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Saturday, 20 June 2015

Pay and display parking machines disappearing in Croydon pilot scheme

A pilot scheme to cut the number of thefts from pay and display parking machines is to start on Monday in Croydon.

Fifteen roads around the Addiscombe and Park Hill area will see all but one machine in each road covered and taken out of use.

Instead, drivers can use RingGo which was introduced last September.

It allows motorists to pay with a credit or debit card using their phone.

The Council is keen to increase the use of cashless payment and reduce the incidence of damage and thefts from the machines.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

School in Fulham's admissions policy under criticism
It’s been revealed a top Catholic state school based in Fulham ranked the timelines of baby’s baptisms as part of its admissions policy.

The Office of School Adjudicator found the London Oratory School wanted proof a child of six months had been baptised.

The school’s been told aspects of its policy don’t conform, and need to be revised within two months.

But the school’s hit back, saying it no longer uses that policy to deal with over-subscription, calling the OSA ‘not fit for purpose’.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

Patrols to ensure Magna Carta barons statues aren't damaged
Organisers of a Magna Carta barons trail in Lincoln say patrols are being set up to make sure the statues are not damaged.

A helmet on one of the statues, which was knocked off, has been repaired.

The trail is part of the 800th anniversary celebrations of the sealing of the Magna Carta.

The city holds one of four remaining original copies of the charter, which was sealed by King John at Runnymede in 1215.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Murray's Wimbledon preparations disrupted
Andy Murray's pre-Wimbledon preparations are being disrupted by the weather.

He was due on court this afternoon for his semi-final against Victor Troiski at the Queen's Club tennis Championships.

But persistent rain means there's been no play possible so far.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:36 pm  

McLaren to start from back of grid
Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton will start on pole for tomorrow's Austrian Grand Prix.

He qualified quickest ahead of his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg with Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel in third.

It's Hamilton's seventh pole position in eight races this season.

Will Stevens, who’s from Walton, will start from 20th, and he's joined by McLaren’s Jenson Button and Fernando Alonso at the back of the grid after they were penalised for exceeding the number of permitted alterations to their cars.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:29 pm  

Kingston's first crime summit
Kingston Police is holding its first Crime Summit which has got underway in the town.

It was opened by the borough commander Chief Superintendent Glenn Tunstall.

Councillor Terry Paton from Beverley Ward spoke to the officers thanking them for their help cleaning up after the floods in New

Malden yesterday.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:38 am  

Woking-based McLaren driver given 25 place penalty in Austria
Woking McLaren driver Jenson Button has been hit with a 25-place grid penalty for tomorrow's Austrian Grand Prix.

The sanction is the result of engine supplier Honda changing Button's power unit and going over the number of permitted

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:34 am  

Former vicar sentenced for historic sex assaults in Chiswick
A former vicar’s been jailed for 7 years and two months for indecent assaults on three boys under 14 years old - nearly 50 years ago.

77 year old John Charles Hibberd was found guilty on six charges, dating back as far as 1967.

He worked for the Church of England in West London for many years, but retired to the Isle of Wight more than 15 years ago.

A victim contacted police in February 2013 to make an allegation against Hibberd. He was an altar boy at St James Church in Chiswick where he was targeted for abuse.

Two other male victims were assaulted at St Martin’s Church in West Drayton.

Police say other boys may have been abused and would ask any victims to contact them by calling 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:01 am  

Hounslow closes care home
Hounslow Council has decided to close Heston House, a residential care home and day centre for older people and people with learning disabilities.

Following a public consultation between January and April, the Cabinet came to the conclusion that the building is not suited to modern day care and residential needs.

The Council says ‘every effort will be made to assist residents and move them in groups with people they know and trust to make the transition as easy as possible.

Staff at Heston House will be redeployed to cover existing vacancies.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:31 am  

Friday, 19 June 2015

Wallington Rapist finally brought to justice
A convicted rapist has finally been brought to justice following a string of horrific attacks in Wallington.

24 year old Daniel Elliot was sentenced to life imprisonment at Southwark Crown Court today of two counts of rape and a series of other sexual offences.

They include the sexual assault of a 28 year old woman in Mellows Park and an attack on a 16 year old girl in Beddington last year.

He was eventually arrested in November after DNA evidence linked him to the rape of a 15 year old girl in Groves Park in Carshalton.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:47 pm  

Carer from Croydon faces jail for burgling 80 year old
A carer from Croydon has been jailed after burgling the home of an 80 year old woman suffering from dementia and Parkinson’s disease.

42 year old Josifina Thompson from Christie Drive, pleaded guilty at Croydon Crown Court earlier today.

She now faces three years in prison.

Thompson was exposed after the victim’s family set up a camera in her house after noticing money and jewellery were going missing.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:17 pm  

Cereal offender hands herself in
A driver filmed allegedly eating a bowl of cereal while behind the wheel at a busy junction in Hampton Court has been interviewed by police.

Surrey Police say a 51-year-old woman from East Molesey had voluntarily attended a police station.

The woman was issued with a driver referral notice for the offence of driving whilst not in proper control of motor vehicle.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:04 pm  

Former Chelsea striker jailed
Former Chelsea and England striker Kerry Dixon has been jailed for nine months after being found guilty of assault.

The 53-year-old, who scored 147 goals for Chelsea, was sentenced for attacking a man in a pub at Dunstable in Bedfordshire.

The judge said the attack on a 38-year-old man in May last year was "shocking and sickening to watch", and "completely over the top".
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:55 pm  

Sir Bradley Wiggins will be racing across South West London and Surrey in August
He will compete in the third Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic.

Twenty-five teams will contest the 200km race, which this year offers the world’s largest prize fund for a one-day race.

It will be Wiggins’ first race on UK roads since he set a new World Hour Record.

Around 20,000 cyclists will ride on closed roads on the same day with many raising money for charity.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:59 pm  

Man from Epsom arrested
A man from Epsom has been arrested in connection with an investigation into a series of indecent exposures in the Epsom area.

Police are investigating four separate cases between April and last week.

A 23 year old man is currently on bail until later this month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:57 pm  

For the first time in history there are now 11 million people in the UK aged over 65
Today is care home open day, where properties open their doors to the public to help create lasting links between residents and the communities.

Sonia Hamilton Martin is part of the team at Moore Place in Esher.

She says it’s about changing the way we care for our elderly.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:50 pm  

Police re-appeal for witnesses to fatal accident in Streatham

Officers were called to Streatham High Street close to the junction with Beckmead Road at 5.30pm on Monday, the 8th of June.

Officers and the London Ambulance Service attended and found a scooter in collision with a lorry.

The male motorcyclist suffered fatal head injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

He has been identified as 48-year-old Mauricio Da Silva from Mitcham.

The driver of the lorry stopped at the scene. He was not arrested.

Officers from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit based at Merton Traffic Garage are investigating.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:37 am  

Health Secretary in South Wimbledon
The health secretary's outlining his plans to recruit 10,000 more GPs, nurses and other medical staff.

