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Saturday, 18 May 2019

A teenage girl remains in hospital after being found with unexplained facial injuries in Egham

Surrey Police believe she sustained her injuries at a park in Pooley Green Road last night.

They’re making a number of enquiries to establish exactly what happened.

Anyone who was in the park around the time of the incident or has any information is being asked to contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:14 pm  

Officers from Surrey Police are urging parents to discuss the topic of animal cruelty with their children following the death of three pigeons in Staines.

The incident occured on Friday afternoon.

Police say three teenagers were spotted near Staines railway bridge shooting the pigeons with catapults.

They are urging anyone with information relating to the incident to call 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:28 pm  

It's set to be a weekend of celebrations for Wimbledon Tennis as they are set to unveil their new 70 million pound roof.

It has taken 3 years to build but Court Number One will now have a retractable cover, identical to the one on centre court.

The launch of the roof will marked by an event that will take place tomorrow, which will see tennis stars including John McEnroe, Jamie Murray and Venus Williams play a friendly, whilst musicians, including Rita Ora are set to perform.

All proceeds will go towards a homeless fund set up by the Wimbledon Foundation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:56 pm  

A big afternoon lies ahead for Harlequins as they are set to play Wasps in the Rugby Premierships final day of the season.

A win would see the Twickenham team claim fourth place, and an away semi-final next weekend.

The game will take place at 4 o'clock.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

A campaign to help young people with their mental health has launched in Croydon.

As part of its Choose Your Future programme, the Council will be encouraging people who are feeling stressed, anxious or overwhelmed to talk to someone.

Whether it’s because they’re feeling exam pressure or they’re facing a challenging situation in their life.

From Wednesday billboards around the borough will tell people who are struggling where they can get help.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:14 pm  

Harlequins will be looking to steal a top four spot on the final day of the Rugby Premiership season.

They have to beat rivals Wasps and hope Northampton lose against Exeter.

Should they pull it off the Quins will be in the play-offs, giving them a shot at winning the title.

Semi Kunatani, who signed from French Top 14 side Toulouse, makes his first start.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

A man who went to jail for conning Chelsea footballer Gary Cahill has been punished further.

36 year old Stewart Groves has been banned from being a company director for ten years.

The financial adviser was sentenced to more than 8 years in prison last month after gambling away the defender’s money.

He had said it would be spent on property.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

Sutton’s Community Farm will throw open its doors to the public today.

The site in Woodmansterne Lane, which is leased from Surrey County Council, is run with the help of over 50 volunteers.

Today is a chance for residents to learn about what goes on at the farm, and to celebrate sustainable and natural food sources.

Alice Brown is the farm’s manager.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

A new bus route comes into effect in Hammersmith today to ease the problems caused by the on-going closure of the bridge.

Six other routes are being modified.

Services were immediately re-routed after the 132 year old bridge closed indefinitely in April on safety grounds.

The new routes will be reviewed regularly.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 am  

Two men have been jailed for raping a woman in Carshalton last October in broad daylight.

They met at Victoria Coach Station on the 13th of October and travelled to Carshalton the following day where they attacked a 53 year old woman at 3 o’clock as she approached an alleyway near Shorts Road.

20 year old Gabrield Bejinariu was convicted at Croydon Crown Court in April. He was sentenced to 12 years in jail for aiding and abetting rape, 5 years for rape and 4 years for attempted rape.

32 year old Radian Cojorcaru was sentenced to 12 years after he pleaded guilty to rape and to aiding and abetting rape.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:12 am  

A Croydon council initiative claims it has prevented almost 50 families from becoming homeless in the last year.

The authority set up Croydon Lettings last summer.

The aim was to improve the long-term prospects of tenancies in the private rented sector by working more closely with landlords and struggling families.

Bosses say the scheme has also avoided a £275,000 cost of putting people in emergency housing by finding them private rentals.

The agency works by giving prospective tenants a personalised training course before being matched with a private landlord.

The course includes budgeting advice, benefits support, tenancy tips and wider skills training.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:07 am  

A special conference centring on children and young people is taking place in Ham today.

“Teaching Tech to Gen Z” is being held at the German School of London.

Numerous experts will talk at the event.

The aim is to better equip youngsters with the mental and social well-being they need as they navigate the world of digital media.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:04 am  

Wandsworth tackles misuse of parks with fines.

People misbehaving or causing a nuisance in Wandsworth’s parks could be hit with on-the-spot fines from Monday.

The Council is introducing the change to free up parks police officers who would otherwise have had to issue a summons and prepare a case for the magistrates court.

Issuing the £80 fines will take less time for officers and allow them to make more patrols.

Any money generated through the fines will be ring-fenced for use by the parks police.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:46 am  

Friday, 17 May 2019

A by-election is to take place in Merton after the resignation of a councillor.

It’ll take place on the 20th of June after Canon Hill Ward cllr Mark Kenny decided to step down.

Applications for postal votes must be received by the 5th of June.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:22 pm  

Over 1,500 responses to Surrey’s fire service consultation have been received, and there’s still a week left to run.

Lucy Mayer reports.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:13 pm  

Police are appealing to help find a vulnerable missing Reigate man who hasn’t been seen since yesterday.

52 year old Steven Preston is white, slim build with dark brown hair. He was wearing a dark blue top, blue jeans and blue canvas shoes with white soles.

He has a grey Audi A4 Quattro, with the registration number YR03 HLX.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:23 pm  

Police are appealing for help to trace a violent offender wanted on recall to prison for breaching the terms of his licence conditions.

Paul Haynes is originally from Oxted but said to have links with Lingfield and Merstham.

He’s described as white, with blue eyes and brown and grey hair. He is approximately 5ft 6in tall and of medium build.

Anyone who spots him should call police on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:47 pm  

Over £1.7m has been spent defending Heathrow expansion in court by the Department for Transport.

It’s after a legal battle from councils and environmental groups, which ruled in favour of a third runway.

Minister Jesse Norman says that they’ll attempt to recover £625,000 from the claimants.

Back Heathrow says the ruling raises questions about how boroughs have spent millions of pounds of taxpayers’ money.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:05 pm  

Kingston Council says its aim is to work with The Rose Theatre to try and make it completely self-sufficient.

The authority has announced it’s to stop funding the theatre after 11 years, something The Rose says puts its future in doubt.

Some residents are calling on the theatre to take more commercial shows, as Wimbledon and Richmond do, to help raise funds.

Kingston’s Council leader Liz Green says this is a possibility.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:13 pm  

It’s emerged a convicted murderer, whom police are hunting because he’s breached the terms of his release license, has absconded before.

66 year old Joseph Bagley was released from prison in January having been jailed for the murder of a taxi driver in 1978.

He has been living in Maidstone, but failed to turn up for his curfew on Sunday and has not been seen since.

Bagley previously went on the run in 1994 after escaping during an escorted home visit to an elderly relative in Weybridge.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:07 pm  

Chelsea Football Club has released a further statement relating to Ruben Loftus-Cheek's Achilles tendon injury.

Chelsea say Ruben Loftus-Cheek has undergone a successful operation on his ruptured Achilles tendon.

The midfielder picked up the injury in a charity match in the USA, ruling him out of this month's Europa League final with Arsenal.

