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Saturday, 15 September 2018

Harlequins 32 - 37 Bath Rugby at the Twickenham Stoop

A warm September afternoon proved a welcoming backdrop to a fixture that proves time and again to be an entertaining encounter: Harlequins against Bath Rugby at the Twickenham Stoop.

The first scrummage of the game showed Bath to have a superior power but possession was cheaply kicked away. A game of high ball then ensued as neither team seemed willing to go for touch. Eventually the hosts decided to run with the ball, only to lose possession at the breakdown.

Quins were then penalised for not rolling away after tackling, allowing Bath to find touch inside the host’s territory. From that platform Bath grew with Stooke breaking through the defensive line. All this work wasted after being penalised for holding on.

It was the turn of the hosts to find touch and secure line-out ball, earning themselves a penalty in the process. Smith had the distance but not the accuracy to find touch.

After a collision in mid-air, another scrum was awarded to Bath. From here, the visitors passed ball with confident hands. A miss-tackle 10 metres from the Quins’ line allowed former Harlequin and Welsh International Jamie Roberts to cross the whitewash. Flyhalf Burns was unable to add the conversion, hitting the upright. Harlequins 0 – 5 Bath Rugby (13 minutes).

Despite the early disappointment, the voice of the home fans rang out loud around the Twickenham Stoop. Bath Rugby were then penalised for obstruction in their own 22, handing Quins an attacking platform. The visitors also had a blood substitution (no.18 Perenise on for 3 Thomas).

Home flyhalf Marcus Smith opened the scoring having successfully kicked a penalty: Harlequins 3 – Bath Rugby 5.

Within minutes of this score, Danny Care crossed the whitewash after juggling a ball passed with momentum from a fast-paced Tapuai. Smith added the conversion: Harlequins 10 – 5 Bath Rugby (17 minutes).

A moment of ill-discipline allowed Burns to line up the posts again but again he failed to add to the scoreboard.

The restart allowed Bath to attack once more but James Chisholm read the pass and intercepted. He ran half the pitch before sending a long pass out to the wing for Marchant to catch and cross for a try. On this occasion Smith pushed the ball wide of the posts. Harlequins 15 – 5 Bath Rugby (22 minutes).

Quins were playing with passion but Bath were playing with heart. The blood replacement was reversed for the visitors with Thomas returning to the pitch.

Bath looked to have kicked away possession, but Elia, backtracking quickly, could not gather neatly. 5 metre scrum to the visitors.

Playing advantage, the referee awarded the visitors another penalty that they kicked to the corner for a line-out. Bath gathered and rolled over the line, Zach Mercer successfully touching down despite the hosts’ efforts to hold-up the ball.

Burns added the conversion bringing the score to just a 3-point difference: Harlequins 15 – 12 Bath Rugby (26 minutes).

Positive play from the visitors; a good counter-ruck allowed them to claim possession and another penalty. They found touch within the Quins’ 22, deliberately throwing long and retaining the ball.

Another penalty by the hosts allowed Burns to line up the posts once more and this time he was successful, drawing the scores level: Harlequins 15 – 15 Bath Rugby (29 minutes).

The hosts powered into the visiting half but lost possession. Bath cleared their lines but a miss-kick from Morris handed the visitors a line-out on his own 22.

Visiting scrumhalf Green was penalised for holding on and Smith found touch on the half-way line. They immediately lost possession, missing their mark in the line-out.

Bath pushed on and Burns, sensing an opportunity, attempted a drop-goal and was successful. This pulled the visitors ahead once more: Harlequins 15 – 18 Bath Rugby (34 minutes).

Perenise returned to the pitch for Bath Rugby in another blood replacement.

The visitors immediately overpowered the scrum and released the ball, picking up pace. In a moment of pure acrobatics, Cokanasiga scored in the corner, Burns added the conversion: Harlequins 15 – 25 Bath Rugby (37 minutes).

The fans in the stands still cheered on the hosts despite an ever-increasing gap in the score-line. Bath Rugby were ruthless in the scum, making 10 metres without challenge before releasing the ball. Again they sprinted for the line but a desperate try-saving tackle into touch handed Quins a defensive line-out.

Care box-kicked out, this only allowing Bath to build again. The visitors kicked on for a chase but Morris was first back to touch down behind his own try-line, ending the first half.

Half Time at the Twickenham Stoop: Harlequins 15 – 25 Bath Rugby

The second-half got underway with a front row change for Harlequins; Ward and Marler joining the action.

This seemed to steady the ship as the hosts earned a penalty in the scrum.

Despite pushing up the field, it was Cokanasiga who scored after the half-time break for Bath Rugby, earning the bonus point for 4-tries. Conversion missed: Harlequins 15 – 30 Bath Rugby (47 minutes).

Lasike was then brought on as a game-changer for Quins. Rokoduguni managed to slow down play legally in the ruck, challenging for the ball for Bath, but Danny Care came away with it for the hosts. Penalty successfully kicked by Marcus Smith, reducing the deficit: Harlequins 18 – 30 Bath Rugby (49 minutes).

In a surprise move, Marcus Smith was replaced for James Lang for Harlequins.

Bath Rugby continued to pressure the hosts and made it into the 22. They were awarded a penalty for a deliberate knock-on but no yellow card was shown.

Wallace and Care were removed from play for Bothma and Mulchrone.

The visitors pushed closer to the line but this time a penalty was awarded to the hosts. Priestland then came on in place of Burns for Bath Rugby.

Zach Mercer once again crossed the whitewash for Bath Rugby, earning his brace. Conversion added by Priestland: Harlequins 18 – 37 Bath Rugby (57 minutes).

In a perfect response, Quins immediately pushed up the field and earned a penalty line-out 10 metres from the try-line. Unfortunately, their advancement was halted in its’ tracks and a penalty awarded against them.

Swainston then replaced Collier for the hosts as Bath Rugby secured their line-out. They attempted a cross-field kick which came to nothing but the referee had been playing advantage; Bath then kicked for a line-out in the opposition half. The hosts were able to prevent a maul from forming and some hard tackles came in, preventing the visitors from gaining ground.

Quins stole possession but an attempted kick-chase was too far away for any home player to reach. Another wasted opportunity.

The visitors pushed to within metres of the try-line but a series of infringements allowed the hosts to return play to the opposition half.

Stan South then joined the play for Harlequins.

All their advantage was once again lost through ill-discipline and Bath Rugby were back just outside the hosts 22.

Quins, however, passed the ball quickly following a scrum. They progressed into the 22 but an attempted long pass was intercepted and a try scored much to the disagreement of the Harlequins fans who thought there was illegal blocking of the chasing Quins’ defenders.

The ‘boos’ rang out and fans started to leave, The fly-half, unable to take the kick due to the noise around the ground, was then put on hold as the referee went to the TMO (Television Match Official). Try was disallowed for obstruction.

