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Saturday, 28 October 2017

Frances Bacon gets recognition

The artist Francis Bacon has been commemorated with an English Heritage blue plaque at his former home in West London.

The painter moved to a converted Victorian coach house in South Kensington in 1961, where he created many of his most significant works there until his death in 1992.

Philip Mould from English Heritage blue plaques panel said “we are delighted to honour him at this tiny studio-home."
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:21 pm  

There’s no place for hate in Hounslow.

That’s the message from the police and community groups who joined forces last week.

A number of events focusing on the LGBTQ community, people with disabilities and multi faith sectors took place.

The town’s Mayor said the main aim was to get people to come together and to offer advice to those who need support and guidance.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:23 pm  

Harlequins win at Twickenham Stoop

In the Aviva Rugby Premiership, Harlequins got the better of Worcester Warriors 41-35 in a high scoring match at the Stoop in Twickenham.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:40 pm  

Brentford register big win at Preston in the Championship

In Premier League action this afternoon Wilfried Zaha scored deep into stoppage time to earn Crystal Palace a 2-all draw against West Ham at Selhurst Park.

There were also wins for Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester United and Manchester City who stay top.

In the Championship QPR beat Wolves 2-1 while Fulham were held to a 1-all draw by Bolton at Craven Cottage.

Brentford were 3-2 winners at Preston.

Wimbledon lost 1-nil at Charlton in League One.

In the National League Sutton and Ebsfleet played out a goalless draw at Gander Green Lane.

Woking were beaten 3-2 by Guiseley.

In the National League South Hampton and Richmond Borough registered a 3-1 win over Bath City at the Beveree Stadium.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:08 pm  

Grenfell charity match raises thousands of pounds for victims

Organisers of the ‘Game 4 Grenfell’ last month have revealed that 454-thousand pound was raised on the day.

It was matched by the same amount from Kensington and Chelsea Council which pledged to double the amount raised for survivors of the tower fire.

Each family will get almost 3-thousand-3-hundred pounds.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:35 pm  

Crystal Palace gears up for match against West Ham United

Crystal Palace welcomes West Ham United to Selhurst Park at 3 o’clock.

But history is not on The Eagles’ side, they have failed to beat The Hammers in each of the last four meetings, losing twice.

Recent form is also against Palace, as they lost 4-1 midweek against Bristol City, while West Ham came from two goals behind to beat Tottenham.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:34 pm  

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte says Victor Moses will need ‘patience’

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte says Victor Moses will need ‘patience’ before his return.

Both he and N’Golo Kante will miss out on the Blues match against Bournemouth this weekend due to hamstring injuries.

Conte says Kante is progressing well and is hopeful he will be able to return for next week’s trip to Roma.

Danny Drinkwater played mid-week but still isn’t 100% after suffering a serious calf injury soon after joining the team.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:25 pm  

Fulham play Bolton Wanderers at Craven Cottage this afternoon

In football, Fulham play host to bottom of the table Bolton Wanderers at Craven Cottage this afternoon.

A win could see The Whites jump three places to 7th in the table, if other results go their way.

Fulham will be hoping for a better performance than last time out.

They lost 2-1 to Aston Villa thanks to a header from former Chelsea captain John Terry.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:32 pm  

Recall on two Poundland Halloween products

Poundworld has recalled two Halloween products due to a potential safety issue and has urged shoppers to return the items immediately for a refund.

The budget chain is recalling its Children's Hair Raising Mask and its Children's Hair Raising Hands and asks customers to return them to store
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:25 pm  

Putney MP condemns sexual harrassment at Westminster

The Labour leader will encourage women who say they've been victims of harassment by Westminster politicians, to speak to the police.

Jeremy Corbyn's giving a speech later, amid allegations several MPs have abused female researchers and aides.

Equalities minister Justine Greening agrees it needs to stop.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:08 pm  

Richmond Council takes unusual step for Halloween

Richmond Council is taking the unusual step of asking parents to speak to their children before they head out for Halloween.

It says any child who wants to go out Trick or Treating on Tuesday should be escorted by an adult at all times.

Other advice includes telling them to stay out of peoples’ houses they don’t know and to take extra care with costumes.

In 2014, Strictly host Claudia Winkleman’s daughter was severely burned when she stepped over a pumpkin and her costume caught fire.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:13 am  

Secondary school students in Hammersmith and Fulham perform above national average

Students at secondary schools in Hammersmith and Fulham are performing well above the national average.

That’s according to figures released by the government this week.

Lucy Mayer compares scores:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:08 am  

Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson hits out at 'sack' culture

Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson says it's ridiculous that Slaven Bilic was reportedly given two games to save his job as West Ham manager.

Bilic won the first of those matches at Tottenham in the League Cup.

The teams will meet in the Premier League this afternoon.

Hodgson says it's a crazy situation to be in.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:43 am  

Surrey health boss comments on NHS spending

A former Surrey health boss based in Chertsey has reacted to comments on the state of the NHS.

It follows a chief executive of the health service making parting comments as he retires.

Roy Lilley is former chairman of Homewood NHS Trust in Surrey.

He says Britain used to spend the most in Europe on health.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:22 am  

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte defends Alvaro Morata

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has defended Alvaro Morata’s failure to score for his team in recent weeks.

Conte says he isn’t worried about the 24-year-old’s lack of goals after he suffered a hamstring injury in their 1-0 loss to Man City last Saturday.

The striker was substituted after 35 minutes but has the chance to make up for it in today’s match against Bournemouth.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:38 am  

Nurse launches Christmas Day project for 50 youngsters in Richmond

We’re being urged to help create a Christmas youngsters who have been in care will never forget.

Nurse Sian Thomas has launched the Christmas Day project for 50 young people in Richmond aged between 18 and 25.

She’s found a venue, but still needs help with taxis, food and presents.

Sian says no youngster should have to spend Christmas day alone.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:23 am  

It's beautiful to be an Egham university

Royal Holloway University in London has received an accolade that has nothing to do with its educational status.

It’s been voted the UK’s most beautiful university in an online competition by a holiday lettings company with 31% of the votes.

The Grade I Founder’s Building was opened in 1886 as a college for women.

Its founder, Thomas Holloway, modelled it on a French chateau.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:11 am  

Surrey awards for people standing up to anti-social behaviour

The first awards ceremony to recognise the bravery of those who stand up to anti-social behaviour have been held in Woking.

Surrey residents, police officers and partner agencies were commended.

Members of the public were given Certificates of Appreciation.

Caroline Booker from Alpha Extreme was commended for her ‘can do’ attitude in helping to support and safeguard vulnerable people and reducing anti-social behaviour in Elmbridge.

PCs Joanne Fahey and Christopher Smith were also recognised for their work in Elmbridge.

