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Saturday 15 October 2022

A woman from Clapham is among those arrested after oil protesters threw tomato soup at priceless work of art

  Phoebe Plummer of Elms Road SW4 is facing criminal damage charges along with another woman from Newcastle.

 It follows the attack on Van Gogh’s painting, Sunflowers, at the National Gallery yesterday. 

 Curators there say the painting was undamaged and is now back on view.

 A third woman from Suffolk has been charged with criminal damage to the sign outside New Scotland Yard.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:52 pm  

Merton Council says it’s committed to an “ambitious” affordable house-building target.
Six sites across the borough have been identified for the development of 400 new homes by 2026. 

They include Chaucer Centre in Morden and Battle Close in South Wimbledon.

They are in addition to four council-owned sites already earmarked for building more than 90 affordable homes on. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

Brentford striker Ivan Toney has once again made his case for a place in England’s world cup squad.

He scored two goals in his club’s 2-nil Premier League win against Brighton.

The victory takes Brentford up to eighth in the top flight.

Manager Thomas Frank says Toney could be a game changer for England.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

Bookings for the autumn COVID booster jab have opened for the 12 million of us aged 50 to 64.

Seven million people have so far come forward for their vaccine since the booster programme began a month ago,

Some 26 million people are eligible and are being urged to get it amid a warning of a potential "twindemic" of flu and COVID.

Marilyn Aitken is one of those who has received her Autumn booster at the Centrale Vaccination Centre in Croydon.  

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:30 am  

Fulham Striker Aleksander Mitrovic could return to action when his team host Bournemouth this afternoon.

The player who’s scored six goals so far this season, missed their 3-1 premier league defeat to West Ham last week to injury.

Mitrovic was back in training yesterday, but Boss Marco Silva says they’ll not taking any unnecessary risks with his fitness.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:12 am  

Grants of up to £25,000 are now available for Mole Valley residents to help make their homes warmer and more energy efficient.

People living in hard-to-heat properties and on lower incomes could receive funding of between £10,000 and £25,000.

The money can be used to improve insulation and install renewable technology.

Funding totalling £11.9 million has been awarded through central Government to Surrey County Council to distribute.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 am  

Friday 14 October 2022

Jeremy Hunt's been appointed chancellor after the Prime Minister sacked Kwasi Kwarteng.

The former health secretary's the fourth one we've had in just over three months.

Mr Kwarteng lost his job after just 38 days following a disastrous mini-budget, which resulted in economic turmoil and subsequent U-turns.

Liz Truss says she'll no longer scrap a planned rise in corporation tax from 19 to 25 percent.

Lib Dem leader and MP for Kingston and Surbiton Sir Ed Davey, thinks enough is enough.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Chelsea Women's manager Emma Hayes will temporarily step away from the role after undergoing an emergency hysterectomy.

She's asked for "time and patience" while she recovers from her battle with endometriosis.

Coaches Denise Reddy and Paul Green will take charge of their upcoming fixtures.

But the latter says Hayes will still have an input.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

Research shows that Sutton is the London borough where the highest proportion of homes are owned with a mortgage.

Liberal Democrat leader and Kingston MP Sir Ed Davey says people there are at risk of “monster hikes”, and wants the mini budget reversed.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

A man in his 70s has been attacked in Worcester Park after he confronted three men believed to be vehicle tampering.

The serious assault happened in Elmstead Gardens at around 8.30 last night and left the victim with a bleed on the brain.

The suspects, who are described as three men wearing balaclavas, ran off in the direction of Inveresk Gardens.

Officers are asking residents with CCTV images or information to come forward. 

Borough Commander for Epsom and Ewell, Jon Vale said: “We know that this incident will be concerning for local residents, and we are doing all we can to catch those responsible. We responded immediately and the investigation into the incident continues at full pace today with officers carrying out detailed enquiries.

“Catalytic converter thieves are often prepared to use violence and intimidation to deter members of the public from challenging them. We encourage anyone who thinks they are witnessing a theft in action to stay back in a safe place and call us immediately on 999.” 

