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Saturday 14 January 2023

Putney’s Cameron Norrie has missed out on a title ahead of the first tennis grand slam of the year in Australia.

The British number one was beaten in three sets by Frenchman Richard Gasquet.

Norrie said after the match that the defeat ‘hurts’ more than most losses.

He’ll begin his campaign in Melbourne next week against Luca van Assche.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

Two-time Wimbledon Champion Andy Murray says he is going into the Australian Open in a ‘much better place’ than last year.
Britain’s former world number one faces a huge test to get past the first round though.

He’s been drawn against the 2021 Wimbledon runner-up Matteo Berrettini.

But after years of injury problems – and a hip resurfacing – Murray feels he’s going into the match in good shape.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

Plans for a new healthcare campus in Weybridge will go on display later this month.

The complex will be on the same site as the former Weybridge Community Hospital which was destroyed by a fire in 2017. 

The new centre will provide accommodation for two GP practices, same day urgent care and mental health support.

The project will also include road improvements within the town centre.

Residents can get a look at recent progress on the proposals and meet decision makers at a drop-in session on Wednesday the 25th of  January between 3pm-7pm. 

The plans can also be viewed at a pop-up display every day from Monday the 2rd3 to Friday the 27th of January anytime between 9am and 4pm. 

Both will be held at Weybridge Community Centre in Churchfield Place.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:30 am  

“Covid-19 conspiracy theories led to a lower uptake of vaccine and testing among the Black community.”

That’s according to new research from Kingston University.

A belief the virus was a myth created to eliminate the Black community was one such damaging theory according to researchers. 

The official death rate involving Covid was highest for the Black African group and 3.7 times greater than for white British males.

The study saw participants from across the UK interviewed during the second lockdown in the last few months of 2020 and early 2021.

The study concluded more needs to be done to engage people early in the process, should another pandemic arise.

Professor Vandrevala, who led the research, also says; “we need to build relationships with communities rather than individuals.”

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:30 am  

Ivan Toney will return to the Brentford starting line-up for their Premier League clash with Bournemouth this evening.

Toney has missed the last two matches with injury.

The 13-goal striker is under investigation by the FA after being charged with allegedly breaking betting rules.

Boss Thomas Frank admits uncertainty around a ban for Toney isn’t helpful with Forward Kevin Schade being bought in to cover.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:30 am  

Spelthorne Borough Council is trying again to build over 100 flats in Staines town centre.

The Council has submitted a revised version of a current application for the Thameside House site in South Street. 
Several changes have been made to the plans following feedback given by residents during a consultation.

They include a reduction in the height of the development from 15 storeys to 11.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:30 am  

Friday 13 January 2023

Surrey’s top police officer Lisa Townsend has been out and about with the county’s road safety team.

She’s met with Vanguard officers, who started patrolling last Autumn to target drivers committing the ‘fatal 5’ offences.

These are inappropriate speed, not wearing a seatbelt, driving under the influence, distracted and careless driving.

Officers use a mix of marked and unmarked vehicles to crack down on those breaking the law behind the wheel.  

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

Three people have been arrested for stealing bikes in Walton.

The public alerted police to three males stealing the bikes off the rack at the station.

They were arrested and all of the bikes were recovered.

They have been released on bail with conditions as the investigation continues.

Police are urging people to always make sure they have a secure bike lock.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

A serving Met Police officer has been found guilty of harassing a female colleague.

PC Harvinder Dulay is attached to the Central West Command Unit, which covers Westminster, Hammersmith, and Kensington.

A court heard that he sent a number of text messages, emails, and calls to a woman while he was on duty.

He will not face a misconduct hearing, which will be “scheduled as quickly as possible”, according to the Met.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Chelsea boss Graham Potter says they're determined to work out why they've suffered so many injuries this season.

Midfielder Denis Zakaria was the latest to limp off in last night's 2-1 Premier League defeat to Fulham.

The Londoners could field an entire eleven of injured players at the moment.

Potter - who joined from Brighton earlier in the campaign - admits it's a huge concern.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

A man has been arrested after being caught with drugs and an offensive weapon in Hounslow.

