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Saturday, 26 August 2017

Crowds of up to 30,000 are expected each day at the SW4 Festival at Clapham Common.

People living nearby are being urged to complain if noise levels rise this weekend.

Wandsworth Council’s Noise Team says it’s expecting calls.

Neighbouring Lambeth Council gave the annual event permission despite many complaints last year.

Earlier this year - an out-of-court settlement followed legal action by Wandsworth.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:26 pm  

If only we could fly like the birds...

Rail passengers travelling this bank holiday weekend are being warned to expect major disruption while engineering works take place across the UK.

A spokeswoman for Network Rail said earlier that everything was "going to plan," but travel warnings remained in place.

Coach operator National Express is putting on an extra 4,000 seats on routes affected by the Euston and Waterloo works.

Although the AA warned of congestion on the roads as people avoid problems on the railways.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:07 pm  

Crystal Palace are still without a point so far in the Premier League

The early strugglers went down 2-0 at home to Swansea.

New manager Frank de Boer says there was something lacking from his team until early in the second half.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:54 pm  

Security for the SW4 Festival at Clapham Common has been increased

It’s after the recent terrorist attacks in London and Manchester.

Crowds are expected to reach thirty thousand over the weekend to see acts such as Tiny Tempah.

Extra security measures are in place including metal detectors and sniffer dogs, while all large bags have been banned.

Organisers have also said no liquids or gels apart from sun cream would be permitted into the event.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:22 pm  

People in Kingston are being invited to explore the town’s architectural history for free next month

The borough is taking part in both Heritage Open days and Open House London.

The first event is being organised by the Kingston Upon Thames Society, a group of volunteers who are passionate about heritage.

Open House takes place on the 16th and 17th and will allow you to look behind the doors of private houses, schools and businesses.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:08 pm  

A Kingston University researcher has secured access to some of Russia's once highly secret nuclear power plants

Dr Rindzeviciute is trying to shed light on the legacy of the country’s Cold War past.

He was granted entry as part of an international team of academics.

They’re investigating the impact of the nuclear industry across Russia, Ukraine, France and Sweden.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:05 pm  

Kingston and Merton councils will be going head to head as they both bid to be London Borough of Culture

The scheme was launched by the Mayor of London in June, as part of plans to support the arts in London.

There will be two winning boroughs – one for 2019 and one in 2020 – that will receive funding for a programme of events and initiatives.

Both councils are asking residents to come forward with comments and ideas ahead of the bid.

The councils will submit their application to the Mayor of London in December, and results will be announced in February 2018.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:02 pm  

Isleworth Crown Court jails man who stabbed 14 year old and his father.

A man who stabbed a 14-year-old schoolboy and his father has been jailed by Isleworth Crown Court.

29 year old Lyndon Lewis of Wordsworth Street in Liverpool stabbed his victim as the boy left his home in Grenfell Tower to go to school a year ago.

Lewis has been jailed for 13 years after a trial which lasted 4 days.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:44 pm  

Bees hoping for a bit more buzz at Griffin Park

Fans of the Bees’ are hoping for a change of fortune in this afternoon’s home match between Brentford FC and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Griffin Park.

Wolves did the league double over Brentford last season and the Bees have failed to win any of their last six league games – their worst run in the football league since January 2012.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:36 pm  

SW4 Festival on Clapham Common sold out today

Tickets for the SW4 Festival at Clapham Common have sold out for today according to the website.

Crowds are expected to reach thirty thousand each day with acts like Tiny Tempah on stage.

People living nearby are being urged to complain if noise levels rise this weekend.

Wandsworth Council’s Noise Team says it’s expecting calls.

Lambeth Council gave the annual event the go-ahead despite many complaints last year.

Earlier this year an out-of-court settlement followed legal action by Wandsworth.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:21 pm  

Former Woking F1 driver qualifies for Belgian Grand Prix

Former Woking Mcclaren driver Britain's Lewis Hamilton will go into qualifying for the F1 Belgian Grand Prix having finished third fastest in final practice.

Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen was quickest ahead of his team-mate, Sebastian Vettel.

Jolyon Palmer was seventh for Renault.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:18 pm  

Surrey cricketers defeated allowing Brum side to blast through

Surrey cricketers were beaten by six wickets allowing Birminhgam to make the line-up for cricket's T20 Blast finals day.

Surrey were defeated at The Oval by the Midlands side who reached next week's event, which will be at their home ground of Edgbaston.

The Bears will take on Glamorgan in the last four, with Hampshire facing Nottinghamshire in the other tie.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:41 am  

Richmond residents have a higher than average life expectancy

Richmond has one of the highest life expectancies in London.

According to research for the Mayor of London, out of the 32 boroughs Richmond placed 4th overall.

The average life expectancies in Richmond are 82 for men and over 85 for women.

Life expectancy for Londoners is now more than 80 years for men and more than 84 years for women on average.

The study also showed that women in Richmond will spend the least time in ill health in London, at just over 14 years.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:50 am  

Almost £8m of donations has been given to Grenfell Tower victims

Almost £8m in donations has been handed out to survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire.

The Charity Commission says around 42% of the £18.8m raised has been distributed to victims.

Campaigners had previously expressed frustration at the length of time before money reached those affected by the blaze.

The charity regulator said that 56% of the funds have been passed to organisations responsible for distributing the money to victims.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:05 am  

Friday, 25 August 2017

Scotland Yard hit back at Croydon rapper Stormzy after Notting Hill raids

Scotland Yard have hit back at criticism over its policing tactics ahead of Notting Hill carnival.

Officers carried out a series of raids across the capital including Hammersmith & Fulham and Wandsworth.

Grime star Stormzy, from Croydon, questioned why they hadn’t performed similar raids in the run up to Glastonbury.

Commander Dave Musker has responded saying there were 70 to 80 stabbings at last year’s carnival and that he couldn’t remember a single murder at Glastonbury.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:24 pm  

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte says he wasn't expecting Eden Hazard to be called up by Belgium

He broke a bone in his ankle in the summer and hasn't played yet this season.

But national boss Roberto Martinez has included him all the same.

