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Saturday, 27 July 2019

Wandsworth could soon be the greenest borough in inner London.


That’s the aim of the council.

It’s hoping to be carbon neutral by 2030 and a zero-emission council by 2050.

Council Leader Cllr Ravi Govindia explains how the authority is going to achieve that.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Nearly 100 people using electric scooters were stopped by police in London this week.

10 people were fined and had their e-scooters confiscated for reasons like speeding or ignoring red lights.

Earlier this month YouTube star Emily Hartridge was the first e-scooter rider to be killed on British roads, after colliding with a lorry in Battersea.

By law, these new modes of transports can only be used on private roads.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Hounslow police is warning people about the dangers of driving hungover.

It says if you have a few alcoholic drinks there’s a risk you can still be over the limit when you wake up.

A survey by the road safety charity Brake found that 1 in 5 people admit to getting behind the wheel the morning after a heavy drinking session.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:22 pm  

Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta says new manager Frank Lampard is demanding a higher fitness level from them.

The club's all-time leading scorer took over from Maurizio Sarri this summer.

Azpilicueta says Lampard has united the squad.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

Time is running out for people to have their say on the future of Roehampton Playing Fields.

A public consultation was launched by Wandsworth Council on ways the site in Dover House Road could be improved earlier this year.

The authority is already inviting groups to bid to maintain and manage the playing fields.

Residents who want to take part in the consultation have until August the 23rd.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:06 am  

We’re being urged to heed the advice of the RNLI and “float to live.”

The request follows the heatwave and the death of a man in the Thames at Kingston on Tuesday.

Teddington lifeboat station’s Paul Stallard explains the benefits of floating.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

Officers remain at the scene of a fatal hit and run in Chessington this morning.

A 25 year old man was pronounced dead at the scene in Moor Lane just after midnight yesterday.

Police say the incident appears to have been pre-meditated.

Officers are liaising with residents over any concerns or information they may have.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:07 am  

Kingston gets ready for vaccination of boys for HPV.

GPs in Kingston are the latest in London to welcome the introduction of the HPV vaccine to boys aged 12 and 13.

They’ll be given the jab at schools across the borough from September.

Girls have been offered it since 2008.

HPV is responsible for the majority of cervical cancers as well as cancers of the genitals and mouth.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:43 am  

Police charge men with terrorism offences in South West London.

A second man who was arrested as part of an investigation by the Met's Counter Terrorism team has been charged with terrorism offences.

28 year old Ayub Nurhussein, of south west London, was charged Friday with funding terrorism and possession of information likely to be useful to committing an act of terrorism.

On Thursday, 42 year old Farah Ahmed also of south west London was charged with similar terrorist related offences,
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:46 am  

Clapham and Streatham men are sentenced for county lines drug convictions.

A total of sixteen gang members have been jailed for a combined sixty one years over “county lines” drug offences.

The gang which include David Mundle from Clapham and Tevin Nugent of Streatham, supplied class A drugs from London to the Home Counties, including part of Hampshire, Surrey and Kent.

A large quantity of drugs, cash and suspected stolen goods were seized by police.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:43 am  

Sunbury teen takes gaming to a new level.

A teenager from Sunbury is in the top 100 competitors after beating 40 million other online gamers to take part in the first ever Fortnight World Cup.

15 year old Benjamin Fish who goes by the name of Benjyfishy says that if he wins the top prize of three million dollars, he wants to buy a house for the family.

The event which is taking place in New York will see more than 30 nations represented, with 70 players coming from the US, 14 from France and 11 from the UK.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:08 am  

Friday, 26 July 2019

Wimbledon MP Stephen Hammond has been removed as Minister for Health.

Mr Hammond supported Boris Johnson during the campaign, but is a prominent opponent of a No-Deal Brexit.

Yesterday, Mr Johnson said all his cabinet and ministers were united against leaving the EU “whatever the circumstances”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:42 pm  

The West London River Group has been awarded £5,000 to improve the habitat on the Leg of Mutton Reservoir in Barnes.

The area provides nesting, roosting and feeding opportunities as well as connectivity to the wider landscape.

The group will use the money to install a wildfowl nesting platform and nesting boxes for birds, particularly owls.

It will also plant new trees to replace those that have fallen or been felled due to decay.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:09 pm  

A miniature digger has been stolen from a school in Walton.

The bright orange digger with ‘T Laughman’ printed on the side was stolen from Cleves Juniors between 10 and 11pm on Monday.

The suspects drove the digger out, causing damage to a fence and a number on concrete bollards.

They dumped it in Weybridge, but not before being captured on CCTV.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:07 pm  

A G4S driver whole stole over £800,000 from his firm’s van in Clapham has been jailed for four years and eight months.

36 year old Joel March abandoned his vehicle and fled with 43 out of 48 of the deposit boxes in April.

He admitted to theft by employee and concealing the proceeds of crime.

Over £800,000 is still missing.

March had left the keys in the ignition, and his personal and work mobile phones and body armour behind.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:10 pm  

Thousands of passengers are stranded at airports in London because of an earlier fault with radar systems, causing severe disruption.

Flights were already delayed at Gatwick and Heathrow after record high temperatures yesterday were followed by thunderstorms.

These people at Heathrow are fed up waiting.



Problems have been affecting the rail network too, with engineers working to repair damage to steel tracks affected by the heat.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Investigators are assessing the damage to Wimbledon Village’s historic clocktower.



The Grade II listed monument went up in flames last night after it was struck by lightning.

The clock bell-tower, which was the Old Fire Station, sits in the heart of the high street.

A number of offices were also damaged.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:59 pm  

Police investigating a hit and run in Chessington say they are treating it as a murder investigation.

Police were called to a car in collision with a man on Moor Lane just after midnight.

They say the driver did not stop and the victim was dragged under the car for some distance.

The man, believed to be 25 years old, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Ford S Max was later found burnt out, around a mile from the crime scene in West Ewell.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

A problem with a radar system that's caused havoc at Heathrow and Gatwick airports has now been fixed.

Thousands have been left stranded by the technical fault at the UK's main air traffic service provider, NATS.

Controllers say more flights will be taking off, but disruption will continue.

There were already delays caused by heatwave conditions across Europe.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:33 pm  

Nearly 100 people have been caught illegally riding electric scooters in London this week.

Most offenders were given a warning, but ten were fined and had theirs seized because they were being irresponsible.

The scooters are increasingly being used for short journeys, but can reach speeds of 30mph, and can only be used on private land.

Social media influencer Emily Hartridge is believed to be the first person in the UK killed whilst riding one.