Yesterday, officers chased an 18-year-old down the High Street after he tried to avoid police.

They caught him and conducted a stop a search a found a large quantity of drugs on his person.

Officers also found a large knife, and he was arrested.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

A Coroner’s Court has ruled a teenager died by accident after jumping into the Thames at Hampton.

14 year old Brian Sasu, from Feltham, had been swimming with friends at Tagg’s Island last July.

But he suffered a neck injury when he jumped off the island’s bridge. 

Dr Anton van Dellen concluded he died by accident "by drowning in association with a traumatic neck injury".

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:14 pm  

A woman has been sexually assaulted outside Morden underground station.

Police are appealing for witnesses of the incident that happened on Sunday afternoon between 4.30 and 4.45pm. 

A male suspect, described as white, bald, of big build with a beard, assaulted the woman after shouting and swearing at her.

It’s believed he was wearing a maroon jacket at the time of the incident.

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

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:40 pm  

A man is in court today charged with murder in Thornton Heath.

43 year old Paul Campbell was arrested on Wednesday .

Police were called to reports of a man deceased at an address in Dunheved Road West on Christmas Eve. 

A 62-year-old man was found dead at the scene.

The defendant and the victim were known to each other.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

Letters from King Edward VIII, whose abdication rocked the royal family, have been discovered at a house in Banstead.

The 14 documents were collected by royalist Lillian Boraston and found in a box of family papers by her granddaughter.  

They were written by the then Duke of Windsor’s Private Secretary and date from June 1937, just six months after his historic abdication. 

One letter refers to alleged misinformation in the press, reminiscent of the sentiment in Prince Harry’s current memoir, “Spare.” 

It states: “His Royal Highness wishes me to add that quite apart from rumours in the press, it is not very likely that he would be missing the country which in every possible way, tried to humiliate and misrepresent both himself and the Duchess of Windsor.” 

The Duke had moved to France with his wife, Wallace Simpson. 

The collection is expected to fetch between £300 and £500 at auction at Farleigh Golf Club in Selsdon on February the 8th by auctioneers Catherine Southon Auctioneers. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:14 pm  

Fulham boss Marco Silva says it's clear to see his players are happy and enjoying their football

A 2-1 win over west London rivals Chelsea has moved them up to sixth in the Premier League after a fourth straight top flight victory.

New signing at Stamford Bridge, Joao Felix, was given a straight red card on his debut.

Silva insists morale in the squad is sky high.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:21 am  

A woman in her 20s has died following reports of a dog attack in Caterham

Police in Surrey were called to Gravelly Hill yesterday afternoon, where seven animals were detained.

A second woman was taken to hospital with bites - but we're told her condition is not life-threatening.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:09 am  

Thursday 12 January 2023

Hampton and Richmond FC fans are being invited to a Q&A with the new owners Rafaele and Stefano Petruzzo.

The session will take place on Saturday ahead of the home match against Oxford City at Beveree Stadium.

The executive directors will be available to answer questions from 1.30 to 2pm.

Fans attending the match are being encouraged to submit their questions in advance on the club’s website.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:02 pm  

London has been named the worst city in the world for traffic jams.

The A219 Southbound, stretching from Fulham towards Morden, has been called the worst road in the capital.

The INRIX Global Traffic Scorecard says that people in London were stuck for an average of 156 hours last year.

The peak hour for Fulham Road has been named as 5pm. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:01 pm  

Police are looking for a man who indecently exposed himself in the loos at Clapham Junction station.

A16-year-old boy exited one of the toilet cubicles and encountered a man committing an indecent act.

Officers have released a CCTV image of the man they’d like to question in connection with the incident last November. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:12 pm  

Fulham are hoping to secure a rare Premier League victory over Chelsea when they welcome Graham Potter's side to Craven Cottage this evening.

The hosts have won just once in their 30 previous top flight meetings - a 1-nil success in 2006.

Boss Marco Silva says they're not interested in what's happened in the past.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:27 pm  

Chelsea boss Graham Potter believes his performance as manager can't be judged fairly until he's got a fully fit squad to choose from.

