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Saturday, 1 September 2018

The Purley man who founded Costa won’t see any of the £3.9 billion it was sold to Coca-Cola for yesterday

Bruno Costa set up a coffee roastery in Lambeth with his brother Sergio in 1971 after being unable to “find a decent cup of coffee” in Britain.

Inspired by their parent’s café, Casa Mia, they opened their first coffee shop on Vauxhall Bridge Road in 1978

Bruno sold his share of the company to his brother in the mid-eighties so he could set up a small tableware company, meaning he never benefitted from the company’s future sales.

Costa Coffee went from strength to strength, and after being bought by Whitbread in 1995 for £23 million, it’s now one the most famous chains in the country.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:26 pm  

Celebrities who use legal schemes to avoid paying tax could be missing out on honours

The Times has reported HM Revenue and Customs is sharing information with the Cabinet Office over people's tax records.

Lib Dem leader and Twickenham MP Sir Vince Cable says it's good that things are now more transparent.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

Croydon is giving people with learning disabilities skills to start a business

People with learning disabilities in Croydon are being given the opportunity to gain the skills to kickstart their own businesses.

The All About Me scheme has been created by the council to reduce homelessness and help adults gain financial stability.

It’s essentially a four week long work experience programme for adults.

It’s hoped that by the end of the course, they’ll have gained the skills needed to go out on their own.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:51 pm  

Palace face Southampton at Selhurst

Crystal Palace will try to bounce back from consecutive Premier League defeats as they get underway against Southampton at Selhurst.

An opening win over Fulham was followed by losses to Liverpool and Watford.

But manager Roy Hodgson says he's experienced enough to realise they shouldn't panic.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:08 pm  

Chelsea v Bournemouth preview

Chelsea are gearing up to face Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge in under an hour, they're looking to make it four wins from four

Here’s Andrew Cheal with the details:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

A man from Thornton Heath has been charged with burglary

Police were called to a phone shop on Rye Lane in Peckham at around 1:20am on Wednesday.

After arresting one suspect, police drove to his address in Hamilton Road, where they were threatened by two moped riders with guns.

The suspect, 25-year-old Troy Bowes-Adolfess, appeared in court on Thursday and has been remanded in custody.

He will appear for further trail later this month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:07 pm  

The Chelsea Pensioners are remembering 100 years since the end of WW1

The Chelsea Pensioners are commemorating 100 years since the end of WW1 at Burton Court today.

A parade has taken place from King’s Road to the Royal Hospital with representatives of London’s Armed Forces and the pensioners.

A WWI themed youth and community event after the parade is taking place to remember those who contributed to the war effort.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:16 pm  

Stars of the 'Dunkirk' film set sail at 1pm from Hampton Court.

Fans of the film Dunkirk are in for a treat on the river route from Hampton Court to Richmond around 1pm today.

Around 20 of the boats from the movie will carry veterans of recent conflicts including the Falklands war and Gulf conflicts departing from the Thames Motor Yacht Club.

It’s for the annual veterans' cruise.

Tomorrow veterans of World War Two and others including ladies of the WRNS will travel from the yacht club to Shepperton arriving around midday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:51 am  

Appropriate adults are needed in Wandsworth.

The Youth Offending Team in Wandsworth is looking for volunteers to support vulnerable young people being interviewed by the police.

They’re looking for people living or working in the borough to become an ‘appropriate adult’ for young people or adults with mental health or learning difficulties who cannot have a family member or friend with them when being questioned.

The team works with those who have been, or are at risk of being, in trouble with the police.

For more information on how to volunteer contact [email protected]

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:32 am  

Wandsworth recognised for support for children in care

Wandsworth Council’s support for young people living in and leaving care has earned it two nominations for the Children and Young People Now Awards.

A recent Ofsted inspection found that with strong support, more children leaving care were moving into education, training and employment.

Each young person is given a personal advisor and can also receive help in paying council tax bills or managing their finances.

The finals for the awards are in November.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:09 am  

A dementia-friendly outdoor gym is coming to Whitton.

A new dementia-friendly outdoor gym is to be installed at the Heathfield Recreation Ground in Whitton after Richmond Council received a grant of £20,000 from the London Marathon Charitable Trust.

The money will be matched by the Council.

The gym will be available for all but have a specific focus towards older people with more limited mobility who may not be able to use equipment in other parks.

It’s hoped that those with dementia and their carers will be able to benefit from being outdoors and more active.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:46 am  

Friday, 31 August 2018

A fire alarm at Gatwick Airport’s South terminal earlier this evening resulted in a temporary closure of the airport.

The alarm was raised just after quarter to nine and is believed to have originated from one of the airside catering units.

Passengers were evacuated from the south terminal as a precaution, but were let back inside just fifteen minutes later.

No-one was harmed and the airport is up and running again.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:06 pm  

A doctor at Kingston University, who pioneered a shared reading scheme, has been recognised by the National teaching fellowship.

Alison Baverstock, founded the ‘Big Read’ initiative, which sees a books special edition sent to all new students ahead of arrival.

She’s being celebrated for making an outstanding impact on students, and teaching at a higher education level.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:38 pm  

Surrey’s leader has issued a final call for people to set out their views for the county’s future.

David Hodge has urged residents to fill out an online survey explaining what matters to them ahead of its closing on Monday.

Its set to shape the future of the county up until 2030.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:06 pm  

A police officer based in Hammersmith and Fulham borough has been charged with misconduct in a public office.

45 year old PC Scott Johnson was initially arrested in October.

He’ll next appear in court at Westminster Magistrates’ on September the 12th.

The officer is currently suspended from duty.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:12 pm  

The hunt is on to find two good Samaritans in Egham.

The men, in a white Ford Transit van, stopped to help a victim after a knife-point robbery at around 11pm last Saturday.

