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Saturday 3 October 2020

Unilever is to create a 2,000 strong workforce in Kingston town centre.

The Eden Campus development will include offices, car parking designed for electric vehicles and a new residential building. 

Should the scheme be granted planning permission, Unilever hopes to move the site in Winter 2023/2024. 

Kingston Council leader Caroline Kerr has welcomed Unilever's plans to relocate its UK headquarters to Kingston.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:30 pm  

Royal Parks Police are reminding vans and lorry drivers they’re not permitted to pass through Richmond park.

In September, officers based there reported 169 vehicles for driving in the park without authorisation.

They are reminding drivers that no vans, lorries or coaches should be passing through the park without permission.

If you break the rules you could be issued with a fine.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

The MP for Epsom and Ewell has announced a new theme to the borough’s annual business awards.

Chris Grayling wants to highlight the “extra mile” that some firms have gone to support their community during the pandemic.

Examples include extra help for the NHS or home deliveries for the elderly and vulnerable.

A coronavirus themed ceremony is planned and prizes will be presented online later this year.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:30 pm  

A man from Twickenham has been sentenced for common assault and shop lifting.

35 year old Rafal Modzelewski was arrested by Richmond police back in February.

He’s also been ordered to pay a fine of £100 and has been placed on unconditional bail.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

Rain has delayed the start of play at the t20 Blast cricket finals day at Edgbaston in Birmingham.

Surrey were due get their semi-final against Gloucestershire underway at 11am but the rain is showing little signs of easing up.

If it continues like this, both semis and the final could be decided by a bowl-out – where bowlers try and hit unguarded wickets as many times as they can.

The other two teams involved are Lancashire and Nottinghamshire.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:40 pm  

Chelsea have thrashed Crystal Palace 4-0 at Stamford Bridge in today's first Premier League fixture.

Left-back, Ben Chilwell, opened the scoring on his league debut for the Blues, before Kurt Zouma doubled the lead.

Jorginho scored two second half penalties to secure an emphatic win for Frank Lampard's men.

Meanwhile, Everton can continue their perfect start to the season against Brighton from 3pm, before Leeds welcome Manchester City and Burnley visit Newcastle.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:35 pm  

It’s the FA Cup 2nd round of qualifying today and there are plenty of local teams kicking off at 3pm.

Carshalton Athletic are at Bedfont Sports, by Heathrow airport, and Corinthians Casuals are hosting Dulwich Hamlets here in Tolworth.

Meanwhile, Hampton and Richmond are away to Corinthian FC in Kent and the MET Police play Walton Casuals at Imber Court in East Molesey.

There are two more qualifying rounds after this one before the First-Round proper gets underway on Saturday the 7th of November.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:20 pm  

People are being urged to stay 50 metres away from deer during rutting season.

Male deer will be heavily competitive from now until November, fighting other stags with their antlers.

Richmond and Bushy Parks Manager Simon Richards says they’ll be in “no mood” for dogs spooking them or humans taking a selfie.

People have been injured over the years, including some who have been hospitalised.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

A bid to become a unitary authority by Surrey County Council was “premature and costly.”

That’s according to the council’s Lib Dems after the Government decided not to pursue a devolution while paper. 

Plans were afoot to abolish Surrey’s 11 borough and district councils and create one authority serving 1.2 million people.

The cost of the bid has been revealed at almost £250,000 with the costs of promotional leaflets exceeding £40,000.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

The Lib Dem MP for Richmond Park has joined a cross party group urging more protection of jobs in the hospitality sector.

Sarah Olney has added her support for a letter to the Business Secretary from six different parties.

The letter requests publication of the medical, behavioural and scientific evidence that resulted in the new 10pm curfew.

It’s also suggesting a expanding the 5% VAT across the sector and extra financial help for businesses affected by the curfew.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

Women’s football could be about to get a massive boost in Hampton.

An additional football pitch is being proposed for Hatherop Park by Richmond Council to help grow the sport.

The new pitch would allow for additional teams to train and would protect the existing ones from overuse.

