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Saturday, 22 October 2016

Man Missing from Wallington

Police are appealing for the public's help to trace a man from Wallington.

39-year-old Andrew Sayer was last seen at around 1.44pm today at his home address in Wallington.

Andrew’s family are concerned as he has not taken any clothes, and has a history of depression and other medical complications.

Andrew was previously reporting missing earlier in October - on that occasion he was found at Clackett Lane motorway services.

He is described as white, about 6ft tall, of a medium build and has a shaved head.

He was last seen wearing a blue Superdry hooded top, black jeans and black boots.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:07 pm  

Cystal Palace boss Alan Pardew speaks after Leicester game

Crystal Palace have slipped to consecutive Premier League defeats.

They went down 3-1 at champions Leicester.

Manager Alan Pardew says the final result was a bit harsh on his side:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:58 pm  

Elderly Pedestrians Killed in Surrey Van Crash

Two elderly pedestrians have been run over and killed by a van in Surrey.

They were hit by the silver van on the A25 Reigate Road in Dorking, near the junction of Pixham Lane, at about 6.50pm on Friday.

A man died at the scene while a woman was taken to St George's Hospital in Tooting where she was pronounced dead.

The road was closed for officers to investigate but has since reopened.

Police are appealing for any witnesses to come forward.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:21 pm  

Update: Police find 7-year-old boy from Mitcham

The 7-year-old boy missing from Mitcham has been found safe and well.

Reece Guthrie-Waite went missing since 3pm this afternoon.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:19 pm  

Shepherds Bush Murder: Police Launch Investigation

A murder investigation has launched after a man was knifed to death in Shepherds Bush.

Police were called at approximately 2.40 this morning to reports of a male unconscious at a house in Askew Road.

The man, believed to be 28-years-old, was found suffering from stab wounds - he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Next of kin have not been informed and a post-mortem examination will be arranged in due course.

Anyone with any information is urged to get in contact with police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:33 pm  

Surrey Boroughs Top League Table of Most Prosperous UK Places to Live

A borough in Surrey has topped a list for the most prosperous places in the UK.

The UK Prosperity Index looks at well-being, as well as economic prosperity – with Waverley taking to top spot.

Other places that made the top 20 were Mole Valley, Guildford and Woking.

The index looked at a range of factors, including economic prosperity, business activity, education, health, crime and natural environment.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:51 pm  

High street in Claygate shortlisted as one of the country's best loved shopping areas

Claygate High Street has being shortlisted as one of the country’s best loved shopping areas.

It’s part of the third annual Great British High Street competition.

A record 900 entries were made across all 14 categories.

Claygate will get a share of the prize pot worth £100,000, if they come out on top.

Voting closes on 18th November.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:52 pm  

Sutton Council gives financial warnings

Sutton Council is warning residents to avoid pay-day loans and loan-sharks this Christmas.

The council says loan sharks should never be considered as an option for a short term loan due to high interest rates.

Trading Standards strongly recommends joining a credit union such as CroydonPlus if you need a loan.

It is open to anyone who works within the borough and is aged 16 or over.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:55 pm  

Pardew speaks about upcoming match at Leicester

Crystal Palace are in good away form going into today's Premier League trip to champions Leicester.

Their only disappointment in 4 top-flight games on the road this season was a 1-0 loss at Tottenham.

Palace suffered 1-0 defeats in both fixtures against Leicester last season.

Boss Alan Pardew maintains they were unlucky in those games:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:47 pm  

Brentford Midfielder banned over alleged abusive and sexist language

A Championship midfielder who referenced gender when aiming abusive language towards a match official has been banned for five matches by the Football Association.

Brentford's Alan McCormack denied the charge, relating to a game with Cardiff in April.

He's also been fined £6,000 and must attend an education course.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:40 pm  

Croydon council tries to tackle worrying levels of childhood obesity

Two in five 10-to-11-year-olds in Croydon are still obese.

This is according to a 2015 public health report.

Croydon Council with the NHS have created The Great Weight Debate survey which launched this week to tackle the issue.

An interactive roadshow has been organised on Monday in North End.

It’s one of several health measures established in Croydon including Food Flagship, Phunky Foods and Eatwell Croydon
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:07 pm  

Sutton's international summit calls for more innovation

There have been calls for more innovation at a sustainable cities summit hosted in Sutton.

It was agreed at the ‘Energising the Sustainable Economy in Cities Summit’ hosted last Tuesday that it’s the only way to deal with economic, social and environmental challengers.

100 representatives from organisations across the UK and Europe were in attendance.

The Leader of Sutton council Ruth Dombey explained explained how the borough is a leader in sustainability through pioneering initiatives.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:24 am  

Police trace man after failed attempt to import drugs at Heathrow

Police have released CCTV of a man they wish to speak to after two parcels of herbal cannabis were intercepted at Heathrow Airport.

A 41-year-old man has already been found guilty for conspiring to import class B drugs after he was arrested at the delivery address for the parcels.

Detectives are now tracing 44-year-old Manuel Vieira in connection with the incident that happened last December.

They’re appealing for anyone with information to contact them on 101 or to call Crimestoppers anonymously.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:12 am  

Preview of today's football

In the Premier League, Crystal Palace face Leicester. Palace currently lie ninth, having been boosted in the transfer window by the arrival of Christian Benteke.


Fulham have a tough match ahead against a rejuvenated Aston Villa side.

The Whites travel to Villa Park to face the new Claret and Blues boss Steve Bruce who won his first game in charge.

Also in the Championship, QPR are on a five game unbeaten run ahead of their clash against Sheffield Wednesday, while Brentford aim to make 11 games unbeaten as Barnsley visit Griffin Park.


In League One, AFC Wimbledon go to Peterborough. The Dons will be without Paul Robinson due to suspension after the experienced defender collected his fifth booking of the season.

With only goal difference separating seventh place Posh to Wimbledon in ninth, it has all the makings of a close contest.


All games kick off at 3pm.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:22 am  

Southern Rail poses an unacceptable risk to health and safety according to commuters

Commuters are warning that dangerous overcrowding on the Southern rail network is an unacceptable health and safety risk.

The Association of British Commuters said it’s been "inundated" with reports that peaked during the long-running strike action.

It has asked the Department for Transport if such risks warranted termination of the franchise.

Southern has reassured that its priority is the safety of passengers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:36 am  

Cowboy builders in Surrey are jailed

Two cowboy builders who committed fraud across Surrey, Hampton and Hertfordshire have been jailed.

50-year-old John Green and 55-year-old George Roy conned elderly residents out of a total of £585,000 between 2011 and 2013.

Trading under ‘George Roy roofing Contractors’, they laundered the money through company bank accounts.

They were sentenced last Friday after being found guilty of participating in fraudulent business and money laundering.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:29 am  

Hounslow prepares for "Jungle Camp" children

Hounslow's Children’s services are preparing for the arrival of children from the refugee camps in Calais.

