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Saturday, 9 June 2018

Chelsea youngsters play vital role in England u21 Toulon tournament victory

England's under-21s have won the Toulon Tournament for a third time in a row.

They came back from a goal down to beat Mexico 2-1 in the final.

The side contained 4 Chelsea players, including Carshalton born centre back Jake Clarke-Salter.

Scotland missed the chance to finish third - losing to Turkey 5-3 on penalties after their play-off finished nil-nil.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:47 pm  

One of the largest outdoor sporting facilities in London to be built in Hounslow

Work to create one of the largest outdoor sporting facilities in London is now underway in Gunnersbury Park.

It means local people will soon have access to a huge range of activities to help them maintain a fit and active lifestyle.

Ealing and Hounslow Councils welcomed partners from Brentford FC Community Sports Trust, University of West London and leisure provider Better to get the first look at the beginning of the work on the facilities.

When complete, it will feature a multi-use sports centre with changing rooms, a gym and two external floodlit artificial grass pitches.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:15 pm  

Surbiton Trophy finalists confirmed after action packed semi-finals day

19 year old Australian Alex De Minaur will join Jeremy Chardy in the final of the Surbiton Open tomorrow.

The fourth seed won in straight sets, 6-4 6-4.

Frenchman Jeremy Chardy earlier ended hopes of a British winner, defeating Dan Evans in straight sets.

Chardy told Radio Jackie he was very pleased with his performance.

In the women’s semi-finals, Britain’s Harriet Dart lost in three sets to Conny Perrin while second seed Alison Riske beat Priscilla Hon to book her spot in the final.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:13 pm  

Royal Marsden to build cancer unit in Sutton

The Royal Marsden has launched a 70-million pound appeal to fund a cancer centre on its Sutton campus.

The clinical and research unit will be able to deliver faster diagnoses and the latest treatments.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:18 pm  

Sutton to play in Scottish Challenge Cup

Sutton United and Boreham Wood are to join six other non-Scottish sides in the second round of next season’s Scottish Challenge Cup.

Northern Irish and Welsh teams have featured in the past two seasons and two from the Republic of Ireland entered in the 2017-18 season.

The Scottish Professional Football League said Sutton and Boreham were selected as the highest-ranked Vanarama National League sides from last season still competing in the division.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:24 pm  

Kingston community groups

Are you part of a community group in Kingston?

The council is letting groups hire a new room in Guildhall for free.

It can be rented out between 7am and 7pm, Monday to Friday.

Up to 12 people can be seated around an oval table, with optional catering at a cost.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:44 am  

Sutton woman is recognised at Queen's Birthday honours list

A Sutton woman has been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday honours with an MBE for services to diversity in public relations.

Victoria Harrison-Cook has led Transport for London’s press office internship scheme for people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities for 11 years.

The scheme was set up to address the lack of diversity within the PR industry. She has helped 28 young people through the programme.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:53 am  

Naked Cyclists to pass through Kew bridge

Hundreds of naked cyclists will pedal through London this afternoon - in a "carnival"-style protest.

Organisers have been forced to change their route this year so they don't clash with Trooping the Colour and an anti-fascism demo.

It's part of the World Naked Bike Ride group - which aims to celebrate body freedom and encourage cycling.

Be sure to see them pass through Kew Bridge around 1.45pm this afternoon
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:21 am  

Surbiton Tennis Semi-Finals

Great Britain has ensured representation in both the men’s and women’s semi-finals at the Surbiton Trophy this afternoon.

Dan Evans defeated Jurgen Melzer and Harriet Dart overcame Yanina Wickmayer in their quarterfinal matches on Friday.

Evans’ now takes on No. 1 seed Jeremy Chardy (FRA), who saved two match points in his 76(5) 46 76(8) victory over former Surbiton finalist Denis Kudla (USA)

Dart needed three sets to find a way past No. 4 seed Wickmayer (BEL) 62 36 60 and set up a semi-final clash with Gabriella Taylor’s conqueror Conny Perrin (SUI).
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:47 am  

Older Residents being urged to have their say

Police in Hounslow have removed a number of dangerous dogs being kept in “appalling” conditions at a flat in Feltham.

One room was being used solely as a kennel and contained a large amount of dog faeces and urine.

Police noted that the hygiene level at the property was so poor that it was questionable whether it was suitable for human habitation.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:37 am  

Hounslow wants LGBT marchers

Hounslow residents in the LGBT community are being invited to take part in the Pride of London which will take place on the 7th July.

The Rainbow Boroughs entry in the Pride march will bring together people from across London who might not otherwise be represented.

There’ll be a meeting on the 20th of June at 6 pm at the Hounslow Youth Centre in Kingsley Road for those who would like to participate.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:08 am  

Diversity brings an honour for a Sutton woman

A Sutton woman has been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday honours with an MBE for services to diversity in public relations.

Victoria Harrison-Cook has led Transport for London’s press office internship scheme for people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities for 11 years.

The scheme was set up to address the lack of diversity within the PR industry. She has helped 28 young people through the programme.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:43 am  

Friday, 8 June 2018

It seems Hammersmith is home to one of London’s “leakiest streets”.

The news comes as it’s revealed London’s water pipes have burst a staggering 36,000 times in the last six and a half years.

Thames Water says it’s working to upgrade the Victorian pipe network.

In that time, Blythe Road in Hammersmith has seen 31 leaks.

But it didn’t top the list; Oak Hill in Walthamstow saw 33 leaks.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:01 pm  

Two men have been arrested in connection with the supply of Class A drugs in playing fields in Isleworth.

Following a tip off from residents, plain clothes officers carried out surveillance targeting drug runners believed to be using push bikes to sell drugs in Thornbury Park.

Several wraps of crack cocaine were seized from one of the men, who was arrested for possession with the intent to supply.

The second man was arrested for breach of a court order and possession of Class B drugs.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:01 pm  

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling fails to incorporate 22 of the 25 changes put forward by the Transport Select Committee.

That’s according to a coalition of councils against Heathrow expansion.

They’re calling on the Epsom MP to return to Parliament to explain why the recommendations have been omitted.

