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Saturday, 1 October 2016

UPDATE: Police arrest man in Croydon rape case

Police have arrested a man in conjunction with a rape that occurred in Croydon on Thursday.

They were called to an address in Northbrook Road late that evening and have since opened an investigation into the assault.

The victim is a woman in her 30s, and it is believed she was approached by the suspect before being threatened with a knife, forced into the address, and raped.

Police have not released information about the man, but have appealed for information about the incident.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:39 pm  

Heathrow Expansion Protest

This afternoon, over 100 people took part in a ‘die in’ flash-mob inside Heathrow Terminal 2 to protest against airport expansion.

Protesters wearing gas masks lay on the floor as testimonies from communities already affected by climate change were read.

Simultaneously, a ‘critical mass’ bike ride with 150 riders wearing red circled the area, obstructing traffic and dropping banners.

This is part of a global wave of actions apposing airport expansion. Gatwick airport was also targeted.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:08 pm  

Police are hunting a suspect and witnesses following a stabbing in Tooting

Investigations are continuing after a woman was stabbed during a robbery in Tooting in June.

The 25-year-old was attacked with a knife in Franciscan Road when she refused to hand over her phone and handbag to the suspect.

He fled on foot towards Mitcham Road. She was taken to hospital with wounds to her torso and forearms.

Police have released an e-fit of the suspect and are also releasing images of two possible witnesses they’re keen to speak with.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

Police officer in Addlestone hospitalised after serious assault

An emergency response officer spent last night in hospital after being seriously assaulted in Addlestone.

It’s after he approached a car near Hatch Farm on Chertsey Road in the early hours of this morning because he thought the people inside were acting suspiciously.

The policeman received head, neck and hand injuries, but managed to call for back up and make an arrest before he was taken to hospital.

A 20-year-old man remains in custody while officers are trying to trace another person who fled the scene.

Anyone with information is being urged to contact Surrey Police quoting reference P16223817 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:38 pm  

Today at Kingsmeadow: preview of today's AFC Wimbledon game from our man on the ground

AFC Wimbledon play at home against Gillingham today.

They hope to better their performance on Wednesday, which left them with a last-minute draw against Coventry City.

John Creasey has the latest:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:39 pm  

Property millionaires in London are booming

It's claimed that out of more than 40,000 property millionaires created across Britain so far this year, London has the highest number.

Research shows more than 660,000 homes are estimated to be worth at least a million pounds.

Zoopla claims there are almost 12,500 streets where the average property value is more than 1 million.

The most expensive street in the country is Kensington Palace Gardens where the average house price is a staggering £38million.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:26 pm  

Wandsworth Council is reaching out to smokers as Stoptober returns today

Wandsworth Council is urging smokers to kick the habit and raise money for charity as Stoptober returns today.

It’s based on research showing people are five times more likely to quit permanently if they reach 4 weeks smoke-free.

Smoking in England’s dropped by 37% in 30 years, but it’s still the single biggest cause of preventable deaths in the borough.

The council’s Stop Smoking Service offers personalised support and helped over 1000 people quit last year.

Drop-in clinics and specialist advice are also available in pharmacies throughout the borough, and at St George’s and Queen Mary’s Hospitals.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:07 am  

Pardew comments on Benteke following last night's game

Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew believes Christian Benteke is now back to his best form, following a regular run of games.

The striker scored the equalising goal in last night's 1-1 Premier League draw at Everton.

Pardew says he's already proving to be worth the 32-million pounds the club's owners spent on him:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:11 am  

New drive against waste in south and south west London

People in Croydon, Kingston, Merton and Sutton are encouraged to ‘repair and reuse’ this autumn.

The South West London Waste Partnership has teamed up with Recycle for London to put on 15 events aimed at reducing waste.

During October and November there will be several measures in place.

They include Restart Parties to repair electronic items, three Jumble Trails to sell unwanted household goods, and eight Love Your Clothes sewing workshops.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:08 am  

Conte urges Chelsea fans to be patient

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte wants people to be patient with the team under his management.

They go into this afternoon's match at Hull on the back of successive Premier League defeats.

Conte says they're a work in progress - and pointed out the club finished 10th last season:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:18 am  

£1.1m awarded to sports facilities in London

The London Marathon Charitable Trust will award 14 high quality sports facilities across the capital with £1.1m.

It’s hoped to motivate more people to be active and encourage more physical activity.

Among the beneficiaries are Bedfont Sports Limited and Chiswick Cricket Club who will each get £100,000 to improve pitches and changing facilities respectively.

Croydon Council and Lakes Playground Action group will receive £19,500 towards the redesign and refurbishment of a play area.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:10 am  

UPDATE: Fatal collision in Cranford

An 11-year-old boy has died after a collision with a car on the Bath Road in Cranford last night.

The Ambulance service was called at 5.45pm and the boy was taken to hospital but died just over an hour later.

The driver of the black Volkswagen Polo stopped at the scene and was not arrested, but is helping police with their investigation.

Any witnesses are asked to contact the Serious Collisions Investigation Unit of the Met Police.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:06 am  

Councils continue fight against Heathrow expansion

The leaders of four councils have spoken out against Heathrow’s pledge that they would ban night flights and reduce congestion if the airport was expanded.

The airport claims a vehicle emissions charge will reduce congestion in the area and a push back of the start of flights to 5.30am will improve the misery of night flights.

Richmond, Wandsworth, Hillingdon and the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead councils have been fighting the expansion for a decade.

Lord True, the leader of Richmond Council, accused the airport of making ‘woolly commitments that they simply cannot deliver.’

He added if the government gives the go ahead for expansion at Heathrow, they will fight it in the courts.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:45 am  

Friday, 30 September 2016

Police hunt a rapist in Croydon

Police are hunting a suspect in the rape of a woman in Croydon

The incident happened about a 10.45pm on Thursday night in Northbrook Road.

The victim – a woman in her 30s – was approached by a black man who threatened her with a knife and forced her into a property before raping her.

The woman suffered cuts to her arms but did not require hospital treatment.

The suspect is described as aged between 25 and 30, approximately 6 foot tall and of slim build. He has short, black shaved hair, brown eyes, and a flat nose. He was wearing a black hooded top, dark blue jeans and black trainers.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 020 8721 4251 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:15 pm  

Kew resident takes WaterAid petition to Number 10

A Kew resident has delivered a petition to 10 Downing Street in a bid to remind Theresa May of a global sanitary crisis.