It comes as plans to dismantle the so-called "jungle camp" will begin on Monday.

They will be brought over here under a registration scheme and reunited with family members where possible.

Children's services will assess how to support families to care for young people so they receive access to healthcare, education and support groups.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:19 am  

Two elderly pedestrians die in collision in Dorking

Police are appealing for information after a fatal collision between a silver van and two elderly pedestrians in Dorking.

It happened just after 6.45pm on Friday evening on Reigate Road close to Pixham lane.

One of the pedestrians - a man - was pronounced dead at the scene, while the second - a woman - was taken to St George’s hospital in Tooting where she was sadly pronounced dead.

Officers are keen to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the incident.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:34 am  

Friday, 21 October 2016

Surrey Police still hunting man who breached probation

Surrey Police are still trying to trace a wanted man after he breached conditions of his probation.

Lloyd Ernest Edwards has links to East Surrey and has been known to frequent the Redhill area.

He is described as 5ft 7ins, white, of stocky build with a gold tooth, with an "England" tattoo on his neck.

Police are warning people not to approach him but instead to get in touch with information.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:21 pm  

Police Search for Solicotor from Chelsea who fled UK after Prison Sentence

Police are searching for a Portuguese solicitor from Chelsea after she fled the UK before the end of her criminal trial.

Maria Antonia Cameira who lives in Flood Street was found guilty of fraud by abuse of position, and was sentenced to six years in prison.

The 58-year-old was the director of two law firms based in London before she was taken to court for scamming a client out of hundreds of thousands of pounds.

A police spokesperson said they hope to catch Cameira as her victim deserves justice.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:06 pm  

Police Appealing for Witnesses after Croydon Stabbing

A man was stabbed four times in the back during an attempted mugging on a busy road in Croydon.

The 33-year-old was walking in Thornton Heath when he was approached by two men on 26th September, police said.

He was holding his phone and one of the men tried to grab it while the other took out a knife.

He was taken to hospital and later discharged – police would like to anyone who has any information.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:38 pm  

Actor Rupert Everett praises plans to pardon gay and bisexual men

Actor Rupert Everett has praised plans to pardon gay and bisexual men previously convicted under now-abolished homosexuality legislation.

The move was announced by the justice minister this week following calls from the family of Hampton code breaker Alan Turing.

The openly gay star of My Best Friend's Wedding, Everett, says it 'sends a great message out to other parts of the world'.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:49 pm  

Barnes-Resident Gary Lineker Adds Voice to Child Migrant Row

Gary Lineker today hit back in a row over the age of child migrants brought to the UK.

The presenter, who lives in Barnes, was at the centre of a storm after criticising media coverage questioning the age of children brought to Britain from Calais.

He shared a reportedly false claim that a migrant pictured in The Sun newspaper was in fact an adult working for the Home Office.

The Government then stepped in by saying the refugee was in fact among those who claimed to be a child.

The former England striker has posted that he was getting a bit of a ‘spanking’ but things are worse for refugees fleeing their home.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:09 pm  

A person who bid £80,000 for a new plastic £5 note with the serial number AK47 is "refusing to pay up"

Gareth Wright from Twickenham listed and sold the fiver on eBay.

He claims he's receiving daily online abuse from the public accusing him of being a liar, and he feels the company isn’t doing enough to support him.

Gareth’s told Jackie's Leigh Ann Gerrans he’s being trying to contact eBay.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:47 pm  

A man from Battersea has been jailed for 18 years after a car he was driving crushed a teenager to death in Brixton

30 year old Nathan Bell (pictured) was found guilty of the manslaughter of 17-year-old Jerrell Elie yesterday.

He was also found guilty of four counts of perverting the course of justice as he attempted to cover up his crime.

He was found not guilty of murder.

He has been ordered to serve 18 years and four years on license when released.

He will serve a minimum of two thirds of his sentence and has also been disqualified from driving for 16 years and nine months.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:22 pm  

A teenager who left the comfort of her home in the country to live in the big smoke, is realising her dream of becoming a singer

Sam Harper, known as Harper moved from South Wales to Parsons Green at the tender age of 18.

She’s been picked to release a charity single on behalf of the NSPCC and The National Autistic Society.

It’s hoped her song No Love in the Jungle will help youngsters feeling isolated, as she was when she first came to London.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:10 pm  

A man from Wimbledon has been jailed for 15 years for sex offences

85 year old Mervyn Conn, was found guilty of two counts of rape and one count of indecent assault.

The offences occurred between 1975 and 1985 in the Westminster and Wimbledon areas.

The judge ordered that Conn serve at least 7 years before being eligible for release.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:02 pm  

French presidential frontrunner Alain Juppe says the border with the UK should be moved from Calais to Kent

He’s arguing it is for Britain to handle the migrant crisis.

Father Michael Scanlon is from St Mary's in west Croydon.

He’s been supporting the new arrivals.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:50 pm  

A woman has been arrested in Hayes on suspicion of fundraising for the purpose of terrorism

Officers from the Met's Counter Terrorism Command arrested the 31-year-old at an address in the area this morning.

She attended a south London police station by appointment where she was arrested and bailed to return in mid-January.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

'Fake Sheikh' Mazher Mahmood from Purley is jailed over Tulisa case

The journalist known as the 'Fake Sheikh' has been jailed for 15 months for tampering with evidence against the singer Tulisa.

Mazher Mahmood from Purley and his driver Alan Smith were found guilty earlier this month of conspiring to pervert the course of justice.

They'd changed a police statement relating to the former X Factor judge's drug trial, which collapsed in 2014.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:23 pm  

Fatality near Epsom station

A body has been found on the tracks close to Epsom station.

Emergency services were called to the incident at around 11.30 this morning, and a person was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police are now working to identify the body and inform their family.

The death isn’t being treated as suspicious.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:19 pm  

"We will know the result" of the #Heathrow expansion debate on Tuesday

MP for Richmond Park, Zac Goldsmith, confirmed the news at a residents' meeting this morning.

When questioned on the subject, he said he was certain an announcement will be made on Tuesday.

He also said he would stick to his long held promise of resigning his seat if expansion goes ahead.

Some of those at this morning's meeting asked the Conservative MP to change his mind on his original promise, as they said they "didn't want to lose a fantastic MP."

But Mr Goldsmith said this was not a new promise, and one that he intended to keep, although he wouldn't be drawn on the process of a by-election.

There has been talk of Mr Goldsmith re-standing as an Independent, but he did not confirm or deny this proposal.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:49 pm  

One of Britain's Most Wanted criminals from Mictham has been arrested in Spain

One of Britain's Most Wanted fugitives has been arrested in Spain, just a day after an appeal was launched to find 10 suspects.

