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Saturday 31 December 2022

Among the recipients of awards in the New Year’s Honours list are Former Hounslow Council Leader Steve Curran

 He’s got an MBE for services to local government and the community

 Wales and Chelsea women’s captain Sophie Ingle’s been made an OBE.

Surrey Heath resident and Queen guitarist Brian May has been given a knighthood for his services to music and charity.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:04 pm  

Sutton has been shortlisted as a finalist at the Keep Britain Tidy Network Awards 2023

The ‘Great British Spring Clean Award 2023’ recognises promotion, engagement, and delivery of The Great British Spring Clean Campaign.

The award is open to local authorities who took part in the campaign in 2022.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:09 am  

Harlequins prop Joe Marler has been hit with an immediate two-week ban for insulting Bristol forward Jake Heenan's hospital-bound mother

Marler had been charged by the RFU for 'prejudicial conduct' following his role in a verbal altercation that sparked a mini brawl in Tuesday's Premiership clash at the Stoop in Twickenham.

The 32-year-old accepted the charge as he was handed his punishment at a disciplinary hearing on Friday.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:57 am  

Police have named a man they are trying to trace after a serious sexual assault on an elderly woman at her home in Notting Hill Gate

On Friday December 23rd between 9pm -10pm the victim, aged in her 70s, was subjected to a serious sexual assault in the vicinity of Ledbury Road.

Police are working to urgently trace 35-year-old James Bex, in connection with the incident.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:08 am  

Friday 30 December 2022

Elderly carers across Richmond received hand delivered hampers for a second consecutive year this Christmas

The scheme was organised by Crossroads Care Richmond, a non-profit organisation and network partner of Carers Trust.

The team raised £2665 in their ‘Show an Act of Kindness at Christmas’ to lift the spirits of often lonely older carers.

Over 70 per cent of carers were reported as having extreme lack of social contact and one long-term health problem themselves.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:12 pm  

Elderly carers across Richmond received hand delivered hampers for a second consecutive year this Christmas

The scheme was organised by Crossroads Care Richmond, a non-profit organisation and network partner of Carers Trust.

The team raised £2665 in their ‘Show an Act of Kindness at Christmas’ to lift the spirits of often lonely older carers.

Over 70 per cent of carers were reported as having extreme lack of social contact and one long-term health problem themselves.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:07 pm  

The fashion and entertainment world is continuing its messages of remembrance following the death of Dame Vivienne Westwood

Dame Westwood died peacefully aged 81, surrounded by her family at her home in Clapham on Thursday evening.

Described as the “Queen of British Fashion”, fans have left messages and flowers outside the Nightingale Lane home.

A filing to Companies House on the 22nd of December has confirmed that friend Jeff Banks is now director of Vivienne Westwood Ltd.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

An ambulance service has called on support from the public ahead of New Year’s Eve

The South East Coast Ambulance Service is urging people to only call 999 in an absolute emergency.

The service which covers Brighton, East Sussex, West Sussex, Kent and Surrey is under pressure along with the Surrey and Sussex NHS Trust.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:10 pm  

New figures show that Woking heads the league for the biggest jump in house prices this year

The Halifax says the price of a home in the town rose on average by almost £94,000 during 2022 to stand at £587 thousand.

Woking’s good links to London were a major draw for homebuyers.

But it was a northern city which recorded the biggest percentage increase.

House prices in York went up more than 23 per cent, compared to 19 per cent in Woking.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:41 am  

Croydon council is urging its residents to do their bit and reduce or recycle waste during the Christmas and New Year period

The council says real Christmas trees can be recycled for free using the council’s annual collection service.

Unused artificial trees or Christmas decorations as well as electronics can also be taken to the community reuse shop.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:40 am  

A record number of patients going to A&E has caused Surrey and Sussex NHS Trust to declare a major incident.

It comes after an increase staff sickness. 

One doctor from Brighten who had worked for A&E for 22 years said he had seen ‘nothing like this’

A surrey and Sussex spokesperson said the trust also faced challenges in discharging patient to create capacity for those patients coming in. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:21 am  

A British Airways flight heading for Nice had to make an emergency landing at Heathrow.

Its after passengers reported a strange smell on the flight which forced the crew to make the U-turn to Heathrow.