Jeremy Hunt's telling doctors that in return, they'll have to open their surgeries seven days a week.

He's at the Nelson Health Centre, Kingston Road.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:55 am  

Two stowaways have fallen from a British Airways plane in Richmond.

One has died, but a second survived and is in hospital.

It's thought they'd been clinging to the aircraft on its 8.5,000 mile journey from Johannesburg.

The dead man was found on a shop in Kew Road.

They fell as it made its final approach into Heathrow.

There have been previous cases of stowaways falling to the ground in west London - although it's very rare, as most died from temperatures of minus 50 degrees and the lack of oxygen at high altitudes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:54 am  

Thames Water team still in New Malden this morning

UPDATE: The High Street has re-opened as of 9.20am

Thames Water engineers were at the scene in New Malden overnight after a water main burst outside the station last night.

London Fire Brigade was also there for seven hours.

Deputy Assistant Commissioner Tom George said:

As water levels were rising, firefighters worked tirelessly to reduce the impact on the community by positioning sandbags and assisting residents and business owners.

Working in partnership with other agencies and utility companies we were able to deal well with the burst main and return to normality as quickly as possible.

The Brigade was called at 6.49 and the incident was over for us at 3am. Fire crews from New Malden and surrounding stations attended the scene.

At its worst, water was waist deep under the bridge.

A spokesman said the team will be able to answer customers’ questions.

Kingston's new MP James Berry has been helping with the clear up. It's thought 10 properties were flooded.

Jackie's Lucy Mayer is also there.

Stay tuned for the latest news and travel.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:16 am  

Van embedded in shop front in Ewell.

A van has been driven into a shop front on Ewell High Street.

It happened just after 5am near Epsom Road and Reigate Road.

An engineer is being called in to inspect the building to assess if it’s likely to collapse.

The car crashed into the front of Ember Travel - no one was injured.

The road reopened at 10.30am.

Twitpic: @DAH1968

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:43 am  

Speculation rife over Mo Farah missed drugs tests
Former Olympic champion Daley Thompson says he doesn't believe Mo Farah has done anything wrong.

It follows a report from the Daily Mail yesterday which claims the British athlete missed two doping tests in the lead up to London 2012.

On one occasion in 2011 he apparently didn't hear the doorbell ring at his home in Teddington.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:22 am  

Thursday, 18 June 2015

Chessington home at centre of court case between father and son
A millionaire from Fulham has taken his son to court after he claims money he lent him for home renovations wasn’t paid back.

George Staussi says he lent his son Arthur £272,000 to carry out an extension at his home in Chessington.

Mr Staussi says he ‘orally agreed’ to lend his son the money, on the understanding he would receive the cash once the work was complete.

He says he hasn’t received anything back.

But his son’s defence is not yet available from the court, and the contents of the writ have yet to be tested in evidence before a judge.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Burst water main causes New Malden flooding
Parts of New Malden are waist deep in water, after a burst water main flooded the area under the railway bridge, outside the station.

A 30 inch main has ruptured, in the alleyway that runs beside the entrance and opposite the station known as The Cut.

Police have cordoned off the high street, a number of roads around it, and some residential properties, where the water has entered.

Jackie’s Lucy Mayer gave us this report at 8.30pm on the corner of Acacia Grove, where the flooding is not as bad.

Maxime works at The Glasshouse Pub on Coombe Road.

Betty works at Al Forno on New Malden High Street.

The railway bridge is completely flooded after a burst water main in an alleyway nearby in New Malden.

A photo posted by Radio Jackie (@radio.jackie) on

A Thames Water spokesman said: “We are sorry to anyone affected by the flooding in the New Malden area and to any customers who may be experiencing low pressure or no water.

This is due to a burst 30” water main in Coombe Road. Our engineers are on site and are working to isolate the burst pipe and stop the leak. We will be working around the clock to restore the water supply to homes and return the area to normal as quickly as we can."
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:40 pm  

Five charged with attempted murder after Feltham stabbing
Five Asian men have been charged with the attempted murder of a 29-year-old man in Feltham.

They’re aged between 18 and 26 and will appear in custody at Ealing Magistrates’ Court tomorrow.

It’s in connection with the stabbing on Sunday at the Emerald Supermarket on Staines Road.

A sixth man, who’s 21, arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender and possession of controlled drugs has been bailed to a date in mid-August pending further enquiries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:08 pm  

Fulham youngster admits he could leave
Fulham are in danger of losing another young prospect after striker Moussa Dembele has admitted he’s considering leaving this summer.

The Whites are already struggling to keep hold of Patrick Roberts, who’s reportedly turned down a new contract, with Manchester City interested.

Like Roberts, Dembele only has one year left on his contract and he says he doesn’t know if staying at Craven Cottage is best for him.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:30 pm  

Chelsea target expects future to be resolved soon
Reported Chelsea transfer target Falcao says he expects his future to be resolved soon.

The Colombian striker spent last year on loan at Manchester United from Monaco, scoring four times in 29 appearances.

He says his staff are taking care of a potential move, with his focus solely on his national team, who are currently taking part in the Copa America.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

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posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:49 pm  

Andy Murray is through to the quarter finals of the Queen's Club tennis Championships
Murray, who lives in Oxshott, beat Spain's Fernando Verdasco in straight sets, winning 7-5, 6-4.

Muller, who knocked out defending champion Grigor Dimitrov earlier.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:54 pm  

Airport noise map launched
In just a few days, the Airports Commission will submit its recommendations to the Government as to whether Heathrow or Gatwick should be expanded.

MP for Richmond Park, Zac Goldsmith, has launched a new Heathrow Airport flight path campaign alongside the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson and Justine Greening, MP for Putney.

The purpose of the campaign is to demonstrate just how big an impact an expanded Heathrow will have on London, and to alert residents to the threat they face if expansion goes ahead.

Using Heathrow's own data, the map produced shows that up to a million people will be affected, and at this stage many of them have no idea.

Click here to find out how you may be affected.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:49 pm  

Vets in Croydon will be helping a roly-poly Pug to battle the bulge in a national pet slimming competition, Pet Fit Club.

3 year old Rolo Panolo was adopted in December weighing 2st 5lb, but he needs to lose an entire stone to reach his ideal size.

Rolo’s new owner, Lydia Ernstsons, from Epsom, immediately put him on a diet. She says When we first got him he couldn’t run and could only walk for a few minutes before he got too tired, then he’d just collapse on the floor and I would have to carry him home.

Rolo also needs to have an operation on his eye, but until he loses weight the risk of going under the anaesthetic is too high.

He will be fighting the flab with 16 other supersized pets, including Hooch the Rottweiler, who at nearly 13 stone (82kg) is the heaviest pet ever to take part in the annual competition.

Also taking on the six month weight loss challenge are curvy cat Guy who weighs almost 2 stone (10.8kg) and is one of the fattest cats ever to take part, plus a flabby rat named Spider.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:18 pm  

Officers are appealing for witnesses and information following a serious collision in Hayes yesterday.

