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Saturday, 13 January 2018

The Wasps' hopes of progressing in the rugby union European Champions Cup have been dealt a huge blow

Despite leading 21-0 after 30 minutes, they conceded a late try in going down 33-28 at Harlequins in Pool 1.

Captain Joe Launchbury says it's bitterly disappointing.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:23 pm  

Twickenham MP Vince Cable is urging caution over a potential Government bail out to save struggling construction giant Carillion

The firm, which employs more than 19,000 people in the UK, could collapse within days, unless a rescue plan is agreed.

The former business secretary says shareholders and creditors should take the financial hit, not taxpayers.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:10 pm  

Some pharmacies across England appear to be running out of the flu vaccine - as a particularly infectious strain spreads

Mark Fielder, a professor in medical microbiology at Kingston University, says it's a hard one to pro-actively protect against.

There's concern the country could be heading towards a national epidemic - with 93 flu-related deaths in England so far this winter.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:14 pm  

Fulham triumph

Fulham grabbed a last-gasp winner away at Middlesbrough to move up to eighth in the Championship this afternoon.

The only goal of the game was a penalty slotted home by Oliver Norwood in the fifth minute of added time.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:02 pm  

Chelsea miss out on second

Chelsea have missed out on the chance to go second in the Premier League.

They could have gone above Manchester United this afternoon if they had beaten Leicester at Stamford Bridge.

But the champions only managed a nil-nil draw even though their opponents were reduced to 10 men in the second half.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:59 pm  

Shepherd's Bush murder

Two men, aged 27 and 28, have been arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of a 25 year old man who was attacked and stabbed in Shepherd’s Bush.

The victim was found hurt in old oak Road around 4 pm on Thursday.

He was pronounced dead just over an hour later.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:06 pm  

Chelsea could go second

Chelsea have just kicked off in their attempt to go second in the Premier League.

They'd go above Manchester United by beating Leicester at Stamford Bridge.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:05 pm  

Teddington residents challenge Heathrow expansion

The impact of proposed flight paths in and out of an expanded Heathrow is regarded as a risk area by the Civil Aviation Authority.

So says The No Third Runway Coalition, following Freedom of Information requests obtained by the Teddington Action Group.

The coalition claims that the Government’s Airports National Policy Statement ignores its own policy on measuring noise.

It has today called for a pause in the process of considering the Statement to ensure that full noise impact is properly evaluated.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:04 pm  

Roads crisis in Wandsworth

Wandsworth’s leader claims the borough’s roads are close to breaking point.

Ravi Govindia has written to new Minister for London, Jo Johnson, following TfL’s decision to cut spending on repairs and maintenance.

Senior TfL executives have warned all of London’s town halls that five-year business plans approved in 2016 are being re-written.

The cuts mean potholes and carriageway defects on major red routes in Wandsworth will not be repaired until they are “safety critical”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:01 pm  

Richmond residents urged to have say on London plan

Residents in Richmond are being urged to have their say on the London Plan.

Leader of the Council, Paul Hodgins has written an open letter explaining the implications he feels it’ll have on future development.

He wants residents to go online and have their say on the plan before it is discussed in next week’s cabinet meeting.

The Plan, proposed by London Mayor Sadiq Khan, sets out a number of goals for the capital’s councils over the next few years.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

Cricket-playing teen in Mitcham in beauty pageant semi-finals

A cricket-playing teenager in Mitcham is hoping to win a national beauty contest.

14 year old Leah Finnigan is in the semi-finals for Miss Teen GB.

The contest will be held in Blackpool.

Leah says she’s a girly girl but needed to get fit hence the cricket:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:53 am  

Twickenham MP calls for investigation into Carillion

The Twickenham MP Sir Vince Cable has called for an investigation into the construction giant Carillion.

It’s a major supplier to the government and ran libraries in Hounslow, Feltham and Chiswick until last summer.

It’s understood administrators are poised after Carillion reported a deficit in the pension fund.

The MP says the shareholders will have to take a loss as the government can’t bail it out:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:39 am  

170 bus returns to Battersea streets

A bus service that disappeared from roads in Battersea without warning just before Christmas is to return on Monday.

Transport for London replaced old single decker buses on the 170 route with new models that could not fit under the railway bridge in Lombard Road.

The buses were diverted, leaving some streets without any service.

After pressure from the Council and a petition signed by 790 people, TfL is bringing back buses that fit under the bridge.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:19 am  

A taste of Thailand is coming to Kew Gardens

The 2018 Orchids Festival will highlight the colours, culture and plant life of the country which is home to 1,100 species of orchid.

Kew is a world leader in the study of orchids. Last year 600 new species were discovered worldwide.

The festival will open on the 10th of February and run for a month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:28 am  

Friday, 12 January 2018

Primary schools in Croydon are continuing to improve according to the latest Ofsted reports

87% are now judged to be either ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’, with exam results also above the national average.

Two schools were inspected this week, Beaumont Primary in Purley was judged to be ‘outstanding’.

Whilst St Giles in South Croydon was confirmed as a ‘good school’.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:04 pm  

A 15-year-old girl has gone missing from Wimbledon

Matilda Mitchison was last seen wearing a black jacket, jeans and black trainers.

Police are urging anyone with information to contact them on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:45 pm  

Chelsea are investigating allegations of racism made by 3 former youth team players against two ex-coaches

Graham Rix and Gwyn Williams have been accused of racially abusing the black players during the 90s.

The club said in a statement that they are taking the allegations “extremely seriously” and are “determined to do the right thing”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:07 pm  

A police officer from Sutton has pleaded guilty to six sexual assaults

The incidents are believed to have taken place while PC Michael Bouwers was off-duty at a party in Wallington in 2016.

Bouwers is currently suspended from duty and will be sentenced next month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:51 pm  

The leader of a Nigerian gang responsible for the death of an aid worker from Shepperton has been killed

The Nigerian Army says Peregbakumo Oyawerikumo has died in an ambush.

He coordinated the kidnap of four British missionaries in October.

They included Ian Squire, an optician who was delivering medicine to remote parts of the country.

He was shot, while the others were released.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Chelsea’s plan for a new £1 billion stadium is currently being held up by a family who believe it will cast a shadow over their cottage

The new 60,000 capacity stadium received planning permission last year and was signed off by the Mayor of London.

But the Crosthwaites, who have lived in the same home for 50 years, took out an injunction in May over the problem.

Hammersmith and Fulham Council will meet on Monday to decide what happens next.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:40 pm  

Kingston’s Rose Theatre is celebrating a very special anniversary

January marks 10 years since the venue opened its doors.

Since then, it’s attracted some of the most respected names in the business from Dame Judi Dench to Timothy West.

