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Saturday 17 July 2021

Merton council has given permission to AFC Wimbledon

 to ground share Plough Lane with rugby league side London Broncos.

The Broncos currently play at rugby union side Ealing Trailfinders’ stadium after years of sharing grounds with football clubs such as Brentford, Fulham and Charlton.

The Dons have been exploring the possibility of ground sharing.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:55 pm  

A team in Twickenham has launched a news app to encourage residents to shop locally

 TwickTraders has teamed up with the Richmond and Mytown Shops to offer a one-stop, multi-retailer online platform.

It offers a same day delivery service, while the click and collect option helps to drive footfall to the high street.

It’s available free to use for all Twickenham retailers for the first year.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:23 pm  

Kingston councils says it plans to reward Declan Rice

 and Luke Shaw with “Freedom” of the borough status following their heroics at Euro 2020 with the national team.

Southwark council will grant Jadon Sancho the honour while Ealing council confirmed that 19-year-old Bukayo Saka will become the youngest ever recipient of its award.

Brent council is looking at the best way to honour Raheem Sterling.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:20 pm  

Four men have been arrested after a violent disturbance on the streets of Epsom

Police were called shortly after midnight to reports of a major incident outside the Waterloo Grill in Waterloo Road. 

One man was taken o hospital. 

Police say the four detainees remain in custody where they’re being questioned on suspicion of assault causing grievous bodily harm, 

Officer have appealed for anyone who my have information, including video or still footage to come forward. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:36 pm  

A fleet of rainbow-festooned trucks is travelling through North Surrey today

It’s part of a Pride on the Road weekend organised by LGBTQ equality campaigners from across the county. 

They’re due this afternoon at the Three Rivers shopping centre in Staines and then Thorpe Park, having visited Epsom, Walton-on-Thames and Woking this morning. 

Pride Marches in 2020 were among the many casualties of Coronavirus. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:31 pm  

4000 sets of award-winning art materials are to be distributed to children across Wandsworth ahead of the Summer Holidays

 The Create and Learn Play-kits were developed by local arts and cultural groups at the start of the pandemic.

6,000 sets have already been handed out through local primary schools to families impacted by digital poverty.

The packs include paints, crayons and a sketchbook inspired by the former home of the Kenyan-born poet Khadambi Asalache.

The house at 575 Wandsworth Road is now administered by the National Trust.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:15 pm  

An outdoor gym has been installed in another park in Epsom.

The equipment in Court Rec has been funded by a levy placed on developers.

The aim is to allow people to exercise outdoors for free. 

The council says the last 16 months have proved how much residents want to be outside as well as get fit.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

A team of engineers are carrying out repairs on tower blocks across Lambeth.

Work is being carried out on communal spaces, stairwells, walkways, paths and drains.

The move is part of the council’s aim to “radically redesign” its repair and maintenance services.

It’s after a taskforce highlighted 21 recommendations for the council to improve the way repairs are reported, recorded, done and inspected. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

Sensors are being deployed across Sutton to help catch fly-tippers.

The devices will monitor suspicious activity in the borough’s car parks. 

The technology will work in “real-time” and the council hopes it will save them thousands of pounds a year in costly clean-ups. 

The authority says this is the next step after some vehicle barriers, in place at some car parks, had their locks removed. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 am  

Merton’s car parks are going cash-less.

78 new payment terminals, which will allow for contactless payment, will come into effect in October.

Those who still want to use cash will have to go to a nearby shop that uses the PayPoint service. 

Around 76% of parking payments in Merton are currently made via contactless payment.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

A teenager has been sentenced in connection with a series of stabbings on teenage girls in Croydon.

The 16-year-old boy was sentenced yesterday to a total of four-and-a-half years in custody and three years on license.

In November, a girl was approached by the 16 year old boy who stabbed her in the leg. 

Two days later, police were called to a separate incident where he had stabbed another girl in the arm.

The boy pleaded guilty to two counts of grievous bodily harm, four counts of sexual assault, one count of assault by penetration and of common assault.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 am  

Spelthorne Council has been awarded the Gold ward in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.

The scheme was launched in 2014 to recognise organisations which demonstrate support for the Defence community.

 The Award is only given to organisations which proactively support the Armed Forces community and encourage others to do the same. 

Minister for Defence People and Veterans, Leo Docherty, said: “I would like to thank organisations who have proven their support.”

