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Saturday, 13 July 2019

Extinction Rebellion staged a protest in Sutton today against the Fashion Industry

Around 20 people formed a “human washing line”, with red paint on their hands to symbolise blood.

The group says people buying clothes once and throwing them away is causing a significant effect on the planet.

Gina Mudge, from the group, says that many people were interested in the facts.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:10 pm  

A woman who died in a collision with an electric scooter in Battersea has been named as Youtuber and TV Presenter Emily Hartridge

Davina McCall is among those paying tribute.

The 35 year old presented “S***, I’m 30” for Channel 4, along with a series of shows online.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:05 pm  

Simona Halep has won her first Wimbledon Championship after a dominant victory over Serena Williams

The Romanian won in straight sets 6-2, 6-2 on Centre Court in under an hour.

Halep adds the title to the French Open she won last year.

It means Williams' wait for a record equalling 24th Grand Slam title goes on.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:09 pm  

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a couple in Whitton

Police were called to a property in Redfern Avenue at around 9:30 yesterday morning.

There they found a man in his 60s and a woman in her 70s fatally stabbed.

The 31 year old suspect was detained in Slough later that day.

The family of the victims are being supported by police and enquiries are continuing.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:04 pm  

Richmond has done itself proud at the London Youth Games.

After nine months, 38 competitions and 30 top 10 finishes, the youngsters came in 4th in the competition.

Over 140 participants were up against stiff opponents to see who would be crowned London’s best.

Team Richmond secured 11 podium finishes as well as a host of individual medals.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

People worried about the rate of development across Kingston are being urged to have their say on the matter

The council is currently consulting residents on the borough’s proposed growth up to 2041.

Residents campaigning against developments including Cocks Crescent in New Malden, say the correct infrastructure is not in place.

They say there aren’t enough schools or GP surgeries to cope with the amount of housing the council is suggesting be built.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

A man has been charged following the death of a 19-year-old in Purley.

Police were called to Brighton Road on Thursday night to reports of a stabbing, but the victim Kye Manning died at the scene.

18 year old Mason Bird will appear at Camberwell Green Magistrates’ Court this morning, charged with GBH, violent disorder and possession of an offensive weapon.

Meanwhile four other males aged between 15 and 20 have been arrested on suspicion of murder.

The youngest has been bailed pending further enquiries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

Serena Williams can make tennis history when she faces Simona Halep in the women’s singles final at Wimbledon later.

If she wins she will equal Margaret Court’s all-time record of 24 grand slam singles titles.

It would also be her first major trophy since having a baby two years ago.

Williams says she didn't expect herself to be in this position.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

A teenager who was killed in Purley has been named as 19-year-old Kye Manning.

Police were called at around 9 o’clock on Thursday night to reports of a stabbing on Brighton Road. Kye died at the scene a short time after.

5 males aged between 15 and 20 have been arrested on suspicion of murder.

The youngest has been released on bail pending further investigation.

Two of the suspects are recovering from non-life threatening stab and slash injuries in hospital.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:07 am  

The climate protest movement Extinction Rebellion will be protesting against the fashion industry today in Sutton.

They’ll be forming a ‘human washing line’ outside the St Nicholas Centre, to raise awareness of the impact clothes production has on the environment.

Elly Platt, from the Sutton branch, has this message for people.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

An expanded imaging centre opens at St Helier Hospital.

The newly refurbished Nuclear Medicine Imaging Centre at St Helier Hospital is officially open.

The unit has undergone a complete transformation, increasing its size.

The extra space and funding has allowed the team to purchase a specialist heart monitoring machine to perform cardiac stress tests.

This means patients no longer need to travel to the Royal Brompton in Fulham to receive the diagnostic test.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:24 am  

An investigation’s underway to determine the cause of a fire which damaged a second floor flat and part of a garage in Hammersmith.

The Fire Brigade was called at 1.19 yesterday afternoon to the fire in King Street. Twenty five fire fighters attended the scene and brought the fire under control in just under an hour.

One man left the building before the Fire Service arrived and was treated for smoke inhalation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:28 am  

Friday, 12 July 2019

The Conservative MP for Chelsea and Fulham says the closure of Hammersmith Bridge is down to the Labour run council.
The 132 year old structure was forced to shut completely to traffic in April following urgent safety concerns.

Greg Hands says the council has failed to keep up maintenance.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:06 pm  

A pollution-busting project to green the area under Hammersmith flyover has now been completed.

The scheme includes new ivy ‘green screens’, plants and bright artwork on what were the flyover’s grey concrete pillars.

Hammersmith & Fulham Council is aiming to become London’s greenest borough.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:05 pm  

A worker hit by a train in Purley last year was on a zero-hours contract and probably tired, according to a report.

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch found the 37 year old was “possibly distracted by personal and financial issues”.

It’s recommending Network Rail should take steps to make sure workers manage the risks of such contracts with their labour suppliers.

Network Rail launched a £70m task force on Wednesday to improve the safety of track workers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:05 pm  

NHS Blood and Transplant are reminding donors in Tooting to give blood throughout the summer to help those who need it most.

Stocks are lower this time of year as people get distracted by the holidays and warmer weather.

Donations are needed as blood can only be stored for 35 days, nationally the charity needs 135,000 new donors each year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:06 pm  

A series of planned 48 hour strikes over workers' pay is threatening to disrupt passengers using Heathrow Airport over the summer.

Around 4-thousand members of the Unite union are set to walk out on 6 days, beginning in two weeks’ time.

Heathrow says its "disappointed" by the action, and insists there are plans to ensure the airport remains open.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:06 pm  

A plan for more than 100 new homes in Egham has been approved by Runnymede Borough Council.

There will also be new retail and restaurant units, a food convenience store and a new public square.

It’s part of the wider Runnymede Regeneration Programme.

Site clearance works will commence from autumn 2019 with the main building works set to be complete in late summer 2021.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

A woman has died after being hit by a lorry in Battersea this morning.

Police were called just after 8:30 to reports of a scooter and a lorry colliding at Queenstown Road.

The woman in her 30s was pronounced dead at the scene.

If you have any information, contact the police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:23 pm  

A man's been found guilty of murdering a father - who was stabbed in front of his son on a train near Clandon.

Darren Pencille's trial heard how he got into a row with Lee Pomeroy on a service from Guildford to Waterloo in January.

The 36 year-old from Farnham claimed he was acting in self-defence.

His girlfriend Chelsea Mitchell has been found guilty of assisting an offender.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

A woman is in hospital with serious injuries after a collision in Sutton.

