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Saturday, 29 August 2015

Rugby fever continues in Tolworth #fortheloveofthegame

The first ever Smallest Rugby Club World Cup kicks off in Tolworth on Saturday the 19th of September.

12 clubs will come together from around the world to celebrate grassroots rugby in the shadow of the Twickenham and the Rugby World Cup.

It's taking place at Kingston University Sports Ground, just off the A3 at Tolworth.

For more details, click here
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:02 pm  

Burnt out moped, which is a "health hazard" remains at scene of accident in Norbiton

Police and fire crews were called to an accident between the vehicle and a car near Asda in London Road just after 9pm on Thursday, following which, the moped burst into flames.

The bike, which is still there, has police tape covering it warning it is a health hazard.

A spokeswoman for the Met Police offered this statement: We were called there at 9.20pm to a collision between a moped and a car.The moped was then on fire. No one was injured.

No arrests have been made.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:35 pm  

Assault in Kingston leads to part closure of the one way system
A 21 year old man is in hospital with head injuries after a serious assault outside the King's Tun early this morning.

Police were called to the scene just before 1am.

The victim's condition is said to be stable.

Two men, aged 26 and 20, were arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm.

Part of the one way system remained cordoned off this afternoon, causing big traffic delays.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:27 pm  

Flood Alert Issued
A flood alert has been issued by the Environment Agency from Putney Bridge to Teddington Lock.

Flooding is possible and people have been warned to look out for their homes, family and pets – especially along the riverside.

The recent bad weather has caused a lot of flooding in south west London this month, with areas such a Staines, Ashford and Egham being worst affected.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:11 pm  

Four Bailed After Toddler Shot in Hanworth

The four people arrested in connection over the shooting of a three year old girl in Hanworth have been released on bail.

The toddler was playing with her family in Hanworth Park at around 6pm on the 20th August when the incident happened.

She was rushed to hospital for surgery and was later discharged.

A 13 year old boy was among the men arrested in connection with the incident.

Anyone with any information should call 101
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:03 pm  

Two guns have been found after conservation volunteers dredged a river in Isleworth
Two guns have been found after conservation volunteers dredged a river in Isleworth.

Two antique revolvers were discovered in the Duke of Northumberland's River, during a clean-up ahead of the Rugby World Cup.

According to a Hounslow Council spokesman they had been handed to police firearms specialists.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:45 pm  

Surrey police are appealing for witnesses after a road traffic incident in Egham last night
Surrey police are appealing for witnesses after a road traffic incident in Egham last night.

A 20-year-old woman was taken to hospital with serious injuries after she was hit by a vehicle.

The incident happened on Thorpe Road close to the Junction with Hythe Road - at approximately 10.20pm.

If you have any information call 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:45 pm  

SW London football preview
Champions Chelsea continue their Premier League title defence at home to Crystal Palace today.

In the Championship, Fulham are looking for their first league win of the season when they travel to Rotherham.

Brentford host Reading and QPR are away at Huddersfield.

And in League Two, AFC Wimbledon are at home to Exeter.

All of those matches kick off at 3.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:51 am  

Surreys Third Weather Warning
The Met office has issued its third weather warning after Surrey was hit by further heavy rain.

Heavy showers are expected to affect parts of South West England today, with 50mm of rain expected to fall in some areas.

There are also risks of torrential downpours and the additional hazard of lightning.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 am  

Toddler Shot In Hounslow
Police have made four arrests in connection with their investigation, after a toddler was shot in Hounslow.

The 3-year-old girl was shot by an air rifle in Hanworth Park last Thursday.

A 16-year-old handed himself in at a west London police station this morning.

Officers arrested two male teenagers, aged 13 and 14 and a 23-year-old man in the Feltham area.

All four suspects have been remanded in custody.

So far, no weapon has been recovered.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:59 am  

Stanwell Woman Falls 20ft
A woman in Stanwell has been badly hurt after she fell 20ft from the second floor of a building.

