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Saturday, 26 March 2016

Fire crews in Chobham and Woking attended a house fire on Friday

Fire crews from Chobham and Woking attended to a house fire on Friday afternoon.

Residents were treated for smoke inhalation after the blaze broke out at a property in Broadley Green.

The blaze started in a bedroom shortly before 2pm and firefighters were on the scene for around 3 hours.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:25 pm  

Tomorrow we will welcome British Summer Time

Don’t forget that the clocks will go forward by one hour at 1am tomorrow - Easter Sunday.

It will then be the start of British Summer Time.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:23 pm  

Parents are being warned not to buy their children real bunnies this Easter

Pet shops are also being encouraged to suspend the sale of the animals over the Easter weekend.

It's after new figures showed 80% of rabbits bought at this time of year are given up or die due to neglect within 12 months.

Charity ARC (Animal Rescue & Care), based in Twickenham says "Rabbits live for 10 years and need expensive vet care, big hutches and room to exercise. They are not easy, cute Easter gifts. Please buy chocolate or toy rabbits this Easter and not real ones which then get dumped, die, or end up in rescue."

The charity's priority is to rescue, foster and re-home animals in the Richmond area. It works mainly with cats, rabbits and guinea pigs, but also with dogs and ‘small furries’ such as hamsters and chinchillas.

Some independent pet shops have supported the campaign not to sell rabbits over Easter for a number of years.

This year, large retailers such as Pets At Home have also signed up for the first time.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:29 pm  

Surrey's legal service now in the hands of Orbis Public Law.

Plans to bring together the legal operations of four South East local authorities have been signed off.

The aim is to generate savings of £1 million annually within three years.

Surrey County Council, Brighton and Hove, and East and West Sussex Councils have given the go-ahead for what’s thought to be local government's biggest legal services.

When it launches next month ‘Orbis Public Law’ will also generate extra money by doing work for other public, voluntary and charitable bodies.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:49 am  

Rift between high street bar and Sutton

Police in Sutton are warning party goers who may be heading to a bar in Sutton this weekend, that it has closed.

Rift & Co ceased trading from its Sutton High Street address on Wednesday.

In a message on Facebook, the company says it’s due to circumstances beyond their control.

It’s thought Sutton police has issued the news in the hope drinkers will avoid that part of the town centre.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:42 am  

10 year old critical after collision in Lambeth

A 10 year old boy is in a critical condition in hospital following a collision in Lambeth Friday afternoon.

The incident happened in Kingswood Road around 2.15.

The driver of the car failed to stop. The vehicle is a light coloured Audi hatchback, believed to be an Audi A3.

It is likely to have damage to the headlights.

Detective Sergeant Steve Pidgeon says “it is impossible to believe that the driver did not know they had been involved in a serious collision”.

The police are urging the driver to come forward and anyone who witnessed what happened or has information about it is asked to contact the Collision Investigation Unit at Merton police.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:40 am  

Wandsworth police in action overnight against car thieves

Wandsworth police have arrested a man after breaking into a car in the SW17 area.

It covers Tooting Mitcham and Wandsworth. Officers tweeted about the arrest overnight.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:34 am  

Twickenham's world champion runner hopes for success in Wales.

Twickenham’s Mo Farah runs in the World Half Marathon race in Cardiff this afternoon.

The double Olympic and World Champion at 10-thousand and 5-thousand metres went to Feltham Community school and then finished off his education at Isleworth grammar.

He says he’s using the event to prepare for this summer's Olympics in Rio.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:15 am  

Charges dropped of inciting racial hatred against Croydon man.

The Met has dropped plans to charge 46 year old Matthew Doyle Croydon after he’d tweeted that he had confronted a Muslim woman.

Mr Doyle said he had asked the woman to explain the explosions in Brussels.

Now the charge of inciting racial hatred has been dropped – the man had been held in custody since Wednesday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:23 am  

Twickenham research helps cricket batsmen
A researcher at a university in Twickenham has found the way to succeed at batting in cricket is to take a reversed stance.

That means a right handed person should bat left handed and a left handed person bat right handed.

Oliver Runswick is a PhD student at St Mary’s University.

He found that batsmen who took a reversed stance are more likely to reach first class and international level with professional batsmen using it 7 times more than the rest the population.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:06 am  

Friday, 25 March 2016

Missing Merton teenager

Police are concerned for the welfare of a 14 year old boy who is missing from Merton.

Khalid Nuur Mohamud was last seen in Mitcham around 2 am on Friday.

He’s gone missing before but, given his age, officers are keen to ensure his safety and anyone who has information regarding his whereabouts is asked to contact Merton police on 101 quoting reference 16MIS012153.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:30 pm  

Opposition to closing road across Tooting Common

Local residents are opposing plans to close a road that cuts across Tooting Common.

Wandsworth Council has proposed closing Dr Johnson Avenue and limiting access to Elmbourne Road.

At a public meeting in Balham, residents complained that they had not been involved in the consultation and expressed concerns about traffic implications.

It’s thought Garrad’s Road would get 30 percent more rush hour traffic if the plans go ahead, while evening southbound traffic in Elmbourne Road would be up 65 percent.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:11 pm  

Thorpe Park apologises for early ticket release error

Thorpe Park has had to apologise after discounted tickets went on sale sooner than advertised.

The Chertsey attraction had offered entry for just 12p instead of the usual £27.99 to a limited amount of customers using a promotional code on the site at 10am this morning.

However, many took to social media to complain that tickets were already sold out when they logged on the website.

The attraction tweeted that technical issues were to blame for their early release.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:37 pm  

Harlequins director of rugby has agreed a 4-year deal with the Italian Rugby Federation

Harlequins director of rugby Conor O'Shea will become the head coach of Italy this summer.

The Irishman has agreed a 4-year deal with the Italian Rugby Federation.

O'Shea led Quins to the Premiership title in 2012, and former England back Mike Catt will join him in Rome.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:37 pm  

Drink-driver jailed for causing the death of a Leatherhead teenager

A drunk driver who pleaded guilty to causing the death of a 15-year-old girl from Leatherhead has been jailed.

Alexander McBride drove into a tree in Hampshire, causing the death of passenger Rebecca Marchant on the 16th of February.

The 34-year-old's daughter and niece were in the car at the time.

He was sentenced to four years and four months in prison at Bournemouth Crown Court, and was also banned from driving for five years and two months.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:36 pm  

A man in his thirties has been arrested on suspicion of murder in Croydon
A murder investigation is underway in Croydon.

Police were called to reports of a woman stabbed at an address in Meadvale Road on Wednesday.

A special post-mortem examination revealed she died of a stab wound to the chest.

A male in his thirties who also sustained stab wounds, has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

He is currently at a South London hospital where he remains in a stable condition.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Incident Room on 0208 721 4805 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:06 am  

Matthew Doyle from Croydon has been charged after racist comments were posted on social media

A man from Croydon’s been charged after a message was posted on his Twitter profile about the Brussels terror attacks.

Matthew Doyle, who’s 46, is accused of stirring up racial hatred.

