Radio Jackie News banner

107.8 Radio Jackie - Bulletins aired each hour

Saturday, 18 January 2020

A man in his 60s has been injured in an incident in Kingston this evening.

Police were called to Kingston Road at 8.18pm to reports of a collision between a car and a pedestrian.

The man was found injured and was treated at the scene before being taken to hospital.

His condition is currently unknown.

No arrests were made, and enquiries continue.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:30 pm  

Anyone wishing to convert a house into shared housing in Croydon must now apply for planning permission first.

Until now, owners wanting to turn properties into small houses with six rooms or fewer have been able to do so without it.

It’s under the Government’s permitted development rights.

Over 900 family homes have been converted into so-called HMOs over the last decade.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

Chelsea conceded deep into injury time as they missed the chance to strengthen their position in the Premier League's top four.

They were beaten 1-nil at Newcastle - and remain five points clear of fifth placed Manchester United, having played a game more.

Manager Frank Lampard tells us, it's especially hard to take as he felt his side controlled the match.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

The Liberal Democrats will have a new full-time leader in place in July.

Nominations for candidates will open on the 11th of May and will close 17 days later.

A ballot will then begin on June 18th, and close on July the 15th.

Sir Ed Davey, MP for Kingston and Surbiton, and Mark Pack are joint acting leaders after Jo Swinson lost her seat at the general election.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:14 pm  

In the Premiership this afternoon, Crystal Palace snatched a last-gasp equaliser to draw 2-2 away at Manchester City, while Chelsea travel to Newcastle tomorrow.

In the Championship, QPR beat promotion hopefuls Leeds at home 1-0, while Brentford keep in the promotion hunt with a 0-0 draw away at Huddersfield.

An in League One, AFC Wimbledon eased their relegation fears with a 1-0 home win over Peterborough.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:03 pm  

Sutton Council is calling for residents in the borough to shape its ambitious plans to help tackle the climate emergency.

These plans will outline how to minimise the impact of climate change and will support the council’s aim to improve the environment.

Last July, the authority declared a climate emergency and agreed a target of reducing carbon emissions to zero.

They are seeking ideas on how individuals, businesses, local and national government should respond to the emergency.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:07 pm  

More than 300 new cycle storage spaces will be installed in Croydon by the end of March.

Both cycle hangars, which can house up to six bicycles, and individual bike stands will be installed.

The new facilities are being funded by a £166,000 grant from TFL’s Cycle Parking Implementation Scheme.

The scheme is part of the Council’s plans to encourage more sustainable journeys.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:03 pm  

It’s been confirmed that the E16 Epsom-Stoneleigh-Worcester Park bus service will continue to operate after 3rd April.

Original reports earlier this week had indicated that the service would be discontinued.

But Epsom and Ewell councillor Eber Kington tweeted the service is being retendered and the new operator will be known by the end of February.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:03 pm  

Fulham are up to third in the Championship after a 1-nil win at Craven Cottage against Middlesbrough last night.

Anthony Knockaert scored the only goal of the game to take Scott Parker's team within four points of the automatic promotion places.

Parker says he's not getting carried away with chasing Leeds and West Brom.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:15 pm  

Two projects in Wandsworth have been shortlisted for 'champion of the arts' awards.

The Happy Street Festival in Nine Elms and the Thessaly Road Bridge have been entered into the ‘Best Arts Project’ category.

Councillor Steffi Sutters was also shortlisted for the category of 'Best Arts Champion'.

The yearly awards celebrate the ‘unsung heroes’ of London’s authorities who champion the arts, despite facing financial difficulty.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:02 pm  

Major refurbishment work is due to start on Wandsworth Bridge.

Costing in the region of £6m, it’s planned to begin in March.

To limit disruption to nearby roads, all carriageway lanes will remain open whenever possible.

The works will include structural repairs, waterproofing, carriageway resurfacing and corrosion protection.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

Police in Epsom and Ewell are reminding people they can never be too careful.

They’ve taken to social media to thank a resident for their vigilance earlier this week.

BA: Officers say they’re always happy to investigate when out and about patrolling the borough’s roads.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

Wandsworth approved more residential planning permissions than any other London borough in the second quarter of last year.

Website, Property Solvers, found that between April and June, the borough granted planning consent for 190 developments.

Wandsworth also came top of the league table for planning approvals throughout London's 32 boroughs.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

It’s a big weekend of sport with England’s cricketers hoping to build of their solid batting performance against South Africa in the third test in Port Elizabeth.

Fulham Moved nearer the automatic promotion spots in the Championship with a one nil victory against Middlesbrough last night at Craven Cottage.

Elsewhere, in the Premiere League, Crystal Palace visit Manchester City and Chelsea are at Newcastle.

In the Championship, QPR face promotion chasing Leeds United at Loftus Road and Brentford Head to Huddersfield.

In League One, AFC Wimbledon are at home to Peterborough.

In Rugby, Harlequins are in Euro Champions Cup action against Clermont Auvergne and in London 3 South West unbeaten Reeds Weybridge take on Gosport and Fareham at Whiteley Village.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:30 am  

Kingston Council has pulled roadworks due to start in Chessington.

The authority has confirmed a permit was revoked yesterday and the works will be reprogrammed in due course.

It hasn’t commented on claims they were pulled because the contractor, said to be BT, hadn’t communicated fully with residents.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 am  

A man’s been charged with the murder of a Bulgarian man who was found dead at his home in Croydon last Monday.

60 year old Krasimir Kartikov was found at the address in Whitehorse Road.

A post-mortem gave the cause of death as multiple injuries.

44 year old Nikolay Zhivkov, also Bulgarian, was arrested Thursday and charged today with murder.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:22 am  

Two teens are convicted of Shepherds Bush stabbing.

Two teenagers who stabbed a young man to death in an unprovoked attack have been convicted at the Old Bailey.

18 year old William Haines from Shepherds Bush and a 17 year old from Hounslow – who cannot be named for legal reasons -
were at a bus stop on Uxbridge Road in Shepherds Bush when they saw the victim Yusuf Mohammed on the opposite side of the road.

They crossed over and Haines took out a large knife and stabbed the victim in the chest. The 17 year old took a knife from a rucksack and attacked Yusuf on the ground.

The pair celebrated the attack with a ‘fist bump’.

Haines was convicted of murder and possession of points and blades and the 17 year old was convicted of manslaughter and possession of a bladed article.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:38 am  

Wandsworth gets the go ahead for a new park.

Work on a new 32 acre park in Wandsworth can now get started after approval of a modernisation programme for Springfield Hospital.

This means plans for new clinical buildings have been given the go ahead along with plans for the new public green space.

Planning consent had already been given by Wandsworth Council to the scheme which will plant more than 400 trees and provide children’s playgrounds, fitness equipment and a pavilion with a café.

The site will also provide nearly 900 new homes plus office, commercial and retail spaces.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:36 am  

A Hanworth man is jailed for rape.

A man has been sentenced to more than 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to multiple sexual offences.