PC Jenny Juffs from Mole Valley received an award for her involvement in compiling vast amounts of evidence in an anti-social behaviour court case.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:08 am  

Friday, 27 October 2017

Investigation launched after fatal collision in Croydon

An investigation has been launched after a fatal collision in Croydon.

Police were called just after 1 o’clock this afternoon to Rectory Lane to reports of a motorcycle accident.

The rider of the motorcycle - a 23-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Formal identification awaits, but the next-of-kin have been notified.

No arrests have been made, but enquiries continue.

Anyone who has information is asked to call the Met’s Serious Collision investigation Unit via 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:21 pm  

VIDEO: Man from Brentford recovers from brain aneurysm to fly again

A video has been published by British Airways after they helped a man take his first flight in three years.

Joe Dowd, from Brentford, suffered a ruptured brain aneurysm in June 2014, leaving him with physical and cognitive challenges, and unable to fly.

He defied medics by learning to walk again, and then fulfilled his goal to fly again by completing a milestone journey from Heathrow to Dublin.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:50 pm  

Can you help police find Lee Courtney in Hounslow?

A manhunt is on in Hounslow.

Police are looking for 28 year-old Lee Curtney, who is wanted on drug offences.

He is described as white, with short, dark hair, a small moustache and beard.

If you know where he is, please call 101 or Crimestoppers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:14 pm  

Could a badge be the answer to stopping sexual harassment on London's Tube?

A simple badge could be the answer to stopping sexual harassment on the Tube.

The ‘Unmute the Commute’ badge is in its early prototype stage, but could alert other badge wearers if someone is being harassed and needs help.

It lights up if someone nearby triggers an alert using an app.

Entrepreneur Anne-Marie Imafidon came up with the idea after watching a video where bystanders failed to help a woman being harassed on a bus.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:48 pm  

Mentally ill man jailed for murder of Uni Lecturer in Morden

A mentally ill man has been jailed for 15 years for killing a university lecturer in a random attack in Morden.

Mark Loveridge stabbed Daniel Young and left him to bleed to death in in January last year.

He'd also attacked another man shortly beforehand.

A judge handed Loveridge the sentence which will be served in Broadmoor psychiatric hospital.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:46 pm  

A woman from Croydon whose mother died in a care home, says anyone worried about a relative in care should speak out

72 year old Polly Dunkley has vascular dementia.

She was found sitting on a portable heater in March last year at Elmwood Nursing Home and suffered serious burns.

She spent 72 days in hospital and the home's owner was later fined £60,000.

Her daughter Sonya Pinnock told the BBC relatives should not be "intimidated by the system".
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

A bit of history for you now

This week marked 480 years since the death of Henry VIII’s third wife at Hampton Court Palace.

Jane Seymour married Henry 11 days after Anne Boleyn’s execution.

She died in 1537 giving him a longed-for son, Prince Edward.

Edward only lived to the age of 15, and it was in fact his half sister Elizabeth, who ruled for the longest of Henry VIII’s children.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Crystal Palace will be looking to bounce back from their mid-week defeat, by beating West Ham at Selhurst Park tomorrow afternoon

The Eagles were thumped 4-1 by Championship side Bristol City on Tuesday, but had fielded a weakened side, making 10 changes from the previous match.

Roy Hodgson is likely to bring Wilfred Zaha and Andros Townsend back into the team to face the Hammers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

A driver is in hospital after a serious accident on the M3 at Sunbury

The man, who was driving a blue Range Rover Sport was taken to St George's Hospital following the collision just after midnight.

The road was closed for around 6 hours.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte's not happy with suggestions the club are lining up former boss Carlo Ancelotti as his possible replacement

It's been reported the Premier League champions are considering going back to him following a difficult start to their title defence.

A club spokesperson says the stories are "nonsense".

Conte also says claims some players have messaged his old assistant Steve Holland to say they miss him show a lack of respect.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:13 pm  

Gordon Ramsay fans have praised him for his documentary about cocaine

The chef from Wandsworth travelled to Colombia for the ITV series.

It explores how the use of the drug in the UK impacts the South American country.

Some have tweeted hailing Ramsay as a rival to Louis Theroux and Ross Kemp, who've also fronted documentaries on hard-hitting issues.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

A teenager from Hammersmith has been charged with murder after a nurse died from severe acid burns

47 year old Joanne Rand was sitting on a park bench in Buckinghamshire when a group of men began fighting near her.

She was allegedly sprayed with acid after one of the men kicked a bottle, and she died at Stoke Mandeville Hospital 11 days later.

18 year old Xeneral Webster is due to appear at Reading Crown Court next April.

He also faces charges of attempting to cause grievous bodily harm, robbery, possession of an offensive weapon and causing GBH.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

Surrey fast bowlers Jade Dernbach and Stuart Meaker have signed new three-year contracts.

It will keep them at The Oval until the end of the 2020 season.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:29 pm  

Chelsea boss isn't happy with club rumours

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte's not happy with suggestions the club are lining up former boss Carlo Ancelotti as his possible replacement.

It's been reported the Premier League champions are considering going back to Ancelotti following a difficult start to their title defence.

A club spokesperson says the stories are "nonsense".

Conte also says claims some players have messaged his old assistant Steve Holland to say they miss him show a lack of respect.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:46 pm  

Chelsea boss issues a warning

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte says Bournemouth is a good team and his side needs to pay attention tomorrow.

The blues boss says the South Coast side’s position, 2nd from bottom in the table isn’t right.

Chelsea lie fourth, 9 points behind leaders Manchester City.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:38 pm  

Chiswick School needs a lot of improvement says Ofsted

A school in Hounslow has received a less than glowing Ofsted report.

The Chiswick School has been rated as ‘requires improvement’ for four out of five categories.

The effectiveness of management, quality of teaching, personal development and pupil outcomes all failed to meet requirements.

This is a big change from the 2015 inspection where only 2 categories needed improvement and three were rated as good.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

A manhunt has been launched in Hounslow

Aamir Mughal is wanted by police in relation to theft.

Police are appealing for the public’s help to locate him.

You can find a photo of Mughal on our Jackie News Twitter feed.

Anyone with any information should contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

2017 Poppy Appeal is officially launched in Chelsea

This year's Poppy Appeal launched at the Royal Hospital in Chelsea yesterday.

Lines of the renowned poem ‘In Flanders Fields’ appeared in iconic locations, including the Hospital, and across the UK.

By re-creating John McCrae’s poem in seven locations, the Legion aims to bring ‘In Flanders Fields’ into modern-day consciousness.

It wants to encourage people to Rethink Remembrance and consider the meaning of the poppy as a symbol both of Remembrance and hope for the Armed Forces community, past and present.

‘In Flanders Fields’ was written after poppies bloomed on the battle fields of the First World War, despite the death and destruction around them. It’s that life force growing in the most difficult of circumstances that connects the poppy with a message of hope.

Every year, thousands of poppies are made at the Poppy Factory in Richmond.

