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Saturday, 5 October 2019

Popular comedians and variety performers will top the bill at a special night to raise funds on World Mental Health Day in Croydon

A comedy night has been organised with ticket proceeds going towards vital work carried out by Mind to tackle mental health issues.

Before the performances, a family day of events is taking place to get more people to focus on how best to take care of their mental health.

The performance is taking place at Croydon’s Fairfield Halls on Thursday the 10th October at 7:30 in the evening.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:29 pm  

A Kingston councillor has been talking about the importance of getting people to open up about their mental health.

Mark Beynon is one of five Mental Health Champions at the council who work alongside the charity Time To Change.

He explains how he previously struggled to talk about his own personal issues.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

We’re into day 5 of “Stoptober.”

The annual, month long event, aims to get people across the UK to quit smoking.

Richmond Council is one authority that’s pledging to support residents trying to give up.

It’s estimated there are 17,000 smokers in the borough.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:05 pm  

Boris Johnson's efforts to sell his new Brexit plan to Brussels has taken a blow.

EU leaders say they don't' "provide a basis for concluding an agreement" - and talks between the sides this weekend have been postponed.

The prime minister wants to keep Northern Ireland in the EU single market for goods - but leave the customs union.

The MP for Hayes and Harlington, John McDonnell wants full details to be published, and the country to have its say.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Crystal Palace will travel to West Ham without their captain today.

Luka Milivojevic is suspended for the Premier League clash after receiving a fifth booking of the season last weekend.

Meanwhile Mamadou Sakho is likely to miss out with a muscle injury, and Connor Wickham is a doubt too.

Having only lost 1 in their last 5, the Eagles are on a decent run lie 9th in the Premier League.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Following a burglary in Surbiton police are urging people to bolster security at the rear of their homes.

Three men broke into a house on Red Lion Road last Sunday night after scaling a 6-foot fence.

The authorities say residents should consider adding trellising to garden exteriors and removing objects that could help someone climb.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

Fulham can go top of the Championship with a win today.

While it might be short lived, the Whites will jump from 5th to first should they beat Charlton in the early kick off.

The team sheets have been released and manager Scott Parker has decided to drop Bobby Decordova-Reid to the bench. Ivan Cavaleiro starts.

The game kicks off at Craven Cottage at 12:30.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:05 pm  

An American diplomat’s wife - who detectives suspect was involved in a fatal car crash - has left the UK and is claiming immunity.

19-year-old Harry Dunn was killed while riding his motorbike near a US airbase in Northamptonshire in August.

Police say he collided with a vehicle which had been driving on the wrong side of the road.

The Foreign Secretary and MP for Esher and Walton, Dominic Raab, says he has called the US Ambassador.

He’s urging him to reconsider their decision.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

People living in Croydon are being urged to voice their concerns at a special crime prevention day today.

Issues up for discussion include antisocial behaviour, cyber-scams, fly-tipping, rogue traders and hate crime.

The free event is being led by Croydon Police and Croydon Neighbourhood Watch.

It’ll take place at Royal Russell School in Coombe Lane.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

John McDonnell will set out Labour’s plans to rebuild the economy today as he kicks off a UK-wide pre-election tour.

The MP for Hayes and Harlington will speak at a conference in Essex about his and Jeremy Corbyn’s plans for government.

Last week the shadow chancellor promised to deliver free personal care and to cut the working week to 32 hours within 10 years, should his party win the next general election.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:55 am  

Six areas of Sutton are to get permit parking next year.

The Council’s decided to move ahead with the move following a number of consultations with residents over the last year.

Roads in St Helier, Carshalton and Hackbridge will be permit holders only at certain hours from February.

A consultation covering parts of Cheam North, Worcester Park, Beddington and Wallington is still live.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 am  

Royal Parks is urging dog walkers not to take their animals into Richmond and Bushy Parks this month.

Bosses say the deer rut “really gets under way in October.”

They often receive reports of dogs sustaining injuries from deer, as well as deer being chased, sometimes with fatal consequences.

Royal Parks says if you choose to walk your dog in Richmond and Bushy Parks in October, it’s at your own risk and a lead must be used.

Even if you don’t have a dog, you must keep at least 50m from the deer and stay alert.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:10 am  

Croydon trials environmentally friendly heating.

Croydon is piloting a low-carbon, ground-source heat pump system to reduce council tenants’ bills while helping the environment.

The heat pump has been installed at a 10-storey block in New Addington.

It will reduce carbon emissions, help improve air quality, and save up to £300 per home per year on more than 40 households’ heating bills.

The pump works by extracting the natural heat stored more than 200 metres beneath the ground before piping it into residents’ homes.

The block in Chertsey Crescent is the first Council building in Croydon to get the technology.

It will replace the existing electric storage heaters and cost the authority less to maintain.

Removing electric storage heaters cuts enough carbon emissions equivalent to a 4,150-mile car journey.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:58 am  

Ashford keeps free parking for a while longer.

Following the re-opening of Ashford High Street, Spelthorne Council has announced the multi storey car park will continue to be free to use until the 3rd of January.

The road closure caused a lot of disruption for local business and residents -- which the Council tried to reduce by putting up signage saying the town was open for business and giving free parking.

The cost of these measures is estimated to be about £13,000.

Council Leader Ian Harvey hopes the extension of the free parking will make a real difference for shoppers in the run up to Christmas.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:48 am  

Six areas of Sutton are to get permit parking next year.

The Council’s decided to move ahead with the move following a number of consultations with residents over the last year.

Roads in St Helier, Carshalton and Hackbridge will be permit holders only at certain hours from February.

A consultation covering parts of Cheam North, Worcester Park, Beddington and Wallington is still live.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:44 am  

Croydon Council leads nationwide campaign against online sale of knives.

Two companies have been fined for selling knives online to underage buyers in prosecutions brought by Croydon Council.

Each of the companies was ordered to pay around £20,000 in fines, costs and victim surcharges.

Advance warning letters had been sent to the companies located in Devon and Derbyshire, but despite this, a young volunteer was able to purchase knives last January.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:06 am  

Banksy sets up shop in Croydon.

Street artist Banksy claims he’s been forced to open a shop to sell his own merchandise to avoid someone else using his trademark style.

The shop called "Gross Domestic Product" in Croydon is selling a range of "impractical and offensive" merchandise created by Banksy.

It comes after the artist became embroiled in a legal row with a greetings card company, who are accused of selling fake merchandise of his art.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:16 am  

A South Croydon burglar gets prison.

A burglar who targeted elderly residents has been jailed.

Christopher Henry from South Croydon, claimed to be a plumber and there to fix a leak, which was supposedly reported by a neighbour.

Once he gained entry, he then distracted his victims before robbing them.

Mr Henry pleaded guilty to three offences and was sentenced to six years imprisonment.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:39 am  

Friday, 4 October 2019

The Royal Star & Garter in Surbiton has received a coveted award for the end of life care it provides.

The home cares for ex-Servicemen and women and their partners living with disability or dementia.

It’s been handed the “Six Steps to Success in End of Life Care” award.

It’s after staff took part in the Six Steps course delivered by the Princess Alice Hospice in Esher.

The programme is designed to help care for people who have less than a year to live.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:38 pm  

The UK’s first “outdoor” primary school has opened in Worcester Park.

Children at Liberty Woodland spend 95% of their day outside.

