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Saturday, 22 February 2020

Kew Gardens received a very special visitor on Thursday, Prince Charles.

The Prince of Wales is patron of the Gardens, and a well-known environmentalist and gardener.

Geraint Richards is head forester for the Duchy of Cornwall.

He spends a lot of time with the Prince at his Gloucestershire estate, Highgrove, which is famed for its gardens.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:32 pm  

England's rugby union players aren't thinking of tomorrow's Six Nations clash at Twickenham Stadium with Ireland as a must-win fixture.

That's according to head coach Eddie Jones.

Scotland’s 17-0 victory over Italy earlier today pushed England down to fifth on the table.

Even with one win and one defeat so far, Jones insists his side aren't panicking.

Earlier today, Wales, despite a strong second half performance, were unable to make a comeback in Cardiff and lost 23-27 to France.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:56 pm  

Chelsea have held onto their position in the Premier League's top four with a 2-1 win over rivals Tottenham.

But the game was overshadowed after Spurs midfielder Giovani Lo Celso escaped a red card for a stamp - despite VAR checking the decision.

Officials have admitted they got the decision wrong.

But Chelsea boss Frank Lampard says more needs to be done to prevent such errors.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:09 pm  

Morden’s Muslim community says it “strongly condemns” the terrorist shootings in Germany.

9 people were shot dead in two Shisha bars in Hanau, near Frankfurt, by a man believed to be a far-right extremist who then killed himself.

Mosque goers say “all forms of extremism and hatred” must be combated whether religious or racial.

Morden Mosque is believed to be one of Europe’s largest mosques.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:28 pm  

More women are having smear tests in Hammersmith and Fulham, and it’s all down to the borough’s doctors.

Screening can prevent cervical cancer by detecting abnormal cells, leading to treatment before the disease develops.

Medical staff have been contacting women who are overdue a test, and so far, 1,000 have signed up for one.

Dedicated screening clinics have also been set up across the area to help accommodate women at all times of the day.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:09 pm  

A win for fourth placed Chelsea when they host Tottenham in the Premier League later will extend their lead over their opponents to four points.

The home side's boss Frank Lampard will face a side managed by someone he knows well from his time as a player at Stamford Bridge, his ex-manager Jose Mourinho.

But Lampard says he'll be treating this afternoon's derby like any other match.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust has ranked top of all community trusts in the UK for staff satisfaction.

Over half of the responses to the 2019 questionnaire saw improvements on 2018.

This included the way NHS workers view their job, teamwork, health and wellbeing.

In addition, almost 8 out of 10 colleagues would recommend the trust as a place to receive treatment.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:05 am  

England's rugby union players take on Ireland at Twickenham Stadium in the Six Nations clash tomorrow.

Meanwhile, boxers Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder are finishing their final preparations ahead of their heavyweight clash in the early hours of tomorrow morning as well.

Elsewhere, Chelsea manager Frank Lampard expects a "battle" when they face rivals Tottenham at Stamford Bridge this lunchtime.

He’s backing his side to bounce back from Monday's defeat to Manchester United with a big performance.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard expects a "battle" when they face London rivals Tottenham at Stamford Bridge this lunchtime.

They occupy the final place in the Premier League's top four - and Spurs will replace Lampard's team in the Champions League spots with a win.

The Chelsea boss is backing his side to bounce back from Monday's defeat to Manchester United with a big performance.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 am  

A design team has finally been chosen to redevelop Twickenham Riverside.

It’s central London based Hopkins Architects, the team behind Kings College Wimbledon’s new music school in 2018.

If there are no objections, the appointment will be confirmed in 10 days.

The decision follows a design competition held last year, with each of the entries put up for public scrutiny.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

Proposals made by in an independent review could bring about the first change to the Croydon council’s constitution and structure in a generation.

The recommendations, which are up for approval on the 2nd March, would boost local democracy and ensure decision making is open, fair and transparent.

Members of the public would have more time to speak at council meetings and it would be easier to find information on the website.

More than a thousand residents and 60 current and retired councillors took part in the consultation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 am  

Croydon gets money to advance apprentice scheme.

New funding is set to see Croydon build on the success of its “100 in 100 campaign.”

This was an initiative which saw 100 apprentices find jobs in 100 days.

The Council and Croydon College will now work on a pilot scheme to help find roles in creative, digital and health and social care positions.

The Growth Hub is being funded by a £300,000 grant from the Greater London Authority.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:10 am  

Kingston Hospital introduces a new machine to check the heart rate of babies during birth.

It analyses their heart rate, which gives vital information during more complex labours.

It’s intended to improve decision making and reduce unnecessary intervention.

Lead midwife Annabelle Keegan says they’re all “very excited”, and it will help improve the care offered to families.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:07 am  

Friday, 21 February 2020

A fire at a maisonette in Roehampton is under investigation

Part of the five-roomed property was damaged by the blaze in Highcliffe Drive just after 2.30pm.

One woman left before the Brigade arrived and there were no reports of any injuries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

CCTV images have been released of a man police would like to speak to following a series of vehicle crimes in Virginia Water

It’s believed the incidents occurred on Thursday in the Stroude Road area between 2 and 3am.

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

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Danny Cipriani has paid tribute to his ex-girlfriend Caroline Flack - who took her own life last weekend

Speaking in a video posted on Instagram, the Roehampton born rugby player says they shared "a loving friendship".

He's also spoken about his own mental health struggles - and described himself as "very vulnerable" when the pair first met.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

A rally will take place for Julian Assange tomorrow

The Wikileaks founder is currently in isolation at Belmarsh Prison as he fights extradition to the US where he’s facing 18 charges.

Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters will be taking part.

Speaking from Battersea Power station, he explains what will happen.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:14 pm  

Part of Banstead was cordoned off earlier after a suspicious package was reported in Waitrose

The store, and the area around it, were evacuated as a safety precaution just after 11.30am.

Nothing was found after a search by specially trained officers.

Meanwhile, a suspect package also led to Sainsbury’s in Epsom being evacuated just after 3.30 this afternoon.

Again, nothing was found.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:13 pm  

Kingston intends to spend £41m on property investment over the next year.

The council has released its budget, and property is the biggest spend on the balance sheet.

It intends to borrow the money to buy commercial properties, and make its money back through rent.

The borough says it will regularly monitor and review progress of the scheme to prevent costly delays.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Surrey Police statement regarding evacuation of Sainsbury's in Epsom

"We received a report of a suspicious package at Sainsburys on Kiln Lane in Epsom at 4:30pm.

The store has been evacuated and a cordon put in place as a safety precaution.

Road closures have also temporarily been put in place.

Search-trained officers will be attending to carry out a thorough search.

No suspicious packages have been found at this stage and we are trying to establish as to whether this report is linked to a similar incident in Banstead earlier today.

