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Saturday, 16 July 2016

Two jailed following Norbury robbery

Two men have been jailed after they entered a pawnbrokers in Norbury armed with an imitation gun and stole £15,000.

As well as the cash, the pair took six trays of jewellery and the shop workers’ mobile phones.

23-year-old Madelo Payi was imprisoned for eight and a half years, and 22-year-old Daniel Campbell was jailed for six years.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:29 pm  

Police appeal for witnesses of road incident near Wisley

Police are appealing for witnesses to a road rage incident which started as a minor collision on the A3 near Wisley.

It happened on Saturday 2nd July around 5 pm.

Two motorists stopped in the lay-by just before the M25 junction heading north.

The victim was trying to exchange details when he was assaulted and had his mobile phone thrown into the road.

The suspect got back into his grey BMW convertible car and drove off.

He’s described as black, of muscular build, around 5ft 9ins tall, aged between 20 and 30 years, with close cut hair and a bushy beard.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:56 pm  

Kante confirmed to move to Chelsea

Chelsea Football Club have confirmed the signing of N’Golo Kante on a five year contract.

The 25-year-old French midfielder is to make the move from Premier League victors Leicester for a reported 32 million pounds.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:17 pm  

Consultation on New Community Parking Zone

A public consultation has been launched on the introduction of a new Community Parking Zone just north of Twickenham Green.

It follows a series of requests from residents with more than 50% of households supporting petitions.

The consultation will run until Friday 9th September.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:41 am  

Chelsea care worker jailed for fraud

A worker has been jailed for fraud at a care home in Chelsea.

55-year-old care assistant Angela McIntyre conned a 93-year-old pensioner into thinking she was doing her shopping.

Over five months, McIntyre obtained 23 cheques from the victim totaling £4,800.

McIntyre was sentenced at Isleworth Crown Court to a 12 month suspended sentence and ordered to pay costs of £50 per month for two years.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:49 am  

Redevelopment in Kingston

Residents are being given the opportunity to express their views on the redevelopment of part of North Kingston.

The North Kingston Development Brief follows on from two previous consultations in 2012 and 2014.

It gives residents, landowners and developers the chance to have a say on the plans for the regeneration of the key part of the town.

The consultation runs until September 5.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:22 am  

Kingston's International Youth Arts Festival

Kingston’s International Youth Arts Festival is back.

In its 8th year, there’s something happening every night at venues across the borough including music and circus acts.

The Royal Gala Night, at the Rose Theatre was attended by HRH The Earl of Wessex, who is also the festival’s president.

Here’s newly appointed Festival Director, Andy Currums:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:20 am  

New PM against expansion of Heathrow according to HACAN

Anti-Heathrow campaign group HACAN claims to have evidence the new Prime Minister is against expansion at the airport.

The group says it has unearthed archive material posted on Theresa May’s old website, which she wrote
in response to the decision by the Labour Government to give the go-ahead to a third runway in 2009.

On it, she apparently posted the below;

“I know from all the letters and emails I get that many local people will be devastated by the Government’s decision. A third runway will result in thousands of additional flights, increased noise and more pollution for thousands of people. The Government’s promises on the environmental impact of this are not worth the paper they are written on – there are no planes currently on the market that would allow them to meet their noise and carbon dioxide targets. As I suspected all along, the Government paid no attention to the opinions expressed by members of the public and have decided to push ahead with expansion despite all the environmental warnings. We need a better Heathrow, not a bigger Heathrow.”

HACAN chair John Stewart said, “There must now be a real question mark over a third runway. Heathrow will argue that its proposals now offer more to residents than the 2009 plan but these archives make very clear that we have a Prime Minister who has expressed strong opposition to Heathrow expansion.”

Leading members of May’s cabinet have also been opponents of a third runway.

For one, Boris Johnson, the new Foreign Secretary, has famously said he would "lie in front of the bulldozers to stop expansion."
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am  

Sutton wins Public Sector Communications Award

Sutton’s campaign against litter has won the council an award.

The "Six Weeks Clean Streets Sutton" campaign earlier this year won the Community Relations Campaign of the Year award for showing improvement in engagement and positive action in changing behaviour.

It was handed out at the UK Public Sector Communications Awards at the Emirates Stadium.

The campaign used innovative ways to encourage people to stop dropping litter. These included bringing Batman and Superman to Sutton and asking smokers to vote for the best superhero of the two by using cigarette ballot bins.

The campaign led to a 22% reduction of litter between March and May and 30% less cigarette litter.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:16 am  

Smash burglary in Walton

Police have released a CCTV image of a man on a bicycle wanted in connection with a burglary at Artielli Jewellers in Walton.

It happened on June 15th at around 7am, when intruders got into the shop by smashing through the front window.

Around £6,000 worth of goods were reported stolen.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:29 am  

Poor road repairs in Ewell

A Ewell County Councillor has challenged Surrey County Council over the quality of its road repairs.

Jan Mason told a council meeting that resurfacing of the pavement of Lansdowne Road was so poor that weeds began to grow through the new pavement within three days.

Borough Councillor Clive Smitheram who represents West Ewell is also concerned that the work is a complete waste of taxpayers’ money.

Cabinet Councillor John Furey replied that the repairs are checked at least once and if it goes wrong, the contractors must rectify it.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:21 am  

Friday, 15 July 2016

Chelsea in fight to keep Costa

Reports have once again surfaced in Spain suggesting Chelsea striker Diego Costa wants to move back to Atletico Madrid.

It’s claimed the 27-year-old has told the Blues that he wishes to return to his former club after two years at Stamford Bridge.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:34 pm  

1 in 5 visitors to London’s Royal Parks leave their litter on the ground

More than 3,000 tonnes of waste is collected by park teams every year at a cost of more than £1.7million.

Research carried out by Keep Britain Tidy also reveals that 1/4 women drop litter compared to 1/5 men.

The Royal Parks encompass Richmond and Bushy as well as Brompton Cemetery and Hyde Park.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:47 pm  

Serial thief sentenced to total of 52 months for ram raids

A 24-year-old man has been sentenced to a total of 12 months and 2 weeks in jail to be served in addition to his original sentence of 40 months imprisonment.

