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Saturday, 25 July 2015

The RNLI teams up with Richmond Council to warn residents of danger of swimming in river

Residents who enjoy a drink and bite to eat along the riverside in Richmond and Twickenham are being urged not to be tempted with a quick swim.

The RNLI has teamed up with Richmond Council to spark the safety plea by installing two ‘Tonne of Water’ weights near the riverside.

Revellers can push the weight which gives them the feeling of what swimming against a strong current is like.

Councillor Tony Arbour said ‘the river may look inviting – but it can be dangerously unpredictable’.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:53 pm  

Officers seeking information after woman assaulted in Horsell
Police are appealing for information after an assault in Horsell, near Woking, last night.

The victim, a woman in her 40s, was walking near the junction of Hammond Road and Medway Drive at around 9pm.

A person, believed to be a man, grabbed her from behind and assaulted her.

The woman suffered minor injuries as a result of the incident.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:52 pm  

Woking based McLaren driver Jenson Button ended up 13th
Lewis Hamilton was fastest again in morning practice for the Hungarian Grand Prix.

He finished ahead of Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg.

Sebastian Vettel was some way back in third.

Woking based McLaren driver Jenson Button ended up 13th.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:27 pm  

Volunteers are on annual toad patrol in Staines
Volunteers are on annual toad patrol in Staines – they're helping tiny toadlets to safely cross Chandos Road.

For the past two weeks a team of volunteers have been assisting the amphibians into neighbouring gardens, where they can hibernate safely.

Tiny toads are currently on dangerous road sides.

The main predators are hedgehogs, grass snakes and herons however, humans cause the biggest threat.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:24 pm  

Missing man from Kingston is found
Police were appealing for the public's help to trace missing Mark Roberts, 58, from Kingston upon Thames who was last seen on 22 July.

He has been found safe and well last night, 24 July.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:20 pm  

Ashford and St Peter’s hospitals announce round the clock treatment
Emergency treatments for people suffering a heart attack are now available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week in Surrey.

Ashford and St Peter’s hospitals announced the new service which allows patients experiencing a cardiac arrest to bypass A&E.

They will go directly for assessment and treatment by a cardiac medial team.

The service is significant as patients will receive fast treatment in a center close to where the heart attack started.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:05 am  

Development plans for Ashford

Ashford town centre is set to be given a £60 million investment with the sale of the Brooklands College site in Church Road.

Inland Homes has been announced as the purchaser and will provide a new purpose built facility for the college’s hair and beauty academy.

The College will stay on site until next September when it’ll move to new facilities.

The developer has secured the future of the popular Spelthorne Gymnastics club, extending its lease until 2016 when it’ll relocate.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:46 am  

Friday, 24 July 2015

Concern for missing Kingston man
Police are asking for help to find a missing Kingston man.

58 year old Mark Roberts was last seen in Tolworth on Tuesday. There was a possible sighting of him on Wednesday at a bus stop on Portsmouth Road in Kingston.

There’s growing concern for him as he’s epileptic and it’s not believed that he has medication with him.

He was last seen wearing a black and red lumberjack style top, a dark coloured coat and possibly a baseball cap. Mark’s known to frequent parts of Kingston.

Anyone who has seen him is asked to contact Kingston police by calling 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:19 pm  

An organisation's campaigning to raise money for projects in New Malden which will help North Koreans.
The town is home to the largest exile community in Europe, and the European Alliance for Human Rights in North Korea is running 4 programmes.

The European Alliance for Human Rights in North Korea is running 4 projects - an English education programme; skills workshops; women’s rights workshops and an intern project.

Events Officer, Felicity Spencer-Smith, tells us why they need support:

They are crowd-funding £10,000 of the £45,000 they're looking for.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:19 pm  

Ramsey admits Austin is "likely" to leave QPR

QPR manager Chris Ramsey admits Charlie Austin is likely to leave the club this summer.