Earlier this week, Mr Grayling told MPs he had ‘acted upon’ 24 of the recommendations.

But council bosses claim a detailed study of the recommendations show that the vast majority were not carried forward.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:09 pm  

The roof of a house in Isleworth has been destroyed by fire.

The blaze in Primrose Place broke out just before 3pm.

The roof of the terraced property was destroyed and a small part of the third floor was also damaged by the fire.

There were no reports of any injuries.

The cause is under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:39 pm  

Sir David Attenborough says "the human race will regret it if we don't act on plastic now"

To mark World Oceans Day, the government's announced plans to create 41 new Marine Conservation Zones protecting UK coastlines.

The veteran broadcaster from Richmond has told Sky News ocean damage is not irreversible.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:40 pm  

Man jailed for five years for attacking victim with knife in Kingston

A man has been jailed for five years for a knife attack, despite the victim not supporting the police investigation.

21 year old Jeffery Kachila from Richmond was sentenced at Kingston Crown Court for attempted GBH with intent and 15 months’ imprisonment for possession of an offensive weapon.

He had been found guilty of both offences on same day following a trial at the same court.

Kachila carried out the attack in a shop in Teddington in January.

At around 5.40pm the male victim walked into the shop, followed a short time later by Kachila.

Kachila walked up behind the victim, produced a knife and stabbed him three times in the back before walking out.

The victim also left the shop but was later traced by police and taken to hospital for treatment for his injuries before being discharged.

Officers spoke to the victim but he made it clear he did not wish to support the investigation.

However, CCTV footage from the shop showed the incident and officers were able to identify Kachila as the assailant.

He was arrested the following day and a serrated knife, similar to the one used in the attack, was found concealed under his mattress.

Despite staying silent during his interview, the weight of evidence meant Kachila was charged.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:57 pm  

Labour has announced it’ll be giving its backing to calls to introduce safe standing at grounds in the Premier League and Championship

Laws banning fans from standing in the top two tiers of English football were introduced following the Hillsborough disaster in 1989.

Shadow sports minister and Tooting MP Dr Rosena Allin-Khan says supporters who don't want to sit down should be given the choice.

The government says it’s working with the Premier League and Football League about reviewing the law.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:34 pm  

Epsom Downs has been officially recognised as a link to the Suffragette movement

A number of sites nationwide have been updated on the National Heritage List to mark 100 years since some women got the vote.

Epsom has been marked after Suffragette Emily Davison died when she ran in front of the King’s horse during the 1913 Derby.

More than 40 areas, including meeting halls, post boxes and prisons, have been recognised.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

The hunt is on to find a man who allegedly took photos up the skirt of a woman on a Hammersmith bound tube

The incident happened on board a Piccadilly Line train on May the 17th at around 9am.

The man was confronted by another passenger after the incident involving a woman sitting opposite him.

He’s described as white, approximately 50-years-old, of large build, clean shaven and with brown, wispy hair.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

A 26-year-old man has been charged in connection with a sexual assault on board a train between Leatherhead and Dorking

The incident happened on the 31st of May at approximately 7pm.

Peter Goodwin has been charged with one count of attempted robbery, one of assault by beating and one of committing an offence with the intention of committing a relevant sexual offence.

He’s been remanded in custody to appear at Blackfriars Crown Court on the 6th of July.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:49 pm  

An inquest has found celebrity publicist Max Clifford died from congestive heart failure

The 74 year old from Walton was serving an eight-year sentence for sex offences when he collapsed in his cell in December.

He later died in hospital.

His daughter has said concerns about his health had been addressed too slowly.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Annual sleep rough returns to Richard Challoner School tonight

Over 100 schoolchildren in Malden Manor will sleep rough for charity tonight.

Youngsters at Richard Challoner complete the challenge every year to raise money for homeless charity The Joel Trust.

They have to build their shelters and bed down in their playground.

Head of Year 8 Adam Norton says the reality of the situation soon sinks in.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:18 pm  

Surbiton Tennis Trophy continues

Brit Dan Evans is in quarter final action at the Fuzion 100 Surbiton Trophy tennis today.

He plays the former world number 8, Austria’s Jürgen Melzer.

Evans expects a close contest.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:25 pm  

London's ultra-low emission zone is to be expanded to 18 times its initial size

Hundreds of thousands of cars will have to pay £12.50 to travel within the North and South Circular roads from October 2021.

City Hall says it expects nearly 140,000 vehicles a day could be affected.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:06 pm  

A Tudor house in the heart of Cheam Village is to re-open its doors to the public later this month after a massive restoration

Whitehall museum was built in the 16th century.

The £1.9 million grant from the National Lottery has sorted vital repairs, including a reoccurring damp problem.

The historic building is due to reopen on Saturday the 16th
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:45 am  

Spelthorne Council says good rail links to Heathrow must be a priority now the Government has given the go ahead for expansion

The authority is putting its backing behind a new Southern Light Rail link.

It would ferry passengers between Staines and the airport.

Light railways already operate in Seattle, Dubai, Beijing and Copenhagen.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:29 am  

A group of cyclists set off from a school in Richmond today, and hope to reach Paris within 24 hours for Me Too & Co

They’re doing it to raise money for Barnes Primary, and for child disability charity Me Too & Co.

Organiser Mitch Pender has a five year old daughter who needs help with speech and physiotherapies.

He says the charity have worked with his 7 year old son to help create a better home environment for her.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:11 am  

Hammersmith and Fulham Council says it may provide social housing to residents displaced by large scale emergencies

It comes as part of a review into the authority’s emergency protocols.

The report also recommends a voucher scheme with supermarkets to provide emergency meals.

The council will vote on the measures at a later date.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:07 am  

Four men have been charged by officers investigating people who allegedly lied about being Grenfell Tower victims

Three are accused of fraud by false representation, while a fourth has been charged with possession of class A drugs with an intent to supply.

Four other men and a woman who were arrested yesterday have been released under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:07 am  

BA boss worried about airline fuel costs

IAG boss Willie Walsh has warned fuel prices will impact negatively on airlines next year.

