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Saturday, 23 November 2019

Junior Roadwatch returns to Hounslow on Monday.

The scheme sees pupils taking drivers near their school gates to task.

Small groups of youngsters work with council staff and police to offer advice and education to speeding motorists.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:59 pm  

Chelsea's run of six Premier League wins in a row has come to an end.

They let a 1-nil lead slip in a 2-1 defeat away to champions Manchester City.

Frank Lampard's side are now below City in fourth place.

But the Chelsea boss tells Sky Sports News, he saw enough to suggest they can challenge for honours in the future.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Kew Gardens is getting its sparkle on again this evening
Kew Gardens is getting its sparkle on again this evening

This year’s Christmas trail includes over a million lights, as well as a waterfall of lights cascading from 18 metres high.

The newly renovated Temperate House will also be the centre of a kaleidoscope spectacle.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:19 pm  

A consolation goal from Robert Fermino in the second half was too late to prevent a 2-1 defeat for Crystal Palace against premiership leaders Liverpool at Selhurst Park this afternoon

A consolation goal from Robert Fermino in the second half was too late to prevent a 2-1 defeat for Crystal Palace against premiership leaders Liverpool at Selhurst Park this afternoon.

At Brentford Ollie Watkins took his personal tally of goals for the season to 10 when he booted in the winner for the home side against reading in the Champions League.

In league one AFC Wimbledon beat Gillingham 1-0. But in the National League Sutton United lost 2-0 to Bromley.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:17 pm  

An investigation is underway into a fire in Hounslow
An investigation is underway into a fire in Hounslow yesterday, at a house which had been turned into flats.

The ground-floor flat was destroyed and the upstairs flat damaged at the two storey building in Cromwell Road.

A man and a woman both escaped unharmed before the fire brigade arrived.

Four appliances from Heston and Felton attended the scene and it took more than an hour for 25 firefighters to bring the flames under control.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:31 pm  

Brentford are set to welcome Said Benrahma back from injury for their Championship game later

Brentford are set to welcome Said Benrahma back from injury for their Championship game later.

Defender Julian Jeanvier and midfielder Christian Norgaard are suspended for the clash against Reading though.
Meanwhile Joel Valencia will miss out too after picking up a shoulder problem.

The game kicks off at Griffin Park at 3 o’clock this afternoon.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:11 pm  

Housing around the southern section of the M25 is still more expensive than its northern counterpart.

Research carried out by Howsy has looked at property markets surrounding each junction of the famous motorway.

The average house price around Junction 14 for Heathrow is £430,000, while at junction 9 for Leatherhead, it’s £521,000.

Whereas, north of the orbital at Junction 26 for Waltham Abbey, the average price is considerably lower at £366,000.

And prices around Junction 21 for the M1 are on average £417,000.

The average rental price is also slightly higher in the south.

The company says those looking to invest in a buy to let are also better opting for Leatherhead, Reigate and Sevenoaks.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson has heaped praise on his club’s medical department.

For the first time in a long while he has a fully fit squad to choose from.

The Eagles take on table-topping Liverpool later and have gone four games without a win in the Premier League.

However, Hodgson says several of his players should be buoyed by a successful international break.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:10 am  

Chelsea look to continue their great form under Frank Lampard in the Premier League's late kick-off.

They go into the game at Manchester City having won their last six top-flight fixtures.

But Lampard says he won't be judging his own side's progress on tonight's result against the champions.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

People across Hammersmith and Fulham are being urged to come together on December the 3rd.

They’re being encouraged to mark international “Day of Disabled People.”

A special event is being held at Hotel Novotel by charity Action on Disability.

A dance piece will also be performed by the Action on Disability youth troupe.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:05 am  

A proposal to build a temporary road bridge while repairs are being carried out on Hammersmith Bridge has been dismissed.

Marine engineering firm Beckett Rankine suggested the option could be created in a short period of time.

However, both Hammersmith and Fulham Council and Transport for London claim it’s not feasible.

They are due to publish their own proposal for a temporary foot and cycle bridge shortly.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:19 am  

Elmbridge Council wants independent people.

Elmbridge Council is looking for two very special people to scrutinise what they’re doing.

They need people who have ‘no axe to political axe to grind’, and can bring an independent perspective to the Audit and Standards Committee.

If you’re interested in this unpaid, but important, position, you’ll need to have NO connection with the Council’s political groups or be related to anyone on the council.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:55 am  

Wandsworth Council hunts for flytippers.

Wandsworth Council is investigating who dumped waste in Balham after professional flytippers were caught on video by a witness.

The footage shows a tipper truck being emptied in front of garages on a housing estate near Bedford Hill.

The Council is hot the tracks of the driver of the vehicle and the Croydon householder whose rubbish was dumped.

If found, they could both face prosecution with the possibility of an unlimited fine and a possible jail sentence of up to 5 years.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:07 am  

A new look Egham is on its way.

Work on redevelopment of Egham’s town centre is set to get underway and hoardings go up around buildings next week.

Over 100 new homes, shops, restaurants and a four screen cinema are planned for the area.

Works are to begin in the new year on the £200 million programme which is known as Egham Gateway West.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:15 am  

Youths take over jobs in Croydon.

Young people in Croydon stepped into the shoes of local leaders this week in a Takeover Challenge.

56 participants aged between 11 and 18 took over jobs helping to run the council, police, Fairfield Halls and other organisations.

Councillor Alisa Flemming says this opportunity gives them a ‘chance to come in and shape decision making’ and it also helps their confidence and CVs.

With 93,000 under 18s, Croydon has more young people than any other borough.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:13 am  

Two men have been jailed for aggravated burglaries in Hounslow.

28-year-old John Flynn was sentenced to ten and a half years in jail and his 18-year-old cousin, Daniel Flynn, six years.

They threatened a man and wife, both aged 80, with an imitation firearm, pushing them to the floor before making off with cash and jewellery.

Both men had pleaded guilty at Isleworth Crown Court to two counts of aggravated burglary.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:40 am  

Two men who filmed themselves raping a woman in a nightclub have been jailed for seven and a half years each at Isleworth Crown Court.

