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Saturday 21 May 2022

It’s emerged work on Hampton Court bridge over-ran because corrosion damage was discovered

The structure was part closed in January for an expected period of four months, but the additional work increased this to five months.

The work being carried out involved creating bollards to separate pedestrians and vehicles.

Surrey County Council says the corrosion was detected and treated before it got any worse.

The authority says this resulted in money being saved in the long term and traffic disruption being minimised. 



posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:04 pm  

Kingston Council has been granted £400,000 to help it “unlock” land in the borough for further home building

The funding is part of the government’s One Public Estate programme.

16 areas across the county are getting a share of £4.5 million.

The government hopes an additional 3,000 new homes will be built on public sector land over the next 10 years, creating 4,500 jobs.



posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:06 pm  

Harlequins secure play-off place at Twickenham Stadium


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:03 pm  

Party atmosphere at Twickenham Stadium ahead of Harlequins vs Gloucester Rugby


Harlequins wanted to put on a party atmosphere at Twickenham Stadium for this crucial clash against Gloucester in the Gallagher Premiership and that is what the fans got as Craig David performed in the centre of the pitch, getting the spectators on their feet, singing and dancing.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:57 pm  

Twickenham Stadium - Harlequins vs Gloucester at the Big Summer Kick-Off


Radio Jackie's Natalie Osborne reports from the Big Stoop - Twickenham Stadium - ahead of the exciting clash of 3rd vs 5th for a play-off place in the Gallagher Premiership: Harlequins vs Gloucester.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:44 pm  

Fears are being expressed that a bridge in East Molesey could become the next Hammersmith Bridge.
Work is due to begin on the 140 year old structure in Esher Road later in the summer, which it’s said has come to the end of its working life. 

But some has expressed concern than the work, which is due to last a year, will involve closing it 24/7.

Surrey County Council says this is because a full replacement is needed that is designed to last 120 years.

Councillor Steve Bax is urging residents to get behind the works as if it’s found to be unsafe, it may have to close for up to 3 years, like Hammersmith.

He’s asked highways engineers to trial a traffic light assisted right turn out of Creek Road to see if traffic impact can be reduced. 

But he says it is short term pain for long term gain.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:18 am  

Surrey County Council has been awarded nearly £6million of government funding to invest in improving travel across the borough.

The new project aims to enhance walking and cycling for residents, as well as making it safer to travel around the county.

Proposals include roundabout upgrades as well as liveable streets, a school street, and two segregated cycle routes and quietways.

There will be a public consultation later this year with the projects due to commence next year.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

Tennis stars competing at Wimbledon this summer will not pick up any ranking points.

It follows after players from Russia and Belarusia were banned from taking part because of the invasion of Ukraine.

The ATP, which governs the men’s game says the move sets a “damaging precedent for the rest of the tour”. 

The All England Club says it realises how hard this will be on players but that the government left them with no viable alternative.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:01 am  

Kensington and Chelsea council has been awarded over £1 million to help offset residents’ cost of living.
It’s come from the Government’s Household Support Fund and will provide immediate support for food, energy and essentials.

Part of the grant will be used to provide £480,00 worth of free school meals.

The borough also has one of the highest percentages of pensioner households and £645,000 will go to certain people within that group. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

St George’s Hospital in Tooting is telling visitors with suspected Monkeypox to queue jump in A&E.

The guidance is for those attending with a fever and rash who have had contact with someone with the infection. 

A small number of people in the UK have contracted Monkeypox and symptoms usually appear within 5 to 21 days. 

We’re being advised the infection does not spread easily and most people recover within a few weeks. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 am  

A teenage who died in a collision in Egham on Tuesday has been named as Abdullah Mallah.

The 17 year old from Chertsey was one of four passengers in the single vehicle collision; the others escaped with minor injuries.

It happened in Prune Hill just before 10pm. 

His family says, “We’d like to express our heartfelt gratitude to all of our family and friends for their unwavering support during this difficult time.”

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 am  

A man has been arrested in Wandsworth for having a gun.

Police closed Wandsworth Road at the junction with Lansdowne Road at a quarter to two in the afternoon. 

The suspect was arrested on suspicion of a firearm and remains in custody.

A road closure was put in place while the arrest was carried out and has now been lifted.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 am  

Friday 20 May 2022

The Football Association says the rise in anti-social behaviour from fans attending matches "simply cannot continue".

