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Saturday, 25 January 2020

Plans to make many local services in Wandsworth carbon-neutral by 2030 have taken a step forward


Plans to make many local services in Wandsworth carbon-neutral by 2030 have taken a step forward.

The target has been approved by the borough’s finance t4am and will now go before the council’s executive group to be signed off,.

The document details a number of ways in which the council plans to contribute to tackling climate change.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:49 pm  

Two stolen bikes have been recovered in Sutton.

On the 4th of January, two men were seen on CCTV stealing them from the town centre.

They’re currently at Sutton Police station, and you can find a picture of them on our Jackie News Twitter feed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:26 pm  

A French Michelin-starred chef says he's been refused permission to stay permanently in the UK, despite having been here 23 years.

Claude Bosi, who runs the Bibendum restaurant in Chelsea, claims his application for after Brexit has been denied.

EU citizens have to apply to continue living in the UK after the 30th of June next year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Labour has reportedly experienced a surge in membership since the general election.

Newsnight reports that Hammersmith’s numbers have risen by just under a third, with a similar rise in Richmond.

That’s 413 and 350 new signups respectively.

Members can vote in the leadership election from the 21st of February.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:12 pm  

Police have traced a lorry driver connected to the death of a man in Wimbledon Park.

A middle-aged man’s body was found in Durnsford Road on Tuesday morning.

Detectives are continuing to appeal for information, even though the circumstances aren’t believed to be suspicious.

A post-mortem is scheduled for Monday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:14 pm  

Detectives investigating the murder of a man from Heston have finished their search of a woodland in Buckinghamshire

They’ve taken over 200 bags of soil to sift through and recover evidence.

Mohammed Shah Subhani’s remains were found in the wood in Mid-December.

A reward of £20,000 for information remains on offer.

Detectives have so far made nine arrests in connection to the investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:04 am  

A man has been taken to hospital after being assaulted in Tolworth

A 19-year-old was found with a cut on his back.

There have been no arrests, but pedestrian access through Tolworth Roundabout was closed off earlier.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:36 am  

Half a million pounds of suspected bootleg tobacco has been discovered at a Shisha Bar in Balham

More than 104 kilos of tobacco have been seized by Wandsworth Council officers from the Amnesia Lounge in Balham High Road.

HM Revenue and Customs is investigating whether or not it was lawfully imported or smuggled into the country.

The raid was organised after the council suspected tobacco was being smoked within enclosed spaces, contrary to the Health Act of 2006.

Other health breaches centred on the bar’s use of charcoal burners.

They were producing carbon monoxide gases nearly six times higher than levels considered safe.

These burners are used to produce the glowing embers used in shisha pipes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:09 am  

Walkers on Tooting Common can now delve deeper into its heritage thanks to a new augmented reality app.

Gamar allows visitors to wander across the common whilst accessing photos, heritage stories and games on their smart phones.

In 2015, Wandsworth Council was awarded just under £1.4m by The National Lottery Heritage Fund.

The aim was to restore, conserve and enhance the cultural and natural heritage of Tooting Common.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:10 am  

Two men from Mitcham and Brixton are found guilty of multiple armed robberies.

The defendants carried out the attacks on convenience stores where they used an imitation firearm.

20-year-old Kristopher James-Merrill, from Brixton and 25-year-old Marlon Wright, of Mitcham, were found guilty by a jury following an eight-day trial.

They will be sentenced at a later date.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:37 am  

A new project in Croydon will see if the air quality around London Road can be improved.

The £695,000 project will attempt to transform the street between West Croydon station and Thornton Heath Pond.

An emissions-free delivery service will be set up for local businesses where deliveries will be made to a nearby depot and transferred to a zero-emissions vehicle to carry the items to the business.

Trees, hedges and lichen will also be planted to trap pollutants.

The funding will support the project over three years during which regular monitoring of the air quality will take place to see what difference the scheme is making to air pollution.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:35 am  

A distraction thief who stole jewellery from an elderly woman in Purley has been jailed for five years.

Patrick Doyle of no fixed abode tricked his way into the woman’s property by pretending to be a plumber looking for a leak.

While he kept the woman occupied, his accomplice went into the bedroom and stole items of jewellery.

In July 2019, Doyle was traced to an address in Acton where he was arrested and subsequently charged.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:54 am  

Friday, 24 January 2020

Work is underway in Richmond to repair a burst water main that leaked into the gas network.

Up to a thousand homes and businesses are said to be affected after the leak which happened yesterday.

The joint effort between Thames Water and Cadent are seeing engineers working to resolve the issue as soon as possible. Although they are unable at present to give a timescale on how long the work will take.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:09 pm  

Appeals are continuing for a missing 15-year-old boy who was last seen in Sutton 10 days ago.



Kunaka Chinganga was last seen in the McDonalds on the High Street at 10.30am last Tuesday.

Marie Spear from the Missing Person’s Unit says his disappearance is “very out of characters”.

You can find a photo of Kunaka on our Jackie News Twitter feed.

Anyone who’s seen him or has information is asked to contact police on 999.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:50 pm  

People in Walton are being urged to check their jewellery collections after a number of pieces were recovered by police.







Officers are linking the haul, which contains watches, to a burglary on the 6th of December.

It’s believed these items may have been stolen, potentially from other properties.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:43 pm  

Rogue builders have allegedly tried to enter a house in Chessington.



Police have released this photo of a white van they believe is involved.

If you are able to assist then please get in touch on 101.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:10 pm  

Have your say on new political map of Merton

The Local Government Boundary Commission is asking people across Merton to comment on its draft recommendations for new council ward boundaries.

You can view the details by clicking here.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

Teenager missing from Mitcham could be in New Malden


17 year old Channelle Swanson has been missing since Monday.

If you see her, call police on 101 quoting ref: 20MIS002854.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:18 pm  

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard's confirmed Tammy Abraham shouldn't be out long-term.

He's revealed the striker's ankle injury picked up in Tuesday's 2-2 draw with Arsenal in the Premier League isn't a fracture.

But Lampard says it does highlight the need to bring in another forward this month.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

Facial recognition cameras are to be introduced by London's Metropolitan Police.

The force says the technology will be used to tackle serious and violent crime, and to help find missing people.

Trials have already taken place in locations such as the Westfield shopping centre near the Olympic Park.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

Twickenham Police Station is closing today for up to nine months for refurbishment.

During this time, the front counter at Teddington will be open 24/7 instead.

The works include a reworking of floor space, and work to reduce running costs.

The counter will be open 24/7 again once the renovations are completed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:35 pm  

A photo of a suspect has been released following the sexual assault of a teenage girl in Thornton Heath



The 13-year-old was attacked in the morning on the 21st of November.

