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Saturday 6 November 2021

In the WSL Chelsea made it five wins in a row after a 1-nil victory at Aston Villa.

The Blues are level on points with arsenal but have played game more.

Brighton Registered a similar win at Everton.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:21 pm  

Kingston Council says it welcomes new measures outlined in the budget aimed at helping the COVID recovery

Chancellor Rishi Sunak confirmed a range of financial support including increasing funding for special educational needs.

He also pledged a £5 billion investment into health-related research and development to help tackle health inequalities.

Kingston Council says while this is good news, it’s unclear how funding will be distributed.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:18 pm  

England have won 69-3 in their Autumn Nations Series debut at Twickenham against Tonga.

Radwan, George, May, Itoje, Youngs, Smith, Blamire, Mitchell and Slade all scored for England.

The Lions played without their captain Owen Farrell who tested positive for Covid on Friday.

Following Farrell’s absence, George Furbank started at fly-half and Courtney Lawes lead the team as captain.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:32 pm  

A care home for veterans in Surbiton has launched its “Conflict Never Stops” campaign ahead of Armistice Day next week.

The Royal Star and Garter has been collating stories about the roles played by the men and women of our armed forces.

These include accounts from RAF, the Navy and the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force.

The campaign also focuses on more recent warfare in Germany, Northern Ireland and Iraq.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

Chelsea have drawn 1-1 to Burnley at home.

The Blues are now 3 points clear of Manchester City at the top of the Premier League table.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:05 pm  

A serving Metropolitan Police officer has been jailed for over two years for engaging in controlling and coercive behaviour and assault causing actual bodily harm.

27-year-old Jamie Rayner who served as part of the South Area Command Unit was sentenced on Thursday after pleading guilty to both charges at Croydon Magistrates Court in September. 

His offences are reported to have taken place in March while he was off duty.

Rayner has been suspended and misconduct proceedings now expected to follow the conclusion of the criminal case.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

England are 29-3 up at halftime in their Autumn Nations Series debut at Twickenham against Tonga.

Adam Radwan, Jamie George, Jonny May, Maro Itoje and Ben Youngs have all scored trys for England.

The Lions are playing without captain Owen Farrell who tested positive for Covid on Friday.

Following Farrell’s absence, George Furbank started at fly-half and Courtney Lawes is leading the team.

Gloucester's Mark Atkinson is also in line to make his debut during the game.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:19 pm  

Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea are up 1 nil 47 minutes into their home game against Burnley.

22-year-old Kai Havertz scored for the Blues 33 minutes in.

If they win, Chelsea will further extend their lead at the top of the Premier League table.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:08 pm  

Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea are playing Burnley at 3 pm.

If the Blues are successful, it could guarantee they’ll have a place in the international break on top of the Premier League.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

An Advanced BRAIN health clinic for retired rugby players has opened its doors.

The centre in central London has ben set up in partnership with Twickenham based RFU.

Retired male and female elite players between the ages of 30 and 55 who are concerned about their neurological health can use it. 

They’ll be given blood tests and advanced scans to identify subtle structural and functional changes to the brain.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

England will face Tonga at Twickenham at 3:25 pm today without captain Owen Farrell.

The Lions captain was the only team member to test positive for Covid after the entire team was tested on Thursday due to a positive case in the backroom staff.

George Furbank will now start at fly-half and Courtney Lawes will lead the team.

England coach Eddie Jones said the team changes were “a great chance for the team to see how we adapt to challenges and keep focused on preparing for a big game.”

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:25 pm  

Hounslow has been named Council of the Year at the Local Government Chronicle awards.

The judges praised its “consistently” high quality services and its work on affordable housing.

The authority says it’s “absolutely delighted” and Brentford MP Ruth Cadbury has praised the achievement despite budget pressures.

Hammersmith and Fulham won an award for its work with technology.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:07 pm  

The Prime Minister's facing growing pressure as calls mount for an inquiry into his free holiday abroad.

Boris Johnson and his family travelled to a Spanish villa, owned by the environment minister Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park.

Labour and the Lib Dems want the commissioner for parliamentary standards to open an investigation.

It’s just days since the Conservatives tried and failed to overhaul the disciplinary process.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:30 am  

Tesco in New Malden High Street is back open after work at the tower it sits underneath caused its closure.

The store had to shut its doors for 6 weeks after a leak “caused damage to its servers” according to a spokesperson. 

16 storey Apex Tower is undergoing major refurbishment work at the moment. 

A “strip out” is taking place while the building’s façade is being cleaned and car park repaired and refurbished. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:59 am  

England begin their rugby union autumn international series this afternoon against Tonga

It's the first of three matches at Twickenham this month.

Before that Ireland start against Japan in Dublin.

Wales face a tough test in bouncing back from a heavy defeat to New Zealand in their opener when they host world champions South Africa.

Stay tuned to Jackie for travel news as roads around the stadium are expected to be very heavy. 

Kick off is 3.15 and 82,000 people are expected. 

If pedestrian and vehicular traffic conditions require, temporary road closures will be put in place in a number of roads around the stadium before kick off and after the final whistle. 

Roads that could be affected include Rugby Road, Whitton Road (between London Road and Kneller Road), and London Road (between King Street and Whitton Road).

Closures typically take place around 1.5 to 2 hours before and after an event. 

The timings and duration will depend on the level of pedestrian traffic and the time of the event.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:41 am  

The WWF says pledges from five of the UK's biggest supermarkets are "game changing", as they agree to halve the amount of global warming caused by our shopping.

The Woking based wildlife charity's going to monitor progress on targets to reduce the impact of things like agriculture and packaging on the environment.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

Rick Astley will be performing two free concerts at Wembley and Manchester Arenas next week.

The chart topper from East Molesey is putting them on for all NHS frontline staff, Primary Care workers and all blue light staff.

Rick says: “Our NHS and emergency services are amazing. These concerts are a thank you to all those fantastic frontline staff.”

The shows will see him perform the hits that made him famous including ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’.

The London gig is on Monday night. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:29 am  

Enforcement officers in Kensington and Chelsea have reported over 700 cases of engine idling over the last year alone.