The striker hit 18 Premier League goals last season.

He's already been linked with moves to Newcastle, Leicester, West Ham and Crystal Palace.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:13 pm  

Brentford complete eighth summer signing

Brentford have continued their busy summer in the transfer market by making Denmark international striker Lasse Vibe their eighth signing.

The 28 year old joins from Swedish League runners up IFK Gothenburg, where he scored 31 goals in 56 appearances.

Vibe has signed a 3 year contract and joins for an undisclosed fee.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:16 am  

Missing Chertsey man found

Police have thanked the public after a man missing from Chertsey was found “safe and well”.

41 year old Christopher Lloyd hadn’t been seen since June.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:44 am  

Transport Minister visits Richmond

The Transport Minister came to Richmond yesterday to see how investment in the Borough’s cycling network is improving journeys.

Lord Ahmad was given a tour of key cycling locations and discussed new facilities and cycle routes with Councillors.

Recent work has included an upgrade of cycle parking and a hire hub at Richmond Station, and a review of the A316 bicycle route.

The Borough has one of the highest rates of cycle use in London, with 5% of trips being made this way.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:31 am  

Man with links to Lambeth and Croydon wanted on recall to prison

Police are asking for help in tracing a man wanted on recall to prison.

31 year old Phillip Mensah was last known to live in Lambeth, and also has links to Croydon and Greenwich.

He was initially sentenced for an assault in June last year but has now breached the terms of his license.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:14 am  

Heathrow expansion should begin "as quickly as possible"

The boss of Heathrow Airport says moves to expand it should begin 'as quickly as possible'.

It's as it's announced pre-tax profits of 120-million pounds for the first six months of the year - up from 23-million over the same period in 2014.

Earlier this month, Heathrow was nominated by the government's Airports Commission as the best site for a new runway over Gatwick Airport.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:48 am  

Brentford company helps in fight against Africa's biggest killer

The world's first vaccine against malaria has been recommended to be licensed for use in babies in Africa.

The European Medicines Agency has endorsed the drug.

800,000 people are killed every year by the disease, most of them children under the age of 5.

The vaccine's being developed by Brentford based GlaxoSmithKline.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:16 am  

Thursday, 23 July 2015

Father might have to miss his daughter's funeral
A father faces missing his daughter's funeral in Croydon after being denied entry into the UK.

Franklin Vernon from Jamaica, has pleaded with the Home Office to reverse its decision after his visa application was denied.

44 year old Mainque from New Addington died in her home four weeks ago, she’s thought to have passed away from natural causes.

The dad-of-nine remains in the dark about the reason for the refusal and was told he would not find out until his papers are returned.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:45 pm  

Some MPs have been excluded from meeting about Heathrow expansion
MPs opposed to Heathrow’s expansion have been excluded from a new cabinet committee which will decide the issue.

Justine Greening, Theresa Villiers and Philip Hammond will not attend meetings chaired by David Cameron.

The Cabinet Office said ministers with the "greatest policy interest" in the decision had been asked to attend.

Zac Goldsmith who’s threatened to quit his Richmond Park seat over a third runway says “This gives people even more reason to believe the decision has been rigged.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:40 pm  

DJ Neil Fox has appeared in court
DJ Neil Fox has appeared in court accused of sex offences involving six women over more than two decades.

The 54 year-old from Chelsea denies seven counts of indecent assault and two of sexual touching without consent, which are said to have taken place between 1991 and 2014.

He was released on bail, and is due to stand trial before magistrates in November.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:31 pm  

A new survey says young Londoners depend on their parents for cash
A new survey by Action for Children has found that many young Londoners depend on their parents for cash.

A third of 16-24 year olds remain financially dependant on their Mum and Dad when they leave home, with 36% often borrowing money.

Housekeeping skills are also lacking, as 50% admitted to regularly seeking advice on cooking and cleaning.

