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Saturday 20 August 2022

A major operation has taken place to rescue fish stranded on the bed of the River Mole near Leatherhead

Species including chub and pike were left floundering as water levels dropped in the heat and drought.

Parts of the riverbed have been left completely dry.

Staff from the Environment agency have been using nets and buckets to take the fish to safer areas, having used a mild electrical current to stun them first.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:32 pm  

It’s hoped 50 jobs will be created when Surrey’s first Food Hall opens in Epsom in just over a week

The Epsom Social, as it’ll be known, will feature a series of street-food and other vendors, a bar with craft beers and cocktails and a stage for live performances.

The new premises on Epsom Square are housed in the former Jimmy’s restaurant and will seat around 200 people.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:22 pm  

A man has been arrested in Hounslow as part of a major police inquiry into a series of night-time raids on cash-boxes and ATMs

The man, who hasn’t been named, was later released on August 18th under investigation.

Three more men will appear before Isleworth magistrates on Monday in connection with the same inquiry.

They were arrested in Reading during a raid on a garage and Tesco express involving two stolen cars.

All three have been charged with burglary offences by officers who are investigating 19 separate incidents of burglary and ram-raiding across London and the South.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:04 pm  

Good news for those looking in Twickenham for somewhere they can afford to live

The number of affordable homes planned as part of the redevelopment of the old Richmond College site has been doubled from 54 to 108.

Most will be offered on a shared ownership basis, which has led at least one local councillor to suggest social housing at affordable rents would better suit the needs of struggling families.

The college itself, close to Chertsey Road, has already been redeveloped.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:38 pm  

More evidence of the way the cost of living crisis is biting


More evidence of the way the cost of living crisis is biting.

Latest figures from Hammersmith and Fulham show a 60 per cent jump in the number of secondary pupil receiving free school meals.

 Over the past five years the figures for all pupils are up 30 per cent across the borough.

 6,000 children are now eligible for frree school meals. At almost 30 per cent the figure is a good deal higher than the 22 per cent national average.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:36 pm  

Police are appealing for witnesses following a violent robbery in Fulham last Wednesday, 17th August.

At around 820pm a man in his forties was walking on the tow path through Bishops Park when he was attacked.

He was found unconscious and remains in hospital with life changing injuries.

The suspect is described as a black male, wearing a motorcycle helmet and dark coloured trousers with a stripe up the side.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the police on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

People living in a part of Hersham claim a shared roundabout with an adjoining school is a massive safety issue.

Three Rivers Academy lies on the same land as residential estates Elizabeth Park and Jubilee Meadows.

Developers Bewley Homes have been asked by the council to make key changes to the road layout. 

Mary Sheldon is one of Elmbridge Borough’s councillors; she describes the biggest issue. 


We have received this statement from Craig Ireland, Technical Director at Bewley Homes:

 “There are a number of measures Bewley is progressing, which are in the interests of pedestrians and all road users, to improve the traffic situation, particularly at school drop off times. These are works being progressed and have been costed so that a contractor can be appointed in the coming weeks, which are part of our section 38 obligation. There are also works that we will start immediately which will improve the situation and will upgrade what there currently exists which will be done in conjunction with the school. I will be hoping to set up a meeting with the school to discuss their concerns and talk through our proposed actions. Rest assured, Bewley will communicate with the school, the local authority and the resident’s association to improve the safety and situation for all users using the roundabout and piazza.”

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

Britain’s Cameron Norrie has beaten one of the most hyped young tennis players to reach the last four of the Cincinnati Masters.

The Wimbledon semi-finalist, who lives in Putney, beat Carlos Alcaraz in three tight sets.

It his his first win over the Spanish teenager in four attempts.

Norrie will take on Croatia’s Borna Coric tonight.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:30 am  

Hounslow Council has awarded over £270,000 to 19 voluntary and community groups in the borough.
It’s the first round of the Council’s Thriving Communities Revenue funding for this year. 

Projects which will benefit include those tackling youth violence and ones which promote sport opportunities for young people. 

