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Saturday, 10 October 2015

Anti-Heathrow rally underway

A rally to oppose expansion at Heathrow has taken place.

Conservative MPs for Richmond Park and Twickenham, Zac Goldsmith and Tania Mathias, were among those gathered at Parliament Square.

The Howard Davies Commission is backing the creation of a third runway – but the Government has the final say.

Peter Willan, Chairman of the Richmond Heathrow Campaign, was also there, along with Tooting MP Sadiq Khan.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:34 pm  

Third man on concrete charge at Wimbledon Magistrates.
A man is appearing before magistrates in Wimbledon charged following the death of a teenager who had a lump of concrete thrown at his car.

17 year-old Nassem Galleze was killed when the Vauxhall Corsa he was in hit a lamp post in Brockley in south east London last month.

Shiloh Moore from Hackney was due in court charged with violent disorder.

Two other men have already been charged.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:32 pm  

Witness sought in collision on M25 near Clacket's Lane Services.
Surrey Police is appealing for witnesses following a serious collision on the M25 this morning.

The collision involved a van and a lorry between junctions 6 and 7 just after five am.

The driver of the van - a man in his 40s - has been taken to St George's Hospital, Tooting with serious injuries.

Two lanes of the carriageway were closed, but all lanes are now open.

Anyone who saw the collision or the manner of driving of either vehicle should contact Surrey Police by calling 101

or report it online at and quote the reference number P15262914.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:28 am  

Peckish rugby fans won't pick up their litter in Twickenham
Rugby fans with the munchies have caused mayhew in Twickenham.

Richmond council says taxpayers’ money is being spent removing Peperami wrappers from the streets of Twickenham during the World Cup.

The Council has written to Jack Links – owner of the pork sausage snack – following reports thousands of wrappers being discarded on the floor in the Twickenham

Station area and the stadium.

The samples are being handed out to those en-route to the games on match days.

It is estimated the clear up is costing up to £1,000 per match.

The Council has now written to both Jack Links and Bugle to request that they take more responsibility for the waste caused by their promotion.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:45 am  

Boy sought in drug theft from Purley hospital
Police are searching for a boy as young as ten in connection with a theft of drugs in Purley.

The boy was with a man in his 20’s – they stole an anti-tetanus drug from Purley and District War Memorial Hospital on Wednesday.

The pair were in the building for 15 minutes at five o clock and it’s understood they took at least 10 syringes of Revaxis.

Detectives have issued a description of a boy between 10 and 14 years old – he has dark-coloured hair and was wearing a grey T
shirt, red shorts, white socks and black trainers.

The man with the boy was wearing a red top, cream-coloured jacket, grey jogging trousers and white trainers.

Anyone with information should call police on 101 - with the reference CRIS 3829296/15 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:15 am  

Friday, 9 October 2015

Residents in #Tolworth implore Kingston Council to take action on fly-tippers

People living in a part of Tolworth say they are at their wits' end after fly-tippers have once again ruined a mass clean up of Broadoaks.

It took less than three days after the clean up earlier this year before rubbish including soiled nappies, soiled mattresses, clothes and sofas began to line the route again.

Kingston Council claims because the land is private, it can't organise a clear up, yet a council waste picker was spotted litter picking this morning.

Business owners say they would be happy to pay into a kitty if it meant the council could organise a litter picking squad, but their pleas have gone unanswered.

Despite council signs saying "fly-tippers will be prosecuted," a spokesman told us it is not the council's responsibility to clean the street.

A resident, who asked not to be named, told Jackie News " we pay some of the highest council tax rates in the country, yet Kingston cannot help us with a simple monthly clean up, or send officers out to speak to the businesses who continually refuse to clear their part of Broadoaks. We are helpless, and after 10 years, we don't see the situation changing. How can this sort of thing happen in 2015?"
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:57 pm  

A nurse is in a 'serious condition' in an isolation unit at the Royal Free hospital after showing 'late complications' from the Ebola virus
Pauline Cafferkey had been successfully treated last year after contracting it in Sierra Leone, but fell ill on Tuesday.

She was flown from Glasgow to the Royal Free Hospital overnight.

Mark Fielder is professor in medical microbiology at Kingston University.

