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Saturday 27 August 2022

Epsom & Ewell Borough Council have signed an Anti-Social Behaviour Pledge to support victims of anti-social behaviour

The pledge outlines a set of principles that promote awareness, ensures accessibility and generates inclusivity amongst others.

The aims were put forward by victims’ charity ASB Help, who previously assisted with community trigger applications.

This allows victims the right to demand that agencies deal with the persistent behaviour if there hasn’t been a satisfactory response.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:06 pm  

Following Ofgem’s announcement that the energy cap is set to jump by a staggering 80% in October London’s non-league football clubs could shift to early kick-off times this season in a bid to save on costs

Organisations such as sports clubs are also facing huge surges in the costs of their bills.

Clubs in the Isthmian League have been given permission to move to 12:30pm kick-offs which would allow matches to be complete during daylight.

Corinthian Casuals play in the league’s Premier Division and their home ground is the King Georges Field in Tolworth.

Hanna Newton is the club’s honorary secretary, and she welcomes the innovation.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:19 pm  

Kingston students have exceeded the national average for A-Level and GCSE results this year

87% of all A-Level entries across the borough were awarded A*-C grades, compared to the national average of 83%.

Equally 48% of students achieved the top A*-A grades, 12% above the national average.

This year’s results saw a return to examinations following two years of teacher-assessed grades because of the pandemic.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:28 pm  

Heathrow is among many UK airports accused of introducing sky-high fees for drop-offs

  Free drop-offs have been replaced at the five terminals by a £5 drop-off fee.

But crucially Heathrow hasn’t imposed a time limit. By contrast a fiver at Gatwick will buy you just a 10-minute drop-off. At Stansted it’s £7 for 15-minutes.

Motoring group the RAC say minute-for-minute some of the fees are as high as the air-fares themselves.

The airport operators say they’re trying to manage congestion.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:37 pm  

A man’s been taken to hospital following an assault early this morning in Epsom

it happened as a group of 12-15 young people were seen gathering and shouting outside the Lloyds Bank on the corner of High Street and Waterloo Road.

 The man, in his 20s, was seen to fall to the ground. There’s no word on his condition.

 Surrey Police are appealing for witnesses. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:35 pm  

An inquiry’s underway after a man plunged into the River Thames from Kingston Bridge and died as he was being arrested

A routine patrol had been flagged down when a man and woman were heard arguing on the bridge at around 10.30pm on Friday.

Police say an allegation of theft had been made before the man entered the water, and that he hadn’t been handcuffed.

The man was pulled from the water after a two-hour search involving police divers, helicopters, the London fire brigade and a lifeboat crew.

He was pronounced dead at the scene and his family have been informed.

Police cordons are still in place

The case has been referred by the Met to the Independent Office for Police Conduct.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:45 pm  

A man in his 20s has died after falling into the Thames from Kingston Bridge

The man was in the process of being arrested following a verbal altercation and an allegation of theft before he jumped in the water.

The Met confirmed that the man had not been placed in handcuffs when he tried to escape the police.

Police crews, helicopters, and specialists from the London Fire Brigade were called to the incident early this morning.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:08 am  

Nearly 3,000 potentially dangerous counterfeit vapes worth a market value of £98,000 have been seized at Heathrow

The devices, which were suspected to come from China, included fake versions of the brand Elfbar.

Many of the illicit vapes had tanks that exceeded the legal limit indicating up to 14,000 puffs per vape.

This is over double what is expected for the maximum capacity permitted for each tank.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:57 am  

A Kingston School of Art graduate has created an animated music video for former Rizzle Kicks singer Jordan Stephens

Phoebe McCaughley started working on the video for Jordan’s new song Feel Joy, during the Covid-19 pandemic.

It was shot entirely with stop motion, a laborious technique in which a camera is repeatedly stopped and started, frame-by-frame.

Phoebe hopes her film will help people open up about the “rollercoaster” of emotions associated with anxiety.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:05 am  

A multi storey car park in Morden has partially reopened following a safety inspection

Merton Council’s maintenance contractor, FM Conway, was asked to issue a detailed report on the condition of Peel House car park.

The document revealed that although the lower deck is safe to use, the upper deck needs work, so it will remain blocked off.

