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Saturday, 3 August 2019

Police appeal following assault


Surrey Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman in her twenties was assaulted on New Zealand Avenue in Walton-on-Thames on Sunday evening.

At some point between 7:20pm and 7:45pm she was approached by three men she did not know close to Walton Bridge. One man grabbed her from behind around her waist and a second man slightly lifted her skirt. The woman manages to escape unhurt.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:14 pm  

Heathrow pay rise update
Talks to try and avoid thousands of Heathrow workers going on strike have been adjourned until tomorrow.

The airport's already cancelled more than 170 flights on Monday and Tuesday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:10 pm  

Huge boost for Chelsea fans!


N'Golo Kante made his return from injury as Chelsea ended their pre-season campaign with a 2-2 draw at Borussia Monchengladbach.

The France international had not featured in pre-season due to a knee injury but came on for the final 18 minutes in Germany to hand Frank Lampard a huge boost ahead of his side's Premier League opener against Manchester United next Sunday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:06 pm  

Missing 17 year old found safe


A 17 year old missing in the Box Hill area has been located and is being looked after.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:05 pm  

England's cricketers are pushing for wickets on day three of the opening Ashes Test with Australia.

A short while ago they had the tourists on 64 for 2 in their second innings at Edgbaston - with Joe Root's side leading by 26 runs.

England were bowled out for 374 in their first go with the bat - with Rory Burns, who also plays for Surrey county cricket club, top scoring with 133.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:02 pm  

A man with Parkinson's says he was left "totally fatigued" when he ran out of medication because his flight was delayed.

David Allan was told his British Airways flight from Gatwick to Edinburgh would instead fly from Heathrow the next day.

Arriving at Heathrow he found the airline had not transferred his requirements and the special assistance facility was fully booked.

The 57-year-old, who takes 27 tablets a day, called 111 but found there were no supplies of his medication available.

BA and the airports have apologised.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:01 pm  

Wandsworth Council is looking to invest £300,000 on play and sports equipment at a number of housing estates in Nine Elms.

The authority wants residents from the Savona, Patmore and Carey Gardens estates to put their ideas on how it can be spent forward.

The money will come from the Battersea Power Station development.

All comments and suggestions will feed into a report which will be presented at community meetings before plans are drawn up.

It’s hoped the improvements will be in place by next Spring.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:07 pm  

Former Chelsea midfielder Claude Makelele has taken up a coaching role at the club.

The Frenchman has been appointed as a technical mentor for young players and those out on loan.

During his time at the South West London side the 47-year-old made over 200 appearances, winning two league titles.

He’s previously worked as a coach at PSG, Bastia and Swansea City.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Thousands of people are expected to both take part and watch the Ride London Surrey 100 that’s taking part this weekend.

The popular event will see participants cycle between the countryside and the capital including parts of Esher and Kingston.

It’s been dubbed as "the world's greatest festival of cycling”, which was developed by the Mayor of London and has been held every year since 2013.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses after a man was killed in Chessington.

25 year old Liam Dent was found dead after a hit and run in Moor Lane last Friday.

The car believed to have been involved in the incident, a Ford S Max, was found burnt out a male away from the scene in Epsom.

Two other vehicles have since been seized too.

A 17-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder and has been bailed to a date in September.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

The Leader of Merton Council is vowing to continue to “fight” for St Helier Hospital to retain all its services.

Stephen Alambritis has spoken out after the trust which runs Epsom and St Helier hospitals submitted a business case to NHS England.

The document ranks three options for the future of the Trust.

Moving acute services from both St Helier and Epsom Hospitals to a new site, and building a new hospital in Sutton are the favoured options.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

Talks will resume today to try and avoid industrial action at Heathrow.

The airport has cancelled more than 170 flights on Monday and Tuesday because of the planned strike.

Thousands of workers are set to walk out after Unite union members rejected a revised pay deal by around 9 to 1.

A spokesman has said that passengers on affected flights will have either been rebooked onto alternative services or provided a refund.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

England opener Rory Burns will be looking to build on his maiden-test century when England resume against Australia later.

The Surrey player scored an unbeaten 125 to help England close day two of the first Ashes game on 267-4.

They still trail the visitors by 17 runs at Edgbaston.

Play gets back underway at 11 o’clock.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

The Championship season got underway with a thrilling 3-3 draw between Middlesbrough and Luton last night.

Today, Fulham travel to Barnsley, where Scott Parker could give debuts to new signings Ivan Cavaleiro and Anthony Knockaert.

Brentford are set to leave Neal Maupay out against Birmingham, with Brighton reported to be interested in the striker.

And Queens Park Rangers head to Stoke.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 am  

We’re being reminded to “respect the water” for the second time in the space of a fortnight.

It’s after a man decided to take a dip in the Thames at Kingston in the early hours of Thursday.

He managed to call 999 for help, but the incident came just over a week after a man drowned in the river at Kingston.

Paul Stallard is a volunteer with the RNLI at Teddington Lifeboat Station.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

Pay outs affect operation of Kingston Council services.

A former Conservative councillor is criticising Kingston Council for paying out £2.5 million on redundancy pay-outs.

We revealed the details yesterday, with the Lib Dem run administration saying it’s undergoing a period of “major transformation.”

Terry Paton says the pay-outs have had a knock-on effect across the board.

He claims that by axing 13 planning officers some applications have been “delayed to unacceptable levels, leading to rushed decisions and poor outcomes.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:40 am  

Redevelopment of Tooting's historic lido is complete.

The three year project has seen the space undergo a series of facelifts and refurbishments to preserve some of its most striking assets.

The changing cubicles which line both sides of the lido have seen the biggest upgrade.

At 91.5 metres in length, Tooting is the UK’s biggest open-air freshwater swimming pool.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:10 am  

Stolen computers could be in Surrey.

Police investigating stolen computers are asking the public to help in tracking them down.

HP and Lenovo laptops and desktops were taken from a warehouse in Kent and officers believe they may be in Surrey.

They would like to hear from anyone who has been sold or offered one of these brands in suspicious circumstances in the last month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:05 am  

Roehampton man is caught in romance fraud.

