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Saturday 5 June 2021

A virtual event for carers is to be held in Hammersmith and Fulham on Thursday the 10th of June

 A virtual event for carers is to be held in Hammersmith and Fulham on Thursday the 10th of June.

More than 2000 carers already use the  Council-funded Carers Network in the borough.

Next week is Carers Week which will highlight and thank the unpaid carers army that supports friends, family and neighbours.

Anyone who is an unpaid carer is urged to get in touch with the Council to see what support is available. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Croydon Council is giving £500,000 to help boost pubs, clubs, restaurants and leisure businesses hit by the pandemic.

The money is available to eligible businesses that are open in the evenings and night-time who apply for it.

It’s as part of a wider £6.4million programme to support the local economy.

The cash is a grant, not a loan, so it does not need to be paid back.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

Electric scooters from three different operators will be available to rent in Hammersmith and Fulham from next week.

There will be demonstrations to advise on safety and training.

All e-scooters in the scheme have been approved by the Department of Transport to ensure safety.

The trial scheme will be the only way to legally ride e-scooters on public roads or in other public places.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Adayar, a 16-1 late gamble who was ridden by late replacement jockey Adam Kirby won the Epsom Derby.

The jockey only got the ride late in the build-up after his original mount was claimed by Frankie Dettori.

The horse was trained by was Charlie Appleby and owned by Sheikh Mohammed.

Mojo Star came in second and Hurricane Lane in Third

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

The Mayor of Hammersmith and Fulham has named the community led Tech4Kids appeals as his official charity

Funds have been raised with the help of charity United in Hammersmith and Fulham Ready Tech Go and the Council.

Money raised will go towards closing the digital divide to provide vital devices for children to catch up with their schoolwork.

Tech4Kids is aiming to get 1,500 children and young people laptops so they can connect to the internet.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Four 12-week-old lurcher puppies have been found dumped in the river near Leatherhead.


They were found in a plastic bag by the River Mole just before 1pm on Thursday afternoon.

Two girls and two boys are being cared for by RSPCA Millbrook Animal Centre suffering from mange and severe fur loss.

The charity think they were abandoned as they needed veterinary care . You can find a picture of them on our Jackie news Twitter page

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:40 pm  

Nearly 190,000 people in Croydon have received their first Covid -19 jab and nearly 115,000 have received their second.

Although the incidence rate of the virus remains low in Croydon anyone who is eligible is urged to get their jab to continue keeping the rates low.  

Anyone over thirty, frontline health or social care workers or who haven’t had their first vaccine can go to Croydon University Hospital.

The drop-in centre is open all weekend between 8am and 7pm for vaccinations without appointments.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Richmond’s verges will no longer be cut every two to three weeks.

The council says it is continuing to embrace biodiversity and reduce its carbon footprint.

Grass verges will be mowed in accordance with size and location, taking safety and visibility into account.

Some verges that are in a conservation category may only be cut once a year at the end of the growing season.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

It's flat racing's highest profile spectacle this afternoon with the Derby at Epsom complete with 2m social distancing and one-way systems.

 A total pot of £1.125 million is on offer making it the most valuable race in the British calendar.

The mile-and-a-half Classic has a history stretching back to 1780 and attendance this year has been limited to four thousand.

Trainer William Haggas saddles Mohaafeth and says the race still has a unique feel.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Police and ambulance crews were called to an assault in Feltham last night around 8pm

 When they arrived at the scene in Bedfont Lane where a man was found suffering with severe head injuries.

He was taken to hospital where he remains in a critical condition.

A man in his 20’s has been taken into custody in connection with the incident. Anyone with any information is asked to call 101. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:07 pm  

People in Richmond can now pick up a book and a Covi-19 test at the same time.

It's part of the borough's drive to encourage people to test themselves at home twice weekly.

Libraries in East Sheen, Hampton and Twickenham now have lateral flow kits available to pick up.

People are being reminded that testing is also available at pharmacies, testing centres and can be ordered online for free.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:16 am  

The UEFA EURO 2020 trophy visited the Brentford Community Stadium yesterday.

 Its arrival comes as part of the London stop of the tour across the tournament’s 11 host cities.

It marks one week to go until the competition kicks off in Rome, as excitement builds for football fans in London and across the world.

The Hounslow event also showcased the Women’s Trophy in anticipation of the UEFA Women’s EURO in 2022.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:05 am  

Croydon Council is to appoint a permanent chief executive.

Katherine Kerwell has been working in the role on an interim basis since September.

