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Thursday, 20 September 2018

Landlords in Reigate and Banstead are being reminded by the Council to check if they need to apply for a licence- as changes are coming to housing laws.


Landlords in Reigate and Banstead are being reminded by the Council to check if they need to apply for a licence- as changes are coming to housing laws.

From next month, all houses in multiple occupation need to have a licence regardless of the number of storeys in the building.

Previously, licences were only needed for HMOs of three storeys or more.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:07 am  

“Organic” yoghurt on supermarket shelves is misleading people who want to slim down.

“Organic” yoghurt on supermarket shelves is misleading people who want to slim down.

According to new research by Surrey and Leeds Universities it contains more sugar than normal yoghurt, an average of13 grams per 100 grams.

Their findings revealed that only natural, plain and Greek style yoghurts had lower sugar content, an average of 5g per 100g.

Our recommended daily sugar allowance is 90g a day- no more than 22 small teaspoons.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:06 am  

Wandsworth Council is expected to approve of some environmental improvements around Battersea High Street.

Wandsworth Council is expected to approve of some environmental improvements around Battersea High Street.

Last night Councillors met to discuss a £900,000 grant to improve the high street and smarten up the area.

This comes after an overwhelming response from local people to a public consultation earlier this year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:05 am  

11 piglets that were just 2 weeks old have been stolen from a farm in the capital, according to the Times.

11 piglets that were just 2 weeks old have been stolen from a farm in the capital, according to the Times.

The rare pigs were stolen on Friday night and the thieves were not spotted on the Surrey Docks Farm CCTV.

The farm have expressed their concern for the baby pigs as they rely on their mother’s milk and think they won’t survive on their own.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:05 am  

Surrey Hills will see an exciting new temporary light installation to celebrate the harvest season.

Surrey Hills will see an exciting new temporary light installation to celebrate the harvest season.

66 illuminated bales of hay will be on Box Hill, it’s hoped the installation will raise awareness for climate change and the effect it has on farming.

People are also being offered a guided tour around the art and it will be open this weekend until 10pm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:04 am  

15 months has passed since the Grenfell Tower disaster but survivors are still dealing with the aftermath.

15 months has passed since the Grenfell Tower disaster but survivors are still dealing with the aftermath.

Last week Kensington Aldridge Academy, the school underneath the Tower has reopened after spending a year being located elsewhere.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:04 am  

A couple forced their daughter to get a “virginity check” and threatened her boyfriend after finding out about their relationship

A couple forced their daughter to get a “virginity check” and threatened her boyfriend after finding out about their relationship.

The Mother confronted her daughter’s boyfriend at a sports direct store near Clapham Junction.

Kingston Crown Court heard how she had allegedly bitten her 18 year old daughter Sophia and confiscated her passport meanwhile her Father is accused of threatening his daughter with a kitchen knife, according to the Times.

The trial is continuing…
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:04 am  

Barnes High Street has been shortlisted for a national award.


It will join 11 other contenders in the ‘Rising Star’ Category of the British High Street awards.

The winner will get 5 thousand pounds towards a community project.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:53 am  

Croydon's care leavers could be getting personal advisors

Young care-leavers in Croydon may be offered a personal advisor to support them, according to proposals outlined today.

The council have outlined a plan that aims to support young people in care transition into adulthood.

It will go before the council for approval on Monday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 am  

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Council buildings in Croydon are going to be open to the public for Open House Weekend

Croydon council is preparing to open its doors to the public for Open House Weekend as part of the architecture and design festival.

On Saturday the Council offices in Bernard Weatherill House and the Town Hall will be open to people to come and look around.

People will be able to look at the £30 million refurbishment works taking place in Fairfield Halls before it opens next year.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:30 pm  

This is how you can nominate someone for Richmond's Community Heroes' Award

People in Richmond are being encouraged to nominate their local heroes in this year’s Community Awards.

It’s a chance for the Council to highlight and celebrate the commitment of groups and people living and working in Richmond.

Winners will be recognised for everything from sporting achievements to care work.

The deadline for nominations is 9am on Monday 15 October 2018, click here to go to the nominations page.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:55 pm  

Horse stabbed during break-in at Epsom’s Riding for the Disabled dies

A horse that was attacked during a burglary at Epsom’s Riding for the Disabled has died.

Sam was one of three horses left injured following the break-in last month.

It’s thought the horses were stabbed with an electric fence post.

The charity says the two other horses injured in the attack, Marigold and Buffy, are still recovering from their injuries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:28 pm  

Abandoned car in Shepperton found with chemicals in the boot



Police in Shepperton are looking for the owner of black Mercedes ML270, like the one in the photo, after it was found with chemicals in the boot.

Officers seized the uninsured car which had been parked outside the shops on Hetherington Road for a long time.

The car's registration is EO05 KKU.

Anyone with information should call police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:29 pm  

Three children rushed to hospital by air ambulance following crash outside Woking school

Three schoolchildren are in hospital after a collision with a car in Woking this afternoon.

The air ambulance was called just after four to Hoe Valley School in Egley Road.

The road outside the school was closed for almost two hours as police investigated the collision.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:18 pm  

Richmond Station was temporarily closed this afternoon as police investigated a suspicious item

The British Transport Police were called around 3pm, and the station was put on a security alert.

However, the station was re-opened at around quarter past four when the item was found not to be suspicious.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:19 pm  

Police are appealing for help in finding a vulnerable woman from Tadworth who hasn’t been seen since Sunday



51 year old Victoria Canham has previously gone missing twice before this month.

Her family and friends are concerned for her welfare and officers are carrying out a number of enquiries to try and find her.

Victoria is white, 5ft11, slim, with long brown hair and wearing a puffed jacket, a short blue patterned dress.

She has a love of horses and may have visited stables in the area.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

A planning application has been submitted to Mole Valley to turn a part of Norbury Park into a campsite

Surrey Wildlife Trust wants to introduce 30 grass camping pitches, 6 glamping fields and a car park.

The Trust promises the new design will conserve the rural landscape.

However some residents have criticised the move, saying it will impact negatively on the natural beauty of the site.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:03 pm  

UK house price growth is at its weakest in five years.

It's because of a drop in the value of properties in London, where prices have fallen by nought-point-7 percent in the last year.

Across the country, they rose by just over 3 percent in the year to July.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:05 pm  

Surrey Police have launched a new programme to tackle online grooming



In 2014, 14 year old Breck Bednar met 18 year old Lewis Daynes through an online gaming platform.

Over their 13 months of online correspondence, Daynes told Breck lies about his friends and family, eventually luring him to his flat. It was there that Breck was killed by Daynes.

A short film of Breck’s story is now being used by Surrey police and 3 other police forces across the country to teach schoolchildren the dangers of online grooming.

