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Wednesday, 28 September 2022

The head of the Royal College of Policing will admit officers have "at times, lost sight of the basics" in a speech later

Andy Marsh is also expected to say officers simply aren't effective enough and call on police and staff to exercise the highest professional standards.

The Met Commissioner, Sir Mark Rowley, says much more needs to be done in his force:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:14 am  

The half-term getaway will be more expensive than it was pre-pandemic

Consumer group Which? says flights are up over 40% - with the largest hike on fares from Heathrow to Tenerife.

Passengers booking six weeks before departure paid an average of £262 more each way than in 2019 - for the family of four that's an extra £2,000.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:37 am  

A man from Sunbury is taking on the London Marathon to raise money for Hamptons Shooting Star Children’s Hospice

51 year old Paul Chandler is taking on the challenge dressed as the Iconic star wars character Chewbacca.

After serving Harrison Ford at his bike shop many times, they have become friends and decided to take on the marathon together.

The charity have supported Paul’s 16 year old son Dominic after he was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

You can find a link to his go fund me page here.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:02 am  

Tuesday, 27 September 2022

Plans for a new Integrated Retirement Community in Weybridge have been submitted after positive feedback from residents.

They’ve been put forward by living operators Amicala and development partner Socius following 4 months of consultation.

Unlike traditional care facilities, residents own their own home and front door, with more space, to maintain independence and privacy.

Around 600 people responded to plans to repurpose the existing JTI Headquarters, a 10-acre site on Members Hill in Brooklands.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:23 pm  

Former Chelsea midfielder Mikel John Obi has announced his retirement at the age of 35

He won two Premier League winners' medals during 11 years at Stamford Bridge.

The Nigeria international - who later had spells with Middlesbrough and Stoke - also lifted the Champions League, Europa League, League Cup and three FA Cups in West London.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:57 pm  

A former Chelsea and Surrey Police officer has been given a senior position in the Met.

Deputy Assistant Commissioner Matt Twist will handle Met Operations on a “long-term temporary basis”.

While at Surrey, he was a Chief Superintendent for three years.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

A man has been arrested for indecent exposure in Epsom.

The incident happened on Friday afternoon, where the man exposed himself to two adult females outside Ewell Grove School.

He then walked off towards Garbrand Walk, officers are asking any witnesses in the area at the time to come forward.

The suspect was interviewed and has been released with bail conditions not to go within 100 meters of a primary school.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

People in Egham are being asked if they’ve been the victim of egg throwing.

Police say they’ve been pointed towards one person but there’s been “enthusiastic discussion” in a concerned Whatsapp group.

The force says that “work has continued” to identify two young suspects and “they’ll be receiving visits in due course”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Women are being invited to a Walk & Talk with police officers in Clapham to air their concerns about safety in the area.

They’ll join officers on patrol around the Common in an effort to address the concerns and answer any questions the public have.

It is planned for the 7th October at 13:00 starting outside Lavender Hill Police Station.

The aim of the initiative is to start a conversation between the public and officers to restore confidence, ensuring woman and girls feel safe.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:05 pm  

Hounslow has been recognised for its efforts of recycling

The Council has been shortlisted in the National Recycling Award’s category for best Food Waste Initiative.

The borough is one of only two London boroughs to be recognised, alongside Hillingdon.

The winners will be revealed at the award ceremony on Tuesday, 6th of December.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:13 am  

Wimbledon’s annual Waggy Walk returns on Saturday

Organised by Wimbledon Guild, the aim is for walkers and their dogs to stroll either 4km or 7km through Wimbledon Common. 

Money raised will be used by the charity to help support older people facing loneliness and isolation across Merton. 

Zoe Davies from Wimbledon Guild says it’s a great way to meet new people.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:59 am  

Two people have been arrested in Chertsey on suspicion of firearms offences

Emergency crews, including the police helicopter and armed officers, were called to Chilsey Green at around 1.30 yesterday afternoon. 

A 14-year-old boy and a 38-year-old man from Virginia Water are in custody.

Three air weapons were seized.

Anyone with information should contact Surrey Police.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:06 am  

Monday, 26 September 2022

Two garages have been destroyed in a fire at a block of flats in Sutton.

 The brigade was called on Saturday, at around 10.20am, to Brunswick Road.

Four gas cylinders were cooled and removed to prevent them exploding in the heat.

There were no reports of any injuries, and the cause is under investigation.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:30 pm  

England's winless run has been extended to six matches after their final Nations League game with Germany ended 3-all.