He'll appear at Camberwell Green Magistrates' Court tomorrow.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:12 am  

Chelsea Ladies start title defence with big win

Reigning Women's Super League champions Chelsea made a convincing start to their title defence.

They were comfortable 4-1 winners over newly-promoted Doncaster Belles.

The result leaves Chelsea top of the table after the opening fixtures.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:18 am  

Thursday, 24 March 2016

Designer William Morris "trending" on what would have been his 182nd birthday

Designer William Morris is trending on Twitter, some 120 years since he died in Hammersmith aged 62.

Google's doodle of the day was also dedicated to the man who many have said revived British textile art.

Morris was also a huge contributor to the work done at Merton Abbey Mills.

In summer 1881, he took out a lease on the seven-acre former silk weaving factory.

Relocating his workshops to the site, the premises were used for weaving, dyeing, and creating stained glass; within three years, 100 craftsmen were employed.

For more details about Morris, click here
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

Lambeth police officer found guilty after incident in Croydon

A Metropolitan Police officer has been found guilty of making off without payment of a taxi after an incident in Croydon.

PC Nicola Elston, who’s attached to Lambeth Borough, was also found not guilty of assault at Southwark Crown Court today.

She pleaded not guilty to both charges but was sentenced to a £3,150 fine and £1,000 costs.

The Metropolitan Police Service has said their misconduct process will continue now that criminal proceedings are over.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:47 pm  

Passengers claim they were forced to break out of Sutton railway station at the weekend

Dozens of passengers claim they were forced to break out of Sutton railway station in the early hours of Sunday morning.

When they got off the train, they claim to have found no members of staff and the building locked up.

But a spokesman for Southern Railway says there was a member of staff on duty.

He added that it was an unexpected arrival, and so a worker had gone to attend the train as soon as it arrived.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:41 pm  

A man has died after being hit by a train in North Sheen

The accident happened just before 3 o’clock this afternoon.

The man’s identity is not yet known.

A spokesman for the British Transport Police said his death was not being treated as suspicious.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:43 pm  

Transport for London starts drilling in Tooting early next week to assess ground conditions for a possible Crossrail 2 station

TfL gave Tooting its approval last year, but now says the geological conditions aren’t right, and the station should be moved to Balham.

Boreholes will be drilled in Tooting Broadway over the coming months; each one is expected to take a couple of weeks to complete.

Tooting’s MP, and Labour London Mayoral candidate Sadiq Khan, is in favour of the Crosstrai 2 scheme, but says it has to be right.

Conservative candidate Zac Goldsmith says Crossrail 2 is essential, not only to keep London moving, but to keep it growing too, but needs money and a strong economy to make it happen.

Lib Dem Candidate Caroline Pidgeon says she's in favour of the scheme, but we've got to look at other ways of doing it with regards to places like Wimbledon where large parts of the town centre may have to be demolished to make way for it.

Ukip candidate Peter Whittle says he understands the fears of people surrounding the scheme, but his party would offer a borough to borough referendum, where the people decide which projects go ahead.

Green Party candidate Sian Berry says we need a scheme that wouldn't see town centres demolished and there are many chances to change the scope of Crossrail 2. We also need to be reducing traffic and getting people on to public transport.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:52 pm  

Plans to create an extra 360 primary school places in Ewell have been approved.

Surrey County Council agreed to make Danetree Junior an all-through primary school for pupils aged four to eleven, also with a nursery, from September.

There are also proposals to make Ewell Grove and West Ewell infant schools all-through primaries.

Surrey must find more than 11,000 school places over the next five years.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:16 pm  

A blind author has launched a legal challenge against Wandsworth Council

He's against the council's decision to shut parts of Battersea Park this summer for two Formula E races.

James Jackson wants to take the town hall to the High Court over plans to close 92 per cent of the park in July, over nineteen days.

He’s being backed by the Battersea Park Action Group. Together, they’ve launched a crowdfunding page for their legal battle.

But Wandsworth Council are confident the court will confirm that the event is lawful.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:14 pm  

A poll has revealed the best month of the year to fall in love

Couples were asked where and when they met.

The results show that March is the month when the majority of happy couples met, whereas November appears to be the opposite.

They were asked on a scale of 1-10 how happy they were (with ten being the highest). The average score in London was four, while in the South West it was three.

According to the study, the least happy couples met at work, while those who scored their happiness high met on dating apps or online.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:11 pm  

Thousands of people hoping to attend the annual Boat Race this Sunday could experience travel chaos

It’s all because of engineering works being carried out by Network Rail.

Trains will not be stopping at stations including Putney, Barnes, Chiswick and Barnes Bridge.

More than a quarter of a million people are expected to turn out.

We asked why the works couldn’t have been scheduled around the annual race day.

Stay tuned to Jackie for the latest travel updates.

Meanwhile, Cambridge outweighed Oxford at the Crew Announcement and weigh-in for The Cancer Research UK Boat Race with the Light Blues weighing in slightly heavier by an average of 1.48kg per man more than their Dark Blue rivals.

For the fourth year in a row it was the Cambridge Blue Boat that topped the scales, weighing in by an average of 4.27kg per woman more than their Oxford opponents.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:52 am  

Missing man from Croydon is found safe and well

A missing vulnerable 71-year-old man from Croydon has been found safe and well.

Police appealing for help to trace Yasuyuki Muto, also known as Paul Henry have thanked the public for their assistance.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:18 am  

The mother of murdered schoolgirl Tia Sharp has been found guilty of attacking a woman in a racially aggravated row in Wallington

34 year old Natalie Sharp launched an assault on the Kosovan woman in Lidl’s car-park last April.

She’s been sentenced to 12 months community service with unpaid work.

The Judge said Tia’s death had almost certainly had an effect on her.

12 year old Tia was murdered by her step grandfather at her grandmother’s house in New Addington in 2012.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:11 am  

Croydon man arrested over inciting racial hatred via social media

A Man who confronted a Muslim woman in Croydon to 'explain' the attacks in Brussels has been arrested.

A tweet from Matthew Doyle following bomb attacks in Belgium sparked a furious response.

Police confirmed a 46 year-old man was arrested on Wednesday evening in Croydon, on suspicion of inciting racial hatred via social media.

The force said that he remained in custody at a south-London police station on Wednesday night.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:08 am  

A group for elderly men in Knowle Green are fighting to keep their premises

A group from a day centre in Knowle Green in Staines have pleaded with the council to let them stay at their base or for help to find new premises.

Men In Sheds is a project using woodwork for older men to socialise, but they are to be evicted from Fairways Day Centre at the end of the month.

The group was formed two years ago and currently has 30 members, who meet twice a week.

Founding member Fred Wallin says ‘the whole idea of it is to keep elderly people active both mentally and physically’ and it would be a ‘great loss.’
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:30 am  

Men from Feltham have made the top 10 in a survey for grumpiest areas

Men from Feltham have come 10th in a national survey of where the country’s grumpiest men live.

Elitesingles carried out a survey on more than 250,000 men who were registered with the site.

The data is based on how strongly the daters in different areas agreed with the statement ‘I laugh often.’

