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Saturday, 3 March 2018

Championship side Birmingham have sacked manager and ex Wimbledon FC striker Steve Cotterill

He leaves after a 2-1 defeat at Nottingham Forest earlier - with the team in the relegation zone and two points from safety.

They've lost five straight league games.

Cotterill only took over in September - after replacing Harry Redknapp.

The club are now looking for their fifth permanent boss in 15 months.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

A jury has heard a Sutton resident “feigned trauma convincingly” to claim cash, food and clothing in the wake of the Grenfell fire

Joyce Msokeri told authorities she lost her husband in the disaster, despite allegedly being unmarried and living miles away.

She faces charges of fraud and is thought to have claimed aid meant for survivors left destitute from the fire.

The trial continues at Southwark Crown Court.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:04 pm  

Network rail is planning an overhaul of its toilet system

Toilet charges are due to be scrapped at many of London’s stations from 2019 due to a new funding deal from the government.

Also planned are drinking fountains for all stations, with a scheme due to be trialled at Charing Cross this month.

Charging for toilets generated nearly 5 million for Network Rail last year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:44 pm  

A burst water main in Crystal Palace has left a teenager recovering from a spinal injury without water to clean her wounds

Freezing temperatures caused two pipes to burst with around 100 properties affected.

Elizabeth Ludford says she needs clean water to keep her scars clean but can’t do it without water.

The 14 year old is recovering from surgery in January to treat the condition called scoliosis, which causes a curvature of the spine.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:41 pm  

A man charged with murder following a stabbing at a home in Hammersmith has been named by Police.

Stephen Blake is set to appear at Westminster Magistrates Court today after a man was found dead on Thursday.

The 32 year-old of Melrose Gardens in Hammersmith is thought to have known the victim who police believe to have identified.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:30 pm  

The future of Twickenham’s historic riverside could finally be decided at a meeting on Wednesday night.

The latest planning application is to be discussed by councillors.

The subject has been an emotive one, with many opposing plans to redevelop the embankment.

Residents who wish to go are being strongly urged to book their place with the council beforehand.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

Business owners in Wandsworth are being urged to share their views on a number of issues affecting the borough.

The council’s Economic Development Office is conducting two surveys.

It wants to hear views on their plans for investment, recruitment and meeting the challenges of Brexit.

Those starting up a business are also being asked about the challenges they face and what support they need.

The council will use the feedback to help shape the services it offers to businesses in the future.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

Hammersmith & Fulham Council is backing a campaign to make London a ‘National Park City’.

The council’s Cabinet is set to endorse the plans, which will aim to help Londoners better connect with nature, on Monday.

The campaign has been started by charity The National Park City Foundation.

It says green spaces and waterways will also get better protection against development in the same way as the country’s national parks.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

Over 160 tonnes of grit has been spread across Richmond over the last week.

Over 400 footways and 600 roads have received the treatment.

Around 163 tonnes of salt have also been distributed.

In addition 50 school entrances have been gritted.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

People in Richmond are being urged to volunteer as a “nature buddy.”

The council’s Let’s Go Outside & Learn programme aims to showcase the borough’s wildlife to residents.

Volunteers will receive regular training and support and lead activities to help residents discover the green spaces on their doorstep.

The council says parks and open spaces benefit our health and wellbeing as well as educate us about different varieties of nature.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:30 pm  

The effects of Brexit are being felt in Wandsworth as the Council works to provide advice to the 26 thousand EU nationals who live in the borough.

Hundreds of them have already gotten help from a specialist service commissioned from Citizens Advice Wandsworth by the Council.

Council leader Ravi Govindia says they have found many have little or no idea what their status will be after Brexit or what they have to do to get citizenship.

Information sessions are being planned for later this month and in the spring.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:31 pm  

More than two dozen cases of Scarlet Fever reported in South London
A suspected 23 cases of Scarlet Fever were reported in South London last week, according to government figures.

Six cases of the condition were reported in Bromley, and 10 cases in Sutton.

Symptoms include a sore throat, headache and fever, accompanied by a red rash that is rough to the touch.

The bacterial disease is highly contagious and most common in children under 10 years old.

Public Health England has seen a sharp rise in the incidences of Scarlet Fever this year.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:25 am  

Chelsea's Conte praised by Manchester City boss

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is a "master" tactician and will leave his mark on English football, that’s according to Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola.

The Italian adopted a 5-3-2 formation to guide Chelsea to the Premier League title in his first season in charge.

The Blues are 22 points adrift of leaders City this term, the two sides meet at Etihad Stadium on Sunday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:23 am  

Hammersmith gets funding to help improve air quality

Hammersmith is to benefit from new funding being allocated by Transport for London and the Mayor of London to speed up the switch to zero emission cars to help improve the capital’s air quality.

The funding is to be matched by the Council for a project with overall funding of £650,000.

The money will be used to set up a low emission zone in Hammersmith’s town Centre.

It will prioritise and encourage the use of clean vehicles. A zero emission street on Hammersmith Grove will be complimented with the installation of an electric taxi rank and a last mile courier hub.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:09 am  

Wandsworth Councillors back cleaner cars

Wandsworth Councillors are backing plans to boost electric vehicles ownership in the borough.

They’re investing £3 million to encourage cleaner cars.

The money will be used to install at least 227 charging lamp posts which will be offered on request to residents.

380 lamp posts are to be installed in Putney and Battersea to gauge demand with the scheme to be expanded if successful.

And a new e-car club will be set up to provide electric vehicles to hire by the hour, day or week.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:32 am  

Hounslow parking enforcers come under attack

Parking enforcers in Hounslow are being supported by the police after two incidents in February where they were threatened.

In one instance two parking officers were chased at the Brent Lea Controlled Parking Zone and an assailant pushed a bike onto one parking officer.

The other ran back to his car for safety. The man then violently smashed the car.

The second incident happened on London Road with the newly established night time parking enforcement. A group of six men approached the parking officer and one of them became aggressive.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:06 am  

Tooting shisha bar poisons upstairs residents

A new shisha bar in Tooting has been closed after it was discovered two families living above it in flats were being poisoned by carbon monoxide fumes.

Fumes from burning charcoal used in hookah pipes at Hook’d on Tooting High Street seeped into the residential properties.

