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Saturday 11 March 2023

A mass community planting will take place in Walton tomorrow morning

Residents are being encouraged to don their wellies and spades and join in with the free event.

They’ll be planting saplings to improve biodiversity and sustainability on the open space at Waterside Meadows.

The event has been arranged by Elmbridge Borough Council.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:45 pm  

King Charles has taken a tour of the Animal and Plant Health Agency's headquarters in Weybridge

 The monarch congratulated scientists for their work in combating avian influenza in the UK.

 The King's tour included briefings on avian influenza as well as bovine tuberculosis.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:42 pm  

Putney’s Cameron Norrie made it six straight wins by reaching the third round of the Indian Wells tennis tournament.
There’s an all-British clash tonight when Jack Draper takes on Dan Evans.

Two-time Wimbledon Champion Andy Murray is through the third round after his scheduled opponent withdrew.

Emma Raducanu will again put her injured wrist to the test against Magda Linette.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

Brentford boss Thomas Frank insists his team are playing “without any pressure” having already exceeded expectations.
They could move into the Premier League’s top 7 with a victory at struggling Everton this afternoon.

Frank’s side are unbeaten in their last 12 top-flight matches.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

Free swimming lessons are to be given to some children in Elmbridge to help reduce the number of drownings in the borough.

Non-swimmers aged between 12 and 18 will be offered the sessions. 

It’s a partnership between Elmbridge Borough Council, the Environment Agency and Surrey County Council.

Ian Burrows, head of Culture, Leisure and Environment services at Elmbridge, explains what else they’re doing.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:30 am  

England Rugby Union coach Steve Borthwick insists they’re ready for an incredibly tough battle against France this afternoon.

He says their opponents aren’t the second-best ranked team in the world for nothing.

The hosts must seal victory at Twickenham if they’re to remain in the hunt for this year’s Six Nations title.

Kick-off is at 4.45.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

Detectives are appealing for information following a series of indecent exposure offences in Chelsea.

All the offences took place on the 21st of January and involved a man on a bicycle approaching lone women.

Officers have release an E-fit of a man they wish to speak to in connection with the offences.

You can see a copy on the Radio Jackie website. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Police on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:59 am  

An alert has been issued after a lorry hit a bollard and ruptured its fuel tank spilling oil into a canal in Woking.

Surrey County Council said it was “likely” that wildlife in the canal would be affected.

The alert has been issued between St Johns Locks and Sheerwater Locks on the Basingstoke. 

The authority is also asking people not to allow dogs to swim, or to use boats in the canal. A clean up in underway.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 am  

Chelsea boss Graham Potter says “he’s not getting carried away” after back-to-back wins.

Though he did admit it does feels like a weight has been lifted off his shoulders.

The results have relieved some of the pressure on him after his team went through a dismal run of form.

They head to Leicester in the Premier League this afternoon.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

Hammersmith and Fulham Council has installed 50 new air quality sensors to help track and reduce air pollution near schools.

They are part of the council’s Clean Air Neighbourhoods trial taking place across the borough.

The Breathe London sensors are able to measure levels of nitrogen dioxide and particulate matter.

The data from the sensors is freely available to the public on the Breathe London website.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 am  

Friday 10 March 2023

Police are hunting for a wanted man from Epsom.

38 year old Kevin Newman is wanted for burglary and a number of thefts in the area.

He is described as white, around 5ft 7 inches tall, of medium build with brown hair.

He is known to frequent the Upper High Street and Waterloo Road.

Anyone with information if urged to contact police on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

A ‘rouge trader’ is facing the next 8 years behind bars after scamming elderly victims out of thousands of pounds.

49 year old Hughie Smith pleaded guilty to a number of fraud offences.

In 2015, he approached an elderly couple, and intimidated them into having £180,000 of unnecessary work done on their property.

Trading Standards assessed the work carried out by Smith an revealed that the couple had been over charged by more than £100,000.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

A teenager has been jailed for more than 10 years for killing an Afghan refugee while a school rugby match went on nearby.

The 17-year-old stabbed Hazrat Wali, who was 18, at a park in Twickenham in October 2021.

It happened just hours after the attacker had been sentenced for carrying a knife in a shopping centre.

