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Saturday, 23 January 2016

Late Surbiton train service

A train from Surbiton to Waterloo was late every day for the last three months of 2015.

The 8.31am weekday South West Trains service was consistently more than a minute late, according a Labour Party analysis.

The Labour mayoral candidate, Sadiq Khan, said the poor service is an inconvenience to commuters and bad for London’s economy.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:03 pm  

Surbiton python
A large python is reportedly on the loose in Surbiton.

Posters offering a £100 reward for the snake’s safe return have been attached to lampposts throughout the town.

They claim the black and brown ball python went missing on January 18th near St James’s Road.

The owner warns anyone who sees the snake to “be careful when approaching”, but the species isn’t known to hurt humans.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:23 pm  

Surrey ambulance response failure
Surrey’s ambulance service has missed its response targets this year.

National targets state that it must respond to three quarters of calls within eight minutes.

The Guildford and Waverley service performed the worse, responding to only 66% of calls within this time.

But a spokesman from the South East Coast Ambulance Service said the figures shouldn’t be viewed on their own as a measure of performance.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:01 pm  

Sutton most miserable borough
Sutton is the most miserable borough in London and Kingston is one of the happiest.

That’s according to a survey by London Data Stream.

The research ranked London's boroughs from happiest to saddest based on their tweets.

Kingston did well in the happiness stakes coming in at number seven - the only South West borough to appear in the top 10.

All of the results will be on display at Somerset House’s Big Bang Data exhibition until February 28.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:04 pm  

Flood warning issued for Putney Bridge to Teddington Weir
A flood alert has been issued by the Environment Agency for the Tidal Thames riverside from Putney Bridge to Teddington Weir.
The Environment Agency is warning that the river is expected to continue to rise over the next 36 hours – flooding of low lying land and roads is expected.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:20 pm  

Hounslow Freedom Passes need renewing
Local councils including Hounslow are reminding those with Freedom Passes to renew them before they run out at the end of March.

All letters will be sent out soon to explain the process.

Kamaljit Kaur, spokeswoman for Adult Social Care, says people over 60 can use the dedicated Freedom Pass website to tell the council if they don’t get their letter.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:53 am  

Homeless accomodation sought in Elmbridge, Epsom, Ewell and Spelthorne.
Accomodation for the homeless is being sought in Elmbridge, Epsom, Ewell and Spelthorne.

Mole Valley District Council is searching for new homes for people living on the street.

The District’s Executive is to consider a report outlining a new partnership with B&B’s.

Last year the council prevented 80 families from becoming destitute - by offering support.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:51 am  

Disappointment for Harlequins
Quins’ fans are down in the dumps today in France after their side lost 42-9 in the European Rugby Challenge Cup.

The Twickenham side were defeated by Montpelier.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:37 am  

Friday, 22 January 2016

Four men have been sentenced for the attempted murder of a man in Feltham

The victim only survived the attack due to the first aid given by police officers and the actions taken at the scene by doctors and paramedics.

He was set upon by the men at the Emerald Supermarket in Staines Road last June, where he was stabbed over 15 times.

The four men, Mohammed Mohammed, Zakariya Ibrahim, Saad Sharif and Hanad Mohammed have been jailed for life.

- Mohammed Mohammed, 21, of Copley Close, Hanwell, was ordered to serve a minimum of 10 years.

- Zakariya Ibrahim, 19, of Chesham Terrace, Ealing will serve a minimum of 13-and-a-half years.

- Saad Sharif, 19, of no fixed address was ordered to serve a minimum of 15 years.

- Hanad Mohammed, 19, of no fixed address was told to serve a minimum of seven-and-a-half years.

A fifth man - Abdi Wahab Mohammed, 26, of Down Way, Northolt, who had driven them to and from the scene, was found guilty of causing section 18 grievous bodily harm. He was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:45 pm  

Meredith Kercher's killer once again pleads his innocence

Meredith Kercher’s killer has protested his innocence during a TV interview from his jail cell.

Rudy Guede is currently serving a 16-year prison sentence for the murder of the 21-year-old from Coulsdon.

He remains the only person serving time in prison for the attack in Italy in 2011.

Amanda Knox and her former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito acquitted in 2011 after evidence used against the pair was found to be flawed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:41 pm  

Flight disruption at Heathrow

A state of emergency's been declared in part of the US as a massive snow storm hits the north-east coast.

There's major disruption to flights, with some services from London Heathrow to New York and Washington tomorrow among those cancelled.

Stay tuned to Jackie for the latest travel, or follow us on Twitter @Jackie_Travel

Picture: British Airways
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:43 pm  

Tributes continue to pour in for man stabbed to death in Morden

A second man arrested in connection with the murder of a university lecturer in Morden is still being questioned this afternoon.

Daniel Young had been walking to Morden Tube station when he was stabbed in Kendor Gardens during Tuesday morning’s rush hour.

He had been at his new job for just two days.

Before that, he had worked at Wimbledon’s Hotel Antoinette. A statement has been issued by the group’s MD Paul Buzasi.

"This was a terrible shock to us all. He had been a fantastic General Manager, a valued colleague and a great friend to many at Antoinette Wimbledon. All our thoughts are with his family and friends at this very difficult time.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:53 pm  

Mum from Cheam lambasts stupidity of dirt bike rider after her son is hospitalised

Christine Powell posted this picture of her 6 year old son on Facebook after the pony he was riding was spooked by a dirt bike rider and bucked him off.

The boy, who hasn't been named, was left with head injuries and cuts and bruises, after the bike rider, allegedly doing a wheelie, careered towards the animal and its young rider in Fairlawn Road in Carshalton.

Ms Powell says she hopes the picture will act as a warning to other bikers to think when they are riding near horses and ponies which can become easily spooked.

Anyone with information should call Police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:03 pm  

Appeal to trace missing Iwona Kaminska 15 years after she went missing from Hammersmith

More than 15 years' after the disappearance of Iwona Kaminska, detectives are appealing to anyone with information about the Polish student to come forward.

The 20-year-old went missing just four days after arriving in London from Poland.

After leaving an address in Hammersmith on Thursday, the 13th of July 2000, she vanished without a trace.

