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Saturday, 15 April 2017

A 14-year-old boy has gone missing from the Feltham area

John Terry Haime was last seen just before 2 in the afternoon on April 15th.

Hounslow police are appealing for anyone with information to his whereabouts to contact them on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:04 pm  

A 30-year-old woman has gone missing from Isleworth

Elena Maria Dinu was last seen on the morning of April the 15th.

Police in Hounslow have launched an appeal and are asking anyone with information to contact them on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:06 pm  

A woman claims her Kingston council landlord has ripped out vital works 12 years after they were installed to stop leaks and mould

53-year-old Tara Bowen says she’s back “to square one” after Better Homes contractors tore out the remedial works.

She claims it had taken over a decade to get the council to sort the problem at her property in Dale Court.

Ms Bowen says she was told the new works by Better Homes would improve the flat.

A Kingston Council Spokesperson said:

"Kingston Council takes every complaint seriously and will investigate where there is cause to do so.
We will be contacting Ms Bowen to address her concerns."

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:29 pm  

Putney High’s Deputy Head will be competing in the London Marathon later this month

Putney High’s Deputy Head will be competing in the London Marathon later this month.

Wendy Archibald will be running in aid of the charity ‘Meningitis Research Foundation.’

One of Wendy’s students died from meningitis just over nine years ago.

She has already raised nearly £6,000.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:15 pm  

People in Sutton are being given the chance to pick up a free smoke alarm next week

It’s as part of the council’s ongoing campaign to promote fire safety in the home.

Residents are entitled to collect two free alarms per household from the Civic Centre from Monday.

For more details, check Sutton Council’s website.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:05 pm  

House rammed in middle of night in Feltham Road in Ashford

Police need witnesses to a car which drove into a house in Feltham Road in Ashford early this morning.

The black VW Scirocco was discovered jammed in the front of the home and six parked cars were also damaged.

Three people, two men and one woman got out of the car and ran away.

One of the men had injuries to his face and he ran off towards Ashford.

One man is described as being white, in his 20s, around 5ft 8” to 5ft 9”of a slim to medium build and having brown hair. He was wearing a top or t-shirt believed to be black or grey.

The other man and the woman ran in the direction of Feltham. The man is described as being white, just under 6ft tall, of a medium build and wearing a grey hoody and jeans.

The woman is described as being white, around 5ft 4”, of a medium build and having brown or blonde medium length hair. She was wearing a hoody and light coloured jeans.

No other injuries have been reported.

Sergeant Andy Audsley, said: "Although there is structural damage to the property thankfully no-body was injured within the home during this early morning collision.

“Officers are currently working to establish the full circumstances surrounding the collision and are urging anyone who witnessed the collision itself or events surrounding it

who have not yet spoken to police to call 101.

"Similarly, I would also urge anyone who believes they know any of the three people believed to have been involved to do the right thing and get in touch – we would like to

establish their wellbeing and they may be able to provide valuable information which could assist with the investigation.”

Anyone with information should call Surrey Police on 101 quoting reference P17089324 or use the online reporting system.

Alternatively the independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Fortunately none of the people living in the home were injured.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:15 pm  

Car park charges at Ashford and St Peters hospital again in contention

Campaigners against car park charges at Ashford and St Peters hospital are re-doubling their efforts against the introduction of fees.

Protestor Caroline Williams says the trust at the hospital has refused to discuss the matter and even passed over a letter to the authorities from the Esher and Walton MP

Dominic Raab.

Caroline from Hersham has posted on
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:54 am  

Missing Wandsworth man

Wandsworth police are looking for missing person Lenny Evans.

Mr Evans who’s 53 may‘ve travelled to the West End.

If anyone sees him they should ring 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:14 am  

Fire on Chobham Common

Surrey fire crews have been tackling a blaze on Chobham Common near the M3 tonight.

The service was called at 7.45 pm last night and found a fire covering 8 hectares of heathland on the Longcross side of the common.

Two appliances and two pumps, 39 firefighters and 9 specialist units have been on the site battling the blaze.

The operation has been scaled back, but firefighters remain on the scene.

It’s not known as yet what caused the fire.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:46 am  

Twickenham university finds a need for education about breast health

Research by a Twickenham university found that 70 percent of school girls aged 11 to 18 want more information about breast cancer.

St Mary’s University teamed up with the University of Portsmouth and the University of Chichester to survey more than 2 thousand girls.

Three quarters of the students viewed education about breast cancer as ‘extremely important.’

44 per cent had concerns about how to check themselves for signs of the disease.

Dr Nicola Brown from the School of Sport, Health and Applied Science says the research shows a need for better education and they are piloting an initiative covering a range of breast health issues.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:12 am  

Tackling plastic waste in the Thames

The Mayor of London is being urged to take action to tackle the problem of plastic waste in the Thames.

One suggestion by the London Assembly’s environment committee is for a scheme where a deposit is paid by shoppers which is refunded when they return bottles for recycling.

The committee’s report says Londoners consume more plastic bottled water per person than anywhere else in the country, but have one of the worst recycling rates.

Half of the plastic bottles found in the river are water bottles.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:13 am  

Friday, 14 April 2017

A man has been convicted of sexual assault after targeting a girl on a Croydon bus

Dean Forte from Knights Hill sat next to the 13-year-old girl upstairs, towards the back, before sexually assaulting her.

The incident happened in June last year on a 468 bus in the West Norwood area.

The 36-year-old was found guilty by a jury at Inner London Crown Court on Tuesday and will be sentenced in May.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:05 pm  

Harlequins battle Exeter at Twickenham Stoop

Harlequins are currently battling it out against Exeter in a tough Premiership match at the Twickenham Stoop.

Sixth placed Quins have made three changes to the side which lost to Saracens at Wembley in their previous game.

Flanker Luke Wallace returns after three months out, while Kyle Sinckler and Charlie Matthews replace Will Collier and George Merrick.

And forward Dave Ward, who has extended his contract with Quins today, is on the bench.