Deputy Chief Constable Gavin Stephens thinks the film, Breck’s Last Game, is vital for teaching pupils how to be safe online.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:31 pm  

Sir Vince Cable the Leader of Lib Dems and MP for Twickenham is still fighting against Brexit.

Sir Vince Cable the Leader of Lib Dems and MP for Twickenham is still fighting against Brexit.

He has said “Brexit is not inevitable- it can and must be stopped” that’s according to the BBC.

Despite the Prime Minister saying there will not be another referendum, Sir Vince is still pushing for an end to Brexit.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:27 am  

Heathrow and hospitality group Arora have admitted their hotel airport car parking charges broke competition law.

Heathrow and hospitality group Arora have admitted their hotel airport car parking charges broke competition law.

That’s according to the Telegraph, the Competition Markets authority gave Heathrow a £1.6bn fine.

Arora escaped a penalty after being granted immunity by the CMA for bringing the matter to its attention.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:04 am  

The descendant of 2 slaves who fled American to seek refuge in Ockham has unveiled a sign in the village.

The descendant of 2 slaves who fled American to seek refuge in Ockham has unveiled a sign in the village.

The sign will commemorate their escape to safety when they fled Georgia in 1848.

The Great-Great Grandson 70 year old Christopher Clark unveiled the sign last week,
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:42 am  

Incidents of drinks spiking have doubled across the UK in the last 3 years.

Incidents of drinks spiking have doubled across the UK in the last 3 years.

That’s according to figures from Britain’s police force.

In Surrey last year there were 14 recorded incidents compared to just 8 in 2015.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:41 am  

According to the Times a former soldier has taken his own life on a clay pigeon shoot in Surrey.

According to the Times a former soldier has taken his own life on a clay pigeon shoot in Surrey.

The soldier had previously been supported by the charity Help for Heroes but shot himself in the head on the Clandon Park Estate.

The 8th Earl of Onslow who owns the Estate says his heart goes out to the soldiers relatives.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:04 am  

As part of Operation Sceptre -a national campaign against knife crime, Surrey Police are reminding people to surrender their weapons

As part of Operation Sceptre -a national campaign against knife crime, Surrey Police are reminding people to surrender their weapons

The knife bins will be located inside Woking, Staines, Reigate and Guildford police stations and will be there until Monday.

The stations will be open between 8am and 10pm daily.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:35 am  

A team of British scientists - on a mission to clean up space - have caught their first piece of debris.

A team of British scientists - on a mission to clean up space - have caught their first piece of debris.

It's a major breakthrough for the group which has spent years planning how to protect satellites.

The director of Surrey Space Centre, Guglielmo Aglietti says there's no room for error.




posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:08 am  

Insurer takes over British Airways pensioners
It’s been announced that insurer Legal & General has taken on responsibility for 22-thousand British Airways pensioners.

The 4.4-billion pound arrangement will cover about 60% of the Heathrow based airline’s pension scheme payouts to ex-workers.

It’s the biggest bulk annuity deal to date.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:09 am  

Brentford hold on to second in Championship

Brentford remain second in the Championship this morning despite their 1-all draw at Ipswich.

Leeds won 3-nil against Preston to go three points clear at the top of the table.

West Brom replace Bristol City in third after beating them 4-2.

Stoke got the better of Swansea 1-nil – in a game which was a Premier League fixture last season.

There were also wins for Aston Villa and Wigan.

There’s a London derby in the division later when Queens Park Rangers entertain Millwall at Loftus Road.

In the National League Sutton suffered a 4-nil loss to Boreham Wood at Gander Green Lane.

Meanwhile in Checkatrade Trophy action Wimbledon lost 1-nil to Swansea’s Under-21’s at Kingsmeadow.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:32 am  

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Young people are going to get Croydon's top jobs

Croydon is getting ready for this year’s Takeover Challenge that takes place in a couple of months’ time.

It’s when young people will take over the town’s top jobs for one day.

Businesses and local organisations will open their doors, offering the chance to step in the boss’s shoes.

Last year, more than 60 people took part, with all participants recommending it to other young people.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:18 pm  

A London gallery is taking photos of every year 3 class in the capital

Tate Britain is going to photograph every Year 3 pupil in London.

It’s part of a landmark project by film director Steve McQueen to embody the diversity of the capital.

McQueen - who’s from Hanwell and studied art at the Chelsea College of Arts - said the project was "all about reflecting back".

Photos of the 115,000 pupils will be taken by 30 of the gallery’s photographers over the next nine months.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Man pleads guilty to driving stolen Audi at cyclists in Clapham

A man has admitted driving a stolen car into the path of cyclists in Clapham.

25-year-old Shane Seymour pleaded guilty this morning to a number of offences including dangerous driving and stealing the car.

He repeatedly drove at the bikes during rush hour on Clapham Road in August after having an argument with a cyclist.

Footage of the incident on social media also shows Seymour reversing the stolen Audi away from police.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

A man has gone missing from a mental health facility in Croydon



52 year old Mark Ricketts has been missing since 4am yesterday from Southleigh Community Hospital.

Police are warning he shouldn’t be approached by a member of the public.

If you have any information, contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:05 pm  

A new telescope has been installed on Richmond Hill, replacing the one that was stolen three years ago

It will bear the same memorial plaque to Air Commodore Spaight, and the Thames Landscape Strategy.

The Mayor of Richmond, Ben Khosa, officially unveiled it by cutting a garland of ivy, which had been picked from the hill.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:07 pm  

A drug dealer who was stopped in Ashtead has been jailed

Maiya Kati and his girlfriend, Jeneba Brewah were arrested in a car while en route to deliver drugs in July.

During a strip search 194 wraps of crack cocaine and heroin were recovered from Kati’s underwear.

Kati pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 30 months in prison, while Brewah received a 12 month suspended sentence.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:04 pm  

A man has been jailed for raping a woman at his home in Hammersmith

In 2015, the 19 year old victim allowed Javad Mahdavi-Ashford to take naked photos of her due to financial difficulties.

However, over the next few months, he repeatedly harassed the victim and threatened to release the pictures, before luring her to his house in March 2016.

He has been sentenced to nine years in jail.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:06 pm  

A coroner has said the Government can refrain from releasing details over the mysterious death of a man in Surrey.

A coroner has said the Government can refrain from releasing details over the mysterious death of a man in Surrey.

44 year old Alexander Perepilichnyy collapsed in November 2012 when he was jogging out in Surrey.

After an investigation by Surrey police it was revealed he died of natural causes but critics of the police want a full enquiry to see if he was poisioned.

