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Saturday, 12 August 2017

Mother from Hanwell names newborn son after paramedic who helped deliver him

A grateful mother decided to name her newborn baby son after the London paramedic that helped to deliver him in a touching tribute.

23 year-old Maya Frank, from Hanwell, gave birth to her baby son in an ambulance as she was driven to Northwick Park Hospital on 2nd July

Her and her partner named their son Callum-Blue after London Ambulance Service paramedic Callum Anderson, who helped to deliver the baby.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:39 pm  

A Magnificent Spectacle

Tonight Mother Nature will be providing her own set of fireworks in the night sky as the Perseid meteor shower passes close by to Earth.

While those in the dark of the countryside might catch the best glimpse of this weekend’s event, seeing around 80 meteors per hour, city dwellers can expect to catch a glimpse of a shooting star every few minutes.

To view this magnificent spectacle you need to have a clear patch of sky above and around you. Let your eyes adjust to the darkness and let nature do the rest.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:12 pm  

The MP for Carshalton and Wallington will host a meeting over the future of hospital services.
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Tom brake is concerned about investment into St Helier hospital.

It comes after Epsom and St Helier NHS Trust will run a programme on the future of its own health services in the area next month.

Mr Brake says he’s concerned about the ‘outdated and poor quality buildings’ and believes residents should have say over services.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:10 pm  

Rats cause internet outage in South London

South London customers of Talk Talk and Sky were left without internet after rats chewed through wires.

The problem was first reported on Thursday evening with Sky customers in South Clapham, Vauxhall and Battersea affected.

Both companies have since taken to social media to apologise to their customers after the rats destroyed essential hardware.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:41 pm  

Final Football Scores

Championship side Brentford lost 4-3 to Nottingham Forest.

Fulham managed a 1-1 draw with Reading despite going down to 10-men.

QPR meanwhile drew 1-1 against Sheffield Wednesday.

In the Premier League, Gary Cahill was sent off for Champions Chelsea during his side’s 3-2 loss to Burnley.

And newcomers Huddersfield won 3-0 over Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:07 pm  

Football Scores

Championship side Brentford are currently losing 2-1 to Nottingham Forest.

It’s goalless between Fulham and Reading despite The Cottagers being down to 10-men.

QPR meanwhile are 1-0 up through Jamie Mackie against Sheffield Wednesday.

In the Premier League, Gary Cahill has been sent off for Champions Chelsea as Burnley go 3-0 up.

And Crystal Palace are 2-0 down to Huddersfield at Selhurst Park.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:18 pm  

Travellers not yet left Tolworth

Travellers who have descended on Tolworth’s Alexandra Recreation Ground, are still there.

Kingston Council is aware of the group and is working closely with the Met Police.

It's trying to get an eviction notice.

A spokesman said: “We are taking action as quickly as possible but there is a legal process we have to follow.”

Residents and businesses are advised to report any issues.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:22 pm  

Chelsea begin title defence

Chelsea begin the defence of their premier league title this afternoon at home to Burnley.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:37 am  

Football fixtures

Brentford and Fulham will be hoping to register their first wins of the Championship season this afternoon

The Bees welcome Nottingham Forest to West London while the Cottagers make the short trip down the M4 to Reading.

QPR meanwhile are aiming to make it back to back wins at the start of the season, as they travel to Sheffield Wednesday.

In the premier league, Chelsea host Burnley and Crystal Palace welcome newcomers Huddersfield Town.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:32 am  

Wandsworth to recruit new foster carers.

Wandsworth Council is aiming to recruit 20 new foster carers.

Potential new carers are invited to an event at the town hall next month.

They’re especially needed to take siblings, young adults, and children with special needs.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:30 am  

Police charge a man in connection with death of Kingstonian player

Detectives investigating the death of former Kingstonian player Daniel Namanga have charged a man.

21 year old Dickson Tangu from Croydon was charged on Friday with murder and possession of an offensive weapon.

He will appear at Bromley Magistrates Court today

19 year old Mr Namanga from Wimbledon was stabbed to death outside a bar in Old Kent Road in the early hours of Tuesday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:25 am  

Investigations continue into the death of Kingstonian player

Investigations are continuing into the death of former Kingstonian player Daniel Namanga.

The 19 year old from Wimbledon was stabbed to death outside a bar in Old Kent Road in the early hours of Tuesday.

He played for the club’s under 16s.

Six people arrested in connection with the murder have been released either pending further enquiries, or with no charge.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:40 am  

Former Sutton Grammar School pupil died after falling on train tracks

It’s thought that a medical student from Croydon lay dead after falling onto the tracks at a tube station for up to an hour.

21-year old Sean Sathiyajit was found in the tunnel at Old Street after a Northern Line driver alerted station staff.

The former Sutton Grammar School pupil was last seen by his friends heading down the escalator after a night out on May 21st.

British Transport Police are not treating the death as suspicious.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am  

Chelsea boss talks about money spent over the summer

Chelsea begin their Premier League title defence this afternoon.

The champions are one of the favourites for the trophy again, and they start their season with a home match against Burnley.

Most of Chelsea's rivals have spent a lot of money this summer.

Boss Antonio Conte says it's made the division even more competitive.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 am  

Gym in Cobham are hosting 24-hour run that's taking place now

You might want to take part in a sponsored run that’s taking place in Cobham through the night and until 4pm today.

The team at The 225 Club Gym are raising money for veterans for wildlife, who protect rhino’s in Africa.

Anyone can take part, running or walking in 15 minute slots on a treadmill.

Radio Jackie spoke to one of the organisers, he explained how they decided on the 24 hour challenge.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:10 am  

Charity relay is happening in Cobham for 24 hours - Mick Brown takes part

A Relay for Rhinos is taking place in Cobham.

Runners are pacing the treadmills at the 225 Club Gym in Cobham to raise money for charity Veterans for Wildlife.

They're hoping to raise £4,000 by 4pm tomorrow.

The cash will go towards saving Rhinos.

Jackie's Mick Brown has done his part for the cause. We spoke to him afterwards.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:14 am  

Friday, 11 August 2017

A woman from Wandsworth who stole over 300 thousand pounds from her employers to feed a gambling addiction has avoided jail time

Natalie Saul, who worked as an accountant, submitted more than 400 fake invoices to get the cash from a software company.

The judge was on the brink of giving her a sentence of three years and four months before being persuaded she was unfit for prison.

