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Saturday 26 December 2020

Former England cricketer and commentator Robin Jackman's died at the age of 75

He played four test matches and 15 one-day internationals, and spent 16 years playing for Surrey.

Following his retirement, he was better known as a leading voice behind the microphone, particularly in South Africa.

Surrey say Jackman was a "great" who will "not be forgotten by those who were lucky enough to know him".

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

A man has been jailed after fleeing a house in Feltham where around 800 cannabis plants were growing

Police noticed large numbers of people coming and going from the property on Northumberland Crescent at all times of day and night.

43-year-old Vanty Lai was seen running, but detained in a neighbouring garden.

He pleaded not guilty, initially, but due to “overwhelming evidence” changed his plea and has been sentenced to eight months in prison.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:58 pm  

In rugby union Premiership action Harlequins let a half-time lead slip

they went down 27-19 to Bristol at the Twickenham Stoop.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:47 pm  

Emergency crews across North Surrey will receive chocolate oranges as a Christmas thank you

The Chocolate Orange challenge was started in 2010 in Liverpool, to support emergency crews involved in the care of a child.

Spelthorne Council have been involved for the first time, as the child of a staff member is undergoing long term spinal treatment.

His campaign collected 800 in total, which are going to police, Ambulance crews, the fire brigade, and hospitals.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:10 pm  

Hampton and Richmond are up to fourth in the National League South Division

Tyrell Miller-Rodney’s 81st minute goal gave them a 1-nil win at Dorking.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:09 pm  

The RSPCA is working to give a dog a forever home, after he found abandoned and tied to a lamppost in Chertsey

The organisation is investigating after Scooby was found tied up in an alleyway on the 13th of December.

A member of the public saw him, then again five hours later, so he untied him and took him home then called the charity.

He’s described as a “little sweetie” and “very playful and fun loving”, but with some “challenging behaviour” which may have led to him being abandoned.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:34 pm  

The full text of the new UK-EU trade deal has been published

The home secretary believes it will make Britain safer and more secure. UK officials will no longer have 

"direct" access to sensitive information on security - raising concerns with police bosses. Lib Dems leader 

Sir Ed Davey isn’t happy with the deal. The Kingston and Surbiton MP says businesses haven’t been 

given the assurances they were promised.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:15 pm  

Hampers of food, thermals and toys have been given to homeless people and vulnerable people in Kingston

Sacred Heart Roman Catholic School in Camberwell makes hampers for the community every year.

PC Matt Cefai was contacted by the school, and is saying a “big thank you for being so generous, especially when times are tough”.

If you see someone sleeping rough, contact Street Link or SPEAR, who connect people to local services.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:13 pm  

Horse racing trainer Paul Nicholls goes for his 12th King George the Sixth victory later

Clan Des Obeaux is the favourite for the Christmas classic at Kempton, having won the traditional Boxing Day race last year.

Nicholls says the event's always had a special place in his heart.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:05 pm  

London Irish have had to postpone their game today due to COVID-19

 Exeter can extend their lead at the top of rugby union's Premiership today with a win against Gloucester.

Second placed Newcastle don't play, as their scheduled opponents, Leicester, returned positive coronavirus test results.

Bath against Sunbury-based London Irish is also postponed due to Covid-19.

Twickenham-based Harlequins host Bristol, while Northampton welcome Worcester in a clash of the league's bottom two sides.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:03 pm  

A woman is in hospital in a serious condition after being found unconscious in Ashtead

It’s believed she was the victim of a hit and run on Farm Lane Thursday morning, at some point between 8.15 and 8.20.

She’s in a stable condition.

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

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:04 am  

Fulham manager Scott Parker will take charge of his team from home today as he continues to self-isolate after a member of his household tested positive for coronavirus

His side are at home to Southampton in the Premier League.

Parker explains how he'll do his job from afar.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:40 am  

We’re being urged to give money to local organisations rather than beggars

Police in Walton say some are refusing food and drink and only want cash, and information suggests an organised criminal gang could be in the borough.

Elmbridge commander Bert Dean says there is a “real desire amongst the community to help the most vulnerable”.