He says with more and more people fighting it, there's still more to understand about the virus.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:14 pm  

Major rally against Heathrow expansion tomorrow

Five London Mayoral Candidates will meet tomorrow at an Anti- Heathrow Expansion Rally organised by Richmond Park MP Zac Goldsmith in Parliament Square.

In addition to the London Mayoral Candidates for Labour, Liberal Democrats, the Green Party and UKIP, the crowd will also hear from John McDonnell, the Shadow Chancellor, John Stewart from HACAN, Greenpeace’s director, John Sauven and Tania Mathias, the MP for Twickenham.

The rally follows a campaign by the Coalition Against Heathrow Expansion which distributed 1.6m flyers to homes across London and the South East.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:31 pm  

Three Surrey schools in the running for prestigious award
Three Surrey schools are in the running for a prestigious teaching award.

Limes College Sutton, Surbiton High School and Tadworth Primary school have all been shortlisted to win a National Pearson Teaching Award, also known as a Gold Plato Award.

The awards are an annual celebration of exceptional teachers, founded in 1999 by Lord Puttnam to recognise the life-changing impact of an inspirational teacher young people.

The winners will be announced at a ceremony at the Royal Opera House on the 18th of October.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:30 pm  

Police continue appeal for information to find missing Croydon man
Police are continuing their appeal for help in finding a 49 year old man who has gone missing from Croydon .

Dennis Attobrah was last seen on Tuesday.

He is described as black, 6ft tall, of slim build with receding black hair.

Anyone who has seen Dennis is asked to contact police via 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:23 am  

Balloon release to mark World Mental Health Day
A Balloon release will take place at 2 o’clock this afternoon to raise awareness of tomorrow’s World Mental Health Day.

Led by Tooting MP Sadiq Khan, it’ll take place in the grounds of St George’s Hospital.

The site’s Recovery College is the first in the UK to provide recovery education for not just patients, but their families too.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:01 am  

Royal Parks’ issues advice during deer rutting season

The Royal Parks is advising dog walkers to exercise their pets outside Richmond and Bushy Parks during rutting season, which continues through October and November.

Red stags and fallow bucks compete for females during the breeding season.

The large males roar, bark and clash antlers in an attempt to fight off rivals and attract as many females as possible.

Male deer are more likely to attack dogs at this time of year, as the stags and bucks can be highly aggressive.

Deer can feel threatened by dogs, even from a long distance and when the dog is not behaving in a provocative manner.

If visitors choose not to follow this advice, they should ensure dogs are on a lead at all times and consider an alternative route which follows the wall line of the park, where they are close to exit gates.

Over 600 deer roam freely through Richmond Park, with over 300 in Bushy Park.

Throughout the year, visitors are advised to:
•always keep at least 50 metres away from deer;
•never touch or feed the deer. Deer are wild animals, not pets;
•avoid getting in between two deer; and
•never photograph the deer at close range, use a long lens and consider taking photos at off peak times such as early mornings and weekdays.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:23 am  

Sutton set to celebrate local social enterprises
Sutton shoppers are in for a surprise this weekend.

The High Street is set to become a social enterprise hub to mark Social Saturday, a national event to celebrate social enterprises.

Social enterprises are organisations that have a mission to give some of their profits to create a social impact.

Tomorrow, Sutton shoppers will have the chance to buy from a range of local social enterprises including Sutton Community Farm, the Vine Project and Sutton Voice.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:11 am  

Police release images following Staines jewellery theft
Police have released images of a man they’d like to speak to following the theft of watches from jewellers in Staines-upon-Thames.

They’re hoping the man shown in the CCTV stills might have vital information to assist with the investigation.

The theft happened around 2:30pm on September 16th at Goldsmith jewellers in Norris Road.

Two Tag Heur watches with a combined value of £4,000 were taken.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:32 am  

Tooting MP Khan outlines plan for 1 hour bus ticket
Tooting MP Sadiq Khan has set out plans for a one hour bus ticket that would allow passengers unlimited journeys within a 60 minute period.

The Labour mayoral candidate said the ticket, costing 1-pound-50, would help people who rely on multiple busses to get to work to save money.

Yesterday he travelled with a shift worker to his job in New Malden.

London Mayor Boris Johnston rejected a similar proposal from the Lib Dems in 2009.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:11 am  

New coroner to take charge of murdered Hanwell teen inquest
A coroner who left a police file into the death of Hanwell schoolgirl Alice Gross on a train will no longer oversee her inquest.

