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Saturday, 23 December 2017

An extremely vulnerable and possibly naked man has gone missing in Epsom.

Konrad Rusiniak was staying with family in Chessington Road in Epsom, when at around 5pm he left the house and left most of his clothing outside the front door.

He does not speak English or know the area.

He is described as white, chubby, and with blond hair.

People are being asked to check anywhere he might be using to shelter from the cold, such as sheds, outbuildings, bin stores and stairwells.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:03 pm  

A man who failed to stop at the scene of a fatal collision in Tooting Bec two years ago has been sentenced to ten months in jail

Anthony Howell was given the sentence on Thursday, although it has been suspended for two years.

Abdinajib Awale from Streatham was killed on 2nd May 2015.

Howell was arrested two days later, but insisted he didn’t hit anyone with his car.

He’s also been handed a five-year driving ban, 260 hours unpaid work, and a curfew.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:17 pm  

Royal Marsden Children's Hospital for Cancer

A number of children will spend their Christmas Day at the Royal Marsden cancer hospital in Sutton this year.

It looks after youngsters aged 1 to 16.

Nurse Nadia Freri is just one member of staff giving up their Christmas Day to make the children’s one more memorable.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:21 pm  

People in Sutton are being urged to have their say on domestic abuse

Reports of the crime tend to go up over the Christmas period because of the amount of time that families are spending together.

Added money pressures are also said to be big contributing factor.

Sutton wants people to fill out an anonymous online survey which will help it tailor services for victims between now and 2020.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:10 pm  

People in Hammersmith and Fulham are showing their neighbourly side

A new app aimed at connecting people has taken the borough by storm.

Almost 8,000 people are now using “Next Door”.

The aim is to boost community spirit, keep people in touch and provide information on borough wide services.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:33 pm  

Richmond Council disappointed at budget settlement

The Leader of Richmond Council says he’s “disappointed” at the announcement of the Local Government Finance Settlement.

Paul Hodgins says the funding, announced at PMQs, doesn’t acknowledge the pressures on children’s services and adult social care

Instead of additional funding for these two areas, councils are now expected to increase Council Tax levels to cover escalating costs.

Richmond expects it will need to find at least a further £20m by 2021, despite having joined up staff with Wandsworth, a saving of £10m.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:26 am  

Residents hear road collision in Chessington

Residents near the scene of a road traffic accident in Chessington heard the sound of a serious collision early this morning.

It happened between Kingston road and Chessington Road just before 7 am.

Householders in Larch Crescent nearby were aware of what had happened.

The road has now been re-opened.

It’s been reported that there was a woman involved in the incident.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:33 am  

New defibrillator saves a life in Morden

Merton police used a new defibrillator to save a man’s life.

3 attempts had to be made on unconscious Ray Willoughby by two police constables Philippa Knight and Gemma Dobson in Salcombe Road in Morden.

PC Knight prepared the transportable defibrillator - a piece of equipment that the Met’s been rolling out across London.

PC Dobson started the first attempt before 59 year old Ray lost consciousness again as the ambulance arrived.

The paramedics said it was one of the most complicated cardiac arrests that they had ever seen.

The two policewomen visited the grandfather in hospital the next day.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:10 am  

Wimbledon food bank delivers

There’s been a surge in donations to Wimbledon food bank.

Over 60 bags were delivered last week.

They included puddings, chocolates and biscuits as well as essentials such as nappies, washing powder and toothpaste.

Since it opened in October 2011, the bank in High Path has received 203 tonnes of items.

It helps between 400 and 500 people on average every Christmas and is run by volunteers.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:10 am  

London cooks warned over drinking on the job

The London Fire Brigade has a warning for cooks over the festive period.

Boozy London cooks are causing nearly four fires a week.

The Brigade is concerned that these could increase with people cooking while they are drinking.

The most common cooking catastrophe is people coming home after a night celebrating and putting on the grill or stove to make something to eat, but then falling asleep.

The advice is not to cook if you have been drinking and not to leave your cooking unattended.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:35 am  

Friday, 22 December 2017

Families across West London who have waited months for death certificates, say they are bitterly disappointed

It’s been revealed Senior Coroner Chinyere Inyama, who was suspended last October, has had his suspension lifted.

He was being investigated over the delays and claims he bullied a colleague at West London Coroners Service in Fulham.

He has however been issued with a reprimand for serious misconduct over the bullying.

But some families claim that doesn’t go far enough.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:13 pm  

Generous residents in Wandsworth are being warned not to give “fake” dustmen a festive tip

The council says fraudsters have been knocking on doors pretending to be refuse workers and asking for a bonus.

Council dustmen are strictly forbidden from approaching residents and asking for gifts or tips.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:05 pm  

There is a new plan to tackle homelessness in Kingston

The Fresh Start service has been commissioned by the council.

It’ll work with people who display known risk factors for homelessness, such as debt problems, unemployment or alcoholism.

Staff from the service will meet with those at risk to assess their situation and try and find them housing before their circumstances escalate.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:09 pm  

The family of a man who died after a collision on the Hersham Bypass is asking for privacy

63 year old Peter Stevens from Walton died on the 8th of December.

He had been in collision with a motorbike. The driver in his 30s was seriously injured but survived.

Peter, who had lived in the area all of his life, leaves behind a daughter and two young grandchildren.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:07 pm  

One of Surrey’s busiest trunk roads was partly closed for over 4 hours today

A car fire on the A3 at Hook just before 2pm caused massive three hour delays for drivers on “Frantic Friday”.

The Northbound stretch was closed for two hours, opened briefly and then closed again for resurfacing.

At times, the Southbound stretch was also closed off.

There’s no reports of any injuries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:43 pm  

A man who collapsed outside Waitrose in Worcester Park has praised the off duty nurse who came to his aid

Marietta Armoogum was shopping when she came across 84 year old Yagoub Khoi-Abbasi who had suffered a cardiac arrest.

She performed CPR heart massage for 19 minutes with Waitrose staff before using a defibrillator from the ambulance that came.

Mr Khoi-Abbasi made a full recovery and now has an implanted device to kick-start his heart if it stops again.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:43 pm  

The race is on to identify a man found collapsed in a street in Croydon

Officers have released photos of the clothes the man was wearing in the hope someone may be able to name him.

