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Saturday, 8 April 2017

A man from Hounslow has been fined over £900 for illegally using his mother’s blue badge

Rampall Raj pleaded guilty to using the disabled permit for parking in Glamorgan Road in Hampton Wick.

The authorities were alerted by a tip off from a member of the public.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:05 pm  

Chelsea have regained their seven point lead at the top of the Premier League

After second placed Tottenham's 4-nil thrashing of Watford earlier in the day, Antonio Conte's pacesetters won 3-1 at Bournemouth.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:01 pm  

Around 100 protesters have marched through Croydona week after a teenage asylum seeker was attacked there

People held signs saying "No hate, no fear, refugees are welcome here".

The 17-year-old is still in hospital after being attacked last Friday night.

13 people have been charged.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:10 pm  

Chelsea could move a step closer to the Premier League title this evening

They go to Bournemouth - after a week where they suffered a surprise loss to Crystal Palace but defeated top four rivals Manchester City.

Boss Antonio Conte says his squad are focused on the prize.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:07 pm  

Gang jailed for 30 years by Isleworth Crown Court

Three men have been jailed for a total of 30 years at Isleworth Crown Court for a gang attack.

The trio from Ealing have been found guilty of attempted murder which left a man with multiple stab wounds.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:25 pm  

Vaping is safe when it comes to house fires says London Fire Brigade

Switching from cigarettes to vaping can cut the risk of dying in a fire according to the London Fire Brigade.

Smoking remains the biggest cause of fatal fires, but there have been no recorded deaths from a fire resulting from e-cigarettes.

Over the past three years, London has had 35 hundred fires connected to smoking, but only 14 for e-cigarettes.

While smoking is the third largest cause of accidental house fires over the past 5 years, it comes top of the list for fatal fires

according to the Brigade’s records.

But there is a warning to only buy e-cigarettes from a reputable vendor and only use the battery and charger that comes with them.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:24 pm  

Mayor slashes crime prevention budget in Wandsworth

Programmes for crime prevention in Wandsworth could be put at risk after the Mayor decided to cut funding by 51 percent.

The reduction of about £350,000 will apply to projects from 2018.

It comes along with a re-organisation of police commanders. Currently a chief superintendant is in charge of the borough’s policing


Under the new scheme this officer will be shared between Wandsworth, Merton, Kingston and Richmond.

Councillor Jonathan Cook says this will make senior officers more distant and less able to concentrate on important local issues.

The programmes that could be scaled back include a scheme to reduce re-offending, one for young people’s substance misuse and one for

neighbourhood problem solving.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:22 pm  

900% rise in fines for litter louts in Hounslow

12 litter louts who dodged fines have been ordered to pay nearly 900% more than normal as part of Hounslow Council’s stricter measures.

The council took court action after fines which could have been settled for less were almost tripled to £220.

The culprits also had to pay court costs and victim surcharges bringing the total to almost £700.

Hounslow Council hope the increase will stamp out the issue.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:19 pm  

Praise for the public at Putney after the boat race.

The RNLI has praised the public following last weekend’s iconic boat race, hailing it the safest ever.

Volunteers say the annual university competition on the Thames between Putney and Mortlake didn’t incur any problems.

Crews are on hand to deal with all manner of situations including water emergencies, lost children and trips and falls.

In the past, they have had to deal with up to 80 different incidents on a single day.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:16 pm  

Number of people using food bank in Feltham has doubled

The amount of people using the food bank in Feltham has doubled since the start of the year.

One of the main reasons is believed to be the changes in benefits which are received by people on low incomes.

Aisha Rahman and her team take in donations on Sundays mornings at Eldridge House in Hounslow Road in Hounslow.

Food bank trustee Aisha confirmed the rise in the number of people dependent on the free food.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:28 pm  

1,000 people in a queue near B+Q Sutton

1,000 people have been queuing in Sutton where recycling bins are being given out from a lorry.

It's after the Council told residents to head there for the give away, but more people than expected turned out, causing chaos.

Steve Luck, who’s a driving instructor, says he went to buy a water butt and got caught up in the mayhem for over 2 hours.

stay tuned to Jackie for the latest travel news.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:47 am  

Croydon police appeal for witnesses to attack on asylum seeker

A week after an asylum seeker was attacked in Croydon, police continue to appeal for information and witnesses.

The 17 year old victim was set upon by a group of youths in Shrublands Avenue late last Friday night.

He remains in hospital in a serious but stable condition and his injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

The police estimate that 20 to 30 people were involved in the incident.

Sixteen people have so far been arrested on suspicion of various offences including attempted murder and violent disorder.

Anyone with images or video is asked to send them to detectives via Twitter to @MetCC.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:40 am  

Blue Badge misuse in Balham

Two bank employees and a member of staff at St George’s Hospital in Tooting were among 8 people prosecuted for misusing blue badge parking permits.

All of them were using genuine badges that belonged to disabled relatives or friends.

Investigators from Wandsworth, Richmond, Merton, Kingston and Sutton worked together to combat fraud in southwest London.

61 year old Jashree Parmar was caught using her mother’s badge to park in Balham while working at a bank in the town centre.

Another bank worker, 38 year old Saima Ahmed was also using her mother’s badge to park in Balham.

Hospital worker, 58 year old Barrington Fairman-Campbell used his wife’s badge to park while working at St. George’s Hospital.

All three were fined £1,230 each -- plus a £165 tow charge after their cars were removed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:43 am  

Friday, 7 April 2017

Police appeal for information following a cash in transit robbery in Stanwell

Police are appealing for information after cash in transit robbery in Stanwell.

A security guard was delivering cash to the post office on Clare Road when he was approached from behind by a man who demanded the money.

The cash box was taken and the man left the scene on the back of a black moped being driven by another man.

The suspect is described as 6ft tall, wearing dark coloured trousers, black and white trainers with a long sleeved hi-visibility coat with a hood.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:39 pm  

Police appeal for witnesses in Ottershaw

Police are appealing for witnesses following a collision between a White Volkswagen Golf and a motorcyclist on Chertsey road.

Officers were called to the scene in Ottershaw at around 2.50pm this afternoon.

