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Saturday, 5 May 2018

Over 100 designs have been submitted as part of a competition to create the first ever village sign for Oxshott

34 have been shortlisted, and will go on display at the Village Centre this weekend so residents can have their say.

Graham Tillotson is heading up the campaign.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:58 pm  

Chelsea are the Women's FA Cup winners

Emma Hayes's side claimed the trophy for the second time in the club's history with a 3-1 victory over Arsenal at Wembley.

A crowd of 45-thousand was by far the biggest ever in the decider.

Fran Kirby, who was awarded the PFA Player's Player of the Year and Football Writers’ Women’s Footballer of the Year last month, got the third goal.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:13 pm  

Crystal Palace have secured their Premier League status for another season

They came from behind to win 2-1 at Stoke - who have been relegated to the Championship.

Palace manager Roy Hodgson says he was reluctant to celebrate their achievement too much at the final whistle.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:05 pm  

Work on the next Go Cycle route in Kingston is set to start next week

The two-way Portsmouth Road cycle route is to be extended.

The works are part of the £30 million investment from former Mayor Boris Johnson.

But they’ve attracted criticism from drivers who say the busy Portsmouth Road is now too narrow and “more dangerous as a result”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:56 pm  

The MP for Central Croydon hits back at Trump's comments on knife crime in London

Donald Trump's been strongly criticised for claiming knife crime in London has left one of the capital's hospitals looking "like a war zone".

The US President made the comments while defending the right to have firearms in America.

But the Director of London's major trauma system says it's "ridiculous" to suggest guns are part of the solution.

MP for Central Croydon, Sarah Jones is chair of the parliamentary group on knife crime:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:12 pm  

Army beat Navy in annual clash at Twickenham

The British Army have won their annual rugby union match against the Navy at Twickenham stadium.

The final score was 22-14.

The successful army-men lifted the Babcock Trophy.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:56 pm  

Lib Dems set record in Merton local elections

The Lib Dems pulled off a string of surprising victories in Thursday’s elections, netting three councils from the Conservatives.

Among their successes were a record six members elected to Merton council.

One of them is 59-year-old Paul Kohler who has taken the Mayor of London to court over his decision to close Wimbledon police station.

In 2014 Mr Kohler was brutally attacked by a gang at his home in Wimbledon and only survived thanks to the bravery of local police officers.

His crowd funded campaign was successful in putting the station's closure on hold.

The case will be heard at the High Court next month.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:52 pm  

If you can't stand the heat, get into the kitchen at Hampton Court Palace.

It might not be the best day to be stuck in the kitchen – but –

one which was used for more than 200 years is on show again at Hampton Court Place.

The largest kitchen of Tudor England turned out 800 meals a day.

And you may even get a chance at helping with turning a spit.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:51 am  

Sutton politicos reflect on the new state of play.

Candidates who stood for the local elections have been reflecting on the new state of play and in Sutton Lib Dems are still in control.

No Labour party hopefuls managed to get elected and in Beddington North – the 3 councillors are all independent.

Political pundit Richard Johnson says an incinerator is soon to be located in Beddington North.

Mr Johnson stood unsuccessfully in the Nonsuch ward which wasn’t short of drama.

He says a tied vote between the Tories and Lib Dems led to a coin toss to decide on the Conservative victor.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:38 am  

Vulnerable missing woman say Wandsworth Police

Wandsworth police have issued an appeal over a highly vulnerable missing woman.

Anna NJIE was thought to have been seen in Battersea.

The public should ring 999 if she’s spotted.

Any information or sightings please mention Ref 1782/05 May 18

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:53 am  

Esher fire crews attended care home fire

Surrey fire brigade were in action through the night after fire broke out in a care home in Stanwell.

Fire crews from Esher attended the incident and people living there were evacuated bit by bit.

There were no injuries at the site in Mulberry Avenue.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:23 am  

Putney MP Greening has axe to grind over Eurosceptics.

Putney’s Conservative MP Justine Greening has hit out at her party’s Eurosceptics.

It’s her first significant comment since she resigned as Tory education secretary in January.

The member of parliament who also represents Roehampton is a believer in the closest possible relationship with the European Union – in the form of the Customs Union.

She’s now accused Tory Eurosceptics of behaving a little bit like Russia does at the UN Security Council – vetoing things they don’t like.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:12 am  

Tooting Bec lido opens

With a hot bank holiday weekend in store, it’s the perfect time for a swim and the opening today of the Tooting Bec lido for summer.

It’s the second largest open air freshwater swimming pool in Europe.

It’s recently been improved with £900,000 spent to provide a new pavilion offering space for exercise classes and new changing rooms and toilets.

There’s also a new courtyard giving more space for sunbathers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:49 am  

Friday, 4 May 2018

Complete Election Results

Hounslow were the last borough to reveal their election results.

With over 100,000 votes, it remains Labour.

It’s joined by Croydon, Hammersmith and Fulham and Merton.

Meanwhile Wandsworth, Woking and Kensington and Chelsea all remain Conservative.

Despite a couple of Conservative gains, Mole Valley remains a hung council.

Elsewhere in Surrey, Runnymede and Reigate and Banstead have remained Conservative.

The Lib Dems have won Kingston back from the Conservatives after 8 years. They won with over 50% of the vote

Earlier, they also took back neighbouring Richmond.

Sutton remains under the Liberal Democrats.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:35 pm  

Colin Firth’s wife was left ‘living in terror’ when her former lover started stalking her.

An Italian court has heard actor Colin Firth’s wife was left ‘living in terror’ when her former lover started stalking her.

Jackie's Jacqui Kerr reports.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:35 pm  

Jeremy Hunt visits mental health department at St George's Hospital

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt paid St George’s Hospital in Tooting a visit today.

He met over 100 frontline staff in the mental health department.

The Trust serves over a million people across South London.

Mr Hunt wanted to hear especially about patient safety at the site.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:55 pm  

Update on the attack in Clapham

A man has been sentenced to 10 years in a detention centre for an attack in Clapham which left his 17-year-old friend paralysed.

Jamel Boyce went into cardiac arrest after being stabbed during a row over a "minor disagreement" in October 2016.

His brain was starved of oxygen for 14 minutes and he’s now blind and unable to talk.

18 year old Tyrese Osei-Kofi was sentenced earlier.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:30 pm  

The Lib Dems have won Kingston back from the Conservatives after 8 years.

They won with over 50% of the vote

Earlier, they also took back neighbouring Richmond.

