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Saturday, 16 June 2018

An artwork commemorating the Magna Carta has been unveiled in the field where the charter was agreed on in Runnymede

The National Trust commissioned artist Mark Wallinger. His circular well-like structure is called Writ in Water.

Words from the Magna Carta, one of the building blocks of modern democracy, are reflected in its central pool at Cooper’s Hill.

King John agreed the Magna Carta on 15 June 1215. It describes Runnymede as a meadow between Windsor and Staines.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:16 pm  

Another dockless bike hire scheme is coming to Wandsworth

Ofo bikes are being offered in conjunction with the Mayor of London’s existing cycle docking scheme.

It’s because so called Sadiq’s Cycles, the Santander bikes, are only available in parts of the borough.

Wandsworth council had tried offering a similar service but stopped it due to “widespread complaints about the bikes being randomly dumped”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:10 pm  

A mother whose severely epileptic son is being allowed medicinal cannabis oil after being hospitalised - says she hopes other families get the same

The Home Secretary's given special permission to Charlotte Caldwell, so her 12 year-old son Billy can take the treatment.

His condition deteriorated after cannabis oil was confiscated from her.

Outside Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, Charlotte says she's been through a gruelling ordeal.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:44 pm  

Councils including Kingston and Hammersmith could face action over Thames Water charges

Council tenants in London could see a rebate for water rates, after Southwark Council lost a landmark legal case.

Southwark was ruled to have overcharged its tenants for water.

It means four hundred and sixty thousand council and housing association tenants could now get a payout if their landlord had the same agreement with Thames Water.

Kingston council said it had not acted in the way Southwark did.

Wandsworth has already paid back tenants, and Hammersmith and Fulham council has set aside £8.6m.

The Local Government Association says it thinks the ruling is wrong.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:27 pm  

Surrey police appeal for witnesses after serious collision in Esher

Surrey police are appealing for information following a serious crash on the A3 at Esher this morning.

A white Volkswagen van, travelling northbound over the A224 roundabout, collided with the central reservation at about 10am.

The driver, a man in his late 20s, was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

Witnesses or anyone with dashcam footage should call 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:12 pm  

King George's Park consultation is open to Wandsworth residents

Wandsworth residents can now have their say on improvements to King George’s Park.

The latest round of consultation is open and the council wants to know what residents want.

You can let your views be known on a range of issues including access requirements and new facilities.

The consultation is open online until 22nd of June.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:07 pm  

Tooting unveils blue plaque for jazz pioneer

Tooting has a new blue heritage plaque.

It’s at 143 Fountains Road and commemorates the life of Sadie Crawford.

She was a jazz pioneer who went from an impoverished childhood in Tooting to international fame.

The unveiling ceremony began at 2pm.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:12 pm  

Maths can be fun says Kingston boffin

A 5 week study has revealed how a series of number games can boost young children’s confidence and ability in maths before they go to school.

Dr Jo Herwegen is a child psychologist from Kingston University and created them as part of a research project.

They are based on games that children would naturally play at home or in a nursery.

They are available to download for free from the University website.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:12 am  

Boost for rugby fans in Chiswick

Chiswick is to get a brand new floodlit rugby pitch.

After months of talks, an agreement has been reached between Chiswick RFC, Old Meadonians FC and Hounslow Council.

It’ll be built at Riverside Land Playing Fields, otherwise known as Dukes Meadows.

A massive regeneration of the site was given the go ahead in February.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:30 am  

Wandsworth trials a cycle scheme

A pilot scheme is being tested on four one way streets in Wandsworth to allow cyclists to go down the streets in either direction.

The scheme will be monitored for 12 months to evaluate the merits of making this change permanent.

It will begin later this month in Candahar Road in Battersea, Trinity Crescent in Tooting, Furmage Street in Earlsfield and Temperley Road, Balham.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:26 am  

Stanwell Moor couple count cost of running a sex club

A couple who ran a ‘private members club’ in Stanwell Moor have been fined more than £6,000 for breaching planning rules.

Graham Tattersall and Ann Trewren operated the Kestrel Hydro Spa. Complaints from neighbours led to Spelthorne Council investigating in 2013. They found it had become a nudist spa with a fully equipped sex dungeon.

The Council held it was an inappropriate use in a residential area – a decision the couple challenged unsuccessfully up to the Court of Appeal.

The pair have also been ordered to pay a confiscation sum of £45,000 by Guildford Crown Court earlier this month, plus the Council’s costs of nearly £8,000.

The judge ruled that the money made from the spa which closed in February were proceeds of crime.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:13 am  

Friday, 15 June 2018

New Brompton Bicycle rack in Twickenham

Commuters in Twickenham are benefitting from a newly installed Brompton bicycle rack.

Bikes can be hired on a daily or weekly basis with details registered online, making it easy for travel to and from work.

Richmond says it’s part of the overall plan to reduce pollution in the borough.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:09 pm  

The hunt is on to find a man accused of sexually assaulting a teenager in Tooting

Police have released a CCTV image of the man, whom the girl reported after she got off the 77 bus in October.

She had been on her way home from school at around 3 o’clock when the suspect allegedly brushed his hand over her leg.

He’s described as an Asian male wearing glasses and aged between 30 and 40.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Richmond Council is claiming a third runway at Heathrow isn’t needed to meet business demand

The staunchly anti-expansion authority says that argument is already met by the existing two runways.

Department for Transport figures show that without a third runway effectively all UK long haul and domestic business passenger demand is met until at least 2050.

Richmond says the un-met demand is for short haul flights, almost all of which are for leisure purposes and can be accommodated by other airports.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:59 pm  

Car stuck in the mud at Putney

Firefighters are urging caution after a driver and their car became stuck in the mud at Putney Embankment.

