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Saturday, 24 November 2018

Stolen items found at Cobham property

Police are appealing to find the owners of a number of items found in Cobham.

Officer found the suspected stolen items during a property search earlier today, and seized them.

Following the discovery, a 37 year-old man and a 17 year-old boy were arrested on suspicion of burglary.

You can see the stolen items here.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:22 pm  

Seven men charged with drug dealing in Woking

Seven men have been charged after police executed 13 drugs-related warrants around Woking earlier this week.

On Wednesday morning 150 officers carried out the warrants at a number of properties suspected to be involved in the supply of Class A drugs.

They arrested 15 people.

Yesterday, seven of them were charged with conspiracy to supply cocaine, and are due appear at Guildford Crown Court on the 21st of December.

Of the remaining eight, six have been released from custody but remain under investigation, and two have been released with no further action.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:41 pm  

Mystery donor gives dozens of Elvis albums to Feltham charity shop

A mystery donor has given dozens of Elvis Presley albums on vinyl to the Princess Alice Hospice shop in Feltham.

One customer has already turned up and spent £100 buying some of the collection.

The hospice tweeted saying they were “All Shook Up” by the gift.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:06 pm  

Man assaulted on Coulsdon South train

Police are searching for a woman in connection with an assault on a train in Coulsdon.

It’s after a man and a woman were travelling towards London Victoria, at around midnight on 5th August.

They were approached by another woman who accused them of giving her a ‘dirty look’ and struck them, before getting off the train at Coulsdon South.

If you have any information contact the British Transport Police by sending a text to 61016 or by calling 0800 40 50 40.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:07 pm  

The initial steps have begun in turning Ham Village Green into a Dementia friendly park

When complete, it will be the third such park in Richmond borough.

Mosaics designed by residents to celebrate the heritage of the site have been added to the Green’s entrance.

Other improvements due to be made will be the installation of a new semi-circular bench and trail.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:31 pm  

Hundreds of trees are to be planted across Croydon to help cut air pollution

Over 800 have been planted by the council over the last year with 650 being planted over the coming months.

The authority wants to see the introduction of an additional 3,500 trees across the area over the next 5 years.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:32 pm  

An eight-year-old boy has raised over £120 for Princess Alice Hospice, in memory of a much-loved family friend

Stanley Parrott grew carrots, beetroots, sunflowers and more, and sold them around his local area.

His friend Nobby Wadmore was cared for at the Esher hospice, until he passed away in January.

But Stanley already has winter vegetables on the way, and plans to continue to grow his business.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:09 pm  

Sutton has one of the lowest rates of HIV in the capital

However it’s been revealed people in the borough are often diagnosed later on compared to in other areas.

As part of National HIV Testing Week, which starts on Saturday, the council is reminding people to get tested.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:31 pm  

Surrey Cricket League's Annual Awards

The Surrey Cricket League’s annual Awards Presentation dinner takes place this evening in New Malden.

Sutton Challengers won the Premier Division title.

Park Hill and Ploughmans won the Division One and Two titles respectively.

Sutton Challengers’ batsman Deepak Rajurkar will receive the Radio Jackie Award for the Highest Score of the season.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:33 am  

England rugby coach to start Jamie George at Twickenham.

England rugby union head coach Eddie Jones says starting Jamie George over Dylan Hartley gives his side a better defence against Australia.

The Saracens player gets the nod as hooker for today's game at Twickenham.

And that means that England co-captain Hartley has to settle for a place on the bench:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:14 am  

South Western Railway hits back at the rail union on the last planned day of action

Rail passengers on South Western Railway are facing more disruption today because of an on-going strike over guards.

It's the third Saturday in a row rail users have had their journeys disrupted but is the last planned strike by the network.

Only around half of services are running.

Meanwhile the RMT has tweeted that the dispute is not about money but about the safety for the passengers.

However a spokesman for the railway line says it’s repeatedly guaranteed the changes would mean more guards not fewer
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:04 am  

Ahead of their London derby against Tottenham later, Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri says he doesn't believe his side are Premier League title contenders

That's despite them remaining unbeaten this season.

Sarri admits his team still have a way to go to match the leaders Manchester City.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:36 am  

Road re-opened after large blaze in Sunbury

A road has now been re-opened after a large blaze in Sunbury.

The roof and part of the first floor of the house on Fordbridge Road were alight.

The brigade were called around quarter to twelve.

The cause of the fire is being investigated and nobody was hurt.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:05 am  

Kingston Hospital is trialling a new flu test that could reduce unnecessary hospital admissions and bed blocking

A swab kit, called cobas Liat, can determine if a patient has the virus within 20 minutes.

Its makers say it could save the health service as much as £24 million a year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:07 am  

Friday, 23 November 2018

A couple has been jailed for multiple drug offences

Claudia De Souza and her partner Hamil Rozetta from Epsom, both appeared in court for possession with intent to supply Class A drugs.

In June, officers conducted a search of a property in Epsom where they found a large quantity of drugs believed to be worth over £3000.

The pair received a combined sentence of 11 years and seven months.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:06 pm  

Surrey’s ambulance trust is merging some of its resources

SECAmb, which also serves Kent and Sussex, has announced plans to form an alliance to “improve efficiency and benefit patient care.”

It’ll join forces with South Western and West Midlands ambulance services through initiatives such as the joint procurement of supplies, including equipment and fuel.

SECAmb says there are no plans to merge services or restructure existing operations.

It says the changes mean that the three Trusts can make “every pound of taxpayers’ money work as efficiently as possible.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:06 pm  

A man from Epsom has appeared in court

Daniel Morris has been charged with vehicle interference, theft from a motor vehicle, drugs and driving offences.

The 19 year old has been given conditional bail after he appeared at Staines Magistrate’s Court.

He is next due to appear in court in January.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:07 pm  

Horses brought the M25 to a standstill earlier.

They escaped two vans on the hard shoulder meaning the clockwise stretch had to be completely closed at Wisley just before midday.

Delays of over an hour and a half ensued.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri says he delighted that N'Golo Kante has agreed a contract extension at the club

The French midfielder has penned a new five year deal at Stamford Bridge.