33-year-old Jamie Rogers from Hanworth pleaded guilty at Kingston Crown Court to 12 counts of rape, 15 counts of assault by penetration and 19 counts of sexual assault.

The judge described Rogers as a dangerous offender who must serve two thirds of his sentence before parole can be considered.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:14 am  

Friday, 17 January 2020

A man arrested at Heathrow airport has been charged with drugs offences.

35-year-old Luke Kelly was extradited to the UK from Spain yesterday.

He’s due in court next month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:07 pm  

Runnymede Police are asking for their flashing blue light back.

It was taken from the cones on Lyne Lane near Chertsey.

They’re saying if it returns, they’ll “assume there was no intention to permanently deprive”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:20 pm  

Police are investigating a spate of catalytic converter thefts in Epsom and Ewell.

14 have been reported as stolen from roads including Horton Lane and Ruxley Lane.

Vehicle types including Toyota Prius and the Lexus RX have been targeted.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:16 pm  

A man who burgled a home in Mitcham has been sentenced to 40 months in prison.

Merton Police say 41-year-old Omar Williams from North London was found after an “exhaustive investigation”.

His DNA matched that found at the crime scene in October.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:25 pm  

Kingston’s Kingfisher Leisure Centre has been closed until at least April.

Lucy Mayer explains why.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:12 pm  

Third arrest made following murder in Thornton Heath

Detectives investigating the murder of 60-year-old John Kennett in Thornton Heath have made a third arrest.

A 33-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder and bailed to return on a date in mid-February.

A 50-year-old man and a 41-year-old man have previously been arrested and bailed pending further enquiries.

Police were called at approximately 9.30pm on the 23rd of December, to reports of a stabbing on Woodcroft Road.

Officers and the London Ambulance Service attended.

Mr Kennett was found outside a residential address suffering from stab wounds.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

A Police Sergeant who threatened a colleague has been given a written warning.

Paul Colgan, based at Central West Command Unit, allegedly threatened to assault a person he believed had taken his property.

He was found in breach of Authority, Respect & Courtesy.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:28 pm  

A 32-year-old man has been jailed at Isleworth Crown Court for supplying Class A drugs.

In November, Michael Owusu was charged after a large amount of drugs and approximately £10,000 in cash were found during a search warrant.

He’s been sentenced to 2 years and 8 months imprisonment.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Dozens of planes have been diverted or delayed after an "unplanned" request by the RAF to halt arrivals at Heathrow.

A spokesman for the west London airport said the request for airspace closure began at around 9am and lasted for approximately 20 minutes.

At least four Heathrow-bound British Airways flights and one Virgin Atlantic aircraft were forced to land at other airports such as Gatwick, Stansted and Luton.

Several other flights were delayed for up to an hour as aircraft were kept in stacks around London while waiting for permission to land.

A Heathrow spokesman said: "Arrivals were paused briefly this morning due to an RAF request for an operational flight within part of Heathrow's airspace. Arrivals are now operating as normal."
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:57 pm  

Mole Valley Council has been asked to approve funds for the re-design of Riverside Park in Leatherhead.

Transform Leatherhead is proposing a riverside destination with a vibrant environment for the community.

Decked viewing points and a pedestrian footbridge are amongst plans to create a more pedestrian and cyclist friendly space.

£100,000 is being requested to procure a team to deliver a fresh analysis aimed at maintaining the history and ecology of the area.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Tributes have been paid to a Kingston University student who died in last week’s plane crash in Iran.

Niloufar Ebrahim should have been taking part in graduation ceremonies this week with other students.

The Occupational and Business Psychology student died alongside her husband and 174 others.

Her dissertation supervisor recalled her as a warm, fun and kind student with a beautiful smile at today’s remembrance event.

The University will be arranging a special memorial service for family and friends to celebrate Niloufar’s life and achievements at a later date.

Photo credit: Kingston University. 
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:39 pm  

More than 3,000 Kingston University students have taken part in graduation ceremonies this week.

The events are a chance for post and undergraduates to mark the end of student life and look to the next chapter.

George Cooper has completed an MA in Aesthetics and Art Theory.

He says he’s done it to make his parents proud.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:19 pm  

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard insists Ross Barkley and Willian will be going nowhere in the January transfer window.

Willian's contract is up at the end of the season, but the club are in talks over a new deal.

Meanwhile, Barkley's been linked with a potential loan move to West Ham.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:16 pm  

The Royal Air Force says it "regrets" delays to dozens of planes trying to land at Heathrow earlier.

The RAF requested the airspace was closed for about 20 minutes, something the airport says was "unplanned".
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:12 pm  

Beleaguered airline Flybe has confirmed that it will be switching its Newquay-London service from Heathrow to Gatwick in March.

This aviation route has been one of a handful to have long received public subsidy through a Public Service Obligation Order.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:59 pm  

Heathrow says dozens of planes were diverted or delayed after the RAF asked to use its airspace for 20 minutes this morning.

The airport describes the closure as "unplanned", and says planes were kept in stacks above the city, waiting to land.

Arrivals are now back to normal.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:11 pm  

Surrey Police is warning residents about the dangers of courier fraud

£1.8 million was reported lost in the county as a result of the crime last year alone.

Criminals typically carry out courier fraud by cold calling their victim and claiming to be a police officer or bank official to gain their trust.

The aim is to trick them into handing over money or their bank card which is then collected by a courier.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:07 pm  

An inspection of Wandsworth’s Special Educational Needs has raised “significant concerns” about the effectiveness of the local area

The plans for children’s education was found to be of poor quality, with deadlines not consistently met.

However, they were found to be able to identify additional needs in children up to five years old.

Ana Popovici, Director for Children’s Services said: “As the Director of Children’s Services I accept the findings of the inspection in full and together with our partners in the local NHS we have started to address the areas for development whilst continuing to build on the strengths identified. Our commitment to co production with parents, carers and children was recognised by the inspectors as a particular strength and we remain committed to continue to work very closely with our parents and our partners to ensure that all children with an EHCP plan have the best chance in life. I will ensure there is robust governance and oversight to ensure that the work progresses at a pace to benefit the most vulnerable children and their families.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:53 am  

Kingston University students are being advised to ‘be true to yourself' as a week of graduation events comes to an end

More than 3,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students have been taking part in ceremonies at the Rose Theatre.

Engineering course leader, Dr Ali Heidari, explains the pride he feels in his students.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:37 am  

Andy Murray has pulled out of another two tennis tournaments as he continues to recover from the pelvic problem that has forced him to miss next week's Australian Open

The former world number one is now not expected to play again until the middle of February at the earliest.

Murray says "bone bruising" is taking longer to heal than expected.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:06 am  

Days after almost falling into administration, Flybe's added eight new routes

The airline's also had to replace its slot at Heathrow with a cheaper one at Gatwick.

There'll be almost 12-hundred new flights a year, including up to five extra trips to Manchester a week.

The carrier avoided going bust after the government backed a rescue deal.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:31 am  

Kingston Council says it’s unaware of any reasons why a once popular bar in Tolworth has shut up shop

Broadway Bar has been closed since before Christmas.

