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Saturday, 14 April 2018

The direct rail service that connects Chertsey and Addlestone with central London has been saved after commuters voiced their concerns

Last year, South Western Railway asked those who use the service to share their views on controversial plans to introduce a new timetable by December.

Under the initial proposals, Runnymede commuters would have had to change at Virginia Water or Weybridge before connecting to a London Waterloo service.

But after reviewing comments made during the consultation, the operator has abandoned the plan.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:50 pm  

A person has been hit by a train between Woking and Surbiton station

Emergency services were called to the scene at around 8 o’clock this evening.

South Western Railway are warning passengers to check before they travel as all lines are blocked.

Replacement buses are currently running between Woking and Surbiton, Surbiton and Hampton Court and Weybridge and Staines.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:30 pm  

Chelsea are keeping their unlikely chances of Champions League football next season alive

They came from 2-nil down to beat relegation-threatened Southampton 3-2 at St Mary's in the Premier League.

Olivier Giroud's double gave him his first top flight goals for the club.

The striker says it's a special moment.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:17 pm  

Simon Cowell says Ant McPartlin has 'manned up' after going back into rehab

The TV judge has told the Sun newspaper the presenter will get himself back together.

Ant stepped down from his telly commitments after being charged with drink-driving earlier this month following an accident in Mortlake.

He'll appear in tonight's pre-recorded episode of Britain's Got Talent, but long-term on-screen partner Dec will host the live shows alone.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:04 pm  

Wandsworth Council and local NHS units are planning to mark Diabetes Prevention Week next week with a series of events

The Wandsworth Commissioning Group will be raising awareness of the disease through its network of diabetes champions.

They will be helping local people understand more about diabetes and how best to prevent it.

Each week 15 people in the borough are told they have the disease. That’s enough to fill 10 double decker buses a year.

A full list of events and their locations can be found at

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:21 pm  

An exhibition of paintings and prints focusing on the natural world is being held at the Riverside Gallery in Richmond

The ‘Tracing Time, Placing Marks’ show will display works inspired by the likes of ancient trees, Neolithic structures and seashores.

Visitors will be able to follow each artist’s creative process by viewing their sketchbooks and drawings.

The exhibition is on for the next couple of weeks until Saturday 5th May.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:38 pm  

Weybridge is home to the most crime in the borough of Elmbridge, according to a study

Figures released by Surrey Police show nearly 2,000 crimes were reported in the town between March 2017 and February 2018.

The most common types of crime were antisocial behaviour as well as violent and sexual offences.

Cobham and Oxshott reported just over 1,500 crimes, whilst in Walton Centre there were 1,200.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:15 pm  

A couple from Oxshott are campaigning to have a traditional welcoming sign installed in the village.

Graham Tillotson and Felicity Bond are asking for budding designers to create it.

An exhibition of all the design proposals will be held at Oxshott village centre over the first May bank holiday.

For details about the design brief and how to submit your artwork, go to

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:17 am  

Carshalton and Wallington MP says Theresa May has made a “huge mistake” not consulting parliament on carrying out air strikes in Syria.
Jackie News spoke to MP Tom Brake this morning following overnight air strikes in Syria from the USA, France and the UK.

It follows a suspected chemical weapons attack in Douma last week, which killed up to 75 people, including children.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:28 am  

Green fingered residents in Richmond are being encouraged to take advantage of a compost giveaway being held later this month.

10 tonnes is up for grabs next Sunday, the 22nd.

Each resident will be entitled to two free bags per household.

A take back facility will also be available for people who want to dispose of any small electrical items they no longer need.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:12 am  

Warning signs have gone up around Motspur Park.

The bright yellow notices have been erected to inform would be thieves that properties in the area are protected by SmartWater.

The forensic liquid is traceable and leaves a long lasting presence which is only identifiable under UV black light.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:35 am  

Hounslow police help women leave sex trade

Officers from Hounslow police and the Modern Slavery and Kidnap unit have targeted brothels in the borough this week to look for sex workers who are being exploited by criminal gangs.

They visited places believed to have foreign nationals and offered them help to leave the sex trade.

Four women were rescued.

PC Imran Malik said the impact on the women can be devastating with horrendous conditions for them to work in.

The brothels are run by organised criminal networks and often the women do not keep any of the money handed over by customers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:32 am  

Friday, 13 April 2018

Esher is one of five towns nationwide where house prices have dropped the fastest this year

It’s seen a property price decrease of around 1%.

Although only a small drop, it’s in contrast to areas like Sidcup, which has seen house prices rise by almost 3% since January.

The research has been compiled by property website Zoopla.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:08 pm  

Five Met Police officers will face gross misconduct charges over the death of a mentally ill man in custody

Sean Rigg died from a cardiac arrest after being restrained by officers at Brixton police station in 2008.

The Independent Office for Police Conduct announced today that it had ordered the Met to begin misconduct hearings.

It follows an inquest jury in 2012 which found that police used "unsuitable" force when arresting Mr Rigg in Balham.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:08 pm  

Witnesses are being sought after a major accident closed part of the M3 this morning

The northbound carriageway was closed for over 4 hours where it meets the M25 at Junction 2 and Junction 1 for Sunbury Cross.

It happened just after 11am.

The driver of the car hit the central reservation and sustained serious injuries.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:42 pm  

Friday the 13th is traditionally the unluckiest day in the calendar

It’s unclear where the legend comes from, but it’s been suggested it’s due to 13 participants at “the last supper.”

Others say it’s because members of the Knights Templar were arrested on this day.

But Dr Allan Johnson from the University of Surrey says the superstition is down to people wanting to have a reason for bad events.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:12 pm  

A man’s been detained after causing a disturbance on a busy road in Hounslow

Officers were called to Lampton Road just after 2 o’clock this afternoon.

Police managed to get the man, believed to be in his 40s, into a police van where he began to harm himself.

