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Saturday, 8 December 2018

Chelsea ended the dominance of Manchester city in the Premier League today.

They secured a 2-nil win over the champions at Stamford Bridge.

Boss Maurizio Sarri says it was their best performance since he took over in the summer.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:37 pm  

A man's been arrested after allegedly trying to abduct a six-year-old girl in Egham High St this afternoon.

Surrey Police says a man tried to grab her after she was offered toys and sweets whilst at a Christmas fair. 

He is described as white, of slight build and around 50 years old.

He was wearing a grey cap, black jacket, trainers and glasses and was carrying a black rucksack.

An investigation is ongoing and enquiries remain open. Police are appealing for witnesses to call them on 101
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:34 pm  

A coroner in Woking has ruled that the son of Lord Monson who took his own life was let down by an NHS trust.

Rupert Green killed himself in January 2017

He was a user of cannabis and had been displaying symptoms of psychosis.

The Early Intervention in Pyschosis team, a branch of the Surrey Trust said it was "deeply sorry" for his death.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:30 pm  

Two school boys who went missing on Friday afternoon have been found.

Brothers Kameron Gorden aged 11and Kevin Somuah Gorden aged 9 went missing from the South Norwood area.

They have returned home and are safe and well.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:48 pm  

A competition is being launched in Croydon to find a team of architects that can help thr new look Fairfield to life.

It will launch next month and be open to applicants from across the UK.

The public space will include The Fairfield Halls, which will have been closed for the last two years as part of a major refurbishment.

The new cultural area will also  include a green space and housing.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:30 pm  

A mother of two children from New Malden faces having her car written off after suspected thieves hit it this morning.

At 2.30, a lime green Vauxhall Corsa hit her car as it was parked on Windsor Avenue.

When police found the car, beer cans were found inside.

It was found to have been stolen from Carshalton, and was uninsured.

If you have any information, contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:15 pm  

Salvation Army Teddington branch bring festive cheer

Members of the Salvation Army Teddington branch have been out in Kingston raising money for their charitable causes.

Treasurer Jennifer Walker spoke to Radio Jackie about their programme over the festive period.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:24 pm  

Hundreds of people dressed as Father Christmas will be running through Bushy Park tomorrow - including an 88 year old

Gerald Pratt from Whitton is taking part in this year’s 5k Santa Fun Run for the Princess Alice Hospice.

He was inspired to join the annual charity run after taking part in the hospice’s ‘Walk and Talk’ strolls.

Mr Pratt said the charity is of great importance to him.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:12 pm  

AFC Wimbledon take on Rochdale today

As League 1 Dons appoint a past legend to the helm - expect noise from The Kingsmeadow this afternoon.

John Creasy reports

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:49 am  

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is understood to be under the microscope of British intelligence due to his relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin

Mr Abramovich, who was previously delayed in receiving a visa for the UK, gained Israeli citizenship earlier this year.

Along with several other Russian Oligarchs the multi billionaire has faced new measures including probes by UK authorities into his assets, property portfolio and travel activities.

The reasons according to sources within Whitehall for these measures brought against the Oligarchs are their intimate professional and financial association with the Kremlin.

It is thought that Roman Abramovich is an important key to the Russian governments bidding on several fronts and a major backer and supporter of Vladimir Putin.

The probing by the intelligence services has been approved at the highest level with Theresa May signing off the list of suspects.

The list is to be disseminated throughout Whitehall departments and NATO allies in an attempt to reduce the movement of those listed and the ability to conduct their business empires.

Oleg Deripaska, who is associated various British MPs and Evgeny Fokin, (a former senior officer with Russia’s SVR foreign intelligence service, held the position pf director with Mr Deripaska’s London-based energy company EN+) are also known to have joined Mr Abramovich on the list.

Another name on the list is Alisher Usmanov who recently had a stake in Arsenal Football Club and whose company has ties with Everton.

In spite of reports linking Roman Abramovich to the Russian GRU intelligence services the blues owner refused to comment on the investigation and has denied being a member of Putin’s inner circle.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:43 am  

Council decides Hersham parish petition

A petition applying to establish a parish council for Hersham has been rejected by Elmbridge Council after a poor response to the consultation.

The Council was required to carry out a review after receiving the petition, but found only 632 replied to the consultation.

This was a response of just less than 6.5 % and 55 % of those were against creating a new parish council.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:12 am  

Sutton collision results in a fatality.

Police are appealing for witnesses to a fatal collision in Sutton around 8 pm on Thursday.

It happened on Westmead Road involving a white van, a motorcycle and some parked vehicles.

The 20 year old male motorcyclist died at the scene.

A 45 year old male driver of the van was arrested on suspicion of driving while unfit through drugs and causing death by careless driving.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:42 am  

Friday, 7 December 2018

Lib Dem leader in Twickenham talks about a second referendum

The health secretary's warning there'll be six months of disruption at Channel crossings if there is a no-deal Brexit.

Matt Hancock insists medicines will be given priority if there are delays - but argues it shows why people should support Theresa May's agreement.

Earlier, the foreign secretary warned holding a second referendum could lead to riots.

It's something Lib Dem leader Sir Vince Cable thinks is unnecessary.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

SWR will strike on the weekend before Christmas

Workers on South Western Railway are to strike on the weekend before Christmas, according to union leaders.

Guards and train drivers are due to walk out for 24 hours on Saturday the 22nd of December,

SWR said the timing meant RMT was inflicting ‘maximum misery’ on people travelling ahead of Christmas.

The strike will begin at midnight and end at midnight the following day.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:31 pm  

South East Coast Ambulance service is having Fiat's refurbished for patients

Additional medical vehicles targeted at lower priority calls will begin to respond to patients in the coming weeks across the South East.

It follows investment by South East Coast Ambulance Service.

A total of 30 Fiat ambulances are being refurbished and will be delivered, in a phased approach, to operational sites across the region.

All the vehicles are expected to be on the road by the end of February next year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:19 pm  

Surrey County Council will examine use of chatbots and A.I with £80,000

A project involving Surrey County Council to examine the use of chatbots and Artificial Intelligence is set to get £80,000.

It’s being made available by the Local Digital Fund.