The man is described as black, 5ft 6, with hair in cornrows.

The child is being supported by specially trained officers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

The incredible rise of 15-year-old tennis player Coco Gauff continues at the Australian Open

After beating Venus Williams in the first round, she's now knocked out defending champion Naomi Osaka.

Speaking on court after her victory, Gauff revealed her teachers have given her extra time to submit her homework.

She reached the fourth round of Wimbledon after receiving a wild card.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:06 am  

Putney animal hospital has launched an appeal for tiny socks to help poorly cats



Baby socks can help keep cats warm during recovery from anaesthetic.

The RSPCA hospital is in Clarendon Drive, close to Putney station.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:04 am  

A soldier in the Queen's ceremonial regiment has been found guilty of carrying out armed robberies across London

Kristopher James-Merrill and fellow Grenadier Guard Dillon Sharpe robbed several stores with a friend Marlon Wright from Mitcham.

The trial of James-Merrill and Wright was at Kingston Crown Court. Sharpe did not stand trial having previously admitted his guilt.

They had raided seven convenience stores during the summer of 2018 making threats with an imitation handgun.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:07 am  

Next month marks 6 years since the death of a schoolboy in Chertsey

Campaigners will gather in Westminster on the 12th of February.

7 year old Zane Gbangbola died after his home was flooded when the Thames burst its banks during heavy rainfall in 2014.

A coroner ruled carbon monoxide from a petrol pump used by his parents to remove floodwater was to blame for his death.

Zane's parents insist he was killed by cyanide gas from a flooded landfill site and are calling for an independent inquiry.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:08 am  

People in Rosehill are being encouraged to attend a number of events aimed at regenerating the area.

People in Rosehill are being encouraged to attend a number of events aimed at regenerating the area.

Sutton is planning to focus projects in Rosehill over the next two years.

It’s asking for residents’ views on what they’d like to see.

For details of the events, go to Sutton Council’s website.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:11 am  

Kingston Hospital’s homebirth team has won an award.

Kingston Hospital’s homebirth team has won an award.

It’s been named Team of the Year at the London Festival Maternity and Midwifery Conference.

Mums, especially those who have given birth before, are encouraged by Kingston to consider having their next child at home.

Kingston Hospital's home birth lead, Frances Rivers, talks about the pros of a home birth.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:52 am  

Only 11,000 of Croydon’s 33,000 EU citizens have applied for “settled status” after Brexit.

Only 11,000 of Croydon’s 33,000 EU citizens have applied for “settled status” after Brexit.

Britain is set to formally leave the European Union on the 31st.

The official deadline for applications is June the 30th next year, but Croydon wants them before the transition period ends in December.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:21 am  

X-ray scanners are going to be installed in 16 more jails across England and Wales including Wandsworth prison.

X-ray scanners are going to be installed in 16 more jails across England and Wales including Wandsworth prison.

The technology can produce instant images from inside the body - and are designed to reveal things that are banned - like drugs, phones and weapons.

Prisons which house those with the "greatest risk of smuggling" are being prioritised.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:13 am  

Chelsea winger Victor Moses has joined Inter Milan on-loan, with an option to make the move permanent.

Chelsea winger Victor Moses has joined Inter Milan on-loan, with an option to make the move permanent.

Moses honed his footballing skills at Whitgift School in Croydon, coached by former Arsenal and Chelsea star Colin Pates.

He links up again with former Stamford Bridge boss Antonio Conte - who's now in charge of the Italian club.

Moses won the Premier League in 2017 and the FA Cup in 2018 under Conte.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 am  

Staff at South Western Railway have voted to hold more strikes as part of a dispute over the future of guards for the sixth time

Staff at South Western Railway have voted to hold more strikes as part of a dispute over the future of guards for the sixth time.

The walkouts were supported by more than four-fifths of staff who chose to vote, on a turnout of 59%.

SWR, which is introducing new trains that allow drivers to operate the doors instead of guards, said it was disappointed with the result.

The most recent strike, which lasted for 27 days in December disrupted 600,000 passenger journeys each day.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:29 am  

A man from Morden who targeted 21 young girls online has been jailed for 6 years.



A man from Morden who targeted 21 young girls online has been jailed for 6 years.

47 year old Valmiki Rampersad created 78 bogus profiles depicting himself as a teenage boy.

He then engaged his victims, aged between 13 and 15, in highly explicit sexting, fantasy role playing and live web cam chats.

He’s also been placed on the sex offenders’ register for life.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:36 am  

An IT specialist from Weybridge who accessed the computer system of a company he had been dismissed from has been jailed.



An IT specialist from Weybridge who accessed the computer system of a company he had been dismissed from has been jailed.

45 year old Vladimir Yanpolsky caused the London based company’s system to fail when he accessed it remotely in March 2017.

His contract had been terminated three months before.

He has been jailed for three and a half years for his actions.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 am  

A soldier in the Queen's ceremonial regiment has been found guilty of carrying out armed robberies across London.

Kristopher James-Merrill and fellow Grenadier Guard Dillon Sharpe robbed several stores with a friend Marlon Wright from Mitcham.

The trial of James-Merrill and Wright was at Kingston Crown Court. Sharpe did not stand trial having previously admitted his guilt.

They had raided seven convenience stores during the summer of 2018 making threats with an imitation handgun.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 am  

Thursday, 23 January 2020

A fundraising event in Teddington has raised more than £3,000 for sport related causes in Richmond.

Sir Clive Woodward and England rugby referee Wayne Barnes took part in a Q&A at the Wharf restaurant on Tuesday night.

Sir Clive answered questions around England’s loss to South Africa in the World Cup final last year.

It was organized by SporTedd, which aims to helps to make sport more accessible by helping with funding.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Five people in Scotland and one in Belfast are being tested for the potentially deadly coronavirus.

The health secretary insists the NHS is ready to respond. 18 people have died from the illness in China,.

Craig Dillion arrived into Heathrow after taking a flight from Australia, via China.

He was put into quarantine after showing flu like symptoms.



posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Tooting’s MP Rosena Allin-Khan has spent the day in Birmingham as part of her whistle-stop UK tour.

The A&E doctor is campaigning to become the next deputy leader of the Labour party.

She has been talking to voters and activists up and down the country about the party’s manifesto.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

A man from Teddington is to be sentenced for stabbing his cousin to death.


38-year-old Jerome Bailey was found guilty of murder following a trial lasting just over two weeks.

He attacked 40-year old Tesfa Campbell as he made his way to or from his gym in Battersea last July.

CCTV showed the pair walking down Burns Road just a few minutes before the stabbing took place.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

Two passengers have been arrested at Heathrow after a “heated argument” and “brawl” with crew members.