Signs on the door say it’s “under refurbishment,” but some residents have rubbished this claiming the owners have closed it down.

A council spokesperson said: "The closure is not as a result of any enforcement action by Regulatory Services.

We have not been advised of the reason why the premises is not currently trading."
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:13 am  

It looks like the notorious Victoria House at the North Cheam crossroads could finally be redeveloped

Residents in the immediate area have been sent a letter by Sutton council.

It informs them of a proposal for “remote structural demolition” and asbestos removal.

Structural demolition can mean getting rid of a whole building or removing its structure, which includes windows and door frames.

Residents have been trying to get the derelict building redeveloped for over a decade.

They were last informed that demolition was due to take place in 2014.

We’re awaiting a statement from the council.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:03 am  

One of the contenders in Labour's leadership race, Rebecca Long-Bailey has won the backing of members of Momentum.

The endorsement from the activist group is a boost to the MP, who's considered to be the closest in the race to the current leader Jeremy Corbyn.

A recent Survation poll put Ms Long-Bailey a fraction ahead of her closest rival, the shadow Brexit secretary, Sir Keir Starmer.

The same poll showed that in the race to be deputy leader Tooting MP Roseena Alin-Khan is still a long way behind the frontrunner, Angela Raynor.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am  

A 20-year-old man from Feltham has been jailed for 4 years at Isleworth Crown Court for drug supply and possession of a knife.

In November, Ibrahim Saeed was detained for a search where Officers found a folding lock knife on his person.

Whilst in custody, 12 packages of Heroin and 40 packages of Crack Cocaine were found in the lining of his jacket.

The drugs were estimated to have a street value of around £750.

He later pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply crack cocaine, Heroin and possession of a bladed article.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 am  

Police investigating the murder of a 60 Year old man at a house in Croydon have made an arrest.

They say a 44 year old suspect was detained late yesterday.

The victim, named as Krasimir Kartikov, was found dead at a house in Whitehorse Road by ambulance crews when they answered a call just before 9 o’clock on Monday Morning.

A post mortem revealed that the 60 year-old, originally from Bulgaria, died from multiple injuries.

Police say a 44-year-old man detained yesterday is now being questioned at a West London police station.

Detective Chief Inspector Helen Rance, who’s leading the inquiry said her investigation was moving quickly, but she’d still like to hear from anyone who spoke to Mr Krasimir after 4 o’clock last Saturday afternoon, or who saw or heard anything unusual that night.

She said the victim’s family were understandably devastated by the news of his death.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 am  

Kew House Care Home in Wimbledon has been rated “Outstanding” by the Care Quality Commission, four years after requiring improvement.

It’s now run by Hallmark Care Homes, who took over from the previous owners in 2015.

The inspector found a “comprehensive, evidence based approach” to dementia care, and a “highly skilled staff team”.

A relative of one of the residents says they valued “the respect and dignity given to all residents”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:42 am  

Thursday, 16 January 2020

Police investigating the murder of a 60 Year old man at a house in Croydon have made an. arrest

Police investigating the murder of a 60 Year old man at a house in Croydon have made an arrest.

They say a 44 year old suspect was detained late yesterday

The victim, named as Krasimir Kartikov, was found dead at a house in Whitehorse Road by ambulance crews when they answered a call just before 9 o’clock on Monday Morning.

A post mortem revealed that the 60 year-old, originally from Bulgaria, died from multiple injuries.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:12 pm  

A flat in Stanwell has been partially closed for three months to protect the vulnerable tenant against drug dealers.

Cuckooing refers to when a person is forced to allow drug dealers to take their property over, named after the bird which lays its eggs in other birds’ nests.

Nobody can enter the flat until April, except the resident, their immediate family, and support workers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Candles have been lit at a ceremony in London to remember those who died when a passenger plane was shot down by Iran.

Representatives from other countries who lost citizens among the 176 people killed are meeting in the city.

One of the British victims was 17 year old Arad Zarei.

He had recently relocated to Canada having attended St Mary’s Primary School in Twickenham until 2014.

The other British victims came from Richmond and Brentford.

Diplomatic editor Dominic Waghorn says the foreign secretary led the short memorial earlier.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:59 pm  

Four houses in Staines have been damaged by people throwing marbles at their patio doors.

They were targeted yesterday between around 5 and 6.30 in the evening.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact them on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Murder investigation launched in Croydon

Detectives have launched a murder investigation after a man was found dead at his home in Croydon.

Police were called by the London Ambulance Service at around 9am on Monday to a report of a man found deceased inside a residential address on Whitehorse Road.

He has now been named as 60-year-old Krasimir Kartikov, originally from Bulgaria.

A post-mortem examination gave the cause of death as multiple injuries.

His next-of-kin has been informed.

Detective Chief Inspector Helen Rance, who is leading the investigation, said: “Our investigation is moving quickly but we are keen to speak to anyone who saw or spoke to Krasimir after 4pms on the afternoon of Saturday, the 11th of January.

“We would also ask anyone who may have been in the Whitehorse Road area to think back as to whether they heard any kind of disturbance or saw anything unusual that Saturday evening and overnight into Sunday.

“Krasimir’s family are understandably devastated at the death of their loved one and we are committed to finding out exactly what happened that night and bringing the person/s responsible to justice.”

Anyone with information should call the incident room number on 020 8721 4266 or stay anonymous by contacting the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

MP Sir Ed Davey is to meet with the chief executive of the Post Office group for discussions on the future of the New Malden branch.

From April, the office in the high street will be operated by an independent franchise partner, ZCO Ltd.

Post Office says it’ll still be based at its current premises and offer the same range of products and services.

But some residents say they fear it will end up closing.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

A project to protect and increase wildlife across 5,000 acres of London parkland has received a £750,000 boost.

The People’s Postcode Lottery chose to accept the "Mission: Invertebrate" scheme for funding.

It was set up by the Royal Parks in 2017 to help bees, butterflies, beetles, and snails to thrive.

Since it began, habitats including wildflower meadows and orchards have been added to parks like Richmond and Bushy.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:43 pm  

Sandi Toksvig is leaving the Great British Bake Off

The comedian has been one of the show's hosts - along with Noel Fielding - since it left the BBC for Channel 4 three years ago.

Sandi, who lives on a houseboat in Wandsworth, says she's stepping down to focus on other work projects.

A search for her replacement is currently underway.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:37 am  

Wandsworth residents have successfully completed a project to plant trees in 15 different sites across the borough

The scheme was carried out by the council’s trees and parks teams, along with other residents and groups.

The community tree planting project was largely funded by Wandsworth council.

More than 1,200 trees have been planted throughout the borough over the last two years as part of an ongoing tree planting programme.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:04 am  

A woman from Feltham who allegedly scammed people out of £125,000 with a fake holiday scheme is being hunted by police

34 year old Hayley King allegedly took bookings using a company called “Around the World Travel”.

Victims then found out that none, or only a small part, of the holiday had actually been paid for.

