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Saturday, 14 January 2017

Harlequins unbeaten run at the Twickenham Stoop ended by Edinburgh Rugby

European Rugby returned to the Twickenam Stoop this afternoon as Harlequins welcomed Edinburgh Rugby to the battleground.

After four rounds of competition in Pool 5, Harlequins entered this weekend topping the group on 17 points; 3 wins from 4 – the same as their opponents Edinburgh – but with more bonus points.

Edinburgh defeated Harlequins back in Round 2 in a shocking game which saw the Twickenham-based side fight their way back from a 17 point deficit to earn two bonus points despite losing 36-35.

Today, Harlequins were desperate to earn a win and keep themselves in good shape for a chance to enter the knock-out stages. It would also maintain their 100% home record in all competitions this season.

However they were up against it with a determined Edinburgh side and the increasing injuries to their own squad.

The sun decided to make an appearance after a sudden and unexpected downpour.

Within the opening two minutes Harlequins found themselves on the front foot after Edinburgh were penalised for holding on to the ball. Fly-half Swiel, with his pin-point precision, kicked for a line-out 10 metres from the try-line. The hosts secured possession but then handed a line-out to the opposition after some sloppy passing saw the ball run into touch on the opposite wing.

A knock-on in that set-piece returned possession to Harlequins in the scrum.

Captain and scrum-half Danny Care fed the ball and the might of the hosts forced Edinburgh back. The scrum rose in the middle and the piece was reset. More misery for the visitors saw Quins opt for another scrum. On this occasion a straight penalty was awarded against the hosts; advantage lost.

Edinburgh kicked long but failed to find touch; winger Yarde caught it cleanly and returned the ball. A game of football ensued as each side attempted to gain territory and force an error. Eventually the ball ran into touch just outside Harlequins’ 22. Yarde thought about a quick line-out but waited for numbers.

The hosts secured the ball and box-kicked out; Edinburgh fumbled their catch which allowed the hosts to chase.

Edinburgh attempted a cross-field kick but this was gathered by Quins. Swiel was passed the ball and he kicked long. It was returned with similar length and then the hosts were penalised for holding on too long. First kick at the posts to the visitors.

After 10 minutes, opposition fly-half Weir added the first points of the game: Harlequins 0 – 3 Edinburgh Rugby.

Harlequins restarted the game by kicking into the opposition 22. The visitors sent the ball high and
fall-back Brown gathered. It was sent wide and open-side flanker Ward made a break. Advantage awarded to the hosts and they continued with ball in hand. Play was eventually brought back for the penalty against Edinburgh for offside.

Harlequins 3 – 3 Edinburgh Rugby. Swiel drew level after 13 minutes.

Edinburgh sent the restart ball deep. Quins attempted to gain ground with ball in hand before Brown kicked long. The ball was duly returned and Brown ran on this occasion, offloading to tight-head prop Sinckler.

Quins were bundled into touch and Edinburgh secured the line-out. Their possession was short-lived as the visitors were penalised for entering from the side. From the halfway line Swiel found touch on the opposition 22.

Second row Matthews secured the ball. A maul formed in the middle of the pitch. They drove to 5 metres from the line. Walker found himself with the ball on the wing but with no back up he was tackled and taken to ground. Support did arrive in time for a ruck to form and Quins retained possession.

Brown once again darted around the defence. Thumping tackles were being made by Edinburgh but the hosts kept possession. Having been forced back, Quins kicked for territory and found touch in the opposition 22.

Edinburgh secured the ball well despite a good challenge from Matthews. They box-kicked into touch and Harlequins won the following line-out and found touch deep in Edinburgh’s territory.

Harlequins were penalised for illegal entry into the maul which followed the line-out and Edinburgh found touch just inside the hosts’ half. This time the hosts did not challenge the line-out. Harlequins loose-head prop Murphy was spoken to by the referee for leading with the shoulder whist attempting to clear out the ruck and Edinburgh once again lined up the posts just 5 metres into Quins’ territory.

This time Weir pushed it wide and the scores remained level.

Swiel got proceedings underway again and Edinburgh attacked from half-way.

Danger was building for the hosts as the visiting fall-back Kinghorn found space along the far wing. The ball was recycled to the centre and McKenzie crossed the white-wash after 25 minutes for Edinburgh. Weir added the conversion: Harlequins 3 – 10 Edinburgh Rugby.

Yarde challenged to win the ball following the restart but was beaten to it. He was, however, on hand to make a quick tackle, forcing Edinburgh to clear their lines. They sent the ball high and Brown gathered well. The mark was called and play halted with two Edinburgh players receiving treatment.

A Head Injury Assessment (HIA) saw Nel replaced by Berghan on 27 minutes.

Play restarted with a kick into touch inside the visiting half. Harlequins secured the ball but it was Edinburgh who came away with possession having stolen it during the ruck. They were brought down just metres from the try-line and Quins’ blind-side flanker Chisholm was sent to the bin for 10 minutes, penalised for offside.

Edinburgh, with a man advantage, kicked for the corner but they overthrew their line-out and Care was ready and waiting. He broke free and kicked to chase. The visitors claimed the ball first but with impending pressure they were forced to kick into touch.

Quins secured ball, were pushed back and were penalised once again; challenging for the ball whilst off their feet.

Weir added the 3 points: Harlequins 3 – 13 Edinburgh Rugby after 31 minutes.

The ball was sent long to restart the game and the visitors attempted to keep ball in hand. They were penalised, handing a kick to the posts for Swiel just outside the 22 and in a central position.

The deficit was back down to 7: Harlequins 6 – 13 Edinburgh Rugby 33 minutes.

Edinburgh this time restarted with a long ball; Care box-kicked into touch. The visitors were tempted to take a quick line-out but delayed long enough for support to arrive. They secured line-out ball and quick passing brought the visitors up to halfway. They then box-kicked; Walker easily calling the mark and sending the ball back into touch inside the opposition half.

Quins once again did not challenge the set piece. Edinburgh gathered and formed a maul. They progressed up the field and Harlequins again found themselves on the wrong side of the referee, penalised for collapsing the maul.

Weir kicked for a line-out instead of the posts with 2 minutes remaining of the first half. They did not take the ball cleanly but kept possession. Quins hooker Buchanan made a superb tackle on Weir, preventing an offload.

Edinburgh were then themselves penalised for obstruction and with a minute remaining, kicked for a line-out.

Buchanan received his orders and found his target. Quins formed a maul and Edinburgh were penalised for illegal entry.

Swiel, undecided whether to kick straight into touch to end the first half, was encouraged to go for the posts. It fell short and wide but Edinburgh had themselves had enough of the first half and took the ball out of play.

Half Time at the Twickenham Stoop: Harlequins 6 – 13 Edinburgh Rugby

Edinburgh kicked the second half off and then gave away a penalty. The referee had a long chat with the visiting captain Ford and then Swiel failed to find touch on his lengthy kick.

The visitors then misjudged their return kick with play being brought all the way back into the 22 with a Quins’ free kick. The hosts pushed on and came within metres of the whitewash before the referee blew for an Edinburgh scrum.

The visitors retrieved the ball and although Care came close to a charge-down, they managed to get the ball away and find touch. Matthews secured line-out ball and the hosts had the bit between the teeth, Danny Care leading by example darted around a couple of defenders before a cheeky little pass directly behind to Brown.

Yarde attempted to make a break, as did Ward. A ruck formed and Care sent the ball to the far wing. Edinburgh put on a strong defensive display; turned over the ball and found touch. The hosts took a quick line-out before finding touch themselves just outside the opposition 22.

The visitors secured the ball and formed a driving maul. They then kicked for territory which Quins duly kicked back. Edinburgh attempted to run the ball but lost possession. A game of football ensued before Brown gathered and ran. Edinburgh were then penalised for not releasing a tackled player and Swiel placed the ball in touch back inside the 22.

The set-piece failed with Buchanan throwing long. Edinburgh stole possession and tempers frayed as Sinckler was held by Berghan, then Yarde manhandled by Burleigh. The referee blew to halt the game, investigating proceedings whilst the two teams separated.

Sinckler was shown yellow. The fans in the stands made their feelings known as Edinburgh were awarded a penalty. They kicked for a line-out just inside the hosts’ half. Edinburgh hooker Ford found his mark, they formed a maul and gained ground. They then sent the ball wide. The scrum-half broke through the defence but it was Quins who touched down on the ball first after he kicked through.

The 22 drop-out was kicked well by Swiel but Edinburgh sent the ball back. Quins returned the favour and the visitors gathered and again found gaps. Dell crossed the whitewash unchallenged. Conversion added: Harlequins 6 - 20 Edinburgh Rugby after 54 minutes.

The hosts required two converted tries to draw level in a game they did not look like dominating.

Alofa Alofa then made way for Hopper.

