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Saturday 29 October 2022

33 people have been arrested during a series of just stop oil protests across London

  At one point in Kennington drivers got out of their cars to drag protesters from the middle of the road outside The Oval Station.

Kensington High Street was also blocked for a time by protesters.

Police say the affected streets have now reopened to traffic.  

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:26 pm  

Over two thousand residents have responded to a survey about Sutton Council’s proposals for the new town centre

  Issues people raised included wanting more independent and chain retail stores and greater access to public services.

 The council has said that their proposals have responded to these views.

 Their plans are being considered at the Council’s upcoming Strategy and Resources Committee on Monday 7th November.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:51 pm  

A murder investigation is underway in Lambeth after the death of a 32 year old man

 The victim suffered fatal stab wounds and was found last night outside a block of flats at Frazier street near Waterloo Station.

 The man’s next of kin have been informed. There have been no arrests.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:49 pm  

Shop owners across Spelthorne are being asked not to sell large quantities of eggs and flour to individuals this Halloween.
The council is trying to prevent anti-social behaviour and any damage to properties that may arise from the annual event.  

'No trick or treat' advice posters are also available from the borough’s Safer Neighbourhood policing teams.

Parents are being asked to remind their children to be respectful of other residents if they go out trick or treating. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

The RAC has come out in support of a traffic calming scheme launched by Wandsworth Council.
The pilot initiative aims to curb vehicle speeds Priory Lane in Roehampton and Wimbledon Park Road in Southfields. 

Drivers breaking the 20mph speed limit now face being issued fines by the council instead of the police. 

Wandsworth is the first authority in the UK to be piloting this type of enforcement scheme.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:30 am  

Leisure facilities in Richmond are being reviewed following “significant changes” in how they’re being used.

Current financial challenges and the habitual changes of residents post-pandemic have affected the usage of the facilities.  

People who live, work or exercise in the borough are encouraged to voice their opinion through an online survey. 

To boost participation, the council is putting each entry into a draw to win a 3-month membership at a leisure centre. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 am  

People in Richmond are being asked if they’d be prepared to drive for their neighbours.

Richmond Good Neighbours needs residents to help transport people who are less able to get around.

This could mean driving someone to and from a medical appointment, to get a COVID booster jab, or to the hairdressers.

Volunteers need to have a full driving licence, comprehensive car insurance and a car which is easy to get in and out of. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 am  

Brentford boss Thomas Frank says he’s not concerned about his team’s lack of recent wins.

They host struggling Wolves this afternoon having registered just one victory in their last six Premiere League games.

Frank is confident a run of success will come before too long.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

A new study led by scientists in Sutton has “opened the route” to overcoming drug resistance in stomach cancer.

The findings could pave the way for a genetic test to predict which patients are most likely to respond to certain medication.

The study was led by a team at The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust and The Institute of Cancer Research in Sutton.

Scientists looked at 25,000 genes in cancer cells and say the findings could pave the way for future clinical trials. 

Stomach cancer is the 17th most common cancer in the UK.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 am  

A report from the Football Association's found clubs collectively exceeded targets to employ Black, Asian and mixed heritage people in senior coaching roles last season.

However, there's been a fall in the number of diverse candidates in managerial positions.

Crystal Palace boss Patrick Vieira - the only Black manager in the Premier League - says it's great to see steps being taken to improve representation.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 am  

Friday 28 October 2022

A fire at a shop in Kingston is believed to have been caused by discarded smoking materials.

The shop, with flats above, caught light in Canbury Road last night. 

Two men were rescued from the first floor and were treated at the scene.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

Police say that there’s no threat to the public, after reports of a man wearing a possible bomb vest on Walton High Street.

The armed unit was called there at 7pm on Wednesday, but say that the man was simply in running gear.

They had received a call that he was in a bomb vest and balaclava.

The force says they’re still “grateful for the report” and are encouraging people to still call in with their concerns.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Police have released a CCTV image of a woman they believe can assist them with an attempted theft in Chertsey.

