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Saturday, 19 May 2018

A man who suffers from dementia has gone missing from Tooting

Mr Khan was last seen at 2 this afternoon wearing a red top.

He’s known to frequent the Mitcham and Streatham areas.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:25 pm  

The MP for Carshalton and Wallington has congratulated the Duke and Duchess of Sussex on their wedding

Tom Brake took to twitter to wish Harry and Meghan a “happy life together”.

He then said he hoped the royal couple would not face “too much press intrusion”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:18 pm  

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have got married at Windsor Castle on a glorious sunny day

More than 100,000 people clapped, cheered and waved flags as the couple toured Windsor in an open-top horse-drawn carriage.

Jackie’s Faye De Silva spoke to Erandi who described her highlight of the big day.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:27 pm  

Chelsea have won the FA Cup after beating Manchester United 1-nil

Eden Hazard's early penalty settled the final at Wembley and meant Chelsea end the season with some silverware after missing out on Champions League qualification.

But it's a trophyless campaign for Jose Mourinho's United, who finished as Premier League runners-up.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:07 pm  

Warning following fire in Brentmoor

A fire crew from Egham has attended a fire on Brentmoor Heath.

The public is being urged to keep away from the area near Woking.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:13 pm  

Royal fans from all over the world descend on Windsor

Windsor and Eton rail station was flooded with royal fans as they left the town after the wedding of Harry and Meghan.

Many of the public had dressed up to be able to stand out in the crowd which was about one hundred thousand people.

One family came from the Netherlands and dressed up as kings and queens but in the traditional Dutch royal colour of orange.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:54 pm  

Royal street parties underway in Richmond

Nearly 100 royal street parties in Richmond have got underway.

And the borough’s residents who are celebrating the marriage are being asked to go plastic-free.

With 97 streets holding street parties, it’s clear the borough is in a celebratory mood.

However, the council says just because the wedding is a one-off doesn’t mean the decorations should be too.

One way residents are being asked to reduce plastic waste is to re-use bunting, cutlery and plates.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:37 pm  

Proposals for improvements to Bedford Hill between Balham Station Road and the High Road will be on display today.

Proposals for improvements to Bedford Hill between Balham Station Road and the High Road will be on display today.

There’s a drop in session at Bedford Hill Place today between 10 am and 4 pm where residents can see samples of the proposed new granite paving.

The scheme also would introduce a 20 mile per hour speed limit.

The public have until the 15th of June to comment on the million pound plan.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:24 am  

Trees Hammersmith

A number of trees have been planted across Hammersmith and Fulham.

The move by the council follows requests from residents to improve biodiversity.

Tree beds have also been planted to help alleviate flooding.

Hammersmith and Fulham is aiming to be the greenest borough in the country.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:53 am  

Richmond Residents

Richmond residents who are celebrating today’s royal wedding with a party are being asked to go plastic free.

With 97 streets having applied to host a street party, it’s clear the borough is in a celebratory mood.

However, the council says just because the wedding is a one-time event doesn’t mean the decorations should be too.

One way residents are being asked to cut down the plastic waste is to shy away from single-use bunting, cutlery and plates.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:40 am  

Hunt for missing Netherne woman

Police are appealing for help to find a vulnerable woman who’s gone missing from her home in Netherne.

48 year old Louise Odell was last seen Friday morning just after 10 am.

It’s believed she does not have her phone, car keys or bank cards and police are concerned that she may not have important medication with her.

An air service helicopter has been assisting with the search in the Coulsdon area, but anyone with information about Louise is asked to call police on 101 or 999 as soon as possible quoting ref PR/45180051866.

Louise is described as white, 5 foot 2 inches tall and very slim. She has shoulder-length dyed blonde hair with darker roots and mole under her left eye.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:37 am  

Hounslow's roads compete for award

Hounslow Council and Hounslow Highways have been nominated for a prestigious award for outstanding highways management.

£97 million have been invested over five years to improve the borough’s roads with resurfacing and replacement of street lights.

The improvements helped Hounslow rise from 32nd to 2nd best for road condition in London.

The local authority was up against other councils from across the country and has been selected for a shortlist of six. The winner will be announced on the 27th June.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:14 am  

Friday, 18 May 2018

Today was Para Hockey Day at Surbiton Hockey Club

Visitors experienced taster sessions throughout the course of the day.

The aim was to make more people aware of the Paralympic form of the game.

Jenny Cleminson’s son Bryn is a member of the Mencap Hockey Flyerz; she says the sport has been a lifeline.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:26 pm  

Fire has gutted a flat in Croydon

The property in London Road and communal area were destroyed.

Seven people managed to escape before fire crews arrived just after midnight.

The cause of the blaze is under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:35 pm  

A member of tram staff has been punched in the face at West Croydon Station

Details of the incident, which happened between 6.20pm and 6.50pm on the 18th of March, have only just been released.

A man punched a member of staff in the face after being escorted off the tram for refusing to show his ticket.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:31 pm  

Two men have been charged in connection with a series of robberies in Croydon where victims were threatened with a firearm

20 year old Kimarni Folkes and 22 year old Decordeva Dixon have been charged with conspiracy to commit robbery.

They’ve also been charged with possession of an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence.

Also, having an imitation firearm with intent to commit an indictable offence.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:22 pm  

A man has been arrested following an armed robbery near Banstead train station

An 18-year-old man was detained on suspicion of possession of a firearm and released on bail pending the outcome of further enquires.

The robbery happened just before 7.30 on Wednesday morning.

It involved a man and woman who threatened another man on a wooded bridlepath that runs parallel to the station.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Steve McLaren is the new manager of QPR

The former England boss succeeds Ian Holloway.

He's agreed a two-year deal with the Championship side.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

A man in his 80s remains in a life threatening condition after being hit by a car in Wandsworth

Police were called to the accident in East Hill just before 10pm on Tuesday.