Sarri believes it's an important signing for the club.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

A second dog walker has been rescued from the Thames in Hammersmith in the space of two weeks

46 year old Sam Swinscoe was stranded in waist-high freezing water after wading in to save her 4 month old Jack Russell Monty.

He’d chased a seagull over a wall.

On Remembrance Sunday, woman also become stranded on the foreshore while trying to save her Chihuahua and had to be rescued.

Chiswick RNLI says it’s the 9th dog-walker related rescue this year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

Revised fees for Blue Badge holders will come into effect at Kingston hospital on January the 7th

There was an outcry after the trust announced it would start charging the permit holders to park.

Almost 600 people took part in a consultation to see if the charges should be reversed.

Bosses say although they won’t scrap them completely, a flat daytime fee of £2.00 will be implemented.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Hounslow council says it supports London Mayor Sadiq Khan’s ban on junk food advertising on the TfL network

The ban will come into effect in February to help tackle childhood obesity.

London has one of the highest child overweight and obesity rates in Europe.

Young people in deprived areas such as Barking and Dagenham are almost twice as likely to be overweight as children from Richmond.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

Today marks one year on from a murder in Clapham

32 year old Piotr Woroneicki was found unconscious in Parma Crescent, and died at the scene.

Crimestoppers has put up a reward of £10,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.

It later emerged that there had been several attempts made to break into his house on Clapham Common Northside.

Despite getting into his flat, £100,000 in cash and "a significant amount" of Class A drugs were left untouched.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

Surrey County Council is opposing a proposal that would allow "exploratory" fracking in the county.

Under the plan, permission would be granted to fracking companies through a “permitted development right.”

This means they don’t have to seek permission from the council involved.

Fracking involves injecting liquid at high pressure into rocks and boreholes to force open existing fissures and extract oil or gas.

It started in Lancashire in mid-October but has since been halted three times because of earth tremors that exceeded guidelines.

In 2008, an exploratory fracking drilling licence was issued for an area encompassing Croydon, Sutton, Mitcham and Epsom.

However, the license expired before work got underway.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:30 pm  

Teenage girl missing from Walton

**Francesca has now been found**

Police are appealing for the public’s help in locating a vulnerable 15-year-old girl from Walton.

Francesca Grant was last seen yesterday evening at approximately 10 o'clock.

She is described as white, 5 ft. 9 inches tall, with a slim build, with dark brown hair with a red tint and a tanned complexion.

Francesca was last wearing a camo-style jacket, black leggings and trainers, and has three piercings in each ear.

She has links to the Elmbridge, Epsom, Leatherhead and Guildford areas.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:38 pm  

1 in 85 people in Kingston are considered homeless

That’s according to charity Shelter which has released its new figures.

170,000 people in the capital are without a home.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:39 am  

More protests are due to take place today in the capital.

More protests are due to take place today in the capital.

Environmentalists will take to the streets for the third day running, to try and make the public aware about extinction and what could result if the Government doesn’t act on climate change.

Protests will be in Earls Court, Victoria, Tower Bridge and Elephant and Castle.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:04 am  

Only 39% of boys at Feltham Young Offenders’ Institution have access to a daily shower

That’s according to a new survey by prisons’ charity The Howard League for penal Reform.

In some of the most troubled jails, less than half of prisoners claim they are able to shower daily.

The statistics were slightly better at Wandsworth prison, with 51% of inmates saying they have access to a shower every day.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:06 am  



That’s the warning Surrey Police is issuing ahead of this year’s Road Safety Week.

One cyclist or motorcyclist is killed or seriously injured every hour on British roads; over a third of those travel by bike.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:05 am  

The Transport Secretary has announced plans for a new direct air route between Heathrow and Newquay.

Epsom MP Chris Grayling says the route will benefit people in the South West when it is introduced from April next year.

The move comes as part of the Governments promises to better connect regional areas with Heathrow.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:06 am  

Chelsea's N'Golo Kante has signed a new five-year contract until 2023.

The midfielder won the Premier League in his first season at Stamford Bridge after joining from previous champions Leicester in 2016.

He helped the team lift the FA Cup in the last campaign and has now made over 100 appearances for the club.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:22 am  

Homeless and unemployed people in Richmond will no longer be charged by the council to keep their belongings safe.

Homeless and unemployed people in Richmond will no longer be charged by the council to keep their belongings safe.

The council has a statutory duty to look after the property if it is at risk of loss or damage.

After a consultation, the new administration has decided to scrap the fees.

Unemployed people will still pay for storage but with an interest free repayment plan, based on their individual financial circumstances.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:05 am  

Detectives have re issued an appeal one year to the day of the murder of Piotr Woreoneicki in Clapham.

His body was found on the street at Parma Crescent and police want to hear from anyone who saw Piotr in the days leading to his death.

A reward of up to £10,000 is being offered by the independent charity Crimestoppers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:04 am  

Only 1 in 6 prisoners in London claim they are able to shower on a daily basis.

Only 1 in 6 prisoners in London claim they are able to shower on a daily basis.

At Feltham Young Offenders’ Institution, it stands at just 39%.

The figures have been released by prisons’ charity The Howard League for penal Reform.

It says that “bold action” is needed by the Government.

The statistics were slightly better at Wandsworth prison, with 51% of inmates saying they have access to a shower every day.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:47 am  

QPR still optimistic about new stadium

Queens Park Rangers is pushing ahead with plans to try and create a new home for the club at the Linford Christie athletics stadium site next to Wormwood Scrubs.

A study commissioned by the club says a new 30-thousand seater ground could bring huge benefits and secure the Championship side’s future in the W12 area.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:12 am  

Woman who disrupted flight from Heathrow faces jail

A woman whose drunken behaviour on a flight from Heathrow forced the pilot to return to London has been warned she faces a prison sentence.

Forty-three-year-old Michelle Vanbuskirk swigged from a gin bottle, shouted at passengers and assaulted a stewardess on the United Airlines flight to Washington on September 23rd.

She’ll be sentenced at Isleworth Crown Court on February 1st.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:19 am  

Thursday, 22 November 2018

Kingston could see a new memorial bench in honour of a much loved resident

Moses Jon N'Kanar, who has been dubbed “Kingston’s very own legend,” passed away in hospital last week.