The authority effectively declared itself bankrupt in November by issuing a Section 114 notice due to its financial difficulties.

This included owing around £1.5billion.

The council says Ms Kerwell was instrumental in stabilising the finances and securing government funding.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

Epsom hosts one of horse racing's most prestigious events later - it's Derby day.

Aidan O'Brien's Bolshoi Ballet is the favourite as the trainer looks to secure a ninth win in the race.

He's delighted with how the preparation's gone - but knows his horse faces the biggest test of all.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:39 am  

Racing bosses have confirmed the Epsom Derby will be part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee next year.

Buckingham Palace has announced a number of events to celebrate Her Majesty’s 70 years on the throne.

The Queen is a big horseracing fan and regularly attends the Epsom Derby, which is back this afternoon with the Derby.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:37 am  

Chelsea fans are looking forward to seeing who boss Thomas Tuchel brings in this summer.

 The German has been given a two year contract extension by the Champions League winners.

Dan Silver from the Chelsea Supporters Trust tells Sky Sports News Tuchel should be allowed to build his own team - not one chosen by superiors at the club.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 am  

Friday 4 June 2021

The Mayor of London has again urged Scotland fans to think twice about travelling down for the European Championship game with England if they don't have a ticket.

The match takes place at Wembley two weeks today - but that's before England's currently due to lift all Covid restrictions.

Supporters can't gather at Trafalgar Square - as it's a fan zone with limited numbers.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Heathrow will abolish its Free Travel Zone next week.

This means anyone using public transport within the airport’s perimetres will have to pay for it. 

It has been subsidised since 2008 to encourage at least 50% of journeys into Heathrow to be made sustainably. 

Parking tariffs are also expected to increase so pandemic losses can be recouped. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Chelsea's Thiago Silva's contract has been extended by one year following his first season at the Premier League club.

 The Brazilian defender, who joined on a free transfer from Paris Saint-Germain, was a key part of their Champions League-winning campaign.

Silva made 34 appearances in all competitions, scoring twice.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Police have released images of a man they want to speak to in connection to a theft in Staines.

Officers were called to Pret Coffee shop opposite Poundland on Thursday just after 12:30pm following reports of a bike being stolen.

If you know who this man is or have any information which could help, you should contact police on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Chelsea's Champions League winning head coach Thomas Tuchel's been given a new contract until the summer of 2024.

The German took over on an initial 18 month deal in January.

That's now been extended by a further two years on the back of the win over Manchester City last weekend.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

A Covid-19 contract tracing pilot scheme is being introduced in Kingston.

The aim of the initiative, between the Council and Kingston Hospital, will focus on those who are self- isolating. 

Funding will be available to create “bespoke” support for those who are vulnerable or on low incomes.

Two dedicated contact tracers based at the hospital will evaluate the information gathered.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

A driver has been jailed for two-and-a-half years after attempting to smuggle 17 migrants out of the UK in the back of his lorry.

36 year old Hakan Zengin from Turkey was stopped in March at the M25’s junction with the A3 at Wisley.

The migrants were found concealed in the lorry’s trailer, sitting on pallets that had been laid across the load to accommodate them.

Zengin pleaded guilty to the charges. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:11 pm  

The plasma donor centre in Twickenham has hit a milestone

In less than two months, it’s collected 1,000 donations.

It’ll be used to make lifesaving medicines for people with immune diseases.

Manager Henry Jarvis says “donating is something simple you can do to save a life. Please give plasma if you can”.

It started collecting in April, the first time donations were held in more than 20 years.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:05 pm  

Investigations are continuing for two baby swans killed in Beddington Park, that are believed to have been only a week old

They were attacked on the 1st of May, and two geese were killed on the 29th as well.

Police believe they were shot with a missile fired from a catapult.

No arrests have yet been made.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:14 pm  

A motorcyclist is in hospital after a collision in New Malden this morning

The person’s condition is not life threatening or life changing.

Emergency crews closed part of Kingston Road, between South Lane and Park Road, but it reopened at around 9am.

It’s not believed the driver of the car has been arrested.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:04 am  

Portugal has questioned the UK's logic in removing it from the travel green list

The move to amber means UK tourists are advised not to visit the country except for essential reasons.

When they get back, they must isolate for 10 days.

The Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps, says ministers are concerned about covid mutations.

