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Saturday, 27 October 2018

Sports news from Harlequins, Fulham and Wimbledon


Harlequins secured a 27-19 victory away at Bath’s Recreation Ground, in round 1 of Rugby union's new Premiership cup.

In the Premier League, Bournemouth beat struggling Fulham 3-nil at Craven Cottage.

Wimbledon lost 2-0 to Luton at Kingsmeadow.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:23 pm  

Former England and Chelsea manager Glenn Hoddle is in hospital after being taken "seriously ill" at a TV studio this morning

It's on his 61st birthday.

The former Tottenham and Chelsea player now works as a pundit on BT Sport.

His former club tweeted to say their thoughts are with him.



posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:22 pm  

A man from Hounslow who harassed and intimidated a woman for nearly five years has been jailed

35 year old Sirtag Bhangal first contacted the victim in 2013 over social media, despite the fact they hadn’t met.

When he was arrested, he called her from an illegal mobile phone and sent her an 80 page letter of threats.

His house was found to have imitation guns and grenades, samurai swords, and acidic substances.

He was sentenced to six years in prison.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:44 pm  

Missing Richmond man



Richmond police have issued an alert over a missing 43 year old man.

Anthony Balfe was last seen at 2am.

He’s described as six foot tall and has short brown/blonde hair. He was last seen wearing jogging bottoms, t-shirt and a fleece.

If anyone sees him they should call 101.



posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:20 am  

Teen girls go missing after trip to Thorpe Park.



Two missing teenagers may still be in Staines.

The girls who are 16 and 14 left Thorpe Park yesterday afternoon around 4 o'clock.

The pair, described as vulnerable, are not thought to have money or a phone with them.

One of the girls is described as olive skinned, 5’5” tall, slim, with black wavy shoulder-length hair.

When Hafsa Mourdoude was last seen she was wearing a light blue denim jacket, orange lace body suit, black leggings and black trainers.

She is believed to have orange trainers and silver sliders with her in a bag.

She's the older girl.

The younger girl, Darcie Goobie, is described as olive skinned, 5’3” tall, medium build with black hair worn in a bun.

When she was last seen she was wearing a short burgundy jacket with black fur-trimmed hood, black leggings and pink trainers.

She was carrying a black bag.

They went to the amusement park on an organised trip but left suddenly without speaking to the rest of the group.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Surrey Police urgently on 101 (999 in an emergency) quoting reference PR/ 45180114519.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:27 am  

Weybridge MP and Chancellor has boost for high street

The Weybridge MP and Chancellor Philip Hammond is expected to announce a 1-point-5 billion pound plan to support Britain's high streets in Monday's budget.

The chancellor is expected to say the money will help to improve transport access and turn empty shops into homes and offices.

Qadar Zada is from Dudley Council.

He claims the government has forced authorities to behave like politicians.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:55 am  

It's time for an election for Richmond youth

Young people in Richmond are being reminded they could be the voice that represents 15,000 people in the borough.

The deadline to register to become a contender to stand in the Youth Council and UK Youth Parliament elections is the 5th of November.

You must be between the ages of 11 and 19 and go to a school, college or youth club in the borough to apply.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:06 am  

Croydon cracks down on landlords

Two property companies in Croydon have been fined £32,000 for not following the Council’s licensing rules which were brought in in 2015.

AA Homes and Housing Limited failed to apply for a licence for 36 flats at the block in central Croydon.

It all came to light after the Fire Brigade found fire safety breaches at the block, which led to the Council investigating conditions at the property.

Under the licensing scheme, the Council has now served more than 800 notices requiring Landlords to improve poor housing.

It’s also prosecuted two landlords for renting dangerous properties and issued more than 30,000 licences.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:11 am  

Friday, 26 October 2018

Kensington and Chelsea Council has apologised to residents for buying part of Kensington and Chelsea College.

It’s after a report found the community wasn’t properly consulted over the sale of the Wornington Road building in 2016.

The council has also acknowledged it failed to take a “sufficiently broad approach to the College’s financial situation.”

The authority says it is now reviewing future similar procedures.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:07 pm  

Stoneleigh Station could go step-free.

Stoneleigh Station could go step-free.

South Western Railway is bidding for funding from the Department for Transport’s ‘Access for All’ scheme in order to make the changes.

Stoneleigh has an annual footfall of 1.8 million making it the eighth busiest station in Surrey.

It is also the only rail station in Epsom and Ewell that is completely inaccessible for some disabled people.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:05 pm  

Police are appealing to help find a missing sixteen year old girl from Whyteleafe.




Sydney-Leigh Ball-Neil, failed to return home yesterday when expected.

Officers are concerned for her welfare given her age. She is described as black, 5ft 1ins tall, with medium build and brown curly hair.

If anyone has any information they can contact Police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:36 pm  

Barnes is in the running for the Great British High Street Awards.

It’s been shortlisted in the Rising Star category.

If it wins, it’ll secure £10,000 prize money to put towards a community project.

People across Richmond are being urged to show their support on Twitter using #GBHSBarnes
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:05 pm  

A man has been found guilty of the murder of a transgender woman in Hounslow.

25 year old Jesse McDonald stabbed Naomi Hersi to death after inviting her to his home for a sexual encounter in March.

His 18 year old girlfriend, Natalia Darkowska, was found guilty of perverting the course of justice after cleaning up the crime scene.

The pair were caught by officers trying to flee the Park Hotel in Teddington where they had gone into hiding.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:07 pm  

A manhunt has been launched in Ashford



59 year old Ian Chin is wanted for questioning in connection with a violent offence committed earlier this month.

He’s described as Asian, of slim build, around 5ft 8 and has short grey hair.

He has a moustache and beard, but may be clean shaven.

As well as being known in Ashford, he is also believed to have links to Hammersmith and Fulham.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

London Mayor Sadiq Khan gets multi million pound "bail out" for Crossrail

The government's given London's mayor a £350 million loan to help fund the delayed Crossrail project.

Earlier this year, it was announced the new £15 billion Elizabeth Line through the capital will open almost a year later than planned.

Its initial opening date was December this year, but its central section now won't run until autumn 2019.

The route will link East London to Heathrow and Reading.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

Rock royalty supports Tadworth based charity The Children's Trust's music shop launch



Suzi Quatro is supporting The Children’s Trust in the launch of a charity shop music and memorabilia amnesty this month, part of an initiative to raise money for children undergoing specialist rehabilitation following a brain injury.

Quatro, who has sold over 50 million albums worldwide, is appealing to the public to donate music related items to the charity’s shops, items can include anything from records and CDs to band t-shirts and instruments.

The amnesty, which will run until Christmas, forms part of The Extraordinary Music Box Appeal, highlighting the importance of music to children having rehabilitation after a serious accident or illness, something the singer-songwriter feels passionately about.