An online crowdsourcing campaign has been started to raise the £1,750 needed to erect the bench and plaque in his memory.

His funeral is expected to take place on Tuesday at the Putney Vale Cemetery.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:03 pm  

Stanwell property granted closure for drug dealing

A property in Stanwell has been granted a closure order after it was taken over for drug dealing.

The address in De Havilland Way will be closed for three months, allowing only those named on the court order into the property.

It comes after local residents reported they were frightened for their safety, and couldn’t sleep due to loud music and shouting.

The property was subject a wider national issue known as county lines.

It’s where dealers form criminal networks to sell illegal drugs across borders to as many people as possible.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:16 pm  

The busiest food-bank in London says they need help

London’s busiest food-bank says it desperately needs help due to rising demand.

Families relying on Hammersmith and Fulham’s service have more than doubled since 2016.

The bank saw the biggest number of clients in London relying on its facilities between April and September.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:15 pm  

A man’s been attacked in Epsom

The incident happened at around 8 o’clock on Sunday night in Laburnum Road.

The victim had just dropped his family off at home and headed back out to pick up some food.

As he was walking along the street, the suspect stepped out in front of him and demanded money.

He refused and attempted to continue walking at which point the offender grabbed him around the neck and both ended up on the floor.

The victim ended up with a slight nose bleed and black eye and it’s believed the offender may have received similar injuries.

The offender’s been described as a white male, 5’9” tall and of stocky build and it’s believed he spoke with an Eastern European accent.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:11 pm  

1 in 438 people in Merton are considered homeless

That’s according to charity Shelter which has released its new figures today.

170,000 people in the capital are without a home.

David Robinson is assistant director at Wimbledon based Evolve Housing and Support, which aims to help people get off the street.

The east London borough of Newham has the highest number of homeless people in England, 1 in every 24.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:10 pm  

Sir David Attenborough says he cries more easily now he's older

But the 92-year-old Richmond resident has told The Times he's never been moved to tears during filming.

His latest show "Dynasties" sparked controversy earlier this week after crew intervened to help rescue penguin chicks trapped in an icy ravine.

Sir David says it was the right thing to do.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

South East Coast Ambulance has been to Dubai and Abu Dhabi to try and recruit more clinical advisors

The service, which covers Surrey, Sussex and Kent, has been struggling to fill vacancies at 999 and 111 call centres.

It says it saw “significant interest” from people in those Middle Eastern regions and has offered 48 jobs following interviews.

Bosses say the recruitment drive will improve the safety of patients waiting for an ambulance.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:57 pm  

Fire broke out in Tooting earlier.

Part of a bedroom in a first floor flat in Garratt Lane was damaged by the blaze just after 12.30.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:32 pm  

A wedding and events company has been voted best business in Epsom and Ewell

Four Gables Group in Ashtead won the award at the annual Epsom and Ewell Business Awards, hosted by Radio Jackie.

The company was launched in 2012.

The winners have told us “we’ve loved getting to know everyone locally and would like to say a big thank you to you for supporting us along the way.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Claudio Ranieri takes charge of his first game as Fulham manager tomorrow when they host fellow strugglers Southampton at Craven Cottage.

His side are bottom of the Premier League with just 5 points from 12 games.

Ranieri says his side need a new mentality.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:54 pm  

Campaigners worried about the rate of development across Kingston have just handed a petition in to the council.

Over 30,000 new homes are being proposed for the borough between next year and 2041.

But some residents claim this number is nearly three times the number of homes needed even if there’s a population boom.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:08 pm  

Tributes are being paid to a much loved man in Kingston.

A condolence page has been set up online for Moses Jon N’Kanor, who passed away in hospital last week.

Mr N’ Kanor, who has been described as “Kingston’s very own legend,” was popular for his work in the community.

A GoFund me page has been set up to raise money for a bench in his memroey.

To add your support, click here

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:05 pm  

Mumford and Sons has rescheduled four gigs cancelled this week because of "unforeseen technical and logistical challenges".

The band from Wimbledon has tweeted new summer dates in Liverpool, Sheffield, Manchester and Cardiff.

Apologising to fans in a heart-felt letter, they said they would "never postpone shows lightly" and were left with "no other choice".
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:03 pm  

The Scottish economy could see a boost of £17 million a year according to Heathrow

It’s thanks to the introduction of 80,000 extra seats on routes which connect Inverness to the West London airport.

It says the move will make Scotland better connected to the rest of the world.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

The Home Office and police are being accused of “fundamental failings” over the Parsons Green tube attack

A report by the intelligence watchdog found there had been a “litany of errors” in the case of 18 year old perpetrator Ahmed Hassan.

The report’s also found failings led to missed opportunities to stop the Manchester Arena bombing.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:02 pm  

England rugby union head coach Eddie Jones has decided to stick with Jamie George at hooker for Saturday's final autumn international with Australia at Twickenham.

It means co-captain Dylan Hartley will be on the bench alongside fit again Manu Tuilagi.

Fellow skipper Owen Farrell returns to the starting line-up at fly-half as one of nine changes from the win over Japan.

Joe Cokanasiga comes in for the injured Jack Nowell on the wing.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

Works are continuing to remove a 35ft long lump of concrete from a sewer in Richmond.

Works are continuing to remove a 35ft long lump of concrete from a sewer in Richmond.

Thames Water says it is actively seeking to prosecute the person who purposely poured it down the sewer under Richmond Road.

Lee Irving from Thames Water says it’s such a senseless act that will end up costing thousands.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:04 am  

Hammersmith and Fulham Council wants to end rough sleeping via a new mobile phone app.

Hammersmith and Fulham Council wants to end rough sleeping via a new mobile phone app.

People in the borough who are worried about someone sleeping on the streets can now log their location in the new StreetLink app.

It is hoped the information will help the outreach teams find the person to offer them support.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:06 am  

Environmental protestors are out on the streets for the second day today in Earls Court.

Yesterday, Extinction Rebellion protestors blocked traffic at Tower and Vauxhall bridges, Elephant and Castle and Earls Court.

The road blocking protests are expected to take place today and tomorrow.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:23 am  

There’s an outcry over plans to build a block of flats on the site of an old community centre in Epsom.

The Wells Centre closed two years ago, due to a large funding shortfall, angering many residents.

