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Saturday, 19 August 2017

Disruption on the M25

Major delays were caused between junctions 8 (Reigate) and 9 (Leatherhead) on the M25 earlier today after a vehicle towing a horse box broke down.

Traffic was stopped to allow the contained horses be transferred from one horse box to another.

Pictures from traffic cams showed queues of vehicles queuing along the road in all clockwise lanes.

Shortly before 5pm, all lanes were reopened allowing travellers to get on with their journeys.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:22 pm  

Fancy a game of Footie?

Kew Park Rangers are looking for players to join their Veterans side.

The team which is for footballers over 35 meets every Wednesday evening to train.

KPR play with matches in and around the area on Saturdays.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:14 pm  

Additional disruption at Waterloo

The closure of platforms 11 to 14 at London Waterloo will now start a day earlier than planned.

It’s due to the ongoing major engineering work at the station.

The platforms will now be closed on Thursday August 24th and continue throughout the bank holiday weekend.

Platforms 1 to 10 have been shut since August 5 as part of an £800 Million upgrade.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:12 pm  

Will the F1 Race in Woking?

Woking will have to change dramatically to host a Grand Prix, a recent tour of the proposed circuit has revealed.

It follows the announcement of McLaren’s ambitious plans this week.

The exploratory lap of the 3 mile circuit revealed a number of road improvements would be required to get the track up to Formula 1 standards.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:11 pm  

Police all over Fishponds in Berrylands

Police will be out in force today at Fishponds in Berrylands

Officers from both the Berrylands & Alexandra Safer Neighbourhoods Teams will be available from 11 am to talk to residents about problems.

And there may be the marking of bikes for security; if you are interested in that you should ring 0208 721 2002.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:20 am  

Spelthorne Council has bought the freehold of a commercial property close to the M4 in Stockley Park

The office building houses two companies already, which will remain on site.

A spokesman for the council said the move was taken because councils are having to find new ways to fund services.

The authority purchased an old BP garage in Sunbury last year as well as a property opposite Sunbury station earlier this year.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:51 am  

It’s been a long few days for A Level students trying to secure a place at Uni

26.3% of this year’s exams were marked as an A or A* but admissions to universities are down.

Youngsters are now finding they have to wait up to 48 hours after entering the clearing process.

Head teacher at Coombe in New Malden, Andrew Platt, has this advice for anyone who is worried.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:04 am  

Future young leaders in Hampton will soon be able to take part in special course

That's thanks to a £5,000 grant from the Council.

MTV Youth in Hampton has received funding for a new 12 week leadership skills scheme for 12 young leaders aged 13 and 14.

The course, launching this autumn, will focus on areas such as time management, the values of leadership and communication.

There will also be one residential weekend as well as external courses on safeguarding and first aid.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:53 am  

Crystal Palace face a tough trip to Liverpool in the Premier League

Their season got off to a shaky start last weekend, losing 3-nil at home to newly promoted Huddersfield.

Manager Frank de Boer says he won't let that result affect how he sets up his side.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:56 am  

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte's laughing off the latest comments from Diego Costa

It comes after the dispute between the club and striker intensifies.

The Spain international's claimed they're stopping him from leaving for Atletico Madrid - by demanding too much money for him.

His manager took a light hearted approach when asked for his view.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:42 am  

UPDATE: A fifth person has been charged with the murder of a teenager in Thornton Heath

The 16 year old was arrested today and later bailed pending further enquires.

15 year old Jermaine Goupall was out with friends in Green Lane when they were confronted by men armed with knives and a machete.

He died at the scene from a stab wound to the leg.

Four people have already been charged with his murder.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:28 am  

Friday, 18 August 2017

A man from Surbiton who groomed a 12-year-old girl over the internet with the intention of sexually exploiting her has been sentenced to jail.

Matthew Eglinton interacted with the girl over Facebook to instigate a relationship with her.

The 26-year-old has been sentenced to two years imprisonment, suspended for 18 months at Kingston Crown court.

He will also be made to sign the sex offenders register for ten years.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:05 pm  

Two men have been sentenced to almost eight years in jail for 25 different burglaries across Surrey and Kent.

Rhys Colley, aged 26 from Bromley, and Peter Martin, aged 24 from Delamere Crescent in Croydon, broke into houses in the Tandridge area in 2015.

Using tools from their victims sheds they pried open house doors and windows to steal valuables and electronic goods.

They were sentenced today at Guildford Crown Court.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:40 pm  

A murder investigation has been launched following a stabbing in Brixton earlier today.

Police were called to Atlantic Road after a man in his 30’s was found with stab injuries.

He was taken to a south London hospital where he later died.

No arrests have yet been made.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:23 pm  

A landowner in Addlestone has been interviewed ‘under caution’ about alleged unauthorised work

It about suspected planning breaches at the Wey Meadows site, including clearing and incinerating vegetation and trees.

Runnymede Borough Council says a multi-agency investigation is underway.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

Tributes paid to Sir Bruce Forsyth

Sir Bruce Forsyth, the entertainer whose career spanned more than 70 years, has died at the age of 89.

Sir Bruce, who lived with his wife in Virginia Water, passed away earlier today.

His family says he'd recently contracted pneumonia and passed away at home surrounded by his wife and children.

Claire Gregory looks back at his life in showbusiness.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:17 pm  

Railway trespassing across the South East has hit a 6 year high

Network Rail says it has cost the taxpayer £20million in the last three years alone.

Trains are powered by a conductor rail, which has to be turned off when someone comes into contact with the tracks.

Last year, the train company released CCTV of a woman in Feltham lifting a buggy over a barrier in order to cross the tracks.

Footage was also released earlier this year of a cyclist lifting the barriers in North Sheen to get across the tracks before the train came.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Sir Bruce Forsyth has died at the age of 89

The entertainer passed away at his home in Virginia Water.

The former Strictly Come Dancing presenter had been unwell for some time and was in hospital earlier this year after a severe chest infection.

His long career in showbusiness began when he was aged just 14.

Credits include shows like The Generation Game, Play Your Cards Right and Strictly Come Dancing.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:37 pm  

A man who carried out a knife point robbery at a cash machine in Sutton High Street has been sentenced to 4 and a half years in prison

22 year old Eessa Orchard approached a lone female who was using the cash point in April.

Armed with a knife, he demanded money from her; she obliged, handing over £170.

She later called police, who managed to obtain CCTV images of Orchard, and arrest him.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:14 pm  

Harlequins prop Joe Marler has committed his long-term future to the Twickenham based club

The 27-year-old was contracted initially until 2018 but has extended his deal by a further three years.

A former club captain, Marler has made more than a 150 appearances since his debut in 2009 scoring 7 tries.