It would be situated next to where the current pitches are, away from Hatherop Road to minimise any effects on residents.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

Richmond Council says the Government’s housing targets for the borough are “unachievable.”

The Government’s “housing algorithm” suggests that Richmond must start delivering 2,000 new homes per year.

That’s a big leap from the current target of 441 homes.

Authority bosses say the plans are at the expense of other pressing issues such as borough infrastructure and climate change.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:13 am  

People in Spelthorne are being thanked for their “tremendous effort” taking the borough off the COVID-19 watchlist.

But Council Leader John Boughtflower says “we must not rest on our laurel and think this virus has gone away”.

He’s urging people to  follow the rule of six, maintain social distancing, and wear face masks.

The infection rate was just over 50 per 100,000 when it was added, but has now halved.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 am  

A man has been stabbed to death in Morden.

Police were called at 11pm last night to reports of a stabbing in the communal area of flats in London Road.

Two men were found with stab wounds.

A 25-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene.

A second man, aged 33, was taken to hospital where his injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 am  

Friday 2 October 2020

A motorcyclist involved in a collision in Kingston on Monday has died.

The incident happened around 7pm in Richmond Road near the junctions with Tudor Road and Dukes Road.

The  24-year-old man from Kingston is believed to have been in collision with street furniture.

At this stage no other vehicle has been found to be involved. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

An investigation is underway after a man was allegedly chased down Fir Tree Road in Banstead by another man holding knives.

The incident was reported to police at 8.30am last Friday.

The victim was unharmed and a 29 year old man was arrested the following day after his vehicle was stopped and searched by officers. 

The suspect has been released on bail but police want witnesses to come forward.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Part of Heathrow airport was evacuated earlier.

Passengers reported being told to leave Terminal 2 by police.

A spokesperson for the airport said the evacuation had been "in response to a potentially suspicious item".

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:30 pm  

A man has been convicted of killing teenager Archie Beston in Kingston in February.

Archie had been enjoying a night out when he witnessed an incident in which a van was deliberately driven towards a 19-year-old man outside John Lewis in the early hours.

He was fatally stabbed by 20 year old Tyron Bryan, who had been in the van, when he went to intervene.

Bryan was found guilty of manslaughter and convicted of GBH on the second, 19 year old victim, and possession of an offensive weapon.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

A ferry service is to be installed at Hammersmith Bridge after the structure closed to all traffic over safety fears.

A special task force, created to get it back open again, has decided this is a better option than a temporary pedestrian bridge.

TfL will also continue to keep its enhanced bus services under review to respond to changing demands.

The taskforce is  due to reconvene next week to discuss funding options.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:15 pm  

The Lib Dem MP for Richmond Park has teamed up with Prostate Cancer UK.

Sarah Olney is supporting the charity by urging men not to let Covid-19 deter them from getting important check-ups.

Men who are at increased risk due to family history or age can log onto a thirty-second cancer risk checker.

It will supply the information they need to speak to their GP about whether they should have a further PSA test.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:27 pm  

The London Marathon will take place as you’ve never seen it before on Sunday. . . . . virtually.

The 40th annual event was due to take place back in April but had to be postponed because of Coronavirus.

B&Q Retail Director Paul Crisp will be running this weekend to raise £100,000 for homelessness charity Shelter.

He explains why his challenge will be that little bit different:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:40 pm  

A man has been stabbed to death in Morden

Police were called at 11pm last night to reports of a stabbing in the communal area of flats in London Road.

Two men were found with stab wounds.

A 25-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene.

A second man, aged 33, was taken to hospital where his injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:56 pm  

A minute’s silence has been held in Croydon for a police officer shot dead there a week ago today

Colleagues of Matt Ratana and the Mayor of Croydon fell silent at 11am.

They were joined remotely by councillors representing both of the borough’s main parties and council staff.

The council also lowered the flag outside Croydon town hall to half-mast in tribute to Sgt Ratana.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:47 pm  

Work has started on traffic calming measures in Chiswick, after protests stopped construction twice

Barriers are to be introduced on Staveley Road to prevent rat running, as cars would drive down the straight road at speed.