Italians Ferdinando Orlando and Lorenzo Costanzo carried out the attack at the Toy Room club in Soho in 2017.

CCTV showed the men high-fiving and hugging each other afterwards.

Detective sergeant Rebecca Woodsford says the victim needed surgery and has been left traumatised.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 am  

Friday, 22 November 2019

Fulham have climbed into the Championship play-off places tonight.

They're now fourth, after coming back from a goal down to beat London rivals QPR 2-1 at Craven Cottage.

Aboubakar Kamara scored twice as he replaced the suspended Aleksandar Motrovic.

QPR had not won any of their previous four matches whilst Fulham had seen off Birmingham just before the international break to reach the cusp of the top six.

Rangers stay 10th - four points adrift of the top six.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:10 pm  

A former police officer has been convicted of gross misconduct after he was arrested in August on suspicion of drink driving.

23-year-old Rory Toner pleaded guilty at Wimbledon Magistrates Court to being over the legal alcohol limit whilst he was off duty.

He was formerly attached to the Central West Command unit of the Metropolitan Police.

He was placed on restricted duties during the proceedings, he then resigned before an inevitable dismissal.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:18 pm  

Police are searching a commercial premises in Hounslow in connection with the disappearance of a 27 year old man.

Mohammed Shah Subhani failed to return home to Hounslow one afternoon in May.

His car was later found with ballistic damage and police are treating his death as murder.

There’s no further details on the area that’s being searched.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:14 pm  

An Italian pair who filmed themselves raping a woman in a nightclub have been jailed for seven-and-a-half years each.

25-year-old Fernandino Orlando was arrested at Heathrow airport when he returned to the country to watch an Arsenal game.

He had carried out the assault along with 26-year-old Lorenzo Costanzo at the club in Argyll Street in February 2017.

Costanzo then contacted police after Orlando’s arrest and arranged to return to the UK.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:12 pm  

A man from West Molesey has been jailed for 11 years for causing a three car crash which killed a man in Dorset.

29 year old Adrian Wojciechowski’s BMW was in collision with two other vehicles on the A35 in July last year.

Police said he’d been driving at more than 100 mph and a blood test found evidence of cannabis.

49 year old David Grant-Jones died in the collision.

Wojciechowski failed to attend the trial in Bournemouth and was sentenced in his absence.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

The English Football League will appeal against the sanction handed to Bolton for failing to fulfil their fixtures.

An independent commission gave them a suspended 5-point deduction for not playing matches against Brentford last season, and Doncaster this term.

The EFL says the sanction is too lenient given the impact on the integrity of the league.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:36 pm  

The leader of Surrey County Council has handed the hospice where his daughter died a cheque for over £3,000.

Tim Oliver’s 21 year old daughter Emily was cared for at the Princess Alice in Esher before she died of a brain tumour in July.

The money donated came from two of the county’s five “Revive” shops, in Shepperton and Leatherhead.

Goods at the shops are reclaimed from recycling centres and re-sold.

Customers are asked to nominate a charity to win 10% of the profits each quarter.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

15% of Surrey Police officers say they never have enough money to cover their essentials.

Officers have been responding to a survey on Pay and Morale within the force.

Surrey Police Federation Chair, Mel Warnes, says the survey has thrown up several concerns.

She added that a potential increase in officers might help morale, but officer welfare must be a ‘daily focus’ for everyone.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

David Walliams has joined a select group of authors who've earned more than 100 million pounds selling children's books.

Over 26 million copies of the comedian's titles, including 'Gangsta Grannny' and 'The Boy in the Dress', have been sold.

David, who spent his own childhood in Banstead, released his latest book yesterday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

A man from Hammersmith is behind bars after stabbing two door staff outside a nightclub in Guildford earlier this year.

23 year old Khalid Youssef was sentenced to nine years and eight months at Guildford Crown Court earlier today after pleading guilty to a number of offences in relation to the stabbing, which took place at the Bar Thirteen nightclub in Bridge Street in August.

Youssef and his two friends, a 23-year-old man and a 23-year-old woman, were in the VIP lounge on the second floor of the bar when they were asked to leave due to their unruly behaviour.

The three of them became involved in an altercation with door staff at the entrance to the bar, resulting in Youssef stabbing two of the door staff with a knife.

One of them was left with a puncture wound to his lower torso, while the other was left with minor injuries.

Youssef, who appeared to be heavily intoxicated, then made off in a silver Volkswagen Golf.

The vehicle was spotted by officers nearby shortly afterwards.

As they approached the car, Youssef pulled away at speed, with members of the public who were in front of the car having to take action to prevent themselves from getting run over.

The Golf collided with another car before mounting the kerb and puncturing a front tyre.

It was located several hours later in Linden Road with Youssef in the front seat.

He was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, dangerous driving and being in charge of a vehicle while unfit through drink or drugs.

A search was carried out and a top matching the description given by witnesses to the assault was found in the car.

Youssef pleaded guilty to multiple offences, including assault causing grievous bodily harm, possession of an offensive weapon, assault causing actual bodily harm, driving a motor vehicle dangerously and failing to provide a specimen.

The man and woman were released without charge in relation to the assault.

Detective Constable Anne Simpson, who investigated the incident, said: “The door staff at Bar Thirteen were simply doing their job by asking Youssef and his friends to leave due to their inappropriate behaviour. They couldn’t have predicted that Youssef was carrying a knife which he then used to carry out this unprovoked attack.

“Following the assault, his attempts at evading capture led to him driving at two police officers and putting other innocent people’s lives at risk.

“The sentence given to him highlights the severity of his offending and demonstrates that violent assaults will not be tolerated in Surrey.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard says he'd never manage Tottenham, but respects Jose Mourinho's decision to do so.

The former Stamford Bridge manager took over at their London rivals this week, replacing Mauricio Pochettino.

Mourinho made a similar pledge not to go to Spurs in the past.