They decided to close the road while they attended to him.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:09 pm  

A man has had his car stolen after being threatened with a weapon in Addlestone yesterday

The victim was approached at around 3pm on Chapel Park Road.

Two men in their thirties have been arrested on suspicion of robbery.

If you have any information police are asking you call 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:08 pm  

A woman in North London has been reunited with her stolen car, after it was found 20 miles away in Worcester Park

Police on routine patrol in Ruskin Drive discovered the vehicle, which had false number plates.

Three people have been arrested and charged and the car has been returned to its owner.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

A woman has been rescued from the Thames at Kingston

The 23 year old entered the water just after 4.30.

She was recovered and given first aid at the scene and then taken to hospital where her condition is unknown.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:44 pm  

Mums to be in Epsom and Carshalton really can now “call the midwife.”

A new advice line for pregnant women and mums who have recently given birth has been launched at Epsom and St Helier hospitals.

Staffed by midwives, it offers clinical support around the clock.

The line is part of the NHS Better Births programme.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:36 pm  

The 171st Grand National takes place at Aintree this weekend with 40 runners expected to challenge on the famous course

Racing also takes place at Kempton Park this evening with 7 races on the all-weather track.

The first race is at quarter to 6, expect it to busy on the surrounding roads.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:24 pm  

Quins make five changes for tomorrow’s match against Gloucester at Kingsholm

Jamie Roberts comes in to partner Joe Marchant at centre as Francis Saili misses out because of a shoulder injury.

In the forward, three changes; Joey Gray, James Horwill and George Merrick all come in.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:23 pm  

Immigrants being held at Heathrow’s Detention centre are being housed with serious criminals

That’s according to a new report by the Independent Monitoring Board.

Some detainees claim they have been the victim of gang violence and being held in “inhumane” conditions.

The centre in nearby Harmondsworth holds around 1,000 people.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:06 pm  

It’s emerged the Overtones singer who died on Wednesday was preparing to do a sky dive for the Royal Marsden

36 year old vocalist Tim Matley had set up a Just Giving page for the event on May the 3rd.

He had been battling Melanoma, or skin cancer, since 2016.

Mr Matley had been receiving treatment at the hospital, which has bases in Sutton and Chelsea.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Kingston Museum is set to celebrate one of its resident’s lives and work in an exhibition

Pioneering photographer Eadweard Muybridge’s collection will be replicated by 24 Kingston-based artists.

The world-renowned work has been stored at the museum for over 100 years.

The exhibition will be on display from the second week of May until early July this year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

Today’s District Line Tube strike is in support of a driver who is alleged to have run three red signals in 11 weeks

60% of the service, which incorporates the likes of Wimbledon, Southfields and Richmond, is running at capacity.

Transport for London justified its decision to remove the driver saying “it simply isn’t safe” to have him in that role.

The company offered the driver another job, which it said he had agreed to at first.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:52 pm  

London Moonwalk team hoping to break record before they even set off on their annual challenge

This year’s Moonwalkers are going to attempt to break the record for the UK’s largest ever line dance.

The annual event sees walkers pound the streets of London overnight to raise money for breast cancer fighting charity Walk the Walk.

But before they set off, and dressed in their best wild west outfits, they’ll attempt the huge line dance on Clapham Common.

Dolly Parton tribute Kelly O’Brien will be leading them in their challenge.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

An arson investigation has been launched following a flat fire in West Molesey overnight

Officers were called just after midnight to the property in Down Street.

No one was injured in the blaze as the building was evacuated and cordoned off.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:30 pm  

A 14 year-old boy is one of six people set to appear in court following a series of overnight raids in London.

The arrests took place after a large amount of drugs and a sub-machine gun were seized from properties in Brentford and Fulham.

The teenager has been charged with conspiracy to supply Class A drugs and will appear at Wimbledon Magistrates later today.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:30 pm  

Kingston History Centre has achieved “Accredited Archive Service” status.

The accolade has been awarded by The National Archives in Kew.

The centre has received the accolade for the management of its “unique collections and the service it offers to visitors.”

The status also shows the centre has met nationally set standards relating to the management, resourcing and care of its collections.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:30 am  

A father from Sunbury will take on next weekend’s London Marathon in order to raise vital funds for the hospice supporting his son

4 year old Kyffin Carpenter, who has a very rare neuromuscular condition, is being cared for by Shooting Star Chase, based in Hampton and Guildford.

His dad Richard explains why he’s chosen to pound the 26.2 miles for the charity.

To find out more about Kyffin's story, click here
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:33 am  

The Cricket season has begun again

Both the Men and Womens’ squads lined up for their traditional photoshoot on the historic Lords turf yesterday.

Natasha Miles, Middlesex Women’s Captain, has been chatting to Jackie's Simon Halfin.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:30 am  

A man from Leatherhead has been jailed after pleading guilty to fraud at Kingston Crown Court.

Steven Trendell has been sentenced to 18 months behind bars after causing a loss of over £50,000 to homeowners.

Kingston Council’s trading standards received complaints from customers of his plumbing and heating company.

It was found Mr Trendell was beyond his qualifications and would overcharge his customers in areas including Surbiton.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:30 am  

Drivers in Kingston are being warned of huge disruption in the town centre this weekend.

The footbridge next to the station is being removed.

Diversions will be in place from 5pm tomorrow until Sunday afternoon.

You can find a full list of the disrupted roads on our website, and tune in to Jackie for the latest travel across the weekend.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:26 am  

Friday the 13th is proving to be an unlucky day for District Line commuters as drivers are staging a 24 hour strike.

The line, which incorporates the likes of Wimbledon, Southfields and Richmond, will run a reduced service.

Commuters are being told to expect delays until tomorrow morning.

The dispute relates to the re-assignment of a driver to a station staff role.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:24 am  

Surrey sign Morkel in title bid

Defending champions Essex begin their title defence on day one of cricket's County Championship.

They're at Headingley to face Yorkshire.

