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Saturday 3 July 2021

People travelling through Kingston are to be treated from next month to the sight of seven new contemporary works of art.

The sculptures, designed by local and internationally-known artists, will form a new “sculpture trail” around the town centre.

They’ll be on display for three months, and the public will be asked if they’d like one to remain permanently.

Over 40 works were shortlisted. The seven winners include a spinning sculpture, an androgynous angel and another labelled The Kiss.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:33 pm  

A group of Allotment holders in Isleworth are at loggerheads with their wealthy landlord over the future of a site used for the past 100 years to grow food.

Some of the tenants have accused developers working for the Duke of Northumberland of wanting to build luxury flats on two-thirds of the site next to Syon Park. 

The developers say many of the flats will be sold as affordable housing or offered to NHS staff and they’ve offered to work with the allotment-holders.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:32 pm  

Five students from Isleworth have beaten hopefuls from 130 other London schools to reach the finals of the Shell Bright ideas challenge.

The team from Isleworth and Syon School, designed a modular system of small spherical-shaped buses which can be joined together to carry more passengers. 

The contest challenges pupils aged 11-14 to create sustainable ideas for the cities of the future.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:22 pm  

Volunteer crews from the Teddington lifeboat have been invited to take part in this year’s Blessing of the River Thames in the town.

The lifeboat crews achieved worldwide recognition earlier this year for their heroic attempts to free a minke whale stranded in the river.

The annual event, involving clergy and parishioners from St Mary with St Alban’s Church, was cancelled last year due to the pandemic. 

It’ll take place on Sunday, July 11th.    

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:21 pm  

An author who lives in Richmond says she’s delighted to have had her debut novel shortlisted for Britain’s longest-running literary prize.

Ellen Alpsten’s book, Tsarina tells the story of Marta, an 18th century serf who became the first Empress of Russia. 

It’s been shortlisted for the prestigious Author’s Club First Novel Award.

Ms Alpsten, who began her book while working as a journalist and TV presenter, described her inclusion on the shortlist as a privilege

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:26 pm  

A fox found entangled in an old football net in a back garden in Woking has been rescued by the RSPCA and released back into the wild

A Surrey family spotted the panicked young fox early Friday morning and after putting some water out for him, called the RSPCA for help.

According to the charity, this year, Euro 2020-inspired football fever may be contributing to a rise in numbers. In just three weeks in June this year, the animal charity had already received at least 30 netting entanglement reports.

To report concerns about an animal, call the RSPCA’s emergency line  - 0300 1234 999)

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:22 pm  

A man from Banstead appeared in court via a video link whilst in hospital, earlier this week, for the murder of a policeman.

Louis de Zoysa, 23, is accused of discharging four bullets in a holding cell at Croydon Custody Centre last September, after he was arrested in Norwood following a stop and search.

Sergeant Matiu Ratana, 54, was shot in the chest and leg and was pronounced dead when taken to St George’s hospital.

De Zoysa is suffering from a life threating gunshot wound.

The judge refused bail, remarking that he would be held in prison until the end of the case if he were too become well enough to be discharged from hospital. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:30 pm  

Cameron Norrie says he's playing a "legend" of tennis when he faces Roger Federer in the third round of Wimbledon this afternoon.

The British number two's trying to reach the last-16 of a Grand Slam for the first time.

Though it's an intimidating tie, Norrie's in great form - and only two other players have won more matches than him on the ATP Tour this year.

Federer and Norrie are second on Centre Court.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:30 am  

British teenager Emma Raducanu says she feels like she's just on holiday at Wimbledon, as she looks to continue her astonishing run this lunchtime.

In her first ever Grand Slam, the 18-year-old wildcard's aiming to reach the last-16 when she faces Romania's Sorana Cirstea.

She'll have huge backing today - as it'll be her debut on Number One Court. Play starts at 1pm this afternoon.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

Andy Murray says he has to find a way to consistently get on court for matches and practice or he'll need to consider if the rest of the work is "worth it"

Andy Murray says he has to find a way to consistently get on court for matches and practice or he'll need to consider if the rest of the work is "worth it".

The three-time Grand Slam champion is out of Wimbledon after he lost his third round tie to Denis Shapovalov in straight sets.

Dan Evans was beaten in four sets by Sebastian Korda, meaning he's still yet to reach the second week.

