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Saturday 17 April 2021

The MP for Carshalton and Wallington has said the DofE Award helped him come out of his shell

Elliott Colburn, has thanked Prince Philip for founding the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:13 pm  

Radio Jackie presenter Natalie Osborne remembers a 'charming and attentive' Prince Philip

Natalie Osborne met the royal when she was volunteering with Epsom and Ewell PHAB.

The club provides activities for young disabled and non-disabled people. 

Natalie credits the Duke as the reason she went into radio..

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:38 pm  

Sir Ed Davey has said we should all thank Prince Philip for his years of service

The leader of the Lib Dems, and MP for Kingston and Surbiton, says the Duke was a great servant to the nation.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:13 pm  

An online book of condolence has also opened online for Kingston's residents.

They're being encouraged to share messages and memories of Prince Philip.

The messages will be collated and preserved for future generations of residents.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:05 pm  

As we reflect on the Duke of Edinburgh's life, Sally lived in Putney in 1947 and remembers seeing the Royal Wedding procession.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:39 am  

Jackie's News Editor Lucy Mayer has been recalling her favourite memory of the Prince.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

Heathrow airport has said no arrivals or departures will fly over Windsor during Prince Philip's funeral.

 The airport has also prohibited planes from taking off or touching down for a six-minute period which coincides with the national one-minute silence at 3pm to mark the beginning of the service.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:30 am  

Additional security will be in place around Buckingham Palace today amid concerns that a planned “Kill the Bill” protest will take place.

It’s thought the protesters will attempt to capitalise on Prince Philip’s funeral.

The measures have been put up around Westminster and along Pall Mall, while a double forced ‘ring of steel’ will be in place around Windsor Castle.

Activists protesting against the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill are due to gather in Central London from 1pm.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 am  

The MP for Carshalton and Wallington, Elliot Colburn, has paid this tribute.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:30 am  

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel knows they'll have to be at their best to beat the team he believes are "the benchmark" in European football, Manchester City.

They face the quadruple chasers in the semi-finals of the FA Cup at Wembley later.

It's Tuchel's first trip to the national stadium as he aims for a maiden managerial win over Pep Guardiola.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

Wisley Gardens will not open today as the nation prepares to mourn Prince Philip.

 The Royal Horticultural Society says the closure is a mark of respect for its patron, the Queen.

All four of the society’s gardens will remain shut to the public today.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:25 am  

Dog owners are being told to keep their dogs under control in Staines Moor.

It’s as livestock begins to arrive back there, and will continue to return over the next few weeks.

If there is an encounter, contact the farmer so they can get there as soon as possible, then make contact with police.

In Richmond and Bushy Parks, deer have been attacked and chased by dogs off leads.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 am  

A man from Hounslow has been disqualified from driving for a further year, after being caught driving while disqualified.

33-year-old Karanbeer Singh also admitted to having no insurance.

He’s also been sentenced to 80 hours of unpaid work and nearly £200 in costs.

PC Neil Wilkinson says he hopes the year will provide him “time to reflect on the potential danger” that such drivers can cause.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 am  

Friday 16 April 2021

The Princess Alice Hospice in Esher is to start training up teams of “End of Life Care Dementia Champions.”

It’s embarking on a 5-month training programme with the help of a  network of 13 care homes.

The role of the “champion” will be to implement support mechanisms to help patients with dementia at the end of their lives.

The Princess Alice cares for 800 people at any one time.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

Six people have been charged with 62 offences following an investigation into the sexual exploitation of women at brothels.

It’s after Met detectives carried out raids at seven addresses across the capital last April.

The six arrested include three from the Hammersmith area.  

They’ll next appear in court on May the 10th.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Rogue traders in Sutton are becoming “aggressive” when people turn down requests to do work on their properties.

The police have received “an increasing amount” of reports about cowboy builders in the area, and are urging people to be vigilant.

One resident in Beddington says she paid money to a company for a deposit on building services, but are yet to do any work.

