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Saturday, 19 December 2020

The body of a woman has been found in a suitcase in a hostel in Southall.

Police were called to the Pay and Sleep hostel yesterday afternoon.

A postmortem's now taking place at Fulham mortuary.

No arrests have been made and detectives are treating her death as unexplained at this time.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:52 pm  

In Surrey, coronavirus rates are growing every borough as most of the county is now in tier 3.

Infection figures in Waverley have more than doubled despite being the only one with tier 2 status.

Woking continues with the highest numbers, followed by Surrey Heath.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:23 pm  

The Royal School of Needlework has launched online classes to hone people’s embroidery skills.

Based at Hampton Court Palace, the RSN says it has seen interest in the activity increase during lockdown.

The “Stitching Through a Global Pandemic” virtual classes will cater to all levels of ability. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:13 pm  

Police in London are urging people not to attend large gatherings this weekend, ahead of further planned anti-lockdown protests.

In an open letter, the Metropolitan police force has warned we're still in the middle of a global pandemic", as coronavirus cases continue to rise.

A demonstration's expected to take place in Parliament Square later, with others planned around the country.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:24 pm  

Kingston University have created a Covid-19 historic archive to preserve experiences of the community for future generations.

The archive of written testimonies and artifacts during the pandemic will be preserved as part of the University's 120-year-old history.

They are inviting submissions of creative writing, artworks, videos or photographs for the new collection reflecting individuals' lives.

It will form part of the diverse range of archives and special collections, based at the University's flagship Town House building.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:18 pm  

The trade organisation for the fitness industry says it's "vital" the government reconsiders the closure of exercise studios as part of Tier 3 restrictions.

Indoor group classes in the areas of England under the tougher measures have been forced to stop - but gyms can stay open.

UKactive has written to ministers, saying thousands of jobs could be lost if they don't change the guidance.

Sinead Chandiram is a personal trainer and fitness instructor based in south-west London.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:39 am  

People in Kingston are being urged to “keep Christmas safe”.

The borough’s Director of Public Health, Iona Lidington, says they’ve seen a sharp rise in cases across the borough, and infections are rising.

She says “you have the chance now to influence how safe your Christmas will be".

During the Christmas bubble period, we’re being urged to isolate for five days beforehand, and ensure indoor spaces get fresh air.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:17 am  

Councillors in Kingston have the lowest allowance in London, according to new research.

The Taxpayers Allowance says councillors in the UK cost £255m last year, up £4m from the year before.

Manchester had the highest, with nearly £17,000 basic allowance.

John O’Connell, from the TPA, says “councillors must keep down their taxpayer-funded allowances to ease the burden on hard-pressed households”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:39 am  

Millions more people in England have moved into Tier 3 including those who live in parts of Surrey, East Sussex, Cambridgeshire, and Hampshire.

Nearly 70% of England’s population are living under the most severe coronavirus restrictions.

It’s understood the government’s scientific advisors met last night to discuss the possibility of tougher rules after reports warned a new strain of Covid-19 is spreading more quickly than previous versions.

Boris Johnson hasn’t ruled out a third lockdown.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:25 am  

A BBC investigation has found fake “Covid-19 immunity boosters” are being sold over the counter in London shops.

Coronil, a herbal remedy from India has been found on sale in stores in predominantly Asian areas across the capital.

Manufacturers Patanjali Ayurved claim the plant-based ingredient pills protect against "respiratory tract infections".

Tests have found it offers no protection against coronavirus.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:10 am  

People in Richmond have come together to create a memorial quilt about life in lockdown.

A mother who was about to give birth, grandparents missing their grandchildren, and local charities are among the contributors.

It’ll be on show at the museum of Richmond.

It was the brainchild of former Mayor Nancy Baldwin, who says she’s blown away by the end result.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 am  

The public stepped in to help police detain a driver in Ashford.

The driver crashed on Clockhouse lane and tried to fight with police, and was arrested.

