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Saturday, 30 January 2016

Two further men arrested in connection with murder in South Norwood

Detectives arrested two further men in connection with the murder of David Darko in South Norwood today.

A 19 year-old man was held on suspicion of murder and a 22-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.

The latest arrests come after 19-year-old Joshua Asante appeared at Camberwell Magistrates’ Court charged with David’s murder.

A 22-year-old man arrested on Thursday on suspicion of assisting an offender has been bailed pending further enquires.

The 21 year-old was fatally stabbed at the South Norwood Recreational Ground last Saturday evening. 
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:29 pm  

Plane makes emergency landing at Heathrow Airport

A British Airways pilot has been praised following an emergency landing at Heathrow after "technical problems" during a transatlantic flight.
Heathrow Airport has apologised to passengers as the plane stuck on the runway caused delays to other flights.
The plane was 2-hours into its journey from from London to Chicago. 
It's thought the plane landed on three sets of wheels instead of five.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:18 pm  

A 45 year old man was shot with a BB gun during an attempted robbery in New Malden

A New Malden shopkeeper was shot with a BB gun and hit with a metal bar after challenging a man during an attempted robbery.

Police were called to Cashino Gaming on the High Street at 8.20am this morning following reports of an armed robbery.

The 45-year-old man challenged the suspect and was shot by three pellets before he was then attacked with a metal bar – he was taken to hospital for minor injuries.

The suspect then fled the scene with nothing.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:31 pm  

One man arrested following an incident in Raynes Park

A woman was injured after a fight involving “at least two men” at Raynes Park station last night.

Police were called to the station just before midnight, a women aged in her 30s, was found with injuries.

One man was arrested following the incident.

The victim is not believed to have sustained serious injuries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:12 pm  

Surrey's budget plans criticised.

Councillors have criticised the ruling Tory group on Surrey County Council for its budget proposals.

The proposals show a funding gap of forty six million pounds – twenty million of which was not foreseen.

Leader of the Opposition Nick Harrison says the council in a truly serious position and there is already an aggressive savings plan in hand.

Independent councillor Nikki Barton says she fears that children’s centres, libraries and youth services could face cuts.

The budget meeting for Surrey is due to be held on Tuesday the 9th of February.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:51 pm  

Sunbury to get a spruce-up.
Sunbury is to get a bit of a spruce up as part of a country wide clean up in honour of the Queen’s 90th birthday.

The Flood Volunteers will be out on the 5th March to tidy the streets.

More helpers are welcome to join them. They’re meeting at the Sunbury Library at 10.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:17 pm  

Carshalton MP Tom Brake backs better investment in Wandle Valley Regional Park

The MP for Carshalton and Wallington, Tom Brake, is pressing the government to allow authorities to invest in parks of their choice.

Tom claims that it is “no longer rational” for some London boroughs to subsidise the Lee Valley Regional Park and that many of his constituents have never been, although they are currently forced to pay for it.

He says that money would be better spent investing in the Wandle Valley Regional Park which runs partly through Sutton.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:07 pm  

Sutton Police highlighted the 'Stranger Danger' message.

Police officers have highlighted the importance of children saying no to strangers during an assembly at Robin Hood Junior School in Sutton.

On Thursday, kids were told that police are there to help and keep them safe and can be contacted on 999 in an emergency.

A police presence on the High Street to deter criminals and - to reunite lost children with their parents was also discussed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:52 am  

Attempted robbery in New Malden
A man's been taken to hospital after what police have described as a violent attempted robbery in New Malden.

Cashino Gaming on the High Street was set upon just after 8am.

The man's injuries are not thought to be serious - although he was said to have faced violence during the attempt.

A Met police spokesperson has said it as a serious incident.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:33 am  

Work set to begin on new school in Woking

Work is set to begin on a new school in Woking next month.

The state-funded Hoe Valley secondary school will feature modern teaching facilities as well as leisure resources for the community.

The ground preparation works are expected to be completed by early March.

The Secretary of State has given permission for building on green belt land, which will involve the removal of trees on Egley Road in Mayford.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:29 am  

Ukraininan arrested in Battersea over murder and people-smuggling
A Ukrainian man suspected of murder and people smuggling into the UK has been arrested in Battersea.

33 year old Marian Shkirko has been detained in a joint operation between UK and Belgian police.

He is suspected of having a lead role in smuggling people via Belgium.

He‘s been questioned over the use of complicit drivers and false documentation.

Mr Shkirko will appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court today where extradition proceedings will begin.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:23 am  

Lonely older men to be helped by Sutton Sutton Safer Policing
A month long initiative to tackle loneliness in older men was launched by Sutton South Hello this week.

The ‘Men Allowed’ project encourages retired men to socialise by participating in various actives instead of watching TV home alone.

Meetings will take place on the last Wednesday of every month at Christ Church Hall between 2-4pm.

The venture is supported by Sutton South safer policing.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:18 am  

Cyclist still sought in Hayes murder

A man who gave instructions to the London Ambulance Service after the murder of Harjit Singh Dulai in Hayes is still being sought by police.

He rode a bike through nearby Rosedale Park off Albion Road around 6.40 pm last Wednesday evening.

Five men have been arrested.

Anyone with information is asked to call the incident room on 020 8785 8099, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or at
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:13 am  

Weybridge tennis coach says new star has the right approach

A tennis coach from Weybridge who worked with Johanna Konta in 2010 has labelled her a ‘great role model’ for younger players.

Justin Sherring from the Weybridge Tennis Academy says her approach to the game propelled her to where she is.

Konta reached the semi-final of the Australian Open earlier this week and Sherring says young players can learn a lot from her attitude.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:16 am  

Detectives release description of suspects in Englefield Green assault
The investigation continues into an allegation of an attempted sexual assault on a woman in Englefield Green earlier this month.

Officers were called to the area near to Princess Court in Bond Street after a woman in her 30s said three men attempted to sexually assault her in a car park.

Police have carried out house-to-house enquiries and analysis of CCTV footage and forensic examinations are ongoing.

Detectives are now able to release a description of the three suspects.

The first man is white, with short brown hair and a cut to the lower lip and was wearing a zip-up hooded top.

The other two men are white and were wearing baseball caps with dark clothing.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:23 am  

Egham students show words make a difference
Students of politics and international relations at Royal Holloway University in Egham found that how you describe someone can influence your opinion.

The research came after David Cameron was accused of using inflammatory language when he described people as a ‘bunch of migrants’.