Gareth Southgate's men had come from 2-nil down to lead 3-2 before conceding late on at Wembley.

England, who are already relegated to the second tier, finish the competition bottom of their group with 3 defeats and 3 draws.

Radio Jackie's James Gaffney reports from Wembly.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:19 pm  

Construction has started on a block of affordable housing in Feltham Town Centre.

 The 176 homes have already been purchased by Hounslow Council and its investment subsidiary company.

Half the new homes will be social rented, with the other half to be low rents for key workers and those on low incomes.

They’re set to be completed in 2024.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

A new covid-19 vaccination centre has opened in Staines.

Autumn boosters will be available along with all other doses for those who still need to be vaccinated.

It’s based in the former Decathlon retail unit next to the bus station and Spelthorne Youth Hub.

You must book your appointment to attend the vaccination centre via the NHS website. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:07 pm  

Spelthorne police are urging people to ensure their vehicles are locked after a spate of thefts from cars.

They’re asking residents to take the correct security measures after an increase in reports.

They’re recommending you should remove any valuables of your vehicle and never leave them on show.

Lock doors and windows and hide keys and fobs to avoid keyless car thefts.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:06 pm  

England rugby union boss Eddie Jones has handed first call-ups to Northampton's Alex Coles and Saracens' Hugh Tizard.

The pair are included in a 36-player training squad ahead of the upcoming Autumn internationals.

Manu Tuilagi and Sam Simmonds are back in the group after recovering from injuries but there's no place for Danny Care.

England host Japan, New Zealand and South Africa at Twickenham in November.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Police are urgently searching for a missing teenager from Croydon.

14 year old Aaron was last seen on Thursday the 22nd.

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

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Police have released an image of a man they want to speak to in connection with a robbery in Ashford.

They’re asking witnesses to come forward after the Londis on Glenfield Road was robbed at knife point on Saturday 13th August.

At around 12:10pm a man produced a knife, saying “give me the money”, then ordered the shop assistant to put £240 in a next bag.

The suspect’s described as a White mam, in his 20’s, with a beard and was wearing a dark coloured t-shirt, shorts and dark trainers.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:13 pm  

Ivan Toney could make his England debut tonight when the side take on Germany in the Nations League.

The Brentford forward has been included in the matchday squad for tonight's clash at Wembley.

Boss Gareth Southgate says Toney's performance won't determine whether he selects him for the World Cup.

England have already been relegated from their group.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

Lifetime tenancies for people in Wandsworth in social housing are being reintroduced.

The council was run by the Conservatives for 44 years, before being taken over by Labour in May.

Their other plans include 1,000 homes at social rent prices, and investing more in homelessness.

Lifetime tenancies were made more difficult to grant in government legislation in 2016, but the measures haven’t been enforced.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

A man has been taken to hospital after a fire in Surbiton.

Fire crews were called just before 8.30 yesterday morning to Claremont Gardens.

It’s believed the fire was accidental and involved candles.

It’s recommended that we swap traditional candles for LED flameless ones.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:33 pm  

Thousands of staff at further education colleges are beginning a three-day strike in a dispute over pay

Around 4-thousand union members are walking out at 26 institutions across England, including Croydon College.

They argue their wages have fallen behind inflation by 35% since 2009.

Another seven days of walkouts are planned next month.

Janet Farrar, the president of the University and College Union, says they've been forced to take action.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:54 am  

Brentford-based Pharmaceuticals giant GSK has poached Burberry's finance chief to create an all-female executive leadership team

Julie Brown will replace Iain Mackay, who's been in the position for nearly four years. 

She's previously held roles at AstraZeneca and advised the former Prime Minister Boris Johnson on business and economic issues.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:51 am  

Chelsea boss Emma Hayes believes her side are slowly working their way towards top form after a 2-nil win over Manchester City in the Women's Super League

The defending champions bounced back from a shock opening defeat to newly promoted Liverpool with victory at Kingsmeadow.

Hayes says there were encouraging signs.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:18 am  

Croydon Council has set out plans to support pregnant women and families with new born children

Croydon Partnership Early Years Strategy aims to provide the 32,000 local children aged under five with the support they need.

Parents and carers will be encouraged to take up parenting programmes and will be directed to specialist services quickly.