Police, who have not been able to trace any family or friends, were called to Kendra Hall Road just before midday yesterday.

A member of the public had found the man unconscious; it’s thought he suffered a heart attack.

He is white and believed to be in his 60s and was found in possession of a single Yale key.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

The Transport Secretary got a bit of a surprise when he opened his door to a group of carol singers the other night

Instead of the usual festive songs, Chris Grayling was greeted with a re-worded version of Silent Night.

The new lyrics depicted the problems a third runway at Heathrow could pose if Mr Grayling gives the go ahead.

The stunt was organised by anti - expansion coalition No 3rd Runway. Many will lose their homes if expansion goes ahead.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:49 pm  

A murder investigation has been launched in Hounslow.

Police were called to Grove Road just after 2am to reports a man had been injured in an assault.

The 36-year-old was found suffering from a stab wound and other injuries.

He was pronounced dead at the scene 45 minutes later.

Three men and a woman are being questioned in connection with the death.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

Surrey is experiencing a measles outbreak

As of Tuesday, there have been 11 confirmed cases.

MMR vaccinations are available free of charge on the NHS to all adults and children who are not up to date with their two doses.

Measles is a highly infectious viral illness that can sometimes lead to serious complications.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Theresa May has turned down a request from some Grenfell Tower survivors for a panel to sit alongside a judge who's leading a public inquiry

A petition signed by more than 22,000 people wanted a more diverse group to be involved.

The prime minister says she objects to the change, so the first part of the inquiry can be completed "as quickly as reasonably possible".
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:42 pm  

After 3 weeks, 89 arrests have been made as part of Surrey Police’s Christmas anti-drink and drug drive campaign

Since December the 1st, Surrey, Sussex and the Met Police have been cracking down on drink drivers.

43 people have so far been charged and 32 released under investigation.

If caught, you could face a minimum, 12 month disqualification from driving and fines of up to £5000.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

A3 closed at Hook

Frantic Friday is living up to its name travel wise.

The A3 is currently closed London bound at Hook due to a vehicle fire.

Queues are at the moment over a mile long.

There are no reports of any injuries at the moment.

The Southbound stretch was closed to allow the emergency services to deal with the fire, but it re-opened within half an hour.

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

Videos: @CockneyActivist
Pictures: Kingston Police/Tolworth Police
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:01 pm  

Young Muslims across South West London have raised thousands for charity

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association worships at mosques UK wide including Morden and Southfields.

They’ve raised over £600,000 this year for charities including The British Red Cross and Cancer Research UK.

They’ve also planted 25,000 trees and donated over 5,000 kilograms of food to food banks.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:01 pm  

A man has been stabbed to death in Hounslow

Police were called to Grove Road where it meets Hibernia Road, just before 2am where they found the victim in his 30s suffering from a stab wound.

He died at the scene.

Three men and a woman were subsequently arrested at a nearby address on suspicion of murder.

If you have any information about this incident, call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:10 pm  

Hammersmith Bridge will be closed once again over the Christmas period

It’ll be closed for two days on the 28th and 29th of December.

The Bridge is currently operating under severe weight restrictions with only one bus permitted in either direction at any one time.

Hammersmith and Fulham Council and TfL are still finalising plans for major repairs to the bridge due to take place later next year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:03 pm  

New initiative in Wandsworth to support carers

Wandsworth Council has announced a new initiative to support the borough’s carers.

The Working Together plan was drawn up after conversations and focus groups with care professionals.

The borough has thousands of people that provide unpaid care, including 600 young carers under 25.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:19 am  

What's happening with the traffic over Christmas?

Transport for London’s buses will not operate on Christmas day but thanks to a transport consultant from Kingston there will be one.

Fifty-four-year-old Richard Shirley will operate a Fifties RT double decker on part of the 430 route, from Putney Bridge to Roehampton.

The free hourly service will be available between 9am and 4pm, terminating in Roehampton village close to a community centre which is hosting a free lunch and dinner.

The bus runs under an operator’s licence and meets safety regulations.

Also, Hammersmith Bridge will be closed once again over the Christmas period.

It’ll be closed for two days on the 28th and 29th of December.

The Bridge is currently operating under severe weight restrictions with only one bus permitted in either direction at any one time.

Hammersmith and Fulham Council and TfL are still finalising plans for major repairs to the bridge due to take place later next year.

Stay tuned to Jackie, we'll have full travel updates across the period.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:43 am  

Housing Development for veterans on Morden

A housing development for Armed Forces veterans has been opened in Morden in time for Christmas.

The eight one-bedroom homes at Parry Court were built with money from fines on banks for Libor-rigging.

The homes will be used as “transitional housing” for ex-service personnel to settle into civilian life or after a period of instability.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:41 am  

Brentford looks to push up Championship table

Brentford will look to get closer to the Championship’s play-off places tonight when they travel to Norwich.

The Bees are currently on 28 points, 9 outside the play-offs.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:58 am  

Richmond council wants action to tackle HMOs

Richmond council is calling on the Government to urgently deal with so called HMOs, or Houses of Multiple Occupancy.

Councillors have written a letter to the Minister of State for Housing and Planning.

They say such properties are often sub - standard and a health and safety risk.

HMOs are houses in which at least 3 tenants live and share facilities such as toilets, bathrooms and kitchens.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:29 am  

Kingston man to operate Christmas day's only bus

Transport for London’s buses will not operate on Christmas day but thanks to a transport consultant from Kingston there will be one.

Fifty-four-year-old Richard Shirley will operate a Fifties RT double decker on part of the 430 route, from Putney Bridge to Roehampton.

The free hourly service will be available between 9am and 4pm, terminating in Roehampton village close to a community centre which is hosting a free lunch and dinner.

The bus runs under an operator’s licence and meets safety regulations.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:53 am  

Thursday, 21 December 2017

Today’s most wanted on Croydon’s Badvent Calendar is Junaid Aslam

Each day throughout December, the borough’s police force is publicising a different person wanted in connection with a crime.

The 26 year is old is wanted in connection with an assault.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:23 pm  

Heathrow bag thief has sentence doubled

A man who stole bags from passengers at Heathrow airport has had his three-year jail sentence doubled.

Domenico Jofre Garrido from Chile was caught taking luggage with contents worth more than £3,000 in July.