Two families with small children were breathing in the gas and suffering its effects with headaches, vomiting and flu-like symptoms.

Council environmental health officers found dangerous levels of carbon monoxide present, but fortunately the families have made full recoveries.

The bar owners are looking at safer vaping products.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:07 am  

Friday, 2 March 2018

While roads are blocked, flights cancelled and trains tracks frozen the snow isn’t all bad

Richmond Park has been named in a list of top best spots to sledge, sleigh and even ski in London.

The best high-speed action comes courtesy of King Henry’s Mound.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:08 pm  

A man from Croydon has pleaded guilty to murder after attacking a woman with a hammer

Lucian Stinci admitted to killing 36 year-old Florina Pastina who died from critical head injuries following the attack last July.

The court heard how he developed an “obsessive” infatuation with the primary school teacher who lived at the same address as him.

Stinci, who also pleaded guilty to actual bodily harm and unlawful wounding, will be sentenced next Tuesday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:21 pm  

A beauty salon owner in Hounslow has been fined after it was found that he was offering licensable sunbed treatments without a licence

Marcin Durkacz has been ordered to pay £500 and an added £1000 in costs after council officers made three visits to the premises.

Paradise Beauty Studio in Bellview Court has ceased trading now, but ignored warnings from the first two inspections.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:49 pm  

There’s been a break-in at Tesco Express in Ashford

Police were called to Staines Road West early this morning to reports of a group of people making off in a silver vehicle.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Surrey Police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:47 pm  

Councillors in Richmond are to decide whether to accept a proposed Government social care precept

They say central Government wants to impose the 2% increase on social care.

Yesterday, Jackie News reported on how council tax in the borough is to go up this year.

Richmond has saved £56 million since 2011, and is the lowest funded authority in the capital.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Banquet Records in Kingston is going plastic free

The music shop in Eden Street has started handing out cotton bags and is asking customers to re-use them.

Owner Jon Tolley says it’s time to say No to plastic.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

A man’s been stabbed to death in Hammersmith

Police were called to reports of an incident in Melrose Gardens just before 6pm yesterday.

The 42 year old died at the scene.

A 32-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder.

Police say the pair were known to each other.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Advice from St Helier hospital is to only go to A&E if necessary

Bosses say the adverse weather is having an effect on services.

They're asking you to only visit the department if absolutely necessary.

They also say that if you are unsure if you need A&E, call 111 first before travelling in.

NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:40 pm  

Around 600 drug-driving arrests were made in Surrey last year

On the third anniversary of the new legislation Surrey Police has published the statistics.

The legislation introduced in 2015 equips officers with a DrugWipe kit.

Figures show that 90% of the offenders were young males and indicate a spike in arrests at night or in the early hours suggesting a link to night-time culture.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

The son of a woman from Claygate, who killed her husband, says he is “overjoyed” she can challenge her murder conviction

63 year old Sally Challen was jailed for a minimum of 22 years after Richard was found dead in August 2010.

At the Court of Appeal yesterday, her lawyers argued she killed her "controlling" husband after enduring years of psychological abuse.

David says he is "thankful we are being allowed the opportunity to explore this issue further".

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Hounslow Council has taken back its services from beleaguered Carillion

Its contract with the firm, which managed its parks, cemeteries and allotments, came to an end yesterday.

The management and construction firm went into liquidation in January.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

Quins says its match against Bath has been postponed tonight because fans won’t be able to travel by train

Waterloo predicts it will close at 8 o’clock.

The Twickenham based club says the match will be played on Sunday instead.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:29 pm  

Premier League side Crystal Palace have signed former Brazil goalkeeper Diego Cavalieri until the end of the season.

The deal's been expected for some time.

He joins with second-choice keeper Julian Speroni out injured - to give competition to Wales international Wayne Hennessey.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:01 pm  

Almost 400 tonnes of grit has been spread across Croydon

That’s the equivalent of 2,300 miles of road.

The council says main roads are their priority, followed by pavements and shopping parades.

Most waste and recycling collections have continued as normal.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Spelthorne Council has obtained its first Confiscation Order under the proceeds of crime act

John Lee, who was trading as ‘Heatherdale Car Sales,’ has been found guilty after breaching five counts of the Town and Country Planning Act.

He was selling vehicles on land in front of Walton Bridge Road and continued to operate at the location despite a conviction last year.

He’s been ordered to repay over £35,000 or face a 20 month prison sentence.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

A coroner’s court heard how a cyclist collided with a pedestrian on the New Kings Road in Fulham during the RideLondon mass riding event in July last year.

66 year old Diana Barimore from Fulham suffered critical head and chest injuries.

She was walking her dog Bertie, and chose to cross the road against the advice of a ride marshal who told her to use an official crossing point.

Ms Barimore was taken to St George's Hospital in Tooting where she developed pneumonia and died on August the 31st.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:18 pm  

More school closures as Storm Emma meets The Beast from the East

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:56 am  

Councillors in Richmond are to decide whether to accept a proposed Government social care precept

They say central Government wants to impose the 2% increase on social care.

Yesterday, Jackie News reported on how council tax in the borough is to go up this year.

Richmond has saved £56 million since 2011, and is the lowest funded authority in the capital.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:38 am  

Hounslow Council has taken back its services from beleaguered Carillion

Its contract with the firm, which managed its parks, cemeteries and allotments, came to an end yesterday.

The management and construction firm went into liquidation in January.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:38 am  

A man has died following a house fire in Coulsdon

Six fire engines and 35 firefighters and officers were called to Downland Close just before 7 yesterday morning.

Majority of the first floor, around half the ground floor and a section of the roof were damaged by flames.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:37 am  

Not all fans are happy about tickets for the Rolling Stones’ first UK tour in 13 years going on sale this morning

Tickets for Part 2 of The Stones – No Filter tour went on sale at 9am.

But a pre-sale, especially for American Express card holders on Wednesday, revealed ticket prices of up to £800.

The tour will finish on June the 19th at Twickenham Stadium where pit tickets cost £89 followed by a £10 booking fee per ticket.

This has led fans to take to social media to ask “when did it become acceptable to charge almost £100 for basic tickets.”

Meanwhile, it seems some tickets are changing hands over the web already for £1,000.

The tour begins in Dublin on May the 17th.