A Roehampton man was among five people sentenced for their part in an online romance fraud conspiracy.

Using dating sites, the group posed as wealthy businessmen looking for love.

Once the fraudsters got to know their victims they started asking to borrow money, with two women handing over a total of £240,000.

Obed Addo has been sentenced to 21 months imprisonment .
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:35 am  

Friday, 2 August 2019

An expert working with a group investigating the Grenfell Fire has resigned, saying "nothing is in place" to assess environmental and health risks.

Professor Anna Stec was part of a team looking into the potential contamination of chemicals from the fire.

In March she found levels of cancer-causing chemicals were 160 times higher in the north Kensington area than normal.

A Housing Ministry spokesman said its "priority is to ensure the safety and long-term health of the Grenfell community."
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:29 pm  

AFC Wimbledon has re-signed their goalkeeper Joe McDonnell on a short-term deal.

The 25-year-old made 18 appearances for the league one team last season, but did not feature in 2019 before being released at the end of the campaign.

At present, the Dons have not disclosed the length of his new contract.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:04 pm  

Heathrow Airport is to cancel 172 flights on Monday and Tuesday after a union vote rejected a pay offer.

Last-ditch talks aimed at preventing strikes are going to continue into next week.

Unite says around 4-thousand of its members at Britain’s busiest airport including security guards, firefighters and engineers, rejected the revised pay deal by nine to one.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:05 pm  

Golfer Thorbjörn Olesen has reportedly been arrested at Heathrow Airport.

Police confirmed arresting a 29 year old on suspicion of sexual assault and being drunk on board an aircraft.

We’ve contacted Mr Olesen’s representatives for comment.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:11 pm  

A family run butchers shop in Kingston has been named the best in Britain.



Bevan's scooped the accolade at the Meat Management Industry Awards.

The 'Britain's Best Butchers Shop' category is open to independent retail butchers across the UK.

It rewards the skill level of staff, quality of products, the level of customer service and branding.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:06 pm  

Kingston's MP Sir Ed Davey delighted with outcome of Welsh by-election

He's not even been in power for two weeks but Boris Johnson has seen his party lose a seat in a by-election already.

Liberal Democrat candidate Jane Dodds has won the contest in Brecon and Radnorshire.

It means the PM's working majority in the House of Commons is down to just one.

Lib Dem MP for Kingston and Surbiton, Sir Ed Davey, is delighted with the outcome.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

The Lib Dems say there could be more co-operation between Remain-supporting parties in future elections.

They beat the Tories to win the Brecon and Radnorshire by-election - after Plaid Cymru and the Green Party agreed not to field candidates.

Jane Dodds claimed the seat from Tory Chris Davies who was ousted after making false expenses claims.

The former Richmond councillor has taken the Government's working majority down to just one.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

A female referee will take charge of the UEFA Super Cup between Liverpool and Chelsea later this month.

It's the first time a major UEFA men's match has been officiated by a woman.

France's Stephanie Frappart will be in charge, assisted by compatriot Manuela Nicolosi and Ireland's Michelle O'Neal.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

Unite union leaders say indications are that its members at Heathrow Airport have "overwhelming" rejected a revised pay offer.

Around 4,000 staff are involved including security guards, engineers and firefighters.

The final result is expected later today, with planned walkouts next Monday and Tuesday likely to go ahead.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

Detectives investigating the death of a man in a hit and run in Chessington have released more information about his murder.



Police were called to Moor Lane just after midnight last Friday.

They say 25 year old Liam Dent had been dragged for some distance and was pronounced dead at the scene.

A post-mortem established cause of death as injuries consistent with a collision.

A 17-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder by officers in Surrey on behalf of the Met last night.

He has since been bailed to a date in September.

The car believed to have been involved in the incident, a Ford S Max, was found burnt out on Cyclamen Way in Ewell, approximately one mile from the crime scene. Since then a further two vehicles have been recovered.

Detective Inspector Vicky Tunstall from the Specialist Crime Command, said:

“Our thoughts and sincere condolences remain with Liam’s family and friends, following his death.

“This can only be described as an unimaginably distressing time for them, and we are doing everything in our power to identify those responsible.

“We continue to appeal to witnesses following the significant recovery this week of three vehicles connected with this incident.

“We continue to believe this was a pre-meditated attack.

“As part of our enquiries we are exploring the possibility that a dispute between two groups, one group involving Liam, is understood to have occurred earlier in the evening outside The Lucky Rover pub, on Hook Road, Chessington may be connected to the fatal collision.

“The suspects involved in the incident in the pub were believed to be driving three cars; a grey Ford S Max, index BJ65 OOA, a black BMW, index HJ64 VKV and a silver Volvo V40, index HJ67 SVX.

“All three vehicles were stolen cars on false plates and have now been recovered.

“The Ford S Max was found burnt out in Cyclamen Way, Epsom, the BMW was recovered abandoned in Farriers Road, Epsom and the Volvo also found burnt out in Alexandra Road, Epsom.

“I am appealing directly to anyone who has information or knowledge about the incident in the pub, or anyone connected with Liam’s murder to contact police or Crimestoppers anonymously without delay.

“Moor Lane is a busy road – were you travelling along it around 00:10hrs on 26 July? Do you have any dash cam footage or do you live in the vicinity and have private footage of the incident? Were you in the vicinity of Cyclamen Way in the early hours of 26 July and, if so, did you see anyone acting suspiciously at the location?

“I can provide absolute reassurance that any such information will be treated with the utmost confidentiality.”

Any witnesses, or anyone with information that may assist police, should call the incident room number on 020 8721 4622 or 101 quoting CAD 96/26July. To remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:13 pm  

The chief executive of Heathrow based British Airways' parent company says they'll do everything they can to provide services during planned strikes.

No dates have yet been set for a walk-out by pilots.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

A woman’s been attacked in Walton

Police have released more details about the attack in New Zealand Avenue on Sunday.

They say the victim in her 20s was approached by three men she didn’t know close to Walton Bridge between 7.20 and 7.45pm.

One man grabbed her from behind around her waist and a second man slightly lifted her skirt.

