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Saturday 27 February 2021

A decision on whether the redevelopment of the Wisley Interchange can go ahead will be made in May.

Highways England says the multi million-pound project is needed to help reduce delays, smooth traffic flow and create safer journeys.

But RHS Wisley launched a petition against the plans in 2018, signed by 134,000, stating vital woodland would be lost in the process. 

The Secretary of State will make the final decision on whether or not the scheme will go ahead.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:41 pm  

A charity which provides rowing to schools and prisoners says they’d have to close if the current plans for the Hammersmith Bridge ferry go ahead.

Fulham Reach Boat Club says the scale of the development at Harrod’s Wharf would mean they couldn’t operate.

CEO Steve O’Conner says they’ve noticed psychological benefits among prisoners.

A consultation is running on Richmond Council’s website.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:22 pm  

Surge testing has begun in Wimbledon Park to track the South African variant of covid-19.

Merton Council have launched a week-long programme of enhanced testing after a case was found with no link to recent travel.

The case was found in early February, where the council has since aimed to take a “more targeted” approach.

The council is asking anybody over the age of 16 with no symptoms and lives, works, or travels through Wimbledon Park to get tested.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:01 pm  

The MP for Brentford and Isleworth says more needs to be done for the aviation industry post-Covid.

Ruth Cadbury has previously asked for more support for communities impacted by the decline of operations at Heathrow.

She claims she has been told by the aviation sector that it won't return to pre-Covid levels for five years.

Ms Cadbury is looking for an extension to the furlough scheme and support for businesses to transition into other sectors.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:09 am  

The High Sheriff of Surrey has welcomed newsreader Sir Trevor McDonald OBE for encouraging those from BAME backgrounds to be vaccinated.

Shahid Azeem DL appreciated Sir Trevor visiting Woking to appear in an NHS video.

The former resident of Guildford reassured members of the BAME community the vaccine is safe and essential in the fight against covid-19.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:04 am  

England can deny Wales rugby union's Six Nations 'Triple Crown' by beating them in Cardiff this afternoon.

Their opponents have begun with victories over Ireland and Scotland, but the defending champions haven't made the best start.

They suffered a shock defeat to the Scots at Twickenham, before recording a less than convincing win over Italy.

England head coach Eddie Jones says it's set up for a brilliant encounter.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:26 am  

The mayor of London has downgraded the capital’s Covid-19 “major incident” status.

Coronavirus cases have reduced “significantly” since it was brought on 8 January when Sadiq Khan warned cases were “out of control”.

But Mr Khan warns Londoners need to remain on “high alert” as cases remain high.

The move comes after the UK’s chief medical officers decided the UK’s alert level should be reduced from level five to level four.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:30 am  

Hammersmith and Fulham has seemingly had the biggest jump in affordability in Britain for people trying to get on the property ladder.

Five years ago, the typical first-time buyer would have spent almost 16 times their earnings, but it’s fallen to 12 now.

Kensington and Chelsea is apparently the least affordable location overall.

Nationwide Building Society research has found the typical first-time buyer would spend almost 17 times their earnings.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 am  

Kingston has put council tax up for the third year running.

It’s to go up by the maximum 5% after councillors agreed the move at a meeting last night.

The authority needs to make savings of £7.4 million this year.

This means the council tax for a Band D property is now £2,057.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 am  

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel says there's no doubting Sunday's Premier League clash with Manchester United is huge for both sides.

Victory for the Londoners would move them into the top four - just three points behind second placed United.

Tuchel has already faced them twice this season when he was in charge of Paris Saint-Germain.

He'd like to think that can give his new side the edge.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 am  

Friday 26 February 2021

Richmond Council is to hold a virtual meeting to give residents an update on the Hammersmith Bridge closure.

Measures to reduce the impact on businesses and those living nearby will be up for discussion.

There will also be an update on the proposals put forward so far which include a ferry service and a temporary bridge.

The meeting is open to all and registration must be completed by 5pm on Wednesday the 17th of March.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

Sixty years after they implanted the UK’s first ever pacemaker, a team at St George’s Hospital have now implanted the world’s smallest one.

