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Saturday 12 November 2022

A protest outside South Wimbledon Tube Station caused some disruption to traffic this afternoon


A protest outside South Wimbledon Tube Station caused some disruption to traffic this afternoon.

 About a dozen men and women with placards were involved.

 Police have described the protest as small and say there were no arrests.

 They say the demonstrators were not from the campaign group Just Stop Oil, which has held a series of disruptive actions over fossil fuels.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:28 pm  

Around a dozen protesters are reported to have held up traffic outside South Wimbledon tube station

The group, including women and men, held placards and at one point tried to block the path of a lorry. 

It's not yet known whether the protesters are linked to the group Just Stop Oil, which has been staging a series of disruptive demonstrations against fossil fuels and climate change. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:08 pm  

Early warning flood detectors have gone live across Richmond

The Council is participating in a trial of sensors, which are located at 12 gullies.

They allow rising water levels to be monitored and alert the borough’s drainage team to respond quickly to any surface water flooding. 

The new sensors are part of the South London Partnership’s InnOvaTe Project.



posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:47 am  

A project to build a specialist hospital unit in Sutton could be abandoned after PM Rishi Sunak refused to commit to building it along with other new hospitals promised for London and the South-East

The new PM said the “Chancellor will set out plans in the Autumn Statement” when questioned about the programme in the Commons.

The 500-million-pound unit has been delayed for two years and Epsom and St Helier NHS Trust says its still “waiting for feedback” on funding from the government.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:51 am  

The Deputy Prime Minister's department has insisted Dominic Raab 'values' civil servants - as he becomes the latest cabinet member to be accused of bullying

The Guardian claims senior civil servants were offered 'respite or a route out' due to concerns some were still traumatised from the Esher and Walton MP’s previous stint at the Ministry of Justice.

Labour says it raises yet more questions about Rishi Sunak's judgment.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:37 am  

People in Richmond are being urged to attend a virtual meeting about how to cope with the cost-of-living crisis

The Council is allocating £3 million to help residents deal with added financial pressures over the coming months.

There will be advice on money saving and benefits as well as input from energy groups and charities.

The free event will take place on Zoom, on Monday, the 12th of December, from 6.30pm.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:34 am  

Merton Council is to formally object to proposals to expand the Beddington waste facility

Viridor, which operates the site, has applied to the Environment Agency to increase the amount of waste it takes in.

The South London Waste Partnership is reviewing the application and will submit a joint response in the coming weeks.

But Merton Council has confirmed it will be filing its own objection to the proposals too.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:33 am  

Friday 11 November 2022

Chelsea boss Graham Potter admits the break for the World Cup comes at a good time for him to take stock.

They've played 13 games in six weeks but have only won three of their seven Premier League fixtures since the Englishman joined the club from Brighton.

Potter says he'll be able to assess where they need to improve while the tournament is going on in Qatar.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Farmers are under now strict orders to keep their birds indoors as the country battles the “largest ever outbreak” of avian flu.

The England-wide restrictions came into force on Monday and aim to prevent captive birds coming into contact with wild ones. 

The UK has recorded more than 200 confirmed cases of bird flu since October 2021. 

Mark Fielder is a Professor of Medical Microbiology at Kingston University; he explains what makes this outbreak so deadly.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:59 pm  

Kingston’s Independents Residents Group has taken a borough ward from the Liberal Democrats at a by-election.

They’ve overturned the last election result in Green Lane and St James ward by a 209 majority. 

67 year old former postmistress Yvonne Tracey is now the second KIRG Councillor on the council. 

Her plan for the ward in New Malden includes preventing over-development and tackling the cost-of-living crisis. 

Ms Tracey will be giving up her first year’s councillor allowance, over £8,800, to charity.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Newcastle boss Eddie Howe says Callum Wilson is a doubt for their final Premier League game before the World Cup against Chelsea tomorrow due to illness.

The striker was named in England's squad for the tournament yesterday after battling back from a series of injury problems.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Croydon’s Mayor says he wants the authority to be financially stable by 2026.

 Jason Perry says his plans, which he’ll announce next week, will see the council become smaller but more effective. 