The students carried out an online survey experiment where people were asked ‘Do you agree or disagree that Britain should allow more migrants or refugees from Syria?’

Of more than 18 hundred respondents, more strongly agreed that refugees should be allowed entry – on 23% – compared to 17% who strongly agreed in favour of migrants.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:18 am  

Burglar targets elderly Norbury couple

Croydon Police are appealing for information after a burglary at the home of an elderly couple in Norbury.

The 87 year old man had been visiting his wife in hospital on Saturday, the 16th January, but found that things had been moved when he returned home.

The thief took sentimental jewellery including the engagement ring the victim gave to his wife 60 years ago and a gold pendant.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:41 am  

Friday, 29 January 2016

Man pleads guilty to causing death by careless driving following a crash in Sunbury

A man has appeared in court, after he caused a death on the M3 near Sunbury in 2014.

58-year old Paul Jeffree pleaded not guilty to causing the death of 18-year old Charlotte Riches by dangerous driving.

She died when his Vauxhall Zafira crashed into the rear of her Toyota IQ2 in queuing traffic on the northbound carriageway.

The jury has been dismissed, after they failed to reach a verdict.

Jeffree has pleaded guilty to causing death by careless or inconsiderate driving and will be sentenced in April.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:21 pm  

Mo Farah has beaten the likes of David Beckham and Sir Steve Redgrave and been named the sporting hero Londoners are most proud of

The distance runner, who trained for 10 years at St Mary’s in Twickenham, won 27% of the poll conducted by Sport Relief.

Andy Murray won the award in Scotland where Mo Farah came third.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:38 pm  

A 37-year-old man from Mitcham will appear at the Old Bailey next month accused of stabbing to death a university lecturer in Morden

Mark Loveridge failed to appear via video link at Bromley Magistrates’ Court this morning, but his lawyer said she understood the charges on his behalf.

30 year-old Daniel Young (pictured), originally from Devon, was stabbed in a random attack in Kendor Gardens near Morden Tube station on his way to work on the 19th of January.

The former Hotel Antoinette manager had only been at his new job as a lecturer in the city for two days.

Loveridge was also charged with grievous bodily harm inflicted on a 23-year-old man stabbed nearby around 30 minutes earlier.

Detectives have been appealing for witnesses since his death and anyone with information is urged to call the incident room on 020 8721 4961 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:05 pm  

Brixton cult leader jailed

A cult leader who used violence, including rape, to control women he'd held captive has been sentenced to 23 years in prison.

75-year-old Aravindan Balakrishnan was found guilty of a string of sex assaults at the end of last year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:01 pm  

Prince Harry has paid tribute to Henry Worsley

The explorer from Fulham died while trying to become the first person to cross the Antarctic unaided.

His mission was to raise money for the Endeavour Fund, which helps wounded servicemen and women.

The Prince was speaking at the start of the UK trials for the Invictus Games in Bath.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:48 pm  

There are fears the so called “Cat Killer” of Croydon could have struck in Tooting and Mitcham

It’s feared as many as 50 animals have fallen victim over the past 18 months, as well as a fox, rabbit and dog.

Animal welfare campaign group Peta has offered a £5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the culprit.

The advice is to keep your cats in at night and monitor them during the day as well.

Stacey, who lives in Sutton, fears her animals may have also become a victim.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:54 pm  

London's first driverless cars based on Heathrow Shuttle pods

Shuttle pods used at Heathrow Airport will be modified to become the first driverless vehicles to be tested on London roads.

The small automated train carriages currently used at Heathrow Terminal 5 will be developed to work without tracks.

This summer the vehicles will be used in trials of driverless cars in Greenwich as part of the Gateway project led by TRL.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:15 pm  

Police appeal from information after a stolen car was found in Morden

Officers from Sutton put out a tweet on Thursday about a van they found parked in Bolton Drive, in Morden.

The vehicle was involved in an earlier police pursuit after failing to stop in nearby Middleton Road.

No suspects were found after a search of the area.

It emerged that the van was stolen from the Redbridge area in July 2015.

If you have any information contact Sutton Police station on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:13 pm  

Man due in court charged with murder in Morden

A Thirty-seven-year-old man from Mitcham charged with murder of a university lecturer in Modern is due in court this morning.

Thirty-year-old Daniel young was stabbed in a random attack in Kendor Gardens on the 19th of January – whilst on his way to work.

Mark Loveridge has also been charged with causing grievous bodily harm to a 23-year-old man stabbed on the same morning.

He’s due to appear in Bromley Magistrates court via video link.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:04 am  

A couple from Hammersmith have lost a landmark legal challenge at the High Court

Charles Keidan and Rebecca Steinfeld launched a legal fight at The High Court to allow heterosexual couples the right to enter into a civil partnership.

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

They have been told they can appeal the decision though.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:01 am  


The England rugby squad is holding a public training session at Twickenham stadium today.

Hundreds of schoolchildren are amongst the fans that have turned out to watch ahead of the start of the 6 Nations tournament next month.

New coach Eddie Jones says he is looking to re-build the team following England’s early knock out at last year’s World Cup.

Twitpics: @TheBigMark2006 @EmmaThurston23 @EnglandRugby
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:55 am  

It seems Ben Haenow has followed in the footsteps of X Factor winners Steve Brookstein, Leon Jackson and James Arthur

The van driver from Croydon has been dropped by Simon Cowell’s record label.

He won the 11th series of the TV show in 2014, and his debut song charted at number 1.

However, his last single last year with Kelly Clarkson, failed to make the top 20, and dropped out of the charts after only 7 weeks.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:49 am  

Thursday, 28 January 2016

Cheeky Merc driver in Houslow

One cheeky driver wasn’t phased when he was stopped while driving his white Mercedes convertible - without insurance.

The driver when brought to a halt on Hanworth Road tried to get on the phone and line up some cover.

The Met police in Hounslow tweeted his brazen reaction to being waved down.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:12 pm  

Man charged with murder of university lecturer in Morden

A 37 year-old man's been charged with murdering a university lecturer, who was attacked on his way to work in Morden.

Daniel Young was stabbed in a park near Morden Underground Station earlier this month.

Mark Loveridge from Borough Road will appear in court tomorrow.

He'll appear via virtual court at Bromley Magistrates Court.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:54 pm  

5th man arrested in connection with the death of Harjit Singh Dulai

A fifth man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after the death in Hayes of 44 year old Harjit Singh Dulai.

