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Saturday, 26 October 2019

Fulham detectives investigate jewellery raid

Detective from Hammersmith and Fulham have launched an investigation after a jewellers was ramraided late on Friday afternoon

It happened when a car was driven into the front of the shop on Uxbridge Road W12 shortly after 5pm, and a group of men then started smashing their way with sledgehammers into the display cabinets.

A 34 year old man was arrested on suspicion of robbery after he was detained by members of the public.He’s been charged with robbery, dangerous driving, possession of an offensive weapon, criminal damage and receiving stolen goods.

Detectives leading the investigation are especially keen to hear from anyone who might have taken footage of the attack on their mobile phone.

They’ve urged anybody who can help to contact them urgently, or speak anonymously to crimestoppers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:53 pm  

Pulisic hat-trick gives Chelsea their 7th straight win

Chelsea notched up their seventh consecutive win this evening with an impressive 4-2 victory against Burnley, a hat-trick from Christian Pulisic helping The Blues on their way.
The win takes Chelsea to within five points of the premiership leaders, Liverpool.

Elsewhere in the championship it was goalless between Middlesborough and Fulham.

In the national league Sutton United lost 3-2 at home to Ebbsfleet and Woking earned a 1-all draw against Eastleigh.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:25 pm  

McDonald’s workers in Wandsworth and other branches across the country are set to go on strike next month.

Workers are threatening to strike on the 12th of November as they call for a ‘New Deal’ including a pay rise to £15 an hour.

Melissa Evans told Left Foot Forward she needs the pay rise so she can show her son that poverty is not the only option.

This strike will be the largest to date of McDonald’s workers, with more stores going out on strike than ever before.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Several people were arrested yesterday after police searched a house in Croydon.

They were arrested for drug possession and supply offences, and thousands of pounds of cash was later seized as evidence.

While police were searching the property, a man returned to the address from the shops with a bag of sandwiches on him.

Further enquiries showed they were stolen, and he was later charged with shoplifting.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

A new science and technology school is set to open in Fulham.

The Fulham Cross Academy will take both girls and boys aged 11 to 19.

It’s due to launch next September in Kingwood Road.

It will specialise in science, technology, engineering and maths.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

A TV license scam is doing the rounds in Richmond.

The council is urging residents to keep an eye on unsolicited emails purporting to be from TV Licensing.

They say customers must update their details urgently or their licence will expire, and also ask for personal information like bank details.

Anyone who thinks they may have been targeted is asked to contact Action Fraud.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:34 pm  

Sutton’s next parking consultation launches next week.

It’ll focus on areas including Belmont, Carshalton Central, St Helier and Sutton central.

Proposals include introducing a permit parking area in Belmont and creating a free bay scheme in Sutton North.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:14 am  

There’s been a mass clean up of the streets in Mitcham.

It’s after residents reported a rise in rubbish being fly-tipped in residential roads.

Merton Council officers removed 70 bags of dumped rubbish from one street.

It’s asking people to only put out their recycling on the designated days.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 am  

An armed robber who carried out a string of offences in West London has been jailed for 16 years.

Ronald Alexander committed six knife point robberies at high street gambling shops between May and August last year.

This included the “Cashinos” on Tooting High Street and Kings Street in Hammersmith.

The 42-year-old will serve a minimum of 12 years behind bars.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:06 am  

Detectives investigating the death of a man in Battersea have charged a suspect.

24-year-old Joel Osei of no fixed abode was arrested yesterday and charged in connection to the death, plus one other similar related incident.

Adrian Murphy was found dead from poisoning on Tuesday at a block of flats.

Mr Osei is facing charges of theft, fraud and poisoning and will appear at Wimbledon magistrates court on 26th October.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am  

Police are hunting two suspects after a woman in her eighties was targeted by thieves in Walton on Thames.

The attempted robbery took place early Wednesday evening at Sainsbury's on New Zealand Avenue in Walton.

The two men reportedly attempted to steal the woman's handbag and take her purse, before running off, harming her in the process.

If you witnessed the event or have any information, you can call police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 am  

Waste collection service Amey whose employees are GMB members may be planning to hold strike action over four days next month.

The collection service is likely to affect residents in Elmbridge and Surrey Heath.

Residents are told to put out their bins and carry on as normal. If they are not emptied on their usual day, then they will be emptied as soon as possible.

You can see a list of the proposed dates on the news pages of the Radio Jackie website.

• Tuesday 5 November
• Wednesday 6 November
• Tuesday 19 November
• Wednesday 20 November
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 am  

The Government’s Housing Secretary has said the issues surrounding what caused the Grenfell Tower fire has given him sleepless nights.

Robert Jenrick also admitted the government's response to the fire which killed 72 people in June 2017 has been too slow.

Mr Jenrick was talking ahead of next week’s release of the first report following the enquiry into the tower block fire.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:17 am  

Friday, 25 October 2019

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard believes Christian Pulisic is ready to start games in the Premier League.

The American has only made substitute appearance in the top flight since August.

Lampard says he's happy with the midfielder, but that he's just one of many options.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:40 pm  

A volunteer and a pony have been presented with awards to mark their dedication to Epsom Riding for the Disabled Association.

The Regional Volunteer of the Year award was won by Joe Coulman, and The Regional Horse of the Year Award was won by Marigold.

The 85-year-old has volunteered at Epsom RDA for over 25 years following his retirement from the Fire Brigade.

Ray Lee, Chair of Epsom RDA said they’re delighted the commitment from Joe and Marigold has been recognised by the wider RDA organisation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:45 pm  

The Apprentice is coming to the Queen Elizabeth Foundation’s charity shops in Surrey.

They’re hosting a challenge in the spirit of the show at the start of next month, where teams take over the shop and have to sell their “star items” and raffle special prizes.

There’ll also be a best dressed window competition, decided by the public.

QEF is a national disability charity, working with over 5,000 children and adults a year.

