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Saturday, 15 February 2020

A man from Cheam, who was arrested in Egypt for reportedly patting a male airport security guard on the back, has been released

A man from Cheam, who was arrested in Egypt for reportedly patting a male airport security guard on the back, has been released.

Supporters of businessman Tony Camoccio thought he would be accused of sexual assault.

He was at the end of his holiday with his wife and a large group of friends when the incident is said to have happened at an airport checkpoint.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:43 pm  

Teddington’s Udney Park has finally had its status of Local Green Space confirmed by Richmond Council

The Udney Park Playing Field Trust and Teddington Society had campaigned for over three years to have the site protected.

It was purchased by Quantum, a private equity developer in 2015, who planned to develop it.

The LGS status raises protection against development on areas which “provide great recreational value to the community.”

Statement from new planning inspector Paul Griffiths at Richmond Council:

There is more than enough evidence that Udney Park Playing Fields are demonstrably special to the local community. It is abundantly clear that UPPF meet the criteria for LGS designation. I am of the firm view that designation of UPPF as LGS has been very clearly justified”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:21 pm  

Banstead District Scouts have been given a very important gift

Banstead District Scouts have been given a very important gift.

They’ve been handed £6,000 by the London Marathon Charitable trust to overhaul their toilet facilities.

Chairman Colin Griffiths says it will enable users “to have the facilities they should expect, and indeed deserve”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:19 pm  

A holiday-maker from Cheam who was detained in Egypt on assault charges has just been released.

Tony Camoccio, was accused of sexually assaulting an airport security officer he'd apparently patted on the back.

It’s believed the 51-year-old was arrested at an airport last Saturday evening as he was about to fly home.

A picture’s been released of him on Facebook - reunited with his wife and son after spending a week in prison there.

Tony is now looking forward to getting home as soon as possible.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:13 pm  

80 electric vehicle charging points are going to be installed in Surrey.

There’ll be put in areas where there’s concern over air quality, or a lack of off-street parking.

They’ll be split across four councils, with Spelthorne the only North Surrey borough to get them.

The government recently announced no new petrol or diesel powered cars will be sold in the UK from 2035.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:16 pm  

Council tax is on the up in Epsom and Ewell.

Councillors have agreed a 2.5% increase, equivalent to a rise of £4.95 a year for ‘band D’ properties.

Surrey Country Council has already announced a 3.99% increase and Surrey Police a 3.8% increase for 2020/21.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:30 pm  

Five fire engines and around 35 firefighters were called to a block of in Battersea yesterday.

on Parkham Street Part of a four roomed flat on the second floor was destroyed in a blaze.

The Brigade was called at 13:44pm and the fire was under control by 3 o’clock.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

There are no reports of an injuries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:47 am  

British Transport Police have released a CCTV image after a woman had her teeth broken during an attempted robbery in Croydon.

The incident happened at 11.30am on Tuesday the 4th of February at Reeves Corner Tram Stop.

A man is reported to have tried ripping the victim’s bag from her hands, causing her to fall over and suffer injuries to her face and teeth.

Officers would like to speak to the man in the image who may have information that can help their investigation.

Anyone with any information is urged to contact Police.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:05 am  

It’s a busy day for sport today…

In the Championship, Brentford are up against Birmingham, Fulham are at home to Barnsley and QPR take on Stoke.

In League 1, AFC Wimbledon take a trip to Rotherham.

In the Rugby premiership, Harlequins will be at home to London Irish at the Stoop.

And finally, in London 3, Reeds Weybridge hope to clock up their 50th win with a trip to Basingstoke.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:09 am  

A campaign group claims a man from Cheam in jail in Egypt has endured bullying and harassment from prison guards.

Tony Carmoccio was detained at an airport last weekend after he allegedly patted a security guard on the back.

He was arrested on suspicion of sexual assault and faces a further two weeks behind bars.

Campaign group Detained in Dubai says he has also reported hearing the screams of other prisoners being tortured and his cell is freezing.

Tony’s MP, Paul Scully, is in talks with both the family and the Foreign office to try and secure his release.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:25 am  

Over 4,000 metres of footpath in Horton Country Park in Epsom have been resurfaced.

Funding for the work came from the Community Infrastructure Levy.

That’s a charge issued to developers by councils to help facilitate community projects like this one.

The council says a number of the paths were riddled with large puddles and had become very muddy.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:44 am  

Heathrow is warning that it could lose its status as Europe’s number one airport in just two years.

The airport says Paris Charles de Gaulle is growing at twice the rate it is.

Last year saw record passenger numbers at the West London hub, at nearly 81m people.

CEO John Holland-Kaye reiterated his desire for expansion, saying “Heathrow’s new runway will make the UK a winner”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:24 am  

Detectives investigating the murder of a teenager in Isleworth have made four more arrests.

17-year-old Abdirashid Mohamoud from Brentford died after being stabbed in Union Lane last March.

Three men in their early 20s have been arrested on suspicion of murder.

A 42-year-old has been detained on suspicion of perverting the course of justice.

They’ve been released on bail and are set to appear in court next month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:42 am  

Wandsworth has the highest level of car club membership in the country.

One in seven residents with a driving licence is a member of one of the four clubs operating in the borough.

There are more than 29,000 members who have access to 313 cars that are all compliant with London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone.

Data presented to the Council shows that car clubs result in fewer trips being made by car with resulting lower levels of pollution and CO2.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:10 am  

Royal Parks says it is not planning on closing any parks this weekend because of Storm Dennis.

All of its parks, including Bushy and Richmond, had to be closed last weekend because of Storm Ciara.

Around 40 trees were damaged during the storm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:17 am  

A man who ran a cannabis factory in two homes in Walton has been jailed.

52-year-old Mahmood Safazi was found to have grown over £800,000 worth of the drug, which has since been destroyed.

A taser, three crossbows and a CS gas canister were also found in the two homes he used as farms.

Police say they are “indebted to the community” for their help in the investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:16 am  

Friday, 14 February 2020

A firearm has reportedly been discharged in Chessington

Police were called to Jubilee Way at around 4.40pm.

There have been no reports of any injuries.

No arrests have been made and enquiries are continuing to establish what happened.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:10 pm  

Police are continuing to search for a 12-year-old girl who has gone missing from Croydon

12-year-old Zeinab Abdullah was last seen in the borough on the 5th of February.

It’s thought that she could possibly be in the Wandsworth area.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is being urged to contact police on 101 with the reference 0303791/20.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:10 pm  

A 25-year-old man is being hunted by police in Wandsworth

Connor Hayhurst, who also goes by the surname Harrison, is wanted for an attempted burglary.

