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Saturday 2 April 2022

A Surbiton-based Campaign group says a digger has reduced the site of a Victorian waterworks to what they describe as a martian landscape


Members of SWAG, the Seething Wells Action Group have been trying to save the filter beds on the 14-acre former industrial site.

They say they’re now worried that a wall next to the river could have been left unsupported.

The owners of the site Cascina have said work is being done to stop walls collapsing and flooding.

A petition to save the filter beds and turn the area into a nature reserve has attracted thousands of signatures.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:37 pm  

14 people remain in custody at a West London police station following arrests during a protest at an oil terminal in Staines


14 people remain in custody at a West London police station following arrests during a protest at an oil terminal in Staines.

Officers were called yesterday after several protesters blocked the entrance to the terminal on Bedfont Road.

Some suspended themselves on Bamboo tripods, others were locked to oil drums.

It’s understood those arrested could face charges of aggravated trespass and criminal damage.

Altogether ten oil terminals around the UK were targeted by climate change protesters.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:34 pm  

Children at a school in Roehampton will be “reading for refugees” this Easter holiday.

Pupils at Ibstock Place have vowed to take part in the nationwide ‘Read for Refugees Sunflower Challenge.’ 

They’re being encouraged to get sponsorship for each book they complete.

They can mark their progress by colouring in a petal per book on a downloadable sunflower. 

The challenge takes its name from the national flower of Ukraine. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:02 am  

Teddington’s RNLI team is marking its first ever all-female call out.

The station’s lifeboat was launched following reports of an empty rowing boat with its engine still running in reverse. 

The tide was rising, and the river flow was strong, leading to fears the boat’s owner may be in trouble. 

However, they were found safe and well a short time later.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 am  

“Have a picnic, not a BBQ” - that’s the request from The Royal Parks as the summer months approach.

Last year, several lizards were killed, and ancient woodland were destroyed by a grassland blaze in Richmond Park.

The charity says fires often start when people position their BBQs under large trees which could be hundreds of years old. 

Some have become hollow over time, creating a chimney effect when a fire starts, enabling it to spread.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:20 am  

A young deer has been saved from certain death by a walker in Addlestone.

The animal had become tangled in chicken wire in woodland last Sunday and was dangling upside down. 

The RSPCA says it doesn’t know how long it had been struggling to free itself. 

Muntjac deer are considered an invasive alien species and cannot legally be released back into the wild if taken into care.

They can only be legally released in-situ, which is what officers decided to do. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:39 am  

Thames Water is installing a new £1 million sewer pipe in Kingston to help protect properties from flooding.

The company will be replacing a 45-metre-long section of the current pipe in Eden Street.

Works are due to start on Monday and should be finished by early July. 

Unprecedented levels of rainfall have hit parts of the country over the last year, leading to flooded roads and properties.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:37 am  

Friday 1 April 2022

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel is confident captain Cesar Azpilicueta will remain at Stamford Bridge after triggering his one-year contract extension.

Barcelona are reportedly keen on the right back, while they also want defenders Andreas Christensen and Antonio Rudiger on free transfers.

Chelsea can't renew their deals under financial restrictions.

Tuchel understands why other clubs are keen.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

An allegedly rare watch has been stolen in a burglary in Walton.

It’s believed to have happened last Friday, with the suspect entering through the front door.

The person conducted an “untidy” search, before taking a Breitling Colt 44 watch and cash.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

A new school catering to children with special needs has opened in Effingham.

As there are only 40 spaces, staff at Aurora Poppyfield say they are able to identify individual needs and offer a personalised curriculum.

The name is a tribute to the building’s past, being situated on the site of the former Royal British Legion.

Poppyfield is the latest service in the Aurora portfolio which has 17 specialist services across England.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

A man from Hounslow is among three found guilty of smuggling drugs inside boxes of sweet potatoes.

The National Crime Agency started their investigation in 2018, after nearly 35 kilos of cannabis was seized in Hackney.

They seized 94 packages of drugs on a flight from Jamaica.

Jon Eatwall, from the NCA, says “The drugs they trafficked would have been sold across London and could have fuelled further crime and violence”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

A search has started at a Hertfordshire farm to find the remains of a woman murdered more than 50 years ago.