The vehicle had driven down a slipway at Putney Pier and became stuck in one foot of mud last Friday morning.

Fire crews worked hard with a rising tide to free the vehicle and its driver.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:16 pm  

"Tour De Frack" to pass through Surrey

Cyclists will be out in force across Surrey and Sussex on Saturday the 23rd of June for the ‘Tour De Frack’

They say it's been organised to say 'No' to the "industrialisation" of the countryside by oil and gas companies.

There are three routes for cyclists of all levels (16 miles, 27 miles & 55 miles), in and around the areas of Brockham, Balcombe, Horse Hill and incorporating Leith Hill, which is well-known by many cyclists in the south east.

The tour will set off from Meadowbank Community Park in Dorking at 10am, assembling at 09.30am.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:11 pm  

Boris Becker is claiming diplomatic immunity against an attempt to sue him

The three-time Wimbledon winner claims his appointment as a diplomat by the Central African Republic affords him protection.

The conflict-ridden CAR is one of the world's poorest countries.

It made Mr Becker a sport and culture ambassador to the EU in April.

He was declared bankrupt last year over money owed to private bank Arbuthnot Latham and is now being pursued for "further assets".

Legal Commentator Joshua Rozenberg says this latest development is interesting.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Association of British Commuters co-founder Emily Yates calls for inquiry over Govia Thameslink and resignation of Transport Secretary and Epsom MP Chris Grayling

The boss of Govia Thameslink Railway, Charles Horton, is stepping down following months of delays and cancellations.

5% of services on the Southern, Thameslink and Great Northern lines have been axed since May, while around a fifth have been running late as a new timetable was brought in.

Emily Yates, from the Association of British Commuters tells Jackie's Lucy Mayer his resignation is long overdue.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:17 pm  

A road in Chertsey could remain closed well into next week after a car crashed into a building

The incident happened just before 6 o’clock last night in London Street.

There were no reports of any injuries.

The building involved, a former bar, is under construction.

Picture: Alan Williams on Twitter.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Teenager jailed for fatal stabbing of youth worker in Fulham

A teenager who fatally stabbed a man who confronted him about selling drugs outside his home in Parsons Green has been jailed for 8 years.

A 17-year-old boy was found guilty of the manslaughter of Omid Saidy from Fulham following a trial at the Old Bailey.

He was found not guilty of murder.

On the same day at the same court, 19 year old Shafiq Smith was found not guilty of murder or manslaughter in relation to Omid, but he was found guilty of grievous bodily harm with intent in relation to Omid's friend Oluwafemi Omotosho.

The youth worker died at the scene in Parsons Green Lane in October last year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:40 pm  

Fire breaks out in Isleworth

A large fire has broken out in Isleworth.

London Fire Brigade was called to the blaze in Mogden Lane at lunchtime.

Black smoke has been seen billowing from the range of garages.

The advice is to keep windows closed.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:15 pm  

More calls for Epsom MP to resign following resignation of Govia Thameslink Boss

After huge delays and cancellations on its rail franchises, the chief executive of Govia Thameslink has resigned.

The company runs Northern, Southern and Thameslink, which have all been affected by new timetables.

The Association of British Commuters thinks his resignation is the “absolute least” passengers could expect.

They’re also calling for the resignation of Transport Secretary and Epsom MP, Chris Grayling.

Martin Abrams, from the Association of British Commuters, says his resignation is long overdue.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:48 pm  

Poundland Tolworth has undergone an emergency hygiene inspection after a resident reportedly saw rats in rubbish left sitting behind the store

Kingston Council sent an inspector to the site following the complaint who found no sign of rodents.

The authority also pointed out the discount store on Tolworth Broadway received the highest 5 rating at its last inspection.

The Council says anyone who thinks they’ve spotted a rodent on commercial premises should contact the food and safety team.

Residents claim constant fly tipping in a trade alley that runs behind the store is attracting rats.

They’ve asked the council to crack down on illegal dumping.

A Kingston spokesperson said: "We urge the caller, and any member of the public, who believes they have seen a rodent in a commercial premises to contact the Kingston Food and Safety team at 0208 547 5000, to provide details so that an Environmental Officer can take the appropriate action and inspect the property.

"An officer has now visited the store and found no evidence of rodents either within or outside the premises.

"We have not received any previous complaints of this nature about this premises. Poundland was also visited in February this year and received the highest 5 rating in the National Food Hygiene Rating scheme."
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:30 pm  

Transport consultants in Leatherhead will soon begin surveys to map traffic flow and car park usage

Visitors to the area’s car parks will be asked to participate in brief face-to-face interviews to gather information from next week.

The data collected will inform the development of a transport simulation model for the area.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:30 pm  

A car has driven into a building in Chertsey

The accident happened yesterday evening in London Street.

The building is believed to be undergoing construction.

There are no reports of any injuries but police say the road will be closed for some time.

Traffic is building on all approaches; we’ll have a full update in 20 minutes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

Croydon is going to provide 10 one-bedroom flats for rough sleepers by Christmas

People are going to be selected depending on their history and needs to receive the appropriate assistance.

It will cost the council over £500,000 for the scheme and will also include medical support.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:46 am  

Two men have been found guilty of using an unsuspecting cab driver to transport a gun they intended to sell

Tomasz Mysiak arranged for a package to be picked up from the address of Sebastien Hajda in Mitcham.

Police saw a plastic bag being put in the boot of the cab, then searched the car and found the firearm.

At the house they found £4,000 that Hajda said was for living expenses.