The motorcyclist was taken to St George’s hospital in Tooting with potentially serious leg injuries.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:36 pm  

A manhunt has been launched after a stabbing in Shepherd’s Bush.

18 year old Joseph Ormsby is wanted in connection with the incident which took place at around 5.15pm on Saturday.

Officers, paramedics and the Air Ambulance attended the scene and found the 21 year old victim suffering from a stab wound to the chest.

He has been since been discharged from hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:07 pm  

A fire in Chessington on Monday afternoon is being treated as arson.

The blaze broke out at a disused village hall off the Leatherhead Road.

The fire, just after 3 o’clock, caused three hour delays for drivers.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:49 pm  

A new, innovative health service is being launched in Wimbledon and Tooting today.

The Recovery Cafes will aim to support individuals suffering from mental health issues.

Experts say it will help compliment the portfolio of services already available and be delivered in a non clinical environment.

The cafe is being launched by London based charity Hestia and offers a walk in service to anyone over 18.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:11 pm  

It’s time to dust off your Deccas and celebrate a piece of New Malden’s music history.

Creative Youth is trying to piece together the record label’s heritage between the 40s and 70s when it was based near Shannon Corner.

It also wants to hear from people who attended David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust gig at the Toby Jug in Tolworth.

The charity is calling on the public with memorabilia, photographs and stories to get in contact.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:09 pm  

Young Muslims say they’ll continue to portray the “true teachings of Islam” by standing united.

The Ahmadiyya Youth Association worships out of Mosques in Southfields and Morden.

Raza Ul Haq says it was important for them to gather on Westminster Bridge after the recent terrorist attack there.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:08 pm  

A man who stabbed and killed his girlfriend in a jealous rage in Addiscombe has been jailed for life

34 year-old, Pawel Sroka, will spend at least 23 years behind bars.

Joanna Trojniak, was pronounced dead at their home on Meadvale Road, after he launched his brutal attack.

She was found with knife wounds to the chest, hand and face in March last-year.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:32 pm  

Police are hunting three people in connection with an attempted murder in Little Bookham

Investigations are continuing after man in his 20s was shot in the shoulder in Middlemead Road in November.

CCTV pictures, possibly showing three people who may have witnessed the shooting, have been released.

Investigating officer Detective Chief Inspector Paul Rymarz from the Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team said: “We believe these people were walking in the Middlemead Road area around the time of the shooting and may have information which could help us progress our enquiries. I would like to stress that these people are not believed to be suspects or linked to the offence in any way. However, I would urge them to come forward as soon as possible as their help could be invaluable.”

DCI Rymarz continued: “We understand that this is an unusual thing to happen in such a tight-knit community, but I would like to reassure the public that we are doing all we can to find the people responsible for this, and I would stress that there is no threat to the wider public.”

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:11 pm  

Surrey Police investigating a fire which was started deliberately in a garage in Walton are treating it as a hate crime

It’s believed arsonists broke into the residential lockup on Egmont Road, last Sunday deliberately targeting the family.

They set fire to a shoe rack which caused a small amount of damage.

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:30 am  

Firefighters are tackling a house fire in Epsom

7 fire engines are on the scene in Hamilton Close, they were called to the blaze at around 5.20 this morning.

They are battling flames coming from the first floor and roof.

Water damage has destroyed the ground floor.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:34 am  

The parents fighting for their son’s life at the High Court, should learn his fate later

8 month old Charlie Gard, from Bedfont, has a rare genetic condition.

Doctors want to turn off his life support.

But his parents, who have raised over £1 million, want to fly him to the US for treatment.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:32 am  

Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante says interest from Arsenal last summer never got that serious

He chose to leave Premier League champions Leicester for Stamford Bridge instead.

The France international's being tipped as a potential player of the season winner.

Kante says, it was an easy decision to move to Chelsea.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:19 am  

A man who stabbed and killed his girlfriend in a jealous rage in Addiscombe has been found guilty of her murder

34 year-old, Pawel Sroka, was convicted yesterday.

Joanna Trojniak, was pronounced dead at their home in Meadvale Road.

She was found with knife wounds to the chest, hand and face in March last year.

He will be sentenced later today.

Detective Chief Inspector Graeme Gwyn of the Homicide and Major Crime Command led the investigation. He said: "Pawel Sroka is a violent and controlling man who flew into a murderous rage when he realised Joanna wanted to end their relationship.

"Due to Sroka's silence when being interviewed by police, we will never know the exact chain of events of that evening and what sparked the attack which resulted in Joanna's death.

"What is clear is that from the testimony of her friends and colleagues, Joanna was a bright and sociable person who did not deserve to have her life ended in such brutal circumstances."

Sroka will be sentenced at the same court on Friday, 7 April.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:13 am  

Weybridge golfer Casey shoots even par at Masters

There's been a solid English start to the US Masters golf at Augusta.

Matt Fitzpatrick, Andy Sullivan and Justin Rose all shot a one-under par 71 in their first round.

Weybridge’s’ Paul Casey recovered from a bogey on the 16th to finish on an even par 72.

Cheam’s Ross Fisher had his round spoiled by a double bogey on the 15th to finish 4 over with 76.

American Charlie Hoffman is on top of the leader board after carding a 7 under par 65 followed by countryman, debutant, William McGirt with a 3 under 69.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:08 am  

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Michael Caine voted leave

Sir Michael Caine says he's confident Britain's exit from the EU will be 'alright.'

The 84 year old movie star says he voted to leave because he wanted freedom

The acting legend from Leatherhead was speaking about Brexit while promoting his new film, Going In Style.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:16 pm  

Sexual assault and murder in Harlington

A court’s been shown CCTV images of a woman’s body after she was sexually assaulted and killed in Harlington.

The cameras capture hotel worker Pardeep Kaur walking towards Harlington bridge over the M4 last October.

She was being followed by a hooded man.

Ms Kaur’s body was found a week later in undergrowth near the bridge.

25 year old Vadims Ruskuls denies murder. The trial continues.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:37 pm  

Indecent exposure in Ewell

An e fit has been released of a man police want to question in connection with an indecent exposure in Ewell.

The suspect exposed himself to a girl who was walking along Holman Road on the afternoon of January the 16th.

The suspect is described as between 20-40 years old, with tanned olive-coloured clean-shaven skin, and short brown hair.

