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Saturday, 11 May 2019

Croydon council have put aside 2.5 million pounds for the boroughs community and voluntary groups.


The council’s cabinet has now approved a new framework for funding bids covering 2020-2023.

It equals to almost £7.8m, which is then divided equally over three years.

Groups can apply from June and receive support with their bid.

The council is already holding a series of drop-in sessions where organisations can get advice on how the process works.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

Merton Council is backing a campaign that aims to re-home child refugees.

The ‘Our Turn’ Campaign is run by an independent charity, Safe Passage.

It vows to provide a sanctuary for 50 unaccompanied children, and is part of a planned humanitarian scheme.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Wandsworth council is giving away free passes to gyms that they run.

It is part of Mental Health Awareness Week.

Studies have shown that physical activity can help with anxiety, boost self-esteem and reduce stress.

The passes are valid for one month and can be downloaded anytime from Monday-Sunday.

Link to the passes - https://bit.ly/2PTzDLE
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

Ofsted has praised the support offered to vulnerable children in Richmond.

The agency’s report was issued following an inspection last month.

Inspectors found a clear and consistent model of social work practice.

Children’s services in Kingston and Richmond are delivered by Achieving for Children, a Community Interest Company owned by the two Councils.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

The Kingston and Surbiton branch of Diabetes UK has been shortlisted for a national award.

The winner of National Inspire Award will be announced in June.

The nomination is in recognition of the help the branch has given to people of all ages in the borough.

Kingston Chairman Richard Allen said “There are an estimated 2,000 people in Kingston who have diabetes but who are not seeking the right support.”

The group meets monthly in the Education Centre of Kingston Hospital and holds a weekly exercise class at the Kingfisher Leisure Centre.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:55 pm  

A tweet by Richmond resident and Britain’s Got Talent judge Amanda Holden has helped secure the conviction of a criminal gang.

Her neighbour was the subject of a burglary last June which was caught on CCTV.

Amanda tweeted the footage calling the men ‘scumbags’ and asking the public to help.

It turned out the gang were behind a string of high-profile raids across London.

The 12-man gang were identified and arrested, and were sentenced at Kingston Crown Court last week.

Amanda described herself as being ‘delighted’ with the convictions.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:58 pm  

Families across Richmond are once again being invited to come out and play.

National Car Free Day returns on September the 22nd.

The council is encouraging people to sign up to host a “play street” where roads are closed off so children can play outside safely.

The authority is incentivising people to sign up by waiving street closure fees and offering cash grants to help with costs.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:57 pm  

Did you know over a million species of fungi are stored at Kew Garden’s Fungarium?

The collection is one of the oldest and largest in the world.

There are samples of fungi from all seven continents, representing well over half of known global diversity.

The oldest specimens date back to the 18th century.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:01 pm  

The Clink is celebrating its tenth birthday today.



The charity restaurant was made famous because it is staffed by prisoners at HMP High Down in Sutton.

The aim is to allow them to engage with the public and take their first steps towards a new life.

A number of Clink restaurants have been rolled out at prisons nationwide following its success.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

Three police officers have been cleared of lying about a crash in Feltham.

PCs Max Michel and Shaun Charnock’s car collided with 19 year old Raj Mehra’s VW Polo while responding to a call in December 2016.

Prosecutors claimed they and PC Ryan Francis had then conspired to blame the teenager for the incident.

However they were acquitted of perverting the course of justice yesterday.

They will now face police misconduct proceedings.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

Chelsea defender David Luiz has signed a new 2 year contract with the club.

The 32 year old was due to leave the club at the end of the season, but he has always said he wanted to stay.

The Brazilian has made 48 appearances this season, and helped the Blues to the Europa League final.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

A new workout from Sweden has arrived in Wandsworth.

Plogging combines exercise with picking up litter. So, instead of running or walking past the rubbish, ploggers pick it up and dispose of it.

The Council is co-hosting a plog on the 8th of June in the afternoon at King George’s Park.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

Michelin starred chef Raymond Blanc is in Wandsworth today.

He’ll be visiting the newly installed Street Cube kitchen which has been set up at Southside.

The aim of the initiative is to support a more sustainable way of offering restaurant food, with zero waste and zero plastic usage.

The kitchen is operated from within a former shipping container.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 am  

The annual Moonwalk London lifts off tonight.

Thousands of walkers will gather on Clapham Common before setting off on a 26 mile overnight stroll through the capital.

All money raised goes to breast cancer charity Walk the Walk.

Nina Barough is the Moonwalk’s founder.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:37 am  

A special rugby match aimed at raising awareness of the plight of the rhino will take place in Weybridge later.

The Mad Rhino Cup match will see Reeds Weybridge take on Veterans for Wildlife.

It’ll be followed by a charity auction.

The game kicks off in Whiteley Village at 3.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:09 am  

South West London Fraud team is outstanding.

A team of investigators who target blue badge fraud have been awarded a prize for their work.

The South West London Fraud Partnership, which operates in Wandsworth, Richmond, Merton, Kingston and Sutton has been honoured for Outstanding Fraud Detection or Investigation at the Local Government Fraud Awards.

Since the team started targeting this type of fraud, they have prosecuted 689 motorists for more than 2,800 blue badge offences.

Those convicted have included solicitors, a dentist, NHS staff, and the owner of a care home for the elderly. One offender was caught mis-using the blue badge in his £160,000 Ferrari.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:14 am  

Staines police ask : is this jewellery yours?



Police are looking for the owners of some jewellery after three teenagers were arrested in Staines on Friday in relation to a burglary.

If you can prove the jewellery is yours, the police would love to re-unite you with it. They’d also like to hear from you if any of the pieces belonged to you, but you have sold it.

Contact police on 101 quoting reference PR/45190048550.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:42 am  

Friday, 10 May 2019

A “death café” is coming to Kingston.

As part of Dying Matters Week, Kingston Hospital is hosting the event next Thursday.

It’s for people to drink tea and coffee, eat cake, and discuss death.

It’s being held in conjunction with Princess Alice Hospice in Esher.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:10 pm  

It’s been revealed that India's richest man Mukesh Ambani has bought British toy retailer Hamleys for an undisclosed sum.

Mr Ambani who owns Reliance Brands Limited, said it had signed an agreement to buy the company from China's C Banner International which had acquired it in 2015.

