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Saturday 8 April 2023

Frank Lampard says he’s improved since his initial spell in charge of Chelsea – ahead of his first game back as manager.

The club legend was this week put in charge until the end of the season.

He’s inherited a squad full of fairly new signings.

They go to Wolves in the Premier League this afternoon.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

This Easter marks King Charles’s first as head of the Church of England.
His mother, the late Queen Elizabeth II, was a committed Christian and often referred to her faith in her Christmas broadcasts.

Joe Moffatt is vicar at All Saints, which is Kingston’s oldest church and was home to the coronation of a number of Saxon Kings. 

He’s confident King Charles will excel in his role, not just as the defender of the Christian faith, but as the defender of all faiths.  

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

Kensington and Chelsea Council is hoping that the creation of 164 designated e-bike bays will stop them being “dumped” on pavements.

The authority is consulting with residents on where to build them. 

If approved, the bays would give the borough more electric bike parking per resident than anywhere else in London. 

E-bike providers don’t currently have to ask users to leave the bikes in a designated space when they’ve finished using them. 
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

Fulham manager Marco Silva won’t be on the touchline for today’s Premier League clash with West Ham.

He’s serving a two-match ban for his part in unpleasant scenes in their FA Cup defeat to Manchester United last month.

Aleksander Mitrovic has also been banned for eight games.

Silva says his team will miss the Serbian striker but expects Carlos Vinicius to step up.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 am  

Brentford manager Thomas Frank admits he is full of respect for how Newcastle have turned their fortunes around.

He says that the work boss Eddie Howe has done in such a short space of time is inspiring.

The teams – who both aspire to European qualification – meet in the premier league this afternoon.

Kick-off is at 3.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

People in Sutton are being encouraged to voice their opinions about the ULEZ expansion at a public meeting later this month.

The £12.50 daily charge for the most polluting vehicles is being introduced to every London borough from the end of August.

London’s Mayor, Sadiq Khan, says the move is vital to clean up the capital’s “toxic” air. 

But Sutton Council is against the move, saying transport links are not good enough in the borough for people to ditch their cars. 

The authority has so far refused to sign an agreement allowing TfL to install ULEZ signage and cameras on council-owned property.

Residents wishing to speak at the council meeting on the 24th need to fill out a form which can be found on the authority’s website. 
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 am  

Friday 7 April 2023

People taking part in Beat the Street Merton competition are being encouraged to “go wild” this week

Residents can explore waterways and green spaces, while doubling their points via the Beat Boxes located in the borough’s parks. 

More than 21,400 people have signed up to the real-life, interactive physical activity game since its launch last month. 

There are leader boards for schools, communities, workplace teams and individuals.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:28 pm  

Heathrow has returned to the top ten list of busiest airports in the world

It went down to 54 when it was closed due to the pandemic, but has now gone back to eighth place. 

It’s seen the biggest increase in numbers of any airport, with a 217% increase compared to 2021. 

The busiest in the world has remained Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International in Georgia, in the USA.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:35 am  

Chelsea midfielder Mateo Kovacic feels the players should take responsibility for their poor season

He says it was easier for the club to sack the manager than get rid of 30 of them.

Stamford Bridge legend Frank Lampard's taken over from Graham Potter until the end of the campaign, while the Londoners search for a new permanent boss.

Kovacic says Lampard's message is simple.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:26 am  

The annual Walk of Witness will take place in Kingston this morning

The Good Friday tradition sees people imitate the journey that Christ took carrying his cross through the streets of Jerusalem.

Walkers hoping to take part this morning are being told to meet at the United Reformed Church in Eden Street at 10 o’clock.

The route will take participants through the streets of Kingston and finish with services at churches across the borough. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:58 am  

Thursday 6 April 2023

Plans for Kingston’s coronation celebrations have been revealed.

All Saints Church has a large royal history, and several Saxon kings were crowned there in the 10th century.

A parade and thanksgiving service for the new King Charles III will take place on Sunday May the 7th. 