Quatro explains “Music plays such a crucial role in everyday lives and it’s fantastic to hear how it can motivate and inspire children with brain injury. I was really moved by Jadae’s story of recovery and yet surprised that music therapy, and many of the fun activities The Children’s Trust provides, are completely reliant on donations. I want to encourage as many people as possible to donate their music and memorabilia to The Children’s Trust charity shops, so that it can be sold to help make a difference to children’s lives.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

Two people have been convicted in connection with the death of Naomi Hersi in Hounslow



25 year old Jesse McDonald has today found guilty today by a jury at the Old Bailey of murdering 36-year-old Naomi Hersi, a transgender woman from north London.

He was also found guilty of perverting the course of justice.

McDonald’s girlfriend, 18 year old Natalia Darkowska, was found guilty of perverting the course of justice.

The court heard that on Monday, the 12th of March, McDonald had been with his girlfriend, Darkowska, in Wiltshire.

He returned to London at approximately 10pm.

Within 45 minutes of returning to his address in Hounslow, McDonald had logged into his account on fabswingers.com and found Naomi Hersi’s profile and made direct contact behind his girlfriend’s back.

The suspect and victim had a seven-minute phone conversation where he admitted to looking for a sexual encounter with transgender female, Naomi.

At around midnight, McDonald left to drive his BMW to Naomi’s address in Mill Hill and arrived almost an hour later.

He remained at the address until Wednesday, the 14th og March, where Naomi and McDonald ordered takeaway pizza.

During this time, McDonald’s girlfriend attempted to call and message him, which he ignored.

Later in the afternoon, he replied, "I’m sorry all ok. I’ll call u later and explain x".

He then went shopping with Naomi.

McDonald and Naomi were together constantly for almost three days during which McDonald continued to ignore his girlfriend’s calls and texts until the evening of Thursday, the 15th of March.

Naomi and McDonald arrived at McDonald's address in Hounslow at around 8.30 that night.

This was the last time Naomi was seen alive.

In the early hours of the next morning, McDonald texted his girlfriend, Natalia Darkowska, saying that he had "been a […] idiot" and that he had "not cheated" but had "got addicted to a nasty drug" that he claimed he’d never had before.

He continued to message Darkowska saying: "got a big drug dealer … lying across my floor right now … won’t wake up."

Claiming not to have slept in three-four days and that he had had a knife held to his throat at times by Naomi, McDonald also confessed to taking methamphetamine and crystal meth, and gave the impression that he was in danger.

He also claimed he had been given the drug GHB.

On Saturday, the 17th of March at about 9am Darkowska made her way to the Hounslow address, arriving just after midday.

Naomi had been murdered by the time Darkowska arrived.

Her badly wounded and bloodied body was in the en-suite bathroom.

Darkowska's reaction was not to immediately leave the scene, to clean up the blood that was all over the room.

Both suspects left the property around eight hours later on foot with luggage.

They caught a taxi further down the road from the address that took them to the Park Hotel in Park Road, Teddington arriving at around 10.30pm.

During the time both suspects had been cleaning, McDonald had phoned his mum and lied to her, saying he had gone to meet somebody who did not turn out to be who he was expecting to meet.

He continued lying by saying he could not remember everything that had happened but that he had been chained up for days, drugged with GHB and repeatedly raped.

He claimed he had escaped from them by leaving with one of the group who pretended to be very feminine but was actually very violent and would now not leave his room.

McDonald described confronting Naomi and claimed that she had grabbed him around the throat tightly before glancing at a pillow.

Thinking she was going to smother him with the pillow, he hit her over the head with a bottle cutting her.

He claimed he was fighting for his life for six hours during which he picked up a knife and repeatedly stabbed Naomi, killing her.

Following this conversation, McDonald’s mother called police.

On Sunday, the 18th of March, McDonald used Darkowska’s phone to call the owner of the Hounslow address.

He told the owner that he had been kidnapped and he had not slept for six days.

He also said he’d been drugged and asked the landlord to attend as there had been a fight.

He later called his landlord again to tell him that if he (the landlord) cleared up the room he’d be given a designer watch.

It was during the fourth call to the landlord that he confessed he had killed someone.

He claimed that nobody would look for the person he had killed.

Less than ten minutes after the fourth call, police and London Ambulance Service arrived at the Hounslow property and found Naomi’s body in the bathroom covered with a rug.

The murder weapon, a knife, was found in the bottom of the shower next to her body.

Officers tracked McDonald’s phone to the Park Hotel and as they were asking which room McDonald and Darkowska were staying in, the suspects were leaving via the rear of the property where they were stopped by officers and arrested on suspicion of murder.

During police interview McDonald continued to claim he had been bound and raped.

Naomi died from multiple stab wounds to the neck and chest, and had also suffered stab wounds to her arms, legs and back.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Former England women’s cricket captain Charlotte Edwards was guest of honour at the 2018 Hammersmith & Fulham community sports awards, celebrating sporting heroes and heroines



Staged in the Lyric’s studio, the eighth annual award presentation saw Richard Wilmot of H&F Rugby Club named volunteer of the year, with Al Ansar FC declared the borough’s sports organisation of 2018.

The prizes have special significance as each has been nominated by residents and community sporting leaders.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

Twickenham's MP leads calls for Sir Philip Green to be stripped of Knighthood

Downing Street is stressing decisions about stripping people of honours aren't made by the government.

There are calls for Sir Philip Green's knighthood to be taken away.

It’s after he was named as the businessman who took legal action to stop the publication of claims of racist abuse and sexual harassment.

He denies any wrongdoing.

But Lib Dem leader and Twickenham MP, Sir Vince Cable, believes there's only one option if the allegations are true.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

Ruben Loftus-Cheek needs to improve the defensive side of his game this season, according to Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri

The England midfielder starred in the Europa League last night, scoring a hat trick against BATE Borisov.

But his manager wants him to work on the other side of his game.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:30 pm  

A brothel in Mitcham will soon be shut down


The council and police have been granted a “premise closure order” following a number of complaints from neighbours about the property

Concerns about the house in question included men acting suspiciously and visiting at odd times of the day and night.

The site will now be closed for three months.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:30 pm  

Richmond Council has slammed an article in the Daily Mail

It’s after a reporter claimed the authority is letting businesses ‘get away’ with “selling meat and products that are not what they appear.”

The council has hit back.

It says it has carried out nearly 800 food hygiene and standards inspections of businesses in the last 12 months.

Over the past year, the Environmental Health team has even focused its efforts on hygiene inspections.

It’s also investigated 119 complaints relating to food premises.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:34 am  

A teenager who died in an accident in Epsom on Sunday night has been named as 16-year-old Sonny Thomerson from Tolworth

Sonny was driving a Yamaha motorbike along Christchurch Road when its believed he hit a lamppost.

He died at the scene.

