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Saturday, 2 June 2018

Chris Grayling could face questions in Westminster this week after Northern axed 165 daily trains until the end of July

The Transport Secretary and Epsom and Ewell MP has also been called to resign by the RMT union.

Northern was forced into the move after new timetables introduced two weeks ago led to cancellations and delays.

These passengers are far from impressed:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:14 pm  

People are being encouraged to sign up to the #PlasticFreeMerton campaign

It’s been created by the council to help reduce the amount of single plastic use in the borough.

8 million tonnes of the material is dumped in the ocean every year according to Sustainable Merton.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:55 pm  

Declan Donnelly thanks supporters

The TV presenter has thanked fans for messages of support he's been getting for presenting the Britain's Got Talent semi-finals without his regular co-host.

Ant McPartlin stepped down from his commitments after pleading guilty to drink-driving in Mortlake earlier this year.

Dec put a message on Twitter thanking supporters for - what he called - their lovely messages.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:08 pm  

Around 50 street parties have been planned in Croydon this weekend, to mark this year’s Big Lunch weekend

To make the organisation easier, the council is covering all costs of Traffic Management Orders required for road closures.

They offer the chance for neighbours to come together and new friends to be made in the community.

The council hopes all hosts of a Big Lunch party this weekend will have a ‘fantastic celebration.’
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:28 pm  

People living in a part of Croydon say they don't feel safe after a cyclist with a large so-called "zombie knife" tried to attack a motorist

This man would only talk to us on condition of anonymity.

The incident was caught on a camera from a vehicle travelling in the other direction in Croydon.

The man hit the window with the blade and kicked the door of a blue Volkswagen.

No arrests have been made.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:26 pm  

Masar wins the Epsom Derby 2018

Masar is the surprise winner of horse racing's 2018 Epsom Derby.

The Charlie Appleby-trained 16-to-1 shot was ridden by William Buick.

Saxon Warrior had been the pre-race favourite - but could only finish fourth.

Dee Ex Bee was second, with Roaring Lion in third.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:52 pm  

Queen is at Epsom Derby - an update from the track ahead of the 'big race'

Punters are getting behind the Irish trained favourite Saxon Warrior ahead of horse racing's Epsom Derby this afternoon – and it looks like there'll be near perfect conditions.

The Queen is at Epsom today for The Derby, she’s only missed two appearances there throughout her reign.

She has showed up in an all purple outfit as the crowd sung the National Anthem.

Mike Vince is live from the track.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:23 pm  

Woman from Morden to row Great Pacific Race to highlight pollution crisis

8 million tonnes of plastic is dumped in to the ocean every year.

Today, a woman from Morden will undertake the Great Pacific Race to highlight the pollution crisis.

Emma Rogers will row from California to Hawaii with just three other women.

The challenge will see them row for 12 hours a day on board a 24ft boat with no sail and no help.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:13 pm  

Crowds start pouring into Epsom for the Derby later

Tens of thousands are arriving at Epsom for flat racing's big day - the Derby.

The favourite is trained by Aiden O'Brien - who is going for a record-equalling seventh victory in the event.

Mike Vince is at the course.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:32 pm  

14 runners will go to post for flat racing’s blue riband event, the ‘Epsom Derby’ later

The Epsom Downs will be packed with racegoers. Security will be tight with armed officers, traffic diversions and police dogs around the track.

The derby is the largest annual gathering of people in Surrey.

The big race itself is run over a distance of one mile, four furlongs and 6 yards and is Britain's richest horse race, and the most prestigious of the five Classics.

Aidan O'Brien's Saxon Warrior is the odds-on favourite with Young Rascal the current second favourite.

Race time is 16.30.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:06 am  

Young peregrines take to the sky in Morden

A new family of peregrines are nearly ready to take flight in Morden and Merton Council is asking the public to keep an eye out for the inexperienced fliers.

They made their home on the roof of the civic centre.

There are 4 chicks about to fledge and it’s a time when they can become trapped in odd places, land on neighbouring buildings or be perched on window ledge.

If a chick is grounded it will be unable to fly and could die if not rescued.

If you see a chick in difficulties, contact the London Peregrine Partnership on 07807 738699 or the Merton Wildlife Police Officer on 0208 721 2455.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:08 am  

TV star is in court for an assault in Twickenham

Gogglebox star, George Gilbey, is in court accused of assaulting his partner by beating and destroying property at her home in Twickenham while their daughter slept upstairs.

Wimbledon Magistrates Court was told on Friday that he threw a television at Gemma Conway and tried to strangle her.

The couple had been together for about two and a half years but were living separately.

He came to her flat after drinking at the pub while she had friends visiting and an argument began between them.

He denies the charges and the case continues.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:09 am  

Grenfell Tower fraudster is jailed

A man who claimed his father died on the 24th floor of the Grenfell Tower has been jailed for 18 months on two counts of fraud by false representation.

Following the fire a year ago, 31 year old Mohammad Ali Gamoota told council officers he had lived in the tower with his father.

He was housed in a hotel and given an initial payment of £500.

It was discovered that he had in fact been living in Croydon and his father lived abroad.

He pleaded guilty to the charges at Isleworth Crown Court on Friday and was immediately sentenced.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:26 am  

Friday, 1 June 2018

Two separate reviews looking at the high cost of funerals are to be launched.

The Competition and Markets Authority says it'll examine if people are getting a bad deal.

The Treasury is considering cracking down on pre-paid funeral plans, to stop consumers from being ripped off.

Meanwhile, Kingston council says it’s concerned about rising funeral poverty and wants to give families more options like home funerals.

The authority has been awarded a national gold standard for its bereavement last month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:26 pm  

A biker’s in hospital with serious injuries after an accident in Leatherhead.

Police were called to reports of a motorbike and a van involved in a collision in Dorking Road at around 10.00am.

Police are asking for witnesses to come forward on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:10 pm  

An actor has pleaded guilty to stalking Christine Lampard.

The TV presenter and wife of former Chelsea player Frank Lampard was bombarded with tweets, emails and visits for three years.

Christof King also went to the couple's £10million home in Chelsea several times.

