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Saturday, 8 June 2019

Police are appealing for information from witnesses after a collision along the westbound carriageway of the A4 early Friday morning.

It is believed that a convoy of up to nine vehicles were travelling at high speed, suspected of racing, on the Hammersmith flyover.

A man in his 70’s was pronounced dead at the scene and his partner was taken to hospital and is in a stable condition.

Two men and a woman have been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving; another who fled the scene has presented himself to police.

Anyone with any information or dash-cam footage is asked to call police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:50 pm  

A boy who had been missing Morden from 6am this morning has been found.

Zac Russell who is 11 years old was found safe and well but hungry in Epsom.

He is autistic and loves travelling on public transport.

The family thank everyone for their help in finding Zac.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:11 pm  

Great Britain’s Dan Evans battled through a tough semi-final at the LTA Surbiton Trophy today.

He beat the No 6 seed Marius Copil in three sets.

He battled from a service break down in the first two sets and claimed the only service break in the third set to take the match.

He admitted to a tough match and was pleased to come through against a good grass court player.

He will play Viktor Triocki in the final tomorrow. Play starts with the men’s doubles at 11am.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:11 pm  

A boy has from Morden has been missing since 6am this morning.

He was last seen on a train from Wimbledon heading towards Tolworth at 6pm this evening.

Zac Russell 11 years old, he is autistic and loves traveling on public transport.

He is described as about 5ft tall with reddish blond hair and wearing glasses, wearing a Chelsea shirt and yellow and black trainers.

If you see him please contact on Police on 101.

There is a picture of Zac on the jackie news twitter page
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:15 pm  

Sally Challen, from Claygate, is a free woman after her murder retrial was dropped on Friday.

Her son, David, said his father, Richard, dominated her life in “one of the worst cases of coercive control”

Sally is taking her first steps in a world without him.

She feels she was painted as a cold, calculating murderer but the support she received got her through her ordeal.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:31 pm  

A Surrey police officer has been awarded a Queen’s Police Medal for his services to policing over the past over 22 years.

PC Simon Fahey, who is based in Guildford, spent the vast majority of this time as a front line officer.

He has been recognised for multiple awards including the Royal Humane Society medal for saving a life in 2018.

Chief Constable Gavin Stephens said he exemplifies the finest traditions of British policing and as is real Surrey superhero.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:34 pm  

Elmbridge Borough Council may be forced to demolish a multi-million pounds sports centre.

Construction for the Xcel Sports Hub in Walton was completed in September 2017, and it cost £18 million to build.

But a court has now ruled that the council granted planning permission unlawfully.

The local government body has said it will challenge the judgement and would not "speculate" on the potential ramifications.

The Hub is home to four clubs, including the Walton Casuals.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

The BRIT School in Croydon brings their students to the streets with pop up performances of dance, music and theatre performances.

It’s part of a two month programme of free events at venues around the town centre.

It kicks off today with live music from the school’s music students at the Central Shopping Centre between 12.30 and 2.30.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

A concert in aid of Prince Harry’s charity Sentebale will take place at Hampton Court Palace on Tuesday.

Over 3,000 people are expected to fill the grounds in a celebration of African and Western culture.

Sentebale supports the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people affected by HIV in Lesotho and Botswana.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Children will be taking to the street in Putney on Wednesday.

Pupils at Granard School will be able to leave school to play in Cortis Terrace, which will be closed to traffic, from 3 until 5 pm.

The pilot scheme has been arranged by the school, parents and environmental charity Sustrans to provide children with a safe space to play --

But also to tackle poor air quality and road safety concerns around drop off times at the school gates.

Wandsworth Council is currently considering a similar scheme for other schools.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Newly released figures in the Guardian University Guide show Kingston University as one of the country’s top 50 educational establishments.

Climbing ten places to become joint 48th out of 121, Kingston University follows a jump of 23 places last year and seven the year before.

The Guardian’s annual league tables focus on 54 subject areas including teaching satisfaction and student progression.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

The MP for Esther and Walton has said he admires the Environment Secretary’s honesty over his drug use.

Dominic Raab told the Today Programme that it shouldn’t bar Michael Gove from the race to be the next Conservative leader and Prime Minister.

Earlier this week Mr Raab, who is also running, said he would consider shutting down Parliament to force a “no deal” Brexit through.

Critics of the approach claim it could lead to a constitutional crisis, as the Queen has to formally end a session of parliament.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

More of Sutton town centre could be included in the new heritage site.

The area around The Cock sign at the top of Sutton High Street was designated a Heritage Action Zone by Historic England in 2017.

The council is now proposing extending the conservation area to recognise and protect more of the town centre.

This would include the town’s Victorian and Edwardian shop facades, St. Nicholas Church and the post-medieval layout on which Sutton’s based.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

A toddler and younger children’s playground on Wandsworth Common re-opens to the public today.

The playground at Chivalry Road has undergone a 6 week long £165,000 revamp.

The facelift includes new landscaping and safe play surfaces.

It also features modern play equipment, including timber swings, slides, see-saws, climbing frames, benches and picnic tables.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

Chelsea player Eden Hazard is set to leave the club for Real Madrid.

The Blues have agreed a deal with the Spanish giants in a deal which could end up being worth more than £150 million.

The Belgian has agreed a five year contract and is set to be unveiled on Thursday, as long as his medical goes to plan.

Hazard got 110 goals in just over 350 games at the club.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

A man is in a “life-threatening condition” after being stabbed in Thornton Heath.

Scotland Yard were called to reports of a disturbance in Bruce Road at around 4:20 yesterday afternoon.

The victim, who is in his twenties, was then rushed to hospital by air ambulance.

No arrests have been made, and police investigations are continuing.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 am  

The D-Day commemorations are continuing in Hammersmith today.

A ceremony will take place later in the gardens of the former St Paul’s School in Hammersmith Road.

Operation Overlord, the codename for the Battle of Normandy, was finalised there.

Today’s event will include a military vehicle display, wartime music, and children’s entertainment.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

Feltham Sea Scouts are midway through a 100km fundraising walk for a new scout hut.

They set off from Aston near Reading yesterday afternoon, and have been walking without stopping.

They’re meeting groups from Shepperton and Wandsworth today who’ll join them in the walk.

Cub leader Andy says the hut will benefit everyone.

You can find their Justgiving page here.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:22 am  

Tooting Shisha bar is fined for being unsafe.

The levels of carbon monoxide were so high at a shisha bar in Tooting, emergency gas board engineers had to be called to shut off the gas supply.

The potentially lethal conditions were found during environmental health checks on Café Havana in Upper Tooting Road.

Charcoal burners and smoking paraphernalia were being used in the unventilated premises.

The owner of the café, Dragonstar Limited, and its director Imran Ali were convicted in their absence of breaches of the Health Act 2006 at Lavender Hill Magistrates Court.