Officers tried to recover the document, but say it was probably 'destroyed as waste'.

A different coroner will now take over proceedings.

Alice's body was discovered in the River Brent last September.

The main suspect in the case - Latvian builder Arnis Zalkalns - was later found hanged.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:01 am  

Chelsea Ladies make winning Champions League debut
Chelsea Ladies made a successful start to life in the Champions League following last night’s 1-nil win over Glasgow City at Wheatsheaf Park in Staines.

Fran Kirby scored for the Blues in the 39th minute.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:08 am  

Thursday, 8 October 2015

Police are appealing for help to find a man missing from Croydon

Dennis Attobrah, 49, was last seen on Tuesday.

He is described as black, 6ft tall, of slim build with receding black hair.

His family and officers are growing increasingly concerned for his welfare.

Anyone who has seen Dennis is asked to contact police via 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:39 pm  

Man from Thornton Heath jailed for London attack
A man who killed a talented classical pianist in an unprovoked attack has been jailed at the Old Bailey.

30 year old Mark Patten from Thornton Heath, has been sentenced to life in jail.

He’ll serve a minimum of 17 years for the murder of Menelaos Aligizakis following an incident at Waterloo.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:08 pm  

New idea for a cleaner Kingston
Kingston Council is handing out free personal pocket ashtrays to smokers in the Town Centre today.

It’s hoped this new initiative will stop people dropping cigarette butts on the ground.
The move is part of the Councils ‘Cleaner Kingston’ campaign.

Personal ashtrays will also be handed out in Tolworth, New Malden Surbiton on Thursday the 15th of October.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:06 pm  

A woman from Shepperton charged with arson
A woman from Shepperton has been charged with arson and will appear in court later.

40 year old Julie Twitchen is accused of two counts.

It follows an investigation in the High Street and also Laleham Road in July.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:05 pm  

Australia team news ahead of Twickenham clash
Australia have made three changes to their starting fifteen to face Wales in Saturday's rugby union World Cup match at Twickenham.

The winner will finish top of Pool A and avoid a quarter-final against South Africa.

Sean McMahon replaces suspended flanker Matthew Hooper, Drew Mitchell comes in for injured wing Rob Horne, and Dean Mumm takes over from Rob Simmons in the second row.

Israel Folau has shaken off an injury to play.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:02 pm  

Officers recognised for tackling domestic abuse

Metropolitan Police staff and partners, who have made an outstanding contribution to helping those affected by domestic abuse, have been recognised for their achievements.

More than 120 people gathered for the second Metropolitan Police Service Domestic Abuse Achievement Awards, held at Imber Court Sports Club in East Molesey on Monday, with awards presented by Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan Howe.

A panel made up of Met staff and partners, considered a total of 46 nominations, with winners picked from five categories: outstanding individual over a sustained period; outstanding individual for victim care; team award, team leader and partner contribution.

Two of those recognised, were Lieutenants Emma and Mark Scott of the Salvation Army, based in Mitcham, for their tireless and selfless work in supporting domestic abuse victims in Merton borough.

Emma and Mark were honoured for the practical help they provide to displaced victims, offering furniture, clothes, food and other additional support when needed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:18 pm  

A house in Hounslow has been badly damaged by fire
A house in Hounslow has been badly damaged by fire.

It broke out in Wellington Road South last night.

The cause isn’t known at this time
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:36 am  

London Fire brigade were called to house fire in Morden just after 9 o’clock this morning
London Fire brigade were called to house fire in Morden just after 9 o’clock this morning.

A sofa in the hall was destroyed in the blaze and 10% of the ground floor has been damaged.

There are no reports of any injuries.

Four fire engines attended the scene – the blaze is now under control.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:35 am  

A burst water main in Walton is causing problems in the area
A burst water main in Walton is causing problems in the area. Surrey police are warning residents to avoid Walton high street and New Zealand Avenue.

Walton Oak School is closing due to the lack of water and some households are been affected.

We will update you with more information as we get it.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:34 am  

The Poppy Factory is gearing up for another Remembrance Sunday
People working at the factory produce millions of poppies at the site in Richmond every year, including the wreaths laid by members of the Royal family at the Cenotaph.

The charity’s 500 Challenge, set up in 2010 is also coming to an end.

