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Saturday 25 September 2021

Champions Harlequins have made it two wins from two at the start of the rugby union Premiership season, with a 35-29 victory over Worcester at the Stoop in Twickenham

The match was refereed by Sara Cox making it the first in Premiership history that a game has been refereed by a woman.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:04 pm  

Police have released an image of a man they want to speak to in relation to arson in Tooting.

Officers attended a report flammable liquid has been thrown at a barbers in Upper Tooting Road at around 18.45 on Friday 27 August.

They discovered a small fire had started outside the venue but no significant damage was caused and no one was injured.

It is believed that following the incident, a male suspect ran from the scene into Brudenell Road where he got into a car and left.

You can view the CCTV image on our Radio Jackie website, anyone with information is urged to call police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:15 pm  

Sutton Council has apologised for the delay in some waste and recycling collections over the past week

It says the problem is due the ongoing nationwide driver shortage.

Collections for this weekend will now take place on Monday September 27.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:24 pm  

Hounslow Council’s urging residents to rethink how they dispose of their waste during recycle week

‘Step It Up’ campaign has returned encouraging retailers, local governments, and the general public to recycle things the right way. 

Recycling already saves 18 million tonnes of CO2 in the UK but 55% of households still throw items in the general rubbish when they could be recycled.  

After the increase on climate-related crises this year, the ‘Step It Up’ campaign urges us all to develop small but powerful habits. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:25 pm  

A critically ill teen with Covid-19 at St Georges hospital in Tooting was one of the first in the UK to receive a new antibody treatment

17 year old Max Kahdar is high risk as he was born with a heart condition which means he’s immunosuppressed.

He was given the lifesaving drug Ronapreve yesterday, which is made up of two monoclonal antibodies, after he tested positive for covid-19.

The drug was approved after results from the RECOVERY trial showed it reduced hospital stays by 4 days and risk of death by a fifth.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:09 pm  

Kingston University have transformed their mobile Lab in a Lorry into a “jab in a lorry” vaccination centre for new students.

Based in the Penrhyn Road campus, the lab is offering the Pfizer jab to new and returning students over the next fortnight.

Dr Richard Van Mellaerts said being vaccinated allows students to get fully involved both academically and socially during the coming year.

To avoid missing out, students are being encouraged to book in advance to guarantee a slot.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel is playing down suggestions he has the upper hand over Manchester City counterpart Pep Guardiola.

His side are top of the Premier League before this lunchtime's clash with the reigning champions.

Tuchel led them to victory over City three times after taking over last season, as the Londoners lifted the Champions League.

But he insists that doesn't mean much.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:30 am  

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel will be looking to earn a fourth successive win over Manchester City when they host the Premier League champions this lunchtime.

His side are attempting to maintain their unbeaten run so far this season.

Tuchel couldn't beat Guardiola during their time in German football - but he's got the better of him three times in a row since coming to England.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

Police are reappealing for information after a woman was sexually assaulted in Nonsuch Park in Ewell.

The incident happened at around 7pm on Sunday 5 September where the female jogger was attacked by an unknown male.

Officers have conducted significant house to house enquiries in the area, with over 800 premises visited.

They are asking anyone who has dashcam footage from the area between 5pm-8pm on that evening, or any other information, to contact them on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

A never-before-seen portrait of Stormzy will be unveiled at auction aimed at raising funds for schoolchildren impacted by the pandemic in Fulham.

The image is the result of a one-off intimate collaboration with artist Metin Salih, 

The art auction called Painting Brighter Futures will be on 8 October at St Dionis Church, Parsons Green. 

All monies raised with be donated to The Fulham Boys School and Lady Margaret’s School.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 am  

People with UPVC front doors are being reminded to lock them properly, after three burglaries in two days in Morden.

Police say that lifting the handle only engages one lock, allowing the door to be popped open.

Each of the crimes happened when the owner only lifted the handle.

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

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:30 am  

A one minute silence will be held at 11 this morning, to mark a year since a Metropolitan Police officer was killed in the line of duty.

Matt Ratana died after a gun was fired inside a custody centre in Croydon.

The force has also revealed a special memorial for the 54-year-old sergeant will take place in November.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:06 am  

Friday 24 September 2021

The acute referral centre in Kingston Hospital’s Eye Royal Unit has reopened this month thanks to the generosity of a resident from Hampton.

The centre, which sees patients requiring urgent eye care, has been named after Roy Dominy,  in recognition of his generous support.

Roy, a former engineer for the Central Electricity Generating Board, left the majority of his estate to Kingston Hospital Charity after he died in Kingston Hospital in May 2017.

The unit has been refurbished to create more space and improve patient experience.

Director of Kingston Hospital Charity, Rob Aldous, says “We are extremely grateful to Roy for the very generous gift left in his will. 