She died after colliding with a vehicle at the Queen’s Circus junction in Battersea a fortnight ago.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:49 pm  

A technical problem's causing further delays at Heathrow and Gatwick airports.

The UK's main air traffic service provider, NATS, is trying to fix the issue, which is causing some flight restrictions.

Many passengers have already been facing disruption due to the heat and thunderstorms across Europe.

These people have spent more than 17 hours with their children on the floor at Heathrow



A Heathrow spokesperson said:

“We apologise for the disruption caused by extreme weather conditions across Europe last night and are working alongside our airline partners to keep passengers travelling. We advise those due to travel to contact their airline for up to date flight information.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:01 pm  

Police investigating a hit and run in Chessington say they are treating it as a murder investigation.

Police were called to a car in collision with a man on Moor Lane just after midnight.

They say the driver did not stop and the victim was dragged under the car for some distance.

The man, believed to be 25 years old, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Ford S Max was later found burnt out, around a mile from the crime scene in West Ewell.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:43 pm  

Kingston Hospital is warning patients about the Ride London closures

The annual cycling event is taking place on August the 4th and 5th.

The hospital says it will be business as usual, but there will be extensive road closures around the site over the weekend.

The cycle race passes directly alongside the hospital.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:30 pm  

Leatherhead has the worst property value growth in the country

Research by Zoopla shows that prices are dropping £89.12 a day in the first half of the year.

In London, there was a drop of on average £71 a day.

However, the West Midlands is thought to be the most profitable, with rises every 24 hours of £37.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

Four teenage boys have been charged following a homophobic attack against two women on a bus

One of the teenagers, from Wandsworth, is also charged with theft and handling stolen goods.

Melania Geymonat and her girlfriend Chris were attacked after refusing to kiss on the late night bus towards Camden.

They attracted national attention after a Facebook post of the pair covered in blood.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:43 am  

Road closures are still in place, as police investigate a fatal hit and run in Chessington

A 25 year old man was pronounced dead at the scene in Moor Lane, just after midnight.

Former Kingston Council leader Kevin Davis say he is “incredulous”.

There have yet to be any arrests, and the car is still yet to be found.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:08 am  

Tooting has been chosen as one of 13 areas in London to take part in the second phase of the “Clean Air Villages” project

The project, run by the Cross River Partnership, aims to improve air quality by reducing emissions from business deliveries and servicing.

The scheme is funded by the Department of the Environment’s Air Quality Grant.

There will be “match-funding” from the private sector and seven central London boroughs.

Business owners in the area are also being urged to give their full backing.

Wandsworth is trying to become carbon-neutral by 2030 and a zero-emission council by 2050.

Around half of air pollution in London stems from road transport and of that, one third from freight vehicles.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:08 am  

Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic has withdrawn from the Rogers Cup in Montreal

The tennis world number one says he needs more rest after defeating Roger Federer earlier this month to win his 16th Grand Slam title.

Defending champion Rafael Nadal will now be top seed for the tournament which starts on August the 5th.

2009 US Open winner Juan Martin Del Potro has also pulled out as he recovers from knee surgery.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:06 am  

A man has died after a collision in Chessington

Police were called to Moor Lane just after midnight.

The 25 year old was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver didn’t stop, and the car remains missing.

If you have any information, contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:04 am  

Fund available to improve green spaces in Elmbridge

A community fund to enhance green spaces has been set up in Elmbridge.

Charities, parish councils, schools and similar groups can apply for up to £5,000.

Applications are open until the 11th of October, and will return in spring next year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:56 am  

Curran hat-trick leads Surrey to first Blast win

Surrey have got their first win in County Cricket’s T20 blast in dramatic fashion against Glamorgan.

Batting first Surrey got to 141 from their 20 overs.

Tom Curran then took a hat-trick as Glamorgan were skittled out for 44 to secure a 97 runs win.

He’s the first Surrey bowler to take a hat-trick in the competition.

Middlesex suffered a two wicket loss to Gloucestershire.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:16 am  

Man charged with Fulham murder

A man will appear in court today charged with the murder of another man in Fulham.

Forty-four-year-old Gary Blagrove was found in New Kings Road on Saturday June 29th in cardiac arrest.

He died in hospital on July 2nd.

Twenty-four-year-old Rakim Noel has been charged with his murder and will appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:26 am  

BA resume flights to Cairo

British Airways has announced flights to and from Cairo will resume today following a security review.

The Heathrow based airline suspended journeys to the Egyptian capital last Saturday - but didn't explain what prompted the move.

BA says the safety and security of customers and crew is "always our top priority."
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:53 am  

Thursday, 25 July 2019

A sixth form in Hammersmith is marking its silver jubilee

Former staff and students have reunited with current ones at the site in St Dunstan’s Road to mark the 25 years.

The community sixth form was the nation’s first school dedicated to students aged 16-19 when it opened in September 1994.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:59 pm  

A huge blaze broke out at an old fire station in Wimbledon Village



Witnesses say lightning struck the historic clock tower at around 6.30 this evening causing the fire.

Around 20 firefighters were at the scene battling to stop the blaze but it's believed the building has been badly damaged.

There are no reports of any injuries.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

A man who was convicted of 11 counts of sexual assaults on children has been given an extended sentence of 14 years



Alexander Philo-Steele, who appeared at Kingston Crown Court, had been working as a nanny before his arrest.

The 36-year-old advertised his services online and marketed himself as a ‘Peter Pan Nanny’.

He had initially been sentenced for 12 years after being found guilty of committing a series of sexual assaults between 2003 and 2018.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

A man from South West London has been charged with terrorism offences

42 year old Farah Ahmed has been remanded in custody to appear at the Old Bailey on the 16th of August.

He was arrested at a house along with a 28 year old man who was arrested on suspicion of funding of terrorism.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Two teenage girls have been charged following a violent assault on a member of staff at a shop in Croydon

Police were called to North End road on Tuesday evening following reports of an assault.

The injured woman was taken to hospital where her condition was assessed as not life threatening.

The 17-year-old girls were arrested and charged with criminal damage and assault by beating.

They’ve been bailed and are due to appear at Wimbledon Magistrates' Court on the 22nd of August.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

Ex-Chelsea footballer Cesc Fabregas has been banned from driving for six months

He was caught doing 68mph on the A3 at Tibbets Corner which is a 40mph zone.

Wimbledon Magistrates Court heard how the 32 year old told officers "I wasn't going that fast."

He pleaded guilty to speeding, was also fined £750, and banned because of the points already accumulated on is license.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:07 pm  

A house has caught fire in Balham.

