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Saturday 25 June 2022

The bus-driver’s union Unite has warned that thousands of people in Putney will lose an important lifeline if plans to axe two bus routes aren’t stopped

 The numbers 14 and 74 from Putney to Russell Square and Baker street pass a number of the capital’s biggest hospitals.

 They’ve run for the past 120 years but are among 16 routes TFL is planning to cut to save money.

 A six-week consultation is underway. A petition to save the routes has been signed by 2,600 people.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:09 pm  

Climate protesters have been making a biod to disrupt construction work on a new pipeline to supply aviation fuel to Heathrow airport


Climate protesters have been making a biod to disrupt construction work on a new pipeline to supply aviation fuel to Heathrow airport.

 Members of extinction rebellion paraded in a mock funeral procession to the construction site in Hampshire and dog a grave for a small coffin they said represented the children of the future.

 The new pipeline will fuel jets directly from the Fawley Oil refinery near Southampton.

 The protesters say airt travel is a major driver of global warming.

 They also claim the pipeline threatens protected habitats in the Thames basin heathlands around Chobham and Woking.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:21 pm  

A murder investigation’s underway in Hounslow after a man was stabbed close to the town centre

 The 31 year old victim was treated at the scene of the attack in Staines Road but died there of his injuries.

 His family have been informed.

 Police were called to the scene shortly after midnight and the road remained closed well into the morning.

They describe their inquiry as extensive and they’ve appealed for witnesses and for video footage which might shed light on what jhappened.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:20 pm  

It’s a big day for music lovers across the country as festival goers get the chance to see their favourite acts.

The Rolling Stones, Ed Sheeran and Red Hot Chilli Peppers are all appearing in venues across London.

Meanwhile, Paul McCartney will be taking to the Pyramid stage at Glastonbury, whilst Crowded House will be playing tonight at Hampton Court Palace.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:05 am  

Hampton Court Pool has turned 100 years old with the launching of the lido’s bigger splash campaign.

It’s visiting figures which now stand in excess of 250,000 per year have never been higher.

The pool has been a shining and pioneering example to other lidos worldwide.

Manager Simon Bailey explains it’s success.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:03 am  

Sutton Council has pledged a commitment to making the borough a safer place for women and girls, following the signing of a Women’s Night Safety Charter.

The Charter includes seven pledges based around reporting, responding, taking responsibility and redesigning public spaces.

A YouGov poll of over 2,000 adults aged between 18 and 24 found that 72% said they had seen some form of sexual harassment on a night out toward them or their friends.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:58 am  

Friday 24 June 2022

Five permanent traveller sites are going to be set up in Chertsey.

The council has granted planning consent for the area near Pyrcroft Road, in a scheme which will also include 170 homes.

However, there are fears about the risk of flooding, although the council says their drainage strategy should be sufficient.

The area will also include a school safety zone with off-street parking

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

The London Assembly Member for Merton has come under fire for suggesting that people in London could buy a new car to avoid the ULEZ.

Leonie Cooper says the cost of £12.50 a day equates to just under £3,000 a year, and that a second-hand car could be found in a magazine for that.

Since the comments at City Hall Question Time, she’s since called for a government-backed scrappage scheme for those who can’t afford that.

A consultation is running into the expansion of the Ultra Low Emissions Zone on the TfL website.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Hampton Pool is 100 years old today.

Opening on the 24th of June 1922, the pool now sees around 250,000 visitors annually.

The Council was forced to close the pool back in the 80s, facing demolition, but was saved by a community led campaign days before.

Chair of Hampton Pool Trust, Jane Savidge, tells us how the Lido is celebrating its centenary this weekend.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

The RSPCA is appealing for pet food donations as a food bank scheme is coming under increasing pressure

The Guildford and Epsom branch donates pet supplies to the Hive Community Foodbank in Guildford and buys food when they run out.

The charity said pet owners were struggling to afford to feed their animals as household prices rise.

Its liaising with nearby supermarkets as more people are relying on the food banks after falling on hard times financially.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

A woman from Croydon has been jailed for five and a half years for causing death by dangerous driving

She was also banned from driving for eight years.

34 -year -old Loislane Annon, pleaded guilty, and was sentenced at Croydon Crown Court on today.

