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Saturday, 31 August 2019

A ten thousand pound reward is being offered for information about a tram, which came off the rails in Mitcham last Thursday afternoon.


The vehicle was approaching the Phipps Bridge tram stop when it left the tracks close to Wandle Bridge at 3.50pm

Thankfully no one was hurt, but police believe an obstruction which caused the derailment may have been placed there deliberately.

They’ve appealed for anyone who might have information to contact them.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:13 pm  

A flood warning has been issued along the river Thames this evening
The environment agency says properties from Putney Bridge to Teddington Weir could be affected by high tides on the river.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:09 pm  

Chelsea have given away a two nil lead at home to Sheffield United this afternoon.

Two goals by Abraham put them in what looked like a commanding lead.

The visitors responded with a goal by Robinson after 46 minutes.

An own goal by Zouma sealed Chelsea’s fate in the penultimate minute ending the game with a 2-2 draw.

Manager Frank Lampard said they only had themselves to blame


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Putney Bridge is now shining in the darkness after new low energy LED floodlights have been installed and switched on.

Wandsworth Council says residents and businesses wanted to see the iconic bridge lit up and they have overcome some technical challenges to achieve this.

Cabinet member Paul Ellis says that this will be a boost to Putney’s night time economy and will transform how the area looks in the evening.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

There has been a double fatal collision on Battersea Park Road yesterday evening.

Police and the ambulance service attended.

A 34- year old female pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 40-year old male motorcyclist was taken to hospital where he also died shortly after arrival

Any witnesses or anyone with dashcam footage are asked to contact police at Merton traffic garage.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:24 pm  

A familiar face will be joining the youth ranks at Stamford Bridge today.

Ashley Cole has revealed he is set to join Chelsea as their U15 coach.

He is re-igniting his relationship with Frank Lampard with whom he partnered for both Derby and England.

Chelsea are at home to Sheffield United today kick-off is at 3.00pm
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:32 pm  

A basketball match aimed at getting children off the streets will be held on Kingston’s Cambridge estate next month.

It’s being hosted by campaign group “Drop a knife, save a life.”

The group was created following the fatal stabbing of Derick Mulondo on the estate in 2017.

His mother Sophie is determined to end the youth knife crime epidemic.

The match is taking place at 5pm on September the 10th.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:30 pm  

Tributes have been paid after Hounslow lost one of its longest serving councillors.

John Chatt passed away on August 26th, ending 29 years of service, which saw him previously elected as mayor.

Chatt was made a Freeman of the Borough, the highest award that a council can bestow.

He was first elected to the Feltham North ward in 1986.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:54 am  

A 21 year old male has received multiple injuries after being stabbed in Croydon.

The incident happened at around six o’clock last night on the High Street.

He was taken to hospital where his injuries were treated as life threatening.

It’s believed his phone and watch were stolen. Three people have been arrested.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

A share of £1.2 million has been awarded to Spelthorne Council to improve their residents’ homes.

The grant will help those who currently have inefficient, older electric heating systems or no central heating at all.

Funding is available for people in privately owned or rented properties.

Councillor Richard Barratt has thanked National Grid and Affordable Warmth Solutions for the grant saying ‘fuel poverty is a real threat’.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 am  

A dedicated advice line for Kingston hospital patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease has temporarily closed.

Bosses say there will be a limited service running until at least December.

The IBD Nurse Specialist will also be working alone.

Those who have problematic symptoms or concerns are being asked to consider seeking alternative help.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:04 am  

Surrey County Council says it is reviewing emergency plans in light of a no-deal Brexit.

The authority says it is working with partners including Highways England to assess what impacts there may be on residents.

The council says it is “prudent planning.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 am  

Surbiton Festival gets the go ahead.
This year’s Surbiton Festival will be going ahead.

It’s thanks to a boost in the form of a crowdfunding campaign.

That has raised more than £3,700 through donations from businesses and members of the public.

This means the free festival in the town centre on September the 28th can go ahead as planned.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:06 am  

An Ashford resident is convicted for benefit fraud.
Spelthorne Borough Council has obtained a conviction against one of its residents who was fraudulently claiming housing benefit.

Tracey Bulley from Orchard Way in Ashford received over £8,500 in a nine month period.

She was ordered to pay back all the money plus an additional £3500 in council costs.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:07 am  

A man is charged for Southall murder.
A man’s been charged with murder after the death of a former Wasps rugby player and coach.

69 year old Allan Isichei was pronounced dead at St Mary’s Avenue South in Southall last Saturday evening.

He was leaving the Plough Inn pub where he performed as a jazz musician.

35 year old Gurjeet Singall Lall appeared at Willesden Magistrate Court and was remanded in custody until he appears at the Old Bailey on the 2nd September.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:36 am  

Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal collision on the Brighton Road in Hooley.

Officers were called on Thursday to reports of a collision involving a motorbike and a flatbed lorry. The motorcyclist, a man in his 40s, was declared dead at the scene.

Anyone who witnessed what happened or has dashcam footage is asked to contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:41 am  

Friday, 30 August 2019

Fresh strike action in a long-running row over train guards has again disrupted busy rail services that carry 100,000 passengers a day

South Western Railway has cancelled nearly half of its trains over the four-day walkout by members of the RMT union.

It started this morning.

The operator says it's committed to finding a solution that'll make the railway better for everyone.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:04 pm  

A man who robbed a 79-year-old woman in Chertsey has been jailed for nine years.



28 year old John Turner admitted to the robbery in Guildford Street in February.

The victim was left with a broken arm after Turner grabbed her handbag, which contained her purse and other personal items.

He was charged following analysis of CCTV footage and after various witnesses came forward identifying him as the suspect.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:03 pm  

Police in Epsom have arrested six people following an investigation into drug dealing in the borough.

They include a 36-year-old woman and a 45-year-old man.

The arrests relate to a number of issues including the supply of Class A drugs and handling stolen goods.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:05 pm  

Sutton’s Lib Dems says the loss of the town’s Santander bank will be particularly hard for older residents.

They say they are working out a way to try and mitigate the impact of the closure.

Santander announced at the start of the year that it would be shutting 240 branches.