The aim was to find jobs for 500 sick and injured ex service personnel by the end of this year. So far, 491 work places have been found.

Greg Howell has been working at the factory for around six months.

Bill Kay is general manager at the factory in Petersham Road.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:52 am  

Tribute for a New Addington bike victim
A father of two from New Addington who was killed when his motorbike hit a tree has been described by his fiancée as “the best dad in the world”.

24 year old Liam Barden died last month when riding with his friends in Bromley.

Witnesses say he lost control of his motorbike and hit a tree in Downe Road.

His friends gave him CPR before paramedics arrived but he was pronounced dead at the scene.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 am  

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Bedfont Road reopens after pedestrian hit by car

Bedfont Road in Feltham has reopened after a car hit a pedestrian at around 3 this afternoon.

The pedestrian was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The driver stopped at the scene and was not arrested.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:49 pm  

Richmond runner finishing epic 1900-mile torch relay today
around the country.

A man from Richmond is running through West London at the moment to raise awareness of ethnic violence in Kenya.

World record breaker Rob Young, together with Adam Holland is finishing an epic

They’re currently in Uxbridge, but will head through Richmond and Twickenham later and then hand over the torch in Central London.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:08 pm  

Campaigners accuse Spelthorne Borough Council of cover-up

Campaigners have accused Spelthorne Borough Council of "covering up" the truth about a seven-year-old boy’s death.

Friends and family of Zane Gbangbola staged a protest outside Woking Coroner’s Court on Monday.

He suffered a cardiac arrest at his home in Chertsey after floodwater entered his family home last February.

His family think that their son died after poisonous gases from a former landfill site contaminated the floodwaters.

The council says there’s no evidence that was the case.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:55 pm  

Scary spiders found in Epsom
A family from Epsom were horrified to find large spiders with huge fangs living on the outside of their Garden Shed.

64 year old Phil Hewitt was alarmed to see the arachnids living less than a metre from the bedroom his grandsons would normally sleep in.

The spiders are much bigger than ones commonly found in Britain and have fangs used to kill their prey that can be painful if they bite humans.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:55 pm  

Man hit by train at Surbiton
A man has died after being hit by a train at Surbiton Station.

Emergency services were called at 7.30 this morning and the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

His death is not being treated as suspicious, and police are now working to identify him and inform his family.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:07 am  

Sunbury doctor found guilty of serious misconduct
A family doctor from Sunbury who married two of his patients has been found guilty of serious misconduct.

Dr Simon Holmes could now be struck off after it was ruled he’d brought the profession into disrepute over his relationships – one of whom is with his current wife.

The 59 year-old was seeing the woman because of her depression after a split from a previous partner, they then moved in together a month later.

He accepts he breached the professional code of conduct, but insists relationships between doctors and patients are a 'grey area'.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:06 am  

Police criticise TV documentary on historic abuse allegations
Police have strongly criticised a TV documentary dealing with allegations of historical child sex abuse by a high-profile paedophile ring.

The Panorama programme featured a man known as 'David', saying he may have been led into making the claims by campaigners.

The inquiry codenamed Operation Midland centres on the Elm Guest House in Barnes during the 1970s and 80s.

Scotland Yard says it has 'serious concerns' the Programme could put off other potential victims coming forward.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:27 am  

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Richmond Park and North Kingston MP and #LondonMayor hopeful Zac Goldsmith speaks at the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester

Mr Goldsmith thanked his constituents for allowing him to run for Mayor, after a ballot in Richmond Park revealed overwhelming support for the move.

He also said Labour's search for a Mayoral candidate, which resulted in Tooting MP Sadiq Khan being selected, was "vicious" and in contrast, the Conservative campaign was "civilised."

Mr Goldsmith backed the Chancellor's move yesterday to hand more power to local authorities. Under the “devolution revolution”, councils will be able to keep the money they raise, rather than send it on to London for redistribution.

The green issue, one which Mr Goldsmith is an avid supporter of, also came under the spotlight. The MP said we have to get to grips with pollution. He said the sheer pace of change means we have to work to enhance and protect our green spaces.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:37 pm  

Strictly waltzes back on to our screens this weekend, as the celebs continue to fight it out for the coveted glitterball trophy

Iwan Thomas became the first to leave series 13 last weekend.