A jury at the Old Bailey found him guilty of manslaughter rather than murder.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Eric Clapton, Jonny Depp and Sir Rod Stewart will perform at concerts paying tribute to Jeff Beck.

The legendary rock guitarist who lived in Wallington died in January at the age of 78 after contracting bacterial meningitis. 

There will be two concerts at the Royal Albert Hall in May, with a more detailed line-up promised nearer the time.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

Chelsea manager Graham Potter says January signing Mykhailo Mudryk is a player he "believes in a lot".

The Ukraine international winger - who moved to Stamford Bridge for 88-million pounds - has had limited game time since his transfer from Shakhtar Donetsk.

Potter feels - with Raheem Sterling nursing a muscle problem - Mudryk will get his opportunity to shine.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

A dolphin has been spotted in the Thames at Chiswick.

The curious marine mammal followed members of the RNLI home following their training session last night.

Around 80 Dolphins have been spotted in the Thames in London by members of the public over the last 20 years. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Hounslow police are searching for a missing teen.

17 year old Luke is missing from Feltham.

He was last seen on Monday the 27th of February wearing a red coat and blue jeans.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts should contact police on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

A teenager who fatally stabbed an 18-year-old Afghan refugee in a park in Twickenham has been jailed for 10 years and 8 months.

The 17-year-old boy admitted wielding a knife but denied he intended to cause student Hazrat Wali serious harm.

A jury at the Old Bailey found him not guilty of murder but guilty of the lesser charge of manslaughter.

Hazrat Wali was attacked in Craneford Way Playing Fields in October 2021 and died in hospital. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Hampton Pool’s Summer Picnic Concerts are back this year.

Acts on the line-up in July include 80s hitmakers ABC and Natalie Imbruglia of “torn” fame. 

Paul Campbell first launched the poolside concerts over 20 years ago.

He says not a lot of people realise that Hampton Pool is a charity and the concert series is about keeping it afloat. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Epsom and Ewell Borough Council has launched an anti-littering campaign.

The scheme is aimed at reducing litter throughout the borough.

It will focus on hotspots including Epsom train station, town centres and the borough’s parks.  

Environmental Enforcement Officers will patrol the borough and may warn people who could risk being fined £100.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:14 pm  

Police have closed a road in Croydon after a man was assaulted and kidnapped.

Officers were called to Epsom Road shortly after midnight after a man had been placed in a car and driven away.

The victim, in his 30s, was later located and taken to hospital for treatment; his injuries are not thought to be life threatening.

Closures are still in place while investigations continue, and officers try to trace the suspects.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

More than 40,000 species of plant seeds have now been logged at the Millennium Seed Bank by Kew Gardens

The program seeks to preserve rare, threatened, and important plants. 

Dr Elinor Breman, from the bank, says it’s “an invaluable tool for scientists tackling the global biodiversity crisis”. 

According to a report by Kew in 2020, two in five plants globally are threatened with extinction due to ecosystems declining.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:05 pm  

Hammersmith and Fulham Council has launched extra patrols to increase safety for women and girls

Dedicated Law Enforcement Team officers are already in place in certain areas day and night 7 days a week. 

But now, patrols have been stepped up every Friday and Saturday between 6pm and midnight.

The council says it’s because “women have been feeling unsafe when walking the streets for too long.” 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:37 am  

It’s still unclear whether or not Russian and Belarusian players will be allowed at Wimbledon this year

A source told Reuters this morning that they were continuing talks with key stakeholders.

The All-England club says banning them last year was the only way to comply with government guidance. 

It was the only grand slam to take the move.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:22 am  

Owen Farrell's long-term future as England rugby union captain's in doubt after the fly-half was dropped from this weekend's starting line-up

Saturday's Six Nations clash with France will be the first time the Saracens player isn't in the first 15 in eight years.

Head coach Steve Borthwick insists Farrell will still wear the armband when he comes on as a replacement at Twickenham.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:29 am  

More than 50 young people from across Hammersmith and Fulham have been honoured for their hard work and achievements

Students at a number of schools have received the Jack Petchey Award. 

The winners, who were nominated by their teachers, also received money to spend on an activity or resource for their school. 

The Jack Petchey Foundation was set up by businessman, Sir Jack Petchey, to inspire and motivate young people.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:32 am  

Battersea Dogs and Cats home is reminding pet owners about the importance of spaying

It’s after a nine-month old kitten gave birth to three kittens and all four animals ended up at the rescue centre. 