The van is described as a left-hand drive white Mercedes Sprinter with blacked out rear windows.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:12 pm  

A committee has called on the government to stop the withdrawal of funding for IVF treatment in Croydon

The cuts mean infertile couples are having to pay thousands for private treatment.

Croydon Council’s health and social care scrutiny committee has written to Jeremy Hunt asking him to revise the cost-cutting decision.

Members fear the cuts will lead to a rise in people requiring mental health services to treat anxiety and depression.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:35 pm  

A scheme, which helps people in trouble while on a date, is being rolled out across Kingston today.

Angela, is the code name that people can use in bars, pubs and clubs if they are in need of help.

Staff will immediately know they have concerns.

The Scheme Ask for Angela, was launched in Wimbledon last year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:03 pm  

A man whose parents were killed in the Tunisian beach massacre, is to run the London Marathon.

John and Janet Stocker from Morden, were two of 30 Britons killed in the atrocity in 2015.

38 year old Lee Stocker will run for the British Red Cross in their memory.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:02 pm  

A 17 year old boy from Wallington has been given a hospital order after being charged with the attempted murder of his mother.

A jury at Kingston Crown Court agreed he isn’t fit enough to enter a plea.

The teenager, who can’t be named, carried out the attack at a property in Woking in November.

He was handed the hospital order after the court heard psychiatric evidence.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:48 pm  

Neil Keveren's Walk to Scotland continues

A man, who’s walking to Scotland to try and persuade the SNP to vote against Heathrow expansion, has reached Buckinghamshire.

Neil Keveren’s village, Harmondsworth, will be demolished if the airport is expanded.

He’s taking his fight to Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, who is supporting expansion.

We caught up with Neil as he stopped to enjoy an ice cream a few moments ago.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:42 pm  

Two drug dealers from Streatham who hid more than 80 wraps of cocaine and heroin in their bodies have been jailed for over 6 years

D’Lani Mccalla, and Joshua Williamson, were stopped by police in Dorking last month after they become suspicious of their driving.

Officers also noticed a strong smell of cannabis coming from their hire car, which also had 8 mobiles phones ringing inside it.

Both refused intimate searches and x-rays, and also ate a minimal amount of drugs in custody.

They were sentenced yesterday after pleading guilty.

Detective Chief Inspector Mark Preston said: “Mccalla and Williamson were both stopped by a team patrolling the streets especially on the lookout for drug dealers who are coming to this county to commit crime.

“The officers’ acted on their suspicions about the two men’s behaviour and their vehicle, which has paid off as we now have two less drug dealers causing trouble in our communities.

“I cannot stress enough that if you have similar suspicions about people acting strangely in your area you should let us know so our Op Viking officers can come and investigate. If you don’t want to talk to us you can report any information anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

“Drug dealing is not a glamourous business and it is also incredibly dangerous and potentially deadly if you internally secrete drugs as Mccalla and Williamson did. If you’re thinking of getting involved in drug dealing just imagine how unpleasant it would be for you, let alone our officers who have to deal with the aftermath.

“If you are going to do this you will be arrested and have to sit in a cell until nature takes its course, after which you’ll end up in court. The worst case scenario is that the internalised drugs could kill you.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:24 pm  

Fulham in training in Motspur Park ahead of Saturday's match

They're at home to Ipswich Town.

Ipswich won 3-0 against Wigan on Tuesday night, but have been warned against "complacency" by their boss Mick McCarthy.

Kick off is at 3pm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:12 pm  

Crystal Palace will be without midfielder Yohan Cabaye for Monday's Premier League clash at home to Arsenal.

He picked up a calf problem in last night's 3-1 defeat at Southampton.

It adds to an already lengthy injury list, with Palace just three points outside the relegation zone.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:07 pm  

Heathrow owner halts UK investment over Brexit

The Spanish owner of Heathrow, Ferrovial, says uncertainty over the UK's exit from the EU has put a halt on further investment in the UK.

Chairman Rafael del Pino said he saw "no opportunities" in the country, according to a Spanish newspaper.

He also said Brexit might have "positive side effects", including, a more favourable attitude to the expansion of Heathrow.

A public consultation on a third runway ends on the 25th May.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:29 am  

A pensioner from Surbiton is finally seeing his dreams of becoming an author come true

Paul Rodgers says it’s taken him seven years for a publisher to finally pick up his novel “Sailing to Purgatory.”

Olympia Publishers has now done that.

The story focuses on Paul's round the world solo sailing journey.

It also looks at the criminal trial he endured after being mistaken for a smuggler.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:26 am  

Police investigate pyrotechnics at Chelsea vs Crystal Palace match on Sunday

Officers are investigating after several flares, 'smoke bombs' and 'thunderflash' pyrotechnics were set off in Chelsea.

Several devices were let off during a football match between Chelsea and Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Five people were arrested, including two arrests for possession of a flare.

Police also discovered flares and pyrotechnic devices hidden inside toilets at the stadium, and at nearby Brompton Cemetery.

Inspector Matt Ashmead from the Met's Central Football Unit said;

"Several devices were let off inside the away end at Stamford Bridge on Saturday and officers seized a number of other devices on the day as well. Flares and pyrotechnic devices inside stadia are very dangerous and they can reach extremely high temperatures.

There is a very good reason that they are banned from football matches, as they can cause horrific injuries and can also be frightening for the many young fans that attend matches.

Some fans might think that setting off a flare is a good way to support your team, but it is putting yourself and fellow fans at risk. Bringing flares to football matches is completely unacceptable and you can expect to be arrested and charged if you are caught in possession of such a device."

Officers continue to review footage from the match to identify any other individuals involved in setting off pyrotechnic devices inside the stadium.

Anyone with information can contact the Central Football Unit via 101, or by tweeting @MetCC.

To give information anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit

Five men were arrested before, during or after the match:

- A 31-year-old man has been charged with possession of a flare after he was arrested during the match;

- An 18-year-old man of Sidcup, Bexley who was arrested on suspicion of possessing Class A drugs accepted a caution;

- A 27-year-old man of South Norwood, London who was arrested on suspicion of possessing Class A drugs accepted a caution;

- A 24-year-old man who arrested on suspicion of possession of a flare has been released on bail until mid-May pending further enquiries; and

- A 19-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of assault and possessing Class A drugs has been released on bail until mid-May pending further enquiries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:07 am  

Clapham Common given food-themed name after twitter craze

Londoners have decided to give Underground stops hilarious culinary names after a new craze takes off on twitter.