More than £70,000 alone will be spent on projects like The Mulberry Centre which supports people affected by cancer.  
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

The annual two-day long Hammersmith & Fulham Writers’ Festival kicks off today. It’s organised in partnership with the WILDE Foundation.
The charity aims to “promote, educate, empower and heal women and girls” as well as victims and survivors of all kinds of abuse.

Both festival days will include live talks covering 
a host of topics, as well as workshops on autobiographical, romance and crime writing.

This festival is being attended by a number of celebrity authors.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 am  

Friday 19 August 2022

A man from New Malden has been charged with murder at Croydon Magistrates court

The case has been sent to the Old Bailey for the 14th of  September to consider if bail can be given.

60-year-old Li Hunan is accused of the murder of a man in Soho.

A 58-year-old Li Sung from Southwark was found with stab wounds just before midday in Poland Street on Monday.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Surrey County Council is taking back responsibility for parking enforcement across the county.

For a number of years, the job has been carried out individually by the 11 borough councils within the county. 

But from next April, the roles won’t be available, and all responsibility will go back to the County Council. 

The authority says the move has been made for consistency. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

More e-bikes have been dumped in the middle of pavements in New Malden just one week after earlier complaints.

Three bright green Lime rentals are currently stranded in Elm Road. 

Last week, people in Coombe Road reported that nine of the e-bikes had been abandoned there. 

Lime says it will collect any e-bikes immediately that have not been parked responsibly after they have been used.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Spelthorne and Runnymede councils are to spend £64,000 ridding the streets of chewing gum.

The money is coming from the Chewing Gum Task Force grant scheme.

It’s newly established by the Department for Environment to help tackle the issue of unsightly discarded chewing gum.  

 The funding awarded will enable Spelthorne to carry out deep cleaning in “gum” hotspot areas. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

A former police officer from Weybridge who subjected three teenage girls to years of sexual abuse has been jailed for 24 years.

56-year-old Anthony Paul Smith was found guilty of 13 charges of rape and indecent sexual assault at an earlier hearing.

Lucy Mayer reports.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:46 pm  

A former police officer from Weybridge who subjected three teenage girls to years of sexual abuse has been jailed for 24 years.

56-year-old Anthony Paul Smith was found guilty of 13 charges of rape and indecent sexual assault at an earlier hearing.

The offences took place at an address in West Molesey between 1993 and 1997, when Smith was a serving with the Met Police. 

The offences were committed against the three girls when they were between 13 and 17 years old.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

A fundraiser for a new wildlife hospital and rehab centre in Leatherhead has raised over £250,000.

It’s to keep the work of Wildlife Aid Foundation going, after its founder, environmentalist Simon Cowell, was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer.

He hopes that the new centre will also include places to educate children about the importance of wildlife.

Simon tells us we need to “bring the balance back” between us and nature.

You can find a link to the fundraiser on our Jackie News Twitter feed click here


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel says he wasn't impressed by Mike Dean admitting he made a mistake.

He was angered by the V-A-R official’s decisions in last weekend's fiery Premier League derby with Tottenham.

It involved both Spurs goals in the 2-all draw, and Tuchel was sent off for clashing with his opposite number, Antonio Conte.

As both managers await their punishment, Tuchel admits the confrontation was over the top.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Business owners across Wandsworth are being offered the use of cargo bikes.

It’s part of a collaboration between the council and eco-friendly bike operator Peddle My Wheels.

They can be used for up to an hour to transport parcels and other bulky items as an eco-friendly alternative to using cars or vans.

The cargo bikes are parked outside shops who are acting as hosts and who will also charge their batteries.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:24 pm  

The Transport secretary has told union bosses to "get out of the way" and allow members to vote on newly proposed pay deals

Grant Shapps says a "reasonable" offer's been made to striking workers.

London's Mayor Sadiq Khan says all walkouts are a "sign of failure" but has hit out at the government.

In London, the Underground, Overground, and some bus services are affected by walkouts today.