Many of the projects that we support across the hospital are made possible thanks to people like Roy who, after taking care family and friends, choose to leave a gift in their wills that will benefit patients now and in the future.”

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

The by election in Epsom triggered by the death of a former mayor has been won by his successor in the party.

Graham Jones from the Residents Association won the Cuddington seat with more votes than the rest of the candidates combined.

Former Mayor Rob Foote died following an accident at Brands Hatch racecourse in July.

Epsom and Ewell is one of only two residents association run councils in the country.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Changes have been made to planned traffic measures in Chiswick, but residents are still criticising the scheme.

The Streetspace scheme will have increased operating hours and some residents will be exempt from the restrictions.

Protesters gathered yesterday, saying more than 80% of people of people who responded to a consultation opposed it.

Hanif Khan, from the Labour Council, says it’s been “a testament to the approach” they’ve taken to be personally invited to Downing Street to recognise their efforts.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

A drug dealer from Chertsey has been sentenced to four years and five months in jail after pleading guilty to drug offences yesterday.

He was arrested in March after police linked him to a Snapchat account used to direct a county line supplying crack cocaine and heroin.  

Surrey Police were able to prove he had intent to supply after they found multiple burner phones and 48 wraps of class As on him.

The nearly £2000 in cash found on him when arrested has been donated to Reigate and Banstead Women’s Aid. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

A man has been left with a broken collar bone after a road rage incident escalated into an assault in Epsom.

Surrey Police is appealing for witnesses of the altercation on Chessington Road just before 5pm on Monday.

The drivers of a white van with sign writing on the side and of a grey Peugeot were seen fighting in the road; the window of the Peugeot ended up getting smashed.

Anyone who witnessed the incident, has information or dash cam footage is urged to contact police on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says schedules don't get much more exciting than facing Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain in back-to-back games.

They'll travel to London for tomorrow's lunchtime match in the Premier League, before a trip to France in the Champions League.

Guardiola says there is one other event which is keeping him interested, too.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

A man has been named Police Officer of the year at the Metropolitan Police’s Excellence Awards after an incident in Kingston.

On the 3rd July last year, PC Andy Cougar attended an emergency call where an adult son was threatening at his elderly mother.

The agitated man had locked them both inside their home and, armed with knives, he self-harmed himself. 

After PC Cougar broke through a window, he was approached by the suspect with blades but quickly stopped him by deployment of a taser.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

A man has been fined after trying to force his way into a ticket machine in Chiswick.

35-year-old Andrei Sumlanchsi from Hammersmith was seen last Friday using a metal object to try and prise it open.

He didn’t answer any question when interviewed, and was charged the day after.

He must pay £100.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Watford midfielder Moussa Sissoko says he's concerned racist abuse of footballers is becoming "normal" on social media

He's joined Chelsea's Romelu Lukaku in calling for more action.

The Belgium forward believes a summit should be held between players, governing bodies and social media executives to sort out the issue.

Sissoko says some of the abuse can be extremely distressing.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

Kingston Council say they can’t clean graffiti off of Kingston Bridge because they “haven’t been able to access the necessary equipment”

Rob Smith, from the area’s Tory opposition, says it’s “a massive smack in the face for residents who have been hit with increased council tax bills”.

The authority says they’re working on a solution and hope they can remove it “very soon”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:14 pm  

A supported living service in Purley has been put into special measures during its first inspection

People at Parkhill Support Services Brighton Road told the watchdog they did not always feel safe, with some at risk of harm.

The CQC says when staff raised concerns about abuse, this wasn’t reported to the relevant authorities.

New registered manager Uche Wemambu told Radio Jackie that six new staff will be starting “very soon”, and there will be regular meetings with staff and clients.

Specifically, team meetings will be every two weeks, and clients will be met every month.

There will also be health and safety officers in place, and specific staff appointed to medication, nutrition and mental health.

Staff are also to undergo safeguarding courses from Croydon Council.

She adds that on Monday, staff will meet and an action plan is being worked on.

Initial assessments have also said to have been completed.

Long hours will discouraged and will “stop very soon”, and only permitted two days in a week.

She also says that this afternoon, there will be a barbecue for all staff and the people they support.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

Dominic Raab has been sworn in as the Lord Chancellor

He says he aims to “increase court capacity, create a prison system that rehabilitates, cut re-offending and boost support for victims”.

The Esher and Walton MP is also the Justice Minister, and so is responsible for both the courts and prisons.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:22 am  

It's claimed just a third of Premier League footballers have had a coronavirus vaccine

Organisers have not made the data public, but the Daily Mail is reporting that at least two squads have no more than six players who've been jabbed.

But Brentford, Wolves and Leeds are called “exceptions to the rule”, with vaccination rates of between 89 and 100%.