The site is for 4 to 11 year olds and will focus on “play based learning.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:04 pm  

Thieves have caused an estimated £10,000 worth of damage after raiding Carphone Warehouse in Richmond Town Centre.

A group was caught on CCTV kicking and stamping on displays at the shop in George Street at 2pm on Wednesday.

Police have told MailOnline that no arrests have been made.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:09 pm  

A woman’s been hit by a van in Streatham.

The incident happened at 11.45 as she was walking along Streatham High Road.

The air ambulance was called, although her injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

No one has been arrested.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is delighted Tammy Abraham has been included in the latest England squad.

He's been called up after scoring 8 goals in 10 appearances in all competitions for his club.

Lampard is sure he can replicate that form on the international stage.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:21 pm  

Manchester City's Phil Foden and Chelsea's Callum Hudson-Odoi have been included in the latest England under-21 squad.

Foden scored in City's Champions League win over Dinamo Zagreb this week, while winger Hudson-Odoi has just returned to action following injury.

Aidy Boothroyd's side play Austria in a Euro 2021 qualifier after next week's friendly in Slovenia.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:49 pm  

Sikh peer Lord Singh of Wimbledon has quit BBC Radio 4’s Thought for the Day programme after 35 years.

He’s claiming bosses tried to censor one of his discussions in case it “offended Muslims”.

Lord Singh says the subject in question focussed on an executed Sikh guru who opposed the forced conversion of Hindus to Islam in India in the 17th century.

A BBC spokesperson says “We disagree with Lord Singh and don’t recognise his characterisation of Thought for the Day.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

A man's been jailed for at least 24 years, for murdering his ex-girlfriend before burying her in her garden in Kew

The body of 34-year-old Laureline Garcia-Bertaux was found wrapped in bin bags in a flower bed in Darell Road in March.

Kirill Belorusov, who's 32, was arrested in Estonia after fleeing the UK.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:35 pm  

A person who dumped green waste at a recycling centre in Chessington has been fined £400

Kingston Council issued the fine, saying Cox Lane doesn’t accept garden rubbish.

The individual admitted illegally disposing of the waste.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:55 pm  

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is delighted Tammy Abraham has been included in the latest England squad.

He's been called up after scoring 8 goals in 10 appearances in all competitions for his club.

Lampard is sure he can replicate that form on the international stage.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:49 pm  

A baby has died at Bronzefield Women’s prison in Ashford.

An inmate gave birth on Friday, but the infant did not survive.

Surrey Police has launched an investigation into the death, which it says is being treated as unexplained.

The prison says it is supporting the mother in question.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:21 pm  

A school in Balham is to become among the first in the country to offer the new T-Level.

The qualification mixes learning at school with an industry placement of at least 45 days.

Outstanding-rated La Retraite Catholic Girl’s School will use £1.5m of government funding to offer it in digital media and childcare.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:56 pm  

A construction giant has sold its office in Hammersmith for £50m.

Kier Group has posted a £245m loss in the year to June 2019, and has announced plans to cut 1,200 jobs.

The company works on multiple projects for the government, including roads and schools.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:39 pm  

Andy Murray's encouraging run at the China Open tennis has come to an end

The former world number one lost his quarter-final with top seed Dominic Thiem in straight sets - going down 6-2, 7-6.

Murray is continuing his return to singles action following hip surgery at the start of the year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:52 am  

A report's found 'poor judgment' was the main cause of the Metropolitan Police's disastrous investigation into claims of a VIP paedophile ring

The force has released Sir Richard Henriques' findings in full, in which he says officers failed 'to accurately evaluate known facts'.

A number of high-profile figures had homes raided over the allegations, which were made up by fantasist Carl Beech.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:04 am  

Scientists have carried out a detailed investigation into a giant fatberg that formed underneath a town in Devon

The 64 metre monster was found in the sewers of Sidmouth last year - it was as big as the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

Experts who analysed it, say it was made up of hardened animal fat, wet wipes, bones and even false teeth.

A bus-sized fatberg was found in a sewer in Kingston in 2013.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:26 am  

EU citizens are being urged to get ready for Brexit

Many still haven’t applied for settled status, which allows people to work, use the NHS, enrol in education, and travel in and out of the UK.

Alison Holt from Kingston Council says although the deadline is technically next December, you should do it sooner rather than later.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:04 am  

Rufus the hawk, famous for scaring birds away during the Wimbledon tennis Championships, has landed a new job at Stratford’s Olympic Park

The Harris Hawk, who has 10,000 followers on Twitter, will stop other birds nesting at the ArcelorMittal Orbit sculpture, London Aquatics Centre and Copper Box arena when he flies there.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:09 am  

Sutton has taken the top spot for the best London borough for families to live in

That’s according to research done by Premium Tours.

It looked at a number of different factors including the crime rate, house prices and the number of outstanding schools in the borough.

Also making the top five were Richmond, Kingston and Merton with Islington coming in last at number 32.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:37 am  

According to the Evening Standard NHS bosses are uncertain about when they’ll get almost 1-billion pounds promised by the Government to rebuild London’s most derelict hospitals

Health Secretary Matt Hancock told the Tory party conference that new hospitals in Sutton and at Whipps Cross were among the first set of projects to share 2.7-billion pounds to “go ahead now.”

Epsom and St Helier NHS Trust expects to receive 500-million pounds to build a new specialist emergency care hospital.

But sources told the newspaper that there were no details from the Department of Health.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:16 am  

A 16-year-old girl from New Malden is among five London winners of a global poetry prize

Jean Klurfeld was among the 15 winners of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award run by the Poetry Society.

Among the other winners from the capital were 13-year-old Amy Saunders from West Norwood, 15-year-old Em Power from Feltham and 18-year-old Dana Collins from Carshalton.

There were 11,000 entries from 76 countries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:04 am  

Thursday, 3 October 2019

Ticket and coach packages for next year's Glastonbury festival have sold out within half an hour

They went on sale at 6pm this evening, and just 27 minutes later organisers confirmed they'd all gone.

Standard tickets for the event in June go on sale at 9am on Sunday.

The line-up hasn't been announced yet, but there's speculation Sir Paul McCartney, Madonna and Taylor Swift could be among the headliners.

In June Croydon-based artist Stormzy headlined the festival alongside The Cure and The Killers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:59 pm  

Sandown Park in Esher says it’s “disappointed” plans for a 150 bedroom hotel have been turned down by Elmbridge Council

The Jockey Club, which manages the site, also wanted to re-develop the stables and paddock area and create 300 apartments and homes.

A spokesman says it will review its options before deciding on the next steps.

The Jockey Club went on to say “Our proposal is a really important one for Sandown Park’s future competitiveness.

It would provide a range of community benefits through development on five small pockets of land around the edge of the racecourse.

It would also provide Elmbridge with much-needed, quality, smaller homes.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

19,000 hate crimes were recorded last year by the Metropolitan police

That’s a 78% rise on 2012.

Lambeth had 193 homophobic hate crimes throughout the year, the second worst borough for that in London.

Streatham MP Chuka Umunna has announced he’s signed up to the More United pledge to avoid language and behaviour that incites hate.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

A motorcyclist has died following a collision involving a bus in Raynes Park

Officers were called to Bushey Road just before 5.20pm.

The driver of the bus stopped at the scene and the man was taken to hospital where he later died.

No arrests have been made.

People are advised to use alternative routes as road closures remain in place.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

Two people have been detained following a stop by police on the M25 at Leatherhead this morning

The driver was being "reported for driving licence offences".