Quins resumed play with a kick into touch and a line-out. They passed quickly with the voice of the fans in new spirits.

At the crucial point Quins lost possession just metres from the line. Bath cleared their lines but with the ball going straight into touch, play was brought back for another Quins’ attacking line-out.

Lasike broke through the defence but was tackled before he could reach the final metres. The offload was good and Joe Marler powered over to score the try; Lang took the conversion quickly: Harlequins 25 – 37 Bath rugby (76 minutes).

Bath then took their time kicking-off, winding down the clock as much as possible. Penalty to Quins just outside their own 22.

Lang found touch deep in opposition territory. Quins kept the line-out short and formed a maul. With the forwards caught up in the play, Lang released the ball. They put together play after play and kept support coming in fast during any breakdown.

The hosts tried different tactics – forwards grinding along; backs running at pace. It was powerful attack and defence along the try-line before Mulchrone touched down with just 6 seconds left of play. Lang added the conversion.

The restart was deep by Bath, knowing full well that Quins would have to keep ball in hand and run it from deep. The fans were on their feet; the noise deafening.

Momentum was soon lost, however, as bruised and battered bodies from both sides were collapsed on the field of play. The referee had to stop play to allow treatment.

During this period, there was a pitch invader, however focus was on the players.

Walker was brought on for Morris and Harlequins in the final play of the game.

Quins had the put-in at the scrum still inside their own half. They retrieved the ball quickly and went for the direct approach: the forwards putting their bodies on the line. This then allowed the wingers to find pace but at this change Bath overturned possession and kicked into touch to end the game.

Full Time at the Twickenham Stoop: Harlequins 32 – 37 Bath Rugby

Attendance: 9,967

Photos: Chris Spring

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:22 pm  

Harlequins Ladies feature in Twickenham thriller
In rugby union’s Tyrrells Women’s Premier 15’s round two action Harlequins Ladies and Bristol Bears Women battled to a 26-all draw at the Twickenham Stoop.

Richmond lost 24-12 to Firwood Waterloo Ladies at the Richmond Athletic Ground.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:07 pm  

Lib Dems want non-members to have a say

The Liberal Democrat leader's been questioned by his party over moves to make it easier for non-members to have a say.

Sir Vince Cable was warned by one activist that the Lib Dems are "taking a step back from being a top-flight political party".

The Twickenham MP disagrees, saying he wants it to be an "open, inclusive movement".

A consultation on the proposed changes will run until mid-October.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:28 pm  

It was a nail-biting end at the Twickenham Stoop.

Harlequins came back from 19 points down to take away 2 points from the clash with Bath Rugby.

With 9 tries and one disallowed under controversial circumstances, the game ended Harlequins 32 - Bath Rugby 37.

Quins' Joe Marchant spoke with Radio Jackie's Natalie Osborne post-match:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:11 pm  

It’s been a busy afternoon in football for teams in South West London and North Surrey.

In the Premiership, Chelsea came from behind to beat Cardiff City 4-1 at The Bridge, while Crystal Palace overcame Huddersfield away 1-0, but Fulham went down 3-0 away at Champions Manchester City.

In the Championship, there were wins for QPR 2-1 away at Bolton, and for Brentford who beat Wigan 2-0 at Griffin Park.

And in League One, AFC Wimbledon were narrowly beaten by Scunthorpe 3-2 at Kingsmeadow.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:55 pm  

There is action in the Rugby Union Premiership this afternoon as Harlequins welcome Bath Rugby to the Twickenham Stoop. Radio Jackie's Natalie Osborne reports on the first half of the clash:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

Two kittens named Smokey and Lucky lived up to their names when they were rescued from a fire in Thornton Heath last week.

The Fire Brigade were attending a house fire in Colliers Water Lane to be told were told that two five-week-old kittens were still inside.

Firefighters entered the house and found the kittens in a first floor bedroom.

The cats were unconscious, but were given oxygen and CPR, and both have made a full recovery.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:59 pm  

Surrey Police are seeking to trace the movements of three men who carried out a robbery at Sainburys in Shepperton this morning.

The incident happened at 7.16am at the store in High Street.

Three men entered the shop and robbed two cash transit workers of three cash boxes.

They threatened the workers using a sledgehammer and a glass bottle.

Neither the workers nor members of the public were injured.

The robbers were all wearing gloves and balaclavas and had their faces covered.

They are all described as being of stocky build and over 6ft in height.

Anyone with information should call Surrey Police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Carshalton & Wallington MP Tom Brake has called for 16- and 17-year-olds to be given a say on Brexit.

He’s supporting the Votes at 16 campaign which seeks to lower the voting age in the UK.

The LibDem Spokesman for Brexit and International Trade has called for a second vote on the final deal.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:55 pm  

Do you fancy trying on a policeman’s helmet?

Tolworth residents have the chance to do just that this afternoon by visiting Martin’s stall at Saint George's Church, Hamilton Avenue, where the Tolworth police have a display.

Kids can try on uniforms while adults can get advice on the local area.

The stall is open until 4pm today.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:54 pm  

It’s a busy afternoon in football for teams in South West London and North Surrey.

In the Premiership, Chelsea take on newly-promoted Cardiff City at The Bridge, while Fulham are away at Champions Manchester City.

In the Championship, QPR are away at Bolton, while Brentford host Wigan.

And in League One, AFC Wimbledon play Scunthorpe at Kingsmeadow.

All those games are a 3pm kick-off.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:52 pm  

One year on after the Parson's Green tube attack.

Today marks a year since the Parson’s Green tube attack.

30 people were injured when a bomb partially exploded on a District Line train during the morning rush hour.

18 year old Iraqi refugee Ahmed Hassan was jailed for life for the incident.

At the time, his foster mother in Sunbury said they felt betrayed.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:36 am  

Get rid of biz rates - agrees Tom Brake Carshalton MP

Carshalton and Wallington MP Tom Brake has backed Sir Vince Cable’s call to get rid of business rates.

Mr Brake has tweeted that an abolition of rates is long overdue – they’re a burden on high street businesses that already struggle against online competition.

He says they are simply a drag on the economy.

The Lib Dem leader revealed his call for such a move in August and it’s expected to be discussed at the party’s conference in Brighton this weekend.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:40 am  

Trains disrupted today in and out of Waterloo

South Western Railway says it's doing all it can to minimise issues for customers.

The RMT rail union has continued its industrial action through August and into September with today again marked for disruption hitting trains in and out of Waterloo.

The dispute stems from the ongoing conflict on the job of guards on the trains.

More than two thousand suburban trains were cancelled out of Waterloo during the last 3 day strike.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:21 am  

Double-header at Twickenham's Stoop.

It’s a double-header at the Twickenham Stoop today.

