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Saturday, 14 September 2019

Mole Valley Council is postponing a public consultation due to Brexit

The Future Mole Valley Local Plan had been due to launch on October the 21st and run for two months.

The authority says if a general election is called, consultation promotions would need to stop anyway because of pre-election rules.

The aim of the consultation is for residents to set out what changes they’d like to see in the borough over the next 15 years.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:58 pm  

The Police’s national anti-knife crime campaign took another step forward as Surrey police received delivery of new amnesty bins.

The bins located across the county including Woking and Reigate are designed for people to drop off knives with no questions asked.

The amnesty is part of their Operation Sceptre campaign and has the catchphrase, “surrender your knife, save a life”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:30 pm  

Kingston University has been shortlisted for the UK Social Mobility Awards

The nomination recognises its sector-leading approach to championing fair access and inclusivity in higher education.

Kingston is one of an elite group of six institutions shortlisted in the newly created University of the Year category.

The winners of the awards will be announced at a gala on the 10th of October.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:11 pm  

Dylan Munro of Harlequins appeared before an Independent Judicial Officer this morning.

He was shown a yellow card 7 seconds into the Premiership Rugby 7s match between Harlequins and Northampton Saints on Friday.

This was for tackling, charging, pulling, pushing or grasping an opponent whose feet were off the ground.

Munro accepted the charge and was given a four-week suspension by single Judicial Officer, Matthew Weaver.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:30 pm  

Epsom’s MP says he has personally lodged objections to two proposed developments in Epsom.

Chris Grayling says he doesn’t agree with plans to develop the Wells Community Centre.

The MP says plans to build homes on the site, which closed in 2016, do not go far enough to incorporate community facilities.

He says he’s also concerned about plans to build high rise blocks in Epsom and Stoneleigh which he says are “out of character.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

A women from Claygate been telling her story to the Daily Mail in the hope it will save others from her fate.

Sally Challen killed her husband then had her murder conviction quashed by proving his psychological torture drove her to it.

She was released from prison earlier this year.

Her case is now cited as one of the most shocking examples of coercive control in the UK

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:26 pm  

Detectives are appealing for information following a fatal collision in Feltham.

Two cars came together at the Clockhouse roundabout at around 9-thirty last Sunday night.

A 23-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene, while a 20-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

She has been released under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

The MP for Hayes and Harlington has called for a public inquiry after a man died in a detention centre near Heathrow.

John McDonnell says he is extremely concerned about another death at the Harmondsworth detention centre.

Nigerian national Oscar Okwurime passed away at the facility on Thursday.

An investigation has since been launched by the police and the coroner.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:06 pm  

A scheme aimed at encouraging youngsters to swap clothes instead of bin them has been launched at a school in Tooting.

“SwopItUp” is the brain-child of 16 year old Zaqiya Caje.

It allows young people to upgrade their wardrobe for free whilst also reducing their carbon footprint.

She explains why it’s important for young people to get involved.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard says he is impressed with how Wolves have started the season.

He says they have coped well with having to juggle playing in Europe and the Premier League.

When the Blues travel to Molineux this afternoon it will be the home side’s 11th competitive fixture of the season.

Lampard says he admires the work Nuno Espirito Santo has done at the club.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:01 am  

Moped gangs have started a craze of knocking people off their bikes and filming it.

The Times is reporting that motorbike riders are kicking and pushing moving cyclists over after driving alongside them.

They are then uploading clips of the attacks on the social media site Instagram.

In one video, recorded in Sutton, a man pushes a male cyclist into a wall at speed.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:30 am  

Croydon is to be among 69 high streets across England which will benefit from a 95-million-pound fund to revive historic shopping areas.

The government says the investment will support regeneration in the area and also help attract more commercial investment.

The money is now due to be released after the bids were announced in May.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 am  

A woman who allowed her council flat in Battersea’s York Road estate to be used as a drugs factory has been evicted.

53 year old Benedicta Osei-Ababyo permitted her two sons to store, manufacture and deal class A and class B drugs.

A few months after they were convicted of drugs offences, she allowed her brother to set up a crack factory there.

Detectives found drugs stashed in shoes, cupboards and drawers alongside more than £12,000 in cash after raiding the property.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

A young Walton girl is a serious fundraiser.

A 5 year old Walton girl has raised more than £2,000 for the Princess Alice Hospice by having her waist length hair cut.

Iris Hayes wanted to raise money for the hospice which had looked after her grandma, Wendy, who died this summer.

The hair was put into five foot long plaints and donated to the Little Princess Trust which makes wigs for children who lose their own hair through illness.

Iris says her next fundraising event will be a marathon cycle ride with her dad and brother from London back to home in Walton.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:36 am  

Protesters are arrested at Heathrow.

Eighteen people have been arrested at Heathrow in connection with an attempted drone protest.

Members of Extinction Rebellion intended to fly the devices in the exclusion zone around the airport in an attempt to disrupt flights.

The group says some of the drones were stopped from working because of technology which can jam signals.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:34 am  

Police appeal for information relating to a fatal collision in Feltham.

Two vehicles collided at the Clockhouse roundabout near the A30 on Sunday 8th September when a 23 year old man died.

A second man, a 32 year old passenger in the other vehicle, was taken to hospital, but his injuries are not life threatening.

A 23 year old woman was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving but has been released under investigation.

Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:31 am  

Friday, 13 September 2019

A fishmonger from Chelsea who’s had his Instagram posts censored has received an explanation from the social media site.

Rex Goldsmith told the BBC his posts had been “greyed out” twice in the space of a fortnight.

A warning message had also been placed over the top of them.

Instagram said in a statement that the content had been mistakenly flagged.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:13 pm  

A private hire taxi driver who used a fake blue badge to park in Croydon has been fined hundreds of pounds.

29 year old Josh Elvin used a counterfeit permit to park his black Toyota Auris in Derby Road and Leighton Street in January.

When interviewed, he claimed the badge belonged to a friend but was unable to provide their name.

He admitted two counts of fraud and was ordered to pay fines totalling £750, costs of £450 and a £35 court surcharge.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:06 pm  

Police are asking anyone who has CCTV footage of Monday’s fire in Worcester Park to hand it in.

The blaze gutted a block of flats on The Hamptons estate in the early hours.

No one was injured.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:05 pm  

Today is the last day to respond to the consultation about Heathrow expansion.

Councils supporting it say that the work will create jobs, and will act as a hub for business connectivity.

However, the increased number of night flights, the environmental impact, and cost to the taxpayer have all been criticised.

Protesters tried to fly drones this morning at the airport in opposition to the third runway.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:05 pm  

Esher’s Princess Alice Hospice says Brexit and Donald Trump have led to some very “turbulent times” for the charity.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:09 pm  

A Met Police officer has been allowed to keep his job despite being found guilty of using unnecessary force while carrying out an arrest.