The Chiefs have already secured a semi-final spot while Quins, five points outside the top four, still have a chance of making it.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:09 pm  

House prices in Battersea have shot up after it emerged Prince George would be attending a school there

House prices in Battersea have shot up after it emerged Prince George would be attending a school there.

The young prince will be starting at St Thomas’ Battersea day school in September with fees at £6,000 per term.

Knight Frank estate agents have since recorded a 60% jump in enquires for homes in the area at a price of £4 million and more.

They said: "The enquiries were for specific areas, very near the school in Battersea High Street.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:11 pm  

Kingston born footballer says he deserved criticism from manager Jose Mourinho

Manchester United defender Luke Shaw admits he deserved criticism from manager Jose Mourinho.

The England international's club boss claimed recently that the left-back lacks "commitment, focus and ambition".

He's started featuring more regularly recently, though.

The Kingston born player says he took his place for granted when he returned from a long-term injury and wasn't meeting Mourinho's expectations.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:09 pm  

Assault in New Malden

Police were called to Krispy Kreme in New Malden at around 11pm last night after reports of an assault.

No arrests have been made and investigations are underway.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:06 pm  

Woking based McLaren have confirmed who will race at the Monaco Grand Prix

In Formula 1, Jenson Button will make a one-off return next month.

It’s been confirmed he’ll compete, for Woking based team McLaren, at the Monaco Grand Prix.

Button is replacing Fernando Alonso who’ll miss the iconic race while he takes part in the Indianapolis 500.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:06 pm  

People who work with children in Kingston and Richmond are being invited to a conference next month

People who work with children in Kingston and Richmond are being invited to a conference next month.

It’s aimed at professionals in health, education and the police to help raise the issues of child sexual exploitation and missing children.

The event on the 11th of May will include talks on risks and safeguarding responsibilities, warning signs and e-safety.

The conference is a joint scheme by the Local Safeguarding Children Boards for both boroughs.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:20 pm  

Policing groups in Wandsworth say the London Mayor’s recent proposed cuts could put residents’ safety at risk.

Sadiq Khan has announced plans to cut crime prevention measures by 51% from next year.

The borough’s community safety spokesman says that means crime prevention work in Wandsworth will have to be halved.

Councillor Jonathan Cook is calling the move “a disaster.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:05 pm  

Team Radio Jackie are in training for this May’s Moonwalk London.

Leigh Ann Gerrans, Krys O’Brien and Hannah Morris are donning their walking shoes to raise money for breast cancer causes.

We’ve caught up with the girls to see how their training is going.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:07 am  

Travel on South West Trains is heavily disrupted this Easter weekend.

South West Trains announced this morning that trains in and around Waterloo had been affected by a computer problem.

On top of this, some lines between Clapham Junction and Waterloo will be closed until Sunday due to the part-closure of Waterloo Station.

All lines in the Twickenham area will also be shut until Sunday for maintenance works. Replacement buses will run from Barnes to Hounslow via Teddington.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:26 am  

Over a hundred new free schools are to be set up across the country, including in Croydon and Hillingdon.

The Education Secretary, Justine Greening, announced a new White Paper yesterday which includes plans to increase the number of grammar schools, but it’s unclear whether these free schools will be selective.

They will include the Collegiate Free School in Croydon, and the Grangewood All-through Free School and Moorcroft Primary Free School, both in Hillingdon.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:05 am  

A man from Streatham who cut a clubber's ear with a plastic glass has been jailed for 42 months.

28-year-old Rhys Copas, who has coached at Hackney Downs Rangers, attacked Pritan Patel after he dipped his finger into his drink at the Watershed in Wimbledon in March last year.

Kingston Crown Court heard that Patel needed 15 stitches after the row.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:22 am  

A new Special Educational Needs school is to open in Twickenham.

The Maaz will be a 72-place special school for children aged 4 to 19.

It’ll help children with speech, language, emotional and mental health issues, including Autism.

It will be run by the Auriga Academy Trust, which was formed by Richmond’s two existing special schools, Clarendon and Strathmore.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:06 am  

Councils underlying the Heathrow flight path have spent nearly £350,000 on legal fees to fight the planned third runway.

Among them are Wandsworth, Richmond and Hillingdon, who have spent £300,000 collectively.

John O'Connell, chief executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance, has criticised the councils spending decisions saying:

"Those are huge sums of taxpayers' money spent on legal fees which could have otherwise gone towards road maintenance or adult social care.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:06 am  

Heathrow enjoys cargo growth
Heathrow Airport has enjoyed its best monthly cargo growth in over five years in March.

It’s been attributed to soaring exports due to the Brexit fuelled cheap pound.

The airport saw planes loaded with almost 13% more freight last month compared with a year earlier.

One cargo saw 13,600 kilos of beer flown to Dallas, Texas in time for St Patricks Day.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:41 am  

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Two men have been jailed following an attack in Croydon

23 year olds Finian Michael Barratt and Tristan Long both pleaded guilty to GBH wounding with intent.

On Tuesday the 14th of June police were called to Mint Walk at around 6:20 in the morning after reports of a disturbance.

The men had repeatedly kicked, punched and stamped on a 56 year old man, who was on his way to work at the time.

Barratt’s been jailed for 12 years at Croydon Crown Court, with an extension of five and Long for 10 years with the same extension.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:35 pm  

A teenager has been charged with attempted murder following a stabbing in Clapham last year

A teenager has been charged with the attempted murder of a business student.

17 year old Jamel Boyce was stabbed repeatedly in a street attack in Clapham on the 14th Of October last year.

Jamel lost the majority of his brain function and has not regained consciousness since.

A 17-year-old boy from Southwark will appear in custody before Camberwell Green Magistrates' Court on Saturday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:05 pm  

A former Chelsea striker has joined an American team as a player and co-owner

Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba's joined American team Phoenix Rising as a player and co-owner.

The 39-year-old last played for Major League Soccer club Montreal Impact in November.

His new side aren't in the top flight, but hope to be part of an upcoming MLS expansion.

In two spells with Chelsea, Drogba scored 164 goals winning four Premier League titles and the Champions League.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:04 pm  

Police are trying to trace a man in connection with an assault in Epsom

Police are trying to locate a man in connection with an assault in Epsom.