Police were called at around 2:50pm to reports of two cars and a pedestrian in collision on Coldharbour Lane, at the zebra crossing near the junction with Avondale Drive, Hayes.

Officers attended and the pedestrian, a woman aged in her 60s, was taken to an east London hospital by London's Air Ambulance.

Her condition is described as serious but stable.

Both drivers, a man and a woman, stopped at the scene.

Detectives from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit are carrying our enquiries into the circumstances of the incident.

Any witnesses or anyone with any information are asked to call the witness line 020 8991 9555.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:09 am  

Mo Farah missed drugs tests in the run up to London 2012
Mo Farah was one ‘missed drugs test’ away from being banned from London 2012, according to the Daily Mail.

The paper claims the runner missed two tests in the build-up - once in 2010, and the other in 2011 - when it's said he failed to hear the doorbell at his Teddington home.

It's a difficult time for the double Olympic Champion, as doping allegations have been made against his coach Alberto Salazar and his training partner Galen Rupp.

They've denied those accusations, and Farah's not suspected of wrong-doing.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:40 am  

CCTV images released after racially motivated assault in Fulham

Police have released CCTV images after two men were assaulted in a racially motivated attack at a pub in Fulham.

A 40-year-old man was verbally abused and punched several times around the head, by two suspects on the 25th of May at the Duke on the Green Public House.

The victim’s brother went to remonstrate with the assailants and was then viciously attacked himself – sustaining three fractures to his jaw.

The pub was busy at the time because of the Premiership Victory Parade for Chelsea Football Club – the day of celebration ending in misery for the victims.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:13 am  

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Detectives have today released an image of a man who died in Streatham

28 year old Leon Ulett from Norwood was found unresponsive in Mount Ephraim Road in April and died a day later in hospital.

His death is being treated as unexplained at this stage.

Detectives are keen to build up a full picture of Leon's movements in the run up to his death and would like hear from anyone who saw him.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:58 pm  

A Kingston Police Officer has saved the life of a man who was preparing to jump off a bridge onto the A3 at Malden Junction

Newly recruited PC Aimee Cobb was on routine patrol last week when she received a call from the control room stating there was a man standing on the top of a bridge over the A3 and it looked like he was going to jump.

When she arrived on scene she noticed a man on the wrong side of the barriers, around 30 meters above the busy dual carriageway.

Recognising that if he did jump, he would be unlikely to survive, PC Cobb approached the man, clearly agitated and distressed. He told the officer stay away.

PC Cobb remained calm and engaged him in conversation and started to slowly build up a rapport.

While this was happening other officers from Kingston Police stopped the traffic on the A3 and declared the situation as a critical incident.

Over an hour and a half passed and PC Cobb continued to speak with the man on her own, she has received no specific training for this role and was acting far beyond what is expected of her.

In building his trust, PC Cobb was finally able to persuade the man to come off the ledge of the bridge and he then joined PC Cobb on the pavement.

He is now receiving appropriate medical care.

Speaking to us this afternoon, Aimee explains how it felt to save a man's life.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:47 pm  

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posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:45 pm  

Killer of Croydon model admits to violent sexual attack in Spain
The man convicted of murdering Croydon model Sally Anne Bowman has admitted a violent sexual attack in Spain.

Mark Dixie from Streatham is currently serving 34 years behind bars for the rape and murder of the teenager 10 years ago.

The 44-year-old is also suspected of attacking three women on the Costa del Sol, and last week admitted to raping one of them.

Another man, Dutchman Romano van der Dussen, has spent twelve years in jail for that attack.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Does your business have what it takes to scoop a top award?
The Kingston Business Excellence awards are back.

In their third year, the entry process has been streamlined this time round, so it's easier than ever to nominate your business for an award, whether large or small, start-up or established.

The awards are free to enter - registration closes on June 26th. To find out more, click here

Jerry Irving, with Kingston Chamber of Commerce, has more info.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:54 pm  

Woman spotted driving in Hampton Court eating a bowl of cereal
A driver has caused a stir on YouTube after being spotted eating a bowl of cereal during morning rush hour traffic in Hampton Court.

She was filmed on Creek Road by cyclist David Williams, whose video now has nearly 10,000 views.

He approached her 4x4 telling her to put the bowl down while she had no hands on the wheel, but she ignored him and drove off.

In 2013, a 26-year-old man was charged with careless driving after being caught eating a bowl of cereal at the wheel in Edinburgh.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:49 pm  

A care home in Surbiton is getting a make-over thanks to a team of bankers
Milverton Nursing Home houses 29 residents with complex care needs.

Bosses are hoping to hold a summer party next month to thank the residents and carers, but it's not yet ship shape.

Julie Walden works with Natwest, whose staff are going to help with the make-over on July the 5th, her father is also a resident at Milverton.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:39 pm  

Celebrations are continuing to mark 200 years since the Battle of Waterloo.

A number of events are taking place at schools across the country as part of the Waterloo 200 education initiative.

TV historian Dan Snow has paid pupils at Woking High School a visit.

He explains why youngsters are key to keeping Waterloo’s memory alive.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:22 pm  

London Scottish sign prop
London Scottish have signed prop Jimmy Litchfield from London Welsh.

The 23-year-old is the second signing of the week at the Richmond Athletic Ground, after the arrival of Rory Bartle from Gloucester.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:34 am  

Wimbledon wildcards
Five British players have been given wildcards to go directly into the main singles draw of Wimbledon.

James Ward, Kyle Edmund, Liam Broady, his sister Naomi and Johanna Konta will all avoid qualifying.

It's possible Laura Robson will be added when more wildcards are announced, should she make a successful return from a wrist injury at Eastbourne this weekend.

Lleyton Hewitt is among the others to receive direct entry, in what will be the 2002 champion's final Wimbledon before retiring early next year
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:13 am  

Barbecue fire in Battersea
Firefighters are reminding people to take extra care when barbecuing.

It’s after a fire broke out at a house in Battersea last night when the owner momentarily left the barbecue unattended.

He went back into the house on Dunstan Road to get the meat but when he returned he found the fire had spread and his garden was alight.

The brigade advise you always make sure you’re fully prepared before you light the barbecue so it’s not left unattended at any point.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:08 am  

SW London clubs find out fixtures
The English fixtures for the 2015-2016 season are out.

Chelsea will start their Premier League title defence at home to Swansea.

Crystal Palace are away at newly promoted Norwich.

In the Championship, recently-relegated QPR travel to Charlton.

Meanwhile, Brentford will hope to put their playoff disappointment behind them with a home game to Ipswich, while Fulham are away at Cardiff.

And in League Two, AFC Wimbledon host Plymouth.

Here is a full list of fixtures for all six clubs.