There will also be more assistance for parents with newborn babies at home or those requiring breastfeeding support, amongst other things.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:31 am  

Thousands of staff at 26 further education colleges across England are beginning a strike in a dispute over pay

Around 4,000 people are walking out over the next three days at institutions including Croydon College.

Members of the University and College Union plan to strike for a total of ten days over the coming weeks, finishing just before the half term break at the end of October.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:19 am  

Sunday, 25 September 2022

A memorial to police sergeant Matt Ratana has been unveiled in Croydon

The memorial was hand-made by young people and incorporates hundreds of epaulettes donated by grieving colleagues from around the world.  

The thoughtful tribute is inspired by Matt’s 29-year policing career and recognises the impact his death had on others. 

Sergeant Ratana was shot dead at a custody centre in Croydon in September 2020. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:10 pm  

A demonstration has been held outside HMP Bronzefield in Ashford calling for an end to imprisoning pregnant women.

It comes after the anniversary of a baby’s death there. 

On Saturday former inmates and women with children were protesting for a change. 

One of the woman who was demonstrating said ‘it was a trauma that will live with me forever’

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:39 pm  

There’s been a serious collision in Hounslow where four people were struck by a car.

Police were called at around 2.45am this morning to reports of the collision on Taunton Avenue. 

The four people hit, all men in their 20’s were taken to hospital with serious injuries, two remain in a life-threatening condition. 

No arrests have been made but detectives are trying to locate the driver of the Nissan Qashqai which didn’t stop at the scene. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:27 pm  

Detectives are appealing for witnesses to an incident in Hounslow during which four pedestrians were struck by a car.

Police were called at around 2.45am this morning to reports of a car in collision with four pedestrians in Taunton Avenue, Hounslow.

The four men, aged in their early 20s, were taken to hospital. Two remain in a life-threatening condition; the other two sustained injuries which have been assessed as life-changing.

The driver of the Nissan Qashqai car did not stop at the scene.

 No arrests have been made at this time. Anyone with information or any witnesses yet to speak with police are asked to call 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:17 am  

Detectives are appealing for witnesses to an incident in Hounslow during which four pedestrians were struck by a car.

Police were called at around 2.45am this morning to reports of a car in collision with four pedestrians in Taunton Avenue, Hounslow.

The four men, aged in their early 20s, were taken to hospital. Two remain in a life-threatening condition; the other two sustained injuries which have been assessed as life-changing.

The driver of the Nissan Qashqai car did not stop at the scene.

 No arrests have been made at this time. Anyone with information or any witnesses yet to speak with police are asked to call 101. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:07 am  

Detectives have released images of two men they want to trace after £2,300 was taken from an elderly woman's bank account.

At around 11.45am on 5 July, the 88-year-old victim was using an ATM at a Tesco store in Oldfield Road, Sutton.

She was distracted by two men who managed to take her card, one of whom later used it to withdraw cash from her account.

Detectives are urging anyone who recognises the men to ring 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:42 am  

Yesterday marked a special day for Middlesex Women’s Cricket Club as they were honoured with ceremonial county caps.

At Lord’s Cricket Ground, during the mid-innings interval of England Women’s latest One Day International against India Women, over fifty past and present players of the Club were presented with ceremonial Club caps, in honour of their playing achievements in List-A cricket for Middlesex Women.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:17 am  

Saturday, 24 September 2022

Hounslow council is reminding residents that the end of this month marks the deadline for its Equality, Diversity and Inclusion survey

The council says residents’ opinions and ideas are vital in shaping their actions, priorities and policies.

The short survey can be found at



posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:54 pm  

No football in the Premier League or Championship today due to the international break

In League Two AFC Wimbledon battled to a 2-all draw at Bradford while Sutton, who played with 10-men for over 20-minutes, went down 2-1 to Salford at Gander Green Lane.

In the National League South Hampton and Richmond Borough lost 2-1 at Dartford.

In Isthmian League action Kingstonian drew 2-all at Bowers and Pitsea while Corinthian Casuals went down 2-1 at Canvey Island.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:32 pm  

The London Borough of Sutton and Royal Borough of Kingston have launched e-bikes as part of World Car Free Day.

The authorities partnered with HumanForest to bring 120 dockless electric bikes onto the streets.

Riders have 10 minutes of free hire a day without a surplus unlocking fee. So, a resident could cycle from Kingston to Surbiton or Sutton to Charshalton without any charge.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:09 pm  

Labour's said the goverment's mini-budget favours the wealthy and doesn't do anything for those struggling with the cost of living.