Harlequins men face Bath in the Rugby Union Premiership.The hosts are looking to bounce back following defeat away to Northampton Saints last weekend.

Harlequins Ladies then take to the pitch in round 2 of the Tyrrells Premier 15s.

The first game kicks off at 3pm andRadio Jackie’s Natalie Osborne will be reporting from The Stoop.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:35 am  

Twickenham MP's last political conference

The Twickenham MP Sir Vince Cable is getting ready for his party’s autumn conference.

The gathering in Brighton is believed to be his last conference.

The former Business Secretary has said he’s held informal talks with nearly 20 MP’s about creating a new centre-left party.

He’s tweeted that the party would be a home for liberals, social democrats, progressives or centrists.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:21 am  

A Sutton police officer is warned over misconduct.
A police officer based in Sutton has been found to have committed gross misconduct by punching a man in the face several times.

PC Steven Harrison faced the Met Police hearing in connection with an incident on the 9th of February 2017.

While being arrested, a man spat at PC Harrison’s face and in response, the officer punched him numerous times.

He was given a final written warning.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:10 am  

Friday, 14 September 2018

Twickenham pub manager at The House of Commons.

Louise Prudent, manager for the Bear in Twickenham, attended a special reception at the House of Commons this week.

The event celebrated the 200th Stonegate Pub Company's "Bar to Boardroom " management training Accelerator Programme.

Employees take part in three workshops: Creating a winning mind, Winning in Communication and Winning in Business.

Over £300,000 has also been raised for charity since the programme launched in 2013.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:30 pm  

Tom Hardy is reported to be working on a grime album.

The star, who lives in Richmond, has had his musical past revealed earlier this year, when an old mixtape was uploaded online.

The Sun says the actor has teamed up with record producer Sam Williams who previously worked with Plan B and David Bowie.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:47 pm  

Thousands of prison officers who staged a walkout across England and Wales have called off their protest.

The P-O-A union says it's had "constructive" talks about the problem of attacks on staff in jails.

The government was threatening legal action to end the demonstrations.

Prisons’ Minister Rory Stewart has attacked the decision by officers in England and Wales to protest about a rise in violent attacks.

Reporter Mark White is outside Wormwood Scrubs jail in Shepherds Bush.

He says union officials believe they're justified.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

The Brexit Secretary says British and EU negotiators are "closing in on workable solutions" to the outstanding issues involving a deal

Esher and Walton MP Dominic Raab says he had a long phone call with Michel Barnier this morning and they both agreed to devote the time needed for a successful conclusion.

Ministers are hoping to finalise a deal by October, or December at the latest to give enough time for the UK and the EU to debate and pass it before exit day in March.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri says he'd welcome John Terry on to their coaching staff.

Terry has yet to find a new club after leaving Aston Villa, having turned down the chance to join Spartak Moscow.

But the Italian says the last time he spoke to the defender, he wanted to continue playing.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

Police in Norfolk who are hunting a woman wanted on recall to prison say she could be in Chertsey

35 year old Hannah Rice is wanted for breaching the terms of her license.

Anyone who sees her should call Norfolk Police on 101
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Kingston Council’s been defending its decision to give the go ahead to the Fountain Pub re-development.

Jackie's Lucy Mayer has been putting residents' worries to Cllr Patricia Bamford.

Permission is granted subject to the applicant fulfilling a number of planning obligations, which includes the provision of:

15 affordable housing units - six shared ownership and nine for affordable rent (set at 65% of local market rent including one with wheelchair access and disabled parking).
A £480,000 payment for infrastructure (Mayor of London and Kingston's Community Infrastructure Levies).
A £60,000 carbon off-set payment.
A £1,000 contribution towards Travel Plan monitoring to encourage sustainable modes of transport and reduce car use.
A £15,000 contribution towards consultation on and implementation of a Controlled Parking Zone.
A £20,000 contribution towards upgrading the Fountain Roundabout (landscaping and repairs).
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:16 pm  

A3 Baby Barn clarifies the law on car seat testing

A survey's found nine in ten retailers are failing to ask customers safety questions when they're buying a child's car seat.

Which? sent in mystery shoppers and found recommended questions surrounding the baby's weight, height and age weren’t being asked.

Amanda Heppel is the owner of A3 Baby Barn in Chessington.

She explains what you need to know before buying.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

A man’s body has been found in Mitcham

Officers were called to Shropshire close at 4 o’clock yesterday afternoon.

They say the death isn’t being treated as suspicious.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

New parking charges come into effect in Croydon on Monday

The Council will preserve free one-hour parking bays in 11 of the borough’s areas.

The current cost for resident parking permits will also remain unchanged at £80, with a second one costing £126.

The scheme will be introduced over six weeks as signage across the borough is updated.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:02 pm  

The former JLS singer Oritse Williams has been charged with rape along with another man from Hounslow.

The former JLS singer Oritse Williams has been charged with rape along with another man.

West Midlands Police say it follows an incident at a hotel in Wolverhampton in 2016.

Oritse, who's from Croydon, has previously denied the allegations.

A second man, 31 year old Jamien Nagadhana from Hounslow, faces a serious sexual assault charge.

At the time of their original arrest, they denied the charges.

The pair will appear in court next month.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:56 am  

Did you know that Richmond Park played a vital role during WWI?

Testing stations there developed the “balloon aprons” which hovered 10,000 feet above the ground to guard against air raids by Zeppelins.

A top-secret plan for a remote-controlled boat to attack enemy ships was also tested in Pen Ponds.

The park was also a crucial training ground.

Women trained in flag signalling and soldiers practised shooting rifles, throwing bombs and digging trenches.

Sylvia Boyden became the first woman to jump with a packed parachute from a tethered balloon right into the Park.

And wounded soldiers were treated at a specially-constructed hospital.

Next Sunday, the 23rd, Holly Lodge will open its doors with a special exhibition to commemorate the work done there.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:47 am  

The Liberal Democrat party could change its name to attract Tory and Labour MPs to join it.

The Liberal Democrat party could change its name to attract Tory and Labour MPs to join it.

Sir Vince Cable the leader and MP for Twickenham revealed this, although he is against the idea.

Sir Vince says he has held informal talks with 18 MPs – six Conservative MPs and 12 Labour MPs – about creating a new centre-left party.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:05 am  

A police officer has been taken to hospital after being attacked by a man on a residential street in Feltham.

Officers were called to Tachbrook Road in the early hours of Wednesday to reports of a 50 year old man suffering serious stab injuries.

A heated struggle between police and a 22-year-old suspect armed with a metal pole had allegedly broken out, resulting in one of the officers being injured and taken to hospital.

The man was tasered and was later arrested.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:04 am  

Kingston Council is leading the way when it comes to employing female councillors.

Kingston Council is leading the way when it comes to employing female councillors.