We would like to thank everyone involved for their patience whilst we deal with this incident."
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:45 pm  

London Fire Brigade targets Londoners in every language with new safety campaign

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:10 pm  

A 36-year-old Muslim convert from Hayes has admitted planning a terror attack to blow up St Paul's Cathedral and a hotel.

Safiyya Shaikh has also pleaded guilty at the Old Bailey to sharing terrorist publications.

She pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group last year.

Crime correspondent, Martin Brunt, explains how her plot was foiled.

Shaikh will be sentenced later this year.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Stormzy appears to have disappeared from social media overnight.

The Grime star's Instagram and Twitter accounts have both been deactivated.

Some fans are speculating the move might be related to an ongoing spat with fellow rapper Wiley.

Stormzy, who lives in Kingston, was crowned Best Male Solo Artist at the 2020 Brit Awards on Tuesday night.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Eddie Jones has made four changes to his starting line-up for England's rugby union Six Nations clash with Ireland at Twickenham on Sunday.

One of the switches sees Manu Tuilagi return to the team after injury.

Fly-half George Ford says it's a huge boost for the side.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:59 pm  

Development of Croydon’s long-awaited Westfield shopping centre has been put on hold.

It was revealed last September, when work was due to start, that the group behind the £1.4 billion scheme was reviewing it.

But after 6 years of stalling, it appears that the project has been removed from Westfield’s prospectus.

London’s Mayor Sadiq Khan told Jackie News back in 2016 how much the development is needed.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Man convicted of attempted rape of woman in Merton park

A 20-year-old man has been convicted of attempting to rape a woman in Merton.

Khaled Argoub appeared at Kingston Crown Court earlier where he was convicted of seven offences:

- two counts of attempted rape
- attempt to choke/suffocate/strangle with intent to commit indictable offence
- sexual assault by penetration
- three counts of sexual assault.

It took the jury less than two hours to find him guilty of all offences.

He will be sentenced at the same court on Tuesday, the 31st of March.

During the trial, the court heard the victim, aged in her 20s, was heading home after a night out with her friends.

She boarded the night tube and was followed by Argoub.

After she exited the tube in Colliers Wood at about 3.30am, Argoub ran towards her and dragged her into Wandle Park.

He put his arm around her neck, choking her, before attempting to rape her twice and also sexually assaulted her.

The victim eventually managed to escape and ran to a nearby block of flats pleading for help.

Officers were called and arrived within five minutes.

The victim was taken to hospital where she had significant cuts and scratches to her body and reddening to her neck.

Her voice was hoarse from the strangulation, resulting in her struggling to speak.

A number of officers were involved in the immediate area search for the suspect, with the assistance of air support and specialist dog unit, however there was no trace of the defendant.

A detailed search of the crime scene resulted in officers recovering a baseball cap with a ‘B’ logo on the front.

Officers from the Met’s South West Safeguarding Team began an investigation.

A trawl of CCTV trawl identified a male fitting Argoub’s description following the victim and filming her as she exited the tube station.

He was wearing the baseball cap with the ‘B’ logo found at the scene of the crime.

Forensic trace evidence from the victim also matched the DNA profile of Argoub.

Detective Inspector Rachael Samuel, the senior investigating officer, said: “I would like to praise the bravery of the victim. She has been through an horrific ordeal, but has shown a strength of character and a commitment to assist police with this investigation, which highlights her exceptional courage. I would also like to thank the victim’s family, for their support throughout the investigation.

“I would also like to thank Detective Constable Faye Castleman and the investigation team who have worked tirelessly to bring this suspect to justice. I would encourage all victims of sexual violence to contact police, so that we may continue our vital work in ensuring that offenders of such abhorrent crimes are brought to justice”.

Anyone who has been a victim of a sexual offence is urged to contact police.

Alternatively, they can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:32 pm  

Floating restaurant by Albert Bridge damaged by fire

Firefighters were called to reports of smoke issuing from a floating restaurant on The Thames by Albert Embankment yesterday.

Part of the moored vessel was damaged by the fire.

There were no reports of any injuries.

The Brigade was called just before 1.30pm and the fire was under control by 2.30pm.

Three fire engines from Lambeth, Brixton and Soho fire stations and a fire rescue unit from Croydon Fire Station were on the scene.

The Brigade's fire boat from Lambeth River Fire Station was also in attendance to support crews from the riverside.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:28 pm  

UPDATE: Suspicious package reported in Banstead

Police have confirmed they had a report of a suspicious package at Waitrose in Banstead shortly before 11:30am.

The store was evacuated and a cordon has been put in place as a safety precaution.

Road closures on the High Street and nearby roads have also temporarily been put in place.

Search-trained officers are attending the scene, however no suspicious packages have been found at the current time.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:15 pm  

An Islamic State supporter has pleaded guilty to plotting to blow up St Paul's Cathedral and a hotel

Safiyya Amira Shaikh, who's 36 and from Hayes in Middlesex, admitted two charges at the Old Bailey.

She was accused of making contact with someone who could prepare explosives and going on a reconnaissance trip to London.

She'll be sentenced in May.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:05 pm  

A Met Special Constable who used his warrant card to approach women has been dismissed

Mohammed El Mohalawy, based in the South West Command Unit, was found to have committed gross misconduct.

The charges related to him using the card off-duty, as a “wholly improper” means of trying to pursue relationships with women.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:04 am  

Britain’s Sikh community is stepping up its campaign to get its own ethnic tick box implemented in the census

The calls are being led by Lord Singh of Wimbledon.

The group wants the amendment made in time for the next census which is due next year.

The religion has its own cultural tradition including family and social customs, with followers saying this should be recognised.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:02 am  

A man has been charged following the murder of a 54-year-old man in Chelsea

46-year-old Mohammed Assri is due to appear in court today.

Police were called on Monday to St Mark’s Grove, where James Dowdell was found dead at the scene.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:09 am  

The leader of the far-right political group Britain First has been charged by police, after refusing to give officers PIN codes to access his phone

Thirty-eight-year-old Paul Golding was stopped at Heathrow Airport in October after returning from a trip to the Russian Parliament.

He's appearing before Westminster Magistrates’ Court later.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:09 am  

Kingston Hospital has purchased a number of trans-nasal endoscopes

The devices will offer a more comfortable and quicker way for doctors to screen a patient’s oesophagus, or wind pipe.

The funding for the equipment has been awarded following a two year trial of the new equipment.

The trial found patients felt less discomfort and did not need sedation, compared to the traditional method.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:49 am  

Heathrow says it’s aiming to become the first airport to have zero emissions by the mid-2030s

In an announcement the airport also claims it’s now carbon neutral.

But critics have pointed out this only applies to their own operations and infrastructure within their control.