When she called them, they threatened to keep her money if she continues to ring them.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

People under 30 are being urged not to put off getting their first Covid vaccination when offered it

It’s after the European Medicines Agency announced a possible link with rare clots and the Oxford-AstraZenica jab. 

Dr Nick Merrifield is a GP in Kingston.

He says those who are worried need to put their fears into perspective:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:10 pm  

A man has been rescued from a fire in Worcester Park

The upstairs of the house was “very heavily smoke logged” when crews attended in the early hours this morning.

The man has been taken to hospital.

The cause is under investigation.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

A woman in her 30s, who was arrested in connection with the disappearance and death of Sarah Everard, has had her bail extended

 Ms Everard's body was found in woodland in Kent more than a week after she was last seen in Clapham on March the 3rd. 

The woman was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender and has now been bailed until early June.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:58 pm  

Over 100 MPs and Lords are calling for the UK to retaliate against sanctions by China

It’s after nine UK citizens, including five MPs, were sanctioned for allegedly spreading “lies and disinformation”.

The group are calling for some Chinese officials to have travel bans and asset freezes, over anti-democracy action in Hong Kong and alleged human rights abuses against Uyghur Muslims.

Lord Patten of Barnes is writing to the Prime Minster, saying “it is clear the so-called golden era of relations between the UK and China is now over”.

Mitcham and Morden MP Siobhan McDonagh is among the signatories.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Jackie’s Breakfast presenter Neil Long has been recognised as a pillar of the community

The Mayor of Kingston has presented him with a Covid Award, recognising his “supreme effort, strength, bravery or achievement”.

It’s because of his virtual parties, and charity work, which of course he does so much of but doesn’t like to talk about:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

Bus drivers in London will stage another series of strikes in a long-running dispute over pay and conditions

Members of the Unite union will walk out on the 23rd and 26th of this month, as well as the 7th of May.

The industrial action will cause disruption to services in the south and west of the city.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:18 pm  

People arriving at Heathrow are having to wait up to six hours, according to their Chief Solutions Officer

Chris Garton told MPs that “the situation is becoming untenable” due to coronavirus checks at Immigration.

Last month, the airport said the ability of Border Force to cope with additional passenger numbers in the future is “Our biggest single concern.

The Prime Minister’s spokesperson says there are “thorough checks” that “the public would expect”, and more officers will be available when leisure travel resumes.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:56 am  

The final preparations are being put into place for Prince Philip’s funeral at Windsor Castle tomorrow

Graham Jones from Worcester Park was Senior Director of Music of the Household Division of the Coldstream Guards for four years. 

He was responsible for all state ceremonial music, including organising Forth Bridge, the service we will see. 

Graham says the Prince had some input in the planning of it over the years.   

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:45 am  

More Covid testing sites have been set up in Wandsworth following what’s being described as “frustrating” waiting times

Anyone over the age of 11 is being encouraged to get tested after the South African variant was discovered in the borough.

23 pharmacies are now offering PCR tests and extra facilities have opened at Putney Leisure Centre, Fernlea Road and Patmore Street.

These are running alongside the current sites and as well as home testing kits. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:03 am  

Thursday 15 April 2021

A woman has been fined for drink driving in Chertsey

In February, she went into the back of a stationary lorry, and was found to be over the limit.

However, she said that she didn’t believe the alcohol was a contributory factor in the collision.

She’s been fined £239 and disqualified for 12 months.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Wimbledon have unveiled plans for a new 8-thousand capacity show court

The expansion plans also include 38 new grass courts.

The Parkland show court is planned in woodland on what is now the Wimbledon Park Golf Club.

The plans have been laid out on the AELTC website.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:33 pm  

Princess Eugenie is paying tribute to Prince Philip, saying “I remember laughing at your jokes and asking about your spectacular life”

She’s posted the message on Instagram, along with a photo of her and her sister alongside the Duke at the Epsom Derby in 2017.

She adds “thank you for your dedication and love for us all and especially Granny, who we will look after for you”.

It's understood the Queen's decided that senior royals attending the funeral on Saturday should be in civilian clothing, rather than military.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:12 pm  

Carshalton’s MP says he hopes new legislation will go some way to tackling the toxic side of social media

The Online Harms Bill is due before Parliament later this year.  

