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Saturday, 11 November 2017

UPDATE: 9-year old fighting for life after being hit by van in Sunbury

A nine-year old girl’s fighting for her life after being hit by a white van in Sunbury yesterday.

She was walking along Staines Road East yesterday afternoon when she was hit.

No-one has been arrested and anyone who saw what happened should call police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:10 pm  

Two men sentenced in connection with murder in Wandsworth

Two men have been sentenced for perverting the course of justice in relation to the murder of a 24-year old man in Wandsworth.

Abdullah Hammia was stabbed on Tuesday 25th April and police are still appealing for any witnesses to come forward.

They are keen to speak to a man who was seen on CCTV walking down Melody Road just minutes before the incident took place.

A post-mortem gave the cause of death as a single stab wound to the heart.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:28 pm  

Eddie Jones says his team weren't on form at Twickenham today

England rugby union head coach Eddie Jones will want to see a lot more from his players.

Despite being favourites to win, they won 21-8 today at Twickenham in their first autumn test.

But Jones says they looked a bit rusty.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:27 pm  

Residents get feedback on their #MurkyMerton campaign

Waste contractor Veolia has promised to look into a number of problems with rubbish across Merton.

It’s after disgruntled residents launched the Twitter campaign #MuckyMerton.

Over the last month, a number of pictures of overflowing public bins and fly tipped litter have been posted using the hash tag.

A petition has also been created and the council made aware.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:37 pm  

England beat Argentina at Twickenham

England's rugby union side are off to a winning start in the autumn internationals, after a 21-8 victory over Argentina at Twickenham.

Wasps lock Nathan Hughes scored his first international try, with Semesa Rokoduguni adding another.

Eddie Jones will now prepare his side to face Australia.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:10 pm  

England off to a great start

England have got off to great start against Argentina in their Rugby Union world cup match at Twickenham stadium.

The game started at 3pm this afternoon and the score was 14-3 at half time.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:11 pm  

Murder investigation in Southall
A murder investigation has been launched in Southall after a man was fatally shot.

Officers were called at around 1am this morning, to reports of a shooting at Lady Margaret Road.

Police and the ambulance service found a 26-year-old man suffering from gunshot wounds.

He was taken to a hospital and died a few hours later.

Officers from the Met’s Homicide and Major Crime Command are investigating and appealing for witnesses and those with information to come forward.

No arrests have been made and the motive remains unclear.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:20 pm  

Researchers work on depression at Roehampton

The University of Roehampton is offering help to residents suffering with depression.

Their research clinic at the Whiteland’s campus is offering 24 sessions to try and help with low feelings.

The university is leading research in the UK by asking the sufferer how they want to be helped.

People wanting to take part should contact Crest Clinic at the university.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:01 pm  

Richmond's poppy factory supplies millions for Armistice Day

Armistice Day has been marked by two minutes silence - on the 11th of the 11th.

Millions of poppies, all made at Richmond’s poppy factory, will be worn during Remembrance events all over Britain.

Bill Kay is general manager at the factory in Petersham Road.

He explains how the poppy helps those who have been affected by war, past and present.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:33 am  

Merton leader fighting closure of Wimbledon Police

Merton’s Council leader has taken plans to close Wimbledon Police station into his own hands.

Stephen Alambritis says he’s disappointed by the Mayor of London’s decision to close the site in Queen’s Road.

Sadiq Khan is trying to save £8 million by shutting a number of front counters across the capital.

Wimbledon’s whole service will move to Mitcham under the plans.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:12 am  

Anti-Heathrow campaigners claim the government is gambling with air quality.

The deputy leader of the Labour party and Hayes MP John McDonnell joined the annual general meeting of the Stop Heathrow Expansion campaign.

Campaigners tweeted a picture of those present holding up posters declaiming No to a Third Runway.

The Aviation Environment Federation’s deputy Cait Hewitt told the meeting that the government is prepared to gamble on air quality - to build a new runway.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:46 am  

Weybridge MP and Chancellor Hammond's budget plans

4-thousand head teachers from across England have called for the Weybridge MP and Chancellor not to cut school funding in the budget.

They've written to Philip Hammond with concerns about the new National Funding Formula.

It'll mean big disparities between different areas.

And in a linked story about Mr Hammond's budget plans - the Financial Times has claimed that the Surrey politician is planning a VAT shake-up to raise 2 billion pounds - by

lowering the turnover threshold.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:17 am  

Hammersmith and Fulham lights up

Hammersmith and Fulham are now shining more brightly than ever before.

The area’s 4,000 street lights have been replaced with new LED bulbs.

The council says these are more energy efficient, making them better for the environment.

The white lights also mean that residential streets will benefit from being better lit.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:28 am  

Egham uni student wins film award for innovation

A PhD student at Royal Holloway University in Egham has won an award for innovation at the Research in Film Awards for her film ‘Women in Sink’.

Iris Zaki used her own technique which she calls ‘the abandoned camera’ to film conversations within closed communities.

She installed a camera over a sink basin in a hair salon in Israel run by a Christian Arab to capture clients as they talked about history, politics, life and love as she shampooed their hair.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:06 am  

Friday, 10 November 2017

Appeal for witnesses to serious Sunbury crash

Surrey Police are appealing for witnesses after a serious collision in Sunbury this afternoon.

A white van collided with a 9 year old girl in Staines Road East near the junction with The Avenue.

She sustained serious injuries and was taken to hospital by air ambulance.

Anyone with any information or dash cam footage should call 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:25 pm  

It's a win for Richmond Rubgy FC tonight

Richmond’s Rugby Union side have beaten Doncaster Knights tonight at home in Twickenham.

They won 26-22, in what they called a “sensational” match.

Their women’s team will play Harlequins tomorrow.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:24 pm  

Man jailed for series of sexual assaults after attempted escape via Heathrow

A man has been jailed for carrying out a series of sexual assaults on lone women in a Paddington underpass.

Hasan Mohamed Fayez Alkhabbaz, 22, pleaded guilty to six counts of sexual assault at Southwark Crown Court.

All the women, aged between 19 and 29, were alone at the time of the assaults, which took place in daylight hours.

Alkhabbaz was convicted in April at Hammersmith Magistrates’ Court, and July 2017 faced a further six charges of sexual assault.

However, in September, Alkhabbaz was stopped at Heathrow Airport trying to board a plane to Egypt. He was trying to flee the country in order to avoid prosecution.

He was sentenced today to sixteen months imprisonment.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:21 pm  

Met Police Commissioner Cressida Dick faces criticism over youth offender sentencing

A leading prisons charity has criticised Met Police Commissioner Cressida Dick’s comments that young offenders should face harsher sentences.

She’s Britain’s most senior police officer. She said,"Harsher, more effective" sentences could be used to deter a "core group" of repeat offenders.

She highlighted the case of a 16-year-old from south London who had not served any jail time despite committing 42 violent offences in less than three years.

The Howard League for Penal Reform said: "There is no evidence more prison will actually work."

The Chief Inspector of Prisons recently found no youth custody centre in the UK could be considered safe.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:15 pm  

Man avoids parking charge but lands a hefty fine at Chessington World of Adventures

A man who damaged the exit barrier at Chessington World of Adventures to avoid payment has been brought to justice.

The suspect was initially identified through CCTV footage following the incident.

He has now been given a Community Resolution Order and paid for the damage to the sum of £245.00.