Quins kept Edinburgh pinned down in the 22 so the visitors were forced to box-kick. Little distance was made allowing Quins an attacking platform.

The visitors did push play back into the hosts’ territory and then they charged down a kick. Brown was on hand to gather and his strength under tackle allowed time for his teammates to gather support. Yarde kicked the ball long and Edinburgh found touch with their return.

More replacements for Harlequins as Murphy, Merrick and Chisholm left the pitch for Jones, Luamanu and Wallace. Swiel was replaced by Jackson.

Edinburgh captain Ford was replaced by Cochrane in the 57th minute.

The visitors retained possession but Quins were awarded a scrum after Burleigh knocked-on.

Ward came off for Shields (Quins 58 minutes) whilst Sinckler was still serving his yellow card.

Penalty to Quins as the scrum collapsed the moment the ball was fed.

In his first kick of the game, Jackson found touch on the half-way line.

Buchanan found Matthews but the ball slipped his grasp and Edinburgh came away with possession. They box-kicked and managed to keep possession.

Bradbury then found a gap in the Quins defence but a knock-on ended possession and the ball returned back to the Quins.

Sin-bin reversal – Sinckler back on; Shields came off, Ward back on.

The referee then stopped to address both teams following another re-set scrum.

Care fed and Quins earned a penalty after the scrum was turned.

Jackson sliced his kick and the ball did not make it out of Quins’ own half. Edinburgh made a replacement (Du Preez off for Mata) and stole the line-out. Their scrum-half box-kicked and then the referee played advantage after the ball came off Wallace.

The visitors were attacking the 22 until Quins turned over the ball. They kicked for territory and the ball soon came back. A miss-kick from Edinburgh saw play return to the half-way line.

The hosts recycled the ball but were unable to penetrate the defence which kept pushing them back.

Jackson received the ball and made a dummy kick to side-step his opponent and keep ball in hand.

Edinburgh overturned the ball and their fly-half again crossed the game line.

Quins then stole possession but were very flat. They seemed at a loss as to how to break the defence. Errors came into their passing as Marchant juggled the ball. Knock-on by Quins.

Edinburgh then replaced their scrum-half: Kennedy off for Hidalgo-Clyne; McKenzie made way for Carmichael.

Harlequins made their own change to the scrum-half as Danny Care was then replaced by Karl Dickson with just 12 minutes left.

The visitors fed the ball and released it quickly from the scrum. Dean broke the defensive line and passed to Kinghorn who continued the run. He was brought down just short of the try-line.

Ward was then shown yellow and would sit out the remainder of the game for the hosts. At this point fans started to leave the Twickenham Stoop in their droves as Weir added yet another 3 points to his tally.

Harlequins 6 – 23 Edinburgh Rugby

Buchanan was then replaced by Gray for the hosts.

Harlequins lost yet another line-out, handing possession to the visitors. They sent the ball high and Yarde gathered. He held onto the ball and darted through tackles. He was eventually brought down and the ball overturned. Edinburgh kicked long and of all people it was Adam Jones who rushed back to claim it – rousing cheers emanated from the stands when he retrieved the ball and held firm for support to arrive.

More replacements for the visitors as Dell and Burleigh made way for Cosgrove and Allen with just 6 minutes remaining.

As Yarde kicked the ball into the dead-zone behind his own try-line, more home fans left. 5 metre scrum to the visitors.

In a change of luck Harlequins were awarded a kick and placed it in the opposition half but not in touch. The ball soon made it’s way back into the hosts’ 22.

Edinburgh then set up a drop goal attempt but it failed to split the posts.

As Jackson worked out where to place his kick, fans were shouting ‘the try-line is that way’. Jackson placed a short kick in the hopes his side would retain possession. They did not.

Walker did, however, run the ball back into the opposition 22 having secured high-ball before going into touch.

Cheers then erupted with comments ‘yey – we won one’ as Quins secured the line-out. They formed a maul and drove for the line. Luamanu was credited the try.

Jackson, to keep time on the clock, successfully added the conversion through a drop-goal.

Harlequins 13 – 23 Edinburgh Rugby with less than 1 minute remaining.

Quins won possession on the restart but the clock counted down. They needed to keep ball in hand. This was a big ask to get a losing bonus point from inside their own 22.

The team made small breaks and Sinckler added more strides. Hopper passed to Yarde who placed a grubber kick to chase. He failed to touch down over the try-line but Gray was quick on the chase and finished off the move.

Unbelievably Harlequins earned a losing bonus point.

The whole stadium was silent as Jackson kicked – he failed to add the conversion.

Full Time at the Twickenham Stoop: Harlequins 18- 23 Edinburgh Rugby

Man Of The Match went to Edinburgh no.7 Hamish Watson.

Harlequins unbeaten run at home was shattered. They now travel to Stade Francais in Paris to keep their dreams of a knock-out stage alive in the European Rugby Challenge Cup having dropped to second place in Pool 5.

15 Mike Brown, 14 Marland Yarde, 13 Alofa Alofa, 12 Joe Marchant, 11 Charlie Walker, 10 Tim Swiel, 9 Danny Care ©, 1 Dan Murphy, 2 Rob Buchanan, 3 Kyle Sinckler, 4 George Merrick, 5 Charlie Matthews, 6 James Chisholm, 7 Dave Ward, 8 Jack Clifford.

16 Joe Gray, 17 Adam Jones, 18 Matt Shields, 19 Mat Luamanu, 20 Luke Wallace, 21 Karl Dickson, 22 Ruaridh Jackson, 23 Matt Hopper.

Edinburgh Rugby
15 Blair Kinghorn, 14 Damien Hoyland, 13 Chris Dean, 12 Phil Burleigh, 11 Tom Brown, 10 Duncan Weir, 9 Sean Kennedy, 1 Allan Dell, 2 Ross Ford ©, 3 WP Nel, 4 Fraser McKenzie, 5 Ben Toolis, 6 Magnus Bradbury, 7 Hamish Watson, 8 Cornell Du Preez

16 Neil Cochrane, 17 Jack Cosgrove, 18 Simon Berghan, 19 Lewis Carmichael, 20 Viliame Mata, 21 Sam Hidalgo-Clyne, 22 Jason Tovey, 23 Michael Allen
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:45 pm  

Police hunt for man after attack in Hammersmith

Police are hunting for a man after he racially abused and spat at a woman wearing a hijab at a chip shop in West London on the 6th of January.

Nahella Ashraf, who is part of the organisation Stand Up To Racism, had been visiting the capital from Manchester.

Ms Ashraf had been eating with a group of friends in Hammersmith when the attack took place.

Shocked staff tried to intervene by pulling the man away and then ejected him from the takeaway.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:06 pm  

Holding on to Richmonds charactor and hostoric neighbourhoods

The Mayor of London is being urged not to lose the unique character of each of the capital’s 32 boroughs in his new “London Plan.”

In December, Sadiq Khan carried out a consultation on ‘A City for All Londoners’ which looks at things like transport and housing.

But Lord True, leader of Richmond Council, says Mr Khan does not recognise that “all areas in London are different.”

He also says “we risk losing character and historic neighbourhoods,” like within Richmond.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:10 pm  

8 car pile up on the A3 at Hook

Eight cars have been involved in a collision on the A 3 at Hook.

Police were at the scene of the multiple pile-up – with six police cars in attendance.

The tailback of traffic was longer than half a mile in the northbound direction.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:19 pm  

Staines and Woking police stations offering anonymous knife bins

Owners of knives are being asked to dump their weapons in knife bins outside police stations in Staines and Woking by the end of the month.

Surrey police are taking part in a national amnesty campaign.

The blades can be dumped anonymously without fear of prosecution until the 30th of January.

Superintendent Bex Smith warns that carrying a knife is illegal and could result in arrest and prosecution.

All the knives collected during the amnesty will be given to the British Ironwork Centre.

A 20 foot tall angel has been constructed in memory of those have died from knife crime.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:37 pm  

Surbiton MP welcomes change in law on inquests

Surbiton and Kingston’s MP James Berry has welcomed a change in the law on coroner’s inquests.

It means a new law on inquests for dementia patients away from home will be dropped.

As well as overburdening coroner’s courts, it meant some families had to go through the trauma of unnecessary inquiries into the cause of death.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:44 am  

Dons in action vs Oxford United.

Dons’ fans are looking forward to a league one meeting between AFC Wimbledon & Oxford United later.

The pressure is on the Dons this week with an FA cup replay against Sutton United looming on Tuesday night.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:26 am  

Kingston hospital to be inspected by the public

Volunteers are being encouraged to inspect Kingston Hospital.

Members of the public are being asked to spend a couple of days at the site as part of the PLACE assessment in a few weeks time.