Police were called to Banstead Road just before 6 yesterday evening, to reports of an accident between a white Mercedes and a pedestrian.

The driver stopped at the scene, and there have been no arrests.

If you have any information, contact the police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

A man was apparently stabbed on a bus in Gipsy Hill last night – but hasn’t sought medical attention and has gone missing

The man boarded the number three towards Crystal Palace at around 9pm last night.

He was bleeding when he came off, and told a member of the public he’d been stabbed and was heading to friend’s house for help.

He was last seen walking into the Salter’s Hill entrance to Norwood Park.

If you have any information, contact the police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

A body has been recovered from the Thames at Chiswick Pier

Police were called just after 8 this morning.

The man was recovered with help from the Lifeboat Institution, and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The incident is not thought to be suspicious.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

A mother is calling for all pregnant women to receive an NHS test after an infection left her son with a serious brain injury

23 year old Bethany Ford wasn’t given antibiotics for Group B Strep prior to the birth of her son, Grayson.

He now has global developmental delay, making him impulsive, prone to anger, and sleeping problems.

The parents are considering legal action against Epsom Hospital, where he was born.

Epsom Hospital have agreed in principle to take part in a trial of universal screening for the condition.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:13 am  

A CCTV image has been released of a man in connection to a bank card fraud in Epsom

The elderly victim reports somebody claimed to be from her bank, and came to collect her card.

The same afternoon, £3,000 was withdrawn from the victim’s account.

The money has since been returned to the victim.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:53 am  

It's men's semi-finals day at Wimbledon

Defending champion Novak Djokovic, who's aiming to win his fifth title at the All-England Club, takes on Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut.

That's followed on Centre Court by two legends of the sport playing each other for the 40th time - as eight time champion Roger Federer faces Rafael Nadal.

They've not played each other in the tournament since a five set epic in the 2008 final.

Elsewhere, Serena Williams and Simona Halep are preparing for the women's final after their wins yesterday.

Meanwhile, British interest in the mixed doubles ended last night as Evan Hoyt and Eden Silva lost their quarter final.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:22 am  

The ongoing closure of Hammersmith Bridge is continuing to cause chaos for drivers

The Council says a specialist team is undertaking the most comprehensive engineering review the bridge has ever seen.

Conservative MP Greg Hands is blaming the deterioration of the 132 year old structure on the Labour run council.

The MP for Chelsea and Fulham says the previous Tory administration implemented sporadic closures for repairs.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:33 am  

Becker trophies raise nearly 700-thousand pounds
An auction of trophies and memorabilia by former Wimbledon tennis champion Boris Becker has raised nearly 700-thousand pounds.

Becker, who lives near the All England Club in Wimbledon, had 82 items sold to pay off debts following his bankruptcy.

A replica US Open trophy awarded after his 1989 victory attracted the highest bid of just over 150-thousand pounds.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:34 am  

Teenager killed in Purley

A triple stabbing in Purley has killed one teenager and left two others needing hospital treatment.

One of them has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after being found by police in Brighton Road just after 9pm last night.

Officers say two other males suspected of carrying a weapon are also in custody.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:07 am  

Hammersmith Bridge may never be reopened to motorists

A report has revealed that London’s roads have a 1-billion pound repair backlog.

The annual State of the City report from the London Technical Advisors Group and London Councils says the capital’s transport infrastructure is being put at risk.

It comes after Hammersmith Bridge had to close in April after structural cracks were found.

It has since emerged that the bridge may never be reopened to motorists due to the high estimated repair bill.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:04 am  

Thursday, 11 July 2019

School pupils have become young innovators at this year’s Primary Engineer competition at Kingston University

Pupils aged between 3 to 18 were challenged to interview engineers, identify problems and design creative solutions to them.

More than 48,000 primary and secondary school children entered the National awards with the best entries shortlisted and showcased.

Selected designs by this year’s winners both in the London and Jersey regions will be turned into real life prototypes by Kingston University.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:59 pm  

A man's been arrested on suspicion of murdering a heavily pregnant woman, whose baby later died in hospital

26 year old Kelly Fauvrelle was stabbed to death in Thornton Heath in June.

Paramedics managed to deliver her son but he didn't survive.

A 25 year old man is in custody.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

Spelthorne Planning Committee has granted permission for 467 new residential homes to be built in Staines

The development on London Road will be made up of a range of properties from studios to 3 beds.

The project includes energy efficient housing and a new public garden that will offer an open environment serving the whole community.

41 of the new homes will be classed as affordable, around 8%.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

People in Kensington and Chelsea are having to pay 127% of the London average wage in order to rent in the area

New research by housing charity Shelter shows private renting is unaffordable for families on low wages in two-thirds of the country.

The research also suggests people in Hammersmith and Fulham have to pay over two-thirds of their earnings for a two-bed flat.

Maldon near Chelmsford was found to be the cheapest, costing 40% of the area’s average earnings.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:30 pm  

A&E waiting times in England were the "worst ever" for the month of June

Official figures show nearly 120,000 people had to wait more than four hours in trolleys and chairs for a hospital bed.

Dr Oliver Spencer's department in Croydon University Hospital is seeing 3000 more patients every month compared to a year ago.

He says the rise in numbers is becoming the new norm.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Fire at a recycling centre in Beddington

Four fire engines and around 25 firefighters attended a fire at a recycling centre in Beddington Lane.

Multiple calls were received about the fire, where a large amount of rubbish contained within a single story building was alight.

The Brigade was called at 10:23am and fire crews from Wallington, Croydon and Norbury attended.

Fire crews will remain at the scene throughout the evening.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

Surrey Police have released a CCTV image of two men they’d like to speak to in connection with an assault in Epsom

A motorcyclist was waiting at the traffic lights on the High Street when he was assaulted and pulled from his bike.

It happened shortly before 6.45pm on the 20th of June.

One of the attackers, who was wearing grey tracksuit bottoms and a grey t-shirt, is described as over 6ft tall, of a stocky build.

The other is described as approximately 5ft8 and was wearing blue shorts, a long sleeved light coloured t-shirt and black trainers.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

A man has pleaded guilty to attempted murder following a brutal attack on his friend.

38 Year old Mohammed Fadla attacked his friend in his flat in Streatham Vale, hitting him over the head multiple times with an axe.

The victim miraculously survived cuts to his head and ear.

Fadla who is due to be sentenced on the 9th August says he has no recollection of the incident, claiming he suffers with mental health issues.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

A man who used dating websites to meet potential victims has been jailed for fraud.