1. Team Collaboration: Led by Fiona Rayner, Head of Experiential & International Operations for Blackjack Promotions at 134 Walton Road, East Molesey on 1st November 2019

2. Team Integrity: Led by Paul Williams, Head of Business Development for OmniServ at 6 North Parade, Chessington on 4th November 2019

3. Team Respect: Led by Leanne Nutter, Head of Travel Retail for Blackjack Promotions at 33-35 High Street, Leatherhead on 5th November 2019

4. Team Innovation: Led by Nikki Fisher, Head of Staffing for Blackjack Promotions at 96 High Street, Banstead on 6th November 2019

5. Team Trust: Led by Steve Foran, Customer Service Manager for OmniServ at 8 Craddock Avenue, Ashtead on 7th November 2019

6. Team Excellence: Led by Rob Stevanonic, Senior Commercial Manager for OmniServ at 99 Central Road, Worcester Park on 8th November 2019

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:07 pm  

Harlequins Women have announced the squad are to play Loughborough Lightning this weekend.

They’ve enjoyed an outstanding start to their League campaign sitting at the top of the table, having scored 285 points.

Abbie Scott returns to the side in the second row and Ellie Green and Rachael Burford continue to develop their midfield partnership.

Co-Head Coach Karen Findlay said they’re pleased with their fantastic start to the season but there’s more to come from the team.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:06 pm  

Students at Broomfield House School in Kew are sharing the spirit of friendship across generations in celebration of the harvest festival.

Supported by Kew Neighbourhood Association, the children delivered harvest hampers to treat older members of the community.

KNA connects local volunteers with their neighbours who need some help. This could be with shopping, gardening, or a new companion.

The pupils Headteacher said they’re encouraged to think about what Harvest Festival means and the importance of giving to others.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:07 pm  

Kingston has the best food hygiene in London.

Research by Claims Direct found the KT postcode has an average score of 4.56, based on just over 3,400 locations.

Best in the UK was Dorchester, with 4.85, but under 2,000 outlets.

The worst in London was the Uxbridge area, which didn’t even crack a 3.9 average.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Seven men with links to the Hells Angels motorcycle club have been jailed at Kingston Crown Court for an attack on rival bikers.

The group attacked seven men from a rival club with knives and other weapons at the Forman Institute in Surrey, on 7th November last year.

Surrey police said one victim suffered a stomach wound and needed bowel surgery. The other victims were stabbed in their heads, legs and buttocks.

Following an eight-week trial, the convicted men were each sentenced to 14 years in prison.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:14 pm  

An exhibition about the Windrush Generation is taking place at Fairfield Halls in Croydon.

93-year-old “Windrusher” Alford Gardner is one of the few surviving passengers from the original Empire Windrush voyage.

While many didn’t have many options for what they would do afterwards, he was one of the luckier ones.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Shopkeepers in Croydon are being reminded to pay attention to when they leave their rubbish out, in case they’re breaking the law.

Over 3,000 businesses can only have their trade waste collected between 5pm and 8am, to stop fly-tippers adding their own rubbish to the pile.

The council looked at 40 shops along Thornton Heath High Street, and issued 10 fixed penalty notices of £150, including two for fly-tipping.

Councillor Stuart Collins says it should be a “wake-up call” for shopkeepers to follow the rules.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Two people were taken to hospital after an accident in Tolworth last night.

London Ambulance service was called just after 7:30 to reports of a traffic collision on Tolworth Broadway at the junction of the A3.

Police were also dispatched around 7:30.

They treated two people at the scene, a man and a woman, and took them both to hospital.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:10 pm  

Whole families in Wandsworth are being threatened with eviction, if one child is considered a young offender.

That’s according to an investigation by The New Statesman and the Bureau of Investigative Journalism.

They say families have been given a council tenancy agreement that would put them all at risk if one got into further trouble, unless they ban the person from the home.

Councillor Aydin Dikerdem called the powers “popular among residents affected by anti-social behaviour”.

However, he added it’s wrong to use them as “collective punishment”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

There's been a fall in the amount of compensation paid to delayed rail passengers, despite the worst punctuality for more than a decade

Department for Transport figures show train firms paid £79m in the last year, down 2.1%.

Over the same period just 86% of trains arrived at their destination within the target window.

Southern owner Govia Thameslink’s annual payouts nearly doubled, from £4.2m to £8m.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:30 pm  

A digger has been stolen from Chertsey

The vehicle was stopped on Wednesday night in Pyrcroft Road, as the driver wasn’t wearing a high vis, and the amber warning light wasn’t on.

The driver claimed there was no key because it had snapped off, and the end fell out while driving down a bumpy road.

He was arrested and the vehicle was returned to the owners.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:51 am  

Croydon rapper Stormzy and the Duchess of Sussex have been named among the most influential black people in Britain

Footballer Raheem Sterling also makes the list of the 100 most powerful people of African, African-Caribbean and African-American heritage in the country.

The founder of money transfer firm WorldRemit - Ismail Ahmed - topped the Powerlist 2020.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:36 am  

Over £3,000 has been raised in memory of an “inspirational” fitness coach, who died of cancer at the age of 56

Claire Davis from Richmond, along with three fellow students, organised a fitness fundraiser last month in honour of Lesley Cogbill Thomas.

Claire says it was for “all the great times we had following Lesley’s brilliant dance moves”.

You can still donate to the Zumbathon JustGiving page. For more details, go here.

Macmillan is funded almost entirely by donations and receives no government funding. To find fundraising ideas, challenges or ways to donate, go here.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 am  

Kingston is to receive a share of £10 million from City Hall to boost access to gigabit-speed connectivity for local homes and businesses.

Kingston is to receive a share of £10 million from City Hall to boost access to gigabit-speed connectivity for local homes and businesses.

It comes as there has only ever been around 3% full fibre coverage across the borough.

London Assembly Member Tom Copley says the funding ‘will provide a significant boost for households and businesses based in not spot areas.’

The exact amount of the funding that Kingston will receive is yet to be confirmed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:11 am  

With Halloween just one week away Richmond Police are sharing posters online with its residents

With Halloween just one week away Richmond Police are sharing posters online with its residents

The posters are to let people know if the homeowner is happy for trick or treaters to stop by.

Officers are encouraging these posters to be shared with elderly neighbours or relatives who may not have access to the internet.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:10 am  

Pub group Fuller, Smith and Turner has bought a Country Inn chain for £40m

Pub group Fuller, Smith and Turner has bought a Country Inn chain for £40m.