The national survey revealed that Kensington and Chelsea was the happiest place in London and one of the cheeriest in the UK.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am  

A man from Epsom has written a book about his friendship with singer Joe Cocker

An man from Epsom has written a book - retelling the memories of his friendship with Joe Cocker.

79-year old Bernard Pendry acted as an accountant for the singer and went on a US tour with the musician in 1972.

The book includes events spanning from 72 to 1985, but also features insights from Cocker’s band mates and his friends who knew the rock star.

Pendry said his friend fitted in wherever he went and became a bit of a celebrity at Mid Surrey Squash Club in Epsom.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 am  

Chertsey, Egham and Virginia Water stations are included in plans by South West Trains

Major work by South West Trains and Network Rail will see platforms extended at Chertsey, Egham and Virginia Water.

An £800m upgrade of London Waterloo rail services will see work over the next three years, lengthening platforms of stations on the Reading line.

Plans also include 150 new train carriages, which will operate the Windsor and Eton Riverside service benefitting customers from Ashford and Staines.

We will also see enhancements at Vauxhall and Surbiton stations, to increase capacity.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 am  

Seb Dance MEP lends his support to the stag beetle

The stag beetle now has its own political representative in Europe.

London MEP Seb Dance has become an advocate for the endangered beetle, by becoming a “Species Champion” on a visit to Wimbledon Common.

He met with London Wildlife Trust, People’s Trust for Endangered Species and RSPB staff together with the rangers from Wimbledon & Putney Commons, a stronghold for the stag beetle, to discuss efforts to save the species in the UK and Europe.

With the EU Directives, which provide cross-border protection to Europe’s wildlife, currently under review, the three nature conservation organisations says they warmly welcome Seb Dance MEP as Species Champion for the stag beetle in the European Parliament and in his London constituency.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:30 am  

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Officers concerned for missing 71-year old from Croydon

**Mr Muto was found this morning**

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

71-year old Yasuyuki Muto, also known as Paul Henry was last seen at around 1.15 this afternoon at Lidl on London Road.

Mr Muto left his carer whilst in the supermarket, and never returned. Officers are concerned as he suffers from schizophrenia.

He's Japanese, around 5ft 6 inches tall and of slim build. He has a white goatee, walks with a stoop and will only answer to the name of Paul Henry.

Anyone with information should call police on 101, there is an image of Mr Muto on our website.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:29 pm  

New Lambeth fire station and museum moves closer with appointment of a developer for old HQ

A new London Fire Brigade museum and the redevelopment of Lambeth fire station has moved a step closer following the appointment of U and I Group Plc (U+I) as development partners for the old London Fire Brigade headquarters building on the Albert Embankment.

This decision is being made following a full public procurement process, and the agreement will be subject to receiving planning permission.

Four bidders took part in the final tender process after a shortlisting exercise was carried out.

Each final bid was evaluated against specified risk-based criteria and the U+I scheme came out as a clear winner.

The sale of the site should raise a substantial capital sum for the Authority, subject to the planning approval being granted.

Work commenced on the original build in Albert Embankment in 1935, above, and it was officially opened two years later in 1937.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:24 pm  

Battersea launches UK’s first ‘Siesta Time’ for dogs

The rescue charity says it has taken a tip from the continent and introduced a daily ‘Siesta Time’ to reduce the stress levels of its residents.

‘Siesta Time’ is a golden hour in Battersea’s kennels where the lights are turned off, soothing lullabies are turned on, and all staff and volunteers must adhere to the ‘do not disturb’ mantra.

A spokesman says It is the ultimate calming and relaxation period for the dogs that struggle to get shut-eye, enabling the most worried Battersea dogs to doze in contentment.

The charity conducted observational research last year that tested and measured the stress levels of dogs when they first arrived at rescue centre.

Battersea measured the impact of ‘Siesta Time’ based on three factors; barking, jumping up and stress-related behaviours.

Staff observed how dogs behaved before and after ‘Siesta Time’, noticing after just a few days the positive effect the midday kip in kennels was having.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:20 pm  

Tube strike to start in under an hour

Tube drivers will stage the first of three 24-hour strikes in 45 minutes.

The RMT says it's over a "breakdown in industrial relations"

About 400 drivers on the Piccadilly Line, members of Aslef and RMT, are expected to strike.

Passengers are being advised to finish their journey by 10.30pm.

People travelling to the airport should use Heathrow Connect and Heathrow Express services instead.

Stay tuned to Jackie for the latest travel, or follow us on Twitter @Jackie_Travel
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:16 pm  

Two men convicted of plotting a terrorist attack in White City

Two men have been convicted of conspiring to commit a terrorist murder on the streets of White City.

Tarik Hassane and Suhaib Majeed, both from North West London intended to target police, military and civilians in Shepherd’s Bush in a drive by shooting.

The Counter Terrorism Command’s investigation shows Hassane was the leader and had pledged an oath of allegiance to IS in 2014.

Majeed was arrested in September 2014, along with two other accomplices who had supplied firearms for the attack.

Officers found Hassane had conducted research of Shepherd’s Bush Police Station and the Parachute Regiment Territorial Army Centre in White City using Google Maps.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:38 pm  

South East Coast Ambulance service is preparing for a busy long Easter weekend across Surrey, Kent and Sussex

South East Coast Ambulance service is asking the public for its support as it prepares for a busy long Easter weekend.

The Trust, whose locations include Banstead, Epsom Woking, Walton and Esher, are reminding people to pick up any repeat prescriptions and to keep an eye on elderly family and friends.

Last year, between Good Friday and Easter Monday, staff at SECAmb handled over 10,000 calls across its Surrey, Kent and Sussex region.

They want to remind the public that 999 should be reserved for serious emergencies.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:12 pm  

Kingston Hospital awarded £65,000 from NHS England

Kingston hospital has been awarded £65,000 pounds from NHS England to make improvements to patient experience.

It was selected from sixty-four other trusts along with The Whittington and University Hospitals Morecambe Bay.

The money will be used for a new project, using patient feedback to improve maternity services.

The Whose Shoes user experience will be made available to mothers and will available to Trusts immediately.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:39 pm  

Possible setback for AFC Wimbledon Wimbledon move

The Mayor of London's office is to have the final say on plans for a new stadium, following a public outcry.

Merton council approved an application by Galliard Homes to develop the greyhound stadium site in Plough Lane last year, but neighbouring Wandsworth objected.

A new consultation will take place, with a final decision due later this year.

Wandsworth council asked the Mayor's office to intervene in December, citing plans for the 20,000 seater stadium and 600 flats were detrimental to the area.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

Hounslow "flash crash" trader can be extradited

Navinder Sarao, the trader blamed for the US "flash crash", can be extradited to face trial.

That's according to a judge at Westminster Magistrates' Court.

37 year old Sarao is accused of contributing to events when the Dow Jones index briefly fell more than 1,000 points in May 2010, temporarily wiping nearly $1 trillion off shares.

He denies any wrongdoing and is planning an appeal against the decision.

