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Saturday, 18 November 2017

MP for Runnymede and Weybridge says housing crisis must be fixed

The Chancellor and MP for Runnymede and Weybridge has said that Millennials may be the first generation to be poorer than their parents.

Phillip Hammond says the UK’s housing crisis must be solved and will use the Budget to announce plans to push for 300,000 homes to be built each year.

According to the Sunday Times, he has promised to find around £5 billion for housing schemes.

Mr Hammond has also suggested that he will find money to lift the public sector pay cap and find more cash for services like the NHS.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:16 pm  

Final death toll from Grenfell Tower Fire in North Kensington is confirmed

The final death toll from the Grenfell Tower disaster was confirmed today by police as 71 including a still born baby.

It’s now 155 days since the blaze swept through the 24-storey block of flats in North Kensington in June.

Hundreds of officers and forensic experts have now recovered and identified all of those who lost their lives that morning.

Police believe there were 293 people inside the tower when the fire started, with 223 making it out safe.

Survivors are still waiting for answers as the public inquiry is being carried out.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:42 pm  

Young girl missing from Mitcham

A young girl is missing from the Mitcham area and police are appealing for help from the public to find her.

Deejahnay was last seen at her home in Mitcham at 1pm today.

There is an image of her on the Radio Jackie News twitter feed, anyone with information should call 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:22 pm  

Victory for England at Twickenham today

England beat Australia at Twickenham today in their second rugby union autumn international.

Eddie Jones's side came out on top 30-6 - scoring three tries in the final seven minutes on a rain-soaked pitch at the national stadium.

They'll take on Samoa next weekend.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:14 pm  

Chelsea Manager very happy after win today at West Brom

Chelsea have a fourth successive Premier League win today.

They cruised to a 4-nil victory at strugglers West Brom, so are second in the table for now, until Manchester United finish their match with Newcastle.

Manager Antonio Conte's a happy man – and says they did a lot of things well.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:29 pm  

Passports for European nationals

European nationals living in Richmond will soon be able to use a new Passport return service.

It’s in light of the Government’s plans to protect the rights of EU citizens after Brexit.

The service will allow eligible residents to take their passports to the Registry Office in Twickenham to be verified and copied.

The copies will then be sent to the Home Office.

It is hoped it will launch in February.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:33 pm  

Pesticides banned for the sake of our bees

Bee scientists at Royal Holloway University in Egham have welcomed a decision to ban pesticides.

Environment Secretary Michael Gove has said that the UK will back further restrictions.

The European Union had issued a temporary ban.

Research at the university has shown the impact of the pesticides on bees which are responsible for pollinating a third of the world’s crops.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:32 pm  

Palace manager worried about chances before Everton clash

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson says it's obvious how significant this afternoon's game is.

The Premier League's bottom side face Everton.

Victory would pull their opponents within four points of them.

Hodgson says he doesn't want his players thinking too much about that.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:35 am  

Today marks 25 years since the worst fire in the history of the London Underground; The King’s Cross fire

31 people died after a blaze started beneath a wooden escalator; 100 others were injured.

One of those injured was 58 year old Kwasi Afari Minta from Putney, when he was hit by a 600C fireball.

He had to spend 6 months at a rehab centre in Roehampton, and undergo over 30 operations to rebuild his face.

London Regional Transport admitted liability for the fire and paid out £4.5 million to the victims and their families.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:27 am  

Bee scientists in Egham welcome pesticide ban

Bee scientists at Royal Holloway University in Egham have welcomed a decision to ban pesticides.

Environment Secretary Michael Gove has said that the UK will back further restrictions.

The European Union had issued a temporary ban.

Research at the university has shown the impact of the pesticides on bees which are responsible for pollinating a third of the world’s crops.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:36 am  

England in action at Twickenham this afternoon

England's rugby union players will be hoping to put in a much-improved performance this afternoon at Twickenham.

They face Australia who recently beat world champions New Zealand.

England were sluggish in their victory over Argentina last weekend.

Forward Joe Launchbury says that simply won't do against Australia.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:43 am  

Epsom commuters get an early morning boost

The new 10 coach South Western Railway trains have started to arrive on the line to Waterloo.

Over the coming months there will be a steady introduction of the longer trains, meaning 20% more seats in peak hours.

This means there will be 12 ten coach trains from Epsom to London between 7 and 8 am next year.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:35 am  

Anguilla islanders tell Radio Jackie News they're still using generators

Islanders on the British protectorate have sent word of their battle to recover after Hurricane Irma.

The message has come through American holidaymaker Rita Dispensa who e-mailed journalist Sarah Onions that the island in the

Caribbean hasn't yet recovered a full service of electricity.

That's despite a visit by Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson earlier this year and military help.

And the Prince of Wales says he's been left heartbroken after witnessing first-hand the damage left by the hurricane.

He was speaking after the first day of a personal three-day trip to the Caribbean.

He met families made homeless, along with organisations that responded to the disaster, before a late-night reception in Antigua.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:19 am  

More social housing for Wandsworth

A thousand new homes are planned for sites across Wandsworth over coming years, with 605 of those being new council houses.

Under a scheme titled Building Homes for Wandsworth People, these include properties which will start at 35% of market rent and also some shared ownership houses.

They’ll be targeted at residents and workers in the borough, with priority to be given to overcrowded households.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:35 am  

Mice infest Tooting butcher's shop

A butcher’s shop in Tooting has been forced to close for the second time in three months.

Bilal Halal Meat in Upper Tooting Road faces legal action after they were found to have a serious mouse infestation and filthy food storage and preparation areas.

Mouse droppings were found on shelves and urine stains on bags of rice.

Inspectors ordered the shop to close immediately as a risk to public health.

After a deep clean the shop was allowed to re-open, but the council is considering whether to take further action against the business.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:29 am  

Friday, 17 November 2017

England Women's Rugby squad triumph against Canada

England's women have had a thumping win in their opening rugby union autumn Test.

They hammered Canada 79-5 at Allianz Park in North London.

The squad included Harlequins’ Jess Breach and Richmond’s Rowena Burnfield.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:29 pm  

Wimbledon pub spreads Christmas Cheer

A pub in Wimbledon will once again offer Christmas dinner to people spending the day alone this year.

The Alex caused a media frenzy last year when it said it would offer a free Turkey dinner and a beer to anyone who was by themselves.

The offer went down so well, that it has decided to do it again this Christmas.

