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Saturday, 17 October 2015

Morecambe win match against AFC Wimbledon

In what was a thrilling match with lots of goals, Morecambe have beaten AFC Wimbledon 5-2 in their League 2 match today.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:27 pm  

16 year old questioned following Acton death.
Police are questioning a sixteen year old boy after a death in Acton.

A 17 year old was found stabbed in Crown Street at lunchtime yesterday.

There’ll be a post mortem examination of the victim at Fulham mortuary today.

This is the second arrest.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:44 am  

Purley man announced euthanasia on social media.
The British Humanist Association is supporting the terminally-ill Purley man's who’s announced he's travelling to a Swiss euthanasia clinic to end his life on Monday.

57 year-old Simon Binner from Surrey was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease in January – he made the announcement on social media.

Mr Binner runs Caretech in Sutton.

It's the second tragedy to hit his family - after his 18 year-old stepdaughter Chloe died from bone cancer.

The BHA has expessed regret that he has to travel abroad to die and can't spend more time with his family.

MP's voted overwhelmingly against plans to make it legal for a terminally ill patient to end their life last month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:13 am  

Wandsworth wants to protect heritage
Wandsworth Council is starting the process to compulsorily purchase a Grade II listed building known as Gardener’s Lodge.

The building in Tooting Bec Road is in a serious state of disrepair.

The owner has only completed 1 of 13 repairs specified on a notice served earlier this year.

The property dates back to the early 19th century. It is one of the only buildings remaining relating to Tooting’s long lost agricultural past.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:32 am  

Tooting school adds to its awards
Burntwood School in Tooting is celebrating a third win for design as it takes the 2015 RIBA Stirling Prize for architecture.

It was found to have great contemporary design and a clever re-use of existing buildings as well as the integration of artwork, landscaping and engineering.

The school was remodelled and rebuilt last year as part of a £40 million improvement scheme.

The changes mean the school can cater for an additional 250 pupils.

The school has already been given this year a Civic Trust Award and a top prize in the 2015 New London Architecture Awards.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:34 am  

Friday, 16 October 2015

UPDATED: 30 year old man arrested after incident in Staines
Staff and customers had to apprehend a man in Baroosh Bar in Staines High Street earlier after he walked onto the premises with a BB Gun.

Surrey Police says the man entered at 1pm, and assaulted a member of staff with the air weapon.

The staff member received minor injuries, and customers and staff had to restrain the 30 year old until police arrived.

The man from Ashford was arrested on suspicion of assault and possession of a firearm, and is currently being questioned.

The staff member is in hospital with minor injuries.

Spelthorne Neighbourhood Inspector Alan Sproston said: “This was a frightening incident for the staff and customers in the bar but thankfully it was brought to a swift and peaceful conclusion. I would like to thank members of the public for their patience and co-operation while officers attended the scene. We are currently investigating the circumstances but it appears that both parties were known to each other.”

Laura Rees was the staff member that apprehended the man.

Pic c/o Ryan Zalman
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:49 pm  

Crime prevention advice issued after officer spots valuables on show in Coombe Vale area of New Malden

A PCSO on patrol noticed items left inside an unattended car, and in full view of the public.

The driver returned 10 minutes later and was given crime prevention advice.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:40 pm  

Surrey Fire Brigade says it had to resort to Google Translate after turning up at a house blaze in Weybridge

The fire broke out in Churchill Drive on Wednesday, but the only person in the house was the Russian nanny who didn’t speak English.

It was a kitchen fire, and the cooker was alight, but the only way the nanny could communicate was via the mobile app.

There were no injuries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:52 pm  

Meyer Bergman hopeful of going ahead with housing plans for Tolworth

Meyer Bergman, a UK real estate investment firm, has confirmed that it has purchased the former Government offices site in Tolworth from Tesco.

A housing development scheme featuring 700 new homes had recently been submitted for the site by Spenhill, Tesco’s planning and development arm.

Following the announcement to the London Stock Exchange, Meyer Bergman has issued the following statement:

Meyer Bergman can confirm the acquisition of the Former Government Offices site in Tolworth. We acknowledge the significant work Spenhill and the project team have undertaken to date and have purchased the site based on the scheme already submitted to the Council, as we believe the plans for housing are deliverable and will bring significant benefit to the local community. We look forward to a decision being made by Kingston Council and to continuing to work with the local community and stakeholders on delivering the proposals as part of our growing residential development business.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:44 pm  

Chelsea News

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says he will appeal the £50,000 fine and one-match suspended stadium ban he was given by the Football Association.