The amount of women selected has increased by 17%; the second highest increase of any council in the country.

Just 34% of councillors across the nation are female, compared with 25% in Kingston and 55% of the governing Lib Dem group.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:16 am  

Kingston Council’s been defending its decision to give the go ahead to the Fountain Pub re-development.

Kingston Council’s been defending its decision to give the go ahead to the Fountain Pub re-development.

45 flats are to be built on the site in New Malden, but only a third will be affordable.

Some residents have also raised concerns there will only be 17 car parking spaces, putting more pressure on the surrounding roads.

Cllr Patricia Bamford, Chair of the Development Control Committee, says people should be trying to ditch their cars where possible.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:41 am  

Last chance to save athletics at Crystal Palace

Members of the public have been told that October is a “last-chance saloon” to express concerns over the future of Crystal Palace Sports Centre.

There are two remaining consultation meetings next month and John Powell chairman of Crystal Palace Sports Partnership is urging people to go and have their say.

Parts of the venue could be demolished next year and there are fears the athletics stadium will be bulldozed.

Fifteen thousand people have already signed a petition to save athletics at the venue which is said to be losing about £1-million a year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:56 am  

Alec Stewart says Surrey skipper deserves call-up

Surrey are still celebrating their first County cricket Championship title in 16-years.

They wrapped up the title yesterday following their 3-wicket win over Worcestershire.

Captain Rory Burns scored over a thousand runs this season and Surrey’s director of cricket Alec Stewart says he’s the perfect replacement for Alastair Cook.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:08 am  

Purley man becomes youngest Master of Wine

A man from Purley has become the youngest ever Master of Wine.

Twenty-nine-year-old Oxford graduate Thomas Parker had to go through three years of tests.

He’s one of just 380 people to be given the title by the Institute of Masters of Wine.

Those with the qualification are asked to judge at competitions, lecture and appraise some of the best private cellars.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:10 am  

Grey Court School in Ham has been awarded over £50,000 to help with improvements to its 40 year old facilities.

The changing rooms are in line for an overhaul, so they can be used by both students and residents living nearby.

Grey Court is one of eight organisations to be awarded funding in the latest round of Richmond Council’s Community Fund.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 am  

Thursday, 13 September 2018

Saturday marks a year since the Parson’s Green tube attack.

30 people were injured when a bomb partially exploded on a District Line train during the morning rush hour.

18 year old Iraqi refugee Ahmed Hassan was jailed for life for the incident.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:04 pm  

Michael Caine says his cockney accent nearly got in the way of his latest film role.

When the daughter of the character he plays in heist movie “King of Thieves” found out he'd be portraying her dad, she was less than impressed.

The 85-year-old, who lives in Leatherhead, says she made it known when talking to the writer.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:01 pm  

Scotland Yard has asked for more money to carry on its investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann

The 3-year-old went missing from Praia da Luz on the Algarve 11 years ago.

Officers have asked for cash to cover another six months of work to support their joint operation with police there.

It’s unclear if police will re-interview Gerry and Kate’s friends who were dining with them on the night Madeleine disappeared.

Matthew Oldfield, a doctor at Kingston Hospital, was one of the last people to check on the children.

But he’s said in the past that he cannot be sure if he saw Madeleine sleeping when he checked on the McCann room.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

The NSPCC is reporting that the number of child abuse image offences is rising

The charity found that in Surrey, police recorded a 70% jump in violations, bringing the total to nearly 500.

Meanwhile in London, they increased by 43% to nearly 2000.

The children’s charity is calling for the government to do more to regulate social networks and stop the grooming of children online.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

The former UBS banker jailed for the UK’s biggest ever fraud has been transported to an immigration removal centre near Heathrow

The Government is pushing ahead with deportation for Kweku Adoboli despite appeals from 114 MPs.

The 38 year old was found guilty in 2012 of fraud that lost his Swiss bank £1.8bn.

He is being deported to Ghana because he is not a British citizen despite living in the UK since the age of 12.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

Sutton and Croydon may be the only places left in South West London where first time buyers can get on the housing ladder

Neither Kingston nor Richmond are now affordable according to new research from the Post Office.

Those who took part in the survey say they are sacrificing their lifestyle for an average of 4 years in order to afford a home.

Holidays and nights out are the first to go.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

Surrey have won cricket's County Championship for the first time since 2002

They've wrapped up the title with 2 games remaining via a 3-wicket victory at Worcestershire.

It's the 20th time they've finished as champions, with only Yorkshire bettering that.

Captain Rory Burns says it's well deserved.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:56 pm  

A crime scene remains in place next to Shepherds Bush Green

It’s after two men were attacked with what appears to be a bottle in the early hours in Uxbridge Road.

The victims, aged 48 and 19, are in hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

A 26-year-old man was arrested close to the scene on suspicion of two counts of grievous bodily harm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

A large number of parents are not getting their preferred choice of school

There are 24 authorities where at least 10% of pupils didn’t get a place at any of their top three choices, 18 of these are in London.

In Hammersmith and Fulham, a quarter of parents apparently missed out on their top three preferred choices.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:30 pm  

A flat caught fire in Kingston early this morning

The blaze in Burritt Road gutted the kitchen and living room just before 1 o’clock.

A man woke up and left the property before the Brigade arrived.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

Surrey could be crowned cricket county champions for the first time since 2002 today

They'd win Division One with either a draw or a victory at Worcestershire.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:13 pm  

A project has been launched to commemorate the four holders of the Victoria Cross from New Malden

Author Julian McCarthy has launched a crowdfunding campaign to mount four plaques on the windows of the old Town Hall.

He hopes “people, young and old, can stop, read, think, and then turn to consider the others on the memorial who also gave their lives”.

To find out more, click here
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:27 am  

Police say a woman missing from Hooley has been found

Police are pleased to announce that a woman missing from Hooley since Tuesday, was located yesterday evening.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:06 am  

Residents will gather outside Wandsworth Town Hall to protest against the Council’s policy on sprinklers tonight

The Council is asking leaseholders to pay around £4,000 to install sprinklers in all blocks 10 stories or higher.

There are 99 blocks of 10 stories or more in Wandsworth, home to around 6000 residents.

Most of these blocks are in Putney and Battersea. Two are in Tooting.

They'll be there from 6.30.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:05 am  

Richmond council will stage an architect competition to decide on the redesign for Twickenham Riverside.

Richmond council will stage an architect competition to decide on the redesign for Twickenham Riverside.

The people of Richmond will then have their say on the competition entries next Spring.

A planning application had already been approved for Twickenham Riverside back in March.

However, following the local elections this was withdrawn.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:04 am  

If you’re in Chelsea, don’t be alarmed if you stumble across a Rhino.

If you’re in Chelsea, don’t be alarmed if you stumble across a Rhino.

