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Saturday 5 December 2020

A man has died in hospital after collapsing in the street in Croydon.

Emergency services were called on Friday evening to reports of a man in his 70s found collapsed in Clifford Road. 

The death is being is being treated as unexplained. 

Officers are appealing for information to help with their enquiries.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:28 pm  

A man has broken his shoulder after being randomly attacked in Sunbury by a group of teenagers on his way home from work.

He was walking home at around 8:30pm on Wednesday the 2nd of December when he decided to take a short cut through the estate across Spelthorne Grove and got lost. 

 He asked a group of around 10 youths for directions, aged between 14 and 18, when one of the males punched him and pushed him to the ground before they all ran off. 

 Police are appealing to anyone who was in the area at the time, or who might have mobile phone or CCTV footage, to call them on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Putney High Street has a new tree to help improve air quality . . but it’s not the traditional kind of tree you may be picturing.

The City Tree is capable of filtering the breathing air of up to 7,000 people an hour. 

Inside the tall wooden structure, there are eight large panels made of living moss, which destroys dust and harmful particles. 

The tree is the result of five years of research and development by Green City Solutions based in Germany.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Kingston University students can now receive a free, rapid Covid-19 test on campus before they travel home for Christmas.

It has been set up on its Penhryn Road campus as part of a pilot testing programme in partnership with health officials from the Council. 

 The tests will only be available to students who do not have Covid-19 symptoms. The University is initially prioritising students who live in halls of residence and private accommodation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:04 pm  

Eight fire engines and around 60 firefighters were called to a fire at a block of flats in Feltham at 1 o’clock this afternoon.

Crews were investigating reports of smoke issuing from the bin chute area of a 12-storey building on Lemon Grove. 

Station Commander Jim Ryan, who was at the scene, said several people were evacuated. There are no reports of any injuries and the cause of fire is not known at this stage.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

England will take on an under strength France side in rugby union's Autumn Nations Cup final at Twickenham tomorrow.

Their opponents have left out a large number of their more experienced players because of an agreement with the country's top league. 

 But head coach Eddie Jones insists he's expecting a tough match.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:14 pm  

Fulham manager Scott Parker hopes his players take the morale boost that came with victory at Leicester last week, into today's match against Manchester City.

 Their first away win of the campaign moved the newly promoted side one point clear of the Premier League's relegation zone.

Parker knows they'll have to be on form to pick up a positive result at the Etihad.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:41 pm  

Work on a new, low carbon secondary school in Merstham Park is moving ahead.

Reigate and Banstead Borough Council has confirmed building has begun at the site following the removal of asbestos.

The current time frame for completion is Summer 2022.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:39 pm  

Surrey's top police officer is urging us to be kind to retail staff over the Christmas period.

It follows alarming research by the Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers.

It's revealed a shop worker was abused every minute of the working day during the  pandemic somewhere across the country.

Surrey's Crime Commissioner David Munro wants shoppers to actively take part on the "Keeping Christmas Kind campaign".

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:14 pm  

A man has died in a car crash that took place on the A3 at Painshill last night.

 Police were called to the multi-vehicle collision that took place just before 6pm on the southbound carriageway.

The driver of one of the vehicles, a man in his 50s, was pronounced dead at the scene shortly afterwards.

No other injuries occurred as a result of the collision which involved four cars and three vans.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:36 am  

People in Richmond are being urged to support their high streets this Christmas.

The town is in Tier 2 meaning businesses can still open their doors to shoppers.

The council says it is working closely to ensure the correct Covid-19 guidelines are in place.

People are being urged to check the "Richmond Shops Local" campaign on social media.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:05 am  

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard's looking forward to renewing the club's rivalry with Leeds tonight.

The teams meet at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League - with 2,000 home fans in attendance.

Lampard knows the returning supporters will be even more fired up for the game due to the opposition.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:17 am  

Six men have been arrested after 14 people were conned out of more than £400,000 in romance frauds scams.

The men were detained after raids were conducted by Hampshire, Surrey and London, and Surrey Police.

Victims of romance fraud are targeted by fake online profiles to convince them they have found the perfect partner.

The six men were arrested on suspicion of fraud by false representation and money laundering.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:09 am  

The granddaughter of a man killed in a tram crash in Croydon has said new delays to an inquest are “unfair”.

Philip Logan was one of seven people killed when the tram derailed, injuring 61 people in November 2016.

The inquest is now due to start on 21 May 2021, having been postponed in October due to the coronavirus.

