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Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Richmond’s residents are being urged to have their say on which community projects should receive part of a £1m cash grant.

Richmond’s residents are being urged to have their say on which community projects should receive part of a £1m cash grant.

Suggestions for the Community Fund so far include a new pavilion for Teddington Cricket Club and a natural playground in Barnes.

You have until the 13th of July to review the nine projects.

Details can be found on the Richmond Council website.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:17 pm  

Andy Murray's set to make his competitive tennis comeback later after just under 12 months out

The British two-time Wimbledon champion takes on Australian Nick Kyrgios in the opening round of the Queen's Club Championship.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:02 pm  

A review of the Parsons Green Tube attack has revealed a series of errors by Surrey County Council

18 year old Ahmed Hassan detonated a homemade bomb on a train last September, injuring 30.

He’d been placed in the care of foster parents in Sunbury by the County Council after he arrived here in 2015 as an unaccompanied child migrant.

Hassan told officials that he’d been groomed by IS and was struggling with mental illness in January 2016.

Despite the early warnings, police and council officials running Surrey's Preventing Violent Extremism programme didn’t formally discuss how to de-radicalise him until June 2016.

He also repeatedly went missing while under the care of Surrey CC.

A letter to the Commons Home Affairs Select Committee does not suggest that his foster carers or college tutors should carry any blame.

Surrey County Council is yet to comment.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

The Rolling Stones are in Twickenham tonight as part of their No Filter tour.

Over 80,000 people are expected to head to the concert at the Stadium.

Bosses have issued strict guidelines ahead of the event.

Among the requests to fans are “no bags larger than A5 size” and no selfie sticks or umbrellas.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:46 am  

Will Putney's MP be replacing Sadiq Khan as Mayor of London?

Putney’s MP is being hotly tipped as the Conservative’s proposed replacement for Mayor of London Sadiq Khan.

The Tories have launched their campaign to out-seat him in the 2020 elections.

Justine Greening is said to be considering throwing her hat in the ring, a move which would force a by election in Putney if she were elected.

Potential candidates must apply by July the 4th.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:46 am  

A piece of history has been unearthed in Feltham.

Workers digging up Hounslow road as part of a ten month traffic programme have discovered a WWII air raid shelter.

The underground bunker, built around 1938, provided sanctuary for staff and councillors of the then Feltham Urban District Council.

Firemen from the nearby station also used it.

The entrance to the shelter has now been re-sealed to allow work to continue.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:48 am  

Richmond Park’s MP is campaigning for more rights for victims when it comes to parole hearings.

Richmond Park’s MP is campaigning for more rights for victims when it comes to parole hearings.

Lucy Mayer reports.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:58 am  

Students at Croydon College have been given certificates for their volunteering efforts this week.

Students at Croydon College have been commended for their volunteering efforts during World AIDS week.

Councillor Jane Avis gave the students certificates for their work, which represented over 200 hours.

The sixty students went out into the streets to encourage people to take a finger-prick test.

Free and confidential HIV testing is available at Croydon University Hospital and GP surgeries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:58 am  

An expert panel is being setup to advise ministers on any individual applications to prescribe cannabis-based medicine.

A mother who had cannabis oil for her epileptic son confiscated at Heathrow, got it back at the weekend after he was admitted to hospital

Home Office minister Nick Hurd told MPs recent cases highlighted the need for the Government to explore the issue further.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:12 am  

Monday, 18 June 2018

Two men from Sutton jailed over dangerous driving offences

Two men from Sutton are among three people arrested after a car chase through Godstone.

Police gave chase after spotting the suspects driving a stolen car last Wednesday.

19 year old Ramone Kidd has been charged with ABH and dangerous driving.

The other two have been released on conditional bail.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:54 pm  

A man has been convicted over the murder of Lamar Stewart from Mitcham

A man has been convicted of murder after he stabbed a man who he believed was responsible for attacking him at a birthday party.

21-year old Lamar Stewart from Mitcham was chased out of a house party and fatally assaulted by a group of men in east London.

Salman Ahmed, who’s 23 and no fixed address, was found guilty today and will be sentenced later this month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:34 pm  

The death of a man in New Malden overnight is not being treated as suspicious

Police were called to Blagdon Road Car Park at 2am, following reports a man had fallen from a roof.

The 20 year old was pronounced dead at the scene.

The multi storey car park was closed off for much of the morning.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

A group of primary school children from Twickenham have written a song for England for the World Cup

“Do it like 1966” was chosen out of three songs made by pupils in years 5 and 6 at Chase Bridge.

Joe, Eashan and Lara say that those whose song wasn’t chosen won’t feel too bad though.

They’ll be releasing it on iTunes, with proceeds going to the Wooden Spoon charity for disabled children.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

There’s finally some good news for SW London and Surrey’s commuters

A planned three day strike on South Western Railway has been called off.

The action was due to take place from Thursday, in a row over the role of guards on trains.

But the RMT union says it's been suspended following talks.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:16 pm  

A 12-year-old boy whose case has sparked a debate on the use of medical cannabis has been released from hospital

The Home Secretary intervened at the weekend to provide a 20-day licence allowing Billy Caldwell to be treated with cannabis oil for his epilepsy.

His supply had been taken off his mum at Heathrow last week.

