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Saturday, 23 June 2018

A 60-year-old cyclist is in a critical condition in hospital following a collision with a car in Croydon


It happened in Whitehorse Road at the junction with Northbrook Road at around 6.15 this morning.

The driver of the dark coloured BMW failed to stop at the scene.

Officers are appealing for anyone with information to contact them on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:02 pm  

Young tennis players from a primary school in Fulham have won the 2018 London Youth Game tournament… beating 25 teams to the title

Four pupils from All Saints CofE primary represented Hammersmith and Fulham at the ‘mini orange’ event.

It was named after the lighter orange ball used in the junior version of the sport.

The year 5 and 6 stars took part in the games after triumphing in the primary schools’ tennis tournament in May.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:44 pm  

Organisers say more than 100,000 pro-EU supporters have taken part in a march, calling for a vote on the final Brexit deal

People from across the country travelled to London - on the second anniversary of the EU referendum.

Lib Dem leader and Twickenham MP Vince Cable was among those in the crowds.



Meanwhile a counter-protest has also been held in Westminster by hundreds of those in favour of leaving the European Union.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:17 pm  

Man guilty of Kingston acid attack

A man has been convicted of throwing a corrosive substance at a teenager in Kingston.

Donell Wilkins, aged 18, was found guilty yesterday at Kingston Crown Court

The offence was committed in Fife Road on 21 July 2017.

The 17-year-old male victim was taken to hospital, where he was treated for burns to his face and eye before being discharged.

Officers recognised Wilkins from CCTV footage.

He’ll be sentenced at Kingston Crown Court on Friday, 13 July.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:11 pm  

Twickenham MP on the march

Twickenham MP and Lib Dem leader Sir Vince Cable has joined thousands of pro-EU marchers are walking to Parliament today.

It’s exactly two years to the day after the country voted for Brexit.

Sir Vince thinks there have been big changes since we voted and wants a referendum on any deal struck.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:09 pm  

Former Hounslow mayor breaks fundraising record

The former Mayor of Hounslow, Sue Sampson, has broken a fundraising record in the borough for two charities.

Over £74 ,000 will be split between The Pink Ribbon Foundation which supports UK breast cancer charities, and Refuge.

The latter supports women in and children suffering domestic violence.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

Dont put too much pressure on Murray, urges Henman

Former British tennis number one Tim Henman says fans shouldn't put too much pressure on Andy Murray if he plays at Wimbledon next month.

The two-time winner's still deciding on whether to compete - as he continues recovering from hip surgery.

Henman says it's impossible to know how successful that treatment's been.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:30 pm  

Southfields residents preparing for Wimbledon

With Wimbledon just over a week away, residents in Southfields are being issued parking permits for their vehicles.

These are to be displayed in a new event zone which will combine all existing parking zones and some areas not normally affected.

Controls will be in effect from 8.30 am to 8.30 pm to protect residents from an influx of cars driven by tennis fans.

Parking bays in some roads will be suspended.

Vehicles left in the wrong place could be ticketed or removed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

New office space to come to Wallington Library

A new office space is under development in the first floor of Wallington library.

It is a joint initiative with the The Borough of Sutton and the NHS Clinical Commissioning Group.

The new office space will be used for a Health and Social Care team that will work and support the residents of Wallington

The library will re-open in August.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:45 am  

Hounslow carers at Downing Street to mark Carers Week

Young carers from Hounslow have spent time at Downing Street as part of Carers Week 2018.

They were taken by Hammersmith-based Honeypot Children’s Charity, which is number 10’s charity of the year.

It supports carers and vulnerable children aged between 5 and 12.

Seven children from Hounslow went on the visit, on behalf of an estimated 2,000 carers in borough who are under 18.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:30 am  

Morden leisure centre "on track" for autumn opening

The new Morden Leisure Centre is on track to open this autumn.

The final stages of building work are getting underway.

The new complex in London Road will replace the old 1960s built Morden Park Pools.

It’ll feature a 25 metre, six-lane pool, a large studio with community space and a café.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:15 am  

New Malden florist campaign gains momentum

A campaign to restore a popular flower seller and her pitch in New Malden is gathering momentum.