Officers were called to Crown Street following reports of a man being robbed and attacked with a knife while he was in his car.

The suspect stabbed the victim in the shoulder and then left with his car keys and mobile phone.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Police are trying to find the rightful owners of a number of pieces of jewellery

The rings, bracelets and an Xbox 360 were recovered during an arrest for burglary in Long Ditton.

They are believed to have been taken from both residential and commercial properties throughout the Thames Ditton area.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

Homebase creditors have voted in favour of a rescue plan that will result in 42 stores closing

The chief executive of the retailer says the company voluntary arrangement will help turn the business around.

Amongst the stores closing are Wimbledon and Purley Way Croydon.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:01 pm  

The EU's chief Brexit negotiator insists the UK cannot secure a withdrawal agreement, unless there's a so-called backstop arrangement for the Irish border.

But Michel Barnier says talks have resulted in progress on security co-operation after Britain leaves the European Union.

Brexit Secretary, and MP for Esher and Walton, Dominic Raab thinks an agreement is within their grasp.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

Police called to firearms incident in Cobham

Police were called to a property in Freelands Road at 11.30am following reports of threatening behaviour involving a firearm.

It is reported that two South East Coast Ambulance Paramedics were initially called to the property, when a man pulled out what is believed to be an imitation firearm on them.

Police say they understand that residents may be concerned about the police presence in the area and are reassuring the public they believe it to be an isolated event, and there is no cause for concern.

Officers remain at the property to carry out investigations, and the weapon has been seized and forensics will take place to determine what the firearm is.

A 66-year-old man from Cobham has been arrested on suspicion of possession of firearm with intent to cause fear of violence under Section 16A of the firearms act.

Pic: Elmbridge Residents on Twitter
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:51 pm  

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri believes Ruben Loftus-Cheek will be a valuable member of their squad this season.

The England midfielder has yet to start a Premier League game, with Gareth Southgate again expressing his worries about a lack of playing time for home grown players in the top division.

But Sarri says there will be plenty of opportunities for him to be involved.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

Travellers have moved out of Heathfield Rec in Twickenham

Richmond council threatened to get bailiffs in if they didn’t move out by 4pm, but they left a few hours ago.

Five cars, six caravans and dogs have been on the public site since the 20th.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:07 pm  

Police have been given more time to question a 16 year old boy who was arrested in Strawberry Hill on suspicion of terrorism

He was arrested on Wednesday after officers discovered an 'unknown substance' during a raid at a house.

They also found an imitation firearm and cannabis plants.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:46 pm  

The officer seriously injured during the London Bridge terrorist attack has returned to work

PC Wayne Marques was stabbed multiple times as he ran towards the attackers and confronted them, armed only with his baton.

He spent numerous months in rehab at Headley Court, before it moved to Leicestershire.

Speaking earlier this summer, Wayne said he was looking forward to returning to duty.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

Homebase Wimbledon, Merton and Purley Way Croydon are to close

The DIY chain has secured approval from creditors to close 42 stores, putting around 1,500 jobs at risk.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:14 pm  

The long awaited Crossrail project that will link West to East London has been delayed

Running at £600 million over budget, it was due to open in December, but now won’t open until next Autumn.

Known as the Elizabeth Line, it will connect the likes of Heathrow to east London and Essex.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:30 pm  

People who live near Clapham Common are being reminded they only have a couple of days left to comment on a planning application

Lambeth Council is hoping to stage a large Christmas event from November the 15th to December the 23rd

If approved, ‘Winterville’ would occupy just over nine acres of space in the north east corner of the common.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:30 pm  

Bailiffs will move in on a group of travellers in Twickenham today

It’s after the group on Heathfield Rec failed to leave after being directed to do so by Richmond Council.

Five cars, six caravans and dogs have been on the public site since the 20th.

They have until 4 o’clock to move otherwise bailiffs will act.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:47 am  

The National Rugby Awards have taken place at Twickenham Stadium.

The National Rugby Awards have taken place at Twickenham Stadium.

They celebrated players, coaches, volunteers and sponsors across the professional and amateur game.

This year’s focus was on grassroots.

Veseyans rugby club in Sutton won youth and minis club of the year; here’s Chairman Mark Hemmingway.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:08 am  

South Western Rail strike today until Sunday

A 3 day strike will take place until Sunday by rail workers on South Western Rail.

The operator says it plans to run about two-thirds of normal services on Friday and half of its usual weekend services.

The walkout is the sixth of eight planned strikes.

The previous five were all for 24 hours long.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:24 am  

The Mayor of London has approved plans for 441 homes in Hounslow, despite the council rejecting the idea

Mr Khan approved the development of new apartments in Gunnersbury on Wednesday after renegotiating a deal with developers with 50% affordable housing.

As well as the new apartments the development, which is just off the A4 and M4, near the Chiswick Roundabout, will include flexible retail and office spaces.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:08 am  

Mitcham and Carshalton Rugby Club has launched a crowd-funding campaign to build a new state of the art facility.

Mitcham and Carshalton Rugby Club has launched a crowd-funding campaign to build a new state of the art facility.

The team says it has suffered from numerous break-ins over the past few months and the clubhouse is damaged as a result.

It has so far raised almost £3,000 of its £10,000 goal.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:12 am  

The MP for Carshalton and Wallington has criticised the Brexit talks by tweeting last night:

The MP for Carshalton and Wallington has criticised the Brexit talks by tweeting last night:

“Last week’s press conference between Michel Barnier and Dominic Raab achieved nothing, showing that the Tories have failed to make progress in talks once more. They cannot duck blame for their #BrexitShambles, especially as the disastrous prospect of crashing out of the EU looms.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:43 am  

There’s a full weekend of sporting action coming up.

There’s a full weekend of sporting action coming up.