Hamley's was founded in 1760, with the famous Regent Street store opening in 1881.

There are currently 10 stores in the UK including outlets at Heathrow and Gatwick airports.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:06 pm  

The two most talked about programmes of the year will go head to head at the BAFTA’s this Sunday.

‘Killing Eve’ is the brainchild of Ealing born actress and writer Phoebe Waller-Bridge is up against ‘The Bodyguard’

One of the most talked about series of the year has been nominated in two categories for Best Drama and best Actress.

Waller-Bridge has also written the very popular series ‘Fleabag’ and is part of the writing team for the 25th James Bond.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:05 pm  

Sir David Attenborough has launched a new plan to conserve Richmond’s diverse plant life and wildlife



The Richmond Biodiversity Partnership has outlined which species and habitats that should be prioritised.

The launch took place at the London Wetland Centre in Barnes yesterday.

It means 1.5km of new hedgerows, reedbeds will be extended and restored with logging of endangered species like hedgehogs and stag beetles.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:06 pm  

Scott Parker's been appointed Fulham's permanent head coach.

The club's former midfielder had been in caretaker charge at Craven Cottage since Claudio Ranieri was sacked in February.

Parker's confident he is the right man to lead them back to the Premier League following their relegation from the top flight this season.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

Nearly 8,000 incidents of people fly-tipping their garden waste were recorded across London last year.

Merton emerged as a hotspot, with 660 incidents reported, according to figures from the Department for Environment.

Sutton was named the cleanest borough, with only 18.

Leaving waste plants on top of other flora can affect biodiversity, or cause weeds to spread.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:20 pm  

A plan to conserve Richmond’s richly diverse plant life and wildlife has been launched at the London Wetland Centre in Barnes.

Sir David Attenborough was present and said “This is evidence of enthusiasm, insight and knowledge with unpretentious and crucial work”

The Richmond Biodiversity Partnership has outlined which species and habitats that should be prioritised.

It means 1.5km of new hedgerows, restored and expanded reedbeds, over 1km of river restoration, stag beetle and hedgehog sightings logged, and birdbox installation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:58 pm  

Three teenage boys are being hunted after reportedly firing catapults at wildlife near Chertsey Bridge.

Police were called on Tuesday evening to reports that the 16 year olds were attacking swans and ducks.

When a member of the public confronted them, they fired in their direction but missed.

It follows reports that vandals in the area are firing nuts and bolts at parked cars using catapults.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:25 pm  

Electric power picnic boats will be launched at Riverside Walk in Kingston at 3.00pm today.

Councillor Thay Thayalan and Mayoress Lata Thayalan will cut the ribbon for the GoBoat Franchise.

The boats feature a small engine achieving a ‘casual’ cruising speed of 4mph and have a central seating table on board.

It is hoped the boats will bring people freedom to enjoy a very iconic stretch of the River Thames.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:04 pm  

Heathrow Airport has reported its 30th month of consecutive growth

Figures show that in April, nearly 6.8 million passengers passed through.

That’s roughly equivalent to the population of Camden every day.

North America was the most popular destination, and there was a 12% increase in passengers travelling to Africa.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:55 am  

Chelsea will meet Arsenal in the Europa League final after they beat Eintracht Frankfurt on penalties at Stamford Bridge

Eden Hazard scored the winning spot-kick after the sides drew 2-2 on aggregate.

Manager Maurizio Sarri says he's relieved to have come through a very tough tie.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:29 am  

A national brewer has been fined £180,000 after multiple hygiene failings were found at a pub in Croydon

Mouse droppings, broken glass and grease buildup was found at the Porter and Sorter last February.

Marston’s PLC was fined due to a “risk of harm to the public”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:04 am  

The annual Moonwalk London is back tomorrow night

Thousands of walkers will gather on Clapham Common before setting off on a 26 mile overnight stroll through the capital.

All money raised goes to breast cancer charity Walk the Walk.

Nina Barough is the event’s founder.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:05 am  

Shooting Star Chase children’s hospices have welcomed a new report which has revealed the financial pressures faced by the UK’s hospices

Hospice UK’s survey showed more than a third of hospices in Britain have cancelled or delayed plans to expand services because of costs.

Almost two thirds are drawing on reserves to meet needs.

Shooting Star Chase cares for children with life limiting illnesses and their families at its two hospices in Hampton and Guildford.

It says demand for its services has increased over the last 5 years with referrals increasing by 38% over the last year alone.

Just 10% of its income comes from Government.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:08 am  

People across Richmond are being urged to have their say on the future of Kneller Hall in Whitton

In 2016 the Ministry of Defence, which owns the site, announced its intention to sell it off.

Since then, the Council has received funding to create a document which aims to ensure the Hall can stay in the public’s hands.

The document is now out for consultation.

Kneller Hall, as it stands today, was built in 1849 and has the same protection as designated Green Belt land.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:04 am  

Roadworks to begin on route through Cobham
Drivers are being warned about roadworks starting on a major route through Cobham next week.

Works will start on Seven Hills Road on Tuesday.

We’ll have full travel reports across the period.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:05 am  

Sir Vince defends "Bollocks to Brexit" slogan

Lib Dem leader Sir Vince Cable has defended his party’s brash “Bollocks to Brexit” slogan being used on its European elections manifesto.

The Twickenham MP says he understands why some people may be offended.

He told ITV’s Good Morning Britain “it is an attempt to put in a more pungent way what a lot of people think.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 am  

McLaren move to Brexit-proof its business

Woking based supercars maker McLaren is gearing up for a possible hard Brexit.

Its Surrey headquarters is home to their Formula 1 team and the production plant for its supercars.

The company’s revealed it’s being accredited as an Authorised Economic Operator enabling it to move through customs controls quickly.

Both of McLaren’s divisions trade heavily with Europe.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:20 am  

Surrey Cricket League: Fixtures for Saturday May 11

There's a full round of fixtures in the Surrey Cricket League this weekend across the three divisions.

All games start at 1pm.