Charlotte Caldwell says she now wants to meet senior ministers.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:50 pm  

There's been an exit for a British tennis player on day one of the Queen's Club Championships tennis

It's the precursor to Wimbledon.

Dave Luddy reports from there.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:47 pm  

Surrey's grooming figures revealed

A child of 8 is just one of 27 youngsters targeted by groomers in Surrey over the last year.

Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram are the top three most-recorded sites used by groomers in the county according to the NSPCC.

The charity has revealed more than 3,000 offences have been recorded nationwide since a new law came into force.

Digital Secretary Matt Hancock announced that laws will be brought in to regulate social networks, keep children safe and prevent harm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

Police investigating incident in Shepperton change location to Walton

Police investigating an alleged incident of a vehicle being driven into a man in Shepperton say it actually happened in Walton.

On Saturday, a man was left with serious injuries after he was in collision with a vehicle in Fieldcommon Lane.

The vehicle was originally believed to have driven deliberately at the man in the vicinity of Longmore Road around 7.30pm.

But officers say they now understand the location of the incident to have been Fieldcommon Lane.

The man has been released from hospital.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem at some point in their lives

South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust is encouraging people to open up and talk.

It’s opened a number of out of hours “crisis cafes” so anyone needing immediate help can get it without having to go to A&E.

David Bradley is Chief Executive at the Tooting based trust.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:50 pm  

Epsom’s MP says further consultations about Epsom Hospital are just another “distraction” for staff

Chris Grayling says improvements are continuing to be made at Epsom and it’s meeting its targets.

He claims rumours about the state of the site are so that the trust can argue the case for building a new hospital in Sutton instead.

He says he feels NHS bosses are overly keen for another hospital to be built on the Royal Marsden site, rather than keep services at Epsom

Mr Grayling says he remains strongly opposed to selling off any part of Epsom Hospital.

He says he’s working with the area’s councillors to make sure it continues to be used for health and social care purposes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

A crisis appeal has been launched by a charity in Tadworth

The Children’s Trust says it has seen enquiries for its services almost treble in the last year.

It’s launched The Little Break Appeal in a bid to raise over £100,000 so it can continue to provide respite care.

The national charity provides a large range of respite services for children with brain injury and neurodisability.

These include short breaks, Saturday clubs and holiday clubs.

To find out more, click here
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

Brixton train deaths update

Three people have died after being hit by a train near Brixton

Officers were called to Loughborough Junction station, near Brixton, shortly after half 7 this morning following reports of bodies on the track.

British Transport Police has started an investigation.

Reporter Katie Spencer says there are a number of things detectives want to establish.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:24 pm  

It’s the opening day of the big pre Wimbledon event, the Queen's Club Championships.

Dave Luddy reports.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:55 pm  

Around 100 paddle-boarders will ride the Thames on Thursday as part of a mass litter blitz

They’ll travel between Richmond and Kew Bridges collecting plastic from the river.

Non paddle-boarders will also be doing a litter pick of the towpaths on foot.

It’s been organised by Richmond BID.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:41 pm  

Police are hunting for a driver in Shepperton who apparently deliberately drove into a motorcyclist

The driver of the red Audi broke the man’s collar bone in the collision on Upper Halliford Road last Sunday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:11 am  

A man has died after falling from a building in New Malden

Police were called at 2am to Blagdon Road Car Park, where the 20 year old man was pronounced dead at the scene.

It’s not thought to be suspicious.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:28 am  

The director of Kingston Foodbank is celebrating after he was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday honours list

Last year, the bank distributed 28 tonnes of food to over 4,500 people.

Paul Pickhaver is encouraging people to come forward and talk if they’re experiencing problems, whoever they are.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

Surrey Cricket League: Sutton's good run continues

Sutton Challengers have a 4 point advantage on top of the Surrey Cricket League’s Premier Division this morning following their four wicket win over St Lukes on the weekend.

St Lukes took first strike and made 183 all out, Sutton then got to 184 for six.

There were also wins for Surrey Seamers, Croydon and Wandsworth.

Park Hill, Commonwealth 1920 and Wimbledon Corinthians were all winners in Division One.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:09 am  

Brentford get World Cup first

Brentford defender Henrik Dalsgaard has become the first player contracted to the club to play at a World Cup.

He joined the Bees last year and represented his country in their 1-nil win over Peru in their opening game on Saturday in Saransk.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:05 am  

Glaxo faces suit over whistle-blowing

Brentford based GlaxoSmithKline is facing a third legal action relating to an alleged whistle-blower who was fired last year.

Twenty-eight-year-old Navneet Kumar was a top GSK sales representative in India but claims he was bullied by managers after blowing the whistle on alleged harassment and unethical practices.

The Serious Fraud Office in the UK is also believed to be investigating how GSK treated whistle-blowers in China.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:03 am  

Sunday, 17 June 2018

A man who was arrested at Heathrow Airport by Counter Terrorism officers has been released with no further action

The 29-year-old Finnish national was stopped by police last Sunday as he attempted to board a connecting flight.

He was subsequently arrested on suspicion of planning a terrorist attack and held in custody at a south London police station.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:08 pm  

The Home Secretary has announced that zombie blades will be banned

It's in a bid to combat the growing knife crime in Britain.