The pair have been sentenced to eight years in jail.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:06 am  

Experts are encouraging people to talk about the Grenfell Tower fire

Over 500 children have been referred for mental health treatment as a result of the disaster.

Marnie Winter-Burke is a counsellor from Childline, who says young people shouldn’t feel ashamed for being scared.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:24 am  

A 21st century version of neighbourhood watch has rolled out across Hounslow, Hillingdon and Ealing

OWL is a digital platform where residents can sign up to interact with police officers.

They can discuss worries, report issues and get advice and updates on issues like home security.

Inspector Aaron Clarke says the scheme evolved because of the public’s eagerness to get involved.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:14 am  

A charity rugby match to raise money for injured players has raised over £100,000

The 20 minute games were played at the iconic Twickenham stadium.

Karl Booth played for Wimbledon at the home of rugby.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:24 am  

Police have released an image of a man suspected of sexually assaulting a teenager in Tooting

The girl was on the 77 bus in October while on her way home from school when the man approached her.

She got off the bus and reported him to a member of staff at Tooting Broadway station.

If you have any information, contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:13 am  

Fulham meet Crystal Palace on Premier League return

New Arsenal manager Unai Emery has been given a testing opening to life in the Premier League.

After the opening-weekend game at Emirates Stadium, the Gunners travel to fellow top-six contenders Chelsea.

The Blues open their campaign away to Huddersfield.

Of the newly promoted sides, Fulham meet Crystal Palace at Craven Cottage, Wolves begin at home to Everton while Cardiff are away at Bournemouth.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:03 am  

Thursday, 14 June 2018

Hunger strikers, who are part of the anti-Heathrow expansion campaign group, hit the 144 hour mark today.

Out of the original thirty five people who started the strike, ten have continued.

They are calling on Labour and the SNP to call a three line whip on the vote against Heathrow.

Alex is a spokesperson for Vote No Heathrow believes “a third runway at Heathrow will accelerate the breakdown of our climate”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:07 pm  

A trespasser who was on the railway track earlier this evening had to be removed by Police.

South Western railway was made aware of the individual on the line between Worcester Park and Stoneleigh.

All lines had to be temporarily blocked through this evening’s peak rush hour whilst the power was turned off and the trespasser removed.

Lines have now reopened and trains are on the move however, trains may still be delayed or revised at short notice.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:52 pm  

A man has died a day after he was found critically injured in woods in Croydon.

Police were called to Addington Hills at 7.30am on Tuesday.

The man was rushed to a south London hospital where he was initially in a critical condition.

His death is not being treated as suspicious.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:14 pm  

Sutton Police are appealing are appealing for anyone with information relating to a man wanted in connection with a burglary in Cheam.

Steve Lee is said to be known to frequent Sutton, as well as both Croydon and Epsom.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:44 pm  

Scientists at the Institute of Cancer Research in Sutton have made a prostate cancer breakthrough.

Scientists at the Institute of Cancer Research in Sutton have made a prostate cancer breakthrough.

Iona Stewart Richardson has the details:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:08 pm  

Five teenagers, including one from Croydon, have been jailed for murdering a 17 year-old in Kent.

Kyle Yule was stabbed five times outside his best friend's home in Gillingham in October.

The attack followed months of tit-for-tat attacks

The judge described it as "senseless" and "ruthless", and sentenced the gang to between 16 and 24 years each behind bars.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:05 pm  

Hospital bosses have been defending plans to replace two mental health centres.

It’s as part of a £160 million modernisation programme that will see Springfield in Tooting and Tolworth hospital demolished.

David Bradley is Chief Exec at South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust.

He says the new sites will be centres of excellence for mental health.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:20 pm  

England rugby union head coach Eddie Jones has dropped Chris Robshaw for Saturday's second Test with South Africa

Brad Shields replaces him at flanker, while the former national team captain's not even included on the bench.

Jones says leaving the Quins player out was a difficult decision.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Drivers across Surrey are being told to expect more stop checks during the next four weeks

It’s as part of a police crackdown on drink and drug driving during the World Cup.

Surrey Chief inspector Warren Franklin is encouraging people to enjoy the tournament, but says it shouldn’t compromise road safety.

Anyone caught driving under the influence will face losing their driving licence or potential imprisonment.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:15 pm  

Stormzy has attended a wreath laying ceremony to mark the one year anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire

The grime artist from Croydon made headlines in February when he used his performance at The Brit Awards to criticise the Prime Minister’s response to the tragedy.

72 people died when the block of flats caught fire last June.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

A mother from County Tyrone who's seeking cannabis oil for her 12 year-old son could apply for a clinical trial in Northern Ireland

Charlotte Caldwell tried to bring the drug into the UK from Canada, but the batch was confiscated at Heathrow Airport.

Health officials have offered to meet anyone wanting guidance on the process.

Her son suffers from a severe form of Epilepsy that sees him have up to 100 fits per day,
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:23 pm  

Quins’ forwards coach, Graham Rowntree, has chosen to leave the club “for personal reasons”

The former English rugby union player has been with the Twickenham based team for the past two years.

He’s been described as a “very prominent and popular figure in the rugby department”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

A man from Croydon has been jailed for exposing himself in front of another man at Victoria station

26 year old Daniel Dyett will spend 8 months behind bars following the incident on Monday.

He was detained in the urinals by British Transport Police Officers acting in response to a complaint from a man in his 20s.

Dyett admitted breaching a Sexual Harm Prevention Order, sexual activity in a public lavatory and exposure.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Landmarks across the country went “Green for Grenfell” last night

The Richmond Council building in Twickenham, York House, glowed a luminous green overnight.