Sophie Weaver has this report.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:05 am  

Surrey's lead police officer 'spice' reclassified

Surrey’s Crime commissioner is calling for synthetic drugs such as ‘Spice’ to be reclassified.

David Munroe has joined 20 other PCCs in backing calls for it to be moved to Class A.

It’s currently a Class B drug, alongside substances such as cannabis, making them illegal to produce, supply or import in Britain.

PCCs are asking the Home Office to reclassify the so-called ‘Zombie Drugs’ to put it into the same category as heroin and cocaine.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:07 am  

Fulham suffer injury setback

Fulham have suffered an injury blow to captain Tom Cairney.

The midfielder is facing a month on the sidelines after sustaining an ankle injury in last Sundays 4-2 win over Burnley at Craven Cottage.

Cairney will miss tomorrow’s trip to Brighton and has pulled out of the Scotland squad for games in September.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:40 am  

Thursday, 30 August 2018

Two men investigated over stabbing in Staines

A man’s been charged in connection with a stabbing in Staines.

20 year old Reagan Thomas from Feltham is accused of attempted robbery, possession of a bladed article, assault and GBH.

He was released on bail today, and will re-appear in court tomorrow.

A 17-year-old from Staines is also under investigation over the attack on a 19-year-old man.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:43 pm  

Two men sentenced to life for murder in Southall

Two men have been jailed for life for the murder of a 26-year old man as he sat in his parked car in Southall.

22 year old Malique Thompson-Hill and Jermiane Paul, who’s 23, will serve minimum terms of 30 years for the attack on Khalid Farah, which police described as cold-blooded and calculated.

A third man was found guilty of perverting the course of justice after setting fire to the car used in the murder.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Police hunt for man in West Molesey wanted for burglary

Police have launched a manhunt in West Molesey.

51 year old Adrian Dudley is wanted for a number of burglary offences in the north Surrey area.

He is known to frequent Molesey, Thames Ditton and Long Ditton.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:30 pm  

League Cup draw news for Chelsea, Fulham and more

In tonight’s third-round League Cup picks, five-time winners Chelsea will visit Liverpool.

Arsenal, runners-up last season, take on rivals Brentford, and Tottenham will host Watford.

Crystal Palace will face West Brom , and it’s another London derby with Fulham vs Millwall.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:07 pm  

1 in 25 children in the South East have received nude images from an adult

The NSPCC surveyed nearly 26,000 youngsters aged between 7 and 16 in the area which covers London and Surrey.

It says the results show more children than ever are receiving indecent images from adults, and at younger ages.

Martha Kirby is the charity’s online policy manager.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

A Kensington and Chelsea Council worker has admitted defrauding around £60,000 from the Grenfell Tower victim fund

39 year old Jenny McDonagh took cash meant for survivors via pre paid credit cards.

A court heard the council finance manager spent the funds on trips to Dubai and LA as well as online gambling.

She’ll be sentenced at a later date.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

Carbuncle Cup nominations announced

The development isn’t even finished yet, but already part of the Nine Elms site has been nominated for the notorious Carbuncle Cup.

The awards celebrate the UK’s ugliest buildings.

Nominations from people across the country include Nine Elms Point, a 37 storey residential building, due for completion next year.

Also on the list is No 20 Ambleside Avenue, a private house in Streatham (pictured above).

Pic credit: Building Design
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:59 pm  

A police dog has been punched during an arrest in Hayes

It’s after officers were called to reports of an attempted robbery on a bus in North Hyde Road on Tuesday night.

Two officers and German Shepherd Ernie chased and apprehended the suspect who struggled and repeatedly punched the dog.

The 28-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of robbery, resisting arrest, common assault, and animal cruelty.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:33 pm  

It’s been revealed that students in Kingston excelled at Key Stage 4 despite tougher GCSE exams

Provisional figures have revealed 81% of pupils there achieved a grade 4, the equivalent of a C grade, in Maths and English.

This represents an increase of 3% in comparison to the previous year and remains well above the 2017 national average of 64%
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

A man's been questioned following the death of a woman in a suspicious fire in Teddington

72 year old Carole Harrison was found dead at her house in Mays Road in the early hours of last Wednesday.

The 54 year old man was arrested on Saturday and released on bail until his next court appearance next month.

A post-mortem was carried out but no formal cause of death was determined and the results of further forensic tests are awaited.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:51 pm  

A woman who worked for Kensington and Chelsea Council has been charged with fraud offences relating to the Grenfell Tower fire

39 year old Jenny McDonagh is accused of illegally obtaining money intended for those affected by the tragedy in June last year.

She is neither a survivor nor a bereaved family member.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:03 pm  

A 16-year-old boy has been arrested in South West London on suspicion of terrorism offences

Officers carried out a search of the property yesterday morning.

They haven’t given precise location details, but it's reported to be Strawberry Hill.

During the search, officers discovered cannabis plants as well as what is believed to be an imitation firearm and an unknown substance.

The property remains sealed off.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:03 pm  

A web designer convicted of killing his date in a speedboat crash on the Thames at Wandsworth Bridge has launched an appeal

30 year old Jack Shepherd was found guilty of the manslaughter by gross negligence of 24-year-old Charlotte Brown.

He had taken her on a midnight date in the boat in December 2015, before handing her the wheel; it subsequently crashed.

The 30 year old failed to attend his trial last month and was sentenced to six years in his absence.

Police have been unable to locate him, although he is said to be in regular contact with his legal team.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:12 pm  

Former Wimbledon champ Andy Murray crashes out of US Open

There are no Brits left in the singles draw at the US Open.

Former world number one Andy Murray was knocked out in the second round of his first Grand Slam since last year's Wimbledon, with British number two Cameron Norrie also beaten.