According to The Sun on Sunday, Sajid Javid also confirmed that customers will have to show ID to prove they are 18 or over to buy knives.

It comes after a 17-year-old boy was caught on video attacking a car with a zombie knife in Croydon earlier this month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:07 pm  

A West Molesey mother was left "in shock" after her car was driven into by a vehicle which flipped over outside her house

Chloe Sweet, 23, had just arrived home with her five-year-old son when she saw a driver collide with her Vauxhall Astra through the window.

Upper Farm Road was closed while emergency services dealt with the collision yesterday afternoon.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:18 pm  

Kingston High Street was closed all night after a man was found with serious head injuries

The victim, in his 30s, was found collapsed just before midnight and rushed to hospital were his condition was not thought to be life threatening.

There is no confirmation yet on how he sustained his injuries but witnesses have said it was a "serious assault".

No arrests have been made.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:15 pm  

A children's activity centre has lost its planning battle after it was deemed to be an "inappropriate development" within the green belt.

Rugged Earth Adventures in Sutton Green will now face enforcement action from Woking Borough Council after an application for retrospective planning permission was rejected.

The issue was hotly debated: “We don't protect the green belt from buildings but we do against tents," said one councillor.

However, other councillors argued that, although the land may be being used well, "the law is the law".
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:06 pm  

County-wide slowdown on Surrey Roads?

Drivers in Surrey face a speed limit of 20 mph on all residential streets.

The suggestion comes from County Councillor Angela Goodwin who says lower speeds reduce accidents and have other benefits.

Other council committees will now consider the idea, which already has been implemented in many areas of London, Bristol and Leeds.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:33 am  

Grass Cutting In Hounslow

Hounslow Council is setting the record straight on grass cutting.

Due to the collapse of Carillion, management company Lampton Greenspace 360 had to take over the work earlier than planned.

This has resulted in some delays to grass cutting at public spaces, which usually begins on March the 1st.

The authority says it’s working hard to bring the borough’s parks back to the “desired standard.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:07 am  

Shepperton Studios is looking to expand.

The company says it’s seeking pre-application discussions with Spelthorne’s planning officers.

It wants to partially redevelop the existing site, provide new buildings including sound stages and car parking.

A public consultation has now been launched.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:43 am  

People in Croydon are being set the challenge of tackling air pollution.

Thursday marks Clean Air Day 2018, and the Council is undertaking a week of action to urge residents to make a personal pledge.

The pledges can be anything from catching public transport to work, walking children to school or leaving your car at home.

Two drop-in sessions have been organised, the first is tomorrow, at Surrey Street Market between 11am and 2pm.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:42 am  

A new scheme is being launched to get recovering addicts and former prisoners back into work.

Tolworth-based Ezrah is piloting 16 week schemes to let people prove they’re ready to return to jobs.

Leader Kyle Jones says the scheme will boost their physical and mental well-being.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 am  

Saturday, 16 June 2018

An artwork commemorating the Magna Carta has been unveiled in the field where the charter was agreed on in Runnymede

The National Trust commissioned artist Mark Wallinger. His circular well-like structure is called Writ in Water.

Words from the Magna Carta, one of the building blocks of modern democracy, are reflected in its central pool at Cooper’s Hill.

King John agreed the Magna Carta on 15 June 1215. It describes Runnymede as a meadow between Windsor and Staines.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:16 pm  

Another dockless bike hire scheme is coming to Wandsworth

Ofo bikes are being offered in conjunction with the Mayor of London’s existing cycle docking scheme.

It’s because so called Sadiq’s Cycles, the Santander bikes, are only available in parts of the borough.

Wandsworth council had tried offering a similar service but stopped it due to “widespread complaints about the bikes being randomly dumped”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:10 pm  

A mother whose severely epileptic son is being allowed medicinal cannabis oil after being hospitalised - says she hopes other families get the same

The Home Secretary's given special permission to Charlotte Caldwell, so her 12 year-old son Billy can take the treatment.

His condition deteriorated after cannabis oil was confiscated from her.

Outside Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, Charlotte says she's been through a gruelling ordeal.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:44 pm  

Councils including Kingston and Hammersmith could face action over Thames Water charges

Council tenants in London could see a rebate for water rates, after Southwark Council lost a landmark legal case.

Southwark was ruled to have overcharged its tenants for water.

It means four hundred and sixty thousand council and housing association tenants could now get a payout if their landlord had the same agreement with Thames Water.

Kingston council said it had not acted in the way Southwark did.

Wandsworth has already paid back tenants, and Hammersmith and Fulham council has set aside £8.6m.

The Local Government Association says it thinks the ruling is wrong.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:27 pm  

Surrey police appeal for witnesses after serious collision in Esher

Surrey police are appealing for information following a serious crash on the A3 at Esher this morning.

A white Volkswagen van, travelling northbound over the A224 roundabout, collided with the central reservation at about 10am.

The driver, a man in his late 20s, was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

Witnesses or anyone with dashcam footage should call 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:12 pm  

King George's Park consultation is open to Wandsworth residents

Wandsworth residents can now have their say on improvements to King George’s Park.

The latest round of consultation is open and the council wants to know what residents want.

You can let your views be known on a range of issues including access requirements and new facilities.

