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Saturday, 6 October 2018

Inquiry into May's severe disruptions on Thameslink and Southeastern publishes findings


The three-month inquiry into this spring’s transport disruptions on Thameslink and Southeastern services has concluded.

The Office for Rail and Road found that rail operator Govia Thameslink was not properly aware of or prepared for the problems in rolling out their new timetable this May, and they did not do enough to provide accurate information to passengers when major disruption occurred.

The operator cancelled up to 470 scheduled trains each weekday during the disruption.

The transport secretary, Epsom and Ewell MP Chris Grayling, said the railway “needs reform to prioritise its passenger
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:30 pm  

Defeat for Quins at home in Twickenham as Saracens make it five for five

Saracens came from behind to maintain their 100 percent start to the rugby union Premiership season.

The champions made it five wins from five with a 25-20 victory against Harlequins at the Stoop.

Quins had been in the lead until the 70th minute. They said it was “A great battle out there tonight”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:49 pm  

Blood stocks at St George’s in Tooting are running seriously low

The NHS Blood and Transplant service says the levels are below expected for this time of year at a number of centres nationwide.

There is a need for all donors but particularly donors with O negative, B negative, and Ro blood.

Over 200,000 blood donors are needed every year to meet demand.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:51 pm  

Detectives are continuing to appeal for information following a “targeted attack” in Feltham

A 24 year old man was found stabbed on Southern Avenue on Wednesday.

He was taken to a central London hospital where his injuries were found to be non-life threatening.

If you have any information, contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:06 pm  

A crowdfunding campaign to raise money for a burgled charity shop in Whitton has raised over £900

Among the donations was £42 from Strawberry Hill preschool.

£800 was stolen from Shooting Star Chase on Tuesday evening.

The investigation into the burglary is ongoing.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:03 pm  

Older people in Richmond are being urged to make sure they are “cold weather ready.”

The council’s annual “Coldbuster” grant is available to residents over the age of 60 and those on a low income.

The money is used to help vulnerable people through the winter months with things like loft insulation and boiler installations.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:21 pm  

A remarkable 4 year old boy from Tolworth wants to raise awareness about a charity that helped him

Dhillon Manku was born 8 weeks prematurely, and had to be kept in an incubator in a specialised unit at Kingston Hospital.

He now wants to do a sponsored swim to buy a new incubator to contribute to the 'Born too Soon' charity.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:09 am  

A woman from Kingston has triumphed over a man who allegedly stole her bike, by stealing it back off of him.

The woman’s £700 bike was stolen in July, and she saw it on sale on Gumtree a few days later.

The police advised her to contact the seller, but reportedly said they were too busy to offer assistance.

When she took the bike for a test ride, she cycled off.

However, when she gave the man’s details to police, they apparently said it was her word against his.

No arrests have been made.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:04 am  

A memorial garden has opened in Battersea to commemorate a former Fire Brigade Watch Manager

Wayne Richards died suddenly two years ago.

He was a prominent member of the Kings Cross Steelers, the first gay inclusive Rugby Union Club.

The garden at the fire station was officially opened on Wednesday by the London Fire Brigade Commissioner.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:04 am  

Wandsworth school business manager is sentenced for theft.

The former business manager of a school in Wandsworth has been jailed for stealing more than £220,000.

Kirsty Holmes worked at Battersea Park School from January 2009 until late 2011. The school has since closed.

An audit after her departure showed that 15 cheques had been paid out without any corresponding invoices.

They were cashed by friends of Holmes and her partner, Sunday Kalu, and the money was later deposited into their accounts.

The two were both sentenced to three and a half years in prison at Kingston Crown Court.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:15 am  

Today marks Ham Parade Market’s first anniversary

It was set up by residents trying to save the area’s shops from closure.

It was hoped the not for profit market would boost the numbers of people visiting the area as well as morale.

Founder Matt Georges says it’s so far working out well.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 am  

Friday, 5 October 2018

A man from Croydon has been jailed after pleading guilty to firearms offences



Aaron Prince’s property was searched in August where officers discovered a small pistol alongside 50 rounds of ammunition in his bedroom.

A quantity of drugs, cash and a stun gun were also found around his flat.

The 29-year-old has been sentenced to five years in prison.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:16 pm  

Asian hornets have been found in Surrey for the first time

The invasive predators, thought to have come from continental Europe, have been spotted in Guildford.

Two nests discovered in Hampshire have also been destroyed.

The hornet is known to be particularly aggressive towards bees.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:06 pm  

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson says they would be interested in making a move for Ruben Loftus-Cheek - IF he became available

The midfielder earned a place at the World Cup with England following an impressive loan spell at Selhurst Park last season.

But he's been left out of the latest national team squad due to a lack of playing time back at Chelsea.

Hodgson's a big admirer.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:49 pm  

It looks like Kingston Council will have overspent by almost £4 million when the financial year ends in April

This is 3.1% of the overall budget of £123m.

But it excludes the money ring fenced for housing and schools.

The authority says tough decisions will be needed to bring this year’s budget back on track and to set a balanced budget for 2019/20.

Overall, the council needs to save £22m in this financial year and says it is working hard to recover the current forecast overspend.

Of the £22m savings, bosses say some are currently at risk of not being delivered.

They’ve confirmed that savings already started don’t tackle the £11m deficit in the special educational needs and disability schools budget.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:17 pm  

The Windrush generation is being celebrated in Croydon as part of this year’s Black History Month

Windrush was the name of the ship which carried Caribbean immigrants to the UK in 1948.

They helped to shape social, cultural and political life after WWII.

Croydon Windrush History is a competition for the area’s pupils where they can submit art, drama and poetry about the subject.