Conte says Chelsea won't complain about it.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:01 pm  

UPDATE: A Yorkshire Terrier accused of attacking a delivery man in Kingston Vale has been returned to its owner

Officers have confirmed that Alfie is not a dangerous dog.

His owner Claudia Settimo claims he was seized by 8 officers in 5 marked cars following the alleged incident last Friday.

She claims her pet ran towards the courier who apparently fell to the ground screaming “he's killing me.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:13 pm  

A number of events celebrating the life of iconic artist Andy Warhol, are coming to Croydon

The American found fame in the 60s thanks to his Pop Art pieces.

Croydon’s RISEgallery will host the series of exhibitions and workshops next month in tribute.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:16 pm  

The Home Office has rejected criticism from British Airways that passengers aren't getting through immigration checks quick enough

The airline says some UK nationals and visitors have been waiting for more than an hour after some international flights.

But the government department's denied this.

It says more than 99% of British and European passengers arriving at Heathrow are dealt with within 25 minutes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

There are concerns plans to widen the A3 at Wisley will put the world famous gardens under serious threat

Wisley attracts more than a million visitors a year and could lose 10,000 square metres of woodland and 500 trees.

The RHS is worried one of the options being considered by Highways England would worsen noise and air pollution.

Guy Barter is its Chief Horticulturalist.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:40 pm  

A woman from Sutton has recalled her horror at being stuck in a lift for over two hours this lunchtime

Sabrine Hussain was shopping with her mum and three children at Debenham’s when they entered the lift.

After it came to a halt, she made numerous calls to staff via the telecom inside.

Sabrine says shockingly, she was told to deal with the situation herself.

We are awaiting a statement from the Sutton store.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:34 pm  

The South East had the most number of ineffective votes in the General Election

A report from the Electoral Reform Society, studied the number of votes that went to electing the MP in each constituency.

72% of votes in the South East did not go towards the election outcome, a total of just over 3.3 million votes.

London also saw 72% of votes misspent and had the second highest total number at just over 2.7 million.

Richmond Park and Kingston and Surbiton both made it into the top 10 for largest number of votes going to non-elected candidates.

Richmond came 6th, with just under 35,000 votes.

Kingston and Surbiton came in 8th, with just over 34,000 votes.

However, London also had the least volatile voter base, with just 12% changing parties from 2015 to 2017.

The South East was the second least volatile, with 15% of voters switching.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:20 pm  

A man from Woking who groomed teenage girls online using fake profiles, has been jailed for 10 years

26 year old Jordan Towers pleaded guilty to 21 charges.

He was also given an indefinite Sexual Harm Prevention Order and will remain on the Sex Offenders’ Register for life.

He was arrested in February after a 13-year-old girl from Kent reported that he had befriended her online using a fake profile.

He persuaded her to take indecent photographs of herself.

When officers searched his mobile phone, they found more than 1,000 indecent images.

It quickly became apparent that Towers was befriending vulnerable teenage girls via Instagram or a teenage dating app called Yellow.

He paid the victims compliments to gain their trust before asking them to send photos or take part in video chat which quickly became sexual in nature.

He became more persistent and once a victim refused to send any more, became aggressive and threatened to distribute the indecent images they had already sent to their friends and family unless they sent more.

Towers also used some of the images he was sent to set up profiles and pose as a teenage girl, sending these images to other victims to encourage them to send similar images back to him.

Some of the victims also reported that they had been contacted by more than one of his user profiles.

The investigation, which was led by Surrey Police, involved interviewing 29 girls across the country, with officers travelling to South Wales, Bristol, Doncaster, Greater Manchester, Essex, Kent and Sussex.

The evidential accounts officers obtained during the course of their investigation enabled them to charge Towers with 26 offences, 21 of which he pleaded guilty to.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:05 pm  

Hounslow Council has been accused of harassment after it launched a court bid to evict houseboat owners to build a £5.4 million marina

The council is planning the 26-berth marina at Waterman's Park in Brentford, opposite Kew Gardens.

But the boat owners who live there have refused to leave and claim it is an attempt to “gentrify” the area.

However, council barrister Iain Colville argued in court that the boats were moored illegally and owners were damaging council land.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

From next Saturday, passengers using bus operator Abellio’s 441 to Heathrow Terminal 5 will find their service ending at Staines instead.

Many airport workers will be affected.

It’s understood Surrey County Council has not renewed its contract with the bus company.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

The Home Office is being accused of allowing huge immigration queues at Heathrow

British Airways claims UK nationals and visitors are being forced to wait in lines for more than an hour after arriving.

The airline also claims that the automatic eGates aren’t open to capacity and shut at 11pm.

BA has made the comments as part of a Home Office consultation on the scrapping of landing cards.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:50 pm  

The 159th Egham Royal Show is back this Saturday and Sunday

The annual family event celebrates everything from farming and livestock to quad bike stunts and falconry.

This year, there’s also a musical line up full of home-grown talent.

Event President Nick Wood – Dow says one of the acts in particular, is very exciting.

To find out more, click here
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:48 pm  

An animal hospital in Leatherhead is urging us to be more aware of how we’re impacting on the environment around us

All wild animals taken to Wildlife Aid are treated and rehabilitated completely free of charge.

At the moment, the centre, which costs £1,000 a day to run, is seeing an increase in birds.

Founder, Simon Cowell, explains why even animals we’d usually consider vermin, like pigeons, need to be nursed back to health.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:38 pm  

There are going to be over two million British holidaymakers going abroad this bank holiday

Spain and the Canary Islands are proving to be the most popular for British people.

But, it also means that Heathrow airport is going to be very busy with over a quarter of a million people flying out today.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:36 pm  

England's defence of the women's EuroHockey title has come to an end in the semi-finals in Amsterdam

Featuring several of Team GB's Olympic champions, including Giselle Ansley and Hollie Webb from Surbiton hockey club, they lost 1-nil to the team Great Britain beat in Rio - the Netherlands.

England's men also take on the tournament hosts in their last four tie later tonight.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:22 am  

Wisley gardens could see nearly 500 trees uprooted to make way for a safer M25 junction.

TV gardener Alan Titchmarsh has hit out at a road-widening scheme that threatens to destroy Royal Horticultural Society woodland.

There are two options to widen the A3 at Wisley as part of M25 improvements and one would wipe out a bank of trees including giant redwoods.