 It’s the size of a large vitamin capsule, and goes directly in the heart.

Standard ones are placed in the chest with wires connecting to the organ.

Dr Fadi Jouhra says it’s a “big step forward in patient treatment”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Richmond’s Council leader has been giving residents an update on the Coronavirus situation in the borough.

Gareth Roberts has revealed there have been 145 new cases reported in the last week.

He says although lockdown is bringing infections down, we must still follow the rules, which include staying indoors.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Parkrun is planning to return in England on the 5th of June.

Every Saturday, hundreds of thousands of people take part in the free, timed 5 kilometres, but it's been cancelled since last March because of the pandemic.

Junior Parkrun, a 3k event, is likely to go ahead from the 11th of April - but only up to the age of 10 at first.

There are no dates yet for the rest of the UK.

The Twickenham-based company says not to do anything for the moment, and will be in touch “shortly” regarding the process for reopening.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

Residents in New Malden are being asked to look out for Cuckooing after a police raid last week.

Cuckooing sees the victim befriended by a drug dealer who moves into their home and turns it into a drugs den.

Targets are often lonely, isolated and vulnerable people who could even be drug users themselves.

Tell tale signs are increased visitors to an address, use of drugs in public areas and secure doors wedged open.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

The stables in Teddington at the centre of a massive fundraising success have been invited to Buckingham Palace by the Queen

Park Lane has raised over £1 million which will allow it to continue operating after it was faced with the threat of closure last year.  

Volunteers have been invited to the palace once it is safe to visit.  

They say, “it’s a fairy tale to get the royal seal of approval.”

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:10 pm  

People in New Malden are being warned about a group knocking on doors asking for cash

A number of residents had visits over the weekend from people claiming to be collecting on behalf of a mental health charity. 

Other so called “Nottingham knockers” include people pretending to be builders or people selling goods on behalf of charity.

Residents are being advised to display no cold calling signs and not open the door to strangers.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:48 pm  

There’s still confusion about why teachers across Surrey were told to head to Epsom Downs for a Covid vaccination

 Lucy Mayer reports:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Surge Covid testing has begun in Wimbledon Park

It’s after the South African strain was discovered there. 

Anyone over 16 who has no symptoms and lives, works or travels to the area should get a test.

A similar, and unrelated, testing programme in the nearby Pollards Hill area has so far found no new cases of the variant.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:35 pm  

It’s hoped the wedding industry can now start to get back on its feet following the Government’s roadmap announcement

From March the 29th, ceremonies will be able to proceed with six attendees but will no longer be limited to exceptional circumstances.

Emily Mitchell, co-owner of The Dress in Teddington, says the last year will have a knock-on effect on the ones to come.  

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:02 pm  

A two-day old cow has been stolen from a farm in Staines

He was taken overnight between last Tuesday and last Wednesday.

The Black Dexter calf is still reliant on his mother at his age.

He was in a field with his mother and other cows, but no other ones were taken in the theft.

If you have any information, contact police on 101, or Crimestoppers to remain anonymous.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:01 pm  

England’s first sewage-powered heating system is coming to Kingston

More than 2,000 homes could be powered by heat from the murky battery below.

The council aims to achieve net zero emissions by 2030, and be carbon neutral by 2038.

Up to seven gigawatts could be supplied per year, first to the Cambridge Road Estate, then to public buildings in the town centre.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:04 am  

The first people to be released from the UK's strict hotel quarantine system have been speaking about their experience

Arrivals into England from high risk countries have been required to quarantine in hotels for 10 nights at a cost of £1,750 a person.

In Scotland the rules apply to any destination.

Elaine and Wagner Araujo left their hotel near Heathrow Airport.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:32 am  

A man has been arrested on suspicion of drug dealing during a dawn raid in Sutton

Five specialist police officers supported officers from the local area, and executed a warrant in Crown Road yesterday.

A 37-year-old man with a history of violence is in custody.

It was part of an operation which targets those involved in criminality on encrypted devices.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:30 am  

The body of a man has been found in the river in West Molesey

Police were called yesterday morning at around quarter to 8, to the River Mole near Ray Road.

He’s thought to be in his late 50s to mid-70s, with short, receding grey hair and blue eyes, and a mole on his back.