All Saints Vicar, Joe Moffatt, says the official act of the coronation is much more than pomp and ceremony.   

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:58 pm  

A man has been arrested as part of a long running investigation into unwanted sexual advances in Feltham.

A man has been reportedly approaching women in shops along the Staines Road.

A 31-year-old is in custody on suspicion of an offence under the public order act.

Enquiries are continuing.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:54 pm  

Frank Lampard has accepted an offer to manage Chelsea until the end of the season.

The club legend has returned for a second spell in charge after being sacked from the role in 2021 following 18 months in the job.

Burnley boss Vincent Kompany played alongside Lampard at Manchester City.

He's glad to see his friend back in work.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:53 pm  

A new online platform is helping small businesses in Hammersmith and Fulham get on the e-commerce map.

The Online High Street website, funded by the council, promotes independents and delivers their products at a fixed delivery price.

The authority says its part of its plans to help smaller businesses in the borough survive and operate alongside larger, more established ones.  

Owners will also get help behind the scenes from a dedicated team. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:19 pm  

People in Surrey can now nominate a good cause to receive £1,000 as part of the Movement for Good Awards.

Now in their fifth year, the awards will once again see more than £1million gifted to charities up and down the UK and Ireland. 

Winners will be drawn at random and the more times a charity is nominated, the more chance it has of being selected. 

150 winners will be announced from the 1st of June, with a further 150 revealed in September. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:13 pm  

A drug dealer from Thornton heath is facing the next 4 years behind bars after being found guilty.

27 year old Christopher Panzo was stopped and searched by police who found two mobile phones connected to a county drug line.

A search of his flat where found a large amount of Crack Cocaine in the fridge along with other drug paraphernalia.

He was found guilty of being in possession with intent to supply class A drugs.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Police say they’ve continued to step up patrols in Stanwell, following a sexual assault on Sunday morning.

At around 6.20am, the force received reports that a woman had been attacked after getting off a bus on the A30, in the alleyway to Masefield Way.

The suspect is described as White, in his early 40s, bald on the top of his head, and wearing a short black raincoat with long sleeves.

Spelthorne Police say they’re happy to speak to anyone with any concerns.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Police are searching for a missing woman from Merton.

34-year-old Kareen is missing from her home in the area.

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

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:26 pm  

Frank Lampard says it's his aim to get the squad showing a "passion" to play for Chelsea between now and the end of the season.

The club legend is back in charge for a second spell as manager in a caretaker role, following last weekend's sacking of Graham Potter.

Lampard insists he'll be trying to keep his message simple.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

The Sugababes will perform for the first time at a sports venue when they take to the stage at Twickenham Stadium later this month.

They’ll appear at half-time during the Red Roses v France Women’s Six Nations fixture on April the 29th.

It’s expected to be the world’s largest ever crowd for a women’s rugby match. 

The Sugababes have accumulated six number one singles during their 20 years including “Freak like Me" and "Push the Button".

This is the second most of any British female group.   

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

A funeral service for one of the last black RAF WWII veterans will take place at the RAF Central Church in Westminster next month.

Peter Brown, a retired flight sergeant, was found dead in his flat in Maida Vale at the age of 96 in December. 

A huge search was launched to find members of his family or friends who could attend his funeral. 

It was due to be held at Mortlake Crematorium last week but the large public response meant it had to be moved.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

An 80-year-old woman has “significant” injuries after a collision in Worcester Park.

Emergency crews were called yesterday, just after 2pm, to Trent Way, after a collision between a lorry and a pedestrian.

Her condition is not thought to be life threatening, and the air ambulance took her to hospital after landing in nearby derelict Victoria House at the North Cheam crossroads.

There have been no arrests and the driver is assisting police with their inquiries.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:01 pm  

About 90 Metropolitan Police officers have been taken off investigations on counter terror and serious crime to look into their own colleagues

The force is reviewing earlier allegations - including sexual misconduct or domestic abuse.

It follows high-profile cases such as the murder of Sarah Everard from Clapham by former officer Wayne Couzens.