The governing body is investigating a number of incidents following pitch invasions with England's most senior football police officer also condemning the "ugly scenes" of the last few weeks.

Crystal Palace boss Patrick Vieira's altercation with an Everton fan at Goodison Park last night was the latest.

Former England manager Roy Hodgson says supporters must know their role.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

Kensington and Chelsea council has been awarded over £1 million to help offset residents’ cost of living.

It’s come from the Government’s Household Support Fund and will provide immediate support for food, energy and essentials.

Part of the grant will be used to provide £480,00 worth of free school meals.

The borough also has one of the highest percentages of pensioner households and £645,000 will go to certain people within that group. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

An operation to try and deter rough sleeping in a part of Croydon has taken place.

Residents had reported people defecating on the pavement at the Whitgift Underpass, as well as threatening behaviour.  

Croydon Council has worked with the police to rehome a number of people. 

The authority says it has been trying to address the situation since December but the “encampment” has continued to grow. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

A wildlife project based in Surrey has been awarded £1.25millions in funding.

The money came from the Dream Fund and it’s inviting volunteers to use space and AI technology to restore the boroughs wildlife.

‘Space 4 nature’ is a collaboration of University of Surrey, the Surrey Wildlife Trust, Buglife and the Painshill Park Trust

It will combine satellite technology and artificial intelligence to monitor and improve nature restoration work.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

A woman in her 20s has been safeguarded, after officers searched an address in Stoneleigh.

A 53-year-old woman from Epsom has been arrested on suspicion of immigration offences and released under investigation.

Police say no suspicious items were found, and it’s not believed to be related to modern slavery.

The force says anyone looking malnourished, working long hours, afraid to make eye contact, and without access to money could be a victim of crime.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

A man from Mitcham has been jailed for his part in supplying firearms.

In 2017, police stopped a mini-cab that was carrying a package that had a handgun and 137 rounds of ammunition in it.

29-year-old Sebastien Haida has been sentenced to eight years imprisonment.

Meanwhile, 38-year-old Tomasz Mysiak, originally from Greenford, is appearing in court today, after largely avoiding police since 2018.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Former Chelsea FC owner Roman Abramovich is the biggest loser of all in this year’s Sunday Times Rich List.

The UK now has a record number of billionaires, with 177 making this year's list. 

It's headed by London based brothers Sri and Gopi Hinduja who have a massive £28.4 billion between them from their business group.

Chancellor Rishi Sunak and his wife have been added to the list as well at number 222 with a joint fortune of £730-million.

But Roman Abramovich is expected to face a multi-billion-pound hit from Chelsea football Club’s forthcoming sale.

His fortune has plummeted from £12.1 billion last year to £6 billion this year, dropping him 20 places to rank 28.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

A man was arrested after several offences in Epsom overnight, including robbery, criminal damage, and possession of a knife.

Officers were called to reports a woman was threatened with a knife and robbed of her phone on Epsom High Street just after 1.30am.

The 22 year old suspect was arrested nearby where officers found the front to House of Fraser and a police car was smashed.

A second report came in of an attempted robbery near The Ashley Centre at a similar time and reports of damage to the Town Hall.

The suspect also assaulted an officer in police custody.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:09 pm  

TfL has launched a consultation on making the Ultra Low Emissions Zone cover the whole of London.

The operator says the greatest number of premature deaths due to air pollution are in outer London boroughs, with Croydon one of the worst.

Other proposals include increasing the fine for non-payment and discounts for taxis.

It currently stretches to the North and South Circular.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel says their likely third place finish in the Premier League would have seemed impossible considering the injury problems of N'Golo Kante

The midfielder played a key role in their 1-all draw with Leicester, which as-good-as means they can't be caught with one game to go.

Tuchel says having Kante missing for more than half the season has been a huge issue.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

A man from Kingston has been jailed for attempted murder after stabbing someone in Epsom.

19 year old Vadim Scintei has been sentenced to 18 years behind bars after the incident on Blenheim Road back in September last year.

He stabbed his victim in the chest after an argument, then cycled round him until members of the public, including a doctor intervened. 

He then fled the scene later claiming he’d been set up, but eventually pleaded guilty to attempted murder and possession of a bladed article.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

People in Croydon can now sign-up to a free training programme to help other residents who have experienced trauma

The Council initiative will help people spot the signs of trauma and teach them how to offer appropriate support. 