Black History Month runs throughout October.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:15 pm  

Investigations are continuing following a stabbing in Feltham

Officers were called to a house in Southern Avenue in the early hours of Wednesday.

They found a 24-year-old man suffering from multiple stab injuries.

He was taken to hospital where his injuries were deemed non-life threatening.

No arrests have been made.

Anyone with information should call Police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

A man from Wandsworth who tricked four men into having sex with him in the belief that he was a female has been convicted



Duarte Xavier was convicted earlier at Kingston Crown Court of six counts of causing a male aged 13 or over to engage in sexual activity.

The 34 year old had pleaded not guilty at an earlier hearing; he’ll be sentenced next month.

The court heard that Xavier was a liar and fantasist who carried out his crimes over several years.

He would use online dating websites to masquerade as a female named ‘Ana’, sending provocative pictures to heterosexual men.

They were fooled by his online persona into meeting for sex.

When they agreed to meet for sex ‘Ana’ would set a series of conditions, including that the victim must wear a blindfold for the duration of the encounter and were not allowed to touch in return.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:45 pm  

Two students from Burntwood School have won the very first Tooting Streetfood Challenge.



They will get a chance to launch their taco business at Tooting Market.

The Tooting Street Food challenge was launched in June by the council’s Lifelong Learning team, who chose Tooting because it has become one of London’s top foodie destinations.

It has offered young people a unique opportunity to develop a business idea and put their entrepreneurial skills into practice.

Teams from Burntwood School, Chestnut Grove Academy, Ernest Bevin College, Nightingale Academy and Southfields Academy, received coaching and mentoring from professionals in the hospitality industry.

Tooting was named as a top destination by Lonely Planet last year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Keira Knightley has revealed she had a mental breakdown following her sudden rise to fame at the age of 22

The 33 year old who was born and raised in Teddington, was also diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder.

Speaking to Hollywood Reporter, she’s described feeling "worthless" after starring in Pirates of the Caribbean and Love Actually.

At one point she said she was unable to leave her house for three months and she had to have therapy to recover.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

People living on Battersea’s Doddington and Rollo Estates are to get a chance to shape the future of a square at the heart of their community



A community group called Doddington Together successfully applied for a quarter of a million pounds from the Wandsworth Local Fund to upgrade the square, make it feel safer, improve pedestrian routes, replace the paving and create a space for community activities and events.

Now, Wandsworth Council is consulting with residents to get their view on how the improved square should look.

There was a public meeting earlier this week, and comments can also be made via an online form.

The survey closes on November the 4th, the results with be analysed and the council’s design team will come up with three options which people can vote on.

The winning design will be chosen in March and submitted for approval.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Tasty sausage and mash was on the menu for the launch of the new Sands End luncheon club in Fulham last week



It went down a treat with the guests.

The luncheon club is the first new project to kick off at the Sands End Community Kitchen.

It's after the community, led by SEAPIA (Sands End Associated Projects in Action), ran a successful crowdfunding campaign to raise money for the new kitchen.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

The busy Purley Way was closed off yesterday evening following reports of an unexploded World War II bomb

Police were called at around 5 o’clock to Imperial Way.

The ordinance was taken away to be inspected and safely detonated.

Chelsea Embankment was also brought to a standstill yesterday afternoon following a similar report there.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

HGVs could be banned from a part of Wandsworth

People who live around the Common are being encouraged share their views on the proposed ban for vehicles weighing over 7.5 tonnes.

The council says they would be prohibited from entering residential streets.

The ban would also stop roads like Garratt Lane being used as a cut through.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

A man wanted in connection with an alleged hate crime in Thames Ditton has handed himself in

Police issued an appeal surrounding an incident on a bus in September.

Officers have not said whether or not the man has been charged with any offence.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:11 pm  

"One long-haul passenger is month is killed by a blood clot within moments of landing at Heathrow"

John Bulstead, a consultant at Ashford Hospital, has made the claim.

The A&E consultant says he has studied the records of patients suffering from flying-related pulmonary embolisms.

The British Travel Health Association says there are around 2,500 cases reported to them each year but they are not always fatal.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:07 am  

Christmas will be coming to Ham this year.

Christmas will be coming to Ham this year.

It’s thanks to Ham Market, which celebrates its first birthday tomorrow.

The original aim of the not-for-profit market was to encourage people back to the area’s shops to help save them from closure.

But, as founder Matt Georges explains, its success means there is now room for extra festivities as a result.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:05 am  

A stray cat has ended up in a glue trap after wandering into a house in Isleworth

The homeowners took Walter to the RSPCA’s animal hospital in Putney after finding him inside.

Walter's paws were covered in strong glue after he got caught in the trap which is intended for mice.

He ended up stuck with a cardboard box wrapped around his chest.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:59 am  

Following Nick Compton's decision to retire from cricket, we'll look back at his career

Former England batsman Nick Compton retired from cricket yesterday at the age of 35.

Compton played 16 Tests between November 2012 and June 2016, scoring 775 runs, including two centuries in successive Tests against New Zealand.

He made his first-class debut for Middlesex in 2004 and spent nine years with the county during two spells, either side of a five-year stay at Somerset.

Compton was part of the Middlesex side that won the County Championship in 2016.

Here's his interview with Jackie's Simone Halfin.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:57 am  

Heathrow’s security officer Laura Hudson has reportedly been sacked for failing to disclose a relationship she had with a criminal.

Heathrow’s security officer Laura Hudson has allegedly been sacked for failing to disclose a relationship she had with a convicted criminal.

The report comes after police raided the home of her partner Emmanuel de Silva.

He was convicted of conspiracy to supply cocaine and ecstasy in March 2016.