The authority declared itself bankrupt in November 2020 by issuing a Section 114 notice due to its financial difficulties. 

This included owing around £1.5billion.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:06 pm  

The campaign group Just Stop Oil say it's ending its campaign of blocking the M25

It's asking the prime minister to consider his statement to the Cop27 climate talks on Monday, in which he said it's "morally right" that the UK honours its commitments.

Dozens of people have been arrested after climbing onto overhead signs on the UK's busiest motorway.

Indigo Rumbelow, one of the protesters, says not enough's being done to tackle climate change.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:36 pm  

Heathrow Airport says it saw passenger numbers rise in October because of people going away for half term

5.9m people went on flights last month - which is around 84% of pre-Covid levels.

Bosses also say they have a plan in place to deal with a Christmas peak in travel.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:12 am  

The South East Coast Ambulance Service says their computer systems are back online, following a “critical incident”

Last night, the service had to move to a back-up telephone system after their computer-aided dispatch system went down.

SECamb says they “are continuing to work closely with our IT providers on fully resolving the issues”

eople are still being urged to only call 999 in the event of a serious emergency.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:15 am  

The Royal Star and Garter veteran’s charity is marking Armistice Day by telling the stories of its residents

The charity has care homes in Surbiton, Solihull and High Wycombe. 

They provide specialist nursing, dementia and therapeutic care to veterans and their partners.   

Jim signed up to the Royal Navy when he was just 15. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:27 am  

The speed limit on a major road in Raynes Park could be about to be increased

Merton Council wants to implement a 30 miles per hour limit along Bushey Road between Grand Drive and Martin Way.

It’s currently 20 miles per hour.

But the council says given that it is a dual carriageway which is not lined by homes or shops, 30mph is a more “sensible speed.”

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:32 am  

Just Stop Oil has announced it's stopping protests on the M25, following days of disruption

The environmental campaign group says it's giving the government time to "consider their responsibilities to the country".

Two more people have been arrested for Public Nuisance after yesterday’s disruption on the Surrey stretch of the M25. 

Surrey Police have arrested 18 people this week following Just Stop Oil activism at various junctions of the motorway. 

The arrests include a 68-year-old woman from Kirklees and 71-year-old man from Dewsbury.

The force says it’s “coordinated criminality”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:05 am  

Thursday 10 November 2022

Kensington and Chelsea Council has announced a new raft of measures to support residents through the winter months.

The authority has agreed a 6 month plan offering targeted financial and practical help. 

£8 million of Council money will be spent on various initiative including a cost of living support hub and opening warm spaces. 

The money will also help continue to support the post COVID work the authority has been doing so far. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:16 pm  

Police in Chertsey are searching for a man after a girl was allegedly followed after leaving school earlier this week.

Officers were made aware of a report in the Guildford Street area at around 4:15 on Tuesday. 

They have issued a picture of a man they think could help them with their enquiries. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:03 pm  

Kingston’s e-bikes powered 4,850 trips last month with users travelling more than 12,000 miles between them.

The council says the majority of rides remained within the royal borough. 

Kingston Council launched its own e-bike service in conjunction with operator Human Forest in September. 

It gives riders 10 minutes riding free of charge a day and encourages them to end their journey in designated Green Zones only.  

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:58 pm  

The first of a number of new council homes have been unveiled in Sutton.

The Otway House development in Stonecot Hill will eventually comprise 28 properties. 

The development has been funded by the Greater London Authority’s Affordable Homes Programme.

It’s aim is to deliver high-quality, energy-efficient social housing at affordable prices.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:36 pm  

Manu Tuilagi will have to settle for a place on the bench when England take on Japan in rugby union's autumn internationals on Saturday at Twickenham.

Guy Porter replaces him in the starting fifteen following last weekend's shock opening defeat to Argentina.

Head coach Eddie Jones says it's not a reflection of Tuilagi's performance.

Sam Simmonds also comes into the team at Twickenham, while Jack Van Poortvliet's preferred to Ben Youngs at scrum-half.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Surrey Police took to the M25 with drones in the early hours.