A parking ticket at the theme park costs £3.00.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:12 pm  

South Western Railways announces £50 million refurbishment plans

South Western Railway has announced a deal with Siemens to refurbish its rolling stock.

The company says £50 million will be spent on the interiors of trains including seat power points for mobiles devices and carpets.

Over the next year first class passengers will get leather seats and new tables.

It’s part of SWR’s £1.2 billion investment plan, but comes off the back of two days of strike action, which has angered commuters.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:07 pm  

Croydon cocaine gang jailed today

Members of an organised criminal gang who conspired to supply cocaine to London and the Home Counties have been jailed.

30 year old David Salau from Croydon has been handed 8 years behind bars.

37 year old Naomi Marrett, also from Croydon, has been handed 4 years.

Another man and woman were also sentenced to 8 years and 2 years behind bars respectively.

The sentences follow a police surveillance operation in Northampton and London.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:07 pm  

Australia opener Aaron Finch has signed a two-year contract to play Twenty20 cricket for Surrey

He has played 85 one-day internationals and 33 T20s for Australia.

Surrey have already signed Mitchell Marsh as their overseas player for all formats in 2018.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Teddington's Mo Farah back on track

Sir Mo Farah's been retained on British Athletics' World Class Programme for next season opening up the possibility he could represent Team GB at the 2020 Olympics.

Performance director Neil Black says it's possible he could feature in the marathon at a major championship and they'll be monitoring his progress.

The four-time Olympic champion switched to road racing after retiring from the track in the summer.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

Police investigating the murder of a teenager in Croydon have made two arrests

17 year old Aren Mali was stabbed to death on October the 31st in North End.

A 17-year-old man was arrested in Newcastle yesterday.

A second 17-year-old man was arrested this afternoon on suspicion of murder.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:34 pm  

The Rastafarian dreadlocks row has stepped up a gear

Mother Tuesday Flanders made an official complaint to Fulham Boys’ School after her son was told to cut his hair.

But she says the school’s response was unsatisfactory and is now taking the case to a judicial review.

Tuesday’s son Chikayzea moved schools after the school said the hairstyle breached its appearance policy.

She told the Evening Standard that as he is a Rastafarian, dreadlocks are part of his religion.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton set the fastest time in first practice ahead of this weekend's Brazilian Grand Prix

The Mercedes driver's back in action for the first time since sealing a fourth title.

His team-mate Valtteri Bottas was second.

Both McLaren drivers just made the top ten for the Woking team.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:50 pm  

A man arrested over the death of his daughter in Raynes Park has had his attempted murder charge upgraded to murder

55 year old Robert Peters stands accused of strangling 7 year old Sophia at the family home in Blenheim Road last Friday.

She was rushed to St George's Hospital in Tooting and placed on a life support machine but died the next day.

Mr Peters spoke only to confirm his name when he appeared at the Old Bailey earlier. He was remanded in custody until January.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

Bosses at Epsom and St Helier hospitals are claiming people support the idea of consolidating acute services into one building

More than 25,000 people have taken part in a consultation about the future of the site up until the year 2030.

The results show 79.8% of those who took part in the feedback are in favour of the controversial idea.

It would involve a new acute building being set up on one of the Trust’s three sites, and all acute services being moved there.

The Trust published its findings earlier.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Millions of poppies will be on display during Remembrance events nationwide this weekend

The symbols and wreaths used in ceremonies across the UK are all hand made at the Poppy Factory in Richmond.

The site has been helping ex service personnel get back on their feet and into jobs since 1922.

Greg served in the armed forces.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Are you interested in a career in teaching in Kingston or Richmond?

A special event designed at getting more people in Kingston and Richmond into teaching is taking place tomorrow.

The Teach Local event is being held at the King Charles Centre in Hollyfield Road in Surbiton.

It’s aimed at anyone who is considering a career in the profession.

That includes people who are looking for a change of career, and don’t necessarily have the right qualifications.

The free event starts at 10am.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:50 pm  

Special bid for Richmond Poppy Factory taking place

A special online auction in aid of the Poppy Factory in Richmond is taking place.

It’s been organised by Richmond BID.

Prizes up for grabs include Richmond Theatre panto tickets.

The auction ends on Sunday, which is Remembrance Sunday.

To bid, click here
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:18 pm  

Developers are making changes to their plans for Tolworth Tower despite the fact planning permission is still to be granted

CNM estates is trying to build 5 new tower blocks next to the existing one.

It’s now re-applied to Kingston Council to change the parking layout and introduce an outdoor amenity deck on the 2nd floor of one of the buildings.

Copies of the revised plans are available to view at the Guildhall in Kingston town centre.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:13 pm  

Police are hunting the owner of a compact mirror.

It’s after officers arrested two people at Heathrow Airport on suspicion of theft on Tuesday.

The 50 year old man and 27 year old woman were found to be in possession of the silver mirror.

It had the inscription: "To Charlie girl Merry Christmas 2015 Lots of love Wendy and Jimmy Xx".

Although unclear if it was stolen, officers want to try and reunite it with its owner.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:16 am  

The Fountain Pub in New Malden is applying to turn its car park into 40 flats

The land just off the High Street is currently used for parking and various markets including the New Malden Farmers’ Market.

A public exhibition of the plans is taking place next Thursday evening at the Malden Centre.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:15 am  

A Richmond and Merton air quality project has been nominated for an award

A campaign to improve air quality across London is up for an award.

The joint project by Richmond and Merton Councils has been nominated for an accolade at the Air Quality Awards.

It was created to ensure the use of cleaner engines on large construction sites across the capital.

So far, the initiative covers 14 boroughs.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

Over 40 vans and lorries were pulled over on the busy Purley Way earlier this week

The move on Wednesday was part of a round of police checks on driving licenses and insurance.

One vehicle was seized after it was found to have faulty brakes.

130 businesses across Croydon also had their properties inspected to make sure they have the right waste disposal arrangements.

29 have been asked to make amendments to their current contracts.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 am  

A school playing field in Ham could be made smaller so a housing estate can be made bigger

Richmond Council wants to replace 192 homes in Ham Close with new, affordable properties.

But the designs mean part of St Richard’s Church of England Primary would have to lose some of the open space it currently enjoys.

The council says the amount of land needed is small, and is asking all of those affected to make their views known.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

Twickenham MP says exit from Brexit is still on the cards

The Twickenham MP Sir Vince Cable has stirred up the row over Britain leaving the European Union even more.

He claims an exit from Brexit is still on the cards.

Today Lord Kerr, the author of article 50, will say in a speech that the Brexit process is reversible.

Twickenham MP Sir Vince Cable has highlighted this point from the author of Article 50, key to the UK leaving Europe.

Sir Vince claims there’s no longer any refuge for Brexiteers who argue that this whole process can’t be revoked.

The Leader of the Lib Dems says the possibility of an exit from Brexit is still very much on the cards.

The Prime minister is said to have taken advice on reversing Brexit as a negotiating tool with the EU.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:30 am  

Will a Wimbledon Common pub be named dog friendliest?

We’ll find out today which pub has been crowned “dog friendliest” in the UK.

The Hand in Hand on Wimbledon Common won the inaugural competition by Dog Buddy Pubs last year.

It’s hoping it can hang onto the crown.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:18 am  

Police fear the Croydon Cat Killer could move on to killing people.

There's a warning a prolific cat killer, who's thought to have slaughtered over 360 animals, could move on to targeting people.

Police launched an operation to catch the culprit two years ago, and cases across the UK are now thought to be connected.