Police also said one of the passengers was "wanted for burglary in another force area."

They also said that the vehicle had been reported as "being seen in suspicious circumstances".
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

England boss Gareth Southgate says Tammy Abraham and Fikayo Tomori have been picked on merit and not to tie them to the country.

If either of the Chelsea youngsters feature in the Euro 2020 qualifiers with the Czech Republic and Bulgaria it would prevent them from switching allegiance to Nigeria.

But Southgate is adamant that didn't impact his decision.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Surrey’s Police chief has paid tribute to the officers killed in Paris this afternoon.

David Munro has called the attack “dreadful” and offered his “deepest sympathies.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:47 pm  

Chelsea youngsters Tammy Abraham and Fikayo Tomori have been included in England's squad for their Euro 2020 qualifiers with the Czech Republic and Bulgaria.

They're also eligible for Nigeria, but would be committed to Gareth Southgate's team if they play in either match.

But there's no place for Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli or Manchester United's Jesse Lingard.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Kyle Walker are also out - with Trent Alexander-Arnold and Kieran Trippier preferred a right-backs.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Police in New Malden are issuing health and safety advice to Kingston Council.

The Beverley Ward team has taken to Twitter to ask the authority to make sure wheelie bins aren’t left out by waste collection crews.

They’ve posted images of bins on the street, saying they’re obstructing pavements and “advertising” to burglars the home-owner is out.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:22 pm  

A man and woman arrested following the death of a child in Putney have been re-bailed to a date next month.

The 29 year olds lived at the house where the child was found on August the 27th.

The family is aware.

Further tests are scheduled, but the death is being treated as suspicious.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:59 pm  

Chief Executive appointed to lead Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Jo Farrar has been formally appointed by the Trust Board and Council of Governors as Chief Executive of Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, following a successful period as Interim Chief Executive over the past five months.

Announcing the appointment, Sian Bates, Chairman of Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, said:

“Kingston Hospital is in a strong position with an Outstanding rating from the Care Quality Commission (CQC), one of our regulators, and very positive feedback from the patients we serve. Jo's impressive track record of leadership in NHS organisations, along with his values and commitment to our patients and staff, will provide aspirational leadership to the Trust as we build on our success to continue to do the best we can for the population we serve.

“Our goal to work with local organisations to develop a joined -up health system for South West London that delivers the right care, at the right time in the right place is matched by Jo's enthusiasm to build and drive forward collaborative partnerships to make this happen.”

Jo joined Kingston Hospital in 2015 from Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust where he had been the Director of Finance since March 2010.

Previously, he was the Interim Director of Finance at the Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust, acting Chief Executive of NHS London's Provider Agency, and Head of Compliance at Monitor.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

A baby’s hospital identity bracelet is among a number of items recovered from a property in Kent.

Police believe it has been stolen from a house somewhere in Surrey.

They’ve arrested a man on suspicion of burglary, but are appealing for the rightful owners to come forward.

A number of other items were also recovered during the arrest.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

Tolworth had a powercut earlier, causing outages in parts of the area

It’s believed to have been caused by a fuse blowing at a substation.

UK Power Net say the issue has now been resolved.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

Two men were searched, after reports of a man carrying a knife on board a train at Vauxhall this morning

Police were called just after 9, and it was stopped at Norbiton, causing delays between Raynes Park and Surbiton.

No weapons were found during the inspection.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:32 am  

Kingston’s performance on climate change is “poor” compared to other councils across the UK

Environmental campaign group Friends of the Earth has analysed how different authorities are taking action to cut greenhouse gases.

It says all councils, even the best performing ones, need to do much more if a climate catastrophe is to be averted.

However, it says Kingston particularly needs to do much better on improving home insulation, increasing renewable energy, and increasing tree cover.

40% of Kingston’s emissions come from housing, 36% from transport, and 24% are industrial and commercial emissions.

There are different estimates of how fast the UK should reduce greenhouse gas emissions if it’s to combat climate change.

These range from around 7% to over 25% per year.

Researchers at Manchester University say that Kingston should reduce emissions by at least 13% per year.

The Council says:

Kingston Council declared a Climate Emergency on the 25th June 2019, with a target of becoming carbon neutral by 2038. We are looking closely across all our operations to identify areas where we can deliver improvements in sustainability and reduce carbon emissions.

While our last council housing stock sample report puts RBK Housing stock firmly into Energy Band C, we know that much of our private housing stock in the borough is not energy efficient. We have recently recommissioned our ‘Warm Homes, Better Health’ programme and will continue to link homeowners with grants available to them.

The Council will be planting 600 trees this winter, and will continue to support community groups who wish to take advantage of other initiatives such as the recently announced Woodland Trust’s ‘Big Climate Fightback’.

The Council promotes sustainable transport options, including through the delivery of our Go Cycle scheme, which is upgrading Kingston’s major highway routes to enable safe and pleasant options for sustainable travel across the borough. The benefits of this will be realised over the coming years when the works are complete. .

Kingston Council is committed to tackling the climate emergency but we can’t do this alone. We are reaching out to residents and partners, including the business community, to take them with us on our journey to a low carbon circular economy.

Local government as a whole needs long-term funding and devolved powers from central government so it can do more to tackle the scale of the climate issues.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

A vehicle has been stopped by police on the M25

One passenger is currently in custody, wanted for burglary.

The car has been seized as the driver is being reported for driving licence offences.

It’s caused a partial blockage at junction 9 on the anticlockwise exit slip road.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:56 am  

There are plans to turn South Kensington into a major fine arts centre

Property company Cromwell Place will unveil a huge new art hub in a terrace of Victorian town houses where Winston Churchill honed his painting skills.

The complex of fourteen gallery spaces is being created at Cromwell Place and is scheduled to open on May 5th, 2020.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:13 am  

Chelsea have picked up their first win and points in the Champions League

They won 2-1 against Lille 2-1 in France last night.

Manager Frank Lampard says they were under pressure to get a good result after losing their opening game

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:10 am  

Kingston Council’s being urged to halt the roll out of 5G technology

A group of residents is petitioning the authority asking it to stop the process until research into its side effects has been carried out.

They’re worried about alleged risks from RF, or radio frequency, including infertility, cellular stress and memory deficits.

The World Health Organisation says;

“considering the very low exposure levels and research results collected, there’s no convincing scientific evidence that the weak RF signals from base stations and wireless networks cause adverse health effects.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:31 am  

London’s walking and cycling commissioner has written to six leading retailers asking them to help in a safety crackdown on electric scooters

Will Norman’s appeal follows the death of “10 Reasons Why” YouTube star Emily Hartridge after a collision with a lorry in Battersea on July the 12th.

Halfords, Amazon and Aldi have agreed to add warnings to online adverts and in-store displays of e-scooters, making it clear that they are illegal to use on pavements and roads.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:32 am  

Brentford are up to 15th in the Championship this morning that’s despite last night’s 1-all draw with Bristol City at Griffin Park

Swansea are back on top of the standings following their come-from-behind 2-1 win at Charlton.

Queens Park Rangers went down 3-nil at Cardiff.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:43 am  

Wednesday, 2 October 2019

Former Thomas Cook workers have staged noisy protests outside the Business Department

It's as they call for a full inquiry into the travel firm's collapse.

They handed in petitions to 10 Downing Street, demanding the company's directors pay back their bonuses.