They were hoping to disrupt any potential protests following the Just Stop Oil demonstrations that have taken place every day this week. 

The M25 was however shut anticlockwise at Junction 8 for Reigate after protesters climbed the gantry there.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:59 pm  

Brentford striker Ivan Toney has missed out on a place in England's 26-man World Cup squad with Callum Wilson and Marcus Rashford preferred by Gareth Southgate.

The 26-year-old was called up for September's Nations League fixtures but didn't make an appearance.

Toney's scored nine goals for his club so far this season.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:49 pm  

James Maddison, Marcus Rashford and Newcastle striker Callum Wilson have been included in England's 26-man squad for the World Cup.

Arsenal defender Ben White also gets a call-up for Qatar following the injury to Chelsea full-back Reece James.

Manchester City pair Kyle Walker and Kalvin Phillips are both in following recent fitness problems.

But there's no place for defenders Dan Burn and Fikayo Tomori or Brentford striker Ivan Toney.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

A teacher at a school in Battersea has pleaded guilty to distributing indecent images of children.

34-year-old Matthew Smith pleaded guilty to five counts of child abuse offences. 

The National Crime Agency says there’s “early indications of significant online offending”.

Tony Cook, from the NCA, says they’re dedicated to investigating the crimes and “pursue the highest risk offenders”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:59 pm  

A man has been arrested after his car overturned in a collision in Sunbury.

Police were called to Windmill Road on Sunday night after the Mercedes tried to overtake but clipped the traffic light island. 

The driver ran off into the nearby estate leaving the engine running. 

The dog unit tracked him down and officers arrested him for taking a car without consent or insurance and other offences.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:57 pm  

Merton’s libraries are to receive more than £300,000 over the next three years

They’ve been awarded Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation status. 

The money from the Arts Council England will be used to deliver cultural opportunities across the borough. 

Wimbledon’s Polka Theatre will also receive £1.7million as part of the same funding programme. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:34 am  

An historic bridge in Cobham which rotted after it was flooded in 2019 has reopened after being restored

Woollett Bridge acts as a major link between gardens at 18th century at Painshill Park.

Funding for the work, which totalled more than £100,000, was provided by Elmbridge Borough Council and individual supporters. 

The design for the new bridge has been based on an engraving by William Woollett created in 1760.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:19 am  

Brentford Fountain has been marked as “at risk”, due to “anti-social behaviour, fly-tipping and littering”

It’s among 175 sites which English Heritage thinks are under threat as a result of decay, or neglect. 

But over the last year 233 places have also been removed from the list. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:28 am  

London's train network is expected to be heavily impacted by strike action today

Members of the RMT and Unite unions are walking out in an ongoing row over pay.

Little to no service is expected on the underground network – while London Overground and the DLR are subject to timetable and journey changes.

Transport for London are urging people to check before they travel.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:01 am  

People fleeing North Korea are being helped to acclimatise to life in the UK thanks to a charity in New Malden

It is currently illegal to leave the country without permission. 

Connect: North Korea offers advice and support on issues such as accessing healthcare, utilities and housing.

The charity has been handed a £50,000 grant from the City Bridge Trust which is the City of London Corporation’s charity funder.

Connect: North Korea will use the money to continue its work which also includes mental health support.

The charity says many are affected by the trauma of leaving their homes and starting life in a new country very different to their own. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:13 am  

Wednesday 9 November 2022

Stormzy will curate and headline a day at the All Points East festival in London next year.

The rapper star from New Malden  says the event - called This Is What We Mean Day - will be his only UK show next year.

The full line-up for the gig in Victoria Park in August is yet to be announced.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

A builder from Tadworth has been convicted of over £100,000 worth of fraud.

46-year-old Stewart Munnery would present himself as a knowledgeable builder, then exploit vulnerable customers.

He would offer low quotes, which he’d inflate later.

The court heard how he was “suffering from complex medical issues” affecting his behaviour, something he also told victims.

He’s been sentenced to 16 months behind bars, and 16 on licence.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

People in Richmond are once again being offered free bags of grit and rock salt.

It’s part of the Council's annual winter initiative to tackle snow and ice.