Annon’s black BMW collided with a pedestrian in South Norwood on 14th of April. The victim 38-year-old Vasile-Florin Olteanu, died at the scene.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:30 pm  

British tennis player Andy Murray has avoided a seed in the first round at Wimbledon and will take on Australia's James Duckworth.

Defending champions Novak Djokovic faces South Korea's Kwon Soon-woo.

Emma Raducanu has won her race for fitness and will play Belgium's Alison van Uytvanck.

Meanwhile, Serena Williams will face French player Harmony Tan in her first singles match in almost a year.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Witnesses are being asked to come forward after an assault onboard a train travelling between Waterloo and Staines

A woman was punched in the stomach and thrown to the floor by her partner at around midday on the 14th June 

Officers are keen to speak to anyone who might be able to assist with their investigation.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact British Transport Police.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Britain's number one women's tennis player will be fit enough to play at Wimbedon

Raducanu has been included in the draw for the Grand Slam - which gets underway on Monday.

Meanwhile, Serena Williams will face French player Harmony Tan in her first singles match in almost a year.

Other first round ties see British hopeful Katie Boulter take on Clara Burel, while top seed Iga Swiatek takes on Jana Fett.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Police are urging people not to jump in the river Thames in the hot weather

Last Friday, an event was organised on social media which saw a group of school children gathered by Teddington Lock.

Officers received reports of dangerous behaviour such as jumping from Teddington Lock bridge.

Residents are reminded that jumping into the Thames is not safe as the strong currents carry a significant risk of cold-water shock.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

The Prime Minister's promising to listen to voters' concerns after two crushing by-election defeats, and the resignation of a cabinet minister.

 Oliver Dowden has quit his role as Conservative party chairman - something Boris Johnson apparently wasn't expecting.

Labour won Wakefield in West Yorkshire, and the Tories lost a 24-thousand majority to the Liberal Democrats in Tiverton and Honiton,

The party's leader and MP for Kingston and Surbiton Sir Ed Davey has been celebrating the victory in person in the Devon constituency 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

After suffering two heavy by-election defeats overnight - and the resignation of his party's chairman - Boris Johnson's promising to 'listen to voters' and 'keep going'

A dramatic swing of almost 30% from the Tories to the Liberal Democrats saw Richard Foord achieve a majority of 6,000 votes in Tiverton and Honiton.

Labour won Wakefield with a majority of almost 5,000 votes.

Lib Dem leader and Kingston MP Sir Ed Davey says the result should be a wake-up call for the Prime Minister.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:54 pm  

A union says it's advice to travellers is not to book a British Airways flight this summer "at this stage."

Check-in and ground-handling staff at Heathrow are going on strike in a row over a ten percent pandemic pay cut they want reversed.

The company insists it's offered a one-off bonus worth something similar.

Nadine Houghton is from the GMB union:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:45 am  

TfL says “time is running out” to agree a long-term funding plan with the government

The emergency funding has been agreed until the 13th of July, but ministers say there needs to be a “reset” of the relationship with the operator. 

They’ve already given £5bn of bailouts, after fares plummeted during the pandemic. 

Mayor Sadiq Khan is warning of having to axe a tube line and cut one in five bus services.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:16 am  

Thursday 23 June 2022

£2m has been pledged by Merton Council to help people most impacted by the cost-of-living crisis.

The authority is also setting up a series of free events where people can receive vouchers and advice.

Council Leader Ross Garrod says they’ll be listening to resident groups and voluntary organisations to determine the best way to use the fund.

The three cost-of-living support events for residents will be held as below:

July 9, Morden Library, 10.30am

July 16, Mitcham Library, 10.30am

July 23, Wimbledon Library, 10.30am

All residents who attend will receive a £10 voucher to spend at the local supermarket.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:18 pm  

Police have released images of three electric bike riders they’re hunting for after they terrorised residents on Egham High Street.

At around quarter to 1 in the morning on Sunday the 29th May, the suspects blasted members of the public with fire extinguishers. 

They are described as White boys aged around 18; the boy who used the extinguisher was carrying a yellow and pink JD Sports bag and wearing a black balaclava that covered his face.

Anyone who recognises them should contact police on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:52 pm  

British Airways is being accused of making a pay offer to staff which "doesn't cut the mustard" - after its workers at Heathrow voted to go on strike.

The industrial action's likely to be held during the school summer holidays.

Staff want a 10-percent pandemic pay cut reversed.