Matthew Sammon from Mitcham had been on the run for two years since vanishing abroad, after being detained on suspicion of downloading indecent photos of children.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:34 am  

Safety concerns ahead of next week's football match between West Ham and Chelsea

The Met Police says it's come up with a "comprehensive" plan for next week's League Cup game between West Ham and Chelsea at the London Stadium.

There's been an ongoing row about policing at the home of the London Olympics - amid a number of crowd incidents - with the lack of a suitable radio system causing problems.

MPS says officers can be deployed into the stadium if required.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:08 am  

Appeal to identify fraudster operating in London, Surrey, Middlesex, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire

Police are hunting for a woman wanted in connection with multiple bank frauds.

She’s suspected of committing over 40 frauds at numerous banks in London, Surrey, Middlesex, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire.

It’s believed she’s obtained over £100,000 from customers’ accounts using counterfeit documents.

The woman is described as white, of large build, aged between 40 and 50 years, approximately 6ft tall, with curly brown hair.

The offences cover a period from 16 December 2015 to Wednesday, 12 October.

She usually wears black clothing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact detectives from Operation Falcon on 020 8246 9380.

You can also contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 if you do not want to give your name.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:08 am  

Heathrow caught in financial row

Heathrow has been caught up in financial row just days before the Government announces who’ll get the green light for a third runway.

Bosses at the airport faced criticism after announcing it was paying £225 pounds in dividends to investors for 2016 while also asking for public money to improve the transport system for another runway.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:55 am  

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Plane carrying TV Crew from 'Made in Chelsea' crashes in Costa Rica

A plane carrying TV crew for the show ‘Made in Chelsea’ has crashed in the Pacific ahead of a special episode in Costa Rica.

None of the 5 people aboard was harmed and they were rescued by the local coastguard before being taken to hospital as a precaution.

Some of the show’s stars are believed to be in Costa Rica but were either flying or had flown in separately to crew and were not involved in the crash.

It’s understood that filming has been suspended with all cast and crew to return to the UK.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:42 pm  

Surrey Police appeal for witnesses after serious sexual assault in Caterham

Surrey Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was seriously sexually assaulted in Caterham on Wednesday 12th October.

The incident happened between 10pm and 11pm whilst the victim, a woman in her 40s was walking home from Caterham train station.

She was dragged from Weald Way into a wooded area and seriously sexually assaulted.

The suspect is described as a man in his 50s with dark hair down to his ears. He was wearing a white short sleeved t-shirt with two stripes on the sleeve and dark coloured trousers.

Anyone with information can call Surrey Police on 101, quoting 45160092307
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:55 pm  

Appeal to find owners of jewellery found in Carshalton

Images have been released showing gold jewellery found in a car searched by police in connection with a robbery in Carshalton.

Items including bracelets, necklaces and earrings were discovered following a spate of burglaries across Sutton and Croydon.

Police want to identify the rightful owners of the jewellery found on Tuesday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:10 pm  

Syrian doctor arrested in Croydon after asking to be deported

A 28-year-old Syrian doctor has been arrested in Croydon after causing a scene in an immigration centre and asking to be deported.

Dr Abdulkader Majed Al-Zuebi legally flew to the UK on a German passport, which was confiscated when he applied for asylum.

Dr Al-Zuebi says he wants to be allowed to work and support himself, and would rather return to war-torn Syria because there is no better life for him in the UK.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:57 pm  

A gay rights campaigner says he will reject a pardon for gross indecency because it would be an admission of guilt

The government's to excuse thousands of gay men under now-abolished homosexuality legislation - under a move dubbed 'Turing's law'.

It's what happened to the Second World World War code-breaker Alan Turing in 2013.

The scientist from Hampton, took his own life in 1954.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:18 pm  

Divers searching Littleheath Pond in Oxshott in connection with the death or Robyn Mercer have made a discovery

They have recovered an item which they say could prove significant in the investigation of the murder of the antiques dealer.

The 50 year old mother was discovered lying in grounds beside a property in West Molesey in March.

Police say it's likely she was hit over the head with a weapon like a machete or similar.

The search of the water has been extended and divers are expected to remain at the location for at least another day.

Detective Inspector Paddy Mayers investigating said: “The items recovered are all potentially significant but clearly one of the recovered items may be crucial to the investigation. It is too early to say of how much importance they may prove to be and there remains a sizeable section of the pond still to be searched. Any retrieved objects will be thoroughly examined forensically to assess how or what importance they could have to the operation. Officers continue to work relentlessly to bring those responsible for Robyn’s horrific murder to justice. I’m again urging anyone who has information which has not already been shared with police to come forward.Please think of Robyn’s two children and the distress that they continue to face.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

A manhunt has been launched to find a man from Wallington who has escaped from prison in Sussex

41 year old Daniel Snelling was convicted of running a wine investment scam in September 2013.

He was handed seven years' behind bars after defrauding his victims of over £4million.

He was allowed a home visit last Wednesday, but left the property in Wallington overnight.

He was due to return to HMP Ford on Friday, but failed to return.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

A former vicar has been charged with sexual offences against young girls in Surrey dating back to the 1970s

83 year old Guy Bennett from East Sussex, is charged with 22 counts of indecent assault and one count of outraging public decency.

The alleged offences happened over a 15-year period, and involved nine alleged victims under the age of 16.

He’ll appear in Court next month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:54 pm  

Thousands of gay and bisexual men prosecuted under the criminalisation of homosexuality will be posthumously pardoned

Calls for the move were sparked by Alan Turing. The WWII code breaker from Hampton, was given one posthumously in 2013.

He had been convicted of gross indecency with a 19-year-old man and later committed suicide in 1954.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:54 pm  

Kingston Council has not built any council houses since 1989

The Lib Dems claim housing needs are not being met by the Conservative run council.

As of September, there were 9,177 applicants on the housing register.

Only 185 properties were let to council tenants last year, and 227 the year before.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:52 pm  

Go Cycle Kingston consultation in Surbiton tonight

The people of Surbiton are being urged to have their say on the next phase of the controversial Go Cycle scheme.

Campaigners say it’s vital to stop what they’re calling another “Fountain Roundabout fiasco” from happening.

Kingston Council reversed its decision to replace the historic roundabout with a crossroads at a meeting on Tuesday.

The next meeting for the Surbiton proposals is taking place tonight at 7.30pm at the Surbiton Royal British Legion.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:29 pm  

Southern rail: Strike suspended at British Legion's request

A planned strike on Southern Railway next month has been suspended for a day following a request from the British Legion.

Members of the RMT Union were due to walk out in a dispute over changes to the role of conductors on November 3rd - that's Poppy Day in London, Bristol and Plymouth.

Industrial action will still take place on the following 2 days.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:27 pm  

Appeal to find the rightful owners of gold jewellery found in Carshalton

Images of gold jewellery found in car searched by police in connection with a robbery in Carshalton have been released.

