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Tuesday, 26 March 2019

UEFA are investigating whether to bring charges after Chelsea complained Callum Hudson-Odoi was racially abused in the Europa League.

It's alleged to have happened during the away leg of their last-16 win over Dynamo Kiev in Ukraine earlier this month.

European football's governing body are evaluating if there's enough evidence to open disciplinary proceedings.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

A 13 year old boy is in a critical condition following a fire in Thornton Heath.

The blaze at the house in Camden Gardens broke out just before 5.30 last night.

A man in his 30s and woman in her 20s suffered smoke inhalation and lacerations received while trying to rescue the youngster.

Three fire fighters and a man in his 50s were also treated.

Police say there is no reason to suggest the blaze is suspicious.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

Wisley Gardens has been forced to close for the second time in the space of a month.

It’s after a water main burst on the A3 leaving the famous gardens with no water.

A water main fault caused the closure of the site last month as well.

It’s unclear if it’s the same main.

The RHS has apologised for any inconvenience caused.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

A man convicted of killing a woman in a speedboat crash near Wandsworth Bridge on their first date has consented to being extradited.

Jack Shepherd went on the run and was convicted in his absence for the manslaughter of Charlotte Brown, on the River Thames in 2015.

Appearing in court in Georgia, the 31 year old says he wants to return to the UK to try to overturn his conviction.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:10 am  

A house has been burgled in Cobham while the family were inside.

It happened last Thursday between 7.45 and 9pm at a property on the Fairmile Estate.

The intruders forced entry through a ground floor window, searched the house and stole a number of items.

Some of which are a gold diamond ring, a diamond and emerald ring and solid gold coins.

Anyone with any information must call 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:43 am  

The MP for Sutton and Cheam believes anyone who supports Brexit should vote for the only deal on the table, which is the Prime Minister’s.

Here is Paul Scully.

Parliament is going to vote tomorrow on a number of options which could include: another referendum, leaving without a deal on the 12th of April or cancelling Brexit altogether.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:26 am  

Reigate’s MP Crispin Blunt was speaking on Radio 4 this morning.

The Brexit supporting Tory says he is disappointed to see the PM is not exercising her authority as the country’s leader.

He believes she has the powers at her disposal to override her parliament and put forward the will of the people.

When he was asked about the possible revoking of article 50 and starting the process again he replied “the British people asked to leave and we have to take opportunities that present themselves to us”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:29 am  

A man whose date died in a speedboat crash on the Thames near Wandsworth Bridge will appear in court today.

Extradition proceedings are starting in Georgia against Jack Shepherd.

He was convicted of the manslaughter by gross negligence of Charlotte Brown in December 2015, but fled before his trial started.

The 28-year-old handed himself into Georgian police in January and was jailed for three months ahead of an extradition hearing.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:07 am  

Theresa May's lost control of the Brexit process to the House of Commons - and three of her ministers.

Theresa May's lost control of the Brexit process to the House of Commons - and three of her ministers.

Steve Brine, Alistair Burt and Richard Harrington quit so they would be free to vote against the government.

They sided with an amendment which will allow MPs to debate alternative Brexit plans tomorrow.

Conservative MP for Sutton and Cheam Paul Scully isn't sure what votes of different ways forward will achieve:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:23 am  

People concerned about a proposed housing development in New Malden can have their final say at a meeting this afternoon.

People concerned about a proposed housing development in New Malden can have their final say at a meeting this afternoon.

Fairview Homes wants to build 300 flats on the site of Homebase and the Prince of Wales in Kingston Road.

Eric Clapton once played at the former pub.

The final exhibition to discuss the proposals before a planning application is submitted is being held from 3.30 at St John’s Church opposite.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:22 am  

Elmbridge and Epsom and Ewell have broken the top ten happiest areas in the UK

The study by Royal mail named Winchester as the most joyful overall.

The Hampshire city scored high ratings for earnings, low deprivation and "sense of well-being" among residents.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:08 am  

Plans for a crèche at AFC Wimbledon's new stadium development have been scrapped.

AFC Wimbledon’s return home is drawing closer.

That's great news for football fans but with it comes disappointing news for parents.

A crèche planned as part of the new development, which includes a new stadium and more than 600 new homes, has now been dropped.

Developers say it's not commercially viable and some parents say they feel let down.

The developers are, however, adding in an extra 28 flats on the site of the old greyhound stadium.

Merton Council has already approved plans to drop the crèche, and a cafe.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 am  

Monday, 25 March 2019

Cabinet recommends adoption of planning document on suburban development

Croydon Council is set to be one of the first authorities in the capital to adopt planning policy specifically to help guide the delivery of high quality new homes.

This is to assist the borough’s suburban areas to help tackle the housing crisis.

The council’s Cabinet approved the draft, and is set to be made official by the full council at its meeting next week.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:59 pm  

The MP for Hammersmith and Fulham has launched his bid to become the first directly elected mayor in a Tory borough in London.

Greg Hands wants the council to switch from the traditional “leader and cabinet” system to being run by an executive mayor.

The system, which was introduced in 2000, is already used in Labour-run Hackney, Newham, Lewisham and Tower Hamlets.

Mr Hands told the Evening Standard “residents would benefit from a single point of accountability for council tax levels and the delivery of services.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

Investigations are continuing after an 11 year old girl was shot with pellets in Mitcham yesterday afternoon.

The child and a 30 year old woman were walking through Figges Marsh when they were wounded in the leg and back respectively.

Both suffered minor injuries.

No arrests have been made.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

A teenage moped rider is fighting for his life after he was hit by a bus whilst fleeing from Police in Putney in the early hours.

The 17 year old collided with a bus in Upper Richmond Road just before 1.30am.

Officers had been on an unconnected 999 call when they spotted him and asked him to stop; the moped was later revealed to be stolen.

The Met's Directorate of Professional Standards has been made aware.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Fire has broken out at a take-away in Isleworth.

It happened in the early hours in London Road.

Part of the ground floor was damaged by the blaze.

Six people left the flats above before the arrival of the brigade and one person was treated for smoke inhalation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

A woman’s escaped a house fire in Wimbledon.