The company said it was due to more people banking online and over the phone.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:05 pm  

67 roads in Richmond have applied to hold a “play street” next month . . . that’s more than double the amount which applied last year.

The Council has waived the administration costs for road closures on Sunday the 22nd of September as part of National Car Free Day.

The aim is to encourage children to play safely outside.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:07 pm  

The newly renovated Richmond Theatre will open its doors to the public next month.

The Victorian building has undergone two months of extensive refurbishment works in time for its 120th birthday celebrations.

Bonnie Langford will take to the stage on launch night on the 13th.

Theatre Director Brendan Riding says she’s the perfect person to welcome people back.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Union members are calling on the Health Secretary to stop the sale of land at Epsom Hospital.

The GMB says the process should be suspended until an agreed plan that has “full community support” can be adopted.

Legal and General has bought property and buildings at the site for £18 million.

The plan is to create a retirement village, but critics say the property should only be used for social care, affordable housing or staff accommodation.

Paul Maloney, GMB Regional Secretary said:

"The Secretary of State must call in the sale of this land for the price accepted.

"GMB agrees with the local campaign group that there are a number of issues here that should be settled before any land sale is agreed.

"Not least is the issue of the future shape of the NHS major hospitals in South London and the Surrey border areas adjacent to London.

"There is no agreed plan. The numbers in the local population are growing, the numbers of elderly people are also growing, and there is a pressing need to integrate the provision of health and care services.

"Sale of this land should be stopped until there is an agreed plan that enjoys the support of the local community."
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard admits the Champions League hasn't been kind to them.

They'll face Ajax Valencia, and Lille in the group stages this season.

Lampard knows reaching the knockout stages will be tough.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

Kingston Carnival is back on Sunday

John Azah works for Kingston's Race and Equalities Council and is one of the Carnival organisers.

He tells Jackie News all about how the festival came into being.



It all starts at 12 noon.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

A man from Addlestone has reportedly been scammed out of nearly £6,500 by fake council contractors

The two suspects, who call themselves Brian and Geoff, were paid to remove a tree from the garden.

They have allegedly also made calls to the victim demanding a further £3,000.

Police are looking for a white flat-bed sign with “L.E Jones”, or something similar, in blue letters.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:17 pm  

The bereavement room at St Helier’s Maternity Department has been gifted a brand new “cuddle cot.”

It’s been provided by Hollie Perry and Scott Eyre, in memory of their daughter Hope.

This August marks three years since she was still-born at the hospital in Carshalton.

The couple has raised thousands of pounds to re-fit the bereavement room over the past three years.

A “cuddle cot” is a cooling pad which can be inserted into any type of baby bed to allow families of babies who have died time to grieve.

Hollie explains how the little touches can help grieving parents.




posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:09 am  

Members of the RMT union at South Western Railway are striking over four days in a row over the role of guards on trains

It'll hit services between London Waterloo and places including Portsmouth, Reading, Exeter, and Weymouth.

The train operator says it expects to run just over half the normal timetable.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:05 am  

Three men who were part of a £6m drug ring have been jailed

30 year old Akhlas Hussain was seen in Kent with a bag for life, which was later found to contain 10 kilos of cocaine.

28 year old Dale Douglas was seen being given a similar bag by 38 year old James Murphy.

A search of a van driven Murphy found a professionally built smuggling compartment for transporting drugs.

The men were sentenced to a combined 41 and a half years in prison at Croydon Crown Court yesterday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:08 am  

A doctor at St Helier hospital in Carshalton will take on a 10,000 ft skydive on Sunday

Dr Mubarika Sami is trying to raise as much money as possible in order to raise funds for a hospital in Guatemala.

The Ophthalmologist will then travel to the same hospital for two weeks to screen patients for diabetic eye disease.

Officially known as diabetic retinopathy, the disease has doubled in the past 20 years in the indigenous population of Guatemala.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:42 am  

Up to £3million of government funding is being offered to help British citizens living elsewhere the EU apply for residency

The money's being offered to charities and other voluntary organisations who're supporting people with their applications.

Brexit means Britons living abroad need to register or apply for residency in their host country.

Foreign Secretary and Esher and Walton MP Dominic Raab has released an official statement.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:04 am  

According to figures released by City Hall a surge in microbreweries has halted the decline in the number of pubs in London

However the figures highlighted the fact that traditional pubs remain under threat.

Pub numbers have declined by more than a quarter since 2001.

About a third of London boroughs saw an increase in pub numbers last year.

Lewisham, with 20, saw the largest increase while Richmond and Kensington and Chelsea lost 10 each.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:37 am  

Europa League winners Chelsea have been handed a difficult Champions League group stage draw

They will face Ajax, Valencia and Lille.

Champions Liverpool have been handed a straightforward looking group for this season's competition.

The Merseysiders got Napoli, Salzburg and Genk.

Last year's beaten finalists Tottenham are in the same group as German giants Bayern Munich, Olympiacos and Serbian side Red Star Belgrade.

Manchester City face Italian side Atalanta and long trips to Shakhtar Donetsk and Dinamo Zagreb.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:16 am  

Thursday, 29 August 2019

Rugby has been celebrated at Twickenham

Rugby has been celebrated at Twickenham this evening in the form of the annual National Rugby Awards

Reeds Weybridge RFC was among the nominees for the National Team of The Year award.

They missed out to the eventually winners Kings Cross Steelers

But they can take pride from a great performance last season taking a clean sweep of trophies including the National Vase Cup final at Twickenham.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:29 pm  

Police issue a warning to activists over Heathrow

The Metropolitan Police says it will not allow illegal activity of protesters to cause misery for thousands of air travellers.

It comes as Environmental activists are planning to fly drones around Heathrow Airport next month.

Officers released this statement - saying endangering the safety of an aircraft is a very serious offence that can result in a long

jail sentence.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:35 pm  

Investigations continue into a maisonette fire in Hounslow

Investigations are continuing into a maisonette fire in Hounslow.

Two men left the property in London Road before fire fighters arrived on Sunday.

Half of the maisonette was damaged by the blaze.