Epsom and Ewell Council says that there was a consultation over the building work in October, but it only got 40 responses.

But Wells resident Debra Sparrum says she doesn’t believe that, since a petition received 300 signatures.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:06 am  

People in Epsom have marched in the Town Hall over plans to build a block of flats on the site of a community centre.

The Wells Centre closed two years ago, and the site has been dormant ever since.

Epsom and Ewell Council says that there was a consultation last month, but it only got 40 responses.

Conservative Councillor Bernie Muir has attacked the Resident’s Association over their plans.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:48 am  

AFC Wimbledon will travel to FC Halifax in the 2nd round of the FA Cup.

It’s been confirmed after the non-league Yorkshire club won their first round replay.

The second round tie takes place on December 1st, kicking off at 12:30.

It will also be live on BT sport.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am  

Hayes MP John McDonnell says he would refuse to live in Downing Street if Labour took power.

The shadow labour chancellor says, were Labour to win a general election, he would still commute from Hayes to Westminster.

He wouldn’t move into number 11.

Speaking to newsnight, he said this is because his community and family are what’s important.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 am  

Surrey county residents are going to be given a say on a number of budget cuts.

The council needs to save £85 million next year which means some changes need to be made to services in the area.

Reigate and Banstead Council says the services which are due to see amendments made include:

Children centres, those with so called SEND needs, and changes to bus fare concessions, library services and recycling centres.

The council has seen its grants cut by over £200m since 2010.

People need to share their views before the 4th January next year to help shape the future of services.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 am  

Former Chelsea legend Didier Drogba has retired from football.

The 40 year old striker had two spells at the blues, scoring 164 goals and playing nearly 400 games.

The Ivory Coast international earned a fair share of silverware, winning four premier league titles and the champions’ league in 2012.

He finishes his career at the American club Phoenix Rising, a team that he co-owns.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 am  

Three men have been charged with a string of aggravated burglaries in Croydon.

They have been charged with 6 counts, including impersonating a police constable and theft.

The men, who are aged between 19 and 21, were bailed at Croydon magistrates’ court yesterday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:15 am  

Croydon Council has appointed a new executive director.

Hazel Simmonds will lead the new Gateway, Strategy, and Engagement division.

The focus of the directorate is to deliver more services with local communities, including housing, and the council’s Gateway welfare service.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 am  

A former independent from New Malden is the Lib Dem's London Mayoral candidate

The Liberal Democrats have chosen a former independent as their candidate for the 2020 London Mayoral election.

When she last ran in 2012, Siobhan Benita, who lives in New Malden, gained over 83,000 first-preference votes.

That was only 8,000 behind the then Lib Dem candidate Brian Paddick.

The former civil servant said she joined the Liberal Democrats the morning after the EU referendum.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 am  

Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Do you recognise these watches, sunglasses, and jewellery found in Stanwell?

Police are appealing to find the owners of a number of valuable items found in Stanwell.

Officers came across the items when a 43 year old man was stopped and searched on 2nd November.

In his possession were nine watches, three designer sunglasses, and jewellery.

He was arrested on suspicion of handling stolen goods and possession of Class A drugs.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

Appeal of Banstead man who smuggled drugs worth £16 mil rejected

A Heathrow baggage handler jailed for his part in smuggling £16 million drugs into the country will not have his sentence reduced.

41 year old Joysen Siven Jhurry from Banstead was jailed for 16 years after importing over 100kg of cocaine into the UK.

He was found guilty in December 2016 and has since admitted conspiracy to import cocaine and cannabis.

His plea to have his sentence reduced was rejected in court.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:05 pm  

Tributes are being paid to a much loved man in Kingston

A condolence page has been set up online for Moses Jon N'Kanor, who passed away in hospital last week.

Mr N'Kanor who has been described as 'Kingston's very own legend,' was popular for his work in the community and his eccentric dress sense.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Parents at Selhurst school complain about 'Pride' event

A school in Selhurst has received complaints after holding a “Pride” event for pupils.

Christian parents talked to the board of governors of Heavers Farm Primary after the event on the 29th of June.

One parent says she and her child were treated antagonistically after she complained.

Christian Concern says it’s considering a judicial review.

The school says that “most of the feedback was really positive”, and they would not “shy away” from important issues.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:39 pm  

15 people have been arrested on suspicion of drug dealing this morning after 150 officers swept across Woking

Among them was a 15 year old boy who was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs.

Detective Inspector Andy Greaves says the warrants came about after “months of proactive and investigative work”.

All the suspects are in custody, waiting to be questioned.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:23 pm  

Labour’s Shadow Culture minister has called for a people’s vote on the terms of the Brexit deal

In a column for the Evening Standard, Croydon North MP Steve Reed said that the current deal breaks Labour’s six tests.

However, it’s now being reported that Mr Reed will have to speak to the party whips.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:05 pm  

Thieves attempted to rob the Sainsbury’s in Staines in the early hours of this morning

The suspects went to the supermarket at around 1.40 and reversed a white truck through the main doors.

While they attempted to tie a rope around the safe in the Bureau de Change, they were unsuccessful and left empty-handed.

Night-time staff were left shaken but unharmed.

If you have any information, contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:10 pm  

A man has died after a house fire in Carshalton

The brigade was called to Rushen Walk just after 11.

Half of the ground floor was damaged by the fire.

The cause is under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:04 pm  

To flush or not to flush? that is the question Thames Water is asking Londoners

The utilities company has launched a new campaign aimed at making people aware of what exactly can be put down the loo.

One of the worst blockages, made up of 130 tonnes of wet wipes and cooking fat, was discovered in Kingston’s sewers in 2013.

Lee Irving with Thames Water explains just how much of a problem these Fatbergs are.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:22 pm  

This week is Alcohol Awareness Week

Hounslow Council is raising awareness this year by adopting the theme of “change”.

The aim is to get people to start talking about alcohol and its effects on others.

The council says £18.5 million on average is spent every year on healthcare costs because of the repercussions of alcohol abuse.

Every year on average 1,400 young people in the borough are affected by either both or 1 parent misusing the substance.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:39 am  

Detectives investigating an assault on two police officers in Merton Park on Saturday have arrested a second man.