The aim is to look at the opportunities provided by them and see if they can offer improvements to customer service and increase efficiency.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:32 pm  

Brentford and Fulham branches of Evans Cycles could be closing

Six branches of Evans Cycles are facing closure.

Brentford and Fulham are two thought to be facing the axe.

The chain was taken over by Sports Direct after falling into administration in October.

More could follow, as its new owner says it's in talks with landlords to try to save at least half of its outlets.

There are 62 of the stores in total, employing 1,300 people.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:26 pm  

E-Fit released of man police wish to talk to over sexual assault in Epsom

An e-fit has been released of a man wanted in connection with an assault in Epsom.

He is thought to have touched a 12-year old girl inappropriately on Wednesday when she was walking home from school on Chessington Road between 3.40 and 4pm.

He’s described as Asian, 15-16 years old with black straight hair which was longer on top than the sides. He was wearing a navy blazer with a yellow trim, white shirt, black trousers and black shoes.

Anyone who recognises him should contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:06 pm  

Staff at Historic Royal Palaces, including Hampton Court, are to go on strike just before Christmas

The Public and Commercial Services union says its members voted by 9 to 1 in favour of the walk out on the 21st of December.

It says workers for the charity will be left "significantly worse off" in retirement under planned pension changes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

The Lib Dem leader has denied the party is divided over Brexit

Twickenham MP Sir Vince Cable has been speaking publically about the resignation of Stephen Lloyd.

The MP wants to vote with Prime Minister Teresa May on her Brexit deal on Tuesday.

But this means the Lib Dems now have only 11 MPs in Parliament.

Sir Vince says the situation has been well known for some time.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:20 pm  

A teenager who made bogus bomb threats that triggered the evacuation of more than 400 schools has been jailed for three years

19 year-old George Duke-Cohan sent thousands of e-mail warnings in March.

Our Lady Immaculate in Tolworth and Cardinal Road in Feltham are just two of those thought to have been affected.

Reporter Becky Johnson at Luton Crown Court says he also caused a security scare with a phone call to an airport.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:56 pm  

Appeal to trace missing Barnes woman

Police are appealing for information on the whereabouts of missing woman Lucy Chisholm.

The 44 year old was believed to be in the Barnes Bridge area on Sunday night.

Since then she has not used her bank cards or contacted friends or family.

She is vulnerable, and officers are extremely concerned for her well-being.

Lucy is white, around 5ft 6in tall, and of medium build with brown straight shoulder length hair, and blue eyes.

Anyone who has seen heror knows where she is should call police at South West Command Unit on 101, or call Missing People on 116 000.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:50 pm  

Wandsworth council’s plan to fit retro-sprinklers in its tower blocks is being supported by a mum who says her life was saved by them

19 year old Charice Evans from Balham says a fire broke out in a chip pan in her kitchen which was put out by sprinklers.

She says the consequences would have been “disastrous” for her and her 2 year old son if the sprinklers had not gone off.

Wandsworth promised to retro-fit all authority tower blocks in the wake of the Grenfell disaster.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has again poured cold water on his team's hopes of winning the Premier League

They are 10 points behind leaders Manchester City, who they face at Stamford Bridge tomorrow.

The Italian thinks the gap between the sides is too big.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:23 pm  

A council approach to pub protection is paying off in Wandsworth

New figures from The Office for National Statistics show only 15 have been lost in the borough since 2001.

However, neighbouring boroughs like Merton have lost double that in the same time period.

Wandsworth council has taken direct action to prevent pubs being lost.

In 2016 it became the first authority in the UK to bring in protection measures called ‘Article 4 Directions.’

So changes to pubs have to go through the planning process, rather than being automatically allowed under ‘permitted development’ rules.

This means they can no longer be converted into other venues, such as mini-supermarkets, without the need for planning permission.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:31 pm  

Myriad of problems cause chaos for SWR train passengers this morning

South Western Railway passengers faced more disruption this morning

It’s after an overhanging tree at Kew Bridge caused cancellations.

A man on the line at Clapham Junction also caused severe delays.

Police were called just before 10.30 to reports of a man on the tracks; it’s not known if he suffered any injuries

Lines through Staines were also severely delayed following a track fault.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:34 pm  

Workers on South Western Railway are to strike on the Saturday before Christmas

Members of the RMT union are planning to walk out on December the 22nd as part of their lengthy row over the role of guards on trains.

The operator's called previous action in the dispute "unnecessary".

This will be the 5th Saturday of strike action.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:28 pm  

Residents and businesses in Tooting have until Monday to take part in a consultation on plans to improve pedestrian safety in the town centre.

They have been drawn up by TFL and include introducing continuous footways and a 20mph speed limit through the area.

Also introducing a community space on Totterdown Street and changing the turning priority on some side streets.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:07 am  

The Conservative MP for Chelsea and Fulham has been voicing his concerns over Crossrail

Greg Hands has written an open letter in the Financial Times.

In it, he argues to the National Audit Office that the appointment of KPMG by Sadiq Khan would deliver a “whitewash” due to a vested interest.

The consultancy firm was previously an auditor and advisor when it came to setting up the original project.

The Mayor’s office has rejected his claims as “nonsense”, adding that the choice of KPMG was a joint decision by TfL and the government.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:36 am  

A 70 year old campsite in Cobham which offers its services to groups and young people across SW London and Surrey is being torn in

The proposals by Highways England will mean the Girl Guide campsite Heyswood is split.

If plans go ahead, it will be forced to relocate many of its facilities at a huge financial cost to the charity.

Earlier we spoke to chair Christine Wicks about the safeguarding issues this will result in.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:28 am  

The potential Windsor Rail link, which would have given people in the south convenient access to Heathrow Airport has been rejected.

The Chief Executive told the New Civil Engineer on Wednesday, the Government had turned it down.

The Department for Transport said how did not think that the projects expected fare revenue matched the capital cost of building the line.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:14 am  

A Girl Guide camp in Cobham is going to be forced to re-locate at a cost.

Heyswood holds International Scout Guide events and meetings.

But Highways England is proposing a new, public two lane road that would run through the 70 year old campsite.

Christine Wicks explains what problems this will cause for the children who use the site and its volunteers.