It has also been home to Kingston University’s graduation ceremonies since 2010.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

Asia have the advantage over Europe after day one of the Eurasia Cup golf

England's Tommy Fleetwood and Paul Casey from Weybridge delivered one of just two wins for Thomas Bjorn's side in Malaysia.

The Europeans ended the session trailing by 3-and-a-half points to 2-and-a-half.

It's a trial run for the skipper, who also captains Europe at this year's Ryder Cup in Paris.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:59 pm  

A 27 year-old woman has been arrested at Heathrow Airport on suspicion of preparation of terrorist attacks

The Met’s Counter Terrorism Command stopped the UK National who had arrived from Ethiopia.

She remains in custody at a South London police station.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:49 pm  

Woking based McLaren is being tipped for a successful season in the Formula One 2018 World Championship

The team has not won a Grand Prix since 2012.

After a disastrous three-year spell with manufacturer Honda, McLaren boss Zak Brown believes a move to Renault will change fortunes.

The Formula One Season gets under the way in Melbourne in March.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:44 pm  

Two men have been arrested after the death of a man who was assaulted and stabbed Shepherds Bush

Police believe the 25 year-old was attacked outside a block of flats before he was found just before 4 o’clock yesterday afternoon.

A 27 and 28 year-old are being questioned on suspicion of murder.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

A 25 year old man is the latest victim of London’s knife crime spree

The victim was killed after an attack in Shepherd’s Bush yesterday afternoon.

Police were called to Old Oak Road just before 4pm.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene, and restrictions remain in place today.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Two former youth team coaches at Chelsea are denying allegations of "racial or other abuse"

Former England midfielder Graham Rix and Gwyn Williams are facing claims relating to the 1990s.

Their legal representative says the allegations have already been examined by police, who didn't consider there was sufficient evidence to report to the Crown Prosecution Service.

Chelsea say they'll support the investigations of the authorities.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:55 pm  

A manhunt has been launched for a man from Morden

Danny Jeeves failed to turn up at court and was convicted in his absence for grievous bodily harm.

The 25 year old didn’t appear for his trial at Guildford Crown Court and his whereabouts is unknown.

Officers are carrying out a number of enquiries to trace him but are asking for help to locate him.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:54 pm  

A hotline has been set up for people in Chelsea fed up with basement excavations

Lucy Mayer reports.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

As Marsha de Cordova welcomes President Trump's decision not to visit London, we're asking if "people pressure" really did play a part in his decision

This is what the Labour MP for Battersea posted on her Twitter feed earlier.

It's after Mr Trump said he wouldn't be visiting the new American Embassy in Nine Elms next week because he disagrees with the location of the new building, implying it's not central enough.

But Ms de Cordova says this is just an excuse and he isn't coming because he realises "thousands of Londoners would take to the streets to protest against his racist and misogynist politics."

The decision is dividing people with some saying that he should have come anyway, and those who disagree, should just stay away, and Boris Johnson says critics of Donald Trump are putting relations with the US at risk.

But do you think people pressure really contributed to his decision not to come after all?

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:19 pm  

Battersea's Labour MP says President Trump isn't welcome anyway

The Mayor of London says the real reason Donald Trump's not visiting is because the city's values are entirely opposite to the city's.

Mr Trump's insisted he's not coming to open his new embassy in Nine Elms personally because he's 'not a fan' of its relocation.

Marsha de Cordova, the new Labour MP for Battersea, says he's simply not welcome.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

A man from Croydon is one of the two people charged in connection with the death of 53 year old Paul Tong in April last year

32 year old Christopher McDonald was charged yesterday with murder and conspiracy to rob.

28 year old Aliysa Ellis from Ealing was charged with the Manslaughter and conspiracy to rob.

Both are due to appear in court today.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

A couple from Southfields have admitted to attempting to dispose of a body by burning it

The remains of 21 year old French nanny Sophie Lionnet were discovered in the garden of Sabrina Kouider and her partner Ouissem Medouni in Wimbledon Park Road on September the 20th.

The couple have pleaded guilty at the Old Bailey to perverting the court of justice, but denied murder.

They will go on trial in March.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:30 pm  

A commuter from Thornton Heath who conned Transport for London out of thousands of pounds has evaded prison

Manish Patel was sentenced to two years, suspended for two years, and ordered to pay £15,000 compensation to TfL.

The 47 year old started making fraudulent claims using the company’s delay repay system.

Claims first started being made in March 2015 when he would make one or two refund requests each day.

However, his tenacity increased over time and by 2016 he was at times making up to ten claims per day.

The 47 year old will have to undertake 200 hours of unpaid work and pay prosecution costs of £420.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

£14 million is to be spent on tackling unemployment in a number of areas including Richmond, Croydon and Sutton

The ‘Better Working Futures’ programme will focus on helping those with disabilities, health conditions and the long term unemployed.

It will run from March until 2023.

One-to-one advice and support from a case worker will be offered to residents to address the complex barriers to employment.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:52 am  

Harlequins have announced the signing of 18 year-old Marcus Smith

The fly-half has signed his first professional contract for the club after a breakthrough year which saw him becoming a first team regular.

Smith was recently part of the England squad for the Autumn internationals and is said to be delighted with the news.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:01 am  

South Western Railway passengers hit by third day of strikes

Rail passengers hit by a third day of strikes are being told their rights to compensation due to delays are "surprisingly complicated".

Consumer group Which? says claims can only be made against firms' revised timetables.

If operators don't plan to run services, you're not entitled to any money back.

Stay tuned to Jackie for the latest travel.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:37 am  

Let's "Fix it by February" is the new message from Ewell Residents' Association

Volunteers are mending broken signage, clearing rubbish and re-painting street furniture with the help of the council and businesses.

Brian Angus is chair of the association; he says it’s about changing peoples’ attitudes towards clear ups.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:15 am  

President Trump calls off visit to Nine Elms to open new American Embassy

Donald Trump's abandoned plans for a visit to London next week.

The US president had been expected to open the country's new embassy.

But he says he's cancelled his trip because he's 'not a fan' of the building's relocation, accusing the Obama administration of getting a 'bad deal'.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:11 am  

The number of people killed in fires in the capital has risen sharply

That’s according to figures released by the Fire Brigade’s Union in Norbiton.

In 2016, there were 46 deaths, up from 33 the previous year: a 40% increase.

The figures, published in the LFBs Fire Facts briefing, do not include the 71 victims of the Grenfell Tower disaster.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:55 am  

Police have released CCTV images of two men they would like to speak to in connection with burglaries in Chelsea

On Monday the 4th of December officers were called to reports of two break-ins at residential flats on Stadium Street.