Reporter Shamaan Freeman Powell is at Heathrow, and has reaction from BA.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:30 pm  

Surrey County Council has been rated as a Gold Tier council in Uswitch’s first annual Green Council Report 2022.

The report looks into how committed councils are to being more environmentally friendly.

Surrey County Council has proven to be doing better than 67% of UK County Councils.

The UK’s net zero emissions target date is set for 2050.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

A 31-year-old man has been charged with murdering his grandmother in Croydon.

81-year-old Sakunthala Francis was found with stab wounds in Thornon Heath on Tuesday.

Verushan Manoharan who’s from Croydon will appear before magistrates this afternoon.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:23 pm  

The lowest-paid staff at Surrey County Council are to get a pay increase of almost eight percent.

The council says it’s reached agreement with unions for a series of increases on a sliding scale, with the biggest going to the lowest paid. 

The council says they’ll now earn more than the National Living Wage. 

The Bank of England says inflation will top 11 per cent this year. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

British Airways ground and check-in staff at Heathrow Airport have voted to go on strike.

They're angry a ten percent pay cut imposed during the pandemic hasn't yet been reversed.

The airline says it lost 2 billion pounds over the last two years and that it's offered a payment for this year - which was rejected.

Reporter Adele Robinson is at Heathrow and explains when we might see the walkout:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:11 pm  

It’s believed a fire in Feltham yesterday was caused by a tumble dryer.

Emergency crews were called to St Dunstan’s Road yesterday just before 3.30.

Half of a flat was damaged, but there were no reports of any injuries.

A brigade spokesperson says not to ignore strange noises coming from white goods, and to register appliances to be informed of any issues.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

As strikes cripple the railways, and talks resume over a pay dispute, the government's attempting to erode the impact of walkouts

Transport union, the RMT, is continuing negotiations today over pay but there's the threat of similar strike action from other unions - representing the likes of teachers, medics, and airline workers.

Business Secretary and Spelthorne MP Kwasi Kwarteng is putting forward changes to make it easier for businesses to use temporary staff, during industrial action.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:56 pm  

Cameras are going up at recycling sites across Richmond, to try and stop fly-tipping

The council says there’s been “repeated incidents” at them, and fines have been issued where the perpetrators have been identified. 

The new “Caught on Camera” campaign will publish videos and images of fly-tipping on the council’s website.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:27 pm  

We're due to find out this afternoon whether some British Airways ground and check-in staff support strike action, in a row over pay

GMB Union members are being balloted.

They want to reverse a 10% pay cut imposed during the pandemic.

Any potential industrial action could affect Heathrow, in July.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:05 am  

The transport secretary's denied a union's claim that he "wrecked" strike talks, saying it's a "total lie"

It's as rail workers walk again today after Network Rail and the RMT union failed to make a breakthrough in negotiations.

Network Rail says it's simply not in a position to give a 7-percent pay rise.

These people at London Victoria aren't sure striking's the right answer.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:41 am  

RSPCA Guildford and Epsom are appealing for pet food donations to help owners struggling through the cost of living crisis

The branch donates food to The Hive Community Foodbank in Guildford to ensure that owners can still feed their animals. 

It’s now also liaising with supermarkets to arrange drop off zones for people wanting to donate. 

A recent report found that 70% of pet owners are concerned about the cost of care, and a fifth are worried about how they’ll afford to feed them. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:28 am  

Traces of the polio virus have been found during a routine sewage inspection in London

The UK Health Security Agency's declared a national incident but have stressed the risk to the public is extremely low.

It was found at Beckton Sewage Treatment Works, which services areas including Fulham.

Urgent investigations will try to establish the extent of community transmission and to identify where it may be occurring.

Health Correspondent Ashish Joshi says most children are vaccinated against the virus.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:17 am  

Wednesday 22 June 2022

It’s claimed that Wandsworth Council will lose £250,000 a day, as parking wardens take their third day of action.

The GMB Union has walked in a dispute over pay, saying parking wardens in a neighbouring borough receive £5 more an hour for the same job.

A spokesperson for NSL says workers receive the London Living Wage, and a number of offers have been rejected.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:30 pm  

A “shameless confidence trickster” from Fulham who scammed young people out of over £30,000 has been jailed.

