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Saturday, 4 June 2016

18-year old Brit doesn't make the next round of the Ageon Tennis trophy in Surbiton

Today it was day one of the Ageon Tennis trophy at the Surbiton Raquet and Fitness Club.

18 year old Brit Max Benaim lost a very close match ending 6-4 in the second set to Poland's Michal Przysiezny (Priz-ee-see-sney) who was once ranked 54 in the world.

Max didn’t make the main draw on Monday, but our reporter Alex Loveridge caught up with him after the match.

He asked him about the match and what experience he would take away from his defeat today.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:31 pm  

Harzand has won The Derby at #Epsom despite injury!

13-to-2 shot Harzand has won The Derby at Epsom.

The Dermot Weld-trained horse outlasted favourite US Army Ranger to win in front of the near 100,000 people in attendance

Pat Smullen was the winning jockey.

He actually had a problem in his foot before the race and was bleeding, but still managed to win Britains richest horse race.

So far 25/1 shot Gawdawpalin won the 2:00, while 8/1 shot Epsom Icon won the 2:35 beating the 1/2 favourite Sayana.

The 15:10 race saw the Irish 8/11 favourite Postponded win, beating Found and Roseburg.

11/1 shot Caspian Prince won the 15:45.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:21 pm  

UPDATE:Over 100,000 people expected at #Epsom Derby

Over 100,000 people are expected to attend the Epsom Derby, which has a prize pool of £1.35m.

The 237th Derby sees Franki Dettori favourite at most bookmakers riding Wings of Desire, with US Army Ranger- ridden by Rodger Moore second favourite.

16 runners will take to the course for the 4:30 start, in the 1 mile 4 furlong race.

So far 25/1 shot Gawdawpalin won the 2:00, while 8/1 shot Epsom Icon won the 2:35 beating the 1/2 favourite Sayana.

The 15:15 race saw the Irish 8/11 favourite Postponded win, beating Found and Roseburg.

The big race begins at 16:30 and there have been no non-runners.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:07 pm  

Merton Residents Warned of Phone Scam

People in Merton are being warned not to give bank details out over the phone following a company claiming to reduce council tax payments.

The fraudulent company have been scamming residents by asking for their bank details to assess what tax band they should be in.

Merton Council has told people to use the Government Evaluation Service if they want to check their correct tax band for free.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:43 pm  

Off Duty Police Save Kingston Man's Life

Two off duty police officers have saved a man’s life after they found him unconscious and ‘not breathing’ in Kingston.

PC Emily and PC Tom Upton were on their way home from a night out when they heard a commotion nearby, leading them to the man lying unresponsive on the ground.

They used first aid in an attempt to revive him and managed to stabilise the man before he was taken to intensive care.

He is expected to make a full recovery after the ordeal last month.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:10 am  

Fundraising walk at dawn starts at Ham House tomorrow

A fundraising walk to help bereaved families starts at dawn at Ham House tomorrow.

The Sunrise Walk, which starts at 4.30am, is organised by Shooting Star Chase and participants can take the 10 or 20km route.

The charity provides support for children with a life-limiting condition and their families.

Leanne Beardsall is walking the 20km route with her father and partner, in memory of her daughter Isabelle, who was cared for at the hospice.

Leanne says the support her family received was invaluable:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

The long awaited #Surbiton Tennis Trophy is back today

Billed as the run up to Wimbledon, it has previously seen the likes of Jo Wilfried Tsonga, Tim Henman and Roger Federer compete.

This weekend will see qualifying, before the main draw on Monday.

The Ladies' and Mens' event, taking place at Surbiton Racket and Fitness Club, is on until next weekend.

Stay tuned to Jackie for the latest from the tournament.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 am  

Grants for business growth in Croydon
A scheme to boost business in Croydon has money available for firms with good ideas for creating jobs.

New business growth grants between £15,000 and £100,000 are being offered by the Coast to Capital partnership, which is a coalition of businesses and local councils extending from the Sussex coast to Croydon.

The grants will cover up to 40% of capital investment costs – provided the company can show it will deliver employment opportunities.

New or existing businesses can apply so long as they employ fewer than 250 people -- which means in Croydon that about 99% of local companies could be eligible.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:09 am  

Catching blue badge cheats in Sutton
Sutton Council has been working with the police to stop misuse of blue badges and has caught two men using them on one day alone.

Both drivers were using badges belonging to a relative and now face possible prosecution by police.

One of the drivers, in his late teens, avoided coming back to the car for 4 hours after spotting the enforcement officer.

The badges have been confiscated.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:17 am  

Friday, 3 June 2016

Missing Hounslow man

Police are concerned for a missing elderly man from Hounslow.

80 year old Ronald Harris was last seen Thursday, 2nd June, at 3 pm leaving his home in Cranford.

He has not returned home or made contact with his family since.

He’s described as a white man, 5 foot 8 inches tall. He was last seen wearing a black woolly jumper with a white striped shirt underneath and black jogging bottoms.

If you have seen him, please contact Hounslow police on 0208 2476160 or call 101 quoting reference 16MIS023274.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:35 pm  

Surrey police have released a statement after the new inquest into the death of Cheryl James

Surrey police has released a statement following the inquest into the death of Cheryl James saying they reiterate their apologies.

It said “The force has long accepted mistakes were made during the initial investigation.

“The force should have maintained primacy for the investigation into Miss James’ death and has previously apologised to the family for those errors.”

“Today we reiterate that apology”.

The fresh inquest ruled that the 18 year old was not unlawfully killed at Deepcut Barracks in 1995 and that she shot herself.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:54 pm  

Car stolen from Egham driveway

A car was stolen from the driveway of a house in Egham last week.

Surrey police are still searching for the two burglars and the stolen Audi A5 after the men confronted the victim, a woman in her 50s, in her kitchen.

They asked for the car keys but she refused and went upstairs to call the police. They then stole the keys and a wallet and drove off.
The incident happened at an address off Keswick Road at around 5.20am on Monday 23rd May.

Anyone who witnessed the burglary or has any information should contact Surrey Police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:26 pm  

Former Wimbledon champ Andy Murray does the Brits proud in France

Andy Murray is into the French Open tennis final.

It's after he beat beating defending champion Stan Wawrinka in the last four at Roland Garros.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Minding has won the feature Oaks race at Epsom Derby’s Ladies’ Day

It’s the sixth win for Irish trainer Aiden O’Brien.