37 year old Mohamad Yousef from Tottenham met the 30 year old victim in May 2017.

He pretended to be a Doctor, and they became engaged within a month.

She was convinced to take out a £15,000 loan for the wedding, which he took and fled.

He was arrested at Heathrow after he landed on a flight from Africa.

Yousef has been jailed for 18 months, after a 19 month legal process.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:01 pm  

Wandsworth town centre’s 500-year-old association with beer brewing is set to live on.

London’s oldest independent brewer Sambrook’s is moving in to the Ram Quarter development.

Beer has been brewed on the Quarter, which sits on the former Young’s Brewery site, since at least 1533.

It continued there until 2006 when Young’s moved its brewing operation out of London altogether.

Sambrook’s is to take a 20-year lease on a new 11,000 square foot headquarters.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:58 pm  

A 32 year old man is in hospital following an assault in Feltham

Police were called to the Clockhouse roundabout at 9pm yesterday.

There have yet to be any arrests, and a crime scene remains in place.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:56 am  

A care home for people with autism in Sutton has been deemed not safe and not well led by the Care Quality Commission

Following concerns raised, the providers behind Heathcotes Grove House completely changed the management team.

It found medicine was not always managed safely, and records were poor, meaning it was hard to tell what people had received.

The Heathcotes group says:

Heathcotes takes great pride in maintaining high standards and it is a matter of immense regret that Grove House has been rated well below those standards.

Heathcotes has made local management changes and has already implemented a comprehensive action plan to address the issues which have led to the Inadequate rating from the CQC.

We have instated a dedicated Compliance Manager to manage the service to ensure that the people at the service are safe, well cared for and have a good quality of life.

We are 100 percent confident that when Grove House is re-inspected, the service will improve its rating.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:11 am  

A lorry driver is in hospital with life threatening injuries, after a serious collision on the M25 between junctions 9 and 10

The accident occurred at around 5am this morning between a lorry, taxi, and a red Citroën.

The queue is around eight miles long, and people are due to be stuck in the traffic for many hours.

It’s due to be closed until mid-afternoon while emergency services are at the scene and a large diesel spill is cleared.

Police are asking for anyone with any information to come forward.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:03 am  

It's claimed global warming means London's weather will be more like Barcelona's by 2050

Experts at environmental researchers the Crowther Lab say that could mean more major droughts and water shortages.

They predict Edinburgh's climate will resemble that of Paris - while Leeds will feel more like Melbourne.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:10 am  

One of London’s past young lawbreakers has been honoured by the borough of Hounslow for his services to the community

Michael Maisey spent five years in and out of Feltham Young Offenders.

He says his unhappy childhood led him into crime which started with shoplifting and then to armed robbery

Michael tells us about the “light bulb” moment that changed his life after a failed suicide attempt.

His book “Young Offender is released today.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:14 am  

Former number one continues her quest for first Wimbledon title later

Former world number one Simona Halep continues her quest for a first Wimbledon title later.

The Romanian faces Ukrainian Elina Svitolina ((pron: E-lean-a Sv-IT-toe-leena)) in the semi-finals.

Svitolina has the upper hand, having won 4 of their past 7 previous meetings.

But Halep says that has no bearing on today’s match:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:47 am  

Federer pleased to see his rival in the Wimbledon semi

Roger Federer is pleased that Wimbledon semi-final opponent Rafael Nadal is still standing ahead of their match tomorrow.

It'll be the first time they've met in the tournament since their legendary final in 2008 - which the Spaniard won.

Federer says both of them have been written off over the years:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:43 am  

Young offender is honoured for his services to the community

One of London’s past young lawbreakers has been honoured by the borough of Hounslow for his services to the community.

Michael Maisey spent five years in and out of Feltham Young Offenders.

He says his unhappy childhood led him into crime which started with shoplifting and then to armed robbery

Michael tells us about the “light bulb” moment that changed his life after a failed suicide attempt.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:38 am  

Kingston Councils approves plans for property investment company

Kingston Council has approved plans to set up a property investment company.

It will look to purchase around £68 million of commercial property across the South East of the country.

The aim is to “generate long-term revenue income streams.”

It’s thought the money will be borrowed from the Public Works Loan Board.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:29 am  

Man pleads guilty to attempted murder in Streatham

A man has pleaded guilty to attempted murder following a brutal attack on his friend.

Mohammed Fadla hit the victim multiple times over the head with an axe in his flat in Streatham Vale.

The victim survived the attack, suffering cuts on his head and nearly losing an ear.

Fadla says he has no recollection of the incident, claiming that he suffers with multiple mental health issues.

The 38-year-old is due to be sentenced on the 9th of August
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:42 am  

A Turner Masterpiece returns to public ownership

One of Turner’s masterpieces will return to public ownership, after a last-minute effort to keep it in the country.

An overseas collector bought Walton Bridges last year, but was barred from taking it out of the UK.

Now, it’s been bought for £2.32 million, most of that coming from the National Lottery Heritage fund.

It’s believed to be Turner’s first open-air oil painting, something he became known for later.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:15 am  

Wednesday, 10 July 2019

The end could be in sight for buskers in Chelsea

The council is proposing restricting numbers due to a rise in complaints from residents.

Under the plans, popular spot Exhibition Road would become a “red zone” which would see musicians banned completely.

Those breaking the rules would face a £1,000 fine or a £100 on-the-spot penalty.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

A new sustainable street dining experience has been launched in Wandsworth

StreetCube offers people the chance to experience healthy ‘food-to-go’ whilst also eliminating plastic waste and reducing CO2 levels.

Located on the piazza at Southside, it uses a 10ft upcycled shipping container to house a semi-permanent kitchen.

Founder Pascal Gerrard says he hopes to open up shop in many more locations in the future.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:06 pm  

Apple is launching free workshops for young Londoners at risk of being caught up in gangs

They’ll focus on coding, producing and filmmaking.

The program will launch within ten community groups, including Croydon’s City Listeners.

You can register for Made in LDN from the end of the month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

Police are looking for a man in connection with a robbery in West Molesey

A taxi driver was threatened with a knife by one of his two passengers in Grafton Way.

He was forced out of his vehicle, uninjured and the suspects then made off with his wallet and phone.

Police have released a CCTV image and anyone with information is asked to call 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

The EFL has announced the AFC Wimbledon will start to refer appropriately to MK Dons

The Milton Keynes side were formed in 2004 after Wimbledon FC - nicknamed The Dons - controversially moved from London.