Officers and ambulance crews were called to Buttercup Square in the early hours of Thursday morning.

The woman had suffered serious injuries, which included a fractured leg. She was treated at the scene before being taken to St Georges Hospital.

Police say that an investigation is ongoing to discover the circumstances leading up to her discovery.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:58 am  

Friday, 28 August 2015

Chelsea pensioner faces jail for sexual assault
A Chelsea pensioner’s been handed a 12 month prison sentence for sexual assault today.

72 year old Patrick Teegan took a woman in her 20s back to his room after drinking together at the Chelsea Flower Show closing ceremony last May.

Isleworth Crown Court heard he then undressed the heavily intoxicated girl while she was asleep.

The Royal Hospital Chelsea said Teegan had "ceased to be an In-Pensioner".
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:26 pm  

£50,000 smash and grab in Chelsea
A smash and grab robbery in Chelsea’s left shopkeepers £50,000 out of pocket.

It happened in the early hours of this morning at a luxury cashmere store on Sloane square, according to the Evening Standard.

The alarms for N. Peal sounded after raiders smashed through the glass front door, but Police didn’t arrive in time.

No-one was hurt.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:14 pm  

Two men jailed for total of 20 years for Brixton robbery

Two men who robbed a pawnbrokers in Brixton with an imitation firearm while dressed in burkhas have been jailed.

34-year-old Michael Lindo from Clapham and 24-year-old Aaron Dummetz from Balham have been sentenced to a total of 20 years.

A court heard how the pair targeted the pawnbrokers in Atlantic Road in May, dressed in the disguise.

They stole over £44,000 worth of jewellery and more than £10,000 in cash.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:23 pm  

Three men jailed for 27 years for Croydon robbery

Three men who committed a violent armed robbery and car-jacking in Croydon have been jailed for 27 years.

The men, who ambushed the victims as they were parking their car, were all sentenced at Croydon Crown Court.

The victims' car was stolen at gun point, along with a bag which contained £120, a smartphone and various bank cards.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:21 pm  

Improvements to Wandsworth re-use scheme
Wandsworth Council has announced improvements to its re-use service.

It will be now be cheaper and easier to use after an agreement’s been signed between the council and company Resco.

Unwanted furniture, appliances and other items can be collected, refurbished and passed on to people who need them as part of the scheme.

The cost of having four items collected has dropped from £21 to £16.50, now the same price as the council’s bulky waste collection service.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

27 suspected illegal immigrants arrested in Cobham
27 people have been arrested at Cobham motorway services on suspicion of illegal entry to the UK.

They were picked up at the services on the M25 this morning.

The driver of the lorry they were found in has been arrested.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:46 pm  

Harlequins confident going into the new rugby union season

With four Harlequins players named in Stuart Lancaster's final selection to represent England in the Rugby World Cup, the Twickenham-based club are in high spirits.

Radio Jackie's Natalie Osborne went along to Surrey Sports Park to see Harlequins in action during their pre-season training.

Director of Rugby Conor O'Shea; stalwart Mark Lambert and new signing Winston Stanley spoke with Radio Jackie about their prospects in the upcoming season. You can listen to interviews on the Radio Jackie Red Button.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:28 pm  

Kingston & Surbiton MP says railway report should 'ring alarm bells'
A report examining how the railway can best meet demands over the next 30 years has been published.

National Rail's report predicts a 40 per cent growth for passenger volume by 2045, and admits that expansion by 20 per cent is required to meet existing overcrowding problems.

Kingston and Surbiton MP James Berry says it should “ring alarm bells” and Crossrail 2 is the “only viable solution” to combat this capacity crisis.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

Inquest hears how Southfields teacher died after getting into difficulties in pool
An inquest’s heard how a teacher in Southfields died after getting into difficulties during a swimming session in his school’s pool.

31-year-old James Murray, described as ‘fit and strong,’ died in hospital after being rescued from the pool at Southfields Academy.

