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Thursday, 27 January 2022

Air pollution is continuing to fall in Putney High Street

Provisional results for last year show that the annual mean concentration of nitrogen dioxide was 55 micrograms per cubic metre. 

This compares with 69 in 2019 and 58 in 2020. 

Cleaner buses, access to car clubs and electric vehicle charging points are being credited for the decrease. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:28 am  

A man has been charged with a string of offences, after a man was seen shouting in the street and carrying a knife in Ewell

28-year-old Jacob Garber, from the town, is accused of threats to kill, possession of an offensive weapon, and affray.

The police helicopter, armed police, and the dog unit also attended the scene at Chessington Road on Tuesday.

The force says there’s no risk to the public.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:03 am  

Wednesday, 26 January 2022

Merton Council has rejected calls to install a Zebra Crossing on a busy road through Raynes Park.

650 people signed a petition calling for one to be created in Cannon Hill Lane near Joseph Hood Rec. 

But Merton Council leader Mark Allison says all traffic schemes need to be prioritised.  

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Crime fell by over 5% across Merton last year making it the fourth safest borough in London.

New Met Police statistics show it was down by 712 incidents on the previous year. 

The rate of crime per 1,000 of the borough’s population also shrank at a similar rate, going from 64.5 to 61.1. 

Almost 2,000 incidents were captured by the council’s CCTV system, which is due to undergo a £1.2 million upgrade. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

A man from Isleworth has been handed a suspended jail sentence following a crash on the M3.

49 year old Matt Barker was in a collision on the slip road near junction 3 in January last year.

He was driving his transit van when he crashed into the rear of a Peugeot, shunting it into the rear of a lorry. 

He then fled the scene but was successfully tracked down to nearby woodland by a police dog.

Barker pleaded guilty to three offences and was sentenced to four months in prison, suspended for two years.  

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

Croydon Council has apologised for what it’s calling “historic actions” that led to the new look Fairfield Halls being delivered late and over-budget.

External auditor Grant Thornton’s report has concluded the council at the time failed to ensure proper financial control over the project.

This led to the redevelopment of Fairfield Halls being delivered a year late.

It also cost “substantially more” than the original budget of £30 million agreed by the council in 2016.

The council says an action plan will be put into place to address the findings of the report.

The redevelopment of the site was carried out by Brick by Brick, the council’s own building developer.

The company will be wound up when its current projects come to an end.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Firefighters have rescued an injured man trapped on scaffolding in Wimbledon.

They were called to Aylward Road yesterday lunchtime.  

The man was caught on the first floor, which was a height of 30ft. 

Firefighters were able to take him down to ground level safely where he was taken to hospital.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

A man has been stabbed multiple times during an attack in Tadworth.

The violent assault took place at around 11 last night in Waterfield Preston Lane.

Multiple officers were in attendance including Armed Response Officers as well as the air ambulance.

A 40-year-old man from Epsom has been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm with intent.  

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

The “Lion Man of Chelsea” has died at the age of 76.

John Rendall bought a lion cub from Harrods in the 1960s and would take it for walks along King’s Road.

The big cat, named Christian, was later released into the wild in Kenya after becoming too large for the department store where Rendall lived.

However, when he visited the country in 1971, Christian recognised his old friend, and bounded up to him for a hug.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Thieves have been smashing in through patio doors in order to burgle homes in Staines and Shepperton.

Last Thursday, police were called to Shortwood Common after reports of a burglary at between 5.30 and 6pm.

The next day, the force was called to Dunboe Place, where cash and jewellery were taken.

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

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Coronavirus cases are once again rising in Surrey, after a brief reprieve

Woking has seen a nearly 50% increase in the past 7 days, up to 1570 per 100,000 people.

Across the county, there’s a confirmed rate of 1,100, slightly above the average for the South-East.

Plan B restrictions are being lifted tomorrow, but we’re being urged to remain cautious.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:24 pm  

A cyclist is in hospital in a critical condition after a collision with a lorry in Surbiton

Emergency crews, including the air ambulance, were called at around 8.20 this morning to Ewell Road.