The killer has struck in multiple locations including Croydon, Kingston, Addlestone and Streatham.

The South Norwood Animal Rescue Liberty (SNARL) charity was created in response to the deaths.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:15 am  

Harlequins look forward to Anglo-Welsh Cup opener

Leicester aim to make it two wins from two in their rugby union Anglo-Welsh Cup title defence tonight.

They're at Bath.

Ospreys host Wasps and Sale take on Saracens.

Harlequins play their opening match against Worcester Warriors on Sunday at the Stoop in Twickenham.

Kick-off is 3pm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:26 am  

Tories win but Labour make gains in Putney by-election

Another Conservative electoral stronghold has been threatened by Labour in the latest by-election.

John Locker retained Tory control of the Thamesfield ward in Putney following last night’s poll triggered by the death of Councillor James Maddan.

But the Conservative majority was halved with a 5% swing to Labour.

John Locker - Conservative Party - 1,910

Sally Warren - Labour Party - 1,101

Ryan Mercer - Liberal Democrats - 619

Diana McCann - Green Party - 275
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:13 am  

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Vulnerable woman missing from Isleworth

Police are appealing for help to find a vulnerable woman who has gone missing from Isleworth.

34 year old Lisa Joyce who is from Hammersmith was last seen at 3pm this afternoon.

Lisa is described as white, of thin build with long brown hair.

She is known to spend time in the Kings Street and Shepherds Bush areas.

Anyone who has seen Lisa is asked to contact officers at Hammersmith and Fulham on 020 8246 2323 or via 101.

Alternatively, they can tweet @MetCC

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:41 pm  

A police constable has been handed a suspended prison sentence for fraud

35 year old PC Reshat Kemal, attached to Hammersmith and Fulham borough, pleaded guilty to two counts of fraud by false representation in August.

He's been handed a total of 30 months’ imprisonment suspended for 18 months, 200 hours unpaid work and ordered to pay £1,800 costs.

The court heard he had raised £8,000 in compensation for his victims.

PC Kemal offered his victims the opportunity to invest money with him, promising sizeable returns.

However, in one case the money was never returned and the second victim received less than half of what she had given to him.

The investigation revealed that the money was never invested but was instead used by PC Kemal as personal funds.

The Met's Directorate of Professional Standards began an investigation following a public complaint and PC Kemal was subsequently arrested on 19 May 2015.

He was charged in October 2016 with two counts of fraud after consultation with the Crown Prosecution Service.

PC Kemal has been suspended throughout the investigation.

Now criminal matters are complete, he will be subject to misconduct proceedings.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:50 pm  

Two men have been found guilty of murdering a man and leaving two others seriously injured in Croydon

Scotty Kouebitra was celebrating Halloween in a park when he was attacked and stabbed by a masked group armed with weapons last year.

A 21 year-old (pictured) and a 17 year-old will be sentenced next week.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:38 pm  

It's understood Ruben Loftus-Cheek will make his senior England debut in tomorrow's friendly with Germany

The midfielder, who's on loan at Crystal Palace from Chelsea, is likely to start the match at Wembley.

Defender Gary Cahill is a doubt after missing training because of a back problem.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

Eni Aluko is “disappointed and surprised” by the lack of support she has received from her England team-mates

Over her allegations against former Lionesses manager Mark Sampson.

Aluko said Sampson had made a racially discriminatory remark to her back in 2014, which was found to be true after three inquiries.

She questioned whether the togetherness the Lionesses squad speak about is real or “just a hashtag on Twitter”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:16 pm  

Rise in theft on the Underground

A union claims more staff are needed to deter would-be criminals on the London Underground after a rise in thefts.

The RMT says nearly 1,400 were reported in the three months to September, up from around 11,00 for the previous quarter.

It's campaigning against planned job cuts.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Get ready for rush hour delays following Day 2 of strike action on the trains

It’s day 2 of strike action on South Western Railway, Southern and Greater Anglia services

SWR is operating a Saturday timetable, with up to 40% of services affected in and out of Waterloo.

The action is part of an on-going dispute over the role of guards and driver only trains.

Southern’s drivers accepted a 28.5% pay rise yesterday in their dispute, which began in April last year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

A memorial plinth has been unveiled in New Addington, one year on from the Croydon tram crash

Seven people died and 58 were injured when a Wimbledon bound tram came off the tracks near Sandilands.

An hour long service was held in Market Square in Central Parade this morning, and the plinth unveiled to the public.

A church service will take place at St Edward’s Church at 5 o’clock.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

A man involved in a crash while taking part in the prestigious London to Brighton Veteran Car run has died in hospital

The accident happened on Reigate Hill last Sunday morning.

Two people in the 1902 Benz suffered serious injuries; one of them was flown to hospital by air ambulance.

The veteran car run takes place every year, but this was the first time the route had been changed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

Call for the Weybridge MP and Chancellor to spend a billion on sprinklers

Labour is calling on the Weybridge MP and Chancellor to spend one billion pounds in his autumn budget on sprinklers for council high-rise blocks.

Philip Hammond is being urged to earmark the money for council and housing association blocks.

It comes after the shadow housing John Healey secretary made a similar call.

Croydon was the first borough to announce its fitted sprinklers after the Grenfell Fire in all of its high rises.

Mr Healey says other councils should follow suit.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

A 17-year-old boy has been charged in connection with a serious assault at Streatham Common station

The teenager was charged in connection with an incident on Good Friday, where an 18-year-old man was stabbed.

The teenager, who can’t be named because of his age, has been remanded in custody.

He is due to appear at Inner London Crown Court on Wednesday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:20 pm  

31st vehicle seized in Thornton Heath fly-tip clampdown

A clampdown against fly-tipping and other offences yesterday has led to Croydon Council seizing a 31st van suspected of being used to illegally store or dump rubbish.

More than 30 officers from Croydon Council patrolled locations across the borough with counterparts from the Metropolitan Police, HM Revenue and Customs and the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency.

The operation ranged from fly-tip patrols in Thornton Heath to vehicle spot checks in Purley Way.

Council officers impounded the Ford Transit around 3.30pm after spotting it parked on Pawsons Road in Thornton Heath with no numberplates and building waste and oil drums in the back.

The council will now search for the registered owner, and if they do not come forward the van will be crushed.

Meanwhile, council environmental enforcement officers, police officers and DVSA staff pulled over 40 vans and lorries on Purley Way to check drivers had full licences and insurance, were not carrying fly-tipped waste, and that their vehicle was roadworthy.

One delivery driver’s vehicle was seized after DVSA officers found it had faulty brakes.

Part of the operation involved checks on 130 businesses to make sure they had the correct licence to dispose of business waste properly.

29 of these will now seek to increase their current waste contract with the council, while the rest had the correct contract for their business needs.

The operation also led to six people being issued with £80 fixed penalty notices for fly-tipping, plus 11 received parking tickets.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:30 pm  

#MuckyMerton campaign gathers pace

A Twitter campaign to try and stop rubbish dumping and fly tipping across Merton is gathering pace.

Over the last month, disgruntled residents have been uploading their pictures to the website with the #MuckyMerton

The images include overflowing public rubbish bins, fly-tipped rubbish and litter left in gutters on main roads.

A petition has also been created and the council made aware.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:30 pm  

Three serious traffic accidents have taken place in Kingston in less than a week

A teenager has been taken to hospital after being hit by a bus near Kingston University.

The pedestrian was struck in Penrhyn Road at around 11.30am yesterday.