The owner of British Airways, Vueling and Iberia said the escalation in aviation fuel prices was already creating problems for airlines.

Mr Walsh also complained that French air traffic controllers strikes were adding to fuel cost woes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:06 am  

Thursday, 7 June 2018

Police have released a CCTV image of a man they wish to question in relation to sexual assaults on joggers across South London.

Three separate women have been targeted while they were out running.

Police believe one suspect is responsible for three similar sexual crimes in the New Cross area.

It is believed the suspect followed the lone joggers before pouncing and committing sexual assaults.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Police on 101
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:31 pm  

A nine track album of previously unheard material by Prince will be released in September.

The news have been announced today to mark what would have been his 60th birthday.

The album will be called ‘Piano and a Microphone 1983’ and will feature a home studio cassette recording of the musician.

Rob from Woking, who is a massive Prince fan, believes his music will stay relevant:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:11 pm  

A man from Epsom who indecently assaulted four boys has been jailed for 22 years.

Robert Thomson was sentenced earlier having previously been found guilty of 24 charges relating to the abuse in the 70s and 90s.

He carried out the attacks during his time as an instructor at the Thames Young Mariners’ Club.

He was also a Boys’ Brigade Leader in Epsom and a foster carer from 1987 to 1997.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:05 pm  

Fans of the BBC’s Silent Witness are in for a treat.

Filming for the 22nd series has started at the Hurlingham Academy in Fulham.

The forensics show first aired in 1996 with Amanda Burton taking the lead role.

Emilia Fox took over the role in series 8.

Picture Credit: BBC
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:07 pm  

More than 130 bags of rubbish have been collected from the banks of the Thames in Hammersmith.

Detritus including wet wipes, plastic, two shopping trolleys and a bike were removed from the side of the river during a day of action.

The pick-up was organised by environment charity Thames21.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:11 pm  

Croydon Council is cracking down on street begging

A two week campaign has been launched targeting known hotspots around the town centre.

The first week will focus on signposting people to support, such as access to drug misuse treatment services and medical referrals.

Turning Point will also be offering help with substance abuse assessments.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Advice telling Grenfell Tower residents to "stay put" during the fire will form part of the police investigation into the disaster

Officers are considering whether health and safety laws were broken.

Martin Seaward, who's representing the Norbiton based Fire Brigades Union at an inquiry, says there was no choice.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

More strikes have been announced on South Western Railway

Members of the RMT union will walk out for three days from the 21st of June.

It's over the long-running dispute over the role of guards on trains.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

World number one Simona Halep is into the final of the French Open tennis

She beat Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza in straight sets 6-1 6-4.

Halep will play the winner of the next match between Americans Sloane Stephens and Madison Keys.

Defending champion Rafael Nadal reached the semi-finals earlier with a four set win over Diego Schwartzman.

Juan Martin del Potro will be his next opponent after he got the better of Marin Cilic by the same margin.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

A 14-year-old boy has appeared in court charged with murder in Chelsea

Mark Fontaine was stabbed up to seven times last month.

The 41-year-old from Walthamstow died a short while later.

The teenager, who can't be named because of his age, was remanded in custody and is due to enter a plea in August.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Another sink hole has opened up in Fulham

Part of North End Road is closed following the discovery earlier today.

In 2015, a woman had to be taken to hospital after the ground gave way outside a café, also in North End Road.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

The Premier League’s annual general meeting convenes today

The Premier League’s annual general meeting convenes today.

Fulham’s confirmation as a Premier League club will then come at the AGM where they will be awarded a framed share certificate.

Today also marks the changing of the Premier League season, one week prior to the release of the new fixture list.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:05 pm  

A man's appeared in court accused of attempted murder, after a baby and a woman were stabbed in Hanworth

The 32-year-old and the 11-month-old boy were attacked at a property on Monday evening.

The baby's in a critical but stable condition, while the woman's injuries are described as 'non-life threatening'.

25-year-old Rehan Khan is due to appear at the Old Bailey next month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:52 pm  

Mother of Derick Mulondo who was stabbed to death in Kingston a year ago speaks out about the knife crime wave that took her son's life

The mother of a man stabbed to death in Kingston says youngsters have become “desensitised” to knife crime.

38 year old father of one Derick Mulondo was killed on the Cambridge Estate a year ago.

He died just after police officers reached him.

23 year old Shauna Doyle was sentenced to a total of seven years in jail for manslaughter while 45 year old Eric Wertz was jailed for three years and four months for attempted grievous bodily harm with intent.

They also both received nine-month jail sentences for possession of an offensive weapon.

A public memorial will be held for Derick on Saturday in Kingston's Fairfield from 12 noon.

Derick's mum Sophie Kafeero's has launched a campaign "Drop a Knife, Save a Life" campaign.

This is her story.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:12 pm  

The refugee crisis and the creative spirit of Kate Bush are among many motivations for this year’s Kingston School of art students

The refugee crisis and the creative spirit of Kate Bush are among many motivations for this year’s Kingston University's School of Art students.

The eagerly anticipated annual show will be held across multiple sites due to multi-million pound refurbishment work.

The event is an annual highlight for industry professionals and residents, known nationally as a launch pad for future superstars.

The show is open today from 1pm-7pm and Friday 1pm-5pm.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:08 pm  

Nine people have been arrested over allegations of fraud in connection with the Grenfell Tower fire

The Met Police says eight men and one woman were detained in a number of raids early this morning.

Some of them were living in hotels with the frauds ranging in value from £25,000 to £100,000
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:02 pm  

All Thames Water customers will get a rebate because the company's failed to fix leaks

Around £15 will be cut from each bill over the next two years.

The company's having to pay out £120 million after an investigation by the regulator found it wasn't doing enough to stop wastage.

In March, thousands of people were left without water in Tooting and Balham after a main ruptured turning Tooting Broadway into a swimming pool.

Thames Water resorted to handing out bottled water to those affected.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:43 am  

A man has been charged with stabbing a woman and an 11 month old boy in Hanworth

25 year old Rehan Khan handed himself in yesterday after 2 days on the run.

He will appear at magistrates' court later for two counts of attempted murder.