This evening, five-time winner Roger Federer plays Frenchman Benoit Paire.

Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber takes on Johanna Larsson before that.

13-time Grand Slam winner Novak Djokovic meets Tennys Sandgren in the early hours of tomorrow.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:56 am  

Shepperton Studios submits plans to expand

Planning documents from Shepperton Studios have been submitted to Spelthorne Borough Council.

It is hoped it will double in size as part of the £500 million investment by its owners Pinewood.

Extra parking spaces, more sound studios and a new internal road are expected to be built, access will also be granted to the studios from Shepperton Road.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:03 am  

Richmond will moor the 2nd only 99% plastic boat in the world this morning as part of a campaign to raise awareness about plastic in our waters.

Environmental charity Hubbub charity will launch the “PET project” in the hope of educating people about the amount of plastic littering oceans.

School plastic fishing trips will take place on the boat, funded by the City Bridge Trust.

Trewin Restorick is the Co-founder of Hubbub.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:21 am  

A leading heart surgeon who works at St George’s Hospital in Tooting has had her suspension overturned by the high court.

A leading heart surgeon who works at St George’s Hospital in Tooting has had her suspension overturned by the high court.

Marjan Jahangiri’s exclusion from her place of work has been described as “irrational and disproportionate” by the Judge.

She was 1 of 2 suspensions after an investigation began in the hospital surrounding “toxic” bickering between surgeons, putting the life of patients at risk.

The hospital has commented saying the decision to exclude her was about “procedure and not a finding on the serious underlying issues or facts which we have a duty to investigate”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:25 am  

Richmond is advising people of its stop smoking service

Richmond is advising people of its stop smoking service.

Research carried out shows that you are up to four times more likely to quit successfully if you use a local stop smoking service.

If you’re looking to quit your smoking habit you can take advantage of free support available via the Stop Smoking London Portal.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:55 am  

New Start Ups to be recognised at Richmond Business Awards

This year’s Richmond Business Awards will be recognising the best new start-ups in the borough.

It will celebrate innovation, achievement and entrepreneurial spirit within the local business community.

The businesses rang from the independents to the multinationals and charities

The event will take place on the 16th November and will feature the MP for Twickenham Vince Cable and the MP for Richmond Park Zac Goldsmith.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:24 am  

Wednesday, 29 August 2018

An off-duty officer used dash cam footage to arrest a driver on the A3

Dash cam footage has given Surrey police the ability to pull over a driver for lane hogging on the A3.

An off-duty officer in Wisley alerted his colleagues and a pursuit took place after the driver hogged lane 3 despite lanes 1 and 2 being empty.

The suspect was arrested for drug driving and was found in possession of the class b drug cannabis.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:15 pm  

History is being made at Richmond Theatre

Bosses have announced the arrival of its first ever Dementia friendly performance.

Still Alice
will run at the site from 18th September in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society.

It tells the story of a professional at the top of her game who is diagnosed with the disease at the age of 50.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:52 pm  

Fire broke out at Croydon fishmonger earlier today

Crews were called to a fishmonger on Surrey Street at around 2:15 pm.

The blaze started in the basement of the shop and spread quickly, but was under control an hour later.

There are no reports of injuries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:25 pm  

Policeman dismissed from South West Command Unit following drink drive conviction

A policeman who pleaded guilty to drink driving has been dismissed without notice.

Police Constable Daniel Williams was arrested in March after failing a roadside breath test whilst off duty.

The PC, formerly based at the South West Command Unit, was later disqualified from driving for 12 months, and fined £300.

In a Special Case Hearing held today, he was found to have breached the standards of professional behaviour.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:05 pm  

The Croydon indie label making a stand against domestic violence of young people

An independent record label in Croydon is looking to highlight the problem of domestic violence affecting young people.

Indigo Records has produced a music video with one of its artists Sandra Forson.

The singer hopes the new track Black Sands will encourage others to leave harmful relationships.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:13 pm  

Police are looking for a woman who stole a bank card in Cobham

Police are trying to trace a woman believed to be involved in the theft of a bank card from an elderly resident at a care home in Cobham.

The victim’s living in a home on Redhill Road.

A statement shows a number of transactions have been made in Cobham and also Redhill after the card was reported missing.

Police want to trace a woman who’s black, of large build and around 40.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:18 pm  

Putney man sentenced to over a year in prison for filming children in changing rooms

A 51-year-old man from Putney, found guilty of filming youngsters undressing after swimming lessons, has been sentenced to 16 months in jail.

Darren Johnson, who’s the founder of a number of children’s play centres in Earlsfield and Putney, used "peepholes" to film women and girls in toilets and changing rooms.

He was caught when two 14-year-old girls spotted his camera-phone from under the cubicle adjacent to them and alerted staff.

Johnson admitted five counts of voyeurism over a 12-year period.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:10 pm  

Man from Putney convicted of voyeurism due to be sentenced today

A man from Putney found guilty of filming youngsters undressing after swimming lessons will be sentenced today.

Former play centre director Darren Johnson used "peepholes" to film women and girls in toilets and changing rooms.

He was caught when two 14-year-old girls spotted his camera-phone from under the cubicle adjacent to them and alerted staff.

Johnson admitted five counts of voyeurism over a 12-year period at Kingston Crown Court yesterday.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:34 pm  

Met special constable dismissed from South West command unit following indecent child images conviction

A special constable has been dismissed from the Met today following a misconduct hearing.

Darren Baker earlier pleaded guilty in court to making, possessing, and distributing indecent images of children.

He was sentenced to 14 months’ imprisonment, suspended for two years.

He was attached to the South West Command Unit, which covers Wandsworth, Richmond, Merton and Kingston.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:27 pm  

Carshalton and Wallington MP Tom Brake calls for plastic cup levy

The MP for Carshalton and Wallington, Tom Brake, is calling for a charge on disposable plastic cups.