Up to 50 kilos of grit is being offered per household free-of-charge to help clear frozen footpaths.

The Council's winter gritting service, which runs from October to April, will continue to maintain the public roads. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

Reece James says he's "devastated" to be missing out on the World Cup.

He won’t be part of the 26-man squad travelling to Qatar.

The Chelsea full-back has been told by England manager Gareth Southgate he won't be risked because of a knee injury.

James, who says he's worked harder than ever to get back fit, has wished the team well in the tournament.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Putney based British number one Cameron Norrie's been criticised for signing up for next month's Diriyah Tennis Cup in Saudi Arabia.

Amnesty International says players are being "hired" to take part in the "latest jamboree of Saudi sportswashing" 

The country's human rights record is under continued scrutiny.

Former world number one Daniil Medvedev and Alexander Zverev are also competing at the tournament with total prize money of 3-million-dollars.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:28 pm  

A burglar from Thames Ditton who targeted empty houses undergoing renovations has now been jailed.

Frank Smith will serve 2 years behind bars after admitting two counts of burglary and one count of an assault on an emergency worker.

One incident last December saw him break into a property undergoing refurbishment in Esher where he stole a power drill worth £400. 

As he fled the scene, he was challenged by an off-duty Met Police officer.

In response, he threatened to stab him with the drill, leading the officer to fall to the ground in his attempt to get out of harm’s way.

Smith then drove to another empty house in Long Ditton, broke in and stole tools worth approximately £4,500.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Surrey’s Police and Crime Commissioner is calling on activists to halt their protests on the M25 motorway after a police officer was injured.

Lisa Townsend says she shares the “frustration” of the vast majority of the public after a third day of Just Stop Oil protests.

Activists scaled gantries again this morning at various locations around the Surrey stretch of the M25. 

All parts of the motorway were fully reopened by 9.30am and a number of arrests have been made.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

The race is on to raise £30,000 so 500 older people across Hammersmith and Fulham can have a very merry Christmas.

The Council is hoping to put on a three course meal, as well as transport and gift bags for those who would otherwise be alone.

But authority bosses are asking for donations from residents to help the event go ahead as funds are tight. 

The proposed Christmas Day celebration will be taking place at the Novotel Hotel with volunteers and professional staff on hand.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

A memorial service has taken place today in Croydon to mark six years since the Croydon tram derailment which killed seven people.

62 others were injured when the tram came off the tracks at Sandilands stop just after 6am on November the 9th 2016. 

The commemorative ceremony was held at 11.00am at Central Parade where the memorial plinth to the victims is situated. 

A silence was observed which was led by Jason Perry the Mayor of Croydon.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

The Lib Dem Spokesperson for Education is calling on the Prime Minister to make more money available to England’s schools.

Nine in ten will have less spending power next year compared to this year according to the School Cuts Campaign group.

Schools in Munira Wilson’s own constituency Twickenham are facing shortages of £2.2million next year.


 This was Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s reply. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

There are calls for an urgent investigation after violence broke out during a powercut at a Heathrow immigration centre.

There are reports that living conditions dropped to the point where people on one wing refused to return to their cells in protest.

The letter, from Bail For Immigration Detainees, says it was a “manifest failure in the duty of care”.

Immigration Minister Robert Jenrick says the violence is “unacceptable” and the perpetrators will be held to account.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

It's understood Reece James has been left out of England's World Cup squad following discussions with manager Gareth Southgate

The Chelsea full-back picked up a knee injury in their Champions League game with AC Milan last month.

England's 26-man squad for the tournament in Qatar will be named tomorrow.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:14 am  

A police motorcycle rider's been injured as they were responding to Just Stop Oil protests on the M25

Officers say the collision involving the motorbike and two lorries happened during a rolling roadblock caused by the demonstrations.

Some protesters today have been locking themselves to the gantries, requiring specialist officers and equipment to remove them.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:27 am  

The victims of the Croydon tram crash will be remembered this morning, six years on from the tragedy

Seven people died and 62 others were injured when a tram derailed at Sandilands stop just after 6am on November the 9th 2016. 

A commemorative service and silence will be held at 11am at Central Parade where the memorial to the victims is situated. 