They've lost six of their last nine matches heading into a west London derby away at Fulham in the Premier League this evening.

Potter says their lengthy injury list has made things difficult.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:09 pm  

Harlequins has announced that Danny Wilson will join the Twickenham based club ahead of the next season.

He’s taking on a full time role as Lineout and Contact Coach, supporting Head Coach Tabai Matson.

Most recently, Wilson served in the role of Head Coach at United Rugby Championship side Glasgow Warriors.

He’s says : “It's a great honour to join a club with the history, prestige and passionate supporter base of Harlequins”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:30 pm  

Hospital at Home teams in Wandsworth and Merton are proving to be helping to relieve pressure on the area’s hospitals.

The scheme is part of an ongoing initiative launched in December 2021 to support early discharges from hospital.

More than 300 patients have been helped to recover at home in that time saving an estimated total of 2,134 bed days.

66% of the patients have been classified as “severely frail” with 88% having four or more chronic conditions like pneumonia and asthma. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Fourteen health unions have decided they won't participate with the NHS pay review body which recommends future salary increases.

Fourteen health unions have decided they won't participate with the NHS pay review body which recommends future salary increases. 

They say they want ministers to discuss their current industrial dispute first. 

Ambulance workers across England and Wales are on strike today. 

At PMQs, Battersea’s Labour MP, Marsha De Cordova, told the Commons the NHS dispute goes much farther than the frontline. 

 Prime Minister Rishi Sunak says he's always been "clear" he wants to have "constructive dialogue" with the trade unions.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:22 pm  

A man's due in court later this month after the England and Brentford striker Ivan Toney was racially abused on social media.

Police started an investigation in October after the Premier League footballer tweeted an image he'd received online. 

The 24-year-old suspect will be formally charged with sending a grossly offensive message when he appears before magistrates in Newcastle.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

The next phase of the pedestrianisation of Croydon High Street is underway.

One-way systems are being introduced on Katharine Street and the High Street, which the council says will shorten bus times.

New crossings are being added, and parts of the pavement will be levelled.

A survey has opened on the council’s website, which will last until August.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Tributes are coming in following the death of a “champion for Teddington”.

Sheena Harold helped reinstate the annual Teddington Village Fair in 2013, which has gone on to raise more than £10,000 for charity.

She also helped redesign and replant two public gardens, and was awarded the Richmond Borough Community Award for “outstanding public service”.

Richmond Council Leader Gareth Roberts says “her presence will be sorely missed”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

There's been a slight fall in the number of people waiting to start routine hospital treatment in England - after it reached a record high in October.

7.19m people were on waiting lists in November - down from 7.21m the month before.

The number waiting more than a year has also dropped by 4,400 people, to just over 406,000.

Putney MP Fleur Anderson has been to St George’s Hospital in Tooting, and says they’re facing intense pressures.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:41 pm  

More than 270,000 people in England are now homeless

Shelter says that includes 123,000 children - with around 1,000 calls made to its emergency helpline every day.

In the largest study of its kind, the charity says it's bracing itself for numbers to soar this year as rents and living costs increase.

Ian Harrison sleeps rough in Hammersmith.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:42 pm  

Owen Farrell will be available for the start of England's rugby union Six Nations campaign at Twickenham next month

That’s despite being handed a four-match ban for a dangerous tackle. 

He'll miss Saracens' next three games against Lyon, Edinburgh and Bristol this month. 

But he will be allowed to play after that if he completes a training course.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:53 am  

Bus drivers belonging to the Unite union continue their strikes today in an ongoing pay dispute with employers

Nearly 2,000 workers will walk out over claims Abellio is refusing to enter 'meaningful talks' over wages.

It'll affect a number of routes across south and west London.

Peter and Sara were on the picket lines during the last walkout in December, and tell us why they're taking action.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:31 am  

Croydon’s NHS and social care teams are being handed almost a million pounds to help free up hospital beds

The funding is part of six national Government pilots.

Croydon has been awarded £800,000 to help fund social carers to go into patients’ homes so they can move out of hospital.    