Items including bracelets, necklaces and earrings were discovered following a spat of burglaries across Sutton and Croydon.

Police want to identify the rightful owners of the jewellery found on Tuesday.

If any of these items of jewellery belong to you, please contact Sutton Crime Squad on 101. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:18 pm  

High risk person missing from Hounslow

This is 42 year old Earl Crisp.

Anyone who knows where he is, is asked to call police on 101 and quote 16MIS046423
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:14 am  

A record number of passengers recorded at Heathrow

Heathrow reported record passenger numbers for the first nine months of 2016, ahead of an imminent decision on UK airport expansion.

The company said 57.3 million people had used the airport so far this year.

The government’s expected to announce its preferred choice for expansion next week, with Heathrow widely expected to get the go-ahead for a third runway.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:41 am  

Southern rail strike: Final day of latest action

Southern rail workers are staging the final day of their 72-hour walkout in a dispute over the role of conductors.

Talks between the company and the RMT union remain deadlocked with further industrial action planned.

The union said its members were "standing firm" during the three-day stoppage, which ends at midnight.

Stay tuned to Jackie for the latest travel across the strike period.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:39 am  

Fresh appeal for witnesses and information more than 30 years since the murder of a Clapham man

Police are appealing for witnesses following the murder of Neville Richards in Clapham 34 years ago.

The Lance Corporal also known are ‘Noddy’ died rescuing his family from an arson attack while on leave from the Army in 1982.

No one has ever been charged with his murder and his former wife is still desperate for answers.

Anyone with information on the incident which occurred on Maysoule Road - is asked to contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:17 am  

A woman whose son was murdered while he was on holiday in South America, is now putting her efforts into saving the life of another boy

18 year old Dominic Bernard from Epsom was killed soon after stepping off the plane in Guyana last October.

His body was found in a shallow grave in January.

While in Guyana, his mum Linda met 7 year old Ephraim Collins, who has Hydrocephalus.

Mrs Bernard is aiming to raise around £70,000 to fund a life-saving operation which would see fluid drained from Ephraim's brain.

She’s now desperately trying to raise money to fly him to Malaga for treatment.

To find out more, or to help Linda's cause, click here
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:30 am  

£6 million Croydon youth project named after record vote

Croydon’s new £6 million youth facility has been given its official name, after a record number of young residents voted.

They went with the name ‘legacy’- which will now open in 2018 and have 20 activities available for children aged 8-19 to enjoy.

The project aims to raise aspirations, enhance prospects and improve health and wellbeing for young people in Croydon
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:31 am  

Kingston is now twinned with Jaffna in Sri Lanka

Kingston is now officially the twin city of Jaffna, the capital city of the Northern Province of Sri Lanka.

It’s after a small delegation visited Kingston Hospital, university and small businesses to forge greater links and understanding.

The visit culminated with a ceremony to officially twin the two.

It aims to create greater collaboration between Jaffna and Kingston in areas of education, healthcare, economic development and cultural affairs.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:30 am  

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Mayor's Question Time

Green Party London Assembly member, Sian Berry has challenged the Mayor of London to do more for the city’s private renters.

She spoke at Mayor’s Question Time today after conducting a survey of over 1,500 London renters.

Sian asked the Mayor for help to set up a renters’ organisation, to strengthen the voice of over 2 million residents.

Although the Mayor said “This Government isn’t going to give the Mayor of London powers of rent control.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:20 pm  

Anger at plans to create unisex changing rooms at Chelsea swimming pool

The £1.7million pound plans has been opposed by regular swimmers arguing it would compromise safety and privacy.

Meanwhile surveyor Martin Arnold believes ‘the majority of the user groups will benefit from the scheme’

If approved the redesign will feature 30 cubicles , including six unisex showers , and family changing rooms.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:08 pm  

MP Zac Goldsmith spent this morning touring the Ham Close housing development

Richmond Council, and the Council’s housing association, has been working with residents on ways to upgrade the site.

Following two years of debate, proposals have gone live online today.

The development has caused controversy in the past, with some saying the original proposals were too large for the area near Ham Common.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:38 pm  

MP James Berry helps launch Kingston charity, True Honour

James Berry hosted a reception in Parliament last week to recognise the official inauguration of charity, True Honour.

Launched by campaigner, Sarbjit Athwal, True Honour aims to eradicate forced marriages and honour-based crimes in the UK.

The organisation was founded in 2015 and received its official charity status in May of this year.

The charity now provides training for police officers and health and social services professionals, and runs support groups in Kingston for women in hard-to-reach communities.

In 1998, Sarbjit’s sister-in-law, 27 year old mother of two Surjit Athwal, was lured to India and murdered for allegedly having brought ‘shame’ on her family. Her body was thrown into a river and never recovered.

Nine years later, Surjit’s mother-in-law and brother-in-law were jailed for life for the murder.

Sarbjit has recounted this tragic story in her book, Shamed, which has been translated into 8 languages and has now sold thousands of copies throughout the world.

Mr Berry explains why he's lending his support to this charity.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:35 pm  

More than 70 names of men and women killed during WWI are being added to a memorial in Surrey

77 names of men and women killed during World War One will be etched into the 1914-1918 War Memorial at Brookwood Military Cemetery.

The individuals had not previously been commemorated by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

They were not originally included because the commission was not informed about veterans who died of war-related injuries or illnesses after coming home.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:31 pm  

It could be a whole year before we find out the final fate of Heathrow expansion

Cabinet members who have previously expressed an interest on the matter are going to be given time to debate the decision.

Richmond Park’s Conservative MP Zac Goldsmith, who will resign if expansion goes ahead, explains the situation.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:30 pm  

A film project documenting the lives of ten “extraordinary people” from Merton and Wandsworth has been launched

Take 10 is the brainchild of Fiona Razvi, the director of the annual Wimbledon BookFest.

Eight year old Jenna Fontanilla was picked for the Wimbledon Junior Tennis Initiative when she was just five.

One of the 10 films in the project focusses on her.

It’s the brainchild of Fiona Razvi, the director of the annual Wimbledon BookFest.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

Louis Smith visits mosques in South West London

Olympian Louis Smith has visited two Mosques in South-West London.

The silver medallist skipped the Olympic parade yesterday, after causing outrage earlier this month for mocking the Muslim call to prayer.

He met members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim at the Baitul Futuh Mosque in Morden, and the Fazl Mosque in Southfields.

Louis hopes to make amends with the community and learn more about the Islamic faith.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:23 am  

Family appeal following Clapham stabbing

Parents of a teenager stabbed in Clapham are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

17 year-old, Jamel Boyce, was viciously attacked in Triangle place on Friday night, he suffered stab wounds to the chest and leg.

Three men have been arrested and bailed in connection with the stabbing.