The consultation is open online until 22nd of June.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:07 pm  

Tooting unveils blue plaque for jazz pioneer

Tooting has a new blue heritage plaque.

It’s at 143 Fountains Road and commemorates the life of Sadie Crawford.

She was a jazz pioneer who went from an impoverished childhood in Tooting to international fame.

The unveiling ceremony began at 2pm.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:12 pm  

Maths can be fun says Kingston boffin

A 5 week study has revealed how a series of number games can boost young children’s confidence and ability in maths before they go to school.

Dr Jo Herwegen is a child psychologist from Kingston University and created them as part of a research project.

They are based on games that children would naturally play at home or in a nursery.

They are available to download for free from the University website.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:12 am  

Boost for rugby fans in Chiswick

Chiswick is to get a brand new floodlit rugby pitch.

After months of talks, an agreement has been reached between Chiswick RFC, Old Meadonians FC and Hounslow Council.

It’ll be built at Riverside Land Playing Fields, otherwise known as Dukes Meadows.

A massive regeneration of the site was given the go ahead in February.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:30 am  

Wandsworth trials a cycle scheme

A pilot scheme is being tested on four one way streets in Wandsworth to allow cyclists to go down the streets in either direction.

The scheme will be monitored for 12 months to evaluate the merits of making this change permanent.

It will begin later this month in Candahar Road in Battersea, Trinity Crescent in Tooting, Furmage Street in Earlsfield and Temperley Road, Balham.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:26 am  

Stanwell Moor couple count cost of running a sex club

A couple who ran a ‘private members club’ in Stanwell Moor have been fined more than £6,000 for breaching planning rules.

Graham Tattersall and Ann Trewren operated the Kestrel Hydro Spa. Complaints from neighbours led to Spelthorne Council investigating in 2013. They found it had become a nudist spa with a fully equipped sex dungeon.

The Council held it was an inappropriate use in a residential area – a decision the couple challenged unsuccessfully up to the Court of Appeal.

The pair have also been ordered to pay a confiscation sum of £45,000 by Guildford Crown Court earlier this month, plus the Council’s costs of nearly £8,000.

The judge ruled that the money made from the spa which closed in February were proceeds of crime.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:13 am  

Friday, 15 June 2018

New Brompton Bicycle rack in Twickenham

Commuters in Twickenham are benefitting from a newly installed Brompton bicycle rack.

Bikes can be hired on a daily or weekly basis with details registered online, making it easy for travel to and from work.

Richmond says it’s part of the overall plan to reduce pollution in the borough.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:09 pm  

The hunt is on to find a man accused of sexually assaulting a teenager in Tooting

Police have released a CCTV image of the man, whom the girl reported after she got off the 77 bus in October.

She had been on her way home from school at around 3 o’clock when the suspect allegedly brushed his hand over her leg.

He’s described as an Asian male wearing glasses and aged between 30 and 40.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Richmond Council is claiming a third runway at Heathrow isn’t needed to meet business demand

The staunchly anti-expansion authority says that argument is already met by the existing two runways.

Department for Transport figures show that without a third runway effectively all UK long haul and domestic business passenger demand is met until at least 2050.

Richmond says the un-met demand is for short haul flights, almost all of which are for leisure purposes and can be accommodated by other airports.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:59 pm  

Car stuck in the mud at Putney

Firefighters are urging caution after a driver and their car became stuck in the mud at Putney Embankment.

The vehicle had driven down a slipway at Putney Pier and became stuck in one foot of mud last Friday morning.

Fire crews worked hard with a rising tide to free the vehicle and its driver.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:16 pm  

"Tour De Frack" to pass through Surrey

Cyclists will be out in force across Surrey and Sussex on Saturday the 23rd of June for the ‘Tour De Frack’

They say it's been organised to say 'No' to the "industrialisation" of the countryside by oil and gas companies.

There are three routes for cyclists of all levels (16 miles, 27 miles & 55 miles), in and around the areas of Brockham, Balcombe, Horse Hill and incorporating Leith Hill, which is well-known by many cyclists in the south east.

The tour will set off from Meadowbank Community Park in Dorking at 10am, assembling at 09.30am.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:11 pm  

Boris Becker is claiming diplomatic immunity against an attempt to sue him

The three-time Wimbledon winner claims his appointment as a diplomat by the Central African Republic affords him protection.

The conflict-ridden CAR is one of the world's poorest countries.

It made Mr Becker a sport and culture ambassador to the EU in April.

He was declared bankrupt last year over money owed to private bank Arbuthnot Latham and is now being pursued for "further assets".

Legal Commentator Joshua Rozenberg says this latest development is interesting.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Association of British Commuters co-founder Emily Yates calls for inquiry over Govia Thameslink and resignation of Transport Secretary and Epsom MP Chris Grayling

The boss of Govia Thameslink Railway, Charles Horton, is stepping down following months of delays and cancellations.

5% of services on the Southern, Thameslink and Great Northern lines have been axed since May, while around a fifth have been running late as a new timetable was brought in.

Emily Yates, from the Association of British Commuters tells Jackie's Lucy Mayer his resignation is long overdue.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:17 pm  

A road in Chertsey could remain closed well into next week after a car crashed into a building

The incident happened just before 6 o’clock last night in London Street.