In December he was caught smashing the window of a property to gain entry.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is being asked to contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:10 pm  

Police were called to a house in Fulham earlier after suspicious items were reported inside a house

Officers attended the property in Lillie Road just before 1pm, erecting a cordon.

Following assessment, the items were not deemed to pose a risk to the public and the cordon was lifted.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:10 pm  

60s rockers The Who will play Kingston again tonight for the second time in as many days

The gigs at Pryzm nightclub are the band’s smallest shows in over 40 years.

The Who last played in the same spot 53 years ago.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:10 pm  

A campaign to get a man from Cheam, in jail in Egypt home, is gathering momentum.

Tony Camoccio was detained after reportedly patting an airport security guard on the back as he was about to fly home on Saturday.

The 51-year-old is accused of sexual assault but hasn’t been charged.

Tony’s friend Guy Walker says it’s all a mistake.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

The number of cases of mumps has hit its highest in England in a decade.

More than 5,000 were recorded last year, four times the number in 2018.

Public Health England's blaming outbreaks in universities and colleges and says most cases were young adults who didn't have the MMR jab.

There were 103 suspected cases of mumps in Surrey in the first 20 weeks of 2019.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Staff at Epsom and St Helier hospitals are reassuring residents things won’t change when a new “super-hospital” is built.

NHS England is currently consulting on three sites for it; Epsom, St Helier and Sutton, with Sutton its preferred choice.

Doctors, nurses and consultants have taken part in an online video highlighting the services that will be retained.

Campaigners against the plans say key services like maternity and A&E need to be retained at all three sites for safety reasons.

The consultation, which closes on April the 1st, can be found by clicking here.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Houses in roads with Valentine’s themed names sell better than those without.

That’s according to research by estate agent comparison site, Get Agent.

Roads with the word “Love” and “Trust” in the name top the best sellers list.

That’s good news for South West London, which has a number of Love Lanes in areas including Surbiton, Cheam and Morden.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:49 pm  

Plane delayed at Heathrow over Coronavirus fears

The World Health Organisation's played down the risk of coronavirus to this summer's Olympics.

It says there's no reason currently why the Covid-19 outbreak should cause the event in Tokyo to be cancelled or relocated.

Meanwhile passengers have been delayed from leaving a plane at Heathrow after a passenger fell ill on a flight from San Francisco.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:19 pm  

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard admits he's disappointed they weren't able to bring Hakim Ziyech to the club during January's transfer window.

They've agreed a deal with Ajax to sign the Moroccan international in the summer, after the Dutch side were unwilling to let him leave last month.

Lampard tells Sky Sports News, he's confident the forward will be a great addition to his squad when he arrives at the end of the season.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

New Malden’s controversial Cocks Crescent development is one step closer today.

Kingston Council has agreed to look for a developer to make it a reality; this is expected to take between 6 and 9 months.

Some residents say they don’t want another tower block in New Malden, and infrastructure, like GP surgeries and schools is lacking.

But councillors say when complete, it will provide improved leisure facilities, affordable homes and better routes for pedestrians and cyclists.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

Heathrow officials allegedly refused to call a doctor for a 6-year-old boy, while his father was detained for over ten hours

Bangladeshi Rahman Mahafuzer was reportedly interrogated about his right to be in the UK, despite living here since last May.

The Guardian is reporting that his son had recently had surgery, and was sick while an officer told him “it is normal to vomit” and refused him medical attention.

He’s been given an apology, and the Home Office says Border Force have “set procedures” for passengers needing medical care.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

A kimono once owned by the late Freddie Mercury is going on public display for the first time.

It had been in a private collection until now and was worn by the Queen frontman while at home.

It'll be part of a new exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum, called Kyoto To Catwalk.

The star, who grew up in Feltham, died in 1991 at his home in Kensington.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:47 am  

People in New Malden are calling on Kingston Council to stop "patching up potholes" and completely resurface the roads.

Residents say potholes that have opened up in roads such as Lime Grove and Elm Road are dangerous because they are so large, and near three schools.

They’re blaming the amount of HGVs that are allowed to use the small routes, even though signs saying “unsuitable for heavy goods vehicles” line the Groves.

Vehicles weighing over 3.5 tonnes are classified as HGVs.

Bad remedial works on previous holes are also being blamed.

Residents claim a number, including on one Elm Road that was filled this week, have opened up again.

People living in New Malden want the roads completely resurfaced and not "patched up."

A Kingston Council Spokesperson said:

"Any potholes reported to us on our website or to our Contact Centre are followed up in accordance with our Complaints procedure SLA timescales, hazardous/dangerous situations are inspected and actioned promptly in accordance with our Highways Policy timescales."

"Kingston Council has an annual carriageway resurfacing programme and Lime Grove in The Groves is on the programme for this year. There is no vehicle weight limit in The Groves, however we are working closely with local residents and schools to improve traffic in the area."

To report a pothole in Kingston, click here
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:57 am  

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are reportedly closing their London office and making their 15-strong team redundant

The Daily Mail claims the affected staff were told last month, as Harry and Meghan prepare to drop their HRH titles and "step back" from royal duties.

Among them is said to be Marnie Gaffney, from Kingston, who was made a member of the Royal Victorian Order by the Queen for devoted service.

A Buckingham Palace spokesman has declined to comment on the reports.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

A friend of a father-of four from Cheam who has been jailed in Egypt has called the incident “upsetting” and “worrying” #helpfreetonycamoccio

Tony Camoccio was detained after reportedly patting an airport security guard on the back as he was about to fly home on Saturday.

The 51-year-old, who has been accused of sexual assault, was expected to be released on Sunday.

However, it’s believed officers told the family they need another 15 days to investigate the case.

Guy Walker, who has known Tony for over 20 years, has described him as a great person.

The family is asking people to help with its campaign to get him home by using #helpfreetonycamoccio on social media.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:09 am  

A major route through Surbiton is going to be closed for up to five hours today

St Marks Hill will shut at 10am to allow for a crane to be erected and mobile phone works carried out.

Stay tuned to Jackie for the latest travel.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:40 am  

Staff and students at Carew Academy in Wallington are celebrating a positive Ofsted inspection

Following the two-day inspection in January the school was rated ‘Outstanding’ in all categories.

Carew is a special school for students aged 7-19 with a wide range of ability levels and additional learning needs, including complex needs.

Inspectors were impressed with the high quality of education and the work with families and external agencies.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:01 am  

McLaren have launched their 2020 Challenger but driver Lando Norris has warned fans not to expect too much this season

The Woking based 8-time Constructors' Champions haven't won a race since 2012 and have just one podium in the last 120 entries across both cars.