Yesterday the Chancellor and MP for Spelthorne, Kwasi Kwarteng, outlined the largest tax cuts for 50 years and axed a cap on bankers' bonuses.

Sir Keir Starmer has accused the Chancellor of gambling with the UK's finances.

Mike Brewer is the chief economist at the Resolution Foundation.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:13 pm  

Wandsworth Council is developing a new food strategy to make sure more children have access to free meals.

Next week’s meeting of the Children’s Committee will be asked to support the scheme with the help of community partners and families.

Wandsworth foodbank has reported the number of emergency food supplies to local people has increased by 53 per cent since Covid 19.

Plans include working with the charity Magic Breakfast which is preparing a proposal to support free meals in up to 20 schools.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:14 pm  

A play area has been revamped in Putney, with £175,000 worth of upgrades.
It’s been installed at The Pleasance on West Putney’s Dover House estate.

The play equipment is designed for kids up to the age of eight, but the trim trail apparatus is suitable for all ages.

It was funded through a levy on developers designed to help pay for community and infrastructure improvements.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

The ceremony for the Mercury Prize will now take place on the 18th of October.
It had been planned for this month but was postponed following the Queen's death.

Harry Styles, Sam Fender and Little Simz are among the acts in the running for the prestigious music award.

The event will be held at the Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith in west London

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

The Chancellor and MP for Spelthorne, Kwasi Kwarteng, has denied he is gambling with the economy after his mini budget sent the pound plummeting.

Yesterday he announced a series of tax cuts – including scrapping the top rate of income tax for the highest earners.

He insists his policies are necessary to boost growth in the economy.

Labour says it’s wrong to cut taxes for the wealthy during a cost-of-living crisis.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

A drug dealer from Richmond has been jailed for life for murder after his victim named him whilst he was dying.

Oliver Muldowny, 36, accused Tim Hipperson of sleeping with his partner and stabbed him in an alleyway on 17th May last year.

The attack happened whilst children were being picked up at a local school.

Muldowney fled the scene but was arrested a few days later. The Judge ordered that he serve at least 29 years.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 am  

8-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer has said an emotional goodbye to tennis as he played his final match before retiring.

The 20-time Grand Slam champion lost his doubles match alongside Rafa Nadal at the Laver Cup late last night.

There were tears at the end from his old rival, Federer’s family, and the man himself.

Team Europe and Team World are level at 2-all after the first day.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

People in Spelthorne are being asked their opinions on new plans to crack down on street drinking.

The council is considering a public space protection order, which would allow police to confiscate alcohol and tell people not to loiter.

Another condition under consideration is not allowing people to urinate or defecate in a public space within the designated area.

Anyone breaching the order could face a fine of up to £1,000, or an on the spot fine of up to £100.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 am  

Friday, 23 September 2022

Croydon artist Stormzy has returned to solo music after nearly three years away with a star-studded 10-minute video.

Mel Made Me Do It features cameos from Ian Wright, Jonathan Ross and Dina Asher-Smith.

The song has no chorus or hook but features a monologue narrated by I May Destroy You creator and star Michaela Coel.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:12 pm  

A person has died following a fatal fire in West Kensington.

London Fire Brigade was called to a flat on North End Road yesterday just before 3 o’clock in the afternoon.

Firefighters found a person inside the property who was pronounced dead at the scene.

The cause of the blaze is under investigation.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

A new festival focusing on the importance of climate change has come to Thames Ditton.

The Nature and Climate festival is a free event running from today until Sunday, highlighting the importance of looking after our planet.

There are four themes running including rivers and oceans, rewilding, sustainable living and the circular economy.

Environmental journalist Lucy Siegle tells us how you can make your own promise to the environment.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

A new festival focusing on nature and climate has come to Thames Ditton.

The Nature and Climate festival, running from today until Sunday, will teach you how you can play your part in looking after the planet.

There will be talks from world experts, nature writing workshops, learn how to make solar panels and battery storage, amongst more.

Lucy Siegle, an environmental journalist of 20 years, tells us why they’ve hosted this festival.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

A Kingston councillor has told us the borough’s new E-Bikes would be much safer than e-scooters.

Kingston and Sutton councils have launched a joint pilot to bring e-scooter hire to the two boroughs for a six month trial. 

Ian Manders, who holds the portfolio for sustainable transport on Kingston Council says he believes electric bikes are easier to control;

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:10 pm  

The Executive Mayor of Croydon has affirmed the council’s commitment to tackling violence against women and girls in the borough.