The boy remains in a critical but stable condition, while the woman’s injuries are not life threatening.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:12 am  

House of Fraser's announced plans to close more than half its stores, including Oxford Street and Epsom

The struggling department store chain admits that would mean 6,000 people potentially losing their jobs.

The department store chain's identified 31 of its 59 branches for closure.

It's filed proposals for a Company Voluntary Arrangement, which is designed to help turn around struggling firms.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:13 am  

A campaign group is going on a hunger strike on Saturday to protest against Heathrow expansion

They’re asking the Labour party to have an urgent vote on the matter.

Last Monday, 8 members of the group were arrested after chalk-spraying Labour’s headquarters.

Robin Boarderman was among them, and says he doesn’t regret his actions, or being caught for them.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:08 am  

A memorial will be held on Saturday for a man stabbed to death on the Cambridge Estate in Kingston

Two people are serving sentences for the manslaughter of 38 year old Derick Mulondo last June.

Distraught, Derick’s mum Sophie has launched the Drop a Knife, Save a Life campaign to try and put an end to knife crime.

The memorial will take place in Fairfield Recreation Ground in Kingston at 12 noon on Saturday.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:10 am  

Buckingham Palace worker sentenced at Kingston Crown Court for having more than 15,000 indecent pictures of children

A Buckingham Palace worker was today sentenced for being caught with more than 15,000 indecent photos and videos of children.

52 year old Tony Aslett was employed as visitor services warden for the Royal Collection Trust when he was arrested.

He was sentenced to 9 months in prison at Kingston Crown Court.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:13 am  

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Firefighters tackle fire in Knightsbridge

Around twenty fire engines and more than 100 firefighters are still tackling a fire at a hotel in Knightsbridge.

Thirty six hotel guests and 250 hotel staff were evacuated from the building and London Ambulance Service has reported no injuries.

The fire is believed to have spread across a vertical facade for plants and vegetation and into several floors of the hotel but was quickly extinguished.

The Brigade's 999 control officers took around 40 calls to the fire, which produced a large plume of smoke and could be seen for miles around.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:20 pm  

Leader of Hounslow Council releases statement following arrest

The leader of Hounslow Council has released a statement following the arrest of a man wanted in connection with a double stabbing.

25 year old Rehan Khan who was wanted by police for the attempted murder of a woman and a boy handed himself in this morning.

The 11 month-old boy remains in a critical but stable condition and the woman’s injuries are not life-threatening.

Steve Curran, leader at the council said, 'Our thoughts are with the mother, baby, family and friends. We are working closely with the
Police and other agencies to provide support during this very difficult time'.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:38 pm  

Fire at a Knightsbridge hotel

Guests and staff have been evacuated from a luxury hotel in Knightsbridge while 120 firefighters tackle a large fire on the roof.

At its peak - huge plumes of thick black smoke could be seen rising from the Mandarin Oriental in Knightsbridge.

These have now died away - but it's not known if the fire is out.

Local shopkeeper Jacques Azagury saw it early on.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:18 pm  

Prudential Cycle reveal a new cycling event at the London to Surrey festival.

A new mass participation cycling event on traffic-free roads was launched today as part of Prudential RideLondon 2018.

The new 19-mile and the ride 100 cycling festival will be taking place in London and Surrey on 28th and 29th of July.

It will start at Sandown Park racecourse, in Esher, and take in the final 19 miles of the Prudential RideLondon to Surrey 100 route.

The original route goes through south west London, over Putney Bridge and into the centre of the capital to the spectacular finish on The Mall in front of Buckingham Palace.

The Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 19 has been created to encourage younger and newer riders to take part in their first mass-participation cycling event and to provide an opportunity for families and friends to ride together. The event is open to riders aged 12 upwards.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:53 pm  

Mandarin Oriental fire: Blaze at Knightsbridge hotel

120 firefighters and officers are dealing with a huge blaze on the roof of a five-star hotel in central London.

Twenty fire engines are at the Mandarin Oriental in the upmarket Knightsbridge area - where flames broke out on the roof just before 4pm.

Huge plumes of thick black smoke can be seen rising into the sky.

Ambulance crews and police officers are also there.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:42 pm  

A 19-year-old girl has gone missing in Walton

Shannon Randall was last seen getting into a red car at around 2pm yesterday.

She was wearing black leggings and a black hooded top and is described as white, 5ft tall and shoulder length blonde hair.

The teenager has links to the Epsom, Woking and Camberley areas of Surrey.

Anyone with any information should contact Surrey Police on 999.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:04 pm  

Follow up on the sexual assault in Chiswick

Police have released an e-fit of a man wanted for sexual assault in Chiswick.

The man attacked a girl in March in the alleyway between Barnes Bridge and Chiswick station.

If you have any information, contact police on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:23 pm  

A new campaign to stop street begging in Croydon has started today

The Safer Croydon Partnership aims to improve the town centre safety by offering support to the vulnerable.

It will be signposting homeless to substances abuse treatments, medical referrals and shelter.

The campaign will be present in hotspots such as East Croydon Station, George Street and Surrey Street.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:12 pm  

Part of Richmond is back to normal after being sealed off earlier

The area around Sheen Road was locked down for a while after reports of an unexploded bomb which turned out to be an empty shell casing.

Some residents were evacuated for a short time.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:21 pm  

Update on the assault in Leatherhead.

Police hunting a man in connection with a sexual assault on a train have made an arrest.

The incident happened on board a Leatherhead to Dorking service on May the 31st.

A 26-year-old man has been detained on suspicion of causing a person to engage in sexual activity without consent, sexual assault, actual bodily harm and robbery.

He remains in custody.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:17 pm  

Richmond Park MP Zac Goldsmith urges the Government to make u-turn on Heathrow decision

Richmond Park MP Zac Goldsmith says the only reason he can see for the Government giving the go ahead is the relationship it has with the airport.

He's told us it doesn't add up.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:16 pm  

A man who admitted stalking TV presenter Christine Lampard has been told he faces jail

39 year old Christof King told Isleworth Crown Court he did stalk the wife of former Chelsea player Frank, but denies sending her tweets.

