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Saturday, 4 February 2017

A Crystal Palace fan was arrested earlier today after running onto the Selhurst Park pitch

The fan tried to confront defender Damien Delaney as the Eagles trailed Sunderland 4-0.

Security staff had to restrain the 23-year-old before police arrested him.

The man remains in custody at a south London police station.

Meanwhile, police also confirmed a 16-year-old was arrested during the game after a firework was set off.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:08 pm  

A deal agreed to end the long-running Southern rail dispute is a "shocking betrayal" of workers and passengers, the RMT union has claimed.

Leaders of the Aslef union agreed to recommend the deal to almost 1,000 drivers following 11 days of talks which did not involve the RMT.

The deal includes details of circumstances when a train can be operated as driver-only, without an on-board supervisor.

The RMT, which mainly represents conductors, has held a number of strikes since last April, but is due to hold talks with Southern next week.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:06 pm  

England are off to a winning start in the 2017 Rugby Union Six Nations

The Defending Champions won 19 - 16 against France at Twickenham this afternoon.

Ben Te'o got their only try.

Scotland won the opening game of the Six Nations

They defeated Ireland 27 - 22 at Murrayfield
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:13 pm  

A choir from East Sheen brought the Britain’s Got Talent judges to tears after a heart-breaking audition

The Missing People Choir is made up of families in search for lost loved ones.

They performed I Miss You on stage last Sunday and were immediately tipped as possible Britain’s Got Talent winners.

Kate McCann, the mother of Madeline McCann who went missing in 2007, is the choir ambassador.

The performance is expected to be shown on ITV in May.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:09 pm  

More details released after fire in Tooting

Investigations are continuing after a man was rescued by firefighters after a fire at a block of flats in Swains Road on Thursday.
Part of the hallway of a flat on the second floor of the building was damaged by fire.

One man was given fire survival guidance by the Brigade’s 999 control officers before being rescued from a second floor balcony by firefighters.

The man was treated at the scene for shock and smoke inhalation by the Brigade before being taken to hospital by London Ambulance Service crews.

The Brigade was called at 3.45pm.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Brigade and Metropolitan Police Service.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:36 pm  

A choir from East Sheen brought the Britain’s Got Talent judges to tears after a heart-breaking audition

The Missing People Choir is made up of families in search for lost loved ones.

They performed I Miss You on stage last Sunday and were immediately tipped as possible Britain’s Got Talent winners.

Kate McCann, the mother of Madeline McCann who went missing in 2007, is the choir ambassador.

The performance is expected to be shown on ITV in May.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:13 pm  

People in Hammersmith are being urged to back a campaign calling for immediate action over tumble dryers linked to 750 domestic fires

Fire fighters have confirmed an Indesit tumble dryer probably caused a major tower block blaze in Shepherd’s Bush last August.

Whirlpool, which owns the Indesit brand, has been accused by consumer champions Which? of dragging its feet over the problem.

So far 65,000 people have signed the petition.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:12 pm  

Eddie Jones speaks to Radio Jackie ahead of the Six Nations

Rugby’s Six Nations has officially started.

Scotland and Ireland are already in action at Murrayfield Stadium.

England start their Six Nations campaign against France at Twickenham, kick off is 4:50pm.

Speaking to Radio Jackie England Head Coach Eddie Jones told us that he thinks England have a good chance of winning.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:21 pm  

Fatal collision in New Addington

Police are investigating a fatal collision in New Addington in Croydon at tea-time.

It involved a 66 year old man.

The ambulance service treated him at the scene in King Henry's Drive junction with Calley Down Crescent but he died there.

His family have been told about his death but he’s not been identified yet.

A van did not stop at the scene – but the driver – a 34 year old man later went into a south London police station.

He was arrested on suspicion of failing to stop at the scene of an accident and causing death by dangerous driving.

The driver is still in custody.

Anyone who witnessed the collision or has any information is asked to contact the Serious Collision investigation Unit

on 0208 285 1574 or call 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:54 am  

Hayes MP has delivered call for more money for the North

The Labour MP for Hayes and shadow chancellor's has been delivering a speech calling for the closure of a public funding gap between the north and south of England.

John McDonnell claims with existing Government plans, London will receive twice the level of public investment per head than other areas.

And he’s told an audience of Labour supporters in Liverpool that if his party was in power they would take energy production away from the six big companies – in the face of rising

power costs.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:22 am  

Wandsworth Council wants details of proposed new flightpaths

Wandsworth Council is asking that the government reveal the routes for new flight paths if three runways operate at Heathrow.

The government has launched public consultation which include changes to airspace policy.

Details of the flightpaths were not included.

Meanwhile HACAN - the campaign against the expansion of Heathrow has re-tweeted a threat by airlines that would use other airports if the London airport puts up the landing fees up.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:08 am  

New Thames riverbank space in Battersea

A new section of the Thames riverside has been opened to the public for the first time in decades.

The one acre piazza is part of the redevelopment of Battersea Power Station in Nine Elms.

Later this year, 23 restaurants, bars, cafes and shops will be opening to bring the space to life.

The area had been out of bounds because of its industrial use.

The new piazza can be accessed through a new route under the Grosvenor Railway Bridge.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:34 am  

Lambeth police officer guilty of ABH

A Lambeth police officer has been given a three month suspended sentence after being found guilty on Wednesday of causing common assault and actual bodily harm.

PC Gareth Knight arrested a man in Brixton in January 2016 on suspicion of possessing drugs.

During the arrest the officer attempted to headbutt the man and pushed his head forcibly into a wall.

Knight was ordered to pay £1,000 in costs and victim compensation and to carry out 150 hours of unpaid community work.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:35 am  

Friday, 3 February 2017

One in four stressed Londoners do something creative to cope with the pressures of modern life.

That’s according to research revealed by mental health charity Mind, which has shops in Ham, Epsom, Twickenham and East Sheen.

Evidence suggests taking part in physical activity like gardening, or committing an act of kindness once a week can boost your wellbeing.

Mind shops are now calling on Londoners to use their active attitude to “do good to feel good” by volunteering.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:12 pm  

Rugby ud

Jackie’s Warren Muggleton reports live from Twickenham:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:50 pm  

A fourteen year old boy is fighting for life after being stabbed in the neck in West Croydon.

Police were on routine patrol in Poplar Walk at around 4.30pm when they came across a large gang of youths.

Officers discovered one of the boys had been wounded in his neck.

He was rushed to hospital where he remains in a serious condition.

Four males have been arrested in connection with the incident.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:13 pm  

Harlequins are head to head with Sale Sharks in their Anglo-Welsh fixture tonight.

Jackie's Warren Muggleton reports from Twickenham:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:07 pm  

Dramatic police chase through Morden

Epsom Road in Morden was closed off this morning after a dramatic police chase.