Glen Cheal was under investigation following an incident in Tooting in June 2014.

A hearing found him guilty of using “unnecessary, unreasonable and disproportionate” force during an arrest of a member of the public.

However, he was handed a final written warning.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:06 pm  

Another family is calling for tougher rules on food labelling.

A coroner has decided Owen Carey was misled into thinking a Byron Burger buttermilk coated chicken was safe to eat in 2017.

The firm says its high standards of communicating with customers weren't met.

Nadim’s daughter Natasha Ednan-Laperouse died after eating a Pret-A-Manger baguette at Heathrow Airport in 2016.

He’s told us enough is enough.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

September the 25th marks National Fitness Day

National Fitness Day is being described by organisers as "the most active day of the year."

The aim is to get people across the UK of all ages and backgrounds together to get fit.

Thousands of events will be held across the UK.

James and Luke are personal trainers at Xcel in Walton, which is inviting everyone to test their fitness at a free open day on Saturday the 28th of September.

They explain the joys and importance of a good fitness regime.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

The number of people killed as a result of domestic violence in the UK is at its highest level in five years.

That’s according to new research carried out by the BBC which has spoken with 43 police forces across the UK.

173 people were killed in domestic violence-related homicides last year, that’s an increase of 32 deaths on 2017.

Sutton councillor Jean Crosby is leading the campaign to cut domestic abuse across the borough which has seen an 8% rise in the crime.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Climate change campaigners say they've successfully launched a drone intended to ground flights at Heathrow Airport.

The group Heathrow Pause also claims 10 people have now been arrested as it protests against a third runway.

This was the video Heathrow Pause posted in the early hours.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:59 pm  

People in Thornton Heath affected by the Windrush scandal are being urged to get their claims for compensation in.

A public information event is being held tomorrow at CACFO UK between 11 and 1.

It’s one of a series being held by the Home Office across the UK.

The session will provide information on who may be eligible for compensation, what kind of impacts and losses are covered by the scheme and how to apply.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:21 pm  

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard believes Mason Mount will only get better and better now he's playing regularly in the Premier League.

The midfielder made his England debut in last week's Euro 2020 qualifier against Bulgaria.

Lampard says the more to come from the youngster.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

The newly renovated Richmond Theatre will get its big reveal tonight as it opens its doors for Autumn.

The Victorian building has undergone two months of extensive refurbishment works in time for its 120th birthday celebrations.

Theatre Director Brendan Riding says it wasn’t your ordinary refurb because of its listed status.

Bonnie Langford, who started her career at Richmond, will take to the stage.

Brendan says she's the perfect person to welcome people back.

There is a special open day on Sunday to mark the 120th birthday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:47 pm  

Climate change activists say they've successfully launched a drone intended to cause disruption at Heathrow Airport

The group Heathrow Pause has tweeted that 11 people have now been arrested over the action - which has yet to cause any issues to flights.

Police Analyst Graham Wettone says it will still be causing a headache for the authorities.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:58 am  

BP have been fined £400,000 after a four tonne crude oil leak in the Shetland Isles

The Health and Safety Executive found that the Sunbury-based Exploration Operating division failed to take necessary measures to prevent accidents.

Speaking after the hearing, the principal inspector said it could have been “easily” avoided if “simple” steps had been taken.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:05 am  

Epsom and St Helier NHS Trust has apparently agreed to “hold fire” on discussions to create a new hospital next to the Royal Marsden

That’s the news from Epsom’s MP Chris Grayling.

The Trust is working on plans to consolidate acute and emergency services at one new site, preferably next to The Marsden in Sutton.

NHS bosses are clear that no decision has been taken, and the situation is only being considered by NHS England at present.

Mr Grayling says Epsom and St Helier’s bosses have told him they won’t do any more work on the project unless they get an indication funding’s available.

Mr Grayling also says if the NHS does decide to take a new hospital project forward, he will argue that Epsom should be the centre for investment.

He’s reassuring residents that whatever happens, Epsom will retain, in his words, “most of what it does at the moment.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:24 am  

A dispersal zone has been put in place around Heathrow Airport, in an attempt to deter protesters

Two people have been arrested so far have been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit a public nuisance.

They were arrested within the perimeter of the airport.

Flights are continuing to take off and land as normal.

Environmental campaign group Heathrow Pause have been trying to fly drones at head height in order to disrupt flights.

This protester told us they want to draw attention to their cause of trying to prevent a third runway.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:09 am  

A brand new public Question Time could be coming to council meetings in Kingston

It's hoped to expand resident participation and improve engagement with residents and businesses alike in decision making.

The proposed sessions will give people the chance to ask questions for 30 minutes at Full Council meetings and hold decision makers to account.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:08 am  

Climate change activists are aiming to disrupt Heathrow this morning even though five of their group were arrested yesterday

They're planning to fly drones just above head height in an exclusion zone - which would be enough to ground flights.

"Heathrow Pause" wants to put pressure on the government not to allow a third runway.

Met Police Deputy Assistant Commissioner Laurence Taylor says they will take the action seriously.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:16 am  

British Airways is cancelling hundreds of flights ahead another planned strike by pilots

Tens of thousands of passengers are expected to be affected two weeks today.

Heathrow based BA and the pilots' union Balpa both say they've put forward ideas aimed at preventing the walkout.

Affected customers will have the right to be rerouted on the next available flight, even if it's with a rival airline.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:06 am  

Thursday, 12 September 2019

Hounslow council has backed a proposal to launch a workplace parking Levy within the Great West Corridor

It comes after a public consultation inside the western section of the corridor between November and January.

If given the go ahead the parking levy would provide funding towards a new rail line between Brentford and Southall.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Climate change activists are vowing to still disrupt Heathrow with drones tomorrow, despite police arresting five of their colleagues

Three men and two women have been detained on suspicion of conspiracy to commit a public nuisance.

The group "Heathrow Pause" says the protest over the airport's expansion will go ahead anyway.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:27 pm  

A CCTV image has been released of a man suspected of tampering with an ATM in Fetcham

A card scanning device was placed on the cash machine at the Sainsbury’s Local on Cobham Road on Saturday afternoon.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Hayes and Harlington's MP John McDonnell says he has little trust in PM

The Prime Minister's denied lying to the Queen.

Boris Johnson says he absolutely did not cover up the real reason he wanted to suspend Parliament, something Her Majesty has to approve.

Yesterday a court in Edinburgh said his move was unlawful and the Supreme Court will hear the government's appeal next week.

We asked Labour's shadow chancellor John McDonnell if he thought Mr Johnson did lie to the monarch.