Southwark Coroner’s Court heard how Mr Murray began to struggle in the deep end, sinking to the bottom of the pool, before staff were able to help him.

He was taken to St George’s hospital in Tooting, where he was kept on life support for a month, before dying in King’s College Hospital last January.

The inquest continues.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:30 am  

Smoke alarm saves lives in Surbiton fire

Firefighters say having a working smoke alarm saved the lives of two people in Surbiton this morning.

A fire ripped through a house on Corkran Road – the brigade was called at around 2.30, getting it under control by 7.30.

The blaze left the detached property’s ground floor damaged and gutted its first floor and roof.

Two people managed to escape before the Brigade arrived and one of them, a woman, was taken to hospital suffering from a leg injury.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:39 am  

Chelsea linked with Chinese defender
Chinese media is reporting Chelsea have made an offer for China and Guangzhou Evergrande defender Zhang Linpeng.

The Premier League champions are said to have sent him a contract, hoping to secure the 26-year-old right back before the end of the transfer window.

Chinese Super League champions Guangzhou are managed by former Chelsea boss Luiz Felipe Scolari.

Meanwhile, the Blues are said to still be after Everton defender John Stones, despite his transfer request being rejected.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

CCTV released after Thornton Heath theft

Police investigating a theft from a car in Thornton Heath have issued a CCTV image in hope of identifying a suspect.

It’s after a quantity of cash was stolen from a convertible Audi A5 parked in Goston Gardens in July.

A man is seen breaking into one of the cars – a white Audi – and taking money left inside.

He’s described as black, slim, aged between 25 and 30, 6ft 4 tall with black hair tied up, with a blue and white bicycle.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 am  

Chelsea defender says Blues won't take Champions League group lightly
Chelsea defender Cesar Azpilicueta says his side won't take their Champions League group lightly - despite getting a fairly kind draw.

The trickiest test looks to be Porto - who Jose Mourinho used to manage.

Azpilicueta says it's not necessarily going to be easy to reach the knockout stages.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:26 am  

Surrey Cricket League preview
It’s first versus second in the Premier Division of the Surrey Cricket League, when newly-crowned champions Old Thorntonians face Surrey Seamers tomorrow.

In Division One, there’s also a tasty tie, with league leaders London Gymkhana playing third-placed Surrey Challengers.

And in Division Two, the pick of the ties sees second-placed Raynes Park Former Pupils play the team who sit just behind them, Wimbledon Corinthians.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

Convicted robber returns himself to prison
A convicted robber who went missing after staff released him in error from Wandsworth Prison has handed himself into police.

34-year-old Ryan Byrne was released accidentally last month, prompting a police hunt.

But he returned himself to prison on 5th August, and police say he’ll serve the remainder of his sentence.

Byrne was midway through a nine-year sentence for burglary and violent robbery when released.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 am  

Man identified after Woking death
The body of a man discovered at The Woking Hotel on Wednesday has been identified.

He’s been named as Khalilur Rahman from Sheerwater.

Three men and a woman have been arrested on suspicion of murder.

It’s believed Mr Rahman worked as a security guard at the hotel in Chertsey Road.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:15 am  

Thursday, 27 August 2015

Three year old girl shot with an air rifle in Hanworth
A three-year-old girl’s been shot in the stomach with an air rifle in Hanworth.

She was playing in Hanworth park with her mother and grandfather last Thursday.

She was taken to hospital, where she underwent surgery and spent two days recovering.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:37 pm  

Chelsea's Champions League draw revealed
Chelsea know who they’ll be playing in this year’s Champions League.

The Premier League champions take on Jose Mourinho’s old side Porto, Dynamo Kiev and Maccabi Tel Aviv in group G.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:37 pm  

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posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:06 pm  

Former Kew Councillor named in list of new peers
Former foreign secretary William Hague's being made a Lord.

He's appeared on a list of 45 new peers announced by Downing Street - which also includes David Cameron's old health secretary Andrew Lansley and former Labour frontbencher David Blunkett.