The Fountain Pub car park has been home to florist Kelly for a number of years.

But she was evicted last month after the pub’s lease expired and chain Greene King vacated; the iconic landmark is now boarded up.

Residents say the site shouldn’t be empty and they’ve launched a campaign calling on the new owners to reinstate Kelly.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

Surrey buses' future to be decided

The future of Surrey’s buses will be decided at a meeting on Tuesday.

The Council is due to consider a report about awarding contracts.

The authority’s Mike Goodman says any changes will be for the benefit of residents.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:45 am  

Teenagers at court for Chessington stabbing

Two teenagers will appear in court today charged with the attempted murder of a boy in Chessington.

18 year old Harry Rawlings from Ewell and a 16 year old, who can’t be named, are also charged with making threats with an offensive weapon.

A 15 year old suffered a stab wound to the chest in Hunters Road in broad daylight on Wednesday.

The pair will appear at Wimbledon Magistrates’ this morning.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:28 am  

Wandsworth targets estate agent boards

Wandsworth Council wants to ban estate agent boards from six areas of the borough.

It’s asking the Secretary of State to stop the use of the boards which have been cluttering the streets.

The community services committee was told that agents have been using the boards as a means of additional advertising and leaving them up for longer periods than needed.

Town centres in Putney, Balham and Clapham Junction have been using similar powers to ban the signage since 2016.

Anyone breaching the rules would be liable to a fine of up to £2,500.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:16 am  

Spelthorne Council has opened a consultation with residents about a new leisure centre.

Leader of the Council, Ian Harvey, says maintenance costs on the existing centre are rising and it cannot provide the wide range of facilities required by ‘today’s health-conscious society.’

There’ll be a two-day drop in event at the current centre in Staines on Friday the 29th June and Saturday 30th June.

The deadline for returning the questionnaire online or by post is the 23rd of July.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:49 am  

Spelthorne leisure centre consultation opens

Spelthorne Council has opened a consultation with residents about a new leisure centre.

Leader of the Council, Ian Harvey, says maintenance costs on the existing centre are rising and it cannot provide the wide range of facilities required by ‘today’s health-conscious society.’

There’ll be a two-day drop in event at the current centre in Staines on Friday the 29th June and Saturday 30th June.

The deadline for returning the questionnaire online or by post is the 23rd of July.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:30 am  

Friday, 22 June 2018

Trains running through Croydon heavily disrupted due to incident

Trains running through Croydon are being heavily disrupted after a person was hit by a train in Purley.

A person was reportedly hit by a train near to Purley Oaks station at 8:30 this evening.

National Rail says the incident will cause services between London Victoria and Brighton and other stations south of London to be cancelled, delayed or revised until the the of the day.

Disruption is expected until the end of the day.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:37 pm  

An expanded Heathrow means people to the west of the airport could be forced to suffer noise from up to 38 arrivals before 5am

That’s according to Department for Transport figures.

Currently, people in SW London suffer noise from around 15 flights every morning before 6am when the airport is operating on westerlies.

Aircraft land in this direction for around two-thirds of the year.

A number of councils are joining forces to force a judicial review if the go ahead is given on Monday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Two teenagers have been charged with attempted murder over a stabbing in Chessington on Wednesday

18 year old Harry Rawlings from Ewell and a 16 year old, who can’t be named, are also charged with making threats with an offensive weapon.

A 15 year old boy suffered a stab wound to the chest in Hunters Road in broad daylight.

They’ll appear at Wimbledon Magistrates’ tomorrow.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:10 pm  

More than 60 knives have been handed in in Battersea as part of a knife amnesty



A “drop bin” in Lavender Hill has seen 69 varied knives as well as 60 rounds of ammunition deposited.

Amnesty bins have popped up across London in a bid to try and put a stop to knife related crime.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Dead rat prompts desperate calls to Kingston Council to help end fly-tipping in Tolworth once and for all


People living and working in Broadoaks, a trade alley that runs behind Tolworth Broadway, say the recent find proves that the fly-tip situation is out of hand.

They're calling on Kingston Council to issue all tenants with a letter explaining how to dispose of rubbish and to impose strict fines on those who continually flout the law.