Noel Josephides runs the Isleworth-based Sunvil travel agency:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:51 am  

A 12-year-old boy has been seriously injured after being hit by a van in Staines yesterday

He was cycling yesterday afternoon just before 2pm, near to the underpass to Shortwood Common, when he was hit by a white transit.

He’s in a serious condition in hospital, but it’s not believed his injuries are life threatening.

The driver is helping police with their enquiries and has not been arrested, and the area has been forensically examined.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:21 am  

One of the biggest dates in the racing calendar returns to Epsom today

The Oaks is going ahead this afternoon, with the main Epsom Derby tomorrow, albeit with a number of new safety measures.

Visitors will have to scan their NHS app on arrival and also keep a 2 metre distance from other racegoers.  

They’ll also have to wear masks at all times indoors unless they are eating. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:01 am  

Thursday 3 June 2021

The new leader of Spelthorne council says it will be a “challenge” to stop the “mudslinging”.

However, Laurence Nichols says the move to a system where committees make the decisions will help.

He adds that he’s stayed out of it, and he’s worked with Tory leader John Boughtflower before and has a good relationship with him.

Nichols says it’s important each committee sets their own agenda.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:10 pm  

A robin in Elmbridge has demonstrated expensive tastes, after building a nest on the police commander’s bicycle.

Two officers were about to take out the new electric bikes, when they noticed a bird’s nest in one of the side-along bags.

Robins can build their nests in 2-6 days, then incubates the eggs for 13 days, then the fledglings can fly after 16 days.

The other bikes have been moved to another location, so the chicks won’t be disturbed.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:32 pm  

Two baby swans and two geese have been found dead in Beddington Park.

It’s believed they were killed by a missile fired from a catapult.

One visitor to the park says the geese were guarding the swan nest, and the abandoned eggs are still visible.

No arrests have yet been made.

Anyone with information about the attacks on the 1st and 29th of May, is asked to contact the Met Wildlife Crime Unit.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:31 pm  

Transport for London says it’s on track to launch a ferry service at Hammersmith Bridge in September.

Southwest London’s Assembly Member Nicholas Rogers says he’s had the confirmation after speaking to officers. 

The 134-year-old crossing was closed last year when cracks in the pedestals worsened during a heatwave. 

TfL and Hammersmith and Fulham Council have been told they need to cover "a share" of the estimated £100m repair bill.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:04 pm  

Croydon Council says it is caring for over 200 unaccompanied asylum-seeking children.

Lucy Mayer reports. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:53 pm  

Jamie Murray says people should be rewarded for having had vaccines by going to Wimbledon.

He’s calling for full capacity at the tournament, which is currently planning for just 25% attendance.

During his interview at the French Open, he also criticised cuts in prize money.

Roland Garros says they’re the only Grand Slam to be affected by the COVID-19 situation two years in a row.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:10 pm  

Police are trying to find a woman they want to speak to from Epsom.

The are appealing for the public’s help to locate 54 year old Tina Archbold, also known as Tina Jones.

Officers want to speak to her in relation to an incident that happened on Tuesday the 1st June in Epsom. 

She is described as a white female, approximately 5ft 6 and average build with an English accent, brown hair and no front teeth. 

Anyone with any information on her whereabouts should contact police.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:30 pm  

Former Chelsea manager Brad Friedel thinks Antonio Conte is the perfect man to take the club forward.

Spurs are reportedly in advanced talks with the Italian - who left Inter Milan last week.

Friedel tells us he thinks Conte will be able to handle the pressure.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Heathrow is going to be testing a little renewable fuel today.

It says that ahead of the G7 Summit, it’ll be blended into its main supply to demonstrate the need for environmentally friendly fuel.

It’s made from used cooking oil, waste fish grease from factories, and sustainably sourced vegetable oils.

This fuel reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 80% compared to regular jet fuel.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

A cancer support centre in Isleworth has received the highest award a voluntary group can receive.

The Mulberry Centre, based at West Middlesex Hospital, has been handed the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.

Tom Stockton, clinical lead at the Mulberry, describes the services on offer.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:06 pm  

A fire has broken out at a flat on Rose Hill in Sutton.

Firefighters are tackling a blaze at a property above a detached shop where part of the first floor and the roof was on fire.

The Brigade was called just before 20 past 11 and the fire was out an hour later.

Road closures are in place around the Rose Hill roundabout.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

The Ashley Centre in Epsom has been evacuated.

It’s believed a car caught fire in the multi storey car park.

There are no reports of any injuries. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:06 pm  

The Lib Dem leader says he wants to make his party the “voice” of carers

Kingston MP, Sir Ed Davey, is drawing on his own experience of caring for his son John.