Cotswold Inns and Hotels focus more on accommodation than beer, and some of the sites cater for weddings.

It’s after the pub giant secured £250m from selling off its brewery operations.

Fullers gave £69m back to shareholders last month, after the Chiswick brewery arm was sold to Japan’s Asahi.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:45 am  

The south of the borough of Runnymede is being labelled an “area of concern” for burglaries by police.

The south of the borough of Runnymede is being labelled an “area of concern” for burglaries by police.

It’s after four break-ins in Rowtown over the last month, and one in Woodham.

The force is also warning that family jewellery is being targeted in Addlestone.

They’re advising you invest in a professionally fitted and insurance rated safe to protected valuables.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:32 am  

Thursday, 24 October 2019

CCTV images have been released of two men police would like to speak to in connection with a series of fraud incidents in Ashtead

Four businesses in Craddocks Parade were targeted by fraudsters between the 21st of September and the 10th of October.

It’s believed the men may have information that will help officers with their investigation.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

Boris Johnson says he wants a general election on December the 12th

Parliament will be asked to vote on it on Monday - with the Prime Minister saying if MPs back going to the polls, he'll give them more time to debate his Brexit Bill.

Streatham MP Chuka Umunna has refused to say which way his party will go.

It's expected the EU will give the UK a further extension past next Thursday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Sir David Attenborough says he thinks the movement against single-use plastic has become "unstoppable"

The conservationist from Richmond told the audience at a preview for his new series that it "gives one hope".

He also said his new show, Seven Worlds, One Planet, will continue to build on the awareness that's been raised.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:41 pm  

The world’s longest direct flight is to be scrapped after 37 years.

It runs from Heathrow to Los Angeles International, and then to Auckland in New Zealand.

It’s classified as the longest as it retains its flight code after the stopover.

The Queen used the service in 1995, the first time a British monarch had taken a commercial flight.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

People across Kingston are trying to raise over £20,000 for a young girl with Spinal Muscular Atrophy

The family and friends of Elisha Stewart are "going sober for October."

They've given up alcohol for the whole month.

Elisha has type 2/3 SMA, Spinal Muscular Atrophy, and is fundraising towards the cost of some new equipment called the 'inno-walk'.

At the moment, Elisha is wheelchair bound, but the equipment would allow her to stand and move.

The equipment is not funded by the NHS.

£7,000 has been raised so far.

You can find out more by clicking here
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:03 pm  

Harlequins' Kyle Sinckler included in tomorrow's RWC2019 line-up

George Ford will also return to England's rugby union team.

He's the only change for tomorrow's World Cup semi-final with New Zealand.

Henry Slade drops to the bench, with captain Owen Farrell renewing his partnership in the centre with Manu Tuilagi.

Head coach Eddie Jones feels it's a line-up that is more than capable of taking on the defending champions.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:59 pm  

A language school in Bournemouth has been banned from driving its students, after its minibus driver failed a drugs test.

Justin Fayer was supposed to drive the students to Heathrow, but he was stopped by a police officer.

The vehicle was also found to have no MOT.

Cavendish School of English is appealing the decision, and says no students or members of the public were on board the minibus.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

A police officer who died while in the line of duty in Twickenham has been remembered by colleagues 20 years on.

24 year old PC Kulwant Singh Sidhu fell through a glass skylight while chasing suspects across the roof of a workshop in Colne Road.

Officers from Richmond’s Met Police, as well as the SW London borough commander Sally Benatar, laid flowers at his memorial.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:41 pm  

A man’s appeared in court charged with attempted murder after a female police officer was attacked in Clapham.

The 35-year-old was detained following an incident on Tuesday night.

Julian Peters entered a not guilty plea and is due to stand trial at the Old Bailey in November.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:09 pm  

Investigations are continuing after a teenager was stabbed in Richmond in broad daylight.

Emergency services were called to The Quadrant yesterday morning.

They found an 18 year old suffering a single stab wound.

His condition has been described as not life-threatening.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:59 pm  

Celebrities transformed into poppy sellers today to help launch the Royal British Legion's annual poppy appeal.

They’ve teamed up with some 40,000 other volunteers nationwide to mark the centenary year of the charity appeal.

Former Eastenders actor turned investigative journalist Ross Kemp pitched up outside Kings Cross station to sell his poppies.

Over 6 million poppies, wreaths and Remembrance symbols are made at the Poppy Factory in Richmond every year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:49 pm  

A pub in Wimbledon Village is one of a number of buildings Merton Council is considering giving protected status to.

The Swan in Ridgway was nominated for “listing” by residents last year.

It’s a new addition to the group of buildings the council is already looking at.

Also included as new additions for consideration are Mitcham Police Station and the John Innis Cricket Club Pavilion.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Over a hundred volunteers are coming together today for the annual Big Bottle Count.

The event, run by Thames21, is the largest mass plastic census project in London.

Volunteers will be on hand to count and remove bottles at 14 sites including the Queen Caroline Drawdock in Hammersmith.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

Students at Kingston Grammar School have toured the BMW Plant in Berlin.

The visit comes as the country’s central bank says that car production, one of the Germany’s biggest exporters, has greatly reduced.

Pupils spent time learning how the motoring giant’s motorbikes are produced.

The German economy declined 0.1% in the three months to June the next official figures due to be published next month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

The Royal Brompton hospital in Chelsea is to trial a device that aims to reduce the risk to patients on ventilators in intensive care units.

Four in five ICU patients require ventilation to help them breath.

But alongside ventilation, comes the possibility of over inflating the lungs, which can be fatal.

The patients will trial the technology, which uses an AI computer algorithm, to advise doctors how best to set the ventilator pressure for each person.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:05 am  

A man’s being hunted by police, but he could be anywhere from Surrey to Yorkshire

Dominic Nugent, who also uses the surname Ellis, is 19 years old and of no fixed abode.

While he has links to Sunbury, he also has links to areas including Patcham near Brighton, Suffolk, Manchester.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

A nurse has been suspended after refusing demands by police to get out of her car, despite having a panic attack at the time

The Metro reports that 47-year-old Neomi Bennett was dropping off a friend in Wandsworth when the officers surrounded her car, banging on the windows.