They were each were fined £1,250 and £775 in costs and victim surcharge.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:09 am  

A Kingston woman has been named in this year’s birthday honours.

Mary Prince is to be handed an MBE for services to young people with dyslexia in the borough.

Meanwhile, Syed Nasim from Cheam will also be awarded an MBE for services to community development and tackling poverty.

The Queen’s Birthday Honours are released to coincide with Her Majesty’s official birthday tomorrow.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:19 am  

Friday, 7 June 2019

Feltham Sea Scouts have today begun a 30 hour, 100 kilometre walk, without stopping, to raise money for a new scout hut.

They’re walking from Aston near Reading to the Houses of Parliament, aiming to get there by late afternoon tomorrow.

Cub leader Andy says the lack of rest is what gives the walk its power.

You can find their Justgiving page here.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:05 pm  

The family of a 3-year-old boy who died following a collision in Oxted have described him as a “beautifully wild, loving and funny little boy”.

Callan Hornegold was believed to be riding a skateboard, when he was involved in the collision with a white Mercedes Sprinter van.

He was taken to East Surrey Hospital in Redhill but sadly passed away.

Police are continuing their investigation after officers were called on 2nd June to the Hollies estate in Hurst Green and are asking for anyone who saw what happened to get in touch.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:09 pm  

Fire broke out at a recycling centre in Battersea earlier.

A waste compactor within a single storey waste transfer station caught fire in Cringle Street.

The cause of the blaze is not known at this stage; no one was reported injured.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:08 pm  

QPR’s Loftus Road ground is to be renamed the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium from next year.

Kiyan Prince was a 15 year old member of the club’s youth academy, who was stabbed to death in 2006.

His father Mark says the tribute “at a place where his skills were honed is a dream come true”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Three men have been charged following a drug seizure on Wednesday.

50 year old John Hamilton from Hammersmith, Robert Lilley and Zak Scully are charged with possession of class A drugs and obstruction of a drugs search.

Scully was also charged with ABH following an assault on an officer.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:49 pm  

Parts of Surrey are on a yellow weather warning later tonight.

There’s a forecast of strong winds, heavy thunder and rain.

Surrey Police is advising people to check trains before leaving the house and drivers to watch for debris.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:19 pm  

Sally Challen speaks out as a free woman

Sally killed her husband Richard in 2010 at their home in Claygate.

A judge reduced her sentence of murder to manslaughter on the grounds she was suffering an "adjustment disorder".

Today, she walked free from the Old Bailey.

The 65 year old has thanked her sons for their support over the last 9 years she has spent in prison.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:15 pm  

Sally Challen is a free woman this afternoon.

The 65 year old, who killed her husband at their home in Claygate in 2010, has spent almost 10 years in prison.

But a judge at the Old Bailey has handed her a sentence of 14 years reduced to nine years and four months, which she has already served.

Reporter Enda Brady is at the court for us.

The couple's son David says there was an undercurrent of abuse in their relationship.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:09 pm  

Chelsea have appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport over their transfer ban.

FIFA suspended the Premier League club from registering new signings for the next two windows, after they were found to have breached rules relating to young foreign players.

World football's governing body have already turned down an appeal from Chelsea.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Children at all primary schools in Hammersmith are to be offered a free breakfast.

The council says the move is to help combat “food insecurity.”

The council will also be the first in England and Wales to launch a pilot scheme to deliver free lunches in two secondary schools.

They’ll roll out in January 2020 at Fulham College Boys’ School and Woodlane High School as part of a four-year pilot.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:49 pm  

Investigations are continuing after a man died in a crash in Hammersmith in the early hours.

He was pronounced dead at the scene following the three-car collision on the A4.

Three men, believed to be in their 20s, were arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving.

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Sally Challen re-trial update

A senior judge at the Old Bailey says 65-year-old Sally Challen, who spent nearly a decade in jail for killing her abusive husband in a hammer attack in Claygate, will not face a re-trial.

Sally and her family are at the Old Bailey.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:51 pm  

Chelsea have appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport over their transfer ban

FIFA suspended the Premier League club from registering new signings for the next two windows - after they were found to have breached rules relating to young foreign players.

World football's governing body have already turned down an appeal from Chelsea.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:04 pm  

A woman from Claygate who spent nearly a decade behind bars for killing her husband in a hammer attack has arrived at the Old Bailey ahead of a fresh trial

65-year-old Sally Challen claims she suffered years of controlling and humiliating abuse.

She admits manslaughter, but denies murdering 61-year-old Richard Challen in August 2010.

She was jailed for life in 2011 but her conviction was quashed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:12 am  

13 people have been interviewed under caution during the criminal investigation into the Grenfell Tower fire in Kensington

Officers say others are scheduled to be questioned about the blaze, which killed 72 people.

More than 7,000 statements have also been taken.

In March, the Metropolitan Police said they're unlikely to bring any charges for at least two years.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:03 am  

Two more teenagers have been charged with the murder of a 46 year old in Battersea

Iderval da Silva was found with a severe head injury on the 25th of May.

The number of teens charged with his murder is now four.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:04 am  

Children across Surrey are educating their parents about the dangers of plastic pollution

They’ve signed up to The Surrey Primary Schools Plastic Challenge which is taking place across the county until the end of the month.

Schools are using a range of resources, including short films and letters to parents, to inform and inspire pupils into action.

Children will then encourage their parents to make a pledge to cut their plastic usage and take part in a quiz on the subject.

Schools will compete to have the most pupils completing the quiz and the most parents who pledge.

There are prizes for the most sign-ups.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:52 am  

Two more teenagers have been charged with the murder of a 46 year old in Battersea

Iderval da Silva was found with a severe head injury on the 25th of May.

The number of teens charged with his murder is now four.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:06 am  

Health chief wants more compassion for nursing staff

A health chief wants hospitals to be more compassionate in the way they deal with staff subjected to complaints from patients.

Baroness Harding who chairs the regulator NHS Improvement said lessons should be learned from the tragic death of Charring Cross hospital nurse Amin Abdullah.

He set himself on fire near Kensington Palace in February 2016 after being unfairly sacked.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:54 am  

Banstead vets to take part in D-Day event

Veterans from The Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society in Banstead will take part in a unique D-Day event in Portsmouth today.

They’ll take part in a special 75th anniversary commemoration ceremony.

The event will be attended by members of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and 100 children from Portsmouth Cathedral’s children’s choir outreach programme.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:52 am  

Katy Dune pulls off upset at Surbiton Trophy tennis

At the Surbiton Trophy tennis tournament in Berrylands Britain’s Katy Dune, Heather Watson and Dan Evans all made progress.

Dune earned her quarter final spot with an upset 6-4, 6-4 win over the much higher ranked Czech Tereza Smitkova.