Harlequins Director of Rugby John Kingston says he's now established as one of the best loosehead props in world rugby.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:07 pm  

Lib Dem leader, Sir Vince Cable, has called the Government's sale of the Green Investment Bank "environmentally irresponsible".

The MP for Twickenham says the £2.3 billion deal risks "setting the UK back years in its efforts to tackle climate change".

It's being taken over by an Australian-led consortium, that's promising to invest £3 billion in green energy projects over the next three years.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

A man’s been found with stab injuries outside Feltham Police station

Officers heard shouting in the early hours and found the victim, in his 30s, on the pavement outside.

He’s been taken to hospital where his condition is unknown.

A 24 year old man has been arrested.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:46 pm  

Firefighters have issued a candle safety warning after a South Croydon fire

Firefighters have issued a candle safety warning after a fire in South Croydon.

Part of a first floor flat in Columbine Avenue was damaged by the blaze.

The occupant of the property wasn’t home at the time, the alarm was raised by a passer-by who saw smoke coming from the window.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:42 pm  

Police in Addlestone are hunting a man in connection with some lead thefts

In the early hours of July the 25th, a man in Kemble Avenue was disturbed by a noise outside.

On further investigation, he saw the suspect standing on the porch roof.

He then appeared to fall off the roof and made off in an unknown vehicle.

A small quantity of lead was stolen from this property and a further two neighbouring properties were also targeted.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:01 pm  

South West Trains to introduce a fare price cap

A price cap will come into force on the South West Trains franchise to avoid passengers potentially paying higher fares.

The Competition and Markets Authority's accepted plans from First Group and MTR, which will run the Waterloo to Exeter route from this weekend.

Both services which run on the route, South West Trains and Great Western Railway, are owned by First Group.

Regulators have been concerned First Group will have a monopoly on services in south west England.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:20 pm  

Police investigating the assault of an elderly woman on her own doorstep in Streatham are continuing to appeal for help.

On Thursday the 27th of July, 82 year old Catherine Smith returned to her home in Lydhurst Avenue at around 1pm to find a female sitting outside her property.

The suspect asked "where's Tracey" before repeatedly asking for money then requested to use her toilet to which Catherine said "no."

When she tried to close her front door the suspect forced the door open causing Catherine to fall backwards and hit her head.

The suspect proceeded to punch her numerous times and then strangled her with a dog lead.

A reward of up to £5,000 is being offered for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the suspect.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:03 pm  

Less than a third of the money raised for those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire has reached them

The Charity Commission says nearly half of the £19-million gathered from the tragedy in North Kensington has been sent to distributing organisations.

Of that, around £5.8 million has gone to those hit, including survivors and bereaved families.

Authorities say more cash is due to be handed out.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:42 pm  

This weekend marks the one year anniversary for London's Night Tubes

The eight millionth journey on the Night Tube is expected to take place this weekend which marks its one year anniversary.

It launched on the 19th of August last year with two lines running and has run on five lines since December.

The Northern line, which goes from Morden to Edgware and High Barnett, was the fourth line to be added to the service.

The latest was the Piccadilly line in December which runs between Heathrow and Cockfosters.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:19 am  

A fourth person's been charged with the murder of a teenager in Thornton Heath

18 year old Daniel Luke from Croydon will appear in custody at Camberwell Magistrates' Court today.

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

He died at the scene from a stab wound to the leg.

Three people have already been charged with his murder.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:19 am  

Leader of Hounslow Council has released a statement following the attacks in Spain

The Leader of Hounslow Council is encouraging residents to remain vigilant and calm.

Following the attacks in Barcelona Steve Curran says “we would like to express our deepest sympathy on behalf of everyone in the borough.”

He added “we will be flying the flag at half-mast at the Civic Centre today.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:18 am  

The biggest rail workers' union will hold a protest next week

The biggest rail workers' union will hold a protest next week, calling for guards to be kept on trains.

The RMT says First Group MTR is refusing to give guarantees on staffing when it takes over South West Trains on Sunday.

But the new operators insist there will be a second member of staff on board.

The protest will be held outside London's Waterloo station on Monday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:21 am  

Star and Garter in Surbiton is among the best care homes in the country

A care home that houses ex-service men and women is among the best in the country.

It’s been awarded the Level 1 “Kitemark” by Dementia Care Matters, following recent, unannounced inspections.

Only 1% of care homes achieve the Level 1 distinction.

The Star and Garter was moved to Surbiton from its iconic base on Richmond Hill in 2013 after almost 90 years at the site.

To find out more, click here
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:04 am  

Chelsea will fine Costa until he returns

This morning’s papers claim Chelsea will fine Diego Costa until he returns to the club.

The Daily Express says it could cost the forward £3 million.

Costa’s insisting he won’t go back until a move to Atletico Madrid’s agreed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:05 am  

Police are cracking down on dog owners who allow their pets to roam free on an estate in Croydon

The news follows continued complaints about dogs wandering free on the Webb Estate in Purley.

One man, Andras Boros, has been fined £200 for breaching his Community Protection Notice.

He failed to ensure dogs kept at his property were under control and did not roam or stray.

He was issued with the warning last August, but ignored it.

He was then visited by the council’s dog warden in October, to educate him about his legal responsibilities.

But by March, more complaints had been received.

The council then took him to court where the fine was issued.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:05 am  

The transformation of Twickenham Station is set to move into its next phase

The current entrance is to be moved next Friday to make way for work on a new station and public plaza.

After this, access to trains, ticket machines and other services will be via a temporary station next to platform 3.

Near the temporary station entrance there will be one Blue Badge holders bay, as well as two spaces for taxi set down and pick-ups.

Replacement cycle parking facilities are also being provided.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:33 am  

Top meets bottom in Surrey Cricket's Premier Division

In the Surrey Cricket League’s Premier Division tomorrow it’s top against bottom.

At Tolworth Court current leaders Old Royalists host defending champions Norwood Exiles who find themselves at the foot of the table.

In the pick of the Division One games St Lukes host London Gymkhana at the Raynes Park High School fields.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:29 am  

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Chelsea's star man and new signing play first game for blues

Chelsea’s Eden Hazard returned for the blues today in a ‘behind-closed-doors friendly with QPR at their training ground in Cobham.

The Belgian international has been out of action for a few months now with an ankle injury, but returned with a goal as they ran out 8-0 winners over their west-London rivals.

New signing Tiemoue Bakayoko also played, having had an operation on his knee before making the switch to Stamford Bridge in the summer.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:35 pm  

Chelsea Doctor suspended after dangerous treatment given to autistic children

A doctor at a private clinic in Chelsea has been suspended over claims he administered dangerous and discredited treatments to autistic children.