More than £20,000 worth of personal property including jewellery, cash, cards and Christmas presents were stolen.

One man is described as black, over 6ft 6, of a slim build and was wearing a black jacket, blue jeans, black gloves and grey trainers.

The second man is described as black, around 5ft 7 and was wearing a black jacket with a grey hoodie underneath, black jeans and white trainers.

The suspects left the scene in a light brown vehicle.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:52 am  

Cycle Superhighway in Hounslow to be reviewed

Plans for a Cycle Superhighway in Hounslow are to be reviewed.

It’s after a number of residents expressed concern about the amount of people that would be using it.

Many who took part in TfL’s consultation commented on the impact the CS9 route would have on the side roads off Chiswick High Road.

Business leaders also said they were worried about loading provisions for deliveries along the same stretch.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:06 am  

Sniffer dog finds cash smuggled through Heathrow

A sniffer dog called Jessie has been responsible for finding more than a million pounds being smuggled through Heathrow airport.

The two-year-old Springer Spaniel’s successes came in her first five months working for the UK Border Force.

Her discoveries since August came on top of more than 8-million pounds of cash found by other Border Force dogs at Heathrow and Gatwick in the 12 months to the end of last March.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:33 am  

Commuters using Clapham Junction and Croydon experienced severe disruption during the morning rush hour

It’s after some London Overground trains had to be taken out of service over safety fears.

The network's branches to Croydon, Crystal Palace, New Cross Gate and Highbury and Islington have all been forced to close.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:03 am  

Thursday, 11 January 2018

Four people have been spotted fighting in Epsom

The incident, involving three men and a woman, happened in the early hours of yesterday on Epsom Road.

Police want to speak to anyone who witnesses the altercation, especially those who were driving past and have dash-cam footage.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:03 pm  

A number of commuters have been branded heroes for detaining a man after a scuffle at East Croydon station

The incident happened near the ticket barriers on Tuesday morning.

Passengers say they stepped in front of him to stop him leaving until officers arrived.

It’s unclear what the nature of the incident was, but one man was injured in the fracas.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:30 pm  

A driver has been arrested in Shepperton after an accident that’s left a pedestrian in critical condition

Police were called to Charlton Road at 4.25 today to a collision between a grey Citroen Xsara Picasso, a parked car and a pedestrian.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:03 pm  

Theresa May makes plastic pledge while visiting Wetlands Centre in Barnes

Fruit, vegetables and other fresh foods should be sold loose instead of in plastic packaging, Theresa May is to tell supermarkets in a Government war on plastic waste.

The Prime Minister is promising the Government will work with supermarkets to encourage them to introduce plastic-free aisles in which all food is loose.

This will give consumers the choice to make greener decisions and promote the use of less damaging plastic packaging, according to the Government.

Launching a 25-year Environmental Plan in a major speech, the Prime Minister is making the bold pledge to eliminate all avoidable plastic waste within a quarter of a century.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:54 pm  

Police have renewed appeals for a man with Aspergers syndrome from New Addington who’s gone missing.

26 year old George Aird was last seen at around 1am on 27th December in the Canary Wharf area, after visiting his mother in Eastbourne for Christmas.

He is black, about 6ft, of stocky build with afro hair.

At the time of his disappearance he was wearing a smart grey coat, white shirt, blue jeans, black trainers, a stripy scarf and a dark coloured rucksack.

Anyone with information can contact Police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:38 pm  

Man who raped 13 year old in Woking in 2002 is up for release from jail

A man known as the M25 rapist has been referred for parole, a week after the controversial decision to free serial rapist John Worboys.

Antoni Imiela was jailed nearly fourteen years ago for a series of attacks.

They included the rape of a 52 year old woman on Wimbledon Common in August 2002.

He also attacked a 13 year old girl as she was cycling in Woking in the same year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

A former director of a company that runs some of Canada's top sports teams is to become the new chief executive of Chelsea

Guy Laurence will take overall responsibility for day-to-day operations from the start of next month.

He used to work for Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, which includes Toronto's main basketball and ice hockey teams as part of its portfolio, as well as Toronto FC of Major League Soccer.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

The man known as "The M25 rapist" is up for parole

A man known as the M25 rapist has been referred for parole.

Antoni Imiela from Kent was jailed nearly fourteen years ago for a series of attacks in the Home Counties.

They include the rape of a woman on Putney Common and another rape on a woman in Epsom, both in 2002.

Laura Safe has more.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

It’s emerged a bigamist from Ashford was caught out by his wife and daughter after they saw him on TV

Daniel Gundry appeared on “Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway” with another woman in 2016.

He initially denied being married to the woman, Susan Brooker, but his first wife, Helen Gundry reported him to police.

She had been estranged from him for several years, and didn’t realise he had remarried.

He’s been jailed for 6 months.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Some victims of serial rapist John Worboys want him to have a second trial as he's considered for parole.

A group of solicitors have written to the Crown Prosecution Service claiming there are 93 cases that could be re-investigated.

He's served nine years of a life sentence for attacks across SW London, and many victims are concerned he's being released before they were told.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:25 pm  

A landlord from Twickenham has been given a £4,000 fine for renting out his property without the correct license

The house in Whitton Road had been illegally turned into multiple dwellings, known as an HMOs by Maksim Arnautov.

A council investigation found that more than five people were living in the house and sharing facilities such as the loo, at the same time.

Arnautov was renting the property to the tenants without a license.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:56 pm  

Police are hunting a wanted man who may be in the Feltham area

49 year old Sulaiman Kumbonyeki is wanted for failing to appear in court on the 4th of January.

He was last seen the day before when he appeared at Guildford Crown Court.

Police say he is most likely traveling using public transport or on foot.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

Elmbridge residents affected the most by levels of inflation

A new study has revealed that inflation has meant that average earnings in the South East are still only at 87% of real value compared to 2007.

The GMB Union found that Elmbridge has suffered the most with average income only 54% of what it was 11 years ago.

Mole Valley also made the top 5 struggling at 77%, whilst Epsom and Ewell fared better at 94%.

Paul Maloney, Regional Secretary of GMB, said that “pay increases are needed to boost spending power to keep economic growth on track”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:16 pm  

New evidence shows that the number of domestic passengers at Heathrow Airport is declining

The news “damages plans further for a third runway”, according to the group No 3rd Runway Coalition.

The government has listed a third runway at Heathrow as its preferred option to help solve the airport capacity crisis.

But figures released by the Civil Aviation Authority shows the number of passengers using the airport dropped by 9% in 2016.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:25 pm  

Prince William meets mental health campaigners in Chiswick

The Duke of Cambridge met staff, volunteers, and supporters of 'Campaign Against Living Miserably' (CALM), a charity dedicated to preventing male suicide, to lend his support to their 'Best Man Project' at High Road House last night.