Norris says talk of returning the team to its former glories isn’t realistic right now.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:33 am  

The Met Office has issued weather warnings for the next three days as Storm Dennis arrives in the UK

Tomorrow is expected to be the most hazardous, with yellow warnings for wind and rain covering large swathes of the country.

Locally flood alerts have been issued for the Tidal Thames riverside from Putney to Teddington Weir, Chertsey Bourne and the River Thames from Hampton and Thames Ditton to Teddington.

Worst affected areas will see a month's worth of rain in 24 hours.

A flood warning means flooding is expected with immediate action required while a flood alert means flooding is possible and people should be prepared.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:24 am  

Thursday, 13 February 2020

A 39-year-old man has been jailed following a stabbing in Northolt

A court heard how Glen Phillips repeatedly attacked a man with a knife causing injuries to his face, neck, legs and arms.

A woman later told officers that Phillips was her ex-partner and she’d been out with the victim on the same night of the attack.

He eventually handed himself into a police station following a manhunt.

He’s been sentenced at Isleworth Crown Court to 88 months in prison.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:32 pm  

Police are renewing efforts to find two people wanted in connection with an ongoing investigation

44 year old Nathan Smithers from Stanwell and 38 year old Liza Mullan are known to frequent Sunbury, Ashford, Egham and Staines.

Liza also goes by the names Lisa Mullard and Taleah Harris.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:32 pm  

A 13-year-old girl has gone missing from Croydon

Malaika Mahmood was last seen this morning and has possible links to the Gravesend area.

Anyone with any information on her whereabouts is being asked to contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:18 pm  

Police are asking for more information about two teenagers who were seen loitering near the scene of a burglary in Staines

They were seen near Norlands Lane at around 9pm on Sunday.

The house on the nearby Chertsey Lane was broken into at some point between 6pm Sunday and 2.30 Monday.

If you have any information, contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:18 pm  

A man from Croydon who threatened sex workers and stole cash from them has been handed over 9 years in jail

23 year old Solomon Abdul made two appointments to meet with escorts.

During the first incident, he and another man falsely imprisoned the victim in her flat, holding her hostage at knifepoint.

When they found she did not have much money on her, they became aggressive.

She reported the incident to police a few days later when she heard from other sex workers they had been the victim of a similar crime.

The second offence took place at a hotel in Farnborough.

Abdul again let another man into the hotel before cutting the victim’s face and chest with a knife when she refused to hand over cash.

The two men eventually found her purse containing cash and bank cards and fled.

Detective Constable Michael Beskine, of Central-East Crime Command, said: “Abdul carried out two increasingly violent attacks and it was extremely important that we caught him before he seriously injured, or even killed someone.

“The victims of the violent burglaries were vulnerable women who Abdul had arranged to meet. After establishing they were alone, Abdul then allowed another man to enter the room.

“Abdul displayed a sadistic nature in the way he tortured the last victim. Both victims have been deeply affected by their traumatic experiences. But they have shown extraordinary bravery in reporting these offences and co-operating with the police investigation.

“This case demonstrates the Metropolitan Police will do everything it can to arrest and prosecute the most dangerous criminals and keep them off the streets of London.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:18 pm  

A tram network between Colliers Wood and Sutton could soon become a reality.

81% of people who responded to a consulation said they supported trams.

While the most popular route was South Wimbledon to Sutton, TfL’s preferred route starts at Colliers Wood.

That’s despite a price tag of of around £425m, of which only £100m has been found so far.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Stormzy has rescheduled part of his world tour over fears of coronavirus.

The 26-year old rapper who lives in Kingston says the "ongoing" concerns about COVID-19 means he's "regrettably" having to reschedule his gigs in Asia.

The 'Heavy is the Head' tour kicked off last week in Dubai and will end in Lagos this October.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

A father-of four from Cheam is in jail in Egypt after allegedly patting an airport security guard on the back.

51 year old Tony Camoccio has not been charged after the incident, which followed a holiday, and his family is still in Hurghada.

He’s been handed another 15 days behind bars on suspicion of sexual assault.

His MP, Paul Scully, has contacted the foreign secretary on his behalf as well as the British Embassy in Egypt.

His family has issued this statement;

"It has been 5 days since he was arrested and he still hasn’t been charged. Supposedly, Tony was to be seen in court on Sunday and is still waiting to know what the official charges are against him. However, this accusation could be enough to ruin his life. He has four children and a loving wife and many friends. We need this man, his wife and his son to come back home."

The family is asking people to help with its campaign to get him home by using #helpfreetonycamoccio on social media.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:23 pm  

The Lib Dem mayoral candidate in London wants to introduce a "youth happy hour" if elected.

Siobhan Benita says that's where schools would provide safe spaces after lessons to keep children away from knife crime.

The candidate from New Malden launched her campaign earlier.

The London mayoral election will take place on the 7th of May.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

AFC Wimbledon fans hoping to bring football home are being urged to check out the Plough Lane Bond

But what is it?

AFC fan and bond creator Damian Woodward explains all.

The bond needs to secure £5 million by tomorrow.

To find out more, click here.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:49 pm  

Esher and Walton's MP stays on at the Foreign Office

Sajid Javid has quit as Chancellor.

The Prime Minister's reorganising his top team and wanted him to stay on, but Mr Javid refused to sack his team of advisers.

He's been replaced by Rishi Sunak.

Four other MPs have also been sacked.

Dominic Raab is still at the Foreign Office, Priti Patel remains Home Secretary and Matt Hancock stays as Health Secretary.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:39 pm  

JLS are thanking fans after announcing they are getting back together.

The boys, from Croydon, Hammersmith, Greenwich and Orpington, say they've been overwhelmed by the reaction.

They’ve revealed it feels good to be back and that they have so much in store.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:35 pm  

Chelsea have confirmed they've agreed a deal with Ajax to sign Hakim Ziyech.

The Moroccan international forward will move to Stamford Bridge in the summer, after he's agreed personal terms.

The transfer is thought to be worth up to £37.6 million.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

The number of people admitted to hospital because of alcohol has risen across the South East steadily over the past 6 years.

That’s according to analysis by UK Addiction Treatment Centres group.

Conditions for hospital admissions due to alcohol include cardiovascular disease, alcohol poisoning, and alcoholic liver disease.

There were over 17,000 NHS hospital admissions in Surrey in 2013; by last year, they had risen by 30% to over 22,000.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

Seven people have been led to safety after a studio flat in Sutton caught fire this morning

They were all from the neighbouring apartments on Westmoreland drive.

Most of the studio was destroyed, but there are no reports of any injuries.

