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Saturday, 11 January 2020

Voluntary groups in Hounslow should soon find it easier to apply for grant funding


Voluntary groups in Hounslow should soon find it easier to apply for grant funding.

Hounslow Council is bringing together all its existing funding streams into one brand new Thriving Community Fund.

The fund will administer 1.9 million pounds which can be awarded to groups large and small which benefit people in the borough.

The authority believes it’ll make applying simpler with a single point of contact
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:25 pm  

In today's football, wins for Chelsea, Brentford and Fulham

In the premiership Chelsea were 3-nil victors over Burnley.

In the Championship Brentford are up to third in the table after winning their west London derby against QPR 3-1.
Fulham climbed to fourth after a 1-nil victory at Hull

In the FA trophy second round Kingstonian drew one all with Leamington, but Hampton and Richmond are out, defeated 4-0 at Yeovil.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:23 pm  

Man missing from Fetcham is located

A 53-year-old man who was last seen in Fetcham on Thursday the 9th of January has been located.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:14 pm  

Latest Local Sport Action

Crystal Palace and Arsenal drew 1-1, Brentford beat QPR 3-1 and Chelsea are currently 3-0 at home to Burnley.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:09 pm  

A persistent shoplifter in Epsom has been given a jail sentence after being convicted of shoplifting and breaching a Criminal Behaviour Order.

34 year old Darren Beckett was banned from named shops across Surrey when he appeared before Staines Magistrates in February 2018.

He has now been sentenced to 24 weeks in prison.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:07 pm  

A firefighter from West Norwood has been recognised for saving a life.

Anthony Champness saved a motorcyclist after he was involved in a collision.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:10 pm  

Richmond Council have released a draft Transport Supplementary Planning Document.

This document is to help people when they are submitting planning applications.

The SPD includes information on travel plans, deliveries and servicing, sustainable development and active travel.

The deadline for feedback is on Monday the 27th of January.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:09 pm  

Chelsea Fans made to made for Ruben

Chelsea Football Club have confirmed that Ruben Loftus-Cheek is still some way from a playing return as he continues rehabilitation from heel surgery.

Chelsea host Burley in their Premier League fixture at 3pm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:05 pm  

Crystal Palace could give a debut to new signing Cenk Tosun in their Premier League clash with Arsenal.

The pair meet at Selhurst Park in the lunchtime kick off.

Palace manager Roy Hodgson says the arrival of the Turkish striker is great news.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

In the Championship, QPR take on Brentford this afternoon at 12:30pm.

And Fulham travel to Hull to tackle Hull City at 3pm.

In the Premier League, Crystal Palace play at home as they take on Arsenal at 12:30pm.

And at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea play at home against Burley at 3 o’clock.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

Kensington and Chelsea has one of the lowest MMR vaccination uptakes in the UK.

The council is trying to bust a number of myths about measles, mumps and rubella.

These include the view that they’re not serious diseases.

However, they can cause hearing loss, chest infections and in some cases, brain damage.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

A teenage girl has gone missing from Wandsworth.



15-year-old Damaris Smith was last seen wearing white denim jeans, and a black, grey and white Mckenzie jacket.

She was also carrying a pink and gold tote bag.

It’s thought that she may be in the Feltham area.

Anyone with any information is urged to call police on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 am  

Merton Council leader Stephen Alambritis has vowed to continue to fight plans to downgrade St Helier Hospital “every step of the way.”

A public consultation has begun on the proposals by NHS England.

£500 million of Government funding is to be spent on improving health services at St Helier, Epsom and Sutton Hospitals.

The consultation names Sutton as the preferred option of the three sites for a new specialist emergency care hospital.

It would sit on the site next to the Royal Marsden Hospital, which provides cancer care.

This means St Helier would lose it’s A&E department as well as other services including the consultant-led maternity unit.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:02 am  

A new vision is needed for Kneller Hall in Whitton.

People in Richmond are being reminded to give their views on the future of Kneller Hall in Whitton.

The Ministry of Defence intends to sell the Grade II listed building, which is largely on protected land.

A drop-in event is being held in Whitton library at 12.30 today, where residents can speak to council representatives.

The consultation closes on the 27th of this month.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:21 am  

Wandsworth wants to trial road closure for schools.

Wandsworth Council is looking for public support for a proposed pilot scheme that would benefit five primary schools in the borough.

The ‘School Streets’ initiative would see roads with school entrances closed to vehicle traffic when pupils are arriving and leaving.

Residents and businesses on the roads and blue badge holders would be able to apply for exemptions.

It’s hoped that the scheme would improve safety and air quality.

Drop in sessions are being held at the five schools during January and February:


Alderbrook Primary School – Wednesday, 5 February 6-7.30 pm
Earlsfield Primary School – Wednesday, 22 January 6.30 – 8 pm
Furzedown Primary School – Wednesday, 29 January 5-6.30 pm
Hillbrok Primary School – Thursday, 23 January 5.30 -7 pm
Penwortham Primary School – Tuesday 14 January, parents & carers
5-6 pm, residents 6 – 7 pm

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:16 am  

Police appeal for help to find missing Staines teenager.


17 year old Osei Bonsu has links to Tottenham, Woolwich and Greenwich.

Officers are concerned that he may be a risk of being exploited for criminal activity.

Anyone with information should contact police urgently on 999.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:29 am  

Police hunt a car after pedestrian killed in Whyteleafe.

Police are hunting for a Blue BMW 520i after a pedestrian was found seriously injured on the A22 Godstone Road in Whyteleafe at 10.10 on Thursday evening.

The 30 year old Warlingham man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police want to find the vehicle which has a registration ending GXK which may have damage to the front of the car.

Anyone with information or dashcam footage is asked to contact police on 101 or anonymously through Crimestoppers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:06 am  

Friday, 10 January 2020

A man from Wandsworth who killed himself by jumping under a train at Earlsfield, urged parents to instruct their sons about STDs in his suicide note.