It remains to be seen whether fans will get the satisfaction they’re after.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:57 am  

Anisa Topan from Chessington is among the thousands trying to put a stop to oil drilling

A woman from Chessington has joined the fight to try and put a stop to proposals for oil drilling at an area of outstanding beauty.

Anisa Topan is one of 99,000 people who have so far signed a petition calling for an end to the practice at Leith Hill.

Residents want the Environment Agency to refuse Europa Oil and Gas an exploration permit.

Anisa explains why any drilling could be detrimental.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:55 am  

Richmond and Wandsworth are teaming up to tackle homelessness and loneliness

A new scheme is encouraging elderly homeowners to offer a room to someone who needs one, in return for companionship and support.

Both councils are working with Home Share UK to deliver the initiative, which is already being used by other authorities.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:49 am  

Secondary school places rise in Hounslow

Hounslow Council says its offers of secondary school places in the borough is on the rise.

Ninety-three percent of Hounslow pupils starting secondary school in September have been offered a place at one of their six preferred schools.

Sixty-four percent got their first preference.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:04 am  

Thursday, 1 March 2018

Support for homeless people in Hounslow over the cold snap

As the Beast from the East continues to take its toll, life on the streets is set to get even harder for homeless people.

With this in mind, Hounslow Council has put special measures in place to support those sleeping rough.

The Shelter Project Hounslow allows them to access a different church each night of the week.

All guests are given bedding, toiletries and offered a hot evening meal and breakfast.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:05 pm  

NHS in Tooting appeals for blood donation after cold weather drop

The NHS needs more blood donations to meet local hospital demands.

The freezing temperatures and snow have seen session cancellations and stopped many people from attending.

Tooting Donor Centre is appealing for donors for a session this Sunday from 8am to 12.30pm.

You can visit for more information and a donor appointment.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:31 pm  

Wanted man from Colliers Wood

Police are appealing for help to trace wanted man from Colliers Wood.

34 year old Cameron Johnson has failed to meet his bail requirements.

He is black, around 5 ft 6 with shoulder length dark hair and is often in the Hounslow and Feltham areas.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:29 pm  

Surrey Minority Ethnic Forum gets national recognition

A group in Surrey which aims to tackle violence against women, is receiving praise tonight.

The Surrey Minority Ethnic Forum has been recognised for its work in tackling violence against women and girls.

It’s after a national report published by criminal justice charity ‘Revolving Doors Agency’ referenced the programme.

The document looked at seven case studies highlighting the work that Police and Crime Commissioners are doing to address the problem.

The forum aims to raise awareness and create safe spaces for women to come forward if they have been abused.

They also provide sessions on topics such as Female Genital Mutilation, honour based violence and forced marriage, taking place across Surrey.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:23 pm  

Crystal Palace defenders back from injury

Roy Hodgson hopes to have a couple of his players back from injury for Monday's game against Manchester United.

He’s revealed defenders Martin Kelly and Jeffrey Schlupp have both been training this week.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:31 pm  

Tube station could be renamed in tribute to Grenfell victims

An historic tube station is to be renamed in tribute to the Grenfell Tower victims.

Latimer Road on the Hammersmith & City Line is the nearest station to the devastated high rise.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan made the announcement on LBC this morning.

A public consultation will be held.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:25 pm  

A woman has been rescued from a fourth floor flat fire in Southfields

A small part of the balcony at the four-roomed flat in Stoford Close was damaged by the blaze.

The woman was taken to hospital suffering smoke inhalation.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

A man from Walton has been found guilty of causing the death of a 13 year old boy

Businessman Matthew Cobden lost control of his £1.2 million Ferrari while taking Alexander Worth for a drive in it in August 2016.

Winchester Crown Court heard he had "accelerated uncontrollably" causing the car to hit a fence and overturn.

He’ll be sentenced on March the 26th.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:22 pm  

Sky has signed a partnership deal with Netflix

It could mean the Osterley based media giant and Netflix combine their content, so the online streaming service is available on the Sky Q service.

Earlier this week, a similar agreement was announced with the music app Spotify.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:03 pm  

Firefighters are urging people to stay well away from frozen ponds, and lakes, after rescuing a dog in Teddington last night

A man and woman were walking their Greyhound off the lead in Langdon Park when it became stuck on an island off of a lake.

Firefighters used a specialist boat, which is carried on a fire rescue unit, to reach the dog.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:56 pm  

A businessman from Walton has been found guilty of causing the death of a 13 year old boy by carelessly driving his Ferrari

Winchester Crown Court heard Matthew Cobden "accelerated uncontrollably" on a farm lane in Hampshire in August 2016.

He'd offered Alexander Worth a ride when the car hit a fence post, flipped over and threw the pair out.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

A woman from Claygate who murdered her abusive husband has won her bid to challenge her conviction

Georgina Challen, known as Sally, lashed out at her husband Richard, at their £1million home in 2011.

She beat him with a hammer more than 20 times.

At her trial, the prosecution portrayed her as a jealous wife hell-bent on revenge and she was sentenced to life, with a minimum of 18 years.

Today, the mother-of-two's legal team told the Court of Appeal that a 2015 change in the law that makes exerting ‘coercive or controlling behaviour’ a criminal offence should now be taken into consideration.

Her son, David believes she should be given a retrial due to the abuse she suffered at the hands of his father.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

A cyclist has been seriously injured in Oxshott

The rider, a man in his 20s, was in collision with a car in Fairoak Lane just before 9 o’clock this morning.

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

Council tax is going up in Richmond

The Council is blaming Government funding cuts for the move.

Richmond is the lowest funded council in the capital.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:55 pm  

A fire has broken out in Thames Ditton

Firefighters are tackling a blaze at a boat house in Thames Ditton.

Crews were called to the site in Portsmouth Road just after 9 o'clock this morning.

Sarah Onions reports:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:12 pm  

Robot carries out knee replacement

Surgeons at Chelsea and Westminster hospital have carried out their first robotic total knee replacement operation.

They say the technique helps to speed up the recovery time as well as reducing the post-operative pain.

The procedure was performed last Friday on a 77 year old man.

It’s one of the first times this technology has been available on the NHS.

Only 2 other hospitals in the UK currently perform this type of surgery.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:48 am  

A family in Surbiton are appealing for help to find vital documents that were stolen from their car.

