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Saturday 13 November 2021

England came through a tough test against Australia to make it two wins from two rugby union Autumn internationals

Tries from Freddie Steward and Jamie Blamire helped Eddie Jones' team secure a 32-15 victory at Twickenham.

England haven't lost to their rivals in their last eight fixtures.

Meanwhile in the Premiership rugby Cup Harlequins went down 28-21 at Saracens.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:06 pm  

A number of vacant shops in Kingston town centre have transformed their windows with art

The Kingston Canvas Project is showcasing artwork by Kingston School of Art students.

As well as making the empty shops look alive, the initiative is hoping to support the borough’s start-ups whilst encouraging creativity.



posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:08 pm  

In League Two Sutton moved to within five points of the top of the table after a 1-nil win at Tranmere

Kingstonian needed penalties to beat Royston and advance to the next round of the FA Trophy.

In the Isthmian League Corinthian Casuals won 2-nil at Leatherhead.

And Hampton & Richmond Borough were trailing Braintree 1-nil when a power failure forced the game at the Beveree Stadium to be abandoned.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:39 pm  

The environmental campaigner Chris Packham has called on students at an Egham School to call world leaders to task over Climate change

Spealing on a link from Glasgow he told youngsters at the ACS International school that government’s couldn’t be trusted to sort out the mess. 

The naturalist and TV presenter said that 88 [per cent of wildlife had been lost since the 1970s

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:13 pm  

Surrey Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious collision on the A217, Brighton Road in Tadworth


Surrey Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious collision on the A217, Brighton Road in Tadworth on Saturday afternoon. (November 13)

Officers were called shortly after 1.30pm following reports of a collision between a car and a six-year-old child.

The child was taken to St George’s Hospital in Tooting.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:12 pm  

A man in his 30s has been arrested on suspicion of murder and attempted murder following stabbings in Brentford.

A man, believed to be 20, was killed in Albany Parade last night.

An 82-year-old woman, who was also attacked, is in a serious condition in hospital.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:11 am  

England rugby union captain Owen Farrell says he's excited to form a new centre partnership with Marcus Smith.

 The duo will start together for the first time when Eddie Jones' team host Australia at Twickenham later.

Farrell has been pushed out of his favoured fly-half position by the Harlequins star.

But after missing last week's win against Tonga with Covid admits he's happy just to be playing.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

A volunteer at a riding school for the disabled in Epsom has received a royal award for her dedication.

Jo Lee has been presented with the National Riding for the Disabled Association Presidents' Award by Princess Anne.

She has worked at Epsom RDA for over 30 years.

Bosses say Jo was integral to keeping the site safe for volunteers and riders during the Covid pandemic.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:31 am  

Richmond Council is rolling out "smart parking" digital sensors as part of a 12-month trial

 The devices will let drivers know where available parking paces are.

The sensors will be installed in 151 bays across the borough's town centres.

It's hoped they'll reduce congestion.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:33 am  

Two men have sustained gunshot injuries after an incident in Ealing last week - with investigators now calling for witnesses.

 Police, including firearms officers, and the London Ambulance Service were called shortly before 05:30hrs on Saturday, 6 November to reports of a stabbing and shots fired on Standard Road.

A 28-year-old was taken to hospital with stab and gunshot wounds.

Another victim, 31, also sustained a gunshot wound to his hand and was taken to hospital but has since been discharged.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:53 am  

A man is dead and a woman - in her 80s - is believed to be in a critical condition after being stabbed in Brentford.

Police were called to Albany Parade at around 8pm last night where the man, thought to be around 20 years-old, was pronounced dead.

Officers say there's nothing to suggest it's linked to terrorism.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:24 am  

Friday 12 November 2021

The achievements of local businesses in Spelthorne were celebrated in Shepperton last night.

Finalists for each of the 13 categories of the Spelthorne Business Awards recognised their successes at an award ceremony.

Taste Creative won “Best Business in Spelthorne” as the overall winner of this year. 

Council Leader, Lawrence Nichols, said: “their achievements give me hope that the future of Spelthorne is brighter than ever before.”

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

St Raphael’s Hospice annual Santa Dash is back in Cheam this year.

Last year’s event, which takes place in Nonsuch Park, had to be held virtually because of the COVID lockdown.

Emily Nicholls from the hospice says it’s a unique way to raise money for the charity.  

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Officers have recovered two stolen mopeds in Heston East.

Both of the vehicles were discovered in Lampton Park.

It comes as Heston East Neighbourhood Police and local residents are working together to build trust and combat crime.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

St Raphaels’s Hospice in Cheam says the amount of people being referred is increasing.

The charity offers two types of care: home-based and in-patient at its 14-bed site in London Road. 