The incident happened in Aldi on Gogmore Lane on Thursday the 20th just before 3:30pm 

The suspect put her hand into the victim’s bag that was hanging from her shopping trolley, but left when the victim’s partner approached.

Nothing was stolen from the bag.

Anyone with information is urged to contact police on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Police in Hammersmith are investigating the alleged upskirting of a child on a bus.

Details of the incident at around 5.30pm on September the 12th have just been released.

The victim was on a 148 bus heading towards White City when a man used a mobile phone to reportedly take a photo up her dress.

He was challenged by the victim’s family member before getting off the bus at the next stop.

He’s described as black, in his mid-40s, with very short hair and was carrying a navy blue rucksack with light blue stripes on the straps. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

The new education secretary says she’s “deeply honoured” to hold the position

Gillian Keegan says that “talent is spread equally around the country” and she will “work tirelessly” to ensure opportunity is also.

She’s the fifth person to take the office in four months.

Twickenham MP Munira Wilson is the Liberal Democrat Education Spokesperson, and says the role shouldn’t be a “stepping stone”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Police are trying to identify a man they believe can help them with an investigation in Epsom.

A distraction burglary took place on October the 18th between 10am and midday at an address near St Martin’s Parish Church.

The suspect entered the property claiming he was there to fix something and stole the victim’s watch when she left the room.

Anyone with information is urged to contact police on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Chelsea boss Graham Potter admits he might not get a warm welcome from all of Brighton's fans when returns to his old club in the Premier League tomorrow.

He left Albion to take over from Thomas Tuchel at Stamford Bridge last month.

Potter's hopeful his first trip back to the Amex won't be too daunting.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

The owner of historic filter beds in Surbiton has been court ordered to carry out vital maintenance work on them.

Cascina Limited will also need to contribute £12,000 to Kingston council’s legal fees after the authority took bosses to court. 

Maintenance of the wall and railings of the site in Portsmouth Road is needed, and rubbish removal which must be done within 12 months. 

The 19th century waterworks are designated both Metropolitan Open Land and a Site of Importance for Nature Conservation. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

Sutton’s famous St Nicholas Shopping Centre could be knocked down.

The council is considering proposals that would see the building in the High Street turned into a leisure centre with shops and housing.

The council bought the building for £26 million last year as part of plans to upgrade the town centre.

The announcement comes after more than 2,000 people shared their views in a recent survey about the future of Sutton.

The outcome of which was that residents wanted a larger retail offering and more arts, culture and leisure facilities. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:11 pm  

A robber in Twickenham had his DNA traced after spitting at his victim.

21-year-old Ricardo Barbu from Slough approached the woman in January while she was at a cashpoint.

He took £250 from he machine and ran away, but the spit left DNA evidence which forensic teams were able to use.

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

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:10 pm  

Stormzy is among those named on a list of the UK's most influential black people

The annual Powerlist, which has been going since 2007, also includes Idris Elba and Marcus Rashford. 

Chair of the John Lewis Partnership, Dame Sharon White, tops the list for 2023.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:36 pm  

Two people have been arrested following a collision in Tooting

A 29-year-old man is in hospital with critical injuries following the incident on Garratt Lane yesterday.

The drivers of the two cars identified themselves to police.

The man’s family has been notified. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Met Police.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:25 am  

A woman’s been taken to hospital following a fire in Sutton

The blaze broke out in Westmoreland Drive last night. 

A composite cylinder, an external door and a window on a ground-floor balcony were damaged by the blaze. 

Firefighters had to cool the cylinder as a precaution as some can explode when exposed to heat.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:08 am  

Work has begun to modernise Hammersmith and Fulham’s extensive CCTV network

The scheme will see state-of-the-art upgrades to the borough’s camera network, with fully automated 360-degree devices installed.

The council will spend £5.4million on improving the network and infrastructure over the next five years. 