The council has spoken to the protest group, who were concerned about the removal of a traffic island necessary to introduce the barrier.

However, the council says that if the barrier is successful, then the need for the island would be reduced.

The scheme is to be trialled for six months, with an open consultation.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:43 am  

After months of closure, Epsom Riding for the Disabled is able to offer rides again

During lockdown, it had only been able to offer zoom and social media videos.

Chairperson Ray Lee says that they’re a contact-heavy charity, so only people who can independently get on and off the horses can attend for now.

However, they’re still doing something for the people who can’t.

They’ll also be taking part in Epsom Mental Health and Wellbeing festival on Saturday, giving a talk about what they do.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:42 am  

A man has been charged after a woman was attacked in Claygate

22-year-old Max Robinson is accused of offences including assaulting an emergency worker.

The woman was left with serious head injuries after being attacked on Monday.

The inspector at the time said it “appears to have been a completely unprovoked attack”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:50 am  

Planning permission for a controversial tower block in Stoneleigh may be refused

That’s the recommendation to the council for a planning meeting on Thursday.

It’s on the grounds that eight affordable units wouldn’t be viable, no parking would be available, and would impact the surrounding area.

519 letters of objection have been sent to the council regarding the build.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:35 am  

Thursday 1 October 2020

A fund in memory of Sergeant Matt Ratana has been set up by the Metropolitan Police

Fifty-four-year-old Ratana was shot dead by a handcuffed suspect at Croydon Custody centre on Friday.

The funds will be administered by the Met’s Hayes Sports Club – The Warren, where Matt was a regular visitor.

Anyone wishing to make a donation can do so here

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

CBBC star Archie Lyndhurst has died after a short illness

The 19-year-old who played Ollie in So Awkward is the son of Only Fools And Horses actor Nicholas Lyndhurst.

He passed away at his home in Fulham.

A tweet from the channel says "Archie will be hugely missed by all who worked with him".

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:30 pm  

A man who was killed in a collision in Shepperton two weeks ago has been named as Brendan O’Connell

 The 52-year-old was believed to have been hit by a red van on Walton Bridge on Saturday the 19th of September.

A 59-year-old man has been arrested and released under investigation.

However, police are still appealing for information.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:29 pm  

Today is National Poetry Day

 It’s an annual celebration that encourages us to enjoy, discover and share in the literature form.

Ana Sampson is a poetry anthologist from Ashtead whose new book “She Will Soar” has been selected to represent the day.

She tells us how you can join in with the celebrations:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:50 pm  

30 year old Joseph Kikkinos is at Wimbledon Magistrates Court this afternoon

Mr Guei was found dead on the side of Mitcham Common in the early hours of 17th September. 

Two other men have also been charged in connection with his death.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:31 pm  

A new Pro Vice-Chancellor has been appointed to the University of Surrey

Professor Paul Townsend will lead the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences.

He brings with him expertise in the field of cell stress and survival along with experience in industry and enterprise.

The Faculty is currently involved in developing a Covid-19 vaccine and a virus test that gives results in 30 minutes.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:49 pm  

The Tooting MP says it's "wrong" for people in any position to break coronavirus rules, after the Prime Minister's dad was pictured not wearing a face mask in a shop

Stanley Johnson's said sorry after The Mirror published a photo of him at a newsagents.

Former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn's also apologised, after being found by the Sun at a dinner party with more than six people.

Shadow minister for mental health Dr Rosena Allin Khan says she's "disappointed" in him.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:11 pm  

Wimbledon may go ahead next year, with or without an audience

It was cancelled for the first time since the Second World War due to the pandemic, since crowds couldn’t attend.

However, The Times reports that bosses at the All-England club are now more open to holding it behind closed doors.

They’re saying that the US Open has helped convince them that it could be a success.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:06 pm  

A number of young adults with learning disabilities are spending this week moving into a new housing development in Ham

Richmond Council, PA Housing and Certitude are behind the new build which used to be a series of garages. 

It comprises three one-bedroom flats, plus carer accommodation, in a small two-storey block with state of the art technology. 

