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Saturday, 29 December 2018

Hounslow residents warned about cashpoint thieves

Hounslow’s residents are being warned to be on the lookout for cashpoint thieves operating in the borough.

In one incident on the high street this week a ‘Lebanese Loop’ was used to steal a card and PIN.

The device retains the card after the PIN has been entered.

Whilst the victim went into the bank to report the problem the thief removed the device along with the victim’s card.

Officers are advising people to scan the area around ATM’s before using them and always check the machine to see if it’s tampered with.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:09 pm  

Fulham win battle of Premier League basement boys

Liverpool have gone nine points clear at the top of the Premier League.

The leaders trashed Arsenal 5-1 at Anfield after second-placed Tottenham let a lead slip in a 3-1 defeat to Wolves at Wembley.

Elsewhere, Fulham and Cardiff scored injury time winners to defeat Huddersfield and Leicester 1-nil respectively.

Brighton were also 1-nil winners against Everton, while Watford and Newcastle finished 1-1.

In the Championship QPR drew nil-all with reading at Loftus Road.

The result moved Rangers up to eighth in the table and four points off the play-off places.

Brentford grinded out a similar goalless affair at Birmingham.

AFC Wimbledon slipped to second bottom in League One despite playing out a goalless draw with Blackpool at Kingsmeadow.

In the National League Sutton beat Aldershot 2-1 at Gander Green Lane.

The U’s are just outside the play-off places on goal difference.

Despite a late rally Hampton and Richmond Borough went down 3-2 at Chippenham in the South division.

Woking beat Eastbourne Boro 2-0 at the Kingfield Stadium.

In the Isthmian League Leatherhead and Corinthian Casuals both lost.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:10 pm  

Dame June Whitfield has died

Ms Whitfield's career stretched back to the 1940s, including roles in the Carry On films and the long-running sitcom Terry And June.

She passed away at her home in Kingston last night.

She was made a dame in the 2017 Birthday Honours for her services to drama and entertainment in a career spanning eight decades.

Producer, Jon Plowman, who worked on episodes of Absolutely Fabulous and the 2016 film version, tweeted that he was "very sad" to hear that June Whitfield had died.

He said: "There was no-one with more warmth or a better ability to just 'place' a line, always an act of utter precision.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:06 pm  

Harlequins win 'Big Game' at Twickenham

In the rugby union Premiership’s ‘Big Game’ at Twickenham Alex Dombrandt scored the fastest try of the season to help Harlequins beat Wasps 20-13.

Saracens have moved to within a point of leaders Exeter.

The London side beat Worcester 25-17.

Sale were 30-15 winners at Gloucester.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:22 pm  

A man from Hammersmith has had to pay a fine for using a fake parking permit in Kensington and Chelsea.

A man from Hammersmith has had to pay a fine for using a fake parking permit in Kensington and Chelsea.

Alexander Bond pleaded guilty to displaying a fake permit and was forced to pay £1,000 following his hearing at Westminster Magistrates court.

If you spot a fraudulent parking permit you can report it to the local council.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:24 am  

A leading scientist at the Institute of Cancer Research in Sutton is being knighted in the New Year’s Honours list.

A leading scientist at the Institute of Cancer Research in Sutton is being knighted in the New Year’s Honours list.

Professor Melvyn Francis Greaves is the Director of the Centre for Evolution and Cancer.

His award is for services to Childhood Leukaemia Research.

His title will now be Professor Sir Melvyn.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:08 am  

People in Wandsworth are eligible for free Christmas tree recycling.

People in Wandsworth are eligible for free Christmas tree recycling.

Residents can put their trees near their bins and recycling sacks outside their house from next Friday until the 18th of January.

The discarded trees must not obstruct the pavement and should not be put out before 6.30 in the evening on the day before the collection is expected.

The council expects to pick up around 90,000 unwanted trees.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:09 am  

Police are looking for a woman from Hounslow



A woman from Hounslow is wanted by police.

