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Saturday, 2 November 2019

An escaped albino ferret has been returned to its owner after a bizarre appeal on Twitter.

PC Ben Styles said he was waved over on Hook Road and handed the ferret in a box by some people who had seen it running down the road.

Kingston and Tolworth Police then tweeted an appeal for ‘Mister’, the lost ferret, while Styles tried to hand him into Leatherhead Wildlife Sanctuary.

Styles said that he luckily received a call from Mister’s owner soon after they saw the appeal on social media.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:03 pm  

Leatherhead’s post office will re-open on Wednesday.

The service will be available in Martin’s newsagent in the High Street.

The postmaster, Omid Nowkandi, says he is pleased the service will be up and running heading into the Christmas period.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:20 pm  

Chelsea have beaten Watford 2-1, bringing them to third in the Premier League.

It was their fifth successive triumph in the top flight.

Five minutes into the match, Tammy Abraham scored the first goal, while Christian Pulisic scored in the second half.

Manager Frank Lampard says he was happy to see Abraham back on the scoresheet.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:01 pm  

A man from Hounslow has been jailed for 15 years for robbery and rape.

28-year-old Diljeet Grewal of Windsor Gardens, met his victim, a woman in her 30s, at a pre-arranged meeting in Hillingdon.

He carried out a sustained physical attack, which lasted around two and a half hours.

He also threatened the victim with a knife, and eventually stole her phone and some money.

Police attended the scene after being informed of the attack and found Grewal nearby; he was detained after identification.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:10 pm  

Fulham have failed to secure a Championship promotion spot today after losing 3-0 at home to Hull City.

It was a clinical display by the Tigers against an out of sorts Fulham.

Brentford went down 1-0 to Huddersfield at Griffin Park.

QPR lost away to Leeds 2-0

Wimbledon drew 1-1 at home to Lincoln City.

Chelsea are currently playing away against Watford.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:55 pm  

Crystal Palace have revealed plans for a new £20 million academy centre to attract promising youngsters to the club.

South London has been labelled “concrete Catalonia” due to the number of top players who come from the area.

Last season it produced more than 14% of the English footballers in the Premier League.

Palace are still awaiting planning permission, but the hope is their new facilities will help them bring more of this talent in.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:10 pm  

Croydon’s Remembrance Day service is set to return at Fairfield Halls on Sunday the 10th.

It’s the annual service of remembrance for those men and women who lost their lives during wars and conflicts.

The commemoration will begin with a military parade from Mitcham Road Barracks to North End at 9am.

There will be an official service of remembrance at Phoenix Concert Hall at 10.55am
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:24 pm  

The Tutankhamun exhibition opens at the Saatchi gallery in Chelsea today. It will be staged to a musical backdrop.

It is the last time that one of the Egypt’s most valuable ancient treasures will go on display overseas.

The exhibition includes artefacts which were discovered in 1922 by a British led expedition.

It will showcase the riches that were buried to accompany the king into the afterlife more 3,300 years ago.

Curator Tartek El Awady says it’s a magical experience

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:15 pm  

Anyone thinking of hosting a fireworks party tonight is being urged by Richmond Council to consider their neighbours and pets.

The authority is urging people to try and get to an organised display.

Data has shown that thousands of people are ending up in hospital as a result of injuries caused by fireworks.

20 to 34-year olds apparently made up more than two thirds of the 2000 A&E admissions last year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:06 pm  

Nearly 100 councils across the UK are being singled out, for failing to give drivers enough access to charging stations for electric cars.

The Department for Transport's identified some areas with less than 10 public sites per 100-thousand people.

The City of London had the most charging points per capita with 414 per 100-thousand people.

Meanwhile Richmond, Hammersmith and Fulham as well as Wandsworth were also in the top 5 local authorities.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:10 pm  

Crystal Palace have opened negotiations with Roy Hodgson about a new contract.

The 72-year-old is in the final year of his deal, but Palace want to extend it beyond 2020.

The former England manager hasn’t made suggested he’s ready to retire so chairman Steve Parish is hopeful an agreement can be struck.

Under Hodgson’s watch The Eagles finished mid-table last season and currently lie in 6th.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

Fulham will be looking to move into the Championship promotion spots today.

They lie one point off the play-off places and could go as high as 2nd should they beat Hull City at Craven Cottage.

Goalkeeper Marcus Bettinelli is set to replace the suspended Marek Rodak.

Stefan Johansen and Harry Arter are both injury doubts.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:08 pm  

Hammersmith and Fulham Council is looking for people to join its Independent Teaching Commission.

Its aim is to send people into schools in the area to help support staff in the classroom or nursery.

The commission’s chair, Denise Fox, has worked as a teacher in the borough for 40 years.

It’s expected to complete its work and publish its findings and recommendations by winter next year.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:05 am  

Kingston’s bereavement service has won its 14th consecutive gold award.

The Charter for the Bereaved scheme rewards high standards in relation to funerals, and ambitious targets for improvement.

Service manager Howard Greenoff says its “testament to the team’s dedication to serving our communities”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 am  

Fracking has been banned in England after a new report warned the earthquakes it causes are unpredictable.

The government say the process of drilling for shale gas won't be allowed to continue until new evidence proves its safe.

The U-turn is being welcomed by environmentalists and community campaigners like Frack Free Surrey.

The group says it’s “great news,” but it wants the law to apply to other forms of unconventional oil and gas extraction.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

A Section 60 Stop and Search Order was authorised across Hammersmith and Fulham last night after two men were stabbed.

Police were called to Abdale Road in Shepherds Bush following reports of an altercation between a group of males.

There they found a 21 and 19-year-old suffering from stab injuries.

Their conditions are not currently known and there have been no arrests.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:07 am  

Richmond Council has advice for fireworks night.

Richmond Council is asking everyone thinking of hosting a fireworks party tonight to consider their neighbours and pets.

The authority is urging people to try and get to organised displays.

But it says if you are planning on having a private event, to follow a number of safety procedures.

These include considering timing, avoiding really noisy fireworks and disposing of them properly afterwards.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:04 am  

Pedestrians are injured in police car accident in Hounslow.

An accident involving a police car and two pedestrians in Hounslow has been referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct.

The incident happened in the early hours of Friday morning on Whitton Road.

The pedestrians, a man and a teenage boy, suffered serious injuries and were taken to hospital. None of the three officers in the police car were injured.

Any witnesses to the accident are asked to come forward with any information, no matter how minor it may appear.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:10 am  

In yesterday’s football, Chelsea beat Watford 2-1, bringing them to third in the Premier League.

It was their fifth successive triumph in the top flight with Tammy Abraham and Christian Pulisic scoring for the team.