Watson git by the American Madison Bringle 6-4, 6-2.

In men’s competition number four seed Dan Evans beat Aussie Alex Bolt in three sets.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:27 am  

Thursday, 6 June 2019

David Tennant's to star in a murder mystery series set in rural Scotland for Channel 4

Deadwater Fell is a psychological story of suspicion, which the Doctor Who star says is "chilling and fascinating".

The actor who lives in Chiswick will be "Jumbo" in the four-part show which is scripted by Grantchester writer Daisy Coulam.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:59 pm  

An award-winning makeup artist is encouraging older women not to feel pressured to follow current trends aimed at young people

Joanne Coleman, whose worked with the likes of Hollywood star Naomi Watts, has been in the industry for 30 years.

The mum-of-two from Walton on the Hill, says she’s in the process of setting up a YouTube channel targeted for a more mature audience.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:03 pm  

CCTV footage has been released of a man police would like to speak to in connection with a bike theft in Claygate

The bike is believed to have been taken from a shed in The Parade at around 4.50 am on Saturday the 1st of June.

The man police would like to identify is described as white, in his 40s or 50 with a bald head.

He appears to be wearing dark jeans, a light grey jacket and bright blue trainers with yellow 'Nike' ticks on the side.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:04 pm  

Tory leadership candidate Andrea Leadsom says she wouldn't try to shut down Parliament to push through Brexit

Fellow contender and MP for Esher and Walton, Dominic Raab, has left open the possibility of doing so to prevent MPs blocking a no-deal.

Speaking to political editor Beth Rigby, the former leader of the House of Commons says it's not on her agenda.

Eleven MPs are currently competing to replace Theresa May as leader of the Conservatives and Prime Minister.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:11 pm  

Surrey Police are appealing for help in finding a man who has breached his court imposed bail conditions

Mylo Rose has links to Stanwell, Walton, Woking and Guildford.

The 27-year-old is described as white, 5ft9 with dark brown hair.

Anyone with information is being asked to contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:09 pm  

Beat the Street is returning to Hounslow this autumn for the first time in two years

The free initiative aims to get people walking and cycling through a giant game.

Hundreds of sensors called Beat Boxes will be hidden across the borough where players can track their journey and earn points.

It runs from September 18th to October 30th and will see schools, businesses and community groups compete to win hundreds of pounds worth of prizes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:05 pm  

Today's business news round-up

Here's our reporter Annie Joyce.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

95 year old from New Malden recalls her memories of D-Day

Theresa May's thanked D-Day veterans at a memorial to mark the 75th anniversary of the landings.

She's among world leaders in northern France to remember the courage of those who made the ultimate sacrifice to liberate Europe on this day in 1944.

Sylvia from New Malden recalls how the news was remembered back home.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:59 pm  

It's understood Real Madrid has agreed a deal in principle for Chelsea forward Eden Hazard worth £88 million plus significant add-ons.

It's considerably less than the £130 million the club was demanding.

Hazard says it was his wish to leave Stamford Bridge after scoring twice in the final of the Europa League.

He has one year left on his contract.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

Heathrow Airport's installing £50-million worth of new scanners which will allow passengers to keep liquids and laptops inside their cases.

The new equipment will give staff a clearer picture of the contents of each bag.

The scheme's being backed by the Department for Transport and will be installed across the airport by 2022.

Travel writer Simon Calder says so-called "smart security" will be the next step, and it's already in development.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

M25 road rage killer Kenneth Noye has been freed from jail.

The 71 year old stabbed 21-year-old Stephen Cameron to death in an attack on the motorway in Kent in 1996.

He was sentenced to life with a minimum term of 16 years in 2000.

He’d only just been released from jail two years before his attack on Mr Cameron for his part in the infamous Brinks-Mat gold heist at Heathrow airport in 1983.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:33 pm  

A woman’s in hospital with serious injuries after a crash on the M3.

A car and a lorry collided on the northbound stretch near to the M25 turn off just after 1 o’clock this lunchtime.

The woman, a passenger in the car, was airlifted to hospital.

The man driving the car has been taken to hospital by ambulance with minor injuries.

The lorry driver is assisting police with their enquiries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

A teacher at Tolworth Girl’s has been found guilty of misconduct and may be banned from teaching for life.

30 year old Christopher Austen was found to have had a two month affair with an 18 year old pupil in 2016.

A teaching tribunal in 2018 heard he did not know the girl attended his school when he first met her in a supermarket.

However, he went on to hide the liaison once he found out the truth.

School headteacher Siobhan Lowe says the school followed the safeguarding protocols which included involving the council, who then notified the police.

A decision will now be taken on a life-time ban.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:59 pm  

Prince Harry spent the morning with the Chelsea pensioners.

He took part in their 75th D-Day commemorations.

London’s Royal Hospital Chelsea is a nursing home for some 300 veterans of the British Army.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

The so-called Speedboat Killer has been sentenced to four extra years in jail, after attacking a barman.

Jack Shepherd attacked the former soldier with a vodka bottle after being told he was too drunk.

The 31 year old is already in prison for the death of Charlotte Brown near Wandsworth Bridge in 2015.

He will now serve ten years behind bars.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

An extra special story time will take place at Roehampton Library next Wednesday.

Dame Jacqueline Wilson will be making an appearance.

The children’s author is well known for books including The Story of Tracy Beaker and The Suitcase Kid.

Ms Wilson has strong connections with Roehampton; she was appointed professional fellow of the University and Pro Chancellor in 2013.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

The Speaker of the House of Commons has spoken out against the possibility of proroguing parliament to secure a no-deal Brexit

John Bercow says parliament will not be “evacuated from the decision making process”.

It’s after Esher and Walton MP and Tory leader candidate Dominic Raab refused to rule out calling a recess in order to get no-deal.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:04 pm  

The so-called speedboat killer has pleaded guilty to attacking a barman last year

Jack Shepherd has admitted wounding former soldier David Beech.

He’s currently serving a six year prison sentence for the death of Charlotte Brown near Wandsworth Bridge.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:04 am  

A woman from Walton-on-the-Hill has won an award for best celebrity makeup artist

Joanne Coleman has worked with the likes of Naomi Watts, Patrick Stewart and Ryan Reynolds.

The mum-of-two explains what it felt like to be recognised for her work after 30 years in the industry.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:06 am  

Esher and Walton MP Dominic Raab reportedly refused to rule out proroguing parliament to force through a no-deal Brexit

That’s from a Tory Leadership hustings event yesterday, according to the Daily Telegraph.

Proroguing Parliament would prevent it from being able to stop a no-deal with votes or legislation.

Meanwhile, Matt Hancock has claimed a win for Jeremy Corbyn in a general election would result in "the first anti-Semitic leader of a Western nation since World War Two".

A Labour source describes it as a "baseless political attack".

