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Saturday 10 July 2021

England vs Canada: Second Half report from Twickenham Stadium

The 10,000 fans attending Twickenham Stadium today witnessed a dominating England squad, albeit with an increasing number of penalties conceded.  Harlequin's Marcus Smith received a call-up from British and Irish Lions Head Coach Warren Gatland and was told of this news after being replaced following 65 minutes of outstanding accuracy, succeeding in 9 out of 9 conversions for England during the game.  The fly-half now preparing for his flight to South Africa.  England have played Canada seven times, and have seven wins to show for it.

Radio Jackie's Natalie Osborne is at Twickenham Stadium:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:37 pm  

England vs Canada: First-Half report from Twickenham Stadium

The first 40-minutes of play at Twickenham Stadium was an entertaining affair.  A costly yellow card for Canada with 4 converted tries added to England's scorecard whilst O'Gorman sat in the stands; England Captain Ludlow also saw yellow for foul-play; but the hosts dominated despite their penalty count creeping up.

Half Time: England 42 - 14 Canada

Radio Jackie's Natalie Osborne reports from Twickenham Stadium:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:13 pm  

A man from Kingston is hosting a charity football match to raise awareness of Sepsis after losing his mum to the infection

Sue Martin, who had been battling a rare form of bone marrow leukaemia, died in December at the age of 63 after contracting Sepsis.

MatchForMum will take place at Molesey Football Club on the 1st of August. 

Sue’s son Stephen says as well as honouring his mum, the match will fundraise for charity Sepsis Research FEAT.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:16 pm  

Surrey police are appealing for witnesses after a cyclist was seriously injured after a collision between his bicycle and a white ford Transit tipper in Oxted.

The accident happened on the A25 Wolfs Hill where it meets Rockfield Road, at around 11.30 Saturday morning, July 10th. 

The cyclist, a man in his 50's, received serious injuries in the collision and was taken to hospital by ambulance. A second cyclist, and the driver of the white Ford transit tipper were both uninjured and are assisting officers with their enquiries. 

The next of kin have been made aware.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:10 pm  

England vs Canada: An Introduction from Twickenham Stadium

There is international rugby union action taking place this afternoon at Twickenham Stadium as Radio Jackie's Natalie Osborne reports:

Kick-off is at 3pm.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:10 pm  

There's good news if you live in Richmond.

It's moved up seven positions from number 16 to 3 among the outer London boroughs on this year's Healthy Streets Scorecard.

The Scorecard compares each London borough on the actions taken to promote active and sustainable travel.

It encourages them to implement key measures including Low Traffic Neighbourhoods and protected cycle lanes.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:56 am  

 A mum from Croydon says meeting Prince Harry has been a light at the end of the Covid-tunnel.

The Duke of Sussex attended the WellChild Awards at Kew Gardens last week.

He presented 18-year-old Rhea Talwar, who was born with severe Cerebal Palsy, the charity's Special Recognition Award.

Rhea's mum Purabi says meeting Harry was like meeting with a friend.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:06 am  

British pair Joe Salisbury and Harriet Dart will play in the final of the mixed doubles at Wimbledon.

 They beat Germany's Kevin Krawietz and Kveta of the Czech Republic in three sets.

The duo could now face fellow Briton Neal Skupski and American Desirae Krawczyk on Sunday - if they defeat Australian John Peers and Shuai Zhang of China in their last four match tomorrow.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:43 am  

Metropolitan Police officer Wayne Couzens could spend the rest of his life behind bars, after pleading guilty yesterday to the murder of Sarah Everard.

 In March, Couzens was charged with the kidnapping and murder of Sarah after she went missing from Clapham Common.

A judge at the Old Bailey discussed the possibility of a whole-life order for him, when he's sentenced in September.

Commissioner Cressida Dick says she's 'sickened' by his actions.

12 other officers are now under investigation by the watchdog - relating to PC Couzens' conduct.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

A new women's champion will be crowned at Wimbledon this afternoon.

 Australia's world number one Ashleigh Barty faces Czech eighth seed Karolina Pliskova for the Venus Rosewater Dish on Centre Court.

Defending champion Novak Djokovic will take on Italian Matteo Berrettini in the men's showpiece tomorrow.

Both were winners in their semi-finals yesterday.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 am  

Friday 9 July 2021

A fire has gutted an outbuilding on London Road in Croydon.

When firefighters arrived yesterday, they say they were faced with a well- developed blaze. 

The LFB says crews worked hard in difficult conditions to bring the fire under control. 

Two people left the building uninjured before firefighters arrived.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:30 pm  

The Duchess of Cambridge will attend both finals at Wimbledon this weekend after coming out of self isolation.

Kate and Prince William will be at the women's match tomorrow, but she will be by herself for the men's on Sunday. 

She began isolating on July the  2nd after coming into contact with someone who tested positive for Covid.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Cressida Dick issues statement after police constable pleads guilty to murder of Sarah Everard


A serving police constable has pleaded guilty to the murder of Sarah Everard.

48 year old Wayne Couzens appeared at the Old Bailey today where he admitted murder.