If you have any information, please contact us quoting PR/ 45220110263:


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Investigations are continuing after a man was stabbed to death in Kingston last night.

The attack happened in Fairfield Road opposite Fairfield Park at around 10.20. 

The man, believed to have been in his 20s, died at the scene. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Battersea’s iconic Power Station has reopened to the public after a decade of renovation work.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan had a tour this morning before thousands of people were finally allowed inside.

The original 1930s art deco building has been preserved but 250 shops and restaurants are now based inside of it.  

88 year old Rita Kelly was one of the guests today; she worked as a junior secretary at the site in the 1950s. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

Police in Kingston are still looking for answers 25 years after the death of a man

20-year-old Ricky Reel had been out drinking with friends on Tuesday, the 14th of October 1997.

He and three friends were racially abused by two white men in the town centre resulting in an altercation.

Although Ricky did not get involved, his body was found in the Thames seven days later.

Anyone with information is urged to contact police.

Commander Catherine Roper, Specialist Crime, said: “It has been 25 years since Ricky died. My thoughts are with Ricky’s family and the pain they must still feel today.

"I hope that this appeal will encourage people to come forward with any piece of information they may have, however small they think it is, to help us piece together what happened that night in Kingston.

"We remain hopeful that we can provide answers for the family, and we need the help of the public to achieve this.’

Ricky and three friends had been planning an evening in a local nightclub. As they walked through the town centre in Kingston, two white men, aged between 18 and 30, saw Ricky and his friends and shouted racial abuse.

There was an altercation between Ricky's friends and the men – Ricky did not get involved and he walked away on his own and disappeared.

Tragically, his body was found in the Thames at the end of Downhall Road on Tuesday, the 21st of October 1997.

An inquest in 1999 into Ricky’s death returned an open verdict. No arrests have been made, or charges brought in connection with Ricky’s death.

We would urge anyone with information to contact police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:07 pm  

Battersea Power Station has opened to the public following a decade of renovations.

Lucy Mayer has more.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Epsom College has been named the best independent school in the country.

They were praised by the Independent Schools of the Year Awards as being a “shining example” of education.

Meanwhile, Croydon’s Whitgift School has been honoured for its work in the community.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

The UK is sending a further £10m of aid to Pakistan following the devastating floods there.

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon arrives in Pakistan today to meet with the government there and aid agencies.

Over a thousand people have died, and more than 33m have been affected.

The money will be spent on providing shelter, water and sanitation.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:07 pm  

The new look Battersea Power Station has reopened to the public after a decade of regeneration work

Visitors will be able to step inside the iconic Grade II listed building, which has been turned into an event and shopping space. 

Built in the 1930s, the Power Station was decommissioned between 1975 and 1983 due to its declining state. 

A free “Festival of Power” celebrating its return will now run until October the 23rd.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:24 am  

Royal Mail's going to consult on making up to 6,000 staff redundant

Chief executive Simon Thompson says it's a "very sad day" and blamed further strike action as a contributing factor.

Members of the Wimbledon-based Communication Workers Union have staged numerous walk-outs over the past few weeks, while another 19 days are planned.

Reporter Ian King says the firm's parent company is suffering financially.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:10 am  

The chancellor's returning to the UK from meetings with the world's financial ministers in Washington - as pressure grows to scrap parts of the mini-budget

It's understood Liz Truss is considering a u-turn on Spelthorne MP Kwasi Kwarteng's statement, following reports Conservative MPs are doubting her future as Prime Minister.

A commitment to stop the rise in corporation tax could be scrapped.

But yesterday, Mr Kwarteng ruled out making any changes.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:23 am  

Battersea Power Station is finally getting ready to reopen to the public after a £9 billion renovation

Its iconic double chimneys have adorned album covers for the likes of Pink Floyd and Morrissey and starred alongside The Beatles in films. 

Redevelopment of site has been 40 years in the making, following a number of failed attempts and aborted plans. 

