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Saturday, 8 July 2017

Parents of Charlie Gard "have not given up the fight"

The family of terminally ill baby Charlie Gard say the "fight is not over" ahead of a fresh court battle on Monday over his treatment.

In a series of tweets they thanked supporters for sharing the story of their 11-month-old son worldwide.

Connie Yates and Chris Gard, from Bedfont, will help deliver a petition with more than 350-thousand signatures to Great Ormond Street Hospital on Sunday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:44 pm  

Car fire leads to traffic jams in Tolworth

Large amounts of traffic in the Tolworth area are due to a car fire earlier this evening.

Police have not released much information as an investigation is underway, but a spokesman has said they are not treating it as suspicious at this time.

There is a large police presence at the scene but that is for safety reasons due to the location of the incident.

Drivers are advised to find alternative routes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:43 pm  

The Korean ambassador to the UK has paid a visit to Kingston.

Joonkook Hwang came to support the launch of a new exhibition of prints and artwork by Korean artists.

The event at Kingston Museum celebrates the Korean community within the borough.

New Malden has the largest Korean population outside of Korea itself.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:07 pm  

A woman has been jailed for nine years

A woman has been jailed for nine years after bragging to friends on WhatsAPP about glassing a woman in the face.

31 year old Annalaise Morris scarred a woman for life after attacking her in a Kingston pub in January.

The victim was left with a 9cm gash on her face so deep it severed nerves.

Analysis of WhatsApp conversations showed Morris has sent messages to her friends with a photograph posing with her injured hand.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:06 pm  

Two police officers in Surrey have been nominated for a national Police Bravery Award

Two police officers in Surrey have been nominated for a national Police Bravery Award after saving a vulnerable hospital patient who jumped into the River Wey.

PCs Erin Bowditch and Rachel Upton were searching near the river for the patient when the control room alerted them the woman was nearby.

The patient was trying to hide from the police when she jumped into the river but despite the risks they jumped into save her.
She was safely taken back to Hospital to continue her treatment.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:05 pm  

London's Biggest Pride Parade

Thousands of people gathered in Central London today to celebrate the annual Pride Parade 50 years since homosexuality was legalised in the UK.

London saw it’s biggest ever parade in the event’s 45 year history as more than 26,000 people marched as part of 300 different groups.

Crowds of about 1 million people gathered to watch.

Staff from the Metropolitan Police, London Ambulance Service and London Fire Brigade led the parade after helping in response to recent events in the capital.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:55 pm  

AFC Wimbledon National League Game Cancelled

Just four hours before kick-off, AFC Wimbledon announced their National League friendly with Eastleigh had been cancelled.

It was declared the pitch was "not suitable to play on" due to fresh turf being laid just this week.

AFC Wimbledon tweeted at 10.43am that the game, which was due to be the south Londoners' first friendly of pre-season, had been called-off following a 10am pitch inspection at the Hampshire club.

The cancelled match has been described as a 'diabolical liberty' by AFC Wimbledon director Ivor Heller.

However, the Hampshire club have insisted the pitch is both playable and safe in their own statement about the cancelled game.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:26 pm  

New Film shot at Royal Holloway Premieres in London

A film shot completely on the campus of Royal Holloway University in Egham has its UK premiere later today in central London.

Delirium follows the story of an internationally famous composer as he tries to create a modern Requiem.

Many of the university staff and students participated in making the film as trainee crew and supporting cast.

Members of the university orchestra and Chapel Choir also performed.

The film which stars Gareth Jones, Clare Grogan and Timothy West was first shown at the Moscow International Film Festival last month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:18 pm  

Eco-friendly Cars Being Tested in Wimbledon

Residents are being invited to test drive electric cars in Wimbledon.

It’s part of an initiative by Merton Council to introduce more eco-friendly vehicles.

Next Saturday drivers will be able to get behind the wheel of an electric vehicle on Wimbledon high street.

A fully charged car can travel up to 150 miles in the city on renewable energy.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:14 pm  

Defending Champion talks about Fognini test.

Defending champion Andy Murray's into the last-16 of Wimbledon after holding on to win a late thriller with Fabio Fognini.

Britain's world number one won 6-2 4-6 6-1 7-5 just before the lights needed to be switched on, on Centre Court.

Murray says Fognini provided a good test of his recent hip problem.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:44 am  

Pride parade will mark 50 years since homosexuality was decriminalised.

Thousands of people will join the Pride parade through central London later.

The annual event is in its 45th year and marks 50 years since homosexuality was decriminalised in England and Wales.

It will start off at Portland Place and will go through Oxford Street before ending in Whitehall.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:42 am  

A masseur from Hammersmith has been jailed for eight years

A masseur from Hammersmith has been jailed for eight years for two counts of sexual assault he committed against female clients.

34 Mohamed El Alfy was sentenced on Wednesday at Isleworth crown court.

The court heard how one victim a 45 year old woman lay on her front for a massage while Mr El Alfy sexually assaulted her at the Hilton Hotel in Brentford.

All the incidents were reported to police and Mr Alfy was arrested and charged.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:43 am  

Police continue to investigate a Murder in Mitcham.

Investigations are continuing following a murder in Mitcham on Thursday night.

Police were called to a house in Edgehill Road just before 11 o’clock.

They found a 63 year old woman suffering head injuries.

A 20 year old man was arrested at the scene.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:19 am  

Kingston tackles fatbergs

Kingston’s sewers are under threat from ‘fatbergs’, according to Thames Water.

Their engineers have to clear a major blockage in the area every week.

The fatbergs form from leftover cooking fat that is tipped down the drain and then congeals in the pipes.

Twelve properties in Kingston have been flooded with sewage in the past 3 years because of fat and wet wipe blockages.

The wipes are also a problem as they don’t break down.

Kingston is running a campaign to tell people to ‘bin it and don’t block it’ and will be sending residents a postcard explaining what can be disposed of down the drain.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:16 am  

Friday, 7 July 2017

Police appeal for dashcam footage of serious accident on M25 near Addlestone

Officers are appealing for dashcam footage of an accident on the M25 earlier that left a motorcyclist with serious injuries.