Emergency services were at the scene, but this was just as a precaution and was all cleared by 7pm 

After an inspection it was put down to a technical issue which remains unknown.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:20 am  

Thursday 29 December 2022

Firefighters rescued one person from a flat fire on Victoria Rise in Clapham.

Over half of the ground floor flat was damaged by the blaze. 

Three fire engines from Clapham, Battersea and Brixton fire stations attended the incident. 

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:47 pm  

Border Force staff have begun the second in a series of strikes at UK airports until New Year's Eve.

Around 1,000 members of the PCS union, many of whom work in passport control, began walking out yesterday.

The action will continue until December 31st.Civil servants will join military personnel to cover absent striking workers at Heathrow, Gatwick, Manchester, Birmingham, Cardiff and Glasgow airports, as well as the Port of Newhaven.

A spokesperson for Heathrow said the airport experienced "no issues" resulting from the first series of strikes.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:32 pm  

Wales captain Sophie Ingle has signed a new contract at Chelsea, extending her stay until at least the summer of 2025

The Team GB Olympian has scored two goals so far this season, both in the Women's Champions League.

Ingle returned for a second spell at Chelsea in 2018, when she joined from Liverpool.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:57 am  

Kingston Council is lending its support to the campaign to make Healthy Start more effective

It’s signed a letter in support of the Local Government Association, charity Sustain and national Directors of Public Health campaign for better access and increased funding of the Government/NHS Healthy Start programme. 

The NHS Healthy Start card provides money to low-income mums-to-be and families with children of 4 and under specifically for healthy food, milk, baby formula and free vitamins.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:59 am  

Two midwives from East Surrey Hospital, described as shining examples of the profession, have received special awards

Kate Stringer and Sarah Prime received their silver awards from The Chief Midwifery Officer when she visited the hospital in Redhill.

Sarah was nominated for her work to improve safety and risk management in relation to the Saving Babies Lives care bundle.

Kate provided invaluable support during periods of pressure and introduced innovations to improve the experience for local women.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:24 am  

Wednesday 28 December 2022

Surrey County Council are looking for volunteers to help staff ‘warm hubs’ across Surrey in 2023, to help people who are struggling with the energy price increase.

They are seeking volunteers to staff buildings such as cafes, community centres and libraries

Tasks for volunteers include making visitors feel welcome, providing hot drinks and leading activities.

More information can be found on the Voluntary Action Reigate and Banstead Website.  

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:32 am  

Lambeth Council are asking for people’s thoughts on proposals for a Low Traffic Neighbourhood in Streatham Wells.

The suggestions include restricting vehicles cutting through residential streets, to help tackle the climate crisis and reduce road danger.

 Alongside the Low Traffic Neighbourhood, wider street improvements are also being proposed.

 More information can be found on Lambeth Council’s Twitter page.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:29 am  

Tuesday 27 December 2022

Harlequins miss opportunity to go second in the Premiership table after defeat to Bristol Bears at Twickenham Stoop
The usual Christmas Bank Holiday fixture at Twickenham Stadium could not take place this year but the games were still played at The Stoop. 

In the first of the double-header matches, Harlequins Women beat Bristol Bears 48-14 in the Premier 15s. Could Harlequins Men put on a similar display?

The simple answer was ‘no’.

The hosts went down 3-points within as many minutes; compounding the misery of losing Will Evans within the opening minute of play. Bristol were on the front foot however Quins were not dejected; their set pieces were strong, and they were dominant in the scrum.

Within 16 minutes, the hosts were down another seven points but then Quins put together a succession of fast phases allowing them to score in the far corner. Unconverted. Bristol then started to let their hearts rule their heads, giving away free kicks and penalties. This allowed Quins to remain in the game; Marchant having a try disallowed.

The visitors, however, extended their lead going into half-time: Harlequins 5 – 15 Bristol Bears.

The bad weather conditions had a hand in the game with high balls being dropped and the momentum of Quins’ scrum-half Danny Care saw him sliding into touch on the sodden pitch before being able to ground the ball. A much-needed try went begging.

Despite this, the hosts were now on the front foot; Care attempting a chip over, aiming for Marchant, but it was just too far out of his reach to maximise the opportunity.

Cadan Murley made the all important breakthrough for Harlequins – he gathered a well-weighted kick by Danny Care and crossed the line for a try; converted: Harlequins 12 – 15 Bristol Bears in the 59th minute.