The driver of the car stopped at the scene and is assisting officers with their enquiries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:25 pm  

More people are being urged to support Flyerz Para Hockey

Today is Para Hockey Day and visitors to Surbiton Hockey club have been at the site to see what it's all about.

Ross Favell is the captain of para team Flyerz.

He's been speaking with Jackie's Anna Kretschmer.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:18 pm  

People in Wandsworth are holding more street parties than they did for William and Kate’s wedding

In 2011, 70 were held.

But this weekend, 68 parties are being hosted, but with a further six over the bank holiday bringing the total to 74.

Councils up and down the country have waived the fee of a street closure to enable people to celebrate the big day.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

The hunt is on to find a teenager missing from Chiswick

19 year old Carter Drakes was last seen at 4am in Sutton Court Road.

He may be riding a black BMX bike with ‘Voodoo’ written on it in green.

He is known to frequent the Norwood Green and Hounslow areas.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:36 pm  

A staff member who smuggled drugs into Wandsworth prison has been jailed for over 5 years

Ethan Enwonwu had been the subject of a random search when he arrived for work one day in December 2017.

The 26 year old from Thornton Heath was found to be in possession of both Class A and B drugs, 28 mobile phones and phone accessories

He was arrested and subsequently released under investigation, but entered a guilty plea when he appeared in court a few weeks ago.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:28 pm  

A 19-year-old man who attacked a member of the public as he waited for a taxi in Staines has been jailed

The unprovoked assault, which left the victim with a black eye, a broken jaw and a broken cheek bone, happened in February.

19 year old Bradley McLauchlan pleaded guilty to the attack.

CCTV revealed that the victim had no time to defend himself from a punch thrown by McLauchlan.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:19 pm  

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte insists his focus is on the immediate future rather than speculation over his job

Reports suggest tomorrow's FA Cup final against Manchester United could be his last game in charge of the Premier League club.

But with a year remaining on his current deal, Conte says he can certainly confirm the showpiece at Wembley will be his final match of the season.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

The Lib Dems have criticised plans to merge Sutton, Bromley and Croydon police stations

A team spearheaded by Carshalton’s MP Tom Brake have written to the Met Commissioner, saying it’s “inexplicable and irresponsible”.

A petition against the plans has gained almost 3,000 signatories, and a recent public meeting saw unanimous rejection of the proposal.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:55 pm  

Jean Pinkerton OBE has been elected as the new Mayor for Spelthorne

She was first elected to Staines South in 2003, but has lived in the town for 39 years.

Her OBE is for services to education after 17 years as a headteacher.

She says her aim for the year is to promote the “positive aspects of our borough and the many talents within it”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Housing price declines in Fulham and Richmond are said to be easing up

According to real estate agency Knight Frank, prices in both areas only fell 1.6%, which is just under the capital’s average.

That comes with a 14% rise in prospective buyers, and a rise in average sales value.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:03 pm  

Researchers at Kingston university have created the first online guide to getting people back to work after mental health breaks

It uses a six step system to ease people back into their role.

Tips include maintaining good contact throughout sickness, and a gradual return to to work.

Dr Jo Yarker says “recovery works best when employees and employers talk early on, and continue talking”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:04 am  

Mole Valley Council invests in Leatherhead

Mole Valley District Council has invested £1.1 million in Leatherhead High Street

It’s acquired the freehold and buildings at 21 and 23 High Street.

It’s part of its ongoing Transform Leatherhead initiative.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:01 am  

Staff dispute tips at TGI Fridays

Waiting staff at restaurant chain TGI Fridays are due to strike today in a dispute over tips being shared with kitchen employees.

The Unite union says its members working at branches in Milton Keynes and London's Covent Garden could lose out on up to £250 a month due to the new policy.

The chain also operates restaurants and bars in Kingston and Staines.

TGI Fridays insists all team members are treated and paid fairly.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:37 am  

Thursday, 17 May 2018

Police are appealing to help find a man missing from Coulsdon who has absconded from Hospital.

77 Year old Douglas Champion was last seen yesterday at Croydon University Hospital.

He is described as a white male approximately 5ft 6in tall and bald and was wearing a grey cap, navy cardigan and trousers with black shoes.

He is known to frequent Croydon and Crawley and often travels by bus.

Douglas suffers from Paranoia, anxiety and high blood pressure.

Anyone who has seen Douglas is asked to contact Police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:25 pm  

Chelsea Ladies manager Emma Hayes has given birth to a baby boy.

The 41-year-old missed her side win the Women's Super League title on Tuesday, after she was advised not to travel at such a late stage of her pregnancy.

Hayes, who has also led Chelsea to FA Cup glory and the Champions League semi-finals this season, signed a new three-and-a-half-year contract in October.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:08 pm  

The number of young people claiming job seeker's allowance in Epsom and Ewell has increased by 50% from last year.

In partnership with one manufacturer, Epsom Job Centre has been offering work experience to young people, who are assigned a mentor and given interview practice.

However, all Job Centre sites within Surrey are preparing for the arrival of Universal Credit Full Service in the autumn.

This means all new claimants will have to use the Universal Credit benefits system, but 'legacy' benefits claimants will still be able to receive jobseekers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:08 pm  

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was robbed at gunpoint at Banstead station.

The victim was threatened by two people around 7.30 yesterday morning, where he was forced to hand over a number of items.

CCTV footage shows the robbers heading down Nork Way to Nork Gardens.

The pair, believed to be a man and a woman were both wearing black hoodies with black trousers. Anyone with any information is asked to contact Police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:21 pm  

Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay’s restaurant group is reporting losses of over £3 million.

Kavalake encompasses the likes of the Savoy Grill and Petrus.

While revenues rose at its 18 internationally licensed locations, overall the group's turnover was lower.

Ramsay, who splits his time between Wandsworth and the UK, also had to close his Plane Food outlet at Heathrow for 5 months.