The scheme could see Wisley lose 500 trees, including one planted by the Queen to mark her silver jubilee.

But, Highways England said the gardens would benefit from better, safer access.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:21 am  

Man arrested over Shepherd's Bush murder

Police investigating the murder of a man in Shepherd's Bush last October have made an arrest.

A 23-year-old man was taken into custody yesterday on suspicion of the murder of Lonut Lazar.

The 28-year-old was fatally shot in Askew Road two days after arriving in the UK.

Earlier this month four men were acquitted of the murder and robbery of Mr Lazar.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:14 am  

Thursday, 24 August 2017

Former Teddington resident Mo Farah has won his final track race

Sir Mo Farah has finished his track career by winning the 5 thousand metres at the Zurich Diamond League.

The four-time Olympic champion won in a familiar last-lap sprint.

The former Teddington resident’s now moving to the road to start marathon running.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:16 pm  

The latest on rehousing for victims of the Grenfell Tower fire

Kensington and Chelsea Council has passed a £76.5 million package to rehouse survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire.

It includes £40 million to buy homes from private social housing providers, and £20 million to purchase new properties from the housing market.

£16.5 million has also been made available to reimburse those who owned flats in the tower, but some leaseholders say that's nowhere near enough.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:15 pm  

A woman from Bedfont has been jailed for 10 years after making false claims

A woman from Bedfont has been jailed for 10 years after falsely claiming to have been raped or sexually assaulted.

Jemma Beale said the attacks were carried out by 15 men over three years.

One man was wrongly convicted in 2010 as a result of her allegations.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:14 pm  

Find out who joins Chelsea have drawn in the Champions League

The Champions League draw has been completed.

In group C Chelsea will come up against Atletico Madrid, the two teams at the centre of the Diego Costa transfer saga.

A.S Roma and Qarabag complete the group.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:42 pm  

Sources suggest Labour is planning to vote against a third runway at Heathrow

Senior Labour Party sources suggest that the party is planning to vote against a third runway at Heathrow.

It comes as Transport secretary Chris Grayling announced that there will be a parliamentary vote on the subject next spring.

CEO of London Southend Airport Gyn Jones tells Jackie that the government’s options are clear.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:39 pm  

A police officer has been dismissed from the Met after a row in Twickenham

A police officer who spat at a driver during an argument in Twickenham, has been dismissed from the Met.

PC David Gray got into a row with another driver while trying to pass a bus in June last year.

Following the incident, he was convicted of criminal damage and assault.

He was also ordered to pay over two and a half thousand pounds in fines and costs, before he was discharged.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:27 pm  

Traders at Tooting Market say they’re ecstatic that the town has been named one of the top ten coolest neighbourhoods

The accolade has come from Lonely Planet, the largest travel guide tour book publisher in the world.

It joins locations such as The Triangle in Lisbon and Business Bay in Dubai.

Tooting Market manager Roi Mengelgrein says the team there has worked hard to transform it from a derelict space over the last 7 years.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:57 pm  

A woman has been sexually assaulted in East Molesey

The attack happened in Palace Road last Friday afternoon, but details have only just been released.

A man approached the victim at around 4pm, and touched her inappropriately before pushing her in the back and running away.

The woman chased after him but lost sight of him in Wolsey Road.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

A woman from Bedfont who made a string of false sexual assault and rape claims has been jailed for 10 years

Jemma Beale claimed she'd been seriously sexually assaulted by six men and raped by nine over the space of three years.

A judge described the 25-year-old as "a very, very convincing liar" who enjoys being seen as a victim.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:18 pm  

An illegal immigrant has been jailed for life for murdering a carer in Hyde Park

Hani Khalaf viciously kicked and punched 62 year old Jairo Medina from Chelsea until he died.

He then took his cash and mobile phone.

The 22-year-old Egyptian national, who's homeless, has been sentenced to a minimum of 26 years behind bars.

It’s thought he’ll be deported back to Egypt once he’s no longer a category A prisoner.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:06 pm  

Tolworth Girls' School excels in GCSE results

The number of top GCSE grades awarded this year has fallen, amid a new grading system in England.

Numbers 1 to 9 have replaced letters in maths, English and English literature, with 9 being the highest mark.

Meanwhile Tolworth Girls' School says three quarters have achieved the new English and Maths qualification.

Deputy Head Elizabeth Tongue says that despite the new changes, they have excelled in English.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:21 pm  

Tolworth Girls' School reacts to new GCSE grading system

The number of top GCSE grades awarded this year has fallen, amid a new grading system in England.

Numbers 1 to 9 have replaced letters in maths, English and English literature, with 9 being the highest mark.

Meanwhile Tolworth Girls' School say three quarters achieved the new English and Maths qualification.

Deputy Head Elizabeth Tongue tells Jackie where the problems lie with the new grading system.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:08 pm  

Parents in the South East are being reminded to update their child's educational status by HMRC

As GCSE results are released today, HMRC are reminding parents in the South East to update their child’s educational status.

It’s to help keep the revenue aware if their children will remain in full-time education take an apprenticeship or start full- time work.

Parents are urged to contact HMRC before the 31st August to avoid their payments stopping.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:08 pm  

New Chief Executive at Spelthorne Council

Spelthorne Council has appointed its new Chief Exec.

Daniel Mouawad was chosen after Roberto Tambini announced his intention to retire earlier this year.

Mouwad was the unanimous choice of the Appointments Committee

He takes over as Chief Executive immediately following Roberto’s retirement on the 8th of September.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:26 am  

A man has been banned from Runnymede for 5 years due to violent behaviour

Twenty-one year old Francis Antonio Ward was given a Criminal Behaviour Order and sentenced for affray over an incident in Chertsey.

He’s banned from entering any part of Runnymede, and from contacting named individuals.

He’s also been given an electronic tag curfew for three months.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:07 am  

Tooting has been named one of the top ten coolest neighbourhoods to visit by Lonely Planet

It joins locations such as The Triangle in Lisbon and Business Bay in Dubai.

The online guidebook says that Tooting ‘has developed into an uber-cool neighbourhood in recent years and lost none of its gritty charm in the process.’
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:05 am  

Officers are appealing for help to identify a man in connection with an assault at East Croydon station last month

A member of staff was spat at after a ticket dispute with a passenger who also attempted to punch him.