A man from Wandsworth who killed himself by jumping under a train at Earlsfield, urged parents to instruct their sons about STDs in his suicide note.

26 year old Reginald Moore was a demobilised non-commissioned officer, who reportedly contracted syphilis.

The note read “had I not been so inexperienced, I might now be a happy and self-respecting man”.

Information about STDs is available on the NHS website
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:53 pm  

Police have confirmed they are treating an attack on a prison officer by two inmates wearing fake suicide belts as a terror offence.

Five guards were injured at the maximum security jail HMP Whitemoor in Cambridgeshire yesterday.

It's understood one of the prisoners involved had been jailed for plotting to behead a soldier.

Steve Gillan, chair of the Prison Officers Association, says attacks on its members are occurring more frequently, including at Feltham.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

A man’s been jailed for a minimum of 31 years for killing a woman in South Norwood.

29 year old Aaron Fyle broke into 73 year old midwife Eulin Hastings’ home in January 2017.

The burglar attacked her after he was disturbed before starting a fire.

The Old Bailey was told he tried to put out the blaze before leaving to burgle another home.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

Crystal Palace have signed Cenk Tosun on loan from Everton until the end of the season.

The Turkish international has scored one goal in eight appearances for the Merseyside club in this campaign.

He cost the Premier League club 27 million pounds when they signed him from Besiktas in January 2018.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Chelsea could be parting company with striker Olivier Giroud this month.

The French World Cup winner is in talks over a move to Italian side Inter Milan.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:10 pm  

Putney’s new MP has given her maiden speech to the Commons.

Labour’s Fleur Anderson started by thanking God, the people of Putney, and her family.

She spoke about the difficulties facing young people, mentioning the closure of Roehampton Youth Centre last summer.

When talking about the important issues facing the country, she said “this must be the climate parliament”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:49 pm  

Police have named a 52 year old man found dead in Weybridge in the early hours of Wednesday.

Glen Hopgood was found in Old Palace Road just after midnight; his family has been informed of his death.

A man has been charged with his murder and was due in court this afternoon.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:25 pm  

London's major infrastructure project, Crossrail, is now expected to begin operating in the summer of next year.

The Elizabeth Line, which runs from Berkshire to Essex via Heathrow, was due to open in 2018 but it's suffered repeated delays.

While some train services may start next year, it's not expected to be fully operational until mid-2022.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

A 59 year-old man has been charged with murder in Weybridge.

Police were called to Old Palace Road at around 12.30am on Wednesday.

A 52 year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene around 1.40am.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

A person has died on the tracks at Egham station

British Transport Police say paramedics were called shortly after 10 this morning, but the person was pronounced dead at the scene.

It’s not being treated as suspicious.

Disruption on the rails is expected until at least 4pm between Staines and Virginia Water.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:04 pm  

Surrey Fire and Rescue "strongly refute" a Safety Critical Notice by the Fire Brigades Union over the merger with the Sussex force

Full statement below:

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service strongly refutes the claims made by the Fire Brigades Union in the Safety Critical Notice issued last night, regarding working conditions at Joint Fire Control for West Sussex and Surrey.

West Sussex joined Surrey Fire Control at the newly-built, state-of-the-art control centre at Salfords on 4th December 2019. Staff from Surrey and West Sussex have been working together since that date to provide a more effective and efficient response to emergencies across both counties.

There have been no reports of any delay to response times to any emergency as a result of the new ways of working.

Agreed staffing levels have always been maintained. During the first few weeks, additional support was provided both during the day and at night to support Joint Fire Control staff with decision-making and to facilitate rest breaks.

There have been no reports of insufficient training made to the Joint Fire Control Management Team. In fact, the only feedback they have received is that too much training was provided to former Sussex Control Centre staff.

There have been no reports of any members of staff suffering from stress related illness as a result of excessive workloads.

Analysis of technical difficulties has shown that these have been “teething” issues that have been quickly resolved or worked around, to mitigate any effect on the Services.

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service has been working very hard to resolve all the issues raised by the Fire Brigades Union as part of the Trade Dispute. We strongly believed that we had finalised a proposal with the FBU on 23 December 2019
on all the points they had raised regarding Joint Fire Control. We are very disappointed that we have now received notice that this final proposal will not now be agreed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:24 am  

The Homebase building in Brentford has been denied listed status

The government has placed a five-year immunity from listing on the 1987 site, making redevelopment more likely.

There are plans for up to 500 homes and a Tesco at the site on Great West Road.

The neighbouring Gillette factory from 1937 is Grade II listed, but is currently vacant.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:06 am  

The Fire Brigades Union is issuing a critical warning over the Surrey and Sussex forces merging their control rooms

Members say they’re concerned staff can’t handle the current volume of 999 calls.

Surrey’s control room, which handles the emergency calls, has not increased its minimum level of staffing since taking on West Sussex.

More than 9,000 extra calls per annum will be handled by just four staff; that’s a 79% increase in incidents.

East Sussex fire authority has also voted to merge its control room with Surrey and West Sussex.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:07 am  

Some of Wandsworth’s most sought after schools are to be expanded as part of a £15 million grant from the council

The funding has been set aside to pay for extra classrooms at some of the borough’s primary, secondary and special schools.

St Cecilia’s CofE in Southfields and Brandlehow School in Putney are just two of the sites set to benefit.

The funding is paying for an extra 1,000 places across the borough in time for the 2020/21 academic year.

This includes an additional 825 places at secondary level and a further 150 sixth form places.

There is also a programme of annual capital investment worth around £2.1m.

This will pay for the replacement of fixed assets like heating systems, roofs, windows, fire alarms and other pieces of school infrastructure.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:24 am  

Officers have attended Church Road car park in Egham after reports of tagging also known as graffitiing.



They have released an image of the tags to see if anyone recognises them.

As this is criminal damage, they will be reviewing CCTV to try to identify the culprits.