Meanwhile, in the Championship, Fulham failed to secure a promotion spot after losing 3-0 to Hull City, and Brentford also lost 1-0 to Huddersfield.

Wimbledon drew 1-1 against Lincoln City in League 1.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 am  

Friday, 1 November 2019

A care home in tadworth for children with disabilities has had its garden transformed

Applewood has been given a sand pit, colourful benches, raised play tables and an apple tree so people can engage with nature.

Surrey trading standards partnered up with many local businesses in order to give the place a facelift.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:11 pm  

Surrey County Council is moving out of Kingston after over 50 years.

It’ll start its phased relocation to Woking next year.

Midas House is expected to generate savings of around £700,000 a year compared to Kingston’s County Hall, which was built in 1893.

A buyer for the hall hasn’t been found yet.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:05 pm  

Investigations are continuing into the cause of a fire at a block of flats in Battersea yesterday evening.

Firefighter rescued one man from the property in Ingravre Street.

He was treated at the scene.

Part of one flat on the 14th floor of the 15-storey building was damaged by the fire.

It took eight fire engines and 60 firefighters to bring the blaze under control just before 7.30pm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:10 pm  

The nation’s eyes are focusing on England as they hope to beat South Africa in the Rugby World Cup tomorrow.

Full Back, Elliot Daly, who attended school in Croydon, nicknamed “The Briefcase” has been part of the England line-up throughout.

He apparently arrived at his first Wasps training session wearing his Whitgift school uniform carrying a briefcase.

Chris Wilkins coached him at Whitgift and talks about his long-range kicking ability amongst his other strengths

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

A 31-year-old man from Feltham has been arrested after two men robbed the Royal British legion in Addlestone last Sunday.

They forced their way in the club and attacked two men in the club with weapons and made off with quantity of cash.

They are described as young males with English accents wearing dark clothing and masks and made off in a black car.

The two victims sustained serious head injuries and were taken to hospital. They were later discharged.

Police are asking any witnesses to contact them on 101

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard says he's not sure why reports claimed Antonio Rudiger was fit for tomorrow's Premier League game at Watford.

The defender has barely featured this season due to injury - but quotes attributed to him in the media suggested he had now recovered.

It's left Lampard feeling a bit confused about where they came from

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

A survey by insurance company Veygo has revealed some of the most expensive station car parks in London.

Richmond is the third most expensive at £17.20 a day, with Surbiton at £12.10 with Wimbledon at £10.18 and Twickenham at £8.20

Research showed that there is a huge variation in pricing amongst stations that provided their own car parks.

A significant number of people choose the train over their cars, but the cost of parking can be significant.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:08 pm  

More “rain gardens” are being created across Hammersmith and Fulham.

The council says it’s to protect residents from the effects of flash-flooding that come with climate change.

It has installed 16 sustainable urban drainage systems schemes, with six more under construction, or planned.

The surfaces of the specialist gardens store water and let it drain slowly over time, rather than flowing quickly into the sewer system.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:16 pm  

People in Kingston may be able to find it easier to petition the council.

The Lib Dem-run council instituted a rule that 2,500 signatures were needed to submit one, up from 100 before.

The Conservative opposition say this is a “democratic disgrace”, and they will trigger a “call-in” if a petition is submitted to them with 100 signatures.

However, they say they have the right to decline a call-in, and the council has the power to reject the member call-in as well.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:08 pm  

A large caravan has been dumped on the road in Shepperton

The council has coned off the area around it on Sheep Walk, and are in the process of arranging its removal.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:15 am  

Police are searching for a woman who called them about a person with a knife, just after a man was found fatally stabbed in Battersea

40-year-old Tesfa Campbell from Croydon was attacked on the 3rd of July.

The woman got off a bus and called police from a phone box on Abercrombie Road.

They have her name, but no further contact details.

They’re keeping her name secret to protect her identity.

If you have information, contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:24 am  

Routine ward rounds in hospitals “don’t deliver quality of care to patients.”

That’s according to a new study by Kingston University and St George’s in Tooting.

Researchers say the widespread practice known as intentional rounding may not be the best way for nurses to deliver care after all.

They found that the practice makes only a minor contribution, if any at all, to the way nurses engage with patients.

Intentional rounding is a set of regular checks with individual patients at set intervals.

They were introduced to hospitals in England in 2013 as part of the government’s response to care failures in the NHS.

But evidence from the study suggested intentional rounding places emphasis on transactional ‘tick box’ care.

Some patients were found to value the more relational elements of their interactions with nurses, but only via activities and not rounding.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:53 am  

Spelthorne Council has bought a car-park and Grade II listed building in Staines

The authority says Oast House in Kingston Road will form a major part of the town’s regeneration.

It’s thought the site, near to the railway station, will be re-developed for housing.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:02 am  

Construction work is well under way at AFC Wimbledon’s new stadium at Plough Lane

The League One club remain on course to move into the 9,000 seater arena in time for the start of next season.

Former chief executive officer Erik Samuelsson retired in April after successfully steering the Dons to four promotions since their formation in 2002.

He spoke to us about some exciting plans he has to help preserve the phoenix club’s remarkable story.

The Dons take on Lincoln tomorrow afternoon at Kingsmeadow in a league match.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:57 am  

British Airways parent company International Airlines Group says last month’s pilot walk-out has resulted in a 9% reduction in profits

IAG said the strike and other threatened industrial action at Heathrow Airport cost the carrier 134-million pounds.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:06 am  

Thursday, 31 October 2019

A teenager has been sentenced at Wimbledon Youth Court following a series of sexual assaults

An appeal was initially launched after four separate women reported that they had been sexually assaulted and robbed by a man.

The incidents happened while they walked their dogs through South Norwood Country Park between May and July.

The 17-year-old, who cannot be named, was arrested after CCTV footage analysis led to his identification.

He’s been sentenced to a 12 month Youth Rehabilitation order.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:59 pm  

A 36-year-old man who was wanted by police has handed himself in

Tomasz Mazurkiewicz, who had links to Englefield Green, was wanted in relation to an ongoing criminal investigation.

He appeared in court yesterday after handing himself in at Staines police station on Tuesday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

UPDATE: A man in his 30s has been involved in an acid attack in Hounslow

The incident, which is being treated as a robbery, happened at around 4.30 on Tuesday afternoon.

The victim, who was also slashed with a knife, required hospital treatment but his condition is not life-threatening.

No arrests have been made.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Emergency services have rescued a man from a fire which damaged part of a block of flats in Battersea

Around 60 firefighters and eight engines were called to the 15-storey building this evening.

A man was treated at the scene by ambulance crews.