Jimmy Loveridge, previously of Chertsey Road, Chobham, had already pleaded guilty and is currently serving 40 months imprisonment at Lewes Prison in connection with a ram raid at Mercedes-Benz World, Weybridge which occurred in December 2014.

Loveridge appeared at Guildford Crown Court yesterday, where he again pleaded guilty to further allegations of conspiracy to commit burglary and conspiracy to steal in relation to a ram raid at Spar in Elstead, in December 2014, where a large quantity of cash was stolen and resulted in the total damage of an estimated £18,780 and significant cost to replace the machine.

Following this, he was sentenced to serve, in total, 52 months to run concurrently with his original sentence, meaning he will serve 12 additional months.

He also pleaded guilty to possession of a mobile phone whilst detained and was sentenced to serve 2 weeks in prison in addition to his original 40 month conviction.

Temporary Detective Chief Inspector Shaun Anderson said: "Loveridge is a serial thief and shows little compassion to public property which has resulted in him being involved in a spree of ATM thefts.

I am pleased that Loveridge has received this additional sentence and I hope this reassures the public that criminals like him will be identified and brought to justice.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:02 pm  

Police in Epsom release CCTV image of a man they wish to speak to

Police have released a CCTV image of man they wish to speak to after a teenage girl was attacked on a bus in Epsom.

She was pushed off the number 406 bus by a male passenger after refusing to get off the bus following a discussion with the bus driver.

The incident happened on the morning of May the 4th as the bus stopped on Epsom Road outside Ede Court.

The man in the image is described as around 50 or 60-years-old, balding and wearing a dark blue bomber jacket and pale blue jeans.

Anyone with information should call Surrey Police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:17 pm  

London Mayor Sadiq Khan doesn't want a third runway at Heathrow

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has urged Theresa May to approve a second runway at Gatwick as quickly as possible.

He claims expanding the airport instead of Heathrow is the better option for the south-east.

Mr Khan describes it as one of the first major tests for the new Prime Minister.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:20 pm  

Stabbing in Isleworth

A man in his twenties has been taken to a London hospital in a critical condition after being stabbed in Isleworth last night.

Emergency services were called to the scene in Richmond Road where the victim was found with stab wounds to his neck and chest.

A 25-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident. He is currently detained in a west London Police station.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:14 pm  

The French flag is flying at half-mast outside the Hounslow Civic Centre

Hounslow Councillor Steve Curran has issue at statement following last night’s attack in Nice.

He says “We are all deeply shocked by this horrific attack.”

The French tricolour flag is flying at half-mast outside the Hounslow Civic Centre as a mark of respect.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:53 am  

Body found in Croydon by officers investigating a missing man

Police investigating the whereabouts of missing Christopher Haar, have found the body of a man in Croydon.

The discovery was made in woodlands near to Kenley Areodrome last night.

At this stage, the death is not being treated as suspicious.

A post-mortem examination will be held in due course.

Mr Haar was last seen on Wednesday. His family has been informed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:25 am  

Education Secretary and Putney Mp Justin Justine Greening speaks after Nice attack

Authorities in France say more than ten children are among 84 people killed in the Nice terror attack.

A lorry zigzagged at speed into a crowd of people watching a Bastille Day fireworks display.

The driver was later shot dead by police.

President Hollande has called what happened a "monstrous act of terror".

Here, a spokesman for Theresa May has called what's happened in Nice a "terrible incident" and expressed shock and concern.

Education Secretary and Putney MP Justine Greening says she's being kept up to date with the situation.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:37 am  

59 year-old woman is taken to hospital after being hit by a bus in Clapham Junction

A 59 year-old woman suffered head injuries after being hit by a bus in Clapham Junction.

Police were called to Falcon Road by the London Ambulance Service at 11.50 pm last night.

According to police, the bus driver failed to stop at the scene but has since been traced.

The woman was taken to a south London hospital in a serious but not life threatening condition.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:30 am  

Twickenham police station warned Pokemon Go players

Pokemon GO players have been told to keep away from Twickenham police station as the game starts to spread across the capital.

Police in Richmond said its Twickenham station is not a ‘Poke stop’ where gamers can try to catch and train their Pokemon creatures.

Drivers risk three points and a £100 fine if they are caught playing at the wheel.

Creatures have been pictured at Buckingham Palace, London Zoo, Downing Street, the London Eye, and the Southbank
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:34 am  

Surrey Cricket League: Exiles hope for better weather

Old Pete’s will look to extend their lead in the Surrey Cricket League’s Premier Division when they travel to Bec Old Boys tomorrow.

Early front-runners Norwood Exiles will be hoping for better weather when they host Ham & Petersham at Tolworth Court.

Rain has forced the abandonment of three of their games so far this season.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:18 am  

Thursday, 14 July 2016

A man's been convicted at Isleworth Crown Court of engaging in sexual activity with a child

A man’s been convicted at Isleworth Crown Court of engaging in sexual activity with a child.

23 year old Camaine Callender from Notting Hill was found guilty of four counts of sexual activity with a child between 24th August 2014 and 31st December 2014.

He was arrested on 18th March 2015 after a teenage girl told police that Callender had been having sex with her.

He’d been known to the victim.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:15 pm  

Kingston MP James Berry has given his opinion on Boris Johnson's appointment as Foreign Secretary

Social media is awash with satire about the new Foreign Secretary.

But not everyone thinks Boris Johnson is a joke.

Kingston MP James Berry says he’s sure Mr Johnson will get the job done.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:01 pm  

19 year old charged with arson in #Staines

Surrey Police have charged a 19-year-old man in connection with an arson attack at an address in Staines on Monday.

The fire took place inside a ground floor flat in Leacroft at around 9.30pm and although no one was inside the premises at the time, the blaze caused significant fire damage to the bedroom and significant smoke damage to the living room.

Following an extensive Surrey Police investigation, officers charged 19-year-old Joshua Cowley with Arson with intent to endanger life in connection with this attack.

Detective Constable Sophie Best said: "If you think you witnessed something suspicious, we urge you to come forward with any information as this could help us piece together the versions of events that led to this incident.”

If you have any further information, please call Surrey Police on 101, quoting crime reference 45160059494.

Information can also be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:56 pm  

Police in Carshalton are investigating a report of a 14-year-old girl being racially abused by a male occupant of a passing vehicle

He’s alleged to have shouted a racist taunt and threw water at her whilst she waited for a bus.