She is apparently now planning to sue the Home Office for sexual discrimination and unfair dismissal.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:03 am  

Strike Info

London Waterloo is at the epicentre of two different strikes today.

Aslef members on the central line are walking out for 24 hours in a row over industrial relations.

This will also affect the Waterloo and City line.

Meanwhile, South Western Railway are holding a 48 hour strike, which will also affect services out of the station.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:03 am  

Richmond Council has handed a community group in Whitton £8,000 to help it develop a green space.

Richmond Council has handed a community group in Whitton £8,000 to help it develop a green space.

The money from the community fund will transform the area around SS Philip and James Church.

This is the first successful bid for the grant in the Whitton area.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:04 am  

Surrey Stars all-rounder gets England women's call-up

Surrey Stars all-rounder Sophia Dunkley is among three uncapped players named in England’s squad for next month’s women’s World T20 tournament in the Caribbean.

The 20-year-old earned the call-up after an exceptional season in the Kia Super League.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:01 am  

Chelsea gain hard fought Europa League win

Chelsea had to work hard before eventually securing a 1-nil win over Hungarian side Videoton in their Europa League game at Stamford Bridge.

Alvaro Morata scored for the Blues in the 70th minute.

Boss Mauricio Sarri says the visitors employed an effective system.


The Blues next assignment is a trip to Southampton in the Premier League on Sunday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:12 am  

Thursday, 4 October 2018

Hundreds of thousands of Tube passengers are facing disrupted journeys tomorrow after talks to avoid a strike collapsed

Aslef members on the Central Line will walk out for 24 hours in a row over industrial relations.

That will bring a stop to all services on the line and will also affect journeys on the Waterloo and City section.

That coincides with a 48 hour strike by South Western Railway, which will affect national rail trains out of Waterloo.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:03 pm  

A man has been arrested after allegedly pouring a drink over a child in a Burger King in Feltham

Police have just released details of the incident on Tuesday evening.

An 18 year old man was arrested on suspicion of assault and a public order offence.

Anyone with any information can contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

Chelsea Embankment was closed earlier due to suspected World War Two ordinance

Police were called around 4.30 this afternoon and a cordon was put in place.

However, it was found not to be an explosive after all.

All roads have now reopened.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:03 pm  

It looks like the school places crisis in Kingston isn’t going to get any better over the next decade

Barratt Homes has released data that claims secondary schools in the area will be 11% over capacity by 2027.

The borough currently ranks 25th in the list of 32 London authorities for the number of secondary school places available.

The study also claims over 2,000 primary school students will have to swap boroughs at age 11 in order to continue their education.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

£800 has been stolen from a charity shop in Whitton High Street

Shooting Star Chase Children’s hospices’ safe and till was targeted on Tuesday night.

Forensics couldn't lift prints, but the charity is appealing for nearby businesses who have CCTV to come forward.

The charity offers support and provides palliative care to families with children who are not expected to reach the age of 19 because of illness, genetic conditions or incurable disease
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

A man has been stabbed in Feltham

Officers were called to a house in Southern Avenue in the early hours of yesterday.

They found a 24-year-old man suffering from multiple stab injuries.

He was taken to hospital where his injuries were deemed non-life threatening.

No arrests have been made.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

An Uber driver from Croydon has been jailed for 14 months after he live streamed footage which showed him beating his wife

38 year old Rahman Ullah repeatedly struck 34 year-old estranged wife Raja with the heel of his shoe.

The father of two filmed it so his relatives in Pakistan could watch.

He pleaded guilty to assaulting his wife, causing actual bodily harm, at their former matrimonial home in Croydon on May the 9th.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:56 pm  

The widow of the police officer killed during the Westminster terrorist attack says she’s pleased the coroner “noted failings” regarding the Met Police at the inquest

Michelle Palmer has criticised the force after it was revealed at the inquest that there were "shortcomings" in security systems.

This could have meant it was "possible" to prevent the death of her husband PC Keith Palmer at the gates of Westminster Palace.

Mr Palmer was one of 5 people killed when Khalid Masood drove his car at pedestrians in March last year.

75 year old former window cleaner Leslie Rhodes, of Clapham, was also among the victims which included tourists.

The coroner concluded they were unlawfully killed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

A Grenfell Tower survivor claims there would have been enough time to get people out when it first started

Miguel Alves has been giving evidence to the public inquiry, saying it was clear early on that the blaze couldn't be stopped.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:08 pm  

A man from Wandsworth who roamed the streets on the back of a moped targeting couriers has been jailed for over 5 years



20 year old Kymani Goldson pleaded guilty to two counts of robbery when he appeared at Isleworth Crown Court.

He also pleaded guilty to dangerous driving, driving with no insurance and possession of a bladed article.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

Court rules all six Heathrow 3rd runway challenges can go to a full hearing

The Courts of Justice have today ruled that all six legal challenges brought against the Government's decision in June to back a third runway at Heathrow can go to a full hearing.

The hearing will be over two weeks in March in front of two judges.

Today’s judge is looking to see what elements of the cases he can combine to avoid duplication.

Here's HACAN chair John Stewart.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:31 pm  

The Greeno Centre in Shepperton has been granted planning permission for a ground floor extension

The increase in space will allow for the expansion of The Opal Group, which is held daily from 10am to 3pm for people with additional support needs.

The Centre provides a range of services and activities designed to promote mental and physical well-being.

Councillor Ian Harvey says ‘we are re-investing our money in services for our community, which is what a council should be all about’.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:29 pm  

A legal challenge will be heard at the High Court today to try to prevent the expansion of #Heathrow Airport

The government has given its backing to the building of a third runway there.

But opponents say the plans don't deal with the impact on air quality, climate change, noise and congestion.