Around 30% of inpatients use the hospice for a short stay and then return home. 

Emily Nicholls from St Rapahel’s says the situation in hospitals during the pandemic definitely led to increased demand. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Surrey’s overall coronavirus rate is higher than England’s average, although it is falling.

It’s down 19% over the past seven days, although the national average has fallen by 20%.

Surrey Heath still has the highest rate in the county, but it’s falling the second-fastest.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

A reckless driver caught in Egham has been fined nearly £900.

The driver of an Audi was found guilty of driving without due care and speeding up to 101mph on the M25.

They have to pay a penalty of £882 and have received 8 points on their license.

It comes after officers stopped an Audi and Skoda back in April for racing over 100mph on the motorway.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:17 pm  

Young people are being asked to come forward for a new study, where they’ll receive a second dose of coronavirus vaccine.

St George’s in Tooting is one of the testing sites.

Professor Paul Heath, from the hospital, says it’ll be a “great opportunity” to help with research that’ll help protect them and their peers.

To sign up to the study click here.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

A man who sexually attacked a woman in Leatherhead three years ago has finally been jailed.

The incident occurred on the 20th of June 2018 at the woman’s home, and 27-year-old Jay Watkins from Dorking was arrested the next day.

He was released under investigation, but arrested the next month for a public order offence, during which time he made numerous comments about the attack.

However, in a follow-up interview six months later, he said he was under the influence of drugs and denied the claims.

He’s now been sentenced to five years behind bars.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

A flat in Tolworth has been damaged in a fire.

Four fire engines were called to a blaze on Donald Woods Gardens at half 12 last night.

Two men left the building before the Brigade arrived and were taken to hospital.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:51 pm  

A tower at the heart of Nine Elms is reportedly having difficulty finding buyers

The Telegraph reports that fewer than one-in-fifteen have been sold in its first year of marketing at Thames City.

Furthermore, more than half of those have gone to friends or employees of the developers, or other related parties.

Developer R&F says they’ve exchanged on £100m of property in the UK in 2021, and disputes that half their UK sales are related party transactions.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:34 pm  

A squirrel had to be rescued from a bird feeder in Banstead, after getting his whole body trapped inside it trying to get the food

The homeowners called the RSPCA, who cut away the metal, and he ran away.

The charity says they receive calls about this “fairly regularly”, and are urging people to not buy “anti-squirrel” feeders.

They’re also urging people to call the RSPCA rather than try and free it yourself, as you may injure it.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:26 pm  

A police officer in Fulham has been given a written warning, after using too much force against suspects

In September 2019, PC Philip Rosa used CS spray repeatedly through a partially open door to arrest a person.

His colleagues were also affected by the spray.

The next month, he punched a suspect in the face and body during an incident in a street in Fulham.

He was found proven of discreditable conduct.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:14 am  

A mother from Wandsworth is urging more people to sign up to next May’s Moonwalk London

Ebru Oraman was diagnosed with breast cancer 16 years ago when she was just 29. 

The annual Moonwalk sees participants take on a marathon stroll of London to raise money for grant making charity, Walk the Walk. 

Ebru explains how she felt when she was diagnosed.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:33 am  

Merton Council says it expects to spend £11 million in council tax support over 2022 and 2023

The authority says it’s to ensure the poorest residents are not left worse off if their bills go up by the predicted 2% in April. 

If a homeowner qualifies for support, their council tax payments stay the same and don’t rise,  

Merton decides annually whether to renew the support scheme and eligibility criteria is used to determine who gets support.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:27 am  

One man from Croydon has been jailed and six more await sentencing, for their role in making children deal drugs

21-year-old Ajay Stephens was the holder of a county line running from London to Hastings.

Members of his extended family, also from the Croydon area, ran the business for him while he was out of the country, and some had their own line.

The children have been safeguarded.

Detective Sergeant Ray Sekalongo says parents should be aware if their children repeatedly go missing, suddenly have lots of money, or have two phones.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:04 am  

Thursday 11 November 2021

Barbecues are to be allowed at Epsom Downs on three days next year.

The council will allow a trial at Ladies Day, Derby Day, and the August Bank Holiday Monday.

However, there’ll be many conditions, such as a limited area, warden supervision, and only certain types of barbecue will be allowed.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:35 pm  

An investigation has been launched after a gravely ill puppy was found abandoned in a green space in Feltham.

Vets worked “tirelessly” to help him, but he didn’t respond to treatment and was put to sleep.

He was found in some bushes in a box at a green space on Hatton Road on Saturday.