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 am  

Kingston Council has agreed funding to support vulnerable children and families over the summer break.

Achieving for Children are teaming up with holiday clubs, youth centres, sports groups to deliver holiday activities and food.

children and young people who receive benefits-related Free School Meals will be able to access the FUEL 2021 programme.

Kids will be able to attend up to 16 days worth of activities and families will receive £15 per week per child in supermarket vouchers. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 am  

Friday 16 July 2021

Kingston university has partnered with South Thames Colleges Group to improve learning and career opportunities for students.

The new framework will allow them to share ideas and carry out joint activities benefitting students, employers, and the local community.   

The agreement was signed on Thursday 8 July by Kingston Uni’s Vice-Chancellor Professor Steven Spier and Chief Executive of South Thames Colleges Group Peter Mayhew-Smith.

The agreement also aims provide career opportunities for students and improve access to higher education.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

A trauma service at St George’s Hospital in Tooting is being praised for the advice it gives.

Major trauma patients often experience significant anxiety around many aspects of their lives, which places additional stress on patients and families.

One couple who used the service say it “gave us the confidence to handle a daunting situation that we had not begun to tackle”.

The service was greatly impacted by the pandemic, but it says its now operating at pre-covid levels.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

A 14-year-old boy in Chiswick has raised over £600 to bring the flowers on his road back to life.

Sam Reynolds is doing his Duke of Edinburgh, and started a crowdfunder for £250, but has more than doubled that.

The money will go towards buying the plants and flowers, and anything not spent will be invested in other local projects.

He’s planted Cordyline, Lavender, Fuchsias and Leucanthemums so far, and given the old plants food, water and new bark clippings.

To donate click here.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Hammersmith Bridge is to open to pedestrians and cyclists tomorrow.

Richmond Park MP Sarah Olney says the closure has had “appalling consequences”, with businesses suffering and long walks to school.

She says that she’s written to Hammersmith and Fulham Council urging them to expedite the planning application for the ferry pier.

She also says that the Department for Transport must be “realistic” about what it expects from TfL and the Council.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Officers investigating the fatal stabbing of 16-year-old Damarie Omare Roye in Thornton Heath have charged a man with murder.

19 year old Byron Whyne has been charged with his murder.

At around 3pm last Friday, officers were called to a hospital after Damarie was brought in by a member of the public with stab wounds.

He had been stabbed a short time earlier in Bensham Manor Road.

He sadly died in hospital two days later from his injuries. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

A construction worker’s lucky guess in the Fulham based Best of the Best competition has won him a brand new Rolex watch.

Jonathan Veal paid 50p to enter and all he had to do was select which country didn’t qualify for the Euro 2020 Championship.

He correctly answered Greece, and admitted that this was, in fact, a lucky guess.

Jonathan won a Rolex GMT-Master II Batman watch worth £7,750.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

An advanced prostate cancer treatment has not been approved for England, despite being used in Scotland.

The Institute of Cancer Research in Sutton says that Abiraterone helps patients live longer with a better quality of life.

The National Institute for Health and Social Care Excellence has denied the drug on grounds of cost-effectiveness.

Professor Nick James, from the ICR, is urging NICE and the manufacture to agree a suitable price.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

A man who was arrested in Kensington on Thursday for drug offences has been charged.

42 year old Sukhdev Khakh was charged with conspiracy to supply Class A drugs and possession of criminal property.

He was remanded in custody to appear at Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court today.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Hammersmith Bridge will partially reopen tomorrow, to pedestrians and cyclists

The council says they’ve spent £8.2m on surveys and new equipment to make sure it’s safe.

That includes sensors positioned all over the bridge to monitor it, which give 24/7 readings.

Hammersmith and Fulham Council leader Stephen Cowan has this to say:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:04 pm  

A memorial is to be created in Spelthorne to recognise the victims of COVID-19 in the borough

The aim is to have the form and location of it agreed by May next year.

A consultation will be held with the families of those who have lost their lives.

Community and voluntary organisations who support those most affected will also be talked to.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:18 pm  

A 53-year-old man is in hospital after falling from an e-scooter in Twickenham

Police were called yesterday just after 7pm to Heath Road.

Emergency crews found him in a life threatening condition and took him to hospital.

It’s not believed any other vehicles were involved.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:13 am  

Over 50,000 people have taken a “vole vow”, to pledge to help the water vole

It was started by the Year 5 group at Rutherford House School in Balham.

