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Saturday, 16 February 2019

Police officers in Kew are searching for a man who was seen looking into cars this afternoon.

They are keen to speak to the man who is around 18 years of age, slim, with short blonde hair and a mark on the right side of his face.

He was wearing a silver puffer coat and black jogging bottoms.

Anyone who has seen him should call 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:20 pm  

Soft top car drivers will travel around the M25 tonight in a bid to raise money for charity.

Friends Round London are fundraising for UK Homes 4 Heroes, a charity that helps homeless armed service veterans.

Those taking part will keep their rooves down so they experience the full force of the elements during the drive – just as those on the streets do every night.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:20 pm  

A Twickenham record shop says it has signed its first band to their own record label.

Eel Pie Records are promoting Buffalo Blood’s album, which is inspired by Nashville Americana.

Housed in Church Street, the store is named after nearby Eel Pie Island, and is responsible for bringing vinyl back to Twickenham after 20 years.

The historic location once featured a ballroom which played host to the likes of Rod Stewart, The Rolling Stones and Pink Floyd.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:29 pm  

The Chancellor Philip Hammond won't visit China this weekend, amid reports Beijing has pulled out of trade talks

The Runnymede and Weybridge MP was expected to meet the country's vice premier - but the Treasury insists no trip was ever confirmed.

It's thought the Chinese government was unhappy after it was suggested a British warship will be deployed in the Pacific region.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Full time - AFC Wimbledon vs Millwall at Kingsmeadow

AFC Wimbledon lost 1-0 to Millwall.

Murray Wallace for Millwall scored in the fifth minute of the game.

Former Dons forward Tom Elliot came on as a sub for the Lions in the 64th minute, and received a little ovation from the AFC fans.

There was also a tribute to Wimbledon fan Lee Avis, aka Salad, who died earlier this week.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:04 pm  

An elderly man has gone missing on Valentine’s day

83 year old Peter Cornish was last seen at half past ten on Thursday in Tooting.

He has difficulty walking and may appear confused.

He’s five foot five, and believed to be wearing brown tan shoes and beige trousers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:06 pm  

Harlequins vs Worcester Warriors at the Twickenham Stoop

Following a two weeks rest period, Harlequins return to action.

The Twickenham Stoop last saw action with defeat to local rivals Saracens in the Premiership Rugby Cup.

Play this afternoon returns to the Gallagher Premiership competition. Coming into this weekend Harlequins were 3rd in the table, eight places above today’s visiting team Worcester Warriors.

Quins are hoping to retain their top three status; Worcester aiming to climb the table.

Kick off is 15:00hrs.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:54 pm  

REPORT: AFC Wimbledon go up against Millwall this afternoon

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:20 pm  

Sutton Council has bought the old Royal Bank of Scotland in the High Street

As part of a major regeneration plan, the council paid just over two point three Million pounds for the purchase.

The vacant branch was bought by the authority in December and is hoped will support the Elm Grove Estate as well as Sutton Town Centre in a wider capacity.

It’s predicted to be developed into 33 new homes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:52 am  

UPDATE: Lane reopened on the M25 - two currently closed clockwise between junctions 12 and 13

Emergency services are still on the scene, as are recovery trucks.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:26 am  

Three out of five lanes of the M25 are closed due to a bus fire

Smoke is blowing across the road after the incident clockwise between junctions 12 to the M3 and 13 to Staines.

Fire crews are currently tackling the blaze.

Traffic is moving, but with around two miles of congestion.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:59 am  

Police have made two arrests in connection to a robbery in Cobham on Sunday.

Officers were called following a report from a taxi driver that a woman had been robbed in the area of Eaton Park.

As she reached forward to pay the fare, a man from another vehicle threatened her before taking her watch.

A man and woman both in their in 20s have been arrested on suspicion of robbery. Both have been released on conditional bail.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am  

Crystal Palace star Wilfred Zaha will miss his team’s FA Cup game against Doncaster on Sunday.

The forward had been trying to overturn a ban, but his appeal has been dismissed.

The Eagles player was sent off against Southampton for sarcastically applauding the referee.

He then suspended for an extra game and was fined £10,000 after the FA charged him with improper conduct.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:04 am  

AFC Wimbledon boss Wally Downes knows his side are the underdogs in this afternoon's FA Cup fifth round tie against Millwall.

League One's bottom team host their Championship opponents at a sold out Kingsmeadow.

Downes says he's expecting a tough game against Neil Harris' side.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:20 am  

A man who hit a Crystal Palace player with a beer bottle has been sentenced.

31-year-old Anthony Mahoney threw the plastic bottle at Eagles star Aaron Wan-Bissaka during a game with Newcastle.

The aspiring prison officer pleaded guilty to throwing a missile onto a football pitch at Croydon magistrate’s court.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:05 am  

A 25 year old woman has been arrested on suspicion of child neglect after a member of the public found a two year old child wandering alone in Cheam

The toddler was seen on Rosebury Avenue when police were called just after 5pm on the 8th of February.

The child did not have any injuries and was taken into police protection.

The woman has been bailed to return early next month pending further enquiries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:14 am  

QPR have been knocked out of the FA Cup.

The West London team have gone out in the fifth round after being beaten 1-0 by Watford.

Etienne Capoue got the goal for the Hornets, who now move into the quarter finals of the cup.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:18 am  

Friday, 15 February 2019

A 28 year old man from New Malden has been charged with GBH following an assault in a nightclub.

It happened in The Casino nightclub in Guildford on October the 14th.

Shanmuoarajah Prasanth been charged with grievous bodily harm and will appear at Guildford Magistrates’ Court later this month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:07 pm  

A former BA pilot from East Molesey is involved in a bitter legal battle with his two sisters over their late mother's £1.5million fortune.

Sophie Weaver reports...

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:14 pm  

Police have named a teenager who died in an accident in Mitcham.

Officers were called to London Road on the afternoon of January the 31st following reports of a pedestrian in collision with a coach.

18 year old Rashid Abdullah Alhadid from Croydon was pronounced dead at the scene.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:07 pm  

A play based on a woman from Claygate jailed for killing her husband will premiere next month.

Sally Challen is serving life in prison following Richard’s death in 2010.

She’s hoping to get out of jail on appeal, claiming Richard was psychologically abusive over three decades of marriage.

The Amygdala will launch at the Chapel Playhouse on March the 16th with the aim of drawing attention to the life of women in prison.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:05 pm  

Police in Surrey are urging people to recognise the signs of a cannabis farm.

It’s after officers discovered a factory in Cobham last night and arrested two men.

