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Saturday, 1 February 2020

Train lines had to be closed between Clapham Junction and Surrey Quays following a trespasser on the track

The British Transport Police have been walking along the lines to make sure nobody was struck.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:44 pm  

Gas pressures are reportedly improving in Richmond, after large areas had their supply cut off due to a burst water main

Cadent intend to work until midnight restoring the supply in many areas and checking pressures.

They will only knock if they can see household lights are on, so they’re asking people to leave a light on if they want to be called.

If not, they’ll return tomorrow morning.

The council says:

Gas pressures have improved and are holding okay in the area of Richmond off Kew Road – so Cadent are now preparing to dispatch their engineers here very soon. This new area includes Old Deer Park Gardens, Jocelyn Road, Evelyn Road, Shaftesbury Road, Rosedale Road, Kew Foot Road and the roads which run off these.
These are in addition to the Lower Mortlake Road - between the roundabout near Sainsbury’s and the junction with Church Road - and all roads which run south of that section, but north of the railway lines. And, all roads within a group between Townshend Road and Manor Road.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:05 pm  

Undefeated Fulham boxer Deion Jumah has moved a step closer to clinching a British title

The English cruiserweight champion battled to a hard-fought points victory over the durable Sam Hyde in Manchester last week.

The bout was also a final eliminator for a shot at the British belt.

Jumah says he cannot wait to get in the ring again after the biggest win of his pro career to date commenting “I want that British title.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:34 pm  

A review of some Controlled Parking Zones in Richmond has been launched.

The council wants to hear views on how the scheme is working in areas including Strawberry Hill and Teddington.

A questionnaire has been sent to businesses and residents in the area.

A common use for a CPZ is to allow only residents, or other valid permit holders, to park in on-street spaces at certain times.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:09 pm  

In a week long crackdown on fly-tipping in Norbury, Croydon Council has handed out 33 fixed penalties.

They’re for unlicensed skips and dumps which were blocking seven roads.

A further 19 cases may lead to fines as investigations continue.

There were also 30 inspections of companies who produce, store or transport rubbish to make sure they’re disposing of waste correctly.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:10 pm  

A 27-year-old man is being hunted by Wandsworth police.

Abdul Messai is wanted for failing to appear at Wimbledon Magistrates for two counts of assault.

He is also wanted on recall to prison.

You can view an image of him on our Jackie news twitter feed.
Anyone with any information on his whereabouts is asked to call police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:11 pm  

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard believes he did everything in his power to sign new players in the transfer window.

The club successfully managed to appeal a transfer ban, but they failed to capitalise on it and didn't make any significant signings.

Lampard says he's disappointed he couldn't strengthen his squad.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:30 pm  

The director of a scrap tyre yard in Croydon has been handed a suspended prison sentence for a series of fire safety offences.

It’s after an emergency fire door was found nailed shut in a building where workers were living.

The Judge at Southwark Crown Court described the premises as “a tinder box in the making”.

Mr Patel and Tyre Channel Ltd pleaded guilty to three separate charges relating to breaches of fire safety.

The company was ordered to pay a total of £70,000 and Mr Patel was given an eight-month prison sentence, suspended for two years.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

It’s a busy day for sport today…

In the premier league, Chelsea take on Leicester and Crystal Palace host Sheffield United.

In the Championship Brentford travel to Hull City, Fulham are at home to Huddersfield and QPR take on Bristol City.

And as the 6 nations gets underway, England face a tough battle in Paris against France.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

Two people have been charged by detectives investigating a burglary at Tamara Ecclestone's home in Kensington.

It's reported 50 million pounds' worth of jewellery was taken from the daughter of ex-Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone before Christmas.

47-year-old Maria Mester and Emil-Bogdan Savastru, who's 29, have both been charged with conspiracy to commit burglary.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 am  

Surrey’s schools are being invited to sign up to a pioneering new scheme which aims to create the Greta Thunbergs of tomorrow.

iDot for Schools is a free environmental programme by Leatherhead based Wildlife Aid Foundation.

It’s anticipated the project, which guides young people to engage with the natural world, will be rolled out nationally after a Surrey trial.

iDot includes visual resources and encourages children and their parents to play a role in protecting wildlife.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:17 am  

A homeless hub set up by Croydon Council has been given Government funding for an extra year.

“Somewhere Safe to Stay” is to receive over £1 million for its ongoing work to get rough sleepers off the streets.

In its first few weeks of operation, it helped over 40 people into longer-term accommodation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:33 am  

New Wimbledon Theatre holds a charity night on Monday.

The “Big Night Out” is an evening of music and drama performed by the area’s young talent.

All money raised will go to Merton Music Foundation and WCTT: Changing Lives Through the Arts.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:54 am  

Strawberry Hill residents and businesses are being asked for their views on current parking conditions.

Richmond council are assessing the parking scheme and are looking for any ways to make improvements.

A questionnaire is going to be sent out which will include South Twickenham and Teddington.

An online version of the questionnaire will also be made available on the council’s website.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:31 am  

A campaign against rubbish brings results in Norbury.

In a week-long crackdown on flytipping in Norbury, Croydon Council handed out 33 fixed penalties for unlicensed skips and fly tipping which were blocking seven roads.

A further 19 cases may lead to fines as investigations continue.

There were also 30 inspections of companies who produce, store or transport rubbish to make sure they were disposing of waste correctly.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:29 am  

Two further arrests have been made in connection with a burglary at the Kensington home of Tamara Ecclestone.

The daughter of former F1 boss Bernie had £50 million worth of jewellery stolen in a break-in in December.

A 47 year old woman and a 21 year old man were arrested at Stanstead Airport on Friday on suspicion of conspiracy to commit burglary.

Two other men had been arrested on Thursday, one at Heathrow Airport and another in East London.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:19 am  

Friday, 31 January 2020

Witnesses to an aggravated burglary in Brentford are being asked to come forward.

It happened on Friday the 24th of January on Kew Road at 9 o’clock in the evening.

If you saw anything suspicious of have any information you should call police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:15 pm  

The UK has now left the European Union.

Luke Williams has this special report.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:07 pm  

It seems Hounslow Council is defying the “will of the people” over Brexit.

Lucy Mayer reports.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:08 pm  

Historic department store Fenwick is to rent out some of its floorspace as offices.

It’s been on New Bond Street since 1891.

Its owners told a council planning meeting that trade has become “more challenging” in recent years.

The company also owns Bentalls department store in Kingston.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:06 pm  

A 15-year-old boy who went missing from Sutton earlier this month has been found.

It follows a police appeal for the public’s help to find Kunaka Chinganga, after he was last seen on Sutton High Street on Tuesday, 14 January.

Kunaka was found safe and well earlier today.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:11 pm  

Tooting’s MP has received some welcome support in her bid to become Labour’s next deputy leader.