Elizabeth Sparrow delivered the #ToiletsSaveLives appeal which aims to reach everyone, everywhere with clean water and safe toilets.

The campaign calls on the government to provide a clear plan, backed with money to make it happen by 2030.

Elizabeth explained why this is so important.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:31 pm  

Carshalton and Wallington MP Tom Brake has been protesting at Victoria Station

Carshalton and Wallington’s MP, Tom Brake, joined hundreds of people at a protest at Victoria Station last night.

They’re angry at Southern Rail’s service, which Brake described as incompetent.

He wants Southern to be handed over to Transport for London immediately.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:27 pm  

A child has suffered life threatening injuries after being hit by a car in Cranford

A child, thought to be around 8 years old, has suffered life threatening injuries after being hit by a car in Cranford.

They’ve been taken to hospital after the accident on the A4 Bath Road.

The driver stopped at the scene and no arrests have been made.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:36 pm  

Investigation continuing into an incident in Weybridge last week

An investigation is continuing after a cyclist and a teenager sustained serious injuries in Weybridge last Friday 23rd Sepember.

The cyclist, a man in his 50s, fell from his bike after an argument spilled into the road he was travelling on at around 7.30pm.

He suffered fractures to his skull, collar bone, hip, ribs and face. He remains in hospital in a serious condition.

A 17 year old boy also suffered a fractured jaw and was taken to hospital.

Police believe anyone who attended a surprise birthday party in the Hanger Hill area may be able to help.

A 16 year old boy who was arrested has been released on bail.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:50 pm  

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte says it's crucial English football investigates allegations of corruption.

A series of claims have been made this week by the Daily Telegraph.

Conte's previously been banned for not reporting knowledge of match fixing in Italy - he's always denied wrongdoing, and was cleared in a separate case earlier this year.

He says the authorities need to act quickly.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:38 pm  

Research has shown if you live in Haringey, your chances of surviving prostate cancer are significantly lower than if you live in Kensington and Chelsea.

Prostate cancer is the second most common case of cancer death among males in the UK with just over 11,000 in 2014.

This week is Urology week, which aims to raise awareness about urological conditions among the public.

Tim O’Brien is the leading world expert on Urology from the European association of Urology.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

People in Tadworth are being advised to be vigilant with their home security by police.

This is following an attempted burglary last week in the Waterfield area.

A 75 year old male was in his home when he discovered a stranger in his hallway.

The pensioner told the unknown man to leave and the offender made off.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:41 pm  

Spelthorne Council has beaten both national and international competition to purchase the BP site in Sunbury.

It comes as the council sees its funding by central Government completely withdrawn forcing it to find new ways to fund services.

Significant revenue will be generated for the borough as BP will lease back the offices on the site for a minimum of twenty years.

The BP campus is the largest privately owned park in the UK, comprising of 11 office buildings providing 620,00 sq ft of accommodation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:40 pm  

Jumble Trail is coming to Sutton for the first time on Saturday.

The Council has teamed up with Recycle for London and the South London Waste Partnership to encourage people to clear out their old items.

A Jumble Trail is like a car boots sale, but on your street.

People can coordinate via the official website to set up stalls outside their homes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:39 pm  

QPR manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink says he doesn't want or need to make money from transfers.

The former Chelsea striker was caught up in the Daily Telegraph's report on claims of corruption in football.

Hasselbaink strongly denies doing anything wrong.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:17 pm  

Heathrow workers body was found in Thames

The family of a Heathrow worker, whose body was discovered in the Thames, have landed in the UK from Poland to identify him.

30 year-old, Mateusz Dajnowicz, who lived in Brentford was found in the water near Kew Pier in September, a week after he was reported missing.

Police are not treating his death as suspicious.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:36 pm  

Police appeal for information following indecent assault on teenage girl in Ewell

Surrey Police is appealing for witnesses following an indecent assault on a school girl in Ewell.

The 15 year-old was touch inappropriately by a man as she left a newsagent on Ewell High Street on Monday afternoon.

He’s described as white, aged 40-55 years-old, around 6ft tall, of a large build with grey hair and a stubbly beard.

He was wearing a white Slazenger zip-up top and dark blue jeans and smelt like he hadn’t washed for a few days.

Detective Constable Steven Cassidy from East Surrey Criminal Investigation Department, said: “This happened at a busy time of day after school and I am urging anybody who was in the area and witnessed the incident or saw anybody acting suspiciously to contact us.

“I am particularly keen to hear from a female driver who wound down her window and spoke to the victim asking if she was ok. If you are that female driver please get in touch with us.”

“There was also a number boys believed to be from Ewell Castle School nearby who may be able to help our investigation.”

Surrey Police is urging anybody who witnessed the incident or with any information to contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:19 am  

WaterAid charity worker from Kew delivers petition to 10 Downing Street: Full Interview

Elizabeth Sparrow, who's from Kew, works for WaterAid's Speaker network- she tours around London giving talks and workshops in schools and to other groups about the charity's work.

She spoke to Jackie about WaterAid's latest campaign #ToiletsSaveLives, which calls on world leaders to reach everyone, everywhere with taps and toilets by 2030.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

Appeal to find man missing from New Addington

Concern is growing for a missing 69-year-old man from New Addington, who has dementia.

Martin Henry was last seen yesterday in the West Norwood area, he’s also known to frequent Croydon town centre.

He called his wife at 8pm last night as he was getting on the bus to go home - however, he’s been uncontactable on his mobile phone since.

He is described as a black male with black dreadlocks and is of medium build.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:20 am  

McLaren's Fernado Alonso to start Sunday's Grand Prix from the back

McLaren's Fernando Alonso will start Sunday's Malaysian Grand Prix from the back of the grid because he’s to test an updated Honda engine.

The two-time champion will get a 30-place grid penalty for using more than the permitted number of engine parts.

The Woking-based driver will run the new engine in first practice today before Honda decides whether to keep it in the car.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:32 am  

Kingston's Funny Women Award

Kingston’s Harriet Braine is the winner of this year’s Funny Women award.

She hopes to perform more regularly, following her success.

Previous winners include Kathryn Ryan, Sara Pascoe and Sarah Millican who have all gone on to have full time comedy careers.