This is the third serious traffic accident in the same area of Kingston in less than a week.

Last Friday a woman was hit by a car near Kingston College, her condition is unknown.

And earlier this week an accident involving a pedestrian and a motorcycle happened near Eden Street.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:11 am  

Memorial taking place for Croydon tram crash victims

A civic ceremony to mark the anniversary of the Sandilands tram accident is taking place in Central Parade in New Addington.

An inscribed plinth has been installed at the square along with seating and planting to provide a permanent memorial to those who lost their lives.

The event is being attended by those directly affected by the derailment, as well as by representatives of all the agencies, charities and volunteers who helped in the aftermath.

Councillor Tony Newman, leader of the council

It is expected the ceremony will last approximately one hour and will conclude with the opportunity for tributes to be laid at the memorial site.

For those unable to attend New Addington there will also be a minute’s silence observed at the flagpole outside the Town Hall in Katharine Street.

St Edward’s church in New Addington will be open from 6am for quiet reflection, and a service will be presided over by the Bishop of Croydon at 5pm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

Crystal Palace football club remembers victims of Croydon tram crash one year on

Seven people died and 58 were injured, 16 seriously, when a Wimbledon bound tram came off the tracks near Sandilands just after 6am.

Initial findings gave the cause of the derailment as excessive speeds on a curve.

The tram entered the curve at around 70 km: three times the allowed speed limit.

It was also found that the speed restriction sign for drivers at Sandilands wasn’t visible to them until the tram has travelled past the point where the brakes would have needed to be applied to reach the required limit.

A full report is due at the end of the year.

A memorial service will take place in New Addington to remember those who lost their lives.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:54 am  

A man from Chessington has been charged with murder, along with 3 others.

Four men have been charged with a murder in Bethnal Green.

Luther Edwards was stabbed to death in 2016.

23 year old Jerome Osbourne from Chessington and 31 year old Christopher O’Sullivan from Morden are accused of murder.

They will be joined at Thames Magistrates Court by two other men who are also charged.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:09 am  

Justice for Flash the neglected pony in Merton

A man charged with animal neglect in Merton has been found guilty.

Flash the pony died from neglect at the hands of Trelby Penfold.

In 2016 two police officers found the pony tied to a tree and unable to move, residents said he was often left without food or water.

As Flash’s health deteriorated the RSPCA stepped in and decided to take him to safety.

Unfortunately the pony has to be put to sleep as his malnutrition and lack of any care had led to severe discomfort.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:07 am  

Today marks the first anniversary of the Croydon tram disaster

Jackie's Lucy Mayer has this special report.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am  

Workers at three rail companies will continue 48-hour strike

Workers at three rail companies are continuing with a 48-hour strike in disputes over the role of guards.

Picket lines are being mounted outside stations by members of the RMT union on Southern, South Western, and Greater Anglia.

The action is going ahead despite a vote by drivers in the Aslef union to accept a deal to end its dispute with Southern over driver-

controlled trains.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:50 am  

Thames Dolphin found close to Wandsworth bridge has died

The so called Thames Dolphin has died.

The animal was found dead after becoming beached on a foreshore of the river.

It was first spotted last month when he got into difficulty close to Wandsworth bridge having swam around 40 miles up the river.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:36 am  

A mother is jailed for money laundering at Heathrow Airport

A mother has been jailed for over four years for her part in a £7 million fake heist at Heathrow airport.

35 year old Razvana Zeib planned to move at least £900,000 of stolen funds via a bank account she set up in Pakistan.

She pleaded guilty to money laundering and conspiracy to commit burglary.

Two security guards staged a robbery to cover their tracks after they stole 26 bags of cash from Heathrow airport in March.

Zeib's husband, Rafaqat Hussain organised the raid and was jailed for 10 years last month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:54 am  

Police make progress in murder investigation

Detectives investigating a murder in Pimlico have made two arrests.

33 year old Luke Jackson was pronounced dead after suffering multiple stab wounds at a residential address on the 19th December 2014.

Two 19 year old males were arrested on Wednesday and taken to a central London police station where they currently remain.

Three people had previously been arrested in connection with the murder but were later released with no further action.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:44 am  

Hounslow Council praises Heathrow Airport

Hounslow council has praised Heathrow Airport for becoming a Living Wage Employer.

It means hundreds of residents who work in the airport will receive the Living Wage by the end of 2020.

Since April all employees in the borough have received at least £9.75 an hour.

Heathrow is the first airport in Britain to be accredited.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:40 am  

Tadworth missing man is found

Police have been successful in their search for a missing man from Tadworth.

Ian Gaunt was 31 and described as extremely vulnerable.

But he’s been found safe and well and has returned home.

The police want to thank everyone who helped to find Ian.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:02 am  

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Chelsea Ladies take lead in Champions League

Chelsea are in great shape in the Women's Champions League.

Emma Hayes' side beat Swedish club Rosengard 3-0 in the first leg of their last-16 tie in London.

The Blues beat Bayern Munich in the last round, becoming only the second English women’s side to knock out German competition in the last 13 meetings.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:54 pm  

Bribery at Royal Surrey County NHS Trust

A senior hospital official has been ordered to pay back over £80,970 to the Royal Surrey County NHS Trust.

Peter Lewis, of Windlesham, received bribes from Richard Moxon, from Cheshire, in return for awarding him a £950,000 ICT contract, back in 2011.

Lewis, 58, has been given three months to pay the Trust back the full amount that he originally received.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:28 pm  

Missing man from Tadworth

Police are searching for a man from Tadworth who went missing earlier today.

Ian Gaunt, 31, who is described as extremely vulnerable, was reported missing just after midday.

He is described as white, around 180cm tall, of a medium build with short black hair. It is not known what he was wearing when he went missing.

Ian is believed to be on foot and it appears that he may have taken camping equipment with him, so officers are currently focusing their search in woodland areas around the Tadworth, Box Hill and Reigate Hill areas.

If you have seen Ian, or you have any information which could assist, please call Surrey Police on 101, quoting incident reference P17281939.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:17 pm  

Northern line extension makes breakthrough

There’s been a major breakthrough for the Northern Line Extension project, as tunnelling machines have reached their final destination.

The tunnels go from Battersea Power station to Kennington, and will bring Battersea and the surrounding area to within 15 minutes of the city.

The extension will support around 25,000 new jobs and more than 20,000 new homes.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan says this is a momentous moment for the project, which is due for completion in 2020.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:14 pm  

Southern railway drivers vote to end dispute

Southern Railway drivers have voted to accept a deal to end their long-running dispute over driver-operated trains.

79% of Aslef's members backed the deal - which includes a 28.5% pay rise over the next five years.

The announcement's been made as RMT union members at the company - as well as four other operators - are on strike in a dispute about the role of guards.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:46 pm  

London FA leads the way with diverse new board

A third of the London Football Association’s new board members are from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, while nearly half are female.

The LFA is the largest of the County Football Associations and is leading the way in corporate governance.

The changes to the Board are intended to reflect the diverse nature of football within London and the country as a whole.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:15 pm  

Raynes Park death - 7 year old victim named

Police have named the 7 year old girl who died after being found at a house in Raynes Park with serious injuries.

Sophia Peters was discovered at a property in Blenheim Road last Friday morning.

She passed away in hospital the next day.

Her father, 55 year old Robert Peters, has been arrested and charged.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:14 pm  

Reigate and Banstead MP Crispin Blunt doesn't think the International development secretary career is over

International development secretary Priti Patel is expected to be sacked later, over several undisclosed meetings she had with Israeli politicians.

