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Saturday, 11 April 2015

A roundup of this afternoon's fixtures of local teams

In football, in the Championship Brentford have drawn 1-1 with Derby.

In the Premier League, Crystal Palace are playing Sunderland at the Stadium of Light.

And in League 2 AFC Wimbledon face Oxford United at home.

In rugby in the Premiership Harlequins are playing Gloucester at the Stoop.

And in the Championship London Scottish face Nottingham at home.

Kick-off for all these games is at 3pm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:53 pm  

Sutton residents can take part in The Big Lunch
Residents in Sutton can now apply to close their streets for this year’s The Big Lunch.

The event sees locals across the country hold daytime street parties.

It’s aimed at helping communities become better connected, building ties of all ages and backgrounds and encouraging safer neighbourhoods.

Last year there were 5 big lunches organised in the borough.

The 7th annual event will be held on Sunday 7th June.

You can find out more here
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:19 am  

The Boat Race 2015

Sporting history will be made today as the Women's Boat Race is joining the Men's on the Tideway for the first time.

James Brydges reports.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:01 am  

Elderly pair targeted at Staines cemetery
A couple elderly people were targeted for a distraction theft as they visited a Staines cemetery.

The incident happened around 3 pm last Monday when the 92 year old man and 90 year old woman were visiting the graves of their spouses.

When they returned to their car, a man approached them and asked for help to locate a grave.

After walking back into the cemetery, the man said he would go and get his car while they looked for the grave. When they returned to their car, they found the woman’s handbag had been taken. It contained £10 in cash and bank cards.

The man is described as white, 5 foot 9 inches tall, of stocky build and was clean shaven. He was wearing a cap, a dark coloured jacket and a dark coloured T shirt.

A second man was also seen nearby. He’s described as white, about 5 foot 7 inches tall with a slim build. He was wearing a jacket.

Surrey police would like to hear from anyone who can help them trace these men. If you have information, contact them on 101 or anonymously through Crimestoppers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:56 am  

Friday, 10 April 2015

Investigation into Fulham murder
Detectives investigating the murder for a 33 year old Spanish woman in Fulham have set up news ways for information to be passed to them.

Vanessa Santillan was found dead at her flat in Romily Court off Landridge Road on the 28th of March.

She arrived in the UK in January and was believed to be working as an escort.

A post mortem examination gave the cause of death as injuries to the head and neck.

A 23 year old man was arrested but has been bailed pending further enquiries.

Any witnesses or anyone with information about the murder should call the incident room on 020 8721 4868 or email [email protected] Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via

Additionally, information can be passed through Galop, London’s LGBT anti-violence and abuse charity, on 020 7704 2040 or by email [email protected]
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:23 pm  

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An assault has taken place on the Fairfield in Kingston
A man’s been assaulted on the Fairfield in Kingston.

Police attended the scene this afternoon, following reports of a male suffering stab wounds.

The 19-year-old has been air-lifted to a South London hospital where he remains in a stable condition.

His injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

The Fairfield has been closed off whilst officers conduct their enquiries.

No arrests have been made.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:33 pm  

The bunting is up in the Scottish town of Dunblane as it prepares to host the wedding of its famous son Andy Murray
Tennis' world number three will marry his girlfriend of nine years Kim Sears in a ceremony at Dunblane Cathedral tomorrow afternoon.

The couple live in Oxshott, but have chosen to exchange vows in the Perthshire community where the 2013 Wimbledon champion grew up.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:19 pm  

A man’s in a critical condition after being assaulted in New Malden.

Just after midnight, police approached a car in Beverley Way but it drove off.

Nearby officers found a 20-year-old man who had been assaulted, and was suffering burns, in Ely Close, off Huntley Way, which lies between New Malden and Raynes Park.

His attack is believed to be linked to a fight in St Marks Close in Fulham just before.

Witnesses described seeing a man being "dragged" into a car, and a 19-year-old man was found stabbed at the scene.

The car officers are searching for is a silver Mercedes C220 Estate.