However, he adds that “there are some who are prepared to exploit the kindness of the passing public”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:51 am  

A teenage boy is in hospital after being stabbed in Carshalton

He was attacked on Sunday evening near the roundabout at the junction of Culvers Avenue and Green Wrythe Lane.

The suspect fled the scene and there have been no arrests.

The teenager is in a stable condition.

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

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:03 am  

Friday 25 December 2020

Carshalton and Wallington MP Elliot Colburn has this Christmas message

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:30 pm  

Champions Exeter are among the teams in rugby union's Premiership whose players will have to watch what they eat this Christmas Day

They take on Gloucester tomorrow in one of three Boxing Day fixtures.

There are also matches at Twickenham-based Harlequins and Northampton.

Newcastle's game against Leicester, and the clash between Bath and Sunbury’s London Irish, are both off though - following recent positive coronavirus tests.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

A long-serving policeman in Lambeth is delivering presents to widows and widowers of former officers

Lance Edmondson has worked there for 26 years, and is spreading Christmas cheer with food hampers and presents.

The Christmas tree project is also going strong in Lambeth, with around 150 items and hundreds more vouchers going to 360 youngsters.

Usually donations are brought directly to the police station, but they had to be taken to the council offices instead due to COVID-19.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

The Tooting MP says the area “wouldn’t be the same” without the businesses who stepped up and supported the community this year

Dr Rosena-Allin Khan is sending a Christmas message to her constituents.

In it, she “salutes the dedication” of keyworkers on the frontline and everyone who helped a neighbour or donated to a foodbank.

She also encouraged people to check on vulnerable friends and neighbours.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Cricket legend John Edrich has died aged 83

He played 77 tests, including the world’s first one-day international, where he hit the first boundary.

He also captained Surrey for five years during the 1970s.

Ian Botham says he was “a wonderful man who I was lucky enough to spend some quality time with”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:30 pm  

The Metropolitan Police’s Christmas Tree Appeal this year has been the most successful ever

They purchased presents for nearly 22,000 children in care, hospitals, refuges, or low income families.

They’ll be delivered by local authorities.

Commander Cressida Dick says the generosity has been “amazing – especially considering the type of year we have all faced”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:02 pm  

The government is being criticised after some MPs were unable to access a zoom briefing about COVID-19

The Labour MPs for Tooting and Brentford say the meeting was at capacity when they tried to join.

Tooting’s Dr Rosena Allin-Khan says “interestingly, Tory MPs were already on the call”.

She adds that many missed parts of the presentation.

Brentford’s Ruth Cadbury says a colleague sent her the read-out in advance.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:37 am  

Twickenham MP Munira Wilson has this Christmas message

She’s urging everyone to be safe.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:30 am  

Three British Sikh activists could face extradition to India, after being arrested in dawn raids on suspicion of murder and attempted murder

The Sikh Federation UK says many in the community are “deeply concerned” the arrests are linked to forthcoming trade talks.

They were held at HMP Wandsworth awaiting bail, which was granted and they’re now back with their families.

Bhai Amrik Singh, the organisation’s chair, says if they’re extradited, “they would almost certainly be tortured and have no chance of a fair trial”.

The Home office says the Home Secretary has not yet been asked to decide whether to order extradition, but as the matter is before the courts, it would not be appropriate to comment further.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:04 am  

Thursday 24 December 2020

There's going to be more bin collections in Hounslow in the coming days, after residents missed changes to the schedule.

The council says they used social media, emails and bin hangers, but some properties and roads have had issues.

Councillor Guy Lambert says they recognise it's "particularly frustrating".

Two crews are currently assigned to remedial collections.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:24 pm  

His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales has commended Whiteley Village in Walton- on-Thames for their 'indomitable community spirit and resilience' during lockdown in the UK.

Prince Charles is patron of Whiteley Homes Trust, which provides care and housing to 450 of Surrey's most vulnerable older people.