The 37-year-old received a two-year suspended sentence and ordered to pay £360.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:03 pm  

A man from Thornton Heath, who stole the majority of a pensioner's life savings, has been jailed for almost three years

43 year old Justin Sewell was charged with two counts of fraud and one count of possession of a controlled drug, namely cannabis.

Sewell, who was not known to his victim, managed to have his name added to the 91-year-old pensioner's savings account.

He then transferred £50,000 across from the victim's account to his own and the following day, transferred a further £40,000.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:09 pm  

Arrest after murder in West Molesey

Detectives investigating the murder of 50-year-old West Molesey resident Robyn Mercer arrested a man yesterday.

The man, arrested on suspicion of the murder of the antiques dealer, has been released from police custody but remains under investigation.

Officers discovered the body of Robyn at a residential address in Walton Road just after 8am on Monday, the 14th of March 2016.

A full police investigation is ongoing.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:52 pm  

Croydon’s adult learning and training service has received a new award.

It’s been handed the ‘Matrix Standard’ seal of approval.

That ensures all students and learners can benefit from so called quality assured levels of support.

The council was also praised for how much the service delivered for learners.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:52 pm  

People in Cobham start 24 hour Run for Rhinos

A 24 hour run to raise awareness for Rhinos has begun in Cobham.

The event is organised by Veterans for Wildlife, who want to raise money to stop Rhino poaching.

The run, which started at 4pm is on at the 225 gym.

There's still time to join in on the run, with slots available from 3am to 7am, and 2pm to 4pm tomorrow.

If you want to donate, click here.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:08 pm  

A man who was questioned on suspicion of pushing a woman into the path of a bus has denied any involvement.

Eric Bellquist's lawyer says he can prove he was in the US at the time of the incident in Putney in May.

The 41 year-old has been released by police, pending further investigation.

The woman escaped with minor injuries, mainly thanks to the quick actions of the bus driver.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:24 pm  

A teacher has been banned from the classroom for life after filming a 12-year-old girl undressing in a leisure centre.

34 year old Anthony Gomes received a police caution as well as the teaching ban.

He was caught filming the girl in a unisex changing room in Putney Leisure Centre in April last year.

The child saw Gomes filming with a mobile phone in the changing rooms and quickly reported the incident to her mother.

After first denying the incident Gomes accepted a police caution for outraging public decency.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:20 pm  

A man and woman who were jailed in connection with the death of their six year-old daughter in Sutton have appeared in court.

Ellie Butler died in October 2013 after being found injured at her home.

Ben Butler and Jennie Gray appeared via video-links from their respective prisons.

An inquest in March will look at whether there were failures on the part of the authorities with regard to her murder.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:18 pm  

A teenager from Redhill accused of planning a terror attack in Britain will go on trial in January.

Haider Ahmed was allegedly plotting to carry it out between last September and July.

The 18-year-old is due to enter a plea in December at Kingston Crown Court.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:16 pm  

A man who fired a gun whilst running away from police in Clapham has been sentenced to 10 years in jail

26 year old Kojo Kyei-Bamfo and another man were approached by police in April last year along Sandmere Road.

As they ran away, Kojo fired a revolver towards the officers.

A warrant was issued following the incident and he was arrested in Holland in March.

He pleaded guilty to possessing a firearm with intent to resist arrest, and possession of ammunition.

He said he panicked and deliberately aimed the shot away from the officer chasing him.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:15 pm  

Pollution on Putney High Street finally seems to be decreasing.

Provisional data from the council’s pollution monitoring stations suggest a fall in toxic episodes.

Wandsworth council is putting the drop down to the new fleet of cleaner buses that are now operating along the route.

Putney High Street was once the UK’s most polluted road, behind Oxford Street.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:14 pm  

Vulnerable residents in Richmond can now send a clear message to cold callers

They’re being offered a free sticker which they can display at their front door warning doorstep traders to stay away.

The scheme is being offered by Richmond Council in conjunction with the Police.

The stickers are specifically for older or vulnerable residents who often find themselves a target to illegal door step tradesmen.

They are designed to tell uninvited door step traders that residents do not buy and sell at the door and they need no free advice.

In addition, the notice makes clear that any traders who ignore the message will be reported to the Police.

The double sided window sticker also contains advice for the homeowner.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:10 pm  

Could Chessington's owners be considering an American buy out?

Merlin Entertainments says it’s keeping "a close eye" on Busch Gardens.

The Florida based theme park has over 12,000 animals, but owners Seaworld are said to be considering a sell off.

Merlin, which owns Chessington World of Adventures and Thorpe Park among others, says any potential assets are “interesting.”

The comments were made to media travel company Skift.

Seaworld is struggling since the release of controversial film Blackfish, with numbers down by 500,000 last year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:47 pm  

Do you know the man on the 290 bus between Staines bus station and Sunbury Cross?

Surrey Police is appealing for the public’s help in identifying the man in the CCTV image in connection with a burglary that took place last month.

A house on Ashridge Way in Sunbury was burgled in the early hours of July the 19th, and a number of electrical items were stolen.

Investigating officers would like to speak to this man as they believe he may have important information in relation to this incident.

He is pictured on the 20th of July on the 290 bus between Staines bus station and Sunbury Cross at around 1.50pm.

If you are the man on the bus or you think you know who he is, contact officers on 101 quoting reference 45170078257.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:33 pm  

An Albanian drug dealer who pretended to be from Portugal has been jailed.

Artinis Hajdarmataj was stopped twice by Police in Banstead in May and July; both times giving fake Portuguese names.

However, when questioned by officers he couldn’t understand any Portuguese.

A search of his car and house revealed bags of cocaine and large quantities of cash.

He was sentenced to four and a half years behind bars.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:32 pm  

Moped riders target bus driver in Hounslow

A bus was evacuated in Hounslow earlier after its driver was sprayed with a fire extinguisher by moped riders.

Emergency Services were called to reports of a powdered substance being thrown at a bus in Whitton Road at 11am.

The road was closed and passengers evacuated.

No arrests have been made, and the driver wasn’t seriously injured.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:28 pm  

UPDATE: Thornton Heath Stabbing

Two teenagers have been arrested this morning in conjunction with a stabbing in Thornton Heath.

A 16 year old male and an 18 year old female were arrested for the murder of Jermaine Goupall.

They were taken to a South London police station where they remain in custody.

Police are appealing for information and witnesses to the murder in Green Lane on August the 8th.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:15 pm  

Hero bus driver's quick thinking saved a woman's life in Putney

The bus driver whose split-second swerve saved a woman’s life says he was “just doing his job”.

Shocking CCTV footage emerged earlier this week showing a runner crossing Putney Bridge push a woman into an oncoming bus.