In October, 500 people will take part in a sleep out in London, to raise money for the charity.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:19 pm  

Kingston bus stops are made more accessible for the disabled
All bus stops in Kingston have been made more accessible for disabled customers.

They all now have a kerb high enough for a wheelchair ramp to fully extend when needed.

Councillor Terry Paton says he is 'thrilled that the borough has reached this important milestone', which will benefit those with prams too.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:15 pm  

TfL give accredited travel plans to schools in Sutton
39 primary schools in Sutton have got an accredited travel plan from TfL.

The council is encouraging sustainable travel, which also provides pupils with regular exercise.

According to Councillor Jill Whitehead, pupils will become more healthy, with better attendance and academic success.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:13 pm  

Top ratings for hospital's catering
Ashford and St Peter's hospitals have achieved top ratings for their quality of food and drink again.

The environmental health officer gave the highest ratings to the cleanliness of areas and overall hygiene in the kitchen.

These ratings are well above the national average.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:11 pm  

Five green spaces in Epsom and Ewell have won a Green Flag Award
Keep Britain Tidy has revealed the UK’s parks and green spaces that have achieved the Green Flag Award.

Five spaces in Epsom and Ewell put forward by the Borough Council have achieved the mark of a quality park or green space.

The Green Flag Awards are judged by more than 700 green-space experts, who assess them against eight strict criteria, including horticultural standards, cleanliness and community involvement.

Epsom Common has won the award for the ninth consecutive year, Nonsuch Park, Ewell Court Park and Alexandra Recreation Ground have won the award for a 4th year in a row and Rosebery Park has won the award for the 3rd time this year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:09 pm  

A man dies in a motorbike crash in Leatherhead
A motorcyclist’s been killed after his Suzuki bike collided with a sports car in Leatherhead.

The man, in his 40’s, suffered fatal injuries in the crash involving a Porsche Carrera in Randalls Road at about 8.45 last night.

Paramedics attended the incident but the motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:04 pm  

Cycling investment is working well in Richmond
The Transport Minister has visited Richmond today to see first-hand how cycling investment is working.

It allowed Lord Ahmad to see the recently upgraded cycle parking and hire hub at Richmond station.

He also visited the A316 cycle route at Richmond Circus and walked across Richmond Bridge to assess the approach of sharing road space.

Statistics show Richmond is one of the most cycle-friendly boroughs in the capital, with 5% of all trips starting there being made by bicycle.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:58 pm  

A 72-year old man has gone missing from Epsom
Police are still searching for a 72-year-old man from Epsom who’s gone missing.

Sydney Jordan was last seen at a bus stop on Friday after leaving the Horton Haven Medical Centre - he was wearing jeans and a black jacket.

He’s a heavy smoker and might be seen begging - he frequently uses buses and trains and has been known to sleep rough.

Mr Jordan’s described as white with tanned, wrinkled skin, he’s 5ft 2, and of a stocky build – he’s bald with has grey stubble and brown eyes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:54 pm  

An man's been arrested in Walton
A man’s been arrested following a police appeal over an incident involving a 16-year-old girl in Walton town centre.

On Tuesday the 7th of July at around 3.40pm, the teenager was approached by a man who tried speaking to her and then started to follow her.

At one point he grabbed her arm and indicated that he wanted her to go to the park with him.

She managed to get away and report the incident to police.

A 49-year-old from Walton was interviewed and released on bail to return to Staines police station on the 13th of August.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:50 pm  

Motorcyclist killed in Leatherhead
A motorcyclist’s been killed after his Suzuki bike collided with a sports car in Leatherhead.

The man, in his 40’s, suffered fatal injuries in the crash involving a Porsche Carrera in Randalls Road at about 8.45 last night.

Paramedics attended the incident but the motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:01 am  

Government committee to look at Heathrow impact
Climate change, air pollution and noise impacts of a third runway at Heathrow are going to be assessed by a government committee later.