The volunteers who are there to represent the patients will provide a different point of view from inspectors.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:08 am  

Wandsworth challenges festival licence

Wandsworth Council is challenging the terms of a licence for a music festival over the August Bank holiday which was issued by Lambeth Council.

Residents say the SW4 Festival staged on Clapham Common has become too noisy and should not last three days.

Complaints from last year’s event were up six fold after changes to the licence from the previous year added an extra day.

Wandsworth Council wants the terms of the licence set back to those used in 2015 and will ask Camberwell Green Magistrates Court to impose new conditions on the licence.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:44 am  

Extra charge for Merton's diesel vehicles

Merton Council is set to bring in a new diesel levy in April in support of the Mayor of London’s pledge to cut air pollution.

The council’s research has found that diesel vehicles contribute disproportionately to local pollution.

To encourage cleaner vehicles, the parking permit for resident, business and trade diesel vehicles will be increased over three years to £150.

For the year starting in April, the levy will be £90, rising to £115 in 2018 and £150 in 2019.

Resident parking permits are fixed at £65, but a new reduced permit charge of £25 per year is being brought in for electric vehicles.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:31 am  

Friday, 13 January 2017

Arrests over woman abducted in Feltham

Police investigating reports of a distressed woman being pulled into a car in Feltham have arrested two people.

A 43 year old man and a 37 year old woman were arrested in Harlesden early Friday morning and taken for questioning.

It was reported that a woman was being pulled into a car at around 3.30 Thursday morning in Staines Road in Feltham.

She was said to be shouting for help. She’s described as white and wearing a green coat with a fur trim around the hood. Her age is not known.

Hounslow police would like to hear from anyone who can help trace the woman.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:13 pm  

Spelthorne Council has stepped in over the planned closure of Staines Fire Station

Spelthorne Council has stepped in following concerns over the planned closure of Staines Fire Station.

A public meeting has been arranged to discuss Surrey County Council’s proposal for the fire service.

It will take place on Tuesday 7th February at 7.30pm, at the Council Offices, and is open to anyone in the area.

Members from both Spelthorne Borough Council and Surrey County Council will be in attendance to hear resident’s thoughts.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:19 pm  

Flood Alerts are in place at Putney Bridge

A flood alert for the River Thames from Putney Bridge to Teddington Weir has been issued.

The Environment Agency has put the warning in place until tomorrow.

They also advise motorists to avoid driving through water and ensure sandbags are laid out to protect your property.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:58 pm  

Nearly 800 shared ownership homes to be built in Wandsworth

Nearly 800 new shared ownership homes are expected to be built across Wandsworth over the next three years.

And the council is urging people in the area to make sure they get priority before they’re snapped up.

Wandsworth council tries to ensure new shared ownership homes are offered to people with a genuine local connection before anyone else can apply.

This system meant that last year 96% of the low cost properties were bought by people who live or work in the borough.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

New Staines shelter helping to get homeless people off the streets in cold weather

A new winter shelter is helping homeless people in Staines get off the streets as temperatures plummet.

Launched by charity Transform Housing, it’s open seven days a week, and will provide bedding and hot food and drink.

Each person will also receive advice and support to get off the streets for good.

Paul Mitchell is the charity’s chief executive:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:55 pm  

Mother and daughter appear at Croydon crown court accused of shipping bogus brides into the UK

A mother and her daughter have appeared at Croydon crown court accused of running an Eastern European marriage immigration scam.

Lina Kezelyte and her mother Valentina, and three other women — are accused of shipped a string of fake brides to the UK to be married off to Indian and Pakistani grooms.

The court heard how they were behind 26 bogus weddings in the space of two and a half years, allegedly making £315,000.

The trial, which is expected to last seven weeks, continues.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:46 pm  

UPDATE: Police discover suspected hand grenade when arresting 20-year-old in New Malden

Bomb disposal officers were in New Malden this morning as a suspected hand grenade was discovered during a search warrant.

A 20-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of GBH and possession of an offensive weapon.

The extensive police search saw local residents evacuated from their homes and road closures put in place at 11.13am.

The hand grenade, which was found during the extensive search, was later discovered to be deactivated.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:26 pm  

Chelsea boss addresses rumours John Terry's moving to Bournemouth

Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte says captain John Terry's going nowhere before the end of the season.

His contract runs out in the summer - and the former England international's been linked with a loan move to Bournemouth.

Their boss Eddie Howe says he's no idea where that suggestion's come from.

Conte's got the same message:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:54 pm  

1 in 6 hospitals declared major alerts every day last week

Four out of ten hospitals in England declared major alerts because they were under extreme pressure in the first week of this year.

One in six issued warnings EVERY DAY last week – including Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust and the Royal Surrey County Hospital Foundation Trust.

Official figures show a six-fold rise compared to the same period last year.

The prime minister's paid tribute to health service staff, who've seen surging demand since Christmas:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:40 pm  

Radio Jackie mentioned in Parliament during radio licensing debate

“Radio growth is as restrictive today, as it was in the 80s.”

That’s the view according to MP for Plymouth Sutton, Oliver Colvile, who wants to see more local radio licensed in the UK.

He’s cited Radio Jackie’s struggle from pirate to fully licensed station as an example of how frustrating the radio platform can be.

Here’s what he had to say about us in the Commons this morning:

Audio credit to BBC Parliament

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:32 pm  

London's mayor calls Chris Grayling's approach to rail service 'flawed'

London's mayor has called the transport secretary’s approach to rail services in the city 'fundamentally flawed'.

Sadiq Khan wanted Transport for London to take over suburban routes currently operated by Southeastern when its franchise ends in 2018.

But that idea was rejected by Chris Grayling, MP for Epsom & Ewell, last month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:39 pm  

A man has been arrested on suspicion of GBH in New Malden

Police executed a warrant at a house in George Road just after 11am.

Nearby Burlington Road was also closed off.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:34 pm  

Update: Vulnerable missing Tadworth man located

A vulnerable man missing from Tadworth has been found safe and well.

33-year-old John Gilliam, also known as John Kiernan was found this morning after he went missing 5 days ago.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:31 pm  

Field owner fined after horses strayed onto A3 causing catastrophic crash

A field owner has been fined after allowing horses to stray on the A3, causing a crash which injured multiple people, and killed the animals.

Rosemary Gibson-Miller, was ordered to pay £1,200 following her court appearance this week.

In December 2015, the four vehicles collided with the two horses near Esher – leaving 4 people with life changing injuries.

The road was closed for around six hours causing major delays for motorists.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:23 pm  

The Kingston Swan has been released happy and well #swangate

South West Trains staff saved this lucky swan from the train tracks of Kingston and said the bird apologies for any disruption caused to commuters.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:11 pm  

Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte's been named Premier League manager of the month for December

He's the first person to win the award for three successive months.

The Premier League leaders won 13 straight top-flight games across that time.

Victory at Hull on the first of October started the run - it ended with defeat by Tottenham nine days ago.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:34 am  

Swan on Kingston Railway Tracks Reported to Be Causing 45 minute delay #swangate

Photo Credit: Dan Billinghurst
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:49 am  

Flood Alert for Tidal Thames Properties in Putney to Teddington

Photo Credit: @AlanBarrierEA
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:51 am  

Appeal to find a missing 31 year-old from Surbiton

Police are appealing for help to find a missing 31 year-old man from Surbiton.

Nicholas Kabban, has not been seen since yesterday

He is white, 5ft 9, of medium build and has dark brown hair.

It is not known what he might be wearing.

Nicholas’s family and officers are concerned for his welfare.

Anyone who has seen Nicholas is asked to contact police at Kingston via 101 or @MetCC
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:15 am  

Delightful snowy scenes across Surrey #Surreysnow

Photo Credit: @MrsJaneRace

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:59 am  

Snow fell in parts of Kingston and Croydon yesterday evening #Surreysnow


Commuters in London face an ice-cold journey into work this morning with temperatures barely rising above 1 degree in areas.

Snow fell in parts of Kingston and Croydon yesterday evening, in what the Met Office described as the “first taste of winter”.

Meanwhile, the Environment Agency has issued a flood alert for the River Thames from Putney Bridge to Teddington Weir.

A combination of strong winds and high tides is increasing the risk of flooding.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:34 am  

Glyn School Opening at 10.20am
Due to icy conditions Glyn School will be opening at 10.20am today.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:52 am  

Appeal to identify man over assault on bus driver in Croydon

Police have released images of man following a vicious attack in Croydon that left a bus driver with a large cut on his forehead.

The 53-year-old victim was punched and kicked repeatedly as he checked the upper-deck of a bus parked outside Fairfield Halls, in April last year.

It’s believed the suspect may live in the area - he’s described as a light-skinned black man, aged between 25 and 35 years-old, of large build, approximately 6ft tall, with dark, tied back afro style hair and a beard. He wore a green hooded "Puffa" style coat. The suspect may live in the Croydon area.