AFC Wimbledon were then formed as a club but refused to refer to their opponents as MK Dons when they last hosted them in 2017.

They've now agreed to use the club's full name on things like match tickets and teamsheets when they meet in the League Cup next month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:30 pm  

Andy Murray says he can take plenty of positives from playing at Wimbledon.

He and partner Serena Williams are out of the mixed doubles after losing to top seeds Bruno Soares ((pron: Swar-rees)) and Nicole Melichar ((pron: Mel-e-car)) in their mixed doubles third round match.

Despite the loss, Murray believes he's taken some big steps towards getting back to full fitness

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

The re-development of Hounslow Cavalry Barracks is one step closer today.

It’s after the council approved a blueprint for future use at a meeting last night.

The Ministry of Defence is looking to release the site next year.

The council wants to retain the military history including listed buildings while creating a number of new homes.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

A man’s been attacked at a restaurant in East Molesey.

A fight broke out at Averna in Walton Road on Saturday night.

The victim suffered a knife wound to his chest and was punched in the eye during the incident.

A 38-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of attempt assault causing grievous bodily harm and assault causing actual bodily harm.

He’s been released under investigation.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:46 pm  

Iris Goldsmith has been described as “charming and beautiful”.

Tributes to the niece of Richmond Park MP Zac Goldsmith are continuing to pour in.

The 15 year old daughter of Zac’s brother Ben died in a quad bike accident at her family’s farm in Somerset on Monday afternoon.

Iris was studying for her GSCE’s at Wycombe Abbey boarding school at the time of her death.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:19 pm  

The Environment Agency says water companies are getting worse when it comes to pollution incidents.

A report has found Northumbrian Water is the only one of nine firms performing at the expected level.

Water UK, which works with companies to make sure the environment is protected, says it's disappointed with the findings.

Thames Water however, has remained at three star level.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Johanna Konta insists she will stick to her playing style after her straight sets defeat at Wimbledon yesterday.

The British number one suffered lost to Barbara Strycova in a match with 33 unforced errors.

Konta was involved in a heated exchange with a reporter who questioned her “big point” mentality allowing a first grand Slam title to slip away.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:38 pm  

A teenage boy has been left “fearing to walk in his own neighbourhood” after he was attacked in Sunbury.

He suffered serious injuries following the assault at a corner shop on the 17th of June.

Police have released CCTV of four teenagers in connection to the incident.

You can find it on our Jackie News Twitter feed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:55 pm  

New Malden is set to get its own council again, 54 years after the previous Maldens and Coombe Council was abolished

Resident and campaigner James Giles presented the petition kickstarting the process to Kingston Council.

The Town Council will, when established, provide representation and better support for voluntary and community groups.

James Giles says: “This is about us controlling our future, rather than relying on others.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:05 pm  

A Richmond councillor was laughed at for her comments about nuclear power during a meeting last night

Richmond is striving to become the greenest borough in London.

It declared a climate emergency during a council meeting last night.

They intend to become carbon neutral by 2030, and have a plan by January.

However, Councillor Kate Howard, deputy leader of the conservatives, attracted derision during her response to the motion.

She was speaking in defence of nuclear power.

The subsequent death toll from radiation at Chernobyl is believed to be between 4,000 and 20,000.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:15 am  

A person has been hit by a train at Waddon station.

Services are currently at a standstill between West Croydon and Sutton following the incident.

The disruption is expected to last until at least midday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:03 am  

A new sustainable street dining experience has launched in Wandsworth

StreetCube, which was founded by chef Pascal Gerrard, is located on the piazza at Southside.

It puts a twist on the average street food concept by serving sustainable healthy meals in a 10ft upcycled shipping container.

Pascal explains why it was important for him to create it.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:37 am  

Surrey County Council says it will review its use of a weed-killer that’s been blamed for causing cancer

Glyphosate is applied to the leaves of plants to kill both broadleaf plants and grasses.

In the last year, US agricultural company Monsanto has lost three high profile court cases.

Each linked the chemical in the company’s Roundup weed killer product to cancer in 4 people who brought cases against the company.

Surrey County Council has now committed to reviewing its use of the weed-killer.

Its motion also introduces moves towards a wildlife friendly verge cutting regime, to protect wildflowers and invertebrates.

It was passed with 63 votes in favour and 3 abstentions.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:32 am  

Reigate and Banstead to debate borough's future

Reigate and Banstead Borough Council’s priorities for the next five years will be debated at a meeting next week.

The ‘Reigate & Banstead 2025’ document outlines the Council’s proposed commitments.

It also explains how the authority will focus its resources and develop services for those living, working and spending time in the borough.

Councillors will scrutinise the literature before sending it off for publishing.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:59 am  

Fulham fear losing teenage sensation

Fulham teen sensation Harvey Elliot has failed to agree a new contract with the club.

Elliot became the youngest ever Premier league player, at 16, in May and they’re now fearful he’ll depart Craven Cottage in the summer.

Liverpool are among the clubs showing an interest in the talented midfielder while Barcelona and Real Madrid are also monitoring the situation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:53 am  

Borwick loses in bid to run again in Kensington

Former Kensington Tory MP Victoria Borwick won’t be standing again in the seat, which she lost to Labour in a surprise result at the 2017 general election.

She had campaigned to run again but was left off a shortlist drawn up by party executive members to go to a hustings tomorrow.

It’s believed her Brexiteer views were not in line with the Remain voting constituency.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:06 am  

Tuesday, 9 July 2019

The niece of the MP for Richmond Park has died in a quad bike accident

Zac Goldsmith’s niece, Iris Annabel Goldsmith, was killed in the tragedy at her family’s farm in Somerset on Monday afternoon.

The 15-year-old was one of three children from the marriage of millionaire CEO Ben Goldsmith and his wife Kate Rothschild.

An inquest is expected to be opened in the coming days.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:30 pm  

Brentford have signed Swedish player Pontus Jansson from Leeds United on a three year deal

The 28 year old has made 117 appearances for the rival championship side.

The Bees have the option to extend the centre-back’s contract by a further year.

Head Coach Thomas Frank praised his “immense professionalism and experience”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:33 pm  

A competition for independent businesses in Carshalton and Wallington has begun

The categories include best shop, café, newcomer, pub and others.

The area’s MP Tom Brake, who set up the competition, says it promotes “some of the local gems” who struggle against big chains.

You can vote for your favourite business here.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:36 pm  

The star pairing of Andy Murray and Serena Williams are through to the third round of the mixed doubles at Wimbledon

They breezed past Fabrice Martin and Raquel Atawo in straight sets.