The airport was named as the preferred site for expansion in the south-east earlier this month - but with conditions.

The Environmental Audit Committee will look at whether the recommended pollution controls are realistic and achievable.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:56 am  

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Twickenham based Quins player announces retirement
Harlequins and former English international centre, Jordan Turner-Hall has announced his retirement due to injury.

The Camden-born 27-year-old joined the Twickenham based club in 2005.

He played a pivotal role in the back to back victories against Stade Francais during the 2008/09 Heineken Cup campaign.

During his ten year career, he made over 150 appearances for the club.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:52 pm  

Witnesses sought after woman dies following collision in Hayes
Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman who was involved in a collision in Hayes died.

Last Wednesday officers were called to reports of two cars and a pedestrian in collision on Coldharbour Lane at the zebra crossing near the junction with Avondale Drive.

The 65-year-old female pedestrian was taken to an east London hospital but died this morning.

Both drivers stopped at the scene and no arrests have been made.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:31 pm  

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posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:30 pm  

Couple from Croydon found guilty of fraud

Image shows Sean Benson's fraudulent website

A married couple from Croydon who stole more than £1.3 million through money laundering and fraud, have been sentenced.

26-year-old Sean Benson’s bogus online company used people’s credit card details to make fake purchases and put the money into his own Lloyds accounts.

He and his wife, Jennifer Hallam who’s 25, used some of that money to fund their extravagant wedding and honeymoon in Hawaii.

They were found guilty yesterday after a three-year police investigation revealed details of 700 victims of fraud.

Benson was jailed for seven years while Hallam was given an 18-month sentence, suspended for two years.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:34 pm  

Police concerned for missing Epsom man

Police are growing increasingly concerned for a 72-year-old man from Epsom who’s gone missing.

Sydney Jordan was last seen at a bus stop on Friday after leaving the Horton Haven Medical Centre - he was wearing jeans and a black jacket.

He’s a heavy smoker and might be seen begging - he frequently uses buses and trains and has been known to sleep rough.

Mr Jordan’s described as white with tanned, wrinkled skin, he’s 5ft 2, and of a stocky build – he’s bald and has grey stubble and brown eyes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:31 pm  

Four Chelsea fans are banned from matches for 5 years
Four Chelsea fans have been given a 5 year football banning order after they prevented a black man from boarding a Paris metro train.

The victim at the centre of the row in February told a court he was "violently" pushed off as a fan pointed to the colour of his skin.

One of them, former policeman and human rights activist Richard Barklie, admitted pushing the man from the carriage.

But he insists there was no "racist motive" and says he only did it because the train was full.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:35 am  

Londoner dies in bungee jump
A woman from London has died while bungee jumping in Spain.

23-year-old Klyo De Abreu was killed yesterday afternoon in Granada according to the Spanish police.

It’s believed the woman had been staying with her aunt who had been watching her take part in the jump from the Tablate Bridge when the tragedy occurred.

A spokesman for the Guardia Civil said it’s too early to draw any conclusions but there is a possibility there was a miscalculation with the rope.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:28 am  

Sutton Council safeguards its 'lollipop' men and women
Sutton Council’s considering issuing its lollipop men and women with body-worn cameras - to catch drivers who fail to stop for them.

One of its staff has reported 80 incidents in the last month alone - where motorists carried on despite him standing in the middle of the road.

He’s also been verbally abused six times.

Road safety campaigners have called it 'unacceptable'.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:14 am  

The Civil Aviation Authority issues a 'Drone Code'
Drone pilots are being warned they could be jailed, for up to 5 years, if they recklessly endanger an aircraft in flight.

The Civil Aviation Authority's come up with a new so called "drone code" after a passenger jet was almost hit by one while landing at Heathrow last year.

Their advice is simple - the devices should not be flown above 400 feet or within 50m of buildings and people - and not at all near airfields and airports.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:25 am  

Wandsworth prisoner on the run taunts police
A prisoner who was released by mistake from Wandsworth Prison last week appears to be taunting police.