Speaking to voters there, Lib Dem leader and Richmond MP Vince Cable said today had been a success for the party.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:51 pm  

It’s not November, but the Poppy Factory in Richmond is reminding people that the charity needs help all year round

It estimates there are nearly 20,000 unemployed veterans who need support.

These are men and women who may have served in recent conflicts or historic wars, and they can request help from the charity at any point.

The Poppy Factory is calling for more volunteers to join its team.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte says he can't be held responsible for the club's decision to let Mohamed Salah go

The PFA and Football Writer's Player of the Year's scored 43 goals in his debut season for Liverpool so far, helping them to the Champions League final.

Salah left Stamford Bridge at around the same time Conte was appointed, but the Italian insists it wasn't down to him.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:33 pm  

The Lib Dems have won Kingston back from the Conservatives

They won with over 50% of the vote.

Turn out was 43.7%

Earlier, the Lib Dems also took back neighbouring Richmond.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:18 pm  

Esher and Walton's MP speaks out as Elmbridge declares

It was pretty much a stalemate between Labour and the Conservatives in England's local elections.

Jeremy Corbyn's party didn't make gains it hoped for but did increase their overall number of councillors.

Theresa May's Tories didn't do as badly as some feared and managed to hang on to key areas of London.

Conservative housing minister and MP for Esher and Walton Dominic Raab thinks he knows what they need to do in future.

The Conservatives have retained control of Elmbridge.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:02 pm  

An illegal shipment of 50 crocodiles has been seized at Heathrow Airport

UK Border Force says the year-old saltwater animals were found in five boxes by staff in a live shipment from Malaysia.

They were destined for a farm, where they were to be bred for their meat.

One crocodile has died since the discovery a week ago.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:45 pm  

It looks like there may have to be a recount in Hounslow

It appears postal vote ballots were mixed with multiple wards in each box.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:40 pm  

Jackie's Luke Williams has a roundup of the London and Surrey election results so far

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

UPDATED: The Conservatives have retained control of Woking borough

They have 16 councillors to the Lib Dems’ 8.

Woking was one of 5 boroughs nationwide that was piloting a new scheme where voters had to take ID to the polls.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:21 pm  

A man who broke into the home of his former partner in Croydon and assaulted her has been jailed for 13 years

Racine Ndiaye attempted to break into the woman’s home in November, shouting through the front door he was going to kill her.

She called the police and he fled the scene, but the 43 year old returned later that night and attacked her.

The victim hurt broke ankle upon jumping from a window; Ndiaye was arraested later that evening,
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:05 pm  

Detectives investigating the murder of 50-year-old David Potter in Tooting have arrested a 47 year old man

He remains in custody at a south London police station.

Police were called to a flat in Tooting High Street, following concerns for the welfare of a resident, on March the 26th.

Officers forced entry found the body of Mr Potter.

A post-mortem gave the cause of death as an incised wound to the neck.

Detectives previously arrested a 44-year-old man; he has since been released under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

Kingston's Kevin Davis retains his seat

In Kingston, Old Malden has declared.

It’s one of 16 wards in the borough.

Conservative Kevin Davis has controversially been re-selected by residents.

He came under fire after he became involved in a Twitter spat in which he called a 17 year old student “vile.”

More than 2,000 residents called for him to resign from his post as Leader of the Council.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:20 pm  

First results for Kingston are in

The Conservatives have won 3 seats in Old Malden.

That's 44% of the vote so far.

They’re hoping to retain control of the borough.

The Lib Dems, who took control of neighbouring Richmond, are hoping it'll turn yellow.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:37 pm  

Anti Heathow expansion campaigners speak out following local election results

Responding to the London local election results, Paul McGuinness, Chair of the No 3rd Runway Coalition said:

“These are a strong set of results for political parties that are opposed to Heathrow expansion. Throughout the campaign, we have been inundated with offers of support from candidates of all parties, in these local elections, all of whom have been vehement in their opposition to Heathrow expansion – and most notably in the areas which Heathrow claims to have backing for their third runway. So, unless these democratic politicians are seeking to offend their electorates, it would seem that Heathrow's media team - whether wilfully or through ignorance - has been guilty of exaggerating local support for its plans. Council candidates and communities have again clearly shown themselves to be against expansion.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:34 pm  

Immigration officials have carried out a raid in Tolworth

Just after 1pm, around 15 police officers carried out searches at properties in Broadoaks, a private road which runs behind the shops and houses on Tolworth Broadway.

It’s not clear if any arrests were made.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:54 pm  

More areas in Surrey declare

Despite a couple of Conservative gains, Mole Valley remains a hung council.

Elsewhere in Surrey, Runnymede and Reigate and Banstead have remained Conservative.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:47 pm  

Leader of Wandsworth Council Ravi Govindia says Labour picked on the wrong town

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:46 pm  

Streatham's MP says it's strange the party didn't take "expected" London seats

Chuka Umunna says hotly contested seats like Wandsworth should have gone to Labour.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:02 pm  

Prime Minister Theresa May arrives in Wandsworth to congratulate Conservatives

The Wandsworth seat was one of the most hotly contested seats nationwide.

Last night, Labourites including Diane Abbott and London Mayor Sadiq Khan were doing last minute canvassing in the town.

Here's the message the Prime Minister has for Labour this morning.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:43 am  

Sir Vince Cable says the Election 2018 results shows that the Lib Dems are "very much on the way back"

The Lib Dems have re-gained control of Richmond following their loss to the Conservatives at the council elections 8 years ago.

They are hoping neighbouring Kingston will follow suit this afternoon.

There are 16 wards in Kingston and counting is continuing.

Turnout in Kingston was 47.3%

Speaking from Richmond, the Lib Dem leader and Richmond MP had this to say.

This was the scene at Guildhall Kingston last night as the ballot boxes containing residents' votes arrived.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:33 am  

The nation’s emergency services will be celebrated at an event in Weybridge this bank holiday Monday

The Emergency Services Day at Brooklands Museum aims to showcase work done by the police, fire and ambulance crews.

Brooklands’ David Nagle has more.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:10 am  

Three people have been treated for smoke inhalation after a motorbike caught fire in Thornton Heath

The blaze in Parchmore Road, early this morning, destroyed the bike and damaged parts of a ground floor flat.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:05 am  

Star Wars actor Peter Cushing is being honoured with a blue plaque at his childhood home in Croydon

He's best known for playing Grand Moff Tarkin in the original movie in 1977.

He died in 1994 but was digitally revived for the Rogue One film in 2016.