#EatATubeStation began trending this week, and the new game has led to new food-themed names for dozens of Tube stations around the capital.

It started off with Baker Street, which was described as Bacon Street.

Some other tweets yesterday included Ealing Broadbean for Ealing Broadway and Clapham Gammon for Clapham Common.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 am  

Wallington teenager given hospital order for attempted murder

A 17-year old boy from Wallington has been charged with the attempted murder of his mother after stabbing her several times.

A jury at Kingston Crown Court agreed that he was not fit to enter a plea, the act took place at a property in Woking last year.

He’s been given a hospital order after the court heard psychiatric evidence.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am  

Southern to hold 24-hour strike on Saturday

The Southern Rail strike for RMT members set for Saturday will go ahead after no proposals were put forward by the company.

The 24-hour walkout by guards will be the 31st in this year long dispute over driver-only trains.

They aim to have about 9 out of 10 trains running on the network, but no services between Clapham Junction and Milton Keynes Central.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 am  

Specialist cancer centre at Kingston Hospital wins award

Volunteers at a specialist cancer centre at Kingston Hospital have won a national award.

The Deborah Hutton award celebrates individuals or groups who provide practical care and support to people affected by cancer.

The Macmillan service provides a vast array of information and supportive workshops.

This includes scarf tying, art and writing workshops and mindfulness classes as well as a range of complimentary therapies.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 am  

Putney MP explains the benefits of new gender pay rules

Ministers are describing new gender pay rules for companies as a significant milestone.

From today, 9,000 of the UK's largest employers have to report information on salary gaps.

Some firms say it's an unnecessary cost and complication.

But minister for women and equalities and Putney MP Justine Greening, thinks it'll help make the situation much clearer.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 am  

Deliveroo has run a trial of new restaurant idea in Battersea

Deliveroo is set to open delivery-only restaurants across the UK after trials in London locations, including Battersea.

The technology giant will be creating a thousand new jobs at thirty new takeaway kitchens across the UK.

The firm says it will allow businesses to target new areas of the country without setting up a high-street site.

200 restaurants will get the infrastructure needed to launch a delivery-only menu, including kitchens, marketing support, and delivery riders.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:13 am  

Chelsea coach says last night's game was tough

Chelsea are still seven points clear at the top of the Premier League.

They beat Manchester City 2-1 at Stamford Bridge thanks to goals from Eden Hazard.

Head coach Antonio Conte says the game was as hard as he expected.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:21 am  

Runnymede Council has low success rate for parking fine appeals

Runnymede Council has one of the lowest successful appeal rates for parking fines, research has shown.

It has been revealed that some English councils approve only one in ten appeals while other councils accept nearly every one.

Runnymede approves just 9% of appeals, whereas Basingstoke accepts 95%.

The figures refer to on-street parking fines between January and October 2016.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:02 am  

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Chelsea seven points clear after a win at home tonight

Chelsea storm seven points clear at the top of the Premier League tonight as they beat Manchester City 2-1.

Hazard scored twice for The Blues, he said ‘after a defeat it’s great to come back to Stamford bridge and win.’

Hazard explained how they 'have a long way to go, but are ready for everything.'

City are now two points behind third-placed Liverpool.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:20 pm  

A homeless man has been accused of killing a woman under Harlington Bridge before dumping her body in the undergrowth.

Pardeep Kaur was found by the bridge in Hayes nearly a week after her husband reporter her missing, last October.

Vadims Ruskuls has been accused of murdering the 30-year old, which he denies.

The trial is ongoing this week at the Old Bailey.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:14 pm  

Lloyds Banking Group has confirmed where it's closing 100 branches - and shedding 325 jobs - as part of restructuring plans.

The cost-savings announced last summer will mostly affect its Lloyds branches, but some Halifax and Bank of Scotland retail sites will also shut by October.

The Unite union says it will be "painful for high streets across the country".

Branches affected include Halifax in Banstead, Leatherhead, New Malden, Wallington and also Weybridge.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:16 pm  

Eleven charities, including Battersea Cats’ and Dogs’ Home have been fined for misusing personal information to target donors for money.

Millions of people are thought to be affected by the charities which include Oxfam, Cancer Research UK and the Royal British Legion.

The organisations have been fined for piecing together personal information about donors in order to secure more funding.

Elizabeth Chamberlain is representing the charities and says they realise the upset caused:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:16 pm  

Kingston Hospital is looking for new recruits

Kingston Hospital is looking to recruit new volunteers for a project aiming to reduce anxiety for older patients.

It’s to offer further guidance for people returning home after being discharged.

According to Health Minister Jeremy Hunt almost half of people over 80 often report feeling lonely and some five million people say TV is their main form of company.

Volunteers will give up their time once a week to offer emotional, practical and social support.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:10 pm  

UPDATE: Croydon hate attack

Detectives investigating a hate attack in Croydon have released an image of a man they wish to question.

The assault in Shrublands Avenue on Friday night left the 17-year-old male victim with serious head injuries.

On Monday, police released two images of people they wish to identify and speak to.

One has been identified, the other remains unidentified.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:08 pm  

Kingston University has won an award

Kingston University has won the prestigious Guardian University award for teaching excellence.

The University has been recognised for making its courses accessible through its Inclusive Curriculum Framework.

The initiative aims to guide staff and help them reflect the needs of diverse students within the degree programme.

This is the fifth time the University is featuring in the awards after being named runner up in the student experience category last year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:06 pm  

Jenson Button has been banned

Former F1 driver Jenson Button has been banned – for speeding on a bike.

He was competing in a triathlon in California and originally came third before being disqualified for speeding on a cycling section.

Organisers say riders have to slow down during a specific part of the race for safety reasons.

The 37-year-old retired from formula one last season having raced for the Woking based McLaren team.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:05 pm  

Sexual Health Clinics in Surrey

A number of people say they are becoming increasingly concerned about the amount of sexual health clinics that are closing in Surrey.

