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Thursday, 7 July 2022

The first phase of plans to cut carbon emissions in Hounslow has been completed

Low carbon and energy efficient sources of power have been installed in schools and public buildings, cutting thousands of tonnes of CO2.

That includes air source heat pumps, LED lighting, solar panels and insultation. 

Councillor Katherine Dunne says it’ll “produce lasting benefits for generations to come”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:34 am  

Rafa Nadal twice battled from a set down - and overcame an abdominal injury - to progress to the semi-finals at Wimbledon

The Spaniard beat Taylor Fritz in a fifth set tie-breaker to keep his hopes of a calendar Grand Slam alive.

He'll face Nick Kyrgios is the last-four.

The controversial Australian beat Chile's Cristian Garin in straight sets - a day after an allegation of common assault emerged against him in his home country.

Ons Jabeur aims to become the first Arabic player to reach a Grand Slam final later.

The Tunisian number three seed faces Tatjana Maria, who only gave birth to her second child last year.

That's followed on Centre Court by 2019 champion Simona Halep against Elena Rybakina.

Romanian Halep is yet to drop a set at the All-England club this year, while Rybakina is the first player from Kazakhstan to play in a Grand Slam semi.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:14 am  

Wednesday, 6 July 2022

A 24-year-old has been arrested after a stabbing in Mortlake High Street

Emergency crews, including the air ambulance, were called just after 8pm yesterday.

An 18-year-old was taken to hospital, but his condition is not life threatening.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, or Crimestoppers to remain anonymous.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:30 pm  

21 specialist school places are coming to Epsom, with 12 available for the next intake of students

An SEN unit is being created at Epsom Primary and Nursery School.

It’s hoped that this will save the council £630,000 each year, as they won’t have to pay for spaces at non-maintained independent schools.

It’s hoped that the full allocation will be achieved by September 2026.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:05 pm  

Pictures have been released of three men after a burglary in Sunbury.

It took place on the 24th of June in French Street at around 11.15pm.

The pictures show two people, one of them a man climbing over a fence, and both of them in tracksuits and baseball caps.

You can find the pictures on our Twitter feed, just search for Jackie News.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

A man is wanted in connection with a serious assault in Stanwell.

31-year-old Henry Harris was involved in the incident on Elsinore Avenue on the 2nd of July.

He is white, around 5’7 in height with brown hair and known in the area with links to Feltham and Hounslow. 

If you see Henry, do not approach him but instead call 999 or 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

Rafa Nadal has levelled his Wimbledon quarter-final against American Taylor Fritz. It's 1 set all, despite him struggling with an injury.

The 22-time Grand Slam tournament left Centre Court to receive treatment on an abdominal problem.

Nick Kyrgios looks set to reach the last four at the All-England club for the first time.

He's 2 sets up against Chile's Cristian Garin.

2019 champion Simona Halep will take on Elena Rybakina in the last four after both were winners earlier.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:09 pm  

Statement from Heathrow based British Airways

The Government recently decided to give the whole industry slot alleviation to minimise potential disruption this summer. While taking further action is not where we wanted to be, it's the right thing to do for our customers and our colleagues. This new flexibility means that we can further reduce our schedule and consolidate some of our quieter services so that we can protect as many of our holiday flights as possible.

While most of our flights are unaffected and the majority of customers will get away as planned, we don't underestimate the impact this will have and we're doing everything we can to get their travel plans back on track. We're in touch to apologise and offer rebooking options for new flights with us or another airline as soon as possible or issue a full refund.

Background guidance

We're now taking out a further around 10,300 flights until the end of October. All short-haul, long-haul unaffected in this round of cancellations.

This takes the total schedule intervention for the summer to 13%.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:06 pm  

Simona Halep says she's back near the form that won her Wimbledon in 2019 after reaching the semi-finals.

 The 16th seed beat American Amanda Anisimova in straight sets.

Halep's struggled with injuries in recent seasons.

But she's happy about where her game's at now.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Boris Johnson's insisted he is planning to 'hang on in there' - despite a total of 21 MPs resigning from his government in the last 24 hours.