The cat’s previous owner was unable to afford the cost of caring for the additional pets and all four were eventually rehomed.  

Spaying involves removing the uterus and ovaries of a female animal.

Battersea says it has already taken in 46 kittens so far this year. 

21% of animals brought in in January came from owners who told them they could no longer afford to keep them.

Battersea puts the average yearly cost of owning a cat at £1,500. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:57 am  

Thursday 9 March 2023

Brentford boss Thomas Frank says he doesn't want to discuss betting breaches by star striker Ivan Toney before a verdict’s been reached.

The Football Association’s charged him over alleged offences with speculation the attacker's facing a six-month ban.

Frank feels Toney - who's scored 15 top flight goals this season - has done a great job at keeping focused on his football.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:20 pm  

A man from Hounslow has been banned from driving for over three years after drink-driving on the A30

The 31-year-old was seen driving erratically in Ashford on the 12th of February.

He was taken into custody and blew a breath sample of 76, over twice the legal limit of 35. 

He also has to pay just over £300.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:16 pm  

England rugby union captain Owen Farrell has been dropped to the bench for the first time since the 2015 World Cup.

Marcus Smith has been preferred at fly-half for this weekend's Six Nations fixtures against France.

Prop Ellis Genge will lead the side.

Head coach Steve Borthwick says he's lucky to be spoilt for choice.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

Singer Ellie Goulding has performed at a secret gig at Kew Gardens.

The music special, Monumental: Ellie Goulding at Kew Gardens, was recorded in the Temperate House earlier this year.

Goulding is a recipient of the U.N. New Voices Award and is also a  goodwill ambassador for U.N. Environment. 

She is also a TIME 100 Impact Award recipient and ambassador with the World Wildlife Fund. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:20 pm  

Time is running out to see David Bowie’s famous Ziggy Stardust mural at Tolworth.

The singer’s alter ego was painted on to the underpass near the station last year.

The artwork was created to mark 50 years since Bowie first performed as Ziggy at a gig at the former Toby Jug pub site.

However, the underpass is being flattened to make way for a new A3 slip road. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:19 pm  

5,000 young girls every year are to be given their first experience of football, thanks to a scheme by the Chelsea foundation.

The first Nothing Stops us event at Kingsmeadow yesterday saw 400 girls take part in drills and wellbeing sessions.

The initiative will be delivered by coaches working in primary schools in South-West London and Surrey.

The day culminated in a walking football match between Chelsea and Brighton walking football teams.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Firefighters have tackled a blaze in a loft conversion in Hammersmith.

Crews were called just after 4pm yesterday to Rannoch Road.

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

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

A man has been taken to hospital after a blaze at a block of flats in Roehampton.

The brigade was called to Stoughton Close just after 4 this afternoon to reports of a fire on the fourth floor.

One man was taken to hospital suffering smoke inhalation and two other people left the property before emergency services arrived.

The cause of the fire is no known at this time and is under investigation.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:23 pm  

A former Met Police officer accused of raping a woman at her home in Teddington is to get a retrial.

57 year old Stephen Kyere from Ashford was off-duty when he met the woman at a nightclub in Kingston in 2004.

The case was reopened after she wrote to the Met Police commissioner in 2018.

A new trial date has been set for May the 22nd after a jury failed to reach a verdict at Kyere’s  previous trial. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

England captain Owen Farrell has been dropped to the bench for this weekend's rugby union Six Nations clash with France at Twickenham Stadium.

He'll be out of the starting line-up for the first time since the 2015 World Cup - with Marcus Smith preferred at fly-half.

Prop Ellis Genge will skipper the team for the first time in Farrell's absence.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

The pay package given to the former boss at Shell rose more than 50% last year - to £9.7m.

The oil firm posted record profits - of £71bn - in 2022 as it benefited from soaring energy prices.

Ben van Beurden left at the beginning of this year.

Lib Dem leader, Sir Ed Davey, thinks it's outrageous bosses are raking in millions in bonuses while families struggle to heat their homes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Two people have escaped a fire in Richmond.

Emergency crews were called at 9pm yesterday to Kings Road.

Small parts of the basement, ground and first floors were damaged.