39-year-old Italian Paolo Aldorasi would pretend to be a fashion designer and invite people to his expensive car, and give them clothes.

He’d then ask for a loan because of gambling issues, and drive the victim to a cash machine, then disappear after being paid.

He’s been sentenced to two years and nine months in prison.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Chelsea's record signing Romelu Lukaku is nearing a return to Inter Milan, less than 11 months after his 97 million pound move to Stamford Bridge.

 The Belgium striker is expected to undergo a medical at the Italian club early next week.


Lukaku will move back to Inter on loan having scored 8 goals in 26 Premier League appearances last season.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:41 pm  

Firefighters tackles a blaze at a pub in Hampton Hill yesterday.

The brigade was called to the High Street at five past one and the fire was under control by 3 o’clock.


The blaze was in the ventilation system from the ground floor to the roof of the three-storey building.


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

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:06 pm  

An off duty Police Community Support Officer has suffered serious injuries after being stabbed in Esher yesterday afternoon.

At around 2:50pm the officer was approached and stabbed in the arm by a teenage boy whilst walking down Old Church Path.

The boy is described as White, aged around 14-15, of slim build and was wearing black trousers, black footwear with a hooded top and a surgical face mask.

Any witnesses or anyone with information is urged to contact police on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Two people have been arrested in connection with stealing a puppy in Sunbury over the weekend, one of two incidents thought to be linked.


The chihuahua puppy was taken Saturday, and two cocker spaniel puppies were stolen from an address in Farnham on Sunday.

It’s believed the suspects, a 39-year-old woman and a 17-year-old boy, pretended to be interested in buying the dogs, before fleeing with them.

Yesterday, officers recovered the stolen chihuahua but are still trying to locate the other two cocker spaniel puppies.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

With more rail strikes planned this week a Sutton GP is urging patients to plan ahead for their appointments.

Dr Dino Pardhanani, lead GP for Sutton says the NHS remains open for business, and people should continue to seek Care if they felt unwell. 

But he warned appointments could be missed if didn’t give themselves extra time and try and find alternative ways to travel. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:05 pm  

Over 20 new jobs are to be created by a new café bar in the centre of Egham.

The Liberto Lounge, due to open on June 29th, is part of the new £80 million Magna Square Development led by Runnymede Council.  

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:04 pm  

An 89-year-old woman's been stabbed to death in Croydon.

The pensioner was found injured at a home in Thornton Heath yesterday evening.

Paramedics tried to save her but she was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say a man in his 30s has been arrested.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

The justice secretary insists Parliament should have the last word on the law of the land, as he prepares to set out plans for fresh legislation

Last week, the European Court of Human Rights overruled judges here, over the decision to deport some asylum seekers to Rwanda.

That meant the first flight didn't take off.

Esher MP Dominic Raab says his Bill of Rights would mean such rulings from Strasbourg could be ignored.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:21 pm  

A man from West Byfleet who would blast his speakers into the night has been fined

Paul Hiriart was given an order to stop playing loud music in 2021, but he breached it on several occasions. 

Woking Council obtained a warrant from the Magistrates Court to seize four pieces of equipment from him.

He’s been ordered to pay over £3,000.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:33 pm  

New Chelsea co-owner Todd Boehly will act as interim sporting director to handle this summer's transfer dealings

He's also been confirmed as the Premier League club's new chairman, replacing Bruce Buck.

Long time director Marina Granovskaia has stepped down.

While co-controlling owners Behdad Eghbali and Jose Feliciano have also been added to the board.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:06 am  

Croydon is pledging £3m in extra funding to support the most vulnerable this summer

£1m will go to support older residents amidst rising energy costs. 

Food vouchers will be given to families already receiving free school meals, with some additional funds for those who still need support. 

Mayor Jason Perry says the council will be working with all their partners to help people “feeling the squeeze”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:17 am  

The South East’s ambulance trust is being criticised for allowing harassment, bullying and inappropriate sexualised behaviour to become 'normalised'

Inspectors found staff at SECAmb were left "feeling too scared to speak out", after senior figures failed to address concerns.

The Care Quality Commission's rated the leadership as inadequate.

The trust insists the concerns are being taken "extremely seriously"

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:35 am  

An off-duty police community support officer has been stabbed in Esher

She had left Elmbridge Police Station when she was approached by a young man, who attacked her and left her with serious injuries. 