The managers say they want to spread the “true meaning of Christmas.”

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:08 pm  

Tadworth manhunt for missing dangerous driver

A manhunt has been launched in Tadworth.

26 year old Freddy Webb failed to attend Guildford Crown Court on the 6th of November and a warrant has been issued for his arrest.

He is charged with numerous offences following a serious car accident in May 2017.

The victim, a girl in her teens, has been left with life changing injuries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:14 pm  

Happy Birthday to Woking baby boy born at Waterloo Station

A baby was born yesterday at Waterloo Station after his mum went into labour on the train from Woking.

Reign Brandao and his mum Evelyn, from Woking, are both doing well.

He’s believed to be the first ever baby born at the station.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:11 pm  

Surrey CAMHS mental health support for children comes under fire

A mental health service for young people in Surrey is being severely criticised.

NHS provided CAMHS was set up for children up to school leaving age with emotional or behavioural well-being problems.

But a number of complaints have been made by parents and guardians who claim they’re finding it hard to get timely access to it.

Some are waiting 2 months.

Campaign group Healthwatch Surrey has looked at 3,000 cases over the last year.

Issues expressed included that some weren’t aware of the CAMHS services on offer and general dissatisfaction with them.

Councillors have asked Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, which runs CAMHS, to put together an action over waiting times.

It will have to report back to the Council’s Children’s Services committee in February.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:07 pm  

QPR is urging fans to help those in need

The club is asking them to take groceries like tinned fruit to tomorrow’s championship match against Aston Villa.

The donations will be handed over to a food bank in Hammersmith & Fulham.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Chelsea News

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte says David Luiz is back in the squad for tomorrow's Premier League game at West Brom, but won't say if he's fallen out with the player.

The Brazilian was dropped entirely for their home win over Manchester United before the international break.

Conte was asked to clear up his relationship with the defender.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

Two new breast cancer drugs have been approved for use on the NHS

The news comes following a number of trials undertaken at the Royal Marsden and Institute of Cancer Research in Sutton.

Palbociclib and Ribociclib are a new type of treatment for women with previously untreatable advanced breast cancer.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

A couple are claiming they are being forced from their rented flat in Hammersmith because of their crying baby

Attila Wurth and his wife Ildiko have told the BBC they’ve received a warning from the management company Sheraton.

It allegedly says other residents in their block had been complaining on a “daily basis” about a crying baby.

It goes on to say that if it continued they would be given “two weeks’ notice to vacate”.

Mr Wurth told the BBC they were shocked by this “heartless and harsh” attitude.

Hammersmith and Fulham and Council estimates a third of the population of the borough are in private rented accommodation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

A 15 year old girl has gone missing from Chelsea

Shanel Nelson was last seen on Tuesday leaving her home.

She is described as black, around 5ft 6in tall, and of slim build.

She is believed to be travelling around the north and central London areas on various bus routes.

To view an image of Shanel, check our Twitter feed, Jackie News
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:11 pm  

England prepares to do battle at Twickenham once again

England rugby union head coach Eddie Jones says his team will play "hard but fair" against Australia tomorrow.

Wallabies boss Michael Cheika claims England have "bullied" his players in the past, and target the half-backs with late tackles.

Jones tells us, it's a load of rubbish.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

Tomorrow marks the start of HIV Testing Week

This year’s theme is ‘Give HIV the Finger’ to show that getting tested for the disease is as easy and quick as a finger-prick test.

Croydon Council is reminding residents that as well as free testing at hospitals and GP surgeries more testing sites will open this week.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:54 pm  

Hammersmith and Fulham now has its very own “street Tsar.”

Council officer Andy Stocker has access to 17 rapidly-deployable cameras.

They’re installed at suspected fly-tipping ‘hot spots’, and will help with secure convictions against offenders.

The main aim of Andy’s role is to rid the streets of rubbish and detritus.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

Trading standards warn of dangerous lamps in Croydon

Trading Standards Croydon has seized a number of unsafe table lamps.

Officers are warning people to double check what they are buying and where they are buying from.

Many seized had ornate bases and metal shades and were on sale at several retailers in the borough.

Trading Standards says they put the buyer at risk of getting an electric shock and are a fire hazard.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

Clapham South underground is being turned into a cinema

Film goers will soon be able to descend 180 steps underground.

They’ll watch a bespoke Second World War film reel curated by London Transport Museum.

It will feature first hand oral histories and footage from people that actually sheltered there during the V-weapon raids.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

Were you fined on Surbiton Crescent? You could get a refund

More than 24,000 motorists fined through the controversial Surbiton Crescent scheme, could be in line for a full refund.

A judicial review is set to be heard at the High Court next week.

Campaigners claim a major blunder on Kingston Council’s behalf has come to light.

Bob Tyler, who is the one taking the case to court, explains what that blunder is.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 am  

A man has died after a hit and run collision in Thornton Heath

A man has died after a hit and run in Thornton Heath.

Police were called to Whitehorse Lane, at the junction with Park Road on the 12th of November.

The vehicle involved failed to stop at the scene.

The 77 year old pedestrian was taken to hospital but died from his injuries on Wednesday.

A 21-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident and is now on bail until December.

Police are appealing for witnesses and information
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:18 am  

Harlequins Ladies Jess Breach gets first England cap

Two players from Harlequins Ladies are among seven debutants named in England’s rugby union squad to face Canada at Allianz Park later.

Winger Jess Breach is in the starting line-up while teammate Shaunagh Brown is on the bench for game one of the three match series.

Simon Middleton's side narrowly missed out on winning successive World Cups when they lost the final to New Zealand in August.

Kick-off is 7.30pm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:04 am  

Spelthorne to review travellers accommodation

Spelthorne Council is to review the accommodation needs of gypsies and travellers in the borough.

It’s commissioned a social research company to prepare a new document focussing on their accommodation needs.

The council says the feedback will help them make decisions about future allocation of land.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:49 am  

Leatherhead advance in FA Cup

Former AFC Wimbledon midfielder Sammy Moore scored in injury time to seal a 3-1 win for Leatherhead in their FA Cup first-round replay at fellow seventh-tier side Billericay.

The Tanners earned themselves a trip to League Two club Wycombe in the second round.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:34 am  

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Final death toll for Grenfell Tower disaster

The final death toll from the Grenfell Tower fire has been released, the devastating incident took the lives of 71 people.