The hero driver says he is pleased to have been able to react the way he did and that there was no serious injury to the woman.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:18 am  

Heathrow's recorded its best ever monthly passenger numbers

Despite being rated ‘poor’ for its disability services Heathrow Airport has recorded its best ever monthly passenger numbers.

More than 7.5 million people used its London terminals in July.

Figures show trade also increased at it’s fastest-ever rate, with 143,000 tonnes of goods transported.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:17 am  

Lawyer of the year awarded to woman from Hammersmith

A woman from Hammersmith has been named lawyer of the year.

Sue James has won the national award for outstanding achievement at the legal aid lawyer of the year awards.

She’s been in the practice for 28 years.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:14 am  

Father and son face fine for shining a laser pen at planes

A British father and son are facing a £540,000 fine after being accused for shining laser pens at planes landing at Malaga Airport.

An off-duty officer staying at the same Spanish hotel reported the pair, although no arrests have been made.

Laser attacks on flights taking off and arriving at Heathrow rose by 25% last year.

Jonathan Nicholson works for the Civil Aviation Authority. He says people who shine lasers at jets are just plain dangerous.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:12 am  

Police are appealing for the public's help to find killer of Croydon teen

Police investigating the murder of a teenager from Croydon are appealing for more information to help trace his killer.

Officers were called to Georgia Road, near the junction with Green Lane in Thornton Heath around 11pm on Tuesday.

15 year old Jermaine Goupall was out with friends when they were confronted by three men wearing balaclavas and armed with knives and a machete.

Jermaine tried to run away but was attacked, he was pronounced dead at the scene shortly before midnight.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:10 am  

Heathrow rated poor for its disability services

Disabled passengers at Heathrow are being forced to wait up to two hours for help getting off planes.

The Civil Aviation Authority has rated the airport poor for its disability services, along with Manchester, East Midlands and Exeter.

Mik Scarlet campaigns for better access.

He says his personal experiences have been appalling.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:09 am  

Bus crash in Battersea

Police are appealing for witnesses after following yesterday's bus crash.

10 passengers, including the driver, were treated for minor injuries whilst 2 others who were trapped on the upper deck had to be freed by the fire brigade.

The incident happened just before 7am yesterday in Lavender Hill.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:08 am  

Travellers occupy Alexandra Recreation Ground

A large group of travellers remain at Alexandra Recreation Ground in Tolworth this morning.

Police were called to the green in Kings Charles Road, at about 2.30 yesterday afternoon after reports of several caravans arriving at the ground.

Police confirmed that a traveller incursion had occurred.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:12 am  

Heathrow told to improve disabled service

Disabled passengers arriving at Heathrow Airport are being forced to wait up to two hours for help getting off their flights.

The Civil Aviation Authority has highlighted the London hub as one of four UK airports where the service for disabled passengers isn't good enough.

Manchester, East Midlands and Exeter were also judged as poor.

In a statement Heathrow said the findings were not acceptable and fell short of the experience the airport “aims to provide its passengers.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:36 am  

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Man flying from Heathrow to Atlanta sues airline over alleged 'racial profiling'

A Muslim man is suing Virgin Atlantic for what he’s calling “racial profiling.”

Mohammad Khan said he was escorted off a flight from Heathrow to Atlanta by police after an “overreaction” by cabin crew.

The 26-year-old told the Evening Standard that he was taken off the flight after he “innocently mentioned” the 9/11 attacks in passing.

A spokesman for the airline confirmed a man was prevented from flying after an incident in January 2016 after “highly inappropriate comments were reported.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:20 pm  

Staff at Best One in Stoneleigh were threatened at gunpoint

There’s been an attempted armed robbery at an off license in Stoneleigh.

It took place at Best One in Stoneleigh Park Road just after 2pm.

Witnesses reported a boy, aged around 16, threatening staff with a hand gun. He made off towards Stoneleigh station.

The boy is described as white, with light coloured hair, and was wearing a black gillet, black gloves and a black and orange hat.

Officers have stepped up patrols as a result.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:46 pm  

Frank de Boer's made another signing at Crystal Palace.

The Premier League club have brought in defender Timothy Fosu-Mensah on a season-long loan from Manchester United.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Police investigating an assault on a jogger in Putney arrest and release man

A 50-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm following police enquiries at an address in the Chelsea area.

He was taken to a south London police station for questioning.

He has been released pending further enquiries.

Officers previously issued CCTV of the incident and received "a good" response from the appeal.

At about 7:40am on Friday, the 5th of May, a 33-year-old victim was walking across Putney Bridge on the east side heading towards Putney Bridge Tube Station when a male jogger knocked her over into the road and into the path of an oncoming bus, which narrowly missed hitting her.

The bus stopped and some passengers got off and rushed to the victim's aid.

She received minor injuries from the incident.

About 15 minutes later the jogger came back the other way across the bridge.

The victim tried to speak to him but he did not acknowledge her and carried on jogging.

Officers continue to appeal for any witnesses to the incident.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:55 pm  

Former England rugby union captain and current international Chris Robshaw's agreed a new contract with Harlequins.

He's signed a deal that'll keep him at the Premiership club until 2020.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:08 pm  

It was a trespassing swan rather than engineering works that was causing delays for Waterloo bound commuters this morning.

The bird waddled on to the track between Egham and Ashford, just after 7.30.

Services were delayed by 30 minutes throughout the morning.

Passengers are already facing delays because of the works taking place at Waterloo, where 10 out of 24 platforms are closed.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:11 pm  

Britain's Johanna Konta suffers extraordinary collapse

Britain's Johanna Konta suffered an extraordinary collapse to go out of the Canadian Open tennis in Toronto.

Leading 7-5, 5-2 and with two match points, the world number seven lost to Russia's Ekaterina Makarova by dropping the second set on a tie-break and the decider 6-3.

It was Konta's first match since her semi-final defeat at Wimbledon.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:47 pm  

Twickenham's Mo Farah on course to add a second gold medal

Twickenham’s Sir Mo Farah remains on course to add a second gold medal for Great Britain at the World Athletics Championships in London.

He's safely into Saturday's 5,000 metre final, having won the 10,000 metres title on the opening night.

It'll be the four-time Olympic champion's last race on the track before switching to road racing.

Sir Mo says he's not taking success for granted.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:43 pm  

Chris Robshaw is re-signed at Harlequins

England back row Chris Robshaw has re-signed with Harlequins until 2020.

He made his debut for Quins in 2005 and quickly established himself as a favourite among supporters as the Club regained Premiership status.