Some staff claim they've been "abandoned" by the Government, and that it should have stepped in to save the business.

The Foreign Secretary and MP for Esher and Walton Dominic Raab's been responding to that in the Commons.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:59 pm  

A 15-year-old girl has gone missing from Wandsworth

Tamara O’Leary was last seen on Tuesday at 7.20pm.

She’s described as Irish and Thai in appearance with an English/Irish accent.

Anyone with information is being asked to contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:30 pm  

A man has been jailed for stalking and threatening to kill a woman he met on a dating website

A court heard how Antonio Dimasi first met the victim, a woman in her 30’s from the Elmbridge area, in May.

After a few dates she began to feel uncomfortable with the 40-year-old and told him they could not be together.

This is when Dimasi’s behaviour spiralled out of control and he would not take no for an answer.

Whilst in prison he made threats to kill her and any officers who got in his way.

He’s been jailed for a total of twenty months.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

Sutton’s Council leader is welcoming Boris Johnson’s promise to plough millions into upgrading Epsom and St Helier hospitals

Ruth Dombey says it’s “great to hear the trust will benefit from much-needed investment.

The hospital at St Helier has long served the residents of Sutton and is a place close to many of our hearts.”

The two hospitals will be the first of six to get a rebuild before the investment is spread out amongst a number of other sites.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Tom Brake’s been on the beat with police in Carshalton

The Lib Dem MP has joined the Safer Neighbourhood Team on patrol in the St Helier and Rosehill area.

They spoke to business owners along the way about anti-social behaviour, shoplifting and issues such as moped crime.

Mr Brake is trying to encourage more business leaders to re-establish the area’s Traders’ Association so they can tackle problems together.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Police in Addlestone say they’re investigating a number of reports of drug use at a tower block

Safer Neighbourhood and Runnymede Council officers have been dealing with the complaints at Surrey Towers.

Residents have also reported anti-social behaviour at the site in Garfield Road.

Police say any further complaints should be made on 101 or via Crimestoppers anonymously.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:51 pm  

A woman from Epsom has been shortlisted for the UK Kindle Storyteller Award 2019

46 year old Claire Moore was nominated for her novel The Army of Wolves.

She’s won of 5 people shortlisted.

The winner will receive £20,000 prize money and the chance to see their work developed for Amazon Prime.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:12 pm  

New “pollution permits” have come into force across Croydon today

Annual resident parking permits are now charged on a “sliding scale” depending on how polluting a vehicle is.

There are substantial discounts available for the greenest cars, while drivers with more polluting vehicles will have to pay more.

The parking charges are based on CO2 emissions per kilometre for cars registered after March 2001.

Older vehicles registered before this date paying based on their engine size.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:12 pm  

Staines Park now has a special status after signing a “Deed of Dedication.”

Staines Park now has a special status after signing a “Deed of Dedication.”

It’s with Fields in Trust as part of their Active Spaces programme.

They’ve also gained £5,000 of funding from them for improvements to the park.

In addition, the council has been awarded a grant of up to £15,000 by The London Marathon Charitable Trust.

This will go towards the creation of a fitness trail with exercise equipment in the park.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:18 pm  

Parts of the London Underground are going to start running on Boxing Day.

It’ll run from Highbury & Islington to West Croydon, and Clapham Junction to Hackney Wick.

However, the need to undertake engineering works over the festive period means the service may vary slightly each year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:20 pm  

Every Surrey resident will have their own tree by 2020 thanks to new project

That’s the promise from the County Council.

It’s going to plant 1.2 million trees by 2030, the first of which will take place on Saturday.

Mike Goodman is Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment and Waste.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:57 pm  

A group of firefighters from Richmond who paddleboarded across the English Channel have exceeded their fundraising target

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

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

Their target was £2,000 but they have managed to raise double that with the total so far being £4,700.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:03 pm  

A study conducted on dancers in Richmond shows that the Argentine tango has significant health benefits

Conducted by Freedom Tango, research shows dancing the tango improves wellbeing, reduces stress and depression.

Among the elderly, tango dancing improves balance, helps maintain cognitive function and is used as a beneficial treatment for dementia.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:13 am  

The chief executive of the US Anti-Doping Agency, Travis Tygart, says Alberto Salazar's four-year ban should act as a "strong deterrent"

Mo Farah's former coach was found guilty of doping violations following an investigation and court hearing.

Farah has always denied any wrongdoing and says he has "no tolerance for anyone who breaks the rules".

Tygart says Salazar's suspension sends a strong message.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:30 am  

Fire breaks out at car show room in Battersea

Four cars in the roof car park were destroyed by fire.

Two people were treated at the scene for slight smoke inhalation and were taken to hospital as a precaution.

The fire was under control just before half past eight, and the cause is under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

Epsom and St Helier NHS staff are to remain on ‘poverty pay’ as the trust is due to receive £500 million in government funding

That's according to the GMB Union.

The hospitals are on track to spend the sum on a state-of-the-art car park and a new entrance on the Epsom Hospital site.

But the GMB Union Trust Executive stated last week there was ‘no money’ to put their ambulance staff on NHS contracts.

This means workers won’t get sick pay for the first year and refusal to sign the contract will mean they won’t get the London living wage of £10.55.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:08 am  

The largest collection of Tutankhamun's treasures will go on display in the UK for the final time in Chelsea next month.

160 artefacts - including jewellery, weapons and coffins - will be exhibited at the Saatchi Gallery from November 2nd.

Once their tour of the world is complete, they'll return to their permanent home at the Grand Egyptian Museum near Giza.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am  

Banksy’s arrived in Croydon.

The anonymous artist is notorious for his thought-provoking and often temporary art installations.

But this time, he’s set up shop, taking over an empty premises in Surrey Street.

Called “Gross Domestic Product,” it has the Union Jack stab vest worn by grime star Stormzy during his Glastonbury Festival set on display.

It’s thought Banksy designed it.

There’s been no sign of the artist himself yet, and it’s not clear how long the pop-up shop will remain there.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 am  

Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount believes the club's experienced players deserve credit for helping the younger ones settle this season.

20-year-old Mount, along with Tammy Abraham and Fikayo Tomori, have been given a chance to impress by new manager Frank Lampard.

Speaking to Sky Sports News ahead of tonight's Champions League trip to Lille, Mount feels it is benefiting everyone.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 am  

The building in Hammersmith where Bob Marley laid down tracks for his iconic album “Exodus” is being celebrated.

Today marked the start of Black History Month across the UK.

22 St Peter’s Square was home to Island Record’s Studio, known as the Fallout Shelter.

“Exodus” was the ninth studio album by Bob Marley and the Wailers, first released in June 1977 through Island Records.

It included “Jamming”, “Waiting in Vain” and “Three Little Birds.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 am  

A man from Woking who stole more than £20,000 from two vulnerable brothers has been jailed.

On Monday, Manish Singh was sentenced to 10 months in jail when he appeared at Guildford Crown Court.

The 40-year-old was living with the two brothers when he asked to borrow the money for his son’s spine surgery in India.

When arrested he admitted no money was spent on surgery for his son, but that he was in extreme debt and had a gambling addiction.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:02 am  

Four men have been jailed for more than 70 years at Isleworth Crown Court.

Between January and December 2018, they stole more than £100,000 in cash and alcohol and tobacco worth £15,000 from stores.

The gang used knives and guns to threaten shop staff before tying them up and stealing large quantities of cash, tobacco and alcohol.