40 year old Carla Barnes is being recalled to prison, if you have seen her call police on 101 or Crimestoppers if you wish to remain anonymous.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:26 am  

Women aged 18-30 in Richmond can now download an app to help them if they find themselves in a vulnerable situation.

Women aged 18-30 in Richmond can now download an app to help them if they find themselves in a vulnerable situation.

‘Circle’ has come to the fore following a consultation with a number of women’s charities.

The app will allow users to check in with friends, to let them know they’re safe- by just the push of a button.

The council is encouraging people to download it ahead of New Year ’s Eve.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:08 am  

The Mayor of Sutton has raised nearly a thousand pounds for 2 charities this Christmas in one evening of entertainment.

The Mayor of Sutton has raised nearly a thousand pounds for 2 charities this Christmas in one evening of entertainment.

Mulled wine carols and performances from the Sutton Chorale were all part of the fun at St Nicholas Church earlier this month.

Following the concert, charities Home Start Sutton and The Kidney Fund will have almost £400 each donated to them.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:05 am  

Joe Cole takes on coaching role at Chelsea
Joe Cole has been appointed as technical academy coach at Chelsea.

Cole won three Premier League titles as a player at Stamford Bridge between 2003 and 2010 - scoring 28 goals.

He'll begin work in the New Year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:21 am  

Fulham feature in bottom of the table Premier League clash

Liverpool will hope to have an even bigger lead at the top of the Premier League by the end of the day.

Arsenal are the latest team to try and stop their unbeaten start to the season when they visit Anfield this evening.

Second placed Tottenham - who trail Jurgen Klopp's team by six points - host Wolves this afternoon.

There's a huge battle between the bottom two when Fulham take on basement side Huddersfield at Craven Cottage.

In the Championship QPR will look to continue their good run when they entertain Reading at Loftus Road.

Brentford are at Birmingham.

A win for Wimbledon against Blackpool at Kingsmeadow would take them out of League One’s relegation zone.

Sutton take on Aldershot at Gander Green Lane in the National League while in the South division Hampton & Richmond Borough will look to avoid their third straight loss when they travel to Chippenham.

Woking host Eastbourne Boro at the Kingfield Stadium.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:03 am  

Kingston transport executive gets damehood

The Queen’s New Year Honours have been announced.

Scientist Professor Melvyn Greaves from the Institute of Cancer Research in Sutton gets a knighthood for services to Childhood Leukaemia research.

Director General for Roads, Devolution and Motoring Patricia Hayes from Kingston has been appointed a Dame for services to Transport.

The Environment Agency’s Alison Baptiste from Epsom has been awarded a CBE for services to the Environment.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:32 am  

Police look for wanted man from Elmbridge

Police are appealing for help in finding a wanted man from Elmbridge.

Twenty-six-year-old Zac Alexander failed to attend court on December 12th in connection with assault charges.

Officers also want to speak to him regarding a domestic incident in Walton.

Zac is white about 5-feet-10 and of a slim build with brown hair.

It’s believed he has a tattoo on his right hand of the word “Mum.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:17 am  

Friday, 28 December 2018

HMV in Kingston faces closure

Music retailer HMV has become the first casualty of a dangerous winter for the British high street after it was forced into administration.

HMV has large stores in Kingston, Sutton and Croydon and around 2-thousand-200 jobs are at risk.

The firm has been struggling against a shift to online services like Netflix and Spotify.

Internet retail expert Ian Jindal says people are no longer buying DVD box sets as Christmas presents.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:18 pm  

People in Wandsworth are being reminded to protect themselves from being a victim of crime

It’s after reports that fishing rods and coat hangers are being used to steal keys through people’s letterboxes.

The council is reminding people to keep their windows and doors locked and keys out of reach from potential thieves.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:04 pm  

The shadow home secretary was mocked for saying Jeremy Corbyn failed to tackle anti-Semitism allegations because “he was too upset”

At the Limmud sessions yesterday, Emily Thornberry said “there isn’t a racist or anti-Semitic bone in his body”.