He had already pleaded guilty to the kidnap and rape of 33 year old Sarah, at a hearing last month. They were not known to each other.

Couzens was arrested on Tuesday, the 9th of March, over the disappearance of Sarah on Wednesday, the 3rd of March, in Clapham.

Commissioner Cressida Dick said: “My thoughts and those of everyone in the Met Police are with Sarah’s loved ones. It is not possible for any of us to begin to imagine what they have been going through. I am so sorry.

“I was able to speak to them earlier today and said to them how very sorry I am for their loss and their pain and their suffering.

“All of us in the Met are sickened, angered and devastated by this man’s truly dreadful crimes. Everyone in policing feels betrayed.

“Sarah was a fantastic, talented young women with her whole life ahead of her and that has been snatched away. She was hugely loved and she will be sorely missed by so many people.

“Ever since Sarah went missing, the sole priority of my investigation team, the search team and hundreds of others in the Met was to find Sarah and bring the person who has committed this terrible crime to justice as swiftly as possible.

“We are hugely indebted to Sarah’s family, friends and so many members of the public who helped the investigation in every single way they could, not least by making appeals and giving us information.

“No words can adequately express the profound sadness and anger and regret everyone in the Met what happened to Sarah.

“Today as every day our thoughts are with Sarah with her family, with her loved ones and they always will be.”

Wayne Couzens transferred into the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS), from the Civil Nuclear Constabulary (CNC), in September 2018.

His first posting was to South Area, serving initially in a Safer Neighbourhood Team, before joining a response team covering the Bromley area in February 2019.

He then moved to the Parliamentary and Diplomatic Protection Command in February 2020 where his primary role was to patrol diplomatic premises, mainly embassies.

Following his arrest, a review confirmed he passed vetting processes. The checks confirmed there was no information available to the MPS at the time that would have changed the vetting decision.

Couzens was not subject to any misconduct proceedings during his time at the MPS.

Couzens stopped being paid as a police officer immediately following his earlier guilty pleas. This was as soon as legally possible. Internal misconduct procedures are now being progressed.

Couzens was remanded into custody. He will next appear at the Old Bailey to be sentenced on Wednesday, the 29th of September.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Football fans wanting to watch Sunday’s match at a pub or bar in Epsom need to be on their best behaviour.

Police have enacted a dispersal order covering the whole borough from 5pm until 7am on Monday. 

It gives officers the power to ask a group of two or more people to leave the area if they are committing anti-social behaviour.

The order comes after police received an increased number of reports of anti-social behaviour relating to football watching, mostly in pubs. 

Patrols will also be increased.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:30 pm  

Prince William will once again be at Wembley to support England in Sunday's Euro 2020 final with Italy.

The Duke of Cambridge, who's also president of the Football Association, has been at the wins over Germany and Denmark. 

He has two of the most sought after sporting tickets this weekend  as he'll also accompany Kate at tomorrow's Wimbledon women's final.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

The spending watchdog says the cost of completing Crossrail exceeds available funding.

A report by the National Audit Office estimates up to £218 million extra is needed. 

The railway will run through central London from Reading and Heathrow in the west to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east. 

The project currently has almost £19-billion in funding.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Kingston Council has been shortlisted for the ‘Local Authority of the Year’ Award.

The MJ local government achievement awards celebrate the work done by authorities across the county. 

The Council’s Cambridge Road Estate regeneration plan has also been commended in the ‘Best Social Housing Initiative’ category. 

The winner will be announced in September.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:59 pm  

Dave has released his new collaboration with Stormzy.

Their song, called Clash, features on the rapper's second album We're All Alone In This Together, which is out on July the 23rd.

The pair were spotted together earlier this week at Wimbledon.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Five men have been found guilty of killing a former British athlete in Fulham in 2019.

18 year old Amrou Greenidge suffered catastrophic injuries after he was hit by a car, and died two days later. 

Connor Gwynn Bliss, Darrel Mortimer, Anas Osman, Levar Jackson-Scott, and Kai McDonald have been found guilty of manslaughter. 

But jurors at the Old Bailey acquitted the group of murder.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:55 pm  

A cyclist has been seriously injured in a collision in Feltham.

The incident happened yesterday at around 4pm on the slip road off the A316 leading to Nallhead Road.

A black Ford Fiesta was in collision with a 25 year old cyclist on the slip road.
The driver of the car stopped at the scene and is assisting police with their enquiries and there have been no arrests.

Detectives from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit is asking anyone who was in the area and witnessed this incident, or any road users who captured events on dashcam, to contact them on 0208 543 5157 or dial 101 and quote CAD5463/8July. 

You can also tweet information to @MetCC.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:59 pm  

The closure of Richmond’s recycling centre has been extended following safety inspections.

Townmead Road Household Waste and Recycling Centre closed after fire ravaged it on June the 20th. 

All current bookings will be cancelled and residents will be notified via email.  

The Council is now drawing up plans to partially re-open the site, with a reduced capacity.  