Chelsea fixtures

08/08/2015 15:00 Chelsea v Swansea City
15/08/2015 15:00 Manchester City v Chelsea
22/08/2015 15:00 West Bromwich Albion v Chelsea
29/08/2015 15:00 Chelsea v Crystal Palace
12/09/2015 15:00 Everton v Chelsea
19/09/2015 15:00 Chelsea v Arsenal
26/09/2015 15:00 Newcastle United v Chelsea
03/10/2015 15:00 Chelsea v Southampton
17/10/2015 15:00 Chelsea v Aston Villa
24/10/2015 15:00 West Ham United v Chelsea
31/10/2015 15:00 Chelsea v Liverpool
07/11/2015 15:00 Stoke City v Chelsea
21/11/2015 15:00 Chelsea v Norwich City
28/11/2015 15:00 Tottenham Hotspur v Chelsea
05/12/2015 15:00 Chelsea v A.F.C. Bournemouth
12/12/2015 15:00 Leicester City v Chelsea
19/12/2015 15:00 Chelsea v Sunderland
26/12/2015 15:00 Chelsea v Watford
28/12/2015 15:00 Manchester United v Chelsea
02/01/2016 15:00 Crystal Palace v Chelsea
13/01/2016 19:45 Chelsea v West Bromwich Albion
16/01/2016 15:00 Chelsea v Everton
23/01/2016 15:00 Arsenal v Chelsea
02/02/2016 19:45 Watford v Chelsea
06/02/2016 15:00 Chelsea v Manchester United
13/02/2016 15:00 Chelsea v Newcastle United
27/02/2016 15:00 Southampton v Chelsea
01/03/2016 19:45 Norwich City v Chelsea
05/03/2016 15:00 Chelsea v Stoke City
12/03/2016 15:00 Liverpool v Chelsea
19/03/2016 15:00 Chelsea v West Ham United
02/04/2016 15:00 Aston Villa v Chelsea
09/04/2016 15:00 Swansea City v Chelsea
16/04/2016 15:00 Chelsea v Manchester City
23/04/2016 15:00 A.F.C. Bournemouth v Chelsea
30/04/2016 15:00 Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur
07/05/2016 15:00 Sunderland v Chelsea
15/05/2016 15:00 Chelsea v Leicester City

Crystal Palace fixtures

08/08/2015 15:00 Norwich City v Crystal Palace
15/08/2015 15:00 Crystal Palace v Arsenal
22/08/2015 15:00 Crystal Palace v Aston Villa
29/08/2015 15:00 Chelsea v Crystal Palace
12/09/2015 15:00 Crystal Palace v Manchester City
19/09/2015 15:00 Tottenham Hotspur v Crystal Palace
26/09/2015 15:00 Watford v Crystal Palace
03/10/2015 15:00 Crystal Palace v West Bromwich Albion
17/10/2015 15:00 Crystal Palace v West Ham United
24/10/2015 15:00 Leicester City v Crystal Palace
31/10/2015 15:00 Crystal Palace v Manchester United
07/11/2015 15:00 Liverpool v Crystal Palace
21/11/2015 15:00 Crystal Palace v Sunderland
28/11/2015 15:00 Crystal Palace v Newcastle United
05/12/2015 15:00 Everton v Crystal Palace
12/12/2015 15:00 Crystal Palace v Southampton
19/12/2015 15:00 Stoke City v Crystal Palace
26/12/2015 15:00 Bournemouth v Crystal Palace
28/12/2015 15:00 Crystal Palace v Swansea City
02/01/2016 15:00 Crystal Palace v Chelsea
13/01/2016 19:45 Aston Villa v Crystal Palace
16/01/2016 15:00 Manchester City v Crystal Palace
23/01/2016 15:00 Crystal Palace v Tottenham Hotspur
02/02/2016 19:45 Crystal Palace v Bournemouth
06/02/2016 15:00 Swansea City v Crystal Palace
13/02/2016 15:00 Crystal Palace v Watford
27/02/2016 15:00 West Bromwich Albion v Crystal Palace
01/03/2016 19:45 Sunderland v Crystal Palace
05/03/2016 15:00 Crystal Palace v Liverpool
12/03/2016 15:00 Manchester United v Crystal Palace
19/03/2016 15:00 Crystal Palace v Leicester City
02/04/2016 15:00 West Ham United v Crystal Palace
09/04/2016 15:00 Crystal Palace v Norwich City
16/04/2016 15:00 Arsenal v Crystal Palace
23/04/2016 15:00 Crystal Palace v Everton
30/04/2016 15:00 Newcastle United v Crystal Palace
07/05/2016 15:00 Crystal Palace v Stoke City
15/05/2016 15:00 Southampton v Crystal Palace

Brentford fixtures

08/08/2015 15:00 Brentford v Ipswich Town
15/08/2015 15:00 Bristol City v Brentford
18/08/2015 19:45 Brentford v Birmingham City
22/08/2015 15:00 Burnley v Brentford
29/08/2015 15:00 Brentford v Reading
12/09/2015 15:00 Leeds United v Brentford
15/09/2015 19:45 Middlesbrough v Brentford
19/09/2015 15:00 Brentford v Preston North End
26/09/2015 15:00 Brentford v Sheffield Wednesday
03/10/2015 15:00 Derby County v Brentford
17/10/2015 15:00 Brentford v Rotherham United
20/10/2015 19:45 Wolverhampton v Brentford
24/10/2015 15:00 Charlton Athletic v Brentford
31/10/2015 15:00 Brentford v Queens Park Rangers
03/11/2015 19:45 Brentford v Hull City
07/11/2015 15:00 Blackburn Rovers v Brentford
21/11/2015 15:00 Brentford v Nottingham Forest
28/11/2015 15:00 Bolton Wanderers v Brentford
05/12/2015 15:00 Brentford v Milton Keynes Dons
12/12/2015 15:00 Fulham v Brentford
15/12/2015 19:45 Cardiff City v Brentford
19/12/2015 15:00 Brentford v Huddersfield Town
26/12/2015 15:00 Brentford v Brighton
28/12/2015 15:00 Reading v Brentford
02/01/2016 15:00 Birmingham City v Brentford
12/01/2016 19:45 Brentford v Middlesbrough
16/01/2016 15:00 Brentford v Burnley
23/01/2016 15:00 Preston North End v Brentford
30/01/2016 15:00 Brentford v Leeds United
06/02/2016 15:00 Brighton v Brentford
13/02/2016 15:00 Sheffield Wednesday v Brentford
20/02/2016 15:00 Brentford v Derby County
23/02/2016 19:45 Brentford v Wolverhampton
27/02/2016 15:00 Rotherham United v Brentford
05/03/2016 15:00 Brentford v Charlton Athletic
08/03/2016 19:45 Hull City v Brentford
12/03/2016 15:00 Queens Park Rangers v Brentford
19/03/2016 15:00 Brentford v Blackburn Rovers
02/04/2016 15:00 Nottingham Forest v Brentford
05/04/2016 19:45 Brentford v Bolton Wanderers
09/04/2016 15:00 Ipswich Town v Brentford
16/04/2016 15:00 Brentford v Bristol City
19/04/2016 19:45 Brentford v Cardiff City
23/04/2016 15:00 Milton Keynes Dons v Brentford
30/04/2016 15:00 Brentford v Fulham
07/05/2016 12:30 Huddersfield Town v Brentford