The driver stopped at the scene and there have been no arrests.

Enquiries continue, and anyone with information should contact police on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:16 am  

All eleven secondary schools in Richmond are now rated ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted

This is an improvement from 2018 when three of the borough’s secondary schools had ‘Requires Improvement’ ratings.  

Teddington School was one that recently improved from ‘requires improvement’ to ‘good’ after an inspection in November. 

It was recognised for its inclusive and supportive classroom environment where pupils feel happy and are safe.  

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:21 am  

A drunk driver from Tadworth found to be more than three times over the limit has been disqualified for nearly two years

Across December, Surrey Police cracked down on drink-driving, and arrested 174 people, of which 16 have been convicted so far.

Among them was a 54-year-old woman from Woking who crashed her car into a tree, while also not holding insurance or a licence.

A 51-year-old from New Haw was arrested on the A3 while double the limit, and received the highest fine, at £1150.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:33 am  

A new plan is being put forward for the redevelopment of the old Mortlake Brewery site

Campaigners celebrated last year after Mayor of London Sadiq Khan refused proposals to create over 1,000 new homes there.

Residents and Richmond Council had stated that they were out of keeping with the area and too large. 

Reselton Properties is hosting a webinar at 6.15 tonight to showcase its new proposal.

To join tonight’s webinar, click here

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:49 am  

Tuesday, 25 January 2022

A popular park in Kingston has temporarily closed.

Canbury Gardens Playground is undergoing a makeover. 

The Council is carrying out resurfacing, replacing the benches and adding more seating into the area. 

The site is due to reopen on February the 7th.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

Wandsworth Councils planning new ways to make council house heating systems more energy efficient.

Its part of the housing department’s agreement to help the borough meet its pledge to become carbon neutral by 2030.  

Multiple new homes in the pipeline will be fitted with communal heating systems which, where possible, will not be powered by gas.

As well as two new staff members employed to focus on energy management, individual meters will be installed.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Esher and Walton MP Dominic Raab has dismissed the possibility of replacing Boris Johnson.

That's despite an ongoing Scotland Yard investigation and a civil servant inquiry into claims of coronavirus rule-breaking at Number 10 during lockdown.

Detectives have said their investigation should not prevent the publication of the inquiry led by Sue Gray.

It’s thought it could be published as soon as tomorrow.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:32 pm  

Harlequins’ Joe Marler has withdrawn from England's rugby union Six Nations training camp after testing positive for Covid-19.

The rest of the players and staff have returned negative results and no replacement will be called-up for him.

It's also been confirmed wing Jonny May will miss their opening two matches against Scotland and Italy with a knee injury.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:15 pm  

Would you know what a catalytic converter theft sounds like?

Well, this is it. 

Surrey Police has teamed up with Toyota UK to urge anyone who spots someone lying under a car and drilling to call 999. 

Catalytic converters are fitted to exhausts to reduce dangerous gas emissions, but their metals are extremely valuable. 

There were more than 1,000 converter thefts in Surrey in 2020 and the devices can be removed in under a minute.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

A new laboratory which can run up to 100,000 tests a day has opened at St Helier Hospital.

It’s hoped this will allow more patients to be tested more quickly, so swifter decisions can be made about care.

23 rooms have been knocked together to create an open space, and filled with state-of-the-art equipment.

CEO Jacqueline Totterdell says “pathology staff are often the unsung heroes of healthcare”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:30 pm  

Residents are being encouraged to have their say on the future plans of a popular playground in Mole Valley.

The Council’s working towards upgrading the Cock Lane Recreation Ground in time for the summer holidays this year.

The £90,000 budget is due to be confirmed next month and will fund brand new all-inclusive play facilities for all ages up to 12 years old.

Residents can vote on the style, theme and type of new equipment via the online survey, which you can find on our Radio Jackie website.

Visit to complete a short online survey.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

A crowdfunding campaign helping to raise money for Richmond’s foodbanks is to be extended into next month.