Sajid Javid, as health secretary, was the first to go yesterday, telling the House of Commons the 'problem starts at the top'.

But the Prime Minister says he has a 'plan'.

 Lib Dem for Twickenham  MP Munira Wilson said the Prime Minister should heed his own advice

The resignation of an official accused of sexual misconduct seems to have triggered the wave of departures.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Hammersmith’s Labour MP has demanded answers on the Government’s plans for 40 new hospitals.

Speaking at PMQs, Andy Slaughter, accused the Prime Minister of failing to deliver on his pledge. 

Boris Johnson reiterated the government’s pledge that the hospitals would be delivered by 2030 as planned. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  


 Nick Kyrgios returns to action at Wimbledon this afternoon - a day after an allegation of common assault emerged against him in his home country Australia.

He takes on Chile's Cristian Garin, aiming to reach the semi-finals at the All England Club for the first time.

22 time Grand Slam champion Rafa Nadal is second on Centre Court against American Taylor Fritz.

2019 title winner Simona Halep gets the action underway on the top show court in her last-eight tie with Amanda Anisimova of the USA.

While Kazakhstan's Elena Rybakina meets Ailja Tomljanovic)) of Australia in the first match on Number One Court.

Britain's Joe Salisbury and partner Rajeev Ram are level at 1-set a piece in their men's doubles quarter-final.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:30 pm  

Cameron Norrie says he doesn't know what a knoll is - but he'll take Wimbledon's 'Henman Hill' being re-nicknamed Norrie Knoll.

He's the only Brit left in the singles in championships and his progress marks a career best Grand Slam performance.

He will play Novak Djokovic on Friday after twice coming from behind to beat Belgium's David Goffin 

Rafael Nadal's looking to reach the semis later, he takes on Taylor Fritz - while Nick Kyrgios plays Cristian Garin.

2019 champion Simona Halep's also looking to go through.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:08 pm  

We’re being assured that scuff marks on Colliers Wood Tower aren’t cracks, just marks left by abseilers

An inspection is wrapping up, after a sheet of glass fell from the tower last week.

It’s hoped that work to finish scaffolding the building on all sides will be completed by Sunday.

Council security contractors are still on site, as well as officers, to maintain site safety.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:25 am  

Two teams at Kingston Hospital will find out today if they have won a national award

The Acute Emergency Department Frailty Team, and the Kingston and Richmond Proactive Anticipatory Care Programme Team are up for the national NHS Parliamentary Awards.

The ED team works to make sure that elderly patients are fully assessed and safe to be discharged.

Meanwhile the PAC team has been working to manage increased demand to healthcare.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:15 am  

A mum from Hampton Wick has launched a holiday club for children who feel they are too old for holiday clubs

Kate Whitby is the founder of The Tween Tribe which provides experiences for 10 to 13 year olds. 

Youngsters get to enjoy more adult outings like chocolate making workshops and cable car rides. 

Kate tells Jackie News that the club was formed out of necessity.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:31 am  

Boris Johnson's facing a day of tough questions about his leadership - after losing both his chancellor and health secretary

Rishi Sunak and Sajid Javid resigned within minutes of each other yesterday.

It happened straight after Mr Johnson apologised publicly for promoting the MP Chris Pincher - even though he knew there'd been complaints about his behaviour.

Deputy PM and Esher MP Dominic Raab, and Business Secretary and Spelthorne MP Kwasi Kwarteng, both say they won’t be resigning.

Nadhim Zahawi's been promoted to chancellor and Steve Barclay's the new health secretary.

Michelle Donelan has become education secretary.

This makes her the fifth to hold that post in six years.

Twickenham Lib Dem MP and their Education spokesperson Munira Wilson says it’s “depressing” that it’s seen as a “temporary staging post as ambitious ministers climb the greasy pole”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:07 am  

British tennis number one Cam Norrie faces a meeting with defending champion Novak Djokovic after making it to the semi-finals of Wimbledon for the first time

He kept hopes of a home winner alive with a stunning five-set victory over Belgium's David Goffin - coming from behind twice.