Croydon is working towards becoming a “trauma-informed borough.” 

Funding for the project is coming from Transport for London.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:35 pm  

A man from West Molesey has been convicted after being found with cannabis-infused sweets

24-year-old Jack Griffiths was arrested in 2020 after officers noted he was acting suspiciously when he saw a police car.

He was arrested on suspicion of intent to supply class B drugs and dangerous driving, and received a suspended sentence.

Cannabis Candies can lead to side effects including panic attacks, psychosis and vomiting.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:25 am  

People in Kingston will get a first glimpse of the newly transformed Queen’s Promenade over the Jubilee weekend

The Queen's Promenade Friends' Platinum Jubilee celebration is on June the 4th between 10.30am and 1pm.

Volunteers have been tending the riverside route between Surbiton and Kingston for the last three years. 

After clearing the area of detritus, they decided to turn part of the area into a vibrant Pocket Park.

Julian Meers is the Chair of Queen’s Promenade Friends.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:42 am  

A Surrey-based project to boost biodiversity through space technology has won £1million worth of funding

‘Space 4 Nature’ is being led by the University of Surrey, the Surrey Wildlife Trust, Buglife and the Painshill Park Trust. 

The three year project will work in the newly emerging field of Earth Observation and is being funded by The People’s Postcode Lottery. 

Satellite technology and artificial intelligence will combine to monitor and improve nature restoration work.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:36 am  

Croydon Council is working with the police to try and prevent people sleeping rough in the Whitgift Underpass

The authority says it has been trying to address the situation since December but the “encampment” has continued to grow. 

Items including beds, tents and chairs have been blocking the pathway and there have been reports of threatening behaviour and drug use. 

A number of people have been moved into temporary accommodation and an ongoing operation is underway to keep them off the streets. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:09 am  

Thursday 19 May 2022

Epsom and Ewell Veteran’s Community Hub has marked its third anniversary.

The centre promotes friendship, support and activities for former military personnel. 

91-year-old Ray served 12 years in the Royal Marines.

He says the hub is a social lifeline.  

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:15 pm  

Brentford FC have got the best bang for their buck this season, spending just £1.5m per point.

Manchester United spent nearly £17m, with spending nearly £126m in the transfer window, including on Jadon Sancho and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Chelsea were also big spenders, at nearly £14m.

Brentford are set to be end up in the middle of the table in their promotion season.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:11 pm  

A shop in Weybridge which is said to have inspired Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds is going on sale.

Beatles star John Lennon’s son played with the owner’s daughter Lucy Richardson, and Julian drew a picture of her surrounded by diamonds.

This was another reason why Lennon denied the song was about the drug LSD.

It’s on sale for £1.4m via Jackson-Stops and includes a three-storey home and the historic shop.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:27 pm  

Kensington and Chelsea’s Special Educational Needs and Disabilities services are the best in the county.

It’s after education watchdog, Ofsted, published its latest report.

It listed a number of positive findings including the way staff managed to connect with families using the service during lock-down. 

Only four areas of development were raised by Ofsted.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:26 pm  

A man’s been arrested for an attempted burglary in Whitton.

Officers were called to the High Street just before 5pm yesterday where a man was attempted to break in with a hammer.

The man fled from officers before being caught and arrested.

It’s believed an imitation firearm was seized at the scene.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:25 pm  

All staff who undertake contracts for Wandsworth Council will now be paid the London Living Wage of £11.05 per hour.

The authority’s new leader elect, Simon Hogg, has made the pledge. 

He says all new town hall contracts signed with external companies will include this requirement. 

Labour’s Cllr Hogg ousted Conservative council leader Ravi Govindia, who had been in the position for over a decade, at the local elections. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel says they are happy to have achieved their goal of a top four finish in the Premier League - but it's third place they're looking to secure.

Victory tonight at home to Leicester will mean they can't be caught by Tottenham or Arsenal going into Sunday's final game.

Tuchel says their remaining fixtures are important for other reasons.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

A man from Addlestone has been jailed for defrauding elderly victims.

33 year old Jim Chuter was found guilty to 26 charges including nine for burglary, sixteen counts of fraud and a robbery.

Chuter told his victims they needed work done on their property, he’d then steal from their homes and push them for more cash.