The brigade was called to Springfield Road near Waitrose just before midday.

Part of the basement of the semi-detached house was damaged by the fire.

The cause of the blaze is under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:38 pm  

The hunt is on to find a blood stem cell donor for a little boy from Raynes Park.

5 year old Luke Lydon has a rare disease called Aplastic Anaemia and needs a bone marrow transplant.

Someone is diagnosed with a form of blood cancer every 20 minutes in the UK.

Luke’s dad Sean explains how they discovered their little boy was ill.

Potential stem cell donors are being invited for testing between now and Friday at St John Fisher Primary School in Grand Drive.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Colliers Wood based brain injury charity Headway is demanding a UEFA investigation.

It’s after Newcastle's Fabian Schar played on for Switzerland having been knocked unconscious.

The defender was treated for five-minutes after a clash of heads in the first-half of their Euro 2020 qualifier with Georgia on Saturday.

He went on to complete the entire match but said afterwards "my skull is still buzzing".

The medical departments of Switzerland and Newcastle are believed to be in contact over the incident.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

Martin Clunes will be returning to Doc Martin for a ninth series.

The actor has played grumpy GP Dr Martin Ellingham in the ITV comedy drama since 2004.

It also stars Dame Eileen Atkins, Caroline Catz and Joe Absolom.

Filming starts this week in Port Isaac in Cornwall.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:02 pm  

A man whose date died in a speedboat crash on the Thames near Wandsworth Bridge will appear in court tomorrow.

Extradition proceedings are starting in Georgia against Jack Shepherd.

He was convicted of the manslaughter by gross negligence of Charlotte Brown in December 2015, but fled before his trial started.

The 28-year-old handed himself into Georgian police in January and was jailed for three months ahead of an extradition hearing.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

Carshalton's MP explains reasons why a "no-deal" Brexit should not be an option

The DUP says it remains unchanged in its opposition to Theresa May's EU withdrawal deal making it extremely unlikely it'll get through the Commons.

Downing Street has already admitted it won't be brought back unless a victory is expected.

Lib Dem Brexit spokesperson and MP for Carshalton and Wallington is still calling for a People's Vote.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:35 pm  

The “Big Pedal” launched in Twickenham this morning.

The competition aims to encourage as many young people as possible to ride, scoot or walk to school.

Over 300 schools nationwide are taking part.

TV presenter and Kingston resident Angellica Bell was at the launch this morning at Richard Reynolds Catholic College.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

Passengers trying to get between Heathrow and Germany were disrupted earlier.

It’s after a technical issue at air traffic control in Frankfurt caused delays.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:20 pm  

Food banks are being set up for some Kingston hospital staff.

The GMB Union is to offer them to its members who work for ISS healthcare at hospitals across London and the South East.

ISS holds the cleaning, catering, portering and security contracts in hospitals.

There has been a long running campaign in Kingston Hospital to fight for sick pay from the company.

GMB claims ISS announced national changes to its pay cycle which mean wages will be held back from their workforce.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

A teenager’s been attacked at Richmond station.

The victim, a 17 year old boy, was involved in an altercation with another man just before 5.30 last night.

He was knocked to the ground before receiving a number of kicks and blows to the head.

The suspect then left the station with a woman.

The victim remains in hospital with serious injuries.

Officers believe the man in this image may have information which could help them investigate.

Detective Sargent Emma Boulton from British Transport Police, says: “This was a particularly violent assault and I’d like to ask the man in this picture to come forward.

“Likewise, I’d also like to hear from anyone who recognises this man, or who was in the station at the time. If you have information which may help us investigate, then please do get in touch with us as soon as possible.”

Officers are currently appealing for anyone who knows the man, witnessed the incident, or the events leading up to it, to get in touch as they may be able to assist the investigation.

If this is you, or you have any information, contact BTP by texting 61016 or calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 442 of 24/03/19.

Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:54 pm  

Surrey have taken control of the traditional opening match of the county cricket season against the MCC.

The Championship title holders reached the close of play on day two in Dubai on 389 for 4, with England batsman Ollie Pope unbeaten on 183.

While, debutant Jamie Smith is 123 not out.

Surrey lead by 124 runs after bowling out their opponents for 265.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:41 pm  

A car’s crashed into a tram in Croydon.

The accident happened this morning between East Croydon and Sandilands.

No one was injured.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:30 pm  

It's understood Callum Hudson-Odoi will make his first start for England in tonight's Euro 2020 qualifier in Montenegro.

The winger is expected to replace Jadon Sancho, who's one of a number of injury doubts for the match.

Sancho, Jordan Henderson and Dele Alli all face fitness tests.

18-year-old Chelsea winger Hudson-Odoi is yet to start a Premier League game for his club, but has featured in the Europa League and domestic cups.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:30 pm  

The new ticket gates at New Malden station went live this morning.

Commuters will now have to have tickets ready for inspection when they enter the station.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:29 am  

A fight broke out at the Dorking Wanderers Football club at around 9.30 on Friday night.

One arrest was made in relation to the violent disorder and others were dealt with by alternative means.

Police are asking anyone with any footage or information to come forward.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:42 am  

A man who has links to Staines and Feltham is wanted by police in relation to an ongoing investigation.

A man who has links to Staines and Feltham is wanted by police in relation to an ongoing investigation.

25 year old Edward Simpson from Ealing is wanted in relation to harassment offences in Staines.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:25 am  

An 11-year-old girl and a 30-year-old woman have been injured in a shooting in Mitcham.

Police say the pellet gun was fired at twenty to six on Sunday afternoon in Figges Marsh.

The injuries are not thought to be life threatening and no arrests have been made.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:30 am  

A man’s appearing in court charged with the murder of a woman in Kew.

32 year old Kirill Belorusov was arrested in Estonia on March the 13th.

He’d been living in London and was arrested via European Arrest Warrant and escorted back to the UK.

Laureline Garcia-Bertaux was reported missing on the 5th of March.

Her body was found the following day in the back garden of her home in Darrell Road in Kew.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:30 am  

A moped driver is in a life threatening condition this morning in hospital.

The 17 year old collided with a bus on the Upper Richmond Road in Putney at around 2am.