40-year-old Shane Wilson, from Clapham, was sentenced to 22 years imprisonment and 32-year-old Clleon Smith, from Corydon, was sentenced to 15 years.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:07 am  

Tuesday, 1 October 2019

Bob Marley has been honoured with an English Heritage blue plaque marking the house in Chelsea where he and his band lived in 1977

A steel drum band started the ceremony where the Reggae legend and the Wailers finished recording their album “Exodus.”

Other musicians to have received the honour include John Lennon, Freddie Mercury in Feltham, and Mozart.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:59 pm  

A 14-year-old boy has gone missing

Christopher Ugwu was last seen by a family member at his home address in Romford on Sunday.

It’s believed that he’s since travelled to Crystal Palace where he caught a bus towards Brixton in the early hours of this morning.

The teenager is described as black, 5ft 10, of stocky build, with short cropped hair and patchy stubble.

He was wearing a blue hooded cardigan and grey chinos with black Nike trainers at the time he was last seen.

Officers are especially concerned as Christopher has autism and is unlikely to ask for assistance.

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

Banksy has opened his own homeware store in Croydon following a legal dispute with a greeting cards company

The graffiti artist claims he had no choice, as a firm's been contesting the trademark he holds and wants to make fake merchandise.

The new shop is selling a range of things he's created including a stab-proof vest worn by Stormzy.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

A woman’s been rescued after falling from Hammersmith Bridge.

Kayakers managed to pull her to safety after the incident at around 6.30 last night.

She was taken to hospital where her condition is thought to be stable.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

A man’s been attacked in Feltham

Officers were called to a hospital in the area at 1 o’clock this morning.

A 28-year-old man had been taken there by a member of the public who had found him collapsed in Chinchilla Drive.

His condition is described at critical and there have been no arrests so far.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

A blue plaque has been unveiled at the house in Chelsea where Bob Marley stayed while recording one of his best known albums.

The Reggae legend was living there in 1977 when he made 'Exodus' with his band "The Wailers".

The tribute was revealed by the Rastafarian poet Benjamin Zephaniah, who says his music is vital.

Today’s unveiling follows a campaign by English Heritage to uncover more addresses of ethnic minority figures.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Wildlife experts say they don’t know why swans have landed on the same stretch of the M25 two days in a row.

(Wildlife Aid).

The motorway has been closed three times between Junction 8 at Reigate and 9 at Leatherhead.

In one of the incidents this morning, a juvenile was killed after trying to land.

Wildlife Aid is treating one of the swans at its hospital in Leatherhead.

The charity says it’s the time of year when youngsters begin to leave their parents and they may have mistaken the wet M25 for a river.

It's urging drivers to be vigilant.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:51 pm  

Mole Valley Council has been awarded £50,000 to help fight unauthorised developments on its greenbelt.

The authority applied for the cash, the largest amount available to it.

Mole Valley is recognised by Government as one of 40 authorities in the country with extensive areas of designated green belt.

Council bosses say they are committed to protecting it.

A typical enforcement case against illegal developments is costly, and involves investigating and prosecuting individuals.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Recipe box business Gousto has announced plans for 300 more jobs at its headquarters in Shepherd’s Bush.

It follows a £30m investment two months ago.

It currently employs over 500 staff nationwide, and will recruit 700 more over the next three years.

The firm delivers meal kits to customers to cook at home.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:59 pm  

Andy Murray has registered a second ATP Tour singles tennis victory since returning from hip surgery.

The former Wimbledon champ progressed to the second round of the China Open, with a straight sets win over Italian Matteo Berrettini.

Murray came through two tie-breaks to triumph 7-6, 7-6.

He'll take on fellow British player Cameron Norrie next.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Carshalton Athletic enjoyed a bountiful weekend of league business but must become “more clinical in front of goal” to achieve success

(Photo credit: Ian Gerrard).

Ahead of an FA Cup third qualifying round tie away at Lowestoft Town this Saturday, the Robins picked up four points from two home games to leave the club just outside the Isthmian Premier top five.

Ricky Korboa hit the goalscoring trail as he scored the winner in a 1-0 win over Margate last Saturday, then he grabbed the opener during the 1-1 draw with Lewes Monday night.

But assistant coach Keith Boanas has warned his players to be wary of not converting all the chances they are creating.

“We need to become more clinical in front of goal because I feel we dropped two points against Lewes,” Boanas said.

“Aside from a basic error that gifted Lewes their goal, I thought our work rate and effort was good across both matches but failing to convert so many chances is our biggest problem right now.

“We work on finishing and set-pieces in training a lot but sometimes it comes done to individual decision-making on the pitch. That needs to improve if we want to achieve our aspirations this season.”

Carshalton survived two goal-line clearances in the first-half against Margate before a piece of individual skill by Korboa won the game on 78 minutes.

And last season's top scorer got his third of this campaign after dispossessing hesitant Lewes goalkeeper Nathan Stroomberg-Clarke and tapping home from less than a yard out.

But the Robins defence failed to deal with a low cross just before half-time and James Hammond rifled the loose ball home to ensure the visitors left Colston Avenue with a point.

“Both games were tough but we are happy to come through them undefeated,” added Korboa.

“We do need to more clinical though, we could’ve scored two or three in each game. I myself need to start scoring more and I aim to keep this run going now.”

Carshalton’s FA Cup tie against Lowestoft is their third away game in the competition this season after beating Bracknell Town and Harrow Borough en route to Suffolk.

The two clubs used to be Isthmian Premier rivals earlier in the decade but Town are currently languishing third from bottom in the Southern Premier Central.

Lowestoft Town vs Carshalton Athletic is on Saturday,kick-off 3pm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

A man has been found dead in New Malden

The discovery was made in the early hours of yesterday near Barton Green on Elm Road.

No further details have been released.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

Mo Farah says he has "no tolerance for anyone who breaks the rules", following Alberto Salazar's four-year ban for doping violations

The British Olympic champion attended the American's coaching camp from 2011 until 2017.

Salazar, whose accreditation for the World Championships in Doha has been deactivated, says he's "shocked" by the verdict and intends to appeal.

Twickenham resident Farah has never failed a drugs test and has always denied any wrongdoing.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:09 am  

People in Raynes Park "shocked" by amount of rubbish "stock-piled" near the station.

People have been putting their pictures of the growing rubbish situation between Waitrose and Raynes Park station on social media.

One listener who sent us this picture claims she spotted passers-by adding to the pile by just chucking their own waste on it as they walked past.

The Mucky Merton campaign was launched by a number of residents, disgruntled with the litter situation on the borough's streets.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:16 am  

A mural has been created on Kingston’s Cambridge Estate in memory of a man who was stabbed to death there

Derick Mulondo was killed by his ex-girlfriend in June 2017.

His mother Sophie has since launched the Drop a Knife, Save a Life campaign, which commissioned the artwork alongside the council.

Ben Skelton is a youth worker.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:05 am  

Mo Farah's former athletics coach Alberto Salazar has been banned from the sport for four years for doping violations

The American says he'll appeal the decision, following a four-year investigation by the US Anti-Doping Agency and a two-year court hearing.

Farah trained at Salazar's Nike Oregon Project between 2011 and 2017.