One woman, who asked not to be named, says part of the the problem lies with people who were renting flats above the shops and have no means of getting rid of large items like sofas and mattresses.

She wants the onus to be on the landlords, who she claims sometimes don't realise they are responsible for not just their property, but the road directly outside of it where rubbish accumulates.

Another resident who wanted to be known as Richard says another problem is people coming from other areas specifically to dump rubbish, or fly tip.

Residents and businesses have taken to having annual clean ups, but say they are "losing heart" as the area never stays rubbish free for very long.



Last week, they asked the Council to contact Poundland about its waste disposal, after a rat was spotted near overflowing bins.

At the time, 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 @ 4:30 pm  

Epsom is to lose its beloved House of Fraser

The company has this afternoon been given approval by creditors to close 31 stores.

6,000 jobs will go nationwide.

Epsom Council says it will work closely with House of Fraser management to support people in the borough losing their roles.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

A unique flag has been raised in Croydon to mark the UK’s inaugural Windrush Day

Today marks 70 years since the ship Empire Windrush arrived at Tilbury Docks in 1948 carrying 492 citizens from the Caribbean.

These passengers blazed a trail for thousands more, who would travel from across what was then the British Empire.

Councillor Tony Newman, leader of the council said: “The Windrush generation came to Britain to help the country rebuild after the war.

Their contribution to almost every aspect of our national life has been incalculable, and it is right we should celebrate that.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

A former Mayor of Hounslow who helped set up the UK’s first women’s refuge has died at the age of 92

James Duffy gave his support to Chiswick Women’s Aid in the 1970s, which later became the global charity Refuge.

Duffy served as a councillor in Bedfont ward during the 70s and 70s, and spent a year as a Mayor from 1978.

A minute’s silence will be held at the Borough Council Meeting next week for both Duffy and the recently deceased Councillor Peter Carey.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

UK Robotic Week has been launched, and it’s emerged one in five brits believe we’re already co-existing with robots

Furthemore, almost a quarter believe there should be limits on the number of hours they can work, to protect their wellbeing.

Jackie's Luke Williams spoke to Professor Guang Zhong Yang from Imperial College London.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:12 pm  

Hogarth’s House in Chiswick is to temporarily close to the public soon.

Hogarth’s House in Chiswick is to temporarily close to the public soon.

It’s to enable contractors to carry out restoration work as part of a £2 million Lottery funded project.

Repairs are to be carried out on the ceiling and fireplace inside the house to allow the re-opening of the first floor.
The historic House will shut next Friday and reopen to the public in late August.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:16 pm  

The Fountain Pub in New Malden could be left derelict until the end of the summer

The iconic landmark was closed by owners Greene King at the start of the month amidst claims it won’t be renewing its lease.

But residents claim the site is already falling into decay and adding to a growing number of empty shops in the High Street.

They’re also calling for a popular florist to be re-instated after she was evicted due to the closure.

Kingston Council says it will be monitoring the site to ensure it is being maintained.

A planning application to build 40 flats on the site is currently being evaluated, but a result won’t be known for a number of weeks.

Greene Kings says "We operated it on a leasehold basis and as we don’t own the land it wouldn’t be appropriate for us to comment."
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:58 am  

Kingston Hospital wants your pictures

Anyone who has had a baby there over the last 70 years is being asked to share their memories.

The site is marking 70 years of the NHS with a special exhibition at the Rose Theatre.

The hospital began life as a workhouse in 1836 before being turned into a hospital formally in 1902.

The NHS will celebrate its 70th year on July the 5th.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:04 am  

Thousands of jobs could be at risk as aerospace firm Airbus says it could leave the UK if Theresa May doesn't get a Brexit deal with the EU

Downing Street says it doesn't expect this.

The Prime Minister's cabinet's still very divided on Brexit.

Chancellor, and Runnymede and Weybridge MP Philip Hammond, used a speech last night to set the record straight on comments made by the foreign secretary Boris Johnson.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:08 am  

A business woman from West Byfleet has been shortlisted for a National Business Award

Lynn Gibson is one of the finalists for the SME Business woman of the year.

She started Gibson Hewitt, a business recovery and insolvency company, in West Byfleet 30 years ago.