The Premier League is not making vaccines mandatory, unlike major sports in the US.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:47 am  

A 19-year-old man from Kingston has been arrested after a man was found stabbed near a school in Epsom

Police were called at around 11am yesterday to Blenheim Road, where the 20-year-old was seriously injured.

The air ambulance was called but the man was taken to hospital by road.

Inspector Jon Vale says that “given the large police presence in the area” he would like to reassure people they’re doing “everything they can “ to investigate.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Surrey Police, or Crimestoppers to remain anonymous.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:07 am  

Thursday 23 September 2021

A drug dealer was arrested in Kingston last weekend for possession of intent to supply class A and B drugs.

He also had an offensive weapon concealed.

The suspect been charged to attend Kingston Crown Court next month.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:45 pm  

A teenage boy has been arrested on suspicion of stealing a motorbike in West Byfleet.

Police responded to reports of a theft on High Road and recovered a damaged bike sometime later.

The 16-year-old was also arrested on suspicion of theft, assault and possession of a blade article in connection to other incidents last week.

Last Tuesday he was reportedly seen roaming the streets brandishing a large knife.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:42 pm  

A man was jailed at Croydon Crown Court yesterday for abusing his ex partner.

49 year old Paul Thomas was sentenced to 19 years in prison for subjecting his ex to sexual, physical, mental and emotional abuse.

He had previously been found guilty of eight counts of rape, threats to kill, actual bodily harm and coercive controlling behaviour among others.

Thomas was also made subject to Notification Requirements for life and issued with a Restraining Order.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:57 pm  

A 19-year-old Kingston man has been arrested in connection with a 20-year-old man who was found with stab wounds to his chest in Epsom.

The air ambulance was called but the man was taken to hospital by road.

Blenheim Road and Almond Road had been closed off while police carried out their investigations.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

A 36-year-old man from Streatham has been arrested in relation to the ongoing investigation into the actions taken to block the M25.

Protests by Insulate Britain have caused major disruptions on the M25 affecting junctions including Heathrow, Wisley and Leatherhead.

In total, Met officers have made 28 arrests for those obstructing the public highway.

Those arrested have been released under investigation whilst the crime team fully investigate all 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:33 pm  

Dame Judi Dench opened the Queen’s Green Canopy Garden at the Chelsea Flower Show on Monday.

The show includes major exhibits to mark the Queen’s platinum jubilee and highlight the climate crisis.

Dame Judi has already planted a Himalayan silver birch to honour the chance to celebrate a monarch on the throne for 70 years.

The academy award winning actress said her two passions in life are William Shakespeare and planting trees to commemorate lost friends.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel says his players kept their cool after beating Aston Villa in a penalty shoot-out to reach the fourth round of the League Cup.

Reece James scored the winning spot-kick, after the game had finished 1-all.

It maintained Chelsea's unbeaten start to the season.

Tuchel says both sides were going for it.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:15 pm  

A coroner has recommended trams have automatic braking systems following the crash in Croydon that killed seven people.

On the 9th of November 2016, a tram came off the tracks near Sandilands travelling more than three times the speed limit.

The carriage derailed and overturned, injuring more than 50 people.

In July an inquest jury found the crash was an accident.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Ministers are preparing for persistently high gas prices, admitting they have to be ready for the worst-case scenario.

Boris Johnson said earlier this week that soaring costs were a short-term problem.

But there's a recognition from government that high wholesale costs are putting 'pressure' on the energy price cap.

Business Secretary and MP for Spelthorne, Kwasi Kwarteng has told the House of Commons what his top priority is:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku is the latest player questioning the impact of taking the knee and wants football to take “stronger position

The Belgian international believes there should be a summit between high profile players, governing bodies and government ministers.

He has joined his team-mate Marcos Alonso stating that tackling online abuse is a greater challenge.

 He’s told CNN that he wants the CEOs of social media companies to sit down with Premier League stars to try and end abuse. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:06 pm  

A woman with Down's syndrome has lost a legal challenge against laws which allow the abortion of babies after 24 weeks.

Terminations can still happen in Great Britain after that time when there's a “substantial risk” of the child being seriously disabled.

Clare Murphy is from the B-P-A-S abortion clinic.

She says it's only right parents aren't rushed into making decisions.

One of the claimants is Maire Lea-Wilson from Brentford whose son has Downs syndrome 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:09 pm  

Epsom Town Centre has won an award for its floral displays and cleanliness.

It’s won silver in the South and South East in Bloom competition.

Mayor Peter O’Donovan says plans are already being formulated for the whole borough to be entered for the award next year.

A pop-up green space was created on South Street, and flower beds were planted in Rosebery Park and two streets.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

There was an incident in Surbiton around 2pm yesterday involving a number of police vehicles.

Police became aware of a suspected stolen caravan in the Surbiton area.

Officers stopped a vehicle in Swallow Park Close. 

A man was arrested on suspicion of handling stolen goods.