To sign the petition click here
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:06 am  

Police would like to speak to anyone who may have witnessed a fatal accident in Upper Norwood

Police were called to Beulah Hill at around 1.30pm yesterday to reports of a car colliding with a motorbike.

The 23 year old motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the car stopped at the scene and was not arrested.

Investigations are continuing…
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:04 am  

Richmond is the happiest place to live in London.

Kingston was third in the top 10 followed by Wandsworth, Kensington and Chelsea, and Hammersmith and Fulham.

21,000 people across the UK responded to the annual “Happy at Home” survey.

Factors considered included friendliness of neighbours, opportunities to develop skills, culture and quality of green spaces.

Wandsworth was also named as the 4th best place to live for disadvantaged

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:04 am  

Kingston University has launched a cutting edge online archive of the Leveson inquiry.

The “Discover Leveson” website is an educational resource into the practice and ethics of the press.

The public will be able to access evidence from the enquiry that investigated the role of news and journalism in modern society.

Professor of Journalism, Brian Cathcart, hopes that the archive will provide a template for the treatment of future landmark enquiries.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:10 am  

Thursday, 6 December 2018

A professor at the University of Surrey has been given an award by the Institute of Physics

Ravi Silvia has received the James Joule Medal for distinguished contributions in the field of carbon nanomaterials.

Professor Silvia’s work has been cited more than 17,000 times across his 25 year career.

First established in 2008, the prize was named after a physicist whose work led to the development of the first law of thermodynamics.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

Two flats in Stanwell believed to have been used to distribute illegal drugs from a so called “County Lines” gang have been boarded up

Surrey police stepped in following reports of anti-social behaviour in Dutch Barn Close.

Officers gathered evidence of drug dealing before applying for the closure orders.

Anyone found in them within the next 3 months will be committing an offence and could be arrested.

A third flat in the block has been partially boarded up.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:09 pm  

Fire has broken out at a restaurant in Chelsea

Around half of the property in Brompton Road was damaged by the blaze at 3am.

Thirty people left flats above the restaurant before fire crews arrived.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

A senior accountant says Surrey County Council should have made cuts earlier to minimise their impact

£200 million of savings need to be made over the next 3 years.

Rob Whiteman from public finance body CIPFA says the authority is “behind the curve.”

The council has been hit hard since 2009 but insists it has a “clear plan” to tackle the issue.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

A police officer attached to Hammersmith and Fulham has been jailed for two years after sleeping with a vulnerable woman he met on duty

Scott Johnson attended a call in September 2016 where the victim, who has a history of poor mental health, was taken to hospital.

They first slept together in a cubicle on a ward there.

The 45 year old pleaded guilty to misconduct in public office.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:13 pm  

The chancellor says it is "simply a delusion" to think another Brexit withdrawal agreement can be reached

At the start of a third day of debate, Philip Hammond's told MPs the Prime Minister's plan is a sensible compromise to limit economic damage.

Labour MP for Hayes and Harlington John McDonnell rejects this and says another deal needs to be agreed.

Theresa May has suggested MPs could have a say in whether the controversial Irish border backstop is triggered.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

St George’s Hospital in Tooting “requires improvement.”

That’s according to the latest Care Quality Commission report published today.

Although Critical Care was rated “good” by inspectors, Outpatients and Diagnostic Imaging was found to be “inadequate.”

Surgery and End of Life Care also “requires improvement.”

The hospital says “significant progress has been made since the CQC’s visit in August.”

Meanwhile, St George’s cardiac surgery service is safe, but further improvements are needed also.

The CQC carried out a focussed inspection of the cardiac surgery service at St George’s Hospital in Tooting in August and September this year, and has confirmed in its inspection report today that the service provided for patients is safe.

Since the CQC’s inspection, and in response to the external, independent report completed by Professor Mike Bewick in July, the Trust says it has taken a number of steps to stabilise and improve the service for the benefit of patients and staff.

This includes the appointment of Mr Steven Livesey, "an experienced cardiac surgeon from outside the organisation," to provide leadership for the service.

Mr Livesey has now started in post.

Jacqueline Totterdell, Chief Executive of St George’s, said:

“I am pleased the CQC has confirmed the cardiac surgery service we provide is safe, following their visit in the summer.

“The service experienced significant challenges earlier this year, and it will be reassuring to the communities we serve that the CQC has confirmed it is safe.

“Of course, this does not change the fact that significant improvements are required and significant progress has been made since the CQC’s visit back in August.

“I am grateful to many of our cardiac surgery staff for the commitment and dedication they have shown; they deserve a huge amount of praise during what was a difficult period for the service.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Police have carried out a number of dawn raids in connection with a fight at a Brentford football match

14 men, aged between 21 and 37, have been arrested on suspicion of violent disorder.

Police are investigating what’s believed to be a pre-arranged fight between fans from Brentford FC and Millwall FC in August.

The fracas was filmed and posted online.

Raids took place in areas including Hounslow, Croydon, Battersea and Isleworth.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:40 pm  

Dramatic arrest by off duty police officer in Tolworth

An off duty policeman on a bike has arrested a youth on a moped on suspicion of a number of offences in Tolworth.

The PC, who was on his way home, detained the youngster in Tolworth Broadway just now on suspicion of driving offences.

This man stepped in to help the police officer and called 999 for back-up.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:26 pm  

It appears the Beast from the East hit more than just the temperatures

Thames Water has reported a big fall in half-year profits.

The cold snap arrived in February and lasted around 2 weeks.

The utilities firm says the extreme weather hindered its ability to fix leaks and overhaul its infrastructure.

One of the worst affected areas was Tooting Broadway after the freezing weather caused a pipe to burst.

It turned the busy route into a river and left hundreds without water supplies.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:30 pm  

Crystal Palace's training ground has been handed a food hygiene rating of zero

Bromley Council found it to be infested with mice, with a report saying the problem was on-going for several months.

It also discovered there was no hot water and warned of a risk of E.coli.

In a statement, Palace says action has been taken and they're confident of getting five-stars on re-inspection.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:25 pm  

The MP for Twickenham has called on Epsom and Ewell’s MP to do more to tackle what he’s called the “dreadful” rail service.

Sir Vince has tweeted the Government must intervene and “replace the SWR franchise company or impose a stricter contract”.