Premier Division

Clapham Old Xaverians v Reigate Priory – Met Police SG, Imber Court, East Molesey
Franco Surrey Seamers v Bec Old Boys – Tolworth Court, Worcester Park
London Gymkhana v Surrey Warriors – Tolworth Court, Worcester Park
St Lukes v Osterley 2000 – Raynes Park High School SG, Raynes Park
Sutton Challengers v Balham & Tooting – Northey Avenue, Belmont

Division One

Croydon v Park Hill – Wallington Sports Club, Wallington
Ploughmans v Spelthorne – Dulwich Sports Ground, Dulwich
Surrey Warriors A v Commonwealth 1920 – Abbeyfields, Chertsey
Wimbledon Corinthians v Ottershaw – Raynes Park SG, Taunton Avenue, Raynes Park
Wimbledon Village v Raynes Park FP – Cottenham Park, Raynes Park

Division Two

AMY v London Welsh – King George’s, Tudor Drive, Lower Morden
Croydon Lions v Team Mitcham – Warlingham RFC, Warlingham
Merton v Sutton Challengers A – Raynes Park SG, Taunton Avenue, Raynes Park
Spencer v Croydon A – Fishponds, Tooting


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:11 am  

Three teenage boys are being hunted after reportedly firing catapults at wildlife near Chertsey Bridge.

Police were called on Tuesday evening to reports that the 16 year olds were attacking swans and ducks.

When a member of the public confronted them, they fired in their direction but missed.

It follows reports that vandals in the area are firing nuts and bolts at parked cars using catapults.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:10 am  

Three teenage boys are being hunted after reportedly firing catapults at wildlife near Chertsey Bridge.

Police were called on Tuesday evening to reports that the 16 year olds were attacking swans and ducks.

When a member of the public confronted them, they fired in their direction but missed.

It follows reports that vandals in the area are firing nuts and bolts at parked cars using catapults.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 am  

Thursday, 9 May 2019

Chelsea and Arsenal are set to face each other in the Europa League final

Arsenal eased to a 7-3 aggregate victory against Valencia after a Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang hat-trick helped them to a 4-2 win in Spain.

Chelsea needed penalties to get past Eintracht Frankfurt after a 2-2 draw on aggregate.

Eden Hazard scored the winning spot kick at Stamford Bridge
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:11 pm  

A man who described himself as a ‘Peter Pan Nanny’ has been found guilty at Kingston Crown Court of 11 counts of sexual assaults on children

In 2003 Alexander Philo-Steele sexually abused a 6-year-old boy after befriending him at family friend’s birthday party.

The court also heard how he assaulted two more children between June and October last year.

Prior to his arrest the 35-year-old had been working as a childminder and marketed himself online as the ‘Peter Pan Nanny’.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:06 pm  

The mother of a teenager who went missing in Sutton more than 30 years ago has called for new witnesses to come forward

Christine Boxell’s 15-year-old son Lee was last seen in Sutton High Street in 1988 when he went to meet a friend.

In the Channel 5 documentary - ‘Missing or Murdered: The Case of Lee Boxell’ - which aired last night, Christine and her husband Peter spoke about their desperate search for answers.

They urged people to come forward in the hopes of providing new information on Lee’s whereabouts.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:10 pm  

The number of dogs being stolen across London has risen by 30%, with less than one in ten being returned

A freedom of information request by Direct Line says that the Staffordshire Bull Terrier was the more common target.

Anuja Pradhan from Isleworth had her French Bulldog stolen, and partly blames their rising popularity online.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:13 pm  

Strikes have been cancelled at Lambeth College after agreeing a deal on pay

Staff will receive a pay rise between 2 and 3%, with six months full sick pay entitlement, among other benefits.

Members of the University and College Union have spent ten days on strike since November.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:05 pm  

The support offered to vulnerable youngsters in Richmond has been praised following an inspection by Ofsted

Inspectors looked at the routes offered so children in need can get help.

They also looked at social work and early intervention processes.

There was particular praise for how staff and partner agencies understand and apply thresholds of need.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:06 pm  

Chelsea's Ruben Loftus-Cheek says he doesn't feel any extra pressure due to the absence of N'Golo Kante.

The French midfielder will miss tonight's Europa League semi-final second leg against Eintracht Frankfurt with a hamstring injury.

But Loftus-Cheek's not sure the responsibility to control that area of the pitch will fall to him.



The tie is level at 1-all - with Chelsea holding the advantage of an away goal.

The match kicks off at 8pm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Chelsea have the advantage of having scored an away goal going in to the second-leg of their Europa League semi-final against Eintracht Frankfurt later.

The tie is level at 1-1 following a draw in Germany a week ago.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:59 pm  

Surrey Police has issued a plea to drivers to keep an eye out for horses and their riders on the county’s roads.

The force has issued advice saying “if you have to pass a horse and rider, please do so slowly and give them plenty of space.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

Moon Walk London returns on Saturday night



The disco-themed challenge will see thousands of women and men wearing brightly decorated bras gather at Clapham Common at 10pm as they prepare to power walk a full marathon (26.2 miles) or half marathon (13.1+2 miles) through the streets of London at midnight.

The event will once again raise millions of pounds to help fight breast cancer and to support people living with cancer now.

The 22nd MoonWalk London is the original night charity walk organised by grant making breast cancer charity Walk the Walk.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

A man’s been arrested after claiming to be in possession of explosives at White City tube station in West London.

British Transport Police says a man has been arrested on suspicion of making a bomb threat.

No weapons or explosives were found, and enquiries are ongoing.

BTP statement in full.

‘Officers were called to White City station at 1.47pm following reports of a man claiming he had explosives.

‘Armed police quickly attended the scene and a man was arrested on suspicion of making a bomb threat. He is being taken to police custody.

‘No explosives or weapons were found following searches by special teams.

‘Enquiries are ongoing.’


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:09 pm  

A company which ran a care home in Tooting has been fined £90,000 following the death of a pensioner four years ago.

Staff at Wood House Care Home found 78 year old Rosina McDonald with severe burns after a fire started in her room.

The Fire Brigade found that the risk assessment was outdated, and didn’t include regulations related to smoking.

Gold Care Consultancy pleaded guilty to two offences.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:59 pm  

The Mayor of Seoul, the capital of South Korea, has visited New Malden.

Park Won-soon was hosted by the town’s Korean community and Kingston Council.

New Malden is said to have the largest ex-pat communities of South Koreans in Europe.

The council and Mayor of Seoul discussed ideas to make New Malden High Street the UK’s first fully interactive one using the expertise of “cutting edge technology companies.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Richmond council is seeking permission to appeal the ruling over Heathrow expansion.