But Harriet - who was given the prize last night for her musical comedy - says she's not sure she's ready to give up her day job just yet.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:41 am  

Thursday, 29 September 2016

Wimbledon Bookfest 10th Anniversary

This year Bookfest is celebrating its 10th anniversary.

The festival will be taking place in a specially commissioned Big Tent on Wimbledon common.

Bookfest isn’t just about books, there’s a pop-up cinema, gin tasting, a Bowie night, comedy, sports events and much more!

The event is running from this Friday until October 9th.

Bookfest director Fiona Razvi

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:35 pm  

A man in his 20's has suffered serious injuries following a collision in Ottershaw

A motorcyclist in his 20's has suffered serious injuries after a collision in Ottershaw this afternoon.

The accident involved a red Yamaha motorbike at around 4.30pm in Murray Road by Clarendon Gate.

The man was taken to St George’s Hospital in Tooting.

Officers are investigating whether or not another vehicle was involved and are appealing to any witnesses to come forward.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:08 pm  

Hounslow residents are being invited to subscribe to the council’s garden waste collection service.

More than 15,000 residents have signed up for garden waste collections since the new service was introduced in April.

Starting in October, fortnightly collections until the end of March 2017 will cost just £30.

Amrit Mann, Deputy Leader of Hounslow Council says “It’s a great way to spruce up your garden in time for Spring”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:47 pm  

Inspectors have recommended that the South East Coast Ambulance Trust be placed in ‘special measures’.

It’s after an inspection highlighted serious concerns including not enough staff, not meeting national targets for response times and 111 calls not always responded to quickly enough.

Also equipment wasn’t always maintained or supplied, there was a culture of bullying and harassment and leadership wasn’t supporting the staff to work properly

The inspection did praise ambulance staff for working hard during difficult situations and the care staff provide is rated as ‘Good’.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:46 pm  

A beauty salon in Chiswick has been fined.

It was after officers discovered unqualified staff at China Health Spa in Chiswick High Road carrying out unlicensed treatments such as massages.

Two unregistered women were found to be working in the treatment rooms in the basement of the premises.

The owner of the salon has been fined more than £1,100.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:45 pm  

An Isleworth man who stabbed his friend to death in an argument over drugs has been jailed.

22 year old Azeem Issa was sentenced to life to serve a minimum of 20 years for the murder of 28 year old Sahil Roy.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:44 pm  

Police are appealing for help in identifying a man they wish to speak to in connection with a sexual assault in Addlestone.

They’ve released an e-fit of the suspect.

The incident happened along a pathway off Wey Manor Road on the 17th of September when a 12 year old girl was assaulted.

The victim was with a friend when they were approached by two youths, both described as 5ft 4 inches tall and aged around 14-15 years old.

Anyone with information should contact the police.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:52 pm  

A serving Surrey Police officer has been charged with drink driving.

42 year old Matthew Hall, who’s based in Reigate, will appear at Crawley Magistrates Court on October the 5th.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:38 pm  

If you have a favourite pub or bar in Kingston and Surbiton you can now have your say.

Best Bar None is a national award scheme aimed at promoting responsible managements and operation of alcohol licensed premises.

There are two categories open to public vote - best atmosphere and best behind the bar.

The poll is now open and will close at midnight on the 31st of October, the winners will be announced later this year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:45 pm  

Hundreds of protesters are preparing a mass demonstration at Heathrow airport this Saturday.

Climate activist group - Reclaim the Power will descend on the UK’s largest airport ahead of the government’s decision on a third runway.

They want no new runways anywhere in the UK, and the aviation industry to be bound by climate change regulations.

A government decision on airport expansion at either Heathrow or Gatwick is expected next month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:44 pm  

Police have released CCTV images of a man they wish to speak to in connection with the theft of a charity box.

On the 10th of September a man stole the British Heart Foundation collection box from a Subway store in Station Road.

It’s believed he made off by bicycle towards Victory Park.

Officers carried out a search of the area but were unable to find him.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:26 pm  

Hounslow Council has been reaccredited with the Investors in People status.

This means they’ve shown commitment to supporting their employees.

The status lasts for three years.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:40 pm  

Heathrow wants an extra 25,000 flights a year by 2021 - four years before a new runway would open.

Airport bosses claim raising the cap by almost 70 a day could mean a "Brexit boost" worth 1.5 billion pounds to the UK economy.

The current limit is 480,000 flights a year.

Ministers are expected to make a decision on airport expansion in the coming weeks, with a second runway at Gatwick also being considered.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:39 pm  

Detectives investigating the violence that broke out at the Epsom Derby are appealing for the public’s help in identifying the suspects.

They’ve released CCTV images of the individuals in connection with the fight, which happened shortly after the main event on the 4th of June.

The incident saw a police officer and a member of the public injured after bottles were thrown in the crowd.

More people also reported injuries after the event.

26 people so far have been arrested in connection with the fight.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:36 pm  

Police appeal after a man stole designer sunglasses in Walton

A man’s being caught on CCTV stealing a large quantity of designer sunglasses in Walton.

The suspect made-off with 150 pairs of Ray-Bans and Oakley sunglasses after breaking into the optician’s in Church Street.

Police say the incident occurred on Thursday the 8th September at around 6.30am.

An image is available on our website
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:22 am  

QPR boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink denies accusations of corruption

QPR boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, has been pictured and filmed negotiating a £55,000 fee, in return for work for a fake Far Eastern firm.

The former Chelsea player agreed to fly to Singapore for a bogus company, who also asked him to consider signing their players.

He denies the Daily Telegraph's accusations and QPR has said they will investigate this fully.

The allegations form part of the Telegraph's undercover investigation into corruption in football.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:22 am  

High risk missing woman last seen in Motspur Park area

Police are growing increasingly concerned about a high risk missing 70 year-old Asian woman, who was last seen in Motspur Park.

Rada Nigam, who doesn’t speak English and isn’t familiar with the area, was last seen yesterday evening.

She’s described as 5ft 5 tall – and was wearing a purple Asian style dress with trousers and a grey jumper with a black shawl.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:12 am  

Man to appear in court over murder of another man from Walton

A man will appear in court later charged with the murder of a man in St Albans over 20 years ago.

43-year-old Paul Milburn from Walton was shot in his car in 1993.

60-year-old Justin Clarke was extradited back to the UK from Germany after being arrested under a European Arrest.