Tessa Jowell and Shas Sheehan, a former Councillor in Kew, also feature and are made Baronesses.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Heathrow plane stowaways were travelling together
A stowaway who clung to a plane before falling to his death in Richmond was travelling with another man who was found alive in the plane’s undercarriage.

The Met Police says new information suggests the pair had met a short time before clinging to a BA flight from Johannesburg to Heathrow.

One man was found dead on the roof a building in Kew Road in June, while the second man found was in a ‘critical condition’ in hospital.

Police say an inquest’s been opened and adjourned and they know the identity of the man, but are awaiting formal identification.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:56 pm  

Quins quartet in England squad
As expected, Sam Burgess has been named in England's rugby union squad for the World Cup less than a year after switching codes from rugby league.

There's also no place in the 31-man party for Danny Cipriani.

But Harlequins quartet Joe Marler, Chris Robshaw, Danny Care and Mike Brown have been named in the squad.

England open the tournament against Fiji on September 18th at Twickenham.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Chelsea to hold public exhibition for expanding Stamford Bridge
Chelsea has announced it will be holding a second public exhibition for its plans to expand Stamford Bridge.

It starts on Tuesday and runs for three days.

Proposals include demolishing the existing stadium, flats and hotels on the current site.

As well as a new larger ground, there would also be a direct route to Fulham Broadway tube, via a walkway from the Matthew Harding Stand.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:45 pm  

Woman 'kicked out of' Sutton coffee shop because of what she was wearing
A personal trainer says she was kicked out of a coffee shop in Sutton because of what she was wearing.

After a ‘ninja lesson’, Davina Ward went to Costa in her gym gear – a sports bra and leggings – but was asked to cover up.

But she didn’t have anything else to wear and claims she was then asked to leave the High Street branch.

A Costa spokesman says they’d like to reassure their customers that their stores are warm and welcoming environments.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:44 pm  

Four arrested on suspicion of murder in Woking
Four people have been arrested on suspicion of murder following the discovery of a man's body in a hotel in Woking.

The four arrested are a woman in her 20s, a man in his 30s, a man in 40s and a man in his 50s.

Officers were called to the property on Chertsey Road yesterday morning and found the body of the man, believed to be in his 40s, inside the building.

The man has yet to be formally identified but his next of kin has been informed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:40 pm  

Night Tube delayed
Plans to launch an all-night service on the London Underground at weekends have been delayed.

It was due to start on September the 12th - but has been put back following a lengthy row with unions, prompting strike action.

No new date for the service has yet been set.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:18 am  

Overseas volunteers to meet MP James Berry in Kingston today
Volunteers from Kingston and Surbiton will meet with MP James Berry to share their experience first-hand of voluntary services overseas.

The meeting at the VSO's head office in Kingston will hear from volunteers who have returned from developing countries around the world – including Kenya, Uganda and Nigeria.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:11 am  

Man Arrested After Driving Under The Influence Of Drugs
A man’s been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs after his lorry hit a pedestrian in Mitcham.

The injured man was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries after the incident on Goat Road after 4 on Tuesday afternoon.

The driver stopped at the scene and was later arrested – he’s been released on bail until mid December.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:56 am  

Carshalton and Wallington to do more to tackle Malaria
Carshalton and Wallington’s MP is writing to the International Development Secretary to ask the Government to do more to tackle Malaria.

A new ‘to do’ list is calling for the need to double the current funding, increase research and improve access to medicines.

Tom Brake says with the right levels of funding and commitment, the UK can play a leading role in ending deaths by 2030.

Malaria has claimed more lives than any other disease in human history.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:54 am  

A New Licensing approach for the Rugby World Cup
A new licensing approach has been announced for the Rugby World Cup.

Along with Met Police and the RFU, Richmond Council has agreed a more flexible approach to managing licensing during evening matches at Twickenham.

Officers will liaise with licensees, taking decisions to manage people flow and ensure the safety and security of fans and residents.