The man is described as black, approximately 6ft with short hair.

At the time of the assault he was seen wearing a black cap and t-shirt with light coloured shorts.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:04 am  

The boss of ITV says Ant McPartlin is expected to be able to travel to Australia to host I'm A Celebrity this year

The presenter, who lives in Chiswick, has recently revealed he nearly died after becoming addicted to super-strength painkillers.

The 41-year-old also struggled with substance abuse.

He says it was after a conversation with his wife Lisa and partner Dec that he decided to get help.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:11 am  

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

UPDATE: Surrey Police find missing 15 year old boy with links to Croydon

Surrey police have found a missing 15 year old boy from Redhill with links to Croydon.

Liam Martin was found yesterday night.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:19 pm  

A drug dealer who was stopped on the M23 near Hooley has been jailed

Officers who stopped a drug dealer with 173 packages of crack cocaine, heroin, and cannabis in his underwear has been jailed.

It follows an investigation by Surrey Police.

Glen Lynch from Wembley was stopped on the M23 in Hooley in April.

He pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply crack cocaine, heroin and cannabis and was jailed for 3 years and 9 months.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:34 pm  

Tonight you can release your inner warrior at Cobham rugby club

The Rugby Football Union has launched the ‘Meet Your Inner Warrior’ campaign.

It’s aimed at encouraging more women and girls to play the sport.

Cobham is among the clubs in Surrey that have been awarded the camp.

Vicky Alexander is the Head Coach for Surrey's Women's rugby team.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:34 pm  

AFC Wimbledon have signed Harry Forrester

AFC Wimbledon have signed Rangers midfielder Harry Forrester on a season-long loan deal.

The 26-year-old joined the Scottish side last January from Doncaster.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:14 pm  

Heathrow claims it won’t raise landing charges to pay for a new runway

Heathrow's claims it won’t raise landing charges to pay for a new runway are not credible according to former BA boss.

Sir Rod Eddingham says he doesn't believe the airport can keep costs down, and hints charges may have to double.

He’s also advising a hotel mogul, who claims to have come up with a cheaper plan for a third runway.

He says the scheme will cost around £7 billion less than Heathrow's, which is estimated at nearly £18 billion.

However Heathrow have rejected the plan, and say they’re “committed to delivering expansion affordably”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:07 pm  

Police are on the hunt for four men who threatened and burgled an elderly woman in Hounslow

Police are appealing for help after an elderly woman was threatened during a burglary in Hounslow.

Four men armed with hammers and screwdrivers forced their way into a house in Westwick Gardens on the evening of the 19th of August.

It’s believed they left the scene in a silver car.

The suspects are all described as white, with Irish accents; one is thought to be in his 50’s and the others in their early 20s.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:07 pm  

Theresa May is firm on Britain's position after Brexit

Theresa May says her position hasn't changed, insisting the European Court of Justice won't have authority over the UK after Brexit.

A government proposal says it wants to end "direct jurisdiction".

Critics say this leaves open the possibility of the court arbitrating over disputes between British and European companies.

Streatham’s MP Chuka Umunna says it's not what people were promised during the referendum campaign.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:56 pm  

Sutton residents are running out of patience and bin space

Some people in Sutton are running out of patience and bin space as their food waste hasn’t been collected in three weeks.

One resident of Hilldale Road told Radio Jackie that her bin was alive with maggots.

A council spokesman said that the rubbish collectors couldn’t gain access to the road because of issues with on-street parking making the road too narrow.

He went on to say that the bins should be collected today.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:53 pm  

Police make appeals after 5 car collision in Virginia Water

Police are appealing for witnesses after a five car collision in Virginia Water.

It happened yesterday afternoon on Christchurch Road.

One driver suffered serious injuries; two others minor injuries.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:52 pm  

Vandoorne signs again for McLaren

Stoffel Vandoorne will continue driving for McLaren for the 2018 F1 season.

The Belgian's had his seat confirmed for next year for the Woking team - after scoring his first point of the current campaign at the Hungarian Grand Prix.

It's still not known what will happen with his team-mate Fernando Alonso, who's out of contract at the end of the season.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:51 pm  

Tooting man is banned for 5 years from parts of Wallington and Sutton

A man from Tooting who’s been causing alarm and distress to people living in Wallington and Sutton has been given a criminal behaviour order.

31 year old Sidney Cranfield is banned for 5 years from the Roundshaw estate, Wallington high street and Sutton station.

Police had been receiving complaints on an almost daily basis about Cranfield drinking excessively in public and begging agressively.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:50 pm  

London’s annual Open House weekend is back

Over 800 of the capital’s historic landmarks, including churches, theatres and schools will go on display to the public.

Richmond is also putting some of its best features on display this year including the Royal School of Needlework at Hampton Court Palace.

The event is taking place on September the 16th and 17th.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:06 am  

35 community groups in Richmond are in the running for council funding

The Village Planning Fund comes from a tax collected by the council and paid for by developers.

Groups have been bidding for the cash for the last 2 months.

All proposals submitted are for more than £5,000
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:05 am  

A man has been banned from every pub in Sutton and Merton

A man has been barred from every pub in two boroughs because of his violent behaviour.

Fletcher Stallard has been banned for three years from every licensed premises across Merton and Sutton.

After putting people in fear due to his issues with alcohol.

And Stallard will not be able to stock up on booze in any local supermarket either.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:12 am  

A war memorial in Barnes has secured lifelong protection.

Historic England has given Grade II listing status to the monument in St Mary’s churchyard.

It was handed the listing as part of the War Memorials Listing Project to mark the centenary of the First World War.

Interesting features include decorated shields on each face which represent the instruments of the passion.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:13 am  

Chelsea striker Eni Aluko claims the England women's head coach made racists comments about her family

A spokesperson for an anti-discrimination charity says the new allegations made against England women's head coach Mark Sampson need looking into.

Chelsea striker Eni Aluko claims Sampson made racist comments about her family bringing ebola back from Nigeria.

A report earlier this month cleared him and the Football Association of wrongdoing over a complaint she filed last year.