When asked on a form if there’s a reason he can’t provide a breath test, he gave a sweary description of himself as the reason why.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101, or Crimestoppers to remain anonymous.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 am  

Friday, 18 December 2020

Eight new bird nesting boxes have been installed in Crane Park in Twickenham.

The new homes have been donated by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.

They will be maintained by community-based volunteers from Friends of the River Crane Environment. 

The team will be monitoring the boxes, hoping to attract great tits, blue tits, coal tits and nuthatches into the environment.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

A timeline has been set out for the full reopening of Hammersmith bridge, and it’ll take just over five years.

The first stage will last 11 months from when it gets started, and would allow a limited number of pedestrians and cyclists across the bridge.

21 more months of work later, that would be an unlimited number.

It would take a further two and a half years for the bridge to be reopened fully to traffic.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

An elderly couple have been pickpocketed in New Malden.

They were approached by three ladies of Chinese or Korean nationality down the side road to Waitrose.

They asked for directions and one pushed a map under the husband’s chin, which it’s believed was a distraction to pickpocket him.

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

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

A woman has been taken to hospital after a fire in Croydon

It’s believed to have been caused by incense sticks.

Emergency crews were called yesterday afternoon to a three-storey block on Oakfield Road.

A spokesperson for the fire brigade says incense must be attended, and placed away from curtains and anything flammable.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:10 pm  

A maternal mental health service has been set up in Surrey

The Surrey Heartlands CCG will make specific therapies available for women experiencing difficulties after losing their babies, or other trauma.

It’ll be available from preconception, if they have issues from a previous pregnancy, until 24 months after birth.

Around one in four women experience mental health problems in pregnancy and the two years afterwards.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:36 pm  

A retired stable boy from Epsom has welcomed a Christmas hamper from a racing charity.

Peter Eaton is one of many in the racing community past and present to benefit receive some treats from Racing Welfare.

The charity sent out the gift boxes to replace the Christmas lunches they usually provide but cancelled due to the pandemic.

The hampers were funded from the John Pearce Racing Foundation and coordinated by  Jockey Club Catering.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:17 pm  

It's been confirmed teachers won't have to carry out coronavirus testing in schools in England

A mass screening programme will take place at the beginning of term next year - and secondary pupils will return to class in a staggered way.

A teaching union had claimed staff could be forced to deliver the tests, but Schools Minister Nick Gibb says that's not the case.

The Brentford and Isleworth MP Ruth Cadbury says a headteacher in her constituency is angry about the “confused nonsense”.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:02 pm  

Kew Gardens think they’ve discovered the world’s “ugliest” orchid

They’ve named a number of “weird and wonderful” new species that they’ve found this year.

Among them are six new types of toadstool, with one growing at Heathrow Airport.

It’s been named Cortinarius heatherae, after Heather, the wife of the man who discovered it.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:07 am  

Tooting and Mitcham FC have been commended for their work providing role models for young people

The academy there provides training and education to 70 boys.

Co-manager Ashley Bosah says “seeing them grow, develop and succeed is an amazing experience”.

Merton Council leader Mark Allison says the difference they make is “profound” and it was an “honour” to commend them.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:42 am  

A person has died after falling from a height in Streatham

Police were called to Streatham High Road around 6am this morning, and the person was pronounced dead an hour later.

It’s currently being treated as unexplained.

Enquiries are ongoing.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 am  

A person in a Ford Transit van has reportedly used a captive bird to attack a swan in Chertsey

Police say a person reported it happened on 1pm on Tuesday along Hillswood Drive.

That’s just south of Homewood Park and St Peter’s Hospital.

Runnymede Police are asking for more information, asking “how and why?”.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:32 am  

Over 100 MPs are asking the government to stop changes to tax relief for small breweries

The plans are for the threshold for relief to be halved, and to get a cash amount rather than a percentage, which would dwindle with inflation if not raised.

The treasury says 80% of breweries won’t be affected, and the current system has support rapidly withdrawn above a certain level.