South London Coroner's Service said the delays are to "enable families, jurors, witnesses, and advocates to attend and participate in these hearings in a safe and Covid-secure way".

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:10 am  

Wandsworth Council is suggesting people create a piece of wall-art instead of getting a Christmas tree this year.

The authority has ranked the most sustainable trees from 1 to 5 with the option of drawing one taking the top spot.

The council recognises this will probably be the least popular option but says it’s most environmentally friendly.

Renting a tree also appears on the list, as does growing one in a pot, or buying one that’s sustainably grown.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 am  

Friday 4 December 2020

A home in New Malden owned by the great-grandfather of Princess Diana is on sale for over £2m.

It’s on the Coombe Hill Road estate, and dates back to the 1600s.

It includes a large inglenook fireplace, wood-panelled walls, parquet flooring, leaded light windows and a vaulted ceiling.

The wider Coombe area was once owned by the first Earl Spencer in the 1700s.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

An urgent treatment centre in Roehampton has opened for the first time since March.

The unit at Queen Mary’s hospital closed after it was deemed there wasn’t enough space to separate Covid and non Covid patients.

The site deals with to 480 urgent and routine appointments each week.

Appointments are initially being offered to Wandsworth residents only but  plans are in place to extend them to neighbouring boroughs.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Residents are being urged to stay alert following cases of courier fraud across Surrey and Sussex.

Courier fraud is when a fraudster calls the victim pretending to be from the police or a bank and asks for money under false pretences.

One man from Ashtead received a call advising him he was to receive new bank cards and they would send someone to collect his old ones.

The victim was asked to provide security details over the phone, including his PIN number. 

He gave over his old bank cards which the suspects later used to withdraw £250 from an ATM.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Reported Covid-19 cases are continuing to drop in Kensington and Chelsea.

The latest figures show there were 123 cases since Monday. 

This is a decrease on last week when there were 184 cases. 

The rate per 100,000 for Kensington and Chelsea is 107.6 meaning only nine London boroughs have a lower rate.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

We’re being asked to plan ahead this Christmas to try and reduce the amount of waste we produce

Lambeth council says 70% of Brits will buy more food than they need.

They’re also encouraging people to send e-cards to avoid unnecessary paper waste, and making one delivery per store to reduce packaging.

Brits are expected to produce 30% more waste at Christmas than any other time of year, around three million tonnes.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:30 pm  

A massive live music venue is to be built above Olympia London

It will form part of the historic exhibition centre’s £1.3billion redevelopment.

With 4,400 seats, it will be the largest in west London, overtaking the 3,341-seat Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith Broadway. 

Olympia London’s owners have signed the development deal with AEG Presents, which promotes Ed Sheeran and Elton John.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

The organiser of a major county lines drug line from Hounslow has been jailed

28-year-old Kye Hardy-King was arrested in June, after covert work by Surrey Police and the Met.

He was also found to have smuggled drugs into a prison with a drone.

PC Katherine Stevens says he might have thought he’s “invincible” but covert work “goes on every day.”

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:52 pm  

People are being encouraged to “brew up support” for Epsom and St Helier Hospitals with a virtual tea party

The charity arm says people could charge a small entry fee for a quiz, or a bake-off style challenge.

Fundraisers can choose the ward or department the money goes to.

Sasha Phillips, from the hospitals, says winter is a “critical time” and “any extra funds are much appreciated”.

If you’d like to host your own Care for a Christmas Cuppa event please visit by clicking here for more information, including virtual party tips. 

Alternatively, call 01372 735262 or email [email protected].

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:40 pm  

A special needs teen in Surrey missed the start of the school year, after the council failed to help sort his transport arrangements

The authority didn’t tell his mother she needed to reapply for his provision.

They’ll have to pay over £2,600 due to the costs, distress and uncertainty.

The Ombudsman welcomed the “proactive” way the council responded, and their willingness to review their services.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:01 pm  

A maths teacher from a school in Kingston has won a global award for his work during the pandemic

Dr Frost from Tiffin School was given special recognition at the Global Teacher Prize awards.

His website had netted a million hits a day when schools shut, with more than seven million downloads of his resources.

Both the Prime Minister and the Education secretary have praised his efforts.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:09 pm  

Cars dropping people at Heathrow may have to pay £5 to do so

The airport says that it wants to prevent a “car led” recovery from the effects of the pandemic.

It could be brought in by the end of 2021, depending on consultations with stakeholders.