The award ceremony will take place in December at Wembley Stadium.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:09 am  

A pilot lettings agency has been set up by Croydon Council to try and help stop homelessness in the borough

The Croydon Lettings Agency is training potential tenants in a number of areas, such as financial management and budgeting advice.

The Council says landlords are also at an advantage with the scheme as they’ll pay no charges to them unlike with high street letting agents
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:39 am  

Wimbledon face Fleetwood in League One opener

Brentford begin the new Championship football season with a match against Rotherham United at Griffin Park on August 4th.

QPR begin their campaign away to Preston while in League One AFC Wimbledon travel to Fleetwood for their opener.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:38 am  

Thursday, 21 June 2018

The new Defence and National Rehabilitation Centre has been officially opened by the Duke of Cambridge.

Stanford Hall in Loughborough replaces Headley Court, which was in need of a massive, costly refurb if it was to stay open.

Speaking at the event, Prince William said the site will carry on the brilliant work helping those injured while serving in conflict.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:46 pm  

Police investigating a violent disorder at Strawberry Hill station have released a CCTV image of a man they wish to question.



On the 18th of February, a fight erupted on board a South Western Railway's service travelling between Twickenham and Strawberry Hill.

During the fight, a man produced a knife and stabbed the victim multiple times.

Paramedics and police attended and the victim was taken to hospital but his injuries were not life threatening.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:42 pm  

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan says he’ll join a legal challenge against Heathrow's third runway if it is approved by Parliament.

Four councils, including Richmond as well as Greenpeace, will seek a judicial review if the plans are given the go ahead.

Mr Khan campaigned against expansion when he was MP for Tooting.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:17 pm  

A first floor flat has been destroyed by fire in Hounslow.

The blaze on the Redwood estate was reported just before 9am.

One man managed to escape before the brigade arrived.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:06 pm  

Charlie Gard's parents say they'll continue for a law in memory of their son

Lucy Mayer reports.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:08 pm  

A man is believed to have died during an incident in Mayfair.

Albemarle Street has been closed by police near the Royal Institution.

There were initial concerns the victim may have been exposed to a poison. Specialist officers attended but found no evidence of this and there are no other reports of anyone else taken ill.

The air ambulance attended the scene and has now left.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:11 pm  

Rare squirrel spotted in Banstead



Nature lovers are being urged to keep their eyes peeled.

A rare albino squirrel has been spotted in Banstead.

The odds of seeing one are just 1 in 100,000.

Pic Credit: Matthew Throup
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

South Western Railway commuters faced more delays this morning



It’s after a smouldering sleeper was spotted on the tracks between Twickenham and Barnes.

A problem with a level crossing also contributed to the delays during the rush hour.

Meanwhile, a hole opened up on Upper Halliford station's platform 2 this afternoon (pictured above), with delays for those using the service this afternoon as well.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

The Grenfell resident who first raised the alarm about last year's fire says nearly everyone in the block was worried about a recent refurbishment

Uber driver Behailu Kebede has told the inquiry into the disaster that air had been coming through gaps in his new kitchen window.

Yesterday, it was revealed the sealant used to plug the holes was flammable.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:13 pm  

A Twickenham based lawyer is challenging the Government’s decision to give Heathrow the green light for expansion

Neil Spurrier has launched a judicial review against a planned third runway.

He says grounds including intolerable noise should be addressed.

He also claims the Secretary of State for Transport is biased in favour of Heathrow.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:06 pm  

It's not good news for the British tennis number one at the Queen's Club Championships

From there, Dave Luddy's got the latest.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:36 pm  

Headley Court's replacement is unveiled by the Prime Minister and Prince William

The new Defence and National Rehabilitation Centre has been officially opened by the Duke of Cambridge and Theresa May.

Stanford Hall in Loughborough replaces Headley Court, which was in need of a massive, costly refurb if it was to stay open.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

Healthcare bosses will meet this evening to discuss the future of Epsom and St Helier hospitals

Members of three SW London Clinical Commissioning Groups will attend the event at NHS Merton’s offices in Wimbledon Broadway.

Campaigners claim they’re meeting in order to press ahead with plans to remove acute services and replace them with a new hospital in Sutton.