Conservative Elliot Colburn is the Carshalton MP, and has two breweries in his constituency, Anspach and Hobday, and Signal.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:06 am  

Thursday, 17 December 2020

The group which runs the Pryzm nightclub in Kingston has been forced to sell the chain after facing financial difficulty due to the coronavirus crisis

Deltic group, which also runs the Oceana chain, is the UK’s largest nightclub operator.

Both chains have been bought up by a Scandinavian hospitality company, REKOM.

It's hoped the deal will save around 13-hundred jobs.

 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:50 pm  

A dog has been stolen in Wimbledon

Police were called on Tuesday morning to Cannon Hill Lane.

A person had been approached by a man who was asking questions about his dog, and was then pushed by a second person.

They then ran off with the white and light brown Spaniel, which has dark brown ears.

They’re described as white, around 5’10, one wearing a puffa jacket and the other in a black hoodie.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:03 pm  

Kingston Council has published a new report that details its current work and future ambitions

 It’s inviting local residents to share their thoughts.

The Budget Planning Report outlines how the council believes it can deliver on its priorities.

Residents are being encouraged to read the report and responds through the council’s resident engagement portal.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:58 pm  

Hammersmith and Fulham Council increased the value of assets held in its share portfolio by nearly 22% during the pandemic

Stock market researcher Stockopedia has analysed the average stock performance of London’s councils this year.

Although 2020 has been a turbulent year, companies that focused on technology and online shopping faired well.

Kingston was one of five boroughs that increased its collective share value by 6.6% whilst London as a whole lost nearly 11%.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:11 pm  

Staff at Headley Court Hospital in Epsom is getting a fresh batch of home cooked meals today and tomorrow

The “Meals for the NHS” charity was set up in the summer to raise money to provide food for staff whilst helping restaurants.

The aim is to deliver 13,000 meals in just 8 hours to 92 hospitals.

The charity raised almost £2 million for participating restaurants to provide food with an additional £86,000 to pay their staff.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:30 pm  

Pre-school children in Merton are to receive Christmas food vouchers, if they would qualify for free school meals

Care leavers who are living independently and young carers are also to benefit.

They’ll be eligible for £40 for the fortnight, higher than the £15 a week offered during the half term.

Parents will need to complete a claim form online, you can find a link to that here

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

A man has been arrested after being found with a hammer in Worcester Park

On Monday evening, a resident called the police about a man in his back garden.

Police found a man on Garth Road who matched the description from the resident and CCTV.

He’s been arrested for going equipped to steal and attempted burglary.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:49 pm  

There are calls for Boris Johnson to block planning permission for Heathrow expansion

Yesterday, the Supreme Court ruled in favour of expansion, after the Court Appeal blocked it in February on climate grounds.

Twickenham MP Munira Wilson says Mr Johnson doesn’t actually have to lie down in front of bulldozers, as he once said he would.

Heathrow says expansion will allow global Britain to become a reality, and will allow the UK to “compete for trade and win.”

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:53 pm  

Despite having a high number of coronavirus cases last week, Runnymede’s numbers are now falling

However, Woking and Spelthorne are still high and continuing to rise.

Waverley had been posting numbers consistently below 100 but is now seeing over 150, but remains the least-affected borough in Surrey.

Runnymede is the only borough to see a fall in numbers.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:11 pm  

The Conservative Leader of Wandsworth Council is being criticised after a comment about suicide during a debate on sheltered accommodation at the council meeting last night


Labour Councillor Gasser denied the allegation.


The comment has been referred to on social media as “disgusting” and “disgraceful”, with calls for Ravi Govindia to apologise.

We’ve contacted Wandsworth Council for comment.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:47 am  

Croydon Council is trying to borrow money from the government to avoid bankruptcy

They’re asking for a capitalisation direction of £150m to cover themselves until 2024.

They stopped all non-essential spending last month to ensure they would balance the books.