Officers tweeted that they had been "given the runaround" all morning by two suspects on a stolen moped.

They eventually used their police car to ram the bike, in a "completely authorised tactical contact," forcing the two riders to the ground, as can be seen in the video above.

They then gave chase on foot. No one was injured.

The two men were arrested and remain in custody.

Officers also thanked Kyzer the police dog for assisting with the chase.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:40 pm  

Some supermarkets are rationing vegetables after bad weather hit crops across Europe.

Lettuce, broccoli, butternut squash, aubergines and courgettes have been affected by the shortage.

We're told it could last until May.

Sophie Michell, a celebrity chef who’s part of the team behind Heathrow’s The Gorgeous Kitchen, says it might be a good chance to try something new:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:43 pm  

UPDATE: Sutton fire extinguished

A fire which broke out at the disused Sutton hospital site in Belmont has been put out.

The ground floor was damaged by the blaze, but there are no reports of any injuries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:07 pm  

Hounslow Council’s new and improved garden waste service is launching in April.

Residents have until the end of March to sign up for it.

Last year, over 16,000 people joined the service, resulting in around 5,000 tonnes of garden waste being collected, which the Council turned into compost.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:34 pm  

Fire has broken out at the disused Sutton hospital site in Belmont.

Six fire engines and 30 firefighters are dealing with a fire at the building in Cotswold Road near the Royal Marsden.

There are no reports of any injuries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:49 pm  

Crystal Palace manager Sam Allardyce says it's annoying that three of his January signings won't start against Sunderland tomorrow

The sides meet at Selhurst Park in a Premier League relegation battle.

Midfielder Luka Milivojevic is waiting for a work permit and winger Jeffrey Schlupp is injured.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:33 pm  

Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez insists he won't walk away from the club despite his frustrations in the transfer window.

The Championship promotion contenders failed in their bid to bring Andros Townsend back from Crystal Palace on deadline day.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:29 pm  

The RMT union's agreed to hold talks with Southern Railway next week aimed at ending the row over the role of conductors.

Yesterday, the operator agreed a deal with the driver's union -after months of strikes in the dispute about who should operate train doors.

Aslef's recommending its members accept the offer.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:16 pm  

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service is cracking down on false alarms after revealing 98% of calls over the last five years were bogus.

It has also introduced new procedures for responding to automatic fire alarms.

Shops, schools, factories and places of work will all be affected by the new measure brought in this week.

People will also have to take steps to confirm it’s not a false alarm when they call 999.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:16 pm  

A motorbike has been stolen from a garage in Worcester Park.

The black Yamaha MT-09 (similar to the ones above) disappeared sometime between 1 and 8 this morning from the property in Burnham Drive.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

Children from 20 schools across Merton, Kingston and Surrey are selling handcrafted hearts from Kenya.

The Valentine’s Day treats will raise money to feed orphaned and vulnerable children there.

Every pound raised will feed three children.

Charity the Lunchbowl Network is behind the “Have a Heart” campaign.

Heidi Gomes from New Malden is the founding Trustee.

She says youngsters in the UK often don't see the impact of poverty.

For more details, click here
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:47 pm  

Southern Rail's owners have invited the RMT union to hold talks to end the row over the role of conductors.

Yesterday, the operator agreed a deal with the driver's union after months of strikes in the dispute about who should operate train doors.

Now, Govia Thameslink says it's willing to meet representatives from the RMT next week.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:59 pm  

Tolworth development will go ahead after successful appeal by developers

More than 705 homes and shops could be built on the old Toby Jug land after Kingston Council allowed the development to go ahead at an appeal on Wednesday night.

Not only will the original plans for 705 homes be built, but a second application for more homes is being looked at by the Council.

Residents had lobbied the Council to refuse the plans on the grounds of increased traffic, pollution, and the fact it was an "over development."

But developers Meyer Bergman had appealed the decision with the support of London Mayor Sadiq Khan.

The Council says further appeals would have cost too much money.

Message from Kingston Council leader Kevin Davis;

In July 2016 the council’s Development Control Committee refused an application for St George’s Gate in Tolworth for 705 units.

The two reasons for refusal in the Committee’s judgement were based on a lack of evidence of the effect of the development on the Highways network, as well as concerns about the density and scale of the application.

The developers decided to appeal the decision.

They have also subsequently submitted, encouraged by the Mayor of London, for a planning application for this site of even greater density. This second application is currently working its way through the Council planning system.

In a meeting on Wednesday, which was exempt to the public due to the legal advice not being allowed to be in the public realm because of both live appeals and new applications that could be prejudiced, the Development Control Committee voted to withdraw both reasons for refusal.

The council, in defending the Appeal, has sought independent legal advice from leading Counsel.

To have lost this appeal would have cost us a considerable sum of money and with huge cuts to our grants from central government (totalling a gap of nearly £40 million in 4 years) we cannot gamble with our resident's money when the clear advice is that we would lose the appeal.

This has clearly been a difficult decision for the committee.

As with the original decision to refuse the application the committee was apparently split and did not vote on party lines.

The scheme that was considered is for outline planning permission only.

The application, as it stands, is not one I would ever wish to see built.

Fortunately, as an outline permission it means that it will not be built in that form without further planning applications.

The Council will now be encouraging

Meyer Homes to bring forward more detailed proposals that do more to satisfy the aspirations of the local community.

We also ask that they no longer pursue the high density scheme that was encouraged by the Mayor and that they recently submitted.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:55 pm  

Heathrow consultation exhibition dates

Following on from the 16 week long public consultation launch yesterday, a list of exhibitions has also been published by the Government for those wanting to make their feelings on a third runway known in person.

Monday 13th of February Southall St George’s Community Centre, 8-12 Lancaster Road, Southall UB1 1NW

Tuesday 14th of February Uxbridge Uxbridge Community Centre, 32b, The Greenway, Uxbridge UB8 2PJ

Wednesday 15th of February Kingston Kingston University, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames KT1 2EE

Thursday 16th of February Bracknell Carnation Hall, 29 Chavey Down Road, Winkfield Row, Bracknell RG42 7PU

Friday 17th of February Wimbledon Everyday Church, 30 Queens Road, Wimbledon, London SW19 8LR

Saturday 18th of February Ealing Ealing Town Hall, New Broadway, Ealing, London W5 2BY

Monday 20th of February Staines-upon-Thames The Hythe Centre, Thorpe Road, Staines TW18 3HD

Thursday 23rd of February Twickenham York House, Richmond Road Twickenham TW1 3AA

Friday 24th of February Putney Putney Leisure Centre, Dryburgh Road, London SW15 1BL