It’s believed she left the UK for the Canary Islands in March last year, and didn’t return.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:38 am  

A former nurse is slamming proposals to move acute services out of Epsom and St Helier hospitals

A consultation has been launched with one recommendation to build a new specialist emergency care hospital next to the Marsden in Sutton.

But this could mean services such as A&E, maternity and intensive are closed at Epsom and St Helier as a result.
Meanwhile, Epsom MP Chris Grayling says the benefits of building a new hospital in the town have not been properly considered.

Sarah McGuinness, who now works as an NHS health campaigner, says the move would affect other hospitals in the area.

A statement from the Clinical Commissioning Groups involved says;

“Epsom and St Helier hospitals are facing significant challenges we need to take action to solve if we are to keep hospital services within the Surrey Downs, Sutton and Merton area for generations to come.”

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:15 am  

Grey squirrels can no longer be accepted at the Wildlife Aid Foundation hospital in Leatherhead

The government now treats the non-native species as “invasive,” meaning any that are rescued cannot be released back into the wild.

The new regulations do allow centres to keep them in captivity, but Wildlife Aid Foundation says the practice is “cruel.”

The charity is urging anyone who comes across an inured grey squirrel, to call and ask for advice before taking action.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:15 am  

Epsom’s MP says the benefits of building a new hospital in the town have not been properly considered.

Chris Grayling says Epsom is the most financially viable place to build a new hospital, and geographically sound.

NHS England has launched a consultation on the plans with three options on the table.

The organisation’s preferred option a new emergency care hospital next to the Royal Marsden in Sutton.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am  

Police are asking residents in Ham to be vigilant after two burglaries in the past week.

One took place on Friday the 10th In Hornchurch Drive where a bicycle was stolen from the garage.

On Monday, another burglary happened in Tudor Drive where entry was gained via the rear of the property during daytime hours.

Officers are reminding residents to report any suspicious activity or unusual behaviour in the area.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 am  

Heathrow Airport has installed anti-drone technology designed to deter drones from entering its airspace.

The system had been developed by UK-based firm Aveillant and can detect drones within a 5km radius of the airport.

It is claimed by the company that the counter-drone system will help meet Heathrow’s sustainability objectives.

It is hoped that the additional flight stacking, and fuel wastage caused by unauthorised drone use will be reduced.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 am  

A group of men who took pictures of themselves wearing items of jewellery they stole from a house in Wimbledon have been jailed.

The four men were believed to be part of an organised criminal network who enter the UK to commit offences before returning home to Chile.

A court heard how a family had discovered a large quantity of distinctive jewellery had been stolen from their home in October.

During an investigation officers found a number of photographs of the men wearing the stolen items which were also advertised for sale.

They’ve been sentenced to a total of 40 months each in prison.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:03 am  

Wednesday, 15 January 2020

Stormzy, Billie Eilish and Harry Styles are among the acts who will perform at this year's Brit Awards

Lewis Capaldi and Mabel will also be on stage at the event on the 18th of February.

Capaldi is also leading the nominations along with the Streatham born rapper Dave.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:59 pm  

Teddington’s Lifeboat crew says an exceptionally high spring tide has been catching people off guard

The RNLI team was called to two incidents on Sunday lunchtime.

The first was to a man who had fallen on the towpath in Ham; he was assessed before being taken to hospital by ambulance.

The second call out was just over an hour later to a submerged car outside the White Cross Pub in Richmond; no one was injured.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

Former Chelsea and Juventus striker Eniola Aluko, who won 102 caps for England has retired

The 32-year-old left Juventus in December after 18 months with the Series A Champions.

Aluko is England's joint-10th most capped international, scoring 33 goals in her 102 senior appearances.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

A man from Ashford has been prosecuted for fly-tipping offences by Spelthorne Borough Council

Harry Shaw pleaded guilty to five charges of fly-tipping and had to pay costs for the prosecution, clean-up and forfeited the vehicle used.

The offences were carried out at locations including Ashford, Stanwell and Shepperton between January and June last year.

Residents are once more reminded that they are liable for prosecution themselves if they use unregistered waste collectors.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

People in Walton will debate the topic of foreign aid tonight

Hosted by Walton on the World, speakers at the event will aim to answer residents’ questions about UK Aid and why it exists.

The government provides financial aid to countries in extreme poverty, mainly via the Department for International Development.

Tonight’s event is taking place at Elm Grove Hall from 7.45.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Seven members of a drugs gang who supplied a tonne of cocaine to dealers around the M25 have been charged at Kingston Crown Court.

They have been jailed for a total of a 111 years.

The drugs had a street value of 70 million pounds, with the group making nearly 3 million a week.

It brings to an end the three-year investigation which saw around 100 people arrested and charged.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

A campaign has been launched to save the last crown post office in the whole Kingston postcode area.

Yvonne Tracey, former Deputy Manager of the New Malden Post Office has written an open letter to all political leaders.

The staff were informed by the Post Office Ltd that the crown branch will be offered as a franchise to a company called Zco Ltd.

Royal Mail has previously insisted that only Post Office Ltd can rent the front counter as it is adjoined to the sorting office.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

A piece of roof canopy was blown off Ravenscourt Park station in Hammersmith during the strong winds last night.

Engineers were dispatched to repair the roof in time for this morning’s rush hour.

A fallen tree on the line between Motspur Park and Chessington has also been causing delays for commuters.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:08 pm  

Gordon Ramsay is going to front a new cookery show.

The chef from Wandsworth will search for the country's most exciting and innovative new food and drink entrepreneurs in the BBC 1 series.

He says he "can't wait" as he believes the "future of our food industry has never been more exciting".

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

A house in Wimbledon was burgled in December.

Two men are believed to have carried out a high value burglary at the property in Arthur Road at around 1.30pm on December 27th.

Police have released CCTV images of a woman seen in the vicinity who may be able to help them with their enquiries.

A picture of the woman is on our Jackie news twitter page and anyone who recognises her is asked to call 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

All Mole Valley council members are being urged to sign a letter to the Prime Minister concerning house building on greenbelt land.

Lucy Mayer has this report

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:16 pm  

A college in Sutton has once again been rated “outstanding” by education watchdog Ofsted.

Orchard Hill College is a specialist college for students aged 16+ with a range of special educational needs and disabilities.

It was first graded ‘Outstanding’ in 2013.

The latest report has praised the bespoke curriculum, tailored to each student’s needs.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:15 pm  

A mother from Fulham might declare her eight-year-old son as non-binary when he starts secondary school

Bonnie Green has told the Mirror she may have no alternative after her schools of choice will refuse Farouk James Miller unless he cuts his waist-length hair.

Farouk made a name for himself thanks to his hair which is more than two-foot long.

Ms Green has launched a petition for boys to be treated the same as girls when it comes to school hair policy.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:09 am  

A fire broke out on Brighton Road in Sutton earlier where four fire engines and around 25 firefighters were called.

Part of a flat on the third floor and a flat on the second floor above a shop were damaged by the fire.

The Brigade was called at 6:30 this morning and the fire was under control by 7:31 where fire crews from Sutton, Wallington and Mitcham attended.