They were taken to St George’s hospital after colliding with a car on the anti-clockwise stretch between junctions 12 for Thorpe Park and 11 for Addlestone at around 5.30 this evening.

All lanes are now open. Police would like to speak to anyone who saw what happened or caught it on camera.

They can be contacted on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:30 pm  

UPDATE: End of play results at Wimbledon on Friday

Defending champion Andy Murray's joined fellow Briton Johanna Konta in the last 16 of Wimbledon.

He looked to be going to five sets against Fabio Fognini on Centre Court, but won five straight games to take the fourth, 7-5.

British number one Johanna Konta had no such trouble, emphatically beating Maria Sakkari on Number One Court.

Up next for her is Caroline Garcia - Murray faces a French opponent too, in Benoit Paire.

Heather Watson played superbly but won't be in round four, beaten by former world number one Victoria Azarenka.

Aljaz Bedene lost in straight sets to Gilles Muller.

Murray faces Frenchman Benoit Paire in the fourth round on Monday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Police ask for help tracing wanted man over assault in Croydon

Police are appealing for assistance to trace a man who is wanted in connection with an assault in Croydon.

36-year old Shaneil Phillips is black, approximately 6ft 2ins, of medium build and has a Jamaican accent.

The assault was in Kingsley Road at around 8pm on Wednesday, when a woman in her 30s suffered a slash wound to her face.

If anyone sees Shaneil, police say he should not be approached but you should dial 999 immediately.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:22 pm  

Andy Murray is through to the last 16 after win tonight at Wimbledon

Wimbledon champion Andy Murray's through to the last 16 after winning against Fabio Fognini on Centre Court.

It looked destined for five sets, with the Italian 5-2 up in the fourth.

But Murray fought back to win five straight games and seal his place in the next round by taking the fourth set 7-5.

The match finished 6-2 4-6 6-1 7-5. He’ll now face Frenchman Benoit Paire in the fourth round on Monday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:14 pm  

UPDATE: Police continue appeal to locate vulnerable man missing from Epsom

Police are continuing to appeal for information on the whereabouts of a vulnerable man missing from Epsom.

70 year-old James Middleton who has Parkinson’s and early stage dementia disappeared on Sunday after leaving his home around midday on his light blue scooter.

He’s white, 5ft 6, of large build with brown hair and was last seen wearing a body warmer, dark grey shorts and blue trainers.

It’s believed he was heading towards the stew ponds and Christ Church area of Epsom Common.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Nadal explains why he's enjoying the sun at Wimbledon

Rafa Nadal says the hot weather's helping him at this year's Wimbledon.

The two-time champion beat Karen Khachanov in straight sets on Centre Court to book his place in the last 16.

Nadal's greatest success has come at the French Open, which he's won on 10 occasions.

He says extra sunshine at the All England Club's made the ball bounce in a similarly high way.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:17 pm  

UPDATE: Tennis at Wimbledon tonight

Wimbledon champion Andy Murray's on Centre Court in the first set of his third-round match with Fabio Fognini.

They've followed Rafa Nadal onto the main stage at SW19, after he beat Karen Khachanov in straight sets.

British number one Johanna Konta's into the last 16, where France's 21st seed Caroline Garcia now awaits.

Konta made light work of Maria Sakkari on Number One Court.

Victory for Murray will make it two out of four for Britain today, after Heather Watson and Aljaz Bedene both lost.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:36 pm  

High Court to hear fresh case of Charlie Gard's case

Great Ormond Street Hospital wants a fresh High Court hearing into the case of terminally-ill baby Charlie Gard.

It says it's had new evidence relating to potential treatment - after receiving letter which has been signed by several medical experts.

His parents, Connie Yates and Chris Gard want him to get experimental therapy in America.

Adele Robinson says previous British courts agreed the treatment wasn't in his interests.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:01 pm  

Construction boss from Brentford is jailed.

A construction boss from Brentford has been jailed for 14 months and his company fined 1-point-2 million pounds after the deaths of two workmen.

22 year old Tomasz Procko and 29 year old Karol Symanski died while hauling a large sofa up over a balcony in 2014.

An Old Bailey jury found 44 year-old Martin Gutaj guilty of two charges of corporate manslaughter, and health and safety breaches.

Gutaj and his company Martinisation London Limited had previously found guilty.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:50 pm  

Man Jailed at Kingston Crown Court.

A man has been jailed at Kingston Crown Court after pleading guilty to 24 counts of rape and sexual assault.

50 year old Glynn Ellison from Morden was sentenced to seventeen years imprisonment.

The offences took place between 2010 and 2011 and involved committing sexual acts while his victim was asleep or unconscious.

Ellison was originally arrested and charged in November 2016 but had maintained his innocence.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:49 pm  

Cancer Research's Relay for Life is coming to Barn Elms Sports Trust in Richmond next weekend

Teams of 8 to 15 people will take part in a 24 hour relay to raise money for the charity.

There will also be a survivors’ Lap of Honour.

There's still time to sign up, by clicking here

Sarah Rathbone and Paul Simmonds both volunteer for the charity.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:31 pm  

Commuters reminded to prepare for Waterloo disruption in August

Work will be taking place between the 5th and 28th of August.

Platforms 1-9 will be closed.

The advice, is not to travel at busy times of the day, although commuters have already branded this "ridiculous advice."

No trains will call at Earlsfield station on weekdays, in either direction, during the mornings and evenings.

Therefore, the station will be closed until 10.00 and again from 4.30pm to 7.30.

Trains will stop at Earlsfield in both directions between 10.00am and 4.30pm and after 7.30pm.

Fewer trains will call at Ashford and Ashtead.

No trains will operate between Chessington North / South and Malden Manor.

Stay tuned to Jackie for the latest travel news throughout the period.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:37 pm  

Should there be rules about players having tattoos at Wimbledon?

People flock to Wimbledon in their thousands for the tennis.

But it seems something else has got visitors all excited this year; the players’ tattoos.

Polona Hercog and Dustin Brown’s inkings have particularly caused a stir with some taking to social media to call for a ban.