Part of the ground floor at the rear of the property was also affected.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:11 pm  

Update - Man missing from Hounslow

It’s emerged a missing man from Hounslow, presumed murdered, was expecting his first child.

Police have arrested a fifth man in connection with their investigation into the disappearance of Mohammed Shah Subhani in May.

Officers say Shah's first child is due to be born any day now.

They released the information as they appealed for information into his whereabouts.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:47 pm  

Princess Charlotte will start school next Thursday.

Kensington Palace says her mum and dad will go with her on her first day at Thomas's Battersea.

Charlotte's big brother Prince George has been there for two years.

The Duke of Cambridge had to take George by himself on his first day, as the Duchess was suffering from severe morning sickness.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

A 42-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the disappearance of a teenager from New York.

The 16-year-old went missing after her flight arrived at Heathrow on Saturday.

The Metropolitan Police, who worked with the NYPD to trace her, said she was found in Nottingham yesterday.

She is being looked after by specialist officers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:59 pm  

The boyfriend of a “You-tuber” who died while riding an electronic scooter says her death was a harsh lesson on the danger they can pose.

Emily Hartridge was involved in a fatal collision with a lorry in Battersea last month.

Her partner Jake Hazell says he bought the e-scooter as a present not realising they're banned on UK roads.

He also wants to continue her legacy of breaking the stigma around mental health.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

Wimbledon's Lib Dem parliamentary candidate Paul Kohler is calling on the town's Conservative MP to stand up for his constituents

72% voted Remain in the EU referendum.

Councillor Kohler has today called upon Mr Hammond to make clear that Boris Johnson's decision to suspend parliament for 5 weeks, prior to crashing out of the EU without a deal, is completely unacceptable.

Councillor Kohler says:

"It's time for Mr Hammond to deliver on his promise to "do whatever it takes" to avoid a No Deal Brexit. He needs to immediately confirm his willingness to vote against the government in a vote of no confidence. That is the only way to stop Parliament being prorogued and Boris Johnson pushing the country over the cliff edge of a Hard Brexit".

"The people of Wimbledon voted overwhelmingly in favour of remaining in the EU and no one, not even leavers, voted in favour of a No Deal Brexit which was never discussed during the referendum, nor included in any party's manifesto."

"Mr Hammond excused his repeated failure to vote for previous motions rejecting a Hard Brexit, on the basis that Parliament still had time to act! Well we're in the eleventh hour now and he can't prevaricate any longer. He needs to stand up for his constituents who will not forgive any further failures to act."
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Liverpool, Manchester City, Tottenham and Chelsea will find out who they'll face in the group stages of the Champions League later.

This season's final takes place in Istanbul on the 30th of May 2020.

Liverpool were crowned European champions when they beat Tottenham in the final at the start of June.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:22 pm  

Kingston Hospital says it is undertaking “detailed analysis” of the cases where sepsis was a factor in a patient’s death.

It’s after a new report revealed the NHS trust is the second worst in the country for the amount of people dying from the condition.

The figure is 13.5% above the national average.

A hospital spokesman also says the hospital on a whole has “a very low morality rate and is lower than expected against the national average.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:56 pm  

More patients than expected are dying from sepsis at Kingston Hospital.

The figure is 13.5% above the national average, making it the second worst in the country in those terms.

Sepsis hits when an infection sparks a violent immune system response, and the body attacks its own organs.

A Department of Health and Social Care says “good progress is being made on identifying suspected cases and improving outcomes across the NHS”.

Jane Wilson, Medical Director at Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, says:

“We are committed to ensuring the highest standards of care for our patients. Our compliance with key performance indicators including sepsis, are reported to the Trust Board and Quality Assurance Committee on a monthly basis and we are achieving national performance targets. The Trust has a very low mortality rate with the Summary Hospital-level Mortality Indicator (SHMI), a nationally reported standardised mortality measure, being 'lower than expected' against the national average, where lower than average is good.

We are aware that we have had higher rates of deaths in which sepsis was a factor and therefore have undertaken detailed analysis of these cases. As well as sepsis being associated with these deaths, many of our patients are elderly and have complex medical conditions at the end of their life. Review of these cases has identified that these deaths were not avoidable, however the Trust always shares learning when any investigation identifies where care could be improved. The Trust has senior medical and nursing leads that drive our improvements in delivering care for patients affected by sepsis."
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:49 pm  

Investigations are continuing after a man died in collision on the M25 yesterday evening

Police were called to the clockwise stretch between junctions 10 and 11 just after 7.

The accident involved a Honda, and Audi and a motorbike.

The motorcyclist was declared dead at the scene.

Police are asking anyone with information to come forward.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

TfL has announced new measures to tackle bus driver fatigue

All new contracts from next summer will require operators to demonstrate systems to stop the drivers from being tired.

It’s after a major study looked at over 25,000 incidents over the last four years, including around 12 deaths in South West London.

The organisation has also made half a million pounds available to help undertake further research.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

A 300 home retirement complex is being planned for the centre of Walton

The 2.5 acre site has been bought by Guild Living, and the aim is provide supported living for independent older people.

The firm has already planned a 4.5 acre site in Bath and a 3 acre development in Epsom.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:45 am  

Bank Holiday bonanza for Carshalton Athletic


Photo credit: Chris Bushe

Reporter from Jackie's James Barrett-Sterling.

It was smiles all round as Carshalton Athletic registered two wins over the Bank Holiday weekend.

The Robins gained revenge over bogey club Corinthian Casuals by running out 3-2 victors at King George’s Field last Saturday.

Then, back at Colston Avenue on Monday, a stunning volley by skipper Paris Hamilton-Downes proved the difference between Carshalton and struggling Leatherhead.

Carshalton have now won three consecutive league games and now currently sit in the top five of the Isthmian Premier League.

"I'm really proud of the boys, the work ethic and energy levels were high in both matches even though it was really hot," said player/manager Peter Adeniyi.

"The Leatherhead game probably wasn't a great watch but we appreciate the fans turning out in force once again and the result is testament to the players' hard work on display.

"And we are happy to have kept a clean sheet. You need to be effective at both ends of the pitch to be successful and sometimes 1-0 is a really satisfying result."

Carshalton lost three times against Casuals last season and so had a point to prove in Tolworth last weekend.