She’s the first filly to do the Guineas Oaks double since Kazzia in 2002.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:57 pm  

A Lambeth based police officer has been dismissed from the Met Police for taking advantage of his position

It had been alleged that in May 2014, PC Matthew Broome received a private text message from a friend.

The friend wanted to know whether or not they were being hunted by police.

PC Broome conducted several searches of the police data systems and passed confidential information to his friend without authority.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:35 pm  

UPDATED: Deepcut Inquest

A coroner has found there is no evidence Private Cheryl James, 18, was unlawfully killed at Deepcut barracks following an inquest at Woking Coroner's Court.

But the coroner says there were failings in care given to young recruits like Private James, who was found dead in 1995.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:29 pm  

An inquest has ruled neglect and staff shortages contributed to the death of a teenager from Feltham

14-year-old Amy El-Keria died while receiving treatment at the Priory in East Sussex in November 2012.

Amy, who had a complex range of mental health problems, was found in her room just hours after she’d told staff she wanted to end her life.

The jury ruled that staff failed to dial 999 or call a doctor quickly enough, and were not trained in CPR, among other failings.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:40 pm  

#EpsomDerby gets off to a flying start

It’s Ladies’ Day at the Epsom Derby.

Legendary Lunch won the opener earlier.

The 5-2 joint-favourite held off the fast-finishing Danielsflyer (10-1) to win the Investec Woodcote Stakes.

Photo: @EpsomRacecourse
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:29 pm  

Woking Coroners' Court finds Army failed in its duty of care to Deepcut soldier

A coroner's found the Army failed in its duty of care to a young recruit who died at Deepcut Barracks in Surrey more than 20 years ago.

Private Cheryl James - who was 18 - was one of four soldiers who died there amid claims of bullying over seven years.

A fresh inquest has ruled there were too few officers to train recruits.

It also found evidence of inappropriate sexual relationships.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:07 pm  

The long awaited #Surbiton Tennis Trophy is back from tomorrow

Billed as the run up to Wimbledon, it has previously seen the likes of Jo Wilfried Tsonga, Tim Henman and Roger Federer compete.

This weekend will see qualifying, before the main draw on Monday.

The Ladies' and Mens' event, taking place at Surbiton Racket and Fitness Club, is on until next weekend.

Stay tuned to Jackie for the latest from the tournament.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:26 am  

It’s Ladies’ Day at the Epsom Derby

Irish trainer Aidan O’Brien is seeking a sixth victory in the Oaks, the feature race of the day.

O'Brien's 1,000 Guineas winner was runner-up in the Irish Guineas last time out.

The nine contenders are: Architecture, Australian Queen, Diamonds Pour Moi, Harlequeen, Minding, Seventh Heaven, Skiffle, Somehow and Turret Rocks.

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

Today's Topical Tunes at 11.30 is also for Epsom's Ladies. Call the studio now to get your song played on air 0208 288 1078. Lines close at 11.25am.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:08 am  

A writer, best known for her celebrity biographies, has died after allegedly falling from her flat in Battersea

65 year old Wendy Leigh was found dead on Sunday.

She had recently written a book about David Bowie, and it was said she was struggling to come to terms with the death of her mother.

Police have not commented on how they are investigating her death.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:07 am  

Volunteers at museum in Staines recognised with award

Volunteers who run a museum in Staines have been honoured with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.

Spelthorne Museum was founded in 1980 and has been run by the volunteers with financial support from Spelthorne Borough Council.

Besides staffing the museum, they plan exhibitions, run family friendly events and provide an educational service to schools.

Created in 2002, the awards are the highest a voluntary group can receive in the UK.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:30 am  

Shop worker has nose broken in attack in Egham

A shop worker in Egham has had his nose broken in an attack in Budgens.

It’s after a man tried to leave the store in Station Road North with a case of beer without paying.

He was challenged by the staff member during the incident on Saturday May the 7th, and hit him in the face before making off.

Anyone who witnessed the attack should contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:20 am  

Police take Lamborghini for joy-ride in Houslow

Police are being accused of taking a joy ride in a 200-thousand pound Lamborghini, they seized unlawfully, at twice the speed limit.

Officers claimed the car, owned by luxury car hire firm City Supercars, had no insurance and pulled it over on Tuesday as it was being taken to a client near Heathrow Airport.

The car’s hidden tracker recorder shows the car being driven in Hounslow at speeds of 63 and 53 mph – all in 30 mph limit zones.

The Met say’s its investigating the incident.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:56 am  

Thursday, 2 June 2016

Chelsea and Lambeth bridge among those in plans for a 'river gallery'

New Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has announced the plans to create the World’s largest “free outdoor river gallery.”

17 of London’s bridges over the Thames are to be permanently illuminated as part of the scheme.

Those included are Chelsea Bridge, Albert Bridge, also in Chelsea and Lambeth Bridge.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:52 pm  

Fears the Croydon cat killer is back

There are fears the “Croydon cat killer” has struck again.

A city worker from the Rose Hill area of Sutton claims she found a cat which had been decapitated on her way to work yesterday.

36 year old Anna Wojtowicz says she found the feline in Canterbury Road near Morden Tube station.

Another headless cat was also reported earlier this week in Coulsdon.

It’s believed the culprit may have killed as many as 50 pets London wide.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:51 pm  

Twickenham drug raid

Richmond police have seized a quantity of Cannabis from a house in Twickenham.

The drug raid took place just before 8 o’clock this morning in Whitely Way.

A man in his 40's was given a penalty notice for possession of the drugs.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:49 pm  

Security threat on Heathrow to New Jersey BA flight

There’s been a security alert on a British Airways plane from Heathrow to New Jersey.

A threat was reportedly made against the passenger jet which arrived at Newark Liberty airport carrying 206 passengers and 13 crew members.

The aircraft has been moved to a remote section of the airport and luggage is to be rescreened as a precaution.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:38 pm  

Pensioner "falls from roof of his house"

A man in his 90s has reportedly fallen from the roof of a house in Sutton.

Police, paramedics, firefighters and the London Air Ambulance attended the scene on Ash Road earlier.