The coroner upheld an application by Sajid Javid, who is refusing to publicly release documents from MI5 and MI6 relating to his death.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:46 am  

A family run funeral directors in Berrylands was broken into and ransacked for just £3.

A family run funeral directors in Berrylands was broken into and ransacked for just £3.

Lambert Funerals was subject to a robbery which left the owner with £14,000 worth of damage.

Jeans café next door also had £700 stolen from a safe which was later discovered on Richmond Common.

Earlier we spoke to the director of Lambert Funerals Martin Lambert about the police response time.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:18 am  

Sajjid Javid has ignored more than 150 letters from MPs over calls for a national ban on protests outside abortion clinics.

Sajjid Javid has ignored more than 150 letters from MPs over calls for a national ban on protests outside abortion clinics.

It comes after a number of councils reported harassment to staff and women who enter the clinics.

Ealing Council managed to implement a 100 metre ban on protestors and the Leader of the Council says how this has worked for both sides.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:40 am  

MP for Carshalton and Wallington Tom Brake has personally attacked Boris Johnson.

MP for Carshalton and Wallington Tom Brake has personally attacked Boris Johnson.

The Lib Dem criticised the Former Foreign Secretary saying his was “all mouth no trousers” after his string of affairs was revealed.

The personal attack came as Mr Brake pleaded for Brexit to be stopped and claimed the UK would save £3billion if they remained in the EU.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:39 am  

The Lib Dem Leader and MP for Twickenham is set to criticise Brexit “fundamentalists” of creating worry and insecurity.

The Lib Dem Leader and MP for Twickenham is set to criticise Brexit “fundamentalists” of creating worry and insecurity.

That’s according to the Independent, Sir Vince is also expected to openly sympathise with the Prime Minister.

He will say that he and others are starting to "feel sorry" for Theresa May's predicament with the pressure she is facing.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:05 am  

The Home secretary has rejected a cross-party demand to introduce exclusion zones around abortion clinics in England and Wales.

The Home secretary has rejected a cross-party demand to introduce exclusion zones around abortion clinics in England and Wales.

He says it will not be a “proportionate response”- in spite of the harassment and violence that takes place outside some clinics.

Ealing Council however, was the first to introduce an exclusion zone around its clinic in West London.

Earlier I spoke to Leader of Ealing Council Julian Bell.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:07 am  

Dozens of companies have been invited to put forward ideas on how to deliver the expansion of Heathrow.

Dozens of companies have been invited to put forward ideas on how to deliver the expansion of Heathrow.

More than 150 lodged submissions to the airport about areas including retail and sustainability.

37 of them have progressed to the next round and have now got eight weeks to make their cases.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:04 am  

The Duchess of Sussex joins project for cookbook with Grenfell Tower fire survivors

The Duchess of Sussex is working on her first solo project as a member of the royal family – she’s supporting the publication of a community cookbook.

The book called ‘Together’, was an idea of the women who lost their homes in last year’s Grenfell Tower fire in North Kensington.

They used the kitchen at the nearby Al-Manaar Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre which Megan visited earlier this year.

The Duchess said she ‘immediately felt connected to the group; it’s a place for women to laugh, grieve, cry and cook together.’

The book includes more than 50 recipes from around the world.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am  

Park in Barnes given funding to build new playground

A new natural playground is to be built in Barnes with help from the Council’s Community Fund.

The Friends of Suffolk Road Recreation Ground have been given £15,000 to create a new dog free area in the space, with more seating.

The green space will also have a new playground with swings, climbing frames, a slide, trampoline and sandpit.

This park in Barnes is one of eight organisations to be awarded funding in the latest round of the Community Fund.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 am  

Missing man from Croydon found safe and well

An 84-year old from Croydon who has been missing since yesterday afternoon has been found safe and well.

The police thank the media and public for their support in finding him.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:21 am  

Missing 84-year old from Croydon


An elderly man is missing from Croydon after wandering off when on a day out with his family.

84-year old George Ross has been missing since around 3pm yesterday when seen in the Whitgift Centre food court.

Concerns are growing as George has dementia and could be distressed.

There’s a picture of him on our Radio Jackie news twitter feed – if you can help contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:19 am  

Lib Dem candidate from New Malden to run for London Mayor

An independent candidate from Merton who ran in the 2012 London Mayoral election is planning to run again, but this time as a Lib Dem.

Siobhan Benita gained over 83,000 first-preference votes in 2012 - only 8,000 behind Lib Dem Brian Paddick.

The former civil servant, who now lives in New Malden, said she joined the Liberal Democrats the morning after the EU referendum.

Nominations for the Lib Dem candidate close at the end of the month, and their candidate is due to be picked by the end of November.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:31 am  

Two men stopped whilst driving in Roehampton have been jailed over drugs offences

Two men that were stopped whilst driving in Roehampton have been jailed for a total of 7 years for drugs offences.

In December last year, police searched the vehicle the men were driving and found Class A and B drugs.

Daniel Harding from Roehampton, and Bernard Fasehun from West Dulwich - who are both 23 - were arrested at the scene.

They were sentenced at Kingston Crown Court earlier this month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 am  

Monday, 17 September 2018

A man has been jailed for stealing a charity bucket in Hounslow

A man from Hounslow has been given 26 weeks in prison for stealing a charity bucket.

33 year old Thomas Colley stole the bucket from The Lord Clyde on Inwood Road on Saturday 2nd September.

The bucket was collecting money for ‘Just Jade’, an appeal to raise money for specialist tumour treatment for PC Jade Goffin.

As well as the jail term, Colley was ordered to pay £200 compensation to the charity.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

A former independent candidate in the 2012 London Mayor election from Merton could be running again as a Lib Dem

An independent candidate from Merton who ran in the 2012 London Mayoral election is planning to run again, but this time as a Lib Dem.

Siobhan Benita gained over 83,000 first-preference votes in 2012 - only 8,000 behind Lib Dem Brian Paddick.

The former civil servant, who now lives in New Malden, said she joined the Liberal Democrats the morning after the EU referendum.

Nominations for the Lib Dem candidate close at the end of the month, and their candidate is due to be picked by the end of November.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:16 pm  

A Hampton school for pupils with special needs and disabilities has moved to a brand new building

A special needs school has moved to new fit for purpose buildings in Hampton and Twickenham.

Clarendon School for children with special needs and disabilities used to occupy an old building on Hanworth Road in Hampton.

The primary school pupils have been moved to a new site on Buckingham Road in Hampton.

Meanwhile the secondary aged pupils have moved to a purpose built school on the Richmond Education and Enterprise Campus in Twickenham.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:28 pm  

Fire broke out at Ockham Common this afternoon just after midday.

Roads were closed around Wisley as a number of specialist vehicles were dispatched to deal with it.