An unconscious man with serious facial injuries was found on the ground by officers at around 1am on Saturday the 8th of April.

It’s reported he was attacked in the High Street near to the Clock Tower.

CCTV images have been released as part of an ongoing investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:55 pm  

Jenson Button looks the most likely to replace Fernando Alonso for McLaren at the Monaco Grand Prix

In Formula 1, Jenson Button looks the most likely to replace Fernando Alonso for McLaren at the Monaco Grand Prix.

The Woking based team have said Alonso will miss Monaco to race in the Indianapolis 500.

McLaren’s executive director Zak Brown says "conversations are ongoing" over the Spaniard's replacement.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:54 pm  

Grange Park in Coulsdon will become the first Centenary Field in South London

Grange Park in Coulsdon will become the first Centenary Field in South London this week.

Centenary Fields works across Britain with The Royal British Legion securing spaces to honour the millions who lost their lives in World War 1.

The Deputy Mayor of Croydon and others will mark the new designation by unveiling the centenary field plaque in a ceremony on Saturday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:52 pm  

A biker has been taken to hospital with neck and leg injuries following an accident in Tolworth this morning.

The air ambulance was called to Worcester Park Road just after 10am.

The man’s condition is unknown.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:59 pm  

Two applications for new primary schools in Teddington and Surbiton have been turned down.

The Stamp Education Trust’s applications were praised by the Department for Education, but it declined to give the go ahead.

The Trust says it will look to re-apply next year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:56 pm  

Questions are being asked as to why a Latvian who killed a mother on her way to work in Harlington, is not being deported.

Leigh Ann Gerrans reports.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:02 pm  

The Big Grow continues in Sutton

A farm in Wallington needs to find £60,000 over the next 7 weeks to help it survive.

The 7 acre Sutton Community Farm is open to residents who want to grow their own.

It also holds healthy eating workshops for youngsters and school groups.

It wants to build a new barn to help expand its veg box scheme, and desperately needs donors to get involved.

Manager Charlotte Steel explains why it’s vital the project can expand and grow.

For more on the campaign, click here
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:56 pm  

A police officer from Croydon has pleaded not guilty to grievous bodily harm

PC Alex Fackerell was arrested following an off duty altercation in November on Sutton High Street.

He appeared in court yesterday alongside 24 year-old, Bradley Cody, who is also charged with GBH.

Both men have been bailed, and the police officer has been placed on restricted duties.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:42 pm  

A man from Weybridge is among four people sentenced after being convicted of conspiracy to defraud in Slough

Paul, Martin and Harry Dockerill will serve a combined total of 10 years in prison.

While Jack Dockerill was given a two year sentence suspended for 18 months.

They were each found guilty of trying to defraud two engineering companies by vastly inflating their charges for work.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:16 am  

Firefighters have issued a grass fire warning after an area the size of a football pitch went up in flames in Bushy Park

Fire crews from Twickenham rushed to the scene after a large area of grass caught alight just before 1 o’clock yesterday afternoon.

The London Fire Brigade has now issued a warning over barbecues, cigarettes and glass bottles as the hot weather approaches.

Green Watch Manager at Twickenham fire station Guy Pedliham said:

“Everything is very dry at the moment so the fire caught quickly and crews worked fast to prevent it spreading any further.

Grass fires can cause a great deal of damage to open spaces and wildlife but the public can help us by making sure that cigarettes and barbecues are extinguished properly, and that glass bottles are disposed of carefully.

It's also important that if you do notice a fire on open grassland that you don't attempt to put it out yourself as they can travel very quickly and change direction without warning.

Call the fire brigade and let us know where the fire is so we can get our crews on the scene as soon as possible to stop it from spreading.”

The Brigade was called at 12.49pm and the fire was under control by 1.30pm.

Fire crews from Twickenham fire stations attended the scene.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:22 am  

Chelsea's N'Golo Kante and Eden Hazard are among those up for the Professional Footballers' Association Player of the Year award

Calum Leslie reports.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:08 am  

A pensioner from Brentford has been found guilty of two counts of sexual assault

John Muttitt, who delivered medication to vulnerable elderly patients, was convicted after a series of sexual assaults on women aged over 85.

The 78 year-old driver distributed medication to patients at their homes and care homes in the Hounslow and Isleworth.

He will be sentenced next month.

He was advised not to enter properties and not to provide any medical advice or comment on any medical queries.

The first incident was reported to the police in July 2013 by the daughter of a woman who raised concerns about an incident of sexual touching.

The victim, who is partially blind and deaf and has mobility issues, had an arrangement with Muttitt to deliver her medication and he was provided with a key code to access the house.

On this occasion Muttitt entered the victim’s house and inappropriately touched her whilst pretending to carry out a medical examination, despite having no experience or the relevant qualifications.

Officers carried out enquiries in relation to this allegation with the pharmacy Muttitt worked for and he was consequently arrested and interviewed.

He admitted to touching the victim when checking her heart but denied allegations of sexual touching and he was subsequently released owing to a lack of evidence.

Two further incidents with almost identical circumstances were reported to police in August 2015.

Still working for the pharmacy, Muttitt had been delivering medicine to the second victim for a number of months and would often enter her house and talk for up to 30 minutes.

On two occasions the victim, who suffers from Cerebral Palsy, Parkinson’s and has a speech impediment and mobility issues, welcomed Muttitt into her home and he inappropriately touched her, taking advantage of her vulnerability.

The victim reported the incidents after confiding in her carer and officers arrested Muttitt again for sexual touching.

When officers attended the address to take Muttitt into custody, it was established that another victim had disclosed an allegation of sexual touching to the warden against him.

Muttitt’s third victim who suffers from dementia said she was grabbed and kissed while she stood at her door.

He was charged with four counts of sexual touching on 16 July 2016.

Officers carried out enquiries with other women Muttitt delivered medication to however no further allegations have been made to police.

Muttitt was convicted of two offences relating to ‘victim 1’ and ‘victim 2’.

