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Sunday, 29 November 2020

The FA Cup returns to Plough Lane today for the first time in over 30 years as AFC Wimbledon host Crawley Town in the Second Round

 The FA Cup returns to Plough Lane today for the first time in over 30 years as AFC Wimbledon host Crawley Town in the Second Round.

The Dons only qualified on Thursday night after beating Barrow on penalties in a postponed First Round tie - their 3rd game in 6 days.

Unfortunately fans aren’t allowed in for this historic fixture because of coronavirus restrictions.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:15 am  

Dave Prowse, the actor who played Darth Vader before spending his later years living in Croydon, has died at the age of 85

 

Dave Prowse - who played Darth Vader in the original Star Wars trilogy - has died at the age of 85.

The former bodybuilder from Bristol, who spent his later years living in Croydon, was cast in the role which was voiced by James Earl Jones.

Prowse also played the Green Cross Code Man - promoting road safety in the UK. 

And he was personal trainer to the Superman star, Christopher Reeve. 

His agent says he passed away following a short illness.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:13 am  

Saturday, 28 November 2020

The Met have made One Hundred and Fifty-five arrests at an anti-lockdown protest in central London today

Police clashed with demonstrators with some chanting freedom and many holding placards saying stop controlling us.

Those arrested were for offences including breaking Coronavirus regulations, assaulting a police office and possession of drugs.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:13 pm  

There’s been an early local sighting of Santa Claus; he’s been spotted switching on the Christmas lights in Banstead.

Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 restrictions, Santa couldn’t tour the town this year like he usually does.

His Christmas Eve home visits will go ahead as planned though.

The Rotary Club have also installed a huge tree on the roundabout at the end of Banstead High Street and are supporting local charities.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:05 pm  

Two men have been arrested in Thornton Heath on suspicion of robbery and possession of a firearm.

Officers searched two addresses on Norbury Avenue at 2am this morning and found a handgun from a vehicle there.

The men are still in custody.

The suspects responded to several sale ads for expensive items over the last month and would rob the victims after arranging to meet.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:47 pm  

Around 2,000 people in New Malden will be surveyed about plans to transform the old Tudor Williams building.

The department store in the High Street closed last year after more than 100 years in business.

A questionnaire will be sent out over the next couple of weeks by new owners, Rocco Homes, to people living nearby.

Up for discussion is a proposal for a tower block consisting of a mix of retail and housing. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:21 pm  

Harlequins have beaten Northampton Saints 49-29 to take them off the bottom of Rugby Union’s Gallagher Premiership.

Marcus Smith orchestrated the bonus point away win from fly-half, scoring 24 points himself, including Quins’ sixth try.

It’s only the second game of the season but a huge relief after Harlequins lost to Exeter by 30 points at The Stoop last week.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:35 pm  

British Airways has apologised after wishing the England rugby union team good luck against Wales this afternoon.

The Heathrow based company - which is an England sponsor - tweeted the message ahead of the Autumn Nations Cup game.

It's since been deleted.

The phrase "English Airways" has started trending on Twitter as some Wales fans suggested the airline should rebrand.

England will win the Cup should they beat the Welsh in Llanelli, kick off is at 4pm.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:27 pm  

A man’s in a critical condition in hospital after being hit by a car in Hounslow.

Police were called to the junction of Great West Road and Heston Road around 7.30pm last night following reports of a collision between a car and a pedestrian.

Officers are now trying to contact family of the 29-year-old man.

No arrests have been made.

Officers from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit are asking any witnesses, or those with dash cam footage, to call 020 8543 5157, or 101 ref CAD 6305/27Nov20. You can also tweet @MetCC.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:19 pm  

A man has appeared in court with murdering his mother in a house in west London.

31-year-old Shanil Patel appeared at Wimbledon’s Magistrates Court on Friday.

His mother, 62-year-old Hansa Patel was found with head injuries inside a home in Greenford at around 5pm on Wednesday.

Ms Patel was pronounced dead 30 minutes later.