The blaze broke out in Oldridge Road just before 3pm.

Half of the first floor of a mid-terraced house of two storeys were damaged.

Two women left the property before the brigade arrived and were treated for smoke inhalation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

The national pet charity Blue Cross is urging owners to be vigilant.

It’s after a study revealed twice as many dogs are stolen from inside the home than public spaces and gardens.

More than 1,800 dogs were taken last year, with French bulldogs and pugs being targeted in particular.

Diane James, from the charity’s Merton based hospital, is mystified.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

A 7km cycle route has been approved for between Kensington Olympia and Brentford Town Centre.

Cycle Superhighway 9 includes a cycle lane at Kew Bridge.

Around a quarter of people supported the idea at consultation, but a similar number feared it would cause congestion.

Hammersmith Mums for Lungs group says “It’s sending a clear message that car journeys are impacting on the health of our children”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Today marks three years since a man was shot dead at a pool party near Epsom Downs.

Police are no closer to finding out who killed 34 year old Ricardo Hunter.

He was one of about 400 people attending the party, hosted by a reggae artist, in Headley.

Police have re-iterated appeals for information to mark the anniversary.

They're asking for anyone with information to contact them.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:19 pm  

It's now the second hottest day ever recorded in the UK

It hit 37.9 degrees Celsius at Heathrow Airport, making it the warmest day in the month of July that we've ever experienced.

That's only 0.6 degrees off the overall top temperature, which was in Kent in 2003.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:01 pm  

Electric bike rental is coming to Sutton.

There’s fifty bikes available at the moment, with more planned if they’re a success.

Users can access the bikes with a dedicated phone app.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Tennis champion Boris Becker has been banned from driving for six months, after being caught speeding in Roehampton.

It’s the second time the Wimbledon star has broken the limit on the same stretch of road.

He didn’t appear for his hearing, where he was represented by the lawyer who helped David Beckham out of a speeding offence.

However, Becker pleaded guilty to all the charges against him.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:57 pm  

The record’s been broken for the hottest July day ever at Heathrow

It's hit 36.9 degrees Celsius at Heathrow Airport.

That's 0.2 degrees above than the previous high.

We could still top 38.5 degrees, which would make it the warmest day ever recorded in the UK since we started keeping a note of the statistics in 1914.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:45 pm  

It's officially the hottest day of the year so far, and it's expected to get even warmer.

It's reached 35.1 degrees Celsius at Heathrow.

Forecasters say temperatures could rise to 39 degrees, that would be the highest in the UK since records began in 1914.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:52 pm  

Rail passengers are being advised not to travel on certain routes today because of the potentially record-breaking heat

Speed restrictions are being enforced as there are worries the tracks could buckle.

It could reach 39 Celcius today - the highest temperature in the UK since records began in 1914.

Arlene Wellman is Chief nurse at Epsom and St Helier hospitals.

She says, surprisingly, we need to keep our windows shut.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:09 pm  

Epsom and St Helier's Chief Nurse Arlene Wellman issues her top tips on how to stay cool during the heatwave

It could be the hottest day on record in the UK today, with temperatures expected to reach 39 degrees.

Arlene Wellman is Chief Nurse at Epsom and St Helier hospitals.

She has this advice for people struggling to stay cool in the heat.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:31 am  

A newsagents in Stanwell has been robbed at knifepoint

A man walked into Martin’s on Clare road at around 9.30am on Saturday with his face covered.

He demanded money, but left empty handed, and left his knife behind.

Nobody was injured, although staff were left shaken.

The suspect is described as white, 5ft 9 tall, of a slim build and was wearing blue trainers, light-coloured jeans, a grey hooded jacket and a black face mask.

He was carrying a white drawstring bag.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:06 am  

RNLI Teddington's Paul Stallard explains the dangers of taking a dip in the Thames to cool off during the heatwave

Rail passengers are being advised not to travel on certain routes today because of the potentially record-breaking heat.

Speed restrictions are being enforced as there are worries the tracks could buckle.

It could reach 39 Celcius today, the highest temperatures in UK since records began in 1914.

Teddington lifeboat station's Paul Stallard tells Jackie's Lucy Mayer about the dangers of cooling off in the Thames and how anyone who accidentally finds themselves in cold water, should "float to live."



To find out more about the RNLI's "Respect the Water" campaign, click here

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:52 am  

A drunk woman is facing jail after assaulting an eight year old boy on a flight to Heathrow

51 year old alcoholic Louise Dixon reportedly started drinking after learning her flight was going to be busy.

Uxbridge Magistrates Court were told that she attempted to hit two other passengers, and was restrained for six hours.

She plead guilty and will be sentenced next month
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:07 am  

Today’s widely expected to be the hottest day ever recorded

Weather warnings have been issued up and down the country.

We’re being advised to have windows shut when it’s warmer outside than inside, and only open them when it’s too hot in the house.

Meanwhile, Teddington lifeboat station is reminding people to “respect the water.”

Crew member Paul Stallard says we shouldn’t be tempted to cool off in the fast-flowing Thames.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:28 am  

Wildflower meadows near Guildford are going to be used as donors to help restore chalk grasslands at Polesden Lacey in Bookham

Seeds from Coronation Meadow will be harvested today by staff at Kew Garden’s Millennium Seed Bank.

97% of meadows have been lost across the UK over the last 75 years.

The donor seeds, once planted, will help bees, butterflies and other pollinators thrive at their new location.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:05 am  

Sutton Council has pledged more than £1m to support domestic abuse services and women’s refuges

It’s after an 8% rise in cases reported last year.

The council’s leader, Ruth Dombey, says “we recognise we have more to do to” for their most vulnerable residents.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:12 am  

Improved mental health care in Croydon for pregnant woman,new mums and dads

New parents are set to benefit from improved mental health care in Croydon.

It comes as an action plan is being drawn up to improve signposting to where pregnant woman, new mums and dads can get help.

The plan will better streamline how services work together to identify those most at risk of perinatal mental health problems.

It will also identify how families health, social and economic circumstances impact their wellbeing.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:50 am  

Sajid Javid takes over at the Treasury from Runnymede and Weybridge MP

On his first day as Prime Minister, Boris Johnson has been busy forming his new Cabinet.

His old Tory leadership rival Jeremy Hunt has been replaced in the Foreign Office by Dominic Raab, who’s also the MP for Esher and Walton.
Sajid Javid is now Chancellor taking over from Runnymede and Weybridge MP Philip Hammond.

Mr Javid says it's a "huge privilege" to be given "such an important role."