Wimbledon has a very strict dress code for players, which stipulates white must be worn with no large brand logos.

But nothing is stated about tattoos.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:17 am  

Police in Croydon are appealing for witnesses after a woman was robbed of her necklace in South Norwood

The victim, a woman in her 40s, was walking along Selhurst New Road at around 1:30pm on Wednesday.

The male suspect attacked the woman, grabbing her necklace from her throat, before running off, fleeing the scene on a moped.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:11 am  

A busload of Zulu dancers performed at the wrong school after a 200 mile post code mix up

Nine Lions of Zululand were due at St Anne’s School in Brentford but ended up at school in Hull.

Rather than head four hours south, the South African troupe performed for free to 140 delighted kids with severe and complex needs.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:10 am  

The Fire Brigades’ Union claims another 7/7 attack would be hampered by funding cuts

Today marks 12 years since the atrocity which killed 52 people.

The Norbiton based union has produced a map detailing station closures and loss of fire engines compared to 2005.

Since 7/7, over 1,000 fire fighter jobs have been lost in the capital.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:08 am  

Detectives have launched a murder investigation in Mitcham

Police were called to a house in Edgehill Road just before 11 o’clock last night following reports of a disturbance.

A 63-year-old woman was found suffering from head injuries.

She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Next of kin has been informed.

A 20 year old man has been arrested.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:24 am  

Today marks 12 years since the 7/7 attacks on London

52 people died when four men detonated bombs on the underground and bus networks.

One of the victims, Kingston University student Philip Russell, has had a scholarship created in his name.

Former Surbiton High pupil Emily Jenkins was studying to be a midwife when she died.

Hounslow Council worker Ojara Ikeagwu was also killed in the atrocity.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:20 am  

Defending Wimbledon champion Andy Murray attempts to reach the last-16 at the All England Club later

Britain's world tennis number one takes on Italy's Fabio Fognini.

Murray says he's a dangerous opponent.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:16 am  

Britain's number one Johanna Konta attempts to make the fourth round of Wimbledon for the very first time later

She's up against Maria Sakkari from Greece.

Konta is now the favourite to win the Championships after third seed Karolina Pliskova's shock defeat yesterday.

She says the extra rest she's been getting could be crucial.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:13 am  

A hospital in New York has offered to help terminally-ill baby Charlie Gard.

It says it will either ship an experimental treatment to London, or have Charlie taken to America, if "legal hurdles are cleared".

The 11-month-old's parents from Bedfont have lost several court cases, which have all ruled in favour of doctors who say treatment wouldn't help their son.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:06 am  

HMOs are coming under the spotlight in Kingston

A House in Multiple Occupation exists when three or more unrelated people live in property and have to share a kitchen or bathroom.

The council says although HMOs offer affordable accommodation, there can be issues with over – crowding.

An online survey has been published on its website so people in HMOs can give their views on how they think they should operate.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:06 am  

The NSPCC is warning children in Surrey not to broadcast their location on Snapchat

Last month, the photo-sharing app released its new Maps feature enabling users to share their location with everyone in their contacts.

The new feature makes it possible to tell what part of a building a user is in.

The feature also displays if the user is travelling in a car or listening to music.

The NSPCC is urging young people to hide their location using the ‘ghost mode’ setting, and has issued advice to parents.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:05 am  

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Surrey Communities Awarded £2.3m

Community groups and charities have secured almost £2.3m thanks to Surrey’s role in the Prudential RideLondon cycling festival.

67 organisations have been handed grants from the proceeds from the annual event since the first ride in 2013.

Grants have been awarded to projects that are aimed at getting more people participating in sport.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:36 pm  

Two women have fainted watching a match at Wimbledon in the 31 degree heat.

Juan Martin Del Potro and Ernests Gulbis had to stop playing for 20 minutes on Court 3 while they were treated.

People on social media say Del Potro, who went on to win the match, passed a bottle of his water through the crowd to one of them.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:53 pm  

Shops in Wimbledon Village are being given the chance to join Merton’s Business Relate Scheme for the first time ever.

Certain small businesses are eligible for the council discount depending on the rateable value of their property.

But it emerged in April that businesses in Wimbledon Village had never been offered the chance to join the scheme.

Council Leader Stephen Alambritis apologised for this, and denied claims it was because the Village is seen as “too lucrative.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

More tests are to be carried out urgently on building cladding and insulation following the Grenfell Tower blaze.

The government is widening its investigation, and will now look at how different types of panels react to fire.

190 samples of cladding from blocks across the country, which are similar to that involved in the Grenfell disaster in North Kensington, have already failed safety tests.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:45 pm  

A woman from Bedfont has been convicted of perjury and perverting the course of justice.

25 year old Jemma Beale made a series of false rape and sexual assault allegations to police over a three-year period.

Detectives launched an investigation into her in December 2013 after they learned of a claim by one of her former girlfriends.

The girlfriend claimed a man had been wrongly jailed after Beale had lied that she’d been raped by him in November 2010.

She’ll be sentenced in August.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:42 pm  

There won't be five British players in the third round at Wimbledon

Kyle Edmund held his own for quite a while against Gael Monfils on Centre Court, but lost in straight sets 7-6, 6-4, 6-4.

The British number two was 3-love up at one point in the final set, but let that slip to the 15th seed.

Andy Murray, Johanna Konta, Aljaz Bedene and Heather Watson were all already through.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:34 pm  

A new app aimed at engaging Surrey residents with wildlife and conservation has been launched.

People’s Trust for endangered Species, created the software programme as part of their yearly Mammals on Roads Survey.

Volunteers across Surrey are being urged to record sightings of animals, dead or alive, whilst on car journeys.

This will allow conservationists to see any population changes that require action.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

Three-time champion Novak Djokovic is comfortably into the third round at Wimbledon

The world tennis number four made light work of Czech Adam Pavlasek, winning 6-2, 6-2, 6-1.

Djokovic, who took the title at Eastbourne as part of his preparations for the Championships, was on court for less than two hours.

He'll take on Juan Martin Del Potro or Ernests Gulbis next.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:50 pm  

Stars of Strictly Come Dancing are among dozens of people taking part in a special performance, raising money for the Grenfell Tower victims.