Kew Rotary Club has raised nearly £3,000 of its £5,000 target so far.

The Vineyard’s foodbanks provide three days’ worth of “nutritionally balanced emergency food” in each of their food packs.

Kew Rotarians says a mixture of COVID, furlough and changes to Universal Credit have led to an increase in demand.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Ikea's confirmed its new UK high street store will open next month.

The shop in Hammersmith will open on the 24th of February.

The retailer says it'll offer a wide range of home accessories - and Swedish food.

It's also bought Topshop's former flagship store in Oxford Street.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Police in West Ewell are reassuring residents there is no risk to the public after a man was arrested in the street earlier.

Officers were called to Chessington Road at around 10.30am to reports of a man shouting in the street and carrying a knife.

The police helicopter, armed police and the dog unit also attended the scene.

A 28-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon in a public place and affray, he remains in custody.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

The chief executive of Heathrow is welcoming the easing of coronavirus restrictions for double-vaccinated passengers arriving in the UK

From the 11th of February, they'll no longer have to take a Covid test when they land.

The airport’s boss, John Holland-Kaye says there are still other things the industry's calling for, to boost its recovery and passenger confidence.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Brentford boss Thomas Frank has been charged by the Football Association following Saturday's 2-1 Premier League defeat to Wolves.

The Dane's accused of misconduct towards referee Peter Banks after his side's sixth loss in seven top flight games.

He has until Thursday to respond.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:21 pm  

Unilever has confirmed mass job cuts won’t affect its plans to open a global headquarters in central Kingston.

Around 1,500 senior and junior management jobs are being cut across 100 countries.

The consumer goods giant, which owns brands like Dove, Vaseline, PG Tips and Marmite, says it's part of a global restructuring plan.

Building work on the Kingston HQ, near the marketplace, is underway.

It’s hoped 2,000 jobs will be created there.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:14 pm  

The parents of a teenager from Fulham who died after suffering an allergic reaction to a baguette at Heathrow Airport are to receive a royal honour.

Tanya and Nadim Ednan-Laperouse set up the Natasha Allergy Research Foundation, to fight for full ingredient listings.

Natasha’s law came into force in October, requiring proper labelling on every food item made on the premises and pre-packed.

They’ll receive an OBE for services to people with allergies.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:39 pm  

A shopkeeper from Sunbury who sold Nitrous Oxide to teenagers “without asking any questions” has been fined.

50-year-old Mandeep Singh-Soni also sold counterfeit tobacco and alcohol.

He said he was visited by different suppliers who offered to sell him the goods, which they claimed were genuine, for a cheap price.

Singh-Soni must complete 160 hours of unpaid work and pay £229.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:24 pm  

Police have for the first time confirmed they will investigate 'a number of' parties held at Downing Street, during coronavirus lockdowns

The head of the London force - which covers the Prime Minister's residence - has told politicians, it's as a result of evidence provided by the Government department enquiry.

Met commissioner Cressida Dick says her officers do look into 'serious and flagrant' breaches of Covid restrictions.

Lib Dem leader and Kingston MP Sir Ed Davey says its the “first step towards justice for millions” and he expects the Prime Minister to be questioned.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:23 pm  

Three people have been jailed for a total of 7 years following a modern slavery investigation in Sunbury

Mariusz Moniuszko, Dariusz Sieredzinski and Magdalena Drozdal were found to be running a network of brothels including one in Staines Road West. 

Sieredzinski and one other acted as the brothel’s receptionists, taking client bookings for the vulnerable women they were exploiting.

Police had been working with modern slavery charity, Justice and Care, to safeguard victims and help catch the suspects.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:05 am  

Boris Johnson has more questions to answer, after a birthday event for him was held inside Downing Street during the first lockdown

It's claimed up to 30 of the Prime Minister's staff met for cake and snacks in June 2020, when rules banned indoor social mixing.

Downing Street says Boris Johnson was only there for 'less than ten minutes', and that it was a brief "gathering", and not a party.