Police have also released images of three males they would like to speak to in connection with the incident.

Detective Sergeant Paul Graves, from Lambeth CID, said: "I'm appealing to anyone who recognises the three individuals in the CCTV images to get in contact with us. This appears to have been an unprovoked attack on a young student who was simply going about his business that day. Jamel currently remains in a critical condition and this has caused much distress to his parents and loved ones.

"We believe that a number of those involved in the incident are around the same age as Jamel and I am directly appealing to their family and friends - if you have the slightest indication that someone you know may have been involved in this incident I would encourage you to get them to hand themselves into the police.

"Likewise there will be a number of young people who will have information about the stabbing. We understand that some might have concerns about speaking to the police but it is important that those with vital information do come forward and help us with our inquiry."

Jamel's mother Pansy Boyce said: "Jamel is a shy, loving boy who is always smiling. Jamel is my only child and I'm asking if anyone knows anything no matter how small to please contact the police."

His father Patrick Boyce said: "Jamel is a very loving son, who is kind and considerate always putting others before himself. This should never have happened to Jamel and I'm asking if anyone has any information concerning who has done this to please contact the police."

Anyone with any information or anyone who recognises the individuals in the images is asked to contact Lambeth CID on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:27 am  

Greenpeace has joined forced with a number of councils to oppose Heathrow expansion

Greenpeace has joined forces with a number of councils opposing Heathrow expansion.

Hillingdon, Richmond, Wandsworth and Windsor & Maidenhead councils are preparing to launch a legal challenge if expansion gets the go ahead.

Greenpeace has said it will share the legal costs if a challenge is needed.

The group says that expansion would be “an air pollution and carbon time bomb.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:27 am  

Heathrow Airport releases statement on possibility of a delayed decision

Heathrow Airport has insisted there's no delay in the decision over a third runway, days before a preferred option is due to be announced.

It follows a letter sent by Theresa May to members of her cabinet, confirming it would be put to the House of Commons for a vote in the winter of 2017 to 18.

A statement from the London airport also claims most MPs back its expansion, over Gatwick.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:55 am  

Richmond Council wants residents to have their say on cycling in the borough

Richmond Council have asked residents to come forward and have their say on how cycling can be safer and easier in the borough.

They aim to get more people cycling by promoting it as a safe and healthy way to travel.

The Council will hold two drop in events in early November as part of the consultation.

Further details can be found on the council website
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:28 am  

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

UPDATE: New Malden’s Fountain Roundabout is here to stay after councillors back-track on Go Cycle scheme.

New Malden’s Fountain Roundabout is here to stay after councillors back-track on Go Cycle scheme.

The scheme had attracted a great deal of attention and public protests, but the Council said in a meeting earlier that they have withdrawn plans due to ‘significant resident feedback’.

Initially,it was agreed that the proposal to remove the Fountain Roundabout created a safer junction that reduced traffic, gave cyclists a safer route through the area and provided much-needed pedestrian crossings.

However, many people said the proposals hadn't been thought through.

Cllr Terry Paton, the portfolio holder for the Go Cycle programme, said:

"We continue to support the aims of the Go Cycle programme as a whole. However, the Fountain proposal has clearly divided the community. While it would have solved many of the safety issues for cyclists, pedestrians and car users, the reality is that in our view it has not received sufficient resident support. We promised we would listen to residents’ concerns and we have concluded that the council administration should no longer progress the proposal for Fountain Roundabout. "
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:20 pm  

82-year-old man from Wimbledon found guilty of rapes in 1970s

An 82 year old man from Wimbledon has been found guilty of the rape of a girl under 16 in the 1970’s.

Mervyn Conn, who lives on Convent way, was found guilty of two counts of rape of a girl under 16 and one of a woman over.

The offences occurred between 1972 and 1985 in the Westminster, Wembley and Wimbledon areas.

He’s was released on bail at Kingston Crown Court before being charged in February next year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:18 pm  

Appeal to find missing teenager from Croydon

Police in Croydon are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a missing 16-year-old girl.

Alesha Louise Desai was last seen at 09:00 on Monday, 17 October at her home address in Croydon.

She is a white man, 5ft 7ins tall with long sandy brown hair with a plum colour dyed in.

At the time of her disappearance Alesha was wearing a dark navy coloured hoodie and dark jeans.

She may have travelled to Catford.

Officers are increasingly concerned for her wellbeing and would urge anyone with information on her whereabouts to call police on 101 or Missing People on 116000.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:12 pm  

The RMT Union has accused Southern Rail of a vicious campaign of “company lies and dirty tricks” in light of this week’s strike action

Hundreds of trains are being cancelled until Friday, with further strikes planned before Christmas, due to the ongoing row over conductors.

The union’s rejected the company’s renewed offer of £2,000, saying they wouldn’t sell-out on passenger safety and that Southern’s been using bogus stats.

Southern claims allowing drivers to close the doors is safe, and that they’ll guarantee pay-rises and jobs until at least 2021.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:08 pm  

Kingston Council expected to withdraw current proposal for New Malden's Fountain Roundabout Go Cycle scheme at a meeting tonight

The Go Cycle proposal for the Fountain Roundabout was approved by the Resident's Committee of the council over the summer.

At that meeting, it was agreed that the proposal to remove the historic monument created "a safer junction that reduced traffic, gave cyclists a safer route through the area and provided much-needed pedestrian crossings."

The Council said at the time that it was considered the "best scheme to manage traffic in the area."

But following immense public pressure, including a 200 strong protest at the weekend against the plans from residents who said they hadn't been consulted, the council administration will be putting forward a motion at the full council meeting this evening that the decision on the current proposal for the roundabout should be set aside and not implemented.

The Fountain Roundabout scheme is one part of the wider Go Cycle programme.

Cllr Terry Paton, the portfolio holder for the Go Cycle programme, said:

"We continue to support the aims of the Go Cycle programme as a whole. However, the Fountain proposal has clearly divided the community. While it would have solved many of the safety issues for cyclists, pedestrians and car users, the reality is that in our view it has not received sufficient resident support. We promised we would listen to residents’ concerns and we have concluded that the council administration should no longer progress the proposal for Fountain Roundabout.

I am passionate about resident engagement. It is unlikely that there will be another scheme for Fountain Roundabout that sufficiently satisfies safety concerns, as well as the criteria of the Transport for London (TfL) Mini-Holland funding. However, we will consider other options in the future, subject to TfL funding. In the meantime, we will continue to progress the remaining routes as part of the Go Cycle programme to help change the way people travel around Kingston."

Here's campaigner James Giles.

Campaigners are still being urged to go to the meeting at the Guildhall tonight at 7.30pm, to make sure their voice is heard.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:05 pm  

Police are appealing for information following a series of sexual assault allegations on the H37 bus route

The most recent offence happened on the 14th of September at around 6.30pm in Richmond and has been linked to two similar reports from July.