Dr Rosena Allin-Khan is being backed by Wirral Young Labour.

The candidate has been touring the UK promoting internationalism.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:07 pm  

The Kingston branch of Extinction Rebellion is urging cyclists to come together for “a takeover tour” tomorrow afternoon.

They’re calling for cyclists to meet at Kingston Environment Centre in New Malden at 2.30pm.

They’ll then take part in a mass cycle ride to Kingston town centre, finishing at 4pm.

The group says its riding “for more support for cycling in Kingston and cleaner air for everyone.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Transfer deadline day has been dominated by players who won't be leaving so far.

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has confirmed they'll be keeping Olivier Giroud at Stamford Bridge.

Meanwhile, it appears Manchester United's interest in Bournemouth's Joshua King is cooling.

Scottish Premiership champions Celtic are being linked with Newcastle winger Christian Atsu.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:54 pm  

There was chaos for commuters this morning after smoke was reported on Victoria and Finsbury Park station platforms.

There was also a fire alert at Manor House on the Piccadilly Line, which meant passengers had to be evacuated.

There was also no service between Northfields and Heathrow after a signal failure at Boston Manor.

Severe delays were later reported across the whole line.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

Three gang members have been jailed at Isleworth Crown Court following an intelligence-led investigation.

Two of the men, one from Coulson and one from Croydon were sentenced yesterday.

31-year-old Recardo Morrison, 29-year-old Kashin McLeod and 34-year-old Isreal Adu were jailed for a total of 15 years and 7 months.

They were found guilty of a mixture of crimes including conspiracy to commit robbery, possession of an imitation firearm and fraud.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:33 pm  

Frank Lampard admits he doesn't expect there to be any ins or outs at Chelsea before the close of the transfer window.

That means striker Olivier Giroud, who's been liked with a move to Tottenham and Inter Milan, will remain at Stamford Bridge.

Lampard says the French international's attitude has been "impeccable" during a turbulent month.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

Teddington RNLI issues warning after call out near Hampton Court this morning

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:27 pm  

A number of potentially big transfer deadline day moves have been ruled out this afternoon.

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has confirmed Olivier Giroud won't be leaving Stamford Bridge.

Edinson Cavani, who had been linked with the Londoners, will also be staying at Paris Saint-Germain.

But Manchester United are expected to make a second late offer for Bournemouth striker Joshua King.

Rangers have captured Ianis Hagi on-loan.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:59 pm  

Runnymede has cracked the top 20 in a new quality of life ranking.

Halifax ranked towns on factors including employment rate, housing, amounts of sun and rain, and general health of the residents.

Only two areas in London broke the top 100, Richmond at 64th and Kensington and Chelsea at 79th.

Best in the country is East Hertfordshire.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:30 pm  

Four men have been found guilty of robbing a salesman of £4.1 million pounds worth of jewellery in a car park in Staines.

The victim was left with injuries to his right eye, wrist and arm following the violent attack last May.

The gang set upon him after he had parked up on the first level of the Elmsleigh Centre car park.

The victim managed to get to his feet and run for help.

When he returned to his car, the suitcase containing all the jewellery had gone.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:15 pm  

MPs have been sent a mock HS2 train set

On it, it says “only £100bn”, “ancient woodland bulldozers included”, and “WARNING: will create more CO2 than is saves”.

Chelsea and Fulham MP Greg Hands says the sender has a “better sense of humour than timeliness”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:25 am  

Mortlake Brewery is to be transformed into a site including homes, a hotel, a care home, and more

Under the plan, The Maltings warehouse would be retained, and sit adjacent to a new plaza looking out over the Thames.

The Mortlake Brewery Community Group say they will oppose the plans, claiming a lack of affordable housing and a poor transport plan.

The plan will now be submitted to the Mayor of London
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:13 am  

A man has been attacked and bitten in Epsom

The 36-year-old was assaulted in the Co-Op opposite the station on the 3rd of January.

Police have released an image of a man they’d like to speak to in connection with it.

He’s described as tanned, around 12 stone, and in dark blue clothes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:01 am  

Over 2,000 homes on the Winstanley and York Road Estates in Clapham Junction and Battersea are going to be replaced

The plans have been given the green light by Wandsworth Council.

35% of the new homes will be affordable and a range of community facilities, like a leisure centre, will also be built.

Councillors have also approved plans to potentially build 759 new homes on three plots of the former Royal Mail site in Nine Elms.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:25 am  

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson believes the postponement of the Chinese Super League due to the coronavirus outbreak could open the door for players to move to the Premier League.

A number of top stars are currently plying their trade in the country, including Marouane Fellaini, Salomon Rondon and Oscar.

Hodgson admits the situation might help them get a deal done before the transfer window closes tonight.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am  

The MP for Esher and Walton, Dominic Raab, has welcomed the news that British nationals stranded in Wuhan are on their way home.

They’ve been stuck there because of the coronavirus outbreak.

The Foreign Office says their chartered civilian aircraft left China carrying 83 British and 27 foreign nationals on board.

It's due to land at RAF Brize Norton around 1pm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 am  

A man that’s thought to be in Wandsworth is being hunted by police.

They are appealing for information to help locate Hamza El- Mailoudi after he made threats to kill.

He was last seen yesterday in Wandsworth wearing a black religious robe, white trousers and bandana, slipper type shoes and a dark coat.

Anyone with any information on his whereabouts is urged to call police on 999.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 am  

Over a thousand homes in Richmond are still without gas a week on from a burst water main.

The leak was fixed but for safety reasons the areas gas supplies were cut off due to large amounts of water entering the system.

A total of 70,000 litres of water have been pumped out so far.

Residents who do not have access to a hot shower are able to use the shower facilities at Pools on the Park in Richmond for free.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 am  

A man found with £1 million worth of drugs has been jailed.

Simon Tozen was detained following a search of his property in Kensington where a large quantity of cocaine was found in a suitcase.

Metal plates, scales and cutting equipment was also discovered along with the Class A drugs.

The 33-year-old German national, who appeared at Kingston Crown Court, has been sentenced to a total of 15 years in prison.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:23 am  

Thursday, 30 January 2020

A 10-year-old girl has gone missing from Tooting

Kyra Powell was last seen at around 3.30pm wearing a black jacket, khaki Nike trainers and holding a pink fluffy rucksack.

It’s believed she also has links to Greenwich and Croydon.

She’s described as black, 5ft2 with cornrow hair in bunches.

Please contact 999 if seen using the reference 19mis004051.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

Over a thousand homes in Richmond are still without gas a week on from a burst water main

The leak was fixed but for safety reasons the areas gas supplies were cut off due to large amounts of water entering the system.

A total of 70,000 litres of water have been pumped out so far.