If you have seen anything or know who’s done this, police are asking that you contact them on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am  

Sale look to keep their slim hopes of qualifying for the knockout stages of rugby union's Champions Cup alive tonight.

They travel to La Rochelle and a win would move them above Glasgow in Pool 2.

Elsewhere, there's a basement battle in Pool 3 as already eliminated Bath and Twickenham’s Harlequins meet.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 am  

Three men have been arrested after a number of tools, which police believe may have been stolen, were found in a car in Esher.



The items, which included lawnmowers, toolboxes and drills, were discovered in the boot of a car during a stop check.

The men were also found in possession of crowbars, balaclavas, gloves and an unspecified quantity of a herbal substance.

They’ve since been released under investigation.

If they belong to you please call 101 quoting 4519011753 with confirmation of model serial numbers.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 am  

A 20-year-old man has gone missing from Croydon.


Justin Spooner was last seen leaving Croydon University Hospital at 2.30pm.

His family are said to be extremely concerned for his welfare.

Anyone with information is being asked to contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:01 am  

Thursday, 9 January 2020

The Foreign Secretary and MP for Esher and Walton says intelligence does suggest a plane which crashed in Iran was taken out by a missile



Downing Street has confirmed 4 British nationals are among the 176 who died when the jet came down after take off in Tehran.

They include three people from Chiswick and Richmond.

Iran has called the claims 'psychological warfare'.

Officials there have urged all nations involved to send their own investigators to the country.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:09 pm  

Mitcham Junction station has been given a facelift

Walls, bollards, lamp posts and the cycle shelter have been repainted, and new benches are to be installed in the coming weeks.

It’s one of the first to be renovated using Govia Thameslink’s £15m Passenger Benefit Fund.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Kingston Hospital has renovated one of its wards to make it more dementia friendly

Among the improvements is using different paint colours to help them find their way, as they’re more likely to use pictures and colours rather than signs.

They also replaced the shiny hospital flooring with wood-style flooring, hiding away clinical equipment, and using dimmer lighting.

Olivia Frimpong, the hospital’s dementia lead, says the patients are up and about more, and she’s “thrilled” with the improvements.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:06 pm  

Croydon's A&E is one of the worst under-performers in London

Increasing numbers of patients have caused A-and-E units in England to post a record low performance.

Just 79.8% of people were seen within four hours last month: the target's 95%.

In London, fewer than half the patients attending the main A&E department at Croydon were treated within four hours.

We're awaiting a statement from Croydon.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

American officials reportedly believe a Ukrainian jet which crashed yesterday was shot down by an Iranian missile.

It's understood US satellites detected the launch of two missiles shortly before the plane came down.

Three British people from Chiswick and Richmond died in the crash.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:31 pm  

Iranian investigators say the crew of a Ukrainian plane that crashed after taking off in Tehran yesterday made no radio call for help.

They're blaming it on technical failure, adding the pilots were trying to return to the airport before the plane went down.

Three British people from Chiswick and Richmond died in the crash.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:21 pm  

Detectives are still hunting a man after a 71-year-old was attacked in Fulham last August.



The incident happened in the Fulham Road on the evening of the 14th.

The victim was leaving a Tesco store when he had a brief verbal exchange with another man who then followed him down the road.

The victim turned to face the man, who punched him in the face, leaving him with a broken cheekbone and eye socket, before fleeing.

Detective Constable Jack Emly, from the Central West Command Unit, said: "We urge anyone who recognises this man to contact us. The victim sustained serious facial injuries and is still suffering from the emotional effects of this assault to this day."

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 ref 6023275/19, or stay anonymous by contacting the charity Crimestoppers: 0800 555 111."
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Ikea's bought the old Kings Mall in Hammersmith for £170 million.

It plans to use it to launch its first small-format store in the UK.

The shop will stock 2,000 home furnishing accessories next spring.

The chain's only other small stores in Britain are a couple of planning studios and three order and collection points.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

A man whose remains were found in a house in Barnes has been formally identified as 53 year old William Algar, known to friends and family as Blaise.



Blaise, who lived at the address, was discovered during a search of the property on Nowell Road, on the 3rd of January.

Officers attended after concerns had been raised about the welfare of an occupant.

A post-mortem examination carried out at Kingston Mortuary gave the cause of death as a stab wound to the chest.

His family have been informed and are receiving support from specially trained officers.

Detective Inspector William White from the Specialist Crime Command is leading the investigation. He said:

“Blaise’s family are completely devastated by the loss of their son and brother and we continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding his murder.

“I am now turning to the public and anyone who knew Blaise to tell me what they may have seen in the time leading up to his death.

“I am specifically interested in hearing from anyone who had contact with him during November and December. Blaise was known to visit the local shops in the Castlenau area – did you notice him or speak to him?

“I am also keen to hear from any residents in and around Nowell Road who have yet to speak to us – in the months prior to Christmas did you notice people you did not recognise coming and going from Blaise’s house during the day and night?

“Any information you might have could assist us in establishing Blaise’s movements in the time leading up to his death.”

Blaise’s family said in a tribute: “We are utterly horrified to lose our son, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, friend in such tragic circumstances.

“William Algar, also known as Blaise, was an incredibly talented musician and a gentle man. He was a brilliant jazz trumpeter and his playing brought joy to so many people.

“He was also a very vulnerable man.

“We hope that someone, anyone, can provide vital information to ensure those responsible for his death are brought to justice as swiftly as possible.

“Please contact the police if you can help, even if it feels like a small piece of information it might prove crucial to the investigation.”

Anyone with information that could assist police with their enquiries is asked to contact the incident room on 020 8721 4054.

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

Retail sales fell last year for the first time on record.

The British Retail Consortium says there was a 0.1% decline in total takings in 2019, with the two months up to Christmas particularly slow.

Mothercare Kingston was one of the stores that closed its doors for the final time at lunchtime.

Debenhams Wimbledon shuts shop on the 19th.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:02 pm  

The Leader of Spelthorne Council says if it doesn’t consider building on Green Belt land, “a more damaging scenario” could follow.