Mr Sarao traded on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange from his parents' home in Hounslow.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:25 pm  

Detectives who had appealed for help to identify a man who was found dead Hounslow last year have been contacted by his family

As a direct result of police appeals being carried in the media, the family of the man contacted officers yesterday.

Officers subsequently met with a family member who positively identified the deceased as 40 year old Jalwant Singh Aullakh.

Mr Aullakh was found unresponsive in Hospital Road, Hounslow, at around 10pm on November the 12th.

He was pronounced dead at the scene, and a post-mortem examination established the cause of death as natural causes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:22 pm  

Tube drivers to walk out from 9pm

Tube drivers will stage the first of three 24-hour strikes at 9pm.

The RMT says it's over a "breakdown in industrial relations"

About 400 drivers on the Piccadilly Line, members of Aslef and RMT, are expected to strike.

Passengers are being advised to finish their journey by 10.30pm.

People travelling to the airport should use Heathrow Connect and Heathrow Express services instead.

Stay tuned to Jackie for the latest travel, or follow us on Twitter @Jackie_Travel
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:20 pm  

A third man has been arrested in connection with a murder investigation in West Molesey.

Police are investigating the death of 50 year old Robyn Mercer.

The 25 year old was arrested this morning.

Two other men are on bail pending further enquiries.

The body of Ms Mercer was discovered in the front garden of a property in Walton Road on March the 14th.

She died from multiple blows to the head, according to post-mortem tests.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:13 pm  

Policing Matters Campaign Surrey

Half a million people have engaged online with Surrey Police’s Policing Matters campaign 6 weeks after it was launched.

The campaign asks people to think twice about whether their call is actually a policing matter and then if it’s an emergency.

The force says statistics show more than 10 thousand calls last year weren’t policing matters and could have been dealt with by another agency.

Surrey Police says if it was able to resolve 25,000 calls over the phone without deployment they could save £1.8 million pounds a year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:52 pm  

Sutton Council hopes for clean streets

Sutton Council needs to get some 'out of this world' help with its rubbish problem.

Sutton collects over 8 tonnes of litter a day and over 3 thousand tonnes annually.

The Clean Streets Sutton campaign has persuaded Superman and Batman to join in.

Councillor Jill Whitehead hopes to reduce litter and save the taxpayer money.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:36 pm  

Tube strikes affecting tube service to Heathrow

Tube drivers will stage the first of three 24-hour strikes later.

The RMT union says it’s over a "breakdown in industrial relations".

About 400 drivers on the Piccadilly Line are expected to strike from 9 tonight.

The line carries 600,000 passengers a day and is the only Tube service to Heathrow.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:28 pm  

Volunteers needed for locks on the Thames including Teddington and Walton

Help is needed to run the locks on the River Thames at seven spots including Teddington and Walton.

Volunteers will even get free work clothes if they step forward to help in the boating season which runs from April to September.

Women are being encouraged to sign up as boaters like seeing a woman on the lock.

A commitment of one day a week is needed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:01 pm  

Gang of four jailed after 12 week burglary spree in Sutton

A man from Croydon is among a gang of four who’ve been jailed for eighteen years for a burglary spree which lasted twelve weeks.

The gang used Audi and Mercedes cars to getaway and sometimes they swapped number plates.

They mainly struck at eight homes in Sutton around lunchtime and kicked the front door in.

They were finally caught when an Audi car wouldn’t start as the police arrived.

All men pleaded guilty including 23 year old Martin Sweeney from Ripley Close in Croydon.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:22 am  

Noisy neighbour pays a hefty fine in Feltham

A man from Feltham has been ordered to pay more than £2,250 for disturbing his neighbours with loud music.

Christopher Hanson was found guilty of not complying with three noise abatement notices at Feltham Magistrates Court.

Hounslow Council's late night noise team began receiving complaints in October.

The council was also granted a Forfeiture Order it allows them to keep goods confiscated from Hanson's home, which will be donated to a local charity or recycled.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

Sir Bradley Wiggins new Surrey cycling event

Sir Bradley Wiggins has launched a new cycling event.

The new Surrey 46 will be a part of Prudential RideLondon in July.

The 46 mile ride, on traffic-free roads, will route riders along Hampton Court Way and back into Central London.

Sir Bradley hopes that the sportive will encourage both new and young riders to take part.

The event will still also feature the 100 mile ride through South West London and Surrey.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 am  

Life Saving Equipment for cardiac arrests in Surrey

Surrey Police and Crime Commissioner Kevin Hurley has provided £10,000 to Joint Enforcement Teams in Surrey for life-saving equipment.

The money is to fund 11 defibrillators as they are easy to operate and invaluable in saving lives.

In the UK 100,000 people a year die from sudden cardiac arrest.

Statistics show using a defibrillator alongside CPR the chances of survival increase from 5% to 50%.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am  

Ottershaw schools claims Ofstead Hat trick

A school in Ottershaw has achieved a third successive ‘Outstanding’ rating from Ofstead.

Meath School provides specialist education, therapy and care for up to 75 students.

The report noted that Meath School is ‘Bursting with energy’ where ‘Outcomes are outstanding’.

Principal of the Specialist school Janet Dunne OBE is ‘Immensely proud’.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:27 am  

Merton Police launch new Social Media platform

A Facebook and Twitter page to create a community has been conceived by Merton Police.

The social media feeds will predominantly focus on up to date news and events inside Merton which will forge vital links with businesses.

The online news outlets will not act as a crime reporting tool.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:25 am  

Report praises Kingston University

Kingston University makes a significant contribution to the Borough a new report has found.

The report carried out by BiGGAR Economics discovered for every pound spent, the University generates ten.

Additionally every job provided directly from the University supports 6.9 throughout the country.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:48 am  

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Travel to Brussels has been limited after this morning's attacks

The UK government is now advising against all but essential travel to Brussels.

Security's been stepped up at transport hubs across several European countries, including the UK.

Eurostar is currently offering a limited service to Brussels - but expects to run a full time table tomorrow.

Officials have confirmed there will be no flights into and out of Brussels Airport tomorrow.

In a statement, the airport announced:

“Because the forensic investigation is still underway, we currently have no access to the building. It is therefore impossible for us to assess the damage. As a result the airport will remain closed to air traffic tomorrow.
In the course of Wednesday we will assess when the operations can be resumed.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:10 pm  

So-called Islamic State has claimed responsibility for terror attacks in the Belgian capital which have killed more than 30 people

Up to 14 died and around 100 were injured, including two British nationals in two explosions in the departure hall of Brussels Airport.

Shortly after, an explosion at a metro station near the main EU buildings is thought to have killed at least twenty and injured 106.

Farooq Aftab worships at Western Europe’s largest Mosque, the Baitul Futuh in Morden.

He has condemned the attacks.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:18 pm  

People power hoping to save the role of Hersham Neighbourhood Officer

A rally has been held to help save the role of one of Hersham's officers.

Neil Bourn is the Neighbourhood Specialist Officer for North and South Hersham.

Supporters claim Surrey Police has taken the decision to remove the Neighbourhood Specialist Officer and the role is going to be axed next month.