The RSPCA is looking for information about who could have abandoned him.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:34 pm  

The MP for Tooting says that if MPs weren’t allowed to take second jobs, she’d continue to work at St George’s Hospital unpaid.

Dr Rosena Allin-Khan is writing in the Independent, following revelations that Sir Geoffrey Cox used his parliamentary office for other work.

She says she works “a couple of shifts a month” on average at the hospital, depending on whether or not parliament is sitting.

The former Attorney General has been referred to the parliamentary commissioner for investigation.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:25 pm  

Spelthorne Council is calling for all residents to suggest spaces in the borough that could be designated Local Green Space (LGS)

It’s felt that over recent years Protected Urban Open Space status is not preventing the loss of some open spaces to development.

PUO’s will now be considered alongside the current Call for Green Spaces to be designated LGS in the new local plan.

The adopted Local Plan will ensure a much higher threshold to increase protection for open spaces against development proposals.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:24 pm  

Some public toilets at Tattenham Corner are to be demolished, after “long-term debaucherous antisocial behaviour”.

They were closed at the start of the pandemic, but the council is having to pay for cleaning the outside as people urinate and defecate there.

Other options were considered, such as replacing the facilities or moving it to the nearby tea hut.

They’ll look at a new provision in the future.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Heathrow has launched a recruitment drive for over 600 frontline roles following the end of the US travel ban.

The hiring of new security officers, engineers and a variety of other roles is marking the first green shoots of recovery.

The new recruits will undergo an extensive training programme in   order to achieve the required security accreditations and skill sets.

Whilst passenger numbers are still down 56% on pre-pandemic levels the airport is hoping to be ready as passenger demand returns

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

A dog is “recovering at home” after being diagnosed with COVID-19.

It was confirmed at a laboratory in Weybridge.

It’s believed that the dog contracted the disease from its owner 

The government says “there is no strong evidence” that pets can directly transmit the virus to humans.

Animal fur can act as a carrier like other surfaces for short periods of time and washing hands is important after animal contact 

There have been a “very small number” of confirmed cases in pets, and they usually only show mild signs.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

The president of Cop26 has admitted there's still a lot more work to be done at the climate summit in Glasgow.

Alok Sharma expressed concerns about talks to give financial help to nations most vulnerable to climate change.

He warned delegates the world was watching them.

Meanwhile Mr Sharma joined a children’s choir from Elmbridge who were picked out of 4000 applicants to sing at Cop26

He joined We Are the Voice for a photoshoot after listening to their songs

We Are the Voice is a children’s charity that uses its music and songs to inspire positive environmental action.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

A special Remembrance display is currently on show at Hampton Court Palace.

The Standing With Giants art installation comprises more than 100 specially commissioned silhouettes of soldiers.

It includes Indian soldiers that camped out at the Palace which was used as a military base during World War I. 

Sebastian Edwards, Head of Collections at Historic Royal Palaces, explains why. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Water companies in England and Wales are being told to slash bills by more than 67-million pounds next year.

It's because they didn't live up to standards set by themselves and regulator Ofwat.

But it's unlikely to mean a big boost to family finances.

Customers of Thames Water many of whom live in Epsom and surrounding areas and will take the biggest hit

However they only expect to save an average of just 3-pounds-50 per household.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

Marcus Smith will start for England's rugby union autumn nations clash with Australia at Twickenham

The Harlequins player has played for England since 2021 and will start as fly-half this weekend.

Captain Owen Farrell returns as he moves to inside centre, while Manu Tuilagi has been selected on the wing.

Maro Itoje is also in line to earn his 50th cap 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:06 pm  

The president of Cop26 has admitted there's still a lot more work to be done at the climate summit in Glasgow.

Alok Sharma expressed concerns about talks to give financial help to nations most vulnerable to climate change.

He warned delegates the world was watching them.

Earlier First Minister Nicola Sturgeon increased Scotland's funding to help countries most at risk.

Meanwhile, Feltham MP Seema Malhotra has delivered a number of letters from children in her constituency to the UK negotiating team, regarding what they want to see from COP26.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Parties will come together in the London Assembly later, to fight plans to have London Mayoral elections use first past the post.

At the moment, people are able to vote for first and second choice candidates, but that would change if first past the post was used.

The Green’s Caroline Russel and Labour’s Wandsworth Assembly Member, Leonie Cooper, have tabled the debate, saying the current system ensures the Mayor must win a majority.

Many Mayoral elections recently have been won by Labour, with some experts saying first past the post could benefit the Tory party.

Home Secretary Priti Patel says the change would provide “stronger and clear local accountability”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

Radio Jackie listeners have been giving us stories of their relatives in the war - including a tribute to a former chauffeur for a King

Paul from Merton paid tribute to his father, Bob, who was at Dunkirk.