Djokovic overturned a two-set deficit to get past Italy's Jannik Sinner in another thriller on Centre Court.

Ons Jabeur remains one of the favourites for the women's title after making the last-four - where she'll meet Germany's Tatjana Maria.

Nick Kyrgios is due to face Chile's Cristian Garin this afternoon - a day after an allegation of common assault emerged against him in his home country Australia.

He's been summoned to appear in court in Canberra next month.

Elsewhere, 2019 women's champion Simona Halep gets the action underway on Centre in her last-eight tie with Amanda Anisimova of the USA.

She's followed by Rafa Nadal - who also has an American opponent in Taylor Fritz.

Kazakhstan's Elena Rybakina meets Ailja Tomljanovic of Australia in the first match on Court Number One.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:49 am  

Tuesday, 5 July 2022

Over 3,500 past and current smokers in Sutton have taken advantage of a free lung check in the last year.

The NHS mobile project aims to improve early diagnosis of conditions, including cancer, before symptoms are noticeable.

55 to 74 year olds with a history of smoking are invited to have the check and, if needed, a CT scan at a unit based at Tesco Cheam. 

Over 400 people who qualified for a scan were subsequently referred to their GP or hospital for further investigation.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

iPhones top the list of items most likely to be lost at Heathrow airport.

New research by Forbes Advisor has found 179 have been misplaced over the past year alone.  

The study analysed more than 5,000 items lost with AirPods Macbooks and iPads also featuring on the missing valuables list. 

But it’s the everyday jacket that is the second most commonly mislaid item at Heathrow with more than 170 lost over the last year. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

Cam Norrie has reached the semi-finals of Wimbledon for the first time after winning a five-set thriller against Belgium's David Goffin.

He fought back from behind twice to keep hopes of a British winner alive in front of a raucous crowd on Court Number One - which included the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

The ninth seed will meet defending champion Novak Djokovic in the last-four.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:29 pm  

A registered sex offender from Byfleet has been jailed for 4 years and 8 months after repeatedly approaching young girls online.

55 year old Albert Jones was found guilty of attempt to cause or incite a female under 16 to engage in sexual activity.

 Posing as a 17-year-old, he would contact 13-year-old girls via social media encouraging them to chat in a sexual nature.

He would then close the account and then re-engage with the child using a different profile username.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Wimbledon tennis update

Cam Norrie is into a deciding set as he looks to keep British hopes alive at Wimbledon.

He's fought back twice to level his quarter-final with Belgium's David Goffin at 2-all.

Novak Djokovic was two-love down to Italian Jannik Sinner on Centre Court earlier but survived a big scare to stay on course for a fourth consecutive All England Club title.

One of the favourites for the women's trophy - Ons Jabeur - is a set behind Marie Bouzkova in their last-eight tie.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:55 pm  

A doctors’ surgery in New Malden is closing permanently.

Village Surgery in the High Street is to shut its doors following a poor inspection report from the Care Quality Commission.

Inspectors rated the safety and effectiveness of the surgery inadequate. 

They noted the practice was not monitoring all patients on high risk prescription medicines as required. 

Medication reviews were also not always completed or fully noted or recorded.

Staff had also not been completing weekly asymptomatic COVID tests.  

Patients registered there will be moved to other surgeries. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

A police car has allegedly been shot at in Streatham.

Officers were in pursuit of a suspected stolen vehicle just after 3am when suspected gunshots were fired in Copley Park. 

The suspects made off over Streatham Common South.

There were two officers in the vehicle, neither of whom were hurt and their car wasn’t damaged. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

British Airways has announced it's cancelling hundreds more flights this summer.

The airline says it's "regrettably" become necessary to do it because the schedule changes already made aren't enough to ease disruption.

Tens of thousands of Heathrow and Gatwick passengers will be affected.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

A shop near Twickenham Green has been closed after two children were hospitalised after consuming excessive amounts of alcohol.

Richmond’s police licensing team shut down Twickenham Locals Ltd for selling alcohol to underage kids.

Evidence showed the shop had done this several times and failed to request for ID.