Dr David O’Connell charged hundreds of pounds for sessions to provide consultations for parents hoping to find a “cure” for their child’s autism.

But he is accused of offering them injections which were proved to have no impact on the disorder and have even been linked to the death of a child.

He is being investigated by the General Medical Council after it emerged he was using unproven forms of treatment at his autism clinic.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

Croydon 'above average' with pass rate for A-Levels

Croydon schools have reported good A-level results, with only two schools left to report theirs.

They have reported an average pass rate of 98.3%, that's .4% more than the national average.

More students are getting the top grades as well, as there is a reported 4% increase on those getting the top A and A* grades.

Croydon’s cabinet member for children, young people and learning, Alisa Flemming says: “it is good news for the students as well as the schools as a whole.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Richmond's Matthews named Player of the Match as England's Women march into semis

Richmond’s Alex Matthews was named Player of the Match as England’s Women secured a semi-final place in the Rugby World Cup after beating the USA.

Tries from Scarratt, Wilson-Hardy, Cockayne, McLean and two from Packer sealed a 47-26 victory over the Americans.

Head coach, Simon Middleton says they are looking forward to the challenge after getting out of the pool.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:39 pm  

Detectives investigating the murder of a teenager in Thornton Heath have made a fourth arrest

An 18-year-old man is being held on suspicion of the murder of 15 year old Jermaine Goupall (pictured) last week.

Jermaine was out with a group of friends in Green Lane when they were confronted by three men armed with knives and a machete.

He died from a stab wound to the leg. Three people have already been charged with his murder.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

A 16-year-old boy has appeared in court after a series of acid attacks which took place in less than 90 minutes in London

He's charged with 13 offences, including throwing a corrosive substance and robbery.

Five people, all on mopeds , were allegedly attacked in one night last month.

The teenager, who can't be named because of his age, appeared in court via videolink from Feltham Young Offenders.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:16 pm  

Firefighters urged to open up about mental health

The Fire Brigades Union is urging its members to talk about mental health issues because thousands of staff are having to take time off work.

A separate study by Mind found 27% of firefighters have contemplated taking their own lives because of stress.

Sean Starbuck is the national officer for the Norbiton based FBU.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

A woman and five children have escaped a fire in Brentford

The brigade was called to the blaze in Albany Road just before 10 o’clock last night.

Part of the first floor was damaged by the fire.

A teenage boy suffering from smoke inhalation was treated at the scene.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:40 pm  

Roehampton University has been named one of the easiest universities to get into

That’s according to a list written by the Complete University Guide.

The annual report ranks 129 UK institutions based on variables such as entry standards, student satisfaction, and graduate prospects.
UCAS points are another way of evaluating the institutions.

Roehampton requires 280 points and ranked 12th on the Evening Standard’s list of the ‘15 easiest universities to get into’.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:16 pm  

Carshalton's MP explains why Big Ben MUST fall silent

Tom Brake has dismissed calls for workers to wear ear defenders, and say the matter goes much deeper.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:04 pm  

Vandals in Sutton have attacked cars belonging to elderly residents.

Police were called to the flats on Monday morning after cars and the entrance to a building were defaced.

The incidents occurred in Barton Court and Durston Court.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:28 pm  

Police are trying to locate an elderly man who has gone missing from Twickenham.

85-year-old, Clive Railton was last seen at around 11 o’clock yesterday morning on St Margaret's Road.

He was last seen wearing a red cap, cream coat and cream trousers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:27 pm  

A Croydon teenager accused of acid attacks will appear in court today

A 16-year-old boy accused of carrying out a string of acid attacks on moped riders will appear in court today.

The Croydon teenager, who cannot be named because of his age, allegedly targeted six men on bikes in July, spraying them in the face
with a harmful liquid.

One victim was left with life-changing injuries.

The offence carries a maximum sentence of life imprisonment.

He is also charged with two counts of robbery and four counts of attempted robbery.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:05 pm  

Grenfell Tower students to have their A Level grades reviewed

Pupils in North Kensington, who took exams around the time of the Grenfell Tower fire, will have their grades reviewed to make sure their prospects are not affected by the tragedy.

Kensington and Chelsea Council says it's working with a number of schools and exam boards.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:49 pm  

Another 16 people have been prosecuted in Croydon

As part of the council’s ongoing Don’t Mess With Croydon, Take Pride campaign.

A total of 11 people were prosecuted for fly tipping.

One for urinating in public, one for spitting, two for dropping a cigarette on the ground and one for littering.

The offenders were ordered to pay a combined total of over £6,000.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:24 pm  

Thousands of emergency service shifts lost due to mental health problems

41,000 emergency service shifts were lost to mental health problems last year.

A survey from the charity Mind highlights the strain firefighters, health service workers and police officers are under.

It also found 27% contemplated taking their own lives last year because of stress.

Jill Tolfrey from the Firefighters Charity says the tragedy at Grenfell Tower in North Kensington reminds us just how much we owe them:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:20 pm  

A Level success for students in New Malden

Coombe Sixth Form in New Malden is celebrating its A Level Results.

52% of pupils have achieved A*-B grades.

Here, Head teacher Andrew Platt talks about the difficulties faced by staff and students because of the exam reforms.

He also has advice for youngsters who didn't do as well as they'd have liked.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:13 pm  

Brexit is to blame for rail fare hikes according to Carshalton's MP

The rate of inflation remained unchanged in July at 2.6%, led by a drop in fuel prices.

It means the Consumer Price Index measure of inflation remains above the Bank of England's inflation target of 2% but is below economists' predictions of 2.7%.

Despite this, the rate of Retail Price Index inflation, which is used to set rail season ticket prices, rose to 3.6%, the Office for National Statistics said.

Rail unions slammed the prospect of the highest increase in fares in five years as a "kick in the teeth" and reignited their calls for the industry to be re-nationalised.

MP for Carshalton and Wallington, and Lib Dem Brexit Spokesperson, Tom Brake, says Brexit is to blame for the rise is fare prices.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:54 am  

"The landscape of education is changing" comments Coombe Sixth Form Head teacher as students celebrate record results

The number of students being awarded the highest grades in their A Levels has risen for the first time in four years.

26.3% of exams were marked as an A or A*

These are the first round of exams since A Levels were reformed and the AS level was scrapped.

52% of pupils at Coombe Sixth Form in New Malden have achieved A* to B grades.

Head teacher Andrew Platt says it has been challenging.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:51 am  

Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has announced its new appointed Interim Chief Nurse

Sue Tranka joins from Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust where she was Deputy Chief Nurse.