The project has received grant funding from the Greater London Authority as well as £250,000 from Richmond Council. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:18 am  

A community pharmacist from Surbiton is taking part in the Virtual London Marathon this weekend

Raj Patel is aiming to cover the distance of 26.2 miles to raise money for The Alzheimer’s Society.

He is hoping to raise the profile of community pharmacists and their work by running to 33 pharmacies to make up his route.

As a community pharmacist himself, Raj says he’s aware of the part they have played during the pandemic.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:42 am  

Richmond’s first mandatory protected cycle lane has gone live in Kew

The Council has introduced the 24-hour cycle lane in both directions between Lion Gate and Kew Gardens Road.

The roads have been upgraded with a system of raised posts, known as wands or armadillos, to separate off the lanes.

Transport for London has funded the scheme for 18 months after which a traffic management order would be needed to continue.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:32 am  

The inquest into the death of an officer who was killed in a Croydon police station will begin later

Sergeant Matt Ratana died after a handcuffed gunman opened fire in a custody suite last Friday.

The 23-year-old suspect also shot himself, and is in a critical but stable condition in hospital.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:36 am  

An LGBT bar in Wimbledon has received a grant from the Mayor of London.

Sadiq Khan has given £225,000 to LGBT venues in the capital.

CMYK has been given £6,500 to help with rent, staffing and supply costs.

City Hall says further funding will be given to venues in the coming months.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 am  

Wednesday 30 September 2020

A new school bus service is to be set up in Runnymede.

It aims to help reduce the number of cars on the road at peak times and help children get to school safely.

It’ll work with the four schools the previous system worked with, as well as Chertsey High School.

The bus will be launched in April next year.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

Fulham have signed Ademola Lookman on loan from RB Leipzig for the remainder of the season.

The 22-year-old will bolster the club's attacking options.

Fulham are currently bottom of the Premier League with no points from their opening three games.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

The sister of a woman murdered in a so called “honour killing” in Mitcham says more still needs to be done to help victims like her.

The story of 20 year old Banaz Mahmod has been documented this week in the ITV drama “honour.”

Speaking in disguise to the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme, Banaz’s sister says helplines still don’t have the funding they need. 

Banaz’s father, uncle and three cousins were convicted of her murder in 2006. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

With London on the Covid-19 watchlist, Kingston Council along with other boroughs, is urging people to be extra vigilant.

Keep Kingston Safe is the message being circulated on social media. 

The council is urging residents to familiarise themselves with the new safety rules and download NHS COVID-19 app.

Latest info for the borough is being published on the council’s website. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

Two in every five of the world’s plants are at risk of disappearing

A report from the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew is warning it’s a race against time to find and save new species.

It says many could be used in things like medicine or energy.

 Professor Phil Stevenson, from the organisation, says they're currently looking at the benefits of the common water hyacinth.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:19 pm  

Disney says its decision to lay off around 28,000 employees is 'heart-breaking'.

The coronavirus pandemic forced the Hammersmith based company to close its theme parks around the world earlier this year.

Those that have reopened have limits on customers, meaning it no longer needs all of its staff.

Most of the layoffs will hit those who work at sites in Florida and California.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

A new walk-through COVID-19 testing facility has opened in Kingston.

It’s based at the old Surrey County Hall site in Penryhn Rod opposite the university.

Test appointments are available for those with coronavirus symptoms such a high temperature or a loss or change to sense of smell or taste. 

Tests can be booked by calling 119.  

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Prime Minister Boris Johnson opened PMQs earlier with a tribute to the police officer shot dead in Croydon.

54-year-old Matt Ratana died after being shot inside a police custody centre in the early hours of Friday.

His former colleagues in New Zealand, where he was from, have also paid tribute to him by performing a traditional Haka routine.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

Carshalton and Wallington’s MP has taken part in a mass clean-up of his constituency.

Elliot Colburn took part in the event at Mellows Park in Beddington as part of a campaign by Keep Britain Tidy.

The socially distanced clean-up saw rubbish including broken glass, disused electronics, cans and cigarette butts removed.

People are being encouraged to be responsible about taking their own litter home with them after a day out.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

A wildlife charity in Leatherhead says it’s spoken to police after vets had to euthanise a pigeon.