Officers believe she was kidnapped and possibly murdered, and they are now offering a £10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and successful prosecution of the person, or people responsible, for her disappearance.

Iwona's distraught family has joined the latest appeal to encourage new witnesses to speak to the police on what should have been her 36th birthday.

Speaking from his home town in Moliborzyce, Poland, her father, Jan Kaminski; said: "We have endured 15 years of utter heartache. Iwona was excited to be visiting London to see friends and improve her English language. She was in constant contact with her family and adored her brother and sister."

Officers are aware that Iwona arrived in the UK on Sunday, the 9th of July 2000.

It was her first visit to the country and she went straight to her friend's address close to the Arndale Centre in Wandsworth.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:37 am  

Petition to save music hall in Hounslow

A petition to save Kneller Hall in Whitton has amassed over 1,000 signatures.

The grade II listed building has been home to the Royal Military School of Music for more than 150-years.

It was one of 12 military sites across the country, including the army base in Elmwood Avenue, Feltham, which the MoD announced on Monday are being put up for sale.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:03 am  

Teddington among top 20 burglary hotspots

A study's revealed that 16 of the UK's top 20 burglary hotspots are in London.

South Tulse Hill and Dulwich in the SE21 postcode had the most claims over the past 5 years.

Osterley in the TW5 postcode and Teddington in TW11 were 6th and 10th respectively on the list.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:13 am  

Thursday, 21 January 2016

Second arrest in Morden stabbing

Police say a university lecturer died from a single stab wound near Morden Tube station.

30 year old Daniel Young (pictured0, was attacked in Kendor Gardens on Tuesday morning.

A post mortem examination in his body took place earlier.

A 26-year-old man, arrested on suspicion of murder, has been bailed while investigations continue and a second arrest has been made today of a 35 year old man.

He was taken to a police station in South London where he remains in custody.

Detectives are investigating whether a non-fatal stabbing one and a half miles away is linked.

Meanwhile, a fake fundraising page has been set up in memory of Daniel.

Murder squad detectives are warning people not to donate to a suspected fake account set up by San Diego-based scammers.

£580 has so far been given to page for him in under 24 hours.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:57 pm  

Social housing for four youngsters with autism has been built in Ham

The flagship scheme includes four one-bedroom flats, facilities for support staff and a specially designed sensory garden.

Richmond Council provided the land, while the scheme has been funded through a combination of the Council’s Housing Capital Programme and the Mayor’s Care and Support Specialised Housing Fund.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:56 pm  

Met still searching for second teen in Croydon bus arson

Met detectives are still searching for a teenage boy following an attempted arson on a bus in Croydon.

An appeal was made earlier following the incident which happened on a T 31 bus on Field Way in Croydon at around 7.45 in the evening last September.

As a result of the earlier appeal a 14 year old boy from New Addington was arrested this week.

But police still want to find the second boy who’s aged between 14 and 16 and have issued a CCTV image of him.

Anyone with information should contact Detective Constable Alastair Middleton on 07909 877121 or Crimestoppers anonymously 0800
555 111, quoting reference 3826214/15.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:13 pm  

Missing Chobham man
Surrey police are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a man missing from Chobham.

33 year old Joseph Chenye failed to turn up for a regular appointment today – which is out of character.

He was last seen in Guildford yesterday and he indicated he may travel to Camberley.

He has a small build, is about five feet six inches tall and is white.

He has short brown hair – brown eyes and was last seen wearing a black jacket – grey jogging trousers and grey Adidas trainers.

Anyone who’s seen Joseph should contact Surrey police immediately,quoting reference P16015366.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:10 pm  

Three brothers get ASBO's in Spelthorne for 'appalling behaviour'

Three brothers from Sunbury have been banned from parts of Spelthorne.

Surrey Police has obtained ASBO orders against 25 year Nick Little and his younger brothers.

All three men, including 21 year old Matthew Little and 18 year old Benjamin, have been responsible for a series of recent offences in Spelthorne, with several incidents of violence and harassment and public order offences.

The behaviour of the trio was described by police as appalling.

The ASBO’s which were applied for in Redhill County Court last until January 2018.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:46 pm  

Football Chelsea overtaken in Money League

Real Madrid are the highest earning football club in the world for the 11th consecutive year- according to Deloitte’s Money League.

Chelsea were overtaken by Arsenal into seventh place, while Crystal Palace are 28th, two places above Italian league leaders Napoli.

Manchester United are expected to top the league next season. With all 20 Premier League Clubs also tipped to feature in the top 30

The data takes into account total revenue including that from broadcasting deals and match-day income.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:28 pm  

Golf Abu Dhabi PGA Championships

Bryson DeChambeau is currently leading the Abu Dhabi PGA Championships with a score of 8 below par.

Rory Mcilroy sits joint third with a score of 6 under.

Ross Fisher from Cheam went round in 2 under par.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:25 pm  

Cremation ashes stolen in Ashford

Cremation ashes and a large quantity of jewellery have been stolen from a property in Ashford in a burglary.

Thieves forced their way into the home in Stanwell Road last Wednesday.

The offenders made off with the boxes and the jewellery, including a star shaped pendant containing ashes.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:21 pm  

Renewed Appeal in Staines

Police are renewing an appeal for help from members of the public to find a wanted man from Staines.

Officers want to locate and interview 26-year-old Michael Duggan in connection with a serious assault at an address in Walton in December.

He’s white, stocky with short brown hair and has a scar in the centre of his face.

Duggan has links to Staines, Stanwell and Walton.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:24 pm  

Police may have a possible new clue in Banstead vandalism

Police investigating a car vandalised in Banstead are hoping to identify the suspects by their Nike trainers.

Marks on the car’s bonnet which was targeted on 15th November match two types of the brand footwear.

One is identical to an Air Force Trainer, while the other matches an Air Max Trainer.

The car, a black ford fiesta was parked in Garratt’s Lane had its wing mirrors pulled off.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:27 pm  

Stabbing Morden Update

Police say the stabbing of a man near Morden Tube station may be linked to an attack 40 minutes earlier.

30 year old Daniel Young was killed in Kendor Gardens on Tuesday morning.

Detectives are investigating whether a non-fatal stabbing 1.5 miles away is linked.