The closure followed a legal dispute with a partner in LA.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:07 pm  

A fraudster from Stanwell has been sentenced to five years in prison.

Peter Chinaka used a fake email address to dupe companies into paying money into a bank account he had access to,

The 62 year old created a fake email address which used the name of someone working in the accounts team of one company.

He cost them £240,000.

Chinaka was charged with money laundering in February of last year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:07 pm  

Two members of a Nigerian organised crime group who committed more than a million pounds worth of fraud and money laundering have been jailed

Olawale Kashimawo from Esher and Emmanuel Mmaduike spent the money on a lavish lifestyle including hiring a helicopter .

They obtained thousands of business email addresses and passwords enabling them to divert payments due to the companies to themselves.

Kashimawo was jailed for six years and nine months while Mmaduike was sentenced earlier this year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Today marks the start of the annual 5 day Scumrun

It involves teams fixing up old cars and driving them across Europe for children’s charities.

This year they’re supporting Action Medical Research, who helped fund the first Polio vaccines in the UK.

Ken Taylor from Shepperton is entering for the fourth time, and says support from other drivers keeps him going.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

A man hunt is on in Sutton following an attempted robbery

At the end of March an elderly man was followed home from Barclays bank on the High Street.

The suspect then attempted to rob the man when he reached his home.

You can find a CCTV image of the wanted man on our Jackie News Twitter feed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:59 pm  

Work is underway to repair a “sinkhole” that’s opened up in Kingston

The void has appeared this morning in Surbiton Crescent.

The road has been subject to vehicle restrictions for the last two years, meaning only taxis and buses are affected by the repair works.

Last June it was revealed £3 million had been accumulated through the controversial penalty charge notices.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

20 drug dealers have been jailed for nearly 60 years as part of crack down on cross border criminality

The latest is 41 year old Adam Wells from New Haw, who pleaded guilty to supplying class A drugs and handling stolen goods.

He’s been jailed for just over two years.

Surrey Police have carried out searches from Cobham to Epsom, as part of an operation to disrupt drug dealing across county lines.

All 20 pleaded guilty to their charges.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:20 pm  

Travellers who set up in Brentford High Street have left behind a massive 15 loads of fly tipped rubbish

The police and council were alerted to the group, which was moved on yesterday, by residents.

The illegal camp was set up on land owned by developers Ballymore who are working on a number of riverside properties.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

A man has been glassed in the face in a bar in Earlsfield

The victim needed 25 stitches after the attack at the Graffiti Bar on February the 18th.

Police have just released details of the suspect they are hunting.

He’s a man in his 20s with short light brown hair.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

A former general manager of a company in Uxbridge has been jailed for 3 and a half years for fraud

60 year old James Presswell from Woking was convicted of stealing from his employers for seven years.

Cash discrepancies add up to over £130,000.

He also used company credit cards to buy himself items ranging from a diamond ring to groceries, despite giving himself a £35,000 pay rise.

The company became aware when Presswell set up monthly payments for a car
When they cancelled the payment, they had to pay nearly £4,000 for early leave of contract.

Detective Constable Stephen Rothwell says he hopes the 42 month sentence “will serve as a deterrent” to others.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:56 pm  

A bus stop in Hounslow has been named the worst in London

Analysis firm Kognito looked at just under 5 million data points and found Ringway towards Southall was the worst.

The company alleges under 4% of services at the stop are on time.

However, TFL has criticised the findings, saying its schedules list frequency of service rather than specific times.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

TFL is working to install a new safety system for London’s trams

The new feature will stop them if they exceed the speed limit at certain locations.

The news follows the Croydon Tram disaster in November 2016.

Seven people died when a tram derailed at Sandilands Stop during the early morning rush hour.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:06 pm  

Residents reported hearing loud bangs and low flying helicopters near Mortlake Brewery last night

One individual told the Express it sounded “like gunshots”.

Numerous people took to Twitter to express their anger at the disturbance.

A Met Police spokesman confirmed the police had been carrying out training exercises in the area.

Residents expressed their anger at the drills and the lack of warning.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:30 pm  

A road in Surbiton that has already been causing controversy has now developed a sinkhole.

The void has appeared this morning in Surbiton Crescent. The road has been subject to unpopular vehicle restrictions for the last two years.

In June of last year it was revealed that a whopping £3 million had been accumulated through penalty charge notices.

The sinkhole will only affect taxis and buses and diversions are already in place.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:51 am  

A special dementia talk will take place at Kingston Hospital on Monday

‘Life with Dementia’ will feature guest speakers including doctors and a representative from the Alzheimer’s Society.

There’ll be advice for people caring for a person with dementia as well as information about the different types of the condition.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:30 am  

The Clink is calling on people across SW London and Surrey to pay its award winning restaurant a visit

Re-offending costs the country £15 billion every year.

Now, people are being urged to get behind High Down Prison’s award winning restaurant training scheme.

The site in Sutton trains up male inmates to work in its Clink Restaurant, with the promise of a job when they are released.

For those who have trained on the restaurant scheme, the re-offending rate is 0%.

Chris Moore Chief Executive of the Clink charity.

To find out more, click here
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:31 am  

Spelthorne Council is calling for its residents to be compensated for the Heathrow expansion, despite being a supporter of it

Current measures mean nearby people will be able to sell their property as if expansion hadn’t been planned, plus 25%.

But Spelthorne says their residents will suffer reduced air quality and community spirit.

Their support is due to the economic benefits, but they’re asking the property measures be extended to their borough.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:30 am  

Police appeal for information in Banstead

Police are appealing for information after a robbery in Banstead yesterday morning.

A man was robbed on the bridal path parallel to the train station off Banstead Road shortly before 7.30am.

The victim was threatened by two individuals believed to be carrying a gun and was forced into giving up his phone, wallet and bank card pin number.