He has suggested the staff only get paid if the service they deliver is good enough.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:03 am  

A suspect in the murder case of Stephen Lawrence is on trial at Kingston Crown Court for allegedly being a supplier of class B drugs.

The Prosecutor has told Kingston Crown Court Jamie Acort was supplying huge amounts of cannabis between London and South Shields.

Neil Acourt, his brother has already been convicted but Jamie Acourt has pleaded not guilty to supplying a class B drug.

The trial continues.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:55 am  

The MP for Putney and former Cabinet minister Justine Greening believes a second referendum could take place within the next 22 weeks.

Speaking on Radio 4 this morning, the Prime Minister says those calling for a second referendum are trying to “frustrate Brexit” and create more division.

But the former Education Secretary thinks a referendum will take place because of a parliament “gridlock”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:52 am  

Hounslow council is tackling violence against women and girls by launching a new campaign which will run until Monday.

The campaign, which recognises the strength of women, will give women a flower to represent their inner beauty and strength.

400 flowers will be distributed as part of the White Ribbon campaign.

The initiative was set up 10 years ago by a number of men who wanted to send out a collective message that violence against women should never be tolerated.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:06 am  

Hammersmith and Fulham council is tackling crime and anti-social behaviour directly in the borough

Its new Independent Policing and Crime Commission says it has begun work to tackle certain issues head on.

Seven members have been appointed to the new department.

Superintendent Helen Harper, of the Met Police, is acting as an ex-officio adviser to the Commission.

The commission looks into how communities and key partners can work better together to tackle rising concerns about crime, especially about more young people getting involved in violent crime.

It also advises on how to build better community resilience and ensure residents’ voices are heard by the police, the council and other agencies, including the voices of people who don’t usually get heard.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:36 am  

A scheme by Croydon Council to get vulnerable rough sleepers off the streets has signed up the first of ten properties.

The one bedroom property in Upper Norwood is due to be refurbished before the tenant moves in.

The scheme is aimed at helping those who have histories of homelessness and cases of health problems and debt.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:04 am  

Richmond Council is encouraging its residents to be good neighbours

The council is asking people to check on the well-being of the elderly who live alone.

The authority advises catching up with them over a meal or taking some food around, popping by with biscuits and taking them out shopping.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:47 am  

MPs are returning to Parliament to debate Brexit

MPs will return to Parliament for a third day of debate on the government's Brexit deal.

The chancellor will open proceedings later (approx 1130), with the focus due to be on the economy.

A fortnight ago the Prime Minister set out to persuade Parliament her agreement is a good one.

But from the evidence of yesterday's debate in the Commons, she's struggling to convince even her own MPs including Richmond Parks Zak Goldsmith

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:44 am  

Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Police appeal for 19 year old Patrick Ward from Wandsworth who is wanted for burglary offences

Police are appealing for help to find 19 year old Patrick Ward, from Wandsworth who’s wanted for burglary offences.

He is described as white, of a medium build, with brown eyes and dark brown hair.

Patrick has links to Epsom, London, Kent and Crawley.

Anyone with any information is advised to contact police on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:15 pm  

The International Trade Secretary says Brexit could be "stolen from the people" by MPs if Theresa May's withdrawal deal is rejected.

The government lost three votes last night on her agreement.

Former Brexit secretary and MP for Esher and Walton, Dominic Raab says if the deal is rejected, the UK needs to stand up to Brussels.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:57 pm  

The chairman of HS2 and Crossrail has resigned - just days after he said he expected to be sacked

Sir Terry Morgan was only appointed head of the high speed rail project in the summer, but there's speculation it's over budget.

Crossrail, London's east-west rail route, was due to open this month, but that's been delayed until next autumn.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:19 pm  

Chelsea will hope to consolidate their position in the Premier League's top four when they go to Wolves tonight

They're in third, a point clear of nearest challengers Arsenal and Tottenham.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek's pushing for a start after impressing from the bench in Sunday's win over Fulham.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:44 pm  

Detectives have charged a second man with conspiracy to commit robbery after the armed police incident in South Wimbledon on Monday

23 year old Brooklyn McFarlane from Wandsworth left hospital yesterday.

Abdirahman Omar has also been charged, and was remanded in custody to appear at Kingston Crown court on the 21st of December.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:52 pm  

A man has been found on the A3 near the Chessington slip road after being assaulted and thrown out of a vehicle

Four men were in the Harvester in West Byfleet on Sunday evening, when three left by car to an unknown location, where the victim was attacked.

The men have both been described as around 5’8”, white, one wearing a white polo top and the other in a Superdry coat.

A 28 year old from Chessington was arrested on suspicion of kidnap and grievous bodily harm.

He's been released under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:05 pm  

Hounslow Council is calling on the government to improve mental health services for children and young people

Councillors want faster access to help before specialist support is needed.

Less than one in 10 young people who look for mental health support find it easy to get the help they need.

76% of parents also said their child’s mental health deteriorated while waiting for help to come.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

An estimated 49,000 children are living in areas with unsafe levels of air pollution in Sutton

That’s according to UNICEF UK.

The MP for Carshalton and Wallington Tom Brake is calling on the Government to do more to tackle air pollution.

At least 4.5 million children in the UK are believed to be subject to this kind of pollution.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:30 am  

The hunt is on to find a woman who allegedly stole a bank card from a 93 year old shopper in Addlestone

The incident happened in Waitrose in Station Road at around 1.45 yesterday afternoon.

Officers are trying to trace a woman in a grey coat with a fur or faux fur trim for questioning.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:46 am  

Hundreds of bags of litter have been removed from Croydon’s streets

It’s after dedicated volunteers, known as Street Champions, took the matter of fly tipping into their own hands.

They organised a number of litter picks last month, using equipment from the council.

Their clean ups included the removal of 35 bags of waste from one alleyway and 50 tyres cleared from another.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:59 am  

Two more arrests have been made as part of an on-going operation to disrupt the supply of Class A drugs in Stanwell

Officers have questioned a 35 year old man from Staines and a 20 year old from Brent after they stopped their vehicle near Heathrow.

Cash, suspected drugs, paraphernalia and mobile phones were found in their possession.