This year's iconic wreath, usually laid by HM The Queen at the Cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday, will be laid instead, by her son and future heir Prince Charles.

You can collect your Poppy from there, or the Jackie studios, in Tolworth Broadway.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:32 am  

A pub on Wimbledon Common is desperately trying to retain its Dog Friendly status

The Hand in Hand won the inaugural competition by Dog Buddy Pubs last year.

At the moment, it’s neck and neck with The Greyhound in Bromley.

Assistant Manager Christine Blackman explains why the Hand is a home away from home for canines.

To win, it needs your votes online, just go to
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:14 am  

A shopfitter has died on the job in Woking

Investigations continue following the death of a shopfitter in Woking.

Emergency services were called to the shop in Commercial Way yesterday morning.

The man had sustained head injuries but a cause of death is not yet known.

The incident is being treated as a workplace accident.

A section of Commercial Way remains closed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:06 am  

A protest is planned next week due to a row over a student's dreadlocks at a school in Fulham

A protest will take place next week over a disagreement about uniform policy at a school in Fulham.

Fulham Boys School has been accused of religious discrimination by the mother of one of the students.

She says the school placing her son in isolation over his dreadlocks is an insult to his Rastafarian heritage.

The 12 year old has since moved schools after both sides refused to back down.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 am  

Fulham will face the Bolton Wanderers tomorrow at Craven Cottage

Fulham welcome a struggling Bolton Wanderers side to Craven Cottage tomorrow afternoon.

Bolton have managed just one win in the championship this season, sitting bottom of the table with just six points.

But the Cottagers will have to try to win without loan pair Lucas Piazon and Sheyi Ojo, who miss out through injury
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:22 am  

Careers fair coming to Epsom Downs

Hundreds of young people are expected to benefit from a major careers fair next month organised by Surrey County Council and the University of Surrey.

The fair to be held at Epsom Downs Racecourse on November 8th will feature an array of employers, training providers and colleges as well as higher education representatives.

You can register for free at the council’s website.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:16 am  

Supermarket for struggling families in Croydon launched

A new mini supermarket for struggling families is launching in Croydon today.

Families on Universal Credit can now get around £20 worth of food including meat and fresh vegetables for £3.50.

The Family Centre Food Stop is a subsidised mini-market set up by the council and is located at the Family Centre.

The mini market is also open for anyone unemployed living in Fieldway and New Addington.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:51 am  

Roma charged after fans abuse Chelsea defender

Roma football club has been charged with racist behaviour by UEFA after their fans abused Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger.

The German international, who left the Italian club in the summer, was subject to monkey chants during last Wednesday’s Champions League game at Stamford Bridge.

UEFA will rule on the case on November 16.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:08 am  

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Free Wifi to be installed in Kingston's town centres

Free wifi is to be rolled out in town centres across Kingston.

The Council says it’s as part of a move to boost connectivity.

The first phase will see wifi installed in the Ancient Market Place.

Following this, there are plans in place to expand connectivity to New Malden, Chessington and Surbiton by mid 2018.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:05 pm  

Councils opposed to Heathrow expansion are welcoming new evidence that suggest Gatwick is the better option

The Government is being forced to consult for a second time on its proposed National Policy Statement.

The move follows complaints from the councils that the original consultation had withheld important new information.

In the new consultation package it is conceded, for the first time, that the benefits from a second Gatwick runway would exceed Heathrow.

The Government says only Heathrow can deliver the economic benefits more quickly.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:19 pm  

Former met police officer could be facing jail

A former Met Police officer from Leatherhead is facing jail tonight.

41 year old Steven Trendell made £150,000 renovating two homes in Surbiton while working as a builder.

But Kingston Crown Court heard he left “a trail of destruction” behind, with two victims claiming they’d lost their entire life savings.

Trendell was forced to leave the Met more than a decade ago after he was caught moonlighting as a bathroom fitter while on sick leave.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:08 pm  

Did you witness an incident on the M25 at Heathrow last Friday morning?

A blue Vauxhall Insignia and a white Vauxhall Astra were driving along the M25, including the hard shoulder, at around 8:30am.

A short while later, the two vehicles stopped in traffic and one of them was damaged.

The vehicles were then involved in a collision with an Audi but did not stop.

Anyone who saw the incident between Junctions 14 for Heathrow and 12 for the M3 is being asked to contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

The South East Coast Ambulance trust is still failing to meet national targets

The trust has been in special measures for more than a year, but is consistently failing to meet the national target for 999 call-outs.

Last month Secamb reached just over 50% of red one calls and almost 40% of the less serious red two calls within eight minutes.

The national target is 75%.

MP Peter Kyle says it’s "the worst performance ever recorded in the UK" and he wants a meeting with the trust and the regulator.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Martina Hingis has announced she's retiring from professional tennis for a third time

Since making her latest comeback in 2013, the 37-year-old's become a doubles specialist, winning 10 more grand slam titles.

That included the Wimbledon and US Open mixed doubles this year with Britain's Jamie Murray.

Overall, Hingis has won 25 major honours across singles and doubles, the first as a 15-year-old in 1996.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

Have your say on plans for Heathrow

Time is running out for Hounslow residents to have their say on the planned expansion of Heathrow Airport.

The deadline to put forward your views on the Government’s airports National Policy Statement is set for Tuesday 19th of December.

The council wants to ensure issues of noise, pollution and additional congestion are properly addressed.

To join the conversation, just follow this link.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:05 pm  

The youngest baby ever to undergo surgery is celebrating her first birthday today

Abi Peters was born at St Peter’s in Chertsey with a serious gut condition, which had ruptured her intestines.

She underwent life saving surgery at St George’s in Tooting when she was just 6 days old.

At the time, doctors told her parents that an operation was her only chance.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

A man has appeared in court charged with manslaughter and arson, following the death of a man in Croydon in 1996

41 year old Richard Curtin was charged yesterday.

He was remanded in custody and will appear at the Old Bailey next month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:27 pm  

Grade II listed gas works in Fulham have been added to Historic England’s “at risk” register

The site dates back to 1830, and is believed to be the oldest of its type in the world.

But Historic England says it’s deteriorating.

Anyone can apply to have a landmark or building listed to save it for future generations, but not all bids are successful.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:05 pm  

A teenage girl has been sexually assaulted on a bus in Sunbury

She was travelling on the 235 bus service from Hounslow when a man sat next to her and assaulted her.

Police say the attack happened at around 4.30pm last Thursday; a busy part of the day.

The man, who’s described as white and was wearing dark clothing, got off the bus in Vicarage Road.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:56 pm  

Some families will now be able to get £20 worth of food for £3.50 thanks to a new mini-market in Croydon

A new mini supermarket for struggling families will launch in Croydon tomorrow.

The Family Centre Food Stop is a subsidised mini-market set up by the council. It is located at the Family Centre in Fieldway.