She's been ordered back to the UK by the prime minister, from a work trip in Uganda.

Conservative MP, for Reigate and Banstead, Crispin Blunt doesn't think this will end her career.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:24 pm  

Homelessness figures across London including Chelsea, Hammersmith & Fulham and Kingston

A housing charity claims 13-thousand more people are homeless now than this time last year.

In Kensingston and Chelsea the figures stand at nearly 4 and a half thousand.

It’s 3 and a half thousand in Hammersmith and Fulham and almost 2 thousand in Kingston.

Kate Webb from Shelter, who've produced the figures, says the true number could be even higher.

It's blaming a shortage of social housing for the rise, and is launching an urgent winter appeal.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:21 pm  

Merton has been listed as the third friendliest borough in London

The friendliest parts of London have been revealed today, thanks to new survey by Vivo.

Residents were asked to rate their areas based on time spent socialising with neighbours, the availability of community activities and how welcome they feel.

Greenwich has taken the top spot, followed by Barnet in second and Merton in third place.

Kensington and Chelsea and Croydon also made it into the top 10.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:18 pm  

The kitchen of a takeaway restaurant in South Croydon caught fire this morning

Four fire engines and 21 firefighters were called to Selsdon Road just before 9am.

One woman was treated at the scene by London Ambulance Service before being taken to hospital.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:18 pm  

Chelsea ladies are hoping for full support in Kingston tonight

Chelsea Ladies boss Emma Hayes is hoping home fans create an intimidating atmosphere for their Women's Champions League tie tonight.

They host Swedish side Rosengard in their last-16 first leg at Kingsmeadow in Kingston.

Hayes says they're facing tough opposition.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:15 pm  

Children's charity Shooting Star Chase changes the way we view Christmas adverts

It's a time when we are all awaiting the arrival of Christmas adverts from the likes of John Lewis and M&S.

But SSC charity, which has hospices in Hampton and Guildford, has released its very own Christmas advert.

It features the Barker family, who lost their son, Matthias, after a battle with cancer.

Matthias and his family came to stay at Shooting Star Chase’s Guildford hospice, Christopher’s, in November 2011 for five weeks until Matthias passed away in December 2011.

The family donated images of Matthias to the film with the hopes that by sharing his story, it might bring the topic to the forefront of public consciousness and lend support to those going through similar situations.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:14 pm  

Nescot College apprentice wins big for the UK at World Skills final

An apprentice from Croydon has won big for the UK at a ceremony in Abu Dhabi.

Shane Carpenter flew to the city last month to take part in the prestigious World Skills Finals.

Shane, who studied computing at Nescot in Ewell and now works at BAE Systems, came 13th out of 28 competitors worldwide.

He says that initial college course really opened the door to his future.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:28 am  

Murray's played his first public match since Wimbledon

In this mornings papers, The Guardian shows Andy Murray playing a charity event against Roger Federer in Glasgow.

It was his first public tennis match since Wimbledon, where a hip injury contributed to his quarter final exit.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:30 am  

A "cut-a-thon" is taking place this weekend in Laleham to raise money for Cardiac Risk in the Young charity

An 18 hour “cut-a-thon” will take place at a hairdresser’s in Laleham this weekend.

Daniel Fairfax has organised the event with the aim of raising £1,800 for Tadworth based charity Cardiac Risk in the Young, also known as CRY.

The organisation works to raise awareness of sudden adult death, as well as funding heart screenings and research.

Twelve people are thought to die from young sudden cardiac death in the UK every week.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:29 am  

An apprentice from Croydon has won big for the UK at a ceremony in Abu Dhabi

Shane Carpenter flew to the city last month to take part in the prestigious WorldSkills Finals.

Shane, who studied computing at Nescot in Ewell and now works at BAE Systems, came 13th out of 28 competitors worldwide.

He says that initial college course really opened the door to his future.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:14 am  

Charity 'Shelter' says there are 13,000 more homeless people now than a year ago

The charity claims 307,000, that's more than the entire population of Newcastle, are without a roof over their heads.

Lyndsay and her two children from Sutton were made homeless for 12 weeks when her landlady sold the home they rented.

She says many landlords won't accept her because she receives housing benefit.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:12 am  

Commuters are facing the biggest rail disruption in decades

Only a third of South Western Railway services are running this morning as RMT members start their 48 hour walk out.

The union is involved in a long-running battle with rail industry bosses to protect the traditional role of guards and conductors.

SWR operates between Waterloo and Surrey, with thousands of commuters expected to be delayed this morning and this afternoon.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:08 am  

Two doctors from Kingston are offering their services to the people of Bangladesh

They are there for a week performing life changing eye surgery on up to 150 of the country’s poorest people.

Most don’t have access to medical facilities, and the majority of operations carried out are expected to be on cataracts.

The doctors are there as part of a charity mission funded by the Global Aid Trust.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:06 am  

Richmond council criticised for homeless storage charges

According to the Evening Standard, Richmond Council has been criticised for charging homeless families up to £150 a month to store their belongings.

Under previous rules in the borough displaced households paid a one-off £50 fee while they stayed in temporary accommodation.

But now they have to pay in instalments.

The council says the service has to be reviewed as last year it cost them over £65,000

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:57 am  

Met officer wins Livia Award

The outstanding dedication and professionalism of a Met traffic officer has been recognised at a special ceremony in central London.

Police Sergeant David Kingston, from the Met's Roads and Transport Policing Command is the winner of this year's Livia Award for Professionalism and Service to Justice.

He assisted with incidents such as the Battersea helicopter crash and Croydon tram crash and played a significant role in the response to the two major terrorist attacks on Westminster Bridge and London Bridge.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:01 am  

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Restaurant applying to extend its opening hours in Brentford

The Man vs Food restaurant in Brentford is applying to extend its opening hours.

The eatery in Syon Lane urges diners to take part in “insane” meal challenges.

According to its own publicity, 20 people have been sent to hospital after being defeated by its menu.

It wants to be able to stay open until midnight at weekends instead of 10pm, and serve alcohol on its outside tables until 10pm all week long
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:45 pm  

UPDATE Police in Kent have launched a murder investigation after a man’s body was found on railway tracks

Police have released CCTV images in connection with the investigation into the death of a man at Knockholt station.

A train driver alerted police to the dead man’s body left lying on tracks in the early hours of Monday morning.

Officers believe the victim is a 24-year-old from Croydon.

His death was originally treated as non-suspicious but police believe the man was chased by another man into the station and onto the tracks.

They want to speak to a man seen at the station shortly before 9.30pm on Sunday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:55 pm  

Police Officer from Hammersmith and Fulham handed suspended sentence for fraud

A police officer based in Hammersmith and Fulham has been handed a suspended prison sentence for fraud.

Lucy Mayer has this report.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:52 pm  

Injury worries ahead of Twickenham game

Injury doubts Elliot Daly and Jonny May have been retained in the England rugby union squad ahead of Saturday's Test with Argentina.

Wing Denny Solomona's not in the 26-man group to prepare for the game at Twickenham, so he's returned to Sale.

Daly's been dealing with a knee problem, while May's had a hamstring issue.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:17 pm  

Police raid in North Surrey

16 people have been arrested and 19 properties raided across North Surrey.

Around 200 Police officers executed search warrants in areas including Addlestone, Cobham, Sunbury and Stanwell.

They seized large quantities of drugs, an illegally held Taser, two cars, cash and mobile phones.