Residents told us Neil is a valuable asset to the village, he is there to deal with priority issues and concerns of the people, and keep the community updated the progress made on previous priorities.

A petition to save his job has been set up, you can click here to view it.

Neil says; I have been with Surrey Police for nearly ten years now, with most of my time spent as a fast time response officer covering the Spelthorne, Elmbridge and Ewell areas.

I have also spent a short period of time working in CID.

My current role is Neighbourhood Specialist Officer for North and South Hersham. Together with the community, the team works to keep Hersham a safe place to live by challenging anti-social behaviour and responding to neighbourhood issues.

Surrey Police is yet to comment.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:16 pm  

Broken pavements to be rapired across Surrey

More than 200 miles of broken pavements are to be fixed across the County.

Surrey County Council has allocated £20 million for the repairs, which will be carried out over a period of six years.

It has prioritised footpaths outside schools, hospitals and shopping centres.

Pavements listed for a make-over include the Banstead Road in Ewell.

However, a spokesman for SCC, says some paths will only be smoothed over, while the worst will be torn up and started from scratch.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Turner’s House Trust awarded Civic Pride Award

A regeneration project in Kew that will restore the home of artist JMW Turner in Sandycombe Road to its former glory has received a cash boost by Richmond Council.

As part of this year’s Civic Pride Fund, £5,000 has been granted to Turner’s House Trust to enable the professional cataloguing of its large collection of prints, drawings, watercolours and oils.

The collection includes many prints of paintings by Turner, as well as watercolours, oils and drawings by his contemporaries.

The collection was left to the Trust by Professor Harold Livermore, the last owner of Sandycombe Lodge.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:26 pm  

There’s been a fire at a school in Clapham

It started this morning just after 6 o'clock at Oliver House School, a private school, in Nightingale Lane, damaging part of the first floor.

London Fire Brigade sent eight fire engines and 58 fire-fighters to the school to tackle the blaze, which took over two hours.

No one was injured and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

It's believed the blaze broke out on the second floor of a building separate from the main block and was discovered by a school caretaker.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:13 pm  

Commercial events are "ruining the peace and quiet" of the nation’s parks

That’s according to The Open Spaces Society, which has criticised the likes of music and drinking festivals.

The conservation body campaigns to protect Britain’s parks and green spaces.

It cited Wandsworth Council as one of the council’s riding roughshod over the wishes of residents.

Battersea Park, which falls under Wandsworth’s jurisdiction, is to host the Formula E electric motor racing event in the summer, which is expected to generate £600,000.

Frances Radcliffe, chairman of the Friends of Battersea Park, said:

For almost three weeks in high summer, the park will be taken over by industrial activity on a huge scale, and will be at high risk of damage especially if the weather is wet.

We do not want to see this lovely green space so abused.

Wandsworth Council is yet to comment.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:55 pm  

Belgium's prime minister says terror attacks in Brussels this morning are a "dark day" for the country

The city's metro system says at least 15 people have died in a bombing at Maelbeek station, near the EU headquarters.

Local media say 13 people were killed in an explosion at the city's main airport before that.

Meanwhile, for those worried about flying out of Heathrow, a spokesperson has issued this statement:

We take the safety and security of our passengers and colleagues very seriously. In the light of events in Brussels airport, we are working with the police at Heathrow who are providing a high visibility presence. We expect flights to Brussels Airport to be affected and ask passengers travelling there to check their flight status with their airline.

Stay tuned to Jackie for the latest traffic information, or follow us on Twitter @Jackie_Travel
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:40 am  

Foreign office trying to see if Britons were caught up in Belgian blasts - tweets Hammond

Weybridge MP and Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has tweeted that the Foreign Office is trying to contact Belgian authorities to

see if any Britons have been caught up in the explosions in Brussels.

The Foreign Office has issued a helpline for anyone worried about family and friends. The number is 0207 008 0000.

Mr Hammond left an emergency meeting with the prime minister in Downing Street after 11.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:26 am  

Helpline for those worried about family or friends in Belgium.

The Foreign Office in the UK says anyone worried about family and friends can phone a helpline on 0207 008 0000.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:32 am  

Brixton's Bowie mural to be given special status by Lambeth Council

Lambeth council is give "local listing" to the Bowie mural on the side of Morley's department store in Tunstall Road.

Street artist James Cochran, aka Jimmy C, who is originally from Adelaide in Australia, created the artwork in 2013.

It became a shrine for fans after his death, and the listing will ensure it remains protected for future generations.

Thousands of people flocked to leave flowers or gifts in front of the artwork following "the boy from Brixton" death in New York on the 10th of January.

Bowie was born in Brixton and Lambeth Council has also announced that it is making plans for a more permanent memorial to the artist.

It said it is in contact with Bowie's family.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:34 am  

Weybridge MP and Foreign Secretary joins emergency meeting after Belgium blasts.

Weybridge MP and Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has gone into an emergency meeting with the Prime Minister after the explosions in Brussels.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:25 am  

The Met search for a Croydon teen in connection with Boxing Day assaults

The Met police are looking for a Croydon teenager in connection with what’s been described as a vicious assault.

Two 16 year old boys were attacked on Boxing Day – one boy was hit in the face with a hammer and spent more than a month in hospital being treated for serious head injuries.

The teenager detectives are looking for is described as black, of medium build and about five foot ten inches tall.

It happened in Howard Road in South Norwood.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:25 am  

New house price record in London and Kingston and Croydon both rise.

The average price of a home in England and Wales has passed £300,000 for the first time – and it could take someone in London almost 46 years to save for a deposit.

For London, a new record was set, with the average price of a home hitting £644,045.

It said the London housing market is now split, with some boroughs seeing prices surge upwards -and others seeing them drift downwards.

In Kingston prices rose by 2.2% to just over 580,000, while Chelsea fell the most in the capital, down nearly 6% to 2.35 million.

Elsewhere Richmond rose 5% to over 820,000, while Croydon has risen 11% in the last year to £364,000.

The full report by Rightmove can be found here

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:04 am  

Monday, 21 March 2016

Wandsworth school attempts to add some greenery to their urban surrounding

Children at a school in Wandsworth have planted a “mini forest” today in a bid to turn their urban surrounding into a green one.

Youngsters at Griffin Primary were given a helping hand by Education Secretary Nicky Morgan.

The tree planting scheme offers schools free packs of samplings to help them create their woodlands.

The initiative is the work of the Woodland Trust, partly funded by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

Overall, the trust and Defra hope that one million trees will be planted by 2020 with a focus on urban schools.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:24 pm  

Four teenagers sentenced after a man was stabbed on a Croydon bus

Four teenagers have been sentenced after a violent disorder incident led to a man being stabbed on a Croydon bus in an unprovoked attack.

The group attacked a 21 year old man on a route 60 bus on Brighton Road in Croydon on the 4th September last year.

Jamarl Archer, 19, was found guilty of wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm and was jailed for six years.

19 year old Caine Payne was jailed for two years after pleading guilty to violent disorder, inflicting bodily injury and possession of an offensive weapon.