He was jailed for three years in August, but officers suspected he had been responsible for a number of additional offences across London.

Following an investigation, they found he was also responsible for burglaries in Camden, Hillingdon, Kensington and Chelsea.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:40 pm  

A woman from Hayes came home to find petrol had been poured into her pond

Diane Kenton told the Sun it was like “a murder scene”.

24 of the £10,000 collection died, including her prize Koi Carp, and 6 were left blinded in the attack.

Ms Kenton’s ex boyfriend Ian Perkins has been handed four months' in jail, suspended for one-and-a-half years for the incident.

He must pay £1,000 compensation and go to therapy and rehab.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

A mystery man from Surrey wins millions

A mysterious man known only as Mr D from Surrey, has become a millionaire without even touching a ticket.

It’s been revealed he scooped the prize in the EuroMillions UK Millionaire maker draw on the 8th of December.

Mr D, who wants to remain anonymous, was an online player.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:08 pm  

A man who was attacked by burglars in his own home in Wimbledon is taking legal action against the Mayor of London

Paul Kohler is challenging Sadiq Khan’s decision to close police stations across London, including the one that saved his life.

The university lecturer was tied up and beaten by a criminal gang who burst into his home in August 2014.

The 58 year old says it’s because he lived only minutes from the police station, that he’s alive today.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Chelsea boss not happy after stunt

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte's unhappy he'll be missing Alvaro Morata this weekend after he was booked following the celebrations for his late winner against Bournemouth.

The striker stuck the match ball up his shirt as a tribute to his pregnant wife.

It was his fifth yellow card of the season, triggering a suspension.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Richmond Park’s MP Zac Goldsmith has revealed someone has wished him a “cancerous” Christmas

He’s just one of many MPs abused by online trolls.

Shadow home secretary Diane Abbott was also sent a message which said "stop Labour stealing our white Christmas".

Last week a watchdog raised concern about the "vile and shocking abuse" of politicians.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

Councillors in Wandsworth say the Mayor needs to do more to explain to borough residents why London's police stations are closing.

On Thursday of last week, the front counter at Wandsworth police station closed to the public.

They can also no longer visit Tooting police station and it is earmarked to be sold.

Councillors say When this happens "it will not be available as a base for Tooting’s safer neighbourhoods teams".

It has also been announced that Lavender Hill police station, currently the borough’s only 24 hour police station, will also close completely and is set to be sold once a suitable replacement can be found.

The changes are part of a rationalisation programme overseen by the London Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) that has seen the closure of dozens of police stations and front office counters across the capital.

Other changes affecting Wandsworth include the ending of informal police contact sessions at a number of community locations including the Asda Supermarket at Roehampton, Battersea’s York Gardens library, St Mary’s Church café in Putney and the small police office in Nine Elms.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

French police are looking into a possible new lead in the unsolved killings of a family from Claygate

Saad al-Hilli, Iqbal al-Hilli and her mother Suhaila al-Allaf were shot dead on holiday in 2012.

Police are questioning a 34-year-old ex-soldier who is the main suspect in two other cases in the area.

One relates to the disappearance of a nine-year-old girl in August, the other to the killing of a soldier.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:16 pm  

A man has been jailed for 25 years for the attempted murder of another man in Hammersmith

24 year old Perry Wilson shot his victim in the abdomen as he left a birthday party in Albion Mews.

He was shot twice in the abdomen and required major surgery, but survived.

Wilson was found guilty of attempted murder and possession of a firearm.

Another man, Khalid Amer, was sentenced to two years and eight months’ for assisting an offender.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:38 pm  

Northern Line one step closer to Battersea

The historic day that Northern Line tube trains start running to Battersea has moved a step closer with the approval of designs for a new London Underground station at Battersea Power Station.

Wandsworth Council’s planning committee has voted unanimously to green light the construction of the new tube station, which is scheduled to open to passengers in 2020.

When services start it will be the borough’s first new tube station to open for 95 years.

This new tube link is being funded entirely by the area’s private sector developers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

Large flytip discovered on Tooting Common

The waste was found dumped near THE junction with Cavendish Road on Tuesday morning.

Among the pile of black sacks was a sizeable quantity of builder’s waste and rubble.

Evidence gleaned from the flytip led Council officers to a nearby address which was undergoing renovation.

The occupant is now likely to face legal action for failing to ensure his waste was properly disposed of.

The officers are also trying to trace an individual who is believed to have been paid to remove the rubbish.

They are appealing for anyone who witnessed suspicious activity at this location to come forward with information.

The maximum penalty that can be imposed by the courts following conviction for a serious flytip offence is an unlimited fine and/or a prison sentence of up to five years.

The Council says residents having work done on their properties should always check with their builders and other contractors precisely how they will be disposing of any waste materials.

They should also be "extremely wary" of people knocking on their doors unannounced and offering to take away their rubbish.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:30 pm  

A vegetarian café in Wimbledon has been voted The Best Restaurant in Merton 2017

Lu-Ma, at the Justin James Hotel, was established by mum and daughter team Lucy and Maria.

The announcement was made at the Best Merton Business Awards.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

An inquest's been opened into the death of disgraced former celebrity publicist Max Clifford

The 74-year-old, who lived and worked in Hersham, was serving an eight-year prison sentence for historical sex offences.

He died in hospital in Cambridgeshire earlier this month.

Further tests are being carried out to establish the exact cause.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:30 am  

Last minute shoppers beware! The Entertainer will not be open on Christmas Eve

We’re all guilty of leaving some of our Christmas shopping to the last minute.

But if you have plans to shop this Christmas Eve there is one shop that won’t be opening its doors.

The Entertainer, which has stores in Staines, Kingston and Croydon will be closed this Sunday, the same as every other week.

Owner, Gary Grant told the Mail that closing the stores one day a week was important for families and that his staff deserved a day off.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:07 am  

A manhunt is continuing in Hampton after an attempted burglary

On the 3rd of November, a man armed with a gun tried to gain access to a house in Uxbridge Road.

The two women inside managed to force the door closed and stop the suspect from entering.

The man then fled on foot and headed towards Hampton Hill High Street.