When she didn’t get out, they arrested her, and she was convicted of obstructing a constable.

She’s calling for more accountability over the stop and search procedure and is appealing the conviction.

Neomi was given a medal by the Queen for her work developing a product to fight deep-vein thrombosis.

The Met says they’ll investigate if a complaint is lodged.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:08 am  

It’s believed residents on estates where flats were burned down had been left at risk because of ‘missing’ fire prevention measures

In a report by the BBC the flats in Worcester Park had flaws that allowed fire in the Berkeley Group buildings to develop rapidly.

One former resident told the BBC that the fire spread very quickly ‘it was like paper’.

There were no injuries in the fire however some residents felt that they just escaped in time.

The group says all properties were independently signed off as building control compliant.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:08 am  

A man's due in court later, charged with the attempted murder of a police officer in Clapham

A man's due in court later, charged with the attempted murder of a police officer in Clapham.

The female officer tasered the suspect, who allegedly tried to stab her twice in the stomach in Clapham on Tuesday night.

A 35-year-old is also accused of making threats to kill and the possession of a blade.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:13 am  

Chelsea’s Royal Court Theatre is to ban single-use plastic bottles

Chelsea’s Royal Court Theatre is to ban single-use plastic bottles.

The venue in Sloane Square is aiming to become net-zero carbon by next year.

The Guardian is also reporting that it’s going to look at ways of changing lighting and set design to help it achieve this goal.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:55 am  

Wednesday, 23 October 2019

Chelsea win match against Ajax

Chelsea grabbed a late winner against Ajax in their 1-nil Champions League victory.

Michy Batshuayi got the only goal of the game with 4 minutes remaining in Amsterdam.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:59 pm  

£4,000 worth of tools have been stolen from a house in Thames Ditton

It’s believed the theft in Orchard Avenue took place sometime between 4pm yesterday and 8am today.

Missing items include drills, batteries and saws.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:13 pm  

One of Britain's most wanted fugitives has been told he'll serve at least 26 years behind bars

Shane O'Brien went on the run after murdering Josh Hanson at a bar in Hillingdon in 2015.

He was eventually caught in Romania and brought back to the UK in April.

Detective Chief Inspector Noel McHugh, from Scotland Yard, says he's relieved.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:13 pm  

UPDATE: A 35-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder after a police officer was attacked in Clapham

The woman managed to discharge her Taser and chased the suspect away, after he tried to stab her twice last night.

Julian Peters, who's also accused of making threats to kill, will appear in court tomorrow.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:13 pm  

Planning permission for a Lidl in Norbiton has been halted by Kingston Council

The plans for Manorgate Road were proposed in March 2016.

The supermarket giant wanted to build a store and create parking for over 60 cars.

The decision was made to halt the development due to the impact on the home zone and wider highways network.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:13 pm  

Croydon Council has launched the borough’s next Food Stop that supports families struggling to make ends meet

Each Food Stop offers around £20 worth of groceries for £3.50 a week to residents struggling financially.

It also runs a jobs club and provides help from the Council’s award-winning Gateway service with budgeting and skills training.

The service has saved over £52,000 in residents’ combined shopping bills and prevented 54 rented households from becoming homeless.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:13 pm  

Putney’s MP was one of nine Conservatives who voted against the Prime Minister in the Commons last night

Justine Greening, who is pro-remain, has voted against Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal at all possible stages so far.

Last night’s was defeated by 322 votes to 308, a majority of just 14.

Speaking before it took place, Ms Greening said any legislation that’s passed needs to be right for the people of Putney.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:12 pm  

A female police officer has survived an attempted knife attack in Clapham

A man's been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a police officer was attacked in Clapham.

A 35-year-old allegedly tried to stab her twice after she tried to arrest him following a disturbance at a house in Lynette Avenue last night.

She discharged her Taser and chased the suspect along with her colleagues. Work continues to locate the knives, the officer did not require hospital treatment.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:12 pm  

Richmond Park’s MP is personally warning his constituents about a spate of burglaries in the area.

Zac Goldsmith has sent out an email telling people to follow advice which includes making sure keys are kept away from letter boxes.

He has also contacted the Met Police leader of the South West London Command Unit, Sally Benatar for reassurances.

Dickerage Road in New Malden is the latest to fall victim to break-ins.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:51 pm  

The coach for Brentford FC Community Sports Trust has been nominated for the UK Coaching Awards 2019.

Ben Lampert, who is also Britain’s only full-time deaf football coach, is among the finalists in the ‘Changing Lives Award’ category.

Supporters say he’s breaking down barriers by providing free sporting activities to deaf children and adults.

The awards celebrate the outstanding work of coaches who promote a healthy lifestyle, unlock potential and help people to thrive.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:49 pm  

East Sheen Primary School has taken part in a study to investigate children’s exposure to air pollution on their journey to school.

250 pupils from five schools in London took part in a study, funded by the Mayor of London.

Pupils carried specialist backpacks, which measured particulate matter and nitrogen dioxide levels, for a week.

Data shows pupils are exposed to five times higher concentrations of harmful pollution on the school run then when they are at school.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:48 pm  

Kew Gardens is urging people to find out more about what goes on behind the scenes at the world-famous site

This week is Kew’s first ever Community Open Week.

Beatrice McDermott is the Community Access and Learning Manager.

She tells us about one of the events, especially for youngsters, being held tomorrow:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:19 pm  

A consultation to give residents a say on how Croydon’s growth should be managed is to begin next month following cabinet approval

It’s the first part of the review of the 2018 Local Plan and looks at issues such as a need for up to 46,000 new homes.

Residents will also be able to share their views on how the borough can not only grow, but also tackle the causes of climate change.

The document also looks at improving the quality of new homes and increasing the delivery of affordable homes.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:15 pm  

Elmbridge Borough Council has launched an online lottery to enable it to support good causes across the borough

60p of the £1 ticket will be spent within Elmbridge compared to just 28p of the National Lottery.

The draw will take place weekly.

60 councils across the country have set up their own form of lottery to help raise money for things like the arts and culture scene.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:23 pm  

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard insists they're not frightened of this evening's Champions League opponents Ajax

He was very complimentary about last season's semi-finalists in his news conference ahead of today's group match.