The group was filming its 'Best Man Project' videos where they chat about the importance of friendship and issues around mental well-being.

The Duke will also chatted with ex footballer Rio Ferdinand and his friend Jamie Moralee, who took part in the Heads Together campaign.

CALM is one of the main charity partners of Heads Together, the campaign led by The Duke of Cambridge alongside The Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry.

Male suicide is the single biggest killer of men under the age of 45 in the UK.

CALM recently launched the 'Best Man Project' to promote the idea that you don’t have to wait for a wedding to be a great friend, and because male friendships can be instrumental in men looking after their mental health.

Here's CEO Simon Gunning.

This volunteer says the Royals' help is invaluable.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:44 am  

Chelsea boss happy with Video Assistant Referee system

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte says he was happy with the way the Video Assistant Referee system worked in their nil-nil League Cup semi-
final first leg with Arsenal.

He confronted the officials on the pitch at full time - but says that wasn't about the technology.

A late penalty claim from home midfielder Cesc Fabregas was looked at on video - but it was decided a pitchside review wasn't needed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:41 am  

2017 was Heathrow Airport's busiest year yet

Heathrow Airport recorded its busiest ever year in 2017 with 78 million passengers.

It marks a 3.1%increase on 2016 driven by larger and fuller aircraft.

The Middle East market saw the largest annual growth, followed by Latin America and Asia.

Domestic routes also grew by more than 3%
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:39 am  

A railway worker dubbed the M25 rapist after a series of attacks is being considered for parole

Antoni Imiela was handed seven life sentences for the rape of nine women and girls as young as 10 and was jailed in 2004.

The crimes took place in Surrey, Kent and London. Including Epsom, Wimbledon and Woking.

The Parole Board will now review the case, which could take up to six months.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:39 am  

£10,000 reward offered to find the person responsible for a fatal hit and run in West Molesey

A reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person who murdered a woman in West Molesey.

54 year old Janet Moore was hit by a car in the Hurst Pool Car Park off Dunstall way in the early hours of Sunday November 26th.

She died from her injuries at the beginning of December.

£10,000 is being offered by Crimestoppers to find the person responsible for killing Moore who was from Esher.

Anyone with any information should contact the charity.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:19 am  

A teenager has gone missing in Kensington and Chelsea

15 year old Shanel Nelson was last seen at 4.45pm yesterday.

She is described as black, around 5ft 3ins tall and of slim build. She has black hair which she usually has tied in a bun.

It is not known what she might be wearing.

Shanel is known to frequent the Shepherds Bush, Haringey and Waltham Forest areas, and often travels on various bus routes.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:03 am  

The Duchess of Cambridge has completed her first official royal engagement of 2018

A day after celebrating her 36th birthday, Kate visited the Place2Be charity in Feltham where she is the royal patron.

She met the school's puppy, named Bear, who's training to be a therapy dog.

Prince William is visiting Chiswick this evening promoting his ongoing mental health campaign.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:09 am  

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Thornton Heath woman faces jail over indecent video

A mother of nine from Thornton Heath is facing jail after sharing an indecent video of a young girl on WhatsApp.

Forty-one-year-old Helen Ijoyah sent the clip to a female friend.

She admitted distributing an indecent image of a child and will be sentenced on January 29th.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:19 pm  

A woman who died after being hit by a car in Twickenham has been named

47 year old Toiria Ouhound was a French national who lived in the UK.

She was hit by an Audi Quattro after stepping off a bus on Thursday.

She was taken to a central London hospital but died of her injuries on Saturday afternoon.

The driver stopped at the scene and was taken to hospitals for injuries which weren’t life threatening.

No arrests have been made, but the Met Serious Collision Investigation Unit is appealing for witnesses.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:04 pm  

Police are looking for a man who abused an ambulance crew in Worcester Park

On the 27th of December a man in a Honda pulled up behind the emergency vehicle and shouted abuse.

The assault appears to have been motivated by an earlier incident.

The driver had failed to move out of the way of the ambulance and drove slowly in front of it in order to slow it down.

He is described as a white man, aged in his 40s or 50s and around 5ft6.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:42 pm  

The funeral has been held for the pilot of the sea plane that crashed in Sydney on new year’s eve

44 year old Gareth Morgan died when the light aircraft plunged into a river.

The crash also killed businessman Richard Cousins and four members of his family.

He lived with his fiancée and her daughter in Tooting, while his two sons from his previous marriage also died.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:56 pm  

Chelsea will take on Arsenal at Stamford Bridge tonight in the first leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final tie

Eden Hazard has been deemed fit to face Wenger’s side whilst the Blues new signing Ross Barkley is still recovering from hamstring surgery.

Video Assisted Refereeing technology will be used in both legs as well as the final, kick-off is at 8pm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:42 pm  

Former Chelsea and Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas has been forced out of his first Dakar Rally after hurting his back in the fourth stage

His car heavily hit a sand dune in Peru.

Villas-Boas was taken to hospital for checks but hasn't broken any bones.

After three stages, he was almost two hours and 19 minutes behind the leader.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:41 pm  

Fans mark 2 years since the death of David Bowie

The 69 year old "boy from Brixton" passed away at his home in New York in January 2016.

Fans in the UK have bought two million albums by the singer since his death.

His final studio album "Blackstar" was released just two days before he died.

A memorial (pictured), was created on the side of department store Morley's near his childhood home in Brixton, after he passed away.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:17 pm  

A petition to reinstate blue badge parking at Kingston Hospital is gathering momentum

At the moment, the free parking permits will cease on the 22nd January.

However, the petition, launched by the Kingston Independent Residents Group, has got over 300 signatures since being launched on Monday.

KIRG leader Mary Clark says “Blue badge holders are the primary users of hospitals and it’s picking on the vulnerable because they are the ones that visit the most”.

Click here to view the petition.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:03 pm  

A fraudster from West Molesey has been handed a suspended sentence and ordered to carry out unpaid work

41 year old Sarfraz Ali admitted to claiming Housing Benefit to pay fictitious rental charges.

Between November 2006 and January 2012, Ali’s father received over £40,000 in benefits to which he was not entitled.

His son then used the money to fund his own mortgage.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

Hounslow pair accused of murder will face trial

Two men charged with murder in Hounslow will face a two-week trial.

35 year old Sebastian Szlaski, 18 year old Darusz Badek, both denied murder at the Old Bailey yesterday.

The pair were charged with murder on Christmas Eve after a man was stabbed to death in Grove Road.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:16 am  

An elderly couple have died after a serious collision in Ashford

A husband and wife who were involved in a serious collision in Ashford in December have both died.