The village has so far provided hot meal for residents of the retirement community, sewed hundreds of face-masks for the NHS and donated iPads to keep elderly residents connected with friends and family.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:12 pm  

It's believed around half of all new coronavirus infections being discovered in England could be the new, more transmissible variant.

The Office for National Statistics believes 68-percent of positive tests over a four-day period in London last week were the novel strain.

The city has the highest rate of cases in England.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Richmond council has received over £100,000 to reduce rough sleeping.

That's in addition to the £500,000 it has already been handed by the Government during the coronavirus pandemic.

The council, together with charity SPEAR, has offered self-contained homes to anyone since the first lockdown.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:04 pm  

Kingston University is rolling out its COVID-19 testing to the wider community

 The government's stopping all flights from South Africa after the country was linked to a second coronavirus variant in the UK.

It's been found in two people here, and is believed to spread more easily than others.

It's the last day of trading for businesses across the east of England and areas of the south before tougher coronavirus measures come in.

Several more areas are moving into Tier 4 from Boxing Day, meaning restaurants, pubs and non-essential shops have to shut.

Jen Edwards is from Kingston University which has opened up its rapid student testing facility to the wider community.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

Fulham boss Scott Parker won’t be in the dug-out for their Premier League fixture against Southampton on Boxing Day.

It's after a member of his household tested positive for coronavirus.

Parker is self-isolating but will be able to return to the side-line for Fulham's game at Tottenham on the 30th of December if he returns a negative Covid-19 result.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:57 pm  

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard says he still feels Arsenal are a quality team - despite their recent struggles

Opposition head coach Mikel Arteta is under pressure ahead of the Boxing Day meeting between the two London rivals.

Arsenal are down in 15th place after going seven Premier League games without a win.

Lampard feels every manager is finding it tough during a season impacted by Covid-19.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:30 pm  

All routine planned operations have been paused at St George’s Hospital in Tooting

Urgent and emergency operations, including for cancer, will continue as normal.

The hospital says they’re seeing increased demand, and they’ve taken the decision “proactively”.

Teams will be contacting people affected, and say if you’re not contacted then you should attend as planned.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:46 am  

Businesses across southern and eastern England are preparing to close once again as several more areas move into tougher coronavirus restrictions

Over 40% of the population will be living under Tier 4 measures from Boxing Day.

That includes Waverley in Surrey, which is currently in Tier 2.

Carl Willson owns castle street flowers in Farnham, and says he's been ready for this.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:41 am  

A seven-year-old boy from Carshalton is on a fundraising Christmas-a Thon for charity

Barney Luck will be competing 12 challenges to support Celebra to help families of children with brain disorders.

He will be aiming to complete 50km on weekend walks, learning a song, dancing to school and more.

His has gone far beyond his original target of £30 raising over £850 and hopes he can raise £1m.

You can find his campaign here.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:39 am  

Children have reportedly been breaking into an abandoned building at the North Cheam crossroads and climbing on the roof

It’s due for demolition, but “several weeks” of preparation still need to happen first.

Tom Hichisson from Home Group says they’ve made the site “secure for a considerable time now”.

He adds that a “small minority” appear “determined to enter the site regardless of the risks”, but they will continue to do what they can.

Tom Hichisson, senior development manager at Home Group, said: “The site has been made secure for a considerable time now and new hoarding constructed around the perimeter while soft strip works are undertaken. 

“Unfortunately, there is a small minority who appear determined to enter the site regardless of the risks and any security measures we have in place, but we do take this seriously and will continue to do what we can to mitigate against these incursions. 

“This is a site we have been actively managing for some time and fully aware of the challenges. We will make contact with our main contractor who is currently in possession of the site and overseeing the forthcoming demolition. 

“As regards other progress, this month Home Group received consent from Sutton Borough Council for the demolition of the Victoria House site. There are still several weeks of further preparatory work to undertake prior to commencement of physical demolition of the main buildings getting underway in early spring, but we are delighted to have secured this consent.

“While those preparatory works go ahead we will continue working with a wide range of stakeholders to create a development fit for the area. Once agreed we will continue efforts towards submission of detailed plans into the council.”