Spelthorne’s housing plan could see some areas such as Charlton have their housing increase by 90%, all of it on Green Belt land.

The council plans to have 1,649 homes built on 19 green belt sites.

However, Councillor Ian Harvey says there’s a “mistaken impression” that if no Green Belt sites are included in the local plan, the inspector won’t look at those areas.

He says they’re required to review Green Belt boundaries and would be told to redraft their plan if they don’t.

While the number of houses required of them by the government reportedly won’t fit into urban areas, he says they’re trying to reduce their building target.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Mothercare Kingston has shut its doors for the last time.

The store in the Bentalls Centre was one of the last in the country still trading.

But by the end of the week, all 79 Mothercare stores will have closed, putting 2,500 people out of work.

In the year to the end of March, the company made a pre-tax loss of £87.3million.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:48 pm  

Rail passengers seem more satisfied with their journeys

Official figures show between July and September there were around 30 complaints per 100,000 journeys, a 9% drop on the previous year.

The worst operator was Caledonian Sleeper, followed by Virgin Trains West Coast, and London North Eastern Railway.

Govia Thameslink and South Western did well, with only 18 and 22 complaints per 100,000 respectively.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:09 am  

Hounslow is considering increasing its council tax by nearly 4%

The Labour-run council says the impact of a decade of austerity, and increasing demand on adult social care and children’s services, are behind it.

Councillor Shantanu Rajawat says they “will need to make tough decisions”.

It’ll be debated at the council meeting on the 25th of February.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:06 am  

Heathrow is to write to a number of councils over the following weeks detailing its new plans for expansion

Heathrow is to write to a number of councils over the following weeks detailing its new plans for expansion.

The airport is hoping to submit a planning application for a third runway by the end of the year.

But bosses say a spending cap has prolonged the construction period and key aspects of the plan need to be changed.

These include details surrounding public transport to and from the hub.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:16 am  

Kingston council have been given a £20,000 grant to use towards new outdoor gym equipment at Canbury Gardens.

Kingston council have been given a £20,000 grant to use towards new outdoor gym equipment at Canbury Gardens.

The council applied for the funding as part of a wider project to create a community fitness zone in the park.

It was granted by the London Marathon Charitable Trust who help projects aimed at getting more people active across London and Surrey.

The proposed outdoor fitness area will include a wide range of gym equipment and exercise frames for people of all ages and abilities.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:15 am  

Croydon is installing an extra 18 electric vehicle charging points.

Croydon is installing an extra 18 electric vehicle charging points.

They’re shaped like bollards and will be powered by lampposts across the borough.

Councillor Stuart King says “we are always looking for new suggestions” as they work towards making Croydon London’s greenest borough.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:14 am  

People in Croydon have under two weeks left to have their say on how the borough’s growth should be managed in the local plan

People in Croydon have under two weeks left to have their say on how the borough’s growth should be managed in the local plan.

It wants to hear from residents on three spatial strategies all of which are crucial to delivering homes, jobs, and community facilities.

People will be asked answer questions on 16 places in the borough to help them shape the area.

Based on government methodology up to 46,000 homes are needed between now and 2039.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:12 am  

107 arrests were made during the Christmas crackdown on drink and drug-driving in Surrey.

107 arrests were made during the Christmas crackdown on drink and drug-driving in Surrey.

The police operation focussed on the period between December the 18th and January the 1st.

71 of the arrests were on suspicion of drink-driving and 40 on suspicion of drug-driving while 4 were for both.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:23 am  

Wednesday, 8 January 2020

Most of the passengers on a plane which crashed in Iran this morning, killing all 176 people on board, were heading to Canada

The Boeing 737 was bound for Ukraine, and the Canadian prime minister says 138 people were then connecting to his country.

Three British nationals, including a man from Chiswick and another from Richmond, where also among those killed.

The jet came down after Iran launched ballistic missile attacks on Iraq, but it's claimed a mechanical issue was to blame.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:20 pm  

Sir Keir Starmer has reached the required number nominations by MPs for the Labour leadership

His 23 backers include Sarah Jones, who represents Croydon Central.

Second, but still some way behind, is Shadow Business Secretary Rebecca Long-Bailey, at just 8.

Many Labour MPs have yet to declare, but Mitcham and Morden’s Siobhan McDonagh has thrown her support behind Jess Phillips.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:20 pm  

A motorcyclist is in hospital following a collision in Raynes Park

Police were called to Grand Drive at the junction with Queen Mary Avenue just before 5.30 to reports of a collision also involving a car.

It’s believed the man’s injuries are not life-threatening.

No arrests have been made.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:20 pm  

UPDATE: A fire at a primary school in Wallington on Christmas Day is believed to have been an arson

It’s currently unknown who started the fire or what motive was behind it.

The fire damaged two reception classrooms with damage to adjacent rooms for years 1 and 2.

A temporary classroom for reception children has been set up, before they return later this month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:20 pm  

An animal hospital in Merton High Street is to close for refurbishment for six weeks

Blue Cross will temporarily close its doors on the 17th January, to install a new operating theatre and exotics kennel.

The team will be offering a limited number of routine appointments at a local pop-up clinic.

Complex procedures will be booked into the charity’s hospital on Hugh Street in Victoria.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:09 pm  

A second British victim of the Iran plane crash overnight has been named as Saeed Tahmasebi from Chiswick

Another local man was killed, 42 year old BP worker Sam Zokaei from Richmond who was on holiday.

The two flight data recorders have been recovered from the plane which crashed, killing all 176 people on board.

Local media's claiming it was caused by technical problems shortly after take-off.

Aref Geravand saw the crash:


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:34 pm  

A Heathrow bound BA flight has been forced to divert to avoid Iraqi and Iranian airspace

It came after Iran launched 22 missiles at Iraqi bases hosting American and British troops yesterday.