The show's former judge Arlene Phillips has arranged the Gala For Grenfell, which is taking place in London at the end of the month.

Dancers from around the world will perform, including members of the Royal Ballet and Matthew Bourne's New Adventures.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:34 pm  

A man has turned up at hospital with life threatening stab injuries.

The man in his 20s attended a Surrey hospital with a number of stab wounds around midnight last night.

However, officers were unable to gauge any more information from the victim, like where the stabbing took place.

Two men and one woman have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, they remain in police custody.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

Teddington Memorial Hospital is celebrating its history and role in the community with a permanent display.

Over the past 140 years, the hospital has played a key role by providing vital care and support to many residents.

The heritage timeline was unveiled by the mayor of Richmond yesterday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:16 pm  

One man is in a critical condition after a double shooting in Thornton Heath

Police were called to Green Lane shortly after midnight to reports of a fight and a shooting.

On arrival, officers discovered two men with gunshot wounds and both have been taken to hospital.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:41 pm  

A missing woman from Clapham Common has been found

Police appealed for assistance to help trace 81 year-old Olusegun Okuleye reported missing from Clapham Common on Tuesday.

Mrs Okuleye has since been found safe and well.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:11 pm  

A second man will appear in court later charged with the murder of a 20 year-old man at Cobham Services

A second man will appear in court later, charged with the murder of a 20 year-old man at Cobham Services.

Quhey Saunders, died after suffering serious head injuries following an altercation at the petrol station last month.

21 year-old, Mikey Joseph Coyle, from Barnes, was charged earlier this morning.

Police are no longer looking for anyone else in connection with the murder.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:41 am  

Chelsea miss out on Romelu Lukaku

It's reported Everton have accepted an offer of £75-million from Manchester United for Romelu Lukaku.

The striker had been heavily linked with a return to his former club Chelsea this summer.

The deal is not thought to be linked with Everton's interest in United captain Wayne Rooney.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:09 am  

Jack Sock towel throw starts tug of war between fans at Wimbeldon

It’s not just play at Wimbledon catching people’s attention this year but, what’s been dubbed as “towel gate” has cause quite a stir.

After his first round win, Jack Sock, threw his towel to a young fan in the crowd, who caught it.

But, an older man snatched it and the pair began a tug of war which the youngster lost.

After a social media hunt the young fan has been tracked down by the American player who’s offered him tickets and another towel.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:06 am  

The parents of terminally-ill baby Charlie Gard from Bedfont say Donald Trump has a good understanding of their case

Doctors successfully argued the 10 month old, who suffers from a rare genetic condition, should be allowed to die.

Connie Yates and Chris Gard say they've been in touch with the White House about possible care.

They've also thanked the Pope for his support.

Reporter Adele Robinson has seen a statement from Charlie's mum:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:34 am  

Four British players are into the third round at Wimbledon for the first time in 20 years

Andy Murray's title defence remains on track after a comfortable win over Dustin Brown on a sun baked Centre Court.

He'll next take on Italian Fabio Fognini.

Johanna Konta defeated Donna Vekic, while there were victories for Aljaz Bedene and Heather Watson as well.

Two-time champion Rafael Nadal got the job done too after an entertaining win over American Donald Young.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:21 am  

Two-time Wimbledon tennis champion Rafael Nadal progressed to the third round with a late win on Centre Court last night

The fourth seed beat American Donald Young in straight sets 6-4, 6-2, 7-5.

Nadal says he's easing into the tournament nicely.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:07 am  

Tolworth’s last bank will shut in October

Santander is blaming changing customer behaviour for the move.

It says closing the lesser used branches means more resources can be ploughed into bigger ones.

It has refurbished 140 branches over the last two years.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:03 am  

A massive 71% of votes at the general election were cast for MPs who are anti - Heathrow expansion

Research by the coalition group “No 3rd Runway” has found when people went to the polls on June the 8th, they had the airport in mind.

Out of those votes cast, 68% were for Conservative candidates like Zac Goldsmith, who is staunchly anti - expansion.

65% went to Labour candidates like Tooting’s Rosena Allin-Khan, who favours Gatwick.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:01 am  

A primary school in Croydon was placed on lockdown while police searched for a man wielding a machete nearby

Children at Wolsey Junior Academy were forced to remain inside, as officers checked the surrounding area at around 10 past 4 yesterday afternoon.

Two men were arrested on suspicion of affray, criminal damage and possession of cannabis.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:11 am  

Four British players are into the third round at Wimbledon for the first time in 20 years

Andy Murray's title-defence remains on track - after a comfortable win over Dustin Brown on a sun-baked Centre Court.

He'll next take on Italian Fabio Fognini.

Johanna Konta defeated Donna Vekic - while there were victories for Aljaz Bedene and Heather Watson as well.

Two-time champion Rafael Nadal got the job done too - after an entertaining win over American Donald Young.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:14 am  

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Police have arrested a second man in connection with the Cobham services murder

This is the second arrest as part of this investigation.

Earlier today the inquest into the death of 20-year-old Hughie Saunders from Essex was opened at the Surrey Coroner’s Court, and then suspended.

Officers are still keen to speak to every witness that was in the petrol station between 3 and 3.30pm on the 26th of June
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:26 pm  

Police are appealing for witnesses to a collision in Sunbury this morning involving a pedestrian and a blue Honda Civic

The incident happened on Staines Road West close to the Premiere Inn.

The pedestrian, a woman in her forties, has been taken to St Georges Hospital with serious injuries.

Police would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the collision and in particular to the driver of a white van who was at the scene.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:14 pm  

Andy Murray's into round three at Wimbledon

And he managed it in style against Germany's Dustin Brown.

The defending champion and world number one won 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 - on a scorching-hot Centre Court.

He says his opponent started really well, but there was a clear turning point in the opening set.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:46 pm  

Cobham Services murder update: man appears in court

A man has appeared at the Old Bailey charged with murder in connection with the death of a man at Cobham Services on the M25.