Two 15-year-old boys and a 14-year-old boy were arrested in Claygate a short time later on suspicion of attempted murder. 

Anyone who saw three young men in the areas of Esher and Claygate between 1.30 and 3.50pm yesterday afternoon is asked to contact police.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:07 am  

Tuesday 21 June 2022

Schools across Surry are preparing to accommodate up to 1100 Ukrainian refugee children

 It’s the number expected by the county council, which has reassured parents that there will be enough spaces.

 As of June 6th the council said 519 children had arrived in the county to escape the fighting. 70 per cent of them were in school. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:38 pm  

Firefighters from Twickenham and Kingston have been battling a blaze at a pub in Hampton Hill


Firefighters from Twickenham and Kingston have been battling a blaze at a pub in Hampton Hill.

 It spread through the ventilation system of the three storey building.

 The area is now being made safe and an investigation into the cause has begun.

 There are no reports of any injuries.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:36 pm  

Boris Johnson's described strikes which have crippled the rail network as 'unnecessary aggravation'

Tens of thousands of RMT members have walked out in a row about jobs and pay.

Unions accuse the government of slashing rail funding.

Just 20 percent of services will run today - while large parts of the country will have no trains at all.

Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng says Labour should “bite the hand that feeds them” and not stand “idly by” while businesses suffer.

Battersea Labour MP Marsha De Cordova says “The RMT is standing up for rail workers against cuts and proposed pay rises that are well below inflation”.

Deputy PM and Esher Tory MP Dominic Raab says the strikes are “unnecessary, irresponsible and counter-productive”, and that Labour have “actively encouraged” it.

Streatham Labour MP Bell Ribeiro-Addy says the government needs to “fund rail properly, protect jobs & pay rail workers fairly”.

The Prime Minister's chaired a cabinet meeting as people across Britain have struggled to get to work and school.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:28 pm  

One person’s been taken to hospital after 60 firefighters tackled a blaze on the 12th floor of a tower block in Shepherd’s Bush


One person’s been taken to hospital after 60 firefighters tackled a blaze on the 12th floor of a tower block in Shepherd’s Bush.

 Two more were treated for the effects of smoke at the scene on Queensdale Crescent by paramedics. .

 Six people were led to safety via an internal staircase before the fire was extinguished. Other residents who were not affected by the fire, heat or smoke, were advised to stay in their flats.

 The brigade says it used a 32 metre turntable ladder to pour water on the outside of the building.

 They also live-streamed video of the incident’s early stages to their control room while taking around 30 calls about it.

 The affected block is just a mile away from he scene of the Grenfell Tower fire which claimed the lives of 72 people.  

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:32 pm  

The boss of Ryanair admits it's going to be a "less than satisfactory experience" for passengers this summer because of airport staffing shortages

Michael O’Leary's blaming the UK government for refusing to allow EU workers to fill key roles, which he says British people aren't interested in.

Yesterday, Heathrow asked airlines to cancel 10% of flights as it struggled with baggage handling - leaving this passenger stranded.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:05 pm  

A CCTV picture has been released following an assault at a pub in Chertsey

The victim was with her partner in the Prince Regent on the 29th of May.

During an argument with a group of people just after midnight, she was punched in the face.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:49 am  

Antonio Rudiger says he knows he's not guaranteed game time at Real Madrid after moving to the Spanish giants from Chelsea

The German defender has revealed he had the chance to go to Barcelona, but was only interested in playing for Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti.

Rudiger can't wait to work with his new manager.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:51 am  

Two teens from Leatherhead and Molesey have been announced as the winners of a prestigious art competition voted for by residents

They won the Surrey Wildlife Trust’s Wild Surrey Art and Photography Competition. 

Stella Dart’s digital depiction of an “Alone Owl” and Nancy Priston’s photograph “A Private Moment” featuring a pair of kestrels captured the beauty of Surrey’s wildlife. 

Almost 750 people took part in the online vote.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:36 am  

Surrey Police has been ranked as “outstanding” at preventing crime and antisocial behaviour

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services graded it this in their latest report. 

Surrey Police underwent its Police Effectiveness, Efficiency and Legitimacy assessment in January. 