The teenager was standing alone at the bus stop near Favourite Chicken in Green Wrythe Lane on the afternoon of June the 29th.

The passing vehicle is described as silver and of medium size
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:50 pm  

RSPCA "cannot help" stranded deer

Residents in a part of Surbiton say they don't know what to do after a deer wandered into their gardens and appears to have got stuck.

The animal is still in Chadwick Place.

A resident told us the RSPCA says it cannot help.

A charity spokesman issued this statement earlier.

We're very grateful to all the animal-lovers out there who call us to report an animal in distress and, where necessary, we do our best to send our officers and inspectors out to as many reports as possible. We receive one call every 30 seconds so we have to prioritise the most urgent calls and, in many instances, our call handlers give advice to callers instead.

Today (14 July), we were called by a concerned member of the public about a deer that was trapped in a garden in Surbiton. We asked them to leave the deer until dark and open any gates etc so it could find its own way out of the garden.

We would not want to try interfere with the deer - unless it was physically entangled, ensnared or trapped - as this is likely to cause unnecessary stress to the animal, something that can have a particularly negative impact on deer.

If the deer doesn't leave overnight then we'd ask the residents to call us again so we can try to help.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:04 pm  

#Epsom MP Chris Grayling appointed as Transport secretary

The MP for Epsom, and former Leader of the Commons, had led Mrs May's campaign for PM.

He was also on "Team Brexit."
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:41 pm  

Four pets missing after dog walker's van stolen in Streatham

Four dogs are missing after a dog walker’s van was stolen on Glennie Road in Streatham yesterday.

A thief drove off in the van with 5 pets, before abandoning a male dog in Sydenham.

It’s believed they may have been dumped in different areas on route out of London.

Angela Norton, owner of Complete Pet Care is offering a substantial reward for their safe return.

The dogs still missing are a black and white Lurcher , a Cockerpoo, a Yorkshire Terrier and a white Cavapoo.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:25 pm  

Update: Man dies as result of tree falling on to his car in #Chertsey

Following a large tree falling on to passing vehicles in Chertsey on Sunday, Surrey Police has confirmed that the 26-year-old man who was a passenger in a white Mini Cooper convertible has died as a result of his injuries.

His family and next of kin are being supported by police at this time.

The seven-year-old female passenger remains in a critical condition, while the condition of a 17-year-old male passenger is described as improving.

The driver of the Mini and two occupants from a grey Mercedes B Class were taken to St Peter's Hospital but were all released after being treated.

The road was closed for around five hours while emergency services, including fire and ambulance crews, dealt with the incident and tree surgeons attended to remove the tree from the carriageway.

A spokesman from Surrey Council said the tree was on private property, and therefore not the Council's responsibility.

Anyone who witnessed the incident, or with any other information, is asked to contact Surrey Police on 101, quoting incident reference P16155123.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:47 pm  

The Glossop Memorial in Isleworth has been restored

A piece of history in Isleworth has been restored to its former glory.

Joint efforts from The Isleworth Society, Heritage of London and the Council have renewed The Glossop Memorial.

The water fountain has held its place in Upper Square since 1970 and improvements included adding a Portland Stone and renewing panel lettering.

Councillor Ajmer Grewal officially cut the ribbon to celebrate the refurbishment.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:26 pm  

A teenager has been viciously attacked in a playground in Ewell

The 14 year old was sitting on swings with his friend in Gibraltar Recreation Ground when he was robbed by two older boys.

They grabbed his phone and bag, before hitting him, leaving him with severe dental trauma, which he’s since had surgically corrected.

Police are asking any witnesses to the attack on the afternoon of Friday July the 1st, to come forward and call them on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:47 am  

The daughter of a woman who died at St George’s in Tooting says she is still waiting for a public apology, three years on

Janet Wooding, who was being treated for a brain aneurism, died after she developed a condition called Metabolic Acidosis.

The family claims junior doctors failed to tell neurosurgeons that the 54 year old had contracted it before they operated on her.

Her daughter Dionne says it’s the pre - op care that’s at fault.

At an inquest, the Hospital said even if the acidosis had been reported, it was so rare, its cause would not have been discovered, and treatment would not have saved Mrs Wooding.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:41 am  

MP for Carshalton & Wallington is calling for Southern Rail to be sacked

MP for Carshalton & Wallington, Tom Brake’s online petition calling for Southern Rail to be sacked has gained over 1,500 signatures.

He wants Rail Minister, Claire Perry, to put TFL in charge.

Mr Brake says the service is “appalling”, and constant strike action is leading to a dire travel ‘experience’ for hard working commuters.

Rail operator, Govia Thameslink Railway, claims a reduced timetable will help improve reliability after axing 341 services.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:41 am  

Fire at a disused warehouse in Croydon

Four fire engines and 21 firefighters tackled a fire at a disused warehouse in Croydon this morning.

The blaze damaged a small portion of the roof of the three-storey building in Waddon Marsh.

Crews wore breathing apparatus while extinguishing the flames.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:16 am  

Runnymede and Weybridge MP Philip Hammond is the new Chancellor

The new chancellor has ruled out an emergency Budget.

Runnymede and Weybridge MP Philip Hammond, who was appointed by Theresa May last night, says there doesn't need to be one following the UK's decision to leave the EU.

He replaces the ousted George Osborne at Number 11, and has been reacting to his appointment:


The new prime minister will continue to form her government today as she spends her first full day in Downing Street. She's already appointed Boris Johnson as foreign secretary, and Amber Rudd is home secretary
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:32 am  

UPDATE - Battersea industrial estate hit by major fire

Up to 100 firefighters have tackled a major blaze that broke out close to one of the UK's busiest railway stations.

Trains were hit with delays for more than six hours because of the fire in Battersea, just meters away from Clapham Junction station.

Fire crews were called to Parkfield Industrial Estate at 8.50 pm yesterday.

Southern Trains had warned of delays on trains across the whole of its network, but services were later restored.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:13 am  

We’re in the middle of scam awareness month

Consumers in the UK collectively lose over £9 billion to this type of fraud every year.

Trudy Richards works with Trading Standards in Sutton and Kingston.