Two 17 year old boys pleaded guilty to violent disorder and were sentenced to Detention Training orders.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:15 pm  

Mole Valley District Council says it is very sad to announce that John Northcott, a District Councillor for Ashtead Common Ward for sixteen years, has passed away

Mr Northcott was a Member of Mole Valley District Council, representing the Ashtead Common Ward as an Independent Member, from May 2000 to March this year.

In addition to his District Councillor role, he was Chairman of the Council in 2010/11; Chairman of the Development Control Committee from 2004-2006 and again for a short period in 2012, and he was the Executive Member with responsibility for Planning from 2012 – 2015.

He was also an active and well-respected Independent Member of the Local Government Association where he was the Deputy Chair of the Environment, Economy, Housing and Transport Board between September 2014 and December 2015.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:53 pm  

Nine-time Wimbledon tennis champion Martina Navratilova says Novak Djokovic "clearly doesn't understand" the issue of equal pay

It's after the world number one said men should get more prize money as they attract more fans.

Navratilova also says female players will think twice about competing at the Indian Wells Masters in future, if boss Raymond Moore stays in his job.

He's apologised after saying the women's game relies on stars like Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:22 pm  

A man is wanted in connection with theft of 100 litres of diesel in Wallington

Police have made extensive enquiries to locate 55 year old Geoffrey Simmons.

They're urging him to give himself up and are appealing to the public for help.

Anyone with any information should call police.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:47 pm  

A park in Bedfont has been closed by police after a mystery white substance caused three dogs to become unwell

Officers were called to Bedfont Lakes Country Park, off Challenge Lane yesterday, following reports of the unusual discovery.

Police say the substance, which hasn’t yet been identified, caused three dogs to become ill.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:46 pm  

Fulham fetches fulsome feedback in new guide.

Fulham is one of the top ten places to live in London according to a new guide.

The report published in the Sunday Times,also praises Vauxhall bus station as one of the capital’s prestigious places.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:09 am  

Weybridge MP and Foreign Sec Hammond reiterates opposition to Russian activity in the Crimea

Weybridge MP and Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has drawn attention to Russia’s military activity in the Crimea.

Mr Hammond has tweeted that the action two years ago was illegal then and is illegal now.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:44 am  

Man from Carshalton charged with sex assaults

A man from Carshalton will appear in court charged with a series of sex assaults.

Ramazan Karapinar has been remanded for trial at Croydon Crown Court in June.

He’s accused of assaults on four women and a teenage girl.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:16 am  

Chiswick mother flies to States to get medication for her son

A Chiswick woman will fly to America next month to plead with U.S. drug officials to give the go ahead to a drug for her son.

8 year old Eli suffers from a form of muscular dystrophy, but Great Ormond Street hospital in London has come up with a new medication to help him to walk.

Eli’s mother Emily Crossley wants the U.S. Food and Drug administration to license Eteplirse.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:09 am  

Views needed on isolation in Hampton

The problem of isolation in Hampton is one of the key points in the minds of borough planners.

Residents are being encouraged to fill in a survey by the end of today on what should happen to Hampton.

Planners have tweeted it should be a desirable place to live.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:27 am  

Woking McLaren driver happy his buddy escaped

Woking McLaren’s star driver Jensen Button has commented on the lucky escape of his fellow racer Fernando Alonso.

Spectacular pictures were taken of the Spaniard when his car flipped and broke up in the Australian Grand Prix.

Button has tweeted that he was so happy to see his buddy walk away – posting a shot on Instagram.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:07 am  

New advice on stillbirths - backed by New Haw campaigner

Advice for parents, doctors and midwives to help prevent stillbirths is being published for the first time by NHS England.

One in every 200 babies in the UK is stillborn, with a huge variation in rates across England.

Heidi Eldridge from New Haw is the founder of pregnancy charity, MAMA Academy.

Heidi knew little about stillbirth until it happened to her in 2009, at 36 weeks into her pregnancy.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:25 am  

Residents protest lorries in Woking

Residents in Woking have presented petitions in an attempt to stop ‘intimidating’ lorries.

Surrey Heath Borough Council heard the concerns of those living in Lucas Green Road at a meeting last week.

They claim HGV’s have increased due to The Timber Yard, located on the road and that a recent Surrey Police traffic survey confirms this.

Councillor Adrian Page denies that the problem stems just from the Timber Yard and says several rural businesses use the road.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:23 am  

'Boris Island' refloated

The Mayor of London has re-floated a plan to build an airport in the Thames Estuary.

The so-called Boris Island had been rejected two years ago by the Airports' Commission.

The decision over a third runway at Heathrow was delayed by the government until this summer at the earliest because of worries about the effect on the air

quality in South West London and the issue of noise.

Mr Johnson has described the Thames Estuary plan as the only credible solution which would create housing to the east.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:22 am  

Crossrail good for Surrey's economy

Crossrail 2 will provide a platform for economic growth in Surrey.

That’s the view of Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment and Planning Mike Goodman.

He’s welcomed Chancellor George Osborne’s Budget announcement last week of £80-million to kick-start the project.

Mr Goodman said Surrey’s “powerhouse” economy generates £37-billion annually for the national economy and it should try to get the maximum benefit from the
rail line.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:18 am  

Kingston Council wants help from landlords in resettling Syrians

Kingston Council is continuing its appeal for landlords to come forward after the first Syrian refugee family was settled in the borough.

Their resettlement was made possible after a local landlord came forward to offer a suitable property.

Funding for relocations is being provided through the Home Office’s Vulnerable Person’s Relocation Scheme.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:21 am  

Sunday, 20 March 2016

Hounslow police seeks missing man

Hounslow Police are seeking help in locating a man missing from Isleworth

38 year old Ben Tilling is 5 foot 8 inches tall with short auburn hair.

Anyone with information should call 101

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:42 pm  

Sutton Council launch new cleaning campaign

Businesses are being urged to sign up to a new campaign to help keep Sutton’s streets clean and tidy.

The Clean Streets Sutton is a voluntary initiative by the Council, in which businesses keep their premises clean and reduce litter in the surrounding area.

Sutton Guardian and Tazza Coffee are among those that have already signed up.

Councillor Jill Whitehead says they are delighted to be working with local businesses to make the area more attractive to shoppers and visitors.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:13 pm  

Worcester too much for an off-form Harlequins

It was a grey, overcast day at the Twickenham Stoop. A strange atmosphere hung in the air. Numbers were down with the big international games also taking place but the stalwart supporters still turned up to cheer on their teams.

Worcester had first touch of the ball and they launched it deep into the home side's 22. Quins made a break down the right wing but wasted the momentum they had built, opting to kick into the waiting arms of the Warriors.

The visitors sent it back and a knock-on handed a scrum to the hosts. This then became a penalty and Quins kicked into touch. They secured their line-out and pushed on, earning a shot at the posts when the visitors were penalised.

Within the opening three minutes Botica had kicked Harlequins into the lead 3-0.