It calls on Wandsworth and Richmond Councils to help bring the animal back from extinction.

It will be submitted to them at the next full council meeting on  Wednesday.

Teacher Gary Shearin says “it’s been marvellous to see the pupils excitement as the impact of their persuasive writing has grown and grown”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:44 am  

Former Chelsea, Bayern Munich and Netherlands winger Arjen Robben has retired from playing football for a second time

He returned to the game last summer with boyhood club Groningen, having hung up his boots in 2019.

But injuries limited him to just seven appearances last season.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:13 am  

A life-saving Surrey police dog who is now retired for service has been shortlisted for a top award

Belgian Malinois Fiji joined Surrey and Sussex Police when she was just four months old, paired with operational dog handler Claire Bird. 

Fiji saved the life of a missing suicidal man after her amazing nose and training located him unconscious but alive.

She’s been nominated her for a commendation in the Autarky Hardest Working Dogs awards. 

She’s one of four dogs shortlisted for the Service Dogs category, you can find the link to vote for her here.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:01 am  

Anyone with questions about the COVID-19 vaccine is being urged to talk to somebody at vaccine clinic.

Matron Trudy de Cordova, who runs the Centrale vaccine centre in Croydon, says “we are happy to answer any questions you may have”.

There’s no pressure to get the jab afterwards.

1.6 million vaccinations have been given across South West London, but there are thousands of young people who haven’t yet taken the offer.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 am  

Thursday 15 July 2021

People in Hounslow can now find it easier to register life events with the council.

An online booking system has been set up, so that residents can book appointments over the internet, rather than only by phone as before.

The telephone service will remain in use.

It’s the first phase of the borough’s registration services going digital, with an online wedding and civil partnership planner coming this summer.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

Hammersmith Bridge will partially reopen on Saturday after passing safety checks.

Pedestrians and cyclists will be allowed to use the 134-year-old cast iron structure, while boats will be able to pass beneath it.

The bridge has been closed to all users for almost a year after it deteriorated during a heatwave.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Surrey Crisis Fund have been awarded a government grant.

They’ve received a further £80k from the Government’s Local Covid Support Grant to help those most in need across the borough.

So far, the Crisis Fund’s received £360,000 from the grant, enabling them to support to some of Surrey’s most financially-in-need families.

Michelle Marshall from the Crisis Fund said “As furlough tapers off, my team and I have been glad to have helped those most in need”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Officers were called to the Wey Navigation in New Haw last night after a possible sighting of a gun.

At 18:30 police received a report of two young people walking towards the canal with what was described as an air rifle.

Despite a thorough search there was no trace of the people or the weapon.

Police have also been informed of recent discoveries of shot and injured birds along the canal between New Haw and Woking. 

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

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

The Santander branches in Hounslow West, Chiswick and Weybridge are closing today.

The bank says that attitudes are shifting to online banking, and is therefore restructuring.

Feltham and Heston MP Seema Malhotra has been campaigning against the closure of the Hounslow Bath Road branch.

She says that she’ll keep fighting to keep banks in High Streets.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Two rabbits were found abandoned in the middle of the road in Chertsey near Chipstead railway station last Friday

The RSPCA is trying to ascertain whether they were abandoned or had escaped.

The two female bunnies are doing well at the RSPCA Millbrook Animal Centre in Woking 

They have been named Megan and Gemma until either the owner comes forward or they are rehomed.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:52 pm  

An energy firm owned by Sutton Council is to be investigated, after questions were raised about whether its financially sustainable

The Sutton Decentralised Energy Network was created in 2016, and provides low carbon hot water and heating to homes in a part of Hackbridge.

However, there have allegedly been 20 outages over the past year.

Councillor Jayne McCoy, chair of the housing committee, says a project of its size would be “unusual” if it didn’t encounter difficulties.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:11 am  

A 16-year-old who was fatally stabbed in Thornton Heath last Friday has been named as Demarie Omare Roye

A 19-year-old and a 22-year-old man have been arrested on suspicion of murder.

It’s believed that Demarie was riding a blue mountain bike before he was attacked.

Police are asking anyone who may have seen him riding that, or if anyone’s found a dark coloured moped abandoned or concealed. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:52 am  

People in Croydon will get a referendum on how the borough is run

It will take place sometime in the first week of October.

Voters will be asked whether they want the borough to be run by an elected councillor, as it is now, or a mayor. 