It was for comments he made about match officials after his side lost 3-1 to Southampton in the Premier League.

He's described the punishment as an "absolute disgrace".
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:06 pm  

Women who live in poorer areas are much more likely to smoke when they're pregnant
Figures show 27% of mums-to-be in Blackpool do it, compared to only 2% in Westminster.

Ashford came in at 10%, while Merton and Kingston were both around 4%

A group of charities and public health groups wants the number of women smoking in pregnancy in England to halve by 2020.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:04 pm  

Today marks European restart a heart day
Every week in the UK at least 12 young people die of undiagnosed heart conditions.

That's the shocking statistic from Leatherhead based charity Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY), which has been working to reduce the frequency of young sudden cardiac death.

CRY supports young people diagnosed with potentially life-threatening cardiac conditions and offers bereavement support to families affected.

It promotes and develops heart screening programmes and funds medical research and publishes and distributes medical information written by leading cardiologists for the general public.

CRY also funds fast track referral, screening and cardiac pathology services at leading UK hospitals.

There is a free screening for 14 to 35 year olds.

Dr Steve Cox, Deputy Chief Executive at the charity, came to Jackie's studios to explain more about the work the charity does.

Click here for more details about the charity
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:30 pm  

Kingston Community housing Trust proposals halted
Plans to transfer Kingston Council’s housing services to a resident-led community housing trust are being put on hold indefinitely.

The decision comes in response to “unexpected and substantial” cuts to council housing budgets imposed by the Government.

Community Housing Trust Shadow Board Chairman David West warned the cuts would effectively make it impossible for a future Trust to deliver one of its key promises – that of delivering better housing services to Kingston’s 6,500 council tenants and leaseholders.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:22 pm  

Noise reducing plane lands at Heathrow
Yesterday Heathrow welcomed the arrival of the Airbus A350 XWB, the newest and most advanced passenger plane of its kind.

The Finnair flight landed around 5.50pm yesterday afternoon.

The aircraft offers cutting-edge technology reducing both nitrogen oxide emissions and noise, a hot topic as discussions continue about possible expansion plans for Heathrow.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:30 am  

New luxury hotel for Kingston
Kingston town centre is set to benefit from a new high quality hotel.

Hilton Worldwide and EQ Group have announced they are to open ‘DoubleTree' by Hilton in the latter half of 2016.

The hotel will be built in an existing purpose-built building on the corner of Skerne Road and Down Hall Road, following a multi-million pound fit-out.

It will have 146 rooms and suites, a restaurant and a bar as well as conference and meeting rooms.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:13 am  

New plans for Feltham unveiled

Plans for the future of Feltham town centre have been unveiled for public scrutiny by Hounslow Council.

They tie in with the ambitious Hounslow Local Plan for the next 15 years, which was adopted last month.

Designers analysed how Feltham functions today, and how its better qualities can be protected for Feltham’s residents and businesses.

Hounslow Council leader Steve Curran said they want Feltham to be a thriving town with a close knit community who are proud of where they live.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:12 am  

Heathrow expansion will reduce time free from plane noise
MP’s have been told that expansion at Heathrow would give residents only a four hour break from aircraft noise every day.

Daniel Moylan the London Mayor’s chief aviation adviser has told the Commons environmental audit committee that the respite period could be significantly reduced.

The Airports Commission has admitted that another runway at Heathrow would see tens of thousands of Londoners enjoying far less time free from disturbing noise.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:26 am  

Mourinho criticism unsettles players
Jose Mourinho has described his suspended stadium ban and 50 thousand pound fine by the FA as a disgrace.

He was punished for comments he made attacking the officials in the wake of their defeat by Southampton before the international break.

Meanwhile it’s being reported that there’s unrest in the Chelsea dressing room with several players increasingly unhappy at Mourinho’s handling of the club.

It’s believed senior players in the first tem squad have been unsettled by his public criticism of players and members of the backroom staff.

The Blues are at home to Aston Villa tomorrow.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:09 am  

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Kingston Council is warning local residents to watch out for a person pretending to be a bogus Trading Standards Officer.

It’s been reported that a bogus officer has asked residents in New Malden and Surbiton for money to help support an investigation.

The council is warning that the fraudster is persistent and persuasive with convincing people to part with large sums of money.