Shadow chancellor John McDonnell's constituency of Hayes and Harlington is near the airport and he says the development is unnecessary.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:27 pm  

Kingston officially has its own currency

The Kingston Pound, which has been four years in the making, launched last night.

The digital form has been available since 2014, but now printed paper notes can be used as well.

The aim of the Kingston Pound is to save the high street and keep money circulating around the borough.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:08 pm  

A heritage zone has been launched in Sutton to preserve the area’s character for future generations



The council has teamed up with other bodies including Historic England to safeguard the area.

They’ll work together over the next three years to deliver a series of projects aimed at promoting the borough’s historical landmarks.

These include Grade II listed Sutton Baptist Church.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:12 am  

Surrey Police backs national tyre safety campaign

October is tyre safety month and police will be conducting random checks on cars in the area to make sure they are fit for the road.

Here's Stuart Jackson,Chairman of TyreSafe.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:10 am  

Anti-Heathrow expansion campaigners are in court today.

Anti-Heathrow expansion campaigners are in court today.

They’ll be attending a pre court hearing ahead of their judicial review against plans for a third runway, which is due to be heard in March.

A number of authorities, including Richmond, launched the action after the Government announced the airport could be expanded.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:42 am  

Chelsea go into tonight's Europa League group game against Vidi in good form.

They're unbeaten so far this season ahead of the home fixture against the Hungarian champions.

Boss Maurizio Sarri says Ruben Loftus-Cheek could make his first start for the season.

The England midfielder has featured in just two matches for the blues so far this campaign.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:16 am  

The creation of a new housing development in Hampton Wick has reached a major milestone.


Richmond Council is working to deliver the project, which would include 19 low cost rentable homes.

The buildings are now ready for their final “fit-out” according to the authority.

The Silber Birches care home, which is currently on the site, will be relocated.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:06 am  

Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Home buyers in Kingston have to pay 14% more than the surrounding areas

That means people buying in town will spend on average an extra £63,000, according to a report by Halifax.

London as a whole was excluded from the study, due to having different factors driving its housing market, as a global city.

The average house price in Kingston is almost £530,000.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:03 pm  

Richmond is promising to improve the borough

Richmond Council is aiming to make the borough greener, fairer and safer.

It’s outlined its new “corporate plan.”

Over the next four years, the council is planning to deliver four main promises including improving air quality and making roads safer.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:12 pm  

Drivers spared jail after crash kills Woking mum

Two drivers have avoided jail after causing the death of a mother in Maybury.

49 year old Radhika Gurung was killed when she was struck and trapped under a car in December 2016.

28 year old Bilal Waheed and Shareen Chowdery – who’s 27 – collided on Monument Road, with one car mounting the pavement and hitting Mrs Gurung.

Both were given suspended sentences after pleading guilty to death by dangerous driving.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:14 pm  

Man arrested following attempted moped robbery in Carshalton

A man has been arrested in Carshalton after stopping his moped and allegedly threatening drivers.

Officers on patrol in Carshalton Road arrested the man for attempted robbery this afternoon.

They’re asking for any witnesses or victims of the incident to come forward by calling police on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:04 pm  

Leatherhead residents are getting the chance to have their say on the future of the town

Mole Valley District Council is asking people to have their say on the Transform Leatherhead project.

A consultation event is held twice a year and involves a Q & A session for residents to voice their concerns.

Key projects to be discussed this time include the renovation of The Swan Centre and the redevelopment of Claire and James house.

The event will be at the Leatherhead Theatre on the 17th of October at 6.30pm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:18 pm  

A man has been charged in connection with burglaries in Horley and Croydon

32 year old Tony Hyde is accused of burgling a house in The Glen in Croydon between the 13th and 16th of June.

He’s alleged to have committed eight offences in total.

He’ll appear in court later this month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:30 pm  

A police officer from Kingston is in hospital after being attacked earlier today

She was punched multiple times by a male suspect.

He’s currently in custody.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:09 pm  

A leading headteacher has criticised Love Island for sending out an 'unbelievably dangerous' message to young people about appearance

Jane Lunnon from Wimbledon High School has questioned whether the show undermines feminist movements like the hashtag-MeToo campaign.

Speaking at a Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference, she's also criticised other 'image-obsessed' programmes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:43 pm  

House prices in university towns and cities apparently increase by an average of almost £34,000 during a three-year degree

The Halifax has found recent graduates typically pay nearly 20% more to live in the area they studied, than they would have when they started their course.

Guildford has been named as the most expensive, with the average house price topping £540,000.

Kingston trailed behind at number two, at £528,000.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:04 pm  

London Freemasons have gifted a major grant to a charity which uses gardening as a form of therapy

Thrive aims to help those living with physical and mental health difficulties.

The £45,000 donation will fund initiatives based in Battersea Park.

The charity provides severely disadvantaged people with skills and qualifications that will help them find work or pursue volunteering.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

Worcester Park roadworks will over-run



The works on Malden Road, at the junction with The Manor Drive, started earlier this week.

But car and bus drivers have reported delays of 3 hours at times to get from the North Cheam traffic lights to Worcester Park station, a journey of less than 5 minutes in no traffic.

Commuters have also raised safety issues at the station, saying the delays are leading to people "barging" the train doors when they eventually arrive on the platform.

Sutton Council says the works are vital because any excess water from rain, or a broken drain as is the case here, leads to flooding under the railway bridge.

We've received this statement from Sutton Council.

"These works are to renew a broken drain.

This was a high priority repair, as this area has been the subject of a number of flooding issues.

The works taking place should alleviate this problem.

Given the location, for the work to be carried out safely, the only option was to use four way temporary traffic signals to maintain traffic flow.

These works were planned in conjunction with both boroughs, and the TfL Bus Operations Team.