That leaves Cameron Norrie as the last British man standing in the singles - and he faces one of the toughest tests in tennis when he takes on 20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer on Centre this afternoon.

18-year-old British wild card Emma Raducanu looks to continue her astonishing run at her first major - she faces Romania's Sorana Cirstea.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:19 am  

A 15-year-old boy has been arrested in Brighton on suspicion of murder after a boy aged 16 was stabbed to death in Croydon

Police were called to reports of a disturbance at a flat in Bracken Avenue, where they found the 16-year-old suffering from stab wounds. He was pronounced dead just after 1.30am on Thursday.

The suspect was taken to a police station in East Sussex.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:06 am  

Friday 2 July 2021

Detectives investigating the murder of a 16-year-old boy in Croydon have made an arrest.

They found the 16 year old boy with stabs wounds on Thursday at a house in Bracken Avenue 

Despite the best efforts by emergency services he was pronounced dead at the scene

A 15 year old boy has been arrested in Brighton in connection with the murder and has been taken to a local police station were he remains in custody.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:25 pm  

The Duchess of Cambridge is back at Wimbledon today.

But as well as watching tennis, tournament Patron Kate has spent time in the club’s kitchens preparing food. 

She was highlighting the work that organisers at the All England Lawn Tennis Club have been doing during the pandemic.

They’ve created and distributed 200 meals a day to those in need.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:30 pm  

Surrey council has approved the principals of Surrey’s Climate change delivery plan.

 It sets how we need to act in order to meet net zero carbon emissions for the county by 2030. 

People will be asked to get involved and put forward their ideas to help make a greener county for the future generations. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:29 pm  

Police have released images of a group of boys who spat at a family at Thorpe Park.

It’s thought an 8 year old girl was deliberately targeted on the 6th June because she has a shaved head due to cancer treatment.

The four suspects are described as 17 year-old boys, all around 5’8” tall.

The boy who spat on the girl was described as Mediterranean, with curly black brown hair and wearing a black t-shirt.

Anyone with information is urged to contact police.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

A team from Mole Valley are introducing a Telephone Check In service to help keep residents safe.

Mole Valley Life offers anything from welfare calls, to checking a person is managing in hospital or a reminder to take medicine.

Staff are professionally trained to listen, check on resident’s needs and deal with any emergencies that may arise.

The phone calls are tailored to individual requirements and can be organised either on a recurring basis or as and when required. 

 For more information

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

Developers are proposing knocking down a family home in Surbiton and replacing it with a three-storey block of flats.

The design of the development in Oak Hill Grove would be in the same art deco style as the railway station.

But residents say the designs are wildly out of character for the road which lies in a conservation area. 

You’re being urged to give your views on the plans via Kingston Council website by July the 8th. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:26 pm  

A major route through Croydon was closed off for a number of hours this morning.

It’s after a car and moped collided on Duppas Hill Road near to the Croydon Flyover just before 8 o’clock. 

A man has been taken to hospital where his is condition is critical.

No arrests have been made. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:31 pm  

Two time former Wimbledon champion Andy Murray returns to Centre Court today as he takes on Denis Shapovalov for a place in the last 16

The pair have never met each other before but Shapovalov will be aware of the Brits record at SWP19. 

Denis had walkover in his last match but Murray had a long 5 setter in his previous round. 

The other Brit in action today is  Daniel Evans who takes on Sabastian Korda.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:51 pm  

A rare Alpine Swift has been found in North Cheam after drifting hundreds of miles off course.

The bird is only the tenth of its kind to have ever ventured inland as far as Surrey and is the first to be spotted in the county since 2005.  

It was taken to the Wildlife Aid Foundation Hospital in Leatherhead

where it was found to be underfed, dehydrated, and exhausted.  

It was nursed back to health and released back into the wild on Wednesday morning. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:50 pm  

A rare Alpine Swift has been found in North Cheam after drifting hundreds of miles off course.
The bird is only the tenth of its kind to have ever ventured inland as far as Surrey and is the first to be spotted in the county since 2005.  

It was taken to the Wildlife Aid Foundation Hospital in Leatherhead
where it was found to be underfed, dehydrated, and exhausted.  

It was nursed back to health and released back into the wild on Wednesday morning. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

Sutton Council has developed a new self-help guide for parents moving into emergency or temporary accommodation.