He'll also miss England's Nations League campaign this summer.

It reads:

'Ruben successfully underwent surgery on his ruptured Achilles tendon last night. He will miss the UEFA Europa League Final and England’s campaign at the Nations League finals and will spend the summer undergoing rehabilitation in order to resume full training as soon as possible.'

Unfortunately it brings a season of progress for Loftus-Cheek to a premature conclusion.

The midfielder, who featured for England at last summer’s World Cup, has played 40 times for Chelsea in 2018/19.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Kingston's leader says help is at hand for The Rose Theatre

Kingston Council says its aim is to work with The Rose Theatre to try and make it completely self-sufficient.

The authority has announced it’s to stop funding the theatre after 11 years, something The Rose says puts its future in doubt.

Kingston’s Council leader Liz Green has told us this has always been the plan.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:46 pm  

Harlequins winger Tim Visser is to retire from professional rugby at the end of the season.

The former Scotland international was their top scorer during their 150th anniversary season, with 11 tries in 20 appearances.

‘The Flying Dutchman’, as he’s known, says he’s moving onto new challenges outside of rugby with his young family.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:05 pm  

Cancelled Marsden March will now take place on Sunday

The annual Marsden March will resume on Sunday.

The event had to be cancelled in March due to the adverse weather which included gale force winds.

The 15 miler sees walkers stroll between the charities two hospitals in Chelsea and Sutton.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:59 pm  

It’s emerged a convicted murderer, whom police are hunting because he’s breached the terms of his release license, has absconded before.

66 year old Joseph Bagley was released from prison in January having been jailed for the murder of a taxi driver in 1978.

He has been living in Maidstone, but failed to turn up for his curfew on Sunday and has not been seen since.

Bagley previously went on the run in 1994 after escaping during an escorted home visit to an elderly relative in Weybridge.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:45 pm  

Mental health week marked in Kingston

Kingston Council had a stall in the marketplace to promote good mental health on Monday, the start of Mental Health Awareness Week.

Over the next few months, the authority will be working with businesses across the borough to encourage and support them in adopting positive working practices and creating a friendly and open environment where people feel able to talk about their concerns without fear of discrimination or negative consequences.

The council also will be signing the Time to Change pledge on the 11th of June.

Time to Change Hubs are partnerships which help to proactively campaign to change people’s attitudes towards mental health, and embed anti-stigma and discrimination practises in workplaces locally.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

The Grenfell Tower Inquiry's first report will not be published until October.

It was originally thought that it would come out this Spring, before the second anniversary of the disaster.

But those involved in putting it together say it's a far more complex and time-consuming task than was originally anticipated.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:21 pm  

The rainbow flag is flying high in Richmond today.

It’s to mark International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia.

The flag has been raised outside the town’s Civic Centre to show support for the borough’s LGBTQ community.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

The Rose Theatre says Kingston Council’s decision to withdraw funding puts its future in doubt.

Bosses say it “brings a far greater financial benefit to the borough than the comparatively small funding it receives.”

Kingston has decided to withdraw funding after 11 years because it says it needs to “prioritise” its finances.

The authority will continue with its cash grants for the next three years.

Statement from Cllr Liz Green, Leader of the Council

"We remain committed to seeing the Rose Theatre thrive whilst balancing the need to be financially prudent to match our reduced income and look forward to working with the current management team and trustees to achieve this aim.

The Liberal Democrats were proud to help set up the Rose Theatre over 10 years ago. A new five year funding deal was agreed with the council in 2015, and since then over £1.6 million funding for the Rose will have been provided by the council by March 2020.

As a financially responsible council, who have seen £66 million of funding from central government cut since 2010 and now receive zero, we, of course, have a duty to look at every aspect of our spending to ensure value for money.

At the same time as funding cuts, we have seen a marked increase in the need for adult and children's social care services.

It is never easy to prioritise one area of spending over another and any reduction in funding we provide to the Rose Theatre would be a particularly difficult decision.

In the last 5 years Kingston Council has provided funding of over £1.6 million
The council additionally wrote off outstanding debt of £1.7 million
The council reduced the theatre’s rent from £150,000 to £35,000 in 2015
Funding will continue at its current rate (£265,000 per year) until at least 2020
The theatre receives £30,000 discretionary business rate relief, which is proposed to continue
Currently the council also uses and pays for additional services, and this is proposed to continue
Current proposals are to taper this funding to £177,000 in 2020/21 then £88,000 in 2021/22, falling to zero thereafter
These cuts represent a cut to the theatre budget of 7.5% compared with a cut to the council’s budget of over 35% since 2010
No final decisions will be taken by the council until February next year."
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

The hunt is on to find a convicted murderer with links to Surrey.

66 year old Joseph Bagley was released from prison in January, but has breached the terms of his license.

He was jailed in 1978 for the murder of a taxi driver.

He has been living in Maidstone, but failed to turn up for his curfew on Sunday and has not been seen since.

Officers say he could “lash out” if he feels threatened and anyone who sees him should call 999.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Footage has emerged on YouTube of a man clinging to the bonnet of a car as it’s being driven along the busy Great West Road in Brentford

It was filmed by a motorcyclist and posted to his YouTube channel, Mr Short Rider.

Police have since confirmed a man was treated for injuries in hospital and they are looking for the driver of a Mercedes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:56 pm  

Firefighters are threatening to stop all non-contractual work in a row over pay and conditions.

All jobs outside of their core role, such as water rescues and aerial drone operation, could be withdrawn.

The Norbiton based Fire Brigades Union says tensions are rising ahead of talks about wages.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

78% of people in the South East of the country believe they should be kinder

That’s according to a survey for the British Red Cross.

Nationwide, a staggering 99% agreed that if we all did one kind thing a day, the UK would be a better place.

Preventing people from feeling lonely ranked top for the difference people would most like to make.

Among small acts of kindness people in the area have carried out include;

Lending a stranger at a petrol pump 2p when they had no cash and were just over the £30 limit to use contactless.

And a neighbour nipping next door to re-plant a rose bush that had died, as a surprise.

The British Red Cross is launching its One Kind Thing campaign, encouraging everyone to do something kind to support its vital work.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:05 pm  

A failure in the mains electricity is being blamed for a fire in Battersea that put three people in hospital

The brigade was called at quarter to 9 on Wednesday morning, and had the fire under control by half past ten.

Three people were treated for smoke inhalation and were taken to hospital as a precaution.

An electrical cabinet on the ground floor of the block of flats was damaged.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:06 am  

Kingston Council has confirmed it will no longer fund the Rose Theatre.

The authority has invested over £7 million since it was founded a decade ago.

A spokesman says it will still be a major supporter, providing £531,000 over the next three years.

It’s putting the decision down to a cut in budgets and a need to prioritise how money is spent.

The council says it has also always been clear that The Rose should eventually become self – sufficient.

The Rose says it will issue a statement in due course.

Kingston's statement in full is below;

"The council has been a major supporter of the Rose Theatre since it was founded just over 10 years ago and has invested over £7.5m in the theatre during this time. We will continue to be a major supporter of the Rose in future and will provide £531k of funding over the next 3 years, including £265k for this financial year.