There were no injuries reported and the cause is under investigation.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:12 pm  

More than 1,600 people have been arrested as part of a major operation to target county lines drug gangs over the last week

Police also recovered more than two million pounds in cash, and over 400 weapons including handguns.

31 kilograms of Class A drugs were also seized.

In Surrey, officers seized £17,000 in cash and 168 wraps of cocaine.

Meanwhile in London, the Met seized over £600,000 and arrested 222 people.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

A 15% tax rise has been approved by Croydon Council

It was initially rejected by opposition members last Thursday, however, and yesterday they initially rejected it again. 

However, when no alternative was put forward, it was voted through. 

It means bills will be over £2,000 a year for an average household, with an extra £235 to pay. 

The authority has been given special permission for the rise due to its near-bankruptcy, and says it has a support scheme for those in need.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:14 pm  

An infamous Rolls Royce car that was fitted with a spitfire engine is going up for auction today

“The Beast” was built in the 70s by engineer John Dodd, who lived in Epsom and worked at a garage in Wandsworth.

The one-of-a-kind car has over 800 horsepower, and John was once told it was considered “over the top” even on the German Autobahn.

It’s being sold by his family, and his son David told Radio Jackie that  they’re “very sad to see it go”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:08 am  

The King will congratulate scientists and staff who helped to tackle bird flu later

His Majesty is visiting the Animal and Plant Health Agency in Weybridge who're behind diagnosing the virus and disease control. 

There have been 330 cases of avian influenza confirmed across the country since October 2021. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:06 am  

The Leatherhead-based Police Federation which represents nearly 140,000 officers in England and Wales is demanding they receive a 17% pay rise

It's calling for members to be "compensated fairly" - warning the government cannot "sit by and ignore" the needs of staff. 

Unlike other emergency workers, police are not allowed to strike.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:32 am  

Thornton Heath’s historic clocktower is being restored to its former glory after it was vandalised in an arson attack

The time piece has stood at the junction of Brigstock Road and Parchmore Road since 1900 and survived WWII bombing. 

The original makers of the clock, Croydon firm Gillett and Johnson, will replace the mechanisms along with the four bespoke clock faces.

They were damaged beyond repair during the attack last year. 

The stonework also be cleaned and repaired and the electrical elements replaced.

The wooden roof and ornate copper covering will be rebuilt and a new fireproof door will be fitted to prevent a repeat occurrence.

The cost of the restoration will be met through Croydon Council’s insurance.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:09 am  

Wednesday 8 March 2023

Girls will be granted equal access to all school sports as part of a package revealed by the government

It's following a campaign by Euro 2022 winners - England's Lionesses.

Shadow Education Secretary and Twickenham MP Munira Wilson says the announcement is “welcome” but “overdue”.

Meanwhile, the headteacher at Heathfield School in Twickenham says it “levels the playing field”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

A car thief from Croydon has been sentenced to three years in prison after dangerous driving and numerous thefts

22-year-old Alfie Siveter, failed to stop for police in Woking last November.

The police who found the abandoned car, later discovered that the vehicle was stolen and being driven on false plates.

Siveter was sentenced to three years and three months for theft, dangerous driving, burglary and handling stolen goods last month.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

The future for a planned leisure centre in Kingston is now uncertain, after the council received a higher-than-expected quote

The authority says the nearly £80m offered was “simply too expensive” and they will “not undermine Kingston’s finances”.

£44m has been ringfenced for the project, and the project has now been delayed and will go back to consultation.

Kingston says the price is down to uplifts in the costs of construction, labour, and energy.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

The streets of Merton are to be turned into a real-life game to encourage residents to become more physically active

“Beat the Street” returns on March the 15th.

Participants can QR scan grey boxes on lamp posts to reveal a host of activities with the aim of earning points and topping the leader board.

Beat the Street’s engagement coordinator Chloe Allison explains the benefits of it.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

A fire in Mitcham is believed to have started after household items were left too close to an air-fryer

The blaze broke out in Bennetts Close last night.

Part of the ground floor of the two-storey house was damaged and six people left the property before firefighters arrived.

There were no reports of any injuries and people are being reminded to make sure air-fryers are turned off and kitchen clutter is minimised.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

People living in Twickenham are more likely to see their car pass its MOT

The town has come 8th in a survey of areas nationwide with an average pass rate of 85.4%.