It’s been created in conjunction with the Public Health team and is the first of its kind in the borough.

It includes information on how to claim benefits, improve a financial situation, and find permanent accommodation.

Sutton Council says it has seen unprecedented numbers of people finding themselves homeless and many are families with children.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:30 am  

Andy Murray admits another dramatic match could be in store when he competes in the third round at Wimbledon today.

He's taking on 10th seed Denis Shapovalov.

Murray's first two matches of the tournament have proved to be epic duels - with his latest being a 5-set thriller against Oscar Otte.

After a long period away from the court, the British player says he needs to work on his mental fitness.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:15 am  

A major route in Staines will be closed off tonight and the next three nights.

New traffic signals are being installed on the A30 at the Crooked Billet. 

The pedestrian subway under the junction will also close permanently from Monday. 

It will be replaced with new cycle routes that will be built across the roundabout.  

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:35 am  

Thursday 1 July 2021

With Wimbledon in full swing, a couple from Stockwell are trying to get more children into the sport.

Chris Marshall and Catherine Dibble have created the G Tennis Partnership Programme.

In just six months, they’ve fundraised £3,500 to give 100 children access to a six-week summer tennis course.

Chris is now looking to begin a second round of fund-raising to offer an autumn programme.

You can find out more about the fundraiser by searching

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:48 pm  

A reward of £10,000 has been put up for anonymous information on the disappearance of a teenager 23 years ago.

Wallington based charity Crimestoppers has launched the appeal to try and solve the case of 16-year-old Carmel French from Crawley. 

The investigation is being treated as a murder inquiry and is focusing on South London. 

Carmel was last seen at Camberwell Green Magistrates’ Court on the 21st of May 1998, but she didn’t return home.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:36 pm  

Staines is getting a new leisure centre.

It will be located in Knowle Green and will include a 25 metre pool, 3 squash courts, 3D football pitches and a fitness suite. 

Spelthorne Council says it will be the first centre in the UK to be built to the ultra-low energy ‘Passivhaus’ standard. 

It’s expected to use 60 to 70% less energy than a typical, modern leisure centre.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:35 pm  

Hounslow’s parks are experiencing an outbreak of the Oak processionary Moth.

The caterpillars can cause eye and throat irritations, rashes and breathing difficulties. 

The Council is urging residents to report sightings to the Forestry Commission’s Tree Alert service.

If left unchecked, the invasive species can decimate oak trees by stripping them of their leaves.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:32 pm  

Eight dogs have been seized in Lyne near Chertsey.


Officers attended an address In Almners Road at around 8am following health concerns for a number of dogs.

All the dogs found were examined by a vet at the location.

Four were seized under the Animal Welfare Act while police verify who their owners are through the dogs' microchips.

No arrests have been made at this time.

Picture credit: Surrey Police.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Police "heavily criticised" for handling of Sarah Everard vigil in Clapham in new report.

Police have been heavily criticised for their handling of two high-profile public protests.

A report from a cross-party group of MPs found two forces breached "fundamental rights" in their handling of the Sarah Everard vigil in Clapham and 'Kill the Bill' protests in Bristol.

It says lock-down laws were wrongly applied by both the Met and Avon and Somerset police.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:59 pm  

Andy Murray says NHS workers should be given a more substantial pay rise.

The Scotsman, who lives in Oxshott, was speaking after his second round victory at Wimbledon last night.

Hundreds of key workers have been invited to the Championships, as organisers say thank you for their work during the pandemic.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:59 pm  

Princes William and Harry say they hope a bronze statue they've unveiled in Princess Diana's memory will be "seen forever as a symbol of her life and legacy".

It's been installed at her former home at Kensington Palace and shows her surrounded by three children, apparently reflecting her "warmth, elegance and energy".

Diana’s family joined the two brothers, divided on many issues, who put on a united front and seemed relaxed around each other.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:49 pm  

A number of people have been rescued from the back of a lorry on the M25 between Wisley and Chertsey.

A number of vehicles were stopped at 11am after officers were given a tip off about people “struggling to breathe.” 

11 men and one woman, believed to be "clandestine" migrants, were found in the back of the lorry. 

They have been checked by paramedics at the roadside and taken into police custody. 