There are no reports of any injuries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:10 pm  

Police have withdrawn a cordon around Esher Common, after a search for World War One shells

Two mortars were found by a member of the public yesterday morning, with a third being searched for this morning.

However, police urge people to remain vigilant and report any suspicious devices.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:09 pm  

Chelsea and Fulham MP Greg Hands has thrown his support behind Shaun Bailey in the Mayoral elections

Fulham native Mr Bailey stood for Hammersmith as a Conservative in 2010, losing to current MP Andy Slaughter.

Mr Hands cited Bailey’s 20 years as a youth worker as one of his reasons, saying he could tackle the rise in gang violence.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:10 pm  

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust has been given a 1-million pound grant to continue remotely monitoring the health of people with dementia living at home

The study also involves the University of Surrey and the Alzheimer’s Society and alerts clinicians when participants need support.

The funding will allow for another two-hundred people to be monitored.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:05 pm  

Two British satellites have been successfully launched on an Indian rocket to demonstrate the latest technology for monitoring both land and sea

They will be able to take pictures of the Earth's surface in every kind of weather, discerning objects on the ground as small as 87cm.

It’s hoped they’ll help track illegal shipping activity.

Luis Gomes is the Chief Technology Officer of Surrey Satellite Technology, who manufactured them.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:06 pm  

Chertsey Scouts have been given permission to destroy trees in the way of its new headquarters

Residents have criticised the move on the grounds that the trees were the only barrier between their homes and the noise from the M3.

But the group say their new headquarters in Staines Lane will still provide some sound screening.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:04 pm  

Heathrow is poorly connected to the rest of the UK and needs to provide more domestic flights if a third runway is built.

Heathrow is poorly connected to the rest of the UK and needs to provide more domestic flights if a third runway is built.

That is according to chief executive of the British regional airline Flybe.

The government says it wants the expansion to benefit everyone in the UK.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:12 am  

Reigate and Banstead Council have been busy dealing with a number of cows on the loose this morning.

Reigate and Banstead Council have been busy dealing with a number of cows on the loose this morning.

Cows were reportedly “Moving rapidly” around Redhill Memorial Park – it is currently closed while the council deals with the unexpected visitors.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:05 am  

Carshalton and Wallington MP Tom Brake has backed the mayor of London’s call for a final say on the Brexit deal.

Carshalton and Wallington MP Tom Brake has backed the mayor of London’s call for a final say on the Brexit deal.

Sadiq Khan who was in favour of staying in the EU wants a second referendum on whatever the government agrees with Brussels.

Mr Brake explained why he thought this was a good idea – speaking at the end of the Lib Dem party conference in Brighton:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:05 am  

Heathrow’s Chief Executive has said it will be a “disaster” if rivals take control of the Third Runway build, that’s according to the Telegraph.

Heathrow’s Chief Executive has said it will be a “disaster” if rivals take control of the Third Runway build, that’s according to the Telegraph.

The comments come after it emerged last week that the largest landowner in and around the airport is planning to make a rival application to the current one.

Mr Arora says his plans will cost more than half of the £31 billion budget tabled by HAL.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:03 am  

The Lib Dems are in a conference in Brighton today and here’s Sir Vince Cable talking about his party’s support.

The Lib Dems are in a conference in Brighton today and here’s Sir Vince Cable talking about his party’s support.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:47 am  

Victoria Beckham’s fashion label is steeped in debt after its 10 year birthday.

Victoria Beckham’s fashion label is steeped in debt after its 10 year birthday.

The former spice girl started the venture in her flat in Chelsea with the bath as her stockroom.

At London Fashion Week it was revealed by her label that over the 8 year period she lost nearly £12m - equivalent of £4,00 a day.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:14 am  

A pilot was forced to make an emergency landing but couldn’t see because the lenses on his oxygen mask were broken.

A pilot was forced to make an emergency landing but couldn’t see because the lenses on his oxygen mask were broken.

The cabin pressure rapidly dropped inside the Heathrow flight to Atlanta according to the Sunday Express.

The Air Accidents Investigation Branch said as well as the pilot’s fawlty mask, 2 of the passengers masks failed to deploy.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:05 am  

Cash transit workers were threatened with a sledgehammer during a robbery at a Sainsbury's in Shepperton .

Cash transit workers were threatened with a sledgehammer during a robbery at a Sainsbury's in Shepperton.

The incident happened just after 7.15am on Saturday morning when three men with their faces covered entered the shop and robbed two cash transit workers of three cash boxes.

They threatened the workers using a sledgehammer and a glass bottle.

Neither of the transit workers or members of the public were injured, enquiries are continuing…
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:05 am  

Surrey NHS Trust gets dementia grant

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust has been given a 1-million pound grant to continue remotely monitoring the health of people with dementia living at home.

The study also involves the University of Surrey and the Alzheimer’s Society and alerts clinicians when participants need support.

The funding will allow for another two-hundred people to be monitored.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:53 am  

Chelsea Women make smooth FA Cup progress

In women’s FA Continental Tyre Cup action Chelsea advanced to the next round with a comfortable 4-nil win at Crystal Palace Ladies.

Arsenal Women recorded the biggest win of the day hammering Lewes 9-nil.

There were also wins for West Ham, Tottenham, Brighton and Manchester City Women.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:06 am  

Surrey built satellite to track illegal shipping activity

The UK has launched a radar satellite to track illegal shipping activity.

NovaSAR, the first all-British radar satellite, was launched into orbit on an Indian rocket yesterday evening.

The spacecraft, manufactured by Surrey Satellite Technology Limited in Guildford, will perform a number of roles.

But its engineers specifically want to see if it can help monitor suspicious shipping activity.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:08 am  

Sunday, 16 September 2018

Twickenham MP expresses regret at party conference over austerity.

The Twickenham MP Sir Vince Cable has admitted regret over austerity policies brought in under his coalition government.

At his last Lib Dem party conference in Brighton he says the policies may have led to the Brexit vote.

The Liberal Democrat leader confesses a massive cutback in public investment prolonged the decay of some UK communities.

Sir Vince Cable said parts of the north of England are severely blighted.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:07 pm  

QPR defender says the team is reaping the benefits of training.

QPR defender Joel Lynch has spoken out after his team’s victory against Bolton.

The Londoners beat the northern side 2-1.

Lynch says the team feels more solid and is starting to reap the benefits of tough training.

The full interview with the defender can be seen at www.qpr.co.uk

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:33 pm  

Cable's last conference hears from ex-Tory donor.

The Twickenham MP Sir Vince Cable’s last conference has heard from the former Tory donor Charlie Mullins.