Signs include a distinctive strong and sickly sweet smell, lighting and ventilation equipment and constantly covered or blocked-off windows

Officers say you might also notice comings and goings at all hours or neighbours you never see.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Kingston Council apparently has the upper hand when negotiating with residents about a development in New Malden.

Work has stalled at Cocks Crescent just off the high street.

An independent report has been published by Create Streets today on ways to move forward.

It says a strength for the authority is that the “site is largely council owned and the ball is very much in its court for negotiations.”

Residents campaigning against the latest tower block say there isn’t enough infrastructure in place to cope with the influx of people.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

Chain founded in Wimbledon Village could be put up for sale

Sky News is reporting L.K.Bennett could be put up for sale.

It’s after the company's founder brought in business advisers to carry out a strategic review.

Linda Bennett regained full control of the fashion chain less than 18 months ago.

She set up the first L.K.Bennett in Wimbledon Village in 1990.

Her aim was to produce "something in-between the designer footwear you find in Bond Street and those on the high street"

A spokeswoman for the business, which has 200 stores globally, has declined to comment.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:59 pm  

Kingston Council is trying to break the deadlock over the controversial Cocks Crescent development in New Malden.

Work stopped on the tower block over a year ago.

The council says the right balance needs to be found between volume of housing and the need to regenerate the nearby Malden centre.

An independent report published today outlines recommendations to take re-development forward.

The council says some “influential residents” are not supportive of high levels of affordable housing.

A number of campaigners have refuted this claim, saying they are worried about New Malden’s infrastructure.

They say there is a larger need for GP surgeries and schools; they’re also worried about a lack of traffic infrastructure.

The council says everyone is in agreement that nobody wants to site to remain empty.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

Chelsea and Malmo are facing potential UEFA disciplinary action following last night's Europa League match.

The Londoners have been charged with throwing objects, and their supporters invading the pitch, during the first leg of the last-32 tie in Sweden.

Meanwhile, their opponents have also been charged with throwing objects as well as setting off fireworks.

Chelsea will take a narrow 2-1 lead back to Stamford Bridge.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:21 pm  

Five hangars have been installed across Croydon in a bid to boost sustainable forms of transport.

These shared parking hubs are designed to provide secure storage after some residents asked for them.

The hangers have been built at Queen Mary Road, Mersham Road, Menlo Gardens, Birdhurst Road and Belfast Road.

Another is due to be fitted on Kemerton Road in the near future.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:20 pm  

Manchester United have been dealt a double injury blow ahead of their FA Cup fifth round clash at Chelsea on Monday night.

Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial have been ruled out for between two and three weeks.

Both picked up problems in the Champions League defeat to Paris Saint-Germain.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

A man accused of being a thief who went viral for looking like Ross from Friends has appeared in court.

The 36 year-old Iranian has denied a string of fraud and theft offences.

He giggled as a judge at Preston Crown Court asked him if he was the David Schwimmer lookalike.

Husseini was tracked down in Wimbledon in January after a month long police hunt to find him.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

A man’s been arrested on suspicion of ABH after a 42 year old was stabbed in Croydon

Police discovered the man just before 9am in the High Street.

The man’s injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:44 pm  

A former soldier has admitted killing a nurse who sang in an NHS choir on Britain's Got Talent.

Desmond Sylva stabbed his partner Simonne Kerr to death in their home in Battersea in August.

The 40-year-old’s pleaded guilty to her manslaughter, on the grounds of diminished responsibility.

She appeared on last year's show with the B Positive Choir to encourage blood donations after her young son died.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

A walker has had the fright of his life in Tooting.

It’s after he spotted a three foot long Royal Python on the loose on Tooting Graveney Common.

The member of the public called the RSPCA for help after the find last Saturday.

The reptile is indigenous to sub-Saharan Africa and grows up to six feet long.

The snake is now being cared for at RSPCA Putney Animal Hospital.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

A cannabis factory has been discovered in Cobham

Two men have been arrested following the find at a house in Fairmile Lane at around 7.45 last night.

Police had been called by worried residents who thought intruders were trying to break in to it.

A large number of cannabis plants were discovered following a search.

Two men, aged 20 and 42 years, were arrested on suspicion of cultivating cannabis and remain in custody.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:59 pm  

A man’s been stabbed in the chest in Croydon High Street.

Police discovered the 42 year old just before 9am

Croydon MPS described the attack as “violent” in a post on Twitter.

No arrests have been made.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:07 pm  

Scientists at Royal Holloway have discovered a new rare species which has been deemed “the world’s friendliest spider”.

Scientists at Royal Holloway University have discovered a new rare species of spider which has been deemed “the world’s friendliest”.

The Chikunia Blide spider from Indonesia is thought to live in harmony with another that’s similar to it.

Researchers at the site in in Egham found they feed their young and possibly extend this care to each other’s new-borns.

This goes against the creatures’ usual cannibalistic tendencies.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:30 am  

Plans to build a new dementia home in Surbiton are gaining momentum.

It comes after a decision was made by the Adult and Children’s Care and Education Committee yesterday to recommend funding for the scheme.

It's estimated the number of people in Kingston with dementia is expected to rise to over 2,100 by 2027.

The new home is expected to be built in Browns Road by 2020, with residents due to move in a year later.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:19 am  

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri believes they should have killed off their Europa League last-32 tie with Malmo last night.

His side will take a 2-1 lead into next week's second leg at Stamford Bridge.

But Sarri was pleased with how his side bounced back from a 6-nil thrashing at the hands of Manchester City on Sunday.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:53 am  

Existing proposals for a Heathrow Southern rail link will need "public support".

Existing proposals for a Heathrow Southern rail link will need "public support".

That’s according to the transport secretary and Epsom and Ewell’s MP Chris Grayling.

His critics say that is not relevant as many existing proposals will be entirely privately funded.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:25 am  

Hundreds of youngsters across SW London and Surrey are set to miss school today.

Hundreds of youngsters across SW London and Surrey are set to miss school today.

They’re walking out in a so called “children’s strike” against climate change.

Some schools have threatened to fine parents whose children don’t turn up for lessons.

But this mum Celeste says she supports the action.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:24 am  

A serious collision in Cheam has left a man in his 20s in a life threatening condition this morning.

Officers were called to St Dunstan’s Hill in Cheam Village near to the Lumley Road junction just before 6.30 last night.

It’s believed a Suzuki motorbike collided with a black Mitsubishi car.

No other vehicles were involved and no arrests have been made, police would like anyone who saw anything to come forward.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:21 am  

Kingston council plan to improve transport network

Kingston Council has announced multi-million pound plans to improve the borough’s road and transport networks over the next 3 years.