However, Judge Robin Johnson has ruled he did indeed send tweets to Mrs Lampard and he’ll be sentenced on July the 27th.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:12 pm  

MPs are being urged to put public health first and reject the ‘unbuildable’ Heathrow plan

The plea is coming from a coalition of authorities against expansion.

It’s estimated at least 2.2million people could be affected by noise if expansion goes ahead.

973,000 of those would experience an increase in daytime noise.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

A man who let an unlicensed driver drive his car has been given six penalty points

The driver was apprehended in Staines in September as the car had an expired MOT.

The owner has now been found guilty of permitting the man into the car without a license or insurance.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:58 pm  

A man has been stabbed after a fight in Hounslow

Police were called on Monday afternoon to a fight near the Hub Community Centre.

They didn’t find a victim, but it was later found that a man in his 30s had attended hospital for stab injuries.

His condition isn’t life threatening, but it’s believed another man could be at risk.

Two men have been arrested and police appeal for witnesses.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:06 am  

Brentford FC are to take part in a new scheme to protect players against dangerous gambling

Sky Bet will be sending consultants to ten English clubs, after a similar tactic was employed at Chelsea.

The training aims to ensure players understand the potential risks associated with gambling, and know the signs of harm in teammates.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:09 am  

A man who was attacked at his home in Wimbledon will today challenge the high court over the closure of the police station

Paul Kohler was badly beaten in 2014, but officers were able to step in as they were stationed only 300 yards away.

However, the 24/7 counter is now due to be moved three and a half miles away to Mitcham as part of cost-saving measures.

The 59 year old is challenging the public consultation, citing alleged legal flaws.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:29 am  

Former Chelsea forward Eiður Guðjohnsen says all the managers being linked with taking over are good contenders

There's not a vacancy yet - but it's widely expected that Antonio Conte will leave.

Former France and Paris Saint-Germain boss Laurent Blanc's the favourite to take over - with Maurizio Sarri also mentioned.

Guðjohnsen says both would be decent options - if Conte goes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:51 am  

Inline skater launches campaign encouraging children to wear helmets

The man at the centre of a campaign by St Helier hospital to encourage skaters to wear helmets says the head gear saved his life.

Rob Glanville, a 37 year old ‘first generation’ inline skater, suffered a serious brain injury in an accident in 2015.

After brain surgery, he was transferred to St Helier Hospital, where he had to learn how to talk, drink, eat and walk again.

Rob has been chatting to Jackie's Simon Sapper.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 am  

Andy Murray previews his Wimbledon prospects

Andy Murray is hopeful of being fit to challenge again at this year's Wimbledon.

The Oxshott based two-time champion is back training after a hip injury and targeting a return for the grass-court season.

Murray's been out of competitive action since last year's quarter-final defeat at the All England Club.

But he says it's tricky to predict who will do well at next month's tournament.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:16 am  

Former Chelsea striker discusses the club's next manager

Former Chelsea forward Eidur Gudjohnsen says all the managers being linked with taking over are good contenders.

There's not a vacancy yet - but it's widely expected that Antonio Conte will leave.

Former France and Paris Saint-Germain boss Laurent Blanc's the favourite to take over - with Maurizio Sarri also mentioned.

Gudjohnsen says both would be decent options - if Conte goes.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:12 am  

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Putney MP thinks government need to rethink plans for Heathrow expansion

The man in charge of Britain's biggest airport insists expansion would boost local economies across the country.

Heathrow's chief executive is writing to MPs, urging them to back the government's plans for a third runway - costing 14-billion pounds.

But Putney MP Justine Greening thinks a rethink is needed.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:48 pm  

UPDATE: 17-year old in court after attacking a car with a knife in Croydon

A 17 year old appeared in court today after a video emerged of a cyclist attacking a car with a knife in Croydon.

He’s been charged with affray and threatening a person in a public place with an offensive weapon.

He has been refused bail and has been remanded in custody until a further hearing on Thursday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:35 pm  

14-year old boy charged for Chelsea murder

A 14 year-old boy's been charged with murder after a man was stabbed in Chelsea.

41 year-old Mark Fontaine, who lived in Walthamstow, died within minutes of being found injured last Wednesday.

The teenager's been remanded in custody and is due to appear at the Old Bailey on Thursday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:08 pm  

Air quality could be a reason for the Heathrow third runway to not go ahead

Today, Chris Grayling told the Commons the cabinet has decided to go ahead with the proposals for a 3rd runway at Heathrow.

He insists that construction will not start until air quality targets can be met but Robert Barnstone from No 3rd Runway Coalition disagrees.

He strongly believes that a 3rd runway will not go ahead, and that MP’s will vote against it next month.

He tells us about the impacts it has on residents living near the airport.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:15 pm  

A man’s been rescued from his home in Upper Tooting after a fire broke out in the early hours

The brigade was called to the house in Mandrake Road just before 4am by a neighbour who heard their smoke alarm go off.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

TUC confirms it's backing Heathrow

The Trades Union Congress has confirmed it is backing today's announcement.

It says; "The TUC’s backing of Heathrow expansion followed the recommendation of the Airports Commission in July 2015.

As part of its decision, the Airports Commission called for training opportunities and apprenticeships for local people, so that nearby communities benefit from jobs generated by the new infrastructure.

It argued that Heathrow Airport Ltd should work with local authorities and schools to ensure local people, including young people, are able to benefit from this project and that Heathrow Airport Ltd should support the London Living Wage.

The Trades Union Congress (TUC) exists to make the working world a better place for everyone.

We bring together more than 5.5 million working people who make up our 49 member unions.

We support unions to grow and thrive, and we stand up for everyone who works for a living."
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:09 pm  

The Culture Secretary says he won't block 21st Century Fox's takeover of Sky if Fox divests itself of Sky News

Matt Hancock has also cleared a £22-billion bid for the Osterley based broadcaster.

It’s been put forward by Comcast, which owns Universal Pictures.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:59 pm  

Heathrow residents fear for their homes after announcement

After decades of division and debate, the Cabinet's backed plans for a third runway at Heathrow.

MPs will vote on whether to approve the proposals next month.