The authority issued a 114 notice in November, effectively declaring itself bankrupt. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:53 am  

A group of volunteers have cleaned a railway bridge in Kew, so it could be graffiti-free for filming

Network Rail says that High Park Road Bridge couldn’t be prioritised for a clean-up, so members of the Kew Society stepped up.

They completed one side on Friday morning.

Since the commercial filming started on Sunday morning, two of the volunteers started at 6am on Saturday to make sure the other side was nice for its appearance.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:46 am  

Wednesday 14 July 2021

Heathrow Airport has confirmed that it will be re-opening its Terminal 3 on the 15th of July with enhanced safety measures in place.

The Terminal was originally closed in April last year following the conversion of Terminal 4 into a red-list-arrivals-only facility.

All Virgin Atlantic and Delta Airline flights will transfer back to the terminal from the 15th with others expected to be phased back later.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:16 pm  

A man from Wandsworth has been arrested for driving whilst under the influence of drugs.

The 50 year old male was stopped on the 8th of March in Richmond Park and cannabis could be smelt on him.

A roadside drugs test came back positive for marijuana and he was arrested. 

He’s due to appear at Wimbledon Magistrates Court on Monday the 26th July.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

The future of Surbiton’s historic Seething Wells Filter Beds will be debated in the House of Lords in the Autumn.

The area is recognised as a Site of Importance for Nature Conservation.

But Kingston’s Lib Dems claim the current owner’s use of pesticides are “destroying wildlife” and biodiversity. 

In a bid to protect the beds, Lib Dem Peer Lord Jonny Oates, has tabled an amendment to the Environment Bill in the Lords.

If successful, it would give authorities the power to enter and protect wildlife sites at risk of biodiversity loss. 

Environment Minister Zac Goldsmith told the Lords last week that councils already have the power to do this. 

Lord Oates is now seeking clarification, as the Lib Dems say they don’t believe these powers exist.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

Heathrow Airport says masks will remain mandatory after Monday.

That's when the legal requirement to wear one will end in England, along with other coronavirus restrictions.

But authorities in London, West and South Yorkshire, as well as those in charge of the Metro in the North East of England have already decided to keep face covering rules in place.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

A young person has been robbed in Epsom Town Centre, by two men who threatened to stab him.

They approached him on the 28th of June at around 4.30pm, outside the Ebbisham Centre.

They took his bag, which contained cash and other personal items, then ran off towards the High Street.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

A riding charity in Kingston has launched an urgent fundraising appeal after the pandemic left it in dire straits.

Barnfield Riding School is one of the only Riding for the Disabled Association accredited stables left in the area. 

It’s been operating for nearly 40 years as a stand-alone charity, and costs around £25,000 annually to run.    

Owner, Patsyann Rose, says the joy the horses bring to disabled children, is what’s keeping her going. 

To find out more about the fundraiser, search for Barnfield RDA on 
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Richmond has been lit up with a flash mob across the borough.

On Saturday, dancers from Star Cells represented scientists, doctors, teachers and artists, in a celebration of resilience and community spirit.

The tour was funded by Richmond Council to launch the forthcoming summer outdoor festival.

Star Cells uses dance and film to show the science of how the body moves and reacts, and the impact of neuromuscular conditions.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:26 pm  

Thousands of schoolchildren in Wandsworth will continue to receive free meals over the holidays.

Around 8,400 kids will benefit from supermarket food vouchers.

Stella Smith, Headteacher of Falconbrook Primary in Battersea, says “parents are understandably very relieved”.

People should download the Wonde app to receive the help.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

A drug dealer from Thames Ditton who had over £100,000 stashed in a secret compartment in his car has been jailed.

In September 2018, police stopped 45-year-old Steven El-Mandhir, and found a roll of cash, mobile phones, and an encrypted device in his car.

They then found the electronic “hide”, and another car that had been driven by him was later found to have one too.

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

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:31 pm  

Labour says courts should be given the power to ban football fans from matches if they're convicted of sending online racist abuse

It's after England players Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka were subject to attacks on social media after the Euro 2020 final.

The home secretary was accused yesterday of "stoking the fire" by previously saying taking the knee was "gesture politics."

Former Fulham footballer Leroy Rosenior says that's not okay.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:24 pm  

The Hammersmith bridge ferry could be delayed again, due to the scale of the objections

The Evening Standard reports that hundreds of people, both for and against, have contacted Hammersmith and Fulham Council.