Passenger numbers have dropped 80% due to the pandemic.

Heathrow Director of Surface Access Tony Caccavone said: 

“The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have been severe, especially on the aviation industry with Heathrow passenger numbers down over 80% and the business losing £5m a day. 

These changes will help us to protect the business financially and save jobs in the short term, whilst also allowing us to stay on track for our long-term goals of providing safe, sustainable and affordable transport options into the future.” 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:05 am  

People in Putney are being urged to clear up the litter along the River Thames towpath themselves

Wandsworth Council says there has been “an explosion” of people dumping coffee cups, plastic bottles and general litter.

Volunteers are being asked to take part in clean ups that cover the stretch from Putney Bridge to Queen Elizabeth’s Walk.

The Putney Tidy Towpath Group is leading the rubbish - picks.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:31 am  

A delivery driver who caused up to a million pounds worth of damage to cars in Chelsea, has avoided jail

25-year-old Ahmed Al Husseini was seen racing a supercar last year at over 80mph.

In total, six cars were damaged including Porsche’s, Audi’s and a Bentley.

The judge said the incident was “out of character”, and Al Husseini had suffered injuries in the crash.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:39 am  

A 36-year-old man from Cambridge has been charged with the murder of a man in Mitcham

Benoni Thomas will appear in court today, accused of the killing of Loeike Guei in September.

Five others have been charged, who are all from the South-West London and Surrey area.

Loeike was found on fire next to Mitcham Common at the end of September.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:18 am  

Thursday 3 December 2020

A new campaign has been launched across Merton to encourage older residents to increase their physical activity.


“Merton Moves” is a joint collaboration between Merton Council and charity, Wimbledon Guild.

The message is that regular physical activity is key to healthy ageing and doesn’t depend on going to a gym.

The charity delivers exercise classes that can be done at home online via zoom.  

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:49 pm  

Night flights at Heathrow may continue in their current form until 2024, two years longer than previously agreed.

The government has launched a consultation, with that being the recommended outcome.

There are currently 5,800 permitted a year, around 16 per night on average.

Campaign group Stop Heathrow Expansion says the noise is “loathed” by many people, and should be banned.

The consultation runs until the end of March.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:52 pm  

Richmond Council is explaining why it decided to stop a pub from operating a click and collect service last week.

The authority says there has been inaccurate information about the decision concerning The Waterman’s Arms on social media.

Council bosses say it was considered to be repeatedly flouting Covid-19 rules including social distancing.

The authority also received “dozens of complaints” from residents living near the pub including ones about street urination.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:51 pm  

A man has been found guilty of attempting to murder a police woman in Clapham.

Lucy Mayer reports.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:14 pm  

Six men have been arrested across Hampshire, Surrey and London after an organised operation to tackle a series of romance scams.

The men were arrested on suspicion of fraud by false representation and money laundering which saw 14 victims conned out of over £400,000.

All six have been released under investigation while enquiries continue.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:51 pm  

A road in Weybridge has been named worst in the UK for broadband connection speed.

 Queens Road has average download speeds of 0.12Mbps.

That’s in comparison to the UK’s fastest road, Dale Lane in Cheshire, which has average speeds of 639.67Mbps.

The research by means residents of Queens Road would have to wait around 119 hours to download a two-hour high definition film.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:05 pm  

Santa’s elves are out of isolation and heading to Wimbledon.


The Wimbledon Elf Initiative is asking people to donate a Christmas gift, which will then be delivered to children who may not get any. 

Ella Elf explains what’s needed.

You can donate your gifts to the elves at Wimbledon Rugby Club on Saturday. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:14 pm  

People are being urged not to leave cooking unattended after a man had to be rescued by firefighters in Wallington

Part of a kitchen in a first floor split-level maisonette was damaged by  a blaze in Clouston Close last night.

The fire is believed to have started after food was left cooking with no one watching it.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:13 pm  

Croydon University Hospital is one of 50 which are due to start administering the Covid-19 vaccination from next week

The first doses of the approved coronavirus vaccine are due to arrive in the UK today.

The Health Secretary Matt Hancock said hospitals are one of the "three modes of delivery" for the vaccination.

They’ll work alongside vaccination centres and GP's and pharmacists.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

50 NHS workers will be seated in the Royal Box at Twickenham on Sunday

2,000 rugby fans will be allowed to watch England face off against France.

20% of the tickets are for NHS staff, 1,000 are on sale for local residents, and others are for special guests.