Robshaw was named Premiership Player of the Year and was handed the Harlequins captaincy in 2010.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:32 pm  

Special cricket match to take place on Sunday

A special cricket match will take place at the Oval on Sunday.

Surrey will take on Sussex to raise money for projects Remembering Rhinos and Rhinos in Safe Hands.

Money from ticket sales will go to helping preserve the animal; its estimated 3 were killed every day in South Africa last year.

Former England International Kevin Pietersen is heading the campaign to put an end to poaching.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:29 pm  

London is the second most likely place to illegally download content

London is the second most likely place to illegally download or stream content online.

Data released by a broadband comparison website shows that the average Londoner downloads or streams 22 times a month.

The South East came 5th, with an average of 16 times a month.

TV programmes were the most popular followed by films and football matches.

Chelsea was the third most popular team for streamers, with 15% of those asked saying they supported the team.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:17 pm  

Police hunting a jogger who appeared to push a woman into the path of an oncoming bus in Putney have made an arrest.

A 41-year-old man is being questioned on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm.

He's been taken to a south London police station following enquiries at an address in the Chelsea area.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:09 pm  

Six people are still being questioned over the death of former Kingstonian player

Six people are still being questioned over the death of former Kingstonian player Daniel Namanga.

The 19 year old from Wimbledon was stabbed to death in Old Kent Road in the early hours of Tuesday.

Witnesses said a “pack” of youths surrounded the schoolboy rugby player outside a bar.

The former Rutlish School student tried to defend himself with a plank of wood but slipped and fell under a flurry of bottles and blows.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:39 pm  

Bus Crash in Battersea Update

An investigation's under way after a bus crashed into a shop front in Battersea - injuring 10 people.

Two people trapped on the upper deck had to be cut free by firefighters on Lavender Hill near Clapham Junction this morning.

The driver's among three people taken to hospital.

Ben King from London Fire Brigade says the collision caused some structural damage to the building.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:36 pm  

Murder victim in Thornton Heath is named.

Detectives investigating the murder of a 15 year old boy in Thornton Heath have named the victim as Jermaine Goupall.

Officers were called to Georgia Road, near the junction with Green Lane late on Tuesday night.

They found the teenager suffering from stab injuries. He was pronounced dead at the scene shortly before midnight.

He’s the 15th youngster to die in stab related attacks in London this year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:43 pm  

Fireworks competition gets off to a banging start in Plymouth

Woking based Dragon Fireworks are competing in the British Fireworks Championships in Plymouth.

Dragon were first to fire their display last night, putting up a fantastic show against their two rivals (above).

Tonight will see another 3 displays from the remaining competitors, after which the champions will be crowned.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:40 pm  

Battersea bus crash update

Fire fighters with cutting gear have freed two people trapped after a bus crashed into a shop in Battersea.

The double decker came off the road in Lavender Hill, close to Clapham Junction railway station, this morning.

The driver's been taken to hospital while ten people have been treated at the scene.

We have this eyewitness account from Brendan.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:33 am  

Bus crashes in Battersea leaving two trapped

A bus has crashed into a shop front in Battersea.

Two fire engines and three fire rescue units were called just before 7am to the shop on Lavender Hill close to Clapham Junction.

According to the London Fire Brigade, two women are trapped on the upper deck and the driver has been taken to hospital.

Eyewitness Brendan is at the scene.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:50 am  

Judges visit Richmond for annual Bloom competition.

Judges have visited Richmond ahead of the annual Britain in Bloom competition.

Richmond is once again representing London in the Royal Horticultural Society awards.

The competition commends horticultural achievement, community participation and environmental responsibility.

It has been running since 1963.

The borough is a finalist in the ‘City’ category, competing against Islington and Tower Hamlets.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:13 am  

People in New Addington invited to see results of their feedback

People in New Addington are being invited to an event to see how their feedback has shaped plans for a new £25m leisure centre.

It’s after changes were made to proposals for the multi-million pound facility following a public consultation.

The event is taking place at the New Addington Community Centre next Monday between 4.30pm and 7.30pm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:09 am  

Closure order for retirement flat in Croydon

Croydon council has obtained a closure order on a retirement flat after months of anti-social behaviour by one of its residents.

Geoffrey Ball, who lives at the flat at Sovereign Court in Warham Road, was accused of verbally abusing other residents and staff on several occasions.

It’s believed the 69 year old also assaulted care workers, started fires and caused regular noise disturbances.

The order means the flat will now be locked for three months.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:56 am  

Richmond Fire service will be giving residents free smoke alarms this summer

Over the next few weeks firefighters will also be giving safety advice at libraries in Teddington, Richmond and Whitton.

Elderly residents and those who have a disability can also request a Home Fire Safety Visit.

For more information visit Richmond Council’s website.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:55 am  

There are just over three weeks left for housing benefit claimants in Richmond to apply for a free boiler

Residents who have inefficient or broken boilers can apply as part of the Mayor of London’s £1m Better Boilers scheme.

The aim is to reduce energy bills for up to 500 “fuel poor” homes across the capital by installing low emission appliances.

The initiative also aims to reduce winter deaths, improve air quality, and reduce the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:17 am  

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Sex crimes on commuter routes from Surrey to London increased

The number of sex crimes recorded in commuter routes from Surrey into London has increased.

Sex crimes on London’s transport network is up fifteen percent since the same period in two thousand and sixteen.

The British Transport Police says the increase is due to an expanding network and more victims and witnesses coming forward.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:08 pm  

Wanted man has links to Woking

A man is wanted by police for breached his court bail conditions.

38 year old Michael Teeder was released on bail following a hearing at Staines Magistrates Court on Friday.

Officers have been carrying out a number of enquiries to locate him but now need the public’s help.

He’s white, of a stocky build; just over 5ft with short brown hair, blue eyes and has links to the Woking, Guildford and Camberley areas.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:14 pm  

Chelsea boss is after new players

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte says he’s not finished with his summer signings just yet.

He's hoping to get four new players.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:09 pm  

UPDATE: Southern Railway dispute

The RMT union's asking the Transport Secretary to intervene in the long-running Southern Railway dispute.

It wants Epsom and Ewell’s MP Chris Grayling to arrange talks between all sides in the 16 month-long row over staffing and driver-only trains.

The Rail, Maritime and Transport union says talks with Southern's owner, Govia Thameslink Railway, have stalled.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:08 pm  

Missing teenager last seen in Walton

15 year old Hamz Ali was last seen on Monday around 1pm when he left a property near Terrace Road.