She explains how one 90 year old victim was slowly scammed out of £60,000 over ten years.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 am  

UPDATE: Fire at Battersea Industrial Estate

A fire which broke out last night in Battersea is now under control.

Around fifteen fire engines and 100 Firefighters were called to the Parkfield industrial estate on Culvert Place at 8.50pm yesterday evening.

The cause of the fire is still unknown and crews are expected to be at the scene for some time.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:15 am  

Croydon continues successful prosecution of Fly-tippers

Croydon Council continues its success in prosecuting Fly-tippers and Litterers.

Under its ‘Don’t Mess With Croydon – Take Pride campaign another five offenders have been given fines and convictions this week.

Dumping black bags of household rubbish, spitting and dropping cigarettes landed the offenders with costs totaling £1500 at Croydon magistrates’ court.

The council has now prosecuted 112 people in the last two years.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:14 am  

Update. Fire at an Industrial Estate in Battersea

Fifteen fire engines and around 100 firefighters continue to tackle a blaze in Battersea.

The brigade was called to the Parkfield industrial estate on Culvert Place at 8.50pm yesterday evening.

Crews from Brixton Tooting Chelsea and Peckham are present.

The fire is affecting a range of eight single storey units and smoke can be seen from miles around.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:43 am  

Fire at an Industrial Estate in Battersea

A large fire has broken out on an industrial estate in Battersea.

Fifteen fire engines and around 100 firefighters are tackling the blaze on the estate on Culvert place.

Crews from Brixton Tooting Chelsea and Peckham were called just after 8.50 pm.

The cause of the fire is not known.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:41 am  

#Kingston Hospital "requires improvement."

​The Chief Inspector of Hospitals has found that Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, has been rated overall as Requires Improvement.

The trust was visited by Care Quality Commission inspectors in January 2016. They found the trust Requires Improvement for safety, being effective, responsive and well-led.

CQC’s announced inspection which was shortly followed by an unannounced inspection later in the month.

During the inspection, CQC reviewed eight core services.

Five of these: surgery; critical care; maternity and gynaecology; services for children and young people and end of life care were rated as "Good" overall.

But, urgent and emergency services, medical care, outpatients and diagnostic imaging, "Required Improvement."

The hospital has 534 beds, 450 of which are general and acute, 72 within maternity and 12 for critical care.

Professor Sir Mike Richards, Chief Inspector of Hospitals, said: “We were impressed with caring at the trust. We also saw several areas of outstanding practice. This included a comprehensive dementia strategy, which enabled staff to support people living with dementia.

Staff demonstrated an impressive understanding of their role in addressing the needs of people at the end of life and of providing sensitive and compassionate care.

However, Kingston needs to improve in several key areas. The emergency department was not meeting the national target of seeing and treating 95% of patients within four hours of arrival. Ambulance handover times were not always achieved.

The trust needs to ensure that medicines are not accessible to non-authorised persons. It needs to ensure the management, governance and culture in the emergency department supports the delivery of high quality care.

Mental capacity assessments were not always carried out where patients required mechanical restraint on medical wards.

Utility rooms containing hazardous cleaning chemicals should be locked.

In addition the trust should ensure better compliance with hand hygiene and cleaning of clinical equipment in the emergency department. It should ensure adequate and safe facilities for patients with mental health needs.

We were impressed that staff across all levels of the organisation considered the culture of the organisation to be one focused on ensuring that patients received safe, high quality care. Staff were well versed in the values of the organisation and this came through when we met staff.”

MP for Kingston and Surbiton, James Berry, has also responded;

“Residents are entitled to expect that our local hospital achieves a good if not outstanding rating from the CQC, so this report is disappointing.

From what I have seen on regular visits to the Kingston Hospital, however, this rating bears no reflection on the hard work and dedication of the staff – indeed, the report highlights the kind and compassionate care they offer patients.

I have already spoken with the Chief Executive of Kingston Hospital who has reassured me that a robust plan is being put together to address the areas in which the hospital was found wanting. Work is already underway to put things right.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:01 am  

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

#TheresaMayPM Theresa May has made her firs speech as the Prime Minister

Theresa May's entered Number 10 Downing Street for the first time - as Prime Minister.

Mrs May has accepted an invitation from the Queen to form a new government, after David Cameron handed over his resignation.

She promised to 'build a better Britain' while making her first speech outside her new home.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:43 pm  

#TheresaMayPM David Cameron has made his last speech as Prime Minister

David Cameron has made his final speech as Prime Minister as he leaves Number 10 Downing Street for the final time.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:20 pm  

A man's avoided prison after suing a local authority claiming he'd tripped on a raised kerbstone - when he'd actually slipped on ice.

John Wootton took Surrey County Council to court for damages after he shattered his wrist - but a Facebook post revealing the actual cause was later discovered.

He's been given a 12 month suspended sentence.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:32 pm  

Police were in Sutton High Street this afternoon to support “Speak Up Sutton”, which seeks to improve the lives of people with learning disabilities.

Over 100 signatures were received to support a campaign launched by the charity Advocacy for All, to discourage hate crimes.

Sutton police have started an initiative to encourage people with disabilities to take part in their local community, as well as launching a mentoring scheme.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:38 pm  

Over 100 officers raided addresses near Sadiq Khan’s home last night and today.

It was part of a crackdown on drug dealing, anti-social behaviour and violence.

At least twenty nine people have been arrested for offenses including possession of knives and selling illegal substances.

Police also seized suspects in Streatham, Mitcham and Walthamstow in the two day police blitz codenamed Operation Dibbin.

They recovered Class A drugs and more than £1,000 in cash.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:07 pm  

Police release images of unique jewellery stolen during Tadworth burglary

Police have released images of unique jewellery stolen during a Tadworth burglary.

Around 20 brooches were taken from a property in Tower Road on Sunday 29th May.

The brooches, with various equestrian designs, are worth several hundred pounds each and are very collectable.

Officers have carried out a detailed investigation but haven't located the brooches yet.

If you recognise any of the stolen items or have any information call 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:30 pm  

Police believe missing autistic boy could be in Hammersmith or White City

Police believe a missing autistic boy could be in Hammersmith or White City.

17-year-old Samuel Pinzi, who has the capability of a much younger person and suffers from a serious medical condition, went missing last Thursday 7th July.