From tomorrow families on Universal Credit can get around £20 worth of food including meat and fresh vegetables for £3.50.

The shop is also open for anyone unemployed living in Fieldway and New Addington.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

Police are investigating a sexual assault in Sunbury

Police are appealing for information regarding a sexual assault on a young girl in Sunbury last week.

The teenager was travelling on the 235 bus from Hounslow to Sunbury when a man sat next to her and sexually assaulted her.

The man has been described as: white, wearing dark clothes, wearing a hood to cover his face. He was carrying a black rucksack.

Anyone with any information should contact police on 101
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:49 am  

Chelsea manager says he will give younger players more opportunities

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte says he'll continue his policy of rotation in this season's League Cup after knocking out Everton.

His side are into the quarter-finals thanks to a 2-1 win at Stamford Bridge.

Conte still picked a fairly strong team, but the match day squad was packed with youth.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 am  

London airports will be at full capacity by 2034

According to new government figures London’s airports will be at full capacity by 2034, six years sooner than expected.

That’s unless they’re expanded because of the rising demand for flights.

The figures were released as it was announced the public consultation period for Heathrow Airport expansion was extended by two months.

They’re likely to fuel calls for expansion at both the London airports and others in the South East.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

How to have your say in Kingston

The people of Kingston are being urged to put their questions and ideas to councillors at an event next month.

This year’s State of the Borough Debate will be held on the 14th of November in the Council Chamber.

Kingston’s Mayor, Julie Pickering, says it’s a great chance to get your voice heard.

To take part, you must register your interest via the council website by November the 7th.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 am  

Residents enjoy new wild and wonderful Hounslow Heath

Hundreds of residents have been enjoying the wild and the wonderful Hounslow Heath.

It comes as the council launched a brand new trail showcasing the colourful past of the borough and its wildlife inhabitants.

The Heath is home to some rare wildlife including Muntjac deer, water voles, newts and kestrels.

Families also flocked to the Fairground Area, to follow the History Hike highlighting characters and events of the past.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:08 am  

Investigations continue following fire in Feltham

Investigations are continuing following a fire a house in Feltham.

Part of the ground floor of the property was damaged by fire on Wednesday morning.

One person was treated at the scene for smoke inhalation by London Ambulance Service crews.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:49 am  

Surrey Police TV advert is banned

A Surrey Police TV advert featuring a crying baby has been banned.

The commercial was part of a wider campaign to make people more aware about when they should and shouldn’t call 999.

Only one person complained to the Advertising Standards Agency.

Despite this, the regulatory body deemed the advert misleading.

Gavin Stephens is Deputy Chief Constable of Surrey Police.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:39 am  

The MP for Kingston Ed Davey calls for budget boost for the Met Police

Kingston MP Ed Davey is calling on all London MPs to fight for a budget boost from the Chancellor for the Metropolitan police.

The Lib Dem says “We’re at crisis point here in London on crime and policing, with officer numbers falling and crime rising.

He says officer numbers in Kingston have dropped from 332 in November 2015 down to 280 in July, while crime has increased from 9,600 offences per year to 10,500.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:45 am  

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Free Bike Lights for cyclists in Kingston

Kinston council’s go-cycle team are offering free bike lights to cyclists across the borough.

With the clocks going back this Sunday, they’ll also be offering advice on how to ride safely at night.

The team will be at Kingston station on the 8th November between 4 and 7 pm, then New Malden and Surbiton stations the following two

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:36 pm  

Chelsea through, while West Ham come back to beat Spurs

Chelsea are safely through to the next round of the Carabao Cup after a 2-1 win over Everton at Stamford Bridge.

Antonio Rudiger gave the hosts a slim lead at half-time with a looping header in the 26th minute.

And it stayed that way, even though Everton threatened, until Willian finished a good move in second half stoppage time to put the blues two-up.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin scored a late consolation for Everton but the tie was sealed.

In the other Carabao Cup match, West Ham came back from two goals down to beat Tottenham 3-2.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:06 pm  

Chelsea lead at half time

It is half time at the bridge, with Chelsea leading Everton 1-0.

Antonio Rudigers first goal for the blues separates the two sides.

Ethan Ampadu, who has started for the blues, has made history tonight.

The 17 year-old is the first player, born this century, to start a competitive game for Chelsea.

In the other Carabao Cup match between Tottenham and West Ham, Spurs lead 2-0 through Moussa Sissoko and Dele Alli.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:40 pm  

9 year-old boy found

Police have confirmed that 9 year-old Daniel Alilami has been found.

Daniel went missing in Hyde Park this afternoon near the clock tower.

But police have confirmed that he has been found, safe and well.

They would like to thank everyone for their efforts in the search.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:18 pm  

9 year-old autistic boy missing from Westminster

Police are appealing for help to find a nine-year-old boy who is missing in Westminster.

Daniel Alilami, who is Autistic, was last seen this afternoon in the Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens area, close to the Clock Tower.

At the time of his disappearance, he was wearing a red jacket, blue jeans and white trainers.

Officers and Daniel’s family are growing increasingly concerned for his welfare as he also suffers from a heart condition.

Anyone who has seen Daniel is asked to contact officers at Westminster via 101 or the Missing People’s helpline.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:41 pm  

Chelsea team news v Everton

Chelsea will shuffle the team around a lot tonight for the Carabao cup tie against Everton.

Willy Caballero, Kenedy and Charly Musonda are all in the starting line-up for the blues.

Deadline day signing Danny Drinkwater also starts for the first time after recovering from injury.

And after his heroics on Saturday, Michy Batshuayi starts ahead of Alvaro Morata, who is on the bench.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:19 pm  

Wallington & Carshalton MP launches scathing attack on UK Brexit negotiator

Tom Brake has launched a scathing attack on Britain’s EU negotiator, questioning how he is still in his post.

The MP for Wallington and Carshalton criticized David Davis for thinking the UK could do a bilateral deal with German, which is illegal under EU law.

He also criticized Mr Davis for not wanting to give parliament a meaningful vote on the Brexit deal, claiming it is an insult to democracy.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:47 pm  

Search on for wanted man in #Hounslow

Hounslow Police are looking for a wanted man who has managed to evade them.

They launched an appeal to find 21 year-old Ben Moore on twitter this evening.

He is described as white, with blue eyes and brown hair.

If you know where he is, please call Crimestoppers.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:39 pm  

Surrey police launch initiative to help find missing people

Surrey police have introduced an initiative to help vulnerable people be found more quickly when they go missing.

The Herbert protocol is named after a second world war veteran with dementia who regularly went missing from his care home.

The initiative involves family members filling out a form with vital information about the vulnerable person, before they go missing.

As well as speeding up the search, it will mean police don’t have to ask families lots of questions during a distressing time.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:22 pm  

There's high praise for Shepperton residents

People living in Shepperton are the politest in the Country.

The National Campaign for Courtesy works to encourage us all to be more friendly, considerate and respectful of each other and our environment.