Councillor Terry Paton explains that all Trading Standards officers make appointments when visiting and do not cold call.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:42 pm  

Croydon Police would like trace and speak to 20 year old Darren Baker in connection with a robbery last month.

It happened on Wednesday 16th September in Thornton Heath when an 81 year old man was attacked and robbed whilst washing his car.

Anyone with information should contact Croydon Police's CID on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:27 pm  

Family with no working smoke alarm survive fire in Croydon

Four adults and four children had a “very lucky escape” from a house fire on Thornton Road in Croydon, in the early hours of this morning.

The group left the property before the arrival of the Brigade and were uninjured.

The fire affected a terraced house of two floors. Half of the ground floor and part of the first floor were damaged by fire.

A London Fire Brigade spokesperson said: “This family were very, very, lucky to escape the fire without injury. They did not have a working smoke alarm in the property and were woken up by the sound of crackling fire before escaping via the front door.Everyone should have at least one smoke alarm on every level of their home and the safest option is have those linked together. This will give the earliest warning if there is a fire in your home.”

Four fire engines and 21 firefighters from Purley, Croydon and Norbury fire stations attended the incident.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:37 pm  

UPDATED: Tesco take-over off in SW London?

It seems like the Tesco battle could finally be over in Tolworth after over 10 years of campaigning from residents.

The supermarket giant has sold off 14 sites where it was planning to build – Tolworth, Hounslow and Epsom are said to be among them.

The deal is reported to be worth £250 million. The land has been bought by the Meyer Bergman investment.

10,000 homes could be built on the land, however, in Tolworth, some residents have been campaigning for a new school and some say the land would be the perfect choice.

But opponents say it would lead to more traffic congestion.

A number of proposals to build by Tesco, including a housing complex, have been turned down after mass opposition.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:05 pm  

Care home poisoning
A care home company has been fined £14,000 after an outbreak of food poisoning at one of its homes in Southall.

Six Lifestyle Care residents fell ill soon after Christmas day.

Ealing Council and Public Health England found that puréed beef served to residents contained a harmful bacteria.

Lifestyle care runs homes across the country, including in Croydon, Putney and Hayes. They were unaffected.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:11 pm  

Brentford loan
Brentford midfielder Josh Clarke has signed for Barnet on loan until January.

The 21-year-old, who can also play at right-back, has made four appearances for the Championship club this season.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:09 pm  

Football costs
The cost of watching football in the UK has dropped or remained the same for the majority of fans.

Two-thirds of Premier League tickets were frozen or reduced in price.

At £52, Chelsea's cheapest match-day ticket is the highest priced of the Premier League's least expensive.

Pies at Fulham are listed in the top five of the most expensive across all the UK football clubs, costing just under £4.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:09 pm  

Mac Info Bus parks up in Sutton

The Macmillan Cancer Support Bus is outside HSBC in the high street until 4pm.

It's a free service, offering shoppers the chance to ask questions about cancer, get advice and information on the issue.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:44 pm  

Richmond and councils dispute claims by Airport Commission over extra long haul routes.
MPs are being lobbied by five councils led by Richmond on the plans for a new third runway at Heathrow.

Richmond and the 2M group argues that the Airports' Commission has claimed that a third runway would mean significant expansion.

But the councils, which also include Wandsworth, say it would only mean five extra long haul routes.

They believe the commission has deliberately recommended placing a large source of pollution in an area already under severe strain.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:38 pm  

Missing Croydon 14 year old
Police are appealing for help to find a teenager missing from Croydon.

La'mar Howe who’s 14 was last seen on Wednesday of last week.

He’s described as black, 5ft 6ins tall, of medium build, with short black hair.

When he was last seen, he was wearing a dark blue or black hooded top - dark tracksuit trousers or blue jeans and black or white

Nike trainers.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:24 am  

Police are hunting for two women they believe have been sexually assaulted in Chiswick
Officers think the women were assaulted on Chiswick High Road near Gunnersbury tube station yesterday evening.

A man, aged in his early 30s, has been arrested on suspicion of another sexual assault in the same area.

He remains in custody.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:17 am  

The family of Alice Gross has praised the decision that a jury will be present at an inquest into her death
The body of the 14 year old from Hanwell, was found on the 30th of September last year.

Latvian Arnis Zalkalns was found hanged in Boston Manor Park in Brentford - he would have been charged with her murder had he lived.