He has been sentenced to 11 years behind bars.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:34 pm  

Brentford boss Thomas Frank has praised Jake Daniels' bravery in becoming the only current active British footballer to come out as gay.

The 17-year-old Blackpool striker made the announcement earlier this week, and Frank believes he'll receive some abuse for that decision.

But the Dane says the majority of fans will be supportive.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

A 16 year old girl arrested for stabbing a teenage boy in Teddington has been released on bail.

The 16 year old boy was attacked near the gates of Teddington School in Broom Road on at round midday on Tuesday.

He suffered injuries to his hands and hips following the incident.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

It’s unknown what’s caused a fire at a flat in Fulham.

Emergency crews were called yesterday at around 7.40pm to Clonmel Road, and received 23 calls to the blaze.

The decking on the second-floor flat roof was destroyed.

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

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:35 pm  

A Georgian villa in Twickenham is reopening to the public after an £8m restoration

Marble Hill was owned by King George II’s royal mistress, Henrietta Howard, and she entertained friends “on a scale which was said to rival the royal court”.

Twickenham-based poet Alexander Pope is among the people to have been hosted there, and he later wrote poems about her.

Admission will be free and it’ll be open five days a week.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:08 pm  

The Liberal Democrats leader and Kingston MP Sir Ed Davey is accusing ministers of "dithering and delaying" when it comes to the rising cost of living

The Chancellor insists the government is ready to do more to help after inflation hit nine percent.

Meanwhile, the chief inspector of constabulary, Andy Cooke, thinks the crisis could trigger a surge in crime.

It's reported he's urging officers to act with "discretion" when deciding whether to prosecute those who steal food.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:24 pm  

A man has been charged following a stabbing near Shepperton studios on Saturday

18-year-old Charlie Court is accused of wounding with intent, as well as being concerned in drug dealing.

The victim received injuries to their leg.

The man has been remanded into custody and is due to appear in court on the 16th of June.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:12 am  

Surrey’s veterans have been celebrated at an event in Ewell

A special afternoon has been held at Epsom and Ewell Veteran’s Community Hub, which has just marked its third anniversary. 

Tracey Morris is part of the adult and social care team at Surrey County Council.

She’s looking at ways to further connect ex service personnel across the county.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:25 am  

A trio of singing soldiers has reformed after a decade to release a Platinum Jubilee tribute single for the Queen

The group says the song is its way of showing gratitude to the service Her Majesty has given the country and Commonwealth.

Profits from sales of the single will be going to charities supported by the Royal Family.

Captain Gary Chilton, Veteran Lance Corporal Ryan Idzi and Warrant Officer Richie Maddocks have a combined total of over 70 years of service. 

Warrant Officer Maddocks joined the army at the age of 16 in 1988.

He was deployed to countries including Iraq before becoming an instructor with the Royal Military School of Music in Twickenham. 

Not only is this a tribute to The Queen, but it is also Officer Maddock’s “swan song” as he is due to leave service this summer. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:22 am  

The Education Secretary has met with secondary school pupils from across Merton

Nadhim Zahawi was in the borough to see the results of a national scheme being piloted at there. 

The Social Workers in Schools programme was launched in 2020 and sees social workers placed directly in secondary schools.

One of the aims of the project is to improve attendance for at-risk children. 

Mr Zahawi confirmed the pilot has now been rolled out to more than 140 schools nationwide.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:07 am  

Wednesday 18 May 2022

British Airways flyers could face chaos as Heathrow workers vote in favour of a strike.

Hundreds of GMB and Unite check in staff and ground staff members are planning on taking the action during the summer holidays.

It comes after a 10% pay cut imposed during the pandemic has not been reinstated despite bosses confirming they’re bringing it back.

Dates of the strike will be confirmed during the next few days. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

Six raids have been carried out at addresses in areas including Chelsea as part of a human trafficking investigation.

Fourteen people have been arrested in London and Romania on suspicion of trafficking women into an escort business.

Two men and four women in their 20s and 30s were detained following the raids.  

A Samurai Sword was also seized along with Class A drugs, cash and goods. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

The parents of a teenager from Fulham who died after an allergic reaction to a baguette from Pret a Manger are hoping to "make food allergies history" with a ground-breaking trial.

The aim's to build up a tolerance to certain foods by gradually exposing people to it, under clinical supervision.

Natasha Ednan-Laperouse died in 2016 after a severe reaction to sesame.