Shadow chancellor John McDonnell says it's "a disgrace".
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:07 am  

Today marks 75 years since the D-Day landings

Commemorations will take place in Normandy to remember the largest seaborne invasion in history to defeat the Nazi regime.

The day began with a lone piper performing 'Highland Laddie' at the minute the invasion began, 6.25am .

Back home at the time, families were waiting for news of loved ones.

95 year old Sylvia from New Malden was one of them.

Theresa May's joined veterans at an inauguration ceremony for a memorial to commemorate those killed in the military operation.

22,442 members of the British armed forces died in the D-Day landings and the battle of Normandy.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:09 am  

A man has stolen around £3,000 in one hour in Lambeth

On Tuesday lunchtime, the suspect went into shops with a sharp implement and demanded money from the cash register.

They took place at Kings Avenue, Streatham Hill, and Brixton Road.

Nobody was injured during the robberies.

Police have released an image of a suspect.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:13 am  

Volunteers across Richmond honoured for highest award

A group of volunteers working across Richmond have been honoured with the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK.

Ham & Petersham SOS has been handed the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service,

The small charity provides services to older and less mobile residents to keep them active and engaged with their community.

Representatives attended a garden party at Buckingham Palace in May, along with other recipients of this year’s Award.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:15 am  

95 year old from New Malden talks of the challengers during D-Day

Women were an integral part of the war effort, taking over the jobs of the men who had been called up.

95 year old Sylvia from New Malden worked at a tubing factory in Kingston.

She says it was a challenging time.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:13 am  

British players make progress on Day 3 of Surbiton Trophy

Britain’s Katy Dunne, Dan Evans and Heather Watson got their 2019 grass court campaigns off to a winning start at the Surbiton Trophy.

On Day 3 in the ladies singles Katy Dunne recorded a 6-3 6-3 win over Anikita Raina a player ranked 92 places above her.

Meanwhile Watson will join her compatriot in the next round after she overcame Evgeniya Rodina 6-4 6-1 in exactly an hour.

In the Men’s singles no 4 seed Dan Evans defeated Ruben Bemelmans 6-4 6-4
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:23 am  

Chelsea Manager admits he misses Italy

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has admitted he misses Italy amid reports he could leave the club to join Juventus.

He told Vanity Fair "For us Italians the call of home is strong".

Sarri's future has been the subject of debate all season, despite only moving to Stamford Bridge from Napoli last summer.

He led Chelsea to a third place finish in the Premier League and won the Europa League.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:17 am  

A court has heard how a man, who killed his partner at his home in Clapham, had previously attacked his mother.

Desmond Sylva is currently on trial at the Old Bailey for the death of Simonne Kerr last August.

In 2010 the 41-year-old was charged with GBH after strangling his mother, Patricia King until she passed out.

However the charges were later dropped after King told police that she wasn’t willing to give evidence against her son.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:18 am  

Wednesday, 5 June 2019

Richmond Council is undertaking an exercise to check all of its ward boundaries are in the right place

A nationwide consultation by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England is currently underway.

It’s already been decided that Richmond’s ward numbers shouldn’t increase or decrease.

But the council says it’s vital people check to see if they think they are in the wrong one.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:02 pm  

South Western Railway says it takes its environmental responsibilities seriously

The trains company says it sends zero waste to landfill and emissions from energy usage is decreasing.

Transport is the UK’s largest sector emitter of greenhouse gases, accounting for around 28% of total emissions

Today is United Nations World Environmental Day.

This year’s theme is “beating air pollution.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:40 pm  

Police are investigating after a fight broke out at a pub in Guildford between Chelsea and Arsenal fans

The incident took place at the Guildford Tup pub in Chertsey Street, around 9.20pm during the Europa League final last Wednesday.

The three victims were celebrating a Chelsea goal when they were attacked and punched, bitten and pushed by rival fans.

One victim was able to escape and call police, causing the offenders to run off along Chertsey Street towards North Street.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:42 pm  

There’s been a shooting in Streatham Hill

The incident happened at about 1am on Saturday in Forster Road.

The victim, a 24-year-old man, was riding a bike when shots were fired at him from a passing car.

The victim was hit by pellets and received injuries to his buttocks.

He was taken to a west London hospital and has since been discharged.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:47 pm  

A 15 year old boy has been jailed following a stabbing in Thames Ditton

A 16 year old was attacked following an altercation on a bridge over train tracks in Woodfield Road in January.

The teenager, who was 14 at the time, pleaded guilty to causing GBH, handling stolen goods and possession of a bladed article.

He was sentenced to six years and eight months and also jailed for a further year after being involved in further violence in prison.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:35 pm  

A flawed planning policy has left families in Kingston living in sub-standard and claustrophobic conditions.

418 houses have been built under relaxed conversion to residential rules called “Permitted Development” since 2013.

To speed up delivery of new homes, developers can convert certain office and industrial units without expediting the full planning process.

Energy performance Certificates (EPC’s) have shown that 24 out of 30 homes built flout minimum standards.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

69% of people living in Ealing support Heathrow expansion.

That’s according to a new survey commissioned by Ealing Council which opposes a third runway.

1,200 residents were surveyed.

It showed people were encouraged by potential jobs and apprenticeships as long as air quality is protected and noise minimised.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:59 pm  

A pedestrian has been robbed in Walton.

The victim was walking along Rydens Road opposite Walton Park around 7pm on Sunday when a black BMW pulled up alongside him.

The passenger, who was described as a black man of slim build, asked to borrow a lighter.

When the victim went to hand it over, the suspect grabbed his arm and demanded his wallet.

The suspect took the cash out of the wallet, which he then discarded on the street.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:54 pm  

A man's died after being hit by a marked police car, which was responding to a 999 call in Mitcham

The victim, believed to be in his 60s, was pronounced dead at the scene after it happened in Mitcham, just before midday.

The Metropolitan Police's Directorate of Professional Standards and The Independent Office for Police Conduct have been told.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:53 pm  

The Poppy Factory is also in Portsmouth for the commemorations.

The Richmond based charity is on hand to offer advice and support to war veterans hoping to get into work once they finish service.

They’re at Portsmouth’s Royal maritime Club until 6 o’clock.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:01 pm  

There’s been a shooting in Clapham.

Police were called to Bedford Road just after 9.30 on Tuesday night.

Officers attended the scene, but there was no trace of any victims or suspects.

A little while later, a 24-year-old man presented at a south London hospital suffering from a gun shot wound to the leg.

The victim's injuries were declared not life-threatening.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:54 pm  

Operation Overlord which was finalised in Hammersmith is remembered ahead of D-Day

A sculpture incorporating more than 4,000 replica bullets has been created as part of the 75th anniversary of D-Day.

It features Denham Brotheridge, thought to be the first Allied serviceman to be killed during Operation Overlord.

