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Saturday, 17 February 2018

A supposedly stolen vehicle has struck a pedestrian in Epsom

Police were called to the High Street at around 1pm this afternoon after an elderly woman was hit by a silver Hyundai i10 that failed to stop.

She was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

A man in his 30s from Leatherhead was later arrested for various driving offences in Fetcham at around 3pm.

It’s believed the car was driven around the Epsom, West Ewell and Chessington areas and perhaps on the A3 towards Cobham.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:07 pm  

A signal delay at Richmond is adding to problems across the District Line

The District line is currently experiencing severe problems after a signal delay compounded closures due to engineering works.

There’s currently no service between Kensington Olympia and Earl’s Court and no service between High Street Kensington and Edgware Road.

A signal delay at Richmond means there’s also no service between Richmond and Gunnersbury, but tickets are being taken on local bus routes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:06 pm  

Fulham remain in contention for promotion after consolidating their position in the play-off places

The Whites hosted fellow promotion hopefuls Aston Villa at Craven Cottage today and ran out comfortable two-nil winners.

The goals came from Ryan Sessegnon and Floyd Ayite, one in each half.

The victory leaves Fulham in fifth place in the Champonship.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:15 pm  

A serious accident caused a part of Epsom to be closed off

Market Square in Epsom was cordoned off after a serious accident today.

Traffic was diverted and police helicopters attended the scene.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:14 pm  

Pensioners foiled thieves in Coombe Vale

A pensioner in Coombe Vale had a nasty surprise in the early morning when he realised lead was being stolen from his roof.

The elderly man called the police who disturbed two thieves stealing the metal from a small ground floor window in Matlock Way.

The pensioner shouted at the pair as they beat a swift retreat.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:57 am  

Feltham flat-dwellers fight back and form residents' association

Residents of a block of flats hit by fire and vandalism are to fight back.

Flat-dwellers in Feltham are set to form a new residents association this afternoon.

Owners and tenants in Berberis House near the town centre want to improve their living space after a fire in the underground car park last year and continued vandalism of the block’s purpose-built gym.

The meeting starts this afternoon at 4 pm and will take place in Belvedere House where elections take place.

There's more information at
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:56 am  

Surrey detectives make direct appeal over stolen Merc

Detectives in Surrey are making a direct appeal to shoppers at Tescos in Brooklands over the theft of a black Mercedes.

It was taken from a driver while he was putting air in the tyres yesterday evening at 6.20 in the supermarket car park.

Two men approached him and told him to ‘get away’. They stole his car keys and escaped in the car.

The car is a black Mercedes E220, registration RX64 YSF.

Police have tweeted to anyone who saw anything last evening at Tescos while they were shopping.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:27 am  

Richmond children measure up slimmer

Obesity in children in the borough of Richmond is about half that of other London boroughs according to a report by the Healthy London Partnership.

It showed that only 5.3% of children aged 4 to 5 were obese compared with 10.2% in other boroughs.

For those in year 6, 12.6% in Richmond were considered obese against 23.2% elsewhere.

The figures came from a national child measurement programme in which more than a million children were measured every year.

Richmond Council has a number of campaigns to encourage healthy lifestyles along with sports and fitness programmes for young people.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:43 am  

Hunt for car stolen in Brooklands car park

Surrey police are hunting a car that was stolen Friday evening at around 20 past 6 in the car park at Tesco Brooklands.

The driver of the car was adding air to his tyres when two men approached and told him to ‘get away’. They took his car keys and left in the car.

They’re described as Asian, in their twenties, and both were wearing jeans and dark hoodies. One was wearing a woolly hat.

The car is a black Mercedes E220, registration RX64 YSF.

Police would ask anyone who has information about the two suspects or the car to contact them on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:13 am  

Friday, 16 February 2018

Prince Harry's admitted he's like a "Labrador with a tennis ball" when he sees a rugby ball

The 33 year-old made the confession as he met young players at Twickenham Stadium - and watched the England team train.

Harry, who's the Rugby Football Union's patron, spoke about his love of the sport but said he didn't play any more after "numerous injuries".
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:07 pm  

Chelsea safely avoided an FA Cup upset at home to Championship strugglers Hull

Last season's Premier League champions progressed to the quarter-finals with a 4-nil victory.

Leicester join them in the last-eight after a 1-nil win over Sheffield United.

Jamie Vardy scored the only goal.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:30 pm  

UPDATE: A Met Police officer facing a possible gross misconduct hearing following the death of a mentally ill man in custody has been suspended

Sgt Paul White was the officer in charge when paranoid schizophrenic Sean Rigg died at Brixton police station in 2008.

In 2012 an inquest jury found that police used "unsuitable" force after arresting Mr Rigg in Balham for attacking passers-by and officers.

Sgt White had initially requested to retire, which would have meant he avoided a misconduct hearing.

Campaigners said it’s only because of pressure from the Rigg family that his retirement was rejected.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:50 pm  

A man has been jailed for 11 months for running a brothel in Hounslow

29 year old Ionut-Daniel Bosoi of no fixed abode was sentenced at Isleworth Crown Court.

UK Immigration also ordered him to remain in immigration detention after serving his prison sentence until he's deported to Romania.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:46 pm  

The majority of mothers happy with Kingston Hospital’s maternity unit is well above the national average

94% of 200 women who took part in a survey said they had received after birth care with a home visit from a midwife.

91% said they were treated with “respect and dignity” during their experience.

The survey has given the Trust a 47% response rate, compared with the national average of just 35.8%.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:05 pm  

Surrey police are appealing for help in tracing a wanted man who has links to Woking and Guildford

Sonny Lucas was released from prison earlier this month and failed to follow instructions as to where he should live on his release.

He’s now wanted for recall to prison after breaching the strict conditions of his licence.

He’s white, around 5ft 6” with brown medium-length hair and is thought to have facial hair.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:23 pm  

A Met Police officer facing a possible gross misconduct hearing following the death of a mentally ill man in custody wants to retire

Sgt Paul White was the officer in charge when paranoid schizophrenic Sean Rigg died at Brixton police station in 2008.

In 2012 an inquest jury found that police used "unsuitable" force after arresting Mr Rigg in Balham for attacking passers-by and officers.

The BBC understands the police watchdog has directed the Met that Sgt White and another officer should face a gross misconduct hearing.

Rules dictated that an officer won’t face a hearing if they decide to retire.

Regulations were changed in December, which means a police officer can now be pursued for gross misconduct even if they retire or resign.

But it’s thought the new rules won’t apply as they only came into force last year and Mr Rigg died in 2008.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:37 pm  

Leader of Hounslow Council calls for Free School to withdraw its misleading claims

The leader of Hounslow council says Floreat Free School hasn’t been “honest” with parents.

The Brentford based school announced it was closing last week.

It cited difficulties finding a permanent site as the reason for closure.

But Cllr Steve Curran says he feels something else lies behind the move, and he's issued an open letter to The Chair of the Floreat Education Academies Trust (FEAT), Martyn Rose.

Dear Mr Rose

I had hoped for a mutually agreed approach to the media in the handling of the current crisis.

However, despite our efforts to share our communications in a timely fashion, we have not received the same courtesy from yourselves.

Yesterday, the Trust issued an inaccurate and misleading statement, specifically that: “The closure of Floreat Brentford is entirely due to the authorities’ failure to secure a permanent school site for our children.”

It is clear in the Department for Education’s (DfE) Free School Guidance for new Free Schools (April 2017) that it is the Education Skills and Funding Agency (ESFA) who are tasked with finding and securing a suitable site for a Free School not the Local Authority.

I am requesting that, as Chair of the Floreat Education Academies Trust Board, you ensure that the statement issued by Floreat yesterday is corrected immediately.

Inaccuracies of this nature are highly damaging reputationally, doing little to resolve the issues, or assuage the concerns of parents/carers during a very difficult time.

I would request that future statements are shared and agreed with us prior to circulation.

Yours sincerely

Cllr Steve Curran
Leader of the Council

Speaking to Jackie's Lucy Mayer earlier this week, Cllr Curran said he felt the school wasn't being entirely honest with parents.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

West Brom are investigating four players over an "incident" at a recent training camp.

They spent some time in Spain after their Premier League defeat by Chelsea on Monday.

Chairman John Williams and chief executive Martin Goodman were sacked in midweek because of the team's poor performances.

Albion are bottom of the table, five points adrift, and seven points away from escaping the relegation zone.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

London boroughs are planning fines of up to £500 for climbing trees, flying kites and playing cricket in parks

Wandsworth is overhauling park rules for the first time in nearly a century, with the threat that anyone breaking them could be fined or ejected.

The borough’s previous 27 point list drawn up in 1924 will be replaced with 49 new diktats.

It includes bans on metal detectors and remote control model boats on ponds, if they are approved at a committee meeting on Wednesday.