One 21 year old patient forced to travel to central London after she found the clinic in Leatherhead, which is due to re-open, had closed.

Plans to save £6 million on Surrey’s sexual health services were announced in September.

Campaigners have now written an open letter to the NHS and Surrey County Council calling for urgent clarification on the matter.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:07 pm  

Police investigating a hate-crime attack on an asylum seeker in Croydon say they're expecting to make further arrests

13 people have already been charged in connection with the beating in Shurblands avenue on Friday night.

Detectives expect the 17-year-old Iranian victim to fully recover after he was left with a fractured skull and a blood clot on the brain.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:08 pm  

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte says his Premier League leaders need extra composure against Manchester City tonight

They're looking to recover from a surprise defeat by Crystal Palace.

They have a seven-point advantage at the top, though.

Conte says Pep Guardiola's side will make things tough.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:17 am  

Man continues with his 400 mile trek to save his home from the Heathrow bulldozers

Harmondsworth resident Neil Keveren set-off yesterday to walk 400 miles to Edinburgh in his effort to raise awareness with politicians about why building a third runway is a bad idea.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon supports a third runway there, but Neil's home would be demolished if it goes ahead.

Politicians, residents and campaigners gathered outside Neil’s home on Harmondsworth Village Green to wish him well for the 23-day expedition that will see him pass through many regions in England and Scotland.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:55 am  

Croydon Central MP Gavin Barwell will be joined by community leaders in Croydon this morning

They are visiting the scene, where an Iranian asylum seeker was viciously attacked, to spread a message of support to the community.

The assault left the 17 year old with a fractured skull and a blood clot on his brain.

He remains in a critical condition in hospital after being beaten in Shrublands Avenue on Friday.

A total of 13 people have been charged in connection with the suspected hate attack, including a 15-year-old boy.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:31 am  

Relatives of one of the Westminster terror attack victims say they wish the man responsible was still alive so he could suffer

75 year old Les Rhodes from Clapham was one of dozens driven at by Khalid Masood last month before he stabbed a police officer.

His niece Amanda says Masood should have suffered the way those affected are

Meanwhile, Victims' families will join the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at a special service at Westminster Abbey later
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:21 am  

Police are hunting a man in connection with an attempted bank robbery in Southfields

The male suspect walked into Natwest on Wimbledon park road in December, and demanded the cashier filled his bag with money.

After the panic alarm was pressed, he walked out of the bank.

Detective Constable Mike Bunn, of the Met’s Flying Squad, said: “We have made extenstive enquiries and we are now issuing an image of this man in the hope that someone who knows him will come forward an assist us with our investigation.

"I am keen to hear from anyone who can help identify the man pictured or has information that can help assist my investigation.”

Anyone who can identify the man pictured or knows of his whereabouts should contact DC Mike Bunn of the Flying Squad by dialling 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:15 am  

Fulham drop out of play-off places
In the Premier League last night Manchester United salvaged a 1-all draw with Everton in the 94th minute.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic converted a penalty - after Ashley Williams was sent off for a deliberate handball.

There were also wins for Leicester, Watford and Burnley.

In the Championship Brighton have gone top after beating Birmingham 3-1.

Play-off hopefuls Leeds lost 2-nil at Brentford while Fulham’s chances also took a blow after going down 4-2 at Derby.

QPR suffered a 1-nil loss at Aston Villa.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:58 am  

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Man jailed for six years following armed robbery in West Byfleet

A man has been jailed for six years following an armed robbery.

The incident took place at Glorydale Frozen Foods depot in West Byfleet.

34 year old Paul Collins was accompanied by 3 other men; they assaulted an employee and stole £20,000 in cash.

Collins was identified as a match for a fingerprint left on a draw in the office from where the money was taken.

He is currently serving his last year of a nine year sentence for a previous armed robbery and had been out on weekend release at the time of the incident.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:08 pm  

Tributes have been paid to Thornton Heath stab victim

It’s emerged a man stabbed to death in Thornton Heath last week, was a friend of grime artist Stormzy.

23 year old Bjorn Brown was attacked last Wednesday in Kelling Gardens, but died from his injuries yesterday.

The MOBO award-winning rapper has led the online tributes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:06 pm  

The Royal British Legion will be handed the Freedom of Hounslow Borough tonight

The Royal British Legion will be handed the Freedom of Hounslow Borough tonight.

Representatives from branches including Brentford and Chiswick will step up to accept the honorary accolade at a special council meeting.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:35 pm  

The National Trust's denied downplaying the significance of a religious festival after controversy over egg hunts on its sites.

The Church of England's criticised the Cadbury Egg Hunt, because it doesn't included the word Easter.

These people visiting Osterley Park and Trust think Christian holidays have been hijacked by capitalism.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:35 pm  

The parents of a seriously ill baby boy may have to wait until Friday to learn his fate.

7 month old Charlie Gard from Bedfont has a rare genetic condition and doctors want to turn off his life support.

His parents have raised over a million pounds to fly him out to America for pioneering treatment.

But the High Court, which has been hearing their pleas over the last two days, may not rule on the case until Friday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:32 pm  

Some of the most deprived boroughs in London are to lose money under planned budget cuts.

But it seems Wandsworth is bucking the trend.

Labour claims some of the areas with the highest numbers of pupils on Free School Meals will lose funding.

Nine boroughs have more than 20 % of pupils receiving free school meals, so face the cuts.

However Wandsworth, which has 28.6 % of pupils on free school meals, will actually see a 0.7 % increase for its schools.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:41 pm  

Sam Allardyce says it's not looking great for Crystal Palace defender Scott Dann's hopes of playing again this season

The captain suffered a knee ligament injury during their 2-1 win at Premier League leaders Chelsea.

Allardyce says it's too early to guess how long he's out for.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:14 pm  

Six more people, including a 15 year-old boy, have been charged following an attack on a young asylum seeker in Croydon.

They're all accused of violent disorder, while two are also charged with racially aggravated grievous bodily harm.

The 17 year-old victim was badly beaten in Shrublands Avenue on Friday night.

Five people appeared in court yesterday in connection with the attack.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:43 pm  

A well-used bus service from Kingston to Leatherhead has been saved.