Residents who do not have access to a hot shower are able to use the shower facilities at Pools on the Park in Richmond for free.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

A man has been arrested by police investigating a burglary at Tamara Ecclestone's home in Kensington

It was reported jewellery worth £50 million was taken in December.

The 29-year-old is being questioned after being picked up at Heathrow Airport.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

Police are appealing for help to trace a man who is wanted on warrant by Isleworth Crown Court

30 year old James Case is wanted for an ongoing investigation and failing to appear in court.

He is 6 ft 2, with brown eyes, hair and beard and has a large tattoo of a name on his right forearm.

He has links to Walton and Kent.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Harlequins has signed Joe Gray on loan from Saracens until the end of the season

The 31-year-old returns to his former club as all of its hookers is currently injured.

Gray says “Harlequins has always had such a special place in my heart".
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:15 pm  

Over 100 new bicycle parking spaces are going to be created in Sutton

The council has won a grant from Transport for London in a bid to get more residents on their bikes.

12 cycle hangars and 4 secure bike shelters are to be installed at a number of sites including St Helier Hospital and St Raphael’s Hospice.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:35 pm  

A 16 year old boy has been charged in connection with the murder of Louis Johnson at East Croydon station

Officers were called at 4.45 on Monday evening to reports of a stabbing

The 16 year old victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

The suspect from Wandsworth was arrested yesterday morning and is due to appear in court tomorrow.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:15 pm  

Police investigating a collision where two people died in Battersea last summer still need witnesses to come forward

Officers were called to the incident involving a motorcyclist and pedestrian in Battersea Park Road on the 30th of August.

The pedestrian, a 34-year-old woman, died as a result of her injuries.

The biker, a 40-year-old man, was taken to hospital where he died a few days later.

Officers have released images of two motorcyclists seen on Battersea Park Road in the seconds before the collision.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:44 pm  

Choreographer Liam Scarlett has been suspended by the Royal Ballet following allegations against him

The company has opened an independent disciplinary investigation but hasn’t given details of the accusations according to the Times.

The 33 year old trained at the Linda Shipton School of Dancing before joining The Royal Ballet at White Lodge in Richmond Park.

Scarlett has not commented on the allegations.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:24 pm  

Hammersmith and Fulham council is spending £75m making high-rise buildings more fire safe

The authority is to replace sprinklers, improving fire doors, and removing cladding.

The Grenfell Inquiry’s second stage is currently underway, and the refurbishment contractors have denied responsibility for the fire.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:46 pm  

British Airways statement on Coronavirus

"We have cancelled flights to and from Beijing and Shanghai up to and including the 29th of February following the FCO advice against all but essential travel.

Flights to and from Hong Kong are unaffected.

We are contacting customers on cancelled flights so we can discuss their travel options, including re-booking onto other carriers where possible, full refunds or booking with BA for a later date of travel.

Customers can also find the latest information and options on

Safety is at the heart of everything we do and we will keep the situation under review."
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:58 am  

Paddle-boarding: it’s the sporting trend that’s encouraging us to get out on the water to keep fit and boost our mental health.

Stand-up paddle-boarding is increasing in popularity, with more and more people taking to the Thames to do it.

Leah Fraser runs Goodlife Paddle in Surbiton.

She says the sport is the perfect way to connect with your inner self.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:52 am  

Garbine Muguruza will face Sofia Kenin in the final of the Australian Open tennis

Both players progressed from their semi-finals with straight sets wins.

Spain's Muguruza beat Wimbledon champion Simona Halep, while American Kenin beat world number one Ashleigh Barty.

Elsewhere, Britain's Joe Salisbury and American partner Rajeev Ram reached the final of the men's doubles.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:30 am  

A YouTube star from Streatham is teaming up with the police to prevent young people being drawn into violence

Internet comedian Humza Arshad has produced a film called ‘HATE’ with the Counter Terrorism Command unit.

It’s part of their touring presentations to pupils in secondary schools to discuss violent extremism.

The scheme’s running until the 6th of February at 16 schools across London.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:05 am  

A Traveller community has lost a legal bid to turn four acres of green belt land into a caravan site

Its after both Runnymede Council and a government inspector ruled that the travellers had breached planning rules.

The High court Queens bench Division Planning Court dismissed an appeal by the community.

The 86 strong community group, forming part of the Light and Life Evangelical Church planned to live together on the site in their caravans.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:42 am  

A personal training course is being offered to inmates at Feltham Young Offenders institute.

A personal training course is being offered to inmates at Feltham Young Offenders institute.

The course which has been introduced by James Exton who owns London Muscle is designed to rehabilitate offenders.

Imran had been in and out of Feltham over 5 years for crimes including violence and robbery.

The course has completely changed him as an individual and he is now in the process of getting a job as a personal trainer.

Imran tells us what the course meant to him

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:35 am  

Staff at Kingston Hospital are benefitting from a ‘real life’ patient simulator.

Staff at Kingston Hospital are benefitting from a ‘real life’ patient simulator.

Known as Carson, the life-size male manikin is able to replicate emergency situations and acute patient scenarios.

He’s mobile, so can be used in any part of the hospital.

Bosses say Carson provides an invaluable training experience.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:30 am  

People are being asked what they want to see in Mole Valley over the next 15 years

How to protect the countryside and where to place new homes are two of the issues to be debated.

Mole Valley Council are publishing their draft plan on Monday, and people have until the end of March to respond.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:29 am  

Some artistic impressions of a new emergency care hospital in Epsom, Carshalton or Sutton have been revealed.

Some artistic impressions of a new emergency care hospital in Epsom, Carshalton or Sutton have been revealed.

More than 100 people from Merton saw the images displayed in Sutton in January designed to encourage public opinion.

An investment of more than £500 million is being proposed to improve health services.

A new 21st century hospital facility would combine six services for the most unwell patients as well as hospital births.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:20 am  

Only 8% of girls in the country are meeting recommended exercise guidelines according to charity Women in Sport

Only 8% of girls in the country are meeting recommended exercise guidelines according to charity Women in Sport.

Now, two ex-England sporting sisters are aiming to address the lack of team sports opportunities for girls in Kingston.

Sisters n Sport is holding a number of netball clubs to enable girls aged 6 upwards to make friends and learn the sport.

Victoria Knights is one half of the duo and explains why she feels there’s a need for the scheme.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:53 am  

A section 60 order has been authorised for parts of Kensington and Chelsea until 4am.

A section 60 order has been authorised for parts of Kensington and Chelsea until 4am.

It follows a shooting in Bravington Road where a man in his late 40s remains in a life-threatening condition in hospital.

The order allows police to stop and search individuals if they believe serious violence is going to take place.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:39 am  

Wednesday, 29 January 2020

The Foreign Secretary has expressed his "disappointment" at America's decision to reject the extradition request for Anne Sacoolas

Dominic Raab met US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo earlier - where they discussed the future of the two countries' relationship.

