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Saturday, 12 October 2019

The shadow Brexit secretary has said any Brexit agreement must be subject to a referendum.

Keir Starmer made the comment during a speech in Glasgow as negotiations continue in Brussels, with rising speculation a deal is on the cards.

Meanwhile, in an interview with GQ magazine published yesterday, John McDonnell said he and Jeremy Corbyn will quit if Labour loses a general election.

However, the MP for Hayes and Harlington said he’s confident they can win despite low poll ratings.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:06 pm  

Chelsea's Vice Captain Jorginho starts for Italy

Chelsea's Vice Captain Jorginho is in action tonight as Italy take on Greece in the UEFA Euro 2020 qualifiers.

He is looking to maintain the impressive form he has shown at club level since the start of this season.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:09 pm  

Wandsworth has been chosen as a trailblazer site by the NHS for a new Mental Health in Schools project.

It follows the success of Wandsworth Youth Council’s Mental Wellness initiative, which recruited 120 mental health champions.

The borough will receive an extra £4.3million from July to support school pupils, provide new online services and train teachers in mental health first aid.

A new team in Battersea will also focus specifically on helping young BAME people who have experienced trauma.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:04 pm  

The “lost dress” of Elizabeth I finally goes on display at Hampton Court Palace today

The “Bacton Altar Cloth” was discovered hanging on a wall in a church in Herefordshire three years ago.

The piece of material is considered one of the rarest survivals of Elizabethan dress in existence.

Collections curator Eleri Lynn has brought it back to life.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:02 pm  

Today marks the start of National Hate Crime Awareness Week

Hate Crime is when a person is targeted because of any perceived difference.

It can have a massive impact on the lives of victims, who can feel devalued because of who they are or perceived to be.

Detective Superintendent Sailesh Limbachia from Surrey Police tells us how they decide if a crime is motivated by hate.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:25 pm  

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard and Prince William made a surprise trip to a Battersea pub last night.

The pair watched England’s game against the Czech Republic, while also promoting a new mental health awareness campaign.

The Duke of Cambridge and the Blues manager spoke to fans at the Prince Albert who have been supported by the Mind and CALM charities.

They’re running the ‘Heads Up’ initiative, which is aiming to get people talking openly about how they’re feeling.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

A charity in Sutton has come up with a 5-year plan to tackle homelessness.

Sutton Night Watch has announced plans to have a premises in the borough where people can access hot meals and basic comforts.

These include haircuts and having their clothes washed and replaced.

The ‘55 appeal,’ which launches this winter, will also give individuals access to the internet where they can apply for jobs and housing.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:05 am  

Two more men have been charged with murdering a man in Ealing Common.

22-year-old Osvaldo Carvalho lost his life after being stabbed last month.

Police initially took in three brothers in connection with his death.

But now another pair, aged 22 and 23, have also been detained in Northolt and Hounslow.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:06 am  

Chelsea player Mason Mount was left with mixed emotions following his full international debut for England last night.

The Three Lions suffered their first qualifier defeat in 10 years after going down 2-1 to the Czech Republic.

They will still confirm their place at Euro 2020 should they beat Bulgaria on Monday though.

Mount admits the national side weren’t at their best.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 am  

People across Kingston are being encouraged to become tree wardens.

It’s in an effort to allow residents to have an active part in protecting their green spaces and environment.

Wardens are involved in raising funds to protect trees, identifying areas for planting, watering and monitoring them for disease.

People can now also take part in a new consultation about where the borough’s trees should be planted over winter.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:06 am  

Union opposes 'downgrading' Epsom Hospital.

The GMB Union is calling on people to oppose the “downgrading” of Epsom and St Helier Hospitals in upcoming consultations on the plans.

It says it “seems perverse that a funding grant can lead to a cutback”.

Acute services could be removed from both hospitals and moved to a site in Belmont, following a £500million Government cash injection.

‘Keep Our St Helier Hospital’ will be holding two public meetings on the 24th of October in Morden and the 12th of November in Epsom.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:39 am  

Sutton invests in the High Street.

More of Sutton’s High Street has been purchased by the council.

The authority has bought WH Smith and the former BHS building with a view to renting the spaces out to smaller businesses.

It says the rent that will be generated will be ploughed back into redeveloping the High Street.

The authority says its invested £53 million in property over the last 4 years, giving it an annual income of more than £2.5 million.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:37 am  

Scammers target Kingston pay and display machines.

Kingston residents are being warned to be careful using pay and display machines in the borough.

A scam is operating in the area where devices are attached to the card machine which means that the bank card is not returned and money is taken from the account.

The Council is asking people not to use any machines that look suspicious and to report them.

You can still pay for parking using coins, a contactless card or by RingGo.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:13 am  

Kingston Sports Awards is open for nominations.

Time is running out to nominate someone for the Kingston Sports Awards.

The awards are given to people of all ages in the borough in recognition of their sporting achievements and services to sport.

So if there’s someone special in your club be it an athlete, coach, volunteer or secretary, you have until the 31st of October to put them forward for an award.

Online forms to nominate can be found on the Council’s website.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:34 am  

Police ask for help to find man missing from Addlestone.

33 year old Vasile was last seen on Friday the 4th of October when he left his workplace saying he was going to see family in Leicester.

All attempts to contact him since have been unsuccessful and police are concerned for his welfare.

Vasile is Romanian and described as white, stocky, 6 foot 2 inches tall and has black hair and a beard.

Anyone who has seen him since last Friday is asked to contact police urgently on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:30 am  

An 18 year old is guilty of assault on a police officer with a claw hammer in Twickenham.

Brandon Flanagan was found guilty of grievous bodily harm with intent and possession of an offensive weapon in a public place.

He had denied all charges against him.

Several members of the public called 999 to report two people on a motorbike behaving in a suspicious manner in Kneller park in May.

Flanagan, who is now known to have been the pillion passenger, was reportedly openly carrying both a knife and a hammer.

Two PCs attended and positioned themselves close to a nearby underpass in order to intercept the motorbike.

When it emerged, the officers stopped the vehicle and took hold of the suspects in an attempt to detain them.

At this point, Flanagan used the claw hammer which he was holding to strike one of them across the back of his head before running away.

The rider of the motorbike also escaped and enquiries continue to identify him.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:29 am  

Friday, 11 October 2019

A bike worth £10,000 has been stolen from Esher station

The incident happened at around 10am on Monday the 23rd of September.

CCTV images of the main suspect have just been released by British Transport Police.