There’s concern for his welfare as he doesn’t know the area, speaks very little English and it’s believed he may be trying to make his way to London.

Hamz is black, around 5ft 10, of a slim build, and he was wearing a brown bomber jacket, dark blue jeans and orange trainers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:07 pm  

Third Strictly star announced

This Morning host Ruth Langsford is the third star to be announced for this year’s Strictly Come Dancing.

The Weybridge resident told her husband Eamonn Holmes she expects him to watch her in the audience every week.

She’ll join former Surbiton High pupil, The Saturday’s Mollie King, on the show this autumn.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:26 pm  

Thornton Heath killing

A 15 year old boy killed in Thornton Heath last night, is the 15th teen to die in such circumstances in the capital this year.

That’s compared to 12 stab related deaths last year.

Police were called to Georgia Road, near the junction with Green Lane at around 11 o’clock last night.

They found the teenager suffering stab wounds, he died at the scene.

Police believe they know who he is, but are waiting for official identification.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:24 pm  

Waterloo Upgrade blighted by more problems today

10 out of 24 platforms at the station remain closed for upgrade works.

However, a number of problems have blighted works this week, meaning more delays for commuters.

This afternoon, flooding is affecting trains running through Clapham Junction.

Yesterday, there was a trespasser on the tracks between Clapham Junction and Vauxhall, and on Monday, a signalling problem caused added delays of over an hour.

Stay tuned to Jackie for the latest travel, or follow the travel team on Twitter @Jackie_Travel

Alternatively, if you have a specific travel enquiry, call the studio on 0208 288 1078.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:23 pm  

Rita Ora says she's 'so proud' of how 'united' people in London and the wider community have been following the Grenfell Tower disaster.

The singer's been helping raise money for victims of June's deadly fire in North Kensington.

She was speaking at an event in Hollywood, where she's been honoured for her work on behalf of refugees.

Kensington and Chelsea Council has suspended council tax payments for the victims until the end of January.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Britain's Johanna Konta returns to competitive tennis tonight for the first time since her semi-final exit at Wimbledon.

She begins her Canadian Open campaign against Russia's Ekaterina Makarova in Toronto.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:59 pm  

The biggest rail workers' union is calling for the Transport Secretary's urgent intervention to help solve the dispute with Southern Railway.

The RMT's written to Epsom MP and Transport Secretary Chris Grayling after talks with the operator's owner, Govia Thameslink, apparently 'stalled' on Monday.

The union wants him to arrange a meeting with all sides involved in the row over staffing and driver-only trains.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:58 pm  

UPDATE: Epsom Missing Man Found
Surrey Police have confirmed that they have found Neil Emery, who went missing in July.

The 49 year old went missing from The Horton Haven in Epsom.

It’s a rehabilitation service for those with complex mental health problems.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:16 am  

Chelsea boss unhappy at sale of "important player"

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte's hinted he's not completely happy with the sale of Nemanja Matic to Manchester United.

The midfielder moved to Old Trafford to be re-united with manager Jose Mourinho for £40million.

Conte says Matic was an important player for him.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:15 am  

Residents close to Grenfell Tower could have their tax suspended

Those living close to the stricken Grenfell Tower are to have their council tax suspended.

Kensington and Chelsea Council has announced the tax amnesty for those who experienced major disruption following the tragedy.

Council tax payers living in Testerton Walk, Barandon Walk and Hurstway Walk will have their payments suspended from June 14 2017, the date of the devastating fire, until January 28 2018.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:50 am  

Man dies after stabbing in Thornton Heath

A man has died after being stabbed in Thornton Heath last night.

Police were called to Georgia Road, near the junction with Green Lane at around 11pm.

The victim, believed to be in his teens, died at the scene shortly afterwards.

Police believe they know who he is, but are waiting for official identification.

An investigation is underway.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:08 am  

Can you help find 13 year-old girl with links to Croydon?

Tye McNally has been missing since Sunday.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:08 am  

Brentford win cup London derby

In League Cup action last night Brentford scored an extra time 3-1 win over Wimbledon in the London Derby at Kingsmeadow.

Fulham won 2-nil at Wycombe while QPR registered a 1-nil win over Northampton.

Accrington pulled off the upset of the first round, the League Two side got past Championship Preston 3-2.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:01 am  

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Commuters at Waterloo faced chaos this evening as many waited on the platforms and in the underground before boarding trains.

Travellers posted photos on twitter of the ‘suffocating’ scenes made worse by signalling issues and a trespassing incident at Vauxhall earlier in the day.

Staff handed out free water and ice-cream to passengers as they waited.

Ten platforms at the station are closed until the 29th August as part of an £800 million Network Rail programme to increase capacity.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:37 pm  

London’s runners have taken to social media to condemn a man captured on video pushing a woman into the path of a bus on Putney Bridge.

They have dismissed claims that the attack was due to so-called ‘jogger’s rage,’ a phenomenon apparently caused by low blood sugar.

The incident happened at around 7:40am on Friday the 5th of May.

Police believe the jogger may live in the Fulham area. He is described as white, in his thirties, with brown eyes and brown hair.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:36 pm  

A stolen black BMW has smashed through level crossing barriers on Station Road in Addlestone following a police pursuit.

The barriers at the level crossing have been damaged and are currently down.

South West Trains have said delays are expected until 9pm tonight as trains are running at a reduced speed through the area.

Police are appealing for information on the whereabouts of the black BMW 135.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:36 pm  

Twickenham MP Vince Cable is backing calls to allow commuters to use empty seats in First Class during the Waterloo upgrade works.

The improvements will take three and a half weeks to complete and see 10 platforms, half the station, close during this time.

The Lib Dem leader says 1st class seats should be declassified and in the long run, completely phased out on local train services.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:05 pm  

A dog owner from Hounslow must pay out nearly £2,000 in fines and costs after not complying to micro-chipping regulations.

Luan Mitchell consistently failed to update registration details on the database.

It meant when her Border terrier went missing, animal control officers were unable to locate her.

Although the dog was micro-chipped when it had been found at Hounslow Heath, officers were unable to contact her as she had moved house.

When she went to collect her dog the next day, she was issued with a notice that required her to update the details.

She failed to do so despite three checks and further written reminders.

It’s been a legal requirement since April last year for all dogs in England over eight weeks old to be microchipped.

In addition, the keeper’s correct contact details should be kept up to date.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Are you this man? CCTV released of similar man as search continues for missing Epsom man James Middleton

Surrey Police is appealing for help to identify a man who could assist with on-going enquiries into the search for missing Epsom man James Middleton.