1,500 bus drivers at Chiswick-based London United are starting two days of industrial action

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:53 pm  

Ukrainian Flag Day is being hosted in Fulham on Tuesday

The celebration in Bishops Park will feature a live rendition of the Ukrainian National Anthem. 

The aim is for the people of London to show their support for Ukraine and the refugees moving to the borough. 

The Citizens Advice Bureau will also be attending to provide support on a variety of legal, financial, and personal issues.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:36 am  

A person has been arrested after a suspected stabbing in Leatherhead

Just before 3pm yesterday, a woman and a man with a stomach wound were seen around Leatherhead Park and the town centre. 

The victim was taken to hospital, and an arrest was made within 30 minutes. 

It’s believed the two were known to each other and detectives are not searching for anyone else.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:21 am  

The union behind today's bus strike says while it's sorry about the disruption it'll cause - the operator should be apologising

Over 1,500 drivers for Chiswick-based London United are walking out over a dispute on pay - on the same day Tube and Overground workers are striking.

The company is run by RATP - a state-owned firm in France.

Bill Cahill is the London managing director.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:15 am  

A fundraising campaign to help people displaced by the Thornton Heath gas explosion has raised almost £2,000

It has been launched by aunt and niece duo Katie Tilcock and Emma Stevenson.

The pair are hoping to raise £5,000 to help those who were removed from their homes with day-to-day living. 

Emma explains how she was so moved, she had to help. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:34 am  

A man from Stoneleigh who’s already raised £1m for prostate cancer is turning his attention to The Great River Race next month

Kevin Webber is part of the team One in Eight, referring to the one in eight men who will be diagnosed. 

He’s been doing physically demanding challenges while on chemotherapy since 2015, and has this to say about that. 

You can donate to the campaign here.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:52 am  

Thursday 18 August 2022

Two classic car collectors in Farnham are opening their doors to the public this Autumn for a one-off charity event.

Money raised will go to the Queen Elizabeth’s Foundation for Disabled People in Leatherhead.

The charity works with children and adults with disabilities or brain injuries. 

Ex Formula One driver Perry McCarthy, who will feature as a guest speaker, says he is a big supporter of their work.  

The event is taking place on September the 8th; more details can be found on the QEF website.  

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:34 pm  

The RSPCA has revealed the extent of cat cruelty in Surrey with over 200 reports of incidents last year alone.

The animals have been subject to abandonment, mutilation, shooting, beating and neglect.

The charity says the boom in kitten trading during the pandemic is also behind “unscrupulous breeders putting profit above welfare.”

Potential owners are being urged to avoid online breeders and check out the charity’s Kitten Checklist. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:26 pm  

Dame Deborah James’s long-awaited book “How To Live When You Could Be Dead” is published today.

The 40-year-old from Barnes died from bowel cancer in June knowing that she would never see it hit the shops.

The book charts the years following her diagnosis and aims to harness some of her positivity.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:32 pm  

Heathrow, Gatwick and more UK airports have issued a warning to passengers traveling this week.

 It comes as tens of thousands of rail workers go on a three day set of strikes including drivers, conductors, maintenance and signal staff.

They say that it will have a direct impact on those trying to reach the airports.

Heathrow express is running a reduced service.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:22 pm  

Brentford have re-signed defender Mathias Jorgensen on a one-year contract.

The Danish centre-back has agreed a new deal after his previous one expired last month.

He'd been training with the Premier League club as he worked his way back from injury.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:22 pm  

Chelsea are investigating reports of racist abuse directed towards Tottenham forward Heung-min Son during Sunday's Premier League match at Stamford Bridge.

It's alleged to have come from a supporter in the home end of the ground.

The match ended in a 2-all draw, with Harry Kane heading in a late equaliser for Spurs.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:13 pm  

Clearing hotline operators have been busy fielding calls from applicant hopefuls looking to secure a place at Kingston University.

More than 100 advisors have been responding to enquiries and guiding applicants.