The authority says it wants to “deliver London’s most efficient, effective and forward-thinking CCTV system.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:35 am  

A hospital in Tanzania has had an equipment upgrade thanks to two nurses from Hampton and Ashford

Molly Davis and Daisy Lipscombe raised more than £600 for Meru District Hospital before flying over to it. 

They bought a range of medical supplies including electronic blood pressure machines, pulse oximeters, PPE and bandages.   

They are now continuing to raise money for the hospital from the UK and hope to send some additional supplies back soon.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:35 am  

Croydon is getting an overhaul thanks to £2.5 million in new government funding

The authority’s plan includes an initial focus on high street and public space improvements.

Around £580,000 worth of regeneration projects are set to cover Thornton Heath, Selsdon, New Addington, and Purley.

£294,000 has also been earmarked to support the borough’s emerging creative, tech and digital sector and night-time economy. 

The council also wants to establish a Young Entrepreneurs Academy to support Croydon’s next generation of entrepreneurs.

The funding ties in with celebrations to mark Croydon being named as London Borough of Culture 2023.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:06 am  

Thursday 27 October 2022

Oxshott resident Andy Murray has gone out of the Swiss Indoors in Basel at the second round stage.

He was comfortably beaten by Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut in straight sets.

Cam Norrie's hopes of qualifying for the end of season ATP Tour Finals are all but over.

He suffered a shock defeat to America's Marcus Giron at the Vienna Open.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:22 pm  

A man has been taken to hospital after police say he jumped off Kingston Bridge.

Emergency services were called at 12:40 this lunchtime to reports that a 43 year old man was in the Thames.

He was rescued by the Kingston Riverside boat operator and paramedics took him to hospital.

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

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:02 pm  

Police are urging residents to ensure they lock their vehicles overnight after a car theft in Ashtead.

The suspect stole from a car parked in a driveway on Link Road on Wednesday.

It’s believed one man entered the vehicle while another kept a look out.

They’re reminding people never to leave valuable on show, hide keys and fobs and always lock doors and close windows.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:01 pm  

Three men operating a drug supply network across surrey have been jailed.

33 year old Daniel Nelson, 32 year old Beau West and 38 year old Ryan Banbridge have been jailed for a total of 23 years. 

Officers stopped a stolen vehicle in Farnborough last June that was showing false number plates and later searched an address.

They found £50,000 in cash and 1kg of cocaine and arrested a second man for money launder.

The third was arrested after he was caught fiddling with a secret drug hide in the back of his car. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:19 pm  

Chelsea have appointed Joe Shields as their co-director of recruitment and talent.

He joins from fellow Premier League club Southampton, where he's been working as head of senior recruitment.

Shields previously spent nine years at Manchester City where he was a key figure in their academy set-up, and has also worked at Crystal Palace and Fulham.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Two people have been convicted in connection with the fatal stabbing of 16 year old Camron Smith in Croydon

20 year old Romain La Pierre was found guilty of murder and robbery. 

19 Jordan Tcheuko was found guilty of manslaughter and robbery. 

A 16-year-old boy who cannot be named was convicted of robbery. 

They will be sentenced in December.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:12 pm  

There are call for e-bike companies to do more to prevent their bikes causing obstructions.

Wandsworth Council says over 100,000 journeys were made to or from the area by e-bike between October 2021 and April 2022.

Transport spokesperson Clare Fraser says they want operators to take “greater control” over the deployment and use of them.

E-bike company Lime says they “strong encourage” riders to park them safely and responsibly, and they’re rewarding those who do with a free ride.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:08 pm  

Free “bystander training” is being offered to people in Richmond.

The aim is to help them safely challenge problematic behaviour when they see it.

Sessions will allow attendees to practice responses to a challenging situation and define what a violent act is.

More details can be found on Richmond Council’s website. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

A man is in hospital with potential life-threatening injuries following a collision in Tooting.

Emergency crews were called to Garratt Lane just after 1.30am.

A driver has been arrested on suspicion of drug driving and causing serious injury by careless driving.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Met police.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

Croydon Council says it needs to recruit at least 30 foster carers a year to meet growing demand

525 children are in care in the borough at the moment.