21 life sized models have been placed across the capital as part of the Tusk Rhino Trail.

They’ve been decorated by artists including Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood, who has painted a colourful African landscape on his.

Fellow artist Nick Gentry has used recycled items such as cds and film negatives to create a shimmering sheen on his.

To find out more about the Tusk Rhino Trail, which is on until October the 9th, click here
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:06 am  

Kingston charity KAG is celebrating its 30th anniversary this month.

Kingston charity KAG is celebrating its 30th anniversary this month.

It was set up to help vulnerable people in Richmond and Kingston who need extra help after leaving hospital.

Its new scheme, “Helping Hands,” is focussing on the elderly in particular.

KAG helps more than 2,000 vulnerable people each year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:06 am  

Richmond Council is backing calls for a second referendum on the EU.

Richmond Council is backing calls for a second referendum on the EU.

At a meeting last night, councillors voted in favour of supporting the ‘People's Vote’ campaign.

Their hope is that the British public have a vote on the terms of our exit deal with the EU.

This would include the option to rescind Article 50 and stay in the EU.

In Richmond, 69% voted to stay in the EU.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:03 am  

Researchers at Kingston University are hoping to transform farming as we know it

They’re part of a £2.1 million government-funded project looking at how 5G mobile technology could benefit rural communities.

The idea is to use Smart drones to keep an eye on crops and livestock, and detect when animals are sick, injured or missing.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:09 am  

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Boy suspended from Fulham school over dreadlocks can return

A boy who was suspended from his school in Fulham because of his dreadlocks has been told he can return.

12 year old Chikayzea Flanders was told to cut off his dreadlocks by Fulham Boy's School last year.

His mother, Tuesday Flanders, called it an attack on her Rastafarian religion and took the school to court.

But the family have now reached an agreement with the school allowing him to return provided the dreads are tied up or he covers them with a cloth.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

Green Belt land in Shepperton finally cleared after a three and half year battle in court

Spelthorne council has cleared Green Belt land in Shepperton after a three and half year legal battle.

The land owner at Thames Meadow had broken several planning restrictions including the unauthorised residential use of a boat.

Keith Dracup had appealed against the council to the Planning Inspectorate and High Court but lost both times.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Former Chelsea captain John Terry isn't going to play in Russia

The Former England captain has turned down a move to a Russian club.

It was looking like he'd join Spartak Moscow, after leaving Aston Villa at the end of last season.

He says that "after considerable thought", he's declined a contract offer from the club.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Police are searching for a man following two burglaries in Epsom

On September the 3rd, an unsuccessful attempt was made to break into a property in Rosebank.

A shed was then broken into at a second property where two fishing jackets and a push bike were taken.

The wanted man then ran off when questioned.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:11 pm  

A vulnerable elderly woman who was previously found in Beddington and New Addington has gone missing again

Police are appealing for help in finding a missing woman from Hooley.

74 year old Yvette Owen was last seen walking down Church Road yesterday afternoon.

Yvette, who also uses the surnames Raw and Branston, is described as extremely vulnerable.

She is white, 5ft 4, slim, with blonde/grey short straight hair and was wearing a cream coat, a pink jumper and green trousers.

Yvette has been missing before and has previously been found in Beddington, New Addington and Sevenoaks.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:12 pm  

A memorial to honour victims of the 7 /7 London bombings has been unveiled

The Tavistock Square Gardens memorial will honour the 13 people who died when the number 30 bus exploded.

Among the victims of the tube and bus attacks was former Surbiton High pupil Emily Jenkins.

The 24 year old had dreamed of becoming a midwife.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:05 pm  

An alleged robbery in Croydon this afternoon has left a man in cardiac arrest

Officers were called just before one to Mitcham road to reports of a collision.

A sixty year old man was found in a serious condition.

It appears that an occupant of the suspect vehicle approached the victim and removed cash from his car before driving off.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:06 pm  

Thieves have raided a jeweller’s in Wimbledon Village in broad daylight

Michael Platt in Church Road was targeted earlier this afternoon by two people on mopeds.

The suspects are believed to have smashed the front window before making off with jewellery from the display.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

Kingston Police have found a 23 carat gold brooch

The swan, which was made in 1995 to commemorate the centenary of Swarovski, is triple gold plated and adorned with colourful crystals.

Only members of the Swarovski Crystal Society were able to purchase it when it was released.

If you believe it’s yours, contact Kingston Police on Twitter.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:08 pm  

Police in Feltham say they are aware of footage circulating on social media which appears to show a young boy being assaulted

Officers say they are trying to work out where the alleged incident took place.

A video has emerged of the boy being kicked and punched by three others in grassland.

Twitter users claim the attack is an Islamaphobic one.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:04 pm  

An exhibition praising the “forgotten” role of Muslims during WWI is coming to Hammersmith

‘Singularity of Peace’ will open at the Riverside Building tomorrow.

Up to three million Muslims contributed to the Allied cause in the war, as soldiers and labourers.

They were drawn from across Africa, India, the Far East, Middle East, Russia and the USA.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:04 pm  

The first known studio recording of David Bowie has sold for nearly £40,000

The 1963 demo tape, rejected by the Decca label in New Malden, features a 16-year-old Bowie singing I Never Dreamed.

He recorded it with his first band, The Konrads.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:09 pm  

Tube drivers on the Piccadilly Line are going on strike

It’s in a row over staffing and working conditions.

They’ll walk out for 48 hours from 12 noon on the 26th and then for another five hours from 8.30pm on the 28th.

The line carries thousands of passengers to and from Heathrow every day.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:03 pm  

Heathrow has seen an increase in customers and passengers thanks to new services to China and a Harry Potter shop.

The Harry Potter shop says August customer numbers were up by 2.6% on last year.

Heathrow says Asia saw the biggest increase in passenger numbers, up 6.3%, with travellers using new Asian airline services.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:07 am  

If you’ve ever fancied a change of career, a much loved pub in North Cheam has gone on the market.

The HG Wells’s leasehold is listed online at £360,000.

The site in Cheam Common Road is popular with locals and turns over around £900,000 a year.

That's according to website rightbiz.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:45 am  

A café has been robbed in Twickenham

Thieves broke into Abacus Coffee House in Richmond Road at 4.30am yesterday.

Police are asking anyone with information to call them on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:45 am  

Kew Gardens says fungi could be the answer to winning the war on plastic.

We may think of flowers when we think of Kew Gardens, but it actually has a huge collection of fungi too.

It has teamed up with over 100 scientists to issue a report which reveals that if the natural properties of fungus can be harnessed and developed, plastic could be broken down naturally in weeks rather than years.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:04 am  

Richmond or Bushy Park could be about to be crowned the nation’s favourite.

Richmond or Bushy Park could be about to be crowned the nation’s favourite.