Immigration services will be dealing with the matter.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:20 pm  

Lib Dem leader and Kingston & Surbiton MP, Sir Ed Davey, responds to a cross party investigation over the police's handling of the Sarah Everard vigil in Clapham.

Responding to a cross party investigation, which has found that under Cressida Dick’s leadership the police breached people’s fundamental human rights, Ed Davey said: 

“The Metropolitan Police Commissioner got the judgement badly wrong by refusing to let a peaceful, Covid-safe vigil to mark the horrific killing of Sarah Everard go ahead. A peaceful vigil highlighting violence by men against women ended with women being wrestled to the ground. 

“Cressida Dick put both the women at that vigil and her police officers in a very difficult position. She has undermined the public trust and confidence that our police need to do their jobs. She should have already gone. 

“The appalling scenes we saw that evening on Clapham Common also show how dangerous and draconian Priti Patel’s protest crackdown law is. How on Earth can the Conservatives think the answer is to give the police even more powers to clampdown on protests? 

“The right to peaceful assembly and protest has always been a crucial part of our democratic society, and Liberal Democrats will fiercely resist the Tories’ attempts to undermine it.”

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:08 pm  

A 16-year-old boy has been stabbed to death at a house in Croydon.

Police found the teenager at the property in Bracken Avenue in the Addington part of the borough just before 1am. 

Next of kin has been informed but formal identification has not taken place. 

No arrests have been made.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:29 pm  

A statue of Princess Diana's going to be unveiled later - on what would've been her 60th birthday.

Prince Harry's back in the UK for it and will join Prince William for a ceremony at Kensington Palace.

The brothers have grown apart over recent years as Harry stepped back as a senior royal.

The Sun's royal photographer, Arthur Edwards, says he doesn't think their mother would have been happy.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

A man has been arrested after a woman was grabbed in Epsom last night.

She was in the Epsom Common nature reserve at 6.55pm when she was approached from behind and dragged to the ground.

The man ran off and the incident was reported to police.

The suspect is described as in his early 20s with short curly blonde hair.

A 41-year-old man was later arrested on suspicion of assault and is currently in custody.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:16 am  

More than six thousand jobs will be created in the UK as Nissan builds a huge gigafactory in Sunderland to make batteries for electric cars.

The company says an initial £1 billion investment will "supercharge" its drive towards carbon neutrality.

Business Secretary and MP for Spelthorne Kwasi Kwarteng is meeting bosses there this morning and says it's very forward-looking.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 am  

Kingston Council has started using digital sensors to help discourage squatting at the Cambridge Estate.

The authority says the technology will also help deter anti-social behaviour at the site which is being redeveloped. 

Bosses don’t want vacant properties to be targeted during the period in which they are empty prior to demolition starting. 

The council’s property management team is able to remotely monitor unauthorised entry and occupancy in real-time. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

Two “professional con artists” have been ordered to hand over nearly £19,000 by Wandsworth Council.

James Smith and Timothy Draper-Smith targeted residents in Putney offering gutter cleaning services. 

One man paid £140 for his gutters to be cleared but was then told his roof needed £48,000 worth of repairs. 

Both men pleaded guilty to a series of consumer protection offences and were fined £5,000 each with combined added costs of £8,000. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:04 am  

Wednesday 30 June 2021

Police are acting on reports of a hate crime that was reported in Weybridge last month.

The victim was verbally abused outside St Georges School in Thames Street.

He was approached by two men using verbally abusive language. The men then carried on walking away down the street.

Police are appealing for witnesses in the hope of preventing the abuse of further victims.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Police have released images of a man they want to speak to in connection with an incident in Chertsey.

They believe he can assist with an investigation into repeat criminal damage.

A parked car was damaged between the 16th and 18th of June on Flemish Fields.

You can view an image of him on our Radio Jackie website.

Anyone with any information is urged to contact police on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

Andy Murray says the will to win is drilled into him as he prepares for his second round match at Wimbledon.

 Andy Murray says the will to win is drilled into him as he prepares for his second round match at Wimbledon.

The two-time champion, who's playing in the singles at the Grand Slam for the first time in four years, takes on Germany's Oscar Otte 

Murray showed all of his fighting qualities in beating Nikoloz Basilashvili  on Monday.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Ed Sheeran was pictured sitting beside David Beckham at Wembley for England's Euro 2020 game against Germany last night.