Bosses say the money will be used to almost halve the amount of time medically well people are spending awaiting discharge.

It will also help to free-up hospital beds so people can be admitted more quickly from A&E to wards.

This will in turn reduce pressure on the emergency department and ambulance staff waiting to hand over. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:26 am  

A CCTV picture has been released of a man, following a sexual assault on a bus in August

The incident happened just before 3am on the 5th of August, on board an N9 bus towards Hounslow.

A woman got on at Hammersmith, and the suspect is alleged to have sat next to her and sexually assaulted her.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 and quote 6592/11Jan. You can also provide information to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:59 am  

Wednesday 11 January 2023

Kew Gardens’ famous Orchid festival returns next month with an African theme

Orchids 2023 is being described as a “vibrant celebration of colour to brighten up the winter months”.

It is the first time in its history that the festival will celebrate an African nation.

It will focus on the landscapes and native wildlife of Cameroon and will include animal sculptures including towering giraffes.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

Hounslow Council is offering free job training to young people

The annual ‘New Year New Start’ event will be hosted virtually across two sessions on the 25th and 26th.

They’ll offer a series of insights into job and training opportunities from employers and organisations in the borough.

There will also be online sessions with employers and career advisers for those aged 16 to 25.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Four Insulate Britain supporters have been found not guilty of causing a public nuisance on the M4 by a Crown Court jury today

The campaigners undertook a demonstration last October with a roadblock at Cranford Parkway.

This is the fourth jury trial related to Insulate Britain who are calling for the UK government to insulate Britain’s “cold and leaky homes”.

The jury came to a unanimous not guilty verdict after four hours, with more trials expected until the end of the year.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:05 pm  

The “majority” of residents in Merton are set to receive a 1% rebate on their council tax bills

The council says it is seeking to offset the impact of the cost-of-living emergency.

The funding that the Government is giving Merton for the year ahead assumes an increase of council tax by 3% from April.

But the council has announced that it intends to give all residents living in Band A to D homes a 1% rebate.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Police are investigating possible catapult attacks in Thorpe recently

CCTV pictures have released pictures of a van which was seen at around 11.20pm on the third of January.

There are reports of attacks on animals and broken double glazed windows.

The force is asking that if you witness anyone using catapults that you contact them on 999 immediately.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:32 pm  

Kew Gardens’ famous Orchid festival returns next month with an African theme

Orchids 2023 is being described as a “vibrant celebration of colour to brighten up the winter months”.

It is the first time in its history that the festival will celebrate an African nation.

It will focus on the landscapes and native wildlife of Cameroon and will include animal sculptures including towering giraffes.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:31 pm  

Chelsea have signed Portugal forward Joao Felix on loan from Atletico Madrid

It's understood the Premier League team have paid £9 million to take him to Stamford Bridge until the end of the season.

He joined Atletico from Benfica for a club record fee of 120-million pounds in 2019.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:11 pm  

Shelter has today launched an urgent appeal for help

It’s after new figures from the charity revealed more than 150,000 people, including children, are recorded as homeless in London.

Sue Cole is from Kingston Churches Action on Homelessness which works to help people off Kingston’s streets.

She says the actual homelessness figures may be much higher.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:11 pm  

It's being reported another six days of industrial action could be agreed by some ambulance workers as soon as next week

The i newspaper's been told more disruption could take place - as 25,000 are involved today in staggered walkouts in a row over pay.

No more than half are to stage industrial action, and the most serious calls will be answered.

Daniel Elkeles  the chief executive of the London Ambulance Service, has this message.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:17 pm  

At least three trees have been chopped down by vandals in Balham

On Friday, police received reports that the mature trees on Balham High Road and Upper Tooting Park had been cut down. 

Beautify Balham say it happened at around 2am on Wednesday the 4th of January. 

No suspect has been identified yet, and anyone with information should contact police.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:36 am  

Tennis number one Cameron Norrie's continued his unbeaten start to 2023 by reaching the quarter-finals of the Auckland Open

The Putney-based player claimed a 3-set victory over Jiri Lehecka.