He was found not guilty of the alleged offence involving ‘victim 3’; the jury failed to reach a verdict in relation to an offence involving ‘victim 2’.

PC Ben Lawrence-Smith, from Hounslow Community Safety Unit said:

“Muttitt took advantage of the fact that these victims were elderly, vulnerable, and often living alone.

Due to having mobility issues the victims used a pharmacy delivery service as a way of obtaining their medication without difficulty and Muttitt abused his position of trust. There may very well be other victims who have yet to come forward.

We know that Muttitt was delivering medication to patients in the Hounslow area between 2010 and 2015 and would urge anyone who has yet to come forward to do so.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police in Hounslow on 101 or via Twitter @MetCC

Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:16 am  

Southern announces further talks with RMT, which could end misery for Clapham commuters

Southern Rail have announced that further talks with the RMT union are to be held later this month.

Commuters using Clapham Junction station as well as Wandsworth Common and others on the network have seen journeys affected for almost a year.

The dispute is over the introduction of driver-only operated trains.

Meanwhile, members from Aslef have recently voted again to reject proposals to resolve the ongoing row.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 am  

Health professionals in Leatherhead have advice for this bank holiday weekend

Ahead of the bank holiday weekend this Easter, health experts in Surrey are giving advice on where to get help if needed.

For non urgent queries, pharmacies will be open and NHS 111 which is available 24 hours a day, if you need to speak to a healthcare professional.

A Chief Nurse at NHS Surrey Downs CCG in Leatherhead wants to remind us that some pharmacies in Surrey Downs will be open to stock up on medicines or for advice.

In a health emergency you should always dial 999.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am  

Putney MP says schools should help 'ordinary working families'

Putney MP and Education Secretary Justine Greening says she wants England’s schools to do more to help ‘ordinary working families.’

A new analysis from the government has shown that a majority of selective school places go to more affluent families.

She’s due to give a speech at St Mary’s University later to say that the school system needs to find ways to support struggling families.

Ms Greening will also defend the expansion of grammar schools, despite the recent criticisms.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 am  

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Police are concerned for teenage girl missing from Croydon

Officers are appealing for the public’s help to locate a vulnerable teenage girl who is missing from Croydon.

16-year old Chantelle Harris hasn’t been seen since she left her home on Tuesday.

She’s described as a light skinned black girl, 5ft 4 and of slim build. She has corn rows at the front of her hair and a pony tail on top.

Chantelle is known to the Streatham and Upper Norwood areas. Anyone with information on her whereabouts should contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:23 pm  

Man from Hounslow sentenced to 120 hours of unpaid work.

A man from Hounslow has been sentenced to 120 hours of unpaid work.

19 year old Hashmeet Kapoor pleaded guilty to possessing thousands of nitrous oxide capsules at Staines magistrates Court on Tuesday.

Mr Kapoor was originally charged with two counts of possession and intent to supply the capsules in March.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:21 pm  

The contractor in charge of Sutton’s bin rounds, says there won’t be a repeat of last weekend’s chaos

Lucy Mayer takes a look back at “Bin Gate.”

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:11 pm  

Today marks International Day for Street Children.

Twickenham based charity ‘StreetInvest’ is working to allocate an adult to every child on the streets of impoverished countries.

This year, its teamed up with another charity ‘The Basement Door’, which aims to “empower youngsters in Richmond.”

Together, they’ve released a charity single with all proceeds will going back into StreetInvest.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:22 pm  

A father of two has been bitten by a 3 foot long snake in Hounslow.

27 year old Josh Rose is recovering in hospital following the incident on Hounslow Heath on Saturday afternoon.

He told The Sun he thought he was “going to die” when he was bitten by the Adder while picknicking with his children.

He went into anaphylactic shock, but managed to reach hospital in time.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:22 pm  

An inquest’s heard an Antiques Roadshow expert was taken to hospital during a psychotic episode and suffered a cardiac arrest.

34 year old Alice Gibson-Watt from Fulham also sustained an injury to her liver and died days later.

She gave birth to her first child in 2012.

She was taken to a specialist mental health unit at West Middlesex Hospital in Isleworth with suspected post partum psychosis.

The inquest, expected to last a month, will look at how she was restrained and if that caused injury.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:21 pm  

A homeless man has been jailed for life for what a judge has called a "shocking and wicked" murder.

Hotel worker Pardeep Kaur, was found dead under Harlington Bridge last October.

She'd been sexually assaulted.

25-year-old Vadims Ruskuls will serve at least 30 years in prison.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:21 pm  

A pair of landlords in Banstead has been fined £7,000 after failing to provide adequate heating to their tenants.

John and Deborah-Anne Solomi, were convicted under the Housing Act, after they didn’t carry-out essential improvements.

Officers from Reigate & Banstead Council looked at the property in Garrett’s Lane, after being alerted by the tenant.

They say they found the health risks to be “significant.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:20 pm  

A Former world champion kickboxer and convicted sex offender from Epsom has been jailed for four years.

Curtis Page, was found guilty of two counts of indecent assault on Monday.

He had been convicted at Isleworth Crown Court last summer.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:20 pm  

A Scottish nurse who survived Ebola is planning to go back to Sierra Leone for the first time since she got the virus.

Pauline Cafferkey contracted it in 2014 and has suffered a series of further health scares and complications.

She was cleared of misconduct last year, after claims she deliberately concealed her high temperature when she arrived back at Heathrow.

Pauline’s told the BBC a fundraising trip in May will help bring "closure" after a "terrible couple of years"
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:19 pm  

An enforcement officer has been threatened with a hammer in Mortlake

It happened after a row over an unpaid parking ticket escalated this morning.

The suspect intimidated the officer with a hammer and punctured one of his tyres, after his car was clamped.

Police arrested the man in his early thirties on Ship Lane.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:29 pm  

The death of Surrey University student Viktor Ivanelo is not thought to be suspicious

Police discovered his body underneath a railway arch near Surbiton station in Balaclava Road, last month.

He had been missing for over a month after leaving his friend's house in Esher.

A post mortem examination has now been carried out and there is not believed to be any suspicious circumstances surrounding his death or any third party involvement.