You can view them above.

Anyone who recognises him is asked to contact British Transport Police by texting 61016

or by calling 0800 40 50 40 and quoting reference number 152 of 24/09/19.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:08 pm  

Youngsters can now apply to take over Croydon

Next month is annual Takeover Challenge month.

Residents aged between 11 and 18 can sign up for an event on the 21st that will see businesses hand over the reins to them for the day.

The aim is for youngsters to gain experience from trying out adult roles and responsibilities.

Meanwhile, organisations and senior leaders benefit from a young person’s perspective.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:25 pm  

Surrey County Council updates residents on roadworks across the county

Here's a round-up of the latest roadworks in Surrey with Tina Thorburn.

For details of traffic problems in your area, stay tuned to Jackie for the latest travel news.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

Hundreds of youngsters across SW London are being handed real experience of a working newspaper.

It’s thanks to The Young Reporter scheme, run by Newsquest, which is just getting into its 12th year.

Students between the ages of 14 and 18 can research, write and publish stories first hand.

The scheme’s organisers say work experience placements are few and far between for those interested in media but still at school.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

World Restart A Heart Day to be marked with an event in New Malden

The aim of the initiative is to get as many people as possible trained up in first aid and CPR.

London Ambulance is hosting a public training session at New Malden Methodist Church between 11am and 5pm.

During the course, people will also learn how to use a defibrillator.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:16 pm  

An 18 year old has been found guilty of seriously assaulting a police officer with a claw hammer in Twickenham

Brandon Flanagan was found guilty of grievous bodily harm with intent and possession of an offensive weapon in a public place.

He had denied all charges against him.

He’ll be sentenced in December.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:35 pm  

A man has died following a collapse at a shop in Twickenham.

Police were called yesterday evening to Kneller Road, where the man was unresponsive.

His next of kin have been informed.

The death is being treated as unexplained and enquires into the full circumstances continue.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

Hammersmith and Fulham has the highest rate of suicide in London.

The borough saw 11.7 deaths per 100,000 people between 2016 and 2018.

In Hounslow, the number of deaths more than doubled, from 14 in 2017, to 30 last year.

The Samaritans charity have called it “extremely worrying” that the suicide rate has increased for the first time in five years.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:30 pm  

Cambridge University is crediting grime artist Stormzy with a “marked increase” in black students enrolling at the historic campus.

They made up over 3% of new undergraduates this year for the first time ever.

91 black students were admitted to the university, that’s up 50% from the 81 who embarked on courses last year.

Stormzy, who grew up in Croydon and now lives in Kingston, is funding the tuition fees and living costs of two students each year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:24 pm  

Nike have shut their Nike Oregon Project after founder Alberto Salazar's doping ban

The camp was designed primarily to develop American endurance athletes.

The US Anti-Doping Agency banned him for four years.

Salazar was also Twickenham’s Mo Farah’s former coach.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:16 am  

A woman from Mitcham accused of murdering her child has had her bail conditions altered so she can rent out her home on Airbnb

43-year-old finance consultant Clare Sanders denies killing her four-week-old baby Eva with her Ukrainian lover.

Despite her earning £90,000 a year, the bail variation was granted so she could make an income while staying at a friend’s house in Sussex.

The two are due to stand trial in February next year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:40 am  

There are calls for St George’s Hospital in Tooting to be included in an air pollution monitoring scheme

Wandsworth Council isn’t happy that George’s hasn’t been included in Mayor of London Sadiq Khan’s initiative, launched earlier this year.

It’s looking at the ten most polluted hospitals in London.

Council bosses say 13 bus routes converge on George’s, and most of the vehicles are diesel run.

They also consider Wandsworth an inner London borough, and say they’d be surprised if pollution levels weren’t as high as the other hospitals being monitored.

The Mayor says his scheme will provide information that could help vulnerable patients avoid unnecessary exposure to pollutants.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:04 am  

England can seal their place at next year's European Championships with victory away to the Czech Republic tonight

Gareth Southgate's side have won all four of their games in Group A.

Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount is expected to make his first start for the national team.

They go to Bulgaria for their next match on Monday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:37 am  

Parents in Wandsworth are being reminded they only have a few weeks left to submit their secondary school choices for next year.

Parents in Wandsworth are being reminded they only have a few weeks left to submit their secondary school choices for next year.

All applications must be submitted before the 31st.

This cut-off date applies to children who were born between September the 1st 2008 and August the 31st 2009.

These children are about to start Year 6 at primary school.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:53 am  

Regulators need to assure passengers at Heathrow that they do not pay for a third runway that ‘is unlikely to ever actually be built.’

Regulators need to assure passengers at Heathrow that they do not pay for a third runway that ‘is unlikely to ever actually be built.’

That’s according to Willie Walsh, chief executive of International Airlines Group.

He says the Civil Aviation Authority needs to be much tougher with Heathrow.

Mr Walsh thinks Heathrow will place the cost of plans and building costs for the runway onto the customer through higher landing charges.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:52 am  

Two more people have been arrested following the murder of a man in Ealing

Two more people have been arrested following the murder of a man in Ealing.

Osvaldo Carvelho from Hanwell died last month after being chased and stabbed by a group of men.

A 23-year-old and a 22-year-old man were arrested earlier in Hounslow and Northolt.

Both remain in police custody.

Three other men have been charged with murder.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:19 am  

A vast environmental scheme has got underway in Surrey

A vast environmental scheme has got underway in Surrey.

That’s Council Leader Tim Oliver.

Children who attended the fair also got a tree to take home and plant themselves.

It’s hoped that the planting will improve air quality, water quality, provide a home for wildlife, and improve the local environment.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:40 am  

Thursday, 10 October 2019

A man with links to Walton and Kingston is wanted by police

Lindor, who’s also known as Jay Winton Watson, is wanted in relation to an ongoing criminal investigation.

The 36-year-old is known to frequent the Grand Union Canal between West Drayton and Hemel Hempstead on a boat.

He’s described as black, approximately 6ft 7 inches tall, of a slim build with a tattoo on his left wrist with the word Jess.

He has short, dark hair and a goatee styled beard.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is being asked to contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:13 pm  

The SNP is being criticised for its links with Heathrow Airport

Nicola Sturgeon’s party has been accused of hypocrisy by taking money from airport bosses after strongly opposing the third runway.

Its claimed Heathrow paid a five figure sum for corporate advertising for a conference in Aberdeen.