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 am  

Sir David Attenborough has acknowledged that tuning into his new series will whisk us far away from tiers and Covid.

The 93-year-old has lived in Richmond for about 60 years has been shielding since the start of the pandemic.

He voiced some of “A Perfect Planet” from his home, taking viewers from tidal islands in the Bahamas to the Galapagos

It will focus on the forces of nature, weather, ocean currents, solar energy and volcanoes and how wildlife adapts.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 am  

Wednesday 23 December 2020

An e-scooter rider who was spotted weaving dangerously through traffic whilst two times over the drink driving limit has been banned.

22 year old Mohamed Shardi pleaded guilty to a number of offences when he appeared in court this week.

Officers were on routine patrol when they spotted him riding dangerously through Brixton Hill in August.

At one stage, the escooter narrowly missed striking their police car.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

Spelthorne Borough Council is creating Christmas hampers for families and individuals in temporary accommodation.

Donations have been made by local traders with food and presents and Spelthorne’s Community Centres have also produced ‘boredom buster bags’ for those facing a quieter Christmas.

The Council will also be providing hot meals for the most vulnerable families in the borough.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales has commended Whiteley Village in Walton-on-Thames for their ‘indomitable community spirit and resilience’ during lockdown in the UK.

 Prince Charles is Patron of Whiteley Homes Trust, which provides care and housing to 450 of Surrey’s most vulnerable older people.

The village has so far provided hot meals for residents of the retirement community, sewed hundreds of face-masks for the NHS and donated iPads to keep elderly residents connected with friends and family.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

The MP for Twickenham, Munira Wilson, has written to the landlord of Park Lane Stables, urging him to prevent their closure.

Her plea follows the new last week that the landlord has decided not to renew the lease, which will expire on May the 31st 2021.

Ms Wilson said: “Every year, Park Lane Stables provides some 3000 sessions for 350 local people with physical, sensory and learning disabilities and mental health issues. The loss of these stables would be devastating, not just for those who use the stables, but for many local residents.’

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

The son of a doctor at Kingston Hospital who died with Covid-19 is urging people not to fall into a “false sense of security.”

Dr Anton Sebastianpillai, who was in his 70s, passed away in April, four days after being admitted to the hospital.

He’d worked his last shift there on March the 20th. 

His son Kevin says people shouldn’t think it won’t happen to them.   

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

People in Wandsworth are being praised for their resilience.

Council leader Ravi Govindia has released his annual Christmas message, which is very different to previous ones.

In it, he’s asking residents to stick together to defeat Coronavirus and help businesses in the borough. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

There were over 18,000 carers in Richmond last year.

These people provide unpaid care to a family member or a friend who due to illness, disability, mental health problem or an addiction. 

It’s estimated an additional 4.5 million people in the UK have become unpaid carers since the Coronavirus pandemic began. 

Richmond council is urging them get an official assessment as they may be able to claim financial aid or help. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Two students from Royal Holloway University in Egham have won an international cyber security competition.

Capture The Flag events see people try to overcome web security find a specific piece of text or image within a specially made website.

One of the winners, Marcel Armour, says it was “an amazing opportunity to learn new skills and tolls”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

A comment about suicide made by the Wandsworth Council leader at a council meeting has attracted national attention.

The deputy leader of the Labour Party and the Tooting MP have written to the chair of the Tory party about it.

Leader Ravi Govindia said he was “glad” a Labour councillor didn’t work at Samaritans, because people would want to “end their miseries”.

Angela Rayner says it’s an “incredibly worrying signal” to people working hard on suicide prevention.

Wandsworth Council did not respond to our request to comment last week, but we have contacted them again.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

An island in Weybridge is up for sale for £1.25m.

Trinity Island is on the River Wey, is accessed by its own footbridge, with a two-bedroom wooden house on stilts on it.

The house is mostly open plan, with a wood burning stove and a terrace.

The island is around 0.7 acres in size, and ringed with large, mature trees, with deer and wildfowl in the surrounding fields.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Brentford have reached the semi-final of a major tournament for the first time in their history

Josh Dasilva's goal was enough to secure a 1-nil victory against Newcastle in the last-8 of the League Cup last night.