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:25 am  

Epsom MP Chris Grayling leaves office in Boris Johnson's Cabinet reshuffle

Chris Grayling has left the government in Boris Johnson’s Cabinet reshuffle.

It’s believed the Transport Secretary left at his own request but also wasn’t asked to stay.

A source said the 57-year-old – who’s also MP for Epsom and Ewell - “packed up and said goodbye to his private office”.

Jeremy Hunt and the MP for Runnymeade and Weybridge, Phillip Hammond are among those who also left their roles.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:29 am  

Wednesday, 24 July 2019

A large fire broke out near Chessington South station earlier



It’s believed the blaze occurred just before 6.30pm at the derelict golf club in Garrison Lane.

There were no reports of any injuries and the cause of the fire is under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

A number of passengers at Heathrow Airport have been forced to fly without their luggage

It’s after a major glitch with the airport’s baggage handling system.

It’s believed passengers flying to Oslo were only told that their suitcases had been left behind once they had boarded their flight.

A spokesperson for the airport acknowledged there had been an issue but said it was working closely with its airline partners to reunite people with their luggage.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

UPDATE: A body's been found by police searching for a missing man who went into the River Thames in Kingston

The man, believed to be aged 47, is reported to have entered the water near Minima Yacht Club and began swimming, but did not resurface.

A body, believed to be the same man, was recovered at around 4.30 this afternoon.

His next-of-kin have been informed.

The death is not being treated as suspicious.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Hounslow council has confirmed it’s proposing car parking charges for people who work in the borough

Businesses could be charged up to £1,000 a year under a new “car parking levy.”

The proposal is currently out to consultation and Hounslow will make a decision on September the 3rd.

A number of town halls are said to be considering the move to cut pollution.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

Esher and Walton MP is appointed Foreign Secretary

It's been confirmed that Esher and Walton MP, Dominic Raab, has been appointed Foreign Secretary as the new Prime Minister Boris Johnson puts together his cabinet.

Sajid Javid has replaced Philip Hammond as Chancellor whilst Priti Patel takes on the role of Home Secretary.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:16 pm  

Workers on South Western Railway have voted overwhelmingly to continue with strike action

Members of the RMT union have backed walk outs for a fifth time.

The row over guards on trains is one of the longest ever industrial disputes.

SWR says no jobs are at risk and the strikes aren't fair to anyone.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:51 pm  

A woman has been arrested after what appears to be a Brazilian swear word was graffitied onto a police car

She was apparently caught “red-handed” by Hounslow Police, after three vehicles were vandalised over the past two nights.

The cars are all now back in service.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:50 pm  

A service from Woking to Waterloo has been named as one of the most crowded in the country

The 07.49 via Surbiton was found to sometimes be at 175% capacity.

An Esher to Waterloo service was implemented in May approximately ten minutes ahead to reduce the impact.

The Euston to Crewe train was the worst nationally, at 214%.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:08 pm  

Theresa May leaves Downing Street for last time

Theresa May paid tribute to her team and the British public during her final Downing Street speech.

But she reserved her most heartfelt thanks to the man standing alongside her.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:06 pm  

Today’s the final day of graduations for Kingston University students

2,600 undergraduate and postgraduates have taken part in ceremonies over the past few days.

These students say it’s been memorable.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:12 pm  

A woman has been rescued from the Thames at Richmond

The incident was one of three in the area last night.

Paul Stallard is part of Teddington’s RNLI crew who helped in the rescue.



Investigations are also continuing after a man fell into the water near Minima Yacht Club in Kingston last night.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:10 pm  

Theresa May has left Downing Street

Theresa May has bid an emotional farewell to the House of Commons as Prime Minister.

She described the link between politicians and their constituents as "the bedrock" of British democracy.




Her husband, Philip, was watching from the public gallery as she took Prime Minister's Questions for the final time.

It lasted for more than an hour, thought to be a record.

Boris Johnson takes over later this afternoon.

And as expected, Runnymede and Weybridge MP Phillip Hammond has quit as Chancellor ahead of Boris taking over.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:08 pm  

Kingston hospital says the hot weather is making it “exceptionally busy"

It’s asking people only to attend A&E if it’s a real emergency.

Bosses have issued tips on how to keep cool and are asking those with minor health problems to visit a pharmacist or their GP instead.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:51 pm  

Former Wimbledon champ Andy Murray will team up with his brother Jamie in the doubles at the latest ATP tennis event in Washington this week.

Their mum Judy posted on Twitter to confirm the news.

It will be Andy's fourth tournament since returning from hip surgery and the first he's played on a hard court.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:13 pm  

Richmond is to get a slice of around £4 million worth of funding for its school based mental health services.

It’s after a number of London councils, including Richmond, successfully bid for more cash.

The money is handed out as part of a programme led by the South West London Health and Care Partnership which launched last year.

The councils joined forces with the NHS South West London and schools in the capital to win the funding.

The programme delivers mental health support and training for children and young people, their families and teachers.

The funding, in addition to £1.8m received last year, will support the rollout of more mental health support teams over the next two years.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:10 pm  

Strikes planned by more than 4,000 workers at Heathrow airport on Friday and Saturday have been suspended.

The Unite union’s revealed members are going to vote on a new pay offer.

Heathrow previously said it was disappointed the action was being taken and it's proud of its record of being a good employer.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:09 pm  

Heathrow’s boss is urging staff to reconsider strike action that could cause a summer of disruption.

The airport is braced for industrial action, starting this Friday, when as many as 4,000 workers could strike in a dispute over pay.

They include security guards and engineers.

The airport’s CEO John Holland-Kaye is appealing to staff to come into work saying, there’s “a good deal on the table.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:26 am  

The Ministry of Justice has been given 28 days to show how it’ll improve Feltham Young Offenders institution

Local MP Seema Malhotra says “this is not the time to be defensive” and there must be a clear action plan and the required resources.

It’s after an unannounced inspection found a jump in violence and self harm.

Inmates are no longer being sent there as a result.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:10 am  

Children across Wandsworth spent the last week of the school term checking drivers’ speed limits.

The Junior Roadwatch scheme sees Year 5 and 6 pupils using speed guns to encourage drivers to slow down outside schools.

Up to ten children are taken to a location near the school chosen by the police.

Any drivers found to be speeding or ignoring traffic rules are checked out by the police using the Police National Computer.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:02 am  

A month-long exhibition will be held in Croydon to mark 100 years of council homes in the borough

It will include photographs of housing from the 20th century, vintage household items and written case studies from tenants.

The Housing Act, which was passed in 1919, has seen around 25,000 council homes built in Croydon.