The cause is under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Croydon Council says questions still need to be answered following the tram derailment that killed 7 people in 2016

It was revealed earlier that the driver of the tram will not face prosecution, nor will the tram operator or TfL.

Croydon Council has since issued a statement.

It reads “Our sympathies remain overwhelmingly with the families of those who lost their lives in this tragedy.

“There are still unanswered questions over what happened that terrible morning.

“We hope the families will get some more answers from the inquests now that these can be arranged.

“A tragedy like this must never happen again, and the focus must be for all relevant organisations to continue to work together to ensure the public is safe.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

A drug dealer from Kingston has been caught in Norwich with a stash of drugs down his trousers

20-year-old Kusal Hetiarachi was also found to be carrying a lock knife.

He’s been jailed for six years.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

No charges are going to be brought against the driver or operator of a tram which crashed in Croydon in 2016.

Seven people were killed and many others were seriously injured when the vehicle derailed near Sandilands.

The man at the controls won't face court for gross negligence manslaughter, and there won't be any proceedings against Tram Operations Limited.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

The bi-annual deer cull begins in Richmond Park on Monday.

There’s no access to cars, cyclists or pedestrians overnight for the six weeks that it’s in operation.

Royals Parks says the cull is necessary to maintain the number of deer and prevent overgrazing which would ultimately result in starvation.

But campaigners calling for an end to the cull are asking for alternative methods to be investigated and used instead.

It's also rutting season, meaning dogs need to be kept on leads at all times.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

The driver of a tram that crashed in Croydon will not be prosecuted.

Seven people died and more than 60 were injured after the tram derailed near Sandilands stop in November 2016.

The driver, who was arrested on suspicion of manslaughter, will not face any action due to insufficient evidence.

No corporate manslaughter charges will be brought against Tram Operations Limited and Transport for London either.

British Transport Police says the victims’ families have been informed.

Detective Superintendent Gary Richardson, who led the BTP investigation, said:

“For the past three years, my team have been working to uncover exactly what happened on the morning of the 9th of November 2016.

“This has involved simulating the circumstances of the derailment, speaking with hundreds of witnesses and collecting thousands of individual pieces of evidence. It has been a complex investigation undertaken by the Force.

“We know that this latest update may not be the news that many, including the family members who lost loved ones, had hoped for. But we are satisfied that every scrap of possible evidence has been scrutinised and, after lengthy consultation with the CPS, it has been concluded that the threshold to bring charges of manslaughter against the tram driver, TfL and Tram Operations Ltd, have not been met.

“Since November 2016, we’ve been working alongside the Office of Rail and Road who continue investigate whether Health and Safety legislation was breached during this incident. We will also work with HM Coroner to begin the process of preparing for the inquests of the seven people who lost their lives.

“Those seven men and women, along with their loved ones, and every person affected by the events on that morning, are very much still at the forefront of our minds.”

Jenny Hopkins, Head of the CPS Special Crime and Counter Terrorism Division, said:

“The Croydon tram crash has had a devastating effect on the local community, especially the families and friends of the seven people who so tragically lost their lives.

“The CPS has carefully reviewed all the available material in this case in accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors and concluded that the evidence does not support a prosecution of the driver for the offence of gross negligence manslaughter. We considered other criminal offences but the evidence did not support a prosecution.

“We fully recognise the impact this decision will have on families who have lost their loved ones and we have offered to meet with them to explain our reasons in full. Our thoughts remain with everybody affected by this tragedy.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

Soldier "attacked" at Hounslow barracks

It’s believed a soldier at Hounslow’s Cavalry Barracks has had acid thrown in his face.

The incident happened at around 4.30 on Tuesday afternoon.

The victim, who was also slashed with a knife, required hospital treatment but his wounds are not thought to be life-threatening.

No arrests have been made.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

Two men have been charged with attempted murder following a stabbing in Hounslow at the weekend

22-year-old Arseld Hysaj and 20-year-old Dardan Dollapaj, both of no fixed address, will appear at magistrates court today.

A 23-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder on Monday, and has been bailed to a date next month.

The 30-year-old male victim remains in a critical condition.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:30 pm  

UPDATED: A man has been taken to hospital with serious injuries after he fell from the bridge over the A3 Tolworth Roundabout.

Emergency services, including the air ambulance, were called to the scene at 11.15 this morning.

There’s no word on his condition, only that he’s been taken to a major trauma centre.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:37 pm  

A man has fallen from a bridge over Tolworth Roundabout

Police were called just before 11 and found him injured on the A3 below.

His condition is currently unknown.

The underpass is closed with long delays.

The air ambulance has left the scene.

Stay tuned for the latest travel news, or follow the travel team on Twitter @Jackie_Travel
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:56 am  

Professor Mary Beard was forced by security staff at Heathrow to strip down to her “scrappy undies” during a search

The Ancient Rome expert says it was “much to the curiosity and embarrassment of other passengers”.

She was told to remove a “tunic” which staff believed to be a jacket.

Heathrow have apologised, and say any passenger is able to be searched in private.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:05 am  

A soldier has been brutally attacked while out running in Hounslow

The Sun reports that the Irish Guardsman was ambushed by three men, who stole his phone.

It’s believed to have been a robbery and not a terror attack.

His condition isn’t believed to be life threatening.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:21 am  

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard says it took a "thunderbolt" of a free-kick from Marcus Rashford to knock his side out of the League Cup last night

The England striker scored twice in Manchester United's 2-1 win at Stamford Bridge in the fourth round.

It put a stop to Chelsea's run of seven straight wins in all competitions.

But Lampard wasn't too down about their performance.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:33 am  

A 56 year old man in a camo vest was tasered in Ashford after he was found with an air rifle

Yesterday evening, officers were called to Sandringham Drive, following concerns for the safety of a man.

Firearms officers were called, but he was detained before they arrived.

He had a number of replicas or BB guns, which have been deactivated by police.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:52 am  

Croydon’s Dementia care team is being praised by the UK’s leading dementia charity.

Croydon’s Dementia care team is being praised by the UK’s leading dementia charity.

The Alzheimer’s Society says work being carried out by the Croydon Dementia Action Alliance’s is “exemplar.”

The CDAA organises special cinema screenings, as well as

awareness and training sessions for NHS staff and voluntary groups.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:23 am  

Croydon’s Youth will be celebrated this weekend with a programme of workshops and performances at Fairfield Halls.

Croydon’s Youth will be celebrated this weekend with a programme of workshops and performances at Fairfield Halls.

MOBO Award-winner Nadia Rose will headlining the Youth Takeover event which will hail the diversity of young people in the borough.