Anyone with information is asked to call Trident Gang Crime Command on 020 8785 8580, the police non-emergency line on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:31 pm  

Radio Jackie to host the Trycycle Event in Twickenham
The streets of Twickenham will come alive on Sunday - the Trycycle family fun day will take place on the Embankment.

The aim of the day is to raise funds for Twickenham based charity StreetInvest.

The team works to improve the lives of street children worldwide – many of whom have been orphaned.

Twickenham BID Manager, Gerry Barwick, explains what’s behind the event.

It all starts at 12 noon.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:50 pm  

Car Insurance Crackdown
Police in Wallington seized five vehicles and made four arrests during a crackdown on drivers without insurance yesterday.

They used number plate recognition cameras to tell officers on patrol where the suspects were.

The operation resulted in five vehicles seized for no insurance as well as four arrests for a variety of offences including possession of drugs; vehicle theft and immigration offences.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:34 pm  

New interactive map reveals fire call outs in London

Croydon had an above average number of fire related call outs last year compared to the rest of London at 3,613.

An interactive map has been created by the London Fire Brigade indicating where blazes have happened over the last year.

Central London had the highest amount of recorded calls out – while SW London had below average.

In Richmond, there were only 1,628 while Kingston saw 1,321

Colour code:

Red -High
Orange -Above average
Yellow - Average
Blue - Below average
Purple - Low or none
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:53 am  

The Alternative Boat Race

Ahead of tomorrow’s big event on the river, the RNLI is launching it’s alternative boat race.

250 miniature lifeboats will set sail down the Thames from Barnes Bridge down to Chiswick this afternoon.

The event starts at half past 5.

The RNI wants to raise money and encourage volunteers to join up.

For more details, click here
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:20 am  

Final preparations underway for tomorrow's Boat Race

For the first time tomorrow, the Women's Boat Race will be on the same day and same course as the men's.

It has taken almost 90 years to happen.

In 1936, it was thought that women couldn't cope with the same route as the men, so they raced on a different one.

It was only last week, that the women's team had to be rescued by the RNLI while out training on the Thames.

Oxford is the favourite to win this year's race.

Meanwhile, here's everything you need to know about the course;

The Boat Race course, known as the Championship Course is 4 miles, 374 yards or 6.8 Km long.

It stretches between Putney and Mortlake on the River Thames.

This course was first used for the Boat Race in 1845 and has been used for every race since, (apart from 1846, 1856 and 1863 when the race was held in the opposite direction between Mortlake and Putney).

The Fulham/Chiswick side of the course is known as the Middlesex side. The Putney/Barnes side of the course is known as the Surrey side.

The Boat Races are rowed upstream, but are timed to start on the incoming flood tide. The Boat Race is usually an hour before high tide, with the Women's Boat Race a further hour before so that the crews are rowing with the fastest possible current.

For more details, click here

Stay tuned to Jackie for the latest news and travel throughout the day, or follow us @Jackie_News and @Jackie_Travel
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:11 am  

UPDATE: Strike action
EasyJet is laying on five special flights so schoolchildren, stranded by the French air traffic control strike, can get home.

The low-fare carrier is also hoping to use larger planes today to ease the problems caused by the 48-hour walkout, which ended yesterday.

EasyJet was one of the worst-hit airlines - having to axe 331 flights yesterday and 248 on Wednesday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:09 am  

Warning over pollution levels today
Parts of Britain are expected to see high and potentially harmful levels of air pollution today.

It's being caused by clouds of sand blowing over from the Sahara which are mixing with locally generated pollution.

Harmful emission limits were broken in Putney High Street just days into 2015 - it was a similar story in Oxford Street.

Air quality expert Doctor David Green says elderly or ill people should avoid doing anything strenuous outdoors.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:01 am  

Fire in Chessington
Archery equipment at a sports ground in Chessington was destroyed by fire last night.

Neighbours spotted the fire in Hook Road in a portacabin behind their homes and raised the alarm.