The plaque, which is being announced on so-called Star Wars Day, will be unveiled in July.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:35 am  

Two men from Croydon have been jailed for a combined total of 9 years as part of a crackdown on drug dealing in Surrey.

Ernest Fourlagawo and Benjamin Fabrice pleaded guilty in court of possession with intent to supply crack cocaine and heroin.

They were caught by police in the early hours of December the 19th driving along the A217 in Banstead with no insurance.

When taken into custody, multiple wraps of class A drugs were found between Fabrice’s buttocks.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:17 am  

Elmbridge Council has hit back at claims it’s not spending money allocated to it for affordable housing

The authority says it has just over £4m collected from developers which it has committed to the cause.

It says its set to deliver at least 29 affordable homes across six projects.

The Council anticipates most of the money will be paid across within the next 12 months and all will have been spent by March 2020.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:13 am  

Kingston Hospital is the latest to join a nationwide initiative to get patients up and moving about

The End PJ Paralysis Campaign is one that’s running until the end of June.

It involves getting patients on wards dressed and walking about rather than sitting in their pyjamas all day.

Bosses say being able to wear your own clothes in hospital is more dignified and helps boost recovery.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:12 am  

Election 2018 results so far

Wandsworth has been held by the Conservatives, despite fervent Labour campaigning in the area.

However it’s a narrow victory, with only 32 out of 60 seats going to the Tories.

The Conservatives have been boosted by the collapse in Ukip's vote at council elections across England.

They picked up seats in pro-Brexit areas like Basildon and Peterborough.

In Croydon, Merton and Hammersmith and Fulham it’s a Labour hold.

This means Merton’s council leader Stephen Alambritis will have been a councillor for 15 years.

In Kensington and Chelsea it’s a Conservative hold, only losing one councillor, despite a backlash over their handling of Grenfell.

Richmond is the only change in the capital, with the Liberal Democrats winning 24 seats from the Tories.

Furthermore, the boroughs seen 4 Green Party councillors.

Meanwhile, Sutton has been held by the Lib Dems, but with a loss of 12 councillors.

Nationwide, UKIP have lost over 100 councillors.

Labour are in the lead with over 1500 councillors, while the Tories trail with just over 900.

Overall turnout was recorded at 43.6%, up around 8% from the last election in 2014.

Yet to declare are Kingston, Hounslow, and local Surrey councils, apart from Runnymede which is remaining Conservative.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:06 am  

A 39 year old man suffered a severe head injury after a violent attack in West Norwood

Details have emerged of a man being attacked on 30th March by three males at around half past nine in the evening.

3 men have been arrested and bailed to return at the end of April.

If you have any information, contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:23 am  

Injured stars could lose prize money at Wimbledon

Players at Wimbledon this year could be docked their first round prize money if they pull out mid-match knowing they had an injury.

At last year’s championship there were eight retirements, seven in the first round of men’s singles.

Players were accused of pocketing 35-thousand pounds despite knowing they were unlikely to finish the match.

But new rules announced this week warned that players who retire may be subject to a fine of up to first round prize money.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:52 am  

Thursday, 3 May 2018

The polls have closed; one of the most hotly contested areas is Wandsworth

The Conservatives have had an overall majority on the council since 1978.

But Labourites including London Mayor Sadiq Khan and comedian Eddie Izzard were out campaigning there this afternoon.

They’re hoping it’s one of the Tory strongholds that will turn red overnight.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:03 pm  

It appears Harry Potter has weaved his magic in Teddington

A pair of chairs used in the first film The Philosopher’s Stone sold for thousands at auction this afternoon.

The red velvet pieces were part of a bidding war, and eventually went to an American buyer for £5,800.

The auction was held at the Normansfield Theatre by Hampton Court based auctioneers Hansons.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:02 pm  

UPDATE from the court case of the Southfields murder

A women accused of killing her French nanny admitted in court today of hitting Sophie Lionnet, but insists it doesn’t make her a murderer.

Sabrina Kouider and her partner Ouissem Medouni are accused of torturing and killing Sophie, then putting her body on a bonfire last September.

Jurors have been told the couple believed the 21-year-old was conspiring to drug and molest the family with Kouider's ex-boyfriend Mark Walton, the founder of Boyzone.

The trial continues.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:01 pm  

Medical revolution from Roehampton

An 11-year-old girl has walked unaided for the first time thanks to a treatment which uses magnet.

Harleigh, from Roehampton, has a rare type of dwarfism and scoliosis which caused a major curve in her spine.

To help her, doctors used growth rods in her spine which can be extended by magnets from outside the body.

It means Harleigh does not require further surgery.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Travellers have failed to move off land in Epsom after setting up there at the weekend

The council served a direction to leave which required them to vacate Abbot’s Avenue within 24 hours.

But they failed to disperse yesterday.

A summons has been served on the group and a court hearing is due to take place tomorrow.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:54 pm  

People in parts of the country have been barred from voting in today’s local elections

Voters in five areas, including Woking, are being reminded they need to take ID to the polls.

The councils are trialling a scheme which is designed to help reduce the number of fraudulent votes.

Those turning up without it will be sent away and told to come back with a valid form of ID.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:53 pm  

Surrey has signed India cricket captain Virat Kohli for June

The batsman will be available for all of the club's matches in the County Championship and One-Day Cup next month.

It'll be Kohli's first time in the English county game.

He'll skipper India in a Test series with England this summer.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Police say there will hopefully be witnesses to a stabbing in Feltham

A fight broke out between a group of men in the High Street in broad daylight yesterday.

An 18-year-old was injured in the fracas.

Anyone who witnessed the assault or has any information should contact 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson says extending his stay at the club's not been one of his priorities as they try to avoid Premier League relegation.

He signed a two-year deal when he took over in September.

Hodgson says he'd be keen make it longer, once safety's guaranteed.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

Police are investigating a serious assault in West Molesey

A man in his 70s and another in his 60s were injured after being assaulted by a young man in Walton Road on Monday.

Both of the victims sustained injuries, and one of them was taken to hospital for treatment.

It’s believed that a number of people may have witnessed the assault, and Police are keen to speak to anyone in the area at the time.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

A hotel property company has drawn up plans to expand Heathrow airport which it says are cheaper than the current favoured designs

Arora Group thinks its proposals would cost "less than half" of what is expected at the moment.

It says it would save money because it wouldn't require a redevelopment of Terminals 2 and 3.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

The World’s “greatest glasshouse” has been returned to its former glory

The Grade I listed Temperate House at Kew Gardens is home to over 10,000 plants, some of which are the rarest in the World.

It re-opened to the media this morning after a 5 year restoration project, officially re-opening to the public on Saturday.