The two youngsters admitted to hospital were found unconscious.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:40 pm  

Twickenham’s MP will lead a special debate in the Commons later.

Munira Wilson is the Lib Dem’s education and children’s spokesperson.

She will call on the Government to provide all friends and relatives who look after a child who cannot live with their birth parent with an allowance of at least £137 a week.

That’s the same level as for foster carers.

Every child that goes into kinship care instead of local authority care could save the taxpayer more than £35,000 a year.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:38 pm  

There are plans for a “deep dive” into the finances at Croydon Council.

The “opening the books” exercise will review the council’s balance sheet, arrangements, and financial relationships.

Due to inflation and “historical financial mismanagement”, the authority says they’ll need to save more than previously thought.

Mayor Perry says they will “make sure there are no further surprises for Croydon”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:05 pm  

Downing Street's been accused of lying over what it knew about Tory MP Chris Pincher, who allegedly groped two men

The former chief civil servant at the Foreign Office, Lord McDonald, says a comment from Number Ten, that Boris Johnson was not aware of specific allegations against Mr Pincher, is "not true".

But Deputy prime minister and Esher MP Dominic Raab, who was Foreign Secretary at the time, says a civil service inquiry was carried out.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:18 pm  

A rugby club in Roehampton is under fire for alleged unauthorised “dark kitchens” in a shipping container

Wandsworth Council says Rosslyn Park applied for planning permission to use two containers as commercial kitchens last year.

They then withdrew the application, but now apparently operate them from 10am to 10pm and give food to delivery drivers.

The authority will now start legal action, saying they’re breaching rules around what people can do on Metropolitan Open Land.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:17 am  

The regeneration of a 1960s housing estate near historic Ham House is one step closer today

The Hill Group has submitted a planning application for the redevelopment of Ham Close. 

The proposals, if approved, will deliver new social housing as well as affordable and private homes for sale. 

Richmond Council has been working for several years to replace the 192 existing properties with 452 new homes.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:37 am  

It’s believed that a fire at a former ex-servicemen’s club in Staines was started deliberately

Emergency crews were called to the derelict building on Laleham Road yesterday at around 4.50pm. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Surrey Police.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:05 am  

Rafa Nadal remains on course for a record-extending 23rd Grand Slam tennis title after reaching the Wimbledon quarter-finals

He beat Dutchman Botic van de Zandschulp in straight sets on Centre Court last night.

There was also a straightforward victory for 2019 champion Simona Halep - but Nick Kygrios had to battle a shoulder injury to get past Brandon Nakashima in five-sets.

The last British player remaining in the singles - Cam Norrie - will face Belgium's David Goffin in the last-eight.

Defending men's champion Novak Djokovic opens play on Centre this lunchtime against Italy's Jannik Sinner.

One of the favourites for the women's title - Ons Jabeur - takes on Marie Bouzkova - while there's an all-German clash between Tatjana Maria and Jule Niemeier.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:07 am  

Monday, 4 July 2022

Police have released an image of a man after a member of staff at a Post Office in Hersham was allegedly been threatened with a gun

Officers were called at around 12:20pm today to Molesey Road after reports the suspect stole £500 after threatening staff with the weapon.

Police are urging anyone with any information to contact them on 101.

DCI Debbie White, said: “Residents may notice a continued police presence in the area whilst officers carry out enquiries”. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:08 pm  

Safe standing at football stadiums in the Premier League and Championship will be permitted from the start of the new season

Brentford, Wolves and QPR are the latest clubs to confirm they'll have areas designated to supporters wishing to stand.

A successful trial - which featured Chelsea and Manchester United - took place last season.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:04 pm  

NHS services in South-West London are going to start working more closely together

The Integrated Care System is designed to make sure the healthcare system gets the best value for money possible.

It’s new chair, Millie Banerjee, says they want to focus on reducing health inequalities.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:27 pm  

Police have issued a warning to youngsters socialising at Teddington Lock

Officers patrolled the area last weekend following reports of dangerous and anti-social behaviour. 

Twenty eight "Section 35" dispersal notices were issued and various items seized.