Officers investigating his death are trying to trace witnesses who may have seen him travelling along Manor Crescent before-hand.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

The University of Surrey is supporting scientists at Chester Zoo to help find a cure for a virus that affects elephants.

Five elephants in the Zoo have died from EEHV and there is currently no vaccine to protect them against it.

Surrey University is working with an international team of conservationists to find a cure.

£220,000 has been given by the public to fund the research.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:58 am  

5 million pumpkins are expected to be sold across the UK this Halloween.

5 million pumpkins are expected to be sold across the UK this Halloween.

But Richmond Council is already reminding residents to make sure they recycle theirs after the event.

The authority says the fruits “make an excellent contribution to compost heaps and recycling stops incineration waste.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:36 am  

Heathrow Airport has revealed it has built up its financial resilience ahead of the UK leaving the EU.

Heathrow Airport has revealed it has built up its financial resilience ahead of the UK leaving the EU.

It’s managed to raise £1.6 billion from global investors this year- this would allow it to fund the third runway primarily from private funds.

The Chief Executive John Holland Kaye says the expansion will support the UKs economy and boost global trade for its future.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:06 am  

A group of MPs have renewed calls for Sir Philip to be stripped of his Knighthood.

Among them is Lib Dem leader and Twickenham MP Sir Vince Cable who has told The Times that if the allegations are correct, “he should certainly be stripped of his knighthood.”

In 2016 MPs voted overwhelmingly to strip Sir Philip of his knighthood over his involvement in the BHS pensions scandal.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:04 am  

A plea is going out to landlords in Chessington to help settle Syrian refugees.

A plea is going out to landlords in Chessington to help settle Syrian refugees.

Kingston Council has been struggling to place people fleeing the war torn country since it said it would take in 50 refugees in 2015.

To date, only 33 have found homes in the borough.

But Lib Dem council leader Liz Green says the previous Conservative leader Kevin Davis was still right to accept 50.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:45 am  

Fulham owner Khan holds talks with Jokanovic

Fulham owner Shahid Khan has held talks with team manager Slavisa Jokanovic.

Khan, who last week pulled out of his bid to buy Wembley Stadium, is in London to watch his NFL side Jacksonville Jaguars play at Wembley on Sunday.

The Cottagers have only one win in nine Premier League games but it’s understood Khan remains supportive of Jokanovic.

The Serbian says he’s determined to turn things around.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:04 am  

British Airways says more customers nay have been hacked

British Airways owner IAG has said £185,000 further customers may have had their personal details compromised during a cyber-attack.

The airline group said it was contacting two groups of customers not previously notified, as part of an investigation into a cyber breach that took place earlier this year.

Under new data protection regulations the airline could face a maximum penalty of up to £17-million for a previous cyber breach.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:03 am  

Thursday, 25 October 2018

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri thinks Marcos Alonso can become the best left back in Europe.

The Spaniard agreed a new deal with the club running through to 2023 on Wednesday.

But Sarri says Alonso still needs to improve defensively.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:30 pm  

Fire broke out in an office block off the Kings Road in Chelsea earlier.

Black plumes of smoke were spotted billowing from the roof of the building.

Around 20 people were evacuated from neighbouring properties as a precaution.

It’s believed an electrical problem caused the blaze just after 3 o’clock.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:29 pm  

A remarkable 4 year old boy from Tolworth has raised £6152.26 to raise awareness for the “Born too Soon” charity.

Dhillon Manku was born 8 weeks prematurely and spent the first few weeks of his life an incubator in the neonatal unit at Kingston Hospital.

He decided to start off raising money by doing a sponsored swim to help other premature babies.

His mother Sharn says she was overwhelmed by the support from the nurses following his birth in 2013

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:30 pm  

A refugee who abused her family’s new British passports to smuggle two illegal immigrants into the UK, has been spared jail

46 year old Somalia-born Hana Abdi Qahtan tried to pass off a 16-year-old Yemeni as her son at Heathrow Airport.

She also had another UK passport for an older woman hidden in her hijab.

The part time carer from east London avoided jail despite pleading guilty to the charge at Isleworth Crown Court.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Fulham owner Shahid Khan says he's still interested in buying Wembley IF the situation was less divisive

The American businessman had offered £600-million for the national stadium.

But he pulled out before the FA Council had the chance to vote on the sale.

Khan says he'd revisit the opportunity if there was unity within the English game over privatising Wembley Stadium for the good of grassroots football.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

Saracens centre Alex Lozowski has appealed against the ban that will keep him out of England's first autumn rugby union international

He was cited for entering a ruck in a dangerous manner and making contact with the Glasgow Warriors hooker, Fraser Brown.

Lozowski is appealing against the decision that the incident warranted a red card and the review which extended his suspension.

The suspension includes England's Test with South Africa at Twickenham next month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

People in Wimbledon and Chelsea are more likely to pay inheritance tax than anywhere else in SW London

The figures have been revealed following a Freedom of Information request by Direct Line Insurance.

Guildford has been named as the inheritance tax capital of the UK.

Just over 650 families were subject to the tax in 2015/16, more than anywhere else in the country.

On average they paid £231,000 each.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

A man’s been found guilty of murdering another man in a row over a motorbike in Croydon

20 year old Kelva Smith was stabbed to death in March.

20 year old Tyrone Farquharson has been found guilty of Mr Smith's murder and being in possession of an offensive weapon.

Two boys, aged 14 and 16, were both acquitted of murder and manslaughter.

Farquharson will be sentenced in December.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

We've been to Poppy Factory in Richmond ahead of this year's Poppy Appeal which launched today

The Royal British Legion has launched its most ambitious poppy appeal yet.

This year marks 100 years since the end of WW1.

This year’s range includes a golden leafed poppy, and a special Khadi linen poppy, as worn by Ghandi.

They’ve been produced at the Poppy factory, overlooking the Thames in Richmond, by volunteers and ex veterans like Jamie.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

This year’s poppy appeal has launched, marking 100 years since the end of WW1

Millions of red poppies have gone on sale, although this year it’s thought sales of the controversial white poppy will also increase.

Created in 1933, they are distributed by the Peace Pledge Union, the UK's oldest secular and pacifist group.

This veteran has been producing the traditional red poppies at the Poppy Factory in Richmond.

He says the red poppy isn’t about politicising Remembrance Sunday, it’s about resilience.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:06 pm  

Guildford has been named as the inheritance tax capital of the UK

Just over 650 families were subject to the tax in 2015/16, more than anywhere else in the country.

On average they paid £231,000 each.

By contrast, just 31 estates in Wigan were sufficiently liable for the tax.

The figures were revealed following a Freedom of Information request by Direct Line Insurance.

After Guildford, families living in South West London, including Chelsea and Wimbledon, were next most likely to pay inheritance tax.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Royal Parks is warning people not to get too close to deer after a 7 year old was gored in the thigh in Bushy Park

The air ambulance was called to the scene yesterday afternoon; it’s not clear how close the child had been to the animal.