The plans aim to reduce air pollution while creating safer roads and a more inclusive transport network.

The authority will spend £1.3million per year for the next 3 years funded by Transport for London.

This funding is in addition to the existing £32.7million Go Cycle programme, with five schemes currently under construction.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:11 am  

Wimbledon hope FA Cup run can continue

Queens Park Rangers will hope to pull off an upset and reach the quarter-finals of the FA Cup for the first time since 1995 later.

The Championship side host Watford from the top flight in this evening's opening fifth round tie at Loftus Road.

Meanwhile AFC Wimbledon boss Wally Downes believes the Cup draw has given his team a fantastic opportunity to reach Wembley.

The third tier side take on Millwall from the Championship tomorrow at Kingsmeadow aiming to progress to the quarter-finals of the competition.

On Sunday Crystal Palace travel to Doncaster while Brentford are at Swansea.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:25 am  

Thursday, 14 February 2019

Chelsea have a first away win in 2019

They rebounded from a 6-nil thrashing at Manchester City with a 2-1 victory in Sweden against Malmö in the Europa League.

Arsenal's first leg of their round of 32 tie didn't go to plan - losing 1-nil away to BATE Borisov of Belarus.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:52 pm  

A record shop which brought vinyl back to Twickenham after a 20 year hiatus is embarking on a new adventure

Eel Pie Records will launch its very own record label on Friday.

Housed in Church Street, the store is named after nearby Eel Pie Island.

The historic location once featured a ballroom which played host to the likes of Rod Stewart, The Rolling Stones and Pink Floyd.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:55 pm  

A specialist Surrey police unit which tackles crime coming into the county has put a drug dealer in jail for more than three years

Ramone Williams was pulled over on the Ewell Bypass by the Surrey drugs team and firearms officers.

He was initially taken to hospital as police suspected he had concealed drugs internally.

The 31 year old from Barnet pleaded guilty to being concerned with the supply of class A drugs.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:06 pm  

Croydon’s long awaited Westfield shopping centre development has been delayed.

Bosses are reviewing the £1.4 billion scheme due to “structural changes” on the high street.

Work was due to start on the former Whitgift site later this year.

Speaking on his Mayoral election campaign, Sadiq Khan heralded Westfield as the future of Croydon’s economic success.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

A boy has been approached by a man on his way to school in Epsom.

The 12 year old was walking to Glyn School at around 8.10 on Tuesday when a man asked if he could walk with him.

He accompanied the boy through Alexandra Park to Church Road where the child then ran away.

He’s described as black, in his 30s, around 6ft tall, with very short black hair and stubble on his lip and chin.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Woking based Formula 1 team McLaren has unveiled its new car for the 2019 season.

It keeps its bright orange and blue colours, but the team have made “substantial changes” under the hood.

They had the second slowest car for much of last year.

McLaren boss Zak Brown has said they want to see improvements this year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:33 pm  

Chelsea face Swedish side Malmo in the first leg of their Europa League last 32 tie at eight o’clock this evening.

Marcos Alonso and Ruben Loftus-Cheek are the only absentees for the Blues in their first game since their 6-0 defeat to Manchester City.

Malmo have not played a competitive game since the Europa League group stage concluded as the Swedish league runs from April until November.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:33 pm  

It seems Hammersmith is the best place to go if you like a market.

The ones in North End Road have been named the best in the country at the Great British Market Awards.

They picked up the Best Community / Parish Market gong.

The council is attributing their success to the fact the road is traffic free during market days.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

A Coroner has ruled medical care given to the "M25 rapist" before he died was as good as he could have received in the community.

Antoni Imiela was given seven life terms in 2004 for preying on women and girls across south-east England.

His attacked included the rape of a woman on Putney Common and another rape on a woman in Epsom, both in 2002.

The 63 year old died at HMP Wakefield last March.

The coroner found there were no suspicious circumstances and recorded a conclusion of death by natural causes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Back Heathrow is a "sham" organisation according to Hillingdon Council

Back Heathrow is claiming Hillingdon Council’s leader has banned post from residents to councillors on airport expansion.

Over 1,200 pro expansion residents signed campaign cards which they delivered to the reception desk of the Civic Centre last month.

The cards were addressed to named councillors and it was expected they’d be passed on.

But the group claims council leader Ray Puddifoot intervened, instructing they be sent back to the campaign group’s office.

In a statement sent to us, Hillingdon Council said;

At the local elections in May 2018, the Conservative administration in Hillingdon stated in their election manifesto: "we will continue to lead on and support local residents once again threatened with additional noise and air pollution and the devastating effect on local communities of an expanded Heathrow Airport. We have set aside sufficient funding to fight the proposed third runway at Heathrow through the various courts in the years ahead, should this be required, and we are confident that it will again be defeated." Accordingly, this is council policy.

Back Heathrow Ltd are a sham organisation who spend millions of pounds from undisclosed sources on dubious campaigns.

When asked to supply details of who was promoting and funding Back Heathrow they refused to answer, resulting in The Leader of the Council stating at a council meeting in January 2019: "Back Heathrow Ltd were asked a very simple question - but one which would require them to be open, honest and transparent.

"Were they simply a puppet of Heathrow Airport Ltd, who provided their finance, support and direction - in which case they could not be open, honest and transparent but would duck and dive and would avoid providing the facts requested.

"Or were they, as claimed, a resident focussed organisation, albeit that they have spent millions of pounds and sent out millions of items of literature covering an area with a population exceeding two-and-a-half million people and claim to have only found around 100,000 (less than 4 per cent of the population) that support an expanded Heathrow, then they should be open, honest and transparent.

"As anticipated, Back Heathrow Ltd have not supplied the information requested and are clearly just the puppet of Heathrow Airport Ltd and they cannot be taken seriously."

Accordingly the council regard this organisation as spurious puppets of Heathrow Airport Ltd and refuse to have any dealings with them.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:40 pm  

A man from Shepherds Bush been jailed for killing a 100-year old woman in a mugging in Derby.

Zofija Kaczan was left with multiple injuries after Artur Waszkiewick knocked her over and stole her handbag last May.

The 40-year-old was convicted of manslaughter and robbery and must serve at least 15 years in prison.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

St Margarets Station is now step-free.

A street level gate has been installed by Richmond Council and South Western Railway following concerns from commuters.

Before, the station was not accessible to passengers with reduced mobility, wheelchairs users or those with prams.

The access gate has been installed at the Amyard Park Road entrance.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:19 pm  

Thorpe Park is apparently trying to stop a care home from being built on land next door.