The authority has taken part in a national collaboration of 56 councils to help create a short film to raise awareness of fostering. 

The 4 minute long film, called Childhood, is now live and can be viewed via the council’s website.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:15 am  

Wrestling fans are in for a treat in Surbiton on December the 3rd

New South London Wrestling Champ Jordan Saeed will be making his first title defence at Long Ditton Village Hall.

Jordan’s the first contender to represent Surbiton and Tolworth and the first Yemeni wrestling champion in the whole of the UK. 

The former police officer explains why the sport’s popularity is gaining traction with fans. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:39 am  

Wales manager Rob Page says captain Gareth Bale will wear the 'OneLove' armband at the World Cup, whether FIFA allow it or not

Same-sex activity is illegal in Qatar.

The Foreign Secretary has been criticised for suggesting LGBT fans should "compromise" to stay safe at this winter's World Cup.

Croydon North MP Steve Reed says “we either stand up for freedom or we are its opponents”.

The Prime Minister's spokesman says LGBT fans should not be expected to "compromise who they are" if they visit Qatar.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:25 am  

Network Rail has started the second phase of a £35 million project to modernise Clapham Junction station

The Brighton Yard entrance off St John’s Hill is being remodelled to improve accessibility and reduce overall congestion.

More space is being made available for five retail units and new toilets and baby changing and disabled facilities. 

The third phase of work will continue in December when the current staircases on platform 13 and 14 will be widened. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:10 am  

Wednesday 26 October 2022

Heathrow Airport may still be less busy than pre-pandemic times but it's already planning measures to prevent travel chaos at Christmas.

So-called "targeted mechanisms" are being agreed with airlines to prevent flight cancellations over the holidays.

It's as bosses estimate they'll have between 60 to 62-million passengers this year, 25-percent fewer than in 2019.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

People in Hounslow are being urged to get their COVID booster after infection rates rose 7% in one week.

The council says the pressure is really on medical services and residents need to help by getting their vaccine.

Figures released by the UK Health Security Agency show there were 158 positive cases this week.

That’s compared with 146 last week.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

A manhunt has been launched in Walton.

30-year-old Zac Alexander who is wanted for on warrant for failure to comply with his probation requirements.

He is described as a White male, of slim build, with short curly blonde hair and blue eyes.

He also has links to Egham and Addlestone and has a Criminal Behaviour Order prohibiting him from entering Elmbridge borough.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

A coffee cup recycling scheme is planning to launch in Surrey

Brighton based Cup Neutral says it is leading the way in making recycling coffee cups easier.

The company’s single wall design reduces the amount of paper used to make the cups and also makes easier recycling.

Currently 99% of takeaway cups used are not easily recyclable because of their plastic lids and heat proof lining.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service has a new boss.

Dan Quin has been appointed the new permanent Chief Fire Officer.

He’s served his whole career within Surrey Fire and Rescue Service since joining in 1999 as a firefighter at Leatherhead Station.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Richmond has narrowly missed the top spot as the best place to live for bagging a good school.

Education experts Little Ones London examined the percentage of schools rated outstanding by Ofsted and has ranked it in 2nd place.

Just over 46% of the schools in Richmond were judged as outstanding in the government body’s most recent inspection.

But Kensington and Chelsea topped the rankings with the best schools in the UK at just over 51%.

Little Ones London looked at the figures from 150 boroughs. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

A rail strike planned for November the 3rd has been cancelled out of respect for the Royal British Legion's Poppy Day.

The poppy factory in Richmond creates remembrance poppies and wreaths for the Legion’s annual Poppy Appeal.

Network Rail, Avanti West Coast and South Western Railway were due to be impacted by the walk-out.

Members of the T-S-S-A Union are still going forward with four days of industrial action from the 4th of November.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

The NHS in South-West London is asking for your views on how it should look in the future.

A consultation has been launched by Epsom, St Helier and St George’s Hospitals to “rethink” its strategy.

The survey asks what they did well and what they need to improve.