Leader Hamida Ali says the loan would support their plans to live within their means and continue vital services.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:45 am  

People across Richmond are being given the chance to get fit with Brentford Football Club

It’s launched a 12-week virtual fitness programme that can be undertaken from the comfort of your own home.

Some of the classes will even be taken by the footballers themselves.

The programme starts on the 18th of January.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:34 am  

Hammersmith and Fulham Council is being asked to foot the bill for repairing Hammersmith Bridge

The Department for Transport has asked the council to meet 50% of the cost as it says the authority is responsible for its maintenance.

That could be anywhere between £128 and £163 million.

The 133-year-old bridge was closed entirely in August after cracks in the structure worsened during a heatwave.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:32 am  

A 66-year-old woman has died after a collision in Morden

Emergency crews were called on Monday evening to Morden Hall Road, where she had been hit by a car.

She was taken to hospital but died of her injuries yesterday.

The driver is assisting police with enquiries, but the force is appealing for anyone who was on the route 118 bus that was stationary nearby.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:08 am  

Wednesday, 16 December 2020

A man who failed to appear in court after a collision in Wandsworth is being hunted by police.

22-year-old Ridwan Ali from Wembley is charged with causing serious injury by dangerous driving, and driving without insurance.

His court date was at the end of October.

You can find a picture of him on our Twitter Feed, just search for Jackie News.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

A man from Kensington and Chelsea has been sentenced after he was caught with drugs worth £1million.

35 year old Mark Richard Ryan was sentenced to eleven years and six months for conspiracy to produce and supply class A drugs, money laundering and possession of counterfeit currency.

His accomplice, 42 year old Paul El-Shahar, was sentenced to nine years imprisonment for the same offences.

In 2019 officers found nearly £83,000 in counterfeit cash, drugs worth £1 million, £15,000 in cash as well as rounds of live ammunition.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Green parking charges proposed by Labour run Merton Council are being challenged by the area’s Lib Dems.


The charges would increase or decrease depending on how polluting a vehicle is. 


But the Lib Dems are suggesting delaying the roll-out of the new scheme until January 2022.


They say driving, not parking, causes pollution and drivers should be given more time to switch to a less polluting vehicle.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

A story book has been donated to children in some charities in Surrey which describes the Water Cycle.

SES Water have produced the book, which stars Drop the droplet as she flows through the water system.

The Royal Marsden in Sutton and Home Start Epsom are among the organisations to have received copies.

Jo Hedges, from the water supplier, says it’s important to learn how precious the resource is and gain an understanding of it.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Richmond is one of a number of boroughs that has signed up for “rapid turnaround lateral flow tests” for COVID-19.

Lateral Flow Devices can be used to identify the 25% of people who are asymptomatic but could still be infectious.

People who are symptom free are being invited for testing at sites in Heathfield, Hampton North and Twickenham.

Tests are available for anyone aged over 18. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

An orchestra has been enlisted to mark the opening of a new cancer research centre in Sutton.

 This is a  formerly unfinished symphony.

The Institute of Cancer Research joined forces with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

It was originally left at three-quarters done to symbolise the incomplete Centre for Cancer Drug Discovery.

Entitled ‘Let’s Finish It’, the piece of music has finally been completed and released to the public for the first time. 

Scientists at the centre will overcome cancer’s ability to evolve resistance to drugs with the world’s first ‘anti-evolution’ drug discovery programme.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

A campaign group representing residents of Richmond has said Heathrow’s expansion is lawful according to the Supreme Court but is “still a pipedream”.

Richmond Heathrow Campaign says opposition to Heathrow expansion from community groups and some councils is stronger than ever. 

More than 2 million people including those living in Richmond and Kew are exposed to noise and health risks.

They want Heathrow to focus on better surfaces, more passengers per flight, reducing air and noise pollution and bans on night flights.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:20 pm  

Drivers with dash-cam footage are being urged to come forward after a serious collision in Morden last night.

Officers were called to reports of a car in collision with a pedestrian in Morden Hall Road.

A woman, believed aged in her 60s, remains there in a critical condition and enquiries are continuing to locate her next of kin.