But Lampard says there's one key difference between him and the new Tottenham head coach.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:16 pm  

A planned strike by drivers on the London Underground next week has been suspended.

Members of the RMT union on the Victoria line were due to walk out for 24 hours from Wednesday evening.

More talks will now take place with the operator, over what the union calls a breakdown in industrial relations.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:46 pm  

British Airways is trying to get to the bottom of another IT failure.

The unspecified computer system crash yesterday resulted in some of its fleet being grounded for hours.

Thousands of passengers were hit by cancellations and delays of up to 23 hours on inbound flights to Heathrow.

Passengers stuck on the ground in the US complained of a lack of information

BA has apologised to affected customers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:21 pm  

A money-spinning initiative which keeps re-usable items from landfill, has led to a funding boost for Princess Alice Hospice in Esher.

More than £3,700 raised by selling unwanted items too good to scrap, was handed over to them by the Surrey County Council Leader.

The money came from Shepperton and Leatherhead recycling Revive shops, where goods are reclaimed from recycling centres and sold.

Customers are asked to nominate a charity to win 10% of the profits each quarter.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

We’re being asked to consider a child in hospital this Christmas.

Ashford and St Peter’s in Chertsey are appealing for people to donate a gift to their children’s wards.

The trust has created a toy wish list on Amazon.

It says the games, toys and crafts will all help to make hospital stays much more pleasant, especially longer stays away from family.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

Two men in their twenties, believed to be in the Epsom area, are being hunted by Wandsworth police.

Daniel Andrews is wanted for breaching a community order.

He is described as white, approximately 6ft. 1 inch tall and of a large build. He has short, light brown hair and was last seen with a beard.

22-year-old Luke Andrews is wanted on recall to prison, after failing to comply with the conditions of his licence.

He is described as white, 5 ft. 7 inches tall, of slim build, with short brown hair and blue eyes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

A man has been sentenced to more than ten years in jail after pleading guilty to robbing several opticians including one in Chelsea.

50-year-old Richard Royston Dyer threatened staff members with a bottle containing acid before stealing multiple pairs of glasses.

On two occasions, he sprayed staff members with the liquid, causing minor injuries.

Dyer was arrested after an officer spotted him in Soho in September.

He was tackled to the ground and found to be in possession of a bottle of ammonia.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:22 am  

Parking charges at Surrey County Council’s countryside sites should be removed to help promote health and wellbeing.

That’s according to some residents who are campaigning to halt the charges from April the 1st next year.

They claim they don’t align with the council’s “Community Vision to 2030 and the Health and Wellbeing Strategy.”

Save Surrey Countryside Campaigner Sally Blake is leading the calls.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

Hounslow has its first “fully electric street.”

The Council says it has successfully completed a three-year trial that’s seen over 80 electric car charging points installed.

The points, which are expected to reach over 150 over the next few months, have been integrated into lamppost columns.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 am  

There's a west London derby in the Championship tonight

Fulham can climb into the play-off places with a win over QPR at Craven Cottage.

Rangers are 10th, four points adrift of the top six.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:05 am  

A new care home is to be built in Surbiton

Kingston Council has given the green light for the new £13.4 million dementia home in Brown’s Road.

Work is due to start on the 80-bed specialist facility in January.

The new home will provide care for older people with dementia as well as generate income for the council from residents are able to fund their own care.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:34 am  

Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta says losing 6-nil at Manchester City last season was one of the lowest points of his career

They have the chance to get some revenge tomorrow - as a win at the Etihad would take Frank Lampard's side four points clear of the Premier League champions, who are fourth.

Azpilicueta believes they do have a realistic chance of challenging for the title this season.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:26 am  

British Airways is trying to get to the bottom of another IT failure

The unspecified computer system crash yesterday resulted in some of its fleet being grounded for hours.

Thousands of passengers were hit by cancellations and delays of up to 23 hours on inbound flights to Heathrow.

Passengers stuck on the ground in the US complained of a lack of information.

BA has apologised to affected customers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:09 am  

Thursday, 21 November 2019

UPDATE: 10 suspected members of an organised crime group have been charged

It’s believed they flew over £15 million out of the UK to Dubai in suitcases.

Police believe they laundered the money made through drug trafficking and organised immigration crime.

The group, which includeS three men from Hounslow, have been remanded in custody to appear at Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court tomorrow.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

Surrey Police has attended its first ever Gender Equality Summit

It was hosted by Sussex Police.

The Sussex force was the first force globally to become a champion for the United Nations’ gender equality initiative “HeForShe.”

The UK’s police forces have all made commitments to improve gender imbalances at senior levels.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

A 35-year-old man has died following a collision with a lorry in Morden

He was pronounced dead at the scene in Morden Road at the junction with Jubilee Way in the early hours of this morning.

Police say the lorry driver was not arrested.

Any witnesses or anyone with information is being asked to contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Part of a property has been destroyed in a fire this morning in East Sheen

Half of the first floor of the terraced house was engulfed, but it didn’t spread to the neighbouring properties.

There are no reports of any injuries, and the cause is under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

A failure of the flight planning system at British Airways overnight caused chaos for Heathrow passengers this morning.

It was understood to be mostly affecting long-haul arrivals into Heathrow and Gatwick.

The airline says it’s working hard to resolve the issue.

It's re-booking customers onto alternative flights and offering hotel accommodation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Seven universities including Royal Holloway in Egham and Roehampton will be hit with eight days of strike action from Monday.

It’s after talks with the University and College Union over pensions, pay and working conditions ended without agreement.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:59 pm  

Surrey Police is warning residents to be vigilant following a number of potential fraud reports in recent weeks.

Cold callers from alleged security companies are targeting vulnerable people across the county.

The callers claim the company is working alongside Surrey Police.

The victims are being asked questions about the level of security in their homes, including whether they have CCTV or alarms.

Surrey Police is not working in partnership with any security companies.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Football fans heading to Carshalton Athletic this Saturday are being asked to consider donating to a foodbank at the same time.

The club is asking supporters on both sides, Tooting and Mitcham United being the other, to take some food with them.