Visitors are told to keep at least 50 metres away and to not try and touch or feed them.

Christian Lockyer with Royal Parks says the deer may also be camouflaged.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Chelsea look to maintain their 100% start to this season's competition when the face BATE Borisov of Belarus at Stamford Bridge

Rangers host Spartak Moscow at Ibrox and Celtic travel to Germany to play RB Leipzig.

Brendan Rodgers says their opponents are tactically very flexible.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

A woman has been flown back to Heathrow an hour after take-off as she was allegedly too drunk

43 year old Michelle Vanbuskirk allegedly assaulted two flight attendants on a United Airlines flight to Washington DC.

More than 200 passengers were on board the plane on September the 23rd which was forced to land back at Heathrow.

Mrs Vanbuskirk was arrested and later charged with two counts of assaulting members of the cabin crew.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:04 pm  

Heathrow Terminal 2 has been voted the world’s best airport terminal

Heathrow Terminal 2 has been voted the world’s best airport terminal this year.

The terminal, which is named after the Queen, beat 500 airports around the world in this years’ Skytrax awards.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:07 am  

Asking prices of nearly 2 in 4 properties on the market in the UK have been reduced by an average of more than £26,000.

Asking prices of nearly 2 in 4 properties on the market in the UK have been reduced by an average of more than £26,000.

Zoopla’s research revealed by the Independent says Mitcham has seen 45% of asking prices reduced, which is the most of any borough in London.

Croydon, Twickenham and Woking also make it into the top ten for places that have seen the reduction.

But the biggest drop in cash terms has been found in Kensington and Chelsea, where some of the world’s most expensive properties exist.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:07 am  

A 7 year old girl is in hospital today after allegedly being attacked by a deer in Bushy Park.

A 7 year old girl is in hospital today after allegedly being attacked by a stag in Bushy Park.

On Wednesday afternoon paramedics and an air ambulance attended the scene and took the girl to hospital.

It’s thought she has suffered an injury to her leg.

An eyewitness said the girl's family was "standing very close to the stag and taking photos".
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:04 am  

People who live in Hammersmith and Fulham are being reminded to protect themselves against flu.

People who live in Hammersmith and Fulham are being reminded to protect themselves against flu.

25,000 people in the borough could contract the virus this winter but people are being reminded the vaccine is free and available to some groups including those who suffer from asthma.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:03 am  

Reigate and Banstead Council has pledged to eliminate its use of single use plastics.

It will also work with its suppliers to follow suit.

It’s also looking to develop a rating system to show which businesses and organisations are doing the most to reduce their plastic consumption.

It’s estimated over 300 million tonnes of plastic is manufactured each year, but only around 10% is recycled.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:39 am  

Today marks the official launch of the Royal British Legion’s annual poppy appeal.

Today marks the official launch of the Royal British Legion’s annual poppy appeal.

This year’s event has even more significance as it marks 100 years since the end of WWI.

John Newbury is production manager at the Poppy Factory in Richmond, which is responsible for creating some 45 million poppies.

He explains why the appeal is just as important now as it was after the Great War.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:39 am  

A woman from Barnes has gone missing.


Police are asking for help finding 38 year old Helen McCullogh.

Helen is originally from South Africa.

If you see her or have any information call the police on 101.



posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:05 am  

Wednesday, 24 October 2018

Birmingham City Council continues its call for Government to fund sprinklers in social housing nationwide

It’s after a visit today to Croydon’s near-complete programme.

Days after the Grenfell Tower tragedy last year, both Birmingham and Croydon announced they would retrofit sprinkler systems in their high-rise tower blocks.

Croydon was the first council to begin its programme in 26 of its tallest blocks last autumn.

This is costing the council £10 million from its housing budget.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:38 pm  

Four people have been sentenced for their part in an unlicensed music event in east London which left several police officers injured

Among them 20 year old Conna Crozier from Feltham was sentenced to 18 months for violent disorder.

20 year old Sacha Taieb from Richmond received a suspended sentence.

Police were called to a building in Barking in June 2016 to reports of around a thousand people gathering for an unlicensed event.

Officers stopped it but several came under sustained attack from a group who launched glass bottles, bricks and building debris at them.

9 officers received injuries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:35 pm  

Sadiq Khan has given £63 million to Hounslow Council

The grant will boost the borough and allow it to fulfil its promise to build 5,000 new homes by 2022.

1,000 new Council houses are due to be built, which will reduce the number of people on waiting list.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:42 pm  

A 16-year-old girl has gone missing from Plaistow

Isabelle Anielly Gaspin was last seen on Monday at her home address.

She’s believed to be in the company of an older man, possibly in Croydon.

Anyone with information is being asked to contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:37 pm  

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri says they will accept the Football Association's punishment for Marco Ianni

His coach has been charged with improper conduct after an injury-time melee in their Premier League 2-2 draw with Manchester United at Stamford Bridge.

The Italian's celebration of the equaliser angered Jose Mourinho but Sarri says it's important Ianni learns from his mistake.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:24 pm  

Wimbledon is looking for a new Club Chairman

Philip Brook has announced his resignation from the All England Club.

The decision comes after a number of new rule changes to the tournament.

There is currently no one in mind to take the post.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:04 pm  

A man has been stabbed in Stanwell

He received wounds to his chest and arm after a fight in Dutch Barn Close last Tuesday evening.

Police have only just released details of the attack and say the suspect fled on foot and are appealing for witnesses.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:07 pm  

A man who was wanted in connection with a fatal collision in Epsom has been found

Daniel Morris was located yesterday evening.

A 16 year old was found dead on Sunday after his motorcycle hit a lamp post on Christ Church Road.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:05 pm  

The Lib Dem leader has postponed plans to change the party’s system for electing its leader.

Politics Home says it comes after Sir Vince was pressurised to do so by party bosses on the basis that it was a distraction from the Brexit campaign.

The MP for Twickenham abandoned his plans for a special party conference next year on Monday night at a meeting.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:06 am  

A second man has been charged by police over the rape of a woman in Carshalton.

20 year old Gabriel Sebastian Bejinariu was charged yesterday and will appear in Camberwell Green Magistrates court this morning.

The first suspect appeared in Croydon Magistrates Court last Wednesday and was remanded in custody and will re-appear in court next month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:05 am  

The costs of Boris Johnson’s trip which made him miss the vote on Heathrow have been revealed.

The costs of Boris Johnson’s trip which made him miss the vote on Heathrow have been revealed.

His two day visit to Afghanistan in June cost more than £26,000, as well as just under £20,000 for 3 other officials to go with him.

The Home Office revealed the figures, as Mr Johnson was heavily criticised for missing the vote, after vowing to lie down in front of the bulldozers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:05 am  

Wimbledon Village is now a 20mph speed zone following a lengthy campaign by residents and shop owners.