The High Court ruled earlier this month that a third runway could go ahead, in favour of the Government.

There is no automatic right to appeal and permission is based on two specific grounds originating in European law.

The first ground relates to the preservation of protected species and the second relates to the Airports’ national Policy Statement.

Five challenges were heard at the High Court over a 7 week period, all of which failed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

A man climbed into the ceiling at a Tesco in Addlestone last night after being detained by security

Police were called at quarter to eight and evacuated the store out of concern for his safety.

The 32 year old came down voluntarily just after 1am.

He’s been arrested on suspicion of theft and criminal damage.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:05 pm  

Two men from Wandsworth have been convicted of murder after killing a neighbour



The victim, 46 year old Ian Tomlin, believed that the pair were dealing drugs from the house.

A feud started which lead to him being attacked last October.

48 year old Gary Beech and 45 year old Michael Swan were both found guilty, and will be sentenced next Friday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:04 am  

A new drug that may be able to tackle a previously untreatable childhood brain cancer is being developed by scientists in Sutton

It targets a unique mutation in tumours caused by DIPG, which is resistant to chemotherapy and can't be removed by surgery.

Children with the condition will have just 12 months to live, but Professor Chris Jones, from the Institute of Cancer Research, says the treatment could extend that:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:05 am  

A car has overturned on the M25 following a collision with a lorry

One lane is currently closed on the stretch between junctions 10 and 11.

It’s unclear if there’s any injuries, although Surrey Fire and Rescue are in attendance
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:06 am  

An 87 year old woman has been attacked and robbed in Streatham, leaving her with a broken arm


It happened at around 11.30am on the 16th of March in Pendennis Road, just off the High Road.

Police have released CCTV of the attacker, after her cards were used at several nearby shops.

Police have called it “horrible and cynical”, and are asking anyone with information to contact them on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:04 am  

Deputy Head at Coombe Girl's School in New Malden has tips for Exam stress

Childline has delivered almost 3,000 counselling sessions on exam stress over the last year.

Worries cited by pupils who rang the helpline include feeling unmotivated to revise and trying their best and still failing.

Claire Knight is deputy head at Coombe Girl’s School in New Malden.

She says looking after yourself is key to exam success.




posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:25 am  

Heathrow expansion met with increased opposition

The borough of Southwark has become the latest authority to join the fight against Heathrow Expansion.

They believe that sustained growth of carbon intensive infrastructure is no longer politically feasible.

It comes as over 500 councils across the UK are declaring a climate emergency.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:08 am  

Police continue investigation after death of a man in Walton on the Hill

Police are continuing to appeal for information after a man was found dead by the M25 on Tuesday.

A lane was closed off between junction 8 at Reigate and 9 for Leatherhead following the discovery at 9.30am.

Detectives believe the man in his 70’s didn’t die in suspicious circumstances.

Meanwhile his next of kin have been informed and officers are asking anyone with information to contact 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:41 am  

Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Queens Park Rangers have appointed Mark Warburton as their new manager

The former Rangers and Nottingham Forest boss takes over from Steve McClaren who was sacked in April.

He's signed a two year contract at the Championship club.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:02 pm  

A teenage boy is in hospital after being stabbed in Croydon

The 13-year-old was found with multiple of stab wounds in Gloucester Road at 5.30pm.

Police say his injuries are non-life threatening.

No arrests have been made at this stage.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:04 pm  

Pregnant women at West Middlesex Hospital in Isleworth have been taking part in art therapy sessions

Two in ten women will experience a mental health problem during pregnancy or in the first year following birth.

The maternity team there says art therapy has long been proven to relieve stress and improve symptoms of anxiety and depression.

Women were asked to write down how they felt before and after the workshop with all saying it allowed them to express their feelings through art.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:12 pm  

Police investigating the death of a man found beside the M25 yesterday say they don’t believe he died in suspicious circumstances

One lane was closed off between junction 8 for Reigate and 9 for Leatherhead for over three hours after the discovery at 9.30am.

The man is believed to be in his 70s; next of kin has been informed.

Officers are asking anyone with information to come forward on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:07 pm  

A public discussion on the future of Kingston’s trees is taking place tonight

Some residents claim a number of “healthy” trees are going to be felled.

The “Tree Assembly” is taking place at 8pm in The Norbiton Pub.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:10 pm  

The award winning 24 Hours in A&E returned to Channel 4 last night.

The 18th series once again centres on St George’s in Tooting.

The hospital has one of the busiest A&E departments in Britain.

Patients featured in the first episode of the latest series included David, who was airlifted to the hospital after falling out of a window.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Chelsea confirm CAS appeal in official response to FIFA ruling

Chelsea will take their appeal against a two-window transfer ban to the Court of Arbitration for Sport after it was rejected by FIFA.

Football's world governing body has upheld the decision after an investigation into the club's signing of under-18s from abroad.

As it stands, they can still buy players but would not be able to register them until the summer of 2020.

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri says it will be very difficult for his side to challenge Liverpool and Manchester City next season, if they can't sign any new players.



Fifa has upheld a two transfer window ban on the club after an investigation into the signing of under-18s from abroad.

Chelsea will now take their appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

A coroner has ruled a woman and her two sons were unlawfully killed by their father in Strawberry Hill last year.

Adelino Gabriel Figueira de Faria stabbed his wife, 47 year old Laura Cecilia Navarrete De Figueira, at the family home in March.

10 year old Claudio and 7 year old Joaquin were found dead later the same day alongside their father at the foot of Birling Gap cliffs in Sussex.

Traces of a sedative, which should only be prescribed to adults, were present in both children and their mother.

Pathologists were unable to tell if the boys had jumped, fallen or been pushed.

A separate inquest Mr Figueira de Faria died by suicide.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri says his side deserve to win a trophy this season.

They head into the second-leg of their Europa League semi-final with Eintracht Frankfurt with the score level at 1-1.

The blues take on the German side at Stamford Bridge tomorrow.

Kick off is at 8 o’clock.

Sarri is eyeing lifting silverware in Baku later this month.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Kensington and Chelsea offers the best value for renting in the UK, according to new research.

Howsy say that the yearly rent in the borough is 2.63% of the average house price.

While Sutton is about a percentage point worse in terms of value, the rent is £2,000 cheaper a month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Amanda Knox is returning to Italy for the first time since she was acquitted of murder and sexual assault.