Monday 27th of February Hounslow Hounslow Civic Centre, Civic Centre, Lampton Road, Hounslow, TW3 4DN

Tuesday 28th of February Stanwell Moor Stanwell Moor Village Hall, Stanwell Moor, Staines TW19 6AQ

Wednesday 1st of March Kensington Kensington Town Hall, Hornton Street, Kensington, London W8 7NX

Friday 3rd of March Windsor Windsor Youth and Community Centre, 65 Alma Road, Windsor SL4 3HD

Saturday 4th of March West Drayton Yiewsley and West Drayton Community Centre, Harmondsworth Road, West Drayton UB7

Monday 6th of March Hammersmith Assembly Hall, King Street, Hammersmith, London W6 9JU

Tuesday 7th of March Maidenhead Sportsable, Braywick Road, Maidenhead SL6 1BN

Friday 10th of March Richmond RACC, Parkshot, London TW9 2RE

Saturday 11th of March Gerrards Cross Colston Hall, 8 East Common, Gerrards Cross SL9 7AD

Monday 13th of March Slough The Curve, William Street, Slough SL1 1XY

Wednesday 15th of March Isleworth Isleworth Public Hall, South Street, Isleworth TW7 7BG
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:34 pm  

Three men who carried out eight raids on cash machines in Hounslow face jail

A gang of robbers are facing jail for blowing up cash machines across London.

The three men carried out 27 “highly dangerous” attacks, using a volatile gas.

Police say it was sheer luck no one was killed as a result of their actions.

Eight raids took place in Hounslow and Ealing, four in Hillingdon and there were also three offences in Surrey.

Jamie Duggan, Anthony Rodwell and Trevor Collins will be sentenced at Kingston Crown Court later today after pleading guilty.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:21 pm  

A police officer from Streatham has admitted getting a 14-year-old girl to perform an intimate act during a Skype call.

Alistair Leiper had several online video chats with two teenagers between December 2013 and April 2014.

The 37-year-old, who's been suspended by the Met, will be sentenced next month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:16 pm  

Developers tell Elmbridge Council they won't expand development on Cobham Greenbelt

It’s not something you hear every day, but developers have told Elmbridge Council they will not build more homes on a piece of greenbelt land in Cobham.

Millgate is already developing Knowle Hill Park, which it owns.

In December, the council asked the company if it would consider adding more homes to help beat the area’s housing shortage.

MD David Simpson explains why he has said “no.”

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:17 am  

Former Chelsea defender Marcel Desailly's thanked Arsenal for beating them back in September

The sides meet at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League tomorrow.

A 3-nil defeat in the reverse fixture triggered a 13-game winning streak for Antonio Conte's side.

And with Chelsea now nine points clear at the top, Desailly says they'll be confident of revenge.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:30 am  

Missing woman from Egham is found safe and well

A 58-year-old woman from Egham has been found safe and well.

Carol Davies disappeared from her home in Englefield Green yesterday morning.

She was located by police this morning.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:27 am  

Schools across Merton, Kingston, London and Surrey ‘Have a Heart’ for children in Kibera, Kenya

Children from 20 schools across Merton, Kingston, London and Surrey are selling handcrafted hearts from Kenya.

The Valentine’s Day treats will raise money to feed orphaned and vulnerable children living in the Kibera Slum, in Nairobi.

4 000 soapstone hearts are due to be sold as part of an on-going commitment to support the Lunchbowl network, based in Merton.

All the money raised will towards providing hot meals for children in the East African country.

“We are so grateful for the amazing support we receive from the schools in this area, many who have been helping raise money and learning about Lunchbowl since the charity began 10 years ago. The charity is all about children so it is fitting that the children’s involvement, through schools in this area, is at the centre of many of our fundraising events and means that we are bringing up the next generation believing that they can make a difference to the huge problem of poverty – one child, £1 at a time”, says Heidi Gomes, New Malden, founding trustee of The Lunchbowl Network.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:23 am  

Kingston council has granted an extension of its fold up bike hire scheme following popular demand

The Surbiton docking station is now extended to double the capacity to include 16 bays.

It provides residents’ 24/7 access to automated folding bike hire.

The Brompton Bike Hire compliments 10 new cycle routes which forms part of the council’s Go Cycle programme.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:34 am  

Appeal to identify man in CCTV of hate crime at Polish centre in Fulham

Police are hunting a man after offensive graffiti was smeared on a Polish Centre in Fulham.

He’s believed to have carried out the hate crime on King Street in June last year.

CCTV images of the suspect show him cycling to the doors of the Polish Social and Cultural Association, before launching the attack.

He then made off on his bike towards Hammersmith Broadway.

DC Robert Rodak, from Hammersmith and Fulham's Community Safety Unit, said:

"Our enquiries are ongoing and I am now appealing for the public's help in identifying this man.

"We take incidents of hate crime very seriously so I am keen to hear from anyone who may think they recognise him.

"Anyone who contacts us will have their information dealt with in the strictest of confidence."

Anyone who recognises the man, or who has any information on who he might be, is urged to contact DC Rodak on 020 246 2605, or non-emergency police number 101, or by tweeting @MetCC.

To give information anonymously Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555 111 or at
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:11 am  

Thursday, 2 February 2017

A man has been jailed for 16 months after he assaulted a woman in her mother’s Teddington home.

32 year old Damian Sumer punched and kicked Maria Thorn after she told him that she couldn’t pay back £20 she’d borrowed.

The incident happened in September last year.

Today, he pleaded guilty to assault at The Old Bailey.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:20 pm  

Three men have been charged in connection with a string of burglaries across North and West Surrey.

34 year old Michael Assante Di Cupillo was charged with ten burglaries in areas including Esher, Walton, Weybridge and Thames Ditton.

A second man has also been charged with several offences in relation to an incident at the home of an elderly man in Addlestone.

27 year old Luke Smith was charged with burglary, robbery and false imprisonment.

And 23 year old Sam Edwards was also charged in relation to a burglary in Ash were cash and jewellery were stolen.

Detective Chief Inspector Colin Prie praised Surrey Police for their efforts in bringing these men to justice.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:20 pm  

Kingston Police have found out what it’s like to be a victim of crime.

It’s after a man on pink rollerblades made off with an officer’s bike after cutting it free from racks in Tolworth.

29 year old Andrezj Nowiak from Mitcham was arrested and charged with ‘Theft of a Pedal Cycle’

He was found guilty and sentenced to 100 hours of unpaid work, but officers never got their bike back.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:05 pm  

Nick Brown, chief operating officer at Govia Thameslink Railway, which owns Southern Railway, talks about today's talks.

Meanwhile, these commuters are relieved:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:26 pm  

Heathrow will have to ban night flights and add six more domestic routes by 2030 in order to be allowed to expand.