He’s charged with murder, conspiracy to defraud, and offering to supply controlled drugs and will appear in court in St Albans.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:47 am  

Group appealing for Heathrow borough to be split up

Backers of a third runway at Heathrow are calling for John McDonnell’s west London constituency to be redrawn so it no longer includes the airport.

They claim the shadow chancellor and Hayes & Harlington MP can’t properly represent his constituents.

He’s one of the most outspoken opponents, but many residents in the area rely on Heathrow for their livelihood.

The pro-expansion group has written to the Boundary Commission suggesting Hayes & Harlington be split up.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 am  

Hounslow police constable found not guilty of ABH

A police constable in Hounslow has been found not guilty of actual bodily harm.

PC Kieran Gell was charged with unduly striking a 15-year-old boy in the face with his baton.

It was after he responded to a call that young people had broken into a caravan in Isleworth and were allegedly smoking drugs inside.

The officer maintained that he only used his baton on the boy’s arm because he feared for his safety when the teenager ran towards him with one arm raised.

He said he thought the boy was holding something in his hand.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:31 am  

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Appeal following indecent exposure in Chertsey

Police are appealing for witnesses following an indecent exposure in Chertsey on Monday 19th September.

The incident happened when the 30-year-old victim was walking to work along Eastworth Road at around 7am.

A man who was sat in a black Nissan at the junction with Queen Street asked her for directions.

He exposed himself when she went over to speak to him.

The suspect is described as an Asian, aged somewhere between late twenties and early thirties, with short black hair.

He spoke with a local accent.

Anyone with information should contact the police.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:34 pm  

New guidelines for clubs and bars in Kingston are introduced

Kingston Council have given final approval to the borough’s new guidelines for clubs and bars.

The plan says anyone opening licensed premises in the next five years must provide a “safe, orderly and attractive environment”.

Lib Dem councillor, Jon Tolley, says the policy is an “attack on nightlife and culture” and not “fit for purpose.”

The policy was passed by 22 votes to 15.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:28 pm  

Three men convicted after cash machine theft and tampering in Sutton

Three men who fitted a card jamming device and camera to an external cash machine in Sutton Town Centre have been jailed.

34-year-old Nadarajah Nanthakumar, 25-year-old Kisok Thavarajah and 25-year-old Jahamithra Visvanathan fitted two devices to the ATM at Barclays.

They stole a total of £4,400 pounds in just two hours, but were caught red-handed by the Sutton CCTV system.

Two were jailed for 8 and 10 months; one received a suspended sentence.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:02 pm  

Student from Epsom will have his composition performed at the Royal Opera House

A Student from Glyn School in Epsom has won a competition to have his work performed at the Royal Opera House.

17 year old classical composer Jack Pepper was one of 10 entrants with his piece entitled Curtain Call.

He visited the Covent Garden venue for a workshop and his arrangement ended up being recorded by a 43 piece orchestra.

It will be used during the interval of performances of Vincenzo Bellini’s opera, Norma, throughout September and October.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:41 pm  

Ambulance services struggling across London and Surrey

Figures uncovered by the Liberal Democrats show that ambulance services are at breaking point.

The number of serious incidents involving ambulance crews has increased by 20% in just two years.

These include severe delays in responding to 999 calls and poor patient care.

Between April 2015 and March 2016, 448 incidents required investigation.

High numbers were recorded in London, with 59 incidents that needed investigating.

In the area served by the South East Coast service, 6 were thought to require scrutinising.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:15 pm  

Film production open to Cobham retirees

Cobham Community Centre is looking for retired people seeking a new challenge in film production.

The Freewheelers Theatre and Media Company is running film-making workshops on Thursday afternoons starting on 6th October.

The free workshops include opportunities to become involved with acting, writing and production.

No experience is necessary.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:50 pm  

Woman from Kingston in race for comedy award

Harriet Braine from Kingston has reached the final of The Funny Women Awards.

The 25-year-old has been announced as one of the six finalists for the Stage Award.

It will be held at London’s KOKO venue later this evening.

Harriet was also a finalist in this year's So You Think You're Funny Competition.

Previous finalists and winners include Sarah Millican, Katherine Ryan, Susan Calman and Sara Pascoe.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:20 pm  

Apple HQ moves to Battersea

Apple’s new London headquarters will be at Battersea Power Station.

The tech company will move over 1,000 staff from eight sites around the capital into what it calls “a new Apple campus” at the former electricity generator.

Wandsworth council leader Ravi Govindia has said that Apple will become the largest employer in the borough, adding that they’ll be given a warm welcome.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:47 pm  

A 60-year-old man extradited from Germany has appeared in court accused of murdering a man from Walton in 1993.

23 year-old Paul Milburn died after being shot in his car in St Albans.

Justin Clarke arrived in the UK on Monday having been held under a European Arrest Warrant since February.

He’s appeared before magistrates charged with murder and possession of a firearm.

Clarke also faces charges of conspiracy to defraud and offering to supply controlled drugs.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:07 pm  

Labour backbenches are said to be planning their own vote on a third runway at Heathrow.

They’re preparing to present a report on Heathrow to a meeting of Labour MPs and peers when Parliament returns.

The chair of Labour's backbench transport committee, Gavin Shuker, has said MPs are "deeply frustrated" about a lack of leadership on key policies.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:06 pm  

The Ryder cup returns on Friday and is set to enjoy its biggest commercial audience yet.

Europe will be looking for their fourth straight victory over the USA when the prestigious tournament begins in Minnesota.

Both teams will also pay tribute to golfing legend Arnold Palmer, who sadly passed away on Sunday.

Doug McClelland from Silvermere in Cobham explains why the tournament is so special.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:05 pm  

Carshalton and Wallington’s MP has joined forces with the London Fire Bridgade in a bid to make homes safer.

Tom Brake’s backing the Brigade’s “Total Recall” campaign, which aims to protect people against faulty household appliances.

One fire a day in London is caused by white goods such as washing machines, fridges and freezers.

The campaign is calling for a central register of product recalls.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:50 pm  

A woman missing from her home in Wallington has been found.

43 year old Amanda Heyden left her assisted accommodation in Woodcote Road on Monday night.

Police say she is safe and well.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:49 pm  

Wandsworth's artists are opening their doors to the public again for this year's Artists’ Open House.

Over two weekends this October, around 100 artists are inviting people into their homes and exhibition spaces.

The event is coordinated by the Wandsworth Arts Team.