The Council has joined the Engines Off Every Stop campaign to try and improve air quality in the borough. 

The authority says there are 3,095 additional cardio-respiratory admissions every year as a result of poor air quality. 

It says this costs the health and social care system £3.5 million. 

Council officers have had powers to enforce against drivers idling in the borough since 2019. 

The authority says “idling for just 30 seconds produces twice as much pollution and wastes more fuel than switching off and restarting.”

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 am  

England rugby union captain Owen Farrell is a doubt for today's game with Tonga after testing positive for Covid-19.

He's been put in isolation while waiting for the results of further tests.

The side are due to kick off the autumn internationals at Twickenham.

An additional round of PCR checks were carried out yesterday after a member of support staff also got a positive result.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 am  

Experts think if they combine two powerful drugs they could extend the lives of children with incurable brain cancer.

The research, from the Institute for Cancer Research in Sutton looked at the treatments for leukaemia and melanoma.

They found they slowed the growth of certain brain tumours, which can cause death within a year of diagnosis.

Scientists will carry out more work before testing the combination in a clinical trial on children.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 am  

It’s emerged the Prime Minister stayed for free at a villa in Spain linked to former Richmond Park MP and Lord Zac Goldsmith.

Boris Johnson stayed for a week at the property which is reportedly listed for £25,000 a week rental price.

It’s been revealed in the register of ministerial interests.

The PM has been criticised for taking the holiday during the supply shortages.

Spokespeople say it’s all been reviewed by relevant authorities.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 am  

A Chelsea football fan who admitted posting anti-Semitic and hateful tweets has been jailed.

21 year old Nathan Blagg has been handed an 8 week prison term.

The offensive tweets were brought to the attention of Chelsea by a West Brom supporter after the teams played each other last year.  

Chelsea then identified more offensive and anti-Semitic tweets posted from the same account and passed the information to the Met. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 am  

Friday 5 November 2021

He may have made his red-carpet debut at the Pride of Britain Awards, but Max Woosey then spent the night in a tent at Twickenham Stadium.

The 12 year old from Devon made his way to the ceremony in Central London to accept the 'Spirit of Adventure' award.

Max has raised over £600,000 by sleeping in a tent in his garden for the past year to raise money for the North Devon Hospice. 

After accepting the gong on Wednesday night, he went straight to the home of English Rugby where he camped out under the stars. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

Heathrow-based British Airways' owner reported a pre-tax loss of £611m in the three months to the end of September.

But IAG believes passenger numbers are starting to improve as Covid restrictions ease.

It's still operating at just over 43% of 2019 levels, though.

This time last year it had lost £1.7bn.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

The conservatory of a house in Hounslow has been destroyed by fire.

Firefighters were called to a property on Grove Road just after 10 o’clock this morning and the blaze was out 50 minutes later.

Four residents left the property before the Brigade arrived and there are no reports of any injuries.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Officers have released an image of someone they want to speak to in connection with a serious assault on a train to Clapham Junction.

At 8.50pm on Monday, the 11th of October, a man was banging on an occupied toilet on a service from Gatwick Airport. 

When the victim exited the loo, he was headbutted and fell to the floor; he had to attended hospital for treatment.

Anyone with information is urged to contact police on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

Feltham’s MP says the COP26 Summit needs to have more input from youngsters.

Seema Malhotra spent the lead up to the historic climate change conference hearing from children in her constituency.  

She says Greta Thunberg has really caught their attention.  

Ms Malhotra also says the “diversity of ideas” really shows what’s on children’s minds.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Police investigating the murder of 28-year-old Mohamed Muhiyidin in Harlington have arrested two men on suspicion of murder.

One of those arrested, a 38-year-old man, is in hospital after being found with an injury to his arm.

A 28-year-old man remains in custody. 

Mohamed was discovered in Sipson Lane last Sunday morning after a driver noticed a person at the side of the road.

A post mortem confirmed the cause of death as a gunshot wound to the chest.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

The Ministry of Defence is going to be contacted as part of an investigation into the death of a young boy in Chertsey.

Spelthorne Council wants to speak to the MoD over claims chemicals were dumped on land behind Zane Gbangbola’s house.

The 7 year old died after his  home was flooded in 2014.

Spelthorne Council is also to seek legal advice on how they can test the land.

An MoD spokesperson has told us ;

“This was not an MoD site at the time of the alleged incident. 

We have not received any request from Spelthorne Council, but if one was received we would naturally take it very seriously.”

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

It’s believed a fire in Heston was accidental and caused by an unattended candle.

Crews were called just before 6.30 yesterday evening to New Heston Road.

A brigade spokesperson says candles are one of the most common causes of fire, and recommends flameless LEDs.

There were no reports of any injuries, but much of the first floor and half the roof was damaged by the blaze.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:49 pm  

Couples looking to get married can now do it on the stage at New Wimbledon Theatre.

Those planning their special day will be able to have their ceremonies there for the first time in its 111 year history.

Theatre bosses say couples can put their wedding “centre stage” from next summer. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

A woman in her 50s who was found with extreme burns in Merton has died of her injuries.

The air ambulance was called last Thursday morning to Leamington Avenue, and the woman was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries.

It’s not thought to have been suspicious.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Labour's demanding an investigation into Boris Johnson's failing to declare a free luxury holiday he received from a peer he gave a ministerial job to.

Meanwhile plans to field a single 'anti-sleaze' candidate in the North Shropshire by-election have been shelved.

It's thought Labour will stand in the vote - which was triggered after Owen Paterson resigned.

So will the Lib Dems, here's their leader and MP for Kingston and Surbiton, Sir Ed Davey:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Labour's demanding an investigation into comments made by Kwasi Kwarteng about the Commissioner for Standards yesterday

The business secretary and Spelthorne MP seemed to suggest Kathryn Stone should consider her position following the Owen Paterson lobbying scandal.

Her inquiry found he'd broken the rules but MPs voted against suspending him, before he quit.