Paul Mortimer from Kick It says things need to be looked at.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:05 am  

Open weekend is back and this year to Hampton Court Palace

London’s annual Open House weekend is back.

Over 800 of the capital’s historic landmarks, including churches, theatres and schools will go on display to the public.

Richmond is also putting some of its best features on display this year including the Royal School of Needlework at Hampton Court Palace.

The event is taking place on September the 16th and 17th.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am  

Vulnerable woman missing from Fulham area

A 68-year old woman is missing from the Fulham area and officers are increasingly concerned for her welfare.

Rahmeth Khan is a high-risk woman with advanced dementia.

There is a picture of her on our website – if seen officers ask you to call 999.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 am  

Love Island winner could be working with grime-star from Streatham

Love Island winner Kem has hinted that he may be working on a song with Stormzy, the grime-star from Streatham.

He video-called the villa during the reality series, after it became clear Kem and his fellow contestant Chris Hughes were fans.

The pair were then spotted at the side of the stage during Stormzy's set at V Festival at the weekend.

Kem and his girlfriend Amber Davies say that Kem can't confirm anything at the moment.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:08 am  

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Scientists in Sutton have discovered a new way to attack one type of cancer

Scientists at the Institute of Cancer Research in Sutton have discovered a new way of attacking oesophageal cancer.

They’ve discovered a genetic weakness in cells that makes them particularly sensitive to a drug called Ibrutinib.

The drug is already used to treat blood cancer.

The team is now hoping to develop the theory to combat the cancer which affects 9,000 people every year in the UK.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:07 pm  

Residents In Kensington and Chelsea most likely to work past retirement age

If you live Kensington and Chelsea, you are most likely to work past retirement age, according to the Office for National Statistics.

One in every four residents in the wealthy borough above the age of sixty five are still working.

The figure is double the national average.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:53 pm  

Stormzy has blasted the Metropolitan Police for their tweets following the raids.

The rapper from Croydon has taken to social media to accuse them of targeting "black events"
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

England’s Red Roses will face France tonight in the semi-final of the Women’s Rugby World Cup

Harlequin Ladies’ Vickii Cornborough and Rachel Burford will be in action, along with Richmond’s Alex Matthews and Kay Wilson.

The match in Northern Ireland will kick off at 7:45pm
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:03 pm  

Leicester are said to have turned down a £30 million bid from Chelsea for midfielder Danny Drinkwater

Reports in today’s national press say the two clubs have held talks over a move for the England player, but City are holding out for £40 million.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:02 pm  

In football, Brentford make the short trip to Loftus road tonight to take on QPR in the second round of the Carabao Cup

The Bees knocked out AFC Wimbledon in the first round.

Also in the league cup tonight, Fulham host Bristol rovers, whilst Crystal Palace welcome Championship high flyers Ipswich Town to Selhurst park.

Chelsea’s involvement in Europe this year means they get a bye, but they will be in the hat for the next round.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:01 pm  

Officers in Kingston and Merton will be the last two boroughs to receive their Body Worn Video cameras.

BWVs are being issued to around 219 of Kingston's and 321 of Merton's police officers.

Since last August, almost 800,000 videos have been recorded.

The cameras have the potential to help bring speedier justice for victims.

And the equipment will offer greater transparency for those in front of the camera as well as those behind it.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Police have swooped in Kingston Vale . . . . on a Yorkshire Terrier

Police arrived at 73-year-old owner Claudia Settimo’s home after little dog Alfie chased a delivery man to the ground.

Ms Settimo said seven officers in five cars came to take away her pet following the incident on Friday.

Officers will now assess whether Alfie can be classed as a Dangerous Dog.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:48 pm  

A man’s been taken to hospital after being hit by a train near Raynes Park

Services were suspended at lunchtime after the driver reported an emergency on the tracks.

Police say they’re investigating how the man managed to climb onto the tracks.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:12 pm  

It’s reported Chelsea are interested in signing Leicester striker Jamie Vardy.

The Mirror says Blues boss Antonio Conte is looking to boost his firepower after last season's top scorer Diego Costa was deemed surplus to requirements at Stamford Bridge.

Vardy scored 13 Premier League goals last season and has netted twice this season.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:05 pm  

A manhunt has been launched after a 10 year old was sexually assaulted in woods in Claygate

The assault took place as the girl walked through the woods that run parallel to Foxwarren, between 6pm and 6.30pm last Thursday.

The girl managed to kick the man and he ran off.

He was seen by witnesses running along Stevens Lane in the direction of Woodstock Lane towards Chessington.

An e-fit of the suspect is pictured above.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:03 pm  

15 year old goes missing from Purley

Police in Croydon are appealing for the public's help to find a missing 15-year-old girl.

Demi Hamilton was last seen at about 1.30m yesterday when she left her family home in Purley.

She is white, about 5ft 2ins, of slim build, with dark purple/red long straight hair, which she normally wears up.

She also has a gap in her front teeth.

It is not known what Demi was wearing at the time of her disappearance.

Demi is known to frequent Brighton, Bromley and Croydon.

Officers are increasingly concerned for Demi's wellbeing and would urge anyone with information on her whereabouts to call police on 0208 649 0145, or 101 or Missing People on 116000.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:58 pm  

A man’s been taken to hospital after being struck by a train near Raynes Park

The emergency services were called at 12.15 after the driver declared an emergency.

The man has been taken to hospital.

Officers say they are trying to establish how he managed to climb onto the tracks.

Disruption is expected until 5pm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:29 pm  

A man has died after falling from a building within Chiswick Business Park.

Police cordoned off The High Road just before midday, and the air ambulance landed nearby.

A police spokesman confirmed they treated a patient at the scene.

The incident is not being treated as suspicious.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:40 pm  

Mass train delays due to incident at Raynes Park

Emergency services are dealing with an incident between Wimbledon and Surbiton.

Network Rail says trains are expected to be cancelled, delayed by up to an hour, or revised.

Disruption is expected to continue until 5pm.

It's after a driver reported an incident near Raynes Park.

Stay tuned to Jackie for the latest travel.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:32 pm  

A man is believed to have fallen from a building within Chiswick Business Park

Police cordoned off The High Road just before midday, and the air ambulance landed on nearby Turnham Green.