They allegedly tried to sit in seats immediately behind the wall which separates first class, without paying extra.

Pakistan International Airlines says they “occupied the seats forcefully”.

They were reportedly warned, but refused to calm down.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:12 pm  

Two men pleaded guilty to felling over 40 Oak trees illegally in Leatherhead.



All of the trees in woodland alongside Oaklawn Road were protected under a designated Tree Preservation Order.

Andrew Egby has been £3,000 and ordered him to pay Mole Valley District Council’s court costs £2,000.



The contractor involved in felling the trees, Charles Green, was given a conditional discharge and ordered to pay £500 costs.

The pair were caught felling the trees last May leading the council to launch an investigation.

MVDC has issued a Tree Replacement Notice which requires forty new mature trees to be planted at the site in the next 12 months by the landowner, Mr Egby.

Councillor Margaret Cooksey, Cabinet Member for Planning, said: “Land owners, developers and contractors alike have a duty to conserve protected trees and comply with the tree protection regulations by seeking advice from us and take necessary precautions. We treat the unauthorised destruction of protected trees very seriously. The removal of mature trees can cause significant harm to the character of the district and we will always seek to take legal action where appropriate.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Monday marks the annual Holocaust Memorial Day

It's 75 years since the Nazi run concentration camp Auschwitz was liberated.

Jackie's Simone Halfin has been to Kingston Synagogue to speak to Annick Lever.

Her family was arrested when she was just two months old.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:26 pm  

The family of a man who was murdered in Weybridge earlier this month has described him as “an absolute gentleman who loved his kids very much”.



52 year old Glen Hopgood died at an address in Old Palace Road around 1.40am on January the 8th.

Paying tribute to his father this week, his son Glenny said:

“Dad was one of the funniest people you would meet. He loved his jokes and his one liners. He wore his heart on his sleeve and was always laughing with a smile on his face. He loved his family and his dog Archie was his best mate. He was also a huge Chelsea FC fan, it football was really important to him.

“Dad really enjoyed his films and music. He always took the time to speak to people and always said hello to everyone. He was very generous would share his last pound. He was a true one of a kind.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:49 pm  

Kingston's MP calls for more work to be done over Brexit

The prime minister's Brexit deal has cleared all stages in Parliament.

Boris Johnson's Brexit withdrawal deal has been given royal assent today and will become law in the coming days.

The controversial agreement finally passed through Parliament last night, three and a half years after the vote to leave the EU.

The Queen will sign it into law.

But MP for Kingston and Surbiton and acting leader of the Liberal Democrats, Ed Davey, says the government still has work to do.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Workers on South Western Railway have voted to continue taking strike action in the long-running dispute over guards on trains.

It's the sixth time members of the RMT Union have been balloted.

Yesterday the Department for Transport said the company's franchise was "unsustainable."
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:26 pm  

Boston Manor Park in Brentford has secured National Lottery funding of more than £3 million.

The money will be used on the Reconnecting Boston Manor Park project.

This will include the building of a new learning space and modernised, community café hub.

Landscaping, river bank improvements, a new nature trail path and tree planting will also take place.

Boston Manor Park is home to Boston Manor House, a Grade 1 listed, Jacobean manor house built in 1622.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:59 pm  

Heathrow screening for Coronavirus may not be "effective,"

The health secretary says the NHS is "ready to respond appropriately" if any cases of coronavirus emerge in the UK.

At least 17 people are known to have died in China and hundreds of people there have contracted the illness.

Air passengers arriving into Heathrow from the city of Wuhan are due to get checked over.

But professor of global bio-security Raina Macintyre says there's no guarantee that'll be effective.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:47 pm  

A new Holocaust memorial has been installed at the home of Chelsea Football Club.



The 12 metre tall mural at Stamford Bridge has been painted by Anglo-Israeli street artist Solomon Souza.

It depicts three men with different stories, all of whom were interned by the Nazis at Auschwitz.

The mural has been created ahead of Holocaust Memorial Day, next Monday, as part of Chelsea “Say No To Antisemitism” campaign.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

People travelling to Spain are being warned about a major storm which is battering the east coast of the country.

Gloria has swept two miles inland, killing 5 people.

It has also devastated rice paddies in the Ebro river delta south of Barcelona.

Our Spanish correspondent Thomas McIlroy is in Valencia.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

Indonesia will be the focus as the Kew Gardens Orchid Festival returns for its 25th year next month.

This year’s festival will highlight wildlife as well as the “vibrant” culture of Indonesia.

Kew has worked closely with the Indonesian Embassy in London to help portray Indonesia's rich culture at the festival.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:06 pm  

There's now no British players left in the singles draw at the Australian Open tennis

Harriet Dart put up a brave fight against Wimbledon champion Simona Halep, particularly in the second set, but lost 6-2, 6-4.

Heather Watson also suffered a straight sets defeat, losing in less than an hour to Elise Mertens.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:40 am  

A man from Teddington has been found guilty of killing his cousin



38-year-old Jerome Bailey was often lent money by his cousin Tesfa Campbell, but the court heard Campbell was going to stop.

Bailey fatally stabbed his cousin, and stole his yellow drawstring bag, after they met up for unknown reasons in Battersea.

He’ll be sentenced at a later date.

DCI Simon Harding who led the investigation said: “I am pleased with the unanimous guilty verdict reached in this case. Unfortunately, we are still no clearer to knowing why a meeting between the two cousins has ended with Tesfa losing his life at the hands of another family member.

“This is undoubtedly a tragic incident that will have a long lasting impact on Tesfa’s family and friends. The nature of this incident is deeply shocking and I hope that this verdict goes some way to help them begin to a close this sad chapter.

“I also want to pay tribute to the members of the public who came forward to assist with the investigation and those who stopped to help after the attack.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:10 am  

A man has been charged following the discovery of an “Aladdin’s cave of drugs”

A vehicle stop early Wednesday morning in Wandsworth found a large amount of Class A drugs hidden in the car.

The occupants were all linked to gangs and arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply.

The passenger has been charged, and remanded due to previous crimes, while the driver has been charged with various driving offences.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:04 am  

This year marks 75 years since the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau

The annual Holocaust Memorial Day will be commemorated across the world next Monday.

Annick Lever was just a baby when her mother died at the Nazi run concentration camp.

Speaking to us from Kingston Synagogue, she describes why the day is so important.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:20 am  

Kingston Council are to increase the Council Tax by 4%, the maximum amount allowed without balloting local residents.

Kingston Council are to increase the Council Tax by 4%, the maximum amount allowed without balloting local residents.

The increase is a repeat of last year’s Tax hike, the second maximum increase in the two years since the Lib Dems controlled the Council.