2.5 billion coffee cups alone are thrown away each year.

He said a “crack-down” on single use plastics is needed now.

It comes after the government announced plans to increase the cost of supermarket plastic bags from 5p to 10p.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:10 pm  

Men in Surrey commit three times more motoring offences than women

Men in Surrey commit more than triple the number of motoring offences than women.

Men accounted for 79% of driving offences across Surrey in 2017, according to

That’s higher than the South East average of 70%.

The insurance website says it’s one reason why women drivers in Surrey pay almost £100 less for their premiums.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:58 pm  

London airports account for more than half of baggage thefts

More than a thousand items off luggage are stolen from airports every year.

After a freedom of information request, The Times has revealed that between 2013 and 2017 there were over 5,000 reported thefts of or from luggage.

2,600 of those took place in London, at City and Heathrow airports.

Baggage thieves target travellers at peak times, or on early flights when they’re half asleep.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:38 pm  

A hunt has begun to find the person that wrote a mysterious message in a bottle found floating along the Thames.

James Herring was boating with his son Jack when they found the message in a green bottle near Battersea Bridge last Saturday.

The letter gave tribute to a couple Jon and Lisa, who loved to travel.

James posted a photo of the bottle on Twitter to try and find the author of the message.

It reads: “This is in memory of a dear son and brother who died of a broken heart, two years after his beloved Lisa.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:40 am  

Tuesday, 28 August 2018

Almost a quarter of Croydon's primaries are 'outstanding'

Many primary schools in Croydon have been awarded “good” or “outstanding” grades in their Ofsted reports.

Almost a quarter of all primary schools in the borough have achieved the highly coveted "outstanding" grade.

However 11 Croydon primary schools have most recently been given a "requires improvement" rating.

The South Norwood Academy has been given the worst possible grade of "inadequate".

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:30 pm  

Potential Croydon Cat Killer suspects' names handed in to police

The organisation leading the hunt for the Croydon Cat Killer has apparently handed a list of nine potential suspects' names to police.

South Norwood Animal Rescue and Liberty, or SNARL, has passed its investigation details to The Express.

The amount of cats, foxes and other animals now linked to the killer by SNARL is said to be well over 400.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

Surrey Police are appealing for witnesses following an assault at a park in Ashford

Emergency services were called to Fordbridge Park in Ashford at around 3pm this afternoon after a woman in her 40s was assaulted.

Officers are searching for a group of around six teenage boys aged 14 or 15 on bikes who were in the park at the time.

Anyone in the park between 2 and 3pm or in the vicinity is asked to contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:25 pm  

Richmond council has granted £5,000 to a drugs education project

Run by the Daniel Spargo-Mabbs Foundation, the “I love you mum” project will be rolled out at 8 schools across the borough.

Drama performances will be followed by Q&A sessions with a drug information team.

6th form students are also going to be recruited and train as Youth Ambassadors to support their peers and advise their schools.

Daniel Spargo-Mabbs died aged 16 in 2014 after taking Ecstasy at an illegal rave in Hayes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:11 pm  

Woman dies after multi vehicle crash in Byfleet

Police are appealing for witnesses after a multiple car collision in West Byfleet which resulted in the death of an elderly woman.

A blue Audi A4, a red Nissan Micra and a red Honda Civic travelling in the same direction collided on Sheerwater Road at around 2pm on 8th August.

The accident trapped 73 year old Margaret Hawkins, who was driving the Nissan.

She was taken to St Peter's Hospital in Chertsey but later died from her injuries.

Anyone with any information should contact Surrey Police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:29 pm  

AFC Wimbledon are preparing to take on West Ham in the next half hour

The Dons are facing the premier league side at Kingsmeadow as the second round of the League Cup kicks off.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:18 pm  

The government insists temporary closures in NHS maternity units are 'well-rehearsed safety measures'

It's after figures obtained by the Labour Party revealed nearly half of wards in England were shut to new mums at some point last year.

Capacity and staffing issues are some of the most common reasons given by hospitals.

Onkar Sahota is a GP in Hanwell and chair of the London Assembly Health Committee.

He says ministers must take action.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Police in Sunbury are investigating a suspected case of slavery

Officers say two arrests have been made in the town in the last week.

It follows a report a woman was being forced to work for no money and was also subjected to violence

Surrey Police says modern slavery is a growing issue nationwide and one of the force’s top priorities.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

A man has apparently been “bullying” café owners in Earlsfield out of small amounts of cash

CCTV has emerged from one of the eateries that appears to show the man in question hustling for money at shop counters.

Anyone who has any information on the man is asked to contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:11 pm  

Brentford have loaned goalkeeper Jack Bonham to Bristol Rovers for rest of the season

He arrives from the Championship club as a replacement for Sam Slocombe, who has moved on loan to Lincoln City.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:10 pm  

US Open continues at New York's Flushing Meadows

Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic meets Hungarian Marton Fucsovics later.

Five-time US Open winner Roger Federer plays Yoshihito Nishioka in the early hours of tomorrow morning.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

Brentford fans have been left disappointed

It’s after the club announced it won’t be moving into its new Lionel Road Stadium until the end of the 2019-2020 season.

A move in date of December 2019 had been earmarked.

The club will now play all of next term at its current Griffin Park home.

The news comes after AFC Wimbledon announced that it too would not be moving into Plough lane until the end of next season.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:42 pm  

Figures obtained by the Labour Party have revealed nearly half of wards in England were shut to new mums at some point last year

Capacity and staffing issues are some of the most common reasons given by hospitals.

Out of the hospitals in SW London that complied with the research, Chelsea and Westminster’s maternity was found to have closed five times.

The reason given was staff shortages and capacity limits.