They'll now face the top seeds Bruno Soares and Nicole Melichar.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Croydon is set to declare a climate emergency in a bid to tackle climate change and become carbon neutral by 2030

A £250,000 fund to support green initiatives across the borough was announced at Croydon’s first sustainability summit.

Some of the council’s aims include: boosting the borough's recycling rate by 9% and installing electric vehicle charging points.

Councillor Tony Newman, says: “In Croydon we are committed to doing everything we can to make our borough more sustainable.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:30 pm  

The High Court has awarded over £6 million to a boy who was left brain damaged after his birth at St Helier hospital

The baby boy was sent home on the day he was born in 2010 before the results of his blood tests were known.

They later showed he had been at risk of developing jaundice.

14 months later, the child underwent brain scans.

They revealed he had suffered a rare form of brain damage caused by untreated jaundice in new-born babies.

The boy, who is now 9, went on to develop cerebral palsy; the money will be used to fund care for the rest of his life.

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust admitted full liability and has apologised to the child’s family.

Chief Executive Daniel Elkeles, said: “We are deeply sorry that the care provided to OXS in 2010 fell below the high standards we would expect and strive for.

“Liability in this case was agreed in 2016 (with interim payments on account of damages in place since then), and the Trust is pleased that the terms of the settlement for OXS and his family have now been agreed. We sincerely hope this settlement will meet his ongoing care needs and will provide security for him and his family into the future.

“I would like to assure all of our patients and their relatives that the circumstances of his care have been closely
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:50 pm  

Britain's Johanna Konta is out of the Wimbledon tennis Championships.

She was beaten in straight sets by Czech Barbora Strycova on Centre Court.

Konta had taken an early lead in the first set, but ended up losing it on a tie break.

Strycova will now face Serena Williams in the last-four.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:41 pm  

Britain's Johanna Konta has lost the first set in her Wimbledon quarter-final against Barbora Strycova.

The Czech came through in a tie break on Centre Court.

Meanwhile Ukranian Elina Svitolina is through to the semi-finals.

She's beaten Karolina Muchova is straight sets on Court One.

Earlier, Serena Williams battled past Alison Riske, while Simona Halep is also through to the last four.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:07 pm  

Serena Williams is through to her 37th grand slam tennis semi-final after battling past Alison Riske to make the last-four at Wimbledon.

The seven-time champion needed a deciding third set to beat her fellow American on Centre Court.

Williams says, after an injury hit season, she's happy with the way she's playing.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:58 pm  

Secondary schools in Wandsworth are being invited to sign up to a scheme to restore abandoned bikes.

It would see pupils working with trained mechanics to rebuild and repair bicycles which would otherwise be scrapped.

If they complete the course, they get the bike.

At the moment, if one’s abandoned for more than two weeks it’s removed, and scrapped after three months.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:55 pm  

Simona Halep says she's now a fan of playing on grass after she eased through to the semi-finals at Wimbledon

The number seven seed beat China's Zhang Shuai in straight sets.

Halep admits she's in a good place.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:45 pm  

Sir David Attenborough's told a parliamentary committee air fares must be increased to tackle climate change.

The broadcaster from Richmond added the long term solution would be to work out a way of "powering aeroplanes electrically".
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:25 pm  

Serena Williams is through to the semi-finals at Wimbledon

The seven time champion overcame fellow American Alison Riske in a deciding set.

Seventh seed Simona Halep is also through.

The Romanian beat China's Zhang Shuai in straight sets.

Britain's Johanna Konta has just got her quarter-final against Barbora Strycova underway on Centre Court.

Elsewhere, Karolina Muchova is taking on Elina Svitolina on Court One.

Later today, Andy Murray is back in action in the mixed doubles with Serena Williams.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:55 pm  

The British museum is going to return 10 fourth-century sculptures to Afghanistan.

The terracotta Buddhist heads were intercepted at Heathrow in 2002, and it’s believed they were looted by the Taliban.

They would have been full sculptures 1,500 years ago, adorning the walls of monasteries.

One theory is that the heads were caught up in fighting in 2001, when Buddha statues were blown up in the Bamiyan valley.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:47 pm  

Seventh seed Simona Halep is the first woman through to the semi-finals at Wimbledon

The Romanian beat China's Zhang Shuai in straight sets on Court One.

Meanwhile, seven time champion Serena Williams is in a real battle with fellow American Alison Riske.

It's one set all on Centre Court.

Ukranian Elina Svitolina is about to get her quarter-final against Karolina Muchova underway.

Later, Britain's Johanna Konta aims to emulate her 2017 feat of reaching the last four, when she takes on Barbora Strycova.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:09 pm  

Hammersmith Bridge could reportedly remain permanently closed to motorists, according to a senior TfL director.

Head of Project and Programme delivery, Nick Fairholme, told New Civil Engineer that’s among three options being worked on.

He says that a full repair would be “very expensive”, believed to be as much as £100m.

They’re also considering a partial repair that would restrict its load to localised traffic and single-decker busses.

However, he says it would be “cost effective” to reopen it fully.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:01 pm  

Play is underway on ladies' quarter-finals day at Wimbledon

Seven time champion Serena Williams has already taken the first set against fellow American Alison Riske on Centre Court.

Meanwhile, on Court One number seven seed Simona Halep is in a battle in the first set against China's Zhang Shuai.

Later, Britain's Johanna Konta aims to emulate her 2017 feat of reaching the last four, she takes on Barbora Strycova.

Elina Svitolina faces Karolina Muchova.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:57 pm  

Jurors have begun deliberating in the trial of a man accused of stabbing a train passenger to death in a row over a blocked aisle.

51-year-old Lee Pomeroy was stabbed 18 times on a train from Guildford to London in January.

Darren Pencille, who is 36, admits attacking him in self defence, but denies murder.

His girlfriend, Chelsea Mitchell, denies assisting an offender.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:43 pm  

A “die-in” by nearly 100 Extinction Rebellion protesters from all over Surrey targeted Surrey County Council’s monthly meeting in Kingston today

The protesters, wearing animal masks, were highlighting the loss of species and damage to human life support systems, caused by increasing carbon emissions.

They called for:

· Declaration of a climate emergency and ecological breakdown, and drawing up of an effective climate action plan.

· An end to Surrey County Council’s £145 million investments by its pension fund in fossil fuels.

· The Council to end its business as usual relationship with oil and gas prospectors, by urgently amending its minerals planning policy to reflect the new reality of imminent climate breakdown.