RFU boss Bill Sweeney says healthcare workers are invited “as a thank you from the rugby family for all their sacrifice and hard work”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:42 pm  

Croydon University Hospital is one of 50 due to start administering the Covid-19 vaccination from next week

The first doses of the approved coronavirus vaccine are due to arrive in the UK today.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock said hospitals are one of the "three modes of delivery" for the vaccination.

They’ll work alongside vaccination centres and GPs and pharmacists.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:30 pm  

The UK could become the first country in Europe to ban the export of live animals for slaughter

The government's launched an eight-week consultation to look at how to better protect them in transit.

Proposals include reducing maximum journey times, giving livestock more space, and stricter rules on transporting them in extreme temperatures and by sea.

Former Richmond Park MP Lord Zac Goldsmith's the minister for animal welfare, and says Brexit has allowed this to happen.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:39 pm  

Olivier Giroud became the first Chelsea player to score four times in a game for 10 years last night

He grabbed all of the goals in their 4-nil Champions League win at Sevilla.

Manager Frank Lampard was delighted with the Frenchman's contribution.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:09 pm  

A sixth man has been arrested after a man was found dead next to Mitcham Common

A 36-year-old is accused of murder and perverting the course of justice.

23-year-old Loeike Guei was found on fire in mid-September on Commonside East.

Five people have already been charged and remain in custody awaiting trial.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:07 am  

A mum from Brentford will head to the High Court in the new year to try and get the laws surrounding abortion changed

Máire Lea-Wilson’s 18 month old son Aiden has Downs Syndrome.

Terminations are still permitted for unborn babies with disabilities at 36 weeks; Downs Syndrome is considered a disability.

Máire tells us she was offered a termination not once, but three times.

The Department for Health and Social Care says that at no stage should there be a bias towards abortion.

If anyone receives information they feel to be biased, they should raise it within the service or hospital concerned.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:43 am  

The latest coronavirus figures for Surrey are showing a decrease in cases across most boroughs

Furthermore, the average rate in Surrey is 111.5 cases per 100,000 people.

That’s compared to 139.7 per 100,000 for the South East of England.

Elmbridge has the lowest average of 78.2 cases per 100,000 whilst Runnymede is one of the highest at 140.9 per 100,000.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:39 am  

The Met Police is spending today hosting an online event aimed at creating awareness of domestic abuse

Officers from Wandsworth, Richmond, Merton and Kingston will take part in the session between 11am and 3pm.

It’s part of 16 days of action. 

There will be a live training session with input from five charities that support victims of domestic violence.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:05 am  

Wednesday 2 December 2020

Police have released CCTV images of a man they want to question in connection with an incident at Clapham Junction

A man pushed a woman on-board a service, which resulted in the woman falling into an elderly woman who fell to the floor.

 It is reported that the man was also arguing with other passengers prior to the incident at 5pm on October the 3rd

Officers believe the man in the images may have information which could help the investigation.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:35 pm  

False positive coronavirus test results could be because of tiny amounts of contamination, according to Surrey University

The method used generates thousands of trillions of molecules of what’s being looked for, and the equipment can measure just one of them.

The study says that what’s being looked for should be made at a different site, by a different company, to prevent contamination.

While false negatives are dangerous, false positives can cause people to self-isolate unnecessarily.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:23 pm  

A councillor for Chessington South is retiring after 22 years

Patricia Bamford has spent ten of those years campaigning for disabled access at the station, something that came to fruition last year.

Council leader Caroline Kerr says it’s been “an immense pleasure” to work with her.

A by-election will be held in May, alongside the election for the Mayor of London.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:02 pm  

A number of charities are taking over the derelict Debenhams in Wandsworth this Christmas

The initiative inside Southside Shopping Centre is aimed at encouraging people to “shop local.”

Charities will be able to sell their wares to raise money.

Organisers Rainbow Rising partner up with landlords to provide charities with rent-free, temporary accommodation.

The Mayor of Wandsworth will launch the initiative on Friday.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:58 pm  

Epsom and St Helier Hospitals are encouraging us to hold virtual tea parties

The Trust’s charity says extra funds are needed to support the sites through the winter months.

They are traditionally the busiest of the year, but the Coronavirus pandemic is increasing pressure.

The charity’s website has some tips on how to host an event.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

It's claimed that a third of police officers in England and Wales haven't had access to adequate personal protective equipment during the coronavirus pandemic

A study has found that roughly the same amount haven't received proper training on the crisis.