The 465 service, which runs from Kingston to Dorking through Leatherhead, has been guaranteed for the next five years.

Due to financial concerns, the route faced being axed.

During a meeting last week Surrey Councillors were told the vital service will stayed after an agreement was reached with TfL.

A petition launched in favour of the bus route has gained over 3,000 signatures.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:42 pm  

People in Kingston are being given the chance to cement their place in history.

As part of the restoration of All Saints Church in the market place, residents are being invited to buy a tile.

The church was built in the 11th century and the aim is to create a picture of modern Kingston for future historians.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:39 pm  

A Police officer from Richmond who rushed to the aid of a cyclist who had stopped breathing, has been honoured.

Aaron Greaves has been presented with an award from the Humane Society for his dedication to the job.

The Society rewards acts of bravery.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:38 pm  

From April 2019, the most-polluting cars will face a £24 daily charge to enter central London; it'll be more than £100 for lorries.

The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan’s planning tough new charges for those driving the most-polluting vehicles into the capital.

The Mayor is keen to expand the zone beyond Central London to the South Circular which includes Kew, Clapham and Wandsworth.

A consultation will take place in the Autumn. Mr Khan says he wants action on a national level.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:06 pm  

A man from South Croydon has been arrested on suspicion of fraud

The 29 year-old was arrested in relation to five offences.

It’s come after an elderly woman from Tadworth was conned out of thousands of pounds after falling victim to a courier fraud scam.

He has been bailed pending further enquiries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:05 pm  

People across Hounslow are being urged to report adult abuse if they think they’ve spotted it.

This includes hitting, kicking, threatening behaviour or even name calling.

Hounslow Council and Hounslow Safeguarding Adults Board are trying to tackle the issue as part of a new campaign.

The initiative called, Abuse: See it, Hear it, Stop, is running across the borough.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:53 am  

Over 1 million over 50s in the South East are being denied potentially life saving bowel cancer screenings.

That’s according to charity Beating Bower Cancer.

In the last two months, nearly 7,000 cancer patients, along with their supporters, have written to MPs urging them to take action.

They want the screening age lowered to 50, like it is in Scotland; it’s currently 60.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:26 am  

Six more people, including a 15 year-old boy, have been charged following an attack on a young asylum seeker in Croydon

They're all accused of violent disorder, while two are also charged with racially aggravated grievous bodily harm.

The 17 year-old victim was badly beaten in Shrublands Avenue on Friday night.

Five people appeared in court yesterday in connection with the attack.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:16 am  

Kingston's huge history is coming to life

Did you know that Kingston is the oldest of London’s four Royal Boroughs? or that the first King of England lived there?

Budding historians can now take a guided tour of the town centre on a Sunday morning to whet their historical appetite.

Mike Seigel is one of the tour guides. He says there’s so much people just don’t know.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:19 am  

A police officer called out to a report of domestic abuse in Isleworth was greeted by a terrifying scene

Insp Jack Rowlands @earlyyearscop

At least 19 knives were found stuck into a wooden staircase with two on each step at the address.

A picture has emerged on twitter showing some of the blades piercing orange cards, while there also appears to be a suspected bullet on one step.

42 year-old, Guy Slade, is due to appear in court today charged with common assault.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:40 am  

A man, whose house will be lost if Heathrow expansion goes ahead, will start a mammoth 400 mile walk today

50 year-old, Neil Keveren, is trekking to the Scottish parliament to ask First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, why she is supporting the move.

He lives in Harmondsworth, which will be demolished if a third runway is built.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:11 am  

Monday, 3 April 2017

A man stabbed in Thornton Heath last week has died

23-year-old Bjorn Brown managed to leave the scene on his bike but later on collapsed before being taken to hospital.

The incident is believed to have taken place in Kelling Gardens at the junction with Bensham Lane.

Police are looking to speak to two male suspects who fled the scene.

Both suspects are described as black and police want anyone with information to come forward.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:53 pm  

UPDATE: Another two people have been charged over an alleged hate crime on a teenage asylum seeker in Croydon

Earlier, 5 people appeared in court and are due at another hearing next month.

The 17-year-old from Iran was chased down and attacked in Croydon on Friday night.

Seven others who've been arrested remain in custody.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:06 pm  

The parents of a desperately ill baby are at the High Court fighting for their son’s life

Seven month old Charlie Gard from Bedfont, has a rare genetic condition.

His parents have raised nearly all of a mammoth £1.3 million for treatment in America.

However, doctors argue his life support should be turned off.

Reporter Adele Robinson is outside the High Court.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:33 pm  

Accident in Tolworth as car ploughs into Sutherland Education

Police are at the scene in Ewell Road.

It's believed two cars collided just after 4.30, and the impact forced one vehicle into the front of the education centre.

All traffic is being held before Tolworth Broadway; traffic is unable to exit the A3 at Tolworth.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:19 pm  

A long-running dispute on Southern Railway rumbles on after train drivers rejected a second deal aimed at ending it.

Their union Aslef says they support the decision of members and will seek fresh talks with the rail operator.

Passengers have faced months of disruption due to the row about who should control train doors; drivers or guards.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:24 pm  

Chancellor Philip Hammond has backed an eight hour flight ban at Heathrow if the third runway goes ahead.

Currently, there are 16 scheduled flights permitted between 11:30pm and 6am.

Heathrow is only offering a six and a half hour break from night flights in return for expansion permission.

The MP for Weybridge does support a third runway, but made the call at a meeting of his constituents last week.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:18 pm  

Detectives are appealing for witnesses following a collision in Croydon.

Officers are especially appealing for a male rider of a Yamaha R1 motorcycle and his female pillion passenger to come forward.

They were not involved in the collision, but police believe they may be vital witnesses.

Officers were called at 5.20pm yesterday, to a collision between a car and a motorcycle in Whitehorse Lane.

The rider of the motorcycle, a 50 year-old man, was taken to hospital where his condition is described as serious but stable.

The driver of the car stopped at the scene and has not been arrested.

Detectives from the Roads and Transport Policing Command are investigating.