The rider was being pursued by police after failing to stop when asked.

Investigations are continuing and anyone who may have seen anything must call 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:29 am  

Isleworth stabbing victim named

Detectives have named a teenager stabbed to death Isleworth on Friday.

17 year old Abdirashid Mohamoud was chased by a group of men and found with stab wounds in Union Lane.

Police continue to appeal for witnesses to come forward.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:02 am  

Paul Casey becomes first man to retain Valspar golf title

Weybridge golfer Paul Casey has become the first man to retain the Valspar Championship.

He finished a shot clear of American Jason Kokrak.

The Masters starts in less than three weeks’ time and Casey says he’s hitting form at the right time.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 am  

Sunday, 24 March 2019

Stop and search also authorised in Mitcham following a shooting

It comes after reports that a firearm was discharged in Figges Marsh at 5.40pm.

Officers say four people including and an 11-year-old child were injured but they’re not thought to be in a life threatening condition.

No arrests have been made and enquiries are ongoing.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:29 pm  

A stop and search order has been authorised by the Met in Wandsworth and Kensington and Chelsea

The section 60 order, which has received some criticism in the past, has been sanctioned until 3.30am.

The move comes after a 17-year-old boy was stabbed to death on Friday in Isleworth where police also carried out stop and searches in the local area.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:26 pm  

A man from Hounslow has been jailed following a series of petrol station thefts in the borough

The court heard how Robert Wickstead had stolen a large quantity of chocolates and food items between last December and February this year.

The 37-year-old has been jailed for 6 months and ordered to pay £115 in costs.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:04 pm  

13,000 runners will pound the streets of London today for the London Landmarks Half Marathon

The event is being staged by the baby charity Tommy's and aims to raise £6 million for 180 different charities.

One of those taking part is Pardip Minas from Hayes.

He is attempting to break a World Record for running the fastest half marathon dresses as a mummy.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:29 am  

Richmond’s Mayor will jump out of a plane for charity this morning

Ben Khosa is trying to raise money for Refuge Richmond, a service which offers support to residents affected by domestic abuse.

Ben explains why he’s picked this challenge in particular.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:26 am  

The number of people arrested for drink-driving has nearly halved in ten years

Police figures from 25 forces in England and Wales show a decrease from 57,000 in 2008 to 30,000 a decade later.

The government says tough penalties are in place.

It's also thought more people died in crashes in 2017 than any other year since 2009.

Sky News reports that the Metropolitan Police arrested nearly 10,900 people for a drink-driving offence in 2008, compared to just over 4000 in 2017.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:03 am  

Kingstonian in Isthmian League freefall

AFC Wimbledon are second from bottom in League One this morning following yesterday’s 4-2 loss to Gillingham at Kingsmeadow.

It was the Don’s first loss in four games and they’re only three points from safety.

In the National League Sutton’s play-off hopes took another blow after a 3-nil loss at Chesterfield.

The U’s are four points off the play-odd places.

In National League South Division action Hampton & Richmond Borough drew 2-all at Dartford.

Woking went down 1-nil to Slough at the Kingfield Stadium.

Kingstonian slipped to a fifth straight loss in the Isthmian League going down 3-nil at Lewes.

Corinthian Casual played out a goalless draw with Dorking at the King George’s Field in Tolworth.

Leatherhead were 4-nil winners at Bognor Regis.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:28 am  

Saturday, 23 March 2019

A 13-year-old girl has gone missing from Staines

Emily Keskes was last seen outside KFC in Sunbury Cross yesterday evening at 8.30.

She was wearing a red velour tracksuit with a hoody and top and bottoms.

However police believe she may have changed her clothes as a pair of high heel stilettos are missing from her room.

Anyone with information is being asked to contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:43 pm  

A man has appeared in court following an alleged terrorist attack in Stanwell

50-year-old Vincent Fuller is accused of ranting about "white supremacy" and stabbing a 19-year-old man in a Tesco car park last Saturday.

The victim, who's believed to be from Bulgaria, was left with stab wounds to his neck and hands.

Fuller is also charged with a number of other offences including affray and possession of an offensive weapon.

He's due to appear at the Old Bailey next Friday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:41 pm  

The leader of Sutton Council has written to residents regarding our anticipated departure from the EU

Ruth Dombey says part of the negotiations “includes the right for all Sutton residents who are from the EU to apply for ‘settled status’ to continue living in the UK.”

She went on to urge residents to apply for it from the 30th of this month via the council website.  
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:47 pm  

Surrey Police at Woking mosque for peace vigil.

Surrey police have attended a prayer and peace vigil at Woking mosque.

It was held in support of the victims and families of the New Zealand terrorist attack a week ago.

It took place at the Shah Jahan Mosque in Oriental Road.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:38 pm  

Gillingham ahead in match with AFC Wimbledon

And the celebration by AFC Wimbledon fans was shortlived

in the match which kicked off at 3pm.

The score line a short while ago was 1-2 to Gillingham.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:53 pm  

Putney and Surbiton MPs take part in anti-Brexit march

Former Education Secretary and Putney MP Justine Greening has addressed the march against Brexit in central London.

Lib Dem MP for Surbiton Ed Davey has also been pictured with supporters along the route.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:27 pm  

Stop and searches in Isleworth as London's mayor speaks out on stabbing of teen.

Police are operating ‘stop and searches’ until tomorrow morning in Isleworth after teenager was stabbed to death.

And forensic officers have been searching the area in Union Lane where the 17 year old was killed.

A murder investigation has been launched after the boy died despite the efforts of paramedics for an hour last night.

Witnesses say he was attacked by two men, one of whom was wearing a mask.

London's mayor Sadiq Khan says it's 'heartbreaking':

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:49 pm  

Terrorism arrest in West London.

A man’s been arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences as part of an investigation by the Met police.

The 41-year-old man was arrested at an address in west London on suspicion of dissemination of terrorist publications.

He was taken to a south London police station where he remains in custody.

Officers have also carried out searches at the address and enquiries continue.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:18 pm  

The Big Wet Wipe Count is back in Hammersmith

Last year, over 5,000 were cleared by volunteers, the largest concentration of wet wipes ever recorded.