Jean Smith’s 35 year old son Mark was killed in the crash.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:35 am  

Gillingham pulled off the shock of the night as they dumped Premier League Brentford out of the League Cup

The fourth-tier side won on penalties after the match ended 1-all.

There are some big games this evening with last season's runners-up Chelsea heading to Premier League champions Manchester City.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:08 am  

Police say they’re “proactively patrolling” the M25, and are removing one protester from near junction eight

16 people from Just Stop Oil were arrested yesterday. 

One demonstrator climbed onto a gantry at junction 14 for Heathrow at 8am yesterday, but was removed by 8.30. 

Over 11,000 officer shifts have been devoted to the protests since the start of October. 

22 people have been charged so far.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:05 am  

Tuesday 8 November 2022

Elmbridge Cabinet is to consider a proposal for the potential future development of the Torrington Road car park site in Claygate.

A council owned car park in Claygate could be about to be redeveloped. 

Elmbridge Council is to discuss the possibility at its next meeting next week. 

The authority says the potential future development of the Torrington Road car park may include retail and residential opportunities. 

Any development would go through the planning process including offering residents and businesses the opportunity to comment.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Heathrow departure boards are being installed at Canary Wharf tube station.

It’s after the Elizabeth Line opened in May, with a direct connection to the airport. 

Canary Wharf Group CEO Shobi Khan says the connection is a “game changer”, and hopes it’ll bring “international business opportunities”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:49 pm  

Schools in Twickenham are facing cuts in their spending of £2.2million next year.

The figures have been published today by the ‘School Cuts’ campaign which is run by teaching unions. 

In total, 33 of Twickenham’s 36 schools will see a reduction in their spending power next year compared to this year. 

Overall, nine in ten schools across England will have less spending power next year compared to this year. 

More than two in three schools in England will have a lower spending power next year than in 2015.

School leaders are warning there could be 'catastrophic' staffing cuts unless the government increases funding.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Around 10,000 more tests will be available per year in parts of South-West London, thanks to some government funding.

Kingston Hospital and the Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare teams will use the money for cardiology and respiratory conditions. 

The £2.1m will also go towards the hospital increasing capacity for its outpatients service. 

The government is putting money towards speeding up the diagnosis of conditions ranging from cancer to heart disease.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

A number of tribute sites have been created across New Malden so people can pay their respects to those killed in a crush in Korea.

156 people died and another 196 were injured during Halloween festivities on the 29th of October. 

New Malden’s Jubilee Square has been nominated as a location for floral tributes as has the Korean Culture Centre in the high street. 

New Malden is said to be home to the largest South Korean community in Europe.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:46 pm  

People in Hammersmith and Fulham are being given the chance to get their green fingers on a free tree.

100 are being handed out today to those who have registered for one with the council. 

The Field Maples will be available to take home and plant on land owned by residents.

The species is particularly good for urban planting.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Proceeds from the sale of Chelsea FC in May are said to still be 'frozen' in a UK bank account despite being earmarked to help Ukraine.

Former Russian owner Roman Abramovich was sanctioned over the war. 

American Todd Boehly bought the side for £4.25 billion and we were told at the time the funds would help Ukrainian victims. 

Foreign Office minister Leo Docherty was asked in the Commons for a progress update.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:37 pm  

Six charged and five more arrested in Surrey following second morning of M25 disruption

Five further arrests have been made in Surrey today following a second morning of disruption on the M25.

From 7:30am onwards Surrey officers responded to reports of activists at multiple locations along the Surrey stretch. 

With support from National Highways, traffic was stopped whilst specialist police officers trained to work at height, scaled the gantries and by 10:30am all had been removed and arrested.

Six other people who were arrested on the motorway yesterday have since been charged and are due in court today.

Superintendent Graham Barnett, from Surrey and Sussex Operations Command, said: “Make no mistake, what we are seeing this week is not peaceful protest, it is large-scale, co-ordinated, criminality disrupting the lives of thousands of people trying to go about their daily business.