Patel was remanded in custody and will appear at the Old Bailey on Tuesday December 1.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

A sustainable street gastronomy project is launching a fund-raising Christmas Market to help raise funds for the local church in Wandsworth.

StreetCube, which was launched with help from MasterChef Raymond Blanc, has teamed up with All Saints Church to host some of the traders of the award-nominated project.

The market will offer Christmas trees as well as German organic sausages, organic mulled cider, pancakes, and gourmet pasta.

The project is helping to raise funds for the damaged porch at the front of the building which was hit by a car in 2017.

The StreetCube Christmas All Saints fund-raiser will be opening on Friday 4 December.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

The University of Surrey is reducing its entry requirements by one grade for most undergraduate courses starting next September.

It says it wants to help "relieve the pressure and anxiety" faced by young people whose learning has been affected by the coronavirus pandemic.


The education minister Nick Gibb has promised the government is working to ensure that 2021 exams are "fair", and says more details will be published "shortly".

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:30 am  

Young people deserve "a level playing field" when it comes to exams; that's according to Richmond Youth Council.

Wales and Scotland have cancelled the 2021 exams in favour of externally set marked classroom assessments by teachers.

But in England, A Levels and GCSEs have only been delayed.

Council members are urging ministers to fall into line with Scotland and Wales and cancel the exams completely.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:03 am  

A 92-year-old man from Whitton is hoping that a "chuckle a day will keep the blues away" and help others.

Ex Royal-navy serviceman Roy broke his hip four years ago causing him to become less mobile.

He's now decided to raise money for Alzheimer's Research UK.

Roy will film himself telling a joke a day, in the hope that people will donate to the charity on his behalf.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:10 am  

An 11-month-old baby girl has been the second victim to die of an overdose of the same drug in a Chertsey hospital an inquest has heard.

Sophie Burgess died after being given the anti-seizure drug phenytoin at St Peter's Hospital in 2016.

Another patient died of the same drug in January.

Dr Paul Murray told Surrey Coroner's Court "major work" had been undertaken at the hospital to improve the safe use of the drug.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:06 am  

Friday, 27 November 2020

The Watermans Arts Centre in Brentford has launched an emergency appeal for funds.

It says that over the next four weeks, it needs to find £60,000 “it it’s to survive the pandemic intact”.

Comments on the Crowdfunder praise it as “the heart of Hounslow” and it’s “created many happy memories for myself and my children”.

You can find a link to the appeal here.

 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Victims of church-related abuse are being asked to contact their Diocese.

The Church of England is currently reviewing all its records to make sure all concerns and allegations have been investigated.

Bishop Andrew from the Diocese of Guildford says that victims and survivors voices are “critical”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

The Coronavirus pandemic has forced many charities to find other ways of generating much needed funding

One such charity is The Clink, which operates at prisons including Highdown in Sutton.

Prisoners are trained up to work in kitchens while studying for an NVQ to allow them to find work when they are released.

Charity CEO, Chris Moore, explains how you can continue to support the initiative from the comfort of your own home: 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:22 pm  

Police investigating a stabbing in Hammersmith have released CCTV images of two suspects

A 30 year old man was attacked in Wolverton Gardens at 8pm on 1st August.

Police say an altercation took place and a substantial amount of money was dispersed from a car onto the road.

The victim took himself to hospital and was later discharged.

Images of the two suspects can be found below:




posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:57 pm  

Incidents of self-harm have increased “dramatically” at Bronzefield Prison in Ashford

The prison is the largest women’s prison in Europe.

The Independent Monitoring Boards has published its annual report, taking into account the Covid 19-pandemic.

 It says in spite of only one positive prisoner early in the pandemic, prisoners were locked in their cells for 23 hours a day.

It says the cost to mental health is reflected in an increase in the monthly incidents of self-harm to 261 in July this year.

That’s compared to a monthly average of 141 in the year to July 2019.

A repeat survey has also highlighted, that once again, approximately 60% of women are discharged from Bronzefield homeless.

The IMB observed that the demands of the healthcare unit were at times excessive.