Gary from Tooting called us about his Grandfather, Fred, who was a Queen’s sniper.

Samantha from Tooting says her dad used to dance to recover from fighting, and he kept “spinning around” and he was “so funny”.

Chris from Chessington wrote in about her partner’s uncle, Fred Kirk, from Kingston. He was born in 1894, and worked his whole life with luxury cars, and served as a driver and mechanic in World War One. In 1936 the company he worked for obtained a custom six litre Buick for Edward the 8th, and Fred became his private driver. When the king abdicated, Fred drove him off. 

He signed up again for the Second World War, at the rank of 2nd lieutenant. He died in 1940 during a bombing raid at the air base. When a civilian didn’t run for the shelters, Fred ran after her, and the two were both killed when she stepped on a landmine. He’s on the war memorial in Kingston.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:51 am  

The Poppy Factory in Richmond received a Royal visit on Tuesday

The Duchess of Cornwall, who is its Patron, put the finishing touches to her custom-made Field of Remembrance cross. 

Her Royal Highness is due to place the cross in the Field at Westminster Abbey ahead of this morning’s service.   

Camilla also unveiled a stone plaque which will be laid outside the Poppy Factory’s newly refurbished building.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:25 am  

Care home staff in England who haven't had both doses of a Covid jab will be unable to legally work from today

It's the deadline for mandatory vaccinations, with fears as many as 50,000 people could be out of a job.

Providers do have the option to re-deploy workers into non-frontline roles.

Sutton MP Paul Scully, the minister for small business, says care homes need to guard those most at risk:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:28 am  

The Duchess of Cornwall has been visiting the poppy factory in Richmond, as the UK prepares to fall silent this morning on Armistice Day

Camilla will place a cross at the Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey, later.

We're being encouraged to honour the armed forces community on the anniversary of the agreement to end fighting in the First World War.

Ex-serviceman Jamie Micklefield has been working at the Poppy Factory for the last four years. 

He says the charity has given him a real sense of purpose, over the last year especially.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:07 am  

Wednesday 10 November 2021

Richmond Council says it was “forced” to start the compulsory purchase process so Twickenham Riverside can be redeveloped.

The Twickenham Riverside Trust currently has lease of the land which includes Diamond Jubilee Gardens.

The council says terms were agreed with Trust members in early 2020 to try and secure a voluntary “surrender” of the lease. 

But the Trust says it will be lodging a strong objection to the order. 

Cllr Gareth Roberts, Leader of Richmond Council, said: 

 “It must be remembered that the land is leased to the Trustees and made available to the people of the borough, and the people of the borough have been quite clear that they want to see a whole site solution delivered for Twickenham Riverside, rather than a piecemeal approach. This therefore must include Diamond Jubilee Gardens – which originally the Trust agreed to.

“We have always been committed to working in partnership with the Trust to ensure that we are on the same page. And so far, we have been. The Council has gone above and beyond to accommodate the Trust, while still retaining the integrity of the Hopkins design we all love so much. 

 “We have come so far with the plans for this site. But we can’t be left with uncertainty over the Gardens’ inclusion. Our commitment to redeveloping the Riverside and making it a place for everyone will not be deterred. 

 “Whilst it is incredibly disappointing that the Trust made their announcement that they would not be supporting the scheme on social media, rather than proactively engaging with us, our generous offer is still on the table. I hope that they will change their minds and continue to work with us in the future. Regrettably due to the Trust’s position and the uncertainty that means in terms of delivering the scheme, we have to progress the CPO process in parallel to seeking to reach a negotiated agreement.”

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

London Irish's Adam Coleman has been given a three-match suspension for dangerous tackling.

He was shown a red card in the 22nd minute of the match between Saracens and London Irish on Saturday.

Coleman accepted the charge and was handed the suspension by an independent disciplinary panel last night.

He is free to play for the Sunbury based club again on November the 30th. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Police received “a number of reports” of handbag thefts in Spelthorne this weekend.

They say that the victims were elderly women who were out and about shopping.

They’re advising people to keep their bag zippers closed, and wear a bag with a thicker strap that’s harder to cut.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Spelthorne Police.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Declan Rice has withdrawn from England's squad for their upcoming World Cup qualifiers with Albania and San Marino.

The West Ham midfielder from Kingston has been unable to train due to illness.

Manager Gareth Southgate isn't calling anyone else up at this stage, with Mason Mount and Luke Shaw still to return to the group.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

Coronavirus rates in Surrey are starting to fall sharply, but they’re still higher than the national average.

Spelthorne is the only borough not reporting a drop in cases, instead they’re level at 399 per 100,000.