Brentford and Isleworth Labour MP Ruth Cadbury says “I've received so many emails from people locally who were unable to see loved ones on their deathbed because unlike the PM they were following the rules.”

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:38 am  

Wandsworth Council is freezing heating, hot water fuel charges and rents for council tenants from April

The authority says the move is possible due to its ability to purchase gas supplies in advance at “very competitive rates.”

The rents freeze will benefit around 17,000 people while the heating and hot water fuel charge freeze will impact over 3,000 residents.

Wandsworth has had one of the lowest council taxes, second only to Westminster,  in the country for a number of years. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:24 am  

Several South Western Railway services have been reinstated following intervention from MPs

The company introduced its temporary timetable last week to help it navigate staff absences due to Omicron. 

But some services through Richmond and Kingston have been restored after MPs wrote to the company’s MD demanding action. 

Richmond Park MP Sarah Olney says it wasn’t the right time to consolidate services anyway.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:03 am  

Monday, 24 January 2022

Kingston is getting its own International Film Festival.

The event, which will take place from June 24th - 26th , will showcase short and feature length films and documentaries.

It is a partnership between CEO of Rose Theatre, Robert O’Dowd and film director David Cunningham.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:58 pm  

A nurse has been remanded in custody after appearing in court accused of murdering eight babies.

Lucy Letby allegedly carried out a year-long killing spree from June 2015 while working at a hospital in Chester.

The 32-year-old from Hereford has previously denied the charges, including 10 counts of attempted murder.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:56 pm  

A man’s been fined for cutting the roots of a protected Horse Chestnut tree in Sunbury without permission.

Simon O’Shea was observed by Spelthorne Council’s tree officer undertaking unauthorised works in The Avenue last April.

He pleaded guilty in court and was issued with a £100 fine, ordered to pay a £34 surcharge and £1,522 for the Council’s costs.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

A stolen van adapted to help a disabled boy from Epsom has been returned.

The Ford Transit was one of two stolen from a home in the area, the other was an Audi Q5 which is still missing.

A post by the family on Facebook thanks everyone who said “such lovely things”.

Anyone with information about the missing Audi is asked to contact Surrey Police.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

A teenage girl has been missing from her home in Croydon for almost a week.

17 year old Sydnee hasn’t been seen since last Tuesday. 

Her family says this is extremely out of character. 

She is described as slim build with long brown hair and was last seen wearing a black sleeveless jacket, denim top and jogging bottoms.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:08 pm  

A number of people in Wandsworth have taken part in research to help improve future Low Traffic Neighbourhood schemes.

LTNs, as they are known, limit vehicular traffic from entering certain roads to reduce pollution.

But many of them were introduced during lockdown without resident consultation. 

These residents told the National Centre for Social Research they would feel better about the schemes if they were properly consulted. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

It’s believed a tumble dryer caused a fire at a block of flats in Roehampton.

The brigade was called on Friday to Arabella Drive to the 12-storey-block.

A woman was treated at the scene for smoke inhalation, and ten people left before crews arrived.

A spokesperson says not to ignore strange noises coming from household appliances.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:34 pm  

Brentford manager Thomas Frank has signed a new contract, keeping him at the club until 2025

The Dane oversaw their promotion to the Premier League for the first time in their history last season.

They're currently 14th in the top flight table.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:11 pm  

A defibrillator is to be unveiled at Kingston Grammar School today, three years after a former student died of a heart attack

It’s been installed on the exterior of the Fairfield building, near to where football matches and summertime family picnics are held.

The Robert Allen Life Promotion and Healthy Hearts Trust campaigns for wider availability of equipment at sporting locations.

Since it started, it’s provided them at five locations.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:17 pm  

£67,000 worth of jewellery has been stolen in a burglary in Balham


At the end of December, the home was broken into while the occupiers were away.

Pictures have been released, and police ask that people call 999 if they’re offered for sale.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:56 am  

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel believes their 2-nil win against London rivals Tottenham will give his side renewed belief heading into the final few months of the season

The result consolidated their place in the Premier League's top three before its winter break, after a run of four top-flight games without a victory.