Police were called to the A308 Kingston Road after four cars were involved in a collision.

88 year old Evelyn Swann, died at the scene. 87 year old Neil Swann was taken to hospital but died last week.

Two men in their 30s one from Sussex the other from Hersham have been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving

And also driving whilst over the prescribed limit for drugs.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:14 am  

The Duke of Cambridge will visit Chiswick later

Prince William will meet with staff, volunteers, and supporters of Campaign Against Living Miserably or CALM.

The charity, which is dedicated to preventing male suicide, has just launched its Best Man Project.

The Duke will also meet with celebrities including ex footballer Rio Ferdinand, who was part of the royal “Heads Together” campaign.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 am  

Richmond is seeing the second fastest rise in employment in the capital

The council’s revealed that the number of jobs has risen by more than 50% in 40 years’, second only to Tower Hamlets.

Tourism from attractions such as Kew Gardens and Hampton Court Palace are said to have attributed to the growth.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

Police are looking for a man who abused an ambulance crew in Worcester Park

On the 27th of December, a man in a Honda pulled up behind the emergency vehicle and shouted abuse.

The assault appears to have been motivated by an earlier incident.

The driver had failed to move out of the way of the ambulance and drove slowly in front of it in order to slow it down.

He is described as a white man, aged in his 40s or 50s and around 5 ft 6.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 am  

Croydon youth pleads guilty to acid attacks

A food delivery driver who had acid thrown in his face by a teenager trying to steal his moped wants his attacker to be jailed for life.

Seventeen-year-old Derryck John from Croydon attacked Jabed Hussain as he finished a shift last July.

John yesterday pleaded guilty to carrying out acid attacks on six moped riders in London in an attempt to steal their bikes.

He’ll be sentenced on March 9th at Wood Green Crown Court.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:31 am  

A driver who was stopped in Woking was found with cocaine in his sock

The man claimed never to have been arrested or dealt with police, but was found to have had nine previous criminal convictions.

He said he never takes cocaine or any drugs, but tested positive to a DrugsWipe.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:04 am  

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

A 61 year old man was critically injured after being hit by a scooter in Hounslow last Friday

It happened at 7.30pm on Staines Road near the junction with Steve Bilko Way, and the rider failed to stop at the scene.

The man is currently still in hospital, in a serious but stable condition.

Anyone with information should contact the Met’s serious collision unit.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:08 pm  

A vulnerable man from Ashtead has gone missing

54 year old Russell Knight was last seen earlier today.

He is described as white, around 6ft tall, of a medium build with blue eyes and mousey brown hair.

He was last seen wearing a green parka coat, blue jeans and Timberland-style boots.

It is thought he could be in the Eastbourne or Beddingham area of Sussex , and could be travelling on public transport.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:56 pm  

A new primary school in Twickenham is set to be opened above a Lidl

Deer park school opened on a temporary site in 2015, but from the 2019/2020 academic year it will occupy the first and second floor of a new development above Lidl.

The school will have a large dining hall and an onsite playground.

There will also be outdoor learning facilities on the second floor and the reception classes will have a covered canopy.

Councillor Susan Chappell said “I’m sure this innovative solution will be replicated elsewhere in coming years, as sites for new schools become even scarcer”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:03 pm  

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte insists he has no regrets about calling Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho a "little man"

A public row between the two of them erupted in the build-up to and during the FA Cup third round weekend.

Conte doesn't think anyone else needs to get involved to calm the feud down.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

The hunt is on to find a man who may be suffering from a serious head injury

He was last seen just before 7 o’clock this morning in Worple Road in Isleworth.

The unknown man, who is black and thought to be in his 50s, was spotted heading in the direction of Ivy Bridge Retail Park.

Police think he sustained a head injury after falling and is in need of medical attention.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

Wandsworth is one of the areas that could lose its Byron Burger restaurant

20 of the chain’s restaurants are at risk of closure.

It runs 67 leaseholds across the UK.

Accountants are restructuring its deals with lenders, shareholders and property owners on behalf of the new owners.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:10 pm  

A pilot couple, caught arguing in the cockpit on a flight from Heathrow to Mumbai, have been fired

Jet Airways took the step after investigating allegations a male pilot slapped his female co-pilot during a heated argument.

The plane was mid - air and carrying 324 passengers when the incident happened on New Year’s Day.

Witnesses say the female pilot had to be coaxed back into the cockpit by cabin crew.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

Dominic Raab has been appointed the new housing minister

The MP for Esher and Walton is the fifteenth politician to hold this role in 17 years.

He replaces Alok Sharma who had only been in the post a little more than six months.

He was appointed as housing minister in June 2016, replacing Gavin Barwell.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:19 pm  

An inquest has heard a student from Esher hanged himself at railway arches in Surbiton after taking LSD

21 year old Viktor Ivanelo disappeared from his flat last February.

His body wasn’t discovered for almost a month.

The coroner recorded an open verdict with the cause of death given as hanging.

She wouldn’t deliver a conclusion of suicide as she was unclear of Mr Ivanelo’s intentions before his death.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been met with huge cheers as they arrived at their first official engagement of 2018

The couple are in Brixton to learn about the work a youth-orientated radio station does to support young people.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:34 pm  

The prime minister's been chairing a meeting of her new Cabinet.

Former education secretary Justine Greening is one of very few absentees.

The MP for Putney quit after turning down Theresa May's offer of a new job in the business department.

She's standing by her decision.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

The Government is to review parole board decisions after it emerged victims of the “black cab rapist” didn’t know he was being released from jail

John Worboys was jailed in 2009 for raping and sexually assaulting a number of women in the back of his taxi.

But it’s feared he may be responsible for as many as 200 attacks.

One victim, Carrie Symonds from East Sheen, says she was drugged and will never know for sure if she was assaulted or not.

Here’s Justice Secretary David Gauke.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

Two rail companies have been summoned to explain their poor performance at a special meeting

The independent watchdog Passenger Focus wants to speak to South Western Railway and Network Rail about disruptions at Waterloo.

The country's busiest station had an £800-million upgrade last summer, but there've been big delays since then.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:30 pm  

Putney MP Justine Greening insists quitting her cabinet role was the right thing to do

Greening was sacked yesterday as education secretary after refusing a move to work and pensions.

The MP said upon quitting that social mobility was more important
than her ministerial career.

She will remain MP for Putney whilst Damian Hinds will take up her role in Theresa May’s cabinet.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:01 pm  

Toby Young resigns from his new role

Toby Young says he's standing down from his new role at the universities regulator saying his appointment has 'become a distraction'.

There's been heavy criticism since the former journalist was named on the board of the Office for Students over previous controversial statements.