Cllr Julia Neden-Watts, Chair of the Environment, Sustainability, Culture and Sports Committee said:   

“I know it is frustrating for residents that Townmead Road has been closed for this long, and that people have had multiple bookings cancelled, but safety has always been our priority. I am pleased we now have a clear view of what needs to be done and plan to get the site operational as soon as possible.   

“Unfortunately capacity will be reduced for a time, therefore there will be fewer slots available once the booking site reopens, so I would still encourage people to think of alternative options in the interim such as using the bulky waste collection service or visiting one of the other West London sites. I would also ask that people think about how they can reduce their or store their recycling and waste until they are able to visit Townmead Road again.   

“Please also keep an eye on the Townmead Road section of the Council website for updates on the reopening.”  

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

£5m is to be put into making Wandsworth look nicer

The council is launching a public realm improvement fund to smarten up street scenes, improve road crossings and paths, and plant trees.

Leader Ravi Govindia says it’s “vitally important” to support residents and businesses and the borough recovers from COVID-19.

He says the work delivered so far puts Wandsworth in a “strong position” to recover, but further efforts are needed.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

Serving Metropolitan Police officer Wayne Couzens has pleaded guilty to the murder of Sarah Everard

The 33 year-old went missing while walking home from a friend's house in Clapham in March.

Her remains were found in woodland in Kent a week later.

Reporter Martin Brunt's at the Old Bailey.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

An eating disorder campaigner from Earlsfield is among those calling on the new health secretary to take action against the condition

John McDonnell is writing to Sajid Javid, saying there needs to be increased access to services and treatment.

Campaigner Hope Virgo met with Mr McDonnell at the end of June to discuss the current landscape around eating disorders.

Hope says there are guidelines around eating disorder treatment, but that GPs need more training and checks to make sure the guides are followed.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:24 am  

A man who took down fences at a site in Raynes Park so he and others could illegally dump waste there has been fined

31-year-old Simon O’Donnell from Latimer Road was photographed by a resident accessing the land in West Barnes Lane.

He and other travellers dumped disused furniture, wood, plaster, used oil, and sacks of rubble, which cost £100,000 to clean up.

The judge called it a “selfish, lazy and inconsiderate way of earning a living” and fined O’Donnell £1,000.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:33 am  

Twickenham’s MP says she still supports scrapping measures that would “restrict people’s right to protest.”

Lib Dem Munira Wilson wants certain aspects of the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill amended.

The Bill will allow police to impose restrictions on protests based on noise and ban demonstrations by a single person.

However, Ms Wilson was voted down by other MPs when she took her case to Parliament earlier this week.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:28 am  

A man from Kingston is hosting a charity football match to raise awareness of Sepsis after losing his mum to the infection

Sue Martin, who had been battling a rare form of bone marrow leukaemia, died in December at the age of 63 after contracting Sepsis.

MatchForMum will take place at Molesey Football Club on the 1st of August.

Sue’s son Stephen says as well as honouring his mum, the match will fundraise for charity Sepsis Research FEAT.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:04 am  

Thursday 8 July 2021

WH Smith has bought a number of former Dixons Travel stores in airports across the UK

The group says it’s bought 18 stores including 17 Dixons Travel stores at sites including Heathrow and London Stanstead.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:49 pm  

Five people have been ordained into the Priesthood by the Bishop of Kingston at a special ceremony

They include a former criminal barrister, a sports therapist and a jazz musician.

All five have served as a Deacon during the past year.

Some of the newly appointed Priests will receive the equivalent of a salary while some will work unpaid.



posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:08 pm  

Richmond Council is proposing creating a new “protected cycle lane”

The A310, which links Twickenham town centre to Ham and Kingston, has been identified by TfL as a key cycle opportunity.

 A number of cycle lanes already exists along this route, but the council says there’s a need to reduce accidents.

The proposal would see the busy road divided into sections, widened for cyclists and parking moved onto part of the pavement.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:04 pm  

Teddington Theatre Club is celebrating after winning £25,000 on the Richmond Community Lottery.

The 96-year-old club based at Hampton Hill Theatre has become the first jackpot winner in the “Get Lucky Local” draw. 

The win will go towards much needed refurbishment in readiness for the theatre’s re-opening.

The first socially distanced performance started this week with “Zoo and Seven Monologues” ahead of its Autumn season in September.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:30 pm  

People in Runnymede can get some money from the council to improve their home’s energy efficiency.

Around 250 homes could benefit from the nearly £3m given to the authority by the government.

It’ll be for anyone with a low efficiency rating, and the money can be used to bring the EPC rating up to Grade C.

Surrey County Council is putting forward another £68,000 to cover costs in a small number of cases where a bit more cash is needed.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

A “travel team” is to go out onto the streets of Wandsworth to help children with special needs get around more independently.

The aim is to offer them more freedom and support to undertake journeys. 

A training course is being put into operation by The Independent Travel Training service, which will also help young adults.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

A 70 metre walkway has opened in Surbiton that’s been made from recycled plastic.

50,000 bottles went into the boardwalk at Six Acre Meadow, which is an important habitat for many butterflies and bumble bees.