Muriel McKay was kidnapped from her home in Wimbledon in 1969 by two men who mistook her for the wife of media tycoon, Rupert Murdoch.

The brothers were convicted of the 55-year-old's murder - but her body was never found.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:30 pm  

Thousands of people are expected to line the banks of the Thames on Sunday for the return of the Oxford Cambridge Boat Race.

The course stretches over 4.2 miles of tidal Thames between Putney and Mortlake.

Tokyo Gold Olympic Champion, Grace Prendergast, will be rowing for Cambridge.  

She’s looking forward to switching rowing in Ely to rowing the famous Thames course. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Police are investigating reports of a hate crime in Addlestone.

At 9pm on Friday 25th March the victim, driving a black BMW, got out of his car to speak to the driver of a grey Ford Focus behind him. 

The passenger of the Ford Focus, got out and became verbally abusive, threatening the victim and using racist language.

The suspect’s described as White, male in his 20s or early 30s, around 5ft 10, of slim build with short dark hair.

Police are urging any witnesses or anyone with information to contact them on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

A man from Teddington has been jailed for life after being found guilty of the murder of his cousin.

40 year old Jerome Bailey was sentenced to a minimum of 18 years following a hearing at Croydon Crown Court.

In July 2019, Bailey fatally stabbed 40 year old Tesfa Campbell in broad daylight on Latchmere Road in Battersea.

Members of the public rushed to Mr Campbell’s aid while waiting for emergency services, but he died later in hospital.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

A serving Police Community Support Officer has been charged with outraging public decency in Croydon.

Kevin Philips will appear in court today.

It relates to a video that’s been circulating online, which came to the attention of police late at night on Wednesday.

Philips has been suspended from duty, and a referral has been made to the Independent Office for Police Conduct.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

As energy bills soar today, there's a warning they could be pushed up even more in the coming months.

The price cap's increased, meaning average annual bills could hit almost £2,000. 

However, over a third of homes in Kingston and Richmond fall into council tax bands E to F. 

This is above the national average of 15% and these homeowners are not eligible for a tax rebate. 

Adam Scorer from National Energy Action says government support isn't enough.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:10 pm  

Most people in England will now have to fork out for Covid lateral flow tests

Charges are being introduced today - starting at around two-pounds a swab, if they're bought in a pack.

They're still free for some though, like certain NHS and prison staff.

There are concerns - like among these people in Sutton - that the cost will put people off testing, even if they've got symptoms.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:07 pm  

Free coronavirus testing ends for most people in England from today

There are exceptions though - for some NHS staff and high-risk groups.

The changes are part of the government's 'living with Covid' plan.

Anyone with symptoms is being urged to 'try' to stay home.

Patricia Thoroughgood - who works at a pharmacy in Sutton - thinks most people won't bother paying for a test.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:29 am  

At least six people have been arrested after climate activists blocked a number of oil terminals in England, including near Heathrow

The campaign groups Just Stop Oil and Extinction Rebellion say they've stopped several tankers leaving seven sites near London, Birmingham and Southampton this morning.

West Midlands Police has asked people to avoid Birmingham’s Wood Lane - one of the affected areas - while the arrests took place at three locations in Thurrock.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:18 am  

A Met Police officer will appear in court this morning, after being charged with child pornography offences

PC Swaleh Chaudhry was arrested in Wandsworth on Wednesday, while he was off-duty.

He’s been suspended, and a referral has been made to the Independent Office for Police Conduct.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:02 am  

A nurse who leads thousands of other nurses at St George’s, Epsom and St Helier hospitals has been awarded an MBE

Arlene Wellman is the Group Chief Nurse, and has been in the profession for 26 years.

She says she “had known from an early age” that she wanted to help people, and she’s “so humbled” to receive the honour.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:41 am  

A fundraiser for Ukraine is taking place in New Malden today

Money raised from the sale of homemade Indian snacks and bakes will go to the DEC Humanitarian appeal.

The event is taking place at Sweety’s Newsagent’s in Elm Road between 10 and 4pm.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:02 am  

Thursday 31 March 2022

The RSPCA was called out fewer times in 2021 in both London and Surrey compared to 2020.

In each county, it dropped around 10%.

The charity is urging people to pick up litter they see, and take theirs home with them.