There will be workshops and performances including stage combat, music production and a vocal harmony choir.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:22 am  

Two men working at a hand car wash in Epsom have been racially abused.

Two men working at a hand car wash in Epsom have been racially abused.

The driver of a dark coloured BMW entered into a racially aggravated argument with the staff last Tuesday in Upper High Street.

He also allegedly got out of his vehicle and threatened them with a knife.

The man is believed to be in his 30s with short, black cropped hair and tattoos on his neck and hands.

Any witnesses are being asked to contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:16 am  

A candlelit vigil is to be held at St George’s Hospital for migrants who have died after being denied NHS treatment

A candlelit vigil is to be held at St George’s Hospital for migrants who have died after being denied NHS treatment.

Wandsworth Stand Up to Racism says poor migrants whose immigration status isn’t clear have been denied treatment.

They’re calling the practice of passport checking vicious and racist.

It’s taking place next Monday, the 11th of November at 5pm.

The NHS says treatment is only free of charge to people who are ordinarily resident in the UK or exempt from charges in law.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:39 am  

Wednesday, 30 October 2019

A teenager has been arrested following a stop and search in Kingston

The 17-year-old was detained after being chased by police and found to be in possession of a weapon.

He’s since been charged.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:30 pm  

A Labour MP says the Duchess of Sussex phoned her to say thank you, after she declared "solidarity" with Meghan

Holly Lynch told ITV News the pair also talked about the challenges of being in the public eye and managing childcare.

She was one of 72 female MPs who signed an open letter saying the royal is having to deal with "distasteful and misleading" stories.

Tooting MP Rosena Allin-Khan was also among the politicians who signed the open letter to the Duchess of Sussex.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:30 pm  

A nationalist group is being investigated by counterterror police after its leader was stopped at Heathrow airport

Paul Golding and two other senior members of Britain First have been questioned.

He was arrested after refusing to give passwords for digital devices.

He denies links to terrorism.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:30 pm  

I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! will be back in less than three weeks

A tweet from the show's account says it'll return on the 17th of November.

It will see resident Ant McPartlin, who was replaced by Holly Willoughby last year after a drink-drive incident in Mortlake, re-joining his co-host Declan Donnelly.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:29 pm  

A landlord from Sutton who operated illegally has been fined more than £6,000

Retired GP, Dr Mohammad Abdus Samad, pleaded guilty to a number of charges relating to his property in Colliers Wood.

The semi-detached home, with four upstairs bedrooms and three reception rooms converted to bedrooms, housed up to nine tenants.

An investigation in March revealed there were more than 5 unrelated tenants at the property sharing bathroom and kitchen facilities.

This means the property should have been licensed as HMO, or Housing of Multiple Occupancy.

The house didn’t have fire alarms or protected fire exits, and the shared areas were found to be badly maintained and dirty.

The 75 year old had already been advised by Merton Council last year that he needed to take action.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

People in Richmond are being urged to have their say on proposed changes to the ward boundaries

The Independent Local Government Boundary Commission’s plans would mean changes to most wards in the borough.

Over the next 11 weeks it’s asking residents if they agree or disagree with the proposals, or how they can be improved.

The changes will not have any impact on the General Election.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:07 pm  

Police are hunting a man who has failed to appear at Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court

Zeno Mich-Onyibe was due to appear charged with being concerned in an offer to supply heroin, the supply of cocaine, and robbery.

Officers conducted a warrant at the 26 year old’s house in Stormont Road in Battersea in September.

During the warrant, he made off from police and further enquiries have failed to establish his whereabouts.

He was charged with drug and robbery offences in his absence.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:21 pm  

Heathrow Airport has had the most complaints regarding lost, delayed or damaged luggage

MoneySuperMarket looked at over 2,000 complaints about flights to and from UK airports since 2015.

636 of those were about Heathrow.

The airport’s policy says that you must contact your airline as soon as possible if something happens to your baggage.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:09 pm  

Police are encouraging potential victims of historic sexual abuse to come forward after a former teacher from Wallington was jailed

Brian Johncock has been jailed for 12 years for four counts of historic sexual assault/indecency against a single male victim.

The 79 year old had pleaded not guilty.

The court heard that in the late 1960s to early 1970s Johncock would meet the victim, who was known to him, at his house.

The abuse started after he targeted and subsequently groomed the victim whilst teaching him at school.

The victim reported the abuse to the police in March 2017.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:27 pm  

A former member of staff at a residential care home in Richmond has been jailed for four months.

It’s after he failed to give evidence at the inquest of a mentally-ill woman.

Duncan Lawrence repeatedly refused to answer questions about a new regime he ushered in at Lancaster Lodge.

19-year-old Sophie Bennett died in 2016.

The 60-year-old was sentenced to four months behind bars.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:54 pm  

People in Richmond are being urged to have their say on proposed changes to the ward boundaries

The Independent Local Government Boundary Commission’s plans would mean changes to most wards in the borough.

Over the next 11 weeks it’s asking residents if they agree or disagree with the proposals, or how they can be improved.

The changes will not have any impact on the General Election.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:14 pm  

A drug dealer has been jailed after £40,000 in cash and guns were found in his bedroom

29 year old Jamie Allen from Sanderstead in Croydon was arrested in April after his home was raided by police.

He jumped out of his window and ran over garden fences into a field before he was caught.

He’s been sentenced to 14 and a half years in prison.

Detective Constable Hannah Worsley, said: “The long sentence handed down by the judge clearly demonstrates how seriously the courts take violent drug dealers and the danger they pose to communities.

“Anyone who thinks it is okay to deal drugs and carry guns would be wise to consider this.”

Allen’s home was raided by police at 6.30am on Thursday, the 25th of April, after a warrant was issued by Uxbridge Crown Court. As officers entered the address, he jumped out of a window while attempting to evade capture.

He was eventually caught at 7.45am after a lengthy chase over garden fences and into a field where he was arrested.

An abundance of drugs was found in his bedroom during the search of the address, including cocaine and heroin, along with £40,000 in cash.

A sawn-off shotgun, a revolver, a handgun, a stun gun and ammunition were also found in various bags throughout his bedroom.

Allen, who had injured himself during his jump from the window, was taken to hospital where he remained for five days before being discharged and taken into custody at a Croydon police station.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:30 pm  

A number of people were taken to hospital following a collision on the M25 at Staines earlier.

A van driver failed to see the queuing traffic for the slipoff and slammed into a Nissan Note.

The lanes were re-opened 50 minutes after police arrived.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:18 pm  

A charity Chief Executive will be taking on her 20th New York City Marathon on Sunday, two decades and £133 million of fundraising after completing her first.

