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Saturday, 1 July 2017

Stamford Bridge and other Premier League Clubs to have cladding checked

Premier League and Football League clubs have been asked to check on any external cladding on their stadiums, including at Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge.

It comes after the Grenfell Tower fire, where the cladding is thought to have contributed to the spread of the fire that killed at least 80 people.

The Sports Ground Safety Authority has also written to Wembley Stadium and the Principality Stadium.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:37 pm  

Two arrests made at Heathrow this morning

Two men were arrested this morning at Heathrow Airport on suspicion of terrorism offences.

Both men, aged 21 were detained just after 10am after arriving on a flight from Turkey.

The arrests were intelligence-led and West Midlands police say there is no immediate threat to the public.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:08 pm  

Djokovic will start Wimbledon in good spirits

Novak Djokovic will go into the start of Wimbledon next week on the back of a first Eastbourne International tennis title.

The world number four beat Gael Monfils in straight sets in the final. - 6-3 6-4.

Karolina Pliskova got past former world number one Caroline Wozniacki in the women's final.

Meanwhile, Murray plays his first match of the tournament on Monday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:53 pm  

Man walks along M25 in bid to find cashpoint

Police have revealed that a man found walking along the M25 hard shoulder this morning was following his satnav to find a cashpoint.

The man in his 20’s was located in the anticlockwise section between junction 14 for Heathrow and junction 13 for Stanies.

The man was visiting from Spain.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:35 pm  

Firefighters issue safety warning after aerosol can overheats at Thornton Heath shop

Firefighters are warning people not to place aerosol cans close to heat sources.
This is after a butane canister overheated causing a shop front to blow out in Thornton Heath earlier this week.

A parked car outside the shop was also damaged. Two members of staff and customers self-evacuated.

A further two people living in the flats above the shop left before the Brigade arrived at the scene.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:07 pm  

Missing man in Streatham

A 60 year old man is missing from Streatham.

Police say they are concerned for Paul Rathbone’s welfare and have urged anyone who sees him to contact 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:18 pm  

BA staff launch strike at Heathrow Airport

British Airways cabin crew at Heathrow have launched a 16 day strike following a long running dispute over pay.
Members of Unite in the so-called mixed fleet, those who have joined since 2010 walked out at midnight.

Unite say the action has forced the airline to both cancel flights and lease aircrafts from Qatar Airways.

However, despite the industrial action BA say all its customers will be able to travel to their destinations.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:04 pm  

Appeal for young Woking boy

The family of a young Woking boy have made an appeal to fund a specialist piece of equipment he is in desperate need of.
11 year old Dylan Carter has rare condition that affects his mobility.

The condition leaves Dylan crying out in pain if he has to sit in his wheelchair.

Nearly £6,000 is needed.

The piece of equipment is a cross between a wheelchair, bed and therapy table and would mean that he is more comfortable at home.

To donate, click here

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:21 pm  

Ed Davey could be party leader says the man who captured him on celluloid

A West London film-maker has given his backing to Ed Davey as leader of the Lib Dems.

Mr Davey has made it clear that he’s not in the running for the post – nearby Twickenham MP Sir Vince Cable is standing.

Claude Green made a film about the Surbiton member of parliament and spent a year recording the politician’s sessions with needy constituents.

'So what does your MP do?' shows the former cabinet minister trying to sort out complex issues of housing and residency in the UK.

The director told Sarah Onions he got to know his subject:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:54 pm  

New Malden centre launches fundraising with a fun run

New Malden’s Malden Centre has launched its new fundraising campaign.

The site held a number of activities to raise money for Parkinson’s UK last year.

Over the next 12 months, it will do the same for St George’s Hospital Charity in Tooting.

The first event of the new campaign is a 5k family fun run taking place on Saturday at 9am.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:35 am  

Second charged over Croydon murder of Tino Makwanya

A second man has been charged with the murder of Tino Makwanya in Croydon.

26 year old Mahad Ibrahim of Columbine Avenue in South Croydon has been charged with murder.

He will appear in custody at Bromley Magistrates' Court later.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:12 am  

Man from Hampton Wick is jailed for drugs

A Kingston man has been jailed for the possession of thousands of pounds of drugs.

31 year old Ardi Kurdi, 31 of Lexington Place in Hampton Wick was charged with possession with intent to supply class A drugs and possession of criminal property and £3,000 in cash.

Production of cannabis which was discovered at his home.

He pleaded guilty at Wood Green Crown Court and was jailed for five years; two other men were also jailed.

He’s also subject to confiscation orders under the Proceeds of Crime Act.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:18 am  

New leader for Richmond Council

Conservative councillors in Richmond will recommend that Councillor Paul Hodgins takes over as the new Leader of the Council next week.

This follows the announcement by Lord True that he will not be seeking re-election in 2018 and is stepping down as Leader on the 4th of July.

Councillor Hodgins has been in office since 2006, representing Barnes West, and has held a cabinet position for schools and children’s services.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:17 am  

Fire audit of tower block in Cranford

Fire risk audits have been carried out by the London Fire Brigade on the Clements Court tower in Cranford.

Work to remove the cladding on the building has already begun and is expected to take 2 to 3 weeks.

Otherwise, the leader of Hounslow Council, Steve Curran, says the building is largely compliant and the deficiencies will be corrected as soon as possible.

These include replacing the residents’ front doors with up-to-date fire doors which close automatically and give 30 minutes protection in the event of a fire.

The Council will also continue to provide fire watch patrols until the cladding is removed.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:19 am  

Friday, 30 June 2017

Venus Williams is sued ahead of Wimbledon start on Monday

Venus William’s publicist says she will play at Wimbledon next week, despite her being sued by the family of a man who died in a car crash.

Police in Florida say she jumped a red light, hitting a car and seriously injuring the 78-year old passenger, who died two weeks later.

She’s accused of causing the crash, but has denied it.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:30 pm  

Sex offender from Croydon is jailed

A man has been jailed for a series of sexual offences against members of his own family and a child who belonged to a family friend.

53 yaer old David Defontaine has been handed 18 years behind bars.

The first allegation was made to police in 2015 after an 11-year-old girl told her mother she was being abused by Defontaine.

Allegations were also made by his ex-partner, whom he met in 1992 when he was working as a bus driver and she was a 14-year-old passenger.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

This year's Wimbledon Championship could be most popular yet

Tennis fans from around the world have been arriving in record numbers for the Wimbledon Championships, which starts on Monday.