The exhibition, hosted by the Museum of Croydon, will launch on Friday the 2nd of August.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:06 am  

Despite not being able to sign anyone because of a transfer ban, Chelsea boss Frank Lampard says he's happy with his striking options

Olivier Giroud, Tammy Abraham and Michy Batshuayi will compete for a starting spot in the new campaign.

Lampard believes the trio give him enough fire power, heading into the season.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:06 am  

Inmates aren’t being sent to Feltham Young Offender Institution because of a jump in violence and self-harm

The Chief Inspector of Prisons made the decision after an unannounced check on the facility - which houses teenagers aged 15 to 18.

Peter Clarke wants to know from the Ministry of Justice - within 28 days - how conditions will be improved.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:04 am  

Two men are in hospital following a stabbing in Mitcham

Police were called to Rock Close just before midnight.

Neither are in a critical condition.

There have yet to be any arrests.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:15 am  

Heathrow braces for industrial action
Heathrow’s boss is urging staff to reconsider strike action that could cause a summer of disruption.

The airport is braced for industrial action, starting this Friday, when as many as 4-thousand workers could strike in a dispute over pay.

They include security guards and engineers.

The airport’s CEO John Holland-Kaye is appealing to staff to come into work saying, there’s “a good deal on the table.”

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:05 am  

Anti-social Behaviour week launched in Surrey

This week is Anti-Social Behaviour week across Surrey.

It’s a chance for residents to raise concerns with the police via a number of platforms including social media.

Anti-social behaviour is classed as verbal abuse, shouting, dumping rubbish or even anti-social drinking.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:03 am  

Man missing from Mitcham

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Police are appealing for help in tracing a man missing from the Mitcham area.

Seventy-eight-year-old Ernest Ricketts hasn’t been seen since yesterday morning.

He’s is black and about 5-feet-8-inches tall.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:11 am  

Chelsea beat Barcelona in pre-season game

Chelsea continued their tour of Japan with a 2-1 win over Barcelona in the Rakuten Cup.

In other friendlies yesterday Fulham drew 1-all with Oxford while AFC Wimbledon beat Met Police 3-1 at Imber Court.

Sutton were 2-nil winners over Dulwich Hamlet and Kingstonian registered a 2-1 win over Whitehawk.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:23 am  

Swimmer in Kingston feared dead

A man who took a dip in the Thames near Kingston High Street yesterday is feared dead.

Police received a report after 8.30 last night that a man had entered the river but failed to resurface.

Officers from the marine policing unit are also searching for two other swimmers who went missing in the river at Waterloo Bridge and at a popular swimming spot in Shadwell Basin, east London.

Officers say nobody has been found yet.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:28 am  

Tuesday, 23 July 2019

A persistent sex offender who re-offended hours after leaving prison in May is back behind bars tonight



70 year old Derrick Robins has been convicted of 19 different sexual offences since 2013.

He was headed towards a meeting with his probationary team in Croydon when his inappropriate behaviour towards two young girls was witnessed by plain clothes police officers and he was re-arrested.

He’s been handed a fresh 16-month prison sentence.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

Streatham's MP, Chuka Umunna, says Boris Johnson's election won't affect the Lib Dems

Streatham’s “remainer” MP has laughed off concern that the election of Boris Johnson will harm the Lib Dems’ plans to reverse Brexit.

Chuka Umunna, who defected from Labour to the Lib Dems, says his party’s new leader Jo Swinson is perfect prime ministerial material.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Six fraudsters, including a man from Roehampton, have been convicted for their parts in an online dating fraud conspiracy

The gang used internet dating sites to pose as wealthy businessmen to target women before demanding money from them.

Two of the victims handed over a total of £240,000 between 2016 and 2017.

They’ll be sentenced next week.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

It appears the wrong type of heat has been causing delays for train passengers through Croydon today

Thameslink and Southern were warning of possible disruption because of the “high track temperatures.”

The Croydon to Brighton route was listed as being affected.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

British Airways has failed in its attempt to halt industrial action by its pilots in a pay dispute

The Heathrow based airline went to the High Court to get a temporary injunction, but it's been dismissed.

It means there could be strikes as soon as the 6th of August.

BA has been given permission to appeal, which could happen as early as Friday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Pre-season continues at Colston Avenue as Carshalton Athletic hammered Burgess Hill Town on Saturday.


Photo credit: Chris Bushe

There were five different scorers as the Robins won 6-1 against their visitors from West Sussex, a result that gave the club a first friendly win at the third attempt.

But, while the result will be a confidence booster, player/manager Peter Adeniyi was happier with the performance as he continues to hone his squad.

He's told reporter James Barrett-Sterling;

“That was the best we’ve played since the friendlies have started but there’s still work to do,” said Adeniyi after the match.

“We wanted to put out a strong line-up and the boys listened to what we wanted from them.

“But we still have some familiar faces to return while looking at a few who are looking to join. Competition for places breeds excitement and I feel the club is in a strong position at the moment.”

Carshalton rushed into a 3-0 lead on Saturday as a sixth minute strike by Ryan Gondoh was sandwiched between two goals by Jerry Amoo.

Skipper Paris Hamilton-Downes and striker Raheem Sterling-Parker also added to the scoreline to give the Robins a healthy lead by half-time.

Town pulled a goal back on 80 minutes but substitute Jordan Cheadle had the last word as he fired in a 20 yard rocket before the final whistle.

“We are getting closer to the squad we want come the start of the season, but we want to give newcomers a chance to impress,” added Adeniyi.

“Some of the newer faces have improved over the past three games as they've become more comfortable in our environment.

“I’m sure we will have some news concerning new signings before the start of the new season.”

The home fans were happy to see Sterling-Parker back on the score-sheet as the forward continues his rehabilitation from a long-term injury that has kept him out since last November.

“It feels great to be back out on the field and I'll improve with the more games I play,” he said.

“If tough because I haven’t played with this intensity for months but I can feel myself getting fitter.

“I’ve actually enjoyed the running we’ve been doing in training recently, it’s been very beneficial. I hope I can get myself back into contention and scoring goals once the season starts.”

* Carshalton went 2-0 up against a Charlton Athletic XI on Monday evening via Ricky Korboa and a penalty by Gondoh, but the visitors scored twice at the death to earn a draw.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Esher's MP speaks out following Boris Johnson's election

Boris Johnson will become Prime Minister tomorrow after winning the Conservative leadership contest.

The former foreign secretary received around double the number of votes as Jeremy Hunt in a ballot of Tory members.

Mr Johnson won around two-thirds of the vote in the ballot of Conservative Party members.