He was wearing two white vests, and tracksuit trousers with jeans over the top.

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

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:04 am  

Thursday 25 February 2021

People in Teddington are being urged to have their say on the future of a popular community centre.

 Richmond Council has given the green light for Elleray Hall to be turned into 100% affordable housing.

The existing centre will be relocated to North Lane East car park.

The council says the current building has reached the end of its useful life and is too costly to maintain. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:41 pm  

Amazon has donated 100 devices to children in Wandsworth to help them with their studies

 Almost 5,000 laptops have been donated to families across the borough during the pandemic.

Isabel Chapman, from the council's Power to Connect scheme, says the pandemic has shown "how important digital equality is".

The initiative is run by volunteers, who refurbish and distribute the devices to schools.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:02 pm  

Chelsea Football Club is continuing to offer free hotel rooms to NHS staff at its Stamford Bridge hotel

 Bosses say it's part of their effort to help the community during the current lockdown.

Club supporters have also been providing food parcels to NHS staff and pensioner groups via Refuge and NHS Charities Together.

The club is also putting £10,000 into an appeal to help those most in need and will match-fund the next £10,000 raised by fans. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Park Lane Stables in Teddington has thanked Radio Jackie listeners for their support in smashing a fundraising target

The site in Teddington, which specialises in lessons for people with disabilities, had to raise over £1 million to buy its premises, or close.  

The target was reached last week after months of campaigning. 

Here’s owner Natalie O’Rourke:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

22 people are facing fines after police shut down a party at a barber shop in Croydon

The force was called just before midnight last Friday to the shop on London Road.

The organiser has been reported for a £10,000 fixed penalty notice.

Inspecter Kathy Morteo “everyone knows that it is neither lawful nor safe for such events to take place while the country is dealing with COVID-19.”

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:30 pm  

A man has been arrested in Epsom on suspicion of an incident which took place in Elmbridge

Police were called yesterday when a man was “acting suspiciously” and looking into houses.

The area was searched and he was arrested on suspicion of burglary.

Police say that it could not have happened without a report from a member of the public.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

A family from Putney is trying to raise money for their child’s stem cell treatment

 At the age of eight weeks, Tiago suffered a hypoxia brain injury, and spent ten months in hospital.

He now can’t sit unsupported, walk, see, or even swallow.

His parents are looking to raise £40,000 for the 23-day treatment.

To donate and find out more head to or click here

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

A 45 year old man has been arrested following a series of knifepoint robberies across south west London

The incidents took place between October 2020 and today at supermarkets in Hounslow, Ealing, and Richmond.

Officers also recovered a large kitchen knife during this morning’s arrest.

In each of the cases, the suspect is alleged to have waited for the store to be opened by staff members, before threatening them with a knife. 

In total, over £25,000 worth of cash and goods were stolen.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:25 pm  

For every £10 spent at galleries and theatres, a further £13 is spent to benefit the local economy

That’s according to new research by the University of Surrey, which says that arts venues are a vital contribution to town income and well-being.

The Yvonne Arnaud Theatre in Guildford helped with the study, and its boss Joanna Read says helping people access great art “has proven to be so beneficial”.

The extra spend is mostly in the retail and food and drink sectors. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:55 pm  

Developers applying to build homes or offices in parts of Runnymede will soon need to pay towards the community

The council is introducing a scheme where improvements to roads, schools, parks and playgrounds will be part-funded by a levy.

Social housing, charitable developments, and residential extensions are exempt from the charge.

It’ll be calculated on a pounds per square metre basis, with different charges in different parts of the borough.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:05 pm  

Chelsea FC is to provide exercise equipment and virtual fitness classes for older people in West London

Hotel rooms at Stamford Bridge are to again be set aside for the free use of NHS workers in need.

It’s running the “check in with Chelsea” campaign, supporting children’s education and offering activity packs and healthy lifestyle information.

The club is putting in £10,000, and says they will match the next £10,000 raised on their just giving page.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:06 am  

A children’s life coach from Wallington says plans to recover lost school time needs to be done gradually

The government has promised an extra £420 million in funding in an effort to make up for lessons lost to the pandemic.