There’s been a surge in inbound flights, hotels and room bookings compared with last year, which suggests this year’s tournament could be even more popular.

According to the lettings website, bookings for rooms in Merton and Wandsworth are up 73 per cent.

Many Spanish fans are hoping to see two-times champion Rafa Nadal, after he missed last year’s tournament due to injury.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:30 pm  

Kensington and Chelsea Council leader steps down following Grenfell Tower fire

The leader of Kensington and Chelsea Council has announced his resignation.

The authority's response to the Grenfell Tower fire has faced heavy criticism.

Nicholas Paget-Brown was also attacked over his a decision to try to hold a cabinet meeting in private last night.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:30 pm  

Public should keep their eyes out in Battersea Park

If you go down to the woods today, be aware of a rather large surprise.

Members of the public are being advised to keep an eye out for non-poisonous snakes in and around Battersea Park.

Over the past fortnight, three juvenile Royal Pythons have been found in the area.

They are not venomous and are quite docile, and if scared or threatened they tend to roll up into a ball and hide.

Their normal diet is small rodents such as mice.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Andy Murray knows who he will play at Wimbledon on Monday

Andy Murray's found out he'll face Kazakhstan's Alexander Bublik in the first round of Wimbledon on Monday.

Meanwhile Johanna Konta's had to pull out of her Eastbourne semi-final with a spine injury.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:30 pm  

Two arrests made over murder of man in Croydon

Detectives investigating the shooting of Tino Makwanya in Croydon have made two arrests.

The two men in their 20s were arrested yesterday and remain in police custody.

Tino was shot on the Croydon flyover at the junction with Park Lane, when he was the passenger in a Volkswagen Golf.

Police are still appealing for witnesses, anyone with information should contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

UPDATE: Charlie Gard has been given more time before life support is turned off

Charlie Gard's parents have been given more time before his life support is switched off.

Chris Gard and Connie Yates lost a long running legal battle for 10-month old Charlie to be taken to the US for treatment.

The baby from Bedfont suffers a rare genetic condition and has brain damage.

Great Ormond Street Hospital says plans are being made for his end of life care.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:29 pm  

Seven-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer says Andy Murray will still be a huge contender this year.

The world number one goes into the defence of his title having played just one grass-court match.

He lost in the first round at Queen's and withdrew from two exhibition matches at the Hurlingham Club in Fulham because of a hip injury.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:49 pm  

The chief executive of the management company that ran Grenfell Tower has resigned.

Robert Black says he's quitting the Kensington and Chelsea TMO so he can "concentrate on assisting with the investigation and inquiry".

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:26 pm  

A man accused of fraudulently claiming to be a victim of the Grenfell Tower fire has appeared in court.

52-year-old Anh Nhu Nguyen has been remanded in custody, after allegedly receiving clothes, food, cash and hotel accommodation following the blaze in North Kensington.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:25 pm  

In tennis, defending champion Andy Murray will play a lucky loser from qualifying in the first round of Wimbledon.

He's been drawn against Alexander Bublik of Kazakhstan.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:24 pm  

A man in his 20s has been arrested on suspicion of murder following an attack at the Cobham Services on Monday.

20 year old Quhey Saunders was beaten to death just after 3pm.

He died in hospital on Wednesday afternoon.

Police say the victim, from Stanform-le-Hope in Essex, did almost certainly know his attacker.

Officers are still searching for a second suspect.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:37 pm  

World number one Andy Murray will start his Wimbledon title defence against lucky loser Alexander Bublik who was beaten in qualifying.

He could meet Rafael Nadal in the semi-finals.

British number two Kyle Edmund will face another Briton in round one, Alex Ward's ranked 855th in the world rankings.

Johanna Konta's down to open against Su-Wei Hsieh.

The Briton's campaign's in some doubt after pulling out of today's Eastbourne semi-final with a spine injury.

Heather Watson faces Maryna Zanevska, Laura Robson has Beatriz Haddad Maia and Naomi Broady takes on Irina-Camelia Begu.

Britain's Aljaz Bedene has big serving Ivo Karlovic in his way, while rookie Cameron Norrie has a tough tie with Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

James Ward takes on Marcos Baghdatis, with Brydon Klein playing Yuichi Sugita.

Elsewhere Katie Boulter is up against Christina McHale.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

Motorbike and pedestrian involved in accident in East Molesey

Police were called at 11:40am by the ambulance service to a reports of an accident in Walton Road.

The collision involved a motorbike and a pedestrian in his 70s.

The air ambulance was also in attendance.

One person suffered a head injury and was taken by ambulance to St George's Hospital in Tooting.

At this time their condition is considered serious but not life threatening.

The road was closed for around an hour to allow the emergency services to work.

Anyone who saw the collision is asked to contact Surrey Police on 101 quoting ref number P17162747.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:22 pm  

Investigations are continuing after a man was hit by a double decker in Sunbury.

The incident happened at about 5pm yesterday at the corner of Green Street and Thames Street.

The elderly pedestrian was flown to St George’s Hospital in Tooting.

Witnesses are being asked to come forward.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

The chief executive of the Kensington and Chelsea Tenant Management Organisation - which ran Grenfell Tower has resigned.

Robert Black says he's stepping down so he can "concentrate on assisting with the investigation and inquiry".

Earlier the government criticised a decision by the local council to cancel a cabinet meeting after a court order ruled that journalists must be allowed to enter.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:47 pm  

People who vape may find it harder to kick the habit.

That’s according to researchers at Kingston University, who say those who use e-cigarettes don’t see themselves as smokers.

Some e-smokers who took part in the Uni’s survey said they considered cigarette smokers “smelly and lacking self - control.”

Others said they felt it was ok to vape as it is more “socially acceptable.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Free mole checks at hospital event next month

People worried about a suspect mole can get a free check next month.

The New Victoria Hospital in New Malden is offering consultations to anyone worried about skin cancer.

The site in Coombe Lane West will also have a dermatologist on hand to answer other skin issues.

To find out more about the event on the 15th of July, call the hospital on 020 8949 9020 (Quote: DERMAJULY17)
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:35 pm  

A rugby coach has been jailed for over three years for sexually abusing young boys and secretly filming them in changing rooms

David Simmons planted hidden cameras in clocks and a shower gel bottle to film teenage rugby players’ undress.

Nearly 500 videos were found at his Ashford home.