The warrants formed part of an intelligence-led operation following months of planning to disrupt drug dealing across the South East.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:47 pm  

Surrey pace bowler Tom Curran has been called-up to England's Ashes cricket squad

He replaces Steven Finn, who's returning home from Australia early because of a knee injury.

Curran's yet to make a Test appearance - but he's played limited overs cricket for England.

He'll fly out tomorrow to join the rest of the group in Adelaide.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Catcalling is apparently worse if you are in Croydon

A 28 year old, fed up with being harassed in the street, has designed a map highlighting the worst areas in the capital for the practice.

Her posts on website Reddit have now attracted attention from others who have started sharing similar stories.

Croydon, Richmond and Hayes are amongst some of the worst areas in the capital for catcalling according to the digital map.

The woman has decided to remain anonymous, posting only under her Reddit name applejuiceandtea.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:38 pm  

Police in Ewell are hunting a teenager who may have been the victim of a stabbing

A ranger on patrol in Court Recreation Ground came across the boy last night.

The victim had a wound to his thigh, graze on his temple and was shaken up but didn’t want to go to hospital or phone the police.

The ranger made arrangements for him to go home and he was dropped off by taxi on the Watersedge Estate.

Police say they need to know exactly what happened and if he was in fact the victim of a stabbing.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Police in Kent have launched a murder investigation after a man’s body was found on railway tracks

The remains were spotted by a train driver just after midnight.

Officers believe the victim is a 24-year-old from Croydon.

His death was initially treated as non-suspicious but police say they believe the victim was chased into Knockholt station and onto the tracks.

They’re hunting a man who was spotted at the station at around 9pm on Sunday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

British Airways has announced it's investing £4.5 billion in its aircraft over the next five years

As well as 72 new planes, the Heathrow based airline has announced there will also be interiors for another 128.

All cabins will get fast wi-fi.

The carrier says the aviation market is "more competitive than it has ever been".
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

A local advice service in Esher has won a £5,000 donation

The grant came from a collaboration between Walton Charity and Elmbridge Council.

Esher’s Citizen Advice put the money towards training a small specialist team who will major on disability benefits.

Chief Exec Linda Wheatley said the money could help with any issues that the introduction of Universal Credit might cause in 2018.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:13 pm  

Have you seen this wanted Mitcham man?

A manhunt for a fugitive is underway in Mitcham.

27 year old James Hutton has been recalled to prison.

Hutton also has links to Croydon and Sutton as well as Mitcham.

Anyone with any information should contact police on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:12 pm  

Thursday marks 1 year since the Croydon tram disaster

7 people died and 58 were injured after a tram derailed near to Sandilands stop soon after 6am.

An initial investigation found the cause of the accident to be higher speeds than permitted on that track.

A more thorough investigation is on-going with a final report due at the end of the year.

This man survived the incident.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:10 pm  

A woman from Chertsey has had her wedding ring stolen while she was fighting for her life

51 year old Denise Stanford was rushed to St Peter’s in September after suffering from a cardiac arrest which led to pneumonia.

Whilst in intensive care, her home in Mead Lane was broken into.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:54 pm  

Two men have been stabbed in Feltham

Two men in their 20s have been stabbed in Feltham.

The Met Police were called yesterday to reports of a disturbance near Feltham station at just after 6pm.

Officers attended the incident and found two men with stab injuries.

Both men remain in hospital. Neither is said to be in a critical condition.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:52 pm  

Tributes are continuing to come in for the optometrist from Shepperton, killed in Nigeria

56 year old charity worker Ian Squire was killed about three weeks ago after being taken hostage in the West African country.

Three others he was working with have been released.

It’s believed they were all there on behalf of Mr Squire’s charity Mission for Vision, which he founded in 2003.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:07 am  

A man has been jailed following a number of sex attacks on women after luring them into his car

31 year old Delando Smith from Peckham appeared at Croydon Crown Court after being found guilty of rape and sexual assault.

In May 2015 Smith offered to give a 20 year old woman a lift home in Southwark before attacking her.

His latest attack was in January 2016 in Clapham High Street when he tricked a 21 year old female into thinking he was a taxi.

Smith has been sentenced to 16 years imprisonment with a six year extension on licence.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:06 am  

Anthony Joshua might be heading to Twickenham

According to this morning’s newspapers Anthony Joshua has his eye on Twickenham.

The Times' story says the world heavyweight boxing champion's next fight could be at the national rugby stadium because of problems with booking Wembley.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:16 am  

A former industrial site in Twickenham has been turned into 100% affordable housing

The land in Heathfield, formerly known as Mill Farm, had been derelict for a number of years.

Richmond Housing Partnership decided to take it on and has since created 24 homes under the new name, Whitworth Place.

Three of the properties have been fitted out for people with disabilities.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:11 am  

A man from Battersea is encouraging Londoners to register as a potential blood stem cell donor

22-year-old Matthew Sealey was identified as a life saving match after he began volunteering for blood cancer charity DKMS.

Every 20 minutes someone in the UK is diagnosed with a blood cancer, such as leukaemia.

A blood stem cell donation from a genetically similar person can often be the best hope of survival.

But only one in three people in need of a transplant will find a matching donor in their own family.

However, as little as 5% of donors have a South Asian heritage and less than 3% of donors are black.

Matthew, who works for a IT company has Caribbean heritage.

He donated blood stem cells through a bone marrow collection; they were taken from his hip bone under general anaesthetic.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:11 am  

Police investigations are continuing after the death of a 7 year old girl in Raynes Park

The seriously ill child was found at a house in Blenheim Road off Grand Drive on Friday morning.

She passed away in hospital on Saturday.

A 55 year old man has appeared in court charged with attempted murder and been remanded until December the 1st.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:10 am  

Wanted Hounslow

Police are hunting a man in connection with a number of sex assaults dating back to the 80s and 90s.

47 year old Michael O'Leary failed to answer police bail on the 3rd of October following an investigation launched last year.

He is now wanted by detective from the Child Abuse and Sexual Offences Command.

All the offences relate to non-recent assaults dating from 1988 to 1992 in the Hounslow area.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:20 am  

Dolphin sighting near Putney

The so called Thames Dolphin is getting help from animal experts.

The move comes after the second sighting in just a few weeks.

It was first spotted last month after it swam an estimated 40 miles up the river to Wandsworth and Putney.

The RSPCA says it is liaising with the British Divers Marine Life Rescue to monitor the animal's health.

It is not unusual for a dolphin to swim in the Thames.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:08 am  

Monday, 6 November 2017

Ice Skating in Twickenham

Ice skating will return to Twickenham this year.

A rink was erected at Strawberry Hill House by organisers "Twickenham Alive" in 2014.

However Richmond Council pulled the plug on it last year.

A lengthly appeal process followed, and the rink has now been granted permission to set up in Radnor Gardens.

But unfortunately not in time for Christmas.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:24 pm  

By-Election Putney

People in Putney who have requested postal votes for this week's by-election have just a few days left to return them.

The Thamesfield Ward by-election is being held on Thursday.

If postal votes are not received before 10pm on polling day, they will not be counted.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:22 pm  

AFC Wimbledon FA Cup Second Round

AFC Wimbledon will play Charlton Athletic in the FA cup second round on Friday 1st December.

40 teams were in the hat at 7pm and Woking and Leatherhead are also in the draw but need to win their first round replays to progress.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:08 pm  

Optician from Shepperton killed in Nigeria

The Foreign Office has confirmed a charity worker from Shepperton who was kidnapped in Nigeria has been killed.