The rules will be enforced by civilian park police, who dress like Met officers with a kit of stab vests, handcuffs and bodycams, but lack their powers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:45 pm  

Sandown Park win for former soldier

A former soldier who lost part of his right leg in Afghanistan has made history by winning the Royal Artillery Gold Cup at Sandown

Captain Guy Disney has ridden with a prosthetic leg since his vehicle was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade in Helmand Province in 2009.

Today’s win marks another step in the 35-year-old’s extraordinary recovery.

His victory on Rathlin Rose followed their triumph in last year’s race with victory coming over the same course and distance.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:26 pm  

Prince Harry joined the Six Nations squad for a spot of training at Twickenham earlier

The 33-year-old royal, who is Patron of the Rugby Football Union, chatted with players and team coach Eddie Jones.

England is getting in shape for their next Six Nations match against Scotland next week.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

An activist and teacher has been selected as Labour’s parliamentary candidate in Wimbledon

Jackie Schneider has run a number of borough wide campaigns, particularly to support and find homes for refugees.

The seat is currently held by Conservative MP Stephen Hammond with a majority of more than 5,000.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:28 pm  

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is expected to rotate his squad for tonight’s FA Cup clash with Hull

He’s without the injured David Luiz, Tiemoue Bakayoko and Ross Barkley for the fifth-round tie.

But Conte says a strong cup run is high on his list of priorities for the rest of the season.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:38 pm  

A consultation about electric vehicle charging points is taking place in Richmond as the numbers of such vehicles are increasing

To date, up to 7 sites, each with 2 or 3 points, have received planning permission.

After the consultation, a further 25 locations are expected to be selected, each with 3 charging points.

The government has announced that by 2040 petrol and diesel vehicles will no longer be sold.

The consultation runs until the middle of next month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:18 pm  

A man from Addlestone has been charged in connection with a number of burglaries at supermarket staff rooms

33 year old Mark Williams is charged with three counts of burglary, one count of attempted burglary, one count of affray and 11 counts of fraud.

He will next appear at Staines Magistrates' Court in May.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:17 pm  

This morning’s papers suggest a former Chelsea captain is after Antonio Conte’s job

It’s reported John Terry's eyeing a return to the Blues in a coaching role.

His contract with Aston Villa runs out in July.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:32 am  

Workers at South Western Railway are taking industrial action for four days from this morning

It’s in their row over driver-only operated trains.

Members of the RMT union will refuse to work any rest days.

SWR says it plans to run a normal service, but is advising passengers to check before they travel.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:13 am  

The leader of Hounslow council says the authority is working hard to find places for children left abandoned by the closure of a free school

Floreat Brentford announced it was shutting last week after just three years amidst problems with funding and finding a permanent site.

It had been due to move on to the site of a car park in Layton Road.

Hounslow Council leader Steve Curran says there are around 70 children now looking for a new school.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:52 am  

Drivers in Richmond are being warned about car theft

There were more than 1,300 thefts from parked cars in Richmond last year.

Police say new analysis shows in excess of 50% of thefts are after owners left valuables on display.

They are encouraging people to exercise caution and common sense.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:50 am  

Chelsea look to avoid FA Cup shock

Chelsea will look to avoid an FA Cup last 16 upset tonight.

The Premier League champions entertain Championship strugglers Hull at Stamford Bridge.

Leicester also take on second tier opposition when they meet Sheffield United at the King Power Stadium.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:04 am  

Shelter highlights housing problems in Kensington and Chelsea

Figures released by Homeless charity Shelter have highlighted the housing problem faced by families in Kensington and Chelsea.

The charity says one in every seven families in Britain’s wealthiest borough are technically homeless.

One-thousand-441 families in Kensington and Chelsea are staying in accommodation which is temporary, insecure or unsafe.

Across the capital an average of one in 24 families are living in temporary accommodation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:47 am  

Work on Wimbledon stadium to begin soon

AFC Wimbledon remains optimistic about moving into their new stadium at Plough Lane in time for the 2019-20 season.

Work on the £25-million stadium is expected to start later this month.

Clearing work at the site of the old Wimbledon Greyhound Stadium will start in the next two weeks and the club should know by early spring when construction work can begin.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:35 am  

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Croydon Police has commissioned an anti-knife-crime play for schools.

The 40 minute performance is titled “You Choose” and is part of Croydon’s Choose Your Future campaign.

It will be linked to a 20 minute Q&A session and workshop.

Community Arts Practice teacher Lucy Harris is calling it “important, emotive and relevant”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:27 pm  

Richmond council is being praised again for the having the lowest percentage of overweight children in London.

The Healthy London Partnership has reported that only 5.3% of Richmond’s children aged 4-5 years are considered obese.

That is compared to 10.2% in other London Boroughs.

Richmond says it’s continuing to campaign to encourage healthy lifestyles with its Active travel programme and the Daily Mile.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:23 pm  

The cost to purchase a house in Mitcham, Morden and Wimbledon has risen significantly since December 2016.

According to the Office for National Statistics, homes in these three areas rose by 9.8% from 486 to £534,000.

Merton was one of only four London boroughs where the number of homes sold in 2017 was higher than the number sold the previous year.

This is unprecedented growth compared to the rest of the capital, with house sales falling by more than 30% in a third of boroughs.

Transport for London committed £70 million to an extension of the Croydon tram network in September with a new branch line to run from South Wimbledon to Morden and Sutton.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:05 pm  

National Rail has confirmed there is currently a fault affecting the electric power rail between New Malden and Clapham Junction.

This is causing a huge disruption to South Western Railway services.

Earlier this evening London’s Waterloo station was compared to being like a zoo, with thousands of rammed commuters caught up in the disruption.

The rail operator warned some travellers may want to divert their course to avoid congesting the area while engineers work to resolve the problem.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:48 pm  

South Western Railway staff to strike again

The RMT union has confirmed another strike date in its long-running dispute over the role of guards, and driver-only trains.

Staff at Northern and Merseyrail will walk out on Saturday, March the 3rd.

Meanwhile the RMT says planned industrial action on South Western Railway, as part of the same row, will go ahead tomorrow and last until Monday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Three men found guilty of murder in Croydon have been jailed for life

21 year old Adam Benzahi will serve a minimum term of 22 years; 18 year old Samuel Oliver-Rowland was sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum term of 20 years; and 17 year old Junior Simpson was also sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum term of 18 years.

18 year old Saskia Haye-Elliot was found guilty of manslaughter and today was sentenced to 12 years and six months imprisonment.

15 year old Jermaine Goupall was with friends outside the Costcutter shop in Green Lane on the evening of the 8th of August last year when a silver-coloured Ford Focus car pulled up and a number of people wearing balaclavas and armed with knives and a machete got out and chased them.

Most of the group took cover in the shop.

Jermaine was chased on foot with the car also following.

His attackers caught up with him and stabbed him.

Police were called to Green Lane at around 11pm and members of the public rushed to help Jermaine as he lay injured before police officers and the London Ambulance Service arrived.

Jermaine was pronounced dead at the scene shortly before midnight.

A post-mortem gave cause of death as a single stab wound to the leg, his femoral vein had been wounded.

The Met's Homicide and Major Crime Command launched an investigation.

The suspects were identified through mobile phone analysis, CCTV enquiries which identified the vehicle in which the suspects travelled to the scene and information from the community.

During the trial, the court heard that Jermaine and his friends were possibly targeted due to ongoing tensions between rival gangs in the area.

However, police believe that Jermaine was not himself an active gang member.

Information received led officers to the suspects, and analysis of their mobile phone activity placed them in the area, and showed that they were in contact before and after the murder with no use at the time of the murder.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

It’s alleged that police knew about the history of a man found guilty of murdering his niece at a house in Kingston

33 year old Mujahid Arshid was yesterday found guilty of abducting, raping and murdering Celine Dookhran.

He was jailed for life to serve a minimum of 40 years.

There are now calls for an independent review of Scotland Yard's safeguarding.

It’s after it emerged that Arshid offered a girl up to be assaulted to an undercover police officer in 2014 via an online chatroom.

The officer was investigating paedophiles as part of the Met's Operation Amazon.

A police spokeswoman told The Times that a case file was passed to prosecutors at the time.

But it was deemed not to reach the evidence threshold because the device Arshid had been using couldn't be traced.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

A3 accident between Ripley and Wisley leaves two people in hospital

Officers were called at 10.25am following reports of a collision between five vehicles on the northbound stretch between Ripley and Ockham.

Two people have been taken to hospital with minor injuries.

Due to a diesel spillage, the road is still closed while the repair of the road and barrier takes place.

The recovery process "has been slow due to the need to recover two lorries."

Stay tuned to Jackie for the latest travel.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:41 pm  

A popular bus service in Epsom has been saved

Last week, there were doubts about what would happen to the 166 service which runs between West Croydon and Epsom Town Centre.

The service is operated by TfL, but it falls under the remit of Surrey County Council.

Today GLA member for Sutton Steve O’Connell tweeted: ‘Delighted that after pressure the 166 Bus will continue to run to #Epsom Hospital. Good news.’
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

Accident on A3 causing chaos at Wisley

Two accidents have caused horrid delays for drivers throughout the day.