“At a time when our budgets have been significantly cut, we need to prioritise how we spend the money available to us. This means making some tough decisions to ensure we can continue to provide vital social care services for children and adults as well as the borough's most vulnerable residents and universal services such as waste collection and street cleaning.

“We have been clear in our desire to see the Rose Theatre thrive as it moves towards a sustainable operating model, with gradually reducing levels of subsidy by the council. This intention was set out in a report to the council’s Policy & Resources Committee back in April 2015.

“We are proud of our diverse arts and culture offer in Kingston and want to work with the Rose Theatre and all those involved in running and funding it, to discuss all possibilities and opportunities.”

The Rose officially opened in January 2008 with "Uncle Vanya" by Anton Chekhov, with Sir Peter Hall directing.

Hall had also directed an "in the raw" production of "As You Like It" within the shell of the uncompleted building in December 2004.

Statement from The Rose;

"Rose Theatre Kingston has been vital to the community it serves throughout its 11-year life.

The support from the Royal Borough of Kingston allows young people across the borough to take part in and experience world class theatre.

Total withdrawal of council funds would place great uncertainty around the future of these and other programmes from which the people of Kingston benefit directly.

The theatre, in its current guise, brings a far greater financial benefit to the borough than the comparatively small funding it receives, and the impact of its removal would be felt far beyond the local community."
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

An army of knitters and sewers are needed to help people with dementia in Croydon

A 12 hour knit-a-thon is due to take place with the hand muffs created going to the dementia wards at Croydon University Hospital.

The muffs help to relax patients during their hospital stay and prevent them getting agitated.

The knit-a-thon will take place between 8am and 8pm next Wednesday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:44 am  

Parents are being urged to keep a closer eye on their children’s online activity

There’s been a 700% increase in child abuse images being referred to the National Crime Agency in the last five years.

That’s according to Government figures.

DC Julie Benrad works on the central Child Sexual Exploitation team covering Kingston, Merton, Richmond and Wandsworth.

She recommends turning the wi-fi off at night, amongst other things.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:05 am  

Hammersmith Bridge could become a toll bridge to pay for repairs, under new proposals

Councillor Stephen Greenhalgh has put forward borrowing the money needed, then charging 50p for cars to cross it.

It’s part of his bid to become Mayor.

The bridge was closed last month when tests found it was too weak to carry vehicles.

A lack of money for refurbishment is being blamed for its continued closur
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:08 am  

Richmond cracking down on fly-posting

Richmond Council is cracking down on fly-posting.

Unauthorised posters will be removed by officials following a rise in the number of complaints about the adverts.

Charities and community groups have special permission if they apply to the council before displaying their posters.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:07 am  

Woman robbed in distraction burglary in Croydon

A woman who was honoured for outstanding service to the NHS has had her OBE stolen in a distraction burglary at her home in Croydon.

CCTV footage shows the thief at the woman’s door where he posed as a builder.

The 89-year-old, who was recognised for 40 years of service, invited the man in, only later to discover he had taken her OBE, and £120 in cash.

Officers described the suspect as a white man in his 50s, about 5 feet 7 inches tall with grey hair.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:44 am  

Surrey Cricket League: Fixtures in all three divisions for Saturday May 18

There's another round of matches this weekend in the Surrey Cricket League.

All matches in the three divisions start at 1pm.

Surrey Cricket League – Fixtures

18 May

Premier Division

Balham & Tooting v Reigate Priory – Fishponds, Tooting
Bec Old Boys v St Lukes – Northey Avenue, Belmont
Franco Surrey Seamers v Clapham Old Xaverians – Tolworth Court, Worcester Park
Osterley 2000 v London Gymkhana – Whiteley Village, Hersham

Division One

Commonwealth 1920 v Wimbledon Corinthians – King George’s, Tudor Drive, Lower Morden
Ottershaw v Wimbledon Village – Foxhills Road, Ottershaw
Raynes Park FP v Park Hill – Raynes Park High School SG, Raynes Park
Spelthorne v Croydon – Abbeyfields, Chertsey

Division Two

Merton v Spencer – Cottenham Park, Raynes Park
Sutton Challengers A v AMY – Northey Avenue, Belmont
Team Mitcham v London Welsh – Tolworth Court, Worcester Park
Wimbledon Corinthians A v Croydon Lions – Raynes Park SG, Taunton Avenue, Raynes Park

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:09 am  

Thursday, 16 May 2019

Elmbridge Mencap has been selected by the new Mayor of Elmbridge, Mary Sheldon, as her official charity for the year ahead

There are almost 2000 adults and children in the borough registered with Learning disabilities.

Elmbridge Mencap has been in existence for almost 65 years and provides leisure activities, including social clubs and film nights.

It is primarily run by a small core of part-time staff and volunteers and has to be totally financially self-sufficient.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:55 pm  

Wandsworth has reportedly slashed its spending on some services by a quarter over the last nine years

Research by Centre for London says its budget is the fifth most affected in London.

Council Leader Ravi Govindia says “financial management, long term planning, and a good understanding of our residents’ priorities” have allowed them to protect frontline services.

However, Kensington and Chelsea stood out by increasing expenditure, one of only two boroughs to do so.

Full statement by Ravi Govindia:

“Every council in the country has had to play its role in helping to reduce the debt mountain left by the last Labour government, so while our central Government grant has been reduced, with our prudent and successful financial management, our long term planning and a good understanding of our residents’ priorities, that we have managed to protect frontline services, while at the same time as keeping average council tax bills in Wandsworth the lowest in the whole country.

“Despite the cuts in our government grant, we worked tirelessly to keep all our libraries open, expand and improve our most popular and high achieving schools, invest millions in maintaining and improving our housing stock, spent heavily in maintaining youth services, kept our parks and commons and our leisure centres in tip-top shape, our roads and pavements in good condition and our streets clean and tidy, while retaining weekly refuse and recycling services. These are the services our resident value the most and the services we have been able to protect and enhance.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:58 pm  

Costumes worn by band Madness are going on show at the Victoria and Albert Museum

The band were huge in the 80s, with hits including House of Fun and Our House.

The saxophone played by Lee Thompson at the London Olympic closing ceremony in 2012 is one of the items on display.

Madness will also be appearing at Sandown Park in Esher in July.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:05 pm  

Andy Murray is now a Sir

The tennis champ received his knighthood from Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace earlier.

The tennis ace, who lives in Oxshott, said he’d have liked his two daughters to have witnessed the moment, but they’re “a bit young.”

His career-defining moment came in 2013 when he ended Britain's 77-year wait for a male singles champion at Wimbledon.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:06 pm  

A woman from Clapham has denied obstructing a train during the Extinction Rebellion protests in London

51 year old Cathy Eastburn, along with two other men, were charged after a protest blocked the Docklands Light Railway services at Canary Wharf station.

The demonstration took place in April during weeks of protests by the group in a bid to get the Government to declare a climate emergency.

The three activists, who appeared in court earlier, have been bailed ahead of a trial
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:07 pm  

Investigations are continuing after a police van hit a woman in Streatham

The woman in her 50s is still in hospital in a critical condition after the incident last Tuesday.

The Independent Office for Police Conduct says the van was responding to an emergency, and had its lights and sirens on at the time.