Three other people who Ian Squire was with have been released.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Millions of NHS patients will now be able to see their GP via video-link on smartphones

The pilot scheme will initially cover Greater London.

People will be able to check their symptoms through the mobile app and then have video consultations within two hours of booking.

But the Royal College of GPs is warning the service may not help patients with complex needs.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:45 pm  

Police hunting man from Hounslow over sex attacks

Police are hunting a man in connection with a number of sex assaults dating back to the 80s and 90s.

47 year old Michael O'Leary failed to answer police bail on the 3rd of October following an investigation launched last year.

He is now wanted by detectives from the Child Abuse and Sexual Offences Command.

All the offences relate to non - recent assaults dating from 1988 to 1992 in the Hounslow area.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:16 pm  

Michael Emenalo has stepped down from his role as technical director at Chelsea

He's been at the club for 10 years and is one of owner Roman Abramovic's most trusted allies.

Emenalo was influential in the hiring and firing of managers, as well as the signing of players.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Ice skating will return to Twickenham this year

A rink was erected at Strawberry Hill House by organisers Twickenham Alive in 2014.

However, Richmond Council pulled the plug on it last year.

A lengthy appeal process followed, and the rink has now been granted permission to set up in Radnor Gardens.

But, sadly, it won't be in time for this Christmas.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

AFC Wimbledon will find out later who they will play in the FA Cup second round

Around 40 teams are in the hat at 7pm.

Woking and Leatherhead are also in the draw but need to win their first round replays to progress.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

A stray firework is believed to have caused a fire at a house in Mitcham on Saturday

The kitchen of the property in Pain’s Close was destroyed after the fire spread from the garden to the window of the house.

A bedroom on the first floor also sustained some damage.

One person was treated at the scene for smoke inhalation but was not taken to hospital.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

A man from Shepperton who was held hostage in Nigeria for more than three weeks has been killed

It's understood charity worker Ian Squire was abducted from his accommodation in the south of the country last month.

The optician set up charity Mission for Vision in 2003, which delivers eye care programmes to remote regions of the world.

Three other people he was with have returned home safely after authorities in the West African country negotiated their release.

James Alvarez is a hostage negotiator.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:23 pm  

A cyclist has been hit by a car in Kingston

Police and ambulance services were called to Eden Street at around 1 o’clock this afternoon.

The cyclist has been taken to hospital, but he is conscious and his condition is not life-threatening.

The driver suffered minor injuries, but didn’t need further medical attention.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:18 pm  

Man from Shepperton believed to be hostage killed in Nigeria

A British man, Ian Squire, has been killed after being taken hostage in Nigeria last month.

The Foreign Office says three other Britons who were also abducted; Alanna Carson, David Donovan and Shirley Donovan.

They have returned home safely.

It's thought Mr Squire was working in the country as part of the work carried out by the charity Mission for Vision, which he founded in 2003 in Shepperton.

Once a year teams are assembled combining opticians and volunteers to carry out comprehensive eye care programs in the remote regions of the developing world, predominantly in Africa.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:11 pm  

Wimbledon derailment update

Photo credit: @dscanlan23

One person is recovering after a partial train derailment just outside of Wimbledon station.

South Western Railway says a train came partly off the tracks at low speed between Wimbledon and Clapham Junction just before 6am.

Photo Credit: LFB

Around 300 people were on board the 4.54am service from Basingstoke.

Lines were reopened after about an hour, but disruption is expected until the end of the day on both SWR and the District Line.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:48 pm  

More 20mph speed limits introduced in Croydon

Hundreds of streets in Croydon now have lower speed limits.

It’s part of the council’s plans to improve road safety across the borough.

As of today all roads in the north-west of the borough will have 20mph speed limits

According to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, introducing such limits cuts the risk of being injured or killed in an accident.

All roads in north-west Croydon now have 20mph speed limits aside from Transport for London red routes, private roads and several Croydon A-roads given exemptions that remain at 30mph.

This area of north-west Croydon covers all roads bounded by the borough border with Sutton in the west.

Duppas Hill Road, Coombe Road and Lower Coombe Street to the south.

And to the east the main roads from Park Lane, up Wellesley Road and streets west of the A23 London Road as far as Norbury station.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:08 am  

Could dropping David Luiz cost Antonio Conte his job at Chelsea?

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte says there'll be speculation about his future "every day" until he's eventually sacked.

He laughed off stories about dressing-room unrest following the champions 1-nil win over Manchester United in the Premier League.

David Luiz was left out of their matchday squad.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:40 am  

Surbiton High School's Mollie King faced the dreaded dance off again Strictly Come Dancing

Aston Merrygold has become the sixth star to leave Strictly Come Dancing this year.

The singer's departure is seen as a big shock - after he'd been tipped as one of the favourites to win.

Shirley Ballas had the casting vote following the dance-off, and saved former Surbiton High student and Saturdays singer Mollie King.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:30 am  

Heathrow is now officially a London Living Wage employer as of today

MP for Brentford and Isleworth Ruth Cadbury was welcomed the accreditation as hundreds of her constituents will get a pay rise.

The London living wage reflects the actual cost of living in London and is higher than the national living wage.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:29 am  

Could Kingston become London's first Borough of Culture

London Mayor Sadiq Khan announced back in June that he wanted to find the capital’s culture hub for 2019.

A number of boroughs have joined the bidding process; applications must be submitted by December the 1st.

Kingston’s Mayor Julie Pickering explains why it should be the winner.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 am  

A train has derailed in Wimbledon

A derailed train in Wimbledon has added to a morning of travel woe for rush hour commuter.

The last compartment of a 12-carriage train came off tracks just before 6.30am on this morning. One person has been injured.

Rail services between Wimbledon and Earls Court are expected to be delayed and cancelled until the end of the day

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:47 am  

Commuter train partially derails at Wimbledon

The Basingstoke to Waterloo service was passing through when the incident happened just before 6am.

Around 200 people were believed to have been on board, but none are believed to have sustained major injuries.

One person is receiving treatment for their injuries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:21 am  

Three Harlequins players in England squad for Twickenham Test

Harlequins backs Mike Brown and Danny Care along with forward Chris Robshaw are among the 33 players named in Eddie Jones’ squad for Saturday’s first autumn Test against Argentina at Twickenham Stadium.

England will also take on Australia and Samoa this month at the same venue.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:55 am  

Leatherhead keep FA Cup hopes alive

Fifth-tier Woking have earned an FA Cup first round replay with League One side Bury after their tie ended 1-all at the Kingfield Stadium.

Sutton’s involvement in the Cup is over after going down 1-nil at Cambridge.

Isthmian League side Leatherhead will also have another go after their 1-all draw with Billericay at Fetcham Grove.

Among the other ties, Charlton got past Truro 3-1, and Coventry beat Maidenhead 2-nil.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:09 am  

Kingston sceptical about GLA housing targets

Kingston Council has expressed scepticism at the Greater London Authority’s recently published borough housing targets.

Kingston is being asked to build 1,364 new homes per year.

Council Leader Kevin Davis says the figures are double their own estimates and questioned their appropriateness for Kingston.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:32 am  

Sunday, 5 November 2017

Harlequins squad changes before close win earlier this evening

Harlequins are off to a winning start in this season's rugby union Anglo-Welsh Cup.

A last-minute try from Josh Ibuanokpe and James Lang's conversion gave them a 30-29 success over Saracens at Allianz Park.