Scientific Officer Evie Button it’s one of the biggest hazards wildlife face today, and 40% of litter-related callouts were to do with fishing.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

A strike at Croydon Hospital has been called off after staff won a 24% pay rise.

Porters and cleaners were due to walk out on Monday in a dispute over wages and sick pay.

G4S has offered the rise, with backpay and an occupational sick pay scheme.

Regional Organiser Helen O’Connor says “all they were asking for was to be treated fairly”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

Police are urging people to make sure valuables are securely locked away after a burglary in Ashtead last night.

The incident happened at 8 o’clock on Agates lane.

It’s believed the suspects gained entry to the property via a rear window.

Officers are urging resident to lock away garden tools and ladders, or anything which might help a burglar climb or break into your home.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

A serving Police Community Support Officer has been arrested on suspicion of outraging public decency in Croydon.

The arrest relates to a video which has been circulating online. 

The PCSO, who is attached to the Met’s Roads and Transport Policing Command, remains in custody.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:45 pm  

A serving Police Community Support Officer has been arrested on suspicion of outraging public decency.

The arrest relates to a video which has been circulating online. 

The PCSO, who is attached to the Met’s Roads and Transport Policing Command, remains in custody.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

People across New Malden and Worcester Park are being invited to a “get to know your GP practice” event on Saturday.

Staff from six surgeries including Roselawn, The Groves and Holmwood will be on hand to offer advice. 

Visitors will also get the chance to have their blood pressure, height and weight checked. 

The event is being held between 10am and 12 noon at United Reformed Church in Malden Road. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

A swimming club in Elmbridge has collectively swum 215 miles to raise money for Ukraine.

Among the swimmers at Elmbridge Phoenix was a 7-year-old who covered 48 lengths in an hour.

Together, they raised over £5,600.

Deputy Head Coach Lizzie Sawkings says she’s “incredibly proud” of what they’ve achieved for “such an important cause”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

It's the last day the majority of people in England will be able to get lateral flow test kits for free

From tomorrow, only those who are at risk of serious Covid symptoms or work in high-risk settings will be able to get them without paying.

There are reports of low stock, though.

Pharmacist Rahul Daya in South-West London has concerns.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:11 pm  

There's been snow as far south as London and Surrey following last week's spring sunshine

A cold snap has moved in across the UK, after temperatures hit 20 degrees Celsius just days ago.

The Met Office has issued a further warning for ice across the east coast of England and Scotland, which comes into effect tonight.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:35 pm  

It’s unknown what caused a fire at a shop in Balham

Emergency crews were called just after 2.30 this morning to Bedford Hill.

A gas cylinder was destroyed, and two more had to be removed as a precaution.

There are no reports of any injuries, and the cause has been recorded as undetermined.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:08 am  

A man from Epsom is due to be sentenced for murder today

22 year old Martin Eastwood drove at Liam Dent in a stolen car following a confrontation outside a pub in Chessington in 2019. 

The 25-year-old became caught under the vehicle, which then drove away at speeds of up to 32mph. 

Eastwood was found guilty of murder earlier this month. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:41 am  

British Airways passengers are continuing to face long delays at Heathrow, after a technical issue left flights cancelled

One customer's been told it'll be two days before she's re-booked - accusing the airline of 'silence' over what's gone on.

BA says the fault that caused the problem's been fixed.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:33 am  

A 20-year-old long-Covid sufferer from New Malden says she feels forgotten by the Government

Tanysha Dissanayake was a pro-tennis player studying for her A levels when she became ill last April. 

She now struggles to get out of bed, is breathless, can’t walk very far and has had to give up the sport she loves. 

Tanysha says the decision to drop masks and free testing means she’s having to put her life on hold even further.    

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:02 am  

Wednesday 30 March 2022

British Airways says its operation at Heathrow Terminal 5 experienced a technical issue this afternoon

The airline says it's now been resolved and it's resuming flight processes.

It's apologised to customers who have been inconvenienced.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:04 pm  

The Office of Rail and Road says it's prosecuting Transport for London and Tram Operations Limited over their involvement in the 2016 Croydon tram crash

The ORR said driver Alfred Dorris would also face criminal charges.

Seven passengers were killed and 51 injured in Croydon when a tram toppled over and spun off track after hitting a curve 33mph faster than the legal limit on November 9, 2016.