Labour's shadow home office minister, Jess Phillips, says it's an important initiative.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:49 pm  

Brentford boss Thomas Frank says he's "disappointed" to have left Old Trafford empty handed

They were beaten 1-nil by Manchester United in the Premier League.

He believes the fact they're downhearted is actually a reason to be positive.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:19 am  

A man and a woman who worked together to shoot her previous partner in Morden have been jailed

Shannon Rule from Chingford and Daniel Gaudin from Waltham Cross, who are both 23, carried out the attack in broad daylight. 

The injuries the victim received were life changing and he requires ongoing treatment to this day. 

Rule has been jailed for 30 years and Gaudin has been sentenced to 27, with a two year extended licence.

The court heard that Rule had been in a relationship with both the victim and Gaudin. The two men did not know each other.

Gaudin became aware of the other man and sent a number of threatening texts to him.

Matters soon escalated dramatically when Gaudin enlisted Rule to lure the man to a meeting near his home in Morden, where he would then shoot him.

The unknowing victim agreed, believing he would meet Rule alone to discuss the situation.

Gaudin and Rule travelled to Morden where Rule met the victim before Gaudin then appeared and shot him multiple times without warning. Scores of people watched the incident unfold.

Police were called at 2pm on June the 22nd 2021 to Central Road, at the junction with Abbotsbury Road.

They found the victim and he was rushed to hospital by London Ambulance Service paramedics. The injuries he sustained were life-changing and he requires ongoing treatment to this day..

Gaudin and Rule had fled the scene immediately after the shooting however, the route they thought was their escape, actually led them back towards the scene of the crime, where stationed firearms officers saw the suspects and arrested them.

The pair were taken into custody and interviewed.

Rule denied knowing that Gaudin had a gun or that he intended to shoot the victim. Her lies quickly unravelled when officers discovered an array of texts she had sent to the victim warning him about Gaudin and that he was in possession of a firearm.

Detectives worked diligently to gather a wealth of CCTV, witness and forensic evidence that also placed them both squarely at the scene. Gaudin was left with no choice but to plead guilty.

Detective Inspector Iain Wallace, the officer who led the investigation, said: "The sentences handed down show how seriously the Judge deemed the actions of Rule and Gaudin.

“Our thoughts foremost are with the young man whose life was changed in an instant following a shocking and utterly needless act of wanton violence, born out of Gaudin's sheer jealousy and insecurity.

"He had no idea of what would unfold that day and the terrible injuries he sustained will mean he needs assistance for the rest of his life. I hope the convictions we have seen today will allow he and his family some small measure of comfort.

"Gaudin and Rule have paid the price for their ruthless, calculated attack with their freedom. There is no place for violence on our streets and anyone concerned in such violence can be assured that the Met will stop at nothing to bring offenders to justice."

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:54 am  

A man from Chertsey will attempt both the London Marathon and a Guinness World Record at the same time later this month

Lloyd Packer is aiming to be the fastest “can” to run a marathon. 

He is aiming to raise £65,000 to build a sports pitch at a school in Bracknell where his friend, who died last year, coached. 

Guinness has validated Lloyd’s attempt, but the 26.2 miles in a beer can costume must be completed within 4 hours.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:48 am  

Frank Lampard is set to return to Chelsea as interim manager until the end of the season

The Stamford Bridge legend, who was sacked from a spell as boss in January 2021, has been out of work since his dismissal from Everton at the start of the year.

Graham Potter was let go by Chelsea on Sunday.

The club have held talks with former Spain Head Coach Luis Enrique and ex Bayern Munich boss Julian Nagelsmann but neither want to take the job until the summer.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:51 am  

Around 90 officers in the Metropolitan Police have been moved from tackling serious crime to root out dodgy colleagues

The force is reviewing previous allegations - including sexual misconduct or domestic abuse - after a series of scandals involving serving staff.

A recent review described the force as institutionally racist, homophobic and misogynist.

Out of more than 1,100 cases, nearly 700 are being reassessed.