Detectives want to speak two a man and woman caught on CCTV, who were wearing black hoodies and trousers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:15 am  

Police are appealing for information after a man was glassed at a bar in Wandsworth

A man of 25 suffered cuts around his left eye he needed stitches for.

It happened at the Graffiti Bar on Garratt Lane in Earlsfield on Sunday, February 18th.

Police are looking for a slim man in his mid 20s – about 5ft 7 with short light brown hair. He was wearing a long-sleeved shirt and dark jeans.

If you know more tell a police officer or call Crimestoppers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:25 am  

Mitcham’s MP is backing a plan to get green belt land near train stations used to help solve the housing crisis in London

Mitcham’s MP’s backing a plan to get green belt land near train stations used to help solve the housing crisis in London.

Siobhain Mcdonagh is one of a group of MPs and Peers who say we could get a million new homes this way – on land that doesn’t have much value for anything else.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:21 am  

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Youth from Chelsea set to make World Cup squad

England boss Gareth Southgate says his team have "momentum" heading into the World Cup in Russia - after naming a youthful 23-man squad for the tournament.

Liverpool's uncapped teenager Trent Alexander-Arnold's included - along with Chelsea's Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Manchester City's Fabian Delph.

Joe Hart, Jack Wilshere and Adam Lallana all miss out - as does Ryan Bertrand.

Southgate says it's a group to get "excited" about.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:39 pm  

Students in Hounslow set for possible delays

Students sitting A Level and GCSE exams in or around Feltham are being asked to rethink their journey to school or college.

It’s after major road works begin in the town centre later this month to make improvements to traffic flow on Hounslow road.

People could experience increased journey times as the Hounslow road will be closed between New Road and Haworth road.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:35 pm  

Robbery in Banstead this morning

Police are appealing for help following a robbery in Banstead this morning.

A man was robbed on the bridal path parallel to the train station off Banstead Road shortly before 7.30am.

The victim was threatened by two individuals, believed to be carrying a gun, and was forced into giving up his phone, wallet and bank card PIN number.

Detectives want to speak to a man and a woman who were wearing black hoodies and black trousers and who were caught on CCTV.

The woman is believed to be in her late teens to early 20s.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:34 pm  

Parking for blue badge holders at Kingston Hospital will be paused from tomorrow

It comes as part of an ongoing review into the parking situation.

The hospital introduced The controversial charges were introduced at the end of January to bring in £250,000 a year.

Traffic has become increasingly congested as blue badge holders park on the surrounding roads.

The panel will meet again next month, and the outcome will be announced in July.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:05 pm  

Chelsea legend Dennis Wise gives his opinion on the England squad selection

Uncapped Liverpool teenager Trent Alexander-Arnold will be at the World Cup in Russia

Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Fabian Delph are also included in the 23-man England squad - as is veteran defender Gary Cahill.

Former England and Chelsea midfielder Dennis Wise says it's an exciting selection from boss Gareth Southgate.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:08 pm  

A Canada goose lost an eye after being shot with a pellet gun in Carshalton ponds

Elizabeth Kane from Forget Me Not rescue also found a female fox nearby with similar injuries, which had to be put to sleep.

The council is working with the police to find who’s responsible.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:21 pm  

Parliament will virtually eliminate the use of single-use plastics by the end of next year

Disposable water bottles, coffee cups and plastic cutlery will all be banned in a comprehensive range of measures starting this summer.

The move has been announced by Mole Valley MP Sir Paul Beresford, who is chair of the Commons administration committee.

Earlier this year, 120 MPs took a #PassOnPlastic pledge to reduce their use of items such as straws and disposable cutlery.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:12 pm  

Epsom's MP announces end of franchise for train service

The East Coast main line rail service is going to be brought back under government control.

The current franchise between London and Edinburgh is run by Virgin and Stagecoach but it failed to make a profit.

Transport secretary Chris Grayling has told MPs it's the companies and not the public who will be short changed.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:32 pm  

OFSTED has labelled child protection services in Surrey “too weak”

A report issued today says leaders have been “far too slow” to act after a damning inspection in 2014.

They say bureaucracy has left vulnerable children “exposed to continuing harm for long periods of time”.

In response, Surrey have bought in Dave Hill to renovate their system, who was awarded a CBE for children’s services this year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:18 pm  

There's going to be new cash to help remove unsafe cladding on buildings, following the Grenfell Tower fire

The Prime Minister's made the announcement in the Commons.

Theresa May says the cash injection will ensure the cladding is taken down quickly.

She says it will also prevent local money being diverted away from maintenance and repair work.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:14 pm  

A 36 year old man is believed to have died from a drugs overdose at a hotel in Tolworth

We understand the victim was discovered in a room at the Travelodge just off the Broadway over the weekend.

We’re awaiting a statement from the hotel chain.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:06 pm  

European Hockey comes to Surbiton tomorrow, plus find out more about Para hockey

Surbiton Hockey Club is gearing up to host the Women’s EuroHockey Club Cup tomorrow at Sugden Road.

Its also celebrating Para Hockey with exhibition games from Para champs and a day where anyone can come and have a go at the sport.

Adam Thomas from charity Access Sport says they’ll help anyone with any access needs to find a way to play.

He explains what para team Flyerz Hockey is all about.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:19 pm  

Hammersmith and Fulham Council is trying to reverse the decline in bars and pubs across London

It’s allowing a number of drinking establishments to pop up across the borough in a bid to boost the night time economy.

Amongst the new arrivals is an all vegan food and drinks venue and a revamp of the famous Prince of Wales.

The authority has also given permission for the £7 million Grade II listed Aragon House to be turned into a pub.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:31 am  

Woking FC announce new manager

Woking FC have announced Alan Dowson as their new manager.

It comes after their relegation from the National League.