Sir Mo has always denied any wrongdoing and, speaking in 2015, said he questioned Salazar about the claims.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:15 am  

Fulham will be looking to improve on their current tenth place in the Championship tonight when they travel to Reading

Elsewhere in the Isthmian League Leatherhead travel to Bognor Regis while Corinthian casuals entertain Horsham at the King George’s Field in Tolworth.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:11 am  

England batsman Dawid Malan has stepped down as Middlesex cricket team captain

He took over the captaincy in 2018 but they finished eighth in County Championship Division Two this season and missed out on promotion.

The announcement was made at the club’s End of Season Member’s Forum last night.

It was also revealed that West Indies seamer Miguel Cummins has signed a three-year contract with Middlesex.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:59 am  

People affected by a fire in Worcester Park are being urged to attend two meetings tonight

Lucy Mayer has the details.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:51 am  

Alberto Salazar - Mo Farah's former athletics coach - has been banned from the sport for four years

He's been found guilty of doping violations.

The decision follows a four-year investigation by the US Anti-Doping Agency and a two-year court battle.

The 61-year-old runs the Nike Oregon Project - home to four-time Olympic champion and Twickenham resident Farah between 2011 and 2017.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:05 am  

Goals Soccer Centres says its accounting problems may be worse than initially thought

The five-a-side football operator, which has centres in Tolworth and New Malden, has been delisted from London’s AIM stock exchange.

Shares were suspended in March after the revelation of a 12-million-pound accounting issue that raised suggestions of tax fraud.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:08 am  

Monday, 30 September 2019

A former policeman has been found to have sought an improper relationship with a woman he met through his work

PC Hitesh Patel had gross misconduct found as proven at a hearing.

He resigned two weeks ago over the incident in 2016 and ’17.

Patel came under fire in 2014 for posting a selfie of himself with boxer David Haye, after pulling him over for speeding in Kensington and Chelsea.

Haye was given a caution as opposed to a fine, but Patel later deleted the photo after negative comments on Twitter.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:02 pm  

Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was physically assaulted in the early hours of Saturday morning

It’s believed the victim, who’s in her 20s, was assaulted and left unconscious in the area of Hampton Court Road, near to Kingston Bridge.

It’s thought to have happened on the grass verge on the left side of the road at 4.20am.

A man has been arrested and charged in connection with the incident, but police are still keen to speak to any witnesses.

Anyone with information should contact them on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

James Cracknell has denied reacting angrily after becoming the first person to be voted off Strictly Come Dancing

The Olympic rower from Chiswick has posted on Instagram that "to throw my toys out the pram would be stupid".

He's also shared an image of a story from The Sun claiming he'd launched a "furious rant" after being booted off the show.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

An appeal to help families displaced by a massive fire in Worcester Park has topped £23,000

A four-storey building in The Hamptons partially collapsed in the early hours of the 9th of September.

No one was injured but 23 families lost all of their belongings.

The Red Cross will be in charge of distributing the funds.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:09 pm  

Nonsuch Park in Cheam has secured a Silver Gilt Award for the third year running at this year's South and South East in Bloom Awards.

The popular green space secured the win in the Heritage Garden/Estate of the Year category.

Nonsuch achieved its highest score yet.

It received 154 marks out of a possible 169 and was the only ‘free to enter’ facility in the heritage category.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

A teenage girl has been sexually assaulted and attacked on a bus in Hounslow

The alleged assault happened on the route H91 just before 3pm yesterday.

The youngster was assaulted again after she got off the bus in Windmill Road by the same man who left her with facial injuries.

The suspect was a black man, aged between 25 and 30 years old and was wearing jeans, a hoodie and a hat at the time of the incident.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:22 pm  

“Recycling Doctors” dressed in white coats have spent the week visiting homes across Lambeth.

They’ve been talking to residents about the importance of getting rid of waste responsibly and answering questions.

They’ve even gone through bins with some homeowners, looking at the contents to make sure they’ve been properly disposed of.

Residents who still want to find out more can attend a “ Recycling Surgery” by contacting the council.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:59 pm  

A pedestrian has been involved in a collision with a car in New Malden High Street.

The man in his 70s has been taken to hospital where his injuries are thought to be non-life threatening.

The incident happened just before 3.30pm.

The High Street has re-opened to traffic.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:22 pm  

A property expert is hoping to get millions of pounds for her mansion in Tooting Bec.

TV Presenter Sarah Beeny has revealed she’s moving up the property ladder into a 220-acre farm in Somerset.

The house boasts seven bedrooms, four reception rooms, a tree-house and marble fireplaces.

The estate agent has been around the property and valued it at £3.5m.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:18 pm  

A programme from Kingston University that’s saved the NHS millions of pounds has received national recognition.

The six-week scheme helps people with osteoarthritis to understand their condition better, and gives them exercise strategies.

Creator Professor Mike Hurley says if people understand their problem, they feel more comfortable taking advice.

It’s been included in the 10-year long term plan by the NHS.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:18 pm  

A man has been found guilty of murdering his ex-girlfriend and burying her in her garden in Kew.

The body of 34 year-old Laureline Garcia-Bertaux was found wrapped in bin bags in a flower bed in Kew in March.

Kirill Belorusov, who's 32, was arrested in Estonia after fleeing the UK.

He'll be sentenced on Friday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Investigations continuing after fire in Hayes

Six fire engines and around 40 firefighters were called to a fire at a flat in St Dunstan's Close in the early hours of yesterday.

Part of a four room flat on the ground floor of a four-storey block was damaged by the fire.

Firefighters rescued one woman from a first floor balcony via a ladder.

She was treated on scene by London Ambulance Service crews but not taken to hospital.

Crews led another woman to safety from the second floor via an internal staircase.

A third woman left a flat on the third floor and was treated at the scene for smoke inhalation and taken to hospital by London Ambulance Service crews as a precaution.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Brigade and the Metropolitan Police Service.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:59 pm  

Epsom’s MP says he will continue to campaign for a new hospital to be built in the town and not in Belmont.

The Prime Minister announced yesterday that around £500 million is to be handed to Epsom and St Helier to modernise their hospitals.

This means upgrading services at those sites and also building an extra hospital for acute services such as A&E.

The NHS South West London and Surrey favours Belmont, near the Royal Marsden, as the location for this hospital.

But Chris Grayling says Epsom should be the site for a brand new building as it is at the centre of the geographical area the trust covers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

Midnight is the deadline for people in Elmbridge to have their say on future developments across the borough.

The New Local Plan consultation outlines the Government’s proposal to build over 600 new homes in the area.

Environment campaigners fear greenbelt land could be lost if enough people don’t voice their concerns and opinions.

The consultation can be found on Elmbridge Council’s website.

For more details, click here
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:03 pm  

Spencer Matthews says he'd marry his wife every year if he could.

The Made in Chelsea star recently tied the knot with Vogue Williams for a second time.

The ceremony on the banks of the River Thames was after the pair initially wed in secret in Scotland last year.

He's admitted to Hello magazine that after two, they're "probably done now".
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

A man has been found guilty of murdering his ex-girlfriend at her house in Kew

32 year old Kirill Belorusov was found guilty of murdering Laureline Garcia-Bertaux at the Old Bailey this morning.

The 34 year old was found in the garden of the property in Darrell Road on March the 5th.

Belorusov had sent text messages from Ms Garcia-Bertaux's phone to her friends in a bid to cover his tracks before fleeing to Estonia.

He’ll be sentenced on Friday.

Laureline, a 34-year-old film and television producer, was reported missing on the 4th of March after she did not turn up for work.