Meanwhile Surrey have signed the former South African bowler Morne Morkel in a bid to win their first title since 2002.

They play their first match at the Oval against Hampshire starting on April 20th.

Middlesex start life in the second tier against Northamptonshire at Lord's.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:19 am  

Report highlights gang violence at Heathrow detention centre

A report by the Independent Monitoring Boards has revealed that immigration detainees at the Heathrow detention centre are being held alongside serious criminals.

Some detainees suffered months of gang violence fuelled by illegal drugs and much of the problem is blamed on the presence of convicted foreign offenders awaiting deportation.

The report says they account for up to a third of about a thousand inmates at Heathrow.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:29 am  

Thursday, 12 April 2018

Tooting’s youngsters are being urged to take part in a sexual health workshop next month.

Teenagers aged between 14 and 18 are being invited to the event at the Tooting Hub on May the 17th.

The aim is to encourage them to have a greater understanding and knowledge about sexual health and access to services.

There will also be an opportunity for attendees to chat with sexual health representatives from Spectra.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:41 pm  

A 22 year old woman has gone missing from Balham.

Nadia Abdullahi was last seen on Monday in the area.

She’s described as black, of medium build with curly black hair.

She is known to frequent the Wandsworth, Stockwell, Elephant & Castle and Brixton areas.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:29 pm  

A man from Wandsworth has been sentenced to nearly 11 years behind bars for serious Grievous Bodily Harm.

Mohammed Abubaker of Ludovick Walk, was sentenced at Guildford Crown Court for stabbing a man five times, with the intention to cause him serious bodily harm, last July.

The victim, a man in his 20s, arranged to meet with a friend on Oak Hill Road in Wood Street Village when Abubaker turned up and attacked him while the victim was sat in his car.

Even as the victim attempted to run away and escape the attack, Abubaker continued to pursue him, stabbing him as he ran.

The victim was driven to hospital by his friends, arriving in a critical condition, suffering huge blood loss.

The Police described the incident as a brutal and ruthless attack.

They thanked the victim for speaking out against what was a terrible and violent ordeal.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:13 pm  

A £1 Million campaign to force a second referendum on the terms of Brexit will be launched this weekend

It’s headed up by Streatham’s Labour MP Chuka Umunna and Conservative MP Anna Soubry - both staunch “remainers.”

'The People's Vote' campaign brings together nine different Remain groups and MPs in total.

But those who voted to leave say they “knew what they were voting for” and the move is “undemocratic.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:07 pm  

A former soldier from New Malden is well over halfway in his challenge to run six marathons in six days.

41 year old Des Purchase is running across the Sahara Desert to raise money for motor neurone disease which has affected his family.

He will cross the final finish line on Saturday.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:07 pm  

Almost 250 Twickenham residents have contributed to the £11.5 million raised nationally through UK aid match

It represents one of the highest numbers for any constituency in the country.

The international development secretary wrote to Sir Vince Cable to congratulate the constituency.

The Twickenham MP said ‘Overseas development has taken something of a battering recently. It’s refreshing to see the continued generosity of many people’.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

A 14 year old boy is one of nine people arrested during overnight drugs raids across the capital

A sub-machine gun and large amounts of drugs were seized from properties in areas including Brentford and Fulham.

More than 200 officers took part in the operations which took five months to plan.

Met Police commissioner Cressida Dick joined one of the raids.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:59 pm  

Richmond Council has won its High Court challenge to limit the amount of dogs walked by professional walkers at any one time

Last year, the authority approved a new Public Space Protection Order to limit the amount of pets to four per time.

However, the council was taken to court by a dog walker who claimed the new legislation was unlawful.

The council suspended the order whilst court action was on-going, but it says it will now implement it again fully.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Danny Drinkwater is considering his Chelsea future

He signed for £35 million from Leicester last summer, but the midfielder has struggled to nail down a place in Antonio Conte's starting line-up.

The England international has regularly found himself on the bench this season.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:59 pm  

Toys R Us will close its final stores in just under two weeks

The retailer's administrators have confirmed over 2,000 employees will be made redundant.

Moorfields has been managing the administration of the bust company - after it was unable to pay a 15 million pound tax bill.

Discounts of up to 70 percent are in place from today and over the next fortnight.

The Staines branch will close on the 20th, Woking on the 22nd, and Croydon on the 24th.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

A MasterChef contestant from Clapham Common is competing in finals week

Alex has made it to down to the final four and will continue her quest to become MasterChef winner 2018 on tonight’s show.

The 40 year old told The Sun it took her five years to submit her Masterchef application due to her crippling shyness.

During the show she couldn't even look at judge Greg Wallace because he was making her nervous.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

A man has been arrested in connection with a stabbing in Chertsey

A man in his 30s was attacked on Eastworth Road on the 31st of March at around 7:30pm and taken to hospital in a serious condition.

He has since been discharged.

A man in his 50s has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and was released from police custody on conditional bail.

Police are still looking for witnesses as the incident involved a group of people. Anyone with any information should contact 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

New CCTV cameras installed in Croydon

Three temporary CCTV cameras have been installed in Croydon town centre to try to reduce crime and antisocial behaviour.

The cameras are located outside McDonalds in North End, on Oakfield Road, West Croydon and on Katharine Street.

Their placement is part of The Safer Croydon Partnership

An additional camera has been placed in Shrublands on Broom Road to try and reduce crime on the estate.

The new cameras are four of 10 that are being deployed.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

Two addresses in Fulham raided by police

A sub-machine gun and large amounts of drugs have been seized in overnight raids in London.

Two of the properties searched were in Stephendale Road in Fulham

Nine people have been arrested - including a 14-year-old boy.

More than 200 officers took part in operations across the city - which took five months to plan.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

Former EastEnders star Charlie Brooks says she hasn't ruled out returning to the soap

The actress played Janine Butcher on and off between 1999 and 2014.