Officers investigating the disaster say they have recovered and identified the final two bodies from the tower and do not expect to find any more.

Officers said on Thursday they had identified the final two deceased people as 71-year-old Victoria King and her 40-year-old daughter, Alexandra Atala.

Those who died included a family of six and at least three families of five, and ranged in ages from a stillborn baby boy to an 84-year-old woman.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:26 pm  

UPDATE on the stabbing in Hersham

A 44 year old man has been charged following the stabbing of a 60 year old man in Primrose Road in Hersham on Wednesday night.

Jamie Cook was charged with causing grievous bodily harm with intent, resisting arrest, and false imprisonment.

He will appear at Staines Magistrates court tomorrow.

The injured man remains in a serious, but stable, condition in hospital.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:24 pm  

Child Abuse in Merton, toddler suffers Chronic Malnutrition

A toddler, believed to be from Merton, has been taken into care after doctors found she was suffering from “chronic malnutrition.”

A family court judge heard the little girl weighed as much as a 6 month-old baby when she was 14 months old.

The child cannot be indentified for legal reasons.

Merton Council says it doesn’t comment on individual cases.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:38 pm  

Find out why and how Kingston University students are helping their disabled community

Kingston University students are helping to bring Disability Rights history to life.

The area’s centre for Independent Living is documenting political and cultural changes which started the movement in the 1960s.

Students are undertaking training in interview techniques before going into the community to listen to activists.

The project is hoping to inspire future generations of teachers and workers to develop awareness and sensitivity towards people with disabilities.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:36 pm  

The shadow chancellor claims ministers are trying to "pull the wool" over our eyes over the housing crisis

New figures show over 200,000 new homes have been built over the past year in England, but this still falls short of estimated targets.

The government's revealed it's taking housing association debt off the balance sheet to help create a stable investment environment.

But MP for Hayes and Harlington John McDonnell says this won't repair the market.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

A mother and daughter have been formally identified as the last two victims of the Grenfell Tower fire

71-year-old Victoria King and Alexandra Atala are thought to have died side by side in the block in North Kensington in June.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

The union representing postal workers claims Royal Mail's 30% drop in half-year profits supports its case to return it to public ownership

The company's in talks with Wimbledon based Communication Workers Union in a row over pay and pensions.

Royal Mail's warned the dispute risks further denting its financial performance.

That’s after it posted pre-tax profits of £77 million to September.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

"Absolutely Fabulous" star June Whitfield says it's "absolutely remarkable" that she's been made a dame

The actress from Wimbledon was given the honour by the Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace for services to drama and entertainment.

The 92-year-old's career has spanned seven decades including TV, film and theatre.

But June tells us, she’ll always have a soft spot for radio.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:03 pm  

Travellers have taken over a former health centre car park in Surbiton where Scotland Yard trains police dogs

More than 15 caravans and trucks are stationed on the privately-owned site at Oakhill surgery.

Police officers allegedly visited twice on Tuesday, but they refused to leave.

The surgery, near the station, was closed three years ago to make way for a new medical centre.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

Police are concerned for the welfare of a 27-year-old man who has absonded from a mental health facility in Wandsworth.

Edward Lawson who is also known as Aiden Tyler-Dark has not been seen since 3pm yesterday.

He is described as a white male, 6ft 2ins tall, medium build, blonde hair and short goatee beard.

He has a tattoo of barbed wire on his left wrist with a star.

Edward has been diagnosed with Schizo-Affective disorder and has other health problems for which he requires regular medication that he does not have with him.

He should not be approached as he could potentially pose a danger.

Officers are asking the public to call 999 if they see him.

On the last occasion he was seen, Edward was wearing black jogging bottoms, blue trainers, green jacket, and grey t-shirt.

Police are asking anyone who knows the current whereabouts of Edward to call 999, or Wandsworth Police on 07557 312 885.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:29 pm  

A man in his 60s has been stabbed at a house in Hersham

Police were called to the property in Primrose Road at 10.30 last night.

A man in his 40s has been arrested.

The victim is in a serious but stable condition.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:20 pm  

Victims of historic child abuse in South West London and Surrey are being urged to speak out

More than 2,000 cases of non-recent sexual abuse have been recorded by police forces, including the Met, in the last year.

Charity NSPCC says a dedicated Helpline to support victims of historical abuse has received more than 2,500 calls in a year.

The charity also says if children under 18 are experiencing abuse, they should report it to Childline instead.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

A mother and daughter have been formally identified as the last two victims of the Grenfell Tower fire

71-year-old Victoria King and Alexandra Atala, who was 40, are thought to have died side by side in the block in North Kensington.

Police say the final number of victims stands at 71.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:13 pm  

Just 5 weeks left to have your say on Heathrow expansion.

The Government was forced to launch a consultation for a second time on its proposed policy for airports last month.

Anti - expansion campaigners argue it will cause irreconcilable damage to the environment and people’s health.

Pro - expansion campaigners say the move will create thousands of new jobs across the South East.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

Twickenham man tells of his loss on World Pancreatic Cancer Day

Pancreatic Cancer Action is calling for greater awareness among both GPs and the public.

More than half (58%) of GPs initially dismissed their patient's symptoms as nothing to worry about, with almost two thirds (63%) of patients doing the same when they had their first symptoms.

Nearly 1 in 5 patients (18%) who responded to a survey by the charity had to wait 2-3 months from reporting their first symptoms to being referred to a specialist doctor.

More than a thousand people worldwide are diagnosed, with an estimated 985 dying from the disease every day.

In 2015, an estimated 367,000 cases of pancreatic cancer were diagnosed globally, and by 2020, an estimated 418,000 new cases will be diagnosed.

Pancreatic cancer has the lowest survival rate among all major cancers, and in nearly every country including the UK, it's the only one with a single digit five-year survival rate.

More than three-quarters of men and women diagnosed with pancreatic cancer die within a year of diagnosis, and just five out of 100 will survive for more than five years.

Twickenham stadium worker Alex Tatnall lost his 70 year old father to the disease in 2015.

Here, he tells Jackie's Alex Loveridge why we have to make ourselves aware of the cancer, which is often called the "silent killer."

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:48 am  

Today is World Pancreatic Cancer Day

More than a third of Pancreatic Cancer sufferers in the UK don’t realise they have the disease until it’s too late.

Today is World Pancreatic Cancer Day.