Four fire engines and around 21 fire fighters and officers from Surbiton, New Malden and Kingston attended the incident.

Nobody was hurt.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:57 am  

Man treated for burns in New Malden
Police are still at the scene of an incident at a house just off the A3 in between Raynes Park and New Malden.

Officers were called to Huntley Way, a slip road, just after 6am.

They discovered a man, believed to be in his 20s, suffering burns.

No further details have been released at this time.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:41 am  

The streets of Twickenham will come alive on Sunday

The Trycycle family fun day will take place on the Embankment.

The aim of the day is to raise funds for Twickenham based charity StreetInvest.

The team works to improve the lives of street children worldwide – many of whom have been orphaned.

The event on Sunday is free, but charity Chief Executive Duncan Ross, explains how your donations can help.

The event starts at 12 noon - for more details, click here.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:59 am  

Health watchdog criticises West Middlesex hospital
West Middlesex hospital in Isleworth has been criticised by the NHS watchdog.

Inspectors said an inadequate number of nurses and A & E consultants posed a risk to patient safety.

The hospital’s facing an increased number of emergency patients and births under a controversial shake-up of A&Es and maternity departments.

The watchdog did however find “good” care in a number of areas.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:02 am  

Thursday, 9 April 2015

Help find missing man with links to Surrey

Police are growing concerned for the welfare of a 23-year-old Hailsham man whose been missing from since Tuesday.

Ashley Colton is 6' 1" and of muscular build with short dark hair and a prominent beard.

He was wearing a grey tracksuit top and grey tracksuit bottoms, trainers and a black baseball cap.

Ashley could have travelled to Surrey as he is known to have friends in the Ewell, Epsom and Kingston.

Anyone who’s seen him or knows of his whereabouts can call Police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:25 pm  

A man police want to speak to following a string of thefts

Police have released an image of man they would like to speak to following a string of shoplifting offences.

It comes after two tablets were stolen from a Mothercare store in Weybridge on 24th March at around 4.30pm.

Officers are also linking the suspect to 7 similar thefts around Leatherhead, Woking, Epsom and Dorking.

The offender is described as male, white, in his mid-30’s, around 5’10, of a stocky build and with brown hair.

A photo of him can be found on our news page at
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:15 pm  

Carers needed in Kingston and Wimbledon

A service called Home Instead, which runs across South West London and Surrey, is aiming to help people stay in their own homes.

Carers on home visits complete tasks ranging from housework, to shopping or meal preparation.

Claire Jefferies is director at the Wimbledon and Kingston branch.

Her own experience, encouraged her to get involved.

For more details about Home Instead, click here
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:52 pm  

A new survey has found that ‘Paul O’Grady: For the Love of Dogs’ is the most popular television programme enjoyed by our pets

Research found an average pet spends around 21 hours a week watching the small screen, with 17% rating Pogdogs as their favourite programme.

The award winning show focuses on the dogs and staff at Battersea Dog’s Home.

The programme has a loyal following, with viewers tweeting and sharing their pet pictures on Facebook during every episode.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:09 pm  

Van driver stopped at Cobham
A van driver has been stopped by police after reportedly watching a DVD of Lord of the Rings while travelling at around 60mph on Britain's busiest motorway.

He was pulled over near Cobham Services on the M25 this morning.

It's believed the man is from Guildford and in his 30s.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:06 pm  

Closures planned on the M3 near Chertsey
There will be overnight closures on the M3 from Monday through to Sunday the 19th of April.

The motorway will be closed between the slip roads at Junction 12 of the M25 – the M3 turn off.

The work is to install cross carriageway ducts and there will be clearly signed diversions in place.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:23 am  

Leatherhead man found guilty of benefit fraud
A man from Leatherhead has been found guilty of Benefit Fraud.

52 year-old Paul Dean received jobseeker’s allowance and housing benefit as he claimed he had no savings and was unemployed.

However, a pro-active data matching initiative revealed that he had capital in excess of £80,000, significantly higher than the threshold.