He was attacked near Rosedale Park tennis courts last night at around 6.40. He died in hospital.

Four men had already been arrested on suspicion of murder.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:46 pm  

Collapsed manhole cover causes hours of delays for commuters on M25

There are currently severe delays and two lanes are closed due to emergency repairs anticlockwise at J9 for Leatherhead, with tailbacks for 16 miles.

The cover was discovered at 9am.

The works are expected to continue for most of the rush hour.

Stay tuned to Jackie for the latest or follow our travel team on Twitter @Jackie_Travel
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:59 pm  

Britain's most divided town has been revealed as Boston in Lincolnshire

It was rated worst for integration in new analysis by think-tank Policy Exchange.

One in six of the 65,000 population is foreign-born.

Meanwhile, Esher comes 10th on the table for most integrated towns in the country; Amersham in Buckinghamshire was number 1.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:57 pm  

Ashford and St Peter’s hospitals are one step closer to merging with Royal Surrey County

Both trust boards have today approved the proposed business and financial plans for the merger.

The next step is a detailed assessment by health watchdog Monitor.

The earliest start date for the merger would be the summer.

A number of public meetings are being held across the area to discuss plans with residents and patients, details as follows:

Tuesday 2nd February
Byfleet Village Hall
54 High Road, Byfleet
KT14 7QL
6.30 – 8.00 pm

Monday 8th February
Cranleigh Village Hall,
Village Way,
7.00 – 8.30 pm

Monday 15th February
Haslewey Community Centre,
Lion Green,
GU27 1LD
7.00 – 8.30 pm

Wednesday 17th February
Education Centre,
Ashford Hospital,
London Rd, Ashford
6.30 – 8.00 pm

Tuesday 23rd February
Dorking Christian Centre,
Church Street,
7.00 – 8.30 pm

Wednesday 2nd March
St James Church Hall,
KT13 8DN
6.00 – 7.30 pm

Thursday 17th March
Chiddingfold Village Hall
Coxcombe Lane
6.30 – 8.00 pm

Monday 21st March
Bramley Village Hall,
Hall Road, Bramley
7.00 – 8.30 pm

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:34 pm  

Video tugs on heartstrings at young carers project re-launch

A powerful animated video about the challenges faced by young carers has been launched by Hounslow Council this week.

Called ‘My day’, it follows a day in the life of a young girl who cares for her disabled mum.

The video will form the central part of a new awareness raising campaign, which aims to help young carers recognise that they can receive help and support, and to encourage more conversations about the challenging situations they face on a daily basis.

The young carers project has been re-launched to mark National Young Carers Awareness Day today, with improved access to support services for children aged 5 to 18 and young people with extra needs up to the age of 25.

With weekly drop-in sessions at the Southville Community Centre in Feltham, the project offers many services including advice, homework support, outings and a break from home.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:22 pm  

Do you recognise the men in these CCTV images?

Police are asking for help from members of the public to identify the men in these CCTV images.

They want to speak with them in connection with the theft of a hoverboard at a fast food restaurant in Ashford.

The owner of the board was with a group of friends at McDonald's in London Road on Saturday, between 10.30pm and 11pm, when the board was stolen from him.

Anyone with information which could help identify those in the CCTV is asked to call Surrey Police on 101 quoting reference 45160006326.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:21 pm  

A 14 year old girl has been detained for four months after attacking an 87 year old woman on a bus in Croydon

The teenager, who cannot be named for legal reasons, admitted hitting Marion Endecott in the face on the 166 bus last October.

The judge said the attack could have killed her, and has left her in constant fear.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:59 pm  

UPDATED: Hayes murder victim named

A murder investigation has been launched after a man was stabbed to death in Hayes.

Police were called at around 6.40pm yesterday, by the London Ambulance Service (LAS), to reports of a man stabbed by the tennis courts in Rosedale Park, off Albion Road.

Officers found the 44-year-old man - he was later pronounced dead at in hospital at around 8.30pm.

Although formal identification is yet to take place, he has been named as Harjit Singh Dulai from Uxbridge.

Next of kin has been informed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:44 pm  

New figures show the number of suicides in prisons continues to rise

89 people took their lives behind bars last year including three inmates at Wandsworth.

According to the Howard League for Penal Reform, suicide rates have risen by 46% over the past three years.

They say it highlights the struggle prisons face to cope with overcrowding and staff cuts.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:28 pm  

Victims of burglary can be three times less likely to have their case solved depending on where they live

That's according to a report by Churchill Home Insurance.

An average of just over 12% of burglaries in England and Wales were solved in the year ending March 2014.

Surrey had the third lowest rate of solved burglaries at just under 9% with only Sussex and Wiltshire seeing slightly worse figures.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:27 pm  

Today is #YCAD

Young Carers Awareness Day is a national day of recognition for the 700,000 young carers in the UK who work around the clock providing care and support to family and friends.

Young carers are children and young people under 18 years old who provide unpaid care to a family member who is physically or mentally ill, disabled or misuses substances.

In Surrey, there are roughly 14,000 young carers under the age of 18.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:50 pm  

A man has been stabbed to death near Rosedale Park tennis courts in Hayes

The victim, thought to be in his 40s, was attacked last night at around 6.40. He died in hospital.

Four men have been arrested on suspicion of murder.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:10 pm  

Southern and Thameslink Rail services urged to pay compensation

Carshalton and Wallington’s MP is urging the government to put more pressure on Southern and Thameslink Rail services.

Tom Brake wants failing rail services to pay compensation to passengers for shorter service delays.

He’s calling on the government to reduce the time for Delay Repay from 30 minutes to 15 minutes, and a 100% compensation given for delays of 30 minutes or more.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:08 pm  

An unclaimed EuroMillions lottery ticket brought in Kingston has been redeemed

A EuroMillions lottery ticket worth more than £233,000, bought in Kingston, has finally been redeemed.

The mystery winner has won a life changing amount after matching five numbers in a EuroMillions draw in October 2015.

The ticket remained unclaimed until recently.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:27 pm  

Police to investigate unsolved crimes after Levi Bellfield admits killing Walton schoolgirl Milly Dowler

A number of unsolved crimes are being reviewed by police, after serial-killer Levi Bellfield admitted to the murder of Walton schoolgirl Milly Dowler for the first time.

He was jailed for life in 2011 for the murders of Marshal McDonnell in Hampton, Amelie Delagrange in Twickenham, and the attempted murder of Kate Sheedy in a hit and run in Isleworth.