Pregnant Christine has spoken of how the ordeal left her afraid to go out.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:02 pm  

A man has been jailed for 20 years for raping two women

30 year old Edward Gabbai met his first 20-year-old victim via the Tinder app in 2016.

They were in a short-term relationship when he assaulted her at an address in Stoke Newington where he was house-sitting.

The second victim was a 23-year-old woman he met before taking her back to Battersea where he was house sitting and attacking her.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:12 pm  

A power cut has left riders stranded at Chessington World of Adventures

It happened earlier this afternoon.

Visitors took to Twitter to say people were being rescued.

The theme park says riders were helped to safety within half an hour.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:12 pm  

Eamonn Holmes has asked the Queen for an interview while picking up his OBE at Buckingham Palace

The presenter from Weybridge was given the honour for services to broadcasting.

He says he told Her Majesty he'd interviewed most of her family but not her, and asked if she would put that right for him but admits she laughed it off, which he's assuming means no.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

A Police officer injured in the London Bridge terrorist attack has thanked the public for their support

Sunday marks one year since 11 people, including 3 attackers, were killed.

PC Wayne Marques was seriously injured when he confronted the terrorists.

He had to spend many months at Headley Court rehab centre.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:04 pm  

Together Forever has won the Oaks on Ladies Day at Epsom Downs

The Queen will join thousands of people for tomorrow’s Derby.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:41 pm  

Police remain at the scene of a fatal stabbing in Chelsea

A police cordon has been in place in Cathcart Road since Wednesday.

A man in his 40s was stabbed to death shortly after 11pm.

Although he hasn’t been officially named, residents say he was 41 year old John Foster.

His next of kin has been informed but no arrests have been made.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:33 pm  

England striker Fran Kirby's signed a new deal with Women's Super League champions Chelsea

The international's agreed a contract until 2021.

She was named as this year's player of the year by her fellow professionals and by football writers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

Streatham MP Chuka Umunna has come under fire after advertising for an unpaid intern in his office

He said he was looking for someone on a degree course who would be supported by student finance.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has reminded MPs of the party's commitment to ban unpaid internships.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has "withdrawn" his application for a UK visa

That's according to the BBC.

It’s believed that recent reports that stated his application had been denied were false.

It was announced yesterday that the 51 year old put plans to build the club a new stadium on hold.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

A major road closure in Feltham is causing chaos for drivers even though works have only just started

Hounslow Road is shut between Hanworth Road and New Road for 10 months.

The council says the work is being done to improve traffic, travel, transport links and road safety.

Stay tuned to Jackie for the latest travel across the period.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

A video of a cyclist attacking a car in Croydon with a so called Zombie machete has gone viral

The man can be seen trying to smash a motorist's window in London Road after an apparent road rage altercation.

The 19 year old driver then runs to safety.

The whole incident was captured on dashcam footage.

Police have confirmed they attended the scene on Wednesday afternoon, but no arrests have been made.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:43 pm  

Surbiton Trophy Fuzion 100 tennis begins this weekend

Tennis’s World number 23 Nick Kyrgios is set to make his debut at the Surbiton Tennis Trophy.

The Australian former top 20 player will join a top British field at this year’s Fuzion 100 event including Jay Clarke and James Ward.

Londoner James Ward makes a comeback after knee surgery while 22 year old Kyrios will be looking to progress after an elbow injury forced him out of Rolland Garros.

The tournament runs from tomorrow until the 10th of June.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Tube bosses say the impact of an upcoming strike on the District Line should be minimal

Operators are due to walk out next Wednesday with a limited service running but there will be no service at all on the Jubilee Line.

The walkout is in a row over the implementation of new timetables.

The District operates out of stations including Wimbledon, Southfields and Putney Bridge.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

Racing and high fashion meet soon; it’s The Oaks at Epsom Derby

Epsom Downs will be packed with race goers attending Ladies’ Day.

Security will be tight with armed officers, traffic diversions and police dogs around the track.

The big race, the Oaks Stakes, is a Group 1, flat horse race open to three-year-old fillies and is run over a distance of 1 mile, 4 furlongs and 6 yards.

It’s the second-oldest of the five Classic races.

Ladies will also be competing to win the annual Style Award competition for the best-dressed female with prizes worth over £5,000

The big race is at 4:30 with Wild Illusion the favourite.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:15 pm  

Shoppers at the Bentall Centre in Kingston got more than they bargained for yesterday after sprinklers sprang into action

It’s after an electrical fault caused a fire prompting them to open.

Security guards at the shopping centre raised the alarm when they heard a smoke detector sounding in one of the shops.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:06 pm  

Chiswick's Rosemary Powell retires from poppy selling at age 103

Britain’s longest-serving poppy seller is retiring at the grand old age of 103.

Rosemary Powell grew up in Twickenham and started selling poppies for the Royal British Legion on Twickenham Bridge when she was six.

97 years later, the Chiswick resident says she’s now “getting too old.”

The British Legion called her “phenomenal”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:21 am  

Putney MP Justine Greening sets out opposition to Heathrow expansion in the Times

Justine Greening has written in the Times today, opposing the Heathrow expansion.

The Conservative Putney and Roehampton MP gives eight reasons why expansion is a bad idea, including pollution and cost.

Richmond Park MP Zac Goldsmith commented that her article was “spot on”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:27 am  

Community group bids for Carshalton's Charles Cryer Theatre

A community group is bidding for the Charles Cryer Theatre lease in Carshalton.

Cryer Arts is proposing a new bar and eatery to fund the art spaces.

They say “imagination is the only constraint” on the events they’d put on.

A decision on the lease is expected this summer
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:10 am  

Road worker killed in collision at Runnymede roundabout in Egham

A man has died at the Runnymede Roundabout in Egham this morning.

He was working at the site when he was injured in a collision with a road sweeper.

Surrey Police officers, and paramedics from the ambulance service, were called at around 12.50am to reports that a man had been injured in a collision with "plant machinery at the site."

His next of kin have been informed.

The Health and Safety Executive has been informed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:45 am  

Redhill man convicted of historical sex abuse returns to court after extradition and suicide attempt

A man convicted of multiple sexual assaults against children has appeared back in court after he attempted suicide.