The officers involved are being treated as witnesses.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:09 pm  

The man known as the “Wimbledon Prowler” has admitted trying to rob the home of tennis champ Boris Becker

42 year old Asdrit Kapaj burgled a number of homes in the area over more than 10 years before he was caught in February.

Kingston Crown Court heard how he travelled from Manchester to carry out the thefts.

He initially pleaded guilty to 21 burglaries last month.

He has now admitted trying to break into Mr Becker’s home on Wimbledon Common in 2013.

Kapaj will be sentenced next month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:01 pm  

A skip hire boss from Epsom who pressured customers into paying extra charges for skips to be removed has been ordered to pay fines and costs of more than £30,000.

A court found Brian Place, director of 1st Place Grab & Skip Hire Ltd in Epsom, was using aggressive commercial practices.

An investigation was launched after residents in areas including Leatherhead, complained to Surrey trading standards officers.

Skips were left on the driveways of some homes for months on end after Place demanded excessive sums to take them away.

After skips were left on their driveways for several weeks, three customers paid Place out of desperation, handing him sums ranging from £250 to £600.

Two customers refused to comply and ended up with skips at their homes for many months.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

A guitarist from Tadworth has released a single in protest at the loss of land across the UK.

"Enough is enough" is what Bryn Haworth is calling a “critical message.”

He says he’s passionate about the amount of woodland across the UK and the world being “lost forever” due to developments.

He was spurred into action after developers expressed an interest at turning part of Tattenham Corner, near where he lives, into housing.

It’s thought little more than 1,000 square miles of ancient woodland survives today.

Supporters are being urged to support the campaign on social media platforms via the #MyTreeMatters
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Two men are in court today charged with two counts of robbery at North Sheen Recreation Ground.

18 year old Teshan Rodrigo and 22 year old Jon Shakes were arrested following two incidents.

On Saturday, a person had their wallet and phone stolen by two suspects.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:59 pm  

Chelsea have suffered an injury blow ahead of the final.

Midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek left the stadium on crutches after going off injured in their charity match with New England Revolution in the USA overnight.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Arsenal says it’s "bitterly disappointed" only 6,000 tickets have been made available to its fans for this month's Europa League final with Chelsea.

UEFA insists logistical issues have prevented it from allowing more supporters to travel to the stadium in Baku, Azerbaijan.

But the Premier League club believes the situation is "unacceptable."

It’s offered to work with European football's governing body to help find more suitable venues in the future.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:59 pm  

The family of a woman who was murdered in Thornton Heath are calling for a full inquest into her death

33 year old Emma Day was killed by her ex-boyfriend Mark Morris in 2017, following a row about childcare payments.

Now, her sister Lorna McNamara has launched a crowdfunding campaign to cover the legal costs involved in campaigning.

She says she wants “accountability and transparency” from the agencies involved, particularly the Child Maintenance Service.

A DWP spokesperson said:

"Our thoughts are with Ms Day's friends and family.

“The Child Maintenance Service takes the safety of its clients very seriously.

We have updated our processes and delivered additional training to staff to mitigate risks to people who are experiencing domestic violence when we are progressing their child maintenance cases.

We will continue to review and update our processes and training in line with best practices.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:04 pm  

Kingston has officially installed its 184th Mayor

Margaret Thompson has been a resident since 1985.

She qualified as a paediatric nurse, and was the borough’s first specialist for looked-after children.

At her swearing in, Mayor Thompson spoke about how people in the borough reacted to the sudden death of her brother at a young age.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

The world's first drugs aimed at stopping cancer cells becoming resistant to treatment could be available in the next decade

The Institute for Cancer Research says it could help patients live longer - and also have a better quality of life.

It's investing 75 million pounds in a new centre at its campus in Sutton which will see 300 scientists working on the project.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

Offender supervision in England and Wales is to be renationalised, five years after a controversial part-privatisation

It was introduced by Epsom and Ewell MP Chris Grayling in 2014 during his time as Justice Secretary.

Contracts with external providers to look after medium and low risk individuals will end in December 2020, after inspectors described the system as "irredeemably flawed".

Justice Secretary, David Gauke, says it hasn't worked as well as it should do.

Labour says ministers have been forced to accept the system is "broken".
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:12 am  

A Miss Universe Great Britain finalist says gender equality was the main motivation for her taking part in the beauty pageant

Lauren Fox is an ambassador for the “HeForShe” campaign which focuses on equality for both men and women.

The model from Epsom says she hopes the pageant will eventually lead to her making a change on a bigger scale.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:14 am  

People’s Trust for Endangered Species and Royal Holloway University in Egham have joined forces

They’ve launched a new public survey in order to conserve the threatened Noble Chafer Beetle.

The survey needs volunteers to look out for the bugs over a two-week period in June, to find out where they are still living in the UK.

Noble Chafers are threatened with the loss of their primary habitat; the deadwood at the heart of old, decaying trees.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:05 am  

Heathrow consultation on expansion will not stop campaigners

“News that Heathrow is to further consult on its third runway plans will not stop campaigners from pushing to block the plans.”

That’s the message from anti-expansion campaign group No 3rd Runway Coalition.

The airport’s launching a statutory consultation next month as part of its hope to obtain a development consent order.

A recent High Court judgment ruled objections to the plans should be raised at the detailed planning stage and not at the earlier stage.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:10 am  

Wandsworth Council's fraud team win award

Wandsworth Council’s fraud team has been handed an award.

The South West London Fraud Partnership has been honoured at the Local Government Fraud Awards.

It won the accolade for Outstanding Fraud Detection or Investigation.

It was given to the team in recognition of its work tackling misuse of Blue Badges.

These parking permits are given to people with disabilities so that they can travel around more easily.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:10 am  

Thousand homes to be built near Wandsworth Town rail station

Legal & General will build 1,000 homes near Wandsworth Town rail station, solely for renting.

It’s their biggest build-to-rent deal ever.

It will include 35% affordable housing, and commercial space for shops or gyms.

It’s due to be completed by 2023
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:08 am  

Supervision of offenders in England and Wales to be back under State Control

The supervision of all offenders in England and Wales is going to be brought back under government control.

It comes following failures with part privatisation of the system that was introduced five years ago by the ex-minister for justice,

the MP for Epsom sand Ewell Chris Grayling.

The National Probation Service will take over cases from December 2020

A recent inspection found thousands of offenders were being managed only by a brief phone call once every six weeks.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:49 am  

Catering company is making profits which includes Wimbledon Tennis

The world's biggest catering company says profits for the year will be better than expected thanks to strong trading in the US.

Compass Group, whose clients include the Ministry of Defence, Google and the All-England Tennis Club, reported a 5.8% rise in operating profits.

This includes the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championship fortnight which is due to take place from the 1st of July.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:46 am  

Section 60 Stop and Search in Tooting

A section 60 stop and search order has been put in place in Tooting.

It also covers Graveney, Earlsfield and Wandsworth Common.

The order, which ends at 4am, means officers can search anyone they have good reason to believe might be carrying a weapon.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:45 am  

Changes are coming to bus routes after closure of Hammersmith Bridge

Transport for London says it’s set to make changes to improve bus routes following the closure of Hammersmith Bridge.