Merton Council says the work will take a couple of months and safety is a priority despite demand for parking in the town centre.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:08 am  

Friday 26 August 2022

A fundraiser has been set up for a couple from Chessington who helped feed people in lockdown 75,000 times.

Paul and Caryn Cockle used their own home and garden to redistribute surplus food for two years.

Their work was recognised by a letter from the Lieutenant of Greater London.

Despite being under threat of eviction, and Caryn’s cancer diagnosis, they are still determined to carry on helping others.

A link to the fundraising page is here:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:27 pm  

Kingston Market Place will go be transformed into a GreenZone next month.

The green community are putting on a series of talks, eco stalls, entertainment, and workshops in the Market Houses on green issues.

The main issues that will be addressed will be recycling, energy efficiency in the home, eco-anxiety and climate campaigning.

 They hope it will encourage more people in the community to join the event which takes place on 25th September

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:19 pm  

Boris Johnson has visited Epsom Hospital in one of his last official engagements as Prime Minister.

He toured the South West London Elective Orthopaedic Centre earlier.

The site has been recognised as “leading the way” in reducing waiting times for orthopaedic surgeries.

5,800 procedures have been carried out there over the last year.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:29 pm  

Wimbledon based Communication Workers Union says postal staff have "lost total confidence" in their employers.

115,000 members are staging four planned walk-outs over pay.

 At a delivery office in the Whitechapel area of London, one man on a picket line shouted "millions for the bosses, pennies for the workers".

 Royal Mail says it's offered a 5.5%  pay rise.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:05 pm  

Surrey and Sussex Police officers stopped 196 drivers for a number of offences during a covert operation on the M25 last month.

They used an HGV to track people using phones behind the wheel or not wearing seatbelts.

 240 offences were identified with roughly one third involving phone use.

 As a result, 16 drivers were summonsed to court and 145 traffic offence reports were recorded.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:01 pm  

A woman from Ripley who was found guilty of animal cruelty offences has avoided jail.

60 year old Christine June Kelly was convicted of 15 offences relating to more than 130 horses, dogs, poultry and goats at her farm.

RSPCA inspectors found the animals, some riddled with worms, living in squalid conditions when they visited in January 2019.

Dozens of dogs, some heavily pregnant and others with puppies, were also found chained or shut inside cramped cages.

Kelly was handed a 26-week prison sentence, suspended for 18 months, and banned from keeping all animals for life.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Police say a number of oil pumps have been damaged at a petrol station in Hammersmith.

Climate group Just Stop Oil says 51 of its supporters have been  disrupting seven petrol stations across London.

Police arrested four men and one woman at the protest in the Talgarth Road early this morning on suspicion of criminal damage. 

They remain in custody. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:36 am  

The Wimbledon based union representing more than 100,000 Royal Mail workers say they're striking in order to secure a pay deal that's 'dignified' and 'proper'.

They've rejected a 2% offer, claiming it's 'not good enough' because of record-high inflation and soaring energy bills.

They also claim that they were classed as key workers during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Dave Ward, general secretary of the Communications Workers Union, claims staff are forced into using food banks, while bosses rake in millions.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:09 am  

Pupils from across Hounslow have smashed the National average for GCSE results.

Its after 77.4 per cent of students achieved a grade 4 or better in Maths and English outperforming the National average of 71.4 per cent.

In Maths 80% of students received a grade 4 or above and in English 86% of pupils received a grade 4 or above.

For the first time in two years, the grades were based on examination performance rather than teacher assessment. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:05 am  

GCSE Students in Sutton achieved another great set of results on Thursday despite the long-lasting impact of the covid pandemic.

It was the first time since 2019 that final exams have been sat. 

Pupils achieving at least 5 grade 4 plus including English and Maths was 86.7%  compared to 83.1%  in 2019 an increase of 3.6%.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:52 am  

Today is International Day of the Dog.

To celebrate the animal known as “man’s best friend,” we’ve paid a visit to Royal Trinity Hospice in Clapham.

Therapy dogs are regulars there and the hospice says they do a huge amount to boost the morale of both patients and staff.

Patrina’s Irish Doodle has been visiting Royal Trinity for a year; she explains what makes Flossie so perfect for the job. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:14 am  

Tram drivers have said they will strike again for the third time this year over pay

Members of the Aslef union on the Croydon Tramlink are set to walk out on the 12th of September.