Seventy-one year old Bryan Davies from Redhill also had to be extradited from Malta after his initial arrest.

He abused a number of boys in the 1970s when he was head of a private children’s home in Wales.

He’ll be sentenced on Friday.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:14 am  

Visitors at Richmond park asked not to approach deer

Visitors to Richmond Park are being urged not to approach the area’s deer population, amid concerns of fawns being abandoned by their mothers.

The park’s wildlife has proved immensely popular, quadrupling visitor numbers over the past twenty years, as tourists want to take the perfect selfie.

But the park’s manager Adam Curtis is warning that human contact could be devastating for newborn fawns as they try to bond with their parents.

Anyone who sees a young deer on its own is asked just to walk away as its mother will be feeding nearby.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:35 am  

Thursday, 31 May 2018

Stormzy has won the album of the year at the Ivor Novello Awards which celebrate song-writing.

The controversial grime artist from Croydon’s debut record, Gang Signs And Prayer, came out on top.

Speaking before he went inside, he spoke of how special it was to be up for a prize today:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:09 pm  

UPDATED: missing man found Friday morning

Allen Fox was last seen on Monday evening when he left his care home in South Croydon.

Allen is about 6ft tall, of slim build and has dark brown hair.

He was last seen wearing dark tracksuit trousers and may be wearing a brown jacket.

Allen uses a walking stick as he is not very mobile and is partially sighted.

Anyone who has any information on Allen’s whereabouts is asked to contact Police on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:07 pm  

Two men, including one from Battersea, have been charged with 20 commercial robberies.

29 year olds Cameron Weston and Nathan Ugbaja from Gypsy Hill have been remanded in custody to appear in court again next month.

All but one of the robberies they were charged with relate to bookmakers and took place in Battersea, Croydon and Bromley.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:07 pm  

Chelsea says it's putting plans for a new stadium on hold because of an "unfavourable investment climate".

The Premier League side was given planning permission last year for a 60,000 seater redevelopment of Stamford Bridge.

But our reporter says the recent debacle surrounding the club’s owner may have played a part.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:10 pm  

Investigations are continuing after a 42 year old man was stabbed to death in Chelsea.

Police were called to Cathcart around 10.20 last night.

Paramedics gave emergency treatment but the victim died at the scene 40 minutes later.

No arrests have been made.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:08 pm  

An 11 year old boy from Croydon has saved another child from drowning in a swimming pool

Rocco Greenbrook was at Waddon Leisure Centre for a two day event for children with disabilities when it happened on Tuesday.

Jackie’s Luke Williams spoke to him earlier.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Frank Lampard says it "feels great" to be in his first job in management at Derby

The former England and Chelsea midfielder's signed a three-year deal at the Championship club.

Lampard says he can't wait to get started.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:20 pm  

The long awaited re-opening of Kew’s Great Pagoda has been pushed back

The historic structure, built in 1762, was due to re-open to the public in a few days’ time following a two year refurbishment.

But the delay means it now won’t reopen until July.

Dr Lee Prosser says it’s been a challenging process.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:59 pm  

Travellers have set up camp in Chessington

A number of caravans have appeared in King Edward's Recreation Ground.

Kingston Council says it’s taking action, but the legal process can take up to 10 days to complete.

The authority has 24 hour security on site and has increased police patrols.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

A fire fighter from Hammersmith is combining his love of music with his love of the sometimes challenging job.

Roman Harris’s debut single Get Me Got Me has been written and produced in his spare time.

He says music is his way of getting through what are often very trying situations.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Police investigating the death of a three-year-old boy in Croydon have charged his mother

Louise Gookey is there for us now.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

Chelsea says it’s putting plans for a new stadium on hold because of an "unfavourable investment climate"

The Premier League side was given planning permission last year for a 60,000 seater redevelopment of Stamford Bridge.

The club says its not put a timescale on revisiting the idea.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:31 pm  

An IS supporter has dramatically changed his plea mid-trial to admit calling for an attack on Prince George at his school in Battersea

Anna Jones reports:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:18 pm  

Detectives investigate death of child in Croydon

Detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command are investigating the suspicious death of a three-year-old boy in Croydon.

Police were called by London Ambulance Service to Adams Way on the evening of February the 1st.

At the scene, three-year-old Alfie Lamb was in cardiac arrest.

He was taken to a central London hospital by London Ambulance Service but died three days later.

Officers are still awaiting the result of a post mortem.

Three people were arrested; a 23-year-old woman, an 18-year-old woman and a 25-year-old man.

The 23 year old has been charged with ill-treatment of a child, contrary to section 1, Children and Young Persons Act 1933 and with perverting the course of justice.

The 18 year old was charged on 27 May with perverting the course of justice.

The man was charged by postal requisition with perverting the course of justice.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:54 am  

A John Lewis has been announced for the Westfield centre in Croydon

It will be 165,000 square feet with a Waitrose on the ground floor.

It’s reportedly the most requested store in the city.

It’s part of the £1.4bn redevelopment of the Whitgift shopping centre, which is predicted to create up to 7,000 jobs and 1,000 new homes.

Head of Development John Burton says it “is a demonstration of the strength of Croydon and the project.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:16 am  

Did you know that around 22 of the UK’s 59 butterfly species are found in Lambeth?

Now, TV gardener Alan Tichmarsh has started a campaign to increase the amount of winged insects in the borough.

Residents in the likes of Clapham and Streatham are being urged to create a “plot for pollinators”.

All they have to do is segregate a metre of land in their garden to grow flowers that can be used by passing butterflies for pollination.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:30 am  

A Co-Op in Chertsey has been robbed

Four men in balaclavas entered the shop on Saturday night, and forced staff to open the safe.

They left via the fire exit and left in a silver Volkswagen Golf.

If you have any information, contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:12 am  

A man - believed to be in his 40s - has died after being found with multiple stab wounds in Chelsea

Police and paramedics were called to Cathcart road late last night but the victim died at the scene 40 minutes later.

No arrests have been made and officers are trying to get hold of his next of kin.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:16 am  

A Co-Op in Banstead was hit by a ram-raid this morning

A BMW X5 was driven into the branch on Nork Way just before 3am.