The research shows they’ve had to make sacrifices though, with just over half changing their normal duties or shifts.

John Apter is the chair of the Leatherhead-based Police Federation, which is behind the findings:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

A 30-year-old man from Staines has been arrested on suspicion of multiple driving offences

He was detained on suspicion of driving whilst disqualified and the use of a motor vehicle without third party insurance.

The man was arrested while officers were carrying out proactive patrols in the Wraysbury and Staines area.

He is currently in custody and the investigation remains ongoing.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

Epsom and St Helier Hospitals are encouraging us to hold virtual tea parties

The Trust’s charity says extra funds are needed to support the sites through the winter months.

They are traditionally the busiest of the year, but the Coronavirus pandemic is increasing pressure.

The charity’s website has some tips on how to host a event.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:04 pm  

A petition against a Low Traffic Neighbourhood in Fulham has been handed to the council

The area’s MP Greg Hands started it, and reached just over 5,500 signatures.

The council will debate it at the next meeting.

Under the scheme, certain roads are only accessible to permitted vehicles, with others fined.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:04 pm  

People in Richmond are being asked not to dump their used face coverings on the street

The council says there’s been a “sudden increase” in littering.

Single use masks cannot be recycled and must go out with general household waste.

The authority wants people to use homemade ones that can be washed and worn multiple times.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:09 pm  

A hotel worker in Guildford has been sentenced to ten years in jail, after sexually attacking a woman

30-year-old Romanian Constantin Lascar plied the woman with alcohol during the incident in 2018.

He was unable to return to the UK for his trial, but remained in contact with his defence counsel.

Police are now seeking to extradite Lascar so he can be jailed.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:09 pm  

We’re being urged to give roses to burglars

Or at least, plant them near windows in order to deter them, as part of a “defensive planting” strategy.

Spiky and thorny plants can slow down intruders, as well as leaving DNA, fibres or blood.

Leigh Hunt, principal horticultural advisor at RHS Wisley gives some recommendations.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:09 am  

People can go back to pubs today, if they have alcohol as part of a “substantial meal”

The law states that people must be sitting at a table, and guidance says that people must leave once they’ve finished their food.

Both the Health Secretary and Michael Gove have said a Scotch Egg is a substantial meal.

The Alexandra pub in Wimbledon says “give the servers a chance” and “nobody works in hospitality with the aim of making people unhappy”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:08 am  

Luton's been revealed as England's top property search hotspot for first-time buyers

Zoopla found the town has the highest concentration of people requesting information on properties from estate agents.

It's followed by Wolverhampton and Barking and Dagenham in east London.

Hounslow landed at number 18, the only place in South-West London or Surrey.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:41 am  

England's come out of a second national coronavirus lockdown and moved into a revamped three tier system

It's not popular with everyone, and although MPs approved the measures last night, over 50 Conservative backbenchers voted against Boris Johnson's new measures.

99% of the country is in the toughest two levels, which restrict different households mixing indoors.

Superintendent Roger Arditti is the Lead for neighbourhood and partnership works in South-West London, and says this about the easing of measures.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:34 am  

For the first time since March a limited number of racegoers will be allowed trackside to watch racing today, as lockdown is lifted

The Tingle Creek race at Sandown on Saturday is among the first big races to see fans back.

Mike Vince has more.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:08 am  

Tuesday 1 December 2020

A county lines drugs dealer has been jailed for over 6 years.

33-year-old Daniel Oluwaseun,Temi Ojeh pleaded to dealing drugs across areas including Stanwell, Staines and Ashford.

He arrested in July after officers on mobile patrol in Staines witnessed him acting suspiciously with two other men.

Officers searched Ojeh and found him to be in possession of two mobile phones and cash. 

A further search of Ojeh at Staines Custody Centre uncovered nine wraps of cocaine and ten wraps of heroin. 

He was arrested on suspicion of being concerned with the supply of class A drugs.

Further investigative work on the phones revealed that Ojeh had spent months dealing to known drug users in Surrey.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:30 pm  

Plans are afoot to change nine bus services across Sutton

Routes that could be affected include the S1, S4 and the 164.

A new S2 route is also being planned from St Helier Hospital to Belmont, replacing the connection to High Down prison.

The new London Cancer Hub and the Royal Marsden Hospital sites would also see a Sunday service.  

To have your say on the proposed changes, check the TfL or Sutton Council websites. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:30 pm  

Rita Ora is said to have paid a fine of thousands of pounds to Kensington and Chelsea Council.