The court heard how Simmons abused his role as a coach, running sessions and holiday clubs at more than 30 venues in south west London.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:08 pm  

Baby Charlie Gard's parents post final video as they wait to turn off life support

The couple from Bedfont are due to turn off life support for the 10 month old today after their latest bid to continue treatment in America at the European Court of Human Rights failed.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:12 am  

Police are appealing for help to find a young girl who is missing from Croydon

Angelina Dellelis, 12, was last seen at her home on Broad Green Avenue at around 9pm yesterday.

Angelina is 5ft 1ins tall, of medium build with dark brown hair.

When last seen, she was still wearing her school uniform. She was also wearing black Nike Air Jordan trainers and carrying a black bag with a yellow Nike tick.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:24 am  

Baby Charlie Gard’s life support will be turned off today.

In a post on Facebook, Chris Gard and Connie Yates say they're spending their 'last precious hours' with their son.

The couple from Bedfont lost a long legal fight to take 10 month old Charlie to America for treatment.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:20 am  

Feltham Prison has been heavily criticised in a new report published this morning

The literature by HM Inspectorate of Prisons says key areas of safety have sunk to “the lowest level.”

There are two categories at the prison. A, which houses boys and B, which holds young men.

But both have come under fire.

Violence has risen significantly, as has use of force at a rate of 378 incidents per 100 children since the last inspection when it was 273.

There’s also criticism of staff; not all are trained adequately in dealing with physical restraint.

Staff have been seen to use restraining techniques on children, that are only suitable for adults.

There’s also instances of prisoners saying they feel “unsafe” and only three in five boys stated they had access to a shower daily.

It’s only two months since the prison was taken to court over the case of a boy who had been held in prolonged solitary confinement.

The result of that case is pending.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:20 am  

Police leading the Cobham Services murder investigation have made a direct appeal to Radio Jackie listeners.

A 20 year old died after being viciously assaulted in broad daylight on Monday afternoon, just after 3 o’clock.

It happened when a fight broke out between two groups in the service station forecourt.

DSI Adam Hibbert has this plea:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:19 am  

Do you have what it takes to be a nature buddy?

Wildlife lovers in Richmond are being invited to sign-up to a community project that aims to help connect residents with nature.

The buddies will introduce people living in the borough to the area’s parks and open spaces.

They’ll also introduce them to outdoor activities to show them the health benefits of an outdoor lifestyle.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:15 am  

Pedestrian injured in Sunbury bus accident

An elderly man remains in hospital this morning after sustaining serious injuries in an accident involving a double decker bus in Sunbury.

The incident happened at about 5pm yesterday at the corner of Green Street and Thames Street.

The man was flown to St George’s Hospital in Tooting.

Officers are appealing for information.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:27 am  

Terror link woman arrested at Heathrow

A 21-year-old woman has been detained at Heathrow Airport on suspicion of preparing acts of terrorism.

The woman, from north London, was arrested as she left a flight from Istanbul.

Officers say the arrest is Syria-related and that searches have been carried out at two addresses in the north of the capital.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:37 am  

Thursday, 29 June 2017

Brentford MP Ruth Cadbury sacked by Jeremy Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn has sacked three members of his front bench team and one has resigned.

Ruth Cadbury, Labour MP for Brentford, was among the MP's dismissed as well as Andy Slaughter and Catherine West.

Daniel Zeichner quit after voting in favour of staying in the European single market.

It was an amendment suggested to the Queen's speech by a fellow Labour MP.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:16 pm  

Lucy Mayer talks with Surrey Police's DSI Adam Hibbert about the Cobham Services murder

Police investigating a murder at the Cobham Services say the victim was almost certainly known to his attacker.

A 20 year old died after being viciously assaulted in broad daylight on Monday afternoon, just after 3 o’clock.

It happened when a fight broke out between two groups in the service station forecourt.

DSI Adam Hibbert says there is one man officers are especially keen to trace.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Charlie Gard's life support to be turned off tomorrow

The parents of terminally ill baby Charlie Gard have said he will die 'knowing he was loved by thousands' when his life support is turned off tomorrow.

In a post on Facebook, Chris Gard and Connie Yates say they're spending their 'last precious hours' with their son.

The couple from Bedfont lost a long legal fight to take 10 month old Charlie, who has a rare genetic condition and brain damage, to America for treatment.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:15 pm  

Protective barriers are going up around the Wimbledon tennis championships after the recent terror attacks in London.

Firearms officers will also be in and around the grounds when the tournament begins next week.

In addition to knives and sharp objects, tennis fans will not be able to enter with selfie sticks, flasks, or any "objects or clothing bearing political statements".
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

Police are on the hunt for a wanted woman in Stanwell.

36 year old Vanessa Turner is wanted for breach of her bail conditions.

She fled after leaving Uxbridge Magistrates’ on Tuesday.

Surrey Police is urging anybody who has seen Vanessa or know of her whereabouts to call 101 quoting, 45170069135, or, if you prefer not to leave your name, call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

There were long delays through Battersea earlier following the discovery of a suspect vehicle.

Police were called to Nine Elms Lane just before 11 o’clock.

It was shut for about 20 minutes before officers declared the incident non suspicious.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

The body of a man has been found in a front garden in Hammersmith.

Police were called to Agate Road just before 7.30 this morning.

The death is being treated as unexplained.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Epsom’s MP could be facing a judicial review over Southern

The High Court's ruled transport secretary Chris Grayling has two weeks to produce a report on his handling of Southern Railway.

It's after the Association of British Commuters applied for a review on the way he's dealt with the franchise.

It follows a year of disruption for commuters due to strikes over driver-only trains, staff shortages and other problems.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:56 pm  

A woman has died after being hit by a train at Clapham South.

Paramedics, including the Air Ambulance, were called just after 12.30 this lunchtime.

The woman was treated for her injuries, but died at the scene.

The incident is not being treated as suspicious.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:36 pm  

Tennis fans attending Wimbledon next week can expect to see an armed officer presence.

Policing is being stepped up at the tournament following the terrorist attacks.

A wide range of tactics will be used to make sure the championships stay secure.

These include a significant number of patrolling officers and a highly mobile reserve that can respond to emerging incidents.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:30 pm  

TV shows moving to White City

Flagship ITV programmes such as Good Morning Britain and the Jonathan Ross Show are moving to White City.

The company is shifting daytime television production from the South Bank.

350 staff will move into offices on the former BBC site next year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:30 pm  

Take over of Isleworth based Sky under the spotlight

The culture secretary says she's inclined to launch a full investigation over the proposed £11.7 billion takeover of Sky by 21st Century Fox.

Karen Bradley's concerned about the influence of Rupert Murdoch, because of his other media companies.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:10 pm  

Is Andy Murray fit for Wimbledon?