Just three points between the sides with 21 minutes remaining; Marchant dropping a simple ball due to the never-ending rain; Bears kicking out on the full.

5-minutes remaining and a yellow-card was shown to Bears’ Ibitoye for a dangerous tackle on Esterhuizen. Quins then went for glory rather than points (which would have leveled the scores) but in doing so lost their line-out and wee pushed back.

Quins secured possession on the next attempt; a tap-tackle on Esterhuizen, however, prevented a winning try; the ball spilled forward. Bears then safely saw the clock count down for a their first win in three months.

Harlequins 12 – 15 Bristol Bears Quins remain in third place in the Premiership table.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:26 pm  

Harlequins Women tame Bristol Bears at the Twickenham Stoop

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:04 pm  

A plasma donor from Twickenham has met the mother whose life she saved by donating.

 A new video from the NHS shows Carreen meeting Lauren, the woman who needed medicine to stop her body attacking itself and her unborn baby.

There are around 2,000 active donors in London, but at least double that is needed.

Although England relied on imports for more than 20 years, supplies are now under pressure around the world, making donations more important.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:41 am  

Monday 26 December 2022

Tottenham manager Antonio Conte admits this season has thrown up a "strange situation" for Premier League clubs

Spurs play competitively for the first time in six weeks when they travel to Brentford today.

Conte says he won't be alone in feeling the turnaround between the end of the World Cup and the resumption of the top flight is too short.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:17 pm  

Investigations are continuing into a large fire at Kingston’s Villiers Road Recycling centre

Ten crews were called to the site just before 5am on Wednesday where they found the transfer station alight. 

Around 50 tonnes of waste was burning and residents nearby were urged to shut their windows due to the smoke. 

There were no reports of any injuries but the centre was closed for the day and residents with prior bookings had to move them. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:44 am  

Brentford boss Thomas Frank insists Ivan Toney is fully focussed on this lunchtime's Premier League game at home to Tottenham

Preparations have been disrupted by their key striker being charged with more than 250 alleged breaches of betting rules.

Frank says they haven't thought about adding to their attacking options in January as cover for any potential suspension for Toney.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:45 am  

A woman on a mobility scooter has died in a collision in Hounslow

Police were called at 11.50pm on Saturday to Bedfont Road. 

A 58-year-old woman died at the scene. 

The driver stopped and has not been arrested. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:18 am  

Sunday 25 December 2022

The union representing postal workers has warned there could more walkouts in the New Year if the government doesn't negotiate

Royal Mail was unable to deliver letters after employees staged two days of strike action yesterday in a row over jobs, pay and conditions.

Andy Furey is deputy General Secretary at the Wimbledon-based Communication Workers Union.

He says they're ready for more talks next week.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:41 pm  

Fulham boss Marco Silva says his players will get time to spend with their families ahead of their Boxing Day clash at Crystal Palace

Whilst many tuck into turkey at home, they'll be going through their final preparations on the training ground for tomorrow's Premier League match.

Silva feels it's important the day isn't completely taken over by football, though.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:17 pm  

More than 17,000 children have received presents from the Met Police this year

The Christmas Tree Appeal has raised over £70,000 this year. 

The  money is used to buy toys for children from low income families, in foster care, refuges, care homes, or hospitals. 

The appeal is going to keep running until the 31st of December.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:24 pm  

Brentford manager Thomas Frank has plenty to celebrate this Christmas Day after signing a new contract until 2027

He's led the club to statement wins over Manchester City, Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal since gaining promotion to the Premier League 18 months ago.

Frank says he's hoping they continue to make progress heading into the new year.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:36 am  

Pastor Chris Howard from St Mary’s Church in Long Ditton has this Christmas message


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:12 am  

Over 200 children in hospitals have received gifts, thanks to Chelsea football club

A young 12-year-old in Chelsea and Westminster Hospital says it’s made him “really happy” after days in hospital.

 Chelsea Women captain Magdalena Eriksson says it’s a shame that they can’t visit Kingston hospital as a squad this year, but it’s important they spread “as much festive cheer” where they can.’

 Tracey Shaw, from Kingston Hospital, says the gesture “truly lights up the face of a child who may be feeling upset and scared”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:54 am  

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