Pictures have appeared in The Sun newspaper of Ryan Byrne standing in front of a police van, and another of him enjoying a pint in a pub.

He was freed in error - as he was in the first few months of a nine year sentence for robbery and burglary.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:06 am  

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

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posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:49 pm  

Police searching for man released from Wandsworth prison by mistake

A man’s been released from Wandsworth prion by mistake.

Police were informed by the prison service on Friday that 34-year-old Ryan Byrne had walked free.

He’s white, 5ft 11 inches tall, of medium build and has a goatee beard.

Officers are searching for him in Hammersmith and Fulham.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:10 pm  

Hounslow Council looking for volunteer mentors to help young offenders
Hounslow Council is asking volunteers to come forward, to mentor youths in danger of falling into a life of crime.

Mentors spend 3 or 4 hours a week with an offender, acting as a positive role model for them.

The supportive role involves helping with access to education and training, and encouraging the pursuit of new interests.

The Youth Offending Service is looking for anyone over 21 who can give up their time for a period of up to one year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:24 pm  

Images released of man officers want to speak to in connection with East Molesey burglary

Police have released images of a man they want to speak to in connection with a burglary in East Molesey.

The incident took place at an address in Summer Road in the early hours of last Friday.

The property was broken into and a purse containing various bank cards, and a Google Nexus tablet were taken.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:32 pm  

Police seeking witnesses following serious assault in Ashtead
A man’s been left with serious facial injuries after an assault in Ashtead yesterday.

At around 6.30pm, the 28-year-old man was assaulted, following a verbal altercation with a number of youths at a skate park in Barnett Wood Lane.

He was taken to Epsom General Hospital where he was treated for a fractured eye socket.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has information is asked to come forward as a matter of urgency.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:12 pm  

Police appeal for witnesses to a stabbing in Hammersmith
Police are appealing for witnesses to a stabbing in Hammersmith Broadway.

Officers were called at around quarter to six on Saturday evening to reports of a man stabbed inside the shopping centre.

The 22-year-old injured man was taken to a central London hospital - his injuries are not thought to be life threatening.

No arrests have been made.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:28 pm  

Max Clifford appears in court again
Former publicist Max Clifford has appeared in court again accused of indecently assaulting a 17 year-old girl.

It's alleged to have happened in the early 1980s at his London offices.

He's pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The 72 year-old who’s from Hersham is due before Southwark Crown Court next month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:20 am  

Firefighters rescue a python in Feltham
Fire crews have rescued a python in a flat fire in Feltham.

They were called to the blaze at a ground floor flat in Fern Grove yesterday evening at around quarter past nine.

A man had already escaped from the building and was taken to hospital suffering from slight burns and smoke inhalation – but was worried about his reptiles.

Firefighters found the large snake and carried it to safety in a shopping basket and later it handed over to the care of the RSPCA.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:50 am  

Hounslow Council cracks down on rowdy revellers
Hounslow Council has unveiled plans for a crackdown on antisocial behaviour in two of the borough’s drinking hot spots.

The new rules will affect businesses in Hounslow and north-west Isleworth applying for a new licence.

They will have to prove their premises won’t have a negative impact on the area - otherwise they will be turned down.

The “cumulative impact policy” has been introduced following a steep increase in complaints about street drinking on residential roads.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:19 am  

Man hit by train at Rayne's Park
A man’s died after being hit by a train between Raynes Park and Clapham Junction.

Emergency services were called at around quarter to seven this morning to reports of a person on the tracks – the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police will now try to establish his identity and prepare a file for the coroner.

They are not treating the death as suspicious.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:49 am  

Dad dancing is top of the cringe list
‘Dad dancing' has been named the thing children find most embarrassing about their parents.

42 per cent of kids questioned in a survey for Thorpe Park, said it made them cringe more than anything else.