Previous award winners include Epsom and Shrewsbury.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:06 pm  

Hayes and Harlingtons MP says it's right Labour suspended Jared O'Hara

Labour has suspended an MP while claims about his past behaviour are investigated.

Jared O'Mara apologised to his colleagues earlier this week, after the emergence of a series of offensive comments posted more than a decade ago.

But further allegations have been made since.

Shadow chancellor and MP for Hayes and Harlington, John McDonnell, says its right the party suspends the whip.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:06 pm  

A Surrey Police TV advert featuring a crying baby has been banned

The commercial was part of a wider campaign to make people more aware about when they should and shouldn’t call 999.

Only one person complained to the Advertising Standards Agency.

Despite this, the regulatory body deemed the advert misleading.

Gavin Stephens is Deputy Chief Constable of Surrey Police.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:04 pm  

Police need the public's help in finding wanted man Robroy Mackay

Police are appealing for the public’s help with a manhunt.

27 year old Robroy Mackay is wanted on warrant after failing to appear in court in May.

He has links to the Hounslow, Isleworth, Twickenham, Molesey and Kingston areas.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:22 pm  

Fire crews were called to a house fire in Feltham this morning

Two fire engines and ten firefighters were called to a blaze at a property in Feltham in the early hours of this morning.

Part of the ground floor of the house in Staines Road was damaged by flames.

One person was treated at the scene for smoke inhalation by London Ambulance Service crews.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:26 am  

Bake off contestant Sophie, from West Molesey, is through to next week's final

Great British Bake Off’s Sophie was crowned star baker in last night’s semi-final.

The amateur baker from West Molesey wowed the judges during the technical task.

The remaining 3 contestants will bake for survival in next weeks final.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:41 am  

Illegal tobacco has been seized in a series of raids across London including Merton

Over 21,000 illegal tobacco products have been seized in a series of raids across 11 London boroughs.

The campaign was led by London Councils and London Trading Standards in partnership with public health professionals.

Using sniffer dogs, trained to detect illegal tobacco, the contraband was seized from homes, shops and market stalls in Merton, Camden and Islington to name a few.

Kevin Davis, London Councils Executive member from Health said ‘we are pleased with the action taken so far, but we still need to raise public awareness’

Aside from making cheap tobacco easier for young people to get, the main threat illegal tobacco poses, relates to its links with organised crime.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:38 am  

Today marks a year since Heathrow was given the go ahead for a third runway

MP for Hayes & Harlington, John McDonnell, and MP for Richmond Zac Goldsmith, will join anti expansion campaigners later across Surrey and London in protest.

They’ll plant around 700 model red planes to highlight the number of extra planes that would use the airport.

Osterley, Hammersmith and Teddington are among the areas across the capital protest events will be held today.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:37 am  

Suffering from SAD? You can find the cure in Hampton

The latest fitness trend to hit London, called ‘Vitamin Me’ can help combat seasonal affective disorder.

Research suggests that over 40% of people claim that the clocks’ going back makes their mood worse.

Women aged between 45 and 54 experience the worst winter blues.

This weekend in Hampton you can find sun loungers and sand for your feet as well as sights, sounds and smells of summer.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:10 am  

The seventh round of the Wandsworth Grant Fund is now open for applications

Community and voluntary groups are being invited to bid for grants of between £500 and £10,000.

The money is to be spent on projects that will benefit the residents, including the arts and culture.

The deadline to apply is December the 18th.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:09 am  

A firefighter from Twickenham has organised an historic march to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele

Mark Hastings has planned the trip at the start of November almost single- handedly.

MP for Twickenham Vince Cable claims “no practical help was forthcoming from official bodies like the MoD.”

Passchendaele is regarded as one of the bloodiest battles of the First World War, with 180,000 killed.

Mark’s grandfather, who survived it, was later handed a Military Cross for gallantry.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:06 am  

Surrey Police says it’s disappointed that the Advertising Standards Agency has ruled against one of its campaign videos

A single complaint, made to the regulatory body, has been upheld by the ASA.

It concerned a TV advert, seen in August, that depicted a phone sitting on a table next to a sofa.

A baby or child could be heard crying through an adjacent wall.

Text appeared on the screen stating “Hello, Surrey Police, 999 emergency. My neighbour’s kids are being noisy.”

“Noisy” was written in blue text but alternated with “abused,” written several times in red.

This was followed with a text stating “Not all calls are police matters. To report noisy neighbours, contact your council.”

The complainant said the noise made by the child could have meant it was in danger, and said the advert was unnecessary.

The ASA has ruled the advert was likely to be understood as discouraging viewers from reporting problems to police, unless they were certain of what was taking place.

That’s despite independent research through 300 face to face interviews with the public, which showed 90% of people understood the juxtapositions used in the campaign.

Surrey Police says clearly child abuse is a police matter, but the campaign was created to help educate the public about what is and isn’t a policing matter.

It has removed the video and says it will be reviewing its approach in light of the ASA finding, however, the advert had been checked by Clearcast, which is responsible for making sure meets UK broadcast advertising requirements.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:05 am  

Crystal Palace dumped out of League Cup

Crystal Palace's poor season's gone from bad to worse after a 4-1 League Cup hammering at Championship side Bristol City.

The Premier League's bottom club took the lead in the game - but missed out on a quarter-final place.

Tonight, Chelsea host managerless Everton while Tottenham are at home to West Ham.

Meanwhile In National League football last night Sutton drew 2-all at Aldershot while Woking lost 3-1 against Dover.

In the South Division Hampton and Richmond Borough beat St Albans 1-nil at the Beveree Stadium.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:09 am  

Rugby Football Union outline 4-year plan at Twickenham

Chief executive Steve Brown has set out the strategic plan at the Rugby Football Union for the next four years.

The plan, entitled ‘Game Of Our Lives', was revealed at Twickenham Stadium yesterday along with director of professional rugby Nigel Melville and rugby development director Steve Grainger.

According to Brown £443 million will be invested in the game over the period as the RFU aims to make the game England’s strongest sport and the world’s leading rugby nation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:02 am  

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

People in Richmond should re-address housing needs

People in housing association and council properties across Richmond are being urged to re-address their situation.

The Council says people who can’t manage with larger properties should look at freeing up their homes for families.

Its set up the “Sponsored Moves Scheme” to help with the costs associated with moving house.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:17 pm  

New DNA UV Spray proves it's a must!!

A police operation using DNA UV spray to identify offenders has led to five arrests and 40 stop checks across North Surrey.

The aim of Operation Coeus is to disrupt, arrest and deter cross border offenders.

The day of action took place across Runnymede, Elmbridge and Spelthorne to crack down on transient offenders.

Inside one of the vehicles stopped was 125 grams of cocaine and a small amount of cannabis. It was seized and the driver was arrested.