However, UK government sources predict that Scotland will lose more than 220 passengers if a new runway is built at Heathrow.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Around £30,000 worth of jewellery has been stolen from a house in Ewell

At some point between 1pm and 8pm on Sunday, somebody smashed a window at a house in Scotts Farm Road.

Anyone with information should call police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Police investigating an alleged arson attack in Staines have released CCTV images of a man they want to question.

Police were called to a printing dealership on the A30 in the early hours of August the 15th.

A witness claims to have seen someone throw a firebomb.

The suspect is then believed to have made off on foot towards the Crooked Billet roundabout.

The fire ruined a family run business that had been running since 1957.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

SW London and Surrey marks #WorldMentalHealthDay  #WMHD2019 #BarberTalk

In September 2015, Tom Chapman founded The Lions Barber Collective, which started as a group of international barbers raising awareness for suicide prevention.

It has developed to become much more and now campaigns for the awareness of mental well-being and suicide prevention, believing that the barbershop is a great, safe place for men to talk. Russell Brittle, a local barber from Hampton Court, is an Ambassador for the charity.

Through BarberTalk, they hope to train hair professionals across the globe to "Recognise, Ask, Listen and Help" those in their chairs.

He tells us how you can get involved.

To find out more, click here
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:07 pm  

An MP has raised an urgent question in the Commons about the death of a baby at Bronzefield women’s prison in Ashford.

Catherine West wants to know how many officers were on shift at the time the infant died, shortly after birth.

The Labour MP for Hornsey also wants reassurances every pregnant woman in jail receives a healthcare plan suitable to their needs.

The baby was pronounced dead at 9am on the 27th of September.

Investigations into the child’s death are underway.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Foreign Secretary and MP for Esher and Walton Dominic Raab has called for restraint from Turkey, after the country's ground forces launched an offensive against Kurdish-led troops in northern Syria.

President Erdogan says he hopes to "prevent the creation of a terror corridor" but critics are warning about ethnic cleansing.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Major gas works start in Epsom on Monday, but drivers won’t initially be affected.

Three weeks’ worth of works will take place in theWest Street area.

SGN will start work in West Hill between Hookfield and Wheelers Lane.

From the 26th of October, teams will work from West Street to South Street to West Hill.

The road will be made one-way to westbound traffic under the railway bridge between these junctions.

Eastbound motorists should follow the signed diversions.

Bus stop E in West Street will be suspended during this work.

Stay tuned to Jackie for the latest travel, or follow the travel team on Twitter @Jackie_Travel

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Amazing discovery surrounding Elizabeth I will finally be revealed to the public at Hampton Court Palace on Saturday

The so-called "Lost Dress of Elizabeth I" is to go on display alongside the "Virgin Queen's" famous ‘Rainbow Portrait.’

The "Bacton Altar Cloth," discovered in a church in rural Herefordshire, is now considered to be one of the rarest survivals of Elizabethan dress in existence.

After undergoing extensive conservation work at Hampton Court Palace for the past two years, it will be exhibited alongside a portrait of Elizabeth featuring a dress of strikingly similar design.

The richly embroidered textile, named after the church in Bacton, where it was preserved for centuries, was identified by Historic Royal Palaces curator Eleri Lynn as being part of a high status sixteenth-century court dress back in 2016.

The altar cloth has long been associated with Blanche Parry, one of Queen Elizabeth I’s most faithful servants who eventually became her Chief Gentlewoman of the Bedchamber, and who was born in Bacton.

Records show that Elizabeth regularly gifted her discarded clothing to Parry as one of her closest confidantes, and for years there was speculation that the altar cloth may have a connection to the Queen.

On examining the textile, Eleri, an expert in Tudor court dress, was able to identify previously unseen features, studying the seams of the fabric to confirm it had once formed part of a skirt.

Eleri has given Jackie's Lucy Mayer a very special preview of the "cloth."

The Lost Dress of Elizabeth I will run from Saturday until the 23rd of February, on loan from St Faith's Church, Bacton.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

A man from Mitcham who set up an illegal recycling business has been fined.

Site Scrap Recycling Limited would illegally burn waste in its back yard.

31-year-old Billy McCluskey was fined £230, and the business just under £2,000.

However, the business is still listed as active on Companies House, with McCluskey as the current director.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:49 pm  

Find out what Eddie Jones has to say following the cancellation of England's RWC match this weekend

With the lunchtime sport, here's William Esler.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:42 am  

Former Chelsea and Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech has signed a deal to play ice hockey

He'll feature for fourth-tier side Guildford Phoenix as a goaltender.

Cech retired from professional football in the summer before re-joining Chelsea as a technical and performance advisor.

He played ice hockey while growing up in the Czech Republic.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:15 am  

Climate change protesters are planning to descend on London City Airport this morning, for two-and-a-half days

Extinction Rebellion says it'll peacefully occupy the departure and arrival lounge, blocking security - but security's already been stepped up there.

It's part of two weeks of demonstrations around the world calling for urgent action to protect the planet.

Meanwhile, the verdict is due today in the trial of nine people who protested against the International Petroleum Conference in February.

Among the defendants is a 52 year old woman from Clapham.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:33 am  

Barbers from all over the world are working to prevent suicide

The Lions Barber Collective are trained in spotting signs in their clients, and how to deal with it when they find them.

Russell Brittle from Hampton Court is one of them.

He says the prolonged contact when cutting hair makes it an ideal place to talk.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:51 am  

The Foreign Secretary says Turkey's military action in northern Syria "risks destabilising" the region.

The Foreign Secretary says Turkey's military action in northern Syria "risks destabilising" the region.

Turkey is bombing Kurdish forces, which it views as a "terrorist threat."

Dominic Raab – who’s also the MP for Esher and Walton - says the conflict could result in the resurgence of Islamic State.

Former head of the British Army Chemical Weapons Unit, Hamish De Bretton-Gordon, says the EU must not look away.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:40 am  

A professor at St George’s Hospital in Tooting has been featured in the Evening Standard’s Progress 1,000 list for the second year.

A professor at St George’s Hospital in Tooting has been featured in the Evening Standard’s Progress 1,000 list for the second year.

The chart is made up of the top 1,000 most influential people in London and is separated into various categories.

Asma Khalil is one of 22 people chosen from within the health category.

She was selected for her expertise in ‘high risk pregnancies, multiple births and intervening in the womb when a baby is at risk of growth problems’.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:12 am  

A man is wanted in connection with a fire in Staines.