Further information has not been disclosed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:32 pm  

Labour MP for Streatham Chuka Umunna took the Labour IN for Britain campaign to Oxford today

Labour MP for Streatham Chuka Umunna took the Labour IN for Britain campaign to Oxford today to speak to local businesses.

He’s been campaigning all around the country with the Britain Stronger in Europe group and today he visited the city with MEP Anneliese Dodds.

They had a successful day of discussing the benefits to businesses large and small of remaining IN:

Meanwhile, Leave campaigners believe the UK could have a "fairer and more humane" immigration system if we were to come out of the EU.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:39 pm  

Police officers back on duty after incident in New Malden

Two police officers have returned to duty today after being charged at by a man wielding an axe in New Malden.

Police were called to an address in Kingston Road just after 4 o’clock yesterday afternoon to reports of a man acting aggressively.

The man, thought to have mental health problems, had barricaded himself inside the property with an axe.

When they arrived at the scene, he charged at them, and they had to use their protective shields.

They sustained minor cuts and bruises. The man was taken to hospital.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:44 pm  

Man accused of raping a woman from Fulham has been cleared of harassing her father

A man has been cleared of harassing the father of a woman who claimed he had raped her.

37 year old Alexander Economou was charged with harassment without violence against David de Freitas.

But the court cleared him after believing he “wanted to put the record straight.”

22 year old Eleanor de Freitas from Fulham had accused Mr Economou of rape in 2013: she hanged herself before the case went to court.

The case against him was subsequently dropped.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:43 pm  

Safer cycling campaigners are lobbying London Mayor Sadiq Khan to fulfil his election manifesto pledges on bike safety in the capital

It comes as the latest cyclist to die on London’s roads is named by police.

25 year-old, Magda Tadaj, died of multiple injuries after being hit in Croydon last month.

She moved to London in 2011 to study at South Thames College in Wandsworth, and worked at a Clapham Junction station coffee shop.

The lorry driver was arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving and failing to stop. He is now on bail.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:31 pm  

Leave campaigners claim referendum polling cards have been sent to EU nationals

Campaigners who want to leave the EU are demanding answers over claims referendum polling cards have been sent to ineligible Europeans.

They've written to David Cameron, giving him 24 hours to respond.

Earlier Kingston Council responded to allegations that six EU nationals had been mistakenly registered as being able to vote in the referendum - according to the council the issued has now been resolved.

'Out' supporter Liam Fox explains unlike local elections, EU citizens don't get a say.

A Kingston Council statement in full:

"There have been two reported incidents of EU nationals who have, whether purposefully or not, registered to vote as British citizens. On both occasions, we have amended their details and revoked their ability to vote at the EU Referendum.

Seperately, an error with the electoral registration software we use, which is one of the most popular applications used by local authorities, has meant that four EU nationals have been incorrectly marked as eligible to vote at the upcoming EU Referendum. This was an error with the software, not the applicants, who correctly stated their nationality.

Following an update that was issued by the supplier on 1 June, we were able to identify these four individuals and have withdrawn their ability to vote in the Referendum.

We are confident that these issues have been resolved."
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:23 pm  

Syed Kamall’s football club takes a message of peace to Brussels

A peace promoting football club founded by an MEP from Surbiton has taken its message all the way to terror hit Brussels.

Syed Kamall’s club, Unity of Faith, aims to help vulnerable youngsters through football.

They’ve taken to the pitch with youngsters in the town of Molenbeek, where youth unemployment is as high as 40%

The ringleader of the Paris terror attacks in November, Abdelhamid Abaaoud, also grew up there.

Speaking to Jackie from the town , Mr Kamall says schemes like this are vital to tackle radicalisation.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:28 pm  

A quantity of class B drugs seized in Twickenham

Richmond police have seized a quantity of Cannabis from a house in Twickenham.

The drug raid took place just before 8 o’clock this morning in Whitely Way.

A man in his 40's was given a penalty notice for possession of the drugs.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:22 pm  

Non-eligible citizens were registered to vote in EU referendum in Kingston

Six EU nationals have been mistakenly registered in Kingston as being able to vote in this month’s EU referendum.

Kingston Council has confirmed two EU nationals registered to vote as British citizens, and four were incorrectly added due to a computer glitch.

After a software update was issued yesterday the council identified the four people and have withdrawn their ability to vote in the Referendum.

A Kingston Council spokesperson says "We are confident that these issues have been resolved."

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:53 am  

People of #Tolworth once again cry foul after #Kingston council refuses to clamp down on fly tippers

This is the scene in Broadoaks, just a few weeks after residents and business owners had another mass clean up.

The road, which runs behind the busy Tolworth Broadway, is privately owned by business owners, and so the council has "washed its hands of it."

Yet, people who live in the street are asking why they should pay the amount of council tax they do if their rubbish is left uncollected along with the fly tip mess.

Among the items left out this morning were soiled nappies, a soiled mattress, beer cans and a fridge.

A spokesman for environmental health told us "it's nothing to do with us, you would need to contact land registry to see who owns that part of the road."

However, the building where a large amount of fly tipping has occured, has been empty for a number of years.

Residents believe the area is such a notorious dumping ground, that people come from all over to get rid of their waste without fear of prosecution.

They also say the council's "fly tippers will be prosecuted signs" are laughable, and the fact the signs are there, prove the council is aware it has to take some responsibility.

Business owners along the road claim they do clean their areas, but as soon as they do, the fly tippers move in again.

They are blaming the council's permit arrangements at the borough's dump.

One resident, who wished not to be named, told us "some items are not accepted, so what't the easiest thing to do with them? dump them in a private road. This has been happening for 12 years. During the council elections, the Conservatives promised if they took over from the Liberal Democrats, they would find a solution. That was a lie."

When Radio Jackie asked the council if the road could be sealed off with barriers at each end, we were told in theory yes, but the council would "probably then add double yellow lines, so the exercise would be pointless."
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:39 am  

Kingston Police will be in the Market Place this afternoon on the hunt for more volunteers

Anyone wanting a role at the police station has to be over 18 and must have lived in the UK for at least three years.

The team will be in the market place between 11 and 3 o’clock.

National Volunteering Week started yesterday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:11 am  

The words "Vote Out" appeared on a train travelling from London to Woking

courtesy @LewisAWinter

South West Trains has suspended an employee after a message appearing to support Brexit was put up on the side of a train.