But Cassie Swift believes the “anxiety of the uncertainty” remains amongst youngsters.

She says we need to build children’s confidence so they can thrive.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:35 am  

Giant sandcastles could soon be cropping up across Surrey

Surrey Wildlife Trust has begun a nature conservation project to try and encourage Sand Martins back to the county after 25 years.

The tiny, 12 centimetre brown and white birds, are the smallest in Britain’s Swallow and Martin family.

The first 20 metre wide sandcastle will be constructed near Redhill ready for the birds’ return migration from Africa in the spring. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:32 am  

Drivers who fail to turn their engines off at level crossings or while sitting in traffic could be fined £20

31 London councils including Richmond and Kingston are taking part in the support ‘Engines Off. Every Stop’ campaign.

It is estimated that up to 4,000 Londoners die prematurely every year due to long-term exposure to air pollution.  

 Richmond Council engaged with 8,872 idling drivers to raise awareness of the issue last year.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:03 am  

Wednesday 24 February 2021

The Football Association's recommended the seasons below the National League North and South should end immediately

It follows a survey of clubs.

They've been badly hit by the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

Local teams like Kingstonian, and Tolworth based Corinthian Casuals along with Leatherhead are all faced with the prospect of an early end to their season.

The decision to finish the campaign early will need to be agreed by the FA Council.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:29 pm  

Only two boroughs in Surrey have recorded more than 100 cases of coronavirus in the past seven days.

Woking has recorded 144, while Spelthorne has recorded 106.

In early January, every borough had at least 500, with Reigate and Banstead showing over 1,200.

887 cases have been diagnosed across the whole county in the past week.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:42 pm  

A man has appeared to try and burgle a house in Burgh Heath, but taken nothing, leaving a necklace in the porch.

On Tuesday the 16th of February, at around 9pm, a man called at the home and claimed his ball was in the owner’s back garden.

She refused and told him to come back the next day, but when she woke up the next morning, the side gate was open.

The necklace does not belong to the occupant, and it’s believed to have been stolen in a burglary.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:41 pm  

A former boarding schoolteacher from Weybridge has been jailed for historic sex offences.

72-year-old Charles Phillip Johnson has been convicted of crimes that took place between 1976 and 1979.

He’s previously been jailed for assaults between 1979 and 1980.

He’s been sentenced to two years and five months in prison.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:40 pm  

Heathrow should give up on its plans to expand the airport.

That’s according to anti expansion campaigners.

Bosses have reported £2bn worth of losses in 2020 and a renewed request for financial support from Government.

 The No 3rd Runway coalition says bosses should work on “building back better” and focusing on their customers.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:39 pm  

Two people have been arrested in dawn raids as part of an investigation into human trafficking.

Police searched six addresses across Hounslow, Croydon, Newham and Barnet yesterday morning.

A 25-year-old man and a 24-year-old woman are suspected of controlling prostitution for gain and to hide criminal property.

They’re alleged to be part of an organised crime group, which is running brothels.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Heathrow airport has posted a £2bn annual loss

It says that is demonstrates the “devastating impact of COVID-19 on aviation”.

However, the airport says it has enough money to sustain itself for another two years.

CEO John Holland-Kaye repeated his calls for the aviation sector to reopen to help the economy.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

A loft fire that started this afternoon in a detached house in Roehampton has been confined to the eaves of the roof.

40 firefighters removed tiles from the house in Roedean Crescent to expose the underlying wood and damp down remaining hot spots.

Salvage operations are continuing and there are no reports of any injuries. 

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:39 pm  

A man has been fined £800 after his dog caused a deer stampede in Bushy Park that ended up with a boy being hospitalised.

52-year-old Finn Schioldan’s dog got off the lead, and chased the animal into a father and three children who were cycling.

The deer tried to leap over the family, but hit the boy, causing rib and head injuries.

Royal Parks are urging every dog walker to keep a tight hold on their dog.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

Vaccine hesitancy among the BAME communities is still a real concern.

Some health bosses are calling for a more targeted effort to reach those worried about having the jab. 