A date is to be set shortly for the hearing expected to take place at Croydon Magistrates’ Court.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:07 pm  

Wimbledon have appointed Mark Bowen as their new manager until the end of the season

He replaces Mark Robinson in charge of the League One club, with the task of keeping them in the division.

They're currently in the final relegation place, one point off safety.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:55 pm  

A councillor for Spelthorne has died

 Mary Madams was the Mayor in 2019, and held various roles during her time there.

She first elected to represent Laleham and Shepperton Green in 2003.

The authority’s flag will be flown at half-mast to pay respect to her.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:05 pm  

A little bit of football history is returning to Barnes

Barnes FC is being re-established as a community club after its demise in the 1970s.

In the 1860s, the founder of the club, Ebenezer Morley helped establish the Football Association rules that defines the modern game.

New manager, Kehinde Enisan, is one of the many volunteers bringing the club back to life.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Justice Secretary, and MP for Esher and Walton, Dominic Raab's not happy with the decision to free from jail the mother of Baby P

The little boy died after months of abuse in north London.

The 40-year-old mother was jailed in 2009 over the 17-month-old's death.

Baby Peter suffered more than 50 injuries.

She's been refused parole three times in the past seven years.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Ikea is to close its Tottenham store.

The Swedish retailer says the move is part of longer-term plans for London.

These include opening more small format stores like the one that’s just launched in Hammersmith.  

The decision affects around 450 staff who its hoped will be offered positions elsewhere.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Staines Town FC says it has suspended its operations due to a dispute with its landlord.

The non-league club has temporarily suspended fixtures due to the row.

It has made a series of serious allegations regarding investment firm Downing LLP, which funds operations of the club’s landlord, The Thames Club.  

Downing LLP has responded saying the club's claims were "untrue".

Staines Town FC has issued the following statement :

In the first instance, STFC has an obligation under The Modern Slavery Act 2015 to ensure that our business and supply chains are free from human trafficking and slavery. Our actions, as a full member of The English Football Association (The FA), are compliant and fully concur with The FA statement on Slavery and Human Trafficking (See attached below). This statement and the adherence to The Modern Slavery Act 2015, has also been adopted by every other National Football Association within the United Kingdom and its major member clubs. Of particular interest to those involved at all levels of football, both within the UK and globally, it has also come to our attention through both substantive and vast evidence from various sources, that Downing LLP, who control and fund the operation of our Landlord, The Thames Club, may be involved through its other holdings in the financing of large scale bribery and corruption. This includes the current funding of a Swiss Bank with international operations that has been found guilty in the United States Federal Court of conspiring to launder over $36 million USD in bribes to officials within the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) and other football federations.  These bribes were in furtherance of a scheme in which sports marketing companies bribed football officials in exchange for broadcasting rights to football matches.

 After the guilty verdicts were handed down, The US Attorney’s Office described the scandal by saying, “The business and its employees facilitated bribes and its compliance department turned a blind eye to glaring red flags of money laundering. This Office will hold accountable those corporations or individuals that use the American banking system for corrupt ends. As today’s resolution makes clear, financial institutions that become complicit in their clients’ efforts to launder illicit funds face significant penalties.”

 “Today’s resolution sends a strong message to all financial institutions that if they knowingly misuse our financial system to hide their clients’ criminal proceeds or to promote a corrupt scheme, they will be held to account. From the time of the first FIFA-related indictment, the Department has promised to hold accountable the financial institutions involved in this global criminal scheme. We are delivering on that promise.” “The business pursued the profit it could make laundering corrupt funds derived from a criminal scheme run by powerful FIFA officials. Their behaviour has earned them the equivalent of a red card, and the money the bank now owes the U.S. government is more than double what it admits to laundering. The FBI operates globally with our international partners, and our message to those who may be looking to profit from similar schemes is simple – the penalties for this type of play are steep. Stay within the rules.”  

 Investigation will relentlessly pursue corruption across borders, including financial institutions that facilitate or conceal criminal activity. This should put others on notice that aiding in corruption will cost you millions.”  Elsewhere, we have also been provided with vast amounts of evidence, that Downing LLP, may be involved through its other holdings in the financing of Environmental Crimes, Price Fixing, Deforestation, Forced Evictions, Human Rights Abuses, Child Labour, Slavery, Gender Discrimination and Murder.