The National Police Air Service assisted.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:30 pm  

Police have released details of the route they believe a woman took through a park, shortly before she was murdered.

Sabina Nessa's body was found on Saturday.

Officers have said they are using every resource available to find her killer.

This comes amid fears for the safety of women walking home alone following the murder of Sarah Everard in Clapham in March.

The 28-year-old left home in south east London just before half eight on Friday evening to meet her friend at the pub, but never arrived.

Detectives say it's a journey that should have only taken her five minutes.

The teacher's body was discovered close to the OneSpace community centre in Cator Park in Kidbrooke.

They hope in sharing more information, it'll encourage any possible witnesses to come forward.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

We’re being reminded to give horses a wide berth on the roads, to avoid injury to the rider or animal.

Epsom Police have been around the Grandstand, and found some drove aggressively because they objected to the animal’s presence on the highway.

A number were stopped because they drove too close to the animals, and given advice as well as a leaflet.

The force says that “for the most part” drivers were “courteous and accommodating”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 am  

More than 5,000 families in Wimbledon are said to lose over £1,000, if the government ends the uplift to Universal Credit.

Paul Kohler, the area’s Lib Dem Spokesperson, says it’s “the difference between being able to feed your children and seeing them go hungry”.

The benefit was increased by £20 a week during lockdown, and is due to end on October 6th.

The government says it was only ever meant to be temporary during the worst part of the pandemic.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

Wednesday 22 September 2021

AFC Wimbledon boss Mark Robinson wants his players to maximise their own potential when they head to Arsenal in the third round of the League Cup this evening.

The side have started the season well and sit seventh in the third tier.

Robinson says they can't worry about the team their Premier League opponents put out.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

A 53-year-old man has been banned from the grounds of all hospitals in Surrey.

Reginald Brenton, of no fixed address, repeatedly went to hospital, falsely claiming to be unwell, then would be disruptive when asked to leave.

He would also block roads by lying in the middle of them, costing police around £28,000.

He now can’t contact emergency services unless it’s a genuine emergency, or go to hospital except in specific circumstances.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

The Putney MP is saying that “you can either expand Heathrow, or pursue net zero aviation, you cannot have both”.

Labour’s Fleur Anderson has led a debate in Parliament about decarbonising air travel.


 Undersecretary of State for Transport, Robert Courts, responded saying the UK government is working with industry and academics to become a world leader in technology.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

Environmental activists have suggested they'll carry on blocking the M25 - despite facing the prospect of up to two years in prison.

A judge has granted a High Court order banning protests on the motorway junctions including at Leatherhead and Wisley.

Insulate Britain - which has carried out a series of demos in recent days - says its campaign 'goes on'.

Speaking earlier this week, protester Doctor Bing Jones vowed not to give up.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:30 pm  

A national architecture firm has been appointed to design the new leisure centre for Kingston.

FaulknerBrowns are behind the new Britannia Leisure Centre in Hackney, which has received positive reviews on Google, Facebook and Yelp.

Council leader Caroline Kerr says they want something “equally impressive” in Kingston.

The aim is for the new centre to have two pools, a soft play area, sports facilities, and a clip and climb wall.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has revealed he'll be making a number of changes to his side for tonight's visit from Aston Villa to Stamford Bridge in the League Cup.

He's confirmed goalkeeper Edouard Mendy isn't fit for the third round tie after missing Saturday's win at Tottenham.

The Premier League leaders host Manchester City on Saturday before a midweek trip to Juventus in the Champions League.

Tuchel says he needs to manage the squad carefully.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:30 pm  

Four men were arrested at Heathrow yesterday in connection with murder as they attempted to leave the UK.

27-year-old Chino Johnson was fatally shot in Lambeth on the 12th of September.

Police and paramedics were called to Ferreys Mews on the 12th of September around 9pm and found Chino with gunshot injuries.

He was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later whilst the suspects fled from the scene

Two women, aged 26 and 29, sustained injuries that were not life threatening. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Arsenal look to avoid an upset when they host AFC Wimbledon in the third round of the League Cup tonight.

They go into the tie after back-to-back Premier League victories, while their opponents have made a strong start in League One.

John Hartson played for Arsenal and the original Wimbledon.

He says the gunners shouldn't underestimate their visitors.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

Police in Teddington say there will continue to be a presence in the area, despite the impending closure of the police station.

The new Inspector for Richmond, Jon McLoughlin, says he knows it’s caused “understandable concern”.

However, he says they are looking at places that officers can attend to prolong their time in their neighbourhoods. 

The Mayor of London says the station is not needed to meet officer growth requirements, and the frontline needs to be prioritised over unneeded.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

A memorial service was held in Croydon yesterday for a beloved teacher who died from cancer in May aged just 58 years old.

Keith Andrew Smith MBE who devoted 36 years in the history department at Whitgift School, was an inspirational figure.