The Government's put out details of what the airport has to do to earn approval for a third runway.

A 16 week public consultation on the matter launched this morning.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:02 pm  

A deal to end a long-running dispute between Southern Railway and train drivers' union Aslef has been agreed.

The two sides have been in talks following months of strikes over who controls train doors.

Around 1-thousand drivers will now vote on the deal.

However the row continues with the RMT, which represents guards.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

The Southern Rail dispute "is over"

It's an historic day for commuters who have suffered months and months of delays on the rails.

A deal with the Aslef union has been agreed.

But its row over who operates the train doors rumbles on with the RMT, which represents guards.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:34 pm  

It's understood a deal with the train driver's union could be announced later in the Southern Rail dispute.

Talks with Aslef have been taking place aimed at ending a series of strikes over who should control train doors.

It comes as the RMT union says workers on Merseyrail will be balloted for industrial action over a similar dispute about the role of guards.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:26 pm  

Kingston MP James Berry votes against his constituents

The government's published details of its plan for leaving the EU, in a 77 page white paper.

Kingston’s MP James Berry voted with the Government.

That’s despite the majority of the borough voting to remain in the EU at the referendum.

Mr Berry explains why he made the hard decision of voting against the majority of his constituents.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:22 pm  

Leader of Richmond Council slams the Government on Heathrow expansion plans

The leader of Richmond council has slammed the Government for what he’s calling its ‘flawed’ consultation on Heathrow Airport.

Richmond Council has been fighting expansion for the past 14 years.

A consultation lasting 16 weeks has been launched today.

Speaking at an anti expansion rally, Lord True says we should boycott Chinese imports until expansion plans at the airport, which is partly owned by China, are dropped.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:14 pm  

The CEO of tech giant Apple says he shares the concerns of the people of Battersea about Donald Trump’s controversial travel ban

The new President has temporarily banned people from countries including Yemen and Somali from entering the US.

Apple is to move its UK headquarters to Battersea and CEO Tim Cook says the policy “is not one the company supports.”

It’s thought over 4,000 people in Wandsworth borough, which incorporates Battersea, are from one of the seven banned countries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:38 pm  

Frank Lampard retires from football

Former Chelsea and England midfielder Frank Lampard's retired from football at 38.

Richard Newman has more.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:19 pm  

More details to come of the Government's plan for leaving the EU

We'll soon find out more details of the Government's plan for leaving the EU, including how ministers are looking to negotiate.

A white paper's due to be published after the Prime Minister won a huge majority in favour of pressing ahead with a Bill that'll authorise the triggering of article 50.

Sutton’s residents bucked the London trend when they voted to leave the EU.

However, Lib Dem MP for Carshalton and Wallington Tom Brake, went against them at last night’s vote.

Speaking to us before the vote, he explained the reasons why he would defy constituents by voting against the triggering of Article 50.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:09 pm  

We'll soon find out more details of the Government's plan for leaving the EU including how ministers are looking to negotiate.

A white paper's due to be published after the Prime Minister won a huge majority in favour of pressing ahead with a Bill that'll authorise the triggering of article 50.

Unsurprisingly, Richmond Park’s new Lib Dem MP Sarah Olney voted against the triggering of Article 50.

Over 70% of people in the constituency voted to remain in the EU.

She still wants to see a second referendum.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:01 pm  

It seems Staines Fire station has been offered a reprieve

The site was due to be axed in favour of a new £3.7 million base in Ashford.

But Surrey County Council has made a U-turn on the plans.

Campaigners say the fight is not over and have not cancelled the public meeting due to take place on the 23rd.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:52 pm  

Former England and Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard has retired aged 38.

He spent 13 years at Stamford Bridge and broke the club's all-time goalscoring record.

Frank's statement in full;

After 21 incredible years, I have decided that now is the right time to finish my career as a professional footballer.

Whilst I have received a number of exciting offers to continue playing at home and abroad, at 38 I feel now is the time to begin the next chapter in my life.

I'm immensely proud of the trophies I've won, of representing my country over 100 times and of scoring more than 300 career goals.

I have many people to thank.

I thank my parents for instilling in me the values of hard work, dedication and professionalism, values which I have carried with me in everything that I do. I am forever grateful for the support of my family, my wife Christine and my two daughters Luna and Isla.

What you have given me off the pitch has always been my strength on it. I love you all very much.

Also, my friends and my own team that have always been there for me.

I would like to thank the amazing team-mates, coaches, managers and backroom staff that I was privileged to work with.

I'd also like to pay tribute to the clubs that I have represented.

Firstly, West Ham United who gave me my debut in 1996.

Thanks to the people there that believed in me at that young age. More recently Manchester City and NYCFC.

I greatly enjoyed my last playing years at these two clubs and really appreciate the support I received from City Football Group and both clubs' fans.

Of course, the largest part of my heart belongs to Chelsea, a club which has given me so many great memories. I will never forget the opportunity they gave me and the success that we managed to achieve together.

It is impossible to give thanks individually to all the people that helped and supported me in my 13 years playing there.

All I can say is from the day I signed until now and going forward, I'm eternally grateful for everything and to everyone.

Chelsea fans gave myself and my teammates such incredible support. Their passion and hunger drove me on personally to give my best year after year. I couldn't have done it without them.

Looking forward, I'm grateful to the FA for the opportunity to study for my coaching qualifications and I look forward to pursuing the off-field opportunities that this decision opens.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:27 pm  

Anti-Heathrow campaigners add their arguments with public consultation open until May

There’s been further comment from an anti-airport group based in Teddington.

The campaigners are taking advantage of a stretch of public consultation on the expansion of Heathrow.

Teddington Action group has picked up a claim that night flights would be banned for six and a half hours.

They argue that babies need 18 hours of sleep and children need 10 hours.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:30 am  

Fatality at East Croydon station

Just after 9.30am, British Transport Police were called to East Croydon station after reports that a person was struck by a train.

Officers are on scene alongside paramedics from the London Ambulance Service, however a person has sadly been pronounced dead.

Work is now underway to identify the person and inform their family.

This incident is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:16 am  

Labour Councillors are pressurising Wandsworth town hall bosses to condemn President Trump’s travel ban.

It’s thought there are over 4,000 residents in the borough who come from one of the seven countries he has banned from the US.

These include Somalia, Sudan and Yemen.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:09 am  

A number of property owners in Sutton have been overcharged for works to their homes.

Sutton Housing Partnership, which manages the properties on behalf of the council, has admitted the mistake.

The authority says it became aware of the situation in 2015, and a full investigation was carried out.

SHP has reimbursed leaseholders who paid for charges they were incorrectly invoiced and is paying the council for costs of works which cannot be invoiced.