She's told ITV's Lorraine she doesn't know what the future holds.

Charlie currently runs a children’s theatre school with her husband in Thames Ditton.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

A man has been charged over the death of a 91-year-old cyclist

Who was killed while trying to set a national record.

Ray Dare from Leatherhead died in a collision with a van in July.

Police charged have charged Alan Mills with causing death by careless or inconsiderate driving.

Mr Dare had been a member of the Kingston Phoenix Road Club for 65 years.

He was attempting to ride 10 miles in under 29 minutes and 43 seconds, which would have been a new national record for his age.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 am  

The inquest into the death of a Russian whistleblower from Weybridge continues

The secret lover of a Russian whistleblower who died in mysterious circumstances has said he seemed nervous the day before his death

Elmira Medynska also said Alexander Perepilichnyy was sick on their last night in Paris a day before he collapsed near his Weybridge

An inquest is trying to decide if he died of natural causes or was murdered.

The Old Bailey also heard that no traces of several poisons were found in his system.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

The Chief Exec of Surrey County Council was paid more than the Prime Minister last year

The Chief Executive of Surrey Council was the highest paid council worker last year, earning £80,000 more than the Prime Minister.

The Taxes Alliance report shows 173 council staff nationwide got paid more than Theresa May’s £150,000 in salary.

The highest earner overall was Mark Rogers from Birmingham, who received £666,000 in pension, salary and compensation for loss of office.

The Chief exec of Hammersmith and Fulham was the 21st highest earning, at £190,000 a year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 am  

Sign up for a charity run through Syon Park in Brentford.

A charity run through Syon Park in Brentford is taking place in June.

It was originally due to take place last Thursday, but poor weather and disappointing take-up led it to being postponed until June 24th.

The main attraction is the 5km run through the Duke of Northumberland’s private gardens, which are usually closed to the public.

Other activities include an inflatable football pitch and Boxercise.

Andrew Bell from organisers Brentford FC Community Sports Trust, hopes to get people excited for sport.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:01 am  

The number of fraudulent builders in Croydon retargeting elderly residents has seen a recent spike.

The number of fraudulent builders in Croydon retargeting elderly residents has seen a recent spike.

There have been six such incidents in the last two weeks, leading the council to believe it’s the work of an organised team.

A retired man in Waddon paid £13,000 in upfront payments to roofers, but was recently approached by a man asking £15,000 for more work.

It is recommended not to invite cold callers into your home, and obtain multiple estimates before any work is undertaken.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:59 am  

Conservative MP for Croydon South, Chris Philp comments on the conflict in Syria

Theresa May will meet with ministers later, hoping to persuade them to back military action against Syria.

It's in response to last week's alleged gas bombing in the city of Douma by the Assad regime.

Jeremy Corbyn's demanding MPs be given a vote in Parliament to authorise it.

Conservative MP for Croydon South, Chris Philp thinks the government's within its rights to act swiftly.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:20 am  

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

A man arrested in Cobham after giving police the middle finger was charged with drink driving

A 19 year old who was pulled over by police in Cobham after giving them the middle finger has been charged with drink driving.

A police car was driving past the man early on the morning of 10th April when he stuck his middle finger up at the officers.

After pulling him over the police smelt alcohol on his breath and arrested him for drink driving.

According to police, the man had been in the car with his friends had thought the police wouldn't be able to see him gesturing at them.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:18 pm  

A 19-year-old man has been charged following a knifepoint robbery in Ashtead

A 19-year-old has been charged in connection with a knifepoint robbery and a further two attempted robberies in Ashtead.

Stefan Karabl Teboho Phakoe appeared at Staines Magistrates court on 10th April and has been charged and remanded in custody.

The charges relate to incidents that happened in Ashtead on Sunday 8th April between 9.30pm and 9.45pm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:13 pm  

A woman is in a serious condition after falling from a ride at a funfair in West Drayton

Emergency services were called to Philpots Farm just after 8 o’clock last night.

The woman, believed to be in her 40s, was taken to hospital where she is said to be in a stable condition.

The Health and Safety Executive has been informed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

A man has been jailed after a knife assault which left his victim needing 20 stitches

25 year old Daniel Tournay of no fixed abode was jailed for three years after being found guilty of GBH at Kingston Crown Court.

The court heard how he had been staying at an address in Hampton in October 2017.

He became involved in an argument with the victim, a 28-year-old man, who was also staying at the address.

It the then escalated into a violent confrontation in Dean Street.

During this incident, Tournay slashed the victim down the left side of his face with a Stanley knife.

Tournay was arrested at the scene after being found hiding in a front garden. The knife used in the attack was also found in a flower bed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:31 pm  

A man from Wimbledon has forced a review of the Mayor of London’s plans to close a number of the capital’s police stations.

Paul Kohler was brutally attacked by a group of men at his home in the town in 2014.

When he discovered Sadiq Khan’s plans to close 38 out of 73 front counters, he took his campaign to the High Court.

The High Court has agreed to a judicial review of the closures.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:10 pm  

Hampton Court’s historic Tudor Kitchens are going to be the centre of attention next month

A major Royal Feast will be re-created so visitors to the Palace can experience the historic sights, smells and sounds.

The kitchens were the heart of Henry VIII’s Palace and once produced 1,000 meals a day to satisfy the King, his guests and staff.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:16 pm  

Ealing council has become the first in the country to ban protests outside an abortion clinic

It follows complaints from women who say they've been harassed on their way to the Marie Stopes facility.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:30 am  

No plant toxins were found in a Russian businessman who died in Weybridge

No plant toxins were found in a Russian businessman who it was claimed may have been poisoned, a coroner has heard.

Alexander Perepilichnyy's inquest also heard conflicting reports about whether he "feared for his life" before his sudden death in

The businessman, who was a whistleblower in a £150 million money-laundering case, was found dead near his home in Weybridge.