The cause is under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:09 pm  

A car on Putney Embankment floated away during high tide yesterday

The London Port Authority are hoping to recover it today.

Water levels rose to over six metres in the area yesterday, reaching the height of benches along the riverside.

A flood alert is in force this evening as well.

Picture credits: Magnum Colclough, @AlanBarrierEA
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:29 am  

Seven people have been led to safety after a studio flat in Sutton caught fire this morning

They were all from the neighbouring apartments on Westmoreland drive.

Most of the studio was destroyed, but there are no reports of any injuries.

The cause is under investigation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:06 am  

AFC Wimbledon fans hoping to bring football home have until tomorrow to help plug an £11 million stadium funding shortfall

The Plough Lane Bond is asking supporters to raise £5 million, with the other £6 million coming from a sponsor.

Damian Woodward helped launch the bond.

He says the end goal is very much in sight.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:49 am  

A development in New Malden is set to get one step closer later

Councillors will meet today to approve finding a partner for the Cock’s Crescent site, which includes a controversial tower block.

The Council says it will provide a “leisure and community hub” and provide the opportunity for affordable housing.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:18 am  

Kingston Council has pledged to invest £4.72 million to further improve the borough’s road and transport network

The Environmental and Sustainable Transport committee will implement a £1.3 million pound funding grant from TfL.

The plan is to reduce air pollution and create safer roads with a more accessible transport network for everyone.

The Go-Cycle programme will also be progressed to the next stage involving the link from Kingston to New Malden.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:34 am  

Fulham have missed the chance to go second in the Championship following a 1-all draw at Millwall in their London derby

West Brom moved 6 points clear at the top of the table after a 2-1 win at Reading.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:16 am  

In the wake of the global outbreak of coronavirus a leading medical microbiologist from Kingston University is warning against the dangers of stigmatising particular communities

Professor Mark Fielder is an expert in rapid detection and diagnosis of infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance.

He’s been studying the likelihood of a new virus emerging through animal to human transmission with his research team.

Professor Fielder, who’ll be giving a public lecture on the new coronavirus at Kingston University this afternoon, emphasised that the infection does not differentiate between communities or ethnicities.

The lecture is on at the university’s Clattern Lecture Theatre at 1pm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:19 am  

In Women’s Super League action Chelsea registered a 2-nil win over Birmingham City at Kingsmeadow

They’re second behind Manchester City Women but have a game in hand.

The Sky Blues won 1-nil at home to Bristol City Women.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:02 am  

Police have arrested a woman at Heathrow Airport on suspicion of terrorism offences

The 25-year-old was taken into custody after arriving on a flight just after 10.30 last night.

Scotland Yard says she's suspected of having links to a banned organisation.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:22 am  

Wednesday, 12 February 2020

JLS are back together seven years after splitting up

They've put a video on Twitter of the four boys on the phone with each other discussing a comeback.

Band members Marvin Humes, Aston Merrygold, JB Gill and Oritsé Williams from Croydon, were runners-up on The X Factor in 2008.

They say they are hitting the road for a string of dates in November and December this year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:59 pm  

An elderly man is in hospital following a collision in Richmond

Police were called to reports of a collision between a car and a pedestrian in Sheen Lane at around 6.20pm.

His condition is not yet known.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:11 pm  

Spelthorne has been handed over £100,000 to help combat homelessness in the borough

The grant comes as part of the government’s rough sleeping initiative.

It will help with the setting up of a Housing First project, which will aim to provide seven new properties over the next 7 years.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:11 pm  

A photographer from Esher died in the Outer Hebrides after being “dragged into the sea” by a wave

The coroner has confirmed Agnes Proudhon-Smith died by drowning in March last year.

She had been on a photography trip to the Isle of Harris.

The 50-year-old had gained a distinction from the Royal Photographic Society for pictures she took in Valencia.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:11 pm  

An emergency law to stop terrorists automatically being released after half their sentence has moved a step closer

MPs gave it an unopposed second reading and it’s expected to clear all its stages in the House of Commons today.

It's being brought in after a convicted terrorist - who'd been let out halfway through his sentence for good behaviour - stabbed two people in Streatham this month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:11 pm  

British Airways has announced that it is restoring its links to Cornwall giving access to one of Europe’s busiest hubs.

The services into Heathrow from Newquay will start in the summer.

Five return flights are planned every week.

The route is currently operated by Flybe who announced that it plans to divert its current flights into Gatwick from April.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

A children’s charity in Hammersmith is using robots to put young patients in touch with their friends.

image courtesy of the Starlight Children's Foundation

The Starlight Children’s Foundation says the portable 30cm tall units allow young people to communicate remotely.

The robot’s camera is controlled by the child from familiar environments at home or school.

The user can control the unit’s four programmed facial expressions –allowing it to be happy, sad, confused or neutral.

You can see a picture of the robot on our Jackie news twitter page

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

60s rockers The Who will play Kingston tonight.

The two gigs at Pryzm will be the band’s smallest shows in over 40 years.

The Who last played in the same spot 53 years ago.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:12 pm  

Hounslow says it’s “naturally” disappointed to have missed out on becoming the London Borough of Culture for 2021 or 2023.

Lucy Mayer has this report.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Three people who committed burglaries in Tooting have been jailed

43-year-old Richard Styles was found selling high value electricals at a pawn shop, and fitting false number plates to stolen cars.

He and his partner were arrested, and a stolen saxophone was found at his house.

22-year-old was seen driving a stolen vehicle that he crashed in Earlsfield.

They’ve been sentenced to a total of over seven years.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:30 pm  

Brentford kept their hopes of securing automatic promotion from the Championship on track last night

They're a couple of points adrift of the top two, following a 1-all draw with second placed Leeds at Griffin Park.

Boss Thomas Frank says it was clear how important the match - and result - was to both teams.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:52 am  

Construction has started on two new state-of-the-art mental health facilities at Springfield Hospital in Tooting

They will form part of the new development at the site which will eventually include 839 new homes and a 32-acre public park.

SW London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust says land will also be made available for a potential new school.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:12 am  

Over 100,000 people have signed a petition calling for an independent inquiry into the death of a 7 year old boy in Chertsey

A coroner ruled Zane Gbangbola died from carbon monoxide from a petrol pump used to remove floodwater from his home in 2014.

But his parents, Kye and Nicole, believe he was killed by gases that had leaked from an old landfill site at the end of their garden.

The family’s supporters are gathering at Westminster to call for the independent inquiry.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:55 am  

A petition has been launched to save New Malden’s Post Office.

It was announced last month that the site in the high street is to be run as a franchise from April.

However, some residents fear this could lead to some services being downgraded, which they claim has happened at other franchised sites.