The 13 year old has a brain condition which means he has difficulties with his speech and walking. 

Sir Ed says the NHS is being undermined because social care is not being funded properly.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:05 pm  

A man has pleaded guilty to a string of offences following an incident at Royal Holloway University in Egham

Police received a number of calls over the weekend from staff and students.

They reported that they had been photographed without their knowledge or consent. 

The images had then been uploaded to Instagram, some of which were accompanied by derogatory comments.

29-year-old Thomas Cramer from Ascot will appear in court later this month for sentencing.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:02 pm  

More than 15,000 people have been vaccinated at AFC Wimbledon’s home ground

Plough Lane opened as a vaccine centre on the 25th of March.

Matron Brigatte Mishov says the scale of the work is “at a completely different level to anything I’ve been involved in before”.

She says her priority is to listen to people and reassure them about the vaccine, and is encouraging everyone to get it.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:05 am  

The new leader of Spelthorne Council says he wants to focus on the environment and housing

However, the authority is moving from a system where a leader calls the shots, to one where committees make the decisions.

New leader Lawrence Nichols is criticising the local plan.

He says there’s a trade-off in Staines between building on the green belt and building high rises, neither of which are good options.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:14 am  

Battersea Dogs and Cats Home is celebrating its 150th birthday today

Founded by Mary Tealby in North London in 1860, it was known as the Temporary Home for Lost and Starving Dogs.

In 1871, the Home moved to Battersea where the charity has stayed ever since and changed its name to suit.

Today, Battersea cares for an average of 240 dogs and 145 cats across its three centres at any one time.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:27 am  

Some staff members at St George’s Hospital in Tooting say they’ve been underpaid for two months straight

Members of the GMB Union are protesting today, saying they want to be paid in full for hours worked.

They allege that the outsourced company responsible, Mitie, has a “failing” system.

Mitie says that they have “processes in place” to flag up errors, and employees can get a same day BACS transfer.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:16 am  

Wednesday 2 June 2021

We’re being warned that the Thames is cold even when it’s hot outside.

On Monday, five teens tried to swim across it in Teddington.

Two RNLI crew members saw one of their heads go under the water and resurface, and used a throw bag to help him to safety.

Cold water shock can render you helpless in deep, fast moving water, and it happens very quickly.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:30 pm  

Part of a staircase between the ground floor and most of the first floor was damaged in a fire in Wallington on Tuesday evening.

The brigade was called to a house in Dakota Close just after 6pm.

The roof of the building was destroyed in the blaze and parts of the roofs of adjacent properties were partly damaged.

The fire was bought under control and thermal imaging cameras were used to check for fire spread. There were no reports of any injuries.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

A councillor in Wandsworth has donated the cost of his monthly travelcard to an HIV charity.

Wandsworth Oasis supports people living with the disease, and challenges the stigma around it.

Labour’s Simon Hogg says he’s working from home this month, so he doesn’t need to travel.

Oasis says “thank you so much for your support and kind donation."

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:30 pm  

A woman has been sarcastically applauded by drivers in Esher, after trying to use the hard shoulder as a fast lane.

Police say the woman was “running late” and “didn’t fancy queuing” on the A3.

When she was stopped, the drivers that she undertook clapped as they passed her.

She was reported for driving without due care.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Three Chelsea players have shortlisted for Professional Footballers' Association women's Players' Player of the year

Women's Super League champions Chelsea are represented by top-scorer Sam Kerr plus Ann-Katrin Berger and Fran Kirby.

Fran was earlier nominated as the Football Writers' Association's women's footballer of the year.

The winner will be announced on Sunday.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Detectives have named the victim of a fatal stabbing in Cheam Village as 42-year-old Peninah Kabeba.

 Detectives have named the victim of a fatal stabbing in Cheam Village as 42-year-old Peninah Kabeba.

Police were called just before 10pm last Thursday to reports of a disturbance at house in Park Road.

Officers found a woman inside the address suffering from stab injuries; she died at the scene. 

A 56-year-old man has been charged with murder and will appear at the Old Bailey in August. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

A housing block in Croydon has been without water in some cases now for several days.

Bridge House is managed by HML who have said they will carry out repairs today.

Residents were advised that it was not deemed necessary to install a temporary water supply as it would rupture a pressurised system.

We have contacted HML, and they have issued the following statement.