The A3 was shut due to an accident Northbound at Wisley just before 10.30am.

Officers say a diesel spillage means it’s likely to be closed for some time.

PC Dan Pascoe is at the scene.

Meanwhile, there are severe delays on the M23 after an accident Northbound between Gatwick and the M25.

Stay tuned to Jackie for the latest travel or follow us on Twitter @Jackie_Travel
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:28 pm  

A man from Purley has been jailed for 12 years for a number of historic indecent assaults on girls under the age of 14

77 year old John Robinson was first reported to police in April 2014.

He stood accused of abusing girls, who were all aged between eight and 14 years at an address in Croydon in the 1980s.

He has to serve a minimum of six years in prison.

PC Beth Spence, the investigating officer from the Met's Child Abuse and Sexual Offences Command, said: "Robinson abused five young girls in the 1980's under the guise of sexual education and preparing them for adulthood.

"I would like to pay tribute to the victims who have been incredibly patient with this long running criminal investigation and who were exceedingly courageous to give evidence against their abuser.

I hope this verdict provides them with a measure of comfort and closure."
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:07 pm  

England rugby union forward Joe Marler says he's relieved to be back in normal training with the squad

He was banned for their opening two Six Nations matches after being sent off for Twickenham based Harlequins.

England boss Eddie Jones made him and James Haskell train with the fitness coaches during their suspensions.

Marler tells us, it wasn't fun.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:56 pm  

Kingston hospital has invested in a new phototherapy machine called the TL01 as part of its improvement plan

The new narrow-band machine will enable the dermatology team to treat 18 more patients a week.

People with chronic inflammatory skins diseases such as psoriasis and eczema will also have their waiting times reduced.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:53 pm  

6 years in prison for two men who attacked a man outside a pub in Englefield Green

Two men have been jailed after their violent attack on a man outside a pub in Egham left a man in hospital with severe injuries

The victim suffered a suspected broken cheek, fractured rib and collapsed lung.

He was set upon by David Slater-Hunt and Taylor Redman outside The Armstrong Gun in Englefield Green in August last year.

A court heard the pair had been drinking for most of the day before the attack, and that Slater-Hunt had also taken cocaine.

They were each sentenced to six years in prison for the assault.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:09 am  

Tributes are being paid to the Heathrow employee who died yesterday

Tributes are being made to a British Airways engineer killed in a runway crash at Heathrow Airport.

44 year old John Coles died after two vehicles collided on the tarmac at Terminal 5 yesterday morning.

Mr Coles, who began working for BA as an apprentice in 1989, went into cardiac arrest on the taxiway. He died in hospital.

One of Mr Cole's colleagues told the Daily Mail: "John was a great friend to us all. He was kind, generous and chatty.”

“He was a gentle, likeable, positive man with lots of ideas for his future.”

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

Thames Water says it is looking into reports of flooding along The Cut in New Malden

The utilities company spent around 18 months upgrading pipes under the route in 2016.

But, since the upgrade, some residents say there’s been a problem with rain water draining away, during particularly wet periods.

The Cut runs from New Malden station to Elm Road and is a passage popular with commuters and residents.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:38 am  

Actor Tom Holland says his parents keep him grounded

Actor Tom Holland says he credits his father for keeping him grounded.

The 21-year-old from Kingston says he’s grateful his dad, comedian Dominic Holland, isn’t afraid to tell him when he’s wrong.

He also says his parents keep him “chained to the floor” so he doesn’t get lost in the world of Hollywood.

Holland began his career in the West End and later made his big debut as Spider-Man last year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

British Airways flight mid-air emergency was a false alarm

A mid-air emergency declared by a British Airways flight to London Heathrow was a false alarm.

Flight BA947 from Munich was due to land in London at 9.10am but is expected to be a few minutes late.

Earlier this morning, a pilot declared a Squawk 7700 - indicating a general emergency.

But a spokesman for the airliner tol the Mirror the incident was a 'false alarm' and the issued had been 'flagged'.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:07 am  

Epsom man banned from multiple shops in Surrey

An Epsom man has been banned from shops across Surrey for three years.

It’s part of 32 year old Darren Thomas Beckett’s Criminal Behaviour Order.

The CBO was issued due to his persistent criminal behaviour and the blatant disregarded to banning letters issued by the shops.

The order bans him from entering the following shops in the Surrey county:

- Marks and Spencer
- Cooperative Retail Services
- Boots Lloyds Pharmacy
- TK Maxx
- Cost Cutter
- BP Service Stations

In Epsom he is not allowed to enter:

Pound Lane Convenience Store
-Epsom News Agency
-Waterloo Road, Epsom
-Epsom Bathroom Centre

If Beckett breaches this, he could be sent to prison.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 am  

Twickenham officer cleared of gross misconduct

A police officer in Twickenham has been cleared of gross misconduct.

PC Damian Catherall was accused of using disproportionate force towards a man during a stop and search in 2014.

However a hearing led by an independent chair found the allegations to be “not proven”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

Croydon landlord handed £6000 fine

A landlord in Croydon has been fined £6,000 for renting out a property without a licence.

It’s understood Raymond Brock from Upper Norwood was repeatedly reminded by the council to apply for a licence.

However, he is said to have ignored them as well as letters asking him for more information about the property.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:04 am  

Today marks the start of Epsom’s annual charity book fair, which raised £36,000 last year

Proceeds will go to national and local charities, including Action for Children, Epsom Food Bank and Hope4Malawi.

It takes place at Epsom Methodist Church from 10am until 8.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:04 am  

The MP for Ealing Central and Acton is urging the home office to stop a far-right Polish speaker into the country

Rafał Zienkiewicz has been accused of comparing muslims to barbarians and invaders, but is due to give speeches in the UK at the weekend.

MP Rupa Huq has already cancelled one of Rafał’s speeches in Acton he was due to give on Sunday.

Rafał has threatened to sue Huq and has insisted his appearances would not be inflammatory.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:04 am  

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Family of Jim Middleton from Epsom "relieved but sad" following the discovery of his body

The family of a man who was found dead 8 months after he went missing say they’re “relieved but sad” it took so long for him to be discovered.

Jim Middleton was last seen heading towards Ashtead Common after leaving his home in Epsom last July.

Numerous searches were carried out but were then stopped from September to January due to weather conditions.

The 70-year-old’s body was discovered last Sunday at around 1pm.

Surrey Police are treating the death as unexplained.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:54 pm  

Heathrow Airport has condemned a duty free promotion which was deemed to be 'racist' towards Chinese people

The promotional event held by World Duty Free, a commercial partner of Heathrow.

The shop required Chinese travellers to pay a minimum spend of £1,000 to receive a 20 % discount.

Shoppers from elsewhere in the world were given the same discount after spending just £250 on goods.

A Heathrow spokeswoman said the airport deemed the offer “completely unacceptable”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:33 pm  

The MP for Carshalton and Wallington has condemned Ministers for refusing to give rail passengers a one-month refund

Tom Brake has called for annual season-ticket holders to be given refunds for what he described as “appalling” rail services in 2017.

He says, “It’s only right that commuters, who pay thousands for a service that has been consistently failing them, receive some level of compensation.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:40 pm  

Valentines day is today and Epsom and St Helier hospitals are using it as an opportunity to promote healthy hearts

Doctors from the hospitals have released their top tips for preventing heart and coronary diseases.

It’s a strand of illnesses that kills more than one in four people in the UK.

The tips include eating wheat and whole grain bread.

To see the full list of tips please visit the NHS website.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:24 pm  

Man to spend at least 40 years behind bars for murder in Kingston

WARNING: Distressing content

A man has been sentenced to life with a minimum of 40 years for the the murder of 20-year-old Celine Dookhran.

33 year old Mujahid Arshid from Mitcham was also sentenced to varying periods of time of less than 40 years, all to run concurrently with the life sentence, for the other offences he was convicted of at the same time.

These were: the attempted murder of a second female victim, one count of sexual assault, one count of assault by penetration, two counts of kidnap and two counts of rape.

Arshid was found not guilty of possession of a firearm.

Police launched an investigation after being called to an address on Coombe Lane West in Kingston on the evening of July the 19th 2017.

They had been alerted after a second victim had managed to escape from Arshid and raise the alarm.

Officers attended the property at around 8pm and found Celine's body.

Arshid was quickly identified as a suspect and arrested in the early hours of the following morning at a hotel in Folkestone.

An investigation revealed that he had spent the three weeks prior to the incident planning how to abduct Celine and the second victim.

He was said to have been motivated to kill by his infatuation for them, and jealousy because of other relationships they were in.

The Old Bailey jury heard that he had carried out internet searches about how to dissolve bodies in acid and how long it took for someone to freeze to death.

On the morning of the 19th of July, Arshid entered an address on Homefield Gardens in Mitcham wearing a balaclava.