The suspect is described as a black man, aged between 20 and 30, around 6 ft 3, and of slim build.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:05 am  

A man has been left with a broken nose after he stepped in to protect a woman and her baby in Wimbledon

The victim was assaulted when he attempted to stop a drunken man from confronting the woman.

The attack happened at around 9:00am on Monday near the junction of Trinity Road and South Park Road.

Police said the suspect is a light skinned black male around 35 to 40 years old, 5’10 feet tall.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:04 am  

Leigh Hill Common in Cobham has had a spruce up

A number of trees have been pruned ahead of Christmas.

Hamish White is the countryside officer at Elmbridge Borough Council.

He says the work is necessary.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

Richmond Council is encouraging young women to download a new personal safety app

“Circle” enables users to stay connected to friends and family if they find themselves in a difficult or vulnerable situation.

It’s aimed at women aged 18-30 in London and was created in consultation with a group of women’s charities.

It incorporates a number of resources including directions to ‘Safety Spots’, a ‘location’ request and a ‘Collect Me’ function.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

The ongoing demolition at Croydon’s Fairfield Halls stepped up a gear this week

Work has now started to remove the side wall and roof of the Arnhem Gallery.

It’s as part of of Croydon Council’s £30m refurbishment project.

The venue will re-open in almost exactly a year.

One of the biggest changes will be the remodelled Arnhem Gallery, which is gaining a second floor to provide extra performance space.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 am  

A man from Wimbledon is taking legal action against Sadiq Khan

A man who was attacked by burglars in his own home in Wimbledon is taking legal action against the Mayor of London.

Paul Kohler is challenging Sadiq Khan’s decision to close police stations across London, including his local station.

The university lecturer was attacked in front of his wife by a criminal gang who burst into his home in August 2014.

The 58 year old says it’s because he lived only minutes from the police station, that he’s alive today.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:48 am  

Wandsworth Council will run free vintage bus rides this Christmas

Wandsworth Council is running a free vintage bus ride on Christmas Day.

The service will be running hourly on the route of the 430 between Roehampton and Putney Bridge.

The RT type bus, the predecessor to the famous Routemaster, will start running at 9 and finish at 4.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:39 am  

Doctors at Epsom and St Helier hospitals urge us to have fun responsibly

It may be the season to be jolly, but doctors at Epsom and St Helier hospitals are urging us to have fun responsibly.

There were 153 alcohol related visits to A&E between October and December last year.

111 of these patients arrived by ambulance.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:38 am  

Croydon Council's Pollution Team wins an award

Croydon Council’s pollution team has been recognised at the Freight Transport Association Logistics Awards.

The team was up against 100 candidates before making the final four and then being crowned Logistics Champion of the Year.

The awards celebrate supply-chain leadership, excellence and award those who make a significant contribution to the industry.

Some of the achievements the team have been responsible for include a reduction in carbon emissions and fewer vehicle deliveries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:48 am  

Grenfell Conman to be sentenced later

A serial conman will be sentenced later, for pretending his family died in the Grenfell Tower fire and claiming thousands from a victims' relief fund.

Anh Nhu Nguyen claimed his wife and son were killed, after losing them in a smoke-clogged stairway.

He took £12,500 from charities and Kensington and Chelsea Council.

The 52-year-old from Vietnam has 28 previous convictions.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:39 am  

Struggling households in Croydon to benefit from welfare and food club

Local council and community groups have launched London’s first joint welfare and food club. Saving struggling households in Croydon a combined £3,100 in just seven weeks.

In late October, 5 local groups launched The Food Shop where local residents can get £20 worth of fruit, vegetables, meat, diary and other foods each week for £3.50.

So far, 81 households have become members.

In addition to cheaper food, a jobs club is offered to members with a cookery course starting in January.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:21 am  

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

A man has been jailed for 9 years following an attempted robbery in Osterley

19-year-old Sekeria Abdikarim was found guilty of throwing acid in the victim’s face during the planned attack in Jersey Gardens.

Police are also appealing for help in finding two other men involved in the attack who remain unidentified.

One is described as European, tall, of medium build and in his early 20s and the other as tall, black and also in his early 20s.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:59 pm  

Chelsea are through to the semi-finals of the League Cup after a 2-1 win over Bournemouth

Alvaro Morata scored a stoppage time winner for the Premier League champions.

Chelsea will now face Arsenal.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:53 pm  

A humble smoke alarm has saved the lives of a number of people in Twickenham

Fire broke out in a loft conversion in a house in Sixth Cross Road just before 9 o’clock last night.

Everyone managed to leave the property before the brigade arrived.

London Fire Brigade says properties need multiple smoke alarms.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:19 pm  

A couple from Surbiton have revealed they named their new baby after the 999 call handler who helped deliver her

34 year old Chloe Kusander-Lown didn’t have time to get to hospital when she went into labour in July.

Her husband, Dominic, rang the emergency services, and was talked through the delivery by call dispatcher Dean Abel.

Their daughter Jemima Edna, which is an anagram of Dean’s name, was delivered safely as a result.

Looking back on the birth, the couple says they couldn’t have done it without the help of the emergency services.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:08 pm  

Over 2,000 children will be homeless in Wandsworth this Christmas

Figures released by the council show 2,588 will spend the festive period in temporary accommodation.

That’s an increase of almost 400 on this time last year.

Currently, there are over 6,500 people waiting to be housed by Wandsworth Council.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:09 pm  

Train strikes are looming in the new-year as rail workers plan a series of 24-hour walkouts in the long-running row over the role of guards.

RMT members at five operators, including Southern and South Western Railway, will walk out in January.

GTR - Southern's parent company - said the RMT was striking on the same day the operator had invited the union to talks.

The union has not yet responded to the claim.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:39 pm  

AFC Wimbledon have been charged with a breach of English Football League regulations following their home match against MK Dons in September.

Wimbledon referred to the away side as ‘MK’ and didn’t mention them on their programme cover.

The club is accused of “breaching Regulation 3” of the EFL’s rules, which says no member should “unfairly criticise, disparage, belittle or dis-credit” another club in the league.

The case will be heard by an independent panel.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:16 pm  

Labour MP for Tooting questions the Prime Minister on child homelesness in Wandsworth

The last Prime Ministers Questions before Christmas is taking place this afternoon.

Labour MP Rosena Allin-Khan took the opportunity to press Teresa May on the state of child poverty.