Nina Barough CBE first Power Walked the New York Marathon in a bra in 1996 with a group of 13 friends, raising £25,000 for breast cancer research.

Just a few months later, she was diagnosed with breast cancer herself.

Nina’s friends and family supported her by walking the London Marathon in their bras, raising another £25,000.

In 1998, only half of Nina’s friends received places for the London Marathon, but undeterred, Nina created a one-off night-time Power Walking marathon called The MoonWalk London, the first ever mass fundraising event for walkers.

Walk the Walk, the breast cancer charity which Nina then founded and still leads has since raised an incredible £133 million.

But it was in New York that Walk the Walk took its first steps and the charity has taken a team of supporters to the Big Apple every year since 1996.

In 2012, when the Marathon was cancelled in the wake of devastating damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, Nina led Walk the Walk’s team, as they distributed aid on Staten Island, where the marathon had been due to start.

She has only missed three further marathons since 1996; two through injury and one just after she’d given birth.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:01 pm  

Chelsea head into tonight's League Cup match on the back of seven successive wins in all competitions

They host Manchester United at Stamford Bridge in the last 16.

Manager Frank Lampard is urging his players not to get complacent.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

A survivor of the Grenfell Tower fire has welcomed the first report into the disaster, saying it is "strong and fair"

The findings praised the bravery of firefighters - but questioned the London Fire Brigade, particularly over its "stay put" strategy.

72 people lost their lives after the blaze in west London in 2017.

Natasha Elcock, who's the chair of Grenfell United, says the fire service does have questions to answer.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:51 am  

A man who shot a shop assistant and threatened others with a firearm in Ealing has been convicted at Isleworth Crown Court

23-year-old Ilyas Mohamed was convicted on Monday of possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life and causing grievous bodily harm.

He had pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to possession of a prohibited firearm, GBH and two counts of affray.

He will be sentenced at the same court on Friday, 20 December.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:40 am  

A man from Ewell is off to Malaysia on Sunday to take part in a 1,000 mile bike ride for Parkinson’s UK

John St John-Mosse has been living with the disease for over twelve years and has so far raised over £120,000 for charity.

The 62 year old says it hasn’t beaten him yet.

You can find his fundraiser here.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:19 am  

There are calls for 'radical' and 'lasting change' at a prison for young offenders in Feltham.

Inspectors found what they're calling an 'appalling' drop in standards at the west London jail.

They've raised concerns about soaring levels of violence and self-harm, high use of staff force and long periods of lock-up in cells.

The Youth Custody Service insists 'progress is being made'.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am  

A number of parcel boxes have been installed in areas including Sutton and Croydon to help cut queues at the post office.

Two dozen are now in use in London, with over 1,000 across the country.

This means parcels can be posted at any time of the day or night.

The post office says the introduction of parcel boxes marks the first major change of use for the post box since they launched in 1883.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 am  

Lib Dem MP Heidi Allen is stepping down at the next election.

She says she's 'exhausted' by the threats, aggression and intimidation she's getting.

The 44 year old also says she's had to install panic alarms at home, and often gets shouted at in the street and sworn at online.

Former Lib Dem leader and Twickenham MP Vince Cable says he doesn’t personally think politics has become a nasty place.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:03 am  

Tooting’s MP is one of several female politicians who have written to the Duchess of Sussex to criticise the media's treatment of her.

Rosena Allin-Khan and 71 other MPs from a number of parties say they want to ensure journalists accept Meghan’s right to privacy and show her respect.

They want to ensure all stories "reflect the truth".
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 am  

Two men who attempted to smuggle class A drugs via a shipping service at Harrods have been jailed.

In March Glen Appleby and Marc Warner visited the book department of the luxury store.

The pair then requested for two books to be shipped to Australia.

However staff became suspicious when they noticed that the items were in a poor condition.

Upon inspection they found that they contained eight packages of class A drugs.

The pair were both sentenced at Isleworth Crown Court to five years in prison.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:24 am  

Tuesday, 29 October 2019

A warrant has been carried out at an address in Walton following the murder of Robyn Mercer in 2016

The body of the 50-year-old was discovered outside her home in West Molesey.

So far six arrests have been made in relation to Robyn’s murder, all of whom remain under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:59 pm  

Ten MPs who were expelled from the Conservative Party last month have been let back in

They were booted out for going against the government in a vote about Brexit in the House of Commons.

They met the Prime Minister earlier.

One of the group, Wimbledon MP Stephen Hammond, isn't offering an apology for what he did.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

A number of cars have been vandalised in Chertsey

They were targeted in the Abbey Road area on Sunday evening.

While Police have received some reports, they believe they haven’t received all of them.

They’re asking anyone who had their car damaged over the weekend to call them on 101 and give them the full details.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

There was a police pursuit through Hersham this afternoon

Officers began tracking a black Mercedes after it failed to stop when requested at around 3.30 in Molesey Road.

Police then pursued the vehicle through Molesey.

It collided with two other cars, the passengers of which received minor injuries.

Anyone with information or dashcam footage is asked to contact Surrey Police by calling 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

A 20-year-old student from Kingston’s death was a “mystery”, according to a coroner

Lindsey Bone died in April, while studying criminology at the University of Sussex.

However, the inquest heard that she was obsessed with her weight, and took regular apple cider vinegar pills.

The vinegar pills are advertised as an appetite suppressant, and a diary containing rules for eating was found in her room.

Her mother is warning young women about the dangers of extreme dieting.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:30 pm  

All 15 of Surrey’s community recycling centres are to remain open

The announcement is due to be confirmed at a council meeting tonight.

There will also be no charges for wood waste.

Existing charges for rubble, soil, plasterboard and tyres will continue.

An £8.50 annual charge for can and trailer permits will also launch in January.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:10 pm  

10 of the 21 Conservative MPs who were kicked out of the party are being allowed back in

They were expelled because they voted against the government over Brexit in the House of Commons last month.

They include Alistair Burt, Richard Harrington and Wimbledon MP Stephen Hammond.

Some of them have already said they'll stand down at the next election.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:30 pm  

MPs are preparing to vote, again, on whether we should have a general election in the run-up to Christmas

This time it's looking a lot more likely, with Labour ready to back it.

Lib Dem MP for Kingston and Surbiton, Sir Ed Davey, says he feels this could be their big chance.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:12 pm  

There was more cup cheer at Colston Avenue last weekend as Carshalton Athletic racked up another knockout victory.

(Photo credit: Ian Gerrard).

Having already won five FA Cup matches so far this season, with the sixth to come later this month, the Robins comfortably saw off league rivals Merstham in the first qualifying round of the FA Trophy last Saturday.