A test purchase operation was also carried out at four off licences near the Lock.

All four premises passed and officers say they are satisfied they are not providing youngsters with alcohol.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:26 pm  

One of the gardens at this year’s Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival is dedicated to those affected by cancer.

Macmillan Cancer Support’s Legacy Garden wants to encourage visitors to leave a gift to the charity in their will.

The charity’s garden includes a self-filling water feature which symbolises the importance of giving.

There are three million people living with cancer in the UK, with this number expected to rise to 4 million by 2030.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

A charity in Kingston has had to close its doors today after its offices were broken into over the weekend.

Kingston Churches Action on Homelessness says “serious acts of vandalism were carried out.”

The charity hopes to reopen later this week and says a police investigation is underway.

Based at St Peter’s Church Hall next to Asda in Norbiton, the charity helps single homeless people in Kingston facing crisis. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Firefighters have been tackling a blaze in Thornton Heath this lunchtime.

They were called to Winterbourne Road at quarter past twelve and the fire was out just under an hour later.

Half of the loft conversion was damaged by fire.

There are no reports of any injuries.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:04 pm  

More than 1,600 dog attacks have been reported on the UK's postal workers in the past year.

On average, that's 32 a week.

In severe cases staff have been left with permanent injuries.

39% of the incidents were at the front door, with 30% in the garden.

Charlotte Kasner from Chiswick Dog Training explains how she taught her dog Rosie not to run at the postie.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

A hectare of grass and wasteland has been destroyed in a fire on Mitcham Common.

Emergency crews were called yesterday just after 7pm, receiving ten calls to the blaze.

A spokesperson says not to try and put out grass fires yourself, as they can travel quickly and change direction without warning.

There were no human injuries reported.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

A man has been arrested, after an e-scooter rider was attacked by three men in Tadworth.

At around 10.30am on Saturday, the victim was involved in a collision, then assaulted in a “targeted attack”.

He was airlifted to hospital with serious facial injuries.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Surrey Police.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:06 pm  

A man has been convicted of a murder in Richmond, after the victim named him with his dying breath

Tim Hipperson was attacked on the 17th of May by 35-year-old Oliver Muldowney.

Oliver believed that Tim was having an affair with a girl he’d been in a long-term relationship with, and attacked him during a drug deal.

He’ll be sentenced, along with one other man, at a later date.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:25 pm  

A giant water lily at Kew Gardens has been found to be a species new to science

It’s been held there for 177 years, but it was thought to be one of the other two types of the plant.

It’s been named Victoria Boliviana, after a specimen used to determine it which was brought over from Bolivia.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:25 am  

The Hampton Court Garden Festival is getting underway today

The event runs until Saturday, with show gardens, features, and pieces about the environment. 

Among the gardens on display is one from The Community Brain, based on the sights and sounds of Tolworth Court Farm Fields. 

Georgia Neesham, from the project, tells us about their work with a not for profit organisation to gather some of the sounds.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:21 am  

Novak Djokovic remains on course to defend his Wimbledon title and win the championships for a fourth consecutive time.

He'll play Jannik Sinner in the quarter-finals after getting past Dutch wildcard Tim van Rijthoven on Centre Court last night.

Cam Norrie's the last remaining Brit in the draw after he won 3-love against Tommy Paul of the US, but there was disappointment for Heather Watson in her last-16 clash with Jule Niemeier.

Controversial Australian Nick Kyrgios gets the action underway on Centre Court today when he goes up against Brandon Nakashima.

Two-time champion Rafa Nadal takes on Botic van de Zandschulp.

Alize Cornet  who produced a shock to knock out Iga Swiatek in the last round, plays Ailja Tomljanovic  - while 2019 winner Simona Halep meets one of the favourites in Spain's Paula Badosa.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:06 am  

Sunday, 3 July 2022

Surrey Police are appealing for additional witnesses following a serious assault that took place in Tadworth, on 2nd July.

The victim was on an e-scooter and was involved in a road traffic collision after which it is believed he was assaulted by three masked White men.