Park visitors nationwide are being asked to vote on which one should receive the coveted People’s Choice Award.

All eight of the Royal parks managed to retain their Green Flag status this summer, which is said to be the awards benchmark.

Now it’s up to the people to decide which one is should be recognised as the nation’s overall favourite.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:52 am  

Kingston hospital has kicked off a sexual awareness campaign on Instagram this week.

Kingston hospital has kicked off a sexual awareness campaign on Instagram this week.

It’s being targeted at University students who are enjoying their “freshers” week.

The aim is to get young people talking about sexual health and contraception.

Let’s talk sex Kingston is online for four weeks.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:04 am  

The Oval says it’s stopped 690,000 pieces of single use plastic, or six tonnes, from ending up in landfill sites.

Home team Surrey County Cricket Club says reusable beer cups have made a huge impact.

The installation of free water points at the ground has led to a 50% drop in plastic bottle water sales over the past year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:11 am  

Twickenham's MP supports Breast Cancer fundraiser

Twickenham MP Vince Cable has called on his constituents to join him and sign up and take part in the Wear it Pink fundraiser which takes place during Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October.

Sir Vince, who lost his wife to cancer, said he’s passionate about “encouraging everyone in Twickenham to take part in Wear It Pink Day on Friday October 19th.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:03 am  

Surrey close in on county cricket title

Surrey have the cricket County Championship title within sight, after their nearest challengers lost inside two days.

Somerset were beaten by 6 wickets at Hampshire.

Surrey now need 6 more points out of their game at Worcestershire to clinch top spot.

They'll resume day three on 213 for 6 in their first innings, trailing the home side by 123 runs.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:14 am  

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Surrey County Council’s environment select committee has been discussing air quality in the county

It says pollution around playgrounds and homes near to schools is one area where changes can be made quickly.

It’s urging parents not to leave their engines idling whilst waiting at the school gates.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:20 pm  

Croydon is giving artists from all over the world the chance to display their street art across the borough

60 murals are expected to pop up as part of Croydon’s RISE Festival, running this week.

A number of unique pieces have already appeared and many more are in the process of being created.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:02 pm  

An independent review into South Western Railway says it won’t improve overnight

Transport secretary and Epsom MP Chris Grayling ordered the commission in April following concerns about performance.

Since 2011, the number of trains arriving on time has fallen nearly 10 percent.

South Western Railway, who took over the franchise last year says many of the problems pre-date their ownership.

They also state they’re investing millions of pounds into performance improvement this year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:05 pm  

Golf amateur Susan Spash is hoping to make a splash in the Algarve next week

The Richmond based golfer is due to take part in the WPGA Trophy in Vila Sol.

Spash will partner WPGA Professional Alice Hiluta at the National Pro-Am Championship showpiece.

The pair qualified after finishing third overall in the Regional Final in June.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Police are investigating a ‘road rage’ incident on the M25 at Chertsey

A black Seat Leon’s window was smashed and the passenger injured as it drove anti-clockwise yesterday morning.

Officers want to trace a white Ford Transit with roofing ladders and yellow and red high vis markings on the rear doors.

Anyone with any information should contact Surrey Police on 101 or use and quote the reference number PR/45180097112.

Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 and report information anonymously.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

A man from West Byfleet has been scammed out of hundreds of thousands of pounds.

It’s after he fell victim to internet fraud.

He received a landline call from BT advising him that his internet hub had been hacked and the caller needed to access it remotely.

The victim was suspicious so asked the caller for his unique BT customer number.

The man provided him with the correct number so the victim allowed him remote access.

The caller rang back several times over the next 12 days and during that time managed to steal more than £200,000.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

A “medical emergency” closed Upper Tooting Road this morning

Police and London Ambulance were called to the scene just before 10 o’clock.

A man was taken to hospital; his condition is unknown.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

There’s set to be an increase in job opportunities in the South East over the coming months

That’s according to a survey of employers across the UK.

ManpowerGroup asked over 2,000 business owners whether they’d hire more people or reduce their workforce over the next quarter.

From the results, they calculated that there will be a 7 % net gain in people being employed.

This is higher than the national average of 4%
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:54 pm  

Police in Walton are hunting a man wanted on recall to prison

31 year old James Brazil was released from jail in June, but failed to arrive at the address where he said he’d be staying.

He’s known to frequent the Surrey areas, Elmbridge in particular.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Mark Carney will stay on as Bank of England Governor for longer to help the country through Brexit

He'll remain in the role until the end of January 2020, instead of leaving in June next year.

That is just months after we're due to leave the EU.

The Chancellor and MP for Runnymede and Weybridge, Philip Hammond, confirmed the news to MPs in the Commons.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Police investigating a hit and run in West Ewell last night are looking at whether it’s linked to a knifepoint robbery earlier in the evening

A cyclist was deliberately driven at by a man in a 4x4 in Gadesden Road just before 9.30.

The cyclist remains in hospital.

Some half an hour earlier, a man was robbed at the Espom Downs Viewpoint off Grandstand Road.

The man, in his 20s, was confronted by four men in a 4x4 who threatened him with a sword and stole his bag and his friend’s wallet.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:01 pm  

Richmond FC is working with schools to get them involved in sport

23% of year 6 students in London were obese in 2015-2016 and in Richmond alone, 13% of children in that year group were also classed as severely overweight.

Obesity experts say the health of younger generations has become more of a worry for both society and parents, as children now tend to favour the cyber world from behind a screen over the natural world in the moment.

Richmond FC has announced a 2 year partnership with the company Sports In Schools, to encourage exercise amongst the younger generation.

Former professional rugby player Matt Price has developed the Sports in Schools initiative to coach young people or those with limited access to rugby in their area or school.

Feltham's Young Offenders Institute has also received weekly training from Sports in Schools which in turn has resulted in a “historic” partnership.

Over 15,000 children are expected to be impacted through the community coaching from the Richmond rugby community this year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:07 pm  

A report by the Heathrow Skills Taskforce claims airport expansion will create tens of thousands of jobs and apprenticeships

The document has also detailed a target to create 10,000 work experience placements while expansion is carried out.

That means the site would meet forecasted demand across the wider construction sector by 2022.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:04 pm  

Radio Jackie morning poll results

Occasionally, we'll be asking you a different political question.

Today's question was "Would you choose to watch terrestrial TV or stream online via programmes like Netflix?"

75% of people who took part in this morning's poll, voted streaming online.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:03 am  

Today marks 17 years since the 9/11 terrorist attacks on America.

Today marks 17 years since the 9/11 terrorist attacks on America.

2,996 people died, including 19 hijackers on 4 planes.

One of those killed was 35 year old Sarah Ali from Balham.

She was at a conference on the 106th floor of the North Tower of the World Trade Centre in New York when the first plane hit.