Mr Middleton, 70, known as 'Jim', has not been seen since Sunday the 2nd of July after going out on his light blue mobility scooter and failing to return home as expected.

Since his disappearance, officers have carried out extensive enquiries to try and find him including checking CCTV in the area, deploying search teams, specialist dog units and following up a number of reported sightings.

Voluntary organisations, including Surrey Search and Rescue, and members of the community have also been out searching common land close to the area where James was last seen.

Since his disappearance police continue to receive reported sightings of James and are now looking to identify a man seen in Epsom using a similar style mobility scooter in order to establish if these sightings may relate to him instead.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:26 pm  

Weather warnings have been issued for large parts of the country, which are likely to be hit with thundery downpours over the next two days.

The Met Office has issued yellow alerts for rain covering London and the South East.

Some areas could get 40 millimetres of rain in four hours.

Some transport routes may be affected by localised flooding leading to longer journey times.

The heaviest of the rain is expected around midday tomorrow and will last until 7pm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

A 17 year-old boy's been taken to hospital after being sprayed with an unknown substance in Kensington Gardens.

Photos on social media show the teenager being helped by emergency services just after 10 this morning.

Police say they don't think the substance used was corrosive and no arrests have been made.

People convicted of acid attacks can now be jailed for life.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:24 pm  

London and the South East has the highest life expectancy in the UK.

That's according to research published online in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health,

London has the highest life expectancy for women at just over 84 years, with men at over 80.

The South East had similar figures, with the highest expectancy for men.

The lowest in the country was in the North East where men are expected to live to 78, and women just under 82.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:19 pm  

35 firefighters are dealing with a house fire in Hounslow

The roof of a semi-detached house in Lyncroft Gardens is currently alight.

The Brigade was called just before 1.

The cause of the fire isn’t known at this stage.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:16 pm  

A trespasser at Clapham Junction caused even more delays for Waterloo commuters this afternoon.

Some trains had to be cancelled at around 2 o’clock due to the incident in between the stations.

Ten platforms are already closed at Waterloo for the upgrade, which is taking place until the end of the month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Harlequins fly-half Ruaridh Jackson will leave the Club with immediate effect and return to Glasgow Warriors.

He joined Quins in last July after two seasons with Wasps, a side he made 17 appearances for, scoring 72 points.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

Charlie Gard’s parents will complain to the press regulator over the Sun’s use of their exclusive interview with the Daily Mail.

Connie Yates and Chris Gard from Bedfont, are set to complain to IPSO, after The Sun published so called ‘sensationalised’ stories using the interview.

A number of The Sun’s stories that used the interview were labelled ‘exclusive’.

In addition, photos of the family were used in the newspaper without their consent.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:01 pm  

A police “front counter” in Streatham, which re-opened just two years ago after half a million pounds worth of restoration work, could close.

Residents say the regeneration will have been a complete waste of money if the counter is lost.

It was opened in February 2015 in a former shop in Streatham High Road as a replacement for the police station.

However, London Mayor Sadiq Khan has announced even more closures in a bid to save £400 million.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:02 pm  

Road-rage killer Kenneth Noye is going to be transferred to an open prison

Noye stabbed Stephen Cameron to death on a slip road of the M25 in Kent in 1996 - before going on the run to Spain.

The decision to move the 70 year-old follows a Parole Board recommendation last month.

Noye was also involved in the Brink’s-Mat robbery at the Heathrow International Trading Estate in 1983, taking a record 26 million pounds in gold, diamonds and cash.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:44 pm  

A bid to extend the opening hours of a top bar regularly visited by the Made in Chelsea cast has been rejected

The owner of ‘The Broadway Bar and Grill’ in Fulham asked the council to extend its opening hours until 3am.

But, the council confirmed today that his application had “100 per cent been rejected.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:32 pm  

Road-rage killer Kenneth Noye is going to be transferred to an open prison.

Noye stabbed Stephen Cameron to death on a slip road of the M25 in Kent in 1996 - before going on the run to Spain.

The decision to move the 70 year-old follows a Parole Board recommendation last month.

Noye was also involved in the Brink’s-Mat robbery at the Heathrow International Trading Estate in 1983, taking a record £26 million in gold, diamonds and cash.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:06 pm  

Suspected acid attack in Kensington Gardens

The emergency services are believed to be responding to an alleged acid attack in Kensington Gardens.

Firefighters have been pictured dousing a man in water.

It's the latest in a spate of such attacks in the last few months.

Meanwhile, the MP for Carshalton and Wallington, Tom Brake, is calling for more to be done to combat the attacks.

It's after a fake acid attack in Worcester Park, where water was actually thrown at a passer by.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:53 am  

Appeal to trace jogger after woman pushed into road in Putney

Police have released dramatic CCTV footage of the moment a jogger appeared to push a woman into the path of an oncoming bus in Putney.

At about 7.40am on Friday, the 5th of May, the 33-year-old victim was walking across Putney Bridge on the east side heading towards Putney Bridge Tube Station when a male jogger knocked her over into the road and into the path of an oncoming bus, which narrowly missed hitting her.

The bus stopped and some passengers got off and rushed to the victim's aid. She received minor injuries from the incident.

About 15 minutes later the jogger came back the other way across the bridge.

The victim tried to speak to him but he did not acknowledge her and carried on jogging.

The jogger is described as a white man, aged early to mid 30s, with brown eyes and short brown hair.

He was wearing a light grey t-shirt and dark blue shorts.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:02 am  

‘Dragons’ Den’ stars Peter Jones and Theo Paphitis have been conned out of £33,000 after a corrupt employee forged cheques to fund his gambling addiction.

Finance officer Akilan Selvathiravam worked at the Red Letter Days headquarters, looking after the cheques and cash.

The accountant admitted to fraud at Wood Green Crown Court.

Barclays Bank has compensated Mr Paphitis, from Weybridge, and Mr Jones over the scam.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:08 am  

A woman has escaped a near death experience after appearing to be pushed by a jogger into a bus

CCTV of the incident shows a man running along Putney Bridge and appears to have shoved the 33-year-old women.

The bus had to swerve into the next lane to avoid hitting her.

The woman received minor injuries and was helped by passengers on the bus which stopped after the incident on 5th May.

Officers said the jogger ran the other way across the bridge around 15 minutes later. If you have any information please call the police.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:53 am  

Talks between RMT and Southern "stall with no agreement"

Talks aimed at resolving a long-running dispute over driver-only operated trains on Southern rail have "stalled" with no agreement.