A 53-year-old man from Tadworth has been arrested in connection with the incident. 

If you have any information which could assist the investigation, you are asked to contact the police on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:02 pm  

Sutton has launched a new Information and Advice service for local residents.

Funded by Sutton Council, the new service will provide free information, advice and specialist support.

 ‘Together For Sutton’ will act as a single point of access via phone or online between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday.

 The service is made up of several experienced voluntary organisations including Advocacy for All and Age UK Sutton.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:10 pm  

A counterfeit vodka shop in Hammersmith has been fined £6000 for selling alcohol to children.

Trading Standards officers from Hammersmith & Fulham Council investigated the shop in King Street and fined the previous owner.

They soon discovered more than 111 litres of untaxed spirits and 23 litres of counterfeit vodka.

Even after the raids, the office received complaints from the Met Police, local school staff and parents.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:41 pm  

Richmond Council is encouraging residents to support independent businesses as part of Independents' Day UK Weekend

The UK-wide campaign, which is focused on July 4th, aims to support and promote local high streets and local retailers online.

Independent vendors account for almost 65% of the approximately 290,000 retail outlets in the UK and are considered the heart of local communities.

Richmond Council also launched the Phoenix Enterprise Programme 2.0, a business support programme to help local entrepreneurs.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:05 am  

Hounslow Council is promoting a number of schemes as part of London Climate Action Week

Residents can receive information and support with heating their homes, that could save money and help the environment.

Initiatives on offer include a free home energy consultation, grants for energy-saving measures, and to replace old oil and gas boilers.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:53 am  

Tom Glick is to take over the day-to-day running of Chelsea in the wake of its 2-and-a-half billion pound takeover

We understand the appointment of a former City Group executive could be announced within days by the new owners at Stamford Bridge.

The company also runs Manchester City.

Bruce Buck, the Premier League club's veteran chairman has stepped down, along with long-standing director Marina Granovskaia.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:46 am  

Saturday, 2 July 2022

Croydon Council is hoping to expand its Healthy School Street programme this Autumn

The scheme has been proven to improve safety around schools by

closing surrounding roads to cars at pick up and drop off times.

It’s encouraged more pupils to walk, cycle and scoot to school.

Eleven schools are to be considered for the programme over the next month, which began in 2017.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:25 pm  

British Airways and Heathrow have welcomed measures to cancel more flights to avoid travel chaos over the summer holidays

The airport's cutting its spare slots, and operators will have until Friday to put realistic timetables in place.

British Airways says reducing the schedule at Heathrow this summer will offer "certainty" to customers.

But aviation industry Analyst - Sally Gethin – says the statement isn’t very reassuring.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:10 pm  

A new segregated cycleway through the Hammersmith Gyratory system has been completed

The section forms the easternmost part of a three-mile separate cycle-route between Hammersmith and Kew Bridge.

It’s hoped the measure will encourage more people to pedal or walk across what TFL once described as one of London’s most intimidating junctions.

Work is due to be completed soon on remaining unopened stretches of the route in Chiswick. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:44 pm  

Croydon Council wants to do more to beat anti-social behaviour in the town centre

  They are set to consult on a Public Space Protection Order which would provide police with extra powers to tackle the issue.

 The previous PSPO was allowed to lapse but recent figures show that town centre crimes account for 16% of all crime in the borough.

 The Council is also considering whether the measures would be effective elsewhere in the area.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:24 pm  

Consumer group Which? says airlines must be prepared to give up valuable slots at Heathrow to their rivals if queues are to be avolded this summer at the terminals

  Heathrow and British Airways have both welcomed slot reductions with a chance to re-draw timetables and reduce cancellations

 But in a statement Rory Boland of Which warned the measure would only work if airlines ended the wasteful practise of flying near-empty planse to preserve their slots.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:14 pm  

The RSPCA is trying to trace the owners of two puppies which may have been abandoned for up to 24 hours locked in a car in Caterham

  The animals were rescued after passers-by raised the alarm.

 They were brought to safety through a partially-opened window and treated by local vets before being taken to the Millbrook Animal Shelter.