People can browse or buy, and also get the chance to speak to the artists in a relaxed environment.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:48 pm  

Wandsworth will be hosting a Jumble Trail on 9th October.

Communities are being encouraged to co-ordinate to set up stalls outside their houses to sell any unwanted clothes or items they may have.

It’s a good opportunity to make some money while also helping to reduce waste.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:46 pm  

Work on improving the playground in Upper Tooting Park is now complete.

The £56,000 project is part of a string of planned playground improvement schemes over the next two years.

New equipment has been installed and damaged safety surfaces have been replaced.

The changes are part of a policy to make sure that playgrounds in the borough are accessible to all children, including those with mental or physical disabilities.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:46 pm  

Detectives investigating the murder of Scott Wilkinson are urging anyone who visited Thames Island in the week before his body was found to contact the police.

The 48-year-old from Walton is believed to have been fishing on the evening of July 27th when he was brutally attacked.

Officers are urging anyone who was on the island around this time to help the investigation by calling and providing details of their trip.

Six people have been arrested in connection with the incident so far.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:15 pm  

Shareholders at a Woking brewery have approved one of the biggest mergers in UK corporate history

Shareholders of Woking-based SAB Miller - which makes Peroni and Grolsch - have approved one of the biggest mergers in UK corporate history.

AB InBev, which is behind brands like Budweiser, Corona and Stella Artois, is buying the firm in a deal worth around £79bn.

It was forced to raise its offer after a fall in the value of the pound.

The combined company will control almost a third of the global beer market.

SAB Miller employs more than 500 people at its HQ in Woking.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:34 pm  

The first Syrian Refugee family will be resettled in Wandsworth next month

Wandsworth will welcome its first Syrian refugee family next month.

They’ll be resettled under the government’s Syrian Vulnerable Person Resettlement Programme.

This scheme houses refugees in private rental accommodation and is paid for by the Home Office.

It’s a year after Labour councillors first called on Wandsworth Council to assist families from the war-torn country.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:33 am  

Merton council CCTV operator tracks down stolen scooter

A Merton council CCTV operator tracked down a group of teenagers with a stolen scooter in Wimbledon after being alerted by police.

The operator successfully located the group of boys aged between 14-16 at the junction of The Broadway and Queen’s Road.

No arrests were made and the scooter was returned to its owner.

Merton police work with many different agencies to crack down on criminal behaviour in the borough.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:12 am  

Police in Hammersmith and Fulham wish to trace a man over an unprovoked assault

Police in Hammersmith and Fulham have released a CCTV image of a man they wish to trace following an unprovoked assault, which left a shop worker with facial injuries.

The suspect shoulder barged and punched a Tesco worker to the ground after entering the supermarket on North End Road in May.

The suspect is described as a black man, with a bald head, aged in his 30s and approximately 6ft 1in tall.

Anyone who recognises this man or who can provide information about the incident is asked to contact Hammersmith and Fulham CID on 020 8246 2505 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:36 am  

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Police in Kingston 'concerned for welfare' of missing 49 year old man

Kingston Police are appealing for help in finding a missing 49 year old man.

Clive Eyre (pictured) could be in the Redhill area and Police have said they’re ‘concerned’ for his welfare.

Anyone with information is urged to call police on 101 or if you spot him call 999.

Ref: 16MIS042085
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:08 pm  

Brentford move up to fourth in the Championship

Brentford moved up to fourth in the Championship with a convincing 4-1 victory over Reading.

It means they are now unbeaten in 7 matches against the Royals.

Goals from Josh Clarke, Lasse Vibe, Maxime Collin and Scott Hogan ensured the three points.

Elsewhere, Tom Cairney cancelled out Nicklas Bendtner's opener as Fulham drew 1-1 with Nottingham Forest to move up to 12th.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:57 pm  

Could Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew get the England job?

Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew is the second favourite with most bookmakers to take over the vacant England manager seat, with Steve Bruce the favourite.

Gareth Southgate will take over as caretaker manager for the next four games- he previously ruled himself out of the running when Roy Hodgson was fired in the summer.

FA chairman Greg Clarke says it was clear after meeting with Allardyce today, there could only be one outcome.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:49 pm  

Frustrated South West Train passengers have spoken of chaos as signal problems at Wimbledon meant lines to Waterloo were blocked.

Some took to Twitter to say there was a huge scramble to get on trains that were leaving the platforms.

National Rail said the disruption was likely to remain until the end of service.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:15 pm  

Hounslow Heath golf course is closing on Friday due to financial problems.

The Council has said they need to make sure their resources are invested for the benefit of the community.

The site will remain closed until the outcome of the planning process is clear.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:34 pm  

Richmond council is encouraging people to join in with Public Health England’s Stoptober campaign.

It challenges people to quit smoking throughout October.

In Richmond, Stoptober will be promoted in GP surgeries, by health workers, libraries and leisure centres.

Richmond Council run organisation, Kickit, will also be delivering advice about quitting the deadly habit.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:10 pm  

Richmond’s Dignity in Care Awards will be taking place on November the 16th.

They recognise the very best in care and support across the Adult Services sector in the borough.

If you’d like to nominate a care worker or assistant, you can do so online.

Entries must be done by the 7th of October.

For more information, visit the council’s website.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:45 pm  

A young man’s been rushed to hospital after he was hit by a police car on a 999 call in Isleworth.

The 20 year old was struck by the unmarked vehicle in London Road this afternoon.

He was treated at the scene by paramedics before being taken to hospital.

His condition remains unknown.

A spokesman said the Met’s Directorate of Professional Standards will be investigating the collision.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:18 pm  

It appears to be ‘all systems go’ in regards to a new Football stadium in Merton.

Merton Council and AFC Wimbledon, have both received a letter confirming Secretary of State Sajid Javid wont intervene.

AFC Wimbledon have been applying for permission to renovate the Plough Lane site since 2014, overcoming numerous hurdles in the process.

The plans can now go ahead without interruption.

The proposed renovation includes a 20,000-seater stadium, retail space and over 600 new homes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:50 pm  

A London MEP’s urging us not to be silent about hate crimes carried out following the EU referendum result.

Green Euro MP, Jean Lambert, has been speaking as the European Parliament discusses the issue of Islamophobia across the continent.

The UK’s seen a rise in attacks in the months since we voted to leave.