The singer says she’s "deeply sorry" for breaking lockdown rules at the weekend in order to celebrate her 30th birthday.

Police were called out to out to restaurant Casa Cruz following a report about a potential breach of rules. 

We’ve contacted Kensington and Chelsea Council for comment. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Three men have been sentenced for their part in a football-related brawl at Clapham Junction in 2018.

Jack Jameson, Harry Grant and Keiran Stephens have been handed a mixture of suspended sentences, community work and fines. 

Bournemouth AFC fans were travelling home following a football fixture against Watford FC in March 2018.

Southampton fans were doing the same after a fixture against West Ham United FC at the London Stadium. 

Both sets of fans travelled through Clapham Junction railway station on their routes home.

Chanting and a mass fight ensued, which saw fans brawling through the shopping centre attached to the station before they were detained. 

Jameson, Grant and Stephens were all then arrested on suspicion of affray.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:30 pm  

A man from Croydon has been found guilty of murdering a hotel concierge worker

24 year old Samuel Odupitan killed Tyler Roye as he was making his way home after work in February.

Prosecutors said Odupitan "murdered him in cold blood for the sake of a designer bag".

He will be sentenced next week.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:30 pm  

Surrey Heartlands CCG has been told it should appoint an experienced Equality, Diversity and Inclusion specialist

It’s after an independent review revealed bullying of BAME staff at the Leatherhead based commissioning group.

The review was based on interviews with 120 members of staff.

The CCG has "unreservedly" apologised and will implement 21 recommendations.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

A number of people in Sutton have been hit with £400 fines for flytipping

Councillor Manuel Abellan says “flytipping is illegal, anti-social, and will not be tolerated”.

He says that the practice also includes leaving clothes outside closed charity shops and bags of domestic waste by street bins

They’re launching a campaign called “let’s SCRAP IT” about what flytipping is, how to report it, and what the council is doing about it.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Wandsworth Council's Leader is urging people to come together to keep Coronavirus rates down

Ravi Govindia says there’s no guarantee London won’t be put in a higher tier.

The whole city is currently going into the middle, Tier 2, when lockdown finishes tomorrow.

The latest Public Health England figures show that there have been 332 cases of Covid-19 in Wandsworth over the past week:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:06 pm  

Battersea Arts Centre has been chosen as the overall winner of the New London Awards 2020

It was praised for its repurposing of the existing building after it was mostly destroyed by fire.

It was also commended for the “inclusive nature of the project” that signified a “new community centred era for cultural buildings”.

Past winners include London Bridge Station.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

A major road in Fulham is getting a £1 million regeneration

Hammersmith and Fulham Council wants to make North End Road “a more thriving, sustainable and welcoming high street.”

The funding is coming from the Mayor of London’s “Business Low Emissions Neighbourhood” scheme.

The route, which is also home to a market, won Best Community or Parish Market at the Great British Market Awards last year. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:39 pm  

Over 50 Labour MPs are calling for a mass deportation of criminals tomorrow to be stopped

Up to 50 people are to be sent back to Jamaica, although the Guardian reports that those who came to the UK as children are exempt.

Streatham’s Bell Ribeiro-Addy, Hammersmith’s Andy Slaughter, and former leader Jeremy Corbyn are among the signatories.

Croydon South MP Chris Philp is an immigration minister, who says the flight will be going ahead.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:01 pm  

2,000 fans are to return to Twickenham Stadium on Sunday, under current plans

The government has approved limited numbers of fans coming back to stadiums.

Any breach of social distancing inside could result in being ejected.

Bars won’t be open, with alcohol only available to the table with a substantial meal.

England’s rugby team will face off against France, with a 2pm kickoff.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:12 am  

Fulham manager Scott Parker wants his team to use their surprise 2-1 victory at Leicester as a springboard to move up the Premier League table

Just their second top flight win of the season was enough to take them out of the relegation places.

Parker hopes his players take a lot of confidence from the performance.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:41 am  

Workers at Heathrow airport will stage the first in a series of pre-Christmas strikes today

The action is in a dispute over-pay and conditions.

Members of Unite will walk out for 24 hours, and again on December the 14th, 17th and 18th.

The strike action will involve firefighters, engineers, baggage operations, landside and airside workers.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:33 am  

A man has been charged, after people were attacked with a pole in Streatham

35-year-old Luke Bowyer is accused of GBH and criminal damage.

Police were called to Leigham Court Road last Wednesday afternoon, and arrested a man at the scene.