Elliot Colburn had to call in police recently after receiving a homophobic “threat” against him and his partner. 

He says although the abusive letter was hand delivered, the anonymity of social media is fuelling such incidents:

You can hear the full interview on the Radio Jackie Facebook page.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:45 pm  

A former Police Officer who rode a train to Wimbledon without a ticket has been found proven of gross misconduct

For a small monthly fee, Police Officers are able to purchase a card which allows unlimited travel within 35 miles of London.

They also get free travel for tubes and buses within the Oyster Zone by default.

It’s believed Billy Collier frequently travelled to and from the station without attempting to make the additional payment.

Collier resigned in March this year, but the panel decided that he would be dismissed without notice if he was still serving.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

One of the negative side effects of Lockdown is a large increase in reports of domestic violence

However, men are three times less likely to confess they are victims than women, making it harder to spot.

Mark Brooks is chairman of The ManKind Initiative, a charity which provides help especially for men.  

He has this advice for those who need help speaking out:

For confidential help call 01823 334 244 or just search for The ManKind Initiative online here 
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:11 pm  

Chelsea will face Real Madrid in the Champions league semi-finals

Liverpool's hopes of winning a trophy this season are over after they were knocked out last night with a nil-nil draw, meaning they failed to overturn the 3-1 first leg deficit.

Boss Jurgen Klopp was left rueing their poor performance in the Spanish capital.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:52 pm  

The number of people in England waiting to start hospital treatment has risen to another new record high

It hit 4.7m at the end of February.

That's the highest number since records began in August 2007.

The Institute for Cancer Research in Sutton is called for “urgent investment” in advanced forms of radiotherapy to clear the cancer backlog.

It says that it will cut down on surgery and the immunosuppression that comes with chemotherapy.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:05 pm  

47 years of family jewellery has been stolen in a burglary in West Molesey

A number of other items were stolen on the 1st of April on Walton Road, including handbags, bank cards and cash.

The occupants weren’t home at the time.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:53 am  

Surge coronavirus testing begins today in another London borough, to help stop the spread of the south African variant

Barnet Council says the case isn't linked to international travel and the person is now self-isolating.

Screenings are also taking place in Lambeth, Wandsworth and Southwark.

Long queues have been reported, but the authorities are working on opening additional centres.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:11 am  

Police are hunting for the person who hand delivered a homophobic and threatening letter to Carshalton’s MP

 The document, the wording of which is far too graphic for us to repeat, was posted through Elliot Colburn’s constituency office door.

 Mr Colburn says the notion that this is “just part of the job” is not good enough, especially in the wake of MP Jo Cox’s murder in 2016.

You can find the full interview with Mr Colburn on the Radio Jackie Facebook page

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:35 am  

Two young boys have raised thousands of pounds for the Dons Local Action Group by completing a marathon each

George and Edward, who are 4 and 5, have run, skipped, jumped and crawled 26 miles each over the course of a month.

They ended it by taking a penalty against Haydon the Womble in Plough Lane.

The charity has donated over 150,000 food boxes in the past year and have donated devices to schools to help children study at home.

You can find their fundraiser here.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:36 am  

Bus drivers in London are striking today in a row over pay and conditions

Members of Unite covering routes in the south and west of the city will walk out for 24 hours.

Talks were held between the union and London United but they broke up without agreement yesterday evening.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:08 am  

A 6-year-old is believed to have life-changing injuries after being in a collision with a lorry in Leatherhead

It happened yesterday near the BP Petrol Station on Kingston Road at around 5pm.

The driver stopped at the scene and is helping police with their investigation, and has not been arrested.

Anyone who was filling up at the time, or has footage, is asked to contact police on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:03 am  

Wednesday 14 April 2021

Dan Evans is “eager to get vaccinated” so he can play at Wimbledon this year

The current British Number One told Amazon Prime Video that it would be “heartbreaking” if he tested positive and couldn’t participate.

He adds that “If some people are being blasé, then it ruins it for everybody else because if one person tests positive, this virus, it can go round very quickly”.