The American, who was initially convicted , was eventually cleared after a series of court decisions, following the death of Coulsdon student Meredith Kercher in 2007.

She's due to speak at a conference which aims to help those convicted of crimes they didn't commit.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Chelsea won't be able to sign any senior players until the summer of 2020.

That's after failing to get that part of their ban overturned.

The west London club were sanctioned by FIFA for breaking rules over signing minors.

The FIFA Appeal Committee partially upheld the appeal and has ruled the club will still be able to sign domestic youth players under 16s.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Twickenham Stadium’s annual Army Navy rugby match could be scrapped.

It’s after residents complained about the drunken behaviour of alleged fans after Saturday’s match.

Richmond Council says it has received reports of urination in gardens, fans passed out in the streets and attempted theft.

In one instance, a woman was hospitalised after being struck by a bottle thrown by fans in St Margarets.

The council says it is holding urgent meetings with the RFU to work out a way forward.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:08 pm  

A project designed to protect elderly and vulnerable people in Richmond from being scammed has been awarded £1,000.

The Council’s Civic Pride Fund has given the money to the ‘Scam Safe’ project, which was founded last year.

It’s run by retired Police Officer Les Jackson.

The funding will be used to purchase purse bells and card defenders to protect further against scammers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:11 pm  

It's claimed children are behind a third of all reports of dangerous behaviour on Britain's railways

Figures show more than 250 incidents are noted every week.

Network Rail says train surfing is among recent examples.

Along with British Transport Police, they’re trying to crack down on “high-risk” areas, which include Croydon.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

A charity in Hammersmith is using horses to help change the lives of young people.


Key4Life works with youngsters who have been involved in crime or are at risk of getting involved.

Horses play a central role in the charity’s rehabilitation work.

It says working with and riding them gives the youngsters a confidence boost, while helping them understand their responsibilities
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

Cars and bus shelters are being damaged in Chertsey, by vandals reportedly using catapults

Police say nuts and bolts have been fired out of a black 4x4.

The incidents were reported on the afternoon of the 30th of April, and again on Saturday.

There are no reports of any injuries to people.

Residents are being asked to check their video door bell and home CCTV footage.

If you have information to assist please contact 101 quoting the following references listed below.

Little Green Lane
29/04 overnight
45190044999

Guildford Road
30/04 circa 19:30
45190045152

St Anne’s Road
30/04 circa 17:30-19:30
45190045168

Pyrcroft Road
30/04 circa 19:15
45190045275

Pyrcroft Road
04/05 circa 17:30
45190046608

Hardwick Lane
04/05 circa 19:00
45190046738
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:06 am  

Police chased a motor home last night in Woking

It was reported stolen at around 11, and was recovered within 30 minutes of being allegedly taken.

One person has been arrested.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:04 am  

The Archdeacon of Croydon is to retire after 40 years as a clergyman

The Venerable Christopher Skilton is to step down next year just before his 65th birthday.

The Bishop of Southwark says “We will greatly miss his wisdom and good humour”, but wished him a happy retirement.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:20 am  

Richmond Council says it’s disappointed dockless bike firm ofo pulled out of the borough, but it’s looking to replace it

19,000 trips were made during the 6 months ofo was in operation last year.

People could use the ofo app on their smartphone to find, unlock and pay for the hire of the bike.

There were no docking stations and people could park the bike anywhere that a regular bike might be parked.

But a lack of take-up nationally, vandalism of the bikes and alleged monetary problems forced the Chinese firm’s withdrawal.

But Richmond Council says it is reviewing the use of dockless bikes in Richmond, and it wants residents’ views on bike share schemes.

A new consultation ends on June the 7th. You can find out more on the council’s website.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:10 am  

Croydon Crime

The biggest increases in knife crime have been seen in areas which have closed the most youth clubs.

That's according to research following a freedom of information request by Croydon Central MP Sarah Jones.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:04 am  

Tuesday, 7 May 2019

An air stewardess has been fined for being more than four times over the drink-fly limit

64 year old American Airlines cabin crew Cynthia Struble was apprehended as she was about to board a flight at Heathrow.

Tests showed she had 93 milligrams of alcohol in 100ml of blood.
The legal limit for air crew is 20 milligrams.

She was ordered to pay a total of £1,046, including a £660 fine, £66 victim surcharge and £320 costs following the incident in December.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:04 pm  

A house in Staines has been handed a closure order by police

Officers from Spelthorne’s Safer Neighbourhood Team put in an urgent application following increased concerns about the property.

They claim the house in Celia Crescent had become a hotspot for drug users who had taken over the owner’s address.

The order gives Social Services and support workers the chance to work with the victim in a safer and more secure environment.

The order will remain in force until August.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:15 pm  

Investigations are continuing after a maisonette caught fire in Tooting

The blaze broke out at a property in Idlecombe Road yesterday morning.

Firefighters led one woman to safety; she was treated at the scene for smoke inhalation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:22 pm  

A biker has been airlifted to St George’s hospital with serious injuries after he was involved in an accident on the M25 near Chertsey

Police and ambulance crews arrived at the scene near Junction 11 just before midday.

No other vehicles are thought to have been involved.

Both stretches of the motorway were briefly closed to allow the air ambulance to land.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:22 pm  

A woman's been seriously hurt after a police van hit her in Streatham High Road

The incident happened just before midday as officers were responding to an emergency call.

The woman was taken to hospital where her condition is currently deemed critical.

The matter has been referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct who will investigate independently.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:08 pm  

Police appeal to identify man wanted in connection with distraction burglary of an elderly woman in Croydon



The hunt is on to find a man who stole an 89 year old’s OBE medal after distracting her at her home in Croydon.

The burglary happened at around 10am on March the 21st when the suspect, who posed as a builder, gained entry to the flat in Park Hill.

The victim let the man in to look at an alleged leak in the kitchen before he made off with the medal and £120 in cash.

The victim’s purse, minus the money, was posted back through the letterbox five days later.

Police have released CCTV images above of the man they would like to question in connection to the theft.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Investigations are continuing after a body was found beside the M25 this morning

One lane was closed off on the clockwise stretch between junction 8 for Reigate and 9 for Leatherhead just before 10 o’clock.

No more details have been released.

Anyone with information is asked to call Surrey Police on 101 as investigations continue.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

QPR are reportedly going to name Mark Warburton as their new manager this week

The Mail is reporting that he was chosen ahead of Michael Appleton and Tim Sherwood.