Greg Redwood is Head of Glasshouses Nurseries and is the Senior Horticulturist.

He's been telling Jackie's Simone Halfin all about the renovation.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:59 pm  

London Marathon's oldest runner John Starbrook is hanging up his running shoes

The oldest London Marathon runner 2016 and 2018 says he has definitely run his last.

87 year old John Starbrook from Staines took part in his first London Marathon in 1983 with hardly any training.

Now, he goes on 10 mile runs for fun and swims regularly at Hampton Open Air Pool.

John, who completed this year's marathon in just over 8 hours for Age UK, says although he won’t run next year, he’ll still be standing on the side lines as his grand-daughter is hoping for a place.

Here, the cheeky octogenarian explains what it's like to run a marathon at the grand old age of 87.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:03 pm  

A mum from Claygate has been shortlisted for a national award

Mel Wood wanted to get round the problem of her daughter kicking her bedcovers off at night.

Her invention, The Fidgetbum, is a stretchy cotton material that goes under the mattress and over the covers.

Mel’s been shortlisted for The Networking Mummies Nation Business Award.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:25 pm  

Did you see an assault take place in Feltham yesterday?

Witnesses to a fight in Feltham town centre - which left an 18-year-old with a stab wound - are urged to come forward by police.

No arrests have been made more than 24 hours after the teenager was stabbed in broad daylight on the High Street yesterday.

A post from Hounslow police described the incident as an ‘altercation between a group of males”.

Anyone who witnesses the assault or has any information should contact 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

The oldest London Marathon runner says he has definitely run his last

87 year old John Starbrook from Staines took part in his first London Marathon in 1983 with hardly any training.

Now, he runs around 10 miles a week and swims regularly at Hampton Pool.

John, who completed in just over 8 hours, says although he won’t run in 2019, he’ll still be standing on the side lines.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

Man who fell from Peacocks Shopping Centre named

A man who died after falling from a car park roof in Woking has been identified.

Simon Colley fell from The Peacocks Shopping Centre last month.

Reports suggest he fell from a height, which left him in a life-threatening condition.

A number of emergency services were called to the scene before he was airlifted to St George's Hospital in Tooting.

Surrey Police confirmed that he died six days later.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 am  

The world's greatest glasshouse will reopen this morning

The World’s “greatest glasshouse” reopens today after a 5 year restoration project.

The Temperate House at Kew is home to over 10,000 plants, some of which are the rarest in the World.

The structure in the middle of Kew Gardens is the World’s largest Victorian glasshouse.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

The polls are officially open

Voters are heading to the polls today across London and parts of Surrey for this year’s council elections.

London and Woking will be deciding their entire councils.

However, Elmbridge, Mole Valley, Reigate and Runnymede will elect a third.

Woking is among five boroughs nationwide piloting a controversial Voter ID scheme to combat fraud.

The Electoral Reform Committee calls it “a sledgehammer to crack a nut” as millions do not hold photo ID.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:05 am  

Hampton & Richmond eye-up National League promotion

Hampton and Richmond Borough remain on course for promotion to the National League after their extra time win over Truro.

The Beavers eventually won 3-1 after both teams were locked at 1-all after regulation 90-minutes at the Beveree Stadium.

They’re now through to the semi-finals.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:39 am  

Twickenham's MP questions student deportation numbers

Lib Dem leader Sir Vince Cable believes that the number of foreign students who may have been mistakenly deported is much higher than current estimates.

According to reports the Government may have deported 7-thousand foreign students after falsely accusing them of cheating in English language tests.

But the Twickenham MP says the figure was larger because some students at London Met University were sent home after it lost its license to sponsor visas in 2012.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:36 am  

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

A girl who volunteers for multiple animal help centres has been named as Wandsworth’s young person of the year.

Harini Thiruchelvam has won the award and £500.

Mayor of Wandsworth Leslie McDonnell praised her “personal dedication, self-discipline and ability to make the very best use of her time”.

Among young people recognised was 12 year old Rhea Kara, who raised £50,000 for genetic disease charity Reverse Rett.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:12 pm  

Charlie Gard's parents say they received death threats after their 11 month old son died last year.

Connie and Chris from Bedfont have told the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire some of the abuse appeared online on the day of his death.

Charlie suffered from an extremely rare genetic condition and had been at the centre of a legal row over his treatment before he died.

The couple have already offered their support to the family of Alfie Evans, who died in similar circumstances.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:09 pm  

Bookworms in Richmond are being encouraged to pay Richmond Lending Library a visit.

Bestselling author Jessie Burton is to host an evening there on May the 29th talking about her new book The Muse.

The event is part of Cityread London; an annual celebration of literature across the capital.

Jessie’s first book, The Miniaturist, was both a Sunday Times and New York Times best seller and has been translated into over 30 languages.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:36 pm  

The transport secretary is showing off his environmental side

Chris Grayling has become one of the first people to drive one of Green Tomato Cars’ new fleet of Toyota Mirai fuel electric saloons.

He drove from his department offices in Westminster with the co-founder, and Toyota’s GB President with him.

The Conservative MP for Epsom and Ewell said he was ‘thoroughly impressed’ by the zero emissions fleet with hydrogen infrastructure.

Chris Grayling MP behind the wheel of one of Green Tomato Cars' Toyota fuel cell electric Mirai, with Theo Ellis, Green Tomato Cars' Fuel Cell Implementation Manager.

From left to right: Paul Van der Burgh, Toyota GB President and Managing Director, Chris Grayling MP and Jonny Goldstone, Green Tomato Cars co-founder and Managing Director.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:06 pm  

A woman accused of murdering a French nanny at her home in Southfields claims her partner tortured the 21 year old

Sabrina Kouider has told the Old Bailey Ouissem Medouni dunked Sophie Lionnet’s head in a saucepan of water.

The 35 year old claims she was then forced to lie to police when the nanny’s body was discovered in the property’s garden.

Ms Kouider and Mr Medouni admit burning Ms Lionnet's body but deny her murder.

The trial continues.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:05 pm  

Pupil performance has improved across Spelthorne.

That’s according to the Spelthorne Education Action Group which was set up in 2014 to “improve standards.”

The focus is on vulnerable learners.

2017 KS4 results show pupils performed above the national average in terms of Attainment 8, Progress 8 and achieving A*-C at GCSE.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:31 pm  

Political parties are making a late push for votes, campaigning for tomorrow’s council elections.

A total of 4,371 seats are up for grabs across 150 councils, with six mayoral elections also taking place.