As a result, it’s been acknowledged for its “strong problem-solving ethos” as it works to reduce overall crime in Surrey.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:02 am  

Monday 20 June 2022

A sickle cell patient has been given a “new lease of life” after receiving a rare stem cell transplant at St George’s Hospital in Tooting

43-year-old Anusjka Etumnu says the condition meant her life was “very limited”, but her surgery has “changed my whole perspective”.

The operation requires approval from a national panel, but means her body no longer has any sickle blood in her system.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:45 pm  

Police are investigating a burglary on Cheam Road near to the junction with the A24 in Ewell on Wednesday the 8th June

It’s believed the suspect entered the property at some point between 8.10am and 5.30pm.

The suspect conducted an untidy search before leaving with two high-value watches, a Breitling Chronospace Military and Tag Heuer Aquaracer.

Police are urging any witnesses or anyone with CCTV or doorbell footage in the area to contact them on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:44 pm  

A man has been jailed after admitting to sexually assaulting a teenage girl at an allotment in Staines

33 year old Petrisor Lazar has been sentenced to 2 years behind bars after his DNA was found on the 17 year old victims clothing.

At 10:40pm on the 17th June the victim was walking through the allotments in Commercial Road when Lazar grabbed her from behind.

He put his hand over her mouth and dragged her onto the grass before getting on top of her and forcibly kissing her on the lips.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:19 pm  

Andy Murray admits he's in a race against time to be fit for Wimbledon

The former world number one suffered an abdominal injury in his Stuttgart Open final defeat to Matteo Berrettini earlier this month.

Murray says the problem "is healing but still not perfect".

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:19 pm  

Plans to upgrade junction 10 of the M25 will go on show this week.

National Highways will be holding a series of public events about the first phase of the work, which starts in September. 

Known as the Wisley Interchange, where the M25 meets the A3, the junction has one of the highest recorded collision rates in England.

300,000 drivers use the junction everyday and National Highways says the work aims to reduce collisions and improve queues.  

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

It’s believed that a fire in Feltham was caused by the unsafe disposal of a cigarette.

Emergency crews were called to Guildford Avenue on Friday just after 2pm, meaning the brigade had to work in “challenging, hot conditions”.

Nobody was in the house at the time, and there are no reports of any injuries.

We’re being advised to make sure to use proper ashtrays and always make sure smoking materials are extinguished completely.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:04 pm  

There's more bad news for people trying to get away on holiday.

EasyJet's cancelling more flights this summer from airports hit by staff shortages - with 10-thousand of its 160-thousand planned services being grounded.

Heathrow's also asked carriers to cut 10 percent of flights today because of a huge backlog of luggage.

Ant Clarke-Cowell is from Holiday Extras.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

Bruce Buck is stepping down as chairman of Chelsea after almost 20 years in the role

He'll leave his post at the end of this month but will continue to be involved in the Premier League club as a senior advisor.

The news follows the completion of the Todd Boehly-led consortium's takeover of Chelsea at the end of May.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:42 pm  

Problems are continuing for airline passengers today

Heathrow's asked carriers to cancel 10% of flights from Terminals two and three today because of baggage handling problems.

And EasyJet's making more cuts to summer schedules from airports - like Gatwick - hit by staff shortages.

Airlines have blamed Brexit and a lack of government help during the coronavirus pandemic.

But minister Simon Clarke rejects that.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:17 pm  

A 60-year-old man has been taken to hospital after being assaulted in Chessington

Police were called at around 7.15 on Saturday evening to North  Parade, at the junction with Osborne Way. 

Two men, aged 20 and 17, have been arrested on suspicion of GBH. 

The man’s condition is not thought to be life-threatening. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Kingston Police.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:02 am  

The team behind the new Priory Clinic in Wimbledon Park says a surge in people seeking help is behind the launch

In some cases, the rate of enquiry was 40% higher last year than the year before.

Instances of anxiety and depression are high following the COVID pandemic. 

Hospital Director, Steve Clarke, says this site will be slightly different to the well-known hospital in Roehampton. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:46 am  

This weekend saw a shocking upset in the Surrey Cricket League’s Premier Division

Bottom of the table Bec Old Boys, who have consistently lost games, beat the top team, London Gymkhana, by 151 runs. 

Surrey Warriors Strikers, who have been on good form, were wiped out by Spencer Sharks by eight wickets.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:22 am  

More than two in five courts have closed since 2010

That includes Magistrates courts in Kingston, Sutton, Richmond and Feltham.