Her concerned best friend travelled to her flat in Darrell Road to try and locate her.

She looked through the letterbox and saw Laureline’s dogs were acting unusually subdued.

She found this suspicious and so she called the police.

Officers attended and forced entry to the address via the back door and found bags packed ready for the move Laureline had been due to make with Belorusov's help over the weekend, however, they found no sign of Laureline herself.

Following a search of the garden, they became suspicious when they saw topsoil had been moved and carried out a fingertip search, which located a shallow grave.

The body was later identified as being Laureline.

She had been buried without clothes, with a cable around her neck, her arms were bound behind her back and she had been wrapped in bin bags secured with duct tape.

Officers later found forensic evidence linking Belorusov to the scene; the cable around her neck had his DNA on it.

Belorusov had created a complicated series of untruths in a bid to cover his tracks and convince her friends and police that he had left Laureline alive and well on the Sunday, the day before, including sending texts from her mobile phone which he had in his possession (and was never recovered) and his own phone.

The messages included a false story that she had met a new man and had gone out on a date with him in central London that weekend, offers to help the police from Estonia, as well as concerned texts to Laureline's brother and best friend claiming he was out of his mind with worry over her disappearance.

Meanwhile, he was also messaging the other woman in his life.

He had created a complicated double life sustaining relationships with both women in London despite long absences.

Neither of whom were aware of the other.

During the trial, the jury was taken systematically through a mass of messages recovered by police that the former club worker had deleted from his phone, attesting to the tensions in the relationship between himself and Laureline over the previous months.

Although they had officially split up after ten years together, they were in close contact and Laureline told friends she still loved Belorusov.

She repeatedly tried to get him to return large sums of money he owed her, growing increasingly anxious as she was due to be evicted from her flat the weekend of her death, pleas which he ignored, or changed the subject as she grew more insistent.

It was only at the eleventh hour he finally gave her a sum of money and persuaded her that he had pulled out all the stops to secure a lovely new home to rent in south London.

He repeatedly made excuses when she asked for pictures, details of the address, and to speak herself to the contact he alleged had set it up.

He spent the Friday night and Saturday daytime shopping with Laureline, still keeping up the pretence that a removal van would arrive on that same day to move her belongings which he had promised to help with.

Instead, Belorusov ordered take-away food and officers believe he murdered her in the late evening of the Saturday the 2nd of March.

During the trial, the extent of Belorusov's deceptions about his supposed terminal disease, glamorous jobs such as a Hollywood film stuntman and the state of his finances was made clear.

Over a period of years, he had told Laureline, her friends and his other girlfriend that he was being treated for pancreatic cancer abroad and at various clinics and hospitals in London, all of which police could find no trace of.

Prosecutors confronted Belorusov in the witness box about what he had said and he admitted on several occasions that many of statements were indeed lies, while still obscuring the true state of his health.

Belorusov was arrested on Wednesday, the 13th of March at an address in Tallinn, Estonia, on suspicion of murder after the Met’s homicide team in charge of the investigation issued a European Arrest Warrant in conjunction with the Criminal Prosecution Service.

Met homicide detectives worked with Eurojust in the Hague and police colleagues in Europol to trace and detain Belorusov successfully.

After being escorted back to the UK, he appeared at Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court on the morning of Thursday, the 21st of March to answer charges of murder.

Detective Chief Inspector Simon Harding, from the Met’s Specialist Crime command, who led the investigation, said:

“As the senior investigating officer in this case, I am satisfied that the verdict has brought some justice for Laureline and her family, but of course it will never bring her back. She was a vibrant young woman who had a good career, great friends, a loving close family and everything to live for - all cruelly snatched away by the calculating murder committed by a man she loved for over a decade.

“I cannot imagine what thoughts were going through Laureline's mind when the man she trusted, who had promised to help her move to a beautiful new home after months of worry over her housing situation, turned instead into a killer who took away her life.

“He compounded her family's misery by lying about his movements and pretending to share their fear and concern over her mysterious disappearance - while all the time he knew exactly what had become of her. To make matters worse, he fled to Estonia in a bid to escape justice.

“I cannot thank Laureline’s family enough for their support and the dignity maintained throughout the trial. I am also grateful to the French and Estonian authorities and the European criminal justice agencies for their important assistance.

“I would also like to highlight the excellent work of the first responding officers, my investigation team, the CPS and prosecution counsel. All were committed to getting justice for Laureline and her family.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:19 pm  

Travellers have been removed from Kneller Gardens in Twickenham

They pitched up on the open land on Friday.

Richmond Council officers visited the site on a number of occasions on Saturday and Sunday, along with the police.

However, when they failed to leave, the council issued a legal Direction Notice forcing them off the land.

They left last night.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:07 pm  

The Chancellor says he has "full faith" in Boris Johnson, as the Prime Minister's private life risks overshadowing the Conservative Party conference

A female journalist says Mr Johnson squeezed her thigh in 1999, when he was editor of The Spectator magazine.

Independent MP for Putney and former Conservative Justine Greening has called the claims "deeply concerning":

Downing Street has denied the allegations, but the PM hasn't personally responded yet.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:55 am  

A couple from Chiswick have been scammed out of nearly £10,000 after booking a phoney Airbnb in Ibiza

The fake penthouse apparently had 37 reviews and a rating of four out of five stars.

The Times reports that the website did nothing to help, and would only consider a complaint if they arrived at the property and couldn’t get in.

They’ve since apologised and given the pair a refund, but haven’t offered any compensation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:11 am  

Police say they’re cracking down on people using Thorpe and Hythe as a “race circuit”.

Officers arrested the driver of an Audi A3 last night who was driving dangerously through Chertsey.

The force say they will be viewing CCTV from the industrial estate to identify other drivers.

It comes after a large number of drivers were dispersed there over the weekend, with some of the vehicles seized.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:05 am  

A fire in Addlestone was started deliberately, according to Surrey Fire and Rescue

A police investigation will now take place, after an explosion on Sayes Court Farm Kennels on Saturday afternoon.

Residents nearby were told to close their windows, due to asbestos and butane at the site leaking into the atmosphere.

There were no animals or people at the site as it’s currently under construction.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:04 am  

Brentford are up to 14th in the Championship this morning

In yesterday's action the Bees came-from-behind to win 3-1 at Barnsley.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:05 am  

Richmond Council is urging residents to use a new free clothing collection service it’s providing

They’ve linked with environmental clothing charity Traid to collect unwanted clothes and shoes from residents’ homes.

People can book a collection online.

Traid works to stop clothes from being thrown away.

They turn them into funds and resources to reduce the environmental and social impact of our clothes.

Ten-thousand items of clothing are sent to UK landfills every five minutes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:53 am  

Chelsea Women remain in touch with the Women’s Super League frontrunners following yesterday’s 4-nil win at Bristol City

Meanwhile Just under 25,000, the second largest attendance in Women's Super League history, watched Tottenham beat West Ham 2-nil at the London Stadium.

There were also wins for champions Arsenal and Manchester City Women.

In the Championship Crystal Palace Women registered a 2-1 win at Leicester.

There were also wins for London Bees, Durham and Sheffield United Women.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:20 am  

Sunday, 29 September 2019

Merton Council is celebrating the end of Recycle Week with new data showing that rates in the borough are at record levels.

The introduction of a new recycling and rubbish collection service has raised the recycling rate from 33% to 47% within 12 months.