The bird was found in Fairs Road last Friday and taken to Wildlife Aid Foundation animal hospital.

It’s thought the creature, which had a broken leg, had been shot with a catapult.

A post-mortem revealed its stomach was full of food suggesting its attacker had baited it before inflicting multiple injuries.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

A Crowdfunding campaign to help save the Great River Race has surpassed £20,000 of its £35,000 target

The rowing competition, which launched in 1988, covers a 21-mile course on the Thames between Ham and Greenwich.

This month’s event has been cancelled for the first time in its 33-year history because of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Roger Mutton is one of the campaigners trying to ensure its return a year from now. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

A global report's warning two-fifths of the world's plants are at risk of extinction.

 Kew Gardens says scientists are in a race against time to find and save new species before they disappear.

It claims some could help solve pressing challenges, such as medicine and even the current coronavirus pandemic.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

TSB is closing 164 branches and cutting around 900 jobs

The Spanish-owned firm says it's because more customers are banking online.

It'll leave it with 290 branches, less than half what it had seven years ago.

The Twickenham and Wandsworth branches were marked for closure last year during financial pressures last November.

The Unite union's calling it a "dark day for the finance sector".

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

MPs have backed controversial Brexit legislation - despite concerns it could breach international law.

The Internal Markets Bill would allow the government to override parts of the Withdrawal Agreement struck with Brussels.

It was approved in the Commons by 340 votes to 256.

Wimbledon MP Stephen Hammond abstained on the last vote, and spoke out against certain aspects, but this time came out in support of the legislation.

Reporter Jon Craig, explains what the next steps will be.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:57 am  

A man has died two weeks after being attacked by four men in Croydon, but a murder investigation isn’t being launched


40-year-old Simon Whisker was in a fight on London Road in the early hours of the 1st of July.

He was taken to hospital, discharged, but died two weeks later.

It’s not being treated as murder, but the results of a post-mortem examination are yet to be examined.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:01 am  

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard says his team need to be better in the final third, after they were beaten on penalties by Tottenham in the fourth round of the League Cup

The tie finished 1-1 with Mason Mount missing the deciding spot kick in north London.

Lampard says he isn't getting too down with his side's performance despite the defeat.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:46 am  

The suspected ringleader of a drug dealing organisation has been arrested in Hammersmith

Officers arrested four people in dawn raids yesterday morning.

The force also believes they have the main drug runner and a money launderer in custody.

They had previously seized nearly 50,000 tablets and £90,000 in cash at a house in Imperial Wharf.

It was part of an investigation into the messaging platform EncroChat, reportedly used by criminals.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:14 am  

A new trial scheme aimed at reducing “rat running” in and around Hampton Hill has gone live

The decision follows a public consultation.  

There will be restricted access for six months in Burtons Road monitored by Automatic Number Plate Recognition cameras.

It’s hoped changes of lane widths and parking on surrounding roads will help ease problems caused by the trial.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:17 am  

Tuesday 29 September 2020

Repairs to Wandsworth Bridge are expected to continue until at least the middle of November

 The work began in July, with the initial expectation it would last around two months.

The capacity of the bridge has been halved, with four lanes reduced to two.

Vauxhall Bridge is also undergoing repairs until November, and Hammersmith Bridge is out of action indefinitely.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

Tottenham are through to the quarter-finals of the League Cup after beating Chelsea on penalties

Frank Lampard's side had taken an early lead through Timo Werner's first goal for the club, but Erik Lamela equalised for Spurs to ensure it finished 1-all after 90 minutes.

Mason Mount's spot kick was saved to ensure Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho got one over his former team.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:59 pm  

A fund in memory of Sergeant Matt Ratana has been set up by the Metropolitan Police

 Fifty-four-year-old Ratana was shot dead by a handcuffed suspect at Croydon Custody centre on Friday.

The funds will be administered by the Met’s Hayes Sports Club – The Warren, where Matt was a regular visitor.