Building work on the station started in 1929 and was finished in 1955 before the whole site was decommissioned in 1975. 

In 1980, Battersea was given Grade II listed status which was then upgraded in 2007, but it’s been sitting empty since 2014. 

Tonight, visitors will be able to step inside the iconic building, which has been turned into an event and shopping space, for the first time.

The new build features bars, shops, restaurants and event space as well as homes. 

However, the project hasn’t been without controversy.

Wandsworth’s Labour councillors are boycotting the grand opening due to a lack of social housing. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:14 am  

An e-fit of a man has been released following a sexual attack in Morden Hall Park

At around 7pm on Monday the 25th of July, a man in his 20s was walking through the park, when he was attacked by a man in his 50s.

The suspect is described as white, around 6ft tall, and was wearing black, thin rimmed glasses and a luminous yellow cap.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:58 am  

Thursday 13 October 2022

Oxshott resident Andy Murray is through to the quarter-finals of the Gijon Open tennis.

The former world number one came from a set down to beat Argentina's Pedro Cachin. 

Murray held his nerve to come through a final set tie-break to reach the last-8.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:02 pm  

Police have released images of two woman they want to speak to in connection with a theft in Chertsey.

Officers believe they can assist with enquires following a bag theft at Costa on Sunday the 9th at around 3pm.

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

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:50 pm  

Chelsea Women's manager Emma Hayes will temporarily step away from the role after undergoing an emergency hysterectomy.

She's asked for "time and patience" while she recovers following an ongoing battle with endometriosis.

Coaches Denise Reddy and Paul Green will run the team in Hayes' absence.

They travel to Everton in the WSL on Sunday.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:46 pm  

12 people have been arrested in Stanwell during a six-day period, as part of a crackdown on anti-social behaviour.

It follows reports of youths on electric scooters and mopeds, who were hiding their identities with balaclavas.

The people were taken into custody on suspicion of stealing vehicles, drug driving, and being involved in drug supply.

Police say that they’re going to continue their work in the area and work with their partners to prevent further crimes.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:15 pm  

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has appointed an independent analyst to look at proposals to extend the ULEZ.

The daily £12.50 levy on polluting cars is due to be extended to greater London areas, including Richmond and Merton, next year.

Leaked data from this summer’s consultation shows two thirds of respondents oppose the extension, according to The Daily Telegraph.

Councils have also expressed concern that the daily charge will affect the poorest the most who cannot afford to buy a new compliant car. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Two flats were destroyed by fire in Tolworth last night.

25 firefighters were called to the blaze on Barnsbury Lane just before 11:30pm.

One car and a motorbike in the garage below were completely destroyed.

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

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

The future of a community theatre in Walton has been secured.

A proposal for the management of the Cecil Hepworth Playhouse has been approved by Elmbridge Borough Council which owns the site.

As well as theatre productions, the proposal from the Community Trust includes using it for activities and a volunteering programme. 

The council has agreed to offer the trust a 15 year lease and funding over 5 years subject to final lease agreement, contract and surveys.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Two men have been found in Epsom town centre with facial injuries, although it’s unclear how they got them.

They were found at 5.30am on Saturday outside JD Sports by a member of the public.

Initial inquiries found they’d left the Fever nightclub at 3am and walked towards the train station.

Both were released from hospital after being treated for their injuries.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Surrey Police.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

More than 100,000 Royal Mail staff are going on strike this morning in an ongoing dispute over pay

Members of the Wimbledon-based Communication Workers Union are walking out in their sixth day of action in recent months.

Royal Mail says the strike action "threatens the job security" of its staff.

The CWU there are plans to delay the arrival of post by three hours and slash sick pay.

Dave Ward, the union's general secretary, says that's unacceptable.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:46 pm  

Mole Valley Council is reporting a £60,000 underspend on its annual budget

The authority had initially forecasted an £800,000 overspend because of the Covid pandemic and global financial crisis. 

Councillors say significant Government funding and a quicker recovery from key revenue streams like car parking were key factors. 