She’s a registered Nurse, midwife, mental health nurse and district nurse of over 25 years’ experience.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:22 am  

Coombe Sixth Form in New Malden celebrating record success

The number of students being awarded top marks in their A-levels has risen for the first time in six years.

26.3% of grades being issued across England, Wales and Northern Ireland today are As or A*

The overall pass rate fell slightly though, including in subjects which have been reformed to include less non-exam assessment.

52% of pupils at Coombe Sixth Form in New Malden achieved A* to B grades; these girls are some of them.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:16 am  

Most of the departments at Woking & Sam Beare Hospices have moved into new offices in Woking

They are adjacent to the new state-of-the-art hospice in Goldsworth Park but the Sam Beare Community Team is still based in Weybridge.

It’s the first time that all of the clinical teams and non-clinical teams will be working together from one site.

Chelsea Flower Show Gold Medal Winner Charlotte Harris will begin work in the Gardens next Monday.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:11 am  

Gordon Ramsay's restaurant has been ranked the 6th best in the UK

The Good Food Guide’s annual list of the UK’s top 50 restaurants is out, and more than a quarter of them are in London.

Restaurant Gordon Ramsay in Chelsea ranked sixth, it has held three Michelin stars since 2001.

The TV chef who lives in Wandsworth has so far earned 16 stars from various eateries.

The number one position was won by Restaurant Nathan Outlaw in Cornwall.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:11 am  

Sutton, Kingston and Hounslow are all good places for same sex couples to raise a family

Sutton has come third in a survey of where LGBT couples should live in London, to start a family.

The survey weighed up house prices, access to green spaces and safety for LGBT families within the community.

Newham was ranked the best area for gay and lesbian couples to raise their children, but also in the top 10 list were Merton, Lambeth, Kingston and Hounslow.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:08 am  

It's A Level results day; here's what you need to know about clearing

Hundreds of thousands of students across the country will receive their A Level results this morning.

But, universities still have thousands of empty places, in what is being described as the toughest recruitment season ever.

For these institutions, the clearing process is vital to filling up empty courses.

Andrew Homer is the Director of Student Admissions at Kingston University; he says you need to be prepared before calling a University.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:30 am  

The number of university applications is falling, is the price tag partly to blame?

It's a nervous morning for students in England, Wales and Northern Ireland as they wait to open their A Level results.

But research suggests numbers applying to universities are falling, with many 18 year olds looking to apprenticeship schemes instead.

Sir David Ashton from Royal Holloway University in Egham says the price-tag may also have something to do with it:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:20 am  

Director of Admissions at Kingston University says University places are available through clearing

Sixth formers across the country that don’t get into their first choice university will go through clearing today.

Thousands of places have been left empty from low application numbers.

This means that students going through clearing this year may have more options, or lower grade requirements.

Director of Admissions at Kingston University, Andrew Homer, says they shouldn’t be worried.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am  

Twickenham MP says Brexit 'might not happen'

The MP for Twickenham and leader of the Liberal Democrats has said that Brexit might not happen.

Sir Vince Cable believes there is a ‘significant possibility’ that the UK might not leave the EU after talks could be delayed until December.

The MP who was re-elected this year in the general election said the Government was dependent on support of the Labour party, which may not happen.

He was speaking at the Edinburgh International Book Festival.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 am  

Staines man sentenced for stealing van and driving with owner on bonnet

A man who stole a delivery van, and drove off with the driver clinging to the bonnet has been sentenced to jail.

The incident happened in May when a driver left the keys inside his van while making a delivery on London Road in Staines.

Tony Mark Coates took the opportunity to steal the van, driving erratically whilst the owner clung on.

The 34-year-old from Staines has been sentenced to six years imprisonment and banned from driving for four years.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:16 am  

Chelsea midfielder said he needed to move on

Midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek says he needed to leave Chelsea to show what he can do in the Premier League.

The England under-21 international's joined Crystal Palace on a season-long loan.

Former Palace boss Sam Allardyce recently said if Loftus-Cheek had left sooner, he could've been as good as Harry Kane already.

But the player's happy with his decision.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 am  

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Teenager missing from Putney

Concerns are growing for a teenager who is missing from Putney.

15-year old Azya Mahmood was last seen this morning leaving her home.

There is an image of her on our website, anyone who has seen her or has any information should contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:27 pm  

Esher College has posted students’ A-level results online a day early.

Students were left feeling angry and confused after their grades were briefly posted online this morning.

The results were quickly removed once officials realised the error.

A-Level students are due to receive their results tomorrow, with those wanting to go to university being told whether they have secured their place via UCAS from about 8am.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

More than 2,000 courses at London universities still have last minute places for students getting their A-level results tomorrow.

More teenagers may enter the clearing process this year because changes to exams mean it’s harder to predict results.

St George’s University in Tooting has doubled the number of people answering the phones on clearing day.

While at St Mary’s University in Twickenham academic staff will be helping to answer the phones so they can speak directly to students.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:05 pm  

Tom Brake, MP for Carshalton and Wallington, has called on Chris Grayling and Paul Scully to apologise to rail passengers in Sutton and across the country.

Earlier this year the transport secretary declared the government’s commitment to cap train fares in line with inflation.

However, passengers could now face a 3.6% increase for season tickets from next year in what would be the highest fare hike in five years.

The Liberal Democrat attributes the rise in inflation to the EU referendum.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:16 pm  

It’s reported the South East has the lowest unemployment rate in the country

Official figures show a rate of 3.2% in the last quarter.

The national average for unemployment was at just under 4.5%

London was above the UK average at 5.5%

But, the region had the biggest increase in employment from April to June, with 25,000 more people in work.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:08 pm  

Carshalton and Wallington MP Tom Brake doesn't agree the Big Ben refurb will affect tourism

The Prime Minister has criticised plans to silence Big Ben until 2021.

The giant bell inside the Elizabeth Tower is due to stop ringing on Monday, to allow for renovation work to take place.

Parliamentary officials insist the workers' hearing would be put at 'serious risk' if it was allowed to keep chiming.

MP for Carshalton and Wallington, Tom Brake, is spokesman for the House of Commons Commission.

He doesn’t agree that the refurb will affect tourism.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:07 pm  

Rumour has it Chelsea will bid for Tottenham's Danny Rose

It’s being reported Chelsea will bid for Tottenham's Danny Rose.

The Sun suggests they'll need to pay 50 million pounds to get anywhere with a deal.

The two teams clash on Sunday in the Premiership.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:15 pm  

Investigations are continuing following a house fire in Richmond yesterday afternoon

Officers were called to the blaze at a semi detached house in Terrace Lane just before 5 o’clock.

Half of the first floor of the property was damaged.