A new route is also being introduced which will run between Barnes and Hammersmith via Chiswick Bridge.

TFL have also called for a more frequent service of the 265 to run between Roehampton and Putney Bridge station.

They say the improvements are designed to enhance direct links between Roehampton, Mortlake, Barnes and the Tube network at Putney Bridge.

The changes will start from Saturday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:31 am  

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

A cardiac arrest survivor from Cobham has had the chance to meet the team who saved his life

48 year old Saroj Khadka collapsed last September, and was initially given CPR by his wife, Sarah, under instruction from 999.

The couple visited SECamb’s Chertsey Make Ready Centre to thank the team that took him to hospital in an air ambulance.

Saroj says “I am just so glad I’m alive to thank the whole team”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:07 pm  

Richmond’s 49 foster families are being celebrated today

It’s International Day of Fostering.

Richmond says the day is about celebrating their invaluable contribution to some of the most vulnerable children in the borough.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:19 pm  

Investigations are continuing into the cause of a fire in Feltham last night

A number of sheds were gutted in the blaze in Burns Avenue.

A further two sheds and a fence at the rear of a neighbouring property were also badly damaged by fire.

There were no reported injuries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:07 pm  

A roofer with a long history of rogue trading has been fined over £30,000

James Slater, who lives at an authorised traveller site in Tolworth, has also been banned from trading.

The Royal Courts of Justice ordered him to compensate 13 victims when he appeared in front of judges.

Homeowners had claimed Mr Slater had cold called them, taken their money, but either carried out no work or left the work incomplete

Many now have roof and gutter problems and damage to their properties caused by poor workmanship.

Other tradesmen supplying him equipment like scaffolding or skip hire have not been paid, leaving homeowners subject to further issues.

Mr Slater has operated under a number of names including JBS Guttering, Response Roofing and Global Plastics.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:07 pm  

People in Hammersmith and Fulham are among the best in the country when it comes to producing less household waste.

According to government figures, residents produced 263kg of waste per person last year, well below the national average of 390kg.

This makes them sixth best in England for minimising the amount of waste they produce.

Camden topped the list, while City of London was rated worst in the country.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

A judge has ordered Apple to give a widow from Chiswick access to her late husband’s online accounts.

Rachel Thompson has spent three years and thousands of pounds battling to recover the family’s photos.

She says her success was possible only after lawyers worked without charge.

She wanted access to images that would help her 10 year old daughter Matilda remember her father who died in 2015.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:49 pm  

Eight girls from Hammersmith and Fulham will proudly wear Fulham shirts bearing their names after making it through to the national finals of a Premier League tournament.

The youngsters, from St John’s Walham Green in Filmer Road, triumphed in the qualifying stages of the annual Premier League Primary Stars schools tournament, and will now be treated like top-flight footballers at the finals staged at Molineux, home of Wolverhampton Wanderers on May the 21st.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

The trial of former JLS star Oritse Williams is continuing today.

The 32-year-old from Croydon denies a rape allegation which relates to an incident at a hotel in 2016.

Another man, 32 year old Jamien Nagadhana, from Hounslow, is also standing trial for sexual assault.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Richmond has sworn in its first British-American Mayor.

Cllr Nancy Baldwin, who won her council seat at last year’s elections, is the borough’s 55th Mayor.

She’s been living in Britain since 1985 and represents North Richmond for the Liberal Democrats.

Cllr Baldwin has had a varied career including roles as a banker, teacher, entrepreneur and actor.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:29 pm  

Drivers are today being warned to look out for deer roaming on Surrey’s roads.

It’s part of a new awareness campaign by Highways England and The Deer Initiative.

Figures suggest there could be some 400 people injured in deer-related collisions nationwide each year.

The highest risk of collisions is between sunset and midnight, and the hours shortly before and after sunrise.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:59 pm  

A committee will now be responsible for making major decisions at Richmond Council.

Councillors voted last night to switch power from the leader.

They say it’s a move that will ensure all elected members are involved in decision making.

The new arrangements will come into force immediately.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Hammersmith’s bus network is being improved to help reduce the traffic problems surrounding the ongoing closure of the bridge.

Six routes are being changed and one more is being introduced.

Services were immediately re-routed after the 132 year old bridge closed indefinitely in April on safety grounds.

The changes will come into effect on Saturday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

Ruben Loftus-Cheek says he's been singing "we want you to stay" to his Chelsea team-mate Eden Hazard.

The Belgian continues to be heavily linked with a summer move to Real Madrid, and has told the club his plans for the future.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:09 pm  

A cinema has been targeted by vandals using a catapult in Addlestone

At around quarter to nine on Monday evening, two young people were seen firing at the bridge in The Lane.

It’s also believed they were firing in the multi-storey car park and may have damaged vehicles.

It comes after a multitude of reports of vandals using catapults in Chertsey.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:03 am  

A group of schoolchildren from Streatham will take part in a Walk for Cancer Care challenge next month

7 year old Henry Bolton’s mother Kate recovered three and a half years ago.

She says her son was too young to understand what was happening at the time, but it’s “wonderful” he’s now trying to make a difference.

The Dimbleby Cancer Care Walk50 takes place on the 7th of June.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:05 am  

Ruben Loftus-Cheek says he's been singing "we want you to stay" to his Chelsea team-mate Eden Hazard

The Belgian continues to be heavily linked with a summer move to Real Madrid - and has told the club his plans for the future.

Loftus-Cheek says, no-one at Stamford Bridge would like to see their star player go.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:15 am  

Police across SW London crack down on "county lines" activity.

County Lines sees criminal gangs move their drug dealing operations outside of big cities and into smaller towns, often using children.

Bas Dickson Leach is detective sergeant at the South West BCU which covers Merton, Wandsworth, Richmond and Kingston.

He explains what parents worried their child could be involved in this kind of illegal activity should be looking out for.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:30 am  

There’s fears the “Croydon Cat Killer” investigation may not have been resolved after all

It’s after an unidentified tabby’s body, found on a doorstep in Bedfont, was confirmed by vets as a suspected victim.

Police investigating a spate of animal deaths nationwide said in September that the case was closed and the killer “didn’t exist.”

Twenty-five post-mortem examinations were carried out but found no evidence of "human involvement".
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:04 am  

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

The urgent care centre at Hammersmith and Fulham could reportedly have its hours cut, following financial problems

Pulse is reporting that it’s facing a nearly £32m deficit after tens of thousands of patients registered with GPs at Hand.

The service allows you to speak to a Doctor for free through your smartphone.

The plans would close the centre from midnight until 8am, and close two GP hubs that provide evening and weekend appointments.

A spokesperson for the CCG says some of the services are underused, and called their financial position “very challenging”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:50 pm  

A 72 year old woman from Clapham is to go on trial over her alleged participation in the climate change protests

Genevieve Scherer has denied a public order offence relating to last month's Extinction Rebellion demonstrations across London.

She’s accused of failing to comply with a police condition by refusing to move from Waterloo Bridge to another protest site at Marble Arch.

She was unconditionally bailed ahead of her trial in August.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:50 pm  

A police officer has been found guilty of assaulting a member of the public whilst on duty in Kingston

PC Ryan Higson responded to an emergency call to a fight outside a nightclub in September last year.