The petition can be found here
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:33 am  

Teachers and support staff are walking out in more than 30 Sixth Form colleges today, including Esher College and St Francis Xavier in Clapham

The National Education Union says its members are protesting against the impact of funding cuts to their sector.

They say job losses, class size increases and cuts to teaching times need to be reversed to stop students' education suffering.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:07 am  

Former Chelsea winger Shaun Wright-Phillips is predicting big things for his old club.

Frank Lampard's young side are fourth in the Premier League in the ex-midfielder's first season at the helm.

Wright-Phillips played with Lampard at Chelsea and he tells Sky Sports News, he's been impressed.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am  

Sutton may have lost out on the London Borough of Culture 2023, but it has still won big.

It’s been awarded the Mayor’s Cultural Impact Award.

This means it will be able to host events on the theme of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths in 2023.

The £200,000 award funding from The Mayor’s office will be used to stage six events, including a light and laser show.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 am  

A 17-year-old man from Coulsdon has been charged with murder.

18-year-old Clinton Evbota was stabbed to death in Southwark last year.

Police were called on the 10th of October at 8:21pm to the Brandon Estate where Clinton was pronounced dead at the scene an hour later.

The 17-year-old and four others are due to appear in court later today.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 am  

Fulham boss Scott Parker feels it will be difficult to continue their unbeaten run tonight.

They make the short trip across London to face Millwall at the Den in the Championship.

The hosts have lost just three times at home in the league all season.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 am  

Hounslow says it’s “naturally” disappointed to have missed out on becoming the London Borough of Culture for 2021 or 2023.

Lucy Mayer has this report.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 am  

It’s believed the expansion of Heathrow could cause regional airports to lose significant volumes of flights.

That’s according to the Department for Transport’s Aviation Forecasts.

The Committee on Climate Change also stated that a third runway is likely to kill off any prospect of growth at non-London airports.

The news comes as Boris Johnson spoke of the importance of delivering prosperity to every part of the country as he gave the greenlight to HS2.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:01 am  

Tuesday, 11 February 2020

Leeds have held on to second spot in the Championship after coming from behind to draw 1-1 at Brentford

The point moves the London club above Nottingham Forest who missed the chance to move into the automatic promotion spots after slipping to a 1-nil defeat at home to Charlton.

Elsewhere 10-man Wigan drew 2-2 with Middlesbrough and Swansea against QPR was goalless.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:59 pm  

A number of applicants to this year’s Ride London – Surrey 100 could have been affected by a data breach

The BBC says organisers of the cycling event are "urgently looking into" the incident involving potential participants' personal details.

It is unclear how many applicants have been affected by the issue which saw entrants receive other people's ballot results.

Prudential RideLondon has apologised for the error.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:20 pm  

Eight people who were due to be deported to Jamaica are having their cases reviewed by the Home Office

Around 50 foreign criminals were meant to leave the UK this morning.

But the flight set off from Heathrow with just 17 passengers, after a judge ruled some of the detainees hadn't had proper access to legal advice.

Labour MP Diane Abbott is among those who've raised concerns.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:20 pm  

UPDATE: A 12-year-old boy who went missing from Ashford has been found safe and well

Victor Fakeye had last been seen outside his home at 11.30 earlier this morning.

Police say a member of the public spotted him travelling on a bus in the Hammersmith area.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:20 pm  

A woman has had her teeth broken in an assault on the Croydon Tramlink

The incident happened at 11.30am last Tuesday at the Reeves Corner stop.

A man is reported to have tried ripping the victim’s bag from her hands, causing her to fall over and suffer injuries to her face and teeth.

Witnesses challenged him and he ran away empty handed towards West Croydon station where he is believed to have boarded a train.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:20 pm  

Carshalton Athletic made a big statement regarding their promotion aspirations last Saturday.

Photo credit: Ian Gerrard

After getting back to winning ways at Bowers and Pitsea 1-0 last week, through defender Jordan Cheadle's 25 yard blockbuster, the Robins visited second-placed Folkestone Invicta aiming to cut the nine point deficit between the two clubs.

And it was the travelling fans that left Cheriton Road joyous after witnessing Carshalton register an impressive 3-1 victory.

The versatile Ola Sogbanmu, who registered his first goal of the season during the win, believes his side got their tactics right on the Kent coast.

"We wanted to keep the same energy from the Bowers game going, but we let them come at us for a while before we reacted," said Sogbanmu.

"We made sure we were nice and compact defensively as we know what we can do going forward.

"And, unlike some previous games, we converted our chances in this one so it was a good afternoon all round."

The match on Saturday started evenly but Carshalton playmaker Ricky Korboa was on the receiving end of several late challenges.

It was one of those tackles that led to the opening goal as the forward was caught in the home box and Paris Hamilton-Downes dispatched the spot-kick.

And Carshalton doubled their lead before half-time as a corner kick eventually led to Daniel Pappoe deflecting Danny Dudley's scuffed shot into the back of the net.

Sogbanmu was on target just two minutes after the restart, guiding home a low cross beyond goalkeeper Tim Roberts, which meant Tyler Sterling's late strike for the home side was mere consolation.

"I saw Paps get free in the box and I knew he'd try and smash the ball back across," smiled Sogbanmu whom has also played in midfield and defence for Carshalton this season.

"So I timed my run to go near post and I've guided the ball cleanly past the keeper.

"I didn't mind being ask to play up front. I know I can do a job anywhere on the pitch, but I put the team first and will always give my best no matter where I'm involved."

That victory put Carshalton on level points with fourth-placed Hornchurch as the race for promotion from the Isthmian Premier League hots up.

Next up for Carshalton Athletic is a home game against Potters Bar Town on Saturday, KO 3pm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Richmond has the lowest prevalence of diabetes in the country.

That’s according to new research by Diabetes UK, which says the number of people with the condition nationally has reached 4.8m.

CEO Chris Askew says type two diabetes is an “urgent public health crisis”.

3.8% of people in Richmond have the condition, with Bradford highest in the country at nearly 11%.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Today is Safer Internet Day.

It’s a day when concerns like privacy and cyber-bullying are highlighted across the globe.

Over 1,000 people, concerned about their use of the internet, contacted the Lucy Faithfull Foundation in Epsom in 2018.

Donald Findlater is an expert in child sexual abuse prevention with the charity.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

Leeds hope to address their dreadful form this evening when they travel to Brentford in the Championship.

The Yorkshire club have won just one of their last five league matches and defeat will see them slip out of the automatic promotion spots.

Brentford could go second with a win, but Nottingham Forest could also move into the top two with a victory at home to Charlton.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:12 pm  

A man who stabbed two people in a terrorist attack in Streatham died after police fired six shots.