Alla Entickap was shopping Hersham when someone broke into her car and stole Russian passports and an English birth certificate.

The incident took place opposite Alleycatz on Molesey Road between three and four o’clock on Monday afternoon.

Replacement documents could take up to five months and the family have flights to Russia booked in July.

Alla explains why she desperately needs the documents back:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:47 am  

More school closures as Beast from the East takes hold in SW London and Surrey

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:09 am  

The 2017 Wandsworth Design winners have been announced

A school, new student accommodation and a pub are among the six awarded.

A project to restore an ice house in Tooting, buildings that were used to store ice right up to the 1950s, has also been given a winning prize.

The contest aims to give public recognition to projects that make a positive contribution to the local area.

Wandsworth’s Mayor, Leslie McDonell will present the awards at a presentation to be held at the University of Roehampton in March.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 am  

30,000 flights to and from Heathrow cancelled

Tens of thousands of travellers will face flight cancellations today at Heathrow because of the severe weather.

The airport has cancelled around 30,000 further booked flights both to and from Heathrow with airlines cancelling around 200 departures.

British Airways has been the worst affected, with long-haul cancellations including to Boston, New York and Philadelphia.

The airline has said they’ve merged some of their flights today and tomorrow to ensure they protect the rest of the schedule.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 am  

Grenfell fire survivor faces jail time over suspected cannabis oil factory

A survivor of the Grenfell Tower fire in North Kensington is facing time behind bars after remains of a cannabis oil factory were found in the wreckage.

35-year old Eamon Zada who is now living in a hotel in was arrested after cuttings, butane gas canisters and an oven were discovered.

Investigators say he had produced enough cannabis oil to last one user 140 days and he’s now a key participant in the inquiry.

Yesterday, Zada pleaded guilty to one count of being concerned in the supply of the drug. He’ll be sentenced next week.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:22 am  

Details of Croydon's Local Plan set out

Croydon’s Local Plan 2018 has been formally adopted.

It sets out the vision for the borough’s growth and development for the next 18 years.

The plan will see the building of around 30,000 new homes, the revival of Croydon’s centres and strategies to improve infrastructure such as transport hubs.

Councillor Alison Butler says the plan is excellent news for the borough as it ensures Croydon’s future.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:29 am  

Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Small explosion at waste depot in Hounslow

Hounslow Council have praised the staff of a waste depot in their quick reactions to putting out a fire on Monday

A small explosion happened during the baling process, which occurs after plastics and metals are separated and prepared for recycling.

On-site staff put out the fire using hand-held fire extinguishers.

The depot resumed business as usual afterwards, with no waste or recycling collections affected as a result.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:05 pm  

A man has been charged with the murder of an LGBT rights campaigner who was stabbed to death

Julian Aubrey was discovered in his home in West Kensington last October.

48-year-old Enrique Facelli will appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court tomorrow.

Police say four other men arrested on suspicion of murder remain released under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:50 pm  

Three teenagers have been charged with the murder of a 19-year-old

Lewis Blackman was stabbed to death following a party in Kensington 11 days ago.

All three will appear at Croydon Magistrates' Court tomorrow.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:37 pm  

Youth projects in Croydon to get £250,000

Youth projects and community groups that work to help young people in Croydon are to benefit from a boost of a quarter of a million pounds

The cash will be used to support early-stage funding for groups that wish to start initiatives to support young people.

It will also help existing groups reach more youngsters in the borough.

The funding was announced by councillor Alisa Flemming, at Monday’s cabinet meeting.

The youth work will be funded by the 2018/2019 budget.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:42 pm  

A man has been left with serious head injuries after a fight in Virginia Water this morning

It happened between 7am and 9am on Lyne Road, and police are appealing for witnesses or further information.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:40 pm  

Grenfell Tower fire survivor dies months on from the tragedy

A woman rescued from the 19th floor of Grenfell Tower has died months on from the disaster

Maria Del Pilar Burton, known as Pily, had been in hospital ever since her home was destroyed by the flames in June.

She suffered from serious long-term health conditions and the cause of her death hasn't been made known.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:33 pm  

UPDATE: Two men attempted to abduct a young girl in broad daylight in Croydon

The 13-year-old was forced into an alleyway at knife point and her hands were tied together.

The incident happened between three and four o’clock on Sunday.

The victim got off the 250 bus from Brixton Hill to Norbury and was walking in Granville Gardens.

When the men became distracted she managed to escape.

The first suspect is described as a white man, aged 18 to 23 years old, around 5ft 9ins tall, with short brown hair, blue eyes and a London accent.

He had a black mask covering half his face, and was wearing a thin black Jacket, blue work-style trousers, white trainers and a Nike bag.

The second suspect is described as white man, aged 25 to 29 years old, approximately 5ft 7ins tall, with blue eyes; and wearing a black balaclava, grey hoodie, black trousers and white trainers.

No similar crimes have been reported.

Anyone with any information should contact 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:05 pm  

An investigation into drugs supply in Hounslow has concluded with three arrests

Three people have been arrested for drugs supply as part of an investigation in Hounslow.

9 people have been arrested in total throughout the operation, which looked into the supply of Class A drugs in the Grove Road area.

Jake Mitchell, Amis Maganga and Danielle Fowler were sentenced to a combined jail term of over 17 years.

£6000 in cash and nearly £37,500 in Class A drugs was also seized, including over 300 grams of Heroin.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:06 pm  

Tooting mum receives honorary OBE

A mum from Tooting who founded a Wandsworth-based autism charity has received an honorary OBE

55 year old Karen Sorab is founder and chair of trustees of Beyond Autism and has been recognised for her services to education.

She launched the charity in 2000 because there were no autism-specific schools in the area at that time.

Mrs Sorab drove its growth from a small classroom for three pupils into a charity running two independent schools educating 80 students.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

Positive response to new plans for London's cycle superhighway

Over half of the people who responded to the Mayor of London’s plans for a new cycling superhighway support the idea.

The proposal includes nearly 6km of segregated cycle track on roads from Kensington Olympia to Brentford town centre.

In total, nearly 12km of segregated cycle route would be added to the capital’s streets including Chiswick High Road and Brentford High Street.

TfL is now analysing all responses and will publish the next steps later this year.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

Do you recognise this man? Police believe he is connected to a harassment claim in Epsom

Police have released the e-fit of a man they would like to speak to in connection with an allegation of harassment in Epsom.