One vehicle was also seized in connection with a burglary.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:14 pm  

County wide "Arms Surrender"!!

People across Surrey are being urged to hand in their unwanted guns and ammunition.

It’s as part of a county wide “arms surrender” which is running from November the 13th to the 26th.

These include replica firearms, air weapons, BB guns, imitation firearms, antique guns and other ballistic items.

Officers say many firearms are held in innocence and ignorance of their illegality, or are overlooked and forgotten in people’s homes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:07 pm  

Croydon is one step closer to seeing the realisation of a massive retail development

Work to re-develop the old Whitgift Shopping Centre into a new Westfield, is due to begin in the new - year.

But, the £1.4 billion plan has to get the final approval, which is scheduled to happen at a meeting on November the 14th.

The development has been controversial, but fans, including London Mayor Sadiq Khan, say it will be a massive boost for the town.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

A travel guide has named the UK one of the world's best value destinations for 2018

Lonely Planet says people should "reap the rewards" of currency exchange rates as the government "busies itself with Brexit".

Sterling is down 14% against the euro and 11% against the US dollar compared with before the EU Referendum last year.

In August, the guide listed Tooting Market as one of the “10 coolest neighbourhoods to visit right now.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

A high end jewellery store in Cobham High Street has been raided again

Two men visited Gordon Marks two days before the burglary at around 2am on the 21st of September.

A large volume of high value jewellery was stolen; full details have only just been released.

In 2012, the store’s owner was tied up at his home and assaulted, before thieves made off with £60,000 worth of stock.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:56 pm  

A huge rail strike's planned across several networks in England next month

RMT members at Southern, South Western and Greater Anglia will walkout for 48 hours from Wednesday, the 8th of November.

Merseyrail and Arriva will be affected by a 24-hour strike on the same day.

The disputes are all over what train guards have to do.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

Another consultation has been launched on Heathrow expansion

This one will be open until the 19th of December, and the Government will then return its findings.

It follows on from a consultation launched earlier this year to try to gauge people’s views on a new runway to the north west of the site.

Tomorrow marks a year since the initial go ahead was given for expansion.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

A waste incinerator could be about to put an end to Heathrow expansion plans

Lakeside Waste Incinerator is located at Colnbrook, to the North East of the airport.

Rubbish from 17 councils including Richmond, as well as hospitals, is taken there on a daily basis.

The cost of removing and replacing it is estimated to be around £500 million, and will take a minimum of 6 years.

Anti - expansion campaigners are now calling for the Government to address the extra cost.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

A national memorial service is to be held at St Paul’s Cathedral for the victims of the Grenfell Fire

It’ll take place on December the 14th, exactly 6 months after the fatal blaze.

1,500 free tickets for the service will be offered to people in North Kensington.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:30 pm  

West Molesey Bake off contestant has caused controversy over Hollywood's handshakes

Great British Bake Off star Sophie has sparked controversy over Paul Hollywood’s handshakes.

The amateur baker from West Molesey claims she was the first contestant to receive one from the TV chef in week one.

She says footage was edited to make it look as though fellow competitor Steven Carter-Bailey was the first.

The final 4 contestants will bake for survival in tonight’s semi-final in a bid to earn a place in next week’s final.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:07 pm  

Richmond Council says it will unveil a 3D model design during the last few days of the Twickenham Riverside consultation

It’s to show what the plan will look like in the context of the wider area.

It will be on display at the public exhibition on Thursday in Clarendon Hall.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:06 pm  

A week on from an arson attack, Epsom Playhouse is proving the show must go on

A week after an arson attack at the venue, and theatre goers are preparing for the launch of Priscilla Queen of the Desert tonight.

It was feared that shows would have to be cancelled in the wake of the attack.

Police are still hunting for witnesses to the overnight blaze which damaged the stage door entrance.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:04 am  

Taxi drivers in Banstead may soon have to undergo mandatory child sexual exploitation awareness training

That’s just one of the proposals put forward in a consultation by the council, which ends on December the 4th.

The document is focussing on changes to current taxi and private hire licensing policy.

All Surrey councils are revising their licensing policies to provide “a more consistent approach to training and assessment of drivers.”

This means someone who fails to get a licence in one part of Surrey won’t be able to apply for one in another one in the County.

They’ll also take into account criminal convictions, along with factors such as general character and behaviour.

Following the consultation, the results will be analysed and the final policies agreed early next year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:34 am  

Historic England has confirmed it is looking at the possibility of listing a 19th century community building in South Wimbledon

Campaigners are trying to save the interior of Merton Hall after the council agreed to hand it over to the nearby Elim Church group.

The Church in High Path is giving up its land to make way for a new school, but wants to re-model the hall.

Leader of Merton Council Stephen Alambritis says as church goers are giving up their land, they must get value for money.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:33 am  

Richmond Council says it will continue to tackle childhood obesity

An NHS report shows that just over 5 % of children aged 4 to 5 in the area are considered obese compared to a national figure of nearly 10%.

The council says it has a number of campaigns and programmes in place to encourage healthy lifestyles and will continue the work.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:32 am  

A woman from Wandsworth has been named in the list of the most wanted singles in the UK, according to dating app ‘Happn’

The app allows people to see who they have crossed paths with in real life.

If two people on the platform, which has 37 million users in 50 cities, press like on the other user's profile they can start messaging.

Business Insider teamed up with Happn to find out who the most "liked" users in London are.

25 year old Junior Assistant Buyer Hannah Langford made it into the top 15.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:30 am  

Firefighters from Battersea and West Norwood managed to stop a huge gas leak

Firefighters managed to prevent a large gas leak after a car reversed into a house in West Norwood.

The vehicle drove into the porch rupturing a gas pipe on Lansdowne Hill.

Four properties were evacuated as a precaution.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:30 am  

Southern Rail drivers are being encouraged to vote

Drivers on Southern Rail are to start voting on a proposed deal to end a long-running dispute over the role of guards on trains.

The Aslef union is recommending its members accept the offer, which includes a 28% pay rise and a "second, safety-trained person on board".

The ballot result will be announced on the 8th of November.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:23 am  

Monday, 23 October 2017

Staines is the last place you’d compare to Italy’s historic Vatican

But Michaelangelo's 'Creation of Adam' in the Sistine Chapel has been recreated by a property developer in the town.

Trevor Wynne Jones has spent 30 years creating his masterpiece in his home, which is now on the market for £4 million.

He’s told The Telegraph; “This has been my chance to create something of beauty. It's as if I am an artist painting a picture.”

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:28 pm  

A man from Croydon has been jailed for causing death by dangerous driving

Patrick Collins was found guilty following the incident earlier this year when his van collided with a pedestrian.

The victim, 66-year-old Selwyn Clarke, died at the scene after sustaining serious head injuries.