Surrey is showing 359, while England as a while is showing 339.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

The MP for Carshalton and Wallington has led a debate in Parliament on the potential ban of fireworks to the public.

300,000 people signed a formal petition which meant the subject had to be considered by ministers.

More than 75,000 people also completed Elliot Colburn’s unofficial survey on firework use.

89% of the respondents support a complete ban apart from at organised events.  

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:19 pm  

Eight people including a woman from Croydon have been charged with bribery offences.

It follows an investigation by the Met’s Directorate of Professional Standards Anti-Corruption Command.

66 year old Pamela Bishti from Croydon was charged today with conspiracy to commit bribery.

The command has been investigating allegations of corruption by police licensing officers and inappropriate relationships between officers.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

A bronze ram with a traffic cone on its back has been named winner of the Kingston Sculpture Trail.

Called “Party Animal,” it was designed by Alex R T Davies.

He wins £10,000 and the sculpture, which is in the marketplace, will be permanently sited in the town centre early next year. 

Photo: Kingston First. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

A Kingston based charity has launched its Christmas campaign.

RBKares donated over 3,000 gifts and 6,000 homemade cards to residents in care homes last year.

This year’s “Christmas Kindness for Care Homes” campaign will aim to match those numbers.

The charity was set up by Dr Kate Kenyon and a small group of volunteers from Sewing4Kingston.

Donations should go to 46 Norbiton Avenue. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Police have launched a fresh appeal for information after an elderly woman was assaulted in Epsom last month.

The victim was walking from Horton Crescent towards Long Grove Park on the afternoon of October the 16th.

Two suspects, who looked like teenagers, then shoved and tripped her, resulting in her falling on her face onto the ground. 

They are described as white with short dark hair and both wearing the same blue blazer which may have been a school uniform. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:38 pm  

A sign has been unveiled in Twickenham which points the way to the three towns the borough is twinned with

Richmond is joined with Richmond in Virginia, Konstanz in Germany, and Fontainebleau in France.

St Margaret’s Elastic Band played a programme of French, German, American and English music at the unveiling.

The council planted a tree native to Fontainebleau Forest in the garden of York House.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

Merton is now home to the highest number of air quality monitors in London

68 Breathe London Network devices have been installed at pollution hotspots across the borough.   

A number of data sensors have also been installed to provide information into pedestrian and cycle usage. 

The council says no personal data is collected and the technology cannot be used for enforcement purposes. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:24 pm  

£35,000 worth of cash and jewellery has been stolen from a home in Worcester Park

Police were called at around 8.30pm last Saturday, after the suspects broke in via the back door.

It’s believed that the burglary may be linked to others that occurred in the area during the last week of October.

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

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:14 am  

A Korean pop superstar is now the proud foster parent of an owl in Leatherhead

British fans have made Jimin , a singer in K-Pop band BTS, an official adoptee of the bird at the Wildlife Aid Foundation.

 The adoption package, to mark his birthday, was arranged and paid for by subscribers to magazine  Jimin fanzine. 

Fans declare October, the month he was born, ‘Jimtober’ and celebrate for the entire month.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:29 am  

Carshalton’s MP Elliot Colburn has led a debate on a proposal to ban the sale of fireworks to the general public

More than 300,000 people have signed a petition calling for their sale and use to be limited to organisers of licensed displays only.

Ministers have to debate petitions that surpass the 100,000-signature mark.  

Mr Colburn says he’s not a “killjoy” and explains why he feels firework use should be curtailed.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:19 am  

The Prime Minister is heading back to the COP 26 climate change conference in Glasgow, and will urge nations to "pull out all the stops" to get an agreement

But it’s emerged 2 big companies, Volkswagen and Toyota, haven’t signed up to a summit promise to only sell zero-emission vehicles by 2040.

There's a new strategy for low carbon transport, including zero emissions trucks and ships, and global expansion of electric vehicles.

The Cop26 summit in Glasgow is focussing on travel and reducing climate changing greenhouse gases.

Aviation's one sector that's found it tough to adapt, but Heathrow-based British Airway's boss Sean Doyle insists the industry's making progress.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:09 am  

Tuesday 9 November 2021

There are calls for the government to confirm whether or not they threatened to block funding in areas where an MP voted against them.

It follows a report in the Financial Times that Tories were instructed to vote against sanctions on Owen Paterson.

Croydon North MP, Steve Reed, is the shadow local government Secretary, and is writing to Michael Gove over the matter.

He’s calling for the details on which areas receive money from three new government funds to be published.

We’ve contacted the government for comment.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

A paddleboard instructor in Kingston will take on her next charity challenge on Saturday.