In all cases, the alleged suspect, thought to be in his mid-30s, sat next to the women at the back of the busy bus before sexually assaulting them.

One of the two 23-year-old victims took a photograph of the alleged suspect, above, which police have released.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:32 pm  

A group of men have been targeting the elderly in Hammersmith in a series of distraction burglaries

Three separate incidents were reported last Thursday in Du Cane Road, Linacre Court and Riverside Gardens.

In all three, one man knocked on the door claiming to be sent from the council to do essential maintenance.

After being let in and keeping the victims distracted, another person or people searched the property and stole valuables.

Police have released an image of the men they want to question (above).
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:32 pm  

We're told a decision will be made next week as to whether to expand Heathrow or Gatwick airports

Ministers will be allowed to express their personal opinion on the decision for a short time afterwards.

That means Theresa May is allowing colleagues to get any issues or criticisms off their chest without having to resign to make their point.

Reporter Harriet Hadfield says it's also a big hint.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:24 pm  

New charity set up by woman from Kingston to help victims of honour-based violence

A woman from Kingston has set up a charity to help UK victims of honour based violence and to eradicate forced marriages.

Sarbjit Athwal launched True Honour after her sister in law was lured to India and murdered in 1998.

Two family members are in jail for their part in the crime.

The charity provides training for police officers other authorities, to help them recognise these types of crime.

It took Sarbjit nine years to get justice for Surjit; but as she explains, it came at a personal cost:

To find out more, go to
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:17 pm  

MP for Carshalton & Wallington backs longer maternity leave for mothers of premature babies

Carshalton and Wallington MP, Tom Brake, is backing a campaign for longer maternity leave for mothers of premature babies.

He’s signed the petition which aims to help women whose new born children are in hospital for a long period of time.

This often prevents mothers from bonding with their child during maternity leave.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:09 pm  

Police investigating the murder of Robyn Mercer in West Molesey, spent this morning searching Littleheath Pond in Oxshott for evidence

The body of the 50-year-old mum of two was discovered outside her house in Walton Road just after 8am on Monday, the 14th of March.

Police believe she had been hit over the head with a machete or similar weapon.

Senior investigating officer Paul Rymarz, says he’s convinced the answers to the investigation lie in Elmbridge.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:47 pm  

Brewery opens in Staines for the first time in 80 years

For the first time in 80 years, there’s a Brewery in Staines.

The official launch of the Thames Side Brewery took place today at The Swan pub.

The last brewery in the area was owned by Ashby’s and closed in 1936.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:25 pm  

Police search lake in Oxshott as part of on-going murder investigation

Police investigating the murder of Robyn Mercer in West Molesey have spent this morning searching a lake in Oxshott.

A dive team has been searching for evidence in Littleheath Pond.

The body of the 50-year-old mum of two was discovered outside a house in Walton Road just after 8am on Monday 14th March.

Police believe she had been hit over the head with a machete or similar weapon.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:13 pm  

First course of its kind comes to Sutton in bid to tackle hate crime

Over 100 people with disabilities in Sutton have been advised in how to deal with abuse at two specially arranged training days.

In the first course of its kind, they were presented with abuse scenarios on buses, in the street and at home, and told how to respond.

The event was organised by Sutton Council and the Met Police as part of Hate Crime Week, while local colleges, organisations and support groups also helped out.

One of their key messages was that all cases should be reported so the police can tackle abuse effectively by building a clear picture.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:34 am  

Figures show Kingston as hotspot for homelessness with black people most at risk

Figures released by The Runnymede Trust show that black Londoners are nearly five times more likely to be homeless than white people.

The charity has called on Sadiq Khan to help the groups who are currently worst affected by the housing crisis.

The three worst London boroughs are Haringey, where black people are nearly 10 times more likely to be homeless, with Kingston coming a close second.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:44 am  

Police search for man after indecent exposure in Walton

Police are appealing for help in tracing a cyclist who has been flashing at females in Walton.

Two incidents were reported on 11th October at around 8am in Arch Road and Mayfield Road.

He’s described as a white man, aged in his early to mid-twenties, and of slim to average build.

He has short dark hair and stubble on his face. He was wearing light grey tracksuit bottoms and a grey sweatshirt.

Police are urging anyone with information to contact them.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:14 am  

Pilot scheme at Wandsworth prison to tackle mental health is rolled out to other parts of London

Additional help for ex-servicemen who find themselves in prison battling mental health issues was announced today.

A pilot scheme, launched at Wandsworth prison last year, is being extended to Brixton and Thameside prisons.

The Project, run by the London Veterans’ Service, aims to reduce re-offending by former military personnel who get drawn into crime.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:07 am  

Delegates visit Sutton for international summit

Delegates from across Europe are visiting Sutton today for an international summit.

They’ll share their experiences of growing environmentally sustainable economies.

Representatives from pioneering cities will also share strategies and case studies to show the best way to deliver eco-friendly policies.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:38 am  

Family launch legal appeal against GPs after 25-year-old dies from cancer

The family of a young woman from Surbiton who died from cervical cancer is taking legal action against two GPs.

The mother and partner of Sophie Hague say there was an inappropriate delay in the 25-year-old's diagnosis and that she could have been saved.

They claim no examinations or referrals were made despite her seeing different doctors on three occasions with a number of symptoms.

A judge will be asked to decide whether her death would have been avoided had the cancer been picked up and treated earlier.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:08 am  

Sports facilities in Kingston benefit from regeneration strategy

The Kingfisher Leisure Centre and Tolworth Recreation Centre are just two sports facilities set to benefit from regeneration in Kingston.

They've been listed in Kingston Council's Indoor Sports and Leisure Facilities Strategy.

Councillor Andrea Craig, who is vice chair of the Growth Committee, says many facilities are coming to the end of their lifespan:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:22 am  

Southern passengers hit by 3 days of strikes from today

Train passengers are facing a further strikes from Southern.

Members of the Rail, Maritime and RMT union have walked out for three days from midnight last night.

It follows another failed attempt to end the row over the role of conductors.

Southern says it plans to run 61% of its normal timetable during this week's strikes.

Some stations will not be served by trains but replacement buses will be provided.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:19 am  

Flooding expected in parts of Putney, Teddington, Chiswick and Twickenham

Flood warnings and alerts are in place for dozens of coastal areas as spring tides affect low-lying parts of England and Wales.

The Environment Agency says unusually high water, combined with low pressure and strong winds, could cause issues on land and roads.

A total of 17 flood warnings are in place - with western areas most at risk.

It's expected to hit parts of South West London as rain and high tides force the Thames to break its banks, experts have warned.