It’s due to be imposed on residents from the 1st of April this year.

Councillor Kevin Davis said, “We already pay the highest council tax in London, so, to increase it again is hugely disappointing.”

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:29 am  

The government’s warning a rail firm that runs through Kingston and Weybridge could be taken into public ownership if it fails financially.

The government’s warning A rail firm that runs through Kingston and Weybridge could be taken into public ownership if it fails financially.

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said South Western Railway's franchise was now "not sustainable in the long term"

The company recently declared a £137 million loss.

It said it was involved in "ongoing and constructive discussions" with the government over remedies for the problems with its franchise.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:27 am  

A bus route that vanished from the streets of Battersea without warning is to increase its frequency from next month.

A bus route that vanished from the streets of Battersea without warning is to increase its frequency from next month.

The 170 will run every seven to eight minutes Monday to Saturday daytimes and every 12 minutes on Sundays and all other evenings.

The move has been welcomed by residents and councillors who have been lobbying Transport for London to bring the service back.

It was axed in December 2017.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:40 am  

Surrey County Council wants its youth centres opened up for wider use.

Surrey County Council wants its youth centres opened up for wider use.

It’s consulting on proposals that would allow voluntary and faith organisations to have access to buildings such as The Edge in Epsom.

Many centres are currently only used for a few hours a week.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:39 am  

Kingston Council is proposing a £6.6m investment to meet priorities and continue to provide key services for residents

In will be invested in services to support adults with learning difficulties, children looked after and young people leaving care.

They are also planning a capital investment programme of £135.6m to provide improved infrastructure across the borough.

This includes new school places and a new dementia care home.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:38 am  

Officials around the world are working to stop the spread of a strain of coronavirus - which has claimed 17 lives so far

China's suspended all outbound flights and trains in the city of Wuhan.

Air passengers travelling from there direct to the UK are supposed to face screening on landing.

Thomas Crosby, who's been teaching in the city, arrived back at Heathrow and says there were no extra checks.





posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:36 am  

Hounslow Council unanimously approved further consultation and engagement on their draft Climate Emergency Action Plan.

Hounslow Council unanimously approved further consultation and engagement on their draft Climate Emergency Action Plan.

In June 2019 they declared a climate emergency that required urgent action.

They also reviewed how to reduce their carbon footprint within the shortest achievable timeframe.

The draft Plan outlines seven key programmes for reducing carbon emissions including energy efficiency and waste management.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:46 am  

Round 12 was the final round of the Tyrrells Premier 15s before the break for the start of the Women's Six Nations.

Round 12 was the final round of the Tyrrells Premier 15s before the break for the start of the Women's Six Nations.

Harlequins Women will go into the two-month break top of the table after their emphatic win over Darlington Mowden Park Sharks.

Jess Breach helped herself to five tries and Heather Cowell to four as Quins won 68-0, scoring 12 tries in total over the north east outfit.

Saracens Women sit just behind Harlequins as they continued their perfect record so far this season with 11 wins from 11.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:10 am  

A 43-year-old man is being hunted by Hounslow Police.




A 43-year-old man is being hunted by Hounslow Police.

Simon Rhodes-Butler is wanted on recall to prison.

Anyone with any information on his whereabouts are being urged to call police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:45 am  

Wednesday, 22 January 2020

Chelsea have become the first Premier League club to introduce a fully vegan kiosk.

They hosted Arsenal at Stamford Bridge yesterday and supporters were able to sample delicacies like buffalo cauliflower wings.

an increasing number of footballers, including Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Arsenal’s Hector Bellerin, have adopted a solely plant-based diet.

Studies have concluded a meatless diet does not put athletes at a fitness disadvantage.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

A man in his 30’s has died after a serious collision in Ealing.

Officers are appealing for witnesses and dash cam footage following the accident on Western Avenue before the junction with Horn Lane.

Police were called at approximately 18:20pm yesterday evening to a collision involving a lorry and a moped.

The rider of the moped, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The lorry driver stopped at the scene and no arrests have been made.

Enquiries into the circumstances remain ongoing.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Surrey residents should expect to see more officers on the streets after the government's promised the biggest cash boost for police in a decade.

Funding for forces will increase by £1.1 billion in the next year.

That includes money to recruit more officers and invest in tackling organised and violent crime.

PCC David Munro said: “Today’s announcement is good news. It means we can continue to strengthen our local policing presence”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Witnesses are being asked to come forward after a white Ford transit van was stolen in Chertsey yesterday afternoon.

It was being used to deliver parcels and was stolen at around 5pm on Pyrcroft Road.

The 26 year-old driver was making a delivery when he spotted a man he didn’t know getting into the van.

The man threatened the driver after an altercation, but a weapon was not seen. The man then stole the van.

The delivery driver wasn’t hurt, and the van has subsequently been recovered in Virginia Water.

The man has been described as mixed race, around 30 years old, 5ft 11 and of average build. He was clean shaven and spoke with a foreign accent.

Anyone who knows who the man is or has any information is urged to call Surrey Police.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:04 pm  

A 66-year-old man has gone missing from Epsom



Richard Nemo hasn’t been seen since midday yesterday, and police are concerned for his welfare, especially in the cold weather.

Richard is white, 6’4”, with grey hair.

He was last seen in black trousers, a black coat and black shoes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:09 pm  

Police in Chertsey are investigating reports of fish theft

They were called to Penton Lake and the Thames backwaters yesterday.

Officers are reminding people they must follow national and local rules when freshwater fishing with a rod and line.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:38 pm  

Monty Python star Terry Jones has died, he was 77

Lucy Mayer takes a look back at his life:


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:20 pm  

Boston Manor Park in Brentford has secured National Lottery funding of more than £3 million

The money will be used on the Reconnecting Boston Manor Park project.

This will include the building of a new learning space and modernised, community café hub.

Landscaping, river bank improvements, a new nature trail path and tree planting will also take place.

Boston Manor Park is home to Boston Manor House, a Grade 1 listed, Jacobean manor house built in 1622.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:34 pm  

South Western Railway’s franchise “is not sustainable in the long term” according to the Transport Secretary

In a written statement, Grant Shapps says the Government will ensure they’re held to their financial obligations.

New contingency measures are being considered, such as a new short-term contract with strict requirements.

Mr Shapps also says the strikes are “not about safety, accessibility or helping passengers”, and driver-controlled trains are operated elsewhere on the network.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:06 am  

The front counter at Twickenham Police Station is to close for up to 9 months

The station is to be refurbished to reduce running costs and create more flexible use of space.

During that time, the counter at Teddington, two miles away, will be open 24/7 instead.

Chief Superintendent Sally Benatar says it’s a “necessary process”.