Alice's inquest opened last year. It is expected to resume in June.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:04 am  

The Queen is in Guildford today

Her Majesty visited the University of Surrey to officially open its new £45million vet school.

It's only the second one to open in the UK over the past 50 years.

Her Majesty, accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh, toured the new University facility and was met by a puppet from the War Horse show.

She also met Professor Noel Fitzpatrick, who carries out the pioneering procedures and is the focus of the Channel 4 programme The Supervet.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:55 am  

Police investigate assault in Stanwell
Detectives are appealing for witnesses to an assault on a man in broad daylight in Stanwell.

It happened when the 20-year-old pedestrian was walking along Clare Road towards Everest Road last Wednesday afternoon.

He was approached by a group of three youths who kicked and punched him.

The suspects are white around 16 or 17 , one had his right arm bandaged and had a splint on his little finger.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:39 am  

Six escape fire in Chiswick

Six people have escaped a fire at a coffee shop in Chiswick this morning.

No-one was injured in the blaze which left the basement of Café Grove in Grove Park Road damaged by fire and smoke.

London fire service says crews worked hard to stop the fire spreading and to limit damage to the surrounding buildings.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:38 am  

Chertsey school leads the way on integration of autists.
A pioneering autism centre has officially opened at a mainstream secondary school in Chertsey.

It’s been launched at Salesian School and is the first of four purpose-built Autism Specialist facilities planned at regular schools in Surrey.

It’s hoped these centres will transform the prospects of children on the autistic spectrum.

Others are being developed at Hinchley Wood School in Esher next year, and at Howard of Effingham School in 2017.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:47 am  

8 people flee house fire in Croydon.
8 people escaped from a house fire in Croydon in the middle of the night.

The blaze broke out in Thornton Road – 4 children were included, no-one was hurt.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:20 am  

Police need witnesses to an object thrown on a car in Walton-on-the-Hill.
Police are appealing for information after an object was thrown from a bridge over the M25 in Walton-on-the-Hill on Friday October 2nd.

The victim was driving his car anti-clockwise on the M25 from junction nine to eight when an item was thrown from the Dorking Road footbridge hitting the roof of the car.

The damage was estimated to be approximately 5-hundred-and-50 pounds.

The incident happened sometime between 12 noon and 1pm.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:42 am  

Photography Award for Surbiton woman

A wildlife photographer from Surbiton has won a prestigious award.

Emma Healey become this years people choice winner in the annual Marwell Wildlife Photographer Competition.

It's after her image which captured a Japanese macaque emerging from a hot pool breathing a sigh of satisfaction.

The portrait will now be exhibited at Marwell Zoo for 12 months along with other winners of the competition.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am  

Tooting MP Khan criticises government's right-to-buy
Labour mayoral hopeful Sadiq Khan has led a wave of criticism of government plans to extend right-to-buy to housing association tenants.

The MP for Tooting is adamant that funds raised from sell-offs in the capital should not be used to pay for housing developments in other parts of the country.

It comes as Housing minister Brandon Lewis once again failed to promise that money raised from sell-offs would be dedicated to build new comes in London.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:58 am  

Chelsea Ladies progess in Champions League
Chelsea Ladies are in the last 16 of the Champions League in their maiden season in the competition.

A spectacular opening goal from Eniola Aluko and one each from Fran Kirby and Gilly Flaherty led them to a 3-nil win at Glasgow City.

The Blues completed a 4-nil aggregate win.

They’re the only British representatives left in the competition after Liverpool Ladies lost to Brescia.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:34 am  

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Arrests made after pregnant woman kicked in burglary at her Kingswood home

A man has been arrested after a pregnant woman was kicked in the stomach in a burglary at her home in Kingswood.

Catherine Stiff and her daughter, including 6-month pregnant Katie, were attacked and forced to remove their jewellery during the raid in November.

It prompted an urgent police appeal including a reconstruction on the BBC programme Crimewatch.

The suspect has been bailed until January after being arrested in Staffordshire.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:26 pm  

Man appears in court charged with double stabbing in Kew

A man has appeared in Court charged with attempted murder following a double stabbing in Kew.

22 year old Marcus Clarke, from Brentford, was also charged with possessing an offensive weapon.

Police were called to Kew Bridge Road on Thursday night where they found 2 men in their thirties suffering from stab wounds.

They are currently in a serious but stable condition in hospital.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:25 pm  

Mo Farah welcomes baby son

Mo Farah and his wife Tania have welcomed a son.