Meanwhile, a judge in Belfast has rejected a claim the Government's Brexit strategy would harm the peace process.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

UPDATED: Five people have been arrested by police attempting to prevent a planned climate change protest at Heathrow tomorrow.

Three men and two women were detained by officers trying to stop drones being flown near the airport.

Heathrow and the Metropolitan Police force insist they remain fully prepared for tomorrow's planned demonstration.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:33 pm  

An affordable housing scheme in Roehampton has won a top prize at this year’s National Housing Awards.

The development, on the site of the former Pocklington Court in Alton Road, has been named “Best Scheme in Planning.”

The vacant 1960s building was previously owned by a charity that provided accommodation for blind and visually impaired residents.

The charity decided to close the building and relocate its tenants to better and more modern accommodation in 2015.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

A man who was shouting racial abuse at two women in hijabs is being hunted by police.

It happened on a Northern Line train last Sunday just before 10am.

A fellow passenger who tried to intervene was pushed and allegedly spat at by the man.

The offender was in his early forties, thin, with bad teeth and scruffy hair.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

Extinction Rebellion says two men have been arrested by police as part of efforts to prevent a planned protest at Heathrow by climate change activists.

It's understood the pair had threatened to fly drones near the airport tomorrow, as part of a demonstration against the airport's expansion.

They were detained in the east of the city by the Metropolitan Police, who warned campaigners yesterday they faced arrest.

Deputy Assistant Commissioner Laurence Taylor, said: "We have carried out these arrests today in response to proposed plans for illegal drone use near Heathrow Airport which protest group Heathrow Pause have said will take place tomorrow morning.

"Our policing plan is aimed at preventing criminal activity which poses a significant safety and security risk to the airport, and the thousands of passengers that will be using it. We have warned previously that arrests would be made if this activity continued.

"In these circumstances, we believe these arrests to be a proportionate response to preventing criminal activity that could significantly impact on a major piece of national infrastructure.

"We remain fully prepared for the planned protest tomorrow, and will work quickly to identify criminal activity and arrest anyone committing offences."
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:14 pm  

Women are more likely to die from heart attacks than men because they don’t recognise the symptoms

That’s according to new research out today by Healthspan.

Most associate the signs of a heart attack with a crushing pain in the chest.

But 80% of women surveyed had no idea back pain could also be a sign.

Alison from Kingston didn’t realise that her jaw pain was an after effect of the heart attack she’d had two days earlier.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Two men have been jailed for over 7 years after admitting burglaries in Esher, Oxshott and Cobham.

Jewellery was taken from homes in Manor Road South, Eaton Park Road and Manor Way in May.

29 year-old Juan Salas-Alfaro and 25 year-old Patricio Tosso-Navarro were both charged with burglary and conspiracy to commit burglary.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:43 pm  

A woman who was involved in a collision with a motorbike in Balham on Tuesday has died.

Police are asking drivers who may have dash-cam footage of the incident in Bedford Hill to come forward.

The pedestrian, a woman aged in her early 50s, passed away earlier.

The rider of the motorcycle, a man aged in his late 50s, suffered minor injuries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:27 pm  

There’s just hours left until a number of toy drones are expected to go up at Heathrow.

It’s as part of a campaign by climate change group Heathrow Pause.

They’re threatening a week’s worth of disruption, which will close the runways, starting at 3am.

The Met police says anyone caught will be arrested and prosecuted.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:47 pm  

Police are investigating two stabbings in Putney and Roehampton

Police were called to Burston Road in Putney just after 10.30, but the alleged victim had already left the scene.

Officers were then called to Eastleigh Walk on Roehampton’s Alton Estate 20 minutes later.

Police found a man, believed to be in his 20s, suffering stab injuries.

A man presented in hospital with stab injuries just after 11am and was arrested on suspicion of GBH.

The incidents are being linked.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:28 pm  

Reports of a person stabbed in Roehampton

Police have confirmed they have been called to The Alton estate in the last hour.

There are no confirmed reports, but witnesses have been tweeting about the incident.

Meanwhile, a Section 60 has been implemented by Police across Wandsworth until 3am tomorrow.

This means officers have extended powers to stop and search for a limited amount of time.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:26 pm  

Richmond Park MP Zac Goldsmith says he’s “thrilled” to become a cabinet minister.

Despite already being a minister at International Development, he’s now part of the Environment office.

He says he’s “so delighted we have a PM who places so much importance on the need to tackle the climate and extinction crisis”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:03 pm  

A network of clinics is being launched by England's NHS to support victims of female genital mutilation

FGM is often discovered when a woman gets pregnant, but it's hoped the new centres will help identify it earlier.

Eight of them will be staffed by specialist doctors, midwives and nurses.

Hilary Garrett from NHS England says they're located in areas where there's the most need.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:07 am  

England's cricketers will hope to avoid a series defeat against Australia when the final Ashes Test starts later

Joe Root's side trail the tourists 2-1 and have already failed to win back the famous urn.

Cricket at this level ripples throughout the sport.

Suraj Rathi, captain of Surrey Cricket League winning St Luke’s, says he was spurred on by what was happening nationally.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:11 am  

Primary school children across Richmond are being urged to show their creative side for the environment.

Primary school children across Richmond are being urged to show their creative side for the environment.

The council has launched a flag design competition.

Designers have to create a flag which portrays the borough’s commitment to tackling climate change.

The winning design will be announced in mid to late October and displayed on the Civic Centre flagpole in Twickenham.

The winner will also be invited to a special flag ceremony with the Mayor of Richmond.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:27 am  

People in Hounslow are being asked for their views about the environment.

People in Hounslow are being asked for their views about the environment.

The council declared a climate emergency in June, and is now looking for ways to tackle the issue.

A public workshop will be held at midday on the 8th of October at the Holiday Inn at Brentford Lock.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:25 am  

A fashion show celebrating diversity is coming to Croydon on Saturday.

A fashion show celebrating diversity is coming to Croydon on Saturday.

It’s being hosted by charity Models of Diversity, which campaigns for more diversity in the fashion, beauty and media industry.

It specialises in models who are older, larger, have a disability, are non-binary or are under-represented in the fashion world.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:25 am  

Police are investigating a suspected arson attack at a former hairdressers in Worcester Park

Police are investigating a suspected arson attack at a former hairdressers in Worcester Park

Emergency services were called at 5pm on Saturday to reports of a fire at Cheam Common road.

The disused shop and flat above was severely damaged by the fire but no one was injured.

They have released CCTV image of a man they wish to talk to in connection with the attack.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:53 am  

England have dropped Jason Roy for the fifth Ashes Test against Australia

England have dropped Jason Roy for the fifth Ashes Test against Australia.

The one-day star - who attended Whitgift School in Croydon - has failed to impress in the first four matches of the series.

He’s now lost his place for the final contest at The Oval.