Fulham fixtures

08/08/2015 15:00 Cardiff City v Fulham
15/08/2015 15:00 Fulham v Brighton
18/08/2015 19:45 Hull City v Fulham
22/08/2015 15:00 Fulham v Huddersfield Town
29/08/2015 15:00 Rotherham United v Fulham
12/09/2015 15:00 Fulham v Blackburn Rovers
15/09/2015 19:45 Fulham v Wolverhampton
19/09/2015 15:00 Sheffield Wednesday v Fulham
26/09/2015 15:00 Fulham v Queens Park Rangers
03/10/2015 15:00 Charlton Athletic v Fulham
17/10/2015 15:00 Middlesbrough v Fulham
20/10/2015 19:45 Fulham v Leeds United
24/10/2015 15:00 Fulham v Reading
31/10/2015 15:00 Bristol City v Fulham
03/11/2015 19:45 Burnley v Fulham
07/11/2015 15:00 Fulham v Birmingham City
21/11/2015 15:00 Milton Keynes Dons v Fulham
28/11/2015 15:00 Fulham v Preston North End
05/12/2015 15:00 Nottingham Forest v Fulham
12/12/2015 15:00 Fulham v Brentford
15/12/2015 19:45 Fulham v Ipswich Town
19/12/2015 15:00 Bolton Wanderers v Fulham
26/12/2015 15:00 Derby County v Fulham
28/12/2015 15:00 Fulham v Rotherham United
02/01/2016 15:00 Fulham v Sheffield Wednesday
12/01/2016 19:45 Wolverhampton v Fulham
16/01/2016 15:00 Huddersfield Town v Fulham
23/01/2016 15:00 Fulham v Hull City
30/01/2016 15:00 Blackburn Rovers v Fulham
06/02/2016 15:00 Fulham v Derby County
13/02/2016 15:00 Queens Park Rangers v Fulham
20/02/2016 15:00 Fulham v Charlton Athletic
23/02/2016 19:45 Leeds United v Fulham
27/02/2016 15:00 Fulham v Middlesbrough
05/03/2016 15:00 Reading v Fulham
08/03/2016 19:45 Fulham v Burnley
12/03/2016 15:00 Fulham v Bristol City
19/03/2016 15:00 Birmingham City v Fulham
02/04/2016 15:00 Fulham v Milton Keynes Dons
05/04/2016 19:45 Preston North End v Fulham
09/04/2016 15:00 Fulham v Cardiff CIty
16/04/2016 15:00 Brighton v Fulham
19/04/2016 19:45 Ipswich Town v Fulham
23/04/2016 15:00 Fulham v Nottingham Forest
30/04/2016 15:00 Brentford v Fulham
07/05/2016 12:30 Fulham v Bolton Wanderers

Queens Park Rangers fixtures

08/08/2015 15:00 Charlton Athletic v Queens Park Rangers
15/08/2015 15:00 Queens Park Rangers v Cardiff City
18/08/2015 19:45 Wolverhampton v Queens Park Rangers
22/08/2015 15:00 Queens Park Rangers v Rotherham United
29/08/2015 15:00 Huddersfield Town v Queens Park Rangers
12/09/2015 15:00 Queens Park Rangers v Nottingham Forest
15/09/2015 19:45 Queens Park Rangers v Blackburn Rovers
19/09/2015 15:00 Hull City v Queens Park Rangers
26/09/2015 15:00 Fulham v Queens Park Rangers
03/10/2015 15:00 Queens Park Rangers v Bolton Wanderers
17/10/2015 15:00 Birmingham City v Queens Park Rangers
20/10/2015 19:45 Queens Park Rangers v Sheffield Wednesday
24/10/2015 15:00 Queens Park Rangers v Milton Keynes Dons
31/10/2015 15:00 Brentford v Queens Park Rangers
03/11/2015 19:45 Derby County v Queens Park Rangers
07/11/2015 15:00 Queens Park Rangers v Preston North End
21/11/2015 15:00 Middlesbrough v Queens Park Rangers
28/11/2015 15:00 Queens Park Rangers v Leeds United
05/12/2015 15:00 Reading v Queens Park Rangers
12/12/2015 15:00 Queens Park Rangers v Burnley
15/12/2015 19:45 Queens Park Rangers v Brighton
19/12/2015 15:00 Bristol City v Queens Park Rangers
26/12/2015 15:00 Ipswich Town v Queens Park Rangers
28/12/2015 15:00 Queens Park Rangers v Huddersfield Town
02/01/2016 15:00 Queens Park Rangers v Hull City
12/01/2016 19:45 Blackburn Rovers v Queens Park Rangers
16/01/2016 15:00 Rotherham United v Queens Park Rangers
23/01/2016 15:00 Queens Park Rangers v Wolverhampton
30/01/2016 15:00 Nottingham Forest v Queens Park Rangers
06/02/2016 15:00 Queens Park Rangers v Ipswich Town
13/02/2016 15:00 Queens Park Rangers v Fulham
20/02/2016 15:00 Bolton Wanderers v Queens Park Rangers
23/02/2016 19:45 Sheffield Wednesday v Queens Park Rangers
27/02/2016 15:00 Queens Park Rangers v Birmingham City
05/03/2016 15:00 Milton Keynes Dons v Queens Park Rangers
08/03/2016 19:45 Queens Park Rangers v Derby County
12/03/2016 15:00 Queens Park Rangers v Brentford
19/03/2016 15:00 Preston North End v Queens Park Rangers
02/04/2016 15:00 Queens Park Rangers v Middlesbrough
05/04/2016 19:45 Leeds United v Queens Park Rangers
09/04/2016 15:00 Queens Park Rangers v Charlton Athletic
16/04/2016 15:00 Cardiff City v Queens Park Rangers
19/04/2016 19:45 Brighton v Queens Park Rangers
23/04/2016 15:00 Queens Park Rangers v Reading
30/04/2016 15:00 Burnley v Queens Park Rangers
07/05/2016 12:30 Queens Park Rangers v Bristol City