A man is wanted in connection with a fire in Staines.

The blaze destroyed a family-run printing dealership on the A30 in the early hours of Thursday the 15th of August.

Witnesses say they saw someone throw a firebomb.

The suspect is then believed to have made off on foot towards the Crooked Billet roundabout.

You can view a CCTV image of the man on our Jackie News Twitter feed.

Anyone with information is being asked to contact police on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:10 am  

Wednesday, 9 October 2019

Cooking oil has been stolen from a shop in Fetcham

Mole Valley Police say there’s a “substantial” black market around the illegal production of biodiesel.

They’re saying businesses need to be aware of the value of used oil.

Many of London’s 9,500 buses partly use fuel made from coffee waste and cooking oil.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:57 pm  

A 17-year-old boy has gone missing from Norbury

Nathan Best was last seen in the Merton area on Monday and could be in the Mitcham Common Eastside area.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is being asked to contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:04 pm  

Croydon’s hosting a range of events to mark National Hate Crime Awareness week which kicks off on Saturday

The aim is to highlight the crimes committed against people because of their race, religion, faith, gender identity or sexual orientation.

Hate crime reporting is on the decline in Croydon.

Between April last year and the end of March this year, there were 661 reports recorded, compared to 702 over the same period the year before.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:24 pm  

Hammersmith and Fulham Council has thanked its partners for their joint work on protecting residents at risk

It marked the first year of its new safeguarding service with an event attended by a number of people including the NHS and police.

The Safeguarding Adults Board aims to keep residents safe from abuse and live as independently as possible.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:23 pm  

Princess Alice Hospice in Esher is taking part in Hospice Care Week this week.

Seven doctors, 1,000 litres of washing up liquid, 1,400 volunteers and 13 window cleaners.

This is just some of what it takes for the Princess Alice Hospice in Esher to provide end of life care each year.

The site is one of more than 200 across the UK taking part in Hospice Care Week this week.

This year’s theme is “This is What It Takes.”

The aim is to highlight that while hospice care is provided free, it is by no means cheap and takes a lot of skills, people and resources.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:12 pm  

A schoolboy has been attacked at Addlestone station

CCTV of the incident at around 4.30pm on the 5th of September has just been released by police.

The child is reported to have walked into the station where he was attacked by two teenagers who attempted to steal his rucksack.

A member of the public intervened and the two suspects fled the station.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:08 pm  

More than 1,500 people across the Mole Valley have taken part in a new exercise referral scheme since it launched in 2015.

The initiative is especially for residents suffering from physical and mental health conditions.

It allows GPs to refer patients to an exercise programme which is supervised by health professionals.

To be eligible, individuals must suffer from one of the listed conditions, which include obesity, arthritis, depression or asthma.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:54 pm  

Every police force in England and Wales has been set a recruitment target by the government.

In the first wave, over £750 million has been set aside to recruit 6,000 by 2021.

Surrey Police must hire 78 by that date.

The area’s Police and Crime Commissioner David Munro says they will be “gratefully received”.

However, he says that they have the lowest percentage grant of any force in the country, which means 40 to 60 officers less over the three year programme.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:16 pm  

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is condemning fans who marred the Blues’ away win in Southampton on Sunday with racist chants

Large numbers of visitors at St Mary's Stadium allegedly sang a song that included offensive terms for the gypsy and traveller community.

The Traveller Movement, which represents Gypsy and traveller communities, is calling the racist chants ‘appalling and demeaning.’

This follows similar incidents in recent games away at Lille and at home to Valencia in the Champions League.

Lampard says “It does go on and on, none of us want it, I’ve said it before.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:53 am  

A drug dealer from Hampton Wick has been jailed

30-year-old Sadique Ahmed pled guilty to 5 charges of supplying heroin and cocaine in Langdon Park.

He’s been sentenced to 28 months in prison.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:09 am  

Andy Murray's defeat at the Shanghai Masters yesterday was overshadowed by an on court row

The Wimbledon star told opponent Fabio Fognini to "shut up" and pushed him during an exchange in the third set.

Murray says the Italian broke the rules.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:05 am  

A plumbing firm has had an advert banned for claiming there was "no call-out charge", but then billing someone 142 pounds

A customer complained to the regulator about Wandsworth Plumbers.

The ASA has ruled the web ad was misleading.

The firm hasn't commented.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:43 am  

East Sheen-based Missing People is opening its doors to the public tomorrow evening

It’s a chance for the charity to showcase the valuable work it does when someone disappears.

It offers practical and emotional support via a free, 24/7 and confidential helpline.

The charity was created by two sisters in response to Suzy Lamplugh, who went missing in 1986 in Fulham and has never been found.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:07 am  

Twenty-one-year-old Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori is looking forward to an England debut in one of the national team’s upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers against the Czech Republic and Bulgaria

He’s grateful to boss Frank Lampard for the opportunities he’s been given since returning to Stamford Bridge from a loan spell at Derby when Lampard was the manager.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:06 am  

Budget airline easyJet says the recent strikes at rivals British Airways and Ryanair has boosted its revenues and profits

More than 2,000 BA flights were grounded last month when pilots went on a 2-day strike.

Bosses at the Heathrow based airline have warned that the walkouts would reduce their profits this year by £122 million.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:26 am  

AFC Wimbledon are through to the next round of the English Football League Trophy

The Dons registered a 3-nil win over League Two side Leyton Orient at Kingsmeadow last night.

Kingstonian won their FA Cup third qualifying round replay 4-1 at Weston-super-Mare.

In National League action Sutton’s slide down the table continued after a 2-nil loss at Solihull Moors.

Woking lost 3-1 at Yeovil.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:25 am  

Tuesday, 8 October 2019

Hammersmith and Fulham council “will do everything in its power to promote the benefits of the UK remaining in the European Union”

The resolution was passed at a council meeting last night.

They also stated that in the event of a no-deal Brexit, they would use a £2.5m contingency in the budget if necessary.

The borough backed remain by 70% in the referendum.

The council became the first in the country to formally back a second referendum in January last year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

Independent shops in Elmbridge can now apply for a grant to set up or upgrade their websites

The council is offering up to 90% of eligible costs up to a maximum of £2,000.

Councillor Christine Elmer says independent outlets “often lack the resources and skills to benefit from the opportunities presented by online retail”.

She says closing the “digital gap” will help maintain the “vitality” of the High Street.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Residents are being invited to help Kingston Council’s tree planting programme

They’re encouraging people to have their say on selecting locations and picking their favourite types of trees.