It's the fourth top flight club the Championship side have knocked out during the competition and manager Thomas Frank says his players fear nobody.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:04 pm  

A police officer from Merton has been dismissed, after making a false sexual assault allegation

PC Wendy McCormick was first interviewed about it in early 2018, and provided false information.

She later provided evidence in two letters, which also contained false information.

She was found proven of gross misconduct, and dismissed without notice.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:30 pm  

A man has been sentenced after assaulting two cyclists in Richmond Park

60-year-old Stephen Diaz from East Sheen attacked them in early April this year.

Their injuries were not life threatening.

He’s been given a conditional discharge, and ordered to pay £600 in costs.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:15 am  

A man who stayed in a tent overnight in his ex-partners garden in Hounslow before sexually assaulting her has been jailed

In February, 48-year-old Mircea Muresan from Slough turned up at her house uninvited.

The next day, he followed her to the shop and attacked her.

He’s been found guilty of sexual assault and harassment, and sentenced to seven months in prison.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:43 am  

Christmas is traditionally a time when incidents of domestic abuse spike, but the Coronavirus pandemic has led to a further increase

A fifth of all crimes recorded by police during the first national lockdown in England and Wales involved domestic abuse.  

Lucy Pleass is director of Operations for Women’s Aid Bromley and Croydon.

She explains why she feels reports of domestic abuse have soared this year.

How to get help:

If you are in immediate danger call 999.

To get help from Bromley & Croydon Women’s Aid for yourself, family member, friend or a client:

+ CALL our mainline on 020 8313 9303 to talk to our team (choose option 1 for support) Monday to Friday 9am – 4:30pm

+ EMAIL us at [email protected]

+ To get help outside our office hours, ring the FREE 24-hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline on 0808 2000 247.

Struggling in lockdown or can’t call? for the Women’s Aid confidential Live Chat service. 
Open 10am-2pm Monday-Friday, 10am-12pm Saturday & Sunday.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:02 am  

Four dogs have been stolen in Chertsey

They were taken during a burglary early yesterday morning, reportedly at a boarding facility.

The owner of two of them says Bunnings and Chestnut were due to fly back to them in Australia in less than a month, and she’s “sick with worry”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:05 am  

Tuesday 22 December 2020

South Thames College Group has collaborated with Age UK Merton to deliver 200 gift bags to elderly residents.

Pupils at Carshalton and Merton Colleges came together to organise the gift project in the run up to Christmas.

Donations have been received from Wimbledon Tennis Club, Alstom Engineering, the school community and a number of local supermarkets.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

Plans for an amusement centre to be opened in Wandsworth’s Southside shopping centre have been approved.

It will replace what was an empty Debenhams store.

The ground floor will be converted into a bar and restaurant, while indoor entertainment such as go-karting and bowling will be available. 

Councillors were said to be impressed by the proposals.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Plans are underway to control traffic in East Putney.

It’s to stop people using Putney Heath Lane and Rusholme Road as a cut through to Putney Hill and the A3 at West Hill.

It’s first going out to a consultation, then a trial if it’s approved, unlike many low-traffic neighbourhoods which run alongside a consultation.

There would be bans on turning left onto Putney Heath Lane and Rusholme Road during the morning rush hour.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

More than £100 million is to be spent upgrading Wandsworth’s broadband connection in the new year.

Much of the network still relies on copper-based wiring. 

G.Network will begin installing in the new year.

It is planning to install fibre cable stretching nearly 250 miles to guarantee ultrafast speeds to more than 100,000 homes and businesses.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

We’re being encouraged to think green about unwanted Christmas presents this year.

Rather than throwing them away or letting them gather dust, they can be donated to charity or reuse shops.

In Sutton, the Kimpton Park Way Community Reuse shop run by Veolia and the council, and offers discounts to those on low incomes.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

A teenager from Weybridge has run over 200 miles in one month to raise awareness of heart problems in youngsters

Maddy Jackson has run a total of 340 km for charity Cardiac Risk in the Young.