A spokesman said Mr Raab, who’s also MP for Esher and Walton, emphasised the "importance of delivering justice" for Harry Dunn's family.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:59 pm  

The family of a teenager who was killed at East Croydon Station have paid tribute to him

Louis Johnson was stabbed to death on the overbridge inside the station on Monday evening.

In a statement his family said the 16-year-old would “always go out of his way to try and help or please others”.

A 16-year-old boy from Balham has been arrested in connection with his murder and remains in custody.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:30 pm  

The last survivor of one of the bloodiest conflicts of World War Two has died aged 98

Bill Wedge, who was born in Carshalton, served in the Channel Dash of 1942, intercepting German warships returning home from France.

Bill’s ship was hit badly, and 23 out of the 120 crew were killed.

He was recognised in the 75th anniversary of the battle in 2017.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:30 pm  

Ant McPartlin’s ex-wife is selling the £6m house in Chiswick she was awarded in the divorce settlement

Lisa Armstrong apparently wants to make a fresh start and move in with friends.

Ant is currently living with his girlfriend in a £6m house in Wimbledon.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:30 pm  

The first floor of Wallington Library has been closed, after the ceiling partially collapsed

Assessment work is taking place, and they’re looking into alternative arrangements for room bookings.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:30 pm  

Harlequins Rugby is to host its first ever LGBTQ+ Pride fixture next month

The Twickenham based team will become the first professional rugby club to so.

The news follows on from Premiership Rugby’s Rainbow Laces campaign in December.

The match against London Irish takes place on Saturday, the 15th of February.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:30 pm  

The World Health Organisation will meet tomorrow to decide if the coronavirus outbreak should be declared a global emergency.

All BA flights between Heathrow and mainland China have been cancelled.

Meanwhile, British citizens flying back from the Chinese city of Wuhan ((pron: woo-han)) have been told they'll be put in quarantine for 14 days.

Luisa Minot (pron Mine-ut) is travel editor at the Sun and has this travel advice

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:30 pm  

Plans for a Low Traffic Neighbourhood in East Sheen won't be going ahead, after residents didn't support any of the proposed options.

They’re designed to keep through-traffic on main roads, and discourage drivers using residential areas.

The Council agreed that for at least the next year, it won’t make any of the changes to the area.

Residents are encouraged to use the Moratorium to discuss the traffic issues and propose alternative arrangements.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

A man linked to the Woking area is wanted in relation to multiple ongoing criminal investigations.

50 -year-old Anthony Chieke of no fixed address is wanted in connection with a number of burglaries.

He is described as Asian, around 6ft 6 inches of medium build, with brown eyes and short black hair with scars on his arm and forehead.

Anyone who has seen him is asked to call 101

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Staff at HM Revenue and Customs are going on strike, in a row over office closures.

Members of the Public and Commercial Services union in Battersea
are walking out over the next three days.

The general secretary is calling for tax offices to be kept open and more staff to be employed.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

The inquest into the 2016 Croydon Tram crash will be held in September and take 12 weeks.

Seven people were killed after the vehicle overturned at Sandilands junction one November morning.

61 people were injured, 19 seriously.

An initial investigation found the tram was travelling at almost four times the line's speed limit.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

A lobby group is accusing Sir David Attenborough of causing “eco-anxiety” among young people.

The Global Warming Policy Foundation says its aims are to challenge "extremely damaging and harmful policies envisaged by Governments.”

The group claims the long-time Richmond resident’s films about starving polar bears started the youth anxiety trend.

It says it’s going to issue a video documenting the alleged climate angst felt by children to the heads of every UK school.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

A man who fled the Taliban with his family in 1999 has been presented with a British Citizen Award.

Since fleeing Afghanistan, Dr Nooralhaq Nasimi has dedicated his time to help fellow refugees get back on their feet in the UK.

He also founded the Feltham based Afghanistan and Central Asian Association in 2001.

The organisation’s Rabia Nasimi explains why it’s such a lifeline.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

A 60-year-old man has been left with a broken leg after being attacked in Bushy Park

Police have just released details of the incident which happened on the 28th of December.

The man was assaulted after a “minor disagreement that very quickly escalated” with an unknown male cyclist.

The man cycled off, leaving the 60-year-old on the ground.

Police wish to speak to the man pictured above in connection with the incident.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:58 am  

A man has been jailed at Isleworth Crown Court for possession of a machete

37-year-old Martin Mcdonagh from Southwark pleaded guilty to threatening someone with a blade in Hounslow.

He was sentenced to 6 months in jail.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:12 am  

Works lasting ten weeks have begun in Weybridge High Street

They include installation of new paving, street furniture, market and event space and parking.

Funding has been provided by Weybridge Community Infrastructure Levy in partnership with Weybridge Town Business Group.

A further £2.86m will be invested in improving transport links between Brooklands Business Park, the station and the town centre.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:51 am  

Stalking appears to be on the up in Surrey

The county’s police force says reported cases are rising and incidents can go undetected because victims are unaware of the signs.

These include a pattern of fixated, obsessive, unwanted and repeated behaviour.

Surrey Police issued its first interim Stalking Protection Order, which can result in jail time if breached, on Monday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:54 am  

A teenage boy's been arrested after a 16-year-old was stabbed to death at East Croydon Station

Louis Johnson was targeted on Monday, in an attack that lasted 40 seconds.

The suspect, who's the same age, was detained in Balham.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:07 am  

Dominic Raab claims Huawei’s limited involvement in the 5G network won't jeopardise national security.

The MP for Esher and Walton has faced a backlash from some MPs -who say the Chinese tech firm could use the technology for its own interests.

The government has placed restrictions on the company to try to limit any concerns.

Conservative MP Crispin Blunt says he understands why some people may be worried.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am  

A 44-year-old man from Stanwell is being hunted by police.

Nathan Smithers is wanted for questioning in relation to an ongoing investigation.

It’s believed he has links to Sunbury, Ashford, Staines, Egham, Chertsey and New Haw.

He’s described as 5ft10, of a heavy build with blue eyes and short, straight brown hair.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:23 am  

A man has been arrested for possession of a bladed article in Battersea.

Yesterday, police chased a man they wanted to stop and search.

Officers then detained him when they found a sword on his person.

He’d managed to conceal the weapon down his trousers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:05 am  

Nottingham Forest move up to third place in the Championship after beating fellow promotion hopefuls Brentford at Griffin Park.

Joe Lolley's goal gave Forest a lead, inflicting their opponents' first home league defeat since November.

While Forest take a big step towards the top two, Brentford are only six points behind second place themselves.