It’s where Sir John Everett Millais painted the background to the painting Opheila in 1851.

It’s replaced an old boardwalk that fell into disrepair.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Police have released image of two people they want to speak to after an incident in Stanwell.

There has been a recent spate of attempted car thefts in the area. 

CCTV caught the people in the images interfering with vehicles on the drive and trying to open car doors. 

You can view the images on our website, if you recognise them you should call Police on 101. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

People in Sutton and Worcester Park can now recycle on the go thanks to new solar-powered “Big Belly” bins

They’ve been installed in Sutton High Street and Central Road.

The bins automatically crush down rubbish, like cans, so they can stomach eight times more waste than a standard litter bin. 

They also contain sensors that send automatic alerts to recycling teams when they are nearly full.  

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:02 pm  

A woman has died in a house fire in Tooting

The brigade was called at around 11pm on Tuesday to the property on Fountain Road.

The woman was rescued, but pronounced dead at the scene.

The cause is under investigation and there are no reports of any other injuries.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:07 am  

Later we'll hear more about summer holidays for fully-vaccinated travellers in England, who can avoiding quarantine

The transport secretary's expected to confirm that arrivals from amber list countries won't need to isolate for up to 10 days.

The pub and restaurant industry's apparently suffering "carnage" because staff are being forced to self-isolate for 10 days, because they’ve been close to someone who has Covid-19.

Those rules are due to be lifted for those double-jabbed in England in August.

But trade body, UK Hospitality, wants them brought forward.

Ally Wolf runs club nights at the Clapham Grand, and says 12 of his staff are in quarantine, though none have coronavirus.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:37 am  

More “School Streets” are coming to Kingston

The scheme shuts roads to vehicles during school pick up and drop off times to encourage children to walk or cycle.

New streets are being set up outside St John’s School in Portland Road and Christ Church School in Surbiton.

They’ll be introduced after the summer holidays and residents will be invited to give feedback once they are up and running.

Those who live and work in the streets affected will be exempt.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:14 am  

A Croydon fraudster who used more than £650,000 of taxpayer’s cash to fund a luxury lifestyle has been jailed for seven years

Veekshit Ramoo from New Addington was arrested at Heathrow Airport in 2019 after flying in from Mauritius following claims that he had submitted over £2.1 million of fraudulent VAT repayment claims.

He posted about his luxury lifestyle on social media using the hashtag #highlife.

He was found guilty of cheating the public revenue and two counts of converting criminal property at Southwark Crown Court on the 2nd of July.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:04 am  

Wednesday 7 July 2021

A number of pigeons have been freed after becoming trapped in a derelict letting agents in Richmond town centre.

Passers-by reported the situation to the RSPCA after becoming concerned they weren’t getting any access to food or water. 

The RSPCA says officers visited the site and freed 3 pigeons who were not injured.

They believe they had been nesting in a ventilation pipe and have advised the owner to make sure access is shut off.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:30 pm  

Townmead Road recycling centre in Mortlake is going to be closed for the rest of the week, due to the scale of fire damage.

A blaze broke out on the evening of the 21st of June and around 100 tonnes of waste was alight.

There were no reports of any injuries, and the fire is believed to be accidental with an undetermined cause.

There are a number of elements, including electrics, which need to be certified safe, and all booking have been cancelled for this week.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:30 pm  

A walk-in vaccination clinic is opening up at Richmond Adult Community College on Saturday.

No appointments will be needed and both Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines will be available. 

Richmond Council says it wants to make sure as many people are vaccinated as possible before restrictions lift on the 19th.

But people who are wanting second doses are being reminded that they can only have one if they had their first more than 8 weeks ago.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:30 pm  

Police were out in Richmond Park this morning after a number of trade vehicles were reported passing through the area.

Royal Parks regulations prohibit trade vehicles from entering any of its sites across London.

Exceptions are made for trade vehicles that have “express permission” or are carrying out legitimate business in the parks.

Richmond Park is known as a popular cut-through. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

The Hampton Court Flower Show is in full bloom having skipped a year because of the Coronavirus pandemic.

This year’s festival includes an extinction garden, plane wreck full of wildflowers and a fashion footprint garden. 

Robin Hutchinson is from The Community Brain group in Tolworth which is also showcasing. 

He explains what’s on offer from the team. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

One football fan from Carshalton Beeches has an extra special reason for wanting England to win the Euros.

Conal O’Leary met rapper Stormzy at a pub by chance ahead of England’s historic match against Germany last week 

He bet the musician that if England won, they’d party together at his house in Carshalton Beeches. 

Well England did win, the pair did party together, and, as Conal explains, the pair made another bet. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Chelsea footballer Callum Hudson-Odoi has avoided a driving ban after admitting speeding.

He explained to a court this morning that he was running late for training when he was caught doing nearly twice the speed limit.

The 20 year old winger was driving at 90mph in a 50mph zone on the A3 last August.

He was ordered to pay £834 and had six points added to his driving licence. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Novak Djokovic is into a 10th Wimbledon semi-final.

The defending champion beat unseeded Hungarian Marton Fucsovics in straight sets, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4.