The council have also pledged to plant over 600 between November and March next year, prioritising areas with poor air quality.

Residents have until Friday the 25th of October to send in their requests via the council’s website.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

Four new social housing homes have been built in Egham

New tenants have moved in having downsized from larger properties to free up space for other families.

The flats, in Farm Close, are the second recent construction project for Runnymede Borough Council.

The development includes four flats with double bedrooms, communal gardens and parking spaces.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Carshalton Athletic are finally looking forward to home comforts as the club progressed in the FA Cup last Saturday

The Robins made the seven-hour round trip to play Lowestoft Town in the third qualifying round and won 2-1 thanks to a double from in-form Ricky Korboa.

That was Carshalton’s third consecutive away game in the competition but now, after Monday afternoon’s draw for the fourth qualifying round, they will host National League side Dagenham and Redbridge later this month.

And player/manager Peter Adeniyi welcomed the home tie during an October containing five away games for his squad.

“At the moment it seems to be away, away, away for us so a home tie is welcome,” smiled Adeniyi.

“But we didn’t mind what we got in the next round as I know we’d give anyone a good game. Dagenham and Redbridge will prove a tough challenge and we’ll look forward to meeting it head on.”

Carshalton survived two first-half scares in Suffolk last weekend as Lowestoft hit the woodwork before and after Korboa’s 14th minute opener.

But the Robins looked the more assured after the break and Korboa struck again on 67 minutes, while Lowestoft’s Malachi Linton scored with the last kick of the game after his initial spot-kick was saved by Kleton Perntreou.

“It was a satisfying afternoon’s work in the end, we defended excellently in the second-half and are only disappointed not to have kept a clean sheet,” Adeniyi added.

“It’s never an easy ride at Lowestoft and I’m surprised to see them struggling in their league, their energy and commitment impressed me.

“We came up to Suffolk the night before and the whole squad conducted themselves professionally. The players were a credit to the club and they got their reward.”

Dagenham and Redbridge, who are led by former Crystal Palace and Gillingham manager Peter Taylor, play two divisions above Carshalton and currently sit in the top ten.

But next up for Carshalton is a local league derby against Kingstonian at Colston Avenue on Saturday the 9th of October, LO 3pm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

A restaurant in Ham has been awarded its first Michelin Star.

The Dysart in Petersham Road is a family run restaurant in an Arts and Crafts era building.

Hedone in Chiswick, which held a star since 2012, is out of the guide after closing in June.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

Richmond Council wants to install temporary ponds along the Thames to store flood water.

The authority says climate change will make the weather more volatile, resulting in overflow from the river.

Councillor Katie Mansfield explains why this is a big problem for Richmond.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

Partial closure orders have been obtained against two addresses in Sunbury.

It’s after residents complained of anti-social behaviour related to drug use at both properties.

Officers from Spelthorne’s Safer Neighbourhood Team have secured the three-month orders against the properties in Beechwood Avenue.

The tenants are allowed to remain in their homes, but regular visitors are banned.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:18 pm  

Parents are being urged not to put their children in harm’s way when visiting Richmond and Bushy Parks.

Royal Parks, which manages the sites, has issued a number of pictures of people getting too close to the animals.

One child is even pictured feeding a deer.

Royal Parks says the rutting season is now underway, making stags “hyper vigilant” and aggressive.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:05 pm  

Andy Murray will return to Grand Slam tennis action at the Australian Open next year.

The former world and Wimbledon number one was knocked out in the first round at the event in January and had to undergo career-saving hip surgery.

Murray has dropped to 289th in the rankings, but tournament organisers say he will be given a protected ranking of 2nd.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:42 pm  

The Lib Dems are calling on Surrey County Council to back a bill that would increase fines for drivers who leave vehicles idling.

Councillor Will Forster has been voicing his concerns on the issue.

He says the bill would give authorities increased powers to issue on the spot fines to rivers of idling vehicles.

He added that there is a “moral responsibility” to act as an idling engine contributes “significantly” to poor air quality.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

Royal Parks is warning parents to keep their children away from the deer in Richmond and Bushy Parks

Wild deer are “not Disney creatures.”

That’s the warning to parents frequenting Richmond and Bushy Parks.

Royal Parks is blaming the rise in popularity of social media and availability of smart phones for people taking what it calls “unacceptable risks” around the animals.

The group has released a number of pictures, one showing a photographer just a few feet away from a rutting deer.

It’s warning of the dangers of getting too close and says one person was hospitalised in 2017 after suffering injuries from a male deer.

The rutting, or breeding, season is now underway, in which male deer compete for breeding rights from now until November.

Red stags and Fallow bucks, flooded with testosterone and adrenaline, roar and clash antlers in a bid to fight off rivals and attract as many females as possible.

To prepare for the annual rut, stags will bulk up and grow calcium rich sharp antlers.

Maintaining a stronghold on their harems is tiring work, and the dominant stags are hyper vigilant and aggressive to potential rivals during this time.

Dogs and even humans who try to get between a stag and his females run the risk of being injured if a safe distance of at least 50 metres is not adhered to.

Over the years, there have been incidents where visitors have suffered injuries from rutting deer which may have been avoided.

Only last year a young girl, who was being photographed next to a rutting stag, was injured in Bushy Park, and the previous year a visitor was hospitalised after suffering injuries from a male deer in Richmond Park.

“These incidents almost exclusively happen when people ignore our 50-metre rule and get too close,” explains Adam Curtis, Assistant Park Manager for Richmond Park.

“You wouldn’t go on safari and take a selfie with a lion; the same logic should apply here. My advice is to be inconspicuous, and if you want to see rutting deer in action then take binoculars.”

Over 1,000 wild deer live in Richmond and Bushy Parks, and The Royal Parks are reminding visitors, especially parents with children in tow, to exercise caution.

They are also appealing to photographers to use a long lens and to never crowd the deer.

Dog owners are advised to walk their dogs elsewhere, as attacks on dogs are not uncommon at this time of year.

In April, The Royal Parks introduced a Volunteer Ranger Service in both deer parks, to improve visitor experience and to educate people on wildlife protection issues such as behaviour around deer.

Apart from placing themselves in harm’s way, visitors getting too close can also inhibit natural behaviour, stress the deer out and lead to females giving birth later in the season when the young are less likely to thrive.