Detectives investigating an assault on two police officers in Merton Park have arrested a second man.

A 20-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm last night.

He remains in custody at a south-west London police station.

Another man, 20 year old Martin Payne from South Croydon, was arrested and subsequently charged with assault causing ABH and assault on an emergency services worker.

He is further charged with driving without insurance and driving other than in accordance with a licence.

He appeared at Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court on Monday and has been remanded in custody to appear at Kingston Crown Court on Friday, the 14th of December.

The two officers were taken to a west London hospital.

A female officer sustained head injuries and a male officer suffered cuts.

He is also believed to have sustained a fractured rib. Both officers have been discharged from hospital.

Detectives from the South West Command Unit are investigating.

Police are still looking for a third man.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:07 am  

Heathrow could soon be linked directly to a number of Surrey train stations in hope it will reduce traffic to the airport.

The map, which has been released by Heathrow Southern Rail shows passengers could soon travel from Guildford, Woking and Staines to the airport.

It is the first time a scheme like this has been proposed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:02 am  

Sir Vince Cable Twickenham MP speaks about Interpol results

A Russian general's been defeated in his attempt to become the president of Interpol.

South Korea's Kim Jong Yang won the vote.

It's a relief to western governments who were opposed to Moscow having one of its own as the head of the international police organisation.

US senators had warned it would be like 'putting a fox in charge of the hen house'.

Lib Dem leader, and Twickenham MP Sir Vince Cable objected too.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:25 am  

More than 600 “genuinely affordable” houses are to be built on a former gasworks in Fulham.

The 16 acre plot in Imperial Road is being transformed into a new neighbourhood.

But Hammersmith and Fulham council says affordable properties will be mixed in to ensure everyone has a chance at getting on the housing ladder.

The authority says it’s also in an effort to stop foreign investors buying up houses.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:04 am  

One of Surrey’s biggest jails has seen a deterioration in education work and training.

One of Surrey’s biggest jails has seen a deterioration in education work and training.

Jackie's Lucy Mayer takes a look at the problems facing Send Women's Prison.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:26 am  

Sutton knocked out of FA Cup

National League South outfit Slough are through to the FA Cup second round after pulling off an upset to knock out Sutton United on penalties.

They will now face either Gillingham or Hartlepool who play their replay tonight.

Halifax Town will face AFC Wimbledon in round two after they beat League Two side Morecambe 1-nil.

Tranmere Rovers secured themselves a Merseyside derby in the next round against Southport after they beat Oxford City 2-nil.

Doncaster Rovers put seven past Chorley to book a trip to Charlton after Lee Bowyer's side beat Mansfield 5-nil.

Elsewhere there were victories for Chesterfield, Bradford City, Cheltenham, Southend and Oxford United.

Bristol Rovers host Barnet and Salford take on Shrewsbury Town in tonight's other replays.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:04 am  

Water authorities want help in reducing 'fatbergs'

The word ‘fatberg’ first surfaced and made it into the newspapers in August 2013 when a bus sized solid mass of oil, grease and disposables was removed from drains under London Road in Kingston.

Thames Water is reminding us not to flush nappies, wet-wipes and cotton buds down the toilet.

The company says it's costing them £18 million a year to clear thousands of blocked pipes.

Henry Badman from the water board says their message is clear.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:10 am  

Tuesday, 20 November 2018

A man has been charged with murder following a death in Chessington

Gerald Matovu is set to appear at Wimbledon Magistrates' court tomorrow over the murder of Eric Michels.

The 25-year-old has also been charged with a number of separate offences including fraud, theft and possession of a Class C drug.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:35 pm  

A wanted man has been found by police at a McDonald's in Walton

The officers were out on their lunch break when they saw Jackson Hickey at the fast food outlet earlier today.

The 46-year-old had been wanted on recall to prison and had been the subject of a manhunt since Monday.

In a statement, Surrey Police said they let him "finish his coffee" before taking him back to prison.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:47 pm  

Former Fulham player Danny Murphy is among 17 former footballers suing an asset management firm over payments to agents

It’s after they asked their agents to recommend a financial adviser and were put in touch with Formation Asset Management Ltd.

The company gave them advice on a number of investments.

The High Court heard they paid commission for this, but were not told the money would be shared with the agents.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:20 pm  

Wandsworth’s transport spokesman questions TFL

Wandsworth’s transport spokesman is asking if Transport for London really is serious about carrying out a revamp of the one way system.

Councillor Jonathan Cook says the uncertainty could soon start to affect private sector investment in the town centre.

He wants a “strong commitment” that the project will suffer no further delays following 10 years of debate.

The scheme would remove all through traffic from Wandsworth High Street, improving cycling and pedestrian routes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:33 pm  

Prince Charles was in Battersea this afternoon

The heir to the throne took a tour of the Royal College of Art’s Dyson Building.

His Royal Highness was commended for his contribution to the arts at a short ceremony.

It’s the Prince of Wales’s first visit to the Royal College of Art since he took up the role of Royal Visitor in May.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:09 pm  

A senior police officer has warned the public only to help officers dealing with violent suspects "if they can safely do so"

It's after a video emerged showing people standing by as two officers were attacked while trying to make an arrest in Merton Park on Saturday.

One man did eventually step in to assist.

The Police Federation says assaults on staff could result in them letting more dangerous individuals go.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

We're in Kingston talking to market traders about a new counter terrorism campaign ahead of Christmas

The Counter Terrorism Policing Network has launched its biggest ever winter advertising campaign.

Officers are asking shoppers to keep their eyes and ears open over the festive period.

They’re also asking Christmas market holders to be extra vigilant to help combat terrorism.

We’ve been to Kingston marketplace to see what traders there think of the news.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:04 pm  

A Met officer who threw a homeless man, who later died, out of Uxbridge Police Station has been fired.

63 year old Pericles Malagardis had been sleeping rough at Heathrow airport; he’d gone to collect his dog from officers at the station.

He was ejected just before 1am on March the 5th 2016.

Officers found him unresponsive outside the station five hours later despite the fact PC Bhupinder Kalsi was inside.

PC Kalsi was dismissed without notice.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:33 pm  

Chris Ashton has been ruled out of England's final rugby union autumn international against Australia on Saturday

The Sale winger missed training after picking up a calf injury during this weekend's 35-15 win over Japan at Twickenham.