A watchdog's looking into what action was taken against Sudesh Amman before and during the incident 9 days ago.

He was under 24-hour surveillance.

One of the shots hit a supermarket window and another hit a pharmacy.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

An investigation into this month's terror attack on Streatham High Road has revealed six shots were aimed at the attacker.

Two police officers fired at Sudesh Amman, with two bullets hitting shop windows and the shattered glass injuring a woman.

The Independent Office for Police Conduct says none of the officers is under investigation, and it's praised their response.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:49 pm  

The government's appealing a ruling which prevented 25 convicted criminals being deported to Jamaica on a flight out of Heathrow this morning.

A court decided to block their removal after concerns they didn't get proper access to legal advice.

It's thought around 25 were deported as planned.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

A new CCTV image has been released in connection with a late night assault in Epsom.

The victim suffered a broken jaw and nose after being attacked in the alleyway next to Nandos on December the 21st.

The picture is of a white man in his early 20s.

Anyone with any information should contact Surrey Police on 101 to report and quote the reference number PR/45200000609.

A 19 year-old man from Epsom was arrested in January on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm with intent, and possession a psychoactive substance with intent to supply after being found with 106 NOS canisters.

He has since been released on bail.

This is not the man in the CCTV images.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:02 pm  

A drug dealer has been convicted at Isleworth Crown Court

Tomasz Frejman was first stopped by police in November when a bag of herbal cannabis was found in the rear of his car.

A search was then carried out at his address where drugs worth a potential street value of over £4,200 were discovered.

The 35-year-old was subsequently charged with possession with intent to supply cannabis.

He’s been sentenced to 9 months in prison and ordered to carry out 80 hours of unpaid work.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:53 am  

The town that gave birth to Stormzy has been announced as London Borough of Culture 2023

Croydon beat off stiff competition from the likes of Hounslow and Sutton to be declared the winner this morning.

Croydon's been given £1.35m of funding, for a programme that will involve 20,000 participants, every school, and over 1,500 artists.

Council Leader Tony Newman says “Croydon is the home of talent, with a rich music heritage as the birthplace of punk, grime and more”.

He says there’s an “exciting future ahead”.

Councillor Oliver Lewis, cabinet member for culture, leisure and sport, said: “I want to thank everyone who has contributed to this fantastic achievement – our culture team, the partners in our bid, and our cultural network. Through This is Croydon, we will show the rest of London and the world how the arts can empower communities to write their own futures and tell their own stories.”

The Leader of Croydon Council and Councillor Oliver Lewis were both at City Hall this morning to welcome the news, with council Chief Executive Jo Negrini, members of the council’s culture team and three representatives from the Croydon Culture Network who helped shape the bid: Malti Patel from Apsara Arts, Lizzie Lambie from FMM Pop Up and Shaiqua Benjamin from Young People Insight.

For more info, click here
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:20 am  

A host of well known faces are gearing up to play a celebrity football match at Kingsmeadow Stadium

Taking place on April the 26th, it’s in aid of the AFC Wimbledon Foundation and The Paul Strank Charitable Trust.

Calum Best, son of footballing legend George, is one of the famous faces taking part.

He's been speaking to Jackie's Nick Reed-Clarke, alongside AFC Wimbledon record goal-scorer Kevin Cooper, ahead of match day.

To find out more about the AFC Wimbledon Foundation click here

To find out more about the Paul Strank Charitable Trust click here
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:12 am  

Emergency laws to keep terrorists in prison are going to be presented to parliament today, following the terror attack in Streatham

The government wants to stop the release of Mohammed Zahir Khan, due to be released on the 28th of February.

The current laws would allow him to be released after serving half his sentence for encouraging terrorism.

Lawyers are reportedly preparing a legal challenge, but the government says they’re not extending sentences, just how they’re administered.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:17 am  

Deportation flight leaves Heathrow

A planned deportation flight to Jamaica has gone ahead despite a court battle between the government and campaigners.

Some of those due to be on the plane have had their removals delayed by a judge because of concerns they didn't have proper access to legal advice.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:01 am  

It appears we’re none the wiser on the future of Wimbledon Police station

Lib Dem councillors have been asking London Mayor Sadiq Khan to confirm whether it will close due to cost cutting.

Mr Khan’s proposal to shut it was blocked in 2018, but councillors wanted him to confirm whether he’d appeal this decision.

However, at a Merton council meeting last week, Labour councillors forced through an amendment to neutralise their request.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:35 am  

Sir David Attenborough is going to present a new nature programme.

The 93-year-old, who’s from Richmond, says A Perfect Planet will explore the "fragile forces" which "allow life to flourish" on Earth.

He says humans must change our actions to become a force for good.

The show will be aired later this year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 am  

British Airways has suspended all flights to Beijing and Shanghai until March the 31st, amid concern over the spread of Coronavirus.

The Heathrow based airline says it is following the Foreign Office’s continued advice against all but essential travel to mainland China.

All the carrier’s flights from Beijing and Shanghai have been suspended until April the 1st.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 am  

Brentford boss Thomas Frank thinks Leeds are scared about visiting Griffin Park this evening.

The two sides meet in the Championship - and a win for the London side would move them above the Yorkshire club.

Leeds have just one win in their last five league matches and Frank says that record won't improve tonight.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 am  

A 22-year-old man is being hunted by police in Kingston.

Denito Meade is wanted for failing to appear in court after being charged with destroying 3 glass doors costing over £2,000.

You can view an image of him on our Jackie News Twitter feed.

Anyone with information is being asked to contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 am  

Monday, 10 February 2020

The annual Clink Ball has raised over £45,000 for the charity

The Clink rehabilitates prisoners by training them up to work in on-site restaurants including HMP High Down in Sutton.

The prisoners work towards gaining their accredited City & Guilds National Vocational Qualifications.

Friday’s event was an opportunity for guests to sample the food prepared and served by Clink graduates.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:05 pm  

Campaigners say they've managed to stop the deportation of around 50 people to Jamaica tomorrow morning after a last-minute ruling

The government says they're criminals, but the Court of Appeal says only those who've had recent access to a working SIM card can travel.

The charity Detention Action says people haven't been able to discuss legal representation.

Chief political correspondent, Jon Craig, says it's been an uncomfortable day for the government.

Earlier it was reported that 170 cross-party politicians, including Kingston and Richmond Park’s MPs, had urged the PM to halt the flight.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:05 pm  

People in Richmond with real coal fires or wood burners are being asked to check what they’re burning

The borough’s been a “Smoke Control Area” for many years, but experts say they are worried about the popularity of these appliances.

