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Saturday 5 March 2022

A 93-year-old-woman from Old Coulsden has taken up rock-climbing.

 Marie Dorbin donned a harness on her birthday to scale a 26-foot indoor rock wall at a centre in Guildford.

The thrill-seeking gran told the Daily Mirror it felt so natural and she was cross she hadn’t done it before.

It’s reported Marie is hoping to be back again for another go on her 94th birthday.   

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:21 pm  

Roger Federer may not play at Wimbledon this summer.

The 20-time Grand Slam champion hasn’t played since he lost in the quarter finals at the All-England club last year.

He’s continuing with rehab after an injury on his right knee.

However, he is hoping to face off against Rafael Nadal at the O2 in September.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:03 am  

Richmond Park will be featured in the 2nd episode of new documentary narrated by Hugh Bonneville.

The More 4 series called “Secrets of the Royal Gardens” reveals behind the scenes insights into London’s iconic green spaces.

Shire horses stabled in Richmond Park, which deliver crucial conservation works across the Royal Parks, will be featured.

Royal Parks’ staff alongside historians, garden designers, wildlife experts and royal gardeners will all tell their own stories.

The episode featuring the Royal Parks will be broadcast on Wednesday 8th March. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:05 am  

Council estates in Wandsworth are to benefit from an extra £90 million of improvements between now and April 2025.

This is in addition to £535 million already committed to the house building and purchase programme over the current four years.

A contractor has been appointed to carry out works to upgrade and replace cold water tanks in a number of housing blocks.

Wandsworth's cabinet member for housing Cllr Jonathan Cook said: “We have unveiled a huge programme of improvements to the borough’s council estates. This investment will make a big difference to the daily lives of many thousands of people.

“People living on our estates will benefit from major upgrades to lighting, heating and security around their homes. Many blocks will also get brand new roofs, windows and lifts and there will be new boilers plus kitchens and bathrooms fitted in a large number of properties.

“And at the same time as these improvements are being rolled out, we are also freezing rents for our 17,000 tenants and freezing heating and hot water bills for more than 3,000 homes.

“We will also continue with our ambitious plans for major regeneration and new build schemes in the borough, regenerating local estates to provide better quality homes and neighbourhoods and also on building new affordable homes for rent and shared ownership.

“The council has a long and sustained record of investing heavily in local housing estates to ensure that our residents live in good quality accommodation. These plans for the next four years show that picture continuing.”

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:03 am  

Wandsworth council is encouraging residents to have their say on the proposals for the full pedestrianisation of Northcote Road.

It’s confirmed it will continue to close to traffic at weekends this summer, with plans to spend £2.8m to install barriers and bollards.

They also want residents’ input on final plans for Old York Road, which was permanently pedestrianised last year.

The £1.95m of refurbishment has been assessed as providing significant help to local businesses.  

The proposal will be discussed at the full council meeting on March the 9th.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:06 am  

Friday 4 March 2022

Hundreds of people have walked through Clapham, to pay their respects to Sarah Everard.

To mark the anniversary of her death, they walked from Clapham North to the Common’s bandstand to lay flowers.

Everard’s family say they’ve been “overwhelmed” by the public support.

Poetry and speeches were recited about the problem of violence against women and girls.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

A number of offers to buy Chelsea are reportedly being considered following Roman Abramovich's decision to sell the club.

The Russian billionaire has put the European champions on the market following his countries invasion of Ukraine.

Tottenham boss Antonio Conte won the Premier League and FA Cup during a two year spell working at Stamford Bridge.

He says Abramovich's era in west London heralded unprecedented success.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

A trio of Ukrainian women are co-ordinating the collection of donations to refugees from a church hall in Surbiton.

Two anterooms in St Mark’s church are being used to store vital items such as baby food, nappies, medicines and hygiene products.

Maria and her friends are sorting, packing and labelling items in readiness to be transported in ambulances across Europe.

Donations can be dropped off between 9am and 6pm 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

There reports of growing tensions at an exclusive estate in Weybridge which is home to some wealthy Russians.

Of the 400 homes in St George’s Hill, it’s believed that more than a quarter are owned by Russians. 

The number of guards at the gated entrance to the estate has been upped, according to the Guardian, after the invasion of Ukraine.

In 2008, an increasing number of Russians moved into the UK on a “golden visa” scheme if they invested at least £2 million pounds. 

The scheme was axed on the 17th of February amid concerns about applicants having acquired their wealth illegally.