New data shows that, despite regular clearance, these mounds are growing and changing shape.

The event is taking place on the banks of the Thames at Hammersmith Bridge south side until 1pm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:36 am  

PREVIEW: AFC Wimbledon vs Gillingham

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:35 am  

UPDATE: MPs have been weighing in following the death of a teenager in Isleworth

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:42 am  

Police stop and searching after teen stabbed in Isleworth

Detectives are running stop and searches in Isleworth after a teenager who was stabbed to death in Union Lane last night.

Police were called to Isleworth following reports of a fight which started in Syon Park.

The 17 year-old was found with serious stab wounds and died at the scene.

Chief Inspector Andrew Deane has reassured residents that the area is a safe place to live, work and visit.

There are extra patrols running this weekend and beyond by neighbourhood police teams from Isleworth and Hounslow.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:17 am  

Croydon wins funding for youth theatre projects.

Thousands of young people in Croydon will get the chance to be involved in theatre after the borough becomes one of just five Youth Performance Partnerships in England.

The Council has won a bid for £1 million of funding from the Arts Council.

This will be used to create opportunities for more than 2,000 young people, targeting black, Asian and ethnic communities.

Schools and arts organisations will work as partners to bring workshops to schools and to promote off stage skills, such as scripting writing and tech, as much as on stage professions in drama, dance and music.

Initially workshops will be focussed in three neighbourhoods – New Addington, Thornton Heath and South Norwood.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:39 am  

Man is charged over Stanwell stabbing.

A Stanwell man has been charged with attempted murder in what is being investigated as a terrorism case.

Fifty year old Vincent Fuller will appear at the Westminster Magistrates Court later today.

The incident happened last Saturday, the 16th of March, when a nineteen year old man was stabbed in Tesco’s car park in Town Lane.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:32 am  

Friday, 22 March 2019

Kingston’s ruling Lib Dems apparently now support calls to declare a climate emergency.

That’s according to the borough’s Green Party which says they’ve done a u-turn following pressure from them.

Earlier this week Surrey County Council resisted calls from its Green councillors to declare a climate emergency in the county.

At the time, it said the move isn’t possible but it is still dedicated to tackling climate change.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:05 pm  

Two of Kingston’s eight buildings which house children’s services are to be decommissioned in June.

The Council had planned on axing half of them, but a public consultation showed mass support for centres in New Malden and North Kingston.

The council says although it recognises the news will be “disappointing”, there is to be an increase in outreach services.

£50,000 is to be invested in these types of services each year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:08 pm  

Fire has gutted a shop with flats above it in Wallington.

The blaze broke out in Mollinson Drive just after 6.30 last night.

A small part of the ground floor shop and some of the property's ventilation system was damaged by the fire.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:07 pm  

Police are making an appeal to the public in helping find a man wanted in relation to an ongoing investigation.

Edward Simpson of Northolt in Ealing is being sought in relation to harassment offences in Staines-Upon-Thames.

He is described as white, 5ft 7 tall with medium build, brown hair and blue eyes.

If you have any information as to his whereabouts then please contact police on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:52 pm  

Missing elderly missing woman with dementia has now been found.

Seventy four year old Pauline Wren went missing earlier today in Charlton Lane Shepperton.

We are happy to report that Surrey Police have just confirmed she has been found safe and well.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:49 pm  

Today is World Water Day.

To mark the event, a new water fountain has been unveiled in Kingston’s Ancient Market.

It’s part of the Council’s plans to discourage plastic waste in the form of single use bottles.

It’s also the first of a number of new fountains to be installed across the borough.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:06 pm  

A “go slow” is to take place on the M25 this weekend.

It’s being hosted by pro-leave campaigners who want to make sure we Brexit on the date originally set out, next Friday.

Similar protests are being planned for the M6 and M1.

But the demonstrators have been warned they could face prosecution
by causing gridlock on motorways and A roads.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Thomas Cook has blamed the "wider challenges of the high street" for its decision to shut 21 shops.

The travel agent says the move could result in 320 job losses, as it focuses more on its online operation.

64% of the company's bookings are now made through its website.

Kingston is one of the 21 stores going.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

Spelthorne's MP causes a stir in the Commons

A Brexit minister's been causing confusion about when MPs will be voting on Theresa May's EU withdrawal deal.

Kwasi Kwarteng has been responding to urgent questions in the Commons, after the Prime Minister met EU leaders last night.

Brussels has agreed the UK will leave on the 22nd of May, if MPs support Mrs May’s terms next week.

If not, a Plan B is needed by mid-April.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:59 pm  

IVF motion tabled in Parliament by Mitcham's MP

It's claimed thousands of women are being let down by IVF laws which don't adequately protect them.

Campaigners say long-term effects of the treatment are being ignored and drugs aren't being properly monitored and regulated.

A new bill to tighten the rules is being introduced in Parliament today.

It's being tabled by Mitcham and Morden’s Labour MP Siobhain McDonagh.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

We're expecting a result from the High Court today regarding Heathrow expansion

Councils, campaigners and the Mayor of London have spent 10 days making their case against a third runway.

They say if it goes ahead, it will make life unhealthier and nosier for millions of people in the South East of England.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

It's claimed thousands of women are being let down by IVF laws which don't adequately protect them.

Campaigners say long-term effects of the treatment are being ignored and drugs aren't being properly monitored and regulated.

Geeta Nargund is Mwedical Director at Create Fertility in Wimbledon.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:53 pm  

Carshalton and Wallington's MP left sitting in a pub waiting for Brexiteer Tim Martin

The Lib Dem’s Brexit spokesperson has spent the afternoon sitting in a pub.

Carshalton and Wallington MP Tom Brake, a remain voter, is at The Whispering Moon, a Wetherspoon’s Pub.

He’s waiting for the chain’s owner Tim Martin, a staunch Brexiteer, to debate him.

As yet, he hasn’t turned up.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:35 pm  

Thomas Cook Kingston to close

Thomas Cook has become the latest casualty of the high street.

21 stores are to close, including Kingston, resulting in 320 job losses.