Sutton’s Jack Draper is through to the last-eight at the Adelaide International 2 after beating American Tommy Paul in straight sets.

He'll face Karen Khachanov next.

Andy Murray also progressed at the Kooyong Classic in Melbourne, ahead of next week's Australian Open.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:47 am  

More than 150,000 people are recorded as homeless in London

The figure, complied from research done by homelessness charity Shelter, includes nearly 74,000 children.  

Sue Cole is from Kingston Churches Action on Homelessness.  

She explains some of the work being done by her charity in the royal borough to help keep people off the streets.   

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:18 am  

It's thought nearly one in five police officers in England and Wales are planning to quit over the next two years

A survey by the Leatherhead-based Police Federation found morale and treatment from the government are the main factors behind the decision to leave.

More than four in five officers are dissatisfied over pay.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:27 am  

A counter-terrorism investigation's underway after a package contaminated with uranium was found at London's Heathrow Airport

Uranium poses risk to people because it's an essential nuclear element.

The Metropolitan Police says it was seized on the 29th of December - and poses no threat.

There've been no arrests.

Reporter Emma Birchley has shared some of the unverified details relating to the incident.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:08 am  

Tuesday 10 January 2023

Luke Cowan-Dickie will miss at least the start of England's rugby union Six Nations campaign after suffering an ankle injury.

The Exeter hooker may need surgery after being hurt during the second-half of Saturday's Premiership victory over Northampton.

England kick off the Six Nations under new head coach Steve Borthwick against Scotland at Twickenham on the 4th of February.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

A conference and a party is being held for young carers in Kingston.

23% of young carers say their role has stopped them making friends, and many experience health problems.

Professionals are also being invited to the conference, to learn how they can better support them, and hear directly from them.

It’ll be held at Chessington World of Adventures on the 4th of February.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

A house in Purley has been damaged by fire.

Firefighters were called to Highfield Road just after 18:10 on Saturday evening to reports of a blaze.

Two adults and four children left the house before the Brigade arrived and there are no reports of any injuries. 

The fire is believed to have been accidental and caused by a bathroom extractor fan.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Surrey County Council has been awarded a large sum of money to further improve walking and cycling facilities in the borough.

£863,000 has been awarded by Active Travel England’s Capability and Ambition fund will be invested in more cycle and walking routes.

Cycle training will be expanded to adults, business groups and children who aren’t in education, and the development of ‘Liveable neighbourhoods’.

These are areas that are improved to be more people-centred with schemes such as 20mph zones that make it safer to walk and cycle.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

Chelsea are edging closer to the loan signing of Joao Felix from Atletico Madrid.

They'll reportedly pay 9 million pounds for the striker to move to Stamford Bridge until the end of the season.

The Portuguese international joimned Atletico from Benfica for a club record 120 million pounds in 2019.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Three Just Stop Oil protesters have been fined for blocking the Cobham Services during demonstrations last April.

45 year old Christopher Ford and 26 year old Alfred Beswick pleaded guilty before a judge this morning. 

They were given a £100 fine and 12 month conditional discharge respectively. 

37 year old Ben Buse pleaded not-guilty and has been ordered to pay a £150 fine. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Toxic contaminants in fires are directly linked to increased rates of cancer among firefighters according to research published today.

It’s been commissioned by the Norbiton based Fire Brigades’ Union and carried out by the University of Central Lancashire.

Over 10,000 serving and retired firefighters took part in the research, which is around 24% of the UK’s total firefighter workforce.

4.1% of participants have been handed a cancer diagnosis. 

The rate for those aged 35 to 39 diagnosed with cancer is more than 300% higher than in the general population in the same age category. 

Furthermore, the figures show firefighters are at least twice as likely to be diagnosed with cancer if they notice soot in their nose or throat. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Over 140 drink and drug driving related arrests were made in Surrey over the Christmas period.

The 4 week annual crackdown also saw five people arrested for failing to supply officers with a specimen for testing. 

52 people were detained on suspicion of drink driving and 76 people on suspicion of drug driving.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Residents in Richmond have supported people struggling with the cost-of living-crisis by £3 million.