The words "Vote Out" appeared on a digital sign on a train travelling from London to Woking on Monday.

South West Trains said the company had "no position" on the issue of the upcoming EU referendum.

It said any referendum message would have been put on without the company's knowledge or authorisation.

An internal investigation is to be carried out into the matter.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:11 am  

Regeneration project is set to begin in Hounslow

People in Hounslow are to benefit from the borough's first Regeneration and Economic Development Strategy.

The council is aiming to work with partners to attract new investment, development in creative business and affordable housing.

Creative industries such as media and broadcasting are to set to benefit where Hounslow has the highest concentration of these jobs.

New educational and health facilities along with the building of parks and work spaces are to be part of redevelopment of the community.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:11 am  

A man's filmed two men fighting with knives in daylight in Streatham

A driver in Streatham has captured two men fighting with knives on camera and hopes it will help police to catch them.

The footage shows a man lunging at another man with a kitchen knife in front of a terrified cyclist and school children.

The other man makes a dodge before appearing to produce a small weapon from his pocket and chasing him down the street.

The incident happened at around 5.30 pm on 20th April.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am  

Police continue to appeal for help to find a man connected with an assault in Woking

A manhunt is underway for a suspect wanted in connection with an assault in Woking nearly two years ago.

Officers continue to appeal for help to locate 43 year old Vincent Edgell, who they haven’t been able to track down.

Police want to charge him in connection with the assault in Woking in October 2014.

Edgell is described as 6ft 1 tall, white of slim build with hazel eyes. There is an image on our website – head to
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 am  

Police continue to appeal for witnesses after a boy was stabbed in Feltham

Police need information and witnesses to come forward after a teenager was shot in Feltham on Tuesday evening.

Officers were called just before 9.15pm to report of a male suffering from a gunshot injury in Southern Avenue.

The 17-year old victim is in a central London hospital, where he remains in a serious but stable condition.

Detectives believe there were at least two suspects who made off on foot, and urge anyone who can assist the investigation to contact the Trident officers based at Hendon on 101.

There have been no arrests, but enquiries continue.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 am  

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Two people rushed to St George's Hospital in Tooting after a serious collision

The driver of a vehicle and their female passenger were taken to St George’s Hospital in Tooting earlier tonight after a crash.

Police are appealing for witnesses following the serious collision in Wood Street Village in Guildford at around 7.10pm.

A silver Ford Focus collided with a tree, when it left turned off from Frog Grove Lane.

The road remains partially closed as collision investigators examine the scene.

If you witnessed the incident you should call Surrey Police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:39 pm  

A man from Wimbledon jailed for sexually abusing a teenage girl

A man from Wimbledon has been jailed today for two years for sexually abusing a 15-year old girl.

34-year old Fehun Jaffer was found guilty at Blackfriars Crown Court, along with two other men and a woman for their part in the assault.

The victim was purposely befriended, taken to a central London address and after being piled with legal highs and alcohol - she was abused.

An officer who helped bring them to justice says ‘it’s a shocking case of child sexual exploitation, where the defendant targeted young vulnerable girls.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:39 pm  

Officers wish to speak to the man in this CCTV image after an incident in Woking

A CCTV image has been released of a man that Surrey Police need help identifying.

Officers would like to speak to him in connection with an allegation of sexual assault in Woking on Monday 23rd March.

The victim, a woman in her 40s was inappropriately touched by a man who asked her for directions as she walked along Commercial Way.

Anyone who recognises this man or has any information about the incident is urged to contact Surrey Police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:55 pm  

UPDATE: missing Chessington teenager found safe

A 15 year old girl from Chessington who had been missing since Monday has been found safe and well.

Police were concerned about the whereabouts of Isabelle Steptoe Clarke after she left her house at 5pm on Monday and hadn’t been seen since.

The Met Police have thanked the public for their assistance.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:46 pm  

A man's wanted by police after an incident in Woking

A man is wanted by Surrey Police in connection with an assault which happened in Woking in October 2014.

A summons has been generated and despite numerous searches, they have been unable to locate Vincent Edgell.

He’s described as 6ft1, white, of slim build with hazel eyes and is currently believed to be of no fixed address.

Anyone with information should contact Surrey Police.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:09 pm  

Teenager shot in Feltham

Police are appealing for information after a teenager was shot in Feltham.

Officers were called just before 9.15pm on Tuesday following reports of a man suffering a gunshot injury on Southern Avenue.

The 17-year old male victim was taken by London Ambulance to a central London hospital where he remains in stable condition.

Detectives investigating say no arrests have been made but believe there were at least two suspects that made off on foot.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:45 pm  

Film maker busting myths in Croydon

A film maker from Croydon has created a series of videos addressing con-cerns people may have about Islam.

Farhan Qureshi is keen to spread awareness by asking Muslims a variety of questions about topics that are commonly misunderstood.

Some of the subjects tackled include oppression of women, anti-Semitism and the meaning of ‘Jihad’.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:18 pm  

Parking in North Teddington

People in North Teddington are being consulted again on plans to introduce a controlled parking zone.

Richmond Council says the previous consultation last summer didn’t reveal enough support for the idea.

However, after the results of the consultation were published, more than 50% of residents petitioned asking for a controlled zone.

Among those who petitioned, were people living in Teddington Park Road and Arlington Road.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:15 pm  

The long awaited sequel to Mary Poppins is to debut on Christmas Day . . . . 2018

The original film, released in 1964, was based one of 8 books by PL Travers, but none of the others were adapted for the big screen.

The new film stars Roehampton’s Emily Blunt as the magical nanny; she starred in the hit film The Devil Wears Prada.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:05 pm  

Police have named the cyclist killed in an accident in Croydon last Monday

25 year old Magda Tadaj died after she was hit by a lorry in St James’s Road.

A 48 year old driver arrested at the scene on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and failing to stop, has been bailed until September.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:52 am  

Link to statins and the prevention of recurring breast cancer discovered

Statins could stop breast cancer coming back after women have been treated.

Scientists at the Institute of Cancer Research in Sutton say they think the disease sometimes uses cholesterol to help it grow and spread.

By reducing cholesterol, statins could stop that happening.