Her mum Tanya says their campaign to improve food labelling was just the first step.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:06 pm  

A man from Teddington has been convicted for a second time of allowing his dog to chase deer in Bushy Park.

The 42 year old, who hasn’t been named, pleaded guilty when he appeared in court.

The second incident occurred on April the 24th. 

He was fined a total of £249 by Wimbledon Magistrates Court, which included court costs. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Around 120,000 people in Richmond have now had their COVID booster vaccine.

The borough has a population of around 200,000 people. 

A series of pop-up vaccine clinics are returning on Monday to try and increase the number of residents getting boosted. 

Booking isn’t necessary; to see the list of clinics, head to the NHS website. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

A 17 year old has died after a collision in Egham last night.

Officers were called to Prune Hill at around 9:50 after a Red Seat Ibiza left the road near the railway crossing.

Three other teenagers in the car were taken to hospital with minor injuries.

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

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:43 pm  

The boundary of Staines’s conservation area could be about to change

Spelthorne Borough Council says it has “ambitious” regeneration plans for the town, which include building a number of new homes. 

The conservation area was designated in 1975 but the authority says some parts of it are “no longer justified.”

A six-week public consultation has launched on the proposals and can be found via the council’s website. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:18 pm  

The MP for Richmond Park is calling on the government to provide more mental health support for new parents

Sarah Olney hosted the NSPCC, Parent Infant Foundation and the Institute for Health Visiting at Downing Street.

The NSPCC’s ‘Fight for a Fair Start’ petition, signed by nearly 22,000 people in England, has also been delivered to ministers.

The charity says 19% of babies are not receiving a 12-month health review by the age of 15 months due to a lack of health visitor staff.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:27 pm  

The parents of a teenager who died after an allergic reaction to a baguette from Pret a Manger are hoping to "make food allergies history" with a ground-breaking trial

Natasha Ednan-Laperouse from Fulham died in 2016 after a severe reaction to sesame.

Her mum and dad have set up research to see whether a monthly dose of medicine from peanut and milk products could be used to build up tolerance over time.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:39 am  

An ambitious appeal to save Surrey’s bees has been launched

Charity, Surrey Wildlife Trust, is aiming to halt the decline of the county’s bees, bugs and butterflies. 

Money raised from the campaign will be used to restore and connect pollinator habitat across Surrey. 

Over 50% of the Earth’s insects have disappeared since 1970, with 41% of remaining insect species threatened with extinction. 

The UK has also lost 13 of its 270 species of bees since 1990. 

There are 24 bumble bee species in the UK, most of which have been recorded in Surrey, but some of those are also now extinct.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:15 am  

Teddington School says they are open today, and that “students are safe”, following a stabbing outside the grounds yesterday

Police were called at around midday.

A teenage boy was found with injuries to his hip and hand.

The Bourne Education Trust says they’re “working closely with emergency services and the local authority”.

It adds that there will be support available for any student that needs it.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:07 am  

Tuesday 17 May 2022

Police in Epsom say they’re using more and more modern technology to detect mobile phone offences.

Last week, they caught one driver who already had nine points, and so was reported to court.

Another driver was under the influence of drugs and arrested.

Each received 6 points and a £200 fine.

The force noted they were in a marked car at the time, showing how distracting a phone can be.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

Cleaning has started in Thornton Heath to remove graffiti from the area.

The new Mayor of Croydon, Jason Perry, has said its one of his priorities.

Graffiti removal had to be limited to offensive tags only in 2020, due to budget constraints.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

The home in Weybridge where EM Forster wrote Howard’s End is up for sale for £1.6m.

It has a red plaque on the entrance commemorating the author.

While he lived there from 1904 to 1925, he spent a large amount of that time abroad, including in India.

The three-storey property needs renovation, particularly in the kitchen and bathrooms, where some of the fittings are outdated.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

A man has been admitted to hospital with life-changing injuries after a cycling accident in Long Ditton.

Emergency crews were called just before 9am this morning to Fleece Road, after a man on a bicycle collided with a blue Ford Fiesta.

The man then became trapped under a parked HGV, and was airlifted to hospital.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

The Queen's made a surprise appearance at Paddington station to see London's Crossrail project, also known as the Elizabeth line.

A spokeswoman for Buckingham Palace has described it as a 'happy development'.