But they settled their fans’ nerves early as Ernold Haxhiu and Ricky Korboa put Carshalton two-up within seven minutes.

Three penalties were given in the space of 20 minutes – Casuals scored the first to pull a goal back at the stroke of half-time, but Jerry Amoo restored Carshalton’s two goal cushion converting his spot-kick on 48 minutes.

Carshalton keeper Patrick Ohman then saved Nathaniel Pinney’s second penalty just after the hour and that proved pivotal as Casuals only managed to beat him just once more before full-time.

Leatherhead then arrived at Colston Avenue on Monday still seeking a first win of the new season, but a tight game in stifling heat was decided by one moment of brilliance on 68 minutes.

A deep Carshalton corner was returned with interest by Adeniyi and Hamilton-Downes volleyed the ball home from 12 yards for his first goal of the season.

"We are always telling the boys to get crosses and shots in wherever possible," smiled Adeniyi, "and I swung my left boot at it and was glad it paid off."

Next up for Carshalton Athletic is a trip to Bognor Regis Town on Saturday, kick-off 3pm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:16 am  

Heathrow Airport claims climate activists' plans to fly drones to disrupt its operations is counterproductive - and criminal

The group say they'll go up on Friday the 13th of September for a number of days, because they "can't stand aside".

The London hub says constructive engagement is needed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:14 am  

Stanwell now has its very own community ranger

Lee Mallett will work closely with Spelthorne Borough Council and enforcement teams to help maintain tidy, safe and attractive areas.

He has already supported five council organised ‘street-clean’ days and has removed over 70 bags of litter from a number of streets.

The ranger scheme is being sponsored by Heathrow Airport.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:46 am  

Climate activists are threatening to fly drones at Heathrow airport to put pressure on the government over greenhouse gases

The move, planned from the 13th of September, is likely to ground flights.

The 'Heathrow Pause' group says it will exploit a loophole to fly toy drones within the airport's restricted zone.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:41 am  

Kingston Hospital says its Ride London team raised nearly £13,000

The annual event at the start of the month saw thousands of cyclists take on a 100 mile route.

The Kingston team was made up of a mixture of staff, family members, work colleagues and patients.

The money raised will be distributed between a number of departments at the site.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:06 am  

According to statistics from the Metropolitan Police London has become “the acid attack hotspot in the western world”

Acid attacks in the capital have soared to record levels with some of the injured under the age of 10.

The number of violent corrosive liquid offences jumped from 66 in 2012 to 752 last year.

Newham heads the list of 32 boroughs with the highest number of acid attacks between January 2015 and December 2018.

There were 316 in Newham while Kingston came in at 9th on the list with 43 attacks.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:45 am  

The granddaughter of a resident of The Royal Star and Garter Home in Surbiton has raised money at her home in Bradford

Six year old Greta Thomas held a summer ice-cream and cake celebration for the home that cares for Mark Farmer.

The charity, founded in 1916, cares for ex-servicemen and women.

Greta was thrilled to raise £140 and said she was amazed at how much money they raised.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:13 am  

The third round draw of the League Cup see’s last year’s beaten finalists Chelsea taking on Grimsby or Macclesfield

Cup holders Manchester City will begin the defence of their trophy at Preston, while the tie of round sees south coast rivals Portsmouth host Southampton.

Liverpool will travel to the MK Dons.

The matches will be played in the week beginning the 23rd of September.

In yesterday’s action Portsmouth beat QPR 2-nil at Loftus Road.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:11 am  

Clapham book Festival has secured a bestselling author to read his latest new novel.

Henry Hemming will be reading from his new book “Our Man in New York” on the 5th of October.

The book tells the story of Bill Stephenson and his unique propaganda campaign designed to bring the US into World War 2.

It is claimed that the British flooded the American media with “fake news” infiltrating pressure groups and meddling in US politics.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:30 am  

Wednesday, 28 August 2019

There is fresh hope for holiday makers as Heathrow based British Airways and the pilot’s union Balpa may still conduct talks.

The strikes were due to take place on September 9th, 10th and 27th resulting in 850 cancellations and affecting 450,000 travellers.

Jason Mahoney of BA has confirmed they have reached out to Acas to confirm their eagerness to talk at the earliest convenience.

A BA statement said “This was encouraging news for its customers”

Strike action came after the airline lost its appeal earlier this month to block pilots walking out over a pay dispute.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:30 pm  

The leader of Britain's biggest rail union has warned of a wave of strikes, and other forms of industrial action.

Mick Cash, who's been re-elected as the RMT's General Secretary, says it's pushing forward as a "militant, democratic and campaigning" organisation.

The first walkout will be for four days on South Western Railway, starting on Friday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

There has been an accident on the M25 this evening on the clockwise stretch between junctions 10 for Wisley and 11 for Chertsey.

Officers were called to reports of a collision involving two cars, a Honda and an Audi and a BMW motorbike.

The motorway is currently closed.

The motorcyclist, a man in his 40’s, has suffered serious injuries.

Officers are appealing for witnesses or anyone with dashcam footage to call 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:07 pm  

Police in the UK and the US are searching for a teenager who is missing after flying to Heathrow from New York.

16-year-old Victoria Grabowski got on a flight at John F Kennedy airport on Saturday and arrived in the UK on Monday.

According to US media reports, her parents later discovered texts between her and an older man in Britain.

She is understood to have paid for her ticket in cash, but her family doesn't know how she got the money.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:30 pm  

The leader of Britain's biggest rail union has warned of a wave of strikes, and other forms of industrial action.

Mick Cash, who's been re-elected as the RMT's General Secretary, says it's pushing forward as a "militant, democratic and campaigning" organisation.

The first walkout will be for four days on South Western Railway, starting on Friday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:12 pm  

Festival-goers should pay ‘tent tax’ say campaigners who want to stop so many tents being abandoned every year.

Photos have emerged showing Reading and Leeds fields strewn with litter, nearly-new tents, airbeds and even an upright gazebo.

Clean Up Britain is now proposing campers pay a deposit which is returned only if they take their tent home.