This means that you cannot emit grey smoke from a chimney and should either burn an authorised fuel or use an ‘exempt appliance.’

Authorised fire logs or coal are treated to reduce pollutants and so can be burned on an open fire.

Dry storage is essential; any damp fuel may cause smoke.

Between 28,000 and 36,000 people die prematurely as a result of air pollution every year in the UK.

38% of this damaging particulate matter comes from domestic wood-burners and open fires.

That’s according to research by King’s College London.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:05 pm  

A man’s been left with a broken jaw following a fight in Staines

Police were called to the scene outside the Turtle Bay restaurant in the High Street around 12.40am yesterday.

The victim was knocked unconscious after being pushed to the floor and suffered a broken jaw, broken teeth and a deep cut to his chin.

The suspect is described as his late 20s or early 30s, of a slim build with short, dark hair and facial hair.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:05 pm  

Brentford prepare to take on Leeds United at Griffin Park tomorrow

Brentford boss Thomas Frank has been updating reporters on preparations.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Campaigners seeking to stop a plane deporting 50 people to Jamaica have lost their case at the High Court.

170 politicians, including Kingston and Richmond Park’s MPs, had urged the Prime Minister to halt the flight.

Lawyers will now appeal against the decision this evening in an attempt to stop the deportation which is due to take place tomorrow.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:25 pm  

An idea born in a Nazi prisoner of war camp is still going strong in Fulham 75 years after the end of World War II.

The Brunswick Club for Young People in Haldane Road includes gym space, a football pitch and exercise areas.

The aim is to take children into young adulthood, while instilling in them the life skills of competitiveness, discipline and teamwork.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:04 pm  

A number of cherry trees have been planted and blessed at Hampton Court Palace

Over 6,000 cherry trees are being planted in parks and at schools across the UK.

It’s all thanks to the Sakura Cherry Tree Project.

The trees have been gifted by Japan to the UK to mark our life-long friendship.

Nicholas Garbutt is the Tree and Wildlife Conservation manager at Hampton Court Palace, where a number of trees were planted earlier.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Campaigners fighting to keep acute services at Epsom and St Helier hospitals are urging people to take part in NHS England's consultation

A public consultation has launched on proposals to change services at Epsom and St Helier Hospitals.

Members of the public are being asked for their views on three options to invest £500 million of national funding to build a new specialist emergency care hospital on the Epsom, St Helier or Sutton hospital sites.

The Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in Surrey Downs, Sutton and Merton have put forward Sutton as their preferred option for the location of the facility, near the Royal Marsden.

NHS England says all three options would see the majority of services (85%) staying at Epsom Hospital and at St Helier Hospital, with an investment of at least £80 million in the current buildings.

The consultation ends on Wednesday the 1st of April 2020 and no decisions will be made on the future of Epsom and St Helier hospitals until the spring or summer.

Campaigners Sarah McGuinness and Colin Crilly spoke with Jackie's Sandra Aggrey after the last meeting between health bosses.

To take part in the consultation, click here
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Two teenagers have been jailed for over 17 years for a violent attack in Croydon which left their friend dead.

18 year old Lewis West and 20 year old Mason Bird set out, with another man, Kye Manning, who later died, to attack an 18 year old last July.

Armed with large knives and a sword, they ordered a taxi to Brighton Road where they located their victim and ran towards him.

The victim was stabbed four times and attempted to flee the scene, but was chased by his three attackers; he later recovered from his injuries.

Manning died some hours after the attack.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:49 pm  

A number of cherry trees were planted at Hampton Court Palace this morning as part of the Sakura Cherry Tree Project

Over 6,000 have been gifted to the UK’s schools and parks by Japan to mark our long standing relationship with the country.

Lady Victoria Borwick is deputy chairman of the project.

She says the response from the public has been lovely.

For more details on the project, click here
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:46 pm  

Lawyers representing some of the 50 people facing deportation to Jamaica tomorrow are asking the High Court for a last-minute review.

More than 150 politicians, including Kingston and Surbiton MP Sir Ed Davey, are also urging the prime minister to stop the flight as some of the detainees came to Britain when they were children.

But the government claims those being forcibly removed have committed "very serious offences," including manslaughter and rape.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

Richmond and Bushy Parks have reopened, following checks after Storm Ciara

All the Royal Parks were closed yesterday, due to the possibility of debris or falling trees.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:11 pm  

Kingston Hospital’s Maternity Service has been recognised as “consistently good.”

Nearly 200 women were asked about their experiences by a company on behalf of the healthcare watchdog.

Over 90% gave positive responses.

98% reported being treated with respect and dignity, and 96% had confidence in staff.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:06 pm  

A senior minister has defended the planned deportations of 50 people to Jamaica

The forcible removals of foreign nationals - including a man who moved to the UK aged 5 - is expected to take place tomorrow.

150 cross-party MPs are calling on the government to stop the flight.

Chief secretary to the Treasury Rishi Sunak believes the deportations should go ahead.

But Bella Sankey from Detention Action says some of them have never known life outside Britain.

Full list of local MPs writing to the government:

Sarah Olney, Richmond Park
Ed Davey, Kingston
Munira Wilson, Twickenham
Ruth Cadbury, Brentford and Isleworth
Sarah Jones, Croydon Central
Andy Slaughter, Hammersmith
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:34 am  

Children in schools across Richmond are going to be learning about the diversity of beliefs in the borough

The 2020 Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education, which now includes Humanism, has been published.

It says that non-theistic belief systems “are now an integral part of the lives of many in the borough and beyond”.

By law, Religious Education must be taught in schools, however Religious Education is not part of the National Curriculum.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:33 am  

Storm Ciara played havoc with plenty of yesterday's sports fixtures
Manchester City's Premier League game against West Ham was postponed.

While all the matches in the Women's Super League were called off, including Chelsea’s trip to Manchester United Women.

They'll try again today to play England's clash with Scotland in rugby union's Women's Six Nations.

There was no action in rugby league's Super League and all of the racing in the UK and Ireland was called off.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:24 am  

Elmbridge Borough Council has announced that it’s to benefit from the government’s 2020-21 Rough Sleeping Initiative

They’ll receive £180 thousand to fund projects designed to both support existing rough sleepers to come off the streets and rough sleepers in the first place.

Elmbridge is one of 270 local authorities in England that will be funded under the programme.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:23 am  

Surrey Fire & Rescue says its officers have dealt with a high level of emergency calls across Surrey and West Sussex

for assistance ranging from trees down, structural damage to buildings, rescues and a range of other weather related incidents.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:10 am  

Sunday, 9 February 2020

Safety checks will be carried out at first light in eight of London Royal Parks, including Richmond Park and Bushy Park, after Storm Ciara forced them to close

Any debris, including twigs, branches and fallen trees, from Storm Ciara will be cleared from roads and pedestrian routes, meaning parks and associated roads may open later than usual.