Met Commissioner Sir Mark Rowley says the process can't be rushed.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:03 am  

Wednesday 5 April 2023

Detectives investigating a murder in Mitcham have identified the victim as 22-year-old Tyrese Miller

Police were called in the early hours of Tuesday morning to reports of a man found injured in Croydon Road, near the junction with Beddington Lane in Mitcham.

It’s believed Tyrese suffered a gunshot wound and died the scene.

Police are appealing for information.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:37 pm  

The 10-day strike action by security staff at Heathrow is into its sixth day.

Around 1,400 workers at Terminal 5 went on strike last Thursday after negotiations with Heathrow Airport Limited for a pay increase broke down. 

Wayne King is a regional coordinating officer for Unite the union.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:56 pm  

Chelsea are in advanced talks with club legend Frank Lampard to return as caretaker manager until the end of the season

He's set to be in charge for their next game at Wolves on Saturday.

Lampard was sacked by Everton in January.

Former Spain Head Coach Luis Enrique and ex Bayern Munich boss Julian Nagelsmann have both held talks about the vacancy with a view to taking over in the summer.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:40 pm  

There's been no agreement in talks aimed at resolving a dispute between Royal Mail and its workers.

Members of Wimbledon based CWU union have walked out over recent months in a row over pay, jobs and conditions.

The company's said it had increased its pay offer as part of the discussions and it's deeply concerned no deal's been done.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

The National Physical Laboratory has published new research into the Metropolitan Police’s use of Live Facial Recognition Technology.

The Teddington laboratory tested the accuracy of the technology used by the Met in operational conditions using different demographics.

LFR enables a more focussed approach to tackle crime, including robbery and violence against women and girls.

The Met is hoping to enable intelligence led efforts where they are likely to have the greatest effect.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

A small frog that stowed itself away was discovered after a supermarket shop by a surprised lady from Epsom.

71-year-old Jannet Giovinazzo kept the tiny amphibian near a radiator whilst she called the RSPCA.

The frog was no larger than the size of a 10p coin and had survived a journey of more than 3000 miles hidden in a bunch of bananas.

The frog has been named Lidl 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:14 pm  

Kingston Council has been awarded £1.4 million by Transport for London.

 The money is for projects that will create “cleaner, greener, healthier” neighbourhoods.

The funding is set to support the final phase of the roll out of a 20mph speed limit on the borough’s residential roads.

Kingston Council says tackling climate change is a key priority. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Former Spain Head Coach Luis Enrique is in London to hold talks over the vacant manager position at Chelsea.

The Premier League club are searching for a new boss after sacking Graham Potter at the weekend.

Enrique's major honours as a manager come from his tenure at Barcelona, securing the league twice and the Champions League once.

He left the Spanish national team after the World Cup.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:51 pm  

A teenage boy who suffered a cardiac arrest outside Twickenham Stadium has been reunited with the doctors who saved his life.

Joel Quadri collapsed outside the ticket office in December 2021.

A paramedic from the London Ambulance Service was on site as part of a training day, and was able to step in and perform CPR.

Joel is now 18 and lives in Kew, and says the medical teams are “so selfless in the moments they’re focusing on saving a person’s life”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

The minibus service through Richmond Park is coming back, and it’s now bigger than ever.

It’s being extended so it runs between the barrier in Danebury Avenue on the Roehampton estate, and will finish at Mortlake station.

It’s free and will run between all the park’s car parks.

The service will operate every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, between 9.25am and 4.20pm, until the end of November.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:12 pm  

Visitors planning on a trip to Richmond this bank holiday are being warned not to use BBQs in the borough’s parks and open spaces.

A Public Space Protection Order means they are banned. 

People are also being reminded to take their litter home with them.

The council says that if a bin is full, the QR code attached to it should be scanned in order to report it.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:07 pm  

A woman has died in a house fire in Wimbledon Chase

Emergency crews were called just before 11pm yesterday to Rotherwood Close. 

A woman from a neighbouring home was taken to hospital for smoke inhalation, and 14 people were evacuated as a precaution. 