However, it’s unclear at this point if anything was taken.

If you have any information, contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:12 am  

A statue of a Spitfire will be built to mark 100 years of the RAF

A statue of a Spitfire is set to be erected on the site of the former Croydon Airport to mark 100 years of the RAF.

The Sutton council has called for a company to create a design for a memorial, to be sited on the site of the former airport in Roundshaw.

The council stated “The Royal Air Force is celebrating its 100-year anniversary in 2018 and we believe it appropriate to honour the Squadron.”

The council wants prospective designers to submit scale drawings which include the materials that would be used.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:19 am  

Organisation in Tooting is burgled

An organisation in Tooting which offers digital training to young people has been burgled.

Digilab has set up a crowdfunding campaign to recover over £3,000 worth of stolen equipment.

Tooting MP Dr Rosena Allin-Khan has thrown her support behind the campaign, saying they do “fantastic work”.

You can find a link to their GoFundMe on our Jackie News Twitter feed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:06 am  

Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Esher and Walton MP backs landmark Wildlife centre development

Esher and Walton MP Dominic Raab has given his backing to the Wildlife Aid Foundation’s new centre set to be built between Leatherhead and Elmbridge.

The site, which borders the River Mole, will have a natural wetland, an animal hospital and an education centre.

Mr Raab said the Foundation will inspire children and adults about the wildlife all around us.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:39 pm  

Arrest made over stabbing in Carshalton

An arrest has been made amid a stabbing investigation in Carshalton.

The 27-year-old man was arrested today on suspicion of attempted murder and taken to a south London police station.

Officers and the London Ambulance Service were called to Wrythe Lane at half 4 on Monday morning following reports of a stabbing.

A man in his 40s was found with stab wounds, he is currently in a stable condition.

Enquiries continue, and anyone with any information is urged to call 101 or crimestoppers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:33 pm  

New footbridge in Barnes proposed

A footbridge over the busy White Hart Lane level crossing in Barnes could be one step closer.

That’s if Richmond Council’s Cabinet approves a decision to part-fund the project in partnership with Network Rail.

It’s expected to agree to invest over £800,000 towards the delivery of the new footbridge.

A survey undertaken in May 2015 showed on average more than 2,000 pedestrians used the level crossing per day.

The investment will see a new stepped pedestrian footbridge installed to provide an alternative route.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:21 pm  

Future of Reigate and Banstead development up for review

After a series of public consultations, Reigate and Banstead have submitted their new Local Plan for review.

It covers future development sites for the borough, and what new homes and businesses should look like.

It also sets out how to protect the area’s character and heritage.

The government will approve the plan or recommend further consultation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:20 pm  

£3,000 worth of equipment stolen from organisation in Tooting

An organisation in Tooting which offers digital training to young people has been burgled.

Digilab has set up a crowdfunding campaign to recover over £3,000 worth of stolen equipment.

Tooting MP Dr Rosena Allin-Khan has thrown her support behind the campaign, saying they do “fantastic work”.

To help with the campaign, follow the link below:
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:52 pm  

Witnesses sought over Chertsey Co-op robbery

Police are appealing for witnesses to a robbery at a Co-op in Chertsey.

Four men wearing balaclavas forced staff to open the safe of the shop in Fordwater Road on Saturday night.

The drove away in a silver VW Golf.

Anyone with information or dash-cam footage should call 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:08 pm  

UPDATE - Arrests made in Uni of Roehampton student murder investigation

Arrests have been made in the investigation into the death of Roehampton University student.

Twenty-two year old Bethany-Maria Beales died after falling from the 19th storey of the Heron residential building in the Square Mile on Saturday.

City of London Police have arrested a man and a woman, both aged 38, on suspicion of murder.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:33 pm  

Epsom and Ewell MP Chris Grayling criticised by Surrey rail user group

The transport secretary Chris Grayling has written to MPs over so-called Meltdown Monday.

The Epsom and Ewell MP said the "rail industry has collectively failed" over the GoVia Thameslink timetable chaos.

However the Reigate, Redhill and District Rail Users Association blamed Grayling’s department.

They said the Department for Transport wanted a cheap bid and that they need to put the money into the network.

The rail operator apologised and said disruptions should ease over the next month.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

Hammersmith and Fulham councillors inaugrated

Stephen Cowan has been re-confirmed as Leader of Hammersmith & Fulham.

Cllr Daryl Brown was also inaugurated last night as the borough’s new Mayor.

They take office following the elections earlier this month which saw 35 councillors elected for Labour and 11 for the Conservatives.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Police confirm missing Wimbledon girl was taken to Poland

Police have confirmed that a girl reported missing in New Malden is in Poland with her mother.

13-year-old Serena Alexander-Benson, who lives in Wimbledon, was taken by a friend of her mother’s last Friday.

The Met police are working with Polish authorities to establish whether any offences have been committed.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

Shepperton resident can return home after "cuckoo" drug dealers took over

A vulnerable adult in Shepperton whose property had been taken over by drug dealers can now return to their home.

It’s after magistrates granted Surrey Police’s application for a Partial Closure Order in Halliford Close earlier this week.

This means only the tenant is able to enter the address.

Anyone else found breaching this Order will be committing a criminal offence.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:16 pm  

Lionesses call up four Chelsea Ladies players for next week's match

Four Chelsea Ladies players have been called up to the England squad ahead of their game against Russia next week.

Hannah Blundell, Millie Bright, Carly Telford and Fran Kirby will all represent the Lionesses.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:07 pm  

Investigation launched into the death of University of Roehampton student

A murder investigation has been launched after a University of Roehampton student fell to her death from a luxury tower block.

Bethany-Maria Beales died after falling from the 19th storey of the Heron residential building in the City on Saturday.

The 22 year old was pronounced dead at the scene.

Ms Beales studied drama at the University.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:31 pm  

Former skier Chemmy Alcott laments the "slum boats" that have appeared again at Hampton Court

A number of so called “slum boats” appear to be back on the Thames at Hampton Court.

Residents have reported seeing a range of unkempt small vessels which they say are “blocking views” and leaving a mess.