Curtis concludes: “Approaching wild deer at any time of year is unwise but during rutting season it’s downright dangerous. Putting yourself, child or dog near a 25 stone stag with sharp antlers, is extremely risky. Being hit by a stag running at full speed of 30 miles an hour is the equivalent of being mown down by a motorbike.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:30 pm  

An inquest has heard a man was found dead at a mental health unit in Chertsey less than 24 hours after being admitted there.

53-year-old Bruce Simpson attempted suicide on March the 1st last year, resulting in his admission to the Abraham Cowley Unit.

He was later found dead.

Mr Simpson was said to have had a history of depression and low mood.

The inquest continues.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:46 pm  

Thursday is World Mental Health Day

The day centres on raising awareness on mental health issues and fighting the stigma that surrounds it.

Councillor Mark Beynon works as a Mental Health Champion at Kingston Council.

He explains why days like this are important:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:26 am  

Barclays is pledging not to close branches in remote areas or towns where it's the only bank left

That includes the one in Esher.

The commitment lasts for the next two years and it's hoped will "increase demand" and keep those outlets viable.

It'll mean more than 100 branches will be guaranteed to stay open until October 2021.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:04 am  

Andy Murray will return to Grand Slam tennis action at the Australian Open next year

The former world number one was knocked out in the first round at the event in January and had to undergo career-saving hip surgery.

Murray has dropped to 289th in the rankings, but tournament organisers say he will be given a protected ranking of 2nd.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:44 am  

Surbiton is to get a new free school

Kingston Council has given the green light for the current King Charles Centre to be sold.

The GEMS Surbiton Primary Academy will be a two-form entry and open in September 2022 subject to planning permission.

Those currently on the site will be relocated.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:51 am  

A number of parking metres have been tampered with in Cheam

Thieves purporting to be traffic wardens are approaching drivers telling them they have parked illegally or broken a speed limit.

They claim they have photos and tell the victim they’ll face a big fine, but can opt to pay a smaller, on the spot one instead.

They direct the victim to a parking meter and then “shoulder surf” while the driver enters their credit or debit card and pin number.

The meters then retain the card and the victim is told to seek help and advice from the company that operates it.

The thieves then wait for the driver to leave before taking the card out of the machine.

Police are urging people to always shield their pin and to check with the council if they are worried a fine is false.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:09 am  

Seven doctors, 1,000 litres of washing up liquid, 1,400 volunteers and 13 window cleaners
This is just some of what it takes for the Princess Alice Hospice in Esher to provide end of life care each year.

The site is one of more than 200 across the UK taking part in Hospice Care Week this week.

This year’s theme is “This is What It Takes.”

The aim is to highlight that while hospice care is provided free, it is by no means cheap and takes a lot of skills, people and resources.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:11 am  

Chelsea's Callum Hudson-Odoi says a positive attitude helped him come through some "dark days" while he was out injured

The winger damaged his Achilles towards the end of last season - and started his first Premier League game for the club since then in Sunday's win at Southampton.

Hudson-Odoi says it was a frustrating time but he’s glad to back.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:37 am  

Kensington and Chelsea Council has won the right to bring a legal challenge against plans to demolish one of London’s biggest hotels and replace it with a larger development

They got the go-ahead from the High Court for a judicial review of City Hall’s decision to grant permission for a 300-million-pound hotel, leisure and housing complex in Cromwell Road.

The review hearing is scheduled for November 21st.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:16 am  

Monday, 7 October 2019

Former Conservative MP Heidi Allen has joined the Liberal Democrats, bringing their total in the Commons to 19

The representative for South Cambridgeshire had been sitting as an independent since June.

It means the Lib Dems now have 19 members in the House of Commons.

It’s after similar moves from a handful of other former Tory and Labour politicians including Streatham MP Chuka Umunna.

Chief Political Correspondent, Jon Craig, says while it doesn't really change the voting arithmetic, it's still significant.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

A charity in Wimbledon has launched its new website in time for World Mental Health day on Thursday

Stem4’s new site features updated information on conditions like anxiety, depression, self-harm and addiction for teenagers.

A new section called ‘Stay on track’ has also been created, focussing on resilience and how to maintain good mental health.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Football fans hoping to bring AFC Wimbledon home have until midnight to invest in the new stadium at Plough Lane

Every person who has backed the club’s crowdfunding campaign will have their name permanently inscribed at the site.

However, tonight is the deadline for fans to sign up.

Nearly 5,000 people have paid into the campaign so far, hoping to raise the £2.5million necessary to bring football home.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

An 18 year old has been arrested in Kew

The police helicopter was sent up over the town late last night following reports someone was trying to get into cars.

Enquiries are ongoing.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

A teenager has been jailed for murdering a man from Surrey in an alleyway in Suffolk

32 year old Daniel Saunders died on the 16th of December in Ipswich after suffering a single stab wound to the abdomen.

17 year old Kieran Hayward had denied murder but was handed a minimum of 19 years behind bars.

Five others were found guilty of helping to hide him; a 16-year-old boy will be sentenced at a later date.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Fire gutted a flat in Hammersmith overnight.

Firefighters were called to the blaze in Flora Gardens just before 3am.

A flat on the third floor of a five-storey block was damaged by the fire.

Three people managed to get out before firefighters arrived, another two left a neighbouring flat and one man was taken to hospital.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Yesterday was “Silver Sunday.”

It’s a chance for older people to get together, make friends and share experiences.

A special event was held in Richmond to mark the national event.

The older generation was invited to an historical talk about the River Thames’s literary links at Richmond Library..
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:59 pm  

London Fire Brigade Choir, Firefighters and fire dogs from Chelsea and Paddington have been raising money for charity.

The Choir helped raise money for The Fire Fighter’s charity by entertaining travellers at London Victoria station.

They managed to raise more than £1,300 for the charity.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:52 pm  

Richmond Council says new rights to allow two-storey upward extensions without planning permission would be a “disaster.”

The Government relaxed planning rules for smaller, residential extensions in 2013.

It’s now announced plans to extend Permitted Development rights even further.

This would enable homeowners to add an extra two storeys to their home without seeking planning permission.

Richmond Council says the proposal would leave residents “powerless” to object to “carbuncles” on top of flats or houses.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

People across Kingston are being asked to donate their unused sleeping bags to the borough’s homeless

The collection has been started by Kingston Churches Action on Homelessness as the colder nights draw in.

They need to be in good condition, well insulated and can be dropped off at KCAH, St Peter’s Church Hall, London road, Kingston, KT2 6QL, Monday to Friday 10-4.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:13 pm  

An environment campaign group is calling on Kingston Council to introduce car free streets outside every school in the borough.