Charity Pancreatic Cancer Action is urging us to pay attention to the symptoms including a loss of appetite and jaundice.

Twickenham Stadium worker Alex Tatnall lost his father to the disease in 2015.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

A youth offending team in Wandsworth has won a prestigious national award

For helping victims of crime obtain restorative justice.

The Wandsworth YOT is only the fourth organisation to be awarded the Restorative Service Quality Mark.

It is a badge of quality that demonstrates that a service provides safe, high quality practice which meets the necessary standards.

The service brings together victims of crime, conflict or those responsible, helping them find a positive way forward.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 am  

Wimbledon's June Whitfield will be honoured by the Queen today

June Whitfield will receive her investiture at Buckingham Palace today.

The veteran actress from Wimbledon was made a Dame in the New Year’s Honours List.

June, who celebrated her 92nd birthday at the weekend, has had a long career in the theatre, TV, film and radio.

She says there’s nothing like being on the wireless.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:18 am  

The Fountain Pub in New Malden wants to turn its car park into 40 flats, do you want to voice your opinion?

People in New Malden are being urged to turn up at a public exhibition tonight.

The Fountain Pub is applying to turn its car park into 40 flats.

The land off the High Street is used for the New Malden Farmers’ Market, which could disappear if the plans go ahead.

Anyone who wants to have their say needs to go to The Malden Centre between 4 and 8pm.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:15 am  

Police say the final number of victims in the Grenfell fire is 71

Police say they're now confident they've identified everyone who died in the fire at Grenfell Tower.

Scotland Yard's putting the final number of victims at 71, including a stillborn baby.

Every single flat and communal area on every floor of the tower block has been meticulously searched.

A criminal investigation continues.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:08 am  

People in Richmond urged to grab a free bag of grit salt

People in Richmond are being urged to grab their free bag of grit salt.

The Council is offering residents the option to collect up to 50kg of the salt to help them de - ice their driveways and pavements.

It’s an annual winter scheme, which runs from October to April.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:43 am  

Leading Girls School in Hammersmith receives claims of sexual abuse

One of the leading independent Girls schools in Hammersmith has received claims of sexual abuse from ex-pupils.

St. Pauls’ school contacted former pupils last week, asking for examples of harassment as part of the ‘hashtag me too’ (#MeToo) campaign.

Some claim that abuse was happening at the £24,000-a-year school between the 1970s and 90s.

The school says it’s looking into the claims very seriously and liaising with the relevant authorities.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:36 am  

Surrey appoints a new Chief Executive

Surrey County Council is to get a new Chief Executive.

Former Essex County Council Chief, Joanna Killian is set to take over in the first few months of 2018.

The appointment follows the resignation of David McNaulty in September.

Joanna who started her career in housing at Redbridge council said ‘its both a pleasure and privilege to be joining Surrey’.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:36 am  

Court hears about the death of a man at Cobham Services

A Court has heard how a man was beaten to death with a plasterer’s whisk at Cobham Services.

20 year old Hughie Saunders died on the 28th June, two days after it was alleged that he was involved in a fight with two other men.

21 year old Mikey Coyle from Barnes and 22 year old Simon Baker of Outwood, handed themselves into police a few days after the incident.

Mr Coyle claims he acted in self defence and both deny murder.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:55 am  

Woking discover FA Cup opponents

Woking have found out who they’ll play in the second round of the FA Cup.

The Cards will face League One side, Peterborough, who thumped National League Tranmere 5-0 away from home.

But Woking have reasons to be hopeful.

They beat Peterborough’s League One rivals, Bury, 3-0 away on Wednesday in their first-round replay.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:04 am  

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Missing man from Lambeth

Police are appealing for help to locate a vulnerable missing man, have released a new image of him.

69 year old Clive Mason was last seen in the afternoon of Thursday, the 19th of October in the Wandsworth area.

He is described as a white man, about 5ft 9ins, clean shaven and with grey hair.

He is known to frequently visit the Wandsworth and Streatham areas.

Officers are increasingly concerned for Clive’s welfare are appealing for any information of his whereabouts to call police on 101 or Missing people on 116000.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:02 pm  

Chelsea Ladies make history

Chelsea Ladies have created history by reaching the quarter-final of the Women's Champions League for the first time.

They beat Swedish side, Rosengard 1-0 in the second-leg, to go through 4-0 on aggregate, after a 3-0 home win last week.

The Blues’ South Korean international Ji So-Yun scored the only goal on the night.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:56 pm  

Keith Barron dies, aged 83

Actor Keith Barron has passed away at the age of 83.

He was born in Yorkshire, but had been living in East Molesey for a number of years.

He starred in TV programmes such as Coronation Street, Doctor Who and Benidorm, but will be best remembered for hit time on 1980s sitcom Duty Free.

He is now survived through his wife of 58 years, Mary, and his son Jamie, who is also an actor.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:27 pm  

Prison for Croydon murder duo

Two young men have been found guilty of murder after a 22-year-old was attacked by a group wielding blades, baseball bats and a screwdriver in Croydon.

22-year-old Scotty Kouebitra was attacked near King George’s field on Halloween last year. He was then fatally stabbed on Gloucester road.

17-year-old Jack Harvey from Wallington was sentenced to 19 years in prison, while 21 year old Jahliel Rose from Thornton Heath was sentenced to life imprisonment, with a minimum of 25 years.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:23 pm  

Westfield is coming to Croydon

7,000 jobs are expected to be created as part of £1.4bn plans for London's third Westfield shopping centre.

Croydon Council's given its backing to the project, which also includes 1,000 new homes.

Work on the complex - on the site of the old Whitgift Shopping Centre - is due to start in 2019.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:13 pm  

Former Richmond Park MP Sarah Olney is thought to be looking to take back the seat she lost in June

The Lib Dem had only been in the position for 6 months, after winning the seat from Conservative Zac Goldsmith.

He resigned last December, triggering a by-election, after the Government failed to shelve plans to expand Heathrow.

But he was re-elected at June’s General Election with a majority of under 50 votes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:30 pm  

Missing man from Isleworth

A 38 year old man has gone missing from Isleworth.

David Ellis is thought to be in Acton, Ealing or Northolt.

Police have him as high risk.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:13 pm  

It’s not all bad being single in the South East during the festive season

A recent survey reveals that nearly half of those in the South East experience romance at an office Christmas party.