It follows more than two hours of talks between leaders of the union and officials from Southern's parent firm, Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR).

RMT general secretary Mick Cash called for round-table discussions involving all parties to now take place.

He says “RMT entered the talks in good faith” following discussions with Transport Secretary and Epsom & Ewell MP Chris Grayling.

However, he claims “there is a major blockage to making progress and that is the failure to get all parties around the table at the same time.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 am  

84 year-old man missing from Shepherd's Bush

An 84 year-old man from Shepherd's Bush has gone missing.

Joseph Brennan is described as white, bald, of a medium build with a white beard.

If you see Joseph or know where he is please contact the Met Police immediately.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:06 am  

Police release footage of shocking moment jogger pushes woman into path of oncoming bus

Police have released some shocking footage of the moment a woman was pushed into the path of an oncoming bus in Putney.

At around 7:40am on Friday 5th May, the 33-year old victim was walking across Putney Bridge.

A male jogger was approaching from the opposite direction, and with no apparent motive, barged the woman into the road.

A bus was quickly approaching the woman and the driver only just managed to swerve away from her, missing her by mere centimetres.

Police are still looking for the jogger, who is described as white, in his 30s, with brown eyes and short brown hair.

To see the shocking footage, head to the Met Police's website.

Sergeant Mat Knowles, the investigating officer from Putney Safer Neighbourhood Team, said:
"The victim was put in extreme danger when she was knocked into the road. It was only due to the superb quick reactions of the bus driver that she was not hit by the vehicle.
"We are keen to speak to the jogger in the CCTV about what happened that morning. We would urge him or anyone who recognises him to get in touch with us as soon as possible."

Anyone with information or any witnesses are asked to call Putney Safer Neighbourhood Team on 020 8785 8874 or 101 or tweet @MetCC.

Information can also be reported anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:33 am  

Monday, 7 August 2017

Chelsea's billionaire owner splits from wife

Chelsea FC’s multi-billionaire owner Roman Abramovich has separated from his wife Daria Zhukova.

The couple, who have two children together, announced the split via a joint statement.

The 50 year-old oil magnate and the 36 year-old art collector have been married for 10 years.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:19 pm  

The Lib Dem leader and Twickenham MP Sir Vince Cable says Mr Corbyn should condemn the Venezuelan regime.

Jeremy Corbyn has condemned the 'violence' by all sides but hasn't criticised President Nicolas Maduro directly.

Maduro is accused of using an election to create a dictatorship amid crippling food and medicine shortages in the country.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:14 pm  

Police in Richmond will be taking to the streets wearing Body Worn Video (BWV) cameras this week.

250 public facing officers and police community support workers across the borough have been issued with the cameras.

It is hoped they’ll bring speedier justice for victims, as offenders are apparently more likely to admit to offences when filmed.

They should also increase transparency for those in front of the camera as well as those behind it.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:36 pm  

Network Rail Chief Mark Carne defends decision to close 10 platforms

Some have criticised the decision to carry out the works during the busy tourist period, but Mark Carne says the works are vital to increase the capacity of the station by 30%

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:15 pm  

The search for the head of a £60 million cocaine supply network has finally come to an end after a two year investigation.

The hunt, led by the Met’s Central Task Force, uncovered a UK-wide network of drug couriers under the command of Klodjan Copja.

The Albanian 30 year old was convicted at Kingston Crown Court after pleading guilty of conspiracy to import and supply class A and B drugs.

He has been sentenced to seventeen years and four months in jail.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:05 pm  

A man who deliberately set fire to a busy bar in Clapham has been sentenced to life in jail.

45 year old Jason Fossett from South Norwood pleaded guilty to arson with intent to endanger life.

A manager of the Two Brewers on the High Street was locking up just before 3am in March when he noticed a man in the alleyway.

After asking him to move away he went back inside and a few minutes later then noticed a fire where the man had been standing.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:08 pm  

A model from Coulsdon who claims she was kidnapped in Italy and held for six days is meeting police and Foreign Office officials now she's back home.

20 year old Chloe Ayling says she was drugged and shoved into a bag by two men when she arrived at a pre-arranged photo shoot in Milan.

It's alleged the men tried selling her online for more than £230,000
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:32 pm  

Manu Tuilagi and Denny Solomona have been sent home from England's rugby training camp in Teddington.

The RFU says it's over "team culture issues".

It's understood they've been punished for drinking alcohol.

Tuilagi's not played for the national side since March 2016.

He missed the last World Cup after being convicted of assaulting two police officers, but later claimed he admitted guilt just to get the case over and done with.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

A man has been attacked in Leatherhead

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted in Leatherhead.

It happened in Linden Road last Saturday.

A man intervened in an argument between a man and a woman and was then attacked by a separate group of men.

He suffered head injuries and has since been discharged from hospital.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:29 pm  

Detectives investigating the attempted rape of a woman in a park in Hammersmith have released an e-fit of one of the suspects.

The 52-year-old victim was attacked by two unknown men near the nature reserve on Ravenscourt Park on Friday, the 16th of June.

The suspects grabbed the woman and carried her to a secluded area.

She was sexually assaulted before the suspects were disturbed and made off.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:06 pm  

Levi Bellfield is suspected to have carried out nearly 25 violent assaults

The convicted murderer of Walton schoolgirl Milly Dowler is suspected to have carried out at least 24 violent assaults against women.

The new possible crimes include 9 rapes, an attempted murder, one kidnap, an indecent assault and three hammer attacks.

Two suspected victims called police to report that they had been clubbed over the head while walking alone.

One woman was hit from behind at an empty petrol station in 1994 in Hinchley Wood.

47 year old Levi Bellfield is being held in Durham’s high security prison where he is serving life without parole.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:29 pm  

Tom Hardy is set for another Cbeebies Bedtime Story

Tom Hardy's next CBeebies Bedtime Story is going to be a tribute to his dog Woody.

The actor from Hammersmith recorded Fleabag by Helen Stephens with the animal beside him, before he died in June.

The star thinks showing the film will be a fitting tribute and it will air on National Dog Day, on the 26th of August.

Tom found Woody as he was making the movie Lawless, when the dog was a stray running towards a motorway.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:28 pm  

The first contestant for this year's Strictly has been announced

The Saturday’s Mollie King has been announced as the first contestant for this year’s series of Strictly Come Dancing.

The 30 year old former Surbiton High pupil will follow in the footsteps of band mate Frankie Bridge, who took part in the show in 2014.