Enfield in North London is the area of the UK where you are most likely to pass your MOT with a rate of over 87%.

The study, by A-Plan Insurance, examined the latest Government data on MOT testing in order to compile the list.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

A female police officer for Hounslow says myths and stereotypes around the job have created a barrier to women joining the force

For International Women’s Day, some of the 10,500 female Met Police officers have been sharing their experiences.

25-year-old Courtney Thompson says women are still underrepresented, but policing has become more inclusive.

A report in October found that 47% of female employees who responded said they had experienced sexism and misogyny in the last six months.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

Chelsea boss Graham Potter admits he didn't watch Kai Havertz score a crucial penalty in last night's 2-nil Champions League victory over Borussia Dortmund

It gave them a 2-1 aggregate win and sees them into the quarter-finals.

Havertz hit the post with his initial effort - but the spot-kick was ordered to be re-taken due to encroachment.

Potter says he couldn't bear to look.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:29 pm  

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey has criticised a transgender comedian over the announcement of her new name

It's reported while recording a podcast on Monday she said she now wants to be known as Suzy Eddie Izzard.

Lisa Townsend has tweeted “Not Today, Eddie. Not Today” with the hashtag for international women’s day.

That’s despite the announcement coming two days ago.

The PCC has been criticised for her views on transgender people, but she denies transphobia.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:07 pm  

Heathrow's been told to cut the fees it makes airlines pay

The aviation regulator's ordered the charge per passenger to fall by around £6 - to just under £25.50 over the next three years.

The Civil Aviation Authority says the airport's enjoyed a better-than-expected recovery in demand.

Heathrow argued against the reduction because of the impact inflation's had on costs.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:32 am  

A service has been launched to help unpaid carers in Kingston

The Carers’ Clinical Liaison Service will create a plan of support for the carer, tailored to their needs.

Practitioner Angel Thompson, from the scheme, says she hopes it will have a positive impact on the wider support for carers. 

If the person you care for is an inpatient at Kingston Hospital or coming to the emergency department, should speak to ward staff.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:49 am  

Chelsea boss Graham Potter claims he's never paid attention to speculation about his future

A poor run of form meant he was under pressure ahead of last night's 2-1 aggregate victory over Borussia Dortmund.

It sees them progress to the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

But Potter refused to say whether the match was make-or-break for his Stamford Bridge career.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:42 am  

Former Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng is to host the 9th edition of the Spelthorne Business Plan Competition

It’s been launched in partnership with the Borough Council with the aim of growing business in the area.  

The six best entries will be asked to present their ideas to a panel of expert judges at a Dragons’ Den style final in June. 

The winner will receive £3,500 and a package of mentoring and support to help them bring their plan to life.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:09 am  

A pedestrian is in hospital in a critical condition following a collision in Banstead

Emergency crews were called to the A217 Brighton Road at around 4.50pm yesterday, to a collision between two cars and a pedestrian.

Police want to speak to the driver of a red Citroen.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Surrey Police.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:49 am  

Tuesday 7 March 2023

England will be without their vice-captain Courtney Lawes for their Six Nations match against France on Saturday.

He's withdrawn from the squad with a shoulder injury.

Marcus Smith has been retained in the 27-man group despite missing last week's training camp.

George Ford isn't included for the match at Twickenham.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

200 police officers and 12 horses have been deployed to manage the champions league match.

Fans are also being advised that across Hammersmith, Fulham, Kensington, Chelsea and Westminster, police will be allowed to seize alcohol.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Sutton’s Jack Draper, Oxshott’s Andy Murray and Dan Evans have all been put in the section of the draw for the Indian Wells tennis - which is seen as the 'unofficial' fifth Grand Slam.

It means there could be all British clashes in the second and third rounds.

Emma Raducanu will open against Montenegro's Danka Kovinic.

Katie Boulter and Katie Swan are into the final round of qualifying, but Harriet Dart and Jodie Burrage lost.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

Richmond resident Sir David Attenborough's new series about Britain will start this Sunday.

The five-part show, called Wild Isles, has been filmed over the course of three years.

It aims to shine a light on the challenges affecting the country and celebrate the nature that exists here.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Former footballer Jill Scott is going to be the first female player to captain the England team at this summer's Soccer Aid.