A woman claimed that she had seen a man in her garden on three separate occasions between December 2017 and January 2018.

You can find the e-fit on our Jackie News Twitter feed.

If you recognise the man contact 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

A man from Epsom who was accused of running a brothel has been acquitted

36 year old Borys Bobinski was charged with controlling prostitution for gain.

After allegations that premises on the High Street were being used as a brothel.

Bobinski pleaded not guilty in August 2017.

His trial was due to start on Monday, but the prosecution offered no evidence and he was found not guilty.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

Works are causing misery for drivers in Barnes

Rocks Lane Bridge outside Barnes station is restricted to single lane operation whilst it undergoes a £2 million repair project.

Work is being carried out from now until mid - July.

Network Rail says the work is vital “to ensure the bridge continues to be able to carry the high level of traffic which uses it.”

Stay tuned to Jackie for the latest travel across the period.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 am  

Travellers face another day of chaos over flights as the Beast from the East brings more snowfall

Flights from Heathrow bore the brunt of cancellations yesterday with more than 40 flights in and out of the airport cancelled.

Most of the flights are with British Airways and passengers are advised to check with their airline before travelling to the airport.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

Two men attempted to abduct a young girl in broad daylight in Croydon

The 13-year-old was forced into an alleyway at knife point and her hands tied together, police told the Mirror.

The incident happened between 2.45pm and 4.20pm on Sunday after the victim got off the 250 bus from Brixton Hill to Norbury.

While the two men were talking and distracted, the victim managed to escape.

Police are now appealing for witnesses and have stepped up patrols in the area.

Anyone with information should call 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:06 am  

The teenager at the centre of a Twitter row with Kingston’s Council leader claims other councillors have now blocked him on social media

James Giles says he was doing his civic duty when he called out Conservative Kevin Davis for his links to developers CNM estates.

He asked the leader whether the fact his son works for the company was a conflict of interest.

This led to Mr Davis calling the 17 year old “vile” on Twitter.

That in turn was followed by a petition calling for the Council leader to resign, which has so far been signed by more than 2,000 people.

Now, James says other councillors, including his own, have blocked him.

He says the fact they don’t want to engage with him is “sad and amusing” as well as “daft.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 am  

Solution sought for Richmond level crossing issue

Network Rail has agreed to find a long term solution to the “level crossing” issue in Richmond.

There are seven such crossings in the borough including in North Sheen, Mortlake and Strawberry Hill.

More than 350 trains pass through each day.

Residents and businesses say the constant idling traffic when the barriers are down is having a detrimental environmental effect.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:04 am  

St George's Hospital compensate boy left nearly blind

St George’s Hospital has admitted full liability for injuries which left a boy nearly blind due to medical failures.

A court has awarded the child 8.5-million pounds in compensation from the NHS.

The boy, now eleven, was born prematurely at the hospital in Tooting in 2006. Doctors failed to treat a condition they were aware of and which posed a threat to his vision.

The hospital has apologised to his family.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:17 am  

Wimbledon go down at home to Blackburn

In League One action AFC Wimbledon went down to a 3-nill loss to Blackburn at Kingsmeadow.

In the National League South weather forced the postponement of the Hampton & Richmond Borough, Hungerford game at the Beveree Stadium.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:08 am  

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Surrey Roads Police have gone paperless

The team says the majority of its work is done on specialised phone apps.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:04 pm  

Action has been taken to stop anti-social behaviour at hotel bar in Isleworth

Strict licence conditions have been imposed on Terminal 6 at the Osterley Park Hotel.

It’s after the Council received complaints about alleged noise nuisance and anti-social behaviour.

The conditions imposed include CCTV, staff training, an anti-drugs policy and door supervisors on Friday and Saturday evenings.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:11 pm  

A man from Ashford has been given a suspended sentence for downloading indecent images of children

George Corr had previously pleaded guilty to the offence following the discovery of over a thousand images on his computer’s hard drive in 2016.

The 25-year-old, who appeared at Kingston Crown Court, will also have a sexual harm prevention order against him for 15 years.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:10 pm  

A former Mayor and leader of Spelthorne Council has died

Gerry Ceaser from Sunbury passed away at St Peter’s hospital after a short illness.

The 75 year old was leader of the Council twice and also served two mayoral terms.

He was awarded Honorary Freeman of the Borough in recognition of his voluntary service to the community.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:05 pm  

Croydon Council has welcomed the news vital upgrades to train lines through central Croydon are a step closer

The authority’s been lobbying government for urgent improvements to the Brighton Main Line, specifically in the East Croydon area.

It wants to increase the number of trains into central London per hour and reduce over-crowding on services.

Network Rail’s announced its received funding from the Department for Transport to draw up designs for track and station work.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:04 pm  

There’s been a 140% increase in information received on slavery in Surrey over the past year

Wallington based charity Crimestoppers has launched a new campaign today to tackle what it calls a “growing issue.”

It says modern slavery has many forms to look out for including inappropriate clothing, isolation and injury.

The charity is urging people across the county to be aware and watch out for the signs.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

The driver of a Ferrari involved in a crash that killed a teenage boy has apologised in court for not asking him to wear a seatbelt

Matthew Cobden from Walton told Winchester Crown Court he believed there was a fault with the £1.2 million supercar.

He had taken 13 year old Alexander Worth for a ride in August 2016, when the vehicle lost control and crashed into a fence.

Mr Cobden, who denies causing death by careless driving, says there was a sudden surge of power when he pressed the accelerator.

The trial continues.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

Kingston loses out on first ever London Borough of Culture award

Lucy Mayer has this report.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

A couple from Egham have been jailed for a combined total of more than 12 years

It’s after they failed to pay back over £1.4 million in criminal gains made through flouting the planning system.

Runnymede Council has been pursuing members of the Beach family because of unauthorised use of land at Padd Farm in Hurst Lane.

Daniel Charles Beach and Linda Mary Beach used the land to store waste and freight containers along with other industrial activities.

After prison Mr and Mrs Beach will still have to pay the outstanding money with interest payments.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

A man from Mitcham has been ordered to pay over £3,000 after he dumped car parts and other rubbish next to a country lane in Reigate

Officers found the fly tip in a secluded spot off Whitehall Lane behind South Park Football Club.