Tuchel says the fixture against Spurs came at a good time.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:49 am  

A man has been arrested after allegedly dropping paint onto the procession at the Kingston Tamil Heritage Festival as it passed through New Malden High Street

The man was arrested on Saturday on suspicion of criminal damage.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101.

A sign was unveiled on the day highlighting how Kingston is twinned with Jaffna, in Northern Sri Lanka.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:37 am  

Sunday, 23 January 2022

Banstead Rotary Club have raised 10 thousand 350 pounds for local charities over the Christmas period

Banstead Rotary’s main form of fundraising was the Santa Sleigh which tours around the streets of Banstead Village, Nork, Tottenham's, Tadworth and Preston Hall.

The Sleigh is a popular festive feature in the community and has been touring the streets of Banstead since the 1950s.

Other Christmas activities included the Banstead Village Christmas Shopping Evening, and the Christmas lights switch on.

The distribution of the funds to charities including HomeStart, Age Concern Banstead and Epsom and Ewell foodbank will take place at Cuddington Golf Club over a celebration dinner on 1st March.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

There are calls for South Western railway to scrap its temporary timetable now work from home advice has been dropped.

The operator is working to a reduced timetable to counteract staff absences because of Omicron. 

Richmond Park MP Sarah Olney says now people are being directed back to the office, normal service must resume. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:12 pm  

If you commute regularly on the London underground, you may be surprised to learn of a secret unused station in Hounslow.

What is now a bus garage serving 12 major bus routes used to be a underground station called Hounslow Town station carrying passengers as early as 1881.

The station had two platforms and a signal box but because Hounslow Town was a branch line off the main line its potential was always short lived. 

As traffic on the mainline began to take off the use of the station downgraded and eventually closed to become Hounslow Garage. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:37 pm  

A stray bullet that killed a Doctor in the US state of Georgia is thought to have travelled through a wall before killing him.

31 year old Mathew Wilson from Chertsey was found with a gunshot wound to the head while laying in his apartment bed.

Detectives in Brookhaven who are investigating say the bullet travelled through the exterior wall of the apartment.

Dr Wilson, a astrophysicist had been visiting his girlfriend.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:29 pm  

New research has revealed that Wandsworth has one of the nation’s lowest proportions of missed bin collections.

A study based on Freedom of Information requests to UK councils has been carried out by property website

Wandsworth Council received just over 7,000 missed bin complaints last year out of more than 15 million bin collections.

This means the number of missed collections represents just 0.045% of the total.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:15 am  

Experts at Kingston University’s School of Nursing are welcoming a nationwide report which shows an increased interest in the profession.

Around 29,000 students chose nursing when applying to university last year according to report authors UCAS and Health Education England.

That’s an increase of more than 28% on the year before the pandemic in 2019.

The heads of the university’s nursing department are attributing the increase to widespread media coverage of the jobs nurses do.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:01 am  

Saturday, 22 January 2022

A rogue drone has delayed play in the premier league game between Brentford and Wolves

 The referee stopped the game in the 36th minute and ordered the players off the pitch as the unidentified craft circled above the Community Stadium.

Play resumed after fifteen minute.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:48 pm  

New figures show Weybridge was Surrey’s most burgled district last year

The figures from the Home Office  show police recorded 106 break-ins across the town.

Second place among the county’s 92 neighbourhood policing areas went to Sunbury with 96 burglaries.

Addlestone North was at the bottom of the list with just 7 break-ins.

Across the county police recorded 3370 crimes of burglary. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:25 pm  

Battery powered passenger ferries are due to start operating on the Thames at Battersea in the autumn


 Uber Boat by Thames Clippers is building the UK’s first hybrid high speed range of passenger boats.

 They will transport commuters and sightseers between Tower and Battersea Power Station piers.

 The vessels will recharge using bio-fuelled power.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:22 pm  

Hounslow Council have begun to assess the success of a tree-giveaway scheme begun to coincide with last year’s COP26 climate talks


Residents across the borough were offered a range of saplings.