But he only confessed to Milly's murder, while being asked about a possible accomplice yesterday.

The Met Police has confirmed it's speaking to other forces about new information relating to criminal investigations.

Surrey Police has issued this statement.

Detectives from the Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team have arrested and released a man in his 40s in relation to allegations of rape and assisting an offender.

The arrest was made following new information regarding an accomplice being involved with Levi Bellfield (who now calls himself Yusuf Rahim) in the abduction and rape, but not murder of Milly Dowler.

Police have thoroughly investigated this claim and as the final part of their inquiries made the arrest.

The man arrested has subsequently been released with no further action as no evidence has been found to support the allegations.

When questioned about the murders by Surrey Police, Bellfield constantly replied no comment.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:41 am  

Independent home-grown productions were embraced by UK audiences in 2015

According to the BFI, a wide range of titles achieved a market share at the UK box office of 11% – the third highest since records began.

Eight independent titles took over £5 million in 2015.

They were led by Legend, starring Tom Hardy as both Kray twins.

Filmed partly at Surrey County Hall in Kingston, it was the year’s highest grossing independent with £18.4 million.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:39 am  

Adam's Walk in Kingston was closed yesterday due to reaction to "dodgy drugs"

Adam’s Walk in Kingston town centre was closed and three men were taken to hospital yesterday after what officers believe was a reaction to "dodgy drugs".

London Ambulance crews were called to reports to four people unconscious and fitting.

The Met Police confirmed however that no other members of the public were involved or at risk.

Twitpic : @MPSKingstonTnC
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:46 am  

Mystery train driver in Streatham hosts quiz to cheer up commuters!

A train driver has thought of a different way to cheer up commuters in the morning - by conducting a live Quiz!

On the Southern Route between Streatham and West Norwood, the mystery driver gave rounds of questions which people could answer on Twitter.

He even inspired a hashtag yesterday, #timetunneltrain, after he gave his passengers a trivia quiz over the tannoy system.

He even sung the music round.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:45 am  

Police in Stanwell look for culprit of offensive graffiti

Officers in Spelthorne are urging members of the public to call in with information following a spate of graffiti in and around Stanwell.

Over the last few months officers have seen offensive graffiti and stickers on lamp posts, sign posts and bus stops.

The graffiti appears to be in the same black marker pen with the same handwriting

It’s appeared along London Road and a number of roads off the A30 as well as in Staines High Street.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:43 am  

Pupil at Woking school suddenly dies.

A school in Woking has expressed their deep sadness after the sudden death of a pupil.

Emergency services were called to Gordon's School in Bagshot Road at around 6pm on Monday but sadly the boy died.

A spokesman for the school said their thoughts and prayers are with the family as the school continues to support them at this difficult time.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:39 am  

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Man jailed for murdering Walton schoolgirl Milly Dowler confesses.

The man jailed for murdering the schoolgirl Milly Dowler has finally admitted to police that he DID kill her.

Milly went missing in 2002 on her way home from school in Walton

Levi Bellfield was found guilty of her murder nine years later.

It's after police visited him in prison after re-opening the investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:27 pm  

LA bound flight forced to return to Heathrow

A flight bound for the States was forced to return to Heathrow today after a number of cabin crew fell ill on board.

Some passengers are also believed to have fainted on board the American Airlines flight.

The Boeing 777-300 was flying over Iceland, about four hours into the 12 hour flight, when the decision was made to return.

Passengers had their luggage checked upon return to Heathrow before being allowed to fly again just after 5pm.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:33 pm  

Croydon restaurant fined £8,000 after 200 diners fall ill

An Indian restaurant in Croydon has been ordered to pay £8000 after 200 partygoers at a religious ceremony fell ill after eating there.

The event’s organisers contacted the Council’s environmental health department after hundreds fell ill after the event at Spiceland restaurant.

Officers visited the premises and found the kitchen walls, ceiling and floor to be dirty and staff not washing their hands while handling food.

Owner Sivapathasundaram Premanathan admitted a string of hygiene offences in the company’s name and was issued with the fine.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:18 pm  

Serial killer admits killing Walton schoolgirl Milly Dowler for the first time

Serial killer Levi Bellfield has admitted abducting, raping and killing Walton schoolgirl Milly Dowler for the first time.

He made the admission as Police investigated whether he had an accomplice – a man in his 40’s was arrested and released without charge.

Surrey Police said there was no evidence to support the allegation.

Bellfield is currently serving a whole life sentence for abducting and killing the 13-year-old who was on her way home from school.

He was also found guilty of the murder of Marsha McDonnell in Hampton and French student Amelie Delagrange on Twickenham Green.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:53 pm  

Ex-Chelsea left back heads to the USA

Former England international Ashley Cole has joined LA Galaxy.

The ex-Chelsea and Arsenal left-back was recently released from his contract by Roma.

Cole joins his old England captain Steven Gerrard at the Major League Soccer club, as well as Republic of Ireland striker Robbie Keane.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:25 pm  

Men collapse on a street in Kingston

Four men have been taken to hospital after being found collapsed on a street in Kingston.

Ambulance crews were called to Adams Walk around 3 o'clock this afternoon.

Police say it’s believed the men had taken drugs and investigations are on- going.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:38 pm  

Ramires leaves Chelsea

Ramires has left Chelsea to join Chinese side Jiangsu Suning on a permanent deal.

The Brazilian midfielder spent five-and-a-half-years at Stamford Bridge.

He helped Chelsea win several honours while at the club, including the Premier League, Champions League and the FA Cup.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:34 pm  

Raid Wimbledon

Three people are appearing in court in Wimbledon later after police uncovered a machine gun, ammunition and drugs in north London.

The men, who're in their twenties, are all charged with conspiracy to supply cocaine.

One's also accused of possessing a 'Scorpion' machine gun, ammo, and a stun gun after an operation in Crouch End yesterday.

They're appearing at Wimbledon Magistrates' Court later.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:39 pm  

Police in Croydon are appealing for help to find a missing 30-year-old man

Steven Sailes was last seen at 2.20pm yesterday in the West Croydon and Thornton Heath areas.

He is a white male, 5ft 6ins tall of slim build with short dark hair.

Steven is known to frequent Thornton Heath, Mitcham and Redhill.

At the time of his disappearance he was wearing grey tracksuit bottoms, a grey and blue tracksuit top and a blue t-shirt. He has a tattoo on the left side of his neck with the initials 'MFC'.