Tree experts and Health and Safety team made the decision to ensure the safety of all park users.

The Royal Parks are home to over 170,000 trees, with a significant population of ancient and veteran trees that are vulnerable to high winds.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:28 pm  

A flood alert has been issued for Chertsey Bourne

The Environment Agency has advised that flooding is possible and for people to be prepared.

This level of flood warning includes advice to prepare a bag that includes medicines and insurance documents and check flood warnings.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:59 pm  

Four new-born puppies were found dead after being dumped in a recycling bin in a supermarket car park in Woking

The puppies, thought be a cross between Jack Russells and Staffies, were found in the Asda car park in Sheerwater inside a shoe box with human biscuits inside yesterday.

RSPCA inspector, Jo Bowling, who is investigating said: “Two of the puppies had deformities and were unlikely to have survived the birth, the other two had no obvious deformities.”

She then expressed serious concern for the health of mum dog who might have suffered complications during birth.

The RSPCA are now appealing to the public for more information.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:08 pm  

Surrey Police have cordoned off an area near Enterprise Way in Woking

It’s after reports of debris falling from a building due to the high winds this morning.

The following roads are shut:
Church Street East
Chertsey Road
Stanley Road

Nobody has been hurt at this time, but they are requesting that members of the public avoid the area while they secure the building.

If you live nearby please do stay indoors until they have made the area safe.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:19 pm  

The fastest subsonic journey from New York to London has been completed this morning with the help of Storm Ciara

The British Airways flight landed at Heathrow 80 minutes ahead of schedule earlier this morning in under 5 hours.

The Boeing 747-436 reached speeds of 835 mph as it rode a jet stream accelerated by the storm.

Norwegian Airways had previously held the record of 5 hours and 13 minutes, this flight took just 4 hours and 56 minutes.

British Airways said: "We always prioritise safety over speed records. Our highly-trained pilots made the most of the conditions to get customers back to London well ahead of time."
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:47 pm  

Bosses should be encouraging people to chat in the office to improve their performance

That’s according to new research by Kingston University, which says it builds working relationships.

Dr Dietmann says, “just being exposed to more social conversations at work makes people accept them more and see their value.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:17 pm  

Hundreds of reusable bottles are to be given away in Leatherhead, to celebrate the first refill points in Mole Valley

It’s at the Swan Centre, along with 65 businesses in the borough who’ve signed up as refill stations.

Councillor Claire Malcolmson says “please get involved and help us reach out to more businesses with this important message”.

Nearly 60% of the 13 billion plastic bottles used each year are for water.

The giveaway is happening from midday on Thursday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:22 pm  

Police are visiting Streatham High Road today, handing out leaflets to find witnesses of last week’s terror attack

A man in his 40s was stabbed, and remains in a critical but stable condition.

Two women have been discharged from hospital following their own injuries.

Detectives have identified over 100 witnesses and seized over 250 exhibits.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:13 pm  

Lib Dem councillors are looking to force the Mayor of London to confirm that Wimbledon Police Station is safe

The councillors include Paul Kohler, who led the successful court case blocking the Sadiq Khan’s plans to close it in 2018.

Since then, the Mayor, who is trying to save £400 million, has made no further attempt to try and shut it.

Cllr Kohler decided to take action against the move after he was brutally attacked in his home, which is minutes from the station:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:13 am  

Merton has ranked third in the country for the progress young people make at its secondary schools.

The figures have been revealed by the Government as part of the “Progress 8 Scores” based on GCSE results.

Merton Council has congratulated teenagers on their hard work.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:27 am  

One week on from a terrorist attack in Streatham, and the leader of Lambeth Council has written to the Home Secretary.

Cllr Jack Hopkins has raised concerns with Priti Patel regarding the government’s handling of the case of Sudesh Amman.

The 20 year old was shot dead by police after stabbing two people in the High Road last Sunday afternoon.

Mr Hopkins wants to know why the convicted terrorist was placed in a bail hostel near two schools in a busy residential area.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:09 am  

Hammersmith and Fulham council has become the first authority in the country to pass a motion opposing Brexit.

Bosses have also announced plans to “twin” the borough with a town in each of the 27 EU member countries.

A European festival of art, culture and cuisines is to be held annually from May the 9th , which is already known as “Europe Day.”

The council also says the EU flag that has flown over the town hall will remain as well.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:05 am  

A man’s been issued with a Community Resolution after officers found him smoking cannabis outside Hounslow Police Station yesterday

A Community Resolution is an alternative way of dealing with less serious crimes, allowing officers to use their professional judgement when dealing with offenders.

It can be used for offences such as low-level public order, criminal damage, theft, and minor assaults.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:24 am  

Kingston Council is piloting various schemes to make it easier for people living in the area to have their say on issues that affect them

This includes community events, a new website and the launch of a newsletter.

The authority is also to invest money in an annual “residents’ survey,” which will ask them what is and isn’t working in the borough.

The council’s come in for criticism after some residents claimed they hadn’t been properly consulted on a number of new developments.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:05 am  

Police will return to Streatham later, a week after a convicted terrorist stabbed two people while under surveillance

20-year-old Sudesh Amman was shot dead by officers following the attack in the High Road.

Scotland Yard says leaflets appealing for information will be handed out in the area.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:28 am  

People in parts of the UK are being warned to expect injuries, with a possible danger to life, as winds of up to 80 miles per hour are forecast

An amber weather warning will come into force for large parts of England and Wales this morning at 8 o’clock.

Several yellow ones have been issued too.

Meanwhile Heathrow Airport says some flights have been cancelled ahead of the arrival of Storm Ciara.

A spokesperson for the airport said: “Storm Ciara is forecast to cause poor weather conditions and travel disruption across the UK tomorrow.

To minimise the number of flights cancelled at short notice we have taken the joint decision, alongside our airline and air traffic partners, to pre-emptively consolidate tomorrow’s schedule.

We regret any disruption caused and remain focussed on getting passengers away safely and as quickly as possible.

For updates on individual flights, travellers should contact their airlines.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:19 am  

According to Surrey Police, 48 people from South America have been arrested since 2017 for burglaries in Surrey.

The arrests were part of an investigation into foreign nationals flying into the UK to target wealthy homes.

Officers arrested 18 South American nationals last year, eight in 2018 and 22 in 2017.

Wentworth Estate manager said. “We know from the intelligence the police are giving us these aren't locals; these are organised criminals”.
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