However captain Joe Root says it doesn't necessarily mean Roy will not be given a chance in the longer format of the game again in the


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:38 am  

Hounslow Council has announced is announced its “Plogolution” campaign as part of its “Cleaner Greener” campaign

Hounslow Council has announced is announced its “Plogolution” campaign as part of its “Cleaner Greener” campaign.

Plogging is the latest way to combine jogging or gentle walking with picking up rubbish.

Local people are encouraged to get together with like-minded people to look after their open spaces whilst socialising.

The next event is a 90 minute session at Hounslow Heath on the 29th September from 10am to 11.30. All equipment is provided.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:33 am  

Wednesday, 11 September 2019

Two cats feared dead following a major fire in Worcester Park have been found safe and well

The blaze tore through a four-storey block of flats in The Hamptons in the early hours of Monday morning.

No one was injured and the cats were discovered alive a few days later.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:59 pm  

A deaf cat from Colliers Wood has been reunited with its delighted owner

Diana Jaleru had been hunting for Basti with a Bluetooth tracker but there had been no sign of her.

She finally received a call from Thames Water employee Matt who found the cat in a water tank near to her home.

Basti is now back home, thinner but well and been has banned from outdoor excursions for the near future.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:30 pm  

Employment is up in Richmond thanks to a new “back to work” scheme

Better Working Futures, which launched in May last year, is a £14m programme.

The aim is to help unemployed residents in Richmond, Croydon, Kingston, Merton and Sutton, get back into work.

Participants are offered training, job advice and support.

The programme is specifically aimed at helping those with disabilities, health conditions, and long-term unemployment.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

The Met Police have issued a statement ahead of the planned protest by the climate change activists known as “Heathrow Pause"

The group is planning a demonstration against Heathrow’s expansion on Friday by flying drones near the airport.

The statement says the demonstration is unlawful and constitutes a deliberate and criminal targeting of the UK’s national infrastructure.

There will be a robust plan to deal with any illegal activity in a proportionate way.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

A private taxi driver from Croydon has been fined hundreds of pounds

29 year old Josh Elvin used a fake blue badge to park his black Toyota Auris in two locations in January.

He claimed the badge belonged to a friend but was unable to provide their name.

He admitted two counts of fraud and was ordered to pay fines totalling £750, costs of £450 and a £35 court surcharge
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

A 40-year-old woman has gone missing from Woking

Melanie Harding was last seen on Saturday the 7th of September and has made no contact with her family.

She’s described as white with brown eyes and dyed brown hair.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

The Great River Race returns on Saturday.

Also known as London’s River Marathon, it will see over 300 crews from all over the globe compete along a 21-mile-route.

They’ll start at the Isle Of Dogs before finishing at Ham House.

Roger Mutton, who produces the annual event, says it's an historical one.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:09 pm  

A public event is being held in Thornton Heath this weekend for residents affected by the Windrush Scandal.

The event is being held by the Home Office and will provide information on who may be eligible for compensation.

The Croydon African Caribbean Family Organisation UK is working with Windrush Action, to secure fair and just compensation for victims.

It’s taking place this Saturday at CACFO UK on Northwood Road between 11am and 1pm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:25 pm  

Lib Dem deputy leader and MP for Kingston Sir Ed Davey thinks the Prime Minister is causing chaos in the country:

The SNP wants the House of Commons to be recalled after a court in Edinburgh ruled the decision by Boris Johnson to suspend Parliament was "unlawful."

Three judges have concluded it was a move which was designed to frustrate the chamber.

The government says it's disappointed and it intends to appeal.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

There have been more than 50 flight cancellations to and from Heathrow today.

The most damaging strike in British Airways history ended at midnight but the disruption has continued.

Many short haul flights have been grounded and there are further warnings of disruption.

Half the BA fleet and 700 pilots started their day in the wrong place resulting in 9000 passengers having had their journeys affected.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

A man's been jailed for at least 31 years for murdering a former Bond film actor from Chessington.

Gerald Matovu met up with Eric Michels after chatting on the gay dating app Grindr in August last year.

He then gave his victim a fatal dose of GHB at his home before making off with his bank card details and belongings.

Michels was one of 12 men targeted by Matovu and his lover, Brandon Dunbar, who was sentenced to 18 years in jail.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

Esher and Walton MP Dominic Raab has met with Iranian officials in his new role as Foreign Secretary.

He has been raising concerns over the amount of dual nationals currently being held in jail.

Two more British-Australian women are currently in the same prison as British-Iranian mother Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe.

Her husband Richard recently told Mr Raab there's been a rise in the Arab state using foreign nationals as diplomatic bargaining chips.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:38 pm  

A type of caterpillar that can devastate garden hedges may have finally met its match.

Until now, the Box Moth Caterpillar had no known predator in the UK, and only a type of wasp in China is known to eat it.

However, gardeners at Ham House have now found jackdaws eating the larvae, giving the bushes there a chance at life again.

The gardeners are thrilled, and are working on ways to strategically prune the hedges so the small crows can better get at the bugs.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:26 pm  

A week-long drone protest is due to start at Heathrow on Friday.

It’s being conducted by climate change group Heathrow Pause.

If drones are flown, they’re expected to ground a number of flights.

Jonathan Nicholls from the Civil Aviation Authority says pilots won’t take any chances with passenger safety.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:01 pm  

A convenience store in Wimbledon Park was robbed by two men on Sunday.

Police are appealing for information after they smashed their way into McCluskey’s on Revelstoke Road around 10:30 in the morning.

The men were wearing motorbike helmets, wielding a hammer and an axe and stole cash from the shop.

Fortunately no one was injured.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:25 am  

Wandsworth Council is urging teenagers heading off to university later this month to get immunised before they go.

The authority has taken the step of issuing the advice following the news Measles is on the rise nationally.

The highly infectious viral disease particularly affects youngsters aged 16 to 25.

Wandsworth says your immunisation status can be checked with your GP; the authority is also urging students to get the Meningitis vaccine.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

The trial continues today of a man charged with murder in Kew.

34 year old Laureline Garcia-Bertaux was found dead in the garden of her home in March.

The prosecution alleges she was killed by her ex-boyfriend, 32 year old Kirill Belorusov.

It also alleges he stayed at Ms Garcia-Bertaaux’s home after killing her, sending messages from her phone to worried relatives.

Belorusov denies murder at the Old Bailey.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

The Royal Marsden is looking for developers for a £50m research centre at its site in Sutton.

The six floor Oak Cancer Centre will allow over 300 researchers to work closely alongside patients with rare forms of the disease.

It’s expected construction will start in February and take around 21 months.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 am  

Today marks 18 years since the 9/11 terrorist attacks on America.

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

One of the British victims was 35 year old Sarah Ali from Balham.