The council is thanking those whose tax has gone towards providing warm spaces, foodbanks and community grants. 

Bosses say the response to the crisis has been a “joint effort” across the borough. 

They want the online red umbrella symbol to act as a reminder for people who see it to share useful information with those who can’t. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

A picture has been released following a burglary at a house in Burgh Heath.

Last Friday evening, at around 8.20pm, cash and debit cards were stolen while the owner was out.

It’s believed that a person was jogging past the house on Tattenham Way at the time, who police are also looking to speak to.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

People thinking about going to Kingston Hospital’s A&E department are being asked to call 111 first

Hospital bosses say it will help relieve pressure on the service. 

However, they also say if it’s a real emergency and people do need to go in, they should “be kind to staff” who are working really hard. 

Meanwhile, those with a medical emergency in Teddington are being urged to use the town’s Urgent Treatment Centre as an alternative. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:38 pm  

A scientist specialising in Covid and Monkeypox has been jailed, after a fatal collision in Tower Hill

In August 2021, 29-year-old Ibnu Rizwan met up with friends in Tooting and started drinking, then unsuccessfully tried to get into a club. 

Later that evening, he hired a Zipcar, and while driving at “at least” 30mph in a 20mph zone, he hit and killed 32-year-old artist David Evans. 

Rizwan was found to be “close” to the drink-drive limit. 

He’s been sentenced to two years in prison.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:04 am  

The unexpected opening of a sinkhole in Teddington last week has caused a delay to other long-planned roadworks in the town

A timeline for the repair of the hole in Kingston Road is yet to be confirmed. 

But this means pedestrian and cycling improvements that were due to start this week in Manor Road have now been postponed. 

They were due to last until May. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:10 am  

Dominic Raab is denying claims he’s hired a PR firm to fight off negative stories

The Mirror claims they’ve seen documents which say a marketing company will supply media comments and help with requests for information from ministers. 

However, the Ministry of Justice says the deal is a contract for advertising prison officer jobs, and predates any bullying allegations. 

The Esher and Walton MP is currently the subject of eight formal complaints about his behaviour as minister.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:37 am  

Monday 9 January 2023

People across Lambeth are once again being asked if they could house a Ukrainian refugee.

The council is asking residents if they could host someone fleeing the conflict for around 6 to 12 months. 

The authority says those who can offer a spare room will be given £350 a month as a “thank you” payment. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Award winning actor Sir Mark Rylance has joined Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust as an Ambassador.

The charity has a number of sites across the country including the London Wetlands Centre in Barnes. 

Many wild birds which have now made their home in the centre cannot be found anywhere else in London. 

The Wolf Hall actor says he’s been hugely impressed with its Blue Recovery work

The project promotes wetlands as an effective way to fight climate change and prevent flooding.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

An order which aimed to curb anti social behaviour at a skate park in Leatherhead is being renewed for a second time.

The Public Spaces Protection Order at Kingston Road Recreation Ground first came in to force in 2017. 

It was renewed in 2020 and Mole Valley Council says it will be renewed again in April. 

The PSPO provides councils and the police additional powers to tackle anti-social behaviour by issuing fines. 

The existing order at Kingston Road Recreation Ground prohibits a number of activities including drug taking and alcohol drinking. 

Anyone caught breaching the Order could face a fixed penalty of £100 or £1,000 if prosecuted in court.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:59 pm  

A Met Police officer accused of sexually assaulting two women in Epsom and Lambeth has pleaded not guilty to the allegations.

30 year old PC Rupert Edwards, from Ashford, is alleged to have carried out the attacks 11 days apart last August and September. 

He was not on duty at the time.

He has been suspended by the force.

A trial date has been scheduled for the 3rd of October.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Epsom and St Helier Hospitals are trying to support more elderly and frail patients in their homes to reduce A&E admissions.

The trust says its emergency departments are expected to be under extreme pressure over the coming months. 

The hospitals have introduced a “hospital at home” and remote monitoring service.

This means additional beds on wards can be opened up and those who are the sickest or most seriously injured will be seen more quickly.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

A man has been taken to hospital after a collision in Hounslow.