But the authority says it won’t become complacent moving into next year and will still look to ease financial pressures on its budget.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:57 am  

Police forces shut down more County Lines gangs last week than ever before

More than a thousand people were arrested and around two and a half million pounds worth of drugs were seized in raids across the UK. 

In Surrey, 11 people were arrested, and they’ve confiscated more than £2,000 in cash. 

DCI Debbie White says “your information is vital” in closing down drug lines, and urges people to contact them with any concerns.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:05 am  

There's going to be disruption to your parcel and letter deliveries as thousands of Royal Mail workers go on strike today

It's the latest in a series of industrial action taken by members of the Wimbledon-based Communication Workers Union, in an ongoing row over pay.

More action's planned for November, which the union recognises will cause disruption to delivers over the cyber weekend and run up to Christmas.

Andy Furey's the union's acting deputy general secretary

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:40 am  

Merton is one of just 23 councils set to receive Home Office funding to help target gang-related violence against girls

The money will be used to implement a “young women’s worker” for the next three years.  

The role will be delivered by St Giles Trust, and provide mentoring and support to girls entrenched in gangs or sexual exploitation. 

The amount of money awarded following the council’s bid has not been disclosed.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:31 am  

A man is being sought in connection with 18 burglaries across London, including in Wandsworth


39-year-old Daniel Walton allegedly targets properties that are left empty during daylight hours.

PC Orland Livio says there is “significant work and resources” being put into finding him.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:59 am  

Wednesday 12 October 2022

A man from Brentford has been charged with 14 offences for the illegal possession of firearms.

Two properties in Hounslow were found to have a large quantity of ammunition and firearms. 

A smooth bore revolver and smooth bore gun along with a shotgun were among the weapons seized. 

69 -year-old Christopher Kedge has been bailed and a trial set for August 2023 at Isleworth Crown Court.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:07 pm  

A woman is in hospital following a collision in Chiswick.

At around 12.30 yesterday, police were called to reports of a collision between a lorry and a cyclist on Chiswick High Road. 

She’s believed to be in her 30ss, and her injuries have been assessed as not life changing or life threatening.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:06 pm  

A motorcyclist has been found guilty of speeding and obstructing police in New Haw.

33 year old Philip Kramer from Slough was caught driving at 50mph on a 30 zone.

He covered his number plate at the time of the offence, but the Vanguard road safety team tracked him down.

He would have been given 3 points and a £100 fine but due to him trying to hide his number plate he was given 6 points and a £800 fine.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:04 pm  

Stabilisation works on Hammersmith Bridge are now due to be finished by the end of February.

It’s following a delay acquiring steel from Ukraine due to the war.

The Council says the delay has had no impact on the programme for the full restoration as works continue to run in tandem.

The authority is also now looking to appoint a private sector contractor to design, renovate, finance and maintain the bridge.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:03 pm  

A scout Group on Staines has created a public artwork in honour of Her Majesty The Queen.


The 30ft mural was unveiled by Cllr Susan Doran, the Mayor of Spelthorne at the 6th Staines Scouts annual Activity Day on Sunday.

The group was awarded funding to mark the Queen’s Jubilee from The Community Foundation for Surrey.

Cubs and Scouts worked with artist Rebecca Morton to design and paint the mural which hangs on the wall of 6th Staines HQ.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Downing Street's warned of 'difficult decisions' on public spending - despite the Prime Minister insisting she has 'absoultely' no plans for cuts.


Downing Street's warned of 'difficult decisions' on public spending - despite the Prime Minister insisting she has 'absolutely' no plans for cuts.

Liz Truss told MPs she'd make sure taxpayers' money was used well.

Today's seen news of a surprise contraction in the economy - and more turmoil on the bond markets.

Government I-O-Us prices have leapt - after the Bank of England confirmed it'll end its intervention on Friday.

Chancellor and MP for Spelthorne Kwasi Kwarteng insists that's not a matter for him.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:16 pm  

A temporary double decker system has been revealed as the preferred option for Hammersmith Bridge.