AFC Wimbledon fixtures

08/08/2015 15:00 A.F.C. Wimbledon v Plymouth Argyle
15/08/2015 15:00 Crawley Town v A.F.C. Wimbledon
18/08/2015 19:45 A.F.C. Wimbledon v Cambridge United
22/08/2015 15:00 Carlisle United v A.F.C. Wimbledon
29/08/2015 15:00 A.F.C. Wimbledon v Exeter City
05/09/2015 15:00 Mansfield Town v A.F.C. Wimbledon
12/09/2015 15:00 Yeovil Town v A.F.C. Wimbledon
19/09/2015 15:00 A.F.C. Wimbledon v Notts. County
26/09/2015 15:00 Luton Town v A.F.C. Wimbledon
29/09/2015 19:45 A.F.C. Wimbledon v Northampton Town
03/10/2015 15:00 A.F.C. Wimbledon v Barnet
10/10/2015 15:00 Oxford United v A.F.C. Wimbledon
17/10/2015 15:00 A.F.C. Wimbledon v Morecambe
20/10/2015 19:45 Accrington Stanley v A.F.C. Wimbledon
24/10/2015 15:00 York City v A.F.C. Wimbledon
31/10/2015 15:00 A.F.C. Wimbledon v Hartlepool United
14/11/2015 15:00 Portsmouth v A.F.C. Wimbledon
21/11/2015 15:00 A.F.C. Wimbledon v Wycombe Wanderers
24/11/2015 19:45 A.F.C. Wimbledon v Dagenham & Redbridge
28/11/2015 15:00 Leyton Orient v A.F.C. Wimbledon
12/12/2015 15:00 A.F.C. Wimbledon v Stevenage
19/12/2015 15:00 Newport County v A.F.C. Wimbledon
26/12/2015 15:00 A.F.C. Wimbledon v Bristol Rovers
28/12/2015 15:00 Exeter City v A.F.C. Wimbledon
02/01/2016 15:00 Cambridge United v A.F.C. Wimbledon
09/01/2016 15:00 A.F.C. Wimbledon v Carlisle United
16/01/2016 15:00 A.F.C. Wimbledon v Mansfield Town
23/01/2016 15:00 Notts. County v A.F.C. Wimbledon
30/01/2016 15:00 A.F.C. Wimbledon v Yeovil Town
06/02/2016 15:00 Bristol Rovers v A.F.C. Wimbledon
13/02/2016 15:00 A.F.C. Wimbledon v Luton Town
20/02/2016 15:00 Barnet v A.F.C. Wimbledon
27/02/2016 15:00 A.F.C. Wimbledon v Oxford United
01/03/2016 19:45 Northampton Town v A.F.C. Wimbledon
05/03/2016 15:00 A.F.C. Wimbledon v Accrington Stanley
12/03/2016 15:00 Morecambe v A.F.C. Wimbledon
19/03/2016 15:00 A.F.C. Wimbledon v York City
26/03/2016 15:00 Hartlepool United v A.F.C. Wimbledon
28/03/2016 15:00 A.F.C. Wimbledon v Portsmouth
02/04/2016 15:00 Wycombe Wanderers v A.F.C. Wimbledon
09/04/2016 15:00 Plymouth Argyle v A.F.C. Wimbledon
16/04/2016 15:00 A.F.C. Wimbledon v Crawley Town
19/04/2016 19:45 Dagenham & Redbridge v A.F.C. Wimbledon
23/04/2016 15:00 A.F.C. Wimbledon v Leyton Orient
30/04/2016 15:00 Stevenage v A.F.C. Wimbledon
07/05/2016 15:00 A.F.C. Wimbledon v Newport County
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:39 am  

Campaign to try and save a Surbiton landmark
Kingston Council says it's developing a strategy that will build on the borough's heritage to attract more grant funding for major projects.

That's as a campaign to raise £1.2 million has been launched to save a Surbiton landmark from becoming flats.

Planning permission has been granted to turn the TDV building, known as the 'birthplace of the Mini Cooper', into housing.

But alongside son Kyle, Robert Stanger is hoping to turn it into an education garage and community centre where people can learn about car history.

Listen to our interview with Kyle and Robert in full here.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:30 am  

Football fixtures set to be released
Chelsea will find out today who they'll start their defence of their title against.

The Premier League and Football League fixtures for the upcoming season are announced at 9 o'clock this morning.

Last time out, the Blues started with an away match at Burnley.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am  

Sadiq Khan wants "better not bigger" Heathrow
Labour mayoral aspirant Sadiq Khan has branded party rivals Tessa Jowell and David Lammy “ultra-Blairites” for backing a third runway at Heathrow.

The Tooting MP says Heathrow should be made “better not bigger”.

Mr Khan told the Evening Standard that expansion should be ruled out on the grounds of “awful air quality”, noise and inadequate infrastructure.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:40 am  

Chelsea close to Falcao deal
Chelsea say they’re close to completing the signing of Radamel Falcao on a season-long loan.

The club has also added Queens Park Rangers’ striker Charlie Austin to their summer transfer shopping list as a replacement for Loic Remy.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:14 am  

Man charged in connection with Reigate bank robbery
A man’s been charged in connection with two bank robberies in Reigate and Guildford.

The two incidents occurred at Lloyds Bank.

Firstly in Reigate High Street on Friday May 29th, where a small amount of cash was taken, and secondly in Epsom Road, Guildford on Tuesday June 2nd.

On both occasions the man entered the bank and demanded money brandishing a suspected gun.

No one was hurt in either incident.

Forty-nine-year-old Paul Williams, from Reigate, will appear at Guildford Magistrates’ Court today.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:04 am  

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Special commemoration service to be held in Twickenham
A special church service commemorating the service of men and women in the British Armed Forces is being held in Twickenham.

Local military representatives, charities and uniformed groups will be in attendance, along with the Mayor of Richmond.

It’s aiming to raise public awareness of the contribution made to the country by those who serve and have served.

It’s taking place next Saturday 27th June at St Mary the Virgin Church.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:30 pm  

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It's updated weekday evenings from 7pm.

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posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:51 pm  

An appeal on this morning’s BBC Crimewatch Roadshow has called for witnesses to an attack in Wandsworth to come forward.
Debbie Russ reports.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:36 pm  

Max Clifford could face further charges
Max Clifford could face further charges following last year's convictions for historic sex offences.

The CPS says it is considering bringing new charges against the publicist from Hersham after receiving a file of evidence from police.

Clifford was sentenced to eight years in jail after being found guilty of eight counts of indecent assault between 1977 and 1984 last May.

He was arrested in March over fresh sex offence allegations.

Crime Correspondent Martin Brunt has the latest.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:33 pm  

Chelsea may have to leave Stamford Bridge
Chelsea may have to leave Stamford Bridge for two seasons while they redevelop the ground.

The champions are set to reveal proposals for a 60,000-seater stadium, with the club likely to consider building over the nearby railway tracks.

But work would mean they'd have to find an alternative home for at least two years, with both Wembley and Twickenham mooted as possible suggestions.

Here's what St Margaret's Councillor Alexander Ehmann had to say when rumours of a move to the home of English rugby first spread last year.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:16 pm  

29 now charged in Surrey Police crackdown
16 people have been charged in the second week of Surrey Police's crackdown on drink or drug-driving offences.

29 people have now been charged in total.

People have been stopped all over the county, including in Ewell, Byfleet and Addlestone.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:05 pm  

Fulham youngster heading closer to exit
Fulham youngster Patrick Roberts looks set to leave the Championship club.