Bosses insist there has been no cover up.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:08 am  

Details of rebel MPs who voted against Brexit in Ealing and S W London.

All three Labour MP’s in Ealing defied their leader Jeremy Corbyn over the Brexit bill.

They are Stephen Pound representing Ealing North - Rupa Huq in Ealing Central and Acton and - Virendra Sharma in Ealing Southall.

There were three other rebel MP’s in South West London - Andy Slaughter in Hammersmith - the Tooting Labour MP Dr Rosena Allin- Khan and the MP for Brentford and Isleworth Ruth

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:38 am  

Witness appeal on January stabbing in Thornton Heath

Detectives from Croydon are appealing for witnesses and information after a man was stabbed in Thornton Heath.

Police were called by the London Ambulance late at night in January to report that a man had been stabbed in Parchmore Road.

Officers are continuing to search for the suspect.

He’s described as a black man, aged in his 20s and 5ft 7ins tall.

At the time he was wearing dark clothing.

The suspect was also in the company of a female who is described as a black woman, aged in her 20s and was also wearing dark clothing.

It’s hoped that someone may have seen the attack and if so they should ring Croydon CID on 101 or via Twitter @MetCC.

And Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:29 am  

Conditions to be revealed for Heathrow Airport expansion

We'll find out later what conditions Heathrow Airport will have to meet to be allowed to build a third runway and a sixth terminal.

The government proposals are expected to include a limit on the number of night flights - and the compulsory purchase of 800 homes.

And the village of Longford will be destroyed.

MPs will vote on the plans later this year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:07 am  

Surrey's knife amnesty gets the support of stab-victim's mother

Surrey police’s extended knife crime amnesty has the support of a woman who lost her son through a knife attack.

Julie Liddicott’s son 24 year old Daniel Sommerville was stabbed by Nathaniel Johnson.

24 year old Johnson was sentenced to 23 years in prison.

Now the amnesty has been extended until Monday the 13th of February.

Knife bins can be found at Woking and Staines police stations.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:19 am  

The government will today reveal the conditions attached to the building of a third runway at Heathrow

The government will today reveal the conditions it's attached to the building of a third runway - and a sixth terminal - at Heathrow Airport.

MPs will vote on the proposals later this year.

Here's business correspondent, Adam Parsons:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:01 am  

Police appeal for witnesses after woman critically injured in Teddington collision

Police are appealing for witnesses and information after a woman was seriously injured following a collision in Broad Street, Teddington.

Officers were called by London Ambulance Service at approximately 19:50 yesterday evening to reports of the collision involving a car and a pedestrian.

The pedestrian, a woman aged in her 20s, was taken to hospital where she remains in a critical condition.

The driver of the car - a white Peugeot - stopped at the scene. He was not arrested.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:58 am  

Good night for Fulham FC

Fulham moved to within three points of the play-offs courtesy of a 2-0 victory over strugglers Burton Albion.

Meanwhile in the Championship a late own goal from Ciraran Clarke saw QPR draw 2-2 with Newcastle to remain in 18th.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:18 am  

Carshalton and Wallington MP Tom Brake one of 9 Mps to vote against constituency

Carshalton and Wallington MP Tom Brake was one of 9 MP’s who voted against triggering article 50- whilst representing a leave voting constituency.

Carshalton and Wallington voted 56% in favour of a leave vote, despite Brake being a high profile remain figure.

Meanwhile MP for Richmond Park and North Kingston Sarah Olney tweeted to confirm she voted against the bill ‘ in line with the mandate she had from the people of Richmond Park & North Kingston’
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:14 am  

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Tunisia terror attack

An inquest's heard how a teenager tried to shield his grandfather from a rampaging gunman during the Tunisia terror attack.

Owen Richards was 16 at the time of the shootings in 2015 in which his older brother and uncle also died.

John and Janet Stocker, from Morde,n were the first to be killed of the 38 tourists in the attack.

Owen's mother Suzanne earlier paid a tribute to his brother.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:37 pm  

Fireams and a grenade have been discovered in Hampton

Firearms and a grenade have been discovered at an address in Hampton.

Police were called to Hatherop Road at around 10am this morning and cordoned off roads surrounding the house.

Specialist officers are at the scene assessing the items.

A 60 year old man has been arrested under the Firearms act and taken to a south London Police station.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:56 pm  

Police are investigating an arson attack in Epsom

Police are investigating an arson attack in Epsom.

A caravan was set fire to on Sunday evening in Gainsborough Road.

Police say luckily no one was injured but the vehicle has been totally destroyed.

Officers are appealing for information.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:05 pm  

A prisoner from Sutton has been cleared of murdering a fellow inmate in a row over a mobile phone.

25 year old Madala Washington died after the attack last April at HMP Coldingley in Bisley.

24 year old King Jahzeel Lewis had denied murder, claiming he had only punched the victim.

Jurors were told the two men had had an argument over the use of a mobile phone.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:04 pm  

Croydon’s cultural scene is set to expand following an influx of funding.

The Cultural Partnership Fund has been set up to help arts and cultural projects attract major investments from national organisations.

Organisations have been invited to apply for up to 50% of their costs for a project up to £10,000.

The London Mozart Players and The Croydonites Festival of New Theatre and the first two groups to benefit.

The Croydonites festival will return to the borough this Spring on a much larger scale and the LMP will organise 5 concerts across Croydon.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:52 pm  

The partner of a woman found bludgeoned to death in her front garden in West Molesey has been charged with falsifying her will.

The partner of a woman found bludgeoned to death in her front garden in West Molesey has been charged with falsifying her will.

50 year old Robyn Mercer was found with 'horrific' blows to the head after being attacked with an axe or machete.

Her partner 53 year old Robert Webb has now been charged with fraud by false representation in regards to allegedly falsifying a will.

The antiques dealer's body was found in March last year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:22 pm  

A driver has been found guilty of road rage offences in Kensington

A driver's been convicted of road rage offences after being filmed screaming at presenter Jeremy Vine as he was cycling.

Shanique Syrena Pearson, was captured shouting abuse at him on a narrow road in Kensington last August.

The 22-year-old has been found guilty of using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:35 pm  

A man who tried to use human rights as a defence for flouting the law in Richmond, has had his appeal dismissed

Christopher Akerman said he had ignored the council’s warning to move his boat because the new bye- laws breached his human rights.

The Longwood Lady was moored at Council-owned Ham Lands.

Akerman said the new laws breached his ‘right to respect for his home’ and would ‘make him homeless’.

Based on this argument he ignored joint enforcement action taken by the Council and Police on four separate occasions in 2015.

But magistrates have upheld the convictions.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:39 am  

Surrey Council tax rise of 15% approved before public vote

A 15% increase in council tax has been approved in Surrey before a referendum on the issue has even been held.