Merlin Entertainments, which runs the theme park, says it is considering legal action against developer Eden Retirement Living.

Bosses say the development could be "detrimental" to business because future residents may object to noise from thrill seekers.

A planning application for the development of a Grade II listed building was deferred at a Runnymede Borough Council meeting last night.

We're awaiting a statement from Merlin.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

Opinion is split in Richmond about plans to introduce a borough wide 20mph speed zone.

10,000 people responded to a 12 week consultation held by the council last year.

47.9 % were in favour while 49.7 % were against the proposals in their original form.

But 52% overall backed lowering the speed limit.

The council is now asking the cabinet to agree an amended limit.

The consultation found vulnerable road users were overwhelmingly supportive of the proposals.

65% of under 19s and 60% of over 75s were also in support of the plans.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:04 pm  

People across Kingston are being asked to show their love for the town this Valentine’s Day

Love Kingston wants residents to take on challenges to raise money that can then be invested by the charity in other community projects.

Fundraising manager Tessa Kind tells us about the projects that have benefited from grants handed out by the charity.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:30 pm  

More tremors have been felt across Surrey today.

Geologists are laying the blame with an oil drilling site at Horse Hill.

13 minor quakes were recorded in the county last year.

Scientists from Edinburgh University have submitted their research to Surrey County Council.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:47 pm  

The future of Westfield Croydon remains uncertain today, with bosses say they are “reviewing the scheme.”

Rumours have been circulating that the £1.4 billion development, the third in the Westfield series in London, has been delayed.

Retailers at the centre it is replacing, Whitgift, have also allegedly not been told when they will need to leave.

Work was due to start this summer.

But in a statement today, FTI Consulting says;

“During 2018, there has been good progress on the Croydon project with a number of key milestones being achieved which underpin the development opportunity going forward. John Lewis & Partners confirmed its commitment to taking a full range department store with a Waitrose food store, to anchor the scheme alongside Marks & Spencer. The process to conclude site assembly is now underway following Croydon Council’s decision to implement the Compulsory Purchase Order. Notices were served on all affected parties in September last year and the remaining freehold and long leasehold interests in the site were acquired in early February this year. In addition, Croydon Council approved the next phase of the Council’s Growth Zone funding for critical infrastructure projects including significant transport upgrades to the town.

"There currently remain challenges surrounding the UK economic and political outlook and the structural changes facing retail have put some UK retailers under pressure. Given this environment, we are currently reviewing the scheme to ensure it responds to changing retailer requirements and it is appropriate for the future. The joint venture partners remain committed to the project and the town centre and believe that Croydon has strong potential with flagship destinations outperforming over the long term. We will continue to review the development timetable and work closely with all stakeholders.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:15 pm  

Arsenal kick-off the night's Europa League action with a trip to Belarus to play BATE Borisov, who finished as runners-up to Chelsea in Group L.

Later tonight, Celtic welcome Spanish giants Valencia to Glasgow and Chelsea are away to Swedish side Malmo.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:56 am  

Green Councillors welcome introduction of 20mph speed limits across Richmond

The four Green Councillors on Richmond council say they are delighted that a key Green Party policy has been adopted by Richmond Council and have thanked all parties in the borough for supporting the measure.

Monica Saunders, Cllr for Fulwell and Hampton Hill, who has been campaigning for 20mph speed limits with 20s Plenty Richmond since 2013, says:

''We know that 20mph creates safer and calmer streets for everyone. In particular, our youngest and oldest residents welcome slower speeds on our roads. At a time when road casualties in our borough are rising we look forward to the roll out of 20mph and the benefits this will bring, especially to our most vulnerable road users.''

Cllr Richard Bennett, Leader of the Green Group, says:

“A borough-wide 20mph speed limit (with some exceptions) is an important milestone and should be the first of many steps towards re-balancing transport and mobility away from the unsustainable dominance of the motor vehicle. 20mph is a necessary and civilised thing to do, and we applaud it, but there is so much more to do to improve walking and cycling infrastructure and public transport to make our streets more liveable. Green Councillors will continue to support progress and maintain pressure, such as our successful Motions getting Climate Change adopted as an over-arching strategy for Council and the Council to commit to bring forward air quality improvement measures before its Air Quality Action Plan is published.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:15 am  

Two consultations on the impact of Heathrow’s expansion are taking place today in Staines and Kingston.

Two consultations on the impact of Heathrow’s expansion are taking place today in Staines and Kingston.

People will be able to ask questions about how their lives will be affected.

Earlier Jackie's Iona Stewart-Richardson spoke to the Leader of Richmond Council Gareth Roberts.

Meetings start at 2pm at Kingston University and the Hythe Centre on Thorpe Road.

Meanwhile, Spelthorne Council's DLR style scheme to give Southern Rail access to Heathrow, will be entered into the government's light rail initiative, that's according to the New Civil Engineer.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:15 am  

A £20,000 reward is on offer for any information 12 years to the day since a 15 year old from Clapham was shot dead.

Billy Cox had left Acre Lane in Brixton and made his way home to Fenwick Place in Clapham back in 2007.

His 13 year old sister returned home and found her brother bleeding from a gunshot wound, with no sign of a forced entry into the property.

Police are still trying to identify one man from CCTV footage who walked home with the teenager.

Detectives are now offering £20,000 for any information.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:12 am  

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri says it has not “been easy” since Sunday’s thrashing by Manchester City.

The Blues were handed their heaviest ever Premier League defeat when they were beaten 6-0 at the Etihad Stadium.

They will be looking to bounce back when they take on Swedish club Malmo in the last 32 of the Europa league later.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am  

There are plans to stop football fans paying more for train tickets when a match is rescheduled.

Currently, supporters face paying a fee to amend the cheapest fares when kick-off times and dates are altered.

MP for Tooting Rosena Allin-Khan has been pushing the proposals for two years.

She has said it’s fantastic the Government have listened but she wants fans to be included in the talks to.

Trials could come in for next season's Premier League.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 am  

Epsom and Ewell is one of the most expensive areas for single buyers outside London, a report has found.

Zoopla has ranked it as the 9th most expensive local authority for someone to buy property solo.

They looked at the proportion monthly mortgage repayments could take up of a gross monthly wage.

For Epsom and Ewell, that amount was over 30%.

Meanwhile, Hertsmere was ranked as the most expensive on the list, while Sunderland was the cheapest local authority for single buyers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 am  

MP for Hayes John McDonnell has called Sir Winston Churchill a “villain”.

When asked at an event yesterday, he pointed to the war-time prime minister’s role in dealing with Welsh miners in 1910.

As home secretary Churchill sent in police to deal with striking miners in the town of Tonypandy.