The incident is being investigated by detectives from the Met's Roads and Transport Policing Command.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Constable Anthony Barun on 07801 203 174 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Alternatively you can tweet @MetCC with any information.

There have been no arrests.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:07 am  

Hammersmith and Fulham to freeze council tax

Labour run Hammersmith and Fulham council could become the only one in Britain to freeze its council tax this year.

A spokesman for the council said residents would pay the same as last year even though the government has allowed councils to raise the tax to help cover social care bills.

However there are concerns that they could struggle to meet the rising cost of adult social care.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:07 am  

Thursday, 12 January 2017

QPR triumph with 1-nil victory against Reading

QPR have beaten Reading 1-nil at the Madejski Stadium

Mackie scored in the 28th minute for Ian Holloway’s side.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:56 pm  

UPDATE: Missing 12-year-old from Hounslow found safe and well

12-year-old George Whelan who went missing in Hounslow yesterday has been found safe and well.

Hounslow Police have thanked the public for their help in the search.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:44 pm  

Public meeting to be held over closure of Staines Fire Station

Spelthorne Council has stepped in following concerns over the planned closure of Staines Fire Station.

A public meeting has been arranged to discuss Surrey County Council’s proposal for the fire service.

It will take place on Tuesday 7th February at 7.30pm, at the Council Offices, and is open to anyone in the local area.

Members from both Spelthorne Borough Council and Surrey County Council will be in attendance to hear resident’s thoughts.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:39 pm  

Flood alert issued for Richmond riverside

A flood alert has been issued for the River Crane, which runs through parts of Richmond, Twickenham and Isleworth.

A high tide of nearly five metres is expected on Richmond riverside in the early hours of tomorrow morning.

The Crane Tidal Gates at Isleworth may also struggle to close, due to the excessive volumes of water.

Some gardens and low lying land is expected flood, but most buildings shouldn’t be affected.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:15 pm  

Commuters in London face further tube strikes

Commuters in London face further chaos on the tubes next month unless the dispute over ticket office closures can be resolved.

London Underground Workers will strike from February 6th, according to warnings from the RMT union.

The union added that the ban on overtime would also be continued.

It comes days after a 24-hour walk out brought disruption to commuters, in a strike which was labelled “pointless” and “punishing” by Mayor Sadiq Khan.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:36 pm  

Campaigners slam government's proposals to use quieter air crafts instead of cutting number of night flights

Noise reducing measures for night flights over the capital will make “little to no difference” to the lives of Londoners.

That’s according to campaigners in response to a public consultation which has been launched to set out the government’s proposed plans.

They outline how cuts will be achieved through the use of quieter air crafts, instead of reducing the number of flights.

Current restrictions at Heathrow are due to expire in October and the new rules, put forward by the Department for Transport, would last for the next five years up until 2022.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:23 pm  

Murder investigation launches after fatal house fire in Croydon

A murder investigation’s been launched after a woman died in a house fire in Croydon.

The blaze happened on Tuesday at around 3.15 in the afternoon in Birchanger Road, South Norwood.

Fire crews rescued 74-year-old Eulin Hastings from the ground floor of the property but she was pronounced dead at the scene.

Prior to the fire, police were called to reports of a burglary on Davidson Road.

Officers attended the scene and a man - who had a knife - was seen to flee from the property.

Detectives believe that the murder and the burglary are linked and would like to speak to any witnesses.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:21 pm  

It's snow joke: Hounslow Council prepared with 2000 tonnes of salt

Arctic conditions are hitting London this evening.

Hounslow Council is just one of the authorities reassuring residents that everything is in place when snow falls.

Roads in the borough have already been gritted, but gritters are on standby should they need doing again.

Over 2,000 tonnes worth of salt has also been stockpiled.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:29 pm  

Heathrow based BA to go on strike again

British Airways cabin crew have announced plans for another strike in a row over pay.

Members of Unite will walk out for three days from next Thursday, following two days of industrial action this week.

The union claims staff who've joined since 2010 earn so little that many of them are forced to take on second jobs.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Another strike on Southern Railway will be taking place later this month, in a long-running dispute over staffing levels.

Members of the RMT union say guards will walk out for 24 hours on the 23rd of January.

That's the day before drivers go on strike again, in the row about who operates train doors.

There'll be another walkout tomorrow, the second this week, meaning no services will be running.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

Around 80 flights have been cancelled at Heathrow as weather warnings for strong winds and snow are put in to place.

BA's said sorry, and the airport's advising passengers to check the status of their journeys.

Snowy conditions are forecast for much of the country.

These people are in Fife where heavy snow's already fallen.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:37 pm  

The former British spy who put together a report claiming Russia has embarrassing information about Donald Trump has gone into hiding.

Christopher Steele, who is originally from Epsom, has apparently left his home over concerns for his personal safety.

US intelligence officials haven't decided if the dossier can be trusted yet.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:34 pm  

Family of biker killed in #NewMalden speaks out

The family of Kingston Council worker Beju Shah is asking witnesses to the collision that claimed his life, to come forward.

The 46 year old died when his moped was hit by a reversing lorry on Traps Lane on Thursday.

He died in hospital two days later.

Mr Shah was originally from Nairobi, in Kenya, and had worked as a traffic officer for NSL Services, which enforces traffic fines on behalf of Kingston council, since 2007.

Statement in full from the family of Beju Shah.

"As a family we are devastated by our loss and are making a heartfelt plea for eyewitnesses to come forward.

We are desperate to know the truth about how this collision occurred.

This photograph was taken six days before Beju died and this is how we will remember him, as a happy, dedicated, caring and loving husband, son and father, who was the main bread winner for his family.

Beju was a true family man who lost his fight for life on Saturday after his moped was involved in a collision with a reversing lorry on Traps Lane, near the junction with Coombe Lane West at 9.10am on Thursday January the 5th.

If you have any information please contact Detective Sergeant Ranjit Sethon at the Serious Collision Unit on 020 8543 5157.

Beju has left behind a devastated young wife, Jalpa aged 34, an adorable eight-month-old baby and an elderly grieving mother aged 78."
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

Police are investigating reports a woman has been dragged into a car in Feltham

It’s believed to have happened at around 3.30 this morning near Shaftesbury Avenue at the junction with Staines Road

The alleged victim is described as white, and wearing a green coat with a fur trim around the hood. Her age is not known.

The car, which drove away from the location, is described as a small or medium-sized silver or grey vehicle.

There may have been a man and a woman inside the car, in addition to the woman who was pulled inside.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:43 pm  

80 flights have been cancelled at Heathrow because of bad weather

Forecasters also say roads and rail services in London may be affected as much of the UK is told to expect wintery weather.

A yellow weather warning is in place across Surrey, with snow likely to fall at around 5 o’clock this evening.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:19 pm  

The Former British MI6 officer behind the report into Donald Trump has reportedly left his Surrey home

The former British spy who put together a report claiming Russia has embarrassing information about Donald Trump has reportedly gone into hiding.

Christopher Steele, who lives in Surrey, has left his home over concerns for his personal safety.

US intelligence officials haven't decided if the dossier can be trusted yet.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:16 pm  

First it was BT, now Virgin Media has been prosecuted by Richmond Council for safety breaches.

The communications giant has been ordered to pay over £39,000 in fines and legal costs.

The court action was brought by the council after Virgin workers left a circular saw in Runnymede Gardens in Whitton.

They also left an open, unguarded trench, which the council said, left drivers and pedestrians in danger.

Officers also discovered abandoned signs left in Waldegrave Road in Teddington, as well as 32 missing pavement slabs.

A Virgin Media spokesperson said: “While we continue to expand our fibre broadband network to more homes across the country, we endeavour to minimise disruption for the local communities. In this case, we apologise to Richmond Council and the local residents affected by the streetworks carried out by contract partners on behalf of Virgin Media. We are working with our contractors to ensure that all work is carried out with professionalism and at the highest standard, and to safeguard against such mistakes in the future.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:17 am  

Cancer treatment fundraising appeal for 3-year-old girl from Addlestone

A family from Addlestone is trying to raise money for their 3-year-old daughter after a trip to the doctor's for a stomach bug turned their world upside down.

3-year-old Lottie Woods was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma, a highly aggressive and extremely rare childhood cancer in June last year.

Less than 100 children a year are diagnosed with this form of cancer, which has a cure rate of only 20%.

Lottie showed no signs of being seriously unwell, although the tumor in her stomach was already the size of a melon.

There’s currently no treatment available in the UK if Lottie relapses, which occurs in 85% of patients.

Lottie’s family need to raise £500,000 for innovative treatment only available in the US:

Donate to Lottie's cause here, follow her Facebook page here.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:42 am  

Disruption on Southern train services is continuing, despite a 48-hour strike being over

Drivers have returned to work but an overtime ban by the Aslef union in a row over driver-only trains is still in place.