The woman struggled free and ran home; she was not hurt.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Surrey Police is gearing up for this weekend’s annual RideLondon/Surrey100.

The force is providing a supporting role to the event organisers.

The race will come through the county on Sunday, with many roads closed off for a number of hours before.

Stay tuned to Jackie for the latest travel across the weekend.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

Surrey Police is gearing up for this weekend’s annual Ride London Surrey 100

The force is providing a supporting role to the event organisers.

The race will come through the county on Sunday, with many roads closed off for a number of hours before.

Stay tuned to Jackie for the latest travel across the weekend.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

Lib-Dem led Kingston council is being criticised for the amount of money it spent on staff pay-offs last year

Conservative Councillor Ian George is questioning why the council paid nearly £2.5 million in redundancy and other “exit payments.”

He’s told us this is more than in previous years.



The Council says costs have been high this year as it’s undergoing a period of major transformation, with 81 people leaving.




posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:49 am  

Fulham manager Scott Parker says the club haven't received any bids for Ryan Sessegnon

The teenager has been linked with a big money move to the Premier League with Tottenham.

Sessegnon is currently coming back from an injury.

Parker says, he's planning as if he'll be back in his squad when he gets fit.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:30 am  

A driver from delivery firm DPD allegedly performed a Nazi salute at a Muslim woman and her two daughters in Wimbledon

Anti-Islamophobia organisation Tell MAMA are reporting he referred to her as a “ninja”, leaving her in shock.

All three were wearing the hijab at the time.

DPD and the Police are now investigating the driver.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:04 am  

Thousands of Muslims from across South West London will gather in Hampshire this weekend

It’s the Jalsa Salana; the formal, annual gathering of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.

The aim of the weekend is to promote peace and celebrate the work done by the community.

The Ahmadiyya Society built the Baitul Futuh Mosque in Morden, one of Western Europe’s largest, in 2003.

Meanwhile, a new report published today is highlighting British views on Islam.

As part of the survey, ComRes interviewed 2,077 UK adults between 12th and 14th July 2019.

Data were weighted to be representative of all British adults by age, gender, region and social grade.

Levels of reported knowledge of Islam or interaction with Muslims is fairly low among UK adults.

A third (32%) of UK adults agree that they have a good understanding of the traditions and beliefs of Islam, compared to almost three in five (57%) who disagree.

Within those who agree, only 6% strongly agree.

Younger adults are more likely to agree with this statement than their older counterparts – 40% 18-34, 32% 35-54, 25% 55+.

Two in five (42%) agree that they have Muslim family, friends or acquaintances compared to half (51%) who disagree.

Women are more likely to agree with this statement than their male counterparts (45% vs. 39%).

A quarter (23%) agree that they have visited a mosque, with younger adults aged 18-34 being more likely to say this than their older counterparts aged 35-54 or 55+ (29% vs. 20% 35-54 and 21% 55+)

The majority of UK adults agree that prejudice or negativity towards Muslims is commonplace and support freedom of religion.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:09 am  

Sutton trading officers crack down on counterfeit goods

Trading standards officers in Sutton have been having a car boot crack down over the past few months.

They have undertaken repeat visits to the St Philomena's School and the Rosehill sales.

The visits have resulted in over a hundred sellers being told to remove items such as counterfeit DVDs and fake designer bags from sale.

Four stalls had goods seized by the officers, with over 1000 items being signed over for secure destruction and recycling.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:01 am  

Fulham receive no bids for Sessegnon

Fulham begin life in the Championship on Saturday with a trip to Barnsley.

Meanwhile their manager Scott Parker’s been speaking about Ryan Sessegnon and his future with the club.

The teenager has been linked with a big money move to the Premier League with Tottenham.

Parker says the club hasn’t received any bids for the player who’s currently coming back from an injury.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:05 am  

Goals Soccer Centres face stock market delisting

Goals Soccer Centres faces being delisted from the London stock market within weeks.

It's after the discovery of an accounting crisis ‎which dates back a decade and caused its shares to be suspended in March.

The 5-a-side football operator, which has centres in Tolworth and New Malden, will announce later that an investigation into allegedly improper behaviour has uncovered a far deeper scandal than previously thought.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:11 am  

Thursday, 1 August 2019

The Royal Marsden has submitted plans for a £70 million building at its Sutton site

The NHS Foundation Trust wants to consolidate its existing hospital buildings and laboratories.

It wants to build a new six storey building called The Oak Cancer Centre.

The aim is to speed up the development of new treatments that will benefit not just the people of Sutton, but the whole of the UK.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Disgruntled allotment holders will be able to stay on the Duke of Northumberland estate in Isleworth until September next year

They’ve had their leases extended by six months.

Members of the Park Road Allotments Association had been asked to vacate their plots on land adjacent to the Duke’s stately home.

He wanted to sell the land for housing.

The land was originally leased to Hounslow Council in 1917 by a previous Duke so residents could grow fruit and veg for the war effort

Hounslow Council says extending the lease will allow both parties to continue with talks about what should happen to the allotments.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

A man whose dangerous driving killed a woman in Hounslow has been jailed



39 year old John McGovern will spend two and a half years in prison following the incident in Green Lane in January 2017.

26 year old Himanshi Gupta died in hospital from her injuries; her friend was seriously injured.

Investigations found McGovern had been involved in lengthy phone conversations at the time of the incident.

He claimed he’d blacked out, which three doctors corroborated based on symptoms he later recalled to them.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

A rapper has allegedly been escorted off a flight to Heathrow after a row with a passenger in first class.

Busta Rhymes reportedly became angry after she put her cabin bags into his locker, according to The MailOnline.

Staff are said to have diffused the row before the plane took off.

A BA spokesman says “the flight did not depart until everyone confirmed they were happy to continue”.

The rapper’s representatives have been contacted for comment.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

The British firm behind brands like Sensodyne and Aquafresh is combining its consumer healthcare business with the company which owns Advil and Centrum.

The joint venture between Brentford based GlaxoSmithKline and Tadworth based Pfizer is expected to save half a billion pounds by 2022.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

It’s official: The Clink restaurants are the key to unlocking prisoners’ potential.