The Olympic champion runner, who went to school in Feltham, has tweeted: "It's a boy. Buzzing to welcome the new man of the house".

The couple have twin daughters born in 2012.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:36 pm  

Night Tube "delayed until 2016"

Talks to resolve a dispute over the launch of an overnight service on the London Underground have apparently broken up without agreement.

Aslef, TSSA, RMT and Unite unions are upset about pay and work conditions.

It's reported that services - which were due to start last month - won't begin this year without a "dramatic change" in negotiations.

Stations that will be served by the new service include Hammersmith, Tooting Broadway and Hounslow West, Central and East.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:12 pm  

Developments in Richmond
The Leader of Richmond Council has attacked Government plans that enable developers to turn offices into houses.

It comes as temporary development rights which enable the homes to be build without planning permission will now be made permanent in May2016.

Lord True says that Government has failed the community as 'offices might have made much needed new free schools'

In 2013 the Government introduced measures to make it easier to turn offices into new homes.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:28 pm  

Surrey Councils agree to work together in helping refugees
Surrey’s 11 Councils have agreed to join forces in dealing with the refugee crisis - with two already pledging to take about 20 families between them.

A Labour spokesperson described it as a "rich county" and said the Council needs to work with all its boroughs to help those seeking refuge.

So far Woking Council has agreed to take 12 families a year and Reigate and Banstead Council said it might take ten.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:19 pm  

South Africa is looking forward to Saturday's game at Twickenham
South Africa say they are expecting a challenge in the forwards in their rugby union World Cup quarter-final with Wales this weekend.

The two sides meet on Saturday at Twickenham.

Prop Tendai Mtawarira says it's a contest they are looking forward to he adds that it will be tough, but they are working hard to be ready for it.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:17 am  

Police looking for two men after computer thefts in Sutton

Police have issued images of two men they wish to speak to in connection with two burglaries from offices in Sutton.

Ten laptops were stolen from the Crown Agents in St Nicholas Road in two raids – one on the 5th of September and another the following day.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Sutton Police on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:36 am  

CCTV image released of a man in connection with a murder

Police have released CCTV footage of a man from Ladbroke Grove they’re looking for in connection with a murder investigation.

They want to speak to 27 year old Shane O’Brien over the death of Josh Hanson who was stabbed in a bar in Hillingdon in the early hours on Sunday.

The 21 year-old victim from Kingsbury was pronounced dead at the scene after suffering a stab wound to his neck.

O’Brien is described as white, 6ft tall and of muscular build – officers say he should not be approached by members of the public.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:35 am  

Trial date is set for banker from Cobham
A trial date has been set for a British banker accused of murdering two Indonesian women in Hong Kong.

Rurik Jutting - who's originally from Cobham - was charged after the bodies were found in his apartment last year.

A judge at the High Court in Hong Kong said his trial will start in October 2016.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:53 am  

Housing prices continue to soar
UK house prices reached a new record high in August, according to official figures.

The Office for National Statistics says they climbed to an average of 284-thousand pounds - 2-thousand up on the previous month.

Annually, property values in parts of northern England are now rising more quickly than in London.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:15 am  

Elmbridge Conservatives have a new leader
The Conservative group at Elmbridge Borough Council has elected its next Leader.

Tim Oliver won Conservative councillors vote last week and will be taking charge after May’s elections.

The 54 year old former chairman of Shooting Star Chase children’s Hospice, lives in Esher with his wife Debi and their children.

He has spearheaded plans to invest in property in order to make the Council self-sufficient from Government grant by 2020.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:12 am  

McDonnell defends his decsion
Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell has insisted he changed his mind on tactics - not policy.

The MP for Hayes and Harlington ditched his party's support for the government's fiscal charter.

He said Labour would oppose the bid to force future governments to run a budget surplus, having recently said it would back it.

The situation has been branded a "shambles" after MPs were told about the U-turn, but Mr McDonnell says Labour will now draw up its own fiscal charter.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:09 am  

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Councillor demands Surrey must do more for Refugees
Surrey is a wealthy county that needs to do its bit when it comes to rehousing refugees.

That’s according to Labour councillor Robert Evans, who says more councils within Surrey must do more.

Some councils have agreed to join forces in dealing with the refugee crisis - with two pledging to take about 20 families.