Questions are being asked as to whether Andy Murray will be fit for Wimbledon, which starts on Monday.

The world number 1 has pulled out of another match at the Hurlingham Club in Fulham tomorrow.

He says his hip is still too sore and he needs to rest it.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:03 pm  

Massive Fulham fan named as victim of Grenfell Tower fire

One of the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire has been formally identified as 65 year old Anthony Disson.

His family has described him as a real family man, a loving husband and a fanatic Fulham supporter.

In their statemtn, they say;

Tony was a real family man.

His boys were his life.

He was a loving husband, and a one in a million Dad.

Tony was the heart and soul of our family, of whom he was extremely proud.

He leaves behind four sons, five grandchildren with a sixth due in September, and three great grandchildren; losing him has left a void that can never be filled.

Tony was the most generous person you could ever meet, he didn’t have much but would always be there to help people.

He had a great sense of humour, especially in the face of the practical jokes the boys would play on him.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:59 pm  

The University of Surrey has four academic programs ranked in the top 100 in the world

That’s according to the latest Shanghai Ranking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2017.

The Guildford based university’s Hospitality and Tourism Management program is ranked sixth globally.

Telecommunications Engineering placed 35th, both Veterinary Sciences and Electrical and Electronic Engineering ranked 76th.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:28 pm  

Cladding on a tower block in Sutton has failed safety tests

Samples were taken from Chaucer House on Monday following the national call for testing after Grenfell.

However, the council says residents are safe to stay in their homes, following the forth inspection by London Fire Brigade this week.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:26 pm  

The man killed at the Cobham Services on Monday was “hit repeatedly with a shovel” according to witnesses

The 20-year-old, who was with his parents, was left unconscious after a fight broke out between two groups of people.

He was airlifted to St George's Hospital in Tooting but was pronounced dead yesterday.

The white van police were hunting was found abandoned in Chessington.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:25 pm  

Four students and a librarian from Kingston Grammar School will be flying to Canada to represent the UK in the World Finals of the Kids’ Lit Quiz.

Katie, Freddie, Tomas and Hal will compete against seven teams from around the globe including South Africa and the USA.

The university challenge style quiz has been running for two decades and the final will take place on Monday 3rd July.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:05 am  

New Malden’s Malden Centre has launched its new fundraising campaign

The site held a number of activities to raise money for Parkinson’s UK last year.

Over the next 12 months, it will do the same for St George’s Hospital Charity in Tooting.

The first event of the new campaign is a 5k family fun run taking place on Saturday at 9am.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:17 am  

Litter remains the number one concern for people in Merton

That’s according to the council’s Annual Residents’ Survey.

Rubbish on the streets, refuse collection and recycling facility satisfaction rates have dropped over the last three years.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:15 am  

Richmond council has appointed its first Twinning Champion

The new role has been introduced in a bid to improve Richmond’s links with its Twinned towns, namely Fontainebleau in France, Konstanz in Germany, and Virginia in the US.

As Twinning Champion, Councillor Martin Seymour will be expected to support exchanges through cultural and commercial events and activities.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:20 am  

It’s official; Richmond is the best place in London to live with a family.

London Unlocked, a city travel blog, has created a guide to boroughs across the Capital aimed at families looking to move house.

It has ranked each town on factors, such as schools, safety and average academic performance.

Richmond topped the charts, coming first on GCSE results and lowest on childhood obesity.

The borough also came in the top five for low crime levels, number of schools per head and the percentage of green and open space.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:18 am  

Surrey police and crime Commissioner is calling on the government to help protect local police services

David Munro says local forces were “running at their limit” and that any extra strain on budgets could pose a danger to neighbourhood policing areas.

He set out his concerns at meeting to the PCC Association who are collating evidence for a submission to the Joint Spending Review.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:40 am  

The sister of murdered Walton schoolgirl Milly Dowler has spoken of her family's grief ahead of the release of her book.

Milly went missing in 2002 and in 2011 serial killer Levi Bellfield was convicted of her murder, receiving a life sentence.

Gemma Dowler, speaking on BBC’S The One Show said, ‘everyone went into trauma at different times No-one knew how to talk to each other.

The book titled My Sister Milly is released today and follows the story of the Walton schoolgirl.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:14 am  

Former England England International announces retirement.

Former England international Scott Parker's announced his retirement at the age of 36.

The midfielder spent the last four years with Fulham, among his clubs before that, were West Ham and Tottenham.

He won the Football Writers Player of the Year award in 2011, despite West Ham's relegation from the Premier League.

At Euro 2012, he started all four of England's matches in Poland and Ukraine.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:40 am  

Hounslow Council leads the way for keeping vulnerable people safe

Hounslow council is leading the way in the safeguarding of vulnerable young people.

That’s according to a recent inspection by Ofsted which assessed the council's services and how they protect young people.

It found that the council creates a strong culture of openness, learning and leads in the improvements of children living with domestic abuse.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:38 am  

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Wimbledon Qualifying

Marcus Willis is one match from reaching the main draw of Wimbledon for the second year in a row.

He beat fellow Briton Liam Broady in round two of qualifying for the tennis grand slam, winning 7-6, 6-7, 6-2.

Willis was beaten by Roger Federer in the second round on Centre Court last year - he'll now face Illya Marchenko of Ukraine for a place at the All England Club.

Britain's Jay Clarke and Alex Ward are also through to the third stage of qualifying.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:23 pm  

Man from Sutton revealed as the naked Glastonbury-goer who caused a stir

A young man from Sutton has revealed himself as the naked Glastonbury-goer who caught the attention of the Foo Fighters’ at this year’s festival.

The reveller climbed on top of two friends' shoulders in the nude during the Foos headline set last Saturday.

Upon seeing him in the crowd, frontman Dave Grohl dedicated their 1998 hit 'My Hero' to the naked festival-goer.

With someone else having approached the press claiming to be him, the 24-year-old spoke to us to set things straight:

He also told it how much it meant to them:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:10 pm  

Former pub chef from Streatham appears in court

A former pub chef from Streatham has appeared in court accused of three historic sex attacks.

46-year-old Mark Dixie has been charged with raping a woman in a secluded car park in 1987 when he was 16 years old.

He has also been charged with indecent assault and GBH against a second woman in 2002.

Appearing via video-link this morning, Dixie spoke only to confirm his identity, and did not enter any pleas against the charges.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:37 pm  

Battersea pupil's secret garden

A primary school pupil who sent a handwritten letter to a gardening firm has been left amazed after a secret makeover.