A new report from the Justice Data Lab and Ministry of Justice has revealed that the scheme reduces re-offending rates.

The Clink charity runs a number of restaurants at prisons across the country including HMP High Down in Sutton.

Prisoners who qualify to take part experience full restaurant training with the aim of finding a job in the industry upon release.

Chris Moore is the Chief Executive.



Statement in full from The Clink.

New data analysis from a report conducted by the Justice Data Lab (JDL) and the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) in July 2019 provides evidence that prisoners participating in The Clink Charity’s innovative hospitality and horticulture training scheme in partnership with HMPPS reduces reoffending rates, with the report stating the charity has achieved a “statistically significant result”.

The report is an extension of a previous analysis conducted in April 2018 and additionally includes the 2016 cohort.

The report states “The overall result shows that those who took part in the programme were less likely to reoffend than those who did not.”

The aggregate findings between 2009 and 2016 show that the Clink graduates had a 15% reoffending rate compared to the comparison group’s 22%. This is an improvement of a 7% point difference or a 32% improvement and in the words of the Justice Data Lab “is a statistically significant result.”

We were delighted to learn that the results for Brixton in particular indicated a reoffending rate of 11% compared to the comparison group’s 32%. This is an improvement of a 21 percentage point difference or a 65.6% improvement.

Chris Moore, chief executive of The Clink Charity, commented, “The Clink Charity welcomes the findings of The Justice Data Lab (JDL) report into the effectiveness of The Clink integrated training programmes. This latest report is testament to the dedicated work by The Clink Charity in partnership with HMPPS, and clearly shows a reduction in reoffending rates.

We are delighted that these results find that The Clink has maintained its strong performance in reducing reoffending rates, and that the JDL identifies that prisoners’ who took part in the programme were less likely to reoffend than those who did not. These new results have again shown a statistically significant reduction in reoffending against comparative groups at a national level. Very few interventions have achieved such a positive outcome in a JDL analysis.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

The Bank of England's warning there's a one in three chance of a recession in the UK even if there's a smooth Brexit.

It's slashed its growth forecasts for this year and next, and says if there's a no deal, the pound could hit a record low.

Esher and Walton MP Dominic Raab, who's in Bangkok on his first overseas trip as Foreign Secretary, says he's focusing on future trade benefits.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:59 pm  

A proposed hotel development on the site of the former Worcester Park Tavern is being supported by Kingston Council

Luke Williams has this special report.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Firefighters say a man rescued from the Thames at Kingston in the early hours was “monumentally lucky.”

Firefighters say a man rescued from the Thames at Kingston in the early hours was “monumentally lucky.”

It’s believed he had been heading home after a night out at around 4am out when he decided to enter the water fully clothed.

When he realised he couldn’t get out, he was able to reach his phone on the towpath and call 999.

Mobile cell technology pinpointed his location within a 50 metre radius and crews were quickly mobilised to Queens Promenade.

The location was very close to where a man died in the river last week.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:03 pm  

Former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is tipping Kurt Zouma and Tammy Abraham to star for the club this season.

A transfer ban means manager Frank Lampard will have to rely on players already at Stamford Bridge.

Zouma and Abraham have both spent time away from Chelsea on-loan, but Mourinho tells Sky Sports News now is the time for them to become a key part.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

A hotel development at the site of a former pub in Worcester Park is being supported by a council report

Plans for a six storey hotel at the Worcester Park tavern were submitted just days after a major fire in February.

The report says 13 offers were received, but none from community groups and only one from a “niche” pub operator.

It says that “the design, scale and massing” of the development would make a “positive contribution” to the character of the area.

It also says that 12 full-time jobs and 15 part-time jobs will be created as a result.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:04 am  

They might be the last thing you’d expect to see on Esher Common, but goats are now grazing there

Nine males were released earlier this year as a sustainable solution to keeping “scrubby vegetation” under control and restore the heathland.

Heathland is a rare and precious habitat which is under threat from unwanted scrub including pine and birch.

Goats can help manage scrub re-growth, enabling it to re-establish, grow and spread and are they’re selective about what they eat.

Their job is to control the birch, pine, gorse and willow and other scrub that threatens to invade the heathland.

Elmbridge Borough Council says their enclosure “ensures they have enough space to explore and plenty of vegetation to eat.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:51 am  

People charity re-launched in Richmond

A charity which aims to improve the quality of life for residents who have fallen on hard times has been re-launched in Richmond.

The Hampton Fund is available to people on low incomes in the areas of The Hamptons, Teddington, Twickenham and Whitton.

The grant has been made available by the 200 year old Hampton Fuel Allotment Charity.

The charity provides over £2 million each year to tackle need and improve quality of life for residents in the borough.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:58 am  

Kingston University host international climate crisis conference

Experts from around the world recently gathered at Kingston University for an international conference on climate change.

The conference – ‘A sustainable future for construction’ - focused specifically on the construction industry and how it can reduce its carbon footprints.

The event was organised by Kingston University’s Professor Mukesh Limbachiya.

He says making the construction industry more efficient is vital.



The UK government recently made a commitment to reach net zero emissions by 2050.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:33 am  

Pulisic scores twice as Chelsea warm up for new season

New signing Christian Pulisic scored twice as Chelsea beat RB Salzburg 5-3 in Austria in their latest warm-up match.

The Blues begin their Premier League campaign with a tough away assignment at Manchester United on August 11th.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:43 am  

Wednesday, 31 July 2019

A fourth man has been arrested following the disappearance of a man from Heston

Mohammed Shah Subhani went missing in May, after he apparently "got out of his depth" in criminal activity.

A 20-year-old man was arrested earlier today on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder, kidnap and perverting the course of justice.

Mohammed’s white Audi Q3 was recovered in Camden in June and forensic tests are ongoing.

A £20,000 reward is also being offered for information.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

A man with Parkinson’s says he had to “crawl” through Heathrow Airport after he ran out of medication

57 year old David Allen was due to fly home from Gatwick last Friday, but his flight was cancelled and moved a night later.