20 year old Hughie Saunders from Essex suffered serious head injuries after being attacked at the petrol station.

He died in hospital two days later.

22 year old Simon Baker from Outwood near Redhill has been remanded in custody.

He’s next due in court on the 13th November.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:28 pm  

The stench of garlic is emanating from Selhurst Park

It’s because Crystal Palace are using it to prepare the playing surface for the Premier League season which kicks off in August.

Ground staff are applying liquid garlic in a bid to combat microscopic, worm like, parasites in the turf.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:21 am  

Missing 12 year old boy Sam Elwood has been found safe and well

Sam, who is from West Molesey, had not been seen since yesterday morning but was found in the early hours today.

Police have thanked the media and public for their assistance with the search.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:26 am  

The Vatican's children's hospital in Rome has offered to take in Charlie Gard from Bedfont during his last remaining days

Parents of the terminally-ill boy, who's being treated in London, have lost legal challenges to transfer him to the US for experimental treatment.

Charlie's life-support is due to be switched off soon, and the Vatican says they've been told he can't be moved for legal reasons.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:10 am  

Andy Murray faces another test of his hip injury as he attempts to reach the third round of Wimbledon later this afternoon

The defending champion goes up against Germany's Dustin Brown - who knocked Rafael Nadal out of the tournament two years ago.

Murray says it shows how dangerous an opponent he is.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:16 am  

An animal’s right charity has been accused of “blatant sexism” at Wimbledon

An animal’s right charity has been accused of “blatant sexism” at Wimbledon.

It’s after Pro-veganism charity, PETA, sent two bikini-clad women to serve dairy free cream and strawberries to people queueing yesterday.

Although the sweet treat’s a tradition at the All England Lawn Tennis Club, Wimbledon says the daring move broke marketing rules.

The act didn’t go down too well on Twitter after floods of criticism but, the charity’s’ defended its stunt.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:11 am  

The streets of Nine Elms are to be regenerated

Plans have been unveiled by Transport for London that will support more walking and cycling.

The transport company operator wants to completely re-design the 2.5km stretch from Nine Elms Lane to Battersea Park Road.

The plans include separate signals and junctions for cyclists and cars
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:07 am  

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Officers have made a further arrest for the murder of Tino Makwanya in Croydon

Officers investigating the murder of Tino Makwanya in Croydon have made a further arrest.

A 22 year old man was arrested earlier today on suspicion of conspiracy to murder and remains in custody.

Two others have already been charged, 41 year old Stephen Weatherley from Thornton Heath and 26 year old Mahad Ibrahim from Croydon.

A 25-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder last Tuesday, but has been released under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:27 pm  

A man who was arrested at Heathrow has been charged with eight offences under the Terrorism Act

A man has been charged with 8 offences under the Terrorism Act.

51 year old Tadesse Kersmo was arrested at Heathrow Airport in January.

He’s also been charged with one count of attendance at a place used for terrorist training.

He will appear in custody tomorrow at Westminster Magistrates' Court.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:13 pm  

Missing Kingston teenager

Police are appealing for help to find a missing teenager.

16 year old Reece Welling was last seen in the Kingston and Coombe Vale areas
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:52 pm  

Stormzy joined Linkin Park at their gig in London

Croydon grime artists Stormzy has tweeted to say "Long live Linkin Park".

It’s after he appeared on stage with the nu-metal group at their gig in London last night.

He says the band's legacy is "undeniable" and that performing with them has inspired him.

The group , whose hits include In The End and One Step Closer, also tweeted him to thank him for joining them.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:18 pm  

Missing man from Streatham

47 year old Jason Noble was last seen just before 9am yesterday in the area of Streatham High Road.

He is described as around 5ft 11, with dark skin and a shaved head and was last seen wearing a red and blue rugby shirt and grey jogging bottoms.

Anyone who has any information is asked to contact the Missing Persons Unit at Brixton.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:30 pm  

An attack in Stanwell has left a 15 year old girl with serious injuries

A 15-year-old girl is in hospital with serious injuries following an attack in Stanwell.

It happened at 8pm on Sunday the 25th of June in Long Lane Park.

The teenager was thrown to the ground and assaulted by a group of people at the Cambria Gardens entrance.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:17 pm  

British wild card Katie Boulter's giving herself a chance of getting the biggest win of her short tennis career at Wimbledon.

The 20-year-old's a set up against American Christina McHale, who's ranked 178 places above her.

She's aiming to follow Kyle Edmund into round two, after he beat Alex Ward in four sets.

Novak Djokovic is already through; he was a set and 2-love up when Martin Klizan retired injured.

World number one Angelique Kerber won earlier.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:54 pm  

British number two Kyle Edmund is into the second round of Wimbledon for the first time after four failed attempts.

He recovered from losing the first set against qualifier and fellow British player Alex Ward to win the next three comfortably.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:31 pm  

Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham says he's signed a new five-year contract.

He's made just two substitute appearances for the club, but recently helped England's under-21s reach the European Championship semi-finals.

Abraham scored 26 goals on loan at Championship side Bristol City last season and is expected to make a similar move to Swansea this term.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

World number one Angelique Kerber was tested in the first round but she's comfortably through at Wimbledon.

Last year's runner-up beat American Irina Falconi 6-4, 6-4 to set up a meeting with former semi-finalist Kirsten Flipkens.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:27 pm  

Officers have arrested 5 teenagers in the Feltham and West Drayton areas in connection with a stabbing at a Heathrow airport bus stop.

The victim, a 20-year-old man, was taken to hospital with a stab wound and subsequently discharged two weeks ago.

The teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit robbery and GBH and currently remain in police custody.

Police are still appealing for witnesses.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:27 pm  

A man’s fighting for his life in hospital after being stabbed in Streatham.

It’s believed he was knifed after violence erupted between a group men on Madeira Road yesterday.

Police are questioning ten people in connection with the attack.

Residents claimed the victim, whose age is currently unknown, is the second person to be stabbed in the area in recent weeks.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:07 pm  

Updated: Terminal 3 reopens to the public

The airport building was evacuated earlier after a fire alarm went off.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:37 pm  

Terminal 3 at Heathrow Airport has been evacuated following a fire alarm

Staff say they're investigating as a matter of urgency.