There were no reports of any injuries, and the cause of the fire is currently under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:04 am  

A woman has been charged for murdering a man and poisoning another in the capital.

43 year old Adrian Murphy was found dead on the 4th of June at his flat in Battersea, while a 40-year-old man was found unconscious in Walthamstow, on the 30th of May.

18 year old Diana Cristea has been charged with one count of murder, one count of poisoning, two counts of theft, and two counts of fraud by false representation.

She is due to appear at Wimbledon Magistrates' Court later today.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:01 am  

One-in-six women who have a miscarriage in early pregnancy experiences long-term post-traumatic stress.

In a study of 650 women by Imperial College London, 29% showed symptoms of post-traumatic stress one month after pregnancy loss.

The women who attended Queen Charlotte's and Chelsea, St Mary's, and Chelsea and Westminster hospitals completed questionnaires about their feelings over the course of a year.

One month following their loss, 24% had symptoms of anxiety and 11% of depression.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:03 am  

The next phase of Sutton council’s parking consultation has launched

It’ll run for the next 6 weeks and focus on areas of the borough including Cheam, Belmont and Carshalton South.

The council’s proposed parking strategy seeks to prioritise on-street parking for residents where possible.

It also intends to take into account demands on kerb space from future developments, commuter parking and access for emergency vehicles.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:06 am  

A number of services across Mole Valley could be in line for a budget increase

The council is to consider upping the amount of money given to groups including Citizens Advice.

Funding could also be made available to improve buildings in the area and contribute to Christmas light installations.

The council is asking for small groups and organisations to make contact to see if they are eligible for financial help.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:41 am  

Stormzy says there is no "credible" reason to dislike the Duchess of Sussex

The Croydon born rapper who now lives in Kingston has hit back at her critics, claiming Meghan "just does her thing" and is hated for it.

He also told a New York radio station he's not "super into the royal family".

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:23 am  

Some flights at Heathrow and London City airports been delayed and diverted, and there's been disruption on the railways, because of Storm Brendan

Winds of nearly 90 miles per hour have been recorded in some parts of the UK.

Passengers are advised to check with their airline before traveling to the airport.

Meanwhile gusts have caused part of a building on Slough High Street to collapse.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:34 am  

Kingstonian’s run in the FA Trophy is over for this season

The K’s lost 1-nil at Leamington.

Heavy rain and strong wind forced the postponement of Corinthian Casuals Isthmian League game in Tolworth.

It was a similar story in Leatherhead’s match against Potters Bar at Fetcham Grove.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:24 am  

Tuesday, 14 January 2020

A 20-year-old man from Mitcham has been jailed for assault

Levi Wilson, who was also convicted for criminal damage, has been given a restraining order against the victim of the incident.

He’s been sentenced to 12 weeks in prison.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:59 pm  

An 18-year-old girl has been charged with the murder of a man in Battersea

43-year-old Adrian Murphy was found dead at his flat in Lombard Road on the 4th of June.

Diana Cristea has also been charged with poisoning, theft and fraud by false representation.

It’s in relation to a separate incident where a 40-year-old man was found unconscious at his flat in Walthamstow.

She’s due to appear at Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court tomorrow.

A 24-year-old man, who was previously charged in connection with both incidents, will appear at the Old Bailey on the 17th of February.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

Heathrow has apologised to disabled passengers after a new survey showed almost a third were unhappy with the special assistance

Alan Benson used to fly regularly from there but says he no longer travels by plane because of the issues he continually faced.

On one occasion he arrived on holiday to find his electric wheelchair had been broken in the hold.

The airport has spent £23 million improving access and support but that hasn’t stopped some feeling that their ability to fly is restricted.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Wandsworth has the lowest proportion of empty houses in London, according to a study by the insurance company Admiral

The borough only has 1.2 empty homes per every thousand, compared to the national authority average of nine.

The figures are based on Government figures and Freedom of Information requests from various councils.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Thousands of new cycle parking spaces are going to be built across London

In the borough of Wandsworth, 80 new spaces will be installed across four town centres.

TfL plans to make sure all stations outside Zone 1 have a least 20 cycling parking stations within 50 metres.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:18 pm  

Carshalton Athletic’s promotion aspirations has had a recent boost as the club continued its fine form over one of its league rivals

Photo credit: Ian Gerrard.

The Robins hadn’t lost to hosts Lewes in eight meetings ahead of their trip to the south coast last Saturday.

And a solitary goal via forward Christie Pattisson on the stroke of half-time was enough for that hex to extend to nine games.

The 1-0 victory lifted Carshalton up to fourth in the Isthmian Premier League and goalkeeper Kleton Perntreou, whom assisted the goal, believes winning must become a habit for his team now.

“It was a really tough game, and the windy conditions didn’t help, but you can’t always win playing beautiful football,” said Perntreou.

“It doesn’t really matter how we win at the moment though, we just need to keep taking three points.

“We were very satisfied in the dressing room afterwards as we played as a solid unit and beat an opponent that never gave up.”

Both sides created chances throughout but Perntreou made three good saves which contributed to an eleventh clean sheet of the season.

Plus it was the goalkeeper's quick thinking in first-half added time that led to the goal; Pattisson got away on the long clearance and his half-saved shot crept over the line despite Lewes' Frankie Chappell lunging in to clear.

"I’ve tried that a few times this season as the likes of Christie and Ricky Korboa are very quick,” Perntreou added.

“It worked perfectly this time though, Christie did his part and the referee’s assistant spotted the ball had crossed the line."

Next up for Carshalton Athletic is a home game against bottom club Wingate and Finchley on Saturday 18th January, kick-off 3pm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Air quality officers in Richmond have issued nearly 5,900 warnings to drivers in one year.

It’s after the council’s “Don’t Be Idle” campaign was launched last January.

The aim is to get drivers to turn off their engines while stationary, which includes waiting at level crossings.

Idling cars produce the equivalent of up to 150 balloons of harmful exhaust emissions every minute.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:59 pm  

New Malden's Post Office is set to change

Remaining at its current site at 150 High Street, the branch will be run by ZCO Ltd on a franchise basis.

The branch will continue to offer the current opening hours and great range of Post Office products and services.

The change of operator is scheduled to take place in April.

Steve Blampied, Head of the Directly Managed Network for Post Office, said: “We are making this change in order to maintain Post Office services in New Malden. There are unprecedented changes on our high streets and the needs of our customers are evolving too.”

“Our priority is to provide secure and commercially sustainable services in New Malden, continuing to meet our customers’ needs now and into the future. The vast majority of our 11500 Post Office Branches, large and small, are already successfully operated by independent franchisees.”

Although the commercial decision to change the way the branch is operated has been taken, the Post Office welcomes feedback and comments on any issues customers would like considered as plans are finalised.

Customers can share their views on the proposed change through online questionnaire at with the branch code 007023 up until February the 12th.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:13 pm  

Over 1,000 people across Richmond have taken the “idle free pledge.”

Idling is when drivers leave their vehicle’s engine running unnecessarily while it is stationary.

The first phase of the campaign has seen 45 schools and 20 businesses sign the idle-free borough pledge.