The All-England club says players must stay in hotels for the duration of the championship.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Guards will be on all South Western Railway trains, in a move that’s ending long-running strikes

Members of the RMT Union have accepted that drivers can open train doors, so long as guards are guaranteed to be on board.

The row caused 74 days of strike action between 2017 and 2020.

While the last walkout was in January last year, the dispute was still not resolved when the pandemic began.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

There are calls for more to be done to support bereavement charities

Tooting MP Dr Rosena Allin-Khan has paid tribute to her late father in the Commons, and says that COVID-19 has “stripped the humanity” out of grieving.

She asked for a renewal of support to bereavement charities, which ended on April the first.

Health Minister Nadine Dorries says that there are 700 bereavement charities, and they are “very carefully” watching how people access services.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Police have been forced to step in at Heathrow to help sort the influx of people

That’s according to Chief solutions officer Chris Garton who has been giving evidence to the Commons Transport Select Committee.

He says he wants passengers to ensure their entry to the UK is “assured” before they begin their journey.

He also says errors on passenger locator forms should be spotted and corrected in advance, and eGates used to check the documents automatically.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

People living near the Thames are being encouraged to get their litter pickers out

The Million Mile Beach Clean is a massive UK wide rubbish collection, with every participant pledging to comb 10 miles each.

It’s been organised by Surfers Against Sewage. 

Jess Morris from the environmental charity explains why it’s more important Londoners also get involved now than ever:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Firefighters are battling a blaze near to Croydon Hospital

Four fire engines and around 25 firefighters are tackling a house fire in Pawsons Road.

Part of the first floor of a semi-detached house is alight. 

The fire broke out just after 3pm.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:16 pm  

A deer has died after being chased by a dog in Bushy Park

Police say its owner had their pet off the lead in Millennium Woods when it gave chase to a herd of deer.

One of the animals managed to break free but ran into a fence where it later died. 

Police are warning walkers that deer can appear in unexpected places and people need to be mindful of this.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Six fire engines and around 40 firefighters have been called to a bungalow fire on Bath Road in Heathrow

Six fire engines and around 40 firefighters have been called to a bungalow fire on Bath Road in Heathrow. 

Part of the bungalow and the roof of the building are alight. 

The Brigade was called around 11:20am. 

Fire crews from Heathrow and Feltham fire stations and crews from Surrey Fire and Rescue Service are at the scene. 

The cause of the fire is not known at this time.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:08 pm  

£40,000 worth of funding has been secured to help prevent flooding at the Beverley Brook Basin

Richmond Council is one of two boroughs receiving a share of £150 million from DEFRA. 

The basin covers 64 square kilometres and is frequented by animals but remains at risk from flooding. 

The money will help implement nature-based solutions and an integrated water management system.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:47 pm  

Chelsea are through to the Champions League semi-finals for the first time in seven years after beating Porto 2-1 on aggregate

They conceded a spectacular late goal to lose the second leg of their last-eight tie 1-nil last night.

Chelsea will play either Liverpool or Real Madrid next.

Boss Thomas Tuchel was delighted with the battling qualities his side showed.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:08 pm  

Heathrow’s second-biggest stakeholder is reportedly among those fighting against price hikes at the airport

The Telegraph reports that the CEO of Qatar Airways says the increases would “shift the risk created by the pandemic onto the consumer”.

Last year, the airport posted a £2bn loss, and has since announced plans to raise prices across its operation.

Heathrow says it will allow consumers to pay less in the long run as it moves to recoup its losses.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:08 am  

A cancer support centre based at the West Middlesex Hospital in Isleworth is celebrating its 20th anniversary

The Mulberry Centre has provided complementary therapies, one to one counselling and workshops for patients throughout the pandemic.

 April is Bowel Cancer Awareness month; it remains the second largest cause of cancer deaths in the UK. 

Tom Stockton from the centre has this advice for anyone worried about contacting the NHS.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:41 am  

South Western Railway says a deal's been approved which will end a long-running dispute, and strike action, over the role of guards on trains

It's understood members of the RMT union have voted overwhelmingly in favour of the agreement.