Special flags are also flying throughout today on Council buildings in Sutton.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Bosses at South West London and St George’s Mental Health Trust are welcoming the results of its latest inspection.

Bosses at South West London and St George’s Mental Health Trust are welcoming the results of its latest inspection.

The Care Quality Commission has rated it “good” across all 5 areas.

In spring this year, the CQC undertook a detailed inspection of the Trust’s clinical services and led an expert review into how well it is led.

The CQC interviewed hundreds of staff and patients as part of its inspection which focussed on the safety and quality of mental health services in South West London.

The report highlighted several areas of good practice, including:

·The Trust has made considerable improvements since the last comprehensive inspection in March 2016. The community-based mental health services for working age adults, long stay/rehabilitation mental health wards for working age adults and child and adolescent mental health wards had all improved their ratings overall and/or in individual key questions. The Trust had met all requirement notices made following the March 2016 inspection and a focused inspection in September 2017 in those services we inspected.

·Staff worked with patients to develop person-centred, holistic and recovery oriented plans of care. Services delivered a range of evidence-based therapeutic interventions. Phoenix Ward, the rehabilitation service, had introduced more therapeutic activities aimed at improving patients’ individual skills and maximising independence.

·Staff treated patients with kindness and compassion. They were caring and supportive and treated patients and carers with dignity and respect. Feedback from patients and relatives was mostly very positive even in community teams for working age adults that were experiencing staffing difficulties and other challenge.

·The Trust is outward looking and engaged well with external partners and stakeholders. The Trust was working well with the two other South London mental health Trusts through the South London Partnership and this was supporting the introduction of new models of care. The Trust was actively engaged in the work of the sustainability and transformation partnership.

·The Trust encouraged innovation to improve patient care. Recent developments included a service aimed at preventing admission to hospital, and the introduction of crisis cafes, which were very well liked by service users. More than 40 quality improvement initiatives had been completed by staff or were under way across the Trust.

·The Trust is well-led and the senior team were committed to improving services to meet the mental health needs of local communities. The Trust had an open and transparent culture and staff were able to raise concerns. Staff were committed to the working for the Trust and felt well supported by their managers and colleagues. An award winning intranet provided accessible information to staff and supported overall engagement.

Chief Executive of the Trust is David Bradley.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:45 pm  

Potential rise in domestic abuse during World Cup

It’s once again being reported that the World Cup could bring about a rise in domestic abuse cases.

There was an increase of 25% in alleged domestic abuse incidents during the 2014 World Cup.

The Family Justice Centre in Croydon is to display posters during the tournament promoting how to report domestic abuse.

Victims are asked to contact the FJC or the free phone National Domestic Violence Helpline.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

Today marks a year since the Grenfell Tower Fire

Schools including Wimbledon High have been remembering the victims through song.

Lucy Mayer has this special report.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:46 am  

A charity single has been released to raise money for charities supporting victims of the Grenfell Tower fire

“Grenfell (We Won’t Fall)” by Carl Leroy was partly inspired by his friend Lily Martins’ experiences.

She lived in the neighbouring block, and had to spend seven months in a hotel during the repairs.

Lily is currently in temporary accommodation, and says she’s doing what she can to get back to normal.

You can find a link to the song here
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:13 am  

Mayor of London calls for devolution of funds

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has joined other elected mayors to call for the devolution of £1.3 billion of unspent apprenticeship funds.

They said employers are finding the apprenticeship levy system too complex and are not spending surplus money.

It could fund about 200,000 apprenticeships nationally.

The mayors said they should be trusted with local control.

Khan said: London's whole contribution to the apprenticeship levy should be ring-fenced and spent on meeting the capital's complex skills needs."
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:44 am  

Men jailed after distributing counterfeit bank notes

Two men who distributed £640,000of counterfeit Bank of Scotland notes throughout London and its surrounding counties have been jailed.

Dean Evans and Samuel Alexander recruited teams to pose as businessmen newly returned from Scotland to con shopowners.

They used £50 and £100 notes to purchase low value goods in order to maximise their legitimate cash return.

The two Londoners were sentenced to four year three months and two years eight months respectively at Croydon Crown Court this week.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:41 am  

Young Para Swimmers in Richmond pick up medals

Young para swimmers from Richmond have picked up a host of medals in the London Youth Games.

The games are Europe’s largest youth sports festival.

Team Richmond won individual medals in the boys’ and girls’ swimming. The girls swimming team won the gold team award.

They train at Teddington Pool and hope to be the Paralympic stars of the future.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:43 am  

British ladies take on each other in the Nottingham Open

British number one Johanna Konta's up against number two Heather Watson at the Nottingham Open this afternoon.

They meet in the second round, while another home player, Katie Boulter, faces Australia's Samantha Stosur.

The event's part of the grass court build-up to Wimbledon.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:45 am  

Police appeal for a man missing from Ashford

Police are appealing to find a missing man from Ashford.

59-year-old Lee Bulman has links to Feltham and Hounslow.

He is white with a very tanned complexion, about 5’10’’ and slim.

He was last seen wearing a shiny blue jacket and jeans.

You can see a picture of Lee on our Jackie News twitter feed.

Anyone with information should call 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:46 am  

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Royal Holloway University of London publishes "reading war" research

A study by Royal Holloway University is trying to put an end to the so-called “reading war”.

Teachers have been debating whether to teach children the sounds letters make, or to encourage them to recognise whole words.

Researchers analysed over 300 studies from the past 60 years, and found a combination of the two is best.

They say that the debate has left literacy problems at a worryingly high level.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:47 pm  

Winger Gemma Davison moves on from Chelsea Ladies

Chelsea Ladies winger Gemma Davison has left after four years with the Blues.