She had only been in her job with London based Risk Water’s group for three weeks.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:04 am  

In July, Surrey saw 71 weapon related crimes unfold according to the UK crime stats, which is up from 58 in June, April and January.

A national campaign to help reduce the number of young people carrying a weapon has been launched.

Operation Sceptre, which is being supported by Surrey Police, aims to get weapons off the streets.

The message the campaign hopes to send out is that carrying a knife does not protect you, but puts you in more danger instead.

Knife bins will be placed in police stations at Staines, Woking, Reigate and Guildford and people will be able to anonymously give up their weapons, without fear of prosecution.

The bins will be in place from the 17th of September until the 24th of September.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:01 am  

Shadow chancellor John McDonnell is to unveil a radical scheme where large businesses would have to give their employees financial dividends

The Hayes and Harlington MP is planning to announce the scheme to the Trades Union Congress in Manchester today.

All private companies with more than 250 workers would have to give workers “ownership funds”.

He says that his new plans would “restore the balance of power in the workplace”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:24 am  

A new ticketing system has been launched to make riding Surrey’s buses easier for confused travellers

Several of the county’s routes have been taken over by different bus operators over the past few months.

The move has led to confusion over which tickets are valid on which routes.

The Acorn ticket will allow passengers unlimited access on most services and also to swap routes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:04 am  

Monday, 10 September 2018

Mum jailed for over three years at Isleworth Crown Court for abducting her own children

A mother who admitted abducting her two young children at Isleworth Crown Court earlier has been jailed for three and a half years.

34 year old Indea Ford was due to go on trial this morning, but admitted the charges before proceedings began.

She had moved to Alaska with her children in 2015 after marrying an American citizen.

But she was arrested last year after the children’s father reported her to police because she failed to tell him she was moving.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

A charity manager Tadworth has been convicted of stealing money from the disability organisation he worked for

Craig Ryan, of Sandlands Road, was sentenced last week after being found guilty of stealing a total of £888 from care provider Avenues on five separate occasions.

The 35-year-old received a 12 month community order, 100 hours of unpaid work, and had to repay £608.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:18 pm  

An Isleworth woman has been remanded in custody following the Barnsley attack

A 28-year-old woman from Isleworth has appeared in court charged with attempted murder.

It’s after police in in Barnsley in Yorkshire received numerous calls on Saturday morning regarding a stabbing.

One man was injured in the attack.

Ayaan Ali’s been remanded in custody until the 8th of October when she’ll next appear in court in Sheffield.

South Yorkshire Police say it "definitely" was not terrorism, or a group attack and has asked the public to stop reinforcing the rumour.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:07 pm  

A new academy was opened by Sky in Isleworth this morning

The Bolder free school is a partnership between the TV giant, Hounslow council and head teachers.

It’ll be attended by 150 year 7 pupils.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

There's been a spate of muggings in Woking

Police are appealing for witnesses following a spate of knifepoint robberies in Woking.

Four victims were robbed by a group of youths on Saturday evening on Wheatsheaf Common in Horsell where the Carters steam fair was taking place.

A 17 year old from West Molesey has been arrested on suspicion of robbery and released on bail.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Wimbledon will not be split up if proposed electoral boundary changes go ahead

Residents have been putting forward their views on the nationwide changes that could see the number of MPs cut from 650 to 600.

The Boundary Commission for England submitted its proposals to the government, but they must now be presented to Parliament.

The current Wimbledon Constituency will be kept together, joined by Colliers Wood and Roehampton Wards.

The initial proposals split Wimbledon in two by removing Wimbledon Park and Wimbledon Village.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

It looks like Richmond Park constituency could be lost if proposed electoral boundary changes get through Parliament

The constituency, which is currently Conservative under MP Zac Goldsmith, was only created in 1997.

Residents, who are in the middle of a fight against Heathrow expansion, would either merge with Merton or Kingston.

Under the nationwide plans, the number of MPs could be cut from 650 to 600.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

An ancient, chipped Chinese dish, originally bought for around £3, has sold for £100,000 at auction in Teddington

The blue and white crockery, unearthed by Hansons in Teddington, sparked an international bidding war.

The seller, who had no idea of its potential value, says his father bought it in the 1950s at a country house sale.

Eight phone bidders battled it out and a Chinese buyer succeeded in securing the rare antique.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

Complex heart operations at St George’s in Tooting are being moved to other hospitals in the capital

Bosses have made the decision so they can make improvements.

The hospital carries out about 1,000 cardiac operations every year, with both planned and complex cases being affected.

Routine cardiac surgery will carry on at the hospital as normal.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Today marks 30 years since a 15 year old vanished from Sutton High Street

Lee Boxell had left his home in nearby Cheam to meet friends at a football match but was never seen again.

His father Peter has told the charity Missing People that he is desperate to know what happened to his son.

He says previous tip-offs have proved fruitless.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

A mother has pleaded guilty to abducting her own children at Isleworth Crown Court

34 year old Indea Ford was due to go on trial but pleaded guilty to two charges of abduction before proceedings got underway.

She had moved to Alaska with her two children in 2015 after marrying an American citizen.

But she was arrested last year after the children’s father reported her to police.

She’ll be sentenced later.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:43 pm  

A Stringfellow’s dancer from South West London has won her appeal against HMRC

Tax officers had queried whether or not she should get a rebate on items like nurses outfits, which Gemma Daniels used for her routine.

The self-employed dancer had been asked to pay £8,500 after being told she couldn’t claim for the clothes.

It’s only a partial victory however, as she is not allowed to claim for travelling expenses.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

Police are continuing to investigate a stabbing in Croydon on Saturday night

Officers were called to Bensham Lane at around 9 o’clock.

The victim's injuries are not said to be life-threatening; there have been no arrests.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:30 pm  

The father of a teenager who disappeared from Sutton 30 years ago today has made a fresh appeal to find out what happened to him

15 year old Lee Boxell went missing after going to meet friends in Sutton high street in 1988.

Speaking to charity Missing People, Peter says “I’m almost 72 and don’t want to end my life without discovering what happened to my son.”

A search of a churchyard in Cheam Village following a tip off in 2013 proved fruitless.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:35 pm  

The Radio Jackie morning poll results

Each morning, we'll be asking you a different political question.

Today's question was "Who would you vote for to be PM if we went to the polls tomorrow. Jeremy Corbyn, or Boris Johnson?"

90% of people who took part in this morning's poll, voted for Boris Johnson.

To vote in tomorrow's poll, stay tuned at 7am and 8am and email your answer to [email protected] and the answer will be revealed at 9am.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:49 am  

Staff at a McDonalds in Croydon have been caught chasing a rat out of the restaurant.

Staff at a McDonalds in Croydon have been caught chasing a rat out of the restaurant.