The overriding concern is to keep it a safe and enjoyable tournament for everyone involved.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:53 am  

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Croydon man admits sex act on train

A 20 year old from Croydon has admitted a charge of outraging public decency after performing a sex act on himself on a train to Sutton.

The Court heard how Kearin Hackett boarded the service at Victoria at around 3:30pm on the 15th of June and sat opposite his victim.

She initially thought he was trying to scratch himself and moved seats to get away but Hackett followed her and continued the act.

The victim managed to take a short video of Hackett on her mobile before leaving the train and telling station staff of the incident.

He was granted bail on the condition that he doesn’t use any Southern Railway services.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:45 pm  

Traffic cameras spring up in Richmond Park . . . . but they're only temporary

A number of cameras have been temporarily installed in Richmond Park.

Royal Parks says it is in the process of updating its traffic data, with the last major survey carried out around 10 years ago.

The monitoring is being done in partnership with Transport for London. Some of the info looked at will be how the area's car parks are used. Pembroke Lodge, one of the park's busiest car parks, was recently tarmaced over to make it more efficient.

As well as parking issues, a number of park users have expressed concern recently over the increase in cyclists using the area since Ride London Surrey 100 was launched in 2012 off the back of the London Olympics.

The park is closed completely during event weekends, the last one of which was on August the 1st and 2nd.

Royal Parks says while the cameras are not there to monitor speeding, it is reminding all road users that they need to stick to the 20mph limit, regardless of if they are on two wheels or four.

The cameras will be in place for the next week or so, and then again in October, so Royal Parks can gauge how well the park is being used during both on peak and off peak time periods.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:06 pm  

Have your say on changes to Sutton Town Centre
Sutton Council is asking people to have their say on changes to the northern gateway of Sutton Town Centre.

It’s after it secured a £500,000 grant to improve the area.

It will be spent on improving the look and feel of the gateway to the northern end of the pedestrianised High Street.

Public consultations are to take place next month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:21 pm  

Think twice before calling for animal rescues
The fire brigade are reminding people to think twice before calling them out for animal rescues – asking us instead to call the RSPCA.

Call-outs to animals in distress have reduced but they’re still too high – last year firefighters went out to over 550 incidents.

These included a fox trapped in a wall in Cheam, a squirrel stuck on a satellite dish in Wandsworth and a cat wedged into a letterbox in Hounslow.

A spokesperson said the London Fire Brigade will always be there in an emergency but not all animal rescues need our help.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:17 pm  

Rail operator invests £50m to improve customer service
100 new customer ambassadors are to provide face-to-face advice to improve customer service on South West Trains.

The rail operator is investing £50m, which will go towards new hi-tech ticket machines with direct video links to a 24/7 customer contact centre.

Other improvements include 57,000 more seats and 1,400 extra car parking space. It’s all scheduled to be introduced before 2017.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:09 pm  

Kingston Council says new financial unit has supported hundreds of households
Kingston Council says its new financial inclusion unit has supported hundreds of households with a range of welfare benefits.

It’s been in operation for nine months

Residents have been helped with tax credits, employment and support allowance – with benefit claims totalling over 121 thousand pounds.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:42 pm  

New car park opens at St Peter's
Runnymede Borough Council has announced a new public car park, has opened at St Peter’s Hospital in Chertsey.

Woodland car park is located in the main access road to the Hospital on Guildford Road.

The Pay and Display charges will apply every day from 8am to 6pm

There is no charge for disabled badge holders.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:54 am  

Police appeal after violent robbery in Thornton Heath
Police have released CCTV footage of four men they would like to speak to in connection with a violent assault in Thornton Heath.

A man was approached in the early hours on Sunday by a group of men on Seneca Road as he walked home alone after a night out.

The 31-year-old victim was taken to a quiet back street where he was attacked – his mobile phone and wallet were also taken.