Public displays of affection and using slang also featured on the list.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:39 am  

Man arrested after police seize large haul of weapons
Officers from Kensington and Chelsea have seized a large haul of dangerous weapons as the Met steps up activity to tackle knife crime.

Two addresses in the capital were searched yesterday afternoon, resulting in the discovery and seizure of a large cache of weapons.

They found twelve disguised stun guns, batons, martial arts weapons and 62 knives including machetes.

A 39-year-old man’s been arrested and remains in custody at a west London police station.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:35 am  

The Cuban flag is raised in Washington
The Cuban flag has been raised over the country's embassy in Washington for the first time in 54 years.

The United States and Cuba have formally restored relations, decades after they were cut in the Cold War.

But Cuban foreign minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla has said the two nations don't yet agree on everything.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:09 am  

Monday, 20 July 2015

Missing woman from Ashford found safe and well
A 53-year-old woman who was missing from Ashford has been found safe and well.

Pavadee Auwannasaree was last seen around 2pm on Sunday but has since been located.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:55 pm  

Cosmopolitan constables needed to speak to London
A campaign’s underway by the Metropolitan Police to recruit new officers who can speak and understand a second language.

Almost 300 languages are spoken in the capital but 14 very popular ones are being highlighted including Polish and Italian.

Figures released by the Department for Education show many secondary school pupils in Hounslow speak a first language other than English.

In Kingston and Merton over a quarter of all 11-16 year olds don’t speak English as their first language.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:24 pm  

Dog missing from Surbiton barge

A woman from Surbiton says is appealing for help in finding her missing dog.

Sue Adamson’s greyhound/whippet Scooter went missing yesterday while walking from Hampton Court to Kingston.

She lives on a barge at Hart’s Boatyard campaign.

If you’ve seen Scooter, or have any information please contact Sue on 07767 60627.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

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posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:52 pm  

Chelsea unconcerned about record signing's injury
Chelsea Ladies say they’re unconcerned about forward Fran Kirby’s injury that’s prevented her from making her debut.

The 22-year-old signed from Reading for a reported British women’s record transfer fee earlier this month, but is yet to play.

But assistant manager Paul Green’s told the BBC she sustained a ‘niggle’ while playing for England at the World Cup.

She was an unused substitute in the loss to Sunderland on Saturday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

#DrakeNoticeJamal campaign launched to make rapper aware of Wallington teenager
An online campaign has been launched to make a rapper aware of a teenager from Wallington who died while on a school trip to Canada.

17 year old rugby player Jamal was swimming with team mates in Shawnigan Lake on Vancouver Island when he vanished from view.

The Wallington County Grammar pupils were enjoying a rugby tour when the accident happened just over a week ago.

His friends are using the hashtag #DrakeNoticeJamal on Twitter, as the teenager was one of his biggest fans.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:10 pm  

Body recovered from water in Laleham
A body's been recovered from the River Thames in Laleham.

Officers were called to Thames Side on Saturday, after a man was seen in the water.

An extensive search was carried out and the body of a man in his 30s was discovered.

His death's being treated as unexplained but there's no indication of any third party involvement.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:45 pm  

Carshalton man gets community service after punching police officer twice in face
A man who punched a female police officer twice in the face in Carshalton has avoided a jail sentence.

22-year-old Jonathan Turner from Carshalton has been sentenced to 150 hours of community service, as well as being handed a fine.

It’s after police approached him in Wrythe Lane last month, and grabbed his coat to prevent him from running off.

Turner punched the officer in the face twice before breaking free and running off, leaving her with swelling to her cheek and a cut finger.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:03 pm  

Routemaster batteries malfunctioning
London Mayor Boris Johnson has come under criticism after batteries in dozens of the new Routemaster-style hybrid buses malfunctioned.

Many of the so-called ‘Boris Buses’, which cost £350,000 each and were intended to halve CO2 emissions, are running entirely on diesel.