The match was played in appalling conditions but goals from Christie Pattisson, Ernold Haxhiu and Omar Koroma earned Carshalton a 3-1 win.

And the club's reward is a second qualifying round tie at home against current Southern League South leaders Frome Town.

It was an intriguing cup tie at Colston Avenue last Saturday - Merstham had lost their last six games but hadn't lost to their hosts in five previous clashes.

But Carshalton struck first however as, in the pouring rain, Pattisson's 20 yard drive zipped in past visiting keeper Mattie Pierson on 18 minutes.

Merstham relied on Pierson thwarting Ricky Korboa, Tommy Bradford and Luke Read before half-time as the goalkeeper kept the scoreline respectable.

But the Robins ended their poor form against the Moatsiders as Koroma teed up Haxhiu for a cheeky finish on 74 minutes before smashing home a 25 yard blockbuster himself.

Merstham pulled a goal back at the death through former Fulham and Millwall striker Barry Hayles, but this seventh defeat in eight matches increases the pressure on manager Frank Wilson.

The big games are coming thick and fast for Carshalton however as next up they face current Isthmian Premier league leaders Folkestone Invicta this weekend.

The Robins did the league double over Folkestone last season but the Seasiders boast two potent strikers this season - Ira Jackson and ex-Carshalton man Jerson dos Santos have 19 goals between them.

Carshalton Athletic vs Folkestone Invicta is at Colston Avenue on Saturday, KO 3pm.

Report by James Barrett-Sterling.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn says he 'can't wait' to get out campaigning after confirming his party is backing a general election.

MPs will vote on the matter later.

The Lib Dems are also backing the move.

Former leader and MP for Twickenham Sir Vince Cable says it’s not their preferred option, but they’ll go with it.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:46 pm  

Chelsea head coach Frank Lampard wants Premier League referees to start using pitch side V-A-R monitors.

His side had a penalty overturned against Burnley after the official reviewing the footage told his colleague to change his decision.

Lampard wants the on-pitch referees to make up their own minds.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:58 pm  

A London based design company has reached a charity milestone

Fourfront Group has raised half a million pounds for Hampton and Guildford based Shooting Star Children’s Hospices.

Staff started fundraising in 2008 by taking on group and individual challenges.

The charity’s chief executive Nigel Harding explains why the money is needed now more than ever.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

A 40-tonne fatberg, which is the size of a double-decker bus, has been cleared from a sewer in East London.

It's made up of fat, grease and other materials and was discovered earlier this year in Greenwich.

It took Thames Water engineers three weeks to deal with.

What’s believed to be the first ever UK fatberg was discovered in a sewer in Kingston in 2013.

But it weighed considerably less, coming in at 15 tonnes.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:32 pm  

Hounslow Council is urging members of the public to come forward with any information they may have on a stabbing at the weekend.

Councillors say they were “saddened” to hear news of the incident at 5am on Sunday.

The victim, a 30 year old man, was found with multiple stab wounds and remains in a critical condition in hospital.

The council is urging people to visit the Go Knife Free website.

For more information, click here
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

There’s been a rise in attacks on staff at Epsom and St Helier hospitals

72 members of staff have been physically assaulted over the last year.

That’s compared to 59 the year before.

Doctors and nurses are issuing a direct plea to patients “if you use us, don’t abuse us.”

They say they understand people are often in pain, stressed out and anxious, but that’s not an excuse to attack a member of staff.

The trust has a zero-tolerance policy against any kind of abuse.

It was pleased to report that the number of verbal assaults has decreased to 112 over the last year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:11 pm  

People in Richmond are being urged to consider becoming trustees of a charity.

National Trustees’ Week starts on Monday the 11th of November.

Trustees sit on the board of a charity or a community group and ensure it has a clear strategy, goals and vision.

Richmond Council says the role is an opportunity to give something back.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:54 pm  

A woman has been arrested on suspicion of shoplifting and assaulting a police officer in New Malden

Officers were called to the High Street at 10.30 this morning.

Eyewitnesses claim members of the public detained the woman in question while they awaited the arrival of Police.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:30 pm  

A veteran from Richmond who played a crucial role in the D-Day landings has been awarded the highest French Military and Civilian medal.

93-year-old Geoffrey Pidgeon is the 6,000th person to have been awarded the Legion d’Honneur.

He was the youngest member of the Secret Intelligence Service, and set up wireless communications for the Normandy landings.

After the war, he left the service to join the family bathroom business in Kingston, and wrote a book about his unit’s activities.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:37 pm  

Thorpe Industrial Estate is still being used as a “race circuit”

Runnymede Police say they’re still receiving lots of complaints about anti-social use of vehicles there.

One motorcyclist was arrested last night for driving while disqualified.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:38 am  

Over 1,500 plastic bottles were recovered from the banks of the Thames last week

The Big Bottle Count saw more than 100 volunteers comb 17 sites from Hammersmith to Grays in Essex.

The count is organised by charity Thames21 which has collected more than 100,000 plastic bottles since 2016.

It’s calling for a bottle deposit scheme to help us cut our plastic waste.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:09 am  

Horse trainer Mark Johnston broke the record for most British Flat racing winners in a year last night

Bavardages came home in front at Kempton Park, a 236th victory of 2019 for Johnston.

He saddled an incredible 50 winners in July alone this year.

The previous record of 235 been shared between Richard Hannon senior, who set his best tally in 2013, and Richard Fahey, who equalled the mark in 2015.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:34 am  

In the National League tonight, Sutton will look to put a stop to their alarming drop in form when they entertain FC Halifax at Gander Green Lane

The Yellows have picked up only one point from their last five games and have dropped into the relegation zone.

Fifth placed Woking take on Notts County at the Kingfield Stadium.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:03 am  

The London Fire Brigade's been accused of "systematic" failures in response to the Grenfell Tower disaster

The official report into the tragedy in North Kensington has criticised the service's "stay put" strategy, when residents were told to remain in the block for nearly two hours after the start of the fire.

Sir Martin Moore-Bick, who chaired the investigation, suggests if it had been revoked earlier it would likely have saved lives.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:02 am  

“If you use us, don’t abuse us.” That’s the plea from staff at Epsom and St Helier hospitals

Seventy-two members have been physically assaulted over the last year, compared to 59 the year before.

The trust says it has a zero-tolerance policy against any kind of abuse.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:40 am  

Tolworth football club Corinthian Casuals go in search of their first win in the Isthmian League tonight when they travel to Bishop’s Stortford

The Casuals have lost their last three and are rooted to the bottom of the table with three points.

Bu captain Gabriel Odunaike says it’s too early to start pushing the panic button.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:16 am  

Monday, 28 October 2019

Robbie Williams has joined the line-up for this year's Royal Variety Performance

ITV says the former Take That star will duet with Sir Rod Stewart and Jamie Cullum during next month's show.