There are concerns for Steven’s health as he does require medical treatment.

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, reference 16MIS003702

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:59 pm  

Inquest concludes into death of Chiswick Car Lady

An inquest into the death of a homeless woman known as the Car Lady of Chiswick heard she was crushed after accidentally walking into the path of a lorry.

78 year-old classically-trained musician Anne Naysmith, was a well-known figure; living in a dilapidated blue Ford Consul for more than 26 years.

She was killed when she stepped off a bus and into the path of a lorry in the early hours of February the 10th last year.

Ms Naysmith was dressed all in black and Polish HGV driver Lukasz Cimoch had 'little time' to react when she attempted to cross Chiswick High Road.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:31 pm  

Elderly man missing from Croydon

Police are appealing for information to help trace an elderly man missing from Croydon.

71 year old Michael Jenner left Croydon University Hospital yesterday at around 2pm.

Michael is white, approximately 5ft 8 and of medium build with dark hair and a beard.

He has a tattoo on his arm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:52 pm  

Drug for ovarian cancer is released

A drug to treat women with an aggressive form of ovarian cancer is being made available on the NHS in England for the first time.

Olaparib will be offered to those with a BRCA gene mutation - which increases the risk.

Julie Balkwill from Sutton is convinced she wouldn’t be alive today without the drug – she’s been taking it since 2007, when she was involved in a trial.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:40 pm  

Fire in Tooting

Four fire engines have attended a fire at a hospital office building in Tooting early this morning.

Part of the block in Glenburnie Road was damaged by the blaze which was alight before 5.30am.

There were no reports of any injuries and the cause of the fire is under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:52 am  

Sutton continues it's crackdown on Blue Badge fraud

Sutton Council's crackdown on Blue Badge fraudsters continues with two more drivers convicted.

42 year old Trevor Allan, and Craig Kennett, aged 31, pleaded guilty yesterday, to parking in disabled bays in Lodge Place, when the Badge Holder wasn’t present.

Both men apologised for misusing the parking entitlement – which is only to be used by or for, the disabled person when that person is present.

Sutton is one of London's most proactive boroughs in protecting parking spaces for those with permanent or severe mobility problems.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:37 am  

Why the Tooting MP is no 'patsy'

David Cameron has urged Londoners not to elect Labour's Sadiq Khan as their next mayor.

He claims voting for the Tooting MP means people in the capital will become "lab rats" for party leader Jeremy Corbyn's economic experiments.

But Mr Khan said he was "no patsy" to Mr Corbyn and would stand up to him.

It is a hundred days until London elects a new mayor to succeed Boris Johnson, who’s stepping down after eight years.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:12 am  

Holocaust Memorial Day marked in Kingston

Today is Holocaust Memorial Day.

The annual event remembers the millions killed under the Nazi regime - it also marks the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest death camp.

The theme of this year’s memorial day is ‘Don’t Stand By.’

Marianne, a member of Kingston Orthodox Synagogue says youngsters can take a stand against persecution today.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:56 am  

Chiswick’s Lifeboat station was the second busiest of the country’s 237 stations last year

It launched 227 times, rescuing 135 people.

The new figures, launched by the charity today, show 245 people were saved from drowning in the Thames last year.

Tower, near Waterloo Bridge, remains the country’s busiest lifeboat station, launching over 450 times.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am  

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

2015 becomes record breaking year for new businesses in Surrey
New figures from Inform Direct have revealed that 2015 was a record breaking year for new businesses in Surrey.

The statistics show there were more companies registered in Surrey than any previous year, representing a 1.4% growth.

12,014 new companies were formed in the county in 2015, up from 11,843 the year before, meaning there’s now a record number of firms in the region.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:06 pm  

Do you know the owner of a drone that crash landed in an Addlestone garden?

The owner of a drone that crash landed in Addlestone yesterday is sought after by Surrey police.

The red, white and blue Syma drone was found in the back garden of an address in Princess Mary’s road at around 4pm.

Officers have carried out a number of enquiries to try and reunite the owner with the property but have had no luck.

If you have any information about whose drone it could be, you are urged to contact Surrey Police.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:05 pm  

Third person arrested by detectives investigating Daniel Young murder in Mordn

Detectives investing the murder of Daniel Young in Morden made another arrest this afternoon - the third since the incident happened.

The 37 year old man was arrested on suspicion of murder and has been taken to a South London police station where he remains.

Daniel was stabbed whilst he was walking through Kendor Gardens on his way to work, on Tuesday the 19th of January. He died at the scene.

Enquiries are on-going.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:43 pm  

Police are appealing for information to find a cyclist who went missing after an accident involving a car in Hounslow

Officers were called to reports of a car colliding first with a bicycle and then a pedestrian in Staines Road just before 9 this morning.

The man on foot, who’s in his 50s, sustained leg injuries and was taken to hospital where he remains in a serious but stable condition.

The cyclist was also injured and police are looking for him as a matter of urgency.

He’s described as Asian, has a beard and was wearing a beanie hat and navy jacket.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:07 pm  

Surrey County Council has launched a last minute bid to secure extra government funding

It’s after Whitehall slashed its grant for 2016 by nearly £50 million.

With growing demand for services, the county’s Cabinet is proposing councillors increase council tax by 3.9%.

But the council says it’s concerned that without a rethink by ministers residents will only see their services reduced further.

The county council is calling on ministers to provide it with an extra £20 million of funding this year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:52 pm  

The UK’s busiest ambulance service is preparing to return to Australia to recruit over 150 paramedics

Around 280 paramedics from Oz have already joined the London Ambulance Service since recruitment began overseas in 2014.

A further 270 will begin their training between now and March.

But, LAS has also implemented a number of new initiatives to incentivise UK born paramedics.

They include the building of a new education academy for ambulance crews.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:51 pm  

Police release images of a man after bank card theft in Banstead

Police have released a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to in connection with the theft of bank cards taken in Banstead.

Last Wednesday the victim, a woman in her 80s, received a phone call from a man saying that he worked for her bank and that her cards needed replacing with new contactless cards.

He asked the victim to place the cards in a white envelope and to print her name and sign the front.

While she was on the phone another man arrived at the victim’s home to collect the cards.

They were then fraudulently used in Banstead High Street both at cash points and in shops to the value of around £2,500.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:21 am  

Man is sentenced after assaults in Wallington pub

A man who attacked a woman and a man at a pub in Wallington has been sentenced to 16 months in prison.