Deputy Labour leader Angela Rayner has written to the Prime Minister's adviser saying the comments could amount to bullying.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

Plantation Wharf in Battersea is to look at changing its name

It follows a viral tweet, criticising it for names such as “Molasses Row” and “Trade Tower”.

The area’s MP Marsha De Cordova says “we must learn from but not celebrate England’s colonial past”.

The Independent reports that the board members at the wharf have launched a consultation.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:16 pm  

Seven out of eleven areas of Surrey have COVID rates higher than the England average

There has been a 17% decrease in the county’s rate over the last seven days, and all boroughs are showing either a drop or a steady amount.

Surrey Heath is showing the highest rate, at 586 per 100,000 people.

The national average is 400 per 100,000, and the average across the county is 430.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:05 am  

Supporters of Streatham Hill Theatre are calling for help getting it back up and running once and for all

It was announced yesterday that the vacant and deteriorating building has been placed on Historic England’s “At Risk Register.”

 David Harvey is the Chairman of The Friends of Streatham Hill Theatre. 

He says if it wasn’t for the Grade II listed building, we might not have some of our greatest actors. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:09 am  

Tributes have been paid to entertainer Lionel Blair, who's died at the age of 92

The long-term Banstead resident passed away yesterday morning according to his agent.

While best known for being a team captain on TV show 'Give Us A Clue' - he was also a choreographer and dancer.

Bonnie Langford said she was privileged to have been his dance partner, while Julian Clary says he was “A showbiz trooper if ever there was”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:27 am  

Thousands of young people are preparing to march through Glasgow, as a new award's announced to recognise climate action

The education secretary says it'll be similar to the Duke of Edinburgh scheme.

Feltham MP Seema Malhotra has been speaking to children at schools in her constituency over the last few months about climate change. 

She says people like Greta Thunberg have really caught their attention.  

Ms Malhotra says children are much more aware of climate change than we may think. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

Thursday 4 November 2021

England scrum-half Ben Youngs says there's a great mood in the camp ahead of their rugby union autumn internationals.

They’re to start their campaign at Twickenham this weekend, where Tonga will be the visitors.

They’ll face off against Australia and South Africa later this month.

Youngs believes the squad has got the right balance to cause their opposition damage.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:04 pm  

Millions of pounds is to be spent refurbishing Wandsworth, especially pavement and road resurfacing.

The council says they’re going to upgrade the streets, green spaces, and infrastructure.

Among the projects will be the lighting of rail bridge underpasses, and additional pedestrian crossings.

A spokesperson says people spent more time in the borough during lockdown, and they want to make it “smarter and more attractive”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:21 pm  

Battersea Power Station is no longer “at risk.”

It has been removed from England Heritage’s At Risk Register which has been published today.

The site, which is undergoing a massive redevelopment, had been on the list for more than 30 years. 

The power station was decommissioned in the early 80s and remained vacant until work started in 2013. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:25 pm  

For part of the next two weeks, people will be able to receive same-day PCR test results at Old Deer Park in Richmond.

On the 4th, 6th, 8th 10th and 12th, a mobile testing unit will be at the site.

London only has 3-5 mobile units, which mean that tests don’t need to be taken off site.

It’s only available for pre-booked appointments, which can be done up to 24 hours in advance.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Streatham Hill Theatre is officially “at risk.”

Historic England has published its yearly” health-check” of our most valued historic places and those most at risk of being lost forever.

130 historic buildings and sites have been added to the Register over the last year because of their deteriorating condition.

David Harvey is the Chairman of The Friends of Streatham Hill Theatre; he hopes today’s news will lead to action. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:30 pm  

Kew gardens is getting £15 million worth of Government funding to digitise its plants collection.

The money will allow researchers from across the globe to access the historic collection free of charge. 

Kew’s Herbarium houses over 8 million plant and fungal specimens dating back 170 years, including some collected by Charles Darwin. 

The Government says digitising it will ensure that it is protected from gradual deterioration with age or catastrophic loss from fire. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Fire breaks out at pub on Wimbledon Common

Part of the Hand in Hand Pub caught light earlier. 

The blaze broke out in the storage area and part of the restaurant of the property in Crooked Billet just before 4pm according to London Fire Brigade. 

Smoke was filmed by witnesses billowing from the roof of the building. 

The fire was out within the hour and a gas cylinder removed.  

London Fire Brigade says there’s no reports of any injuries.

The pub says it is temporarily having to close it's doors while the clean up is completed.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:02 pm  

Over 100 secondary school children are to travel to Kingston University, and get the chance to give their thoughts on climate change.

The pupils from Springwest Academy and Logic Studio in Feltham will create “spatial stories” in collaboration with lecturers.

Second year Geography student Natalie Potter says she hopes it gives young people the “confidence and understanding” that all views and actions are important.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Two brothers from Ashford are preparing for their latest challenge for Esher’s Princess Alice Hospice.

Tom and Mason Chisholm have been fundraising for the charity since 2018 when their father passed away.

They’ve run several 5K marathons, created a football tournament, The Chisholm Cup, and launched the Geezers Grief podcast.

This weekend, they’ll complete a 24-hour exercise marathon; the brothers say exercise has really helped them with their grief. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Police have charged a fourth person in connection with the murder of 16 year old Camron Smith in Croydon.

Detectives charged a male with murder, robbery and conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm. 

He will appear in custody before Bromley Magistrates’ Court tomorrow.

Officers were called to Bracken Avenue just before 1am on 1st July where they found Camron suffering stab wounds. 

He was treated at the scene but was pronounced dead a short time later.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:09 pm  

Dozens of major coal-using countries, like Poland, Ukraine and Vietnam, have committed to phasing out the fossil fuel, as part of talks at Cop26

Energy is on the agenda at the climate summit in Glasgow.

But China, one of the world's biggest carbon emitters, hasn’t signed up - neither has the United States.

Business secretary and Spelthorne MP Kwasi Kwarteng says that shouldn't overshadow the progress being made:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:19 pm  

An elderly man has died following a collision in Wimbledon

Police were called just before 7pm on Tuesday, following reports of a black Mercedes in a collision with a pedestrian.