Mrs. Lambert says it's not acceptable:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:36 pm  

Labour says it will make up any shortfalls in funding for deprived regions resulting from Britain’s departure from the EU.

The promise will be announced later at the party’s annual conference.

It will guarantee that future Labour governments will match EU structural funding.

The current allocations under the EU’s 2014-2020 scheme are London 762 million euros and South East 286 million euros.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:05 pm  

A heroic ambulance worker came to the rescue of a woman being mugged by two men on a moped in Wandsworth.

Sandy Gibb was on his coffee break when he heard a woman screaming at a petrol station.

He ran over and jumped out at the two thieves and grabbed their moped from under them before they fled the scene.

The incident in Swandon Way left the medic with a sprained arm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:04 pm  

The Ryder Cup is back on Friday and most golf clubs are feeling the benefit of the tournaments growing publicity.

Doug McClelland is a professional golfer from Silvermere in Cobham who came close to representing Europe back in 1973 and 77.

He says the tournament is great for all clubs as it attracts a worldwide TV audience which promotes the game.

But he says he would make changes to the scheduling so clubs could benefit even further:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:04 pm  

Sherwood Park School in Wallington has created a new learning and play garden for children with special needs.

BBC sports commentator and Honorary President of the charity Wooden Spoon Surrey, John Inverdale, opened the Discovery Forest.

The sensory garden provides an exciting and educational experience for children.

It has wheelchair access and a number of creative areas, including a stage.

There’s also a horticulture area for older pupils.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:42 pm  

Motorway madness - driver caught reversing on the M25 after taking to wrong turn

A driver has been slapped with a £100 fine and three penalty points on his licence, after reversing down the M25.

Surrey road cops have released a video showing the shocking moment the person behind the wheel started reversing on the hard shoulder.

The incident took place on Saturday afternoon on the Junction 7 slip road towards Hooley.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:52 pm  

Three suspects made off with a red Ducati H8 motorcycle worth £11000 after a smash and grab in Wandsworth

Three men are being pursued by police after a smash and grab raid in Wandsworth.

The suspects broke through the front of David Robinson Motorcycles on Old York Road, in the early hours of this morning.

They made off with a red Ducati H8 motorcycle worth £11000.

It’s believed the 3 men were wearing dark clothing - no arrests have been made at this stage.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:11 am  

Did you witness a burglary at Côte Brasserie in Cobham High Street?

Police are appealing for witness following a burglary at the Cote Brasserie in Cobham highstreet.

Three men smashed through the front door and stole a safe and a quantity of alcohol, in the early hours of Friday morning.

They then made off in a silver Ford van.

The first suspect is described as mixed race or Asian with short black hair. He was wearing a royal blue long sleeve hooded tracksuit top with a small white logo on the chest and white lines along both arms and hood. He was also wearing royal blue tracksuit bottoms with a small white logo on the left pocket and white lines down the outside of each leg and white/grey trainers.

The second suspect was wearing plain black tracksuit bottoms, a white top with black sleeves, a hi-visability vest, a black beanie style hat and black gloves. The third suspect was wearing a long sleeved plain black jumper, grey tracksuit bottoms, light coloured gloves and black trainers.

PC David Baldwin said: “Two of the suspects were wearing distinctive clothing and we’re hoping that someone may know who they are or saw their getaway van in the early hours of Friday morning. Please contact Surrey Police quoting reference 45160083609 if you have any information so we can progress our investigation.”

You can also use the online reporting system found at and enter the reference number in the ‘Additional information' section.

Information can also be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:37 am  

Banksy’s most iconic pieces are being auctioned in Chiswick

Today, two of Banksy’s most iconic pieces are being auctioned in Chiswick.

Early works such as these are becoming scarce, with the artist having not produced any recent paintings.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:08 am  

Soldier Ben Regan 'killed by speeding driver Jake Polmeer' in Reigate

A soldier died after he was "knocked out of his shoes" and sent flying 50ft into the air by a speeding driver who then fled scene, a court has heard.

27 year-old Jake Polmeer failed to see 20 year-old Ben Regan in the middle of the road in Reigate.

Mr Regan was talking on his phone after he came out of Joules wine bar into Bell Street on 20th of June last year.

Mr Polmeer denies causing death by careless driving.

The trial continues.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:07 am  

Surrey Police use new technique to convict a man of voyeurism

Surrey Police have successfully used a new digital forensics technique to convict a man of voyeurism.

The technique can prove that images and videos have come from a specific camera, even if the actual camera isn’t recovered.

It’s previously been used by two other forces in securing convictions for child sex offences.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:20 am  

Hounslow resident thanks London Fire Brigade after bin fire left estate feeling 'shaken'

Firefighters were praised by a Hounslow resident after a bin caught near their flat.

Around 10 bins and a motor cycle were destroyed by the fire on Bath Street Saturday morning.

Local resident Ryan John Smith took to Twitter to thank London Fire Brigade. He said:

“Thank you @LondonFire for getting to our fire so quickly and saving our home. The block is very shaken but firefighters were there in less than 2 minutes.”

Residents self evacuated from the block before fire crews arrived. There were no reports of any injuries.

The Brigade was called at 1057 and the fire was under control by 1154. Feltham, Twickenham and Heston fire stations attended the incident. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:38 am  

Thornton Heath firms to benefit from advice a rennovation

Businesses in Thornton Heath are to receive free business support- as part of their share of a 2.7 million pot from Croydon Council.

Almost £150,000 has been earmarked to ensure they have the skills and expertise to expand and achieve.

The wider project of Croydon’s New Homes Bonus grant will also see shops smartened up, better signage and public art introduced.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:33 am  

Monday, 26 September 2016

New report finds low income households in South West London are at greatest risk of fire

Low income households in South West London are at the greatest risk of fire.

49% of tenants living in rented accommodation admit to feeling concerned over fire safety advice in their building.

Nearly 50% of concerned tenants are even considering moving out of their homes, according to a new report from the Government’s Chief Fire and Rescue Advisor.

Today marks the start of London’s ‘Fire Door Safety Week’.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:42 pm  

An Isleworth man has been found guilty of stabbing his friend to death in an argument over drugs.

22 year old Azeem Issa was convicted today at the Old Bailey for the murder of 28 year old Sahil Roy, who died after being attacked on April.

He’ll be sentenced on Thursday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:25 pm  

Wandsworth residents are being urged to get their flu jab, to help avoid catching the potentially serious illness.