One miner died and over 500 people were injured in the clashes.

In 2002, Sir Winston Churchill was named the greatest Briton ever in a BBC poll.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 am  

Brentford struck late to beat Aston Villa in the Championship last night.

Neal Maupay got his 21st goal of the season in the 91st minute to help the Bees beat their ex-manager Dean Smith.

It was his first game back at Griffin Park since leaving in October.

After that win, Brentford move up to 15th in the table.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:12 am  

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

The Harlequins Foundation is partnering up with the Met’s Territorial Support Group.

Four police officers along with role models from the Twickenham based club have teamed up for ‘Project Rugby.’

It has already provided four one-hour sessions at several secondary schools across Southwark and Lambeth.

These sessions focus on breaking down barriers between young people and police via an introduction to rugby and its core values.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Investigations are continuing following a fire in Hammersmith.

Firefighters were called to the blaze in Richmond Road just before three o’clock yesterday afternoon.

A small section of a basement flat was damaged by the blaze.

Fire crews from Hammersmith, North Kensington and Kensington attended the scene.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

People in Chiswick, react to Heathrow 3rd runway meeting last night

People in Chiswick say they were “stunned” to hear how much a third runway at Heathrow will impact on the area.

There will be 25,000 extra flights over Chiswick by 2022 and a further 260,000 by 2026 if expansion goes ahead.

Over 300 residents turned up at a meeting last night to learn more about the plans which are under consultation.

Campaign group No 3rd Runway Coalition was joined by MPs and the leader of Hammersmith & Fulham Council.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

Fire broke out in Thornton Heath earlier.

A house in Bensham Manor Road caught light just before midday.

Most of the first floor and part of the roof of the mid-terraced property were damaged.

The cause of the fire is not known at this stage.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Wood DNA tests are being created by scientists at Kew Gardens.

It’s to try and stop the illegal logging trade.

The Royal Botanic Gardens has one of the largest collections of wood samples in the world.

It has teamed up with the Forest Stewardship Council and US Forest Service for the project.

The aim is to build up a DNA database of trees to help authorities determine if wood being sold has been taken from protected areas.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Chimpanzee gestures have been found to follow the same laws as human language.

Researchers at Roehampton University looked at over 2,000 gestures by wild chimps in Uganda.

They published their findings in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B.

Zipf’s Laws of abbreviation predicts common words are shorter, and Menzerath’s law says long words have shorter syllables.

These were also found to hold when timing the lengths of the chimps’ gestures.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:59 pm  

A man's been convicted of manslaughter and robbery following the death of a 100-year old woman after she was mugged in Derby.

Artur Waszkiewick knocked Zofija Kaczan over and stole her handbag last May.

She had multiple injuries, including a fractured neck, and died from pneumonia a week later.

The 39 year old from Shepherds Bush is due to be sentenced tomorrow.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:19 pm  

Protective hoarding is to be placed around Epsom Clock Tower, ahead of major refurbishment to the Marketplace.

The works include new paving and a location for the proposed Emily Davison stone.

The works will take place into 2020, with a break for the Derby and the leadup to Christmas.

Temporary walkways around the works will be introduced to ensure safe access to businesses and to the market, including for deliveries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Kingston Council is introducing new parking charges to try and cut pollution levels.

Charges for resident permits, on street parking and in council-owned car parks will rise from June.

Bikers will also see new charges come in in September.

The council hopes the move will deter unnecessary car journeys and get more people on to public transport.

In Kingston, road transport is responsible for 72.5% of harmful Nitrogen Oxide gases.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:59 pm  

Kingston's Coombe Hill Manor rated “outstanding” by the Care Quality Commission.

Coombe Hill Manor is one of only a small percentage which achieved the grade.

1,324 care and nursing homes were inspected by the CQC, with results ranging from inadequate to outstanding.

Only 3.5% achieved the highest result.

Sonya Fenwick, General Manager” I am enormously proud of the whole team.

We strongly believe in providing exceptional care, delivered by compassionate staff.

This is the resident’s home and we have the privilege to share this time with them.

We advocate independence and encourage residents to be involved in all aspect of the home, even down to choosing the carpet.

We welcome feedback and all managers practice an open-door policy ensuring we have a free flow of ideas from staff and feedback from the residents.

Being awarded “Outstanding” by CQC is a testament of the continued commitment of all staff at Coombe Hill Manor and we are very proud of some of the remarks contained within the report.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Six fire engines and around 40 firefighters have been called to a fire at a house on Bensham Manor Road in Thornton Heath.

Most of the first floor and part of the roof of a mid-terraced house are alight.

The Brigade was called at 12.16.

Fire crews from Norbury, Croydon, Beckenham and Forest Hill fire stations are at the scene.

The cause of the fire is not known at this stage.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

Horse racing resumes in Britain this afternoon for the first time after a six-day shutdown due to an equine flu outbreak.

Four meetings will take place with all-weather racing at Kempton.

Sam Angell from the British Horse racing Authority says it was a major operation to reach this point.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:37 pm  

A man’s being hunted in Balham following a scuffle with police

Officers say they identified 20 year old Patrick Ward outside the scene of a burglary.

He escaped in a vehicle, causing one officer to fall and injure themselves and another to have to jump out the way.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:12 am  

The M3 near Sunbury was partially blocked this morning by a couple of swans

One of them was injured, and was unable to take off.

They were ushered onto a slip road, where a swan rescue team came and took them away.

Photo credit: Highways England
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:05 am  

After almost a week of all racing being cancelled because of an equine flu outbreak, the action resumes today at Kempton Park

There will be four meetings, with jump fixtures at Musselburgh and Plumpton as well as all weather racing at Southwell and Kempton.

It will be the first horse racing in the UK since last Wednesday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:39 am  

Campaigners fighting for an independent inquiry into the death of a boy in Chertsey will gather outside Parliament this afternoon

7 year old Zane Gbangbola died after floodwater entered his house when the Thames burst its banks in 2014.

At the time, an inquest concluded he died of carbon monoxide poisoning generated by a petrol pump used to clear floodwater.

But Zane's parents believe hydrogen cyanide (HCN) from a lake built over a former nearby landfill site killed their son.

Their calls for an independent inquiry are being backed by the Fire Brigades Union in Surrey, the Green Party and the TUC.

Today’s gathering will be followed by a commemorative event hosted by Spelthorne MP Kwasi Kwarteng.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:35 am  

Oak banned at Chelsea Flower Show

Oak trees have been banned from this year’s Chelsea Flower Show to contain the spread of a toxic moth.