9 year old Amaia Agyeman asked ‘Fantastic Gardeners’ for help, to decorating the communal plot at her School, John Burns in Battersea.

The owners were so impressed that they sent workers to the school to secretly redevelop the plot for free during half term.

Amaia’s teaching assistant, Oliver Swaby, helped the gardening experts keep the transformation a secret from the pupils.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:07 pm  

Arrests in Woking following suspicion of fraud

Two people have been arrested in Woking on suspicion of computer software service fraud, as part of a multi-force operation.

Several items were seized by the Cyber Crime Unit yesterday, in a bid to tackle malicious online scams.

In which, victims are often conned out of large sums of money.

Microsoft is collaborating with UK Police forces to tackle the growing problem.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:06 pm  

A credit card thief has been jailed for two years

A credit card thief has been jailed for two years after making over £45,000 from fraudulent transactions.

28 year old Deep Mann from Ilford used fraudulently obtained credit card details from American credit card holders.

He used the cards to purchase luxury goods from various shops and small businesses across the London Boroughs including Merton.

He made purchases over the telephone, which included expensive household electrical goods

Mann then contacted unsuspecting courier services to collect the goods and met up with them at various locations away from his home.

As Mann has no assets, the court was unable to order him to repay the victims but stated that upon release he will be forced to sell any future assets up to the value of £45,000.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:05 pm  

A woman from Walton has been given a suspended sentence

A Walton resident has been given a suspended sentence after she pleaded guilty to five offences of fraud.

34 year old Jessica Wicks made false representations and failed to declare changes after her husband moved in with her.

Between 2011 and 2014 she received over £51,000 in payments from authorities to which she wasn’t entitled to.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:55 pm  

A murder investigation has been launched following an assault at Cobham Services

An investigation into a serious assault at Cobham Services has now become a murder enquiry.

Officers were called to the petrol station at quarter past 3 on Monday to reports of a fight between two groups of people.

The 20 year old victim, who was air lifted to St George’s hospital with substantial head injuries, died earlier today.

Two men left the scene in a white van, which was found earlier today abandoned in Chessington.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:54 pm  

The Duchess of Cambridge will attend Wimbledon next week

Tennis lover Kate is Patron of the All England Lawn Tennis Club.

She’ll meet staff and ball boys and girls ahead of the tournament’s start on Monday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:20 pm  

15 year old boy missing from Clapham

Police are appealing for the public's help to find a missing boy from Clapham.

15 year old Tyler King was last seen at his home just after midnight on Tuesday last week.

Tyler is described as mixed race, of a slim build and around 5ft 4 and is known to frequent the Wandsworth area.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:44 pm  

Free smoke alarms

Private landlords and tenants in Richmond can now collect free smoke alarms, thanks to new funding.

Earlier this year, the Council partnered up with the London Fire Brigade to distribute around 1,000 free smoke alarms across the borough.

The alarms are available for collection at libraries in Whitton, Teddington, Twickenham, Richmond and East Sheen.

Tenants must provide the address of the property they need the alarms for.

Two alarms can be collected for houses or flats with an upstairs level.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:09 pm  

Attack in Tadworth

A woman has been attacked during an alleged road rage incident in Tadworth.

It happened in Chapel Road at around 8.20pm last Wednesday.

A silver Audi estate was seen to been driven in a dangerous manner and nearly collide with the victim’s vehicle.

Both stopped and the male driver of the Audi approached the victim in her 40s, and racially abused her before pushing her to the floor

The man is described as black with a light complexion, between 28-32 years old, around 5ft 6” with a muscular build.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:08 pm  

Novak Djokovic has beaten Vasek Pospisil in straight sets at the Eastbourne International

The world tennis number two won 6-4, 6-3 in what was his first match at the tournament.

He's making his debut on the south coast as part of his preparation for the start of Wimbledon next week.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:06 pm  

TfL bosses to 'reject' annual bonuses because of the Croydon tram crash

Two Transport for London bosses are expected to reject their annual bonus, in light of the Croydon tram crash.

Mike Brown and Leon Daniels are to tell TfL's board they should not get a performance award for 2016/17.

Their plan was revealed as TfL released its annual report on payment which also shows large cuts to spending.

Seven people died when the tram derailed near Sandilands in November last year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:12 pm  

World tennis number one Andy Murray's been confirmed as the top seed at Wimbledon this summer

Britain's Johanna Konta is sixth in the women's draw.

Defending champion Murray's followed by Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.

Angelique Kerber's also living up to her world ranking by being placed first.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:10 pm  

Police have released an image of a man they believe may have witnessed a sexual assault in Clapham

A woman in her twenties was attacked last month, by a man in the area of Tremadoc Road, Edgeley Road and Clapham High Street.

The suspect is described as a tall, dark skinned male.

A potential witness was seen on CCTV nearby in Edgeley Road and police believe this man may have seen the victim or the suspect around the time of the incident. He is not sought as a suspect.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:07 pm  

One in five flights from UK airports are delayed by more than 30 minutes.

That’s from data by the CAA taken from June to September last year.

It revealed that most delays were from London airports, including Luton, Stansted, Gatwick and Heathrow.

Three quarters of the most delay-prone popular routes out of the UK were to European countries.

Delays across all airports are more likely to take place in June, compared to other summer months.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:49 am  

A £10,000 reward is being offered by Crimestoppers to help solve a murder in Walton

Scott Wilkinson disappeared in July last year, while on a fishing trip of an island in the middle of the Thames close Sunbury Weir.

The 48 year-old’s body was found in the water three days later.

A post-mortem examination at the time concluded the cause of death as trauma to the head.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:14 am  

“Brexit cannot be an excuse for delaying approval for Heathrow expansion”

That’s from Lord Adonis, Chair of the National Infrastructure Commission.

He says it has been 14 years in principle since the decision was taken for expansion.

He wants a Commons’ vote on finalised plans no later than May next year.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:13 am  

The classic fairy-tale Narnia is being brought to life in Chipstead

Characters from ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’ are forming part of the enchanted trail at Chipstead Downs Nature Reserve.

The themed trail is thought to be the first of its kind in the country.

Visitors can meet Aslan the Lion, spot Lucy waiting by the lamppost and even walk through the wardrobe entrance to Narnia.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:11 am  

A 38 year-old man from Walton’s appeared in court charged with causing death by careless driving

13 year-old, Alexander Worth died after the Ferrari sports car he was in crashed into fencing in Hampshire last year.