Whilst "night works" only would have eased the impact of this repair, it was neither possible or practical because of the excavation.

Advance warning signs were in place in the week before the works started.

Originally, the works are expected to finish on Wednesday evening, however due to underground problems being encountered, this had to be extended by a day.

The road will be fully open again before Friday's morning rush hour, including TfL re-cutting the induction loops for the permanent Traffic Signals."

In June 2016, rainfall led to flash flooding under the bridge.



Stay tuned to Jackie for the latest travel, or follow the team on Twitter @Jackie_Travel

Pic Credit: Richard Johnson
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:29 pm  

Wandsworth Council is on a mission to increase social mobility in the borough.

With the help of Putney MP Justine Greening, the authority has come up with a plan covering three main areas.

These include working with schools to ensure they offer quality career advice to students.

135 employers in the area are already backing the idea by offering work experience and apprenticeship opportunities.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:28 pm  

Walton Heath gets ready for British Masters

Some of the World's top golfers will be playing in the British Masters at Walton Heath Golf Club next week.

Here's club Secretary Stuart Christie.



Course Manager Michael Mann has been working with Justin Rose on preparations for the competition.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:28 pm  

A man has been taken to hospital after a collision in Croydon this morning

Police were called at 9 o clock to reports of a car and lorry colliding in Old Town.

A man in his thirties is in hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

No arrests have been made.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:05 pm  

Tonight's game between Kingstonian and Tonbridge Angels has been postponed.

Tonight's game between Kingstonian and Tonbridge Angels has been postponed.

The planned inspection regarding the upgrading of the floodlights has been delayed which means a certificate cannot be issued.

Until a certificate is granted games are unable to take place.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:05 am  

A man has been robbed on a footpath near to Leatherhead Football Club

The incident on Saturday happened between 5.45 and 6pm on the stretch that runs alongside the River Mole.

The victim was approached by two men who threatened him with what’s believed to be a retractable blade knife before taking his cash.

They are described as having tanned skinned, both with beards that go from ear to ear around their chins.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:45 am  

People across Hammersmith and Fulham are being urged to nominate their favourite business

People across Hammersmith and Fulham are being urged to nominate their favourite business.

The Council’s annual Brilliant Business Awards are back for the 7th year in a row.

The awards are designed to “shine a light” on the work done by companies in the borough.

The closing date for nominations is Sunday, the 21st of October.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:04 am  

A national day of action to tackle the loneliness and isolation experienced by older generations is to take place on Sunday.

A national day of action to tackle the loneliness and isolation experienced by older generations is to take place on Sunday.

“Silver Sunday” follows charity Age UK’s warning that loneliness amongst the over 50s is “a looming public health concern”

Chelsea FC is one of 1,000 groups supporting the day of events with a range of activities.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:04 am  

Kingston Council has put forward what it’s calling its “transport priorities” to Transport for London.

Kingston Council has put forward what it’s calling its “transport priorities” to Transport for London.

The authority is hoping to receive more funding from the Mayor’s office.

The projects in mind total £1.2 million.

One of the ideas put forward includes improving connectivity between Kingston and Richmond town centres.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:09 am  

Sandwich retailer Pret has removed some of its management team following death of a 15 year old

Days after Pret a Manger was criticised in an inquest over the death of a teenager, the sandwich retailer has removed some of its management team.

It's reported five of its top directors are being taken off the board after new owner JAB Holdings took over.

A coroner called its labels 'inadequate' after a 15 year old girl from Fulham died from an allergic reaction to sesame seeds in a baguette she bought before a flight at Heathrow.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:58 am  

Crystal Palace agree to relocate singing fans

Crystal Palace has had a change of heart and agreed to relocate the Holmesdale Fanatics to make a major singing section at Selhurst Park next season.

The club had initially refused to move them to a block behind the goal but they’ve now agreed to move them to the middle of the Lower Holmesdale Stand.

The HF want to create the largest singing section at an English ground.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:53 am  

British man dies on Heathrow bound flight

A British passenger on-board a flight from Hanoi to Heathrow has died despite an emergency landing in Russia in a desperate bid to save him.

The man, who’s yet to be formally identified, was found to be dead when the Vietnam Airlines flight landed at Sochi International Airport yesterday.

His body was returned to Britain by the same aircraft.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:50 am  

Wimbledon slip to 17th in League Two

In the Championship Brentford dropped more points at home, they were held to a 1-all draw by Birmingham at Griffin Park.

Queens Park Rangers won 1-nil at Reading.

Leeds are back on top of the league after a 1-nil win at Hull.

In League Two Wimbledon couldn’t follow-up Saturday’s win over Oxford with another good result.

The Dons went down 1-nil to Bradford at Kingsmeadow and slip to 17th in the table.

In the Isthmian League Dorking moved up to 4th after a 2-1 win over Whitehawk at Meadowbank.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:15 am  

Tuesday, 2 October 2018

Police concerned for missing man from Wandsworth's welfare



Police searching for a missing man from Wandsworth are concerned for his welfare.

64-year-old Frederick Poole was last seen in Tooting at around 7:10 this morning.

He is 6ft tall, of large build, has ginger/hazel hair, and wears a distinctive sovereign ring with a jade stone.

He is known to frequent Richmond Park, Wimbledon, and Battersea Rise.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:11 pm  

Man wanted over hate crime on bus in Thames Ditton

Police are hunting for a man in connection with an alleged hate crime in Thames Ditton.

Officers have issued a photo-fit of the suspect following an incident on a K3 bus on the afternoon of September the 21st.

He is described as white, in his 50s or 60s, with grey hair and a grey beard or goatee.

He was wearing sunglasses a body warmer and headphones.