Mr Mullins who made his money with Pimlico Plumbers told Liberal Democrats in Brighton that the Prime Minister Theresa May is the worst person to negotiate Brexit.

The Prime Minister has told Channel Four News that she’s irritated by all the speculation over her leadership, but wanted the political debate to focus on the country’s future – rather than her own.



posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:28 pm  

Sutton Community Farm knows its onions

The community farm in Wallington has thrown open its doors to the public for a look behind the scenes.

The farm manager Alice Brown told Radio Jackie about the wide range of fruit and veg grown there.

Now the farm's tweeted a photo of the produce which was shown off during the annual Harvest Festival.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:33 pm  

A Hammersmith based charity is seeking to help members of the Windrush generation

Age UK Hammersmith and Fulham is holding an advice session for Windrush immigrants who have lost their arrival documents.

It’s taking place on Wednesday at St Paul’s Church in Hammersmith from 10:30 am to 1:30 p.m.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:19 pm  

A survivor of the Parsons Green Tube bombing has said the attack has made him want to live life to the full

In an interview with the Evening Standard, Peter Crowley from Sutton said he feels ‘lucky to be alive’, and now spends more time with his family.

The 37 year old carpet salesman was called a ‘legend’ on social media for turning up to work straight after the explosion, despite being injured.

Yesterday was the one year anniversary of the attack, when Ahmed Hassan from Sunbury left a homemade bomb on the District line.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:32 pm  

Surrey Police is the second most complained about police force in the country

A fall in the number of complaints against police forces masks wide differences in how they are handled.

That’s according to the Independent Office for Police Conduct.

The watchdog has revealed a total of 31,671 complaints about police were recorded by forces in England and Wales in 2017-18.

This is 7% down from the previous year.

Surrey came second only to Cleveland which was at the top of the list with just under 450 complaints made.

It also found "considerable variations" in the length of time it took forces to investigate complaints.

This ranged from an average of 68 days for the City of London to more than a year for other forces.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:54 am  

Kingston Council are set to regenerate the riverside

Kingston council has adopted plans to improve its riverside.

The new planning document will look to enhance the stretch of river from Canbury Gardens to Seething Wells.

Councillor Malcolm Self says they’re hoping to get funding to support new projects and improvements.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:13 am  

Witnesses wanted after an assault in a Ewell Park

Police are appealing for witnesses following an assault in Ewell on Friday evening.

It’s reported the victim was walking through Ewell Court Park with a friend at around 7 when he was assaulted by three people.

One of the suspects is a mixed race male, 5’8”, of slim build, with black hair, and wearing a grey tracksuit.

Anyone with information should call Surrey Police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:07 am  

Roy Hodgson says Zaha has to get used to being fouled

Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson believes his star player Wilfried Zaha is just going to have to get used to being fouled.

The forward spoke out about a lack of protection from referees after scoring the only goal in Palace's 1-0 win at Huddersfield.

But Hodgson says no player can expect much sympathy, especially away from home.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:06 am  

Wandsworth Council wants to get more people into fostering

Wandsworth Council is encouraging more people to become foster parents.

It’s holding an event on Thursday offering advice about how to become a carer.

It’s hosting three separate sessions throughout the day.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:22 am  

Richmond council is going to war against chewing gum

Councillor Julia Neden-Watts has taken to the streets of Twickenham to expose the problem on our pavements.

Armed with a piece of chalk, she went to York Street to circle bits of chewing gum.

Now, she’s encouraging others to get chalking too.

The average piece of chewing gum costs less than 30p, but it costs the council £1.50 to remove.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:16 am  

A number of banners with uplifting messages are popping up on bridges across Surrey.

They’ve been put up by 33 year old Ally Turner from Woking.

He tried to take his own life last month, but has decided to raise awareness of suicide prevention instead.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:42 am  

Police are appealing for witnesses following an incident in Byfleet.

A man and a woman were reportedly involved in an altercation near the Weymede Housing area on Saturday afternoon.

Anyone with information should call Surrey police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:05 am  

Brentford move to second in the Championship with a win over Wigan.

Striker Neal Maupay scored twice as the bees ran out 2-0 winners.

Maupay’s now top scorer in the championship with 7 goals, and Brentford have 14 points from 7 games.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:47 am  

Saturday, 15 September 2018

Harlequins 32 - 37 Bath Rugby at the Twickenham Stoop


A warm September afternoon proved a welcoming backdrop to a fixture that proves time and again to be an entertaining encounter: Harlequins against Bath Rugby at the Twickenham Stoop.

The first scrummage of the game showed Bath to have a superior power but possession was cheaply kicked away. A game of high ball then ensued as neither team seemed willing to go for touch. Eventually the hosts decided to run with the ball, only to lose possession at the breakdown.

Quins were then penalised for not rolling away after tackling, allowing Bath to find touch inside the host’s territory. From that platform Bath grew with Stooke breaking through the defensive line. All this work wasted after being penalised for holding on.

It was the turn of the hosts to find touch and secure line-out ball, earning themselves a penalty in the process. Smith had the distance but not the accuracy to find touch.

After a collision in mid-air, another scrum was awarded to Bath. From here, the visitors passed ball with confident hands. A miss-tackle 10 metres from the Quins’ line allowed former Harlequin and Welsh International Jamie Roberts to cross the whitewash. Flyhalf Burns was unable to add the conversion, hitting the upright. Harlequins 0 – 5 Bath Rugby (13 minutes).


Despite the early disappointment, the voice of the home fans rang out loud around the Twickenham Stoop. Bath Rugby were then penalised for obstruction in their own 22, handing Quins an attacking platform. The visitors also had a blood substitution (no.18 Perenise on for 3 Thomas).

Home flyhalf Marcus Smith opened the scoring having successfully kicked a penalty: Harlequins 3 – Bath Rugby 5.

Within minutes of this score, Danny Care crossed the whitewash after juggling a ball passed with momentum from a fast-paced Tapuai. Smith added the conversion: Harlequins 10 – 5 Bath Rugby (17 minutes).

A moment of ill-discipline allowed Burns to line up the posts again but again he failed to add to the scoreboard.

The restart allowed Bath to attack once more but James Chisholm read the pass and intercepted. He ran half the pitch before sending a long pass out to the wing for Marchant to catch and cross for a try. On this occasion Smith pushed the ball wide of the posts. Harlequins 15 – 5 Bath Rugby (22 minutes).

Quins were playing with passion but Bath were playing with heart. The blood replacement was reversed for the visitors with Thomas returning to the pitch.

Bath looked to have kicked away possession, but Elia, backtracking quickly, could not gather neatly. 5 metre scrum to the visitors.