Flight BA134 finally departed from Mumbai in the early hours of this morning, beginning its usual route towards the UK.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:06 pm  

A trial date of June the 22nd has been set for a 17 year old charged with a murder in Barnes

The teenager appeared via videolink from Feltham Young Offenders’ at the Old Bailey this morning.

The remains of a person, believed to be a 53 year old man, were found at a house in Nowell Road last Friday.

Formal identification is yet to take place.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:06 pm  

A man from Richmond is among three British people killed in the Iran plane crash overnight

42 year old BP worker Sam Zokaei was on holiday.

The two flight data recorders have been recovered from the plane which crashed, killing all 176 people on board.

Local media's claiming it was caused by technical problems shortly after take-off.

But Igor Sosnovsky from Ukraine International Airlines has been defending the firm's safety record.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:13 pm  

Sussex have signed England cricketer Stuart Meaker from Surrey.

The fast bowler took 348 wickets in 167 matches during his time at The Oval.

Meaker's played two one-day internationals and two Twenty20s for the national team.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:02 pm  

Thieves have broken into a restaurant in Tadworth, but apparently left with nothing but two bottles of vodka


The Bridge Grill was broken into on the 29th of December between midnight and 3.30am, with the front window smashed.

If you have any information, contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:04 am  

A 59-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder in Weybridge, just after midnight this morning

The man in his 50s was pronounced dead at the scene at 1.40am.

It’s not believed anyone else was involved in the incident, and there’s no risk to the public.

Inquiries continue.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:19 am  

A 17 year old will appear at the Old Bailey today charged with a murder in Barnes

The remains of a person, believed to be a 53 year old man, were found at a house in Nowell Road last Friday.

Formal identification is yet to take place but police say the victim died from a stab wound to the chest.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:04 am  

People in Sutton and Merton are being urged to have their say on options for a new hospital

A meeting’s taking place today to discuss the three options; NHS England’s preferred choice is next to the Royal Marsden in Sutton.

The new facility would bring together six acute services including maternity.

£500 million will be invested into the project with health bosses saying it will also aim to improve the safety of patient care.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:12 am  

South Western Railway's admitted it could be stripped of its franchise after posting a loss of £137-million

In the company's accounts for December, directors say discussions are ongoing with the Department for Transport, which could see services transferred to a publicly owned operator.

The firm runs routes to and from London Waterloo and covers areas in Surrey, Hampshire and Dorset.

SWR bosses say they’ve suffered from timetable delays, strikes and infrastructure reliability.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:52 am  

A teenager spared jail after being found guilty of lying about a rape in Cyprus has arrived back in the UK

The 19- year-old touched down at Heathrow airport, and left via a private exit.

She says she was attacked by a group of Israeli tourists in Ayia Napa, but it’s alleged police then made her withdraw the rape claim.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:03 am  

Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi says the Blues can improve further this season and they’ve already shown they can compete with the top teams in the Premier League

The England international missed the end of the last campaign - and the start of the current one - with an Achilles injury.

Odoi, from Wandsworth, helped the team to the fourth round of the FA Cup at the weekend.

He says things can only get better.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:09 am  

Tuesday, 7 January 2020

Tooting MP Dr Rosena Allin-Khan is running for the Labour deputy leadership

The A&E Doctor says “lives aren’t valued equally across the world and a person’s worth is measured by their material value”.

She says this is what she heard when she went door-knocking after the disastrous election.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

The family of a man from Hounslow who was found dead eight months after he went missing are appealing for help to find his killers



Mohammed Shah Subhani, who disappeared on the 7th of May, was discovered in wooded area in Beaconsfield last month.

His family are urging the public to come forward if they saw a black BMW X5 in Hedgerley Lane in the days after his disappearance.

A £20,000 reward has also been offered for any other information that leads to the arrest and conviction of those involved.

Anyone with any information about Shah’s disappearance is asked to contact police on 101, or via Twitter @MetCC. Please quote Operation Rockton.

To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online.

Quirat, his elder sister, said: "What happened to Shah, no one deserves. The only thing we look forward to in our lives now is justice for him. For this reason, we beg you all to go back and try remember if there was anything suspicious you saw around Hedgerley Lane or Hounslow on or around the 7th of May last year. Was there something that you thought looked odd? Did you hear something? Did you find yourself questioning some activities taking place?

"We appeal to the public to please come forward and help justice to be served. Shah didn’t deserve this. No one deserves this. It is now up to you all to help us unveil the faces of the monsters who did this and get them behind bars forever."

Paying tribute to her brother, she recalled the moment that the family was forced to hear the devastating confirmation that the human remains found did belong to Shah.

"When this heartbreaking news was delivered, we felt as if someone had pulled the ground beneath us and we had been swallowed whole. We had waited in hope and prayed that one day, against all odds, Shah will walk through the door and all this would be over. Never did we think Shah would be discovered seven months later, just 15 miles away from home.

"It is beyond our imagination that something so horrific happened to our loving Shah. These monsters maliciously killed our brother mercilessly and disregarded his body in an isolated woodland. We couldn’t even have fathomed this in our worst nightmares. Not only was Shah robbed of life, but also robbed of a rightful burial.

"Shah was a loving and caring young man who had his whole life ahead of him. He always aspired to do well in life and made sure his friends and family around him felt loved. His four-month-old baby girl didn’t even get a chance to experience all the love her Dad had to give her, he was such an amazing son, brother and uncle, you can only imagine how much of an amazing Dad he would have been. Our hearts are broken, this pain will never go away."

Detective Chief Inspector Noel McHugh, from Specialist Crime, who is leading the investigation, said: “When I met with Shah’s family and broke this awful news to them, it was something that I hoped I would never have to do. It is incredibly brave of them to decide to speak publicly today, just a few days after what would have been Shah's birthday.

"I believe that Shah’s discovery is something that his killer(s) were confident would never happen. However, whilst this was the worst possible news for his loved ones, I believe it presents potential opportunities for our ongoing investigation.