She’s raised an astounding £11,000 so far. 

Maddy embarked upon the challenge after her 15 year old brother Alex had to undergo open heart surgery at the end of November:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:19 pm  

A company has been fined nearly £10,000 for selling an axe to a 13- year-old in Croydon

The child, who was working on behalf of the council in an undercover operation, was able to purchase the 1.8lb hand axe on eBay.

It is illegal to sell an axe, knife, knife blade or razor blade to anyone under 18.

Manchester based Topline Wholesale Ltd was ordered to pay an £8,500 fine plus £10,500 in full prosecution costs.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:48 pm  

A singer-songwriter from Raynes Park has crowdfunded his latest music video, with all the proceeds going to charity

Bert Brett wanted to raise money for CALM, or Campaign Against Living Miserably. 

The song behind the video, 'Shame,' is about male mental health and confronting toxic masculinity.

Bert says the aim is to encourage openness among men to speak about their emotions:

To see the crowdfunded video, just like the Radio Jackie Facebook page. 
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Two men have been jailed for over ten years after being found guilty of an aggravated burglary in Walton in 2018

The men were out in Kingston when they met their victim, who invited them round to his house for a party. 

But the 43-year-old began to feel uneasy and asked them to leave. 

They came back a short while later with an accomplice, and attacked the man stealing his watch and cash.

20 year old Darnell Laxmidas-Elias and 19 year old Nathan Walters-Coles pleaded not guilty to aggravated burglary.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:31 pm  

Friday Night Dinner star Rosalind Knight has died at the age of 87

She was known nationally as Horrible Grandma in the Channel 4 sitcom.

However, locally was involved with the Chiswick-based William Hogarth Trust.

She fundraised for their millennium statue, and brought “energy, determination and fun” to their trust meetings.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:11 pm  

A cupcake business in Weybridge is joining Marie Curie’s “12 Days of Christmas.”

Iced Innovations is among several Surrey companies each donating £20 which will fund an hour of nursing care.

Marie Curie says support from doctors, nurses and hospice staff away from hospitals, is vital during the pandemic.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:04 pm  

There are calls for parliament to be recalled, as Tier 4 restrictions come in across the South-East

Kingston MP and Lib Dem Leader Ed Davey says “ministers must face questions” and the government must give “clarity”.

He’s written to the Speaker of the House saying parliament should return “immediately” using virtual technology and hybrid arrangements.

The Tier 4 restrictions and tighter controls around Christmas came in to fight the more transmissible strain of COVID-19.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:04 am  

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard says he's not going to get carried away, after seeing his side return to form with a 3-nil win over West Ham in the Premier League last night

They'd gone into the London derby on the back of two straight defeats - but are now up to fifth.

Lampard says they need to find some consistency.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:41 am  

There's a "rapid" rise in Covid-19 infections in Merton

 England's been put on notice for a New Year lockdown

It's after the government's chief scientific adviser warned an extension of Tier 4 restrictions may be needed for large parts of the country.

London and most of Surrey, with the exception of Waverley, is already in tier 4.

Merton Council says the borough is seeing a “rapid” increase in Covid-19 infections.

The latest figures from the authority show 5,419 people have tested positive for the virus since March with more than 200 deaths.

There have been 784 positive tests in the last week.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:35 am  

A woman who smeared a sanitary towel on a door at Royal Brompton Hospital and assaulted staff has been sentenced

32-year-old Cornelia Azariah from Dagenham said she had coronavirus, and spat at a security guard.

She arrived at the hospital on the 30th of March and asked for the A&E, then became violent when told they didn’t have one.

She also spat inside the police van, which had to be deep cleaned at a cost of £145.

She’s been given a hospital order, meaning a judge found treatment was the best course of action rather than imprisonment.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:05 am  

A Lurcher puppy that was abandoned last year will be enjoying her first Christmas with a family in Feltham.

Ivy along with her sister Holly and mum, Mistletoe, were found without fur and suffering from the cold and lack of food.

They were taken to the RSPCA Millbrook animal centre in Woking and given festive jumpers to keep warm.