Hundreds of calls were taken in the first hour alone. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:12 pm  

A man from New Malden is due to stand trial for murder at the Old Bailey next month.

60-year-old Li Hunan is accused of the murder of a man in Soho.

A 58-year-old man was found with stab wounds just before midday in Poland Street on Monday.

He has been named as Li Sung who lived in Southwark and his next of kin has been informed.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:14 pm  

Going Green is at the forefront of Spelthorne’s post Covid-19 recovery plan

The council has published its latest report which features the installation of solar panels on its buildings and electric vehicles. 

The authority says commercial investments remain key to future financing “generating a gross income of over £59 million.” 

The five key priorities are community, affordable housing, recovery, environment and service delivery.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:52 pm  

Marc Cucurella isn't worried about not being able to live up to his price tag at Chelsea

The Spanish full back made his first start for his new club in the 2-all draw with Spurs on Sunday, following his £62m move from Brighton.

Cucurella is confident he's going to be a success at Stamford Bridge.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:01 pm  

An art graduate from Kingston University has had his webcomic books adapted into a Netflix show

Hamish Steele’s DeadEndia graphic novels follow the adventures of two teenagers during a summer job in a theme park haunted house. 

Dead End:Paranormal Park is aimed at young adults and explores friendships within the LGBTQ+ community. 

Neurodivergence is also represented in a bid to illustrate how mental health issues like autism can affect everyday life.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:22 am  

People who live near the site of an explosion in Thornton Heath may not be able to return to their homes for some time

Those who are on the outskirts of the area have been moving back into their homes. 

Merton Council leader Ross Garrod gives us this update on the situation on the roads. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:34 am  

Students are being told to expect lower grades this year compared with 2021, but also that most people will still secure their first choice of university

A and A-S Level results are released this morning in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Also students on the new T-Levels will get their grades - including Denzel Boye, who was studying at La Retraite 6 in Balham.

He was attracted to the hands-on nature of his technical course.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:03 am  

Wednesday 17 August 2022

£50,000 is being spent on children at risk of youth violence in Croydon this summer.

The council is supporting five organisations working closely with youngsters up to the age of 18 through monetary grants.

The cash is coming from the Mayor of London’s Violence Reduction Unit.

It will be used on programmes and workshops to help reach almost 300 children who may otherwise fall victim to youth violence.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:14 pm  

People who had to leave their homes after a gas explosion in Thornton Heath say they’re "nervous" to return but relieved to be back.

Four-year-old Sahara Salman was killed in the incident last Monday.

Only a quarter of the 200 residents evacuated have been allowed to return today.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:09 pm  

A special event to celebrate Ukrainian Independence Day is being held in Twickenham over the bank holiday.

The Prosperity Café in York Street will be hosting a charity fair and concert at the nearby Civic Centre.

There will also be a craft market, Ukrainian food tasting and dance performances.

Residents, refugees and host families are being urged to attend on the 27th from 1pm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:08 pm  

Fire Chiefs are being accused of “downplaying” how few resources they have to combat wildfires.

The Norbiton-based Fire Brigades Union say that they’re “making excuses” for themselves and a lack of government funding.

Assistant General Secretary Andy Dark says “services are strained to breaking point tackling wildfires”.

A Home Office spokesperson said:

“Fire can have a devastating impact on families, businesses and communities.

“That’s why core spending power for standalone fire and rescue authorities has been increased from £1.232 billion in 2016/17 to £1.373 billion in 2022/23, demonstrating our commitment to ensuring fire services have the resources they need to keep people safe, including from wildfires”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:21 pm  

Two of the oldest football clubs in the UK are going head-to-head in Chiswick tonight.

 The pre-season friendly between Barnes FC and the Civil Service FC kicks-off at 6pm at King’s House Sports ground.

The founder of Barnes FC, Ebenezer Cobb Morley, was behind the FA rules that govern today’s modern game.

The Civil Service FC was one of the first teams to agree and vote on the new rules in 1863.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:04 pm  

Wandsworth’s parking attendants are gong on strike for another four days.