The start of flu season is October, so people are encouraged to get vaccinated as soon as possible.

For more information, speak to your doctor or visit the council’s website.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:24 pm  

Kingston Council’s encouraging people to have their say on the use of body worn video cameras by tax inspectors.

The cameras are fixed to the front of their uniforms.

The four-week consultation to discuss the issue, launched today, closes on the 24th of October.

For more information, visit the council’s website.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:48 pm  

A 31-year-old-man who regularly hangs around in Woking has been issued with a Criminal Behaviour Order.

James Jeater was issued with the two year order due to his excessive drinking and aggressive behaviour.

Police say he chose to ignore countless warnings and offers of help which left them no choice but to obtain an order from the courts.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:42 pm  

Two brothers have been jailed after they stabbed and robbed an elderly man outside his house in Thornton Heath.

27 year old Bobby Baker and 21 year old Darren Dean attacked the 79 year old as he washed his car.

They’ve been jailed for a total of eleven years.

A third man who was also involved was sentenced to four years imprisonment after pleading guilty to robbery.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:41 pm  

Wandsworth plans to make charging your electric vehicle a lot easier in a bid to promote greener motoring.

The Council’s community services committee has backed a scheme to provide up to 125 new charging points across the borough.

It comes as demand for the service is increasing with more than 400 electrical vehicle users registered in Wandsworth – up from 97 in 2013.

If given final approval, it’ll take about 6 months to install 20 to 25 new stations with 4 or 5 charging points each.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:33 pm  

London workers could save nearly 450-thousand pounds on the cost of a home - if they are willing to commute from outside the city.

Towns that are an hour's commute from central London, have an average house price of almost 300-thousand.

That compares to 741-thousand for a property close to work, according to Lloyds Bank.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:32 pm  

Shadow chancellor John McDonnell says, under a Labour government, everybody will earn enough money to live on.

Speaking at the party's conference in Liverpool, he said forecasts suggest more than 10 pounds per hour.

The Hayes and Harlington MP told delegates a new living wage review body would be charged with the task of setting a level needed for a decent life.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:32 pm  

A British woman, who lives in Reigate is believed to have become the world's youngest ever commercial airline captain at the age of just 26.

Gatwick based Pilot, Kate McWilliams, joined easyJet as a first officer five years ago.

She’s now been promoted to captain after passing the airline's command course.

The captain says she gets asked her age on a daily basis, and people are impressed when she tells them how young she is.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:29 pm  

Gatwick Airport has submitted its final proposal for a second runway.

The report disputes the data collected by the Airport Commission, which favours expansion at Heathrow.

Gatwick's chief executive Stewart Wingate says the government needs to consider noise pollution as a major factor.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:28 pm  

Carshalton and Wallington MP Tom Brake has promised to support stronger national action on the environment, following the vote to leave the EU.

He’s backing a World Wildlife Fund pledge to defend our countryside and support UK action on climate change.

It’s so far been signed by 50 MPs.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:19 pm  

Kingston council's raising awareness of Child sexual exploitation

The hidden crime of child sexual exploitation is being highlighted by Kingston council in a week-long campaign.

It’s a type of sexual abuse involving children, which often goes unreported.

Children often receive money, affection or other types of rewards for performing sexual activities.

The week long campaign aims to inform residents and parents on the warning signs, as well as raising awareness.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:25 am  

Police probe reports of 'loud bang' at shop in Putney

Putney residents were woken by a “loud bang” in the early hours of this morning.

Police were called to a shop on Upper Richmond road, where it’s believed the bang was cause by issues with a water tank.

A Met Police spokesman said: “We were called to reports of a loud bang in the rear of a shop.

“Police worked to assist London Fire Brigade who later said they believed it was caused by a water tank issue.”

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:34 am  

Wandsworth Council offers free money advice today

Wandsworth Council is offering a free money advice drop-in service.

The drop-in is aimed at residents of the Alton estate in Roehampton but is open to anyone who is worried about money.

Guidance on how to reduce your bill and debt advice are also offered.

The first of three sessions will take place today from 10am – 4pm at the Western Area Housing Office off Roehampton Lane.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:25 am  

Police in London intensify crackdown on burglary

The Metropolitan Police are today launching their seasonal crackdown on burglary and those who handle stolen goods.

Operation Bumblebee sees officers in London intensifying their efforts to work with other forces to stop thieves escaping by going across county lines.

They'll deploy specialist manhunt teams and high-visibility patrols in burglary hot spots.

Officers will also provide London residents with a kit to forensically mark their possessions with a unique code identifiable to police and second hand goods buyers.

They’re reminding Londoners to act particularly cautiously at this time of year as traditionally they see a rise in residential offences.

Advice includes storing bins behind side gates to block them and avoiding leaving lots of packaging outside your house.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:53 am  

Chelsea Ladies miss out on Women's Super League

Chelsea Ladies have lost out on the Women’s Super League after Manchester City secured a 2-0 victory.

The first goal came as Chelsea captain Katie Chapman, under pressure from Jill Scott, diverted Toni Duggan's corner into her own net 12 minutes before half-time.

But Chelsea will still secure Champions League qualification if they take two points from their final two WSL games.

City just needed to avoid defeat in yesterday’s game to guarantee the top spot.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 am  

UPDATE: Missing teenager from Isleworth found

15-year-old Georgia Chandler from Isleworth, who had been reported missing, has now been found.

The police thank the public for their assistance.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:08 am  

Marsden hospitals appeal for funding to tackle breast cancer

The Royal Marsden hospitals in Sutton and Chelsea are appealing for help in funding two new mammography machines.

Doctors say the equipment is vital is detecting harder to find breast tumours.

They also give clinicians better precision during biopsies.

9,000 people use the Marsden’s Breast Unit ever year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:35 am  

Crystal Palace boss reflects on Sunderland win

Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew says his team are looking like they've got goals in them again.

Joe Ledley, James McArthur and Christian Benteke all scored in the 3-2 win at Premier League strugglers Sunderland.

Pardew says the changes they've made to the squad are paying off:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 am  

Chelsea boss reflects on Saturday's defeat

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte says the attitude of his players has to change if they're to become a great team in reality, and that they must reflect a lot on their performance against Arsenal last Saturday.

He didn't think his players' attitude was good from the first minute of their 3-0 Premier League defeat at their London rivals.