Former Strictly dancer Vincent Simone is currently on tour with partner Flavia Cacace in The Last Tango at Richmond Theatre.

Speaking from there, Vincent tells Jackie News it’s lovely that fellow dancer Anton Du Beke finally has a chance of winning.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:04 pm  

Sutton Police has received a number of reports of doorstep tricksters
A total of five reports have been made where conmen knock on doors purporting to be engineers ready to fix leaks.

They ask the homeowner to draw out cash in return for the fixtures of the leaks, which have been caused deliberately.

In one instance, an 82 year old woman paid out £4,800 after her toilet became blocked deliberately and flooded the bathroom.

Anyone who feels they may have been targeted by a bogus tradesman, is asked to call Sutton Council on 0208 770 5070.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:20 pm  

Owner of dangerous dog asked to come forward

Police are continuing to appeal for the owner of this German Shepherd to contact Sutton Police station after the dog has twice charged at a male jogger in Cuddington Recreation Ground in Worcester Park.

On Monday, the 31st of August at around 7am, the dog ran at speed towards the jogger from a distance of around 30 metres only pulling up at the last moment.

The dog was growling as it circled him. The jogger told police a similar incident took place with the same dog and same owner on Monday, the 20th of July and was reported to Sutton Council.

"Since it was the second such instance with this particular dog, I was fairly confident that it would not physically attack me, but nonetheless, there is always that element of doubt which makes it scary," the jogger told police.

The dog owner apologised after the second incident.

A few days later the jogger was back in the park when he saw the dog again but this time the dog owner restrained the dog by its collar whilst he ran by.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:23 pm  

An inquest has heard a teenager died after suffering catastrophic brain injuries when stepping off a moving bus in Teddington

When 19 year old Alex Seaman realised he’d missed his stop on the High Street, he tried to get off the bus.

But the driver wouldn’t let him as it was unsafe.

He then opened the emergency door and West London Coroner’s Court heard he fell and smashed his head on a parked car and the road

That was in April 2011 – he died in September last year after three years in a vegetative state.

West London Coroner Chinyere Inyama said “I see death every day. I rarely use the word tragic – but this was certainly tragic.”

He also said the hospital and emergency staff involved had treated Alex properly.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:51 pm  

Woman left "terrified" after rugby match
A woman claims she was left petrified after rugby fans scrummed her car following England’s World Cup defeat on Saturday night.

A photo has emerged of about 20 men locked into a scrum position pushing the front of the Ford Fiesta near Clapham Junction Station.

The woman claims her car has been damaged – police are appealing for information.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:50 pm  

Fire in Streatham
Firefighters are warning about the dangers of unattended bonfires after dealing with an-out-of-control blaze in Streatham this morning.

They were also concerned the smoke from the large uncontrolled bonfire in a garden on Knollys Road could affect nearby trains.

A fire brigade spokeswoman said the owner thought it could be put out with a washing-up-bowl full of water, but it required two tanks.

Their advice is to “never leave your bonfire unattended and consider your neighbours when you do decide to have a fire in your garden.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:50 pm  

Wales won't have to go up against Australia flanker Michael Hooper in Saturday's rugby union World Cup Pool A match.

He's been given a one week ban after admitting an "act of foul play" in their victory over England - which knocked the hosts out of the tournament.

Whoever wins this weekend's match at Twickenham will top their group, and therefore get what in theory would be an easier quarter-final draw.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:40 pm  

A pregnant woman and two young children have been rescued from a fire in Sutton

The blaze damaged a third floor flat on All Saints Road. All three were treated for smoke inhalation.

The cause of the blaze is under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:55 pm  

Personal safety in Sutton
Tomorrow is National Personal Safety Day.

As part of the campaign police officers are visiting hundreds of secondary schools in the borough.

They’re meeting pupils today, tomorrow and Thursday to give advice on how to stay safe when out and about; with friends or alone.

The schools being visited include Wandle Valley, Carshalton Boys and Stanley Park.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:33 pm  

Doctor diagnosed with incurable cancer runs for charity
A 27 year old doctor, from Wimbledon - diagnosed with an incurable cancer - is running a half marathon to raise money for charity.

Dr Mark Sims is the fifth member of his family affected by the disease caused by a genetic fault - after his brother, father, aunt and grandmother.