Flights from the terminal have been temporarily suspended.

Stay tuned to Jackie for a full travel update in 5 minutes, or follow @Jackie_Travel on Twitter.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:09 pm  

Boy kept in solitary confinement at Feltham Young Offenders Institution wins court ruling

A 16 year old, kept in solitary confinement for almost 24 hours a day, for four and a half months, has won a legal battle over his human rights.

The High Court's ruled the Feltham Young Offenders Institution breached his right to mix with others.

The teenager's described as having "significant" mental health problems and can't be named for legal reasons.

Last week, a report blasted Feltham Prison for a number of staffing and safety issues.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:33 pm  

A man arrested following a fatal collision in Croydon has been released under investigation

The 38-year-old suspect was detained on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

Seven teenagers were hit by a vehicle on Pixton Way as they walked back from a birthday party in the early hours of Sunday morning.

A 16 year-old girl died on the scene.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:23 am  

A man who went missing from Ashtead yesterday evening has been found safe and well

87 year old John Forster was found in the early hours this morning.

Surrey police have thanked everyone who assisted with the search.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:33 am  

Police are hunting for two conmen in Leatherhead after they stole cash from an elderly woman

They approached the victim’s house on Upper Fairfield Road telling her they urgently needed to turn the water off to prevent a leak.

While one man was distracting her in the kitchen, the other went upstairs and stole a quantity of money on Friday.

Officers are warning people to stay vigilant after a number of similar cases in West Molesey and Redhill.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:31 am  

British number one Johanna Konta's living up to high expectations so far at Wimbledon after a comfortable first round win

The hotly-fancied home player beat Su-Wei Hsieh in straight sets.

She's the third-favourite this morning with the bookies to win the title.

But Konta's being quite cagey about her chances.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:22 am  

A quarter of GP appointments in Kingston last year could have been dealt with by a nurse or pharmacist

Kingston Clinical Commissioning Group is asking all patients to use their doctor wisely.

Each GP in the borough currently has an average of 8 missed appointments every week.

In the last year, over 41,000 appointments have been made.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:16 am  

Andy Murray's got his sights set on a second round match at Wimbledon

After opening his title-defence with victory over Alexander Bublik.

The world tennis number one will take on Dustin Brown next.

Murray says he was happy with his focus on centre court - despite two delays in play because of rain.

He says that'll be important as the tournament goes on.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:06 am  

Monday, 3 July 2017

TV personality from Weybridge has signed up for the next Strictly

It's emerged This Morning and Loose Women presenter Ruth Langsford is going to try her hand at Strictly Come Dancing.

The TV presenter from Weybridge has signed up for the BBC’s autumn series.

A source told the Mail, she’s always been a “big fan of the show.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:20 pm  

Police are still appealing for information following a fatal attack at Cobham Services

One week after a fatal attack at Cobham Services, police are continuing to appeal for more information.

22 year old Simon Daniel Baker has been charged with the murder of the 20 year old, who died two days later from his injuries.

Officers are still looking to trace a second man.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:11 pm  

A teenager from Hounslow has been jailed for life

A teenager who plotted to bomb an Elton John concert in London on last year's anniversary of the 9/11 attacks has been jailed for life.

Haroon Syed from Hounslow admitted preparing for terrorist acts between April and September 2016.

He was caught online by officers from the British Security Service who pretended to be another extremist.

The 19-year-old will serve at least 16-and-a-half years.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:17 pm  

Britain's Johannah Konta will be joining Andy Murray in round two at Wimbledon

Britain's Johanna Konta's made an impressive start to her Wimbledon campaign.

The sixth seed beat Su-Wei Hsieh 6-2, 6-2.

Konta has a genuine chance of becoming Britain's first woman to become a grand slam singles champion in 40 years.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:08 pm  

Andy Murray's eased into the second round of Wimbledon

Opening up Centre Court play as the defending men's champion, he beat Alexander Bublik of Kazakhstan in straight sets, dropping just six games.

But British pair Laura Robson and Cameron Norrie are out.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:38 pm  

President Trump says he'd be happy to help Charlie Gard

President Trump's tweeted that the US would be 'delighted' to help terminally ill baby Charlie Gard.

The 10 month-old baby from Bedfont is due to have his life support machine turned off.

It’s after his parents exhausted their legal options last week, with European judges ruling he should be allowed to die.

They had wanted to take him to the US for treatment.

Meanwhile, the Pope has offered baby Charlie treatment at his own private hospital, the Vatican's children's hospital in Rome.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:28 pm  

Kingston Police officer taken off duties for "stealing a biscuit."

A Police officer based at Kingston has been on restricted duties for a year . . . for eating a colleague’s biscuit without permission.

An internal report was carried out by the Met, but the incident “escalated” and was handed over.

The Department of Professional Standards has been carrying out the investigation.

A spokesman for the Met police told us the incident was reported in June last year and the investigation is nearly over.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:21 pm  

Rain's arrived at Wimbledon and covers have been on and off.

Andy Murray was two sets and 2-love up against Alexander Bublik when the bad weather came.

Later, Johanna Konta begins her campaign.

British pair Laura Robson and Cameron Norrie are out - as is Australian Nick Kyrgios, who retired injured after two sets.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:19 pm  

The sister of one of the teenagers mown down by a driver in Croydon has expressed her shock.

A 16 year-old girl died and six others sustained injuries following the hit and run on Pixton Way, in the early hours of yesterday.

She’s told the Evening Standard “I’m still trying to stomach the fact someone hit my little sister.”

It’s also believed the victim went to St Philomena’s Catholic High School for Girls in Carshalton.

A man's been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:18 pm  

A 27 year old man has died after being hit by a train at Hayes and Harlington.

Details of the incident on Saturday afternoon at around 5 o’clock have just been confirmed.

The victim’s family has been informed of his death.

The incident is not being treated as suspicious .
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:15 pm  

The Duchess of Cambridge has praised the ball boys and girls at Wimbledon for how smart they look.