Her Majesty, who's 96, missed the state opening of parliament last week due to mobility problems.

The line, which opens to the public next week will service East to West from Shenfield to Reading and Heathrow.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:04 pm  

Firefighters tackled a blaze at the railway arches on Albion Mews in Hammersmith this afternoon.

The brigade was called just before 2 o’clock where part of a commercial unit was damaged by fire. 

The fire was out within 40 minutes.

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

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:59 pm  

A man from Croydon has been sentenced to 18 years in prison, after leading a woman to a garage in Morden.

In March 2019, police were called at 2am, after a woman claimed that 32-year-old Marry Marry was intending to sexually assault her.

The force says he’s been “evading police” and they conducted “a year of thorough investigation”.

They also thanked the victim for her “strength and courage” in supporting their work.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:52 pm  

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp's revealed he will make changes to his starting eleven for tonight's Premier League match against Southampton.

Mo Salah and Virgil van Dijk were both forced off in Saturday's FA Cup final win against Chelsea through injury.

Klopp's hopeful we will see them again before the season's out.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:07 pm  

Former Junior Wimbledon champion Laura Robson has retired from tennis

The 28-year-old has struggled with injuries, including wrist surgery in 2014 and subsequent hip operations.

She won a silver medal at the 2012 Olympics mixed doubles, playing with Andy Murray, and reached the fourth round of senior Wimbledon in 2013.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:44 pm  

Campaigners trying to protect Surbiton’s historic filter-beds from development want it turned into a nature reserve

The Seething Wells Action Group has contacted The Wildlife and Wetland Trust in Barnes for advice on how to do this. 

The beds off Portsmouth Road, which are home to protected species of wildlife, are owned by developers Cascina Ltd.

We’ve contacted Cascina on a number of occasions for comment.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:14 am  

A WWII veteran from Surbiton has been a guest of honour at services in the Netherlands, marking the country’s freedom from Nazi rule

Connie visited the graves of the war dead, before taking part in the Liberation Day parade earlier this month. 

The 95-year-old lives at Royal Star & Garter: the charity provides care to veterans and their partners living with disability or dementia. 

Connie made the visit to the Netherlands ahead of Dementia Action Week, which runs this week.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:38 am  

There are fears Chelsea's proposed £4.25bn takeover could be on the verge of collapsing, with government ministers still unsure whether current owner Roman Abramovich will benefit

The sanctioned Russian oligarch can't receive any money from the sale.

A consortium led by LA Dodgers co-owner Todd Boehly was granted an exclusivity period to finalise its purchase of the European champions earlier this month.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:23 am  

It’s not envisaged that parking charges will be introduced in Richmond Park just yet

Richmond Park MP, Sarah Olney, says she has met with park bosses to discuss a range of issues concerning her constituents. 

The Royal Parks consulted the public on its Movement Strategy, which looks at ways of reducing car travel in the park, last year. 

The management group has confirmed it will be bringing in some changes as a result of the plan to “enhance pedestrian safety.” 

The final decision to adopt it will be made later in the year. 

But Ms Olney has told her constituents that any plans to introduce parking charges will need an Act of Parliament to implement. 

The Lib Dem says she “does not envisage Parliamentary time being given to this in the current session.”

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:09 am  

Monday 16 May 2022

An elderly woman who was “acting very confused and lost” on Esher Common is being sought after by police

She’s described as speaking with a Scottish accent, and wearing brown knee-high boots and jeans.

She said she was with family in the area but got lost, then walked towards Cobham.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Surrey Police.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:24 pm  

Police are urging owners of keyless cars to have the correct security installed after a vehicle was stolen in Ashtead

It’s believed the Mercedes was stolen from Harriotts Lane between 7pm last night and 8am this morning.

Criminals use a technique called key cloning which copies the signal from the key inside your house, among others.

It can take as little as 60 second for criminals to grab the signal from the smart key to start your car.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:22 pm  

There could be a hold up in the planned four-and-a-quarter-billion-pound takeover of Chelsea - as ministers still don't have assurances about where the money will go

 Sanctioned Russian owner Roman Abramovich can't receive any money from the sale.

Although he says a loan will be written off with the net proceeds going to charity, we understand the government's not yet convinced.

LA Dodgers co-owner Todd Boehly's led a consortium trying to buy the club.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:21 pm  

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has defended the club's supporters for booing the national anthem before Saturday's FA Cup final win against Chelsea.