The cause is under investigation by the Fire Brigade and the Metropolitan Police.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:48 pm  

Fulham's Aleksandar Mitrovic and manager Marco Silva could face longer bans, with the FA expecting to appeal a decision by an independent commission

The striker's been suspended for seven further games after pushing the referee in last month's FA Cup defeat to Manchester United. 

Silva's banned from the touchline for two matches for being dismissed in the same game.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:34 am  

An ice cream company in Kingston is celebrating a major scoop

Kingstonian Ice Cream, based at Kingston Gate of Richmond Park, has picked up two awards at the National Ice Cream Competition. 

They can now claim they make the best dairy vanilla ice cream in the country thanks to their two Gold Medals.

Kingstonian Ice Cream is a family run business founded by Antonio Mastrocola in 1913 and run today by his great grandson Enrico, pictured.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:28 am  

Walk the Walk is marking a major milestone

The charity behind the famous MoonWalk, where people pound the streets of London overnight in their bras, has raised £137 million. 

The money, raised over the last 25 years of events, is split between breast cancer charities.  

Min Duchenski from Egham, who has had breast cancer, is taking part in this year’s MoonWalk London on May the 20th.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:31 am  

A charity says it's now distributing the money donated to the Bowelbabe fund set up by Dame Deborah James, which has raised £11.3m

The campaigner and mother-of-two from Barnes died from the disease last June, aged 40.

Cancer Research UK says projects receiving some of the cash include teams of scientists looking at targeting microbes that might cause bowel cancer.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:42 am  

Chelsea interim boss Bruno Saltor thinks they deserved to win against Liverpool last night after showing great "heart"

The Londoners were held to a goalless draw at Stamford Bridge in their first match since the sacking of manager Graham Potter.

It leaves them mid-table in the Premier League.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:59 am  

Tuesday 4 April 2023

Croydon Council has been awarded £1.1m to help some residents with their energy bills

110 council homes in Waddon are to receive better insultation and radiator controls.

The homes selected are solid wall properties from the 1930s.

Mayor Jason Perry says it’s an “example of the work the council is doing to find funding”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:30 pm  

Hounslow Council is cracking down on people using Blue Badges that don’t belong to them

In a series of recent prosecutions, one person was fined over £1,000 for using a family member’s disabled parking permit.

The Blue Badge cannot be shared by a spouse, family member or anyone else, and the document must be annulled if the bearer dies.

Councillor Salman Shaheen says when somebody with a genuine need can’t park close enough, they may end up having to abandon their journey.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

Detectives investigating a hairdresser in Worcester Park who sexually assaulted two students want to hear from any other potential victims

36-year-old Alan Luckhurst was found guilty of eight counts of sexual assault following a trial in January.

He was sentenced to six months in jail which were suspended for 18 months.

He was also given a sexual harm prevention order which prevents him employing anyone under the 18 or acting as their manager.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

There are calls for the number 11 bus to be given UNESCO world heritage status

Chelsea MP Greg Hands and Westminster MP Nickie Allen say that it would safeguard the route’s future, as it faces having its route shortened.

It connects Fulham and Liverpool Street and passes through Westminster.

TfL says the number of routes being shortened or cut is due to a government funding deal and “changing demand”.

It would put the bus route in the same category as Kew Gardens, The Grand Canyon, and the Old City of Jerusalem.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

A man has died after being shot in Mitcham

Police were called just before 2.30am to Croydon Road, near the junction with Beddington Lane.

The force say that they believe the man in his 20s died because of a gunshot injury.

No arrests have been made.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, or Crimestoppers to remain anonymous.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

CCTV images have been released after a teenager was stabbed at Sutton railway station

Officers and paramedics were called to the area at 10.30 pm yesterday following reports of puncture wounds.

The 14-year-old boy was taken to hospital for treatment, where his injuries are not deemed life-changing or life-threatening.

Detectives are calling for anyone with information to contact the British Transport Police quoting reference 774.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

The environment secretary claims there will be "nowhere to hide" for those who continue to pollute our rivers and seas

Speaking from the London Wetland Centre in Barnes, Therese Coffey's confirmed a ban on wet wipes in England.