It says that was owing to the numbers of prisoners needing the facility due to their severe and complex mental health issues.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:49 pm  

It's thought coronavirus patients who've recovered are being put off from donating their plasma because of misconceptions

NHS Blood and Transplant says only 5 percent are coming back to hospital for a transfusion after they've got better.

In London, just 297 people have gone on to donate, with 55 in Twickenham and 45 in Tooting.

A new donor centre is opening in Croydon.

Some fear it might affect their antibody levels.

But Stephen Craib from Carshalton, who's donated 15 times since being infected in March, says that's not true.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:39 pm  

Hounslow is one of the few places in the country being praised for part of its climate change plan

The group Sustain says only 13 out of 404 UK councils are known to be tackling food waste emissions at the scale needed.

Among the measures Hounslow are taking are a community allotment project, healthy eating courses for children, and planting orchards.

International commitments mean the UK needs to keep global warming within 1.5 degrees and achieve net zero.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:05 pm  

A doctor that was involved in administering a fatal dose to an 11-month-old child has denied attempting a cover-up

Sophie Burgess died after being given an injection at St Peter’s Hospital in Chertsey.

Paediatric consultant Fiona MacCarthy has denied amending records in her favour, to show she was administering it more slowly.

The records had been changed to show that the drug was administered for 10 minutes longer than previously recorded.

She says it was a clarification, as it was an estimated time that was later changed.

The inquest continues.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:13 am  

A new wildlife and environment charity has launched across SW London

Twickenham based Habitats and Heritage has been created to take care of the area’s landscape, wildlife, ecosystems and heritage.

Colin Cooper is the charity’s CEO.

He says lockdown has made people realise how important nature and wildlife are. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:33 am  

Secondary schools across Surrey are being urged to sign up to a special text messaging service

Chat Health enables youngsters to talk to or make an appointment with a school nurse confidentially.

They can seek advice on a wide range of issues such as bullying, emotional and sexual health as well as illnesses. 

The Chat Health text number operates during school hours, Monday to Friday.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:41 am  

Kingston Council has secured more cash to help get homeless people off the streets

The Government grant, worth more than £1.5 million, will provide accommodation for more than 60 rough sleepers.

The aim is to get people out of emergency, temporary accommodation and into proper homes.

The council says its aim is to eliminate rough  sleeping for good. 

Two homeless people, known to frequent Kingston, recently died within a fortnight of each other.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:07 am  

Thursday, 26 November 2020

Work to create Surrey Police’s new £20 million HQ in Leatherhead is moving forward.

A design team has been appointed and the demolition of one of the vacant buildings in Cleeve Road completed.

The move marks the start of the next phase of the project to replace a number of existing sites, including the current HQ in Guildford.

The new site in Leatherhead was bought last year for £20.5million.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Hampton’s Foodbank has re-opened its weekday walk-in service

The bank in White House is now serving residents on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

People visiting will have their temperatures taken, will be asked to socially distance, wear masks and to sanitise their hands.

A delivery service will continue to stay in place for those isolating.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:30 pm  

The Rugby Football Union is going to donate 400 tickets to NHS workers as Twickenham prepares for the return of fans.


London's Tier 2 status means a crowd of 2,000 can watch England play their final match of the Autumn Nations Cup.

The showpiece event of the tournament is likely to be against France a week on Sunday.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:18 pm  

London will return to tier 2 restrictions when lockdown ends on Wednesday

The COVID recovery group of Tory MPs are asking to see the government’s economic and scientific analysis of lockdowns in more detail.

Dr Ben Spencer, the MP for Runnymede and Weybridge, is among the 70 members.

He says that when he worked in mental health, many conditions were aggravated by poor economic conditions:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:51 pm  

People across Runnymede are being asked to stick to the lockdown rules.

The council is reminding residents to work from home where possible and not to go out unless it’s essential.

Figures released by Surrey County Council show Spelthorne remains Surrey’s Covid “hotspot” with 214 confirmed cases in the last 7 days.

It’s followed by Runnymede at 192 and Elmbridge at 187.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:13 pm  

The Government’s current housing plans “may” have a negative impact on Reigate and Banstead.