She said part of the problem was that some party members equated all Jews with Israel, instead of talking about the Israeli government.

Conservative Croydon South MP Chris Philp called it “one of the worst excuses I’ve ever heard”.

The Labour Party drew criticism for not accepting the international standard definition of anti-Semitism until July.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:32 pm  

Children as young as 13 have been shot by police officers using stun guns

The Met says that in 2016, their offices fired the weapons at people from ages 15 to 77.

Four dogs were tasered in that year, including a bullmastiff, one pit bull and two "pit bull types".

Surrey Police have not released their figures.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:23 pm  

A collision between a car and a lorry caused disruption in Earls Court earlier.

Police were called just after one o'clock to West Cromwell road.

Lanes one and two were blocked but have since reopened.

Nobody was injured or arrested.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:06 pm  

A man has been assaulted by multiple people in the toilets of the Ripley Service station

The fight moved onto the shop floor of the BP garage, where members of the public stepped in to intervene.

When they fled, they damaged the victim’s van before driving off in a white Kia.

If you have any information, contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

A grade II listed building in Tooting is up for grabs.

A grade II listed building in Tooting is up for grabs.

The Town Hall called Gardener’s Lodge in Tooting Bec Road dates back to the 19th Century and has been given an ACV listing.

This means the community have 6 months to try and raise enough money to buy the site, which has played a vital role in tooting for 200 years.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:06 am  

People in Hammersmith are taking major steps in hope to end rough sleeping.

People in Hammersmith are taking major steps in hope to end rough sleeping.

Homeless and housing charities met with the local community to come up with an action plan.

The meeting was led by the councils Rough Sleeping Commission, and it’s thought the group made progress on the issue.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:05 am  

The MP for Kingston and Surbiton has tweeted saying-

The MP for Kingston and Surbiton has tweeted saying-

“Brexit-backing MPs should hang their heads in shame.”

Ed told us earlier about how Brexit is being viewed in the eyes of the rest of the world.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:44 am  

The episode of Black Mirror that was filmed in Croydon is to be released tonight.

The episode of Black Mirror that was filmed in Croydon is to be released tonight.

The episode is titled “Bandersnatch”, and saw the town be taken back to the 1980s, with shop fronts redecorated to fit the period.

It could be a reference to Lewis Carroll’s nonsense poem Jabberwocky, or to a poor selling 1984 computer game, the year the episode is set.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:13 am  

Ranieri confident Fulham will soon start scoring

Fulham boss Claudio Ranieri is confident his team will start finding the back of the net if they continue to create good chances.

They've failed to score in two of their last three Premier League matches.

Striker Aleksandar Mitrovic was criticised after missing several opportunities in the Boxing Day draw with Wolves.

But Ranieri says he's not overly concerned.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:16 am  

Thursday, 27 December 2018

A QPR striker is facing more weeks off the pitch after a hernia operation

31 year old Tomer Hemed has scored three goals since moving from Brighton in August.

The Rs are currently eighth in the Championship.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:04 pm  

Who is Battersea's Chopper biker ?

Her name is Sandy Rose and she can often be seen cycling her Chopper bike around Battersea.

The 64-year-old suffered a stroke two years ago and struggles to walk so she is rarely seen without her trusty bicycle.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:08 pm  

Fulham boss Claudio Ranieri says he's feeling positive going into a crucial period for the club.

They finished 1-1 with Wolves to make it back-to-back draws and move off the bottom of the Premier League.

Saturday they host the side that replaced them at the foot of the table, Huddersfield.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:14 pm  

French operator Vinci airports is to buy a majority 50.1% stake in Gatwick Airport for 2.9 billion pounds

The deal would make Gatwick the largest airport in Vinci's network.

The airport was closed in the run-up to Christmas after reports of disruptive drone sightings.