The row involved whether drivers, or guards, should operate the doors on trains.

Drivers will operate the doors, but guards will be placed on all trains.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:32 am  

A free cycling proficiency service is being offered to Year 5 and 6 school children in Kingston

Bikeability offers four hours of training over two sessions to help build confidence and skills.

The service also offers the chance to build up knowledge in a family group.

Lockdown has seen more people taking to two wheels as they avoid public transport. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:04 am  

Tuesday 13 April 2021

Heathrow is to triple its fee for taxis.

The taxi rank lost £1.4m last year, as passenger numbers collapsed.

However, taxis have also seen a collapse in revenue, with some reportedly making less than a third of what they did before the pandemic.

The airport also intends to triple parking charges for staff, something condemned by the GMB Union.

Heathrow says that it’s not allowed to make a profit from the service, and will decrease the price as passenger numbers increase.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:55 pm  

A brownfield site on Tooting High Street is on the market for £12m.

Planning permission has already been granted for a 3-6 storey hotel, with 373 bedrooms.

The site has been unoccupied for around five years, and comprises a number of derelict buildings.

That includes the former Tooting Constitutional Club and a disused bowling green.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:17 pm  

A pilot urgent care service at Queen Mary’s Hospital in Roehampton is to be extended for another six months.

People with injuries such as burns and broken bones will get emergency appointments with nurses and GPs.

The previous urgent treatment centre was suspended last year due to COVID-19 guidelines.

A dedicated phone number has been set up for people to book appointments, which is 020 8725 0120.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:16 pm  

The MP for Richmond Park has thanked the “enormous” contribution the Muslim community has made during the pandemic.

Sarah Olney marked the start of Ramadan by focusing on those working on the front line and offering mosques as vaccination hubs.

The religious event is observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting, prayer, reflection and community.

The Muslim Council of Britain has assured all Muslims vaccination does not break their fast and to get vaccinated at the first opportunity.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:41 pm  

An Italian man has been convicted over his role in one of the biggest domestic burglaries ever known in English legal history

Watches and jewellery that belonged to Frank Lampard, Tamara Ecclestone and the late Leicester City chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha were among the items taken during a series of burglaries in December 2019.

Forty-three-year-old Alessandro Donati pleaded guilty at Isleworth Crown Court to conspiracy to burgle.

Donati is due to be sentenced at a later date.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:49 pm  

Yesterday saw the re-opening of businesses as England prepares to get back to some sort of normality post Covid.

But not all retail decided to throw open the doors to customers. 

Jon Tolley from Banquet Records in Kingston explains why his music store has decided to continue online operations for the time being.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:56 pm  

A new youth centre dedicated to the performing arts is coming to Mitcham next month

The Green Arts Centre at Cricket Green will be equipped with state-of-the-art lighting, cinema screen and flexible stage.

It’s a partnership between the Wimbledon Civic Theatre Trust and Merton Neighbourhood Fund. 

Andy Alty is its creative director; he says it’s a brilliant opportunity for  the young as well as the industry: 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

There's a warning people who've had a vaccine still need to follow social distancing rules as concern continues over new variants

 A huge surge testing operation's underway in Wandsworth and Lambeth.

It’s after more than 70 confirmed or suspected cases of the South African mutation were found.

Jon Tolley from Banquet Records in Kingston explains why they decided not to open yesterday with the rest of retail:
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

A 15-year-old boy has been found guilty of a series of attacks on teenage girls across Croydon

 The youth, who cannot be named, pleaded guilty to 8 charges including GBH and common assault. 

A charge of robbery was left to lie on file.

He’s been remanded in custody for sentencing on June the 7th. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

An Islamic GP in Sutton is stressing that Muslims can get the COVID-19 vaccine during Ramadan

Dr Kashif Aziz says getting the jab doesn’t break the fast, and this is the confirmed opinion of the “vast majority of scholars”.

He says that it has no nutritional value, and does not contain any animal or foetal products.