There were no reports of any injuries.

The building involved, a former bar, is under construction.

Picture: Alan Williams on Twitter.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Teenager jailed for fatal stabbing of youth worker in Fulham

A teenager who fatally stabbed a man who confronted him about selling drugs outside his home in Parsons Green has been jailed for 8 years.

A 17-year-old boy was found guilty of the manslaughter of Omid Saidy from Fulham following a trial at the Old Bailey.

He was found not guilty of murder.

On the same day at the same court, 19 year old Shafiq Smith was found not guilty of murder or manslaughter in relation to Omid, but he was found guilty of grievous bodily harm with intent in relation to Omid's friend Oluwafemi Omotosho.

The youth worker died at the scene in Parsons Green Lane in October last year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:40 pm  

Fire breaks out in Isleworth

A large fire has broken out in Isleworth.

London Fire Brigade was called to the blaze in Mogden Lane at lunchtime.

Black smoke has been seen billowing from the range of garages.

The advice is to keep windows closed.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:15 pm  

More calls for Epsom MP to resign following resignation of Govia Thameslink Boss

After huge delays and cancellations on its rail franchises, the chief executive of Govia Thameslink has resigned.

The company runs Northern, Southern and Thameslink, which have all been affected by new timetables.

The Association of British Commuters thinks his resignation is the “absolute least” passengers could expect.

They’re also calling for the resignation of Transport Secretary and Epsom MP, Chris Grayling.

Martin Abrams, from the Association of British Commuters, says his resignation is long overdue.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:48 pm  

Poundland Tolworth has undergone an emergency hygiene inspection after a resident reportedly saw rats in rubbish left sitting behind the store

Kingston Council sent an inspector to the site following the complaint who found no sign of rodents.

The authority also pointed out the discount store on Tolworth Broadway received the highest 5 rating at its last inspection.

The Council says anyone who thinks they’ve spotted a rodent on commercial premises should contact the food and safety team.

Residents claim constant fly tipping in a trade alley that runs behind the store is attracting rats.

They’ve asked the council to crack down on illegal dumping.

A Kingston spokesperson said: "We urge the caller, and any member of the public, who believes they have seen a rodent in a commercial premises to contact the Kingston Food and Safety team at 0208 547 5000, to provide details so that an Environmental Officer can take the appropriate action and inspect the property.

"An officer has now visited the store and found no evidence of rodents either within or outside the premises.

"We have not received any previous complaints of this nature about this premises. Poundland was also visited in February this year and received the highest 5 rating in the National Food Hygiene Rating scheme."
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:30 pm  

Transport consultants in Leatherhead will soon begin surveys to map traffic flow and car park usage

Visitors to the area’s car parks will be asked to participate in brief face-to-face interviews to gather information from next week.

The data collected will inform the development of a transport simulation model for the area.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:30 pm  

A car has driven into a building in Chertsey

The accident happened yesterday evening in London Street.

The building is believed to be undergoing construction.

There are no reports of any injuries but police say the road will be closed for some time.

Traffic is building on all approaches; we’ll have a full update in 20 minutes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

Croydon is going to provide 10 one-bedroom flats for rough sleepers by Christmas

People are going to be selected depending on their history and needs to receive the appropriate assistance.

It will cost the council over £500,000 for the scheme and will also include medical support.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:46 am  

Two men have been found guilty of using an unsuspecting cab driver to transport a gun they intended to sell

Tomasz Mysiak arranged for a package to be picked up from the address of Sebastien Hajda in Mitcham.

Police saw a plastic bag being put in the boot of the cab, then searched the car and found the firearm.

At the house they found £4,000 that Hajda said was for living expenses.

The pair have been sentenced to eight years in jail.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:06 am  

Experts are encouraging people to talk about the Grenfell Tower fire

Over 500 children have been referred for mental health treatment as a result of the disaster.

Marnie Winter-Burke is a counsellor from Childline, who says young people shouldn’t feel ashamed for being scared.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:24 am  

A 21st century version of neighbourhood watch has rolled out across Hounslow, Hillingdon and Ealing

OWL is a digital platform where residents can sign up to interact with police officers.

They can discuss worries, report issues and get advice and updates on issues like home security.

Inspector Aaron Clarke says the scheme evolved because of the public’s eagerness to get involved.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:14 am  

A charity rugby match to raise money for injured players has raised over £100,000

The 20 minute games were played at the iconic Twickenham stadium.

Karl Booth played for Wimbledon at the home of rugby.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:24 am  

Police have released an image of a man suspected of sexually assaulting a teenager in Tooting

The girl was on the 77 bus in October while on her way home from school when the man approached her.

She got off the bus and reported him to a member of staff at Tooting Broadway station.

If you have any information, contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:13 am  

Fulham meet Crystal Palace on Premier League return

New Arsenal manager Unai Emery has been given a testing opening to life in the Premier League.

After the opening-weekend game at Emirates Stadium, the Gunners travel to fellow top-six contenders Chelsea.

The Blues open their campaign away to Huddersfield.

Of the newly promoted sides, Fulham meet Crystal Palace at Craven Cottage, Wolves begin at home to Everton while Cardiff are away at Bournemouth.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:03 am  

Thursday, 14 June 2018

Hunger strikers, who are part of the anti-Heathrow expansion campaign group, hit the 144 hour mark today.