Doctor Monah Mansoori says 80% of breast cancers are driven by the estrogen hormone, and this can affect that.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:33 am  

Mitcham Library's Hate Crime Awareness Campaign due to launch

At the first event of the awareness week, starting on June the 9th, the library users will be shown how to report a hate crime anonymously via the computers at Mitcham Library.

Additionally, people who have a smart phone will be shown how to download apps such as Life360 (which has a GPS tracker) and the Bsafe app which when activated, records using video and sound, any incident that happens and sends it to the person’s contact list along with their GPS location.

Although this campaign is one of the Merton LGBT+ Forums Projects, the library says it wants to help all communities within Merton.

More awareness activities are also planned for Mitcham Carnival on June the 11th.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:19 am  

Police are still hunting two men wanted for an attack on another man in Epsom

A 19-year-old man was left with a broken nose and cheekbone after being beaten in broad daylight on Sunday the 24th of April.

As the victim was walking past TK Maxx in Epsom High Street, he was assaulted by two men.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

Wandsworth Police release CCTV footage of man connected to assault

Police in Wandsworth investigating an assault have issued CCTV footage of a man they wish to speak to in connection with the incident.

The assault took place at a service station on Queenstown Road in Battersea last month when a shop assistant was punched after challenging a man he suspected of stealing.

The suspect is described as black with a bald head and a short beard. He was wearing one white trainer and one black trainer.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Crimestoppers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:22 am  

Sessions about cycling will be held in Sutton this summer

Dr Bike is back in the saddle this summer, returning to various locations across Sutton to encourage residents to cycle more.

The sessions are also a chance for people to get free safety advice and security marking to keep their bikes safe from theft.

Last year there were over 60 workshops and a record of 43 bikes were checked at a single event- something Dr Bike thinks can be beaten.

They’ll be taking place across the borough in Sutton, Cheam, Worcester Park and Carshalton town centres.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 am  

Update - a teenager was shot in Feltham last night

Enquiries continue after a boy was shot in Feltham late last night.

There was a heavy police presence around the area, after gunshots were heard in Southern Avenue.

The victim, thought to be in his late teens was taken to a hospital in Central London, where he is said to be in a stable condition.

The Trident and Gang Crime Command have been informed, however no arrests have been made.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am  

Exhibition in Fulham to celebrate Monroe's 90th birthday

Rare prints of Marilyn Monroe will feature in an exhibition in Fulham this month to celebrate her birthday.

The Hollywood actress would have been 90 today and The Showroom Presents is showing photographs taken just six weeks before her death.

It also includes Andy Warhol’s famous pop-art portraits and Frank Worth’s photo of her billowing white dress.

Monroe died in 1962, aged 36.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 am  

Croydon is becoming the place to live in London

Croydon is quickly becoming known as London’s ‘third city’, thanks to a £750m cultural investment.

Thousands of new flats are planned for the area and demand is soaring for first time buyers to get a home that comes with ‘lifestyle extras.’

The town-centre is to get a revamp, with 4,000 new homes and a £1.4billion Westfield shopping mall.

There are currently 27 trains an hour into central London, with journeys to London Bridge and Victoria taking less than 17 minutes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 am  

Shooting in Feltham late last night

Heavy Police presence surrounded Feltham after a boy was shot late last night.

Gunshots were heard in Southern Avenue and the victim is thought to be in his late teens.

He was taken to a Central London hospital, where he remains in a stable condition.

No arrests have been made and enquiries continue.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:08 am  

Tuesday, 31 May 2016

A 19-year old has been left with life-threatening injuries in a hospital in Tooting

Police are appealing for witnesses after a serious collision has left a man fighting for his life in St George’s hospital in Tooting.

The collision happened in Frimley on Saturday evening, involving a red mini off-road motorcycle, a Red Renault Clio and a brown Vauxhall Mariva.

It happened at the junction of Ansell Road and Frimley Green Road at around 6pm, and has left the 19-year old motorcycle rider with life-threatening injuries.

Anyone who witnessed the crash or the events leading to it should contact Surrey Police Collision Investigation Unit.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:10 pm  

A builder's been sentenced after the death of a man in Vauxhall in 2013

A builder has admitted health and safety offences after a man died from carbon monoxide poisoning in a dry cleaners in Vauxhall.

63 year old Muhammed Javid Butt was found dead at Taniya Dry Cleaners in Wandsworth Road on 5th October 2013.

A flue pipe was cut during building work at the site, causing the gas to leak into the property.

Keith Morris was sentenced to 8 months imprisonment suspended for two years and 200 hours of unpaid community work.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:19 pm  

Family has lucky escape after a tree falls on their house in Southfields

Firefighters have helped a family after a tree fell onto their home on Augustus Road last night.

The fifteen metre Poplar tree fell from a neighbouring garden onto the semi detached house.

Fire crews comforted the family who were shaken but uninjured.

London Fire Brigade spokesperson said:

“Firefighters role and training covers much more than just fires. As the home owner said it was a miracle that no one was injured. Fire crews worked with a structural engineer and tree surgeon to make the scene safe.”

Earlier, Surrey Fire and Rescue attended a blaze in Staines after an electricity wire fell on a tree and it caught light in Stanwell Moor Road.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:05 pm  

AFC Wimbledon chief executive Erik Samuelson hopes the club's first promotion to League One can help them get a permanent stadium

They're trying to move back to Plough Lane, where the original Wimbledon FC team was once based.

That club relocated to Milton Keynes to become MK Dons, leading to fans forming AFC Wimbledon out of anger.

Samuelson tells us, it'll be up to new London Mayor, and former Tooting MP, Sadiq Khan to okay the plans.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:49 pm  

Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood has become a father again, just two days before his 69th birthday

His wife Sally gave birth to twin girls called Gracie Jane and Alice Rose last night.

They're Wood's fifth and sixth children, but the first for him and his wife, who is 31 years younger than him.

He has a son by his first wife Krissy, and two children and a step-son by his ex wife Jo Wood, whom he lived with in Kingston until their divorce in 2009.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:48 pm  

Members of the RMT union are accusing Southern Train managers of lying to passengers

In a letter released today, it says the company’s constant claim that delays and cancellations are down to “staff sickness,” are false.

The RMT says the shortage of services has been created by Southern’s failure to recruit enough staff to fill the rotas.

The company, which operates out of stations including Epsom, Sutton and Croydon, is seeing around 80 cancellations a day.