The oak processionary moth can cause vomiting and rashes in people.

A spokesman for the RHS said if any oak trees were brought to the show in May they would have to be destroyed due to a contamination risk.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:08 am  

Campaign started to save Cancer Research shop in Wallington

A campaign has been launched to try and save the Cancer Research UK shop in Wallington High Street.

It’s scheduled to shut its doors in April after 30 years.

In addition to raising money, the shop provides a consistent routine for two volunteers with autism.

MP for Carshalton and Wallington, Tom Brake, has written to the CEO of Cancer Research UK calling for it to remain open.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:53 am  

Shepperton Studios get permission to expand

Spelthorne Council has given outline planning permission for the improvement and expansion of Shepperton Studios.

The decision will allow the continuation of Pinewood Group’s £500-million investment to expand the world class facility.

It’s projected that the capacity for film and high-end television production in the UK will increase.

The application will now be referred to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government for his consideration.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:19 am  

Wimbledon secure vital win in League One

In the Championship alarm bells are ringing at QPR after a 2-1 loss at Bristol City.

It was Rangers fifth straight loss in the division.

In League One AFC Wimbledon registered an important 1-nil win at Walsall.

The Dons are still rooted to the bottom of the table seven points from safety.

The Championship continues tonight with the division’s top two teams in action.

Norwich go to Preston while Leeds entertain Swansea.

Brentford host Aston Villa at Griffin Park.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 am  

Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Richmond Council has today launched a campaign to get the Secretary of Education to adequately fund special needs education.

Authority bosses have written to Damian Hinds outlining what they’re calling the “perilous” financial state these schools are in.

Residents in the borough concerned about SEN provision are also being urged to write their own letters.

It’s estimated there will be a £12 million funding gap nationwide by 2021/22.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Officers on patrol in Old Malden say they are paying particular attention to vehicle crime “hotspots.”

The area has seen an increase in burglaries concerning cars and vans over the last two weekends.

Kingston Police is advising all residents to make sure their vehicles are properly locked.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

A man who followed a woman off a bus before attacking her in Colliers Wood has been jailed for life.

Lucy Mayer has this report.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:59 pm  

80s pop star Rick Astley has paid a special visit to Shooting Star Children’s Hospice in Hampton

The Never Gonna Give You Up singer joined the Music Therapy team to lead a very special sign language session.

He performed one of his hits in Makaton, which uses signs and symbols for communication.

The language is widely used at the hospice.

It costs £10 million a year for Shooting Star Children’s Hospices to maintain their current level of care and only 10% of that income comes from government funding, so the charity relies on its supporters’ generosity to keep the service running.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Detectives investigating a fatal collision in North Cheam have named the man who died.

Police were called to Malden Road to reports of a pedestrian in collision with a red Ford Focus at around 10.30pm on the 30th of January.

74 year old Roger Jones died at the scene.

His family are being supported by specialist officers from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit.

Officers continue to appeal for witnesses to the incident.

Detective Inspector Fiona Craig, said: “Our thoughts are with the man’s family at this most difficult of times and we are working hard to establish the circumstances of the collision.

“Please contact us if you saw the incident unfold, or the red Ford Focus being driven along Malden Road prior to the collision.

“It took place not far from the junction with the A24 and we would urge you to share any information, or contact us with dash cam footage if you think you can help.”

The driver of the car stopped at the scene and has been assisting officers with enquiries.

No arrests have been made.

Anyone with information is asked to contact officers at the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 020 8543 5157.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Staff at Kingston Hospital will hold more strike action next Tuesday.

GMB Union members will once again rally against ISS healthcare.

The private firm delivers a number of services to hospitals including catering and cleaning.

But staff including porters and cleaners are demanding sick pay and a living wage.

The last protest at Kingston Hospital was attended by over 150 people.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

England rugby union prop Mako Vunipola has been ruled out of the rest of the Six Nations tournament with an ankle injury.

He suffered ligament damage during the win against France at Twickenham on Sunday and is expected to be missing for up to 10 weeks.

England's next game is against Wales in Cardiff on the 23rd of February.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:39 pm  

A general election would deliver Theresa May only four extra seats, and a tiny majority in the commons.

That’s according to a YouGov poll.

Labour wants the country to go to the ballot box if the Prime Minister’s Brexit deal is rejected by Parliament.

Jeremy Corbyn’s party is currently predicted to lose 12 MPs.

We went out on the streets of Kingston to see if people there are actually in the mood to go to the polls again.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

88% of parents apparently get frustrated when their children refuse to share their school day antics with them.

That’s according to new research commissioned by app ClassDojo.

27 % of parents have also described conversations with their children similar to “getting blood out of a stone.”

TV presenter Angellica Bell lives with her husband and children in Kingston; she says the news is definitely something she can relate to.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:19 pm  

Kempton confirms racing will be back tomorrow

Horse trainer Lawney Hill is backing the decision to resume racing in Britain tomorrow.

All meetings were cancelled after an outbreak of equine flu last week.

Meanwhile, Kempton Park has tweeted to say;

“We’re back. Racing returns tomorrow with a fantastic evening of all weather racing.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:29 pm  

A person has died on board a train at Purley

Officers were called to the station just after midday following reports of a medical incident on board.

The person was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officers are working to identify them and notify their next of kin.

The death is not being treated as suspicious.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:37 pm  

An e-fit has been released of a man police want to speak to in connection with an attempted burglary in Shepperton.

Officers were called to a property in Halliford Road on the 23rd of January which had had a window smashed.

Residents had reported seeing one man outside the property and another in the back garden.

The man outside was challenged by a concerned member of the public while the other man escaped over a garden fence.

Both were spotted getting into a silver people carrier.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:51 pm  

London’s fire fighters say most schools they are called to have no sprinklers.

London’s fire fighters say most schools they are called to have no sprinklers.

Bosses have been speaking out following a blaze at a school in Battersea Rise yesterday afternoon.

Over 1,000 staff and students had to be evacuated.

Fire fighters say millions of pounds are wasted repairing fire and water damage caused by a lack of sprinklers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:29 am  

New secure bike hangars are being rolled out across Croydon.

New secure bike hangars are being rolled out across Croydon.

The cycle hoop scheme aims to make it safer and more convenient for people to bicycle.

The first shelters have appeared in Queen Mary Road off Beulah Hill and many more are due to come.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:08 am  

Drivers queue in traffic for two and a half days every year on the most congested road in London–that’s according to new research.

The worst road is the A406 North Circular from Chiswick Roundabout to Hanger Lane with one taxi firm admitting to avoiding the area “at all costs”.