It doesn’t include emissions from suppliers, flights, airlines or any possible expansion.

Climate expert Luke Murphy says there needs to be a regulatory body to check these sorts of claims and pledges.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:15 am  

Firefighters in Kingston took a break from their usual fire gear yesterday and swapped them for comfy pyjamas in support of The Princess Alice Hospice

The hospice, based in Esher, provides free, high-quality compassionate care and support for patients, families and carers, living in a large part of Surrey, south west London and Middlesex.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:10 am  

Fulham could move up to joint second in the Championship tonight if they can secure a win at Derby

Wayne Rooney is set to make his 500th league appearance.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:36 am  

Thursday, 20 February 2020

Three people have been arrested in Brentford for supply offences

The men were stopped by police after their vehicle was spotted leaving a drug hot spot.

Officers discovered Class A and B drugs and a large sum of cash.

They remain in custody.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:59 pm  

A 34-year-old from Croydon has been convicted in connection with the murder of a man in Ealing

Christopher McDonald worked in partnership with 30-year-old Aliysa Ellis in planning to rob Paul Tong in 2017.

The 54-year-old was found at his home where it’s believed he died from a number of injuries, including fractured ribs and a ruptured liver.

Detectives say it’s likely he was attacked with an exercise bar found behind the door of the bedroom.

The pair will be sentenced at the Old Bailey on the 3rd of April.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:15 pm  

Police have discovered what appears to be a combat dagger while making a routine sweep of a residential road in Earlsfield

The multi-coloured, curved blade was found in undergrowth in Haldane Place earlier today.

Earlsfield Police says it “only had one purpose” and officers will do weapons searches as well as stop and search whenever they can.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:15 pm  

A man’s died after an accident near Heathrow

Police closed the M4 Spur Road at 12.30 this lunchtime.

One man manged to get out of the vehicle before the emergency services arrived.

The other man was pronounced dead at the scene.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:15 pm  

Police have named a man found murdered in Chelsea.

54 year old James Dowdell was discovered at a property in St Mark’s Grove on Monday evening.

A post-mortem examination revealed the cause of death as strangulation and blunt force trauma.

A 47-year-old-man, who was present at the scene, was arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in custody.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Two airline groups say they expect to lose tens of millions of pounds as a result of the coronavirus and the effect it's had on travel.

Qantas and Air France-KLM point to the outbreak of Covid-19 as a major factor in their financial results.

Meanwhile British Airways says it's cancelling all flights to and from Beijing and Shanghai until the middle of April.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Roger Federer has announced he won't be competing at this year's French Open tennis.

The 20-time Grand Slam champion has undergone surgery on a knee injury.

He'll also miss tournaments in Dubai, Indian Wells, Bogota and Miami.

Federer hopes to return in time for the grass court season ahead of Wimbledon.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

A lyrical artist from Croydon is trying to bring The Spoken Word into the mainstream.

Latouche the Writer pens poetry before putting it to music, insisting it’s completely different to rap.

His new music video, Nameless, is believed to be the only one of its kind because it features 27 different London based poets.

Latouche, who began writing and performing poetry in 2016, says people don’t realise the benefits it can have on our mental health.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Stormzy says he's "peaked" after receiving a special honour from Greggs.

The rapper, who lives in Kingston, has put a video on Twitter saying he's the first person in the world to own the bakery's so-called "concierge card".

It'll give him unlimited access to all of Gregg's baked goods for free.

The 26-year-old was crowned Best Male Solo Artist at the Brits on Tuesday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Boris Johnson's response to flooding across the country is being described as a "shambles" by the Fire Brigades Union.

The Prime Minister’s being criticised for not visiting the communities affected as more heavy rain is forecast.

Matt Wrack from the Norbiton based union says the government is failing by not planning for floods in the long-term.

The government says Mr Johnson would rather get funding to people than provide a media photo opportunity.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:14 pm  

Petition launched to save New Malden's Post Office . . . again

A former postmistress claims franchising out New Malden’s Post Office will ultimately lead to its demise.

ZCO will take over running of the site in April and promises no changes will be made to services.

But Yvonne Tracey, who has been a post mistress for over 24 years, and has worked with ZCO, tells Jackie's Lucy Mayer all about her concerns.

To sign the petition, click here

ZCO has been unreachable for comment.

Post Office has issued the following information in relation to Ms Tracey's concerns.

"The staff are still in consultation until the 13th of April and have not declared their intentions yet. All colleagues have the options to either transfer to the new operator with protected terms and conditions under TUPE, re-deploy elsewhere within the Post Office if available, or leave with a settlement agreement.

Anyone who works in a Post Office, whether a DMB or agency branch, is required to undergo regular training and is unable to transact on Horizon unless their training is maintained and kept up to date. All the same products and services as currently available in the DMB will continue to be available post-franchise.

When interest is registered in the franchise of a branch by a potential new operator we provide details of the branch requirements including products and services to be offered, minimum required opening hours and minimum staffing requirements based on current and forecast customer numbers. The operator, once appointed is contractually obliged to deliver on these requirements.

All franchise applications require a business plan which has to be approved by our Finance department before the application can proceed.

Our priority is to provide secure and commercially sustainable services, continuing to meet our customers’ needs now and into the future. The vast majority of our 11500 Post Office Branches, large and small, are already successfully operated by independent franchisees."
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

A man’s in a critical condition after being stabbed in Morden.

Police were called to Malling Gardens at 7.30 last night.

No arrests have ben made and police are urging any witnesses to come forward.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

A new banknote described by the Bank of England as "the most secure yet" comes into circulation today

The polymer 20 pound features artist JMW Turner, who designed and lived at Sandycombe Lodge in Twickenham.

It has one of Turner's quotes on it: "light is therefore colour."

The painter first exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1790 aged just 15.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

The Fire Brigades Union says Boris Johnson's response to flooding in parts of the UK has been a "shambles"

It also believes he should be "ashamed" of the government's "failure" to plan for floods in the long-term.

Further heavy rain is expected today in areas already saturated after Storm Dennis.

A government minister says Mr Johnson isn't visiting flooded areas to avoid a "jamboree of media".
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:08 am  

Richmond’s estate agents are being personally targeted as part of an environmental campaign

The Council has written to nearly 40 agents urging them to sign its Idle-Free pledge.

56.4% of Richmond town centre’s harmful nitrogen dioxide emissions come from road transport.

The council wants estate agents, who are regular car users, not to idle when waiting for clients or taking clients to viewings.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:51 am  

A former postmistress claims franchising out New Malden’s Post Office will ultimately lead to its demise

ZCO will take over running of the site in April and promises no changes will be made to services.

But Yvonne Tracey, who has been a post mistress for over 24 years, and has worked with ZCO, claims this simply isn’t true.