The Twickenham counter will return to 24/7 opening once the work’s completed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:05 am  

Croydon Council is to buy a number of new build homes in Addiscombe

The authority will purchase 21 one-bedroom and three two-bedroom homes at Longheath Gardens.

All 24 homes are nearing completion and will go to borough residents in priority housing need.

They’re expected to be able to move in by the end of March.

The money will come from ring-fenced cash from the council’s Housing Revenue Account.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:26 am  

The transport secretary says extra measures are being put in place at Heathrow Airport to protect against a virus that's killed 9 people in China

Grant Shapps say there will be a separate area for those who are arriving from the region affected by coronavirus.

There is now one case of the virus in the United States - and more than 400 in China.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:14 am  

A man's been arrested in Denmark after another man was murdered in front of his wife and child on Christmas Eve in Battersea

36-year-old Flamur Beqiri was shot dead in front of his home.

The 22-year-old suspect was detained at Copenhagen Airport on Monday after arriving on a flight from Thailand.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:08 am  

Fulham can move to within a point of the Championship’s automatic promotion spots by beating Charlton at The Valley this evening
If the Londoners slip-up, Nottingham Forest would go third with victory in their home match against Reading.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:49 am  

Investigations are continuing 24 hours after a man was found dead in a road near Wimbledon Mosque

Police were called to Durnsford Road just after 5.30am yesterday.

Police are treating the incident as a collision.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:37 am  

British Transport Police says it will be at Surbiton, Hampton Court and Kingston train stations on January 23rd, 24th and 25th to place a seven-day notice for the removal of all dumped bikes in and around the stations

They’ll also be holding a free bike-marking event outside Surbiton station on Friday the 31st between 3 and 7pm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:28 am  

The first case of the deadly Wuhan coronavirus has been confirmed in the US after a traveller from China to Seattle was diagnosed

The virus has already claimed six lives - more than 290 people have been infected.

Countries across Asia have started doing temperature checks at airports as thousands of people travel around for Chinese New Year.

The World Health Organisation's discussing the crisis later.

British airports, including Heathrow, have tightened the screening of travellers.

And Public Health England said travellers to Wuhan should practise good hand and respiratory hygiene and avoid animal and bird markets.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:52 am  

Corinthian Casuals climbed out of the Isthmian League’s relegation zone following last night’s 2-nil win at Bowers & Pitsea

It was sweet revenge for the Casuals who lost the reverse fixture 1-nil in Tolworth on Saturday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:32 am  

Killing Eve star Sandra Oh has been spotted in New Malden

The Hollywood star is working on new scenes in the area for season 3 of the award-winning BBC series.

A picture posted on Twitter showed Oh posing with two Met Police Community Support Officers in Beverley Road.

The 48-year-old, who plays Eve Polastri in the show, could become a regular in the area as the show has already been signed up for a fourth series.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:05 am  

Arsenal have fought back with 10-men - twice - to earn a 2-all draw with London rivals Chelsea in the Premier League.

They were 1-nil down at half-time - and trailing 2-1 with 6-minutes to go - before sealing a point.

Aston Villa climbed out of the bottom three after scoring in injury time to beat fellow strugglers Watford 2-1.

Bournemouth picked up a much-needed 3-1 win over Brighton - and are now only in the relegation places on goal difference.

Newcastle scored twice in added time to rescue a 2-all draw at Everton.

Champions Manchester City got past Sheffield United 1-nil, while Southampton claimed a 2-nil victory at Crystal Palace.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 am  

Tuesday, 21 January 2020

The family of a motorcyclist killed on the M25 on Wednesday the 28th of August least year are continuing to appeal for witnesses.



Brian Mark Selet died following a collision on the clockwise carriageway between J10 for Wisely and J11 Chertsey around 7.09pm.

Police appealed for witnesses at the time, but still need to speak to anyone with information who has not already come forward.

Mr Selet’s relatives described their family as “broken and now incomplete forever”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

10-man Arsenal are putting up a fight against London rivals Chelsea in the Premier League.

They got back to 1-all at Stamford Bridge - but are now 2-2 in the closing stages.

Aston Villa have climbed out of the bottom three after scoring in injury time to beat fellow strugglers Watford 2-1.

Bournemouth picked up a much-needed 3-1 win over Brighton - and are now only in the relegation places on goal difference.

Newcastle scored twice in added time to rescue a 2-all draw at Everton.

Champions Manchester City got past Sheffield United 1-nil, while Southampton claimed a 2-nil victory at Crystal Palace.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:08 pm  

Police in Addlestone are reviewing CCTV following a number of incidents.

They’ve visited Green Lane after damage to cars and the Coop’s ATM machine was reported.

Officers are looking to talk to the occupants of a high powered VW Golf seen in the area just after 2am yesterday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Chelsea could open up an eight-point gap between themselves and their challengers for a top four Premier League place tonight.



They are currently taking on London rivals Arsenal at Stamford Bridge.

A win would take Frank Lampard's team 13 clear of this evening's opponents.

But the Chelsea boss still sees them as contenders for a Champions League spot.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:40 pm  

Carshalton Athletic solidified their promotion charge last weekend after winning a feisty encounter against bottom-of-the-table Wingate and Finchley, writes James Barrett-Sterling.



The visitors belied their lowly status to lead 1-0 at half-time last Saturday but Carshalton pulled their socks up to eventually run out 3-2 winners in a game containing two penalties and plenty of incident.

The three points helped the Robins climb up to fourth in the Isthmian Premier League and they have a game in hand on those above them.

But assistant manager Keith Boanas wants his players to learn from their mistakes quickly as games keep coming thick and fast.

“We try to guard against complacency ahead of every match and Wingate was a potential banana skin, but our first-half performance was terrible and all 10 outfield players could’ve been replaced at half-time,” said Boanas.

“Credit to Wingate who played without fear and caused us problems, but we also gave the ball away too many times and lost pretty much every 50/50.

“The second-half showed we can fight but we can’t afford any more performances of such contrast as it may disrupt our aspirations.”

Carshalton keeper Kleton Perntreou made two good saves in the first-half but even he couldn’t stop Wingate defender Christian Forino-Joseph’s free header on 18 minutes.

The Robins made two changes at the break and came out with renewed vigour – Lewis White was felled inside the visitors’ area on 48 minutes and captain Paris Hamilton-Downes blasted home the spot-kick.

Wingate were incensed at the penalty award and, following a couple of subsequent on-field skirmishes between the players, visiting manager Spencer Knight was dismissed from the dug-out for dissent.

Carshalton player/manager Peter Adeniyi was busy trying to influence the game on the pitch and he put his side 2-1 up with a deflected effort on 58 minutes.