Wimbledon Village is now a 20mph speed zone following a lengthy campaign by residents and shop owners.

Merton Council has agreed to reduce the limit along the busy route from 30mph.

People living nearby said the previous speed was a danger to pedestrians, cyclists and horse riders who frequent the village
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:04 am  

Chelsea defender Marcos Alonso has signed a new long term contract at the club.

Chelsea defender Marcos Alonso has signed a new long term contract at the club.

The Spanish international has put pen to paper on a deal that will see him remain at Stamford Bridge until 2023.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:07 am  

Hate crimes have risen by 42% across England and Wales since Brexit, that’s according to the National Police Chiefs’ Council.

Hate crimes have risen by 42% across England and Wales since Brexit, that’s according to the National Police Chiefs’ Council.

The day after the result saw 289 incidents alone.

Some types of offences include harassment, assault and other violence.

Earlier we spoke to Officer Herm Trepesch about how Brexit has affected people in Surrey.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:07 am  

A review of the law is taking place, following the meeting between the Environment Secretary Michael Gove and the parents of Natasha Ednan Laperouse.

A review of the law is taking place, following the meeting between the Environment Secretary Michael Gove and the parents of Natasha Ednan Laperouse.

A Government consultation will take place in the New Year, after an internal review on the laws surrounding allergen labelling.

Michael Gove said how the death of the teenager from Fulham highlighted “the importance of acting urgently” with the Food Standards Agency.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:06 am  

This week is Hate Crime Awareness week.

This week is Hate Crime Awareness week.

Surrey Police is meeting with members of the public to raise awareness about the issue.

Earlier we spoke Officer Herm Trepesch from the Surrey Police Force and asked him to define what a hate crime is.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:05 am  

Passengers using the South Western Main Line are being advised not to travel due to a major signalling fault.

Passengers using the South Western Main Line are being advised not to travel due to a major signalling fault.

The rare blanket notice affects those using SWR services on all lines between Woking and Surbiton.

It means trains aren't able to run through to one of the UK's busiest stations, London Waterloo.

South Western is already running a reduced service due to strike action.

Stay tuned to Jackie for the latest travel or follow the team on @Jackie_Travel
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:06 am  

In light of Hate Crime Awareness week, Surrey Police are visiting Costa coffee shops across the county to speak to people.

Woking, Epsom, Ewell and Staines will see an increased police presence to encourage them to speak out if they are a victim of hate crime.

Earlier we spoke to Herm Trepesch about the issue

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:09 am  

Plans have been announced for a major programme of work that will improve care for patients across Surrey.

Plans have been announced for a major programme of work that will improve care for patients across Surrey.

South East Coast Ambulance, and the 22 Clinical Commissioning Groups that fund ambulance care across the region, have welcomed plans to improve patient care.

Main aims include, increasing the number of ambulances on the road, having the right staff with the right skills accessible, and improving its fleet with up to date technology.

The decision follows and independent review, carried out by Deloitte.

It looked at the rising demand for emergency and urgent care, and how best to deliver the new Ambulance Response programme standards.

The commitment from commissioners began with a £10m investment with similar instalments over the next 2 years.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:04 am  

A night at the museum comes to Twickenham next month

The film Night at the Museum thrilled youngsters across the globe.

Now, a museum in Twickenham is hoping to also thrill residents after dark as well.

The 300-year-old Orleans House on Twickenham Riverside will host its first late night session next month.

The After Hours event will coincide with the start of this year’s Richmond Literature Festival.

Visitors will be able to tour the site and listen to music as part of plans to make the museum more accessible.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:41 am  

People living in Hounslow encouraged to report potholes

People who live in Hounslow are being asked to report potholes.

It is part of the council’s Potholes Busters campaign.

The authority says it needs residents to nominate the ones they think pose a threat to cyclists, cars and pedestrians.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:40 am  

Competition for new design of Twickenham Riverside held across Richmond

Richmond Council could hold a competition for architects concerning the future design of Twickenham Riverside.

It comes after the latest planning application was withdrawn in March following concerns from residents about the size of the plans.

A report is due to be issued, detailing how a competition would work.

It’s hoped the Royal Institute of British Architects would oversee it.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:44 am  

20mph limit to be enforced across Wandsworth borough

Wandsworth Council is planning to enforce the 20mph limit across the borough by investing in two speed guns.

The move comes after a series of Community Roadwatch initiatives that have seen residents taking to the streets with the guns.

The 20mph limit was introduced a year ago to make the roads safer for cyclists and pedestrians.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:43 am  

Chessington man sentenced after police chase in Woking

A man from Chessington has been sentenced following a foot chase in Woking.

Edwin Masunda pleaded guilty to a number of offences, including dangerous driving, failing to stop and assault.

The 39 year old was sentenced at Guildford Crown Court to six months in prison.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:36 am  

Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Charity suffers double break-in in East Molesey and Tolworth

A Surrey charity has been hit by a double break-in over the weekend.

The two charity shops in East Molesey and Tolworth are run by Queen Elizabeth’s Foundation for Disabled People.

They say the burglars got away with money, but it’ll cost them far more to make good the damage caused.

The charity provides services for people with disabilities.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:16 pm  

Twickenham MP Vince Cable speaks out on South Western strike action

Twickenham MP Vince Cable has asked South Western Railway why their strike action falls disproportionately on the Teddington to Shepperton rail line.

In a letter to the managing director, he urged South Western to ensure that Hampton and Fulwell residents have some service.

He added, the operator and the union need to put aside their differences and put train users first.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Croydon and Birmingham join forces to call for government funding for high-rise sprinkler systems

Croydon and Birmingham councils have joined forces to call on government to fund sprinklers in social housing after Grenfell.

Birmingham councillors visited Croydon today to see the retrofitting project which has installed sprinklers in 23 of Croydon’s 26 tallest high-rise blocks so far.

The cost of £10m had to be met by the council as government would not contribute.

Birmingham needs to find £31m to fit 213 high rise blocks.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:34 pm  

The Conservative MP for Wimbledon is under pressure to support the “People’s Vote” on Brexit

It comes after Saturday’s march, which saw thousands of people take to the streets in protest.

Two thirds of Merton voted to remain.

Stephen Hammond was sacked as a vice-chairman of the Party after he rebelled against the Government on a key Brexit vote last year.

He voted in favour of Dominic Grieve’s amendment seven, backing his attempt to ensure MPs have a “meaningful vote” on the withdrawal deal.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

The parents of Fulham schoolgirl Natasha Ednan Laperouse have met with Environment Secretary Michael Gove

The 15 year old died from a severe allergic reaction after eating a Pret baguette on a flight between Heathrow and Nice in July 2016.

Her father has blamed her death on "inadequate food labelling laws".