The singer is a big football fan and is also the shirt sponsor for Ipswich Town next season.

Stormzy watched the game with fans in Croydon.

He wore an England top with Jack Grealish's number seven on the back.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

A man from Lambeth has been sentenced to six months imprisonment for possession of a bladed weapon at Croydon Crown Court.

 23-year-old Terrel Doyley also received an additional day for possession of a Class C drug.

Doyle was arrested failing to stop for officers from the Violent Task Force Squad whilst travelling on Clapham Common Southside.

He was caught in Lynette Avenue with cannabis having dropped a Samurai sword in Cavendish Avenue during a chase on foot. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Novak Djokovic has made light work of the player he beat in the 2018 Wimbledon final to reach the third round.

The defending champion won in straight sets against South Africa's Kevin Anderson, 6-3, 6-3, 6-3.

Djokovic says he couldn't have played much better.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:09 pm  

Rugby star Alex Corbisiero has been speaking about the importance of supporting grassroots rugby.

It’s after the club he played for as a child, KCS Old Boys in Wimbledon, was named Canterbury Club of the Month for June. 

Alex represented England at the Rugby World Cup 2011 and also competed in the Six Nations championships. 

He credits Kings with starting his career and forging lifelong friendships. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

A special meeting of the Lambeth Youth Council will take place virtually tonight.

 MPs, the Police, residents and council representatives will join the online event. 

They’ll discuss a number of issues including trust and confidence in black communities with regards to policing. 

Lambeth Council’s aim is to make the borough one of the safest places in London for children, teenagers and young adults by 2030. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

A group of England fans have partied the night away with Stormzy.

It’s after the rapper, who lives in New Malden, kept his promise to party at a stranger's house if England beat Germany.

He allegedly made the pledge while he enjoyed pre-match drinks in Croydon yesterday afternoon.

Video footage later appeared on social media of him partying, in what looks like a living room, with fans.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:39 pm  

British number two Cameron Norrie's is resuming his first-round match at Wimbledon with Lucas Poulle

He was a set down to the Frenchman when bad light stopped play last night.

Andy Murray faces Oscar Otte and Katie Boulter takes on second seed Aryna Sabalenka and Dan Evans is also in action.

First up on Centre is a re-run of the 2018 men's final - Novak Djokovic takes on the man he beat, Kevin Anderson.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

Three men have been taken to hospital after a collision in Claygate last night.

Police are appealing for witnesses after a red Volkswagen Polo came off Littleworth Road at around 5.07pm.

One man sustained life threatening injuries and the two others have serious injuries.

The road was blocked along with Oaken Lane for a short time emergency services attended the scene.

If you witnessed the collision, or have dashcam footage of the area at the time you should contact police on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:44 am  

A man's due in court later charged with murdering a police sergeant at a custody centre in Croydon.

Matt Ratana died after a gun was fired inside the building .

23-year-old Louis de Zoysa has been in hospital, under police guard, since the shooting in September.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:19 am  

Investigations are continuing today into an attempted abduction in Addlestone.

The lone schoolgirl was approached at 4.30 on Friday afternoon on the wooded public footpath near to Philip Southcote School.

The suspect attempted to grab her from over a fence, but she was able to fend him off and run away. 

The suspect is described as a white man in his 20s who was wearing a dark green jacket and denim jeans.  

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

The manager of a pub in Walton is paddle boarding along the River Thames today to raise money for the British Heart Foundation

Adrian Diggory from The Anglers pub, along with other mangers Luke Jones and Matt Samler are taking on the 75km challenge.

Starting at 5am, the 14 hour journey from the Shiplake will see them stopping in Egham for a breather.

The paddle boarders said they “we are well on our way to our £5,000 target.”

If you wish to donate you can find the link here.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 am  

Tuesday 29 June 2021

The foreign secretary's private mobile number appears to have been online for over a decade.

The Guardian says it was discovered by a reader. 

It’s  after a search showed it had been on the web page since before Dominic Raab became MP for Esher and Walton in 2010. 

It's raised questions for security services just weeks after Boris Johnson's number was also found to be accessible to anyone.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:33 pm  

A man has been charged with the murder of Sergeant Matt Ratana at Croydon custody suite.


23 year old Louis de Zoysa from Banstead was also charged earlier with possession of a firearm and possession of ammunition. 