It is the first test of electoral opinion since last year's snap general election.

All council seats in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds and Newcastle are up for grabs.

On Wednesday former Prime Minister David Cameron paid a visit to Tory HQ in Westminster to rally the party's troops.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:31 pm  

Massive fly tip revealed in North Cheam

The video of the detritus, which includes mattresses, has been captured by Richard Johnson on Facebook.

Travellers are believed to have broken into the site off London Road on April the 15th.

The authorities are said to have been alerted to the dump.

Police in Epsom are currently working to remove another group of travellers who have set up site in Abbot's Avenue.

They have until this afternoon to vacate the premises after a formal notice was handed to them yesterday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

5:30 kick-off for Chelsea ladies vs Arsenal this Saturday at Wembley

More than 40,000 tickets have been sold for Saturday's Women's FA Cup final.

Arsenal and Chelsea set to play in front of a competition-record crowd.

The final is being held at Wembley for the fourth straight year.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:20 pm  

The introduction of safe-standing in the Premier League and Championship will be debated by MPs next month

The issue will be discussed in parliament on the 25th of June after more than 110,000 people signed a petition.

Standing at grounds in the top two divisions of English football was banned following the 1989 Hillsborough disaster.

Brentford, Chelsea and Fulham fans have all expressed support for the idea.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:57 pm  

Young athletes putting Richmond on the map

Five athletes from Orleans Park School were part of a triumphant West London Boccia team at the under-19 Lord’s Taverners Schools Finals held in Hertfordshire.

The group from Orleans Park School were representing West London following their London Youth Para Games win earlier this month.

The team, led by Mitchell Robinson, included Aiden Robinson, Tom Manning, Elize Tanner and Billy Miller.

Aiden was ultimately named player of the tournament.

The team went undefeated as they were crowned National Under-19 Boccia Champions 2018, beating Kent 3-2 in the final, having come through a nervy opening 6-5 win over Yorkshire.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:59 pm  

Travellers who moved on to a site in Epsom have until today to leave.

They set up camp in Abbot’s Avenue yesterday.

The council served a direction to leave which requires them to vacate within 24 hours.

It says it will check this morning to make sure they have moved on.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:48 am  

Serena Williams could still be made the number one seed at Wimbledon this year, even though she’s dropped to 449th in the world

That’s since giving birth last year.

She believes players returning from pregnancy should have their seedings and rankings protected.

Meanwhile, Andy Murray’s hip injury means he may not make the top 32 before the competition starts on the 2nd of July.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:06 am  

Man dies as car leaves the A3 southbound carriageway near Wisley

The police are appealing for witnesses after a man has died in a car crash at around 9pm yesterday.

The white Audi he was driving left the road and collided with a barrier on the A3 southbound near Wisley services.
There were no other vehicles involved in the incident.

Officers assisted by two off duty paramedics, attempted to resuscitate the driver, a man in his 30's from Hampshire, however the man sadly passed away at the scene.

His family have been informed.

The A3 was closed in both directions to allow the emergency services, to carry out their work, and for an air ambulance to land.

The southbound carriageway is likely to remain closed while collision investigators carry out their work and the barrier is repaired.

Anyone with information is asked to call Surrey Police on 101, quoting reference: PR/P18099931.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:30 am  

Epsom’s MP has reiterated his unhappiness about plans to sell off land at the rear of the town’s hospital

The trust’s Chief Executive says the sale will generate money that can be spent on re-developing the site.

But MP Chris Grayling says he could only support the move if the land is used for health and social care facilities.

He says he was promised last year by hospital bosses that there would be no sale until the future of the hospital site had been resolved.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:11 am  

A man in Hayes has held up a McDonald’s to steal a box of monopoly cards and vouchers

At 2pm on the 23rd of March he walked into the Coldharbour Lane branch, where he waved a knife at staff then ran into the kitchen.

The suspect is described as a black man, dressed in a dark and grey two tone hooded top, white gloves, black trousers and black shoes.

If you have any information contact police on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:53 am  

There are calls for deportation flights to be cancelled until it can be guaranteed nobody will be wrongfully expelled

MP for Battersea Marsha De Cordova is calling on new Home Secretary Sajid Javid after the Windrush scandal.

It comes after reports of a 63 year old grandmother who was told she’d be deported.

That’s despite previously caring for her 92 year old father from the Windrush generation.

The government has admitted to deporting citizens ‘in error’.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:09 am  

Richmond aims to raise awareness of alcohol intake

People in Richmond are once again being urged to check their alcohol intake on a specialised website.

Richmond DrinkChecker aims to raise awareness of alcohol, health and safer drinking.

Residents can use the site to help set goals to drink less, see how much they can save in cash and calories by reducing their drinking.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:48 am  

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

A group of mums in Ashford are proving they are Compassionate Neighbours

They’ve taken part in the scheme of the same name set up by Esher based Princess Alice Hospice.

The volunteers complete 6, 2 hour training sessions, before being paired with a Princess Alice patient.

They visit them once a week, taking their own children with them, to reinforce the importance of “intergenerational” contact.

Clarendon Children’s Centre in Ashford provided a free crèche for the volunteers’ children while they trained.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:34 pm  

The Transport Secretary has spoken out after calls were made for him to resign

The RMT union says Epsom MP Chris Grayling should quit his role.

It’s after a Commons Committee Report claimed rail passengers are paying the price for the broken franchising system.

In his newsletter to his constituents, Mr Grayling says he’s especially unhappy about South Western railway’s performance on the line out of Waterloo.

He says many of the issues have been caused by track and signal failures which are down to Network Rail.

He says he has insisted the situation is sorted and the two companies have set up a review of what’s going wrong.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:04 pm  

A lack of so called Permitted Development Rights is producing “low quality housing.”

That’s according to research carried out by teams from UCL and the University of Sheffield.

PDRs are types of planning permission granted by central government instead of an authority.

568 case studies were looked at including buildings in Camden and Croydon to see how current rules affect the North/South London divide
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:16 pm  

A memorial was held today for former England and Chelsea captain Ray Wilkins

The 61 year old died last month at St George’s hospital in Tooting after being placed in an induced coma for a cardiac arrest.

This afternoon’s service was held at St Luke's and Christ Church in Chelsea.

Present were former England bosses Glenn Hoddle, Roy Hodgson and Chelsea manager Antonio Conte.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:04 pm  

It’s estimated over 38,000 people in Richmond are drinking levels of alcohol that puts them at an increased risk of health problems

They’re being urged to use the Richmond DrinkAware website.