There were no reports of any injuries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:13 pm  

Police investigating the alleged kidnapping of a Coulsdon model have made a second arrest

Officers from West Midlands Police arrested Michal Jonrad Herba in connection with the kidnapping of Chloe Ayling.

The 36 year old was arrested at an address in the Tividale area of Birmingham on a European Arrest Warrant issued by the Italian authorities.

He is due to appear at Westminster Magistrates Court tomorrow.

Hebra is the brother of the main suspect Lukasz Pawel Herba, who was arrested last month, after handing Ayling into the British consulate in Milan.

Chloe Ayling says she was held for several days last month and offered for sale on the dark web by a group called Black Death.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:12 pm  

The Prime Minister has criticised plans to silence Big Ben until 2021

The giant bell inside the Elizabeth Tower is due to stop ringing on Monday, to allow for renovation work to take place.

Parliamentary officials insist the workers' hearing would be put at 'serious risk' if it was allowed to keep chiming.

MP for Carshalton and Wallington, Tom Brake, is spokesman for the House of Commons Commission.

He says they will look again at the decision.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:11 pm  

Three teens to go on trial over murder in Thornton Heath

Three teenagers will go on trial in January, accused of murdering a 15-year-old boy.

Jermaine Goupall died after he was stabbed in the leg last week.

The trio are aged 16, 17 and 18.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:45 pm  

Today marks 40 years since the death of Elvis

Today marks 40 years since the death of “The King.”

Elvis Presley passed away at his home in Memphis at the relatively young age of 42, on this day in 1977.

Mauro Dirago is a producer from Kingston.

In 2015, he approached Elvis’s wife Priscilla with the idea of creating an album featuring the singer and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

It was a huge success; here, Mauro tells us how it all came to fruition.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:16 pm  

Hundreds of Ahmadiyya Muslims from South West London and Surrey to walk for charity

This Saturday, hundreds of youth members from the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association, will be walking/running a half marathon under the banner of 'Mercy4Mankind' at Keswick in the Lake District.

The walk aims to raise funds for various British charities, and to show the true image of Islam.

The AMYA worships out of mosques in Southfields and Morden, Europe's largest mosque.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:05 pm  

Could the Grand Prix be coming to Woking?

McLaren have spiced up the summer break doldrums with a proposal for a grand prix on the streets of Woking, McLaren’s home town.

Joining Monaco, Singapore, Melbourne and Abu Dhabi on the Formula 1 would be the Woking Grand Prix.

It would take place on an 18-corner 4.8km track named the Woking International Circuit.

The route would include Victoria Way, Boundary Road, Albert Drive, back down Maybury Road, cutting down Stanley Road and along Church Street East.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:46 am  

Over 150 new electric vehicle charging points are to be installed across Richmond

A grant of £285,000 has been awarded to the project by the Government.

The new funding will provide residential charge points to help those who don’t have access to off-street parking.

It will allow them to make the switch from polluting vehicles to zero-emission vehicles.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:43 am  

Richmond council want more defibrillators available on the high street

Pharmacies across Richmond are being urged to support a nationwide campaign to make more defibrillators available.

The Council wants all high street chemists, including chain Boots, to carry the life saving devices.

There are over 10,000 cardiac arrests every year in London; that’s 27 a day.

Around 32% of people survive an out of hospital cardiac arrest.

But where there is a defibrillator and someone trained to use it, the chance can increase to 80%
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:38 am  

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

38 of the UK’s Universities have made it into the top 500 in the world according to the Shanghai Global Rankings

The University of Surrey jumped 86 places from last year to place 362nd.

Royal Holloway in Egham missed out on a place in the top 500, instead coming in the top 600.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:08 pm  

Immigration issues proving problematic in the Grenfell Tower inquiry

The judge leading the Grenfell Tower inquiry's suggesting a failure to address the immigration status of some survivors could hinder his work.

Sir Martin Moore-Bick's urging the Government to encourage those who'd been living in the block in North Kensington illegally to come forward.

He's written to the Prime Minister to say not having their co-operation could mean the investigation misses out on some "valuable" evidence.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:37 pm  

Charlie Gard's parents say they'll use the cash people donated to cover his medical bills to help other children with rare diseases.

£1.3 million was given to the family from Bedfont by more than 84,000 well-wishers before the terminally ill baby died last month.

Chris Gard and Connie Yates say they'll set up the "Charlie Gard Foundation".
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:47 pm  

Police are appealing for help in identifying a man in connection with an assault outside the Boogie Lounge in Epsom.

A man was taken to hospital with serious head and facial injuries after an altercation outside the club in Waterloo Road.

It happened on Saturday July the 15th.

A CT scan later revealed that his skull was fractured.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:42 pm  

Surrey Police is appealing for the public’s help in tracing wanted man Graham Lees.

The 38-year-old from Chertsey is wanted on recall to prison for breach of bail conditions.

Lees is described as white, 5ft 8, blonde hair and blue eyes.

He has links to Manchester, Chertsey and Warwickshire.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:38 pm  

Shared road schemes are causing misery for guide dogs and their owners

Charity Guide Dogs is calling on the Government to abandon plans to introduce more shared pavement schemes.

It wants an amnesty until a full review into how they affect the blind and their guide dogs can be carried out.

Seven out of ten people who took part in a Guide Dogs survey feel they are put in danger by shared surface schemes, where kerbs and pedestrian crossing points are often removed.

While separate research by YouGov show that many other people who live in cities share their concern, with 66% saying that traditional streets are safer.

The charity says schemes like the Go Cycle schemes, which are cropping up across London, are making life every difficult for blind people.

Guide Dogs is calling for:

• a moratorium on new shared surface schemes until new guidance is issued.
• clear and up-to-date guidance on accessibility issued by central government to local authorities
• a formal process of engagement with disabled people and their representatives at the beginning of the planning process.

Clive Wood is the Surrey spokesman for the charity.

Blind since birth, he has first hand experience with the problem.

The charity has launched a petition, which it will present to ministers. To sign it, click here

A DfT spokesperson said:

“We are absolutely clear that the needs of the whole community, including disabled people, need to be considered by councils looking to introduce shared space schemes.

The Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation is carrying out a review of these schemes and will be reporting back to us shortly.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

The UK’s first ever Hedgehog census has been launched

It’s taking place between now and October the 31st thanks to charity Hedgehog Street.

The census will look at their habitats to try and work out why they are in decline.

The information will be gathered via an online survey and the data then analysed by scientists at the University of Reading.

According to Surrey Wildlife Trust, numbers have fallen by nearly a third since 2002.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:46 pm  

Theresa May insists social housing policy will be assessed in connection with the fatal Grenfell Tower blaze in North Kensington

The Prime Minister's been responding to Labour's description of the public inquiry into the fire as "deeply unsatisfactory."