Dr Patrick Gibson sits on the governing body of the NHS Southwest Clinical Commissioning Group.

He tells us some of the common myths surrounding the vaccine.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

A man has been thanked for taking part in a life-saving study at the Institute of Cancer Research in Sutton.

 John Sutton, who had a family history of prostate cancer, was monitored regularly as part of the research.

He originally had no evidence of cancer but over a few years, markers in his blood were on the rise, indicating he had the disease. 

He was successfully treated with robotic “Da Vinci” surgery and 15 months later celebrated his recovery with a 140-mile Himalayan trek.

Prof Ros Eeles Consultant Clinical Oncologist heading the study says;

 “We are very grateful to John for taking part in our research studies. There is a close partnership between the ICR and The Royal Marsden to enable discoveries in the lab to be rapidly applied to clinical trials and care. We have established a prostate risk clinic at The Royal Marsden to translate our research advances in prostate cancer genetics. “John’s story shows how the involvement of patients in our research helps us to make the discoveries which we hope will diagnose cancers earlier when they are easier to treat and more likely to be cured.”

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

A driver has been given a suspended sentence, disqualified, and fined for drug driving in Chertsey.

 A driver has been given a suspended sentenced, disqualified, and fined for drug driving in Chertsey.

In the early hours on the 21st of June, a BMW failed to stop on the M3 and didn’t stop until junction 9, near Winchester.

The driver lost control and collided into the barrier.

Two people were arrested for theft of a motor vehicle and dangerous driving, but it turned out the car wasn’t stolen as first thought.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:07 pm  

The Chelsea Black Cab Rapist, John Worboys, has lost an appeal challenging one of his life sentences.

He was jailed for a minimum of six years in December 2019 after spiking the drinks of four women.

The 63-year-old was first jailed for 19 sex offences against 12 victims in 2009, including one who was attacked on her way home to East Sheen.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:05 pm  

Aviation bosses say it's "critical" digital health checks are developed to allow travel to return to normal

They're calling for an app to be designed which passengers can use to show their coronavirus test results and vaccine status.

Heathrow's reported a £2bn loss last year as a result of global lockdowns.

The airport's chief executive John Holland-Kaye says the industry can only recover if going abroad is made easier.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:01 pm  

The case of a man accused of threatening and racially harassing former English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson has been dropped

Muhammad Abdul Basir from Mitcham previously denied the charges and was due to go on trial next month for uploading videos in 2019.

But the prosecution's applied for a post-acquittal restraining order against the 24-year-old.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:03 pm  

People will have to pay £1.55 to use the proposed Hammersmith Bridge ferry

It’s expected to be running by the summer, although the two companies which have submitted bids haven’t had them formally accepted yet.

TfL has already spent £16.7m on the scheme, with the cost of the bridge repair expected to be up to £163m.

The operator has already received bailouts of nearly £3bn.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:07 am  

The Muslim Council of Britain has launched its “Operation Vaccine” campaign to try and encourage people to have the jab

In a bid to reassure, some places of worship have been converted into temporary clinics.

Shannon Katiyo is Wandsworth’s director of public health.

He has this special message for the Muslim community.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:32 am  

A former Kingston University student has had her clothing collection for high street retailer River Island unveiled

Lucy Saunders beat off competition from design students around the globe to win the MTV Music Meets Fashion Competition.

The 24-year-old triumphed over entrants from 21 fashion schools in the UK, US, Mexico.

The eight-piece collection was showcased online at the close of London Fashion Week.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:30 am  

Two men who posed as police officers to burgle a home in Putney are being hunted

On the 6th of January, they knocked on the door, handcuffed the occupant, stole cash, then left with him still in cuffs.

It’s believed it’s linked to an incident on the 8th of January, where two men in baseball caps and masks tried to force entry into a home in Richmond.

They also claimed to be police officers, when questioned by neighbours.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:50 am  

Tuesday 23 February 2021

It’s just under 500 days to go until the women’s Euro 2022 football tournament.

The new logo for the games has been announced, with the word Euro in a circular blue style, beneath the trophy.

Brentford Community Stadium will host three group B games, and one of the quarter finals.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:07 pm  

Twickenham’s MP is calling for more to be done to recognise children’s mental health during the Covid pandemic.