A larger boat, which is let out as lodgings, has been moved on a number of times over the last few years.

Former British World Cup skier Chemmy Alcott lives there; she says Airbnb is a big problem.

A spokesperson for the Environment Agency said:

“We are aware of the collection of boats in proximity to Cherry Orchard Gardens and we are working together with our partners to resolve the mooring issue.

Our Waterways Officers undertake regular patrols of the river in this location and will take appropriate action should they witness offences being committed by a boat owner.

Depending on the nature of the offence, the action could range from a formal warning to prosecution.

Due to the social issues involved at this location, we work closely with the Police and Local Authority for issues that do not form part of our responsibility.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:25 pm  

The University of Surrey has made a leap in Hepatitis C treatment

The mathematics department has proposed a new model for the effects of drug treatment on the virus.

It’s given rise to new recommendations, which could see lower doses of drugs prescribed if the disease is caught early.

400,000 people die each year from the infections.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:06 am  

People across Epsom and Ewell are being encouraged to attend a “street meet” in Stoneleigh tonight

It’s being held by officers from Epsom and Ewell police in Walsingham Gardens between 6 and 8pm.

It’s a chance for residents to discuss any borough wide concerns they have.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:08 am  

A kebab house in Whitton has been ordered to pay over £5,000 in court costs after it lost an appeal against a licensing decision

Richmond Council revoked Whitton BBQ Ltd’s license in November after the company was found to have hired an illegal worker.

But bosses took the council to court to try and have the decision overturned.

The latest court ruling found in favour of the original decision and ruled the kebab house liable to pay the council’s court costs.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:28 am  

Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page has won a victory over his neighbour Robbie Williams’ extension plans

Williams has been trying to add a basement to his house in Kensington since January.

However, Page claims construction vibrations could damage his Grade 1 listed property.

Kensington and Chelsea Council have agreed to defer the decision to further consider the regulations.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:16 am  

People across Clapham and Streatham are being urged to “plant a patch for pollinators.”

The campaign is being led by TV gardener Alan Titchmarsh to help butterflies make a comeback in the capital.

All people have to do is segregate a metre of their garden into a patch of flowers so the winged insects can use it without interruption.

Pollinating insects are important for the fertilisation of other plants including food crops, trees and wild flowers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:07 am  

Serena Williams makes a grand return

Serena Williams has a winning return to Grand Slam tennis - after a French Open victory at Roland Garros.

She beat Kristyna Pliskova in her first "big four" appearance since she became a mum last year.

Williams wore a black catsuit on court.

She says it helps with a blod clot problem - but it has other positives.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 am  

More men commit suicide in the North of England compared to the South

11-hundred more men aged 22 to 44 die each year in the north of England than in the south.

Suicide is one of the biggest causes of early deaths.

Researchers at Manchester University say the pattern was broadly similar in the 90s, but the figure's grown ever since.

Simon Sharples took his own life - his brother Jonny thinks it could have been avoided.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:05 am  

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Bosses at Epsom and St Helier say a report that said areas of the hospitals “require improvement” was undertaken during the “busiest time ever seen”

The Care Quality Commission findings were published a few weeks ago following an inspection in January.

The watchdog talked of staff shortages and a low morale.

But bosses say the CQC didn’t inspect all departments and a number of areas were rated “good.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:09 pm  

A man from Croydon has been jailed for four years for dealing drugs

25-year-old Gavian Katty was arrested in 2016 after a routine traffic stop in Gaston Bridge Road in Shepperton.

They found and seized approximately £1800 worth of Class A and B drugs plus over £300 of cash.

A large quantity of cocaine and drug paraphernalia were also found at an address he owned at the time in Feltham.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:02 pm  

Players' union boss Gordon Taylor admits not everyone on the FA Council's keen to sell Wembley Stadium

American football billionaire Shahid Khan, who also owns Fulham, is offering around £800 million for it.

The Football Association says that could be invested in grassroots pitches.

Taylor spoke to reporters after their meeting.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:58 pm  

Football Association boss Martin Glenn says it's not a "betrayal" or "selling the soul of the game" to consider an offer for Wembley Stadium

Fulham's American football billionaire owner wants to buy it for around £800 million.

Glenn's told the FA Council they don't need to sell and it's only something to consider.

The governing body's suggested the money could be spent on grassroots facilities.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:23 pm  

Surrey Police has revealed it took more than 400,000 calls from the public last year

That’s 1,300 daily.

However, an astonishing 14,891 calls were made to the force regarding noisy and inconsiderate behaviour.

Over 8,000 calls were made about nuisance vehicles.

Surrey Police is reminding people to only dial 999 in an emergency.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:02 pm  

Investigations are continuing after a gas cylinder caught fire at a house in Barnes on Sunday afternoon

Fire fighters extinguished the blaze and cooled the cylinder down after it caught alight in the back garden.

No one was injured.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:59 pm  

Police have confirmed a liquid sprayed on a man in Kingston this morning was not corrosive

Officers were called to the station just after 12.30am.

The 17 year old was taken to hospital but has since been released.

No arrests have been made.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:58 pm  

A 13-year-old girl missing from her home in Wimbledon since Friday is in Poland with her mother

Serena Alexander-Benson was last seen by her father heading off for Holy Cross School in New Malden.

Police say she left the UK on a Eurotunnel train with a Polish friend of her mother.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Clapham-based fashion designer, Orla Kiely has launched an exhibition to showcase her life’s work

The exhibit celebrates her iconic designs and how it has evolved throughout the years.

Her patterns are based on simple drawings repeated many times.

Most notable, is her trademark ‘Stem’ graphic, the design which has made her brand instantly recognisable across the UK.

“Orla Kiely: A Life in Pattern” exhibit is open until the 23rd of September at the Fashion and Textile Museum.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:13 pm  

A man whose mother and sister died in the Grenfell Tower fire has described the moment he helplessly waited on the phone, as they died

Ahmed Elghwahry shared his last conversation with his younger sister Mariem.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Man jailed for murder in Fulham

A man who shot dead a rival in a targeted attack has been jailed.

31 year old Omar Hutson, (pictured), of Cassidy Road, was found guilty of murder at the Old Bailey earlier today.