That’s according to councillors who fear affordable housing, infrastructure, climate change and biodiversity will be affected.

The new levy will be based on a national fixed percentage site value and councillors say it may not consider the needs of individual areas.

This means that in more expensive areas, developers may be able to reduce the number of affordable homes or move them off site instead.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:03 pm  

Next year's Oxford v Cambridge Boat Race will take place on the Great Ouse in Cambridgeshire instead.

The closure of Hammersmith Bridge means the race will move out of London for only the second time in its history.

Both the men's and women's races in April will cover a three-mile stretch of the Ouse between Ely and Littleport.

Boats and vehicles were banned from passing under and over Hammersmith bridge in the summer after cracks were discovered.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

An end to the Hammersmith Bridge closure could come sooner rather than later.

Hammersmith and Fulham Council has revealed plans to build a temporary double-decker crossing within the existing bridge.

A new raised truss structure would be built above the existing road deck.

It would feature a lower level for pedestrians and cyclists and an upper level for cars and buses.

The structure would also provide support for the bridge as well as a safe platform for restoration work to be carried out.

When completed, the temporary raised deck would be removed.

The plans are due to go before the Department of Transport.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:11 pm  

A man has been charged with attempted murder after a shooting in Mitcham

Around midday on the 12th of November, police were called to Chestnut Grove, but there was no trace of victim or suspect.

A short time later, a 24-year-old man presented at hospital with a gunshot wound to his leg.

He’s since been discharged.

26-year-old Armani Bridge-Stewart will appear before magistrates on Saturday.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:29 pm  

A coronavirus testing site has opened in Hersham

The tests will only be available for people with symptoms, and by appointment only.

It started up yesterday, and new appointments will be made available each day.

Anyone with a high temperature, a new continuous cough, or a loss or change to smell or taste should book a test online or call 119.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:18 pm  

Kingston has been named the Best Dementia Friendly Hospital

The National Dementia Care Awards praised their “exceptional commitment to improving the hospital experience”.

They added that the “more you know about the background of the person with dementia, the better care you can give”.

Olivia Frimpong, from the unit, says the team “go out of their way” to support people living with the disease.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:30 pm  

London and Surrey will move to Tier two of coronavirus restrictions when lockdown ends.

Mixing of households indoors will be banned, and pubs will only serve those having substantial meals.

The Health secretary says the situation in London has stabilised on the whole, but admissions continue to increase in East and North London.

Regarding Surrey, he says case rates are stable or improving in all areas, with the most concerning areas being Spelthorne and Runnymede, which neighbour London.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:05 pm  

A charity in Richmond is asking businesses to donate the cash they would usually spend on Christmas parties

The Poppy Factory has helped over 150 veterans with health conditions into work since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Four out of five of the ex-service men and women it supports have reported a mental health condition

The monetary donations would be used to fund one on one consultants to help them find work.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:03 pm  

We're about to find out which areas of England will go into which level of coronavirus restrictions, when lockdown ends next week

The vast majority of the country will likely face the toughest measures - meaning household mixing indoors will still be banned.

London's expected to be placed into Tier 2.

Pubs and restaurants can still open, but Paul Dreschler - from London First - is worried about the lasting impact on city centres.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:07 am  

We'll find out this morning what coronavirus restrictions we'll have to live by when England's lockdown ends next week

It's expected much of the country will be placed into the highest levels of either Tier 2 or 3.

The re-opening of shops and gyms applies, regardless.

But hospitality will have to stay closed in Tier 3.

London mayor Sadiq Khan doesn't think the rules in the capital need to be that tough.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:37 am  

A mum from New Malden is lobbying Kingston Council for a new home for her and her disabled son

Kelly Jones lives with her Vinnie, who suffers from muscle wasting disease, Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type 1.

The mum and son are currently housed in a first floor flat, which Kelly says makes caring for him “really difficult”.

She says she first asked the council for help three years ago.



A Kingston Council spokesperson said:

"We are working to help identify a suitable home for Ms Harrison that meets her family's needs as soon as possible.