The travel agent says it's making changes as increasing numbers of holiday-makers book online.

A consultation with staff and unions has started.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:46 pm  

Disruption at one of the UK's busiest railway stations is expected to last into this evening's commute after a disastrous morning.

All Southwestern Railway trains in and out of Waterloo were cancelled earlier because engineering work hadn't finished on time.

The company says normal service should resume by 6pm.

That’s 12 hours after services began running.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:04 pm  

The MP for Carshalton and Wallington talks to us ahead of tomorrow's "People's March."

A "People's March" is taking place this weekend for anyone who wants a final say on Brexit.

Tom Brake, MP for Carshalton and Wallington, has told us what it hopes to achieve.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:14 pm  

A dog that was rescued by the RSPCA in Putney following a fire which killed his friend has gone missing.

Sony is a small black, white and brown Jack Russell and has no collar but is micro-chipped.

He was last seen running around yesterday at 4.30pm in St Leonard's Road in East Sheen.

If you have seen him you should call the RSPCA.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:26 am  

Chelsea Ladies' Hannah Blundell is urging her team-mates to stay focused after their Champions League quarter-final first leg win over Paris Saint-Germain.

Chelsea Ladies' Hannah Blundell is urging her team-mates to stay focused after their Champions League quarter-final first leg win over Paris Saint-Germain.

The west London club will take a 2-nil advantage into next week's tie.

Blundell says they can't start thinking of the semi-finals yet.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:42 am  

Only 1 in 6 councils in the country still collect non-recyclable waste from the majority of houses in their area weekly.

However, at least 10 have announced plans to make the collections fortnightly.

That’s according to a BBC investigation.

Merton is one of those authorities while areas like Kensington and Chelsea, have their bins emptied more than once a week.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:33 am  

This month is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.

11 women die from the disease every day, while more than 25,000 women are living with it.

Pauline Corrie from Surbiton is the face of the national Take Ovar campaign and has suffered from the disease.

Jackie's Iona Stewart-Richardson spoke to her earlier.

Pauline is holding a coffee morning in her home for anyone who has been before at 11.30am tomorrow.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:34 am  

Weapons - including knives and knuckle dusters - were found on a coach used by Paris Saint-Germain fans travelling to their Women's Champions League tie with Chelsea last night.

One man was arrested for possession of Class A drugs, while the remaining passengers were escorted away from the Kingsmeadow Stadium in New Malden.

Police were also called to the stadium early yesterday morning following reports of PSG supporters causing criminal damage.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:32 am  

A giant poster van will be making its way through Kingston this morning

A giant poster van will be making its way through Kingston this morning.

It will be calling for a “final say on Brexit”

People are being invited to have a photo with the van which will be at the back of Surbiton Station at 10 o’clock before it tours the town.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:32 am  

Surrey CC invest more in road repair programme

270 roads across Surrey have benefitted from repairs over the last year.

It’s after the county council invested an additional £20 million in a two-year programme to improve those most in need.

This is on top of the 70 resurfacing schemes and the 50,000-plus potholes filled.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:03 am  

Rare relic seized at Heathrow returned to Iraq

A rare and ancient Babylonian treasure that was confiscated at Heathrow airport has been returned to Iraq.

The cuneiform kudurru, which dates from King Nebuchadnezzar 1’s reign of approximately 1126-1103BC, was seized in 2012.

The one-foot tall stone artefact was handed to the Iraqi embassy on Tuesday and will go on display at Baghdad’s Iraq Museum.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 am  

Chelsea Women eye-up Champions League semis

Chelsea are on course to reach the Women’s Champions League semi-finals for a second consecutive year after recording a comfortable 2-nil win over Paris St Germain at Kingsmeadow.

Second half goals from Hannah Blundell and Erin Cuthbert secured the win for the Blues.

Blundell told Radio Jackie it was a pleasing result.

Before last night’s quarter-final first leg game police uncovered weapons, including knives and knuckledusters from a coach of PSG supporters.

They were denied entry.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:16 am  

Children in Croydon with special educational needs and disabilities are to have better support thanks to the council’s new proposals.

They include improvements to the health visiting service which means more will receive development checks at the ages of 1 and 2.

A new referral system will mean under 5s will also mean faster autism diagnosis.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 am  

Thursday, 21 March 2019

Woman who died after being swept into the sea in Harris named.

A woman who died after being swept into the sea at a beach in the Western Isles on Wednesday morning has been named by police.

Agnes Proudhon-Smith was a photographer from Thames Ditton.

Police, HM Coastguard and the RNLI were called to the Nisabost area in the Isle of Harris.

The Coastguard helicopter flew the 50 year old to a hospital in Lewis where police said she was "sadly pronounced dead".
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

Police in New Malden are investigating a series of robberies on school children.

The incidents have occurred around the High Street and Blagdon Park over the last few days.

Officers will be conducting high visibility patrols in the area and are advising pupils to walk in pairs and to stick to main routes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

Chelsea's ladies played in the Champions League tonight.

They took on Paris Saint-Germain at Kingsmeadow in the first leg of their quarter-finals.

Chelsea Ladies won 2-nil.

With goals from Hannah Blundell and Erin Cuthbert in the last 20 minutes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:30 pm  

A pet rabbit has been dumped in a cage on the street in Hammersmith.

The RSPCA is appealing for information after the bunny was discovered just a few weeks away from Easter.

The beige dwarf lop-eared rabbit was found in a cage meant for guinea pigs on Tabor Road early on Sunday.

The officers who rescued her have called her Athena.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

A man who illegally sold a pack of 13 knives to a 14 year old girl in New Addington has been handed a suspended prison sentence.

Raymond Morris, an employee of Gift Bank, was also ordered to pay £315 and told he must do 100 hours’ unpaid community work.

He had already admitted to selling a knife product to someone under 18.

Croydon Council prosecuted after a trading standards officer saw him sell the craft knives at the shop in Central Parade in September.

The teenager was a volunteer carrying out underage test purchases for the council.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:02 pm  

Surrey County Council says it is committed to helping residents reduce their carbon footprint as quickly as possible.