If approved, the crossing will be placed within the existing Grade II structure and supported by the bridge’s foundations.

This would enable it to reopen to motorists earlier than the existing Transport for London plan.

Hammersmith and Fulham Council has asked planners to approve the idea which would run above the existing bridge.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

The Prime Minister says she supports the Transport Secretary’s view that Heathrow should be expanded.

Liz Truss was responding to a question from Lib Dem Richmond Park MP, Sarah Olney, who raised the issue at Prime Minister’s Questions this lunchtime. 

Lib Dem MP Sarah Olney is against expansion.

The No 3rd Runway coalition says “it’s difficult to see how any responsible government would allow the interests of the regions to be so inadvertently overlooked by ploughing on with Heathrow, regardless”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

He captured the nation’s hearts and revealed his singing talents when he was unveiled as Hedgehog on series one of The Masked Singer.

But comedian Jason Manford is going back to his roots.

He’s bringing his nationwide stand-up comedy tour “Like Me” to Kingston’s Rose Theatre on the 23rd October. 

Jason’s told Jackie News however, that for those who are a fan of his singing, there is one surprise worth waiting for. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Development will go ahead at the Jolly Boatman site near Hampton Court, after calls for a court challenge were shut down.

The High Court rejected requests from Elmbridge Council for a Statutory Planning Review.

The authority says “we know that many residents in the areas around the site echo our disappointment”.

The development plan is for 97 homes, a hotel, and shops.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Police have been investigating a part of the Thames at Hersham following reports of a “body part” in the water.

 Police have been investigating a part of the Thames at Hersham following reports of a “body part” in the water. 

Officers were called to the riverside at Esher Road by Surrey Fire and Rescue Service this morning. 

Emergency services attended the scene and conducted a full search but were unable to locate anything at this time. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:08 pm  

Chelsea won 2-nil against AC Milan at the San Siro to move top of their Champions League group

The game swung in the favour of Graham Potter's side when their former player Fikayo Tomori received an early red card.

Chelsea did suffer a blow though, with England right back Reece James going off injured.

Potter says his team managed the situation well.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:37 pm  

Cut through traffic is going to be restricted permanently through Richmond and Bushy Parks

Since August 2020, they’ve been blocking certain routes off to motorists. 

Richmond Councillor Alexander Ehmann says they’re “working closely” with them to explore if better intra-park transport options can be provided. 

Royal Parks says they’re also cutting traffic down in Greenwich Park, and are monitoring the situation in St James’ Park and Green Park.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:49 am  

Two people have been arrested at Heathrow, after trying to enter England with 22 kilos of cocaine

The pair from Dudley had their checked-in baggage searched in Colombia, and the cocaine was swapped for blocks of wood. 

Darren Barr, from the National Crime Agency, says he hopes the sentences will make people think “it simply isn’t worth it”. 

They’ve been sentenced to over six years each in prison.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:16 am  

The head of Surrey Police says a commitment for officers to attend “all at home burglaries” is nothing new in the county

The pledge has been signed by all 43 chief constables in England and Wales. 

But Surrey’s Police and Crime Commissioner Lisa Townsend says it’s a pledge that her team has been working on for some time. 

She says the extra officers pledged by the Government are helping to make a real difference.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:12 am  

Spelthorne’s Community Centres are going to open their doors on Saturdays for people who can’t afford to heat their homes

Sites in Ashford and Shepperton will take it in turns to invite people in from next month until February. 

They’ll offer “warmth, a hearty meal and good company.”

Currently, members can only visit the centres on weekdays.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:36 am  

England's women have extended their unbeaten run to 24 matches after playing out a goalless draw against Czech Republic

However, the friendly stalemate in Brighton prevented Sarina Wiegman's team from adding a 16th win in a row to their records.

The team have been staying and training at the Lensbury Club in Teddington.

On Monday, they were visited by the Prime Minister, who joined them for a training session

They also discussed her “Let Girls Play” campaign, championing access to football for girls at school.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:04 am  

Tuesday 11 October 2022

A jobs fair aimed especially at Ukrainian refugees living in Richmond is taking place on Thursday.