They say it’s because the topics are too limited.

But Mrs May insists the Housing Minister Alok Sharma will review social housing separately.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:13 pm  

A man from Epsom has appeared in court after being charged with controlling prostitution for gain

It follows allegations that premises on the High Street were being used as a brothel.

36 year old Borys Bobinski was arrested after officers were called following reports of a disturbance.

He appeared at Guildford Crown Court and pleaded not guilty.

A trial date has been set for next February.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:07 pm  

Croydon is top when it comes to fostering

The borough has topped a league table of councils who took part in this year’s Carers’ Week.

It hosted 31 registered events over the seven days, nine clear of second place Leeds.

All 418 authorities nationwide were encouraged to host foster events to raise awareness of the need for more carers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:05 pm  

Chiswick man jailed for child abuse

A former TV and film special effects artist from Chiswick who abused children as young as seven has been jailed.

David Trainer has been sentenced to more than eight years in prison after admitting assaulting two boys and two girls between 1980 and 1991.

The 63-year-old worked on the children's film The NeverEnding Story.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:24 pm  

Police are looking for a man connected to burglaries in Woking

Police are looking for information to identify a man after a number of burglaries in the Woking area.

An e-fit has been produced of a man who was disturbed by a resident when he was spotted looking through a neighbour’s window in Park Road.

There’s been other reports in Guildford Road and Mount Hermon Road recently.

The man’s white, 20-25, with short blonde hair, and wearing a black jacket and jeans.

If you recognise the man or have any information, call 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:11 pm  

Surrey Police release video of drivers filmed using their phones at the wheel

The footage was filmed on the Surrey stretch of the M25 as part of Operation Tramline.

Operation Tramline aims to make the major road network within Surrey safer.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:44 am  

Kingston Police have released a picture of the injuries sustained by woman who was bitten on the cheek in an unprovoked attack

The victim was leaving Pryzm nightclub in the early hours of Sunday, June the 25th.

She was attacked by an unknown man, only described as a young white man.

Officers are hoping the image, which can be viewed on our Twitter feed, will encourage someone to come forward with information.

Anyone with information, should call police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:43 am  

Arsenal striker Ian Wright thinks that Chelsea forward Diego Costa's refusal to return to training is disgraceful.

The 28-year-old, who is currently in Brazil, wants to join former club Atletico Madrid, but Chelsea boss Antonio Conte wants him to return.

Costa claims he’s being fined for his absence and is considering legal action, he might even stay in Brazil unpaid until his contract ends.

But, the Blues expect Costa to return to training immediately and get match fit as he is still contracted to the club.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:19 am  

Disruption's expected for commuters travelling to London Waterloo for the rest of the day after a train derailed

Images suggest the South West Train service hit a freight train as it pulled away from London Waterloo this morning.

Three people were treated by paramedics.

Meanwhile, as engineering work continues, commuters are told to avoid Clapham Junction, Wimbledon and Surbiton at peak times.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:36 am  

Two Harlequins players are in action for England later

The England Rugby Under 18s squad will face Wales in the development tour South Africa today.

The match will be the second in the series, following a 24-8 win against France on Friday.

The squad includes Harlequins players Cadan Murley and George Head.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am  

PC linked to Hammersmith and Fulham is convicted of fraud

A police constable attached to Hammersmith and Fulham Borough has been convicted of two counts of fraud.

35-year old PC Reshat Kemal pleaded guilty to fraud by false representation last week after being arrested in May 2015.

He offered his victims the chance to invest money with him with sizeable returns, something which never happened.

Sentencing has been adjourned until November.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:08 am  

March takes place through streets of Kensington to remember victims of Grenfell Tower Fire

Hundreds marched through the streets last night in West London to mark two months since the Grenfell Tower fire in North Kensington.

Many walked with their crutches or joined the march in wheelchairs for the victims and 80 people that lost their lives that night.

Thousands of residents from Kensington and Chelsea are calling on their council to terminate its contract with the organisation that manages the tower.

They have received a vote of no confidence, claiming it is no longer fit for purpose.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 am  

Teenage girl missing from Croydon

Police are concerned for a 15-year old girl, who is missing from Croydon.

Emily Patterson was last seen yesterday at about 5pm leaving her house.

She’s white, 5ft 8ins, of medium build with shoulder length brown hair. She was last seen wearing a black top with white stripes on the sleeves.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:38 am  

Former Wimbledon champion to be replaced as world number one

Former Wimbledon champion Andy Murray will be replaced as world number one next week by Rafa Nadal.

Murray's been top of the rankings since November last year but Federer's withdrawn from the Cincinnati Masters this week because of a back injury.

He says the switch to hard courts has taken its toll on his body, but he still plans to play the US Open later this month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:18 am  

Monday, 14 August 2017

Police appeal for information in Chiswick

Dectectives are appealing for information after a collision between a car and a pedestrian in Chiswick.

Police were called to the Chiswick highroad just after 4pm.

The pedestrian a man in his 60s was taken by ambulance to hospital but his injuries are not thought to be life threatening.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:39 pm  

Missing woman in New Malden

Police are appealing for information to locate a woman missing from New Malden.

76 year Glendora Ross has been missing since 10am and was last seen last night around 7 o'clock at her home.

She’s white, around 5foot 7 inches tall, about 16 stone has grey hair on the side of head to shoulder with no hair on the top of her head.

Sometimes she wears a woollen beanie type hat and black short trousers.

Police are especially concerned as she may be suffering from confusion due to a medical condition.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:36 pm  

Car collides with pedestrian in Chiswick

There’s been a serious collision between a car and a pedestrian in Chiswick.

Police were called to the Chiswick highroad just after 4pm.

The pedestrian a man in his 60s was taken by ambulance to hospital.

Officers say the Chiswick highroad remains closed while enquiries continue.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:36 pm  

Police eliminate two men from Putney jogger enquiry

Detectives investigating the jogger who pushed a woman into the path of an oncoming bus in Putney are continuing to appeal for information.

Police say they've now questioned two men.

Both were eliminated from enquiries over the weekend, including an American who proved he wasn't in the country at the time.

CCTV shows a bus driver on Putney Bridge in May swerving to avoid the victim.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:34 pm  

Collision between two cars in Malden Rushett

There’s been a serious collision between two cars in Malden Rushett.

It happened around 2.30pm on Fairoak Lane.

The driver of one of the cars was taken to St George's Hospital with serious injuries while the driver and passenger of the other vehicle were taken to Kingston hospital with minor injuries.

Officers remain on the scene and request anyone who may have seen the accident to contact Surrey Police on 101

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:32 pm  

It's understood Diego Costa's been fined by Chelsea for failing to return for pre-season training last month.