Out of the original thirty five people who started the strike, ten have continued.

They are calling on Labour and the SNP to call a three line whip on the vote against Heathrow.

Alex is a spokesperson for Vote No Heathrow believes “a third runway at Heathrow will accelerate the breakdown of our climate”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:07 pm  

A trespasser who was on the railway track earlier this evening had to be removed by Police.

South Western railway was made aware of the individual on the line between Worcester Park and Stoneleigh.

All lines had to be temporarily blocked through this evening’s peak rush hour whilst the power was turned off and the trespasser removed.

Lines have now reopened and trains are on the move however, trains may still be delayed or revised at short notice.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:52 pm  

A man has died a day after he was found critically injured in woods in Croydon.

Police were called to Addington Hills at 7.30am on Tuesday.

The man was rushed to a south London hospital where he was initially in a critical condition.

His death is not being treated as suspicious.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:14 pm  

Sutton Police are appealing are appealing for anyone with information relating to a man wanted in connection with a burglary in Cheam.

Steve Lee is said to be known to frequent Sutton, as well as both Croydon and Epsom.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:44 pm  

Scientists at the Institute of Cancer Research in Sutton have made a prostate cancer breakthrough.

Scientists at the Institute of Cancer Research in Sutton have made a prostate cancer breakthrough.

Iona Stewart Richardson has the details:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:08 pm  

Five teenagers, including one from Croydon, have been jailed for murdering a 17 year-old in Kent.

Kyle Yule was stabbed five times outside his best friend's home in Gillingham in October.

The attack followed months of tit-for-tat attacks

The judge described it as "senseless" and "ruthless", and sentenced the gang to between 16 and 24 years each behind bars.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:05 pm  

Hospital bosses have been defending plans to replace two mental health centres.

It’s as part of a £160 million modernisation programme that will see Springfield in Tooting and Tolworth hospital demolished.

David Bradley is Chief Exec at South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust.

He says the new sites will be centres of excellence for mental health.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:20 pm  

England rugby union head coach Eddie Jones has dropped Chris Robshaw for Saturday's second Test with South Africa

Brad Shields replaces him at flanker, while the former national team captain's not even included on the bench.

Jones says leaving the Quins player out was a difficult decision.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Drivers across Surrey are being told to expect more stop checks during the next four weeks

It’s as part of a police crackdown on drink and drug driving during the World Cup.

Surrey Chief inspector Warren Franklin is encouraging people to enjoy the tournament, but says it shouldn’t compromise road safety.

Anyone caught driving under the influence will face losing their driving licence or potential imprisonment.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:15 pm  

Stormzy has attended a wreath laying ceremony to mark the one year anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire

The grime artist from Croydon made headlines in February when he used his performance at The Brit Awards to criticise the Prime Minister’s response to the tragedy.

72 people died when the block of flats caught fire last June.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

A mother from County Tyrone who's seeking cannabis oil for her 12 year-old son could apply for a clinical trial in Northern Ireland

Charlotte Caldwell tried to bring the drug into the UK from Canada, but the batch was confiscated at Heathrow Airport.

Health officials have offered to meet anyone wanting guidance on the process.

Her son suffers from a severe form of Epilepsy that sees him have up to 100 fits per day,
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:23 pm  

Quins’ forwards coach, Graham Rowntree, has chosen to leave the club “for personal reasons”

The former English rugby union player has been with the Twickenham based team for the past two years.

He’s been described as a “very prominent and popular figure in the rugby department”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

A man from Croydon has been jailed for exposing himself in front of another man at Victoria station

26 year old Daniel Dyett will spend 8 months behind bars following the incident on Monday.

He was detained in the urinals by British Transport Police Officers acting in response to a complaint from a man in his 20s.

Dyett admitted breaching a Sexual Harm Prevention Order, sexual activity in a public lavatory and exposure.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Landmarks across the country went “Green for Grenfell” last night

The Richmond Council building in Twickenham, York House, glowed a luminous green overnight.

Special flags are also flying throughout today on Council buildings in Sutton.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Bosses at South West London and St George’s Mental Health Trust are welcoming the results of its latest inspection.

Bosses at South West London and St George’s Mental Health Trust are welcoming the results of its latest inspection.

The Care Quality Commission has rated it “good” across all 5 areas.

In spring this year, the CQC undertook a detailed inspection of the Trust’s clinical services and led an expert review into how well it is led.

The CQC interviewed hundreds of staff and patients as part of its inspection which focussed on the safety and quality of mental health services in South West London.

The report highlighted several areas of good practice, including:

·The Trust has made considerable improvements since the last comprehensive inspection in March 2016. The community-based mental health services for working age adults, long stay/rehabilitation mental health wards for working age adults and child and adolescent mental health wards had all improved their ratings overall and/or in individual key questions. The Trust had met all requirement notices made following the March 2016 inspection and a focused inspection in September 2017 in those services we inspected.

·Staff worked with patients to develop person-centred, holistic and recovery oriented plans of care. Services delivered a range of evidence-based therapeutic interventions. Phoenix Ward, the rehabilitation service, had introduced more therapeutic activities aimed at improving patients’ individual skills and maximising independence.