The Conservative led authority has resisted calls from the Greens to declare a “climate emergency” in the county.

Green Cllr Jonathan Essex submitted a motion asking the council to go carbon neutral by 2030.

However, that goes against the Government’s own target of 80% by 2050.

Surrey says it simply isn’t able to gift everything listed in the motion as an authority, but remains committed to tackling climate change.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Tesco at Shannon Corner in New Malden will close at 10 tonight following "an incident."

Reports suggest a group of travellers have moved on to the site.

The store is usually open 24 hours a day.

A spokesman for the chain says the closure is a “safety precaution.”

Statement in full:

“Following an incident at our New Malden Extra store yesterday, we have made the decision to close the store at 10pm this evening as a safety precaution.

The store will then reopen at 6am tomorrow morning and continue to serve customers as normal.

The incident has been reported to the police and we are supporting them with their investigations.

We apologise to customers for any inconvenience caused.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:32 pm  

Fulham pupils go behind the screen with BBC’s Silent Witness stars

The next generation of film directors and script writers from Hurlingham Academy have shot scenes with BBC stars from critically-acclaimed series Silent Witness last week.

Actors Emilia Fox and Colin Salmon, who recently recorded an episode of the award-winning show at the Peterborough Road school, were once again in front of the camera as the academy’s aspiring directors and cameramen filmed candid interviews with the stars.

The actors returned to thank the school for its support during the filming of the show, and were also joined by senior script writer Tim Prager and BBC executive producer, Richard Stokes, on the day.

They took the opportunity to talk to the pupils about starting a career in the TV and film industry.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

A signed Beatles record once owned by John Lennon is going on sale, and could raise over £130,000

The cover of "Yesterday And Today" shows the band posing in white butchers coats with raw meat and decapitated baby dolls.

It was recorded in 1966 when Lennon was living in Weybridge.

After causing controversy, later versions featured the Fab Four with an old-fashioned suitcase.

It goes under the hammer in May.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:55 pm  

An investigation into claims a journalist “mis-gendered” a transgender woman over Twitter has been dropped.

Surrey Police received an allegation in October in relation to a number of tweets.

It was investigating to see whether any criminal offences had taken place.

But today it says the original allegation has been withdrawn and no further action will be taken.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:40 pm  

Chelsea's women's team are in Champions League action tonight.

They take on Paris Saint-Germain at Kingsmeadow in the first leg of their quarter-final.

KO 7.05pm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:19 pm  

Kingston Council has confirmed that the ballot for the Cambridge Road Estate regeneration will be held in the Autumn.

Countryside Properties Ltd will be the joint venture development partner.

The council says the regeneration will offer new homes for existing and new residents, as well as improving public and community spaces

Kingston is one of the first London boroughs to hold a resident ballot for its estate regeneration plans.

The ballot will be independently run and overseen by the Electoral Reform Services and will ask residents to vote on whether they support the council's regeneration proposals for new homes on the estate.

The council will run the ballot in accordance with the Greater London Authority guidance.

There will be a wide-ranging and extensive programme of engagement over the coming months to ensure everyone has the opportunity to give their views and be part of the master-planning.

If the result of the ballot is ‘yes’, a planning application will be submitted to Kingston Council’s planning service in 2020 for consideration.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Spelthorne Borough Council is raising concerns about Surrey County Council’s proposals to change fire service cover in the borough.

Surrey CC launched a public consultation earlier this month detailing proposed changes from 2020.

It’s revealed plans to reduce the level of cover for Spelthorne from two full-time crews to two day-time and one night-time crew.

The Leader of Spelthorne Borough Council Cllr Ian Harvey says:

Cllr Ian Harvey, Leader of Spelthorne Borough Council, said: “Ever since I was first elected in 2013, I have been concerned about proposed cuts to fire services in Spelthorne. From when it was announced in 2017 that Staines and Sunbury fire stations were to be closed and replaced with a single station in Ashford, we have pushed for this be staffed with two full-time crews, as per the current arrangement. It is very disappointing that cover could be downgraded to just one Spelthorne crew at night. Whilst we appreciate that the County Council has budget pressures, nothing is more important than our residents’ safety and we are far from convinced that the level of staffing being outlined is sufficient. We will be responding to Surrey’s consultation appropriately.”

You can see more about the proposals in the video below.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:45 pm  

Week of action to raise awareness of child sexual exploitation undertaken by Met Police's South West Basic Command Unit

CSE is a form of child sexual abuse and can occur when a young person or group of young people are manipulated or deceived into sexual activity by another.

This can be by an adult but young people can also be exploited by other young people or peer groups, who take an advantage of the imbalance of power within the relationship.

It often involves the young person being offered drugs, alcohol, money, gifts, cigarettes, mobile phones or supposed affection in return for engaging in sexual activity.

CSE can occur through the use of technology without the child realising that they are being exploited.

For example, the victim may be persuaded to post sexual images on the internet or send them via their mobile phones, without immediate payment or gain.

A common feature of CSE is that the victims do not recognise the coercive nature of the relationship or see themselves as a victim of sexual exploitation. As a result they are unlikely to report the abuse, so the issue remains under reported.

The South West BCU consists of Richmond,Kingston, Wandsworth and Merton.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:59 pm  

A survey's found almost half of motorists aged 25 to 34 use their phones while driving.

The RAC says 47% admit to doing it, which is up 7% from the previous year.

The rise is despite tougher laws which came in during 2017 which doubled the previous punishment.

These drivers in Isleworth say the temptation is always there.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

A man's appeared in court charged with the murder of a woman whose body was buried in a shallow grave in Kew.

Kirill Belorusov was arrested in Estonia following the discovery of Laureline Garcia-Bertaux's remains in Darrell Road earlier this month.

The 32 year old spoke only to confirm his details and is due at the Old Bailey on Monday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:51 pm  

Police investigating an armed robbery at a bank in Hounslow have released an image of the man they want to question.

A male suspect walked in to the Bank of India in the High Street in January last year.

He approached the front counter and handed staff a letter which threatened he had a bomb.

He then walked into the middle of the reception area and threatened staff with a knife whilst ordering them to hand over cash.