It's thought the striker's been docked two weeks' wages worth around £300,000

Costa's not wanted by boss Antonio Conte.

In an interview with the Daily Mail, the forward's claimed he's been treated like a "criminal" - and wants a return to Atletico Madrid.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:20 pm  

Waterloo Upgrade Week 2

We're in to week 2 of the Waterloo Upgrade.

A severely reduced service is running with at least 50% fewer trains on South West Trains due to the engineering works.

Stations like Chessington South are closed completely, while Earlsfield is shut at peak times, and Surbiton and Wimbledon are much busier than usual across the day.

For the latest travel, check Twitter @Jackie_Travel

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:57 pm  

Work has started to clear the site of Weybridge Community hospital

A huge blaze ripped through the three storey building in Church Street last month with hundreds of people evacuated from their homes.

The roof was engulfed in flames and almost completely destroyed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:39 pm  

Sheerwater man pleads guilty to car theft

A man from Sheerwater has pleaded guilty to breaking into a house and stealing a car before crashing it.

William Dawes broke into the house on Bentham Avenue at the end of July.

He is due to be sentenced next month, after appearing at Staines Magistrates Court.

The 52 year old has been released on conditional bail until his sentencing.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:37 pm  

A third person is being questioned over the murder of a teenager in Thornton Heath

The 17 year old was arrested this morning.

15 year old Jermaine Goupall was stabbed to death last Tuesday night as he stood with a group of friends in Green Lane.

He died from a puncture wound to the leg.

DCI Tony Lynes is leading the investigation.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:35 pm  

The MP for Carshalton and Wallington has organised a public meeting regarding the future of St Helier Hospital

Tom Brake arranged it after Epsom and St Helier NHS Trust confirmed there would be a public involvement programme for residents.

The meeting will take place on the 31st August from 7pm at Strawberry Lodge in Carshalton.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

Kensington and Chelsea council has confirmed the vast majority of Grenfell Tower survivors are still in hotel accommodation

None have yet been handed permanent new homes.

158 households, or 200 people, are waiting to be rehomed.

It’s 2 months since the tragedy, which killed around 80 people.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Man dies in accident in Ewell

Investigations are continuing after a fatal accident in Ewell.

A man in his 30s died in a collision on Friday evening.

It happened on the Kingston Road at the junction with Ruxley Lane and involved a dark grey Ford Focus.

Officers investigating the collision are appealing for anyone who saw it, or the events leading up to it, to contact Surrey Police’s Collision Investigation Unit on 01483 639922 or call 101 quoting reference number P17203602
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:57 pm  

Witnesses to a bus crash in Battersea last week, are claiming the driver blacked out at the wheel

Ten people were injured after the number 77 double decker ploughed into the front of an empty kitchen design shop in Lavender Hill.

Two women were trapped on the upper deck, but freed by emergency crews.

The investigation is on-going.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:24 pm  

A 16-year-old boy from Croydon has appeared in court via video-link, charged over a string of acid attacks on moped riders in London

He's accused of spraying six men in the face with a noxious substance, in less than 90 minutes last month.

The teenager's also charged with a moped robbery in June.

He was due to enter a plea but the case has been adjourned until Thursday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:23 pm  

Environmental campaigners say the news pollution levels appear to be down on Putney High Street, is a step in the right direction.

Zero hourly “pollution episodes” have been recorded by monitors since the start of February; that compares to 200 last year.

The council is putting the reduction down to the introduction of a new fleet of emission zapping buses.

Although the news is good, the high street has already breached the annual legal pollution limit for the year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Police investigating a number of sexual assaults on trains, are linking three of the incidents

The first incident happened on January the 23rd when a man boarded a service at Slough.

During the journey towards Paddington, he sat diagonally opposite a woman and began touching himself inappropriately.

He is believed to have left the service at Ealing Broadway.

The second incident happened on May the 3rd on a Reading to Paddington service.

The third incident happened on May the 23rd when a 16-year-old girl boarded a service at Staines at lunchtime.

A man walked in from another carriage and sat opposite her, touching himself over his clothing.

A ticket inspector came through and approached the male, he then swore at the ticket inspector and ran off down the train.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:51 pm  

Detectives investigating the murder of Jermaine Goupall in Thornton Heath have made a new arrest

A 17-year-old male was arrested this morning on suspicion of murder.

15 year old Jermaine was out with a group of friends last Tuesday in Green Lane, near the Costcutter, when they were confronted by three men wearing balaclavas, armed with knives and a machete.

Police were called to the scene at around 11pm and members of the public rushed to help Jermaine after he was injured before police officers and the London Ambulance Service arrived.

Jermaine was pronounced dead at the scene shortly before midnight.

A post-mortem examination gave cause of death as a single stab wound to Jermaine's leg.

Detectives arrested a 16-year-old boy and an 18-year-old woman on Friday, and they were subsequently charged with murder.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:44 pm  

Charity Born Free condemns Chessington World Of Adventures' alleged move to introduce more wild animals

Chessington World of Adventures is thought to be planning to introduce more tigers to the theme park.

The news came to light after the park’s owners, Merlin Entertainments, submitted enclosure expansion plans to Kingston Council.

A spokeswoman for the park says nothing will be decided for a few months.

Animal conservation charity Born Free says it would be wrong to introduce more wild animals to a built up theme park.

The charity's Chris Draper says it's a fallacy that zoos and wildlife parks conserve animals.

To find out more the work that Born Free does to conserve animals in the wild, click here

Meanwhile, plans have also been submitted to Kingston Council for a new 1,400-metre Segway tour through the resort’s Sixty Acre Wood.

The council is currently consulting on the process.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:11 am  

50 years since Pirate Radio was outlawed

Imagine if every commercial radio station in the UK closed down?

That’s what happened exactly 50 years ago today.

Radio Jackie’s Programme Controller Dave Owen, takes up the story.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:01 am  

Heathrow experiences passenger boom

Heathrow says a boom has driven customer numbers up 1.2% from the same month last year to 7.53 million.

The airport says holiday makers looking further afield for their summer getaways contributed to the increase in passenger numbers.

Trade through Heathrow jumped 15% to 143-thousand tonnes, with cargo volumes to the US and east Asia growing.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:16 am  

Surrey Cricket League: Norwood Exiles snap losing streak

In Surrey Cricket League action on the weekend defending Premier Division champions Norwood Exiles snapped a losing streak with a 22 run win over Surrey Seamers in a low scoring game at Tolworth Court.

There were also wins for Old Pete’s, Sutton Challengers and Old Royalists.