Subsequently, we also believe that Downing LLP may be guilty of Fraud through deliberate misrepresentation of its core ethics to induce prospective investors into allocating capital to them. This includes but is not limited to its ESG representations, its UNGC membership and its 12 Responsible Investor Principles.

 Amnesty International after years of thorough investigation, described one of the companies that Downing LLP has invested in, in the following terms, ‘They have built their business on a foundation of human rights abuse. They have also profited from abuses that took place during their investment and in some cases these businesses have colluded in the commission of human rights abuses and engaged in and profit from serious human rights abuses.’ As a separate matter we also have reason to believe that Downing LLP may have breached the Russia (Sanctions) (EU Exit) (Amendment) Regulations 2022, as Downing LLP seems to have been involved in obtaining a benefit from carrying on business of economic significance to the Government of Russia as well as carrying on a business with a Government of Russia affiliated entity. There are further grounds that Downing LLP, may have, through its holdings, made funds and economic resources available to at least one designated person and engaged in activities that circumvent an asset freeze under UK statute

This follows nearly four years of actions against STFC by Downing LLP through its holdings in The Thames Club, that includes but is not limited to the purposeful derogation of STFC rights granted under the terms of its lease. This has included the removal of several major sources of club revenue and facilities that should have been available to STFC, alongside other negative actions, all of which have been previously well documented by STFC. All of this has had a severe detrimental effect upon the financial running of the club and hence, negative team performances and all other club business. As a result of the clubs downward spiral, we have suffered defamation, ridicule, threats and abuse, much of which we have had to accept in the knowledge that the general public were not aware of the appalling depths to which Downing LLP operations have seemingly sunk to via its apparent funding of the most heinous, nefarious and barbaric crimes within our society. STFC believes that the strategy of Downing LLP, (who seem to have proven via its investment holdings in a business that was found guilty of the bribery and corruption of FIFA officials, that they have no regard whatsoever for a community football club or for the greater good of football), is to execute the purposeful and controlled decline of STFC and thus realise the land value at Wheatsheaf Park through development. We have spent vast amounts of our own external capital, with almost no operating income at the Club, to secure the future of STFC through the purchase of the freehold at Wheatsheaf Park, which has thus far been blocked at every turn.

 We are also obligated to comply with the legislative position within the provisions and stipulations of Section 54 of The Modern Slavery Act 2015 and as a result, we must reiterate, that until the necessary government and institutional investigations have proven beyond reasonable doubt that Downing LLP is not funding modern slavery, and that STFC, its business and supply chains, are free from human trafficking and slavery, we must temporarily suspend our primary operations until the conclusion of this process, which we expect to be treated as a matter of absolute urgency.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

The Wimbledon Foundation says its increased its Coronavirus fund to £2 million so it can continue helping people in need.

 The Foundation is the official charity of The All England Lawn Tennis Club and The Championships.

Elisha Kent Peters is one student who, through the Foundation, was given the chance to work on Centre Court last year. 

The 19 year old says the opportunity taught him valuable life-skills.  

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Harlequins Rugby Club is proposing a redevelopment of its home ground at The Twickenham Stoop

 Work would include a new expanded village area behind the North Stand, designed to give a better experience on match days.

 There would also be new bar and food outlets as well as extra seating for live entertainment.

Work will be completed in time for the 2022/23 season if planning approval is given.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:37 pm  

Three people have been arrested after a fight in Kingston Town Centre, but police are looking for more

Emergency crews were called yesterday just before 4.30pm to Clarence Street.

At least one of the men was seen armed with a machete.

Another had been sprayed with a substance, which was later found to be water.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:15 pm  

Climate activist group Insulate Britain says 117 of its supporters have been charged by police in recent weeks

They say it's for their part in road-blocking protests between September and November last year.

Among the charges are 146 of causing a public nuisance, 137 of wilful obstruction of the highway and 10 of criminal damage.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:28 am  

A community football club in Barnes is looking to return to its former glory of the 1970s

Barnes FC was a formidable club but faded away after its chairman Leslie Kilsby died in 1972. 

It’s now looking to get started again and is appealing for volunteers and sponsors. 