The Environment Agency has warned Londoners to “be prepared” for flooding in parts of Putney, Chiswick, Teddington and Twickenham.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:17 am  

An uncle from Wallington reunited with nephew after 16 years

An uncle from Wallington who hasn’t seen his nephew for 16 years has been briefly reunited with him.

39 year old Jan Ghazi received a call from the Red Cross today telling him that Haris was one of 14 children taken from a Calais migrant camp to Croydon.

It’s part of the government’s resettlement programme of a few hundred minors.

Ghazi’s nephew has no living family left in Afghanistan. He said that he wants to tell him how “happy he is here” and that there’s “no bombs”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:14 am  

#Heathrowexpansion decision expected by end of this month

The Government are set to make a decision on Heathrow expansion by the end of the month, Downing Street has said.

Number 10 refused to clarify reports that Theresa May had ordered a “short pause” to give ministers a chance to air their views before a final decision is taken on a new runway.

The Prime Minister’s official spokeswoman said Mrs May was determined to get the decision “right” so that future generations would get the full benefits of airport expansion.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:13 am  

Nominations for Wandsworth by-election close

Nominations have now closed for the Queenstown by-election in Wandsworth.

Residents will go to the polls on the 10th November to elect a councillor following the death of Labour Cllr Sally-Ann Ephson.

The full list is as follows:



Green Party


Richard Adam

Liberal Democrats


Rhodri David Elwyn

Conservative Party


Aydin Emre

Labour Party
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:12 am  

Monday, 17 October 2016

A woman has been taken to hospital after being hit by a lorry in Sutton.

Police were called to the incident in Brighton Road at 1.30 this afternoon.

The 70 year old woman is not believed to have life threatening injuries.

No arrests have been made and enquiries continue.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:09 pm  

The Government are set to make a decision on Heathrow expansion by the end of the month, Downing Street has said.

Number 10 refused to clarify reports that Theresa May had ordered a “short pause” to give ministers a chance to air their views before a final decision is taken on a new runway.

The Prime Minister’s official spokeswoman said Mrs May was determined to get the decision “right” so that future generations would get the full benefits of airport expansion.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:30 pm  

A Mitcham teacher could be named one of Britain’s Classroom Heroes after he reached the final of the national Pearson Teaching Awards.

Richard Brown, who works at Cricket Green School, was nominated by pupils, parents and colleagues.

The ceremony takes place on the 23rd.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:10 pm  

Two cars have been involved in a collision in Surbiton.

Police have confirmed they were called to the accident on Ditton Road just before 4.30 this afternoon.

There were two injured parties who were both taken to hospital.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:43 pm  

Talks aimed at preventing a three day walkout at #Southern have failed, after the RMT dismissed what it called a "bribe" from the company

Union members are walking out from midnight in a row over the role of conductors.

RMT bosses rejected the firm's offer of cash to resolve the dispute.

Southern says it plans to run around 60% of its normal timetable.

Stay tuned to 107.8fm for the latest traffic and travel information.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:36 pm  

A scenic walk from Richmond to Hampton Court Palace has made the top ten, of the best UK nature walks

It was revealed in a list compiled by Britain’s best nature writers for The Guardian.

The 8 mile route takes you along the river, past Ham House, Teddington Lock and into Kingston.

Ramblers are then advised to stop off at riverside pub, The Boater's Inn, before continuing to the historic palace.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:50 pm  

South West Londoners waste more than 100 hours sat in traffic every year, according to a new study

London is the worst area in the UK for congestion, with drivers spending more than 12 days sitting in stationary traffic last year.

In a study for the Sunday Times, traffic information company INRIX, revealed that congestion has increased by 40% in the last four years.

Figures from TfL added that some London buses were travelling at an average of 3.8mph, which is slower than a horse and cart.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:33 pm  

Construction has officially started on the £200 million polar research ship, the RRS Sir David Attenborough

The vessel is well known because the public voted online to call it Boaty McBoatface, before ministers stepped in.

A research submarine will be given that name instead.

Richmond resident, Sir David, says he's very proud, but does have one concern.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:09 pm  

Calais "Jungle" children headed for Croydon

It's thought the first children could be brought to the UK later from the Calais migrants' camp known as The Jungle.

Home Office officials are working there to identify unaccompanied minors who are eligible to be reunited with families in Britain.
The site's due to be closed by French authorities.

On arrival from Calais, the children's first task will be to register with the Home Office in Croydon.

Their families will be waiting for them in nearby churches that have been opened up to host the reunions.

Bishop of Croydon, Jonathan Clark, says the whole country will want to ensure they feel at home.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:08 pm  

It could be your last chance to save #NewMalden historic fountain roundabout

Kingston Council is planning to demolish it to make way for a Go Cycle crossroads.

But a final decision will be made tomorrow after some residents complained they weren’t consulted on the plans.

Residents opposed to the idea are being asked to attend the meeting at Kingston’s Guildhall tomorrow at 7.45pm.

This campaigner says the proposals are madness.

Meanwhile, Kingston Council has today launched three new public consultations for the next three routes linked to the Go Cycle programme to improve cycling facilities, road safety and public spaces across the borough.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:05 pm  

A software company from Surbiton has reached the finals of the 2016 IET Innovation Awards

JPY Limited and Mail Robot Solutions was nominated for its cloud software service.

Called Threads, it is used by companies to organise their emails and phone calls.

The winner of the award will be announced at a ceremony on the 16th of November.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:40 pm  

Police have released images of goods found during an arrest enquiry at a flat in Wallington

Images of stolen goods found at a flat in Wallington have been released by police, in an attempted to find the owners.

Items including power tools, mobile phones and digital cameras were discovered during an arrest enquiry in Alcester Road in September.

Three 19 year-old men have been arrested on suspicion of theft and bailed until November.

Officers are keen for the rightful owners to come forward and identify their property.

If any of these items belong to you, please come into Sutton Police Station at 6 Carshalton Road, Sutton, and bring proof of ownership with you and information about when the item was stolen.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:22 pm  

Climate activist groups plan a protest ahead of airport expansion decision

A group of climate activists will descend on College Green in Westminster to protest against planned airport expansion.

They’re protesting tomorrow ahead of the government’s long awaited decision on a third runway at either Heathrow or Gatwick.

Transport secretary and Epsom and Ewell MP Chris Grayling, is due before the Commons select committee, with a decision on airport expansion imminent.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:31 am  

Bikes stolen in Woking burglary - can you help police find them?

Police are appealing for witness after two high-end bicycles were stolen from a shed in Woking.

The mountain bikes, a light blue Santa Cruz 5010 and a blue and black Santa Cruz Chameleon, were reported stolen overnight between 7pm on Monday 5 September and 8am on Tuesday 6 September whilst the occupant was on holiday.

One of the bikes is estimated to be worth around £3,500 and both are of great sentimental to the owner.

PC Tim Chandler from Woking Area Patrol Team: “I am appealing for anybody who has seen these bikes or knows where they are to contact us as soon as possible.