Speaking to reporters, Dominic Raab, Esher MP and former Brexit Secretary, says the incoming PM's now got a strong mandate.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

The Priory has opened a new treatment centre for eating disorders in Wimbledon Park.

The residential service at Arthur House provides treatment for over-18s and is staffed by a team of experts led by a specialist consultant.

It’ll treat youngsters suffering from anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, or BED; binge eating disorder.

The Priory Group has invested more than £1 million in the service.

It’s been officially opened by Wimbledon’s MP Stephen Hammond.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

What now for Heathrow following election of Boris Johnson ?

Heathrow Airport's boss has brushed off fears for its expansion saying it's a "critical part of any new prime minister's agenda".

Boris Johnson's previously promised to lie in front of bulldozers to stop a third runway being added to the west London hub.

But chief executive John Holland-Kaye says the £14 billion project is "fait accompli", meaning already decided.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

Five men have been convicted of grooming 24 elderly victims and convincing them to pay into fake rare earth metal investments.

The criminals were part of a ‘boiler room’ fraud ring claiming to have offices in Canary Wharf.

After a six-year investigation, they have been ordered to pay back gains worth over £370,000 by a judge at Kingston Crown Court.

One of those convicted was ordered to repay as much as £190,000.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:09 pm  

Hammersmith based drinks mixer producer Fever-Tree saw its share value fall sharply this morning, down 8% in early trading.

Revenues rose by just 5% in the first six months of the year compared with 73% growth for the same period in 2018.

It's thought a damp start to the summer was a factor.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:49 pm  

Ivanka Trump mocked for Kingston mistake on Twitter

President Trump’s daughter has been mocked for a mistake on Twitter.

Ivanka tweeted “Congratulations @BorisJohnson on becoming the next Prime Minister of the United Kingston.”

The tweet was quickly replaced but not before other Twitter users took advantage of the chance to make fun of her response.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

Parking wardens are going to be patrolling outside Richmond’s schools to catch drivers who let their cars idle.

18 extra officers are to be deployed around the borough’s Controlled Parking Zones as well as at six level crossings and outside schools.

The council introduced fines of up to £40 in January for people who allow their cars to idle while waiting.

Research suggests one minute of engine idling emits the equivalent of 150 balloons of toxic fumes into the air.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Campaigners fighting Heathrow expansion have been given permission to challenge a High Court ruling.

Lord Justice Lindblom says a four-day hearing at the Court of Appeal can go ahead in October.

Four separate judicial reviews of the Government’s decision to approve expansion were brought earlier this year.

They were all dismissed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:14 pm  

Boris Johnson has won the race to become the next Prime Minister.

The favourite in the contest to replace Theresa May as Conservative leader received almost double the number of votes for Jeremy Hunt among Tory members.

He paid tribute to his opponent in a victory speech, and the woman he'll succeed.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:21 pm  

Tom Brake has backed a call for visa fees for Commonwealth servicemen and women to be scrapped

The MP for Carshalton and Wallington has added his name to a cross-party letter to the Home Secretary, Sajid Javid.

Currently Commonwealth citizens serving in the UK armed forces have the right to apply to stay in the UK after 4 years of service.

However application costs and visa fees have risen in recent years to almost £10,000.

Brake says it’s “shameful” that the Government is “slapping them down with horrendously high fees”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:13 am  

The Wimbledon Foundation has awarded grants totaling more than £50,000 to help residents in the borough get fit

The Foundation is the official charity of The All England Lawn Tennis Club and The Championships,

Its Get Set, Get Active Fund was launched in 2016.

It aims to get people of all ages and abilities to take part in physical or sports activities.

Grants are awarded to projects to improve people’s physical wellbeing and aid their mental wellbeing by learning a new skill.

Grants have recently been awarded to 26 groups and clubs active in the boroughs of Merton and Wandsworth.

Pursuits range from skateboarding sessions for young people to golf sessions for the over-60s.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:05 am  

British Airways is seeking a court injunction to try to halt industrial action by its pilots over a pay dispute

Members of the British Airline Pilots Association voted by more than 9 to 1 to strike, a move which would cause disruption to flights over the summer.

BA says it's offered them a pay rise of 11.5% over three years.

They will join over 4,000 Heathrow staff walking out over the coming weeks.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:13 am  

Campaigners fighting against the re-development of the Barnes hospital site say they feel they are being “ground down.”

Plans by South West London & St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust for a school and health centre were approved in June.

The remaining 56% of the plot will see 83 homes built as well as an underground car park.

More than 250 objections were put forward to Richmond Council.

Campaigner Sarah Beeching says she feel their fears about issues like air pollution have been ignored.



Statement from Richmond Council.

Air Quality dispersion modelling was undertaken to calculate the estimated pollution levels for various sources of pollution (NO2; PM2.5; PM10) at various receptors on the site boundary.

The baseline (existing without development) air quality conditions for the site were calculated using recent DEFRA data (2015) and Council data (2012/13).

An assessment of the impact of the development was then undertaken factoring in the expected vehicle trip generation from the development.

The assessment concludes that pollution levels for NO2, PM2.5 and PM10 will be well within acceptable limits (annual, daily and hourly) at building facades at the site.

The Council’s Air Quality Officer raises no objection to the application subject to the various mitigation measures proposed by the applicant and a £15,000 financial contribution towards air quality measures to raise awareness at local schools.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:12 am  

We’re being urged to keep a closer eye on our cats as the heatwave continues

Battersea Dogs and Cats Home is reminding pet owners that cats often seek out the shade when having a nap.

However, the charity says this can often be underneath cars, and it’s urging people to check under their vehicles before driving off.

For dogs, they recommend giving them a damp towel to lie on, and to groom their fur regularly as matted fur can trap heat.

And putting a cardboard carpet tube in a small animal’s cage can give them respite from the heat.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:07 am  

National Firearms Surrender begins

A National Firearms Surrender has started.

Over the next two weeks, members of the public can hand in a firearm or ammunition to police anonymously and will not face prosecution.

Police stations taking part include Kingston, Croydon, Twickenham and Wimbledon.

The amnesty runs until the 4th of August.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:12 am  

Surrey and Middlesex clash in T20 Blast

There's a big clash of rivals in County Cricket's T20 Blast this evening.

Surrey take on Middlesex in the South Group at The Oval.

Surrey lost their opening game and go in search of their first point of the new campaign.

In the North Group, Leicestershire host Yorkshire.

Both games start at 6.30pm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:03 am  

Heathrow anti-expansion campaigners get High Court go-ahead

Campaigners against the expansion of Heathrow Airport have been given the green light to go ahead and challenge a High Court ruling over the plans for a third runway.