The 31-year-old scored 14 goals in 78 appearances for the FA Cup and league title winners, after signing from Liverpool in 2014.

She said on Instagram: "It has been a privilege”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:08 pm  

Motorcyclist wanted over pensioner hit-and-run in Hammersmith

An elderly man was left with serious injuries after a motorbike rider failed to stop after a collision in Hammersmith.

Police are appealing for witnesses to help trace the rider of the black Suzuki who struck the man on the Fulham Palace Road in May.

The pedestrian, in his 80s, remains in hospital.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:26 pm  

Surrey police issue family tribute to man killed at Runnymede roundabout in Egham

Surrey police have issued a tribute on behalf of the family of a man who died at work on the Runnymede roundabout in Egham this month.

40-year-old Daniel Gooch, from Norfolk, was injured in a collision with plant machinery at the site. He died at the scene.

His family said: “We cannot begin to describe our devastation”.

An inquest has been adjourned.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:25 pm  

Five convicted over Southall murder

Five men have been convicted over the murder of 33-year-old Gurinder Singh in Southall in 2016.

They used weapons, including swords, in a brutal attack that stemmed from a bitter rivalry, police said.

The Old Bailey heard how the five sought revenge over an attack at a Sikh religious festival.

They’ll be sentenced later this month.

Meanwhile Met Police are still appealing for information about of others involved in the attack.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:11 pm  

A sandwich shop owner in Norbiton is involved in a plagiarism row with a café nearly 5,000 miles away in India

Norbiton Sandwich Shop owner Lester Beckett was shocked to discover they have near identical signage and very similar prices.

He’s accused his Indian counterpart, of plagiarism, and says he hasn’t ruled out legal action against him.

The Indian based owner has told the Evening Standard its ‘not a big deal’ and just a mere coincidence.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:23 pm  

Language Matters campaign supported by Surrey Heartlands in Weybridge.

National diabetes week is upon us, and this year’s theme is how language matters when talking to patients.

Surrey Heartlands in Weybridge is among those backing a scheme which aims to make difficult conversations between doctors or family members easier.

NHS England say good use of language lowers anxiety, educates and improves peoples self care.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

New signing for Brentford FC.

Brentford FC have signed centre back Ezri Konsa.

That’s despite him reportedly being targeted by both Brighton and Everton.

Along with 86 caps for Charlton, Konsa was part of the under 20 England squad which won their world cup last year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:58 pm  

Protecting your property in Surrey

Detective Constable Peter Osborn says “Burglary is taken extremely serious in Surrey and will not be tolerated”.

Following a spat of burglaries and a pursuit in Woking, Surrey police suggest ways in which homeowners can protect their property.

Removing valuables from view of ground floor windows and installing dusk to dawn lighting outside are just two suggestions.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:31 pm  

Language matters campaign launched during National Diabetes week

National diabetes week is upon us, and this year’s theme is how language matters when talking to patients.

Surrey Heartlands in Weybridge is among those backing a scheme which aims to make difficult conversations between doctors or family members easier.

NHS England say good use of language lowers anxiety, educates and improves peoples self care.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:19 pm  

A new short film to promote awareness of teen suicide has been gaining traction online

Stephen Fry is among those to come out in support of the film, saying “it packs in so much truth”.

Jackie's Luke Williams spoke to Laura Hall from Surbiton, who was part of the film crew.

A link to the film can be found here
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:39 pm  

A part of Kew could be about to go dog free

A part of Kew could be about to go dog free.

Residents are being urged to have their say on a trial to disallow them from an area in Westerley Ware recreation ground.

The proposals would see a space created at the northern end of the park for people to sit and picnic.

The move follows a number of complaints from park users who say they’d like to enjoy a dog-free public space.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:32 pm  

The new Elizabeth line trains will be showcasing artwork made by students from along the route.

Five have already been selected, and will start being shown in December.

The posters were commissioned to present the benefits of the new TFL services between Paddington and Heathrow.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:31 pm  

Tributes are continuing to pour in for the father of missing estate agent Suzy Lamplugh, who has died at the age of 87

Paul Lamplugh’s daughter disappeared 32 years ago after she went to show a man known only as “Mr Kipper” around a house in Fulham.

Her body has never been found.

Paul and his wife Diana were awarded OBEs for their work in setting up the Suzy Lamplugh Trust; something he was extremely proud of.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:18 am  

Wandsworth Council is calling for the Ultra Low Emissions Zone to be extended to the M25

The current extension splits Wandsworth in two, making it confusing for people to navigate the charges.

Six other boroughs made similar calls at a recent TFL consultation.

90 million pounds is expected to be spent on the project – but it’s predicted some 2 million pounds will be recouped daily.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:36 am  

A man is being hunted after exposing himself on a bus near Roehampton

Police have just released details of the incident on board the 85 bus, just after 9pm on January 22nd.

If you have any information, contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 am  

More boroughs are calling for extending ULEZ further.

A number of London Borough’s are urging the mayor to extend the Ultra Low Emissions Zone to the M25 over fears the current extension risks splitting many London areas in two.

Wandsworth Council joined with 6 other municipalities at a recent TFL consultation calling for the proposed boundary moves and for the implementation to happen much quicker.

Under the current ULEZ extension, Wandsworth will be cut in two, making it confusing for motorists, businesses and residents to navigate the C-Charge.

£90 million is expected to be spent on the project, but its expected some £2 million will be recouped daily.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:56 am  

Two men have been jailed by Guildford Crown Court following a string of burglaries in Surrey.