Rachel Bambrough organised a SUP Marathon in September which raised £15,000 for London’s Air Ambulance.

She now wants people to take part in “The Big Paddle Out” for mental health charities Red January UK and Sport In Mind.

Rachel says paddleboarding is a good way to maintain good mental health.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Brentford’s MP has raised over £1,000 for charity.

Ruth Cadbury participated in Saturday’s Thames Meander Marathon which took her from Kingston to Putney and back again. 

She was running for Macmillan Cancer in memory of her sister Helen and, also for of Isleworth based charity, Cathja.

It offers a creative workshop for adults who are vulnerable to severe and enduring mental health issues. 

Ms Cadbury is hoping to raise £1,500 via her Virgin Money Giving page.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

Five Off-licences in Kingston and Twickenham have been fined for selling alcohol to young people

Police say the shops will receive visits in the future to make sure it isn’t a recurring problem.

They add that most shops complied with the law during the undercover operations.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:10 pm  

A Police officer has been charged with causing death by careless driving following a collision in Hounslow

33 year old Daniel Francis will appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court next month. 

23 year old pedestrian Andrew Brown died following the collision involving a police car in November.

PC Francis, who was the driver of the marked car, remains on restricted duties at this time.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:36 pm  

Wandsworth’s very own Climate Change Festival is taking place this week

The council is calling the 6 days of events “ambitious.”

The aim is to bring together the borough’s businesses and residents to work out ways they can reduce emissions.

There will be in-person and online sessions with information on subjects ranging from energy efficiency and cargo bikes to plogging.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:15 pm  

Kingston Council is now White Ribbon accredited

The global campaign encourages people, especially men and boys, to take action and help end violence against women and girls. 

Kingston’s plan includes appointing volunteer male ambassadors to raise awareness in the borough.

More than 100 organisations have received accreditation, including councils, police forces and health authorities. 

White Ribbon Day takes place annually on November the 25th.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:29 pm  

Labour's backing calls for police to look into events surrounding the Owen Paterson scandal

Conservatives voted against suspending the former minister - after he was been found to have broken rules on paid lobbying by MPs.

He's since resigned.

The SNP now wants the Metropolitan force to investigate Tory appointments to the House of Lords.

The Conservatives insist donations and nominations to sit in the House of Lords are not linked.

But Shadow Communities secretary and Croydon North MP Steve Reed says they should be looked at:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:22 pm  

Six men have been charged on suspicion of supplying fake passports to notorious organised criminals

It includes men from Leatherhead, Sutton and Cheam.

The National Crime Agency alleges that they were supplied to drug and firearm traffickers.

24 people have been arrested in total, with the NCA operation referred to as “one of the most significant” in recent times.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:14 pm  

A memorial is being held in Croydon, for victims of the tram crash five years ago

Mayor of London is leading the ceremony, which includes a period of silence and floral tributes.

Seven people died and more than 60 were injured.

The inquest returned a verdict of accidental death in June.

There are calls for further investigations from the families of those affected.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:22 am  

The justice secretary's refused to deny the backlog of cases in criminal courts could get worse before it gets better, and suggested it could take years to get back to pre-pandemic levels

The lag in England and Wales has been badly affected by the coronavirus crisis.

The government's set up a series of 'super courts' to deal with the problem, with another one opening in Leicestershire today.

Esher MP Dominic Raab insists the situation's stabilising.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:27 am  

A ceremony will be held at the memorial plinth later for the victims of the Croydon Tram Crash, five years on from the tragedy

More than 60 people were injured, and seven people died.

An inquest ruled that it was an accident, and the driver was “disorientated… probably due to a lack of sleep”.

There have been calls for further investigations.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan says “TfL and I remain dedicated to ensuring all safety recommendations are implemented so a tragedy like this will never happen again”.

At the time of the inquest, Jean Smith, the mother of one of the victims, had this to say about the driver.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:01 am  

A man from New Malden has been jailed, following 19 counts of child abuse

55-year-old Mark Bolton, previously known as Dermot Bolton, was known to the children and their relatives.

Police say he groomed them in order to keep them silent, and used covert hidden cameras.

DC Katy Waddington says she continues “to be in awe” of victims who come forward, and praises their “bravery and dignity”.

Bolton has been sentenced to 22 years behind bars.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:41 am  

A man is in a critical condition in hospital after a collision with a lorry near Heathrow airport

Police were called just after 9am yesterday to Stirling Road.

A 48-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of careless driving.

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

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:02 am  

Monday 8 November 2021

A house in Ewell that was being used for drugs activity is to be completely closed off.

A number of victims provided anonymous impact statements that conveyed fear, anxiety and disruption to their daily lives. 

The activity had been going on at the property for a number of months. 