Mr Young, who set up the West London Free School in Hammersmith in 2011, the first free school, has apologised for the remarks, which he says were made in his 'earlier life' and before he became involved in education.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:46 pm  

Work has now begun on a new home for a Twickenham school

Deer Park School opened in 2015 on a temporary site at Richmond Community College.

From the 2019 school year the two form entry school will occupy the first and second floor of the new development above a Lidl.

The new school will include a large dining hall, library and a specialist design and technology classroom.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:35 am  

Weybridge burglar sentenced to four years in prison

A burglar who was arrested while trying to leave the UK has been sentenced to more than four years in prison.

Luis Moren burgled a home in the St George's Hill estate in Weybridge in November 2016.

Some expensive jewellery and cash had been stolen A small smear of blood found in the house was forensically linked to Moreno.

He was caught while attempting to catch a plane back to Chile from Heathrow in November, a year after the burglary.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:34 am  

Heathrow is the UK's favourite airport

Heathrow has been crowned the UK’s favourite airport.

That’s according to a Jack’s Flight Club survey.

It scored more than twice as many votes as its nearest rival Gatwick.

More than half of voters scored Heathrow’s food and shopping outlets as good and over a third said they were brilliant.

Even security got the thumbs up as over 30% said it was brilliant and nearly 60% rated it as good.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:30 am  

A fire has broken out in Battersea this morning

Four fire engines and 21 firefighters are currently tackling the blaze in Thessaly Road.

The brigade has managed to contain the fire to the first floor flat where it started.

The cause of the blaze is not yet known and one person is being treated at the scene.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

A man is fighting for his life after a serious crash on the M25 near Cobham

The crash happened just after midday yesterday and involved a lorry and a Vauxhall Astra.

The 66-year-old man had to be cut from his car before being taken to St George's Hospital in Tooting with stomach injuries.

Police want to speak to anyone who saw the crash, especially anyone with dashcam footage.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

Do you need help with your smartphone or tablet? Then look no further than your library

Libraries across Surrey will be holding a Digital Devices Day next Wednesday, the 17th of January.

The day aims to help people get to grips with downloading and using apps on smartphones and tablets.

The sessions are free with no need to book, and run 10am to 3pm at Epsom, Egham, Walton and Woking.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:30 am  

A Croydon firefighter will travel to Bangladesh to help with a diptheria outbreak

A firefighter from Croydon has been deployed as part of a specialist team helping to combat a deadly diphtheria outbreak in Bangladesh.

Mark Cameron is part of the Brigade’s International Search and Rescue team.

The team will help the thousands at risk in Cox’s Bazar.

It’s home to an estimated 750,000 refugees who have fled violence and military persecution in Burma and are living in shelters.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:50 am  

Monday, 8 January 2018

A nurse says she fears being taken to court after accumulating over £5,000 in parking shifts while on duty at Croydon Hospital

38 year old Victoria Slayford told the Daily Mirror that she works 12 and a half hour shifts as paedeatric nurse.

However, she has been hit with as many as 80 fines for “being in the wrong space”, despite having a staff permit.

Empark, which runs the parking facilities, is yet to respond.

Croydon University Hospital says it “tries to make parking fair for all. Wardens will only ticket a car if it has stayed over its allotted time.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:15 pm  

A 25 year old man has been left with serious head injuries after he was attacked in Epsom

The assault took place at 3am on the 23rd of December as he left a bar with friends and a group of others that he had met that evening.

Whilst walking towards the Clock Tower, it is reported that one of the men in the group struck him on the head.

A number of others in the group also reported being assaulted by the same man but did not sustain any injuries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:13 pm  

A vulnerable man from Croydon has gone missing

26 year old George Aird was last seen at around 1pm on Boxing Day at the Royal Victoria Docks, after visiting his mother in Eastbourne for Christmas.

He is black, about 6ft, of stocky build with afro hair.

At the time of his disappearance he was wearing a smart grey coat, white shirt, blue jeans, black trainers, a stripy scarf and a dark coloured rucksack.

Anyone with information can contact Police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:09 pm  

A judge has ruled that the teenager who carried out acid attacks on six moped riders in London can be named

17 year old Derryk John from Croydon, targeted all the riders in less than 90 minutes in North and East London.

He previously couldn’t be named due to his age, but the judge ruled there was considerable public interest in naming him following his guilty plea.

He stole two mopeds and tried to take another four from their owners, before being arrested at around 3am the following morning.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:19 pm  

Wild animals are being officially banned from circuses

The move by the Government brings the UK into line with other countries including Scotland.

Up until now, individual councils have decided whether or not a circus that includes animals can pitch up or not.

Richmond Park MP Zac Goldsmith, has been campaigning for the move for some time.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Chelsea defender Jake Clarke-Salter has moved on loan to Sunderland until the end of the season

He was part of the England side that won the Under-20 World Cup last summer.

Clarke-Salter was an unused substitute in Chelsea's goalless FA Cup third round draw at Norwich at the weekend.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:50 pm  

British Airways is to bring in non-reclining seats on short-haul flights replicating low-cost airlines easyJet and Ryanair

A new fleet of planes coming into use from Heathrow this year will have a fixed "gentle recline" instead.

BA says the change will allow it to offer more low fares for customers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has given the final go-ahead to Croydon’s new Westfield development

The £1.4 billion project had to be passed via him because of its size.

The shopping centre, which is due to open in 2022, will replace the existing Whitgift Centre and create 7,000 jobs.

Speaking to us last year, Mr Khan revealed he has always been a fan of the development.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:59 pm  

Fire breaks out in Chiswick

Four fire engines and 21 firefighters and officers have been called to a fire at a shop in Chiswick High Road.

Part of the basement of the building is alight.

The Brigade was called at 3.08pm.

Fire crews from Chiswick, Hammersmith and Kensington fire stations are at the scene.

The cause of the fire is not known at this stage.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:50 pm  

Kensington Palace has released two photos of Princess Charlotte on her first day at nursery

The two-year-old's mum, the Duchess of Cambridge, took them at the Royal residence, before travelling to nearby Willcocks.

In them, Charlotte is seen smiling while wearing a pink scarf, red coat and what appears to be a rucksack on her back.

It's understood she started nursery last week.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:43 pm  

A 17 year old boy from Croydon has admitted carrying out acid attacks on six moped riders in London in one day last July

The teenager, who cannot be named because of his age, targeted all the riders in less than 90 minutes in North and East London.

He stole two mopeds and tried to take another four from their owners, before being arrested at around 3am the following morning.