CCTV footage showed PC Higson approaching a 21-year-old man and taking him to the floor where he then struck him.

He was sentenced to a 12-month community order and 90 hours of unpaid work.

He’s also been ordered to pay £2000 prosecution costs, £100 compensation to the victim and £85 victim surcharge.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:07 pm  

Police and Crime Commissioner David Munro says policing in Surrey is on the "right track"

“Policing in Surrey is on the right track but the hard work must be maintained to tackle emerging crime threats.”

That’s the verdict of Police and Crime Commissioner David Munro as he marks three years in post.

Mr Munro says Surrey Police has made great strides since he took office.

He’s re-iterated how the force has bettered its performance in the annual inspections.

It’s secured and is maintaining ‘Good’ ratings across the board.

Meanwhile, independent survey figures show Surrey is the highest in the country for public confidence in their local police.

Mr Munro says the force’s new site in Leatherhead will provide long-term savings and a facility fit for modern day policing.

However, he says emerging trends such as county lines drugs operations need to be an important focus for policing going forward.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:07 pm  

Two men have been jailed for life for murdering a student in Hayes

22 year old Hashim Ali was killed in October as he sat in the passenger seat of a parked car.

26 year old Phillip Fashakin and 28 year old Juskiran Sidhu.

were sentenced to a minimum of 30 years behind bars.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:48 pm  

Carshalton will aim to go 'one better' next season as the club has already begun planning for the future.

The Robins came an second upon their return to the Bostik Premier after a five-year absence, plus the club went on to reach the last 16 of the FA Trophy before bowing out in a replay against Conference National outfit Barnet.

And, although they lost a play-off semi-final against Merstham earlier this month, the optimism among the supporters was further buoyed this week as forwards Tommy Bradford and Ricky Korboa committed to the cause next season.

"I'm so proud of what we all achieved and we haven't left ourselves room for much improvement," said player/manager Peter Adeniyi.

"But the hard work for myself, the chairman and the management team will start sooner rather than later.

"We are all on the same page. We want to go one better than how we finished last season and that'll be the aim."

Bradford, who made his first-team debut aged 17, ended the season with 10 goals including a fantastic free kick away at Worthing which was his 100th club goal in Carshalton red.

"This is a great place to be and everything is in place for us to challenge for the league title next season," commented the 24-year old after putting pen to paper.

Korboa was Carshalton's top goalscorer with 15 goals and he went on to scoop a sackful of trophies at the club's end-of-season awards.

He won five of the seven awards on the day, including 'goal of the season', 'players' player' and 'fans player', with forward Harry Ottaway and the versatile Jacob Mendy scooped the remaining two.

"I was humbled and grateful for all the awards, it was the last thing I expected," Korboa said after the event.

"Missing out on promotion wasn't the end of the season we wanted for ourselves and the fans, but what we did achieve was great. Let's hope we can go one better next season."

Pic credit: Chris Bushe
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

The prosecution’s been setting out its case in the rape trial of former JLS star Oritse Williams, saying the alleged victim told him to stop.

The 32-year-old from Croydon denies the allegation which relates to an incident at a hotel in 2016.

A video of a police interview with the woman was played in court.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

Bolton Wanderers have set up an emergency food bank for non-playing staff who have not been paid after the club went into administration.

Businesses and charities have donated food and essentials to staff, according to The Bolton News.

Bolton's employees have not been paid for several weeks, while the players have not had their March and April salaries.

The problems emerged after the club was forced to cancel its match against Brentford FC just 16 hours before kick-off last month.

The players were refusing to play due to “un-paid wages.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:49 pm  

A man from Chertsey who broke into the house of a woman as she slept, stealing precious items, has been jailed.

35 year old Darren Turner pleaded guilty to two counts of burglary and three fraud charges in total.

He had earlier admitted to a previous burglary at a school which resulted in a four month sentence, to be served consecutively.

This means he will spend a total of three years in prison.

Investigating officer PC Elaine Garvanovic said: “This has been a long and complex investigation but Turner is finally behind bars where he belongs.

“I hope the community will feel reassured by the actions taken by officers.

“This sentence proves that Surrey Police will continue to gather evidence on burglars, arrest them and put them before the courts.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Tom Brake’s petition to stop school funding cuts has now been signed by almost 2,000 residents.

The MP for Carshalton and Wallington launched his campaign in response to calls for help from headteachers and parents.

Secretary of State for Education, Damian Hinds, acknowledged to Sutton Council that schools are struggling.

But he claims the new National Funding Formula (NFF) has been introduced to provide a fairer funding system for all schools.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:59 pm  

This week is National Dying Matters Week.

It’s an initiative that aims to get people talking about death and bereavement.

Tomorrow, people across Sutton are being given the chance to meet St Raphael’s Hospice clinical team.

They’ll be at the St Nicholas Shopping Centre in Sutton between 10am and 12.30pm.

St Raphael's, which is based in North Cheam, cares for people with life-limiting illness living across Merton and Sutton.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Police in Chertsey are renewing appeals for information following reports of vandals using catapults.

Officers say several vehicles with screen damage still haven’t made it to a report.

CCTV images and photos are being circulated around schools in the area.

It's emerged that nuts and bolts were being fired at cars and bus shelters, with wildlife being attacked in some instances as well.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

A jury of eight women and four men has been sworn in to try former JLS star Oritse Williams on a rape charge

The 32 year old from Croydon denies the claim, which relates to an alleged incident at a hotel after a concert in 2016.

He's due to stand trial at Wolverhampton Crown Court along with another man.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:53 am  

A man has been pronounced dead following an incident at Clapham Junction

British Transport Police confirmed reports of a “casualty on the tracks”.

Disruption is expected until 3 o’clock, with services on South Western and Southern being affected.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:03 am  

Police have released CCTV footage of a burglary in Worcester Park

They’re looking for two men in connection with two incidents in Delcombe Avenue on the 12th of January.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:04 am  

A derelict building in Walton has partially collapsed due to fire

The brigade was called around 5.30 last night to Waterside Drive, and the blaze was extinguished around two hours later.

There are no reports of any injuries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:32 am  

Drivers are complaining the filter traffic lights at a part of Shannon Corner in New Malden aren’t clear enough

They claim the green signal, which is the one that is filtered, is simply not visible until you pass though it and therefore dangerous.

The traffic light in question is installed as you leave the Next store to re-join the A3.

TFL has given us this statement:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:33 am  

Richmond and Bushy Parks need volunteer rangers

More volunteer rangers are needed in Richmond and Bushy Parks.

Royal Parks has set up a three year pilot scheme at weekends.

The volunteers guide people on topics such as where best to go for walks, deer herds and ways to boost skylark numbers.

Over 900 visitors took part in the initiative following its set up last month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:57 am  

Harlequins play their part in Project Rugby

Harlequins stars have played their part in the final Project Rugby class of the school year.

Men’s and women’s team players Mark Lambert and Davinia Catlin helped deliver the session to more than fifty young people in south London.

Project Rugby is a joint initiative between Premiership Rugby, Harlequins and the Metropolitan Police Service.