The police order means that no-one can enter 106 Curtis Road until February.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:59 pm  

Richmond based rugby club London Welsh will mark Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday in a unique way this year.

A commemorative plaque will be unveiled to honour former players who died during WW1. 

The unveiling will take place on Saturday at the club’s Old Deer Park ground. 

The Welsh Guards will join the ceremony at 12 noon and each of the 23 names of the fallen will be read out and a silence observed.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Police have released an e-fit image of a man that has been approaching passengers at Epsom train station.

Officers are concerned for his welfare after comments he has made.

If you can identify him or have any information on his whereabouts, you should contact police on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Three people have been arrested on suspicion of robbery at Wimbledon station.

Two of the suspects allegedly approached a victim, claimed they had a knife, and took items from them.

The dog and armed units helped in the police search and apprehending the suspects.

The stolen items were recovered.

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:59 pm  

The Post Office and government are being urged to compensate workers who face financial ruin after being falsely accused of theft and fraud.

Former employees were found guilty after a flawed computer system suggested cash had gone missing between 2000 and 2014. 

But since then dozens of criminal convictions have been overturned and an inquiry into the scandal's been launched. 

They include Seema Misra, the former postmistress at West Byfleet, who was sent to prison in 2010 when she was pregnant.  

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

A picture has been released after a case of outraging public decency on a bus towards Tooting.

Police have just released details of the incident on the 16th of June in the late evening on the 333 bus.

It was travelling from Brixton to Tooting.

He’s a white man, late middle aged, with round glasses and short hair.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:30 pm  

A muslim man claims he was detained at Heathrow for four and a half hours, despite being told he was “not under suspicion”.

Dr Asim Qureshi is the head of CAGE, which seeks to help those affected by counter-terrorism practices.

He claims that police went through his belongings, including taking specific interests in the tabs he had in a book about cricket and race.

He says he’s considering a formal complaint.

The Met Police say they have the power to stop, question, search and detain people, and won’t provide details on specific cases.

Police officers at ports of entry have the power to stop, question, search and if necessary detain people entering or leaving the UK.

We are unable to provide any further details on specific instances where those powers have been used.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:30 pm  

Brentford player to miss qualifiers after positive Covid test

The Premier League has confirmed three positive Coronavirus cases in the latest two rounds of testing. 

Almost 3,000 players and staff have been checked over the last week. 

Brentford have revealed midfielder Mathias Jensen has contracted Covid-19 and will miss Denmark's two World Cup qualifiers.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:52 pm  

Disney is cutting the cost of its steaming service for a month in an attempt to drive up the number of subscribers.

New customers, and some coming back to the Disney-plus platform, will be charged £1.99 from today and the rest of the week.

Investors at the Hammersmith based company are said to be concerned that subscriptions have slowed down.

Launching in November 2019, it attracted 100-million users worldwide in just 16 months.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

A British Airways and Virgin Atlantic plane have touched down in New York nearly two years after the US imposed a coronavirus travel ban.

The rival airlines operated a synchronised departure from Heathrow Airport to celebrate the lifting of restrictions - fully-vaccinated passengers from the UK can now enter the States.

The chief executive of Virgin Atlantic has hailed it as a "day of celebration".

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:45 pm  

Two men have been left with life changing injuries after a serious collision in Walton.

Police are appealing for witnesses of the single vehicle accident on Rydens Road on Sunday evening at around 7:20pm.

Two men were taken to hospital to receive medical treatment and one remains there with life-changing injuries.

Rydens Road was closed for several hours as part of the investigation.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:03 pm  

Carshalton’s MP Elliot Colburn will lead a debate in the Commons this afternoon on banning fireworks to the general public.

It’s after more than 300,000 people signed a formal petition.

It called on the government to limit the sale and use of fireworks to organisers of licensed displays only.

Ministers have to debate a petitions once it reaches the 100,000 signature mark.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:36 pm  

A person has died in a flat fire in Carshalton.

The Brigade was called just after 7 this morning to a three roomed flat in Relko Gardens, which was destroyed by the blaze.

One man was taken to hospital after suffering smoke inhalation, and another person was pronounced dead at the scene.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Thousands of passengers are flying from the UK to the US today, for long-awaited reunions with loved ones after America lifted its travel ban.

This family at Heathrow Airport say they've been planning their holiday to Florida since 2019.

Border restrictions have been lifted for those who are double-jabbed against Covid, in a huge boost for the travel industry.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Chelsea is among five clubs who will take part in a safe standing trial from New Year's Day

Sports Minister Nigel Huddleston has announced that Tottenham, the Manchesters, and Cardiff have also had applications approved to operate standing areas in their stadiums.