Teddington’s Mo Farah is among the stars on her team, which will be managed by Chelsea boss Emma Hayes.

The celebrity football match raised £15m for charity last year.

It will take place at Manchester United's ground - Old Trafford - on the 11th of June.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Stabilisation works on Hammersmith Bridge are near completion.

The Grade II listed structure closed unexpectedly in 2019 after safety issues were reported and later reopened to pedestrians and cyclists.  

More than 1,000 pieces of bespoke steel were welded together into support frames for this final phase of stabilisation.

The next phase of works are due to start next month with the estimated cost for the whole project at around £163 million.  

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

The Home Secretary says a new law to stop asylum seekers from crossing the English Channel in small boats ends the 'sticking plaster' approach to the issue.

Writing in the Telegraph today, Suella Braverman claims a new bill will stop migrants 'jumping the queue'.

But the plans have been called "unworkable" by campaigners.

Brentford-based Immigration solicitor Harjap Singh Bhangal says targeting migrants isn't the answer.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:12 pm  

Police officers in Hounslow are going to push a van around Brentford Stadium for charity.

The marked carrier weights 3.5 tonnes, and they’re going to push it 10km, around 30 laps of the stadium.

They’re aiming to start at 10am on the 30th of this month.

The force is raising money for Hanworth-based No Shame In Running, which tackles knife crime through boxing and mentoring programs. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

More than 12,000 people have signed a petition calling for a halt to Thames Water’s plans for an abstraction plant at Teddington.

The company is proposing transferring water out of Teddington Lock and replacing it with treated sewage water from the Mogden plant. 

Thames Water says its recycling plan is vital to cope with a rising population and predicted droughts in the future.

Marlene Lawrence, founder of the Teddington Bluetits Swimming Club, explains why she wants more people to sign the petition. 

You can find the petition here.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Police are searching for a missing man from Wandsworth.

24 year old Adel is missing from his home in the area.

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

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Fulham boss Marco Silva feels his team were unlucky to have a penalty awarded against them during a 3-2 Premier League defeat at west London rivals Brentford

Ivan Toney continued his brilliant record from the spot to convert, after Issa Diop fouled Christian Norgaard.

Silva says it was 'soft' but concedes they didn't play well enough either.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:22 pm  

The London Ambulance Service has been recognised as a living wage employer

Workers there had been planning to go on strike tomorrow in a dispute over pay, but it’s been paused to allow for government talks. 

LAS says every member of staff receives at least £11.95 an hour. 

Chief Executive Daniel Elkeles says “staff are the biggest asset we have”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:36 pm  

A charity in Croydon has been awarded National Lottery funding to provide drug awareness workshops to parents and carers

The Daniel Spargo-Mabbs Foundation is a drug and alcohol education charity set up in 2014 by Tim and Fiona Spargo-Mabbs.

It was launched in response to the death of their 16-year-old son Daniel who passed away after taking ecstasy. 

The workshops, called “I Wish I’d Known”, will last approximately 90 minutes. 

They will be delivered in person or live-streamed with priority given to state maintained schools and colleges.

The funding covers qualifying workshops booked to take place between now and the end of February next year. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:11 am  

Thames Water says it won’t be possible for raw sewage to make its way into the Thames once a new “recycling” scheme gets underway

The company is proposing transferring water out of Teddington Lock and replacing it with treated sewage water from the Mogden plant. 

Thames Water says its recycling plan is vital to cope with a  rising population and predicted droughts in the future.

Marlene Lawrence is the founder of the Teddington Bluetits swimming group. 

She says it’s the chemical element of the scheme that’s a cause for concern.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:15 am  

Barbie is making a new doll based on a British scientist who's made space and science more accessible to girls

Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock  presents the programme The Sky at Night and lives in Guildford. 

She’s known for her work with the James Webb Space Telescope. 

The one-of-a-kind toy will wear a starry dress and have a telescope accessory in her honour.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:33 am  

Riders of Human Forest electric bikes are being warned they face warnings, fines or suspensions if they don’t adhere to the rules

A number of the eBikes were left in precarious positions along New Malden High Street after being hired over the weekend. 

Those who reported the bikes claim the way they were left caused obstructions for those with sight and mobility issues.  