Ms Tracey has set up a petition to save the post office. ZCO has been unreachable for comment.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:46 am  

People living in a part of Ham are once again being asked to keep their eyes open for breeding toads

Every year, the amphibians living on Ham Common make a perilous 100m journey to pools on the other side of the road to spawn.

To ensure the safety of the toads, a small section of Church Road will be closed from Monday the 9th of March until Thursday April the 2nd.

Over 100,000 toads were helped across roads by volunteers last year; the number of toad patrols has doubled since 2009.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:03 am  

Putney’s MP is joining striking Roehampton University staff on the picket line this morning

Labour’s Fleur Anderson is supporting University and College Union members who are walking out over pay.

Roehampton is one of 73 Universities across the country taking part in the two week long action, including Oxford and Cambridge.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:32 am  

An investigation has been launched after a man was threatened with a knife on a bus in Sutton.

Police were called to the High Street at 9:50 last night following reports the two suspects were in possession of a weapon.

The incident occurred a short time earlier while the victim was on a bus.

There are no reports of any injuries and no arrests have been made.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 am  

A man has been taken to hospital after a serious incident in Morden.

Police were called to Malling Gardens at 19:37 last night following reports a man was suffering from multiple stab wounds.

He was taken to hospital where he remains in a critical but stable condition.

No arrest have been made and enquiries continue.

Anyone with information is urged to call police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 am  

England rugby union’s head coach Eddie Jones says Manu Tuilagi and Henry Slade could be fit for Sunday's Six Nations clash with Ireland.

They're attempting to recover from groin and ankle injuries respectively.

But Jones will be without prop Mako Vunipola for the match at Twickenham.

Vunipola has gone to Tonga for family reasons.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:11 am  

Police are looking to speak to two men following a burglary in New Haw.

It’s believed the incident happened at 3.15 on Tuesday afternoon in Pinewood Avenue.

The men have been captured on CCTV inside a black BMW 1 series up until the moment the homeowners leave.

Anyone who has any information, including door bell or dash cam footage from the road, is being asked to call police on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 am  

Wednesday, 19 February 2020

A man has been charged after been caught drink driving in New Malden

The driver was arrested in the early hours of this morning following a police stop and search.

He’s also been charged with driving without a licence or insurance.

He’s set to appear in court next month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:07 pm  

A house in Kingston has been burgled

Police were called to the property in Barnfield Avenue between 6.55 and 7pm on Tuesday.

It’s believed the suspect gained access via the back of the house.

Anyone with information is being asked to contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:07 pm  

Armed forces veterans will get a guaranteed job interview at Wandsworth Council under a new scheme announced this week

Many people leaving the armed forces find it difficult to transition to civilian life, especially finding secure and lasting employment.

The Guaranteed Interview Scheme for Veterans means that they will get a chance to demonstrate their strengths beyond the initial application stage.

It is however important to note that the job will still go to the best candidate and this isn’t a guaranteed position.

Wandsworth Council’s Armed Forces Champion Councillor, Guy Senior said,
“We are proud of our work supporting veterans and their families. This new scheme will help them get back into civilian life and will enable the council to benefit from the skills and life experience of men and women who have served their country with dignity and honour.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:07 pm  

Eddie Jones, England’s head rugby coach, has retained 27 players ahead of their next Six Nations match at Twickenham on Sunday

It’s hoped that Manu Tuilagi and Henry Slade could be fit for the clash with Ireland which kicks off at 3pm.

They're attempting to recover from groin and ankle injuries respectively.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:04 pm  

Merton Council thinks St Helier should be the site of a new super hospital

NHS England is currently consulting on where a new emergency care centre should be built.

It’s three options are Epsom, St Helier and Sutton, next to the Royal Marsden; its preferred option is the latter.

However, this means services like A&E and maternity would be moved out of Epsom and St Helier.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:49 pm  

It’s a question asked by thousands, how do you get rid of your old mobile phone?

Lucy Mayer has the answer:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:12 pm  

An expert at Kingston Uni is warning people affected by the floods to protect their mental health as well as their property

Dr Tim Harries says this is far more precious than personal property such as televisions and furniture.

He says although hard, people need to prioritise items like baby photos, before leaving their house.

More than 400 homes and businesses across the country have been flooded following Storm Dennis.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:17 pm  

Jimmy Tarbuck has been diagnosed with prostate cancer

The comedian, who has lived in Kingston for more than 50 years, says he's going to "try and beat it".

The 80-year-old, whilst on ITV's Good Morning Britain, also urged men to not be shy and to get tested.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:27 pm  

Landlords in Richmond are being offered £2,000 incentives to take in Syrian refugees

Only six families have found homes in the borough under the Government resettlement scheme which launched in 2015.

Richmond says its council house waiting list is too long, and so is asking private landlords to offer up their properties instead.

Rent will be covered by the government and the council will act as a guarantor.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:43 am  

A woman from New Malden has been convicted of benefits fraud after claiming she was severely disabled, despite being a champion surfer

36-year-old October Hamlyn-Wright played at the Isle of Wight Festival and finished fifth in the British National Surf Championships.

She claimed to have multiple diseases that required a carer to help her get out of bed and dressed.

October was caught after posting pictures of her surfing on Facebook.

She’s been convicted of £13,000 benefits fraud, and will be sentenced next month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:04 am  

No flights were able to leave Heathrow after a plane blocked the runway

Heathrow say they’re now operating as normal, and the incident only lasted a “matter of minutes” before it was towed away.

It's believed hydraulic fluid spilled onto the runway.

A flight held over the airport had to make a priority landing at Gatwick due to low fuel levels.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:39 am  

A number of drop-in Measles clinics have been opened in Wandsworth

More than 100 suspected cases of the disease have been reported in the borough since the end of September.

Teenagers and young adults are being encouraged to check their vaccination status.

Councillor Melanie Hampton says the notion that the MMR jab causes Autism is proven to be untrue, and is damaging.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:55 am  

Councillors will be asked to approve the demolition and rebuild of Bishopsford Road Bridge in Morden next week

It partially collapsed during heavy rainfall and river flooding last June.

Options to reopen it are being put to the cabinet, with recommendations to demolish it completely and start again.

If approved, the main construction would then start in May and aim to be completed by spring 2021.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:14 am  

A design consultancy group has been appointed by Kingston Council to develop a new vision for the town centre for the next 15 years

The council, along with Kingston First, selected Arup to develop the borough’s future employment, education, business and transport.

A six month study will be conducted first to review the opportunities and challenges currently facing the town centre.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:01 am  

AFC Wimbledon continue to live dangerously in League One

Last night’s 5-nil loss at Oxford United means there still perilously close to the drop zone.