All three dogs will be enjoying this Christmas with their new loving families.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 am  

Monday 21 December 2020

Two men have been arrested, after two weeks of robberies against school children in Wimbledon.

Working as a group, they would demand kids hand over expensive phones, ear pods, cash and cards.

Last Wednesday, police were called to Wimbledon Train Station after reports of a robbery outside.

Men meeting the descriptions given by the victims were later found to have got on a tram, and they were arrested when they got off it.

They’ve been bailed and investigations are ongoing.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

£16m is to be given to independent cinemas across England by the government.

The Backyard in Wandsworth and Empire in Sutton are to get around £8,000 each, while the Olympic Studios Barnes will get around half a million.

Sir Michael Caine lives in Leatherhead, in a house with a built-in cinema.

He says “A cinema is very often a vital part of any community and we need to support them”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

1,000 residents evicted from their flats in Brentford are still unable to return for Christmas.

Housing association Notting Hill Genesis owns or manages the homes in the Paragon development.

They took the decision to evacuate after fire safety concerns were discovered in October. 

NHG has paid for residents to live in nearby hotels and had relocated students. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Tipoffs from residents, police carried out plain clothes patrols to try and catch drug dealers around the Wandle Valley area.

They arrested a person for possessing Class A and B drugs with intent to supply.

They also seized large amounts of cash.

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

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:01 pm  

A house has completely collapsed in Feltham

The property in St Dunstan’s Road was under renovation.

A man working on the site was evacuated to safety by fire crews. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:30 pm  

A mum from New Malden who lost her 17-year-old son to Covid-19 has joined a choir to celebrate her son’s life through song

Daniel Wickramaratne, who had Cerebral Palsy, passed away in April. 

His mum Ouida is part of the “Alone Together Choir” which is made up of people who have all lost loved ones:

The choir has released a single, “thank you”; to find out more about it, just like the Radio Jackie Facebook page.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:16 pm  

Firefighters are trying to rescue a man trapped in a collapsed building in Lower Feltham

The man was working on it when a partition wall came down and trapped him.

The Fire Brigade and the Ambulance service are on the scene.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:36 pm  

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard says facing West Ham no longer holds any greater significance to him than any other game

He started his playing career with the club who he faces tonight in the Premier League from the manager's dugout.

Lampard says when he moved to Chelsea, he used to love taking on West Ham.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:02 pm  

Firefighters are trying to rescue a man trapped in a collapsed building in Lower Feltham

The man was working on it when a partition wall came down and trapped him.

The Fire Brigade and the Ambulance service are on the scene.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:17 pm  

Police are investigating a cluster of crimes in New Malden over the past week

A delivery van containing over 100 parcels was stolen from Cambridge Avenue and later abandoned without the parcels.

Two burglaries also occurred, one in Carlton Road, the other in Mount Pleasant Road and both entries were via rear doors.

The suspects remain unknown and police are asking people to contact 101 or Crimestoppers if they have any information.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:09 pm  

Police had missiles thrown at them as they tried to shut down a rave in Putney on Saturday night

Then, in the early hours of Sunday, police heard reports of a rave near to Queenstown Road.

They found people trying to access it via the train tracks, meaning the station had to be closed to stop people being electrocuted.

Dispersal orders have been issued in the Monserrat Road and SW8 areas, meaning police can order people home.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:28 am  

Comedian Bobby Davro is part of a troupe going into care homes to put on socially distanced entertainment shows

The 62 year old from Cobham has only just been able to visit his own father Bill, who is also in a home.

Bobby says the group is doing everything it can to help lift people’s spirits while raising money for Age UK.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:42 am  

The official charity of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships is partnering with Crisis UK to try and end homelessness

It’s committed more than £250,000 to be spent on six new projects.

The priority will be to focus on urgent housing needs of those leaving temporary accommodation.

The charity says the  pandemic has highlighted the need for people to have a secure home to self-isolate during Christmas.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:32 am  

A temporary Covid-19 vaccination centre has been set up within the grounds of Kingston University

The Penrhyn Road campus will provide a central hub for GP practices in Kingston to give the Pfizer BioNTech jab.