The driver of the car stopped at the scene and is assisting police with enquiries; there has been no arrests.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

The Lib Dem MP for Twickenham has called on the Prime Minister to step in and block the expansion of a third runway at Heathrow.

Munira Wilson says the decision is “is extremely disappointing and terrible news for our planet”

The news will be a blow to the residents who live under the flight path who have to deal with the increased levels of air pollution and noise.

She has quoted “Boris Johnson famously promising to lie down in front of the bulldozers to stop a third runway being built”.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:06 pm  

A converted church is on sale in Fulham for nearly £20m.

St Mark’s House includes a cinema room with its own bar, and a curved banquet dining area.

There’s also a swimming pool in the basement.

It was originally designed by Edward Blore, who contributed to Buckingham Palace during the Victorian era.

It can be found at Savills.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:11 pm  

The government insists there are no plans to change the coronavirus rules for Christmas, but the message has toughened up

We're being urged to self-isolate before joining with other households in a festive bubble, to stay local where possible and to avoid meeting elderly or vulnerable people.


Labour's called for a review of the 5-day relaxation, after concern from medics and scientists about rapidly rising cases.

Shadow communities secretary Steve Reed is the MP for Croydon North, and says ministers need to carefully look at the data.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:02 pm  

Three men have been jailed after a daylight shooting in Isleworth

In December 2018, 19-year-old Mohammed Ahmed from Hampton was in the car park of Isleworth Station, when he pulled out a silenced pistol.

He shot a car twice, narrowly missing one person and the passenger.

19-year-old Mosaab Berrada of no fixed abode and 18-year-old Junior Chartsrivisej from Brentford have also been jailed.

The three are sentenced to a total of over 50 years.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:11 am  

Heathrow expansion CAN go ahead

That’s what the Supreme Court has ruled, after the airport brought the case higher when it was turned down by the court of appeal.

In February, it was judged on environmental grounds that it couldn’t go ahead.

Pro-expansion campaign group Back Heathrow says it’s “an important moment for local communities, desperate for jobs and apprenticeships at a very hard time for our economy”.

Critics say it would mean increased noise and pollution.

Representatives of the airport have previously said that it wouldn’t be completed until 2030 at the earliest.

The airport can now seek a development consent order, which is a type of planning permission for infrastructure.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:05 am  

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard admits they may already be feeling the effects of a busy festive schedule

A 2-1 defeat at Wolves was their second loss in a row - and meant they missed out on going top of the Premier League.

Before the weekend, no-one had beaten them since mid-September.

Lampard says they didn't look like themselves.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:51 am  

A new study has found kangaroos can communicate with humans despite never being domesticated

Researchers from the University of Roehampton say their findings challenge the notion that this behaviour is usually restricted to animals like dogs, horses or goats.

They found the animals gazed at a human when trying to access food placed in a closed box.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:11 am  

A woman and girl found dead in Hounslow have been confirmed as mother and daughter

The bodies of 25-year-old Shiwangi Bagoan and two-year-old Ziana were found on Monday.

Police were called in the afternoon to an address on Old Meadow Lane.

Homicide detectives do not currently believe anyone else was involved.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:02 am  

We’ll have a result on Heathrow expansion this morning

The Supreme Court will hand down its judgment over whether Government plans to expand the airport were lawful or not.

The Court of Appeal ruled in February that ministers did not take into account the UK’s climate change when they passed the plans in 2018.

The Government decided not to appeal the ruling, but Heathrow did.



posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:04 am  

Tuesday, 15 December 2020

Elmbridge Meals on Wheels service has celebrated a milestone delivery during the coronavirus pandemic.

At the end of November, the service delivered its 45,000th meal since the pandemic began.

For the past nine months, is has been hard at work ensuring that vulnerable residents across the borough have been kept safe and fed. 

The service delivers up to 3 meals a day, 7 days a week and they are continuing to do so.