Anyone wishing to make a donation can do so at


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:07 pm  

Detectives searching for three brothers who they believe were kidnapped by their father have offered a 20-thousand pound reward for information

Imran Safi, who's 26, is accused of using force to take his sons from their foster home in Coulsdon, south London, last month.

Police believe they've left the UK, and say someone knows where they are.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:43 pm  

A woman in Colliers Wood has been rescued from modern slavery

Police initially arrested her for immigration offences, but when they spoke to her in her native tongue, found she was a victim.

She was then dearrested and safeguarding measures were taken.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:35 pm  

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:12 pm  

A woman is in hospital with serious injuries after being attacked in Claygate

A man has been arrested after the incident yesterday afternoon on Telegraph Lane.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, or Crimestoppers to remain anonymous.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:04 pm  

A man needed to be treated for shock after a fire in Surbiton

Half the ground and first floors of the house on Ferguson avenue were damaged by the blaze.

11 calls were made to the brigade during the incident yesterday evening.

The cause is under investigation.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

Fitness is important no matter what your age or ability and especially for your mental health during the pandemic we’re currently facing

Half the battle is being motivated to exercise, whether it’s in a gym or outdoors in the park.

Anna Martin from Ashford has her own fitness company "Anna Martin Fitness" and spoke to us about how we should have a positive attitude towards our bodies:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:50 pm  

Five businesses in Tooting have been fined for failing to say who disposes of their waste

It’s part of a scheme to tackle “cowboy operators” who dump rubbish illegally.

Councillor Steffi Sutters says “Litter blights our town centres, streets and parks and we won’t stand for it”.

The five will have to pay £300 each.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:45 am  

A no confidence motion in the leader of Croydon Council has been unsuccessful

Tony Newman remained in power by 40 votes to 28.

The bill was put forward by the Tories, who said that the council has run up over £1.5bn of debt and is “on the verge of bankruptcy”.

The authority says it’s been “proactive” by setting up an independent panel and not recruiting further staff.

It’s also calling on the government for more money.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:07 am  

Fulham remain bottom of the table and without a point after their first 3 Premier League games of the season

They lost 3-nil to Aston Villa last night.

Boss Scott Parker says, they need to stop being sloppy at the back.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:51 am  

There are calls for people in Wandsworth to have permanent access to coronavirus testing

The Labour MPs in the area are writing to the Health Secretary, calling for high capacity and a permanent site in the area.

People in the area have reported driving 100 miles or paying £250 for a test, if they could get one at all.

They’re also highlighting the need for testing to prevent children missing school.

A Health Spokesperson says: “NHS Test and Trace is providing tests at an unprecedented scale - we are processing more than 200,000 a day on average over the last week – and we are targeting testing capacity at the areas that need it most. More than 1 in 10 people in England have been tested at least once since the service launched.”

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:36 am  

An investigation has been launched after a cat was found in a distressing state in Carshalton

He was found in a green space on Thornton Road last Wednesday morning.

Inspector Emily Buckett from the RSPCA says some of the circumstances are “unusual” and is appealing for information.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:04 am  

A teen from Surrey has raised over £300 for Princess Alice Hospice.

Francesca Briscoe did work experience with the Esher-based charity, which made her decide to study psychology at university.

During lockdown, she started baking cakes and selling them, raising £315 for the hospice.

Princess Alice needs just over £10m a year to run, with less than a quarter of funding coming from the NHS.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 am  

Monday 28 September 2020

Two Beluga whales are enjoying a new way of life after spending a decade performing tricks in a Chinese aquarium.

Alton Towers and Chessington World of Adventures owner Merlin took over the park, and is opposed to keeping whales in captivity.

So Little Grey and Little White now have the freedom of an entire bay in Iceland, where they're getting used to rocks, fish and deep water.

Jessica Whiton from the Sea Life Trust is overseeing their release.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

The Liberal democrat leader Sir Ed Davey has accused Boris Johnson of "failing" Britons during the coronavirus pandemic.

But, in his first party conference speech as leader, he said the Covid-19 pandemic was "showing the best of the British people".

Sir Ed - who spoke about his experiences of caring for his mother, grandmother and son - also promised to be "the voice of the nine million carers" in the UK.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is delighted with the immediate impact Edouard Mendy has made.