Anyone with any information should contact Surrey Police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:13 pm  

Robbers 'armed with knives' at store in Weybridge

Did you witness a robbery at Curry’s PC World on the Brooklands estate in Weybridge yesterday afternoon?

That’s the question police are asking.

Three men entered the store between 1.25 and 1.55pm and threatened staff, claiming that they were armed with knives.

They made off with five Samsung mobile phones from a display.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:10 pm  

All foreign embassies based in Kensington and Chelsea are being urged to use lower emission vehicles by the council

The request comes after the council announced that it is to convert all of its own fleet to low-emission vehicles.

The authority has posted leaflets through the doors of the embassies about the importance of going green.

The cards urge staff to contact the council’s environment team for help making the move.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Prime Minister Theresa May has called for a review of food labelling laws on BBC Breakfast television

The call follows the death of 15 year old Natasha Ednan-Laperouse in 2016.

The teenager from Fulham died in hospital in France after eating a Pret a Manger sandwich, bought at Heathrow before her flight, and experiencing a severe allergic reaction.

Her parents told her inquest she been "reassured" by the lack of specific allergen information on the packaging.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

People in Richmond Park are once again being warned to stay clear of rutting deer

It’s after a number of photographers and walkers were pictured apparently circling the animals.

There are over 600 deer in Richmond Park and over 300 in Bushy Park.

Royal Parks, which manages the areas, says you should be keeping a distance of at-least 50 metres, as the animals can be very dangerous during rutting season.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

Surrey Police’s crime recording record has been rated “good” in a new report published today

But what does this mean for residents?

Deputy Chief Constable Gavin Stephens explains.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:15 pm  

Heterosexual couples in England and Wales will be able to choose to have a civil partnership rather than get married

Prime Minister Theresa May has announced the news at the Tory Party Conference.

The update follows a Supreme Court Case involving a couple from Hammersmith.

Rebecca Steinfeld and Charles Keidan launched a legal battle to be allowed to have a civil partnership instead of a marriage.

The court agreed with them and the current system was found to be in breach of European law in June.

Here's Rebecca Steinfeld.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

A video has emerged of an Asda delivery driver apparently refusing to help a pregnant mother with her shopping in Feltham

20 year old Amy Natasha Botten, who is 20 weeks pregnant with her second child, posted the clip online.

She claimed the driver refused to carry her bags up two flights of stairs to her flat.

In its terms and conditions, the supermarket says that unless there are particular circumstances, drivers should offer to take shopping into your home.

Asda has apologised, claiming it "got it wrong on this occasion and that it was truly sorry".
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

Police in Sunbury are hunting a man in connection with a burglary at the home of a 99 year old man



The victim’s house in Halliford Road was targeted at 11am on Saturday the 8th of September.

The suspect reportedly accessed the property by pretending to be a builder and the 99 year old was unable to stop him.

After walking the suspect out of the house, he discovered that several items were missing, including a 150 year old silver fruit bowl.

Anyone with any information about who the man is should contact Surrey Police on 101 or use report.police.uk and quote the reference number PR/ 45180096557.

Alternatively you can report information in anonymity to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:29 pm  

The artistic director of the Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith has stepped down after almost a decade

Sean Holmes was known for his excellent reviews and giving young people a “gateway” into the acting world.

Rachel O’Riordan will take up his position.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:36 pm  

A Tory MP whose body was found in Chiswick reportedly could have been killed by the KGB in a Russian state assassination, that’s according to the BBC.

A Conservative MP whose body was found in Chiswick could have been killed by the KGB in a Russian state assassination.

That’s according to the BBC’s John Simpson.

Stephen Milligan was found dead in his flat in 1994 in an apparent sex game gone wrong.

Mr Simpson believes he could have been the victim of a Russian state assassination as he had links to Moscow as a reporter before he was an MP.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:04 am  

According to the BBC the MP for Putney Justine Greening has called on the Tory party to change dramatically.

According to the BBC the MP for Putney Justine Greening has called on the Tory party to change dramatically.

The former education secretary says her parties handling of Brexit cost it votes in the election last year.

She says the Conservatives need to get into the centre ground.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:04 am  

Surrey University has found a new material that might potentially transform the car manufacturing industry.

Surrey University has found a new material that might potentially transform the car manufacturing industry.

Scientists from Surrey have teamed up with those in America to develop a metal material that is stiff yet flexible enough to cope with strong vibrations.

It is thought the new material would mean people traveling on trains, cars and planes would experience little to no vibration at all.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:33 am  

Surrey County Council is being taken to the High Court by 4 Mothers from Surrey.

Surrey County Council is being taken to the High Court by 4 Mothers from Surrey.

It comes after the councils plans cut £21 million from services for disabled children.

The mothers say this is unlawful as they were not consulted about the decision, which will badly affect their children with disabilities.

The council has commented and promises the children will still get the support they need.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:47 am  

Spelthorne council call for green space promise after expansion of Heathrow

Spelthorne Council is calling for Heathrow to follow through on its promise to compensate for the loss of green space.

Heathrow pledged it would create a “green loop” around the airport, but the Council is worried it won’t make up for the loss of open space.

They have commissioned a leisure study for Stanwell to explore which options the airport could offer.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am  

Latest figures show Surrey Police are one of top forces in the country

Surrey Police have been congratulated for their improvements in crime recording.

The official inspector found that 93% of crimes were recorded accurately, placing them as one of the top forces in the country.

However, the report found officers missed some crimes when they were disclosed as part of an on-going investigation.

Nearly 73,000 offences were recorded in the 2017-18 financial year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:18 am  

Suspicious package found on bus closes Kew Bridge

Kew Bridge has been closed off and an arrest made after a suspicious package was found on a bus.