Mark recovered once already from skin cancer in his teens but has been recently diagnosed with cancer in his lung, liver, spleen and gallbladder.

He says he’s running to raise money for Cancer Research UK – with the aim of paying for a PhD researcher to help a future "Mark Sims".
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:23 am  

Loud protests made against Heathrow expansion
Tory Party Conference delegates were abruptly woken this morning by loud aircraft noises blasting through their bedroom windows.

Anti–Heathrow-expansion protestor Neil Keveren, caused the uproar from a sound system disguised in a wheelie bin outside the Midland Hotel.

He started it at 4.30 am – the time flights begin at Heathrow airport - and claims he was demonstrating to the MPs the daily reality for over 700,000 people.

Yesterday, the protesters placed a 10 metre-long plane outside the same hotel, with ‘no third runway, no ifs, no buts’ written on the side - a reminder of David Cameron’s 2009 manifesto pledge.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:35 am  

Police appeal after serious accident in Reigate
Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious collision in Reigate this morning.

A silver Skoda Fabia travelling south on Reigate Hill left the road and collided with a tree at around 5am.

The driver, a man in his 30s, has been taken to St George's Hospital in Tooting with serious injuries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:26 am  

Rugby player spooked in Weybridge
Wales prop Samson Lee says team-mate Dan Lydiate believes he’s seen a ghost at their so-called ‘haunted’ hotel in Weybridge.

According to the website Wales Online Flanker Lydiate is spooked by ghostly happenings at the Oatlands Park hotel - the team’s base for their matches at Twickenham.

There have been ghost stories associated with the hotel in the past with sightings of a ‘grey lady’ being reported roaming through the premises.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:50 am  

Monday, 5 October 2015

London Pollution exceeds EU rules
Community groups recording air pollution in London found eight out of nine areas surveyed breached EU limits for nitrogen dioxide.

The University College London project found the highest levels of NO2 was in Marylebone, but Brentford showed nearly double the EU limit.

Putney High Street is also notorious for exceeding permitted levels of the dangerous pollutant.

Public Health England estimate about 3,000 people each year die from polluted air in the capital.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:22 pm  

The leader of Spelthorne Council has died in a house fire

Fire fighters were called to the blaze in Bruce Avenue in Shepperton in the early hours of this morning.

The victim has been identified as Robert Watts.

His death is being treated as unexplained and an investigation into the cause of the fire is under way.

Chief Executive of Spelthorne Borough Council, Roberto Tambini, said: “We are all terribly shocked by this sad news. Robert had a passion for politics and an unfaltering desire to improve the lives of the Borough’s residents and the place will be all the poorer without him. I very much enjoyed working with Robert and will miss him greatly.”

Fellow Shepperton Town ward councillor, Robin Sider, said: “I am devastated by this news. Cllr Watts was a great friend and colleague and his untimely death will leave a large void in our ward. He lived to work hard for the community and will be sadly missed by all.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:57 pm  

There are ongoing fears that Kingstonian FC could be made homeless
Kingston council owns the land at Kingsmeadow Stadium, but AFC Wimbledon is looking to sell its lease to Chelsea Ladies.

It’s thought there’s a covenant, that would mean Chelsea is required to allow the Ks to continue using the site.

But MP for Kingston James Berry says he’s not sure it actually exists.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:45 pm  

The Conservative party conference is under way in Manchester.
One of the subjects under the spotlight so far is business.

England's councils are going to be allowed to keep all taxes collected from businesses - instead of sending the cash to the government.

The money will replace the grants authorities get at the moment.

Chelsea and Fulham MP Greg Hands is Chief Secretary to the Treasury. He explains what this means.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:40 pm  

The first public disciplinary hearing for a Surrey police officer
The first public disciplinary hearing for a Surrey Police officer will be held later this week.

It follows the introduction of new national legislation to increase transparency within the police service.

The hearing for PC David Sherritt will be conducted on Friday at Surrey Police Headquarters in Guildford.

Sherritt was convicted in August of two charges; one count of harassment and a malicious communications offence.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:30 pm  

It seems when it comes to courtesy, Epsom beats all other towns hands down
Jackie News reported last week, how it had been crowned top town by the National Campaign for Courtesy.

We now know what led the judges to choose Epsom over the other entries, which included picturesque Skipton in Yorkshire.