At one point, according to company figures, there were 1,066 days of conductor absence over a 32 day period.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:26 pm  

The hunt is continuing for a man who launched an unprovoked attack on a train to Wandsworth Common

Detectives have released a CCTV image of the suspect, who was travelling from Thornton Heath on the evening of April the 23rd.

The man in question was heard shouting abusive language at another passenger, and when two others intervened, he allegedly punched one of them.

The suspect then left the train at Clapham Junction.

It’s hoped other passengers will be able to remember the incident as it happened on St George’s day.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:53 pm  

Wandsworth man pledges 2k walk in heels

A man from Wandsworth has pledged to walk the first and last kilometre of his 50km charity night walk challenge in high heels if his fundraising target reaches £1,000.

David Allen, 28, is taking part in Walk50, an event organised by Dimbleby Cancer Care to celebrate its 50th anniversary.

David, who is the creative director of 77 Diamonds said: “To add an extra bit of a challenge I have stated that if I raise £1,000, I will do the first and last kilometres in high heels, which I am sure will be an experience having never worn them before!”

The charity was set up in 1966 in memory of broadcaster Richard Dimbleby and is based at Guy’s and St Thomas’ hospitals in London. It provides practical and psychological support to people living with cancer and to their families and carers. The charity is also developing a website resource to help people find care and support services nearest to them.

Walk50 takes place around London on Friday the 10th of June.

You can support David here:

For more information or to sign up and take part, visit:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:14 pm  

It's celebration time for The Dons

Adebayo Akinfenwa says it still feels "surreal" that AFC Wimbledon have been promoted to England's third tier for the first time.

They beat Plymouth 2-0 in the League Two play-off final - and the squad are now heading to Las Vegas to celebrate.

"The Beast" is something of a club legend, but Akinfenwa's contract isn't being renewed.

He says there's more celebrating to be done before he leaves.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:37 pm  

Refugees welcome in Richmond

Concerned residents in Richmond have come together to find homes for some of the 20,000 refugees the UK has pledged to accept over the next 5 years.

A new group called Refugees Welcome in Richmond, is working with the local authority, faith communities and other groups to try and find homes for refugees.

They’re also organising an evening of inspiring stories and reflections on the Syrian refugee crisis from 7pm on Thursday 30th June at St Mary’s University in Twickenham.

You can register for this free event here.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:50 am  

Appeal for missing WWI medals

Surrey Police is asking for the public’s help tracking down four World War One medals.

They were reported stolen from an address in Farnham on Monday 11th April while the owner was in respite care, and hold sentimental value as they belonged to the person's late grandfather.

One is a victory medal and another, which is red, white and green, was awarded by the Italian Government.

Surrey Police urges anybody with any information to call 101 quoting 45160029229 or you can use the online reporting system found at and enter the reference number in the ‘Additional information' section.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:19 am  

Public loo closures

Wandsworth is one of ten areas in the UK, which now have no council-run public toilets.

Nearly 1,800 facilities have closed across the UK in the last decade, due to budget cuts.

Public toilets have been around for more than 150 years but there is no legal requirement for local authorities to provide them.

Some closed sites have undergone extreme makeovers, including a wine bar in Clapham, while old toilets in Kingston and Lambeth have been turned into art galleries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:39 am  

Gardener ordered to pay £100,000 compensation

A cowboy gardener from Epsom has been ordered to pay nearly £100,000 in compensation after he conned vulnerable victims out of thousands of pounds.

Benjamin Brown, 62, appeared via video-link at Guildford Crown Court earlier this month.

Brown has three months to pay, otherwise he faces an additional two years in jail.

He targeted vulnerable residents in Sutton, Wallington, Richmond and Twickenham between 2006 and 2012.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:27 am  

Twickenham Academy needs new management

Twickenham Academy is destined for new management, after it was rated "inadequate" in a recent Ofsted report.

Poor management, bad student behaviour and poor performance in core subjects were highlighted when the school was inspected in April.

In September, the trust that has run the academy since 2010 will step away and allow an executive new management team to take over.

The head teachers of Teddington and Waldegrave will implement a plan aimed a raising standards and better outcomes for pupils.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:30 am  

Hounslow council is one of the greenest boroughs thanks to new project

Hounslow council is one of the greenest boroughs and is leading the way in saving energy costs.

With support from the London Mayor, the council has installed over 6,000 solar panels on the rooftop of Western International Market.

This will minimise export to the national grid and is the largest panel installation that uses battery storage in Europe.

The project will save £143,000 in energy costs and will cut emissions by more than 780 tonnes per year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 am  

Several plaques unveiled for 70th anniversary of Heathrow

Joanna Lumley will unveil several plaques today to mark Heathrow’s 70th anniversary.

The busiest airport in the UK says each will represent ‘an iconic moment of British culture’ from the past seven decades.

More than 20-million flights have taken off from Heathrow, with more than two billion passengers travelling through its terminals.

The most common destinations to fly to include New York, Dublin and Dubai.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:30 am  

Residents in Richmond should be vigilant against calls

Residents in Richmond should be wary against calls claiming to be about Tax rebates.

Last week, the council were alerted when a call was made to tell someone they were paying too much Council Tax.

They were told they were entitled to a 10% rebate if they paid a £70 fee - fortunately when the resident rang the council, they were advised it was a scam.

Advice from the council is to be vigilant against calls regarding making claims.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am  

AFC will play in League with MK Dons next season

AFC Wimbledon were promoted into the third tier for the first time in their history, after winning at Wembley last night.

The Dons secured their place after beating Plymouth Argyle 2-0 in the League Two play-off final and will now play in the same League as MK Dons.

Lyle Taylor turned in Callum Kennedy’s cross for his 23rd goal of the season and Adebayo Akinfenwa scored a penalty in the 11th minute of injury time.

Argyle, who topped the Championship back in 2004 will remain in League Two for a sixth season.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 am  

Police want to speak to anyone who witnessed a fatal collision in Chertsey

Police continue to appeal for witnesses after a fatal collision in Chertsey on Friday evening.

A white Kawasaki motorcycle and a white Audi A5 collided at around 6pm in London Road.

The motorcyclist in his 60's was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency services, and the road was closed for several hours.