The teenager had earlier denied the charges and had been due to stand trial
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:34 pm  

Brandon Lewis is the new chairman of the Conservatives after the party wrongly announced the job had gone to Chris Grayling

The Tories' official Twitter account congratulated the MP for Epsom, who is also transport secretary, seconds before deleting the tweet.

As Theresa May's Cabinet reshuffle takes place, the Northern Ireland Secretary has resigned.

James Brokenshire says it's due to health reasons.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

A woman from Leatherhead is suing a luxury resort in Indonesia after she was left paralysed from the waist down

28 year old Amy Stone suffered from “the Bends” after a series of dives on her trip, where nitrogen enters the blood.

She spent three weeks in a decompression chamber.

The former marathon runner is suing the resort in question for £50,000 in damages.

Ms Stone claims the instructors failed to notice she had the tell-tale signs of the bends.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

House fire in Norbiton caught on video

The house near Norbiton station was destroyed by the fire, but no one was hurt in the blaze, which broke out just after 5am last Thursday.

Video courtesey of @angrySHOPkeeper

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:51 pm  

Blue badge holders are to be charged for car parking at Kingston Hospital

The new rules will come into effect from the 22nd of this month.

The hospital insists that the revenue generated will help improve the accessibility of the site, paying for more disabled parking bays.

A petition has been set up against the move.

Kingston Hospital statement.

Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is introducing a new parking system to address issues highlighted by patient and public feedback on current arrangements.

The new system will be in place from the 22nd of January, when new operator CP Plus will take over the management of Kingston Hospital’s car parks.

The new system will operate a ‘Pay on Exit’ model and users will not need to display a ticket.

CP Plus uses an Automatic Number Plate Recognition system (ANPR) and will be in operation across all entrances/exits of the hospital site.

When paying at the new machines, patients and visitors will need to put their registration number into the machine which will then calculate their payment.

The new system will also make paying for parking easier as both credit and debit card (including contactless) payments will be accepted.

Some machines will also give change and accept notes.

The hospital’s car parking charges will be staying the same, but in line with many NHS Trusts and local councils, the Trust will begin to charge blue badge holders for parking at the hospital.

The Trust has 30 Blue Badge spaces on site, located close to most of the buildings patients need to access.

The Trust will also be increasing the number of blue badge spaces over the coming year, in addition to carrying out other works designed to improve accessibility to the hospital, including increasing the number of disabled bays and flattening surfaces.

The revenue generated will help fund these improvements.

Charles Hanford, Director of Estates, Facilities and Capital Development at Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, said:

“Our priority is to deliver the very best patient care and we need to make sure we can continue to invest in this. The revenue from car parking is used to provide and maintain our car parks and making sure they are secure, and any additional income is put back into patient care.

In an ideal world we would not have to charge anyone for car parking.

The Trust, like many others in the country, has taken the decision to bring in car parking charges for blue badge holders to ensure we can continue to invest in car parking improvements and developments.

I would also like to take this opportunity to stress that those needing financial support for parking costs can gain this through the Healthcare Travel Costs Scheme.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:37 pm  

Detectives investigating the murder of a teenager in Tulse Hill on New Year's Eve have arrested another 16 year old boy

This brings the total number of arrests in the investigation to three.

Two other 16 year old boys, one from Thornton Heath, were arrested on Thursday.

They have both been bailed until next month.

Kyall Parnell, from Thornton Heath, was stabbed in Norwood Road at around 11pm on New Year’s Eve.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:04 pm  

BBC presenter Andrew Marr has confronted the Prime Minister over the Government’s handling of the NHS winter crisis

He’s suggested to Theresa May that he could have died if he’d had to wait five hours for an ambulance following his own stroke.

The 58 year old collapsed at his home in East Sheen in 2013.

Mr Marr’s comments on his programme yesterday morning follow
the death of a pensioner in Essex.

The 81 year old was left waiting nearly four hours for a crew of paramedics.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

Confusion over Epsom MP's role in cabinet reshuffle

Brandon Lewis has been named the new chairman of the Conservatives, after the party incorrectly announced the job had gone to Chris Grayling.

The tweet confirming the news was quickly deleted, but had already been shared.

Among other changes to Theresa May's top team; David Lidington has been appointed Cabinet Office minister and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:20 pm  

A woman who was hit by a car in Twickenham on Thursday has died

The woman, who was in her 40s, was standing at a bus stop when she was hit by an Audi Quattro.

She was taken to a central London hospital but died of her injuries on Saturday afternoon.

The driver stopped at the scene and was taken to hospitals for injuries which weren’t life threatening.

No arrests have been made, but the Met Serious Collision Investigation Unit is appealing for witnesses.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:11 pm  

Two people have been seriously injured in a collision in Shepperton

Officers were called to Charlton Road just before 11 o’clock last night near to the junction with Crosswell Close.

A white Fiat 500, silver VW golf and dark BMW were involved in the collision which also caused damaged to an additional parked vehicle.

Two drivers, a woman in her 50s and a man in his 20s were both taken to hospital.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Andy Murray's had surgery in Australia to try and solve a long-term hip injury

Britain's former world number one says he's "very optimistic" about how it went and hopes to be back playing again before the grass court season this summer.

Murray hasn't played competitively since Wimbledon in July and pulled out of the Australian Open last week.

He's revealed just walking had been painful and says he won't rush his return to tennis.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:40 pm  

Disney is being accused of “browning up” actors for its new Aladdin remake

Shooting for the live action film is currently taking place at Longcross Studios near Chertsey.

Disney has confirmed that a shortage of specialised actors means it had to resort to white actors for stuntmen, dancers, and camel handlers.

A new white character, Prince Anders, has been created for the film, despite not being in the original animated feature, or Arabian Nights.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:22 pm  

Kingston is celebrating its commitment to inclusivity as it gave 700 people citizenship last year

The borough received over 1,000 requests, resulting in 19 large ceremonies and a number of private ones over the year.

Mayor Julie Pickering says she’s proud to “welcome those who work, live or study in our Royal Borough”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:05 am  

The strike affecting Southern train services has increased security fears around tonight’s FA Cup third round tie between Crystal Palace and Brighton

Fans travelling to the Amex Stadium are expected to face major disruption.

November’s first Premier League meeting between the clubs in Brighton was overshadowed by disorder and the strike will complicate the policing of the tie.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:05 am  

A train servicing Croydon and Purley has been named the worst in the country

The 09.24 Thameslink service from Caterham to London Victoria was late 240 times last year, according to researchers Raildar.

Furthermore, the 17.28 Brighton to Victoria, also operated by Thameslink and passing through Croydon, was late 238 times.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:33 am  

Chelsea Ladies win London derby

In the Women’s Super League 1 London derby Chelsea Ladies beat Arsenal 3-2 at Kingsmeadow.