You can find a link  to it on our Twitter feed, just search for Jackie News.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Tooting Bec Lido is to close for nine months so a £3 million renovation can take place.

The UK’s biggest open-air freshwater pool will close on November the 20th.

The works, being undertaken by Wandsworth Council, also include the replacement of the pumphouse which control’s water supply. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Some ambulance batteries have been stolen from Chertsey Ambulance Station.

On Saturday, at around 12.30pm, a small black car entered the station and took them.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Runnymede Police

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Activist Gina Miller is going to stand against Chris Grayling in Epsom and Ewell at the next election.

She rose to prominence after taking the government to court both over Brexit and the prorogation of parliament.

The area has been conservative since it was formed in 1974, and Mr Grayling has a majority of nearly 18,000.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Chelsea boss Graham Potter says he's not concerned with "wastefulness" in front of goal

His side had 11 shots on target as they booked a place in the knockout stages of the Champions League with a 2-1 win away at RB Salzburg last night.

Potter claims the number of opportunities they're carving out is encouraging.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:36 pm  

On his first full day as Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak's already under pressure

He's facing a backlash over his appointment of Suella Braverman - bringing her back as home secretary, days after she was forced to quit for breaking the ministerial code.

Croydon North MP and Shadow Justice Secretary Steve Reed says there’s “no integrity and no respect for the rules”.

Meanwhile there are hints Monday's budget plan might be delayed.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:24 am  

Heathrow's reported a loss of £442m over the nine months to September, and issued a warning about passenger numbers

The airport says demand's unlikely to return to pre-pandemic levels for several years.

Bosses expect between 60 and 62 million people this year - a quarter fewer than in 2019.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:09 am  

There’s been a spike in robberies near to a school in Tooting

Police say high-vis patrols have been stepped up in the roads around Graveney School, especially at start and finish times.

Parents have also been written to and students spoken with surrounding their personal safety. 

Anyone targeted is urged to call 999 immediately.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:30 am  

Over 4,500 children in one of London’s wealthiest boroughs are to receive extra food vouchers this half term

Those on free school meals in Kensington and Chelsea are to be given an extra £20 to spend in supermarkets. 

This is an increase of £5 per child per week compared to previous years. 

Councillors says they are committed to providing this higher amount up to and including the Easter holidays next spring. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:28 am  

South East Coast Ambulance Service has put together a plan focusing on reducing hospital handover delays and retaining staff

 It’s after its latest Care Quality Commission report released today moved the Trust from ‘Good’ to ‘Requires Improvement’.

 The report did however recognise that SECAmb, along with other areas, has a health and social care system that is ‘gridlocked’. 

Inspectors say the Trust is unable to solve all of its issues alone and has encouraged bosses to work with the wider health system.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:15 am  

Tuesday 25 October 2022

Wimbledon’s Conservative MP Stephen Hammond says he’s proud to have nominated Rishi Sunak.

He says he’s looking forward to supporting him as he governs for the whole of the UK and “delivers for Wimbledon”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

Surrey Fire and Rescue and Surrey Police are to go head-to-head in a football match aimed at highlighting the dangers of drink driving.

Young adult football fans are the main focus of the sporting event which will also aim to raise awareness of drug driving. 

The free match takes place on Friday, the 4th of November at Meadowbank Football Ground in Dorking. 

Kick-off is 2.30 with monetary donations going to the firefighters’ charity. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

A new programme of care which treats domestic abuse as a heath issue has launched at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.

The site has announced its partnership with the new NHS England Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence team.

£20 million worth of funding was made available for sexual assault and domestic violence services at the start of the year. 

It included enhanced support services for victims who have complex, trauma-related mental health needs.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Just over a month ago, the deadliest Hurricane to hit Florida since 1935, “Ian”, devastated the southern-most part of the Unites States.

Jackie’s Charlie Hogben has spent the last fortnight observing the clean-up in the place lovingly referred to as The Sunshine State.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

Twickenham’s MP says although she “disagrees profoundly” with Rishi Sunak, she’s “heartened to witness the first ever brown Prime Minister”

Lib Dem Munira Wilson is following the party line and calling for a general election.