Traffic and pedestrians were not allowed to cross the bridge as police descended on the scene at about 7.30 last night.

A man has been detained and arrested on suspicion of making a bomb threat and is in custody.

After an investigation, it was found to be non-suspicious.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:06 am  

Putney MP calls for more volunteers for Southfields scouts

The MP for Putney Justine Greening is asking for volunteers to join Southfields scouts.

This comes after it was revealed that over 40 children are on the waiting list.

She also appeared to be bidding for leadership after the Sunday Times learned she criticised the Prime Minister at a conference in Birmingham.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 am  

Croydon Council to find extra money as financial struggles grow

Following report that councillors across England and wales claim local services are facing 1.3 billion pounds in extra cuts…

Croydon council reportedly needs to find £26 million in the next 4 years.

A strategy was agreed at a meeting, which outlines how to confront the challenges the council faces financially.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:43 am  

Monday, 1 October 2018

Chelsea Ladies announce Champions League round of 16 tie

Chelsea will face Fiorentina in their Women's Champions League round of 16 tie later this month.

They’re the only English side in the tournament.

They reached the round of 16 thanks to a comprehensive 11-0 win on aggregate against SFK 2000 Sarajevo.

Meanwhile unseeded Glasgow City will face giants Barcelona. Holders Lyon will play Ajax.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:30 pm  

Battersea MP speaks out as Wandsworth cancels Black History Month

MP for Battersea, Marsha de Cordova, has spoken out after Wandsworth Council decided to drop Black History Month 2018.

It’s usually marked every October and focuses on the often underrepresented history of black people in the UK.

In a letter to the leader of Wandsworth Council, De Cordova said:

I hope that one day all our shared history will be recognised equally but until that day we should continue to mark Black History month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:07 pm  

Merton Police seek information about missing 14-year-old boy


Merton Police are appealing for information about a missing 14-year-old boy.

Bamir Matmuja is known to frequent Streatham and Croydon.

Anyone with information should call 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:40 pm  

Man wanted for serial indecent exposure on East Croydon and Horley trains


British Transport Police are hunting a man who has exposed himself three times on trains travelling through London and Surrey.

The first incident happened on a service between Blackfriars and Horley, and the second between East Croydon and Bedford.

Police have released this image of a man they'd like to speak to.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:10 pm  

The parents of a teenager who died from Fulham from an allergic reaction to a Pret a Manger baguette say food companies have been too slow to change their labelling

Last week an inquest found Natasha Ednan-Laperouse was wrongly 'reassured' by 'inadequate' information before eating her sandwich.

Her father Nadim says retailers must do more to help those with allergies.



Pret says it wants to see 'meaningful change' come from the tragedy.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:05 pm  

A man is wanted in connection with an attempted stabbing in Walton on the 20th of September



26 year old Zac Alexander has a tattoo on his right hand of the word “mum” and may have his left arm in a sling.

People are being warned not to approach him.

If you have any information, contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:05 pm  

The M25 has now fully reopened anti-clockwise following a serious collision near Staines earlier

Nine people were injured, two seriously, after a white transit van collided with a minibus at around half one this morning.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving, and will be interviewed this afternoon.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:07 pm  

Two groups of travellers in Runnymede have been given 24 hours to leave their sites

The groups on Bourne Meadow in Chertsey and Aviator Park in Addlestone were both served orders today.

The travellers at Bourne Meadow told officers they plan to leave by the evening.

Refuse workers also attended the sites to collect litter, and distributed bin bags to keep the sites tidy.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:04 pm  

A man has been sentenced to 8 years in prison following a spate of burglaries he carried out across Surrey.

A man has been sentenced to 8 years in prison following a spate of burglaries he carried out across Surrey.

47 year old Jason Johnston was already serving 6 years for a robbery in Tadworth but since police seized his phone he has been linked to 10 more.

The areas he burgled were Dorking, Redhill, Oxted and Ashtead and he stole over £37,000 worth of cash, jewellery and other items.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:23 am  

According to the Sunday Times the MP for Putney Justine Greening attacked the Prime Ministers leadership.

According to the Sunday Times the MP for Putney Justine Greening attacked the Prime Ministers leadership.

She says how Theresa May needs to “reconnect with people’s lives, with a mission the whole country can believe in.”

Mrs Greening may appear to be bidding for leadership as she says social mobility must be put at the centre of the tax system.

She made the comments in Birmingham at a conservative party conference.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:07 am  

Following the collision at 1.30 this morning on the M25 at junctions 13 for Staines and junction 12 for the M3 the road is now open and there is now stationary traffic.

Following the collision at 1.30 this morning on the M25 at junctions 13 for Staines and junction 12 for the M3 the road is now open and there is now stationary traffic.

Police are appealing for anyone who may have seen anything to come forward after a white transit van collided with a mini bus.

9 people have been injured and 2 seriously.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:33 am  

The courts will decide if parliament’s decision to build a third runway will be given the go ahead.

The courts will decide if parliament’s decision to build a third runway will be given the go ahead.

On Thursday the 6 legal challenges launched against parliament will be discussed at a hearing.

Mr Justice Holgate is an expert in planning law and will hear the challenges which are backed by a number of authorities including Greenpeace and the Mayor.

It is not known if Mr Holgate will make a decision or reserve judgement until a later date.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:03 am  

On average 1,000 smokers quit every day which is one every 80 seconds.

On average 1,000 smokers quit every day which is one every 80 seconds.

That’s according to Public Health England who are kicking off their Stoptober Campaign.

This year a free online personal quit plan is on offer to people trying to stop.

GP Dr Sarah Jarvis spoke to Radio Jackie:


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:08 am  

The M25 is currently closed anti-clockwise between Junction 13 (Staines) and Junction 12 (M3) following a serious collision earlier this morning.