Peter Foot is Chairman of the campaign.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:30 pm  

Why Alex Salmond was almost refused a flight from Heathrow
It’s emerged former Scottish first minister Alex Salmond was almost refused a flight from Heathrow.

British Airways initially rejected the SNP MP because he’d booked his flight in the summer under the name of Star Trek Captain, James Kirk.

A series of calls by staff sorted out the situation for the well-known Trekkie, who often travels under a false name for security reasons.

Mr Salmond told the Mail on Sunday in future, he’ll travel under a different Star Trek name – though “not Mr Spock because that would be illogical."
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:07 pm  

Man dies in Shepperton fire
A man has died in a kitchen fire at a home in Shepperton.

Fire fighters were called to the blaze in Bruce Avenue in the early hours of this morning.

The man, who’s believed to have been in his 60s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

His death is being treated as unexplained and an investigation into the cause of the fire is under way.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:51 am  

Collision at Shannon Corner
A woman has been injured in a collision between a car and a lorry on the A3.

Emergency services were called to the incident at Shannon corner shortly before 8 this morning.

The woman’s injuries are not thought to be life threatening.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:11 am  

Man wanted in connection with a violent robbery in Croydon

Police have released details of a man they would like to trace in connection with a theft investigation in Croydon.

Officers want to speak to 24-year-old Liban Yusef about the crime on the afternoon of Friday the 21st of August on Cornwall Road near Wandle Park.

A 16-year-old youth was the victim of violent robbery.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:24 am  

New leisure centre opens in Tadworth
A new £11 million leisure centre with 25 metre swimming pool has opened in Tadworth after more than five years of planning wrangles.

The Leisure and Community Centre replaces the ageing Banstead Leisure Centre, which closed its doors yesterday.

The site on Merland Rise will now be redeveloped into 130 houses and flats.

The new centre also has a gym, sports hall, exercise studio, four five-a-side football pitches and a café and crèche.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:19 am  

Chelsea ladies clinch first WSL title
A record crowd of 2-thousand-710 spectators were on hand at to witness Chelsea Ladies win their first Women’s Super League One title.

They beat Sunderland Ladies 4-nil at Wheatsheaf Park in Staines.

A double from Fran Kirby and a goal each from Ji So Yun and Gemma Davison secured the win for the Blues.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:20 am  

Sunday, 4 October 2015

Rugby World Cup aftermath
There won't be a hasty reaction to England's rugby union World Cup exit, according to the RFU Chief Executive Ian Ritchie.

Coach Stuart Lancaster has said he'll consider his position after their final game with Uruguay.

Former England fly-half Stuart Barnes says a complete overhaul is needed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:40 am  

Cottagers in action
In the Championship today Fulham will travel to The Valley to take on Charlton.

The Cottagers will hope to recover from a defeat in their last game.

Kick-off is 12-midday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:36 am  

Missing Battersea teenager
Police in Wandsworth are appealing for assistance to help trace a missing 16-year-old male from Battersea.

Jahmall Thomas was last seen at his home in Battersea during Saturday afternoon.

Jahmall's family and friends are concerned for his welfare and appeal for him to make contact with them.

Anyone who has seen Jahmall Thomas or knows where he is should contact Wandsworth CID on 020 3276 2605 or via 101 quoting ref: 4022/3Oct.

Alternatively - the public should call the charity Missing People on 116000.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:41 am  

Richmond councillor apologises after insensitive tweet about Coventry accident
A Richmond borough cabinet member has been criticised for an insensitive tweet after a double-decker bus crashed into a busy supermarket in Coventry yesterday evening.

A woman and a child died in the accident.

The eight-year-old boy was a passenger on the upper deck, while the female victim - thought to be in her 70s - was a pedestrian.

Conservative councillor Stephen Speak tweeted; “I’m diverting England bus to Coventry”.

He’s since apologised claiming he was unaware of the accident at the time.

He said it was “a huge error”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:23 am  

Chelsea Ladies look to wrap-up first WSL title
Chelsea Ladies will look to wrap up their first Women's Super League One title later with a win over Sunderland at Wheatsheaf Park.

A draw would also be enough for the league leaders if Manchester City fail to win by more than a two-goal margin at home to Notts County.

The Lady Black Cats beat Chelsea 4-nil in the reverse fixture in July.
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