Air quality officers have issued nearly 5,900 warnings to drivers and 1 fine to a driver who refused to turn their engine off when asked.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

It appears victims of historic sexual abuse at St Paul’s school in Barnes have been paid compensation of more than £500,000.

The BBC says it has spoken to some former pupils who revealed the sums offered to them.

A two-year inquiry was launched following a Met Police investigation, with former teachers convicted of offences.

80 individual complaints emerged against 32 members of staff in the period between 2013 and 2015.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Richmond has one of the smallest numbers of new homes for sale in London

New research shows just 5% of all the houses on the market are new builds.

Best in the capital was the City of London, at 28%.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

The annual Clink Charity Ball takes place next month

The charity runs a number of restaurants at prisons, staffed by prisoners, including High Down in Sutton.

The Clink’s chief executive Chris Moore explains why the restaurant training scheme is so important for reducing re-offending rates.

The event, aimed at highlighting the charity’s work, is taking place at the Royal Lancaster Hotel on the 7th of February.

To find out more, click here
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:49 pm  

Mole Valley is planning on increasing council tax by 2.8% on top of Surrey County Council’s 2.99% increase.

The authority has released its budget for the coming year.

Other plans include increasing the amount of 30 minutes of free parking from 2% to 4%.

A “tree inspector” will also be employed for the next two years, who will plan for re-inspection of the borough’s trees or remedial action.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:30 pm  

Mole Valley District Council are putting £200,000 into their digital presence, to renovate their website and encourage people online

They’ve just released their budget for the coming year.

They plan to increase the amount of 30 minute free parking from 2% to 4%, and tackle tree problems such as Oak Processionary Moth.

They’re also employing a “tree inspector” for the next two years, who will plan for re-inspection or remedial action.

However, they intend to increase their council tax by 2.8%, on top of Surrey County Council’s 2.99% rise.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

A celestial tree with roots that intertwine with Isaac Newton’s discovery of gravity, is to be planted in Bushy Park.

The site has been chosen to be the home of one of eight ‘space saplings.’

The tree is derived from the pips of Isaac Newton’s apple tree, that were blasted into space with British astronaut Tim Peake in 2015.

The project is a collaboration between the UK Space Agency, National Trust and Kew Gardens, to inspire the next generation of scientists.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:14 pm  

Gold bangles, anklets, necklaces and rings have been stolen from a house in Ewell

Details have only just been released about the theft in November in Castle Avenue.

Police say they have carried out various enquiries but haven’t been able to identify the people responsible for the break-in.

The force is asking anyone who has any information to contact them on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:58 am  

A lorry hitting a railway bridge in Hackney has been causing delays and cancellations in Richmond, 14 miles away

The vehicle got stuck at the bridge in Homerton just before 6 o’clock this morning.

Disruption on the London Overground is expected until 11.30.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:06 am  

Spelthorne Council says it will only continue to support a third runway if a number of caveats are met

The 16 requirements include the building of multi-purpose community halls in Stanwell Moor and Village.

The authority also wants the airport to deliver 1,500 new apprenticeships for colleges within the borough.

The new Southern Light Rail link must be built before a third runway is and any parking increase must be at the northern end of the airport only.

If the airport fails to meet the 16 requirements, Spelthorne Council says it will not support plans to the detriment of residents.

Another consultation to finalise expansion plans will be launched in April, with a planning application expected at the end of the year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:08 am  

A 38-year-old man has been arrested by the Met Police’s Gang Unit

During the arrest, they discovered a large amount of high value items, including a car stolen during a burglary in Parson’s Green.

The man was wanted on recall to prison.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:38 am  

Mole Valley Council is adopting a campaign aimed at stopping drivers dropping litter out of their cars

The ‘Only Losers Litter’ initiative warns people they could face a fine up to £100 if they are caught in the act.

Signs are due to be placed around the borough as well as campaign messages published on social media platforms to warn people.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:45 am  

A deaf Lloyds Bank apprentice from Hammersmith has been given an eight-month suspended prison sentence for fraud

Thirty-two-year-old Dominic Olanya pocketed £22,700 in public funds meant for sign language.

He was given a Department for Work and Pensions Access to Work grant to help him in his job.

But instead of paying for sign language interpreters he spent the money on Apple products.

He was ordered to complete fifty hours of community service and pay the DWP £500 compensation.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:15 am  

Kingstonian will look to continue their good form in cup competitions tonight when they travel to Leamington in the FA Trophy

In the Southern League South Division Met Police host strugglers Beaconsfield Town in East Molesey.

In the Isthmian League’s top tier Corinthian Casuals could climb out of the relegation zone with a win against East Thurrock at the King George’s Field in Tolworth.

Ninth placed Leatherhead could move into the play-off places with a win over Potters Bar at Fetcham Grove.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:19 am  

Monday, 13 January 2020

Iran has warned the UK not to make "new mistakes" in the wake of the arrest of the British ambassador in Tehran

It's accused the diplomat of attending an "illegal" anti-government rally.

He says he was attending a vigil for the victims of the downed Ukrainian plane.

Foreign secretary and MP for Esher and Walton, Dominic Raab has demanded Iran apologise for the arrest.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:59 pm  

Canadian investigators say they'll meet Iranian officials tomorrow to discuss the downing of a Ukrainian passenger plane

176 people on board - including 3 people from Chiswick and Richmond - died when the jet was hit by a missile after take-off in Tehran, which Iran claims was a mistake.

Canada's Transportation Safety Board says some of its questions will be "very uncomfortable" for Iran to answer.

Iranian journalist Ghanbar Naderi says people there feel let down by their government.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

Tooting’s MP, Dr Rosena Allin-Khan, has progressed to the second round of voting for the position of deputy leader

She’s received 23 nominations.

MP for Ashton Under Lyne, Angela Rayner, tops the leaderboard for deputy leader with 88 nominations.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:01 pm  

Iran's ambassador has been summoned to the Foreign Office after the arrest of Britain's top diplomat in Tehran

Authorities there claim Rob Macaire attended anti-government protests following the shooting down of a Ukrainian Airways flight.

He was questioned and released at the weekend.

Foreign secretary and MP for Esher and Walton, Dominic Raab, has been updating MPs in the Commons.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:12 pm  

Former Richmond Park MP Zac Goldsmith has been sworn in to the House of Lords

Mr Goldsmith lost his seat to Lib Dem Sarah Olney at the election in December.

But he has been given the title Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park and will keep his job as an environment and development minister.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

A 73 year old man involved in a collision in Oxshott last month has had his leg amputated

The pedestrian was hit by a silver Honda Civic just after 5.30 on Christmas Eve in Warren Lane.

Police are still asking for witnesses to come forward.

A 37 year-old man from Epsom was arrested at the scene and has been released under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Family of 14-year-old boy who died on the railway in Egham pays tribute to "loving" son and brother

The family of 14-year-old Oskar Nash, who died on the railway near Egham on Friday morning, has today paid tribute to him.

Officers from British Transport Police were called to railway shortly after 10am; Oskar was pronounced dead at the scene.