A 26-year-old man, arrested on suspicion of murder, has been bailed while investigations continue.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:23 pm  

A new design for Stamford Bridge has been proposed

Two Swiss architects have come up with a new design for the 500-million-pound development of Stamford Bridge.

Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron have been commissioned by Chelsea’s billionaire Russian owner, Roman Abramovich.

The new ground will seat 60,000 people and features a three-tier stack of terraces.

The plans however, might mean the end of the campaign to have The Blues relocate to Surrey.

A computer Scientist has created an unofficial 3D render of the proposed plans.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:30 am  

Arrests over alleged attacks on a taxi driver in Epsom

Three men have been arrested following an alleged attack on a taxi driver in Epsom.

Police say the victim – a man in his 20s suffered injuries after a dispute about a fare in the early hours of January 10th.

Officers say they found him on the pavement with head injuries and broken glasses, near the clock tower in the High street.

Anyone who saw the incident or has any information should call Police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 am  

A post mortem will be carried out today on a man stabbed to death in Morden during Tuesday morning’s rush hour

30 year old Daniel Young was attacked in Kendor Gardens near the tube station just after 8am.

One man was arrested soon after.

Police are trying to trace the good Samaritans who administered CPR, as well as any commuters who witnessed the incident.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:56 am  

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Fundraising page for murdered man from Morden

Friends of a man murdered in Morden yesterday morning have set up a fundraising page to cover the cost of his funeral.

Daniel Young was stabbed to death on his way to work, it was thought he was taking a shortcut to Morden station through Kendor Gardens at about 8am.

Dozens of people have paid tribute to the kind 30 year old man, who was always looking for his next challenge.

A 26 – year old man has been arrested for his murder, and been released on bail until early March.

Police are appealing for witnesses.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:19 pm  

UPDATE: Morden murder

Police are investigating if a murder in a park in Morden yesterday morning is linked to a stabbing earlier in the day in Mitcham.

30-year-old Daniel Young was walking through Kendor Gardens at around 8am when he was stabbed to death in an “unprovoked attack”.

Passers-by desperately performed CPR but he died at the scene.

Around forty five minutes earlier officers had been called to an incident in Mitcham where a 23-year-old was stabbed in the buttocks.

A 26-year-old man was yesterday arrested on suspicion of murder, he has now been bailed until March.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:26 pm  

Prudential Ride London-Surrey
The 2015 Prudential RideLondon-Surrey cycling event has set a new fundraising record for the third successive year.

It’s after the 25 thousand finishers in the 100-mile sportive last August raised more than 12 million pounds for charity.

Since it started in 2013 it’s now raised more than 29 million pounds for charity in just three years.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:23 pm  

An officer with Lambeth borough, has pleaded guilty to theft, fraud and misconduct in public office offences

Police Sergeant David Robinson, pleaded guilty to offences including theft of a motorbike and a bicycle.

He remains on suspension.

Sentencing has been set for Friday, the11th of March at Southwark Crown Court.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:16 pm  

Police re-appeal for information about an aggravated burglary in New Addington
Police are re-appealing for information about an aggravated burglary in New Addington.

A 17 year old girl and her friend were at home when two suspects brandishing a kitchen knife stole a safe containing 8 thousand pounds.

The men were seen to leave the scene in Kestel Way in November in a silver Audi with a partial registration of KM59..

Police are following a number of lines of enquiry but say there are people in the community who will have information about the motive and know those involved.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:13 pm  

Police name man murdered in Morden

Police have named the young man stabbed to death during yesterday morning's rush hour as Daniel Young.

Officers, LAS and London's Air Ambulance attended the scene in Kendor Gardens and found a 30-year-old man with stab wounds.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Although formal identification has yet to take place detectives are satisfied that the deceased is Daniel Young from Morden.

His next of kin has been informed.

A post-mortem examination is scheduled to take place tomorrow at St George's Hospital.

Detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command are investigating.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:47 pm  

Burglary in Addlestone

Police are appealing for information after a car was stolen from an address which had been burgled in Addlestone.

It took place last Thursday in Row Town.

It’s believed the suspects gained access through a rear window to the property before carrying out an untidy search.

Stolen items include a purse which contained a small quantity of cash and cards, three onyx eggs, an antique clock and keys which were then used to steal a car from the driveway.

The stolen vehicle is a grey Audi S3.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:08 pm  

A woman has fought off a would be attacker as she walked home from celebrating her birthday in Carshalton

The victim had been on an evening out with friends in Sutton Town Centre on Saturday before catching a bus to Rosehill.

As she got off the bus, near the Rosehill roundabout, she was approached by a man from behind, who demanded her handbag.

When she refused, she was punched in the right eye causing her to fall to the ground.

But, she fought back, punching her attacker to the ground, before running off.

The incident, which happened in the early hours, was reported to police at mid-day on Sunday.

The suspect is described as a white man, of unknown age, wearing a light coloured hooded top.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:26 am  

Surrey Police says its campaign to reduce drink and drug driving offences is proving a success

More than 70 people have been charged so far under Operation Dragonfly, which was launched in the run up to Christmas.

The Force is naming people charged in a bid to highlight the dangers associated with getting behind the wheel when drunk or drugged.

The operation has so far resulted in 98 positive breath tests and a 37 % positive rate of DrugWipe tests.

They can detect whether cannabis or cocaine is in a person's system within 10 minutes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:25 am  

The Met announces a new appointment

The Met’s announced it has appointed a Chief Information Officer to head up Digital Policing.

Angus McCallum who will also join the MPS Management Board, is tasked with implementing significant transformation plans.

Deputy Commissioner says under Angus’ stewardship Met officers will be equipped with cutting edge mobile technology.

And that will enable a faster and more effective response to crime across London.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:12 am  

A man has died in a fire in Teddington

A man has died in a house fire in Teddington.

Fire fighters were called to the blaze on the ground floor of the property in Addison Road at around 6 o'clock last night.

They found the man inside who was pronounced dead at the scene.

The cause of the fire is under investigation
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:09 am  

Man rescued from bus in Fulham

Firefighters rescued a passenger from the top deck of a bus after a collision with a lorry in Fulham.

Crews used an aerial ladder platform to bring the man safely down to ground level after he was injured in the crash on North End Road yesterday afternoon.