In Isthmian League action tonight Kingstonian entertain Wingate and Finchley at the King George’s Field in Tolworth.

Kick-off is 7.45pm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:34 am  

A globe-trotting surfer and musician from New Malden has been convicted of making a false representation for disability allowance to the tune of £13-thousand

Thirty-six-year-old October Hamlyn-Wright, who called herself ‘Rockchick’ and ‘Surfgirl,’ claimed she was so disabled she couldn’t dress or wash herself.

Kingston Crown Court heard that when she wasn’t surfing, she played music at events such as Glastonbury, Isle of Wight festivals and in Sweden.

She was caught by investigators after posting videos of herself online performing on stage and riding waves.

She’ll be sentenced on March 17.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:13 am  

Images have been released of jewellery stolen from a car in Esher

It’s believed the items were taken from the vehicle in Meadow Close last month.

If you’ve seen them or been offered them for sale, please contact police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:28 am  

Tuesday, 18 February 2020

Lewis Capaldi has won song of the year for his single "Someone You Loved" as well as the best new artist award at tonight's Brit Awards

Rapper Dave, from Streatham, got the best album gong, while Stormzy was named best male and Mabel got best female.

At the start of the ceremony host Jack Whitehall paid tribute to Caroline Flack calling her "a member of the Brits family".
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:59 pm  

A man has reportedly been seen knocking on doors in Staines claiming to have a medical episode

However once the door is opened, he pushes them back into the house and threatens them whilst demanding money.

He’s described as white, in his 40's or early 50's, of stocky build, with greyish brown hair and clean shaven.

Anyone with information is being asked to contact police 101
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

A 12-year-old is being investigated by police in Runnymede after allegedly carrying a catapult

Ducks have been killed by teens in the area, with pictures posted on social media.

Police are urging parents, guardians and teachers to listen for behaviour like this, and check bags and bedrooms.

The force intend to visit the 12-year-old’s school, then his home.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

A murder investigation has been launched following the death of a man in Chelsea

The 54-year-old was found with head injuries inside a property in St Mark’s Grove on Monday evening.

A 47-year-old-man, who was present at the scene, has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Anyone with information, or anyone who was in the vicinity of St Mark’s Grove at the time and believes they may have seen something, is asked to call 020 8721 4205.

To remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

A man has been barred from Kingston Town and New Malden town centres for three years

42-year-old Jason Smith was convicted of two thefts at Marks and Spencer in Kingston.

He’s been sentenced to a year-long community order, and an eight week curfew.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

A man’s been arrested after an incident near West Croydon station

Police were called to Lower Church Street at 7.30 this morning.

It’s after witnesses reported seeing woman seen running towards the train tracks.

Officers attended and spoke with the woman and a man she was with, before arresting him on suspicion of criminal damage.

He was taken to hospital with minor injuries sustained when he was detained.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

Some of the biggest names in music are arriving at the Brit awards at London's O2 arena

Singer-songwriter Lewis Capaldi and rapper Dave from Streatham have the most nominations with four each - all in the same categories.

One of them is best song, which Tom Walker is also in the running for, again.

Tonight's ceremony will see American star Billie Eilish perform the theme to the new Bond film for the first time.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Carshalton Athletic defender Luke Read enjoyed a humdinger of a 50th appearance as his side put in a five-star last weekend

Photo credit Ian Gerrard.

The Robins thumped visiting Potters Bar Town 5-1 in stormy conditions and climbed up to third in the Isthmian Premier League.

And Read, whom joined the club 12 months ago and had yet to register a goal before kick-off last Saturday, got two including the opener and a sweet half volley after the break.

He was ecstatic to break his personal duck but even happier that it meant his side solidified their promotion challenge with a third win on the spin.

“It was a great overall performance, we handled the conditions by making right decisions in all areas, and it was just a shame we conceded a goal when they barely had a chance on target,” said Read.

“It’s getting exciting up the top of the table now and there’s no room for many slip-ups from anyone.

“We just have keep doing what we are doing, keep winning and hopefully someone else will make a mistake along the way.”

Read opened the scoring on Saturday with a close-range header after skipper Paris Hamilton-Downes had knocked back a corner delivery at the far post.

“I made my initial run too early during that first goal, but Paris’ header dropped back to me and it was a fairly simple finish in the end,” he smiled.

A more familiar face doubled Carshalton’s lead before the break as Ricky Korboa side-footed home following fine work by Lewis White.

The Robins flew out the blocks after half-time and, on 48 minutes, more positive forward play from White ended with Christie Pattisson grabbing his thirteenth of the season with a clinical finish.

Read then astonished the home fans as he came onto a clearing header 20 yards from goal and smashed a left-footed shot beyond the dive of beleaguered Town keeper Ravan Constable.

“I surprised myself with that one a bit,” he laughed. “I had to yell at Ricky to get out of my way, I’ve got my head over it and it was a great feeling to see it go in.”

Striker Omar Koroma got in on the act just after the hour, a sublime solo goal starting from the halfway line being his first since mid-November, meaning Charlie Barker’s strike for Town 19 minutes from time was mere consolation.

Next up for Carshalton Athletic is an away game at Margate on Saturday, KO 3pm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Mako Vunipola will miss England's rugby Six Nations clash with Ireland at Twickenham on Sunday due to family reasons.

The prop has been replaced in the squad for the match by Bath's Beno Obano.

Manu Tuilagi and Henry Slade are retained in the 33-man group on their comeback from injury.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

South Western Railway is offering compensation to some passengers affected by December’s 27 days of strike action.

The walkout by RMT union members over the role of guards on trains resulted in travel chaos over Christmas.

SWR will offer payments in addition to its “delay repay” arrangements due to the "duration and intensity" of the industrial action.

The compensation scheme, which is yet to open, will run in two phases for season ticket holders and then customers.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

A British couple on a quarantined cruise ship off Japan have revealed they've tested positive for coronavirus.

David Abel says he's doubtful about his and his wife Sally's results though, insisting they don't have any symptoms.

He's also claimed they're being taken from the Diamond Princess to a hostel, instead of a hospital.

The Holiday Inn at Heathrow has been block booked by the Department of Health for anyone arriving into the country needing quarantine.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:59 pm  

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard felt V-A-R didn't work as it should have done in last night's 2-nil Premier League defeat to Manchester United.

Opposition defender Harry Maguire escaped a red card for kicking out at Michy Batshuayi.

Lampard also thought the technology shouldn't have intervened to disallow the first of two goals for his side.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

UPDATED: A woman’s been forced into a car after an altercation with a male driver in Beddington Lane.

Police were called to a petrol station at around 9 o’clock last night.

Officers believe the pair are known to each other and a woman has been taken to hospital with serious injuries.