The Tooting MP pointed out that under Mrs May’s Government, over 2,500 children will be homeless in Wandsworth this Christmas.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:14 pm  

Councils opposed to expansion at Heathrow are challenging the Transport Secretary to withdraw a claim made in October last year.

Chris Grayling, the MP for Epsom, said that “an expanded Heathrow will be quieter in 2030 than today”.

The Department for Transport’s revised draft consultation on the airports national policy statement includes some damning evidence.

It shows that 92,700 additional people in the area around Heathrow will be exposed to noise by 2030 as a consequence of the third runway.

The total number of residents affected within the 54dB contour where people are significantly annoyed by noise would go up to 678,000 in this period.

Councils opposed to the move say that while producing this assessment for 2030 the consultation contains no forecasts for earlier years.

That’s even though the additional runway is now predicted to be open in 2026.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:04 pm  

The MP for Wimbledon has called upon the Mayor of London to keep the local Police Station open in lieu of recently granted funding.

Stephen Hammond says Sadiq Khan needs to “take responsibility for his actions and stop making excuses”.

The Mayor announced last month the station would close and the 24/7 front counter would move to Mitcham, despite far fewer crimes reported there on average.

The Conservatives announced £43m of extra funding for the Met yesterday, with £50m on top of that for counter-terrorism operations.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:13 am  

A South West London based group has launched a crowdfunding campaign to help vulnerable youngsters with art therapy

The “Creating Futures” project will allow them to decorate and personalise the new residence they’re moving into early next year.

It’s been set up by The Children in Care Council, which is championing the use of art therapy.

Deborah Cottrell, head of the art therapy team, says they’re prepared for whatever the young people want to do.

The campaign can be found at

For more information on art therapy, visit
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:11 am  

Businesses in Richmond that sell coal fires and wood burning appliances are being told they need to warn customers of the rules.

Hardware shops, petrol stations and supermarkets are being asked to display signs reminding them the borough is a Smoke Control Area.

It’s in a bid to cut air pollution, which peaked in January.

One of the main contributors was the extra cold weather, combined with ‘traffic pollution and air pollution from wood burning.’
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:05 am  

A detective from Teddington to conduct orchestra in ITV show tonight

A singing detective from Teddington will be featured on ITV tonight.

Seb Valentine conducts the Blue Light Orchestra; the only orchestra in the UK to feature performers from the emergency services.

A Night for the Emergency Services will be hosted by Michael Ball.

Seb says the whole thing was very exciting.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am  

Reports of domestic abuse for Croydon charity are on the rise

Some police services have reported a 16% spike in reports of domestic abuse in the run up to Christmas.

Incidences of the crime usually peak at this time of the year.

Women’s Aid Croydon, which supports female victims of domestic abuse, has reported 33 incidents since July.

Authorities say this time of year can be extremely stressful, with more pressures on the family unit than usual.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:26 am  

Singer from Chiswick starts recording new album

Sophie Ellis-Bextor is heading in to the studio today to start recording her orchestral greatest hits.

The singer from Chiswick is releasing the new album next year to mark 21 years since she signed her first record deal.

She says it includes tracks people will recognise, but with a different sound.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 am  

New plans for laser pen offences after rise at Heathrow

There are new proposals for sentences for people who shine laser pens, after 12-hundred cases were reported at Heathrow last year.

New plans say those who shine lasers at planes, cars or ships could be jailed for up to five years under new proposals or face an unlimited fine.

The devices can cause temporary blindness.

Aviation minister Baroness Sugg doesn't want a complete ban on laser pens, though.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 am  

New boutique cinema is coming to Kingston

It’s been revealed that the new boutique cinema coming to Kingston will be a Curzon.

The four screener got the green light in September.

It’ll be situated at the top of the Bentall Shopping centre.

It’s expected to open in Autumn 2019.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:15 am  

Chelsea boss to give young players an 'opportunity' tonight

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte's confirmed he'll give young players an opportunity in tonight's League Cup quarter-final with Bournemouth.

Wales international Ethan Ampadu could start - while England youth internationals Callum Hudson-Odoi and Dujon Sterling may also be involved.

Conte will continue using the competition to give players first-team experience.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:44 am  

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Ant McPartlin’s wife has slammed claims she wasn’t supportive during his recent battle with addiction

Lisa Armstrong defended herself against a Twitter troll who accused her of not showing her husband enough compassion.

She hit back by telling them to “educate themselves” and get their facts right.

McPartlin, who lives in Chiswick, checked into rehab over the summer after becoming addicted to painkillers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:29 pm  

Kingston’s Latchmere Recreation Ground is now home to a revamped play area

It’s part of the council’s £2million investment in parks, pavements and playgrounds in the borough.

The children’s space now includes more swings, a new climbing frame, improved surfacing and a sandpit including play cranes.

500,000 of the 2million fund had been allocated to renovating eight playgrounds across the Royal borough.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:07 pm  

Two people have been jailed for luring teenage girls to hotels, where they were then sexually abused

A 21-year-old man and a 40-year-old woman from Chertsey have been sentenced to a total of 19 years.

A court heard their victims, aged between 13 and 15 at the time, were plied with alcohol and exploited across Surrey and London last year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:36 pm  

There are plans for police funding to increase by up to £450 million next year

This would see rising bills for council taxpayers and it could mean a typical household in England and Wales pays an extra £12.

New Malden lost its police station last week under the Mayor of London’s plans to save £100 million.

Kingston’s Lib Dem MP Ed Davey is worried.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:43 pm  

A drug dealer from Fulham has been sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison after being convicted of offences across Surrey

61 year old Stephen Stone was stopped by officers on the Goodwyns Estate in Dorking in October.

During a search, 16 wraps of heroin and seven packages of crack cocaine were found in his underwear.

A large quantity of cash was also found along with a mobile phone.

A further search of his home address revealed a further supply of amphetamine.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:38 pm  

Police have revealed more details about a woman killed after a collision involving multiple vehicles in Tulse Hill

29 year-old Justyna Kalandyk, who's originally from Poland, but lived in Wandsworth, was struck as she crossed a road in Tulse Hill last week.

Officers have spoken to drivers of two lorries and three cars as part of their investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Denial from Chelsea captain

Former Chelsea captain John Terry denies claims senior players at Stamford Bridge regularly go above managers to complain to owner Roman Abramovich.