Flights were grounded and about 140,000 passengers affected over a three day period.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:20 pm  

Police have released CCTV images of a man with in connection with an armed robbery in Banstead.

Two men went into the Post Office in Woodmansterne Road at around 9pm on the 12th of December.

They threatened staff with a handgun before one of the men climbed over the till and stole a quantity of cash.

One is described as between 50 and 60, with grey hair and a C shaped scar on his forehead, the other had his face concealed.

If you have any information, contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:25 pm  

A London bus has crashed into the front of a house in Streatham Vale

The 118 from Brixton to Morden hit the house at around 9pm yesterday evening.

The family were stuck in their house while the vehicle was taken away.

Three people were treated for minor injuries, with one taken to hospital.

There have been no arrests.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:08 am  

Police in Hounslow have confiscated a firearm from a suspect who was allegedly waving it around and shouting at people in Hounslow

The pistol is currently being tested by forensic teams after the incident in a petrol station last night.

A man has been arrested.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:08 am  

Commuters face disruption on the railways today, with engineering works and industrial action

More than 330 upgrade projects are affecting services during the holidays.

Meanwhile, members of the RMT union with South Western Railway will walk out for 24 hours as part of the long-running dispute over guards on trains.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:05 am  

Parking charges are on the rise in Surrey

Parking charges at England’s Hospitals are on the rise.

Some of the most expensive NHS trusts for a one hour stay included Royal Surrey County Hospital in Guildford which topped the list for

being there most expansive with Epsom and St Helier at 10th and Chelsea and Westminster at 14th

Meanwhile the Government says it's up to individual trusts to make sure patients and relatives don't face "unfair charges".

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:20 am  

Following today’s game, Brentford’s Neal Maupay is the Championship’s top scorer with 15 goals.

The Frenchman bagged another goal in Brentford’s 1-all draw with Bristol City.

The Bees have struggled in recent times, however, losing 8 in 12.

They lie 18th in the table.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 am  

Wednesday, 26 December 2018

Police say they’re grateful to a member of the public following an arson attack in West Molesey.

The fire happened at around 10:30 last night at a home in Pool Road.

Fortunately the homeowner, an elderly man, was out at the time.

A police spokesperson said that had the passer-by not called and reported the fire, “it may have gotten much worse.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

Chelsea have beaten Watford 2-1.
E
den Hazard got two goals to help the Blues to a win.

The sides were level 1-1 at half-time following Roberto Pereyra’s spectacular goal for Watford.

But Hazard won and then converted a second half penalty to give Maurizio Sarri’s side the 3 points.

Chelsea had lost their last Premier League game against Leicester on Saturday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:13 pm  

A horse part-owned by Sir Alex Ferguson has won the Big Boxing Day Race at Kempton.

Clan Des Obeaux - who was a 12-1 shot - held off 2016 champion Thistlecrack to claim victory in the King George the Sixth chase.

Native River finished third, but favourite Might Bite was unplaced.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:59 pm  

QPR bagged an emphatic 3-0 victory over Ipswich.

First half goals from Pawel Wszolek and Joel Lynch were added to after the break by Nahki Wells.

That was the hoops third win on the bounce, which takes them up to eighth in the league. Only two points off the play-off places.

Elsewhere in the Championship Brentford got a 1-1 draw away to Bristol City.

Neal Maupay bagged yet another goal to get his 15th for the season. That makes him the league's top scorer.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:06 pm  

Crystal Palace were held 0-0 at home to Cardiff city.

That's despite having more than 30 shots on goal in the game.

Earlier in the day, Fulham drew 1-1 with Wolves after conceding a late equaliser.

Chelsea will be hoping to recover from their loss to Leicester last Saturday when they take on Watford at 7:30 tonight.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:04 pm  

Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal collision in Epsom this afternoon.

A man in his twenties died after a motorbike came off the road and collided with a tree.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The incident happened at around 1:30, and police are asking witnesses to contact them on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:07 pm  

South Western Railway workers will go on strike tomorrow.