The driver, Mathew Cobden was taken to hospital with serious injuries, no other vehicles were involved.

He was granted unconditional bail yesterday and the case has been referred to Winchester Crown Court for 26 July
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:10 am  

UPDATE: Missing eight-year-old girl from Croydon has been found

Police were appealing for help to find eight-year-old Sinai Barnor who was missing from her home in Croydon.

Sinai has now been found.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:07 am  

Andy Murray says he hopes Wimbledon can help kick his season into gear

The world tennis number one's had an indifferent year, but reached the semi-finals of the French Open earlier this month.

He followed that up with a shock first-round defeat at Queen's Club.

Murray says the first target's to defend his title at the All England Club.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:05 am  

Police release image of suspect in Croydon murder

Police have released images of the man they are seeking in relation to a murder in Croydon.

Tino Makwanya was shot at around 10pm on Friday 9th June and later died in hospital.

It is believed that Tino was a passenger in a VW Golf when a motorbike pulled up with two people on it and shots were fired.

Police have released the image of the man they wish to speak to as he may have vital information.

A 41-year-old man has already been charged with Tino’s murder.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:51 am  

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Bedfont parents of terminally ill baby lose final appeal

European judges have rejected an appeal by the parents of terminally ill baby Charlie Gard from Bedfont, closing off their last avenue of hope for his survival.

Chris Gard and Connie Yates have been fighting doctors at Great Ormond Street Hospital, who say he should be allowed to die. They instead think Charlie should be able to go to America for experimental therapy.

A decision in the doctors' favour was previously made in the British courts, prompting the parents to appeal against the verdict.

It's now been announced that judges in Strasbourg have agreed with British courts. They say their decision is 'final' and have also lifted interim orders requiring the hospital to keep the 10-month-old boy on life support.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:10 pm  

Kingston & Surbiton MP confirms he won't run for Lib Dem leadership

Sir Ed Davey has ruled out running to be leader of the Liberal Democrats.

The former energy secretary says it was a "difficult" decision, but that he wants to spend more time with his family.

It leaves Twickenham MP Sir Vince Cable as the favourite to succeed Tim Farron.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:38 pm  

It’s a tale of two Kingstons.

People in the Surrey town experience some of the fastest broadband speeds in the UK at 25.1 megabits per second.

While Kingston Upon Hull has the worst speed, at just 10.9.

Tamworth in Staffordshire experiences the best broadband speed at just over 30 megabits per second.

Merton and Elmbridge see speeds of 26.9 and 26.8 respectively.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Two men from Hersham have appeared in court in connection to Surrey Police’s crackdown on “modern slavery.”

36 year old Laszlo Egeresi and 25 year old Gabor Olah were charged with arranging or facilitating travel of another person with a view to exploitation.

Both have been remanded in custody and will next appear at Kingston Crown Court on Monday the 24th of July.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Andy Murray's hip causing problems just a week before Wimbledon

Andy Murray has pulled out of an exhibition match this afternoon because of a sore hip, just under a week before he begins his Wimbledon title defence.

The world number one was due to play Frenchman Lucas Pouille at the Hurlingham Club in Fulham earlier.

Murray's withdrawal is said to be a precaution, and he could still play another scheduled exhibition on Friday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:51 pm  

People in a tower block in Wandsworth are being told they can stay there despite its cladding failing safety tests.

Tests were carried out at Sudbury Block following the Grenfell fire.

Cladding on the exterior of the block was found not to meet current standards.

But the London Fire Brigade says residents can remain in the tower while work is carried out to remove it.

It’s the same story for Castlemaine in Battersea.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

Investigations are continuing after a bus driver was racially abused, spat at and hit in Hounslow.

It’s after a passenger boarded the 237 Metroline on Sunday afternoon without touching in his Oyster card.

When the 47 year old driver asked him to pay, he went ballistic, shouting abuse and trying to rip the windscreen wipers off.

The driver didn’t require hospital treatment.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Traffic officers in Merton are now wearing body video worn cameras.

They were issued yesterday to around 900 officers in four sites across the Capital in a bid to increase transparency over the summer.

The Metropolitan Police says cameras have already shown they can help bring about speedier justice for victims.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

Cobham Services attack update

Officers investigating a serious assault at Cobham Services are trying to trace a white van that was seen nearby at the time.

It’s a white Peugeot Partner Van, registration NX63 VLP, with a roof rack and ladder strapped to the roof.

Officers were called to the petrol station forecourt yesterday afternoon to reports of a fight between two groups.

A 20-year-old man was flown by air ambulance to hospital with head injuries, where he’s in a critical condition.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:02 pm  

10 men who conned NHS hospitals, councils and a government out of over £12 million ave been sentenced.

They pretended to be from a genuine firm and sent forged emails and letters to 22 organisations including Kingston University.

The uni transferred over £1 million, but later had its money returned.

The biggest victim was the Guernsey government, which lost £2.6 million
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:59 pm  

Heathrow Express is celebrating a very special milestone today.

It’s welcoming its 100 millionth passenger.

The tube route connects the airport to central London.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:42 pm  

The emergency services are at the scene of a gas leak in Norbiton

They’ve been called to Gloucester Road in the last half an hour following reports of a ruptured line.

There are no reports of any injuries.

We’ll bring you more as we get it.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:40 pm  

Andy Murray has pulled out of an exhibition match this afternoon because of a sore hip

Just under a week before he begins his Wimbledon title defence.

The world number one was due to play Frenchman Lucas Pouille at the Hurlingham Club in Fulham.

Murray's withdrawal is said to be a precaution - and he could still play another scheduled exhibition on Friday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:21 pm  

The Streatham Festival is back this weekend

The 16th annual Streatham Festival is back this weekend.

The aim of the 9 day event is to celebrate all the town has to offer.

This includes live music, street art and comedy.

To find out more, search for the #StreatFest17 on Twitter or click here for more info.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:42 am  

Four men who abducted a man from Kingston and violently assaulted him have been jailed for a total of 54 years

Haris Khan from Hounslow, Chayce and Courtine Greene from Feltham, and Brendan Makumbi were all found guilty.

The 18 year-old victim was violently beaten and burnt with a cigarette lighter while they filmed attack in Hanworth last October.

He eventually managed escape and fled London before contacting police.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:08 am  

Andy Murray has a chance later to get some well needed match practice ahead of his Wimbledon title-defence

After his shock first round defeat at the Queen's Club, Britain's world number one faces Frenchman Lucas Pouille in an exhibition at the Hurlingham Club in Fulham.