It’s believed the application won’t be reviewed by the authority until September, and Richmond has yet to confirm a date for its own meeting.

An engineers report is still pending, and a council spokesman says until they get it, they cannot decide how to proceed.

It was due to open in September in time for the schools returning.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:32 am  

Two matches from Wimbledon are being investigated following reports of irregular betting patterns

The International Tennis Integrity Agency isn't commenting on which ties are under suspicion.

Strange betting activity can sometimes be linked to match or spot-fixing, but may also be something much more innocent - like injury and fatigue of players.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:12 am  

London's mayor says face coverings must be worn on the capital's transport network, even after England's coronavirus restrictions are eased on Monday

The wearing of masks will no longer be a legal requirement - but Mr Khan's looking at that becoming a so-called 'bi-law'.

The government insists it expected companies to make their own rules.

Sadiq Khan's explained why he feels it's necessary to enforce mask-wearing.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:50 am  

A councillor in Merton is calling on the council and Thames Water to set up an emergency flood plan

 David Dean says Monday’s flash flooding was made worse by the fact drains in the borough haven’t been cleaned out recently. 

We’ve asked both Merton Council and Thames Water for comment. 

He also claims new developments are putting too much pressure on the drainage system.  

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:16 am  

Despite legal rules on face coverings being lifted in England next week, the Mayor of London has ordered they still be required on public transport

Sadiq Khan's made them a "condition of carriage" meaning anyone without one in the capital can be kicked off.

In Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon's announced they'll still be mandatory - by law - as restrictions are eased on Monday.

Wales is expected to do the same when they update on Covid rules later.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:37 am  

Epsom’s MP says plans for a mobile phone mast on the edge of the Downs need to be reviewed

A number of people have raised concerns about the proposed site on land opposite the shops at Tattenham Corner.

The area sometimes plays host to community market stalls. 

Chris Grayling has asked Reigate and Banstead Council to explore alternatives with the mobile operator, possibly closer to the station.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:12 am  

Tuesday 13 July 2021

Comedian Andrew Lawrence has had his latest tour cancelled and has been dropped by his agent after he made racists “jokes” on Twitter.

The 41 year old from Kingston made the comments on Twitter in the aftermath of the England Italy game on Sunday. 

A number of venues including G-Live in Guildford pulled the plug on him following a public outcry.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:30 pm  

Anyone in Ottershaw who’s had their vehicle damaged is being urged to report it to police.

It’s after a window was hit by a projectile on Cobham Road.

It’s suggested that others have been attacked as well.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Runnymede Police.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:30 pm  

Queen guitarist Brian May has lambasted Kensington and Chelsea Council for allowing basement builds.

It’s after his home in Kensington was left flooded after yesterday’s torrential downpour. 

He claims the authority “was warned years ago that sinking deep basement extensions would render the drainage system ineffective.” 

Posting on Instagram, Mr May says he’s “angry” having lost memorabilia and treasured childhood items.

We’ve contacted Kensington and Chelsea Council for comment. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:30 pm  

England may have lost out at the Euros, but football is still coming home to Sutton.

Sutton United Football Club has been granted planning permission for a new stand, turnstiles and natural grass to replace its artificial pitch. 

It’s preparing for its new position in the English Football League following its promotion at the end of the last season.

The old club grounds didn’t meet EFL regulations, so it’s all hands-on deck to comply before the start of the new season next month. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:30 pm  

Chelsea will fund an extended programme in Israel to counter antisemitism, racism and discrimination.

 The programme aims to bring Jewish and Arab children together in football coaching sessions to help break down barriers.

Owner Roman Abramovitch was granted Israeli citizenship in 2018 and has invested in local research and development projects.

The club's chairman Bruce Buck says the fight against discrimination is "in our DNA".

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

A person is in hospital with potentially life-changing injuries, after being attacked on Epsom High Street.

The suspect and the victim had been watching the Euro 2020 final on Sunday in different venues, before the altercation began at around 11.30pm.

A 33-year-old man from Chessington has been arrested and bailed while enquiries continue.

Anyone who was in the area at the time and has information is asked to contact police on 101, or Crimestoppers to remain anonymous.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

A charity in East Sheen is carrying out a study into "racial bias" when people report a black person as missing.

 Missing People says many black families feel their missing loved ones are not seen as a high enough priority.

Black people are four times more likely to be reported missing.