He adds that “one of the central concepts of Islam is to protect life” and urges people to get vaccinated whether it’s Ramadan or not.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:05 pm  

A large fire has broken out at a garden centre in Shepperton

The blaze has been reported on social media by Surrey Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) who are currently battling the flames at the scene on Nutty Lane in Shepperton after they were called just after midday.

Large plumes of black and grey smoke could be seen billowing from a building on the industrial estate in the area that one onlooker said was the Long Acres garden centre.

There are 12 fire and rescue vehicles in attendance as well as Surrey Search and Rescue Drone Team.

They’ve  added a warning to residents in the area to close their windows to ward against the risk of smoke inhalation.

"There is a lot of smoke, so please can those nearby avoid the area and close windows/doors.”

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:57 pm  

Hundreds of thousands of people in Wandsworth and Lambeth are being asked to take a coronavirus test, after more than 70 confirmed or probable cases of the South African variant were detected

Anyone aged over 11 is being urged to get a PCR check, with results professionally analysed in labs.

It's the UK's biggest surge testing operation so far, and these people are queueing to get theirs in Battersea.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:02 pm  

Wisley Gardens will close for the day on Saturday

It’s as a mark of respect to Prince Philip, whose funeral will take place then.

The RHS, which operates the beauty spot, is closing all four of its gardens for the day.

Those who had tickets booked are being offered a refund or date change. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:11 pm  

Two young children and their mother have been injured in a dog attack in Bushy Park

The family were playing a game of Easter Egg hunting when a Staffie or pit-bull ran over without a lead and first injured the nine-year-old girl.

The parents intervened, but the dog chased the ten-year-old boy.

Three men were seen in the area, who ran off towards vicarage road.

The owner is described as a light-skinned black man, with a moustache and hair on his chin, and wearing a black durag, yellow top and black trousers.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:05 am  

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel knows this is a "make or break" week if they're to win a trophy this season

They take a 2-nil advantage into the home-leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie against Porto this evening.

Tonight's game is taking place in Spain not London due to coronavirus travel restrictions.

Then on Saturday they face Manchester City in the last 4 of the FA cup at Wembley.

Tuchel is hopeful his players can handle the pressure.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:41 am  

Shirley Williams, who's died at the age of 90, has been described as a trailblazer by her final party, the Liberal Democrats

The former Labour cabinet minister was one of the "gang of four", who broke away to form the SDP in 1981.

Ex Lib Dem leader and Twickenham MP, Sir Vince Cable, says she was a huge inspiration to many:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:30 am  

Hear from a record shop owner in Kingston as he tells us why he's staying online-only for now

Yesterday saw the re-opening of businesses as England prepares to get back to some sort of normality post Covid.

But not all retail decided to throw open the doors to customers.

Jon Tolley from Banquet Records in Kingston explains why his music store has decided to continue online operations for the time being.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:12 am  

Monday 12 April 2021

Police say they regret the hurt they caused when a Good Friday service in Balham was shut down for breaching COVID rules

Officers intervened when they found people without masks and not socially distancing at Christ the King on the High Road.

Detective Superintendent Andy Wadey says there has been “significant reflection and learning” at New Scotland Yard.

However, he says that the restrictions are there to “protect and support communities”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

A £6 million upgrade on a major section of the M25 which serves up to 200,000 drivers every day has been completed

The carriageway has been widened at Junction 13 for Staines.

Additional lanes have been created including new signals and technology, safety barriers and a maintenance layby.

Highways England hopes congestion will be tackled and road safety will be improved on roads that feed the junction.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

A husband and wife from Chelsea who conspired together to commit nearly £90,000 worth of fraud have been jailed

They opened numerous bank accounts in different names, using fake IDs and doctored documents that gave false impressions of their wealth.

53-year-old Emmanuel Scotts was arrested at Heathrow with thousands of euros, as well as several credit cards and cheque books.

A search of his house in Wandsworth found blank cheques and bank cards in other account names.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

The Met Police says they will be stepping up patrols to busy high footfall areas as lockdown measures are eased

Deputy Assistant Commissioner Jane Connors says “While the case rate has declined in London, we have seen the concerning position in northern Europe”.