But Epsom’s MP Chris Grayling maintains this is not on the cards.

The meeting takes place at 6 o'clock.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

A number of events are taking place in Wandsworth to mark Clean Air Day today

Officials say that more people need to be actively aware and involved in lowering pollution.

The council will be outside the TK Maxx in Tooting on Saturday, encouraging people to leave their cars at home.

Meanwhile, parents will be asked not to leave engines idling while they wait to pick up their children.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:34 pm  

Today marks two years since the murder of a footballer in Battersea, and police are no nearer to catching his killer

Matthew Kitandwe, who played for Uganda's youth team, was found injured in the communal area of a block of flats in Wayford Street.

His mother, who had been waiting in a car outside, was the first on the scene after seeing the suspects follow him into the building.

The 18 year old died at the scene.

Eight people were arrested but released without charge and a reward of £10,000 still stands.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:24 pm  

Richmond is celebrating #WorldCleanAirDay

Richmond’s transport councillor is advising people to stop using their car.

Alexander Ehmann is suggesting to “get on a board, a bike or go on a walk” to contribute to a better air quality.

Visitors can find the Clean Air Day stand outside Richmond station until 4 o’clock.

An electric car is also on display in Lower George street for the occasion.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:49 pm  

Around 100 paddle-boarders will ride the Thames this evening 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 @ 2:30 pm  

Putney’s MP says the Government has lost a minister “unnecessarily”

Justine Greening's Tweeted it’s wrong that Greg Hands had to resign over Heathrow.

She’s campaigning for the Conservatives to be given a free vote on the matter.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Police issue CCTV following stabbing on board a train at Strawberry Hill



Detectives investigating a stabbing on a train to Strawberry Hill have released CCTV images of the suspect they’re hunting.

A large fight erupted on board a South Western Railway's service travelling from Twickenham one night in February.

The victim was stabbed multiple times and sprayed with a noxious
substance; his injuries were not life threatening.

Officers have been unable to trace the man responsible.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:30 pm  

MP for Chelsea and Fulham quits as international trade minister over plans for the expansion of Heathrow Airport.

Greg Hands says he made the decision after it was made clear that Tory MPs wouldn't have a free vote in Monday's Commons debate.

He's made the announcement on World Clean Air Day.

Political editor Faisal Islam has been reading a tweet, in which he announced his resignation.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:55 pm  

One of Theresa May's top team has quit over the plans to expand Heathrow Airport.

One of Theresa May's top team has quit over the plans to expand Heathrow Airport.

Trade minister and Chelsea and Fulham MP Greg Hands is unhappy at the government backing proposals for a third runway.

The Cabinet approved the expansion plans earlier this month after years of wranglings and delays.

A Downing Street spokesman says:

"Greg Hands has served the government with great ability and distinction over several years, and we thank him for all of his work.

This government is committed to expanding airport capactiy at Heathrow; this is an important decision which will play a crucial role in securing the future of Global Britain"
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:14 pm  

A woman from Clapham is recovering after being attacked by a fox while she slept

22 year old Jodie Nailard was attacked on Sunday after the animal snuck in through her patio doors.

Her boyfriend threw pillows at the animal to keep it away before rushing her to hospital.

She was taken to hospital for two days while she was vaccinated against rabies, tetanus and polio.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:24 am  

A 15 year old boy is in a critical condition after being stabbed in Chessington

Police were called to Hunters Road at 5.30 yesterday evening to reports that the teenager had suffered a stab wound to the chest.

It was allegedly caused by a fight over a bicycle.

If you have any information, contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:10 am  

Tudor jousting will return to Hampton Court Palace next month.

The sport favoured by King Henry VIII, involved Knights and Lords battling it out on horseback.

Out of some 60 properties, Hampton Court was the King’s favourite, and jousting was a regular feature.

This year’s two day tournament will take place over the weekend of July the 14th and 15th.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:37 am  

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Surbiton schoolgirl to front charity campaign

A Surbiton schoolgirl, who suffers from the rare skin disorder Epidermolysis Bulosa, has been chosen by the charity Cure EB to front a fundraising and awareness campaign.

Six-year-old Poppy Gee will be the ambassador for the #EBpop campaign.