Sandwich chain Pret has pledged to improve its labelling.

Natasha’s mother Tanya says today’s meeting went extremely well.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

A number of valuable pieces of jewellery have been stolen in Englefield Green



Police are trying to trace a necklace and pearl earrings after a house in Tite Hill was burgled.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

The Government is planning to crack down on grade inflation in universities

It follows concerns that the number of firsts being handed out is degrading their value.

Surrey University awarded firsts to 41% of its graduates last year which is more than Oxford and Cambridge at just over 30%.

Universities’ minister Sam Gyimah says he wants to protect the UK’s “globally recognised higher education system”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Police investigating an alleged attack on a woman in Carshalton have arrested a second man on suspicion of rape

Officers were called to Shorts Road last Sunday evening to reports a woman in her 50s had been assaulted by two men.

A 32-year-old man arrested the same day has since been charged with rape and is due to appear in court again next month.

The second man, arrested yesterday, remains in custody.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Five days of misery have begun for commuters across South West London and Surrey

South Western Railway started its latest strike action this morning.

Around 3,000 services in and out of Waterloo are expected to be cancelled between now and Saturday.

It’s part of the continuing row over the role of guards on trains and no peace talks are planned.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:43 pm  

Around 3 million women across England have not had a smear test for at least three-and-a-half years

Screening rates are at their lowest for two decades.

These women in Kingston explain why they think cervical “invitations” aren’t being taken up.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

A leading politics expert at Kingston University is accusing the Labour leader of being ambiguous over Brexit

Dr Robin Pettitt says Jeremy Corbyn’s message that the Government is messing negotiations up is a smoke screen.

It’s long been surmised that Mr Corbyn is pro-leave.

He didn’t attend Saturday’s anti-Brexit rally, which Dr Pettitt says confirms the leader’s ambiguity on the matter.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:42 pm  

Richmond Council has met to discuss how it can provide the best possible services for young people in the borough

20 delegates met at the RFU to discuss how to improve support for those who work, study and live in the area.

Other topics covered at the event included ways to reduce crime.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:48 am  

Charing Cross is celebrating its 200th birthday.

The hospital, which is under threat of demolition, has now been looking after people for two centuries.

The Council says it wants its future secured for people in the borough.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:14 am  

Hammersmith and Fulham Council will now fine people who leave their car engines idling.

The move comes as part of a traffic order which will come into effect at the start of next month for 18 months, and will then be reviewed.

From the first of November, you will be fined £40 if you are caught idling in loading, taxi or parking bays.

It is hoped the borough will become greener as a result.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:12 am  

Staff who work for British Airways will now be equipped with iPads to assist travellers.

That's according to City AM.

It’s thought specialist apps will simplify the service that BA staff delivers.

It is part of a multi-million pound training program for BA employees at Heathrow, to help people with issues from lost luggage to tickets.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:09 am  

The environment secretary is going to meet the parents of a girl who died after eating a Pret A Manger sandwich this afternoon.

The environment secretary is going to meet the parents of a girl who died after eating a Pret A Manger sandwich this afternoon.

Michael Gove and Nadim and Tanya Ednan-Laperouse will discuss changing laws around allergen labelling.

Their daughter Natasha from Fulham collapsed on board a flight from Heathrow to Nice in 2016 after eating a sandwich containing sesame seeds, which she was allergic to.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:07 am  

People living in a part of Battersea where a man was murdered last week have been receiving extra safety advice from the police.

People living in a part of Battersea where a man was murdered last week have been receiving extra safety advice from the police.

46 year old Ian Tomlin was beaten to death last Wednesday afternoon on the Doddington Estate.

Information letters have been hand delivered to residents, some of whom had already raised safety concerns about the estate.

Superintendent Peter Gardner says no one should be living in fear.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:03 am  

It’s estimated 20,000 children are growing up in a household with domestic abuse in Croydon.

It’s estimated 20,000 children are growing up in a household with domestic abuse in Croydon.

The figures have been revealed by the NSPCC as part of Domestic Abuse Month.

87% of schools in the borough now have specialist advisors in place to try and identify and tackle forms of abuse.

The council has also upped the amount of training its giving to teachers.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:03 am  

5 days of misery have begun for commuters across South West London and Surrey.

5 days of misery have begun for commuters across South West London and Surrey.

Around 3,000 services in and out of Waterloo are expected to be cancelled between now and Saturday.

It’s part of the continuing row over the role of guards on trains and no peace talks are planned.

The latest strike action will also hit people trying to get away for half term.

Thousands of rugby fans will also suffer major disruption with further strikes over the next four Saturdays hitting fixtures at Twickenham.

Routes without a service include Leatherhead to Dorking, Teddington to Shepperton and Surbiton to Hampton Court.

We’ll have a full travel update in 20 minutes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:43 am  

Transport Secretary and Epsom and Ewell’s MP Chris Grayling has been quizzed over the timetable chaos.

Mr Grayling says within weeks the government will need to decide if it should take Govia Thameslink’s franchise away or penalise the firm.

He says the government will act in the passengers best interests.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:43 am  

North Kensington Library to stay open

Friends of North Kensington Library have won another battle in their campaign to keep it open in the wake of the Grenfell Tower disaster.

Last year activists won a campaign to stop the library in Ladbroke Grove from being leased to Notting Hill Prep School.

Kensington and Chelsea Council has now signed an agreement with the campaign group which ensures that the community must be involved in any decision to change the building’s use.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 am  

Hampton & Richmond Borough get chance to shock FA Cup

National League South team Hampton & Richmond Borough have been given the chance of pulling off an FA Cup upset.

They were paired with League Two’s Oldham Athletic in last night’s first-round draw.

Seventh tier side Haringey will entertain League One strugglers AFC Wimbledon.

In other ties National League Sutton host Slough Town of the South division.

Woking will travel to fellow National League South team Torquay.

The matches will be played between November the 9th and the 12th.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:13 am  

Monday, 22 October 2018

Images of Weybridge Currys PC World robbery released


Surrey Police have released CCTV footage as they re-appeal for information on a robbery in Weybridge.

The footage shows three men entering the Currys PC World store on the Brooklands Industrial estate on 1st October.

They threatened staff, claiming that they were armed with knives, before leaving with mobile phones.

Anyone with information should call 101
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:30 pm  

Witnesses sought as New Malden shoplifter injures Community Support Officer

Kingston Police are appealing for witnesses to an assault on a Community Support Officer.

They detained a 47-year old man for shoplifting on New Malden High Street on Saturday afternoon.

The suspect had injured the Support Officer’s hand as he fought to get away.

He was further arrested for assault.

Anyone who witnessed the incident should call 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

Kingston teacher scoops top national award

A maths teacher at Tiffin School in Kingston has been recognised as one of the best in the country.