Brentford coach Thomas Frank said, “We didn't have enough of that quality we usually do, so we can only blame ourselves."
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 am  

Surrey Police has secured its first “interim Stalking Protection Order” one week after the initiative was introduced.

A 46 year old man from Basingstoke has been handed the order following a number of domestic stalking and harassment allegations.

It prevents him from contacting the victim and members of their family.

If he breaches the order, he risks being arrested and facing up to five years in jail.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:06 am  

Tuesday, 28 January 2020

Paul Merton has remembered veteran broadcaster Nicholas Parsons as "one of the kindest and most generous people"

The comedian, who grew up in Morden, is among a number of people who have paid tribute to The Just A Minute host who has died at the age of 96.

Stephen Fry praised his "professionalism and commitment", while Julian Clary described him as "clever' and 'funny'.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

Dominic Raab claims Huawei’s involvement in the 5G network won't jeopardise national security

The Foreign Secretary and MP for Esher and Walton has faced a backlash from a number of MPs.

They believe the Chinese tech firm could use the technology for its own interests.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Visiting at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals is being limited because of an outbreak of Norovirus

The Trust says it has taken the decision to safeguard patients.

Norovirus causes the sudden onset of severe vomiting and diarrhea.

The virus is highly contagious and commonly spread through food or water that is contaminated during preparation.

You can also be infected through close contact with an infected person.

You can still be contagious for 48 hours after you were last ill and should avoid others within that time frame.

Inpatient visiting at the hospitals will be restricted to exceptional circumstances like end of life and intensive care.

Everyone is being asked to use the main entrance to St Peter’s Hospital and use soap to wash hands, as alcohol gel doesn’t kill it.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Police are searching for a homeless man who’s believed to stay in churches around Walton, following a burglary earlier this month

An iPad was stolen from an address in Thames Street on the 9th of January.

25-year-old Zach Cave is described as white, 5’8”, with black hair and brown eyes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

Ant and Dec will be hoping to snap up yet another presenting prize at tonight's National Television Awards

The popular double act are reigning champions in the best TV presenter category.

They've won the title for a record-breaking 18 years.

It’s been a turbulent few years for Ant, who was arrested for drink driving in Mortlake in 2018.

He’s said to now be redeveloping a property in Wimbledon.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Excitement is building at Colston Avenue as Carshalton Athletic entertain current Isthmian Premier League leaders Worthing this Saturday.

Photo credit: Ian Gerrard

The Robins will want to get their promotion charge back on track after taking only one point from their last two matches.

It was a failure to convert numerous chances against both Kingstonian and Haringey Borough that cost Carshalton valuable points as they slipped out of the play-off spots on goal difference.

And player/boss Peter Adeniyi believes his side just needs a little tweaking to ensure their promotion dreams don’t falter.

“It’s the story of our season to be honest. We create so many chances in every game but are failing to convert them,” said Adeniyi.

“No-one goes out meaning to miss opportunities but we keep encouraging the players and I believe it’ll come good sooner rather than later.

“Worthing are on a magnificent run and it’ll be a tough game on Saturday, but we are still right in the mix. There are enough points to play for and a win against them would really help us to kick on.”

Carshalton found themselves 2-0 down at half-time against Kingstonian last weekend as Ks goalkeeper Rob Tolfrey performed miracles in front of his goal.

He brilliantly denied Christie Pattisson, Ricky Korboa, Luke Read, Ernold Haxhiu and Omar Koroma throughout meaning it took something special from Lewis White to beat him in an eventual 3-1 defeat.

The Robins then travelled to North London on Monday evening and found themselves two goals behind again, although the Haringey defence did clear two shots off their own line during a frantic first-half.

But two goals in two minutes, an 18 yard curler from Pattisson and a close range strike by captain Paris Hamilton-Downes, meant Carshalton avoided a potential second defeat on the spin.

“It may seem like we struggled in both those games but I would say we gifted four of the five goals we conceded,” added Adeniyi.

“That’s another thing which needs to change as we haven’t lost too many games after taking the lead this season.”

Worthing arrive at Colston Avenue having not lost a league game since early October, while Carshalton’s last home defeat in the league came back in September.

Carshalton Athletic vs Worthing is on Saturday, KO 3pm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

A fatal attack on a teenager at East Croydon station last night took only 40 seconds.

Police are calling the killing “senseless.”

The 16 year old boy, who is believed to be Louis Johnson, was stabbed to death on the overbridge inside the station at 4.45pm.

No arrests have been made.

Detective Chief Inspector Sam Blackburn, who is leading the BTP investigation, said: “This was a senseless killing at an extremely busy time of the day, and my thoughts are with Louis’s family at this painfully difficult time.

“For such a young man to lose his life in these circumstances is truly devastating, and I would like to reassure everyone that a thorough investigation is well underway.

“With that in mind, we continue to appeal for anyone with information to get in touch as a matter of urgency. The incident was over within a matter of 40 seconds, but I know many other passengers or members of the public would have seen what happened. If you have not already spoken with police, please get in touch.

“Importantly, if you have any mobile phone or dashcam footage of the East Croydon area either just before, during or after the attack – we want to hear from you.”

Throughout the day, British Transport Police will be increasing patrols in the East Croydon area to help reassure the travelling public."

You can contact BTP by sending a text to 61016 or by calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 395 of 27/01/2020. Or you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:49 pm  

The #Sutton branch of #ExtinctionRebellion will meet tonight.

Members will gather at the BedZed café in Hackbridge at 7.30.

They’re urging any residents worried about the “climate & ecological emergency” to join up.

The environmental group came in for criticism last year after closing down parts of London for many days at a time.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

A date has been set for a residents’ ballot to decide the future of the Cambridge Road Estate in Kingston.

Between the 24th of February and the 18th of March residents will vote to decide whether the estate should be regenerated.

The plan is to deliver around 2,000 new high-quality, sustainable ‘greener’ homes, along with a re-designed safer neighbourhood.

The ballot, a first for the borough, comes after many months working alongside the estate’s residents.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:22 pm  

A man from Wandsworth has been jailed for a collection of offences.

32-year-old Michael Clarke has been sentenced to more than 8 years behind bars.

He received 7 years in jail for burglary, 30 months for theft, 14 months for dangerous driving and 20 months for criminal damage.

He has also had his driving licence endorsed and has been disqualified for 7 years and 4 months.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:13 pm  

The Sunday People may have targeted the mobile of murdered Walton schoolgirl Milly Dowler, according to court papers.

The BBC is reporting the tabloid allegedly hired private investigators to target the family after her death in 2002.

The news has emerged as part of a High Court Case against Mirror Group Newspapers, by claimants including Prince Harry.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:13 pm  

South Western Railway gives the lowest value for money out of any train provider.

That’s according to a new customer satisfaction survey by the transport watchdog.