Mollie Perella from Twickenham attended Glastonbury earlier this summer, where its estimated 99.3% of tents were taken home.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:30 pm  

Investigations are continuing after a van driver left the scene of a collision involving a cyclist in Kingston yesterday afternoon

The incident happened in Queen Elizabeth Road near the junction with Hardman Road just before 4 o’clock.

The driver of a white Fiat Dobio van stopped briefly and spoke to the injured cyclist before driving off.

A 41- year old man is in hospital with life threatening injuries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:05 pm  

Former Lib Dem leader Sir Vince Cable has confirmed he will stand down as an MP at the next general election

Sir Vince has represented his Twickenham constituency in since 1997, apart from two years from 2015 when he lost his seat.

He resigned as party leader following the May local elections.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:30 pm  

Kingston Carnival is back on Sunday

The annual event comes hot on the heels of the Notting Hill Carnival which took place over the Bank Holiday.

Fewer people are expected than at Notting Hill, and Kingston’s organiser John Azah, says family is the main focus.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:05 pm  

England rugby's Mako Vunipola is expected to be out for 10 days after coming off at Twickenham during his first Test since surgery

England rugby prop Mako Vunipola is expected to be out for 10 days after suffering a small tear of scar tissue.

He went off injured in their World Cup warm-up win over Ireland at Twickenham on Saturday.

It was Vunipola's first Test since undergoing surgery on his hamstring in May.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:15 pm  

Fracking did not cause a number of earthquakes across Surrey last year

That’s according to scientists at Imperial College London, the University of Bristol and the British Geological Survey.

They say the tremors felt across Dorking, Horley and Charlwood were natural.

Surrey Green Cllr Jonathan Essex isn’t convinced.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:45 pm  

Police in the UK and the US are searching for a teenager who is missing after flying to Heathrow from New York

16 year old Victoria Grabowski got on a flight at John F Kennedy airport on Saturday and arrived in the UK on Monday.

According to US media reports, her parents later discovered texts between her and an older man in Britain.

She is understood to have paid for her ticket in cash, but her family doesn't know how she got the money.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:04 pm  

A man who pretended to be collecting money for a children’s charity has been jailed for 26 weeks

47 year old Talochan Warah from Hounslow was found with the box, which he claimed he’d just picked up.

CCTV later showed several members of the public giving him money.

Police are reminding people that legitimate collectors carry documents from the charity, and to call the organisation if it seems suspicious.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:05 pm  

Richmond’s Council leader is calling on the new Transport Secretary to ‘come good’ over Heathrow

Gareth Roberts has asked Grant Shapps to evaluate proposals to expand the airport, as he said he would last week.

Mr Shapps publicly raised questions on whether expansion “stacks up” on financial grounds.

He then promised to take a closer look at the case, something Cllr Roberts is asking he follows up.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:05 pm  

Boris Johnson has asked the Queen to suspend parliament, which will restrict MPs' ability to block a no-deal Brexit

Her Majesty's Speech will be held on October the 14th - just over two weeks before the UK's due to leave the EU.

The prime minister's been accused of denying opposition MPs the time to ensure Britain doesn't exit without an agreement in place.

However, he denies this, saying it's to focus on domestic policy and the government's new direction.






posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:07 am  

A van has collided with a cyclist in Kingston

It happened yesterday afternoon in Queen Elizabeth Road near the junction with Hardman Road.

The driver of a white Fiat Dobio van stopped briefly and spoke to the injured cyclist before driving off.

Officers attended along with the ambulance service, a 41- year old man has been taken to hospital with life threatening injuries.

Police are asking for the diver of the van to come forward.

Witnesses are asking for witnesses to call them on 101
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:32 am  

The leader of Britain's biggest rail union has warned of a wave of strikes, and other forms of industrial action.

Mick Cash, who's been re-elected as the RMT's General Secretary, says it's pushing forward as a "militant, democratic and campaigning" organisation.

The first walkout will be for four days on South Western Railway, starting on Friday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:30 am  

The leader of Britain's biggest rail union has warned of a wave of strikes, and other forms of industrial action.

Mick Cash, who's been re-elected as the RMT's General Secretary, says it's pushing forward as a "militant, democratic and campaigning" organisation.

The first walkout will be for four days on South Western Railway, starting on Friday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:30 am  

We’ve had the Notting Hill Carnival, now all eyes are on Kingston Carnival

The annual event returns to the borough on Sunday.

It had been touch-and-go as to whether it would go ahead as The Arts Council of England withdrew its usual funding.

Kingston Council’s agreed to raise its share of the funding, but as organiser John Azah explains, volunteers are still needed.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:12 am  

Festival-goers should pay ‘tent tax’ say campaigners who want to stop so many tents being abandoned every year.

Photos have emerged showing Reading and Leeds fields strewn with litter, nearly-new tents, airbeds and even an upright gazebo.

Clean Up Britain is now proposing campers pay a deposit which is returned only if they take their tent home.

Mollie Perella from Twickenham attended Glastonbury earlier this summer, where its estimated 99.3% of tents were taken home.



posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:30 am  

It’s emerged the Department for Transport has provided an additional £500,000 for road repairs in Richmond over the last year

The extra funding enabled the Council to undertake a range of repairs.

It also undertook preventative works in the form of carriageway resurfacing, patch repairs and joint sealing.

Areas to benefit included Whitton Road, Red Lion Street and Cross Deep.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:05 am  

There were two big upsets in the second round of the League Cup last night

Premier League clubs Crystal Palace and Norwich City were knocked out by League Two opponents.

Colchester beat Palace on penalties at Selhurst Park while Crawley were 1-nil winners at home to Norwich.

Fulham failed to make it to the third round after a 1-nil loss to Southampton at Craven Cottage.

Tonight Everton and Burnley are amongst the top flight teams hoping to avoid an upset.

Marco Silva's side host Lincoln City, while Sunderland travel to Turf Moor.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:08 am  

Police in New Malden are reminding people of the law surrounding e-scooters and cycles

It’s after officers in the High Street over the weekend came across a member of public in possession of a self-balancing electric unicycle.

These, as well as electric scooters, are illegal to use on public roads, pavements and cycle lanes.