She’s urging everyone to stick to the rules.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

A 34-year-old man has been charged with the murder of millionaire hotelier Sir Richard Sutton

 The 83 year old died on Wednesday during an incident at a property in Dorset. 

A woman in her 60s was seriously injured in the incident and airlifted to hospital in Bristol where she remains in a critical condition.

Thomas Schreiber, who was arrested 100 miles away in Hammersmith, has been charged with murder, attempted murder and dangerous driving.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

A number of people have been “seriously injured” in a dog attack in Bushy Park

The incident happened on Easter Sunday at around 5.30pm. 

Police are looking to speak to three men involved in the attack.

 If you have any information, call 101; the images of the suspects can be viewed on our Facebook page. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:19 pm  

Many of us will be desperate to get our locks chopped today and The Little Princess Trust is asking us not to bin them

Charity founder Wendy Tarplee-Morris explains why they need your lopped lockdown locks:

Tolworth based Headmasters is the official charity partner; you can donate your cuttings at salons across SW London and Surrey. 

For more details about the charity click here:
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:47 pm  

A family has been led to safety after a fire in Croydon

Firefighters have rescued a man and led a family to safety from a flat fire on Dornton Road in South Croydon. 

Part of a flat on the first floor of a converted detached house was damaged by fire.  

One man was taken to hospital by London Ambulance Service crews.

Leading Firefighter Tracy Doyle, who was at the scene, said: “On arrival, crews saw a family at a window at the top of the property.

“Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus went into the building and rescued one man from inside his flat who was taken to hospital. 

“Firefighters also led a family to safety from a flat on the third floor. Two children were given fire escape hoods before crews led them and a man and a woman out of the building via an internal staircase. They were all checked over by London Ambulance Service crews at the scene.”

Fire escape hoods provide members of the public with up to 15 minutes protection from four of the main fire gases (carbon monoxide, hydrogen cyanide, hydrogen chloride and acrolein) and can be worn by conscious or unconscious people. If more than 15 minutes protection is required then another hood can be given to each wearer. 

They do not provide oxygen but temporarily filter toxic smoke to make breathing easier.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:40 pm  

An illustrator from Elmbridge has teamed up with mental health Charity “No Panic” with a new book.

Garry Vaux’s “Inner Giving for Positive Living” promotes mental positivity and is suitable for all ages.

The book is full of illustrated quotes, positive assurances and has tasks and puzzles to complete.

The book, which is in monochrome with colouring pages, was the authors’ outlet for coping with lockdown to help inspire others.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:31 pm  

Prince Harry has arrived back at Heathrow ahead of his grandfather's funeral on Saturday

The Duke of Edinburgh's grandson is said to be in quarantine after flying into Heathrow earlier from his home in the US yesterday.

But Meghan, who is pregnant with their second child has been advised not to travel from the US.

Paying tribute to his father, the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Andrew said the 99-year-old's death has left a huge void for the Queen.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:02 pm  

The Prime Minister says England has moved a "major step forward" but has urged caution after easing more coronavirus rules

All shops and hairdressers can now open for the first time this year, while pubs and restaurants are allowed to serve outdoors.

Indoor gyms and pools can operate again too.

Today marks the easing of coronavirus restrictions with the reopening of non-essential shops including hairdressers, retail and gyms.

 Louise Hollick runs Heaven Scent hair salon in Epsom; she tells  us what it means to be open again.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:06 pm  

In Croydon, street furniture is being sprayed with antiviral agents, and graffiti is being removed

The area’s Business Improvement District is installing signage around the town centre urging people to social distance and wear face coverings.

BID ambassadors will be talking to shops, and checking the cleanliness of the streets.

Business owners are also being asked to look into all government grants, and how to apply for an outdoor pavement licence. 

You can find the BID’s guide here.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:17 am  

Finishing touches are being made at businesses across England as they prepare to reopen today in the latest easing of coronavirus restrictions

Gyms, theme parks, pub beer gardens, zoos, hairdressers and non-essential retail can all now welcome back customers.