Lib Dem Munira Wilson is calling on the government to ring fence a “Resilience Fund.”

She explains how it would help.  

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:34 pm  

There are reports of two men posing as RSPCA inspectors trying to steal puppies in Cobham and Thames Ditton.

The pair are allegedly travelling round in a fake branded van with false branded clothing. 

The reports have led the animal charity to issue a warning to people to contact the police, as it is considered a criminal matter. 

Dog owners are also being urged to make sure their pets are neutered, micro-chipped and wearing an ID tag.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:51 pm  

The latest proposals for Twickenham Riverside have been given the thumbs up by residents.

Feedback from a public consultation has revealed more than half of those asked would be “more likely to visit” an improved site.

Architects and Richmond Council have spent the last year putting residents’ ideas collated from a public competition into a design.

The scheme will deliver housing, offices, shops, a café and restaurant and open space while relocating the Diamond Jubilee Gardens.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:57 pm  

Hounslow council says it will arrange a funeral for a homeless man in Chiswick.

John Dwyer, who was in his 70s, had lived beneath the A4 flyover at Chiswick roundabout for more than 30 years. 

The council says numerous efforts to re-home him failed and he passed away last month. 

Efforts to locate relatives of Mr Dwyer have also been unsuccessful.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:55 pm  

A man has pleaded guilty to driving while disqualified in Richmond Park.

Stefan Oakley from Sutton has been handed a suspended 4-month jail sentence and banned from driving until September 2023. 

Police seized his van after what officers said were “many lies” and he was also fined more than £200.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:57 pm  

Sir David Attenborough believes it's now too late to avoid climate change - but says the world still has a chance to avoid an unstoppable tipping point

He's been speaking before a session of the United Nations Security Council.

The broadcaster and Richmond resident, who's 94, has issued a rallying cry to governments about their responsibilities:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Police have shut down a party at a barber shop in Croydon

22 people are facing fines after officers were called out on Friday night.

Officers say they identified a clear evidence of breaches of Health Protection Regulations and dispersed those present.

The organiser of the event was also reported for consideration of a £10,000 Fixed Penalty Notice.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:45 pm  

Five people across London, Surrey and Hampshire have been charged with conspiracy to import class A drugs

Among them is 42-year-old Alan Harris from Brentford, and 55-year-old John Anderson from Hampton.

Four of them are men, who have been remanded in custody, while a woman has been released on bail.

It’s follows a joint investigation with police in Spain after a large quantity of cocaine was seized in Madrid.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:19 pm  

Two police dogs have helped with the arrest of a suspected drug dealer in Wandsworth

Over the weekend, the suspect was seen to throw items out of the rear window of a house, then tried to climb out himself.

However, when he saw PD Stanley waiting, he went back inside and opened the door to officers.

PD Stella then began a search for further drugs, and found several large lumps of uncut heroin and rocks of crack cocaine.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:24 pm  

Chelsea face Atletico Madrid in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie tonight

The London club meet the side in Bucharest, with the match being switched from Spain due to Covid-19 travel restrictions.

Manager Thomas Tuchel is unbeaten since arriving at Stamford Bridge, but he knows tonight could be his hardest match yet.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:30 pm  

Two weeks after a teenage boy was found dead in New Malden, Police are renewing their appeal for information

A postmortem did not establish Alfie Lawton’s cause of death, and further tests will now take place.

Police were called on Monday the 8th, where the 15-year-old was found dead in Green Lane Recreation Ground.

His cause of death is being treated as unexplained, but not suspicious.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:04 pm  

Less than 1,000 cases of COVID-19 have been recorded in Surrey in the past seven days

The last time that milestone was reached was mid-October.

However, cases are up slightly in Surrey Heath, and the County Council says they’re monitoring the situation closely.

Spelthorne still has the highest rate, but only at 127 per 100,000.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:09 am  

A third person has been charged with murder following the fatal stabbing of Hani Solomon in Parsons Green

A 17-year-old male was arrested on Sunday and was charged yesterday with murder and grievous bodily harm.

He will appear in custody at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Tuesday the 23rd February.