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

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

Sexual grooming crimes against children in England and Wales have risen by a third in the past year.

Figures published by the NSPCC show more than 7-and-a-half-thousand crimes have been recorded in the two years since the offence came into law.

One in five cases involved children aged 11 or under.

Lorin LaFave’s son Breck from Caterham was murdered by someone he’d been speaking to online.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:33 am  

Sutton’s Council leader has thanked everyone who has donated clothing to residents affected by Monday’s fire in Worcester Park

The blaze tore through a four-storey block of flats in The Hamptons in the early hours.

No one was injured, but many have been displaced.

Ruth Dombey says the “generous” clothes donations made on the day mean that no more are now needed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:05 am  

Grimsby Town have set themselves up a third-round League Cup tie with Chelsea after they edged past Macclesfield Town on penalties

The game finished nil-nil after regulation time.

Michael Jolley's side will travel to Stamford Bridge later this month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:02 am  

Domestic violence campaigner David Challen is among the women’s charities and opposition parties urging Boris Johnson to withdraw Geoffrey Boycott’s knighthood

Over his conviction for domestic violence and the former England cricketer’s response to criticism.

Challen’s mother Sally Challen from Claygate was recently freed from prison after killing her husband following years of abuse.

Adina Claire from Women’s Aid described his knighthood, which is part of former Prime Minister Theresa May’s resignation honours list, as “extremely disappointing.”

In response Boycott told BBC Radio 4 Today programme presenter Martha Kearney he didn’t “give a toss.”

He denies hitting then girlfriend Margaret Moore in France in 1996 but was found guilty by a French court.

Claire says Boycott’s attitude is all wrong.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 am  

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

A Met police officer, who downloaded pornography from a grieving family’s TV account while on duty, has been sacked from the force

44 year old PC Avi Maharaj, was jailed for 12 months following his guilty plea last week.

He used the family’s cable TV account to download pornography as he stood guard at their home in Earlsfield in February last year.

The family had called police after finding their son had taken his own life.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

Former JLS star Oritse Williams has spoken out for the first time after he was cleared of rape

The singer from Croydon has told ITV's Good Morning Britain he's been through an "horrific" experience.

He was unanimously acquitted in May by jurors who decided he had consensual sex with the woman in Wolverhampton in 2016
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

The Duchess of Cambridge was at Wisley Gardens today

Kate was there to officially open the Back to Nature garden.

Her Royal Highness originally co-designed the garden for the Chelsea Flower Show earlier this year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

A 36 year old woman has gone missing from Sunbury

Emma Carter has not been seen since yesterday evening at around 7:30.

She is described as skinny with light brown long hair.

It is believed that Emma is wearing a black coat, blue jeans and tan Ugg boots.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:13 pm  

Five star Carshalton march on

(Photo credit: Chris Bushe).

Carshalton Athletic’s recent good form continued last weekend as the club progressed in the FA Cup.

Jackie's James Barrett-Sterling has the following report.

The Robins visited in-form Bracknell Town last Saturday and beat them 2-0 in the first qualifying round of the world’s premier cup competition.

That victory has set up a clash with Harrow Borough in the next round, while Carshalton next host a mouth-watering league encounter with AFC Hornchurch this weekend.

And defender Danny Dudley believes the club's current run of five wins in a row leaves it in an ascendancy.

“It’s always good to have a cup run, as we found out in the FA Trophy last season, so hopefully this win will spur us on and we’d like to get as far as we can in the competition,” said Dudley.

“The season is in full swing now and we feel like we are moving towards where we want to be, we just have to keep doing what we are doing."

It was a competitive match in Bracknell but Carshalton struck once in each half to inflict only the hosts’ second defeat of the season.

Christie Pattisson tucked in from close range to put the Robins one-up by half-time and, after soaking up some pressure from the hosts after the break, Omar Koroma sealed victory with his fourth goal of the season.

Bracknell’s disappointing afternoon was compounded eight minutes from time as Dan Bayliss was shown a straight red card for hauling down Levi Phillips as the winger burst through on goal.

“We knew Bracknell are a good side, one of the favourites to win their league, but we didn’t expect them to sit off us so much in the first-half,” added Dudley.

“We dictated the start of the game, got our goal and we then exploited the gaps they left at the back during the second-half. Their keeper did well to keep the score down to be honest.

“Every team we play will have a spell on the front foot and we just have to make sure we don’t concede. In the end, it was very pleasing to win and keep a third clean sheet in a row.”

And the big games keep coming for Carshalton as they host third-placed AFC Hornchurch this weekend, a club that has only lost one of their opening six league games and conceded just one goal in their last five matches.

But a win for Carshalton would see them leapfrog their opponents as the early Isthmian Premier pacesetters jostle to sit on top of the pile.

Carshalton Athletic vs AFC Hornchurch is on Saturday, KO 3pm.

* The draw for the preliminary round of the Surrey Senior Cup was made recently and Carshalton Athletic will travel to Chertsey Town. Date TBC.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

The funeral of Nora Quoirin has been held in Belfast.

The 15 year old, who attended a special needs school in Wandsworth, died after vanishing on a family holiday in Malaysia.

She was missing for 10 days before her body was recovered last month.

A service was held at the church where she was baptised as a baby earlier.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:59 pm  

Chelsea will find out their opponents for the third round of the League Cup tonight.

Grimsby host Macclesfield, with the winner making the trip to Stamford Bridge later this month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

A terrorist who vowed to "kill all Muslims" before trying to murder a man with a 12 inch kitchen knife in Stanwell has been jailed for more than 18 years.

Kingston Crown Court heard 50 year-old Vincent Fuller carried out the attack a day after the Christchurch mosque shootings.

The judge decided it was a terrorist act motivated by white supremacy and anti-Muslim sentiments.

Fuller was involved in a number of separate incidents on Saturday, the 16th of March, before finally attacking his victim, who was sat in a car in Tesco car park.

Shortly before 10.30pm, he tried to confront his neighbours, who were of Asian heritage, armed with a baseball bat.

After being denied access to the house and shouting racist abuse at the occupants, he moved on, walking in the middle of a busy nearby road, Town Lane, where he began to attack oncoming cars with the baseball bat at random.

He hit vehicles, while continuing to shout pro-white supremacist slogans and offensive racist slurs.

After splitting the baseball bat, he briefly returned home and changed his clothes, before walking to a nearby supermarket.

He found two men sitting in a parked car and as he believed them to be non-white, he attacked one of them, stabbing him in the neck and hands. He then made off from the scene but was arrested shortly after by armed officers from Surrey Police.

The victim sustained injuries to his neck and hands and was treated in hospital.

During the investigation, officers found a knife with the victim’s blood on it on the route between Fuller’s home and the car park.