The council's cabinet has approved the rates hike, which is due come into effect in April, a month before a legally-required vote.

A referendum would cost up to £300,000 plus a further £630,000 to send out new bills if the rise was rejected.

The Conservative-led council is expected to approve the measure at a meeting next week.

If the budget is approved by the full council, as is expected, the referendum would take place on the 4th of May, alongside local elections.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:27 am  

Bisoux Lounge in Esher has been accused of encouraging underage sex

A bar in Esher has been accused of encouraging underage sex by hosting a POP YA cherry party, for kids as young as 14.

Posters have gone up on school bus routes advertising the under-eighteens party of the 13th of February.

Some residents are horrified by the £10, Valentine’s event at Bisoux Lounge.

Bar manager Jay Sexton told the Sun newspaper, it was the promoter’s idea and the party had not been confirmed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:17 am  

Residents in Sutton will get a chance to quiz London Mayor Sadiq Khan

The people of Sutton will have their chance to quiz the Mayor of London when a Question Time style event comes to the town.

Sadiq Khan and members of the London Assembly will all be on the panel.

Points up for discussion include transport, air quality, housing and growing the economy.

Question Time Sutton will be held on the 2nd of March at Westcroft Leisure Centre, from 7pm to 9pm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:08 am  

A Nigerian woman owes the NHS more than £500,000 after giving birth to quadruplets shortly after landing at Heathrow airport

43-year-old, Pricillia, said she was unable to pay the bill after having her babies at Queen Charlotte’s and Chelsea Hospital in London.

She intended to give birth in Chicago last November where she has family.

But, was turned away from the US after failing to show she could pay for the birth.

Her case was revealed the BBC 2 documentary Hospital, which exposes the pressures of health tourism.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:07 am  

Police in Streatham warn of bogus callers

Following a spate of incidents in the area, police in Streatham have warned people to be aware of bogus callers posing as roofers.

It’s reported a male has been knocking on doors and claiming roofing work needs to be done.

Police warned anyone approached in this manner should call the Police immediately and refuse entry to your property
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:38 am  

Flat that went up into flames in Epsom belongs to Snooker legend

A flat which burst into flames in Epsom on Tuesday morning belongs to snooker legend Jimmy White.

Jimmy says he’s been left devastated after losing ‘everything’ in the blaze which broke out at 10am.

14 people were rescued from the building in Alexandra Mansions on Alexandra road by firefighters; there were no reports of any injuries.

It’s believed that White was not home when the fire broke out.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:21 am  

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Sutton man jailed for string of sexual offences

A 32 year old man from Sutton has been jailed for 19 years for a string of sexual offences.

Jason Vasan, of Burdon Lane in Cheam, was sentenced at Croydon Crown Court earlier after Police enquiries found he was exploiting under-age girls online.

He was also charged with rape, causing child pornography, taking indecent images of a child and supplying cannabis.

The victims were praised by Police for their bravery in coming forward.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:24 pm  

Croydon born MP forced to apologise for perceived sexist comments

A Tory MP's apologised after making a 'woofing' noise at a member of another party in the Commons.

Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh complained about the sounds made by Sir Nicholas Soames,who was born in Croydon, as she spoke yesterday.

He has since apologised.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:12 pm  

CONFIRMED: @AFCWimbledon snap up Bury midfielder

AFC Wimbledon have signed Bury midfielder Tom Soares on a permanent basis.

Soares, who spent five years at Crystal Palace before leaving for Stoke in 2008, will join up with his teammates and be ready for this weekend's clash with Sheffield United.

The fee is undisclosed.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:15 pm  

Small amount of short-haul flights from Heathrow to be affected by BA strikes

British Airways says most of its flights will operate as normal during a planned three-day strike by some of its staff.

From Sunday, about 2900 cabin crew who're members of Unite are walking out in a dispute about pay.

BA says only short-haul flights from Heathrow will be affected but the "vast majority" will still operate.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:05 pm  

Gay and bisexual men found guilty of decades old sexual offences have been posthumously pardoned.

The enactment of the so-called Alan Turing law means thousands will be cleared of crimes of which they would be innocent today.

Wartime code-breaker Mr Turing was pardoned in 2013 for gross indecency.

A Blue Plaque has been on display at his home in Hampton for a number of years already.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:57 pm  

A friend of the Queen has launched a scathing attack on plans to sell off Kempton Park so 3,000 homes can be built.

Sir Evelyn de Rothschild helped run Kempton, Sandown and Epsom racecourses between 1977 and 1984.

He’s told the Mail on Sunday the plans put forward to Spelthorne Borough Council by owners Jockey Club are “a potential tragedy.”

The Jockey Club says the move would mean more money could be invested in the sport as a whole.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:36 pm  

Man killed at Woking Station

At 12.45pm today, officers from British Transport Police were called to Woking station after a person was struck by a train.

Officers are on scene alongside paramedics from the South East Coast Ambulance Service, however a man was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

Work is underway to identify the man and inform his family.

This incident is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:35 pm  

A man has been convicted of killing a Mallard duck in Richmond.

49 year old Robert Muir enticed the animal with food on to a public promenade last May, before grabbing it and breaking its neck.

Wild birds and their nests are protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act of 1981.

He will be sentenced next month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:33 pm  

Fatality at New Malden station

Just before 12.30pm today, British Transport Police were called to New Malden station following reports that a person had been struck by a train.

Officers are on scene alongside paramedics from the London Ambulance Service however a man has sadly been pronounced dead.

Officers are now working to identify the man and inform his family.

This incident is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:29 pm  

Man hit by train at New Malden Station

A man has been hit by a train at New Malden Station.

Paramedics were called to the scene just before 12:30 this lunchtime but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The incident is not being treated as suspicious and officers are working to identify the man and inform his family.

Meanwhile another person has been killed at Woking Station in a separate incident.

Services are suspended between Wimbledon and Woking.

Check @Jackie_Travel on Twitter for more.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:18 pm  

UPDATED: Fire breaks out in Epsom

14 people have been evacuated, and one person rescued, after a fire in Epsom.

The blaze broke out at a 3rd floor flat in Alexandra Mansions in Alexandra Road at 10am.

It's believed to belong to snooker legend Jimmy White.

The fire is out, and there are no reported injuries.

Traffic was at a standstill after police closed off both Alexandra Road and Upper High Street, both of which re-opened about an hour later.

Pictures thanks to Jewson Epsom and S&D Paving.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:12 am  

Epsom Police needs help identifying this man

Police are searching for a man they believe may be responsible for a number of burglaries in the Ewell, Stoneleigh and Worcester Park areas.