They signed the goalkeeper last week following a number of errors from Kepa Arrizabalaga.

Lampard could involve Mendy in tomorrow's League Cup game with Tottenham.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

A candle left unattended is believed to have caused a fire at a house in Mitcham last night

Crews were called at 4am, and ambulance crews took the family to hospital for smoke inhalation.

The brigade is recommending people switch to LED candles.

Firefighter Steve Millea also called it “very fortunate” the smoke alarm did its job, as it “could have been a lot worse."

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

D’Artagnan Arbuah, a singer-songwriter from Teddington has been providing socially distanced street concerts across London during the pandemic

After lock down took its toll on the arts scene he took his music out to his own road, starting during the Clap for Carers Thursday evenings in March.

It cheered his neighbours up so much that he’s ended up having a really successful summer and brought joy to so many, including those in care homes.

People book him online and he then goes and performs for them socially distanced publicly or privately.

He told us how he’s even surprised a bride on her wedding day:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Police in Kew are warning about a spate of “distraction thefts”

It sees thieves put a map or magazine over your phone while asking you for directions, then taking both and leaving.

The Royal Parks Police, who patrol Richmond and Bushy, say it’s the biggest problem they see.

They’re asking people to be mindful of their surroundings and keep an eye on their possessions if they’re approached.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:42 pm  

A number of celebrities are asking the Prime Minister to bring refugee families back together

Sir Patrick Stewart, Olivia Colman, Dame Emma Thompson and Barnes resident Gary Lineker are among 70 celebrities urging the PM to reunite refugee families.

At the moment, adult refugees can sponsor immediate family members to join them, but child refugees cannot.

In an open letter, the stars call for Boris Johnson to change lives with the "stroke of a pen".

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:56 pm  

Malta wants a prehistoric shark tooth which was given as a present to Prince George by Sir David Attenborough, back.

The country's culture minister says the fossil should be put on display on the island where it was discovered.

Richmond resident Attenborough found it during a family holiday in the late '60s, but gave it to the prince as he was promoting his latest Netflix documentary at the weekend.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:05 pm  

Uber has won a legal battle to restore its London operating licence

The city's transport regulator had stripped it from the taxi app over safety concerns.

But it'll be issued a new permit after a judge ruled the firm is now 'fit and proper'.

Competition lawyer Michelle Meagher says Transport for London will now have to work with Uber.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

A moped rider has been taken to hospital, after a collision in Sutton

The air ambulance needed to be called following the incident yesterday morning on Oakhill Road.

It was between the moped and a car.

The man in his 20s doesn’t have life-threatening injuries, and there have been no arrests.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

A second man has been charged after a man was found on fire near Mitcham Common

28-year-old Aaron Williams from Thornton Heath is accused of murder and possession of an offensive weapon.

The body of 23-year-old Loike Guei was found on the 17th of September on Commonside East.

33-year-old Raphael Kokkinos from the Streatham area will appear at the Old Bailey tomorrow.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:08 am  

A singer-songwriter from Teddington has been providing socially distanced street concerts across London

D’Artagnan Arbuah says lock-down financially decimated the arts scene; he wasn’t even allowed to busk.

He created a system where people would book him online and he’d then go and perform privately in their gardens.

D’Artagnan says it’s been a way of beating the Covid blues.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:34 am  

A man's still being questioned after being arrested as part of the investigation into the murder of a police officer in a custody suite in Croydon

He’s being held on suspicion of supplying a firearm.

Yesterday, more tributes were paid to Sergeant Matt Ratana, as part of National Police Memorial Day, which honours officers who died in the line of duty.

Matt was a coach at East Grinstead Rugby Club and its chair Bob Marsh says he'll be missed.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:22 am  

A new ITV drama focusing on the honour killing of a 20 year old woman from Mitcham begins tonight

Banaz Mahmod was murdered in 2006 on the orders of her family because she ended a forced marriage and started another relationship.

Her father, uncle and three cousins were later convicted of her murder.