The 56 year old former Brentford boss has been without a club since being sacked from Nottingham Forest in 2017.

The Rs have been in the Championship for three seasons, and finished in 19th place this year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:59 pm  

Sutton Council has officially launched its domestic abuse awareness campaign

“Not Alone in Sutton” is being described as a “potential lifeline for victims.”

Former Mayor of Sutton, Councillor Jean Crossby, is the Council’s lead member for domestic abuse.

She suffered at the hands of her ex-husband more than 40 years ago.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

Police in Sri Lanka say all the suspects thought to be behind the Easter Sunday bombings in the country have been arrested or are dead

They also say bomb making equipment for future attacks has been confiscated.

The attacks killed more then 250 people including teenagers Amelie and Daniel Linsey from Hammersmith.

Their funerals were held in California, where their father is from, last week.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Lib Dem leader and Twickenham MP tweets his congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex

Sir Vince Cable has joined thousands of others on Twitter.

He tweeted earlier "Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex on the birth of their baby boy. Best wishes to the whole family and look forward to hearing a name soon! #royalbaby"

We still don't know what name the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have picked for their son, but the bookies' favourites are Alexander, Arthur and James.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:59 pm  

Update: A body has been found beside the M25

One lane was closed off on the clockwise stretch between junction 8 for Reigate and 9 for Leatherhead just before 10 o’clock.

Dorking Road through Walton on the Hill has also been closed along with the bridge that runs over the motorway.

Anyone with information is asked to call Surrey Police on 101 as investigations continue.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

The Chancellor has joined in celebrations in welcoming the new royal arrival

MP for Runnymede and Weybridge, Philip Hammond, says he raised a glass on hearing the news that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex had a baby boy yesterday.

He had this to say to us earlier.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

A body has been discovered on the side of the M25 between junctions 8 and 9

Police were called around half past nine to the clockwise stretch near to the Walton-on-the-Hill bridge.

The bridge and one lane are currently closed, with about four miles of queuing.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:04 pm  

A wild card is being held in reserve for Andy Murray at the Queen's Club tennis championships

The former world number one has been given time to let organisers know if he'll be fit in time for the pre-Wimbledon event next month.

Britain will have two direct entrants at Queen's for the first time since 2006, with Kyle Edmund and Cameron Norrie both down to compete.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:36 am  

The most depressed areas in England are largely in the North-West, according to new research

The Guardian reports that Brinnington near Stockport recorded the highest level, with nearly a quarter of patients at GPs seeking help for the condition.

Many of the areas are disproportionately poor and have large numbers of people living alone.

Wimbledon Common was among the least-prevalent areas, at just 3.7%.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:04 am  

Carshalton Athletic can reflect on the past season proudly despite suffering defeat in the play-offs last week



The Robins' first season back in the Bostik Premier League after five years away ended with the club finishing in second place, plus they reached the last 16 of the FA Trophy and took National Conference club Barnet to a replay.

Carshalton welcomed fifth-placed Merstham for a play-off semi-final last Thursday but the Moatsiders completed a hat-trick of victories over their hosts this season by winning 2-1 via a late strike by Kershaney Samuels.

But player/manager Peter Adeniyi, whom scored his side's goal in that game, believes once the dust has settled everyone associated with the club should be able to walk tall.

"Firstly, I want to thank everyone within the club including the chairman, my management and coaching team, everyone behind the scenes and the players for all their efforts," said Adeniyi after the game.

"It's been a fantastic season in which everyone on the pitch gave everything. I'm extremely proud of what they've achieved.

"And the fans' support both home and away has been amazing, even when we went through some bad spells. We didn't want to disappoint them tonight but we'll re-group over the summer and look ahead to next season."

There was a rainbow over Colston Avenue before kick-off but it was Merstham that struck gold after just two minutes - top scorer Walter Figueira capitalised on a poor back pass to drill home his 19th of the season.

But Carshalton were only behind for 15 minutes as Adeniyi met Bobby Price's low centre before guiding it first-time across goal and inside the far post.

"It was always going to be a tight affair and neither team really dominated. We created the better chances after equalising but, after half-time, perhaps people didn't want to make mistakes," Adeniyi lamented.

"The game came down to just a few moments and, unfortunately for us, Merstham got two goals to our one."

The decisive moment came when Samuels tried his luck from 20 yards and the ball went in via the glove of keeper Billy Bishop whom saw it late through a crowd of players.

And then the dismissal of striker Omar Koroma for a second yellow card compounded Carshalton's misery on the night.

"That was another moment that went against us. Maybe if we'd had 11 on the pitch right until the end things might've been different but I wish Merstham all the best in the final," added Adeniyi.

"I know the boys are disappointed, and they should be as it's part and parcel of the game, but no-one would've expected us to finish second in the league. We know what we are capable of and I want them to feel proud and be ready to push on after our break."

Photo credit: Chris Bushe
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:34 am  

It's claimed violent crime is higher in places where cuts to youth services have been the biggest

It’s following a freedom of information request by Croydon Central MP Sarah Jones.

The research suggests spending on things like youth clubs has been slashed by up to 91% over the last three years.

Patrick Green from the Ben Kinsella Trust says there are other factors behind the increase too.



The government says it IS determined to tackle the causes of knife crime.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:40 am  

The market for expensive houses in London has been described as “cautious”, according to analysis by a bank

Coutt’s London Prime Property Index says that houses valued between one and ten million pounds have as much as a fifth knocked off the asking price.

Buying and selling levels in Fulham and Earl’s court are at their lowest in six years.

However, Wimbledon, Richmond, Putney and Barnes are seeing price rises of over 3%.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:04 am  

Met Police win play-off final in East Molesey

Met Police beat Poole Town 1-nil yesterday in the Southern League South Division play-off final at Imber Court.

There was no goal-line technology on hand to help the Dolphins as there was some dispute as to whether or not Jack Mazzone’s 72nd minute header had crossed the line.

The men from East Molesey have set up a winner-takes-all clash with Tonbridge Angels on Saturday.

The Angels beat Merstham 2-nil in their Isthmian League Premier Division Play-off final.

Saturday’s winner at Imber Court will be promoted to the National League South Division next season.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:03 am  

Grenfell Tower inquiry accused of failing to deliver

The Grenfell Tower fire inquiry has been accused of "failing to deliver" on promises.