Aslef says their drivers have had their wages frozen for two years and the offered pay rise is not fair during the ongoing cost-of-living crisis.

But Tram Operations Ltd, which is run by FirstGroup, said the unions should call off the strike.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:11 am  

More than 100,000 postal workers are on strike this morning.

It’s part of a series of walkouts by members of the Wimbledon based Communication Workers Union which represents Royal Mail staff.

They are calling for a “dignified, proper pay rise”.

The CWU claims “management imposed a 2% pay rise on employees through executive action earlier this summer.”

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:34 am  

The Met Police has rejected claims of "racial bias" over its handling of the disappearance of Owami Davies.

 The 24-year-old student nurse was found on Tuesday in Hampshire, after last being seen near to West Croydon rail station, on 7 July.

Critics queried whether the force treated the disappearance of a black woman as seriously as a white woman.

The Met said the suggestions were "unsubstantiated

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:26 am  

Thursday 25 August 2022

Richmond Council is trialling the Mega Skips scheme.

Residents will have the opportunity to declutter their homes for free on September the 10th.

Giant skips will be placed at two roads in Hampton and Barnes so people can get rid of up to six bulky items. 

Wandsworth already takes part in the scheme which aims to reduce fly tipping. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:30 pm  

People in Hammersmith are being invited to treat their wardrobe to a green makeover for free.

A second-hand fashion fair is taking place in King Street in Hammersmith on Saturday. 

Visitors can take clothes they no longer wear anymore to swap with someone else. 

The aim is to help shoppers save money and reduce “fast fashion.”

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:21 pm  

Over 78% of people aged 12 and over in Richmond have now had at least one dose of their COVID-19 vaccine.

However, the council says only 13% of children aged 5 to 11 have received a jab. 

A pop-up clinic is opening next Wednesday in York House in Twickenham.

The authority says it’s important children get their vaccination before the start of the new school year. 

No booking is necessary. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:15 pm  

While thousands of revellers celebrate the return of Carnival in Notting Hill this weekend, older residents are taking a short holiday.

Some 39 residents of the Kensington and Chelsea community are heading to Eastbourne for a weekend trip.

It’s been organised by Age UK with funding from the Council.

It’s the 6th year that the authority has partnered with the charity to provide older residents the opportunity to get away during Carnival.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:16 pm  

A school in Twickenham which was put into special measures by Ofsted, celebrates GCSE success today

After two years of pandemic related challenges, this year’s pupils at Twickenham School have achieved some “historical results”.

 The results mean the school’s original rating of -0.57 has rocketed to +0.52.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

This year’s tennis championships raised over half a million pounds in donations for official charity, The Wimbledon Foundation.

More than £130,000 alone was generated through the Championships’ first ever reusable cup deposit scheme.

Spectators were given the option to donate their £1 reusable cup deposit directly to the charity. 

The Wimbledon Foundation has distributed more than £3 million in the last year to a number of charities nationally and internationally.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

The Waggy Walk returns to Wimbledon Common in October.

Participants are encouraged to stroll either 4 or 7km with their dog by their side.

All money raised will go towards charity Wimbledon Guild’s work to make sure no one in Merton has to “face life’s challenges alone.”

It saw a 60% rise in referrals for advice and financial assistance between April and June compared to the same period last year.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:11 pm  

A 350-year-old cedar tree has been felled at a school in Putney for “safety reasons.”

The tree is the emblem of Granard Primary school and features on  badges, book bags and there is even a building named after it.

The school is fundraising to build a fitting memorial and plant a smaller cedar tree.

School manager Steven Andrews says they want to create a lasting memorial out of the stump that is left behind.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:58 pm  

Over 100 people are going to row 70 km along the Thames from Henley to Thames Ditton.

They’re aiming to raise £20,000 to go towards life-saving defibrillators and cardiac testing in schools.

Olympic Champion Sophie Hosking will be at the finish to hand out medals following the mammoth 13-hour challenge.  

The oldest rower will be 83-year-old Roger Grubb at the event on September the 10th.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:59 pm  

A book published posthumously by Dame Deborah James has gone straight to number one.

The podcaster from Barnes, known as “Bowel Babe” raised awareness of bowel cancer during her own fight with the disease.