They made a number of changes ahead of this afternoon’s opener.

Phil Swainston failed a late fitness test on a back injury.

Captain James Chisholm has taken a knock and has been withdrawn from the squad.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:50 pm  

Appeal for missing man who police believe is heading to Kingston

A missing young man is believed to be making his way to the Kingston area.

23-year-old Kyong Kim is from Barnet and Kingston Police say he is thought to be heading south west.

They have concerns for his welfare and urge anyone with information to call 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:42 pm  

Tom Hardy's Richmond home improvements draw criticism

Tom Hardy has come under fire from Richmond residents after installing a chrome chimney on his Georgian property.

The Richmond Society have also condemned the new addition to the £3.4m eighteenth-century home, calling it “tasteless”.

The Dunkirk and Peaky Blinders star appealed against a decision to refuse planning permission for the shiny steel chimney.

His home is a Building of Townscape Merit.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:23 pm  

Surrey Police appeal for information in serious Reigate Hill crash

Two passengers taking part in the London to Brighton veteran car run have been seriously injured in a crash.

They were in a 1902 Mercedes which was involved in a four vehicle pile-up this morning.

It happened at Reigate Hill.

Surrey Police are appealing for any witnesses to the collision to contact them straight away on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:06 pm  

Appeal for missing man believed to be in Battersea

A missing man is believed to be in Battersea.

Michael Edward Jones, 31, went missing from Islington.

There are concerns for his welfare, say the Metropolitan Police, and anyone with information should call 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:25 pm  

Sutton United take a heavy beating

National League side Sutton FC took a heavy beating from Cambridge United today after losing 1-0 at Cambs Glass Stadium.

This means Cambridge have now reached the second round of the FA Cup for the fifth consecutive season.

Sutton was initially at an advantage for 50 minutes when Midfielder George Maris received a second yellow card for simulation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:39 pm  

Woking draw 1-1 against Bury in the first round of the FA Cup

Fifth-tier Woking earned an FA Cup first round replay with League One side Bury.

Their initial tie ended 1-all at the Kingfield Stadium.

Midfielder Chez Isaac started alongside Joey Jones after recovering from an ankle injury sustained last weekend.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:24 pm  

Jeremy Corbyn speaks out about allegations of sexual harassment in Westminster

Jeremy Corbyn says he stands by a decision to promote a Labour MP who had been accused of sexual harassment.

Kelvin Hopkins became Shadow Culture Secretary - despite earlier allegations of inappropriate behaviour - which he denies.

The Labour leader has been speaking at the party's regional conference in Blackpool.

Home Secretary Amber Rudd has suggested MPs should face the sack if found guilty of sexual harassment.

Meanwhile, Hayes and Harlington MP, Shadow Chancellor, John Mcdonnell has said all the parties are coming together to agree on a system that will work to regain confidence in women.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:38 pm  

Kingston’s weight loss services "the best value for taxpayers anywhere in the UK"

Kingston’s weight loss services are said to be the best value for taxpayers anywhere in the UK- 33 times more efficient than the national average.

The Taxpayers’ Alliance has published data which revealed it cost just £27 for a person to lose weight under the council’s weight loss schemes.

Rodger from Surbiton said: “My doctor suggested a Slimming World –to try and reduce my increasing Diabetes medication. It worked and after following the plan I lost 1. Stone and my sugar level dropped.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:25 pm  

Commuters in Battersea offered a new way to travel into town

Commuters living in Battersea can now take to the waves and catch the river bus into town.

Battersea Power Station’s brand new pier has opened.

The new Thames river bus service launched a few days ago.

It means a 15 minute journey time from Battersea to the West End, 20 minutes to Blackfriars and just 40 minutes to Canary Wharf.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:11 pm  

Will Ruth Langsford be the next contestant to leave Strictly tonight?

It seems the bookies are confused as to who will exit Strictly tonight.

On Thursday William Hill had Ruth Langsford as the favourite to leave the show with odds of 11/8.

That’s despite the presenter, who lives in Weybridge with her husband and son, not being in the bottom two yet.

But now, the bookie says it expects Paralympian Jonnie Peacock to be voted off with odds of 11/2.

Eastenders actor Davood Ghadami is also in the danger zone.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:09 pm  

Crystal Palace are still five points from Premier League safety

Crystal Palace are still five points from Premier League safety despite their 1-0 loss to Tottenham.

Roy Hodgson’s side have only won a single top flight game this season and are bottom of the table.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:33 pm  

Hammersmith & Fulham Council secure £4 million to help companies

Hammersmith & Fulham Council has secured £4 million to help companies affected by the government's increase in business rates.

Over 2,000 businesses in the borough could receive Discretionary Business Rates Relief.

Most of those will be small and medium enterprises.

The council says the move has been made to “cushion the blow of the latest increases”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:16 pm  

Crystal Palace loses 1-0 to Tottenham at Wembley this afternoon

Crystal Palace has been hit with a heavy blow after losing 1-0 to Tottenham at Wembley this afternoon.

Spurs are now within five points of the top of the Premier League.

But leaders Manchester City are about to kick off at home against Arsenal.

And Chelsea will also have their eyes on breaking into the top four later on today, as they play Manchester United.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:05 pm  

Proposal talks to redevelop Hammersmith town centre to open once again to the public

Proposals to redevelop Hammersmith town centre will open to the public once again on Thursday.

The council is looking at redeveloping the area around King Street, including the Grade II listed Town Hall.

It’s not the first time plans for regeneration have been put out to consultation.

Developers of a previous scheme were dismissed by the council after they said proposals were not financially viable.

But the damaging disclosure was made after they had already begun to demolish the town’s cinema.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:36 pm  

Surrey police appeal for public's help over Epsom burglary

A large amount of high-value and designer goods was taken from a home in Epsom during a burglary while the owners were on holiday.

A black Porsche Macan was among items taken while the family was away between Monday October 23 and Tuesday October 31.

But police found it in the Malden area on November 1, and forensic investigations are underway.

Items still missing include handbags, jewellery, shoes, clutch bags and other accessories.

Surrey Police has released a gallery of some of the items it is looking for, and is appealing for the public's help.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:11 pm  

Conte feels no more pressure than normal ahead of Man Utd clash

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte says he doesn't feel like he needs to beat Manchester United this afternoon any more than usual.

The sides meet in the Premier League at Stamford Bridge.

Conte's faced speculation about his future this season - the champions are nine points behind leaders Manchester City already.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:44 am  

Hodgson needs more than desire

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson's hopeful they can build on their late show against West Ham when they face Tottenham later.

They head to Wembley in the Premier League, eight days on from scoring a 97th-minute equaliser.

Hodgson says he's been impressed by the desire of his players - but they need more than that to get off the bottom of the table.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:42 am  

Grenfell cladding company respond after fire at their factory in Devon

A fire's broken out at a factory in Devon, owned by the maker of panels used in Grenfell Tower's controversial cladding system.

It's understood the Reynobond panels are not made at Arconic's plant in Exeter - where fire crews were called early yesterday.

The US firm said no-one was hurt, adding that the fire had a limited impact on the facility.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:41 am  

Teenager missing from Mitcham

Merton Police are looking for a teenage girl, who has gone missing.

16 year-old Simone Daniels from Mitcham is described as tanned, with wavy, brown hair and brown eyes.

She has a small mole on her right cheek, under her eye.

If you can help find her, please call 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:44 am  

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