Ashton made his first England start for four years in the narrow 16-15 defeat by New Zealand the week before.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Two men have been arrested following a murder in Teddington

Police were called to reports of a body at a house in Cromwell Road on Saturday afternoon.

A post-mortem confirmed the victim, 58-year-old Carl Whitehead, died from blunt force trauma.

A 37-year-old and a 52-year-old were arrested on suspicion of murder yesterday, and remain in custody.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:36 pm  

A man who subjected a woman to a violent sexual assault at Hounslow West Underground station has been jailed

Debbouche Zakaria will spend 30 months behind bars.

He’s also been handed a seven year Sexual Harm Prevention Order and placed on the sex offenders register for ten years.

He’s also been banned from travelling on the underground overnight.

Zakaria followed his victim off a train on September the 1st.

He approached her, telling her it was his birthday and asking for a hug.

He then kissed and touched her inappropriately.

When questioned, Zakaria admitted a charge of sexual assault by penetration, but gave mostly “no comment” answers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:02 pm  

A shed in Esher has been named the best in the country

Volunteer session leader Ken Snowdon receives the award

The ‘Man Shed’ at the Princess Alice Hospice won ‘Shed of the Year 2018’ at the at the annual ShedFest event.

The shed provides a range of wood and metal work activities for bereaved or terminally ill men.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Kingston Shopmobility is not closing says Council Leader

Kingston’s Council Leader is adamant the borough’s Shopmobility service is not closing.

The scheme lends manual and powered wheelchairs and scooters to anyone with limited mobility to enable them to get out and about.

But there have been issues surrounding the staffing and funding of the service prompting users, like Debra, to speak out.

Kingston’s Lib Dem Leader Liz Green says;

"I have instructed the officers to ensure a way forward is found to keep the service running. We just don’t know yet exactly how it will operate and who will be running it."
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

Hounslow is educating residents about online fraud

Hounslow Council is working with Natwest to stop people in the borough falling victim to fraud.

The council is educating people by providing drop-in sessions at Brentford Library.

People will get advice on how to bank safely, how to avoid being a victim of online fraud and how scams work all together.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

Police are hunting a man in connection with an incident involving a school girl in Tadworth

A 10-year-old was walking along Merland Rise when a dark green Peugeot 106 pulled up alongside her on Monday 23rd October.

The driver asked her to get in, but she ran off screaming and he drove off.

The victim saw the same man a week later in Marbles Way but on this occasion, he didn’t approach her.

Officers have issued an e-fit of the suspect and are asking residents to take a look to try and identify him.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:03 am  

Kingston and Sutton Councils are trialling a new recycling scheme to stop the illegal use of refuse and recycling sites.

It is hoped the move will deter irresponsible rouge traders at the sites at Villiers Road and Kimpton Park Way.

Visitors as of the 3rd December in vans, mini buses or pick-up trucks will need register their visit and be limited to just 12 a year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:24 am  

Volunteers actually hindered the clean-up process after flooding hit Surrey in 2014

That’s according to a council report seen by the Local Democracy Reporting Service.

Around 1,000 homes were flooded after the Thames burst its banks.

However volunteers, who didn’t belong to any official organisation, descended and became “a drain” on overstretched resources.

A spokesman for both Surrey CC and Runneymede Borough Council says lessons have been learned.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:51 am  

Services out of Waterloo are back to normal, after engineering works caused major disruption yesterday.

Services out of Waterloo are back to normal, after engineering works caused major disruption yesterday.

The advice from South Western Railway was not to travel at all yesterday.

Over running engineering works meant Earlsfield, Raynes Park and Surbiton stations were closed during the morning rush hour.

Although some lines re-opened at around midday, disruption and cancellations have lasted all day.

To add to the problem, over running works on the Southern and Thameslink networks also meant delays there.

A track fault on Friday night meant Waterloo bound trains weren’t stopping at New Malden or Raynes Park for over two hours on SWR.

And strike action on Saturday saw thousands of England Rugby fans disrupted on their way to Twickenham.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:07 am  

Wandsworth Council will be giving its feedback later this week on improvements due to be made to facilities on Tooting Common.

The authority will be asked to approve plans to replace the sports pitch at the Triangle site on Thursday.

The adjacent buildings could also soon be home to changing rooms, showers, a café and a children’s play area.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:04 am  

A girl from Croydon is missing.

A girl from Croydon is missing.

15 year old Nadia Zorkot has been missing since 6 o’clock on Sunday.

She was last seen in the Thornton Heath area and is thought to be wearing a yellow coat and jeans.

Her family and officers are concerned for her welfare.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:03 am  

Police are appealing for witnesses following a car crash in New Malden

It’s after two cars collided early on Thursday morning

It happened at the junction of Malden Road and Cavendish Road between 12:45 and 1:10 am.

Anyone with information should contact 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:24 am  

Police concerned for welfare of woman missing from Brentford

Police searching for a missing woman from Syon say they are concerned for her welfare.

35 year old Kerry Ennis has been missing since Sunday afternoon.

She was last seen wearing a long white 'blouse dress', blue jeans and a black leather jacket.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 am  

Monday, 19 November 2018

Man wanted for GBH following Chiswick fight

Police are searching for a man after an assault in Chiswick.

Officers were called to an altercation on Fielding Road at the junction with The Avenue just before 1:10am on Sunday 28th October.

It’s reported the fight had initially started at around 10 on Saturday night, and left three young men with injuries.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

UPDATE: Teenager charged with Stonecot Hill stabbing

A teenager has been charged after a 15-year-old boy was stabbed in the head in Sutton.

Police were called to Stonecot Hill just before 5.30 on Thursday afternoon.

The teenager was taken to hospital but his injuries were not deemed life-threatening or life-changing, and he was later discharged.

The 16 year old boy was charged with grievous bodily harm and possession of an offensive weapon.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:09 pm  

Wanted man has links to Elmbridge

Police are hunting a man with links to Elmbridge.

46 year old Jackson Hickey is wanted in connection with a recent breach of his licence conditions.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:23 pm  

A shop in Tolworth has been fined over £3,000 for breaching food hygiene standards

A Polish delicatessen in Tolworth Broadway has been ordered to pay over £3,000 after pleading guilty to food hygiene standards.