He was then taken to hospital by ambulance.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:21 am  

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Four men convicted today of the attempted murder of a man in Feltham in June last year

Four men have been convicted today of the attempted murder of a man in Feltham.

The man only survived the attack due to the first aid given by police officers and the actions taken at the scene by doctors and paramedics.

He was set upon by the men at the Emerald Supermarket in Staines Road in June last year and was stabbed over 15 times.

The four men, Mohammed Mohammed, Zakariya Ibrahim, Saad Sharif and Hanad Mohammed will be sentenced on Friday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:38 pm  

Police are appealing for the public's help to find a missing teenage girl from South Croydon.

Police in Croydon are appealing for help to find a missing teenage girl and her baby.

15 year old Georgia Maul, was last seen at her family home at around 10:30am on Monday when she left with her 11-day-old baby Lexi-Mae.

Her family and officers are concerned for her safety and wellbeing and fear that she may be in the company of an older man.

Georgia is described as white; around 5ft 2ins tall with a slim build. She has dark brown shoulder length hair, often worn in a bun and a birth mark on her chin.

She was last seen wearing stone coloured leggings, black trainers with gold chain across the laces and a black hip length cotton style jacket.

Officers are urging Georgia to contact them, or home, to let everyone know where she is, and that she is safe and well.

Anyone who has seen Georgia or who knows where she is, is also urged to contact police in Croydon via 101 and can quote reference 16MIS002600.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:59 pm  

This day in 1988 #StHelier Hospital

Today marks 28 years since Princess Diana opened St Helier hospital’s obstetrics and gynaecology unit.

Her Royal Highness toured the site at the hospital in Carshalton, before meeting with doctors and nurses.

Almost 30 years later, the same maternity unit, has fought a long battle to remain open under pressure of cuts in the NHS.

MP for Carshalton and Wallington Tom Brake is one of the politicians that has been leading the campaign to save it and others.

Epsom and St Helier NHS Trust maintains services are no longer under threat of closure thanks to a new 5 year strategy.

It says;

· Both Epsom Hospital and St Helier Hospital will continue to provide consultant led, 24/7A&E, maternity and inpatient paediatric services

· In addition, St Helier will provide specialist and emergency care such as acute surgery for our most sick patients, and Epsom will expand its range of planned care

· We will continue our work with patients, GPs, commissioners and partners to provide significantly more care in community settings, closer to home for patients, so that they only have to come to hospital when they really have to.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:50 pm  

Couple from Hammersmith fights for same rights as same sex couples

A couple from Hammersmith has launched a legal fight at The High Court to allow heterosexual couples the right to enter into a civil partnership.

Charles Keidan and Rebecca Steinfeld say their case is a "basic issue of discrimination and equality".

Currently, only same sex couples are allowed to enter into a civil partnership, while heterosexual couples enter into marriage.

The government says it consulted on the issue and found a lack of consensus, so does not plan to make any changes to the law.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:03 pm  

Top of banker's ear bitten off in a Putney bar

A court’s heard how an investment banker had part of his ear bitten off in an alleged row at a busy cocktail bar in Putney on Boat Race day.

30 year old Charles Linard, ended up at the Be At One bar in the High Street after watching the annual Oxford and Cambridge race last April.

He told Kingston Crown Court that in a confrontation, 35 year old Ali Nariman lunged forward and bit off the top of his ear.

Nariman, from Twickenham, has pleaded not guilty to inflicting grievous bodily harm with intent. The trial continues.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:16 pm  

The Liberal Democrats select equality campaigner Adrian Hyyrylainen-Trett as their London Assembly candidate for Merton & Wandsworth

After graduating Adrian moved to London, and has since worked in both private and public sectors in the capital and is now a consultant at a multilingual specialist recruitment consultancy.

Adrian joined the Liberal Democrats in 2006, and has stood to be a local councillor in both the last two local elections in 2010 and 2014 and is known for his community work within Waltham Forest, as an active School governor at Acacia Nursery.

However since moving to South London to be with his husband, Adrian sought to represent Vauxhall, one of London’s most diverse constituencies, at the 2015 General Election. He was the first ever openly HIV+ parliamentary candidate to stand at a UK General Election.

As a well-known and respected equality campaigner, Adrian led the Liberal Democrat campaign for equal marriage from 2010 onwards.

He married his husband on the first anniversary of Same-sex Marriage Act on the 28th March 2015.

Adrian is currently Chair of LGBT+ Lib Dems for 2016, and as well as being 10th on the London-wide Assembly List for the Liberal Democrats, he has been selected to represent the GLA Constituency of Merton & Wandsworth.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:53 pm  

Man appears in court following attempted sex attack in Egham on Friday morning

A man’s appeared in court charged in connection with an attempted sexual assault in Egham.

26 year old Murilo Lopez Dacosta is charged with attempted rape, threats to kill and possession of an offensive weapon.

He has been remanded in custody until his next appearance at Guildford Crown Court on February the 15th.

The Rusham Road area was sealed off for several hours following the incident on Friday morning.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:47 pm  

Child exploitation conference in Richmond

Richmond council is holding a conference next month about child sexual exploitation and missing children across Richmond and Kingston.

Child exploitation is a type of sexual abuse where children or young people are groomed and sexually exploited for money, power or status.

The conference marks the re - launch of the borough’s Child Sexual Exploitation strategy.

There will be talks on e-safety, missing children and stalls with information for those who work with children.

It’s on 2nd February at Teddington Baptist Church.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:28 pm  

UPDATED: A man has been stabbed to death in Morden

Police were called to Kendor Gardens (pictured) just after 8 o’clock this morning.

Officers found the victim, a man in his 20s, with stab wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

A post-mortem examination and formal identification are yet to be carried out.

Officers say the stabbing happened during the rush hour and there would have been a number of people in the vicinity making their way to the tube station.

A man was arrested on suspicion of wasting police time and subsequently arrested on suspicion of murder.

He currently remains in custody at a south London police station. Enquires continue.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:30 am  

CCTV image released following burglary in Esher

Police are appealing for help to identify the individual in this CCTV image.

Officers in Esher want to speak to the man in connection with a reported burglary at a property in Greenways on Saturday the 5th of September.