In contrast, the West Middlesex in Isleworth only closed once, for four hours because of capacity issues.

Hospitals including Kingston and St George’s aren’t mentioned in the research, meaning they either didn’t respond, or they didn’t close.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

The company which owns Chessington World of Adventures says it is “committed” to supporting a young girl injured at the theme park

4 year old Jessica Blake fell through a gap on a bridge caused by a missing fence panel while queuing for the Tomb Blaster ride in 2012.

She dropped 14ft, leaving her with a severe brain injury, for which she still needs extensive, costly, medical treatment.

At the time, Merlin Entertainments admitted liability and pledged to fund Jessica’s medical bills.

But 6 years on, her family has launched a legal battle for damages worth over £1million for more treatment and support.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

Jerry Hall asks Richmond to "Gimme shelter"

Jerry hall has apparently applied to Richmond Council for planning permission to fix a leak in her roof.

The former model lives in Downe House on Richmond Hill with her husband Rupert Murdoch.

It’s the same home she once shared with Rolling Stone Mick Jagger, who still jointly owns the property.

According to the Daily Mail, rainwater has wrecked the ceiling of a first-floor bedroom in the grade II listed house, causing thousands of pounds of damage.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:30 pm  

Epsom House of Fraser expected to be lost

Some House of Fraser store closures are due to be announced this week with the potential for hundreds of job losses

New boss Mike Ashley is blaming high rents enforced by who he's calling 'greedy landlords'.

The Sports Direct owner has warned 'time is running out' for negotiations to save dozens of the 59 stores.

He's previously pledged to save around 47 of them.

It’s thought Richmond will be one of the ones staying, whilst Epsom will be lost.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:31 pm  

Heathrow airport is reportedly battling with a debt of £13 billion, enough to build its third runway.

A Mail investigation has found that the airport has piled up £6 billion in interest debt over the last 12 years.

Airline bosses are worried Heathrow may not be able to deliver the runway on budget.

James Price, campaign manager at the Tax Payers’ Alliance says the expansion of Heathrow “Will be good for trade and business”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:13 am  

The MP for Carshalton and Wallington has labelled Brexit a ‘shambles’ saying that young people will be directly affected if Interrail partnerships are not agreed.

The MP for Carshalton and Wallington has labelled Brexit a ‘shambles’ saying that young people will be directly affected if Interrail partnerships are not agreed.

Tom Brake noted that 2,000 British 18 year olds were given a pass to Interrail by the European Parliament this summer – which granted them free travel around European Union countries.

He said that people who use this scheme want to maintain the partnership with the EU rather than risk it by ‘severing all ties’ with the institution.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:09 am  

Operation Genie is the name of the investigation underway in Surrey after a number of linked burglaries took place across the county.

Interceptions of jewellery and watches worth £100,000 at Heathrow have been linked to the robberies as well.

Police say the know “they make their way from the airport to south London and the problem wasn’t just London and Surrey”

The Chilean and Met police have been involved in the investigation and thus far the gang members have pleaded guilty and requested to serve sentences in Chile
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:28 am  

Recent figures from the Home Office show police in Surrey faced more than 500 assaults in just one year.

A bill is due to be passed this Autumn and is currently in its final stages in the House of Lords.

The bill says that assaults committed against emergency workers will be taken into account when sentencing the offenders, potentially leading to longer jail sentences.

Earlier we spoke to Surrey officer Chris Schultze who was attacked whilst on duty pursuing a suspect in a police car.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:04 am  

The Home Office revealed figures showing police in Surrey faced more than 500 reported assaults in a year.

The Home Office revealed figures showing police in Surrey faced more than 500 reported assaults in a year.

514 assaults against officers in Surrey were recorded between April last year and March this year, with 134 cases causing injury.

Earlier we spoke to Sargent Chris Schultze who was attacked in a pursuit when out on the beat.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:32 am  

Promising Brentford goalkeeper departs club

Brentford have allowed promising goalkeeper Jack Bonham to join Bristol Rovers on loan.

The 24 year-old, who previously played for Premier League side Watford, will join The Pirates for the remainder of the season.

Bristol Rovers manager, Darrell Clarke, said the arrival brings ‘good competition for places’ and said that the club were ‘pleased’.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:37 am  

Carshalton MP calls on Home Secretary to do more to tackle criminal activity

The MP for Carshalton and Wallington has called on the Home Secretary to do more to tackle criminal activity.

Tom Brake said that crime is a ‘growing problem on our streets’ and highlighted that it was particularly prevalent among young people.

The Liberal Democrat Brexit spokesperson claimed that increased funding for crime prevention efforts and youth services could help ease the problem.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:08 am  

Monday, 27 August 2018

Hounslow police appeal for information on missing teenage girl

A fourteen-year-old girl is missing from Hounslow.

Police are appealing for information about Gabriella Mazoulyte.

Anyone with information should call 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:27 pm  

The new pill that could help weight loss is dangerous says Wandsworth anorexia survivor

Researchers are claiming a twice-a-day pill that reduces your appetite could be the 'holy grail' in tackling obesity.

A study's found lorcaserin users lost an average of 4 kilograms, that's 9lbs,over three years.

And it could be approved for use on the NHS, after it was deemed heart-safe.

But anorexia survivor Hope Virgo from Wandsworth says the idea of a slimming pill sends out a dangerous message:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

A Chilean gang has carried out hundreds of burglaries across Surrey and SW London

A gang of thieves from Chile are believed to be responsible for hundreds of burglaries, in which more than £1 million worth of property was stolen.

Scotland Yard says 36 people, who're all believed to be from the country, have been arrested over the past eight months.

The investigation, known as Operation Genie, started following a spate of burglaries in south-west London and Surrey in 2017, including more than a dozen in Esher and Cobham.