He’s coming from Hampton and Richmond Borough, and he’ll be joined by former Kingstonian coach Martin Tyler.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:15 am  

A restaurant in Tolworth Broadway is asking for permission to extend its opening hours

Noah is also asking Kingston Council for permission to serve alcohol at certain times.

People living or working nearby are being urged to have their say on the application.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:02 am  

Epsom Hospital has struck off a senior manager

It’s after a tribunal ruled Philip Henry was guilty of "systematic intimidation and bullying".

The Health and Care Professions Council found he used "inappropriate and intimidatory language" to junior staff.

Mr Henry, who had been with the trust since 2001, managed a team of 8 people in his role as senior matron for Epsom theatres.

Concerns about his behaviour were raised during an inspection in 2015.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:03 am  

Hounslow’s small grants programme is now open for voluntary and community organisations

The grant supports borough wide events that are seeking to build community relationships.

Up to £500 can be awarded to any one organisation, and the closing date for applications is the 8th of June.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

Richmond and Wandsworth councils are joining forces to make mental health services a priority

Bosses say the focus will be on improving access and reducing waiting times for people accessing services in the boroughs.

The announcement has been made as part of this week’s Mental Health Awareness Week.

Research shows two-thirds of people will experience a mental health problem in their lifetime with stress often a key factor.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:30 am  

New role for Croydon Central MP

Croydon Central MP Sarah Jones has been appointed as the new Labour Shadow Housing Minister.

Mrs Jones has replaced Tony Lloyd MP who was recently appointed as Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.

Jones stated she is grateful to party leader Jeremy Corbyn for giving her the chance.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:11 am  

Chelsea Ladies wrap up league title

Chelsea Ladies wrapped up the Women's Super League title last night in a 2-0 away victory over Bristol.

Drew Spence and Jonna Anderson scored the goals that confirmed a second title in 11 days.

Emma Hayes’ side also won the FA Cup in a 2-0 victory over Arsenal at Wembley last week.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:32 am  

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

There are calls for answers after an insurance firm went bankrupt with no warning last Tuesday

The folding of Danish firm Alpha Insurance left many taxi drivers in London stranded, losing hundreds of pounds in earnings.

Now, Feltham and Heston MP Seema Malhotra is asking ministers if they were aware of the difficulties.

She says it is also unclear how much the UK is working with the Danish government to assist those affected.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:07 pm  

Two Kingston University graduates have been chosen as mentees for a prestigious female entrepreneur programme

It’s part of the Mayor of London's celebrations marking the centenary of the women's vote.

Jessica Joy Donnelly and Janja Popović were awarded six months of dedicated business mentoring.

The pair impressed judges at the annual Mayor's Entrepreneur Competition.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:05 pm  

A bloodsucking fly could be making its way to South West London and Surrey

People living near water are being warned about the Blandford Black Fly.

It’s most common in May and June and can leave its victims with joint pain, swelling and painful blisters.

Health advisors say there’s no need to go to your GP if you are bitten unless you feel unwell.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:33 pm  

The Croydon Business Network is offering free one-to-one support clinics starting next Thursday

The monthly sessions will help entrepreneurs develop their ideas, or help existing companies grow.

The events are part of the first Croydon Year for Business, which aims to inspire innovation in the borough.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:33 pm  

Britain’s Got Talent fans can get a glimpse of the action in Hammersmith later this month.

The popular Saturday night programme’s semi and grand finals are to be filmed live at the Apollo.

In previous years, they’ve been filmed in a TV studio.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Cyclists in Woking will now be given a ‘yellow card’ by police if they ride through the town centre

The cards contain a “friendly caution”, and will be handed out to anyone believed to be affecting the safety of pedestrians.

Councillor Beryl Hunwicks says it will only add a minute to journeys, but “will go a long way towards making our town centre safe”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:04 pm  

Victoria Beckham looking for help running her empire

Can you exercise a high level of discretion or manage an active calendar of appointments?

If you can, you could be the perfect candidate for Victoria Beckham.

The former spice girl turned fashion designer has been advertising for a personal assistant at her Battersea based brand empire, VB Ltd.

The job has appeared online despite the fact the company is set to make redundancies having lost an estimated £8 million last year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Chelsea's Cesc Fabregas says it's not up to boss Antonio Conte to get them fired-up for their FA Cup final with Manchester United

Last season's Premier League title winners finished the top flight campaign with a 3-nil defeat at Newcastle as they missed out on a place in next season's Champions League.

Fabregas tells us that the players shouldn't need any extra motivation for Saturday's match at Wembley.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:42 pm  

A man’s been charged with the murder of his mother in Hayes

71-year-old Onees Khatoon was found dead at her house on Sunday.

51 year old Majid Butt appeared in court this morning.

A post-mortem examination proved inconclusive and officers are awaiting the result of further tests.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

A man in his fifties has been stabbed in Fulham while walking back from the school run last Wednesday

It’s emerged that two men on bikes approached him at around 10.30am in Ashchurch Grove and demanded he hand over his watch.

When he refused, the men attacked him and took it and rode off towards Ravenscourt Park.

The two men are described as between 15 and 20 years old, one afro-Caribbean and one white.

If you have any information, contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:14 pm  

The government insists there's no need for a product recall of the fridge-freezer blamed for starting the Grenfell Tower fire

Consumers are being advised that they can carry on using the Hotpoint model 'as normal', after it was found to pose a 'low' risk.

It follows an independent investigation into the appliance, which caught fire on the fourth floor of the tower block almost a year ago.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:20 pm  

Fulham are just a game away from the Premier League.

Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic says they fully deserve to be in the Championship play-off final after beating Derby in their semi.

His side won the second leg 2-nil to overturn a 1-nil first-leg deficit and move a step closer to the Premier League.

Fulham narrowly missed out on automatic promotion.

Jokanovic says they believe they can win at Wembley later this month.