Ms Harrison is amongst those applicants with the highest priority on our Housing Register. Unfortunately, the wait she has experienced for a new home reflects the scarcity of available social housing, and specifically that which meets her family’s needs.  

Ms Harrison has been kept updated about our efforts to find suitable accommodation for her family and we are continuing to provide support while this work continues. Her Occupational Therapist is arranging a viewing of a potential property and will assess suitability before any offers are made.

This is part of a national crisis in council housing and Kingston is no different. We have begun a programme to build more homes but it takes time. In the meanwhile we are doing all we can to find a home that will suit Ms Harrison’s family needs."
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:35 am  

A 13 year-old boy's in a life-threatening condition in hospital after reportedly being attacked with a metal pole in Streatham

Officers say they found him with a head injury near Dunraven school yesterday afternoon.

A 35 year-old man's been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:04 am  

Wednesday, 25 November 2020

Hounslow is to be one of the first towns in the UK to see contactless deliveries from self-driving electric cars.

The Kar-Go will begin by delivering prescriptions to care homes.

The town has been used to trial self-driving cars before.

William Sachiti from the Academy of Robotics, inventor of Kar-Go, explains why they’ve chosen Hounslow.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

Police are renewing appeals for information after a worker at a chicken shop in Egham suffered a broken leg during an attack.

The force have released pictures of two men, after a fight outside the Cheeky Chicken and Grill on the High Street on Halloween.

The staff member was left “significantly upset”.

If you have any information, contact Runnymede Police, or Crimestoppers to remain anonymous.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

A Labour Councillor for Stanwell is calling on the government to offer immediate support to the aviation industry.

 Robert Evans says it’s vital so that airlines and airports still exist when the economic recovery comes. 

Heathrow lost its status as Europe's busiest airport last month amidst £1.5 billion worth of financial losses due to Covid-19. 

Gatwick saw passenger numbers plunge 99.6% in the second quarter and says a recovery to pre-Covid levels could take five years.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Sir David Attenborough has quit Instagram just two months after joining.

The veteran broadcaster from Richmond set up an account in September.

He broke the record for the fastest user to reach one million followers.

He now has more than 6.2 million followers but according to the 94- year-old's bio, his page is no longer active.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

Police are renewing appeals for information after a worker at a chicken shop in Egham suffered a broken leg during an attack.

The force have released pictures of two men, after a fight outside the Cheeky Chicken and Grill on the High Street on Halloween.

The staff member was left “significantly upset”.

If you have any information, contact Runnymede Police, or Crimestoppers to remain anonymous.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

A heart charity at St George’s Hospital in Tooting says it needs a new venue in order to continue carrying out life-saving screenings.

 Cardiac Risk in the Young raises awareness of young adult sudden deaths; there are 12 every week in the UK.

The charity would usually carry out 30,000 free heart checks a year, but Coronavirus has severely hindered efforts. 

Charity CEO Dr Steven Cox has this appeal. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

A man’s in a life -threatening condition after he was involved in a collision at Sunbury Cross.

The pedestrian was struck by a truck just after 1pm.

Witnesses are being asked to come forward. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

A retired military dog has been presented with the PDSA Dickin Medal for tacking Al Quaeda insurgents.

4-year-old Belgian Shepherd Kuno charged through gunfire to tackle a gunman enabling a successful mission.

The medal is the animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross and he joins a line-up of 71 other brave dogs, pigeons, cats and horses.

PDSA is a veterinary charity with a hospital in Croydon. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

A Labour Councillor for Stanwell is calling on the government to offer immediate support to the aviation industry.


Robert Evans says it’s vital so that airlines and airports still exist when the economic recovery comes. 

Heathrow lost its status as Europe's busiest airport last month amidst £1.5 billion worth of fiancial losses due to Covid-19. 

Gatwick saw passenger numbers plunge 99.6% in the second quarter and says a recovery to pre-Covid levels could take five years.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Jason Roy feels he's in a good place to find his best form for England in their upcoming T20 cricket internationals against South Africa.


The batsman who honed some of his cricketing skills at Whitgift School in Croydon missed last month's Indian Premier League

He struggled to score runs for his country last summer.