Samuel is black, 5ft 10 tall, of slim build, and his walk and speech are slow.

He was last seen wearing grey Nike tracksuit bottoms and black Nike trainers with a green tick.

Samuel is believed to be travelling around London on buses, in particular routes, 19, 27, 49, N38, N97.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:43 am  

Smokers warned to ensure they always put out cigarettes properly following Hounslow fire

Smokers are being warned to ensure they always put out their cigarettes properly, after a fire in Hounslow.

21 firefighters tackled the blaze, which broke out at the rear of a disused ground floor shop in the High Street early this morning.

Three people jumped from the first floor before the brigade arrived, and one man, who was injured by the fall, was taken to hospital.

Fires caused by smoking materials, including cigarettes and pipes, result in more deaths than any other type of fire.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:30 am  

Work is due to start on a pipe, which was responsible for the so called "Great Flood of New Malden" last summer.

The repairs on the pipe by The Cut, which is opposite the station entrance, are due to start on Monday and last until the end of the year.

Thames Water says bike racks will be moved and there will be two way traffic lights in place along Coombe Road.

In June last year, the pipe burst (pictured above) forcing people to wade through waist high water, and bringing trains to a standstill.

During the latest flood, on July the 3rd, water filled up under the railway bridge again (pictured below by MP James Berry).

The 200 year old pipe supplies over 80,000 homes with water, some of which reported low water pressure following the latest incident, for three days after.

On the days deliveries are expected for the work, parking spaces will be used in Melrose Avenue and Poplar Grove.

The project to renew the pipe is expected to cost £5.5 million.

Anyone who thinks they may be affected by the works is asked to call Thames Water on 0800 316 9800 quoting reference number BB198993

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:35 am  

More than 100 officers in Wandsworth have been involved in a series of raids to tackle drug dealing and violence

More than 100 officers in Wandsworth have been involved in a series of raids, as part of a crackdown on drug dealing and violence.

22 searches have been carried out at properties in the borough, as part of Operation Dibbin, in the early hours of this morning and yesterday evening.

So far, 21 people have been arrested for various offences including in Tooting, Mitcham and Carshalton.

Items seized include quantities of class A and B drugs, approximately £1000 in cash, three large combat knives and lock knives.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:22 am  

Tolworth residents becoming increasingly concerned about parking of untaxed cars in roads

People in Tolworth say they are becoming increasingly concerned about the parking of untaxed cars in residential roads.

Police are now asking residents for help identifying them.

It’s no longer necessary to display a tax disc, but registrations can be checked on the DVLA website.

Any that appear to be untaxed can then be reported to officers or Kingston Council.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:32 am  

It's business as usual in Kingston

It’s business as usual in Kingston.

That’s the message from Council leader Kevin Davis as the borough continues to recover from the Brexit fallout.

Although Kingston voted to remain, Mr Davis says there hasn’t been a rise in hate crime, contrary to some reports.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:06 am  

Lambeth North station closes today for urgent repairs

Lambeth North station will close today.

It’s as work to replace the lifts gets underway.

London Underground says they are nearing 30 years old, so need urgent work.

It’s hoped the station will re-open in February. Stay tuned to Jackie for the latest travel.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:28 am  

Police appeal for information after a burglary in Wimbledon

Police are appealing for witnesses after jewellery was stolen during a burglary in Wimbledon.

It took place on Friday 1st July and some of the items taken included a diamond ring, diamond earrings and a silver cross with cut glass stones on.

Officers ask anyone with any information to contact Merton Police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am  

Man from Sunbury has been seriously affected financially after a crash last year

Six in ten people who’ve suffered a personal injury say they’ve also been hit financially.

The National Accident Helpline say nearly a third report losing at least 10-thousand pounds in earnings.

39-year old Paul Doherty from Sunbury suffered broken bones and lost his sight in one eye in a crash last December.

He says it’s affected his work and income – and left him feeling depressed.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 am  

Missing teenager was last seen in West Brompton area

Police are growing concerned for a missing teenager who was last seen near to West Brompton tube station.

16-year old Shannon McMahon was last seen there at around midnight on Friday 8th July into Saturday 9th, she lives in Greenwich.

She is white, 5ft 8ins tall and of medium build with black hair and brown eyes. Earlier that day she was seen on CCTV at Victoria station.

Shannon was wearing a light tshirt with ¾ length grey or blue sleeves with the word ‘legendary’ on it, dark leggings and dark shoes.

Officers are concerned for her wellbeing and urge anyone with information to call them on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 am  

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Kingston Police to the rescue

A woman whose wheelchair broke down in the rain had to call Kingston police to help her.

Gabrielle Adjei was wearing linen trousers and a summery top when it started to pour down yesterday afternoon, leaving her stranded for half an hour.

After trying to flag down passing cars in Kingston Hill, who either ignored her or didn’t realise the situation, she was left with no choice.

Two officers showed up to assist her and after failing to fix it, they drove her home to Putney Heath.

She's thanked them for their help.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:07 pm  

Chelsea winger Willian has signed a new four-year contract with the club

The Brazil international was voted their player of the year last season.

His new deal lasts until 2020.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:29 pm  

David Cameron has announced 31 new free schools in England during his last visit as Prime Minister

He's been to Reach Academy in Feltham, which was set up by teachers.

The PM says the move will give young people from disadvantaged areas the chance to reach their full potential.

More than 300 free schools have been created since he took over leadership in 2010.

One of the 31 proposed new schools will be the Elmbridge Free School.

He received a warm welcome at The Reach Academy earlier.

Meanwhile, a composer who's turned a tune David Cameron hummed yesterday into what he describes as an "evil anthem" says he can't believe it's gone viral.

Chris Hollis from Hitchin in Hertfordshire got to work straight after hearing the clip of the Prime Minister, who'd just announced when he'd be leaving Downing Street.

He posted it on Facebook last night and says what's happened since then has been incredible.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:03 pm  

Investigations are continuing after a man was stabbed and robbed near to Weybridge station

The victim was walking in woodland near Brooklands Museum between 5.45 and 6.45pm last Friday.

He was approached by two men who demanded money from him.

One of the suspects grabbed his jeans and stabbed him in the right leg before making off with an amount of cash.