Miss Dookhran and the second victim were gagged and had their mouths, hands and feet bound with tape.

They were then wrapped in dust sheets.

Arshid is said to have gathered clothes and other items belonging to the two women and put them in a suitcase, it is believed that he wanted to make it look like they were running away.

The victims were loaded into the back of his vehicle.

Arshid then drove the victims to an address on Coombe Lane West in Kingston, which he had been hired to carry out building work on and knew was empty.

Both women were raped by Arshid at the address and he inflicted a fatal slash wound on Celine's neck.

He then put her in a chest freezer he had installed at the property two days before and padlocked it shut.

The second victim also suffered a neck wound which was not fatal.

She spoke to Arshid during the attacks and he stopped the violence.

She managed to get hold of a mobile phone whilst being held captive and tell her mother she had been kidnapped.

She didn't know where she had been taken, but was able to remember landmarks.

Seemingly coming to terms with what he had done, Arshid called a relative and they met.

Seeing the injuries to the second victim, the relative got her out of Arshid's car and took her to hospital.

She would later recount what had happened.

Arshid first drove home where he spoke to his wife whilst gathering belongings and his passport.

He then drove to New Malden and boarded a train to Kent.

When he was arrested, Arshid was carrying a key to the padlock on the freezer and was found with purses belonging to the two victims.

A post-mortem examination carried out at Kingston Mortuary gave Celine's cause of death as an incised wound to the neck.

Detective Chief Inspector Sam Price, led the investigation for the Homicide and Major Crime Command, she said:

"This was a sexually motivated attack of unspeakable violence and horror which ended in one murder, with a second surviving victim suffering serious injuries and ongoing trauma.

"Throughout the trial, Arshid's attempts to deflect blame from himself have been deplorable. I am glad the jury have seen through his lies and have convicted him of these horrific crimes.

"Celine's family have been forced to sit through weeks of reliving their daughter's last hours and they have done this with absolute dignity.

Their distress has been compounded by the fact Arshid was someone they knew and trusted.

"I would like to pay tribute to them, and the surviving victim, who have shown great strength and courage during this investigation - this is in complete contrast to Arshid's cowardice."
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:11 pm  

Three men have been found guilty of the murder of a teenager in Croydon

The group were convicted of murdering 15 year old Jermaine Goupall in august last year.

Jermaine and his friends were outside a Costcutters in Green Lane when a silver ford focus pulled up and people in balaclavas got out.

They then chased them with knives and machetes.

A woman was also convicted of manslaughter.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

A builder has been found guilty of murdering his 20 year old niece in Kingston and putting her in a deep freezer

Mujahid Arshid kidnapped Celine Dookhran in July last year, along with another woman he’s been convicted of attempted murder and sexual assault towards.

He said that internet searches about the temperature that human bodies freeze to death were just coincidences.

His co-accused, Vincent Tappu, was cleared of kidnapping charges.

The victim’s body was found at an empty house in Coombe Lane West.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:04 pm  

Police in Epsom make appeal after burglary

Police are looking for anyone who may have been offered a “unique” neck chain that was stolen during an aggravated burglary in Epsom.

Two men broke into a house on Tonstall Road at 11pm on Sunday, in a burglary that left the homeowner with severe injuries.

One of the burglars sustained injuries to the face when the homeowner tried to defend himself.

The two men were in their early 20s, approximately 6ft tall, white and of slim build, in zipped up sweatshirts and black hooded jumpers.

Anyone with information can contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:55 pm  

The large redevelopment of a former care home in Sutton is in the works despite being rejected by the council and opposed by residents

The building in Cavendish Road can now be demolished to make way for a block of 16 flats.

The council had rejected these plans in January 2017 on the grounds it didn’t fit the character of the street.

The developer appealed to the Planning Inspectorate, who decided in favour of the redevelopment.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:14 pm  

UPDATE: Fatal crash at Heathrow Airport

A man in his 40s has died after two airport vehicles crashed on the airfield at Heathrow.

Scotland Yard says he suffered serious injuries when it happened on the taxiway just after six this morning.

Another man has been left with a broken shoulder.

No arrests have been made.

Several flights have been disrupted - Heathrow has apologised for any inconvenience caused.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:43 am  

UPDATE: accident at Heathrow Airport.

Passengers have been evacuated from plane at Heathrow Airport after a “serious accident” involving two vehicles on the airfield.

Emergency services were called to the scene at Terminal 5 shortly after 6am.

Two men, believed to be staff members, were injured after the two vehicles collided on the taxiway.

One man was apparently treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Another man, aged in his 40s, went into cardiac arrest after he was rescued and has been taken to a west London hospital.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

Police called to a 'serious accident' at Heathrow Airport

Police have been called to Heathrow Airport following reports of an "serious accident" involving two members of staff.

Emergency teams have been rushed to the scene after the incident which happened around 8am at Terminal 5.

Passengers on at least one plane said they had been told to leave the aircraft following the incident.

Heathrow confirmed the incident on Twitter but said it was not expected to cause delays.

A spokesperson told the Mirror Online: "We are dealing with a serious accident involving two vehicles on the airfield.

We’ll have more on this story as it develops.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

700,000 households have disappeared from the social housing waiting list across England

Vulnerable people are potentially unable to access social housing due to a change in the law.

Under the Localism Act 2011 councils were granted greater powers to restrict access to social housing.

Since then 700,000 households have disappeared from waiting lists across England.

Now a local connection often more than five years in a borough is required by 35% of councils to access the social housing register.

In Hammersmith and Fulham the number of households on the waiting list decreased by 83% between 2010 and 2017.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 am  

See what £5 can get you this Valentine's Day at a Croydon hotel

Experts estimate the average couple will spend £45 each on presents this Valentine’s Day.

However, one hotel in Croydon says you don’t have to break the bank to have a romantic day.

easyHotel is offering guests the chance to upgrade their experience for a mere £5.

So, what does this delightful package include?

Couples can hire a pink and orange four-poster canopy to self-assemble in their room

A litre bottle of Fanta and a Terry's Chocolate Orange is also included.

That’s right, a bottle of pop, some chocolate and a do-it-yourself gazebo.

It’s safe to say if romance wasn’t dead already, it certainly is now.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:05 am  

Three men arrested over an illegal firearm on Purley Way

Three men have been arrested after a firearm was recovered from a pulled over car in Purley Way yesterday.

It was part of a pre-planned operation from the Met's Trident and Gangs Command.

The vehicle was stopped just before 6pm and three men were arrested on suspicion of possessing an illegal firearm.

They currently remain in a central London police station.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:34 am  

Richmond Council bosses want to take control of Hammersmith Bridge

The route is closed once again this half term week for continued strengthening works by Transport for London.

The 130 year old structure is owned by Hammersmith and Fulham Council.

But Richmond’s council leader Paul Hodgins says it seems people in his borough are more dependent on the route than anywhere else.

He says the bridge often closes without much warning and he’d like to explore the opportunity for control.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 am  

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Wasps rugby union centre Kyle Eastmond has been given a six-week ban

It’s after he pleaded guilty to two offences from Sunday's Premiership win at Harlequins.

He was sent off for a dangerous tackle on Marcus Smith - and after the game was cited for a separate challenge on Ross Chisholm.

Eastmond's free to play again from the 17th of April.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:10 pm  

Richmond and Wandsworth councils have launched their new, joint, Health Visitor Service for parents

The service will help all pregnant women, parents and carers with children aged up to five years old.

It’ll offer support and advice in order to promote good health, detect issues early, prevent accidents and ensure immunisation.

New mums will also be able to get help and advice with breastfeeding.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:16 pm  

A man from Addlestone has become the 18th person jailed for dealing class A drugs following a proactive operation across North Surrey

27-year-old Daniel John was sentenced to just over 3 years in prison at Guildford Crown Court yesterday.

Last month Colleen Kennedy, also from Addlestone, was sentenced to 2 years in prison and given a 5 year Criminal Behaviour Order.

The intelligence-led operation was set up to disrupt drug dealing and resulted in 200 officers carrying out searches in Cobham, Sunbury and Epsom.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:38 pm  

An anti-knife campaign is underway across the UK

The countrywide campaign will encourage youngsters to ‘Bin the Blade’ at drop off points without fear of prosecution

Surrey Police has recorded an average of 211 knife crimes per month over the last three years.

London knife crime rates are at their highest in seven years.

Surrey Police and Crime Commissioner David Munro says he believes youngsters are unaware of the dangers posed.

Possession of a knife carries a prison sentence of up to five years.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:15 pm  

The leader of Hounslow council is reiterating that the authority is not responsible for the closure of Floreat school in Brentford.

Steve Curran says the school is misleading people by saying the council “failed to find it a permanent site”

He says it is not the council’s responsibility to find sites for Free Schools; it’s down to the individual school’s sponsor.

He goes on to say that the Government Free School programme removes any power an authority may have.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:56 pm  

The number of school places for children with special needs in Kingston is set to increase

The council has agreed to invest £1 million in the services.