The intruder is believed to have gained access around 5am via the front of the property.

Clothing and a wallet which contained various bank cards were reported stolen.

Just minutes later one of the cards was subsequently used at a cash point in Hinchley Wood, where a sum of money was withdrawn.

At around 10.15am withdrawals were attempted from a cash point outside a newsagent in Surbiton Road in Kingston.

However, these were unsuccessful.

Surrey Police urges anyone with any information to contact them on 101 quoting 45150080000
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:26 am  

Conservative candidate for Mayor of London, Zac Goldsmith, has set out his vision for London if elected in May

He was in Croydon this morning to launch his Action Plan for Greater London.

It concentrates on four key areas; Housing, Transport, Living Environment and Crime.

One of the promises Mr Goldsmith has made is to double home building to 50,000 a year by 2020.

He’s also pledged to give Londoners the first chance to buy new homes built in the Capital.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:40 am  

Over three quarters of people in the South East have someone in their family at risk of heart disease

That’s according to new statistics released by charity British Heart Foundation.

The poll revealed almost 47% of people in the region fear a loved one could be struck down with a heart attack or stroke in the future.

Almost two fifths said they have already lost someone or know a someone affected by heart disease.

Despite this, 41% said although they might worry about a loved one’s health, they’re too afraid to talk to them about it.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:30 am  

Clandon Park House is to be restored

The National Trust has announced it will restore parts of Clandon Park House.

The 18th century stately home in Clandon was destroyed by a massive fire in April last year.

It’s thought a number of principal rooms on the ground floor, including the Marble Hall, Speakers' Parlour and Saloon, could be restored.

The Trust says the conservation project is its biggest in a generation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:29 am  

Winter warning to cat owners about the chilling dangers behind anti-freeze

As freezing temperatures hit, Battersea Dogs & Cats' Home are warning pet owners about the widely unknown chilling hazards behind anti–freeze.

Ethylene glycol, is a chemical commonly used during the winter to prevent freezing and is frequently used in car radiators, screen washes and de-icers, as well as in garden water features to stop them freezing over.

Cats seem to be attracted to the taste of this chemical which can prove deadly if they ingest it.

At Battersea, over 3,000 cats every year are taken in, many of whom are strays or cats who like to roam freely outside where anti-freeze could pose an even stronger risk.

Cats and especially kittens like 6 week old Tiny Tim (pictured) merely need to lick a small amount of this toxic liquid for them to become seriously ill or worse.

Any animal should be taken to the vet immediately if they may have come into contact with anti-freeze.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:18 am  

Wandsworth Poundland closed after inspection

The Wandsworth branch of discount store Poundland has been closed because of a serious rodent infestation.

Mice droppings and “gnawed” food packets were found on shelves in the store at Southside shopping centre.

The shop was forced to close on Friday by environmental health inspectors and it’s not currently known when the branch will reopen.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:07 am  

MOD Feltham and Kneller Hall on sale

Defence minister Mark Lancaster has announced the release of 12 MOD sites for development, including its centres in Feltham and Twickenham.

The £500 million generated from the sales of Kneller Hall and MOD Feltham amongst others will feed back into Britain’s defence budget, which is set to rise every year of this parliament.

The move is part of the Ministry of Defence’s drive for greater efficiency following the £9 billion savings in defence announced back in November.

It will provide land for around 15,000 new homes in support of the government’s plans to build 160,000 by 2020.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:15 am  

Cancer clinic uses proton beam therapy for the first time in the UK

Work has started in Newport in the first UK clinic to treat cancer with proton beam therapy.

The technology came to national attention when the parents of Ashya King took him abroad because it wasn't available in Britain.

Donna Henry from Tooting wants her son to get the treatment on the NHS because it's shown to target cancers more effectively.

The centre will treat patients from across Wales, the south-west of England and as far north as Manchester.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 am  

Cricketer Mitchell McClenaghan stays on at Middlesex

Mitchell McClenaghan has re-signed for Middlesex after a successful period last year.

He was heavily involved in last season’s NatWest T20 Blast, where in just 4 games he picked up 8 wickets in 15 overs, with best figures of 3-24 against Sussex.

He joins fellow Kiwi international Brendon McCullum, who joined the club last month.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:40 am  

Merton's bowling clubs in danger

A petition has started to save two bowling clubs in Merton.

Member numbers have remained low over the last few years and the Council is now looking at cutting funding and possibly merging some clubs.

The Council is considering shutting two bowling greens – Joseph Hood and also Morden.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:50 am  

Property development goes ahead in Chertsey despite the Sheik's opposition

A company owned by the monarch of Dubai has failed to stop 200 new homes being built near his estate in Chertsey.

Smech Properties Ltd, owned by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, wanted to prevent the development near the Sheikh’s Longcross Estate.

Runnymede Council says the development, on the green belt site in Chobham Lane, will bring employment and housing to the borough.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:45 am  

Marler extends his contract with Harlequins

Joe Marler has renewed his contract with Harlequins.

The 25-year-old has become an integral part of the Harlequins team and was recently awarded with the vice-captaincy.

The prop has made 131 appearances for Twickenham based Harlequins scoring six tries, and has international experience with 37 caps to his name for England.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 am  

Conservative candidate for Surrey pledges to prioritise mental health

A Conservative candidate for Surrey says improvements to mental health treatment will be his top priority, if elected.

David Munro is running for Police and Crime Commissioner. He says the new funding will free up officers, allowing them to focus on fighting crime.

In one year, Surrey Police attended over 3,500 incidents at health sites across the county.

Officers say that some of these visits wouldn't have occurred if the right support from mental health professionals was in place.

Surrey Police recently received an 'inadequate' rating on the way it safeguards vulnerable people.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:02 am  

Monday, 18 January 2016

Kingston charity happy with David Cameron's new support for Muslim women learning English

Kingston based charity ‘Learn English At Home’ is pleased about the prime minister’s plans to provide a grant for extra support to teaching English.

It was announced today, that David Cameron is hoping to give an extra £20 million to support Muslim women in learning English.

LEAH works with ethnic minority adults, who are unable to attend college due to their child-care responsibilities or illiteracy.

Kate Brown, the director tells us what this message means to them.