Jamie Frost is one of 13 teachers to scoop gold at the annual Teaching Awards.

He won his category “outstanding use of technology.”

The annual awards celebrate excellence in education.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:15 pm  

Croydon’s green spaces are now protected by a High Court injunction

Croydon’s green spaces are now protected by a High Court injunction.

The order forbids people from occupying or disposing of waste in parks, open spaces or on council owned land.

The order came into place following a number of large scale fly tips across the borough this summer.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:38 pm  

Parents of Fulham teenager will discuss her allergy death with Environment Secretary

The parents of a teenager from Fulham who died after suffering an allergic reaction to a Pret A Manger sandwich are to meet Environment Secretary Michael Gove tomorrow.

They’ll discuss changing the law around food labelling.

Natasha Ednan-Laperouse, who had a severe sesame allergy, collapsed during a flight from Heathrow in July.

Pret earlier this month pledged to improve its labelling.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:17 pm  

Police appeal for whereabouts of man in connection to fatal Epsom Common crash



Police have issued an image of a man they want to speak to in connection with a fatal collision on Epsom Common last night.

A 16-year old boy died after hitting a lamppost on his motorbike on Christchurch Road.

They’re appealing for information on the whereabouts of 19-year old Daniel Morris from Epsom.

He’s white, slim, 5ft 10 inches tall and has short ginger hair.

Anyone with information should call Surrey Police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:37 pm  

There’s been a 6% rise in the number of people killed or seriously injured on Richmond’s Roads

The borough has seen serious accidents rising at a faster rate than overall numbers in outer London, which stand at 1%

The new figures have been revealed by Transport for London.

Evidence from across the country suggests that the accident rate would fall by approximately 5% for every 1mph decrease in speed.

The council says this is proof that a borough wide speed limit of 20mph is needed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Epsom's MP demands the Conservative party pulls together

There's a call for calm within the Tory party after one MP over the weekend suggested the prime minister should be knifed and hanged.

Some Conservatives are unhappy with the direction of Brexit under Theresa May.

But the Transport Secretary Chris Grayling is demanding the party pulls together.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is unhappy with calls for Chelsea’s Marco Ianni to be sacked after the fracas at the end of their Premier League clash on Saturday

Ianni twice celebrated in front of Mourinho following Ross Barkley’s 96th minute equaliser at Stamford Bridge.

He apologised to the Manchester United boss after the game and the Portuguese manager is keen to move on from the incident.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:03 pm  

Leatherhead based animal charity calls for silent fireworks

An animal charity is urging us to try silent fireworks this bonfire night.

Leatherhead-based Wildlife Aid Foundation says it deals with more firework related casualties every year.

These include burns and freeing animals that have become trapped in discarded packaging.

But bosses say the psychological damage from the noisy displays can be just as bad as the physical damage.

Wild animals are even more sensitive to loud noises and explosions as they have keener fight or flight reflexes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

Michael Caine is dishing out advice for aspiring actors

Most of the guidance in the 85-year-old's new book is quite old-fashioned, including learn your lines, work hard and be nice to people.

But the veteran actor who lives in Leatherhead also admits that you couldn't make up the amount of luck he's had.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:23 pm  

Chelsea coach Marco Ianni has been charged with improper conduct by the FA following the game against Manchester United

He twice celebrated in front of Jose Mourinho after Ross Barkley's stoppage time equaliser at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

He has until 6pm on Thursday to respond.

Mourinho’s been formally reminded of his responsibilities.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:10 pm  

A man’s been charged in connection with attempted thefts from vehicles in Stoneleigh

39 year old Shah Omar Williams from North London was arrested yesterday after police were called to Briarwood Road.

He’s been released on bail and is due to appear at Guildford Magistrates Court next month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Five days of strike action to hit SW London and Surrey's trains at midnight

Around 3,000 services in and out of Waterloo are expected to be cancelled between now and Saturday.

It’s part of the continuing row over the role of guards on trains.

Routes without a service include Leatherhead to Dorking and Teddington to Shepperton.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

House on fire in Streatham



Six fire engines and around 40 firefighters have been called to a fire at a house in Wingford Road in Streatham Hill.

Half of the kitchen on the first floor of the property and part of the roof is alight.

The Brigade was called at 1.15pm.

Fire crews from Brixton, Clapham, West Norwood, Tooting, Lambeth and Battersea fire stations are at the scene.

The cause of the fire is not known at this stage.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:46 pm  

Investigations are continuing after a teenager died in a crash near to Epsom Common last night

The 16 year old came off his Yamaha motorbike in Christchurch Road.

It’s then believed he hit a lamppost.

Police are particularly keen to speak to anyone who may have spotted him in Manor Crescent prior to the accident.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

The MP for Twickenham is one of more than 5,000 people to have signed an open letter calling for better bowel cancer support

Lib Dem leader Sir Vince Cable is supporting Bowel Cancer UK’s “End the Capacity Crisis” campaign.

The letter asks ministers to recruit more NHS staff to tackle long waiting times for tests that could diagnose the disease.

Bowel cancer is the UK’s second biggest killer.

Under NHS rules patients should wait no more than six weeks for these life-saving tests.

But on average, a quarter of NHS hospitals in England were in breach of this target every month this year.

Campaigners say many NHS hospitals are at breaking point because they don’t have the capacity to meet the growing demand for tests.

They say a lack of funding, limited resources and a shortage of staff to perform the number of procedures needed are contributing to this.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:30 pm  

Gymnasts from Surrey Hills School have raised money for Esher's Princess Alice Hospice

Nine girls aged 9 and 10 raised £240 through a display in their school playground.

The money raised will go towards caring for Hospice patients across South West London and Surrey.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:30 pm  

The MP for Carshalton and Wallington is urging Jeremy Corbyn to “get off the fence” over Brexit

It comes after Saturday’s Peoples Vote March which he says a large number of Labour supporters attended.

Tom Brake says this backs research which suggests 4 in 5 labour members want a say on the final deal.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:47 am  

Hammersmith and Fulham Council has terminated its contract with its housing maintenance team

It’s brought the service “in-house” following a number of conversations with tenants.

Mitie had been responsible for carrying out repairs and maintenance at some 17,000 council houses across the borough.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:25 am  

South Western Railway says it plans to provide around two thirds of normal services during this week’s strike action

A reduced service will run across the network between tomorrow and Saturday.

The action is part of the on-going row over the role of guards on trains.

The last set of strikes saw around 2,000 services either delayed or cancelled out of Waterloo.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:20 am  

The Affordable Art Fair wrapped up three days in Battersea Park yesterday.

It aims to boost people’s well-being by allowing them easy access to paintings, sculptures, and photographs.

Director Lucinda Costello says what “is or isn’t art” doesn’t matter.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

Tests ahead of Gatwick’s planned expansion have revealed up to 1,000 barrels of oil every day could flood from Surrey’s sandstone layers.