The site aims to help residents be more aware about the potential damage that drinking to excess can cause.

People can use it to help set goals to drink less and see how much they can save in cash and calories by reducing their drinking.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

A man has been arrested on suspicion of drink-driving in Sutton

The driver was detained after police were called to Stanley Park Road at noon.

No injuries were reported and the man is being questioned.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:59 pm  

Culture Secretary Matt Hancock is to decide whether 21st Century Fox's proposed takeover of Sky is in the public interest by the 13th of June

Rupert Murdoch's firm is trying to buy the 61% of the Osterley based broadcaster it does not already own.

There are concerns about competition as well as rival offers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:45 pm  

The British Medical Association is welcoming a debate in the commons today on solitary confinement for young people

BMA studies report it causes increased suicide risk and reintegration problems.

The debate is being hosted by Feltham MP Seema Malhotra.

The human rights committee has launched an inquiry into the use of restraint and isolation of young people in jail.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

Sutton's RBS on closure list

Royal Bank of Scotland says it's closing 162 branches in England and Wales in areas where it has outlets too close to other ones.

It means nearly 800 jobs are to go at the lender.

Amongst the branches closing are Sutton, Streatham and Woking.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:18 pm  

Travellers move onto site in Epsom

They've set up in Abbot's Avenue and have been handed a notice which requires them to leave within 24 hours.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:06 pm  

Wimbledon bosses are changing prize money rules to stop injured tennis players from starting, and then quitting, first round matches

They'll now be entitled to half their money if they pull out on site before playing.

Previously they'd not get anything unless they went out on court.

It's after several controversial withdrawals last year.

Players could also now be fined for exploiting the system.

The overall pot of money's going up to £34 million.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Police are hunting a man who has been captured on CCTV taking items out of women’s handbags while they’re shopping in supermarkets

The first incident happened on March the 15th at Aldi in Gogmore Lane in Chertsey.

The second happened on the 19th of April at Waitrose in the Ashley Centre in Epsom.

The thefts happen while the victims are distracted.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

A year's rent takes up every penny earned by full-time workers until the first week of May

That’s according to analysis by BBC News.

A middle income earner in England would work 86 days to rent an average two-bedroom home, five more than in 2011.

In Sutton someone with a full time job works until the 17th July to pay rent for the year, that’s 22 days more than 2011.

In Merton the average earner takes until the 8th of August to earn their rent, that’s a 20 day increase over the last 7 years.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

The RSPCA is calling on cat owners to get their pets neutered

It’s after 5 kittens were found dumped in a moses basket in Ashford.

The animals are being cared for at the charity’s site in Chobham.

It’s thought they are around 6 weeks old.

The RSPCA says neutering can prevent unwanted pregnancies as well as some illnesses and unwanted behaviours.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:43 pm  

An environmental campaigner who says she was tricked into a relationship with an undercover police officer is taking legal action

The woman, known as Monica, will ask judges to overturn prosecutors' decision not to charge the Met Police's Jim Boyling.

Another of the women known as Laura, married and had children with Boyling, they lived together in a house in East Molesey.

This week Scotland Yard began a closed disciplinary hearing which could see him sacked.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:04 pm  

Can you help count beetles in Battersea?

We’re being asked to make a record of the amount of Stag Beetles we spot this summer.

Battersea based charity People’s Trust for Endangered Species, needs our help recording the endangered species during June and July.

Volunteers need to walk 500metres six times on warm evenings, counting the beetles they see before emailing the findings to PTES

Stag beetles are Britain’s largest land beetle with males reaching up to 7.5 cm in size.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

Mitcham based children's charity Jigsaw4U needs your help to win a national award

Jigsaw4U helps youngsters across Merton and Sutton with issues like bereavement and homelessness.

It’s one of just five charities shortlisted in the Charity Film Awards, and is now competing to win the overall People’s Choice Award.

Jenny Harwood from Jigsaw4U explains what the charity does and why it deserves your vote.

Voting closes on May the 10th.

To vote, click here
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:42 am  

The investigation continues into a fatal crash in Isleworth

Police are looking for witnesses following a fatal collision in Isleworth.

Emergency services were called to Twickenham Road last Thursday, to reports of a collision between a Toyota Yaris and a moped.

The rider, 18 year old Sam Jefferies from Chiswick died at the scene.

The driver of the Toyota stopped at the scene.

The investigation continues.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

15 men arrested by Hounslow police for drug offences

15 men have been sentenced to a combined total of over 30 years in prison following a series of drug raids across Hounslow.

The operation took place in February, and was part of a crackdown on the supply of drugs, violence and associated crime.

More than 300 officers secured quantities of Class and A and Class B drugs from various properties.

13 of the men pleaded guilty.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

More foster carers are needed in Richmond

Richmond wants to double its number of foster carers.

There are currently around 40 such parents or guardians in the borough.

Foster parents for children over the age of 12 are particularly needed.

Achieving for Children and Richmond Council have issued the plea.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 am  

A Royal Run for charity has started in Cobham today

Competitors are running 269 miles on a treadmill at Waitrose in order to raise money for one of Prince Harry's charities, Canine Partners.

The aim is to raise £10,000 to purchase a support dog and its training for a customer with a disability.

The mile target was chosen because it is the distance from Caernarfon Castle in Wales to Windsor Castle.

Ex-footballer Wayne Bridge and singer Louise Redknapp are among those thought to have signed up for a 15 minute treadmill slot.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:17 am  

Monday, 30 April 2018

Police appeal after a man was robbed in Woking.

Police are appealing for information after a man was robbed in Woking.

He was approached by a group of four to five men on Omega Road last week.

He was then walked into Walton Court, where they took his money and clothes.

All suspects are in their early 20s.

The victim wasn’t seriously injured.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:23 pm  

Donald Trump criticises Battersea as the new location for the American Embassy

President Trump has renewed his criticism of the Nine Elms development in Battersea.

Speaking at a rally in Michigan, he once again called it a "lousy" and "horrible" location for the new American Embassy.

The US president is due to visit the UK on July the 13th.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:21 pm  

A man in his 50s has been assaulted at Epsom’s popular Hook Road Arena car boot sale

The incident happened last Sunday, April the 22nd, at around 12.30pm.

The victim was about to place some items in his car when he heard someone call his name; as he turned, he was punched in the jaw several times.

The offender, a man in his 30s, and another man, then got into a white Ford transit van which made off at speed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:48 pm  

A judge has told a man that he carefully thought through and relentlessly executed the murder of his seven year old daughter

56 year old Robert Peters killed Sophia at the family home in Raynes Park in November.