Murray's able to continue living at his Oxshott home during the grass court season.

He says he still pulls his weight.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:13 am  

An investigation’s underway after a man was seriously assaulted at Cobham Services

Police were called to the Shell petrol station forecourt yesterday afternoon, to reports of a fight between two groups of people.

A 20 year-old victim was air-lifted to hospital with head injuries.

Officers and urging anyone who may have seen a blue Ford Focus or white van at the scene to come forward.

At this time there is no fuel available at Cobham Services, and the petrol station remains closed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:34 am  

Andy Murray says he still feels the pressure before Wimbledon

The defending champion and world tennis number one's by no means an unfamiliar face at the All England Club with two titles to his name.

Murray hopes it'll feel more natural this time around.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:11 am  

The number of zero hour and agency contracted workers has rocketed 124% in the South East since 2001

That’s according to the GMB union.

The findings, published at its 100th Annual Congress, come as it reveals that up to 10 million people are currently in insecure work.

The number of zero hour and agency contracted workers is also apparently particularly pronounced among women.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:39 am  

A Wimbledon based charity helping to increase the awareness of teenage mental illness has been given £5,000

Stem 4, offers conferences for secondary school students, parents and teachers to inform people about the early signs of mental health.

94% of students say attending one has increased their awareness of mental health while 89% said they learnt about the early steps to take.

The money, from the Wimbledon Foundation Community, will go towards two conferences next month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:51 am  

Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish says he's not worried about their Premier League rivals for next season getting a head-start on them

The club's appointed Frank de Boer as their new manager on a three-year contract.

It's over a month since Sam Allardyce resigned from the role.

Parish says the delay in replacing him has been unavoidable.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:47 am  

Jamie Murray says his brother shouldn't worry about the pressure to defend his Wimbledon title

The world tennis number one's not been in good form so far this season.

Jamie says Andy's record at the All England Club means he doesn't need to take any criticism too seriously.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:28 am  

Monday, 26 June 2017

Chelsea forward agrees move to Lyon

Chelsea forward Bertrand Traore's agreed a move to French top flight side Lyon.

He's moved from the Premier League club on a five-year deal - for around £9m.

Traore spent last season on loan at Dutch team Ajax.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:31 pm  

UPDATE: Cobham services remain closed after man suffers serious head injuries

A man has been airlifted to hospital, after suffering serious head injuries at the Cobham Services.

Police and the air ambulance were called to the site at around 3.30pm this afternoon following reports of an incident.

They cordoned off the area while the man was taken to St George’s in Tooting for further treatment.

The petrol station remains closed, but other parts of the services are open.

Police are urging anyone with information to contact them on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:36 pm  

Man charged with Oxshott burglary

A young man has been charged with burglary in connection with an incident in Oxshott last week.

It’s after jewellery and bags were stolen in the area sometime between 10am and 1.30pm last Thursday.

20-year-old Franco Andres Carrasco, of no fixed address, has pleaded guilty, after being arrested and charged soon after the incident.

He’s due to be sentenced at Guildford Crown Court on 27th July.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:10 pm  

Police are re-issuing their appeal for witnesses after a man was verbally abusive on a train to East Croydon.

The incident happened the Sunday before last, on board the 4am service from Victoria.

A woman was already seated when a man joined the service and immediately became hostile and abusive.

He got off the train at East Croydon and was immediately stopped by officers and questioned.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

A woman who gave birth at Chiswick police station car park has named her son Bobby.

Rebecca Fox went into labour in her mum's car and her baby was born just minutes after they stopped on Thursday morning.

She was helped by two members of police staff, as well as a doctor who happened to be walking by.

Mum and baby are doing well.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:31 pm  

Man suffers serious injuries at Cobham services

Surrey Police is in attendance at Cobham Services on the M25, following a call at 3.20pm about a man having suffered serious injuries.

Cobham Services is currently closed in both direction and the Air Ambulance are in attendance.

If you have any information, please call 101 quoting P17159125.

More updates will follow.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:28 pm  

Former pop mogul Jonathan King has appeared in court charged with 18 historical sexual offences against nine boys.

The 72 year old is accused of assaulting the teenagers between 1970 and 1986 at the Walton Hop Disco.

He’s been bailed to appear before Southwark Crown Court on July the 24th.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:24 pm  

Surprise delivery in Chiswick

A mother has given her newborn baby boy a special name after he was unexpectedly born outside a Hounslow police station.

Rebecca Fox was discharged from hospital at about 5am on Thursday because she had "not gone into labour."

However, on the way home Rebecca started to have pains and she alerted her mum Sandra, who was driving, that she needed to return to hospital.

As they approached Chiswick Town Hall, Rebecca informed her mum that she needed to push.

Within a few minutes, Rebecca could feel the baby's head, so Sandra swiftly pulled into Chiswick Police Station's car park and began to call for help.

Luckily, her desperate pleas were heard by police staff member Jacky Brosnan who grabbed Hammersmith & Fulham officer PC Holly Foran to help.

Rebecca has named her son Bobby as a tribute to the officers who birthed him.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:52 pm  

Vandals are behind the fire at a care home in Hampton last week.

Residents were evacuated from Marling Court in the early hours of Friday.

No one was injured, but the kitchen and its roof was severely damaged and a small number of bedrooms suffered smoke damage.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

CONTENT AUDIO WARNING Man filmed attacking bus in Hounslow

A man has been filmed launching an attack on a bus in Hounslow.

The video below, filmed by a bus passenger, shows the man becoming increasingly agitated before leaving the bus and attempting to break the vehicle's windscreen wipers.

The incident happened yesterday, at around 1.30pm, on a Metroline Bus at a bus stop at Bell Corner.

The driver reported the incident to police.

The bus company says it wants witnesses to come forward, and it will press charges if the man is found.

Metroline has issued this statement;

“Our driver was verbally and physically assaulted and subjected to abuse simply for performing his duty when asking a boarding passenger to swipe his Oyster card.

The incident has been reported to the police and we will provide the necessary support and assistance for our driver.

We will not tolerate this behaviour and will seek to press charges.”

Please be aware that the film includes some very strong language that may not be appropriate for some viewers.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:24 pm  

The armed forces paraded through the streets of Hounslow earlier

It was to celebrate national Armed Forces Day.

The parade featured the 1st Battalion Irish Guard, Ghurkha veterans, Royal British Legion, Army veterans and cadet forces.