Collins has been sentenced to 4 years and 2 months in prison.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:41 pm  

Wandsworth has named its Learner of the Year 2017

Lauren Roots scooped the top prize at the Wandsworth Lifelong Learner Awards last week.

She was commended for her commitment and progress as an apprentice.

The ceremony recognised more than 150 people in subjects from health and social care to business administration.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:47 pm  

There’s still another week to have your say on how air quality could be improved across Richmond

The Council has been consulting with residents on its proposed Air Quality Action Plan over the past five weeks.

The proposed AQAP is a statutory document that outlines how the Council will work to improve air quality across the borough.

One of the key topics up for discussion is vehicle pollution and how to combat it.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:34 pm  

A cocker spaniel from North Sheen has been named “Britain’s cutest pub dog.”

Rudi lives with his owners above the Mitre Pub in St Mary’s Grove.

The 18 month old was handed the accolade in a new book Great British Pub Dogs.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

It’s emerged Wandsworth Council spent £80,000 felling trees that residents didn’t want felled

Over 50 Horse Chestnuts were felled around Tooting Common over the summer, in what was labelled the “Tooting chainsaw massacre.”

The council said the trees posed a health and safety threat, and it would be replacing them with over 60 new trees.

However, over 6,000 campaigners raised objections to the plans.

Now, Wandsworth Labour claims the council has admitted to spending in excess of £80,000 on the move.

However, Labour says the figure included the erection of a £9,000 10 metre wall and £8,000 on parks police.

That’s despite the cost of the tress only estimated to be around £5,000

“In terms of public safety it was vitally important to prevent people from accessing the site because trespassers could have ended up being hurt or seriously injured by moving machinery or the felling of the trees.

Ensuring the site remained safe and secure was especially important in light of the threats from some protesters to disrupt the operation.

We liaised very closely with the Met police and took their advice on site security in the light of these threats.”

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Celebrity Masterchef winner has "no plans" to collaborate with her semi finalist husband

Angellica Bell says she’d love to open a restaurant in Kingston with her husband, but doesn’t think their nerves could take it.

The Celebrity Masterchef 2017 winner lives with Michael Underwood, who is also a Masterchef finalist, in the town.

Angellica says she’s just happy cooking for the family at the moment.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

A special housing development for the elderly in Weybridge will be featured on the BBC’s Panorama tonight

Whiteley Village was set up from the legacy of William Whiteley, who was murdered in his famous London store in 1907.

The area, which is Grade II listed, is classified as “a social housing project for 500 residents aged 66 to 105.”

Recent research revealed women living there can expect to live up to 5 years longer than their counterparts in other parts of the country.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

Kingston has got a classy new library extension

The Tudor Drive site near to historic Latchmere House has also got a model of a Hawker jet aircraft on display.

Richmond Park’s Conservative MP Zac Goldsmith helped to open the site.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:07 pm  

Motorcyclists will soon be able to use all the bus lanes across Richmond

The move follows an 18 month trial at locations across the borough.

Councillors say they’re confident the changes will mean less accidents and confusion for bikers and drivers.

The decision was made by the Council as part of a wider Bus Lane Review, supported by Transport for London.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:06 pm  

Time is running out to have your say on plans to regenerate Tolworth

The draft “Tolworth Area Plan” is currently out for consultation.

The aim of the document is to set out a strategy for the type of developments that will be permitted in the area over the coming years.

It will also be used for funding improvements in the town.

The online consultation ends on November the 5th.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:20 pm  

A flight of fancy at the new library extension in Kingston

Kingston has got a classy new library extension.

The Tudor Drive site near to historic Latchmere House has also got a model of a Hawker jet aircraft on display.

Richmond Park's Tory MP Zac Goldsmith helped to open the site.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:25 pm  

Met Police launches London wide campaign to target burglary

Officers say homes are remaining in darkness for longer in the evenings highlight the fact they may be empty, making them more attractive to burglars at this time of year.

Specialist teams will be deployed to track down wanted burglary suspects, whilst high visibility patrols will take place in burglary hotspot areas.

Officers will also be targeting organised criminal groups who continue to prey on the elderly and vulnerable by pretending to be officials to gain access to their homes.

Over the past 32 months, the Met has been rolling out MetTrace kits to residents to help make their homes more secure.

The kits contain crime prevention advice and free SmartWater forensic marking equipment.

Since the roll-out there has been a 25.3% reduction in burglaries in MetTrace areas compared to 2.5% in non-MetTrace areas, equating to 3,957 few burglaries in these areas.

The kits have been delivered to over 287,000 residents and 14,000 MetTrace signs have been put up across London.

A further 108,750 MetTrace kits will be delivered to residents over the next ten months.

In the current rolling 12 month period, there have been 73,851 burglary offences compared to 69,204 offences in the previous year, representing a 6.7% increase.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:12 pm  

Former Woking Mclaren driver says the car feels fantastic after U.S. win

Lewis Hamilton is on the verge of clinching his fourth Formula One world title after winning the United States Grand Prix.

He's now 66 points ahead of rival Sebastian Vettel - he’s said that the car felt fantastic and the balance was right.

Hamilton will become world champion with a top-five finish in Mexico next weekend.

The British man's victory in America guarantee's Mercedes their fourth straight Constructors' Championship.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:52 am  

Chancellor and Weybridge MP juggles the money ahead of budget

Official figures on borrowing have fallen which will give the Weybridge MP and Chancellor a boost as he prepares his budget.

Philip Hammond’s responsible for a deficit which is in fact down by two and a half billion compared with last year.

However the Office for Budget Responsibility says we strongly need to boost our productivity in Britain.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:45 am  

Harlequins lose in European Champions Cup

In rugby union’s European Champions Cup Harlequins were beaten 41-10 by Wasps at the Ricoh Arena.

Exeter produced one of their best performances of the season to beat Montpellier 27-24.

Ulster were beaten 41-17 at La Rochelle.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:27 am  

Sunday, 22 October 2017

Weather woes not over yet after Storm Brian hit Cobham yesterday

It seems that our weather woes are not over yet after Storm Brian hit Cobham yesterday.

Brits are expected to face more bad weather as forecasters predict another eleven storms before the end of 2017.

Yesterday, we saw scaffolding blown over on a building site in Cobham high street from the gale force winds.

Parts of the UK were battered with gusts of up to 70 miles per hour throughout the day, with Cobham affected around lunch time.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:07 pm  

Thousands of commuters to face Christmas travel chaos

Thousands of commuters are set to face travel chaos as major rail routes prepare to shut down for repair work during Christmas.

The festive season will see services across London and outside of it affected when some transport points will close.

Those preparing for a Christmas getaway will also face disruption as journeys to Heathrow and Gatwick Airport will be revised.

Stations and routes along Thameslink and Southern are closing for 10 days between Christmas and New Year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:06 pm  

Residents thoughts wanted on Twickenham Riverside proposal

Richmond council want to hear resident’s latest thoughts on proposals for the Twickenham Riverside redevelopment.