The accusation's been made in the past under several bosses.

It's reported the Russian's considering replacing Antonio Conte after this season, but Terry says the dressing room doesn't have enough power to influence decisions.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

James Norton has become the bookies' favourite to become the next James Bond

The Happy Valley actor's now ahead of Richmond’s Tom Hardy and Jack Hudson with odds of 5-to-2.

William Hill says it's down to his performance in the TV series McMafia.

In August, Daniel Craig confirmed he would be playing the spy for the last time in the next 007 film, which is due out in 2019.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:15 pm  

The organisers of Prudential RideLondon have announced that riders in this year’s event have set a new European record.

They raised £12.75 million for charity, beating the previous record of £12 million.

It means cyclists have raised more than £53 million for charity over the first five years of the festival.

Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities, said it’s a fantastic achievement and she looks forward to welcoming riders to Surrey in the summer.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

Freezing fog disrupted thousands of journeys at Heathrow this morning

90 flights were cancelled and re-arranged at Heathrow as a result.

Gatwick was also affected.

The Met Office has lifted a severe weather warning for southern and central England and eastern Wales.

Passengers travelling to Europe today are able to rebook alternative flights until Friday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

A level crossing in Staines could be closed following complaints about train noise from residents.

Nearly 300 trains pass through Shortwood Common every day.

But people living nearby have presented a petition to Network Rail saying the constant noise from the horns is ruining their “quality of life”.

Currently, a whistle board safety sign tells drivers to sound their horns as a warning they’re approaching the crossing.

It’s considered the 9th riskiest in the South East.

Network rail says options it will consider are closing the crossing, installing a footbridge or installing miniature stop lights.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

Guidance on sex education is being updated for the first time in almost 20 years and the MP for Putney thinks it needs to change

From today, parents are being asked what their children should be taught in sex and relationship lessons, as part of an eight-week consultation.

It was announced earlier this year that the subject would be made compulsory in all schools in England.

The current guidance was published in 2000, Education Secretary Justine Greening says a refresher is "well overdue".
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:41 pm  

Police have named the woman killed in last week’s collision in Tulse Hill as Justyna Kalandyk

The 29 year old Polish national from Wandsworth was fatally injured as she crossed Norwood Road.

Detectives believe she was struck by four vehicles, all of which failed to stop at the scene.

Police have now traced all drivers involved of which only one was arrested but subsequently released.

An inquest will open tomorrow at Southwark Coroner's Court.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

A disused petrol station in New Malden may finally be re-developed

The old Shell garage in Coombe Road was bought by Frontier Estates in 2015, but they failed to get their plans past residents.

Last Christmas, travellers moved onto the site, which Frontier said left them with a £20,00 clean - up bill.

Windsor based Langham Homes has now bought the site, which it hopes to turn into 21 flats, with work starting in March.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:45 pm  

A decision to stop accepting scratch card parking permits by Kingston council has been overturned after a petition by the Liberal Democrats.

The Conservative-run council introduced an online-only permit scheme in September, but had to spend £11,000 apologising after failing to adequately inform residents.

The system has been branded “complicated and confusing”, but is still in place for those who want to use it.

The petition was signed by over a thousand residents.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:06 am  

The Brexit spokesperson for the Liberal Democrats has hit out against Michael Barnier’s remarks that the UK cannot have a special deal for the City after Brexit.

MP for Carshalton and Wallington Tom Brake says that it shows a deal will be “far, far harder than the Conservatives think”.

He calls for Theresa May to change her position so that the UK stays in the single market.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:08 am  

A charity in Sutton is calling for an overhaul of the university admissions process for disadvantaged students.

The Sutton Trust claim 1,000 disadvantaged students each year have their predicted grades under-predicted, affecting their university prospects.

They also claims that poorer students are less likely to be supported when writing their personal statements, and that they’ll have fewer life experiences to refer to.

It's calling for students to only apply after receiving their A level results, and for more transparency over how the personal statement is interpreted.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:03 am  

Pupils at primary schools across Richmond are at the top of the national league tables yet again.

The latest SATs results show the borough has scored the highest in London in nearly all areas.

86% of pupils achieved the expected standard in reading, 84% in writing, and 87% in mathematics.

The results put Richmond in second place in the UK, coming only behind City of London.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:08 am  

Football in Croydon to get large investment

Football in Croydon could get a huge boost if council plans to build two new state-of-the-art facilities can be realised.

Last year, Sport England and The FA invited councils nationwide to bid for investment as part of the Parklife Project.

The 5 year long initiative aims to build as many pitch hubs across the UK as possible in that time to raise playing standards.

Croydon council now has funding to work on a feasibility study that could see facilities built at Purley Way and Ashburton Playing Fields.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am  

Wildlife DNA test to be piloted in Woking

A test which can detect the DNA of great crested newts in ponds and streams is being piloted in Woking.

It means developers and councils may soon be able to resolve clashes over how to deal with wildlife when starting a new building project.

At the moment, they have to carry out lengthy surveys to see whether certain wildlife should be protected before any work can commence.

Devised by Natural England, the test will allow them to balance the protection of wildlife habitats and build new homes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 am  

The post office in Epsom has a new home

Epsom’s post office finally has a new home.

After months of uncertainty, it will re-open in a new card and gift shop in the High Street.

A temporary site was set up in the town hall in the summer following the closure of the main branch last January.

At the time, it said “operational issues” were to blame for the closure.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:07 am  

Monday, 18 December 2017

Croydon Council will continue proving vital services throughout the Christmas period

Croydon council will not stop providing vital services to its residents despite the Christmas and New Year break.

An army of dedicated public servants will be ready to forgo their turkey to deal with any issue that might surface over the festive period.

There will also be an emergency social services team on hand to ensure the vulnerable or at risk residents receive the help they need.

The council’s control room will also ensure that law and order prevails with on-duty officers providing 24-hour surveillance.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:55 pm  

Businesses urged to sign up to free training on abuse

Croydon Council is urging businesses across the borough to sign their staff up for free training on abuse.

The Triple C Partnership is made up of Croydon Council, Croydon Safeguarding Children Board and Crystal Palace Football Club.

It’s inviting owners to register now for a training day being held in March.