Kingston Can says the Lib Dem run Council’s decision to trial a car free route around Lovelace School in Chessington is “un-ambitious.”

The trial will last 6 months and if it’s successful, the authority says it could be rolled out to other areas in the future.

A report by Friends of the Earth published last week labelled Kingston’s performance on climate change “poor” compared to other councils.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

A man in Twickenham is urging others to take advantage of Richmond council’s quit smoking services

This month is “Stoptober.”

Cyril Wheeler quit the habit in April having smoked for, in his words, “his entire life.”

He says he was spurred into action following the death of his wife.

Research shows that if you can stop smoking for 28-days, you are five times more likely to quit smoking for good.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:05 pm  

A man who was wanted in relation to a robbery on Addlestone on the 31st of July has been arrested.

41 year old Scott Sleet was arrested on Friday and has been released on conditional bail.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Lambeth Bridge shut down by Extinction Rebellion

More than 20 people have already been arrested, as climate change protesters begin what they're calling a two week shutdown of central London.

Extinction Rebellion says one of those was an 81 year-old woman who was part of efforts to block access to government departments.

Diana's demonstrating on Lambeth Bridge and says she's also prepared to be arrested.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

An inquest has ruled a teenager found dead in the grounds of Chiswick House killed herself.

18-year-old Abi Oliver was found by her mother, after her phone was traced when she failed to return home.

Abi’s family has questioned the guidelines for children transitioning to the adult mental health units, calling it a “black hole” in the system.

Coroner Sean Cummings said he may report to the Health Secretary regarding potential improvements for mental health services.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:30 pm  

A planning application to build a new Lidl in Norbiton will be discussed at a meeting on Wednesday night

The supermarket giant wants to demolish a number of buildings in Manorgate Road.

It wants to build a supermarket with undercroft and external carparking, improve footpaths and create a substation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:09 am  

After national badger day yesterday, Surrey Police is reminding people that the animals are protected and so are the setts they live in

Under the Protection of Badgers Act 1992, in England and Wales it is an offence to attempt to wilfully kill, injure or take a badger.

It is also an offence to intentionally or recklessly damage or destroy a badger’s burrow or obstruct access to it.

The day aims to raise awareness of the need to protect badgers from human predication and the issues of habitat and health concerns.

As of 2019, there is no nationwide policy of culling.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:42 am  

A stretch of road leading to Lovelace Primary School in Chessington will be closed at drop-off and pick-up times from today

The 6 month long “School Streets” trial will aim to reduce air pollution at key times when pupils are arriving and leaving school.

It will include the use of an Automatic Number-Plate Recognition camera to ensure the closure is adhered to by drivers.

Residents living nearby will however be exempt if they register their vehicle with the council.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:34 am  

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard says he wants even more from his top scorer Tammy Abraham.

The striker netted his eighth Premier League goal of the season as his side beat Southampton 4-1.

It comes after his England call-up midweek, but Lampard wants him to keep improving.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 am  

Former Croydon High School student, Anneka Rice has described her Strictly experience as "like running away to the circus."

The TV star, along with partner Kevin Clifton, became the second couple to be voted off the show on 'Movie Week'.

Judges unanimously voted to save former footballer David James and his partner Nadiya Bychkova.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 am  

One member of rap duo ‘Krept and Konan’ from Thornton heath was assaulted at an event on Saturday night.

Rapper Krept said he is "good" and will be "back in no time" after he was attacked backstage at a live event.

The sold-out Saturday night show at the Arena Birmingham finished early after the incident around 10 o’clock at night.

Police said medical help was given on site and he did not go to hospital.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 am  

The Cabbage Patch 10 charity run is returning to Twickenham on Sunday the 13th of October.

Starting at the Town Centre at 9am, the 10-mile race will welcome 1600 runners from elite to all abilities.

The event will raise money for the charity supporting Princess Alice Hospice, Clarendon School and MDS Patient Care.

The route follows road and river towpaths either side of the Thames, crossing at Kingston and Richmond bridges.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 am  

A medical centre in the borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, has been rated Inadequate overall by the Care Quality Commission.

At the Dr Kukar centre, inspectors found no systems to keep patients safe, no safeguarding training and no infection prevention in place.

Inspectors saw limited evidence of systems and processes for learning, continuous improvement and innovation.

Head of Inspection for Primary Medical Services, Antony Hall, said they have placed the medical centre into special measures.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:53 am  

Sunday, 6 October 2019

Sutton is bidding to become the 2023 Borough of Culture

It’s urging more residents to get behind its campaign.

The authority that wins is handed hundreds of thousands of pounds by London’s Mayor to upgrade and establish cultural links.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:10 pm  

Residents in Wandsworth are now able to request a bike hangar in their street

The hangers can safely store up to six bikes and are accessed by people who have signed up online to the scheme and been given a key.

The purchase and installation cost can be met using grants from TFL. While maintenance will be undertaken in return for a membership fee.

If there is enough local demand the installation will be fast-tracked. Wandsworth is already home to nearly 40 hangars on local estates.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:08 pm  

The Zoological Society of London has launched a crowdfunding campaign to study hedgehogs in Barnes and Putney Lower Commons

106 camera sites have been set up as tracking the hedgehogs is crucial to building healthy populations.

The money raised will be used to locate hedgehog populations, study how they move about and what threatens them.

The Zoological Society will also be studying hedgehogs on Roehampton golf course and Palewell Common in Sheen.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:20 pm  

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has heaped praise on Willian's influence after his side beat Southampton 4-1.

The result means they rise to fifth in the Premier League.

Lampard tells Sky Sports News the Brazilian stood out on the south coast.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

An archivist at Hammersmith library has been awarded by the Society of Genealogists for her work.

65-year-old Kath Shawcross was recognised for raising the profile of genealogy and archive in Hammersmith and Sutton.

She has been the borough’s archivist since June 2017, after 22 years’ work at Sutton.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:30 pm  

A 47-year-old man has been jailed for 20 years after a knife attack in Hounslow.

Paul Cane was living in a spare room in Hounslow. When asked to leave he turned violent, stabbing the victim and another occupant.

The main victim sustained a severe collapsed lung and required immediate medical assistance.

Cane attempted to evade police but was later arrested for causing grievous bodily harm with intent and occasioning actual bodily harm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:05 pm  

A massive £560 million in gift-aid goes unclaimed every year.