Veronica Rumsey's house in the village of Harmondsworth could be demolished to make way for it.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:38 pm  

It’s being reported that Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson will be out of the country when it comes to the crucial MPs’ vote on Heathrow expansion

He’s a staunch opposer of a third runway.

Lib Dem Leader Vince Cable has challenged Transport Secretary Chris Grayling to allow the Conservatives a free vote on Heathrow.

But the MP for Twickenham claims the Tories will try to impose a three-line whip on the issue.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

Andy Murray says he's still on course to make his comeback to tennis during the grass-court season

Britain's two-time Wimbledon champion says he's "getting closer" to playing competitively for the first time in 11 months.

He says he started training "a few days ago".

Murray's due to play at a tournament in the Netherlands next week.

He says his recovery from a hip injury, which included surgery, has been a lot longer than he expected.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

The Institute of Cancer Research in Sutton has discovered a new way to treat cancer cells

Recent studies in lung cancer cells have found that antenna-like structures called cilia help cells become resistant to drugs.

Attacking the cilia first nearly doubles the effectiveness of treatment.

Dr Barbara Tanos explains how the combination of expertise has aided this new discovery.

She specialises in the study.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:44 pm  

The fire service which tackled the Grenfell Tower disaster has reacted to criticism of their advice to residents to "stay put"

London Fire Brigade has told the inquiry it didn't know the building was unsafe.

Matt Wrack, general secretary of Norbiton based Fire Brigades Union, says crews faced intolerable dilemmas.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:49 pm  

Manhunt launched after stabbing in Hanworth

A manhunt has been launched for 25 year old Rehan Khan in connection with the stabbing of a woman and baby in Hanworth.

The 32 year-old and 11 month-old victims were discovered with stab wounds yesterday evening in Swinfield Close.

The boy's in a critical condition while the woman's injuries are described as 'not life-threatening'.

Detectives from the West Area Safeguarding Team are investigating.

A crime scene has been put in place and officers remain at the scene.

There have been no arrests; enquiries continue.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Hounslow Police on 101 or tweet @MetCC quoting CAD 6981/4June.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

For an immediate sighting of Khan call 999.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:34 pm  

Heathrow given the go ahead for expansion on World Environment Day

On world environment day, the go ahead has been given by the government for a third runway at Heathrow.

Labour insists it will only back the plans if it helps boost growth across the country.

Shadow transport secretary Andy McDonald is also demanding assurances on noise and air quality; he's issued this warning.

Responding to the publication of the Airports National Policy Statement, Rob Barnstone, Coordinator of the No 3rd Runway Coalition, said:

"By making this decision, the Government have failed people and our environment. They have failed people by subjecting over 2.2million Londoners to new aircraft noise with Heathrow expansion, failed workers by supporting a short term, low quality job creation scheme with no real long-lasting benefits and failed taxpayers by agreeing a bailout plan with Heathrow should it fail later.”

“They have failed the environment by supporting a scheme that will not only fail to meet UK air quality targets but also put at risk our climate change obligations.

“The very fact the Government chose World Environment Day to announce this scheme really sums up their true attitude to the environment.

“Now let’s hope Parliament votes against this disastrous project.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:15 pm  

Police searching for a missing 24-year-old chef from Croydon have found a body

William Brown was last seen leaving his job at the Dorchester Hotel on Saturday morning.

A body was found in woodlands last night.

The death is not being treated as suspicious.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:06 pm  

Controversial plans for a third runway at Heathrow Airport have been given the go-ahead by Theresa May's Cabinet

MPs will be given a vote early next month on the project to boost the UK's aviation capacity.

John Stewart from campaign group Hacan.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:45 pm  

The Grenfell Tower inquiry has heard claims firefighters lacked experience of tackling a blaze of that scale

Statements from more than 250 crew also revealed they lacked training in the event that one might occur.

Danny Friedman QC is representing survivors and those who've lost loved ones.

He says they've come to the inquiry in a "calm rage."

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

The decision has finally been made on a third runway at Heathrow airport

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling told the Commons the Cabinet has decided to go ahead with the proposals.

But he insists construction will not start until the UK can meet air quality targets.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:51 pm  

A Streatham Ice Hockey player will be returning to the club after having to leave for injury last season

A Streatham Ice Hockey player will be returning to the club after having to leave for injury last season.

Adam Wood injured his leg in the first weekend of the 2018 fixtures, and was out for the rest of the season.

However, the 27 year old has now been bought back after making a recovery.

Head coach Jeremy Cornish says he’s ready to “make an impact every time he touches the ice”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:26 pm  

The government has sold a chunk of its shares in RBS

It's off-loaded 7.7% of the bank, which it bailed out during the financial crisis.

£2.5 billion will be returned to the public purse, but it represents a £2 billion loss on the 2008 value.

Chancellor and Runnymede and Weybridge MP Philip Hammond says it’s “a significant step to returning RBS to private ownership”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:30 am  

Oyez, oyez, oyez! after 8 long years, Kingston has a town crier again

Michael Seigel has been chosen for the role from a raft of candidates.

Anyone who lived in the borough, were of notable standing, and had strong links with the community could put themselves forward.

Michael has lived in the borough for over 33 years and is a former head master at Rokeby School.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:45 am  

A 17 year old is due in court later after a video emerged of a cyclist attacking a car with a knife in Croydon

The teenager has been charged with affray and threatening a person in a public place with an offensive weapon.

He was arrested following the incident last Wednesday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:28 am  

The number the number of arrests at Epsom racecourse this year is lower than previous years

Over the course of the two days, 9 were made including one for affray and another for breach of the peace.

Chief Superintendent Jerry Westerman says “The low number of arrests is down to a zero tolerance approach on drugs and violence”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:41 am  

A charity festival is taking place in Esher later this month to raise awareness of mental health issues in the young

The Grace Dear Trust was set up by namesake Grace’s family after she took her own life last year.

Her sister Hope says the charity is very much a family effort.

The Viva Festival takes place at Esher Rugby Club on June 30th.