Sky Sports are reporting that the 18-year-old has told bosses he won't sign a new contract at Craven Cottage.

Various papers have linked him with a move to Manchester City, saying a move to the Etihad is close.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:51 pm  

Squatters near the Magna Carta memorial face eviction
Squatters on woodland near the Magna Carta memorial are facing eviction after developers secured a possession order.

Guildford County Court granted the order as thousands of people celebrated Magna Carta's 800th year.

The squatters claimed to have rights under the medieval Charter of the Forest, but developers Orchid Runnymede said property law was on their side.

The group, who set up Runnymede Eco-Village on Coopers Hill, said the Charter gave them rights to subsist in the forest – they plan to appeal.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:31 pm  

Putney MP supports Michelle Obama's education campaign
US first lady Michelle Obama has arrived at a school in east London to promote her charity work surrounding education for girls.

Mrs Obama's meeting students in Tower Hamlets.

International Development Secretary and MP for Putney, Justine Greening supports the campaign.

She says there's strong evidence showing how young women in developing countries benefit from a decent education.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:50 am  

QPR deny Sandro's been deported.
Queens Park Rangers have denied reports midfielder Sandro has been deported from the UK over work permit issues.

A national newpaper claimed the Brazilian had been forced out the country after playing for the club without the necessary paperwork.

QPR says this isn't the case and Sandro is currently on holiday.

However they do admit to being in touch with the Home Office about an issue relating to the midfielder.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:15 am  

Kingston Police focus day on domestic abuse
Kingston Police are today focussing on medical establishments and domestic abuse.

It's after research has shown that medical professionals are often unsure where to raise complaints.

As well as informing them, the force also wants to raise awareness with the public about its services and how it can help victims of domestic abuse.

There are stalls at Kingston Hospital and at medical centres in Hawks Road and Skerne Road manned by police and the victim support service.

There is a domestic violence hub based at Kingston Council that has telephone support between 9 and 4 each weekday, staffed by domestic abuse advisors.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:48 am  

Capital One Cup first round draw made
The draw for the first round of the Capital One Cup has been made this morning.

Relegated QPR will go to Yeovil, while there's a home tie for Brentford, who host Oxford.

Fulham and AFC Wimbledon are away at Wycombe and Cardiff respectively.

The games will be played in the week commencing the 10th of August.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:32 am  

Police appeal for help tracing man after brutal murder

Police have launched an appeal to help trace a man still wanted in connection with the brutal murder of Chris Foster.

33-year-old Aydin Salih was named in court as being involved in the killing - he is the cousin of two men already convicted.

Salih has fled the UK and police have released a CCTV image of him at Heathrow airport.

Chris was mistaken for another man by the murderers and was stabbed to death in November 2013 while enjoying a drink with friends
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:28 am  

A special concert will take place in Richmond tonight to mark 200 years since the Battle of Waterloo

Music performed at St Mary Magdalene’s Church will come from The Band and Bugles of the Rifles – one of the regiments who fought the battle.

Money raised from the evening is going to the Richmond based Poppy Factory.

Here’s what London’s Mayor Boris Johnson had to say about the work done there when he paid it a visit recently.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:06 am  

Monday, 15 June 2015

Man found in possession of a meat cleaver & Class B drugs given 7 months in prison
A man’s been jailed for 7 months after being found in possession of a bladed article and Class B drugs.

32-year-old Jerome Edmondson-Jackson was arrested last October after police spotted a car driving erratically in Thornton Heath.

On searching the vehicle, officers noticed a strong smell of cannabis and found a meat cleaver in a bag, tucked under the seat.

Edmondson-Jackson was sentenced at Croydon Crown Court last week.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:29 pm  

Free NHS Health Check popular in Richmond
More people than ever before in Richmond are taking advantage of their free NHS Health Check.

That’s according to new figures published by Public Health England.
Over 6,000 have had their check in the last year; that’s more than 50% of the 11,000 invited.
The NHS Health Check is available for 40 -74 year olds – it’s estimated 65,000 people in the UK are obese or overweight.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:02 pm  

Apprentice scheme success at Epsom and St Helier hospitals
The national apprenticeship scheme is alive and kicking at Epsom and St Helier hospitals.

The trust has taken on 12 members of staff on placements due to last either one or two years.

After that, they will be offered an interview for a permanent role.

The apprentices are formally employed by the National Skills Academy for Health, but work across the hospital departments.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:30 pm  

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posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:50 pm  

Surgeon returns from Malawi trip
A surgeon at Epsom and St Helier hospitals has returned from teaching over 150 medical practitioners in Malawi how to perform life-saving surgery.

Mr Paul Thomas has travelled to Africa twice a year for the past five years to teach how to perform hernia procedures.

Funded through the charity the AMECA Trust - Thomas uses his annual leave to help improve the developing countries healthcare system.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

Reminder for dog owners in Sutton
Dog owners are being reminded not to use a park in Sutton for walks.

Overton Park is a dog free space but the council say people are continuing to take their dogs in and let them run off the lead.

Officer’s from the police safer parks team are now patrolling the grounds.

Overton High school who use the grounds for sports are keen to keep the area safe and clean for their students to use.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

A cyclist has been taken to hospital following an accident in Tooting.
Police were called to the High Street at 3.15 this afternoon following reports a cyclist and lorry had collided.

The cyclist is in a serious but stable condition.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:14 pm  

Man appears in court in connection with Ashtead and Oxshott robberies
A man has appeared at Staines Magistrates Court in connection with two robberies at Lloyds pharmacy stores in Ashtead and Oxshott.

25-year-old Luke Wilson is charged with two counts of robbery and two counts of possession of an imitation firearm with intentent.

The robberies took place earlier this month in Craddocks Avenue in Ashtead and Oxshott High Street.

Wilson has been remanded in custody to appear in court next month.

A 31-year-old man from Epsom who had been arrested in connection with the offences has had his bail cancelled and no further action will be taken.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:01 pm  

Sixth person charged in connection with historical child abuse allegations in Barnes
A sixth person has been charged in connection with the investigation into allegations of historical child abuse in Barnes.

66-year-old Patrick Marshall from Farnham is due to appear on bail at Westminster Magistrates' Court later this month.

He's charged with 16 counts of indecent assault on a boy under 16, and one count of gross indecency with a boy under 14.

The charges relate to seven different victims and are said to have taken place between 1968 and 1981.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:51 pm  

Kingston Council announces plans to regenerate housing estates
Kingston Council has announced plans to regenerate the largest housing estates in the borough.

Under the proposals, the Cambridge Estate, Kingsnympton Park and Sheephouse Way would all have a facelift.

The proposals would take 15 years to carry out and the council says it's unlikely that any work would start before 2018.

Tenants and leaseholders who would want to remain living on the estates following the regeneration will have the opportunity to do so.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

Hiss-taken identity in Carshalton

Police in Carshalton have had an hour-long stand off with a garden ornament.

That's as they mistook it for a snake.