Aston Villa or Middlesbrough await in the final - their second leg's tonight.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:30 am  

Richmond residents: did you know you could make £2,000 a year renting out your driveway?

It’s been revealed people in Kensington and Chelsea have the most valuable driveways in London.

Website, Your Parking Space, has revealed people there can make just under £4,000 a year from rentals.

Also in the top five places for parking revenue are Richmond at £2,200, and Merton at just under £2,000.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:30 am  

Witness appeal following an assault in Woking

A man was hospitalised with a head injury after an alleged assault in Woking on Friday night.

Three men have been arrested and Surrey Police is appealing for witnesses to come forward.

The alleged assault took place just before midnight in Locke Way.

A group was seen near a grey Volkswagen Golf before the alleged assault and it was damaged during the incident.

The arrested trio, aged 18, 19 and 20, are all from Woking
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:23 am  

Hounslow’s small grants programme is now open for voluntary and community organisations

The grant supports borough wide events that are seeking to build community relationships.

Up to £500 can be awarded to any one organisation, and the closing date for applications is the 8th of June.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:30 am  

A couple from Hammersmith will spend their second day at the Supreme Court today

Rebecca Steinfeld and Charles Keidan want to enter into a civil partnership, but can’t because they’re heterosexual.

Rebecca tells us why it’s so important judges recognise their campaign.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:30 am  

Twitter and Instagram have failed to remove posts advertising the drug Xanax

New evidence shows the anti-anxiety medication is being increasingly used recreationally by young people.

And in March, the head of King’s College School Wimbledon said there was a “rising tide” of drug abuse in London’s schools.

Andrew Halls wrote to parents to say some substances like Xanax have become cheaper to get hold of than tobacco and alcohol.

The drug’s manufacturer Pfizer also says anyone buying it on social media will be buying fakes.

Twitter maintains the adverts are “organic content” created by users rather than being official advertising.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:30 am  

Monday, 14 May 2018

Fulham are into the Championship play-off final

They beat Derby 2-nil on the night to overturn a 1-nil first-leg deficit and win 2-1 on aggregate in their semi-final.

They'll now face Aston Villa or Middlesbrough at Wembley for the right to play in the Premier League next season.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:26 pm  

Three officers have been injured following a fight outside a pub in Wandsworth

They attended the scene in East Hill on Sunday after reports of a group of men fighting and throwing chairs and glasses.

During the incident, they sustained several injuries including a fractured cheekbone and had to be taken to hospital.

Four men aged between 20 and 53 were arrested on suspicion of numerous offences including affray and GBH.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:34 pm  

A mammoth 97 streets in Richmond have applied to close in order to host a royal wedding party this weekend

The Council agreed to waive the cost of closing roads earlier this year.

People hosting a party for Harry and Meghan will only have to fund the cost of hiring ‘road closed’ signage.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:05 pm  

Fulham boss remains calm ahead of tonight's match against Derby County

Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic says they didn't play badly at Derby in the first leg of their Championship play-off semi-final - so he isn't worried about tonight.

They'll be looking to use home advantage to overturn a 1-nil deficit.

It was their second successive defeat having previously been unbeaten in 2018.

But Jokanovic is backing his players to reach Wembley.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:22 pm  

It’s understood Ant McPartlin’s crash in Mortlake has affected the £140m sale of his management

The James Grant Group had been in talks to sell up to equity company Exponent.

However, it’s alleged they will now only accept an undisclosed lower price.

James Grant manages many big name presenters such as Davina McCall and Tess Daly.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:05 pm  

A man has been jailed for over 3 years for attempting to steal a woman’s handbag in Woking

The incident happened in September 2016 when the victim was walking along Oriental Road.

As she approached her car, Carlos Santos tried to grab her bag but couldn’t take it from her and ran off towards the train station.

He was directly linked to the crime as fibres from his and the victim’s clothes were found on each other’s.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:26 pm  

The Church of England's first ever female Bishop of London has been installed

Dame Sarah Mullally was invested at St Paul's Cathedral on International Nurses Day on Friday.

She started her career as a nurse working at St Thomas’s and the Royal Marsden.

In September 2006, Dame Sarah was installed as team rector of Sutton Team Ministry at St Nicholas' Church in the town.

Bishop Mullally performed the tradition of knocking three times on St Paul’s Cathedral's Great West door with her pastoral staff.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

A couple from Hammersmith will hope to make history tomorrow

Rebecca Steinfeld and Charles Keidan want to enter into a civil partnership, but can’t because they’re heterosexual.

They’ve taken their appeal to the Supreme Court and are hoping for a result tomorrow after a 2 day hearing.

Rebecca tells us why they are fighting so hard to have a union, rather than a marriage, recognised.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

Wasps have signed Charlie Matthews from Harlequins

The 26 year old lock has made 163 appearances for Quins after joining in 2009.

Matthews says he “will always have fantastic memories” of his time at Twickenham.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:20 pm  

Surrey Women’s Cricket team have lost their winning streak after a devastating loss to Sussex at Cobham

Surrey were all out for 120 inside their allocated 50 overs, with Sussex’s Sarah Taylor finishing unbeaten on 60.

This gave the visitors a six wicket win with more than 20 overs to go.

Sussex are likely to return to division one in the County Championships, while Surrey are in fourth place.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

Murder investigation launched in Hayes

A murder investigation's underway after a man handed himself in to police and confessed to hurting a pensioner.

The 51-year-old went to a station in north London yesterday.

Officers then found the victim at her home in Hayes.

She was in her seventies.

Police say they knew each other and aren't looking for anyone else in connection with her death.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:57 pm  

A Met police officer based in Sutton has been sacked for sexual assault

In January, PC Michael Bouwers was found guilty of six counts of sexual assault at Kingston Crown Court.

He was sentenced to a 12-month Community Order, and will be placed on the sex offenders register for five years.