He was awarded an MBE in 2013 for his services to the Combined Cadet Forces at Whitgift and the local youth offender team.

He introduced fencing to Whitgift and in 2000 he was elected British Fencing President and he also refereed at three Olympics games. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Labour claims the Prime Minister’s made absolutely no progress on a free-trade deal with the United States.

Boris Johnson had talks with the President at the White House last night.

But Joe Biden didn't suggest an agreement was close - saying they still had things to work through.

Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab and MP for Esher and Walton is standing in for Boris Johnson in the Commons while the PM is in America:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Environmental activists, who've been told they face jail if they continue blocking the M25, insist they will continue their campaign.

The Transport Secretary got a court order after protests brought traffic to a standstill in Hertfordshire, Kent, Essex and Surrey over recent days.

Grant Shapps told a Commons committee the climate protestors were being reckless.

The protest group "Insulate Britain" some who have been arrested multiple times hasn't said if its campaigning will include further M25 demonstrations.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:34 pm  

The energy regulator's warning that 'well above' hundreds of thousands of customers may be affected by soaring wholesale gas prices.

But the chief executive of Ofgem has refused to say just how many of us will see our bills rise.

The business secretary and MP for Spelthorne Kwasi Kwarteng has told a group of MPs the government's trying to put people first.

Tens of millions of pounds of taxpayers' money could be spent restarting carbon dioxide at two sites after a deal was struck yesterday.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Environmental protesters who've been blocking the M25 could be jailed if they carry on

The transport secretary says he asked National Highways to get an injunction from a judge -which has been granted.

Home Secretary Priti Patel says the injunction means "people can get moving again".

Grant Shapps has told a committee of MPs that Insulate Britain will be in contempt of court if it flouts the ruling.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:21 pm  

A watchdog’s found a series of failings after a prisoner's baby died when she gave birth alone in her cell in Ashford

The 18 year-old refused ante-natal care at HMP Bronzefield in 2019, but an inspector says staff should have regarded her as "vulnerable" and "frightened", instead of "difficult".

A pathologist has been unable to say if the baby was stillborn, and no inquest's taken place.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:14 pm  

University staff are going to be balloted on possible strike action, in a row over growing workloads and insecure contracts

More than 150 institutions are going to be polled on whether or not to take industrial action.

That includes Surrey, Royal Holloway in Egham, St Mary’s in Twickenham, and Kingston.

Any possible disruption could spill into next year.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:10 am  

Today is World Car Free Day

Sutton Councillor Manuel Abellan says “It's not only good for the environment, active travel also provides benefits to physical and mental health”.

People are being encouraged to walk, cycle, or even skateboard to and from school to reduce their carbon footprint.

In 2019, 65% of Londoners surveyed said the day had inspired them to use their car less.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:31 am  

A junction in Tooting is to be closed, to stop motorists using it as a shortcut to the High Street

Wandsworth Council says that residents “overwhelmingly backed” the plan to close the junction of Blackshaw Road and Maybury Street.

The road is near St George’s Hospital, but it will be open for emergency vehicles and cyclists.

The change is “likely” to be enforced with a mobile camera unit, as well as new signage and a narrower entryway.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:22 am  

290 new school places for SEND children have been created in Surrey

The County Council says they want to ensure that more children grow up locally.

The area’s provision was judged as “inadequate” by OFSTED in 2018, but in May, the watchdog said they’d improved significantly.

They’re aiming to create 1,500 new specialist places by 2030.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:09 am  

Tuesday 21 September 2021

Car Free Day is being celebrated in Wandsworth tomorrow with free bike maintenance sessions.

Bikes can be checked in Old York Road for safety and road worthiness.

Other support is being offered in the form of free cycling training for adults and children.

The borough has recently announced another 111 bike hangers in 74 locations inn addition to the existing sites on housing estates.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

Brentford manager Thomas Frank wants his team to go one step further in the League Cup this season.

They reached the semi-finals of the tournament last time out.

Oldham are the visitors to Brentford Community Stadium in the third round this evening.

Frank says last season's journey has given them good experience in the competition.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

A kitten has miraculously been rescued in Shepard’s Bush after falling down a 30ft chimney without sustaining any injuries.

Hammersmith and Fulham fire services and the RSPCA were called last Wednesday after the cat’s owners heard her meowing but couldn’t find her. 

Lola the kitten had managed to squeeze her way into a boarded-up fireplace, falling 10 metres to the floor. The owners who were new residents to the flat had no idea the fireplace was there.

Lola’s rescuer Phil Norman said “Despite her ordeal and her colour change - from a perfectly white cat to a very dirty grey - she seemed remarkably bright and uninjured.”

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Some of the UK's biggest energy companies could be offered state-backed loans to take customers from smaller suppliers, if they go under.