Police are cracking down on the use of electric scooters following the death of “You-Tuber” Emily Hartridge in Battersea last month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:04 am  

A no-deal Brexit is expected to hit travel in and out of the UK and Europe

Tourism across both sides of the UK border is worth billions of pounds.

Tens of thousands of visitors from Europe come to Britain each year for various events including Glastonbury, the Chelsea Flower Show and the Notting Hill Carnival.

We asked these revellers at this year’s Carnival in west London if Brexit will have a negative impact on Europe’s biggest street party.

Tourism across both sides of the UK border is worth billions of pounds.

Tens of thousands of visitors from Europe come to Britain each year for various events including Glastonbury, the Chelsea Flower Show and the Notting Hill Carnival.

We asked these revellers at this year’s Carnival if Brexit will have a negative impact on Europe’s biggest street party.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:10 am  

Consumer rights experts are urging British Airways to refund customers

After the airline mistakenly told passengers their flights had been cancelled due to an upcoming pilots strike.

Pilots for the Heathrow based carrier are preparing to take industrial action on September 9th, 10th and 27th over pay and working conditions.

On Saturday BA sent an email in error informing some customers that their flights were cancelled prompting many to rearrange travel plans.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:10 am  

Tuesday, 27 August 2019

The chair umpire for this year’s Wimbledon tennis men's singles final has been sacked by the ATP.

Damien Steiner conducted multiple media interviews in Argentina without permission.

Novak Djokovic beat Roger Federer in the longest final in the championships history.

In a statement, the ATP said Steiner had committed "multiple breaches" of its policy related to interviews.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:07 pm  

Six hectares of grass were damaged by yesterday’s fire in Tolworth.



The blaze off Kingston Road just before 11am blew smoke and thick dust through the streets.

There were no reports of any injuries.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:19 pm  

CCTV images have been released of a man who the police want to question after a woman was sexually assaulted in Epsom.



The incident took place on the 28th July just before 1am at the Be at One Bar in Epsom Square.

The man’s described as short in height, heavy in build, with short dark hair. He was wearing jeans and a baggy shirt.

Police say anyone with information should call 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:39 pm  

The Metropolitan Police has appointed a new head of its Counter Terrorism Command.

Richard Smith steps into the role following the retirement of acting commander Clarke Jarrett, who led the unit since May last year.

Mr Smith joined the Met in 1996 and has worked in anti-corruption and organised crime.

He spent three years as Wandsworth Borough commander before leading the Met’s Safeguarding portfolio.

He had responsibility for the delivery of policing to vulnerable adults and children in London.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:06 pm  

Police investigating a fatal hit and run in Chessington have arrested a fifth person.



25 year old Liam Dent died after being dragged under a car in Moor Lane in the early hours of the 26th of July.

A 17-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of murder yesterday and subsequently released under investigation.

The other four arrested have been bailed.

Three vehicles have also been recovered in connection with the investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

It’s emerged a Scottish premiership side failed to take Chelsea’s Mason Mount on loan.

Former Kilmarnock boss Lee Clark tried to sign him in 2016, after seeing him in the FA Youth Cup.

However, Stamford Bridge reportedly blocked his efforts to sign the then 17-year-old.

Clark told Tribal Football that “you could tell even at that age he was going to make something of himself”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

A carpenter has had his hand re-attached by surgeons at St George’s in Tooting.

46 year old Anthony Lelliott almost completely severed it while using a power tool to cut floorboards.

The operation took 17 hours, 4 hours longer than originally estimated.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:49 pm  

An 86-year-old has had her purse stolen while shopping in Weybridge.



Thieves took the wallet out of her bag and after contacting her bank, it was discovered almost £1,600 had been stolen from her account.

Police have released CCTV images of the incident in Morrisons in Monument Hill last Tuesday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

British Airways has drafted in almost 100 extra staff ahead of next month’s pilot strikes.

The Heathrow based airline says the 90 customer service workers will help deal with the high call volumes expected.

The walkouts will take place on September the 9th, 10th and 27th.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:13 pm  

Wandsworth is now half-way through this year’s programme of road improvements.

Routes in Battersea, Balham, Tooting and Earlsfield are due to be resurfaced over the next few weeks.

The work is costing £3 million.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Stonewall

The riots against the police in New York were a catalyst for the beginning of the gay liberation movement.

To mark the anniversary, a docudrama made 25 years ago, is being shown at the Barbican in London.

It was produced by Chiswick resident Ruth Caleb, who has told Jackie's Simone Halfin all about it.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:56 pm  

St George’s Hospital in Tooting is reportedly trying to recoup over £8m from health tourists.

A Daily Mail investigation suggests overseas patients have left the NHS with £150m in unpaid bills.

Overseas visitors must now be asked for passports and utility bills, and given invoices before treatment starts.

A spokesman for the Department of Health says it’s “only right” overseas visitors contribute towards their treatment costs.

Speaking to us in May, St George’s said care is never refused to those who need it and all patients are entitled to free emergency care 24/7.

But it also said it has a legal duty to recover costs from patients who are not entitled to free NHS treatment.

A St George's spokesperson said:

We have a legal duty to recover costs from patients who are not entitled to free NHS treatment.

Any patient not entitled to free NHS care must be charged for treatment they receive unless an exemption applies.

All patients are entitled to free emergency care 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Any other care – including maternity services – is chargeable.

Our staff are not asked to act as borders guards; nor do we ever refuse care or treatment to patients who need it.

Patients are politely asked by our administrative staff to provide proof of ID, so enabling us to fulfil our legal duty in relation to charging.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:08 pm  

The Met have announced their new head of Counter Terrorism



Richard Smith spent three years as the Borough commander in Wandsworth, before moving onto safeguarding vulnerable people.

Commander Smith says his priority will be to “develop the excellent working relations with our partners, nationally and internationally”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

Putney’s MP says she’s “delighted” that the high street will receive a share of a £1bn government fund

The money could be used to improve transport links, or converting empty shops into offices or homes.

Conservative Justine Greening says it’s “great news for our local community and local businesses”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:04 am  

It's been revealed NHS trusts in England spent more than £92m on private ambulances and taxis last year

An investigation by the Press Association suggests a shortage of staff, and problems with recruitment are to blame.