Djokovic is going for a third straight title at the All-England Club, and he was pleased with his performance.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:23 pm  

Tolworth Station is to be the focus of a new environmental experiment.

The team at “The Community Brain” wants to grow plants and food on a piece of empty land before it is redeveloped.  

Robin Hutchinson from the group would love more land in Kingston to be reclaimed for projects like the one planned for Tolworth .

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

An assault on a member of staff at restaurant in Staines last Friday marked the start of foot chase from Two Rivers shopping centre.

The chase continued over Staines Bridge and into Thorpe Park and continued thanks to some CCTV cameras and more police support.

Two suspects were spotted in a vehicle in Two Rivers which headed off towards Egham where it was eventually apprehended.

The driver of the vehicle had a revoked licence, no tax or insurance and his passenger was also wanted at court for another assault.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

A paving company from Chessington has been fined over £10,000 after a series of fly-posts.

T&R Paving were found to have put up seven adverts without permission.

Councillor Neil Dallen says it’s important to report illegal advertising and thanked those who reported the issue.

The fine per offence can be up to £2,500, but in this case, T&R were only charged £1,500 per incident, plus costs.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:07 pm  

Two of the world's biggest airlines – BA and Virgin - will trial fast-track lanes at Heathrow airport for fully-vaccinated arrivals.

Under the scheme passengers from some countries will be able to upload their vaccination status before boarding.

John Holland-Kaye's the boss at Heathrow.

The pilot scheme comes as the industry calls for quarantine-free travel to the UK from lower-risk amber list countries.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:11 pm  

Today marks the 16th anniversary of the 7/7 London terrorist attacks

52 people died and more than 700 were injured when a series of co-ordinated explosions hit three Underground trains and a bus in 2005.

Among the victims was former Surbiton High pupil Emily Jenkins who dreamed of becoming a midwife.

Another victim, Ateeque Sharifi from Hounslow, fled Afghanistan after his parents were killed by the Taliban; he died at Kings Cross. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:06 pm  

People in Croydon are going to be asked if they want to pick who runs the council

Under the current system, the leader is chosen by the councillors, but a referendum is to be held to ask if a mayor is wanted instead.

That person would be voted for by residents.

Under each system, the person would choose the cabinet, but a mayor can theoretically be an independent or an opposition member, or give them voices.

However, a mayor only needs one third of the council to agree to their policies to get them through, and doesn’t have to resign if they lose a no-confidence vote.

The referendum will be held in October.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:19 pm  

A van driver has been fined over £500, after refusing to pay a £60 COVID fine

He was stopped in Esher in May last year, saying he was driving home after seeing his girlfriend.

He also said he visits his elderly grandmother, and police said he seemed to not understand how the virus spreads.

The driver didn’t pay the fine, and the matter went to court, where he was found guilty of being outside the place where he was living.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:29 am  

Designs for a new leisure centre for Kingston town centre have gone online

The council is planning to demolish the old Kingfisher after issues with its roof forced its closure before lockdown.

2,500 people responded to a consultation earlier this year, with a gym, squash courts and swimming pool high on their list of priorities.

To find out more go to

Kingston MP, Sir Ed Davey, says it’s an exciting prospect.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:36 am  

It's understood ministers are considering a policy that'll allow people to travel from amber destinations without facing quarantine from the 19th of July

Heathrow airport's also confirmed it'll provide fast-track lanes for double-vaccinated arrivals from selected destinations.

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps will set out details of the Government's plans for holidaymakers hoping to travel abroad tomorrow.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:21 am  

A man from Tadworth who had been arrested four times before has now been jailed, for making indecent images of children

26-year-old Kieran Matthews was first convicted in 2015 for possessing extreme materials.

He was already not allowed a computer or internet access, but hundreds of images were found on his phone.

He’s been jailed for 32 months.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:07 am  

Tuesday 6 July 2021

£12,000 worth of cocaine has been seized during a traffic stop in Twickenham.

Police tried to pull the vehicle over last week, but the driver and passenger fled the car.

One man jumped over fences but was arrested in a garden, and the other was found by dogs.

Both men have been bailed to return at a later date while the investigation continues.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:30 pm  

A man from Epsom has been charged with sexual assault and breaching the conditions of his Sexual Risk Order.

22-year-old Warren Morton has been remanded in custody awaiting his next appearance at Guildford Crown Court on Friday.

He was arrested after officers were called to an incident at Epsom Common Nature Reserve on the evening of June the 30th. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:51 pm  

Gary Lineker is still the highest-paid broadcaster at the BBC, despite taking a significant pay cut.

The corporation's annual report shows the Match Of The Day host, who lives in Barnes, dropped his salary by £400,000 to £1.36 million.

Following criticism last year, the broadcaster has slashed total talent salaries by 10%

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:15 pm  

The weather and a power cut have caused chaos for train travellers today.

An outage at the Clapham Junction depot meant no trains were able to leave the station for a large chunk of the morning. 

Meanwhile a signal failure at West Brompton caused big problems on the Overground.