The driver stopped at the scene on Edge Hill Court and is helping officers with their investigations, and hasn’t been arrested..

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

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:24 pm  

The word “happiness” has appeared in a TfL roundel at Hammersmith Tube Station


It also has rainbow colours and pride flags in it, paying tribute to the LGBTQ+ community.

It was designed by local artist Dan Vo, who says “I wanted people to say they’d found happiness on their way to work”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:07 am  

Hampton Court Palace’s East Front Gardens now feature 100 life- sized silhouettes of World War I “Tommy” Soldiers

The Standing With Giants art installation has been created ahead of Remembrance Sunday. 

25 of the silhouettes represent almost 1,800 Indian soldiers who sailed to Britain in 1919 to take part in the Peace Parade. 

They took up residence in Hampton Court’s gardens. 

Sebastian Edwards, Head of Collections at Historic Royal Palaces, has a special appeal for Jackie listeners.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:19 am  

Battersea Power Station has been removed from the “at risk” register by Historic England

It follows a large restoration project, that will mean it opens to the public for the first time in history next year.

Around 130 properties have been added to this year's Heritage At Risk Register, including William Blake’s cottage and one of England’s oldest windmills.

Historic England says there are nearly 5,000 sites on the list - including three battlefields and four wreckages.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:24 am  

A Conservative MP says she's lost her job as an aide to the communities secretary after refusing to vote for a controversial move last night

Angela Richardson went against the government, as they voted not to suspend their colleague, Owen Paterson, for breaking lobbying rules.

Instead they forced through an overhaul of the disciplinary procedure.

Meanwhile, Wimbledon Tory MP Stephen Hammond abstained, saying it “gave the impression of a special process for one individual”.

He adds that these matters are usually decided on a free vote basis, rather than parties telling their MPs how to vote.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:03 am  

Wednesday 3 November 2021

Two new schools are to be built in Kingston.

One is a special school focusing on people with autism, and will provide for 90 children.

The other is a Church of England school set to open in 2025.

The move to support the CofE school has been criticised by the area’s Green Party, who say that the council should ask that the selective criteria is removed.

Lib Dem Councillor Diane White says it’ll provide “excellent, state-funded” education.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

A man from Feltham who livestreamed himself racially abusing three black England footballers has been jailed for ten weeks.

52 year old Jonathan Best filmed himself on Facebook after the Euro 2020 final.

He posted the 18 second clip about Jadon Sancho, Marcus Rashford and Bukayo Saka. 

Facebook took the footage down three days after it was posted.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

The Transport and travel union is calling for a ban on e-scooters on the train and tube network.

It’s after a fire at Parsons Green Tube Station on Monday evening. 

An e-scooter lithium battery is believed to have caught fire on an underground train and continued to blaze on the platform.

Passengers were forced to abandon the train due to the fire and smoke inhalation. 

The TSSA is branding e-scooters a “significant threat”. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Sutton’s new “super hospital” came under the spotlight at Prime Minister’s Questions earlier.

Siobhain McDonagh wants St Helier redeveloped rather than services re-directed to the new site at Belmont. 

The Labour MP for Mitcham and Morden put this directly to Boris Johnson. 

She challenged the costs involved and the effect it would have on services at St Helier 

This was Mr Johnson’s reply.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:23 pm  

The British Heart Foundation is challenging South-West Londoners to “shop with a conscience” this Christmas.

The charity wants people to buy gifts from its shops rather than buy new. 

Money raised this way goes to helping the BHF fund research into all heart diseases, stroke, vascular dementia, and diabetes.   

This year, the charity will save around 71,000 tonnes of goods from going to waste including 250,000 sofas sold in its stores. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Coronavirus rates are down across almost all areas of Surrey.

However, it’s theorised this is down to decreased testing over half term.

Epsom and Ewell and Tandridge are showing stable amounts of cases.

The rate in the county is 442 per 100,000, compared to 407 nationwide.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

Sutton’s new “super hospital” came under the spotlight at Prime Minister’s Questions earlier.

Siobhain McDonagh wants St Helier redeveloped rather than services re-directed to the new site at Belmont. 

The Labour MP for Mitcham and Morden put this directly to Boris Johnson. 

 This was Boris Johnson's reply.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:10 pm  

Sutton’s Befriending Service says it has seen a “huge rise” in demand over the last 18 months.

Volunteers are paired up with adults of all ages who are feeling lonely or isolated, so they can do activities together or simply chat.

To find out how to volunteer as a befriender, visit, email [email protected] or phone 020 8661 5900.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:57 pm  

A man from Staines has been jailed following “years of abuse and stalking”.

36-year-old Thomas Goldswain violently assaulted the victim on a number of occasions and “bombarded” her with unwanted gifts.

A manhunt was launched across Europe when he didn’t show up for his sentencing, and he was located in Scotland.

He’s been given two indefinite restraining orders and 22 months in prison.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:56 pm  

A man's admitted possessing explosive substances at his flat in Kingston last March.

Police started looking into Michael Pym-Nixson's activities after paramedics treated his hand for burn injuries.

The 54-year-old's been remanded in custody ahead of sentencing next month.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

Sutton council has launched a new environmental campaign.

The Sutton Community Environment Champions initiative is looking for residents who want to change the borough for the better. 

The scheme’s aiming to facilitate action, repair cafes and community projects and increase tree planting and biodiversity in the borough. 

The initiative hopes to help drive the climate emergency conversation and raise awareness of the opportunities for change.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

A report into racial justice has been launched in Sutton following a year of research to mark the end of Black History month.

Community Action Sutton and the Fairness Commission have worked together to ensure Sutton will not tolerate racism and discrimination.

 Local Black Asian and Minority Ethnic communities have been contributing what it feels like to be a member of those communities.

Stories, experiences and issues have been articulated about racial discrimination and the impact this had on lives and opportunities.   

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Something fishy’s been going on at Heathrow.

BA passengers waiting for their luggage at baggage reclaim on Monday were confronted with crates of fish on the carousel.