She completed “How To Live When You Could Be Dead” while she was receiving end of life care.

Figures suggest 40,000 copies have been sold in under a week.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:37 am  

Thames Water is being challenged over sewage pollution in South Norwood Country Park.

Croydon Central MP Sarah Jones is demanding concrete action to prevent further discharges of waste into Chaffinch Brook.

In a letter to the company, she says evidence of sewage has been seen close to where children play, and suggests that it could have happened as many as 21 times last year.

She says the park is an important, bio-diverse and much-loved green space.

We've contacted Thames Water for comment. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:12 am  

Police say a huge fire in Norbury which forced dozens of homes to be evacuated for safety was started deliberately.

100 firefighters tackled the huge grass fire in a field near Woodmansterne Road on June the 26th.

No one was hurt but property was damaged by the fire.

Police have issued pictures of a white man (above) with a bearded chin and blue patterned shirt they’d like to talk to about the fire.

They also say a man with a knife was seen at the time.

The fire is also being linked with a second blaze at the same site in July.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:07 am  

Spelthorne Council is to recruit two Ukrainian resettlement workers as war refugees continue to arrive in the borough.

Since February, the council has welcomed over 100 people with 47 properties being used under the Homes for Ukraine scheme.

Council leaders say they’re proud of the way their communities have pulled together to support those fleeing the conflict.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:19 am  

A builder from Sutton is one step closer to being crowned the champion of his trade

31 year old Ross Roberts has reached the semi-finals of the Screwfix Top Tradesperson Awards 2022.

Ross has been in the trade for 13 years, building up his company, Roberts Roofing, over the last five.

The overall winner will take home a £20,000 prize bundle comprising tech, tools, and training. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 am  

A police watchdog is to take no further action over the way officers from the Met handled the case of missing student nurse Owami Davies

The 24 year old from Grays in Essex was found safe in Hampshire seven weeks after being reported missing.

The Met was criticised after officers found Owami sleeping in the doorway of a house in Croydon but took no action.

The Independent Office for Police Complaints says since she was found safe the case no longer fits their criteria for investigation.

The Met is carrying out its own internal review.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:55 am  

Wednesday 24 August 2022

More residents displaced by the gas explosion in Thornton Heath have spent the day returning home

The first group of people from the south end of Galpin’s Road have been helped back by Merton Council and the British Red Cross.

Every resident is receiving a support package to help them settle in, which includes supermarket and takeaway vouchers.

Special arrangements have been put in place for rubbish collection from these properties, which can be reached on foot only.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:32 pm  

Police say they made 20 arrests during protests at the Cobham and Clacket Lane Service stations this morning

Some of the Just Stop Oil activists had also glued themselves to the forecourts.

8 people were detained at Cobham and 12 at Clacket Lane for offences including aggravated trespass.

Previous activity at these sites has had a substantial impact on businesses and the public.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:02 pm  

A special blue plaque has been unveiled in Hammersmith to honour one of the country’s first black professional sculptors

Edmonia Lewis was born in New York in 1844 and lived at 154 Bythe Road after moving to London where she died in 1907.

Edmonia’s early work focused heavily on sculpting abolitionists, including a hugely successful bust for Colonel Robert Gould Shaw.

The money she earned from this success allowed her to travel to Rome to study classical sculpture.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:37 pm  

Police arrested 8 protesters at Cobham Services this morning.

Activists from Just Stop Oil glued allegedly themselves to the forecourts there and at Clacket Lane.

The services at Cobham reopened at 1pm although some pumps were too damaged to be used.

Arrests were for offences including conspiracy to commit criminal damage, aggravated trespass, and public nuisance.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Renowned street artist Lionel Stanhope has been working his magic on New Malden.

 His new artwork on the station wall, finished just this afternoon, depicts the words New Malden and bees. 

Natalie Walton from New Malden Residents’ Association explains how the wining design was chosen. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

More electric vehicle charging points have been installed across Elmbridge.

They are situated in Churchfield Road car park in Weybridge and the Civic Centre car park in Esher.

The move is part of Elmbridge Borough Council’s programme to install points in its main town centre car parks.   

Each charger has the capability of powering two vehicles at the same time.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

A 53-year-old man has been found dead in his car in Nonsuch Park.

 Police were called to reports of a man missing from his home in Ewell at around 5.20 this morning.