The restart earned Worcester the put-in at the scrum yet the fans in the stand made their voices heard. The scrum was contested and Warriors were forced to retrieve the ball early. They passed wide and earned another scrum 10 metres from the tryline as Quins again knocked-on. This was upgraded to a penalty and after 7 minutes the Warriors' fly-half Heathcote leveled the scores 3-3.

Botica kept the restart tight allowing Quins to chase however the Warriors won the high-ball challenge, box-kicking for territory. Even though the ball ended back in the arms of the home side, their possession was short-lived as they were penalised for not rolling away.

The visitors kicked for a line-out but knocked-on, handing a scrum to the hosts.

Dickson fed the ball and released it to the centres. It was sent out to the wing and back again but very little territory was gained. Another penalty went the way of the Warriors as Quins were penalised for holding on. Heathcote kicked Worcester into the lead for the first time in the game after 12 minutes 3-6.

The restart earned Quins the opportunity to draw level as Botica again lined up the posts. His boot was true and the two teams were equal 6-6 after 15 minutes.

It was a very scrappy opening quarter of an hour for both teams as points were put on the board through errors rather than any outstanding performances. The visitors, however, seemingly more 'alive' in their play than the hosts.

Worcester pushed their way into Quins' territory then grubber-kicked through the defence; Quins earning a scrum on their own 22.

As momentum slowed with several re-set scrums, the home fan-base once again raised their voices. Quins were able to release the ball to Botica who sent it high. Despite competition by Quins, Worcester won the aerial battle and worked their way into the hosts' 22. Quins defended well and Worcester were forced to grab and drive before passing it ball in hand. Olivier slipped through two sloppy missed tackles to fall over the line. Cries of 'pathetic' came from the watching crowd. The Stoop was facing stunned silence until Heathcote pulled the conversion wide of the posts, reducing the damage to hosts: 6-11.

The restart was sent long but the determination seemed lacking for Quins to put in a proper chase.

Worcester earned a penalty despite accusations of a punch to the hosts. A shambolic line-out followed with knock-ons. Quins earned a scrum and moved the ball wide. Horwill attempted an offload but it passed behind Cheesman and straight into touch. The heat was intense inside the Stoop despite the cold weather. Pushing and shoving was creeping more into the game as the pressure was getting to both teams.

A line-out to Worcester in their own half was secured by the visitors who kicked long. Walker secured the ball and attempted to cross the game line. Botica kicked for territory but it was taken well and passed out to the wing. Quins gained possession through a knock-on and the referee played advantage. The ball went into touch still within their half.

A maul was formed; Dickson fed Cheesman who attempted an offload as he was bundled into touch. The assistant referee raised his flag, then lowered it again – too late for the home side whose momentum had stopped, allowing Warriors' van Valze to run unchecked along the wing and across the tryline. It was converted despite jeers from the spectators: 6-18 with a quarter of the first half still to play.

Whatever positive play Quins had beforehand was sapped. They attempted to play with ball in hand but made sloppy mistakes – the Warriors intercepting. Luckily Walker was alert and made an important try-saving tackle.

Play continued with Worcester once again pressuring the hosts however a thumping tackle on Heathcote slowed their pace. Penalty was awarded to Quins who kicked deep into the visitors' territory for a line-out. Quins secured the ball and the forwards went to work before the backs were released. The ball then reached the hands of Sinckler who side-stepped well and made ground. Penalty to the hosts after Warriors went off their feet in the ruck. Botica brought the hosts three points closer to their guests 9-18 after 36 minutes.

The ball was sent long but regathered by Worcester. A knock-on in Quins' 22 handed a scrum to the visitors. The hosts stole possession; Lambert made ground; Dickson recycling the ball to Horwill. Another penalty went the way of the hosts and Botica kicked for a line-out. They recycled the ball well until Botica passed to Wallace – the catch not taken cleanly and the hosts knocked-on, handing possession over.

The referee played advantage and the visitors made it back into Quins' territory before knocking-on themselves. Quins secured the ball from the scrum and almost made it back into opposition territory before once again failing to catch the ball, sending it spilling forward.

The half-time whistle could not come any sooner for the hosts who seemed to lack motivation after so many decisions went against them.

Half-Time at the Twickenham Stoop: Harlequins 9 – 18 Worcester Warriors

Quins needed to come out fighting – Worcester had double the points of the hosts and a psychological advantage.

Botica kicked long and Worcester returned the ball, sending it into touch at half-way. The hosts secured line-out ball and Botica again kicked long. The ball was returned once more and Chisholm fed the fly-half who made strides down the wing. The visiting defence regrouped and slowed the hosts' advancement but in doing so gave away a penalty for being offside. Botica lined up the posts – a long kick just inside the opposition half. It had the distance but not the accuracy. Still 9-18 after 44 minutes.

Quins came again following the restart but were penalised. Worcester failed to find touch and Botica kicked from deep to alleviate the pressure. Warriors sent the ball high and reclaimed it, giving them a strong attacking platform. Only a fingertip shirt-grab from Sloan prevented Worcester from breaking through the defence.

Slowly they made their way into Quins' 22 but a knock-on 10 metres from the Quins' tryline handed the hosts a lifeline.

The scrum held strong. Quins attempted to run it from deep but were forced to kick long. This simply allowed the visitors to return to the hosts' territory. Quins looked flat and lifeless whereas Warriors had the bit between their teeth.

A good counter ruck stole possession for Quins and Chisholm ran along the wing. His attempted offload went forward handing a scrum to the opposition.

Cheesman off, Lindsay-Hague on for Quins with 29 minutes left.

Another solid scrum and Worcester passed the ball well. Sinckler made his muscle show and won the home side a scrum in their own 22. Easter came away with the ball and passed to Walker who kept possession long enough for the team to separate from the scrum. They made strides into opposition territory, lost the ball before being awarded a penalty which they took quickly. Quins powered into the 22 but the visitors stole possession. They opted to kick long and the hosts were permitted to run again.

A loose pass by Dickson saw Warriors' Biggs collect the ball. Another try-saving tackle by Walker was made but with limited support, Biggs was able to offload.

They continued to press on up the field. Worcester opted for a cross-field kick: Biggs missed it; Olivier collected it. The ball was, however, knocked-on.

Matthews on; Twomey off for Quins: Kirwan off; Betty on for the Warriors. 23 minutes left.

Play resumed with a scrum to Quins in their own 22.

The ball went to the wing and the visiting defence forced Quins to kick. It was well placed by Botica and as the fallbacks scrabbled for the ball, Quins pushed on. They earned a penalty as Warriors were offside. The hosts kicked for a line-out but Warriors stole possession and recycled well, bringing play back to the half-way line.

More replacements for Worcester: Symons on; Mills off with 19 minutes left.

Sinckler received treatment on the field and was then replaced by Collier; as Ruskin off, Leleimalefaga on for Worcester with 18 minutes left.

Scrum to Quins in their own half. Dickson fed the ball; the Quins' scrum was dominant earning the hosts a penalty and fans in the stand started to raise their voices in support. Quins won line-out ball in opposition territory and were awarded a scrum.