Carshalton Athletic will double whatever is collected by the end of the match.

Much needed items include long-life orange juice, tinned rice pudding, tinned spaghetti and dried milk.

Kick off on Saturday is 3pm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

South Western Railway bosses say they’re very disappointed with the news 27 days of strike action will go ahead next month.

Talks between the company and the RMT Union broke down yesterday.

The dispute concerns guards on trains, and who opens carriage doors.

A spokesman for SWR says the strikes are unnecessary as the rail operator has promised to keep guards on all trains.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

A teenage boy has been robbed on board a train travelling between London Bridge and South Croydon.

He was forced to hand over his phone, bike and clothes.

Officers have just released CCTV relating to the incident at 7pm on Sunday the 27th of October.

Officers believe the person in the image may have information that can help their investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:35 pm  

People in Barnes are being warned to expect noise as preliminary works begin on Hammersmith Bridge.

The full restoration project is still in the planning phase.

But the decorative cast iron housings need to be partially dismantled, which will start on Monday.

This phase is being paid for by the initial funding of £25m from TfL.

A generator will be set up on the Barnes side of the bridge and residents are being warned to expect a hum or vibration.

Two phases of grit blasting will take place early next year, but we’re told this is during work hours only.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

Kingston’s about to lose some of its sparkle as Swag prepares to shut its doors after more than 40 years

Jewellers Swag is shutting its doors.

Edward Ferris is the son of founder Bill Ferris.

He tells Jackie's Lucy Mayer why the family has taken the difficult decision to close.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:20 pm  

31 people have been arrested following a co-ordinated drugs bust across London

32 addresses across Haringey, Enfield, and Twickenham have been raided over the past two days.

Items seized include a samurai sword, a CS canister, and £17,000 in cash.

More than 80 officers were involved in the eight month investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:10 am  

An independent jewellers in Kingston is shutting its doors after over 40 years

Jewellers Swag is shutting its doors after over 40 years.

Edward Ferris is the son of the original founder Bill Ferris.

He explains why the family has taken the difficult decision to close.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:34 am  

27 days of strikes on South Western Railway will go ahead next month

The RMT Union says no proposals that could lead to a resolution have been put forward by the operator.

The dispute concerns guards on trains, and who opens the doors.

An SWR spokesperson said:

“We’re very disappointed. Despite promising to keep guards on all our trains and promising that they will have a safety critical role, the talks broke down yesterday.

“We believe these promises deliver on what the RMT has been asking for, so these strikes are unnecessary.

“We remain committed to finding a solution that works for our customers and we remain open to talks if the RMT decides to reconsider its position.

“In the meantime, our focus has to be on planning and delivering a train service for our customers."
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:30 am  

A man has died following a collision in Wimbledon

Police were called just before 5am to Morden Road, after the accident between a lorry and a car.

The lorry driver has not been arrested and officers remain at the scene.

Emergency services are working to inform the next of kin of the man in his 40s.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:58 am  

A borough wide promotion to help domestic abuse victims seek help in Croydon begins on Monday.

It marks the start of 16 days of activism against gender-based violence coinciding with the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.

The council’s FJC team, which works to support victims will be using this period to raise awareness of the crime and the impact it can have.

They will be at Centrale Shopping centre on Monday between 11am and 4pm so people can meet the services and discuss their concerns.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am  

A former security guard at Primark in Kingston has been jailed for 14 years after he sexually assaulted girls he accused of shoplifting.

27-year-old Zia Uddin told four girls he would let them go if they followed his demands in 2017.

The court heard of his strange behaviour at work including requests to delete CCTV and not properly completing paperwork on shoplifting.

Uddin was convicted of rape and four counts of causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 am  

Stormzy says he cried for an hour after his Glastonbury set because he thought he'd "blown it" after losing the sound in his in-ear monitors.

The grime star from Croydon told Q Magazine the technical problems made it the "most difficult thing" he's ever done.

He says it was only after he spoke to festival organiser Emily Eavis that he realised it had gone "all right".
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 am  

Ways in which new targeted therapies for diseases such as cancer, diabetes and dementia can be successfully taken from the lab to the clinic have been explored during an event at Kingston University.

It brought together world-leading researchers from many institutions to share their work and discuss potential collaborations.

It’s particularly important because drug resistance is becoming a real problem, especially across northern Europe, Asia and parts of Africa.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 am  

Enquires are continuing after a fire in Wandsworth last week.

The Brigade was called just before 10:30pm and the fire was under control by 11:30.

Part of the ground floor and first floor were damaged by the blaze.

Firefighters rescued a woman from inside the house, and she was taken to hospital.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:11 am  

Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Jose Mourinho has been at Tottenham's training ground meeting his new squad this afternoon

It follows his appointment as the club's new manager.

The former Chelsea and Manchester United boss has signed a three-and-a-half-year contract to replace the sacked Mauricio Pochettino.

Former Spurs midfielder Scott Parker played under Mourinho at Chelsea and says he'll bring a winning mentality to North London.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:59 pm  

10 people have been arrested on suspicion of flying over £15 million out of the UK to Dubai in a suspected three-year money laundering scheme

It’s believed they’re members of an organised crime group who also tried to smuggle 17 migrants into the country over the summer.

They were detained following a series of raids this morning in Hounslow, Hayes, Uxbridge and Southall.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:30 pm  

Ronnie Wood was performing in Kingston tonight

The Rolling Stone played at All Saints Church.

It was part of his Mad Lad album tour.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

Men in West London have the highest life expectancy in all of Europe, according to new research

Eurostat says a boy born there today would live to just over 82 years.

That’s compared to the EU average of 78.1 years.

Women from the same statistical area, which includes Wandsworth and Chelsea, can expect to live three years longer, at 85.6 years.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

The man who led the investigation into serial killer Levi Bellfield is to get his own TV programme

“The Real Manhunter” will be a 10-part true crime documentary series focussing on the cases of detective Colin Sutton.

It’s launched off the back of the success of ITV’s “Manhunt” starring Martin Clunes.