He was sentenced immediately afterwards to life in jail, to serve a minimum of 32 years.

A charge of possession of a firearm while committing a schedule 1 offence was left to lie on file.

On Monday the 5th of December 2016, police were called by a member of the public at about 9.30pm to reports of shots fired in Walham Grove.

Officers, along with the London Ambulance Service, attended the location.

A man sat in the front passenger seat of a parked car, later identified as 24-year-old Salim Coulter, was found suffering a gun shot wound to the head. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:34 pm  

People in SW London and Surrey are being reminded to report sightings of Oak Processionary Moth caterpillars

The areas are annually affected by the pest which feed on oak trees and there is usually an outbreak around this time every year.

The caterpillars’ hair can cause a rash, eye and breathing difficulties.

Until 2006 the moth was only found in mainland Europe, but it was then discovered on oak trees in Ealing and Richmond where it’s remained a problem.

The Forestry Commission, councils and land managers tackle the pest, which affects these specific areas in spring, with an annual control programme of tree treatment.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:24 pm  

Death of teenager from Thornton Heath contributes to "drill" videos being deleted from YouTube

YouTube says it has deleted more than half of the "violent" music videos that the police asked it to take down.

More than 30 clips have been removed so far, particularly drill music videos.

Met Police Commissioner Cressida Dick has blamed some videos for fueling a surge in murders and violent crime in London.

Drill lyrics often detail vivid accounts of taking drugs and violence.

In February, 17 year old rapper Junior Simpson was sentenced to life in prison after he and three others stabbed Thornton Heath teen Jermaine Goupall to death.

The court heard he'd penned a track about knife attacks before carrying out the killing.

In the past two years police have asked YouTube to take down between 50 and 60 music videos, because they were deemed to incite violence.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Surrey’s fire fighters have attended two separate blazes involving washing machines today

Both fires, one in West Ewell and one in Farnham, were brought under control and no injuries were reported.

Earlier this year, an investigation by Which? found faulty appliances such as washing machines are causing more than 60 fires every week.

Blazes caused by these appliances made up for more than a third of fires between April 2014 and March 2016.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

£2.5 million raised by Tolworth based Humanity First Global over the weekend

£2.5 million was raised from a charity telethon over the weekend.

The Tolworth based Humanity First Global held the event on Saturday to raise money for its hospitals and clinics across the world.

The televised appeal ran from midday until 10pm on Sky TV.

This month marks the holy festival of Ramadan where Muslims are encouraged to fast and be more charitable.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:12 pm  

Rogue landlords and dodgy letting agents to be named and shamed in Hounslow

Rogue landlords and dodgy letting agents are going to be named and shamed in Hounslow.

Residents will now be able to check the credentials of their landlord or letting agent.

It’s after the borough signed up to the Mayor of London’s ‘Rogue Landlord and Agent Checker’.

The new public online database features details of landlords and letting agents who have been successfully prosecuted.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:13 pm  

It appears parking is still an issue at Kingston Hospital

That’s despite controversial charges for Blue Badge holders being put on hold.

Hospital bosses decided to start charging disabled motorists for parking at its site last year.

This led to blue badge holders parking outside of the hospital grounds on busy Galsworthy Road.

Although it has double yellow lines, blue badge holders can park on them for up to 3 hours without being fined.

This resulted in extra traffic and long delays around the site.

But following a mass outcry, the hospital has decided to review the situation and the decision is now on hold.

However, it seems the news hasn’t reached all blue badge holders, who are continuing to park along the route.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:29 am  

Surrey has seen over 30,000 potholes spring up in just 4 months

The leader of the council David Hodge has announced a further £15 million is to be spent on repairing roads.

That’s three times as much as the amount set aside at the start of the year.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:26 am  

A car collided with a property in Putney Hill this morning

Emergency services were called just after 8 o’clock. A Met Police spokesperson said a car collided with a roadside property.

It is believed the driver had a medical incident behind the wheel and has been taken to hospital in a critical condition.

No other injuries were reported.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

Bad weather is being blamed for the first Britain's Got Talent live semi-final going off air for several minutes last night

The glitch happened shortly after Declan Donnelly referenced hosting the show by himself for the first time, following Ant McPartlin's drink-driving conviction in Mortlake

Comedian Lost Voice Guy and singers The D-Day Darlings made it through to the final.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:54 am  

Chelsea captain Gary Cahill won't be drawn on whether he wants boss Antonio Conte to stay

It's widely reported the Italian could be replaced this summer despite finishing the season by winning the FA Cup.

Whatever happens, Cahill says he's learnt from Conte.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

Reports from Israel say Roman Abramovich has been granted citizenship there

The billionaire Russian owner of Chelsea Football Club apparently made the move after he was unable to renew his British visa amid tensions between London and Moscow.

Mr Ambramovich is Jewish - meaning he can automatically get Israeli citizenship.

His people and the Home Office have declined to comment.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 am  

Kingston Museum is holding a festival to celebrate the work and life of a famous photographer and inventor

Eadweard Muybridge, who was born in Kingston in 1830, was known as the “father of the motion picture”.

In honour of Muybridge Week, the museum will be hosting a range of events including movie making workshops and poetry readings.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

A road closure in Kingston is set to continue into the morning

Motorists in Kingston are being reminded that a full road closure will be in place on the High Street between South Lane and Kingston Hall Road until 6am this morning.

A temporary one-way system will be in place.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:13 am  

BREAKING: A serious assault has taken place outside Kingston Railway Station

CCTV footage reveals liquid was thrown in a man’s face at 12:30am.

An investigation is now underway.

Acid attacks have been on an upward trend since 2014. Last year more than 400 attacks were reported in only 6 months.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:06 am  

Monday, 28 May 2018

Disappointment for Crystal Palace Ladies in today's Women's Championship announcements

It’s been an "overwhelming disappointment" for Crystal Palace Ladies today.

They missed out on a licence to join the new Women's Championship league.

England's women's FA leagues are being restructured, with the top two leagues now re-named the Women’s Super League and the Women’s Championship.

14 teams applied for five vacancies in the second tier.