Employees of NSL, the council’s parking contractor will walk out again on the 9th, 12th, 23rd and 26th

They’re seeking an improved pay deal which reflects the high rate of inflation and the attached cost of living crisis.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

A man has been stabbed in Leatherhead.

The incident happened in Kingston Road at around 11 o’clock last night. 

The victim was taken to hospital with stab wounds to his hand and arm. 

Police would like to speak to anyone who may have been walking home from the station at the time and witnesses the attack.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Egham’s Magna Square development has been shortlisted for a prominent EG property award.

The £90million town centre development opened last month.  

It’s made up of 34 affordable flats, 67 apartments for private sale or rent, and 100 rooms for students at nearby Royal Holloway Uni. 

The development will compete against similar schemes in Manchester, Sheffield, and Brighton to be crowned winner.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:59 pm  

A man from New Malden has been charged with murder after another man was stabbed to death near London’s busy Oxford Street.

60 year old Li Hunan is appearing at Croydon Magistrate’s Court this afternoon. 

A 58-year-old man was found with stab wounds just before midday in Poland Street on Monday. 

He has been named as Li Sung who lived in Southwark and his next of kin has been informed.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:50 pm  

Wimbledon and Richmond stations have been given a mini makeover.

A number of new signs have been installed around the lifts, cycle docks and at Wimbledon, around the tram stop.

South Western Railway says the aim is to make the stations easier to navigate for passengers.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

A 'danger to life' warning has been issued for some of Southern and eastern England because of thunderstorms.

Parts of Surrey, London, Essex  and the whole of Kent are under an amber alert.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:22 pm  

Football 'super-agent' Jon Smith believes Chelsea owner Todd Boehly will continue to spend big money during the transfer window

They've already signed Raheem Sterling, Kalidou Koulibaly and Marc Cucurella this summer.

Leicester defender Wesley Fofana and Barcelona striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang have also been linked with moves to Stamford Bridge.

Smith says Boehly's looking to follow previous custodian Roman Abramovich's example.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

A 63-year-old man has died in hospital after a collision in Hounslow in March

Police were called at around 6.30am on the 13th of March to Hanworth Road. 

The driver of the car, an 84-year-old man, was taken to hospital, where his condition was not life-threatening, and he wasn’t arrested. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:22 am  

More households will be asked to restrict water use as Thames Water announces a hosepipe ban for all customers

This follows the driest July on record which has left water levels in rivers and reservoirs much lower than usual.

The ban means households should not water their gardens or plants or fill paddling pools.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:05 am  

Teenagers in Croydon are being given access to Rap Therapy

The sessions have a strong focus on young people’s mental health and expression. 

Children aged 13 to 16 will get the chance to create and record songs on topical issues, developing skills such as teamwork.

Rap Therapy is the brain child of Bhishma Asare, also known by the rapper name of “Proph”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:15 am  

More households will be asked to restrict water use as Thames Water announces a hosepipe ban for all customers

This follows the driest July on record which has left water levels in rivers and reservoirs much lower than usual.

The ban means households should not water their gardens or plants or fill paddling pools.

Experts say the heavy rain's not soaking into the ground properly because of how hot and dry it's been.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:03 am  

The first of 500 residents are moving back home this morning after an explosion in Thornton Heath

A four year old girl died and three others were injured after the incident devastated homes in Galpin’s Road just over a week ago. 

Southern Gas Works has confirmed that the road is now “gas safe.”

A full investigation is being carried out. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:21 am  

People in a part of New Malden claim the roads around their homes are being used as a scooter “racetrack.”

Residents living in and around The Green, Mount Pleasant and The Crescent say riders racing each other is a growing concern. 

They say the activity happens mostly at night and contributes to “excessive” noise pollution. 

We’ve contacted Kingston Council about the alleged problem.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:02 am  

Tuesday 16 August 2022

16 new recruits join Surrey Fire and Rescue Service

16 new recruits have joined Surrey Fire and Rescue Service, 

They'll be based at an array of stations including Banstead, Walton, Egham and Leatherhead. 