A file has been passed to the coroner.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:13 am  

Over 700 Freedom passes in Hounslow belong to deceased people

The council says it’s losing £11,000 every year because of fraud.

They have now cancelled the passes to stop them being used.

It says anyone caught misusing them will prosecuted.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:08 am  

Thousands raised for Charlie Gard from Bedfont for life-saving treatment

Donations are pouring in for a seriously ill baby's treatment, even though a judge has ruled the 8-month old should be allowed to die.

The decision was made because Charlie Gard has such bad brain damage, he’s being kept alive by a life support machine.

His parents from Bedfont are considering appealing against the decision made at the High Court yesterday.

They want to take him to America for experimental treatment.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am  

Concerns grow for missing teenager from Earlsfield

Police are appealing for help to locate a teenager missing from Earlsfield.

15-year old Bailey Kelley-Campbell was last seen at 5.30 last night, wearing a grey tracksuit with white jacket.

If you have seen Bailey or know where he might be you should contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 am  

'Light Prosecco' introduced to venues in Croydon and Fulham

There is a new diet prosecco that is being introduced to pubs across London.

Gancia Leggero, the ‘light prosecco’ has 75% less sugar than normal prosecco, but still has the same alcohol content of 11.5%.

The new fizzy drink is arriving in 18 pubs around London, including venues in the Croydon, Fulham and Shepherds Bush.

The announcement comes just months after it was revealed prosecco-drinkers face higher prices in the wake of Brexit.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 am  

GoFundMe will speak to Bedfont parents who lost High Court case about baby's life support machine

GoFundMe says it'll speak privately to the parents of Charlie Gard.

A high court judge has ruled doctors will be allowed to withdraw his life support.

The 8 month old from Bedfont has a rare genetic condition.

His parents had raised over a million pounds to take him to America for pioneering treatment.

Their solicitor, Laura Hobey-Hamsher, spoke outside court yesterday.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:11 am  

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Man hunt in Croydon

A man hunt’s been launched in Croydon.

Officers want to find 43 year old Jeffrey Major regarding two burglaries in Purley in January and one in Kilburn in February.

He’s known to have links to the Croydon, Notting Hill and Hayes areas.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:14 pm  

If you and your child argue over their maths and history homework, this next story could be for you.

Researchers at Egham’s Royal Holloway say children could get better maths results if their lessons are in the morning.

They looked at academic achievement, class timetables and absence rates at a Bulgarian school over nine years.

But they found the opposite is true for history classes; pupils do better in those lessons when they're taught in the afternoon.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:11 pm  

A man suspected of driving a lorry into crowds in Stockholm has confessed to a terrorist crime, according to his lawyer.

Chris Bevington, from Leatherhead, was among four people killed in the Swedish capital on Friday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:28 pm  

A property company has been fined £460,000, almost 6 years after a fire at a care home in Hinchley Wood killed an elderly resident.

FirstPort Limited, formerly Peverel Management Services, was prosecuted by Surrey Fire and Rescue following the blaze at Gibson Court in September 2011.

The management firm pleaded guilty to four fire safety offences including failing to carry out a risk assessment of the building.

The fine is one of the largest ever imposed for breaches of fire safety regs.

Following the sentencing, Nigel Gray, Assistant Group Commander at Surrey Fire and Rescue Service, said:

“A fire which began in a television set spread rapidly across the retirement home’s entire roof and became a devastating blaze which forced firefighters to return several times to a burning building to rescue vulnerable residents and sadly led to the death of one of them.

Our thoughts remain with the family of Irene Cockerton at this time.

The fine imposed in this case is one of the biggest that we know of for a breach of fire safety regulations and we hope it sends a clear message to businesses to take seriously their responsibilities to keep people safe from fire.

We will always work with businesses to help them comply with fire safety laws but where we find breaches which risk lives or serious injury we won’t hesitate to prosecute.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:14 pm  

Epsom and St Helier A&E patients "receive treatment quicker than anywhere else in London."

The NHS trust says it has pioneered a new approach to emergency care.

It implemented the policy, dubbed ‘patient flow’ after a winter vomiting bug put pressure on bed numbers in December 2015.

Under the programme hospital leaders arrange ‘huddle’ meetings together at 9am, 11am and 3pm in order to assess patients on site.

Medically fit people are discharged to free up beds in acute emergency wards and inpatients are cared for on the right speciality ward for their condition.

After it adopted the scheme, the trust says it reached the NHS target for 2016/17 to treat 95% of patients within 4 hours.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:54 pm  

Gordon Ramsay’s father in law has pleaded guilty to plotting to unlawfully access his business system.

Christopher Hutcheson has admitted conspiring to hack computers relating to Gordon Ramsay Holdings Limited.

The celebrity chef from Wandsworth was alerted to the plot between October 2010 and March 2011.

Hutcheson’s two sons also pleaded guilty, but his daughter Orlanda Butland denied the same charge during the hearing at the Old Bailey.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:25 pm  

Doctors can withdraw life support of baby Charlie Gard

The High Court's ruled doctors can withdraw life-support treatment from sick baby Charlie Gard against his parents' wishes.

The 8 month old from Bedfont is on a life support machine.

His parents have raised over £1 million to take him to America for pioneering treatment.

But doctors had argued it would not work.

Our reporter explains why the Judge made the ruling he did.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:22 pm  

Police are concerned for a missing 64-year-old woman from Balham who may need urgent medical attention

May Francis was last seen outside her home on Weir Road on Friday.

On the day of her disappearance she left with a blanket and money, and could be driving a Honda CR-V.

Mrs Francis is described as a white woman, a medium build with blonde hair.

Anyone who has seen May Francis is asked to contact police at Lambeth on 101 or via Twitter @MetCC
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:07 pm  

Parents of a critically ill baby from Bedfont, at the centre of a High Court treatment battle, should learn his fate later.

8-month-old Charlie Gard’s parents have raised over £1 million to take him to the US for pioneering treatment.

He suffers from a rare genetic illness and has brain damage.