The event will include employers from a variety of sectors and opportunities for employability training. 

It’s taking place at York House in Twickenham between 11am and 2pm. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Chelsea boss Graham Potter insists he's not getting carried away despite their recent good form.

He's undefeated since taking over as manager and heads into tonight's Champions League match at AC Milan on the back of consecutive 3-nil victories.

Potter says the best way to convince people he's the right man for the job is by winning matches.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:45 pm  

A series of podcasts designed to help people experiencing suicidal thoughts are to be recorded.

Merton Council has funded a blue bench overlooking a newly planted Daffodil Walk along the river Wandle.

The  bench will be the focus of the podcasts that will feature health professionals and those who have experienced suicidal thoughts. 

Jane Upson, who is behind “Broadcasts from the Blue Bench,” explains the idea.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

A teenage girl has suffered “life changing” injuries, after falling from a multi-storey car park in Kingston.

Emergency crews were called to Seven Kings at around 5.15pm on Saturday.

The air ambulance was also sent to the scene.

She’s been taken to a major trauma centre, although her condition is described as non-life-threatening.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:16 pm  

Chelsea boss Graham Potter is expecting tonight's tie away to AC Milan in the Champions League to be a completely different game to when the two team met last week

His side were comfortable 3-nil winners against their Italian opponents at Stamford Bridge - their first victory in three Group E matches.

Potter says they're prepared for a closer contest.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:38 pm  

Merton Council are asking residents what they want to see from street cleaning in the borough

It follows news that they’re not going to renew their contract with Veolia when it expires in 2025. 

The authority says they will “develop a new service” that’s “based on the needs of our community”.

They’re launching their consultation tomorrow, which will be available on their website.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:25 am  

Heathrow says almost six million passengers passed through the airport last month

That's still 15% percent below the same period in 2019, before the Covid pandemic.

The airport insists it regained its status as Europe's busiest airport over the summer - but warns the outlook for future demand "remains uncertain"

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:16 am  

Social housing tenants in Old Malden have become the first to be given access to full fibre broadband in Kingston

The initiative will deliver high quality, reliable internet connections to those in some of the most disadvantaged areas of the borough. 

It will also support people who have moved to working from home.

The council has also negotiated agreements with broadband providers to ensure residents will be able to access low-cost packages.

Tenants of commercial property owned by the council will also be able to use the new fibre optic connections for their businesses.

The installation comes at no cost to the council or residents.

Users only pay if they choose to sign up to faster internet speeds offered at varied price packages depending on the provider.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:20 am  

Hammersmith and Fulham Council says it is on track to seize a record number of illegal disposable e-cigarettes this year

Nearly 6,000 dangerous vapes, containing up to eight times more e-liquid than is allowed, have been confiscated since last December. 

The total selling price of the seized items is estimated to be in the region of £55,000. 

The authority says the vapes are often marketed towards children and are dangerous. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:13 am  

The government is being accused of “betraying” renters, as they reportedly plan to cancel their pledge to end no-fault evictions

The Times reports that the plan, which was a manifesto commitment, could be scrapped as they’re “not considered a priority”.

Baron Gavin Barwell of Croydon, a former Tory MP, says it’s an “appalling decision that will increase insecurity and homelessness”.

The new levelling up secretary, Simon Clarke, is reportedly recommending ideas which include allowing fewer affordable homes.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:07 am  

Monday 10 October 2022

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service is to look at supplying menstrual “dignity” packs at the community events it hosts.

The decision comes as Guildford Fire station lights up in support of Walton based charity, Binti.

The charity aims to promote period dignity and supply free products to those in need.

Surrey County Council also became the first authority in the UK to start providing free menstrual products at certain locations.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

A dog owner in Thorpe has been issued with a series of commands after his pet was seen “running loose” and “behaving aggressively”.

The Doberman was supposed to be kept in a secure garden and be on a lead when out in public.