David Cameron wants Muslim women to learn English, in an effort to curtail extremism.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:12 pm  

More charges over death of boy from Epsom

Five people have now been charged in connection with the killing of a teenager from Epsom, while he was on a trip in South America.

18 year old Dominic Bernard arrived in Guyana last October but went missing soon after landing.

His body was discovered early this month; he had suffered a fractured skull and a broken neck.

Two men face a murder charge, while a man and two women are accused of helping bury the body.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:39 pm  

An Old Bailey jury has heard four men were inspired by Islamic State to devise a plot to kill a police officer, a soldier or a civilian

Prosecutors say more than one attack was being planned, and a hostile reconnaissance of west London locations was carried out online.

One landmark apparently being lined up was Shepherds Bush Police Station, as well as army barracks in White City.

It’s also claimed the men acquired a gun, ammunition, and planned to buy a moped.

Nathan Cuffy, 26, Nyall Hamlett, 25, Suhaib Majeed, 21, and Tarik Hassane, 22, from Shepherds Bush, deny conspiracy to murder and preparing terrorist acts.

The trial continues.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:14 pm  

UPDATED: Attempted assault in Egham

A man has been charged in connection with an allegation of attempted serious sexual assault in Egham.

Officers were called to the Rusham Road area early on Friday morning.

26 year old Murilo Lopez Dacosta from Egham has been charged with attempted rape, threats to kill and possession of an offensive weapon.

He’s been remanded in custody and will appear in court later today.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:15 am  

Match fixing "widespread" and could include historic Wimbledon

World tennis number ones Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams say they're not aware of match-fixing at the top level of the sport.

Senior officials have denied suppressing evidence or failing to fully investigate incidents.

It's claimed 16 players have repeatedly been identified to authorities, but that all of them have been allowed to continue competing.

Over the last decade, 16 players who have ranked in the top 50 have been repeatedly flagged to the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) over suspicions they have thrown matches.

All of the players, including winners of Grand Slam titles, were allowed to continue competing.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:15 am  

Man missing from Mitcham

Police say they are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a missing 81-year-old man.

Rudolph Dixon, was last seen at 11.30am yesterday in London Road.

He is described as a black male, 5ft2ins tall, bald and of medium build.

At the time of his disappearance he was wearing a black suit with a knee length light brown coat.

He is wearing one black, one brown shoe.

Rudolph suffers from Alzheimer's and may not know his own home address.He is also diabetic and requires medication.

Officers are increasingly concerned for his wellbeing and would urge anyone with information on his whereabouts to call police on 101 or Missing People on 116000 quoting reference: 16MIS002416.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:12 am  

Harlequins continue unbeaten record in European Challenge Cup
It's round 5 of the European Rugby Challenge Cup.

The hosts, Harlequins, were hopeful of securing a home quarter-final having already won their previous four games and were the current table-toppers of Pool 3. Standing in their way was Cardiff Blues.

There was an air of excitement as snow had descended earlier in the day. The white stuff had cleared by the time The Stoop was called into action but there was a distinct bite to the air. Gloves, hats and scarves in abundance.

The ever-ready boot of Evans kicked off proceedings and the visitors earned a scrum in the second phase of play as Quins knocked on. It was dealt with quickly and the visitors pushed play into the hosts' half. Quins stole possession, earned a penalty and kicked into touch for a line-out on the opposition 22.

It was taken well; Care passed to Evans who attempted a cross-field kick, hoping to provide Yarde with an opportunity to cross the whitewash. The ball, however, was claimed by the visitors. The hosts earned a 5 metre scrum, upgraded to a penalty which Care took quickly. Cardiff, very aware of the scrum-half's lightening tactics, were ready for him.

He was tackled however Quins were allowed advantage and eventually Buchanan crossed for a try within 5 minutes of kick-off. Evans added the extra two: Harlequins 7 – 0 Cardiff Blues.

The restart was kicked long and Harlequins attempted to run from deep. There were some nervous moments as fast passing made for some close intercept opportunities. Quins, however, kept their heads and it was only a long distance pass which drifted forward that handed possession to Cardiff by means of a scrum.

Quins stole and Brown cleared. There was a good chase for the ball which failed to make it into touch however the hosts earned a penalty in the visitor's half which Evans sent even further up field for another attacking line-out inside the opposition 22. Buchanan, however, threw too long and the ball ended up in the arms of the Blues who made it all he way into Quins' 22 before the hosts got turn-over ball.

Play was halted for a review after Brown was sandwiched in what appeared to be a loose attempt at at tackle. Cardiff were warned; penalty to Quins and play resumed. Evans again placed the ball in the corner for a line-out. Gathered well, they formed a maul. Clifford, performing so well in the number 7 position, drifted from the pack and crossed for a try. Evans converted: Harlequins 14 – 9 Cardiff Blues after 13 minutes.

The visitors got the game underway and earned a scrum in the Harlequins' half. Cardiff sent the ball to the wing then back to the centre as they attempted to split the Quins' defence. They pressured the whitewash but the hosts held firm and were awarded a penalty. A kick into touch and another great take at the line by Matthews put Quins in a commanding position. The home side were, however, penalised for drifting offside, allowing the Blues to bring play back into the hosts's 22. Line-out, maul and the Blues pushed on.

Scrum to Quins who gathered quickly, kicked up field, received the ball back then ran from deep. Roberts made a strong break, offloaded to Brown who passed to Lowe under tackle. The home side worked well together. Play moved from one wing to the other and then it was time for the forwards to grab and drive, wearing down the defence. Care claimed the ball from the ruck and passed to Yarde who slipped through the tackles and over the whitewash, adding to the Quins' tally. Another solid conversion by the fly-half: Harlequins 21 – 0 Cardiff Blues after 23 minutes.

Another restart and another scrum to Cardiff. Quins were putting in the tackles, keeping the opposition pinned outside the 22. After several phases they did eventually break through, however the defence regrouped. They stole the ball, passed to Chisholm who made a break down the wing and chipped through.

A penalty was awarded to Cardiff after Roberts was deemed to have entered the ruck from the side, despite looking at the referee beforehand to check he was legal.