The drama centred on Colin’s quest to bring Levi Bellfield to justice for the murder of Walton schoolgirl Milly Dowler.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Chelsea will learn the outcome of their appeal against a two-window transfer ban next month

They were found guilty by FIFA of breaking regulations relating to players under the age of 18.

Lawyers from the club presented their case to the Court of Arbitration for sport earlier.

Chelsea had their first appeal thrown out by football's world governing body in April.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

The cause of a fire that broke out in Weybridge last night is currently under investigation

Crews were called to the property in Brooklands Road at approximately 8.30pm and remained on the scene until about midnight.

A firefighter from Esher fire station confirmed that no one was injured in the fire.

Brooklands Road was closed while crews dealt with the incident, but reopened at approximately 3am this morning.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:15 pm  

A charity in Hammersmith has refused to confirm or deny whether it’s dropping Prince Andrew as its patron

Lucy Mayer reports:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:09 pm  

Ways in which new targeted therapies for diseases such as cancer, diabetes and dementia can be successfully taken from the lab to the clinic have been explored during an event at Kingston University

It brought together world-leading researchers from many institutions to share their work and discuss potential collaborations.

It’s particularly important because drug resistance is becoming a real problem, especially across northern Europe, Asia and parts of Africa.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:58 pm  

Young adults who have been in care in Spelthorne are going to be offered tax exemptions until they’re 25

They leave home earlier and have less support than other young people, leading them to have the worst life opportunities in the country.

The Children’s Society says when they move into independent accommodation, they find managing their finances challenging.

Councillor Maureen Attewell says, “we hope this will make the transition a bit smoother.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:07 pm  

A swan managed to break through defences at Heathrow and cause havoc, by wandering onto the runway

Flights were halted at around midday yesterday and caused delays of up to half an hour.

The airport has systems in place to make it unappealing to birds.

That includes little speakers on vehicles playing distress calls to drive them away, and keeping grass at 6-8 inches so they feel vulnerable to predators if they land.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:06 pm  

Three vehicles have been seized on the Ewell-by-pass by police

It’s part of an operation to check whether vehicles are legal and roadworthy.

66 were stopped in total, with fuel checks on 40 of them, and 28 in relation to carrying waste.

One driver was also arrested on suspicion of drug driving.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:06 am  

People across Wandsworth are being asked if they would like to see a 20mph speed limit introduced on more of the borough’s B roads

A 20mph zone was put into place in some areas in 2017.

But roads including Northcote Road could now be added to the roll-out following a number of petitions from residents.

The five individual consultations continue until December the 6th.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:49 am  

Jose Mourinho has been appointed as the successor to Mauricio Pochettino at Tottenham

The former Manchester United manager has agreed a deal with Spurs until 2023.

Pochettino's five-year spell in charge of the club came to an end after he was sacked last night.

Ex-Tottenham striker Eidur Gudjohnsen played under Mourinho at their rivals Chelsea.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:30 am  

Britain's lost half its population of hazel dormice in the last 18 years - and things are continuing to decline

The tiny rodents are already extinct from 17 counties in England - mainly because of changes to their natural woodland and hedgerow habitats, as well as climate change.

Ian White from People's Trust for Endangered Species says if dormice populations are suffering, it means other species are too.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:50 am  

National Education Union members working in 34 Sixth Form Colleges are on strike today for a third day, to demand more funding for their students and their institutions

There's said to be currently an overall £700-million shortfall in funding for Post 16 Education.

Nicola Wilberforce is a biology teacher at Esher College, and she’s taking part.

She says the amount of overwork is leaving the system at “breaking point”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:09 am  

A crowdfunding campaign has launched to install Solar Panels at the Farm of Futures in Tolworth

The farm is a community led design centre and growing space.

The aim is to let residents design innovative eco products and urban furniture made from household and construction waste.

It’s currently looking for gardeners, volunteers, artists, and businesses to help establish it.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:59 am  

Chelsea's appeal against their two window transfer ban will be heard later as they take their case to the Court of Arbitration for sport

The Premier League club were forbidden from signing players after they were found guilty by Fifa of breaking regulations relating to the transfers of players under the age of 18.

Chelsea had their first appeal thrown out by football's world governing body in April, when they were criticised for "inexcusable" breaches of the rules.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:25 am  

Surrey Fire and Rescue crews are currently fighting a large blaze in Weybridge

It’s believed the fire broke out at a property in the area of Brooklands Road after 7 yesterday evening.

There are no reported injuries and the cause of the fire is not known at this time.

Officers are asking pedestrians and motorists to avoid the area.

We’ll have more details as they become available.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:24 am  

AFC Wimbledon are out of the FA Cup

They lost their first-round replay at Doncaster Rovers 2-nil.

There were no upsets on the night with Shrewsbury, Bristol Rovers, Rochdale and Peterborough all winning their replays.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:35 am  

Tuesday, 19 November 2019

National Express says it will refund all passengers after one of its coaches crashed in Somerset

One man claims he had to pay £190 for a taxi from Heathrow to Gatwick to make sure he reached his flight in time.

There were no reports of any injuries.

The coach company also says it will reimburse any additional costs.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:03 pm  

The first black woman to become a Church of England bishop has been consecrated at St Paul's Cathedral

Reverend Dr Rose Hudson-Wilkin was consecrated as the Bishop of Dover during the ceremony in London earlier.

Bishop Hudson-Wilkin is married to Ken Wilkin, a chaplain at Downview Prison in Banstead, and the couple has two daughters.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:16 pm  

A Met police officer who stole a dead man’s bank cards and ID has been found guilty of gross misconduct

Oliver Darby was responsible for securing the man’s property when questions were raised in January 2018.

He was caught out after officers searched his room in Kennington and found items belonging to the deceased.

More bank cards taken from post delivered to a house in Wimbledon he once resided at were also discovered.

Darby, who has already resigned from the force, has been sentenced to 200 hours of unpaid work.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Ashford and St Peter’s Hospital Trust has apologised to the family of a woman who died in its care.