Dean was ordered to pay £500 in costs and sentenced to 140 hours of unpaid work - all money illegally obtained has been repaid.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:32 am  

Massive Oil reserves discovered in Surrey
There could be up to 100 billion barrels of oil beneath Surrey and Sussex.

That’s according to exploration firm UK Oil & Gas Investments.

Last year, the firm drilled a well at Horse Hill, near Gatwick Airport, and analysis of that well suggests the area could hold 158 million barrels of oil per square mile.

The company’s chief executive says they think it’s a very significant discovery probably the largest onshore in the UK in the last 30 years.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:44 am  

Airport strike update: More woes for British travellers today
Passengers face another 24 hours of industrial action by French air traffic controllers today.

Yesterday’s walkout resulted in the cancellation of hundreds of flights which affected thousands of passengers at Heathrow and other British airports.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:08 am  

Kew Gardens to host literary festival
Novelist Jacqueline Wilson and travel writer Bill Bryson are two of the big names signed up for Kew Garden's first literary festival.

The five day festival - ‘Write On Kew’ - is scheduled for September.

It’s the latest in a series of ventures aimed at boosting revenues for the cash strapped botanic gardens.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:06 am  

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

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posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:49 pm  

Heathrow ranks highly against other world airports
Heathrow is ranked among the top 10 airports in the world.

That’s according to air travel rating site Skytrax which names the best international airports each year based on a nine month customer survey.

Heathrow touches down in eighth place, up from 10th in last year's World Airport Awards, London City is at number 32, and Gatwick ranks 40th.

However, none of Britain's airports rank among the 10 best places "for customers to relax and unwind during the airport experience".
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:26 pm  

Missing teenager found
Police have thanked the public for their help in finding a missing teenager from Hayes.

14-year-old Hakim Simmons has now been found.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:51 pm  

Airport strike action update

Thousands of passengers at Heathrow and other British airports are facing travel chaos due to a strike by French air traffic controllers.

Many European flights have been cancelled and scores more are disrupted due to the two-day action.

The protest action is set to go on tomorrow with the threat of further walkouts from April 16th to the 18th and from April 29th to May 1st.

BA say they're doing all they can to minimise disruption including using larger aircraft as well as re-routing some flights to help customers get to where they need to be.

Stay tuned to Jackie for the latest travel info.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:50 pm  

The advertising watchdog is claiming TfL and Mayor Boris Johnson have misled Londoners

Lucy Mayer reports:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:28 pm  

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Person hit by train in Richmond
A person has been hit by a train this afternoon travelling from Richmond to Barnes.

Trains between Clapham Junction and London Waterloo are still experiencing delays of up to 30 minutes.

It happened shortly after 5pm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:37 pm  

Richmond’s residents are being praised for being 'environmentally friendly.'
Richmond Council has collected one hundred and eighty kilograms of unwanted electrical items in a recent recycling event in York Street.

The council says more campaigns are being planned.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:56 pm  

Hounslow Council has ordered an elderly couple to remove the solar panels from their home
The council says they are a 'jarring and incongruous feature' and must be removed by Friday, despite many appeals in favour of keeping them.

82 year olds Joy and James Skinner have been threatened with criminal prosecution if the panels aren't removed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:53 pm  

A former school teacher from Surbiton is entering Richard Branson's Pitch to Rich competition.

Elisa Lodato has launched 'ThinkTutor' a multi-media platform for teachers to deliver digital content to students who can't afford private tuition.

The next round of the competition will see the top fifty business ideas progress.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:52 pm  

People living near Twickenham Stadium are being advised to sign up to regular email updates about the Rugby World Cup.

The event kicks off in September.

Twickenham stadium is the home of English Rugby, and a number of key matches will be played there.

Richmond Council says it will be updating its website regularly to allow residents to find out how their properties will be impacted.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:49 pm  

A £5,000 reward's being offered for information about a convicted murderer who's on the run from Hull

William Kerr breached his prison release licence in January.