They were alerted at around 6.30 on Friday to reports of a reptile on the loose at the junction of Carshalton Road and Shorts Road.

Officers spotted the 'snake' in a garden, but kept their distance, until someone living nearby revealed it was in fact a garden ornament.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:22 pm  

Magna Carta celebrations taking place in Runnymede

The Prime Minister says the UK needs to reform its human rights to "safeguard" Magna Carta's legacy.

David Cameron's been speaking as the historic document's influence over the past 800 years was celebrated in Runneymede.

The charter marked the beginning of the rule of law and fair trials in the UK.

Historian David Starkey has been talking about the event to Sky News reporter Jayne Secker.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:42 pm  

Hopes Surbiton Trophy will become a regular fixture on the tennis calendar
Surbiton Racket & Fitness Club director Roy Staniland has declared last week's Surbiton Trophy a huge success.

It was the first time the club had held an ATP Challenger Tour competition in seven years.

Australia's Matthew Ebden won the men's singles, while Russian Vitalia Diatchenko won the women's event.

Staniland says he hopes it will become a regular fixture on the the tennis calendar.

You can listen to our interview with Vitalia Diatchenko after her win here.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:05 pm  

Kingston company comes up with four-digit PIN alternative
A company based in Kingston has come up with an alternative to the traditional four-digit PIN code - using emojis.

Intelligent Environments says it's more secure because there are a huge number of potential combinations of emojis, compared with the numbers 0 to 10.

It could be used for online banking - and some firms have apparently already expressed an interest.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:51 am  

Police appeal after indecent exposures in Epsom
Police are appealing for information following two incidents of indecent exposure in Epsom – both involving girls on their way to school.

The first occasion was last Wednesday on Burgh Heath Road and then on Thursday in Church Street.

Officers say the man did not speak to the victims or try to harm them, nonetheless they were both distressed.

The descriptions given of the man are that he’s white, aged 20-30, around 5ft 10, with slight stubble and brown/gingery messy hair.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:30 am  

Surrey cricketer to leave hospital today
Surrey batsman Rory Burns has been cleared to leave hospital today.

That's after being involved in a collision with teammate Moises Henriques during yesterday's abandoned T20 Blast game with Sussex Sharks.

The two fielders collided while trying to claim a catch, and ambulances were called on to the pitch as the pair remained unconscious.

Burns suffered head and face injuries, while Henriques is expected to stay longer in hospital after breaking his jaw in three places.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:10 am  

Police appeal after man has part of ear bitten off in Putney
Police are appealing for information and witnesses after an attack on Putney High Street that left a man with the top of his ear bitten off.

It happened over two months ago, on the 11th of April, at around 10pm outside a club, and a woman is believed to have seen what happened.

Detectives are asking her to come forward – she's described as in her twenties, with long straight dark brown hair, a brown leather jacket and blue jeans.

The suspect is described as as Asian man, aged between 28 and 35, with a dark brown suit, shaved head and a beard.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:41 am  

Chelsea goalkeeper's future could be decided today
Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech will meet with the club's officials today to discuss his future.

It's claimed Cech would like to join rivals Arsenal, while Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly also keen.

It's believed Chelsea would prefer to sell to the French champions for a fee of around eleven million pounds.

Cech, who has been at Chelsea for eleven seasons, has one year left on his contract.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:06 am  

Surrey cricketer suffers broken jaw after players collide
Surrey cricketer Moises Henriques has suffered a broken jaw after colliding with teammate Rory Burns.

It was when they both tried to take a catch in their T20 Blast match against Sussex yesterday.

The players were given medical treatment on the pitch for more than 40 minutes before being taken to hospital with the match being abandoned.

Surrey say both players were in good spirits last night and have confirmed today's County Championship match against Glamorgan will go ahead.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:41 am  

Every bin is a win according to the Dogs Trust
The charity has once again teamed up with Keep Britain Tidy to promote this year’s Big Scoop.

The aim of the campaign is to get dog walkers to make sure they bin their pet’s waste.

There are 8 million dogs in the UK, and over 1,000 tonnes of dog mess is produced a day.

Some walkers on Wimbledon Common have complained in the past about the lack of bins, meaning some dog waste is bagged and left hanging on trees.

But, Lee Paris with the trust, says a responsible dog owner will do the right thing.

Unsuspecting walkers were caught out on Wimbledon Common by a flash mob.

For more information on the charity, click here
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am  

Surrey Cricket League: Old Royalists slump to second defeat
In Surrey Cricket League Premier Division action on the weekend Old Royalists slumped to their second defeat of the season.

They went down by 28 runs to Balham and Tooting who move off the bottom of the table.

In Division One London Gymkhana are 15 points clear at the top following a 6 wickets win over YRG Eagles.

Ali were convincing 9 wickets winners over Ottershaw & Hamm Moor in Division Two.

In Division Three Morden ‘A’ dropped off the pace after a 61 runs loss to Woking XI.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:49 am  

Police move to stop Runnymede Eco-Village rave
A replica of Magna Carta has been carried down the Thames as part of events to mark its 800th anniversary.

It’s 800 years, today, since King John was forced to put his name to the declaration of rights on Runnymede Meadow.

Meanwhile police are warning people who turn up for an unlicensed rave at Runnymede Eco-Village in Egham, they will be turned away.

Organisers of the festival for democracy say riot police have tried to stop some of their planned activities including talks and workshops.

Officers say they have concerns about increased crime and threat to safety.

The village is close to the site of the sealing of the Magna Carta.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:56 am  

Sunday, 14 June 2015

800 years on - Runnymede celebrates
Celebrations are taking place in Runnymede today - the place where the charter was sealed 800 years ago tomorrow.
Scientists say they've discovered who wrote two of the remaining four original copies of Magna Carta.
They've likened identifying scribes from Lincoln and Salisbury as being like finding 'needles in very large haystacks.'
Dr Claire Breay from the British Library says people from 1215 would be amazed at what's going on.
And if you are planning to attend the Runnymede celebrations – the road to Sunbury – that’s the A 308 is out of action all day.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:30 am  

Saw ride at Thorpe Park remains closed.
The Saw ride at Thorpe Park theme park in Surrey remains closed.

It follows the incident at Alton Towers on the Smiler ride.

One of the victims has spoken for the first time since it happened.

Joe Pugh had told the Mail on Sunday he sensed something was wrong with his favourite rollercoaster.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:15 am  

Rise in burglaries in Richmond.
There’s been a rise in burglaries in Richmond.

There have been 26 break - ins since February. Police say it’s mainly due to people leaving windows and doors unlocked.

Eight of the burglaries were down to windows being left open, while five happened because the back doors weren’t locked.

Officers say it’s tempting in the summer months to leave your property unlocked, but it means your home is at risk.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:23 am  

Deported backpacker arrives at Heathrow
A British student who was briefly jailed in Malaysia after posing topless on a mountain has arrived back at Heathrow Airport.

Eleanor Hawkins and a group of fellow backpackers angered locals in Borneo.
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