New standing areas in the top two tiers have been banned for the past 25 years, following the 1989 Hillsborough disaster.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

Transatlantic travel to the US resumed this morning for UK holidaymakers for the first time in more than 600 days

 America's reopening its borders to British visitors who've been double-jabbed.

 Earlier two transatlantic flights took off from each of Heathrow's runways at the same time to mark the occasion.

Thousands have booked trips to reunite with family and friends.

 Nathalie Webb and her young family from Cobham are off to Florida in a month’s time; she says it’s been quite a journey.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:17 pm  

A hand gesture that was spread on TikTok following the murder of Sarah Everard from Clapham has helped save a missing teen in the US

She was seen in a car making the signal, the police were called and a man was arrested.

It involved putting your palm up facing forward, tucking your thumb in, and closing your fingers over it.

It was circulated on the social media platform to warn of domestic violence.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:26 am  

A scheme to try and reduce Wandsworth’s carbon footprint gets underway this week

Around 2,300 households in Southfields are to receive dedicated food caddies.

The separated food waste will be sent to a facility where it will be turned into biogas to power the national grid.

Council officer Paul Chadwick says other boroughs have shown it works well initially but use tails off over time.

He says they’ll be starting with a limited trial.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:29 am  

An unexploded world war two bomb has been found in a garden in Ashford

Police were called yesterday evening to the home on Doris Road.

A number of people have been evacuated while it’s dealt with, but it’s not believed there’s any risk to the wider public.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:18 am  

There won’t be a fireworks night at Imber Court next year, following numerous complaints about the event on Friday

The complaints included overcrowding, a lack of lighting, and “no control of the crowd”.

The chairman of the venue in East Molesey says that people experienced “significant disruption and anti-social behaviour”.

He adds that not hosting it next year will mean residents know there’s “no possibility of a recurrence of this type of behaviour”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:06 am  

Sunday 7 November 2021

Age UK in Richmond has developed a new movement and dance class.

The creative dance will concentrate on moving your body freely with the intention of expressing your emotions and moods without thinking.

The classes begin this week at the Barnes Green Centre 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:29 pm  

Travellers have been expressing their frustration over new charges at Heathrow.

It comes as a new tariff of £5 for dropping people off was introduced this week.

Heathrow bosses have defended the fee saying its part of a plan to make the airport more sustainable.

One traveller took to twitter saying ‘there is never a suggestion to pay incentives to people to be more environmental.’

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:51 pm  

Feltham and Heston’s MP says small businesses in her constituency are worried ahead of Christmas.

There are over 5,000 registered businesses operating in Hounslow borough. 

Seema Malhotra wants to see a reform of business rates and a better plan for reducing running costs to help small traders. 

She says a number of circumstances over the last year have led to the problems she’s hearing about today.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:29 pm  

As Heathrow celebrates its 75th anniversary this year we learn that the airport was named something else when it first opened in 1946.

It was a private airfield back in 1929 and was first known as the Great West Aerodrome.

Then it was demolished in 1944 and then reopened offering commercial flights and was called London Airport.

It became known as London Heathrow in 1966 to avoid confusion with other airports in the capital such as Gatwick

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:22 pm  

20,000 spring bulbs are being handed out to residents across Epsom and Ewell.


Those receiving them must commit to planting them alongside street name signs so they can be viewed by the whole community.

The council is preparing its bid for the 2022 South and South East in Bloom Awards.

Bulbs are being distributed throughout today at Epsom Market, Bourne Hall and Stoneleigh Broadway. 

Epsom Market between 10am and 12 noon, Bourne Hall between 1pm and 3pm and Stoneleigh between 3pm and 5pm. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:30 am  

People in Spelthorne are being urged to nominate green spaces they want protected from development.

“Local Green Space” is a designation that can be used on areas which do not benefit from any other protection orders. 

However, the council says it is unlikely that existing Green Belt sites will be able to benefit as they already have their own protections. 

A 6-week consultation is due to launch where residents will be able to make their nominations known.  

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:30 am  

Richmond Rugby has announced the launch of its new Girls’ Youth playing section.

It’ll include Under 13, Under 15 and Under 18 teams.

The section will be coached every Sunday by Richmond Women first team players and club community coaches.

The teams will officially commence training on the 21st. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:30 am  

People living in Wandsworth are being offered free grit as the cold snap continues.

Residents are allowed to claim up to 50 kilos to help them clear frozen footpaths.

Every year around two tonnes of grit is handed out to homeowners, community groups and neighbourhood watch co-ordinators.

The council says although gritting teams are on hand, there are nearly 230 miles of road surface plus 460 miles of pavements to cover. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:30 am  

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