Asked if he recognised reports of growing tension in the area, Tom Catton from the Elmbridge Residents Group said: "Not at all. I haven't heard anything and none of the residents have spoken to me about it. "While there were Russian property owners there, he said he could not say how much of the estate is owned by them. "If you are an oligarch and you are connected to Putin, that is for the government and their people to investigate, and if any of them are in the Surrey Hills," he said.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Police are trying to locate a man and a woman who many have witnessed a sexual assault in Chertsey.

On Friday 11th February, an 18 year old woman was walking in Gogmore Farm Park at around 9:50pm when she was approached.

The suspect touched her inappropriately and exposed himself.

Officers would like to speak to a man and a woman seen in the area between 9:50pm and 10:10pm.

A 31-year-old man from Chertsey was arrested but has since been released on conditional bail.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

A mother and her ex-boyfriend have been found guilty of killing a two-year-old boy in Thornton Heath, after prolonged abuse was captured on secret mobile phone recordings.

A court heard Kyrell Matthews was repeatedly attacked in the weeks before he died at his home in October 2019.

Phylesia Shirley, was found guilty of manslaughter.

Her former partner, Kemar Brown, has been convicted of murder.

Reporter Charlotte Lomas is at the Old Bailey:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:34 pm  

London's mayor has announced he plans to extend the Ultra Low Emission Zone to cover the entire city.

Sadiq Khan has asked TfL to consult widening the scheme's boundary by the end of next year.

Drivers of vehicles which don't meet minimum emissions standards are charged £12.50 per day for entering the area.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

An elderly man has lost hundreds of pounds after being scammed by phoney parking inspectors in Ewell.

The two approached him saying he was parked illegally, and would need to be a fine.

A member of the public noticed the man in his 80s being marched to a cash machine, and told the victim he was being scammed.

However, the pair ran off with the elderly man’s card and withdrew £800.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:41 pm  

Ukraine's president Volodymyr Zelenskyy says only a no-fly zone will guarantee that Russia will not bomb his country's nuclear infrastructure

However Boris Johnson has said the UK is reluctant to help enforce that because it could mean shooting down Russian planes, and could result in a war with Vladimir Putin's regime.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who's in Brussels for a meeting of NATO foreign ministers, says the alliance "seeks no conflict".

But he also told reporters: "If conflict comes to us, we are ready for it."

Home Secretary Priti Patel is in Poland meeting refugees who've fled Ukraine.

She's launching a scheme which makes it easier for them to come to Britain.

Deputy Prime Minister and Esher MP, Dominic Raab, insists the UK will seize the property of Russian oligarchs if there's a legal basis to do so.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:35 pm  

It's understood Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has received several serious bids for the Premier League club

The Russian billionaire has decided to sell, as pressure mounts on the government to sanction him over his alleged links with Vladimir Putin - which he denies.

Amnesty International's Felix Jakens believes now is a good time for England's top flight to review its ownership rules.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:08 am  

Boreham Wood's memorable FA Cup journey has come to an end after a 2-nil loss away at Premier League Everton

They beat higher tier opposition Wimbledon and Bournemouth in the competition before falling short at the fifth round stage.

Manager Luke Garrard says the whole club can be proud of how far they went.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:26 am  

A man had to be rescued from inside a skip lorry, after it slipped into Twickenham Riverside

Fire crews and the RNLI were called yesterday at around quarter past three in the afternoon.

The tide was at its highest point, and the water was up to the driver’s side window.

A hammer was used to break the window, and the man was helped into a boat, uninjured.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:10 am  

Thursday 3 March 2022

Teachers are facing a challenge as children ask difficult questions about the war in Ukraine.

The Russian invasion has been going on for a week and some schools are looking at ways to support pupils and parents in how they approach the topic.

Jason Buckley is a former teacher at Sutton Grammar School, and now provides resources to primary schools.

He says you have to balance the conversation based on what questions kids ask.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Officials say there is "no substance" to reports that Ineos chief executive Jim Ratcliffe is interested in buying Chelsea.

A spokesman for the British billionaire's told Reuters rumours linking Ratcliffe to Stamford Bridge are unfounded.

It comes after current owner Roman Abramovich put the club up for sale yesterday.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Schools across Surrey have been celebrating the 25th anniversary of World Book Day.

Teachers have recognised authors, books, illustrators, and the importance of reading to encourage kids to pick up a book.

At Banstead Infants, children and staff came to school in their pyjamas to encouraged them to #snuggleupwithagoodbook.