“I think that this area is only familiar to a small group of people. It is fairly isolated and you would probably have to know it existed, as opposed to it being stumbled across. It is not visible to a passing motorist. As I mentioned previously, the wooded area had evidence of spent shotgun cartridges, these are not connected to Shah’s death, but I am keen to speak to people who use this area for such recreational activities, particularly if they were here in early May last year."
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Police are hunting a man following an attempted robbery in Weybridge on Sunday morning

A 16-year-old boy was approached by a man in The Quadrant, the car park area behind Heath Road.

The man asked the victim for his property and subsequently ran off empty-handed following a struggle.

The man police are searching for is described as white, around 20 years old with dark hair.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:16 pm  

A deer caused chaos for Southern commuters this morning

The animal found its way onto the tracks at Earlswood.

The line between Gatwick and Purley was disrupted for several hours.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:16 pm  

A rail union is demanding an urgent public sector takeover of South Western Railway

The RMT Union says accounts filed today show the current private operator is on course to “go bust.”

Deloitte, the company’s own auditors, has already said that SWR faces “material uncertainty” over whether it can continue operating.

RMT General Secretary Mick Cash has issued a statement, which reads.

“Rather than allowing South Western Railway to collapse into chaos, the RMT is demanding that the existing operator is stripped of the franchise with the public sector taking over as soon as possible. The alternative is Britain's biggest rail franchise crashing into the buffers with dire consequences for passengers and staff alike.

“This comes the day after the new Managing Director of SWR, Mark Hopwood, openly threatened to sack hundreds of RMT guards and hire in a new army of staff who will bend to his demands on compromising safety.

"Instead of threatening our members the SWR company should be packing their things, clearing their desks and making way for a public operator putting safety and services first.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:16 pm  

Ex-pat from Kingston reports on the bushfires ravaging Australia

Wildfires have been burning across the country for weeks.

Jo emigrated to Sidney from Kingston four years ago.

She spent Christmas in Jervis Bay national Park.



posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

The man who led the investigation into serial killer Levi Bellfield doesn’t think he’s responsible for the Russell murders in 1996.

Bellfield has renewed speculation he was involved in the deaths in Kent after writing to a pen-pal in letters seen by the Sunday Mirror.

He’s already serving life sentences for murders including those of Milly Dowler in Walton in 2002 and Marsha McDonnell in Hampton.

Colin Sutton tells us why he has always thought Bellfield wasn’t responsible for the deaths of mother and daughter Lin and Megan.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:49 pm  

A judge has told a British teenager he was giving her a 'second chance', after she was convicted of lying about being gang-raped in Cyprus.

He’s handed the 19-year-old a suspended prison sentence.

She claims police pressured her to withdraw her allegations; she’s flying home today.

Foreign secretary and MP for Esher and Walton, Dominic Raab, says that's where she should be.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

The whole of Wandsworth and part of Wimbledon is under stop and search.

A Section 60 has been authorised until 11 o’clock tonight.

The order can only be authorised by the most senior officer and means anyone can be stopped and searched without the need for “reasonable grounds.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:57 pm  

It's emerged Chelsea paid over £26-million in compensation after sacking former manager Antonio Conte.

The money went to the Italian and his staff, as well as covering legal costs, following his dismissal in 2018.

Conte led Chelsea to a Premier League and FA Cup double in 2017.

The club's accounts for 2018-19 show they made a loss of £96.6 million pounds.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Tooting's MP has put her hat in the ring for deputy leader of the Labour party

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

It looks like the sale of Wimbledon police station has been paused.

The news has been tweeted by Liberal Democrat London Assembly Member Caroline Pidgeon.

She says she was told the news by London Mayor Sadiq Khan at a budget meeting.

The Mayor has planned to close a number of stations in a bid to save £400 million by 2021.

It looks like all remaining sales have been out on hold.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:43 pm  

Police are investigating reports two men armed with knives tried to enter a property in Ashford on New Year’s Eve.

Officers were called to a house Orchard Way just before 9pm.

The men in question left the scene without any valuables in an Audi, believed to be a A6 or A7.

Police want any witnesses to come forward.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:36 pm  

Heathrow has firmed up its plans for expansion.

Bosses say a planning application for a third runway will be submitted towards the end of the year.

Another eight-week public consultation on the proposals is due to be launched in April.

If the Government approves the application, the third runway is expected to open in eight or nine years time.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

Two men wanted on suspicion of theft have been arrested in Thornton Heath.

Police cordoned off London Road just after 10.30 this morning.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

MP for Esher and Walton travels to Brussels in his role as Foreign Secretary for talks on Iran

Dominic Raab is travelling to Brussels today for talks with his European counterparts on the situation in the Middle East following the death of Soleimani and on the escalating conflict in Libya.

The Foreign Secretary will have a bilateral with the French foreign minister, Le Drian, before they join their German and Italian counterparts and EU High Representative for talks on Libya.

The E3 will then meet to discuss the tensions between the US and Iran with all three pushing for de-escalation.

The talks will also cover the nuclear deal following Iran’s latest announcement on Sunday that it is withdrawing from further commitments in the deal.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:32 am  

Sooty rain is falling in fire-ravaged parts of Australia, from Sydney to Melbourne

But officials are warning temperatures will rise again by Thursday.

More than 20 people have died and thousands of animals have perished in the fires.

Jo emigrated to Sydney from Kingston four years ago, and she explains the situation there now

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:59 am  

Some 90,000 unwanted Christmas trees are expected to be picked up from homes across Wandsworth over the next few days

The council has started its annual free collection to stop them being left on streets and in roads.

The trees will be shredded and turned into compost.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:21 am  

Tooting’s MP is going to run for deputy leadership of the Labour Party

Rosena Allin-Khan has been travelling to constituencies where Labour lost seats at last month’s election.

She says she wants to understand why people turned away from the party.

The practicing A&E doctor says she’ll treat voters like patients; listening to their symptoms and investigating the root causes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:56 am  

FA Cup holders Manchester City will host Fulham in the fourth round

2018 winners Chelsea travel to Hull.