He was unable to track down extra medication, reportedly searching as far away as Reading.

Heathrow Airport “apologise unreservedly” and say they will look into the circumstances of his journey as a “matter of urgency”.

Heathrow Airport's full statement:

The experience that Mr Allan had when travelling through our airport is unacceptable and we apologise unreservedly that this fell short of standards we expect.

Our aim is to accommodate the needs of all passengers requiring special assistance and our team is getting in touch with Mr. Allen to look into the particular circumstances of his journey as a matter of urgency.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

The pilots' union Balpa has returned to talks with British Airways after the airline failed in a legal attempt to block strikes

The Court of Appeal has rejected BA’s challenge to stop industrial action in a row over a pay rise of 11.5% over three years.

A walkout could happen as early as mid-August.

Travel expert Simon Calder says the Heathrow-based airline will feel the impact if it goes ahead:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

A fourth man has been charged with conspiracy to rob following a robbery in Staines in May

37 year old Oscar Hicks, from Southwark, was arrested yesterday.

He will appear at Staines Magistrates’ Court later.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

A manhunt has been launched in Surrey



45 year old Jason Williams from South East London is wanted in relation to an ongoing criminal investigation.

He has links to Woking and Staines but is believed to be predominantly staying in the Lambeth area.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Stoneleigh and Auriol residents association have launched a crowdfunding campaign.

They want to appoint an independent planning expert to challenge a proposed development of a seven storey block of flats on Station Approach

Planning was originally granted to build a three storey block which was more in keeping with the current property in the road.

It has been suggested that the developers were actively encouraged by the Epsom and Ewell Council to increase the size and density of the build to meet government targets.

Natalie Rogers from the committee of the residents association explains how this will impact the area.




posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

People in Hammersmith are being warned they won’t be able to visit the town hall for day to day services after this month.

A new customer service centre is opening next month in Kings Street.

Residents hoping to discuss matters including parking and council tax will need to go there instead.

The move is part of the council’s scheme to transform Hammersmith town hall into a “modern civic campus at the heart of the community.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:07 pm  

Hundreds of dead fish have been discovered in the Grand Union Canal.

Environment Agency teams were called at the weekend after an array of marine life was spotted floating near Kensal Green.

A spokesman for the agency told the Evening Standard it appears to be down to the hot weather, but pollution wouldn’t be ruled out.

The Grand Union runs from Syon Park at Brentford all the way north to Birmingham.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:53 pm  

Flights operating out of Heathrow and Gatwick could be disrupted within the next few weeks.

British Airways pilots are threatening to go on strike, after the airline lost its attempt to block industrial action.

The two sides are involved in a pay dispute.

It's understood the union Balpa will meet BA officials later.

Ian King says it's a row that's been simmering for quite some time.




posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:14 pm  

A man has been attacked in Epsom.

The incident on Sunday occurred after an apparent verbal dispute with a man who was carrying a bottle and a screwdriver in Roseberry Park.

A 24 year old man has been arrested on suspicion of common affray, affray and possession of a weapon in a public place.

He has been released without charge but remains under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:07 pm  

British Airways has lost its bid to block pilots based at Heathrow and Gatwick from striking in a pay row

The airline went to the Court of Appeal to try to prevent industrial action as soon as next week.

Three judges dismissed the claim that a ballot by the pilots' union broke the rules.

Balpa now says BA has agreed to hold more talks today.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:07 pm  

Fire crews have left the scene of a suspected gas explosion in Earlsfield, however two people have been taken to hospital



They’re a man in his seventies, and another who was staying in an adjacent flat who got out before the brigade arrived.

Emergency services were called to a building on Garratt Lane just before 7-30 this morning to find a damaged wall.

Three other people were treated at the scene for minor injuries.

The exact cause of the fire is under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:04 am  

Supporters of Heathrow expansion in Chiswick say they’ve been “the silent majority for a long while.”

Back Heathrow supporters in the town say the jobs and business opportunities it will bring are a massive plus.

A survey conducted earlier this year in Hounslow borough showed support for the new runway out-stripped opposition by 47% to 28%

Back Heathrow Executive Director, Parmjit Dhanda says “You can have Heathrow expansion and tackle carbon emissions successfully.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:05 am  

Three people have been injured in a suspected gas explosion in Earlsfield



Emergency services were called just before half past seven to Garratt Lane.

A wall to a block of flats has been damaged by the blast.

A police cordon is currently in place.

Photo: LFB
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:12 am  

Richmond’s expecting a £25.7 million deficit in SEND provision by the end of 2022

The newly appointed Secretary of Education is being urged to address the growing funding crisis in special needs education.

The Council’s Lead Member for Finance and Resources, Robin Brown, has written to Gavin Williamson.

His letter outlines what he calls “the difficult financial position Councils are in as they attempt to meet the growing need for SEND services.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:04 am  

Kingston’s Lib Dems are accusing the borough’s Independent Resident’s Group of interfering in community led engagements

The criticism levelled at the KIRG relates to the recent Direction of Travel consultation.

The consultation asked for people’s views on how Kingston should be expanded between now and 2040 to fit the growing population.

But Lib Dem council leader Liz Green says Kingston Independent Resident’s Group has prevented the authority from “getting on and talking” to residents.

She claims the majority view is “drowned” out by the KIRG to ensure only those “who shout the loudest” are heard.

Ms Green says collecting peoples’ views on the proposals have therefore been delayed by the KIRG.

Critics of the plans have been quick to point out that only 7% of residents responded to a borough wide “All in One” survey.

They say the infrastructure for services like medical care and schools isn’t in place to support mass hosing developments.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has recommended Kingston builds 1,300 homes per year for the next 5 years to combat a housing shortage.

In response to the Lib Dem press release, Kingston Independent Residents Group Leader, Mary Clark, said:

“I am delighted the Leader Liz Green has realised how important community engagement is.

“A community call in submitted by one of our members highlights the failure to carry out an equalities assessment for those with protected characteristics. This is neither a petty or a minor procedural issue - rather a fundamental principle of our modern society, and evidently one the Kingston Lib Dem’s have forgotten.