Breaches at SMAK included storing meat at the wrong temperature, not handling meat properly and selling out of date food.

Over 15 kilos of unwrapped and pre-packed ready to eat foods being sold at a discounted price were beyond their ‘use by’ dates.

As well as being fined £500, the business was ordered to pay Kingston Council’s court costs, which totalled over £3,000.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:37 pm  

Over 5,000 blood donation appointments remain unfilled at London's donor centres

The number is over 1,000 in Tooting alone.

According to NHS Blood and Transplant, it is important that donors keep their appointments in the run up to Christmas.

The Met office has predicted below average temps leading to a greater risk of snow that could keep more donors away.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Heathrow says it is liaising with the family of a man who collapsed there.

61 year old Antony Taylor had booked a wheelchair but was apparently left standing for 30 minutes.

He has a long-term spinal condition, after being shot by militants while reporting in Saudi Arabia 14 years ago.

A spokesperson told us: “We apologise to Mr Taylor for the distress he experienced while he waited for a wheelchair.

Our team has been in touch with him and we are looking into the particular circumstances of his journey as a matter of urgency.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

Fire broke out in a basement flat in Chelsea this morning

Crews were called to the property in Edith Grove just before 7.30.

A woman and two men left the property before the Brigade arrived.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Bikers and cyclists account for nearly half of all serious road injuries and deaths in London

That’s according to charity Brake which is launching its "Bike Smart" Campaign week today.

Slowing down, looking out for bikes at junctions and allowing more room for overtaking are some of the many recommendations.

Driver are also being advised to use " Dutch reach"

It means using the hand farthest from the door handle which forces drivers to look over their shoulders before opening a car door.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

A man has died following an accident in Cobham

It happened in Oakdene Parade just before 11.30 this morning.

A silver Ford Mondeo collided with a lamppost and the driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

The passenger in the car is not believed to have been injured.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

A report has found mistakes made during a rail accident last year had similarities to a fatal accident at Clapham Junction 30 years ago

No-one was hurt last year, but a Rail Accident Investigation Branch Report says the Waterloo crash was "a wake-up call".

It found the passenger train was diverted from its intended route because a set of points were incorrectly positioned.

This was due to "uncontrolled wiring" being added to the signalling system.

It said a man employed to test the equipment re-designed faulty wiring without having the relevant licence or authority to do so.

35 people died in 1988 when three trains collided near Clapham Junction injuring 415 others.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:42 pm  

England rugby union coach Eddie Jones has dropped Danny Care and Zach Mercer from the 28 man squad who will face Australia on Saturday

Uncapped Elliott Stooke has earned a call up and Nathan Hughes returns from suspension.

Apprentice Ted Hill is included again after making his international debut against Japan at Twickenham on Saturday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

Black cab rapist John Worboys will remain in prison for at least another two years

It's after the Parole Board found he's not suitable to be released following a hearing last month.

He was jailed indefinitely in 2009 with a minimum term of eight years after being found guilty of 19 offences against 12 victims.

These included rape and drugging late-night passengers in the back of his cab as he ferried them around SW London.

The Parole Board has reversed an earlier decision that he should be freed.

It sparked controversy in January by ruling that the 61 year-old was safe for release after around a decade behind bars.

Lorna Shaddick says he can appeal.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:02 pm  

New website launched with help of Dogs Trust aims to stop animal lovers being duped when it comes to buying an animal

It’s estimated 1,000 new adverts for pets appear online every day in the UK.

Now, a number of animal welfare charities, veterinary bodies and trade associations have joined forces to launch a new advisory website to stop animal lovers being duped.

37% of people surveyed by charity Dogs Trust have admitted to doing no research before buying an animal. will hope to change that by offering advice, managing expectations of would be pet owners and giving updates on scams.

Charley Longster is Senior Public Affairs Officer at Dogs Trust.

The charity rehabilitates and finds new homes for dogs which have been abandoned or given up by their owners.

To see the new website How To Buy A Pet click here
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:37 pm  

An offensive note telling Reigate and Banstead Police not to park inconsiderately has gone viral

Officers were dealing with a suspected assault in Horley, and parked in a resident’s parking bay to get to the address quicker.

But they came back to their car to see a note saying “park your police car outside, this private parking!!”

The force tweeted “We apologise for our inconsiderate parking during a potentially life or death situation.

Pic: Surrey Police on Facebook.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

A man has been arrested and charged on suspicion of assaulting a police officer in Merton Park

20 year old Martin Payne from South Croydon was detained after two police officers were attacked on Saturday evening.

The female officer sustained head injuries and the male officer suffered cuts.

Both have now been discharged from hospital.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:30 pm  

A man has been charged with six child sex offences against an eight-year-old girl in Byfleet

67 year old Naim Golmohamad from Weybridge was arrested by Staffordshire Police yesterday.

The offences, involving the same victim, occurred in 2012.

He is due to appear at Staines Magistrates' Court today.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:30 pm  

A man who had booked a wheelchair at Heathrow airport collapsed after allegedly being left standing in line for 30 minutes

61 year old Antony Taylor has since been released from hospital.

He has a long-term spinal condition, after being shot by militants while reporting in Saudi Arabia 14 years ago.

British Airways says it is in contact with the family and investigating.

Heathrow Airport says:

“We apologise to Mr Taylor for the distress he experienced while he waited for a wheelchair. Our team has been in touch with him and we are looking into the particular circumstances of his journey as a matter of urgency.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:05 pm  

A 15 year old has been arrested on suspicion of Actual Bodily Harm following an assault on a bus in Epsom

Earlier this month, a bus driver was attacked and left with facial injuries.

It allegedly began when the person had no means to pay.

The teenager has been released under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:07 am  

National Rail has apologised for severe delays across South West London due to overrunning engineering works

Engineering works were due to finish at 4.30am this morning, however they continued into the morning.

Wimbledon MP Stephen Hammond:

Tooting MP Dr Rosena Allin-Khan:

Ealing MP Rupa Huq:

Kingston MP Sir Ed Davey:

The RMT union wants transport secretary Chris Grayling to resign - saying the services have been "plunged into chaos" again this morning.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:20 am  

Croydon Council’s cabinet will consider plans today to create a Violence Reduction Unit

It’s in line with the approach adopted by Glasgow, which led to homicide figures dropping dramatically by 38 % over a 10 year period.