Playing advantage, the referee awarded the visitors another penalty that they kicked to the corner for a line-out. Bath gathered and rolled over the line, Zach Mercer successfully touching down despite the hosts’ efforts to hold-up the ball.

Burns added the conversion bringing the score to just a 3-point difference: Harlequins 15 – 12 Bath Rugby (26 minutes).

Positive play from the visitors; a good counter-ruck allowed them to claim possession and another penalty. They found touch within the Quins’ 22, deliberately throwing long and retaining the ball.

Another penalty by the hosts allowed Burns to line up the posts once more and this time he was successful, drawing the scores level: Harlequins 15 – 15 Bath Rugby (29 minutes).

The hosts powered into the visiting half but lost possession. Bath cleared their lines but a miss-kick from Morris handed the visitors a line-out on his own 22.

Visiting scrumhalf Green was penalised for holding on and Smith found touch on the half-way line. They immediately lost possession, missing their mark in the line-out.

Bath pushed on and Burns, sensing an opportunity, attempted a drop-goal and was successful. This pulled the visitors ahead once more: Harlequins 15 – 18 Bath Rugby (34 minutes).

Perenise returned to the pitch for Bath Rugby in another blood replacement.

The visitors immediately overpowered the scrum and released the ball, picking up pace. In a moment of pure acrobatics, Cokanasiga scored in the corner, Burns added the conversion: Harlequins 15 – 25 Bath Rugby (37 minutes).

The fans in the stands still cheered on the hosts despite an ever-increasing gap in the score-line. Bath Rugby were ruthless in the scum, making 10 metres without challenge before releasing the ball. Again they sprinted for the line but a desperate try-saving tackle into touch handed Quins a defensive line-out.

Care box-kicked out, this only allowing Bath to build again. The visitors kicked on for a chase but Morris was first back to touch down behind his own try-line, ending the first half.

Half Time at the Twickenham Stoop: Harlequins 15 – 25 Bath Rugby

The second-half got underway with a front row change for Harlequins; Ward and Marler joining the action.

This seemed to steady the ship as the hosts earned a penalty in the scrum.

Despite pushing up the field, it was Cokanasiga who scored after the half-time break for Bath Rugby, earning the bonus point for 4-tries. Conversion missed: Harlequins 15 – 30 Bath Rugby (47 minutes).

Lasike was then brought on as a game-changer for Quins. Rokoduguni managed to slow down play legally in the ruck, challenging for the ball for Bath, but Danny Care came away with it for the hosts. Penalty successfully kicked by Marcus Smith, reducing the deficit: Harlequins 18 – 30 Bath Rugby (49 minutes).

In a surprise move, Marcus Smith was replaced for James Lang for Harlequins.

Bath Rugby continued to pressure the hosts and made it into the 22. They were awarded a penalty for a deliberate knock-on but no yellow card was shown.

Wallace and Care were removed from play for Bothma and Mulchrone.

The visitors pushed closer to the line but this time a penalty was awarded to the hosts. Priestland then came on in place of Burns for Bath Rugby.

Zach Mercer once again crossed the whitewash for Bath Rugby, earning his brace. Conversion added by Priestland: Harlequins 18 – 37 Bath Rugby (57 minutes).

In a perfect response, Quins immediately pushed up the field and earned a penalty line-out 10 metres from the try-line. Unfortunately, their advancement was halted in its’ tracks and a penalty awarded against them.

Swainston then replaced Collier for the hosts as Bath Rugby secured their line-out. They attempted a cross-field kick which came to nothing but the referee had been playing advantage; Bath then kicked for a line-out in the opposition half. The hosts were able to prevent a maul from forming and some hard tackles came in, preventing the visitors from gaining ground.

Quins stole possession but an attempted kick-chase was too far away for any home player to reach. Another wasted opportunity.

The visitors pushed to within metres of the try-line but a series of infringements allowed the hosts to return play to the opposition half.

Stan South then joined the play for Harlequins.

All their advantage was once again lost through ill-discipline and Bath Rugby were back just outside the hosts 22.

Quins, however, passed the ball quickly following a scrum. They progressed into the 22 but an attempted long pass was intercepted and a try scored much to the disagreement of the Harlequins fans who thought there was illegal blocking of the chasing Quins’ defenders.

The ‘boos’ rang out and fans started to leave, The fly-half, unable to take the kick due to the noise around the ground, was then put on hold as the referee went to the TMO (Television Match Official). Try was disallowed for obstruction.

Quins resumed play with a kick into touch and a line-out. They passed quickly with the voice of the fans in new spirits.

At the crucial point Quins lost possession just metres from the line. Bath cleared their lines but with the ball going straight into touch, play was brought back for another Quins’ attacking line-out.

Lasike broke through the defence but was tackled before he could reach the final metres. The offload was good and Joe Marler powered over to score the try; Lang took the conversion quickly: Harlequins 25 – 37 Bath rugby (76 minutes).

Bath then took their time kicking-off, winding down the clock as much as possible. Penalty to Quins just outside their own 22.

Lang found touch deep in opposition territory. Quins kept the line-out short and formed a maul. With the forwards caught up in the play, Lang released the ball. They put together play after play and kept support coming in fast during any breakdown.

The hosts tried different tactics – forwards grinding along; backs running at pace. It was powerful attack and defence along the try-line before Mulchrone touched down with just 6 seconds left of play. Lang added the conversion.

The restart was deep by Bath, knowing full well that Quins would have to keep ball in hand and run it from deep. The fans were on their feet; the noise deafening.

Momentum was soon lost, however, as bruised and battered bodies from both sides were collapsed on the field of play. The referee had to stop play to allow treatment.

During this period, there was a pitch invader, however focus was on the players.

Walker was brought on for Morris and Harlequins in the final play of the game.

Quins had the put-in at the scrum still inside their own half. They retrieved the ball quickly and went for the direct approach: the forwards putting their bodies on the line. This then allowed the wingers to find pace but at this change Bath overturned possession and kicked into touch to end the game.

Full Time at the Twickenham Stoop: Harlequins 32 – 37 Bath Rugby


Attendance: 9,967

Photos: Chris Spring

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:22 pm  

Harlequins Ladies feature in Twickenham thriller
In rugby union’s Tyrrells Women’s Premier 15’s round two action Harlequins Ladies and Bristol Bears Women battled to a 26-all draw at the Twickenham Stoop.

Richmond lost 24-12 to Firwood Waterloo Ladies at the Richmond Athletic Ground.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:07 pm  

Lib Dems want non-members to have a say

The Liberal Democrat leader's been questioned by his party over moves to make it easier for non-members to have a say.

Sir Vince Cable was warned by one activist that the Lib Dems are "taking a step back from being a top-flight political party".

The Twickenham MP disagrees, saying he wants it to be an "open, inclusive movement".