However, the owner didn’t keep to those conditions, and must now give microchip details to the police.

If he breaches the new conditions he could be fined or arrested.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:30 pm  

Police have arrested five youngsters after a knifepoint robbery at Staines station.

The incident happened in Oast House car park at around 7pm on Friday.

One of three victims says he felt a blade being pressed against him and handed over his phone and some money.

The suspects ran off and were located with the assistance of a dog unit who were in the area at the time and have since been bailed.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Two women and a child were saved from a flat fire in Thornton Heath over the weekend.

60 firefighters were called to the blaze on London Road at 1 o’clock on Saturday afternoon.

10 people evacuated the building where the whole of a three-roomed flat on the second floor was destroyed by fire.

The two women and child were assessed for smoke inhalation and taken to hospital.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:40 pm  

Chelsea boss Graham Potter says N'Golo Kante has suffered a setback in his recovery from a knee injury.

The midfielder, who has been out since August, missed training today before the squad flew to Italy ahead of tomorrow evening's Champions League clash against AC Milan.

Potter says a further delay is not ideal for Kante.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:30 pm  

An elderly woman has been burgled in New Malden.

Police are investigating the incident at a house on Spinney Close on Monday the 3rd October.

At around 10pm, the 88-year-old female victim answered the door to man who barged his way in and stole her jewellery and handbag.

Enquiries are ongoing to identify the suspect.

Anyone with information is urged to contact police on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:20 pm  

A homelessness charity in Kingston is in urgent need of winter supplies.

Kingston Churches Action on Homelessness is appealing for sleeping bags and mattresses.

The items must be new or “as new” and dropped off at St Peter’s Church Hall in Norbiton. 

Big Yellow Storage has agreed to help store the donations until they can be distributed. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

A man and a woman have been jailed for trying to smuggle £1.7 million worth of cocaine into Heathrow from Columbia.

37-year-old Michael Williams and 36 year old Jessica Waldron have been sentenced to just over six and a half years each.

The pair, both from Dudley in the West Midlands, were arrested at the airport in December 2019.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:26 pm  

Guildford Fire Station will light up tonight.

The event, being hosted between 6 and 7.30pm, is in support of Walton based charity, Binti. 

The international menstrual charity aims to provide free period products to those who need them. 

Tonight’s event will be attended by actor and Binti ambassador Nina Wadia, star of TV programmes including Eastenders and Dr Who. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

A man from Barnes has been charged following the robbery of a £4,000 electric bike.

34-year-old Thomas Sherwin was arrested on Tuesday after he was identified via forensics.

He’s also been charged with burglary at St Anne’s Church in Kew in July.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:05 pm  

Chelsea and Fulham MP Greg Hands has been appointed an International Trade Minister

It follows the sacking of Conor Burns, who was sacked following an allegation of “serious misconduct”. 

Mr Hands says it’s “good to be back”, having held the position intermittently since 2016.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:43 pm  

A teenager has been charged following a violent robbery in Wandsworth

A young boy was approached last Tuesday in a park near Wandsworth Common train station. 

Police say the emergency response team “worked closely” with the robbery squad to arrest the suspect “promptly”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:21 am  

It's another day of strike action, again involving BT and Openreach workers and 999 emergency call handlers

The Wimbledon-based Communication Workers Union says 40,000 members are walking out in their row over pay.

They're calling BT's blanket £1,500 flat-rate rise 'incredibly low' against inflation.

More action's planned for later this month, if it isn't resolved by then.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:14 am  

Fulham manager Marco Silva was furious with refereeing decisions after his team lost 3-1 at West Ham in the Premier League

Despite taking the lead, the visitors fell to back-to-back defeats for the first time this season.

He says there were issues with all the goals they conceded.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:36 am  

Wandsworth Council has launched its own Green Plaque scheme to honour notable residents including a former Prime Minister

Famous people or places in the borough who are not covered by the current English Heritage Blue Plaque Scheme will be celebrated. 

So far 16 have been installed, including at the former home of post-war Prime Minister Clement Atlee in Putney. 