According to Inrix, road users across the UK lost 178 hours each to congestion last year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:03 am  

British horse racing will resume tomorrow.

British horse racing will resume tomorrow.

All weather events will take place at Kempton and jump fixtures will also go ahead elsewhere.

174 stables were placed in lockdown following an outbreak of equine flu.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:25 am  

The MP for Carshalton and Wallington has openly called the Transport Secretary “failing Grayling”

The MP for Carshalton and Wallington has openly called the Transport Secretary “failing Grayling”

Tom Brake made the comments on twitter following the transport minister’s decision to pull out of the Seabourne ferry contract.

The Lib Dem Brexit spokesman went on to say how Mr Grayling “blames everyone but himself” for the decisions his department makes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:30 am  

Monday, 11 February 2019

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri says he's worried about his team and their performances - but his future is up to the club.

They dropped to sixth in the Premier League after being thrashed 6-nil at champions Manchester City.

Sarri insists it's not his style of football that's the problem.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

The leader of Sutton Council has praised the emergency services following Friday’s fatal stabbing.

39 year old Aliny Mendes was attacked on the North Cheam / Ewell border as she walked along London Road.

Ruth Dombey has issued a statement saying the authority is liaising with Surrey Police and will offer the team whatever support it needs.

She went on to say "incidents as tragic as these are a rare occurrence in and near our borough.

They remind us of our shared role in helping ensure everybody can live in safety and that those who require support receive it.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

Sir Vince Cable joins Mental Health Campaign

As part of Children’s Mental Health Week, Sir Vince Cable has joined a campaign to support young people in building better mental health.

The MP for Twickenham joined young people and mental health experts from leading charity, Action for Children.

This was to support the parliamentary launch of Build Sound Minds – a campaign to help children and teenagers build good mental and emotional wellbeing.

Pupils in need of support have been taking part in the Blues Programme, the first ever UK-wide early help intervention for teenage depression.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri insists he has no problem with Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola.

The Italian walked straight down the tunnel after their Premier League match yesterday, bypassing Guardiola who had come over to shake hands.

The Spaniard was left with a bemused look on his face, but Sarri says he just didn't see him.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

A man from Surbiton has been sentenced to five years and three months for drug offences.

Christopher Panzo pleaded guilty to four counts of possession with intent to supply drugs including Diamorphine and crack cocaine.

The 22 year old also admitted assaulting an emergency worker.

He was arrested after he was spotted driving at speed through Epsom in November.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Fire fighters battling a blaze at a school in Battersea this afternoon say it had no sprinklers.

Over 1,000 staff and students at the school in Battersea Rise were led to safety after the fire broke out just after 2.30.

The news comes on the day London Fire Brigade called for more buildings to have fire suppression systems.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri insists he has no problem with Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola.

The Italian walked straight down the tunnel after their Premier League match yesterday, bypassing Guardiola who had come over to shake hands.

The Spaniard was left with a bemused look on his face, but Sarri says he just didn't see him.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

The Transport Secretary has been accused of 'rewriting the book on incompetence' over a cancelled ferry contract

MP for Epsom and Ewell Chris Grayling's told the Commons no taxpayers money was spent on the No-deal Brexit agreement.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:41 pm  

Fire’s broken out at a school in Battersea Rise.

Part of a ground floor classroom caught light just after 2.30.

Over 20 fire fighters were sent to the blaze, the cause of which is unknown at the moment.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:34 pm  

Conservative Party members in Carshalton and Wallington have selected Elliot Colburn as their Parliamentary candidate for the next General Election.

He’s been a local councillor in the Borough since last May and he works for the NHS across South West London.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:31 pm  

A man has appeared in court charged with murder in Ewell.

41 year old Ricardo Godinho has been remaindered in custody until his next court appearance on the 15th of March where it’s expected he’ll enter a plea.

Police were called to Sparrow Farm Road at the junction with London on Friday afternoon following reports a woman had been stabbed.

39 year old mother of four Aliny Mendes died at the scene.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:08 pm  

Period drama The Favourite has dominated the BAFTAs, scooping seven of the 12 prizes it was up for.

The film was shot at Hampton Court Palace.

Olivia Colman won best actress for her performance as Queen Anne.

While Rachel Weisz couldn't believe she picked up the gong for best supporting actress for her performance in the movie

Netflix production Roma was the other big winner, with four prizes, including best film.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:59 pm  

Police have released a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to as part of an ongoing investigation into a sexual assault in Epsom.

The 12-year-old victim was walking home from school along Chessington Road in December when she was approached by the suspect.

He made comments about her make-up and shirt and then touched her inappropriately.

He’s 15 to 16 years old, Asian with black straight hair and wearing a navy blazer with a yellow trim.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:16 pm  

Period drama "The Favourite" has dominated the Baftas, scooping seven of the 12 prizes it was up for.

Olivia Colman won best actress for her performance as Queen Anne, while co-star Rachel Weisz picked up best supporting actress.

Filmed at Hampton Court Palace, it documents the alleged relationships Anne had with two close female aides.

We caught up with the film’s writer Tony McNamara after the awards last night.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Fans of Dame June Whitfield have taken to Twitter to vent their anger she was missed off the In Memoriam tribute at last night’s BAFTAs.

The 93 year old star of radio, stage and film died at her home in Kingston on December the 29th.

Those who have passed away the previous year are honoured at the annual ceremony.

Fans have branded it a “disgrace” saying the fact Dame June’s Ab Fab co-star Joanna Lumley was the award’s presenter made it worse.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:40 pm  

Firefighters rescued record numbers of people last year.

That’s according to Norbiton based Fire Brigades Union.

Over 45,000 people were rescued which equates to more than 100 rescues a day.

Despite the increasing demand on the service, one in five firefighter jobs in England have been cut since 2010.

FBU general secretary Matt Wrack says: “These figures make it clear that fire and rescue cuts put the public at risk to more than just fires.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:59 pm  

Surrey Fire and Rescue offers a behind-the-scenes look at fire fighter training

The video above is a behind the scenes look as new fire service recruits are put through their paces during training.

Three fire services have joined forces for the first time to run a joint training course for full-time firefighters.

Surrey Fire & Rescue Service, West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service and East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service are running the 13-week course which began last month at Surrey’s training centre in Wray Park, Reigate, with instructors from all three services as tutors.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

A man found guilty of killing his date in a speedboat crash near Wandsworth Bridge could be one step closer to extradition today.

Jack Shepherd’s lawyer says she’s considering agreeing extradition if she can be sure it would be "safe".

A judge ruled against a petition to quickly extradite him back to the UK last month.

Lawyer Mariam Kublashvili says a decision would now be made over their next step soon.