London Bees, Millwall Lionesses and Tottenham Hotspur Ladies were all approved.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:25 pm  

Another victory for Surrey Ladies cricket at Guildford today.

It’s been two wins in two days for Surrey Ladies cricket.

They won by 87 runs Vs. Northamptonshire today, closing on 181-8.

It comes after a victory against Derbyshire yesterday.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:35 pm  

An 89 year old woman is missing from Chiswick

An eighty-nine year old woman is missing from Chiswick.

Anahid Sahakian was last seen at 11am today.

You can see a picture of her on our Jackie News Twitter feed.

Anyone with information should call 999.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:49 pm  

Made In Chelsea star Binky Felstead has revealed how flooding damaged her daughter's nursery

The 27-year-old discovered a thick layer of mud and water in the lower floor of her property in Chelsea following heavy rain and thunderstorms on Saturday.

It’s believed lightning struck areas such as Wandsworth and New Malden over 60,000 times yesterday night.

The Met office has issued weather warnings for today despite it possibly being the hottest day of the year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

A man is in hospital after being stabbed in Carshalton in the early hours of this morning

It’s believed the incident took place at a property in Wrythe Lane following a meeting with the suspect.

The suspect is described as a black male aged between 20 and 30 and of medium build with short black hair.

No arrests have been made.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:09 pm  

Britain's most dangerous female prisoner Joanna Dennehy threatened to kill Rose West within minutes of arriving in the same jail

In 2014 staff at HMP Bronzefield in Ashford were extremely worried that Dennehy would murder West.

The 64-year-old was put into solitary confinement within minutes and then moved to another prison the next morning.

Dennehy killed three men and tried to murder at least two more claiming it was 'moreish' and 'fun', she has shown no remorse.

Triple murderer Dennehy, and West who murdered at least ten with husband Fred, are the only two women in British jails serving whole life sentences since the death of Myra Hindley in 2002.

West is now living out her sentence at HMP Low Newton in Durham.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:36 pm  

Hounslow’s Family Information Service is celebrating its tenth anniversary

The company acts as a helpline for families on services such as parenting classes, youth clubs, and various activities for young people.

Since its launch in 2008 it has dealt with over 20,000 requests for information and advice.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:07 pm  

Police are still on the hunt for a man who allegedly committed sexual offences while on a bus

The alleged attack took place in first week of March on a 118 bus travelling between Brixton and Morden.

Before the suspect fled, the victim managed to take a picture of him.

Anyone with information should call 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:05 pm  

Knife crime in London continues to soar after a man was stabbed in Richmond last night

Emergency services were called to the scene on Hill Street just after 11pm

The man, aged in his 20s was found suffering from a cut to his neck. He was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Police are investigating the incident and there have been no arrests.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:33 am  

Squatters have reportedly moved into tennis star Boris Becker's £13 million mansion in Majorca

It’s after the bankrupt Wimbledon resident "abandoned" it.

Georg Berres, says he plans to "save" the holiday home, and has already cut the weeds and picked up rubbish.

The German says if the police ask him to leave he will, but so far no complaint from the owner of the house has been reported.

Becker was declared bankrupt last June.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

A drug dealer based in Kingston has been sentenced to over four years in prison.

Aldo Bershini, originally from Albania was stopped in April after being seen dealing drugs on Warren Road.

He was stopped on his way to Wimbledon and a large amount of white powder was found in his car.

Bershini also tried to deceive police by handing over two forms of fake Greek ID.

He will be deported upon completion of his sentence.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

The father of a boy who disappeared from Sutton High Street in 1988 says missing people investigations were often gender biased

Peter Boxell’s 15 year old son Lee was last seen by friends after a morning out; he never made it back to the family home in Cheam.

Speaking to us as part of Friday’s “The Big Tweet,” Peter says the media had a huge part to play in that bias.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

Two award-winning gardens normally hidden from public view are to throw open their gates to the public for charity next month

Hammersmith United Charities will showcase the tranquil spaces at its sheltered housing for older people.

It follows a win at the London Gardens Society competition.

Visitors will be able to explore at John Betts House in Shepherds Bush and Sycamore House in Hammersmith.

It’s part of the annual Open Garden Squares Weekend on the 9th and 10th of June.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 am  

Surrey Cricket League: Commonwealth 1920 register first win

Commonwealth 1920 beat Clapham Old Xaverians by 20 runs to register their first win in the Surrey Cricket League’s Division One on the weekend.

Jigar Patel’s 79 led Commonwealth to 179 before dismissing Clapham for 159.

In the Premier Division there were wins for Reigate Priory, Surrey Seamers and Sutton Challengers.

Ploughmans, Ewell and Spencer were all winners in Division Two.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:39 am  

UPDATE: Body found in search for missing Hersham man

A body has been found in the search for a man missing from Hersham.

The body was recovered from the River Mole just after 8.30pm last night and although not formally identified, it’s believed to be that of of 81-year-old Donald John Clarke.

He’d been missing since Saturday.

Police are currently treating the death as unexplained.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:14 am  

Surrey eased to a six-wicket victory against Essex in the One-Day Cup

England white-ball opener, Jason Roy hit 86 from 64 balls.

Dean Elgar and Ben Foakes also made significant contributions, making 87 and 84 respectively.

Their victory was sealed with 5 overs to spare.

Elsewhere, Middlesex’s three match winning run came to an end after losing to Somerset.

John Simpson was their only batsman scoring over 50, as Middlesex were bowled out after just 40 overs.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 am  

Sunday, 27 May 2018

Salesian School in Chertsey is 1 of the first 52 schools and colleges that will teach new technical qualifications called T-LEVELS.

From 2020, they will offer teenagers in England courses in construction, digital, and education and childcare.

The courses are intended to provide a vocational alternative to A-Levels.

Each course will also include a three-month work placement.

Ministers insist they'll give young people the skills needed for jobs - but critics are worried they're being rushed in.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

Woking-based McLaren, Fernando Alonso suffered his first retirement of the season with a broken gear box.

Red Bull Racing’s Daniel Ricciardo has won the Monaco Grand Prix.

The Australian dominated the weekend as he led from pole to victory despite a power loss mid-race.