If you know someone who might benefit from Meals on Wheels, please visit the Elmbridge Borough Council website: HERE or email [email protected]



posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:03 pm  

A man has been convicted of attempting to murder his wife in Twickenham.


 
William Clapperton was found guilty of attempted murder yesterday after an eight day trial.

On the 17th of  February, Clapperton carried out a sustained and frenzied armed attack on his wife at their home address in Twickenham.

Images of the victim’s injuries were considered too horrific to be shown in court

He was remanded in custody to appear at the same court for sentencing on Friday, 22 January next year.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

We’re going to find out how to Christmas like a King tonight.

A new TV documentary will go behind the scenes at Hampton Court Palace to see how past generations of royals have celebrated .

Hampton Court’s Joint Chief Curator Tracy Borman says the Palace’s most famous resident Henry VIII adored Christmas.

Click the link below to hear the full interview. 

https://audioboom.com/posts/7751689-tracy-borman-joint-chief-curator-at-historic-royal-palaces

Christmas at Hampton Court Palace” is on at 9pm on Channel 5.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:10 pm  

Surrey’s top police officer says licensing air guns in England and Wales could lead to “significant” burden on police forces.

The Government has launched a consultation on the proposed ‘Stanley’s Law.

Campaigners want tougher regulations after the accidental death of 13 year old Ben Wragge in 2017.

It was followed by the death of six year old Stanley Metcalf involving an air gun in 2018.

Since 2005, it is estimated that air guns have been responsible for 25 fatalities in the UK.

David Munro says he welcomes the consultation but there are “many implications to the licensing of airguns.”

It is illegal to carry an air gun in a public place, or for a person under the age of 14 to use an air gun unsupervised.

 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

A crime alert has been issued after multiple thefts were reported across several areas of New Malden.

The windows of cars have been smashed, cash and two catalytic converters stolen.

Thefts have been reported in the Coombe Vale and Beverley wards.

Police say the outside shell of the catalytic converter should be marked with indelible fluid to identify it if stolen.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Chelsea can go back to the top of the Premier League with a win against Wolves at Molineux tonight

The London side suffered their first defeat in 18 games on Saturday - going down 1-nil to Everton.

Manager Frank Lampard has challenged his players to respond to the setback.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:52 pm  

A cyclist escaped with only minor injuries after being repeatedly driven at by a car in Ashford

She was knocked off her bike outside the District Arms Pub in the evening of the 27th of November.

Police say it was deliberate, and the suspects were unknown to her.

They’re described as white and slim, one wearing a camouflage jacket and another had a blue jumper.

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

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:04 pm  

Two police officers for South-West London have been given final written warnings, after sending racist and homophobic jokes

They’re among five officers from across London who were sending each other offensive content ten years ago.

One of the “reprehensible” jokes concerned institutional racism within the police.

The report notes that the officers have since matured, with many of them now having children and good service records.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:07 am  

A Covid-19 vaccination clinic is to open at Epsom Downs racecourse tomorrow.

It’s one of four centres launching across Surrey this week.

NHS staff will work alongside GPs to vaccinate those aged 80 and over, as well as care home workers and residents.

The NHS will contact people in the priority groups when it is their turn to receive the vaccine. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:47 am  

A motorcyclist is in hospital after a car chase by police in Sunbury

Shortly before 2am this morning, an unmarked car was following the bike after reports of suspicious behaviour.

It then hit a marked car on Lower Hampton Road.

The biker is in hospital with serious injuries.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101, or Crimestoppers to remain anonymous.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:02 am  

A homicide investigation has been launched after a two-year-old girl died in Hounslow

Police were called yesterday just after 4pm to Old Meadow Road, where the girl and a 25-year-old woman were found dead.

They were related to each other, and it’s not believed anyone else was involved.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, or Crimestoppers to remain anonymous.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:03 am  

Monday, 14 December 2020

Workers handling cargo for British Airways at Heathrow Airport are going on strike for nine days starting on Christmas Day.

The Unite union says 840 staff face pay cuts of up to 25 percent, because of changes to their contracts.