Woking has agreed to take 12 families a year and Reigate and Banstead Council says it might take 10.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:11 pm  

Fare dodgers getting free rides
Fare dodgers at stations including Kew Gardens are getting free rides thanks to the number of ticket barriers being left open.

The figures, released by Transport for London, also show stations on the Hammersmith and City Line are some of the worst offenders.

An estimated £61 million is lost to fare dodging ever year – with Kew Gardens leaving its barriers open for more than 45% of the time.

TfL rules state when there are no members of staff around, barriers should be left open.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:45 pm  

Police continue search for missing Walton girl
Police are still trying to trace a missing 16-year-old girl from Walton.

Officers are becoming increasingly concerned for the safety of Njxia Ngyon, who was last seen on Saturday lunchtime.

She was later spotted on CCTV walking down Sunbury Lane onto Terrace Road before walking down the High Street.

Njxia is Vietnamese, slim with dark brown hair and speaks limited English.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:21 pm  

Man from Kingston gets the surprise of his life

A man from Kingston has been surprised with an incredible £126,000 McLaren 540c with £10,000 cash hidden in the boot of it.

Prash Thurairatnam is the Practice Manager at Tudor Lodge Health Centre in Wimbledon.

He lives in Kingston with his wife Lakshmi and 2-year-old son Ruben who also came along.

He won the car thanks to a competition he entered with company BOTB, but had no idea he has won until this morning when staff turned up at his place of work.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

Fire in Shepherd's Bush
A man’s been rescued from a fire at a flat in Shepherd’s Bush.

Firefighters were called to the blaze on the second floor of a house converted into flats on Coningham Road yesterday afternoon.

The man was treated by paramedics at the scene.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:25 am  

Woking-based firm moves closer to a merger
The prospect of the biggest foreign takeover of a British firm has taken a step forward.

Beer giants SAB Miller – who are based in Woking - and brewer A-B InBev have agreed in principle to a tie up worth up to 70 billion pounds.

If it went ahead they'd form the world's biggest drinks firm - with brands such as Peroni and Budweiser.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:25 am  

Monday, 12 October 2015

Surrey Police are asking for help in identifying a man after an alleged indecent exposure in Egham

Surrey Police investigating an alleged indecent exposure in Egham are appealing for help in identifying a man.

It was reported that a man exposed himself in Station Road between 4.30pm and 4.40pm on Wednesday 7th October.

It’s believed he then walked in the direction of Pooley Green crossing and officers believe the man in the CCTV could help with the investigation.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Surrey Police on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:33 pm  

Parents in Hammersmith have cause for concern
Schools in Hammersmith, Heathrow and Slough are among the 10 most polluted in the country.

That’s according to the Sunday Times which sorted through government figures and created the league table.

St Paul’s in Hammersmith is one listed having more than 150 tonnes of nitrogen dioxide pumped out annually in the square kilometre surrounding it.

That’s 36 times the national average.

Moat Community College in Leicester tops the list but the next seven positions are taken by schools in or around the capital.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:50 pm  

Man from Hounslow in court

Three men including one from Hounslow, were inspired to carry out a beheading on UK soil by a Fatwa, issued by so called Islamic State.

22 year old Nadir Ali Syed, from Hounslow, 20 year old Yousaf Shah Syed, and Haseeb Hamayoon deny the charges.

The prosecution at Woolwich Crown Court alleges they were inspired by the Fatwa, a decree, to kill Westerners.

Jurors were told this was the catalyst for violence for the plotters. The trial continues.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:49 pm  

Sutton has been named one of the worst London boroughs for wages. It is one of 17 named and shamed by official data

Harrow has been named the worst place in the UK for wages, along with West Somerset.

It has also emerged at least a quarter of workers in London are earning less than the Living Wage.

750,000 people in the capital are earning less than £9.15 per hour, after a significant rise in the proportion of people not being paid the wage.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:49 pm  

Fire in West Brompton

A number of people in West Brompton have been rescued after
they tried to burn paper on their gas fire after mistaking it for a coal-burning one.

Fire fighters were called out just before 3am to the flat in Gunter Grove.

The residents of the flat had recently moved in and had tried to burn some paper but began to notice a smell of gas instead.

The gas supply was temporarily switched off by the gas board. Fire crews say gas fires need to be regularly serviced to ensure their safety.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:48 pm  

Water leak scam operating in Sutton
An 87-year-old Carshalton woman’s become the latest victim of the so-called ‘water leak’ tricksters - 6 of these crimes have been reported in recent weeks.