A new building is to be erected at St Philip’s in Chessington which will allow for an extra 32 youngsters per year.

The Hollyfield school in Surbiton will also expand to accommodate up to 20 more children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:51 pm  

Plans for the Boston Manor regeneration programme have moved forward

Hounslow Council has voted to proceed with an application to the Heritage Lottery Fund for repairs to Boston Manor House.

The money is needed to implement a major restoration programme for the Jacobean Grade I listed building.

It includes sensitive structural repairs and restoring rooms not currently accessible to the public.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

People who use a day centre in Teddington are being asked if it really is value for money

Residents who access Elleray Hall day centre are being told to air their views as part of a new consultation.

Richmond Council wants to combine a number of services including the centre, two charities and library services into one community hub.

The consultation will last from February the 21st to March the 9th.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

Battersea Cats and Dogs Home is re-homing northern cats in the south of the country

It has paired up with Yorkshire Cat Rescue to send unwanted moggies to areas where they are in more demand.

The Yorkshire charity sent 100 cats to Battersea for re-homing in the south last year and is urging owners to neuter their pets.

The charities say the cats are not strays and have had health checks.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

UPDATED: A train passenger brought a South Western Railway service to a standstill earlier

The route between Richmond and Clapham Junction was suspended just after 3 o’clock.

British Transport Police confirmed officers removed a man from the service at North Sheen and the train continued with its journey.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:27 pm  

Putney's MP defends her record as former International Development Secretary

Former international development secretary Justine Greening says she's 'shocked' by sexual misconduct allegations surrounding Oxfam.

It's alleged some of its workers hired prostitutes in Haiti in 2011 and that children had been abused in some of its shops.

The MP for Putney says she tried to push for more safeguards when she was in charge of the UK's aid projects.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Passengers have allegedly brought services to a standstill at Clapham Junction

South Western Railway services were suspended just after 3 o’clock between Richmond and the station.

SWR says it is aware of a problem on the line between Barnes and Twickenham.

We're awaiting a statement from British Transport Police.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

Hounslow council says there seems to be a “misunderstanding” about free schools

It’s after Floreat School in Brentford announced it was closing after just three years following challenges in temporary accommodation.

A spokesman for Hounslow council says the onus for finding and securing free school sites lies with the school’s sponsor.

Authorities can offer support, but it is not their responsibility to find and secure land.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

Walk the Walk founder Nina Barough praises women in the fight against breast cancer

A leading breast cancer charity says women are the reason breast cancer death rates are now second to prostate cancer.

Woking based Walk the walk is famous for its annual Moonwalk through the streets of London and many other major cities worldwide.

Charity founder Nina Barough says it’s the determination of women that has made the improvement, and men need to band together as women have done to help combat the disease.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:11 pm  

Richmond has launched its official anti fly-tip campaign

The Keep Richmond Clean initiative follows on from feedback received from residents last year.

Two-thirds of people who took part in a consultation said they felt fly-tipping was a problem in the borough.

Only half knew that it can result in a fine.

To find out more, just search for the #KeepRichmondClean on Twitter.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

Police have charged a 23 year old with murder in Streatham

Ronny Padilla is charged with stabbing a 19 year old to death in broad daylight on Sunday.

The victim was found in Hopton Road just before 4pm and died at the scene.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:13 pm  

Commuters using the District Line experienced huge delays during this morning’s rush hour

It’s after a signal failure caused chaos at Earl’s Court.

The service was part suspended between South Ken and Ealing Broadway/Richmond/Wimbledon.

Passengers were told to avoid using the line where possible.

The problem also affected the Circle Line.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:43 pm  

Ghost hunt held to raise awareness for Hanworth Park House

A ghost hunt was held on Friday and Saturday to raise awareness for Hanworth Park House.

The grade II listed building in the borough of Hounslow is under severe threat of falling down.

The owner had previously tried to build houses on the site to fund restoration, yet the council is blocking this as it lies on prime green belt.

Radio Jackie's Luke Williams has the full report:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:52 am  

A fire broke out in Staines this morning

Surrey fire and rescue believe the cause was a dehumidifier that was subject to product recall.

A dog raised the alarm before the smoke detector at the residential property on Manor Place.

There were no reports of any injuries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:19 am  

Man charged with fatal Streatham stabbing

Detectives investigating the fatal stabbing of a 19-year-old man in Streatham have charged a man.

23 year old Ronny Padilla was charged this morning

Padilla remains in custody to appear at Camberwell Magistrates later.

The victim who has not been formally identified was found stabbed in Hopton Road just before 4am on Sunday

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:36 am  

The owner of a grade II listed building in Hounslow is fighting with the council to find ways to restore it

Jackie's Luke Williams reports on the struggle to save historic Hanworth House.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am  

Heart Month comes to Wandsworth

People in Wandsworth are being urged to check their heart age as part of February's Heart Month.

It comes as heart disease is a leading cause of death in the borough.

They say there are many things you can do to look after your heart such as, staying active, eating well and drinking and smoking less.

For more information on how to find out your heart age visit the council’s website.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:42 am  

Plans for an Independent Educational Commision in Kingston gathers pace

Plans to establish an independent Education Commission for Kingston has gathered pace this week.

Council members unanimously backed the proposal.

The calls for the commission respond to concerns about the growing deficit on the schools budget, which is expected to reach £12 million by the end of this financial year.

The process for selecting an independent chair is being finalised.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:34 am  

Monday, 12 February 2018

The pressure has eased slightly on Chelsea boss Antonio Conte - after getting back on track in the Premier League

Following two successive defeats, they won 3-nil against West Brom to return to the top four.

Eden Hazard scored twice.

He says they've not been in the best form recently.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:12 pm  

Police are investigating after four MPs including the Commons leader received death threats over their views on Brexit

Andrea Leadsom, who campaigned for Leave, revealed she had been sent a letter on Monday signed off from "the real 48%".

It’s after one of Zac Goldsmith’s constituents in Richmond Park received a similar threat.

It read "If you attempt to take away part of someone’s identity. There are consequences.”

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said no arrest have been made and enquiries are ongoing.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:06 pm  

Heathrow has reported its busiest ever January as 5.8 million passengers travelled through the airport

That's 1.1% more than over the same period last year and the 15th consecutive monthly increase.

Domestic flights did particularly well, while freight travelling through the airport also hit record levels.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:42 pm  

Investigations are continuing after a woman was found dead near Walton station on Saturday night

Officers were called to Station Avenue around 11.15 after receiving reports over concerns for the safety of a woman in her 70s.

It’s thought the victim, who died suddenly, had been out for the evening in Surbiton before falling ill.

Detectives are keen to speak to a man in his late 20s or early 30s who stopped to help before the ambulance arrived.

The death is being treated as unexplained.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:11 pm  

An inquest has heard how a family from Tooting killed in a seaplane crash died from a combination of multiple injuries and drowning

Richard Cousins and his family died when the plane crashed into a river near Sydney on New Year’s Eve.

The senior coroner described it as a “tragic accident”.

A full inquest has been suspended pending an investigation in Australia.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:06 pm  

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte could really do with a win tonight to lift the pressure mounting on him

The Premier League champions host bottom of the table West Brom.

Conte's side have lost their last two top flight games - conceding seven goals.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:34 pm  

CCTV images have been released in the hunt for the man who allegedly attacked a woman at Streatham Station

A 46-year-old was verbally abused, threatened and kicked in the shin by a male suspect.

It happened at 5.20pm on the 28th of November.

Officers have released the images in the hope of making an arrest.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:41 pm  

It looks like the Met Police is to press ahead with borough mergers in an effort to save over £300 million

The current 32 borough model will be condensed to 12 Basic Command Units made up of two or three boroughs.

Under the plans, boroughs like Kingston, Merton, Richmond and Wandsworth would share a police commander.

The plan is due to be phased in over the next year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:38 pm  

Chelsea are without midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko for tonight’s clash with West Brom

He’s suspended after his red card at Watford.

Wing-back Marcos Alonso is likely to return but Andreas Christensen could again be side-lined with a hamstring strain.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte's facing more questions about his future ahead of tonight's Premier League match with West Brom

After heavy defeats to Bournemouth and Watford, speculation's mounting he could be sacked before the end of the season.

Marco Silva and Luis Enrique have both been linked with Stamford Bridge.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

It now seems estate agents are to make thousands of pounds out of thin air

The space above Drayton Court in Chelsea will go under the hammer at auction this week with a guide price of £560,000.

The rooftop site comes with planning permission for a flat accessed through the existing stair core of the building below.

Housing Secretary Sajid Javid last week confirmed plans to make it easier to build upwards in cities.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

An historic musical group from Richmond has received council funding to digitise and publish its library

The Richmond Brass Band was launched in 1933.

While it disbanded fifty years later, it was bought back last year and played at the Royal Legion’s Remembrance Sunday service.