The Care Quality Commission previously warned patients are being put at risk as a result.

The South East Coast Ambulance Service spent £9.2m, placing them as the 4th biggest spenders.

That’s compared to £4.3m in London.

The Government insists the ambulance service has record numbers of paramedics.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:35 am  

Andy Murray has registered his first singles victory since undergoing hip surgery in January

The former world number one beat French teenager Imran Sibille in straight sets at the Rafa Nadal Open on the Challenger Tour.

He'll face world number 115 Norbert Gombos in the second round.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:08 am  

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has given an injury update for Pedro.

The Spaniard picked up a hamstring injury in the warm-up before the Blues’ game against Norwich.

His manager says it will be “tough” for him to be back for the next game against Sheffield United.

He joins N'Golo Kantéin the treatment room.

The Frenchman missed the 3-2 win against the Canaries and he’ll have to be assessed for an ankle injury before the weekend.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 am  

A general practice surgery in Richmond has been rated as inadequate.

In its latest inspection the Care Quality Commission says the Medicaoptima clinic must make improvements.

The private health service on Back Lane was deemed as being safe overall.

But the CQC found that staff lacked training when it came to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults.

It was also marked down for not putting good governance systems in place.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am  

Authorities are thanking people for giving up their guns in Surrey.

More than 40 firearms, as well as ammunition, have been handed into police stations in the county since the start of a national amnesty campaign.

This is down on the previous year, when more than 100 weapons were surrendered.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 am  

Police are appealing for help finding a missing 15-year-old who it’s believed could be in Thornton Heath.


Shannin Huggins has been missing from Chingford since 3 o’clock yesterday afternoon.

If you have any information you should call 101.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 am  

Crystal Palace will be hoping to avoid an upset when they play tonight.

The Eagles face league 2 side Colchester United in the League Cup at Selhurst Park later.

Fulham will be looking to reach the third round of the competition also. They host Premier League side Southampton.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:13 am  

Monday, 26 August 2019

Zac Goldsmith says he’s pleased to hear that Boris Johnson has raised the issue of commercial whaling with Japan at the G7 today.

The MP for Richmond and North Kingston took to Twitter to show his support for the Prime Minister regarding the controversial practice.

He hopes the Japenese PM will now rethink the decision to resume this policy.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:47 pm  

A man in his late 20s has been charged with assault on an emergency worker at Notting Hill Carnival.

The 28-year-old also faces counts for being drunk and disorderly and in possession of CS spray after he was stopped at Notting Hill Gate yesterday by police.

He’s been remanded in custody and is due to appear in court tomorrow morning.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:45 pm  

Britain's Lando Norris could miss this weekend's Formula One Belgian Grand Prix after injuring his foot on holiday.

The McLaren driver wore a brace on his left leg during a live stream last night after attending the MotoGP at Silverstone.

McLaren say he inflamed a tendon while running in Croatia.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:31 pm  

Eight fire engines and around 60 firefighters were called to Kingston to tackle a grass fire this morning.

The blaze erupted on Kingston Road junction with Worcester Road and was under control by 1.35pm.

Firefighters will remain at the scene this afternoon to dampen down the area.

Residents in the Tolworth Court Farm field area are advised to keep their windows and doors closed due to the smoke.

The Brigade were called at 10.45 as crews from New Malden, Sutton, Richmond, Wimbledon and Surbiton were at the scene.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:26 pm  

People are being told not to take alcohol and to expect long waits, to get into Pools on the Park in Richmond.

The council says it can get extremely busy, and once it’s at capacity, nobody else will be allowed in.

People are also being warned not to take any sharp objects either.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:09 pm  

A man in his early fifties is suffering life-threatening injuries after being hit by a car in Streatham yesterday afternoon.

Police were called to the High Road near the junction with Pinfold Road at around 12:30pm.

The driver, a 28-year-old man, was arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and has subsequently been released under investigation.

The victim remains in a critical condition in a South London hospital.

Anyone with information should contact police on the dedicated RTPC Witness Line on 0208 285 1574, tweet @MetCC or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:31 pm  

Shop owners on Ashford High Street are concerned about roadworks affecting business.

A part of Church Road has been closed since the 24th of July as developers work to connect a sewer from the Brooklands College site.

However, businesses were not informed of the road closure beforehand, leading to a fall in trade for affected shops.

The road will remain closed for several weeks, but a meeting with the site developers will be held this Wednesday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:48 pm  

Police have been granted extra powers to stop and search people attending Notting Hill Carnival.

A section 60 order has been put in place for the area around the event in west London.

Around 100 people were arrested at the festival yesterday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:32 pm  

A record temperature has been set already for an August bank holiday Monday.

Thermometers hit 28.6 Celsius at Tibenham Airfield in Norfolk.

It comes a day after record breaking temperatures of 33.3 were registered at Heathrow Airport.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:12 pm  

Sutton Challengers remain on course to win the Surrey Cricket League

They beat Clapham Old Xaverians with a five wicket win, which was their 7th loss in 14 games.

Defending champions Franco Surrey Seamers are all but out of a chance, after a 24 run loss to Balham and Tooting.

There’s just three rounds of matches to go.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:05 am  

A father from Tadworth was “shocked” to find a snake in his newborn daughter’s room earlier this month.

The dad called his brother and the RSPCA after seeing the metre-long python slither out of the child’s nursery.

They managed to capture the pet, called Gozer, before returning him to his rightful home next door.

The reptile had escaped from his owner, the next door neighbour, 4 months before.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 am  

Forecasters say we could see a repeat today of yesterday's record-breaking temperatures.

33-point-3 degrees was recorded at Heathrow Airport - making it the hottest August bank holiday weekend ever.

Motoring groups are warning drivers to check oil and coolant levels before setting off today - to try to reduce the risk of breaking down.

Mike Gibbons, from St John Ambulance, says people attending big outdoor events also need to be careful.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:16 am  

Tributes have been paid to a granddad who was stabbed to death in Norwood Green last night, after having a pint at his local pub.

69 year Allan Isichei was attacked after leaving the venue on Tentelow Lane - where he often performed jazz.