Both men were arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply a Class A drug.

The 35 year-old has been released under investigation and the 20 year-old has been released on conditional bail.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:55 am  

People in Kingston are going to trial using their bikes at the borough’s dump

A 12 week trial starts at the Villier’s Road Reuse and recycling centre on Sunday in a bid to cut down on car use at the site.

The scheme will allow residents to dump rubbish on foot or by bicycle on Sundays between 1 and 4pm.

Visitors will be met by staff on the gate who will escort them around the site.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:53 am  

Investigations are continuing after two people were seriously injured in an accident in Sutton on Monday night.

A black Ford Fiesta hit a wall outside the fire station in St Dunstan’s Hill; no other vehicle is believed to have been involved.

The driver, a man in his early 20s, sustained serious head injuries.

A female passenger, also in her early 20s, received serious facial injuries.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:48 am  

Wandsworth Council is pressing ahead with plans to improve the town’s transport links.

The plans are part of a wider proposal by the Mayor of London to make transport, cycle and pedestrian routes more accessible.

Residents are being asked to make sure they take part in the online consultation which ends in the new-year.

Their feedback will be used to shape the process going forward.

The council has a legal obligation to draw up plans showing it how it aims to support the Mayor’s transport priorities

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:04 am  

Speculation is mounting that Surrey County Council’s new leader will be announced next week.

David Hodge resigned last month after 7 years in the role.

Tory Councillor Tim Oliver is the favourite to succeed him having just been elected as Conservative group chair at the authority.

Whoever takes the role will have a tough job though; Surrey is currently consulting on £200 million worth of cuts to services.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:04 am  

One of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies is moving to White City.

Swiss drugs giant Novartis has announced its plan to set up in Wood Lane.

The council says the move is a giant boost for Hammersmith and Fulham’s economy ahead of Brexit.

Novartis is the latest in a cluster of life science firms to set up in the area.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:14 am  

Brighton produced one of their best performances of the season as they beat Crystal Palace 3-1, despite being reduced to ten men in the first half of the M23 Derby

Defender Shane Duffy was sent off for headbutting Patrick van Aanholt in the 29th minute.

Boss Roy Hodgson says “tonight was not the performance we wanted to give”, but “the result is the result”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:03 am  

Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Three men and one teenager have been charged in connection with a series of burglaries and thefts of high-value vehicles in South West London

18 year old Brandon Walsh from New Addington has been charged with conspiracy to commit residential burglaries; conspiracy to steal motor vehicles; and three counts of a breach of a Criminal Behaviour Order.

He has been remanded in custody.

23 year old Kofi Yeboah from Mitcham has been charged with conspiracy to commit residential burglaries and conspiracy to steal motor vehicles.

Jayden Jones-McGilvray, 19 of Sheridan Road, Ham has been charged with conspiracy to commit residential burglaries and conspiracy to steal motor vehicles.

A 17 year old boy has been charged with conspiracy to commit residential burglaries and conspiracy to steal motor vehicles.

All the charged relate to offences between August and November 2018.

The men were charged and remanded to appear at Wimbledon Magistrates' Court where they were remanded in custody to appear at Kingston Crown Court on the 19th of December.

However, the 17 year old was bailed to appear at Kingston Crown Court on the same date.

There were three other arrests.

A 57-year-old man on suspicion of conspiracy to commit approximately 46 residential burglaries and theft offences.

He has been released under investigation.

A 17-year-old boy on suspicion of conspiracy to commit approximately 46 residential burglaries and theft offences.

He has been released under investigation.

An 18-year- old man on suspicion of conspiracy to commit burglary.

He remains in custody.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

Twickenham MP and Leader of the Liberal Democrats Sir Vince Cable has spoken at the Brexit debate

Sir Vince Cable spoke to reiterate his point that withdrawal would not be good for the UK.

During his speech, he also once again called for a people's vote.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:13 pm  

A 16 year old boy from Croydon has been sentenced for his part in a County lines drugs supply plot

The teenager was detained by officers after leaving the flat of a 48 year old man, who has since been jailed, in Carlisle.

The boy admitted conspiracy to supply Class A drugs and was given a two-year youth rehabilitation order.

He also admitted possessing criminal property which consisted of £1,400 in cash found in his rucksack.

The teenager said he had just "done as he was told" by criminals. 
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Men and woman are receiving unequal heart attack care

That’s according to new figures from the British Heart Foundation.

It says coronary heart disease is still perceived to be a ‘man’s disease’ despite killing twice as many women as breast cancer every year.

Alison from New Malden suffered a heart attack last year.

She feels GPs need to better understand the early symptoms too, which don’t always include a pain in the chest.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

The MP for Carshalton and Wallington, Tom Brake, is calling on the government to ban the import of hunting trophies

New figures show that nearly 400 such trophies from endangered animals have been brought into Britain in recent years.

Mr Brake says “as a nation of animal lovers, you’d be hard pressed to find anyone who doesn’t think trophy hunting is cruel.”

He goes on to say “Trophy hunting isn’t a sport and what hunters bring back isn’t a trophy, it is a testament to their cruelty and vanity.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

More calls for Epsom's MP to resign cabinet role

Unions want Chris Grayling to resign as transport secretary after a report into the huge disruption caused by rail timetables changes in May.

A committee of MPs says while he wasn't fully informed of the problems caused, he should not have absolved himself of responsibility.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

AFC Wimbledon’s revealed it received over 80 applications for the role of manager

Former player Wally Downes has been appointed after Neal Ardley was sacked last month.

His assistant will be Glyn Hodges.

The club says Downes, who spent two years managing Brentford, had the highest calibre coaching CV of any of the applicants.

He also outlined his plans to increase performance levels and continue the legacy of the club.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

The company behind Southern Rail will not make a profit this year

Govia Thameslink will also see profits capped for the next three years and will also have to pay an extra £15 million in service improvements.

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has made the announcement following years of passenger unrest over reliability.

The MP for Epsom says it won’t be axed though, as that would cause more problems for users.

He’s rebuffed calls for his resignation from MPs who say he’s not doing enough to prevent the chaos caused mostly by timetable changes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Man charged after yesterday's incident in South Wimbledon

Detectives from the Met’s Flying Squad have charged a man with conspiracy to commit robbery.