“We name no apologies for holding those in power to account and challenging them to engage more with the local community.

“We don’t elect a dictatorship every four years - we believe in challenge, transparency and are saddened that highlighting a failure to protect minorities has been branded by the Lib Dem’s as petty.”


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:05 am  

Tuesday, 30 July 2019

Two private mental health hospitals in England have been placed in special measures

The Care Quality Commission says it found dirty wards and uncaring staff at The Priory in Blandford in Dorset.

It found the same at Kneesworth House in Royston in Hertfordshire

The Hammersmith Priory Group, which runs both units, says it's addressing the issues.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:40 pm  

TfL is offering half a million pounds to groups encouraging Londoners to walk and cycle

Previous winners, Open Age, from Hammersmith and Fulham, used the money to set up 4-week beginner courses for elderly people.

Jade Dalton from the organisation says one participant had a “smile from ear to ear” after finally getting her balance on her bike.

The Walking and Cycling Grants London scheme is hoping to fund at least one group in every London borough.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:40 pm  

A £50m project has started in Hounslow to deliver affordable homes and a new supermarket

The seven story tower block will be at the site of the former Morrisons on Bath Road, near Heathrow Airport.

It’s planning to provide 83 affordable rent homes and 93 shared ownership.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:40 pm  

It looks like the trust which runs Epsom and St Helier hospitals is pressing ahead with plans to re-locate acute services

The trust has submitted a business plan to NHS England.

It includes a proposal to build a new hospital in the borough for emergency cases and most at risk-patients.

This group makes up 15% of people that use Epsom and St Helier hospitals

This new facility would deliver the major elements of A&E, acute medicine, critical care, hospital births and inpatient paediatrics.

However, the new hospital would be located at one of the existing hospital sites in St Helier, Sutton or Epsom.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:39 pm  

Surrey is on a yellow weather warning.

Yellow means that you should plan ahead thinking about possible travel delays, or the disruption of your day-to-day activities.

Surrey County Council is reminding residents it isn’t responsible for trees and will only take action if one has fallen or is causing an obstruction.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

The High Court has heard the estranged wife of the ruler of Dubai is applying for a forced marriage protection order.

Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein is believed to have fled Dubai earlier this year and is thought to be living at her gated mansion in Kensington.

She's Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum's sixth wife.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

A tree on the line at Hampton Wick has been causing problems for commuters this afternoon.

South Western Railway says it had to cancel some Twickenham bound trains while the situation was cleared.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:37 pm  

Police have taken over the investigation into a house fire in Fulham.

Half of the ground floor of a mid-terraced house in Byam Street was damaged by the blaze last night.

There were no reports of any injuries.

London Fire Brigade says the Met is investigating.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:47 pm  

Chelsea has banned a fan from Stamford Bridge for life for using racially abusive language and threatening and aggressive behaviour.

It relates to a Premier League match with Manchester City last December.

Raheem Sterling complained about comments directed towards him.

Five further individuals have been temporarily excluded from attending Chelsea home games for between one and two years.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:07 pm  

British Airways is going to the Court of Appeal to try to block pilots from going on strike as soon as next Tuesday in a row over pay

Members of a union voted by more than 9 to 1 in favour of industrial action.

The Heathrow-based airline claims the timing of the strikes during the summer holidays is designed to cause "the maximum in disruption"

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:08 pm  

A former detective at Scotland Yard says there have been “repeated mistakes” during the Suzy Lamplugh investigation

The estate agent went missing in Fulham in 1986, and was declared dead, presumed murdered, in 1994.

David Videcette is accusing the Met of being too committed to finding evidence to prosecute their prime suspect, rather than pursuing other leads.

He claims to know the answers behind her disappearance, but “the police have closed their minds to any other possibility”.

Scotland Yard says:

The case remains open, and the Met remains committed to bringing Suzy’s killer to justice. We will continue to assess any new information that comes in. Anyone with information that could assist the investigation is asked to call officers on 0207 230 4294.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:17 am  

Wimbledon’s Lib Dems are calling on the town’s Conservative MP to make his views on Brexit clear

Merton voted to remain by 62% in the EU referendum.

Lib Dem councillor Paul Kohler claims EU citizens living in Wimbledon are feeling particularly vulnerable by his silence.



We've contacted Mr Hammond for a statement.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:35 am  

Duke of Northumberland River regeneration complete

A 5 year regeneration of the Duke of Northumberland’s River is now complete.

Three miles of work has been undertaken between Kneller Gardens in Twickenham and Mill Plat in Old Isleworth.

The works have cost around £650,000.

They’ve been delivered by a partnership of authorities including Hounslow Council, The Environment Agency and the RFU.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:57 am  

Wimbledon sign off pre-season against Crystal Palace

A sell-out crowd will be on hand at Kingsmeadow this evening when AFC Wimbledon take on Crystal Palace.

It the Dons last friendly before they start their League One campaign at home to Rotherham on Saturday.

Meanwhile Bury's opening League One game, at home to Milton Keynes Dons on Saturday has been suspended.

The Shakers failed to meet Monday's deadline set by the English Football League for the club to show evidence of financial viability.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 am  

Heathrow bound plane makes emergency landing

A plane bound for Heathrow has been forced to make an emergency landing after reports of a strange smell.

The American Airlines flight with 154 passengers was diverted to Boston after taking off from Philadelphia on Sunday night.

It’s still not clear what caused the odour.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:08 am  

Monday, 29 July 2019

An investigation has been launched after a terraced house caught fire in Sutton

The loft of the property in Kirk Rise was destroyed in the blaze this morning.

No one was injured.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

Carrie Symonds has moved into Downing Street with new prime Minister Boris Johnson

The pair relocated today, almost a week after Mr Johnson entered Number 10 without her.

Carrie Symonds was born in 1988 in East Sheen.

At 19, she became one of John Worboys, the man known as the Black Cab Rapist’s youngest victims.

He plied her with spiked alcohol before she managed to get home where she collapsed.

She attended Godolphin and Latymer School in Hammersmith and it’s believed she became interested in politics while at Warwick Uni.