Between 2019 and 2020 in England and Wales, they accounted for 14% of cases according to the National Crime Agency.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

An emergency has been declared in Hammersmith and Fulham.

It’s after last night’s torrential rain caused mass flooding. 

The council says properties with basements were particularly affected. 

A clean up operating has been launched but the authority says waiting times for assistance have increased due to the volume of calls.  

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

The collapse of Denmark’s Christian Eriksen has led to an influx of people contacting a Leatherhead based charity for heart checks.

Cardiac Risk in the Young, or C-R-Y, provides free scans for over 32,000 young people every year.

However, screening had to be halted for around 15 months when the Coronavirus pandemic broke out. 

The charity’s CEO, Dr Steve Cox, says the incident involving 29-year-old Eriksen shows heart problems can affect people at any age 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

A woman has appeared at the Old Bailey accused of killing a 67-year-old woman then dumping her body at a beauty spot in Devon.

67-year-old Mee Kuen Chong went missing from North London on June the 11th and was found in Salcombe more than a fortnight later. 

36-year-old Jemma Mitchell appeared in court via video-link from Bronzefield prison in Ashford this morning.

She spoke only to confirm her name and date of birth.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:06 pm  

People in Richmond are being asked not to be rude or abusive to NHS staff if they are turned away from a vaccine centre.

There’s been a rise in the number of people trying to get their second Covid vaccine too early. 

At the moment, those who have not yet had their first vaccination are being prioritised. 

Health experts are advising that an 8-week gap between jabs gives the best level of protection from the virus. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

The Foreign Secretary is to jump out of a plane . . . for charity

Esher and Walton’s MP, Dominic Raab, will take on the 15,000 feet skydive challenge in October.

He’s aiming to raise £20,000 for Hampton and Guildford based Shooting Star Children’s Hospices.

700 families are supported by the charity, despite Shooting Star House in Hampton having to temporarily close because of the pandemic.         

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:11 pm  

There are calls to give businesses the legal right to require customers to wear face masks

Richmond Park Lib Dem MP Sarah Olney says its vital to protect staff, including young people who aren’t double-vaccinated.

She’s writing to business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng saying “a business should be allowed to protect the safety of its customers and staff”.

The government is urging everyone to be cautious when restrictions are eased, and encourages mask wearing.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:15 pm  

Over £2,000 has been stolen from a betting shop in Epsom

Police have released CCTV images of a suspect, after the incident on Thursday the 1st of July in the evening.

Anyone who was around the William Hill on Waterloo Road at that time is urged to contact police on 101, or Crimestoppers to remain anonymous.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:48 am  

A school in Kingston is being praised for its efforts during the pandemic

Thank and Praise is a platform that allows people to recognise unsung heroes working in healthcare, social care, and education.

Park Hill has been shortlisted for the TAP award in the education category for July.

CEO Matt Findel-Hawkins reads us the message for Park Hill School.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:26 am  

Two men have been arrested after a 16-year-old boy was fatally attacked in Thornton Heath

A 19-year-old was arrested at an address in Croydon yesterday on suspicion of murder, along with a 22-year-old man also suspected of drug dealing.

The boy was stabbed on Friday afternoon, and died of his injuries in hospital on Sunday.

Anyone who may have seen anything at around 2.45pm on Friday on Bensham Manor Road is urged to contact police or Crimestoppers.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:33 am  

The London Fire Brigade took more than 1,000 calls to flooding incidents yesterday across South-West and North-West London

Pictures show a part of Longmead Road in Epsom completely flooded after large amounts of rain, and tube stations were closed.

The brigade says not to walk or drive in flood water, due to the strength of flow, and you don’t know what’s in it.

We’re also being urged to prepare a flood kit or grab bag, and to look out for our neighbours, especially if they’re vulnerable.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:15 am  

Kingston’s new Post Office has officially opened at the bottom of the Bentall Centre.

The area’s MP Sir Ed Davey cut the ribbon.

Postmaster Siva Sivabalan ran the old location on Eden Street, and has moved with it to the new site.

He says the “posh shopping centre” with its “bright” and “modern” feel is better for his customers.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 am  

Monday 12 July 2021

Passengers at Heathrow have been stuck in long queues today after security staff were told to self-isolate.

The airport says there was congestion in Terminal 5 departures due to some employees being contacted by NHS Test and Trace.

It's since brought in other team members to cover the shortages and says the system's returned to normal.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

An award-winning cancer support centre in Isleworth is re-opening five days a week.