90 year old Rosa Edwards had an operation on a blocked artery at the Chertsey site in 2012.

However, a follow up appointment she should have been given a week later didn’t take place.

Her health deteriorated and she developed Sepsis before having her leg amputated and passing away soon afterwards.

The hospital denied any wrong-doing at the time.

However, the family instructed a specialist medical negligence solicitor who commissioned a report by an eminent surgeon.

He concluded it had been ‘essential’ that Mrs Edwards was seen soon after surgery on her blocked artery to check it had worked.

Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals has now issued a statement saying;

“We regret that Ms Edwards suffered whilst waiting for a more prompt appointment to be made.

“We are truly sorry to have caused Ms Edwards and her family undue suffering and we would like to apologise for the distress caused.

“The Parliamentary Health Service Ombudsman case was partially upheld.

“We have taken proactive steps to ensure procedures are in place to avoid this occurring again.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Surrey County Council says it will work with libraries to modernise them and make sure they remain open.

Among the ideas they’re pitching are digital swipe cards to extend opening hours and click and collect services so smaller libraries can access the county’s books.

Ten libraries in Surrey are community-run, including Stoneleigh and Byfleet.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

A boy has been robbed at Feltham station.

Police have just released details of the incident at 3.15pm on Tuesday the 29th of October.

The two men in question are reported to have threatened a boy with violence and then stolen his bag.

Police have released CCTV images of two men they want to question in connection with the theft.

Anyone with information should contact police on 0800 40 50 40
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

A new cancer research centre has been approved for Sutton.

The Royal Marsden’s new facility will focus on early diagnosis, and bring together over 400 researchers.

Planning permission for The Oak Cancer Centre was approved unanimously, and it’s due to open in 2022.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

A coroner’s ruled six Britons who died in Easter Sunday's bombings in Sri Lanka were unlawfully killed.

They were among more than 300 victims of the attacks targeting three churches and three hotels in April.

15 year old Hammersmith schoolgirl Amelie Linsey was one of those killed.

Reporter Ian Woodsis at Chelmsford Crown Court.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:29 pm  

A woman is suing three NHS trusts, including St George’s, after they allegedly didn’t tell her that her father had a fatal, inherited brain condition.

A child of somebody with Huntington’s Disease has a 50% chance of inheriting it.

The claimant, named ABC to protect her daughter, says she would have had an abortion if she’d known.

Philip Havers QC, says her father didn’t want the information disclosed.

He also says that when her sister became pregnant, she asked doctors not to tell her that their father had tested positive.
The case continues.

A St George’s spokesperson said:

“This case raises complex and sensitive issues in respect of the competing interests between the duty of care and the duty of confidentiality. It will be for the court to adjudicate on those issues during the trial.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

The UK throws away eight million disposable nappies a day.

Kensington And Chelsea Council is urging new mums and dads in the borough to use real ones instead.

It’s inviting them to its “Nappy Natters” sessions where advisers are on hand to answer questions and carry out demonstrations.

The council also offers residents real nappy vouchers from the Washable Nappy Company.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

Lionel Richie is going to return to next year's Hampton Court Palace Festival after selling-out his performances there in 2018

Rick Astley will also be on stage when the event returns in June.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:11 pm  

Check Your Chest campaign gathers momentum as we're reminded men get breast cancer too

Today is International Men’s Day.

To mark the event, six men are encouraging others to check their chests for signs of breast cancer.

The campaign has been launched by Woking based charity Walk the Walk.

The men are encouraging companies, public services, community organisations and individuals nationwide to download the special “Check your Chest” poster created by the charity.

The poster highlights the importance of men checking themselves for symptoms of breast cancer, leading to prevention and early detection.

Every year, 370 men are diagnosed with breast cancer in the UK and 81 men die of the disease.

65 year old Glenn Cooper was diagnosed with the disease by accident.

For more information about next year's Moonwalk London, click here.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:52 am  

Police in Englefield Green are warning residents about two “persistent” women who are demanding to search houses

Officers say they’ve been talking to homeowners in Beechtree Avenue who have been targeted.

The pair claim they’ve had their mobile phones stolen and they need to search the property.

Officers are also telling victims of crime that if something is stolen from them, they should report it first.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:51 am  

We’re being reminded that men get breast cancer too

Out of the 370 diagnosed with the disease every year, 81 will die from it.

Glenn Cooper was diagnosed in January last year following a persistent cough and a lump behind his nipple.

The 65-year-old is taking part in charity Walk the Walk’s “Check your Chest” campaign to urge other men to be vigilant.

Walk the Walk’s Moonwalk takes place on Clapham Common on May the 16th next year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:01 am  

Fresh talks are being held to try to avoid 27 days of train strikes next month

Members of the RMT Union on South Western Railway are due to walk out between the 2nd of December and New Year's Day, in a long running dispute over guards on trains.

The two sides will meet today with industry mediators Acas.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:11 am  

AFC Wimbledon’s Under 18s have advanced to the third round of the FA Youth Cup after a resounding 5-1 win at Hanworth Villa

The young Dons have earned themselves a trip to Bramall Lane, the home of a Premier League club, to take on Sheffield United.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:07 am  

Over 70% of people who took part in a survey for Royal Parks say action should be taken on drivers who use them as a “cut through”

The management body, which looks after parks including Richmond and Bushy, has released the results of its findings.

78% of all survey respondents “strongly” agreed or agree that park roads should not be used as commuter routes for motor vehicles.

Royal Parks says the next step will be to develop a series of proposals for each park in the new year based on feedback.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:06 am  

There are a number of FA Cup first round replays on tonight

AFC Wimbledon travel to the Keepmoat Stadium to take on Doncaster Rovers.

The League One opponents drew 1-all at Kingsmeadow ten days ago.

The Dons have won five of their six replays in the FA Cup.

Meanwhile a number of non-league clubs will be looking to pull off upsets in their replays.