Youth Strike spokesperson, 15 year old Hattie Twigger-Ross, said: “Youth Strikers and Extinction Rebellion are here today because time is running out. There are 11 years left before we are locked into runaway climate and ecological breakdown. If I am to have a future, you must act now. As our councillors you have a duty to protect us and our environment and you are abjectly failing in that right now”.

Extinction Rebellion groups from Guildford, Godalming, Reigate & Redhill, Farnham, Dorking, Richmond, Sutton and Kingston attended the protest and marched through Kingston to publicise their aims.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:29 pm  

Sir David Attenborough says "you can't be radical enough" when it comes to tackling climate change.

The naturalist from Richmond has been talking to a committee of MPs about the UK's new "net zero" carbon emissions target for 2050.

93 year old Sir David also thinks the cost of air travel will have to increase in order to reduce emissions.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:13 pm  

An elderly man with dementia and diabetes is missing, and was last seen on Platform 14 at Clapham Junction yesterday

76 year old Kwasi Asomaning from Battersea was spotted there at 6.30pm yesterday.

It’s believed he doesn’t have any of his medication with him.

Platform 14 heads to Battersea Park and Victoria, although it’s unknown if he boarded a train
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:57 am  

Britain's Johanna Konta continues her push for a first Wimbledon title later this afternoon

She faces Czech Barbora Strycova, after getting past Petra Kvitova in a deciding set yesterday.

Serena Williams opens up play on Centre Court.

She takes on her former doubles partner Alison Riske.

Simona Halep, who ended the run of 15-year-old Cori Gauff, starts proceedings on Court One against China's Shuai Zhang.

That's followed by Elina Svitolina against Karolina Muchova.

The blockbuster pairing of Serena Williams and Andy Murray are also in action today.

They play in the second round of the mixed doubles.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:07 am  

Days after his surprise appearance at Glastonbury, Sir David Attenborough will answer MPs' questions on climate change

The Richmond naturalist is giving evidence to the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee on the government's ambitions to fight global warming.

He's expected to be asked about how to get the public involved, and the benefits and costs of adjusting to a low-carbon society.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:04 am  

Police are searching for a silver Ford Focus estate that may be connected to a spate of catapult attacks in Chertsey

The car was seen passing under the M3 bridge at around 7pm on Sunday.

It’s believed the prefix of the number plate is YK13.

It comes after animals and buildings have been hit with slingshots in Chertsey and Addlestone over the past three months.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:08 am  

The Swan Sanctuary in Shepperton has been given the highest award for volunteer groups in the UK

They were presented with The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service by Princess Alexandra last Tuesday.

The charity takes swans from all over the UK, running a 24/7 callout service.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:19 am  

Richmond Park MP among those backing environmental campaign

More than 30 MPs have so far backed a campaign calling for better protection for our environment.

The People and Nature campaign is being supported by the likes of Richmond Park MP Zac Goldsmith and Green MP Caroline Lucas.

It’s calling on the Government to “stop harmful investments” which destroy nature and contribute to climate change.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:43 am  

Fraudulent Surrey County Council boss jailed

A boss at Surrey County Council who stole nearly £94,000 from a hardship pot has been jailed for two years.

32 year old William Rossetti took money from the Surrey Crisis Fund to buy gifts for his wife and clear debts between 2014 and 2017.

Rossetti who managed the scheme paid out money to himself 316 times.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:57 am  

Wimbledon want fans to invest in new stadium

AFC Wimbledon fans who invest in the clubs crowdfunding scheme could have their new stadium named after them for a match.

The Dons are planning to move back to Plough Lane for the start of the 2020-21 season and hope to raise 7-million pounds to help pay for the move.

Fans who invest can also get their names on the goalposts, corner flags and turnstiles.

Work on the new stadium has already begun.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:06 am  

Monday, 8 July 2019

A Tolworth based charity has won an award at the Hampton Court Garden Festival

Shedx is a project about growing ideas in allotments.

It engages with the community to start having dreams and visions about the way they want Tolworth to be.

Robin Hutchinson tells us about the entry and how it achieved the equivalent of a gold medal and five Rosettes.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

Investigations are continuing following a fire at a house in Streatham

The property in Amesbury Avenue, which caught light last night, had been converted into flats.

There were no reports of any injuries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Former world number one Simona Halep put an end to 15-year-old Cori Gauff's dream run at Wimbledon

She beat the American teenager in straight sets to progress to the quarter-finals.

Halep believes this is just the start of something big for her opponent.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

A man’s been jailed for 7 years for a road rage incident in Shepperton

32 year old Gary Wilson left a biker with serious injuries during a fracas last June.

Wilson and the rider of a white Yamaha motorcycle were driving along Upper Halliford Road.

The motorcycle then filtered through traffic at a red light, stopping in front of Wilson’s red Audi A3.

Witnesses recalled that Wilson revved his engine aggressively, and accelerated behind the motorcycle as the lights changed.

At the next set of lights, Wilson changed lanes in front of the motorcycle, causing the rider to brake suddenly.

The rider accelerated away, before being struck by the Audi which caused him to collide with a kerb and be thrown from the bike.

Wilson failed to stop at the scene of the collision.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

Police have named a cyclist killed in an accident in Clapham last Thursday

29 year old Giovanna Cappielloo, who was a student, was in collision with a lorry in Wandsworth Road.

The driver of the lorry stopped at the scene and is assisting officers with their enquiries.

Police are asking for any drivers with dashcam footage to submit it.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:13 pm  

The council in charge of repairing Hammersmith Bridge is withholding information about the work on security grounds.

Conservative MP for Chelsea and Fulham, Greg Hands, put in a Freedom of Information Request.

He wanted to see engineering reports relating to the Bridge, which is currently closed indefinitely, since 2014.

But H&F Council says it won’t release the information as the bridge has been the target of three separate terrorist attacks in the past.

Mr Hands says the whole thing is a farce.

Statement from Hammersmith and Fulham Council.

"This information could potentially be obtained and utilised by individuals who may wish to use this information to cause disruption or harm to London’s transport infrastructure.

In this instance, minimising the risk to transport infrastructure and protecting the welfare of members of the general public outweighs the public interest in disclosure.

The current threat level in the UK remains severe and there have been attacks and suspicious devices found recently at transport hubs, including bridges, in London.

The detail provided in some of the correspondence could be used by persons with nefarious intentions."
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Britain's Johanna Konta is through to the quarter-finals at Wimbledon for the second time in her career.