Human Forest, which is the official eBike partner of Kingston Council, says it has taken the appropriate action this time.  

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:46 am  

Ikea stores across the UK, including the one in Hammersmith, are displaying temporary accommodation setups described as "dangerous and grotty" - to highlight conditions homeless people live in.

Shelter says hostels and bed and breakfasts are the reality for many families and fears the cost-of-living crisis will see more people without a home.

The charity says nearly 60-percent of people think the housing emergency in Britain's worse than it's ever been.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 am  

Chelsea boss Graham Potter says bringing N'Golo Kante ((pron: N-goal-low can-tay)) back is a complex process

The midfielder has returned to training having been out for over six months with a hamstring injury.

Potter says they need to be careful with getting Kante's match fitness back.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 am  

Monday 6 March 2023

A room in Croydon University Hospital has been destroyed by fire.

Emergency crews were called yesterday at around 3pm.

Around 80 to 100 people left the building before the brigade arrived, but there were no reports of any injuries.

Firefighters spent around two hours tackling the blaze.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

Extra bus routes are being proposed across areas of London to make journeys easier ahead of the ULEZ expansion in August.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan says it’s part of his commitment to improving networks.

Under the plans, the 315 route will be extended from Balham station to the new development at Springfield University Hospital in Tooting.

TfL says there has been a 90% reduction in Nitrous Oxide emissions since London’s buses were made ULEZ compliant.   

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Members of the Fire Brigade union in Norbiton have agreed to accept a new pay offer.

96% of members agreed the offer of 7% backdated to July 2022, plus an additional 5% from July this year. 

Back in February, leaders of the union unanimously urged members to accept the offer.

In November last year, members rejected a 5% offer.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Police have release an image of a man they’re trying to trace in connection with a robbery in Richmond.

The incident happened on Lower Richmond Road at around 3 o’clock  on Friday Morning.

Police are urging anyone with CCTV footage in the area, or anyone that recognises him to contact them on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

Police in Kew say they are confident a “prolific bike thief” is now off the streets.

It’s after officers made an arrest on Saturday night. 

The man, who was wanted in connection with multiple bike thefts at Richmond Station, was detained near the retail park. 

When searched, he was found to be in possession of various tools and a suspected stolen bike.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

A man has been attacked with a knife at Mortlake station.

Details of the incident near the entrance to platform 2 at around 12.20am on the 19th of February have just been released.

The victim suffered injuries to his chest and potentially life changing injuries to his arm.

Investigators would like to speak to two men in images that can be viewed on

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

The ring leader of a drugs line in Byfleet has been jailed for 3 years and 4 months for supplying class As across Surrey.

Officers cut off the line at the source when they raided and arrested 24 year old Mason Dean at his home back in January. 

In total, police seized 23.3g of cocaine, 172 MDMA pills, 3g of cannabis and £1400 in cash from the property.

Dean pleaded guilty to six offences related to possession with intent to supply class A drugs, possession of cannabis and possession of criminal property.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Firefighters have voted to accept an improved pay offer - meaning the possibility of strikes have been averted.

About 96 percent of the Norbiton-based union members who took part in a ballot approved of the new terms.

It means workers will get wage increases of 7 percent backdated to last July, followed by another 5 percent rise from this July.

Matt Wrack, from the Fire Brigades Union, explains why it's been accepted.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Brentford boss Thomas Frank says the level Ivan Toney has performed at this season is remarkable, considering what he's going through off the pitch.

The striker, who's scored 14 Premier League goals, is facing a number of FA charges related to breaching gambling rules.

Speaking ahead of tonight's derby with Fulham, Frank's impressed with how Toney's been able to focus on playing football.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

A man has died after a fatal collision in Banstead this morning.

Emergency services were called to Banstead Road just before 7 where a man in his early 50s was in a life threatening condition.

Despite efforts, he died at the scene a short time later.

The passenger, a woman in her 40s, was taken to hospital.

Her condition is not thought to be life threatening.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Wayne Couzens has been described by a judge as having a "dangerous belief in his invincibility" after he was sentenced to 19-months for indecent exposure, before he kidnapped Sarah Everard in Clapham and murdered her.

Wayne Couzens has been sentenced to 19 months imprisonment after pleading guilty to three offences of exposure.