The M25 is currently closed anti-clockwise between Junction 13 (Staines) and Junction 12 (M3) following a serious collision earlier this morning.

The accident involved a white transit van and a mini bus which had passengers on board, 9 people have been injured and 2 seriously.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving.

The road was closed in both directions to allow an air ambulance to land. the anticlockwise stretch remains closed.

Officers are working as fast as they can, however the closure is likely to impact on the rush hour.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:07 am  

Thames whale gets safety zone

The Port of London Authority says it’s put a 100-metre safety zone around Thames whale Benny to protect it from weekend crowds.

The Authority has issued a navigation notice banning all “non-essential” boats from sailing too close.

Officials say they’ll intervene if they do.

People from across the UK have come to the banks of the Thames to catch a glimpse of the beluga who’s thousands of miles away from its Arctic home.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:55 am  

Kensington and Chelsea Council reject plan to redevelop hotel

Planning chiefs at Kensington and Chelsea council have thrown out an application to replace one of London’s biggest hotels with an even larger building.

The plans to redevelop the 906-room Holiday Inn on Cromwell Road were rejected after a heated meeting.

More than 8-hundred people objected to the demolition plans.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:09 am  

Eagles look for another good road show

Crystal Palace will look to improve on their thirteenth place in the Premier League this evening.

They're at Bournemouth, having won two of their last three top flight games on the road.

But manager Roy Hodgson says the Cherries loss to Burnley in their last match shouldn’t be misinterpreted.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:07 am  

Glow in the Dark runners raise £15k for Esher's Princess Alice Hospice

Princess Alice Hospice raised £15,000 during the Glow in the Dark event on Saturday night.

220 supporters joined the thousands dancing and jogging their way around the five kilometres of foam, paint and fire at Kempton Park.

The hospice in Esher looks after more than 800 people, and requires £9.5m a year to run.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 am  

Sunday, 30 September 2018

Chelsea women got their first league win of the season.

They ran out 2-0 winners against Brighton, thanks to goals from Fran Kirby and Erin Cuthbert.

Before today, Chelsea had drawn their previous three games nil-nil.

With this win they go up to fifth in the table.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:14 pm  

Kingston Police are appealing for help to trace a man wanted on recall to prison



Perry Hedges is known to frequent central and south west London as well as the Brent area.

Officers are warning the public not to approach the 25-year-old.

Anyone with information is being asked to contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:08 pm  

A teenage girl has gone missing from Hayes



15-year-old Kara Bowers was last seen at 8.30 yesterday night.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:25 pm  

Man wanted for series of train exposures including one at East Croydon



Police are looking for a man following a series of exposures on board Thameslink trains.

The three exposure incidents happened during the summer, including one on a train between East Croydon and Bedford.

In each incident, the man exposed and touched himself inappropriately in front of passengers.

If you know who he is, contact British Transport Police by calling 0800 40 50 40.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

Nonsuch Park has won an award for the second year in a row

Nonsuch Park has won the South and South East in Bloom Silver award for the second year running.

The award rewards horticultural achievement, environmental responsibility, and community participation.

The park thanked the “untiring support” of the volunteer groups Friends of Nonsuch, the Nonsuch Voles and Nonsuch Watch.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:11 am  

Kingston Council spends £60,000 on refurbishing all weather pitches

Kingston Council is giving people the chance to try out some newly refurbished 3G pitches, to encourage people to get active.

An investment of £60,000 was put in to the all-weather facilities and fences at the Weir Archers Athletics and Fitness Centre.

Sue Gregory-Johnson from the Council says “the refurbishment will provide users with modern, excellent facilities for years to come.”

The launch will be on the 20th October.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:17 am  

Fire at a car workshop in Thornton Heath causes houses to be evacuated

There was a fire in Thornton Heath this morning.

Crews were called to a car workshop on Chandler Court, near Bensham Lane just before midnight.

Most of the workshop was damaged in the blaze and twenty residents were evacuated from nearby properties.

Over 60 firefighters had the fire under control by quarter to 4.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:21 am  

Chelsea hit by late equaliser at the Bridge

Daniel Sturridge’s stunning late equaliser spoiled the party at Stamford Bridge as Liverpool drew 1-all with Chelsea in the Premier League.

Blues boss Maurizio Sarri says they need to see out games if they want to remain in title contention.



Manchester City are top of the league after they beat Brighton 2-nil.

Manchester United's poor form continued as they lost 3-1 at West Ham.

Fulham went down 3-nil at Everton.

There were also wins for Arsenal, Tottenham, Wolves and Leicester.

In the Championship Brentford were held to a 2-all draw by Reading at Griffin Park.

QPR lost 3-nil at Swansea.

West Brom are top of the league after a 3-2 victory at bottom club Preston.

Wimbledon registered their first home win of the League One season getting by Oxford v2-1 at Kingsmeadow.

In the National League Sutton won 1-nil at Leyton Orient.

Hampton & Richmond Borough lost 2-nil to Billericay at the Beveree Stadium while Dorking won 1-nil at Harlow Town.

Kingstonian drew 1-all at Whitehawk in the Isthmian League.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:31 am  

Record number of plastic bottles removed from dock in Hammersmith

Thousands of plastic bottles have been fished out of the Thames after the summer heatwave caused large numbers of single-use water containers to be thrown away.

Volunteers collected over 3-thousand bottles in just two hours this week from eighteen sites along the river’s banks.

More than 36-and-a-half-thousand bottles have been recovered so far this year – the highest annual number ever collected from the Thames.

The areas with the most rubbish were Thamesmead and Queen Caroline Draw Dock in Hammersmith.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:02 am  

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