The suspect fled with a bag containing more than £12,000.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:02 pm  

Kingston's Council leader Liz Green welcomes plans to build new free school in Chessington

Kingston’s getting a new free school for children with special educational needs.

The school, which is due to open in September 2022, will be based in Moore Lane in Chessington subject to further approval.

It will provide 90 places for children and young people aged 5 to 19 who have Autistic Spectrum Disorders.

Moor Lane currently hosts some services for children with disabilities, but it’s not clear if any of them will need to be relocated.

Liz Green explains how it will all work.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:56 am  

Man due in court charged with murder in Kew

Detectives investigating the murder of Laureline Garcia-Bertaux in Kew have charged a man this evening with her murder.

Kirill Belorusov, an Estonian national who had been living in London, was arrested last week at an address in Tallinn, Estonia on suspicion of murder.

The Met worked with the CPS to issue a European Arrest Warrant and received assistance from colleagues in Eurojust in the Hague, and Europol, to trace and detain him.

He was escorted back to the UK by officers from the Met’s Extradition Unit after proceedings were completed.

He was taken into custody at a west London police station, where he was charged with murder.

He's due in court this morning.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:59 am  

The Twickenham MP and Lib Dem leader has spoken ahead of his journey to Brussels

Sir Vince Cable has tweeted ahead of his trip to Brussels, saying he hopes they will “rescue the British Government from its own folly by mandating a long extension, so British politics can sort itself out.”

All three leaders are heading to talk to the European Council this morning.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:22 am  

Three people have been convicted in relation to the fatal stabbing of Mark Fontaine in Chelsea in May last year.

A 15 year old boy from Putney has been found guilty of manslaughter and conspiracy to rob following a trial at the Old Bailey.

While two other 18 year old men have been convicted of conspiracy to rob but were cleared of a murder charge.

Mark arranged a cannabis deal with the group, when the teenager stabbed him in his car.

All three will be sentenced at the same court on a date to be confirmed.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:36 am  

A man's been charged with the murder of a 34 year old woman, who was found buried in her garden in Kew

A man's been charged with the murder of a 34 year old woman, who was found buried in her garden in Kew.

Laureline Garcia-Bertaux was discovered in a shallow grave in Darrell Road earlier this month.

32 year old Kirill Belorusov, who's from Estonia, has been extradited to the UK after being arrested in his home country last week.

He's due to appear in court later today.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:19 am  

A leading chocolate expert is adopting a strict diet to raise money for Teddington based charity Tearfund.

Will Torrent will be doing the “mean bean challenge” and all the money raised will be doubled by the government.

He is planning to eat nothing other than plain rice and beans and porridge for 5 days to help beat hunger and poverty across the world.

Jackie's Iona Stewart-Richardson spoke to him earlier.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:18 am  

Croydon's Stormzy's going to play a newspaper editor in a new TV drama.

Croydon's Stormzy's going to play a newspaper editor in a new TV drama.

The grime star has joined the cast of Noughts and Crosses, which is made by the company behind Poldark.

It's based on books by Malorie Blackman and is currently being filmed in South Africa.

The 25-year-old's character was created especially for the series, with a guest role in one episode.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:16 am  

Fancy eating nothing but plain rice and beans for 5 days?

Fancy eating nothing but plain rice and beans for 5 days?

That’s what some people are doing to remind us that many across the world who live in poverty are forced to adopt this kind of diet.

Teddington based national charity Tearfund has launched its “Mean Bean Challenge”.

Tearfund works alongside local churches and other locally-based organisations in over 50 countries to help people realise their plans for a better future.

One person taking part in the challenge is Will Torrent, a leading chocolate expert.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:21 am  

Crystal Palace star Wilfred Zaha faces a 6000 mile round trip to the Ivory Coast despite having an injury.

A hamstring strain ruled the forward out of their quarter final defeat to Watford last weekend.

And Roy Hodgson said he would be a doubt for their next game against Huddersfield, which comes after the international break.

However his national team want to assess him before their home game against Rwanda.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am  

Streatham MP Chuka Umunna has labelled Jeremy Corbyn “juvenile”.

The opposition leader walked out of a Brexit meeting because the Prime Minister also invited MPs who recently left his party.

Labour say by inviting them the Prime Minister failed to keep to the agreed terms.

Chuka Umunna is one of those from the breakaway Independent Group:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 am  

The Chelsea manager has welcomed Barclay’s multi-million pound sponsorship of the women’s football league.

Emma Hayes told the BBC this is a "watershed moment" for the game.

The bank has agreed a 3-year deal with the Women’s Super League – starting next season.

Last year the Blues won the domestic league and cup double.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 am  

A teenager has been taken to hospital after being stabbed in Wandsworth.

The 18 year old male victim is in a critical condition following the attack in Balham Hill yesterday evening.

Police were called to the scene just after 6pm.

No arrests have been made.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 am  

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Surrey police has launched an investigation into claims a journalist “mis-gendered” a transgender woman over Twitter.

The force says it received an allegation in October in relation to a number of tweets.

The force says it is investigating to see whether any criminal offences have taken place.

A 44-year-old woman has been asked to attend a voluntary interview in relation to the allegation as part of the on-going investigation.

Updated Statement on investigation.

"We received an allegation on the 15th of October 2018 in relation to a number of tweets which were posted in October 2018.

A thorough investigation was launched to establish whether any criminal offences had taken place.

The original allegation has subsequently been withdrawn and no further action will be taken in relation to this matter.

We have a duty of care to fully investigate all allegations which are reported to us.

Once this investigation has been completed, a decision is made on the most appropriate course of action to take."
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

Hersham village hall is due to re-open in 2020.

It was closed in June 2017 due to fire and safety concerns.

Elmbridge Council says it has responded to an overwhelming wish of residents for the hall to be re-opened.

The council will work on detailed proposals to secure funding in July 2019 with a view to a 12-18 month project to precede the opening.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Holly Willoughby says she was surprised by Fearne Cotton's decision to leave Celebrity Juice.

She says her friend has been brilliant and they've had lots of fun, but she understands and respects her decision to go.

Holly is hoping Fearne will come back for one-off specials.