“Our main concern continues to be the safety of other road users as well as protecting our officers who are climbing gantries to remove them and get the roads running again.  This kind of dangerous activity puts the public at risk, it puts police officers at risk, and it diverts our resources away from tackling other crime in our communities.

“Charges have been brought against those arrested yesterday and we will continue to work with the Crown Prosecution Service to seek charges for those committing offences today.

“Alongside our colleagues in other forces we are conducting proactive patrols and acting fast on intelligence we receive about these activists. This has resulted in some pre-emptive arrests, and we will continue to do this. However, it is neither feasible nor sustainable for us to continually police hundreds of gantries around the M25.”

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:49 pm  

Wimbledon is reportedly set to allow female players to wear coloured underwear, to take into account menstrual cycles.

The Mail reports that it follows Judy Murray’s call for the All-England club to rethink its stance. 

A group called Address the Dress Code held a protest just before the Wimbledon final this year. 

Sources say that players will still have to wear white clothes on top, however.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Brentford boss Thomas Frank says Ivan Toney will start in tonight's League Cup third round tie at home to Gillingham as he fights for a place in England's World Cup squad

The striker is assisting the FA with their enquiries after reports alleged he was being investigated for gambling on football.

Frank says Toney would be a great inclusion in Qatar.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:49 pm  

The health secretary has received his vaccination at St George’s Hospital in Tooting

The hospital says he praised the professionalism of the team, and spoke to staff about where the challenges lie.

The CEO also spoke to him about their key priorities and challenges.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:14 pm  

Eight people are appearing in court today, accused of being part of the plans to disrupt the M25

Among them is 56-year-old Roger Hallam, the founder of Extinction Rebellion. 

On Sunday, police arrested a number of people after a tipoff regarding demonstrations on the motorway. 

Around 15 people from Just Stop Oil climbed onto the gantries this morning.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:54 am  

People living near waterways across Surrey are being told to prepare for flooding over the winter months

This week is Flood Action Week and there are 13 alerts currently in place across the county.

People who own land next to streams and brooks are also being reminded it their responsibility to keep them clear.

This means clearing away excess leaves and branches to stop a build up of silt which can lead to flooding.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:31 am  

Around 15 demonstrators from Just Stop Oil are being removed from the overhead gantries of the M25

It’s the second day in a row that the protesters have disrupted traffic there. 

Yesterday, a total of 35 people were arrested in connection with the protests.

Assistant Commissioner Matt Twist says “this isn’t policing protests, this is a crime operation”. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:09 am  

16,000 doctors’ appointments are to be made available at Centrale shopping centre in Croydon over the next 6 months

Residents have been sent invitations to take part in the NHS trial which will be the UK’s largest ever health research programme.

The aim is to better prevent, detect, and treat conditions like dementia, cancer, diabetes and heart disease.

The goal is to recruit 5 million volunteers over the age of 18 for similar projects across the country.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:15 am  

A total of 35 arrests have been made against climate protesters targeting the M25

Assistant Commissioner Matt Twist says “this isn’t policing protests, this is a crime operation”.

Members of Just Stop Oil climbed into motorway gantries at several locations, forcing police to close some roads to remove them.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:07 am  

Monday 7 November 2022

The Ministry of Defence has presented Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals with an employment award.

The Ministry of Defence has presented Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals with an employment award. 

The NHS Foundation Trust now holds “Gold Employer” status. 

It’s in recognition that it actively employs former military personnel helping them transition into other careers after  service. 

The Defence Employer Recognition Scheme from the MoD is only for employers who have signed the Armed Forces Covenant.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:59 pm  

Hounslow Council is assuring residents the borough is safe after a woman was sexually assaulted last week.

The victim in her 60s was accosted in an alleyway near Martindale Road and attacked just before 7am last Wednesday. 

The woman was left with serious head injuries but is expected to make a recovery. 

A 39 year old man from Hounslow will appear in court on Thursday. 

Cllr Ajmer Grewal, Cabinet Member for Safety, said: “I am horrified by the incident that took place last Wednesday morning in Hounslow.  My thoughts and prayers are with the woman and her family. 

“As a woman living in the borough I know how most of you will be feeling and I want assure you we are doing everything in our power including working with the Police and other partners to help keep you safe. The Police have increased patrols in the area. 