And a fallen tree on the line at Weybridge also caused delays for Southwestern Railways commuters.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:45 pm  

Sutton Council is to offer a number of free activities to youngsters whose parents are on benefits over the summer holidays.

The Holiday Activities and Food scheme is available to families receiving benefits-related free school meals.

It will offer a healthy meal along with a variety of activities, including arts and crafts, pond-dipping and adventure trails.

The programme will work with the voluntary sector to deliver the activities in line with COVID-19 restrictions.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:53 pm  

People in Surrey are being asked what they think transport in the county should look like in the future.

The council is proposing more walking and cycling routes, charging for transport, and improving internet connection for home working.

Vehicle travel makes up for nearly half of the carbon emissions emitted in Surrey. 

A public consultation about their plan has been launched, which you can find here

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:02 pm  

Premiership rugby union champions Harlequins have signed Scotland centre Huw Jones from Glasgow.

He becomes the Twickenham side's second international signing of the summer, after bringing in Italy fly-half Tommaso Allen.

Jones has won 31 caps for his country.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Detectives investigating the fatal stabbing of 16-year-old Camron Smith in Croydon last week have made a third arrest.

Police were called to Bracken Avenue in Shrublands just before 1am on Thursday. 

Camron was treated at the scene but died a short time later. 

An 18-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder yesterday and is still in custody. 

Detectives would like to hear from anyone who has information but has not yet come forward. 

Information can be provided by calling the incident room on 0208 721 4961 or by calling Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Officers investigating an indecent exposure offence on board a Northern line train to Colliers Wood have released CCTV images.

The victim boarded a train at Stockwell and sat near the door to the adjacent carriage at around 8.40pm on the 11
th of April.

A few minutes into the journey, the victim saw a man in the carriage next to her touching himself inappropriately.

He then got off the train at Colliers Wood station.

Officers believe the man in the images may have information which could help their investigation.

If you recognise him, or have any information, please contact BTP by texting 61016 or calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 16 of 12/04/21.

Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:59 pm  

A mum from Brentford and a woman with Down’s Syndrome are at the High Court to take legal action against the Government.

Máire Lea-Wilson and Heidi Crowter say a law which allows abortions up to birth for babies with the condition is “downright discrimination”.

There is a general 24-week time limit to have an abortion in England, Wales and Scotland.

Máire was offered an abortion when she was told that her son Aidan, now two years old, had Down’s Syndrome.

We spoke to Máire earlier this year.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

5,000 NHS staff and volunteers at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals are to be honoured with a special Covid medal

The Star People’s Medal is the idea of Battle of Britain sculptor, Harry Gray.

It’s being made by apprentices in the old jewellery quarter of Birmingham and will be presented in September.

The NHS Trust says it wants to thank everyone who has helped the hospitals continue to function during the pandemic. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

Croydon Council will discuss tonight what should happen to its struggling housing company Brick by Brick

Another company has put in an offer to buy the firm, but councillors have already said they will recommend this doesn’t go ahead. 

Instead, the authority wants to continue to own the £200 million Brick by Brick project to develop 23 of its 29 sites currently planned. 

The council says this will lead to the creation of 774 new homes for residents, whilst the remaining six sites will be sold. 

A final decision will be made next Monday. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:10 pm  

The London mayor's trying to get more people to take up the Covid vaccine, by offering tickets to the Euro 2020 final

Sadiq Khan says people who come forward for their first jab in the capital before Thursday can enter a draw to get an invite to Wembley.

100 passes for the Trafalgar Square Fan Zone are also being offered.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:09 am  

1,600 people have signed a petition to stop Kingston’s historic Guildhall from being redeveloped

The grade II listed building opened in 1935 with the grade 1 listed Coronation Stone beside it.

The Council is proposing turning it into a hotel, with those against the plans trying to get it listed as an “Asset of Community Value.”

But Council leader Caroline Kerr says this isn’t necessary.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:42 am  

Ajla Tomljanovic says progressing through to her first ever tennis Grand Slam quarter-final off the back of Emma Raducanu's retirement is "bitter sweet"

The British teenager, playing in a tour level tournament for the first time, couldn't continue the match at Wimbledon after receiving medical treatment for breathing problems at the start of the second set.

Tomljanovic will face fellow Australian Ash Barty later.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:52 am  

Headteachers from across Surrey will join the county’s MPs in an online meeting today

They’re going to discuss the “critical issues in education” schools are facing post-Covid recovery.

Funding, budgets, mental health and the recruitment of new teachers will be the main topics up for discussion.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:21 am  

The Metropolitan Police’s first black female police officer has died

Sislin Fay Allen joined in 1968, and applied while working as a nurse at Queen’s Hospital in Croydon.

She then worked at the Croydon Police station in Fell’s Road so she could be close to her family.

She resigned from the Met in 1972, then continued her policing career in Jamaica.

She was given a lifetime achievement award in October, and Andy George from the National Black Police Association calls her a “trailblazer”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:01 am  

Heathrow Airport's to reopen Terminal 3 in nine days time - after it resumed its use of both runways.