Officers believe the assault was motivated by robbery, but the violence was extreme and left the victim with fractures to his face and a number of head injuries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:49 am  

Driver arrested in Mitcham suspected of drug use
A man’s been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs after his lorry hit a pedestrian in Mitcham.

The incident happened at the Goat Road junction with London Road at about 4.20 yesterday evening.

The injured man was taken to a west London hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The driver stopped at the scene and was later arrested.

He remains in custody.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:51 am  

Hounslow launch new-look online care directory
Hounslow council’s online care and support directory, CarePlace, has been redesigned to make finding information easier and faster.

CarePlace includes details of services available across London designed to support adults with their care and support needs.

The directory also provides information and advice in areas such as finance, housing and employment.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:06 am  

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

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posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:56 pm  

Chelsea winger departs
Juventus have signed Chelsea winger Juan Cuadrado on loan.

The Colombian had a miserable time in England since arriving from Fiorentina earlier this year.

He fell further down the pecking order at Chelsea after the arrival of Pedro, and will return to Italy for the season.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:13 pm  

Police appeal after Woking fight
Police are appealing for witnesses to a fight outside a betting shop in Woking to come forward.

Officers were called to Chertsey Road at 9.50pm after reports of a fracas outside Ladbrokes yesterday night.

The first man’s Asian with short dark hair and of a muscular build. He was wearing a black vest top and grey tracksuit bottoms.

The second man’s as white with short dark hair and of medium build. He was wearing a blue hooded top, beige jeans and a black cap.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:02 pm  

Sex offender stopped as he boards plane at Heathrow
A court’s heard how a registered sex offender tried to leave the country without telling the authorities, but was caught boarding a plane at Heathrow.

28-year-old Omar Khidir from Staffordshire, managed to get through check-in, past airport security and on to the plane before police were alerted.

In 2011, Khidir was put on the sex offenders' register for seven years for attacking a young woman after a night out.

This means he must inform authorities before leaving the country – and as a result, he’s been placed under curfew for three months.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:11 pm  

SW London football preview
Most Premier League teams join the Capital One Cup today as the second round of fixtures get underway this evening.

Crystal Palace host League One Shrewsbury.

And Championship sides QPR and Fulham also host teams from the lower leagues, in Carlisle and Sheffield United respectively.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:36 am  

Weybridge has slowest rush hour road
The A317 between Weybridge and Chertsey has been named the country's slowest rush hour road.

Average speeds in Surrey have dipped as low as 14 miles per hour according to official figures by the Department for Transport.

Motorists travelling in the morning are more than 18 miles per hour slower than the county's fastest roads – and 7 miles per hour below the county average.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:17 am  

Chelsea winger looks close to signing with Juventus
Juventus appear to be close to signing Chelsea winger Juan Cuadrado - possibly on loan.

The Colombian has had a miserable time in England since arriving from Fiorentina earlier this year.

Juve posted a picture on Twitter of him arriving in Italy with the hashtag "welcome Cuadrado".

No deal has been confirmed by either club yet.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:39 am  

Kingstonian blank VCD Athletic
Kingstonian bounced back to winning ways in the Ryman League last night with a 3-nil win over VCD Athletic at Kingsmeadow.

The game went ahead following a pitch inspection after heavy rain throughout the day.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:58 am  

Parts of Surrey hit by flooding
Heavy downpours yesterday caused flooding in several parts of Surrey.

In Reigate motorists and shoppers had to wade through floodwater in the High Street.

A landslip on a section of a railway line prevented Southern Trains from running between Horsham and Dorking - the problem has since been resolved.

Surrey Fire & Rescue says it’s had to deal with a large number of flooding related incidents.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:12 am  

Monday, 24 August 2015

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It's updated weekday evenings from 7pm.

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posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:32 pm  

Police chase man with knife in Worcester Park
As part of its ‘Kingston Captured’ campaign, the borough’s police force has revealed officers chased a man with a knife through the streets.

It happened earlier this month, when they received a call from a mother in Worcester Park saying her daughter was being attacked by her partner.