They're down to eighth in the Premier League following Saturday's game.

Conte says his players need to do better:

He also wants to see his side be more than just a talented group of individuals:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:25 am  

Former Sri Lanka captain re-signs with Surrey

Former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara has signed a new one-year contract with Surrey.

The 38-year-old batsman, who’s fifth in the list of all-time Test run scorers, joined the side ahead of the 2015 season.

He scored 278 runs in seven innings in the One-Day Cup and one-thousand-and-thirty-nine runs in the County Championship this season.

Surrey’s head coach posted on twitter saying it was “nice to have the King back again”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:55 am  

Sleeping Beauty is on the way to Richmond Theatre

We’ve barely had time to put away our summer wardrobe, and already talk is turning to Christmas.

Sleeping Beauty is this year’s choice of panto at Richmond Theatre.

The classic tale stars comedienne Maureen Lipman as the Wicked Fairy:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:10 am  

Appeal continues to find stroke victim's family in Kingston

Police in Kingston are continuing to appeal for help tracing the family and friends of a stroke victim who’s unable to talk.

The man was found collapsed outside Boots in Union Street by paramedics on August the 23rd with no form of ID or medication on him.

He’s thought to be in his mid-50s, of medium build, around 5ft 7, and has distinctive tattoos on his left arm including one saying "Mam" and "Dad" and a picture of a fish.

Anyone with information on his identity should contact the police.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:28 am  

Police appeal for help tracing woman and man from Streatham

Police in south London are concerned for the welfare of a missing man and woman who are thought to be together.

Syed Hossain, who’s in his late thirties, was last spotted on Tuesday at home in Streatham.

30-year-old Rachel Chagger was last seen around 11.30pm on Thursday when she said she was going to Canary Wharf to see friends.

Rachel is described as white and around 5ft 4in with a skinny build and shoulder length blonde hair.

Syed is described as Asian and around 5ft 9in with a stocky build.

Officers think they could be around Streatham, Wandsworth and Crystal Palace.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:09 am  

Sunday, 25 September 2016

Brothers Jailed for Stabbing and Robbing Croydon Pensioner

Two brothers have been jailed after they stabbed and robbed an elderly man in Croydon as he washed his car.

Bobby Baker and Darren Dean Baker attacked the 79-year old in front of his home in Thornton Heath on 16th September.

The robbers fled from the scene on foot, making off with the elderly pensioner’s phone, wallet and watch.

The brothers, aged 27 and 21, were jailed for a total of eleven years for what Croydon Police have described as a “despicable crime”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:26 pm  

Kew Village Market to Celebrate its 5th Birthday Next Sunday

Kew Village Market will be marking its fifth anniversary a week today, and a range of events have been organised to celebrate.

As well as 45 stalls – visitors can also enjoy live music from English Hanwell Ukulele Group and take part in a raffle.

The Mayor of Richmond will also be there to present £5000 to five chosen local charities.

Kew Village Market is run entirely by volunteers and has raised over £35,000 for local causes in the past five years.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:29 pm  

The Royal Marsden set Fundraising Challenge

The Royal Marsden has set itself a challenge to raise £750,000 by June.

The money will be used to support the Gynaecological Cancer Fund.

Doctors are currently doing ground breaking work in precision therapies as well as raising awareness of these types of cancer.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:18 pm  

Streatham MP, Chuka Umunna, Dismisses Reports of Challenging Labour Leadership

MP for Streatham, Chuka Umunna, today dismissed reports that he was planning to challenge Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership.

The politician spoke out against claims that he has been urged by allies to oust the new Labour leader before the next general election.

Mr Umunna said the leadership had been settled and Labour now need put their values to practice and work together to win.

He was a candidate in the 2015 Labour leadership election but dropped out of the race because of the pressure of media scrutiny.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:17 pm  

Appeal from police in Weybridge

Police in Weybridge are appealing for help after a cyclist and a teenage boy were seriously hurt last night.

The incident happened on Hanger Hill at around 7:30 pm when an argument involving 3 or 4 people spilled onto the road, causing the cyclist, a man in his fifties, to fall from his bike.

The man has been taking to hospital for treatment for his injuries, he’s in a stable condition. A 17 year old boy is also in hospital after receiving serious facial injuries.
A 16 year old boy was arrested on suspicion of assault.

Anyone with who witnessed the incident or has any information should call surrey police or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:17 pm  

New plans for recreation site in Chiswick

Plans to improve a major sports and recreation site in Chiswick are gathering pace, according to a review by Hounslow Council.

Dukes Meadows is currently used for a range of water and land sports.

It is also one of the most important wildlife refuges in urban west London.

The council says it aims to make the 230 acres “a sustainable, high quality green open space, which includes a state-of-the-art sports hub”

Further consultation is set to take place later this year.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:27 pm  

Only 1 in 5 Surrey children have eye tests

Opticians around the country are calling for eye tests to be made mandatory for children, in a bid to prevent sight loss.

According to a survey carried out by the College of Optometry, many of us don’t get our eyes tested until there’s a problem.

In Surrey, 1 in 5 children and about 1 in 10 adults have made a visit to their optician.

Leading Eye Care Expert, Andy Sanders, says underlying medical conditions such as Glaucoma can be detected through these tests.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:11 am  

Appeal to find rapist in Tooting continues

Police are continuing to appeal for information after a young woman was raped in Tooting.

The attack happened on Wednesday shortly after midnight as the victim approached her car in Lucien Road.

The suspect forced the woman into an address and raped her before fleeing the scene.

He’s described as Asian, in his early 20s, 5 ft 7 inches tall with a thin moustache, and was wearing glasses, a red hooded top and light-coloured tracksuit bottoms.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:25 am  

French flag flown in Hounslow

A French flag has been flown to mark a special visit in Hounslow.

Guests from the borough’s twin town of Issy-les-Moulineaux were in the town this week to talk about building stronger connections.

A school exchange programme was at the top of the list.

It’s hoped better promotion of the French town in Hounslow will lead to more people visiting it.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:11 am  

18 year-old woman missing from Horley

An 18-year old woman has gone missing from Horley, and police are trying to find her.

Shannon Dale left her home at around 3 o’clock on Thursday afternoon and has not made contact with her family since.

She is described as white, slim, with red hair and around 5 foot 3 inches tall.

Police urge anyone who has information to get in contact as it is a matter of urgency.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 am  

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