Bowyer is also from Leigham Court Road.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:08 am  

Fulham are out of the Premier League's relegation zone, thanks to a 2-1 win at Leicester

First half goals from Ademola Lookman and Ivan Cavaleiro were enough to secure Scott Parker's team just their second victory of the campaign.

The defeat for Leicester means they missed the chance to move joint top.

West Ham host Aston Villa in the top-flights late kick-off.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 am  

Monday 30 November 2020

The Pets as Therapy dogs for Kingston Hospital say they’re missing seeing patients and staff.

They go into hospitals and play with people to help them relax.

However, during lockdown, they and their owners haven’t been allowed in.

Suzie has this to say about her dog Digby.

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posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

British Airways are investigating, after reports that a stewardess is selling intimate items and experiences.

The Sun reports that a member of the Heathrow crew is offering adult experiences for money on board.

Pictures have been published of the alleged stewardess, but her face is not shown.

Another crew member says that it highlights that many staff can’t afford to live on reduced wages after cutbacks.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

It's feared the coronavirus pandemic could set research into cancer back by almost a year-and-a-half.

That’s according to the Institute of Cancer Research in Sutton.

Lockdowns, restrictions on capacity in labs and a drop in charity funding have all been found to have had an impact.

A survey of more than 200 researchers suggests major advances are being delayed - though they said they could avoid any long-lasting damage by adapting to the crisis.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Over £3,000 worth of Christmas trees have been stolen in Southfields.

They were taken from the Pines & Needles pop-up shop on Friday night.

CCTV images captured from a neighbouring property show thieves making off with up to 300 trees. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

A 21 year old man has been found guilty of sexual activity with a 13 year old girl in Cobham.

Alex Cadwell had previously pleaded guilty to the charges against him and will be sentenced next year.

He was arrested in August after a sexual assault was reported  in the toilets near the British Legion in Hollyhedge Road.

Over the period of a month, Cadwell had groomed the victim online, inciting them to commit sexual acts before meeting in real life.

He then engaged in sexual activity with the victim.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Armed police have arrested a man in Thames Ditton

The firearms officers were called to a block of flats in Summer Road at around midnight.

It was after a concern for safety.

A 24-year-old man was arrested following threatening behaviour and remainS in custody.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:14 pm  

A new eyesight saving screening machine has been introduced at Kingston Hospital

The imaging system has been acquired by funds from Kingston Hospital Charity.

It can detect conditions such as macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease and tumors.

It's hoped the system will help clear the backlog of delayed retinal cases due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:07 pm  

The University of Surrey is lowering entry requirements next year

 It’s for students applying for undergraduate courses.

Entry will be lowered by one grade to relieve the pressure for students who have had their learning disrupted by Coronavirus.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:46 pm  

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard doesn't want to get drawn into mind games with Tottenham's Jose Mourinho

The Portuguese manager ruled his side out of the Premier League title race, but declared Chelsea one of the favourites following yesterday's nil-nil draw between the clubs.

Lampard says there's a long way to go this season.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:19 pm  

The Princess Alice Hospice in Esher is going global with its festive fundraising

People from Ireland, Spain and now South Africa have now signed up to the annual Santa Fun Run.

This year’s virtual event will see people dressed as Father Christmas jogging, walking, skiing or swimming 5K.

The funds will enable the hospice to continue its 30 year mission providing specialist end of life care to those in need.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:03 pm  

Two people have been arrested after a robbery outside a kebab shop in Sutton

Police were called Saturday evening to the High Street, and four youths fled the scene.

They two at large are described as young black men, between 16 and 20, and wearing dark clothing.

One is very tall, around 6’4”, and another shorter with plaited or corn rowed hair.

If you have any information, contact police on 101, or Crimestoppers to remain anonymous.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:15 am  

Christmas will come to Banstead

The town’s Rotary Club, like many others, is having to take its fundraising online this year.

But this isn’t stopping Rotarians from spreading joy; the area’s schools have already had their Christmas trees delivered.  

Club Secretary David Martin says there’s many more who will benefit from the virtual fundraising.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:31 am  

Students and staff at Royal Holloway University can get tested for coronavirus, even if they don’t have symptoms

The Egham campus will be opening the facility today, ahead of the government’s “student travel window”.

Anyone who tests negative is asked to travel within 24 hours of receiving the results.

People who test positive are required to self-isolate in their current accommodation for ten days.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:36 am  

London Irish secured a rugby union Premiership victory in their first game at their new home

They won 22-9 against Leicester at Brentford Community Stadium.