The Mulberry Centre, which is based at West Middlesex University Hospital, is to resume its face-face services.

The free services offered are available for cancer suffers, their carers and those bereaved by the disease. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Kingston Council says it will engage with boys and men to end male violence against women and girls.

This will include appointing “male ambassadors” within its own staff, who have the knowledge and skills to tackle it.

They’ll also be working with schools and in youth settings.

The authority is encouraging all men to wear a White Ribbon, and to never commit, excuse, or remain silent about domestic abuse.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

A mentally ill man's admitted killing his mother's boyfriend in Croydon.

45-year-old Paul McCarroll was stabbed at the family home last November. 

Nicholas Jones, who's 34 and from the area, will be sentenced in September.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Young's sells 56 pubs, but keeps seven sites from its Wandsworth company

Young's has sold 56 pubs for £53 million. 

The deal's part of the company's move away from a tenanted model.

The group's kept seven sites from its Ram Pub Company, based in Wandsworth. 

The remaining ones have gone to rival Punch. 

It wants to use the cash to buy any new freehold pubs to add to its portfolio.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

A 6 year old boy has been seriously injured after being hit by a moped in Harlington.

Officers are appealing for dashcam footage following the incident just before 9pm on Friday in Sipson Lane.

The child was treated at the scene before being taken to hospital, where he is in a critical but stable condition. 

The driver of the moped didn’t stop and no arrests have been made at this time.

Any witnesses yet to speak with police are asked to call the SCIU at Alperton Traffic Garage on 020 8246 9820 quoting CAD 7022/09July.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:59 pm  

Brentford is reportedly going to offer £10m for Wales’s youngest international player.

24-year-old Harry Wilson is currently at Liverpool, but has been loaned out since 2015 and has never put in an appearance for them.

He’s scored 5 goals in 29 appearances for Wales since joining them in 2013.

The Sun is reporting that the Bees will face competition from Championship clubs including West Brom and Swansea for him.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

“Only losers litter” is the message from Mole Valley Council, as it moves to crack down on it

It's warning that drivers can face fines of up to £100 if they litter on a road verge.

The council has released a campaign showing a driver throwing £10 notes out of a car.

We’re being urged to report any littering online.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:05 pm  

19 police officers were injured last night while they confronted crowds

49 people were arrested.

Chelsea and Fulham MP Greg Hands says “football thuggery” is less prevalent than it was in the 80s, but that 19 injured officers is “unacceptable”.

He says he hopes tough action will be taken against the perpetrators.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:11 pm  

Passenger numbers at Heathrow have stayed almost 90% down on pre-pandemic levels

Figures from the airport show 957,000 people passed through its terminals last month.

That compares to almost 7.25m who did so in June 2019.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:17 am  

People will be able to get their first or second dose of vaccination today at Morden Civic Centre without having to book an appointment

The first jab is being offered to anyone over 18, and the second to anyone who had their jab more than 8 weeks ago.

Merton’s Director of Public Health, Dr Dagmar Zeuner, tells us more about it.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:11 am  

Only one game went ahead in the Surrey Cricket League Premier Division this weekend

The clash of Surrey Warriors A vs Ploughmans, both teams near the top of the table, was abandoned, as was Sutton Challengers vs Bec Old Boys.

Ploughmans are still top of the table though.

Last placed Balham and Tooting lost to London Gymkhana by two wickets, making it their sixth loss in seven games.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:22 am  

A teenager has died after being attacked in Thornton Heath

At around 3pm on Friday, police were called when the 16-year-old arrived at hospital, after being driven there by a member of the public.

He died in hospital yesterday.

It’s believed the boy had been in a fight in Bensham Manor Road with two men on a moped.

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

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:06 am  

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The Liberal Democrats say they’re “smashing the blue wall” after winning a historic victory in Cobham.

Robin Stephens won the council seat for Cobham and Downside in a By-Election, the first Lib Dem to do so.

Party leader and Surbiton MP Sir Ed Davey says they’re making strides against the Conservative Party.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:24 pm  

The owners of an Indian restaurant in Kingston say they are being “continually harassed” and have even been attacked.

There have been large number of youths gathering on Riverside Walk around Kingston Bridge, particularly on Fridays and Saturdays.

It’s believed there’s a racist element to the abuse received by members of staff at Chakra.