To find out more, Like the Grace Dear Trust page on Facebook.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:08 am  

The No 3rd Runway Coalition will today call for the Competition and Markets Authority to investigate Heathrow expansion

The group have written a letter to the new chair of the CMA, Lord Tyrie.

In it, the campaigners, who are calling for an end to third runway plans, say neither the CMA or Civil Aviation Authority are properly exercising their powers.

Their main issue is that Heathrow appears to have a “monopoly position” as it remains the largest and busiest airport in the UK.

No 3rd runway says the difficulty of switching services to other airports around the UK means this is unlikely to change.

It also says Gatwick and Stanstead must be encouraged to match Heathrow in terms of size and usage.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:04 am  

Fulham MP bewildered by Chelsea stadium stall

Chelsea and Fulham MP Greg Hands says he’s bewildered by Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich’s decision to pull the plug on the club’s new stadium.

Mr Hands told the Evening Standard that a lot of time and money had been spent by Hammersmith and Fulham council in considering the application.

The decision came as Mr Abramovich faces delays renewing his visa to enter the UK.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:41 am  

Disability employment gap widens in Sutton

New research has found that nearly a third of London boroughs saw the gap between non-disabled adults in work and disabled adults in work increase since 2005.

The report by the Social Market Foundation said Sutton and Croydon were among twelve boroughs where the gap widened between 2005 and 2015.

The lowest disability gaps in the capital were in Richmond, Lewisham and Merton.
The report warned of a huge loss of potential to London’s economy.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:04 am  

Monday, 4 June 2018

A woman and a baby have been taken to hospital after being stabbed in Hanworth.

Police and paramedics were called to a residential street at around 7 this evening where the two victims were found with knife wounds.

They are in a serious but stable condition.

No arrests have yet been made.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:11 pm  

Feltham blaze caused by electrical fault, say firefighters

Firefighters say the cause of a blaze in Feltham yesterday is believed to be an electrical fault.

The ground and first floors of the property in Westbourne Road were destroyed by the blaze yesterday afternoon

Two adults and two children left the property before the brigade arrived; one woman was treated for smoke inhalation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:32 pm  

Heathrow Decision?

The BBC says ministers will discuss whether to give the go-ahead for a third runway at Heathrow tomorrow.

Political editor Laura Kuenssberg said the economic sub-committee, chaired by Theresa May, is set to discuss the issue.

It’ll then go before the full cabinet for approval.

If backed, MPs would then be asked to vote in the coming weeks.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:11 pm  

Police investigating an attack on a man in a bar in Clapham have released a CCTV image of the suspect

The assault happened in November in the venue on the high street.

The suspect approached the 27-year-old victim and accused him of harassing his girlfriend.

He pushed the victim and then struck him repeatedly on the head with a bottle.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Serena Williams's French Open tennis campaign's over after pulling out before her fourth-round match with Maria Sharapova because of injury

The 23-time Grand Slam tennis champion's now doubtful for Wimbledon.

Williams was playing in her first Major since giving birth last year.

Rafael Nadal's title defence is continuing without a hitch, the 10-time winner beat Maximilian Marterer in straight sets.

But women's second seed Caroline Wozniacki's out after losing to Daria Kasatkina.

World number one Simona Halep coasted through by thrashing Elise Mertens.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

Transport Secretary and Epsom MP Chris Grayling confirms compensation scheme for train passengers

The transport secretary has confirmed there will be a compensation scheme for passengers who've faced disruption on Northern rail routes.

Chris Grayling says commuters are facing 'totally unsatisfactory levels of service'.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:29 pm  

RMT calls for Chris Graylng to be sacked

The MP for Carshalton & Wallington Tom Brake has accused the transport secretary of “living in a parallel world.”

The RMT is calling for Chris Grayling to be sacked following the lack of trains

This is causing some to miss hospital appointments, work and exams.

Tom Brake says the Epsom MP and transport secretary needs to “wake up to this and act, before the public have had enough”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:17 pm  

Croydon’s trams are going cash-less

Transport for London has confirmed the move which will come into effect next month.

More than 800 people commented on the plans to remove the existing ticket machines.

The machines only sell a small number of paper tickets every week and don’t allow people to top up their Oyster cards.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:59 pm  

A new campaign urging Londoners to focus on brisk walking rather than step counting has been launched today

Public Health England has teamed up with TfL to create the free Active 10 app.

It includes a number of 10 minute station to station walks to show people how easy it is to fit in a brisk walk during the daily commute.

These include West Brompton to Earls Court and Latimer Road to Shepherd’s Bush.

Here's Dr Zoe Williams.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:44 pm  

Andrew Newton has allegedly been found in Surrey, despite police believing he was long dead

He allegedly tried to kill Lib Dem leader Jeremy Thorpe’s gay lover in the 70s.

It was one of the biggest political scandals of its time and has just been documented in a BBC drama starring Hugh Grant.

Police say they’ll re-open the investigation and try to contact Newton who is believed to be living under an alias according to the Mail on Sunday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

TV presenter Christine Lampard has told a court about the “disturbing tweets” allegedly sent to her by her stalker

The wife of former Chelsea player Frank has given evidence at Isleworth Crown Court from behind a curtain.

39 year old Christof King pleaded guilty to stalking last week, but disputes sending the tweets.

The hearing continues.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:11 pm  

Extra police officers are to be stationed at Heathrow for the duration of the World Cup

They’ll be monitoring passengers heading to Russia for the tournament starting on the 14th.

Police are also reminding the 132 Londoners who are subject to football banning orders to hand in their passports.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Police are appealing for the public’s help in tracing the owners of these recovered items following a burglary in Walton

A number of electrical equipment and hardware items were recovered from a vehicle that had been reported stolen back in April.

The vehicle was stolen when the victim was away.

It was later found abandoned in a car park with false number plates with the above items inside.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:53 pm  

Williams a doubt for Wimbledon?

Serena Williams' run at the French Open's over after she withdrew before her last-16 match with Maria Sharapova.

It was the tennis legend's first Grand Slam since becoming a mum in September.

Joe Townsend reports.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:41 pm  

A report says the advice for residents to stay put in their flats during the Grenfell Tower fire had effectively failed after just 30 minutes

The public inquiry into the deadly disaster last June has heard residents should have been evacuated.