The offences occurred on the 13th of November 2020, 14th of February 2021 and 27th of February 2021.

Couzens, 50, is currently serving a whole-life sentence for the rape and murder of Sarah Everard.

Rosemary Ainslie, Head of the CPS Special Crime Division, said: “Couzens repeatedly targeted women to expose himself to on multiple occasions. These offences were abhorrent and caused great distress and discomfort for the victims.

It is right that he has been prosecuted for these offences, and that he will continue to spend the rest of his life in prison.”

On the 13th of November 2020, Couzens exposed himself to a cyclist. 

The witness reported the incident online to Kent Police and provided a description of Couzens. After seeing pictures of Couzens on the news related to the disappearance of Sarah Everard, she contacted the police again and identified him as the person who exposed himself to her.

The second offence occurred on the 14th of February 2021, where Couzens exposed himself to two workers at a McDonalds drive-through. He then exposed himself to another worker at the same drive-through on the 27th of February 2021. Both incidents were caught on CCTV footage.

At the time of these offences, Couzens was a serving Police officer with the Metropolitan Police and had no previous convictions or cautions.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:37 pm  

It’s believed a fire at a riverside block in Fulham was caused by an electrical fault.

Fire crews were called just before midnight to Carrara Wharf.

A flat on the second floor of a four-storey block was completely destroyed.

Fifteen people evacuated the building, but no injuries were reported.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

It appears members of the Norbiton-based Fire Brigades Union have voted to back a revised pay offer, averting strike action across the UK

The result of an official ballot's due this afternoon.

But FBU general secretary Matt Wrack is still worried about a planned law requiring minimum service levels during some walkouts.

He agrees with a parliamentary report from the Joint Committee on Human Rights, which reckons those rules could breach current legislation.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:56 am  

A man who was in a large hi visibility jacket is being sought as part of a robbery investigation in Mortlake

Emergency crews were called at around 3am on Friday to Lower Richmond Road.

Anyone who was in the area of Mortlake High Street, Sheen Road, or Lower Richmond Road is asked to contact police.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:51 am  

Fulham boss Marco Silva is relishing tonight's west London derby against Brentford

A victory over their local rivals will take them level on points with fifth placed Liverpool in the Premier League.

Silva knows how important getting a positive result in this fixture is to their fans.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:44 am  

We’ll find out today whether or not firefighters will accept a revised pay offer

They’ve been offered a 7% raise, backdated to July last year, with an additional 5% from July this year. 

Norbiton-based Fire Brigade’s Union says that the mandate for strike action still remains, and that the offer is still a real-terms pay cut. 

In November last year, members rejected a 5% offer.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:33 am  

Wayne Couzens is to be sentenced at the Old Bailey later following his conviction for indecent exposure

The ex-police officer admitted three counts before he murdered Sarah Everard from Clapham in March 2021.

The incidents took place in woodland and at a fast food restaurant between November 2020 and the following February.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:10 am  

Sunday 5 March 2023

Heathrow is back as it has scheduled the biggest number of departures since January 2020.

That’s according to data analytics firm Cirium, which sees 18,860 flights for March, the highest since before the Covid Pandemic.

It comes as the summer high season approaches; the schedules should look much closer to 2019 levels if not surpassing them.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:35 pm  

A teacher from Sutton has written two guidebooks for parents and children on how to cope with an Autism diagnosis

Autism is a “lifelong developmental disability” which affects how people communicate and interact with the world.

There are around 700,000 autistic adults and children in the UK according to the National Autistic Society.

Author, Rebecca Duffus, says a diagnosis can be a relief or a shock.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

A “big sleep out” is being planned at the home of Chelsea Football Club

Those taking part will be raising money for Fulham based charity Stoll, which provides housing for 500 ex-servicemen and women.

The Big Stamford Bridge Sleep Out takes place on Saturday the 25th of March.

Those taking part are being warned it will be a cold night and they may only take a sleeping bag, pillow, and sheet of cardboard.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

The regeneration of Kingston’s largest housing estate is well underway

The 12-year project on the Cambridge Estate is being caried out over five phases.

There are over 3,000 people currently on the authority’s council house waiting list.

Lib Dem Emily Davey is in charge of housing for Kingston; she says these homes are superior to the ones that were there before.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 am  

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