Leslie’s granddaughter, Jan, has high hopes for the future of the club.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:24 am  

An animated film about the importance of “hedgerow highways” has been produced by Surrey Wildlife Trust

It’s hoped that planting more will help stop the decline of many creatures including Hazel Dormice. 

Their population has dropped by over 50% since 1945, which the charity says is due to loss of hedgerows. 

The film features the ancient art of hedge laying and is encouraging rebuilding them anywhere from gardens to open fields.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:09 am  

Tuesday 29 March 2022

Tolworth is going Triassic to mark International Dinosaur Month.

The forecourt outside the station will be turned into an open-air cinema for a special free screening of Jurassic Park.

There will also be a “dino-hunt” weekend and a “dino-dig” at the station.

The month long events are being organised by not-for-profit group, The Community Brain.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:30 pm  

Fulham FC is being urged to rethink its £1,000 season ticket price for its redeveloped Riverside Stand.

The Fulham Supporters Trust says only once has the club charged more than £1,000 for a ticket. 

There’s also concern that the full price list won’t be released until May, so people won’t see the price in context.

Fulham says previous stand ticket holders will have priority, there will be concession offers for the three other stands.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

England Women boss Sarina Wiegman has named a 24-strong squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers against North Macedonia and Northern Ireland.

Chelsea's Bethany England has been recalled, but Fran Kirby misses out through injury.

Wiegman's side have won all six of their qualifying matches so far, scoring 53 goals without reply.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:30 pm  

Baggage staff at Heathrow have voted for strike action.

The walk out, in a row over pay, would take place between April the 8th and 10th. 

The strike would affect all airlines operating out of Heathrow.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Wandsworth Police are hunting for a wanted man.

Thirty eight year old Michael Lee is wanted in connection to a kidnap and Grievous Bodily Harm with intent.

It’s in relation to an incident that happened on Garrett Lane on Saturday the 19th of March.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is urged to contact police on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:30 pm  

Police have released an image of a man they believe can help they with a theft investigation in Chertsey.

At around 9.45am on 11 March a Ford Focus was stolen from the road outside the Pound-stretchers shop on Guildford Street. 

Officers believe the man seen in the CCTV image may have information that can assist them with their investigation. 

Anyone with information is urged to contact police on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

A coroner has ruled the death of Formula 1 boss Max Mosley as suicide.

The 81-year-old died at his home in Chelsea last May.

He was found with “significant injuries consistent with a gunshot wound”.

Westminster Coroner’s Court heard he was receiving palliative care for lymphoma, which he was diagnosed with in 2019.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

Police are hunting for suspects responsible for a cannabis farm in Epsom.

Officers discovered it at a property last Wednesday and numerous cannabis plants were removed.

Investigations are currently ongoing to identify the perpetrators.

Police are urging anyone who suspects there’s a cannabis farm in their area to contact them immediately.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:11 pm  

Kingston born Declan Rice is in contention to be named England captain for the first time when they take on Ivory Coast this evening.

Gareth Southgate is expected to make up to ten changes to the side that beat Switzerland 2-1 at Wembley on Saturday.

Rice tells us, he'd be proud to wear the armband if the opportunity came up.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Number Ten's insisting the Prime Minister didn't mislead Parliament when he said no lockdown rules had been broken - despite police now issuing fines.

Currently, Boris Johnson hasn't received one and Downing Street says it will tell us if he does.

20 are being given out to those who went to Whitehall parties during the pandemic.

The Metropolitan force says it won't reveal individual names.

Kingston and Surbiton MP, Sir Ed Davey, thinks the PM’s position is untenable.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Hampton Court Palace’s Tulip Festival returns next month.

More than 120,000 bulbs have been planted across the site’s gardens.

This year's event will feature over 60 rare varieties inspired by Mary II's famous 17th century collection.

Graham Dillamore is Deputy Head of Gardens and Estates for Historic Royal Palaces.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Around 30 people escaped a fire at a flat in Croydon.

Emergency crews were called just before 10pm yesterday to Newgate.

A balcony belonging to a flat on the sixth floor was destroyed.

There were no reports of any injuries, and the cause is under investigation.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:15 pm  

The UK government says it's 'very concerned' by reports Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich was among three people poisoned during peace talks between Russia and Ukraine

Negotiators are in Turkey today for further effort on agreeing a ceasefire, though delegates from Kyiv are being urged to avoid eating and drinking.