And joint top scorer Ricky Korboa’s eleventh of the season meant Wingate’s added time penalty converted by Olu Akinsanya was mere consolation.

“The double substitution helped us redress the imbalance and gave us more presence in the middle of the park,” added Boanas.

“They were aggrieved with the penalty decision and a few rash challenges went in after. You can’t condone bad tackles but you want to see players showing aggression in the right manner.

“We certainly needed to show more in the second-half. Part of football is solving problems and it was pleasing to see it work out this time.”

Carshalton have two away games coming up this weekend.

First up is a trip to play rivals Kingstonian on Saturday before they visit Haringey Borough on Monday January (kick-off 7.45pm).
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Wandsworth Council has been explaining what it does with its Christmas trees

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:49 pm  

Frank Lampard has challenged his Chelsea players to start taking more of their chances starting in tonight's Premier League game at Arsenal.

He was left frustrated after Saturday's 1-nil defeat at Newcastle where they had 19 shots without finding the back of the net.

The Chelsea boss admits they've over relied on striker Tammy Abraham and wants others to start chipping in.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Prince Harry is back in Canada less than a fortnight after he and Meghan announced their plans to step back from royal duties.

He took a BA flight out from Heathrow at 5.30 last night.

He's was pictured getting out of a plane on Vancouver Island overnight.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:59 pm  

Police in Runnymede have issued a warning after images of dead wild birds were posted on social media.


They’re urging parents and teachers to keep an eye out for what they’re describing “sickening activity” on the likes of Instagram.

Officers have also issued a reminder that it is an offence for anyone to "intentionally kill, injure or take any wild bird".

In one image, a boy is pictured holding a dead duck and a catapult.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:48 pm  

UPDATED: Police say they are treating the death of a man in Wimbledon as a collision.

The victim was found just after 5.30 this morning in Durnsford Road.

Officers have reviewed CCTV and are keen to trace the driver of a blue curtained Volvo articulated lorry.

Anyone with information should call 101 quoting reference Cad 1025/21Jan.

Detective Sergeant Andy Russell, from the Met’s South West Area Roads & Transport Policing team, said: “This is being treated as a collision and a post-mortem examination will be carried out to determine cause of death.

“We are in the process of tracing the man’s next of kin.

“This tragic incident has caused disruption to people locally who we’d like to thank for their co-operation."
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:10 pm  

Heathrow still to confirm whether or not it will screen passengers for Chinese virus

Around 300 people have been infected by a virus in China which has killed at least six people.

Some airports around the world have stepped up screenings of Chinese travellers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

A man found dead in the road near Wimbledon Mosque may have been the victim of a hit and run.

Police were called to Durnsford Road just after 5.30am.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigating officers say no vehicle had stopped at the scene and they’re asking for witnesses to come forward.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

Four of the candidates who want to become the next Labour leader are pitching themselves to one of the country's biggest trade unions.

They have the best chance of being on the ballot paper, if they get support from at least two of them.

We heard from Sir Keir Starmer, Lisa Nandy and Emily Thornberry on their way in to the GMB offices.



Rebecca Long-Bailey is also there, but Jess Phillips can't make it.

Party members will vote for the eventual winner next month.

Meanwhile, Tooting's MP Dr Rosena Allin Khan is in the running for deputy leadership.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:59 am  

Emergency shelter is now available to anyone sleeping rough in Hammersmith and Fulham

The council has activated its Severe Weather Emergency Plan.

The cold snap means outreach visits with homeless charity St Mungo’s have also been stepped up.

The authority says if you’re worried about a rough sleeper, to download the Streetlink mobile app for advice.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:40 am  

Sutton councillors have backed a motion to support Fairtrade activity across the borough

It pledges support for Fairtrade businesses, and to promote Fairtrade activity in schools and colleges.

The council will also review its own procurement policy so that Fairtrade products are used wherever possible such as in library cafes.

Sutton was first awarded Fairtrade status in March 2007, becoming one of over 600 Fairtrade communities across the UK.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:40 am  

Lib Dem-run Sutton Council will look at building on its record to tackle domestic abuse and has urged ministers to strengthen the Domestic Abuse Bill currently going through Parliament

After a council motion passed last night, a review is set to be launched to look at what more the council can do.

Figures published in 2017 revealed that over a third of violent incidents in Sutton that led to injury were due to domestic violence.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:41 am  

Durnsford Road in Wimbledon has been closed after a call at around 5:40 this morning to a body in the road

A man was pronounced dead at the scene. No vehicle had stopped at the location.

Officers from the Met's Roads and Transport Policing Command are investigating with colleagues from the South West Basic Command Unit.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:35 am  

More volunteer rangers are being sought for Richmond and Bushy Parks

Another 25 are to be recruited by The Royal Parks in the scheme’s second year of operation.

Rangers clocked up over 1,000 hours of work last year.

Since the service began last April, they have engaged with over 7,000 visitors.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:22 am  

The chief inspector of prisons says some young offenders institutions are putting children in “harmful and solitary confinement.”

Inspectors looked at five sites, including Feltham.

Peter Clarke's demanding a major overhaul of the policy of separating young people in England and Wales.




His report has found in the worst cases, children left their cells for just 15 minutes a day.

The Government admits the failings are "completely unacceptable" and is making immediate changes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:08 am  

There’s a big London Derby in the Premier League tonight when Chelsea host Arsenal at Stamford bridge

The Blues are ten points clear of the Gunners but will be looking to bounce back from Saturday’s 1-nil loss at Newcastle.

Ninth placed Crystal Palace, who’ve drawn their last four, entertain Southampton at Selhurst Park.

In the Isthmian League Corinthian Casuals could move out of the relegation zone with a win at Bowers & Pitsea.

The Bowers won the reverse fixture 1-nil in Tolworth on Saturday.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:22 am  

The Duke of Sussex has had a private meeting with the Prime Minister, on the sidelines of a summit in London.



Prince Harry's attendance at the Africa investment event comes hours after revealing he felt he had no choice but to step back from Royal duties.

He was at the Ivy in Chelsea, addressing supporters of Sentebale, the charity he set up in memory of his mother.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 am  

Monday, 20 January 2020

Multiple people from Hounslow have been arrested after 3 search warrants were secured last week.

One search resulted in the seizure of a large quantity of cannabis, Class A drugs and offensive weapons.

16 arrests were made for drugs supply, possession of offensive weapons and failing to appear at court for high harm offences.

DI Elly Maggs said “We are undertaking a number of activities across the West area as part of our ongoing commitment to tackle high harm offending”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

Part of a major road in Fulham remains sealed off after another large sinkhole appeared on Saturday.