52-year-old Lawrence Francis had been drinking in the Melbourne for some hours one day last July when he hit the woman with a glass which shattered.

The blow caused her to fall to the floor and she suffered a 2in gash to the left side of her face as well as a cut to her knee.

Francis then punched and kicked a man who came over to help her. Both victims required stitches to wounds which will leave permanent scars.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:15 am  

UPDATED: Two schools in Merton evacuated after hoax

Children at two schools in Merton were evacuated earlier after what's being described as a a malicious bomb threat.

Pupils at Ricard’s Lodge in Wimbledon and Raynes Park High left their classrooms as a precaution just after lessons began at around 9.30am.

Police say they have given the all clear, and it was a "malicious communication."

Four schools in the capital were targeted by the hoax report.

The others in London were believed to be in West and South East London.

Meanwhile, in Birmingham, six schools were evacuated after a similar threat, and four in Cornwall.

It's also reported that six schools in Paris have been evacuated.

Police said they have finished making checks of the schools.

Raynes Park High issued this statement to thank pupils for their diligence via Twitter.

This mum, whose son attends Raynes Park High, says although the teachers did brilliantly, there should have been better procedures in place for the youngsters.

All pupils have been sent home for the day, but pupils in Merton have been told they can return tomorrow.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:52 am  

Dixons to roll out new superstores

Dixons Carphone says it's shutting more than 130 stores under plans to roll out new electrical superstores over the next year and a half.

The store, which has branches in Surbiton and Kingston, says it'll relocate staff to new shops combining PC World, Curry’s and Carphone Warehouse under one roof.

Meanwhile the group announced a "strong" performance over Christmas.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:16 am  

Lambeth police seize ammunition and firearm

Lambeth police have recovered a firearm and ammunition after an intelligence-led raid.

Yesterday officers forced entry to an address in Brixton Road and discovered a pistol and bullets inside a locked safe.

A 53-year-old man was arrested and he remains in custody at a South London police station.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:41 am  

Police release CCTV images in Morden murder investigation

Police investigating the murder of a university lecturer in Morden have released CCTV footage of his walk to work.

30 year old Daniel Young was stabbed in Kendor Gardens on his way to work last Tuesday morning.

In the short clip, Daniel can be seen walking along Dorset Road wearing a suit and carrying his laptop and a bag over his shoulder.

Officers would be interested to speak to anyone who was in the area around the time of the murder who has a recording device, or who may have private CCTV.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:18 am  

Post Office in Tolworth re-opens

Tolworth Post Office will re-open later after a refit.

It will now stay open for longer from 8am-6pm from Monday-Saturday.

It re-opens at 2pm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:21 am  

Nominations open for this years Mayor Community Awards in Kingston.

The nominations have opened for this year's Mayor's Community Awards.

It aims to recognise those who have given up their own time to help others within the Kingston Community.

The deadline for nominations is on the 18th February.

Roy Arora is the Mayor of Kingston and said the awards are a great way to thank those who have devoted time and effort to the community.

To nominate someone for the Mayor’s Award, visit the Mayor’s Community Award webpage. The deadline for nominations is 10am, Thursday 18 February 2016.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:12 am  

Monday, 25 January 2016

Epsom assault on a teenager- do you know this man?

East Surrey police have released an image of a man they’d like to trace after an assault on a teenager in Epsom.

The offence occurred on Monday 16th November between 3pm and 4.10pm on Station Avenue.

It was reported that a man made abusive remarks to the teenage victim before physically assaulting him.

Anyone who recognises the man in the image is urged to contact Surrey Police.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:37 pm  

Burpham supermarket theft - do you recognise this man?

Surrey Police have released CCTV footage of a man they would like to speak to in connection with the theft of a purse from an elderly woman in Burpham.

The incident took place around 11.15am on the 2nd of December, whilst the 85 year old victim was shopping in the Aldi supermarket on London Road.

Details have only just been released.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:07 pm  

The verdicts are in for #PlaneStupid protesters

13 people have been found guilty of aggravated trespass and entering a security restricted area after staging a protest on Heathrow’s north runway.

The activists from the group ‘Plane Stupid’ took the action last July to demonstrate against emissions from aircraft.

Following a two week trial, all 13 were found guilty this afternoon.

The protesters made their way onto the north runway by cutting through a perimeter fence line.

They then built a metal tripod structure and locked themselves to it.

Sentencing has been adjourned until next month, although the judge says custodial sentences can be expected.

Ellen Gibson with the campaign group, describes the moment the verdicts came in.

Superintendent Andy Jones, from the Met's Aviation Policing, said:

"While it is the role of the police to facilitate peaceful protest it is also our role to uphold the law and to allow businesses and the public to go about their lawful business.

When protesters encroach into the airside environment they not only cause major disruption but also significant danger to themselves and aircraft.

These convictions send out a clear message that such behaviour will not be tolerated."

Sentencing takes place on Wednesday, the 24th of February.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:43 pm  

A 15 year old has had his hoverboard stolen as he enjoyed a meal at McDonald’s in Ashford

The theft happened on Saturday evening at the outlet in London Road sometime between 10.30 and 11pm.

The owner of the board was with a group of three friends who were eating their meal upstairs.

One of the group was using the hover board when two youths came up the stairs.

The first is described as being of a North African appearance, aged between 18 and 19 years-old with a long beard.

The second suspect is described as an Asian teenager, aged around 15 to 16-years-old and of skinny build.

He was wearing a grey tracksuit with the hood tied up slightly over his face.

The pair left the floor and minutes later the second suspect returned with a further larger youth, who was around 6ft tall and wearing a maroon tracksuit with a red beanie hat.

This third suspect asked to have a go on the hover board and when this was refused, he made veiled threats and demanded it was handed over.

He made off with the white hover board which has black foot pads and is valued at £300.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:48 pm  

A mouse infestation has landed Kingston’s 99p store with a fine of over £169,000

The discount store in Wheatfield Way was found to have a strong smell of urine, as well as a dirty kitchen and excessive temperatures.

The owner, 99p Store Limited, was found guilty of 13 offences altogether, which also related to a shop in Ealing.

The total fine to the company was £416,114.

Croydon Council also took the store to court earlier this month, after it failed to act on notices handed out. It was fined £154,000

Poundland has since purchased the stores.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:44 pm  

Accident closes part of the Bath Road

The Bath Road in Hounslow was partly blocked off earlier after police found a vehicle stranded on the central reservation, after what appeared to be a minor accident.