The charge follows the arrest of two men in Lacock Close yesterday morning.

23 year old Abdirahman Mohomad Omar from Wandsworth has been kept in custody to appear at Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court.

A second 23-year-old man, who was shot during the incident, remains at hospital still under arrest for conspiracy to rob.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:37 pm  

A £20,000 reward for information is being re-offered two years on from the murder of a man in Wallington

55 year old Carl O’Brien was attacked in December 2016 in a communal stairwell outside his flat in Vanguard Way.

It’s believed he answered the door to his attackers in the early hours after they buzzed a number of flats to try and gain access to the block.

The grandfather, an avid Chelsea fan, died from a blunt force trauma to the head.

DI Jo Sidaway of the Homicide and Major Crime Command, leading the investigation, said:

"The investigation into the circumstances around Carl's death continues, and we will do everything we can to deliver justice for his family and loved ones.

He was a beloved family man with a young granddaughter he doted on, and he is sorely missed.

On the night of the assault, we know that there had been a party on the Roundshaw estate where Carl lived earlier that evening.

Although Carl did not attend that party, anyone who went to that party is a potential witness.

While we have taken statements from a number of people as part of this enquiry, we believe that there are people who have not yet come forward and told police what they know.

I would urge them to do so now, and I hope the substantial reward being offered will further encourage those people to do the right thing and call police.

I am sure that there are people who know who did this to Carl, and that someone, most likely in the Sutton or wider South London and Surrey areas, has the information to help us solve this case."

Anyone with information about Carl's death can contact the Incident Room on 020 8721 4005, or via the police non-emergency number 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:58 pm  

Eden Hazard admits he wants to become Chelsea captain

He already captains the Belgian national team and has become a key player at Stamford Bridge since joining in 2012.

Hazard tells Sky Sports News he sees himself as a leader.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:52 pm  

Cesar Azpilicueta has agreed a new four year deal with Chelsea.

The defender has captained the Stamford Bridge club in the Premier League this season and is closing in on 300 appearances for the side.

Azpilicueta joined Chelsea from Marseille in 2012.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

Carshalton's MP backs BHF's calls for better understanding of heart attack symptoms in women

Women must have equal heart attack care to men.

That's according to Lib Dem MP Tom Brake who is calling for more awareness of the symptoms in women.

A recent British Heart Foundation report shows that 8,000 women die each year as a result of unequal heart attack care.

The charity says heart attack symptoms in women can differ from those seen in men, and it is a failure to recognise these symptoms that can lead to unnecessary deaths.

Alison from New Malden suffered a heart attack last year.

She says her symptoms were not what you might expect.

Carshalton & Wallington MP Tom Brake:

"It is time to stop considering heart attacks a male-only problem. The failure to recognise the widespread nature of this medical emergency and misdiagnosis of its symptoms have contributed to the tragic deaths of women throughout the UK.”

"We must work for a greater understanding of the symptoms of heart attacks in women so that those affected can seek help quickly, and those treating them can provide optimal care."
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

A fully loaded van with 40 bags of horse bedding has been stolen from a fencing company in Tadworth

**** This van has been found as of 4pm ****

The white transit box van belongs to Farm Fencing in Ashurst Road.

It was stolen just before 5 0’clock last night.

Anyone with any information is asked to call 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

AFC Wimbledon has named Wally Downes as its new manager

He takes over from Neal Ardley who was sacked last month.

The club says it was aware of comments made on social media by Downes that are not consistent with its values.

But it says it has accepted assurances they do not represent his views.

Downes made 207 appearances for Wimbledon during his playing career.

The club has issued this statement.

"We are delighted to announce Wally Downes as the new AFC Wimbledon first team manager.

His assistant manager is Glyn Hodges.

We conducted an exhaustive and rigorous process which started with over 80 applications for the role.

Wally Downes had the highest calibre coaching CV of any of the applicants and through two interviews outlined his strategy to increase the levels of performance required to ensure our key task of maintaining League One survival this season, whilst also continuing the legacy of our club on and off the pitch.

Wally previously spent a two year stint managing Brentford and has coached extensively in the Championship and Premier League at Reading, Crystal Palace and West Ham.

Glyn Hodges has also coached in the Premier League for Fulham as well as holding senior roles in player development at a number of clubs, including Queens Park Rangers, Stoke City and Manchester City.

Simon Bassey will step back from his role as interim manager and continue as first team coach while Stephen Reid, who has been supporting Simon in his role, will step down.

Simon and Stephen took on the responsibility for seeing us through the transition to a new manager.

We are very grateful to them for taking on their respective roles, breaking the run of league defeats and seeing us into the third round of the FA Cup.

The current backroom staff will also retain their roles.

We will be holding a ‘meet the manager’ session as soon as practical for fans to meet, or reacquaint themselves, with Wally and Glyn."
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:57 am  

A man has been jailed for 4 years after Class A drugs were found hidden in his sock.

A man is behind bars after a supermarket car park stop and search found a large quantity of Class A drugs hidden in a sock.

On Wednesday, the 24th of October, plain-clothed officers were patrolling in an unmarked car in Woking when they spotted a vehicle acting suspiciously.

During a search, a sock containing 35 wraps of an unknown white powder was found stashed in a storage compartment next to the steering wheel.

Forensic testing later revealed that the white powder was cocaine, with an estimated street value of £850.

38 year old Caralampos Manekas was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply a Class A drug, and was later charged and remanded in custody.

He pleaded guilty at a court hearing and was sentenced to a four year custodial prison term.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:06 am  

Almost 1 tonne of elephant tusks have been imported into the UK as hunting trophies in recent years.

Now, conservationist Bill Oddie is calling on the Government to put a ban on trophy hunters being able to bring their steals home with them.

He says the sport is “a senseless cruelty.”

It’s a notion Rob Brandford with Leatherhead based David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust agrees with.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:08 am  

Kingston has over 200 miles of roads that will now see improvements made to them thanks to a grant from TFL.

It’s thanks to a grant from Transport for London.

Over £300,000 is being given to the council as part of funding filtered through from Chancellor Philip Hammond’s budget.