I-A-G Cargo claims it'll mean almost half would see their salaries rise, with wages for others falling by no more than 10 percent.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Three men have been jailed for over 5 years following convictions for conspiracy to burgle and conspiracy to possess criminal property.

Ian Smail from Cheam, David Neal from Thornton Heath, and Jordan Barnett from Sutton were arrested in August.

The police investigation revolved around the use of the online selling application Shpock.

It focused on communication between the three defendants showing their involvements in several burglaries of garden sheds and garages.

These offences took place between March and July in Banstead, Worcester Park and Epsom.

Officers were contacted by a victim of one of the burglaries, who had found his stolen bicycle for sale on eBay.

It was traced to an address, where the seller told police that they initially brought the bike from a man in Sutton via Shpock.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Rules preventing some gay and bisexual men from giving blood are being lifted.

From next summer, men who have sex with men in a long-term relationship will be allowed to donate.

Currently they can only do so if they abstain for three months.

Ethan Spibey - the founder of campaign group Freedom to Donate - says it's a big step towards equality.

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You can donate at centres in Tooting and Twickenham.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

People who smoke socially may have their brains affected as much as regular smokers.

That’s according to the University of Roehampton, who say people run a similar risk of having important chemicals affected.

The specific parts affected can make people more impulsive.

It’s the first study of its kind that looked into both intermittent and regular smoking.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:58 pm  

Developers have decided to reduce the size of a tower block in Kingston town centre

They’ve amended an application for the Eden Campus site from 22 storeys to 16, also reducing the number of flats from 156 to 115.

Residents who responded to a consultation say they are worried important historical buildings, which are listed, will be overshadowed.

The site, near the Hippodrome, is to be the base for Unilever’s HQ.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:55 pm  

Over £800,000 has been set aside to help vulnerable people in Wandsworth this winter

The COVID-19 support fund will mostly be used to assist with bills and essentials.

By April, the council is expecting to have shouldered an additional £43m in costs, with a £9m funding shortfall.

Around £360,000 of the fund will provide food vouchers for children eligible for free school meals, and those who families are required to shield.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:58 pm  

People who hand in their knives and guns are to be paid to do so

The Home Office will pay if its surrendered, and proof of ownership is offered along with personal details.

Twickenham, Croydon and Hammersmith stations are to be open 24 hours a day for hand-ins.

The Met is still allowing people to hand in weapons without personal information, but won’t be compensating.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:02 pm  

A man is in hospital after being hit by a train at New Malden station

Emergency crews were called at around quarter to seven this morning.

His condition is not believed to be life-changing or threatening.

It’s not being treated as suspicious.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:09 am  

Fulham boss Scott Parker says the quality of their play impressed him the most in their performance against Liverpool

The Premier League strugglers held the champions to a 1-all draw at Craven Cottage.

Fulham are just a point above the bottom three.

But Parker says they're moving in the right direction.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:32 am  

A partial ban on gay and bisexual men donating blood will be lifted in a move campaigners have hailed as a "huge" step forward for equality

The overhaul is designed to move away from a policy of blanket restrictions based on sexual orientation to one of individual risk-based assessment.

Currently, the rules prevent men who have had sex with another man in the previous three months from donating blood.

People can donate blood at centres in Tooting and Twickenham.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:34 am  

Detectives in Fulham are continuing their appeal for witnesses to a fatal car crash

An Audi Q7 and a Toyota Prius collided at the junction of Fulham Palace Road and Niton Street at 10.30pm last Thursday.

Two female passengers in the Prius were taken to hospital and one later died of her injuries.

The 27-year-old driver of the Audi was arrested at the scene for failing to undergo a breath test – he’s out on bail until January.

The MET have asked anyone with information or dashcam footage to come forward.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:03 am  

Sunday, 13 December 2020

A unique music event is coming to Richmond tomorrow.

Pupils from St Richard’s Primary will join with elderly residents at the Woodville Day Centre.