Officers think the same man may have targeted 5 properties.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:07 am  

Paralympic champion Jonnie Peacock backs David Weir quitting Team GB

Britain's 2012 and 2016 Paralympic champion Jonnie Peacock's backed David Weir after he recently said he'd never race for the country again.

The six-time gold medallist – who’s from Wallington in Sutton, accused British Athletics wheelchair coach Jenni Banks of making "belittling" and "hurtful" comments towards him.

He didn't make the podium at Rio in the summer.

Peacock says despite recent events, his former team-mate's legacy is huge:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:55 am  

Battersea's Royal Academy of Dance announces plans to move from current location

The Royal Academy of Dance has announced plans to move from its current location in Battersea to a new building just a mile away.

The school decided to move to the state-of-the-art headquarters after it faced a bill of around £20 million for modernisation works.

The academy, whose president is ballet star Darcey Bussell, says it will expand their commitment to teacher training internationally.

They’ve been at their current location since 1972, but hope the purpose-built location will be finished by 2020.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:36 am  

2 in 3 Londoners would leave city because of air pollution

A new report’s revealed two in three Londoners would quit the capital over air pollution.

The research, carried out by removals firm, asked 1,000 people from London about their reasons for leaving the capital.

Transports strikes, noise and overcrowding also featured high on the list – but air pollution was found to be the main worry.

Putney High Street breached pollution limits more than 1,000 times last year – more than 900 times the EU limit.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:22 am  

Hammersmith Bridge to close in February

Hammersmith Bridge will close during the February half term.

The Bridge is currently operating under severe weight restrictions with only one bus allowed to travel in either direction at any one time.

Work being carried out by Hammersmith and Fulham Council and TfL is scheduled to start on February the 11th and last nine days.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:54 am  

Antonio Conte speaks ahead of their game against Liverpool tonight

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte says the reverse fixture of tonight's Premier League trip to Liverpool helped ignite their season.

They lost to Jurgen Klopp's side at Stamford Bridge, and were then beaten 3-nil by Arsenal the following week.

It triggered a 13-match winning streak that's helped them build an eight-point lead at the top.

Conte says he had one thought after those defeats:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:42 am  

People of Mitcham's campaign to save popular GP surgery

The people of Mitcham will unite tonight to try and save a popular GP surgery and walk in centre.

6,000 residents use the services at the Wilson Hospital, which operates 7 days a week.

Labour MP Siobhain McDonagh says she’s at a loss as to why it is going:

The meeting starts at 7pm at the Wilson Hospital site this evening, and is open to all.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:49 am  

Appeal for witnesses as a student is robbed at knifepoint in Morden

Police in Morden have issued an appeal after a student was mugged at knifepoint

The 18 year old victim was threatened with a knife before having his rucksack and mobile phone stolen on Kenley Road last Tuesday evening.

The victim escaped with just bruises after the incident, with Police urging anyone with any information to contact them.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:13 am  

Crystal Palace say they've had no contact with Met Police over historical sexual abuse

Officers investigating historical sexual abuse at football clubs in London say they are looking into 255 separate allegations.

Detectives say the inquiry involves 77 clubs or teams.

It covers all tiers of the game from the Premier League down to amateur level.

But Crystal Palace says they've had no contact from the Metropolitan Police.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:11 am  

Monday, 30 January 2017

FA Cup fifth round draw results

The FA Cup fifth round results were announced earlier this evening.

Non-league side Sutton United will host 12-time winners and Premier League high flyers Arsenal.

Whilst Chelsea face Wolves and Tottenham have a London derby against Fulham.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:05 pm  

A third arrest in connection with a stabbing in Woking

A third teenager has been arrested in connection with a stabbing in Woking.

A 16 year old boy was injured in an attack on the 18th of January. He managed to get himself to hospital.

His injury is believed to be linked to an earlier altercation in Chobham Road.

The third teenager arrested has been bailed until march pending further enquiries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:25 pm  

Gordon Ramsey signs new tv deal

Gordon Ramsey has signed a three-programme deal with ITV.

The TV chef, who lives in Wandsworth Common with his family, will star in a daytime cookery competition series, Culinary Genius.

He will also host on the channel's new entertainment series 'The Nightly Show' and front a prime-time documentary series.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:05 pm  

Sutton United are now 500 to one to win the FA Cup #SuttonUnited

Sutton United are now 500 to one to win the FA Cup.

The non- league team will find out in tonight’s draw who they will play in the fifth round of the competition.

Sutton knocked out Championship side Leeds at Gander Green Lane yesterday in a 1-0 win.

The Bookies make Chelsea and Manchester City the favourites to lift the cup in May.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:59 pm  

The Tunisia terror attack inquest has heard a man from Glasgow died en route to hospital after waiting 20 minutes for his ambulance to move

66 year-old James McQuire was on holiday with his wife Ann when Seifeddine Rezgui opened fire on a busy beach.

The inquest has already heard that John and Janet Stocker from Morden were the first to die in the beach atrocity in 2015.

38 people were killed in total.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:59 pm  

Two men have threatened and robbed 15-year-old boy outside Worcester Park station.

The boy was standing near the taxi office at around 6pm on the 7th of January, when he was approached by the men.

They threatened to “shank him” and took his bag.

They also tried to make him take off his coat so they could steal it, but the victim managed to stop them from doing so.

Both men were in their late teens or early twenties and of Middle Eastern appearance.

The first man was around 5ft 6ins and had a small beard.

He was wearing a cream-coloured baseball cap with the letter ‘G’ on it.

The second man was around 6ft 3ins and of medium build, with short cropped black hair.

He was wearing a silver or grey Puffa-style jacket and a belt with a lion’s head on the buckle.

Investigating officer PC Hurley said: “The fact is that for two grown men to threaten and rob a teenager is cowardly and so I urge anyone with information to get in touch.

Do you recognise this description? Please help us find these men so they can face the justice they deserve.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016, quoting 207 of 30/01.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:37 pm  

Missing Twickenham teenager found

A Twickenham teenager who went missing from her family home has been found safe and well.

Fifteen-year-old, Zainab Chaudhry, had been missing since Saturday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:07 pm  

A cyclist has been taken to hospital following an accident in Kingston’s One Way system.

The accident, involving the male cyclist and a car, happened near Kingston Grammar School just before 2 o’clock.

The man, in his 70s, was taken to hospital with serious head injuries.

There are no further details of his condition.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:49 pm  

The Government has delayed hearing a legal challenge against Heathrow expansion until 2018.

An attempt by campaigners to bring a High Court challenge against a third runway at Heathrow Airport has failed.

A High Court ruling says any judicial review cannot be heard until after the designation of a National Policy Statement on aviation.

But that’s not expected for another year at least.

Councils including Richmond and Wandsworth have already voiced their anger at the move.