Education minister Will Quince hopes discussions in Istanbul amount to something, calling the violence in Ukraine 'horrific'.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:32 pm  

The Metropolitan Police has confirmed 20 fines will be issued for breaches of Covid rules, following alleged parties held at Downing Street during lockdown

But Scotland Yard won't be sharing who will be handed a fixed penalty notice.

Boris Johnson has previously said he would reveal if he'd been fined.

Labour says he should resign if that's the case.

Streatham Labour MP Bell Ribeiro-Addy has gone a step further, saying “the corrupt cabal running the country were living it up and laughing at everyone else” and that “Johnson and his entourage should resign.”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:25 pm  

A Ukrainian restaurant in Twickenham which has become a hub for donations now has a dedicated website

Prosperity has launched

It has lists of what’s currently needed to help refugees, and details on how to donate to their efforts.

The restaurant says it costs £1,800 to send each lorry of goods to Ukraine.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:04 am  

The Royal Marsden is celebrating a robotic milestone at its Chelsea hospital

Head of Urology, Declan Cahill, has performed his 2,000th robotically assisted prostate procedure. 

A “radical prostatectomy” involves the removal of the prostate gland and some surrounding tissues in men with advanced prostate cancer. 

A typical UK prostate surgeon will carry out around 40 such procedures per year. 

Mr Cahill uses a system called the “da Vinci S” to carry out his procedures. 

The Marsden was the first hospital in England to introduce it.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:37 am  

Doubt's been cast on claims that sanctioned Russian oligarch and Chelsea Owner Roman Abramovich and Ukrainian peace negotiators were victims of a poisoning earlier this month

The investigative website Bellingcat, which uncovered details about the Salisbury spy poisonings, says they suffered eye and skin pain.

But a US official says its own intelligence suggests an environmental factor was to blame instead.

The country has previously said that the use of chemical weapons would trigger a response from it.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:21 am  

Sutton United are gearing up for their first Wembley final in over 40 years this weekend

A bus is touring the borough today, with the chance for fans to take photos with club members and the EFL trophy.

The bus will leave Sutton United Football Club in Gander Green Lane at 12 noon and will tour the district (without stopping) until 2pm.

At 2pm until 6pm it will be parked in Sutton High Street ( Trinity Square) when there will be an opportunity to meet the manager and players, have photos taken, meet the club mascot, Jenny the Giraffe, see the trophy and buy official merchandise- ready for the club's appearance at Wembley on Sunday 3rd April.

They’re up against Rotherham United on Sunday, who are top of League One.

Chairman Bruce Elliott says while Sutton may not be favourites on paper, they’ll still do the side justice.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:03 am  

Monday 28 March 2022

A man and a cat have been rescued from a fire in Morden.

Crews were called late on Saturday evening to Marham Gardens.

The man was taken to hospital, and the cat was treated by a vet.

Both the Fire Brigade and the Police are investigating the cause of the blaze.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

It's exactly 100 days until the Women's European Championships get underway in England.

The host nation are among the favourites, and head into the tournament on the back of success at the recent Arnold Clark Cup.

Chelsea defender Millie Bright says that has given them confidence to go on and lift the trophy in July.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:30 pm  

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich and Ukrainian peace negotiators apparently suffered symptoms of suspected 'chemical weapons' poisoning earlier this month.

The investigative website Bellingcat claims the Russian oligarch was among three people affected while attending talks between Kyiv and Moscow.

The Wall Street Journal says their health's since improved - and their lives aren't in danger.

Reporter Sally Lockwood, who's in Lviv in western Ukraine, says the reports are extraordinary.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

A nurse at St George’s Hospital in Tooting has scooped a lifetime achievement award.

44-year-old Edi Lorusso netted 60% of the public vote for her work fighting thrombosis.

Edi says she’s “honoured just to be amongst the great nominees, let alone win”.

She joined the hospital in 2000, and since then has been invited to participate in parliamentary debates due to her work.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

A man gas pleaded guilty to being over the drink drive limit after an collision in Chertsey.

47-year-old Ernest Masango was arrested after crashing into a taxi whilst on the Six Crossroads Roundabout.

He’s been disqualified from driving for two years, ordered to complete 80 hours of unpaid work and a rehabilitation programme.