The Blues winner came thanks to a late own goal from Gunners goalkeeper Sari van Veenendaal.

Manchester City Ladies maintained their two point advantage on top of the table after a 5-2 win at Reading.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:50 am  

New measures to tackle lasers around Heathrow

Measures aimed at tackling the sale of what's described as 'unsafe' laser pointers are being announced by the Government.

They include increased checks at borders to stop high-powered ones coming in to the country.

There’s been a rise in laser attacks on aircraft using Heathrow, more than any other UK airport, according to aviation regulator the Civil Aviation Authority.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:26 am  

Sunday, 7 January 2018

Access improved at Carshalton Beeches Station

An accessible toilet will be installed at Carshalton Beeches Station next month.

It follows a campaign by Carshalton and Wallington MP Tom Brake, who also sought step-free access at Carshalton Station.

He says, “In this day and age there can be no excuse for failing to provide these facilities”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:57 pm  

Planned strikes set to cause havoc to rail passengers

Rail passengers face chaos this week due to three days of planned strikes, with South Western Railway likely to be the worst affected.

Members of the RMT union will walk out tomorrow, Wednesday and Friday after last ditch talks to solve the role of train guards collapsed.

South Western expects a total of around 1,500 trains to be cancelled across the three days.

Southern are set to stage industrial action tomorrow only, but knock-on delays and cancellations are expected throughout the week on both networks.

Meanwhile, Greater Anglia is set to see staff strike on all three days but insists it will run a full service.

Stay tuned to Radio Jackie for up-to-date travel information.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:13 pm  

Missing 78-year-old from Sunbury

Officers are appealing for help in tracing an elderly woman with dementia who’s gone missing from Sunbury.

78-year-old Janet Barlow was dropped off at home yesterday afternoon but it’s unclear where she went missing.

She recently walked from Sunbury to Cobham where she used to live.

Police are concerned for Janet’s welfare in the cold weather and are urging anyone with information to contact them on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:02 pm  

Richmond Council offers rock salt to residents

Richmond Council is offering free 50kg bags of rock salt for people to grit driveways and footpaths.

The first round of the scheme in December saw 750 bags of salt taken by residents.

The bags will be available for collection between 9am and 2pm on 13th and 20th January.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:39 pm  

Possible winners and losers in this week's cabinet reshuffle

There are likely to be winners and losers in this week’s cabinet reshuffle for a number of Surrey and South West London MPs.

The Guardian reports several senior Tories want MP for Esher & Walton Dominic Raab to replace Patrick McLoughlin as party chairman.

It’s believed Transport Secretary and MP For Epsom & Ewell Chris Grayling is fighting to save his job.

Education Secretary and Putney MP Justine Greening looks vulnerable, as the PM looks reinvigorate the Government’s approach to schools, according to reports in the Telegraph.

Meanwhile, Chancellor and MP for Runnymede & Weybridge Philip Hammond is believed to be staying in his position.

The reshuffle comes after the Prime Minister sacked her effective deputy Damian Green over a pornography scandal.

Rosa Prince, who has written a biography on Theresa May, shares this analysis.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:11 pm  

AFC Wimbledon knocked out of FA Cup by Spurs

AFC Wimbledon have been knocked out of the FA Cup, after suffering a 3-0 defeat to Tottenham at Wembley.

The League One side frustrated their hosts for over an hour, but their resistance was broken when Harry Kane scored twice in just two minutes.

Jan Vertonghen wrapped up with a powerful long-range effort, seeing an end to the Dons’ hopes.

Elsewhere, Arsenal suffered a shock defeat to Nottingham Forest.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:48 pm  

Car collision in Reigate

There’s been a collision on the M25 this morning after an silver Audi was driving erratically close to junction 7 at Reigate.

Surrey police and emergency services were called to the scene shortly after 11am after the Audi collided with three separate vehicles.

The Audi stopped after colliding with the central reservation trapping the driver inside.

He was cut free by Surrey Fire and Rescue Services and then taken to hospital.

His injuries are thought not to be serious.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:20 pm  

Putney MP amongst those vulnerable to lose their jobs in cabinet reshuffle

Around six Cabinet ministers are expected to change jobs tomorrow - with Theresa May's reshuffle likely to go ahead.

It's happening after the Prime Minister sacked her effective deputy Damian Green over a pornography scandal.

There are reports that Education Secretary and Putney MP Justine Greening is looking increasingly vulnerable, as the Prime Minister looks reinvigorate the Government’s approach to schools according to the Telegraph.

Political correspondent Lewis Goodall outlines some of the possible moves:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

Kingston celebrated its first Guildhall wedding of the year on Friday morning

Ionut and Izabela Vlad were married by Rachel Bartlett, who was conducting her first ever wedding ceremony.

Kingston have had a Guildhall or equivalent since the 9th century, with the first building taking that name being built in about 1500.

The current building was designed by Maurice Webb, who also designed the Bentalls department store in the town, and opened in 1935.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:07 pm  

The FA cup continues this afternoon at 3pm between Spurs and AFC Wimbledon in a third round match

John Creasey has the details.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:08 am  

The pro-Brexit MP for Esher and Walton, Justice Minister Dominic Raab, is said to be moving to immigration in Theresa May’s impending reshuffle

That’s according to the Sunday Telegraph.

Tomorrow’s reshuffle comes after the Prime Minister sacked her effective deputy Damian Green over a pornography scandal.

It’s believed that Transport Secretary and Epsom and Ewell MP Chris Grayling is fighting for his job.

However, Chancellor and MP for Runneymede and Weybridge Philip Hammond is believed to be safe in his position.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:35 am  

A terminally ill author from Lower Sunbury has praised the ‘high quality care’ she received at Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals

Sue Chambers, who has Addison's disease and leukaemia, was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer three years ago.

After the diagnosis, Mrs Chambers decided to write a charity cookbook on ‘healthy but tasty food’ for adults and children.

The book, which is backed by celebrities like Stephen Fry, is packed with recipes for those also living with Addison’s disease.

All of the proceeds from the book are being donated to The Addison’s Disease Self-Help Group.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:52 am  

Serial killer Levi Bellfield has written a letter from Prison to a pen pal saying he lusts after Holly Willoughby and “would have loved to have met her”

Bellfield, who was convicted of the murder of Milly Dowler from Walton, says he keeps pictures of Willoughby and Isabel Oakeshott from Sky News.

Bellfield targeted young blond women, people he calls “his type” in the letter, which he wrote under his new name of Yusuf Rahim.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:04 am  

Epsom Community recycling centre will be closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, starting from the 9th of January

People are being advised that the nearest local tip is in Leatherhead.

Times for other days of the week are unaffected.
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