The project engages with teenagers and helps foster better relations between then and police and aims to deter youth away from crime.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:46 am  

Mercedes fly F1 car to ill Surrey boy

A Formula One car has been sent to the home of a boy from Surrey with a rare form of terminal cancer after he inspired Lewis Hamilton’s victory in Sunday’s Spanish Grand Prix.

Five-year-old Harry Shaw, from Redhill, sent Hamilton a good luck message on Instagram from hospital.

The F1 champion dedicated the win to Harry describing him as his “spirit angel.”

Harry has since moved back home and Mercedes arranged for one of its cars to be flown there.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:08 am  

Monday, 13 May 2019

Police are carrying out more searches for a missing student with links to Battersea

20-year-old Joy Morgan was last seen in Ilford on Boxing Day last year.

40-year-old Shohfah-El Israel was charged with her murder on the 27th of February.

Despite several initial searches Joy’s body has never been found.

Detectives say they’re still urging anyone with information on what happened to the University of Hertfordshire student to come forward.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:57 pm  

More than 350 drivers have been caught using their mobile phones behind the wheel across Surrey, Sussex and Kent over the last year

They’ve been spotted by one of three HGV “super-cabs” funded by Highways England.

Police officers inside the vehicles have recorded over 900 driving offences across the South East in total.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:12 pm  

12 members of an organised crime gang have been jailed for carrying out multiple robberies and moped offences across South and West London

A court heard how they’d been responsible for the attempted theft of a TV camera that was fixed to Putney Bridge to film the 2018 boat race.

One of the members, 22 year old Omar Tafat from Fulham, had also been involved in an attempted knifepoint robbery in Kingston.

The men were sentenced to a total of 67 years and 10 months in prison.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:14 pm  

Just 10 days after the Bolton Brentford match was completely cancelled, the Manchester based club has called in administrators

It’s now subject to a 12 point deduction; the sporting sanction will take effect next season in League One.

The EFL says it will meet with administrators to work out the long- term future of the club.

It’s match against Brentford was called off at the last minute because Bolton players were refusing to take part in a row over unpaid wages.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:06 pm  

A man has been attacked and robbed at a multi storey car park in Staines

Three men assaulted the victim sometime between 7.30 and 8.30 this morning, making off with a bag containing a large amount of jewellery.

The victim suffered serious injuries and has been taken to hospital.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:16 pm  

Kingston’s Lib Dems speak out following the news their chairman has defected to the Brexit Party

Jimmy Kent has defected.

The Lib Dems have just enjoyed their best local election results in history.

But Mr Kent says the party has “abandoned their commitment to democracy.”

Statement from Kingston's Lib Dem group;

"Given the Lib Dems are well-known for being pro-European, we were surprised by Jimmy Kent's view and his decision to resign. He was a relatively new member getting active after the referendum and well after Lib Dems had started campaigning to give the British people the Final Say, and he had never voiced concern before. Liberal Democrats remain THE party to vote for to Stop Brexit."
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

A new NHS online care plan trialled in Sutton is asking chronically ill patients to give their treatment wishes to care providers.

It involves people filling out a form online at their own pace and discussing it with a GP later, rather than having to have a set appointment.

It was trialled at a care home in Sutton and enabled a woman to be treated in her own bed, rather than have to take a trip to hospital.

The Co-ordinate My Care scheme is being introduced across London, with plans to go nationwide over the next few years.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:01 pm  

50th Richmond May Fair "a huge success" with visitors, charities and businesses alike

The 50th Richmond May Fair, held at the weekend on Richmond Green, was a huge success for all concerned according to organisers Be Richmond.

Thousands of visitors turned up over the two days of entertainment including the Jackie Roadshow.

Be Richmond Chairman Erick Kervaon says;

“This was a fantastic community event with something for everyone. It was great to help our charities, support local businesses and see so many families enjoying themselves. We are already taking bookings for the 2020 Richmond May Fair”

Charity stallholder, Colin Cooper, Chief Executive of South West London Environment Network says;

“This was a superbly organised event that allowed us to engage with the public, introduce our environmental campaigns and recruit volunteers for a litter picking activity next month.”

Alice Barrett, Partnerships Manager at The Poppy Factory, says;

“The May Fair was really lively and it was great to talk to so many people about how they can get involved in our Operation Picnic fundraiser this summer.

“Our poppy trail drawing challenge was a big hit with younger visitors and a good way to show how we help veterans with health conditions into many different kinds of jobs, so a huge thank-you to all the local organisations that took part.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:57 pm  

A woman has been racially abused in Epsom

The incident happened on Saturday in Sandy Mead near Horton Country Park at around 7am.

Two men on a silver moped tooted the horn and made a racially abusive comment and gesture towards the female pedestrian.

The men were dressed in black and wore helmets covering their faces.

Police have issued a statement below;

"Hate crime will not be tolerated in Surrey. Surrey’s profile of hate crime is constantly developing and we rely on those affected coming forward and making reports.

Victims having the confidence in both themselves and us to make reports is incredibly important if we are to know the true extent of hate crime in our county.

If you have been a victim of hate crime yourself, please make a report, either by calling 101, 999 in an emergency, call the Stop Hate UK helpline on 0800 138 1625 or download the Surrey Stop Hate UK app on the Apple and Google app stores.

Please don’t suffer in silence."

If you saw a vehicle or person matching the above description, or you were in the area at the time and saw anything suspicious, you are being asked to call 101 quoting reference PR/45190049000.

You can also give information, 100% anonymously, to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Drivers parking for longer than 20 minutes in Poundland Worcester Park could be slapped with a £100 fine.

A wall-mounted camera has been erected above the store front alongside warning signs from carpark operator Euro Car Parks.

Users are claiming 20 minutes is “too harsh” and “not long enough.”

The chain says “as it’s a free car park, we have had numerous complaints that genuine customers can’t park outside due to members of the public leaving their cars there.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:54 pm  

A 15 year old jailed for her part in the murder of her boyfriend in a honey-trap plot in Thornton Heath has been deported.

Samantha Joseph from Brockley was jailed following the death of 16 year old Shakilus Townsend in 2009.

She had met up with the victim on the premise of going to meet her cousin.

But when the pair reached Thornton Heath, she sent a text to gang member Danny McLean who, along with 6 others, beat Shakilus to death.

The Mirror is reporting Joseph has been deported to Trinidad where she was born, while McLean is still in jail.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Chelsea midfielder Danny Drinkwater has been banned from the road for 20 months after admitting drink driving.

The 29 year old will also have to complete 70 hours of community service.

He was arrested last month in Cheshire following a car crash in the early hours of the morning.

He's not played a competitive game for 13 months.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

A man from Feltham has pleaded guilty to attempting to murder a child and his former partner

26 year old Rehan Khan attacked them at their home on the 4th of June last year.

He will be sentenced at the Old Bailey at a future date.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:04 pm  

A doctor from Woking has reportedly died in Thailand after fainting at the wheel

The Mail is reporting that 87 year old Michael Hawkins previously refused to be admitted to hospital for a heart condition.

Hawkins owned a street of houses in the country worth around £12 million pounds.

However, his death is yet to be confirmed by the Home Office.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:05 am  

A lorry driver used his van to halt traffic when a woman was found on the wrong side of the railings on the M25

Police were called at half past six on Saturday to Green Lane in Chertsey.