But doctors argue his life support system should be switched off and a palliative care regime put in place.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:59 pm  

Man talked to safety from Kew Bridge

A man has been detained after threatening to jump from Kew Bridge.

Police were called at 1.20pm where they found the man "threatening self harm."

The Bridge was closed for about half an hour but is in the process of being re-opened.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:44 pm  

A controversial new bin recycling scheme in Sutton is causing chaos.

The Council ended its weekly service and handed responsibility for collections to waste management company Veolia last week.

Homeowners now have five bins of varying sizes that are collected weekly or fortnightly.

But residents have taken to Twitter to vent their anger at missed collections, with some waiting over 5 days.

The Council has blamed the problems on the initial setting up of the service.

On Saturdays, over 1,000 turned up at B&Q to collect new bins, but were told the delivery lorry had run out of stock, causing huge queues.

The Council has since apologised.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:09 pm  

A fromer teacher at a school in Hounslow has been jailed for 17 years

A former teacher, who raped a 13-year-old schoolgirl and sexually abused another student in Hounslow, has been jailed for 17-years.

Police launched an investigation after Stephen Thomas, was caught sexually assaulting the underage girl in 2015.

Later, officers discovered he had also been involved in a sexual relationship years before with a second teenage victim, who was his student.

The 30-year-old was sentenced at Isleworth Crown Court yesterday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:31 pm  

Appeal for missing teenage girl believed to have travelled to Croydon

Police believe a teenage girl missing from a care home in Wales has travelled to Croydon, where she used to live.

14 year-old Jasmine Dunnett was last seen on Monday in South Wales.

She also has connections in the Kennington area.

She is described as a white girl, 5ft 4ins tall and of a medium build. She has long red hair and a tattoo on her left arm with lettering of a friend's name and one on her left hand with a shooting star. It is not known what she was last seen wearing.

Anyone who has seen Jasmine Dunnett or has any information about her whereabouts is asked to contact officers at Croydon on 101 or via Twitter @MetCC
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:25 am  

Wimbledon's Walking for Paws raises over £2,000

98 dogs and their owners took to the Common on Saturday.

The aim was to raise money for the Blue Cross animal charity via Hand in Hand pub staff member Christine Blackman who is running her 4th London marathon on behalf of the charity.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:32 am  

Kingston Council’s been given the green light to build a new Lidl headquarters in Tolworth

The £70 million scheme, approved by the Mayor of London, will see the regeneration of the land off Jubilee Way.

It’s also promising to bring improvements to the area, and nearby A3 Tolworth roundabout.

Members of Kingston council voted unanimously to grant planning permission to food retailer last-year.

They are waiting to finalise a deal with the developer before granting planning permission.

Councillor Kevin Davis, Leader of Kingston Council, said:

“This is excellent news for Tolworth and the borough. The scheme brings with it huge opportunities for local jobs for local people - the new office space could see Lidl’s head office workforce grow from 450 to 750 and 5 percent of the new roles being reserved for trainees or apprentices.

As the population of Kingston grows, we need to ensure that there’s infrastructure to support it, including jobs, more homes and good transport links. Securing a multi-million investment in a state of the art, sustainable building as well as the surrounding area is the best result for our residents, our economy and our Royal Borough.”

As part of the negotiations with the council, the retailer has also committed to providing opportunities for local suppliers within its growing supply chain, which is set to grow by 250 new stores across London alone.

Ingo Fischer, Lidl UK Board Director for Expansion and Development, said:

"We are greatly encouraged by the Mayor of London's response to our proposed HQ development in Tolworth and will continue to work closely with Kingston Council to finalise plans."

The scheme was then referred to the Greater London Authority, the Mayor of London’s office, for conclusion.

Following the move by the Greater London Authority, the council says it will now look to finalise the Section 106 levy, which is the financial contribution made by the developer for community benefit.

Once in place, the council will be able to issue the decision notice, granting planning permission for the multi-million pound building.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:30 am  

Investigations continue after the death of a baby in Tolworth

The four month old was taken to hospital yesterday morning after ambulance crews were called to reports of an unwell child at a flat in Tolworth Broadway.

The 4 month old baby was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

No arrests have been made.

The death is being treated as unexplained.

Officers from the Sexual Offences, Exploitation and Child Abuse Command have been informed and are carrying out enquiries into the circumstances of the death.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:26 am  

Crystal Palace manager Sam Allardyce believes his side should be safe from Premier League relegation with "one or two more results"

They beat Arsenal 3-nil at Selhurst Park to go six points clear of the bottom three.

It's their second victory over a top four team in nine days - having won against leaders Chelsea.

Winger Wilfried Zaha says they've shown they won't be intimidated.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:13 am  

'Leader shortage' means 51,000 children wait to join Scouts

Tens of thousands of young people are being forced to wait to join the Scouts because of a lack of volunteers.

51,000 youngsters are on standby for a place, the highest figure in scouting history.

The Scout Association says record numbers of people are signing up to help out, but most of them only have a limited amount of time to give.

Leaders are at their lowest numbers in Surrey, Devon and Merseyside.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:37 am  

Police have returned to the scene of a stabbing in Clapham which left a 17 year-old boy in a permanent vegetative state

They are appealing for witness to come forward after Jamel Boyce was knifed in Triangle Place in October.

He remains in hospital and is unlikely to make a significant recovery.

Four males were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and bailed pending further enquires.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:36 am  

Fire officers from Hammersmith and Heston fight 8 pump fire

Firemen from Hammersmith and Heston were part of eight fire engines and around 60 firefighters called to a blaze in Hayes. Eleven crews were involved in total.

The flames ripped through the rooves of four houses.

Twelve people left the houses before the Brigade arrived.

It took just under 3 hours for the fire to be brought under control and fire officers had to remove cylinders which were nearby.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Picture courtesy of Blair Leipst
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:33 am  

Monday, 10 April 2017

Eagles celebrate with six points clear of relegation

Carshalton and Wallington’s MP Tom Brake took to twitter ahead of tonight’s football match at Selhurst Park.

The Crystal Palace fan tweeted saying “warm-ups looking good, let’s make it count” along with a picture of the players on the pitch.