Officers want to speak to anyone who witnessed what happened and urge anyone with information to contact the Collision Investigation Unit.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 am  

Police appeal for witnesses after a serious collision in Hounslow

Officers continue to appeal for witnesses after a serious collision in Hounslow during the early hours of Saturday morning.

The Ambulance services attended after the crash between a mini-cab and a van at the Whitton Road junction with Station Road.

The driver of the mini-cab was found injured, along with his two passengers, and the driver of the van had to be cut out of his vehicle after hitting a lamppost.

Police are keen to trace the passenger in the van – they are concerned for his welfare as he’s thought to be injured but left the scene before they arrived.

Any witnesses or anyone with any information that can help trace the passenger of the van is asked to call the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 020 8542 5157.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 am  

Monday, 30 May 2016

Anti-third runway campaigners celebrate Heathrow's 70th birthday

Earlier today anti-third runway campaigners celebrated Heathrow’s 70th birthday.

At midday 70 red ‘no 3rd Runway’ balloons were released from the Green in Harmondsworth.

The area including 783 homes, will be demolished if a third runway gets the go ahead later this summer.

The Shadow Chancellor and MP for Hayes and Harlington John McDonnell will also be making a speech.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:15 pm  

Investigations continue following Hampton supermarket incident

Investigations continue into the attempted murder of four women in Hampton.

66-year-old Ethem Aydin Orhon has been charged with four counts of attempted murder and one count of possession of an offensive weapon.

This follows the incident outside a supermarket on Friday the 20th of May.

He’s been remanded in custody to appear at Kingston Crown Court on 17th June.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:15 pm  

AFC Wimbledon beat Plymouth 2-0 at Wembley

AFC Wimbledon have beaten Plymouth 2-0 at Wembley tonight in the League two play-off final.

They have been promoted to the third tier of English football for the first time.

Meaning they’ll play next season in the same division as MK Dons – the club controversially formed via Wimbledon FC moving north in 2003.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:15 pm  

Police stop burglary in Raynes Park as it happens

Merton police have prevented a burglary at a house under renovation in Raynes Park.

Officers were tipped off by a member of the public who claimed they saw two suspicious men entering the empty property in Durham Road late last Thursday.

Upon arrival at the empty house, with the helps of the dog unit, they arrested two men.

When they searched the men's house, they found tools (pictured) that had been reported as stolen.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:48 pm  

Wandsworth council is using an undercover squad of "litter busters" to target fly-tipping hot-spots across the borough

The team will be working in plain clothes to target residents, landlords and businesses who break litter laws.

They will also focus attention on builders and tradesmen "whose waste is often fly-tipped on street corners."

The squad will be able to use small, portable CCTV cameras, which can be moved around to gather evidence to prosecute fly-tippers and litterbugs.

Their work schedules will also be staggered so that they can work outside of normal working hours, and at times of the day and night when professional fly-tippers are allegedly at their most active.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:44 pm  

Man missing from Clapham has been found

Police appealing for the public's help to trace a missing man from Clapham, have located him.

55 year old Howard Carlton, has been found safe and well.

The Chelsea fan had been missing for almost a week.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:35 pm  

The Dons do it in style #afcwimbledon #Wombley

Lyle Taylor and Adebayo Akinfenwa fired AFC Wimbledon into League One for the first time as they beat Plymouth 2-0 in the League Two play-off final at Wembley earlier.

Fourteen years after the original Wimbledon was moved to Milton Keynes, Neal Ardley's men booked their place in England's third highest league, setting up a meeting with rivals MK Dons and completing a remarkable rise from their ninth-tier start in 2002.

In a game that produced few chances, it took until the 78th minute for Taylor to make the breakthrough as he slotted the ball past Argyle goalkeeper Luke McCormick.

With several minutes of injury time added on, Wimbledon were awarded a penalty with almost the final kick of the game which Akinfenwa powered home after a heated discussion with regular penalty taker Callum Kennedy.

It was Wimbledon who went closest in the opening exchanges, and it came from a free-kick as the ball was lofted into the back post with Taylor waiting eight yards out, but he couldn't get the touch to take it past McCormick.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:32 pm  

Will Lucky Pants win if for AFC Wimbledon...?!

An underwear company from Wimbledon, called 'Lucky Pants', is hoping to help AFC Wimbledon win their Wembley fixture this afternoon.

The company has sent 38 pairs of pants to the team, ahead of the biggest game in their history.

The Dons will face Plymouth Argyle and the winner will be promoted to League One.

Stay tuned to Jackie for more updates.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:27 pm  

AFC Wimbledon get set for Wembley

The Dons are preparing for their massive playoff final against Plymouth Argyle later.

Thousands of AFC Wimbledon fans will be descending on on Wembley, hoping to celebrate a promotion to League One if they win. It would be their first time in the third tier since their formation in 2002.

Ex-player of the year Antony ‘Frankie’ Howard has sent his former teammates this message, all the way from the US.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:16 pm  

Police appeal for witnesses after fatal collision in Merstham

Surrey Police are appealing for witnesses after a fatal collision involving an Audi A3 in Merstham this morning (30th May).

Officers were called to Gatton Bottom at 6.31am following a report that a grey Audi A3 had hit a tree at the side of the road.

The driver, a man in his 20s, was pronounced dead at the scene; his next of kin have been informed. The passenger, also a man in his 20s, suffered minor injuries and was taken to East Surrey Hospital as a precaution.

Gatton Bottom is currently closed at the junction with the A23 and Markedge Lane while the investigation continues.

Officers are appealing for anyone who may have any information about the collision to contact Surrey Police by calling 101 or report it online at and quote the reference number P16121608.

Alternatively you can report any information anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:42 am  

Find out about fostering in Wandsworth on Tuesday

Wandsworth Council are holding an information evening about fostering on Tuesday 31st May.

The Mayor is inviting people to the Town Hall where they can talk with the Wandsworth fostering service, current foster carers and some young people in care.

The council is constantly looking for new recruits, who must be between 25 and 60 and in good health. Carers can be single or married, straight or gay, a homeowner or renting, and from any cultural background. All they need is a spare bedroom and a willingness to provide a home for a child in need.

The event starts at 6.30 in the Council Chamber, and you can find more information at or call (020) 8871 6666 to chat to the team.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:35 am  

AFC Wimbledon face Plymouth at Wembley

The Dons are preparing for their massive playoff final against Plymouth Argyle later.