“I am also keen to hear from anyone who has seen bikes matching these photos for sale online.”

Surrey Police urge anybody with information to call 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:18 am  

Appeal following Clapham stabbing

Police are hunting for a gang 10 people following the stabbing of a teenage boy in Clapham.

The 17 year-old suffered stab wounds to the chest and leg on Friday night in Triangle place.

He remains in a critical condition in hospital.

Detectives are urging any witnesses to come forward as well as members of the public, if you have any information call police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:14 am  

Closing date for Wimbledon stadium announced

Staff and trainers at Wimbledon Stadium have been informed in writing that the last meeting at the track will take place on March 25th next year.

It paves the way for site owners Gallard Homes to move forward with their own development plans.

They include a new stadium for league one side AFC Wimbledon.

2019 has been suggested for Wimbledon’s first match at a new stadium on the greyhound site.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:54 am  

Good news for sports facilities in Kingston

The Kingfisher Leisure Centre and the Tolworth Recreation Centre are among the sports facilities in Kingston set to benefit from the borough’s Indoor Sports and Leisure Facilities Strategy which has been formally adopted by the council.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:06 am  

Sunday, 16 October 2016

Pressure build on the PM as 50 politicians support Heathrow expansion

A cross party group of 50 politicians from Wales, Scotland and Nothern Ireland have called on the Prime Minister to give the go ahead for a new runway at Heathrow, calling it as "our gateway to the world".

On the other hand Windsor MP Adam Afriyie said he’d be voting against Heathrow expansion in defiance of party whips if there wasn’t free vote in the Commons. He told the BBC’s Sunday Politics show he’d be “fighting tooth and nail" to block the project.

Conservative MP Zac Goldsmith warned Teresa May she could lose Conservative MPs and councils if she backs Heathrow expansion.

The former London mayoral candidate promised to quit as an MP if she gave her support to a third Heathrow runway.

The government could be making a decision as early as this coming week.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:34 pm  

Non-League weekend round up.

Woking drew 1-1 with Torquay in the fourth qualifying round of the FA Cup, setting up a home tie replay on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, Sutton United scored a 90th minute winner to move into the next round of the magical cup.

In the National League South, Hampton & Richmond continued their impressive form, as they beat Truro City 3-0 to stay third.

Elsewhere Kingstonian slipped to 10th, as they lost 3-1 away to Folkestone Invicta in the Ryman Premier, while Staines Town lost 1-0 to Harlow.

Met Police drew 2-2 with Lowestoft at home, and remain bottom of the table.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:24 pm  

Last chance to have your say on body worn cameras on tax collectors in Kingston

There’s just over a week left to have your say on the introduction of body worn video cameras on unpaid tax collectors in Kingston.

It comes after a spike in attacks on bailiffs- including two in as many weeks earlier this month.

If you’re a Council Tax or Business Rate payer in Kingston- you can have your say anonymously on the council website
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:06 pm  

Sutton and East Surrey Water: Beware of Scammers

Sutton and East Surrey Water are asking people to be weary of bogus water board callers.

It’s part of National Home Security Month an awareness campaign exploring a number of measures people can take to stay safe and prevent fraud.

They include asking to check a caller’s company photo identity card and looking out for the company logo on their uniform or van.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:54 pm  

Antonio Conte speaks after yesterday's win

A difficult week for Chelsea ended with them beating Premier League champions Leicester 3-0.

The club rubbished rumours about the future of Antonio Conte, while forward Willian missed the match after the death of his mum.

Conte says the Brazilian has been in their thoughts:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:53 pm  

Croydon Council Recruits New Director

A new director of place has been appointed by Croydon Council.

Shifa Mustafa will be leading the council on safety, streets, development, regeneration, culture and planning.

With over 30 years experience, Shifa joins Croydon from Kingston Council, where she provided interim leadership for environmental services for the last year and a half.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:54 am  

Huge Fire Breaks out in East Horsley this Morning

Six fire engines were called to a huge blaze at a thatched roof building East Horsley in the early hours of this morning.

Surrey Fire & Rescue Service was called at around 4.30am this morning.

The property is reportedly severely damaged.

Firefighters are still at the scene damping down the property.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:53 am  

Crystal Palace Boss Can't Believe Benteke's Missed Penalty

Christian Benteke missed a penalty as Crystal Palace lost 1-0 at home to West Ham in the Premier League last night.

The Belgian managed a hat-trick while playing for his country in a World Cup qualifier in Gibraltar on Monday.

Boss Alan Pardew can't believe he put his spot-kick wide:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:53 am  

For Councils in South West London Nominated for Awards

Four London councils have been short listed for several awards due to their revolutionary approach to servicing their boroughs.

Merton, Kingston, Sutton and Richmond have partnered together to provide joint legal services.

This includes the ‘Paperless Courtrooms’ scheme, which will move all court documents online.

The group have been nominated for a UK IT Industry Award, as well as the Local Authority Team of the Year and Innovative Legal Team.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:49 am  

Training Scheme Launches in Sutton

A training scheme that provides students with skills in construction has begun in Sutton.

During the part-time course run by Sutton and District Training, students will learn painting, decorating and carpentry.

It runs for sixteen weeks and is open to anyone over the age of nineteen.

Twenty adult learners have already signed up for the training.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:16 am  

New Buses in Spelthorne

Bus passengers are riding in style across Spelthorne.

The Council has taken delivery of four new assisted transport buses worth over £200,000.

The new Spelride vehicles are specially designed for passengers with mobility problems who struggle to use public transport.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:15 am  

Surrey Police Raise Awareness on Hate Crime following Surge After Brexit

Surrey Police have been supporting National Hate Crime Awareness Week in a bid to tackle the large rise they’ve seen since Brexit.

Last year 978 hate crimes were reported in Surrey compared to 686 the year before.

The force have been visiting vulnerable communities and offering advice over the last week.

Detective Inspector Adam Guttridge of Kingston Borough Crime Investigation Department explains the impact of Brexit:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:18 am  

Wandsworth police looking for missing Putney man
Wandsworth Police are appealing for help in finding a man missing from Putney.

Michael Prountzos was reported missing earlier today, and it is believed he may be in Surrey somewhere.

He is described as white, with dark hair and a short, grey beard.

If you have any information please call the police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 am  

Police in Chessington looking for learner driver who helped with arrest
Police want to trace the learner driver who gave two officers a lift to Chessington where they arrested a man, so they can thank her.

Police were called to Merritt Gardens on Thursday where a man was acting suspiciously.

The officers on the scene called for back up from the two officers, who didn’t have a car.

They tried flagging down passing cars, and the learner driver was the first to stop.

A post on the Police’s Facebook page said "the driver and her instructor remained calm, and dropped the officers close to the scene," where they successfully arrested the suspect.
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