The Council says this public health approach advocates treating crime as a public health issue and focusing on prevention rather than cure
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:19 am  

There’s chaos on the rails as Surbiton, Raynes Park, Earlsfield and Woking stations are currently closed

They were due to re-open after engineering works at 4.30 this morning, but South Western Railway say they will not open until 8.30.

Passengers are being advised not to travel.

Furthermore, there are delays between Streatham and Wimbledon due to a problem being investigated at Haydon’s Road tube station.

That’s expected until at least 8.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:09 am  

British Heart Foundation urges better blood pressure diagnosis

The British Heart Foundation has urged NHS England to improve the diagnosis and treatment of high blood pressure.

The charity estimates it could prevent around 115 thousand cases of heart disease over the next decade.

It is estimated there are around 5.7 million cases of undiagnosed high blood pressure in England.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:53 am  

Hounslow marks World Toilet Day

It’s World Toilet Day and Hounslow is supporting the British Toilet Association’s Use Our Loos campaign.

Shops, pubs, petrol and train stations across the borough are displaying purple ‘Use our toilet’ signs.

The initiative hopes to address the lack of public facilities available for residents when they’re out and about.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:45 am  

Missing 15-year-old believed to be in Surrey

Police are appealing for information about a missing 15-year-old girl.

Ellie Phelps was reported missing on Wednesday and is believed to be in Surrey.

She is white, 157 cm tall, of slim build with blonde hair.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:45 am  

Sunday, 18 November 2018

Controlled explosion on bomb found in Claygate shed

Police carried out a controlled explosion at a property Claygate this morning

It’s after an unexploded bomb was found by the residents in their shed.

A cordon was put around the house at the junction of Coverts Road and Fee Farm Road.

The explosion was then carried out at around 11:30.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:05 pm  

Police search for witnesses to Rose Hill fight between a group of teens

Police are appealing for witnesses following a suspected fight between eight teenagers in Rose Hill.

Officers believe the incident took place at around 1.10pm, on 29th October.

It occurred outside the 99p Corner shop in Festival Court at the Rose Hill Roundabout.

It’s reported the teenagers involved are between around 11 and 13 years old.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

A cross-party open letter has been sent to people living in Richmond

The document explains the “rationale” behind proposals to introduce a borough wide 20mph speed limit.

The council is hoping residents will agree to the idea, which it says will improve safety and cut pollution levels.

It’s been co-signed by the likes of Sir Vince Cable, MP Zac Goldsmith, Richmond 20s Plenty For Us and Brake.

The consultation ends on December the 21st.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:09 pm  

An event aimed at getting more people interested in tennis took place in Sutton this afternoon

Pro player and LTA coach Nick Weal hosted a Q&A at Sutton Tennis and Squash Club.

He’s keen to get more youngsters interested in the sport.

Nick tells us what future stars we should be looking out for.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:17 pm  

The Save our Services in Surrey campaign group will be out in force again next month

It’ll be rallying against cuts to public services including the NHS, libraries and fire stations.

The march will take place on December the 15th starting at Woking’s council offices at 11am.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:08 pm  

A man from Croydon has been jailed for violently assaulting members of the public with a hammer

42 year old James Fripp attacked multiple people in the early hours of May the 7th.

Fripp wasn’t known to any of the victims or witnesses, and is believed to have acted completely randomly.

He claimed self defence, but the jury unanimously found him guilty.

The judge bestowed a £500 cash award to a good Samaritan who intervened.

Fripp has been jailed for 13 and a half years.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:09 am  

Wandsworth Council has written to TfL in a bid to get it to reverse a proposal to axe a popular bus route

The number 19 bus runs from Battersea Bridge Road to Finsbury Park.

The council says it’s a well-used route connecting thousands of people every day from the borough to central and north London.

Under proposals put forward by the Mayor, the route will be changed so it only runs from Finsbury Park to Holborn where it will terminate.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 am  

People across Elmbridge are being urged to explore the area’s “fantastic fungi.”

Esher Common boasts well over 3,000 species of mushrooms alone.

The council is putting on guided walks to educate about and help people reconnect with nature.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:06 am  

MP for Richmond Park Zac Goldsmith has announced he’s handed in a letter of no confidence in Theresa May.

He’s the 24th conservative MP to publicly state they’ve handed in a letter to the 1922 committee.

If 48 letters are submitted it will trigger a leadership election within the conservative party.

Mr Goldsmith, who backed leave in 2016, says he would rather have voted remain than Mrs May’s Brexit plan.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am  

Fulham boss Claudio Ranieri has joked he’ll take his players to MacDonald’s every time they keep a clean sheet.

At Leicester the Italian promised his players pizza each game they didn’t concede a goal.

So far this season, Fulham have conceded the most goals in the premier league.

Ranieri took over the reins this week following the sacking of Slavisa Jokanovic.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 am  

Air pollution in Wandsworth has fallen this year.

That’s according to the Council’s annual air quality report.

Putney High Street noted one of the sharpest declines in pollution levels in recent years.

The improvement in air quality was attributed to the introduction of the borough’s first Low Emission Bus Zone.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 am  

A Battersea restaurant has been named the best in Central London for takeaways.

Bombay Bicycle Chef on Queenstown Road was given the award on Monday at The British Takeaway Awards.

It was the first time the Indian had entered the competition in their 15 year history.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:04 am  

Fulham boss Claudio Ranieri says the chairman is willing to let him buy new players in January.

This is despite Fulham spending more than £100 million in the summer.

Ranieri says he wants to work with the current group before making any decisions though.

The Italian took charge this week following the sacking of Slavisa Jokanovic.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 am  

Wales captain Ashley Williams has come out in defence of Chelsea youngster Ethan Ampadu.

During their 2-1 loss to Denmark, Ampadu ended up in the advertising hoardings following a foul by Kasper Dolberg.

The Blues teenager then retaliated and fouled Dolberg once play resumed - picking up a yellow card.

Ashley Williams says that Ampadu was right to stand up for himself though.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:04 am  

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