She says it will be introduced within the year to help tackle water pollution.

Wet wipes are blamed for more than 90% of blockages in sewers.

But opposition parties argue the Tories made the same promise to ban wipes back in 2018.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

Fire has gutted a restaurant in Sutton High Street

More than 70 firefighters tackled the blaze at Chopstix which broke out just after 9 am.

Parts of the ground floor, roof, half of the first and second floors of the three-storey building, and flats, were alight.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:44 pm  

The University of Surrey has been awarded £1.7 million to further research the sleep rhythms of people with dementia

Disturbed sleep is a common symptom for those living with the disease.

But it is not known how and to what extent sleep disturbance exacerbates it.

The team at Surrey will use new technologies to non-invasively “monitor and improve” sleep patterns.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

We’re being urged to learn to recognise and understand neurodiversity in children

Neurodiverse people experience differences in ways of learning and their social interactions.

Samantha Hadley is clinical lead for Children and Young People at HCML Croydon.

She says support for neurodiverse children from families and friends is vital.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

Two children have been taken to hospital after being injured on a fairground ride in Epsom

Emergency crews, including the air ambulance, were called at around 7.10pm yesterday to the Hook Road Arena. 

Surrey Police worked with the organisers to close the site and start an investigation, and the Health and Safety Executive has been informed. 

Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to contact Surrey Police.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:42 pm  

Paul O'Grady described Battersea Dogs and Cats Home as his 'second home' in the weeks before his death

Speaking after he’d filmed his latest series about the animal shelter, the comedian – who died last week at the age of 67 – said he felt like he was 'part of the furniture' at the facility.

The programme’s new season starts in nine days on ITV 1.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:48 am  

A public consultation on the future of Hammersmith Bridge is now live

The Grade II listed bridge closed in 2019 over structural safety concerns. 

Fosters Architects are proposing creating a temporary, double-decker truss structure to allow it to temporarily reopen. 

The truss will enable parts of the bridge to be removed, by barge, inspected and restored offsite.

But this requires both planning permission and listed building consent from Hammersmith and Fulham Council. 

If approved, the work is expected to be carried out by a third-party contractor who will be procured by the council.  

To have your say, go to

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:05 am  

A brain rehabilitation centre in Croydon is calling for a greater understanding of neurodiversity

Neurodivergent people may interact differently in social and educational settings. 

Recognised conditions include Autism, Dyspraxia and ADHD. 

Samantha Hadley from HCML says there are daily activities that can help neurodiverse people process the world around them. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:37 am  

Extra police officers have been deployed across Barnes and Mortlake following a spate of muggings and burglaries

Overtime for current officers has also been approved and 999 response units are patrolling the areas. 

Police say they have identified the suspects and are working to bring them to justice.  

The extra officers have been brought in from nearby Twickenham to help with coverage.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:32 am  

The government is considering banning plastic in wet wipes as part of plans to clean-up our waterways

Its Plan for Water, which will be set out by the Environment Secretary today, also contains proposals to ban toxic ‘forever chemicals’ from fire fighting foam.

It would also include money for farmers to reduce slurry pollution and to fund on-farm reservoirs.

It’s the third time in five years that the ban has been proposed.

Putney Labour MP Fleur Anderson has called government action “slow”, and has been bringing her own legislation on wet wipes to parliament.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:12 am  

Julian Nagelsmann and Mauricio Pochettino are among the names linked with becoming the next Chelsea manager.

There's a vacancy after Graham Potter was sacked yesterday, less than seven months into the job.

These fans outside Stamford Bridge have given their reaction.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 am  

Earlsfield station will be closed on Easter Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday.

It’s for South Western Railway engineering works. 

The company says although the move is frustrating for passengers, Easter is typically a quieter time for travel.

Bosses are thanking customers for their patience and understanding.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 am  

Surrey Police has surpassed its target for recruiting extra officers.