She was detained within five minutes.

Police called the lorry driver “remarkable” and thanked all the members of the public who risked themselves to help the woman.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:10 am  

An "Anti-Selfies" exhibition is coming to Walton

A new exhibition is opening at the River House Barn in Walton.

Surrey Artist Richard Adams spent a year suffering from a critical illness during which he had 4 heart ops, a deadly virus and flat lined in hospital.

Feeling utterly alone, he channelled his skills in computer science and art to produce a series “Anti-Selfies”.

His artwork is an amalgamation of his thought processes which encompass the ‘Selfie’ which forms such a part of today’s social media.

Richard tells Radio Jackie how he used his computer skills and art to create the images

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:06 am  

Hounslow gets help to build Digital Training Centre

£250,000 has been given to Hounslow Council to fund a Digital Training Centre.

The Mayor of London’s investment will support nearly 10,000 apprenticeships and work placements.

Sadiq Khan is investing over £57m in training centres London-wide.

That includes £10m for a digital village in Greenwich, which specialises in vocational technology.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:31 am  

Surrey Cricket League: AMY start well in Division Two

Sutton Challengers returned to winning ways in the Surrey Cricket League’s Premier Division with a 55 run win over Balham & Tooting on the weekend.

Challengers took first strike and made 212 for 9 before dismissing their opponents for 157.

There were also wins for Clapham Old Xaverians and St Lukes.

In Division One Spelthorne made it two-from-two beating Ploughmans by virtue of having lost fewer wickets in their match at the Dulwich Sports Ground.

In Division Two AMY are the early frontrunners following their 145 run win over London Welsh in Lower Morden.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:27 am  

Tycoon says Heathrow is stalling his runway bid

Hotels tycoon Surinder Arora has once again claimed Heathrow’s owners were determined to block his £14-billion bid to build the airport’s third runway and sixth terminal.

The Arora Group, the largest land owner at the airport, is spending £100-million working on a development consent order.

Their plans rival those of the airport’s owners, Heathrow Airport Limited.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:31 am  

Sunday, 12 May 2019

Another successful Moonwalk London

It’s been another successful Moonwalk London this year.

With participants dressed in decorated bras that made a 26 mile trek across the capital.

All with aim of raising money for breast cancer charity walk the walk.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:21 pm  

UPDATE Missing Man from West Molesey

A man missing from West Molesey has now been found.

30 year old Slawomir Celejewski has been found safe and well

Surrey police would like to thank the Public for their assistance.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:38 pm  

The results from the Surrey Cricket League are in.

In the Premier Division, Clapham Old Xaverians scored 232 runs beating Reigate Priory by 108 runs.

Sutton Challengers scored 212-9 beating Balham & Tooting by 157 runs.

And in Division 1, Croydon lost to Park Hill who scored 149-4 by 6 wickets.

Ploughmans lost to Spelthorne who scored 141-6.

And finally, Raynes Park FP scored 273-7 beating Wimbledon Village by 83 runs.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:15 pm  

This year’s Moonwalk London has come to an end

Participants dressed in decorated bras have made a 26 mile trek across the capital throughout the night up until the early hours this morning.

All with aim of raising money for breast cancer charity Walk the Walk.

Over the past 22 years, the walk has raised in excess of £128 million.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:10 pm  

Carshalton and Wallington’s MP is continuing to champion proposals to extend the Croydon Tramlink to Sutton.

81% of people surveyed by Transport for London support the move.

Tom Brake says Sutton’s residents deserve a new tram link more than most.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

Scott Parker takes charge of Fulham this afternoon for the first as their permanent head coach.

It’s their final game of the season in the Premier League before going back down to the Championship.

Parker took charge as caretaker boss in February but couldn’t stop the Cottagers being relegated.

Losing his first five games at the helm he has since won 3 out of 4.

They take on Newcastle at 3 o’clock.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

Southwestern Railway is investigating after it was reported “pornography sounds” were played on a train’s loudspeaker.

Passenger Paul Bruton posted footage of the incident on twitter, in which you can hear sighs like those heard in an adult film.

He had been travelling on the Wandsworth to Clapham service.

South Western has apologised and said it’s investigating.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

Proposals to introduce up to eight new “School Streets” across Croydon have been given the thumbs up by residents.

The scheme sees some roads around schools closed off during drop off and pick up times.

Hundreds of responses to a consultation have been received in Croydon with nearly 70% of people supporting the scheme.

The first three schemes led to 250 fewer children travelling to school by car in the borough, with most of them walking, cycling or scooting

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:04 am  

Croydon council have put aside 2.5 million pounds for the boroughs community and voluntary groups.

The council’s cabinet has now approved a new framework for funding bids covering 2020-2023.

It equals to almost £7.8m, which is then divided equally over three years.

Groups can apply from June and receive support with their bid.

The council is already holding a series of drop-in sessions where organisations can get advice on how the process works.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:21 am  

Police are investigating after a woman died in a house fire in Pyrford.

Officers were called to the block of flats in Pyrford Road around 11 o’clock yesterday morning.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene shortly afterwards.

Enquiries are being carried out, and anyone with information is being urged to call 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:02 am  

Thousands of sport coaches are going to be given mental health training to improve children's wellbeing.

A study by StreetGames shows one in five 14 to 24-year-olds would confide in their coach.

As a result the charity now aims to train 21 thousand by 2021.

Giz Chu is a boxing coach at Carney's Community in Battersea - he says he inevitably encounters mental health issues with his students from time to time.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

Moonwalk celebrates another successful event

Thousands of walkers have taken part in the annual Moonwalk London.

Participants made a 26 mile trek across the capital in decorated bras to raise money and breast cancer awareness.

The event is organised by breast cancer charity Walk the Walk.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:54 am  

TfL to introduce hydrogen-powered buses

Transport for London says it’s going to introduce The world’s first hydrogen-powered double-deckers in London.

The buses will cut emissions and tackle toxic air.

Twenty of the £500-thousand pound, “zero emission” vehicles will enter service on three routes next year.

Route seven, which links East Acton and Oxford Circus, is among the routes they’ll be used on.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am  

Brooklands Museum celebrates Emergency Services

Hundreds of emergency vehicles will be celebrated at Brooklands Museum in Weybridge today.

Displays at today’s Emergency Services’ Day will include Surrey Fire and Rescue, South East Coast Ambulance and the RNLI.

It’s a chance for visitors to get an up-close look at emergency vehicles as well as speak to the crews who man them.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:54 am  

Thousands walk for breast cancer awareness

Thousands of walkers are currently taking part in the annual Moonwalk London.

Participants are making a 26 mile trek across the capital in decorated bras to raise money and breast cancer awareness.

All money raised goes to breast cancer charity Walk the Walk.

Actress Harriet Thorpe’s mother is a breast cancer survivor and she told Radio Jackie why she’s turned out again this year.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:57 am  

Chelsea Women clinch third in Super League

Chelsea clinched third place in the Women’s Super League One following yesterday’s 3-2 win at Reading Women.

Champions Arsenal Women beat Manchester City 1-nil.

It was their 18th win in an impressive 20 game league campaign.

There were also wins for Brighton & Hove Albion, Liverpool and Birmingham City Women on the final day of league competition.
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