160 people turned up at the last of three special collection events last week at Hounslow Heath.

It’s part of a larger Council initiative to have a tree planted in the borough for every child born there each year. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:15 pm  

A number of events celebrating Kingston’s links with the Tamil community are taking place today.

A new plaque will be unveiled to formally mark Kingston’s twinning with Jaffna in Northern Sri Lanka. 

Kingston is home to around 12,000 Tamils and Tamil is one of the most widely spoken languages in the borough. 

A parade will also take place in New Malden High Street with cultural performances and a speech from the Mayor of Kingston.

January is Tamil Heritage Month.

It is also an extension of the Tamil New Year ‘Thai Pongal’, which is celebrated worldwide.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:06 am  

Brentford boss Thomas Frank hopes his players can continue to impress when they take on Wolves in the Premier League later today.

He has been pleased with the performances from his side in recent weeks - despite them only winning once in the Premier League since December.

The Dane says they know what to do to get back to picking up points.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:18 am  

A man who required life-changing surgery after developing a flesh-eating bacteria infection has lost a high court battle.

55-year-old Stuart Dalchow claimed that St George’s Hospital in Tooting hadn’t acted fast enough.

He claimed that a delay in administering antibiotics and carrying out an urgent ultrasound contributed to his injuries.

However, a judge ruled that while there were issues, it couldn’t be proved that they had an impact on the outcome.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 am  

Police are hunting for youths after an arson attack in Addlestone.

They were see trying to start a motorcycle on Thursday morning before setting fire to it.

The fire completely destroyed the vehicle and damaged a neighbouring fence.

Anyone who witnessed or has any information on this incident in urged to contact police on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 am  

Friday, 21 January 2022

Thieves have stolen a mobility van from a driveway in Epsom.

The suspects managed to steal the keys of the vehicle and another car, which they also took, by ‘fishing’ through the letterbox. 

The thefts happened sometime between Wednesday night and yesterday morning in Burghfield.

Police are appealing for dash-cam or doorbell footage and CCTV of men officers would like to question can be viewed at

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

Three 15 year olds have been arrested in Epsom as part of a police investigation into a stolen car.

Officers detained the teenagers after spotting a VW Golf in Queen Alexandra’s Way yesterday afternoon. 

The car had been reported as stolen and was later pursued by police before it was found abandoned along Eleanor Avenue. 

Officers are still keen to trace a third boy as they are concerned for his welfare. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Richmond Rugby are back in action this weekend following their 31-12 victory over London Scottish last weekend.

They’ll take on Bedford Blues at the Athletic Ground tomorrow.

Kick-off is at 3pm.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

The owner of two boats has been told to pay nearly £22,000 after obstructing a part of the Thames in Molesey.

55-year-old Alistair Trotman from Kingston was found to have broken safety byelaws when mooring the barges he’d rent out as accommodation.

He also ignored orders from the Thames habour master to move them.

Boats moored without the consent of the landowner can only remain stationary for up to 24 hours, and mustn’t obstruct traffic.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

Safer School Officers have recovered multiple weapons from Leitrim Park in Feltham.

Last week, they carried out a sweep to recover potentially dangerous items that may have been stored or discarded.

Officers recovered a machete, metal cork screw and an iron bar from the undergrowth.

Head of Hounslow Safer Schools Team PS Turtle said the removal’s reduced the potential of serious violence and potential loss of life. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

A 31 year old man from Chertsey has been killed in a shooting in the US.

Astrophysicist, Dr Matthew Willson, was visiting his girlfriend in the southern state of Georgia.

Police are believed to have discovered him in bed and say the incident was “random”.

The Foreign Office says it is "supporting the family of a British man following his death".

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Police are hunting for youths after an arson attack in Addlestone.

They were see trying to start a motorcycle on Thursday morning before setting fire to it.

The fire completely destroyed the vehicle and damaged a neighbouring fence.