But of Mr Sunak’s appointment, she’s tweeted “my parents were convinced it couldn't/wouldn't happen. 

Glad they were proved wrong.”. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Esher’s MP has got his old jobs back.

Dominic Raab has been reappointed deputy Prime Minister and Justice Secretary under Rishi Sunak. 

Suella Braverman is returning as home secretary, just days after she left the role and criticised Liz Truss's government. 

Grant Shapps is also back in the cabinet as he's replaced Jacob Rees Mogg as business secretary.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

A 14 year old from Hampton Wick has been crowned winner of The Royal Parks junior birding photography competition.

Judges were pleasantly taken aback with Matteo De Oliveira’s capture of a skylark in Bushy Park.

Matteo is a wildlife enthusiast and recognises many bird calls.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Chelsea look to secure their place in the last-16 of the Champions League with a victory against RB Leipzig this hour.

They're still unbeaten under manager Graham Potter.

Manchester City will finish top of their group with a game to spare, if they beat Borussia Dortmund later.

Celtic need their first victory in their group - if they're to keep their hopes of qualifying for the Europa League alive.

They host Shakhtar Donetsk.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:56 pm  

A man who walked into Hammersmith police station and confessed to killing a man 40 years previously has been convicted of his murder.

Police say 61 year old John Paul was evidently suffering with a mental illness when he made the admission in May last year.  

The murder of 42-year-old Anthony Bird in 1980 had been under review by detectives at the time.

Paul pleaded not guilty but was convicted of murder by a jury at the Old Bailey. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:12 pm  

People living near the Thames between Runnymede and Teddington are being urged to have their say on plans for a new flood channel.

The River Thames Scheme has launched a six-week consultation on the plans via its website.  

 The initiative, which includes the channel, will aim to reduce the risk of flooding to homes, businesses, and infrastructure.

It will also look to provide a habitat for wildlife in the form of open green spaces, footpaths and cycleways. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:52 pm  

A man from Ashford has been jailed for 14 months for fly-tipping items such as asbestos and a sofa.

Harry William Shaw pleaded guilty to charges relating to three incidents in Shepperton and Ashford last summer. 

He also pleaded guilty to by false representation for claiming he held a waste carrier licence despite the fact it had been revoked.

 Shaw failed to appear in court for sentencing and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

 He was detained after being spotted travelling as a passenger in a Transit Tipper by a Spelthorne Council Enforcement Officer.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:06 pm  

People across Richmond are being asked to walk for women

A torch led stroll is taking place in the lead up to White Ribbon Day on November the 25th.

The worldwide event is dedicated to ending male violence against women by encouraging men and boys to make a stand against it.

The starting point for the walk on Thursday November the 3rd is Mortlake Green at 5pm. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:50 am  

Chelsea boss Graham Potter admits they've struggled to carve out clear cut chances in their last three matches

They could win their Champions League group this evening as they travel to RB Salzburg.

Potter says there are many reasons for their recent lack of dynamism in front of goal.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:21 am  

We'll get a chance to see a partial solar eclipse this morning

It’ll start for us in South-West London and North Surrey at around 10.08.

Experts say the sun will look like it's had "a bite taken out of it".

Up to 85% of its surface will be blocked by the moon in western Siberia.

We're being warned not to look directly at the sun.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:15 am  

Hammersmith Broadway is now home to the borough’s first cycle storage hub.

Built by the Council, it is free for residents and commuters to use for the first year.

The unit can hold 80 bikes and has CCTV fitted which is linked to the council’s control room 24/7.

Leo Murray is a cycle safety campaigner.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:30 am  

The next generation of cardiologists have spent the day at Kingston Hospital to get hands on experience about their career of choice

Youngsters from Chessington School visited as part of the Your Heart Hospital initiative which is run at NHS sites across the UK. 

Pupils are taught resuscitation skills and methods to spot and treat heart disease.  