He has remained in hospital in a stable, non-life-threatening condition, since the incident in September last year. 

He has been under police guard, and officers say recent changes to his condition led to him being charged.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:28 pm  

Kingston Council and Network rail have won funding to kickstart the transformation of Tolworth station.

A cross-borough partnership of Kingston, Merton, Sutton, Croydon, Richmond and Wandsworth has been awarded more than £2 million.

£150,000 is to transformation Tolworth Station into an accessible transport hub with shops and community spaces. 

The plans will also focus the development of homes, jobs and community-driven green initiatives in the surrounding area.

The funding is from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:31 pm  

Richmond Council has approved a planning application for 30 new purely affordable homes in Teddington.

The new development, on the site of the old Strathmore Centre, will see all of the existing buildings demolished and replaced.  

 A communal amenity space and an “ecological enhancement area” will also be included in the project.  

 The land used to be Council owned and was identified as surplus to requirements in 2010. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:24 pm  

With Wimbledon well underway, Merton Council is reminding residents and sports fans to adhere to Covid rules.

This year’s tournament is a pilot event for the Government Events Research Programme. 

It’s one of the first events to feature capacity crowds, with 21,000 people expected each day.   

Anyone attending the event, or just out in the town, is being reminded a one-way system is in place at the courts and the shopping areas. 

People must also wear a mask, wash hands and socially distance. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:32 am  

A new cross-party campaign, aimed at giving people a greater say in what affects them, will launch in Sutton tomorrow.

“Turning the Tide” is being backed by the former MP for Carshalton and Wallington, Tom Brake, and the council leader, Ruth Dombey.  

The campaign is calling for greater independence and more responsibility for councils.  

It’s not party political and councillors of all parties, as well as independent councillors, are signing the pledge.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:24 am  

Home Secretary Prithi Patel and London Mayor Sadiq Khan have visited a new Counter Terrorism Operations Centre in West Brompton

The site, which is still being built, includes a cutting-edge counter terrorism operations suite.

A dedicated, state-of-the-art counter terrorism forensics laboratory will follow soon.

The Mayor and Home Secretary also met and spoke with staff and officers who will be working at the hub.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:21 am  

Monday 28 June 2021

A teenager has been arrested for racially abusing and assaulting a number of police officers in Sunbury.

Police were called just after midnight on Saturday to reports of a large disturbance involving youths with weapons near Green Street. 

A 16-year-old boy was asked to leave the scene but refused to do so. 

While he was being arrested, he shouted profanities at the officers and kicked three of them.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:39 pm  

There’s been an attempted abduction in Addlestone.

The schoolgirl was approached on Friday afternoon on the wooded public footpath near to Philip Southcote School. 

The suspect attempted to grab her from over a fence and put his hand over her mouth to keep her quiet. 

But she was able to get out of his grip and the suspect, described as a white man in his 20s, then fled the scene. 

He smelt like cigarette smoke and was wearing a dark green jacket, dark blue denim jeans and Nike trainers with a white sole. 

Officers arrived within 10 minutes of the incident and completed an extensive area search. 

No-one fitting the description was found and due to heavy foot traffic in the area, the dog unit could not pick up a scent.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:33 pm  

Surrey Police have joined forces with Crimestoppers and Toyota to raise awareness of catalytic converter theft in the county.

Between now and Wednesday, the Crimestoppers-funded digital ad van will be travelling across Surrey. 

It will display crime prevention material and a video of a catalytic converter theft in action. 

The van will also park up at a total of nine sites across the three days, where Toyota will be on hand to demonstrate a catalytic converter theft in action and explain how marking kits and locks can protect vehicles from theft. 

Police officers will also be at the sites to answer questions and offer crime prevention advice. 

There were over 1000 catalytic converter thefts in Surrey last year. 

This piece of metal is situated under every vehicle near the engine, and helps to clean exhaust fumes. 

Every vehicle that isn’t fully electric requires a catalytic converter in order to run smoothly, and their insurance isn’t valid without one. 

They are highly sought-after by thieves because they contain valuable metals such as platinum, rhodium and palladium.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Police have released details of an attempted robbery in Croydon.

Officers on patrol last week came across two males trying to rob an Uber driver.

After a foot chase both males were detained and searched.