Inform Brentford host Premier League side Leicester at Griffin Park while Queens Park Ranger take on Sheffield Wednesday at Loftus Road.

Arsenal will go to Bournemouth after beating Leeds last night.

The lowest ranked side definitely through, Northampton, are at home to Derby.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:28 am  

Repairs are still taking place at a school in Wallington damaged by fire on Christmas day

The blaze at Bandon Hill Primary destroyed a number of classrooms.

Pupils won’t be able to return to school until at least January the 20th.

Sutton council says it’s working to try and ensure the school is “fully operational as quickly as possible”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:11 am  

Brentford are on track to move into their new stadium in time for the start of next season

The Bees have played at Griffin Park since 1904.

The 17-tthousand seater Brentford Community Stadium is located in Lionel Road, adjacent to Kew Bridge train station.

Club chief executive Jon Varney says despite the sentimental attachment to Griffin Park they have to look to the future.



The new stadium will also be the home of rugby union club London Irish.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:33 am  

Monday, 6 January 2020

A man has been found guilty of murdering an 18-year-old in Tooting



A court heard how Cheyon Evans died in Deeside Road in June after being stabbed in the chest.

Fernando Pope was identified on CCTV and later arrested and charged.

Detectives say the motive for the attack has never been established.

The 21-year-old is set to be sentenced at the Old Bailey on the 7th of February.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

A derelict office in Feltham has been completely destroyed by fire

The blaze broke out at the property in Silver Jubilee Way just before 7.30 last night.

There were no reports of any injuries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

The Met Police have closed their investigation into alleged racist abuse against Chelsea's Antonio Rudiger after finding no evidence

The defender reported hearing it during their Premier League game at Tottenham on the 22nd of December.

Spurs say extensive reviews of CCTV, television footage and working with professional lip readers provided no proof of racist abuse.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Tens of thousands of Iranians have been on the streets of Tehran to remember the top general killed in a US airstrike in Iraq

Iran says the nuclear deal designed to limit its ability to develop nuclear weapons is now "dead."

The Prime Minister has described that as "extremely concerning."

Foreign secretary and MP for Esher and Walton, Dominic Raab, says the government is already taking action and is closely monitoring the situation:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

A man has died in a house fire in Chiswick this morning

Part of a maisonette in a four-storey block was damaged by the blaze in Wood Street.

The Brigade took 22 calls to the fire.

The cause is under investigation.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

A 50p coin featuring an image of the Pagoda at Kew Gardens has been valued at over £100.

The line was minted in 2009 to mark 250 years since the opening of the Royal Botanical Gardens.

Only 210,000 were made, making it the scarcest coin ever circulated.

Next most valuable, is a coin featuring a football for the 2012 Olympics, valued at £11.20.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

A couple have been forced off a flight after engaging in an “amorous” display before take-off.

It was claimed the pair had consumed “five or six drinks” in the lounge when their flight from Heathrow to Marseille was delayed for two hours.

However, it was unclear if they had actually touched each other, and only charged with entering an aircraft when drunk.

The man was given a £2000 fine, and the woman given 60 hours unpaid community work.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:41 pm  

A girl's pleaded guilty to stealing an iPhone from Katherine Jenkins.

It happened in Chelsea just before Christmas.

The opera singer was there for a charity carol concert.

The teenager also pleaded guilty to assault by beating of an emergency worker.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

A person found dead at a house in Barnes on Friday died from a stab wound to the chest.

Police were called to Nowell Road where they found the remains of who they believe to be a 53 year old man.

Formal identification is yet to take place.

A 17 year old boy was charged with murder this morning.

He's been remanded to appear at the Old Bailey on Wednesday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

A teenager has been charged with murder following the discovery of human remains at an address in Barnes.

The 17-year-old boy from Chelsea was charged with murder earlier today.

The remains were discovered during a search of the property on Friday, the 3rd of January.

Officers attended the address after concerns had been raised about the welfare of an occupant.

A post-mortem examination carried out at Kingston mortuary gave the cause of death as a stab wound to the chest.

Formal identification is yet to take place, however, officers believe the victim is a 53-year-old man.

His family have been informed and are receiving support from specially trained officers.

Anyone with information that could assist police with their enquiries is asked to contact the incident room on 020 8721 4054.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

Trains have resumed between Epsom and Ewell West after three weeks of disruption following a landslip - but disruption expected tonight

A replacement bus ran between the stations after the track was damaged on December the 14th.

Final engineering works took place over the weekend ahead of this morning’s rush hour.

But commuters are being warned of a reduction in the number of trains during this evening’s rush hour due to “temporary track arrangement.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:19 pm  

A man has been jailed for over 7 years for killing a man with a single punch to the back of the head.

24 year old Jamie Smith, from Elmbridge, was attacked in Guildford in the early hours of October the 12th.

He passed away after several days in St George’s Hospital intensive care unit.

23 year old Barney Thomas Christopher Coyle pleaded guilty to manslaughter and was handed seven and a half years behind bars.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

Trains have resumed between Epsom and Ewell West, after three weeks of disruption.

A replacement bus ran between the stations after a landslip damaged the track on December the 14th.

Engineering works took place over the weekend to replace the track, and trains were confirmed as safe to run this morning.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:30 pm  

A male teenager has died at Banstead station.

The incident, which is not being treated as suspicious, happened just before 5 o’clock yesterday afternoon.

No further details have been released.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:26 pm  

A 17-year-old has been charged with murder, after a body was found at an address in Barnes

The remains were discovered during a search last Friday.

It’s believed the 53-year-old man died after being stabbed in the chest.

The teen will appear before Wimbledon Magistrates Court today.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:55 am  

Two teenagers are in hospital after a collision in Croydon

A bus and moped collided early this morning.

Their condition is unknown at this stage.

There have been no arrests.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:02 am  

Crystal Palace are this morning reflecting on a disappointing exit from the FA Cup

They lost 1-nil to Championship side derby at Selhurst Park.