Tests ahead of Gatwick’s planned expansion have revealed up to 1,000 barrels of oil every day could flood from Surrey’s sandstone layers.

That’s according to the Telegraph which says the UK's Oil and Gas chief executive is applying to the council for permission to start drilling in 2019.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:31 am  

Kingston Council’s Lib Dem leader says tough choices are going to have to be made in the coming months.

Kingston Council’s Lib Dem leader says tough choices are going to have to be made in the coming months.

It’s looking like the authority will have overspent by almost £4 million when the financial year ends in April.

It’s already working to try and save £22 million.

Liz Green is blaming the last Conservative administration for the overspend.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:07 am  

The search has begun to find people in Cobham who played a role in WWI.

The search has begun to find people in Cobham who played a role in WWI.

Plans for a special 100th commemoration event to mark the end of “The Great War” are well underway in the town.

Cobham Conservation and Heritage Trust wants to hear from anyone who had a family member who served.

This year’s Remembrance Day Service will take place at St Andrew's Church.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:03 am  

A 16 year old has been killed in Epsom

The boy was riding his Yamaha bike on Christchurch Road just after 10.30 last night when he collided with a lamppost.

He was pronounced dead at the scene and his next of kin have been informed.

Officers investigating the incident would like to hear from anyone who saw the vehicle travelling prior to the collision.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:51 am  

The Government is planning to force private landlords to pay for removing and replacing Grenfell Tower-style cladding.

The Government is planning to force private landlords to pay for removing and replacing Grenfell Tower-style cladding.

After the fire last June the Government found 450 buildings in England with the same flammable material.

159 socially owned blocks will see the cladding removed however the 295 privately owned have been offered no funding support.

According to the Saturday Times the decision is now facing a legal battle.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:06 am  

Thirties mansion near Richmond Park to be demolished

Wandsworth councillors have voted to approve the demolition of a Thirties mansion near Richmond Park.

The six-bedroom house was once home to artist Damien Hurst.

Residents had objected but now Lavinia Jacobs, daughter of the late chocolate magnate Klaus Jacobs, can proceed with her plans to build a contemporary style villa.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:27 am  

Chelsea Women held again

Defending champions Chelsea are down to seventh in the Women's Super League 1 table this morning following their goalless draw at Birmingham City.

England forward Karen Carney missed a second half penalty for the Blues.

Arsenal Women maintained their 100% start to the season after thrashing reading 6 nil.

Manchester City moved up to second after putting 6 past Brighton and Hove Albion.

In WSL2 action Crystal Palace Women lost 2-nil at Durham.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:08 am  

Sunday, 21 October 2018

The Brexit Secretary says negotiations must be tied up by the end of next month

It's to allow new laws to be put in place in time for exit day.

Dominic Raab – who is also MP for Esher and Walton - has urged Tory MPs, critical of Theresa May, to wait for a deal to be struck before taking action.

Backbenchers have warned the Prime Minister she's "drinking in the last chance saloon".
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:19 pm  

A 24-year-old man has gone missing from New Addington



Sama Brooks was last seen wearing a blue coat, jeans and a baseball cap.

Police say they are concerned for his wellbeing.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is being asked not to approach him but to contact Croydon police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:25 pm  

Crystal Palace missed a second-half penalty before going down to a 2-nil Premier League defeat to Everton

It leaves them just two points clear of the relegation places.

Both of their opponents' goals came late in the game at Goodison Park.

Palace manager Roy Hodgson says it was a harsh result.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:18 pm  

A teenager remains in hospital after being hit by a police car near Clapham Common

It happened in Clapham Road at around 3.40pm on Friday when the 18-year-old was struck by the vehicle.

It’s believed the officers were responding to a separate incident in the area.

Police say they’re still awaiting an update on his condition.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:34 pm  

Crystal Palace vs Everton

Crystal Palace head to Everton just 2 points outside the Premier League relegation zone this afternoon.

Everton have spent big in the last couple of seasons and are looking to break into the top six.

Palace manager Roy Hodgson says it's the type of game his players should love playing in.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:23 pm  

A grant has been awarded to Richmond Council

It's to help improve Heathfield Recreation Ground’s equipment.

£20,000 has been given to the project which will give people of all ages the ability to use the space in Twickenham appropriately.

The suggested improvements are part of the “Friendly Park for All” policy to make communities more dementia friendly.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:24 pm  

Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic says his team need to be stronger and more solid

They went down 4-2 at Cardiff, dropping them into the Premier League's bottom three.

But Jokanovic is confident he can turn things around - just as he did in the Championship.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:19 pm  

Chelsea have apologised to former manager Jose Mourinho after a touchline fracas at the end of their 2-2 draw with Manchester United

The home team's coach Marco Ianni over celebrated the late equaliser.

That led to Jose Mourinho being held back by stewards as the two sets of coaching staff clashed.

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri said he was a disappointed by the incident.




Mourinho says he was "blameless".

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:51 am  

A plane has come ten feet from crashing into a drone, in the closest-ever near miss

The Virgin Atlantic jet was 3,200 feet above Clapham Common when the drone passed just under the right wing.

If it had hit the engine, experts fear it could have disabled it.

Drone operators are usually only allowed to fly up to 400ft, and not around flight paths and airports.

The airline has called for tighter legislation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:09 am  

A woman from Kingston is taking a stand against the decline of the Shopmobility service in the area

The scheme has been running for 30 years, and provides scooters and wheelchairs to be hired by people with disabilities.

However, due to an alleged drop in usage, it’s only open for 12 days out of this month.

Debra Wise’s elderly mother uses the scheme.

Debra says the decreased opening hours have limited her options.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:06 am  

New Sexual Health clinic to open near Clapham Junction

A new sexual health clinic is to open next to Clapham Junction station next month.

Falcon Road will be home to the hub of Sexual Health South West London’s services for three boroughs.

There will also be so called “satellite clinics” linking the centre to Mitcham, Twickenham and Wimbledon.

The services are currently provided at Queen Mary’s Hospital in Roehampton.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am  

Author from Wimbledon wants Black History Month to be celebrated more

We’re nearing the end of Black History Month.

The annual event is a 31 day celebration of African music, art, literature and culture.

Jay Mullings is an award winning screen writer and author from Wimbledon.

He’s calling for black people to celebrate the culture all year round, rather than just during one month.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:10 am  

Chelsea boss explains Jose Mourinho's anger at Stamford Bridge

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri says his coaching staff's reaction to their late equaliser against Manchester United was wrong.

One of the Italian's assistants celebrated wildly in front of the visitors' bench - after Ross Barkley's injury-time goal made it 2-2 in their Premier League game at Stamford Bridge.

United boss Jose Mourinho leapt to his feet and was in the middle of a melee that included security staff and players from both sides.

Sarri says the situation has been resolved.


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