Police had to close North End Road at Walham Grove near the pedestrian crossing after the hole was discovered.

In 2015, a woman suffered minor injuries after she fell into a sinkhole that had opened up in the same road.

Another one was dealt with in the summer of 2018.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

A woman has suffered a terrifying ordeal after two men burst into her home in Ashford and forced her to lie on the floor.

The break-in happened in Feltham Hill Road on Friday at around 6.45pm.

Two men gained entry by smashing the property’s rear patio door.

The pair fled empty handed when a neighbour came to the victim’s aid.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

Prince Harry addresses supporters at The Ivy in Chelsea

Prince Harry insists he wanted to continue serving the Queen, and the commonwealth, without public funding but it wasn’t possible.

Buckingham Palace has confirmed the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will no longer be able to use their HRH titles.

Speaking at an event in Chelsea last night for his charity Sentebale, the Prince told supporters he’s not “walking away.”

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Police have named a man from Cambridge missing in the River Thames at Shepperton



Emergency services have been searching for 60 year old Gary Peter Sturgess since Saturday night.

Officers were called to the Dockett Eddy Lane area of Shepperton following a report he’d gone into the water from a moored boat.

His family says: “Gary was a conscientious and magnanimous man who people couldn’t help but feel inspired by.

“He was an avid animal lover who would continue to fight for animal rights as well as being a dedicated vegan.

“Gary was living his dream, being on the river being close to nature and everything that he loved. He was on his journey from Surrey to get his beloved boat back to St Neots on Saturday.

“Gary was a father to four children and two grandchildren who will miss him deeply.”

His daughter said: “Our dad, a granddad, a person’s forever partner, a beloved was a wacky wild kind hearted member of our family.”

The family would like to thank all of the members of Surrey Fire and Rescue Service, Surrey Search and Rescue and Surrey Police for their efforts so far. Also the staff at the Thames Court Pub for their help during this time helping supply the search time with needed food and drink.

The family at this time would like to have their privacy respected.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:04 pm  

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard isn't ruling out a move for Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani.

The Uruguay forward has handed in a transfer request at the French club, with Atletico Madrid also rumoured to be interested.

Lampard says someone of Cavani's pedigree would certainly benefit his young squad.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:59 pm  

Stormzy will play two intimate gigs at the Rose Theatre in Kingston tonight.

It’s to mark his new album, “Heavy is the Head.”

The grime artist, who is said to be living in Kingston now, will play two short sets of specially selected tracks.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Hours after speaking publicly about his future role in the Royal family at The Ivy in Chelsea, Prince Harry's been on duty attending a summit in London.

The Duke of Sussex also met Boris Johnson privately at the Africa investment event.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:37 pm  

A man has tried to steal a car in Epsom while the driver was still inside.

This story has been withdrawn at the request of Surrey Police.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Heathrow is yet to confirm whether it will start testing passengers coming into the country from China for a new virus.

The number of people infected in the country tripled over the weekend.

Japan, Thailand and South Korea have reported cases.

Heathrow says any decision to start testing passengers would be taken by the Department of Health and Social Care.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:07 pm  

Police in Feltham are appealing for information regarding the unexplained death of a 33 year old man found unresponsive on Christmas Eve

Officers on patrol on Sandy Lane were flagged down by a member of the public who was concerned about a man who had collapsed in the street.

The man had suffered a head injury and was taken to a London hospital. He died on 29th December.

Anyone with information is being urged to come forward.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:07 pm  

Prince Harry's admitted he and his wife Meghan were excited and “here to serve” once they got married, but he now wants a “more peaceful” life

The Duke of Sussex has spoken publicly for the first time since the couple announced their decision to step back from public duties.

He said he feels great sadness he's cutting most of his royal ties, but he insists there was no other option.

He spoke at a charity dinner at the Ivy in Chelsea last night for the HIV charity Sentebale and said he wanted his supporters to hear the "truth from him."
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:06 am  

More than 300 new cycle storage spaces will be installed in Croydon by the end of March.

Both cycle hangars, which can house up to six bicycles, and individual bike stands will be installed.

The new facilities are funded by a £166,000 grant from TFL’s Cycle Parking Implementation Scheme.

The scheme is part of the council’s plans to encourage more sustainable journeys.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:53 am  

Police are continuing to appeal for information in tracing a teenage boy missing from Sutton

Fifteen-year-old Kunaka Chinganga was last seen in McDonalds on Sutton High Street at about 10.30am on Tuesday, January 14th.

A spokeswoman from the South Area Missing Person’s Unit said Kunaka’s disappearance “is very out of character.”

There’s a picture of him on the Jackie news Twitter feed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:07 am  

The school that helped bring Kate Middleton’s wedding dress to life in 2011 is urging others to take up a career in embroidery

The Royal School of Needlework is based within the apartments at Hampton Court Palace.

It’s now offering a full time, three-year degree course.

Students will learn the ancient art of hand embroidery, the skill that was used in creating the Duchess’s wedding dress.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:55 am  

Spelthorne’s MP will meet with the area’s business leaders on Friday

Kwasi Kwarteng wants to hear views on key issues facing the area.

There will also be a debate and Q&A.

It’s taking place at The Thames Club in Staines from 9am.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:58 am  

Police are appealing for help in finding an elderly man missing from Kensington



Eighty-two-year-old Samuel Kigudu was last seen at Liverpool Street train station yesterday evening at about 7.30.

It’s believed he may have got on a number 11 bus heading toward Fulham.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:14 am  

Lost baggage staff at Heathrow are set to walk out for four days from February 2nd and again from February 22nd in a dispute over pay

The Unite union says missing luggage could “disappear forever” at the airport when workers take strike action.

Staff are demanding the London living wage of 10-pounds-75 an hour.

The union says it’s urging Global Baggage Solutions to return to the negotiating table and make a realistic pay offer.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:22 am  

Sunday, 19 January 2020

Richmond Rugby defeated Rams 17-22 away at Old Bath Road yesterday

League leaders Richmond were pushed by second placed Rams at their packed home ground but had just enough to earn a vital four points.

Richmond return to the Athletic Ground on Saturday where they’ll play Bishop's Stortford.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:26 pm  

A man has been stabbed on a train between Ashford and Hounslow, where a man and a woman have been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm

The British Transport Police were called to Hounslow station just before 6:40 this evening.

Paramedics also attended, where a man in his thirties was treated for multiple stab injuries.

Detectives are now appealing for witnesses, asking if you were on the train and haven’t already spoken to the police to get in touch.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:12 pm  

Chelsea women thrashed rivals Arsenal 4-1 away in the FA Women’s Super League

They ended the league leader’s eight-match winning streak, scoring three times in the first 20 minutes.