The Mayor of Hounslow, Councillor Sue Sampson, lead representatives from the council.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:14 pm  

Former Ajax and Inter Milan boss Frank de Boer is the new Crystal Palace manager.

He's been confirmed on a three-year deal.

De Boer replaces Sam Allardyce, who quit Selhurst Park after saving them from Premier League relegation in a five-month stint.

The former Barcelona and Rangers player has four Dutch titles to his name as a head coach.

But he only lasted 85 days in Italy last season before being sacked by Inter.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:10 pm  

Police are searching for a man following an intimidating incident at a supermarket in Egham

It’s believed, the suspect became increasingly aggressive towards one of the shop workers before damaging a window on Wednesday afternoon.

He then fled from the Budgens store on Station Road North.

Witnesses are being urged to call police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:30 pm  

Tributes are being paid to a teenage boy who drowned in the Thames at Hampton Court

17 year-old, Alfie Viccars, was dragged under by currents as he swam in the river on Wednesday.

The air ambulance was called just before 7 o’clock and he was pulled to safety, but died in hospital the next day.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:54 am  

Crystal Palace are expected to confirm Dutch legend Frank de Boer as their new manager this afternoon

The Premier League club have called a news conference for 2pm to announce Sam Allardyce's successor.

De Boer was most recently head coach at Inter Milan, where he was sacked after 85 days in charge back in November.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:04 am  

Roger Federer believes the world's top players will be in good shape for Wimbledon, despite some shock results in the build-up

Reigning champion Andy Murray and third ranked Stan Wawrinka went out in the first round of the Queen's Club Championships.

But Federer eased to a ninth Halle title.

He's expecting the likes of Murray to come good at the All England Club next week.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:37 am  

Around 60 Firefighters spent the morning tackling a blaze in Tooting

Two people were rescued following the fire which broke out in a flat above shops on Upper Tooting Road.

The cause is not known at this time.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:19 am  

Twickenham charity seeks cyclists to help children living on the streets

A Twickenham based charity is looking for cyclists to be a part of a 40th anniversary celebration and assist in raising awareness of street children around the world.

StreetInvest has joined forces with Richmond Council to arrange a fundraising cycle-ride.

This year is the 40th anniversary of the twinning of two towns, Richmond and Fontainebleau in France, and a four-day 263 mile cycling adventure is being organised for September.

Radio Jackie’s Natalie Osborne has met with Kim Darton, a Trustee of the charity, and Jean Loveland, the Richmond councillor tasked with promoting cycling within the Borough.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:30 am  

Sunday, 25 June 2017

Grenfell Tower's narrow stairwell turned into vertical tunnel of smoke

Grenfell Tower’s narrow stairwell could have proved just as deadly as the block’s as the block’s cladding, it has emerged.

An investigation found that the stairwell was turned into a vertical tunnel of smoke.

A firefighter described how this left him and his colleagues groping around in the dark.

He said: “The smoke grew thicker with each floor we went up. No proper floor numbers on the stairwells after about the 5th floor made it hard to know where you were.”

The June 14 tragedy, which left at least 79 people dead, triggered an urgent nationwide inspection of cladding.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:32 pm  

Woking based McLaren opens F1 points account

Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo’s won the Azerbaijan F1 Grand Prix, with Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas second, just pipping Lance Stroll’s Williams.

The race was halted midway through following an incident between Lewis Hamilton and Championship leader Sebastian Vettel.

Vettel eventually finished fourth, with his British rival a place behind.

Woking based McLaren finally opened their points account when Fernando Alonso finished ninth from 19th on the grid.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:15 pm  

School share facilities with Grenfell Tower victims

A leading public school has welcomed children whose state school had to be abandoned after the Grenfell Tower fire.

£19,000 a year, Latymer Upper School is sharing facilities with Kensington Aldridge Academy which was closed for safety reasons.

About 100 Children from the academy are being taught by their own teachers but share libraries, sports facilities and the canteen.
The rest of the children from KAA have gone to another nearby state school, Burlington Danes Academy in White City.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:11 pm  

Wandsworth residents get support to return to work

Wandsworth Council’s Work Match team is offering a series of ten week programmes to help residents return to work.

New Routes to Work aims to give jobseekers who have been out of work for a while, the skills they need to successfully apply for a job.

The course will develop confidence, motivation, self-belief, communication and social and team working abilities.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:09 pm  

Disabled children struggle to access services they need

The Children’s Trust is supporting a new campaign aimed at highlighting the problems faced by disabled youngsters.

The charity, based in Tadworth, has thrown its backing behind “The Secret Life of Us.”

The move follows research from the Disabled Children’s Partnership.

It revealed 4 out of 5 parents of disabled children in the South East struggle to access the services they need.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:31 am  

Congestion on roads in Hampton

There’s been a rise in the number of complaints about a notoriously busy junction in Hampton.

Plans to improve congestion in Hanworth Road where it joins Uxbridge road are now out to consultation.

The problems concern vehicles waiting to turn right at the junction.

Due to the restricted width of the road, the vehicles waiting to turn hold up left turning vehicles behind them.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:05 am  

Dumping Garden Waste

Before you get in the garden for some serious pruning, you may wish to consider this next story.

People in Richmond are being reminded that it is illegal to dump green waste in parks and open spaces.

The warning comes from Council officers who have discovered a number of discarded bags at areas around the borough.

The bags contain items such as branches, leaves and weeds.

This is considered fly tipping and an illegal dumping of rubbish.
which can lead to large fines or even imprisonment.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:21 am  

34 tower blocks have failed the fire safety test

Thousands of people in north London are spending a second night in emergency accommodation after the tower blocks they live in were deemed unsafe.

They were evacuated by Camden Council late on Friday night.

34 high-rises across England are now known to have failed fire safety tests ordered in the wake of the Grenfell disaster.

Theresa May has defended the government's response saying "action is being taken".

Chantal Peters is one of those told to leave their home - she remains angered by the entire process.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:31 am  

"Terry can go anywhere he wants" says Lampard

Frank Lampard says he's not surprised his former Chelsea and England team-mate John Terry wants to keep playing.

The defender was released by his boyhood club at the end of last season, aged 36.

He's been linked with a number of teams since then, most recently Aston Villa.

Lampard says that Terry can sign for whoever he wants, because he's got nothing left to prove.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 am  

Lampard considering management in US

Frank Lampard says he would consider moving back to America to start a managerial career.

The former Chelsea and England midfielder retired in February.

He ended life as a player with a stint in Major League Soccer at New York City FC.

Lampard says that football is getting bigger and bigger in the US.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:43 am  

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