The entrance to the business park was also closed off.

A police spokesman says they are treating a patient at the scene.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:15 pm  

A heterosexual couple from Hammersmith will take their fight for a civil partnership to the Supreme Court

A heterosexual couple who want to enter a civil partnership have been granted the right to take their case to the Supreme Court.

The Court of Appeal in February rejected the claim brought by Rebecca Steinfeld, and Charles Keidan from Hammersmith.

The couple wish to have a civil union rather than a wedding but the Civil Partnership Act 2004 only applies to same-sex couples.

In a civil partnership, a couple is entitled to the same legal treatment in terms of inheritance, tax, pensions and next-of-kin

It also provides both parties with protection if a partnership ends.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:10 am  

Abandoned dogs from Croydon to star on Channel 5

Two dogs that were abandoned in a house without water are due to star on the small screen in the Channel 5 Dog Rescuers show.

Sam the Rottweiler and Lexi the Staffy were left at a home in south Croydon, but were rescued by the RSPCA.

They had been locked in the front bedroom with no water for several days.

Lexi, now called Maisie, is living with a couple in Sussex and Sam has been rehomed in Coulsdon.

Sam and Lexi’s story will feature the show at 8pm tonight.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:08 am  

Police are offering £10,000 for information on a series of sexual assaults in Clapham

Detectives investigating a series of sexual assaults in south London are offering a reward of up to £10,000 for vital information.

The Met are leading the inquiry into three sexual assaults committed in the Clapham area last year.

Images and video of a man they want to trace have been re-released.

The three attacks took place between May and October 2016.

Two of the attacks occurred in Klea Avenue.

The suspect is described as an Asian man, aged between 25 and 35, of medium build, and around 5ft 5ins with short black hair. He spoke with an English accent.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:11 am  

A deaf man was asked to leave a restaurant in Wimbledon because of his hearing dog

A deaf man was asked to leave a branch of Gourmet Burger Kitchen because he had a hearing dog with him.

Fellow diners in the Wimbledon restaurant told the Evening Standard that the dog was wearing an assistance dog harness and an ID card.

But the manager still asked the couple to leave the restaurant.

Alasdair Murdoch, CEO of GBK said in a statement that he was very disappointed to learn of the incident at the weekend.

He also said all the restaurants accept assistance dogs and that steps are being taken immediately to ensure this doesn’t happen again.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

Epsom’s MP is urging residents to ignore a consultation that’s been launched at the town’s hospital

In his newsletter, Chris Grayling says the hospital Trust has "ploughed ahead" with an exercise that won’t impact on future decisions about the site.

He also says a questionnaire put out by the trust “is extremely vague,” and the timing, in August, is “poorly chosen” as many are away.

The Epsom and St Helier 2020-2030 campaign was launched in July.

The aim is to find out what people think would be best for the long term future of the two sites.

That includes the possibility of creating a new and additional specialist facility for acutely sick patients.

Major units like A&E, inpatient beds for children, births and complex emergency surgery would also be delivered on one site.

Statement from Epsom and St Helier NHS Trust

Chief Executive Daniel Elkeles said: “We are a strong performing Trust with a lot to be proud of, and in recent years have become much safer, improved the quality of our care, recruited hundreds more frontline clinical staff and stabilised our finances. But the fact is, we are held back by the set up and repair of our ageing buildings, and know that we cannot continue as we are now for generations to come.

“That’s exactly why we recently launched an engagement campaign to get people talking about the long term future of our hospitals.

"It is very helpful that one of our MPs has said that a genuinely credible plan for a new hospital would merit a serious conversation, because that is exactly what this engagement exercise is designed to be the first step in achieving. We need £300-400 million to build a state-of-the- art specialist acute hospital facility, which we believe is what the people of Epsom and all our catchment deserve. 85% of our patients would continue to be seen and cared for as they are now, and those most at risk or acutely sick would benefit from a dedicated facility where they can be seen and treated quickly by our most senior clinical staff.

"To secure this level of funding, we firstly need to discuss our future with our local communities and gain their support for our aspirations of keeping services local and having a specialist acute facility on one of our sites.

“I would urge everyone to respond to our engagement questions, which were written to find out if people think we have made the case for bringing together acute facilities on one site, whether they agree that the vast majority (85%) of services should stay local and if people have anything else to suggest. We have made a video, available on our website, that contains the background information and sets out our case, and are holding a series of open events at Epsom and St Helier where people can join us for a brief presentation and then have an exclusive look around out estate in order to see some of the challenges our old buildings present to us.”

Those events are taking place on:

• Wednesday 13th of September from 5.30pm in the Whitehall Lecture Theatre at St Helier
• Thursday 14th of September from 5.30pm in the Lecture Theatre at Epsom
• Wednesday 20th of September from 5.30pm in the Whitehall Lecture Theatre at St Helier
• Thursday 21st of September from 5.30pm Lecture Theatre at Epsom.

Daniel added: “In addition, two of our other local MPs are holding events where we will be presenting our ideas. Tom Brake (MP for Carshalton and Wallington) will be hosting an event at Strawberry Lodge in Carshalton on Thursday 31 August from 7pm, and Paul Scully (MP for Sutton and Cheam) is set to hold a public meeting in the coming weeks – details will be announced shortly. Our three local Healthwatch organisations will also be holding meetings where you can hear more about our plans, the first of which will be Healthwatch Sutton’s AGM on Tuesday 5 September, starting at 4.30pm.

“We launched this work in early July, and will be running this first phase until the end of September – we hope that gives local people plenty of time to consider our position so far, and have their say about the information we have laid out in our video, leaflet, and booklet. And don’t forget, we want to talk to as many people as possible about this, so if you would like us to join one of your community meetings, please let me know by email at [email protected]
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:32 am  

Monday, 21 August 2017

Former rugby player Matt Dawson contracts Lyme disease after walking in a park in Chiswick

The 44 year old was bitten by a tick early last year which caused a bacterial infection to spread through his body.

Dawson still has to take daily medication to help his heart recover despite being free from Lyme disease.

If left untreated it can lead to heart failure, meningitis, paralysis and memory problems.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:05 pm  

Former Crystal Palace manager Dougie Freedman has been appointed as their new sporting director

He'll work alongside boss Frank de Boer and chairman Steve Parish.