Officers believe the 53 year old may have travelled to London.

He and another man were convicted of killing a woman in Leeds and jailed for life in 1998.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:49 pm  

A tribunal has heard a paramedic refused to help a distressed woman, thought to be pregnant, because he was near the end of his shift in Kingston.
Lucy Mayer has the latest.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:27 pm  

Soldier from Croydon faces trial for 21 assaults
An army sergeant from Croydon accused of sexually abusing female recruits has denied the charges.

45 year-old Edwin Mee allegedly targeted 11 victims aged between 15 and 25 on military bases.

The soldier denies 17 counts of sexual assault, three rapes and one count of assault by penetration.

His trial is due to start tomorrow.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:26 pm  

Provisional date set for trial after Fulham murder
A provisional date has been set for the trial of a woman accused of murdering her baby in a Fulham hotel.

31 year old Federica Boscolo-Gnolo from Italy is charged with killing her 2-month-old baby daughter, Farah.

She was arrested in January after she reported the baby's disappearance and is on remand in Holloway prison.

Ms Boscolo-Gnolo is due to appear at the Old Bailey on the 6th of July.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:18 pm  

Mayor of Wandsworth is heading down to the river clean-up
The Mayor of Wandsworth is to join volunteers heading down to the river Wandle on Sunday.

They’ll be getting down and dirty on Trewint Street, in the river clean-up, which begins at 11am.

Last year the team found: a motorbike, a sofa, two washing machines, a wood burning stove and 50 bags of other rubbish.

The Wandle Trust provides waders, protective gloves and First Aid facilities, but asks people to bring their own wellies and old clothes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:39 pm  

Woman dies in Sutton fire
A woman has died in a fire at a block of flats in Sutton.

Emergency services were called to the blaze on the second floor of the building on Brighton Road at around 3 this morning.

They found the body of the woman in the bedroom.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:06 am  

Monday, 6 April 2015

Esher man questioned under anti-terror laws for taking photos of police cars

A man from Esher was questioned under anti-terrorism laws: for taking a photo of 2 police cars parked at a bus stop.

54 year old Keiron Power tried to take the picture of the cars parked at the bus stop behind the Bittoms car park in Kingston.

Instead he was stopped in a pincer manoeuvre by a pair of police cars and stopped under the Prevention of Terrorism Act.

His wife had been given a £110 pound fine for stopping at the bus stop for 45 seconds the previous week.

Kingston police admitted they had initially asked him to delete the photos but later allowed him to keep them.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:13 pm  

SW London football round up

Brentford came from 2 goals behind to salvage a 2-2 draw with Nottingham Forest in the Championship this afternoon

AFC Wimbledon suffered an embarrassing defeat in League Two as they were thrashed 4-0 by Dagenham and Redbridge

In the Conference Woking went down 2-1 at Dover.

The 8 o’clock kick off in the Premier League sees Crystal Palace take on Manchester City.

And Fulham can try and get the heavy defeat to Brentford out of their system tomorrow.

The Championship strugglers are away at Charlton, who they beat earlier in the season.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:14 pm  

Nick Clegg heckled in Surbiton
Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg has been campaigning in Surbiton this morning.

He was heckled by a small group of protesters as he got off the bus - on the topic of tuition fees.

Ed Davey is defending a Liberal Democrat majority in the General election of just under eight thousand.

Mr Clegg met the MP and local supporters in Claremont Gardens and campaign on nearby residential streets.

They joined supporters for a break on Grove Road.

Tax was one of the topics under discussion.

The other candidates standing in Kingston and Surbiton are:

Conservative James Berry

TUSC Laurel Fogarty

Labour Lee Godfrey

Green Clare Keogh

UKIP Ben Roberts

Monster Raving Loony Monkey the Drummer.

Pic: James Gourley/Lib Dems
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:27 am  

Clegg in Surbiton
Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg is to campaign in Surbiton this morning.

Ed Davey is defending a Liberal Democrat majority in the General election of just under eight thousand.