We have been liaising with a number of parties since Sunday in an attempt to resolve this issue, with contractors visiting on site and Enterprise Services delivering water yesterday and an additional 380 litres supply this morning. We have further put in place overnight security to assist in the event of an evacuation.

We appreciate that the provision of alternative accommodation has been mentioned, however this is outside of HML’s control and the decision, in relation to the reimbursement of all associated costs for alternative accommodations for residents, ultimately lies with the building insurance broker and the Freeholder and not with HML.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Clapham Common’s famous paddling pool is being replaced.

The existing pool has been a fixture since the 1950s but Lambeth Council says it is no longer fit for purpose.

The authority has committed to a £1 million investment over 5 years to improve the common and install a “safe, modern waterplay area.”

Work will start this summer meaning it will be closed during the hot spell. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

A group of travellers who have been on Kew Green since Thursday have left the site.

 Richmond Council sought permission from the High Court to evict them.

 The group left bags of rubbish, which Council contractors cleared early this morning and no damage has been caused to the Green. 

 Meanwhile, a group of travellers has also set up camp on the Long Walk at Windsor Castle where the Queen is currently in residence. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Croydon’s public buildings are going to be made “Autism friendly.”

The council is proposing introducing a scheme to help residents with the condition after getting feedback from 500 of them.

It is estimated that between 8,000 and 11,000 people with autism live in the borough. 

The plan, which is due to be approved next week, will also see more suitable accommodation made available for people on the spectrum. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:06 pm  

World tennis number one Novak Djokovic is backing Naomi Osaka to "come back strong" after she withdrew from the French Open this week

The Japanese player walked away from the tournament due to mental health concerns.

Osaka had said she didn't want to take part in press conferences because they negatively affected her.

Wimbledon says “we wish to offer Naomi Osaka our support and assistance in any way possible as she takes time away from the court”. 

It also says that they intend to create meaningful improvements.

Djokovic says he appreciates how she feels.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:05 pm  

The World Wildlife Fund is warning that plants and animals including bluebells, bumblebees, snow leopards and penguins are all under threat from climate change

It's calling on world leaders to cut greenhouse gas emissions to limit the damage, by suppressing global temperature rises to 1.5 degrees Celsius.

Jamie Mainds is the Zoo Experience and Education Supervisor at Chessington World of Adventures:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:13 pm  

A charity in Teddington has this morning been honoured with The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

The River Thames Boat Project provides therapeutic cruises for people with disabilities and the elderly. 

It runs its two wheelchair accessible boats Thames Venturer and Thames Discoverer mainly on volunteers. 

The Queen’s Award, created in 2002, is the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:32 am  

The leader of the Liberal Democrats has taken time out of his schedule to read with deaf children in Tolworth

Sir Ed Davey, who is also Kingston’s MP, was invited to Knollmead school.

He says it was an honour.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:23 am  

People in Spelthorne who are worried about being evicted are being urged to make themselves known to the council

The notice a landlord is required to give a tenant was reduced from 6 months to 4 months on Monday.

Spelthorne council says it can support people to find longer-term housing or stay in their current accommodation.

Research from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation suggests about 400,000 renters UK wide have been served with notices or told to expect them.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:14 am  

All paramedics in England are going to be fitted with body cameras, following an increase in the number of assaults

More than 3,500 ambulance staff reported being attacked last year - a 32% rise on 2015.

They'll be able to start recording with the touch of a button.

It’ll be trialled in London first.

Gary Watson, based at Croydon Ambulance Station, was attacked in 2018.

He says they’ll act as a deterrent and evidence, and “These cameras are needed, and wearing one makes me feel safer”.

Karl Demian from The Ambulance Staff Charity, hopes they'll feel safer:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:13 am  

Tuesday 1 June 2021

The boss of Heathrow says the travel green list should be released in advance, the protect tourists from high prices.

CEO John Holland-Kaye told The Telegraph that he would want signals of where could be viable in July.

He says airlines and tour operators would be forced to scale bank their schedules, leaving people with little availability and high prices.

Currently, Portugal, Gibraltar and Iceland are the only viable holiday destinations.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

Yesterday was officially the hottest day of the year so far.


The Met Office recorded 24 point 6 degrees in Kinloss and 25-point-1 degrees Celsius in Kinlochewe (Pron: Kin-lock-yoo) in the northwest Highlands.

The previous high was recorded back in March, when it got up to 24.5 degrees at Kew Gardens.

Jamie Stevenson runs a garden centre in Falkirk.