The mishap happened at Terminal 5. 

The airline has apologised and confirmed most passengers received their luggage as normal and its working to reunite others with theirs. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Approval has been granted to expand Twickenham Studios

The new owners are going to expand it by 19,000sqft.

They’re going to create a new TV studio, sound production studios, and offices for local businesses.

It’s set to bring in 60 new jobs and £2.5m per year in the area’s economy.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:24 pm  

Classrooms with special lighting and a quiet space with special sensory equipment have been installed at a school in Hampton

It’s to benefit 20 pupils with special needs, including autism and learning difficulties.

There will also be group rooms, which will focus on group work and speech therapy.

Hampton High Headteacher, Rebecca Poole, says “I look forward to seeing the positive impact this new provision will have on the entire school community”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:16 pm  

Nine Insulate Britain protesters have been summoned to appear at the High Court later this month over disruption on the M25

They're accused of contempt of court, for breaching an injunction banning demonstrations, which means they could face up to two years in jail.

A further 23 supporters who've also openly defied the orders are expected to be summoned in the coming days.

36-year-old Amy from Kingston took part in a demonstration near Manchester Airport yesterday.

She says it’s her “duty to prevent the horror” of climate change, and that “we have great power when we work together”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:01 am  

Plainclothes police officers have started patrolling at night at bars and nightclubs across Lambeth

Project Vigilant led to a 12% reduction in sexual violence when it was piloted by Thames Valley Police.

It’s now being trialled in Lambeth and Southwark and will be rolled out across London if successful. 

DS Andrew Wadey is part of the public protection team at the Met’s South West London Basic Command Unit.  

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:31 am  

Hakim Ziyech's first Champions League goal of the season secured Chelsea a 1-nil win at Malmo last night

The victory has put the holders on the verge of progressing to the last-16, with them needing just a point from their final two games.

Boss Thomas Tuchel hopes Ziyech takes confidence from finding the net for the first time since they lifted the European Super Cup in August.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:22 am  

Ten more “school streets” have launched in Sutton

The scheme restricts motorised traffic outside schools during drop-off and pick-up times. 

The aim is to reduce air pollution and congestion, making it easier and safer for families to walk, cycle or scoot to school.   

The latest schemes have launched to coincide with COP26 this week.

You can find a list of streets and exemptions here.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:03 am  

Tuesday 2 November 2021

A police officer who failed to mention his wife was involved in a collision he was dealing with will keep his job.

PC Mahipalsinh Solanki is based at the West Area BCU, which covers Hounslow, Ealing and Hillingdon.

It was alleged that in November 2019, he put “pressure” on the other driver, and “telling her that she was at fault”.

The panel found that he was proven of gross misconduct, but decided to impose a final written warning.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

A healthcare assistant at St George’s Hospital in Tooting is going to be part of a photo exhibit at COP26.

Marsha Lord is one of just nine NHS workers appearing in an exhibit about making the care service carbon neutral.

St George’s says they’ve cut 23 tonnes of carbon from the patient menu, to make it net zero.

Marsha says “taking small steps such as recycling on the wards is so easy to do” and “it makes sense for us and for our patients”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

New school streets have been introduced in Kingston and Surbiton.

They’ve been set up on Portland Road for St John’s School, and on Pine Gardens for Christ Church.

It means that drivers cannot enter the roads between 8.30 and 9.30am, and 2.45 and 3.45pm.

Councillor Stephanie Archer says it’ll help children walk and cycle to school more safely, and “a dramatic reduction in vehicle idling”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

There have been more reports of catalytic converter thefts in New Malden over the last few days.

The devices are fitted to vehicle exhausts to reduce the amount of dangerous gases emitted. 

They are often targeted by thieves as they contain valuable metals and can be removed in less than a minute.

The Met Police advises registering your converter and marking it with a forensic liquid so it’s harder for thieves to dispose of it.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

As world leaders meet in Glasgow to address the climate emergency, Croydon Council has announced its own carbon-busting plan.

A raft of sustainable travel measures are to be introduced to help the authority meet its carbon reduction target.

It’s hoping for a 34% decrease in CO2 emissions by 2025.

As well as increased cycle lanes, the 20mph speed limit will be made permanent and a “rain garden” introduced to help water drainage.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

A popular nature trail through Barnes is closing for the next two weeks after several of its trees were found to be badly decayed

Richmond council says the work is essential  for public safety. 

The Thames Path National Trail will be off limits Monday to Friday between Leg O’ Mutton nature reserve and Hammersmith Bridge.

The trees will be managed through pollarding and coppicing to make the area safe for continued public use.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

An elderly person has had an envelope containing £5,000 in cash stolen from them in New Malden

On Friday, police were called to Waitrose, where a person reported they’d been followed by an unknown woman after leaving Lloyds Bank.

She then followed the person into a card shop, out towards the shop, where she grabbed the carrier bag and ran off.

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

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Two people have been arrested after a man was robbed and attacked at the McDonalds in Kingston

On Halloween, a group of around 35 young people were found upstairs “causing issues for other customers”.

While at the scene, police “noticed that there were toilets besides where all the youths were”.

Inside, they found fireworks and cannabis had been hidden there.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

A warning’s going out to drivers in Banstead after a man was caught trying to get into a woman’s car on her driveway

Officers were called to an address in Burgh Wood at around 2am last Wednesday.

The homeowner had been notified to the suspect by her video doorbell; he ran off when she shouted at him. 

The suspect is described as white and was wearing a flat cap, long jacket with hood and had a backpack.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:09 pm  

The MP for Putney is calling for a law to ban all wet wipes that contain plastic

Fleur Anderson wants them to stop being made and sold - and has told the House of Commons, she's not the only one:


The Labour MP’s Bill is having its first reading in Parliament today.

Downing Street insists it wants to end 'the throwaway culture.'

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

The Lib Dem leader says he’s “deeply disappointed” with the Government’s latest energy policy announcement

Households are to be offered subsidies of £5,000 to help them make the switch from gas boilers to low carbon heat pumps. 