Mr Clegg will meet the MP and local supporters in Claremont Gardens and campaign on nearby residential streets.

They‘ll join supporters for a break at the Grove on Grove Road around 10.30 this morning.

Tax will be one of the topics under discussion.

The other candidates standing in Kingston and Surbiton are:

Conservative James Berry

TUSC Laurel Fogarty

Labour Lee Godfrey

Green Clare Keogh

UKIP Ben Roberts

Monster Raving Loony Monkey the Drummer.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:56 am  

One week since disappearance of Hayes teen

A teenager from Hayes has been missing for a week.

Police are asking for help to find 14 year old Hakin Simmons who’s disappeared from home in Hayes.

He was last seen at 10 last on March the 30th at Friar Road when he told his mother he was going out. He’s not been home since.

Hakim’s black, 5ft 6ins tall with a slim build. When he left, he was wearing a black jacket and trousers, a black baseball cap and green & blue Nike trainers.

Anyone who has seen him is asked to contact Hillingdon police on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:32 am  

One in 25 London children homeless
New figures have revealed that 1 in 25 children in London are homeless.

More than 72-thousand young people have no permanent home.

Top of the list was Haringey which has 5-thousand-322 children - or 10 per cent of all under 18’s in the borough - living in temporary homes.

Croydon is 6th on the list where 5 per cent of all under 18’s live in emergency hostels and B & B’s.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:28 am  

Brentford look to preserve play-off spot
Crystal Palace are well on their way to securing their Premier League status going into today’s match against Manchester City at Selhurst Park.

The Eagles, who are 12th, have been in the top flight on five separate occasions, and have been relegated from the division a record four times.

Meanwhile Brentford hope to consolidate their Championship play-off place when they host Nottingham Forrest this afternoon at Griffin Park.

The Bees are currently 5th in the table just 6 points off the top.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:15 am  

Razors found in Thames on Isleworth shore
Hundreds of razor blades have been found dumped in the River Thames.

Around 500 blades were discovered on the shore in the Isleworth area a week ago.

The Port of London Authority is warning there could be more hidden in the mud.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:11 am  

Sunday, 5 April 2015

Mercury blue plaque set for Feltham
Freddie Mercury is to be honoured by English Heritage with a commemorative blue plaque in Feltham.

It will adorn the terrace house in Gladstone Avenue where the Queen frontman lived from 1964 to 1968 after arriving from Zanzibar with his parents aged 17.

Mercury died in 1991 from pneumonia brought on by AIDS.

He already has a memorial in Feltham – a Hollywood style star in the town centre, which was unveiled in 2009.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

CCTV image released after Tolworth burglary
A CCTV image has been released of a man police would like to speak to in connection with a burglary in Tolworth.

It happened last month in the early hours of the morning.

The man’s described as white, in his 40s or 50s, with greying stubble and a London accent; he was wearing a dark beanie hat and jacket, with a grey hoodie beneath it.

Anyone with any information is urged to contact Kingston Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

UAE Prime Minister set to build personal car park in Battersea
The Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates is set to build a personal six-storey super car park in Battersea.

It will house up to 114 cars and have five-star accommodation for chauffeurs and staff.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, one of the world’s richest men will be built next to Battersea heliport by the Thames.

But some neighbours have expressed concern, with one writing ‘Mendip Road has become the personal fiefdom of the drivers who work from the current car storage facility.’
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:30 pm  

Crystal Palace winger felt 'worthless'
Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha says he felt ‘worthless’ at Manchester United.

The 22-year-old has told the Telegraph feels like he’s back where he belongs after rejoining Palace in the summer after a year at Old Trafford.

Zaha says he’s also frustrated at rumours about why he wasn’t playing at United – saying there were so many that weren’t true.

But he says he’s now happy at Selhurst Park with a manager – Alan Pardew – who trusts in him.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

Mourinho admits Costa gamble
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho admits bringing on Diego Costa in their Premier League game with Stoke was a risk that didn't pay off.