"Violence has no place in our borough and I want to reassure residents we are working hard to making Hounslow a safer place.”

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:59 pm  

Two residents from Isleworth have been fined more than £5,000 for felling a mature tree in Osterley.

It was in a protected conservation area and is estimated to have been over 80 years old. 

Hounslow Council was alerted to the incident and took the two residents and a a Stanmore-based waste removal contractor to court. 

The three parties were ordered to pay fines and costs of £1,680 each for causing significant harm to the community and environment. 

The judge at Uxbridge Magistrates Court highlighted Hounslow Council’s climate emergency declaration and the role trees play in protecting the environment as reasoning for the fine. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

A 14-year-old boy remains in a critical condition after being stabbed in Hounslow.

Emergency crews were called just before 6.30pm yesterday to Hanworth Road. 

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

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:59 pm  

Firefighters have rescued a woman from a fire in Surbiton.

London Fire Brigade was called to Guildford Avenue just before 8 o’clock last night. 

The woman was trapped inside the property due to fire and heat and was eventually led to safety using an escape hood. 

The cause of the fire is believed to be hair straighteners left on bedding.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Queen Mary's Urgent Treatment Centre in Roehampton looks like it will remain open.

The unit was temporarily closed during the Covid pandemic. 

MP Fleur Anderson had campaigned against the closure saying it put pressure on other hospitals. 

She says it will remain open subject to “support from Wandworth Council’s Committee.”

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey Lisa Townsend has condemned the ‘reckless and dangerous’ actions of protesters who once again caused disruption on the M25 in Surrey this morning.

The Commissioner says the behaviour of Just Stop Oil protesters who scaled overhead gantries on the motorway put ordinary people’s lives at risk and were completely unacceptable.

Police were called this morning to four different locations on the Surrey stretch of the M25 and a number of arrests have been made. 

Similar protests were also seen in Essex, Hertfordshire and London.

Commissioner Lisa Townsend said: “Sadly once again we have seen people’s everyday lives being disrupted by the reckless actions of these protesters.

“No matter what the cause, climbing overhead gantries on the busiest motorway in the country during the Monday morning rush hour is dangerous in the extreme and totally unacceptable."

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:41 pm  

Chelsea boss Graham Potter says their Premier League defeat to Arsenal yesterday was not down to poor individual performances

He watched his side lose 1-nil meaning they're now five points off the top four.

Potter reluctantly admits their London rivals are a better team at this moment in time.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:44 pm  

Merton Council is going to be giving an extra £100 a month to residents who host refugees.

The authority says it wants to mitigate sharp increases in living costs and mortgage rates. 

It’ll be automatically given following the seventh month of hosting. 

Councillor Eleanor Stringer says they want to “recognise the sacrifices” that people have made to offer their help.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:42 pm  

Climate protesters are being taken down from motorway gantries on the M25

At around 7.30am this morning, demonstrators from Just Stop Oil climbed into them.

This caused police to stop traffic in order to deal with them.

The group had written to the Met Police and National Highways asking them for a 30mph speed limit this morning for their demonstration.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:26 am  

A 14-year-old boy is in a critical condition following a stabbing in Hounslow

Emergency crews were called just before 6.30pm yesterday to Hanworth Road.

There have been no arrests so far and police are appealing for information.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:05 am  

The annual Santa Fun Run is back in aid of the Princess Alice Hospice in Esher

The event sees participants don their Santa suits and run 5K around Bushy Park. 

There will be two events this year, on December the 4th and the 11th and the hope is to raise £60,000. 

Clare Woodward from the Princess Alice Hospice; she wants a thousand Santas to take part.   

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:35 am  

Surrey Police say they’ve had to shut at least one part of the M25 in order to deal with protesters in the motorway gantries

They’ve found Just Stop Oil demonstrators at junction six, between junctions 8-9, 13-12 southbound, and between 13 and 14.

Last night, the Met Police made arrests in response to planned disruption of a motorway.