Another strike is to be held tomorrow.

Southern is advising people to check before they travel.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:28 am  

Woking station car park is the 10th most expensive in the country

The top 10 most expensive train station car parks in the UK have been revealed.

Reading has been named most expensive with drivers having to pay nearly £24 every-day to leave their cars at the Berkshire station.

Woking station car park claimed the 10th spot with commuters having to pay £10.50 each day.

Complaint service Resolver released the figures.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:26 am  

Fibreglass cow found five months after being stolen from Box Hill

A fibreglass cow has been found five months after it was stolen from a National Trust site, in Box Hill.

'Cycling Moo Kay' was found on Wednesday after officers searched a property in Newdigate.

A man in his 40s has been arrested on suspicion of theft and was taken into police custody for questioning.

The cow is being returned to the organisers of the display.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:06 am  

British Airways is also warning some flights could be affected out of Heathrow due to snow

There's a warning transport may be disrupted as much of the UK is braced for snow and sleet.

A yellow weather warning is in place across Surrey, with snow expected at around 5 o’clock this evening.

British Airways is also warning some flights could be affected out of Heathrow and Gatwick today, due to weather conditions.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:38 am  

Police appeal for witnesses after serious collision in Weybridge

Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious collision in Weybridge yesterday.

The collision involving a motorcycle and a cyclist happened at around 5.25pm in Oatlands Drive.

One man in his 50s and another in his 30s were both taken to hospital with serious injuries.

An investigation’s now underway to find out the cause - any witnesses are urged to contact Surrey Police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am  

Detectives appeal for information after an assault in New Malden last night

Detectives are appealing for information and witnesses following an assault in New Malden last night.

Police were called just after 10.30pm to reports of an injured man in the park area near Blagdon Road.

The man, thought to be in his late teens, was taken to hospital suffering from injuries to his chest.

He's in a stable condition.

Officers would like to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time; you can contact them on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:37 am  

Andy Murray says he uses Queen's tournament as a warm-up for Wimbledon

Sir Andy Murray, who lives in Oxshott won Wimbledon for the fifth time last year, but says he will always play at Queen’s.

The World number one uses it as a warm up for bigger competitions and has said he will compete there for the rest of his tennis career.

The tournament means a lot to him as it gave him his first ever ATP Tour match victory in 2005.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 am  

QPR boss says they don't have much money for new signings

QPR boss Ian Holloway says the club hasn't got too much money to change things this January, despite bringing in Brighton’s Kazenga LuaLua on loan.

They're looking for a third-straight win in the Championship tonight against Reading - after victories over Wolves and Ipswich.

He says they’ll work hard to sign other new faces.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:37 am  

UPDATE: Govia Thameslink will take Aslef union to the Supreme Court

Southern Rail’s parent company has announced its taking the Aslef union to the Supreme Court – in an attempt to stop further strikes.

Govia Thameslink made the announcement on the second day of strike action this week, in the dispute over driver only trains.

Another strike is scheduled for Friday, causing chaos for commuters using Clapham Junction and East Croydon amongst others.

Three more are scheduled for the end of the month on the 24th, 25th and 26th of January.

GTR have already lost a court case and an appeal last year to try to halt the strikes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:30 am  

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Proposals for Chelsea to redevelop Stamford Bridge have been approved

Chelsea's plans for a redeveloped Stamford Bridge – that will cost £500m, have been approved by the council.

The Club want to demolish the current 41-thousand seater stadium, to build a new one that will hold 60-thousand people.

Hammersmith and Fulham's planning committee voted unanimously in favour of the proposals earlier this evening.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:51 pm  

Concerns growing for missing 12-year-old from Hounslow

Concerns are growing for a missing 12-year-old from Hounslow.

George Whelan hasn’t been seen since yesterday afternoon.

Anyone who has any information about George’s whereabouts is urged to contact police on 101 quote ref 17MIS001543.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:21 pm  

Plans for new bar at V&A not going down well with neighbours

Plans to open a late-night bar at the Victoria and Albert museum have been met with anger among neighbours.

An application for a licence to sell alcohol in an open-air courtyard has been submitted, as part of a £50 million expansion of the V&A.

Residents who live near to the South Kensington museum fear they will be subjected to “loud music which is nothing short of torture”.

But they are being reassured that strict controls will mean there will be no disturbance to neighbours.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:41 pm  

Owner of Southern Railway is going to court

The owner of Southern Railway is going to the country's highest court - claiming current strikes on the network are "unlawful".

Govia Thameslink Railway has already lost a court case and an appeal.

There are three days of strikes on the franchise this week by Aslef members - over driver-only trains.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:41 pm  

Decision about future of Chelsea Football club to be made tonight

Chelsea Football Club will hear later if councillors support plans for a new 500 million-pound stadium, which will seat 60,000 people.

Hammersmith and Fulham council's planning committee will decide whether to back demolishing the current Stamford Bridge stadium, to make way for the new one.

The proposals, which have already been recommended to be approved, include building a walkway over the nearby District Line railway track.

The meeting will be held at 7 o’clock tonight.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:18 pm  

Traffic Officer killed in New Malden
The wife of a traffic officer killed by a lorry in New Malden has paid tribute to her husband.
46 year-old, Beju Shah, was taken to hospital after his moped collided with a lorry in Traps Lane last Thursday.

He died in St George’s hospital two days later.

His wife Jalpa, told the Evening Standard he was a “good, decent family man” and urged witnesses to come forward.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:33 pm  

A body has been recovered from the Thames near Kingston Bridge

The body of a man has been recovered from the Thames near Kingston Bridge.

Police pulled his body from the river with the assistance of the Teddington Lifeboat RNLI, yesterday morning.

Emergency services took the man to hospital, but he could not be saved.

The force said the death is being treated as unexplained, but is not believed to be suspicious.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:20 pm  

A derelict building has been destroyed by fire in New Malden

A man was lead to safety from a neighbouring property, as a fire ripped through what used to be "Pick of the Bunch" flowers in New Malden High Street.

Four fire engines and 21 firefighters dealt with the blaze, near to fountain roundabout just after 10 last night.

The whole of the three storey block was badly damaged by fire, and the cause is now under investigation.

Meanwhile, what's believed to be a tyre fire further along the High Street where it meets Coombe Road by the station, also caused problems just after 8pm.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:27 pm  

Chelsea Football Club stadium plans set for approval

Chelsea Football Club will hear later if councillors support plans for a new 500 million-pound stadium, which will seat 60,000 people.

Hammersmith and Fulham council's planning committee will decide whether to back demolishing the current Stamford Bridge stadium, to make way for the new one.

The proposals, which have already been recommended to be approved, include building a walkway over the nearby District Line railway track.

The meeting will be held at 7 o’clock tonight.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:13 pm  

Snow could fall across Surrey tomorrow as forecasters announce a yellow weather warning

Forecasters have issued a weather warning for snow in Surrey with heavy showers predicted to fall across the county.

The Met Office has announced a "yellow warning for snow” between 10am and 9pm tomorrow.

It’s expected to turn much colder over the next 24 hours as a polar blast sweep south across the country.

Leatherhead is one of the areas forecast to feel as cold as -6.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:28 am  

Kazenga LuaLua is undergoing a medical ahead of a move to Queens Park Rangers

QPR have borrowed Kazenga LuaLua from Championship leaders Brighton for the rest of the season.

The winger has been troubled by injury and suspension in the current campaign, which have restricted his appearances for Albion.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:33 am  

Heathrow Airport dealt with a record 76 million passengers last year - one per cent more than in 2015

The UK's busiest airport says the growth has been driven by the use of larger aircraft.

Passenger numbers for flights to or from the Middle East rose by nearly 8-point-8 per cent.

Domestic travel within the UK was down 9-point-6 per cent.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:37 am  

Man found dead on M1 has been named as Ashley Hayes, from Shepherd's Bush

A man from Shepherd’s Bush who was found dead on a busy stretch of motorway may have hidden himself in a lorry.

46 year-old, Ashley Hayes, was severely injured after he was run over by several vehicles on M1.

His body was found on the motorway near Daventry in Northamptonshire yesterday.

Police are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding his death.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:29 am  

Striking BA cabin crew are taking their campaign from Heathrow to Central London

Striking British Airways cabin crew, based at Heathrow are taking their campaign for better pay to Marks and Spencer this morning.

Their union wants M-and-S to back them - because their food is now served on BA planes.

They'll hand a letter to the store's HQ in central London - claiming they're earning six-thousand pounds less than some checkout assistants.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:15 am  

Labour leader backs Southern strike - as passengers left queuing at East Croydon station

Jeremy Corbyn has backed striking drivers on Southern Rail, as they go into their second day of strikes this week.