The Government says the scheme will encourage people to install low carbon heating systems

Kingston and Surbiton MP Sir Ed Davey is also the former Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change: he has this advice instead. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

The Moonwalk London will take place in person next year after Covid forced walkers to take part virtually this year

Thousands of people in home-made bras will set off from Clapham Common at midnight on May the 14th to walk 26.2 miles.

Money raised will go to Walk the Walk which will distribute the funds between various breast cancer charities. 

Founder Nina Barough told us the reason behind next year’s theme:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:06 pm  

A cross-party group of MPs is starting an inquiry into the pornography industry

It's in response to growing concerns it's fuelling violence against women and girls.

The inquiry follows reports that Wayne Couzens, who killed Sarah Everard from Clapham, was attracted to extreme materials.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:17 pm  

Pictures of a man have been released following two bus arson attacks in Croydon

On the 8th of October, the top floor of the 154 bus was set alight, and caused £200,000 worth of damage.

On the 3rd of October, a smaller fire, again on the 154 bus, was found but extinguished before serious damage occurred.

Nobody was injured in either incident.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:01 am  

Antonio Conte's return to the Premier League is expected to be confirmed later

The Italian's held positive talks with Tottenham, following the sacking of Nuno Espirito Santo yesterday.

An initial 18-month contract is on the table.

Conte's a serial winner who left Inter Milan after claiming the title last summer, but he demands a lot, here's what he said when he took over Chelsea five years ago.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:33 am  

The Putney MP's proposing a ban on wet wipes containing plastic

Fleur Anderson's bill, which would prohibit their manufacture and sale, has a first reading in Parliament later.

She says 90% of the 11 billion wipes used in the UK every year contain some form of plastic.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:21 am  

A cyclist is in hospital with serious injuries after a collision in Tadworth

Emergency crews were called to Campion Drive at around 5pm yesterday to reports of an accident between a car and cyclist.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Surrey Police.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:04 am  

Monday 1 November 2021

A number of people are to take part in a Climate Tour of Kew Gardens tomorrow.

The event has been planned as part of Richmond Climate Week. 

Visitors will get to see some of the plans in development to reduce the UK’s carbon footprint. 

They’ll also get to hear about the way climate change is impacting on the gardens as they tour the World Heritage site.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:49 pm  

Hounslow police arrested three people in the area last night.

One man was detained in North Drive Alleyway after he was found to be in possession of Methadone without a prescription.

After that, a young person was arrested for possession of a knife, affray and for threats to kill.

After that, officers arrested a woman for breach of a tag.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

People in Kingston want to see more independent shops, less empty ones and a prioritisation of green spaces.

People in Kingston want to see more independent shops, less empty ones and a prioritisation of green spaces. 

Over 1,000 people have taken part in a survey for town centre managers Kingston First. 

More than 50% of those surveyed expressed this view, with Kingston First saying the need for more green space is already being addressed. 

However, 80% of those who took part rated Kingston highly for its bars and restaurants and ease of getting around.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Wandsworth police are reminding people to be aware of vaccine fraud as booster jabs are rolled out.

The Covid vaccines are now available at walk-in sites across England with no appointment needed.

Anyone eligible who had their second dose at least six months ago is being encouraged to get their top-up.

But fraudsters have been impersonating NHS staff, asking for bank details and even payments, which the NHS will never ask you for.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

Police investigating the murder of a man in Harlington have issued his image in the hope more witnesses will come forward.

28 year old Mohamed Muhiyidin was discovered in Sipson Lane, near Heathrow airport, in the early hours of yesterday.

A passing motorist had noticed a person lying at the side of the road and Mr Muhiyidin was believed to be in cardiac arrest. 

He was pronounced dead at the scene and a murder investigation has been launched. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:30 pm  

People in Spelthorne could win a year’s membership at a leisure centre by giving their views on the council’s budget.

The authority says they’re aiming to protect key services and maintain financial stability.

They’re asking people where they believe the resources should be focused.

The consultation will run until the 28th of November, and anyone who replies will be entered into a prize draw.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Police have realised a CCTV image of man they would like to speak to in connection with a burglary in Epsom.

It happened on Friday 24th September at a flat in Longford Court, Watersedge at some point between 5.15 and 6 in the morning.

The suspects are described as two white males wearing dark coloured clothing with their hoods up and one was wearing shorts.

Anyone with information is urged to contact police on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:05 pm  

A balcony at a block of flats in Hounslow has been damaged by a fire involving a firework.

Fire crews were called to Lampton Road just after midnight, where it was caused “heavy smoke”.

We’re being encouraged to attend organised displays instead of doing it ourselves.

They’re also saying not to drink alcohol and set them off, or return to a firework once it’s been lit.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

An electrical fault in a nail lamp has caused a fire at a beauty salon in Clapham Junction

Residents in the flats above were alerted yesterday evening when they heard smoke alarms sounding.

Three people left the building before the brigade arrived, and there were no reports of any injuries.

The brigade says it shows how important it is to have working smoke alarms.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:38 pm  

Brentford and Isleworth’s MP says she’s “shocked” by the amount of constituents contacting her about anti-social behaviour

There have been over 7,000 such incidents over the last year according to

That’s an 84% increase on the year before when there were 3,867 incidents reported. 

Ruth Cadbury says she’s “trying to understand more clearly whether there are particular hotspots” in the constituency.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:28 am  

A man has been arrested after being found “wandering the streets” in Sutton with a knife

Police were called in the early hours of yesterday to Brighton Road.

He had mental health issues and wasn’t taking his medication at the time.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:06 am  

Kingston University is working with the police and council on ways to make students more aware of drink spiking

There were 198 confirmed reports of spikings at Universities across the UK in September and October according to Police. 

Mohamed Sghaier is the Student Union Welfare Officer at Kingston. 

He says although there have been no reports there, the whole community needs to come together to keep each other safe.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:33 am  

The Prince of Wales will argue a "war-like footing" is needed to tackle the climate crisis as he opens the Cop26 conference later

Charles is expected to call for a "military-style campaign" to address environmental issues in his speech.