The road has since re-opened.

For the latest traffic, stay tuned to 107.8fm, or follow the travel team on Twitter @Jackie_Travel
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:08 pm  

A verdict is expected in the next hour in the trial of thirteen people arrested last July for staging a protest on Heathrow’s north runway

The activists from the group ‘Plane Stupid’ took the action to demonstrate against emissions from aircraft.

They say aviation’s the fastest growing source of carbon pollutants and building a third runway would jeopardise our ability to combat climate change.

The verdict at Willesden Magistrates Court is expected four days earlier than planned.

Closing submission speeches were delivered by all four lawyers this morning, and Judge Wright has confirmed that she will give her final verdict on all 13 of the Plane Stupid defendants at 2pm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:55 pm  

Man from Fulham dies in Antarctic trek

A 55 year old former army officer who wanted to be the first man to trek across the Antarctic unsupported, has died after being forced to abort his mission.

Henry Worsley from Fulham, was on the brink of Antarctic history when he was forced to call for help.

He was 30 miles short of completing his charity mission when he was airlifted off the ice to a hospital in Chile.

His wife, Joanna, says he died from complete organ failure and she's heartbroken.

Prince William has also paid tribute to him saying he'll remain a source of inspiration to us all.

Speaking before he set out on the Shackleton Solo, Henry explained why he was doing it.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:02 pm  

A 1.7km stretch of the Basingstoke Canal in Woking is to be drained next month

It’s so the ditch culvert that runs under the Canal can be replaced.

The Canal water will gradually be emptied over a period of 2 – 4 days, stop planks installed, and plants and fish relocated.

August marks the 50th anniversary of the Basingstoke Canal Society and 25 years since the canal formally re-opened.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:50 am  

The Government is being urged to respect a new report that highlights the risks to people’s health should Heathrow be expanded

Published by the Aviation Environment Federation for campaign group HACAN, it has found the health of over a million people is at risk from aircraft noise.

The report, Aircraft Noise and Public Health: The Evidence is Loud and Clear, is calling on the Government to undertake a complete review of all its policies and take full account of health impacts.

It highlights that people who are exposed to high levels of aircraft noise around Heathrow have a 24% higher chance of stroke, 21% higher chance of heart disease, and 14% higher chance of cardiovascular diseases compared to people exposed to low levels of aircraft noise.

Patricia Stack is deputy head of Hounslow Infant and Nursery schools, where a plane flies overhead every 90 seconds.

The school has created Telly Tubby style domes in the playgrounds to protect youngsters from aircraft noise, paid for by the airport.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:36 am  

The future is not so bright for our junior doctors, according to one Sutton GP

Dr Lavan Baskaran, partner at the James O’Riordan Medical Centre, is concerned about new contract proposals ahead of the planned junior doctors’ strike, which has subsequently been called off.

The GP works at the practice on Stonecot Hill, where he was made a partner in 2013.

“We’re still going to be in the same situation in six to eight months’ time if they continue dragging it out longer and longer” he said.

“It’s always good to avoid striking as patients will suffer, no matter what anyone says.”

Last week junior doctors were out in force to protest against proposed alterations to their contract.

“Patients have come to the picket line in support of the doctors but they, along with the general population, will start getting tired soon enough,” said Dr Baskaran.

Under the proposals junior doctors will have to work more weekends with an increase in their basic pay but this will be linked to a reduced pay rate for hours of overtime.

He said: “I don’t believe the income is appropriate for how hard they work and the worry now is that with that same money or less the government is trying to enforce more hours.”

He added that his biggest concern is over the contract itself and not about more money.

He said: “When I was younger I could do two weekends in a row, which is 20 days straight, but as a human being you would find it quite hard to carry on like that.”

Dr Baskaran clarified the type of protocol that would be in place in hospitals such as St George’s and St Helier during a strike, where trainees would provide emergency care only.

“It’s not to say you wouldn’t be looked after. Although junior doctors do make up a large part of the team, senior doctors would still be available to make decisions,” he said.

“The issue is that the volume of work remains constant but there are less people on the ground which means the team will struggle.”

Unlike the usual system in A&E, where patients are usually seen in chronological order, he explained that during a strike staff have to assess who is the most critical.

He pointed out that a seven-day service as a routine would be very difficult to enforce as doctors already work five days a week with seven-days emergency cover.

“You can have as many doctors as you want all weekend, but if there’s no backing of all the other staff, such as nurses, physiotherapists and pharmacists, you’re going struggle a bit,” he said.

“If you are unwell at the weekend you can still be seen. We’re not in a third world country.”

When addressing his own feelings towards the NHS and current morale he said: “I used to be on 100% and I’m definitely on about 51% now.”

“It’s becoming unmanageable; we’re having to drop days to supplement our income.”

Locum work is a popular alternative option among GPs as it is more financially attractive.

“As a locum I earn more doing those two days than the three days working at the practice,” he said.

“I could double my salary if I just worked as a locum choosing the shifts I prefer, which is far more attractive when you think about family life and mortgages.”

Dr Kevin Chan is the other partner who joined the practice in 2014.

“There’s no way I can manage with my partner GP, we need a third doctor and our income will have to drop to accommodate that third person,” said Dr Baskaran.

There has been a rise in the number of junior doctors emigrating to Australia, New Zealand and Canada.

Dr Baskaran explained that Australia has a different system, where weekends are provided appropriately by a care service called Medicare.

“The doctors there don’t burn out and the theory of having a proper break and getting lunch still exists,” he said.

“They don’t have the tick boxes and targets to reach, whereas we have to keep the books in order.”

With tighter controls including CQC inspections, many doctors are feeling a lot more pressure.

“If I don’t finish my morning surgery by 11am to go and sort the finances with the practice manager or if I don’t attend a meeting, we won’t know of the new changes being brought in which will impact our practice,” he said.

The future of general practice is changing with many surgeries already merging to provide a wider range of services which will reduce NHS costs.

“With these mergers we will all become rostered GPs and my patients won’t be able to choose to see me personally,” he added.

“I know three practices in Richmond, Kingston and Merton which have all been shut down as the older doctors are walking away with young doctors not wishing to step into their shoes.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:25 am  

CNM wastes no time in starting work on Tolworth Tower redevelopment

It's been barely two weeks since the controversial go ahead was given to CNM estates to redevelop Tolworth Tower, and work is well underway.