The service is also recruiting control operators. 

These are on-call fire men and women who will respond to emergencies via a pager from their home or office.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:19 pm  

London boroughs warned of flash flooding risk

Richmond and Kingston are two of ten London boroughs being warned about a risk of flash flooding over the next few days.

The Environment Agency is expecting heavy thunderstorms over the next 48 hours.

A car was submerged in water at high tide at Richmond Riverside last night after just a few minutes of rain.

Residents of Worcester Park were also left with thousands of pounds worth of damage following flash flooding last summer.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Ryanair's going to boost its schedule out of Stansted, over October half term.

It's in response to Heathrow deciding to limit passenger numbers for longer than originally intended - which it says is to minimise last-minute disruption.

Consumer Group Which? says it's making holidaymakers anxious.

Travel consultant Paul Charles thinks caps on flights could go on well into the new year, but says Ryanair's using it to its advantage.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

One place that will be hoping Thames Water doesn’t implement a hosepipe ban is the All England Club in Wimbledon.

Millions of Londoners are preparing for a ban after similar ones were introduced by other water companies across England.  

The SW19 club already harvests its rainwater, but a lack of rain has led to a drought being officially declared in London. 

Dan Bloxham is head coach at the All England Club; he says the grass is probably its most iconic asset.   

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:19 pm  

The gas company which supplies the street in Thornton Heath which saw an explosion last week has donated £500,000 to the relief effort.

Southern Gas Networks has given the money to Merton Council to help the hundreds of residents who have been living in hotels.

The supplier adds that they’re also providing food and fuel vouchers for residents.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:17 pm  

Epsom and Ewell Council say they’re cutting the grass in order to try and prevent wildfires

Last week, they took the decision to try to create fire breaks. 

They also say they’ve advised residents and visitors to make sure cigarettes are fully extinguished and disposed of, and to take glass home. 

Councillor John Beckett says “we must take precautions to reduce the risk of fire” and urges against using disposable barbecues.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:39 pm  

Heathrow's plan to extend limits on the number of passengers and flights it can handle has been described as an 'absolute mess' by consumer groups

Which? says it leaves thousands of people anxious about their travel plans.

Caps were only supposed to last until early September, but will now last until the end of October.

It could mean more cancellations.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:24 am  

A 72-year-old man has been arrested, after five people were injured in a collision in Battersea

Emergency crews were called at around 7.30pm on Sunday to Cabul Road, after the incident at a memorial service. 

A 10-year-old boy suffered serious injuries, which are believed to be life-changing. 

The man has been bailed to a date in mid-September.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:57 am  

The resident’s group behind the transformation of Tolworth Station is up for a prestigious railway industry award

The Community Brain’s uplift programme has seen the area in and around the station transformed over the last couple of years. 

There’s a community kitchen and meeting space as well as extensive artwork on the station walls and in the subway. 

A community garden has also been installed on the land which also won silver at this year’s Hampton Court Garden Festival. 

The group is through to the finals for the Outstanding Contribution to Society category at the National Rail Industry awards. 

It’s also shortlisted for the Best Community Engagement Project at this year’s National Community Rail Awards.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:31 am  

Richmond Park’s MP wants to see a wildfire alarm warning system put into place

Lib Dem Sarah Olney has written to the London Fire Brigade following a number of recent blazes across the capital. 

Ms Olney’s constituency includes Richmond Park, which is London’s largest royal park at 2,500 acres. 

Early warning systems use ground and remote based technology which can detect smoke within seconds and send out an alert. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:27 am  

A protester who dug himself into a hole in Chertsey to disrupt an oil pipeline is to be given a court order to leave

Oil giant Esso has secured an injunction to stop protesters disrupting the building of a pipeline from Hampshire to Hounslow. 

Activist Scott Breen, also known as Digger Down, buried himself into a position near the M25 that was needed by contractors. 