The science community is urging leaders to make landmark pledges to help reduce global warming.

Richmond residents Sir David Attenborough will also be speaking at the opening ceremony at midday.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:26 am  

The Wombles are teaming up with Sir Paul McCartney to encourage us to eat less meat in order to help save the planet

The Beatles legend launched his Meat Free Monday campaign in 2009.

The animals are native to Wimbledon Common and pick up litter, and are joining forces with the singer to create family-friendly plant-based recipes.

Womble spokesperson Great Uncle Bulgaria says “Reducing the amount of meat we eat is good for the planet, good for animals and good for our health.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:10 am  

Sunday 31 October 2021

A pyrotechnic display welcomed the two teams onto the pitch in this classic London derby; a sign of things to come for the match ahead.

Harlequins entered this weekend second in the rugby union premiership table, just 1 point ahead of the visiting team, third place Saracens.  Both teams had players away on international duties.

Quins kicked off proceedings and earned the first line-out after Saracens box-kicked into touch just inside their own half.

The hosts earned themselves the first penalty of the game after fly-half Allan, brought into the starting line-up with Marcus Smith away with the England squad, was body-checked.  The ball found touch inside the visiting 22 and Harlequins secured line-out ball before Tizard powered over the whitewash, opening the scoring after 4 minutes; no conversion.  Harlequins 5 – 0 Saracens.

Goode restarted proceedings for Saracens and the visitors were quickly rewarded with a long-range shot at the posts after Quins failed to roll away.  Lozowski, in for Owen Farrell, lined up the kick and cleanly split the posts: Harlequins 5 – 3 Saracens after 6 minutes.

Another error from the hosts saw Allan kick the restart ball straight into touch handing an unnecessary scrum to Saracens on the half-way line.  As the fans in the stands charted to boost morale, a miss-pass from the visitors handed Quins a set-piece and the opportunity to clear their lines.

A period of football ensued with both teams sending the ball long then high in an attempt to gain an advantage.  Penalty to the visitors who found touch inside the hosts’ 22.  Saracens secured the ball and formed a rolling maul before passing the ball wide.  Saracens then knocked on under pressure from Quins, handing the hosts a scrum.

Harlequins fed and retrieved the ball quickly, passing out to the wing to make the most of an opportunity with several of the Saracens players still wound up in the set-piece.  The hosts, however, remained pinned down in their own 22 and Saracens earned another penalty; they took the lead after 13 minutes: Harlequins 5 – 6 Saracens.

Allan placed a clean kick into the opposition 22; Saracens then box-kicked back out which Green captured whilst leaping high.  This gave the hosts the attacking platform and momentum needed to cut a line through the defence with Murley being passed the ball to cross the whitewash.  Allan added the extra 2 points: Harlequins 12 – 6 Saracens after 16 minutes.

The hosts were on the front foot; the restart ball being gathered cleanly by Green who then put boot to ball, sending the ball along the wing before it trickled into touch inside the Saracens 22.

Quins pushed on but lost possession, only to retake it when the visitors attempted a grubber kick through.  Again Quins put boot to ball for a chase to the line; Saracens backtracking in time to touch down over their own line.

Another penalty to the hosts and Allan found touch 12 metres from the Saracens try-line.  The hosts secured line-out ball, formed a maul before passing to the centres.  A sloppy pass, however, ended possession and Saracens earned a penalty after Quins failed to release the ball having found themselves isolated.

Saracens, having found touch, then box-kicked from the line-out.  Quins called the mark and sent the ball back up the pitch.

Knock-on from Quins then handed Saracens another scrum just inside their own half; and fly-half Allan had to leave the pitch for a Head Injury Assessment; Edwards on in his place after 23 minutes.

Saracens broke away and Quins were then penalised for going to ground.  The visitors secured line-out ball just outside the Quins’ 22, formed a maul then released the ball.

Possession continued to change hands as a play for territory ensued.  Lynagh decided to end this kicking stalemate and made a run for the defensive line.  Walker then managed to wiggle his way through but Saracens would not let anyone gain too much territory easily.  The visitors stole possession and cleared their lines, earning themselves a penalty and a kick at the posts: Harlequins 12 – 9 Saracens, after 30 minutes.

Goode safely gathered the restart ball and Woolstencroft bowled out of the 22 before van Zyl box-kicked.  The visitors retained possession but with a strong defence from Quins, Saracens were forced to box-kick into the waiting arms of Green.  He made some ground before Care box-kicked and play once again switched from team to team.

A Saracens’ line-out in the Quins’ 22 was secured by the visitors but Quins stole possession; Lawday splitting the defence before offloading to Green who ran in and calmly placed the ball centre of the posts; Edwards converted: Harlequins 19 – 9 Saracens (35 minutes).

Following the restart, Quins were penalised for not rolling away; play was then halted for a Television Match Official check on a suspected illegal clear-out.  Yellow card shown to Quins’ no. 5 Lamb (36 minutes).  Saracens kicked to the corner, secured line-out ball but Quins stole possession and Care cleared their lines.

Saracens came again but were penalised 5-metres out.

‘Come On You Quins’ resonated around The Twickenham Stoop as the clock counted down to half-time.

Half-Time at the Twickenham Stoop: Harlequins 19 – 9 Saracens.

A feisty start to the second half by the visitors with Swinson shaking off a tackle from Harlequins scrum-half Care to keep momentum going.  They recycled well and passed out to the far wing for Morris to cross for a try just 2 minutes into the second half; converted.  Harlequins 19 – 16 Saracens.

Saracens seemed very spritey at the start of the second half; testing and pushing different avenues of the Quins’ defence.  They box-kicked, handing Quins possession, but this was short-lived as neither team seemed able to find a gap.  Care box-kicked back but it was just too long allowing the visitors to catch and call the mark, clearing their lines.

Saracens started bringing their replacements off the bench as Lamb returned for the hosts after serving his sin-bin (46 minutes).