Two other people from Ashford and Staines arrested over surrey police’s Christmas crackdown have also been found guilty.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Dame Cressida Dick's going to be leaving her post in April, after 38 years as a police officer.

She was the first woman to become commissioner for the Metropolitan Police - but her time was marred by several scandals - including the kidnap in Clapham and murder of Sarah Everard by a serving officer.

Her deputy Sir Stephen House will act up until someone permanent's recruited.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:16 pm  

It’s now been 21 games without a win for AFC Wimbledon

The Dons lost 1-0 to Cambridge United at Plough Lane this weekend, their fifth consecutive loss.

Head Coach Mark Robinson says his team “couldn’t get any momentum going”.

It’s left them fourth-bottom in League One.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:38 pm  

An eight-year-old boy has been taken to hospital after a collision in Mitcham

Emergency crews were called just before 1pm on Saturday to Clarendon Grove.

He was treated at the scene, before being taken to hospital, where he’s in a serious but stable condition.

The driver stopped at the scene and is helping police with their enquiries.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:04 am  

Chelsea boss Emma Hayes has described their 9-nil Women's Super League demolition of Leicester as their most "ruthless" display of the season

The victory moves them a point clear of Arsenal at the top of the table.

Hayes says everything about the performance was pleasing.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:26 am  

Four teenagers have been arrested after a knife fight in Croydon Town Centre

At around 6pm last Thursday, a CCTV operator saw it happen in the vicinity of Frith Road.

Two machetes and one Rambo knife were recovered by police afterwards.

All four have been bailed pending further enquiries.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:32 am  

Staff at 10 London universities, including at Roehampton and St. Mary 's in Twickenham, are striking today

They’re taking five days of industrial action over pay, a 35% cut to guaranteed pension income and working conditions.

It comes as a survey reveals that two thirds of university staff are considering leaving the sector all together.

In total, staff at 67 universities across the country are taking industrial action.  

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:01 am  

Sunday 27 March 2022

Detectives are asking the public to help them identify a man they want to speak to, after a woman was raped in Croydon.

Police were called shortly after 9pm on 3 December after the woman reported she had been raped at her home address. 

You can see an E-Fit of the man on the news pages of the Radio Jackie website. 

If you have any information that could help, then you are asked to contact police on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:49 pm  

A church in New Malden has launched its very own Cinema Club.

Christ Church, in Coombe Road, is opening its lounge doors once a month on Friday evenings. 

A range of “thought provoking films” are being shown accompanied by drinks, popcorn and after-screening discussions.

The church hopes it will bring people of all ages from across the community together.  

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:48 pm  

The Queen’s Promenade in Kingston was chosen to have a new living memorial for Jewish refugees early last week.

The UK programme involves planting 80 oak saplings in locations with significant meaning for Jewish refugees and Holocaust survivors.

Kingston's oak was planted in memory of Erna Winter, who set up a café in London which became a meeting place for many refugees from Central Europe.

Winter’s family continue to live in Thames Ditton.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:46 pm  

Drivers at three bus depots in South-West London are due to walk out on strike tomorrow morning in a dispute over pay

As John Beesley reports the dispute is likely to bring rush-hour disruption for thousands of commuters.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:05 am  

New research is suggesting that men have fewer opportunities to express their grief

With this in mind, Princess Alice Hospice has organised a “Talk the Walk” 10-mile walking event on April the 9th.

Claire Woodward is part of the Hospice’s community and events team.

She says it’s important that the walk was designed with men in mind.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:05 am  

A new event at Princess Alice Hospice in Esher is aiming to get men to open up about their grief

“Talk the Walk” is a 10-mile stroll taking place on the 9th of April and will include entry to that afternoon’s Esher rugby match.

Bereavement Lead at Princess Alice, Sarah Friggieri, says men’s grief is no less intense than women’s.

But she says they are conditioned to deal with it in a different way.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:03 am  

Britain’s “Roaring 20s” are being celebrated as part of a free exhibition at the National Archives in Kew

Visitors between now and June will find a diverse collection of documents and stories from the decade.

The “Beyond the Roar” memorabilia includes international peace treaties, photographs, textile samples and lonely hearts adverts. 

Visitors will also have the opportunity to step inside a recreation of the infamous 43 Club in Soho.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:12 am  

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