It plans to build four new high-rise blocks next to Tolworth Tower which would bring more than 300 new homes, landscaping and shops to the Broadway.

The council vote was carried with seven votes for the application, four against and with no abstentions.

However, some residents, councillors and MP James Berry are against the plans, saying the new buildings will "swamp" Tolworth and increase traffic pollution.

Councillor Richard Hudson, has written to Mayor of London Boris Johnson, to ask him to intervene. An extract of his letter can be seen below.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:52 am  

A serial fundraiser from Wallington has set yet another challenge to raise money and awareness for two charities by rowing the length of the Thames.

42 year old Matthew Wood will row a total distance of 404,000 metres indoors with three other teammates, on World Diabetes Day, on November the 14th, for his #RowtheRiver challenge.

He told us, “I’m a bit of a serial fundraiser and I don’t know if it’s a clinical condition but every two years I get the urge to do something big,” he said.

His achievements include three London marathons all in costume; cycling the whole of the Kathmandu valley in eight days for pancreatic cancer in 2010 and recently dressing as a Morph for a month to raise awareness for Junior Diabetes.

In 2013 Matthew completed two ultramarathons for the Junior Diabetes Research Fund (JDRF) and The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity.

This year he has organised the row to raise money for these two charities, which are close to his heart.

His nephew, 16-year-old Joseph Bishop, a pupil at Halliford School in Shepperton, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2008 so JDRF is an important charity to Matthew.

“A friend of mine, Gavin Griffiths, a 23-year-old type 1 diabetic, who is now an ultramarathon runner was once told that he couldn’t play football because of his condition,” he said.

“He, along with other ambassadors of T1D, live their lives to the fullest and strive to encourage others to do so also.

“Sir Steve Redgrave is the figurehead of sport from a type 1 perspective and is living proof that nothing is impossible.”

Matthew has contacted the five-time Olympic champion rower to gain recognition for this event.

Half of the proceeds from the day will go to The Royal Marsden, which cared for his father-in-law, Ray Morgan, who died from renal cancer in 2006.

“The whole aim is about raising awareness and inspiring others,” said Matthew.

“My biggest concern was getting a team together so finding Malcolm, from TFW London, at this early stage was a godsend.”

Matthew’s first recruit is 42-year-old Malcolm Taylor.

The fitness instructor, who regularly raises funds for various charities, said: “This is going to be a new one for me and it should be fun!”

Malcolm has never attempted a rowing challenge before but said he was already knuckling down with his training regime.

He added: “With something like this it’s more about the reps and the hours so you can get that speed up and get your muscles working the way they should be.”

The next step is to secure two further members to complete the team as soon as possible.

Another key issue is to find a venue to host the event and Matthew has his eyes on a couple of school halls in Wallington and said he would be approaching Stanley Park High School and Wallington County Grammar School.

If the four-strong team are successful they will also get a Guinness World Record as completing a row of 100,000m is a world ranking event.

Keep up with their progress on Twitter @GiFireE and on Facebook at #RowtheRiver.

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To make a donation to The Royal Marsden, click here
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:42 am  

UPDATED: Man missing from Sunbury

Police are appealing for help to find a man missing from Sunbury.

36 year old Emmanuel Bourdon, was last seen around midday yesterday and hasn’t been in contact with his family since.

He is believed to have taken his motorcycle with him - a 125cc Suzuki, number plate H994 CFM.

Emmanuel’s white, 5ft 11 and of stocky build, with cropped black hair and a short beard – he’s thought to be wearing black motorcycle leathers.

**He has now been found **
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:47 am  

Sunday, 24 January 2016

A grandfather from Shepperton is worried for his granddaughter's welfare when out and about

A Shepperton grandfather is battling with Surrey County Council to resurface pavements for his disabled grand-daughter.

Ken Thorn says 9 year old Bonnie is at risk of falling out of her wheelchair when she goes out two or three times a week.

He says the pavement is uneven or broken on Ash Road – Wood Road and Stuart Avenue – in Shepperton.

The council says it hasn’t got enough money to re-surface all the pavements, but they are happy to meet Mr Thorn again to see what else can be done.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:06 pm  

Free micro-chipping for dogs comes to Hounslow

Dog owners will be able to get their pets micro-chipped for free in Hounslow.

A new law means all dogs will have to be tracked through a chip from April.

So, Hounslow Council has got together with the Dogs Trust and the animal control team - who will be in action on Tuesday at Inwood House.

After April, dog owners could face a fine of five hundred pounds if the pooches aren’t protected.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:55 pm  

Murder investigation in South Norwood

The Met Police have launched a murder investigation after a body was found near to South Norwood Rec close to Tennison Road.

Officers were called to the scene just before 8 pm to find a man in his late teens or early 20s.

He’d been stabbed and he was pronounced dead an hour later.

London Ambulance also attended.

He has been formally identified as David Darko from South Norwood.

Detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command are investigating.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the incident room on 020 8721 4054 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

No arrests have been made and enquires continue.

A crime scene remains in place.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:22 pm  

Putney MP and International Development Secretary backs PM on refugee children

Putney MP Justine Greening has backed David Cameron's proposal to allow 3,000 migrant children into Britain.

He's been urged by charities to do more to help the growing numbers of unaccompanied youngsters who're arriving in Europe - from Syria and Afghanistan.

Miss Greening who is also International development secretary says it's the right thing to do.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:11 pm  

Heathrow travellers must check flights

Travellers flying to America via Heathrow are being warned to check the status of their journey because of the blizzards.

Seven thousand flights have been cancelled in the U.S.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:33 am  

Former Leatherhead student chosen for England squad

A former student of a school in Leatherhead has been selected to play rugby for England.

George Kruis learned to play the sport on the playing fields at St John’s and has now been chosen by new head coach Eddie Jones, to join the squad.

His school coach is impressed and says ‘his talent has been seen by pundits up and down the country – singing his praises.’

Kruis will join England’s Six Nations Squad.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:32 am  

Epsom and St Helier hospitals get a grant for staff wellbeing

Epsom and St Helier hospitals will receive a grant to expand its services for the people who care for the public.

The 885 thousand patients treated each year will benefit from the 74-thousand pound - which will help the wellbeing of their staff.

The Healthy NHS Programme has recently introduced a physiotherapy service for them, which is a great way to help their employees.

They will also be offering over 40’s – an in depth NHS health check.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:26 am  

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