National League side Bromley host Bristol Rovers, Wrexham travel to Rochdale and Eastleigh face Stourbridge.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:31 am  

Monday, 18 November 2019

A man from Hersham has been jailed after breaching the conditions of his Sexual Harm Prevention Order

Christopher Barr was first convicted of making and possessing indecent images of children in 2007.

Following a conviction of further offences in 2013, the 42-year-old was given the prevention order.

However, he was arrested again when he continued to breach the conditions by exchanging indecent images online.

He’s been sentenced to two years in prison.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

England wicketkeeper Ben Foakes has signed a new contract at his County Cricket club Surrey

The 26-year-old's new deal will keep him at the Oval for the next four seasons.

Foakes last played for his country during the tour of the West Indies earlier this year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Richmond has the fastest dropping house prices in London.

That’s according to new data from Rightmove.

Since last year, there’s been a 6.1% fall, although the asking prices are still high at just over £800,000.

The only borough in South West London to see an increase is Sutton, although only by a single percentage point.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

Surrey police is reminding all dog owners that 'Livestock Worrying' is a criminal offence

Officers are urging owners to keep their dog on the lead when walking near animals to avoid causing them distress.

A landowner can legally shoot a dog if they feel it’s worrying their livestock.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:13 pm  

Two men have received recognition from the head of the Met Police for their efforts in preventing a sexual assault in Carshalton.

Joseph Gale intervened during the attack in broad daylight last year and chased two men, before calling police.

Meanwhile, van driver Nathan Featherstone stopped to help the victim.

The pair then chased one suspect onto a corrugated roof and kept hold of him until police arrived.

Two men were later jailed.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Carols in Chelsea to support The Clink Charity and Hospitality Action

A Christmas Carol Service in aid of The Clink and Hospitality Action, is being held at St Luke’s in Chelsea on Monday, the 16th of December.

The service is being held to raise funds, supporting the work carried out by both these charities in the capital and nationwide.

Reverend Jonathan Aitken will lead the Service with anticipated attendance of over 600.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:59 pm  

Extra transport police are to be installed across Croydon’s tram network this Christmas.

An additional 30 police officers will be drafted in to provide reassurance to those travelling at key times over the festive season.

The extra patrols, comprising a minimum of 144 hours, will be aimed predominantly at people who are travelling at night.

The increased police presence will also aim to facilitate people’s journeys in and out of the town centre between 5pm and 1am.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

David Tennant's been named the UK's hardest working actor.

The study by BritBox analysed stars on factors such as versatility in genres and their number of appearances.

The Chiswick-based former Doctor Who favourite was followed by Martin Clunes, Sir David Jason and Olivia Colman in the top 100 list.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Radio Jackie chats to founder of the Afghanistan & Central Asian Association as charity prepares to launch in Feltham

A new charity support centre for Afghan and Central Asian refugees is opening in Feltham.

West London has the highest number of Afghan migrants in the UK.

Rabia Nasimi, from the charity, the ACAA, says migrants do typically try and fit in.

Rabia's family fled from the Taliban 20 years ago.

She tells Jackie's Luke Williams how the new centre will help others like her.

The centre will open this Friday at 11am at Unit 9, Griffin Centre, Staines Road in Feltham.

To find out more, click here
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:59 pm  

A man's appeared in court charged with preparing terrorist acts.

Mamun Rashid, who's from Whitechapel in east London, was arrested at Heathrow Airport last week after arriving on a flight from Turkey.

The 26-year-old's been remanded in custody and is due to appear at the Old Bailey in December.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

South Western Railway says a delay to its new trains has “nothing to do” with them.

The company says there’s been a delay in the production line on earlier orders coming from Bombardier Aventra.

This means the new Class 701 carriages are now due to come into service from mid-2020.

It’s thought they are already a year behind schedule.

The South Western Railway network is due to see 27 days of strike action next month.

A South Western Railway spokesperson said:

“The delay to the Bombardier Aventra delivery programme has nothing to do with SWR. It is a delay in the production line on earlier orders which has meant the introduction of our Class 701 trains into passenger service will be later than originally planned. However, we are pleased that progress is being made and we have a revised programme agreed.

“The new Class 701 trains will transform journeys for our customers with benefits including onboard Wi-Fi , at-seat charging points, real-time information screens, air-conditioning, wide gangways and wide doors to improve the ease of boarding and alighting. The 90 new trains (750 new carriages, in five and 10-car formations) are due to come into service operating on the Windsor, Reading and West London suburban routes from mid-2020.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

A man who attempted to sexually assault a woman in Hounslow in 2016 can’t be deported as he won’t sign the correct paperwork

48-year-old Harjit Singh is unwilling to co-operate with a Home Office bid to get him flown out, according to the Express.

An immigration hearing was told officials are unable to resort to tougher measures and will have to turn to the Indian embassy for help.

Detective Constable David Fall, who investigated the attempted rape, said he believes Singh has committed other offences and urged for victims to come forward.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:06 pm  

England concluded their successful Euro 2020 qualifying campaign with a 4-nil victory over Kosovo

The win ensures they'll be among the top six seeds in next summer's tournament.

Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount came off the bench to score his first England goal in Pristina.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:53 am  

It’s currently being re-developed, but did you know the original plan for Battersea Power Station was to turn it into a theme park?

The idea in the 80s was to transform it into a huge glass-roofed atrium housing a six-floor entertainment complex.

Each floor was to be themed like a different continent, with digital projections on the ceiling and indoor hot air balloon rides.

The original plans have been unearthed by Anchor Hotels which has worked with an illustrator to bring the design to life in the form of art.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:54 am  

Police would like to speak to a jogger who may be able to assist them regarding an incident in New Haw last week

The matter took place along Basingstoke Canal, also known as Saturn Trail, near to Scotland Bridge at 12:45pm on Wednesday the 13th.

People are being asked to call 101 if they can assist with police enquires.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:54 am  

Hounslow is one of 14 boroughs in London trialling a social media campaign targeting people who use their phones while on the move

A short video has been produced by The London Road Safety Council to mark UK Road Safety Week which launched today.