She spent a brief spell as an advisor to Richmond Park MP Zac Goldsmith before being appointed the role of Conservative communications chief.

Carrie started working as a PR at Bloomberg last August.

Today’s move makes history, as an unmarried couple have never lived together at Number 10 before.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

The Mayor of London is backing a Tolworth based charity’s mental health project

The Fircroft Trust is looking to build a “Man Shed” in Surbiton where isolated men can meet and talk to one another.

It’s now been awarded £2,000 from the Mayor of London’s office.

Teresa Smith is mental health team leader at the Trust, she explains why they’re starting it.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

A man in his thirties has been left with a head injury following an altercation in Addlestone

Police were called to Church Road at around 11.30 last night, following reports of a fight between a group of people.

The man’s injuries are not life threatening or life changing.

The investigation is ongoing.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

A man’s been left with life threatening injuries after he was stabbed in Croydon

Police were called to Imperial Way late last night.

A 23-year-old-man was found at the scene with multiple stab-wounds.

There have been no arrests.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Specially trained dogs have sniffed out over 5kg of illegal tobacco in Kingston.



They were accompanied by officers from Trading Standards during searches of a number of commercial premises in the borough.

The tobacco is thought to be worth £1,000.

A third of smokers in London have been offered illegal tobacco in the last year according to the council.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

There’s renewed hope for bus passengers in Sutton today.

Transport for London has announced it’ll look at creating a possible extension of the 470 to Epsom Hospital by the end of next month.

It will also move to make the 407 double-decker.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

7 hour protest in Stanwell is over

Protesters attached themselves to scaffolds outside the site of Hallmark Connections early this morning.

"Reclaim the Power" claims the company is contracted by the Home Office to transport migrants to airports for deportation.

They say the move is putting migrants life in danger.

Statement from Hallmark Connections Ltd.

"At 5am, campaigners arrived at the site of Hallmark Connections Ltd in Stanwell. We understand the group "Reclaim the Power" are protesting about alleged involvement with the transfer of migrants.

The demonstration concluded after 7 hours and normal site access resumed shortly after 1pm.

Although peaceful, the Police were present during the entirety. We provided the activists with water for their comfort during the hot weather.

Finally, we do not comment on elements of our business due to client privilege and will make no further comment."
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Dame Julie Andrews is going to revisit the highs and lows of her career during a one-off live event.

The 83 year old will discuss her upcoming book and answer audience questions at the Royal Festival Hall.

Dame Julie was born in Walton in 1935 and lived on Wimbledon Common while she starred in Mary Poppins in the 60s.

She's known for being the original Mary Poppins as well as Maria in The Sound of Music.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Two men from South-West London have been charged with terror offences.

28 year old Ayub Nurhessein and 42 year old Farah Ahmed were arrested earlier this month.

Furthermore, 30 year old Said Mohammed from Manchester was charged with arranging funds for the purposes of terrorism.

They’ll appear in court in two weeks time.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

Protesters have attached themselves to scaffolds outside the site of a coach company in Stanwell

Reclaim the Power says that Hallmark Connections are contracted by the Home Office to transport migrants to airports for deportation.

Sin, from the group, says the migrants lives may be in danger in their home countries.



The company says:

At 0500 on Monday 29 July 2019, demonstrators arrived at the site of Hallmark Connections Ltd in Stanwell. We understand the group "Reclaim the Power" are protesting about alleged involvement with the transfer of migrants.

While remaining peaceful, there is an ongoing police presence at present. We have provided the demonstrators with water for their comfort during the hot weather. Finally, we do not comment on elements of our business due to client privilege and will make no further comment.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

Benedict Cumberbatch, David Walliams, Tamsin Greig and David Oyelowo are among the stars taking part in an animated film of The Tiger Who Came To Tea

The much-loved children’s author Judith Kerr died earlier this year.

She’d lived in the same house in Barnes since 1962.

It tells the story of a tea-guzzling tiger who visits a girl and her mother and starts eating all the food and drink in the house.

Oyelowo, who voices the tiger, says he "relished all the growling, chomping and slurping".
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:04 am  

It was a case of rain no play in the Surrey Cricket League at the weekend

All twelve matches across the three divisions were rained out.

Defending champions Franco Surrey Seamers head the standings in the Premier Division.

Ploughmans are the runaway leaders in Division One while AMY and Spencer are fighting it out for top honours in Division Two.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:06 am  

A father and son from Staines are roughly half-way through a 600-mile bike ride to Switzerland

Having started at the office of the World Wildlife Fund in Woking, Gregory and Izaak Yeoman are now making their way through France.

They’re raising money to aid the charity’s work in preventing the international trade of illegal species.

Izaak speaks about the endangered animal that he’s particularly concerned about – the pangolin.



Check out their fundraiser here.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:55 am  

Kensington & Chelsea is UK's richest area

New analysis of government data shows that Kensington & Chelsea in the “richest” local authority area in the UK.

Residents there earn three times the national average.

Eight of the UK’s ten richest local authority areas are in London.

The other two are in Elmbridge and Guildford.

Despite the figures it was shown that the areas do have pockets of deprivation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:07 am  

Sunday, 28 July 2019

Kensington and Chelsea homeless team help rough sleepers in the heat

Kensington and Chelsea’s homeless team has taken to the streets of the borough to help out over the heatwave.

It’s been distributing chilled water and sunscreen to rough sleepers and offering advice about where to go to be cooler.

Anyone concerned about a homeless person is asked to contact Streetlink.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:43 pm  

Police carry out stop and search in Hounslow

Police in Hounslow are carrying out undercover stop and search checks.

Last night plain clothed cycle patrols covered an area of over 16 miles when they discovered one person in possession of cannabis on Hinton Avenue.

He is now in the process of being charged in court.

Two others were also found with the drug on them the previous night.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:33 pm  

Police appeal for information regarding a man missing from Egham

There is a search for a man who has gone missing from Egham.

Police are concerned for the welfare of 53-year-old Joseph Hedges who was last seen on Saturday night.

Joseph is known to frequent parks and churchyards and has links to Staines.

He is described as white around 183 cm tall with brown hair and brown eyes.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:27 pm  

Liverpool have completed the signing of former Fulham winger Harvey Elliott.