They were also given a tour of the cardiovascular department and its equipment.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:06 am  

Monday 24 October 2022

Beauty giant L'Oréal is to open a training academy at White City.

It’s relocating from its Hammersmith based headquarters to the new Gateway Central development in the north of the borough.

The academy will allow training for 10,000 people every year.

The council says “ by attracting industry leaders like L'Oréal we’re continuing to create opportunities for local people.”

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

The people in Thornton Heath who were ousted from their homes due to a gas explosion are going to “fight for justice”.

Luke Williams reports

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:27 pm  

Three Met Police officers have denied assaulting a 17-year-old boy at a bus stop in Tooting.

The trio pleaded not guilty to assault by beating when they appeared in court this morning.

The Independent Office for Police Conduct has confirmed it did investigate the incident in April.

The officers have been released on unconditional bail ahead of a two-day trial at Westminster Magistrates’ Court in February.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:19 pm  

Lib Dem leader Sir Ed Davey is still calling for a general election following the news Rishi Sunak is to be Prime Minister.

The MP for Kingston says “Conservative MPs have installed another out-of-touch Prime Minister without giving you a say.”

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

New Zealand and South Africa are to face each other at Twickenham.

It’s  as part of their final preparations for next year's Rugby Union World Cup in France.

The two sides will meet on Friday the 25th of August, two weeks before the tournament begins in Paris.

South Africa are the current World Cup holders after beating England 32-12 in the 2019 final.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

The Lib Dem leader for Twickenham, Munira Wilson, is backing a Bill calling for a December general election.

The Bill, being tabled in Parliament today, is calling for this to happen by the 1st of December.

It comes as several Conservative MPs today have said an election will be needed in light of their third Prime Minister in as many years. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Environment minister Lord Goldsmith of Richmond is one of the Conservatives calling for a general election.

Zac Goldsmith was backing Boris Johnson in the leadership race based on his winning 2019 manifesto. 

On Twitter he claimed many Conservative members would have also backed Mr Johnson’s return but were worried about a backlash. 

Mr Goldsmith says a general election is “morally unavoidable”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

A man who hit a car at a zebra crossing in Staines is being sought after by police

On the 16th of October, at around 2.25pm, a man approached a car at the crossing near Frankie and Benny’s.

He started being verbally abusive towards the driver, then walked off towards Two Rivers.

He’s described as a white, between 45 and 50, with grey hair and a blue jacket.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Ten new air quality sensors have been installed near selected primary schools across Hammersmith and Fulham.

They’ll be attached to street lamps and track rates of dangerous air pollution.

An additional 25 are set to be installed at other primary schools by the end of the year.

Schools are also being invited to apply to the Schools’ Air quality Monitoring for Health and Education programme.

The scheme will help teachers understand how youngsters are affected by air pollution inside the classroom.

A quarter of London’s school children are said to be affected by high rates of toxic air according to research by King’s College London. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:39 pm  

The Brentford boss has opened up about the possibility of moving to Aston Villa

 Brentford boss Thomas Frank admits his team's performance in their 4-nil thrashing at Aston Villa won't have done him any favours if he's being considered for the managerial vacancy at the Midlands club.

The Dane is rumoured to be one of the names in the running to succeed Steven Gerrard

Frank says he's not spoken to anyone about a move to Villa Park.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:07 pm  

Two shipping containers and a lorry have been destroyed in a fire in Croydon

Emergency crews were called to Oaks Road on Saturday after nearby residents heard a “loud bang”. 

The cause is under investigation and there are no reports of any injuries.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:25 am  

An arts festival has returned to Mole Valley two years after COVID forced it online

Arts Alive is in its 26th year and includes a broad range of music, workshops, theatre, Japanese poetry and literature. 

It runs throughout October. 

Councillor David Draper explains why it’s so special.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:27 am  

Workers from BT and Openreach are staging a fresh 24-hour strike today in a long-running dispute over pay

They include 999 call handlers belonging to the Wimbledon-based Communication Workers Union.