The inquest resumed at the Old Bailey after being paused in June last year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

Kew Gardens is on the hunt for a team of “dragonologists."

With just weeks to go until the Great Pagoda re-opens to the public, six of its huge dragons have been hidden around the gardens.

The hand painted beasts will form a fun, educational family trail, before they are finally installed on the Pagoda at the end of the month.

Dr Lee Prosser is the man behind the great refurbishment.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

A pedestrian was hit by a car in Wandsworth

A woman was taken to hospital after she was hit by a car in Wandsworth High Street this morning.

Police were called to the scene shortly after 6am today reports of a car hitting a pedestrian.

A Met Police spokeswoman said her injuries are not life-threatening.

Three out of four lanes are currently closed in the area.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 am  

Richmond Council is warning residents about 'private fostering'

People in Richmond are being warned they must inform the council if they decide to undertake so called private fostering.

It’s when parents of a child under 16 make arrangements for someone else, who isn’t a relative, to care for them for more than 28 days.

Private foster carers must also inform the authority that they intend to or are privately fostering a child.

They must also notify the council within 48 hours of the child leaving their care.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

It's emerged the NHS in England has bought more than half a billion disposable cups over the last five years

Figures obtained by the Press Association show 174 acute, mental health and community trusts have purchased more than 600 million since 2013.

That's the equivalent of more than 330,000 per day.

Between 2013 and 2017 the Kingston Hospital NHS foundation trust purchased over 8.3 million disposable cups.

Epsom and St Helier’s Hospital bought over 5.5 million.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:36 am  

Emergency services were called to Hobbycraft in Woking yesterday evening

It was following a report that an unidentified white powder was thrown at three women.

It has been assessed by specialist officers from Surrey Fire and Rescue as a non-harmful substance, believed to be flour.

Police have said that while the powder was not harmful they are still treating it as a crime and are appealing for information.

They wish to speak to two men in connection with the incident; both are described as white and in their twenties.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 am  

Choice vs Pro-life

A council in London has voted in favour of putting a buffer zone around a Marie Stopes abortion clinic after some women reported abuse as they went in.

A public space protection order will make it an offence for pro-life campaigners to protest within 100 metres of the entrance in Ealing.

It's thought to be the first decision of its kind by a local authority in the UK.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:19 am  

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Olivier reward to be renamed after man who helped found Kingston theatre

The Society of London theatre is going to rename an Olivier award.

It’s after it left out the founder of the Royal Shakespeare Company from the 'In Memoriam' section at Sunday’s event.

The prize will be called the Sir Peter Hall Award for Best Director from next year.

As well as being founder of the RSC, Sir Peter was instrumental in bringing the Rose Theatre in Kingston to fruition in 2008.

Organisers had already apologised for the omission calling it a "serious error".
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:09 pm  

Fulham move into promotion spots in dramatic night for football

It was a dramatic night in the Champions League; with Liverpool progressing to the Semi-finals after a 2-1 win over Man City.

A remarkable 3-0 win for AS Roma against Barcelona saw them progress on away goals.

In the championship, Fulham have moved into the automatic promotion spots after a 1-0 win over Reading.

There were also wins for Queens Park Rangers and Brentford, 4-2 and 1-0 respectively.

In League One, AFC Wimbledon gained a vital three points in a 1-0 victory over Charlton.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:25 pm  

Richmond's David Attenborough looks ahead to his documentary with Queen

Sir David Attenborough has admitted he was nervous about filming a new documentary with the Queen.

The pair toured Buckingham Palace's gardens for next Monday's ITV documentary The Queens Green Planet.

After a laugh and a joke when talking about the location of a sundial, the TV treasure from Richmond says he shouldn't have worried.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:21 pm  

AFC Wimbledon take on Charlton tonight in a vital game

In League One, AFC Wimbledon have a vital game as they look to ease fears of relegation. Radio Jackie's John Creasey gives a preview on the fixture at the Cherry Red Records stadium.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:17 pm  

District line strikes to affect commuters this week

District Line Tube drivers have announced they're going to strike on Friday.

The line, which incorporates the likes of Wimbledon, Southfields and Richmond, will run a reduced service.

Commuters are being told to expect delays until Saturday morning.

The dispute relates to the re-assignment of a driver to a station staff role.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:11 pm  

Fulham could move up to second in the table tonight

That’s if they beat Reading at home and Cardiff fail to win at Aston Villa.

The Whites will hope winger Floyd Ayite has shaken off an injury picked up at Sheffield Wednesday.

But Boss Slavisa Jokanovic has an otherwise fully-fit squad as they bid to stretch their unbeaten run to 20 matches.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

More than 2 million people would be exposed to additional aircraft noise if Heathrow builds a third runway

A government analysis suggests a new runway could have a negative impact on nearly a million households.

The UK’S biggest airport has managed to double the number of passenger but still decrease its noise footprint in recent decades.

It expects to be held to a 6.5-hour night flight ban as a condition of building a third runway.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

A coroner's ruled failings by social services did not contribute to the death of a 6-year-old girl who was murdered by her father

Ellie Butler was beaten to death by Ben Butler in October 2013 just 11 months after she returned to live with her parents in Sutton.

He was jailed for life with a minimum of 23 years in 2016.

This is the call he made to emergency services on the day she died.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

A man is still in hospital after being stabbed in Stanwell

The man suffered wounds to his stomach after an altercation in Dutch Barn Close just before midday on Sunday.

Police, who have released no further details about the victim, say they are still trying to piece together what happened.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

Surrey have signed former South Africa fast bowler Morne Morkel on a two-year contract ahead of the new county cricket season.

He recently retired from internationals after helping his country to a Test series win over Australia.

Surrey start their County Championship campaign against Hampshire at the Oval next Friday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

A Battersea based charity is calling on wildlife enthusiasts to help monitor the UK’s disappearing water voles

People’s Trust for Endangered Species is encouraging people to take part in its survey launching on Sunday.