Food waste recycling is up by 75% compared to last year, an average of 473 tonnes per month; equivalent to the weight of two blue whales.

This puts Merton on track to make it into the top quartile of all 33 London authorities for recycling by the end of the year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:30 pm  

A team of over 55s from Epsom and Ewell have taken runners-up spot for the second year in a row at the 2019 Better Club Games.

They were representing the borough to compete against 500 others at the an Olympic-style event for older people.

It was held at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park earlier this month.

Now in its 14th year, the event aims to encourage older people to become more active.

Participants took part in eleven sports including walking football, walking netball, badminton, and darts.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

A man has died after a car accident in Ashford yesterday afternoon.

At 3 o’clock, a black Ford Focus crossed the central reservation on Staines Road West and collided with a lamppost.

The driver, the only person in the car, a 71-year-old man died at the scene.

Enquiries are ongoing to establish what happened. Anyone who saw anything is being urged to call police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

Young recyclers have received top tips on how to recycle more at three school visits in Croydon.

The council shared tips on how to reduce reliance on single use plastics and swapping plastic bottles for reusable ones.

Recycling rates borough-wide have rocketed in the last 12 months.

Councillor Stuart Collins says, “it’s always a privilege to hear how enthusiastic children are about recycling more”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Hammersmith and Charing Cross hospitals are set to be completely refurbished while St Mary’s will be rebuilt.

MP for Chelsea and Fulham, Greg Hands, says the buildings will get renovated as part of the government’s latest £13 billion investment in the NHS.

Epsom and St Helier hospitals will receive hundreds of thousands of pounds too.

The cash will go towards a new acute health facility for the sickest patients, while improvements will be made to the current buildings too.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Heathrow have launched a new trial which could improve recycling rates at its airport.

It’s set to test new technology that turns unrecyclable passenger waste into airport furniture, uniforms and alternative fuels.

Currently close to 50% of the airport and the aircraft cabin waste is recycled.

However, this figure could rise to 100% if the technology proves successful.

Heathrow hopes to make it commercially viable by 2025.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Three brothers have been charged with murder following a stabbing in west London.

22-year-old Osvaldo Carvalho was attacked in Ealing on Tuesday.

The men are due to appear in custody at Ealing Magistrates’ Court tomorrow.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Brentford go into their Championship game against Barnsley with a near fully fit squad to choose from.

Defensive duo Mads Bech Sorensen and Luka Racic are the only players not to travel to Yorkshire.

The Bees will be looking to rediscover some form, having only won one of their past six league games they lie in 19th.

The match kicks off at half-1.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:05 pm  

The government's announced it will invest £13 billion in building 40 new or completely refurbed NHS hospitals over the next decade.

Epsom and St Helier University Hospital Trust will receive half a million pounds as part of the plans.

Chief Executive Daniel Elkeles has welcomed the news, saying the money will allow it to build a new major acute facility.

Cash will be invested in current buildings too, which Mr Elkeles says are currently not up to scratch.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

Thousands of pounds is being spent restoring grassland on a key area of Clapham Common.

Lambeth Council is investing over £200,000 on the area between Long Road and Long Pond.

The area sees a lot of gigs and events, as well as dog walkers and other leisure activities.

The authority has agreed to use income surplus from its Events and Filming Service to recondition the area of land.

Work on the project, the first major renewal this area has had in twenty years, will start next month and continue until April.

The site, which takes up less than 10% of the common, is expected to be fenced off throughout.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

A historic Pub in Wandsworth, that was closed in 2006 and has been empty ever since, is due to reopen.

The Ram Inn, a grade II listed building, will continue the town’s 500-year brewing heritage by opening its very own brewery on site.

The creation of Ram Quarter and the re-opening of the landmark pub are key parts of the regeneration of Wandsworth Town Centre.

Deputy council leader Jonathan Cook says he’s looking forward to the re-opening as it’s “great to see brewing return to Wandsworth.”

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 am  

A care home in Hounslow has been given an “outstanding” rating by the Care Quality Commission.

The CQC said the Elysium facility at 13 Alexandra Gardens provides quality support for the 12 people living there, who have learning disabilities and autism.

Councillor Candice Atterton congratulated the home about the news.

She said she had heard first-hand about the work it does for its residents, getting them involved in community projects and taking them on holidays.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:09 am  

Organisers are celebrating another successful staging of the Surbiton Festival
The main part of the event in Surbiton High Street featured live music, numerous stalls and lots of family friendly activities.

Kingston and Surbiton MP Ed Davey Tweeted “Great turnout at Surbitonfest. Lots of fun - brilliantly organised.”

While Kingston Labour Party’s post read, “Another wonderful Surbitonfest. Well done to all the organisers for such a family friendly community celebration.”

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:08 am  

Merton Council is celebrating the end of Recycle Week with new data showing that rates in the borough are at record levels

The introduction of a new recycling and rubbish collection service has raised the recycling rate from 33% to 47% within 12 months.

Food waste recycling is up by 75% compared to last year, an average of 473 tonnes per month; equivalent to the weight of two blue whales.

This puts Merton on track to make it into the top quartile of all 33 London authorities for recycling by the end of the year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:07 am  

There are calls for an investigation into Boris Johnson’s financial backers

It follows claims from Conservative and Labour politicians that unnamed individuals stand to benefit from the prime minister’s determination to pursue a no-deal Brexit.

Yesterday former Chancellor Philip Hammond suggested Johnson’s agenda was to promote the interests of financial backers set to gain from a no-deal Brexit.

The MP for Runnymede and Weybridge was accused by senior Tories of launching a “smear” campaign.

However, Hammond was supported by several MPs from across the Commons.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:32 am  

Police are appealing for information in tracing a man missing from West Middlesex Hospital

Forty-two-year-old Mahmud Hassan was last seen at the hospital yesterday where he was due to have a vital operation.

He has links to Southall and Hounslow.

If you know of his whereabouts call 101 or for an immediate sighting call 999.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:08 am  

Liverpool's lead at the top of the Premier League remains at five points this morning

They briefly extended it with a 1-nil win at Sheffield United - but champions Manchester City kept the pressure on by beating Everton 3-1 last night.

Crystal Palace registered a 2-nil win against Norwich at Selhurst Park.

Chelsea had a similar 2-nil win over Brighton to give manager Frank Lampard his first home victory in the topflight.

In his post-match interview Lampard confirmed who will now be their number one penalty taker.

In today's action Leicester host struggling Newcastle.

West Bromwich Albion are on top of the Championship this morning following yesterday’s 2-nil win against QPR at Loftus Road.

Caretaker boss Glyn Hodges was unable to secure AFC Wimbledon’s first win of the League One season after a 3-2 loss at Peterborough.

In the National League Sutton lost 2-nil at Harrogate.

Woking went down 2-1 to Boreham Wood at the Kingfield Stadium.

In the National League South Hampton & Richmond Borough beat Tonbridge 1-nil.

In the Isthmian League Kingstonian lost 2-1 at Worthing while Corinthian Casuals played out a goalless with Potters Bar at the King George’s Field in Tolworth.

Chertsey advanced to the next round of the FA Trophy after a 3-1 win at Faversham.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:14 am  

Time is running out for Elmbridge residents to have their say about a new local plan for the area.

There are five options for the plan which can be viewed on the Council’s website or at the Civic Centre.

Your comments can be given by completing an online questionnaire.

The consultation runs out on Monday. Responses will then be reviewed before a draft plan is prepared.
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