The death is not being treated as suspicious at this time. 

His family has been informed and is being supported by specialist officers.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

New Malden in getting the street art treatment.

Renowned scene artist Lionel Stanhope has nearly finished his station mural.

The artwork depicts the words New Malden and bees, to reflect the town’s long history with the insect. 

Lionel’s work can be seen at railway stations all over London.  

And you can see Lionel’s artwork on our Instagram page. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Chloe Kelly and Fran Kirby are both ruled out of the England World Cup Qualifiers next month through injury.

 Chloe Kelly and Fran Kirby are both ruled out of the England World Cup Qualifiers next month through injury.

Head coach Sarina Wiegman has confirmed the pairs fitness issues are not too serious.

It paves the way for uncapped Chelsea triker Lauren James to join five new players in the squad.

Wiegman is looking forward to working with the Chelsea forward for the first time since winning the Euros.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

A hospepipe ban by Thames Water has come into effect.

The move 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. 

The All England Club in Wimbledon has been working on recycling its water reserves as head coach Dan Bloxham explains.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:35 pm  

Kingston Council has been responding to a spate of e-bikes left on pavements in one part of the borough.

It’s reminding the owner Lime that it has a responsibility to ensure that people renting the bikes don’t end their journeys in Kingston.

The borough currently has no provision for e-bikes, and no agreement with Lime.

The firm says it would like to work with the council to set up safe parking bays.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:49 am  

Sales of fuel have resumed at Cobham Services after climate protesters glued themselves to the forecourt in an attempt to disrupt the morning rush-hour.

Police are still trying to remove some of the demonstrators and several have been arrested for offences including public order and criminal damage.

It’s understood some pumps have been damaged.

However, further south-east along the M25, the Clacket Lane services remains closed because of a similar protest.

13 people have been arrested there. 

It’s understood more than 30 protesters from the group Just Stop Oil are involved.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:52 am  

Police are appealing for witnesses to an accident in Thornton Heath in which a motorcyclist left their pillion passenger lying injured in the road

It happened when the bike collided with a a white Renault Clio in Beulah Road at 6,20pm  on Saturday, August 13th.

The driver stopped but the rider was seen wheeling the motorcycle away before police arrived.

The passenger is still in hospital with serious injuries.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:11 am  

Surrey Police have been called to remove protesters who’ve glued themselves to forecourts at two motorway services on the M25


 No fuel has been available to motorists at the Clacket Lane and Cobham Services and there are reports of damage to pumps.

 Police say three people have been arrested.

 The protesters are believed to be linked with the group Just Stop Oil, which mounted similar demonstrations earlier this year,

 Essex police have been dealing with a similar protest on the M 25 at Grays

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:08 am  

Tuesday 23 August 2022

Gas company SGN is continuing to carry out safety checks following an explosion in Thornton Heath which killed a child.

Properties in the vicinity of Galpin’s Road are being investigated as a precaution.

4 year old Sahara Salman died when one of the houses collapsed during the blast on August the 8th.

About 500 people had to leave their homes, some are still waiting to return.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:35 pm  

A spectator who Nick Kyrgios accused of having "about 700 drinks" during this year's Wimbledon final is suing him for defamation.

The Australian complained to the match umpire about the behaviour of Anna Palus during his four-set defeat to Novak Djokovic.

Her solicitors have called it a "reckless and entirely baseless" claim which has resulted in "substantial damage and distress".

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:07 pm  

Major changes have been announced to seven of Croydon’s controversial healthy neighbourhood schemes.

The borough’s executive Mayor Jason Perry is pledged to eliminate the car-free zones.

But as John Beesley reports, they’re not going just yet.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:34 pm  

The British Red Cross is helping families displaced by the gas explosion in Thornton Heath.

 The British Red Cross is helping families displaced by the gas explosion in Thornton Heath.

Around 500 people were forced from their homes following the incident on August the 8th.

A campaign set up  to help raise £5,000 for those struggling with living costs has so far raised just over £2,000.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:59 pm  

UPDATED: Owami Davies was found "safe and well" in Hampshire today.

Owami Davies from Essex was studying nursing at King's College London.

She was last seen on CCTV in west Croydon on July the 7th.

Detectives now say she was found sleeping in a doorway in Clarendon Road while waiting for a friend on the 6th of July.