When they arrived, a man was spotted running away – he was pursued and caught with a kitchen knife with a seven-centimetre blade.

He was arrested on suspicion of assault, criminal damage and possession of an offensive weapon.

It’s hoped the scheme will raise awareness of what the force does on a day-to-day basis.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:19 pm  

Police find body in search for missing man from Mitcham
Police investigating the disappearance of 67-year-old John Neville Singh can confirm that they have found the body of a man.

Police attended the Premier Inn hotel in Croydon and found an unresponsive man in one of the rooms.

Although formal identification is yet to take place, officers are satisfied that he ‘s Mr Singh.

Mr Singh had been reported missing from his Mitcham home last Wednesday.

Next of kin have been informed and his death isn’t being treated as suspicious at this time.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:02 pm  

Thames Doggy Challenge headed for Richmond
Ten swimmers have set off from Gloucestershire to swim 155 mile along the River Thames to Tower Bridge using only doggy paddle.

It will take them five days and nights.

They hope to pass through Richmond on Wednesday lunchtime and through Putney on Wednesday evening.

The Thames Doggy Challenge is raising money for the UK Stem Cell Foundation charity – you can track the swimmers with GPS on
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:08 pm  

Hairdryer warning after Tolworth fire
We’re being warned about turning electrical appliances off at the plug after we’ve finished with them.

That’s after a hairdryer is believed to have caused a serious blaze which badly damaged a family home in Tolworth on Friday night.

Investigators say it appears to have been left on when the electricity cut out before coming back to life once the meter had been charged.

The fire started in the bedroom at the house on Hook Rise North, and two men were treated for smoke inhalation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:37 pm  

Man shot in Raynes Park
A supermarket car park in Raynes Park is currently cordoned off as a crime scene after a man was shot early this morning.

Police are investigating after a man has alleged he was shot in the leg outside the Waitrose in Coombe Lane.

The victim was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries – he has since discharged himself.

As yet no arrests have been made and enquiries are ongoing.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:41 am  

Sir Alan Parker joins Crossrail 2 opponents in Chelsea
Oscar-winning film director Sir Alan Parker is the latest celebrity to publicly oppose a new Crossrail 2 station being built in Chelsea.

The man behind The Commitments and Bugsy Malone claims the plan would ruin the character of the King’s Road.

He joins other high-profile opponents including Loyd Grossman, Cherie Lunghi and Felicity Kendal.

Campaigners want the route from Victoria to Clapham Junction to be direct.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:21 am  

Missing man from Wallington found
A man reported missing on Friday from Wallington has been found safe and well.

73-year-old Raymond Fletcher was located over the weekend.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:23 am  

CCTV image released after robbery in Richmond

Police investigating a robbery in Richmond have issued CCTV footage of two men they are keen to speak with.

Two suspects walked into an off license in Kew Green one evening in May, just before 9.30 pm as it was due to shut.

One of the men pushed the sales woman to the floor, and they ran off with two £32 bottles of Vodka.

The men are between 20 and 30 years old - one was around 5ft 6 with short black hair – the other, slightly taller with short brown hair.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:25 am  

Heathrow tunnels being refurbished
The road tunnels into Heathrow are being given a makeover.

The tunnels off the M4 were built in the 1950s and are used by 55-thousand vehicles a day.

Safety’s being improved and structural changes are being made to allow a new generation of heavier planes to travel on the runway which goes over them.

The two access routes are being refurbished in overnight works to allow the airport to operate normally during the day.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:31 am  

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Ashford gymnastics coach speaks of '18 months of hell'
The coach who led a gymnastics troupe to victory on Britain’s Got Talent has spoken of his ‘18 months of hell’ after being cleared of child cruelty charges.

42-year-old Neil Griffiths was accused by the parents of three children he coached, but the charges were dropped last week before the case went to trial.

The gymnastics coach from Ashford coached Spelbound to win the fourth series of BGT in 2010.