They traced the owner of the items John Thoroughgood from Mitcham from evidence found among the rubbish.

As he was unemployed, the court decided that the total would be deducted from his benefits.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Harlequins Ladies will use International Women’s Day on March the 8th to call for gender equality in sport

The Twickenham based team says it wants to put women at the heart of rugby.

This year’s theme is Press for Progress.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

Do you recognise this man? Police believe he is connected to a break-in in Weybridge

Police are trying to identify a man who may be connected to a break-in in Weybridge.

The Prezzo on Church Street was broken into twice in January.

During the first break in three men broke in to the address and stole a safe before leaving in a transit van

During the second incident a man broke in through a skylight on the roof and escaped with the till cash drawer and contents.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

UPDATED: Two men have died in a fire in Tolworth

Eight fire engines and 58 firefighters were called to the blaze above A3 Food and Wine with flats above in Tolworth Rise South just before 5am.

The roof and first floor of the property were damaged by fire.

Five people suffered smoke inhalation and have been taken to hospital.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:13 am  

A man has died in a fire in Tolworth

Eight fire engines and 58 firefighters were called to the blaze at shops with flats above in Tolworth Rise South just before 5am.

The roof and first floor of the property were damaged by fire.

Five people suffered smoke inhalation and have been taken to hospital.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:22 am  

Can you help find these three wanted men from Croydon?

As part of the 'fugitive unit month of action' Croydon police have released three pictures of men they are trying to track down.

All three are wanted for different reasons, but they all call Croydon home.

Khabar Anwarpour (left) is wanted for failing to appear at court and has links Bromley.

Killian Walton (middle) is wanted in connection with allegations of harassment. He has links to Ireland.

Tevin Anderson (right) is wanted on recall to prison. He has links to Lewisham.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:13 am  

Who will be named the first ever London Borough of Culture? Could it be Kingston?

We’ll find out later this morning who will be named London Borough of Culture 2019.

The competition was launched by London’s Mayor Sadiq Khan last June.

22 bids were received from authorities including Croydon, Merton and Kingston.

Mayor of Kingston, Julie Pickering, explains why the first ever London Borough of Culture award should go to Kingston.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

Fire in Tolworth update

A fire has broken out in Tolworth this morning.

The blaze is currently raging above A3 Food and Wine and the building next door. 58 firefighters are at the scene.

Much of the roof has been destroyed and the windows on the top floor have been blown out.

It is unclear if there are any injuries at this time but police are in attendance.

The A3 traffic has not been majorly affected but the slip road is closed as well as the pedestrian subway.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:08 am  

A fire in Tolworth is affecting a slip road off the A3

58 firefighters and 8 fire engines are in attendance to the semi-detached house on Elm Close.

The building can be seen on fire behind the trees just off the A3.

The fire brigade were called at 4.55, and we’ll have more details as it develops.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:06 am  

The Blue Badge hospital parking fees are starting to affect traffic

Traffic has “become worse” around Kingston Hospital since charges for Blue Badge holders were introduced at the end of last month.

That’s the view of some residents and patients who are calling for the controversial scheme to be reversed.

Blue Badge holders have taken to parking outside of the hospital’s carpark on double yellow lines along busy Galsworthy Road.

Their badge allows them to park on double yellows for up to 3 hours.

But people living nearby say that is making the route even more congested and dangerous.

Kingston Hospital is currently carrying out a three month review of the new system which it’s thought will bring in £250,000 a year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:38 am  

Richmond is leading the UK's fight against diabetes

Richmond has the lowest rate of diabetes in the UK, at nearly half the national average.

Figures released today by Diabetes UK is showing the number of people with the condition has more than doubled over the last 20 years.

The charity is calling for stricter restrictions both on junk food advertising to children, and supermarket price promotions for unhealthy foods.

Bradford in West Yorkshire had the highest rate, at just over one in ten, while in Richmond it’s just 3.6%.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:05 am  

Monday, 26 February 2018

Work starts on Legacy in Thornton Heath

Work is about to begin on Legacy, Thornton Health’s new £6.5 million state of the art youth zone.

The site on Whitehorse Road will offer young people a range of world class facilities and activities and will be developed by charity OnSide.

Contractors are due to arrive at the site this month to kick off the extensive programme of works which will see completion by 2019.

Thanks to a £3.25 million investment from Croydon Council it will be open every night throughout the year to people aged between 8 and 19.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:11 pm  

Knife arches are being trialled inside McDonald's restaurants across London

Police say Knife arches are being trialled at McDonald’s restaurants across London.

The restaurant at North End in Croydon was one of the first to try them for a day in November and December last year.

They detect metal as people walk through them, which were manned by a team of six police officers on hand to distribute leaflets.

The devices are the latest plan by Scotland Yard’s Operation Sceptre to tackle knife crime across London.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:54 pm  

Carshalton and Wallington MP says child poverty figures are 'a scandal'.

Carshalton and Wallington’s MP says child poverty figures released last month are “a scandal.”

Lib Dem Tom Brake is calling on the Government to take urgent action to save the next generation.

Figures released by the End Child Poverty Coalition revealed one child out of every four is living in poverty in the constituency.

There are now constituencies in the UK where more than half of children are growing up in poverty.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:19 pm  

The Rolling Stones are rolling into town

The Rolling Stones are coming back to their home turf.

They’ll wrap up their Stones – No Filter tour to Twickenham Stadium on June the 19th.

It’s their first UK tour in 5 years.

Tickets go on sale on Friday.

Mick Jagger says “We are looking forward to getting back onstage in the summer and playing to fans in the UK and Ireland. It’s always exhilarating going to cities we haven’t played for quite a while and also some new venues for us.’’

For more info, click here
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Flights cancelled out of Heathrow

Hundreds of flights across Europe have been cancelled because of the severe weather.

British Airways scrapped more than 60 short haul flights either departing or arriving from Heathrow.

Airports in Rome, Stockholm and Bergen have also suffered significant disruption.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

A driver has admitted killing three teenage boys he hit at more than 70mph in Hayes as they walked to a birthday party

Jaynesh Chudasama lost control of his car while trying to overtake another vehicle in January.

17 year old Harry Rice and 16-year-olds George Wilkinson and Josh McGuinness, died after he hit them on their way to a football centre.