In Division One St Lukes suffered only their second loss of the season going down by five wickets to Clapham Old Xaverians.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:35 am  

Two charged over Thornton Heath stabbing

An 18-year-old woman from New Addington and a teenage boy will appear in court today after being charged with the murder of 15-year-old Jermaine Goupall.

The woman and a 16-year-old boy were both charged on Saturday by detectives investigating the death of the former St Joseph's College schoolboy who was fatally stabbed in Thornton Heath on Tuesday night.

The pair will appear at Bromley Magistrates' Court.

Officers are still appealing for more information.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:01 am  

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Strictly Come Dancing star charged with drink-driving offence

Television presenter Kirsty Gallacher has today been charged with a drink-driving offence.

The 41-year-old from Virginia Water, who presents on Sky Sports, was stopped by police at around 11.30 yesterday morning.

She was detained in Eton after officers believed her alcohol level to be above the legal limit.

The Strictly Come Dancing contestant has been bailed to appear at Slough Magistrates' Court on 4th September.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:03 pm  

Surrey Police appeal for help in finding wanted man

Surrey Police are continuing to appeal for the help in finding a wanted man.

38 year old Michael Teeder was released on bail following a hearing in Staines on Friday 4th August, but has since breached the conditions of that bail.

Officers have been carrying out a number of enquiries to locate him, but are urging anyone with information to come forward.

He has links to Woking, Guildford and Camberley.

A picture can be seen on our website,
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:54 pm  

Abandoned puppy from Tadworth becomes social media star

A young puppy that was left for dead in Tadworth has developed a loyal following on social media after finding a new home.

Little Doris was just four days old when she was dumped by communal bins on Pitwood Green in February this year.

She was named after the storm that hit Britain just a day before she was found.

The pup, whose full recovery has been heralded as near miraculous, has become a social media star following her plight and recovery.

She now lives in Godalming.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:17 pm  

Surrey beat Sussex in T20, securing fifth win of tournament

Surrey have beaten Sussex in this afternoon’s T20 game at the Oval.

Aaron Finch managed 114 to help his side beat Sussex by 17 runs, securing Surrey’s fifth win of the tournament.

The two pairs played today’s match in aid of two projects that aim to protect the endangered Rhino from extinction.

Elsewhere in the South Group, Glamorgan defeated Somerset by a single run, and Essex got the better of Gloucestershire by three wickets.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:08 pm  

Grenfell Tower survivors take it upon themselves to find new housing

Some survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire say they're resorted to searching for new homes privately out of frustration at the council's efforts.

The vast majority of those who escaped are still in hotels.

According to one survivor, every single family could be rehoused in the private sector, but Kensington & Chelsea council don't want to pay the money.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:27 pm  

Fleas pose risk to pets' health across Surrey

Experts in pest control have warned that an army of fleas threatens to invade homes in Surrey over the next few weeks.

They say warm temperatures and higher humidity rates have created a “perfect breeding ground for parasites”.

As a result, infestations are likely to be on a “much larger scale” than usual, with pets most at risk.

Owners are reminded to seek treatment advice from a vet, as fleas can lead to serious health complications, such as tapeworm infections and anaphylaxis.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:19 pm  

Parking in Kingston

Drivers in Kingston say they are alarmed about the council’s decision to remove a number of parking metres.

The existing 420 metres are to be reduced to 170, with councillors claiming some are “underused” and “poorly placed.”

But some drivers says the reduction will mean longer walks, making it “easier for ticket wardens to pounce”

The council says the new machines include a host of features, like contactless payment and language options, to make parking easier.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:05 pm  

More tigers could be re-homed in Chessington

Chessington World of Adventures is remaining tight lipped about its plans to introduce a number of new tigers to the theme park.

The news came to light after the park’s owners Merlin Entertainments submitted enclosure expansion plans to Kingston Council.

A spokeswoman for the park says nothing will be decided for a few months.

But Born Free’s Chris Draper says any move to introduce more wild animals is just plain wrong:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:06 am  

Surrey Cricket at the Oval

A special cricket match will take place at the Oval this afternoon.

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.

Start of play is 2 o’clock.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:04 am  

Market Croydon

A popular Sunday market returns to Croydon next month.

The Surrey Street Sunday Market will focus on street food, vintage goods and arts and crafts.

It will start up again in the middle of September and new traders are invited to apply for pitches.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:10 am  

Wandsworth residents urged to have say on noise pollution before it's too late

Time is running out for people in Wandsworth to have their say on helicopter noise.

Residents living near London’s only commercial heliport at Battersea, have three weeks left to respond to a survey on its noise impact.

Wandsworth, Hammersmith & Fulham and Kensington & Chelsea councils are currently working on a noise pollution report.

The aim is to influence policy makers to introduce new rules to curb the noise impacts caused by helicopter movements.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:05 am  

500 removed from 'illegal rave' in Dorking

Around 500 people have been removed from an office building in Surrey, after what's been described by residents as an "illegal rave."

A police helicopter was used to help disperse the crowds after officers were called to an unlicensed music event in Dorking early this morning.

No-one's been arrested, but sound equipment was seized from the building.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am  

Police continue search for jogger in Putney

A man arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm after a jogger pushed a woman into the path of an oncoming bus in Putney, has been released with no further action.

The 41-year-old man was arrested on Thursday before being released pending further enquiries.

He has now been eliminated from the investigation.

Police are continuing to appeal for information.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:52 am  

Conte stands by decision to leave Morata on bench

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte insists he doesn't regret not starting Alvaro Morata in the champions' shock 3-2 Premier League defeat to Burnley.

The club's record signing came off the bench to score and assist a goal - as they tried to battle back after having two players sent off.

Conte says the striker is still a bit short of full fitness.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:49 am  

Two MP's agree on softening exit from the EU

After weeks of public disagreement about their positions on Brexit, two of the Cabinet's leading members have tried to show a united front.

The Chancellor and MP for Runnymede & Weybridge Philip Hammond and the International Trade Secretary, Liam Fox, have written a joint article agreeing that the UK needs a transition period to soften its exit from the EU.

It's designed to avoid a so-called "cliff-edge" - but their comments in the Sunday Telegraph don't reveal how long this period will last.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:48 am  

Farah reflects on incredible career

Britain's Sir Mo Farah says he couldn't have given any more in the 5-thousand metres final at the World Athletics Championships in London.

The 10-thousand-metre gold medallist came second in his last major track event.

Farah says it's hard to put into words how far he's come.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:45 am  

Police in Croydon search for missing 13 year-old girl

Police are looking for 13 year-old Tye McNally from Reading, who has been missing since yesterday.

Tye also has links to Croydon so she may be anywhere in that area.

She has gone missing before several times but has been described by the police as ‘high risk.’

If you can help please call 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:41 am  

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