It led one Dutch journalist to suggest he looked scared of them.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:21 am  

Shooting Star Hospices call for more palliative care nurses

The growing shortage of skilled children’s palliative care doctors and nurses across England has reached crisis point.

That’s according to Hampton based children’s hospice charity Shooting Star which is calling on ministers to take urgent action.

There are just 15 children’s palliative care consultants in the UK when there should be 40-60.

Shooting Star Chief Executive Nigel Harding explains why the services provided are worth their weight in gold.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:48 am  

A Hillingdon man is to be sentenced for murder later today three and a half years after he went on the run

A Hillingdon man is to be sentenced for murder later today three and a half years after he went on the run.

Shane O’Brien was convicted at the Old Bailey earlier this month of stabbing to death Josh Hanson in a bar in 2015.

The 31 year old was on Interpol’s most wanted list before he was extradited from Romania earlier this year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:12 am  

A teenager involved in a collision on Kingston Road has been arrested.

He was found to be driving without a licence or insurance and took the vehicle without the owner's consent.

Police say the suspect didn’t sustain any injuries during the collision.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am  

Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori says tonight's Champions League tie with Ajax could go either way.

The Dutch side have a perfect record so far in Group H with two wins from two.

Tomori thinks it'll be a tight game in Amsterdam.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 am  

A dentist from Purley has been suspended from practice for a year.

It’s after one of his patients, who had advanced gum disease, bled to death hours after he finished pulling out ten of her teeth.

Tushar Patel was a dentist at Confidential Clinics in Purley, and treated the woman over two weeks in 2017.

The patient had told him she was taking blood-thinning medicine for a rare blood condition that causes clotting.

The suspension will start next month pending an appeal by Mr Patel.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 am  

An event for children with Duchenne motor neurone disease has raised over £40,000 for Esher based charity Harrison’s Fund.

The money will go towards funding research into better treatments and hopefully one day, a cure.

Harrison’s Fund is named after 13-year-old Harrison Smith, who has the rare genetic condition which affects all muscles in the body.

The charity is currently funding 16 research projects in the US and the UK.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 am  

A 73-year-old woman has gone missing from Wimbledon.

Christine Pearson, who suffers from Alzheimer, was last seen exiting Wimbledon train station by Queens Road.

She was wearing black trousers, a green anorak and carrying a brown handbag.

Anyone with information is being asked to contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:05 am  

Tuesday, 22 October 2019

No arrests have been made after a man was stabbed in Thornton Heath over the weekend

Police were called to Marion Road just after 5pm on Saturday to reports that a man in his 20s had been stabbed.

The victim was taken to hospital but has since been discharged.

The enquiries are ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:59 pm  

A serving Surrey police officer based in Woking has been charged with common assault and public order while off duty

PC Sam Gerrard has been on restricted duties since the alleged incident at Popworld in Guildford in September.

The 33-year-old is due to appear at Staines Magistrates' Court tomorrow.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is hoping he can emulate tomorrow's Champions League opponents Ajax

The Dutch side have a tradition of giving young players a chance, and a youthful side reached the semi-finals of the competition last season.

Lampard says his faith in his squad gives them confidence.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Brentford and Millwall have been charged by the Football Association

It’s after an incident late on in Saturday's Championship game.

It is alleged they failed to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and/or refrained from provocative behaviour in the 91st minute.

Both clubs have until 6pm on Thursday to respond.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Surrey County Council’s cabinet is set to agree £270 million of funding for long term flood risk management work across the county

That includes a contribution to the River Thames Scheme, which will reduce flood risk to 15,000 properties and tens of thousands of people.

Costing £640 million, the scheme represents the largest investment in flood risk in the UK to date.

Tim Oliver, Leader of Surrey County Council says they need to do everything to ensure residents and their properties are protected.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

A man from Croydon has been found guilty of rape and causing actual bodily harm

Luke Sewell was arrested in April after his victim had disclosed being subjected to rape and a physical assault.

The 30-year-old will be sentenced next month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Carshalton Athletic wrote a vibrant new page in their history book last weekend as the club reached the first round proper of the FA Cup

Photo credit: Ian Gerrard

The Robins were underdogs as they hosted National League outfit Dagenham and Redbridge in the fourth qualifying round, but they upset the odds as a late strike by Ricky Korboa sealed a famous 2-1 victory.

All the goals came in the second-half as Dagenham struggled to breakdown their heroic hosts and the win has rewarded Carshalton with a home tie against another higher league opponent, namely Boston United.

And Carshalton player/boss Peter Adeniyi, whom assisted with Korboa's late strike last Saturday, is relishing this fresh new challenge.

"We are happy with a home draw and it'll give us another chance to test ourselves again against a club from a higher division," Adeniyi said.

"We will obviously be underdogs but we will go into the match full of confidence. The boys have been brilliant on this cup run and we look forward to it continuing next month."

Chances were at a premium last Saturday as Carshalton lined-up to frustrate their visitors early on.

Dagenham could only force Robins keeper Kleton Perntreou into one decent save, when he tipped over a James Dobson free kick, before half-time.

But the blue touch paper was lit on 51 minutes as a low Christie Pattisson cross was only half-cleared by the Daggers defence and Bobby Price pounced to turn the loose ball home.

The home fans erupted but their bubble was burst just after the hour mark as Dagenham sub Reece Grant nodded in a left-wing cross to level things up.

But the in-form Korboa, who now has seven goals for the season, sent Colston Avenue into pandemonium as he watched his low 85th minute shot go beyond keeper Elliot Justman and sneak inside the far post.

"The players deserve credit for the result against Dagenham. We had a game plan, which was executed perfectly, and everyone played their part," added Adeniyi.

"We'll enjoy this moment, but we have important games in other competitions coming up and so need to remain focused on tasks at hand."

It's been 22 years since Carshalton have reached this round of the world's most famous cup competition, when they lost to Stevenage Borough in a replay.

Boston United, whom will visit Surrey on the second weekend of November, play in the National League North where they currently sit mid-table with five wins to date.

This will be Carshalton's fifth game in the competition, while the Pilgrims beat Hednesford Town 1-0 to progress from the last round.