Jason Perry said “Women and girls in Croydon have the right to feel safe going about their everyday lives. 

Domestic violence has been on the rise nationally, with Croydon recording the highest levels across London.

The mayor added, “We are determined to keep working with the police and local partners, but also closely involve our communities, as we deliver solutions to keep women and girls safe.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:08 pm  

A dog has been left with “significant” injuries after being attacked by a pack of five other dogs in Chertsey

The owner was walking the dog near to the reservoir on Wednesday evening at around 6.30. 

The owner of the five dogs is described as white, in his 20s, and with an Irish accent. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Runnymede Police.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:16 pm  

A man has been taken to hospital following a stabbing in Fulham

Emergency crews were called to Seagrave Road yesterday just after 7.30pm. 

A man was found with an injury to his arm, and his condition is described as not life threatening or changing. 

A second man has been arrested on suspicion of GBH.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:52 am  

The chancellor's set out his mini budget - telling the Commons 'people need to know that help is coming'

Spelthorne MP Kwasi Kwarteng says he wants to boost growth through tax incentives and reform.

He's reversed a planned rise in corporation tax - on top of the already-announced U-turn on national insurance increases.

And he's announced measures including lifting the cap on bankers' bonuses and a review of planning laws - saying they restrict investment.

Mr Kwarteng's also estimated the cost of freezing energy bills at 60 billion pounds for the first six months.

He’s also abolishing the additional income tax band of 45%.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:04 am  

People travelling across Sutton and Kingston will soon be able to hire e-bikes for their journey

The six-month trial is being piloted jointly by the two boroughs along with the hire company Human Forest,

Subscribers will be offered their first ten minutes free every day.

The chair of Sutton’s sustainable transport committee Councillor Barry Lewis told us he hopes people will be tempted out of their cars;

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:32 am  

The Chancellor will pledge to turn the "vicious cycle of stagnation" into a "virtuous cycle of growth" in his mini budget this morning

Kwasi Kwarteng's set to confirm a series of tax cuts - while also increasing spending.

There'll be more details of the help offered to households and businesses dealing with soaring energy bills.

Economists are worried how all the measures will be paid for.

Andy Hayward owns Thames Side Brewery in Staines
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:17 am  

Thursday, 22 September 2022

Brentford striker Ivan Toney's described a tweet by Arsenal defender Gabriel as "cringey".

"Nice kick about with the boys" was posted following the north Londoners 3-nil Premier League victory on Sunday.

It mimicked the new England international, who'd published something similar after victory in the fixture last season.

Toney says it's not the first time the comment's been used against him.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:24 pm  

Oxshott resident Andy Murray admits Roger Federer's imminent retirement has made him think about what the ideal way to bow out of tennis would be.

The 20-time Grand Slam champion will partner Rafael Nadal for Europe when they play the Rest of the World in the Laver Cup doubles in London tomorrow.

Murray says watching Federer retire by teaming up with another great is close to perfect.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:12 pm  

More than 40-thousand staff at Network Rail and 15 train operating companies are walking out on October the 8th in a dispute over pay.

It's in addition to a strike on the 1st of October, announced this week by the R-M-T.

The Aslef union's also confirmed its members will walkout next Saturday and then again on the 5th affecting Croydon Tramlink.

South Western Railway has also announced a strike for the 1st October.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:12 pm  

A man from Morden has been charged with the involvement of large number of keyless car robberies in Surrey.

18-year-old Billy Symes was charged with conspiracy to steal motor vehicles and handle stolen goods.

He has also been disqualified from driving and charged with dangerous driving.

He has been remanded in custody and is due to appear at Guildford Crown Court on 20 October.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:20 pm  

Spelthorne Council has been shortlisted as a finalist in this years UK Housing Awards.

It’s for its approach to tackling homelessness within the borough, noting Harper House and White House.

These two facilities were built to provide specialist accommodation for people with complex needs and families awaiting settled housing.

From over 340 entries, Spelthorne is one of ten organisations shortlisted in the ‘Homelessness project of the year – south’ category.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:19 pm  

The health secretary's facing criticism from unions after suggesting one million volunteers could be used to address staffing problems in England's NHS.

Therese Coffey's plans also include a pledge to improve how quickly hospital patients are discharged, cut waiting times for GPs, and give patients more information to compare local surgeries.