The £5,000 will come from the council’s Civic Pride Scheme.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

A biker has died following a crash in Mitcham

Police were called to Windmill Road just before 11am.

The rider of the motorbike, a man believed to be in his 30s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Enquiries are underway to confirm his identity and contact his next of kin.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:59 pm  

Kingston’s Labour group leader says she does have some sympathy for Conservative Council leader Kevin Davis

He’s facing calls to resign after labelling a 17 year old resident “vile” on social media.

James Giles wanted to know if the fact Mr Davis’s son works for property developer CNM estates is a conflict of interest.

The company is currently developing a number of sites across the borough including Tolworth Tower.

Linsey Cottington says Mr Davis’s son is his own person.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

Time to have your say on plans to change the Wisley Interchange

A consultation has launched on proposed changes to the Wisley Interchange.

Around 100,000 drivers use the junction where the M25 meets the A3 every day.

Under the plans, Highways England wants to widen the A3 from three lanes to four between Ockham and Painshill.

A new access road to Wisley Gardens would also be created.

Guy Barter who is Chief Horticulturalist there says there are concerns about the plans.

List of public information event dates and locations.

· Friday 16 February, 2pm to 7:30pm, East Horsley Village Hall, East Horsley, KT24 6QT

· Saturday 17 February 10am to 5pm, East Horsley Village Hall, East Horsley, KT24 6QT

· Friday 23 February 12pm to 7:30pm, Cobham Hilton, Cobham, KT11 1EW

· Saturday 24 February 10am to 5pm, Cobham Hilton, Cobham, KT11 1EW

· Friday 2 March 2pm to 7:30pm, Cobham Village Hall, Cobham, KT11 2LU

· Saturday 3rd March 10am to 5pm, Cobham Village Hall, Cobham, KT11 2LU

· Friday 9 March 3:30pm to 8pm, Ripley Village Hall, High Street, Ripley, GU23 6AF

· Saturday 10 March 10am to 5pm, Ripley Village Hall, High Street, Ripley, GU23 6AF

· Friday 16 March 8am to 8pm, Cobham Services, M25

· Friday 23 March 8am to 8pm, Cobham Services, M25
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:30 pm  

The 23rd Annual Orchid Festival has launched at at Kew Gardens

This year’s event is inspired by the colours and sounds of Thailand.

Nick Johnson, Public Glasshouses Manager, who designed this year’s festival, has been chatting to Jackie's Simone Halfin about the event.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:35 pm  

Morden Hall Park is holding a ceremony next month to celebrate the work done by children in redesigning one of the entrances

Morden Hall Park is holding a ceremony next month to celebrate the work done by children in redesigning one of the entrances.

Last July, a group of year five youngsters designed and planted an “oasis” around the Phipps Bridge entrance.

They were given a list of native plants and shrubs, and had to make sure it was suitable for the wildlife and rich habitat of the park.

One boy who doesn’t have a garden at home says he “loved playing with mud”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:06 pm  

A teenager has been stabbed to death in Streatham

Police were called just before four o’clock yesterday afternoon to Hopton road, where the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

It is believed he was stabbed inside an address on the road, then made his way outside before collapsing from his injuries.

A 23 year old man was arrested at the scene and remains in custody.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

Sutton Council has invested over £14m in the London Cancer Hub

The 2.23 hectares of land purchased will allow for new labs, meeting rooms and a public exhibition space.

It comes a year after the council spent a further £14m on land for the project last year.

The London Cancer Hub is set to create 13,000 jobs and contribute £1.2bn to the UK economy each year, aiming to become the world leader in research and treatment.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:54 am  

The Shadow Chancellor and MP for Hayes and Harlington has said he would prefer a general election to a second EU referendum

John McDonnell appeared on ITV’s “Peston on Sunday” and said that a second referendum would cause further divisions in the country.

The comments come a month after Jeremy Corbyn said his party are not calling for a second referendum, but instead a “meaningful vote in parliament”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:34 am  

People in Norbiton are calling on CNM Estates to explain its plans for a Victorian cottage it owns, which burnt down last month

They’d like the property just off Coombe Road restored.

CNM owns a number of properties across the borough including Tolworth Tower and the Gala Bingo Hall in Kingston.

Kingston’s Labour group leader Linsey Cottington says the derelict site is upsetting for residents.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:55 am  

Work continues on the M4 tonight

Work to widen the M4 at Heathrow continues tonight.

The westbound entry slip road to Junction 4 will be closed overnight from 10 o’clock.

This stage of works by Highways England will take two nights.

It’s part of a 5 year project to create a so called smart motorway, where the hard shoulder is used as an extra lane at busy times.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:18 am  

Harlequins fail to capitalise on advantage

Harlequins lost to Wasps in the rugby union premiership despite having a man advantage for most of the game.

The Twickenham-based side failed to capitalise after Wasps's Kyle Eastmond was sent off for dangerous play.

Director of Rugby for Harlequins, John Kingston, spoke with Radio Jackie:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:24 am  

Chelsea boss responds ahead of game against West Brom

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte says he doesn't feel like there's any extra pressure on him for tonight's home game with West Brom.

They face the Premier League's bottom club having lost 3-nil to Bournemouth and 4-1 to Watford in their last two matches.

There's also been constant speculation about Conte's future at Stamford Bridge because of alleged behind-the-scenes issues.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:43 am  

14-man Wasps sting Harlequins at the Twickenham Stoop

The sun was shining down on a rather vibrant Twickenham Stoop. Kyle Sinckler was back in the starting line-up for Harlequins having recovered earlier than anticipated following injury at the England training camp.

This was the fourth meeting between Quins and Wasps this season, meeting in the European Champions Cup as well as the Premiership.

The visitors kicked off proceedings. The hosts opted to return the ball, box-kicking from the ruck. Play changed hands in the opening couple of minutes as both teams found their feet.

A long cross-field kick by Quins failed to find touch but forced Wasps to play from their own half. They broke through the defence at the half-way line before kicking into touch for a Quins’ defensive line-out on the 22.

A scramble for the ball saw the hosts come away with it and box-kick out for a competitive high ball. Wasps claimed possession and quick work meant Ross Chisholm was unable to gather a loose ball allowing Juan de Jongh to cross for a try; Cipriani converted: Harlequins 0 – 7 Wasps in the opening 5 minutes.

The restart failed to go 10 metres handing Wasps a scrum on the halfway line.

Wasps again broke through the Quins’ defence but a desperate tackle and stolen ball gave the hosts possession. They quickly pushed up to the visiting 22 and were awarded advantage. Visser and Marchant worked well on the near wing but were unable to reach the try-line.

Play returned to the scene of the penalty. Smith lined up his shot and opened the points tally for Harlequins: Harlequins 3 – 7 Wasps after 10 minutes.

No sooner had the game resumed than Wasps gathered their own re-start and Thomas Young slipped through the defenders to score an easy try: Harlequins 3 – 12 Wasps after 11 minutes.

The re-start was sent long and Wasps easily gathered the ball. Quins defended high and pinned Wasps in their own 22. A strong box-kick, however, forced Quins to back-track into their own half.

Joe Marchant passed to James Chisholm who himself dragged in defenders before releasing Visser on the wing. The Scotland international stepped back inside and was brought down short of the line. He stretched out but the Television Match Official (TMO) deemed it ‘No Try’.

5 metre scrum for Wasps. They fed and retrieved the ball, kicking out but failing to find touch. Quins ran it back and Ross Chisholm dropped to the floor. Wasps’ Wade alerted the medics to the injured player, despite his own coaches telling him to play on.

The referee Wayne Barnes allowed play to continue as medics attended to a flat-out Chisholm. The whistle was eventually blown but this was for a very different reason. Wasps’ Kyle Eastmond placed a very high and dangerous tackle on Marcus Smith. Several replays later, each looking worse than the last, and Eastmond was shown red. Wasps down to 14 men after 18 minutes.

Ross Chisholm, meanwhile, left the field for a Head Injury Assessment bringing Aaron Morris into play. This replacement became permanent for the rest of the game.

Quins kicked for a line-out inside the visiting half and from there the hosts pushed through. Wade briefly stole possession but it was soon re-gathered and Quins pressed for the line. Ben Glynn came the closest but then a scrum was awarded to Wasps just 5 metres from the line.

The visitors attempted to run from deep but Quins kept them pinned down, forcing a box-kick into touch just outside their 22. Wasps re-gathered following another poor line-out. Penalty awarded to the visitors who pushed play into the hosts’ half. The forwards attacked the defensive line before the outsides forced the pace.

They pushed up to the 22 before a superb turnover was passed out to Mat Luamanu then onto Marcus Smith. The little rocket broke through and sped up the field, passing to Dave Lewis who was tackled before reaching the try-line.

Wasps themselves turned over possession and play was taken out of the visiting 22. Scrum to the hosts. James Chisholm was seen limping on his left ankle but the magic of the medics allowed him to stay on the field.