Other acts on the bill include Lewis Capaldi, Mabel, and Chelsea Pensioner Colin Thackery who won this year's Britain's Got Talent.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

A part of Kingston is going to trial a “twinning” project with Kingston Upon Hull in the north of the country

Twinning towns means residents and authorities in those areas can share ideas and opportunities.

Surbiton Boxing Club is hoping to form a long-term allegiance with East Hull Boxing Academy.

The boxers will take part in an introductory training session tomorrow.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Parents in Richmond are being urged to make sure they accompany their children when they go trick or treating

Halloween is back on Thursday.

Richmond Council has issued a number of safety precautions it would like parents to take.

These include staying in well lit areas, staying on the doorstep and not entering houses and acting in an appropriate way towards others.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

A 30-year-old man is in a critical condition after being stabbed in Coulsdon yesterday afternoon

Emergency services were called to Stoats Nest Road just after 1:30 to reports of a stabbing.

Detectives have launched an investigation following the attack and believe the stabbing took place at a property in Hartley Old Road.

His condition has been assessed as critical but stable.

A 20-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of inflicting GBH.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:13 pm  

Four members of an organised crime gang operating across South West London have been handed jail terms.

The group, which included one man from Mitcham and one from Wallington, were involved in money laundering.

They were also involved in the supply of Class A and production and supply of Class B drugs.

They’ve been sentenced to between 2 and 5 years behind bars.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Work begins on Tolworth's Greenway again

Work has begun on Tolworth's Greenway.

One lane is closed heading from the A3 into Surbiton for an estimated 5 days this week.

There will also be a phased closure of up to 60 parking bays during that time.

Kingston Council says the works are to repair a portion of footpath and cycle lane on the Greenway.

Some residents have reported that parts of the Greenway, which runs down the middle of the Broadway, have started to sink following recent flooding, but the council hasn't confirmed this.

The £3 million Greenway opened in 2013.

Since then, it has seen a number of trees dug up and replaced after they died, and pedestrian crossings re-instated.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:56 pm  

Investigations are continuing following a house fire in Tooting.

Part of the property in Glenburnie Road was damaged in the blaze on Saturday evening.

A man and woman left the house before firefighters arrived and were taken to hospital.

Their conditions are believed to be non-life threatening.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:38 pm  

Hounslow has officially launched its bid to become the London Borough of Culture 2021.

The winner will receive £1.3 million from the Mayor of London to spend on anything from music to museums.

But Hounslow’s facing stiff competition from Lewisham and Greenwich who are also vying for the title.

Mayor of Hounslow, Cllr Tony Louki, boarded a bus to City Hall this morning to deliver its bid alongside a dance troupe, schoolchildren and other supporters.

Radio Jackie's John Beesley went with them.

To find out more about the initiative, click here
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

A sponsored walk organised between fans of Crystal Palace and Arsenal in the name of metal health awareness is being organised.

Earlier this year, Crystal Palace fan Paul Price organised a joint fan walk with Fulham fans from Craven Cottage to Selhurst Park.

Following its success, Paul is now organising another walk, this time to the Emirates ahead of Palace’s game v Arsenal on Sunday the 21st of April.

The fans will cover a distance of around 12 miles which will take about four and a half, to five hours.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:59 pm  

Brentford striker Nikos Karelis will be out for a "significant" time after suffering a serious knee injury.

The 27 year old Greece international went off in the Bees' win over Millwall; his first start for the club, and will have surgery next month.

Karelis joined Brentford on a one-year deal in August after leaving Belgian side Genk earlier in the summer.

Brentford face London rivals QPR at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium today.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Richmond secured a vital four points by defeating Rotherham Titans 23-6 at Clifton Lane on Saturday.

Following last week's loss, Richmond bounced back to record their seventh win of the National League 1 season.

They were always in full control up front and their defensive line seldom allowed their opponents any breathing space.

Richmond retain top position in National League 1, with Rosslyn Park and Blackheath in second and third.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

Troupes of dancers, schoolchildren and council workers are on their way to City Hall to deliver Hounslow’s bid to become London Borough of Culture 2021.

Travelling aboard a brightly-coloured Routemaster bus, they’ll visit some of the borough's cultural landmarks on the way.

These include The Waterman's Arts Centre and Chiswick House.

The award comes with a grant of £1.3 million, but Hounslow’s facing stiff competition from Lewisham and Greenwich.

Mayor of Hounslow, Cllr Tony Louki, says he believes public support will carry them to victory.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

Christian Pulisic says he knew he had the belief of Frank Lampard before his hat-trick in Chelsea's 4-2 win at Burnley on Saturday.

The £58 million signing opened his account with a perfect hat-trick as Chelsea recorded a seventh straight win in all competitions.

Pulisic managed to deliver on his first Premier League start since August as fans began to question his role in Chelsea's first-team.

He said he has to keep working hard in training to earn his spot. Hopefully this is just the start.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:30 am  

The Richmond Christmas Day Dinner team are looking for volunteers who have time to get involved in the preparation for the event.

Each year the award-winning group provide a Christmas Day lunch for young people aged 18 to 25, who are leaving foster care.

It’s designed for people who may never have had a special Christmas day before. Without this event many would spend the day alone.

In June, The Richmond Christmas Day Dinner won the prestigious Community Heroes Award.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

An operation launched by Norbiton police to tackle violent crime has seen 41 arrests so far.

Working with dog units and officers from across South West, they’ve used stop and search to take several weapons off the streets.

So far it has resulted in 228 stop and searches and 41 arrests, along with a number of out of court disposals.

An arrest for possession of a bladed article was given a £122 fine, and the latest arrest for possession of a knife was given 18 weeks in prison.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:02 am  

The Prime Minister's proposal for a general election in December could become a reality later.

The EU's reportedly considering offering the UK a Brexit delay of up to 3 months which might help convince opposition parties to back a national poll.

Chuka Umunna and his party, the Liberal Democrats, are supporting a Commons vote later and want an election if a no-deal scenario is blocked.

The Streatham MP thinks Jeremy Corbyn needs to decide what he wants.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:01 am  

A man has been arrested after driving through barriers outside the Emirates Stadium in north London

The incident happened at about 3pm as fans made their way to the ground for the Arsenal – Crystal Palace Premier League game.

Security forces evacuated the area after reports of a blue Nissan driving erratically before crashing through security bollards.

It was investigated with a sniffer dog.

The 23-year-old drove through the closures to collect tickets from the stadium box office.