Witnesses claim there was a verbal argument before the woman was dragged into the car and driven off.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:47 pm  

Over 24,000 people have applied for settled status in Merton after Britain formally leaves the EU in December.

21,000 cases have been settled, with the authority urging anyone who hasn’t yet applied to come forward before this summer’s deadline.

All EU nationals must apply for settled status to remain in the country and secure rights to vote, get free medical care and welfare benefits.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:39 pm  

A woman has been left with potentially life-changing injuries after an altercation just outside of Croydon

Police were called at 9pm last night to Beddington Lane, where a woman was forced into a car.

A woman, who’s believed to be the same person, is in hospital with serious injuries.

Police believe the man and woman are known to each other.

There have been no arrests.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:04 am  

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard says they'll need to fight for a place in next season's Champions League

Last night's 2-nil defeat to Manchester United leaves them just a point clear in the final qualification spot.

Lampard's side meet nearest challengers Tottenham on Saturday.

He believes they're ahead of schedule so far, but knows they can't afford many more slip-ups.

Lampard also felt VAR didn't work as it should have done.

Opposition defender Harry Maguire escaped a red card for kicking out at Michy Batshuayi.

Lampard also thought the technology shouldn't have intervened to disallow the first of two goals for his side.

But it was the Maguire decision that he was most disappointed with.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:12 am  

Changes are coming to Kingston Town Centre

A design consultancy has been appointed to create the plan for the 15 year project.

Council Leader Liz Green says “there is a need for more homes as the population in London continues to rise”.

She also says town centres need to adapt due to the growth in online shopping.

The consultancy, named ARUP, recently completed a year-long research project for a town in South Wales they’re developing.

They’re also involved in developing Stratford.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:03 am  

A 30-year-old man is in hospital after being stabbed in Hounslow

Police were called just before 4am to Bell Road, where the man was found injured.

We’re awaiting an update on his condition.

There have been no arrests so far.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:46 am  

The hunt is on to find the person who has dumped three kittens in a street in Feltham

The cats, who are around 10-12 weeks old, were discovered in Danesbury Road last Wednesday.

No note was left and they had no food or water when they were abandoned.

They are recovering at the RSPCA Millbrook Animal Centre.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:10 am  

London’s so-called Night Czar has spent an evening in Hounslow

Amy Lame was invited by Council Leader Steve Curran as the authority held its first night surgery of the year.

The aim of the visit was to see what issues are facing Hounslow once it gets dark.

Amy's role involves championing businesses, including safeguarding the future of venues across the city.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:40 am  

Chelsea slipped to their fifth home loss in the Premier League last night going down 2-nil to Manchester United at Stamford Bridge

United are now up to seventh and just three points behind the Blues.

Chelsea remain fourth but Lampard is understandably concerned about their poor goal conversion rate.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:08 am  

Chelsea Women booked their place in the FA Cup quarter final following a 1-nil win over Liverpool at Kingsmeadow

Norwegian international Guro Reiten’s first half goal was enough to secure the win for the Blues.

The 2018 champions set up a clash with WSL rivals Everton who ran past Bristol City 5-nil.

Tottenham are also into the last eight after a 5-nil win at Coventry United.

They’ll meet Arsenal or Lewes.

The quarter final draw took place last night with the games scheduled for Sunday March 15.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:35 am  

Police are looking for a 24-year-old man in connection with a riot in Putney

It’s believed Joshua Davis was involved in a disturbance where glasses were thrown at the public last month.

If you have any information on his whereabouts, call 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:15 am  

Monday, 17 February 2020

Manchester United have moved to within three points of Chelsea in the Premier League with victory at the fourth-placed side

They were 2-nil winners in west London.

It's United's first victory in four top flight games.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:59 pm  

Two men have been charged with conspiracy to commit burglary and theft

Surrey police arrested the pair during an operation tackling ongoing burglaries across the county.

27 year old Leon Wade Campbell from Woking and 28 year old Dean Jack Belton from Shepperton have been remanded in custody.

They’ll next appear in court on the 12th of March.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

1 in 6 women or members of their family are apparently struggling to afford sanitary products

Research shows people are using things like socks and newspapers instead.

Meanwhile, Richmond Council has set up a collection centre for anyone who wants to donate new packets of tampons and sanitary pads.

It’s as part of the Red Box Project, a nationwide charity trying to end period poverty.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

A van making slow passes near Addlestone is being investigated by police

A 20-year-old woman was spotted strolled on foot ahead of the white Ford Transit, which had two men on board.

Police were called to Kings Road and Woodham Lane in New Haw yesterday morning, but found no trace of them.

If you have any information, call 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Chelsea will hope to consolidate their position in the Premier League's top four with a win over Manchester United at Stamford Bridge tonight.

United are down in 9th - six points adrift of the Londoners.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Seal spotted enjoying the storm hit Thames near Marble Hill in Twickenham

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

A man’s died after a crash in Banstead

Police were called to Brighton Road just before 10am.

The lorry driver was treated at the scene but pronounced dead shortly after the arrival of the emergency services.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:33 pm  

Detectives investigating a stabbing at Clapham South Underground station are today renewing their appeal for witnesses.

Officers were called to Clapham South station on Friday the 7th of February at around 3.50pm,

A 16-year-old boy was taken to hospital where he received treatment for a number of stab wounds.

His injuries were not life-threatening, and he has since been discharged; no one has been arrested.

Detective Constable Mike Ganly said: “This was a serious incident of violence which took place in the middle of the afternoon in a busy area.

“We know there were many people in the area at the time who may have seen something of significance, and I’d urge them to get in touch with us as soon as possible. Any information, no matter how small could be useful to our investigation.

“Please contact us by texting 61016 or calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 349 of 7/2/20. Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

Airport near Heathrow closed for Coronavirus quarantine centre

Statement from Department of Health:

We can confirm we have booked The Holiday Inn Heathrow Ariel hotel as part of measures to control the spread of coronavirus in the UK.

The hotel will be used for those arriving into the UK who are considered at risk but do not have anywhere else to go.

For example, those who may return from at risk countries and are advised by PHE or NHS 111 to self-isolate but do not have a place to do so.

If a person is deemed at risk of infection when they land at Heathrow, they can be sent to the hotel to stay safe and isolated.

This could include a space for passengers to be tested, where they can remain until they receive the results.

The tests themselves do not need to happen in a clinical setting, but will be handled by clinicians.

If anyone needs hospital treatment, they will be immediately taken to an NHS hospital.

Heathrow is the UK’s largest airline hub both in terms of incoming passengers but also those in transit.

Any positive test cases will be transferred to a specialist NHS facility for treatment.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:03 pm  

Surrey’s deputy chief constable has stepped down after less than a year in the role.

It follows an investigation launched by the Independent Office for Police Conduct last summer in relation to two officers.