But Dr Ravi Tomar from Croydon isn't sure targets like that are the answer.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:30 pm  

Wandsworth Council has announced that the Wandsworth Arts Fringe is back.

The festival showcases creatives from all over the country, offering them a grant of up to £2,000 for their project.

The Wandsworth Grant Fund also supports projects in the borough with awards of up to £10,000. 

WAF’s looking for established and emerging artists who want to get involved in the festival in June next year.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

A cyclist has been taken to hospital after a collision in New Malden.

Emergency crews were called to Cavendish Road near the Fountain Roundabout just before 7.30 this morning.

The cyclist has an injury to his leg after a collision with a car.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:33 pm  

AFC Richmond is going to feature in FIFA 2023.

The fictional football club from the TV show Ted Lasso is going to appear alongside Chelsea and Brentford in the bestselling series.

Players will also be able to pick Lasso as a manager in career mode, and players such as Roy Kent will be up for selection.

Jason Sudeikis says it’s a “dream come true for myself and the rest of the fellas”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

Emergency crews say there have been no injuries following a collision in Ewell this morning.

The services were called just after 7am to Kingston Road, after a collision between two cars and a bus.

One of the cars and the bus caught fire.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:36 pm  

Roger Federer admits he knew his career was "on very thin ice" after struggling with injury at Wimbledon last year

The 20-time Grand Slam champion will retire from tennis after competing at the Laver Cup, which gets underway in London tomorrow.

Federer says walking away wasn't a simple decision to make, but he's got no regrets about doing it.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:31 pm  

The flag is flying at half-mast at Surrey and Spelthorne Council buildings today, following the death of a councillor

47-year-old Alison Todd served in the Health and All-Age learning departments at Surrey. 

Spelthorne Council Leader, John Boughtflower, says she “always wanted to make things better for our residents”. 

Tim Oliver, leader of Surrey County Council, says she was “she was never shy in speaking up and demonstrating her real passion”. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:27 am  

Iranian authorities have opened fire on protesters, following the death of a woman who broke hijab rules

22-year-old Masha Amini was arrested, with reports saying she was hit with a baton, and she later died in hospital.

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon is calling on Iran to conduct a rigorous and transparent investigation, and says violence is “wholly unjustifiable”. 

Police in Iran say she suffered “sudden heart failure”, although her family says she was “fit and healthy”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:05 am  

Surrey will hope to close in on a victory over Yorkshire which would take them closer to cricket's County Championship title

They start day three with a lead of 65 runs over their opponents - who are on 89 for 2 in their second innings.

The Oval has been renamed in honour of former Surrey and England batter Micky Stewart for the match.

His son, Alec, is the county's director of cricket.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:26 am  

Mole Valley Council’s encouraging residents to get involved in The Great Big Green Week

Working with the Surrey Wildlife Trust, the Council is providing all schools with resource packs to help kids to reconnect with nature. 

It’s asking that you pledge to reduce your carbon footprint, participate in a refill scheme or to walk and cycle more often. 

Residents can also support Mole Valley’s Environmental fund and help plant more trees by purchasing a Community Lottery Ticket.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:50 am  

Today is World Car Free Day

In Surrey 41% of emissions come from transport, with around half of that coming from private vehicles. 

Wandsworth Councillor Clare Fraser says “not only is walking and cycling much better for people’s health and well-being it also helps improve the air we all breathe”. 

We’re being urged to leave the car at home today, and instead walk and cycle wherever possible.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:07 am  

Premiership Rugby Cup at the Twickenham Stoop: Harlequins 26 - 30 London Irish

An electric atmosphere welcomed the two london teams for this mid-week fixture under the floodlights: Harlequins versus London Irish at the Twickenham Stoop in the opening round of the Premiership Rugby Cup.

Led by Centurion Charlie Matthews, this team of young and inexperienced players was given game-time in front of the fans.

Despite trailing by 17 points in the opening 12 minutes, Quins fought their way back into contention with tries from Jonny Green, Will Edwards, Sam Riley and Cassius Cleaves (Will Edwards converting 3 out of 4).  Time, however, ran out for the hosts who faced a narrow defeat against their London rivals.  Harlequins still came away with a well earned 2 bonus points.

Full TimeL Harlequins 26 - 30 London Irish

Radio Jackie's Natalie Osborne spoke with London Irish fly-half Rory Jennings after the game:

Harlequins coach and former Welsh international Adam Jones praised the Quins determination and highlighted the importance of opportunities for young players:
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