Palace beat Arsenal 3-nil this evening, moving them six points clear of the Premier League relegation zone.

Yohan Cabaye was one of the scorers.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:48 pm  

Fashion chain Jaeger has collapsed into administration

Around 700 jobs are under threat at luxury fashion chain Jaeger.

The firm has collapsed into administration after attempts to sell the business failed.

The retailer, which has struggled to compete on the high street, had been on the market for £30 million.

The company has stores and concessions in the South East, including Chelsea, Kingston and Wimbledon.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:05 pm  

A four month old boy died this morning at a South London hospital

Police and Ambulance services were called to a flat on Tolworth Broadway at 7:55 this morning following reports of a child being unwell.

A four month old boy was taken to a South London hospital and was pronounced dead at 8.50am.

Officers from the Sexual Offences, Exploitation and Child Abuse Command have been informed and are carrying out enquiries.

No arrests have been made.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:22 pm  

A University of Surrey professor has found a new way to reverse water contamination.

Emeritus Professor of physical chemistry Danil de Namor is leading the research that has found a new type of ‘super-molecule’

It can seek and remove pharmaceuticals from water in an effective and environmentally friendly way.

The contamination of water can be caused by the manufacturing of medications like the contraceptive pill, and pesticides from allotments.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:14 pm  

A man has been attacked in Epsom town centre.

The victim in his 20s was found just before 1am on Saturday near the Clock Tower.

He was taken to Epsom Hospital with face injuries but has since been discharged.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:52 pm  

A crowd of around 80 people gathered in Brentford on Saturday to protest against the third runway at Heathrow.

The event was organised by the growing community campaign group Brentford and Hounslow stop third runway.

They say they intend to fight the ill-conceived proposal all the way which will affect residents living under the flight path.

The government’s consultation on Heathrow’s proposal ends in May.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:50 pm  

A man has been jailed for 12 years for possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life and a string of other offences.

21 year old Kyle Kiffin was arrested after a search of one of his associate’s homes in New Addington.

During the search, a loaded .22 calibre pistol was recovered; Kiffin was stopped as he made his getaway.

He was found to be in possession of four rounds of live ammunition, 25 wraps of cannabis and a quantity of suspected Class A drugs.

The ammunition was of the same calibre as the firearm and matched the ammunition found loaded within the gun.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:23 pm  

The Department of Health says it will respond to a campaign to re-instate free IVF treatment in Croydon.

A council committee wrote to Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt last week asking him to sort the row.

It’s after the area’s clinical commissioning group made the decision to withdraw free treatment for the infertile.

At the time, the CCG said it needed to make savings.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:22 pm  

Police investigating the Stockholm lorry attack have interviewed 600 people.

They've also revealed they've carried out a number of raids since Friday.

Four people were killed including British man Chris Bevington.

His parents, from Leatherhead, have been leading the tributes to him.

Swedish authorities firmly believe a 39 year old Uzbek national they've detained was the driver of the stolen beer truck.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:01 pm  

The prison where Levi Bellfield is being held, is offering inmates chemical castration.

HMP Frankland in County Durham hopes the move will help rehabilitate some of the worst offenders.

Bellfield was convicted of murdering Walton schoolgirl Milly Dowler in 2002.

He also killed Amelie Delagrange in Twickenham and Marsha McDonnell in Hampton.

The chemical castration scheme was formed by the National Offender Management Service, in partnership with NHS England.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

The salary of the Southern Rail boss has almost doubled despite a year of strikes and delays.

It’s been revealed that Charles Horton’s pay has risen from £263,000 to nearly £500,000 even though his company lost £15 million.

Southern have been hit by more than 30 days of strikes by the RMT and Aslef unions.

The Liberal Democrat MP for Carshalton and Wallington Tom Brake said the salary figure is “absolutely outrageous.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:59 pm  

It seems fiery chef Gordon Ramsay is a bit of a dragon at home too.

The 50 year old from Wandsworth has told The Telegraph he won’t be leaving his money to his children in his will.

They’re also not allowed to eat in his restaurants or travel in first class with him.

Instead, Mr Ramsay says they need to “work hard” for their money and not make it their “number 1 objective.”

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:59 pm  

A university student from Feltham has died on a sports trip in Italy.

John Igboanugo was on the trip with the University of Surrey’s American Football team the Surrey Stingers.

Italian authorities say he died of suspected meningitis but his cause of death is still being treated as unexplained.

The young athlete was in his first year of university studying physics; his classmates are aiming to raise £3,000 for an on campus memorial.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:58 pm  

Surrey police officers were among the thousands attending today’s funeral for PC Keith Palmer.

Chief Constable Nick Ephgrave and Melanie Warnes, the Chair of Police Federation for Surrey travelled to Westminster for the event.

The funeral of the policeman, who died in the London terror attack, involved the largest ever gathering of officers in the UK.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:13 am  

Commuters travelling through Surbiton station were left bemused by an announcement saying the train delays were due to snow.

The delays are part of a larger disruption facing many South West trains today due to a track failure at Waterloo.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:11 am  

Sutton Police honour PC Keith Palmer

Sutton's Police officers are among thousands of officers nationwide who are remembering Westminster terrorist attack victim Keith Palmer.

He died after being stabbed while patrolling the Palace of Westminster gates.

His funeral will take place in London's Southwark Cathedral later.

Thousands are expected to line the route.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:52 am  

Owners of "eyesore" in North Cheam are being urged to develop it or sell it on

Victoria House has been empty since 2006.

Stonegate Homes acquired the site in 2013, but sold it on last year to Home Group.

It's unclear why the site was never developed, as Stonegate say they "would love to see it developed too."

Residents are now calling on the new owners to either "develop it or sell it on."

A year ago, Home Group published its plans for re-development, pictured above, but no work has started yet.

At the time, it said it hopes to build 90 new apartments and shops as part of a £28m regeneration of the area.

It also said it "plans to build apartment buildings of varying heights from four to 10 storeys which have been designed to be staggered to break up the mass of the building and to integrate into the skyline of the area."