De Boer - who was named as Sam Allardyce's successor in the summer has seen his side lose their opening two Premier League matches of the season.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:44 pm  

Former Radio Jackie presenter speaks out about online abuse

Hate crimes carried out online must be taken as seriously as face-to-face offences, according to new guidelines in England and Wales.

The Crown Prosecution Service policy statements have been updated to take into account the increasing amount of abuse on social media.

Comedienne and former Jackie presenter Kate Smurthwaite has been a victim of online abuse.

She's welcoming the change, but says it won't stamp the problem out entirely.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:45 pm  

A busy part of Chelsea was cordoned off earlier after a suspected unexploded World War II bomb was discovered.

Police in Westminster closed Chelsea Bridge and Embankment just after midday.

A number of roads stayed closed for around 2 hours.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:25 pm  

New plans to extend Croydon's North End High Street will begin next month

Work begins next month to extend a pedestrianised zone in Croydon.

North End High Street will be closed to all vehicles, including buses and taxis, between Katherine Street and Park Street.

The project is part of Croydon’s Growth Zone, which aims to improve movement across town and boost the night-time economy.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:12 pm  

Feltham and Heston MP Seema Malhotra wants more people to take up sports

Feltham and Heston’s MP Seema Malhotra is calling on residents to take up more sports.

She wants people to get involved with Parkrun UK after finishing her first run in Crown Park.

The MP was taking part in a national day of action which saw national lottery funded athletes volunteer as tile walkers ensuring no one ever finishes last.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:10 pm  

A BBC Proms star is appealing for the safe return of her prized saxophone.

19 year old Jess Gillam was walking through Hammersmith mid - morning on Thursday, when it was snatched from her.

She placed the £4,000 soprano Yanagisawa on the pavement momentarily while she asked for directions.

When she turned back, it was gone.

Gillam was the first saxophonist to appear in the final of the BBC Young Musician of the Year competition last year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:05 pm  

A new domestic violence refuge service has been opened in Kingston

A new refuge service for women experiencing domestic violence has opened in Kingston.

The service will provide safe accommodation and support up to 15 women at any time.

Refuge-Kingston will also offer a rent deposit scheme for women to access social housing.

A recent report revealed that the number of domestic abuse victims across London has risen by 15% in two years.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:05 pm  

Richmond could see two of its police front counters close

Richmond police will be holding a public consultation to discuss a proposal to cut police front counters.

Last month, The Mayor of London launched plans to reduce the number of counters and save the force £10 million.

Under the plans, Teddington and Richmond Sovereign Gate counters could be closed after a drop in public use.

The main 24 hour desk in Twickenham will be retained.

The consultation will take place next month in York House.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:52 pm  

A busy part of South West London has been closed due to a suspected unexploded World War 2 bomb

Police in Westminster say road closures remain in place around Chelsea Bridge and Embankment where there is significant traffic.

It's not yet known when access to the area will return to normal.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:44 pm  

Waterloo Upgrade continues with four more platforms closed

Commuters in and out of London Waterloo face an ever bigger squeeze from Thursday and Friday with fewer than half of train services operating.

Engineering work over the Bank Holiday weekend, to increase capacity at the station, has now been extended to include Thursday as well.

It's been brought forward following the partial derailment of a passenger train at the station.

14 platforms out of the 25 are now closed.

The most problems have been seen between Clapham Junction and the terminal.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:57 am  

Changes at Twickenham Station will start this week

Commuters are advised that access changes to Twickenham Train Station to enable the transformation work to continue will be put in place from later this week.

From Friday, the station entrance will move.

Access to trains, ticket machines and other services will be via a temporary construction next to platform three, near the car park.

In addition, near the temporary station entrance there will be one Blue Badge holders bay, one ‘Kiss & Ride’ bay as well as two spaces for taxi set down and pick-ups.

Replacement cycle parking facilities are also being provided.

The Bus Stop directly outside the Station (Bus Stop C) will also be closed until May 2019, with the nearest alternative leaving from Bus Stop A outside the Travel Lodge and Regal House.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:52 am  

MPs share their views on the silencing of Big Ben for renovation works

Big Ben will bong for the last time at midday today until 2021.

The famous landmark is being silenced due to health and safety concerns whilst major renovation works take place.

Not everyone is happy with the decision, some ministers say the bell should be allowed to bong once a week for tourists.

Carshalton and Wallington’s MP Tom Brake is a spokesman for the House of Commons Commission.

A few MPs are expected to pay their respects during its final chimes at midday, but Labour MP for Streatham Chuka Umunna is not one of them.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:48 am  

A converted public toilet in Ewell has gone on the market after it was transformed into a one-bedroom semi-detached home.

The house in Ewell Village is listed on the Rightmove property website for £330,000.

It was reportedly sold last year for £285,000 but the buyer has now put the property back on the market for 16% more - a £45,000 increase.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:47 am  

Good Morning Britain host is the 11th celebrity announced for Strictly

Good Morning Britain host Charlotte Hawkins is the 11th celebrity to join the Strictly Come Dancing line-up.

The Surrey based presenter says she's thrilled and has described it as a 'dream come true'.

She’s joining The Saturday’s singer Mollie King from Wandsworth, entertainer Brian Conley and This Morning’s presenter and Weybridge resident Ruth Langsford.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:24 am  

A recent survey has revealed London's commuters biggest gripes about the tube

The Northern and Central lines are the capital’s joint most hated Tube services.

Nearly 25% of Londoners say they hate the Northern line which runs from Morden to High Barnet and Edgeware.

90% of commuters are left the angriest when people try to board a carriage without giving travellers a chance to get off.

Manspreading, however, is women’s particular bugbear.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:16 am  

A rare telescope that was stolen from Richmond Hill is to be replaced

The original was installed in 2015 in memory of Air Commodore Robin Spaight, who lived in the town. It was taken last year.

Now, charity the Father Thames Trust has been awarded £4,500 to replace it.

The telescope will be free to use and will have improved security.

The Father Thames Trust was set to educate people about the Thames.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:55 am  

Stanwell's residents are up in arms over new impending bus cuts.