The business secretary's and Spelthorne MP Kwasi Kwarteng confirmed it's one of the ideas being looked at due to soaring global gas prices.

There are huge concerns about what impact that'll have on our bills.

Mr Kwarteng says that really depends on what happens to firms.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

A new Youth Hub aimed at helping young adults get into work is coming to Weybridge

Launching on the 1st October, the centre based at Brooklands College will provide expert support for 18-24 year olds.

All support is free of charge with £71,000 of funding provided through the Department of Work and Pension`s Flexible Support Fund.

It follows a successful bid by both Elmbridge and Runnymede borough councils earlier this year, who are also investing a further £45,000.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

38 people have been arrested during another climate protest on the M25 - the fifth in just over a week

Campaigners blocked the carriageway between junctions 9 for Leatherhead and 10 for Wisley - stopping traffic and pouring blue paint on the road.

Activists have also targeted the motorway in Hertfordshire, Kent and Essex over the past week.

They're demanding better home insulation.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:45 pm  

10 homes have been bought in the Hounslow High Street Quarter by the council

They’ll be available at social rent prices, and are in addition to 55 purchased in the same area last year.

The development sees 528 homes, including a 27-storey tower block.

Developer Barratt says 41% will be affordable.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

The Royal Holloway University in Egham and St George’s in London have agreed to discuss a merger

It was first considered in 2009, and talks were agreed to last Thursday.

The aim is to help improve research across disciplines.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:51 pm  

The Surgery Centre at Queen Mary’s Hospital in Roehampton has been called “a great example of what a cooperative approach can achieve”

Wimbledon’s Tory MP Stephen Hammond visited the centre on Friday.

It provides surgical teams across South-West London with protected theatre time, to help patients on the waiting list due to the pandemic.

It’s also used to help trainees catch up on lost training time.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:46 pm  

The Chelsea Flower Show has opened up to the public today, as it's held in September for the first time

It was postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic, but bosses say it'll be back in its usual May date next year.

Celebrities and members of the royal family got a first look yesterday.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:58 pm  

The business secretary's confirmed ministers are looking at giving large energy companies state-backed loans to take on customers, if smaller providers go bust

Kwasi Kwarteng says five to eight firms leave the market most years, but has admitted it could be worse by the end of 2021 as wholesale gas prices rise.

The Spelthorne MP says discussions continue.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:52 pm  

The residents of a house in Feltham managed to escape injury, after debris fell from the roof during a fire

Crews were called yesterday just after 2pm to Cygnet Avenue.

A car parked on the driveway was damaged by the debris.

Most of the loft conversion was damaged, and part of a surrounding property was damaged as well.

The cause is believed to have been electrical.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:48 am  

Chelsea's Marcos Alonso says he's stopped taking a knee before matches this season as he believes the anti-racism gesture is "losing strength"

The full-back says he'll point to the Premier League's 'No Room for Racism' badge on his sleeve instead.

Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha became the first top flight player to stop kneeling earlier this year, as he feels it's "degrading".

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:08 am  

Staff at Shooting Star Children’s Hospices across Surrey are taking on the London Marathon next month

63 runners are taking on the 26.2 miles to raise money so the charity can continue to provide their much-needed care services.

Jamie Worsfold from Carshalton is running in memory of his daughter Margot, who sadly died last year aged just seven weeks.

He says, “words don’t really do justice to what incredible care and support they gave to our family and still continue to provide”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:42 am  

Police say they cleared the demonstrations on the M25 at the Wisley interchange within 30 minutes

They’ve also made 23 arrests.

Protesters entered the both the clockwise and anti-clockwise stretches at around 8am.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:53 am  

Surrey’s Police and Crime Commissioner has called the Insulate Britain protests “tone deaf”

More protesters were arrested yesterday, after blocking a junction of the M25 in Hertfordshire, calling for homes to be more energy efficient.

Lisa Townsend says some of the offences are not prisonable, and is calling for more police powers.

Home Secretary, Priti Patel said:

“Peaceful protest is a cornerstone of our democracy and there will always be space for legitimate groups to make their voices heard.  That space is not on a busy motorway putting lives at risk.

“This Government will not stand by and allow a small minority of selfish protesters to cause significant disruption to the lives and livelihoods of the hard-working majority.

“The guerrilla tactics used by Insulate Britain detract from their cause and I know the public will agree that the scenes on the M25 last week and today are completely unacceptable.

"The police have our full support. They must uphold the law and take decisive action. This kind of disruption is dangerous and takes police away from communities where they are needed most.

"That’s exactly why we are giving police the powers to better manage such highly disruptive demonstrations in future. The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill will introduce a new offence of public nuisance, ensuring there are appropriate sentences for the harm caused.”

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:35 am  

A fundraising campaign has been set up to replace memorial benches vandalised on Streatham Common

The Friends of Streatham Common say the damage goes “into the thousands” and it’s not something they have the budget to fix.