At a hearing on Thursday, Bouwers answered to allegations that his actions amounted to gross misconduct.

As a result, he has been dismissed without notice.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Surrey have thrashed Yorkshire in cricket's County Championship

They won by an innings and 17 runs at The Oval, taking the visitors' final five wickets in less than 10 overs.

Surrey remain unbeaten after four matches of the season.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:26 pm  

Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic has issued a defiant message ahead of tonight's play-off semi-final second leg against Derby County

His side trail 1-0 from Friday's first leg when Rams striker Cameron Jerome headed the only goal of the game.

Jokanovic says he knows the task and says Fulham will not change their style as they look to turn the tie around and book a place in the final.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Judges at the Supreme Court are hearing why a heterosexual couple want to be in a civil partnership, instead of getting married

As it stands, only same-sex couples are allowed to.

But the pair from Hammersmith claim the government's position is 'incompatible with equality law'.

Rebecca Steinfeld explains why she and her partner are so keen to be legally united, but not married.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:05 pm  

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte doesn't think Saturday's FA Cup final will be his last game in charge

The previous season's Premier League champions missed out on a top four finish, going down 3-nil at Newcastle.

Speculation surrounds the Italian's future, despite still having a year left on his contract.

But his position hasn't changed.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:06 pm  

920 foster families are needed across the South East

920 new foster families need to be found in the South East this year, according to charity The Fostering Network,

There is a particular need for families who can foster teenagers and groups of brothers and sisters.

Today marks the beginning of the Foster Care Fortnight.

As part of this Hounslow Council is encouraging people to come forward and foster children and young people in the borough’s care.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:15 am  

People in Spelthorne are being urged to have their say on the future of the borough

From today, the council is consulting with residents on its new “Local Plan.”

The document will set out how much development is needed in the borough over the next 15 years and where it should go.

Up for debate are planning applications and employment opportunities up until 2035.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:09 am  

The Women’s EuroHockey Club Cup comes to Surbiton this week

The English champions will be looking for victory against Madrid in the opener on Thursday.

They also want more people to get involved in Para Hockey.

Friday is Para Hockey Day and visitors to the club can come and see what it’s all about with para team Flyerz Hockey.

Adam Thomas is from charity Access Sport.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:09 am  

A number of people have turned up to view a show flat in Wandsworth that’s been fitted with suppression sprinklers

Last week, Jackie News told how the property had opened so anyone living in a tower block could see how they work.

Up to date sprinkler systems are only activated by heat from a blaze and operate on an individual room-by-room basis.

The council made a commitment to retro-fit tower blocks with the sprinklers following last June’s fatal Grenfell fire.

You can watch a video of the show flat by liking our Facebook page.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:08 am  

Police are investigating after a cat was recently found dead in the Merton Park area

Merton Police published the announcement on its Facebook page following the incident on Saturday.

Officers are urging people to contact the police if they see someone kidnapping or harming a cat as soon as possible.

It is currently unknown how the cat died or whether the incident is currently linked with any others.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:15 am  

Hounslow and Croydon are among the worst places in England for fly tipping

That’s according to the research undertaken by retailer Furniture Choice

Croydon was the fourth worst area for dumping rubbish; in 2016/17 the borough saw nearly 25,000 fly tipping incidents.

Hounslow was fifth at just under 23,000.

Merton Council handed out the third most penalties with over 5,000 and Wandsworth dished out nearly 2,000.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

Two men from Roehampton will kayak the Thames for charity

Two men from Roehampton are kayaking the Thames to raise money for children’s hospice Shooting Star Chase.

It’ll take Pat Hanlon and Dave Clark seven days to complete the length of the non-tidal Thames, starting in the Cotswolds.

The RNLI will meet them at the finish line in Teddington on the 23rd of June.

To find out more, just "like" the Shooting Star Chase Facebook page.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:37 am  

The fate of the Vaudeville club in Kensington will be decided today

Kensington and Chelsea councillors will decide today what action to take against a nightclub where a gang attacked police.

Officers were attacked at the Vaudeville in Kensington when they tried to treat a man who had been stabbed in a brawl.

Scotland Yard now want the club to be stripped of its licence.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

Heathrow Airport was put to the test at the weekend

Heathrow Airport has been tested to see how they’d respond to a terrorist incident.

They were joined by the Met Police and emergency services; they carried out a major live-play exercise at the airport.

The exercise was carried out over two days and involved more than 1200 and was played out in the Terminal 1 building.

The scenario began on Saturday and involved an armed terrorist attack scenario taking place in the terminal building.

Sunday focused on victim and casualty identification and recovery and tested the investigative and forensic recovery processes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 am  

Surrey Cricket League: Croydon Lions cruise to victory

Only three matches survived the rain in the Surrey Cricket League on the weekend.

In the Premier Division Balham & Tooting 251 for 8, beat St Luke's, 181 for 8, by 70 runs.

Raynes Park lost to London Gymkhana by 7 wickets in Division One.

In Division Two London Welsh made 174 but it wasn’t enough to trouble Croydon Lions’ batters, they got to the target for the loss of just 2 wickets.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:33 am  

Hampton & Richmond miss out on National League

Hampton & Richmond Borough have missed out on their chance of promotion to the National League after going down on penalties to Braintree in their play-off final.

Both teams were still locked at 1-all after extra time with the Iron eventually winning 4-3 on penalties to the disappointment of most of the sell-out crowd at the Beveree Stadium.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:06 am  

Sunday, 13 May 2018

Fire broke out in Tooting Market this morning

Minor damage was caused and the area was temporarily closed.

There were no reports of any injuries and the cause of the fire is under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:08 pm  

The Baftas take place this evening and Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway is up for best entertainment programme

Ant stepped down from his telly commitments after being charged with drink-driving following an accident in Mortlake in March.