Thousands of AFC Wimbledon fans will be descending on on Wembley, hoping to celebrate a promotion to League One if they win. It would be their first time in the third tier since their formation in 2002.

The match kicks off at 3pm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:46 am  

Killer at Bronzefield loses damages claim

Serial killer Joanna Dennehy has lost her High Court claim for entitlement to damages for human rights violations after being segregated at HMP Bronzefield.

The 33-year-old claimed she had been left “upset” after being put in solitary confinement at the prison in Ashford.

Dennehy was given a whole life sentence in 2014 for murdering three men.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:52 am  

Kingston to join South London Waste Partnership

Merton Council is considering a south London-wide solution to keep streets clean as part of the South London Waste Partnership.

The joint initiative involves Merton, Sutton Croydon and Kingston council’s.

The plans were unveiled as Veolia emerged from a joint procurement process as the preferred bidder for delivering waste collection and street cleaning services across the four boroughs.

A spokesman for Merton Council said the proposed solution would mean a “better, cleaner service for less money.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 am  

Sunday, 29 May 2016

England win at Twickenham

England have beaten Wales in their rugby union international at Twickenham.

They recovered from a poor start to win 27-13.

England's tries came from Luther Burrell, Anthony Watson, Ben Youngs, Marland Yarde and Jack Clifford.

They'll now travel to Australia for a three-match Test series.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:06 pm  

Sutton Britain's Got Talent singer thanks fans

The Sutton singer Wayne Woodward has thanked his followers after he lost out on the top prize in the Britain’s Got Talent show last night.

Wayne has tweeted that he’ll be back and expressed affection for his fans.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:12 pm  

New Hounslow mayor elected

Councillor Ajmer Grewal, ward member for Hounslow Central, has been elected Mayor of Hounslow.

Daanish Saeed, ward member for Cranford is the new deputy mayor.

Councillor Grewal said she is looking forward to bringing communities together and highlighting a ‘vibrant’ Hounslow.

Her chosen charities for the year are the Alzheimer’s Society and Hounslow Association for the Blind.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:06 pm  

Kingston rower, Moe Sbihi wins gold at Rowing World Cup

Surbiton rower, Moe Sbihi, has won gold in the coxless men’s four at the Rowing World Cup.

The event is taking place in Lucerne in Switzerland.

Australia and the Netherlands came in second and third.

Sbihi will be heading to the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro this summer.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:25 pm  

Sutton singer thanks his supporters after BGT

The Sutton singer Wayne Woodward has thanked his followers after he lost out on the top prize in the Britain’s Got Talent show.

Wayne has tweeted that he’ll be back and expressed affection for his fans.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:20 pm  

The end of going Dutch for ten-pin bowling in Tolworth

It’s a bittersweet end to a bowling competition between Tolworth and the Dutch town of Delft.

The Dutch visitors have been playing at the Charrington Bowl but this is the last exchange after 32 years.

Chairman of the exchange Peter Mitchell says the lessons learnt are often away from the game - the Dutch speak very good English though

they revert to their native language when they argue.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:08 am  

Top tennis player's comments on Zika virus echo those of Kingston professor

Novak Djokovic has described the prospect of the Olympics being postponed or cancelled as unthinkable.

The tennis player’s concern follows similar comments by a Kingston Professor Mark Fielder.

More than 100 leading scientists have backed a letter saying that staging the games in Rio would be unethical given the dangers.

That has been rejected by the World Health Organisation and Professor Fielder who says global air travel means the spread of the virus cannot be stopped.

The expert in microbiology says it’s better for travellers to follow health advice particularly pregnant women.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:20 am  

Kingston residents gambling on their future

Residents in Kingston can now have their say on whether casinos should be allowed to operate in the borough.

Kingston Council is asking residents to get involved on the recently-launched consultation on a new gambling policy.

During previous discussions the people of Kingston have not welcomed casinos.

To take part, visit
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:07 am  

Stamford Bridge plans to increase their capacity - possibly using bricks

Chelsea Football Club want to expand the capacity of its stadium to 60,000 and they might buy brickworks to build it.

The planned £500m ground would need about six million bricks – a trade magazine said that’s enough to build 200 London houses.

It’s understood the club will be learning lessons from work on the Tate Modern extension, where problems sourcing bricks delayed its' opening.

Stamford Bridge can currently hold 41,000 – but if approved capacity will be increased by 19,000.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:30 am  

Woman has spoken after an evening attack in Croydon

A woman has described the moment she fought off her attacker during an evening walk in Croydon.

The victim in her 40's was grabbed from behind as her necklace was ripped from her - as she tried to fight back she was punched to the ground.

The attack happened in Sutherland Road at around 7.45pm on May 13th.

Detectives are appealing for help to trace the suspect, who is described as a black male in his late teens or early 20s and about 5ft 7ins tall.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 am  

DJ from Brooklands Radio in Weybridge is raising money for charity

A DJ from a Weybridge-based radio station is taking part in a marathon broadcast to raise funds for charity.

James Pearce is raising money for the Woking & Sam Beare Hospices New Build Appeal during the 24-hour period on Brooklands Radio.

The New Build Appeal is hoping to raise £3.4m to help renovate existing hospices and provide care in a new building in Goldsworth Park.

James says he hopes to raise awareness for such a superb local cause.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 am  

Police continue to appeal for witnesses as a man is killed in a collision in Chertsey

Police continue to appeal for witnesses after a man died following a collision in Chertsey on Friday evening.

A white Kawasaki motorcycle and a white Audi A5 were involved in the fatal collision at about 6pm in London Street, near the Crown Hotel.

An air ambulance was called, but the man in his 60's was pronounced dead at the scene.

Anyone who witnessed what happened or has any other information should contact the Collision Investigation Unit on 01483 639922, quoting incident reference P16119459.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:20 am  

Singer from Sutton is runner up in BGT final

A swing singer from Sutton has come in second place in the final of Britain’s Got Talent.

Wayne Woodward sang his rendition of a Nina Simone’s ‘Feeling Good’ in last night’s live show.

Wayne had a large following and was favourite to win late yesterday afternoon, but was beaten by Soldier Magician Richard Jones.

He’s the first magician to win the talent show in its 10 year history, and goes away with £250,000 aswell as the chance to appear at the Royal Variety Performance.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:05 am  

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