The CWU says BT imposed a pay rise which was well below inflation - the company says it made the best award it could.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:05 am  

Sunday 23 October 2022

The annual Kingston Half Marathon returned today, starting and finishing in the historic ancient market place.

Tom Austin from Poole won the race with a race time of 1 hour 8 minutes and 15 seconds 

Roehampton based Oliver Garner came fourth at 1 hour 13 minutes and 55 seconds and Dorking and Mole Valley’s Daniel Jefferies came a respectable nineteenth.

Meanwhile all finishes receive a medal for their participation. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:44 pm  

Rishi Sunak's support has grown, with 140 MPs now publicly backing him in the Tory leadership contest.

 He has some high-profile backing - including former home secretary Suella Braverman, who reckons he'll provide "unity, stability and efficiency".

She joins the former Deputy Prime Minister and MP for Esher and Walton Domonic Raab who is also backing Mr Sunak saying ‘He has the plan and credibility’ 

He also went on to say a return to the Johnson era would restart the Partygate ‘soap opera’ 

But while Boris Johnson doesn't have enough nominations yet, big names are supporting him - including Foreign Secretary James Cleverly who says he's "learned lessons from his time in Number Ten".

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:42 pm  

Epsom and St Helier hospitals’ boss has released an emotional plea urging some 17,000 medical staff to get the flu jab.

Group CEO Jacqueline Totterdell says she thought she would die after contracting the virus in 2019. 

Ms Totterdell says she wouldn’t be here today if she hadn’t have received the vaccine.

Around 25,000 people die of flu every year in England and this winter is expected to be particularly bad based on the situation in Australia.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:20 pm  

The Mitcham and Morden MP spoke in the House of Commons following residents’ concerns of a gas explosion in Thornton Heath.

MP, Siobhain McDonagh, asked for assistance from the government and clarity on who should be picking up the bill during an emergency.

The body of four-year-old Sahara Salman was recovered from the ruins of a house after the explosion on the 8th of August.

McDonagh shared that Sahara’s mother and siblings are still homeless and sleeping on the floor- 10 weeks after the tragedy.

The council may be eligible for a government scheme which would offer financial support to those affected.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:30 pm  

Ice skating rink in Hampton Court will return this Christmas.

The 500-year-old Tudor Palace will host holiday skaters from November 17th to January 8th.

The palace courtyard will be fitted with a 26-foot Christmas tree, and offer mulled wine and mince pies.

All this week, Henry VIII’s former residence is hosting Halloween-themed fun and history.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:30 am  

There’s been a spate of burglaries targeting jewellery across Epsom and Ewell.

Police say the thefts usually occur in the afternoons and evenings with offenders gaining entry via back gardens.

Officers are urging people to consider “target hardening” their properties, which they say can be done cost effectively.

This includes installing alarms and light sensors and not leaving keys in locks.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:30 am  

Wandsworth council is to become the first authority in the country to trial fining speeding drivers instead of the police.

Once in force, motorists will be penalised if they exceed the 20mph limit on two busy roads: Wimbledon Park Road and Priory Lane.

Both are the subjects of numerous complaints from residents about excessive vehicle speeds.

The Wandsworth pilot is designed to support and not replace Met Police enforcement of excessive traffic speeds.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:30 am  

New, multi-purpose cleaning machines are being installed on Hounslow’s largest housing estates.

The electric Glutton H2O street cleaners are built to clear difficult areas such as pathways and playgrounds.

The machines will be based on the Ivybridge, Brentford Towers, Heston Farm and Highfields estates.

They also include an on-board washer, enabling graffiti removal and can cleanse the surfaces of litter bins, bin shelters and bin rooms.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:30 am  

It’s estimated that more than 1,300 residents aged 65 and over are living with dementia in Hammersmith and Fulham.

This number is predicted to increase by 42% by 2030.

The council is now looking to make the borough a “Dementia friendly community.”

The aims of such communities are to increase diagnosis rates, reduce social isolation, and provide clear and accessible support.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:27 am  

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