The franchise was rated just 34 out of 100 in that area, with Grand Central rated best at 75.

South Western had the third lowest overall satisfaction at 74, with Heathrow Express winning with 96.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:49 pm  

Police are investigating after a 25-year-old man was found with a head injury in Surbiton last night.

The victim was found just after 10 o’clock in Surbiton Road, near to Kingston University.

He was taken to hospital, his injuries are non-life threatening.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:40 pm  

A homeless man has been banned from begging anywhere in Hounslow.

48-year-old Laszio Szabo has also been forbidden to have any object on him that could be used for begging, such as hats or signs.

Hounslow Police received complaints from residents, about how he would knock on people’s car windows at traffic lights.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

The Fire Brigades Union says it has “little time for buck passing from the businesses complicit in wrapping Grenfell in flammable cladding.”

An inquiry heard yesterday firms involved in the refurbishment of the Tower expressed "no trace of responsibility" for the tragedy.

The second phase of the inquiry into the disaster has opened and will look at why dangerous cladding was used.

The Norbiton based union went on to say “the entire system of building and fire safety must be overhauled.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:49 pm  

Air France is apparently offering return flights from Heathrow to Wuhan, despite the city being on lockdown.

A team at the Mail was able to order return tickets, departing on Sunday, for just under £550.

The Foreign Office has warned against all travel to the area due to the Coronavirus outbreak.

The airliner says it complies with the request of the authorities, who have closed Wuhan airport until Sunday, and it would cancel further flights if the ban’s extended.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:01 pm  

Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum says he supports Jurgen Klopp's decision to play the club's youth side against Shrewsbury in their FA Cup fourth-round replay

The German also says he won't attend the match - which falls during the club's winter break - with youth team manager Neil Critchley taking charge instead.

Wijnaldum says he understands why Klopp has opted to rest his first-team squad.

The winner will face off against Chelsea in the next round.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:09 am  

There are calls for Surrey to receive its fair share of police funding from the government

Police and Crime Commissioner David Munro claims residents are being “short-changed”.

Surrey will receive the lowest percentage increase in funding in the country over the next three years.

However, the county’s taxpayers pay the highest amount towards funding in the country.

Mr Munro has written to the home secretary asking for a “root-and-branch review” to make the system fairer.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:07 am  

Detectives at East Croydon station have confirmed a 16-year-old boy was stabbed to death yesterday

Louis Tomlinson met a suspect yesterday afternoon on the overbridge, who immediately attacked him.

Detective Chief Inspector Sam Blackburn called it a “senseless killing”.

Throughout the day, British Transport Police will be increasing patrols in the East Croydon area.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:04 am  

A £3,500 bottle of whisky has gone on sale exclusively at Heathrow

There are only 138 bottles of the 39-year-old Craigellachie Sing Cask, all of which are numbered.

Those who buy it will be entered into a competition to win a three day trip to Scotland, with a whisky-pairing dinner and tours of Edinburgh.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 am  

Another planning application has been submitted to redevelop historic stables in Wimbledon Village

Ridgway Stables dates back to the 1860s; riding had been taught there for over 70 years.

But it was forced to shut its doors in September 2017 after the lease with the landlord came to an end.

Over 9,000 people signed a petition to keep it open.

Now, another planning application has been submitted by the leaseholders with Merton Council accepting comments on the plans.

Supporters say the current landlord wishes to keep the site open as a stables and riding school.

But they say they’ve not been given a guarantee that a new stables would continue to support accessible, affordable riding schemes for youngsters.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:34 am  

Ex-chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond has joined small business lender Oaknorth as an adviser

The former Runnymede and Weybridge MP will work with clients of the fintech startup and “senior policymakers around the world” on the issue of small and medium-sized firms’ access to loans.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:49 am  

Sir Tom Jones and Dido have been added to the line-up for this year's Hampton Court Palace Festival

They join Rick Astley, Lionel Richie, George Benson and Bastille ReOrchestrated on the bill.

Now in its 28th year, the event is a series of open-air concerts, against the backdrop of Henry the 8th's Tudor Palace.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:42 am  

Surrey Police’s ‘Policing your Community” events continue this evening for residents in Reigate & Banstead

The series of events being held across the county, gives residents the opportunity to engage with Surrey Crime Commissioner David Munro and their local Borough Commander.

This evening’s event takes place at the Harlequin Theatre and Cinema in Warwick Road, Redhill between 6.45 and 8.30pm.

Events are also on tomorrow and Thursday at Chertsey Hall and South Godstone Community Hall.

You’ll have to register if you want to attend and for full details visit
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:41 am  

Brentford could move up to third in the Championship tonight with a win over Nottingham Forest at Griffin Park

A win for Forrest would also see them move up to third.

Leaders West Brom who are without a league win in their last 6, travel to Cardiff, who haven't won at home since the start of December.

Second placed Leeds could move to the top if they beat Millwall and Slaven Billic's team fail to take maximum points.

Elsewhere QPR travel to Blackburn.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:46 am  

Liberal Democrat MP for Richmond Park Sarah Olney has challenged the Met Police’s decision to rollout automated facial recognition surveillance in London

Yesterday Ms Olney secured an Urgent Question in the House of Commons on the Met’s announcement that it will start operational use of facial recognition surveillance within a month.

Among her concerns was its impact on human rights, the lack of a legal framework to govern its use, its inaccuracy and its bias against women and Black and Minority Ethnic people.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:09 am  

Chelsea will host Shrewsbury or Liverpool in the fifth round of the FA Cup

Wayne Rooney will go up against his former club Manchester United if Derby County can get past Northampton in their replay.

Holders Manchester City travel to Championship side Sheffield Wednesday.

Leicester will face either Coventry or Birmingham.

And on the field, Arsenal advanced to the next round following last night’s 2-1 win over Bournemouth.

The victory earned the 13-time winners of the competition a trip to face Portsmouth.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:03 am  

A date has been set for a residents’ ballot to decide the future of the Cambridge Road Estate in Kingston.

Between the 24th of February and the 18th of March residents will vote to decide whether the estate should be regenerated.

The plan is to deliver around 2,000 new high-quality, sustainable ‘greener’ homes, along with a re-designed safer neighbourhood.

The ballot, a first for the borough, comes after many months working alongside the estate’s residents.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 am  

Monday, 27 January 2020

Doorbell footage has been released by police investigating an attempted burglary in Egham.

The incident happened in the Egham Hill area at around 8.15 on the 10th of January.

In the footage, three men with Irish accents and dressed all in blue can be seen circulating the house and its garden.

They made off in a dark coloured saloon or hatchback.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

A woman has gone missing from Battersea.

70-year-old Sandi Owens was last seen at 20:50 last night.

It’s believed she was carrying a brown bag.