They kicked for a line-out in the Quins' half, gathered the ball, but the hosts stole possession and kicked long, finding touch in Cardiff's 22. The visitors secured possession and box-kicked out to safety handing the hosts a line-out still within Cardiff's territory.

It was thrown short to Robshaw who delivered the ball nicely; Care to Evans who then offloaded to Roberts. They recycled the ball well. It reached the hands of Brown who side-stepped and reached for the line. It went to the TMO (Television Match Official) who deemed it a knock-on rather than a try allowing the visitors some breathing space. Brown, too, had sensed this and was seen taking his frustration out on the turf.

Cardiff reclaimed the ball but great effort from the hosts saw turnover ball. Marler made a break for the line, then Roberts came in at speed. Nobody seemed able to break the defence on this attack. Play was halted to allow for treatment no Cardiff's no. 1 Hobbs, with Davies replacing him on the 33rd minute.

Scrum to Quins. Care fed; the ball was kept in and the scrum-half was tackled as the ball exited. It rolled forward for a Blues advantage however they chose to kick to safety. Brown gathered and launched another attack. They worked the centre, then out to the right wing. Clifford was able to gain ground but defence was quick. The Blues earned a scrum inside their own 22.

Harlequins combined as a pack and pushed on, earning a penalty from the scrum. They kicked for a line-out. Buchanan delivered. A maul was formed however Cardiff stole possession. They kicked long for territory and Chisholm ran it straight back. A penalty was awarded to the home side as Cardiff did not roll away following a tackle. Again, Quins kicked for a line-out. Marler delivered the play to Buchanan. The ball was thrown quickly and in a play straight from the training ground, the ball was sent wide, Evans chipped through for Chisholm to gather and score in the corner.

A tight angle for Evans who still came through for the team: Harlequins 28 – 0 Cardiff Blues. The all important bonus-point heading in to half-time.

Half Time at the Twickenham Stoop: Harlequins 28 – 0 Cardiff Blues

The visitors started the second half and made it into Quins' 22. They made a break along the right wing and earned a scrum after the hosts knocked-on.

Play was halted following an injury to Marler who was replaced by Lambert within the second minute of the second half.

Lambert was thrown in at the deep end, needing to perform well in the scrum just 5 metres from his own try-line. Cardiff released the ball quickly and despite a desparate tackle from Danny Care, the Blues no 13 crossed for a try and their first points of the game. Patchell converted: Harlequins 28 – 7 Cardiff Blues after 44 minutes.

The restart was kicked long and the visitors attempted to run from deep. They were then forced to kick allowing the waiting backs to charge.

Possession switched sides and the visitors made easy work getting deep into Quins' territory. Penalty to the hosts and Brown kicked long but could not find touch. The Blues came again but the hosts stole and made it back just short of the try-line. Replacement for Blues as Filise left the field; Lewis on after 47 minutes. For Quins, Matthews was replaced by Luamanu.

A line-out went to Cardiff who claimed it well; they passed quickly but the Quins defence was strong, again forcing them to kick. Another replacement for Cardiff as Cook came off for Reed.

Another line-out to Cardiff who secured ball and passed from one wing to the other. An unusual but effective tackle, pulling the shorts down, prevented Blues no 13 Allen from breaking. Yarde made a strong tackle on Lee-Lo however the centre was able to offload and kept momentum going. Another try to the visitors after 15 Dan Fish crossed the whitewash. Unconverted. Harlequins 28 – 12 Cardiff Blues after 50 minutes.

Who knows what was said to Cardiff at half-time but they came into the second half fighting. It was time for some drastic action and Harlequins made quadruple substitutions.

Easter (injured), Buchanan, Collier, and Care made way for Gray, Sinckler, Wallace, and Dickson.

Quins pushed forward. James Down had to leave the field for Cardiff – a shake of the head trying more to work out planet he was on rather than an act of refusal to leave. Down had to lean on his colleagues just to stay on his feet. Cook, who had moments earlier been replaced, rejoined the field so the no.5 could have his head injury assessment.

Play continued with a scrum to Harlequins in the opposition half. The hosts heaved well and earned a penalty.

Evans opted for the posts and added another three points: Harlequins 31 – 12 Cardiff Blues after 55 minutes. (More replacements for the Blues as Anscombe made his well anticipate return from injury in place of Scully).

The restart was kicked long; Quins gathered, box-kicked from the ruck. The Blues grubber kicked back into touch handing a line-out to Quins in their own 22.

They threw short to Lambert whose feet did not leave the ground. Another box-kick which Cardiff gathered but the chase from Quins was strong and they turned over the ball. Strides were made along the far wing until a scrum was awarded to Cardiff after the ball simply slipped from Brown's fingers.

Quins fought well in the scrum forcing Cardiff to act quicker than clearly they had wanted to.

However a penalty was awarded to the visitors as Quins did not roll away having tackled a player. Their fly-half kicked into touch for a line-out inside the hosts' 22.

They gathered and sent the ball wide. It then worked its way back into the hands of Lee-Lo who slid over the line despite a tackle from Dickson. The referee went to the TMO and replays showed he knocked on. (Dacey off, Ethan Lewis on for Cardiff).

Scrum to Quins 5 metres from their try-line. Quick work from the visitors applied pressure on the home side and they earned themselves a scrum after forcing the hosts to take the ball over the line themselves to touch down.

The ball was fed and released; Roberts made a strong tackle to end the first attack. Play was sent to the wing, then back to the centre. The forwards attempted to grab and drive before releasing the backs once more.

Advantage to Cardiff; Patchell attempted to score in the corner but Yarde unceremoniously forced him into touch. Play returned to the original infingement for not rolling away. Scrum to Cardiff.

The ball was fed and released quickly. Cardiff were not giving up but neither were the Quins' defence. The hosts were penalised for offside and Evans left the field in place of Botica after 66 minutes.

Cardiff kicked for a line-out and scrum half Williams crossed for a try; converted. Harlequins 31 – 19 Cardiff Blues with 13 minutes remaining.

The restart was again kicked long; the Blues sent it back and Yarde was penalised for holding on. Cardiff found touch in the hosts half for a line-out. They gathered and attempted to break through. They made strides on the far wing then sent it to the other wing, accidentally finding touch.