Changes planned for the end of this month will see the 441 bus service withdrawn and significant changes to the 555 route.

The reduction to public transport has angered them as they grapple with ever more crowded roads and a potential airport expansion at Heathrow.

County Councillor Robert Evans says: “Once again it seems this part of Surrey is being hit very hard.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:53 am  

Chelsea Boss says his team were inspired by playing a the national stadium

Premier League champions Chelsea answered their critics with a 2-1 win at Wembley yesterday.

The game was the first Premier League match to be played at the national stadium, and manager Antonio Conte says his team were inspired.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:07 am  

Croydon grime artist says he's not here to play games

Stormzy has called for grime artists to play on the main stage at V Festival every year.

The star, from Croydon, performed in the pouring rain in Chelmsford last night.

He says he didn’t come “to play games”, and instead was showing why the event needs more grime.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:05 am  

Police in Kingston can now use defibrillators to save people's’ lives

It’s part of a joint initiative by the Met and London Ambulance Service launched in 2015, to improve responses to emergencies.

Kingston, Brent and Haringey join 13 other London boroughs already supplied with the apparatus.

The average survival rate of cardiac arrests at Heathrow, where defibrillators are available, is 75%.

In London as a whole, it’s only 9%.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:04 am  

Sunday, 20 August 2017

Today in the Premier League - Tottenham v Chelsea, Newcastle v Hull

Chelsea have beaten Tottenham 2-1 in the Premier League.

In Spurs' first "home" game at Wembley while their new stadium's being built, two Marcos Alonso goals gave the champions victory.

His second came with just a few minutes to go and only moments after Tottenham had equalised through an own-goal.

Earlier on, Huddersfield made it two wins from two by beating fellow top-flight new boys Newcastle 1-0.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:05 pm  

Battersea Dogs & Cats Home offers solution to pests at Parliament

Following another mouse infestation at the Houses of Parliament, Battersea Dogs & Cats Home has renewed its offer of a solution.

The animal charity has been trying to get Parliament to adopt a rescue cat since 2014 and says the measure could save thousands of pounds of public money.

The charity first suggested the measure after it emerged that over £73,000 was spent on pest control between 2012 and 2013.

The figure has since nearly doubled to £130,000.

A group of MPs back the idea.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:25 pm  

St. Helier introduces new after-care

“Sticks and stones may break your bones, but St Helier can help you.”

That’s the message from the Carshalton based hospital.

The over 50s who have suffered a fracture are to be offered extra support to protect them from similar injuries in the future.

The new Fracture Liaison Service nurses are being deployed to the hospital wards to identify patients who could benefit from further help.

The team will then offer assessment, investigations and treatment to help reduce their risk of further falls and fracture.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:51 pm  

UPDATE: Officers appeal for information following stabbing near Feltham Police Station

Detectives in Hounslow are appealing for information after a man was stabbed in Feltham in the early hours of Friday.

Officers were alerted by someone shouting outside the front of the Police Station in Hanworth Road at approximately 3am.

They went outside and found a 36-year-old man suffering from stab injuries. It is believed he was stabbed in Florence Road.

He was taken to a west London hospital, where his injuries were not found to be life threatening.

A 24-year-old man was arrested at an address in the Feltham area on suspicion of grievous bodily harm with intent.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Hounslow police.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:21 pm  

Hersham man collects footballers' signatures for charity

A man from Hersham has been named as one of the British Heart Foundation’s quirkiest fundraisers of the year.

Dan Poole is gathering the signatures of Manchester United’s entire 1993/1994 first team to raise money for the charity.

He began the project in January 2014, following his father’s heart attack in 2003 and the death of goalkeeper Les Sealey.

The book has travelled 22,000 miles. Poole has gathered 26 of the 33 signatures he needs.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:46 pm  

Last ditch attempts take place to stop Big Ben's silence

Last ditch attempts are taking place today to try and save Big Ben’s chimes.

The giant bell inside the Elizabeth Tower is due to stop ringing for four years tomorrow, 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 Tom Brake, is also spokesman for the House of Commons Commission. He denies this is health and safety gone mad and supports the measure.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:08 pm  

Investigations continue into Brentford fire

Investigations are continuing into the cause of a fire in Brentford on Wednesday night.

A woman and five children escaped the blaze in Albany Road just before 10 o’clock.

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 @ 11:11 am  

Entrepreneur from Walton judged by Dragons

A super-food entrepreneur from Walton will try her luck in front of the dragons when Dragons Den returns tonight.

Julianne Ponen will pitch for her company Creative Nature.

The 28 year old started the natural food company 5 years ago, but now needs investment to help it grow further.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:11 am  

Firefighters respond quickly to blaze in Battersea tower block

Six fire engines and 35 firefighters and officers were called to a flat fire on Ingrave Street in Battersea yesterday afternoon.

The fire damaged around half of a fourth floor flat in the eight storey block.

There were no reports of any injuries.

The Brigade was called just before 4:30pm and the fire was under control just half an hour later.

Crews from Battersea, Clapham, Fulham, Wandsworth, Paddington, Tooting and Lambeth fire stations attended the incident.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:33 am  

South West Trains is no more

South West Trains is no more.

After 21 years, Stagecoach Group is handing over responsibility of Europe’s busiest network to First Group and MTR.

The £2.6 billion contract is a joint venture between the British-based and Hong Kong firms.

Tim O’Toole, the chief executive of First, said it was “gratifying” to win such a large franchise following its UK rail business declined in recent years.

The companies have pledged to oversee a £1.2 billion investment programme, including a fleet of 90 new trains.

Chris Grayling, MP for Epsom and Ewell, said the ‘franchise will deliver real changes for passengers’.

But people won't see much change until several weeks into the franchise, as the changeover is expected to take some time to phase in.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:23 am  

Chelsea looking to kick-start season against rivals

Chelsea will be hoping to kick-start their Premier League title defence when they face Tottenham this afternoon.

There's been plenty of negative coverage for the team after they lost to Burnley, having two players sent-off in the process.

Last season, Chelsea beat Spurs 2-1 at White Hart Lane - but this game is at Wembley.

Head coach Antonio Conte says he's tried to stop his players dwelling on last weekend's result.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:29 am  

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