Shepherd was convicted of the manslaughter by gross negligence of Charlotte Brown in July, but fled to Georgia.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

A man charged in connection with the murder of a woman in Ewell will appear in Guildford Crown Court later.

44 year old Ricardo Godinho did not enter a plea when he appeared at Staines Magistrates’ Court this morning.

Godinho from Ewell, who spoke via a Portuguese translator, is also facing a charge of possession of a bladed article.

Police were called to the Sparrow Farm Road junction with London on Friday afternoon following reports a woman had been stabbed.

39 year old mother of four Aliny Mendes died at the scene.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:53 pm  

Tagging devices are to be fitted to knife crime offenders in Croydon, under the Mayor of London’s new plans.

Sadiq Khan says those who have served time for knife related offences, aggravated burglary and GBH will be now be tagged.

Croydon is one of four boroughs to take part in the trial, the others being Southwark, Lewisham and Lambeth.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:09 pm  

Richmond Council is on a mission to ensure funding is available and used efficiently to ensure pupils meet their full potential.

Richmond Council is on a mission to ensure funding is available and used efficiently to ensure pupils meet their full potential.

The council says it will continue to lobby the government due to a financial shortfall for special education services in the borough.

This year central government have cut £536 million of funding across the UK.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:04 am  

Passenger numbers at Heathrow have soared for the 21st month in a row.

Passenger numbers at Heathrow have soared for the 21st month in a row.

A 2.1% increase in travellers so far this year – means it maintains its status as the busiest airport in Europe.

It aims to boost figures by 2% annually - despite evidence suggesting there is a drop in demand for local flights.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:11 am  

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri insists he has no problem with Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola.

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri insists he has no problem with Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola.

The Italian walked straight down the tunnel after their Premier League match yesterday, bypassing Guardiola who had come over to shake hands.

The Spaniard was left with a bemused look on his face, but Sarri says he just didn't see him.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:32 am  

Man charged in connection with Ewell murder

A man is due in court this morning charged in connection with the murder of a woman in Ewell last week.

39 year old Aliny Mendes died at the roadside on Friday after police were called following reports that a woman had been stabbed at the Sparrow Farm Road junction with London Road.

41 year old Ricardo Godinho from Epsom will appear at Staines Magistrates' Court.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:55 am  

Chelsea Women earn draw at Man City

In Women’s Super League One action Ji So-Yun scored twice in the second half as Chelsea Women battled back from two goals down to earn a 2-all draw at Manchester City Women.

Bristol City Women and Brighton & Hove Albion played out a goalless draw.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:15 am  

Sunday, 10 February 2019

England have continued their impressive start to rugby union's Six Nations with a 44-8 thrashing of France at Twickenham

Jonny May scored a hat-trick of tries before half-time.

Eddie Jones' side have now won two from two after beating champions Ireland last weekend.

France have lost both of their opening matches.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:16 pm  

A scheme to help get rough sleepers off the streets of Croydon has now found homes for six people

The council run project finds accommodation for homeless people on the sole condition that they maintain their tenancy.

They don’t have to worry about meeting more detailed criteria.

This means they can settle into their accommodation, get the support they need and become less likely to return to the streets.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:16 pm  

Detectives investigating the murder of a woman in Ewell have been given more time to question a suspect

39-year-old Aliny Mendes died at the Sparrow Farm Road junction of London Road on Friday afternoon after being stabbed.

A man in his 40’s from Epsom remains in police custody on suspicion of her murder.

Chief Inspector Mark Chapman says they are working “incredibly hard” to piece together what happened.

He’s also urging anyone with information to contact them on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:29 pm  

Chelsea take on Man City later today

Kick-off is at 4pm at the Etihad Stadium.

City are currently 2nd in the Premier League table, Chelsea are 5th.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:11 pm  

Four teenagers have been arrested following a stabbing in Hayes

Police were called around 4pm yesterday to a fight in Central Avenue.

A 16 year old was taken to hospital, but his condition is not life threatening.

All four are being held on suspicion of attempted murder.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling is once again facing calls from MPs of all parties to quit

It's after his department scrapped a Brexit ferry contract with a firm without any ships.

The £13-million deal with Seaborne Freight was cancelled yesterday after their main backers pulled out.

Conservative MP Anna Soubry has told The Observer Mr Grayling should "consider his position".
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:22 am  

Prayers are being said at Guildford Cathedral this morning for schoolboy Zane Gbangbola

The 7 year old died when his home in Chertsey flooded in 2014.

A coroner concluded he died as a result of inhaling carbon monoxide fumes from a petrol pump used to remove water from the basement.

But his parents have always maintained contaminated water from a nearby former landfill site leaked into their home and poisoned him.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:16 am  

Fulham boss Claudio Ranieri says errors are continuing to cost them in the Premier League

He was pleased with the way his players started - and the chances they created - but was left disappointed after a 3-nil defeat at home to Manchester United.

Fulham are seven points from safety.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:05 am  

England host Twickenham this afternoon

England host France at Twickenham this afternoon.

The home side were impressive in their victory against Ireland last weekend.

Whereas, France lost 24-19 to Wales in Paris.

Both sides have made changes to their line-ups ahead of the game later.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:25 am  

Sister pays tribute to woman murdered in Ewell

The sister of a woman murdered in Ewell on Friday afternoon, has described her as a “caring sister” with a “wonderful heart”.

39 year old Aliny Mendes, died at the roadside shortly after police were called to reports a woman had been stabbed at the Sparrow Farm Road junction of London Road.

Two men were arrested in connection with the murder, one man in his 40s from Epsom who remains in custody.

While another man in his 50s was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender and has since been released with no further action being taken.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:54 am  

Council Leader for Sutton hits back at the Government over No Deal Brexit

Liberal Democrat Council leader for Sutton has hit back at the Government over a No Deal.

Ruth Dombey says ‘asking us to prepare for a No Deal Brexit is an insult to the local people.’

The council leader believes the government should work with the council on the real challenges which affect communities.

Meanwhile the MP for Carshalton and Wallington Tom Brake says ‘the Tories are wasting the public’s time and money promoting No Deal.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 am  

Police appeal for information following a shooting in Hounslow

Police are appealing for information after a man was shot in Hounslow.

Detectives were called to London road at just after 7.15 pm last night to reports of an injured male.

The male was taken by London Ambulance to a West London Hospital where police await an update on his condition.

No arrests have been made and enquiries continue.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:14 am  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Clare Whitehead
Clare is a playwright, an experienced voiceover artist and the narrator of several audio books. She loves dogs and ballet!

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