The dispute is held by drivers in the Aslef and RMT unions over who should operate train doors, the Labour leader said Southern had ‘behaved in a terrible manner.’

Commuters had to queue for trains from East Croydon and Clapham Junction station yesterday.

Virtually no services will run on the network today – with buses replacing some trains, including the Tattenham Corner – Epsom line.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am  

Director of Kingston Foodbank says the benefit system in Kingston is 'cruel'

The benefit system in Kingston has been described as ‘cruel and devoid of compassion’ by the Director of Kingston Foodbank.

It’s after Paul Pickhaver met with some residents, who were left with no money for Christmas - one gentleman only had £4.99 in his account since mid November.

He also said the people of Kingston have showed great compassion by the gifts of food they have left at collection points over the past months.

But other agencies including Refugee Action are seeing similar cases of families and individuals being left with no money for 6-8 weeks.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 am  

Chelsea favourites to win the FA Cup this season - Brentford and Sutton United also in the running

Chelsea are the favourites to win the FA Cup this season at 4/1, following last night’s fourth round draw.

The Blues have been paired with Brentford, who are currently 14th in the Championship table and are at 200/1 to win.

Meanwhile non-league side Sutton United, who are the lowest ranked side left in the competition will face Leeds in the next round if they beat AFC Wimbledon in a third-round replay.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 am  

UPDATE: First and second floor of a property in New Malden destroyed in fire last night

The whole first and second floor of a property in New Malden high street has been damaged in a blaze, which broke out last night.

Police and the London Fire Brigade were called to a 4-pump fire at an address near the Fountain Roundabout end at around 9.30pm.

All floors were under renovation at the time, and the fire was in the shop and dwellings.

There were no people in the building when the fire broke out and firefighters have now left the scene.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:36 am  

Missing teenage girl could be in Croydon

Police continue to appeal for the public’s help in locating a vulnerable teenage girl who is missing – and may be in the Croydon area.

15-year old Lisa Valencia has not been seen since Tuesday 27th December, and there have been reports but unconfirmed sightings of Lisa in Bromley – where she is from.

She’s described as black, around 5ft 7 of slim build with long black hair. She was last seen wearing a red coat and white Nike trainers.

Anyone who can assist police with her whereabouts should call them on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 am  

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

UPDATE: New Malden high street closed while brigade fight a 4 pump fire

Police and the London Fire Brigade were called to a 4 pump fire at an address in New Malden high street, nearer the end of Fountain Roundabout.

Firefighters are currently fighting the blaze on the first and second floor – the shop and accommodation.

The high street is currently closed from the junction of Blangdon Road to Fountain roundabout.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:30 pm  

Fire engines on the scene in New Malden

The London Fire Brigade have been called to a property in New Malden High Street.

There are currently 2 fire engines on the scene, dealing with smoke – we’ll bring you more information when we have it.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:05 pm  

HMRC staff face long distance moves to new Croydon office

Up to 38,000 staff from HM Revenue and Customs are facing long distance moves to new regional offices, including one in Croydon.

Some may need to relocate by up to 174 miles if they want to keep their jobs, according to a report by the National Audit Office.

A 25-year lease for an office space in Ruskin Square was signed last year, which will see around 2,500 civil servants moved there.

The moves are part of long-term plan to replace 170 UK offices with 13 regional centres.

HMRC said the changes would save the taxpayer £83 million a year, as well as providing a better service.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:36 pm  

Meredith Kercher's killer denied new appeal in Italy

The killer of British student Meredith Kercher has been denied a new appeal by a court in Italy.

Rudy Guede is serving 16 years for Miss Kercher’s murder after she was found stabbed to death in her bedroom while studying in Perugia.

He went to the Court of Appeal, in Florence, seeking an “extraordinary review.”

Top judges exonerated his co-accused, American student Amanda Knox and her Italian ex-boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito in 2015.

Both had previously been convicted of taking part in the murder Miss Kercher’s, who’s family are from Coulsdon in Surrey.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:33 pm  

Kingston student killed after two BMW drivers were allegedly racing outside the university

Two BMW racers have appeared in court following the death of a Kingston University student last year.

21-year-old Hina Shamim was killed last year when she was struck by a white BMW as she crossed Penrhyn Road, outside the University.

36-year-old Farid Reza and 28-year-old William Spicer were allegedly driving at more than twice the 30mph speed limit.

At the time of the incident Reza is accused of “racing” Spicer who was in a dark grey BMW, as they hit speeds of 69mph just before the collision.

The trial continues.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:55 pm  

Pet owners in Feltham warned after cat shot three times in three months

Pet owners in Feltham are being warned to be extra vigilant, after a cat was shot with an air rifle three times in three months.

One-year-old Persian, Kino, first had surgery in October after he was found by his owner limping.

X-rays found the pellet had become embedded inside Kino’s paw, and another pellet from a previous shooting was lodged in his intestines.

Kino returned to the same vet yesterday, after being shot for a third time.

A staff member from The Young Veterinary Practice says the family don’t know why the cat is being targeted, and are taking the matter very seriously with police.

Anyone with information is being urged to contact the police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:42 pm  

Andy Murray says it took time to decide whether to accept knighthood

Sir Andy Murray says he took time to decide whether to accept a knighthood - as he was concerned it could distract him or affect his performance.

The world number one, who lives in Oxshott, has told The Times he asked members of his family, including wife Kim and mum Judy, for advice.

Murray says it's a "big honour" which comes with "a little bit more responsibility".

He's also revealed he'd like to go into coaching one day - but not straight after he retire
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:34 pm  

Train driver appears in court charged with 'neglect' after incident in Hayes and Harlington

A train driver has appeared in court charged with willful omission or neglect, after a woman was dragged along Hayes and Harlington platform.

The passenger’s hand got stuck in a door, forcing her to run along as the train moved off.

The 60 year old was dragged for 60 feet before managing to pull free.

44 year old Stephen Murdoch, from Reading, spoke only to confirm his name, age and date of birth when he appeared in court.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:26 pm  

Chelsea News

Chelsea captain John Terry has lost an appeal against his sending-off in Sunday's FA Cup third-round win against Peterborough.

The defender will now serve a one-match ban and miss Saturday's Premier League game at champions Leicester.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:54 pm  

Allotment holders in Egham are hoping for support from Tesco shoppers.

Runnymede Council has been shortlisted for funding from the supermarket giant’s Bags of Help scheme.

The monthly fundraising scheme sees grants of £5,000, £2,000 and £1,000 raised from the 5p plastic bag levy.

The council says if shoppers vote for it to win the cash, the money will be spent on the Vicarage Road allotments.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:52 pm  

A 25-year-old man from Croydon has been sentenced after pleading guilty to a number of sexual offences

David Brazia-Amaro was arrested by British Transport Police last June at East Croydon station.

He was detained after the officer caught him trying to film up a female passenger’s skirt using his phone.

He’s been handed 80 hours of community service, and must remain on the sex offender’s register for seven years.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:52 pm  

It’s emerged the man taking over as the most senior lawyer in the ongoing Child Sexual Abuse Inquiry, prosecuted Levi Bellfield

Leading barrister Brian Altman will take over the role of lead counsel following the resignation of Ben Emmerson last year.

He was part of the prosecution team that managed to get Bellfield, who killed Walton schoolgirl Milly Dowler in 2002, jailed.

Bellfield is known to have also killed two other girls, Amelie Delagrange in Twickenham, and Marsha McDonnell in Hampton.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:51 pm  

#KemptonPark could be turned into houses

Racing could be about to leave Kempton Park after over 100 years.

Owner, the Jockey Club, has responded to a call from Spelthorne Borough Council for land, as it seeks to plug a housing gap.

The racecourse says the opportunity "is a once in a generation one" as it means it could generate around £100 million for re-investment in other clubs including Sandown.

If plans are agreed, work could start in 2021.

Phil White is the Jockey Club's regional director.

Spelthorne Council responds to proposals by Kempton Park

Spelthorne Borough Council is preparing a new local plan for the Borough which will need to balance many competing demands including protecting areas of importance.

As part of this work it has recently issued a ‘call for sites’ enabling those who have ideas of where development might go to put them forward.

This is a statutory requirement. In response to this Kempton Park Racecourse and Redrow Homes have jointly proposed the closure of the Racecourse and building of 3000 homes.

To clarify, the Council does not own the site and has no part in the proposal brought forward by its owners. A planning application has not been submitted.

Cllr Ian Harvey, Leader of the Council, said: “I am fully aware of the views of local residents and have consistently made clear my strong opposition to development of this site and my determination to protect the Green Belt in Spelthorne. I made my position absolutely clear in an open letter which I wrote to Redrow homes in April 2016. Nothing has changed. The Council’s finances are very robust and any suggestion that it needs money from new development is completely groundless.”