Staff and student volunteers will be there to help in  one of the first mass rollouts of vaccinations in London for the over 80s.

There will be two breakout rooms so people can be monitored for a short time after receiving the jab.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:22 am  

Sunday 20 December 2020

The British Transport Police have employed additional officers at stations across the network from today.

With the updated restrictions passengers should expect to see more officers across the Tier 4 regions including London and the south-East.

Officers will be reminding people of the latest government advice and to only use public transport for essential journeys.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

A year after they were abandoned near Epsom two neglected pups and their mum are to feature in a Christmas publicity-drive from the RSPCA.

Radio Jackie's John Beesley explains…

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:55 pm  

Harlequins have lost 49-7 to Racing 92 at the Twickenham Stoop.

That’s two losses in the opening two games for Quins in the European Champions Cup - pool B.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:14 pm  

Care workers across Richmond will receive an early Christmas present.

The council says they want to recognise the exceptional care they’ve given during the pandemic by handing out hampers and certificates.

It’s in place of the Dignity in Care Awards, which can’t be held in person this year.

Councillor Piers Allen says they hope it will mark the “exceptional work in exceptional times”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:07 pm  

Research from the University of Surrey into the gender pay gap in medicine is influencing the government.

Ministers say they’ll act with a renewed commitment to dismantle structural barriers and make senior roles more accessible to women.

Surrey found the gender gap between hospital doctors is nearly 19% when adjusted for contracted hours.

In accountancy the gap is around 2%, and it’s about 8% in teaching.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:06 pm  

The leader of Elmbridge council’s acknowledged the extra pressure Tier 4 restrictions are putting on business and household finance.

Stuart Selleck says his authority is committed to continuing to provide services to vulnerable people. 

He’s hoping we can get back to some kind of normality before the state runs out of money to help.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:36 pm  

We’re being urged to make sure our pets are microchipped and supervised when outside.

Sutton Police says criminals are “taking advantage” of an increase in demand for dogs - targeting family dogs for “fast money”.

Their advice includes taking clear photos in case your pet goes missing and training your dog not to go out of your sight on walks.

They also recommend not giving out details or allowing strangers to take their photographs with them.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:34 pm  

Croydon hotel dedicates £4,7m restoration to historic airport

 Among the many local businesses likely to be deeply disappointed by the new Tier 4 restrictions is Croydon’s Hilton Hotel, which has just spent almost five million pounds on refurbishment. 

The hotel at Purley Way is built on the site of the old Croydon airport and has adopted an aviation theme. 

The airport, boasting the UK’s first control tower opened 100 years ago. 

It was the base for pre-war international flights ss well as record-breaking adventures from aerial pioneers including Amy Johnson and Alan Cobham..  

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:17 am  

Police are awaiting the results of a post mortem after the body of a woman was found in a suitcase in Southall

 Police are awaiting the results of a post mortem after the body of a woman was found in a suitcase in Southall. 

The discovery, at a hostel in The Crescent on Friday remains unexplained. 

Officers say their investigation is continuing

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:15 am  

The Metropolitan Police have been outlining their strategy for enforcing the new Tier 4 restrictions across London’s 32 boroughs

 The Metropolitan Police have been outlining their strategy for enforcing the new Tier 4 restrictions across London’s 32 boroughs. 

In a statement they say that officers will be paying particular attention to those who’ve wilfully ignored the rules and put lives at risk. 

Police patrols will prioritise areas with high footfall as well as those parts of London where the virus is spreading rapidly. 

The met says Police will continue to engage first, explaining the new rules, but they’ve promised action against those who deliberately flout the regulations

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:14 am  

Police in Putney are reported to have been pelted with bottles last night as they broke up an illegal rave.

 Police in Putney are reported to have been pelted with bottles last night as they broke up an illegal rave. 

It started an hour before the new Tirr 4 restrictions came into force as party-goers gathered at a closed down M&S store close to the high street. 

Police helicopters were also seen in the area. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:12 am  

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