Jeremy Burton stepped down, meaning that neither he nor Surrey Police will hear the findings of a misconduct meeting.

Chief Constable Gavin Stephens said: “In my view, Mr Burton’s behaviour fell short of the standards that are expected of a police officer and as a Chief Officer. I am disappointed that he let himself, his colleagues and our communities down.

“This has been a difficult case, and I am satisfied that this is a proportionate outcome, recognising the severity level, and that Mr Burton will no longer be serving as a police officer, which brings an end to what has otherwise been a distinguished 31 year career.

“In taking our policing oath we commit to uphold a code of ethics and high standards of professional behaviour, in order to maintain public confidence in policing. The excellent work of our professional standards team and the IOPC, has ensured that those that fail to behave appropriately in the workplace, regardless of rank, will be held to account in a fair way, against those high standards.

“I do not want this case to detract in any way from the excellent work done by officers, staff and volunteers across our county every single day, and although this was an internal matter and did not impact on the Surrey public, it is no way representative of those working for the Force. Surrey Police is an organisation with high standards, which offers rewarding careers for those committed to public service. ”

Police and Crime Commissioner David Munro added: “I have been kept updated on developments by the Chief Constable over recent months and I share his disappointment that Mr Burton’s behaviour has unfortunately tarnished the reputation of the many hard-working officers and staff within Surrey Police.

“The Force’s Professional Standards team acted swiftly in initiating the investigation into this matter which has been independently led by the IOPC to ensure complete transparency. Ultimately we have the right outcome and I fully support his view that had Mr Burton not stepped down, his resignation or retirement would have rightly been required.

“The public of Surrey deserve better and I’m confident the Chief Constable can re-establish his top team to build on the good work happening across the Force to keep Surrey safe.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Surrey’s highways team responded to hundreds of emergency call outs across the county over the weekend because of Storm Dennis.

More than 270 ranging from fallen trees to flooded roads were reported.

A number of bridges and barriers were also damaged.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:02 pm  

A hotel near Heathrow has apparently been closed, allegedly so it can be used as a quarantine centre for potential Coronavirus victims.

There are reports The Holiday Inn on the Bath Road is not taking future bookings at the moment.

A spokesman declined to tell us whether the hotel was actually closed, however, listeners living in the area tell us it has been closed since Saturday.

Anyone with an existing booking is being told to contact the hotel directly.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:39 pm  

Former Manchester United and Northern Ireland goalkeeper Harry Gregg has died aged 87

He was called the "Hero of Munich" after rescuing survivors of the air disaster in 1958, which killed eight of his team-mates.

Ex-Chelsea and Man U keeper Mark Bosnich says he was a popular figure at Old Trafford.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:06 pm  

A war veteran from Epsom has been commemorated with a park bench in Epsom Market place.

The Mayor and the Royal British Legion unveiled the bench in honour of Adam Donald who died in 1974.

He served in both World Wars and fought alongside the Gurkas between 1942-45 earning himself the Burma Star.

His legacy has been funded by his daughter Michele Donald and his memorabilia is on display in Bourne Hall Museum in Ewell.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:49 am  

Epsom and St Helier Hospitals have some of the highest number of “black and minority ethnic” board members in London.

The trust comes 8th in the list with 4 board members.

Hounslow fares better, at number 3, with 5 members.

Topping the list for most black and ethnic minority board members in London is East London NHS Foundation Trust with 9.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:48 am  

A licensed TfL taxi driver has been caught allegedly touting at Heathrow

Plain clothes officers caught the driver on Saturday morning at Terminal 3.

Private hire drivers are only allowed to offer rides if they’ve been pre-booked by a licensed operator.

The driver will attend court at an unspecified date.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:29 am  

A Thai man has been left with a broken nose after two teenagers assaulted him and shouted “Coronavirus”

The incident on Fulham Road is believed to be the first hate crime linked to the outbreak.

The 24-year-old had his headphones ripped from him and he was punched in the face, during the attack on February the 8th.

On Facebook he slammed the “culture of racism” regarding Covid-19.

The Met is investigating.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:06 am  

Staff at Heathrow had to use whiteboards to tell passengers their gate numbers, after a technical glitch brought down departure boards

People on social media complained about ten hours delays and missed flights.

British Airways cancelled 20 flights.

Heathrow says the issue has now been resolved and systems are returning to normal.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:05 am  

In Women’s FA Cup action yesterday Manchester City Women blanked Ipswich 10-nil

Birmingham City won 1-nil at Sunderland.

Chelsea’s Women continue their Cup campaign later when they entertain Liverpool at Kingsmeadow.

Spurs travel to Coventry United.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:37 am  

Hounslow Council is set to be amongst the first local authorities to work with its energy supplier to deliver large scale new renewable energy projects

The borough’s energy supplier LASER has energy frameworks from 2020 onwards.

They’ve been structured in a way to maximise the options for customers to meet their green energy and carbon reduction targets.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:36 am  

There’s a big game in the Premier League at Stamford Bridge tonight

Fourth placed Chelsea entertain Manchester United who are 6 points behind the Blues.

Frank Lampard’s side take on London rivals Tottenham on Saturday before a Champions League encounter with Bayern Munich.

He’s knows this is an important juncture in the season.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 am  

Heathrow Airport's apologised for disruption caused by 'technical issues', which led to flight cancellations

The west London hub says extra staff are on hand to help direct people to their gates.

The issues affecting some of the airport's IT systems are having a knock-on impact on several airlines.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 am  

Richmond remain on top of rugby union’s National League One this morning following a hard fought 9-7 win over Old Etonians at College Meadow

Storm Dennis ensured that players and spectators alike had to endure horrendous conditions.

It wasn’t such a good day for Richmond’s Women, they lost 42 -7 to leaders Saracens in their Premiership game at the Athletic Ground.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:32 am  

Sunday, 16 February 2020

Croydon Council is urging its 33,000 EU citizens to apply for settled status after Brexit

A free event is being held at Fairfield Halls on the 25th.

Applications are for EU and Swiss nationals who will have lived and worked here continually for five years up to September this year.

People who have lived in the UK for less than five years by this date, can apply for “pre-settled status.”

This means they can go on to achieve settled status after living in the UK continuously for five years.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:30 pm  

Lib Dem councillors in Sutton are asking residents to sign a pledge to protect services at St Helier hospital

It’s off the back of a consultation launched by NHS England about the future of the site.

A new hospital is to be built at St Helier, Epsom or Belmont, and the NHS has stated its preferred option as Belmont, next to the Marsden.

However, this would result in St Helier losing it’s A&E department and maternity unit.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:38 pm  

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

51-year-old 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.