He has 72 hours to remove himself once the order is given to him.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:03 am  

Monday 15 August 2022

Heathrow's to continue capping limits on passengers at 100-thousand a day until the 29th of October.

It was initially brought in last month - to last until the 11th of September - in an effort to help reduce queues, baggage delays and last minute cancellations.

The airport says it's worked, prompting the decision to extend the limit.

But it could mean more flights are removed from the schedule.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:59 pm  

A teenage boy has been stabbed in Brentford.

Police were called to Green Dragon Lane at around 20 minutes to 9 last night.

A 15 year old was found with stab injuries.

His condition is not life threatening.

There have been no arrests so far and enquiries are continuing.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:58 pm  

A man from Wimbledon has been arrested on suspicion of the murder of a man in Dorset.

 Police are investigation the “unexplained sudden” death of a man in his 40s on Saturday.

A 43 year old man and a 42 year old woman, who’s been released without charge, were both known to the victim.

Officers said inquiries are ongoing. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:27 pm  

Oxshott resident Andy Murray is back in Great Britain's Davis Cup tennis team for the first time since 2019.

He's been selected for next month's group stage in Glasgow alongside Cameron Norrie, Dan Evans and Joe Salisbury - with one more position still to be filled.

Captain Leon Smith jumped at the chance to call-up Murray.

GB will face the USA, Kazakhstan and the Netherlands.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Croydon is marking a major crime-fighting milestone.

It has been “teenage murder free” for 8 months according to the Met Police. 

The number of young people killed in London reached its highest level since 2008 last year at 30 despite a national lockdown.

Inspector James Weston is putting Croydon’s success down to officers’ relationship with the community. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Residents displaced by an explosion in Thornton Heath are still waiting to go home.

A child died and four others were injured after the incident in Galpin’s Road last Monday. 

Southern Gas Networks says getting people back into their properties is taking longer than expected due to “technical difficulties on site”.

The New Horizon Centre in Pollards Hill is continuing to provide support to some 200 people. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Firefighters are tackling a blaze in Addlestone.

Crews were called just after 11:30 this morning to Woodham Park Road.

One house is alight which firefighters evacuated animals from.

There are no reports of any injuries.

Residents in the area are being advised to keep their windows closed.

Woodham Park Road remains closed, we’ll have a travel update for you in around 10 minutes.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:10 pm  

Police are hunting for a wanted man who has connections to Epsom, Sutton, Worcester Park and West Ewell.

36 year old Steven Morris is wanted for stalking, coercive and controlling behaviour, common assault and failing to appear at court.

He is described as White, 5ft 11 tall, has pierced ears and a tattoo that reads ‘Alfie’ on his neck.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts should call police on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:05 pm  

Six protesters who attended the vigil for Sarah Everard on Clapham Common won’t be prosecuted.

The Crown Prosecution Service says their legal test for a prosecution wasn’t met.

They had been accused of breaking lockdown rules at the event.

The Met says that officers “took very seriously” their duty to safeguard the public during the pandemic.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:04 pm  

Four people have been hospitalised, after collapsing during the Richmond Park half marathon

Temperatures reached 32 degrees in the afternoon yesterday. 

The event was sold out, and had 350 people taking part.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:54 am  

The body of a man, believed to be in his early 20s, has been pulled from the River Thames near Hampton Court

Police were first called just after four o'clock yesterday afternoon, with divers finding the body later that night.

Authorities are reiterating the 'dangers the water poses'.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:11 am  

Andy Murray has been included in Great Britain's Davis Cup tennis team, but there's no place for Sutton-based rising star Jack Draper

British number one Cameron Norrie, Dan Evans and Joe Salisbury complete the selected quartet, but one more team member will be added ahead of next month's action.

The group stages of the event take place in Glasgow - with GB facing the USA, Kazakhstan and the Netherlands.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:08 am  

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel insists he has no ill feeling towards Tottenham manager Antonio Conte

The pair clashed at the end of their 2-all Premier League draw - with both shown red cards as tempers flared at full time.