A consultation on the proposed changes will run until mid-October.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:28 pm  

It was a nail-biting end at the Twickenham Stoop.

Harlequins came back from 19 points down to take away 2 points from the clash with Bath Rugby.

With 9 tries and one disallowed under controversial circumstances, the game ended Harlequins 32 - Bath Rugby 37.

Quins' Joe Marchant spoke with Radio Jackie's Natalie Osborne post-match:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:11 pm  

It’s been a busy afternoon in football for teams in South West London and North Surrey.

In the Premiership, Chelsea came from behind to beat Cardiff City 4-1 at The Bridge, while Crystal Palace overcame Huddersfield away 1-0, but Fulham went down 3-0 away at Champions Manchester City.

In the Championship, there were wins for QPR 2-1 away at Bolton, and for Brentford who beat Wigan 2-0 at Griffin Park.

And in League One, AFC Wimbledon were narrowly beaten by Scunthorpe 3-2 at Kingsmeadow.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:55 pm  

There is action in the Rugby Union Premiership this afternoon as Harlequins welcome Bath Rugby to the Twickenham Stoop. Radio Jackie's Natalie Osborne reports on the first half of the clash:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

Two kittens named Smokey and Lucky lived up to their names when they were rescued from a fire in Thornton Heath last week.

The Fire Brigade were attending a house fire in Colliers Water Lane to be told were told that two five-week-old kittens were still inside.

Firefighters entered the house and found the kittens in a first floor bedroom.

The cats were unconscious, but were given oxygen and CPR, and both have made a full recovery.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:59 pm  

Surrey Police are seeking to trace the movements of three men who carried out a robbery at Sainburys in Shepperton this morning.

The incident happened at 7.16am at the store in High Street.

Three men entered the shop and robbed two cash transit workers of three cash boxes.

They threatened the workers using a sledgehammer and a glass bottle.

Neither the workers nor members of the public were injured.

The robbers were all wearing gloves and balaclavas and had their faces covered.

They are all described as being of stocky build and over 6ft in height.

Anyone with information should call Surrey Police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Carshalton & Wallington MP Tom Brake has called for 16- and 17-year-olds to be given a say on Brexit.

He’s supporting the Votes at 16 campaign which seeks to lower the voting age in the UK.

The LibDem Spokesman for Brexit and International Trade has called for a second vote on the final deal.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:55 pm  

Do you fancy trying on a policeman’s helmet?

Tolworth residents have the chance to do just that this afternoon by visiting Martin’s stall at Saint George's Church, Hamilton Avenue, where the Tolworth police have a display.

Kids can try on uniforms while adults can get advice on the local area.

The stall is open until 4pm today.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:54 pm  

It’s a busy afternoon in football for teams in South West London and North Surrey.

In the Premiership, Chelsea take on newly-promoted Cardiff City at The Bridge, while Fulham are away at Champions Manchester City.

In the Championship, QPR are away at Bolton, while Brentford host Wigan.

And in League One, AFC Wimbledon play Scunthorpe at Kingsmeadow.

All those games are a 3pm kick-off.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:52 pm  

One year on after the Parson's Green tube attack.

Today marks a year since the Parson’s Green tube attack.

30 people were injured when a bomb partially exploded on a District Line train during the morning rush hour.

18 year old Iraqi refugee Ahmed Hassan was jailed for life for the incident.

At the time, his foster mother in Sunbury said they felt betrayed.



posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:36 am  

Get rid of biz rates - agrees Tom Brake Carshalton MP

Carshalton and Wallington MP Tom Brake has backed Sir Vince Cable’s call to get rid of business rates.

Mr Brake has tweeted that an abolition of rates is long overdue – they’re a burden on high street businesses that already struggle against online competition.

He says they are simply a drag on the economy.

The Lib Dem leader revealed his call for such a move in August and it’s expected to be discussed at the party’s conference in Brighton this weekend.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:40 am  

Trains disrupted today in and out of Waterloo

South Western Railway says it's doing all it can to minimise issues for customers.

The RMT rail union has continued its industrial action through August and into September with today again marked for disruption hitting trains in and out of Waterloo.

The dispute stems from the ongoing conflict on the job of guards on the trains.

More than two thousand suburban trains were cancelled out of Waterloo during the last 3 day strike.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:21 am  

Double-header at Twickenham's Stoop.

It’s a double-header at the Twickenham Stoop today.

Harlequins men face Bath in the Rugby Union Premiership.The hosts are looking to bounce back following defeat away to Northampton Saints last weekend.

Harlequins Ladies then take to the pitch in round 2 of the Tyrrells Premier 15s.

The first game kicks off at 3pm andRadio Jackie’s Natalie Osborne will be reporting from The Stoop.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:35 am  

Twickenham MP's last political conference

The Twickenham MP Sir Vince Cable is getting ready for his party’s autumn conference.

The gathering in Brighton is believed to be his last conference.

The former Business Secretary has said he’s held informal talks with nearly 20 MP’s about creating a new centre-left party.

He’s tweeted that the party would be a home for liberals, social democrats, progressives or centrists.



posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:21 am  

A Sutton police officer is warned over misconduct.
A police officer based in Sutton has been found to have committed gross misconduct by punching a man in the face several times.

PC Steven Harrison faced the Met Police hearing in connection with an incident on the 9th of February 2017.

While being arrested, a man spat at PC Harrison’s face and in response, the officer punched him numerous times.

He was given a final written warning.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:10 am  

Friday, 14 September 2018

Twickenham pub manager at The House of Commons.

Louise Prudent, manager for the Bear in Twickenham, attended a special reception at the House of Commons this week.

The event celebrated the 200th Stonegate Pub Company's "Bar to Boardroom " management training Accelerator Programme.

Employees take part in three workshops: Creating a winning mind, Winning in Communication and Winning in Business.

Over £300,000 has also been raised for charity since the programme launched in 2013.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:30 pm  

Tom Hardy is reported to be working on a grime album.

The star, who lives in Richmond, has had his musical past revealed earlier this year, when an old mixtape was uploaded online.

The Sun says the actor has teamed up with record producer Sam Williams who previously worked with Plan B and David Bowie.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:47 pm  

Thousands of prison officers who staged a walkout across England and Wales have called off their protest.

The P-O-A union says it's had "constructive" talks about the problem of attacks on staff in jails.

The government was threatening legal action to end the demonstrations.

Prisons’ Minister Rory Stewart has attacked the decision by officers in England and Wales to protest about a rise in violent attacks.

Reporter Mark White is outside Wormwood Scrubs jail in Shepherds Bush.