But next up for Carshalton is a first qualifying round home tie against Merstham in the FA Trophy.

The game kicks-off on Saturday at 3pm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

London’s trams are being retro-fitted with automatic braking systems.

The news comes almost three years after the Croydon Tram crash which killed 7 people and injured over 60 others.

The safety measure is one of 15 recommended by the Rail Accidents Investigation Branch.

TfL says the installation took three years because it "needed to be right".

Yellow beacons on tracks will monitor speeds and automatically apply the brakes if a tram exceeds speed limits.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:59 pm  

Three-quarters of mums and dads say they often can't answer questions from their children.

Research from the International Fund for Animal Welfare suggests the natural world is a particular weak spot.

A fifth of parents admit their lack of knowledge on the subject means it can be a problem.

Singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor lives with her husband and five children in Chiswick.

She thinks taking the time to talk young people through issues is important.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

Detectives investigating the possible murder of a man from Hounslow have made a new arrest.

27 year old Mohammed Shah Subhani, known as ‘Shah,’ failed to return home in May.

Officers are treating his disappearance as murder.

A 22-year-old man was arrested at an address in west London earlier on suspicion of conspiracy to murder.

In addition, a search warrant has been executed at a residential address that’s linked to him.

Shah’s car was recovered with ballistic damage in June.

Detective Chief Inspector Noel McHugh, who is leading the investigation, said: “Despite meeting a wall of silence we are making progress. Our determination to find those responsible for Shah’s murder is undiminished. Today we have made a new arrest and premises are being searched as a direct result of ‘new developments’, the community will be central to solving Shah’s case and giving him the dignified burial he deserves.

“There has been a tremendous effort to find Shah and the jigsaw is coming together, accepted there are some missing pieces or bits in the wrong place and that’s where your call could be a game changer making that critical link.

“If you have information, but are concerned about relaying to us what you know for fear of your safety, I would say that we can speak to you in the strictest of confidence. You can also make use of anonymous resources such as the independent charity Crimestoppers. What matters most is that you make the call.

“In the midst of their devastation, Shah’s family have welcomed into their family his first child, who is now two-months old. I know the birth has been a glimmer of light for Shah’s family, but the child has been robbed of a father, and no family deserves this.

“A substantial reward of £20,000 remains on offer for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of those involved. I would urge anyone who can help Shah’s family to call police or Crimestoppers. Those in the know, just imagine the pain your silence is causing Shah’s loving family.”

Anyone with any information about Shah’s disappearance is asked to call police on 101, or contact via Twitter @MetCC. Please quote Operation Rockton.

To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at

Several arrests have been made as part of the investigation into Shah’s murder.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Surrey is now the second most energetic area in England.

That’s according to the Active Lives Report by Sport England.

69% of people in the county meet the Government’s Chief Medical Officer’s target of recommended activity levels.

This means they complete 150 minutes of moderate activity, where you get slightly out of breath, or 75 minutes of vigorous exercise per week.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

The Celebration of Achievement Awards took place last week to celebrate the achievements of young people in care in Kingston and Richmond.

There were over 600 nominations across both Primary and Secondary school children for achievements in eight different categories.

The winners received a certificate and book voucher from the Mayor of Richmond and from the Mayor of Kingston.

She says it was a chance for people to recognise the challenges they had overcome and their outstanding achievements.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

Wimbledon Village Stables is dressing its horses up in fancy dress for charity today.

They will be led around Wimbledon Common and Richmond Park raising money for the Royal Marsden & Wimbledon and Putney Commons Conservators.

They also paraded along the High street around 15 minutes ago.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:30 pm  

Ealing Council is to host a new adoption agency in partnership with Brent, Hounslow and Hammersmith & Fulham councils.

It’s come after a government reform meant every local authority had to be part of a regional adoption agency by April 2020.

Despite the national shortage of adoptive families, the councils still supported more than 500 families in the past year.

The new approach pools the resources and experience of each region together in one place.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:13 pm  

The clock is ticking for one resident in Sutton to claim their £1 million EuroMillions win.

The search is still on to find the owner of the winning ticket from the lottery draw on the 17th of May.

The lucky ticket-holder has until the 13th of November to make their claim.

If no-one comes forward before the deadline then the prize money will go to help National Lottery funded projects across the UK.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

Tom Brake has joined MPs from around the country to celebrate the great work being done by Further Education colleges.

The MP for Carshalton and Wallington was shown around Carshalton College as part of a campaign to highlight the need for more funds.

It’s after the education system was hit with several budget cuts over the past few years.

The campaign calls on the government to invest in people by investing more in colleges.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has revealed a temporary river crossing running parallel to Hammersmith Bridge is being considered.

TFL and Hammersmith & Fulham council have both begun investigating the feasibility of installing the temporary bridge.

Beckett Rankine’s proposal for this has also garnered the support of locals who have launched a petition to get the bridge built.

Hammersmith Bridge closed in April.

It’s estimated the repairs could cost up to £120 million and is scheduled to take three years.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

A CCTV image has been released of a man wanted in connection with an upskirting incident in Woking.

The man is reported to have followed a woman around Morrisons and filmed up her skirt before following her to vehicle back in September.

The suspect is described as white, in his 50s, of a medium build with sandy grey wavy hair and short stubble on his face.

Anyone with information is being asked to contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:04 am  

Brentford are in action in the Championship tonight, they travel to Swansea

Queens Park Rangers entertain Reading at Loftus Road.

In League One AFC Wimbledon can move out of the relegation zone with a win at Burton Albion.

Sutton and Woking are involved in FA Cup fourth qualifying round replays tonight against Billericay and Ebbsfleet respectively.

The ill-fated Haringey Borough – Yeovil Town game will be also replayed tonight.

The FA Cup qualifier at Coles Park was abandoned on Saturday after Haringey players were subjected to racist abuse, prompting players from both teams to walk off.

Two men, aged 23 and 26, have since been arrested in connection with the incident on suspicion of racially aggravated common assault.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:05 am  

Tributes have been paid to a Heathrow firefighter who died during a triathlon in Majorca on Saturday

45-year-old Carl Cavanagh went into cardiac arrest on Tora beach after getting into difficulties during a 1.2-mile swim in the annual Peguera Challenge event.