Jane Barnard from The D-Day Story museum in Portsmouth says the sculpture's especially poignant.

Overlord proved to be the turning point in the Second World War, but few realise that D-Day was planned in Hammersmith by Generals Bernard Montgomery and Dwight Eisenhower, and presented to Winston Churchill and King George VI.

To mark the 75th anniversary of the beach landings which led to the retaking of continental Europe by the Allied forces, an event is being held in the gardens of the former St Paul’s School in Hammersmith Road, where Operation Overlord was finalised.

The only building surviving from the 6th of June 1944 is the old school’s High Master's House, now the St Paul’s Hotel, the front garden, today known as St Paul’s Gardens and the surrounding walls.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:05 pm  

A new programme has been launched in Surbiton to help children on the autistic spectrum.

The #HappyInSchool initiative focuses on providing parents with coping strategies, Autism and ADHD training.

The six week workshop focuses on difficulties some children may experience at school.

The project starts today at 1pm at Express CIC in Surbiton.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

A new programme has been launched in Surbiton to help children on the autistic spectrum

The #HappyInSchool initiative focuses on providing parents with coping strategies, Autism and ADHD training.

The six week workshop focuses on difficulties some children may experience at school.

The project starts today at 1pm at Express CIC in Surbiton.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:30 am  

UPDATE: house fire in Addington belongs to JLS star Oritse Williams

Police are treating a fire at the house belonging to former JLS star Oritse Williams as suspected arson.

It happened just a few days after he was cleared by a court of raping a fan.

The property in Addington has been badly damaged following yesterday's blaze.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:08 am  

Kingston University experts are exploring how artificial intelligence could be trained to detect the early signs of oral cancer

Professors have secured £146,000 for the two-year Medical Research Council-funded project.

It will see them work alongside experts from the University of Malaya and Cancer Research Malaysia.

Oral cancer is the eighth most common cancer worldwide, with 300,000 cases diagnosed each year.

The project will see teams train an AI system to spot early warning signs using images taken of the inside of the mouth on mobile phones.

If successful, it could help save both time and money on triaging patients, with potentially far-reaching benefits for the NHS.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:06 am  

People in Richmond affected by the ongoing closure of Hammersmith Bridge are finally going to be able to have their say

A Q&A is being held at the Wetland Centre in Barnes on June the 19th.

The Leaders of both Richmond and Hammersmith and Fulham Councils will be present as well as senior officers from TfL.

Businesses and residents in the borough are also being urged to take part in a survey about their usage of the bridge.

The results will help guide Richmond Council on the best action to take going forward.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:18 am  

A house that caught fire in Addington belongs to JLS star Oritse Williams

It comes just days after he was cleared of raping a fan.

Around 70 firefighters were called out to battle the blaze yesterday afternoon in Spout Hill.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

The luxury property was reportedly worth £3 million.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:30 am  

St George’s hospital in Tooting has released a video to reassure mums awaiting a caesarean birth

Doctors say they know a c-section can be “a daunting prospect”

They hope the short film will help them understand what to expect.

To view the video, go to St George’s Trust Twitter feed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:08 am  

Sir Philip Green has sealed a deal with regulators

It comes after the Croydon born businessman pledged millions more for his company's pension fund.

It means his restructuring plans are more likely to pass, potentially saving Arcadia from collapse.

Creditors will vote later on the proposals, which will see nearly 50 stores close, with the loss of more than 500 jobs.

City Editor, Mark Kleinman, says there's still some opposition.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:10 am  

Epsom and Ewell residents are top recyclers

According to the latest data Epsom and Ewell residents are among the best recyclers in the UK with much higher recycling rates than the national average.

Since moving to weekly collections of household rubbish and recycling in 2017, household recycling in the borough has increased to 53%.

The national average is 46%.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:41 am  

Architects get ready to recreate Twickenham Riverside

Five architects have been chosen from a list of over 50 to create designs for the future of Twickenham Riverside.

Richmond Council announced the launch of the Design Competition, managed by the Royal Institute of British Architects, in March.

Residents will get their say on the designs when they are presented to the public in September.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:16 am  

Elderly man injured in Wandsworth traffic accident

An 80-year-old man remains in hospital this morning in a critical condition after a road traffic accident in Wandsworth.

Officers were called after 1.30 yesterday afternoon after reports of an incident involving a grey Peugeot 307 and a pedestrian at the junction of McDermott Close and Ingrave Street.

The driver of the car, a woman in her 40’s, stopped at the scene and was arrested for driving under the influence of a controlled substance.

Police are appealing for information.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:25 am  

Reigate's Andrew Watson bows out of Surbiton Trophy tennis

Only nine matches were completed on a rain affected day two at the Surbiton Trophy tennis tournament in Berrylands.

Among the winners were the number two men’s seed Australia’s Mathew Ebden who dropped just two games in cruising past the Russian Evgeny Donskoy 6-2, 6-0.

Reigate’s Andrew Watson, who advanced through qualifying on Monday, lost 6-2 6-2 to Yunseong Chung.

In the Women’s draw Britain’s Jodie Burrage, couldn’t convert four match points before eventually losing to Belarusian Vera Lapko.

There was a British victory in the doubles with Katy Dunne and Emily Webley-Smith advancing to the next round.

Play begins this morning at 10am.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:21 am  

Tuesday, 4 June 2019

The Conservatives have changed the rules for its leadership election to eliminate candidates with little support

Those wanting Theresa May's job will now need the backing of eight MPs to formally enter the ballot, compared to just two previously.

Nigel Evans is a member of the 1922 Committee, which came up with the proposal.

At least 11 candidates have put themselves forward to become party leader and prime minister including Esher and Walton MP Dominic Raab.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:30 pm  

Surrey Police are appealing for help in finding a woman who has gone missing from Woking

Karen Abell, was last seen at the Priory in Chobham Road at around 12.15 earlier this afternoon.

Police say she may be in nearby woodland.

The 48-year-old is described as white, 5ft 2, of an average build, with dyed brown hair.

She was last seen wearing a dark top and dark trousers.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:38 pm  

It proved to be the turning point in the Second World War, but few realise that D-Day was planned in Hammersmith

It was there that generals Bernard Montgomery and Dwight Eisenhower penned “Operation Overlord.”

Thursday marks the 75th anniversary of the beach landings which led to the re-taking of continental Europe by the Allied forces.

A commemorative event will be held in the gardens of the former St Paul’s School, where the operation was finalised.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:32 pm  

A senior Met Police officer is warning of the dangers of a planned protest by Extinction Rebellion at Heathrow

The climate change group is threatening to “shut down” the airport for ten days in July unless plans for a third runway are dropped.

Sir Stephen House, Deputy Commissioner of the Met Police, says rumours they are planning to use drones are “reckless in the extreme.”