The 28 year old admitted three counts of causing death by dangerous driving.

Prosecutors say it was estimated Chudasama was more than two-and-a-half times the legal drink-drive limit at the time of the crash.

He will be sentenced on March the 9th.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

People in Elmbridge are being asked about how safe they feel

The council wants to know about people’s fear of crime, and the actual levels of crime experienced.

The consultation is on until the 19th of March on the council’s website, with the results due to be published in April.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Hammersmith boxer George Groves asks for postponement

World champion George Groves has asked for his World Boxing Super Series final with fellow British fighter Callum Smith to be postponed by a month to July.

The WBA super-middleweight title holder from Hammersmith was this morning having a "minor operation" on the shoulder he dislocated in his win over Chris Eubank Junior.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

Major scam awareness event coming to Twickenham Stadium on March the 10th

Head of the Met Police Cressida Dick will address crowds at Twickenham Stadium next month.

She’ll join other prominent figures and celebrity Gloria Hunniford in warning about the dangers of online and phone scams.

Police officer Les Jackson is urging as many people as possible to come to the event.

He says you shouldn’t be embarrassed about falling victim to this type of crime, because scammers are everywhere.

The Crime Prevention and Scam Awareness Event is taking place on March the 10th. For more information, click here
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Flurries turn South West London and Surrey into a snow globe

Heavy snow has begun to fall in parts of the UK, causing disruption to roads and public transport.

Amber snow warnings have been issued for north-east, central and south-eastern England for tomorrow, and eastern Scotland on Wednesday.

Freezing temperatures are expected to continue into the week ahead.

In SW London and Surrey, small flurries have hit areas like Wisley Gardens, as Aimee Plutsick caught on video earlier.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

Several “outdated” by-laws involving parks are to be replaced in Wandsworth

One such law that is still in effect forbids cattle, sheep and goats being taken into parks.

The council says the new regulations will aim to protect the borough’s green spaces from vandalism and anti-social behaviour

The new rules have already been adopted by 14 other authorities in London.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:30 pm  

Croydon Council has completed new post-Grenfell measures to prevent fires

Croydon Council has completed work to retrospectively fit fire sprinklers in the first of 26 of its tower blocks.

A week after the Grenfell tragedy last June, Croydon was the first council to announce it would retrofit sprinklers in its high-rise blocks.

The 10-storey building’s sprinkler system in College Green, Upper Norwood, became operational today.

Council contractors have already begun work on three more council blocks.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:45 pm  

A driver's admitted killing three teenage boys in a car crash in Hayes

28-year-old Jaynesh Chudasama was driving an Audi that hit three friends exactly a month ago.

They were among a group who were walking to a birthday party at a football club.

He'll be sentenced on March the 9th.

Detective Sergeant Jane Shaw of the Serious Collision Investigation Unit said: "Three key decisions were made that night, the first by Chudasama, the driver, who decided to drive having consumed alcohol and then running from the scene, followed by the decisions of two young men who decided to stay at the devastating scene and detain him. These actions speak volumes as to the characters of the three.

"The parents of the boys whose lives were so tragically ended have, while dealing with overwhelming grief, made efforts to highlight the human cost of dangerous driving in the hope that other families can be spared the pain that they now face.

"In a matter of moments, three young lives were over. The loss is immeasurable"
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:06 pm  

The MP for Brentford and Isleworth is running the Surrey half marathon next month in memory of her late sister

Helen Cadbury was an author in York, and taught creative writing at a women’s prison for over five years.

She passed away in June last year.

Ruth Cadbury will be doing the run for Macmillan Cancer Support on March 11th.

She’s started a Just-Giving page for sponsorships.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

A man has had a knife pulled on him by a man trying to jump the queue in the Chicken Cottage in Streatham Hill

Details have just emerged about the incident on Wednesday the 7th of February, at around 4 o'clock.

There were many children in the shop at the time, including the man’s young son and niece.

The suspect is described as a black male, around 5ft 7in tall, of slim build, a dark-coloured patchy beard and a south London accent.

He was wearing a black jacket with the hood up, black trousers, dark-coloured trainers and a rucksack.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:22 am  

Two Kingston University graduates are making an alternative to MDF with potato peelings

An old style of MDF is no longer widely used in the US for being bound with chemicals such as Formaldehyde, but Chips-board contains nothing harmful.

It started as the final year project of Rob Nicol and Rowan Minkley, but has now attracted major business attention.

Here's Jackie's Luke Williams' full interview with Rob.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:10 am  

US international leaves Chelsea Ladies

Chelsea Ladies have confirmed that United States international Crystal Dunn has left the club to join NWSL side North Carolina Courage.

Dunn joined the Blues in January 2017 and won the WSL Spring series and reached the quarter-finals of the Women's Champions League with the club.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:07 am  

Judge says cuts are slowing down justice system

A senior judge has criticised government cuts to the courts which he says are slowing down the justice system.

Speaking at the opening of a trial at Inner London Crown Court last week, Judge Owen Davies QC said he’d been forced to extend each days lunch hour by about twenty minutes because of canteen closures to allow jurors time to leave the building and find suitable refreshments.

Canteens at many of London’s Crown courts, including Kingston and Wood Green, have been replaced by vending machines.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:29 am  

Sunday, 25 February 2018

If you’ve ever fancied learning French, Hammersmith is the place to head to...

French speakers now have their very own second-hand bookshop.

La Librairie has opened up in King Street.

Organisers say it’s to “satisfy an unquenched demand for books in the French language.”

The shelves contain everything from classic and contemporary fiction, to cookery books and comics.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:53 pm  

Manchester United are back up to second in the Premier League after a 2-1 victory over champions Chelsea at Old Trafford

The result means the Londoners slip out of the top four - with Tottenham replacing them in the Champions League places.

They beat Crystal Palace 1-nil thanks to a late goal by Harry Kane.

Palace are still only out of the relegation zone on goal difference.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:07 pm  

A motorcyclist remains in a critical condition in hospital following a crash in Crystal Palace earlier this morning

The man in his late 20s collided with a car outside a petrol station in Anerley Road just after 9.30.

The driver involved stopped at the scene and is assisting police with their enquiries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:25 pm  

Officers are continuing to appeal for information after a woman was sexually assaulted in Horsell in Woking

The victim was walking along the alleyway between Church Close and Wilson Way last Thursday afternoon at around quarter past 4, when a man attacked her.