The suspects are both described as black, aged 18-20 years, around 5ft 10 tall and of a slim build.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:20 pm  

Tennis fans sad that #Wimbledon is over, now have #Sutton to look forward to

Sutton Tennis and Squash Club will host the Thomas International tennis tournament between the 14th and 20th of August.

Running alongside the event will be a junior Grade 3 tournament which will be co-hosted by Cheam LTC.

ST&SC hosts the largest British tour event in the UK in terms of standard of entry, size of draw and prize money.

2015 saw the Men's main draw being the 1st time since the introduction of the British Tour that every entrant held a world ranking.

For more details, click here
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:29 pm  

London Mayor calls for Southern trains to have its franchise stripped

The London Mayor has called for Southern trains to have its franchise stripped.

Sadiq Khan says TfL should take over the service.

It comes after months of delays, cancellations and overcrowding.

Services from Milton Keynes to Clapham junction have been axed.

Rail operator, Govia Thameslink Railway, claims a reduced timetable will help improve reliability.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:23 pm  

The body of a man found in the River Thames

The body of a 35-year-old man was recovered from the river in the Weybridge area this morning.

Emergency services were called out after a man fell into the water from a boat near Thames Street at around 11.40 pm last night.

Fire crews, including dive teams, search officers and air support were deployed, and an extensive search was carried out.

Enquiries into the death remain ongoing.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:06 pm  

A campaign to re-build the #Twickenham Lido continues today

An open air swimming pool existed by the river but now the Council is planning to construct flats there instead.

However nearly 3,000 people have signed a petition up until now in support of the Lido.

Funding for building the lido has been promised to Twickenham Alive, and the group claims there would be no cost to the tax payer.

The lido would be run by a company which has renovated lidos and has a successful lido business model; it would also operate throughout the whole year.

The Bristol model (pictured below) has an average 450 visitors a day.

Campaigners Teresa Read and Barclay Driscoll agree the area does need more housing but the council’s proposed plans won’t help.

To find out more, or sign the petition, click here
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:01 pm  

Free music event coming to #Battersea

Live at the Bandstand is taking place in Battersea Park on Saturday.

The theme of this year's event is Rockn'Roll, and visitors will be transported back to the 50s.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:58 am  

Ronnie Wood's brother remembered at Prostate Cancer charity gig on Thursday

The Eel Pie All-Stars will play a charity gig in Twickenham on Thursday, to honour their fellow band-mate and late musician, Art Wood.

60s legends from groups like The Yardbirds will perform at the Cabbage Patch pub.

It’s in aid of Prostate Cancer UK, which the former frontman and talented vocalist of The Artwoods, suffered from.

Ali Mackenzie of the Birds is the organiser.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:28 am  

A reward is being offered to trace a man wanted in connection with a shooting in Clapham

A £10,000 reward is being offered to trace a man wanted in connection with a shooting in Clapham in April 2016.

Lucy Mayer has the details.

Kyei-Bamfo is a black man, around 6ft 2inches tall and of stocky build. He has short black hair, brown eyes and has stubble and/or a beard - he also has a scar on his left arm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:26 am  

More than 700 pets abandoned in Surrey and greater London last year

Over 700 pets were abandoned in Surrey and greater London last year.

New figures released today by the RSPCA have revealed animals are most likely to be dumped in the Summer .

Officials say it’s down to some owners heading off on holiday and not finding anyone to look after their pet while they are away.

The charity says last year, one animal was abandoned every hour on average.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:38 am  

Appeal following Wandsworth robbery

Police have released CCTV footage of a man they wish to identify after a shop robbery in Wandsworth.

The suspect walked into Imran Mini Market on Battersea Park Road waving a knife before threatening a staff member.

He made off with quantity of cash at around 11.30 pm on Friday the 17th of June.

He’s described as a medium built white man, aged in his 20s. He was wearing a grey hooded Adidas tracksuit top, black trousers and white trainers.

Police are keen to hear from anyone who may recognise the man shown in the footage.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police via 101 quoting reference number 216810 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:25 am  

Monday, 11 July 2016

Shoppers in Purley will benefit from a refurbishment made to multi-storey carpark

Shoppers and businesses in Purley are to benefit from an upgrade to a carpark in their town centre.

£200,000 will be spent on making improvements to the multi-storey carpark in Whytecliffe Road South.

Some of the work includes two new lifts, new lighting, an interior repaint and security shutters.

The works are expected to start in September and should be finished by the New Year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:30 pm  

Ex-Woking based McLaren racer trails in second after the British Grand Prix

Nico Rosberg's team will not appeal after the world championship leader was given a 10 second penalty following the British Formula One Grand Prix.

The Merecedes driver saw his finishing position demoted to third after breaking radio communication rules at Silverstone.

Ex-Woking based McLaren racer Lewis Hamilton won and now trails his team-mate by just one point in the standings.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:30 pm  

Union workers wonder why the SECAMB has not been put into 'special measures'

Union workers are questioning why the health secretary has not put the South East Coast Ambulance Service into special measures.

The GMB union is calling on Jeremy Hunt to “explain his failure to support” such a move.

Putting the trust in special measures could result in more support and money for it.

GMB officials claim they are continuing to hear complaints from staff on a daily basis that the service is not improving.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Crack down on anti-social behaviour in Tolworth

There’s to be a crack down on street drinking, begging and littering on Tolworth Broadway.

It’s after police noticed a rise in the anti - social behaviour.

Officers say they’ll present Kingston Council with their evidence to see if stronger action can be taken against the problem.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:30 pm  

Man in his 20s missing from Walton has been found

A man missing from Walton for over three weeks has been found safe and well in Slough.

26-year old Jack Barker had been missing since June 20th when he was dropped off in Weybridge.

Police thank the public and media for their help with the search.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:58 pm  

Southern’s new timetable is well in effect . . . and it seems commuters are more exhausted with the matter than ever

From today, 341 services are being axed daily, with the Milton Keynes to Clapham Junction services not running at all.

Parent firm Govia Thameslink claims the new timetable will make services "more reliable."

Passengers are staging a demo at Victoria Station now.

Stay tuned to Jackie for the latest travel, or follow us on Twitter @Jackie_Travel
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:48 pm  

A seven year old girl remains in a critical condition after a tree fell on to her car in Chertsey yesterday

Four people were travelling in the white Mini convertible when the accident happened along the A320 Guildford Road.