Kate's on her first visit as patron to the All England Club, where she's watching Andy Murray on Centre Court.

She also met Wimbledon officials and players, and when asked if she plays tennis herself, she replied: "Yes, but not to any standard".
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:36 pm  

Wimbledon update

Nick Kyrgios says he's not considering surgery right now, after retiring injured in the first round of Wimbledon.

Australia's 20th seed was two sets down when a hip problem forced him out of his match with Pierre-Hugues Herbert.

Andy Murray's looking comfortable in the first match of his Wimbledon title defence.

Britain's world number one took the first set 6-1 against Alexander Bublik and isn't showing any real sign of the hip problem which has affected him.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:35 pm  

Former Chelsea captain John Terry is now an Aston Villa player

He's signed a one-year contract at the Championship club.

The ex-England international had also attracted interest from Villa's rivals Birmingham City.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:22 pm  

Andy Murray begins his title defence of Wimbledon

Before the match got underway, Murray and Alex Bublik had a bit of friendly banter.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:05 pm  

UPDATE: Cobham Services murder enquiry

A 22 year-old man will appear in court later charged with the murder.

Simon Daniel Baker from Redhill, is accused of killing Quhey Saunders following a vicious attack at Cobham Services a week ago this afternoon.

The 20 year-old victim sustained serious head injuries after two groups clashed.

Detectives say they are still hunting for a second suspect.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:53 am  

Four fire engines and 21 firefighters have been battling a blaze in Putney this morning

Approximately half of a loft conversion of a semi-detached house in Luttrell Avenue was damaged by the blaze.

The cause of the fire is now under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:32 am  

Campaigners trying to get “justice for Zane Gbangbola” marched on London on Saturday.

The 7 year old died when floodwater entered his house in Chertsey in 2014.

It was ruled that he died after a pump being used to divert water away from the house emitted carbon monoxide, which poisoned him.

His parents claim the water was contaminated by gases from a nearby landfill site; something that’s denied by the authorities.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:30 am  

The Open Spaces Society has launched a scathing attack on Lambeth Council over plans to allow more festivals on Clapham Common.

It says by giving permission for such events, it is “driving a coach and horses through legislation designed to protect commons.”

Hundreds of people complained last year following a number of noisy music events held on the open land.

The Town and Country Planning Act allows the temporary use of land for up to 28 days in total in any calendar year.

Lambeth is looking to allow a 110-day schedule of events.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:30 am  

Orleans House Gallery in Twickenham is in need of “an army of volunteers with a passion for art.”

The main gallery will re-open this Autumn following a £3.6m redevelopment programme.

The work aims to restore it to its former glory as well as making it accessible to even more visitors.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:29 am  

The University of Surrey will host the world’s first 5G Digital Gaming Initiative starting today.

It’s thanks to a £1.7 million investment from the Enterprise M3 Local Enterprise Partnership.

The initiative follows the creation of the world’s largest Open Innovation 5G Test Bed at the university, based in Guildford.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:27 am  

What do The Rolling Stones, HG Wells and writer Quentin Crisp all have in common?

Well, they are now brightening up Sutton High Street.

A piece of artwork created by Carshalton College students and featuring a number of famous faces has been installed on Tim’s Cafe.

Each student was given a section of the wall to design over the course of several weeks; the whole thing took around 150 hours to complete.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:27 am  

It looks like former Chelsea captain John Terry's off to Aston Villa

It comes after the Championship side's owner tweeted to welcome him to the club.

Tony Xia says there'll be an "announcement shortly".

The ex-England international had also attracted interest from Villa's rivals Birmingham City.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:26 am  

Police continue to appeal for witnesses following death of pedestrian in Sunbury

An elderly man has died following a collision with a double decker bus in Sunbury.

It comes after an accident involving a pedestrian at the corner of Green Street and Thames Street on Thursday afternoon.

Police are still appealing for witnesses, specifically for anyone who was in two white vehicles ahead of the bus.

One of the cars was an Audi and the other was an SUV.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:14 am  

There's a Wimbledon feel for Olly Murs and Louisa Johnson's new video

The pair, who have teamed up for their new hit "Unpredictable," have got into the spirit of the tennis tournament which started today.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:02 am  

Twickenham MP Sir Vince Cable has been accused of scaremongering ahead of Wimbledon

It's after he warned of a shortage of strawberries at Wimbledon "due to Brexit."

The ex-business secretary said that European fruit pickers had been put off coming to Britain to work after the referendum decision.

But a spokesman for the tennis tournament denied that there was any shortage.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:05 am  

Tennis star Andy Murray says he and his wife, Kim Sears, are "very happy" to be expecting their second child

The couple, who live in Oxshott and married in 2015, already have a one-year-old daughter, Sophia.

He told reporters: "We're both obviously very happy and looking forward to it."

The news comes ahead of his Wimbledon tennis title-defence later.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:15 am  

Andy Murray begins the defence of his Wimbledon tennis title on the opening day of the Championships this afternoon

After a build-up that's focused on whether he'll even be fit enough to step onto centre-court, Andy Murray begins his Wimbledon tennis title-defence later.

The world number one's up against Alexander Bublik in round one.

He says he's recovered from a hip problem that's left him with just a single match played on grass so far this season.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:22 am  

Surrey Cricket League:Norwood Exiles miserable season continues

Defending Surrey Cricket League Premier division champions Norwood Exiles slumped to their sixth loss of the season going down by 9 wickets to Old Royalists.

The Exiles were skittled out for 108 with Royalists losing only one wicket in reaching their victory target of 109.

In Division One St Lukes made it eight from eight after a seven wicket win over Clapham Old Xaverians.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:54 am  

Elderly man missing from Epsom

Police are appealing for help in tracing an elderly man missing from Epsom.

Seventy-year-old James Middleton, known as Jim, was last seen at 12pm yesterday as he went out on his mobility scooter heading towards the Stew Ponds and Christ Church area.

He hasn’t been seen since.

James is white, 5 foot 6, and of a large build with brown greying hair.

His scooter is light blue in colour.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:19 am  

Pope gives support to parents of ill Bedfont baby

Pope Francis has said the parents of terminally-ill baby Charlie Gard should be allowed to "accompany and treat their child until the end".