They also found half a baseball bat discarded on in Town Lane, where Fuller had attacked various cars.

The other half was found inside his house, a short distance away.

While being arrested he continued to shout racist abuse and spat at officers.

The attack was declared a terrorist incident the following day, and Counter Terrorism Police South East (CTPSE) then took over the investigation.

Fuller was charged on March the 22nd.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:15 pm  

Richmond Council has joined up with the NHS and other organisations to promote World Suicide Prevention Day

Every year, organisations and communities around the world come together to raise awareness of how we can create a world where fewer people die by suicide.

Last year, in the UK, over 6,900 people died of suicide, a rise of nearly 12% on the previous year.

People attempt suicide for a wide range of reasons and can include a major life change, a loss or bereavement or long-term factors like abuse or illness.

Suicide can be preventable, and anyone can help by acting on the signs that they may see in others.

As part of the awareness-raising day, the Council is supporting a London-wide campaign to encourage 100,000 people to complete the Zero Suicide Alliance free online training.

The training takes around 20 minutes to complete and supports people to identify warning signs and to feel comfortable having conversations about suicide.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Detectives investigating a two year old murder case in Clapham have made an arrest.

A 29 year old was taken into custody yesterday in connection to the death of Piotr Woroneicki.

He’s the third person to have been arrested, with the others in July and February, released under investigation.

Piotr was found dead at the scene in Parma Crescent in November 2017; the cause of death found to be compression to the neck.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Firefighters are going to remain at the scene of a major fire in Worcester Park over the coming days.

Around seventy people were left homeless after the fire in The Hamptons yesterday.

The brigade is still damping down on "hot spots."

The cause is still under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:53 pm  

A best-selling author from Clapham is delivering his latest novel with an historical twist

“Our Man in New York” by Henry Hemming is about the British plot to take America into the Second World War.

Fake British documents, supposedly handed to President Roosevelt, resulted in Hitler declaring war with the US.

Henry tells Jackie's Jacqui Kerr all about the novel.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:52 am  

Former JLS star Oritse Williams says he went through a "horrific" experience when he was accused, before being cleared, of rape

Jurors unanimously acquitted the 32 year old from Croydon in May.

He's told Good Morning Britain he wasn't able to work for three years so spent a lot of time writing what he says are some of his best ever songs.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:37 am  

Theresa May has included some controversial names in her resignation honours list

Her chief EU negotiator Olly Robbins, blamed by many for her rejected Brexit deal, is getting a knighthood.

Former Housing Minister and Croydon MP Gavin Barwell has been made a Lord.

He was criticised for reportedly failing to reply to letters about housing safety in the months leading up to the Grenfell disaster.

Former England cricketers Geoffrey Boycott and Andrew Strauss get knighthoods.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:04 am  

Hounslow Council has dropped plans for an additional licensing scheme for landlords

The Residential Landlords Association threatened them with a judicial review; on the basis that key information wasn’t given.

David Smith from the RLA called for “proper enforcement strategies” to catch criminals operating “under the radar”.

The Council will reportedly launch a new consultation and reconsider the way forward.

We’ve contacted Hounslow for further comment.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:41 am  

A pilot scheme to run early morning “flexible” hearings at Brentford County Court for civil cases is being criticised

Hammersmith and Fulham Law Centre have been protesting the plan, saying “how are 8am hearings ‘flexible’ for families with childcare responsibilities?”.

Missed hearings can lead to key information not being heard in court which could affect a case.

An independent evaluator to assess the scheme will submit a report next year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:09 am  

The funeral of Wandsworth schoolgirl Nora Quoirin will take place in Belfast later after she was found dead in a jungle in Malaysia

Police there say the 15-year-old, who attended a special needs school in Wandsworth, starved to death after going missing while on holiday last month.

She'll be laid to rest at the church where she was baptised.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 am  

People with mobility problems in Elmbridge are being urged to take advantage of a free taxi service

The Elmbridge Taxi Voucher Scheme provides funding for any type of trip including shopping and hospital and GP journeys.

The council will offer books of vouchers worth £160 to anyone who meets its criteria.

The scheme aims to ensure people remain independent and can access their community.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:29 am  

Environmental activists from Heathrow Pause will meet with police today ahead of their plan to fly toy drones in the Heathrow exclusion zone

The group’s non-violent direct action is planned to start this Friday morning.

Its members say they’re highlighting “the grave risk of airport expansion during the Climate and Ecological Emergency.”

The meeting is scheduled to be held at Lambeth police station.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:05 am  

Boris Johnson's bid for an early general election has been defeated

Opposition parties voted against the PM's motion.

In response, he insisted he won't postpone Brexit past the 31st of October, even though a law was passed yesterday requiring a delay if a deal isn't agreed by the 19th.

Lib Dems deputy leader and Kingston and Surbiton MP Sir Ed Davey says there’s still a way out for the PM.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:03 am  

Monday, 9 September 2019

The pilots' union says support for British Airways staff who've walked out for 48 hours is virtually 100%

Members of the BALPA union want a bigger share of the company's profits, after they say they suffered during the airline's hard times.

The firm’s offered a pay rise of 11.5% over three years - which it argues is more than fair.

Nearly all British Airways flights to and from Heathrow are cancelled.

Georgina Chapman and her family are stranded in Cyprus after attending her sister's wedding.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

Sutton Council says it will remain on the site of a fire for as long as residents need

A massive blaze gutted a four-storey block of flats in The Hamptons in Worcester Park overnight.

No one was injured, but a number of residents have been displaced.

The council is also politely asking that no more household donations are made as enough items have been collected.

Meanwhile, the head of London Fire Brigade has thanked her team for its work at last night’s blaze.

Dany Cotton has paid tribute to the “firefighters, officers and control staff who were involved in the difficult fire.”

She’s also thanked the Salvation Army for its work on site throughout today.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Police are appealing for information to find a group of youths who were seen throwing rocks at cars in Shepperton last night

A number of motorists were targeted by the group who were hiding in bushes in the area around Chertsey Bridge and Littleton Lane.

They also reported damage to their cars.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information is being asked to contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

A man, wanted since 2012 in connection with a sex assault in Leatherhead, has been arrested in Ibiza

The extradition process is underway to return 60 year old Arik Amir to the UK to serve his prison sentence.

He was found guilty of five counts of sexual assault on a female under the age of 18 in Leatherhead in July 2012.

He fled to Israel just before he was sentenced to 54 months in prison and given an indefinite Sexual Offence Prevention Order.

But Surrey Police was alerted to the fact he had travelled from Israel to Spain last month.

The Crown Prosecution Service obtained a European Arrest Warrant the same morning, liaising with the Spanish Police who arrested him.