He says there's a shortage of garden furniture because of outdoor socialising during the pandemic.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:40 pm  

Former Brighton, Bournemouth and Crystal Palace striker Glenn Murray has retired from playing football.

The 37-year-old played for Championship side Nottingham Forest last season.

Murray helped Brighton gain promotion to the top flight during his time at Albion and is the club's top Premier League goal scorer with 26.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

England’s 26 man squad for the European Championships has been announced.

Chelsea’s Reece James, Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell have made the team.

The full team is as follows.

Goalkeepers: Dean Henderson, Sam Johnstone, Jordan Pickford.

Defenders: Trent Alexander-Arnold, Ben Chilwell, Conor Coady, Reece James, Harry Maguire, Tyrone Mings, Luke Shaw, John Stones, Kieran Trippier, Kyle Walker.

Midfielders: Jude Bellingham, Jordan Henderson, Mason Mount, Kalvin Phillips, Declan Rice.

Forwards: Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Phil Foden, Jack Grealish, Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford, Bukayo Saka, Jadon Sancho, Raheem Sterling.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:36 pm  

Anyone who is sleeping rough or “undocumented” in Hounslow is being urged to get a Covid vaccine today.

A special healthcare ambulance has been set up opposite The Treaty Centre until 8pm.

The Council’s Director of Public Health, Kelly O’Neill, says vaccination is still the way out of lockdown. 

Meanwhile, the NHS has apologised to anyone who turned up to Twickenham Stadium but didn’t manage to get a vaccine.

More than 10,000 people descended on the site yesterday.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

Police investigating a series of incidents at Royal Holloway University in Egham have arrested a 29 year old man.

He was detained after setting up an Instagram account and using insulting and threatening language in his posts.

The 29 year old was first detained on Sunday for allegedly photographing young women without their knowledge or consent.

The investigation remains ongoing.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Police investigating a fatal collision in Morden say they are sure there must be witnesses who are yet to come forward.

25-year old Marcos Mateus Alves, known as Mateus to his friends, died at 5pm on Saturday in St Helier Avenue.

Two males arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving have been released under investigation.

Officers say “The collision happened at a very busy location and at a busy time of day.”

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:10 pm  

Teddington resident Sir Mo Farah believes it's absolutely the right decision for the Tokyo Olympics to go ahead.

Japan's started to vaccinate almost six-hundred athletes today - along with one-thousand support coaches.

With just over seven weeks to go until the start of the Games, Farah says he's happy to trust the organisers despite the city being in a state of emergency until at least the 20th of June.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Heathrow Airport's opening a dedicated terminal today to handle arrivals from so-called 'red-list' countries.

Under the government's international travel rules, only UK and Irish citizens are allowed to arrive in England from those nations - and must go straight to hotel quarantine.

It's hoped the facility in terminal three will help ease queues for those coming from elsewhere.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Tests show Sarah Everard died after suffering pressure to the neck.

The 33-year-old's body was found in woodland in Kent in March, a week after going missing in Clapham.

Serving Metropolitan Police officer Wayne Couzens has been charged with her kidnap and murder.

The 48-year-old from Deal is due to go on trial in October.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:12 pm  

A leading scientist advising the government says the full lifting of restrictions in England should be delayed by a month, due to the Indian variant of Covid-19

The roadmap states that'll happen on the 21st of this month at the very earliest.

But Professor Ravi Gupta feels we should wait until schools break up.

Business minister and Sutton MP Paul Scully says getting vaccinated is the route out of the pandemic.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:11 pm  

TfL must find at least half a billion pounds more each year from 2023, under the terms of a new government bailout

The government has now given the operator over £4bn since March last year.

TfL must also save £900m over the next year, and review their “generous” pensions scheme.

The agreement also says that the government won’t pay more than a third for Hammersmith Bridge.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:24 am  

Police, Ambulance Crews, and the Fire Brigade have rescued a man from the Thames in Twickenham.

The crews were called yesterday at around quarter past seven to Cross Deep.

The man in his 40s was rescued from the water and taken to hospital.

Enquiries continue, but it’s not being treated as suspicious.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:22 am  

Some members of the Catholic faith are questioning how Boris Johnson was able to marry in church

Catholicism generally frowns on divorce, although some congregations are more liberal about it nowadays.

Mitcham and Morden Labour MP Siobhan McDonagh describes herself as a “cradle Catholic”.

She says “how can it be right that a three times married Prime Minister can be married in church when he can’t acknowledge his children”?