The engines were only supposed to run when they needed to charge the battery.

TFL confirmed the electric power supplies on up to 80 of the buses, which have routes from Hammersmith and Fulham Broadway, have had to be mended or replaced.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:20 am  

Shepperton kidnap plot 'untrue'
It’s been claimed actress Emma Watson has been the subject of a kidnapping plot that was foiled by her driver.

The 25-year-old has been shooting scenes for a remake of Beauty and the Beast at Shepperton Studios.

The Sun claims that’s where the alleged kidnappers were thought to be based.

A taxi driver is said to have overheard discussions between two workers, who in turn reported it to senior staff.

A spokesman for the film says the claims were investigated and found to be ‘unsubstantiated and untrue’.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:37 am  

Sunday, 19 July 2015

New library for Cobham
Cobham Library has reopened in a new building.

The revamped library is part of the new Cedar Centre in Cedar Road – a community hub which also boasts a children’s centre.

The council operates the library but leases the rest of the building to Cobham Cedar Centre Limited, a social enterprise run ‘by the community for the community’.

The new home was constructed by Shanly Homes as part of a deal which will see the developer create 13 new homes for the area.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Chelsea come under criticism
Chelsea have come under criticism from Everton boss Roberto Martinez for publicising their bid for John Stones.

Blues boss Jose Mourinho has confirmed his interest in the 21-year-old defender saying they made a bid because they like the player.

The Toffees have reportedly turned down a £20million offer for the England international.

Martinez says he wouldn’t speak to the press about a player he was interested in, adding ‘John Stones is an Everton player, full stop.’
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:05 pm  

BA stewardess dies after contracting malaria
A British Airways stewardess has died after contracting malaria in Africa.

The cabin worker became ill after working on a flight from Heathrow to the Ghanaian capital Accra.

It’s thought she began showing symptoms of the illness while staying at a hotel in the city with other BA crew.

But an investigation is underway to find out how exactly she contracted the disease.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

Fulham youngster departs
Manchester City have brought in a third English player this summer ahead of the coming Premier League season.

They've signed teenager Patrick Roberts from Fulham, where he’d handed in a transfer request.

The winger joins for an undisclosed fee.

City have already added Raheem Sterling and Fabian Delph.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:05 pm  

Man hospitalised after Hammersmith stabbing
A man’s in hospital after being stabbed in Hammersmith.

It happened in front of horrified shoppers near the Hammersmith Broadway shopping centre at around 5.45pm yesterday.

Minutes later, a police car was also left damaged after crashing into a 220 bus by the scene.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:04 pm  

Kingston actor to star in new film set in London
A Kingston actor has been talking about his new film.

Paul Hughes has worked with a Hollywood director where he played the part of King Saul in David and Goliath.

Now he’s preparing for the role of a taxi driver in the film 'Night Drive' – set in London.

He's performing with Harry Potter actress actress Charlotte Hunter.

He learnt his craft at the Cornerhouse Theatre in Tolworth.

There's more information about the new film at:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:52 am  

New Byelaws
Richmond Council has been using new byelaws to prosecute a barge owner who was mooring illegally at the Ham Lands Nature Reserve.

Andrew Haddon had moored his boat at the site for four consecutive days in May where the maximum period is one hour.

He claimed to be under the impression that 24 hour mooring was allowed, but pleaded guilty to three offences under the new rules.

Putney Magistrates Court handed down a fine of £270 and ordered him to pay £100 costs to the Council.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:42 am  

A 15-year-old boy from Hampton in possession of a firearm

A 15-year-old boy from Hampton who fired a shot at a police officer in Feltham - has been accused of possession of a firearm and possession of an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence.

He’s been bailed to appear at Feltham Youth Court on Tuesday the 4th of August.

The incident happened on Thursday the 16th of July, as two Special Constables attempted to speak with two males.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:34 am  

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