The suspect’s described as black, in his early 40s and around 5 foot 7, with what appeared to be a gold tooth and ring.

He was wearing a three-quarter length green parka, with a burnt orange collar visible underneath.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:07 pm  

Hounslow Council’s Adult and Community Education Service has been rated `Good' by Ofsted

It follows an inspection at the end of last month.

The report found the service meets a broad range of community needs and helps many vulnerable learners.

It was last inspected in 2014.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:13 pm  

At least one person has been injured and roads remain closed following a collision in Feltham

Emergency services were called to reports of a crash on the Uxbridge Road between Hanworth Road and Hounslow Road earlier this afternoon.

Hanworth Police have posted on Twitter asking people to avoid the area where possible.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:12 pm  

Officers continue appeal for information following aggravated burglary in Weston Green

Surrey Police are continuing to appeal for information following a burglary in Weston Green on Wednesday evening.

A mother and her child were threatened by four men, who broke into their home near the Imber Court Sports Club, and stole a large amount of money and jewellery.

The suspects were wearing bomber jackets, baseball caps and face coverings, and are believed to have had Eastern European accents.

An earring matching one of those stolen can be seen below. Officers are urging anyone who sees an identical one to contact them on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:48 pm  

Harlequins Ladies aim to make history

Harlequins Rugby is aiming to make history next month when the Twickenham based Ladies’ team take on rivals Richmond.

They’re aiming to attract the biggest attendance to a women's club rugby union match ever.

The game takes place at the Twickenham Stoop on 10th March.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:42 pm  

Match report: Chelsea v Man Utd

Chelsea have slipped out of the Premier League's top four after a 2-1 defeat to Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Last season's champions did take the lead through Willian in the first-half - but couldn't hold on.

Boss Antonio Conte tells Sky Sports News, his side needed to be more clinical when they were on top.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:08 pm  

Sexual health services have been secured across Chelsea for the next five years

The council has appointed Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust as the lead contractor.

The new contract will come into effect in April.

The services will include HIV and STI testing and diagnosis as well as information on contraception.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:08 pm  

Merton's falcons return to the screen

Merton’s very own version of Spring Watch is back.

The council has once again set up live stream webcams on top of its offices in Morden in order to film a number of Peregrine Falcons.

The females nest there every year and welcome chicks in the spring.

They are being monitored by the council alongside the London Peregrine Partnership.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:36 pm  

Premier League results: Tottenham v Crystal Palace

A late Harry Kane goal gave Tottenham a 1-nil win at Crystal Palace in the Premier League's early kick-off.

The England striker's 88th-minute header helped Spurs climb into the top four - for a few hours at least.

Palace remain out of the relegation zone on goal difference.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:26 pm  

Hounslow council is reiterating its zero tolerance approach to anti- social behaviour

It’s after a group of travellers who trespassed on council land were removed less than 24 hours after they forced their way onto it.

Around 25 vehicles took over Hanworth Air Park Leisure Centre when a barrier was opened to allow a delivery vehicle to enter.

Residents claimed the group had been aggressive and intimidating.

The council and police served a section 61 notice and the travellers left the site without need for any formal legal action.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:05 am  

The MPs for Stretham, Feltham and Isleworth have united to issue a warning to Jeremy Corbyn

80 senior Labour party figures have written to Jeremy Corbyn saying he must remain in the single market to fund his anti-austerity measures.

The 37 MPs, which include those of Feltham, Streatham and Isleworth, published the letter in today’s Observer newspaper.

Their letter says it would hit funding for schools, hospitals and social care, and raise the prospect of a hard border in Ireland
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:06 am  

A Kingston Councillor is being accused of hypocrisy

A Councillor from Kingston who was part of a petition against charging blue badge holders for parking at hospitals has voted in favour of the charges.

Rowena Bass was quoted in the petition as saying “I strongly urge Kingston Hospital Trust to reconsider and drop these plans to charge for disabled drivers”.

She’s also the chair of the Health Overview Panel.

While the number who signed the conservative petition is not known, a similar Liberal Democrat petition has gained over 2,700 signatures.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:10 am  

Harlequins slump to fourth defeat

Harlequins have slumped to a fourth defeat in a row in the premiership.

The Twickenham-based rugby union side opened the scoring with a try from captain Horwill.

Opponents Newcastle Falcons levelled by half time before running in a further three tries in the second half, securing an historic bonus-point win at The Stoop.

Dean Richards, Director of Rugby for Newcastle Falcons, spoke with Radio Jackie after the game.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:18 am  

A cleaner from Woking is hailed a hero

A cleaner in Woking has been hailed a hero after helping a man who allegedly had a fit.

Paul Lawrenson found a man passed out with his head stuck between some railings.

He called paramedics and placed him in the recovery position before waiting for an ambulance to arrive.

He has since been praised by his colleagues for his quick-thinking.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:58 am  

People in Chiswick invited to take part in Question Time event

People in Chiswick have the chance to quiz members of Hounslow council’s cabinet next month.

They will have an opportunity at the latest Question Time event to discuss a number of topics from council services to local matters.

The event takes place on the 6th March at the Chiswick Town Hall from 7pm to 9pm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:49 am  

People in Hounslow reminded to stay warm

People in Hounslow are being reminded to keep warm as temperatures dip over the coming days.

As the latest forecasts predict the possibility of snow showers tomorrow and Tuesday the council has the following tips;

If going out dress appropriately and if indoors keep heating to the correct temperatures, check on elderly neighbours or relatives and stock up on medication.

Hounslow Highways has a fleet of six gritters and 2,500 tonnes of salt ready to be used at a moment’s notice.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:23 am  

Chelsea to take on top four rival Manchester United

Chelsea take on another top four rival in the Premier League this afternoon - as they head to Manchester United.

Antonio Conte's side won the first meeting of the season back in November.

He's had a frosty relationship with opposite number Jose Mourinho.

But Conte says today's about the players.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:46 am  

Residents are being urged to have their say on proposed changes to a popular bus route between Putney and Wandsworth Town

The 485 could run 4 times an hour instead of two, following a consultation from Tfl with current users invited to have their say.

An evening and Sunday service are also part of the plans, which would be introduced in late 2018.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:21 am  

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