Two male passengers are still in hospital, while the driver was discharged.

The occupants of another car, a Mercedes, have also been discharged from hospital.

The road was closed for about 5 hours while tree surgeons removed the one in question.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:48 pm  

The tables will be turned on teachers today, as they’ll be the ones sitting in the classroom

Those who want to get to grips with modern technology are taking part in a Google Education Summit.

They’ll be shown the latest teaching methods to enable them to engage with technically savvy students.

Chestnut Park in Croydon and Glyn in Ewell are just two of the schools taking part.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:41 pm  

A 36 year old man has been found dead in Cheam Recreation Ground

Police were called to the area near Netley Close just after 6.30 this morning.

Paramedics also attended and pronounced the man dead at the park.

The death is not being treated as suspicious and that the man's next of kin has been informed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:17 pm  

The family of a woman who died at St George’s Hospital, says she could still be alive if "communication had been better."

54 year old Janet Wooding from Hampton Hill, died in 2013, following a “catalogue of errors” while she was being treated.

She was transferred to St George’s after an operation on a brain aneurysm which had led to an abscess on her brain.

Whilst undergoing treatment Mrs Wooding developed a rare condition, metabolic acidosis, which was noted by the attending junior doctors.

However, the family claims they failed to alert any of the consultants in charge of her care, nor weekend staff looking after her.

As the consultants treating Mrs Wooding were unaware of her condition, they planned to carry out surgery on her to close her skull operation wound.

As she was being prepared for surgery, the consultant anaesthetist did discover the metabolic acidosis, but it's alleged he elected to proceed with the surgery.

Following the operation, Mrs Wooding’s metabolic acidosis deteriorated and she was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit but sadly she died a few days later on the 27th of September 2013.

After her death, St George’s Hospital undertook a Serious Incident Investigation Report which was 67 pages long.

The report highlighted failures in assessing Mrs Wooding’s metabolic acidosis and in the communication between the junior and senior doctors.

At an inquest held at Westminster Coroner’s Court in October 2014, the failings were acknowledged but staff at St George’s Hospital maintained that even if Mrs Wooding’s metabolic acidosis had been reported, it was so rare that its cause would not have been discovered and treatment administered in time to avoid her death.

The hospital says it would be happy to speak to the family again.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:42 pm  

Jackie looks back at Theresa May's time on Merton council

Credit: Merton Council

Theresa May could be confirmed as the new Prime Minister within days.

Andrea Leadsom has quit the race to succeed David Cameron, saying the country needs strong leadership straight-away to deal with the exit from the EU.

It means the Home Secretary is the only remaining candidate.

Theresa May served on Merton council for 8 years.

She was the Chair of the education committee from 1988-1990, and deputy leader of the Conservative group from 1992-94.

Mrs May was the Councillor for the Durnsford ward between 1986 and 1994.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:38 pm  

There’s actually some good news for commuters today

Brand new trains are to grace Thameslink’s Wimbledon and Sutton route.

It’s after platform 2 at Tooting station was extended.

The new 8 carriage, climate controlled Class 700 trains are said to be more reliable and spacious.

They’ll come in to service later this year.

The platform extensions form part of enabling work at four stations known as the “Sutton loop” Tooting, Sutton Common, Hackbridge and Mitcham Junction, that will transform passengers’ journeys to and through London as part of Network Rail’s Railway Upgrade Plan.

Commuters on Southern Railway and Thameslink are facing reduced services from today, with 341 routes axed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:18 pm  

Two men who stripped off and jumped into the Thames after Andy Murray’s #Wimbledon win, have had a lucky escape.

The RNLI crew from Chiswick were scrambled by London Coastguard to Barnes Bridge yesterday just before 5.30.

It’s after worried onlookers reported seeing the two revellers jumping into the Thames.

On arrival, the two men confessed they had been drinking all day while watching the men’s Wimbledon final.

The two men were uninjured, but RNLI bosses want to reiterate the dangers of the Thames.

A spokesman says “It might seem a lark or an easy way to cool off in summer, but the dangers are very real.

It is a tidal river, and can move as fast as 5 to 6 knots on a Spring tide.

Add to that the risk of cold water shock and hidden objects beneath the surface at high tide, and you have a potential recipe for disaster.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:58 pm  

EU leave campaigner Andrea Leadsom has quit the race to become the next Conservative leader

The energy minister says she doesn't have the backing of enough Tory MPs to take on her rival Theresa May.

MP for Epsom and Leader of the Commons Chris Grayling was heading up Ms May’s campaign.

The Brexit campaigner says she is the right person.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:51 pm  

Motorcyclist in Croydon suffers possible life changing injuries

A motorcyclist has been left with possible life changing injuries following a collision with a car in Croydon.

The incident occurred on Brighton road, which was closed in both directions near Sanderstead hill earlier.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:21 pm  

Popular Poetry and Comedy Show Returns

The popular poetry and comedy show, Louder than Liberty, is returning the Colour House Theatre in Merton this July.

The show, which takes place on Friday 22nd July, will include sets from poets Patric Cunnane and Sue Johns.

Lilith Ai, a soul musician who draws inspiration from her city life in London, will also take to the stage along with comic musical duo, Project Adorno.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 am  

Fatal collision in Croydon

A 27-year-old motorcyclist has died after a crash with another rider in Croydon.

According to police the man died at the scene after two motorbikes were involved in a collision before 5 pm in Imperial Way yesterday.

His next of kin have been informed; formal identification is yet to take place. A post-mortem examination will be held in due course.

The second rider was taken to a south London hospital. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit at Catford on their witness appeal line on 020 8285 1574 or via 101. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Enquiries continue. There have been no arrests.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:20 am  

Wandsworth Open Days on Regeneration Work

Two open days will be held in Wandsworth this week so residents can find out about the major development work going on in the area.

Guests will be able to find out more about the regeneration work at Nine Elms on the South Bank, as well as information on new job opportunities.

Four thousand affordable homes are being built as well as new schools and health centres.

The events will take place at Vauxhall City Farm on Wednesday 13 July from 3pm and 8pm, and Thursday the 14th of July from 8am until 6pm.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

CCTV released following Worcester Park burglary

Police have issued CCTV footage of two men they wish to identify in connection with a burglary in Worcester Park.