Anyone with any information on her whereabouts is urged to call police on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:07 pm  

A murder investigation's been launched after a stabbing at East Croydon station.

British Transport Police says a young man is the victim, but they've got no further details on his age.

Officers were called at around 4.45 this afternoon.

No arrests have been made.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

A 27 year old man from Morden who was found with cocaine in his trousers has been jailed for almost three years.

Georgi Georgiev was stopped in Leatherhead by officers last October after they spotted his car being driven in a suspicious manner.

A database check revealed the registered keeper was disqualified from driving and Georgiev couldn’t explain where he was headed.

He was arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs before being searched and charged.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

Two private landlords have been fined £14,000 after a fire at a property they were illegally renting out killed a child.

The Matope family home did not have a Croydon Council landlord licence, which includes fire safety checks, when a blaze broke out last March.

13-year-old resident Kuzi Matope died in hospital a fortnight later.

The cause of Kuzi’s death has yet to be determined at an inquest, but neither of the two smoke alarms found at the house worked.

Landlords Innocent and Clementia Mukarati have pleaded guilty to one charge of failing to license the property in Camden Gardens.

Croydon Council brought the prosecution after the fatal fire led to the discovery the couple had not applied for a licence.

This has been a legal requirement for all privately-rented homes in Croydon since 2015.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

A lawyer for the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire has criticised the government at the start of phase two of the public inquiry into the disaster.

A member of the expert panel quit at the weekend due to her links with a company which supplied the building's flammable cladding.

72 people died after the tower caught fire in North Kensington in June 2017.

Michael Mansfield QC said it was important to know if, and when, engineer Benita Mehra will be replaced.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for snow and ice, potentially causing travel disruption across large parts of the UK tomorrow.

There are alerts in place from tonight affecting most of Wales, north-western England, Scotland, and Northern Ireland.

Temperatures could plummet to minus 8 degrees Celsius/17F over the Scottish Highlands.

Stay tuned to Jackie for all the latest weather across SW London and Surrey 24/7.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:24 pm  

A man’s been arrested for assaulting a police officer in Hampton

Officers were called to Hampton Road at 4pm by a London Ambulance crew requiring assistance.

However, a police officer was then allegedly assaulted.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:42 pm  

People in Richmond and Kew who have been without gas supplies for four days are being warned not to try and fix the problem themselves.

A burst watermain caused thousands of litres of water to enter the network on Thursday.

Engineers have spent today pumping the water away, restoring gas connections as they go.

They say they’ll need to access each home directly to restore the supply and check all appliances are running ok.

Residents who do not have access to a hot shower are able to use the shower facilities at Pools on the Park in Richmond for free.

If you need Cadent, visit them at the Richmond Hill Hotel or their mobile unit off Sheen Road, ring them on 0345 835 1111 or DM them on social media.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

A man has been found guilty of killing a woman whose body was found in a flat near Clapham Junction.

52 year old Antoinette Donnegan was found dead after police carried out a welfare check at a building in Este Road last March.

41 year old Kristian Smith was found guilty of manslaughter; he was cleared of her murder.

Before his trial, Smith pleaded guilty to fraud and preventing the lawful and decent burial of a body.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

Holocaust Memorial Day marked in Kingston

Today is Holocaust Memorial Day.

This year marks 75 years since the liberation of Auschwitz -Birkenau with services taking place across the world.

Annick Lever’s family was arrested when she was just two months old and her mother died at Auschwitz.

She’s been hosting a number of workshops at Kingston Synagogue to make sure the horrors of the holocaust are never forgotten.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

More than 1,200 homes in Richmond have had their gas supply cut off, after water got into the pipe network

The leak from the burst water main was fixed, but the supply was turned off for safety reasons on Thursday.

Residents have been given electric heaters and hobs.

Thames Water say they’re supporting the gas distributor to help any affected customers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:30 pm  

A shisha bar in Balham is being investigated

It’s after charcoal burners producing carbon monoxide gases nearly six times higher than levels considered safe were discovered.

The burners are used to produce the glowing embers used in shisha pipes.

Half a million pounds of so called “boot-leg” tobacco was also confiscated from the Amnesia Lounge in Balham High Road.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:57 am  

Sutton Council is calling on the Government to ensure the Domestic Abuse Bill receives proper backing when it’s debated in Parliament.

The authority made domestic abuse a top priority in 2017.

It’s after it was revealed domestic violence accounted for over a third of violent incidents in the borough.

The Council has since invested £1.25 million deliver the “Not Alone in Sutton” campaign.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:56 am  

The future of the Parson’s Green Walk-In Centre will be discussed at a council meeting today

A report published last week by the CCG says they have until the end of March to decide how the current services can be provided going forward.

They say they’ll talk with GPs about how the primary care can be delivered there instead, via a bookable service.

The centre saw nearly 25,000 cases in 2018.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:36 am  

Simona Halep is through to the quarter-finals at the Australian Open tennis

The Wimbledon champion was made to work hard by Elise Mertens, but progressed 6-4, 6-4.

In the men's draw, Dominic Thiem did not face a single break point as he thrashed Gael Monfils in straight sets to reach the last eight.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:53 am  

The inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire resumes later

The second phase will examine why combustible cladding was added to the block.

Seventy-two people died following the blaze in North Kensington in June 2017.

Hundreds of buildings are still covered in the same kind of panels.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:39 am  

Harlequins have made the most of Saracens' struggles to thrash them in the rugby union Premiership

They've beaten the domestic and European champions 41-14 at the Stoop in Twickenham.

Sarries will be relegated to the Championship at the end of the season as part of their punishment for breaching the salary cap.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:38 am  

Unite union members at Heathrow airport ground handling firm Vanderlande Industries have started voting on whether to strike in a dispute over pay

The union says it represents around eighty Vanderlande workers.

They load freight on and off IAG planes, including those flying under the British Airways, Air Lingus and Iberia brands.

In a separate pay dispute lost baggage staff at the airport are set to walk out for four days from February 2nd and again from February 22nd.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:59 am  

Police are continuing investigations after a man was assaulted in Tolworth Broadway

Officers were called to the Broadway after 2am on Saturday and found a man with a cut on his back.

The 19-year-old man was treated at the scene before being taken to hospital.

His injuries aren’t believed to be life changing.

There have been no arrests and police are appealing for information.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:34 am  

In the Women’s FA Cup Chelsea won 4-nil at Charlton

Meanwhile Crystal Palace Women will await further instruction from The Football Association after their Cup tie at Southampton Women was abandoned due to a waterlogged pitch after 78 minutes.

The Eagles were leading 3-nil at the time.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:12 am  

In FA Cup action holders Manchester City progressed to the last-16 with a 4-nil win over 10-man Fulham

Shrewsbury fought back from 2-nil down to earn a replay with Liverpool.