They add that it’s “devastated our small team” who “work tirelessly to make the gardens a unique haven for the community”.

You can donate via Paypal here.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:58 am  

A veterans’ charity is celebrating double success after winning two prestigious accolades.

The Royal Star and Garter was nominated twice in the nationwide Care Home Awards.

The Surbiton home featured in the London shortlist, while the charity secured a place in the nationwide ‘Small Care Home Groups’ category.

Royal Star & Garter provides care to veterans living with disability or dementia at homes in Surbiton, Solihull and High Wycombe. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 am  

Monday 20 September 2021

Thousands of pounds have been raised to fight a development in New Malden.

Peter Findlater is aiming to raise £6,500 to hire an experienced Planning Consultant to appeal against the plans for the Tudor Williams site.

Rocco Homes is aiming to build a nine-storey block of flats there, and have appealed to the Secretary of State to get planning permission.

The crowdfunder says that if they don’t raise the full amount to hire their ideal candidate, they’ll refund all donations.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

Surrey Police are warning of courier fraud after victims suffered a combined loss of over £1million across the borough this year.

The warning comes as Action Fraud has launched a new national social media campaign.

Courier fraud is when a fraudster contacts the victim over the phone and pretends to be either a police officer or bank official. 

One victim aged 86, received a call from someone claiming they were from Hammersmith Police and tried to swindle them out of £4,800.

Lucking, bank staff recognised the signs of fraud, and no loss was incurred.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

The MP for Spelthorne says he's confident there won't be gas supply emergencies this winter - despite the growing energy crisis.

Kwasi Kwarteng has held talks with suppliers as wholesale gas prices surge.

It could have a knock on effect for small suppliers - who fear going under - while customers could face higher costs.

But Mr Kwarteng has told MPs he's confident consumers won't be left in the dark.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Brentford manager Thomas Frank says an England call up for striker Ivan Toney is possible if he continues his impressive form.

The 25-year-old's scored twice in five Premier League games so far this season, after firing the London club into the top flight with 33 Championship goals during the last campaign.

Frank wants Toney to stay focused.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

A man was taken to hospital after sustaining life threatening head injuries in Addlestone yesterday.

It’s believed the incident happened some time before 11pm, when members of the public found the victim on Liberty Road.

He is described as White, around 60 years old, 6ft tall and of a medium build with brown greying hair.  

He was wearing a grey top and denim jeans.

Officers are trying to work out how he sustained these injuries.

Any witnesses or anyone who saw the victim prior to the incident are urged to contact police on 101. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

The Chief Executive of The Clink, Chris Moore, has announced he is stepping down after 11 years in the role.

The Charity trains serving prisoners, at sites like High Down in Sutton, in hospitality and horticulture.

The scheme allows them to learn on the job at the charity’s award- winning restaurants while gaining the necessary qualifications. 

The training programme has been proven to dramatically reduce the chances of someone reoffending by up to 65.6%.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

It’s believed that heat coming out of a chimney was what caused a restaurant fire in Richmond.

Crews were called on Friday afternoon to Lower George Road, where the whole of the extraction system was on fire.

They spent three hours battling the blaze.

It’s believed to have been accidental, and there are no reports of any injuries.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:33 pm  

A man has been arrested after a package was found in his trousers containing Class A drugs and a burner phone.

On Thursday, they stopped a vehicle suspected of supplying drugs.

Anyone with information about drug dealers is asked to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers to remain anonymous.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:33 pm  

London Mayor Sadiq Khan says the new Northern Line Stations at Nine Elms and Battersea Power Station are “beautiful”.

Wandsworth Council Leader Ravi Govindia says it’s helped transform “what was once a transport backwater south of the river”.

The first passengers were welcomed this morning. 

Battersea Power Station Community Choir sung there to kick it off, and member Gabriella Geisinger tells us what the atmosphere was like there.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:28 pm  

The Chelsea Flower Show gets under way later for a one-off autumn version of the world-famous event

It was originally due to take place in May but it was postponed because of the pandemic.

Members of the royal family and celebrities are due to attend the show, which will have a different look because of the change of season.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:18 pm  

29 climate change protestors have been arrested after blocking a junction of the M25 in Hertfordshire

Members of Insulate Britain also disrupted traffic on a junction of the A1M - gluing themselves to the road.

They've held four similar demonstrations recently, including at Heathrow and Leatherhead.

They’re demanding the government makes "a meaningful commitment" to help reduce emissions from homes.

London's mayor Sadiq Khan says this isn't the best way to get their point across.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:06 am  

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel says he can barely comprehend how good N'Golo Kante is, after his impact off the bench in a 3-nil win at Tottenham

The midfielder came on at half-time and scored the second goal to take them joint top of the Premier League.