EB is one of the most painful and distressing genetic disorders a child can be born with.

Protein that help in healing skin are missing so a child’s skin cannot repair itself when it’s damaged.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:04 pm  

Celta Vigo Fulham

Fulham will host Celta Vigo in their final pre-season fixture ahead of the Premier League campaign.

It will see a return to SW6 for Jozabed who left the Whites a year ago.

The game will be on August 4th.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:52 pm  

Kingston Council will release its annual public health report tomorrow about air pollution.

The aim of the report called ‘clearing the air’ is to make clear where air pollution comes from and things people can do to lessen the impact.

Tomorrow is also national clean air day.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:51 pm  

Residents in Croydon are being given extra tips to keep their homes safe during summer.

Residents in Croydon are being given extra tips to keep their homes safe during summer.

The Safer Croydon Partnership is advising people to keep the windows closed and belongings away from sight.

They say simple measures can deter opportunist thieves to take action and keep people safe.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:20 pm  

England's Mark Stoneman has withdrawn from Surrey's side for their match with Somerset because of family reasons.

England's Mark Stoneman has withdrawn from Surrey's side for their match with Somerset because of family reasons.

The 30-year-old opener had been set to play in their County Championship fixture today.

A post on Surrey's Twitter page says Stoneman would be absent "until further notice".
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:19 pm  

50 children received the “good citizenship award 2018” in Croydon last night.

50 children received the “good citizenship award 2018” in Croydon last night.

The council celebrated the achievement of pupils from 25 different primary schools.

Their efforts to fight against anti bullying and caring for the eco-system made them good role models at school.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:35 pm  

Chris Grayling the Epsom MP and transport secretary has narrowly survived a Commons vote of no confidence with 305 votes to 285.

Chris Grayling the Epsom MP and transport secretary has narrowly survived a Commons vote of no confidence with 305 votes to 285.

After weeks of chaos for thousands of Northern rail and Govia Thameslink passengers, Labour called on the Prime Minister to replace him.

Paul McGuinnes, Chair of the No 3rd Runway Coalition says

“What is happening in the Department for Transport would seem to be a masterclass in how to make mistakes happen.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:34 pm  

Two men from Wandsworth have been jailed after robbing a woman while on a scooter
.
They rode up to the woman in Streatham Vale in mid-February, snatching her handbag and pulling her to the ground.

They used her card multiple times before she was able to cancel it.

Recco Williams and Reuben Blakeway have been jailed for a total of seven years.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:08 am  

UPDATE: South Western Railway has apologised after it closed Twickenham station last night leaving almost 80,000 Rolling Stones fans stranded

The company says a points failure at Waterloo was to blame and told those waiting to walk to Richmond to get a bus.

However, many of the buses refused to let passengers board for fears of overcrowding.

Jackie’s Lucy Mayer was one of those caught up in the chaos.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:11 am  

Scientists in Teddington have found a new use for the one million kilometres of undersea telecoms cables

NPL have collaborated with teams in Malta and Italy to use the wires to detect earthquakes.

Previously, sea-based tremors required expensive sensors to measure, but the new method drastically reduces costs.

Lead Researcher Giuseppe Marra says since most of the Earth is water, this will give us new insights into its inner workings.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:37 am  

The Police and Crime Commissioner says transit sites providing temporary stopping places for travellers must start in Surrey

David Munro believes it’s the ideal response to recent unauthorised encampments across the county.

Mr Munro has been in contact with Surrey Police in areas where encampments are a problem such as Cobham, Woking, Spelthorne and Guildford.

He is writing to MPs and councillors in Surrey to ask for their support for transit sites.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:42 am  

Local Plan Spelthorne

People in Spelthorne have 6 more days to suggest their ideas for a new Local plan.

It will set out how much development is needed in the borough for the next 15 years.

The plan will contain policies for deciding planning application and allocated sites for housing and employment development.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 am  

Murray in doubt for Wimbledon after Queen's loss

Andy Murray admits he's not yet certain he'll play at Wimbledon next month.

He was knocked out in the first round at the Queen's Club tennis Championships on his return from hip surgery.