There were no injuries and police emphasised the incident wasn’t terrorist related.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:47 am  

Chelsea Women sit on top of the Super League this morning following yesterday’s 3-1 win at West Ham Women

Champions Arsenal Women beat Manchester City 1-0.

There were also wins for Tottenham, Manchester United and Birmingham.

In the Championship Crystal Palace Women won 3-2 at London Bees.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:33 am  

Detectives investigating the fatal stabbing of a man in Battersea have charged a woman with perverting the course of justice

The 26-year-old from Teddington will appear in court on November 26th.

Forty-year-old Tesfa Campbell, from Croydon, was found with stab injuries in Latchmere Road on July 3rd.

He later died from his injuries in hospital.

A 37-year-old man from Streatham has already been charged with murder and will appear in court for trial in January.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:05 am  

Sunday, 27 October 2019

Middlesbrough sank into the bottom three in the Championship after being held to a goalless draw at home by 10-man Fulham

There were chances for both sides in the opening stages, with Ashley Fletcher firing over the bar but Fulham was unable to take advantage

Fulham looked the better side after the break and Bryan set up an inviting chance for Mitrovic, but he misdirected his header.

Fulham’s Head Coach said numbers can't measure what the team showed yesterday - a real passion to win even going down to 10 men.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:13 pm  

People in Kew wanting to dispose of so-called DIY waste will be charged from December

Richmond Council has decided to introduce a £200 fee per tonne at the Townmead Road recycling centre.

DIY waste is considered anything that was once fixed to a property or outside space, including rubble, concrete, bricks and tiles.

Currently, residents are able to dispose of up to six 80 litre refuse sacks of DIY waste every month without charge.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:14 pm  

There's criticism of a Lib Dem-SNP plan for a pre-Christmas election, that's not on Boris Johnson's terms

The Culture Secretary's called it a stunt, as has Labour's shadow Health Secretary.

The proposal backs a poll on December the 9th if the EU grants a 3 month Brexit extension and the risk of a no deal exit is removed.

Lib Dem MP for Streatham Chuka Umunna claims it'd help break the Brexit deadlock.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:58 pm  

Artwork by a young boy from Twickenham has been chosen to mark the re-affirmation of Richmond’s twinning

11-year-old Selim Bener from Orleans Park School designed a poster inspired by Richmond Bridge.

Richmond is twinned with Fontainebleau in France and Konstanz in Germany.

A showcase of special events is planned next year to celebrate Richmond’s links with its European neighbours.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:55 pm  

A section 60 Order is in place following a stabbing in Hounslow this morning.

The police arrived at the High Street after being called at 4:50 this morning to find a 30-year-old man in a “life-threatening” condition.

The Order covers Hounslow High Street area, including Lampton Park and Inwood Park.

Section 60 allows police officers to stop and search a person without suspicion.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Detectives are appealing for information following the robbery of a jewellers in Hammersmith and Fulham.

Police were called to Uxbridge Road at 17:20 on Friday evening after a car was driven into the shop front of a jewellery store.

One man has been charged with robbery, dangerous driving, possession of offensive weapon, criminal damage and receiving stolen goods.

Efforts are ongoing to locate the other suspects who fled the scene prior to police arrival.

Anyone with any information is asked to call 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Residents across Croydon are being invited to digital workshops to learn skills needed to be employable in a digital economy.

The council is working with Croydon-based IT support company RedDoor to deliver workshops to help residents of all ages get online.

They will learn a host of skills, including how to send an email, shop and bank online, and use social media to stay in touch with family and friends.

The workshops start on Wednesday at Sanderstead Library at 1.30pm and runs for two hours.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

New cycle stands and bike hangars are to be installed around Richmond.

Transport for London has handed the council £50,000 to carry out the work.

The funding is part of the London-wide programme of activity to encourage more people to cycle.

The hangars are expected to be ready to use by Spring.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

A 30-year-old man is in a “life-threatening” condition after being stabbed in Hounslow.

The police were called to the High Street at around 4.50 this morning.

The victim, who was suffering from multiple stab injuries, was taken to a West London hospital.

Currently no arrests have been made.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:17 pm  

Crystal Palace can leapfrog Arsenal and move up to fifth with a win in the Premier League later.

The Eagles take on the North London side at the Emirates Stadium this afternoon.

Roy Hodgson will hand late fitness tests to injured pair Vicente Guaita and Martin Kelly.

The keeper and defender missed last week’s loss to Manchester City but are in contention to play today.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

The Lib Dems and SNP have teamed up and announced they back Boris Johnson’s calls for a December election.

The two parties have also asked the EU to grant the UK a three-month Brexit extension, to prevent leaving the European Union without a deal.

Labour’s Ruth Cadbury says that her party would only support the country going to the polls before Christmas if a no-deal exit is ruled out.

The MP for Brentford and Isleworth also said they would push for 16- and 17-year olds to get the vote.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

People in Kew wanting to dispose of so-called DIY waste will be charged from December.

Richmond Council has decided to introduce a £200 fee per tonne at the Townmead Road recycling centre.

DIY waste is considered anything that was once fixed to a property or outside space, including rubble, concrete, bricks and tiles.

Currently, residents are able to dispose of up to six 80 litre refuse sacks of DIY waste every month without charge.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:40 am  

Northampton are top of rugby union's Premiership this morning after they scored five second-half tries to beat Worcester 35-16 at Franklin's Gardens

Meanwhile, Harlequins beat Bristol 22-17 for their first win of the campaign, in a game dominated by kicking at The Stoop in Twickenham.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:57 am  

Nature lovers are asking people living near Epsom Downs to stop digging up wild mushrooms

Jackie News reported last week how a number of dogs had become ill, with another dying, possibly as a result of eating them.

This is believed to have led to a surge in residents going out and removing them.

Mushrooms are considered a good natural asset because they kill off sickness in other plants and they are good cleansers.

Epsom Council is advising dog owners to consider using basket muzzles when walking their pets.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:51 am  

Tooting MP Dr Rosena Allin-Khan has chided Amazon for selling a T-shirt that jokes about eating disorders

The T-shirt carries the line “I have an eating disorder, I’m about to eat dis order of fries, dis order of nachos and dis order of wings.”

The Labour MP wrote “I cannot believe how irresponsible this is.”

The T-shirt has since been listed as unavailable on the company’s website.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:15 am  

Kingstonian’s good run in cup competitions continued yesterday with a 4-2 win over local rivals Corinthian Casuals

Both met in an FA Trophy first qualifying round game at the King George’s Field in Tolworth.

K’s manager Hayden Bird was full of praise for the opposition.

Kingstonian qualified for the FA Cup last weekend and are away to Macclesfield Town on Saturday November 9 in the first round.
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