The group hasn’t confirmed whether or not it would use drones.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:36 pm  

Surrey’s top police officer has praised his staff following a number of events across the county over the weekend

Police and Crime Commissioner David Munro says officers faced “unprecedented demand” on resources.

Events included the Epsom Derby, where seven arrests were made over two days, and the 2019 Hells Angels Euro Run.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:33 pm  

Hounslow Council says raised pollution levels in Boston Manor Park are most likely down to the set up of a festival

The Junction 2 music event is taking place this coming weekend.

Organisers have been using power generators and HGVs to set up over the past few days.

Earlier, runners were urged to avoid the park because high levels of pollution apparently only seen “once in a blue moon” were recorded.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:35 pm  

Stormzy returned home to Croydon today . . . . in the form of art.

A portrait of the grime artist and his mum has arrived at Central Croydon Library on loan from the National Portrait Gallery.

The image was taken by Olivia Rose, the photographer behind “This is Grime,” the book that charted the rise of the music phenomenon.

It has been lent to Croydon Council as part of the Coming Home initiative launched by the National Portrait Gallery.

The aim is to lend 50 portraits of iconic individuals to places across the UK with which they are most closely associated.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Andrew Watson is out of the Surbiton Trophy

Jackie's Simone Halfin caught up with him after his match against Yun Seong Chung.

Rain has now stopped play.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:56 pm  

Derby County defender Richard Keogh is hopeful manager Frank Lampard will stay put.

The Chelsea legend has been linked with a return to Stamford Bridge.

The Blues current boss Maurizio Sarri is tipped to leave the club for Juventus this summer.

Keogh says he isn't surprised Lampard is being touted for other jobs after a successful first season at Pride Park.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:52 pm  

Anna Soubry has become leader of Change UK after six MPs quit.

Streatham MP Chuka Umunna, Sarah Wollaston and Luciana Berger are among those who've left.

The party, recently formed by Labour and Tory rebels, failed to get any MEPs at last month's European Elections.

Mike Gapes is one of the five remaining MPs; he says they won't give up.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:39 pm  

Fire fighters at scene of a fire in Croydon

Fire fighters are battling a blaze on Spout Hill in Addington.

They were called at 4.30 this afternoon to reports of a fire at a detached three storey property.

Part of the first floor and second floor are alight.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:36 pm  

Four men have been jailed for a combined total of 15 years after stealing nearly 3,000 PlayStations.

The games consoles were due to be delivered to the Port of Felixstowe but were instead taken to Essex.

One of the men, 48 year old Robert Ratcliff from Staines, was convicted of handling stolen goods and jailed for three years.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

The end of Ramadan is marked across SW London and Surrey

Today is Eid.

The event marks the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.

During the month, Muslims will fast from dawn until sunset, offering prayers and undertaking charitable work.

Farhad Ahmad is an Imam for the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community which worships at the Morden Mosque, Britain’s largest.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:59 pm  

Banksy has a message about Brexit for visitors to this year’s Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy.

The new work from the anonymous street artist features a customs arch salvaged from Heathrow airport.

That’s according to the RA’s published guide to this year’s artworks.

The work, entitled KEEP OU, is an EU arrivals gate which has been shuttered and padlocked.

The 251st edition of the Summer Exhibition opens on the 10th of June.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

Travellers have left Painshill in Cobham in the last couple of hours.

They pitched up with a number of caravans in the carpark of the picturesque park meaning it had to close its doors yesterday and today.

However, a spokesperson says normal service will resume tomorrow.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:28 pm  

A cat has been found close to death in Woking.

The RSPCA says the tortoiseshell had a make-shift splint on her right leg, burns and maggots when she was discovered on Sunday.

Named Minnie because of her size, she’s now in the care of vets.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:18 pm  

Police have confirmed a man found dead after a fire in Feltham is not missing man Shah Khan.

Officers and the London Fire Brigade are still investigating the blaze in Armadale Road on May the 20th.

It was in the early hours of the next morning that a body was discovered; formal identification is still underway.

But police say it is not Heathrow Airport worker Shah Khan who disappeared on May the 7th.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:53 pm  

Today marks the 106th anniversary of one of the most infamous events in Suffragette history.

On the 4th of June 1913 Emily Davison ran out in front of the King's horse at the Epsom Derby.

It’s alleged she tried to grab hold of the reins before being struck by the horse.

She sustained serious injuries and passed away four days later.

The Suffragette’s fought for votes for women in Britain.

Davison was a member of the Women's Social and Political Union, founded by Emmeline Pankhurst.

She was arrested on ten occasions, went on hunger strike seven times and was force fed on forty-nine occasions.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:42 pm  

James Cleverly has quit the Conservative leadership race.

The MP says it's "highly unlikely" he'd progress to the final two candidates.

It means 12 hopefuls remain, including Esher and Walton MP Dominic Raab, but some Tory backbenchers think that's too many.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

Thousands of protesters are out in force across the UK, demonstrating against the US President Trump's visit.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan thinks we should stand up to Donald Trump and tell him what we think.

This is what some people in Kingston think about the President’s visit.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:30 pm  

Tennis fans flock to the Surbiton Trophy

There were main draw wins for Great Britain’s James Ward and Brydan Klein on the opening day’s play at the Surbiton Trophy while their countryman Andrew Watson also secured victory in his qualifying match.

Ward saw off wildcard Paul Jubb, the 19-year-old from Hull who has been enjoying big success on the American college circuit, 7-5 4-6 6-3 on Centre Court to set up a second round match against No.12 seed Sergiy Stakhovsky of Ukraine.

Ward said afterwards “It was a good match, I think we both played a good level. It was tough throughout, we both served well and didn’t give each other too many opportunities. At the end it came down to a couple of points, it could have gone either way.”

Surrey’s Watson defeated No.2 seed Klein 3-6 6-2 7-5 in their qualifying match but Klein then made the most of a lucky loser main draw spot, battling back from a set down to overcome Australia’s Andrew Harris 2-6 6-3 6-4 in his first round match later the same day.

The tournament runs at Surbiton Racket and Fitness Club until Sunday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:30 pm  

A fire’s broken out in Croydon

Firefighters were called to the blaze in a flat above a shop in St James’s Road at 3am.

Most of the flat was gutted but there were no reports of any injuries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:26 am  

A rare £25,000 watch has been stolen from Putney

Police were called to Gwendolen Avenue on Friday the 24th of May after an intruder entered a man’s home and stole it from his wrist.

The 52 year old was standing in his bedroom when he was approached by a man who began threatening him.

The intruder is a white male, aged between 25 and 40, and of slim build and had his face covered with a skull and crossbone bandana.

The stolen watch is a Chopard LUC 18ct white gold Limited Edition strap watch, number 298 of 1860.

It has a black face and black crocodile strap.