Again Dickson fed; the scrum powered through; another penalty to the hosts. Botica lined up the posts. A score here would bring the hosts close enough for a losing bonus point – not what they would have been looking for at the start of the game. The fly-half succeeded: 12 – 18 with 13 minutes left.

Johnston on for Schonert (Worcester).

The restart was gathered by the visitors who made it into Quins' 22 without opposition. Good work from Wallace earned the hosts a penalty – Worcester were holding on to the ball.

Botia placed the kick at the half-way line and Quins came away with the ball. Worcester turned over the ball whilst Luamanu received treatment in the middle of the pitch. They made their way back into Quins' 22.

Penalty to Quins but on this occasion Botica failed to find touch. The visitors then earned a penalty just short of the half-way line.

Luamanu was replaced by James Chisholm with 10 minutes left.

Warriors kicked for a line-out; secured the ball and formed a maul. They attempted a grubber-kick but made no territory. The referee had been playing advantage and so play returned for a shot at the posts.

Their fly-half was successful and the visitors once again pulled 9 points clear – no bonus point for the hosts: 12 – 21 with 7 minutes left.

Following the restart, Quins were awarded a penalty as Warriors failed to roll away. Botica added three points to his tally and the hosts were again within a losing bonus point: 15 – 21 just 6 minutes left.

Worcester retained possession on the restart. They were then awarded the put-in at the scrum within Quins' territory.

In the closing minutes Lowe made way for Marchant.

The Warriors' front pack made good drives up the field. They then slowed their attack and so Ward put the boot in at the ruck to kick the ball out. Warriors retained possession; drove further up the field and with under two minutes left to play, the visitors were awarded another penalty within the host's 22.

At this point most of the Stoop started to leave their seats: anger at the official decisions being made as well as the general lackluster performance of Quins.

Heathcote missed and Quins regained possession, winding down the clock until a knock-on put everyone out of their misery.

A shocking game for Harlequins who missed the opportunity to reenter the top 4 of the premiership table. Worcester, however, continued their impressive form – a three-game winning streak.

With the 6 Nations now over for another year, Harlequins will be welcoming their international players back with open arms.

Full-Time at the Twickenham Stoop: Harlequins 15 – 21 Worcester Warriors

Harlequins Director of Rugby Conor O'Shea spoke with Radio Jackie's Natalie Osborne after the game:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:54 pm  

More groups urge to join Richmond Dementia Alliance

The Richmond Dementia Action Alliance is now so strong, more organisations are being urged to join up.

Since the Alliance was set up in 2014, membership has snowballed to 66 groups and organisations.

They include care providers, health trusts, art galleries, libraries, the police, fire brigade, and charities.

The aim is to create a community with a better understanding of the condition.

Richmond is considered one of the most dementia friendly authorities in the country.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:26 pm  

New tree initiative in Richmond

New tree pits in Richmond will save taxpayers £125,000 in street repairs each year.

That’s according to the council, which is installing the pits where trees have been removed.

They will encourage roots to grow downwards instead of outwards, preventing pavements from becoming damaged.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:25 pm  

More double deckers traced for reunion in Twickenham

More people have come forward for a reunion in Twickenham with a difference.

The organiser is trying to trace youngsters who went round Europe on a double decker bus in 1964.

The bus – known as Lulu because of its number plate LLU 829 will be present at the event next month.

Five of the original double deckers contacted Alan Bissell after the story was broadcast on Radio Jackie.

The bus which has been restored was used in the filming of the Beatles film ‘A Hard Day’s Night'.

Anyone who wants to be bussed back to 1964 for a day on Saturday April the 16th should email Alan at [email protected]

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:26 pm  

Officers on patrol at Hounslow Heath car boot sale

It’s business as usual at the car boot sale at Hounslow Heath with officers on patrol to boot.

Police were called to the site on the Staines Road after New Year’s when three men were arrested in connection with violent disorder and a stabbing took place.

Knives and other weapons were found in a search.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:53 am  

Elderly woman treated at scene of fire in Fulham

An elderly woman had to be treated by London Ambulance when fire broke out in her neighbour’s house in Fulham.

It happened just before 10pm in a terraced house in Althea Street.

Half of the ground floor flat was damaged by fire.

The elderly resident was suffering from the effects of breathing in smoke; two other people managed to get out of the house before the

brigade arrived.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:44 am  

Five people and child in fire in Acton overnight

Five adults and a child escaped from a fire in Acton in the middle of the night.

The blaze broke out in Bromyard avenue just before two am.

The high rise procedure was put into action by London Fire Brigade.

The victims were all treated for the effect of breathing in smoke by London Ambulance.

A quarter of the flat on the fourth floor was damaged by the fire.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:27 am  

Kingston police at the forefront of a week warning youngsters of the dangers of the internet.

Police in Kingston have spent the last week warning youngsters of the dangers of the internet.

Today marks the end of an awareness week for Child Sexual Exploitation in the UK.

It concerns youngsters under the age of 18.

Julie Benrad is an Acting Detective Sergeant with Kingston Police.

She says children aren’t as internet savvy as they make out.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:47 am  

Police on the lookout for tree loppers in Lisbon Ave Twickenham

The illegal pruning of trees in a quiet residential road in Twickenham has put the public’s safety in danger.

The council says work on two trees in Lisbon Avenue is so bad that it could lead to the 35 year old Alders dying off.

The unlawful operation put public safety at risk, as the branches removed were large and could have fallen onto the pavement or road.

Police are appealing for any information on who carried out the work.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:17 am  

Woking-based McLaren's Button tweets he's ready for action today

Britain's reigning F1 world champion Lewis Hamilton starts this morning's Australian Grand Prix on pole.

The Mercedes driver topped a qualifying session that was largely criticised for its new knockout format.

Woking-based McLaren's Jenson Button qualified 13th – but he’s tweeted that today is the day that counts and is ready for action.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:46 am  

Battersea Power Station says no to "clone" chains

Battersea Power Station bosses have revealed the first wave of independent shops and cafes to open at the £9-billion development.

The company says “clone” chains will not be welcome at the riverside Battersea Power Station bosses have revealed the first wave of independent shops and cafes to open at the 9-billion pound development.

The company says “clone” chains will not be welcome at the riverside neighbourhood.

A spokesman for the Battersea Power Station Development Company said they had been approached by a number of big chains about taking space but they’d all been turned down.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:10 am  

Hampton & Richmond on course for National League

Leicester are eight points clear at the top of the Premier League this morning after a 1-nil win over Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.

West Ham are a point outside of the Champions League spots having drawn 2-2 at Chelsea.

The Blues are 10-points off the top four.

Fulham are perilously close to the Championship’s relegation zone after a 1-all draw at Birmingham.

Brentford suffered their fourth loss on the bounce, going down 1-nil to Blackburn at Griffin Park.

Wimbledon are just three points off the play-off places in League Two after a 2-1 win over York at Kingsmeadow.

Hampton & Richmond Borough are seven points clear in the Ryman League after a 2-1 win over Billericay at The Beveree Stadium.

Kingstonian stay 5th after a 2-1 loss at Canvey Island.

The K’s have three games in hand.
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