They have co-produced a song that they will sing together, outside, socially distanced over a hedge. 

It’s part of project from Intergenerational Music Making, which link generations to combat loneliness and improve well-being.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

A community group in Mortlake is urging the Mayor of London to consider their own proposals to redevelop the former Stag Brewery site.

Sadiq Khan called in development plans for review because of the low level of affordable housing. 

But the Mortlake Brewery Community Groups say the development needs to be rethought, with fewer homes and more green space. 

They say the area is already over-crowded and they also believe a secondary school, included in the plans, isn’t needed.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:10 pm  

Chelsea have extended their club record unbeaten run in the Women’s Super League to 29 games!

They beat Brighton 1-0 thanks to another Sam Kerr goal.

Pernille Harder provided the assist.

Chelsea remain move up to second after Arsenal Women dropped points away to Man City.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:06 pm  

Two men have been arrested after an assault at a home in Leatherhead.

Police were called to an address in The Fairway at 8.30am this morning after reports of a man with a head wound.

The man was taken to hospital and it’s thought his injuries are not life-threatening.

One suspect was arrested in a nearby garden and another at a local address.

Officers are still in the area but assure residents it was an isolated incident between people who know each other.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:50 pm  

As ministers consider whether to move London into Tier 3 there are growing concerns about the rising number of cases in North Surrey.

Latest figures show Runnymede is consistently seeing rates of more than 250 cases per 100,000 people.

That’s three times the rate in Waverley, at the Southern end of the county. 

Surrey’s Director of Public Health, Ruth Hutchinson, says infections are caused by a number of factors.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:45 pm  

The Children’s Trust will hold its Christmas concert online this year instead of the usual venue, Guildford's Holy Trinity Church.

Elaine Page and other celebs will join the Tadworth-based charity to support children and young people with brain injuries.

TV presenter Nicholas Owen will host the event on Wednesday night full of readings and live performances.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:43 pm  

E-scooters are to be trialed in Hounslow after a green light from the council

 

E-scooters are to be trialed in Hounslow after a green light from the council

 It's part of a a joint project between Transport for London and London Councils.

 Participating boroughs can designate specific no-go areas using geo-fencing technology to control scooter speeds and access.

 Renting scooters as part of an e-scooter sharing scheme was legalised for use in the UK on July the 4th.

 But the vehicles cannot be used on the pavement and privately owned e-scooters still remain illegal on roads.

 MPs said the vehicles, which can travel at more than 15mph, should remain banned from pavements for pedestrian safety.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:16 am  

A 22 year old man will appear before Croydon magistrates tomorrow charged with assaulting a police officer.

 A 22 year old man will appear before Croydon magistrates tomorrow charged with assaulting a police officer.

Dylan Church of Wentworth Way in Hamsey Green will also face charges including dangerous driving, driving without insurance and driving while disqualified.

He’s being held in custody after his arrest. Police say a second man, who’s 26, has been released under investigation. 

On Thursday night a male officer was injured as he tried to stop two men on Tennison Road in Norwood Junction
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:35 am  

A teenage girl is undertaking a grueling 52 kilometre run through Weybridge and Walton today, to raise awareness of the impact of undiagnosed heart conditions in young people.

 A teenage girl is undertaking a grueling 52 kilometre run through Weybridge and Walton today, to raise awareness of the impact of undiagnosed heart conditions in young people. 

Madeleine Jackson, known as Mads, took on the ambitious challenge after her 15-year-old brother Alex underwent open heart surgery at Chelsea’s Royal Brompton hospital. 

Alex, who’s a Karate champion, athlete and rower was diagnosed only a month ago with a congenital heart defect.. He’s recovering at home. 

His sister, who’s running toraise funds for the CRY heart charity is hoping for support along the way  


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:34 am  

Hounslow police are searching for a missing man.
37 year old Mark Hare was last seen in Ealing at 21:50 on the evening of the 10th of December. Police are urging anyone with information on his whereabouts to contact them on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:22 am  

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