Among other things, pupils moved around classes to read with other year groups, and partook in a second-hand book swap.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

The firebrigade and the RNLI was called out Twickenham riverside earlier after skip lorry slipped from the road into the river.

As the tide was at its highest the driver was trapped inside the vehicle.

Firefighters secured the lorry to stop it from moving further into the water while the RNLI smashed the driver’s window to free him.

The man didn’t sustain any injuries. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

The chief executive of the Premier League believes Roman Abramovich has made the right decision to sell Chelsea following the invasion of Ukraine by Russia.

Speaking at the Financial Times Business of Football Summit, Richard Masters welcomed a potential sale saying the Oligarch's ownership of the club was "unsustainable in the current environment".

He also said a takeover "wouldn't work" if Abramovich was sanctioned by the UK government.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:17 pm  

Hounslow Police have released an image of a wanted man they’re hunting for.

39 year old Dean Hamblin is wanted for failing to attend court.

Officers are warning if you spot him not to approach him, just contact them on 101.

Anyone who knows of his whereabouts of has any information is urged to contact police.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:28 pm  

£5m is to be spent in Wandsworth to improve high streets in the south of the borough.
They’re looking to tackle issues such as clutter and traffic flow.

Councillor Rhodri Morgan says they’ll speak to people and businesses to “come up with a clear picture” of what needs to be done.

The plans are subject to council approval next week.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

A driver has been disqualified for twelve months, following a crash on the A3 near Claygate.

The person was found to be over the drug driving limit following the incident in September.

Pictures show the crash barrier was damaged, and the police say that it’s “likely” the insurer will reclaim their costs due to the conviction.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Merton Council is seeking to cancel its gas contract with Russian energy supplier Gazprom in response to the war in Ukraine.

A new £1 million contract was awarded to Gazprom on the 1st of April after they were the only company to bid for a new contract.

The Russian oil giant has been supplying Merton’s buildings which include leisure centres, libraries and some schools for eight years.

The council is now in talks with other energy suppliers.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:32 pm  

There have been huge queues at bus stops and taxi ranks in London, as well as more traffic on roads, as Tube workers strike for a second day this week

Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union have again walked out for 24-hours over a dispute over jobs, pensions and conditions.

Most services are completely suspended, with only a handful of lines running limited trains.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:15 pm  

A minute’s silence will be held at Runnymede Council’s meeting this evening, after the sudden death of a councillor

Mark Maddox was elected to his New Haw seat in 2012, having lived in the area for more than 20 years.

Leader Nick Prescot says he “worked hard to build relationships with local people and was committed to tackling crime and anti-social behaviour”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:27 pm  

Surrey Police “missed opportunities” to prevent the death of a woman from Ewell

39-year-old Aliny Godinho was murdered by her husband, Ricardo, in 2019.

An inquest has now ruled that her death was “probably more than minimally contributed to” by the force.

She had reported his “controlling” behaviour, and there was confusion over what should happen after her husband found her new address.

Detective Superintendent Julie Parker says “on this occasion we have failed and we are truly sorry”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:08 am  

Workers on the London Underground are going to strike again today in a dispute over jobs, pensions and conditions

Commuters are facing another day of travel chaos - and Transport for London's advising people to work from home if they can.

Members of the RMT union fear government funding cuts will lead to hundreds of job losses.

London mayor, Sadiq Khan, is urging workers to reconsider taking action.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:03 am  

Wednesday 2 March 2022

A company in Wimbledon has been chosen to be part of a multi-million pound wind farm in Poland.

Offshore Design Engineering Limited used a €900,000 loan from HSBC and the UK Government to raise the funds needed for the contract.

It’ll allow the company to grow its multi-million pound export pipeline and supply one of Poland’ biggest offshore wind farms.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Croydon council has confirmed they are scrapping road closure fees for the Queen’s Jubilee in June.

The Platinum Jubilee will celebrate the Queen’s 70-year reign - the longest-serving UK monarch ever.

Residents will be able to have street parties without the usual charges.

People should  get their Jubilee Big Lunch applications to the council as soon as possible though, so that arrangements can be confirmed.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

British airways has reportedly been quizzed by the aviation watchdog, after a massive IT problem.

More than 500 flights were cancelled or delayed over the weekend, according to the Daily Mail.

The Civil Aviation Authority is said to be looking at whether or not consumer rules were breached, and people were offered the full array of alternatives.

BA hasn’t revealed the cause of the IT failure, and says they “always” meet their obligations under the law.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

Construction has begun on 100 new affordable and sustainable council homes in Kingston.