Affectionately portrayed as Ratty in childhood favourite Wind in the Willows, water voles were once a common sight along UK riverbanks.

But they’ve seriously declined over the last century, facing threats from invasive American mink, habitat loss and river pollution.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

Russian businessman's dog is still alive after his death in New Malden

A dog discovered inside the house of a Russian businessman who died in New Malden is to be re-homed.

68 year old Nikolai Glushkov was found dead at his house in Clarence Avenue on the evening of March the 12th.

The property remains under armed guard.

Neighbours said Mr Glushkov was always out walking with his beloved pet and were worried the animal had been destroyed.

But the Met Police has confirmed today that the animal is being cared for.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:33 pm  

Two professional pickpockets who stole more than £40,000 from airport passengers have been jailed

Niculae Ion and Niculae Avram targeted travellers at Heathrow and Luton Airports.

The thefts included taking a travel wallet containing over £3,000 from a businessman and a credit card from a female passenger.

They both pleaded guilty to six counts of and were jailed for three years and four months.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

A coroner has ruled six-year-old Ellie Butler was unlawfully killed at her home in Sutton in 2013.

Ellie was beaten to death by her father, Ben Butler, who is serving life for killing her.

Retired High Court judge, Dame Linda Dobbs, was unable to conclude whether any omissions by agencies contributed to her death.

Her grandfather has been speaking to our reporter.

An NSPCC spokesperson said: “The circumstances surrounding Ellie Butler’s death are truly harrowing. Her young life was brutally cut short by her own father, a man who should have loved and protected her from harm but who was ultimately responsible for her murder.

“The levels of violence and abuse in this case may be exceptional but they are by no means unique. It is therefore vital that all agencies involved in Ellie’s case and in child protection across the UK work to ensure the history of this appalling case is not repeated elsewhere.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:40 pm  

The mace bearer for Hammersmith and Fulham Council has made history

Hammersmith & Fulham Council’s mace bearer has been appointed the number one in the UK and Commonwealth.

Keith Simpson is now Prime Warden of the Guild of Mace Bearers.

He’s the first black person ever to hold the position.

The mace bearer helps the Mayor carry out their duties.

The role dates back to a time when the weapon was carried for the Mayor’s protection rather than for ceremonial purposes.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

Can you help find this missing teenager?

A teenage girl has gone missing from Sunbury.

Police are growing concerned for Sha’re Phillips welfare and she hasn’t been seen since yesterday evening.

She is believed to have connections to the Shepperton and Kingston areas, and visits youth centres and skate parks.

Anyone with any information should contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

An inquest into the death of a UK-based Russian whistleblower will continue today.

Wealthy businessman Alexander Perepilichnyy collapsed and died while out jogging near his home in Weybridge in 2012.

The inquest has been examining whether the 44 year old died of natural causes or was poisoned.

He had been helping a specialist investment firm uncover a £150 million Russian money-laundering operation at the time of his death.

The coroner is expected to hear fresh evidence over the next four days.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

South Western Railway has dropped a proposal that would have affected peak time trains servicing Whitton

The company wanted to implement a new timetable that would have removed faster trains during the rush hour from this December.

There will instead be three Reading fast trains at peak hours.

That’s over and above the Windsor half hour service.

The move follows mass opposition from commuters.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:59 am  

A fire broke out in Sutton this morning

Two men and a woman required treatment after a fire broke out at a residential care home in Sutton this morning.

A second-floor flat was destroyed and 19 people left the property before the emergency services arrived at Burnell Road.

Nearly 60 firefighters and eight fire engines attended.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:07 am  

Home Office official from Walton sentenced to 11 years in prison

A Home Office official has been jailed over an immigration scam that could have cost taxpayers £58 million in benefits.

Shamsu Iqbal from Walton and his gang charged illegal immigrants for fake identities, making £6.1million.

The 61 year old hijacked the identities of over 400 genuine migrants.

He was convicted of 13 counts of conspiracy to assist in unlawful immigration and sentenced to 11 years in prison.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

A St George's Hospital worker will run the London marathon to raise money

A runner who works at St George’s Hospital in Tooting is to run the London marathon to raise money for a new heart monitoring machine.

Kojo Kyereme is a world-ranked elite runner whose fastest time for a marathon is 2 hours 21 minutes and 28 seconds.

That means he’ll join the start line in a select group of specially invited runners on April the 22nd.

He’s hoping to raise £2,620 which reflects the 26.2 miles he will run.

Each heart monitoring machine costs £35,000, and he’s hoping the rest of the money will flood in through donations.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 am  

A vet in Uxbridge has been found guilty

A vet in Uxbridge has been found guilty of helping a gang sell thousands of illegally bred puppies across London and the South East.

The man was paid nearly 80-thousand-pounds to provide documentation to make the puppies appear legal.

Over 4,500 dogs were imported from abroad or farmed then sold in spring last year.

Witnesses reported their pets died from diseases despite paperwork stating they had been vaccinated.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

A high court ruling is due today in the inquest into the death of Sutton schoolgirl Ellie Butler

The six year old from Sutton was beaten to death by her father Ben Butler in 2013.

The two-week inquest examined whether there were failures on the part of the authorities with regards to Ellie's murder.

Butler is serving a life term with a minimum of 23 years; the girl’s mother is serving a 42 month prison sentence for child cruelty and perverting the course of justice.

Butler denies killing his daughter.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 am  

Olivier Awards organisers apologise for omission of Sir Peter Hall from the tribute segment

The Society of London Theatre says "We are hugely sorry for the oversight of leaving Sir Peter Hall out of our In Memoriam,"

The founder of the Royal Shakespeare Company and former National Theatre director, died in September, aged 86.

He was also one of the key figures behind bringing the Rose Theatre in Kingston to fruition in 2008.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:25 am  

Watch out for a conman posing as tow truck driver on the M25

Motorists who are unfortunate enough to break down on the M25 are now being warned about a bogus tow truck driver.