Quins then earned a scrum inside the Saracens’ half.  Care fed and retrieved quickly, attempting a grubber kick through but Saracens intercepted and sent the ball back.  The hosts, however, earned a penalty as Saracens held on preventing a turnover.  The hosts found touch in the visiting 22 and earned another penalty with the visitors being penalised for going off their feet.

A roar from the fans as Club Captain Stephen Lewies came on for Harlequins after recovering from injury; Saracens in turn switching their scrum-half.

Quins kicked for the corner, secured line-out ball, formed a maul but tensions were quickly rising; Billy Vunipola being told to calm down.

Saracens secured the ball and box-kicked out but could not get any distance.  After juggling somewhat, Quins secured line-out ball and earned themselves a penalty inside the 22.  Despite only being 3-points ahead, they again kicked for the corner for a line-out.  The chants sounded around the stands.  The hosts secured the ball despite strong resistance from Saracens.

The ball was passed from one wing to the other but without breaking the defence; Danny Care opting for a drop-goal to get some points from this period of play.  Harlequins 22 – 16 Saracens.

The hosts then earned a penalty whilst defending their territory and kicked for a line-out at half-way.  Possession was secured and the ball passed swiftly.  An attempted grubber kick through ran long but an error from Saracens, checked by the Television Match Official, showed the ball had to be played from behind the touchline and not a 22-drop-out.

Saracens earned a scrum but Care was able to disrupt it enough to force the visitors back into their own 22.  Saracens, however, earned a a penalty just a few plays later and found touch still inside their own half.  Once again the visitors were probing the defensive line of Harlequins but could not find a way through, forced to box-kick.  Quins earned a penalty as Saracens held-on under tackle.

This time Harlequins opted for the posts but the ball was kept out by the near-side upright.

An unfortunate knock-on from Quins on the restart turned into an offside penalty.  Saracens closed the gap again; Harlequins 22 – 19 Saracens. 67 minutes.

Things worsened for the hosts as Saracens leveled the scores through the boot of Lozowski with just 8 minutes remaining.

Quins earned a penalty but could only find touch on the opposition 22  The hosts secured line-out ball  but play was sent back to the Quins’ 22 for a Saracens throw.  They passed out to the wing and back to the centre before releasing Wray to cross the line, putting Saracens ahead once again with just 3 minutes remaining; one of those taken up by the conversion: Harlequins 22 – 29 Saracens.

Quins opted for a short restart in the hopes of retaining possession but Saracens gathered the ball and box-kicked out.  Scrum to the hosts.

The clock turned red and Quins knew they had to retain possession and keep all in hand.  They recycled well but Saracens formed a strong defensive line, winning turnover ball before kicking into touch to end the game.

Full Time at the Twickenham Stoop: Harlequins 22 – 29 Saracens.

Harlequins earned a losing bonus point but switched positions with Saracens in the rugby union premiership table, dropping to third.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:33 pm  

Harlequins were defeated in the London derby at the Twickenham Stoop.

The visitors Saracens scored a converted try in the dying minutes to secure victory.

It was Harlequins first defeat on home soil in the Premiership in 2021.

The final score Harlequins 22 Saracens 29.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:47 pm  

Plans for a third runway at Heathrow has been dealt a major blow as its top shareholder said it will cut the airport off from further investment.

A spokesperson for Ferrovial the Spanish infrastructure investor said they were ‘sceptical’ about

contributing to further into the airport after the Civil Aviation Authority blocked plans to increase Heathrow’s landing charges. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:44 pm  

Climate delegates travelling to Cop26 from Heathrow are being reminded that they will create a large amount of emissions

No 3rd runway coalition say you’ll create 7 times more emissions traveling by plane than you would by train.

When flying through Heathrow campaigners say that you are flying through the largest polluter of Green House Gases in the UK.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:52 pm  

If your planning a get away on holiday in the next few days you may need to plan ahead to avoid a fine.

It comes as Heathrow Airport is introducing its drop off charge from tomorrow. 

The charge which initially was scheduled for October 1st claims it has been introduced to make the airport more environmentally friendly.

But they are also linked to losses that were incurred during the pandemic.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

Harlequins welcome Saracens to the Twickenham Stoop this afternoon.

Coming into this rugby union premiership game, both teams have four wins from five this season and are separated by a single point in the table.

The game kicks off at 3pm.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:29 pm  

Mole Valley’s Council leader says he’s unhappy with some of the accommodation Afghan refugees have been provided.

Lucy Mayer reports. 

A government spokesperson said: 

“A significant cross government effort is underway to ensure the thousands of Afghans who were evacuated to the UK receive the support they need to rebuild their lives, find work, pursue education, and integrate into their local communities.
“We continue to work with local authorities to source appropriate permanent accommodation as quickly as possible. We have had to use hotels as a temporary measure due to unprecedented demand.”

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:35 am  

Seven of Hampton Court Palace’s spookiest urban myths have been brought to life in time for Halloween.

Visitors are being turned into ghost hunters to uncover the histories behind some of its most well-known residents including Anne Boleyn.  

Aaron Manning from Historic Royal Palaces talks us through his favourite ghost story.  

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:31 am  

A woman from Twickenham has been chosen to co-host an event at COP26 in Glasgow this week.

Nikita Patel will be part of the panel ‘Countdown to Planet Zero: combating climate change with chemistry.’ 

Its aim is to give the next generation of scientists and inventors a platform to showcase their work. 

25 year old Nikita attended Chase Bridge Primary School. 

She is currently a PhD student at the Centre for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics at Queen Mary University of London.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:28 am  

More specialist water vending machines are being installed at train stations following a successful pilot at Hampton Court.

South Western Railway is to introduce the machines at Richmond, Wimbledon and Vauxhall.

It’s in a bid to reduce the number of single use plastic bottles.

The three stations are used by a combined 80-thousand passengers a day.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:18 am  

Secondary school students are being urged to get tested for Covid-19 before they return to school after the October half term break.

Richmond Council is asking for all secondary school pupils to take a lateral flow test on Sunday night or Monday morning.

This message comes following a reported rise in cases, with a current case rate of 2,043 per 100,000 head of population in young people aged 11-16 years old.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:17 am  

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