Tuchel says Kante is a special player.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:27 am  

Battersea Power Station and Nine Elms have welcomed their first Northern Line passengers this morning

The extension has cost £1.1bn and has taken six years to build.

The first train left at 5.28am from Battersea, and there’s an initial peak service of six trains per hour, increasing to 12 next year.

Priscilla Smart, working at Battersea, says “working at a new tube station from the day it opens is a once-in-a-generation opportunity”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:11 am  

Sunday 19 September 2021

Surrey are the English Women’s County golf champions
They claimed the title by beating closest challengers Somerset and finishing finals week with a 100 per cent winning record.

A hard-fought 3.5-1.5 win against the only county which could have pipped them to the crown allowed Surrey to come out on top in the six-team round robin event. 

It was the first time since 1997 that Surrey’s women claimed the Lady Katherine Cairns Trophy.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:12 pm  

Tottenham and Chelsea fans have held a minute's applause for their former striker Jimmy Greaves, who's passed away aged 81.

The England international was part of the 1966 World Cup winning squad and went on to become a TV star on 'Saint and Greavsie'.

England and Spurs forward Harry Kane tells Sky Sports News, he was one of the greats.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:50 pm  

John Challis, best known for playing Boycie in Only Fools And Horses, has died aged 79.

His family says he passed away "peacefully in his sleep, after a long battle with cancer".

He attended state boarding Ottershaw School near Woking. He left school and worked as a trainee estate agent before becoming a professional actor.

His character in the BBC sitcom was a cigar-smoking businessman with a mocking laugh, who was married to the feisty Marlene.

Sue Holderness, who played Marlene, says she will miss him "every day".

Sir David Jason has described him as "a gentleman in the true sense of the word".

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:35 pm  

A man has run his first marathon across SW London and Surrey today in memory of his sister.


Martin O’Meara’s route took him through Kingston, along the Thames to Kew and Chiswick and through Bushy Park. 

He’s aiming to raise £11,000 for charity Fight Bladder Cancer after Laura passed away last year. 

Martin completed the marathon in 4 hours and 49 mins
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:31 pm  

A man has been jailed for causing the death of a 28-year-old man in Hounslow last year.

30-year-old Shahriyar Mahoutchian was sentenced to 8 months imprisonment last Friday. 

The court heard how Mohammed Osman stepped into the road and was struck by a fast-approaching car driven by Mahoutchian at 35 miles per hour

Mohammed was thrown into the air and suffered severe injuries and despite effects by emergency services he was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Mahoutchian who stopped at the scene and was charged with causing death by dangerous driving.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:20 pm  

A schoolgirl from Fulham has helped children experiencing digital poverty by raising more than £1,000 for new technology.

10-year-old Lottie decided to raise the money after she learned of the council's Tech4Kids appeal through her school.

She undertook a 10-kilometre run with a time limit of 90 minutes to raise the cash.

1,500 children in Hammersmith and Fulham are in urgent need of a laptop or internet connectivity at home. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:32 am  

Former England, Tottenham and Chelsea striker Jimmy Greaves has died at the age of 81.

 He was a member of England's 1966 World Cup winning squad, and scored 44 times for his country.

He remains Spurs' all time record goal scorer.

Following his playing days, he was a popular figure, presenting the TV programme Saint and Greavsie - alongside ex-Liverpool player Ian St John.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:09 am  

Boris Johnson has told his new housing secretary to solve the cladding scandal.

 The calls for immediate action come four years after 72 people died in the Grenfell Tower in Kensington as a result of dangerous cladding.

Michael Gove was told to address the crisis, which has left homeowners facing crippling bills to repair their homes.

It's after the prime minister acknowledged the £5bn funding to replace the cladding in buildings announced in February won’t solve the problem.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

A man had to witness his mum become paralysed from a stroke as he was unable to get to A&E because of protest on the M25.

 Chris phoned LBC to say he took it upon himself to drive his mother to hospital but ended up stuck on the motorway for six hours.

It comes as Insulate Britain protesters had blocked the road.

On Friday, Surrey police arrested twenty-four demonstrators on suspicion on a variety of offences

14 were arrested at junction 9 of the M25 - for Cobham – and 10 at junction 1 of the M3 - for Sunbury.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 am  

Kensington and Chelsea Council has launched a new service to support refugees arriving from Afghanistan.

The Refugee Support Team will be going out to hotels in the borough to provide assistance to approximately 400 people.

The "boots on the ground approach" has been signed off by the Council Leader.

Elizabeth Campbell will be actively joining the teams to see what assistance is required and where the Council can provide help.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:37 am  

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel admits Harry Kane is one of the most dangerous strikers in the world - ahead of facing Tottenham in the Premier League this afternoon.

The London derby brings together two of the competition's best forwards - with Romelu Lukaku lining up for the European champions.

Tuchel was previously a defender - and he's been asked who he'd prefer to face. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:10 am  

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