Officers are urging jewellers and collectors to keep an eye out for the stolen item and to contact officers immediately if it is offered for sale.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

South Western Railway is honouring the armed services this week

It’s offering free travel for veterans, serving troops, and cadets ahead of D-Day commemorations in Portsmouth.

They’ll be able to travel free of charge tomorrow and Thursday by showing their military identification.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:50 am  

Hounslow Council is paying tribute to one of its councillors

Rajinder Bath, who represented Heston West Ward, passed away at home yesterday.

The authority says his death has “come as a terrible shock to everyone.”

Cllr Rajinder was one of the longest serving councillors in the borough, first elected in 1990.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:32 am  

A green plaque is to be unveiled at the former home of The Wombles creator

Elisabeth Beresford, who died in 2010, lived near Wandsworth Common.

Wandsworth Council will unveil its version of the coveted blue plaque at a ceremony tomorrow.

The Wombles were loveable creatures that lived on Wimbledon Common and had a penchant for collecting litter.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:05 am  

People across Elmbridge are being urged to show their borough the love

The council has launched its “Love Elmbridge” campaign to highlight the good things the area has to offer.

The authority wants to hear views from residents about everything from sports facilities to restaurants.

People are being urged to send their pictures and stories to the council which will in turn share them on social media.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:35 am  

Next week is Bike Week in the London borough of Hounslow

People across Hounslow are being urged to get on their bike.

The council wants residents to try cycling where possible.

Hounslow says its seen a “significant increase” in the amount of people signing up for adult courses over the past three years.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:14 am  

Chelsea winger Carney wants women's World Cup gold medal

England's Karen Carney says unless she wins the Women's World Cup this summer - she'll look back on her career and see it as unfulfilled.

The Chelsea winger will feature in her eighth major tournament when it gets underway in France at the weekend.

England face Scotland in their opening game on Sunday - and Carney admits she’d like to add a global football title to her CV.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:40 am  

British men progress at Surbiton Trophy tennis

On day one of the Surbiton Trophy tennis tournament in Berrylands there were main draw wins for Brits James Ward and Brydan Klein.

Ward beat wildcard Paul Jubb, from Hull, 7-5, 4-6, 6-3.

Lucky loser Klein beat Aussie Andrew Harris 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 after earlier losing in qualifying to Surrey’s Andrew Watson.

In women’s action Naomi Broady, Victoria Allen, Emily Appleton and Eden Silva all lost in the first round of qualifying.

The tournament continues until Sunday at the Surbiton Racket Club.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:44 am  

British Airways resumes flights to Pakistan

British Airways has resumed flights to Pakistan more than ten years after a hotel bombing led to a suspension of the route.

The bombing at the Marriott Hotel in the capital Islamabad in 2008 resulted in 54 deaths.

Saturday’s flight from Heathrow is a victory for Prime Minister Imran Khan who had been seeking the airline’s return as a vote of confidence in his country’s struggling economy.

BA is now scheduled to fly three times a week to Islamabad from Heathrow.

They’re the only western airline to serve Pakistan.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:23 am  

Chessington born actor Paul Darrow dies

Chessington born actor Paul Darrow has died at the age of 78 after a short illness.

He was best known for his role as Kerr Avon in sci-fi BBC TV series Blake’s 7 and most recently voiced soundbites for independent radio stations Jack FM and Union Jack.

Darrow appeared in more than 200 television shows including Doctor Who, The Saint, Emmerdale and Hollyoaks.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:09 am  

Monday, 3 June 2019

A man has been arrested following an assault in Surbiton

The victim was punched and kicked in Claremont Road but police say he was not critically injured.

The suspect went on to assault police and was arrested at the scene.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:58 pm  

A man has been jailed for just over 2 years following a number of thefts at restaurants in Heathrow Airport and across London

A court heard how Mark Walker stole bags containing goods worth £25,000 from unsuspecting diners at 15 hotel restaurants.

He was eventually caught by a group of plain clothed officers who went undercover at a number of hotels around Heathrow in March.

The 48-year-old also pleaded guilty to two further thefts in Westminster and Kensington and Chelsea.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:58 pm  

It's understood Andy Murray will compete in the doubles at the Queen's Club tennis championships later this month

The former world number one recently said he now feels "pain-free", after having a hip resurfacing operation in January.

The tournament at Queen's gets underway on the 17th of June, two weeks before Wimbledon.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:57 pm  

The Britain's Got Talent final has earned ITV its highest overnight ratings of the year so far

An average of 8.5 million viewers watched last night's episode filmed at the Hammersmith Apollo.

Chelsea Pensioner Colin Thackery was named the winner.

Last night’s show had a peak viewing figure of 10.6 million.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:04 pm  

A 33 year old man from Egham has been jailed for 16 months for dangerous driving following a collision on the M25 in October

Mihai Avram was driving a transit van between junctions 13 and 12 when he stopped and proceeded to reverse into on-coming traffic.

This resulted in a collision between his vehicle and a minibus containing eight passengers returning from an overseas stag party.

One of the passengers suffered life-threatening injuries and has been left with a life-changing brain injury.

The seven other passengers and the minibus driver were also injured following the incident.

Avram pleaded guilty to one count of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

He received three points on his licence and has been ordered to pay a £140 fine, as well as a victim surcharge of £30 and £85 in costs.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:12 pm  

Police are hunting a man who allegedly hit a member of staff at East Croydon station with a belt

The suspect pushed his way through the barrier and when challenged about not having a ticket, lashed out with the belt.

He then punched the victim twice in the face, causing injuries to his cheek.

The assault happened at 10.30am on the 15th of March; details have only just been released.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:11 pm  

Former Chelsea Ladies defender Laura Bassett has announced her retirement from football.

The 35 year old made 61 appearances for England’s Lionesses' after starting her career at Coventry.

Writing on social media Bassett says "Happy retirement day to me. Here's to the future!"
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

The Old Bailey’s heard a nurse who performed on Britain’s Got Talent was killed by her partner at his home in Clapham.

41 year old Desmond Sylva has gone on trial.

He denies murder but has pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of 31 year old Simonne Kerr.

She was last seen heading to his flat last August.

The court’s heard Mr Sylva called his brother that day to say he had killed his girlfriend before he alerted the emergency services.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

A children's book written by David Walliams has been adapted for the stage.

The multi-million pound production of 'Grandpa's Great Escape' will feature a life-size tank and a Spitfire.

The show will tour arenas in the UK later in the year, starting in Birmingham in December.

Tickets go on sale tomorrow.

The entertainer, who spent his own childhood in Banstead, says he "couldn't be more excited."
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:16 pm  

Epsom’s MP appears to have changed his views about plans to sell off land at the town’s hospital.

Chris Grayling originally said he was worried the sale of land at the site may restrict its ability to expand in the future.