He was detained whilst preparing to board a flight from Ibiza back to Israel, just over four hours after the warrant was granted in the UK.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

A man's died after two men were pulled from the River Thames at Kew

Emergency services and the RNLI were called to Kew Bridge just after 12.30 this afternoon.

The other man has been taken to a major trauma centre, his condition isn't yet known.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:07 pm  

A number of trees including one that survived against all odds in Richmond Park are in the running to be crowned England's Tree of the Year.

Ten have been shortlisted by the Woodland Trust altogether with the aim of the competition to protect as many trees as possible.

The old Oak in Richmond Park has continued to grow and flourish despite being blown over in a storm.

Competition winners will receive £1,000 each to help maintain their upkeep.

Voting closes on the 27th of this month and the winners will be chosen by the public.

The shortlist is:

Allerton Oak, Liverpool, Merseyside (Oak)
Dragon Tree, Brighstone, Isle of Wight (Oak)
Kingley Vale Great Yew, Chichester, West Sussex (Yew)
Addison’s Oak, Bristol (Oak)
Fallen Tree, Richmond Park (Oak)
London Plane, Bryanston, Dorset (London Plane)
Twisted, Thetford, Norfolk (Conifer)
North Circular Cork Oak, London (Oak)
The Colchester Castle Sycamore, Colchester, Essex (Sycamore)
The Drive Oak, Gloucester, Gloucestershire (Oak)
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

The first ever strike by British Airways pilots is causing disruption for tens of thousands of travellers at Heathrow and elsewhere

Nearly all the carriers' flights are cancelled as the 48-hour walkout, in a row over pay, got under way at midnight.

Secretary general of the pilot's union BALPA, Brian Strutton, explains they want a profit sharing model.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:59 pm  

A man blinded in his right eye after an acid attack in Sutton more than 20 years ago has regained his sight thanks to pioneering new surgery.

James O'Brien had a corrosive substance thrown in his face when he was in his 20s.

He is the first NHS patient to receive the new treatment, which used stem cells to replace scar tissue at London's Moorfields Eye Hospital.

He says he is most looking forward to seeing his wife and children.

You can see more on this story on "Inside Out" on BBC One London at 7.30pm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

A child’s been left with facial injuries after being bitten by a dog in Chertsey.

Details of the incident at The Bridge Hotel on the 28th of August have just been released.

The dog was one of three French bull dogs which were in the pub at the time and police are looking for their owner.

He is described as male, white, in his 40s, of a large build and bald.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:26 pm  

British Airways says it's had to cancel almost all its flights as the company's pilots are on their first ever strike.

Members of the Balpa union are staging the 48-hour industrial action in a row over pay.

Nearly all British Airways flights to and from Heathrow airport are cancelled due to strike action.

Advice is not to travel to the airport without checking your flight status online or with BA first.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:59 pm  

Croydon’s putting a surge in household recycling down to new collection arrangements.

The borough’s achieved a 9% increase on recycling rates over the past year.

The council says new bin collections, designed to boost its recycling rate to more than 50% by September 2020, have made a huge impact.

At the same time, there have been changes to 75% of residents’ collection days to make the recycling system “more efficient.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

An inquest has heard a child TV star hanged herself after suffering exam stress, but she didn't intend to end her own life.

Mya-Lecia Naylor died after being found in a marquee at her home in Croydon in April.

Assistant coroner Toby Watkin concluded the CBBC actor's death was "misadventure".
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:33 pm  

A new clean air campaign called STEPtember has been launched across London

East Sheen based Mums for Lungs is asking for people to ditch their cars and reduce the number of home deliveries for the whole of September.

There will also be a Clean Air street party on the 22nd.

The campaign group is encouraging people to walk or cycle to combine fitness with a reduction in air pollution.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

Around 150 cannabis plants have been found on a plot of disused land in Berrylands

Kingston Police’s drone team surveyed the area in Lower Marsh Lane for further fields, and found three patches where they were growing.

PC Jones says the area they were found in was “difficult to access” and that “considerable effort” was taken to hide the operation.

There have been no arrests, and the landowner is not considered a suspect.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:05 pm  

Hounslow Council thinks Heathrow expansion will have positive effects.

The authority’s approved its draft response on expansion after a number of consultation events earlier this year.

Councillor Steve Curran says Hounslow council has always been for a ‘better not bigger’ Heathrow.

But it wants to ensure environmental issues like air quality and carbon emissions are minimised and that those affected are compensated.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:03 pm  

Tooting is set to be part of a new three-year Healthy Streets project.

It’s after a successful bid for funding from Wandsworth Council.

The project, which is run by the Cross River Partnership, aims to reduce air pollution and make streets more pedestrian-friendly.

The scheme also hopes to increase walking and cycling and limit the use of private cars.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:01 pm  

Two men who ambushed a 15 year old in Chessington have been jailed

17 year old Jay Reilly and 19 year old Harry Rawlings followed the boy on a moped, before Rawlings stabbed him in the chest.

It was only the intervention of emergency surgery which saved his life.

Reilly has been sentenced to 8 years in prison, and Rawlings, 16.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:11 am  

British Airways says the company remains "ready and willing" to return to talks with the pilots' union over pay and conditions

Members of BALPA have walked out for 48 hours, grounding virtually all of BA's flights.

The airline's chief executive Alex Cruz has apologised to passengers - but says he thought a deal had already been settled:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:20 am  

Worcester Park MP Paul Scully speaks to us about a major fire in The Hamptons

Paul Scully speaks to Radio Jackie's Henry Riley about the blaze.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:13 am  

Anyone who wants to give aid to victims of a fire in Worcester Park is asked to check the notice board in Maple Lodge in The Hamptons for what's needed

Fire crews are expected to remain at the site of a major fire in Worcester Park for the rest of the day.

The brigade has been tackling a blaze at a four storey building on Portland Close.

They were called at around half one this morning, but the cause is not yet known.

There are no reports of any injuries.

Some of the houses in the development are believed to be worth around a million pounds.

The response from the community has been described as "overwhelming".
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:07 am  

Fire crews have been tackling a “well developed and intense” blaze in Worcester Park

The brigade says the fire is now under control.

Around 125 firefighters were at the four storey building in The Hamptons area, where all floors were alight.

However, there are no reports of any injuries.

It broke out at around 1.30 this morning, although the cause is not yet known.

Fire crews are expected to remain there for the rest of the day.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:15 am  

A man will be sentenced later for the manslaughter of his girlfriend's three-year-old son in Croydon

Stephen Waterson, who's 26, pleaded guilty to the charge over Alfie Lamb's death.

He was crushed to death in the rear footwell of his car after a shopping trip to Sutton.

Alfie's mum, Adrian Hoare, was previously convicted of child cruelty and jailed for more than two years.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:04 am  

St Lukes are the 2019 Surrey Cricket League Premier Division champions

They clinched the title following their win over Clapham Old Xaverians at the weekend.