The murder happened a month after the depressed antiques dealer was found not to be a risk by a child protection team.

Sophia’s mother issued a statement after the verdict was announced.

Part of it is read here by one of our reporters.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

The woman on trial for murdering a nanny at her home in Southfields has admitted being violent towards her three times

35 year old Sabrina Kouider says she hit 21-year-old Sophie Lionnet with an electrical cable.

The French national’s body was found in her employers' garden at their family home last September.

Ms Kouider and her partner Mr Medouni admit burning Ms Lionnet's body, but deny her murder.

The trial at the Old Bailey continues.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:59 pm  

Targeting chemotherapy with genetic testing effectively treats women with breast cancer

That’s the finding of a clinical trial at the Institute for Cancer Research in Sutton.

Researchers discovered women who had advanced breast cancer and faults in their BRCA genes responded well to the chemotherapy drug carboplatin.

68% of the women who took part found that their tumours had shrunk.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:22 pm  

A man has made off with large amounts of fragrances from Boots in Weybridge

The theft from the store on the High Street happened at around midday on the 25th of March.

Police have released CCTV images of the man in the hope witnesses may come forward.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

A serial sex attacker who targeted victims on the train and tube network has been jailed for 10 months

32 year old Piotr Rubach committed the string of offences in areas including Oxford Circus and Worcester Park.

One of his victims was a 16 year old student.

He was identified after officers analysed CCTV footage in each of the locations.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:37 pm  

Plans to build a national re-homing centre for retired racing greyhounds are one step closer today

Worcester Park based Greyhound Trust has re-homed over 85,000 greyhound dogs since it was formed 43 years ago.

The proposed site in Horley will house a modest office building and 30 kennels, which would allow up to 60 animals to be cared for at a time.

Graham Marsh from the Greyhound Trust says contrary to popular belief, they are very easy dogs to keep as pets.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:49 pm  

Made in Chelsea stars launch mental health awareness campaign

Reality TV couple Binky Felstead and Josh Patterson are among the celebrities supporting a new campaign to get people talking about mental health during and after pregnancy.

The Made in Chelsea stars welcomed their first child last year.

They've launched Maternal Mental Health Matters Week with a selfie of themselves shouting, to raise awareness of the campaign.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Two knives have been found as part of a community weapons sweep in Croydon

They were discovered in Queens Gardens next to a church hall yesterday.

Croydon Churches helped with the police sweep.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:14 pm  

Heathrow is considering a £15 congestion charge for 82 miles of surrounding road in an effort to meet emission targets

The M4 is currently two thirds above the legal limit on pollution levels.

The proposal comes as Heathrow prepares to expand by 740,000 flights a year with a third runway.

The Mail reports that Transport Secretary and Epsom MP Chris Grayling thinks the charge is the only way to meet emissions targets.

The No 3rd Runway Coalition says the charge “acts as evidence that expansion will mean an even pricier airport in reality”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:12 pm  

A man's been jailed for at least 24 years for murdering his seven-year-old daughter in Raynes Park

Robert Peters strangled Sophia with a dressing gown cord at his £1 million home in Blenheim Road last November.

The 56-year-old initially denied murdering her, but changed his plea on the third day of his trial.

Sophia's mother, Krittiya Peters, said:

I am absolutely devastated by Sophia's death. I am finding it hard to come to terms with her death and the circumstances in which she died.

I feel betrayed and angry at my husband, who was supposed to look after and ensure the safety and wellbeing of our family at all costs.

My priority now is to remain positive.

Peace and tranquillity is what we need.

It is going to be very hard for us. We know that most people will appreciate this and we thank our friends and family for their constant support in this traumatic time. We hope that others will understand that peace is important for us.

Press interest has been stressful.

I would like to be left in peace, along with my family, to deal with the loss of beautiful Sophia.

The court had previously heard how on the morning of the 3rd of November, Peters had been left at home in charge of his daughter, Sophia.

He later told police he had been planning to kill her for weeks and had gone to her room and strangled her.

Other family members had left early, and he told officers he believed this would be his last chance to kill her for some time.

After he thought she was dead, he called police.

At 8am, a police operator received a 999 phone call that stated "there's a murder" and the male caller went on to say a child had been murdered.

When the caller was asked, "who's killed them?" the caller replied, "I have."

Officers arrived five minutes later and found the front door of the house open. When they entered they were met by Peters who said: "She's upstairs, I've strangled her."

An officer found Sophia in her bedroom and she found a black fleece dressing-gown belt had been tied around her neck.

The officer worked to loosen the ligature and began CPR.

The London Ambulance Service had been called and they also tried to revive Sophia before taking her to St George's hospital.

Sophia was placed in intensive care, but died the following day.

Peters was arrested at the scene.

Detective Inspector Helen Rance, from the Homicide and Major Crime Command, who led the investigation, said:

The death of a child is something no family should have to go through, but the fact that Sophia Peters died at the hands of her own father makes it truly dreadful.

Sophia was a loving and much loved child whose loss has devastated all who knew her from her family through to her school friends and teachers.

I hope that the conclusion of the judicial process will be of some comfort to all those so terribly affected by her death.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:56 am  

Did you know that towels used across last year’s Wimbledon Tennis fortnight went to the YMCA Merton Winter night shelter?

48 nets from the championships were also donated to courts across Merton and Wandsworth.

Over 50 pairs of glasses left behind at the tennis were also donated to Vision Aid Overseas.

A number of items were also handed to Wandsworth and Wimbledon Foodbanks.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:49 am  

A new leisure centre is planned for Staines, replacing a fifty year old facility

A site in Staines Park has been identified as a possible site for it, due to it not being in the green belt and its alleged ease of accessibility.

A consultation will start later this year with drop-in sessions around the borough and an online platform.

Staines Leisure Centre had over half a million visitors last year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:48 am  

“Picknickers” across Richmond are being asked to make sure they pick up after themselves

Would-be litterbugs are being urged to use bins provided; the recent warm weather has seen a spike in people enjoying the outdoors.

Anyone caught dropping litter can be issued with an on the spot fine of up to £150.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:47 am  

A learner driver has been jailed after killing his fiancée’s sister in a crash in Cobham

27 year old Anthony Grimmond has been given three years and four months in jail for the death of 20 year old Leanne Culver.

Leanne had been given 18 months to live due to a serious heart condition the day before the tragedy.

She died at the scene.

Grimmond claimed he swerved to avoid an animal, but hit the accelerator rather than the brakes in panic.

The court was told he had mental health issues, and had attempted suicide the day before.