Legal & General is intending to build a centre for the frail, with a mix of sheltered accommodation, care suites and facilities for residents.

The company has also committed to giving Epsom Hospital and its staff access to some of the facilities.

Mr Grayling now says although it’s not the path he would have chosen, he can see it’ll create a centre that will be valuable for the area.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:14 pm  

Could Barnes actor Robert Pattinson be the next Batman

Robert Pattinson seems to have been confirmed as the next Batman.

The film's director, Matt Reeves, tweeted a gif of the actor, from Barnes, along with three bat emojis.

It's understood he'll play a younger version of the Caped Crusader.

He’ll take over from Ben Affleck who starred in Dawn Of Justice and Justice League.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:30 pm  

Sutton residents are being urged by the National Lottery to double check their EuroMillions tickets

One person in Sutton could be sitting on thousands of pounds.

The National Lottery has issued an appeal for people in the borough to check their EuroMillions tickets as one prize has gone unclaimed.

The winning ticket was purchased in Sutton on May the 17th.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:05 pm  

Worshippers detained a man with a hammer outside a Mosque in West London this morning before police arrived

A 38 year old man's been arrested outside a mosque in west London, after reportedly trying to attack people with a hammer.

Police say they're questioning a suspect on suspicion of attempted grievous bodily harm.

Officers say the incident early this morning is not being treated as terror-related.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

Today marks the second anniversary of the London Bridge terror attack

8 people were killed and 48 were injured.

In 2017 we spoke to Chris Smith from Croydon, who works near where the attack took place.

Two years on we spoke to Chris again.

A Service will be held this evening at Southwark Cathedral.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:34 am  

Stabbing in Croydon

A 24 year old man has been found in Croydon with multiple stab wounds.

Police were called to Selsdon Park Road just before 3am.

The victims condition is currently unknown.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:53 am  

Surbiton junior park run celebrates four successful years

The Surbiton junior Park Run celebrates its fourth anniversary in August and had its 194th run yesterday.

The weekly free 2k timed event for juniors takes place every Sunday morning at the Alexandra recreation ground in Tolworth.

Seasoned runner Danny Norman is one of the events coordinators he spoke to Radio Jackie about the history and success of the event.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:14 am  

Sunday, 2 June 2019

A review of Croydon’s so called “Local Plan” is underway

The council is looking over the document which sets out the borough’s strategy for growth up to 2040.

As part of the review, the council will look at alternative and suitable locations for new homes and community facilities.

The draft partial review will be available for public comment in November.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:28 pm  

A number of flats built in Bedfordshire have been transported to Wandsworth

The Pocket Living housing scheme on the banks of the River Wandle is aimed at first time buyers.

The development sees completed residential units assembled at a factory before being transported to site and installed with cranes.

The scheme has already won an award for its design and pioneering construction method.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:26 pm  

An inexperienced England rugby union side have picked up a victory against the Barbarians at Twickenham

They were 51-43 winners, with Harlequins' Alex Dombrandt scoring 2 of the hosts' 6 tries.

None of the players involved are expected to be in Eddie Jones' World Cup squad.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:27 pm  

All English UEFA Super Cup has potential for a classic!

Liverpool will play Chelsea in the first all-English Uefa Super Cup on 14 August in Istanbul.

The Reds qualified by beating Tottenham 2-0 in the Champions League final, with the Blues booking their place with a 4-1 win over Arsenal in the Europa League on Wednesday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:16 pm  

The 2019 Epsom Derby Festival was another "success" for Surrey Police and the many organisations involved in planning and running this prestigious event.

The event saw Surrey Police showcase various teams, including police dogs, search units, public order officers, drones and firearms officers.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:09 pm  

Oxted collision witness appeal

Surrey police are appealing to the public for information regarding a collision in Oxted that has sadly claimed the life of a four year old child.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:17 pm  

Kingston resident finally getting their say.

People across Kingston are being urged to have their say on what happens in the borough over the next few years.

There will be major events held in each neighbourhood over the course of the year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:42 pm  

Chelsea boss tells the club he wants to leave.

Maurizio Sarri has informed Chelsea he wants to leave the club this summer, despite winning the Europa League just last Wednesday.

According to sources in Italy he feel that his future is with Juventus, and has instructed his agent to begin the process of his exit.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:13 pm  

MP for Hayes John McDonnell says he burst into tears when Jeremy Corbyn became Labour leader.

In an interview with The Times, the shadow chancellor said he cries “all the time.”

He gets most upset when he hears stories from his constituents, such as when people have attempted suicide after losing their benefits.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:59 am  

Dorich House Museum in Kingston has been awarded £65,000 to enable it to explore its history.

The money is coming from The National Lottery Heritage fund.

Dorich House was acquired by Kingston University in 1994 and used to be the home and studio of renowned artist Dora Geraldine.

It was home to the largest collection of her work but following her death it gained a reputation for squatters.

The cash will fund research into the museum’s infamous “squatter years” and cover its uncertain fate in the 80s and 90s.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

Police are appealing for help finding a man missing from Cheam.

They’re concerned for the welfare of 45 year old Matthew Williams, who suffers from Asperger’s.

He’s known to visit hospitals and museums in Central London.

Anyone who sees him should call Bromley police.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:04 am  

Surrey Cricket League: Surrey Warriors register first Premier win

In Surrey Cricket League Premier Division action yesterday Surrey Warriors picked up their first win of the season at the expense of St Lukes.

Muhammad Adnan with 81 runs and bowling figures of 5 for 42 paved the way for the Warriors 5 wicket win.

At Tolworth Court Franco Surrey Seamers, 179, beat Reigate Priory, 77, by 102 runs.

Parthepan Ahilesh took 7 for 22 for the champions.

There were also wins for Balham & Tooting, Sutton Challengers and Clapham Old Xaverians.

In Division One Ploughmans returned to winning ways with an 87 run win over Raynes Park Former Pupils.

London Welsh and Merton played out an exciting tie in Division Two where both teams made 200 runs.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:38 am  

Damning report into Heathrow Immigration Removal Centre

An official report says immigration detainees at the Heathrow Immigration Removal Centre are having their human rights violated.

The Independent Monitoring Board for the centre in Harmondsworth says some foreign nationals are being held for excessively long periods, in some cases as long as four-and-a-half-years.

The board also warned that gang crime and drug problems there need to be urgently addressed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:33 am  

Harlequins women feature in historic game at Twickenham

Harlequins’ Abbie Scott, Leanne Riley and Chloe Edwards have been named in England Women’s rugby squad for today’s historic first match against Barbarians Women at Twickenham Stadium.

Kick-off is 12.45pm.

Meanwhile Harlequins men’s team flanker Alex Dombrandt will start for an inexperienced England XV against the Barbarians in the historic double header.

Kick-off in the second game is 3.30pm.
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