Despite a lack of playing time recently, Roy says he's ready and raring to go.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

Chelsea Women boss Emma Hayes has been shortlisted for the FIFA women’s coach of the year award.

Future England Manager Sarina Wiegman has also been nominated.

England International Lucy Bronze is up for the women’s Player of the Year award


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

Officers investigating a sexual assault on-board a Northern line train at Balham have released a CCTV image of their main suspect.

The female victim was assaulted just after 6am on the 3rd of August as the tube travelled between Elephant and Castle and Balham.

The male suspect also pulled drugs from his pocket and offered them to the victim before telling her he had a knife.

As the train arrived at Balham station, both the victim and the man disembarked the train separately.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:10 pm  

Wandsworth is to make moves to “decolonise” the school curriculum.

They will be developing a set of principles and publishing a strategy around anti-racism.

It was a Labour opposition motion, which was carried with the help of parents and teachers who were allowed to vote on the committee.

Tory councillors supported the issues but found the word “decolonise” ambiguous.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Fulham Football Club have asked for match-day parking restrictions to remain around Craven Cottage.

The club says that large broadcasting trucks are still outside, and that many staff members and guests are inside and may need to evacuate quickly.

Last weekend, there were reports of cars being ticketed in the area, with people expressing anger on social media.

The council says that restrictions of a part of Stevenage Road have been eased, and permit holders can park on some of it.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

A programme aimed at getting people made redundant by the Coronavirus pandemic back to work has launched in Richmond.

The council-led initiative aims to find jobs, apprenticeships and training opportunities.

Over 9,000 Richmond residents were furloughed as a result of Covid19.

The scheme has been launched in partnership with Richmond Hillcroft Adult Community College. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:05 pm  

A police officer who gouged a fellow officer’s eyes and punched another in the jaw, has been giving a final written warning

PC Andrew Holland is from the Central South BCU, which covers the boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark.

He was at a leaving do at a pub in London last year, and when he was outside, he became angry and shouting “I am going to kill him”.

He had to be restrained by other off duty officers.

It’s been described as “violent and unprovoked” behaviour”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:30 am  

Care homes in Hounslow are to see a trial of contactless, autonomous deliveries

The Kar-Go is a self-driving electric car, and will deliver boxes of prescriptions.

Delivery services are in high demand due to the pandemic, with Amazon offering thousands of jobs during a recession.

William Sachiti from the Academy of Robotics, inventor of Kar-Go, says the job market for delivery drivers will remain, and they’ll only supplement it.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:30 am  

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard praised the great mentality of his team as they beat Rennes 2-1 to progress to the Champions League knockout stages

Olivier Giroud scored a stoppage time winner, after the Premier League side conceded an 85th minute equaliser.

Lampard says he's delighted his players didn't let their heads drop.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:32 am  

Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Nearly 11,300 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the UK.

Figures show another 608 people have died with Covid-19 in the latest 24 hour period.

Meanwhile, Spelthorne remains Surrey’s Covid “hotspot” with 214 confirmed cases in the last 7 days.

It’s followed by Runnymede at 192 and Elmbridge at 187.

Mole Valley has the least amount of reported Covid cases in the county with 88 reported over the last week.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:09 pm  

Government funding to aid Richmond Council’s response to COVID-19 is estimated to fall short by more than £6m

That’s according to council leaders who are urging MPs to speak up for the borough ahead of a spending review today.

Funding problems are said to be further compounded by a £40m cut in Government grants over the past decade.

The council is forecasting one of the biggest budget gaps in its history at £11 million for the next financial year.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:02 pm  

Two dogs have attacked a horse on in woodland near Walton on the Hill

Two women were riding their horses on Bucklands Hill at around 10.15am on Sunday when the incident happened.

The dogs bit the horse’s legs and left it with serious injuries; the rider managed to fight them off.

One of the dogs is described as brindled and the other is described as either dark brown or black in colour.