The striker suffered a recurrence of a hamstring injury - less than 10 minutes after coming on as a substitute in the leaders' 2-1 win at Stamford Bridge.

Mourinho is hoping to have his top goal scorer back for the title run-in.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:30 am  

Austin praises Zamora after spectacular strike
QPR's hopes of avoiding Premier League relegation look brighter this morning.

They're now just a point from safety following their 4-1 win at West Brom.

Striker Charlie Austin was among the goalscorers again - he says his forward partner Bobby Zamora must also take credit for a spectacular strike of his own.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:05 am  

Police continuing appeal after Fulham murder

Police say they’re continuing to appeal for information following the murder of a 33-year-old woman in Fulham.

Vanessa Santillan was killed just over a week ago at a flat in Romily Court off Landridge Road, on Saturday 28th March.

Detectives were in the area yesterday, appealing for witnesses – they want to speak to anyone who saw her in the days leading up to her death.

A post-mortem exam gave the preliminary cause of death as injuries to the head and neck.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:55 am  

Petition to save West Molesey record shop
A petition’s been launched to save a 42-year-old record shop in West Molesey.

More than 2-thousand-300 people have signed in a bid to save Langley Records which is being forced to close by the building’s owner Royal Mail.

They’ve submitted a planning application to Elmbridge Council to extend their delivery office premises next door.

The council says the matter will be considered at a sub-committee meeting next month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:26 am  

Chelsea maintain healthy league lead
Chelsea are 7 points clear at the top of the Premier League following a 2-1 win over Stoke at Stamford Bridge.

The visitors scored one of the goals of the season, with Charlie Adam netting with a shot from his own half.

Arsenal went second with their 4-1 victory over Liverpool, and Manchester United are third after a 3-1 win against Aston Villa.

QPR secured a big victory in their fight against relegation.

Their 4-1 win at West Brom leaves them a point from safety.

In the Conference Woking were held to a 2-all draw by Welling United at the Kingfield Stadium.

In the Ryman League there were wins for Leatherhead and Met Police.

Kingstonian were held to a 1-all draw by Canvey Island at Kingsmeadow.

Hampton & Richmond played out a similar draw at Billericay Town.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:07 am  

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Luke spends his free time playing synthesisers and watching old sitcoms. Journalism helps remind him of the 21st century.

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Chloe presents both news and travel - find out more about her on the Presenters page.

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Alex Loveridge
Alex loves watching tennis at Surbiton and Wimbledon and also plays a bit too. He swims at Richmond, but not in the Thames.

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Mike enjoys playing and watching sports and is a budding football coach.

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Jacqui Kerr
Jacqui enjoys all sports and has had a go at most! She loves talking, current affairs, music, and walking her polar-bear-sized dog.

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David Walker
David´s philosophy is you only live once so go out and grab every opportunity no matter how small.

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Sharmeen lives in Worcester Park and loves lie-ins, kittens, books, politics, make-up and anything with sugar in it, but hates Monday mornings with a vengeance.

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John lives in Hounslow. He enjoys beer and singing with barbershop quartets and choruses, though not necessarily in that order.

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Emily is creative and has wide-ranging interests.

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Amelia Beltrao
Amelia thinks living in New Malden definitely has its benefits: she gets the shops and beautiful riverside from Kingston, can walk her dogs on the common and visit the tennis in Wimbledon, as well as having a great range of Asian culture and cuisines on her high street.

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Abby Chitty
Abby is from Southfields and her favourite band of all time is The Killers.

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Nick Ellerby
Back in the UK after six years in Brazil, Nick is missing the sun. He's a big fan of cricket, stand-up comedy and all things radio.

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Katie Waple
Katie presents both news and travel - find out more about her on the Presenters page.

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Michael Maitland-Jones
Michael enjoys reading, swimming and playing songs on guitar.

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Annie Smith
Annie grew up in Molesey. You can often find her cycling (badly) along the tow path by the river in Kingston or walking her dog Scout in Bushy Park.

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