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:46 am  

Heathrow’s boss says the airport has taken steps to prepare against a terrorist attack.

CEO John Holland Kaye confirmed the news.

The airport is already routinely patrolled by armed guards.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:35 am  

Commuters heading between Waterloo and Chessington can expect delays for the rest of the day.

It’s after platforms 1 to 4 were closed at Waterloo earlier for urgent track repairs.

A number of other routes were also affected, but no trains are able to run between Waterloo and Chessington South.

Stay tuned to Jackie for the latest travel.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:34 am  

Police have swarmed a house in Wandsworth after receiving reports of a man with a gun.

Officers were called to an address in Fontarabia Road at 10:50 am yesterday.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of possessing a firearm and remains in custody.

There were no reported injuries and no shots were fired.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:05 am  

Hounslow is one of the worst offenders for fly tipping in the country it has emerged.

Environment secretary Andrea Leadsom is announcing a new litter strategy which will help communities blighted by fly-tipping.

Councils reported nearly a million cases of fly-tipping in 2015-16 which cost almost £50m to clear up.

Hounslow had the fourth highest rate of fly-tipping in the country while Hammersmith and Fulham us eighth.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:05 am  

Weybridge golfer Paul Casey enjoys good run at Masters

Spain's Sergio Garcia has won the US Masters at Augusta National - beating England's Justin Rose in a sudden death play-off.

Both finished on nine-under after a gripping encounter which saw the lead switching both ways up to the final hole in the fourth round.

Garcia was seeking his first major title in 74 attempts.

It was a good tournament for Paul Casey from Weybridge he finished on 4 under par to take 6th place.

Cheam’s Ross Fisher tied for 41st place; he finished on 7 over par.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:03 am  

Wallington racer Weir wins Paris Marathon

Britain's six-time Paralympic champion David Weir has won the Paris Marathon men's wheelchair race.

Thirty-seven-year-old Weir, from Wallington, clocked one hour 29 minutes and 25 seconds as he prepares for the London Marathon.

He says he’ll retire after that race on April 23.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:26 am  

Sunday, 9 April 2017

People encouraged to change their community in Surrey.

People in Surrey are being invited to take part in a nationwide campaign which could see them win £1,000 to change the face of their community.

Skin expert, Green People, which is celebrating its 20th year in business, is offering the cash incentive.

Whether it be a charity project, or improving your community area, the initiative wants people with ideas to come forward.

The deadline for entries is Monday 31st July, details can be found on the Green people website.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:40 pm  

Business Networking Event in Croydon

Croydon’ small businesses are being encouraged to meet larger business leaders at a networking event at the end of April.

The aim of the Value Croydon event is to get businesses talking to each other to improve the town’s economy and employment rates.

It’s taking place on 20th April. To find out more, check Croydon Council’s website.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:37 pm  

A father from Leatherhead leads tributes to his Son killed in Stockholm attack.

Tributes have been paid to a British man killed in Friday's terror attack in Stockholm.

41-year-old Chris Bevington was one of four people who died when a hijacked lorry was driven into a department store.

His dad John who is from Leatherhead has described him as "a wonderful husband, son, father and brother".

His employer Spotify says "there are no words for how missed he will be or for how sad we all are to have lost him like this".

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:34 pm  

Hayes and Harlington MP John McDonnell hits out at Party's Deputy Leader.

The Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell has hit out at his party’s Deputy Leader for supporting US airstrikes in Syria.

The MP for Hayes and Harlington says Tom Watson was’ wrong’ to back US military action against President Assad’s regime.

It comes amid chaos among Labour MP’s with many coming out in support of the strikes despite Mr Corbyn claiming it will inflame the

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:29 pm  

A gun shot is heard close to Thornton Heath Recreation Ground

Police are appealing for information in Thornton Heath following reports a gun shot was heard on Friday afternoon.

Officers were called at around 4.30pm to Winterbourne Road, close to the Thornton Heath recreational ground.

No injuries have been reported.

Witnesses recall seeing the firearm being pointed in the direction of some people on mopeds.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:22 pm  

Police are appealing for help to find a 14-year old girl who has gone missing from Ealing.

Paulina Miller was last seen at 7pm on Wednesday 5th April when she boarded a southbound Bakerloo line train at Piccadilly Circus.

She is described as 5ft4in tall of slim build, with blue eyes and shoulder length blonde hair.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:30 am  

South West Trains will be offering free travel for all police officers wishing to attend the funeral of PC Keith Palmer tomorrow.

The police officer was killed by Khalid Masood during the Westminster terrorist attack in March.

His body will be taken to the Palace of Westminster ahead of his funeral. It’s a rare honour and requires the consent of the Queen.

Police officers can travel to the event for free if they provide valid ID.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:04 am  

Hammersmith and Fulham residents are to be the first in London to drive electric cars for free.

It comes after council leader Stephan Cowan negotiated a year’s free membership for residents to its new electric car club, Bluecity.

The initiative is part of the councils drive to become the greenest borough in the country.

The council will be hosting market stalls to show case their projects both past and present on the 26th of April at Lyric Square.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:06 am  

Police appeal after teenage girl goes missing from Pollards Hill

Police in Croydon are appealing for the public's help in finding a missing teenage girl.

16 year-old Aisha Javaid was last seen at around midday on 7th April leaving her home in Pollards Hill.

Officers and her family are concerned as it is significantly out of character and has never gone missing before.

Aisha is described as Asian, around 4ft 11ins tall and with a slim build. She was last seen wearing a black hijab, glasses, black skinny jeans and a black jacket.

She is known to frequent Croydon and east London.

Anyone who has seen Aisha or who knows of her whereabouts is urged to contact police in Croydon via 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:28 am  

New bus stop refurbishment in Croydon fails to impress

Croydon council and Transport for London have come under fire from residents after a £5.4 million refurbishment of local bus stops appeared to make no difference.

The latest phase of work took six months to complete and after they were unveiled yesterday, the results have not gone down well in the local community.

On resident said that “they are exactly the same, but with green roofs and fewer barriers.”

The project took a month longer than originally planned.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:32 am  

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