A saliva test showed presence of cannabis, but blood tests indicated it was below the legal limit.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:05 am  

The Fulham owner who's looking to buy Wembley Stadium reveals whether Chelsea could move to the ground

Shahid Khan says he'd be happy for Chelsea to use Wembley as a temporary home, should he buy it.

The owner of Fulham and American football side Jacksonville Jaguars is in talks to purchase the national stadium for a reported £800 million.

Chelsea have been linked with a switch to Wembley during their planned redevelopment of Stamford Bridge.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:05 am  

Epsom's Chris Grayling says Amber Rudd should be given some credit

Amber Rudd has resigned as home secretary after admitting she 'inadvertently' misled MPs over government targets for removing illegal migrants.

She's been under pressure to step down, since telling a Commons committee there were no such goals in place.

Her opposite number, Labour's Diane Abbott, says the move was 'inevitable'.

Transport secretary Chris Grayling feels she should be given some credit.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:05 am  

Crystal Palace wants debate on safe standing at grounds

Crystal Palace has asked football fans to sign a petition calling for parliament to debate the issue of safe standing at football grounds.

Sports Minister Tracey Crouch recently rejected West Bromwich Albion’s request for a trial period.

So far the petition has over 86-thousand signatures, about 14,000 short of the 100,000 threshold to have it considered for debate in the Commons.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:55 am  

Surrey Police step up fight against hate crime

An initiative to help tackling hate crimes in Surrey has started today.

Surrey Police has joined forces with Stop Hate UK and Surrey Minority Ethnic to gain engagement with local communities.

It aims to encourage people to come forward to report crimes either directly to police or through third party organisations.

There were more than 1 thousand 3 hundred hate crime offences in Surrey between 2016 and 17.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:04 am  

Surrey Cricket League: Ploughmans beat the rain to win

Only one match survived the rain in the opening round of the Surrey Cricket League on the weekend.

In Division Two Steve Britto’s 87 led Ploughmans to a four wicket win over Sutton Challengers A at the Dulwich Sports Ground.

Earlier half centuries from Sai Eleswarapu’s and Ahmed Hasan led Sutton Challengers to 177.

Ploughmans replied with 183 for 6.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 am  

Sunday, 29 April 2018

Elizabeth Hurley's nephew speaks about Battersea stabbing after Met realise CCTV footage

Elizabeth Hurley's nephew has said he felt like he had a "guardian angel" that kept him alive when he was stabbed after a minor car crash in Battersea.

Miles Hurley, who’s 21, lost six pints of blood in the attack in March.

Detectives are appealing for anyone who saw a black hatchback on Wandsworth Road and in the Patmore Estate.

Scotland Yard has released a CCTV clip of the car with blacked-out windows that they want to trace.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:42 pm  

Flood alerts in place for Putney, Teddington, Wimbledon and New Malden

Flood alerts are in place in West London as heavy rain is expected overnight.

Flooding possible along the Tidal Thames riverside from Putney Bridge to Teddington Weir; the River Hogsmill in New Malden,
and Beverley Brook in Wimbledon
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:06 pm  

Chelsea Ladies out of Women's Champions League semi-final

It’s a disappointing exit for Chelsea Ladies today as they lost 2-0 in their Women's Champions League semi-final second leg against Wolfsburg.

With Man City Ladies also crashing out today, there’ll be no English side in the final.

The last British team to do that was Arsenal, with their 2007 triumph.

The Blues, who are top of their league, face Arsenal in the FA Women's Cup final on 5 May.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:25 pm  

Trump criticises Battersea Nine Elms site of new US Embassy

Donald Trump’s criticised the new home of the US embassy in Nine Elms, calling the location "lousy" and "horrible".

He previously called the sale of the former Embassy site in Mayfair a "bad deal".

Trump, who visits the UK in July, had blamed his predecessor, Barack Obama, but the move was agreed during George W Bush's presidency.

The new embassy in Nine Elms cost $1bn (£730m) and holds 800 members of staff.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:11 pm  

400 environmentally minded households in Twickenham turned out last weekend to collect a bag of compost in time for spring

It’s after Richmond Council, West London Waste Authority and Veolia teamed up to give away five tonnes of compost at the Holly Road Car Park.

In addition over 300kg of small electrical items were brought along by households to be used for recycling purposes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:23 pm  

The annual charity Walk for Peace is taking place today at Windsor Great Park

Last year, the event raised £685,000, but the team is looking to boost that to £1m this year.

The event’s being held in association with Runnymede Council.

The borough’s Mayor, Iftikhar Chaudri, says he is “truly honoured” to host it.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:10 pm  

More than 200 MPs have written to Theresa May calling for the assurances given to the Windrush generation about their citizenship rights to be written into law

The letter says there are still concerns over compensation and housing.

Meanwhile the Home Secretary's being accused of misleading Parliament after claiming she didn't know about removal targets.

Lib Dem leader and Twickenham MP, Sir Vince Cable, is looking forward to hearing what Amber Rudd has to say:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:04 am  

Hear from Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson after their 5-nil thrashing of Leicester

Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson says he can't judge how big an achievement it'd be to keep the club in the Premier League while he's still their manager

A 5-nil thumping of Leicester means they're six points above the bottom three with their rivals having two or three matches to play.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:17 am  

The man who wants to buy Wembley Stadium says he'd put no time limit on any deal for England matches to be played at the ground

Fulham and American football team owner Shahid Khan's reportedly offered the Football Association £800 million

It's thought the governing body's offices would stay there as would the FA Cup final.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:15 am  

Chelsea's boss is feeling realistic of his sides chances

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte says all they can do is try and keep putting pressure on the teams above them in the battle to finish in the

Premier League's top four.

Last night's 1-nil win at Swansea means they're just two points behind fourth placed Tottenham but have played a game more.

Conte's realistic about their chances of pipping Spurs to a Champions League place.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:34 am  

Wandsworth has a quarter of over 60 year olds deprived

A quarter of people over 60 in Wandsworth are “income deprived.”

That’s according to statistics revealed in the Wimbledon Foundation Charity’s annual review of 2017.

Established in 2013, it’s the charity of The All England Lawn Tennis Club and The Championships.

The stats also show that around 1 in 3 children in Wandsworth live in income deprived households.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:16 am  

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Amelia Beltrao
Amelia thinks living in New Malden definitely has its benefits: she gets the shops and beautiful riverside from Kingston, can walk her dogs on the common and visit the tennis in Wimbledon, as well as having a great range of Asian culture and cuisines on her high street.

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