The 16-year-old became the youngest Premier League debutant ever when he played against Wolves in May.

He made three first team appearances for the Whites last season, but chose to leave the club last month when his youth contract expired.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:16 pm  

Bus journeys just got a lot easier in Richmond.

A newly improved bus station is open for use in Wakefield Road.

The council says users will find it more accessible with widened footways at the bus stops giving more space to waiting passengers.

Kerb heights have also been raised to improve accessibility, particularly for passengers with mobility problems and heavy bags.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:12 pm  

LATEST: A British teenager has won almost a million pounds at the Fortnite World Cup.

Jaden Ashman and his Dutch partner came second in the duos event held in New York on Saturday.

A 15 year old from Sunbury was also among the competitors.

Benjamin Fish who goes by the name of Benjyfishy said if he won the top prize of three million dollars, he wants to buy a house for the family.

A hundred people were chosen to take part after 40 million applied.

The first ever Fortnight World Cup represented more than 30 nations, with 11 from the UK.

The winner of the singles tournament will be announced TODAY.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:14 pm  

Roy Hodgson is more concerned about the lack of players arriving at Crystal Palace than rumours linking Wilfried Zaha with a move away.

Arsenal and Everton are supposedly interested in signing Zaha - who could follow Aaron Wan-Bissaka out of the Selhurst Park door.

But Hodgson says that's not the only thing on his mind.




posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:16 pm  

QPR has signed ex-Chelsea defender Todd Kane and former Bournemouth midfielder Marc Pugh.

Kane, 25, has agreed a deal until 2022 while Pugh, 32, has joined on an initial 12-month contract.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:48 pm  

Esher and Walton MP Dominic Raab says he is ready to step up trade negotiations with the U.S.

The recently-appointed Foreign Secretary will fly to Washington in the coming weeks to help “pave” the way for a future trade deal with President Trump.

Speaking to The Times, he said: “We want a strong relationship with our European friends and partners, but we also want to raise our horizons”.

The news comes after Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the President vowed to broker an “ambitious” free trade deal as soon as the UK leaves the EU.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:46 pm  

Preparations for a no-deal Brexit are being made after Surrey Heath MP Michael Gove said it is now a "very real prospect."

The Cabinet Office Minister says while there's 'hope' the EU may change its mind, the government was working on the assumption it won't.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has made Mr Gove responsible for planning a no-deal Brexit.

Boris has told him to chair meetings seven days a week until Brexit is delivered.

Mr Gove said tweaks to Theresa May's withdrawal agreement would not be enough.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:18 pm  

A woman has died in a house fire in Hammersmith.

The Fire Brigade was called to Richford Street at around half 7 this morning, rescuing one man from the ground floor hallway.

They found the body of a woman in the living room, but she was pronounced dead at the scene.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:09 pm  

Construction work on 46 new affordable homes at Clapham’s Winstanley Estate has officially ‘topped out.’

The new apartment buildings will replace existing council homes for estate residents.

Wandsworth council has invested £13.5m to bring forward the new homes, which will be ready to occupy next year.

Over 2,000 new homes in total will be provided by the end of the scheme.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

Young people in Hammersmith and Fulham now have their own 24-hour support service to report hate crime.

The “Call hate Out” service can be accessed by a call or a text by anyone under the age of 18.

The council’s created it to help youngsters discuss issues anonymously with an expert who is not a parent, teacher or the police.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

It's the solo final of the Fortnite World Cup tonight in Flushing Meadows, New York.

The emergence of the video game's popularity has proved controversial, with MPs leading an inquiry into addictive technologies.

Fifteen year-old Benjy Fish from Sunbury is one of 12 Brits among 100 other gamers battling to become the Fortnite world champion.

The teen, who uses the name Benjyfishy on the game, could scoop two-point-four million pounds in prize money.

Gaming expert Alysia Judge says participation's likely to keep growing.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

Plans to replace the YMCA in Wimbledon Broadway with a new 15 storey block have been met with concern from some residents.

The charity says the current site is “dated and deteriorating.”

There are 5 proposed plans including the block, which would provide a mix of charity facilities and affordable flats.

But Lib Dem councillor for the area Paul Kohler says the designs as they are, are far too imposing.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

Sutton Council is trialling moving its face to face customer services team.

From next month until October, the department will move to Sutton Central Library in St Nicholas Way.

Bosses say it will make it easier and more convenient for people to visit Sutton Council.

The Civic Office reception will remain open for any self-service queries or pre-booked appointments.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 am  

Kensington and Chelsea Council axe scrutiny committee

Kensington and Chelsea councillors have voted to disband a scrutiny committee set up to monitor its Grenfell recovery efforts.

The Grenfell Scrutiny Committee is being replaced with regular public meetings.

The council says it will give residents added opportunities to question third party agencies about progress being made.

The Grenfell Tower fire in North Kensington in June 2017 resulted in 72 deaths.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:50 am  

Surrey Cricket League: Latest round rained out

It was a case of rain no play in the Surrey Cricket League yesterday.

All twelve matches across the three divisions were rained out.

Defending champions Franco Surrey Seamers head the standings in the Premier Division.

Ploughmans are the runaway leaders in Division One while AMY and Spencer are fighting it out for top honours in Division Two.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 am  

Crystal Palace hope to strengthen defence

Crystal Palace continued their preparation for the new Premier League season with a 5-nil win at Bristol City.

But manager Roy Hodgson feels he needs to bring in reinforcements before the start of the campaign.

Eight players have left the club this summer, including the high-profile departure of Aaron Wan-Bissaka to Manchester United.

Hodgson says there are important defensive positions that need to be filled.



In other pre-season games yesterday Brentford lost 3-1 to Bournemouth at Griffin Park in their final game before the start of the Championship.

Fellow Championship rivals Fulham were beaten 1-nil by West Ham while Queens Park Rangers went down to Watford by a similar score-line.

AFC Wimbledon were 3-1 winners at Hampton & Richmond Borough.

Sutton drew 2-all with Chelsea’s under-23’s.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:39 am  

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