She declined help from officers.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:09 pm  

A number of foodbanks in Elmbridge say they are experiencing a drop in donations.

Cobham, Runnymede and Walton and Hersham say they are in urgent need of supplies to help people navigate the cost of living crisis.

Over 90% of the food distributed by food banks in the Trussell Trust network is donated by the public.

Banks also accept toiletries and hygiene products.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:10 pm  

Heathrow Airport bosses have welcomed news that direct services on the Elizabeth Line from the airport will begin in November

Heathrow Airport bosses have welcomed news that direct services on the Elizabeth Line from the airport will begin in November.

Journey times from Heathrow to Canary Wharf will be cut to just 45 minutes when the new 7-days-a-week service starts on November the 6th.

Passengers will also be able to travel further east as far as Abbey Wood.

Until now they’ve had to change at least once at Paddington.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:35 am  

Children displaced by the gas explosion in Thornton Heath are being invited for a cricket training session this weekend

Mitcham Cricket Club is opening its doors to any youngster from Galpin’s Road who may want to give the sport a go.

 Around 80 people are still waiting to be allowed back into their homes after the incident on August the 8th.  

4 year old Sahara Salman was killed and three others were injured.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:56 am  

A Met police officer has denied dangerous driving as he responded to a terror attack in Streatham

 PC Paul Fisher’s unmarked BMW collided with three other vehicles and a house at Streatham Common North during the incident in February 2020.

 He was responding to reports of random stabbings for which Sudesh Amman was later convicted.

 45 year old PC Fisher, who’s from Whyteleys in Surrey has been released on unconditional bail to attend Isleworth Crown Court on September 19th.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:54 am  

Monday 22 August 2022

Kingston Council says it does not have any agreement with Lime to operate its e-bikes in the borough.

It’s after residents in one area started complaining about the number of bikes that had been dumped on the pavement after use.

10 have been reported in the vicinity of Clarence Avenue over the last fortnight.

The council says it’s Lime's responsibility to ensure that their users do not finish their journey in Kingston.

The council also claims Lime has the technical capability to deter users from doing this if they wish. 

Lime says it is hoping to work with Kingston Council to implement parking bays so riders always have a place to park.

Westminster Council meanwhile has started seizing e-bikes from its streets after a similar situation there.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Firefighters tackled more grass fires across London over the weekend.

London Fire Brigade is continuing to ask people not to use barbecues or light fire in open spaces because of the “tinderbox conditions.”

The news follows similar blazes recently in Brentford, Hatton Cross near Heathrow and Feltham.

The fire in Feltham on the 10th destroyed two hectares of shrubland and could be seen by flights coming into and out of Heathrow.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:45 pm  

A very special fundraiser is being held in aid of Born Free Foundation next month.

The charity was founded by Virginia McKenna, her late husband Bill Travers and their son Will Travers in 1984.

Its aim is to keep wild animals in the wild.

The Mane Event, at Denbies Vineyard in Dorking on September the 23rd, will focus on the work the charity does with lions.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:14 pm  

Airbnb is to start sharing payment data with Kensington and Chelsea Council.

It’s as part of a crackdown on illegal short term lets on two estates in the borough.   

The data sharing will take place under a court order due to GDPR requirements.

The information will provide the council with payment evidence of social houses being used as home rentals.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:11 pm  

British Airways is cancelling around 10,000 short-haul flights from its winter schedule

The operator says it's also making "adjustments" for the next two months.

It says it's trying to protect popular destinations during the October half-term.

Part of that is affected by Heathrow's decision to extend its daily passenger cap.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

A woman from Hampton has been announced as a finalist in the Creative Fundraiser category of this year’s JustGiving Awards.

Shelle Luscombe is currently making her way through 50 challenges following her 50th birthday to raise money for dementia research.

She partnered with Alzheimer’s Research UK to set up a JustGiving page asking friends to set her a challenge in exchange for a donation.

Shelle’s raised over £7,500 so far with 11 challenges left; she hopes to raise £10,000 in total.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:02 pm  

The South East Coast Ambulance Service has received a special visitor at its new centre in Banstead.
The new state of the art facility opened last month. 
Ambulance crews including Leatherhead will now start and finish their shifts there instead. 