The conman stops to help before trying to load the broken down car in question onto his vehicle and driving off with it.

He’s described as an Asian man in a high vis jacket.

The AA says people should always check the ID of their tow truck driver.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:13 am  

Police appeal for a man in Sutton breaching his restraining order

Police in Sutton are urging residents to call 999 immediately if they spot missing man Frank Dickson.

He is wanted for breaching a restraining order, criminal damage and threatening behaviour.

It’s not the first time he has been hunted by police.

In 2014, an appeal was launched after he failed to appear in court charged with theft.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:14 am  

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A 52 year old man has admitted knocking down and killing a barrister after speeding in a Porsche in Balham

Michael Sunnooman was at least 10 miles per hour over the 30 mile-per-hour speed limit when he hit David Batcup in 2016.

The 64 year old had been crossing the road.

Mr Sunnooman's pleaded guilty to death by careless driving.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:17 pm  

Nearly two thirds of supposed child refugees that were challenged about their real age after coming to Britain were found to be adults

That’s according to a new report by the independent chief inspector of borders and immigration, David Bolt.

The document shows that in one year, 65% of asylum seekers assessed after claiming to be juveniles, were judged to be over 18.

Asylum seekers are sent to the screening unit at Lunar House in Croydon upon arrival for a security check and assessment.

The Home Office received 2,952 asylum applications from unaccompanied children in the year to June last year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Tributes are being paid to a former Mayor of Wandsworth who has died aged 94

Margaret Calcott-James fulfilled her term as Mayor in 1982.

She also served as an elected member of the Inner London Education Authority between 1986 and 1990.

She spent her later years in Gloucestershire where she died.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:02 pm  

Streatham’s Labour MP says children need to be taught about knife and gun crime in school

Chuka Umunna has been responding to the recent surge in violence on London’s streets over the past few weeks.

More than 50 murder cases are being investigated, with the Home Secretary setting out plans to ban weapons like “zombie knives.”

Mr Umunna says schools are the key to fighting this epidemic.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:25 pm  

A lorry driver from Feltham who knocked a Labour peer off his mobility scooter and killed him has avoided jail

Former Nepalese Gurkha Kul Pandey has been given a 24-week prison term suspended for two years, plus 200 hours of unpaid work.

The 56-year-old hit Lord Taylor of Blackburn on a zebra crossing outside the House of Lords in 2016.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

There may have been a breakthrough in the battle against a type of blood cancer

Researchers at the Institute of Cancer Research in Sutton have revealed 40 genes involved in the development of Myeloma.

They’ve uncovered new areas of coding, and non-coding DNA, that they say drives the early progression of the disease.

Their research has been published in the journal Leukemia today.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Fire breaks out at block of flats in Clapham Junction

Part of the 13th floor of the tower Sporle Court on the Winstanley estate caught light just after 1 o’clock this lunchtime.

58 fire fighters are on the scene.

There's no reports of any injuries at this time.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:05 pm  

A number of pieces of jewellery have been recovered following a burglary in Cobham. Are they yours?

The haul includes a golden ring with a jewel embedded in it and a necklace.

A man in his 30s is under investigation following the raid at the house in Ockham Lane on the night of March the 23rd.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

A man from Woking has been charged over a fatal hit and run

A man has been charged in connection with a fatal hit and run in Woking.

lAST October police were called to Monument Road at around 3am after a body was discovered on the road.

29-year-old Ionut Gogonet from Maybury was struck by a car that failed to stop and died at the scene.

23 year old Zeshaan Mahmood, was charged with failing to stop at the scene of a collision, failing to report being involved in a collision and driving a motor vehicle on a road in a dangerous condition.

He will appear in Guildford Magistrates Court next month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:10 pm  

Council appeal for public help in search for white van after Leatherhead fly-tipping

Mole Valley District Council are appealing for help in tracing a white Ford van that was involved in a fly-tipping incident in Leatherhead.

The council wants public help to find the van after a pile of rubbish was dumped in Ermyn Way in Leatherhead on 10th March.

At the time of the incident the vehicle was not registered.

The vehicle registration is VK52 ZPT.

Anyone who witnessed the fly-tipping or who recognises the van should contact the council by emailing [email protected] and any information will be received in confidence.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:07 pm  

A wildlife charity is looking for volunteer vets to join its team

Wildlife Aid in Leatherhead rescues and rehabilitates wild animals such as foxes free of charge.

It’s asking for anyone with veterinary experience to work at the site once a week.

This can be in the nursing or surgery department.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:52 am  

Sutton Central Library reopens after £700,000 refurb

Sutton’s Central Library re-opens today.

It closed in November for a £700,000 refurb.

There’s a new children’s library, self-service machines for taking out and returning books and a new gallery space for exhibitions.

The official launch will be next month with a two week special programme of events.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:18 am  

A private hire driver has been found guilty of raping a customer in Wandsworth

A private hire taxi driver has been found guilty of raping a woman he was dropping at home in Wandsworth.

38-year-old Muhammad Khurram Durrani was found guilty of one count of rape at Southwark Crown Court on Friday.

The 27-year-old victim was attacked by Durrani after booking his private hire car to take her home at night in July 2016.

Durrani is remanded in custody and will be sentenced on 10th May.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:10 am  

London hospitals hit by overcrowding

A report on the extent of the NHS’ winter crisis has revealed that four London hospital trusts were among the ten most overcrowded in the country.

According to the NHS Winter Pressures report between November and March North Middlesex Hospital had 86 days of above of 99% bed occupancy, the second highest figure in the country.

Croydon had 68 days while St George’s in Tooting was the worst hit in the country by norovirus, losing 4,878 bed days due to ward closures.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:10 am  

Sunday, 8 April 2018

North Kensington and Paddington firefighters set to run London Marathon in aid of Grenfell community

Firefighters who fought the Grenfell Tower blaze are set to run the London Marathon.