Entertainment journalist Caroline Frost says it's unlikely the TV presenter will be there, given his recent well publicised problems.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:12 pm  

Chelsea miss out on top four

It’s all over in the Premier League, and Chelsea will be playing Europa League football next year.

They lost heavily at Newcastle, 3-0, when they needed to win to have any chance of taking the last Champions League place.

But, it didn’t matter in the end, as Liverpool beat Brighton 4-0 to secure their place.

Elsewhere, Crystal Palace beat relegated West Brom 2-0.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:38 pm  

Hammersmith the worst performer when both rent and journey time considered

A new tube map which shows the quickest journey time into London while saving on rent has been published.

The map, created by TotallyMoney, takes the station on each London Underground line with the most expensive average weekly rent as a starting point.

Hammersmith came off as the worst place, with weekly rents averaging £484 with relatively long journey times into the city.

Other local areas such as Wimbledon, Richmond and Morden can expect rents of around £300 per week, but with a 30-minute journey into town.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:37 pm  

Not looking good for Chelsea

It looks as though Chelsea will have to settle for Europa League football next year.

In the second half in the Premier League’s last game of the season, the Blues are 2-0 down to Newcastle.

Their fourth-place contenders, Liverpool, are winning 3-0 at home to Brighton.

Chelsea need both results to reverse if they want any chance of qualifying.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:24 pm  

Missing man from Banstead found

Police have confirmed that 80 year-old Edward Springer, who was missing from Banstead, has been found safe and well.

Springer went missing yesterday at around midday, having last been seen outside St Anne’s Church.

Police want to thank everyone who helped with the search.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

The final game of Premier League season is underway

It’s the final day of the premier league season, and Chelsea fans will have a keen eye on two games.

The blues still have an outside chance of clinching the final Champions league spot if they beat Newcastle and Liverpool lose to Brighton.

But, if that does happen, Liverpool could still take that final spot from Chelsea if they win the Champions League final later this month.

Elsewhere, Arsene Wenger is taking charge of his final game as Arsenal manager as they take on Huddersfield.

All games have kicked off.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:14 pm  

"Keep your extractors clean" after fat and grease causes fire in Clapham

Firefighters are reminding restaurant and takeaway owners to make sure their extraction systems are clean after a fire in Clapham.

On Tuesday, six fire engines and 35 firefighters were called to the fire at a restaurant with flats above.

Half of the restaurant's ducting from the ground floor to the third floor was damaged by fire. The flats above suffered smoke damage.

No injuries were reported.

It’s believed fat and grease deposits within the ducting were ignited by an ember from the grill below, causing the fire.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:36 pm  

Chelsea need skill and luck to achieve top 4 finish

Chelsea go into the final day of the Premier League season with only faint hopes of a top four finish.

They have to win at Newcastle this afternoon, and require Liverpool to be beaten by Brighton.

Boss Antonio Conte has warned of the chance of not having Champions League football next season.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:19 am  

Awards for Teddington Scientists

Two scientists from the National Physical Laboratory in Teddington have won awards from the Royal College of Chemistry.

Dr Andrew Pollard was congratulated for his work getting a single-atom-thick material out to factories.

Meanwhile, Dr Paul Brewer has pioneered ways to protect highly sensitive electronics.

Certain displays can only handle one drop of water per month through material the size of a football pitch.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:07 am  

Women’s EuroHockey Club Cup comes to Surbiton

The Women’s EuroHockey Club Cup comes to Surbiton this week.

The English champions will be looking for victory against Madrid in the opener on Thursday.

They also want more people to get involved in Para Hockey.

Friday is Para Hockey Day and visitors to the club can come and see what it’s all about with para team Flyerz Hockey
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:11 am  

15,000 men and women have been walking marathon distances dressed in brightly decorated bras

Starting and ending in Clapham Common, ‘MoonWalk’ hopes to raise £6 million to help fight breast cancer.

A number of London Landmarks have been lit up in pink, including the London Eye, HMS Belfast and Hungerford Bridge.

One walker, Di Garcia spoke to us about her personal attachments to the cause.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am  

In County Cricket, Surrey look to put Yorkshire to the sword this morning after posting a strong first innings total of 414 at the Oval

Batsman Ollie Pope finished on 158 not-out.

The bowling attack followed suit, with teenage left-arm seamer, Sam Curran claiming two wickets to leave Yorkshire struggling on 40-3 before rain hit before lunch.

Middlesex were also frustrated by rain as only 26 overs were played at Lord’s after dominating Gloucestershire, declaring on 455.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 am  

Woking-based McLaren's Formula One Drivers start 8th and 11th in the Spanish GP

Britain's Lewis Hamilton will hope to stretch his four point lead at the top of the Formula One drivers' standings this afternoon.

The defending champion starts on pole position for the Spanish Grand Prix, with his closest rival Sebastian Vettel third on the grid.

As for Woking-based McLaren’s drivers: Fernando Alonso starts 8th, with Stoffel Vandoorme 11th.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 am  

Throughout this evening, 15,000 men and women have been walking a marathon distances through the capital in aid of breast cancer

This year’s ‘MoonWalk’ aims to raise particular attention to male breast cancer.

All male MoonWalkers have received special pink t-shirts with a blue-checked bra – featuring the message “Men get breast cancer too”

Chantelle Forester from Somerset is taking part for the first time.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 am  

Children at primary schools in areas including Epsom and Leatherhead are getting to grips with a new book

School nurse Katrina Sealy has written Angry, ANGRY Angus.

It aims to teach children aged four to seven how to talk about their feelings and express their emotions.

Children and Family Health Surrey has funded the book and teaching resource pack, which it is distributing to 92 primary schools.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 am  

Tonight, thousands of people are walking a marathon in aid of breast cancer

The Moon Walk is in its 21st year, and sees men and women complete either a full or half marathon.

For many, breast cancer is personal.

Helena Lambert has another report from the walk.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 am  

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