The aim is to make everyone across Croydon aware of how to spot child or adult abuse and how to report it.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:36 pm  

Heathrow to make small version of Terminal 5

Heathrow is to make a smaller version of Terminal 5 and save on expansion costs by 2.5 billion pounds.

It will reduce space and break work into stages with existing terminals expanded to hold an extra 16.5 million passengers.

The new terminal would be a few hundred meters west of the existing terminal and would handle 25 million passengers a year.

A consultation is to be held in mid January with the hope of building work to commence by 2021.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:35 pm  

Man and Woman jailed to a combined term of 19 years.

A man and woman have been sentenced to a combined 19 years in prison for child abuse and human trafficking across North Surrey.

21 year old Daniel Pusey from West Drayton and 40 year old Diane Chilcott from Chertsey were sentenced at Portsmouth Crown Court.

The pair worked together to lure and sexually exploit girls between January and February 2016.

The victims all teenagers were plied with alcohol and cigarettes at Chilcot’s house before being driven by Pusey to hotels Staines, Twickenham Tolworth and Heathrow.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:18 pm  

New Heathrow consultation tries to 'force parliament's hand'

A number of councils say a decision by Heathrow bosses to press ahead with consulting on detailed expansion proposals at a time when there is growing evidence that the extra runway is "unbuildable" is a "desperate attempt to force Parliament’s hand".

The airport’s proposals, which will be published for consultation on January the 17th, would eventually be included in its formal planning application for a third runway if they get the go ahead.

One Council, Wandsworth, says the most recent evidence published by the Government as part of its revised consultation on a draft national policy statement demonstrates that a third runway could not be built at the airport without causing unacceptable air and noise pollution.

It also says the evidence compiled for the draft NPS "fails to show how an expanded airport could meet air quality limits in an area where pollution levels are deteriorating".

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

A man who attempted to smuggle more than £100,000 through Heathrow has been jailed for 15 months

42 year old Raja Majid Iqbal laundered the cash from Pakistan.

His accomplice, Ahmed Raza Kayani, was also sentenced to eight months’ suspended for a year for perverting the course of justice.

He’d backed up Iqbal’s lie of claiming that the money had been collected as charitable donations for the purposes of flood relief in Pakistan.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

A 23-year-old man has been jailed for terrorism offences

23 year old Mijanul Haque from North London was stopped at Heathrow in August as he returned on a flight from Ghana.

Officers seized his phone and found various images and material related to Daesh, including images of leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi.

Officers also seized his laptop on which a copy of his mobile phone hard drive had been saved.

Within the copy were Whatsapp messages in which he had shared Daesh propaganda videos with his contacts.

He had also sent them comments with links to online material encouraging acts of terrorism.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:45 pm  

Epsom’s MP has expressed his delight that Aldi won’t be coming to the town

The planning inspectorate rejected the supermarket chain’s bid to build on the old dairy site in the Upper High Street in October.

Chris Grayling has told residents he’s happy with the news as the land should be used for flats instead of “another supermarket”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

Princess Charlotte will start nursery next month

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have decided to send her to Willcocks Nursery School, close to their home at Kensington Palace.

William and Kate have also released a new family photo of themselves and their children, which will feature on their Christmas card.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Kingston has the second biggest proportion of home asking price discounts in the country, according to new research

Online platform Zoopla says over half the homes advertised there carry a discount, which was on average over £80,000.

Richmond wasn’t far behind in third place with similar numbers, with Camberley just edging them out in first place.

However, Walton came in at tenth best, with only a quarter discounted.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:54 pm  

Viewers feel short-changed by The Apprentice finale

And in case you haven’t already heard, history was made on The Apprentice last night.

Two people won for the first time in the show's history.

Lord Sugar gave a £250,000 investment to both IT recruiter James White and Sarah Lynn, the confectioner from Croydon.

The business mogul said he couldn't choose between them.

But some viewers have reacted on social media, calling it a cop-out, but the winners don't think that's fair.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:52 pm  

Scientists at the National Physical Laboratory in Teddington have created the world’s smallest Christmas card.

The card is 200 million times smaller than a stamp, such that seven million billion could fit inside a postbox.

The card has an engraving of a snowman on the front, and the inside reads “Seasons greetings from NPL”.

The card is made from silicon nitride and platinum, and was made to highlight the advances in material research.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:26 pm  

A group of 50 elderly people were given a Christmas lunch at Heston Fire station last Sunday

The meal was cooked and served by firefighters as part of Contact the Elderly’s Be Our Guest initiative, which aims to support older people who live alone.

Firefighters from Richmond and Hounslow cooked a turkey dinner with all the trimmings, and gave each guest a Christmas gift.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:25 am  

Epsom and Ewell Council is urging people to recycle their Christmas card envelopes.

Epsom and Ewell Council is urging people to recycle their Christmas card envelopes.

However, it says all cards and wrapping paper put into recycling need to be glitter free.

100 million Christmas cards were sold last year, according to the Greeting Card Association.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:10 am  

The MP for Sutton and Cheam has been appointed as the Vice Chairman of the Conservative party in London

The MP for Sutton and Cheam has been appointed as the Vice Chairman of the Conservative party in London.

Paul Scully has been given the role after the MP for Wimbledon Stephen Hammond was sacked last Thursday for rebelling against Theresa May in a key Brexit vote.

Scully says he’s pleased with the appointment, but his first priority will be to give his constituents a “strong, local voice in Westminster”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:06 am  

Heathrow are planning a miniature version of Terminal 5

Heathrow will consult the public about building a smaller version of Terminal 5 as part of their proposals to expand, according to The Times.

The new terminal would be a few hundred meters west of the existing terminal and would handle 25 million passengers a year.

The airport plans to spread the building work over 15 years to cut costs by about £2.5bn.

The consultation will be held in mid-January.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:05 am  

Funding cuts could hit Wandsworth transport projects

Senior councillors in Wandsworth have urged London Mayor Sadiq Khan to rethink a series of planned major funding cuts to transport projects.

The funding cuts would mean that potholes and carriageway defects on major arterial roads in Wandsworth will not be repaired until they are “safety critical”.