Scrum-half Lewis released the ball and fly-half Smith needed no invitation to run. He passed on to Visser who this time was successful in adding his name to the score sheet. Conversion added by Smith: Harlequins 10 – 12 Wasps after 26 minutes.

The re-start was kicked deep and Quins successfully gathered. They attempted to run from deep but Wasps stole possession in the 22. More misery for the hosts as an offside ruling handed the visitors an easy penalty. Cipriani once again extended the Wasps’ lead: Harlequins 10 – 15 Wasps.

Quins kicked the re-start ball short enough to be challenged by their own team however Wasps were alert and claimed the ball. They box-kicked on and the high-ball was gathered well by the hosts who were then bundled into touch. This allowed Wasps a line-out just inside their half.

A maul formed and crossed into Quins’ territory before the ball was released to the centres. The ball was passed back to the wing but the visitors were not gaining ground.

Wasps’ Dan Robson was forced to kick and Quins returned the favour but with too much weight allowing the visitors a simple touch down behind their own try-line. They cleared their lines and Quins decided to bluff a kick and run with ball in hand.

Luamanu and Sinckler used their presence to gain ground although Wasps were doing their best to slow down play. Marcus Smith again used his pace to dance through the defensive line however it came to nothing. Wasps were awarded a penalty and dissent from Quins saw them moved back an extra 10 metres.

Wasps placed the ball into touch for a line-out on the halfway line.

Another penalty to the visitors who pushed play into the 22 but a forward pass handed a scrum to Quins. They released the ball to the wing and Morris with Visser again attempted to speed away; Morris being tackled into touch.

Quins, however, stole possession and continued their attack. In two long passes the ball reached the far wing but desperate defence saw turnover just metres from the line. Wasps kicked into touch handing Quins an attacking platform.

They again took the opportunity to send the ball to the near wing. Up to the try-line once again but penalty awarded to Wasps, ending the first half.

Frustration for Harlequins in the first 40 minutes - a team that had not been able to maximise the one-man advantage.

Half Time at the Twickenham Stoop: Harlequins 10 – 15 Wasps

In a bizarre twist to the day, the brilliant sunshine was replaced by rain, wind and hail. The temperature dropped.

While supporters ran for cover, Aaron Morris sprinted along the wing and crossed for a try for the hosts within the opening minutes of the second half.

The conversion was missed but Quins had drawn level: Harlequins 15 – 15 Wasps.

Wasps kicked long and the ball was gathered well by the hosts. They replied by box-kicking from the ruck, forcing the visitors back into their own half.

This play did not seem to bother Wasps who took the opportunity to run with ball in hand and swiftly returned to the hosts’ half of the pitch.

Replacement for Quins as Ben Glynn came off in place of Stan South. Meanwhile the opposition Hooker Tom Cruse received treatment ahead of a scrum.

The power of the visiting pack earned them a penalty. Cipriani lined up the sticks and added three more points to the scoreboard: Harlequins 15 – 18 Wasps after 46 minutes.

The re-start was kicked long and as the hail and rain subsided, the visitors placed another penalty into touch albeit still within their own territory.

They kept possession and box-kicked long; Quins gathered the ball well.

Unfortunately the pace of the hosts at their own ruck slowed considerably allowing Wasps to turnover possession and they continued to turn the screws, passing with confidence.

Quins put in the hard tackles and Ward stole the ball. He broke through the defence but the hosts seemed destined to hand any advantage back to the visitors and kicked for territory, only for Wasps to easily gather the ball.

They took this gift and ran it back up the field, with Young crossing for his second try with just 29 minutes remaining: Harlequins 15 – 25 Wasps.

Quins took this opportunity to switch the scrum-half with Jonno Kitto replacing Dave Lewis.

Roberts supplied Alofa Alofa who danced through the first line of defence before being taken down. Again Wasps stole possession and passed with ease. They were relaxed on the ball unlike Quins who had to force play.

With exceptional handling, Willie Le Roux crossed for a try. Cipriani extended the lead further with 27 minutes remaining: Harlequins 15 – 31 Wasps.

The home fans, usually so supportive of their team, turned against a ‘disgraceful’ performance.

Quins chased the re-start but Wasps still gathered ahead of them. The visitors box-kicked as far as Marcus Smith who simply ran it back. Quins were desperate to retain possession but were penalised for holding on just as they pushed for the try-line.

With 25 minutes remaining, Kyle Sinckler and Mat Luamanu were replaced by Will Collier and Archie White.

Wasps secured line-out ball and chipped through into touch just shy of the 22. Quins finally retained possession but the ball was not deemed to have been thrown straight. Scrum to Wasps in an attacking position.

The visitors gathered the ball and again chipped through gaining more ground and finding touch. Their confidence high and once again they stole possession. The maul moved into the 22 where Quins achieved turnover ball but instead of kicking to clear their lines they passed in hand, only to knock-on following a poor pass from Roberts. Lewis Boyce off, replaced by Mark Lambert for Quins (21 minutes left).

Wasps now had a very strong attacking platform 10 metres from the line. The scrum-half Robson passed quickly. Quins were strecthed and gave away another penalty, this time for a high tackle.

Cipriani kicked for a line-out and the Wasps gathered. Advantage was being played as the maul collapsed.

Play was sent to the centre then out to the wing. Very little forward movement was achieved and so the referee blew for the penalty. Meanwhile Quins’ no. 14 Alofa Alofa was given a reprieve for a potentially dangerous tackle. The TMO was consulted and play continued with the original penalty.

Wasps kicked for another line-out, secured possession, and earned another penalty. Barnes warned Ward of the consequences should another infringement occur.

Cipriani again found touch; the line-out secured. The scrum-half attempted to cross the whitewash himself but was tackled. Despite the earlier warning, another penalty was given away by Quins’ Archie White who was shown yellow.

Repeating the play, Wasps kicked to the corner, secured line-out ball, formed a maul and powered over the line. Tom Cruse with the try; Cipriani curling in the conversion: Harlequins 15 – 39 Wasps with just 14 minutes remaining.

An aerial battle ensued to settle nerves on both sides. Quins attempted to run from deep but lost possession in a knock-on. Both teams were again content to kick for territory; Wasps winning this battle finding touch just outside the Quins’ 22.

Ward found Matthews in the line. Roberts made some progress before the ball was passed to the far wing. Quick hands allowed Quins to break through the defence and a penalty was awarded.

They kicked for a line-out but failed to find touch. Wasps sent the ball back and this time Quins ran it up the field. Hard work and graft paid off with Charlie Matthews crossing for a try. Smith added the conversion. Harlequins 22 – 39 Wasps after 71 minutes.

The rain and hail returned as Alofa Alofa cleanly gathered the re-start high ball. Ward then spilled it forward under tackle having just crossed the half-way line.

The hosts were now back up to full strength with the sin-bin period for White over.

Wasps made quick work of the scrum and kicked long, chased, and earned turnover ball. A penalty soon followed.

Quins’ fans started to leave in their droves and this was not simply because of the now freezing conditions.

Cipriani put boot to ball and beautifully chipped through the defence for Josh Bassett to gather and place for a try. The fly-half failed to convert. Despite this, Wasps had double the number of points on the scoreboard than their hosts: Harlequins 22 – 44 Wasps.

With just two minutes remaining Joe Gray came on in place of James Chisholm for Harlequins.

Another penalty went the way of the visitors and they once again placed the ball perfectly into touch on the half-way line. They formed a maul from the line-out however Quins won the turnover. A high tackle from the visitors handed the hosts a penalty.

They kicked for touch and Matthews secured line-out ball. Roberts pushed through. They made it up to the 5 metre line; Luamanu creeping closer. Roberts then attempted to dash over the line but was tackled just short. The Wasps’ defence was superb. On and on Quins pushed but they could not get over the line.

The hosts passed long to the wing but it was a loose pass, forcing Quins to backtrack and gather.

Another offside penalty went against Wasps however the advantage came to nothing. Quins, despite playing with a man advantage for the majority of the game, were unable to get the important fourth try and came away from the game with a disappointed fan base and no points for the Premiership table.

Full Time at the Twickenham Stoop: Harlequins 22 – 44 Wasps

Attendance: 9, 890

15 Ross Chisholm, 14 Alofa Alofa, 13 Joe Marchant, 12 Jamie Roberts, 11 Tim Visser, 10 Marcus Smith, 9 Dave Lewis, 1 Lewis Boyce, 2 Dave Ward ©, 3 Kyle Sinckler, 4 Ben Glynn, 5 Charlie Matthews, 6 James Chisholm, 7 Luke Wallace, 8 Mat Luamanu

16 Joe Gray, 17 Mark Lambert, 18 Will Collier, 19 Stan South, 20 Archie White, 21 Jonno Kitto, 22 Ian Prior, 23 Aaron Morris

15 Willie Le Roux, 14 Christian Wade, 13 Juan de Jongh, 12 Kyle Eastmond, 11 Josh Bassett, 10 Danny Cipriani, 9 Dan Robson, 1 Simon McIntyre, 2 Tom Cruse, 3 Jake Cooper-Woolley, 4 James Gaskell ©, 5 Kearnan Myall, 6 Jack Willis, 7 Thomas Young, 8 Guy Thompson

16 Ashley Johnson, 17 Matt Mullen, 18 Marty Moore, 19 Marcus Garratt, 20 Nathan Hughes, 21 Joe Simpson, 22 Jimmy Gopperth, 23 Gaby Lovobalavu

Match Report: Natalie Osborne Photography: Chris Spring
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:54 am  

Sunday, 11 February 2018

Streatham’s MP has appeared alongside Tory rebel Anna Soubry to discuss the blocking of Brexit

Chuka Umunna agrees with Soubry that there could be a Commons majority against leaving the single market and customs union.