The first phase ended in December, but a group of law firms representing victims' families say they're still waiting for the interim recommendations.

72 people died in the fire in South Kensington, west London almost two years ago.

Isabel Bathurst is from Slater and Gordon - one of the law firms involved.



A spokeswoman for the inquiry says teams ARE in regular contact with families.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:04 am  

Monday, 6 May 2019

In the Championship Norwich were crowned champions after a 2-1 win at Aston Villa

Brentford ended their campaign with a 3-nil win over Preston at Griffin Park to finish 11th in the table.

Frenchman Neal Maupay netting his 28th goal of the season for the Bees.

QPR lost 2-1 at Sheffield Wednesday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

Racial offences on the London underground have doubled in the last four years, according to the British Transport Police

There were over 1000 reports last year, compared to 575 in 2014.

The Overground recorded the most crimes, with the Northern and District Lines not far behind.

The BTP say it’s largely verbal abuse, but they treat every report seriously.

Meanwhile a spokesman for the Mayor of London say the increase partly reflects campaigns to encourage people to come forward.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:30 pm  

A murder investigation is underway following a fatal stabbing in Southwark

A teenager was stabbed to death after being chased down a street in south-east London.

The 18-year-old was chased by a man from Newington Gardens into Tiverton Street in Southwark, where he was stabbed.

He was stabbed around 9.30 on Sunday evening.

He was taken by air ambulance to hospital but he died just before 11pm.

Next of kin have been told and a post-mortem test is due to take place.

The Met Police said the attacker was wearing a grey or blue hoodie.

No arrests have been made and a murder investigation has been launched.

He is the 29th fatal stabbing in London so far this year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Chelsea forward Callum Hudson-Odoi calls for an end to ‘evil’ racist abuse

It comes after he and a number of team-mates were racially abused by Montenegro fans.

England won the Euro 2020 qualifier 5-1 in Podgorica in March but the match was overshadowed by racist chanting.

"Just everybody stop the racial abuse," Hudson-Odoi told The Players' Tribune.

"I just want to live my life. I just want to play football and make my family proud."

The 18 year old from Wandsworth was making his first senior England start against Montenegro and he says the abuse that he, Danny Rose and Raheem Sterling received was "unacceptable".

Montenegro have been ordered by UEFA to play their next home match behind closed doors as punishment.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Two police officers have sustained injuries after they were rammed by a car near Wandsworth Road station last night

It happened just after midnight when they approached a vehicle on Albion Road which tried to make off and collided with the police car.

The officers were injured while trying to detain the occupants.

Three people have been arrested on suspicion of GBH and assaulting police.

They have been taken to a south London police station where they remain in custody.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

Brentford winger, Said Benrahama has won Goal of the Season award

It was for sensational strike against Hull City in February.

The Bees went on to win against the Tigers at Griffin Park.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:12 pm  

Police in Sutton are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a missing 79 year old




Svetlana Rodina was last seen by a neighbour in Turnpike Lane walking in the direction Sutton town centre on Friday morning.

Svetlana is originally from Azerbaijan and speaks no English at all, she is a white, 5ft 4, of slim build with white hair.

She is known to frequent the areas of Sutton, Kingston and East Molesey.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:26 pm  

BREAKING NEWS: The Duchess of Sussex has gone into labour

It's been confirmed Duchess of Sussex went into labour in the early hours of this morning.

Prince Harry is currently beside her.

Meghan and Harry have previously said they intend to keep the plans for the arrival of the new royal private.

They chose not to find out the sex.

The child, which is the couple's first, will be seventh-in-line to the British throne.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

Brentford FC's boss admits it’s unlikely all of the key players will stay beyond this summer

Thomas Frank is keen to build on his team’s strong foundations and push for promotion to the Premier League next season.

Several of their stars have been strongly linked with moves away from Griffin Park.

England youth international Ezri Konsa and leading scorer Neal Maupay are among those that might be leaving.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:11 pm  

London Marathon winner Eliud Kipchoge hopes to break the 2-hour marathon barrier later this year

He announced plans for the record attempt during a visit to the track in Oxford - where Sir Roger Bannister ran the first sub-four-minute mile 65 years ago.

The Kenyan currently holds the record for the world's fastest marathon at 2 hours, 1 minute and 39 seconds.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:48 am  

Watford boss Javi Gracia admits the FA Cup has become a distraction for his players

Their 3-nil defeat at Chelsea in the Premier League yesterday means they are winless in their last three matches.

Gracia's team face Manchester City in the final at Wembley later this month.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:41 am  

Parts of Surrey experience another earth tremor

Areas of Surrey have once again been affected by earth tremors.

People in Crawley reported that homes shook during the quake in the early hours of Saturday morning.

The latest tremor had a 2.5 magnitude and according to the British Geological Survey an area just over the Sussex-Surrey border has been in the grip of an earthquake “swarm” since last year.

In February four tremors were recorded in in the Surrey area in the space of a fortnight.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:50 am  

Surrey Cricket League: Surrey Seamers start title defence with comfortable win

Franco Surrey Seamers began the defence of their Surrey Cricket League Premier Division title with a convincing 9 wicket win over Osterley 2000 in Hersham.

The hosts took first strike and made 188 for 9.

Last year’s top batsman Sumith Madhusanka then scored an unbeaten 73 to lead the Seamers to 190 for 1.

There were also wins for Balham & Tooting, Clapham Old Xaverians, Reigate Priory and St Lukes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:26 am  

A Boy from Wandsworth has won a prestigious award

A Boy from Wandsworth has won this year’s Wandsworth Young Person of the Year Award.

Michael Enriquez a Year 12 pupil at Ernest Bevin School in Tooting was recognised for his work with Crest to design sustainable

buildings in the UK and Kenya.

He was also commended for money raised for STEM4 charity working with young people who have mental health issues.

Michael who wants to become an architect also plays semi-professional for Tooting and Mitcham FC.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:34 am  

Sunday, 5 May 2019

Today officially marks the first ever Surrey Day

Surrey receives around 26 million visitors every year.

So a range of activities have been put on to celebrate the event from galleries and museums through to cave explorations and street parties across the county.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:44 pm  

Chelsea secure their place in the Champions League

Chelsea have secured their place in the Champions League next season with a 3-nil victory over Watford at Stamford Bridge.