 The charity says it was contacted by someone claiming to be the owners of the dogs but they never turned up to collect them.

 They say the event, on June 19th, highlights the dangers of leaving animals in cars in warm weather.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:13 pm  

NHS England says there’s been a huge rise in the number of people checking for bowel cancer symptoms.

It follows the death of Dame Deborah James who was diagnosed with the condition in 2016. 

The 40-year-old podcaster, who lived in Barnes, died on Tuesday.

The health service says more than 20 thousand visited its website for bowel cancer on Wednesday, up from 2 thousand the day before.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:30 am  

British tennis player Liam Broady is set to take on Australian Alex Der Minorr in round three at Wimbledon later.

The Brit is having his best ever run at the All-England-Club, having already knocked out Diego Schwartzman.

He says winning will be a step towards independence off the court.

He has already earned 120-thousand pounds for his run so far, with 70-thousand more up for grabs today.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:30 am  

Britain’s Heather Watson says she never felt she had missed out on her chance to reach the last 16 of a grand slam.
She has finally achieved her dream at Wimbledon after beating Kaja Juvan in straight sets.

She nearly got into the fourth round seven years ago when she almost pulled off a shock win over Serena Williams.

Cameron Norrie is also into fourth round for the first time, having beaten Steve Johnson.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:11 am  

A man has been convicted of murder after stabbing a fellow resident at a hostel in Wimbledon.
Paul Dalton, 41, was attacked in the early hours of 13th January 2021 after a brief argument with Mongo Bolili.

Bolili, 34, was found guilty at the Old Bailey yesterday.

Police said the attack on Dalton, who was unarmed, was “utterly unnecessary.”

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:05 am  

Surrey’s Adult Learning provision has been rated “good” by Ofsted.
It comes after a review in May, which found “learners and apprentices gain confidence, social and communication skills”

It also reported that the curriculum importantly “improves their employment prospects and prepares them for life and work”. 

Surrey Adult Learning has seven dedicated educational centres which provide courses and training to over 7000 adult learners annually. 
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:14 am  

Friday, 1 July 2022

Croydon council’s looking for new foster carers this Pride month, specifically from the LGBTQ+ community.

LGBTQ+ carers can often use their own experiences to relate and connect with young people who may feel marginalised.

Executive Mayor Jason Perry said, “We need more foster carers from all walks of life, please do get in touch and find out more.”

The Council currently has 292 carers but need at least 30 more a year to meet the needs of children coming into the service.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Two shop fronts have been vandalised with a catapult in Chertsey.

Police have just released details of the incident on the 18th of May, which took place at some point between midnight and 1am.

The suspect has been described as a man in a black tracksuit with a stripe down the side, and a black bike and rucksack.

You can find pictures on our Twitter feed, just search for Jackie News.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Richmond’s police licensing team is closing down an off licence near Twickenham Green after it allegedly sold alcohol to underage kids.

It’s the second shop in the area that’s had its licence revoked after two children within 6 months were hospitalised for being under the influence.

The decision was made after evidence showed alcohol was sold to underage children several times and that ID had not been requested

The two young children admitted to hospital were found unconscious after consuming excessive amounts of alcohol open spaces.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

Wandsworth Council is continuing to offer free school meals to those in need over the summer holidays.

Families eligible for the scheme will receive supermarket food vouchers instead of the free school meals.

This can be downloaded from a dedicated app and exchanged for food at any supermarket.

Wandsworth’s director of children’s services Ana Popovici said, “Our voucher scheme delivers the funding directly to where it’s needed.”

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Heather Watson is the first British player through to the last-16 at Wimbledon.

She's celebrating the biggest win of her career after beating Slovenia's Kaja Juvan in straight sets.

Watson says she's delighted to be having her best ever run at a Grand Slam.

She'll take on Germany's Jule Niemeier next.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

The Hammersmith gyratory has been transformed to make walking and cycling safer and easier, with new protected cycle lanes and new pedestrian crossings.