Speaking on the Andrew Marr show, Mr Umunna said "There is no majority in the House of Commons for us simply to jump off a cliff."

He also said he backed another referendum- something his party leader Jeremy Corbyn has ruled out.

Theresa May will deliver a major speech within the next three weeks outlining the future relationship Britain wants to have with the EU.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:53 pm  

A 54-year-old woman has gone missing from Chelsea

Mahboubeh Haddadzadeh was last heard from at 10am on Saturday when she told her family that she intended to visit Brighton.

She is described as white, of slim build with black hair.

Mahboubeh is believed to be wearing a black or navy jacket, white Skechers trainers with gold zips and earmuffs.

She is also thought to be carrying a brown shoulder bag.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts should contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:49 pm  

A body believed to be that of missing man Jim Middleton has been found near Ashtead Common

The 70-year-old from Epsom was last seen on his light blue mobility scooter heading towards the common last July.

The body and a scooter were found at around 1pm by members of the Sussex Community Search Team.

Detectives say his family has been informed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:10 pm  

Hammersmith Bridge is set to close to traffic over this February half term as it undergoes planned maintenance work

Richmond Council has already given residents and businesses advanced warning of the work about to start.

The plans are being carried out by Hammersmith and Fulham Council and Transport for London (TfL).

The bridge is currently operating under severe weight restrictions.

The council has apologised for the noise and congestion this may cause to surrounding roads.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:24 pm  

A murder investigation has been launched after a man was found stabbed to death near Streatham High Road

It happened in Hopton Road just after 4.30pm where the 19-year-old was found suffering from a stab wound.

A man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:20 pm  

Kingston has announced the details of its nineteenth Beer and Cider Festival this year

The popular event will be held from 17th to the 19th May at Kingston Workmen’s Club and Institute in Old London Road.

This will be the festival’s tenth year in a row at the venue.

The festival which is run by Kingston and Leatherhead Camra will be donating proceeds to Kingston Hospital charity.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:10 pm  

An appeal into the sudden death of a woman who was pronounced dead near Walton railway station has been launched

Ambulance crews were called to Station Avenue at around 11.15pm last night over concerns for the safety of a woman in her 70s.

The victim had been out for the evening in Surbiton and was walking back just before she died.

Even though there is no suggestion the death was suspicious, it is being treated as "unexplained".

Police are appealing for a man in his late 20s or early 30s, who stopped to help before the ambulance arrived, to come forward.

Anyone with information should contact Surrey Police on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:19 pm  

Firefighters from Kensington to run the London Marathon to raise money for Grenfell victims

Firefighters from Kensington are set to run the London marathon in April to raise money for victims of the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

They were the first crew on the scene in June last year.

They are aiming to raise £30,000 for the charity ‘Kids on the Green’, which provides a calm space for families, teens and children affected by the blaze
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:15 pm  

Putney’s Olympic silver medallist set for his second professional boxing match

Putney’s Olympic silver medallist Joe Joyce is set for his second professional boxing match next Friday.

It’s against Croation Rudolf Jozic, after Joe beat fellow Brit Ian Lewison last year in an eight round knock-out.

Joe trained in Earlsfield, and has fond memories of the community there.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:27 pm  

Quins seen off by Wasps at Twickenham this afternoon

Wasps secured a 44-22 victory against Harlequins at The Stoop in Twickenham this afternoon.

This means they are up to third in the rugby union Premiership whilst the Quins stay ninth.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:17 pm  

Wandsworth residents can now watch how a 1,000 home housebuilding programme will be rolled out via YouTube

Wandsworth residents can now watch how a 1,000 home housebuilding programme will be rolled out via YouTube.

A 2 minute video shows plans of the borough-wide initiative in one of the biggest council housebuilding schemes in the UK.

More than 600 of the homes will be for shared ownership and low cost rent.

The first additional sites for the scheme were announced last night including the B&Q in Wandsworth.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:17 pm  

New Dean of Kingston University’s School of Art shares his views on Brexit

The new Dean of Kingston University’s School of Art believes Brexit has already had a “negative” effect on students’ imagination.

Professor Colin Rhodes emigrated to Australia in 2006 claiming he left the creative department as it “was just reaching maturity.”

He returned at the beginning of this year claiming art had been crushed by core subjects like Science, technology, English and Maths.

Professor Rhodes says that with Brexit on the horizon, the energy of art and design students is “at a critical decline.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:31 pm  

Cycling campaign group tells Hounslow Council the way to reduce air pollution

A cycling campaign group has told Hounslow Council the way to reduce air pollution is to offer people options to cycle and not drive.

It comes in response to evidence that shows the East West cycle superhighway has shown a small decrease in the problem.

The group say that the councils claims that air pollution could be reduced by increasing car speed is like trying to reduce obesity by making it easier to eat cake.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:25 pm  

LATEST: Pensioner struck by a large pellet on Hook Road in Chessington last night

A female pensioner was struck by a large pellet on Hook Road by The North Star in Chessington last night.

A 74-year-old woman was found just after 7.30pm suffering from an arm injury.

She is now recovering in hospital.

Police are urging anyone with information or CCTV to call 101 to help assist with their investigation.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:22 pm  

Free event being held at Wandsworth Town Hall to help EU Nationals worried about Brexit

A free event is being held at Wandsworth Town Hall next week to help EU Nationals worried about their status post-Brexit.

Hosted by Citizens Advice, it’s suitable for residents who are EU nationals, voluntary and community sector workers and professionals.

It will answer questions including when and how can you apply for a document certifying Permanent Residence.

The council has commissioned Citizens Advice Wandsworth to provide dedicated support to the borough’s EU nationals.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:23 pm  

Twickenham MP and Lib Dem Leader Vince Cable has supported calls for action over a disused property in Whitton

The shop and flat above it on Nelson Road are now used by drug dealers and fly tippers and is also rat infested.

Cable described the situation as “scandalous” and has backed calls from residents for action from Richmond Council over the property.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:30 am  

Supermarkets across Surrey are set to fine motorists who disobey parking rules

Tesco superstores including those in Guildford and Aldershot will fine cars who are parked in disabled bays without a blue badge.

Drivers will also be penalised for using family spaces without any children under the age of 12.

The rules will apply in Tesco superstores only with the supermarket firm insisting that the move is not a money-making scheme.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:30 am  

Police are now appealing for information after a woman was left devastated in Hammersmith following a jewellery theft

Two suspects stole items worth £30,000 after smashing the rear window of the victim’s car.

The 39 year-old woman, who only left the vehicle for 5 minutes, is said to be extremely upset as the jewellery held great sentimental value.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:36 am  

Epsom MP announces his chosen charity for the year

Epsom’s MP has announced his chosen charity for the year ahead.

Chris Grayling will be actively raising money for mental health organisation Love Me, Love My Mind.

The small charity is based in Epsom Downs and aims to promote better understanding of mental health.

It’s probably best known as its work as the organiser of the annual Epsom Mental Health Week.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:16 am  

Kew Neighbourhood Association's digital presence to be boosted

Kew Neighbourhood Association’s digital presence is to be boosted thanks to an award of £9,660 pounds.

The award is part of the council’s Village Planning Fund, a tax collected and paid by developers to meet impact on physical and social infrastructure in local areas.

It will see the association get a new interactive website, professional training package, advertise new services and attract new clients.

The project is one of sixteen to be funded through this of the Village Planning Fund.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:15 am  

Chiswick's Dukes Meadows to get a makeover

Dukes Meadows in Chiswick will be getting a makeover.

It comes as Hounslow council agreed a planning application for regeneration of the area at a public meeting on Thursday.

The approved plans will include improved entrances, enhancement of the Thames path, renovation of the bandstand area, a new pedestrian bridge, renovation of sports pitches and pavilions.

The first stage of the improvement work begins on tomorrow and will involve the installation of bat boxes to support biodiversity.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:46 am  

Reports of a suspected shooting in Chessington

There have been reports of a suspected shooting in Chessington last night.

Police were called just after 7.30pm to the Hook road and found a woman with injuries.

The women believed to be in her 70’s had injuries to her arm and was taken to hospital by ambulance where she is believed to be in a

non-life threatening condition.

No arrests have been made but police are continuing their enquiries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:38 am  

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