Members of the RMT union will walk out for 24 hours tomorrow and again on New Year’s Eve.

It's part of the long running dispute of the role of guards on trains.

Strikers will be forming picket lines outside stations.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:12 pm  

Fulham have moved off the bottom of the Premier League with a draw.

Well, for a few hours at least. They took the lead against Wolves but failed to hold on.

They conceded late in the game at Craven Cottage as it finished 1-all.

Ryan Sessegnon had given Fulham the lead in the 74th minute, but Wolves snatched an equaliser with 5 minutes to play.

Elsewhere in the Premier League, Crystal Palace are currently in action against Cardiff, while Chelsea face Watford at 7:30 this evening.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:08 pm  

Police are appealing for witnesses following an arson in West Molesey.

The incident happened at around 10:30 last night, and police say the attack on an elderly man’s home was deliberate.

Fortunately, he was out at the time.

Police say they’re grateful a member of the public who was walking past reported the fire, or it may have gotten much worse.

If you have any information you can contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:06 pm  

Londoners bought an estimated 30 billion pounds worth of property elsewhere in Britain this year

Those living in the city purchased more than 74-thousand homes somewhere else in 2018.

Estate agents Hamptons International says that's nearly 4 percent more than last year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:03 am  

A man and woman have been arrested after a stabbing in Mitcham

A 31 year old man was taken to hospital after the incident at around 10am yesterday in St Helier Avenue.

His condition is considered not life threatening or life changing.

It’s currently being treated as a domestic incident.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:38 am  

There’s a full Boxing Day football programme later

In the Premier League Chelsea travel to Watford looking to bounce back from their loss to Leicester.

Bottom team Fulham take on Wolves at Craven Cottage.

Crystal Palace will look to back up their shock win over Manchester City when they entertain Cardiff at Selhurst Park.

Palace boss Roy Hodgson hopes his team can build on their surprise win over champions Manchester City.



In the Championship QPR continue their promotion push when they entertain Ipswich at loftus Road.

AFC Wimbledon will look to move off the bottom of League One when they host Plymouth at Kingsmeadow.

Sutton take on Bromley in the National League at Gander Green Lane while in the South Division Hampton & Richmond Borough travel to free-scoring Woking.

And in Isthmian League action Leatherhead host Carshalton at Fetcham Grove.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:21 am  

Tuesday, 25 December 2018

The Christmas season is the busiest time of year for retailers. The amount that parents spend on their children for Christmas has increased five-fold between 1970 and 2018. These are some of the top selling Christmas presents throughout the ages...

In 1970 the most popular Christmas presents were the Nerfball and Sindy doll. In the following years top gifts included the skateboard, walkie-talkies and Twister.

Ten years later we saw the introduction of the very first Rubik’s cube, which filled up Santa’s sack on the demand of many children. Throughout the decade popular presents also included the BMX bike, My Little Pony and Polly Pocket.

Into the 90s, Nintendo brought out its first Game Boy, a product of high demand at Christmas. However, some of the old favourites such as Cabbage Patch kids, Barbies and the board game Mouse Trap were still very popular in this decade.

Throughout the early noughties, the ever-developing iPod touch, the Xbox and the Nintendo Wii gained popularity alongside the Playstation 3 in 2007.

By 2010, the first iPad was released and since the creation of the first Iphone in 2007, 2018’s most popular Christmas present is set to be the new iPhone XR.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

AFC Wimbledon supporters have got the perfect Christmas present

It’s been announced today that the land on which they’ll build their new stadium in Plough Lane has been formally transferred to a subsidiary of the Dons Trust, The Wider Interests of Football Limited.

The sale of the Cherry Red Records Stadium to Chelsea was also completed.

Club chief executive Erik Samuelson said the transfer of the land is “a massive step forward.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:08 pm  

We’re asking 'What Christmas-related reason causes the tax year to start on April the 6th?'