Just fewer than 20% share a first kiss and over 40% of those romances turn into long term relationships.

On the other hand nearly 25% of employees are embarrassed to go into work the next day because of the way they acted.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:28 am  

School children from Kingston are encouraging drivers to ‘speed down and save lives'

It’s part of a speed awareness campaign in the lead up to Road Safety Week, next week.

Pupils have been working with police and the council to remind drivers of the dangers of speeding.

5 deaths and 64 serious injuries happen every day on UK roads.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:28 am  

Critics of plans to merge acute services at Epsom and St Helier hospitals say a public consultation was flawed

The NHS trust wants to combine A&E and maternity from Epsom and St Helier and some Sutton hospital services at one super hub.

It claims 25,000 people took part in the consultation, with a massive 79% in favour of the proposed plans.

But campaign group KOSHH says the consultation and questionnaire was designed to divert attention away from the main issue.

Campaigners say the plans actually mean acute services will be lost at both hospitals, with no realisation of a combined unit until at least 2024.

Epsom’s MP Chris Grayling had already urged residents to ignore the consultation.

He said the questionnaire was “extremely vague” and that the August timing was “poorly chosen” as many were on their summer holidays.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:27 am  

A huge £1.4 billion Westfield development has been given the go ahead in Croydon

Work to re-develop the old Whitgift Shopping Centre is due to begin in the new - year.

The Council says it will bring more housing and transport opportunities.

The development has been controversial, but fans, including London Mayor Sadiq Khan, say it will be a massive boost for the town.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:22 am  

It's understood the chancellor is preparing to reduce the 6 week waiting time for Universal Credit payments

Philip Hammond, who is also the MP for Runnymede and Weybridge, will announce in his budget next week that the delay will be cut to four weeks.

The government's been under pressure over its controversial welfare reform.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:19 am  

Made in Chelsea star Toff is leaving her life of luxury behind for a jungle adventure

ITV have released the first images of this year’s I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here contestants.

Made in Chelsea star Georgia Toffolo, known as “Toff” is among the 10 campers hoping to become the next King or Queen of the Jungle.

They head out on their journey to the famous camp on Sunday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:18 am  

There are plans to install a life size statue of writer Virginia Woolf on a bench at Richmond Riverside

The aim is to celebrate her links to the borough; she lived there with her husband Leonard for 10 years from 1914.

Woolf is considered one of the foremost modernists of the 20th century.

Her works include Mrs Dalloway and The Years.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:40 am  

New research found a third of mothers in the UK have quit their jobs because of the pressures

Around three in five self-employed mums admit to suffering from mental health issues because they have to work immediately after giving birth.

New research found a third of mothers in the UK have quit their jobs because of the pressures.

Campaigners want the government to give them the same financial support as women who are employed.

Lisa Malyon from Sutton runs her own business.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:39 am  

Streatham's MP thinks we need more flexibility with the UK's leaving date from the EU

Ministers have won the first votes on flagship Brexit legislation as they try to steer the EU Withdrawal Bill through Parliament.

In a series of votes, MPs voted against amendments for the UK to stay in the single market and customs union during a transition period.

Most of the discussion was about the government's aim to put a firm leaving date, 11pm on 29th of March 2019, into law.

Labour MP for Streatham Chuka Umunna thinks we should have flexibility.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:36 am  

Chelsea Ladies aim for Champions League quarter finals

Chelsea Ladies are on the verge of a quarter final berth in Champions League football.

They take a 3-nil lead into the second leg of their last-16 tie with Rosengard in Sweden tonight.

Kick-off is 5.30pm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:07 am  

Wallington MP wants more education funding

MP for Carshalton and Wallington, Tom Brake, is urging the Chancellor of the Exchequer to allocate more funding to education.

It’s after new data showed schools are under massive strain to stay afloat.

£2.8 billion has been cut from the national Education budget since 2015 with over 9,400 schools being in deficit in 2015-2016.

In Brakes constituency of Carshalton and Wallington 32 out of 32 schools are facing real funding cuts.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:05 am  

Woking pull off FA Cup shock win

Non-league side Woking pulled of a shock in the FA Cup last night.

The Cardinals comfortably won their first round replay at League One Bury 3-nil.

Another non-league team, Guiseley, also pulled off an upset beating League Two promotion chasers Accrington 4-3 on penalties.

Scunthorpe progressed to the second round with a 1-nil victory over Northampton.

Tranmere meet Peterborough tonight.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:03 am  

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

A BA Flight attendant is suing for loss of her career

A British Airways flight attendant is suing for £750,000 over the loss of her career.

29 year old Lucy Sargeant was on board the May 2013 flight from Heathrow to Oslo when fires broke out in the plane’s engines.

It was forced to make an emergency landing.

Sargeant is now suing the aviation company because the incident lead to her developing a fear of flying according to the Evening Standard.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:36 pm  

A new scheme to tackle anti-social behaviour in Croydon

A scheme to tackle antisocial behaviour and street drinking will be introduced in Croydon town centre next month.

The public space protection order will include the High Street, North End, London Road, and East Croydon station.

It can be enforced by fixed-penalty notices or prosecution.

A six-week public consultation in the summer showed 93% supported the move.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:10 pm  

Redevelopment for St Peter's hospital in Chertsey

The NHS trust responsible for St Peter’s hospital wants to redevelop some excess land at the healthcare campus in Chertsey.

The aim is redevelop the land and sell it as affordable staff housing.

The money raised would provide a new A&E unit.

The plans include a multi-storey car park and an extension to the main reception to provide an improved customer café and retail space.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:08 pm  

We’re being reminded about the deer cull taking place in Richmond and Bushy Parks

Walkers aren’t able to use the pedestrian gates past 8pm. They’re usually open 24 hours a day.

Royal Parks says the bi-annual culls are necessary to keep the herds at a “sustainable size” and prevent malnutrition and disease.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Mo Farah collects gong

Olympic runner Mo Farah says it was "incredible" to get his knighthood from the Queen.

He's been honoured at Buckingham Palace for services to athletics.

Farah was born on in Somaliland in 1983.

He moved to Feltham at the age of eight to join his father.

He attended Isleworth and Syon School, and Feltham Community College.

His athletic talent was first identified by PE teacher Alan Watkinson.

He later joined the Borough of Hounslow Athletics Club.