Works are underway on Cumberland House, Cambridge Road and York Way in Chessington as part of a programme of development.

The project will help the council meet housing needs in the borough.

The high quality and sustainable homes will support its aim to reduce the borough’s carbon emissions too.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Transport for London have announced that there will be severe disruption on the Tube network tomorrow.

There will be a with a high chance of no Underground services until 8am on Friday. 

Passengers who rely on Tube connections are advised to work from home or consider different modes and allow extra time to travel 

Other TfL services will run, but are likely to be significantly busier and some stations on London Overground may open later than usual. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:30 pm  

A warning has been issued by firefighters following a kitchen fire in a flat in Battersea.

The brigade were called to a fire on the 21st floor of a flat on Culvert Road around 9am this morning.

Two people left the affected flat and they were treated at the scene for smoke inhalation.

The advice is never to leave unattended cooking on a grill or hob and turn the heat off before leaving the room.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

It’s unclear whether or not Sutton or Kingston Council have told their waste company they need to improve.

Both Merton and Croydon have publicly issued Veolia with a Service Improvement Notice.

The four of them form the South London Waste Partnership.

Sutton Councillor Ben Andrew had this to say when questioned.

We’ve contacted both councils for further comment.

Veolia says they’re “disappointed” to receive the notice, and will be responding in line with contractual requirements. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:58 pm  

More vulnerable children in Surrey are to be moved into homes with foster families.

Surrey County Council plans to get 22 children out of residential homes into long term foster placements by 2024.

Joining the Big Fostering Partnership which recruits foster carers will help reduce its children’s placement budget by £5 million.

According to the Local Democracy Reporting service 140 out of 1080 children were in regulated residential placements at the end of last year.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Surrey Police have launched phase two of their initiative to prevent criminal and sexual child exploitation.

A video which has already had over one million views on social media platforms was shown in cinemas over half term.

The aim is to help people in business, schools and community areas to spot the signs of abuse.

Temporary Detective Inspector Becky Molyneux explains some of the warning signs 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:10 pm  

Swiss billionaire Hansjorg Wyss claims he's been offered the chance to buy Chelsea from Roman Abramovich

Parliament heard the Russian is hastily selling his UK properties, with the government here considering imposing sanctions on the oligarch following the invasion of Ukraine.

Wyss says he'd be interested in the club but only as part of a consortium.

The Financial Times' Simon Kuper says it's becoming inevitable Abramovich will have to sell.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:26 pm  

Surrey Highways say they’ve now dealt with over 1,000 incidents following Storms Eunice and Franklin

They continue to clear large trees across the county, but say “service is beginning to return to normal”.

One of the more disruptive trees was at Ewell West station, which caused problems for those travelling between London and Epsom.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:10 pm  

The leader of Hounslow Council will stand down at the next election

Steve Curran says it’s due to “illness”.

He says it’s been an “honour and a privilege” to serve Hounslow and Syon Ward since 2010.

He praised how, during the pandemic, everyone “came together to support and help others in the most difficult of circumstances”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:08 am  

Chelsea aim to put their League Cup final disappointment behind them when they travel to Luton in the FA Cup later

It's their first match since Sunday's penalty shoot-out defeat to Liverpool, and victory would keep their hopes of a second Wembley appearance of the season alive.

But boss Thomas Tuchel wouldn't be drawn on whether the competition is now their best chance of silverware this season.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:31 am  

Police patrols have been stepped up across South Western Railway services, to tackle anti-social behaviour

They’re targeting hotspots including Southampton Central and Woking.

The force is also looking at areas where railway staff have been victims of verbal or physical abuse.

During one operation at Waterloo, three missing people were found and safeguarded, and a man was arrested for possessing an offensive weapon.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:11 am  

Two teenagers are appearing in court today, accused of mugging a boy in Roehampton

Police were called to Wanborough Drive on Sunday evening, after it was reported a teenager had been assaulted by a group who stole his jacket and other possessions.

A video has been circulating of the incident, but police are asking people to avoid sharing it now the hearing is underway.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:06 am  

Tuesday 1 March 2022

Two new pedestrian crossings are planned for a busy road in Putney.

It’s hoped they’ll be installed on Lower Richmond Road, near the Roskell Road and Stanbridge Road junctions.

They’re to help people access the shops, as well as pupils at Floreat and Oasis academies.

Wandsworth Council have approved the plans, and they’ve been passed to Transport for London.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:30 pm  

Former Tottenham footballer Chris Armstrong has been told he's narrowly avoided jail after punching a Tesco worker in the face and causing £2,000 of damage to a store.