He died at the scene despite the efforts of paramedics.

The father of four was a crew commander for White Watch at Heathrow for more than 20 years.

An investigation led by a local judge is ongoing.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:03 am  

A man with links to Fetcham and Bookham is wanted in relation to an ongoing criminal investigation

Daniel Terry is described as white, 5 ft 6 inches tall, of a medium build with short, dark brown hair.

The 35-year-old has a tattoo on his left arm of a bulldog with a union jack flag and also the name ‘Steve’.

Anyone with any information is being asked to contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:17 am  

A temporary crossing is being considered to ease the problems caused by the closure of Hammersmith Bridge

Transport for London will look at marine engineers 5-million-pound proposal which could be started early next year.

The 132-year-old bridge, which links Hammersmith and Barnes, was closed to drivers by Hammersmith and Fulham Council in April after critical faults were found in its structure.

A petition by residents supporting the idea has so far got hundreds of signatures.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:49 am  

Monday, 21 October 2019

The Foreign Secretary says the UK's reviewing the rules which allowed a US diplomat's wife to leave the country after a fatal crash

Dominic Raab, who’s also the MP for Esher and Walton, says he doesn't think the current arrangements are correct.

19 year-old Harry Dunn died after a car driven by Anne Sacoolas collided with his motorbike.

She returned to America after being granted diplomatic immunity.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:15 pm  

Croydon’s famous Fairfield Halls has a new resident Theatre Company with their own claim to fame – they say they’re totally inclusive

SAVVY, as the company is known, offers groups for young people, adults with learning disabilities and people who are homeless.

Gemma Charlsey from the company says they work to adapt their shows to fit the needs of the 3 performers.

She says it’s part of accepting everyone for who they are.

Fairfield halls say they’re also looking forward to welcoming the UK’s premier black theatre company, Talawa.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:15 pm  

A planning application for the demolition of Harper House emergency accommodation in Ashford has been approved

Spelthorne Council announced its being replacement with a state-of-the-art facility on the same site, housing up to 20 local families.

The existing building requires a high level of ongoing maintenance and doesn’t accommodate residents with mobility needs.

Councillor Maureen Attewell said they want to ensure homeless families have a safe and secure temporary home within the borough.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:15 pm  

The London Fire Brigade has thanked a mystery hero who rescued a woman from a burning building in Croydon

The man flagged down a police car to raise the alarm after he saw smoke.

While he waited for fire crews the unknown man found a ladder from a nearby building site which he used to bring out the trapped occupant.

The woman was taken to hospital and the blaze, which started last Wednesday at a house in Whitehorse Road, is being investigated.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:14 pm  

A missing woman from Lincoln is thought to have possibly travelled to Sutton or somewhere in Surrey

The 30-year-old woman Sarra Krupinski was previously known as Sally Dean.

Sarra is 5ft 6 inches tall, of a slim build and has very long dark brown hair.

Anyone who has seen her or has any knowledge of her whereabouts should call the police on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:12 pm  

Three people have been taken to hospital after breathing in fumes in the cabin of an American Airlines flight from Heathrow to Philadelphia

They were produced when cleaning fluid was spilled.

The Airbus - with nearly 300 people on board - was diverted and landed safely in Dublin.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:47 pm  

Police in Croydon have revealed they briefly took extra powers to stop and search people after two separate weekend stabbing incidents in Thornton Heath

Police in Croydon have revealed they briefly took extra powers to stop and search people after two separate weekend stabbing incidents in Thornton Heath.

In the first a man was found injured in Marion Road on Saturday.

The following day a 24-year-old man was found in Headley Drive, New Addington with multiple stab wounds.

The section sixty powers allowed them to stop and search people without suspicion.

So far police have not made any arrests.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:16 pm  

Four firefighters from Chelsea Blue Watch have taken part in the annual Glassdoor Sleep-out in Chelsea.

On Friday 4th October, they slept rough in aid to raise funds and awareness for the homeless community, raising £1,500.

Even though the Borough of Kensington and Chelsea is an affluent area, they see a large number of rough sleepers.

Glassdoor run shelters through winter and help people move into their own accommodation through their support system.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:45 pm  

The plan for 168 new affordable homes in Wandsworth has been approved.

The approval of the scheme for the homes at Osiers Road was approved by London Mayor, Sadiq Khan.

The new build also includes a children’s play area as well as nearly 4,000 square meters of new commercial space.

It was rejected by Wandsworth Council’s planning committee in May, which believed the new buildings would be too big for the site.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:20 pm  

Two men have been arrested after a man was assaulted in Woking on Friday the 11 October.

Officers were called to Stanley Road just before 8pm following reports of an altercation between three men.

Two men aged 26, one from Woking, and one from Guildford, were arrested last Thursday on suspicion of racially aggravated actual bodily harm.

Both men have been released under investigation while enquiries remain ongoing.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:05 pm  

Oxshott resident, Andy Murray, says it means a lot to win his first singles tennis title after an "extremely difficult" few years.

The former world number one came back from a set down to beat Stan Wawrinka in the final of the European Open.

It's his first singles trophy since 2017 - and came after Murray needed career-saving hip surgery in January.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

A man has been arrested in Kew after he was seen trying car door handles and entering one unlocked car.

The 52 year old was spotted on Kew Road by an eagle-eyed resident in the early hours of yesterday morning.

The police were on scene within 6 minutes.

The man is to appear in court tomorrow.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

House of Commons speaker John Bercow is expected to block another vote on the prime minister's Brexit deal.

It's thought he'll rule over Boris Johnson today because MPs already considered it on Saturday.

They passed an amendment which postponed approving it until the necessary Brexit laws are in place.

MP for Putney and former Tory Justine Greening says it should be put to the people.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:06 am  

The Liberal Democrats Brexit spokesman and Carshalton and Wallington MP Tom Brake says ultimately the people should have the final day on any Brexit deal.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:29 am  

In women’s rugby union Premier 15s Harlequins Ladies beat Bristol 47-nil

Richmond Women went down 36-5 to Darlington Mowden Park Sharks at the Richmond Athletic Club.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:32 am  

The head of top airline company Emirates has predicted that the planned expansion of Heathrow airport will be delayed or cancelled

Sir Tim Clark told delegates at the Airlines 2050 conference in London that he couldn’t see the proposed third runway being opened before 2035.