Tuchel says it was something of nothing.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:35 am  

Spider-Man star and Richmond resident Tom Holland's taking a break from social media - saying it's become "detrimental" to his mental health

Posting a video online, he described Instagram and Twitter to be "over-stimulating" and "overwhelming".

He added that he struggles when he reads things about himself so has decided to take a step back from the apps.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:28 am  

People affected by an explosion in Thornton Heath “will go home to clean streets” following a clean-up operation

Over the weekend, crews in PPE emptied the bins within the cordon area. 

The council says they’re supporting over 500 residents from 200 properties, and are collecting house keys to carry out safety checks. 

They’ve also set up a text message service and helpline for impacted residents.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:52 am  

Sunday 14 August 2022

Epsom Common Local Nature Reserve has been awarded the coveted Green Flag Award.

This is the 16th year that the park has received this award which recognises well-managed parks and green spaces.

The award sets the benchmark standard for the management of green spaces across the UK and around the world.

The scheme is managed by the charity Keep Britain Tidy, under licence from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:35 pm  

Police and Emergency services are searching the riverbank at Hampton Court after a reports of a missing person.

Detectives along with Ambulance and fire crew are at the scene after they were called just before 4.15pm to a person in the water. 

Enquiries are continuing to establish what exactly happened. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:06 pm  

A groom to be, has been left inconsolable after his fiancée left him at Heathrow airport allegedly taking with her his bags and 5k worth of cash.

The pair were meant to be flying to Rome to tie the knot after getting engaged a day earlier. 

The incident happened as the man went to the loos at terminal 5 before returning to find his future bride had vanished with his belongings. 

Police are investigating what happened but its not confirmed if the woman left the airport or flew to another country. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:16 pm  

The ICR has welcomed the MHRA approval of a 'search and destroy' prostate cancer treatment.

The Institute of Cancer Research in Sutton welcomed the news that the highly targeted radioactive drug was approved.

Professor Johann de Bono at the ICR and The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust co-led the phase III trial ‘VISION’.

The treatment seeks out tumour cells and delivers a radioactive payload to remove them and reduce damage to healthy cells.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:43 pm  

All children aged between one and nine in London are being offered a polio vaccination.

 It’s currently the only vaccine used against polio in the UK and will further strengthen a child’s protection against the poliovirus.

Richmond Council is currently looking into making the booster programme available to the borough soon.

The NHS will contact families to book an appointment when the vaccination is ready.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:18 pm  

A piece of artwork in the form of a 25-metre hot air balloon will take flight over South East London tomorrow

The Royal College of Needlework at Hampton Court Palace has collaborated with two international artists to create it.

The “Fields of Everywhere” project brings to life stories collected over two years and translated them into 200 pieces of embroidery.

The needlework has been collaged together and enlarged onto 800 metres of fabric to create a floating balloon gallery.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:04 pm  

Police are appealing for witnesses after a fail to stop collision between a car and a moped driver in Epsom this morning

The collision occurred around 12:40am between the junction for Waterloo Road and Ashley Road, and Church Street and East Street.

The moped driver was taken to hospital with serious injuries, and the road is expected to remain closed for the next few hours.

Anyone with any information including dashcam footage should contact 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:04 am  

The RSPCA says it’s bracing itself for a spate of emergency hedgehog calls as the heatwave depletes food and water sources

August was the busiest month last year with 90 calls made to the charity in Surrey alone.

It’s advising people how to help hedgehogs’ people may find in gardens in a bid to keep its helpline free for emergencies.

There were more calls about hedgehogs than any other wild animals totalling over 6,000 calls across the UK last year.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:04 am  

60 tonnes of fly-tipped waste has been removed from the side of a road in Mitcham

Merton Council says the haul in Willow Lane included a large amount of hazardous material.

A secure fence has now been installed on the right-hand perimeter to stop people driving into the lane and dumping their rubbish.

A dedicated team has now moved to Common Side East to undertake similar work and address the problems in this area.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:03 am  

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