Sam Kerr scored the second goal to secure her first goal for Chelsea.

The win keeps Chelsea third in the table, one point behind Manchester City and Arsenal.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:25 pm  

New research by Imperial College London has suggested that over a third of London parkrun locations are in areas with poor air quality.

5km Parkruns on Saturdays have become a popular way to get fit, meet new people and dust off the Monday to Friday cobwebs.

The first Parkrun was conceived in in Bushy Park in 2004.

The research found that 24% of play spaces, 27% of public parks and 67% of private parks had annual NO2 levels that exceed EU limits.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:56 pm  

Police are continuing to search for a man who entered the River Thames in Shepperton last night.

The police were called to the Dockett Eddy Lane area of Shepperton at almost 11 pm after reports a man had gone into the water from a moored boat.

The man hasn’t been named but police have informed the family.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:48 pm  

People across Croydon are being invited to come together to remember the victims of the Holocaust and other genocides.

An international day of remembrance is taking place on the 27th of January.

Croydon will hold its main remembrance service in the council chamber of the town hall in Katharine Street.

This year marks 75 years since the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:03 pm  

AFC Wimbledon have moved five points clear of the League One relegation zone.

They dealt a fresh blow to Peterborough’s play-off hopes with a 1-0 win at Kingsmeadow yesterday.

After a first half that was dominated by Peterborough the dons were finally rewarded in the 58th minute with a goal from Joe Pigott.

Peterborough have now failed to score for the fifth time in six league games.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:11 pm  

A holocaust survivor will speak at a memorial event in Merton on Tuesday.

The event, which marks the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, will be held in the Council Chamber.

The evening’s programme also includes contributions from local politicians, community representatives, faith leaders and the Wimbledon Synagogue choir.

The Mayor of Merton, Janice Howard, said the event shows the borough’s commitment to erasing hatred, prejudice and discrimination.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:26 pm  

Tooting MP Rosena Allin-Khan is one of four women in the running to be Labour's deputy leader.

Ms Allin-Khan, who is an A&E doctor, has been up and down the country talking to voters and activists about the labour manifesto.

She has been speaking to political correspondent Sophy Ridge this morning about her hopes for the Labour party.




posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:54 am  

Teachers at two schools in Hammersmith and Fulham are being trained to help tackle the climate emergency.

Miles Coverdale primary school and Fulham Cross Academy Trust will accredit their staff through the eduCCate Global Programme.

It is designed to help teachers better understand climate change and its impact on people and the planet, as well as to educate pupils.

More than 230,000 teachers from 44 countries have so far been trained on the eduCCate Global Climate Change Teacher Course.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:04 am  

Regular users of Elleray Hall are being urged to air their views on plans for new social centre facilities at the site in Teddington.

The centre is used mainly by older people wishing to socialise.

Richmond Council first held a consultation on proposals for a new community hub back in 2018.

You can find out more via the council’s website.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:17 am  

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard says they must be ready for another huge match on Tuesday against Arsenal.

The team must shake off their crushing defeat to Newcastle who are in the bottom half of the table.

Chelsea were on top for most of the game against Newcastle but could not produce the win away at St James’s park.

A dramatic header from Isaac Hayden in injury time ensured a 1-0 loss for Chelsea






posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:11 am  

It’s the end of an era in Wimbledon today.

Debenhams in Centre Court will shut its doors for the final time this evening.

The department store chain entered administration in April last year, with 19 stores closing this month alone and hundreds of jobs lost.

Debenhams was formed in 1778 by William Clark, who began trading in London’s Wigmore Street as a draper.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:17 am  

A £30,000 sculpture celebrating nearly 200 years of Purley’s rail heritage is to be unveiled later this month.

The Iron Horse depicts a horse pulling two wagons which would have appeared on the Croydon, Merstham and Godstone line.

The line operated in the town in the early 1800s before its closure in 1838.

The Scottish artist Alan Potter created the sculpture which is sited on a remnant of track in Rotary Field on the Brighton Road.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:21 am  

Pupils with autism are getting more support thanks to Raynes Park High.

The school’s Access Centre has been awarded Autism Accreditation by the National Autistic Society.

Accredited status is only awarded where staff can show a good working knowledge of methods and approaches.

Raynes Park High was commended for its personalised educational support and feedback from those with autism.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:11 am  

Richmond libraries come out top in a useage survey.

It seems Richmond has the most avid readers in the capital.

The borough’s libraries have come out top in London in the UK’s annual library survey.

Conducted by the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy, it aims to understand library service usership.

Richmond topped the leader board in several categories including number of book requests and number of reservations.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:09 am  

Police have asked for help in identifying eight people involved in disorder during Crystal Palace's 1-nil win against Aston Villa last August.


Villa had a late equaliser ruled out - prompting unsavoury scenes with visiting supporters confronting stewards and police.

Photographs have been released of people the Police would like to speak to in relation to the events

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 am  

Wandsworth gets active.

Wandsworth wants to be the most active London borough and are giving awards to those who help achieve that goal.

Recent figures show it’s already got there -- with an increase of almost 9% of residents categorised as active over the past 12 months.

Active Wandsworth is running the awards to recognise the efforts of clubs, coaches, and volunteers to get the borough moving.

Nominations for the 10 categories can be made until the 26th of January.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:15 am  

Police are concerned for the welfare of a 15 year old Sutton boy who's gone missing.


Kunaka Chinganga was last seen about 10.30 am on Tuesday at the McDonalds in Sutton High Street.

His disappearance is out of character and his family and friends are worried about him.

Police ask for anyone who has seen him or knows anything regarding his whereabouts to contact them on 999 quoting reference 20MIS001896.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:31 am  

Wandsworth Police are hunting for a missing 15-year-old boy.



John James Connors has been missing from Rochdale since the 20th of December.

He is originally from Wandsworth so may have returned to the area.

He also frequents West Acton, Perivale and Hounslow.

Anyone with any information is urged to call police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 am  

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Paul grew up in Fetcham and now lives in Teddington with his wife, two cats and a dog. He supports Fulham and plays in a band.

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Amelia thinks living in New Malden definitely has its benefits: she gets the shops and beautiful riverside from Kingston, can walk her dogs on the common and visit the tennis in Wimbledon, as well as having a great range of Asian culture and cuisines on her high street.

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Bear loves to travel, listen to folk music and read. Her favourite part of South West London is the vibrancy of Clapham Common on a weekend - even in the cold winter, you can always spot some dogs or even a bit of quidditch!

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Abby is from Southfields and her favourite band of all time is The Killers.

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Back in the UK after six years in Brazil, Nick is missing the sun. He's a big fan of cricket, stand-up comedy and all things radio.

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