He was leader of the Labour Party for 20 years and Prime Minister between 1945 and 1951.

Under his premiership the NHS and welfare state were born.

His Green Plaque stands on the site of his former home in Portinscale Road.

Edward Foster, a dustman from Tooting, is also commemorated; he was handed the Victoria Cross in 1917 for his courage during WW1. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:25 am  

Police say that “no items of suspicion” have been found, after the Hammersmith Apollo was evacuated last night

At around 8pm last night, police received an anonymous call making a threat towards the venue, where Iranian singer Dariush was playing.

Nothing suspicious had been brought to the attention of staff by 8.40, but the venue still decided to evacuate as a precaution.

There are no reports of any injuries.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:03 am  

Sunday 9 October 2022

The story of a care home in Kew, has been captured in a new book, set to be launched this weekend.

Victoria House Care Home, in Ennerdale Road, commissioned the author Simon Fowler to publish the novel, detailing the history of the care home from 1980 to 2020.

The book notes famous residents, and the importance of its place in the community throughout the years.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:28 pm  

Residents of Purley are hoping a petition could save a popular Wetherspoons pub for the second time.

Over 260 people have so far have signed a petition to save the Foxley Hatch in Russell Hill Road.

Back in 2015 more than 1,800 signatures backed a similar petition to save the pub, which was successful.

The future of the Purley pub is at risk again and could soon join two other Wetherspoons in Croydon that have closed in the past 12 months.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:27 pm  

The Wimbledon based Communication Workers Union has accused BT CEO Philip Jensen of ‘running from his responsibilities’

It comes as 999 handlers join call centre workers and Openreach engineers on strike tomorrow in a row over pay. 

The Communication Workers Union which represents BT workers claim that Jansen’s lack of presence in the media reflect his refusal to negotiate a better pay deal for his employees. 

This refusal has led to 30,000 Openreach engineers and 10,000 BT call centre workers taking strike action across the summer 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:34 pm  

The M4 was brought to a standstill this morning after police were called to a stretch of motorway between slough and Heathrow Airport.

Traffic was held in both directions while a heavy police presence dealt with an incident concerning a fear for welfare. 

The closure was put in police but a spokesperson for the force said ‘it has now been resolved safely’ 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:23 pm  

Cinemas across Hounslow are rolling out a series of animations that highlight support for vulnerable people.

Four characters will be featured in the films which reflect problems with finances, disability, loneliness and mental health.

The Watermans Art Centre and Chiswick House are two of the sites that will host screenings.

The first showing was at Chiswick Cinema last weekend as part of the Chiswick in Film Festival.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

Applications are now open in Spelthorne to fund a number of community projects.

The money will be coming from the Community Infrastructure Levy which is a charge placed on developers building in the borough.

Over £6m of funding has already gone towards the NHS, Surrey Education and Highways projects.

Playgrounds, investment in CCTV to tackle antisocial behaviour and community building projects all benefitted in last spending round.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:19 am  

Chelsea boss Graham Potter says he'll keep using his full squad following their 3-nil victory over managerless Wolves at Stamford Bridge.

His team climbed to fourth in the Premier League after he made seven changes from the side that won against AC Milan by the same score in midweek.

Potter believes honesty in explaining his selections is key to keeping all his stars happy.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

People experiencing suicidal thoughts are being offered a new path to immediate support, as part of a new trial in Hounslow, Hammersmith and Ealing.

Psychiatrists working with experts from the mental health charity Mind will identify adults in need in A&E, and divert them to one of three safe spaces in west London.

It's hoped the locations can provide more appropriate advice than hospitals.

Anyone needing to talk can contact Samaritans anytime on 116 123.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:18 am  

Wandsworth Council is looking to upgrade a pedestrian crossing outside a school in Earlsfield following safety concerns.

The proposal for Burntwood Lane has been drawn up independently.

It’s hoped the new crossing will reduce the speed of vehicles and the number of collisions.

A public consultation on the plans is now live via the council’s website.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:15 am  

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