Just before 7:20 this morning, London Ambulance Service was called to Hanworth Road where a vehicle had collided with a pedestrian.

The pedestrian, in his 60s, was taken to hospital where his injurie are being assessed.

Anyone who witnesses the incident or has any information should contact police on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Visitors to Hampton Court Palace over the next few weeks will get to see how the “Windsor Beauties” defined the 17th century.

The 10 portraits by Sir Peter Lely were of the women who occupied the court of Kings Charles II. 

Permissible Beauty is a new installation exploring how beauty has shaped and been shaped by our nation's heritage. 

The installation includes a portrait of Lady Frances Stuart, dressing in masculine clothes to challenge expectations of beauty at the time.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

It’s believed a fire at a restaurant in Surbiton was caused by a faulty fridge.

Fire crews were called just before midnight to Ewell Road.

Around four people were evacuated from the flats above as a precaution, and a small part of the restaurant was damaged.

No injuries are reported, and the cause is believed to be accidental.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

A teenager has admitted murdering a 14-year-old boy in Croydon.

Jermaine Cools took himself to hospital after he was attacked during a fight outside West Croydon Station in November 2021.

He later passed away and a post-mortem examination gave the cause of death as multiple stab wounds.

A 17-year-old boy pleaded guilty to murder during an appearance at the Old Bailey this morning and will be sentenced next month. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

Chelsea boss Graham Potter says their fans need to see more from the team after being knocked out of the FA Cup at the third round stage

Nine players were missing through injury for their 4-nil defeat at Manchester City.

Potter says they need to work hard to get through a difficult period.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:26 pm  

New research suggests nearly two out of five airline passengers lack confidence that they'd be treated fairly if something went wrong

Which? has surveyed 1,000 adults who flew from a UK airport in the first 10 months of 2022.

The consumer group reckons aviation regulator, the Civil Aviation Authority needs to be given stronger powers to help protect customer's rights.

They also point to how a shortage of staff meant some airlines, particularly Heathrow-based British Airways and easyJet, cancelled thousands of flights last year.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:39 am  

The head of policing in Surrey has named her pick for the next Chief Constable

Tim De Meyer joined the Met in 1997, and joined Thames Valley in 2008, where he eventually became Assistant Chief Constable. 

His appointment will be subject to a confirmation hearing by Surrey’s Police and Crime Panel later this month. 

Police and Crime Commissioner Lisa Townsend noted his “passion, experience and professionalism”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:06 am  

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola thinks Chelsea's owner must give Graham Potter time to implement his ideas at Stamford Bridge

It’s after Chelsea lost twice to the top flight rivals in a week.

Man City followed Thursday's 1-nil win in the Premier League by thrashing the blues 4-nil - knocking them out of the FA Cup in the third round.

Guardiola says Potter has shown he's a talented coach.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:19 am  

A Met Police officer accused of sexually assaulting two women in Epsom and Lambeth is due in court again today

30 year old PC Rupert Edwards is alleged to have carried out the attacks days apart last August and September. 

He was not on duty at the time. 

Edwards, from Ashtead, is due at Inner London Crown Court. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:35 am  

Mums planning a homebirth in Chelsea this week are being warned about the impact ambulance strikes may have on their decision

Staff are due to walk out on Wednesday for 12 hours between 11am and 11pm. 

But Chelsea and Westminster Hospital trust says there is no guarantee that an ambulance or paramedic will arrive at your home if there’s a complication. 

Medical staff say the days around this date may also be affected and ambulances may take longer to reach homes than usual. 

 In view of this, it’s strongly recommended that if you go into labour on Wednesday that you give birth at hospital instead.

 This could be at either Chelsea and Westminster Hospital or West Middlesex University Hospital in Isleworth.  

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:08 am  

Sunday 8 January 2023

1 point from 3 games for Harlequins as they lose to Sale Sharks at the Twickenham Stoop


For a third game in a row, Harlequins found themselves without a win in the Gallagher Rugby Union Premiership.

Mud was the word of the day at the Twickenham Stoop as heavy rain slowed the pace and played its' part in causing knock-ons and miss-tackles.