Over 300 have joined the force’s ranks since 2019: 51 more than required.

Home Office figures show there were 2,226 police officers for Surrey in December, up 4% on the year before.

A three year-long Government programme, which aimed to recruit an extra 20,000 officers to forces nationwide, ended last week.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 am  

Monday 3 April 2023

Chelsea's interim head coach Bruno Saltor says the squad will be "sad" following the departure of Graham Potter.

The manager was sacked yesterday after winning only seven of the last 22 Premier League matches.

Julian Nagelsmann and Mauricio Pochettino have been linked to the vacancy.

But Saltor says his side are only concerned with improving their form.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

Donations to Battersea Dogs and Cats home in memory of Paul O’Grady have surpassed £200,000.

The actor and animal lover, died at the age of 67 last week. 

Paul also presented a TV series “For The Love of Dogs” from the charity’s rehoming centres and was one of Battersea’s ambassadors. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Police are investigating a serious sexual assault in Stanwell yesterday morning.

Officers were called to Short Lane at around 6.20am after reports a woman had been assaulted next to the alley that leads to Masefield Way.

The suspect is described as White, in his early 40s, approximately 5’7”, of slim build, bald and it’s believed he had a foreign accent. 

He was wearing a short black raincoat with long sleeves, black trousers, and black shoes.

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

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Police are investigating a serious sexual assault in Stanwell yesterday morning.

Officers were called to Short Lane at around 6.20am after reports a woman had been assaulted next to the alley that leads to Masefield Way.

The suspect is described as White, in his early 40s, approximately 5’7”, of slim build, bald and it’s believed he had a foreign accent. 

He was wearing a short black raincoat with long sleeves, black trousers, and black shoes.

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

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:21 pm  

Donations to Battersea Dogs and Cats home in memory of Paul O’Grady have surpassed £200,000.

The actor and animal lover, died at the age of 67 last week. 

Paul also presented a TV series “For The Love of Dogs” from the charity’s rehoming centres and was one of Battersea’s ambassadors. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:20 pm  

Brighton boss Roberto De Zerbi says Chelsea dismissing his predecessor Graham Potter is a "sad situation".

Potter left the south coast club to take over at Stamford Bridge on a five year contract in September, but was sacked after only seven months.

The Italian manager filled the vacancy, and his team are now challenging for Europe going into the final stages of the season.

De Zerbi says he has nothing but praise for Potter.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

Plans have been approved to turn the former Tooting Police station into a block of flats.

The building was closed in October 2020 by the Mayor of London.

Developer Telereal Trillium says they’re taking a “heritage-first approach”, by enhancing the features of the 1930s building.

The building will contain 62 homes and a community space. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

A driver has been given 15 points on his future licence, after an incident in Staines.

At around 2am on the 14th of March, he was seen using the map function on his phone at the Crooked Billet roundabout.

When police signalled for him to pull over, he apparently didn’t notice at first “as he was so engrossed in his phone”.

Officers found that he didn’t have a licence or insurance, and so he had his vehicle seized.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:02 pm  

Chelsea interim head coach Bruno Saltor admits it's been a "difficult" 24 hours for the club.

Boss Graham Potter was sacked yesterday less than seven months in the job, after their latest defeat saw them slip into the bottom half of the Premier League.

Saltor - who moved to Stamford Bridge with Potter from Brighton - says he's spoken to him about taking over.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

There will be no trains in the Staines are this Easter weekend.

South Western Railway line will be closed on Saturday and Sunday for engineering works.

Buses will replace trains between Hounslow, Virginia Water and Windsor and Eton Riverside, both via Staines.

Stay tuned to Jackie for the latest traffic across the weekend.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:03 pm  

A man has been fined and disqualified from driving after a hit and run in Bushy Park.

At the end of last year, two cars collided and one of them failed to stop for police, although he was stopped at Hampton Court Gate.

A breath test found that he was over the limit.

The man from Sunbury has been told to pay £841 and given a 17-month driving ban.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

A specialist service has been launched for transporting critically ill patients between hospitals in London.