It is thought the grant will be used to repair potholes and resurface dangerous roads in the borough.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:43 am  

The family of a man from Wallington who died two years ago from injuries sustained in an assault have re-issued an appeal.

The family of a man from Wallington who was attacked and died two years ago have re-issued an appeal.

55 year old Carl O’Brien was assaulted in December 2016 outside his home in a communal stairwell of flats at Vanguard Way.

He died from the injuries he sustained and detectives are now renewing a £20,000 reward for information.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:07 am  

A man from Hayes has been convicted for the sexual assault of an underage girl.

A man from Hayes has been convicted for the sexual assault of an underage girl.

50 year old Simon Owoade pleaded guilty on Monday at Harrow Crown Court.

It’s thought he pursued his victim online.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:03 am  

Work has started on a new footbridge over a level crossing in Barnes following years of campaigning from residents

Over £800,000 is being spent on the project after it was revealed more than 2,000 pedestrians use the White Hart Lane route every day.

The Council is partnering with Network Rail on funding the project.

Construction starts today and will last until mid-April.

Some work will mean the train line will be blocked as well as lane and road closures over some nights and weekends.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 am  

The Transport Secretary's being criticised in a scathing report on the disruption from train timetable changes in May

Epsom and Ewell MP Chris Grayling's being accused of not being proactive enough in preventing the "chaotic rollout".

The Transport Select Committee's calling for "swift reforms" to restore passengers' trust.

The Rail Delivery Group accepts May's disruption was unacceptable, and has altered the way it makes timetable changes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:56 am  

Monday, 3 December 2018

Councillor Christine Stuart has been appointed as Kingston’s first disability champion.

She’s been named on the International Day of Disabled Persons.

The role involves advocating the rights of people of all ages who have disabilities.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:53 pm  

An application to build a skyscraper in Purley has been turned down.

Croydon South MP Chris Philp announced the news this afternoon.

11,000 residents have spent two years opposing the plans, which they say at 17 storeys, would have been out of character with the area.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:52 pm  

Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson has been awarded the Freedom of Croydon tonight

He has become a “Freeman” of the borough at a special ceremony at the Town Hall.

It’s the highest award a council can bestow, and comes with a ceremonial role at some civic functions.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:51 pm  

A man in his 50s is in a serious condition after a car and a van crashed in Leatherhead this morning

Officers were called to Mill Lane at 7.30.

A white Ford Transit van had collided with a blue Peugeot 307 x line.

Witnesses are being asked to come forward.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:01 pm  

Boris Becker has dropped an attempt to get diplomatic immunity from bankruptcy

He claimed his appointment as an attache to the Central African Republic meant he couldn't be subjected to legal proceedings.

It means the three time Wimbledon champ will see an an auction of his tennis trophies and memorabilia go ahead.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson is disappointed Mark Hughes has been sacked by Southampton.

Despite their 2-all draw with Manchester United at the weekend, Hughes was let go as his side failed to register a victory in their last ten Premier League games.

Hodgson, whose Palace side were the last to lose to Southampton in the league, describes how he felt when he heard the news.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

Residents at Devonshire Dementia Care Home in New Malden are to ring in Christmas with a special concert.

The event on the 13th will feature Singing for the Brain, a musical service provided by the Alzheimer’s Society.

Annar Mangalji is Director at the Devonshire.

She explains why singing provides such a boost for people with the disease.

To find out more about the event, click here
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:59 pm  

UPDATE: South Wimbledon shooting incident

A man has been shot during a police operation into cash in transit robberies.

The incident happened just after 8am in Lacock Close following a planned police operation.

During the course of the operation, which took place in the street, a 23-year-old man was shot by police.

He was taken by London Ambulance Service to a London hospital; his condition is not life threatening.

He has subsequently been arrested for conspiracy to rob.

A second 23-year-old man has been arrested for conspiracy to rob.

He remains in custody.

A suspected stolen car has been recovered at the scene.

The Met’s Directorate of Professional Standards have been informed.

The Independent Office for Police Conduct has launched an independent investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:15 pm  

Eyewitnesses speak out after man is shot by police in South Wimbledon

A man has been shot during a police operation in South Wimbledon.

He's been taken to hospital, while another man has been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to rob.

The incident happened close to Haydon's Road recreation ground just after 8am.

These eyewitnesses explain what they saw.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

One million tonnes of electrical items are thrown away every year

But people in Richmond will soon see recycling unwanted electronics made easier.

Following a successful trial at Twickenham and Ham libraries, they can now discard their electrical items at a number of other libraries.

These include Teddington, Hampton Hill, Hampton, East Sheen, Richmond and Twickenham.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:49 pm  

Good news for Brentford fans

England will host the 2021 Women’s European football championship.

Among the host venues will be Brentford’s Community Stadium, which is currently under construction.

The final will be held at Wembley.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:51 pm  

Sir David Attenborough is urging world leaders to "act now" to do more to tackle climate change

The veteran broadcaster from Richmond has been speaking at a UN climate meeting in Poland this morning.

The two-week summit has been described as the most critical since a deal to reduce emissions in Paris in 2015.

Leaders will look at how to limit global warming to well below 2 degrees by the end of the century.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:49 pm  

A man has been shot by police in South Wimbledon

Officers carried out a pre-planned raid on a house in Lacock Close, very close to Haydon’s Road Recreation Ground, just after 8am.

The man has been taken to hospital where his condition is unknown.

A second man has been arrested for conspiracy to rob.

Investigations are continuing.

Crime correspondent, Martin Brunt, says it appears to have happened after a cash van arrived.

Teaching assistant Andrea Hamilton lives nearby.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:56 am  

A Fleta classical guitar has been stolen from the boot of a car in Brentford

A Fleta classical guitar has been stolen from the boot of a car in Brentford.

The car was parked in the Fountain Leisure Centre last month and its thought the thief fled on a motorbike.

Twickenham Police have been informed and if anyone has seen it should call 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:16 am  

A man has been shot during a "pre-planned" police operation in South Wimbledon

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The incident happened at about 8.10am in Lacock Close.

Police say "a proactive operation was conducted by officers from the Met’s Flying Squad assisted by firearms officers."

During the course of the operation, one man was shot by police.

He has been taken by London Ambulance Service to hospital where his condition is unknown at this stage.