·Staff treated patients with kindness and compassion. They were caring and supportive and treated patients and carers with dignity and respect. Feedback from patients and relatives was mostly very positive even in community teams for working age adults that were experiencing staffing difficulties and other challenge.

·The Trust is outward looking and engaged well with external partners and stakeholders. The Trust was working well with the two other South London mental health Trusts through the South London Partnership and this was supporting the introduction of new models of care. The Trust was actively engaged in the work of the sustainability and transformation partnership.

·The Trust encouraged innovation to improve patient care. Recent developments included a service aimed at preventing admission to hospital, and the introduction of crisis cafes, which were very well liked by service users. More than 40 quality improvement initiatives had been completed by staff or were under way across the Trust.

·The Trust is well-led and the senior team were committed to improving services to meet the mental health needs of local communities. The Trust had an open and transparent culture and staff were able to raise concerns. Staff were committed to the working for the Trust and felt well supported by their managers and colleagues. An award winning intranet provided accessible information to staff and supported overall engagement.

Chief Executive of the Trust is David Bradley.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:45 pm  

Potential rise in domestic abuse during World Cup

It’s once again being reported that the World Cup could bring about a rise in domestic abuse cases.

There was an increase of 25% in alleged domestic abuse incidents during the 2014 World Cup.

The Family Justice Centre in Croydon is to display posters during the tournament promoting how to report domestic abuse.

Victims are asked to contact the FJC or the free phone National Domestic Violence Helpline.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

Today marks a year since the Grenfell Tower Fire

Schools including Wimbledon High have been remembering the victims through song.

Lucy Mayer has this special report.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:46 am  

A charity single has been released to raise money for charities supporting victims of the Grenfell Tower fire

“Grenfell (We Won’t Fall)” by Carl Leroy was partly inspired by his friend Lily Martins’ experiences.

She lived in the neighbouring block, and had to spend seven months in a hotel during the repairs.

Lily is currently in temporary accommodation, and says she’s doing what she can to get back to normal.

You can find a link to the song here
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:13 am  

Mayor of London calls for devolution of funds

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has joined other elected mayors to call for the devolution of £1.3 billion of unspent apprenticeship funds.

They said employers are finding the apprenticeship levy system too complex and are not spending surplus money.

It could fund about 200,000 apprenticeships nationally.

The mayors said they should be trusted with local control.

Khan said: London's whole contribution to the apprenticeship levy should be ring-fenced and spent on meeting the capital's complex skills needs."
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:44 am  

Men jailed after distributing counterfeit bank notes

Two men who distributed £640,000of counterfeit Bank of Scotland notes throughout London and its surrounding counties have been jailed.

Dean Evans and Samuel Alexander recruited teams to pose as businessmen newly returned from Scotland to con shopowners.

They used £50 and £100 notes to purchase low value goods in order to maximise their legitimate cash return.

The two Londoners were sentenced to four year three months and two years eight months respectively at Croydon Crown Court this week.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:41 am  

Young Para Swimmers in Richmond pick up medals

Young para swimmers from Richmond have picked up a host of medals in the London Youth Games.

The games are Europe’s largest youth sports festival.

Team Richmond won individual medals in the boys’ and girls’ swimming. The girls swimming team won the gold team award.

They train at Teddington Pool and hope to be the Paralympic stars of the future.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:43 am  

British ladies take on each other in the Nottingham Open

British number one Johanna Konta's up against number two Heather Watson at the Nottingham Open this afternoon.

They meet in the second round, while another home player, Katie Boulter, faces Australia's Samantha Stosur.

The event's part of the grass court build-up to Wimbledon.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:45 am  

Police appeal for a man missing from Ashford

Police are appealing to find a missing man from Ashford.

59-year-old Lee Bulman has links to Feltham and Hounslow.

He is white with a very tanned complexion, about 5’10’’ and slim.

He was last seen wearing a shiny blue jacket and jeans.

You can see a picture of Lee on our Jackie News twitter feed.

Anyone with information should call 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:46 am  

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Royal Holloway University of London publishes "reading war" research

A study by Royal Holloway University is trying to put an end to the so-called “reading war”.

Teachers have been debating whether to teach children the sounds letters make, or to encourage them to recognise whole words.

Researchers analysed over 300 studies from the past 60 years, and found a combination of the two is best.

They say that the debate has left literacy problems at a worryingly high level.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:47 pm  

Winger Gemma Davison moves on from Chelsea Ladies

Chelsea Ladies winger Gemma Davison has left after four years with the Blues.

The 31-year-old scored 14 goals in 78 appearances for the FA Cup and league title winners, after signing from Liverpool in 2014.

She said on Instagram: "It has been a privilege”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:08 pm  

Motorcyclist wanted over pensioner hit-and-run in Hammersmith

An elderly man was left with serious injuries after a motorbike rider failed to stop after a collision in Hammersmith.

Police are appealing for witnesses to help trace the rider of the black Suzuki who struck the man on the Fulham Palace Road in May.

The pedestrian, in his 80s, remains in hospital.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:26 pm  

Surrey police issue family tribute to man killed at Runnymede roundabout in Egham

Surrey police have issued a tribute on behalf of the family of a man who died at work on the Runnymede roundabout in Egham this month.