He spoke afterwards, dressed in a morning suit and top hat.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Tennis news

America's Jack Sock fought back from a set down to register a first victory of his ATP World Tour finals campaign

He beat Wimbledon finalist Marin Cilic 5-7 6-2 7-6 in London.

Roger Federer and Germany's Alexander Zverev meet later this evening.

Both are aiming to make it two wins from two.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:54 pm  

Cyber bullying is still a big problem in Surrey

That’s according to Childline.

The charity has counselled over 1,000 young people in the South about online abuse so far this year.

That’s already a 34% increase on last year.

This week is national Anti - Bullying Week, which this year is promoting the theme 'All Different, All Equal.'
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

Woking will be hoping to make it into the second round of the FA Cup tonight

The cards travel to Bury after the first game finished goalless.

Kick off is at 7:45
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:06 pm  

Survey rating importance of Grenfell Tower fire emerges

A survey has been distributed by the Conservative led Kensington and Chelsea Council asking people to rank the importance of the Grenfell tragedy from one to ten.

The poll was dropped through letterboxes yesterday in Courtfield Ward, just over two miles from the site of Grenfell Tower.

Labour MP for Croydon North, Steve Reed claims: “Cold and cynical attempt to find out whether Grenfell with damage their re-election prospects”.

Other questions on the survey included “Residency rights after Brexit”, “Affordable Housing” and “Keeping Council Tax low”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

A man who killed a fellow detainee at an immigration removal centre near Heathrow has been jailed

32 year old Zana Yusif followed Tarek Chowdhury into his cell at Colnbrook and beat him last December.

The 64 year old later died in hospital.

Yusef will be deported after he has served his 15 year sentence.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

There’s been an outbreak of the Norovirus at Ashford and St Peter’s hospitals

People are being asked not to head to the sites if they have symptoms, which include diarrhoea and vomiting.

It’s thought the problem was first reported on November the 5th

There’s no specific treatment for the bug, with doctors warning you must let it run its course.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

The second deer cull of the year is taking place at Richmond and Bushy Parks

Stags are culled in February, and Does in November.

Royal Parks says the culls are necessary to keep the herds at a “sustainable size” and prevent malnutrition and disease.

It has dismissed calls to bring in contraception instead, saying there is no current contraception currently licensed for “free – living” deer.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:02 pm  

Could Richmond resident David Attenborough be the most watched individual ever?

According to The Sunday Times, David Attenborough could be the most-watched individual on earth.

It’s after 80 million viewers tuned in to see the Richmond resident’s new nature documentary on marine life at the weekend.

Blue Planet II is so popular in China that it 'caused the internet to temporarily slow down'

It’s reported millions of viewers tried to stream it at the same time.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

A rogue trader from Staines has been ordered to pay back £250,000

A rogue trader and his money launderer son have been ordered to return more than £250,000 to people they scammed.

Many of the victims were elderly residents who were charged extortionate sums for shoddy roofing and building work.

John Green Senior from Staines once charged one resident over £80,000 for home improvements that were actually worth £14,000.

The father and son raked in more than £2 million over three years through fraud.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:46 pm  

A 16 year old boy is missing from Morden

A 16 year old boy is missing in Morden.

Police are increasingly concerned for the wellbeing of Alban Visha.

The teenager has been missing since the 25th of October.

Anyone with any information should contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:44 pm  

Kensington MP apologises for 'racist blog'

Labour MP Emma Dent Coad has issued an apology after she was accused of writing a racist blog.

It’s reported she labelled London Assembly member Shaun Bailey a "token ghetto boy".

This morning the Chelsea born MP told the BBC the comments made were not her own, she said she was quoting a constituent in her blog.

She added "If Mr Bailey is offended, I apologise."
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:28 am  

Network Rail promises to clean up "rat infested" area of New Malden

These pictures were taken along The Cut off Elm Road last week by a listener who uses the route every day.

They show the amount of litter dropped on Network Rail land.

The alleyway runs alongside the train tracks, but also lies close to a number of food stores.

The listener claims rats run freely along the alleyway, which is also used daily by schoolchildren, attracted by the left over food and drink.

We contacted Network Rail, who said it would look into the problem of rubbish dumping.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:12 am  

Harlequin's Jamie Roberts is set to replace injured Wales centre Jonathan Davies in next year's Six Nations

Warren Gatland has called up Harlequin’s Jamie Roberts to replace Jonathan Davies in next year’s rugby union Six Nations.

The Welsh centre has been ruled out for up to six months.

He needs an operation on the ankle he picked up in their autumn Test defeat to Australia at the weekend.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:38 am  

A suspected stalker accused of harassing Loose Women host Christine Lampard has appeared in court

39 year old Christof King is charged with sending the TV presenter distressing tweets, letters and making unwarranted visits to her home in Chelsea.

His bail conditions state he must not contact the Lampards or enter the Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

He is due to next appear in court next month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:28 am  

Eamonn Holmes has come out on top in a poll of the best breakfast show hosts of all time

The Weybridge resident’s early-morning credits include GMTV, Sunrise and a recent stint returning to the breakfast sofa on Good Morning Britain.

Susannah Reid came sixth, the highest-placed female on the list.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:28 am  

A river that was once one of the most polluted in the World, could soon become the cleanest in London

The River Wandle runs through several boroughs including Wandsworth, Sutton and Croydon.

But it has been battling pollution for a number of years.

In 2007, Sodium hypochlorite was accidentally flushed into it from Thames Water's Beddington sewage works.

The chemical was being used to clean its tertiary treatment screens, but was accidentally discharged into the river.

This resulted in over 2,000 fish of various species being killed.

The company was fined £125,000 for the incident with costs of over £21,000.

Since then, regular clean ups have been taking place as part of The Great River Rescue.

In 2013, the Heritage Lottery Fund pledged £2 million to help revitalise it.

The Trust has now deemed the River fit enough for it to start offering guided walks.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:16 am  

Did you know two thirds of people with diabetes in the South East experience emotional or mental health problems?

Diabetes UK polled just over 1,000 people of different ages across the region.

Only a third who took part felt they were in control of their condition.

The charity is now urging the Government to sustain funding of £44 million a year until 2021.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:16 am  

Meals on Wheels is celebrating 40 years in Elmbridge

Each week, almost 1,000 meals are delivered to older and vulnerable people across the borough.

The aim is to make sure people can stay independent in their own homes.