Other rumoured stars to be joining the line-up include Matt Goss, Ross Kemp, Alexandra Burke, Joe Wicks, Sheila Hancock and Brian Conley.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:11 am  

Attack and robbery in Wandsworth

Police are appealing for witnesses after an elderly man was robbed and punched in the face in Wandsworth.

The 71 year old victim had his gold chain stolen and was hit by a man on a bike on Eversleigh Road last Thursday.

The suspect is described as a black man, aged in his 20s, around 5ft 10 and was wearing a black Lonsdale sports jacket.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:10 am  

Child arrests in Surrey and London have dropped

Figures released today show that child arrests in Surrey and London have fallen in the last six years.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:07 am  

South West Trains system fault

A system fault has left the South West Trains network without any automated announcements on this morning.

The fault is expected to last until 10am and has affected the entire network.

It started just before half past 7 during what is expected to be one of the busiest months during the Waterloo £800 million upgrade.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:04 am  

Missing teenager from Bedfont

Police are appealing for help to find a missing teenager.

16 year old Georgia Chandler from Bedfont is thought to be in the Stanwell area.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:05 am  

UPDATE: Coulsdon model kidnap

A South London model who was kidnapped, drugged and auctioned for £230,000 in Italy returns home.

20 year old Chloe Ayling from Coulsdon was snatched by two men at an arranged photo shoot in Milan on the 11th of July.

It’s thought she was transported in a bag to an isolated village near Turin before being released nearly a week later.

A Polish man, who lives in Britain, has been arrested on suspicion of kidnap and extortion.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:04 am  

The best and worst GP surgeries in Kingston have been revealed

Nearly 2 and a half thousand people have taken part in the borough’s annual Patient Survey.

It asks residents to comment on the various services provided by their local practice.

St Albans Medical Centre and Fairhill Medical Practice ranked the highest, with 92% of patients saying services were good.

While the Orchard Practice in Chessington was hit with the lowest rating of 67% satisfaction, that’s 18% below the national average.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:19 am  

Hounslow gets boost in fight against rogue landlords

Hounslow Council has received a boost of grant funding in its work to further crackdown on rogue landlords.

The money from the government’s Controlling Migration Fund will be used to tackle landlords who rent out poor quality, over-crowded and dangerous accommodation.

Complaints from tenants and residents in the borough about illegal or unsociable housing in the private rented sector have doubled in the last three years.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:17 am  

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Sutton pre-school hailed as "outstanding"

A pre-school in Sutton is officially the best in class.

Shanklin has been rated as outstanding in every category by Ofsted following an inspection earlier this month.

Based at Shanklin Community Hall, it was praised for the quality of its teaching and the effectiveness of its leadership.

The report said “Children show excitement as they arrive and are eager to engage in a variety of activities.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:09 pm  

Arsenal defeat Chelsea in penalty shootout for Community Shield

Premier League champions Chelsea will go into the new season on the back of defeat in the Community Shield.

They lost on penalties to Arsenal at Wembley this afternoon - going down 4-1 in the shootout after a 1-all draw in normal time.

Chelsea were leading when midfielder Pedro was sent off for a challenge on Mohamed Elneny.

Manager Antonio Conte says that changed the game:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:37 pm  

Model from Coulsdon kidnapped and auctioned in Milan

A glamour model who was kidnapped in Italy and put up for sale on the dark web has been confirmed as Chloe Ayling from Coulsdon.

The 20-year-old has described how she was handcuffed and put into a bag in the boot of a car in Milan, after being lured there for a fake photoshoot.

Drugged and held captive for about a week, Ms Ayling has spoken of how she feared for her life.

Investigators have arrested a suspect, described as a British-Polish man.

Lorenzo Bucossi's from the Milan Police:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:15 pm  

12-year-old girl found safe and well

A girl from Lambeth, who had been missing since last Wednesday, has been found safe and well.

12-year-old Ebony Etienne was found in the Tulse Hill area.

Police have thanked the public for their help in the search.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:21 pm  

Richmond club for stroke victims receives grant to continue services

A club in Richmond aimed at supporting victims of strokes has received a cash grant to help continue its work.

The South West London Stroke Club - Moving On provides the opportunity for stroke survivors to meet in an informal atmosphere.

It has regular speakers, social support, outings, games, quizzes and indoor bowls. It also offer Carers Support sessions when required.

It has been awarded £5,000 by the council. The funding will be used towards the salary of the Stroke Club Manager.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:10 pm  

Kingston Council stops painting bus lanes red

Kingston Council says it will no longer be painting its bus lanes red.

Some drivers complained about the lack of warning on the newly revamped lane in Kingston Road in New Malden.

A spokesman for the council told us that traditionally, the lanes were painted red to provide grip.

However, new skid resistance materials mean there’s no reason to do this anymore, and there’s no legal requirement.

Drivers have already hit back saying the move is a money making one because people won’t know they’re entering a bus lane.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:17 pm  

Anti-Social Behaviour in Hounslow

Hounslow Council and the Met Police have joined forces to take action on all forms of hat crime and anti-social behaviour.

Both organisations have joined the Mayor of London,Sadiq Khan's call for a zero-tolerance approach to incidents like acid attacks.

The new strategy will also focus on targeting knife crime, illegal trading, fly tipping and acts of terrorism.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:12 am  

Hounslow residents encouraged to have say on moorings

People in Hounslow are being urged to give their views on moorings.

Hounslow Council is proposing a byelaw to prevent the unauthorised mooring of boats along the banks of the Thames in the Borough.

It would enable the Council to restrict and control the mooring of certain boats without prior approval.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:09 am  

Saturday Football Roundup

On the first Saturday of English league football, QPR beat Reading 2-0 in the Championship at Loftus Road.

Fulham drew 1-all with Norwich while Brentford went down 1-nil at Sheffield United.

John Terry's competitive debut for Aston Villa ended in a draw.

It finished 1-all in his new side's opening game against Hull.

In League One, Wimbledon began their campaign with a 1-all draw at Scunthorpe.

Sutton and Woking were winners in the National League.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:35 am  

Concern grows over missing Lambeth teen

The search is continuing for a teenage girl missing from Lambeth.

Twelve-year-old Ebony Etienne from Tulse Hill was last seen at her aunt’s address in Lewisham on Wednesday August 2nd.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:45 am  

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Amelia thinks living in New Malden definitely has its benefits: she gets the shops and beautiful riverside from Kingston, can walk her dogs on the common and visit the tennis in Wimbledon, as well as having a great range of Asian culture and cuisines on her high street.

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