A friend described him as a lovely mild-mannered fellow.

A man in his 30s has been arrested on suspicion of murder.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:09 am  

The MP for Runnymede and Weybridge has written to Boris Johnson asking for an apology.

Philip Hammond has taken issue with suggestions that either he or another former minister had deliberately leaked a no deal Brexit dossier.

In his letter to the Prime Minister he says a source from Number 10 had implied this to the media.

The former chancellor claims that it can’t have been a member of Theresa May’s former government as the document is dated August 2019.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:18 am  

New Technology could mean a lift on restrictions of liquids

New scanner technology could mean restrictions for liquids being bought into UK airports being lifted.

3D luggage scanners that will be installed at all airports across the UK by December 2022, will stop people removing laptops from cabin

bags for security reasons.

The new technology uses an up to date imaging system to generate 3d scans which is being trialled at Heathrow Airport.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:19 am  

Sunday, 25 August 2019

The figures are continuing to come in following Thursday’s GCSE results.

It’s emerged 60% of pupils at Raynes Park High achieved grades 9 to 4 in English and Maths.

That’s the equivalent of an A* to C grade in old terms.

72.8% of pupils across Merton achieved grades 9 to 4 overall.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:24 pm  

GCSE Students perform better this year

GCSE Students in Hounslow have performed slightly better this year.

Around 71.5% of students received a pass in English and Maths, up 3 points on last year.

Councillor Tom Bruce praised “the hard work of our young people that meant they continue to achieve at the highest standard”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:19 pm  

Annual Caribbean festival the Notting Hill Carnival begins

It’s officially Britain’s hottest August Bank Holiday weekend but that isn't stopping party goers at the Notting Hill Carnival.

More than a million people are expected at the annual festival in West London over the weekend.

Today is the official start of celebrations of the Caribbean culture starting with children’s day.

The event continues to dynamic range of colours, music dancing and a range of traditional food.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:52 pm  

Motorcyclist seriously injured in Horsham

Police continue their appeal for information following a serious collision which has left a motorcyclist with serious injuries.

Officers were called to the junction between the A281 Horsham Road Cranleigh and Barrihurst lane just before 10 to 7 this morning.

The Motorcyclist has been taken to hospital where he remains in a potentially life changing condition.

Anyone who may have witnessed the collision is asked to contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:31 pm  

Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson says he will savour his team’s victory over Manchester United.

Although he says they can’t think about it for too long as their attention has to turn to Tuesday’s League Cup game.

The 2-1 win was the club’s first at Old Trafford in 30 years, and came thanks to a last-gasp goal.

Hodgson says he doesn't think about records very much.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

Today marks the official start of the Notting Hill Carnival.

More than a million people are expected to flock to west London for the annual bank holiday weekend festival of Caribbean culture.

John Azah is Director of Kingston’s Race and Equalities Council and has spent many years working at “Carnival” in the past.

He says he understands some residents’ concerns surrounding the return of the mass event.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

The photographer whose images of David Bowie in concert are among the most iconic in the world, has arrived in Hammersmith.

Denis O’Regan has opened a gallery in the town to showcase images from his 45 year career because of its links with music history.

The Beatles performed one of their famous Christmas shows at the Hammersmith Odeon in 1964.

And it was in 1973 that O’Regan went backstage at David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust tour, in the same building, capturing his famous shots.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

By 2022 people flying out of UK airports won’t have to worry about limits on liquids at security gates.

That’s after the government ordered all major airports bring in 3D baggage screening equipment.

Another perk is that travellers won’t have to take objects like laptops out of their bags.

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps says it’s being trialled at Heathrow to begin with.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

A man in his 30s has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a fatal stabbing in Norwood Green.

Police were called to St Mary’s Avenue South at around half 6 last night, where they treated a wounded male in his 60s.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene and his family have been informed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 am  

A flat in Thornton Heath has been closed off to everyone but the tenant following a spate of anti-social behaviour.

The man living in the property in Crystal Court had been using drugs for the past three years and had become a magnet for other addicts.

They’d congregate outside, disturbing other tenants by shouting up to the perpetrator’s window to gain entry to the block.

Tenants of the Obit Housing Association-owned property found people sleeping in the bin room and cycle store.

They also discovered needles discarded in the bin area and urine and faeces in the communal halls and stairs.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

Spelthorne’s new fire station has opened, replacing both Staines and Sunbury’s stations.

Fordbridge was initially supposed to have had two fire engines on call at all times, but now only one will be available overnight.

The fire brigade union said this would put people at risk, but the County Council has denied this.

Surrey says it is “contemporary, efficient and has training facilities that meet the needs of 21st century firefighters”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am  

Police are appealing for help in finding a man who has been missing for 10 days.

55-year-old Adrian Haynes from Redhill, is extremely vulnerable and his friends and family are concerned for his welfare.

He is described as white, around 6 foot 2 inches tall, heavily built, with short grey hair and was wearing a black jacket, a grey jumper, a blue tee-shirt, grey trousers and black shoes.

Adrian is not believed to have much money or his medication with him. It is possible that he might be in the Victoria area of London.

If you have seen Adrian, or you have any information which may help in finding him, you can call the police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 am  

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard says with hard work, Mason Mount can get even better.

The young midfielder scored in their 3-2 win at Norwich - their first victory of the season in the Premier League.

Tammy Abraham got two goals.

Lampard says Mount has huge potential - as well as his teammate.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 am  

Richmond council is reminding people not to take alcohol to Pools on the Park this weekend.

It says the centre can get very busy on sunny days, with many families and children using the lido.

People are also being warned not to take any sharp objects either.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 am  

The issue of cycling in Wallington Square is going to be taken up with the town’s Safer Neighbourhood Police.

MP Tom Brake has promised to address the problem following a Q&A with residents last week who raised concerns.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 am  

Richmond Council has congratulated its schools following Thursday’s GCSE results.

Provisional figures show 78% of pupils achieved a grade 4 or above in English and Maths, the equivalent to the old C grade or above.

This represents a 6% point increase since last year and is well above the national average of 66%.

56% of pupils also secured a ‘good’ pass in both subjects, achieving a grade 5 or above.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:16 am  

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