Anyone who witnessed the collision, or the moments leading up to it, is asked to call the witness line on 020 8285 1574. You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

You can also tweet police via @MetCC
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:17 pm  

Fire breaks out in Chessington

(Nicola Hunt on Twitter)

Fire has broken out at a disused village hall in Chessington, near Chessington World of Adventures.


The A243 Leatherhead Road is closed between Garrison Lane and Malden Rushett.

Stay tuned to Jackie for the latest travel information.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:49 pm  

Kingston Vale house collapse update

It seems the owners of a house that collapsed in Kingston this morning, were carrying out work without approval.

The property collapsed in Derwent Avenue just off Kingston Hill in the early hours.

No one was injured, but Kingston Council says the owners submitted a building regulations application just two days ago.

A statement goes on to say, they have therefore carried out works without guidance and approval.

Kingston Police, who were on scene this morning, said they were confident a basement excavation was being carried out.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:38 pm  

Train drivers have rejected a deal aimed at ending a long-running dispute with Southern Railway.

Passengers have faced months of disruption due to the row about who should control train doors; guards or drivers.

It's the second time members of Aslef have turned down a deal to resolve it.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:50 pm  

Five people have appeared in court charged in connection with an alleged hate crime in Croydon which left a teenage asylum seeker with a fractured skull.

They've been at Croydon Magistrates' and are due at another hearing next month.

The Prime Minister's described Friday's assault on a 17-year-old Iranian as "abominable" and she wants anyone who can help the police investigation to come forward.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:46 pm  

A man from Ashford has been charged in connection with a hit and run in Staines.

The incident took place by the Broadway parade of shops in Kingston Road at 5pm on Sunday March the 26th.

18 year old Charlie Davies has been charged with causing serious injury by dangerous driving, driving while disqualified and without insurance.

He is due to appear at Staines Magistrates Court the 25th of this month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:38 pm  

The Prime Minister's described an attack on an asylum seeker in Croydon as "abominable" and "completely unacceptable".

Five people have been charged after a 17-year-old from Iran was left with a fractured skull and blood clot on the brain after the assault on Friday.

Detective superintendent Jane Corrigan believes it was carried out by a large group.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:16 pm  

The Suzy Lamplugh Trust is one charity to benefit from a controversial tax on sanitary products.

Named after the estate agent who disappeared in Fulham in 1986, it’ll receive £200,000

The Government has announced £12 million of funding for women’s charities nationwide following the so called “tampon tax.”

The money comes from the 5% VAT on sanitary products.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:12 pm  

A gun has been discovered by a young child in Fulham.

The boy, whose age has not been revealed, was playing in Margravine Gardens yesterday afternoon when he found the weapon.

His mother then rang the police who secured the area and the firearm.

The gun is now being examined by forensics to see whether it has been used in any offences.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:11 pm  

Six teenagers, including a 16-year old from Clapham have been sentenced for a multiple stabbing in Tulse Hill in October.

A teenager from Clapham will receive a two year suspended sentence while four other teenagers have been given jail time.

Police were called to Hardel Walk where they found a 15 year old boy with multiple stab wounds.

All were aged between 14 and 16 at the time of the attack and were found guilty of grievous bodily harm with intent.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:10 pm  

Graffiti saying, “refugees welcome” has appeared in Croydon in reaction to the attack on a teenage asylum seeker on Friday.

The attack left the Kurdish Iranian 17-year old with a fractured skull and a blood clot on the brain.

Five people have been charged with the attack.

The MP for Croydon has tweeted that he doesn’t normally approve of graffiti but this message is perhaps an exception.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:10 pm  

Sir David Attenborough launches film about Richmond Park

We’re used to hearing him talk about the Serengeti and Great Barrier Reef.

But naturalist David Attenborough has now recorded a special video all about London’s best loved nature reserve, Richmond Park.

The short film has been commissioned by charity Friends of Richmond Park.

Here's a sneaky peak.

To find out more, click here
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:42 pm  

A house collapse just off Kingston Hill this morning, could have been the result of a basement excavation.

Reports suggest the property in Derwent Avenue was undergoing extensive refurbishment when it toppled in the early hours.

Police have also confirmed they are treating it as a basement excavation.

The matter has been referred to Kingston Council.

In 2015, a house in The Terrace in Barnes, completely collapsed following what was believed to be extensive underground work.

Councillor David Cunningham, Cabinet Member with responsibility for Regeneration at Kingston Council, says:

"The owners of this building submitted a building regulations application just two days ago and have therefore carried out works without our guidance and approval.

Our primary concern is to ensure that the building is structurally safe. We are working with the contractors to carry out the work, which is due to complete by the end of the day.

Following this, we will be reporting this incident to the Health and Safety Executive for further investigation."
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:17 pm  

Following our report last month, a couple from Bedfont have succeeded in raising £1.2 million to pay for treatment for their son.

Connie Yates and Chris Gard’s son Charlie suffers from a rare form of mitochondrial depletion that causes organ and muscle weakness.

Great Ormond Street Hospital had imposed a ‘do not resuscitate’ order as there is no accepted cure but that has since been lifted.

The couple want to take Charlie to the States for a pioneering treatment but they first need to convince the High Court at hearing taking place today.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:06 pm  

It appears Britain is a nation of Vodka drinkers.

New research by HSBC has found over 18% of us rate it as our favourite spirit.

Now, a man from Tooting has launched his own brand of Brexit – vodka, called Breixovka, over fears import prices are about to go up.

Przemek de Skuba Skwirczynski , who is originally from Poland, says there’s no reason why the UK can’t be known for good Vodka.

He says we must learn how to produce items, the way we used to.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:57 am  

Detectives investigating a suspected hate crime attack in Croydon have released images of three people they wish to identify and speak to in connection with the incident.

The attack left the 17-year-old male victim with serious head injuries.

On Friday, police were called at around 11.40pm to reports of a group of youths attacking a male in Shrublands Avenue.

Officers and London Ambulance Service attended the location and found the victim suffering from serious assault related injuries.

He was taken to a south London hospital, where he remains.

His condition is described as serious but stable, and is not believed to be life-threatening.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:59 am  

A house has collapsed in Kingston Vale.

The majority of the two storey property in Derwent Avenue, just off Kingston Hill, collapsed just after 1am.

No one was in the house at the time.