Fire safety expert Stephen McKenzie says the whole systems needs a rethink.

The leader of Kensington and Chelsea council says expert findings from the inquiry into the Grenfell disaster are 'extremely concerning'.

It's heard there were a catalogue of errors surrounding the blaze, which left 72 people dead.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:19 pm  

Crystal Palace captain Jason Puncheon has admitted lashing out at nightclub doorman with his belt

The 31 year old from Kingswood changed his plea at the start of his trial at Staines Magistrates earlier.

The footballer admitted to a public order offence near the Mishiko bar on Church Street in Reigate in December.

A further charge of assault by beating was dropped after no evidence was offered by the prosecution.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

Surrey County Council says it will consult residents before agreeing to host the annual RideLondon past 2021.

The authority has committed to the event, which was created in 2013, until 2020.

Road closures for the two day race have led to complaints in the past from businesses who claim they’ve lost thousands because of them.

But grassroots groups across Surrey have been awarded more than £3million by the charity behind the event to improve sport facilities.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:47 pm  

Cyclists, Motorists and Pollution

It’s said that cyclists and pedestrians are more than twice as likely to breathe in pollution than car drivers.

The University of Surrey has found they have around 2.5 times more dangerous particles in their lungs than motorists.

That’s due to more exposure to traffic, as well as the heavier breathing that comes with physical activity.

A cycle hire scheme is soon to launch in many areas across the UK, including in Kensington and Chelsea
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:20 pm  

A driver who was arrested in Cobham for driving under the influence has been sentenced

The person was found to have cannabis and large amounts of cocaine in their body at the time.

The driver has been disqualified for 12 months and had to pay £235.

The vehicle was also seized for being untaxed.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:42 pm  

An MEP for London will be holding a live Q&A on his Facebook page on Wednesday

Syed Kamall is offering people the chance to question him about the impact of Brexit.

To pre-register a question, follow this link:
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:04 am  

Campaigners from Vote No Heathrow will hold a demo in central London this morning at 10.45

They’re urging the Labour Party to “stand by its principles of social and environmental justice” and oppose Heathrow expansion.

The campaigners say they have written repeatedly to Jeremy Corbyn requesting a meeting, to no avail.

They say as a result, they are resorting to “civil disobedience.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:04 am  

More evidence could emerge later into the suspected cause of the Grenfell Tower fire

The investigation into the disaster in Kensington will also start examining what made the blaze spread, how it was tackled, and how people were evacuated.

Aayla Moses lived in the flat next to where the fire started and remembers speaking to the man who lived there.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:11 am  

Streatham MP Chuka Umunna has decided to no longer accept students on Sandwich courses

It comes after a backlash to the revelation that placement year students aren’t paid to work in his office.

Umunna previously said he accepts the students on the condition they are paid student finance.

He’s written to the Labour Party asking for additional funds to pay placement year students.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:04 am  

Brits hope for success at Surbiton Trophy tennis

Dan Evans, Ed Corrie and Brydan Klein lead British hopes in today’s final round of qualifying for the Surbiton Trophy tennis tournament.

In women’s competition top seeded Australian Jaimee Fourlis advanced to the final qualifying round but Brits Ella Taylor and Emily Webley-Smith tasted defeat.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:59 am  

Surrey Cricket League: Sutton Challengers share top flight lead

Sutton Challengers are joint top of the Surrey Cricket League’s Premier Division after a two wicket win over Surrey Seamers on the weekend.

Challengers made 116 for 8 in reply to Seamers’ 115.

There were also wins for Wandsworth, Bec Old Boys and Croydon.

In Division One Clapham Old Xaverians beat Ottershaw and Hamm Moor by 11 runs in a game which saw 507 runs being scored.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:26 am  

Sunday, 3 June 2018

A £1 million painting stolen six years ago has been returned to its owner after it was discovered in a drug dealer's flat

The work, taken from a gallery in Berkshire in 2012, was found under a bed in Kingston last year.

Harry Fisher, aged 28, was jailed for over eight years after pleading guilty to a number of offences.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:48 pm  

A man has been left with serious injuries after reports he was deliberately driven at in Hersham

He was in the vicinity of Longmore Road yesterday evening when he was involved in the collision.

If you have any information, contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:20 pm  

A 13-year-old boy has gone missing

Callum Nicholl was last seen in Richmond wearing a blue t-shirt, black tracksuit bottoms and black Vans trainers.

He was also riding a white mountain bike.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:19 pm  

The team behind the Esso Pipeline from Southampton to Hounslow have chosen its new route

The one chosen is the one closest to the existing path of the pipeline.

They say some areas, including Cobham Common and the Queen Mary Reservoir, mean extra research will need to take place.

That’s to preserve habitats and water quality.

Further consultation will take place in the autumn, with the project due to start in 2021.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:04 am  

England go into their final World Cup warm-up game on the back of a win

Gareth Southgate's men claimed a 2-1 victory over Nigeria at Wembley ahead of Thursday's friendly against Costa Rica in Leeds.

Chelsea defender Gary Cahill got the first goal.

He says the squad are well-equipped for the tournament in Russia.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:05 am  

Hundreds of runners to take part in Cancer Research UK’s Richmond 5K today.

The event is one of the most popular of all of the charity’s 5 and 10K races.

Tom Dawson from Cancer Research UK says anyone can take part even if they’re not a traditional runner.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:58 am  

London Bridge Croydon-Based Hero Officer Plans To Return To Work

A hero police officer from South Norwood in Croydon who went after terrorists attacking pedestrians at London Bridge and Borough Market a year ago says he plans to return to work in the coming weeks.

38 year old Wayne Marques was temporarily blinded in one eye and suffered several other major knife wounds after being stabbed by the attackers.

Officer Marques spent many months at Headley Court rehabilitation centre - but in a recent interview ahead of the anniversary of the atrocities which saw eight people killed and 48 injured - said he intends to get back on the beat very soon.

The brave British Transport Police Officer was also the winner of the Outstanding Bravery Award for his actions, which prevented further loss of life during June 3's atrocity.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:18 am  

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