They’re both believed to be Staffie cross breeds.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:45 pm  

A charitable group in Kingston is making sure elderly people and staff at care homes don’t feel forgotten this Christmas

 RBKares is aiming to give a present to every care home

resident without family or friends, as well as every staff member.

Kate Kenyon is a doctor who is unable to work at the moment.

She explains why she decided to get involved with the project:

You can make a ‘jolly trolley’ contribution via the group’s crowdfunding page; the link is on the Radio Jackie Facebook page.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

People living near Richmond and Bushy Parks are raising concerns about the impact of traffic-free trials on the environment

Lucy Mayer reports:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

A new look Children’s Garden has been unveiled at St George’s Hospital in Tooting

The upgraded area provides an interactive outdoor space for young patients and their families.

Greater access for users with limited mobility is being planned for next year.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:08 pm  

Firefighters are warning people not to overload sockets after a fire at a house in Mitcham

Part of the first floor and the loft conversion of a terraced house in Park Avenue was damaged by the blaze yesterday.

Investigators believe the fire was caused by an overloaded plug socket supplying power for building work.

Overloaded sockets are one of the most common causes of electrical fires.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:26 pm  

Andy Murray says he can't wait to be playing tennis in front of fans again

The government has announced up to 4,000 supporters can attend outside events in England from next Wednesday depending on the level of coronavirus in the area.

The two-time Wimbledon champion admits it's been strange competing in empty arenas.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

Kingston Council is proposing making all parking payments cash-less

The motion, put forward at a meeting last week, has caused concern from people who don’t use cards or mobile apps. 

A number of residents and businesses are calling on the council to give “meaningful” evidence to justify its decision.

 We have contacted Kingston Council for comment.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:02 pm  

Thieves have withdrawn £1000 after stealing an elderly woman’s debit cards in Twickenham

 




Police have published pictures of two men, who appear to be in an upmarket high street fishmonger.

   The incident took place on the 29th of October on London Road.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:09 am  

Anyone arriving in England will be able to end their two-week quarantine early - if they pay for a coronavirus test five days after they return - and it comes back negative

It'll apply from the 15th of December to countries which aren't on the government's travel corridor list.

The private test will cost between 65 and 120 pounds.

Heathrow airport boss John Holland-Kaye has been calling for more testing at airports, saying it’s crucial to getting the UK economy back on track.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:41 am  

It’s Children’s Grief Awareness Week; a time when we are urged to show support for bereaved children

This year’s theme is “isolation”, with families and schools encouraging young people to reach out for support.

Mother Emma Poore from Claygate decided to write Where Are You Lydie.

It’s after as she couldn’t find a picture book that would explain the death of her daughter to her young sons.

Emma says it’s important to use direct language with children.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:35 am  

Kingston’s own test and trace system is managing to contact more people who have tested positive for Coronavirus

The council initiative is running in conjunction with the national NHS Test and Trace scheme.

Before Kingston’s service was launched at the start of November, NHS Test and Trace was reaching about 80% of people in Kingston.

That rate now stands at 84% according to the council. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:15 am  

Monday, 23 November 2020

Cineworld has secured financial lifelines of more than £550-million.

It’s after the chain was forced to temporarily close its UK and US sites due to the pandemic.

It’s partly down to agreements it's made with lenders, including a debt facility.

The chain has cinemas in Wandsworth, Fulham and Feltham.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

British Airways is selling off thousands of items online.

The haul includes memorabilia from its retired 747 jumbo jets, trolleys, slippers and champagne flutes.

The Heathrow based airline says it want to shift retired stock and keep its brand on customers' minds during the Coronavirus pandemic.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

The owner of a Malaysian resort where a teenager from Wandsworth died while on holiday has spoken at the inquest into her death.

Nora Quoirin’s body was found in the jungle two miles away from the Dusun Resort nine days after she vanished last August.

Helen Todd's family runs the resort and says it was "highly unusual" to have intruders and it has always been “a safe place.”

The Todd family has lived at the resort for three decades. 

The inquest continues.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Burnley have registered their first win of the Premier League season at their eighth attempt.

The 1-nil victory over Crystal Palace at Turf Moor lifts Sean Dyche's team out of the relegation zone.