It will be for the Council, through its new Local Plan, to decide how much development is needed in the future and the most sustainable locations for it to go. It is not bound by any particular proposals that are put forward by developers.

The Council expects its Local Plan to be adopted in 2020.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:07 pm  

Appeal to trace missing 73-year-old vulnerable missing woman from Streatham

Police are growing concerned for vulnerable missing woman from Streatham.

73 year-old, Dorothy Decarish, has not been seen since 3 o’clock yesterday afternoon when she left a care home in Kempshott Road.

She was last seen wearing a black hat, burgundy jumper, floral dress and sandals.

Dorothy is likely to be very confused and is not capable of taking care of herself.

An image is available on our website
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:31 pm  

#KemptonPark Racecourse could be closed for housing redevelopment from "2021 at the earliest".

The Jockey Club says it would help build a new all-weather venue in Newmarket in a 10 year plan.

Boxing Day's traditional King George the Sixth Chase would move to Sandown in Esher.

It's looking to generate in excess of £100-million for investment in British racing.

If the plans go ahead, development could be ready to start in 2021.

On the racecourse's website, it says;

Is Kempton Park closing?

It remains business as usual at Kempton Park – both as a racing and events venue.

In 2017, the racecourse is scheduled to stage 71 racing fixtures, including quality Jumps racing and all-year-round Flat racing on our all-weather surface, and popular events such as the weekly general markets and twice-monthly antiques market continue as normal.

What has been announced is that our site has been put forward for consideration in Spelthorne Borough Council’s Local Plan as a site that could be redeveloped in the future to help towards unmet local housing needs.

Dependent on the outcome of a planning process this means the site may be redeveloped in the future, but if that is the case it is anticipated it would be at least 2021, at the earliest, before there are any changes to racing operations.

We look forward to welcoming all customers to Kempton Park as normal.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:06 pm  

The hunt continues today for a driver who left the scene of an accident in Isleworth.

A 73 year old man died following the incident in Worton Road on Saturday night.

It is believed that the victim collided with an oncoming light coloured VW Golf. His car then came to a stop in a nearby hedge.

The driver of the VW briefly stopped at the scene before driving away.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:59 pm  

A smoke alarm sounding in neighbouring flat saved the day after alerting residents to a fire in Battersea.

The quick thinking neighbour called the brigade after he was unable to detect a fire in his property on the Prince of Wales Drive yesterday.

It was actually coming from the flat below on the third floor.

Firefighters managed to contain the flames to the kitchen but there was smoke damage throughout.

The cause is believed to be accidental.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:05 pm  

Crystal Palace manager Sam Allardyce has once again appointed Sammy Lee as his assistant

They worked together with England and before that, Bolton.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:04 pm  

A motorcyclist in his early sixties has died following yesterday's crash in Roehampton

A car and a motorbike collided on Roehampton Lane, near to the university just after 9 yesterday morning.

The rider of the bike was taken to hospital by in a critical condition but died from his injuries in the early hours of this morning.

His next of kin have been informed.

Formal identification and a post-mortem examination will take place in due course.

The driver of the car stopped at the scene, no arrests have been made at this stage.

Anyone who witnessed the collision or has any information is asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit at Merton traffic Garage on 0208 543 5157 or via 101 or @MetCC

Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:03 pm  

The Post Office is to close and franchise a further 37 Crown offices

Wimbledon based Communication Workers Union made the announcement earlier.

It means a loss of around 400 staff and 127 financial specialist roles.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:33 am  

BRITISH AIRWAYS STRIKE: 40 Heathrow flights have been cancelled

Around 40 Heathrow flights have been cancelled this morning after hundreds of the airline's cabin crew began a two-day strike.

The airline's merging some services out of Heathrow to cope with – and insists passengers on cancelled flights have been rebooked on other services.

BA denies claims from the Unite union that some staff are earning less than others.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:30 am  

David Bowie remembered a year on from his untimely death

Today marks a year since the death of the “Boy from Brixton.”

David Bowie passed away last January at the age of 69.

The singer, who became as famous for his alter egos, as he did his songs, launched his Ziggy Stardust tour in Tolworth.

It took place at the now defunct Toby Jug pub in February 1972.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:12 am  

#Southern rail strike begins this morning

More misery's looming for rail commuters after yesterday's Tube strike in London.

Services on the Southern network are being cancelled again today, tomorrow and Friday.

The Aslef union's organised the latest walkouts in the row over driver-only trains.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:24 am  

Four people have been rescued from a fire at a hostel in Vauxhall

The blaze broke out at around 3.30 this morning on Bond Way.

A one bedroomed bedsit on the ground floor has been totally destroyed.

According to the London fire brigade two people were taken to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation, the others were treated at the scene.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:22 am  

Chelsea are favourites to win the FA Cup this season - Brentford and Sutton United also in the running

Chelsea are the favourites to win the FA Cup this season at 4/1, following last night’s fourth round draw.

The Blues have been paired with Brentford, who are currently 14th in the Championship table and are at 200/1 to win.

Meanwhile non-league side Sutton United, who are the lowest ranked side left in the competition will face Leeds in the next round if they beat AFC Wimbledon in a third-round replay.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 am  

Some British Airways cabin crew to begin two day strike this morning

A two-day strike by some British Airways cabin crew begins this morning.

The airline's merging some services out of Heathrow to cope - but insists other airports won't be affected.

BA denies claims from the Unite union that some staff are earning less than others.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:02 am  

Chelsea set to find out if John Terry will serve a one game ban

Chelsea are expected to find out whether or not John Terry will serve a one-game ban, later today.

The Premier League leaders have appealed against his red card from Sunday's FA Cup third-round victory over Peterborough.

He was sent off in the second half of that 4-1 win.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 am  

Monday, 9 January 2017

South West London Derby in the FA Cup 4th Round

The winner of the 3rd round FA Cup replay between Sutton and Wimbledon will go on to face Leeds United at home in the next round.

It’s after Garry Monk’s men came from behind to win 2-1 at League Two Cambridge earlier.

Elsewhere in the draw, Chelsea will host Brentford in a South West London derby, Fulham are also at home as they face Derby, while Crystal Palace will host Man City if they can beat Bolton in their replay.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:22 pm  

Consultations begin on a potential 'Neighborhood Forum' in Tooting

Residents of Tooting have until the 20th of February to have their say on a potential neighborhood forum to help shape key decisions.

The consultation period began earlier for plans to form the group, which will be consulted on issues such as the design of new developments and how to spend Community infrastructure grants.

You can find out more details of how to get involved on the Wandsworth Council website
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:21 pm  

Sutton Refugee and Migrant Network among 12 groups to receive Council grant

11 groups will share over £45,000 from the latest round of Sutton Community Fund grants- to help them provide services for residents into 2017 and beyond.

The programme supports projects that benefit Sutton residents, meet local priorities and help build community and developmental assets in the borough.

The list of fund recipients for 2017 is as follows:

Surrey Youth Focus £5000

Knots Art £4595

RACE £1680

Refugee & Migrant Network Sutton £2662

Riverside Community Association £1975

Riverside Community Association £5650

Sutton Mencap £5467

Carshalton Beeches Baptist Free Church £3200

Gary Mason Charity £3000

In Unity Ltd £5000

St Teresa’s Church £5000

Together We Create £3600
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:19 pm  

Woman from Croydon killed on way home from birthday party

A City head-hunter from Croydon was knocked down by a van and killed as she left her 30th birthday party to catch a train home.

Laura Murray-Woodford was struck as she crossed Ludgate Hill, near St Paul’s Cathedral in October last year.

She had been celebrating her birthday in All Bar One with colleagues when she left to catch a train home to Croydon shortly after 10pm.

She died in hospital in the early hours of October 21st.

A 39-year-old man from Lewisham had been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and released on bail until next month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:54 pm  

Biker dies after New Malden crash

A biker, involved in a crash in New Malden on Thursday, has died.

The man in his 40s, was taken to hospital after colliding with a lorry in Traps Lane just after 9am.

He passed away earlier today.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:52 pm  

Elderly pensioner dies following crash in Isleworth

A 73 year old man has died following an accident in Isleworth.

Police were called to reports of a motorist taken unwell in Worton Road at the junction with Farnell Road just before 7pm on Saturday.

At this early stage of the investigation, it is believed that the driver collided with an oncoming light coloured, possibly silver, VW Golf.

His car then came to a stop in a nearby hedge.

The 73 year old, who hasn’t been named, died in hospital yesterday.

The driver of the VW Golf briefly stopped at the scene before driving away.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:50 pm  

Riot Police called to shut down illegal rave in unused Hounslow supermarket

Riot police were deployed to shut down an illegal rave in an unused supermarket in Hounslow on Saturday.

More than 1,000 people turned up to the empty Morrisons store on Bath Street, which has been closed for nine months.