This handed a line-out to the hosts. Cardiff stole and made gains once more up the field. Again, they attacked the left wing and Brown chased but failed to make the tackle in time. Fish crossed the whitewash for an important bonus-point. Converted. Harlequins 31 – 26 Cardiff Blues with 8 minutes remaining.

Fans on both sides raised their voices as the hosts knocked-on handing a scrum to Cardiff inside the visitor's half. Quins challenged but were penalised. The visitors found touch on the half-way line. Quins stole line-out ball; grab and drove before Botica opted to kick. Cardiff returned long and chased, putting pressure on the hosts' back line. Botica again received the ball and sent it high. Cardiff ran it back but knocked-on. Sinckler received treatment on the ground as the team worked out their tactics.

The visitors piled the pressure on but Quins still came away with the ball. They took play into the 22. It was momentarily halted as officials checked a tackle on Lambert but then play was resumed with a scrum to the hosts.

They earned a penalty and Botica went for the posts. Another three points on the board brought a conclusion to the game.

Full Time at the Twickenham Stoop: Harlequins 34 – 26 Cardiff Blues

Attendance: 12,912

A strong first-half from Harlequins; spirited fight back by Cardiff Blues in the second. The hosts came away with another bonus-point win, securing a home quarter-final.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am  

Sunday, 17 January 2016

Tolworth fire - Ewell Road closed

London Fire Brigade has closed Ewell Road in Tolworth at the junction with Douglas Road while it deals with a fire.

Brigade sources have confirmed they’re in attendance, dealing with a second floor blaze.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:44 pm  

Spelthorne's MP gets grief from Labour's Dawn Butler

Spelthorne MP Kwasi Kwarteng's been criticised by Left-wing Labour MP Dawn Butler who said his selection for the safe Surrey seat was “Conservative party window dressing”.

Speaking at a socialist Fabian Society conference in London, Ms Butler said ‘The Tories are making a conscious effort to put women or African-Caribbean and Asian people into safe seats so they get represented [but] they don’t represent those people in Parliament.’

Ms Butler, who was a whip for the last Labour Government, added: ‘ Kwasi really doesn’t like talking to black people in case somebody realises he is black”

Ms Butler, MP for Brent Central, lost her Brent South seat in 2010 after being caught in the expenses scandal charging taxpayers £2,308 for a bath and allegedly claiming £37,245 for a second London home, despite having one ten miles from Westminster.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:06 pm  

Tube passengers get a nasty surprise at Heathrow

Passengers on the Piccadilly line experienced a nightmare scenario yesterday morning when doors opened on a moving train approaching Heathrow Terminal 4.

Passengers were taken off the service and the Piccadilly line’s operating with delays and some suspensions.

Transport for London said it had carried out checks which showed it was an "isolated incident".

TFL representatives met with trade unions to give them full assurance there were no wider safety issues. RMT on the other hand said it was the fifth time it had happened in recent weeks.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:37 pm  

False job advertisement in Hounslow

People in Hounslow are being warned about posters offering false information about employment.

It's after bright yellow posters in Bath Road advertising for a live-in female cleaner were removed by Hounslow Highways.

An investigation found that the number on the poster was charging callers but there was no actual job offer.

Residents are being asked to remain vigilant and report any further sightings of the posters in other areas across the borough.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

Harlequins at The Stoop

Harlequins have made three changes to their squad ahead of their clash at The Stoop in Twickenham today.

The Quinn's play Cardiff Blues today in the 5th round of the European Challenge Cup.

Among the replacements, Mat Luamanu will look to make his first European appearance after recovering from an injury.

The game kicked off at 3:15pm

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:29 pm  

Richmond council in dispute with new school

Richmond Council has found itself in dispute with the borough's newest school over it's proposed admissions policy.

The Council claim that the criteria of Turing House School means only 20% of places will go to pupils living near the permanent site in Heathfield.

It also opposes more places for pupils in 2018, fearing an 'oversupply' in the west of the Borough.

Paul Hodgins, Schools spokesman says the school is a 'positive' addition but needs a more 'fair and balanced' approach to admissions.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:19 pm  

Today marks a week since the death of David Bowie at the age of 69

Jackie’s Lucy Mayer is with his fans in Brixton.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:58 am  

Dispersal zone in place till early this evening in Tolworth, Chessington, Ewell and Epsom

A dispersal zone aimed at young people in Tolworth, Chessington, Ewell and Epsom ends at 6 o'clock tonight.

The Met and Epsom and Ewell police brought in dispersal orders for this weekend following anti-social behaviour.

The orders cover a section of Tolworth including Jubilee Way and an area nearby under Surrey police including Hogsmill Way.

It follows a robbery at knifepoint in Hogsmill Way.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:45 am  

UPDATED: Seventy firefighters fight blaze inStrand on the Green in Chiswick

Police are at the scene and the area’s cordoned off after fire broke out at offices there.

Firefighters remain at the Strand on the Green damping down remaining hot spots – at one stage 70 firefighters were there.

Ten fire Engines were called just after midnight and 12 people from homes around the building were evacuated as a precaution.

Crews from Richmond, Ealing and Kingston helped the brigade to tackle the blaze.

A London Ambulance crew treated one person for a non-fire related illness.

The cause of the fire is not yet known.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:33 am  

Police at scene of fire in offices in Chiswick

Police are at the scene and the area’s cordoned off at a fire which broke out at offices in Chiswick.

Firefighters remain at the Strand on the Green damping down remaining hot spots – at one stage 70 firefighters were there.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:11 am  

Parks in Richmond

Satisfaction with parks in Richmond is higher than ever before, according to a recent Council survey.

98% of residents asked were happy with the Borough's green spaces, up 9% on 2013 and 96% agreed they felt safe.

Environment spokeswoman Pamela Fleming says they was pleased with the 'outstanding' response but they wouldn’t be complacent about the results.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:40 am  

Funding for the Elderly and Disabled in Richmond

Home support for elderly and disabled people will receive extra funding from next year in Richmond.

More than £7 million extra will be provided per year for Help to Live at Home Service with the aim of also reducing bed blocking in hospitals.

Spokesman for Adults' Services David Marlow says the service will focus on the person and help the elderly and disabled regain independence.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:30 am  

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