The ex-striker, who's now 50, was fined £180 and given an 18-month community order after pleading guilty to the offence in Chelsea last summer.

The judge said she was "just about persuaded" Armstrong shouldn't go to prison.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Households across Surrey are being encouraged to claim up to £10,000 to make their homes more energy efficient.

The grant project, run by Action Surrey, provides money for cavity wall insulation, loft insulation and solar renewable technology

Surrey county council’s Marisa Heath says the funding is a “great opportunity for homeowners” to find ways to lower their energy bills. 

Grants are available on a first-come, first-serve basis to residents living in a hard-to-heat home and on a low income.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:30 pm  

Police have released images of a man and a woman they’re hunting for in connection with a fraud investigation in West Molesey.

A elderly woman was withdrawing cash from at ATM at Tesco superstore when she was approached by the suspects.

They told her the machine was broken and that they would retrieve her card for her and return it to her home address.

The two suspects then fraudulently used the card to withdraw nearly £1000 from the victim’s account.

You can view the images of them on our Radio Jackie website, anyone with information is urged to contact police on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:40 pm  

Catalytic converter thefts in South-West London reportedly dropped by more than a third in January.

That’s what police are saying, after their crackdown that month.

Wandsworth had 108 incidents of theft from a vehicle, which is its lowest figure since February 2015, except for April 2020 during lockdown.

The operation included a Range Rover which was recovered within five minutes of being stolen.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

The MP for Wimbledon is among those writing to the Prime Minister asking for more to be done to help Ukranian refugees.

Stephen Hammond is calling for support to be given to the “first safe havens”, such as Poland and Hungary.

Home Secretary Priti Patel has ruled out a visa waiver, but said the families of those with citizenship can come to the UK for one year. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

The Deputy Prime Minister has rejected a request by Ukraine's president to enforce a "no-fly" zone - to block Russia's offensive from the air

But Dominic Raab, who’s also the Esher MP, thinks UK sanctions and military support to Ukraine is having an impact on the ground.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:23 pm  

Road congestion in London has hit its highest level this year, with a Tube strike causing huge traffic disruption

Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union have walked out for 24 hours in a dispute on jobs, pensions and conditions.

All Underground services have been suspended, which is having a knock-on effect on the wider rail network, roads and buses.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:14 pm  

A woman who started kicking a Christmas tree display when her card was declined in Clapham has been fined

Lesley Grilli was seen on video shouting at staff in the Clapham Common Waitrose.

She spat at one employee, but the person was behind plexi glass at the time.

She’s had to pay around £600.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:17 am  

Hear from a man from Surrey who's about to join the fight in Ukraine

 Russian forces are gathering in even greater numbers near Ukraine's capital - with satellite images showing a 40 mile convoy of military vehicles near Kyiv.

A military base on the edge of the city's also been targeted with airstrikes overnight.

Meanwhile, Boris Johnson's visiting neighbouring countries later - he's urging western unity against Russia.

The Prime Minister's heading to Poland and Estonia, where he'll insist Vladimir Putin must 'feel the consequences'.

Ukraine's president's encouraging people from around the world to come and join the fight.

Leon Dawson is from Surrey, he has no combat experience, but he's about to answer the call.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:42 am  

Thousands of London Underground workers are striking today because of a dispute over jobs, pensions and conditions

Commuters are being advised to work from home if they can.

Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union are also set to walkout on Thursday, when there's likely to be similar levels of disruption.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:11 am  

Monday 28 February 2022

Police have released images of a man they want to speak to in connection with serious assault in West Norwood.

On the 26th November, the victim, a man in his 40s was pushing his niece in a pram  along Chapel Road when he accidently ran over an unknown man’s foot.

The man reacted by punching the victim so hard in the face that it broke his eye socket, later requiring three courses of surgery.

The suspect is described as a black man, aged in his 30s, approximately 5ft 9inches tall and of slim build.

Anyone with information is urged to contact police on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:05 pm  

We’re once again being asked to keep an eye out for toads in Ham.

They’re beginning their annual carriageway cross at Church Street, and are making their way to the pools to spawn.

Over 100,000 toads are helped across the roads by volunteers each year across the UK.

There’s going to be a diversion in place to avoid the closed road, which is via Ham Gate Avenue, Upper Ham Road, and Church Road.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:10 pm  

Chelsea Foundation trustees have not yet agreed to take over “custody and care” of the club as requested by owner Roman Abramovich following Russia's invasion of Ukraine

Their lawyers are working to see whether what is being proposed can actually be put into effect under UK charity law.