16 have been convicted of burglary-related offences, while eight others have been deported.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:13 pm  

A New Malden mum has allegedly been told she can't keep her children's trampoline because of health and safety regs

A New Malden mother has been informed by Kingston Council, that due to Health and Safety concerns, a trampoline she has purchased for her children has to be removed.

The woman who is occupying long term council housing stated she had purchased the trampoline and a paddling pool to be used by the children on the estate, as private activities are expensive.

A Kingston council spokesperson responded that the trampoline was in the communal gardens, which are open access and that tenants agree not to leave anything in the communal areas, along with claims it wasn’t insured and was blocking the fire escape.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:14 pm  

Croydon's hospitals come out on top in patient assessments

Croydon Health Services is the cleanest in south west London.

In the annual Patient-Led Assessments of the Care Environment published by NHS Digital this month, it scored almost 99% for cleanliness.

Croydon also came top in the south west for condition, appearance and maintenance of its buildings.

The CHS also scored the most out of London’s 18 acute hospital trusts in how well it is equipped to meet the needs of those with a disability.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:11 pm  

Police are searching for two missing teenagers with links to Stanwell

Surrey police are searching for two vulnerable teenagers.

14-year-old Emily Carter-Maull last seen yesterday evening at home in Guildford with Ryan Hook, who’s 16 and from Stanwell.

Emily is white, 5’9” and of medium build. She has long light brown/blonde hair, dark eyes and a mole on the right side of her chin.

Ryan is white, 5’8”, and of skinny build, he has short ginger hair and blue eyes.

It is believe they are missing together and may have travelled towards Staines or Ashford.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:05 pm  

A Battersea school boy with a difference goes on a royal shoot.

Prince George has been taken to his first royal grouse shoot at Balmoral to watch his father hunt.

He was taken to watch Prince William shoot birds by his mother at the Queen’s estate in Scotland.

The five-year old started school at St Thomas’ in Battersea last September and is going into year 1.

He’ll take part in weekly ballet classes, part of the curriculum at the £17,604 a year school.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:57 am  

Byfleet woman died in Paris from "misadventure" after alleged Heroin overdose

A woman from Byfleet has apparently died in her flat in Paris after taking a suspected heroin overdose while allegedly struggling to cope with killing a cyclist.

37 year old Hannah James was discovered by her boyfriend.

Hannah apparently fell into a deep depression following the death of Joel Semmens.

She had been on her way back from a meeting in Byfleet when she hit the 17 year old in her Audi TT.

At the time, she admitted failing to stop and using a vehicle with an unsuitable tyre and was sentenced to 100 hours of community service.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:31 am  

Riding high in Epsom and Ewell

Members of the Epsom Riders for the Disabled have been celebrating despite a recent attack on their horses.

The Epsom RDA suffered a break-in and attack on two of their ponies.

But the volunteers and riders have enjoyed a happier occasion with the Mayor and Mayoress of Epsom and Ewell at a reception to recognise the success of the team in the National Championships in July.

16 year old Felicity Julian got first place as a National Dressage Champion.

It was Felicity’s first attempt at riding at the competition.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:19 am  

Surrey's police dogs on show

It’s National Dog Day today.

Surrey police has posted a selection of photos of their pooches in action which you can follow on Twitter at: @sspoldogssection.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:07 am  

Sutton police search for missing woman

Sutton Police are searching for a 47 year old woman who went missing from her home on Friday.

Nicola Brown was last seen on Friday.

Police in Sutton have tweeted an alert for her whereabouts and say they are increasingly concerned for her welfare.

The alert is also being circulated by the Met police in London.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:49 am  

Teenager from Staines released after stabbing arrest.

A 17-year old boy from Staines has been released after being arrested following an attack.

A 19-year old man was stabbed in Staines in the early hours of Sunday morning.

The victim suffered serious injuries and remains in hospital.

Detectives hope there may be witnesses and believe motorists driving on the Causeway at around 1am may have spotted something.

Anyone who did spot anything should phone 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am  

New Chelsea boss is pleased with his team's start to the season

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri says he's satisfied with the start his team has made, after beating Newcastle yesterday.

They moved level on points with leaders Liverpool with a 2-1 victory.

It follows wins over Arsenal and Huddersfield.

But Sarri says it's too early to be talking about the kind of message that sends to the other title contenders.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 am  

Sunday, 26 August 2018

The MP for Richmond Park and North Kingston has criticised his own party

It's after the sentencing for perpetrators of an acid attack was revealed.

Zac Goldsmith highlighted that the attackers would only serve 2 and 3 years for the crime and questioned why the duration was so low after they destroyed the life of someone else.

He said that the Conservatives have been in charge for nearly a decade and have somehow allowed the ‘shameful’ perverse sentencing to continue.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:17 pm  

Crystal Palace have suffered back-to-back defeats in the Premier League

They went down 2-1 at Watford after losing 2-nil to Liverpool.

But manager Roy Hodgson says he was pleased with the way his players responded to going 2-nil down.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:29 pm  

David Luiz says he wouldn't still be a Chelsea player if Antonio Conte had remained as manager at Stamford Bridge

He's found a new lease of life under Maurizio Sarri and will hope to make his third start of the season against Newcastle in the Premier League this afternoon.

Luiz says it was a difficult period of his career.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:13 pm  

The MP for Twickenham Sir Vince Cable is allegedly going to stand down as the Leader of the Liberal Democrats

The 75 year-old politician is set to stand down before the planned post-Brexit general election in 2022.

The Liberal Democrats currently have 12 MPs and are strongly rumoured to be changing their constitution to allow non-MPs to become leader.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:41 pm  

Community heroes in Croydon to be praised in the Mayor’s Annual Civic Awards.

It’s time to nominate your community heroes in Croydon as part of the Mayor’s Annual Civic Awards.