Police were called shortly before 19:00hrs on the 11th of February to reports of a stabbing in Ackmar Road. 

18-year-old Hani Solomon was pronounced dead at the scene.

Two people have previously been charged.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:11 am  

Drivers are being encouraged to turn their engine off every time they park

Hounslow Councillor Katherine Dunne says “leaving a vehicle engine on whilst it is parked is not acceptable”.

It’s estimated that long-term exposure to air pollution contributed to the deaths of more than 4,000 Londoners in 2019 alone.

We’re also being urged to walk or cycle whenever possible.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:41 am  

Chelsea legend Paul Canoville is no longer critically ill.

The 58-year-old former winger was admitted to hospital early this month.

His charitable foundation says that he has a “long road to recovery but he has started that journey”.

It adds that “get well cards are now gratefully accepted at Chelsea and Westminster hospital by post”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 am  

Monday 22 February 2021

British Airways has boosted its liquidity by £2.45bn pounds as it deals with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Heathrow-based airline's reached a final agreement on a loan underwritten by a series of banks, and partially guaranteed by the Government.

It follows a sharp fall in demand because of international lockdowns, with passenger numbers not expected to return to normal until 2023.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

An illegal wolf skin rug has been seized in Tooting.

It was made recently, and sold to an unknown party.

It follows the seizure of a monkey skin jacket last month in the area, believed to be made from the skins of endangered primates.

The Met Police Wildlife Crime Unit is cracking down on the sale of illegal furs.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

The man alleged to have killed a police sergeant at a custody suite in Croydon is reportedly “seriously ill” with coronavirus.

The Sun reports that Louis De Zoysa was critically ill for weeks at St George’s Hospital in Tooting.

He has been under guard for the past five months.

There are suspicions he may never recover enough to be charged over the killing of Sergeant Matt Ratana.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

A row over pay and conditions is behind bus strikes in London.

Today and tomorrow, members of Unite the Union at Quality Line in Epsom, who are employed by RATP, are walking out.

They’re among 2,000 across the capital striking this week.

Michelle Braveboy, Regional Director at Unite, says one of the changes in terms is a 10 hour driving time.

We’ve contacted RATP for comment.

Claire Mann, director of Bus Operations at TfL, says “We urge all parties to sit down and talk through the issues to try and resolve them as soon as possible.”

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

Fire crews have been called to a late-night blaze in Chiswick

Part of a four-roomed flat on the third floor of a building on British Grove has been damaged.

The brigade were called just after 1.30 this morning, smoke was seen coming out of the window.

There are no reports of any injuries, and the cause is under investigation.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:20 pm  

Some bus drivers in Epsom are walking out today and tomorrow, in a row over pay and conditions

It’s part of a wider strike from Unite the Union, that will see 2,000 London bus drivers employed by RATP walk out.

Claire Mann, director of Bus Operations at TfL, says “We urge all parties to sit down and talk through the issues to try and resolve them as soon as possible.”

Michelle Braveboy, Regional Officer for Unite, says drivers don’t want to have taken this action.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:30 pm  

The new head of AFC Wimbledon has lost his first game in charge

Mark Robinson says the second half of the game against Peterborough was “disappointing”.

He says that they had played “okay” in the first half, but when the opposition changed their play style, they didn’t react.

They were beaten 3-nil, meaning they’re still in the relegation zone.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:01 pm  

People who commit domestic abuse in Sutton are to be worked with to change their behaviour

In the borough, there are 250 known perpetrators causing high risk to victims, and many are repeat offenders.

The Drive scheme works to protect victims and survivors by challenging those who commit it, and works to remove barriers to change.

Councillor Jean Crossby says it’s a “holistic approach” and that tackling the problem is a “priority”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:06 am  

The government is to fund proper fire alarms in up to 460 buildings nationwide

Currently, some blocks have people patrolling as a “waking watch”, at the cost of the building owner.

£16.1m is to be spent in Greater London to replace them.

In October, the government found 11-20 high rises in Wandsworth are unlikely to meet building regulations due to cladding.

Salvi Vittozzi from Advanced Apollo Fire Systems says many buildings are built for the “stay put policy”.