Lucy Mayer tells us why.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

For many of us in the UK, Christmas means stockings, crackers and advent calendars. However, Christmas traditions differ across the globe and here are just a few of the most unique.

The Philippines holds a Giant Lantern Festival on the Saturday before Christmas in the city of San Fernando. Eleven villages compete to build the most elaborate lantern.

Meanwhile, for the Norwegians Christmas brings the threat of witches and evil spirits. It has therefore necessary to hide your brooms on the night of Christmas Eve to prevent witches from riding on them.

A slightly brighter tradition is the Cavalcade of lights in Toronto. 300,000 LED lights are illuminated in the main square and stay alight from dusk until 11pm up until New Year.

For a swift start, the Venezuelan congregations head to Church early on Christmas Eve and do so on roller blades. Roads across the cities are closed to traffic so Rollerbladers can arrive to the service safely.

With a turkey no where to be seen, the locals of South Africa hold a unique feast on Christmas Day. It consists of their seasonal delicacy – the deep-fried caterpillars of Emperor Moths.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Sir Paul Beresford is the MP for Mole Valley. Here’s his Xmas message:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

One in five Brits claim they will be more conscious about recycling this Christmas than ever before

Our correspondent Sandra Aggrey has more:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

Here's Carshalton and Wallington MEP and Lib Dem Brexit Spokesperson Tom Brake's Christmas message

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:16 am  

Here's London MEP and Surbiton resident Syed Kamall's Christmas Message

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:11 am  

Monday, 24 December 2018

Wimbledon complete Plough Lane land transfer

AFC Wimbledon supporters have got the perfect Christmas present.

It’s been announced today that the land on which they’ll build their new stadium in Plough Lane has been formally transferred to a subsidiary of the Dons Trust, The Wider Interests of Football Limited.

The sale of the Cherry Red Records Stadium to Chelsea was also completed.

Club chief executive Erik Samuelson said the transfer of the land is “a massive step forward.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:07 pm  

Police are appealing for witnesses following a knife point robbery in Thames Ditton

The incident is believed to have taken place between two men on Ash Path at 4.50pm on Saturday.

The victim was punched in the face and sustained a superficial wound to the hand.

Police say the suspect was seen near Watts Road and Basingfield Road after the altercation.

Anyone with information is being asked to contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:23 pm  

86-year-old woman in hospital after being hit by a bike

An 86-year-old woman remains in hospital after being knocked down by a bicycle in Croydon.

It happened in Park Hill Park on Saturday at 3pm.

Police are urging anyone with information to contact them on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:41 pm  

It's understood ministers have discussed the handling of the Gatwick drone disruption during a conference call this morning

Reports suggest there's been acknowledgement that police communication wasn't dealt with well.

Representatives from the Sussex force were on the hour long call.

Officers looked into 67 reported sightings - and are examining a damaged drone found by the airport.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:59 am  

Ministers are expected to discuss the chaos caused by drones at Gatwick Airport in a Christmas Eve conference call today

Officers have released a couple arrested as part of the investigation - and say they're no longer suspects.

They're currently examining a damaged drone which was found by the airport's perimeter yesterday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:05 am  

A motorcyclist is in hospital with serious injuries after a collision on the M25

Police were called around 10.30 yesterday morning to reports of an accident between Junctions 10 and 11.

They’re asking for anyone with information about the collision between the white Citroën C4 and the dark-coloured motorcycle.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:04 am  

Kingston's residents urged to boost recycling rates

Kingston’s residents are being reminded that rubbish and recycling collection dates are being slightly adjusted over the festive period.

It’s to allow for Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day, which are all bank holidays.

Residents are being encouraged to continue boosting recycling rates in the borough.

You can find out more about Christmas collection dates on the council’s website.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:03 am  

Sunday, 23 December 2018

People in Richmond will be able to find out what’s happening to the borough next year.