The designs can be viewed online or at an exhibition at York House next Thursday evening.

Feedback from this latest consultation will go into a final design for the site and a planning application will be submitted before Christmas.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:56 pm  

Cyclist dies in Shepperton

Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal incident involving a cyclist on Littleton Lane in Shepperton this afternoon.

Police attended the incident opposite Littleton Sailing Club where the man in his 50’s sadly died at the scene.

No other vehicles are believed to have been involved. The man’s next of kin have been informed.

Anyone with information should call 101 and quote the reference P17266943.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:59 pm  

Investigation begins after man found unconscious in Putney

A 26 year old man was found unconscious on Putney High Street in the early hours of this morning.

He was found with serious head injuries and was taken to hospital. His condition is not thought to be life threatening.

No arrests have been made as officers continue to investigate the incident.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:33 pm  

MP for Carshalton and Wallington praises charity

The MP for Carshalton and Wallington has commended the charity Helplanka on their work in improving education for children in Sri Lanka.

Tom Brake who is patron of the charity also expressed the importance of continuing investment in the country at a reception he hosted in Parliament this week.

He has been an avid spokesperson over the last decade regarding the need for UK humanitarian relief and involvement in the country.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:24 pm  

Choir from Surrey to host a charity concert of classical music in Ockham

Laudamus Chamber Choir from Surrey are organising a concert in Ockham to raise money for the Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity.

It’s the chosen charity of All Saints Church, supporting families caring for a child with a life threatening or terminal illness.

The Rainbow Trust relies almost entirely on voluntary donations and helps over 2,000 families a year throughout England.

The concert, featuring music from Schubert, Handel and Mozart will take place on the 19th November at 6pm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:30 pm  

Antonio Conte says Chelsea returned to Premier League form yesterday

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte says his players' desire was behind their return to Premier League form.

They beat Watford 4-2 at Stamford Bridge - to move back into the top four and end a run of three games without a win.

Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois says it's a significant result for them.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:30 pm  

MP for Carshalton and Wallington pushes for harder sentencing in animal cruelty cases

The MP for Carshalton and Wallington has backed plans for harder animal cruelty sentencing.

Tom Brake attended a breakfast hosted at Battersea Cats and Dogs home earlier this week to raise awareness around animal cruelty and support their campaign.

The Liberal Democrats made it a commitment in their 2017 manifesto to increase the maximum sentence animal cruelty to five years imprisonment.

The Government has now agreed to consult on tougher sentences.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:14 am  

Firefighter from Chelsea says MPs should be forced to see Grenfell Tower shell that's left

A firefighter who worked on the recovery operation in the Grenfell Tower fire in June has said MP’s should be ‘dragged’ from Parliament to see the shell left.

Lucy Masoud blamed the blaze in North Kensington on government austerity measures and a contempt for social housing tenants.

The firefighter from Chelsea spoke at the Stand up to Racism national conference, and took part in a discussion about racism and social cleansing.

She also told the packed room at Friends House that her colleagues would ‘never get over their experiences that night.’
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:42 am  

Chelsea say boss says players can battle well

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte says his players have shown they want to fight.

The Premier League champions stopped a run of three games without a win in all competitions with a 4-2 victory over Watford at Stamford Bridge yesterday.

They had to overturn a 2-1 deficit to climb back above their opponents into the top four.

Conte says his team do have the characteristics to battle well.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:07 am  

Grime Star from Croydon has joined X-factor judge in South Africa

Nicole Sherzinger has recruited Thornton Heath-born grime star Stormzy to help her in the next round on the X factor.

They’ll together whittle down the Overs in South Africa, where they went on Safari before starting work on finding their final three before the live shows begin next week.

Stormzy is loving Kevin’s ‘incredible voice and praised him after he performed an original song on last night’s show.

The show continues tonight.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:26 am  

Storm Brian continues today after hitting Cobham yesterday

Yesterday, we saw scaffolding blown over on a building site in Cobham high street from Storm Brian.

Parts of the UK were battered with winds of up to 70 miles per hour throughout the day, with Cobham hit around lunch time.

Brian caused flooding in some coastal areas of Southern Ireland overnight, forecasters have said there could be further flooding and power cuts in England and Wales.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:25 am  

Hodgson sees encouraging signs even as Palace lose

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson says there's no reason for his players' confidence to drop, despite an eighth defeat from their opening nine Premier League games.

The bottom side went down 1-0 to Newcastle, following a 2-1 win at home to champions Chelsea.

But Hodgson says he saw some encouraging signs at St James' Park.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:44 am  

NFL Quarterback cannot wait to play at Twickenham tonight

Arizona Cardinals' American football quarterback Carson Palmer says he can't wait for his first taste of an NFL game in the UK.

They're at Twickenham to take on the Los Angeles Rams this evening.

Palmer's prepared to play in a unique atmosphere at England's home of rugby union.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:31 am  

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Lucy Mayer
Lucy is the News and Travel Editor. Find out more about her on the Presenters page.

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Luke Williams
Luke spends his free time playing synthesisers and watching old sitcoms. Journalism helps remind him of the 21st century.

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Chloe Norman
Chloe presents both news and travel - find out more about her on the Presenters page.

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Alex Loveridge
Alex loves watching tennis at Surbiton and Wimbledon and also plays a bit too. He swims at Richmond, but not in the Thames.

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Mike Oban
Mike enjoys playing and watching sports and is a budding football coach.

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Jacqui Kerr
Jacqui enjoys all sports and has had a go at most! She loves talking, current affairs, music, and walking her polar-bear-sized dog.

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David Walker
David´s philosophy is you only live once so go out and grab every opportunity no matter how small.

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Sharmeen Ziauddin
Sharmeen lives in Worcester Park and loves lie-ins, kittens, books, politics, make-up and anything with sugar in it, but hates Monday mornings with a vengeance.

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John Beesley
John lives in Hounslow. He enjoys beer and singing with barbershop quartets and choruses, though not necessarily in that order.

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Emily Dexter
Emily is creative and has wide-ranging interests.

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Amelia Beltrao
Amelia thinks living in New Malden definitely has its benefits: she gets the shops and beautiful riverside from Kingston, can walk her dogs on the common and visit the tennis in Wimbledon, as well as having a great range of Asian culture and cuisines on her high street.

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Abby Chitty
Abby is from Southfields and her favourite band of all time is The Killers.

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Nick Ellerby
Back in the UK after six years in Brazil, Nick is missing the sun. He's a big fan of cricket, stand-up comedy and all things radio.

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Katie Waple
Katie presents both news and travel - find out more about her on the Presenters page.

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Michael Maitland-Jones
Michael enjoys reading, swimming and playing songs on guitar.

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Annie Smith
Annie grew up in Molesey. You can often find her cycling (badly) along the tow path by the river in Kingston or walking her dog Scout in Bushy Park.

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