A doorstep caller last Friday, told the victim that the drains in her home on Winchcombe Road weren’t working and were causing floods.

The man spoke to her in the garden, leaving her property empty, when she went back in, she found about £100 cash had been stolen along with her bank cards.

The suspect is described as white, aged in his mid thirties, he’s 6ft tall with fair hair and was wearing a blue T-shirt with a logo on it.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:43 pm  

Missing girl from Walton
Police are appealing for help in finding a missing 16-year-old girl from Walton.

Officers are becoming increasingly concerned for the safety of Njxia Ngyon, who was last seen on Saturday lunchtime.

She was later spotted on CCTV walking down Sunbury Lane onto Terrace Road before walking down the High Street.

Njixia is Vietnamese, slim with dark brown hair.

She speaks limited English and was wearing white jeans, a black coat and bright pink trainers when she was last seen.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:53 pm  

Richmond Council awards annual grants
Richmond Council has awarded £35,000 to projects and activities that seek to improve the area.

This year the Civic Pride Fund has been divided between ten local groups.

Amongst the projects receiving grants are a drive to restore the stone landscaping of Warren Gardens and a musical event at Landmark Arts Centre.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:49 pm  

New CEO for Middlesex Cricket Club
Middlesex have announced the appointment of Richard Goatley as Chief Executive Officer.

He joined Middlesex in 2005 and worked most recently as Chief Operating Officer.

He succeeds Vinny Codrington who left the club in July after 18 years.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:46 pm  

'Revenge evictions' are banned after Liberal campaign
“Revenge evictions” by landlords have been banned after a long campaign by the Liberal Democrats in Parliament.

A change in the law makes eviction illegal if it comes after the tenant has complained to the Council about housing conditions.

Campaigner Anthony Fairclough says when he rented in Wimbledon, nagging landlords to sort out problems felt risky as he feared he could be asked to leave.

According to research by housing charity Shelter around 200,000 renters have faced this type of ‘revenge’ eviction every year.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:28 am  

Spin bowlers to be coached by New Zealand legend
The England and Wales Cricket Board is turning to a New Zealand legend to help out emerging spin bowlers.

Daniel Vettori, who took more than 700 wickets in international cricket, will work with the England Performance Programme for 10 days in Dubai next month.

Surrey's Zafar Ansari and new Sussex signing Danny Briggs will be among the spinners to be coached by Vettori.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:13 am  

Woking is numbered in the ten worst areas for pay
Almost a quarter of jobs outside London pay less than the living wage.

The Office for National Statistics says the figure went up by 2 per cent between April 2012 and April 2014.

In Woking 36 per-cent of the workforce were in jobs paying less than the living wage – pushing it into one of the ten worst areas.

The voluntary rates of 9-15 in London and 7-85 everywhere else are due to be increased next month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:11 am  

Driver dies after crash in Chertsey
Police are appealing for information after a driver died from injuries sustained in an accident in Chertsey.

The 23-year-old man was driving a white Mitsubishi Shogun which was involved in a collision yesterday afternoon when it left the carriageway of St. Ann’s Road.

He was rushed to St Georges Hospital in Tooting with serious injuries but died soon after.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:39 am  

Epsom & Ewell council consult on parking standards
Epsom and Ewell council has launched a public consultation on its proposals for new parking standards for residential developments.

The final document will set out the minimum levels of parking required in planning applications for new residential properties.

The council is keen on hearing the views of local developers and the wider community.

The consultation runs until November 2nd.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:38 am  

Sunday, 11 October 2015

Rutting romeos roaming Richmond Park
Dog walkers in Richmond Park are being warned that rutting season is in full swing.

Male deer are more likely to attack dogs at this time of year.

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

Adam Curtis is Assistant Park manager – he reminds us that we don’t want to get caught up between two rutting stags.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:47 am  

New hearing unit at Saint Helier's
A new children's hearing department is being created at St Helier Hospital in Carshalton with specialist rooms for newborns.

The unit, which will cost four hundred thousand pounds, will be housed within Queen Mary's Hospital for Children.

It'll include observation and treatment cubicles - with one dedicated to fitting young people with hearing aids.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:45 am  

M25 closed at Heathrow
There’s been a collision on the M 25.

The motorway is shut at junction 14 at Airport Way and Horton Road near to Heathrow Terminal 4.

The incident happened just before 03:00 this morning.

Traffic has been diverted away from the scene.

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