He says this will be the safest for those, but buildings should be constantly reassessed.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:43 am  

More than 2,000 London bus drivers are striking this week over pay and conditions

That includes at Quality Line in Epsom, where members of the Unite Union are walking out today and tomorrow.

It's understood some are facing a pay cut of £2,500 a year.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:30 am  

A man has died and another is seriously injured in a collision in Staines

Police were called around 6 yesterday evening to Shepperton Road in Laleham, where a motorcycle had hit a car.

There were two people on the scrambler-type bike, and one was declared dead at the scene.

The driver of the blue BMW was uninjured.

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

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:13 am  

Sunday 21 February 2021

Vulnerable residents in Richmond can now apply for easy-to-use video communication tablets.

These devices allow people with little to no technological experience to keep in touch with their loved ones and carers.

In partnership with Alcove, Richmond Council is providing Alcove Video Carephone devices to provide virtual care and health and wellbeing support.  

The Carephones can be easily used by those who would otherwise be at risk of social isolation to make video calls with family and 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:42 pm  

Richmond Foodbank has launched an emergency appeal for food donations.

100% of the food distributed is donated by the public, that’s why your food donations are absolutely vital.

The foodbank relies on goodwill and support, especially with hugely increased demand during the Covid pandemic. 

If you can, please consider making a donation at one of their drop off food donations sites.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:52 pm  

People living on an estate in Nine Elms have been handed a cash grant to make the area greener.

Residents on the Savona Estate have been awarded the money as part of Wandsworth Council’s ‘Sown from Home’ project.

They will be provided materials and help to grow plants and vegetables which will then be planted across the estate.

The Covid-secure project also aims to tackle lockdown loneliness and boredom experienced by young families and elderly residents.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:27 pm  

Police are trying to locate the owners of belongings dumped on the side of the road in Weybridge.


The items, which include two scooters, a childs car seat and some clothing, were found on Byfleet Road. 

Police think they have been dumped from a stolen vehicle. 

You can view images of the items on our Twitter feed, just search for Jackie News.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:24 pm  

Police have arrested someone after a search warrant was conducted at a property in Shepperton.

On Wednesday the 17th of February, officers searched the house after a collation of intelligence of drug activity.

One person was arrested following the findings of various items linking to drug activity.

Police are reminding residents If they have any concerns regarding drug activity in their area, don’t hesitate to contact police.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:15 pm  

Budding musicians across SW London are being encouraged to submit their material as part of new competition.

Powerjam wants to hear original music, with the winner receiving a production session and access to streaming platforms.

Before lockdown, Powerjam’s musicians performed gigs at the likes of Richmond Riverside and Strawberry Hill Music Festivals.

But the pandemic has brough the music industry to a standstill.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

People who are struggling with money worries are being offered a lifeline by a Kingston based charity.

Christians Against Poverty offers free advice and help including jobs hubs, life skills courses and budgeting exercises.

Gayle Hanslik from the charity, says the Coronavirus pandemic has made many people’s situations much worse.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

A 14 year old boy has been arrested in Esher for the possession of a bladed article.

On the 2nd of February, Officers were on patrol when they noticed a boy acting suspiciously and ran away when he saw the officers.

He was quickly located and found to be in possession of a large kitchen knife.

The 14-year-old boy from West Molesey was arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon in a public place.

He has been released under investigation.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

Richmond Council says its environmental ambitions are still on target despite the Coronavirus pandemic.

It’s been a year since its Climate Emergency Strategy was published.

Tackling food waste, switching to greener energy, and tree planting were some of the key priorities set out in the document.   

In an update, the authority says it has transitioned to using only energy from renewable sources such as wind farms.

It has also established a nursery for the endangered and rare black poplar clone trees on Barnes Common.

The Council has also taken part in the Carbon Disclosure Project which rates authorities on climate work and it achieved a B rating.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

Confirmed Coronavirus cases has halved in Kensington and Chelsea.

The news has been released as part of the council’s weekly update.

At the start of February, there were 270 confirmed cases in the borough – last week there were 135.

The council says although this is welcome news, the safety advice such as “hands, face, space” still applies. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 am  

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