A second man has been arrested for conspiracy to rob.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:06 am  

Mole Valley Police has sung out its Christmas message, inspired by Surrey Police.

“Jingle bells, here’s our cells, open every day... if you drive with drink or drugs, you'll soon be on your way”.

That’s the message being issued this Christmas to tackle drink and drug drivers in the area.

It comes as the MET also launches its Christmas campaign to keep road users and drivers safe this December.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:05 am  

The leader of the Liberal Democrats and MP for Twickenham says it's important to publish the full legal advice on Theresa May's Brexit deal, so it's "transparent".

Labour's also demanding to see it all, despite the attorney general giving some details later.

The party's threatening a vote of no confidence if the Prime Minister's agreement doesn't get through Parliament later this month.

Sir Vince Cable says he'd support Labour in that.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:26 am  

Hounslow’s campaign launched last month to tackle its pothole pledge has gained momentum with over 100 reported.

The pledge underlines that the council is dealing with them as its key priority as well as encouraging residents to report the potholes.

Since taking over, a significant amount of work has been carried out including the resurfacing of carriageways and footpaths.

The council’s website guides people on how to report potholes and they can also follow the progress online.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:06 am  

Heathrow Airport says it’s planning to encourage electric flights and sustainable fuels for its future runway.

The airport says it plans to achieve “carbon neutral growth” in a bid to take action on climate change.

Heathrow says it wants the government and other member states to agree to a 2050 climate emissions target for international aviation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:04 am  

22 year old Matthew Davies is missing

22 year old Matthew Davies from Wandsworth is missing.

Police and his family are concerned for his welfare.

Matthew has brown hair and brown eyes and a goatee.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:03 am  

84% of Surrey Police officers want Tasers to be part of their kit when they are out on the beat.

However, only 27% of the 503 Surrey members who responded to the survey by the Police Federation said that they had this level of access.

Nationally across England and Wales just 22% of officers have access to Taser at all times on duty

64% also say they would be ready to carry a gun.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:04 am  

Wimbledon and Woking in FA Cup third round draw

Chelsea, Crystal Palace and Fulham are among the Premier League teams that enter the FA Cup for the third round draw this evening.

Championship sides Brentford and Queens Park Rangers are also in the hat.

League One’s AFC Wimbledon are in the draw too along with sixth tier side Woking.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:53 am  

Palace want fans to buy tickets for singing section

Crystal Palace’s new singing section at the Holmesdale Road end of the ground at Selhurst Park will be opened next season.

The club has invited fans to apply for seats in the new section.

In September the club agreed with supporters group ‘Holmesdale Fanatics’ to create a central singing section behind one goal.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:58 am  

Sunday, 2 December 2018

A 47-year-old man has gone missing from Hammersmith

Jason Hodder hasn’t been seen since lunchtime today and officers are growing increasingly concerned for his welfare.

At the time he went missing he was wearing a black jacket, blue jeans, blue jumper and a blue shirt.

Anyone with information is being asked to contact police on 101
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:31 pm  

New proposals to build affordable homes and a cinema in Hammersmith will take place next week.

New proposals to build affordable homes and a cinema in Hammersmith will take place next week.

The new builds will be at the western end of King Street.

The proposals will be issued to the public in the Town Hall, which is also expected to see a modern transformation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:04 pm  

Visually impaired passengers travelling from Heathrow will have access to personal assistance via a new app called Aira.

Visually impaired passengers travelling from Heathrow will have access to personal assistance via a new app called Aira.

It is thought the app will allow people to journey independently through the airport regardless of their needs.

It will connect passengers directly to trained professionals, so they can make their way to the airports restaurants and board their gate.

Live information on their journeys will also feature in the app which you can download from tomorrow for free.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:04 pm  

Despite the rise in knife crime in the capital Croydon is seeing a sharp fall in the number of knife attacks.

Despite the rise in knife crime in the capital Croydon is seeing a sharp fall in the number of knife attacks.

Since November last year, figures revealed by the BBC show the number of under 25’s injured with a knife in the borough has fallen by 24%

The local police are working closely with the council to break the cycle.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:13 pm  

Gerard Batten, London MEP and Leader of UKIP, says that EU membership "has always been unlawful and void"

Labour's shadow Brexit secretary says it's 'inevitable' his party will table a no confidence motion in the government if MPs vote against Theresa May's withdrawal deal.

Sir Keir Starmer says he'd seek a general election.

He's also warning ministers they have just 24 hours to publish their legal advice over Brexit in full - or he'll take action in the House.

Gerard Batten, London MEP and head of UKIP, says on Twitter that EU membership has always been unlawful and void.

That’s on the basis that parliament cannot bind its successors, and the subjugation of the Queen to another authority.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:07 pm  

A man in his sixties has been injured after a collision in Hampton

Police were called to Hampton Court Road just after 9.30.

There are no reports of any arrests.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:04 am  

It’s derby time in West London

Chelsea take on Fulham at Stamford Bridge in a mid-day kick off.

The Blues are 4th and former manager Claudio Ranieri returns with the Cottagers bottom of the table.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:32 am  

Shepperton Studios have been given “friendly advice” after the fire brigade were accidentally called there this morning

At around midnight the brigade were called due to reports of smoke billowing from the building.

However, when investigations were carried out, it merely turned out to be from a smoke machine from a party.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:05 am  

Business start-ups to benefit in Heathrow

Business start-ups and science and creative pre-starts will benefit from the opening of Heathrow Launchpad next spring.

The new Launchpad will offer a vibrant co-working office space with below market rates, flexible terms and outstanding support.

It will be located in the heart of Staines-upon Thames and within a ten minute drive from Heathrow Airport.

To learn more about the Launchpad, there will be an open day available from 6-8PM on Thursday 24th January.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:54 am  

Hounslow Council delivers on its Pothole Pledge

Hounslow’s campaign launched last month to tackle its pothole pledge has gained momentum with over 100 reported.

The pledge underlines that the council is dealing with them as their key priority as well as encouraging residents to report the potholes.

Since taking over a significant amount of work has been carried out including the resurfacing of carriageways and footpaths.

The council’s website guides people how to report potholes and how they can follow the progress online.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:52 am  

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