Kingston’s MP, Sir Ed Davey, has got involved in the investigation into it.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:58 pm  

Disabled athletes from a Feltham sports club have been celebrating a second Wimbledon success for wheelchair tennis player Andy Lapthorne.

Andy, who trained at the Feltham Bees disabled sports club, teamed up with American partner David Wagner to win the quad wheelchair doubles title.

The pair beat the Australian world number 1 Dylan Alcott and Dutchman Sam Schroeder.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:12 pm  

A murder investigation has begun after a 16-year-old boy was stabbed in Thornton Heath on Friday afternoon.

The teenager died in hospital today, two days after the attack.

Police say his family have been told and are being supported by specialist officers.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:11 pm  

A campaign to stop Kingston’s historic Guildhall from being sold off is gaining momentum.

Council leader Caroline Kerr says keeping the site doesn’t make financial or environmental sense.

She’s welcoming plans which include turning it into a boutique hotel. 

But Helen Hinton, who has launched the Save Royal Kingston campaign, wants it kept under council control. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

A man has been arrested in Croydon for having a loaded gun.

Last night officers were involved in a short chase with the suspect.

They found a loaded firearm that had been converted, two large knives and a large bag of marijuana.

All of the items were seized and the man is in custody.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Two men have been arrested in Hammersmith after a weapon fight.

 Officers were called to Peabody Estate at around 10pm last night.

They recovered the knives that the men were fighting with.

One man was taken to hospital but was later discharged.

Anyone who witnessed the incident is urged to contact police on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

A couple who own a newsagent in Twickenham have featured in the Euro 2020 music video.

Shashi and Pallavi Patel’s shop “Meet and Deep News” features in “We are the people” by Matin Garrix featuring Bono and The Edge from U2.

The couple and their son Deepen want to send the team some good luck. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

England v Canada - Harlequins and England fly-half Marcus Smith shares his emotions on Lions call-up

During the England v Canada post-match press conference, Radio Jackie's Natalie Osborne asked Harlequins and England fly-half Marcus Smith to sum up his emotions on a whirlwind few weeks of rugby: Premiership Title win with Harlequins; England caps and now a call-up to join the British & Irish Lions squad in South Africa:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:49 pm  

England v Canada - Head Coach Eddie Jones pleased with the squad competition created at Twickenham

England Rugby Union completed their summer Tests at Twickenham Stadium with a win over Canada yesterday.

In the post-match conference, Radio Jackie's Natalie Osborne asked England Head Coach Eddie Jones about the competition for places in the England squad and thoughts around the yellow-card incident involving captain Lewis Ludlow:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:12 pm  

Figures show the introduction of a controversial cycle-lane in Chiswick has led to a big increase in bike journeys.

The High Court is considering a challenge to the segregated lane which runs along the busy Chiswick High Road and cost £70 million. 

TFL and Hounslow Council used fast-track Covid rules to introduce the route last December in the teeth of fierce opposition. 

But figures show cycling up 72 per cent since its introduction, with one in five daytime journeys along Chiswick High Road now done by bike, and collisions also reduced. 

Hounslow council would like to make the cycle lane a permanent fixture.

That may depend on the High Court, which is expected to rule on a challenge to the route from some local businesses in the next few weeks.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

A county lines drug dealer from Wallington has been jailed.


23 year old Daniel Garcia was jailed for 9 and a half years after pleading guilty to being concerned in the supply of crack cocaine and heroin.

He also pleaded guilty to three counts arranging or facilitating travel of another person with a view to exploitation.

Between March and April last year he trafficked a teenager from west London into Chatham, where they were made to sell drugs. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

A special blessing of the River Thames will take place in Teddington this morning.

The service of thanks will not only recognise the importance of the waterway, but the people and businesses which depend on it. 

The first blessing was held at Teddington in 2017. 

Today’s service will start at 10 o’clock at St Mary with St Alban's Church.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 am  

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


Police were called to Bracken Avenue in the Shrublands area just before 1am on Thursday the 1st of July.

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

An 20-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder on Friday and remains in custody.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:59 am  

Mole Valley Council is issuing wrist IDs to its vulnerable residents.

The TrustID band has a unique ID number which is linked to the Council’s Alarm Receiving Centre.

If anyone falls ill or suffers an accident, the emergency services can access the individual’s secure records from the ID number.

The service is available 24/7 and is an add on to the existing Lifeline Alarm and Technology Enabled Care portfolio.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:01 am  

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