The Eagles had Luka Milivojevic sent off and for the first time in English football history, referee Michael Oliver used the pitch-side monitor to review the incident and upgrade the punishment from yellow to red.

A decision manager Roy Hodgson felt was the wrong one.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:21 am  

Surrey Cricket Club says it want to put cricket nets on the roof of a stand at the Kia Oval

The latest phase of the ground’s redevelopment is expected to be complete in time for the 2021 season.

It involves the remodelling of the Lock-Laker Stand as well as a new corporate and hospitality venue called One Oval Square.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:02 am  

Sunday, 5 January 2020

Rail lines between Epsom and Ewell West are to be tested tonight to make sure they are safe for trains to start running tomorrow morning.


The lines were closed after a landslide on Saturday, the 14th December, following heavy rainfall.

The embankment failed after being saturated. Around 2,000 tonnes of material had to be removed in order to clear the track.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:29 pm  

Richmond rugby kicked-off the new decade with a 19-8 win over old rivals Blackheath in front of a crowd of 1,451 at the Athletic Ground.

They secured their 13th win of the season and maintain the pressure on league leaders Rosslyn Park and Rams.

In a stop-start first half, Richmond took the lead in the fifth minute with fly-half Tom Hodgson kicking an early penalty.

Richmond Director of Rugby Steve Hill said it was a strong performance from the whole squad, where they posed problems in attack, and their line defence was “excellent”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:28 pm  

The Foreign Secretary, Dominic Raab has urged Iran to “take a diplomatic route” to reduce tensions with the US

The MP for Esher and Walton understood why the US killed Qasem Soleimani in a drone strike and believed they had a right to exercise self-defence.

Mr Raab now hopes to avoid “a major war” as British soldiers are needed in Iraq to help tackle the threat from Islamic State.

Iraq’s parliament have since voted to expel US troops.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:04 pm  

Lampard pleased but not wholly satisfied with Chelsea performance

Chelsea have eased into the fourth round of the FA Cup.

They scored both goals in the first half of their 2-nil victory at home to Championship side Nottingham Forest.

Manager Frank Lampard was pleased with what he saw - but not wholly satisfied.

In other FA cup matches Crystal Palace lost 1-0 to Derby at home and QPR won 5-1 against Swansea City.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Wins for QPR & Chelsea in the FA cup

The FA cup third round matches kicked off earlier this afternoon.

The final scores at full time were as follows:

Crystal Palace 0 Derby 1

QPR 5 Swansea City 1

Chelsea 2 Nottingham Forest 0

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:19 pm  

Victory for Chelsea Women

Chelsea Women have won their Super League match against Reading at Kingsmeadow this afternoon.

Australian team captain Sam Kerr is made her debut on the Chelsea side.

Reading scored fifteen minutes into the game, a few minutes after that their goalkeeper Moloney was sent off for a foul. Beth England then equalised shortly before half-time.

After half-time Chelsea scored two more goals ending with a 3-1 victory over the Reading Women’s team.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:21 pm  

A great afternoon of FA cup matches ahead

A great afternoon of football to look forward to with the FA cup third round matches.

Crystal Palace are playing Derby, QPR meet Swansea City and Chelsea will be playing Nottingham Forest.

Those all kick off now at 2pm. Stay tuned to Jackie for all the latest scores.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Chelsea Women V Reading Women at Kingsmeadow

The Chelsea Women have kicked off their Super League match against Reading this afternoon at Kingsmeadow.

Australian team captain Sam Kerr is making her debut on the Chelsea side.

Reading scored fifteen minutes into the game, a few minutes after that their goalkeeper Moloney was sent off for a foul. Beth England then equalised shortly

before half-time. The score was 1-1 at half-time.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:24 pm  

People in Wandsworth can have their old Christmas trees taken for recycling for free

A van will collect them over the next fortnight, and take them to be shredded and turned into compost.

The council expects to pick up between 90,000 and 100,000 unwanted trees.

If you want to take advantage of it, and you live in Wandsworth, place your tree next to your bins on the appointed day, but not in the street or road.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:04 am  

Rail lines between Epsom and Ewell West are to be tested tonight to make sure they are safe for trains to start running tomorrow morning

The lines were closed after a landslide on Saturday, the 14th December, following heavy rainfall.

The embankment failed after being saturated. Around 2,000 tonnes of material had to be removed in order to clear the track.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:09 am  

Egham professor calls for better protection of our private images.

The laws to protect people who’ve had their private intimate images leaked is being called “not fit for purpose”.

Dr Aislinn O’Connell from Royal Holloway University in Egham says the copyright law needs to be expanded to include private naked pictures.

She says the available solutions are a “confusing patchwork”, and this would allow victims to demand removal from the internet easily.

The recommendations are being taken to the Law Commission, where a review is soon to be launched into such matters.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:02 am  

Learn how to use your digital device at Richmond library.

If you have recently purchased or received a digital device that you are unsure how to use, then Richmond Library can help
.
Last year the team helped over 850 people get to grips with their digital gadgets and this year they want to help even more people.

You can bring your new device along to one of several drop-in sessions.

They will cover the basics about applications, social media, use of the internet, online shopping and emailing friends and family.

Regular sessions are held at the Information and Reference Library in Richmond; no booking is required, just turn up on the day.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:59 am  

Police are concerned for the welfare of a missing Croydon man.


30 year old Craig Haxton was last seen around 7 o’clock last evening near Croydon University Hospital.

If he is seen, police ask that you do not approach him but call them on 101, ref CAD 4295/04JAN.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:48 am  

Debenhams closures hit Southwest London.

Debenhams has announced that it’s closing 19 stores within the next two weeks.

Among these are stores in Walton on Thames and Wandsworth which will close on the 11th January and another in Wimbledon who’s last day will be the 19th January.

The store in Staines has been given a reprieve along with 27 other shops across the country. Debenhams said there will be no more closures after this round until next year.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:43 am  

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