The Met adds that over 10,000 officer shifts have been devoted to environmental protests since the start of October.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:56 am  

England rugby union head coach Eddie Jones doesn't think his side's confidence has been knocked by their shock 30-29 defeat to Argentina in their opening autumn international

The two nations will go head-to-head again in their first match at the World Cup next September.

Jones says the issues from the performance at Twickenham are simple to fix.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:17 am  

The Met Police say over 10,000 officer shifts have been devoted to environmental protests since the start of October

They’ve been making arrests overnight in relation to a planned disruption of a motorway.

It follows over a month of protests by Just Stop Oil protesters.

Assistant Commissioner Matt Twist says their intent is “disproportionate” and urges the public to call 999 if they see any disruption.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:09 am  

Sunday 6 November 2022

Sutton Council has laid out a blueprint of what it wants to do with the town’s main shopping centre, which it bought for £27 million in 2021.

More than 1,000 new homes, new shops and a new library could be built in Sutton town centre as new plans have been unveiled.

The plans involve selling off the current council offices and moving to a smaller building in the high street, as well as selling off the currently closed Seacombe Theatre and Gibson Road Car Park, to be transformed into hundreds of new homes.

A report recommending the council moves forward with the regeneration of the town centre will be discussed by councillors on Monday at a meeting with the Strategy and Resources Committee.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:31 pm  

The NHS is asking people across Epsom to join a new People’s Panel.

It’s as the creation of the Emergency Care Hospital in Sutton and redevelopment of Epsom and St Helier hospitals gets underway.

The trust serves a population of more than 490,000 people and bosses say its vital patients get a say in how their hospitals operate.

Youngsters and people from minority and protected characteristic groups are particularly being encouraged to sign up. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:09 pm  

A special “meet the brewer” night will be taking place in Wimbledon on Wednesday night.

Proceeds raised from the event at The Hand in Hand Pub on the Common will go to Dons Local Action Group.  

Volunteers collect essentials like food and furniture and donate them to the less well off in the Merton area. 

Landlord of The Hand, Andy Ford, is a big supporter of the charity. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:39 pm  

Surrey and Buckinghamshire Trading Standards have donated over 3,500 items to two foodbanks.

Epsom and Ewell and Aylesbury are the recipients of goods including food, household cleaning supplies, personal care items and cash.

The Epsom Foodbank has fed more than 43,000 people since it opened in 2012.

It saw a 42% increase in use in 2019. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:34 pm  

Cars won’t be allowed to drive near the gates of a school in Wandsworth at drop off and pick up times from tomorrow.


The road outside Beatrix Potter Primary has become the borough’s 20th “school street.”

Vehicles are banned at certain times to help reduce pollution and create a safer space for children to walk or scoot to class. 

Wandsworth council has committed to introducing school streets outside 50% of all of its primary schools.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:33 pm  

Albanian migrants crossing the channel have been put up at a Hotel in Heathrow before being driven out within hours in expensive cars.

Its after an investigation by the mail on Sunday which monitored one hotel the Crowne Plaza close to Heathrow.

The hotel which has a swimming pool and gym was occupied by migrants that have crossed the channel.

The news comes as the Home Office says a new scheme should halve the time it takes to process asylum claims.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

The Elizabeth line to Heathrow is now open

  The new ‘through route’ is connected to the central tunnels opening up direct journeys in and out of the airport.

 Today also marks the start of Sunday services allowing customers to use the lines seven days a week.

 The Elizabeth line opened back in May, with a new passenger service between nine new London stations

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:10 am  

A 35 year-old Merton man has begun a prison sentence after being convicted of murder

 The Old Bailey trial heard that Mongo Belili, also known as Ed, used a large hunting knife to fatally stab 41 year-old Paul Dalton.

 The victim was found in a pool of blood at the YMCA hostel in Wimbledon in January 2021.

 It’s thought Belili confronted Mr Dalton after he slammed a door.

 Belili will serve a minimum of 23 years.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:39 am  

Brentford striker Ivan Toney says he’s assisting the FA with its inquiries into allegations he gambled on football

  The 26-year-old World Cup hopeful says he’s assisting the FA with its enquiries.

The claims relate to a period before he joined the club. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:37 am  

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