22 year old Aidan White from Linkfield Lane in Redhill and 22 year old Michael Ryan of no fixed address were sent to prison for their involvement in two burglaries in Reigate, one in Redhill and another in Horsham.

Officers successfully identified the two burglars from CCTV footage supplied by local businesses.

White was found guilty of 3 burglaries and 3 counts of fraud and will serve 19 months.

Ryan was found guilty of 4 burglaries and 3 counts of fraud and will serve 18 months.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:46 am  

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

World class shopping centre could be coming to Croydon

A new what the council are calling “a milestone in Croydon’s regeneration journey” is a step closer to coming into completion.

Cabinet members approved a report last night for the £1.4bn plan to build a new world class shopping centre in the heart of Croydon.

With over 300 shops, a multi-screen cinema complex and leisure facilities it is expected to create 7,000 new jobs in the town centre.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:08 pm  

British number one through to next round in warm up tournament for Wimbledon

Johanna Konta’s into the second round at the Nottingham Open, which is a warm up event for Wimbledon.

The British number one beat Japan’s Jurumi Nara 6-2 6-3 in her opener and will now take on Heather Watson.

The Wimbledon fortnight begins on Monday 2nd July.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Young man stabbed in broad daylight outside supermarket in North Kensington

A man has been rushed to hospital after being stabbed in broad daylight in North Kensington.

He was rushed to hospital after the incident which terrified shoppers outside Tesco on North Pole Road.

Police were called shortly before 7pm, Scotland Yard has said it is unclear how serious his injuries are.

No arrests have been made.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:28 pm  

Croydon is to see more bins as they try to improve recycling rates

People across Croydon are to get even more bins.

It’s as part of the council’s aim to drive up recycling rates from 40% to 50%.

It’s not just bin numbers that are increasing; collection dates are also changing.

It’s hoped the move will save £5 million and also help those living in flats to recycle as easily as those living in houses.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:27 pm  

Two men charged with a series of burglaries in Woking

Two men have been remanded in custody in connection with a series of burglaries and a car pursuit in Woking.

A dark green Audi crashed on Smarts Heath Road in Mayford last Thursday.

Two of the occupants were arrested and enquiries remain ongoing to identify a third man who fled from the vehicle.

Two men have been charged with 23 burglary offences; nine in West Surrey, two in Hampshire and 12 in Buckinghamshire.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:22 pm  

People across the UK are to walk the bridges of London to raise awareness of heart disease in the young

The Heart of London Bridges Walk is now in to its 12th year.

Money raised from the event on the 24th will go to Leatherhead based charity Cardiac Risk in the Young, or CRY.

Around 12 people aged 25 and under die every week from an undiagnosed heart condition.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

One of Theresa May's ministers has quit over how Brexit is being handled

Philip Lee reckons the Government's approach to leaving the EU is "irresponsible".

MPs have just started debating amendments to the EU withdrawal bill imposed by the House of Lords, which Theresa May wants to change back.

Stephen Hammond is the MP for Wimbledon and a remain supporter.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Suzy Lamplugh's father dies at the age of 87

The father of missing estate agent Suzy Lamplugh has died at the age of 87.

Paul Lamplugh’s daughter disappeared 32 years ago after she went to show a man known only as “Mr Kipper” around a house in Fulham.

The 25 year old's body has never been found.

He was handed an OBE along with his wife Diana, who died in 2012, after the couple set up the Suzy Lamplugh Trust in memory of their child.

Speaking to us from his home in East Sheen before Parkinson's disease took hold, Paul told us the time had come to lay the case to rest.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:34 pm  

A man has been tasered in West Molesey following a police pursuit this morning

A car failed to stop for officers and then collided with a parked car in Central Avenue at 10.30.

Three people, two men and a woman, were arrested at the scene while a fourth person, a man, ran off.

Officers searched the car and found a quantity of suspected Class B drugs as well as a knife, basesball bat and two bottles of liquid.

The three people are currently in custody having been arrested for a number of drug, driving and weapon offences.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:20 pm  

A construction company which illegally installed a drop kerb in East Sheen has been fined over £4,000

Richmond Council took action against Finch Lockerbie Construction Ltd following the work outside a house in Richmond Park Road.

Residents or developers wanting to install dropped kerbs must apply to the council before carrying out the work.

It’s the second time the company has failed to appear in court and been fined in its absence.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

A cat has been found decapitated in Southampton in a case that’s being linked to the Croydon Cat Killer

But South Norwood Animal Rescue and Liberty charity says the cat wasn’t chipped and so can’t be identified.

The serial killer is believed to be responsible for the deaths of more than 500 animals since 2015, many across South West London and Surrey.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:42 pm  

Richmond Council says the Mayor of London’s plans for an extended Ultra Low Emissions Zone will increase fly tipping

On Friday, Sadiq Khan confirmed that his proposed ULEZ would extend to the North and South Circular boundary in 2021.

But the new zone would split Richmond right through the centre of East Sheen.

This means people living on one side of the Townmead recycling Depot, could effectively have to pay the emissions fee to use it.

Under the new rules, drivers who use non-compliant vehicles will pay a daily charge of £12.50.

The council says this could result in cases of fly-tipping soaring.

The aim of the extension is to attempt to reduce toxic air quality across the Capital.

But Richmond Council says the extension needs to stretch as far as the M25 to clamp down on polluting vehicles travelling into London.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:59 pm  

Epsom Council says it’s “extremely disappointed” the town’s House of Fraser is one of those earmarked for closure

The department store announced on Friday that it was to shut 31 of its 59 stores nationwide as part of a rescue deal.

Epsom council says it’ll be making representations to the company’s management to see if there is any way for it to stay in the borough.