He added that he was “not altogether sure” that it will ever happen.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:01 am  

Sunday, 20 October 2019

AFC Wimbledon has decided to part from first-team manager Wally Downes

The agreement was reached with the approval of the Dons Trust board.

The club and Dons Trust boards suspended Wally last month when the FA announced it had charged him with alleged betting contraventions, with assistant manager Glyn Hodges continuing as caretaker manager.

The boards believe that a change of first-team manager is the best option to help the club maintain its recent upturn in performances.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:17 pm  

Fulham manager, Scott Parker admits he’s unhappy with the club’s performance as Stoke claimed victory at home yesterday

The hosts didn’t outplay the Whites as they managed to sneak a goal in either half to claim a 2-0 win.

Parker said, how the team bounces back will ultimately determine what they’re about and what they do this year.

He’s looking for a big win on wednesday as Fulham take on Luton Town at Craven Cottage.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:10 pm  

Volunteers behind the Richmond Christmas Dinner event are looking for a chef to cook a traditional Christmas dinner for 80 young care leavers on Christmas Day

The event, which won the Community Heroes Award earlier this year, welcomes care leavers to spend Christmas day, complete with traditional Christmas lunch and gifts.

MP for Twickenham, Sir Vince Cable is delighted to be joining them this Christmas saying: “these young people have a lot to contribute to society but do not have the family support networks of most of us”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

Kingston Police are appealing for information in finding a woman who’s wanted on recall to prison

32-year-old Tracy Dyke was serving a 4-years and 3-months sentence for conspiracy to burgle, burglary and fraud.

Officers have once again used social media to ask Ms Dyke to hand herself in.

In 2017 they sent her a letter on Facebook which caused controversy on social media.

The latest appeal says, “we’d like to politely ask her to go to any police station, we’ll assist her in serving the rest of her sentence.”

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:56 pm  

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard says he did not speak up enough about racism when he was an England player.

He praised how the national team responded to racist abuse during their Euro 2020 qualifier against Bulgaria in Sofia on Monday.

He said the authorities should tackle the issue, and not leave it to players.

In a report by Alistair Magowan, Lampard said, “I think the governing bodies and organisations now have to make a big step.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

A 16-year-old girl has gone missing from Ealing.

Malika Wahmane was last seen on the 18th of October at 8:30 in the morning.

She was last seen wearing a black coat with fur trimmed hood, camouflage trousers and carrying a large light-coloured bag.

If you have seen Malika or have any information on her whereabouts, you should contact the Police on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Sir David Attenborough says Greta Thunberg has got where she is because of "her passion and her insight".

The 93-year-old broadcaster and Richmond resident praised the Swedish climate activist, who's 16, saying she has "concern about the future".

He says he hopes to present the facts in his new nature TV series, Seven Worlds, One Planet - which starts next Sunday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Richmond’s Poppy Factory has expanded its support services to the North West of the Country.

An employment service for ex-forces personnel with health conditions has launched at a health centre on the Wirral.

Veterans who visit The Stein Centre can get help on career planning, training opportunities, CV writing and job application advice.

The launch of the programme follows a report which looked at the social value of the charity’s service nationally.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Two year six pupils in Richmond have become politicians for the day.

The Pupil Parliament saw debates on “should 16-year-olds be allowed to vote in elections?”.

Leahara from Hampton Hill Junior was voted as the new Youth Mayor.

She says she “very proud”, but “the robe is very heavy and hot to wear!”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:57 pm  

Dame Judi Dench tells us she's still looking for new challenges

Dame Judi Dench says we should never give up our desire to learn new things and remain active as we get older.

The 84-year-old made her professional debut over 60 years ago in 1957.

She has been a staple of theatre, film and TV ever since, starring in everything from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” to “James Bond.”

Speaking to us after a special Q&A in Kingston, Dame Judi told us she still challenges herself, and those around her, daily.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:18 am  

Micro-organisms digesting plastic could be a solution to the amount of bottles in landfill

Micro-organisms digesting plastic could be a solution to the amount of bottles in landfill.

Researchers from the University of Surrey are teaming up with scientists worldwide to engineer microbes that can break down the material.

They’ll turn certain plastics into Bio-polyurethane, which can be used in construction and insulation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:24 am  

Police have released an e-fit of a man whose frozen body fell from a plane headed for Heathrow and landed in a garden in south London

Officers are still working to identifying him.

The man plunged to his death from the landing gear compartment of a Kenyan Airways plane which left Nairobi on June 30th.

He landed in a garden in Clapham.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:52 am  

In FA Cup fourth qualification round action Kingstonian won 3-2 at Dartford

Carshalton beat Dagenham & Redbridge 2-1.

Sutton and Woking face replays after drawing against Billericay and Ebbsfleet respectively.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:10 am  

Boris Johnson's officially asked the EU to delay Brexit after his deal failed to get the backing of MPs

They instead voted to put off their final decision, forcing Boris Johnson to send a letter asking for an extension - as required by law.

But he also sent a second memo, last night, saying he doesn't want a delay.

Meanwhile the Liberal Democrats Brexit spokesperson and Carshalton and Wallington MP Tom Brake, says his party will continue to push for the people having the final say on any Brexit deal.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:58 am  

Kingston Police are appealing for information in finding a woman who’s wanted on recall to prison

32-year-old Tracy Dyke was serving a 4-years and 3-months sentence for conspiracy to burgle, burglary and fraud.

Kingston police have once again used social media to ask Ms Dyke to hand herself in.

In 2017 officers sent her a letter on Facebook which caused controversy on social media.

The latest appeal says, “we’d like to politely ask her to go to any police station, we’ll assist her in serving the rest of her sentence.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:09 am  

We might be able to predict where the next Ebola outbreak will occur.

A newly developed model from UCL and the University of Surrey tracks how changes to ecosystems and human societies combine.

The journal Nature Communications predicts Nigeria could be at risk despite no known cases to date.
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