Lord Justice Lindblom granted permission yesterday for a four-day hearing at the Court of Appeal in London set to begin on October 21st.

Councils, residents, environmental charities and the Mayor of London brought four separate judicial reviews of the Government’s decision to approve expansion.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:03 am  

Kew Gardens says heatwave boosts rare flowers' survival

Seeds of a wildflower - so rare it is only found in a handful of sites - are being 'baked' in the sun after last year's heatwave boosted its survival.

Experts at Kew Gardens say the exposure encourages the flower, called 'Pheasant's-eye', to germinate.

The finding follows the appearance of the flower this summer in new areas and places it has not been seen for decades.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:59 am  

Monday, 22 July 2019

Dame Darcey Bussell's replacement as a judge on Strictly Come Dancing has been confirmed

South African dancer Motsi Mabuse will take over for the next series later this year.

Her sister Oti is one of the show's professionals.

Dame Darcey, who lives in Wimbledon Village, announced she was quitting in April after 7 years.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:21 pm  

Prince George has spent the day celebrating his 6th birthday

New pictures of Prince William and Kate’s eldest son, taken by the Duchess, have been released.

Prince George is enjoying a summer break from his school, Thomas’s Battersea.

In one of the photos released earlier, he's wearing an England football shirt while smiling in the garden of Kensington Palace.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:21 pm  

The new leader of the Liberal Democrats has vowed to do "whatever it takes to stop Brexit"

Jo Swinson is the first woman to lead the party after beating Kingston MP Sir Ed Davey with 64 % of members' votes.

President of the Liberal Democrats Sal Brinton revealed the winner at a nightclub in central London.



The party has gained favour at the recent elections as a result of its anti-Brexit stance.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:21 pm  

Work has begun on a new cycle lane and signalling improvements in Croydon

The work in Bedford Park will allow cyclists to safely travel against the flow of traffic using a segregated cycleway.

The work also means that 19 of the 46 existing pay and display parking bays will be removed, to allow the cycle lane to be created.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

Two people have been rescued from a house fire in Kingston

The brigade was called just after half past four this morning to Fairfield Road.

Four people left before they arrived, and part of the ground floor was damaged.

The cause is under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

British Airways pilots have voted overwhelmingly to take industrial action in a dispute over pay.

The Heathrow based airline says it'll apply for an injunction to prevent any strikes.

The pilots' union Balpa says further negotiations are on hold because of the legal move by BA.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Kingston's MP Sir Ed Davey thanks voters after losing out on Lib Dem leadership

Sir Ed tweeted this message earlier.

"Thank you to everyone who's supported me on this journey.

Thousands of members I met.
Those behind my 100 local visits.
Organisers of the dozens of marches & by-election campaigns I joined.
Those kind enough to give time.
Those kind enough to donate.

And everyone who voted!"

Jo Swinson has become the first woman to lead the Liberal Democrats taking over from Sir Vince Cable.

The Lib Dems enjoyed a surge at the local elections in response to their anti-Brexit stance.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:09 pm  

Kingston's MP loses out on top job

Jo Swinson is the new Lib Dem leader.

She will take over from Twickenham MP Sir Vince Cable, who announced he was standing down earlier this year.

Ms Swinson was the favourite, beating fellow contender and Kingston MP Sir Ed Davey to get the top job.

Voter turn out was high at 72%.

Ms Swinson got over 63% of the vote, while Sir Ed managed 36%

Here's what Ms Swinson had to say following the announcement.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:36 pm  

After 17 hustings, 6 weeks and 2 head-to-head debates the Conservative leadership contest is coming to an end.

Party members have until 5pm to vote for either Boris Johnson or Jeremy Hunt.

We'll find out who the next Prime Minister's going to be tomorrow.

MP for Esher and Walton Dominic Raab was knocked out earlier in the contest, and thinks the former foreign secretary is in a good position:


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

The new leader of the Liberal Democrats will be revealed in the next hour with Jo Swinson or Kingston MP Sir Ed Davey taking over from Sir Vince Cable.

The party's anti-Brexit stance saw it come second in May's European elections.

Lib Dem MP Layla Moran says they've moved forward since their disappointing results in the 2015 general election.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

A father and son from Staines have today started a 600-mile bike ride to Switzerland

Gregory and 12 year old Izaak Yeoman are raising money for the World Wildlife Fund, or WWF.

The money raised will go towards funding the charity’s work against the international trade in illegal species.

Izaak tells Jackie's Felix Thompson all about his challenge.



To donate or find out more, click here
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:42 pm  

GPs in Richmond are welcoming the introduction of the HPV vaccine to boys aged 12 and 13 in schools from September.

In men, many cancers of the mouth, throat and genitals are caused by the sexually transmitted virus.

HPV is also responsible for the majority of cervical cancers among girls, who have been offered the jab since 2008.

It is estimated that through vaccination, the number of people developing these cancers will reduce in the future.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Kingston MP Sir Ed Davey could be announced as the next leader of the Liberal Democrats this afternoon.

He’s been battling it out against favourite Jo Swinson since Sir Vince Cable's decision to stand down earlier this year.

An announcement is due at 4 o’clock.

Sir Ed served as Energy Secretary in the coalition Government under Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron between 2012 and 2015.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:56 pm  

Tammy Abraham feels he's got a great chance to establish himself in Chelsea's first-team under new manager Frank Lampard

The 21-year-old striker scored 26 goals on-loan at Aston Villa last season to help them gain promotion to the Premier League.

With Chelsea under a transfer embargo, Abraham says this is the perfect time to push his claim for regular starts.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:22 am  

Images of two people have been released in connection with a violent robbery in Shepperton



A man was hit in the arm with a hammer as he tried to hold onto his motorbike, during the theft on the 4th of July.

The Suzuki GSXR was spotted by police as it made off towards Feltham, but they escaped.

The man suffered only minor injuries and hospital treatment wasn’t required.

You can find the photos on our Jackie News Twitter feed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

Jo Swinson or Sir Ed Davey will be announced as the next leader of the Liberal Democrats this afternoon

They've been battling it out since Sir Vince Cable's decision earlier this year to stand down.

Ms Swinson is the favourite.

The party has 12 MPs - bolstered by Streatham MP Chuka Umunna's decision to join last month - and it came second in the European elections.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:24 am  

A teenager is in hospital after being stabbed in the leg multiple times in Twickenham

Police were called to London Road yesterday afternoon just before three.

The 19 year old’s condition isn’t life threatening or life changing.