They originally formed in Sunbury, but have spent the past 20 seasons playing in Reading.

Brentford FC have played nine games there since giving up the keys to Griffin Park.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:08 am  

Sunday 29 November 2020

More than 280 people in Sutton could be in line for a community award next month.

The prizes, celebrating local heroes in 8 categories cover a wide range of activities.

The finalists will be announced in December by the council, Sutton Housing Partnership, Sutton Community Action and Sutton Voluntary Centre.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:22 pm  

A new unit tailored to people with physical disabilities has opened at St Helier hospital.

The Changing Places facility offers a fully accessible bathroom, hoist and space for two carers.

It’s part of plans to modernise older parts of the hospital; a second facility is being planned for Epsom Hospital.

The two sites have received part of a £500 million Government grant, which will also see a new hospital built in Sutton. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:21 pm  

St Helier Hospital’s opened a new unit tailored to people with physical disabilities.

The Changing Places facility offers a fully accessible bathroom, hoist and space for two carers.

It’s part of plans to modernise older areas of the hospital; a second unit is being planned for Epsom.

The two sites have received part of a £500 million Government grant, which will also go towards building a new hospital in Sutton.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:40 pm  

Mass regeneration of a part of Battersea has been given the go-ahead after 6 years.

Wandsworth Council's plans to build 2,000 new homes on the Winstanley and York Road Estate have been backed by the Greater London Authority.

35% of the development will be social housing, and plans include a leisure centre, library and children’s centre. 

The proposals were first presented to residents back in 2014.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:19 pm  

AFC Wimbledon waited 30 years to play an FA Cup game at Plough Lane and they’re going to have to wait one more for the next one.

They’ve lost 2-1 to League 2’s Crawley Town, in the Second Round.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:18 pm  

A special needs school in Hounslow is due to reopen tomorrow after a case of Coronavirus forced it to close.

Cedars Primary shut its doors to around 70 students and staff a week ago.

The school caters for children with special social, emotional and mental health needs.

Hounslow's Public Health team says it’s been working with the school to allow it to restart classes. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:26 pm  

Epsom and St Helier Hospital bosses are reminding people that they’re still “open for business.”

They say that despite the impact of COVID-19, there is no reason to avoid accessing appointments and services.

There are stringent safety measures in place at both sites to ease patient concerns.

Consultations can also be carried out by video or phone limiting face-to-face appointments to those that are clinically necessary.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:11 pm  

Hounslow Council is worried the pandemic could lead to long term economic problems because of the area’s reliance on aviation

 Hounslow Council is worried the pandemic could lead to long term economic problems because of the area’s reliance on aviation. 

Officials from the borough took part in an Aviation summit last week which also included community leaders from Manchester, Glasgow and the areas around Gatwick. 

Around 40 thousand Hounslow residents are reliant on Heathrow for work. A high proportion are on furlough and many are fearful of future redundancies. 

A recent study commissioned by six London borough’s from Oxford Economics found Hounslow and Hillingdon were the most economically reliant on Heathrow. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:08 pm  

Students at Chertsey High School have been asked to stay at home and log on for virtual classes next week


Students at Chertsey High School have been asked to stay at home and log on for virtual classes next week.

The closure isn’t related to coronavirus – their school has been flooded by a burst pipe in the main building.

Staff are said to be devastated, especially as, to date, they’ve avoided having to send home any students because of the virus.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:10 am  

The FA Cup returns to Plough Lane today for the first time in over 30 years as AFC Wimbledon host Crawley Town in the Second Round

 The FA Cup returns to Plough Lane today for the first time in over 30 years as AFC Wimbledon host Crawley Town in the Second Round.

The Dons only qualified on Thursday night after beating Barrow on penalties in a postponed First Round tie - their 3rd game in 6 days.

Unfortunately fans aren’t allowed in for this historic fixture because of coronavirus restrictions.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:15 am  

Dave Prowse, the actor who played Darth Vader before spending his later years living in Croydon, has died at the age of 85


Dave Prowse - who played Darth Vader in the original Star Wars trilogy - has died at the age of 85.

The former bodybuilder from Bristol, who spent his later years living in Croydon, was cast in the role which was voiced by James Earl Jones.

Prowse also played the Green Cross Code Man - promoting road safety in the UK. 

And he was personal trainer to the Superman star, Christopher Reeve. 

His agent says he passed away following a short illness.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:13 am  

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