Hampton based children’s hospice Shooting Star is now urging people who donate to charity to remember to “tick the box.”

Gift Aid increases the value of donations by 25% at no extra cost to the person who has donated it.

It costs £10 million per year to operate Shooting Star, where David Cameron’s son Ivan was supported.

Just 10% of that comes from Government funding.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

This week saw a successful Tory Conference in Manchester.

Increased funding to protect international rainforests was just one of the initiatives announced by Wildlife Minister Zac Goldsmith.

The MP for Richmond Park applauded the UK’s commitment to doubling the amount of money it spends tackling climate change.

He stated that the UK is leading the way on climate change.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Frank Lampard is urging his Chelsea side to maintain their momentum as they play Southampton.

His team have won their last three matches in all competitions and could head into the international break in the top four with victory.

But Lampard is aware that today's opponents can cause a threat.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

Battersea Dogs and Cat Home is reminding us there will be new rules for pets visiting Europe after Brexit.

Government guidelines say the UK will become a so-called “third country” when it leaves the EU.

Under the EU Pet Travel Scheme, there are 3 categorisations of “third country,” these are, Unlisted, Part 1 Listed or Part 2 Listed.

Pet travel requirements will change depending on what category the UK becomes on exit day.

The UK is likely to be treated as an unlisted country under the EU Pet Travel Scheme if it leaves without a deal.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Brentford boss Thomas Frank says they need to improve in attacking areas of the pitch after yesterday’s 1-nil loss to Nottingham Forest.

The Bees manager says they’re more solid in defence when away from home than last year.

Frank wants to see more from his offensive players though.

Apart from Ollie Watkins, who has 7 goals this season, no player has scored more than a single goal.

Bryan Mbeumo, Josh Dasilva and Marcus Forss have all scored once.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Two Eastern European drug dealers have been jailed for a total of 20 years.

Aleksandar Uljaveric and Alexandra Mitu were arrested in Hammersmith as part of a joint National Crime Agency and Met Police operation in June.

They were found to have nearly £3 million worth of cocaine having met with a suitcase filled with the substance in Brackenbury Gardens.

Officers found ecstasy, MDM, ketamine and £12,000 in cash at Aleksandar’s address too.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:04 pm  

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has a fitness boost for their trip to Southampton today.

N’Golo Kante returned from injury to play against French side Lille in the week.

His fitness will be monitored as a precaution, but he looks set to play, having missed out on the Blues’ last Premier League game against Brighton.

Defenders Emerson and Antonio Rudiger and midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek are all still out though.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

Changes to the environment caused by human activity can promote earthquake-triggered landslides.

That’s according to new research coming out of Royal Holloway University in Egham.

Professors based their findings on the magnitude 7.5 earthquake, Tsunami and landslides in Palu in Indonesia last September.

2,000 people were left dead, and over 200,000 displaced.

The research found an “unmistakable” connection to a large-scale communal irrigation system and the canals that fed it.

Earthquake shaking can cause wet sandy layers to turn to liquid.

Liquids have no shear strength, so the liquefied material acts as a lubricant and everything above it can easily slide rapidly down very gentle slopes.

In Palu, water introduced into soils and deeper sandy layers below agricultural fields increased the likelihood of liquefaction.

Professors say that created perfect conditions for enormous landslides when coupled with the strong earthquake shaking.

Agriculture is a central part of the economy and communal irrigation has been practiced in Palu Valley for more than a century.

However, it is now clear that this irrigation also set the scene for one of Indonesia’s most deadly natural disasters.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

Croydon Council has announced voters in the Fairfield ward will be electing a new councillor on the 7th of November.

This comes after the resignation of Councillor Niroshan Sirisena earlier this month.

Registered voters will begin receiving their poll cards by the 16th of October.

The deadline for applying to vote by post is on Thursday the 23rd of October.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:21 am  

The MP for Esher and Walton Dominic Raab will meet the parents of a teenager killed in a crash – after the suspect left the UK and claimed diplomatic immunity.

19-year-old Harry Dunn died in August in a collision near an American spy base in Northamptonshire.

Police believe the wife of a US diplomat was involved in the incident, and a State Department spokesman says immunity is rarely waived.

Mr Raab, who is foreign secretary, has urged the US Embassy to reconsider their decision.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

A man in Sutton is calling on residents pretending to be a council official

Sutton Police is warning residents to be aware of the latest scam, which has so far been reported in the St Helier area.

The suspect knocks on doors asking to check gas appliances.

The council says its officers will never make unsolicited calls, and is urging people to keep an eye on elderly and vulnerable neighbours.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:31 am  

Crystal Palace picked up three points at West Ham and move into the Premier League’s top four thanks to V-A-R

The review system overruled the officials who had adjudged their winning goal to be offside in the 2-1 victory.

Liverpool are eight points clear at the top of the league this morning.

But they had to rely on a last-minute penalty to beat Leicester 2-1 and keep up their perfect start to the top flight season.

Manchester City can reduce the deficit at the summit to five points if they beat Wolves this afternoon.

A win for Arsenal over Bournemouth would move them up to third.

Chelsea take on Southampton and Manchester United travel to Newcastle in today's other games.

Tottenham lost 3-nil at Brighton to compound their miserable week.

Aston Villa thrashed Norwich 5-1 away from home, Burnley put more pressure on Everton boss Marco Silva with a 1-nil win.

While, Watford against Sheffield United finished goalless.

In the Championship yesterday Fulham had to come from behind twice to earn a 1-all draw with Charlton at Craven Cottage.

Queens Park Rangers bounced back to winning ways with a 4-2 victory over Blackburn at Loftus Road.

Brentford went down 1-nil at Nottingham Forrest.

AFC Wimbledon finally got their first win of the League One season, holding on to beat Rochdale 3-2 at Kingsmeadow.

In the National League Sutton and Stockport played out a goalless draw at Gander Green Larne.

Woking drew 1-all with Wrexham.

In FA Cup third qualifying round action Corinthian Casuals lost 3-nil at Kings Langley.

Kingstonian face a replay at Weston-Super-Mare after both teams drew 1-all at the King Georges Field in Tolworth.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:42 am  

Man missing from Kensington and Chelsea

Police are appealing for help in tracing a man missing from Kensington and Chelsea.

Twenty-seven-year-old Sivaram Yogeswaran was last seen leaving a McDonalds restaurant in Brompton Road yesterday afternoon.

He has autism and is known to have links to Surbiton and Kingston.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:38 am  

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