Flyhalf Tommy Allan opened the scoring for Harlequins after 5 minutes of play but tries from Tom O'Flaherty and Rob du Preez pulled the visitors Sale Sharks ahead.

Despite another penalty from the boot of Allan, at half-time the hosts were behind 6 - 14.

The second 40-minutes got underway in the style Harlequins needed - Joe Marchant ran in a try.   However, no sooner had they regained momentum than penalties were given away and the hosts found themselves under pressure once again.  Akker van der Merwe added to the try tally of Sale Sharks.

There was concern as Quins' flyhalf Allan was stretchered from the pitch following a collision with Manu Tuilagi.  Referee Wayne Barnes judged it to be a standard rugby incident and play continued with a scrum to Sale.

Despite a superb break by Quins' scrum-half Danny Care, it was Sale's Cobus Wiese who added to the scorecard.

Nick David put the final score on the board for the hosts but with the conversion missed, it meant Harlequins could not earn a losing bonus point.

Full-Time: Harlequins 16 - 24 Sale Sharks

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:46 pm  

Brentford have signed Romeo Beckham on loan from Inter Miami CF until the end of the 2022/2023 season.

The 20-year-old will join Neil MacFarlane’s B team to continue his development as he makes the temporary switch from the MLS club.

Head coach MacFarlane praised Beckham’s ability to play multiple positions, as well as his behaviour on and off the pitch.

Beckham joined the reserve team Inter Miami II in 2021 after spending time at Arsenal’s academy.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:16 pm  

Harlequins vs Sale Sharks at the Twickenham Stoop

It’s set to be a tough contest at the Twickenham Stoop this afternoon.

Third place take on second in the Rugby Union Premiership Table as Harlequins welcome Sale Sharks.

The last time these two teams met in the Premiership back in October; Harlequins edged out the win.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:26 pm  

The 10 chimpanzee sculptures from the art exhibition, ‘Chimps Are Family’, are coming to Kingston town centre.

They’re moving down river from their previous home at London Bridge as part of the ongoing conservation project.

It’s estimated 80% of the 150,000 chimpanzees across the world will face a population decline of 80% over the next 30 years. 

The exhibition, from world renowned artists Gillie and Marc  will be in the town for 6 months from the end of January.  

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:17 pm  

Motorists in Hounslow could end up parking for free if a planned strike by traffic wardens goes ahead later this month.

The attendants work for contractors Serco. Their union, Unite, is in dispute with the company over what it’s called an insulting pay offer.

The strike, which would also affect parking attendants in Ealing and Brent, has been called from January 18th til the 31st.  

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:15 pm  

More than 11,000 adults in Merton have one type of diabetes

This accounts for over 6% of the UK population with the disease.

With this in mind, charity Diabetes UK is to host a free talk at the Wimbledon Guild on the 17th of this month.

Key topics covered will include the differences between Types 1 and 2, signs and symptoms and prevention strategies.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:07 pm  

The next steps to upgrade the Wisley Interchange begin tomorrow

Junction 10 of the M25, which joins the motorway with the A3 at Wisley, is one of the busiest in the country.

It also has one of the highest recorded collision rates across England’s motorway and major A road network.

The project by National Highways will aim to reduce collisions by around a third but also decrease traffic congestion.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:05 am  

The Royal Trinity Hospice in Clapham is looking for “compassionate neighbours”

The aim of the social movement is to help tackle the loneliness and isolation many people face towards the end of life.

The hospice trains people to become Compassionate Neighbours and then introduces them to someone living close by who needs support.

The project, which it’s hoped will help form strong friendships, is now open to referrals in the area. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:03 am  

Worried residents in Chiswick will learn this week whether they’ve defeated plans to turn what they describe as a green space into a car park

TfL want to convert the abandoned land for staff parking their cars at the Acton Works beside the Piccadilly Line.

But residents point out that the land, which has suffered from fly-tipping, is within a conservation area.

Plans have also been submitted to build ten new homes on the site off Gunnersbury Lane.

The matter is due to be considered by Hounslow Council.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:16 am  

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