The campaign titled Heads Up, Phones Down! is targeting motorists, pedestrians, cyclists and commuters.

It aims to show how phone fixation can lead them into disaster on London’s roads.

The campaign is supported by the London boroughs of Brent, Croydon, Ealing, Havering, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Newham, Merton, Richmond, Southwark, Wandsworth, Waltham Forest, the City of Westminster and the Corporation of London.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:16 am  

Parents have sued councils for almost £9 million over the past six years for everyday accidents at school.

A report from the mail online shows that in Wandsworth, £80,490 was paid after a child fell from a climbing frame.

The figures, released under the Freedom of Information Act, show there have been 931 compensation cases since 2014.

John O’Connell, of the TaxPayers’ Alliance, said: ‘These figures are a reminder how the compensation culture can leave taxpayers out on a limb.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 am  

Police are hunting a man currently wanted for Breach of Criminal Behaviour Order.

Thomas Colley was granted with the order at Staines Magistrates Court on 21st May last year with various prohibitions.

Police are urging people to call 101 if they have seen him.

You can view a picture of him on our Jackie news twitter feed.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 am  

A woman from Chiswick has been awarded the “Freedom” of Hounslow borough for her “outstanding work” during WWII.

Pat Davies worked at listening posts know as Y Stations intercepting and transcribing secret German military communications.

She then sent them via teleprinter to Station X where the codebreakers worked in Bletchley Park.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 am  

Hounslow police and Action fraud are warning the public to be wary of courier fraud.

Nationally nearly two thirds of courier fraud victims were women over 75.

Criminals typically cold call victims, purporting to be a police officer or bank official to gain their trust.

They tell the victim to withdraw large sums of cash or buy high value items. Then, a ‘courier’ will collect it on behalf of the police or bank.

They are reminding people to never hesitate to contact their bank via a secure number if they are uncomfortable or unsure about a situation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:01 am  

Sunday, 17 November 2019

Feltham Pond has re-opened after 6 weeks of dredging, cleaning, and refilling with fresh water.

The closure was part of a wider, 18-month scheme to help revitalise the and strengthen the pond’s flood defences.

Pupils from nearby Edward Pauling School have celebrated the re-opening by releasing 50 Carp into the water.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:02 pm  

Ducks on the River Mole are being treated to some Cordon Bleu cuisine with custom- made food pellets.

The food has been sourced by the Cobham Conservation and Heritage Trust.

Money raised from the sale of the pellets goes to the Princess Alice Hospice.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

A man charged with preparation of terrorist acts will appear in court tomorrow.

26-year-old Mamun Rashid was arrested on Thursday following an investigation by the Met Police’s Counter Terrorism Command.

Rashid was arrested at Heathrow Airport after arriving on a flight from Turkey to the UK.

He will appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Rubbish collected from an annual River Thames clean up, between Richmond and Teddington, will all be recycled.

Organised by Be Richmond and the Environment Trust, the event attracted over 80 volunteers.

They successfully cleared litter, plastic, glass and other rubbish from the riverbed. Larger waste included boat chains and scrap metal.

None of the items collected will go to landfill and most of the general waste will be used to generate ‘green’ energy by recycling specialists.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:53 pm  

The UK’s only theatre company focusing on addiction and substance misuse is celebrating its 20th birthday.

Outside Edge based in Parsons Green was founded in 1999 by recovering Heroin addict and actor, Phil Fox.

The company says exploring issues through drama has the ability to bring about positive change in the lives of people affected by addiction.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:22 pm  

A father and son from Staines are attempting to cycle 100-miles in a day for charity.

Gregory and 12-year-old Izaak Yeoman raised more than £9,000 for the World Wildlife Fund when they rode to Switzerland over the summer.

They’re now seeking to round that figure up to 10-grand by pedalling to Bath.

Izaak wants the money to help endangered animals, such as the pangolin.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:13 pm  

Police are hunting for a man from Egham.

Thomas Colley was given a Criminal Behaviour Order in May last year.

That was in response to multiple reports of the suspect stealing charity donation boxes and tips from businesses.

The CBO had several conditions, such as banning him from entering his hometown.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:54 pm  

Today will mark the end of an incredible, almost totally barefoot, journey that started in the Shetlands in June this year.

Anna McNuff will complete the end of 100 marathons, ending in Cannizzaro Park, Wimbledon at about 1.30 today

Her passion for running started after reading “Born to Run” in New Zealand where many kids run around barefoot.

She has coaxed the 7000 nerves endings in the soles of her feet through rugged coastlines, beaches, moors and pretty A-roads.

Anna will be passing through Canbury Gardens, Kingston at 11.30 this morning
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:54 am  

Chelsea football club supporters raised over £20,000 for charity by sleeping outside last night.

The Blues' fans kipped in one of the stands at Stamford Bridge in aid of the Oswald Stoll Foundation and the Glass Door Homeless charity.

Both charities work to help homeless people in Hammersmith and Fulham.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:05 am  

Kingston Council is celebrating becoming an accredited “London Living Wage Employer.”

The announcement was made as part of this week’s Living Wage Week, an annual event raising awareness about the campaign for fair wages.

Employers choose to pay the Living Wage on a voluntary basis.

It means that everyone working for the council, will receive the London Wage or London Living Wage, of £9.30 or £10.75 per hour.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

Work has begun to transform Hammersmith’s Grade II listed town hall into a modern, public space

Work has begun to transform Hammersmith’s Grade II listed town hall into a modern, public space.

Plans for the complex in King Street include a new cinema and housing complex as well as homework space for schoolchildren.

What was the original town hall extension, is being completely demolished before construction is due to start in June.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:36 am  

More than 150 children in care have been celebrated at a ceremony for Croydon STAR Awards 2019.

More than 150 children in care have been celebrated at a ceremony for Croydon STAR Awards 2019.

The awards are open to the hundreds of children and young people who are looked after or have been looked after by Croydon Council.

The 15 categories are designed to recognise success, from academic or sporting achievements to caring for siblings and personal journeys.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:35 am  

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