Defending Champion, Lewis Hamilton was third with his championship rival Sebastian Vettel pipping him to second.

Hamilton retains a 14 point lead in the Drivers’ Championship.

As for Woking-based McClaren, Fernando Alonso suffered his first retirement of the season with a broken gear box.

Alonso was on track for a top ten finish, while Stoffel Vandoorme finished 14th.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

The Mayor of London needs to do more to support councils on electric vehicle chargers

That’s according to Wandsworth Council transport spokesman, Jonathan Cook.

Mr Cook was responding to a report published on Thursday by the London Assembly.

It calls for a pan-London approach to electric charging points.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

Richmond's Mayor thanks public for their support as she leaves office

Richmond’s Mayor raised over £30,000 for charity during her year in office.

Lisa Blakemore’s chosen charities were Cavernoma Alliance UK, Me, Too & Co and Off the Record.

She’s thanked everyone for their support over the last 12 months.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:25 pm  

UPDATE: Detectives still searching for location of missing girl from New Malden

Detectives are still investigating the disappearance of a 13-year old from New Malden and believe she travelled to Poland with a friend of her mother.

Serena Alexander-Benson was last seen by her father leaving her home at 8am on Friday morning, dressed in her Holy Cross school uniform.

Officers are keen to locate her and know that she boarded a Eurotunnel train at Folkstone on Friday morning.

Anyone with information should call 999.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:19 pm  

Fire crews attending incident in Hampton

There has been an incident in Hampton where a car has entered the water.

Fire crews from Esher are assisting the London Fire Brigade as it is believed people are trapped in the vehicle with others trapped in the address.

We will update you on this incident when we get more information…
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:33 pm  

"Get on with expanding the UK's airport capacity" says business lobbies

Theresa May has been urged to stick to the government's timetable for having a vote on Heathrow expansion.

A number of business lobby groups have signed a letter saying the government needs to "get on with expanding the UK's airport capacity".

The BBC reports that the idea for the letter came from Heathrow itself.

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has also been asking business groups to support the expansion plans.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:30 pm  

Woman dies in Twickenham bungalow fire

A woman has died after a bungalow fir in Twickenham.

Four fire engines and 21 firefighters and were called to The Ridge late Friday night.

One man had evacuated the bungalow before the Brigade arrived and crews rescued the woman from the property.

Both were taken to hospital by London Ambulance Service, but sadly the woman later died in hospital.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

Expect the unexpected, say Jones

England will look to put their disappointing rugby union Six Nations campaign behind them later when they begin their summer schedule against the Barbarians.

The non-cap international at Twickenham is a warm-up for their upcoming tour to South Africa.

Head coach Eddie Jones says he'll be telling his players to expect the unexpected.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:39 am  

Fulham need to be ambitious - Jokanovic

Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic says they need to show ambition to be a Premier League team.

They secured promotion with a 1-nil victory over Aston Villa in the Championship play-off final at Wembley.

Jokanovic says he'll start planning for the top flight in the coming days.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:26 am  

Richmond community groups are being encouraged to apply for monetary fund.

Richmond’s community groups, charities, and schools are being encouraged to apply for a share of a new London wide monetary fund.

“The Young Londoners Fund” is worth £45 million over three years.

The aim of the scheme is to help “at risk” young people from getting caught up in crime.

£15 million is available to groups from around London and a further £500,000 is available specifically for community organisations.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:44 am  

Carshalton and Wallington MP has a strong message for Govia Thameslink.

Carshalton and Wallington MP, Tom Brake has called for Govia Thameslink Railways to “get their act together”.

It’s after the introduction of a new timetable left many commuters frustrated by the widespread delays and cancellations caused.

As a result passengers took to social media to air their complaints about the new scheme.

The MP says GTR needs to make sure commuters are properly informed and compensated.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:42 am  

Longest standing resident of an estate in Chelsea celebrates her 90th Birthday

The longest standing resident of an estate in Chelsea has celebrated her 90th birthday.

Hilda Keane has spent 60 years of her life on the Cremorne Estate.

She came to Britain with her mother in 1948 before marrying her husband Ernie.

Hilda found work as housekeeper to a number of families, including Lady Annabel Goldsmith, the mother of MP Zac Goldsmith.

Hilda now runs bingo once a week and also volunteers for the memory clinic once a month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:25 am  

UPDATE 13 year old girl missing from New Malden

A 13-year girl who is still missing from New Malden,

Concerns are growing for Serena Alexander-Benson who was last seen leaving her home at around 8am on Friday, dressed for school, in a green uniform.

Serena didn’t arrive at school but its believed she left on a Eurostar train from Folkestone with an older person.

Police are investigating her whereabouts. If anyone may have seen her, they should call 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:08 am  

Calls for a new Clean Air Act to protect our health

There are calls for a new Clean Air Act to protect our health from toxic levels of pollution.

The British Heart Foundation wants the government to introduce a law that meets international guidelines.

A survey’s found people living with a heart and circulatory condition said they've had to change their way of life to avoid dirty air.

Dr Ramzi Khamis is a consultant cardiologist at Hammersmith Hospital in west London.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:42 am  

Spelthorne Council warn of possible delays in payments reaching tax accounts.

Spelthorne Council is warning of possible 10 day delays in payments reaching Council tax and business rate accounts.

The authority is blaming the problem on its PayPoint provider, which has recently changed.

It says people need to allow enough time for payments to clear before their instalment is due on the 1st of each month.

Payments made outside of this time frame could result in the issue of a reminder notice.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:26 am  

Downpours and thunderstorms over bank holiday weekend

South-East England is on alert for torrential downpours and severe thunderstorms this bank holiday weekend.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning with lightning strikes, hail and strong winds possible.

Temperatures are set to soar though, with parts of Britain seeing 30degrees C. Scotland and Northern Ireland will see the most sunshine.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:19 am  

Police are appealing for assistance in Kensington and Chelsea

Police are appealing for help to find a missing teenager.

14 year old Lauren Warnock was last seen on Friday at around 7pm in Kensington and Chelsea.

She has links to Merton, Surrey and Kingston.

If you know of her whereabouts please call police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:46 am  

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