40-year-old Daniel Gooch, from Norfolk, was injured in a collision with plant machinery at the site. He died at the scene.

His family said: “We cannot begin to describe our devastation”.

An inquest has been adjourned.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:25 pm  

Five convicted over Southall murder

Five men have been convicted over the murder of 33-year-old Gurinder Singh in Southall in 2016.

They used weapons, including swords, in a brutal attack that stemmed from a bitter rivalry, police said.

The Old Bailey heard how the five sought revenge over an attack at a Sikh religious festival.

They’ll be sentenced later this month.

Meanwhile Met Police are still appealing for information about of others involved in the attack.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:11 pm  

A sandwich shop owner in Norbiton is involved in a plagiarism row with a café nearly 5,000 miles away in India

Norbiton Sandwich Shop owner Lester Beckett was shocked to discover they have near identical signage and very similar prices.

He’s accused his Indian counterpart, of plagiarism, and says he hasn’t ruled out legal action against him.

The Indian based owner has told the Evening Standard its ‘not a big deal’ and just a mere coincidence.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:23 pm  

Language Matters campaign supported by Surrey Heartlands in Weybridge.

National diabetes week is upon us, and this year’s theme is how language matters when talking to patients.

Surrey Heartlands in Weybridge is among those backing a scheme which aims to make difficult conversations between doctors or family members easier.

NHS England say good use of language lowers anxiety, educates and improves peoples self care.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

New signing for Brentford FC.

Brentford FC have signed centre back Ezri Konsa.

That’s despite him reportedly being targeted by both Brighton and Everton.

Along with 86 caps for Charlton, Konsa was part of the under 20 England squad which won their world cup last year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:58 pm  

Protecting your property in Surrey

Detective Constable Peter Osborn says “Burglary is taken extremely serious in Surrey and will not be tolerated”.

Following a spat of burglaries and a pursuit in Woking, Surrey police suggest ways in which homeowners can protect their property.

Removing valuables from view of ground floor windows and installing dusk to dawn lighting outside are just two suggestions.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:31 pm  

Language matters campaign launched during National Diabetes week

National diabetes week is upon us, and this year’s theme is how language matters when talking to patients.

Surrey Heartlands in Weybridge is among those backing a scheme which aims to make difficult conversations between doctors or family members easier.

NHS England say good use of language lowers anxiety, educates and improves peoples self care.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:19 pm  

A new short film to promote awareness of teen suicide has been gaining traction online

Stephen Fry is among those to come out in support of the film, saying “it packs in so much truth”.

Jackie's Luke Williams spoke to Laura Hall from Surbiton, who was part of the film crew.

A link to the film can be found here
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:39 pm  

A part of Kew could be about to go dog free

A part of Kew could be about to go dog free.

Residents are being urged to have their say on a trial to disallow them from an area in Westerley Ware recreation ground.

The proposals would see a space created at the northern end of the park for people to sit and picnic.

The move follows a number of complaints from park users who say they’d like to enjoy a dog-free public space.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:32 pm  

The new Elizabeth line trains will be showcasing artwork made by students from along the route.

Five have already been selected, and will start being shown in December.

The posters were commissioned to present the benefits of the new TFL services between Paddington and Heathrow.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:31 pm  

Tributes are continuing to pour in for the father of missing estate agent Suzy Lamplugh, who has died at the age of 87

Paul Lamplugh’s daughter disappeared 32 years ago after she went to show a man known only as “Mr Kipper” around a house in Fulham.

Her body has never been found.

Paul and his wife Diana were awarded OBEs for their work in setting up the Suzy Lamplugh Trust; something he was extremely proud of.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:18 am  

Wandsworth Council is calling for the Ultra Low Emissions Zone to be extended to the M25

The current extension splits Wandsworth in two, making it confusing for people to navigate the charges.

Six other boroughs made similar calls at a recent TFL consultation.

90 million pounds is expected to be spent on the project – but it’s predicted some 2 million pounds will be recouped daily.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:36 am  

A man is being hunted after exposing himself on a bus near Roehampton

Police have just released details of the incident on board the 85 bus, just after 9pm on January 22nd.

If you have any information, contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 am  

More boroughs are calling for extending ULEZ further.

A number of London Borough’s are urging the mayor to extend the Ultra Low Emissions Zone to the M25 over fears the current extension risks splitting many London areas in two.

Wandsworth Council joined with 6 other municipalities at a recent TFL consultation calling for the proposed boundary moves and for the implementation to happen much quicker.

Under the current ULEZ extension, Wandsworth will be cut in two, making it confusing for motorists, businesses and residents to navigate the C-Charge.

£90 million is expected to be spent on the project, but its expected some £2 million will be recouped daily.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:56 am  

Two men have been jailed by Guildford Crown Court following a string of burglaries in Surrey.

22 year old Aidan White from Linkfield Lane in Redhill and 22 year old Michael Ryan of no fixed address were sent to prison for their involvement in two burglaries in Reigate, one in Redhill and another in Horsham.

Officers successfully identified the two burglars from CCTV footage supplied by local businesses.

White was found guilty of 3 burglaries and 3 counts of fraud and will serve 19 months.

Ryan was found guilty of 4 burglaries and 3 counts of fraud and will serve 18 months.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:46 am  

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