Chris Gard and Connie Yates from Bedfont are spending their final days with him after losing a legal battle to take him to the US for experimental treatment.

The Pontiff said he was following Charlie's case with ''affection and sadness''.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 am  

Sunday, 2 July 2017

Film-maker who made film about Surbiton MP talks about new film involving Hollywood actor

A West London film-maker has made a feature film starring a Hollywood actor from the series ‘24’.

Claude Green co-wrote The Doo Dah Man based on his writing partner’s extraordinary experience of a conman in America many years ago.

It’s already on show in America on Amazon Prime and a distribution deal is being looked at over here.

The director says fans of the actor Glen Morshower would enjoy the performance:

The film-maker’s last production was an in depth-film about Surbiton MP Ed Davey.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Illegal sub-letters in Grenfell Tower in North Kensington won't be prosecuted

There's an amnesty for illegal sub-letters in the Grenfell Tower, they won't be prosecuted if they help identify victims.

Police are urging people to come forward about who was in the building at the time of the fire in North Kensington.

The government's also given an update on the number of high rise buildings with cladding to have failed fire safety tests.

Adele Robinson says that number is now 181 buildings, in 51 local authority areas.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:56 pm  

Weather could be hit and miss for the first week of Wimbledon

Wimbledon is set for a grey start and thundery showers tomorrow which could affect play in the early stages of the tournament.

Spectators will enjoy temperatures up to 24 degrees Celsius though, with chance of a few hours of rain in the afternoon.

Thursday is expected to be the worst day weather wise in the first week of Wimbledon, but the sun should return on Friday.

Andy Murray will take on lucky loser Alexander Bublik tomorrow on Centre Court.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:23 pm  

Wimbledon champion Andy Murray says he's fit to start his title defence tomorrow

The world number one's been struggling with a hip injury, which forced him to pull out of two warm-up matches this week.

But speaking at his pre-tournament press conference, Murray told reporters he'll be fine playing seven rounds.

He's first up on Centre Court against Kazakhstan's Alexander Bublik tomorrow lunchtime.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:37 pm  

A man's been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after a car hit seven teenagers walking back from a party

A 16 year old girl died in the accident in Croydon.

Six other teenagers were injured and were taken to London hospitals for treatment.

The man attended a south London police station this afternoon after initially running from the scene.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:34 pm  

A girl has been found after she was reported missing from Croydon on Thursday

Police have confirmed that 12 year-old Angelina Dellelis is safe and well.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:39 pm  

Police investigation in Cobham

Police investigating a murder at the Cobham Services say a man in his 20s has been arrested.

The victim, Quhey Saunders 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.

Officers are still looking for a second suspect in connection with the incident and urge witnesses to come forward.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:13 pm  

Collision in Croydon leads to the death of a 16 year old girl

Police are appealing for witnesses after a fatal collision in Croydon.

Officers were called to Pixton Way at around 1.24am to reports a red Audi A3 convertible collided with seven pedestrians.

Emergency services attended to the injured, one of those a 16 year old girl died at the scene.

The driver of the car, a man fled on foot and police are trying to trace him.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:19 pm  

University of Surrey to host World's first 5G Digital Gaming Initiative

The University of Surrey will host the world’s first 5G Digital Gaming Initiative starting tomorrow.

It’s thanks to a £1.7 million investment from the Enterprise M3 Local Enterprise Partnership.

The initiative follows the creation of the world’s largest Open Innovation 5G Test Bed at the university, based in Guildford.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:25 am  

Writer's journals have been donated to Kingston Uni.

Iris Murdoch fans finally have an opportunity to read 15 volumes of the writer's private journals.

It’s after they were donated to Kingston Uni.

They cover the period of her life from 1939 to 1996.

Murdoch was best known for her novels about good and evil, sexual relationships, morality, and the power of the unconscious.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:17 am  

Wandsworth is a 20mph borough.

Wandsworth is officially now a 20mph borough.

The lower limit now applies in all of the area’s quieter residential backstreets and neighbourhoods.

It’s designed to make roads safer and also encourage other forms of sustainable transport like cycling and walking.

Accidents between pedestrians and vehicles are three times less likely to be fatal if the speed of the impact is 20mph compared to 30mph.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:19 am  

MP for Runnymede and Weybridge is under pressure from Cabinet

The MP for Runnymede and Weybridge and chancellor Phillip Hammond is facing pressure from Cabinet ministers to ease up on austerity.

It's reported some think issues - including public sector pay and university tuition fees in England should be looked at.

It comes after the Conservatives lost its majority in the general election.

Political Correspondent Lewis Goodall says the party's facing an identity crisis.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am  

Government will keep 'close eye' on Kensington and Chelsea Council after fire

Communities secretary Sajid Javid has said that the government will keep a ‘close eye’ on Kensington and Chelsea Council.

It’s after both the council leader and deputy resigned after coming under intense pressure in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire.

Residents and victims have criticised the Council’s handling of the tragedy, which left atleast 80 people dead.

The Mayor of London has called for commissioners to be drafted in to take over the day-day running of the council.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 am  

The 'big four' in men's tennis dominate Wimbledon

Rafael Nadal says he's not sure why the so-called "big four" of men's tennis have dominated Wimbledon in the past 15 years.

Only himself, Roger Federer, Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic have won the men's singles title since 2003.

Retired Australian Lleyton Hewitt was the last to claim it outside of those four.

Nadal says it can't go on forever.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 am  

Motorcyclist in his 50s dies in crash in Battersea

A motorcyclist has died following a crash in Battersea yesterday morning.

Police and paramedics rushed to Nine Elms Lane after reports of a collision, however the rider in his 50s was pronounced dead shortly after 10am.

A police cordon was put in place on the road near to Vauxhall station while detectives carried out investigations.

It’s believed that no other vehicles were involved.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:05 am  

Chelsea sign new goalkeeper

Chelsea have confirmed the signing of goalkeeper Willy Caballero.

He joins the Premier League champions after being released by Manchester City where he spent the last three seasons.
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