Police were called at 11pm and managed to shut down the unlicensed music event by 2.30am – music equipment was seized but no arrests were made.

Photos: Met Task Force
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:39 pm  

Warning to Wandsworth primary school parents

Parents in Wandsworth are being warning to meet the deadline for primary school applications.

Children who plan to start school in September must have their application submitted by January 15th.

The deadline applies to all those born between September 2012 and August 2013.

For more information on school applications head to Wandsworth council’s website.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:20 pm  

Man selling car for friend has it stolen from under his nose

A man selling a car for a friend was left stunned after an interested buyer stole it from under his nose while on a test drive.

The black Vauxhall Corsa had been advertised on Auto Trader before the test drive was arranged in School Road in Ashford yesterday.

At first the seller was behind the wheel, but when they swapped over the suspect jumped in the driver’s seat and drove off quickly.

He drove down School Road, towards Staines Road West.

The suspect is described as white, in his 40s-50s, around 6ft tall, and wearing a dark blue or black tracksuit.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:04 pm  

U2 are to headline Twickenham this summer

They’ll play at the stadium on July the 8th to mark the 30th anniversary of their hit Joshua Tree album.

The worldwide tour includes supporting acts such as Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds and One Republic.

Released in 1987, the album included hits such as Where the Streets Have No Name and With or Without You.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:53 pm  

#TubeStrike chaos set to continue in to tomorrow

A 24-hour tube strike is continuing to cause major disruption across London, affecting millions of commuters.

Earlier, Clapham Junction had to be evacuated after a crush of commuters tried to use trains instead of the underground.

The walk out, due to end at 6 o’clock, is over jobs and ticket office closures, and will most likely cause problems tomorrow too, even though the strike action will have finished by then.

It took listener Emily, from Raynes Park, three hours to get to work in Islington this morning.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:23 pm  

A man has allegedly been threatened with an axe during a "road rage row" in Morden

The incident happened at around 5pm yesterday in Morden Hall Road.

A 32 year old man has been arrested by police on suspicion of affray.

No one was injured, but police tweeted this picture.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:40 pm  

Appeal to trace missing man with links to Lambeth who left hopsital

Police are growing increasingly concerned for a missing 42-year-old man who walked out of a King’s College Hospital.

Matthew Alexander was last seen at the hospital yesterday afternoon, he was admitted 3 days earlier with a bleed on the brain.

He is described as a black man, about 5ft 7inchs tall, with greying dreadlocks and has links to Southwark, Lewisham and Lambeth.

Police have said Matthew could lose consciousness due to his injury and he may appear confused.

Officers are increasingly concerned for Matthew’s wellbeing and would urge anyone with information on his whereabouts to call police on 101 or Missing People on 116000.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:27 pm  

Harlequins flanker Chris Robshaw will undergo surgery on his left shoulder today

Harlequins rugby union flanker Chris Robshaw will miss England's Six Nations title defence - after having an operation on his shoulder.

He was injured playing for his Twickenham based club side on New Year's Day - and will be out for around 12 weeks.

Eddie Jones's side open their tournament against France on the 4th of February.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:25 pm  

London mayor Sadiq Khan has condemned the strike action #tubestrike


Clapham Junction has re-opened in the last few minutes, the country's busiest train station, had been evacuated earlier because of overcrowding.

The capital's train network came under extra strain because of a 24 hour strike by underground staff - the station's now re-opened.

Members of the RMT and TSSA unions walked out as part of a long-running dispute over ticket office closures.

London mayor Sadiq Khan condemned the action.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:19 am  

BREAKING: Clapham Junction station has re-opened #tubestrike

Clapham Junction has re-opened in the last few minutes, the country's busiest train station, had been evacuated earlier because of overcrowding.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:53 am  

Clapham Junction, the country's busiest train station, has been evacuated because of overcrowding #tubestike



posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:24 am  

Clapham Junction has had to be evacuated due to overcrowding

Millions of commuters have struggled to get to work at the start of a week of travel disruption and strikes.

A 24-hour walkout by London Underground staff has left no services operating from mainline stations such as Victoria, King's Cross and Waterloo.

Clapham Junction has had to be evacuated due to overcrowding.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:10 am  

Tube strike: London rush-hour travel hit by industrial action #tubestrike

Crowds at Clapham Junction Station this morning @hannahaemilia

A 24-hour tube strike is causing major disruption across London.

Members of the RMT and TSSA unions are walking out as part of a long-running dispute over ticket office closures.

Key Underground stations including Victoria, Waterloo, Paddington, London Bridge and King's Cross are running no services.

These people say the walkout isn't fair.

Piccadilly line services will run between Hammersmith and Heathrow Terminals 1, 2 and 3, but there will be no service to Terminals 4 or 5.

Services are running between Kennington to Morden on the Northern Line.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:37 am  

Healthy eating campaign has been launched in Houslow this month

Hounslow council’s launched a healthy eating campaign after it emerged that nearly 40% of all 10 to 11 year olds are overweight.

Families are being invited to “Be Food Smart” this month when Public Health England’s Change4Life roadshow comes to the area.

Meanwhile, it’s also emerged over 20% of 4 to 5 year olds weigh more than what’s advised as a healthy weight, in the borough.

The roadshow will take place at the ASDA superstore on Cecil Road on Saturday 21st January.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:11 am  

Commuters in Surrey face disruption on the roads today

Eight months’ worth of road works are underway in Woking today.

The works on Egley Road will create an entrance filter lane for Hoe Valley School and community leisure facilities.

Temporary traffic controls will be put in place to restrict traffic flow initially and the speed will be reduced to 30 miles per hour.

Bus users are being told to check with their service provider before travelling.

Meanwhile in Chertsey, Green Lane has temporary traffic lights for the next 13 weeks.

That’s so National Grid can replace gas pipes in the area.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:10 am  

Sunday, 8 January 2017

Update: Man who collapsed in Fulham found

A man who fled medics after collapsing in Fulham has been found safe and well.

34-year-old Nicholas Jones had been found in an unconscious state in Eel Brook Common last night.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:38 pm  

#TubeStrike What to expect

Tube staff have gone on strike across the entire London Underground network in a row over ticket office closures.

Workers from the RMT and the Transport Salaried Staffs' Association (TSSA) unions are staging a 24-hour walk out until 7pm tomorrow.

So, here's everything you need to know about how to get round London tonight and tomorrow.

Key points

The strike is by station staff, which means many Tube stations may not open at all, particularly in Zone 1.
Those that do open are likely to open after 0700 and close by 1900.
It is only possible for TfL to run severely restricted underground services.
Other transport services, including buses, DLR and London Overground, are expected to be much busier than usual.
Where services are running, TfL advises customers to complete Tube journeys by 6pm on Monday.
TfL expects a normal services to resume by the morning of Tuesday.

Travel advice

Please allow more time for your travel and avoid travelling in the peaks if possible.
Depending on the journey you are making, other travel options during the Tube strike could include:
Buses, walking between Tube stations and Cycling.

Services tomorrow

TfL will run a limited service on the District, Circle and Hammersmith and City lines, although trains will not stop at all stations
Although National Rail services will not be affected by this strike there will be no Underground services from key interchange stations such as Victoria, King's Cross St Pancras, Waterloo, Paddington, Euston, Bank and London Bridge.
TfL will will run shuttle services wherever possible at the end of lines from approximately 0700-1900.
TfL expects no service on:
the whole of the Victoria line
the Waterloo and City line
the Piccadilly line serving Heathrow terminals 4 & 5
Buses in central London are likely to be much busier, particularly on routes offering onward travel from National Rail stations
Roads are likely to be more congested
Tube and Rail

As well as the general travel advice, please note:

No Zone 1 Tube stations are open inside the Circle line boundary.
If you are travelling to Canary Wharf from central London, Docklands Light Railway services are running. However they will be busier than usual and may terminate at Tower Gateway. River services will also link central London and Canary Wharf
If you are travelling to the West End, some Circle and District line services are running, however they will only call at a limited number of stations
If you are travelling to Stratford, Docklands Light Railway and London Overground services are running, however they will be busier than usual, especially during the morning and evening peaks
You are advised to check local buses or walk to your final destination. Find bus maps by area of London (or local Tube station). Find walking times between Tube stations
If you are travelling to or from Heathrow airport, we are planning to run Piccadilly line services between Hammersmith and Heathrow terminals 1, 2 and 3. Coach services will run to Heathrow Central Bus Station and Terminals 4 and 5, and national rail services from Paddington will also operate

Stay tuned to Jackie, as we'll have regular travel reports from 5am, or follow us on Twitter @Jackie_Travel
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:21 pm  

Londoners revealed to be some of the worst for regularly washing clothes...

How often do you change your bedding or wash your jeans?

You may want to do it more often after hearing this story from Lucy Mayer:

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