Mr Camoccio arrived on British soil on earlier today and was met by a crowd of family and friends.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:24 pm  

Thousands of people have been facing travel chaos at Heathrow airport as the departure boards and check-in systems stopped working today.

Travellers reported "pandemonium" finding their departure gates, missing their flights and long queues to get the correct information.

Besides IT issues, Storm Dennis has also caused disruptions today - with around 60 per cent of flights delayed by over 30 minutes, along with some cancellations.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:30 pm  

A microbiologist from Kingston University has warned against the dangers of stigmatising particular communities in the wake of the Coronavirus outbreak

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

In a public lecture at the university earlier this week, he emphasised that the infection does not differentiate between communities or ethnicities.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:31 pm  

The Environment Agency warns residents between Ewell and Kingston to prepare for flooding

The heavy rain fall brought by Storm Dennis has caused river levels to rise, resulting in flooding of roads and land close to the River Hogsmill.

River levels are expected to remain high until midnight tonight, where the Environment Agency recommends avoiding low lying footpaths near local watercourses.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:31 pm  

A plane traveling from Rome to New York made an emergency landing at Heathrow Airport

A plane traveling from Rome to New York made an emergency landing at Heathrow Airport.

It was due to land in New York around 2.25pm but the flight declared an emergency over France and started its decent over the English channel

At Heathrow Airport Police entered the plane to reports of a disruptive passenger.

The passenger a male is being held under the Mental Health Act.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:35 pm  

An Asda store in Beddington lane was evacuated earlier because of a security alert

An Asda store in Beddington lane was evacuated earlier because of a security alert.

Police and fire services were called to the scene just after 11.45am.

At around 1.40pm the store reopened and no suspicious package was found.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:29 pm  

People living in the Coombe area of New Malden are being warned about a number of thefts in recent days.

Entry has been forced to properties in Clarence Avenue, Branksome Way and Elm Road.

In one raid, jewellery was taken, and in another, entry was gained via a side gate.

The Safer Neigbourhood Team says people need to make sure gates, garages and doors are properly secured and alarms fitted.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:35 am  

Walkers are being urged to help identify ten thousand miles of historic footpaths that are missing from the map in England and Wales.

All rights of way must be identified before a government deadline of 2026.

After this time, it will no longer be possible to add old paths to the official record.

Surrey’s rights of way network is made up of approximately 2,243 km (1394 miles) of public footpaths which people have the right to use on foot only.

These ramblers say it’s important to preserve them.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:35 am  

Plans for more housing on the Cambridge Estate in Kingston are one step closer

Kingston Council will bid to purchase the Hawk’s Road Clinic when it goes up for sale.

However, that’s dependent on a residents’ ballot which will be held later this month.

The regeneration plans for the area include 2,170 new homes.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:33 am  

There are currently 39 Flood Alerts across Surrey due to Storm Dennis

Areas where flooding is possible include:

Beverley Brook area in Merton
Kingston upon Thames
Richmond upon Thames
Chertsey Bourne
Cranleigh Waters
Emm Brook
Groundwater flooding in the Alton area
Hoe Stream
Lower River Loddon
Lower River Loddon at the River Thames confluence at Twyford
Loxwood Stream
Middle River Medway
Ravensbourne area in the London Boroughs of Lewisham, Bromley, Greenwich and Croydon
River Adur East Branch
River Adur West Branch
River Blackwater and The Cove Brook
River Darent from Westerham to Dartford
River Enborne and Foudry Brook
River Hogsmill area from Ewell to Kingston upon Thames
River Kennet from Thatcham down to Reading
River Mole and its tributaries from Kinnersley Manor to South Hersham
River Pang from East Ilsley to Pangbourne and Sulham Brook
River Pinn and Woodridings Stream
River Rythe from Oxshott to Thames Ditton
Rivers Beam and Rom
Rivers Eden and Eden Brook
River Thames from Mapledurham to Sonning
River Uck
River Wandle area in the London Boroughs of Wandsworth, Merton, Lambeth, Croydon and Sutton
River Whitewater and River Hart
Shuttle and Cray
Upper Arun
Upper Meon
Upper Ouse
Upper River Medway
Upper River Mole, Ifield Brook, Gatwick Stream, Burstow Stream and Salfords Stream
Upper River Wey
Western Rother
Yeading Brooks in London Boroughs of Harrow and Hillingdon

Please keep up to date by checking our website throughout the day.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:45 am  

The people of Staines are getting a new leisure centre

Spelthorne council’s launching a four -week consultation, alongside two public exhibitions, to gauge people’s views on the proposal.

It’s suggesting the new centre should be built between the Council offices in Knowle Green.

Feedback from the last public consultation in 2018 showed there was strong support and need for a new leisure centre.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:01 am  

Heathrow wants to become the most Instagrammed airport in the world

Some of the world’s most recognisable pieces of street art have been recreated at the airport.

Anamorphic Frog by Portuguese artist Odeith, one of the most instagrammed artworks in Lisbon, and Colette Miller’s Wings are among the works on show.

Heathrow is encouraging people to take pictures with the works and post them on social media in a bid to become the most instagrammed airport in the world.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:59 am  

Liverpool are 25 points clear at the top of the Premier League after beating Norwich 1-nil at Carrow Road

Sadio Mane came off the bench to score the winner on his return from injury.

In the Championship Fulham suffered a shock 3-nil loss to basement side Barnsley at Craven Cottage.

The Cottagers remain third while Brentford are fourth after their 1-all draw at Birmingham.

QPR move up to 16th after a 4-2 win over Stoke City at Loftus Road.

In League One Wimbledon scored a late equaliser in their 2-all draw at division leaders Rotherham.

The Dons are seven points clear of the drop zone.

In the National League Woking’s visit to Notts County ended in a 1-all draw.

In National League South Division action Hampton & Richmond Borough relinquished a 2-nil half time lead to go down 3-2 to Weymouth at the Beveree Stadium.

Kingstonian played out a goalless draw at Cray in the Isthmian League.

Carshalton registered a 5-1 win over Potters Bar in Sutton.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:18 am  

Thousands of people are facing travel chaos after Heathrow cancelled several flights to and from the airport yesterday as storm Dennis arrived

British Airways cancelled 40 flights.

Today the airport says it has consolidated its flight schedule to minimise the number of cancelled flights.

There have also been cancellations at Gatwick Airport.

A yellow wind warning covering England remains in place until 12 midday.

Passengers are advised to check with their airline before travelling to the airport.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:02 am  

Harlequins are 7th in rugby union’s Premiership this morning following yesterday’s 29-15 loss to London Irish at the Twickenham Stoop

Quins are just ahead of Irish in the table on points difference.

Meanwhile Northampton will aim to keep the pressure on leaders Exeter later.

A bonus point victory at home to Bristol would take them level on points with the Chiefs at the top of the table.
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