Projects now under threat include the Tooting Bec Common Quietways cycle scheme while plans for an environmental improvement project in Putney High Street will be delayed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:12 am  

Sunday, 17 December 2017

Croydon based confectioner Sarah Lynn is crowned joint winner of The Apprentice

Sarah Lynn, the confectioner from Croydon, has been crowned this year’s Apprentice winner, along with James White, in a landmark final.

After Lord Sugar was unable to decide the winner, he announced that both finalists had secured the prize £250,000 investment into their business plans, for the first time in the shows 13 year history.

He stated to Lynn that whilst the confectionery industry is not one that he is used to, but he was willing to gamble.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:32 pm  

Residents claim travellers are setting up camp in Leatherhead

Nearby residents have claimed that travellers are setting up camp in Leatherhead, with nearly 20 vehicles seen parked up on the building site of the now-demolished Royal Oak pub.

Concerns have been expressed after spotting the encampment on the land by Kingston Road from about 4.30pm on Saturday, December 16th.

One local resident stated she could hear noise from the site into the early hours of the morning and wanted the authorities to take immediate action.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:39 pm  

Chelsea Ladies progress to cup semi final

Chelsea Ladies FC stormed through to the semi-finals of the Continental Cars Cup earlier today, with a resounding 5-1 victory over Liverpool at Kingsmeadow in Kingston.

Striker Fran Kirby scored a hat-trick for the blues, with Ramona Bachmann and Erin Cuthbert each chipping in with a goal.

Attention turns to tomorrows draw for the competition, with Reading, Arsenal and Manchester City also in the hat.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:14 pm  

Bomb disposal unit called to Battersea

A bomb disposal unit was called to Battersea today to “investigate a silver car.”

Police were called shortly before 1.40pm to report of a man who had collapsed in behind the wheel of a car in Prince of Wales Drive junction with Albert Bridge Road.

Witnesses stated that police officers ordered people to stay indoors.

Upon searching the vehicle, an item was found by officers which was being treated as suspicious.

The man behind the wheel has been taken to a Central London hospital, and Police await an update on his condition.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:37 pm  

Wimbledon milkman hailed a hero

A Wimbledon milkman has been hailed a hero for helping a ‘very frightened’ Wandsworth resident after she was burgled last month.

Ian Beardwell saw a house in Southfields with its front door wide open and the lights on at 4am.

The residents, Sasha Rickerd and her young daughter, were awoken by someone breaking into their home, and had turned on the lights to warn the burglars.

Mr Beardwell rang the doorbell before asking Sasha if she was okay, and offered to stay with her until the police arrived.

This is not the first time he has helped people in the community, as he has previously found lost cats and dogs, returned a lost laptop, and chased car thieves.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:27 pm  

Bathroom dumped in Chobham
A toilet, bath and ceiling has been found dumped in Little Heath, Chobham.

The unwanted bathroom units were left sometime between Friday afternoon (December 15) and 8.30am on Saturday morning.

The area is known locally as a hotspot for fly-tipping.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:11 pm  

Elizabeth McKenna talks to Jackie about the finalists of The Apprentice

One of the most recent candidates to be fired by Lord Sugar thinks this year's finalists on The Apprentice are of a higher standard.

Florist Elizabeth McKenna missed out on a spot in the last two following a round of tough interviews.

She thinks Sarah Lynn, the confectioner from Croydon, and James White are worthy finalists.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:48 am  

Public Health England are investigating a vomiting bug outbreak in Woking

Specialists from Public Health England are investigating the outbreak of a vomiting bug in the Woking area.

They have confirmed 17 cases of the bug, known as Shigellosis, and are looking into whether there are any others infected

The people affected have been given treatment and are recovering well.

Public Health England says the best way to avoid catching Shigellosis is washing your hands regularly and carefully with soap and water.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:06 am  

Wandsworth residents revealed as some of the biggest readers in the capital

Residents in Wandsworth are some of the capital’s biggest bookworms.

That’s according to figures released this week.

Statistics show that in 2016 to 2017 Wandsworth residents borrowed the second highest number of books in London.

Nearly 1.5 million books were checked out in the borough.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:42 am  

Chelsea continue to battle for second place in the Premier League

Chelsea are keeping up the pressure on Manchester United in the battle for second place in the Premier League.

Antonio Conte's side beat Southampton 1-nil - but still sit 14 points behind leaders Manchester City in the table.

The Stamford Bridge boss says their form's actually pretty good.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:25 am  

Wandsworth shoppers are being encouraged to shop locally this Christmas

People in Wandsworth are being urged to buy their Christmas gifts in the town.

The Council wants people to “shop local” rather than online.

Bosses say that by buying presents from shops in the borough, the town’s economy is given a boost.

There are also a range of markets including Tooting.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:08 am  

London paramedics receive "300 calls an hour" on Mad Friday

Paramedics received 300 calls an hour as drunk Christmas revellers caused havoc in the capital on a night dubbed “Mad Friday”.

Ambulance chiefs had pleaded with party-goers to drink responsibly as crews prepared for one of their busiest nights of the year.

London Ambulance Service had laid on more crews on the ground and control room staff as the Christmas party season hit its peak.

A spokesman told the Evening Standard that the LAS received 6,279 calls across the day on Friday, up by about five per cent on the previous week.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 am  

Judge calls for inquiry after police failed to disclose evidence at Croydon Crown Court

A judge has demanded an inquiry after the trial of a student collapsed because evidence proving his innocence had not been disclosed by police.

22 year-old Liam Allan was on bail for almost two years and spent three days at Croydon Crown Court, accused of rape, before the trial ceased on Thursday.

The judge called for an inquiry at the “very highest level” of the Crown Prosecution Service and Metropolitan Police.

Police are understood to have looked at thousands of phone messages when reviewing evidence.

But it was not until the prosecution was close to trial that officers disclosed messages between the complainant and her friends which cast doubt on the case against Mr Allan.

The CPS said they offered no evidence, as it was decided "there was no longer a realistic prospect of conviction".
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 am  

Missing teenager from Kensington may have been seen at Winter Wonderland

Police are asking for help in finding a missing teenager from Kensington.

17 year-old Fabio Ivanovich is described as a white male, 5ft 6ins tall and of a slim build.

He is believed to have been around the Hyde Park area recently, where he was visiting Winter Wonderland.

If you can help, please call the met police or missing people’s helpline.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:33 am  

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