Murray lost in three sets to Nick Kyrgios.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:58 am  

New Walking and Cycling Champion announced in Richmond

A new walking and cycling champion has been announced is Richmond.

Councillor Gareth Richard is promoting safer environment-friendly way to travel with new infrastructures and trainings.

He says it is beneficial to the environment as well as for people’s health and well-being.

The decision leads up to Clean Air day on Thursday to tackle the challenges of the air quality in London.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:54 am  

Daughter of pancreatic cancer sufferer from Kingston speaks out

Just 3% of patients with the most common type of pancreatic cancer will survive for at least five years after diagnosis.

Fewer than one in five English patients live for a year after diagnosis.

Researchers are calling for better processes to make sure it's picked up earlier and more surgery to improve survival rates.

Jo Smith who is from Kingston lost her mum to the disease in 2014 after 5 months of being diagnosed.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:22 am  

Chaos in Richmond as a result of cancelled trains



Passengers have been left standard after a broken down train caused huge delays and cancellations last night.

The chaos could be felt into Richmond where huge swathes of commuters were left walking the streets trying to cram busses.

Trains from Waterloo to Clapham Junction were suspended.

The disruption meant some 80,000 Rolling Stones fans who had been at Twickenham Stadium, were left stranded.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:18 am  

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

A 52-year-old man has gone missing from Wandsworth



Andrew Claringbould was last heard from today at 5pm by a family member.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:32 pm  

A Surrey police officer who stopped a man from committing suicide has been nominated in The Police Bravery Awards

Temp Sgt James Lampard was called out to the Ashley Centre in Epsom last June following reports of a man about to jump from the roof.

He built up a rapport with the man and managed to get close enough to grab him and gently pull him back from the edge.

The awards, which honours officers who have performed outstanding acts of bravery while on or off duty, takes place in July.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:24 pm  

Mitcham Cricket Club are calling for complete ownership of their pavilion, to save it from demolition

They say current owners Phoenix investments have refused to recognise their long standing lease on the building.

They further accuse the group of wanting them to cease to exist so they can build on their grounds.
We’ve contacted Phoenix for comment.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:39 pm  

Surrey police are trying to identify 3 men who robbed a Co-op shop in Knaphill



The trio of black males were caught on CCTV early on Saturday June 9th.

Police would also like to identify the driver of a black saloon which drove along Victoria Road on that day to review their dashcam on the car.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:37 pm  

The MP for Streatham has pledged to “put pressure” on Thames Water after a damning assessment by Ofwat

The water regulator has ordered them to produce a report on their handling of the “Beast from the East” problems.

They say that their actions were under-resourced and slow.

Chuka Umunna says he wants to “ensure that this shambles never happens again”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:04 pm  

Richmond Park’s MP Zac Goldsmith is urging the Government to condemn the persecution faced by some Muslims

The Ahmadiyya Muslim community has been subject to various forms of discrimination since the movement started in 1889.

The group set up the capital’s first Islamic place of worship, The London Mosque, in Southfields in 1926.

The Baitul Futuh, Western Europe’s largest Mosque, was also set up by the Ahmadis in Morden in 2003.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:03 pm  

Officers attended the reservoir on Squires Bridge Road on Saturday 8th June to find a sheep had been killed with a sharp implement.

Officers attended the reservoir on Squires Bridge Road on Saturday 8th June to find a dead sheep in the River Ash.

The sheep had been killed with a sharp implement then thrown into the river.

Surrey police are asking anyone who may have seen anything suspicious last Friday or Saturday to contact them on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:42 pm  

There has been a fall in the number of rail passengers who are satisfied with their journeys.

There has been a fall in the number of rail passengers who are satisfied with their journeys.

The watchdog Transport Focus says the overall approval rating fell three points during the Spring compared with last year.

The overall satisfaction figures for the Heathrow Express are at 95% and South Western Railway is at 80%.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:19 pm  

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 @ 2:07 pm  

A survey has been commissioned to assess parking in Ashford town centre.

A survey has been commissioned to assess parking in Ashford town centre.

The results will help the council to understand people’s need within the area.

Some concerns have been raised about commuters parking in residential streets.

A further survey will be conducted to address the issues and measure the impact of any changes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:06 pm  

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  

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