She's beaten former two time champion Petra Kvitova in a deciding third set.

She'll face Czech Barbora Strycova in the last-eight.

Konta is hoping to become the first British woman to win at the All England club since Virginia Wade in 1977.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:53 pm  

Australia's world number one Ashleigh Barty has been knocked out of Wimbledon, after losing her fourth-round match against Alison Riske.

The American fought back from a set down to reach a first Grand Slam quarter-final.

French Open champion Barty had not dropped a set at the tournament before today - and admits the defeat is a hard on to take.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

A stowaway who survived arctic temperatures and oxygen starvation in a plane’s landing gear bay is now a driver at Heathrow.

Pardeep Saini survived the ten-hour flight only because his body went into suspended animation shortly after take-off.

The Mail on Sunday is reporting he now works as a driver for a catering company after his legal battle to remain in the UK ended in 2014.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

A man’s body has been found in Feltham.

Police were called to the high street just before 6pm on Saturday.

A male believed to be aged in his 30s was pronounced dead at the scene.

At this stage the death is being treated as unexplained.

A post-mortem examination will take place in due course.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:43 pm  

Seven-time singles champion Serena Williams is through to the quarter-finals of Wimbledon after a dominant display against Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro.

The American 11th seed has set up a last-eight tie against compatriot Alison Riske after she upset world number one Ashleigh Barty.

Rafael Nadal has beaten Portugal's Joao Sousa in straight sets on Centre Court.

On Court One teenage superstar Cori Gauff has started her match against number six seed Simona Halep.

Later this afternoon, Britain's Johanna Konta goes up against 2-time champion Petra Kvitova.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:06 pm  

Chelsea's opening match of the new Women's Super League season against Tottenham will be held at Stamford Bridge.

Tickets will be free for the game on Sunday the 8th of September, which takes place on an international break for the men's league's.

Chelsea say they expect the game to sell out.

The previous day Manchester City and Manchester United's ladies derby clash will be held at the Etihad Stadium.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Labour MP Kate Hoey says she won't stand again at the next general election.

The former Sports minister says it's been a "huge privilege" to represent Vauxhall for 30 years.

Today is the deadline for Labour MPs to confirm whether they'll seek reselection.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:34 pm  

Five homelessness charities are set to benefit from more than £400,000 from The Wimbledon Foundation.

The money was raised through the A Roof For All Fund, set up to mark the foundation’s 5th anniversary and the new number 1 court roof.

Head of the Foundation, Helen Parker, says the charities: “have in-depth expertise and commitment to address this growing social issue”

The fundraising has been run in partnership with the London Community Foundation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

A bouncer has been suspended from duty following an alleged altercation at the Be At One Bar in Epsom on Saturday night.

An alleged argument broke out between a customer who had been barred and a contracted door supervisor.

A spokesman for Be At One says; “the member of door staff in question has been suspended from duty pending further investigation.

They will not be permitted to work at one of our sites again.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

The tennis action is underway at Wimbledon on what is known as "Manic Monday" with all of the last-16 ties in the men's and women's singles being played.

Amongst the early starters Women's world number one Ashleigh Barty is one set up against Alison Riske from the United States and China's Zhang Shuai has taken the first set against Dayana Yastremska.

Later Britain's Johanna Konta goes up against 2-time champion Petra Kvitova.

Rafael Nadal starts proceedings on Centre Court taking on Portugal's Joao Sousa and Serena Williams begins on Court One against Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:17 pm  

A man has been charged with murder following the fatal stabbing of a man in Battersea

40 year old Tesfa Campbell from Croydon was found with stab injuries on Latchmere Road last Wednesday.

Three other people have been arrested, with one bailed to a date next month.

The 37 year old suspect will appear at Wimbledon Magistrates court today.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:04 am  

The prime suspect in the death of Suzy Lamplugh has reportedly suffered a stroke in prison

It comes after police were hunting through a field in Worcestershire to investigate the case of the estate agent from Fulham, who went missing in 1986.

The Sun are reporting that John Cannan is in “frail health”.

He’s always denied her murder.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:24 am  

A six year old boy from Epsom is representing Great Britain at a golf tournament in America

The Junior World Championships begin today in San Diego, with 56 countries competing.

Leo Bonniface was admitted to Cuddington Golf Club when he was five, two years younger than the requirement, due to his talent.

Our reporter Felix Thompson has been speaking to him.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:16 am  

It's going to be a big day of tennis action at Wimbledon - with all of the last-16 ties in the men's and women's singles being played

Britain's Johanna Konta is among those hoping to reach the quarter-finals, when she goes up against 2-time champion Petra Kvitova on Centre Court this afternoon.

Rafael Nadal starts proceedings there by taking on Portugal's Joao Sousa - with Roger Federer rounding things off by playing Italian Matteo Berrettini.

Serena Williams begins on Court One at lunchtime against Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro - while star 15-year-old Cori Gauff meets former world number one Simona Halep.

Defending men's champion Novak Djokovic has his fixture with Frenchman Ugo Humbert after that.

Top women's seed Ashleigh Barty gets underway against Alison Riske this morning.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:38 am  

Surrey Cricket League: Madhusanka's century leads Franco Surrey Seamers to big win

Sumith Madhusanka stole the spotlight in the latest round of matches in the Surrey Cricket League’s Premier Division.

He scored 150 to lead Franco Surrey Seamers to a resounding 216 runs win over Osterley 2000 at Tolworth Court.

Scores: Franco Surrey seamers 329 for 7.

Osterley 2000, a-hundred-and-thirteen.

There were also wins for title chasing St Lukes, Balham & Tooting and Surrey Warriors.

There was also a century in Division One where Stu Campbell’s unbeaten 100 helped Ploughmans tightened their grip on Division One.

They registered an 8 wickets win over Park Hill at the Dulwich Sports Ground.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:04 am  

Brexit uncertainty puts Heathrow expansion at risk

Business investment could fall at the fastest rate this year since the financial crisis in 2008.

The Confederation of British Industry is making the warning - blaming Brexit uncertainty.

The body says a no-deal outcome puts essential projects like HS2 and Heathrow expansion under serious risk.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 am  

Mitrovic signs new contract with Fulham

Aleksandar Mitrovic says he turned down interest from "a lot of clubs" before signing a new contract with Fulham.

The striker had been linked with a move away from Craven Cottage following their relegation from the Premier League last season.