MP and minister of State for Health, Maria Caulfield, toured the “Make Ready” centre this morning.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:05 pm  

Transport for London has started collecting feedback on how it can make Battersea Bridge safer.

It’s after 29 year old jogger Jack Ryan died after he was hit by a car in January last year. 

Transport for London has been speaking to Kensington and Chelsea Council and residents about what improvements they’d like to see. 

TfL wants to introduce a number of measures including signals separating cycles from traffic turning left onto Battersea Bridge.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:25 am  

Teaching Staff at Richmond College are staging a walkout this morning in a row over a reductions to their holidays.

The FE College wants teachers to have 8 fewer days holidays and use those days instead for training. 

The University and College Union says it’s a “mark of shame” and has accused the college of trying to fire teachers and re-engage them on poorer contracts. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:21 am  

Four teenagers including a man from Coulsdon have been arrested on suspicion of murder of a man in Kent.

Officers were called on Friday morning before 1am near to Avebury Avenue in Tonbridge after a man in his 20s was stabbed.

Emergency services were called but the man died of his injuries.

A 47-year-old woman, also from Coulsdon, has also been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.

All five remain in custody.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:20 am  

Sunday 21 August 2022

Officers are appealing for witnesses to come forward after an incident in Brixton left three people in hospital.

Police were called to Josephine Avenue, around 6.20pm on Saturday to reports of a group of men fighting.

Three men were taken to hospital with stab wounds. They were found to have non-life changing injuries.

A vehicle that was seen driving away from the scene was stopped by police and three males were detained and later arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

Anyone with information that could assist officers is asked to call 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:24 pm  

Chelsea have banned a season ticket holder "indefinitely" following allegations Tottenham's Heung-Min Son was racially abused.

The Spurs forward was reportedly targeted during last weekend's London derby in the Premier League.

Chelsea says it finds any form of discriminatory behaviour "totally abhorrent".

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:39 pm  

South Western Railway is inviting local projects to apply for funding for the Customer and Communities Improvement Fund (CCIF).

The fund will support projects that have a community benefit or address an area of social need across our network.

Ewell West previously received funding of £78,750 to improve accessibility between train stations and town centres.

The new round of funding can be made for projects to be completed between 1 April 2023 and 31 March 2024.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:44 pm  

The investigation into the missing student nurse has now reached the Police watchdog.

The Watchdog is considering whether to investigate Scotland Yard after officers came into contact with Owami Davies.

Police were called to an address in Croydon the day before the student nurse went missing but she didn’t want help. 

The 24 year old who is from Essex was last seen on the 7th July West Croydon. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:43 pm  

A new Covid vaccine has been approved following clinical trials at St George’s Hospital.

Trials were led by the Vaccine Institute at St George’s who enabled a dual-strain Covid vaccine to be approved.

The study shows a significantly higher antibody response against Omicron variants, when compared with Moderna’s Spikevax vaccine.

The UK is the first country to approve this type of vaccine which tackles both the original Covid virus and the newer Omicron variant.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:17 pm  

Hundreds of cyclists are to tackle the Surrey Hills for charity next month

Maggie’s Cancer Centre, based at the Royal Marsden in Sutton, offers support and advice to people diagnosed with the disease.

It’s calling for people to sign up to the Surrey Cycle Challenge on September the 18th to help raise vital funds.

Maddy Wilson is the centre’s fundraiser.

To find out more, or sign up, click here:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:13 am  

Part of the A3 at Wisley is to close for three nights from tomorrow

It’s so preparatory work for the upcoming junction improvement scheme can be carried out.

The route is one of the busiest on National Highways’ network, with almost 300,000 journeys at the junction every day.

The closure will take place on the A3 southbound between the M25 junction 10 at Wisley and the A25 Dennis Roundabout in Guildford.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:05 am  

Richmond’s Libraries will be relaunching their popular Chatterbooks Reading Groups next month after a two-year hiatus

The sessions are aimed at children aged 8 to 10 who are living or attending school in the borough.

Children and library staff chat about books, play games and do quizzes at the after-school groups.

The scheme was put on hold because of the COVID 19 pandemic.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:04 am  

Elmbridge Borough Council says it will continue to fight plans to redevelop a piece of land next to Hampton Court Palace

Lucy Mayer explains how.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:03 am  

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