Speaking after his side's League Cup final defeat on penalties to Liverpool, Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel admitted he'd not spoken to Abramovich about the situation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:16 pm  

Commuters are being warned of severe disruption to tube services this week because of strikes by thousands of workers

Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union are in a dispute over jobs, pensions and conditions.

The planned action is due to take place on Tuesday and Thursday across all tube lines but is likely to impact Wednesday and Friday services too.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:52 am  

The Chelsea boss is defending Kepa's performance at the League Cup final

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel insists Kepa Arrizabalaga cannot shoulder any blame for their 11-10 penalty shoot-out defeat to Liverpool in the League Cup final.

Their goalkeeper came off the bench in the closing stages of extra time but ended up seeing his own spot kick go over the bar.

Tuchel says there's a real sense of togetherness in the group that helps them come through all sorts of situations.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:37 am  

A man is in hospital in a life threatening condition after being attacked near West Croydon station

Just after midnight on Sunday morning, police found the 38-year-old with head injuries.

It’s believed he was assaulted by a group of around seven people, who fled towards the Centrale shopping centre.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:06 am  

Sunday 27 February 2022

After British Airway’s technical issues at Heathrow on Saturday, passengers are being advised to check their flights before travelling.

Long haul flights were unaffected by the problems which caused several delays to short haul services.

The airline has also cancelled flights from Heathrow Airport between the UK and Moscow because of airspace restrictions.

At Gatwick flights between the UK and Ukraine have been cancelled following the closure of Ukrainian airspace.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:58 pm  

Officers are appealing for witnesses after a man was seriously injured in an attack in Croydon.

Shortly after midnight officers on patrol came across a 38-year-old man with head injuries near West Croydon Railway Station.

The man was taken to hospital where he remains in a life-threatening condition. His next of kin have been informed.

It’s believed the man was assaulted by a group of around seven people who left the scene towards the Centrale Shopping Centre.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

The Liberal Democrats have requested a show of solidarity with Ukraine when Chelsea play Liverpool at Wembley this afternoon.

They’re calling for fans to be able to demonstrate their support for the Ukrainian people ahead of the Carabao Cup Final.

Kingston and Surbiton MP Ed Davey is among three MPs calling on the Chair of the English Football League Rick Parry.

Their letter comes in the wake of the Everton vs Manchester City Premier League match yesterday evening, where fans of both teams showed their support.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:54 pm  

Mole Valley’s parking permit scheme is being simplified.

Residents currently have 14 permit options to choose from; this will reduce to 4.

The council says the new scheme will also reduce the overall cost for the majority of those living and working in the borough.

Permits will be easily identifiable as Gold, Silver, Bronze and Concessionary and will be available from the end of next month.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:05 am  

Hounslow Council says it distributed more than £130,000 worth of free school meal vouchers during last week’s half-term.

Eligible families are entitled to £15 a week per child which they can claim online or through the post.

The scheme includes children living outside the borough that attend Hounslow's schools.

Schools receive extra funding for every child who claims.

The money goes towards tailored support for children from low-income households.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:05 am  

Battersea is being turned into an outdoor art gallery.

FRAMED, an exhibition by Wandsworth Council, will see 32 lamp-posts transformed into works of art.

The images that will be displayed have been selected by artists featured in the digital project, “Wandsworth Art.”

It launched in 2020 after the Covid pandemic cancelled all exhibitions and events, including the annual Wandsworth Artist Open House.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:03 am  

The fight to save Richmond’s trees has stepped up a gear.

The authority has written to the Government formally asking for a review on legislation surrounding Tree Preservation Orders.

Richmond Councillor Julia Neden-Watts says the action has been prompted by a recent tree felling in Twickenham.

She says the move, which the council was powerless to prevent, caused anger and distress with residents.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:03 am  

Met Police officers are out recruiting in Wimbledon town centre today.

They’re on The Broadway as part of a four-day initiative which began on Thursday.

They’re also addressing community concerns on safety in the town.

Police Sergeant Pardeep Sanghera says working for the Met is always varied.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:03 am  

The Royal Marsden has been awarded two funding grants for projects that will advance the earlier and faster detection of cancer.

£730,000 will be used to offer whole body MRI scans to patients with an inherited cancer gene.

£1.4 million will be used to help The Marsden roll out liquid biopsies of pancreatic and bile duct cancers in six London hospitals.

The money is coming as part of a competition, launched in March last year, by Twickenham based SBRI Healthcare.

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