But he's now agreed a fresh deal until 2024.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:27 am  

Sunday, 7 July 2019

Police appeal for information in Guildford after a fight between two groups of men

Police in Guildford are appealing for information after a fight between two groups of men.

Officers were called to Onslow Street in the early hours of this morning.

One group left the area in a white van – which almost hit pedestrians.

The three men were arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm, in possession of a weapon and dangerous drink driving.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:51 pm  

Fourth Person arrested in Battersea stabbing

A fourth person has been arrested in connection with a fatal stabbing in Battersea.

40 year old Tesfa Campbell was found with stab injuries on latchmere road on Wednesday afternoon; he later died in hospital.

A 37 year old man was arrested on suspicion of murder while two women in their 20’s were arrested on suspicion of helping the offender

Meanwhile a fourth person, a man in his 30s has also been arrested on suspicion of assisting the offender.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:50 pm  

Three arrested in connection with Battersea stabbing

Three people have been arrested in connection with the stabbing of a man in Battersea.

Tesfa Campbell was found with stab injuries on latchmere road on Wednesday afternoon - he later died in hospital.

A 37 year old man was arrested on suspicion of murder and two women in their 20’s were arrested on suspicion of helping the offender.

All three remain in custody in a south west London police station while police carry out questioning.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:23 pm  

Frank Lampard's appointment as Chelsea's new manager has got the backing of one of the club's high profile fans.

Former England cricket captain Alec Stewart shared his thoughts on Lampard's Blues return.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:18 pm  

Residents in Leatherhead are being invited to take part in a public consultation on plans to refurbish a skate park at the Leisure Centre.

Mole Valley District Council, along with Transform Leatherhead, have announced plans to modernise the skate park’s facilities.

It’s inviting people to have their say on what they would like to see changed at the site.

You can find out more information on the consultation on the council’s website:
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:15 pm  

Today marks the end of the annual Hampton Court Garden Festival.

The event, previously known as the Flower Show, was re-named this year.

Award-winning garden designer Tony Woods worked on the Thames Water garden.

He’s told us the aim is to make visitors think about how much water they’re using.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:25 pm  

MP for Esher and Walton Dominic Raab has shared his thoughts on leaked memos that described Donald Trump's administration as "uniquely dysfunctional" and "inept."

The comments made by Britain's ambassador in Washington Sir Kim Darroch appear in documents to Downing Street, which were published by the Mail on Sunday.

But the Foreign Office says the views are "not necessarily" reflective of the Government.

Raab described it as a personal judgement, but says he believes the two countries will get past this.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:16 pm  

Johanna Konta will play two-time champion Petra Kvitova in the last-16 tomorrow for the second week of Wimbledon.

The British number one had to fight back from a set down to defeat American Sloane Stephens 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 - and secure her place in the fourth round.

She says the victory required a lot of thought.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:42 pm  

People across Croydon are being encouraged to become volunteer learning mentors.

The council needs people to support youngsters in the borough through their education.

Initially, the programme will work with 25 young people aged 14 to 16 in mainstream schools.

Approximately half of this group are unaccompanied or separated refugee young people.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:29 pm  

Lambeth Council has teamed up with an LGBT+ charity to try and eradicate sexual violence in the borough.

The authority, alongside Galop, will provide training to professionals including housing officers, on how to combat the crime.

National statistics show 18% of LGBT+ young people have experienced sexual violence at some-point.

The aim of the partnership is to educate professionals on how to spot the signs of sexual violence and how to report it.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:13 pm  

We’re being reminded not to take a dip in the Thames, as tempting as it may seem in the hot weather.

Surrey County Council is warning of the dangers of swimming in the fast flowing river.

Around 400 people die from drowning as a result of an accident in or around water every year in the UK.

Many accidents are as a result of misjudgements such as underestimating the effect swimming in cold open water can have.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:12 pm  

Sadiq Khan has been asked to launch an independent investigation into the Croydon tram derailment in November 2016 that claimed the lives of 7 people and injured 51.

The GMB union pushed forward the motion yesterday citing that the driver admitted to failing to supply “certain details concerning human error”.

The TFL claimed liability for the incident and continues to support the victims and investigate the tragedy.

But the GMB union says it has failed to account for driver fatigue.

The union says it is "incumbent on the Mayor to set up an independent and comprehensive investigation into TfL’s conduct”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:15 pm  

Serena Williams says she felt like she wanted to watch her highly-anticipated Wimbledon mixed doubles match with Andy Murray, rather than play in it.

The star partnership got their campaign off with a straight sets victory yesterday on Centre Court.

Williams admits she was feeling the nerves ahead of the match which saw the duo team up for the first time at Wimbledon.

Murray says he was impressed with how his partner performed - after she'd featured in the singles earlier in the day.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:24 pm  

An application to build a hostel in the centre of Ashford will now be reviewed by Spelthorne council.

The White House application includes the erection of a 27 bed and 4 flat hostel with associated parking, servicing and landscaping.

Residents have spent the last few weeks taking part in a consultation on the plans.

The council says the application is being processed and will be determined in due course.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:10 pm  

The wife of former AFC Wimbledon footballer Vinnie Jones has died at the age of 53, after suffering a long illness.

Tanya Jones was surrounded by her husband, daughters and other family when she passed away at their LA home yesterday morning.

Vinnie and Tanya married in 1994, when the now actor was playing for AFC Wimbledon.

Back in 2013, the couple revealed that they were both being treated for skin cancer.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:27 pm  

Fake traffic wardens target Sutton drivers

Drivers across Sutton are being targeted by fake traffic wardens.

The council says it is aware of victims being told they have parked illegally or broken speed limits by the conmen.

They are threatened with a fine unless they pay a fee upfront immediately.

Those who agree to pay this are directed to a parking meter and asked to enter their card and PIN.

The council says these parking meters have been tampered with, in order to retain the card.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:51 am  

Police investigate Hounslow stabbing

Two men have been stabbed in Hounslow.

It happened in Heath Road after 5 o'clock yesterday evening.

One male, in his 20s, is in a critical condition, while the other, in his 30s, is stable.

A man and a woman have been arrested in connection with the incident.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:12 am  

Police investigate mystery death in Knightsbridge

Police are continuing investigations into the mysterious death of an Arab ruler’s son in Knightsbridge.

Thirty-nine-year-old Sheikh Khalid bin Sultan Al Quasimi was found dead at his 8-million pound penthouse amid reports of a drug fuelled party last Monday.

He was the son of Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Quasimi, who’s ruled Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates since 1972.

Detectives are treating the death of the fashion designer as unexplained.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:01 am  

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