Officers are looking to trace a group of black men in connection with the attack.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:07 am  

Chelsea take on Barcelona in Japan

Chelsea continue their tour of Japan with a match against Barcelona tomorrow in the Rakuten Cup.

Defender Marcos Alonso has been speaking about new manager Frank Lampard and the ideas he’s trying to impart.

He says the training's been going well.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:01 am  

Elmbridge Council declares climate emergency

Elmbridge Council is the latest London borough to declare a ‘climate emergency.’

Councillors pledged to make the borough carbon neutral by 2030.

Elmbridge joins Richmond, Hounslow, Mole Valley, Lambeth, Croydon and Hammersmith and Fulham councils who’ve already declared a climate emergency.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:19 am  

Surrey Cricket League: St Lukes lose again in rain affected round

In Surrey Cricket League Premier Division action at the weekend St Lukes suffered their second straight loss going down by one wicket to Bec Old Boys.

The Old Boys got to St Lukes revised target of 217 for the loss of nine wickets to secure the win in Raynes Park.

Franco Surrey Seamers stay top of the table despite their game against Clapham Old Xaverians being rained out.

In Division One Animesh Satyarthi’s 6 wickets for 12 runs wasn’t enough to prevent Surrey Warriors A, from a 60 runs loss to Ploughmans.

AMY and Croydon Lions were winners in Division Two.

Seven matches across the three divisions were abandoned due to rain.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:31 am  

Liberal democrats stand up to Labour's Parking charges

The Liberal Democrat councillors in Merton have launched an attack on Labour's plans to increase parking charges.

It comes as Labour agreed to the planned increase last week.

Lib Dem council leader Anthony Fairclough believes the scheme will ‘raise revenue, mainly targeted at people who live in areas that

don’t elect Labour councillors, Wimbledon and Raynes Park.’

The Lib Dems want the scheme to focus more on the worst polluting vehicles instead.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:19 am  

Sunday, 21 July 2019

Thieves are stealing catalytic converters in Tolworth

Thieves are reportedly stealing catalytic converters from cars in Tolworth.

Police say Honda jazz and Toyota Prius models have been targeted in Jubilee Way car park and near the railway station.

The converter, which is part of the exhaust, is thought to be stolen for its high value as it contains rare metals such as platinum.

The Met are urging people to park in well-lit areas and to look out for anyone working under a car that shouldn’t be.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:33 pm  

Lufthansa has resumed flights to Cairo, after the German carrier joined British Airways in announcing a suspension.

BA cancelled services from Heathrow airport to Cairo last night for seven days, over security concerns.

It hasn't explained what's prompted the move.

Security expert Anthony Glees says it looks like there was a specific threat at Cairo airport.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Richmond police are appealing for volunteers for its Community Road Watch scheme.

Residents who sign up will work alongside officers and learn how to use speed detection equipment.

The aim is to reduce collisions and get drivers to keep their speed in check.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:03 pm  

The MP for Runnymede and Weybridge Philip Hammond has confirmed he will step down as Chancellor if Boris Johnson becomes Prime Minister on Wednesday.

He says would rather quit than be sacked for his opposition to a no-deal Brexit.

Justice Secretary David Gauke also says he'll quit if the former foreign secretary makes it into Number Ten.

Rob Powell says the pair will go on to the backbenches.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

A photographer whose life was saved by doctors at Epsom hospital has donated a collection of his works to the site.

47 year old Jools Hart suffered a pulmonary embolism at his home in West Ewell on New Year’s Day.

His sons found him collapsed on the bathroom floor and called 999.

Once in hospital, scans revealed a number of clots and he underwent emergency treatment.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

The partner of a woman who lost her life on an e-scooter has revealed she was going to a fertility clinic when it happened.

35 year-old YouTuber and presenter Emily Hartridge died after a collision with a lorry in Battersea on July 12th.

She and her boyfriend Jacob Hazell had been planning on having a child.

It’s believed she’s the first person to be killed on London’s roads while riding an electric scooter.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

An estimated £4 million worth of gold has been seized at Heathrow airport.

The haul was en route to Switzerland from the Cayman Islands when it was found by National Crime Agency officers last month.

Weighing over 100 KG, it’s suspected the loot has links to a South American drugs cartel.

Authorities are currently working to identify the original source of the metal.



posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

A team of 17 people have raised £4,000 scaling Britain’s three iconic mountains.

They were raising awareness of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a rare genetic condition affecting the muscles.

It was led by Tom Chambers from West Byfleet, who says “we all had high spirits and encouraged each other if anyone started to flag”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

A 10 year old go-karter from Surbiton met his Formula One heroes at the British GP at Silverstone last weekend.

Kaiser Riemann was given a tour of the garage, sat in the Mercedes safety car and had a chat with Lewis Hamilton.

He was selected from 50 entries to become an FIA Formula One Future Star by Rokit Williams after his video submission.

Kaiser told us how he made the video.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

Thieves are reportedly stealing parts from peoples’ cars in Tolworth.

Police say that catalytic converters have been taken from vehicles in the Jubilee Way car park and near the railway station.

Honda Jazz and Toyota Prius have been the main models targeted.

The Met are urging motorists to park in well-lit areas and to look out for anyone working under a car who shouldn’t be.

Drivers can also buy catalytic converter marking kits, which make it easier to trace them back to their owner.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 am  

Chelsea's new signing Christian Pulisic is preparing for his first taste of Premier League football.

The USA international was originally bought from Borussia Dortmund in January - but spent the last part of the previous season on-loan at the German club.

Pulisic says he's confident he’ll make a smooth transition.



posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:06 am  

Bus route between Hammersmith Bridge and Mortlake reinstated

TfL’s decision to reinstate a vital bus route between Hammersmith Bridge and Mortlake is being praised by residents.

The decision comes following concerns about the changes to the 209 route following the sudden closure of the bridge on safety grounds.

It will allow people to get public transport right up to the bridge at which point they can walk or use an upcoming shuttle service.

Richmond council says there are still concerns about the loss of the 72-route between Barnes and Roehampton during the day.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:40 am  

Fulham continue preparation for Championship campaign

In pre-season friendly games yesterday Tom Cairney scored twice to lead Fulham to a 2-1 win over Brighton.

A Crystal Palace XI lost 1-nil at Bromley.

Brentford drew 2-all at Wycombe while Queens Park Rangers had a 2-1 win over Oxford.

AFC Wimbledon lost 2-nil to Plymouth Argyle in Spain.

Sutton lost 2-nil to Havant & Waterlooville while Hampton & Richmond Borough were beaten 3-2 by Maidenhead.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:13 am  

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