Oskar's family says: “We don't have words to describe how devastated we are about the loss of our son and brother.

“Oskar was so loving, helpful, caring, and courageous. We will never stop loving him and we will forever miss his beautiful smile."

The family has issued this photo of Oskar, pictured with the family dog Luna, and wants to request further privacy.

Officers are continuing to examine the the circumstances surrounding Oskar's death, however it is not being treated as suspicious.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Investigations are continuing into an alleged arson attack at a school in Sutton.

Fire broke out at Bandon Hill Primary on Christmas Day.

The fire damaged two reception classrooms with smoke and water damage to adjacent classrooms in Year 1 and Year 2.

Sutton Council and the insurers are providing a temporary classroom for reception children until the work is completed.

Some pupils have been able to return to school already, with the remaining students expected to be back by the 20th.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

A lorry caused huge traffic delays in Lower Kingswood and Tadworth earlier.

The HGV got stuck in Smithy Lane.

The road was blocked for a number of hours as traffic crews tried to move it on.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:16 pm  

A man who was wanted on recall to prison has been arrested in Hounslow.

32 year old Krishna Modely was being sought for breaching the terms of his licence conditions.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:15 pm  

People across Richmond are being urged to apply for a winter fuel grant to help see them through winter.

This scheme is open to anyone on a low-income including pensioners.

Applications will be accepted until Friday the 27th of March.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

More than 50 community projects across Croydon are to receive a share of a £7m fund.

The money is going to groups who offer everything from mental health support, to housing for rough sleepers.

The community fund grant was offered to projects that could prove they were local, achievable, and well-run.

A program to offer grants under £15,000 will re-open later in the year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Brentford head coach Thomas Frank has signed a new-long term contract with the west London side.

He joined the club in 2016 as part of Dean Smith's coaching team, taking over when the manager departed for Aston Villa in October 2018.

Frank's new deal runs until the summer of 2023.

He's guided Brentford to third in the Championship table this season.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:34 pm  

Clive Lewis has pulled out of the Labour leadership race.

He says it's clear he doesn't have enough support to make it onto the ballot.

The Norwich South MP claims he's withdrawn so colleagues who'd backed him can recast their nominations.

Tooting's MP Rosena Allin-Khan is running for deputy leader of the party.

She's received 23 votes in first round voting.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

Police investigating a fatal hit and run near South Croydon have recovered a car.

A 30 year old man died at the scene on the A22 in Whyteleafe on January the 9th.

A 25-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, failing to stop at the scene of a collision and failing to report a collision.

He has been released under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:30 pm  

Police investigating the murder of a man at a house in Barnes have found human remains in an area close to Hounslow Heath.

53 year old William Agar, known as Blaise, was found dead at his home in Nowell Road in Barnes on the 3rd of January.

Police carried out a search of Hounslow Heath on Saturday where they made the discovery.

They say the location of the search was in a residential area, close to the Heath.

Detective Inspector William White, from Specialist Crime, said: “This is a significant development in our investigation to establish what happened to Blaise.

“The location of our search is in a residential area, close to Hounslow Heath.

“Were you walking on the heath? Did you see anyone carrying anything? I am urging anyone who saw anybody acting suspiciously to come forward and speak with us.

“I am also still keen to hear from anyone who had contact with Blaise during November and December last year. He was known to visit the local shops in the Castlenau area: did you notice him or speak to him?

“Our thoughts remain with his family and friends, and we will continue to provide them with the support they need.”

Superintendent Richard Smith, of the South West Command Unit, said: "The murder of Mr Algar has caused considerable concern for local people in Barnes and across the borough of Richmond upon Thames.

"Local officers have been working closely with detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command and the local authority to progress this investigation as quickly as possible. My thoughts remain with Mr Algar’s family and friends as they come to terms with the terrible events of the last few weeks."

Blaise, who lived at the address, was discovered during a search of the property on Nowell Road, SW13 on Friday, the 3rd of January.

Officers attended after concerns had been raised about the welfare of an occupant.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:33 pm  

Inquiries are continuing after a 60-year-old man was killed in a collision in Battersea over the weekend

Two cars were involved in the accident, fatally injuring the elderly pedestrian in the process.

One of the drivers fled but returned a short time later where he was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

The other driver was not arrested.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact them on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:05 am  

The number of people going through Heathrow has grown for a ninth consecutive year

Nearly 81m people travelled through it last year, with its busiest December ever.

Domestic flights to areas such as Newquay and Guernsey saw the biggest surge over Christmas, at 10%.

The routes to Newquay and Guernsey are run by Flybe, which is currently fighting to stay out of administration.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:36 am  

Surrey County Council has published its proposed budget for the 2020/21 financial year

The proposals set out nearly £1-billion in net revenue funding for vital services.

They include Adult Social Care, Children’s Services, Highways, Waste Management, Community Safety and cultural services like libraries.

Council tax will rise by 1.99% to help generate over £700-million of new investment over the next five years.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:27 am  

Europe's biggest regional airline, Flybe, is in talks to avoid going into administration

The loss-making company which serves 80 airports across the UK, including Heathrow, has been trying to secure additional funding.

More than 2 thousand jobs are at risk.

Flybe, which also operates services across the continent, says it will “continue to focus on providing great service” for its customers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:06 am  

Chelsea Women are four points off the top of the Super League table this morning

They kept in touch with the division’s leaders following yesterday’s resounding 6-1 win over Bristol City Women at Kingsmeadow.

Champions Arsenal stay at the summit after a 4-nil win at Brighton Women.

There were also wins for Tottenham and Reading.

In the Championship Crystal Palace lost 3-2 at Coventry United Women.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:10 am  

Sunday, 12 January 2020

Richmond rugby have secured an impressive 86-7 win over Hull.

They delivered 14 tries at the Athletic Ground, earning their 14th win of the National 1 season and pass Rosslyn Park and Rams to the top of the table.

Meanwhile, Richmond Women suffered their ninth loss of the Tyrrells Premier 15s season going down 24-17 against Worcester Warriors Women.

They scored three tries but were unable to stop the home side from running away with a seven-point win.

The defeat leaves Richmond languishing in second last place on the table.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:03 pm  

A third man has been charged with murder after an attack in Hounslow in December.

Emeka Dawuda-Wodu was arrested on Friday and charged by police today.

35 year old Ebrima Chem was found suffering from multiple stab wounds at a residential address in Grove Road in the early hours of December 19th, and died a few hours later.

Dawuda-Wodu will appear before Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court on the 13th of January.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:55 pm  

Parents in Surrey whose children have special needs are to be consulted over how they travel to school

The County Council, which organises and pays for school buses and taxis, believes some children could be more independent.

The move has been backed by the head teacher of a school catering for boys with language and learning difficulties.

Jonathan Hetherington, head of More House School says it’s about building confidence.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:02 am  

Sadiq Khan is launching his Mayoral campaign in Surbiton this morning.

Sadiq Khan is launching his Mayoral campaign in Surbiton this morning.

The Labour candidate will hope to retain his position that he’s had for the past four years.