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:37 am  

There have been reports of half-mile long queues at Twickenham stadium, as it offered jabs to anyone over 18 in the afternoon

Up to fifteen thousand were offered yesterday, as part of efforts to tackle the Indian variant.

Radio Jackie's Luke Williams was in the queue.

The tweet asking for over 18s was sent out at 3.19pm, and twitter is the right medium to attract hordes of young people.

I got there at six. It was around seven minutes past when I got into the queue, which was half a mile long and growing fast. I long couldn't see the stadium at that point, it had snaked so far. I talked to a few people around me about how the maths didn't add up in our favour. they only intended to give out fifteen thousand jabs, and they'd given out a thousand in the first hour, and there must be a good chunk of that in the line. But this is the first chance we'd had and it wasn't worth throwing away. Plus, I asked them this question after thirty minutes of queuing. 

When they finally said no more vaccines, the queue stretched past gate E, and the walk ins were due for gate A. That's not including the smaller sub queues, that felt a little like pens, that popped up just to store people away. 

The staff weren't taking any nonsense, and I noted a police presence. All those disappointed people in one place could have got messy, but to everyone's credit, and indeed benefit, it didn't. 

I saw people had come up from Brighton to get a jab when they heard about it. Now's only to see how they'll work around the fact that after more than a year of waiting, demand is both urgent and high.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:07 am  

Monday 31 May 2021

People across Surrey are being encouraged to reduce their light pollution.

“Dark Skies Matter” is a project that aims to reduce artificial light in order to protect naturally dark skies, the habitat and our health.  

John Evans from the campaign says it’s not about plunging everyone into darkness. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

Brentford chairman Cliff Crown says he won't be spending big money on new signings ahead of their first season in the Premier League.

After 74 years out of the top flight, they're back after beating Swansea in Saturday's Championship play-off final.

The club's well known for its data-driven approach to bringing in players - like the 'Moneyball' concept.

Crown tells us, they won't splash the cash.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

People have been protesting in Tooting after delivery drivers were targeted by immigration officials.

The Met have been criticised, after they stopped bikes in the area and arrested two for immigration offences.

The force has been accused of racially profiling a largely ethnic minority workforce.

Over 100 people took to Tooting High Street to oppose the operation.

A Home Office spokesperson says all operational activity is intelligence led, and they had reason to suspect illegality.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

People across the UK have flocked to parks and beaches to enjoy the hottest day of the year so far.

Temperatures have hit 25-point-1 degrees Celsius in Kinlochewe in the northwest Highlands.

The previous high was recorded back in March, when it got up to 24.5 degrees at Kew Gardens.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

England's largest vaccination centre's welcoming anyone over 18 to get their coronavirus jab today.

It's hoped 15-thousand injections will be given at Twickenham rugby stadium in south west London.

It's open until 7:30.

Radio Jackie’s Luke Williams is there now.

Ministers are ramping up vaccination efforts - they want all over-50s to have had both doses before the 21st of June.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:08 pm  

Brentford boss Thomas Frank insists they won't be changing their style of play in the Premier League.

His side clinched promotion to the top flight for the first time in 74 years with a 2-nil win over Swansea in the Championship play-off final.

Frank realises they won't have so much possession but tells us, they're well equipped to cope with what's thrown at them.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

People in Surrey are being encouraged to take time to look at the stars.

“Dark Skies Matter” is a project that aims to reduce artificial light and get us to appreciate natural darkness. 

John Evans from the campaign explains the biggest benefits of night-sky gazing. 

To find out more, click here.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

A man has been charged with murder, following the stabbing of a 42-year-old woman in Cheam.

Emergency crews were called to Park Road, just off the High Street, at around 10pm on Thursday.

56-year-old Mohsan Saadi is accused of the attack.

Police are currently contacting next of kin, who are currently overseas.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:17 pm  

England's biggest coronavirus vaccination centre is now up and running - at the beginning of a critical period for lifting lockdown

It's hoped 15,000 jabs will be given at Twickenham rugby stadium today.

Ministers want all over-50s to have had both doses by the 21st of June.

But a decision on whether to fully reopen is expected to be taken about a week before.

Doctor Genevieve Small is part of the team at Twickenham.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:40 pm  

Kingston’s MP says he’s still against building tower blocks in the borough

Plans to erect two more towers in Tolworth were turned down by the council last week, although it’s thought the developers will appeal.

And residents in nearby New Malden are concerned over proposals to build up to 5 more high rises along the high street. 