It is thought the rat, which arrived on Friday morning in the restaurant on Church Street, was eventually chased out by employees with a broom.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:08 am  

The first case of the monkey pox virus has arrived in the UK.

The first case of the monkey pox virus has arrived in the UK.

Public health England has confirmed a case was discovered at Heathrow after arriving on a flight from Nigeria.

The virus, caught by an African Naval officer can cause severe illness and also unsightly rashes across the face and body.

There is no specific treatment or vaccine available at present and its similar to the small pox virus.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:04 am  

Surrey Seamers win Premier Division title

Surrey Seamers are the 2018 Surrey Cricket League Premier Division Champions.

They sealed the title on the weekend with a 92 runs win over Reigate Priory.

Sumith Madhusanka’s 92 led the Seamers to 305 for 5 before dismissing Reigate for 218.

Nearest rival Sutton Challengers lost their final match going down by 44 runs to Croydon.

London Gymkhana took the Division One title despite losing their last fixture to Ottershaw & Hamm Moor by 5 runs.

Ploughmans won the Division Two crown last weekend.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:43 am  

Developers to be questioned over Kensington Odeon site

Bosses at Kensington and Chelsea Council have summoned developers of the Kensington Odeon to explain why it remains boarded up three years after it was closed.

Under plans approved in 2016 most of the 92-year-old art deco picture house would be demolished and replaced with apartments, two cinemas and shops.

It’s understood developers Delancey are finalising an £80 million sale.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:58 am  

Chelsea Women begin title defence with draw

Champions Chelsea Women began the defence of their Women's Super League title with a goalless draw against Manchester City Women at Kingsmeadow.

In other results Arsenal Women beat Liverpool Women 5-nil while Reading had a 4-nil win over Yeovil Town Ladies.

Birmingham City Women and Bristol City Women had 1-nil wins over Everton Ladies and Brighton Women respectively.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:10 am  

Sunday, 9 September 2018

Waitrose’s Good Food Guide has announced its top restaurants for 2019

The guide, published on Thursday, celebrates quality eateries and new restaurant discoveries across the UK.

Each position is decided by a combination of cooking score, editor appraisal and the strength of reader feedback.

Seven winners are Surrey restaurants that opened less than a year ago including Dastaan in Ewell, Petriti's in East Molesey,
The Anchor in Ripley and The Clock House in Ripley.

The Good Food Guide’s annual Top 50 restaurant ranking is highly regarded by chefs and restaurant-goers.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:17 pm  

A woman from Isleworth has been charged with attempted murder after a man was stabbed in Barnsley

The victim suffered minor injuries during the incident in the town centre yesterday morning.

Ayaan Ali has also been charged with affray and possession of an offensive weapon.

The 28-year-old has been remanded in custody and will appear before magistrates tomorrow.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:29 pm  

Richmond Council have awarded grants to 8 community projects

Eight community projects have been awarded cash grants thanks to the latest round of Richmond Council’s Community Fund.

Almost 3,000 groups were nominated by the public to receive the grants.

Projects ranging from sports facilities to nature spaces will receive a share of more than £550,000 to help them continue their work.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Hounslow Council have appointed their next Chief Exec

Hounslow Council has confirmed the appointment of Niall Bolger as the Chief Executive.

He is expected to take up the role before the end of the year and is currently the Chief Executive of Sutton Council.

The decision was unanimous by the interview panel after an apparently rigorous recruitment process.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:29 pm  

An elderly woman from West Ewell is taking police to court for 'arresting' her dog

An elderly woman is taking police to court after her dog was seized from her home in West Ewell.

77-year-old Ann Anderson, was at home in Vernon Close last month when three officers and a sergeant came to seize the Yorkshire terrier.

Mrs Anderson was told she would be arrested if she didn’t hand 6-year-old Albert over for rehoming.

Police say she had failed to comply with a dog control measure she’d signed after Albert bit a woman’s ankles in April.

Mrs Anderson has requested the case be taken to court, and Surrey Police is awaiting a court date.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:05 pm  

Police have enforced a Dispersal Zone in Merton Abbey to prevent anti-social behaviour

The zone will be enforced today between 4pm and midnight at the Wickes and Homebase stores on the A24.

It follows complaints from local residents about loud music and a large gathering.

The zone makes it an offence for groups to enter the area, and they face arrest if they refuse to leave.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:05 pm  

The hunt is on to find Merton’s favourite tree

Each year the council asks residents to send in photos of their favourite tree in the borough.

Merton Tree Wardens will inspect the nominations and Merton Council's tree officers will choose the winner.

The deadline for entries is 30th September.

Trees can be nominated they meet the following entry criteria:

A tree can be nominated for its size, form, species, wildlife value, historical and cultural value or its contribution to the townscape.
  • Townscape value: your nomination can be a specimen tree or a group in a public place, which because of its position is visually important to the townscape.
  • Historical and cultural value: does your tree have importance either in relation to Merton or yourself?
  • Wildlife value: does your tree have any of the following? If so, you could note which and how much: Bracket fungi, Galls, Bird roost, Bat roost, Epiphytes (non-parasitic plants growing on the tree, e.g. moss), Dead wood in the branches, Cavities in the trunk or crown, Butterflies.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:07 pm  

There's warnings of measles outbreak in Croydon

Public Health England is advising people in Croydon to make sure they are up to date with both doses of the MMR vaccine.

It follows fears thousands of children could be at risk of an outbreak of measles in the borough.

There have been 31 cases reported in Croydon this year alone compared to just 5 last year.

In total, it’s thought 11,000 children born since the millennium have missed the MMR jab.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:09 pm  

Hounslow's Sir Mo Farah wins his fifth Great North Run in a row

Sir Mo Farah has claimed a record fifth straight victory at the Great North Run.

He won it in a time of 59 minutes and 26 seconds.

Sir Mo, who was born in Somalia but moved to Hounslow aged 8, just missed out on his personal best by four seconds.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:05 pm  

A councillor from Tooting is calling for Universal Credit to be paused in Wandsworth, less than a week after it was introduced there

Kate Forbes says she’s had three people come to her already who allegedly have been wrongly assessed.

The government says the previous benefits system was complex and out of date, and the new system gets people into work faster.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:04 pm  

Streatham MP Chuka Umunna has outlined his reasons for staying in the Labour party, after calling them institutionally racist

Writing in the Independent last month, the Labour MP said the party was guilty of racism towards Jewish people.

He has also refused to rule out forming his own party, saying “who knows what I’ll be doing when I’m 80”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:09 am  

A charity which helps victims of sexual abuse across Surrey is in need of more volunteers at its Leatherhead hub

The Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre needs qualified counsellors to work on a voluntary basis.

The charity, based in Guildford, has been providing specialist support for anyone affected by rape and sexual abuse in Surrey since 1992.
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