There will be an opportunity to put concerns over the Mayor’s development plans Kingston and London.

He will be at Surbiton Station at 10am and Alpha Road Estate at 11am.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:43 am  

There’s been a serious collision between two cars and a pedestrian in his 60s in Wandsworth.

There’s been a serious collision between two cars and a pedestrian in his 60s in Wandsworth.

Officers were called to Falcon road at the junction with York Road just before 8.55pm on Saturday.

The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene while one of the drivers a 31 year old man left the scene on foot before returning.

The man was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving while the other driver a 29 year male is assisting police with their enquiries
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:45 am  

The MP for Brentford and Isleworth has urged the government to halt its plans for Heathrow expansion.

The MP for Brentford and Isleworth has urged the government to halt its plans for Heathrow expansion.

Labour MP Ruth Cadbury made her appeal following the announcement of another local consultation between April and June.

She says local communities have already made it clear they don’t want a bigger airport, and the climate crisis required CO2 e

missions to be cut rather than increased.

Last month the Civil Aviation Authority put a block on extra spending on the project for now.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:19 am  

Top of Radio Jackie News page here.

RJ Home button

One of many reasons why we are so useful to South West London... our very own news team bringing you stories that are relevant to you and your area.
If you have a press release or would like to send in news then pop off an e-mail to [email protected]

radio Jackie News Twitter
Follow Jackie News at

Listen to Jackie's latest News and Travel
Radio Jackie Latest News  Radio Jackie Latest Travel
News Team - - Local news 24 hours a day

news reader
Lucy Mayer
Lucy is the News and Travel Editor. Find out more about her on the Presenters page.

news reader
Luke Williams
Luke spends his free time playing synthesisers and watching old sitcoms. Journalism helps remind him of the 21st century.

news reader
Chloe Norman
Chloe presents both news and travel - find out more about her on the Presenters page.

news reader
Alex Loveridge
Alex loves watching tennis at Surbiton and Wimbledon and also plays a bit too. He swims at Richmond, but not in the Thames.

news reader
Mike Oban
Mike enjoys playing and watching sports and is a budding football coach.

news reader
Jacqui Kerr
Jacqui enjoys all sports and has had a go at most! She loves talking, current affairs, music, and walking her polar-bear-sized dog.

news reader
David Walker
David´s philosophy is you only live once so go out and grab every opportunity no matter how small.

news reader
Sharmeen Ziauddin
Sharmeen lives in Worcester Park and loves lie-ins, kittens, books, politics, make-up and anything with sugar in it, but hates Monday mornings with a vengeance.

news reader
John Beesley
John lives in Hounslow. He enjoys beer and singing with barbershop quartets and choruses, though not necessarily in that order.

news reader
Emily Dexter
Emily is creative and has wide-ranging interests.

news reader
Amelia Beltrao
Amelia thinks living in New Malden definitely has its benefits: she gets the shops and beautiful riverside from Kingston, can walk her dogs on the common and visit the tennis in Wimbledon, as well as having a great range of Asian culture and cuisines on her high street.

news reader
Katie Waple
Katie presents both news and travel - find out more about her on the Presenters page.

news reader
Annie Smith
Annie grew up in Molesey. You can often find her cycling (badly) along the tow path by the river in Kingston or walking her dog Scout in Bushy Park.

news reader
Clare Whitehead
Clare is a playwright, an experienced voiceover artist and the narrator of several audio books. She loves dogs and ballet!

29 October 2017
05 November 2017
12 November 2017
19 November 2017
26 November 2017
03 December 2017
10 December 2017
17 December 2017
24 December 2017
31 December 2017
07 January 2018
14 January 2018
21 January 2018
28 January 2018
04 February 2018
11 February 2018
18 February 2018
25 February 2018
04 March 2018
11 March 2018
18 March 2018
25 March 2018
01 April 2018
08 April 2018
15 April 2018
22 April 2018
29 April 2018
06 May 2018
13 May 2018
20 May 2018
27 May 2018
03 June 2018
10 June 2018
17 June 2018
24 June 2018
01 July 2018
08 July 2018
15 July 2018
22 July 2018
29 July 2018
05 August 2018
12 August 2018
19 August 2018
26 August 2018
02 September 2018
09 September 2018
16 September 2018
23 September 2018
30 September 2018
07 October 2018
14 October 2018
21 October 2018
28 October 2018
04 November 2018
11 November 2018
18 November 2018
25 November 2018
02 December 2018
09 December 2018
16 December 2018
23 December 2018
30 December 2018
06 January 2019
13 January 2019
20 January 2019
27 January 2019
03 February 2019
10 February 2019
17 February 2019
24 February 2019
03 March 2019
10 March 2019
17 March 2019
24 March 2019
31 March 2019
07 April 2019
14 April 2019
21 April 2019
28 April 2019
05 May 2019
12 May 2019
19 May 2019
26 May 2019
02 June 2019
09 June 2019
16 June 2019
23 June 2019
30 June 2019
07 July 2019
14 July 2019
21 July 2019
28 July 2019
04 August 2019
11 August 2019
18 August 2019
25 August 2019
01 September 2019
08 September 2019
15 September 2019
22 September 2019
29 September 2019
06 October 2019
13 October 2019
20 October 2019
27 October 2019
03 November 2019
10 November 2019
17 November 2019
24 November 2019
01 December 2019
08 December 2019
15 December 2019
22 December 2019
29 December 2019
05 January 2020
12 January 2020
19 January 2020
26 January 2020
02 February 2020
09 February 2020
16 February 2020
23 February 2020
01 March 2020
08 March 2020
15 March 2020
22 March 2020
29 March 2020
05 April 2020
12 April 2020
19 April 2020
26 April 2020
03 May 2020
10 May 2020
17 May 2020
24 May 2020
31 May 2020
07 June 2020
14 June 2020
21 June 2020
28 June 2020
05 July 2020
12 July 2020
19 July 2020
26 July 2020
02 August 2020
09 August 2020
16 August 2020
23 August 2020
30 August 2020
06 September 2020
13 September 2020
20 September 2020
27 September 2020
04 October 2020
11 October 2020
18 October 2020
25 October 2020
01 November 2020
08 November 2020
15 November 2020
22 November 2020
29 November 2020
06 December 2020
13 December 2020
20 December 2020
27 December 2020
03 January 2021
10 January 2021
17 January 2021
24 January 2021
31 January 2021
07 February 2021
14 February 2021
21 February 2021
28 February 2021
07 March 2021
14 March 2021
21 March 2021
28 March 2021
04 April 2021
11 April 2021
18 April 2021
25 April 2021
02 May 2021
09 May 2021
16 May 2021
23 May 2021
30 May 2021
06 June 2021
13 June 2021
20 June 2021
27 June 2021
04 July 2021
11 July 2021
18 July 2021
25 July 2021
01 August 2021
08 August 2021
15 August 2021
22 August 2021
29 August 2021
05 September 2021
12 September 2021
19 September 2021
26 September 2021
03 October 2021
10 October 2021
17 October 2021
24 October 2021
Current Posts