“Murdered for wanting a life” will feature Keeley Hawes. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:09 am  

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The suspect in the murder of Sergeant Matt Ratana in Croydon has been named as 23 year old Louis De Zoysa

54 year old Ratana died in hospital after being shot in a custody suite on Friday morning.

Mr De Zoysa is believed to have also shot himself and is critically ill in hospital 

Sergeant Ratana who was originally from Hawke’s Bay in New Zealand is the 8th officer to be shot dead in the UK in the past 20 years.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:15 pm  

A fire in Thornton Heath last Tuesday is thought to have been caused by a toaster.

It is believed the toaster was accidently left on, damaging Part of a six-roomed flat on the first floor of a building in London Road.

There were no reports of any injuries.

London Fire Brigade’s reminding people it’s important to switch off electrical appliances when they’re not in use.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

A woman remains in a serious condition after a dog knocked her over in Nonsuch park in Ewell on Friday morning.

The woman, who is in her 60s, was walking alone at around 10.45 when the medium-sized brown dog jumped up at her, causing her to fall on to the concrete path.

She is currently being treated for a fractured skull in hospital and her condition is described as serious.

Police would like to speak with the three people who were with the dog at the time of the incident.

They are also urging any witnesses to come forward as a matter of urgency.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:16 pm  

The suspect in the murder of a MET police officer in Croydon has been named as Louis De Zoysa from Norbury.

Sergeant Matt Ratana, who was 54, died in hospital after being shot in a custody suite early on Friday.

Mr De Zoysa, who it’s believed also shot himself, is critically ill in hospital.

Another man has been arrested in Norwich on suspicion of supplying a firearm.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:41 pm  

Chelsea Women have lost 2-1 to Everton in their FA Cup quarter final.

The Blues wasted a number of good chances in the opening 20 minutes at Goodison Park.

Everton now join Arsenal Ladies in the semis.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:15 pm  

Police investigating the murder of Metropolitan Police Sergeant Matt Ratana say a man’s been arrested in Norwich on suspicion of supplying a firearm.

Four crime scenes are being searched in connection with the killing at Croydon's custody suite early on Friday.

Sergeant Ratana has been remembered as part of National Police Memorial Day – with the commissioner of the Metropolitan force calling him an "extraordinary person."

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:31 pm  

27 arrests have been made in a week by Surrey Police as part of the County Lines operation to combat drug dealing.

They’ve also seized over £10,000 worth of crack cocaine and heroin, ‘unquantified’ amounts of cannabis and over £20,000 in cash.

Across the country, more than a thousand arrests have been made and a £1,000,000 worth of Class A drugs seized in the fight against organised crime.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:14 pm  

Sergeant Matt Ratana, who was fatally shot in a south London custody suite on Friday, has been remembered on National Police Memorial Day.

Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick says the officer, who was nearing retirement, will be sorely missed.

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She's laid a wreath in central London in tribute to all fallen officers.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

Professional dog walkers in Hammersmith and Fulham will have to apply for a licence from October the 1st.

They’ll have to pay an annual fee if they want to continue in the job.

The council says it’s made the decision to cut down on dog fouling.

Residents had also raised concerns about increasing numbers of professional dog walkers.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

West Brom boss Slaven Bilic was livid V-A-R didn't intervene after throwing away a 3-nil lead to draw 3-all with Chelsea in the Premier League.

He felt Kai Havertz handled the ball in the build up to Tammy Abraham's stoppage time equaliser.

Speaking to Sky Sports News, Bilic wasn't impressed.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

Demolition work on a number of buildings in New Malden is due to start “imminently.”

Kingston Council agreed the parade of shops in Coombe Road could be replaced with a number of blocks of flats and shops in 2018.

That’s despite concerns from residents about the development’s density and pressure on nearby infrastructure such as GP surgeries.

The shops have been empty ever since, with residents claiming they only found out about the demolition work when signs went up.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 am  

Police are searching four crime scenes in connection with the killing of an officer inside a custody suite in croydon.

Scotland Yard has also revealed investigators have recovered the gun used to shoot Sergeant Matt Ratana.

The 23-year-old suspect remains in a critical condition in hospital.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:21 am  

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