He’s told the Telegraph he’s devastated the good name he’s built up has been tarnished and called into question.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Flight to Heathrow makes emergency landing
A British Airways jet heading to Heathrow had to make an emergency landing in Siberia after an overheating phone caused a scare.

The plane was making an 11-hour flight from Seoul on Friday when smoke was detected, according to reports.

It’s thought the battery of a passenger’s mobile phone had overheated.

The Boeing Dreamliner, thought to have more than 200 people on board, was grounded for 2½ hours.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

Free tickets for Chelsea Flower Show among those taken by MPs
It’s been revealed MPs have taken thousands of pounds of free tickets for sport and showbiz events.

Speaker John Bercow got Wimbledon semi-final royal box tickets and hospitality worth nearly £5,000.

Cities of London and Westminster MP Mark Field took two tickets for the Chelsea Flower Show worth over £1,200.

And Reigate MP Crispin Blunt had £1,000 worth of hospitality at Lord’s.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:07 pm  

Chelsea victorious at The Hawthorns
Chelsea have their first win of the Premier League season, after a 3-2 victory over West Brom at The Hawthorns.

Pedro scored on his debut before John Terry was sent off in the second half.

Diego Costa and Cesar Azpilicueta got the other goals for the Blues, while Thibaut Courtois saved a penalty at 0-0.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:39 pm  

Turing House School relocating to Whitton
Richmond Council has announced that Turing House School will move to Whitton.

It will be located on the open space behind Hospital Bridge road.

Over the past year the Education Funding Agency has been working with the Russell Education Trust to find a permanent site.

It’s been agreed with Hounslow Council but is still subject to planning permission and a full consultation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

13th and 14th for McLaren in Belgium
Britain's Lewis Hamilton's extended his lead in the Formula One world championship by winning the Belgian Grand Prix, ahead of team-mate Nico Rosberg.

Romain Grosjean took third for Lotus.

McLaren’s Fernando Alonso was in 13th, one place ahead of Jenson Button, his teammate at the Woking-based constructor.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:41 pm  

Chelsea could be off to Wembley
Chelsea are set to play all their home games at Wembley while their stadium is being redeveloped.

That’s according to the Sunday Mirror.

It says Stamford Bridge’s revamp, taking its capacity to 60,000, would mean it’s out of use for three seasons, starting with 2017-18.

It believes the Premier League will give Chelsea the go-ahead, subject to planning permission for their new-look ground being granted.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:33 pm  

4x4 stuck in mud in Chiswick
London Fire Brigade is urging drivers to check their vehicle can deal with the terrain before deciding to go off road.

That’s after they were forced to use mud paths to reach a stranded driver whose 4x4 had got stuck in mud in Chiswick this week.

Station manager Gareth Cook said: “It appears the driver wanted to show off his new car but got into trouble when his four wheel drive got stuck.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:34 am  

Man stable in hospital after police shooting in Brixton on Friday
A man remains in hospital in stable condition after he was shot by police in Brixton on Friday.

It followed a 7-hour stand-off with officers in Tilson Gardens
London ambulance services, officers and a police negotiator were called to the scene.
The 34 year old’s been arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence.

The incident has been referred to the police watchdog to be investigated.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:29 am  

Police Investigation Worcester Park
An Investigations been launched by police in Surrey following the discovery of a body at an address in Worcester Park.

Detectives were called to a property in the Shadbolt area around 6.50am on Friday.

Post mortem results on Saturday proved inconclusive and further tests are to be carried out.

A 32 year old man was arrested in connection with the death but has since been released on bail pending further enquiries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:08 am  

Infestation in Earlsfield
A grocery store in Earlsfield has been forced to close its doors after being so badly infested with mice and insects.

The council’s health inspectors’ decision to shut Punjab Superstore on Garratt Lane was backed by magistrates as it posed a risk to public health.

It’s since reopened after being thoroughly treated by cleaners and pest controllers, while the infestations have been brought under control.
Large quantities of contaminated food had to be thrown away
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:55 am  

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