Some fans also jeered the traditional singing of Abide With Me and shouted abuse towards Prince William.

Klopp says, whilst he didn't enjoy it, there will be a reason behind it.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

A serving Met Police Community Support Officer working in Hounslow has been sentenced for witness intimidation.

PCSO Mohammed Zaman has been jailed for 20 weeks after intimidating a victim in a harassment case.

On 24 March he was off duty when he met the woman and told her that he and his friends knew where she lived.

This was reported to police, an investigation was launched and PCSO Zaman was arrested the following day.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

It’s hoped that a new project will help people in the south of Kingston travel more sustainably.

South Western Railway has launched a new community rail partnership for the area.

Robin Hutchinson, who’ll be overseeing the CRP, says it’ll allow them to provide more community projects and social action.

The train operator will give some funding for projects and to employ an officer to oversee them.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

A woman has been taken to hospital after a fire in Balham.

Emergency crews were called to a flat on Molly Huggins Close yesterday just before 10pm.

It’s believed to have been caused by an unattended candle.

The brigade says they’re one of the most common causes of fire, and says they need to be on stable surfaces, or use LED alternatives.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:05 pm  

Everton manager Frank Lampard believes his side were denied a penalty in their 3-2 Premier League defeat to Brentford

They ended up having two players sent-off as they missed the chance to secure their safety from relegation.

Lampard feels they should have been given a spot-kick just before the first red card and it was another example of decisions going against them.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:39 pm  

A group of children have been seen attacking animals in Bushy Park

Police say a group attacked waterfowl with sticks in Woodland gardens, and took chicks away from a nest in the stream.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:27 am  

It was a tense match for Balham & Tooting and Spencer Sharks in the Surrey Cricket League this weekend

The final result was 260 runs for Balham and Tooting, beating Spencer Shark’s 257.

Surrey Warriors Spartans beat bottom of the premier division Bec Old Boys by 100 runs.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:18 am  

Chelsea won the Women's FA Cup for a fourth time and completed the double with a 3-2 extra-time victory over Manchester City at Wembley
They retained the trophy a week after sealing the WSL title.

Manager Emma Hayes says her team deserves credit for getting past a side she has plenty of admiration for.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:03 am  

Sunday 15 May 2022

We are with Radio Jackie’s Emily Dexter who is taking part in the 35th London to Brighton Mini Run


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:45 pm  

The 35th annual London to Brighton Mini run has been taking place with around 1000 minis taking part.

Starting at Cheam Recreation Ground various types of mini have been making their way to Brighton. 

Radio Jackie’s Emily Dexter who is taking part had this report for us earlier this morning.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:44 pm  

More details have emerged of a crash in Chelsea where a women died after a woman was hit by a car.

The woman has been named as 41 year Olivia Riley 

Olivia was walking her three dogs at the time of the incident, they also died as a result of their injuries.

The 26-year-old driver of the car was arrested on causing death by dangerous driving. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:34 pm  

A Heritage Festival will take place in Wandsworth later this month celebrating the borough’s past and present.

An array of in-person events include walks, talks and exhibitions all under the theme of ‘Sporting Wandsworth’.

Libraries in the area will also showcase archives from previous visits by the Royal Family to the area.

The festival is organised by the Wandsworth Heritage Service for Wandsworth Council and will take place from 28 May until 12 June.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:11 pm  

A Mitcham based community charity that supports vulnerable youths, and their families has celebrated its 25th anniversary this week

Jigsaw4u opened back in 1997 and offers 14 core services including bereavement, suicide, metal health support and many more.

32 specialist staff work with the charity to help youngsters achieve their full potential and overcome whatever barriers they are facing.

Managing Director Stephen Loizou tells us how the service has progressed over the years.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:03 am  

A charity based in Mitcham has celebrated a milestone

Jigsaw4u works with young people from deprived backgrounds and was 25 years old on Monday.

The charity has planned a sponsored bike ride to raise crucial funds.

Managing Director Stephen Loizou tell us why they have organised this event.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:05 am  

Bikers from across Surrey will make a 140-mile round trip today to raise money for mental health charity, Mind

They’ll set off from Dorking at midday before heading to Bexhill on Sea in East Sussex and back again.

Riders will wear green ribbons to show their support for the charity and are hoping to raise £3,000.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:07 am  

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