They were arrested after officers recovered a Rambo knife.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:16 pm  

A 42 year old man has died following a collision between a car and a motorbike in Croydon.

Police were called to the junctions of Gladeside and Woodmere Avenue just after 6pm on Saturday.

The victim had sustained a significant head injury and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the Volkswagen Touran involved stopped at the scene and there have been no arrests.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:14 pm  

Six people have been arrested following protests in Kensington yesterday.

At around 06:40am the group emptied manure from a truck outside a commercial property in Young Street. 

They also climbed scaffolding on the outside of the building and hung banners from it.

Four of the five were arrested on suspicion of causing criminal damage.

All six people remain in custody. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

It thought a house fire on Croydon was caused by a battery.

On Thursday, part of the ground floor of a semi-detached house in Coleridge Road was damaged by the blaze. 

A man and a child left the building before the Brigade arrived and were taken to hospital by Ambulance crews.

Investigators believe it was accidental and caused by the failure of a lithium-ion battery in the kitchen.

Batteries can present a fire risk if they’re over-charged, short circuited or damaged.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

Novak Djokovic admits he doesn't know much about Jack Draper ahead of facing the British teenager in his opening match at Wimbledon this afternoon.

The 19-year-old wild card from Sutton recently impressed with a run to the quarter-finals of the Queen's Club Championships.

As is tradition, Djokovic starts the Centre Court action as the men's defending champion.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

Hounslow Council has announced changes to its Streetspace trials after a public consultation.

Parking on Bath Road in Hounslow West is to be reinstated after it was removed to facilitate social distancing during the pandemic.

There will be some extra parking for restaurants and cafes in Devonshire Road in Chiswick.

10,000 people took part in the part in the consultation in writing and during a series of online events.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 am  

Sunday 27 June 2021

Richmond Council is re-consulting on options for the location of the new football pitch after soke residents raised concerns.
The pitch would be used by children up to the age of 13 with a focus on the development of girl’s teams.

The two options for the location are the bottom left-hand corner of Hampton Common and Buckingham

 A number of people who replied to the first consultation last year expressed concern over the new pitch’s
 proximity to houses.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:13 pm  

Six people have been arrested central London this morning after Extinction rebellion protests.

It happened just before 7am when a group emptied manure outside the offices of the Daily Mail. 

They also climbed scaffolding on the outside and hung banners from it. 

 All six people remain in police custody.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:11 pm  

Andy Murray insists he still has the ability to challenge at the highest level of tennis as he prepares for his first Wimbledon singles campaign in four years.

Britain's three-time Grand Slam champion takes on Nikoloz Basilashvili tomorrow.

Murray's been training with the likes of Roger Federer.

He hopes he's put his injuries behind him.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:34 pm  

Croydon residents are being invited to give in person feedback about plans for library services.

Earlier this month the council launched an eight-week consultation to continue its service while making necessary budget savings.

In response to public feedback early this year, it already confirmed it will keep all 13 of its libraries open.

The sessions start on the 2nd July at Sanderstead library and end at the central library on 16 July.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:09 pm  

Residents in Cannon Hill in Morden are being targeted by cold callers.

Police have received reports of two men knocking on doors offering to clear guttering.

Whilst working they claim to find loose tiles increasing the cost previously agreed.

Officers are urging everyone not to engage with them.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:03 pm  

Croydon Council is looking to urge residents to pledge commitments on race and equality in their workplaces.

It’s asking people whether they would support the Croydon Race Matters Pledge and the Croydon Equalities Pledge. 

The council has worked with community groups, the police, youth groups and schools to develop them.

Residents are being asked to give their feedback via an online survey.

The results will be revealed to coincide with Black History Month in October.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

A barber from Richmond has started a youth project to stop teenagers getting involved in drugs, gangs, and knife crime.

Yasin Hafid launched the scheme Pick a Trade Not a Blade in March which has already helped four youths find work.

He told the Metro, “Right now the streets of London are the worst they’ve ever been.”

It comes after childhood friend, 19 year old Archie Beston, was stabbed to death in Kingston last year.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 am  

Mole Valley’s public car parks are going electric.

More than 90 electric vehicle charging points are to be installed at sites across the borough.

£50,000 has been set aside for the project, which the Council hopes will reduce energy bills. 

Solar panels will also be installed in the roofs of carparks including Leatherhead Leisure Centre.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

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