Anyone who witnessed or has any information on this incident in urged to contact police on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

A Heathrow bound American Airlines flight had to make a return to Miami after less than an hour in the air on Wednesday night.

The airline says it’s after a female passenger refused “ to comply with the federal mask requirement.”

The aircraft was around 500 miles into its 4,400 mile flight.

Passengers affected were re-booked onto flights the next day. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Two people are being questioned after a drugs raid in Thornton Heath.

Police carried out searches at ten residential properties in the area yesterday morning. 

They recovered a quantity of cocaine and heroin along with more than £10,000 in cash.

A 38-year-old man and a 36-year-old woman were arrested. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:26 pm  

There's growing concern in Downing Street that Sue Gray's investigation into lockdown parties at Number Ten has uncovered damaging evidence

Some of Boris Johnson's inner circle are said to doubt whether the findings will clear him.

Meanwhile a senior Tory MP's described complaints from anti-Boris backbenchers, who've suffered threats and intimidation from within the Conservative party.

Shadow Paymaster General and Putney MP Fleur Anderson thinks that's unacceptable.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:47 pm  

People in Runnymede who have fallen behind on their rent during the pandemic are being offered a lifeline

Runnymede Borough Council has secured £70,000 to support those in privately rented homes. 

Residents who are behind on rent and landlords with tenants in rent arrears are being urged to contact the Council as soon as possible. 

The money must be allocated to those in need before the end of March.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:01 pm  

A care home in Addlestone has been put into special measures, after it was found some equipment was stained with faeces

Rodwell House was also found to have major staff shortages, and a lack of empathetic management.

One person was injured after a hoist was misused.

A spokesperson says they’re working to address the issues, and are striving to make improvements.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:19 am  

A man has been convicted of causing the death of a teenage boy who was riding with him on a moped in Feltham

14-year-old Bradlee Alboni-Odell was fatally injured, after 19-year-old Kai Holder looked over his shoulder and lost control.

They had been driving at around double the speed limit, and Holder admitted to regularly purchasing stolen mopeds.

Detective Constable Victor Barkes says “there was no reason for Holder to be driving the way he did that day”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:37 am  

Hounslow’s Council leader says he backs the Mayor of London’s “ambition” to tackle air pollution, but people must have their say

A new report commissioned by Sadiq Khan states car traffic must reduce by at least 27% in London by the end of the decade.

He’s proposing a daily levy of up to £2 to drive a petrol or diesel car in London and another expansion of the ULEZ is on the cards.  

Hounslow declared a Climate Emergency in 2018 and is working to go zero carbon.

But Council leader Hanif Kahn says “I want to ensure that the impact of the ideas in the Mayor’s report are fully explored.”

He’s worried about those with disabilities and the impact of COVID.

Meanwhile, the RAC says less than a third of Londoners plan to switch to an electric car in the next five years.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:25 am  

The charity which operates Hampton Court Palace says it can no longer afford to allow free access to some of its gardens

Historic Royal Palaces says the closure of its sites during lockdown cost it £100 million.  

It says the majority of the estate will remain free of charge including Home Park and Barge Walk. 

More than 1,500 have signed an e-petition urging a reconsideration.   

A Historic Royal Palaces spokesman said: 

‘Hampton Court Palace is managed by Historic Royal Palaces, an independent, self-funding charity.

The pandemic has had a devastating impact on our finances.

With our sites closed for prolonged periods, in the last financial year we lost almost all of our income, leaving us facing a shortfall of £100m.

As a result, we are no longer able to afford to staff some areas of the gardens to maintain free public access. 

We are committed to continuing to provide free access to the majority of the Hampton Court Palace estate, including the 750 acres of Home Park and Barge Walk.’

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:58 am  

Plans to build a new sports pavilion in St Margarets have been given the go ahead by Richmond Council.

A community non-profit group had proposed demolishing the current structure in Moormead Park and replacing it with a new one.

It’ll be environmentally-friendly and include sports storage, a café and accessible public toilets.

The Moormead Community and Sports Pavilion Charity was in favour of the plans. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 am  

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