They want the case heard now, to end what they say, is another period of uncertainty for residents under the flightpaths.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:38 pm  

A disabled riding centre in Carshalton desperately needs more volunteers

Over 350 disabled children and adults use the Diamond Centre in Woodmansterne Road every week.

It costs more than £300,000 each year just to run the Centre, and this doesn’t include the additional costs which occur such as replacing equipment, fences, horses and ensuring the buildings remain in good condition.

60 year old Cherry suffers from Multiple Sclerosis, and took up riding a year ago.

She explains the benefits of riding with her condition.

To find out more about volunteering, click here
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:57 pm  

Conservative MP for Croydon South Chris Philp has been calling for the Government to strip Southern rail of its contract

This would mean placing it back into public hands, at least for the time being.

But it's a price that Chris is willing to pay.

The Government is legally obliged to keep trains running whatever happens.

The pressure is mounting for the Transport Secretary Chris Grayling to take direct action, but re-nationalising part of the railway would be a humiliating loss in the Governments effort to sell privatisation as a success story.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:54 pm  

Crystal Palace have signed Patrick van Aanholt from Premier League relegation rivals Sunderland

The Left-back's moved for a reported fee of 14 Million Pounds

He's agreed a four and a half year contract at Selhurst Park.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:34 pm  

Sunday, 29 January 2017

Sutton United have shocked the nation as they beat Championship side Leeds 1-0 tonight in the fourth round of the FA Cup.

Captain Jamie Collins’ second-half penalty sent the National League side into the record books in a sell out match at Gander Green Lane.

Chelsea, Manchester City and Arsenal are among the names Sutton could play next with the draw being announced tomorrow night.

Speaking to Radio Jackie, Sutton manager, Paul Doswell thought Sutton deserved the win.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:20 pm  

Greyhound racing protesters gather outside annual awards ceremony

Hundreds of greyhound protesters have gathered outside in the rain at the racing body’s annual awards ceremony in London this evening.

Campaigners are at the venue, protesting what they say is a sport “dependent on cruel practices for its financial viability.”

Merton Council announced the closure of Wimbledon greyhound stadium in 2015, after approving it to be changed into AFC Wimbledon’s new football ground.

Surrey-based Laura Slade is one of the protesters – she told Jackie why she thinks it’s important that Wimbledon racing track is closed:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:55 pm  

Train driver "pulled from train" in assault at Epsom rail station

A train driver was "pulled from his train and attacked" late last night in Epsom.

Police were called in the early hours of this morning to the station to reports of the brawl.

A Surrey Police officer working in the Mole Valley Tweeted that a “drunk male” pulled the driver from the train and assaulted him.

A spokesman from British Transport Police confirmed a 23-year-old man was arrested following the attack just after midnight.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:15 pm  

Cyclists invited to join charity bike ride starting in Twickenham

Keen cyclists are being invited to take part in a charity cycle ride from Fountainbleau to Twickenham this autumn.

The sporting event will celebrate 40 years of twinning between the two towns.

Funds raised will go to Twickenham based charity StreetInvest, which works to improve the lives of street children around the world.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:20 pm  

Sutton United beat Leeds United 1-0 at Gander Green Lane

Non-league Sutton have pulled off a big upset in the FA Cup fourth round.

The lowest ranked team left in the competition beat Championship side Leeds 1-nil.

Stay tuned to Jackie for post-match reports live from Gander Green Lame this afternoon.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:11 pm  

Fulham reach fifth round after 4-1 win against Hull

Fulham are through to the FA cup last 16 following a 4-1 win over Premier League side Hull today.

The hosts thrashed the Yorkshire side after a late penalty drama at Craven Cottage – with Sone Aluko scoring the first goal just 17 minutes in.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:43 pm  

Tooting streets evacuated during security alert

Roads in Tooting were evacuated last night after a suspicious package was discovered.

Tooting High Street, Garratt Lane and Garratt Terrace were placed on lockdown just before 8.30pm as hordes of police officers investigated.

Bars and restaurants were cleared and shops shut during the security alert at the Tube station – but cordons were lifted within an hour.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:42 pm  

Sir Mo Farah slams Donald Trump's Muslim-majority ban

Sir Mo Farah has blasted Donald Trump’s controversial Muslim-majority ban and called it “deeply troubling”.

The Olympian, who went to school in Isleworth but has lived in the US for 6 years, said the president “seems to have made him an alien.”

The ban blocks people from Muslim-majority countries including Iraq, Iran, Somalia, Sudan and Syria - and is likely to affect Sir Mo.

In a statement released today he said that it’s deeply troubling that he will have to tell his children he might not be able to come home.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:29 pm  

Chinese New Year Celebrations

With Chinese new year celebrations underway this weekend, the London Fire Brigade has a warning to be careful.

Candles, lanterns and fireworks are all part of the festivities but new figures show that 283 fires were caused by candles in 2016, resulting in three deaths.

They recommend not leaving candles or lanterns unattended and not to place them too close to flammable items.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:54 am  

Alcohol Surrey

Surrey has joined a scheme to tackle the health harms and crime caused by alcohol.

It’s part of The Home Office’s Local Alcohol Action Areas programme, which aims to create a more diverse night time economy.

Along with the government Surrey will now see health bodies and police come together with businesses to address alcohol issues.

Alcohol-related crime and disorder costs an estimated £11 billion per year in England and Wales.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:19 am  

Croydon Street Cleaning

New innovative Super Sweeping machines are making their way to the streets of Croydon.

From this week they will be used on roads and pavements but the council says they will be more efficient, flexible and will provide greater coverage.

It’s part of the Don’t Mess with Croydon Campaign which sees the council invest more than 1.2 million pounds in street cleaning equipment.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:17 am  

Wanted man from Merton is still sought after by police

The met police are still looking for a man from Merton, who is wanted in connection with a number of crimes.

Alexander Mickelle is thought to have carried out crimes across south and west London, including theft, robbery and assault on police.

Mickelle is a black man around 5ft 7ins tall, of slim build, with shoulder length dreadlocks.

He has two tattoos on his left arm, one which says "RIP DAD" and another with the word "MUM".

He is known to frequent Merton, Lambeth, Sutton, Croydon, and also has relatives in the north of England.

If you have any information or see him, please call 999 immediately.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:09 am  

Man given two years in prison for sexual assault in West Byfleet

A young woman was forced to jump out of a window to escape a predator who molested her at a plush country golf club in West Byfleet.

Paul Gardner pounced on the woman, aged in her 20s, at the elite West Byfleet Golf Club, where he was employed as a steward.

Guildford Crown Court heard Gardner, from Alton in Hampshire, grabbed his victim, pulled down her tights and sexually assaulted her.

The 52-year-old maintained his innocence throughout his trial– but today began a prison sentence of two years and three months.
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