The cause is under investigation, but it is reported that a basement excavation was underway.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:55 am  

A 43-year old man from Hounslow is missing.

Police are appealing for assistance regarding the disappearance of Yasin Abuzinah.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:11 am  

The number of complaints about nuisance drones in the UK has nearly tripled in a year.

Police dealt with almost three-and-a-half thousand reports in 2016, compared with just over 12-hundred the year before.

It comes just days after we reported on a near miss between a drone and a jet at Heathrow.

Sussex Police came top last year with 240 complaints, however no figures were provided for Surrey.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:07 am  

Sunday, 2 April 2017

UPDATE: Three more arrested in Croydon asylum seeker attack

A further three people have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following an attack on an asylum seeker in Croydon.

Two men in their twenties and a 17-year-old girl have been taken into custody for their involvement in what is being treated as a hate crime.

One of the first six people to be arrested, a woman in her 20s, has been released with no further action.

The other five remain in custody.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:13 pm  

Oxford beat Cambridge in men's boat race

Oxford have taken victory over Cambridge in a close-fought 163rd Men's Boat Race by 1 1/4 lengths in 16 minutes 59 seconds.

Warren Muggleton reports from Hammersmith.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:11 pm  

Cambridge women win boat race

Cambridge have won the 72nd Women's Boat Race by 11 lengths in a record breaking 18 minutes and 34 seconds.

Warren Muggleton reports from Hammersmith.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:30 pm  

Charity gets £80,000 from Christmas pantos

If you went to the panto over Christmas, there’s a good chance you’ve helped raise over £80,000 for charity.

The Ambassador Theatre Group, which runs Wimbledon and Richmond theatres, has announced the grand total made by visitors.

The money has gone straight to Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity.

It will fund new nurses for seriously ill children.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:25 pm  

MP Sarah Olney's thoughts on grammar schools

Richmond Park and North Kingston’s MP has admitted she doesn’t have a problem with grammar schools.

The Lib Dem Party line is one of opposition to grammars.

Tiffin Schools in Kingston have consistently been rated Outstanding by Ofsted, and regularly top the league tables.

Sarah Olney says she doesn’t have so much of an issue if grammars were to take children from the immediate areas.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:23 pm  

UPDATE: Oxford v Cambridge race will go ahead

Oxford and Cambridge will go head-to-head in the annual Boat Race this afternoon, following the safe removal of an exploded shell.

The World War II ordnance was discovered by a sailor yesterday in the Thames by Putney Bridge.

Specialist officers worked closely with the Marine Police Unit and local police in Hammersmith and Fulham to remove the device.

The women’s race will start at 4:35pm with the men’s an hour later.

Today marks the 163rd race between the two universities and the 72nd Women's race.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:34 pm  

Croydon star Stormzy falls for April Fool

Croydon grime star Stormzy yesterday fell victim to an April Fools' joke made by BBC Three.

The channel’s twitter account tweeted what appeared to be a promo for a new documentary about grime hosted by David Attenborough.

Alerted to the post by a fan, Stormzy sent them a long message criticising the fictional Attenborough ‘Life Of Grime’ programme.

He later laughed off the gaff and apologised online.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:20 pm  

New project monitoring wildlife launches in Teddington

A new project will give Royal Parks visitors the chance to record new wildlife information, 100 years after modern postcodes were created.

Mission: Invertebrate, which stretches across seven areas including Teddington, will put thousands of grassland creatures under the spotlight.

Visitors to Bushy and Richmond Parks will be able to take part in a series of science projects to raise awareness of the importance of invertebrates.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:06 pm  

UPDATE: Unexploded shell found just ahead of planned Oxford v Cambridge boat race

The university Boat Race is expected to go ahead, after a suspected World War Two shell was discovered yesterday by Putney Bridge.

Bomb disposal workers are continuing to assess the device and some viewing areas may be closed off, but police say it’s unlikely the event will be affected.

The course of the annual contest is 4 miles long and stretches between Putney and Mortlake.

The Fulham/Chiswick side of the course is known as the Middlesex side and the Putney/Barnes side of the course is known as the Surrey side.

Before the race, the umpire will toss a coin, an 1829 gold sovereign, to decide which side or station the crews will row on.

The women’s race will start at 4.35pm with the men’s an hour later.

This year will see the running of the 163rd Race and 72nd Women's Race.

British Olympian and Oxford rower Constantine Louloudis explains what’s in store for the athletes:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:52 am  

UPDATE: Brutal attack in Croydon on young asylum seeker

Six people have been arrested by police investigating an attack on a teenage asylum seeker in Croydon.

The 17-year-old was beaten up near Shirley Youth and Community Centre on Friday evening, and remains in a serious condition in hospital.

Police believe as many as eight people were involved in the attack on Friday night. They are also investigating whether a gang who had been drinking at a nearby pub were involved.

The Kurdish Iranian was waiting at a bus stop with two friends when the group approached them.

After discovering he was an asylum seeker they chased him and then repeatedly kicked him on the floor, aiming blows to his head.

The incident's prompted a wave of condemnation, with Croydon Central MP Gavin Barwell describing the attackers as "scum".
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:32 am  

Investigation opens after person dies by rail tracks in Woking

A person has died beside railway lines in Woking.

Officers from British Transport Police, along with their Surrey Police counterparts, were called to York Road shortly after 12.30pm yesterday.

The call came following a report of "concern for a person who was trackside".

Residents and eyewitnesses reported seeing a major emergency service presence in the York Road area on Saturday afternoon.

A police investigation is currently underway.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:07 am  

UPDATE: Six people arrested for Croydon attack

Six people have been arrested by police investigating an attack on a teenage asylum seeker in south London.

The 17-year-old was beaten up in Croydon on Friday, and is in a serious condition in hospital.

Detectives think it was a hate crime.

Four men and two women were arrested late last night on suspicion of attempted murder and violent disorder.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:23 am  

Victim of Croydon attack's injuries revealed

A teenage asylum seeker has been left with a fractured skull and a blood clot on his brain after being attacked in south London.

Police are treating it as a hate crime.

The 17-year-old Kurdish Iranian boy was waiting at a bus stop in Croydon on Friday night, when he was chased and beaten up by a group of around eight people.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:34 am  

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