Meals are freshly prepared, nutritionally balanced and delivered by a team of volunteers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:22 am  

Immigration Harmondsworth

A man who killed a fellow detainee at an immigration removal centre near Heathrow has been jailed.

32 year old Zana Yusif followed Tarek Chowdhury into his cell at Colnbrook and bea himlast December.

The 6 year old later died in hospital.

Yusef will be deported after serving his 15 year sentence.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:17 am  

Monday, 13 November 2017

Missing Wallington High schoolgirl

Police are still searching for a 12 year old Wallington High pupil who went missing on her way to school yesterday.

Thebika Thayaparan from Mitcham was last seen at 8.20am in her school uniform.

She is an Asian girl, 5ft 4ins tall, of slim build with long dark hair and usually wears glasses.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:28 pm  

Missing Wandsworth man

Police are appealing for help to locate a vulnerable missing man.

69 year old Clive Mason is missing from the Wandsworth area.

He was last seen in the afternoon of Thursday the 19th October.

Mr Mason is described as a white man, clean shaven and with grey hair.

It is not known what he might be wearing.

He is known to frequently visit the Wandsworth and Streatham areas.

Officers are increasingly concerned for his welfare and are appealing for any information about where he might be - to call police on 101 or Missing people on 116000.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:15 pm  

Hammersmith candidate described as a "token ghetto boy" according to Telegraph

It’s been revealed that a West London Labour MP described a black Conservative candidate as a token ghetto boy.

The Telegraph has reported that Kensington MP Emma Dent Coad and said Shaun Bailey would no longer be welcome in her constituency if he was elected in a neighbourhood constituency.

She criticised Shaun Bailey who contested the Hammersmith constituency for the Tories in 2010, in a blogpost from the same year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:43 pm  

Teddington based charity offering aid to those displaced by Myanmar crisis

Downing Street says Myanmar's treatment of its Rohingya Muslim minority "looks like ethnic cleansing".

The Prime Minister's spokesman has repeated calls for the military to end what he describes as the campaign of "inhumane violence."

It’s caused a massive humanitarian crisis.

Teddington based Christian charity Tearfund has been offering aid to those who have been displaced.

Anthony Bushfield is the charity’s senior media officer.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

A union claims there were safety breaches during a 48-hour rail strike last week

The RMT has written to the regulator about incidents it claims happened on South Western Railway.

It says train doors opened on both sides on a London Waterloo service, and doors opened before stopping at Windsor.

The route includes Clapham Junction, Putney, Whitton and Feltham.

The company says it's investigating.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

The co-founder of Gaydar has died in South Africa

Henry Badenhorst was killed after falling 23 floors from a balcony in Johannesburg.

He founded the website, which is the world’s biggest online gay dating site, with his business partner Gary Frisch in 1999.

Mr Frisch, who was also Mr Badenhorst’s life partner, died when he fell from the balcony of a building in Battersea 10 years ago.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Eddie Jones gets a dressing down . . from his mum after Twickenham match

England rugby union head coach Eddie Jones has apologised for being caught on camera using bad language

It happened as his side laboured to a 21-8 victory over Argentina at Twickenham on Saturday.

Jones tells us he's been told off after the big screen showed him swearing following another England error.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:43 pm  

A delivery driver is being hailed a hero after he used his lorry to block a gang of would be thieves in Fitzrovia

The driver, with the Croydon based Brakes Food firm, was filmed pulling into the path of the gang.

It’s believed they were trying to steal a red scooter.

The incident is believed to have happened in broad daylight one day last week.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Kingston Council has been awarded over £300,000 of Government funding to provide English language courses for refugees

The money will help vulnerable people, including migrants, learn English and engage in integration activities.

Kingston is one of just 40 authorities across the country to receive the funding.

In 2015, it promised to find homes for up to 50 refugees, but as of the summer, just 13 had been re-homed in the borough.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Fire breaks out in Tooting

Around 20 firefighters are tackling a blaze above a shop in Tooting.

A five-roomed flat in Upper Tooting Road on the second floor is alight.

The cause isn’t known at this stage.

It's just a few roads away from where fire broke out just over a month ago on October the 12th.

The fire, in a timber shelter in the rear yard of the ground floor shop in Upper Tooting Road, spread to the loft of a house backing onto the site.

Two people were rescued from the flats above.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:12 pm  

Rita Ora's accepted a special award on behalf of musicians who released a Grenfell Tower charity single

It was given at the MTV EMAs, which she hosted in London last night.

It's the first time in 21 years the awards show has been held in the city.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:58 pm  

London Fire Brigade issues Grenfell Tower warning

The London Fire Brigade has warned that more serious fires like Grenfell Tower could happen unless proper safety measures are taken.

It’s made recommendations to the body making looking into building regulations in response to the Grenfell tragedy.

The LFB says more qualifications should be set for those installing ventilation, smoke detector and fire alarm systems.

Meanwhile housing charity Shelter says the current housing law is ‘not fit for purpose.’
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:33 am  

National Gun Surrender Fortnight rolled out in London

Today is the start of National Gun Surrender Fortnight.

It means Londoner’s will be able to hand in a firearm to police and not face prosecution for illegal possession, at the point of surrender.

Police hope it will raise awareness of the devastating impact gun crime can have.

People can hand in any firearm, including handguns, shotguns, rifles, BB guns and imitations at one of 34 police stations in London.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:12 am  

Man is in a critical condition after being hit by a car in South Norwood

A man is in a critical condition in hospital after being hit car in South Norwood.

Police were called to Whitehorse Lane at the junction with Park Road at around 6pm last night to reports of a car colliding with a pedestrian.

The 77 year old male was taken to a London hospital with serious injuries.

Detectives would like to trace the driver of the car who failed to stop at the scene.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:17 am  

Kingstonian force FA Trophy replay

Kingstonian have an FA Trophy second qualifying round replay this evening against Ashford Town at Fetcham Grove.

The K’s came from two goals down on Saturday to force the replay.

Kick-off is 7.45pm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:58 am  

Two teens charged with murder of Leatherhead youth footballer

Two 17-year-old boys have been charged with the murder of a youth footballer who played for Leatherhead FC’s junior team.

Seventeen-year-old Aren Mali, who also played for the Whyteleafe youth team, was fatally stabbed in North End, Croydon on October 29th.

One of the teenagers will appear at Croydon Magistrates Court today while the other’s due at the Old Bailey tomorrow.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:04 am  

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Teenager charged over Streatham Common knife attack

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

The teenager, who cannot be named due to his age, was charged with wounding with intent.