It's understood the government could ease travel rules for people who've been double jabbed with a coronavirus vaccine.

The airport's boss says it has also invested in "latest technology and enhanced cleaning regimes" to help people fly safely.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 am  

Firefighters were called to a fire at a shop with a suspected cannabis factory above it in Crystal Palace.

The alarm was raised by a resident in a flat above who could smell smoke coming from the shop in Westow Hill.

Two people left the flats above before the Brigade arrived. 

Investigators believe the fire was caused by the failure of an extractor fan in the ventilation system.

There were no reports of any injuries.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 am  

Monday 5 July 2021

The RSPCA’s launched a campaign to ‘Cancel Out Cruelty’.

Figures released show 1,269 cases of intentional harm to animals in Surrey over the last 5 years.

The aim is to raise funds to keep its rescue teams out on the frontline saving animals in desperate need of help.

They also want to raise awareness about how we can all help stamp out cruelty for good.

If you wish to donate, please click here.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

Merton Council was hit by a cyber-security attack on Friday night.

It interrupted one of the systems that supports the council’s website and some online services for residents.

While the council’s own data wasn’t affected, some online services have been unavailable. 

These include waste bookings, license applications, children’s courses and fly tipping reports.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Co-leader of the Green Party Jonathan Bartley has announced he will step down from the role at the end of July.

Mr Bartley, a councillor in Streatham, is the party's longest serving leader.

He says he’s "hugely proud" of what the Greens have achieved and that he hopes to play a "full, if different role" after standing aside.

Fellow co-leader Sian Berry will continue as acting leader of the party while a leadership election takes place.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

After over six years at Epsom and St Helier Hospitals, the Chief Executive there is leaving to head up the London Ambulance Service. During his time at the trust, Daniel Elkeles led plans and secured funding for the controversial new hospital in Sutton. He says he looks forward to helping shape LAS’s future after the most challenging year in the NHS’s history. Heather Lawrence, Trust chair of the LAS, says his support for volunteers and staff is “well known”.

During his time at the trust, Daniel Elkeles led plans and secured funding for the controversial new hospital in Sutton.

He says he looks forward to helping shape LAS’s future after the most challenging year in the NHS’s history.

Heather Lawrence, Trust chair of the LAS, says his support for volunteers and staff is “well known”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

Two men have been sentenced after pleading guilty to conspiracy to steal vehicles in West Byfleet.

25 year old Toby Lucas was sentenced to 2 years and 41 year old Andrew Pellet received an 18 month suspended sentence. 

The pair were arrested on the 14th February after officers were called to a residential address following the theft of a Range Rover.

Enquiries led to both men being stopped on Hersham Road in Walton. 

Following further investigation, evidence suggested the pair had been planning to steal more vehicles in the area.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Four puppies which were found abandoned in a plastic bag in Leatherhead are starting to recover.

They were found by the River Mole on the 3rd of June, around 1pm, and were almost completely bald.

They’ve been given a number of treatments by the RSPCA and are starting to grow their fur back.

The charity is appealing for information about them, and asks anyone to contact them who can help.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Balham Station is to remain open during morning peak times, after it was due to close for repairs.

It was due to be exit-only until December to refurbish the escalators.

However, TfL says that now, one escalator will close at a time, which will reduce capacity but means it can still be used.

The operator says queues are likely, and sometimes it may have to be exit-only if it gets overwhelmed.

A TfL spokesperson said: “The escalators at Balham are in need of vital refurbishment works to ensure that they can continue to operate safely and reliably. To complete this work, one escalator will be closed at a time, with the other operating from the platforms up to the ticket hall until late December. 

“Following engagement in the area, we have committed to doing all we can to allow customers to access the Northern line during the morning peak hours via the fixed staircase. As demand at the station continues to increase in the coming months, it is likely that customers will need to queue to enter the station and it is possible that staff may occasionally have to operate the station as exit only. We apologise for any disruption this essential work may cause and will ensure that customers are kept informed on the progress of the work.”

The Operator also gives the following alternative travel information:

Clapham South and Tooting Bec stations are around a 15 minute walk from Balham and can also be accessed via bus routes 155, 249 and 355

Customers should change at Victoria on National Rail services, or Clapham Junction if they wish to reach Waterloo

The hours that the station will be busiest, and may become exit only, are between 07.30 and 09.30 on weekdays

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

The Duchess of Cambridge is self-isolating.

Kensington Palace says last week she came into contact with someone who has since tested positive for Covid-19.

Kate's last public event was when she went to Wimbledon on Friday.

We're told she doesn't have any symptoms.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Emma Raducanu says she's trying to stay away from her phone and ignore any outside noise as her successful Wimbledon campaign continues.

The 18-year-old takes on Ajla Tomljanovic in the last-16 of the tournament later.

LTA Head of Women's Tennis Iain Bates says Raducanu is doing well to deal with her unexpected fame.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Firefighters have rescued a woman from fire in Carshalton.

The Brigade were called to a blaze at a bungalow in Mount Park at 1:16am yesterday morning.

One woman was treated on scene by Ambulance crews after suffering from smoke inhalation.