The win, combined with Arsenal's draw against Brighton, means they are guaranteed a top-four finish in the Premier League.

Boss Maurizio Sarri says he's delighted with the character his players have shown in the last few weeks.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:29 pm  

Chelsea, QPR and Brentford all take wins this afternoon

Chelsea took a huge step towards a Premier League top four finish after a 3-nil win over Watford.

Manchester United’s hopes of qualifying for the Champions League next season are over as they held a 1-all draw at Huddersfield.

Meanwhile in the Championship – Brentford defeated Preston at home 3 nil in their final game of the season and guaranteeing them a top-

half finish in the Championship in 11th place.

And QPR was victorious as they beat Sheffield Wednesday 2-1. This secured them a 19th place in the Champions league

Norwich City won the Championship title.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:35 pm  

Brentford hosted Preston in their final game of the season today, winning 3 nil.

Brentford hosted Preston in their final game of the season today, winning 3 nil.

This has guaranteed the West London club a top-half finish in the Championship in 11th place.

Meanwhile, the Bees have been given 3 points after their game against Bolton last weekend was cancelled.

The Wanderers’ players refused to play in a dispute over unpaid wages.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:07 pm  

Chelsea may have secured Champions League football today after a win at Stamford Bridge.

They could seal the top four place after beating Watford 3-0 if Arsenal slip up at home to Brighton.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:25 pm  

It was the final game of the season for Queens Park Rangers, as they beat Sheffield Wednesday 2-1.

This has secured them the 19th place in the Champions league.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:11 pm  

Two girls have been elected as Hounslow’s representatives in the UK Youth Parliament.

Nearly 10,000 votes were cast across the borough.

Kainaat Siddiqi from the Heathland School has been chosen as the new Member of Youth Parliament.

While Fatima-Zahra Yusuf from Chiswick School is the Deputy Member.

In her role Kainaat is looking to improve access to mental health services for young people and to tackle knife crime.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Reeds Weybridge RFC has made history at Twickenham stadium this afternoon after taking on the Thornensians RFC from Yorkshire and winning 42-5.

Reeds Weybridge RFC has made history at Twickenham stadium this afternoon after taking on the Thornensians RFC from Yorkshire and

winning 42-5.

This was the first time the Reeds reached the finals of the Junior Vase Competition.

Spokesperson for the Reeds George Spinks has described it as a brilliant day as they got to a half time score of 35 points to 5. He

said that the 'backs were running and passing with gile'.

Weybridge RFC also won the Surrey One League title this season after winning 18 out of 18 games.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:26 pm  

Princess Alice Hospice is championing a national awareness campaign which aims to open up the conversation about dying.

The theme of this year’s Dying Matters Week, from May the 13th, is “Are we ready?”

It’ll focus on whether we have thought about our own death or that of a loved one.

A number of events and activities will be held at the hospice in Esher.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

This year’s big pedal in Richmond saw big efforts from schools with more than 18,700 travel journeys completed in ten days.

Barnes primary school finished 7th in the large primary schools 5 day challenge with St Mary’s church of England finishing 78th.

There were top 20 finishes for St Magdalen’s Catholic Primary school and Deer Park School in the small primary schools 1 day challenge.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

Police are appealing for help finding a 79 year old woman from Sutton.

Svetlana Rodina is missing and was last seen on Friday.

If you have any information you should call 101.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

Brentford host Preston in their final game of the season this afternoon.

Both sides will end the year in mid-table, whatever the result.

However a win would guarantee the West London club a top-half finish in the Championship.

Meanwhile, the Bees have been given 3 points after their game against Bolton last weekend was cancelled.

The Wanderers’ players refused to play in a dispute over unpaid wages.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

Chelsea can secure Champions League football today with a win at Stamford Bridge today.

They’ll seal a top-four place should they beat Watford and Arsenal slip-up at home to Brighton.

Defender David Luiz knows the Hornets won’t make it easy for them though.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

Reeds Weybridge RFC will be hoping to make history today.

They’ve reached the finals of the Junior Vase Competition for the first time.

They’ll take on Yorkshire Thornensians at Twickenham Stadium.

Reeds captain Billy Maddock has this advice for his team.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

Croydon Tramlink drivers will strike again on Thursday.

ASLEF union members are in a dispute with the operators over pay and time off.

Contingency plans are in place to operate a limited service only between Wimbledon and East Croydon.

They last walked out on Wednesday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 am  

The holy month of Ramadan begins today.

Muslims will fast from dawn until sunset, forgoing any food or drink until their night time meal.

On Friday, police issued a message encouraging the public to continue attending places of worship following recent terrorist attacks abroad.

The Baitul Futuh in Morden, Britain’s largest Mosque, has issued a statement;

“In any society, all members of the public have a right to safety and it is up to the government and police to protect members of the public as best they can.

In this context, it’s up to government to root out all forms of extremism and the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community has been speaking about the importance of this for many years.

Under no circumstances can terrorism ever be justified. We hope that the authorities clamp down on all forms of extremism and hatred.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

Fulham is expected to make an announcement in the next week on the appointment of a permanent manager.

Caretaker boss Scott Parker is confident he’ll be considered for the job.

Prior to yesterday’s 1-nil loss at Wolves he presided over three straight wins last month.

Parker believes he's put himself in a good position to continue.



posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:18 am  

Wimbledon complete League One "great escape"

AFC Wimbledon have completed the “great escape” in League One.

A nil-all draw at relegated Bradford yesterday was enough to secure their status in the division on goal difference.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:04 am  

UK offers its expertise to team restoring Notre Dame

Heritage Minister Michael Ellis has outlined a package of support to the French team rebuilding Notre Dame.

Speaking in Paris on Friday Mr Ellis said decades of restoration experience in Britain gained after the fires at Windsor Castle, York Minster and Hampton Court Palace will be offered to French heritage experts.

A blaze ripped through apartments at Hampton Court Palace in March 1986 resulting in a 20-million pound repair bill.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:15 am  

Fulham expected to appoint permanent manager soon

Fulham is expected to make an announcement in the next week on the appointment of a permanent manager.

Caretaker boss Scott Parker is confident he’ll be considered for the job.

Prior to yesterday’s 1-nil loss at Wolves he presided over three straight wins last month.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:34 am  

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