The 18-year-old victim was stabbed on the station platform after his attacker stepped off a train.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:44 pm  

Harlequins players feature in England's line-up next Saturday

In rugby, England head coach Eddie Jones has called up the squad ahead of the test match against Australia next Saturday.

Harlequins players Mike Brown, Danny Care and Marcus Smith will feature in the back, alongside Chris Robshaw and Joe Marler up front.

The team beat Argentina 21-8 in their Old Mutual Wealth Series opener yesterday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:09 pm  

Two convicted over Halloween murder in Croydon

Two men have been convicted for the murder of Scotty Kouebitra in Croydon.

Scotty, 22, was chased and fatally stabbed in the chest in Gloucester Road, Croydon on Halloween last year.

Jahliel Rose, 21, of Thornton Heath, and a 17-year-old from Wallington, who cannot be named for legal reasons, were found guilty of murder and two counts of GBH wounding with intent at the Old Bailey. They’ll be sentenced this week.

They were armed with baseball bats and a pole and had their faces covered with Halloween masks when they attacked Kouebitra and his friends.

The Met Police said: “Scotty and his friends were not involved with gangs. They were in the wrong place at the wrong time.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:20 pm  

Appeal for man missing from Hounslow

Police in Hounslow are appealing for help after a man has gone missing.

Patryk Kwiatkowski is 33.

Anyone with information should call police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:13 pm  

Chelsea Ladies draw against Reading

It’s been a disappointing draw for Chelsea Ladies this afternoon.

They finished 2-2 against Reading with goals from Karen Carney and Eniola Aluko.

The Blues were looking to make it 5 wins out of 5 this season.

The draw means they've lost the top spot on the FA Women’s Super League to Manchester City.

They face Rosengard next Wednesday in Malmo.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:06 pm  

People across Southwest London set to celebrate UK Parliament Week

People across Southwest London will be joining in activities celebrating UK Parliament Week.

It’s an annual festival to engage people in the work of the work of parliament.

This year will be the largest ever with almost 5,000 events across the country.

Many of these will be in schools, scouts or girl guiding groups who will hold mock elections, debates and other activities.

The festival runs from the 13th to the 19th of November.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:08 pm  

Harlequins come out on top at Twickenham

Harlequins have made it two wins from as many matches in rugby union's Anglo-Welsh Cup.

They registered a 45-37 victory over Worcester at Twickenham today.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:27 pm  

AFC Wimbledon's clash with Peterborough United ends on a 2-2 finish

AFC Wimbledon's League One clash with Peterborough United ends on a 2-2 finish.

Lyle Taylor scored after an incredible 36 seconds despite suffering a dead leg in last weekend’s FA Cup victory over Lincoln.

Even with the five minutes of extra time, Wimbledon couldn't come out on top.

There was a short ceremony on the pitch before kick-off to commemorate Remembrance Sunday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:18 pm  

Two men sentenced for perverting the course of justice in relation to the murder of man 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 the 25th of 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 @ 5:07 pm  

AFC Wimbledon's League One clash with Peterborough has commenced

AFC Wimbledon's League One clash with Peterborough has commenced.

Lyle Taylor scored after an incredible 36 seconds despite suffering a dead leg in last weekend’s FA Cup victory over Lincoln.

There was a short ceremony on the pitch before kick-off as part of Remembrance Sunday.

The half-time score is currently 2-2.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:39 pm  

Debate on food waste is taking place at Richmond Adult Community College

A special debate on food waste is taking place on Tuesday night at Richmond Adult Community College.

The event called “A third of the world are obese; a third of the world are hungry” is expected to attract over 200 residents.

On the panel, will be Richmond Park MP Zac Goldsmith, as well as Olympic rowing champ James Cracknell.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:15 pm  

Young girl still fighting for her life after being hit by a white van in Sunbury

A nine-year old girl is still fighting for her life in hospital after being hit by a white van in Sunbury on Friday.

She was walking along Staines Road East when she was hit near the junction with The Avenue just before 4pm.

Yesterday, Surrey Police confirmed the young girl was in a “serious and life-threatening” condition.

No-one has been arrested and anyone who saw what happened should call police on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:08 pm  

Police appeal for help one week after man from Croydon was found dead on railway tracks

Appeals are going out one week after a man from Croydon was found dead on railway tracks in Kent.

23 year old Samir Draganovic was found near the tracks at Knockholt at around midnight last Sunday.

A 37-year-old man has been arrested in connection to his death.

Police want anyone who may have seen Samir last weekend to come forward.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:21 pm  

Sutton comes up with a new way to mark Remembrance Sunday

Sutton has come up with a new way to remember those who died in the First World War.

Life sized silhouettes of soldiers have been placed at 50 locations around the borough.

You’ll be able to spot them in parks, at stations and on roundabouts.

It’s as part of an idea by The Royal British Legion to remember those who lost their lives in the conflict.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:12 pm  

Grit in Wandsworth

The gritters are out in force in Wandsworth.

Nearly 230 miles of road surface and 450 miles of pavements will be treated by the council.

Residents are also being reminded to pick up their 50 kilos of free allowance before winter sets in.

Last year, around 20 tonnes of grit was given to residents, community groups and neighbourhood watch co-ordinators.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:13 am  

Car Charging in Wandsworth

Wandsworth could soon have an electric car charging point in every street.

Councillors are set to approve the plans.

Wandsworth currently has 35 charging points in 11 locations across the borough.

Petrol and diesel vehicles will no longer be offered for sale from 2040 onwards and banned from the roads by 2050.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:09 am  

Remembrance Sunday Kingston

Residents, veterans and armed forces in Kingston will come together to mark Remembrance Day.

The Royal British Legion has worked closely with the council to honour men and women, both past and present, that have sacrificed themselves

A wreath will be layed in New Malden at the War memorial at 9.30, followed by parades in Chessington, Surbiton and Kingston at 10.45.

Residents are invited to share photos from the events on social media using the hash tag KingstonRemembers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:11 am  

Ashford man forced to tear down building with no planning permission

A man from Ashford has been forced to tear down a building he erected without planning permission.

The resident was originally issued with an enforcement notice in 2007.

It’s after he constructed a building which he was living in while renting out his main home.

He finally took it down earlier this week after a series of unsuccessful appeals against the council.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:07 am  

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