A number of the borough’s residents are employed by the chain.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Kensington and Chelsea council received over 6,000 nuisance complaints last year

That’s according to new statistics released by Churchill Home Insurance.

The authority ranked 10th on a list of all councils surveyed nationwide.

Calls ranged from complaints about noise pollution to rubbish.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:05 pm  

Surrey residents saved an extra £200,000 last year just by putting more food waste in caddies

That’s according to the County Council which is trying to drive up recycling rates.

The authority says food waste is more expensive to dispose of when it’s thrown in with the rubbish instead of being recycled.

The caddies are collected weekly.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:06 am  

We’re being urged to put more fibre into our diets

Research from the World Health Organisation says 9 in 10 people aren’t getting enough.

Emma Derbyshire is a nutritionist from Kingston, who says it’s not about introducing new foods, but substituting.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:56 am  

Two men have been sentenced to four and a half years in jail following burglaries at four properties across Esher

36 year old Alexis Zarate and 27 year old Pablo Qulenan burgled the properties when the victims were out, stealing jewellery and handbags

The police arrived in Manor Road South where witnesses identified the suspects who then pleaded “guilty” at a pre-trial hearing.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:36 am  

A man is in hospital after being involved in a collision in Wandsworth

He was hit by a silver Volkswagen Golf that failed to stop at the scene near Upper Richmond Road yesterday.

A 25 year old man has been arrested, but the car has yet to be found.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:08 am  

A man has been arrested in Brentford on suspicion of a noxious substance attack

He’s is accused of attacking a woman he knew in the high street on Friday.

She was treated at the scene and did not need to go to hospital.

If you have any information, contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:10 am  

Sutton bully jailed

Two bullies who forced a 17-year-old girl into “degrading” sex acts have been jailed.

Twenty-one year-old Kashayna Bovell from Sutton and 22-year-old Elisha Brown from Camberley forced the girl to strip for pictures used on Snapchat and WhatsApp in 2015.

They were sentenced to six years and ten months, and ten years respectively.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:39 am  

BA unhappy with delays

Could an airline possibly be unhappy about other people’s delays?

British Airways owner IAG has suspended talks with plane manufacturer Airbus over a possible order for ten new superjumbos.

BA says it’s become frustrated over delays in deliveries of Airbus’ A320 neo narrow-body.

The company says the delays were due to their engine provider.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:33 am  

Monday, 11 June 2018

Chertsey pothole repairs get underway

Work has started to repair a number of pothole-ridden roads in Chertsey.

Green Lane and Longcross Road are in the first round of streets benefitting from an extra £5 million of repairs.

That’s on top of the £15 million that had already been set aside for repairs following the harsh winter.

More roads will be treated as the scheme is rolled out county wide.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:13 pm  

BTP seek witnesses and a bystander after upskirt photo incident on Hammersmith train

British Transport Police are appealing for witnesses after a man took photos up the skirt of a woman on a Hammersmith-bound train.

They want to speak to anyone who was on board, and they’ve released a photo of a man sitting nearby who they think may be able to help.

It happened on board a Piccadilly Line train on the 17 May travelling between Hatton Cross and Hammersmith.

You can text BTP on 61016 or get in touch with Crimestoppers.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:34 pm  

Third runway debate continues as UNITE joins Back Heathrow

Back Heathrow has joined forces with the UNITE union in calling on the Government to go ahead with a third runway at Heathrow.

The community campaign has 100,000 registered supporters predominantly residing in the communities around the airport.

UNITE, which is Britain’s biggest Trade Union, says thousands will benefit from expansion.

It claims a new runway will create up to 77,000 new jobs and 5,000 new apprenticeships.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:08 pm  

Police appeal for vulnerable missing woman from Brentford

A vulnerable 71 year old has gone missing from Brentford.

Carole Morris was last seen wearing a long blue dress and cardigan.

Police say she shouldn’t be approached as she may be confused, but anyone who sees her should call 999 instead.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:13 pm  

We’re being urged to get our eyes checked regularly to prevent diseases such as Glaucoma

The condition causes a build-up of fluid which can damage the optic nerve leading to sight loss.

Gwyneth Evans-Patel from Croydon was just 48 when she discovered she had it.

Four years later, she was diagnosed with dry eye syndrome; she says she had no real idea about the condition.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Coulsdon kidnap model says she feels "vindicated" by judge's ruling

A man accused of kidnapping a British model and holding her for ransom in Italy has been jailed for nearly 17 years.

Chloe Ayling was drugged and held in a remote farmhouse for 6 days after showing up for a modelling job in Milan.

Her lawyer says she feels 'vindicated' by the ruling.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

Heathrow says Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding has led to it recording its busiest ever May

Just under 6.7m passengers travelled through the airport last month, a 3.1% increase compared with last year.

The airport claims wedding watchers travelling from the US to Windsor pushed up numbers on North American flights by 5%.

MPs are due to vote on proposed Heathrow expansion in the coming weeks.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:16 pm  

Former Wimbledon champ Boris Becker is being forced to sell off a number of trophies

It’s after the 50 year-old German was declared bankrupt last year and his assets were seized by creditors.

Among the items being auctioned off is a Renshaw Cup trophy, with a starting price of £8,000.

He was handed it after becoming the youngest male winner of Wimbledon aged just 17 in 1985.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:56 pm  

A man's been found guilty of kidnapping model Chloe Ayling and attempting to hold her for ransom in Italy

Pole Lukasz Herba has been told he'll spend 16 years and nine months in prison.

His victim, who's from Couldson, was lured to a fake modelling job in Milan, where she was drugged and held for six days in a farmhouse.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

The Prime Minister says she'll always regret not meeting survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire on her first visit to the scene

Theresa May has admitted it looked as if she didn't care.