The presenter who lives in Richmond says she’ll leave with “incredible memories.”

Her place as a team captain will be taken by Paddy McGuinness.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Manchester United's Paul Pogba says Raheem Sterling was right to question the media's portrayal of black players.

The City winger suffered alleged racial abuse against Chelsea in December - and claimed afterwards some newspaper reports helped to "fuel racism".

Pogba agrees Sterling does seem to be treated unfairly.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

It was on this day in 1962 that the Queen Mother opened Croydon’s Fairfield Halls.

The Centre is being refurbished as part of the regeneration of Croydon and will help form the area’s new cultural quarter.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

England under-21 boss Aidy Boothroyd says Callum Hudson-Odoi's call-up to the senior squad will only be temporary.

Injuries meant the 18-year-old Chelsea winger was added to Gareth Southgate's group for Euro 2020 qualifiers with the Czech Republic and Montenegro.

But Boothroyd say Hudson-Odoi will be needed for this summer's under-21 championships.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:30 pm  

Surrey Police is relocating to Leatherhead at a cost of £20 million.

Lucy Mayer has this special report.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:08 pm  

Richmond Council has been awarded funding to help reduce rough sleeping.

The authority has been handed £223,000 from cash the Government has set aside as part of a Rapid Rehousing Pathway initiative.

The scheme aims to significantly reduce rough sleeping across the country.

The award will fund case workers, called ‘navigators’, to guide rough sleepers off the streets and into accommodation as rapidly as possible.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

Back Heathrow has called on politicians in Spelthorne to "tone down" what it’s calling emotive rhetoric about airport expansion.

The pro expansion campaign group has cited a leaflet sent by the area’s Labour group as a cause of “distress.”

It allegedly said “enlargement would require an extra 10,000 building workers mainly single men from abroad, as we don't have that number of spare workers.

Hostel accommodation would also be needed in an already over populated area for about six years.”

Back Heathrow says the leaflet has both sexist and racist undertones and expansion will create 40,000 new jobs for residents.

A judicial review on the matter of expansion is currently taking place at the High Court.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

538 children have been admitted to hospital over the last 3 years for drink and drug abuse in Surrey.

The figures have been released by Public Health England.

Over 4,000 children from the South East were admitted to hospital during that time. Kent topped the list for the number of admissions.

Eytan Alexander of UKAT, a private addiction service, says parents need to have frank conversations with their children about drugs.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

Surrey Fire and Rescue service is proposing changes aimed at preventing emergencies happening in the first place.

Acting Chief Fire Officer for Surrey Steve Owen-Hughes explains what they are.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:59 pm  

Malawi rep from Teddington based Charity Tearfund talks to us about the situation regarding Cyclone Idai

The United Nations has promised £15 million in emergency aid to help victims of Cyclone Idai

More than 350 people are dead after destruction in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi.

Officials describe victims clinging to trees, and say roads, bridges and crops have been washed away.

Vincent Moyo the Malawi representative for Teddington based charity Tearfund, is in Zimbabwe's capital.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Hounslow Council has celebrated the dedication of its social workers.

To mark the occasion, The Baked Bean Company performed a short a play about challengers faced when transitioning from childhood to adulthood.

The event which was held at the Ramada Hotel was promoting the ‘Importance of Human Relationships.

Hounslow currently has 165 children’s social workers supporting more than two thousand children and 77 supporting vulnerable adults.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:26 pm  

British Transport Police have confirmed they’re looking into an incident of alleged racial abuse on an Overground service.

A commuter allegedly launched into an anti-Muslim tirade during rush hour on a train between West Croydon and Canada Water last night.

BTP says it’s aware of a video showing an “incident of racial abuse on the London Overground”, but no one has yet made a complaint.

It went on to say “we take all reports very seriously and ask anyone who witnessed what happened, or who has any information, to contact BTP”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:58 pm  

An elderly pedestrian is in hospital following a collision in Balham.

Police were called to Bedford Hill just before 10.30 this morning.

They found a van in collision with a male pedestrian, believed to be aged in his 70s.

The man was taken to hospital by air ambulance where his condition is unknown at this time.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:58 am  

A previous Labour cabinet member is joining the board of Heathrow Airport Holdings as a non-executive director.

A previous Labour cabinet member is joining the board of Heathrow Airport Holdings as a non-executive director.

Ruth Kelly, a former transport secretary is expected to bring her financial and political expertise to the team ahead of delivering the third runway.

The controversial decision to expand the airport was approved by Chris Grayling and faces a legal battle by a number of charities and authorities.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:46 am  

Philip Hammond’s claim of a big economic boost if Theresa’s May's Brexit deal is passed has been weakened.

Philip Hammond’s claim of a big economic boost if Theresa’s May's Brexit deal is passed has been weakened.

That’s according to the Office for Budget Responsibility which says improvements to the economy will only happen once a trade deal is in place with the EU.

The Chancellor and MP for Runnymede and Weybridge is hoping that a Brexit deal will aid him in ending austerity.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:20 am  

Hammersmith’s pop up spaces for small business owners is returning to the borough until August.

The council has teamed up with the Kings Mall shopping centre, to provide affordable rental space for over 20 entrepreneurs.

It’s hoped the scheme will create more affordable and flexible co-working hubs in the area for start-ups and existing traders.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:33 am  

It's understood images of self harm are still circulating on Instagram - a month after the social media platform promised to remove them.

The company is facing criticism after the death of 14 year old Molly Russell, who took her own life.

Assistant Head teacher Amy Sellars from Latymer Upper School in Hammersmith says the online world is one which parents struggle to monitor.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:31 am  

A man from Isleworth is missing.

A man from Isleworth is missing.

Duncan King was last seen in the area on Monday at lunch time.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:56 am  

Detectives are renewing appeals for information following a stabbing in Fulham

Emergency services were called following reports of a fight.

A man was found suffering from stab wounds.

He was initially tended to by members of the public.

He received further treatment from medical professionals but despite their efforts, he was pronounced dead at the scene.

His next of kin have been informed and he has been formally identified as 29-year-old Nathaniel Armstrong from the area.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:45 am  

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