There’s just under a week left to nominate someone who has made a real difference to the community.

There are 11 categories to win including housing hero, noble neighbour and volunteer of the year.

The Mayor of Croydon, Beradette Khan says, ‘the awards are to celebrate those people whose actions have made the borough a better place to live’.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:35 am  

Sutton fire brigade aims to be at the 'heart of the community'

Residents in Sutton are being encouraged to meet their local fire crew today.

The Fire Station in the borough is hosting an open day until 5PM as it seeks to be at the ‘heart of the community’.

Kids of all ages will be able to explore old and new fire engines and staff will be there to offer safety advice throughout.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:39 am  

Maurizio Sarri highlights the difference between football in England and Italy

Chelsea take on Newcastle United at St James’ Park this afternoon, with the FA Cup holders hoping to make it a hat-trick of Premier League wins.

The blues have started life well under new manager Maurizio Sarri, the Italian only arrived from Napoli last month but claims that he has already noticed a significant difference in the English top flight.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:35 am  

Chelsea defender set to make 200th appearance for the blues

Chelsea defender Cesar Azpilicueta will be hoping to appear in is 200th Chelsea match this afternoon as the blues travel to St James’ Park to take on Newcastle.

The fan-favourite said that he hopes to mark the significant personal milestone with three points to continue Chelsea’s strong start to the campaign.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:33 am  

Increase in Sutton's youth unemployment

Claimant Count Data shows that the number of unemployed residents in Sutton borough, as of July 2018, is 1,785.

The figure is the equivalent of 3.4% of the economically active population aged 16 – 64.

295 of the total claimants were aged between 18 and 24 which is 25 more than July 2017.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:15 am  

Roy Hodgson launches attack on 'Harry The Hornet'

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson has launched an attack on Watford’s mascot Harry The Hornet ahead of their Premier League clash at 1:30 today.

The former England manager was angry with the mascot’s conduct on Boxing Day of 2016 after it fell over pretending to dive after criticism over Wilfried Zaha’s conduct at the time.

Hodgson called the provocation ‘disgraceful’.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:48 am  

Police appeal for missing Feltham woman

Police are appealing for help in Feltham to find Miriam Alkiviades who is missing with her one year old son Marley.

The woman was reported missing at 10am on Saturday after failing to attend a family engagement.

Her family are concerned as they say it’s ‘very out of character’.

There’s a photo of Miriam on the Radio Jackie website, anyone with any information is advised to contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:47 am  

Hammersmith and Fulham residents encouraged to close off roads next month

People across Hammersmith and Fulham are being encouraged to host a ‘play street’ to mark World Car-Free Day next month.

The scheme involves residents closing off their road for a few hours on a chosen day, so children can play freely without the fear of traffic.

Anyone who wants to host a day can apply via the council’s website.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:15 am  

Harlequins Fijian Olympic Games star

Harlequins have announced the signing of Fijian Olympic Games star Semi Kunatani.

Kunatani was a member of the Fiji Sevens team that won a gold medal in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

He scored four tries in the final where Fiji defeated Great Britain 43-7.

Harlequins Head of Rugby, Paul Gustard, said he was a player he ‘had been watching for a considerable time’ and said he was delighted to welcome the player, who has been capped by the Fiji national team, to the club.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:53 am  

Sutton toddlers learn about IT and coding

Children in Sutton are proving you’re never too young to start learning about the internet.

The council is running a series of workshops aimed at teaching toddlers how to code.

Coding is a programming language used, in its simplest form, to build things like company websites.

IT experts say the younger children start out, the better equipped they’ll be for future job prospects in the industry.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:45 am  

Richmond Park MP pays tribute to US Senator John McCain

The MP for Richmond Park and North Kingston has paid tribute to US Senator John McCain who has died at the age of 81.

Zac Goldsmith described the former US presidential candidate as an ‘inspiration on so many levels’ and said that it was a ‘sad day’.

The US politician decided to stop his treatment for cancer on Friday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:25 am  

Chelsea fringe players do have future, insists Sarri

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has insisted that his squad will all get their chances, including those who have been less involved so far.

One of those is England’s high-profile World Cup star Ruben Loftus-Cheek who spent last season on loan with Crystal Palace. The midfielder was not included in Chelsea’s 18 man squad for their London derby against Arsenal last weekend.

Another fringe player is Tammy Abraham who had been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge. Sarri insists that he wants to keep the striker.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:08 am  

Hounslow Council will open its online admission process next month

Hounslow Council will open its online school admission process on the 1st of September.

Applications to secondary schools for next September should be submitted by the end of October and the primary school applications by January.

Missing the deadline could mean children are not offered at place at their chosen school.

Drop-in sessions are available every Wednesday from the 3rd of October for parents that are unsure about the online system.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:25 am  

People in Surrey urged to turn off taps

Did you know that a running tap uses up to 9 litres of water a minute?

People across Surrey are being urged to turn off taps whilst completing tasks like brushing teeth or washing up.

It’s part of the #SurreyPrepared campaign that’s been launched by various councils across the county on social media.

OFWAT, which regulates water consumption, says turning off the taps also saves money.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:24 am  

People are asked not to burn garden waste in Surrey

People across Surrey are being asked not to burn garden waste.

The request, from a number of authorities, follows a spate of warnings about wildfires in the hot weather.

There have been several grassland fires over the summer.

Residents are being asked to dispose of their rubbish at waste facilities instead.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:22 am  

Man wanted for various offences has been arrested after being spotted in Woking Pub

A man wanted for various offences including assault has been arrested following a sighting in a Woking pub.

23 year old Joseph Brazil was wanted for offences including theft, assault and driving.

He failed to attend his trial at Lewes Crown Court last month.

He’s now in Court and will appear in court on Tuesday
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:44 am  

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