The fire is believed to have been accidental and caused by an electrical fault in an extractor fan.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

The Liberal Democrats have managed to wrestle a safe council seat away from the Conservatives in Elmbridge

At the full election on the 1st of May, the Tories took Cobham and Downside with around 1,500 votes, compared to around 500 for the Lib Dems.

However, at the by-election, the Liberal Democrat Robin Stephens managed to squeeze past, with around 100 votes in it.

The party says this shows they’re “dismantling the blue wall”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

Amazon has apologised after a “heavy handed” legal demand that a fishmonger from Wandsworth stop using the phrase “Prime day” boat fish

Robin Moxon told the PA news agency that lawyers from the online giant asked him to remove references to it, as they owned the trademark.

Mr Moxon says that the phrase has been used by him for 30 years, and has existed far longer than that in the fish industry.

A spokesman for the retailer says the email was “sent in error”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:01 pm  

There were no shocks in the Surrey Cricket League this weekend

Pretty much every match in the premier division went according to the table.

Bottom placed Balham and Tooting lost to second-top Surrey Warriors by seven wickets, and top-placed Ploughmans beat mid-level St Lukes by six wickets.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:17 am  

A person has been arrested in Hounslow on suspicion of over £850 worth of shoplifting

The town centre police say they arrested somebody for three counts of shoplifting, and going equipped to steal.

They’ve been charged and remanded to court.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:32 am  

Surbiton is to become a 20mph zone

It’s the third time that it’s been proposed for the neighbourhood, and this time it was supported unanimously at the local committee.

Green Councillor Sharron Sumner proposed it, and says it’s been a “personal passion” after a close family member was killed by a speeding driver in a 30mph zone.

She says it will ensure the safety of children, and create “people friendly neighbourhoods”. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:20 am  

Sunday 4 July 2021

USA Head Coach speaks with Radio Jackie following defeat at Twickenham

 USA Head Coach Gary Gold spoke with Radio Jackie's Natalie Osborne during the post-match press conference.  They were defeated by England 43-29 at Twickenham Stadium.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:29 pm  

England v USA: Second-half Report from Twickenham Stadium

Radio Jackie's Natalie Osborne reporting on the second-half of the international test match between England and USA at Twickenham Stadium:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:07 pm  

England vs USA: First-Half Report from Twickenham Stadium
Radio Jackie's Natalie Osborne reporting on the first half of the international test match between England and USA at Twickenham Stadium:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:01 pm  

A cyclist has been injured on Broomfield Hill close to Richmond Park.


Ambulance services were called just after 7.30pm last night 

The cyclist was treated for head injuries and then taken to hospital .

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:49 pm  

Kingston Council has published plans to create a number of “social spaces” in the town centre.

Limiting vehicle access, installing planters and seating and part pedestrianising areas are all being considered.

Roads affected include Thames Street and Lower Fife Road. 

However, Kingston and Surbiton Labour group says the plans don’t take into account the loss of Blue Badge parking bays.  

Members say access to the river needs to be for everyone and not exclude the disabled. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:37 pm  

England vs USA: International Rugby at Twickenham Stadium

International Rugby is taking place today.  Radio Jackie's Natalie Osborne reports from Twickenham Stadium: 

Kick-off is at 2pm.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:42 pm  

A man has been arrested in Hounslow for drug offences.


He was arrested for possession with intent to supply cocaine.

It was after he was stopped and searched on Renfrew Road.

Officers found several bags of white powder on his person.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:30 pm  

More walk-in vaccination centres are opening up across Merton from tomorrow.

Centre Court Shopping Centre will play host to anyone needing their first or second dose of the AstraZenica jab. 

AFC Wimbledon’s stadium in Plough Lane will also open its doors to people needing both the Pfizer of AstraZenica vaccine. 

The Wilson hospital in Mitcham is also hosting walk-in clinics on specific days. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:59 am  

Emma Raducanu says she's not ready for her Wimbledon fairytale to end as she made history by reaching the fourth round.

The 18-year-old became the youngest British woman to make it to the second week in 62 years, with a straight sets win over world number 45 Sorana Cirstea.

She now meets Ajla Tomljanovic.

Raducanu says she really loved playing in front of a big crowd.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:30 am  

People in Wandsworth are being urged to download a new Neighbourhood Watch app.

OWL provides information issued by the council and Met Police.

Residents can download it for free and view details on recent crimes, appeals, scams and crime prevention advice.

People can search for incidents in their postcode or the whole borough. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:30 am  

A walk-in vaccination centre is open in Staines today.

The Hive Pharmacy is offering the Pfizer jab to anyone aged 18 and over.

You can receive either your first or second dose as long as your first dose was 8 week ago.

They’re open now until 7 o’clock this evening.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 am  

The Department of Education is proposing building a new free school in Sutton.

But the Council is asking that the 56 place school to be solely for pupils living with Autism Spectrum Condition.

The authority says there’s no need for an extra free school for secondary aged children as demand will “drop off” from 2027.

However, it says demand for special needs education is rising.

The final decision will lie with the Department of Education.  

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

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