We’ve asked Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick and London Mayor Sadiq Khan for an interview.  

Lib Dem, Sir Ed Davey says too much is being asked of Kingston. 
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:13 pm  

Naomi Osaka may be banned from playing at Wimbledon this year, after refusing to do any media interviews

The world number two has declined at the French Open, for mental health reasons.

She’s been fined £10,000 for that.

The All-England Club and a number of other Grand Slams have written to her, asking that she speak to competition teams about her well-being.

It also says that she’s contractually obliged to do the interviews.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:22 am  

Newly promoted to the Premier Division of the Surrey Cricket League Ottershaw suffered the biggest loss in the division this weekend

London Gymkhana beat the club by 118 runs.

However, Ploughmans, who were also promoted last season, were successful in their game, beating Surrey Warriors by 8 wickets.

Surrey Warriors A are top of the table, beating Balham and Tooting by 94 runs.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:32 am  

England's biggest vaccination centre opens today at Twickenham rugby stadium

It'll have 119 stations, with as many as 15,000 jabs administered later.

Ministers want to get all over-50s double dosed by so-called "freedom day" on June the 21st.

Some experts think it should be delayed, but Richard Horton, editor of The Lancet medical journal, remains optimistic.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:11 am  

Sunday 30 May 2021

A charity in Leatherhead’s been announced as one of the best to work for in the UK.

Rainbow Trust supports families if they have a child who’s seriously ill.

It’s come 19th out of 30 in a list of charities from Best Companies Accreditation, where employees rate the places they work.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:23 pm  

It's widely reported Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel’s close to signing a new contract after guiding them to the Champions League title.

Tuchel met owner Roman Abramovic this morning – it’s expected he’ll be offered a contract extension.

Former player Eddie Newton was assistant manager when Chelsea first became European champions in 2012 - he says Tuchel's made a big impact.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:12 pm  

A wildlife hospital in Leatherhead says it’s having one of its busiest years ever.

Wildlife Aid Foundation says people being at home more and visiting local woodland means more animals in distress are being spotted.

We’re being urged to do one thing a day, no matter how small, to help the environment.

Simon Cowell, head of the charity, says picking up a piece of litter or using a little less water, each day, will have an effect.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:08 pm  

Brentford legend Lloyd Owusu reckons his old club will continue with their "moneyball" approach to signings in the Premier League.

Brentford won promotion to the top-flight for the first time in 74 years with a 2-nil win over Swansea in yesterday’s Championship play-off final.

They famously use a data driven approach to buying players - like in the Brad Pitt film based on a real baseball team.

Owusu thinks, Brentford will be sensible in the transfer market.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:20 pm  

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has hinted he’s close to a new contract after guiding the club to a second Champions League title.

They beat Man City 1-0 in last night's final.

After the match, Tuchel told journalists he’d only just met Roman Abramovich for the first time.

He's apparently met with Abramovic again today.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:18 pm  

It's thought the UK could miss out on billions of pounds in spending from passengers arriving into Heathrow.

Economic forecasting group, CEBR, reckons travellers coming into Heathrow spend £16bn every year with businesses across the country.

CEBR - and the boss of Heathrow - say losses can be averted if the government expand their green list for travel.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:15 pm  

Over 400 volunteers are working “flat out 24/7” at a wildlife hospital in Leatherhead.

Wildlife Aid Foundation says they’re currently experiencing one of their busiest years ever.

Head of the charity, Simon Cowell, tells us of the effect he’s seen climate change have on wildlife.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

Brentford are heading to the Premier League for the first time ever.

They've secured promotion with a 2-nil win over Swansea in the Championship play-off final.

The Londoners missed out last season as they suffered defeat to Fulham at Wembley.

Boss Thomas Frank tells us, it's taken a huge amount of character to get the job done this time.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

Chelsea are European champions for a second time after beating Manchester City 1-nil in last night's all-English final in Porto.

Thomas Tuchel - who replaced Frank Lampard as Stamford Bridge boss in January - suffered defeat in last season's Champions League final with Paris Saint-Germain.

He hopes this is the start of a successful period for his current club.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 am  

A man has died after a fatal collision in Morden.

Detectives are appealing for witnesses after the accident between a car and moped on St Helier Avenue close to Netley Gardens yesterday.

Emergency services were called at 16:20pm, but despite their efforts, a 25 year old man was pronounced dead at the scene.

It’s believed two cars were travelling at speed before the accident occurred.

Both drivers have been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:05 am  

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