The League One side drew 2-all with the European champions and Premier League leaders in their fourth round tie.

Manchester United thrashed Tranmere 6-nil to avoid a shock - and ease some of the pressure on manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:19 am  

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man crashed into a tree in Croydon and died

According to officers the 38-year-old died when his car collided with a tree on Kent Gate Way at around 9:30 pm on Thursday, January the 23rd.

No other vehicles were involved.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:46 am  

Sunday, 26 January 2020

Epsom and Ewell Council says a 15 year target to become net carbon neutral is achievable.

The authority announced the news at a meeting on Thursday night.

The Government has a target for the UK to achieve net-zero greenhouse emissions by 2050.

But Epsom and Ewell wants to beat that, going carbon neutral by 2035.

It’s created an action plan which includes increasing the number of electric vehicle charging points.

The Council says it will lead by example by no-longer having single-use plastics within its venues.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:55 pm  

A pedestrian has been badly hurt in a collision with a car in Epsom.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident at an underground car park in Church Street, shortly before 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon.

They say the victim, who hasn't been named, was taken to hospital for treatment to life-changing injuries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:27 pm  

A street in Balham is going to get a £1m granite makeover.

Bedford Hill will be partially repaved, and new trees and greenery will be planted.

Traffic calming measures will also be introduced at four junctions.

It’ll be funded from a levy on property developers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:28 pm  

Wandsworth Council has won a Business Low Emission Neighbourhood grant from the Mayor of London.

The authority is going to focus the £333,000 on the Thessaly Road area of Nine Elms.

A series of environmentally friendly improvements and initiatives will be rolled out along the route over the next three years.

Wandsworth Council is adding a further £355,000 from property developer contributions on top of the Mayor's fund.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:04 am  

Detectives investigating the discovery of a man’s body in a road in Wimbledon are continuing to appeal for witnesses.

Police were called on the morning of Tuesday, January the 21st to Durnsford Road after reports of a body being found.

A man, believed to be aged forty-nine, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The incident is not being treated as suspicious and a post-mortem examination is scheduled for tomorrow
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:58 am  

Free Sunday parking in Hounslow may be scrapped under new plans.

The council is also proposing differential parking charges linked to vehicle emissions.

The current rate of £1.20 per half hour would increase to £1.60 unless your vehicle was registered after April 2017 and emits under 50g of C02.

A consultation is running on the council website.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:32 am  

Chelsea are safely through to the last sixteen of the FA Cup after winning two-one at Hull City.

Goals from Michy Batshuayi and Fikayo Tomori gave them a comfortable lead but the Championship side scored late to make it a nervy finish yesterday for the Blues.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:04 am  

Today is #AustraliaDay

It's an annual event where all things Aussie are celebrated.

This year, attention is focussed on helping survivors of the wildfires which have destroyed an area the size of Iceland.

Lizzy Crotty moved to Putney from Tasmania last year.

She tells Jackie's Lucy Mayer why she made the move, how it feels to be an Australia living in London, and how she's using her role with the Australian Wildlife Conservancy to create a wider awareness about the devastation.

Lizzy tells Lucy all about the work done by the Australian Wildlife Conservancy.

Lizzy is part of London's Australian Women's Club. You can find out more about it by clicking here.

Find out more about the Australian Wildlife Conservancy here.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:30 am  

Kingston Council wants all of its roads to become 20mph zones

It’s launched a consultation on the plans saying the limit is vital to improve air quality and reduce accidents.

Roads like the A3, which are under the control of TfL, wouldn’t be affected.

To take part in the consultation, go to
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:02 am  

There's a London derby in rugby union’s Premiership this afternoon between Harlequins and already relegated Saracens

Kick-off at the Twickenham Stoop is 3pm.

Meanwhile Exeter are a point clear at the top of the table this morning.

The leaders lost 22-19 at home to Sale - but did pick up a losing bonus point.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:05 am  

An engineer appointed to the Grenfell Tower inquiry by the Prime Minister has resigned after she was linked to the firm which supplied the block's deadly cladding

Seventy-two people died following the blaze in North Kensington in June 2017.

Benita Mehra used to be in charge of an organisation which received funding from the charitable arm of Arconic.

Karim Mussilhy from survivors' group Grenfell United says it’s a step in the right direction.

Phase two of the inquiry begins tomorrow.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:20 am  

In FA Cup action yesterday, Brentford lost their last cup match at Griffin Park

A youthful Bees side, featuring nine changes, lost 1-nil to Leicester.

They move into their new stadium next season.

In the National League Woking registered a 1-nil win over Yeovil at the Kingfield Stadium.

Sutton played out a goalless draw with Solihull Moors at Gander Green Lane.

In the South Division Hampton & Richmond Borough overhauled a 1-nil deficit to beat St Albans 2-1 at the Beveree Stadium.

Kingstonian won 3-1 against Carshalton in Isthmian League action at the King George’s Field in Tolworth.

Corinthian Casuals lost by the same margin at Folkstone.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:27 am  

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Lucy Mayer
Lucy is the News and Travel Editor. Find out more about her on the Presenters page.

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Luke Williams
Luke spends his free time playing synthesisers and watching old sitcoms. Journalism helps remind him of the 21st century.

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Chloe Norman
Chloe presents both news and travel - find out more about her on the Presenters page.

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Alex Loveridge
Alex loves watching tennis at Surbiton and Wimbledon and also plays a bit too. He swims at Richmond, but not in the Thames.

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Mike Oban
Mike enjoys playing and watching sports and is a budding football coach.

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Jacqui Kerr
Jacqui enjoys all sports and has had a go at most! She loves talking, current affairs, music, and walking her polar-bear-sized dog.

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David Walker
David´s philosophy is you only live once so go out and grab every opportunity no matter how small.

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Sharmeen Ziauddin
Sharmeen lives in Worcester Park and loves lie-ins, kittens, books, politics, make-up and anything with sugar in it, but hates Monday mornings with a vengeance.

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John Beesley
John lives in Hounslow. He enjoys beer and singing with barbershop quartets and choruses, though not necessarily in that order.

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Emily Dexter
Emily is creative and has wide-ranging interests.

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Amelia Beltrao
Amelia thinks living in New Malden definitely has its benefits: she gets the shops and beautiful riverside from Kingston, can walk her dogs on the common and visit the tennis in Wimbledon, as well as having a great range of Asian culture and cuisines on her high street.

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Katie Waple
Katie presents both news and travel - find out more about her on the Presenters page.

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Annie Smith
Annie grew up in Molesey. You can often find her cycling (badly) along the tow path by the river in Kingston or walking her dog Scout in Bushy Park.

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Clare Whitehead
Clare is a playwright, an experienced voiceover artist and the narrator of several audio books. She loves dogs and ballet!

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