Teams from North Kensington and Paddington stations will run the 26.2 miles on the 22nd of April.

The Paddington crew will wear full gear, including breathing apparatus, adding an extra thirty kilograms of weight.

They’ll be raising money for charities that support local people affected by the fire, and provide physical and psychological support to the firefighters who attended the blaze.

The crews were among the first to arrive on the scene of the Grenfell Tower fire last June.

Seventy one people are now known to have died in the UK’s worst residential fire.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:12 pm  

Police release image of suspect in vicious Ealing office stabbing

Detectives investigating a vicious stabbing at an office in Ealing have released an image of a man they want to trace.

Police were called on 22 March to an office in Hanger Lane .

The victim, aged 22, was found at the scene with stab wounds.

Officers are treating the incident as an attempted murder.

They called it a “shocking unprovoked attack on a young man in his place of work”.

He’s described as a white male aged 35-45, with an Eastern European accent.

If you have information call Ealing CID on 101, or CrimestoppersUK.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:08 pm  

Police appeal for missing Merton man

A twenty-five year old man is missing from Merton.

Gary O’Brien was last seen wearing a green Lyndon Scaffolding jumper and blue jeans.

A picture of Gary is below - he currently has a large beard as well.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:08 pm  

Carshalton and Wallington MP hits out at Govia Thameslink's matchday services for Palace fans

Carshalton and Wallington’s MP is challenging Govia Thameslink on the quality of their match day services for Crystal Palace fans.

MP Tom Brake, a season ticket holder, was at Selhurst last month when a train was delayed and then cancelled before all passengers were told to get off.

GTR says that was due to an issue with the brakes and the capacity provided is usually sufficient to disperse fans in a timely manner.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:22 pm  

Commonwealth success for Merton sprinter Dwayne Cowan

Merton sprinter Dwayne Cowan has made it through to the semi-finals of the men’s 440 metres in the Commonwealth Games. He came second in his heat today.

He’s a member of the Hercules Wimbledon Athletic Club.

He made history when he became the first athlete from the club to win a World Athletics Championships medal at the Olympic stadium in Stratford last year.

Meanwhile West Londoner Tin-Tin Ho is celebrating a team bronze medal for Women’s Table Tennis, after they beat Australia.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:15 pm  

Surrey's Police and Crime Commissioner welcomes new proposals

David Munro has welcomed what he calls a ‘significant milestone’ in addressing the issue of unauthorised traveller encampments.

A consultation launched on Thursday contains a number of proposals including the widening of police powers.

He wrote to the Home Secretary about the problem last year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:15 pm  

Sutton Council has responded to complaints about the closure of what is claimed to be the only specialist disabled gym in the borough.

The FMCP Pop In Club is due to close in June and has left users concerned about where they’ll go next.

The gym’s operator Encompass has offered assessments with qualified staff for members to help find suitable nearby services.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:15 pm  

The Government’s aviation strategy will now be presented to parliament in summer 2019 and not before the end of this year

Campaigners from the No 3rd Runway Coalition say the reason for the delay is unclear.

A representative also added the strategy was reliant on expansion at Heathrow, despite it not yet being a done deal.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:12 pm  

Chelsea fans are set to pay tribute to former player and Coach Ray Wilkins after his death aged 61 earlier this week

The Blues take on West Ham this afternoon at Stamford Bridge, where a minute’s applause will take place before the game.

Hundreds of supporters and former players have laid flowers next to a photograph of Wilkins outside the ground.

Now retired Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard said Wilkins was a “huge support for him” throughout his illustrious career at the club.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:15 pm  

Saturday Night Takeaway's finale show saw viewing figures drop by nearly one million - compared to a week ago

An average of 6.9 million people tuned in last night.

The programme was broadcast from Orlando in Florida and presented by a solo Declan Donnelly.

It’s after Ant stepped back from TV commitments following a drink-drive charge in Mortlake last month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:07 pm  

Investigations are continuing following a fire at a block of flats near Kingston hospital on Thursday morning

The blaze broke out in a lift shaft on the fourth floor of the block in Galsworthy Road.

7 people had to be rescued by fire fighters, while 20 managed to leave before the brigade arrived.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:15 pm  

Moscow’s ambassador in the UK has accused the Foreign Office of not sharing information after the death of a Russian in New Malden

Businessman Nikolay Glushkov died last month, but the embassy claims numerous requests for details have been denied.

His death is not being linked to the Salisbury nerve agent attack but the ambassador wants to meet with the Head of Scotland Yard.

He says for Russia that this murder “has a criminal as well as political dimension”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:15 am  

Police patrols have been stepped up across Merton

It’s in response to the crime wave that’s hit London.

Officers say they’ll be cracking down on known gang members and knife crime.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:13 am  

People across Cobham are being invited to attend the re-dedication of the Cherry Avenue of Remembrance this morning

The original avenue, created over 60 years ago as a tribute to the town’s servicemen lost during WWII, featured 44 trees.

But controversially, the council had to fell a number of them last year after they became diseased.

The ceremony for the replacement trees is taking place on The Tilt at 12.30pm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:16 am  

Tooting’s MP has taken to Twitter with the aim of helping residents who left without water for 48 hours

Last month, a burst water main in Tooting Broadway caused many residents major problems.

If this is you and you were compensated less than £150, Dr Rosena Allin-Khan is encouraging you to contact her.

She’s going to write to Thames Water on your behalf.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:15 am  

CCTV Images released of men following a sexual assault in Morden

CCTV images of two men have been released following a sexual assault on board a bus in Morden.

A 19-year-old woman told officers that she was approached by two men whilst travelling on the 118 bus from Modern tube station last November.

As she went to leave the bus on Commonside East in Mitcham one of the men sexually assaulted her.

They then followed two other women to the upper deck of the bus but backed off after realising they were with another male.

You can view the images on our Jackie News Twitter feed. Anyone with information should contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:40 am  

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