The Bar Council, which represents barristers in England and Wales, thinks the public could "lose confidence" in the judicial process as a result.

It says backlogs were growing even before the pandemic because of the closures, which mean people need to travel further and for longer, and waiting lists have kept going up.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:10 am  

Sunday 19 June 2022

England 21 - 52 Barbarians at Twickenham Stadium: Post-Match Interviews
An experimental England side faced the invitational Barbarians at Twickenham Stadium. For most of the second half, the visitors played with 14 men after Will Skelton was shown a red card for a dangerous tackle. Despite this, the BaaBaas outplayed and outscored an England squad that was trying out a new style of play - promising for the future but lacking execution today.

George Kruis, playing for the Barbarians managed by Fabien Galthie and defence coach Shaun Edwards, scored a hat-trick of conversions in a Player of the Match performance as he brought to an end his professional rugby career.

England Head Coach Eddie Jones summed up the England performance in the post-match press conference:

Harlequins' Danny Care returned to the England squad for the first time since 2018 and Radio Jackie's Natalie Osborne spoke with him after the game: England's Jack Willis shared a balanced view on the defeat to Barbarians:
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:28 pm  

In Rugby union England have been beaten by the Barbarians in their final game before they take their tour of Australia.

Radio Jackie’s Natalie Osborne is at Twickenham for post match report. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:08 pm  

Sport is being given a boost in Merton.

The council has confirmed its first-ever dedicated Cabinet role to improving sports development in the borough.

The appointment of councillor Caroline Cooper-Marbiah comes as the authority celebrates its sporting history, new and old. 

London Broncos Rugby Club has recently moved into the brand- new Plough Lane Stadium. 

Merton is also home to the oldest cricket ground in the country at Mitcham. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:20 pm  

A new book covering Brentford Football Club’s 2021/22 season is set to be published.

Just a Bus Stop in Hounslow: Brentford FC’s 2021/22 Season in The Premier League is due out on July the 1st.

Author and fan Greville Waterman, was given access to key Club figures across the season in order to tell the story of the campaign. 

Greville tells us what makes Brentford so special. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:18 pm  

Hundreds of passengers have been left waiting for their baggage for more than three hours at Heathrow Airport.

It comes as staff shortages are still causing problems amongst airlines and airports up and down the country.

It is claimed that one worker said that there was a carpet full of baggage and no staff to load them onto the carousels. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:38 pm  

In Rugby union this afternoon England take on the Barbarians at Twickenham stadium.

 A three test tour of Australia is on the horizon and it’s a chance for the new team to impress coach Eddie Jones.

Our very own Natalie Osbourne is at Twickenham

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:18 pm  

England vs Barbarians - Twickenham Stadium

 In an end-of-season friendly on home soil, England face Barbarians at Twickenham Stadium.

England then travel to Australia for a test series in July.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:55 pm  

Dozens of Hounslow residents have attended an event at Hounslow Arts Centre to talk about living with Type 2 Diabetes

The disease affects more than 29,000 people in the borough, which is 7% of its population.

Male residents aged 65 to 80 and of Caribbean or Bangladeshi ethnicity are impacted the most.

Several health representatives were on hand to offer top tips on healthy eating, keeping active and wellbeing initiatives.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:04 am  

Croydon Council’s new Mayor is taking forward his manifesto pledge to make sure developers respect the town’s heritage

Jason Perry is seeking to remove planning design guidance when he meets with councillors next week.

He says this would ensure any new development focuses on high-quality design that respects Croydon’s character.

Mayor Perry also wants to review the terms of the town’s “Local Plan” which sets out future development targets.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:03 am  

A renowned Spanish dancer who was secretly detained for 22 years at an asylum in Epsom, is finally to be celebrated in the town

As John Beesley reports a series of classical music and dance concerts will pay tribute in July to dance prodigy Felix Garcia.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:10 am  

Today is Father’s Day – but it’s also “Father & Son Day” at the Royal Marsden Hospitals in Sutton and Chelsea

A live auction is running until the end of June with the aim of raising vital funds to support male cancer research at the sites.

Prizes include a private shopping experience at fashion retailer Matches and a Spa session at the Bulgari Hotel London.

Now in its eighth year, ‘Father & Son Day’ was founded by testicular cancer survivors Daniel Marks and Jack Dyson.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:04 am  

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