Southampton are just starting at Wolves.

The visitors will go third in the table if they secure all-3 points.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

A food market in Wandsworth has been shortlisted for the 2020 CWT “Food Hero of Year Award"

Streetcube was founded in May last year by Pascal Gerrard with the help of Chef Raymond Blanc.

It provides sustainable food with the help of experts in organic food, nutrition, farming and chef training.

The award was launched after the death of the nutritionist, writer and campaigner Caroline Walker in 1989.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:20 pm  

An unlicensed driver from Leatherhead who drove at high speeds as he was chased by police has been jailed

37-year-old Nicholas Hazell drove past police in Epsom in May, and his vehicle was flagged for previously failing to stop.

When he was caught, a wooden cosh weapon and a bag of crystal meth was found.

He’s been sentenced to two years behind bars.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:55 pm  

A woman’s been rescued from a flat fire in Earlsfield

The ground floor property in Penwith Road was damaged by the blaze in the early hours of this morning.

The woman was suffering from smoke inhalation and taken to hospital after a neighbour called 999.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:55 pm  

The Esher and Walton MP and Foreign secretary Dominic Raab has promised to defend the rights of people in Hong Kong

The Esher and Walton MP and Foreign secretary Dominic Raab has promised to defend the rights of people in Hong Kong.

 It's as a leading pro-democracy activist faces up to five years in prison.

 Joshua Wong has pleaded guilty to leading a demonstration last year, which saw protestors throwing eggs and spraying graffiti at the region's police headquarters.

 The 24-year-old says imprisonment won't stop him speaking his mind.

 Campaigners have faced repeated arrests since China imposed a new national security law restricting political speech.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:40 pm  

A 100-year-old veteran from Epsom has received 160 birthday cards after a plea on social media

Harry Field single-handedly captured a gun post in Italy in 1944, armed only with a pistol.

After his carer posted asking if anyone would send him a card, a flurry came in, even from his childhood football club, Millwall.

He says he’s “dumbfounded” and “extremely grateful."

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:05 pm  

New technology which spares vulnerable victims from attending court is now available across England and Wales

Cross-examinations can now be recorded and played during the trial.

It’ll be recorded as close to the time of the crime as possible.

Chief Crown Prosecutor Andrew Penhale says waiting for the trial can add tso people’s anxiety.

A similar system for victims of sexual and modern slavery offences is being trialled at Kingston Crown Court.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

Fire crews are said to be at serious risk from chemicals released during blazes

A study commissioned by the Norbiton-based Fire Brigades Union says they're more prone to developing cancer and other diseases.

It says the firefighters are even affected afterwards as chemicals remain on their clothing and equipment.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:30 pm  

The owner of a holiday resort in Malaysia where a girl from Balham disappeared from, says “it would not be impossible” for an intruder to get in

15-year-old Nora Quoirin was found dead in the jungle last August, after a nine day search.

Part of the fence at the Dusun resort had fallen down, but the owner told the inquest that intruders are “highly unusual”.

The court had previously heard that Nora had balance issues and would not have walked off on her own.

The inquest continues.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:58 am  

Fulham boss Scott Parker insists his team can turn their season around in the Premier League

The London side went down 3-2 against Everton at Craven Cottage yesterday - leaving them one point above the relegation zone.

Parker says his players need to learn from their mistakes quickly.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:30 am  

The Hammersmith Bridge closure could have an impact on plans to redevelop the Stag Brewery site in Mortlake

The Mayor of London is already looking at the proposals due to their scale of the building work involved. 

But now concerns have been raised about a bigger impact on traffic because of the bridge closure. 

Sadiq Khan says he’ll delay a planning hearing until there is timescale in place to assess its repairs and funding.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:30 am  

Walk the Walk is continuing to issue emergency funding to cancer charities impacted by Coronavirus

The grant making charity is best known for its famous London Moonwalk which takes place annually on Clapham Common.

Penny Brohn UK is to receive a £50,000 grant to continue providing online help for cancer patients facing isolation.

The money will enable one to one appointments with medical professionals. 


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