Jewellery, cash and a mobile CCTV recording system were stolen from a house in St.Clair Drive.

The incident occurred at some point between 11.30 pm on Saturday the 2nd of July, and the early hours of Sunday morning.

The suspects captured by the CCTV being released by officers are described as:

'Suspect 1' is described as a medium built white man, aged in his 20s with short dark hair and a goatee beard. He was wearing a hooded zip top, dark trousers, trainers and gloves.

'Suspect 2' is described as a slim built white man, aged in his 20s with a thin beard. He was wearing a light coloured top with a dark collar, dark trousers, dark trainers and dark gloves.

Police are keen to hear from anyone who may recognise the men shown in the footage.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101 or quoting reference number 217923 (suspect 1) or 217924 (suspect 2) or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:47 am  

Surrey Cricket League: Surrey Seamers register big win

Surrey Seamers were big winners in the latest round of matches in the Surrey Cricket League’s Premier Division on the weekend.

Seamers took first strike and piled on 321 for 7. Divahar Ramalingham then took an amazing 9 for 20 to single-handedly dismiss Bec Old Boys for 73, and lead his side to a 248 run win.

Elsewhere Wandsworth scored a close 24 run win over Old Royalists.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:35 am  

Police in Kensington & Chelsea take action against dangerous drivers

Police in Kensington & Chelsea have begun taking action to tackle dangerous driving and anti-social behaviour by drivers of high-performance vehicles.

Residents have reported that roads including Sloane Street, Brompton Road and Kings Road have seen high-performance cars driven in an anti-social and dangerous manner.

Officers have already issued thirteen dispersals and seven fixed penalty notices for a variety of offences relating to inconsiderate vehicle use.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:27 am  

Sunday, 10 July 2016

Chertsey tree fall

Six people were injured as a tree fell on two cars travelling on the A320 Guildford Road in Chertsey, just before midday.

Four were driving together in a Mini Cooper convertible and the other two in a Mercedes.

Three of the casualties have been taken to St George's in Tooting, one by air ambulance.

Police say Guildford Road will remain closed to traffic until tree surgeons have cleared the blockage.

They’ve asked anyone who witnessed the incident, to call them on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:22 pm  

Councils Sign Letter Backing Hounslow Expansion

Over 30 councils have signed a letter urging the government to back the Heathrow expansion.

Although opposing campaigners say it would be less disruptive and cheaper to install the runway at Gatwick.

Secretary of State for Transport, Patrick McLoughlin, said that creating a third runway at Heathrow would create jobs and economic growth.

The decision will be made in October earliest, following a delay due to Brexit and David Cameron’s resignation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:48 pm  

Thorpe Park Rollercoaster Shuts Down Mid-Ride

A rollercoaster at Thorpe Park was stopped mid-ride after a person was spotted dangling their leg outside the cart on CCTV.

Stranded guests riding on Colossus had to be escorted off the rollercoaster tracks earlier today.

Colossus is one of the most popular attractions at the Chertsey theme park.

No one was hurt and the ride is up and running again.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:16 pm  

Missing teen from Hounslow

A teenager has gone missing from Hounslow.

It’s thought 14 year old Louie Smith may be in Harrow.

He is white with short dark hair.

There’s a picture of him on the Radio Jackie website.

Anyone who sees the boy should phone 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:17 am  

Former Woking McClaren driver in confident mood

Former Woking McClaren driver Lewis Hamilton says he will give it everything he’s got to take a fourth career victory in the British Grand Prix from pole position.

Hamilton starts ahead of team-mate Nico Rosberg and is aiming for his fourth win of 2016 which would reduce his championship deficit of 11 points.

And Sauber's Marcus Ericsson has been cleared to start the racing at Silverstone.

A crowd of one hundred and thirty five thousand is expected - the biggest since Nigel Mansell won on his way to the 1992 world championship.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:12 am  

Andy Murray could break a record later

Andy Murray goes for his second Wimbledon singles title this afternoon.

He'd be the first British man in the open era to have won it more than once if he beats Canadian Milos Raonic.

Murray says this means more to him than any other grand slam.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 am  

There could be three British winners at Wimbledon later

Andy Murray's the main event - going for his second title against Milos Raonic.

Heather Watson partners Finn Henri Kontinen in the mixed doubles final - and Gordon Reid is in the men's wheelchair singles decider.

Watson says it would be huge to become a Wimbledon champion.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am  

Local authority leaders have signed a letter to back third runway at Heathrow

Over 30 councils across Britain are urging the Government to back a third runway at Heathrow.

Local authority leaders have signed a letter stressing it's "now time to make a bold decision" - after it was put back until a new Prime Minister was elected.

Martin Tett is Leader of Buckinghamshire County Council - one of the authorities in favour of expansion.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 am  

Lineup for Wimbledon tennis today

Andy Murray aims to win his second Wimbledon title later - on what could be a big day for British tennis players.

The 2013 champion takes on big-serving Canadian Milos Raonic in the final.

Heather Watson plays in her first grand slam decider - partnering Finn Henri Kontinen in the mixed doubles.

And Gordon Reid tries to follow up yesterday's wheelchair doubles title by claiming the singles trophy.

Serena Williams triumphed in the doubles with her sister Venus after winning the ladies' singles for the 7th time.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 am  

Results from the penultimate day at Wimbledon

Serena Williams has added the doubles title to the ladies' singles trophy she won at Wimbledon for a seventh time.

The world number one beat German Angelique Kerber in straight sets.

It's her 22nd grand slam title - equalling the open era record set by Steffi Graf.

Williams then went on to a straight sets victory with her sister Venus against Yaroslava Shvedova and Timea Babos.

Elsewhere, Britain's Heather Watson is into her first grand slam final - after reaching the mixed doubles decider

British pair Gordon Reid and Alfie Hewett won the wheelchair men's doubles title.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 am  

Serena Williams wins Wimbledon but says she's not putting pressure on herself

Serena Williams says she's not thinking about other tennis records - after equalling one by winning her seventh Wimbledon singles trophy.

She beat Angelique Kerber to match Steffi Graf's open era landmark of 22 grand slam singles titles.

That's two behind Margaret Court's all-time record.

Williams isn't putting pressure on herself.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 am  

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