The 2019 Visit Richmond Guide will be available next week for tourists and locals and will have details of wild days out, historic places and much loved parks.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

The Ace of Clubs homeless centre in Clapham has received 480 Christmas boxes in donations, including 25 boxes from railway staff.

After a successful turn-out, South Western Railway’s Wimbledon station appeal for the homeless extended to Clapham Junction this year.

If you want to donate a box, go here.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Police are appealing for witnesses following a collision between a car and a motorbike on the M25 earlier today.

The incident, involving a white Citroen C4 and a dark-coloured motorcycle, took place on the carriageway between Junction 10 and 11.

The motorcyclist was taken to St Georges in Tooting with serious injuries.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Surrey Wildlife Trust is urging MPs, businesses, and residents to support new legislation.

The government published the draft of its upcoming Environment Bill earlier this week, the first of its kind in 20 years.

The legislation is based on nature targets, nature recovery networks and environmental laws enforced by a nature watchdog.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:06 pm  

Today marks the annual Christmas carol and lantern walk in Raynes Park.

The festive event, which is hosted by Raynes Park Church, will also see the Salvation Army brass brand take on Christmas classics.

The walk will begin from 4pm outside the station and finish at the Edward Rayne Pub.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Londoners are being encouraged to get home safely during the festive period.

This year, TFL is stepping up their Safer Travel at Night campaign.

They want to remind people about the dangers of getting into an unbooked mini cab.

More plain clothed officers are on the streets to crack down on the problem.

TFL is offering advice on how to safely get a taxi or book a mini cab home.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:17 pm  

A skate park in New Malden has secured funding for a much needed make-over.

Lib Dem Councillors are working with the YMCA to upgrade the park at Dickerage Lane.

Other areas of the park are also due to see an improvement.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:02 pm  

Friends and colleagues have been continuing to pay tribute to the former Liberal Democrats leader - Lord Paddy Ashdown who died aged 77

He passed away yesterday evening following a short illness.

Sir Nick Clegg said the peer was the reason he went into politics.

Meanwhile, Lib Dem leader for Richmond Council Gareth Roberts spoke about what key issues Lord Ashdown will be remembered for championing.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:15 am  

The MP for Richmond Park says 125 MPs from all parties now back his Parliamentary Motion

Zac Goldsmith has been calling for a ban on the import of hunting 'trophies'.

He wants to ensure that endangered species are no longer threatened by poachers.

Under current rules, hunters can import trophies into the UK if they can prove the animals parts came from a sustainable hunt.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:04 am  

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola was full of praise for Crystal Palace after they stunned his side in the Premier League yesterday

The 3-2 defeat marked the first home loss of the season for the champions.

Guardiola says Roy Hodgson's side were worthy winners.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:14 am  

Wandsworth's electric vehicles

Wandsworth’s target of becoming the best place for electric vehicles has been boosted by a £400,000 investment.

The Investment funded by the Government’s Go Ultra Low City Scheme means the council will be able to meet its target of delivering 900 on-street charging points in total.

Wandsworth announced plans to spend £3m to encourage people to switch to this new form of motoring with sockets have already been installed in the first wave of lamposts.

Its hoped by 2025 the current projections indicate that around 6,000 electric vehicles will be registered.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:36 am  

Keep up-to-date with the latest events in Richmond

People in Richmond will be able to find out what’s happening to the borough next year.

The 2019 VisitRichmond Guide will be available next week for tourists and locals and will have details of wild days out, historic places and much loved parks.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:34 am  

The MP for Twickenham joins a long list of political figures to pay tribute to Lord Ashdown

The leader of the Liberal Democrats has spoken of his respect and affection for Lord Paddy Ashdown - who has died at the age of 77.



The MP for Twickenham Sir Vince Cable has joined many political figures in praising the former Lib Dem leader.

The peer, who led the party for 11 years from 1988, passed away last night following a short illness.

The Prime Minister says he "served his country with distinction".
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