St George’s in Tooting is among the NHS trusts taking part in the scheme.

The four vehicles available can effectively as a network of mobile intensive care units.

The fleet will be based at sites across London and are expected to transport around 2,000 patients a year.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:59 pm  

Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals are holding a live Q&A event today, after a damning report from the watchdog into the Maternity services

They were rated Inadequate by the Care Quality Commission.

The trust has had to temporarily stop offering gas and air to women and birthing people in hospital, due to “issues with ventilation”.

You can go here to submit questions in advance.

The event will take place on their Facebook page at 1pm.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:58 am  

People are once again being told to keep their dogs on a lead in Richmond Park, if there’s any risk they might chase the deer

Police say they had at least three incidents of it yesterday morning, with the deer running across the roads. 

The force is reminding people that if the animals collided with a cyclist or pedestrian, it could result in serious injuries. 

Deer birthing season begins next month, during which time it’s compulsory to keep dogs on leads in Richmond and Bushy Parks.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:45 am  

Julian Nagelsmann is believed to be the front-runner to become the new Chelsea boss after Graham Potter was sacked last night

The Premier League club are reportedly yet to contact the former Bayern Munich head coach about the vacancy though.

Ex-Chelsea winger Pat Nevin says it will be interesting to see what happens next.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:29 am  

The Mayor of London is calling for Sarah Everard’s killer to lose the pension he earned before he joined the Met Police

Wayne Couzens has been stripped of his Met police pension, after Sadiq Khan applied to the Home Office to take it from him. 

However, Mr Khan says that he’s still eligible for a pension for his work with the civil nuclear constabulary. 

Mr Couzens is serving a whole-life order for killing the 33-year-old woman from Clapham.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:19 am  

Sunday 2 April 2023

People in Surrey are being urged to consider a job in the Probation Service.

There are currently more than 1,000 people working in various roles in Surrey and Sussex.

The work done by the service was recently highlighted in a BBC documentary called “Parole” which has boosted interest in the sector. 

24 year old Amber Boyle is a probation services officer from Staines; she says she’s never done such a rewarding job.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:59 pm  

Police have arrested a 36 year old man on suspicion of grievous bodily harm in South Norwood.

Another 36 year old man was rushed to hospital in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Emergency services were called to reports of a stabbing on the High Street where the victim was taken to hospital. 

The first 36 year old man remains in Police custody. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:54 pm  

It’s hoped a new cycle route in Croydon will help connect the south of the borough with the town centre.

The scheme, which goes live tomorrow, features new cycle lanes which are separated from motor traffic on most parts of the corridor.

The route starts just north of the junction with Bartlett Street and runs south to Purley High Street.

Improved pedestrian crossings are also included as well as parking bays to help businesses along the corridor. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:35 pm  

A man remains in a critical condition following a serious collision in Heathrow on Monday


It happened between junctions 14 and 15 and involved two cars and a HGV.

 Detectives along with the London Ambulance and the Helicopter emergency service were called just after 11.50pm.

 The man’s condition remains life threatening, and police are asking anyone who may have witnessed the crash to contact them on 101.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:40 pm  

A fire has broken out at the Oakleaf recycling centre in Staines.

Around 5 fire engines arrived to tackle the blaze in Stanwell Moor which broke out at around 7.30am this morning.

The fire was brought under control just after 11am and firefighters remain at the area to ensure the site is safe. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:39 pm  

Wandsworth Council has created a new £200,000 fund to help refugees

The borough has supported the arrival of more than 880 refugees under the national Homes for Ukraine scheme so far.

That’s the second highest number in London and the fifth highest in the country.

The authority says the fund will be at no cost to Council taxpayers.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

An animal hospital in Leatherhead says it is seeing an influx of fox cubs arriving at the centre

Wildlife Aid has taken in more than 30 over the last four weeks.

They include a tiny cub found in the middle of a school playground.

The charity runs an adoption scheme which raises money to help rescue, rehabilitate and rewild foxes taken to the hospital.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 am  

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