She's also told the Evening Standard newspaper that those who lived there needed to know people in power understood their despair.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:16 pm  

A mother who's had cannabis oil taken from her as she arrived at Heathrow from Canada is promising to "get more" to save her son

Charlotte Caldwell, from County Tyrone, was trying to bring it back for her 12-year-old boy to help him with his epilepsy seizures.

The Home Office previously told her doctor to stop prescribing the medication.

Charlotte’s been meeting a Home Office minister this afternoon.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:52 pm  

Medical cannabis oil has been confiscated from a mother and her 12 year-old epileptic son at Heathrow Airport

Charlotte and Billy Caldwell had been hoping they'd get through border checks after flying to Canada for the potentially life-saving substance.

Without it, Billy from County Tyrone, has up to 100 seizures a day.

His mother's due to meet the policing minister this afternoon.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

A memorial to those from Surbiton who lost their lives during World War II is going to be unveiled later this month

It’s estimated around 80 people from the town lost their lives in the conflict.

The Royal British Legion will unveil the memorial in gardens near the library in Ewell Road on June the 16th at 11am.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Funding for a new footbridge over the White Hart Lane level crossing in Barnes has received the go ahead

Richmond Council will spend £800,000 over the next year with the remainder of the cash coming from Network Rail and TfL.

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

The footbridge will provide an alternative route for pedestrians during times when the train barriers are down.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:15 pm  

One of London’s largest hospital trusts has improved since its last inspection two years ago

South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust in Tooting is now rated “Good”.

The inspection by the Care Quality Commission was undertaken between February and April.

In 2016, safety at the trust was rated “inadequate.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:05 am  

Two men are being hunted after robbing a family at knifepoint in Coulsdon

Police have revealed the group were sitting in their car on Keats Way on Friday, when the men drove up to them on mopeds.

A 30 year old woman sustained a cut to her hand as one of the men took her bracelet.

If you have any information, contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:22 am  

More than 500 children and 2,000 adults have been referred for mental health treatment since the Grenfell Tower fire

NHS figures show another 1,600 people have been identified as being in urgent need of treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder.

Youth and community worker Linda Rose travels to the area most weeks to help.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:06 am  

A new short film to promote awareness of teen suicide has been gaining traction online

Stephen Fry is among those to come out in support of the film, saying “it packs in so much truth”.

Laura Hall from Surbiton was part of the film crew; she explains why the film has inspired her.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:06 am  

Sunday, 10 June 2018

Three people have been charged in connection with the stabbing of a teenager in Streatham

The 16-year-old boy was taken to hospital after reports of a fight on Amesbury Avenue at about 4.30pm on Friday.

Police arrested three men on suspicion of attempted murder and they are due to appear at Camberwell Green Magistrates' Court tomorrow.

The victim remains in hospital where his condition is no longer in a critical condition.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:13 pm  

A cyclist is in a critical condition in hospital following a collision with a car in Crystal Palace

It happened shortly after 8 this morning on Anerley Road at the junction with Crystal Palace Station Road.

The driver, who stopped at the scene, is assisting officers with their enquiries.

Police are also asking any witnesses to contact them on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:48 pm  

Chelsea forward Eden Hazard says he still wants to know what their plans are before committing to a new contract

The uncertain future of boss Antonio Conte is yet to be resolved.

Hazard, who's with Belgium for the World Cup, says it was a difficult campaign for his club.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:13 pm  

Police are appealing for help to find a vulnerable teenager who is missing from Croydon

15-year-old Dejhaune Ward was last seen at 8:30 last night when he left the family home to visit a local shop. He failed to return.

His family and officers are growing increasingly concerned for his welfare.

Anyone who has seen Dejhaune is asked to contact the police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:08 pm  

Do you feel paranoid when you cycle in the capital?

Researchers from Royal Holloway in Egham have found 70% of London cyclists feel other road users are hostile towards them.

Dr Lyn Ellett says the study has reinforced the “need to focus on and protect urban cyclists”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:11 pm  

Surrey Police have confirmed a Shepperton woman who went missing last night has been found safe and well

73-year-old Pauline Wren from Upper Halliford suffers from dementia and was described by police in an earlier statement as “extremely vulnerable”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:23 pm  

A new SEND school has been given the go ahead for Twickenham

Capella House, a free school for children with special educational needs and disabilities, will open at Amyand House by 2020.

It will provide 72 places for youngsters aged 4 to 19.

The Education and Skills Funding Agency was unable to secure a suitable site which could accommodate the whole school.

The Council has therefore stepped in and offered them two sites in Twickenham for the school.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:19 pm  

Richmond’s residents are being given a special glimpse at Kew Gardens’ newly restored Temperate House

An introductory walk has been created for 25 lucky people with a Richmond postcode.

The Grade I listed glasshouse re-opened last month after a 5 year refurbishment.

It’s home to over 10,000 plants.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:03 am  

Sutton research centre disappointed over access to new cancer drug

The cancer research centre in Sutton says men with advanced prostate cancer are being denied access to a new drug.

Abiraterone was discovered by the Royal Marsden and the Institute of Cancer Research.

However, it won’t be available on the NHS.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:02 am  

Fulham manager could be in the frame as Blues search for new boss.

It’s understood that the hierarchy at Chelsea are considering Slavisa Jokanovic as an option to become the club’s next boss.

The Serbian has led Fulham into the top flight with an exciting brand of football.

Current Blues manager Antonio Conte is expected to leave in the summer and is in the running to replace Zinedine Zidane at Real Madrid.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:40 am  

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.
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