He says union officials believe they're justified.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

The Brexit Secretary says British and EU negotiators are "closing in on workable solutions" to the outstanding issues involving a deal

Esher and Walton MP Dominic Raab says he had a long phone call with Michel Barnier this morning and they both agreed to devote the time needed for a successful conclusion.

Ministers are hoping to finalise a deal by October, or December at the latest to give enough time for the UK and the EU to debate and pass it before exit day in March.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri says he'd welcome John Terry on to their coaching staff.

Terry has yet to find a new club after leaving Aston Villa, having turned down the chance to join Spartak Moscow.

But the Italian says the last time he spoke to the defender, he wanted to continue playing.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

Police in Norfolk who are hunting a woman wanted on recall to prison say she could be in Chertsey



35 year old Hannah Rice is wanted for breaching the terms of her license.

Anyone who sees her should call Norfolk Police on 101
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Kingston Council’s been defending its decision to give the go ahead to the Fountain Pub re-development.

Jackie's Lucy Mayer has been putting residents' worries to Cllr Patricia Bamford.



Permission is granted subject to the applicant fulfilling a number of planning obligations, which includes the provision of:

15 affordable housing units - six shared ownership and nine for affordable rent (set at 65% of local market rent including one with wheelchair access and disabled parking).
A £480,000 payment for infrastructure (Mayor of London and Kingston's Community Infrastructure Levies).
A £60,000 carbon off-set payment.
A £1,000 contribution towards Travel Plan monitoring to encourage sustainable modes of transport and reduce car use.
A £15,000 contribution towards consultation on and implementation of a Controlled Parking Zone.
A £20,000 contribution towards upgrading the Fountain Roundabout (landscaping and repairs).
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:16 pm  

A3 Baby Barn clarifies the law on car seat testing

A survey's found nine in ten retailers are failing to ask customers safety questions when they're buying a child's car seat.

Which? sent in mystery shoppers and found recommended questions surrounding the baby's weight, height and age weren’t being asked.

Amanda Heppel is the owner of A3 Baby Barn in Chessington.

She explains what you need to know before buying.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

A man’s body has been found in Mitcham

Officers were called to Shropshire close at 4 o’clock yesterday afternoon.

They say the death isn’t being treated as suspicious.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

New parking charges come into effect in Croydon on Monday

The Council will preserve free one-hour parking bays in 11 of the borough’s areas.

The current cost for resident parking permits will also remain unchanged at £80, with a second one costing £126.

The scheme will be introduced over six weeks as signage across the borough is updated.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:02 pm  

The former JLS singer Oritse Williams has been charged with rape along with another man from Hounslow.

The former JLS singer Oritse Williams has been charged with rape along with another man.

West Midlands Police say it follows an incident at a hotel in Wolverhampton in 2016.

Oritse, who's from Croydon, has previously denied the allegations.

A second man, 31 year old Jamien Nagadhana from Hounslow, faces a serious sexual assault charge.

At the time of their original arrest, they denied the charges.

The pair will appear in court next month.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:56 am  

Did you know that Richmond Park played a vital role during WWI?

Testing stations there developed the “balloon aprons” which hovered 10,000 feet above the ground to guard against air raids by Zeppelins.

A top-secret plan for a remote-controlled boat to attack enemy ships was also tested in Pen Ponds.

The park was also a crucial training ground.

Women trained in flag signalling and soldiers practised shooting rifles, throwing bombs and digging trenches.

Sylvia Boyden became the first woman to jump with a packed parachute from a tethered balloon right into the Park.

And wounded soldiers were treated at a specially-constructed hospital.

Next Sunday, the 23rd, Holly Lodge will open its doors with a special exhibition to commemorate the work done there.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:47 am  

The Liberal Democrat party could change its name to attract Tory and Labour MPs to join it.

The Liberal Democrat party could change its name to attract Tory and Labour MPs to join it.

Sir Vince Cable the leader and MP for Twickenham revealed this, although he is against the idea.

Sir Vince says he has held informal talks with 18 MPs – six Conservative MPs and 12 Labour MPs – about creating a new centre-left party.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:05 am  

A police officer has been taken to hospital after being attacked by a man on a residential street in Feltham.

Officers were called to Tachbrook Road in the early hours of Wednesday to reports of a 50 year old man suffering serious stab injuries.

A heated struggle between police and a 22-year-old suspect armed with a metal pole had allegedly broken out, resulting in one of the officers being injured and taken to hospital.

The man was tasered and was later arrested.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:04 am  

Kingston Council is leading the way when it comes to employing female councillors.

Kingston Council is leading the way when it comes to employing female councillors.

The amount of women selected has increased by 17%; the second highest increase of any council in the country.

Just 34% of councillors across the nation are female, compared with 25% in Kingston and 55% of the governing Lib Dem group.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:16 am  

Kingston Council’s been defending its decision to give the go ahead to the Fountain Pub re-development.

Kingston Council’s been defending its decision to give the go ahead to the Fountain Pub re-development.

45 flats are to be built on the site in New Malden, but only a third will be affordable.

Some residents have also raised concerns there will only be 17 car parking spaces, putting more pressure on the surrounding roads.

Cllr Patricia Bamford, Chair of the Development Control Committee, says people should be trying to ditch their cars where possible.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:41 am  

Last chance to save athletics at Crystal Palace

Members of the public have been told that October is a “last-chance saloon” to express concerns over the future of Crystal Palace Sports Centre.

There are two remaining consultation meetings next month and John Powell chairman of Crystal Palace Sports Partnership is urging people to go and have their say.

Parts of the venue could be demolished next year and there are fears the athletics stadium will be bulldozed.

Fifteen thousand people have already signed a petition to save athletics at the venue which is said to be losing about £1-million a year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:56 am  

Alec Stewart says Surrey skipper deserves call-up

Surrey are still celebrating their first County cricket Championship title in 16-years.

They wrapped up the title yesterday following their 3-wicket win over Worcestershire.

Captain Rory Burns scored over a thousand runs this season and Surrey’s director of cricket Alec Stewart says he’s the perfect replacement for Alastair Cook.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:08 am  

Purley man becomes youngest Master of Wine

A man from Purley has become the youngest ever Master of Wine.

Twenty-nine-year-old Oxford graduate Thomas Parker had to go through three years of tests.

He’s one of just 380 people to be given the title by the Institute of Masters of Wine.

Those with the qualification are asked to judge at competitions, lecture and appraise some of the best private cellars.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:10 am  

Grey Court School in Ham has been awarded over £50,000 to help with improvements to its 40 year old facilities.


The changing rooms are in line for an overhaul, so they can be used by both students and residents living nearby.

Grey Court is one of eight organisations to be awarded funding in the latest round of Richmond Council’s Community Fund.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 am  

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