Ahmed Hussain, 126, and Naresh Kumar, 54, piloted St Lukes to 306 all out.

They then dismissed Clapham for 145 to win by 161 runs.

Nearest rivals Sutton Challengers had to settle for the runner-up spot after a nail-biting 7 run loss to London Gymkhana.

Ploughmans took the Division One title while A.M.Y. beat London Welsh in their final game to take the Division Two winners medal.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:35 am  

125 firefighters and 20 fire engines are currently tackling a large blaze at a flat in Worcester Park

London Fire Brigade were called to reports of a fire in Sherbrooke Way at 1.27 this morning.

The ground, first, second and third floors and the roof of the building are alight.

Fire crews from New Malden, Surbiton, Sutton, Mitcham, Wimbledon and Wallington are at the scene.

There are no reports of any injuries and the cause of the fire is unknown at this time.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:59 am  

Sir David Attenborough's picked up the TV Choice lifetime achievement award

The Richmond resident is being recognised for his contribution to natural history television.

He's described it as an "honour and a great pleasure."

Elsewhere, Line of Duty has been nominated for four awards, including best drama and best actor.

The 23rd TV Choice Awards take place at the Hilton on Park Lane in London this evening.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:55 am  

Chelsea started their Women’s Super League campaign with a 1-nil win over newly promoted Tottenham

The game at Stamford Bridge was watched by over 24,000 spectators.

Arsenal Women began their title defence with a hard fought 2-1 win at home to West Ham.

Everton Women edged Birmingham 1-nil and Reading won by a similar score-line at Liverpool Women.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:01 am  

Sunday, 8 September 2019

A new exhibition at the Royal School of Needlework is coming to Hampton Court later this month.

“Faces and Figures in Stitch’ embodies the embroidery technique Blackwork; black thread on a white background.

Many key figures including David Bowie and the Duchess of Cornwall will be on display.

The RSN was the team behind the detail on The Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding dress in 2011.

The school’s Emma Doggart says embroidery is still very much in demand today.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:01 pm  

British Airways pilots will begin a two-day strike at midnight at Heathrow in their ongoing dispute over pay and conditions.

Both BA and the pilots' union Balpa have indicated that they are willing to start new talks.

Nonetheless the vast majority of BA flights taking off from the UK on Monday and Tuesday have been cancelled.

There will also be a knock-on effect to flights before and after the strike. Passengers are being told not to go to airports.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:17 pm  

An end to the litter problem in Richmond Park could be in sight.

A new initiative called Adopt-an Area involves 50 litter volunteers to pick up litter at least once a week in 29 specific areas.

The scheme has already been copied in other areas including Wimbledon Common.

Steve Sandham from Friends of Richmond Park explains why he set up the scheme.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

A seven week public consultation on climate change has launched in Richmond.

The Council declared a Climate Change emergency in July.

It wants all residents to have their say on the draft Climate Change Strategy and Air Quality Action Plan.

It says the proposals will help lead the borough’s response to environmental threats.

The Strategy also sets out how the Council aims to work to reduce its own carbon footprint.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:01 pm  

Epsom Road in Croydon was closed this afternoon due to a collision between a bus and a cyclist.

The accident happened just after 2 o’clock this afternoon.

London ambulance service was at the scene.

The cyclist’s condition is being treated as life threatening.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

Streets around Tooting are to be the subject of a three year project to make them less polluted and friendlier for pedestrians and cyclists.

The healthy streets project is being funded by Wandsworth Council after the organisers bid successfully for the cash.

The Cross River partnership which is running the Healthy Streets project say they hope it’ll help more people to leave their cars at home.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

In yesterday’s football AFC Wimbledon suffered a 2-1 defeat away to MK Dons in League One.

In the National League the match between Sutton United and Notts County ended in a 1-all draw.

This afternoon Kingstonian are in action with an FA cup first round qualifier against Walton Casuals.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

A free information event for young people with special educational needs and their carers is to be held in Richmond.

The Transition & Local Offer Fair is a chance to learn about the services available across the borough.

Visitors will be able to take part in a variety of activities from virtual reality games

The event will be held Grey Court School on Saturday the 14th of September.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Free blood pressure checks are going to be handed out across Croydon.

The council is teaming up with The Stroke Association and pharmacies to offer on the spot appointments next week.

The aim is to get residents to understand their blood pressure and how to spot and avoid strokes and heart attacks.

Free checks are offered on the NHS but only for people aged between 40 and 74.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

An interactive nature trail in Twickenham’s Crane Park has opened to the public.

The London Wildlife Trust was awarded over £7,000 in funding from the council and a community fund to help make it a realisation.

The aim was to make the area more accessible to people with disabilities.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Teddington’s Sir Mo Farah has won the elite men's race at the Great North Run for a record sixth successive time.

He finished in a personal best - of 59 minutes and seven seconds.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:30 pm  

Justine Greening, who serves as an MP for Putney, got the news that she was expelled from the Conservative Party while on the London Underground.

She was one of the Tory MPs who voted against the government to try to block a no-deal Brexit.

She's since announced she won't be standing in the next election.

But the ex-minister doesn't seem too impressed with the way the news of her sacking was delivered

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:03 pm  

Former Chancellor is taking legal advice

Former Chancellor Philip Hammond is taking legal advice after he and 20 other Tories were expelled from the party.

The MP for Runnymede and Weybridge said he was saddened at the purge.

Mr Hammond claimed he would not be pushed out of the party by unelected downing street advisors.

He went on to say he was seeking the lawfulness of the actions taken against him and his colleagues.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:43 am  

Firefighters from Richmond are planning to paddleboard across the English Channel

A group of firefighters from Richmond are planning to paddleboard across the English Channel, the busiest shipping lane in the world.

Nick, Chris and Dave are raising money for the Firefighters Charity, who helps Firefighters deal with physical and psychological issues.

The trio have all experienced many traumatic events in their careers including the tragic Grenfell Fire.

On 17th September, the trio are taking on the challenge, which will be roughly 50km depending on the tides.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:34 am  

Sporting heroes are being sought in Epsom and Ewell

They’re looking for sporting heroes in Epsom and Ewell.

The Epsom and Ewell Sports Awards are open for nominations for anyone who has impressed as an athlete, volunteer or coach.

The ninth annual awards will be handed out at Epsom Downs Racecourse on the 19th November.

Nominations can be made until the 20th October on the website awards dot active surrey dot com.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 am  

Investigations are continuing after huge fire brakes out in North Cheam

Investigations are continuing after a huge fire broke out in North Cheam.

The blaze started in Cheam Common Road at around 5pm on Saturday evening.

A derelict shop and the flats above were significantly damaged by the blaze.
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