The major improvement unlocks a 5km Cycleway from Kew Bridge to Hammersmith with links to key destinations across west London 

Investing in walking, cycling and public transport is critical to the sustainability and success of the capital’s economy and the wider UK economy.

The important changes were developed in partnership with Hammersmith & Fulham Council 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:59 pm  

Heather Watson has reached the fourth round at Wimbledon for the first time in her career.

She's beaten Slovenia's Kaja Juvan on Court One.

Cam Norrie also hopes to go further than he's ever been at the All-England Club when he faces Steve Johnson last on Centre Court.

Defending champion Novak Djokovic goes up against his Serbian compatriot Miomir Kecmanovic

Former French open champion Jelena Ostapenko is through to the last-16 thanks to her victory over Irina-Camelia Begu. Number two seed Ons Jabeur has eased past Diane Parry.

Jule Niemeier and Nikoloz Basilashvili have also progressed.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:08 pm  

Andy Murray has told Britain's Davis Cup captain that he wants to be involved in September's finals in Glasgow.

 Murray went out of Wimbledon in a shock 4 sets defeat to American John Isner

The British team will face the USA, the Netherlands and Kazakhstan in the group stage.

Leon Smith - who has been in charge since 2010 - says Murray can't be guaranteed a place in the team.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

A woman has been assaulted after leaving a party in Walton.

Police were called just after 2am to Trafalgar Drive, after she was dragged along Hersham Road in the direction of the Town Centre.

It’s believed that the suspect was known to the victim.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Surrey Police.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Heather Watson is looking to continue her best run at Wimbledon for five years.

She's about to open play on Court One against Slovenia's Kaja Juvan in the third round.

Cam Norrie hopes to go further than he's ever been at a Grand Slam when he faces Steve Johnson last on Centre Court.

Defending champion Novak Djokovic goes up against his Serbian compatriot Miomir Kecmanovic 

Alexander Bublik and Frances Tiafoe are level at 1-set each, while former French open champion Jelena Ostapenko is through to the last-16 thanks to her victory over Irina-Camelia Begu.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:15 pm  

South Western Railway is equipping its staff with body-worn cameras.

After a trial in June last year, the cameras are being launched at 10 stations, including Richmond and Guildford.

They’ll be worn by guards, ticket inspectors, and customer service assistants.

Christian Neill, from the operator, says they want to stop anti-social behaviour, and “help our customers travel with greater confidence”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:53 pm  

Police are hunting two men suspected of aggravated burglary in Hersham, one of whom was topless during the incident

26-year-old Ryan Mitchell and 29-year-old Kieran Kavanagh are believed to be in the Elmbridge area. 

Mitchell is described as skinny, around 5’7” tall, and was shirtless and in light grey jogging bottoms.

 Meanwhile, Kavanagh is described as white, stocky, and was in a white polo shirt.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:56 am  

British success at Wimbledon has continued with three more of them progressing to the third round on day four

Katie Boulter dedicated the biggest win of her career to her late nan, after she beat last year's runner-up Karolina Pliskova to set up a clash with Harmony Tan.

Liam Broady produced a remarkable comeback to beat Argentine 12th seed Diego Schwartzman.

He'll take on Alex de Minaur next after the Australian beat Sutton's Jack Draper.

Heather Watson won in straight sets against Wang Qiang.

She's back in action this afternoon when she opens play up on Court One against Slovenia's Kaja Juvan.

Cam Norrie will try and get past round three of a Grand Slam for the first time in his career in his meeting with American Steve Johnson.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:17 am  

Inspections are continuing at Colliers Wood Tower, after a sheet of glass fell 12 storeys

The council says they hope to have the entire outer edge of the building covered by Monday morning, to reopen Christchurch Road.

Co-op is still open, but this would mean other businesses could open too.

There will still be a 24-hour presence on the site across the weekend to advise and assist residents.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:29 am  

A man from Epsom has taken on the “Accursed Mountains” of Albania for his 18th conquest for charity

Roger Deeley walked for ten hours a day to raise money for the National Deaf Children’s Society.

He says he started when his friend’s daughter was born deaf and supported by the charity.

You can support Roger and the society here.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:02 am  

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