Shops will also be allowed to extend their opening hours to 10pm to help prevent crowding.

Restaurants can serve people - but only outside.

Neil Poulter is the operations director at Thorpe Park - he thinks it's important to stay positive.

And Andrew, the boss at The Hand in Hand on Wimbledon Common, has been waiting for this moment: 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:59 am  

Sunday 11 April 2021

Mole Valley Council has opened a book of condolence for people to send their personal messages on the passing of HRH Prince Philip.

A selection of messages will be passed onto the Royal Family and may be held in the Royal Archives for posterity.

The Royal Family has asked that members of the public consider making a donation to charity instead of floral tributes.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

The MP for Twickenham has described how pleased she was to receive her first Oxford AstraZeneca Covid-19 jab on Friday.

Munira Wilson said the process at The Acorn Group Practice was quick and painless.

She said she had confidence in the jab despite all the concerns about blood clots and wanted to protect herself and the community.

She is eligible for the vaccination because her husband is on medication that suppresses the immune system.

She issued this statement:

“New advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) anyone over the age of 16 in the same household as a person who is immunosuppressed should be vaccinated”.

“The vaccination programme continues to be key to saving lives and allowing us all to return to normality. In the Twickenham constituency over 50,000 people have already had their first dose and all the available COVID-19 vaccines have been shown to be safe and effective. As soon as people are contacted by the NHS for their jab, I urge them to make and attend their appointments” 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Croydon Council has sent a message mourning the loss of Prince Philip whilst remembering some of his notable visits to the borough.

In 1996, he was present at the celebrations of the 400th anniversary of the Whitgift Almshouses.

In 1960, the Queen and Prince Philip visited when they opened the Technical College and Art College.

In1983, he joined in the borough’s centenary celebrations in 1983 when The Queen’s Gardens were also unveiled.

Statement from Councillor Maddie Henson, Mayor of Croydon:

“Millions of people at home and across the world will be saddened to learn of the death of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, aged 99. I will be sending official condolences on behalf of the borough to the Private Secretary of Her Majesty The Queen.

Prince Philip dutifully dedicated his life to serving this country, both in peacetime and war, and will also be remembered for his work supporting hundreds of charities and through the creation of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme, which inspired thousands of young people.

I know that he will be sorely missed by many people in our borough, and as a mark of respect we have lowered the flags outside the Town Hall to half-mast.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel wants more from Kai Havertz - but praised his improvement by scoring in a 4-1 win at Crystal Palace.
The victory moved them into the Premier League's top four, having been thrashed by West Brom last time out.

Havertz has struggled at times since his big move last summer, and was brought off in the Champions League last week.

Tuchel says there's more to come from him.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

A car that crashed into a shop front in Croydon on Thursday caused structural damage to the property.

Emergency services had to attend the incident on Whitehorse Road as it also caused a gas leak.

A police cordon closing off the road was in place for some time while they dealt with the incident.

Images taken at the scene show the car had crashed into the front of Croydon Cleaning Supplies.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

A 34-year-old man's been charged with the murder of one of Britain's richest men after a police chase that ended on Chiswick High Road.

Sir Richard Sutton was pronounced dead at the scene following an incident at a property near Gillingham in Dorset on Wednesday night.

A woman in her 60s remains in a serious condition.

Thomas Schreiber, from the town, is due in court tomorrow, also accused of attempted murder and dangerous driving.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:30 am  

Police in Twickenham are searching for the owners of stolen Bikes.


Two males were arrested late Thursday evening for the theft of these bicycles on Whitton Road.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 am  

Two drug dealers have been arrested after a property search in Kingston.

The warrant was carried out on Friday morning at a residential address.

Officers found a large bag of Cannabis, scales, and a large amount of cash.

They were taken into custody for drug supply offences.

Investigations are ongoing.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel says his team showed their aggression and work rate in a 4-1 victory at Crystal Palace.

They're back in the Premier League's top four - 2 points ahead of Liverpool and West Ham.

Tuchel tells us, they remain on course to achieve their objective of Champions League qualification.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:25 am  

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