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Saturday, 13 February 2021

Former Wimbledon champion Andy Murray is into the final of the ATP Challenger event in Biella in Italy.

The former world tennis number one secured a comfortable straight sets win over Frenchman Mathias Bourger in the last-four.

Murray was unable to feature at the ongoing Australian Open after testing positive for coronavirus.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:28 pm  

Heathrow Airport says there are still "significant gaps" in the government's hotel quarantine scheme - just two days before it comes into force.

From Monday, international arrivals into England from red list countries will be forced into managed isolation for 10 days.

But bosses at the country's biggest airport say they're still waiting for reassurance there are adequate resources and protocols in places.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:50 pm  

A coronavirus vaccination hub has had to close after being evacuated because of a fire.

People who were booked into Emberbrook Community Centre in Thames Ditton will be contacted to arrange a slot elsewhere.

Stocks of the vaccine were not damaged.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:43 pm  

Two people have been arrested in Wandsworth after a breach of covid-19 regulations.

Shortly before 23:40pm on Thursday, officers were called to an address, after being informed that a house party was taking place.

On entering, officers found there to be between 30 and 40 people present.

Two people were arrested; one female for breach of Covid regulations and one male for an unrelated offence.

Fixed penalty notices were issued to the other attendees.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

The NHS says the Covid vaccine programme “remains on track.”

It’s after Health Secretary Matt Hancock urged everyone over 70 to contact their health provider if they hadn’t yet received a vaccine.

The NHS had previously appealed to over-70s to wait for an invitation.

97 year old Sylvia James was one of the first people to be vaccinated in Kingston at the start of January.

In her opinion, she says people should feel confident about taking it.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

England have beaten Italy 41-18 at Twickenham to bounce back from a shock opening defeat to Scotland in rugby union's Six Nations.

The champions picked up a bonus point after running in six tries.

Anthony Watson crossed the line twice.

Jack Willis also registered a try - but was carried off shortly after with a potentially serious knee injury.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:27 pm  

Wimbledon Village Farmers’ Market will not be returning this weekend.

The organisers say they have been made aware of a possible injunction against them, but no other details have been released.

The market has been operating at weekends in the high street in a socially distanced way throughout lockdown.

We’ve contacted Merton Council for comment.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

£650,000 worth of extra funding has been handed to Surrey to help identify and support victims of abuse.

The cash is coming directly from the Surrey Police and Crime Commissioner’s budget.

The money will be spent on targeting stalking, reducing reoffending and the exploitation of vulnerable people.

Access to more domestic abuse lawyers is also being prioritised.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Musician Rodney Earl Clarke says he’s “so excied” to be singing the National Anthem at the Six Nations later today.

He'll perform when defending champions England take on Italy at Twickenham this afternoon.

The singer overcame a speech impediment to reach this point in his career, and helps others to deal with similar issues.

He says his professional opera training improved his condition.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Six more areas in Kingston are going to be given special wildlife protection status.

They're being classified as areas of Importance for Nature Conservation.

The news follows an independent review commissioned by Kingston Council last summer.

Sites can also be downgraded if it's thought their ecological value is in decline, one of these is the Seething Wells Filter beds in Surbiton.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

A Surrey hospital trust has backtracked its plans to reintroduce parking fees for staff.

Epsom and St Helier Hospitals faced criticism after reintroducing the fees on 26 January.

The NHS trust has said staff can now park for free and are eligible for refunds.

In March, the government announced NHS and social care staff would be given free parking during the pandemic.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

The fish industry is taking a battering at the moment, but one trader in Kingston says there's so much potential in the age-old industry.

Tony Allan owns Jarvis and Fish! Kitchen restaurant near to Norbiton station.

After the restaurant closed during lockdown, he transformed the business into a door-to-door delivery service.

Tony says encouraging customers to enjoy what's in season, rather than what's in fashion, means fish should never be off the menu.

You can hear the full interview with Tony by liking our Facebook page.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

England rugby union head coach Eddie Jones is hoping for a more balanced display as his team search for their opening win of this year's Six Nations later.

The defending champions face Italy at Twickenham this afternoon, a week on from their shock defeat to Scotland.

Jones tells us it's hard to produce a complete performance.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:05 am  

Police have stopped a flight just before take off at Heathrow Airport, to arrest a passenger on suspicion of child abduction.

Officers received a report of a man taking a four-year-old on Thursday afternoon.

They tracked the 32-year-old suspect - who was known to the girl - to the London terminal where he was on board a flight to Bucharest.

The girl's been safely returned to her mother.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

A man from Surbiton has denied tricking a 92-year-old woman out of £260 for a fake coronavirus vaccination.

David Chambers has been accused of administering a fake coronavirus vaccine for £160 and an additional £100 five days later.

The 33-year-old pleaded not guilty at Kingston Crown Court to two counts of fraud and one count of battery.

Chambers appeared at court via a video link from Wandsworth prison and was remanded in custody.

His trial date is set for 9 August.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 am  

Some people at a block of flats in Brentford which was evacuated over fire safety concerns, claim they’ve still been paying rent.

A former resident told us that although managers Notting Hill Genesis said they had evacuated everyone, some remained for “weeks”.

A spokesman for Notting Hill Genesis has told us; Everyone living at Paragon was relocated by October the 31st.

Tenants have continued to pay rent on their flats, but we have paid for their hotels or medium-term accommodation.

 A Notting Hill Genesis spokesperson said: “Everyone living at Paragon in Brentford was relocated by the 31st of October 2020, within two weeks of us notifying residents of the need to move. No-one was living on the site beyond that. Tenants have continued to pay rent on their flats, but we have paid for their hotels or medium-term accommodation while we support them to find a longer-term solution.

“We installed additional waking watch wardens as soon as we were made aware of the specific concerns that led to the decision to moves residents from Paragon, which was early in October. Safety is always our first priority so we immediately took the necessary steps to ensure our residents were protected and able to move in as calm and organised a way as possible”

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 am  

A final decision on the installation of Cycleway 9 in Chiswick will be made by the High Court in June.

The track was introduced along Chiswick High Road, Heathfield Terrace and Wellesley Road in December.

But a company based in Chiswick claims Hounslow Council acted unlawfully when it approved the TfL led scheme.

The High Court says the track will remain legal until the decision is made in June.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 am  

A £5,000 reward is being offered for information into an attack which left a 19 year old blind in Thornton Heath.

Charity Crimestoppers is putting up the cash.

Two victims, a 25 and the 19-year-old man, were walking along Thornton Road one morning in December when they were attacked.

They were approached by a suspect who threw a cup of corrosive liquid over them before making off.

Officers are trying to trace the suspect, described as a white or Asian male. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 am  

Friday, 12 February 2021

The Green Party is calling for parking charges to be introduced in Richmond Park.

Members say the move would help ease traffic and improve air quality.

Vehicular access has been limited and prohibited in some areas of the park since the start of lockdown almost a year ago.

However, Richmond Council says there has been a lot of “traffic overspill” in surrounding residential roads as a result.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

A man has been charged after a person was stabbed in Egham.

22-year-old Muhammed Abdi from Hayes has been remanded in custody until he appears in court next month.

The victim is in a critical but stable condition.

A 20-year-old man from Englefield Green and a 19-year-old from Didcot have also been arrested and released under investigation.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

The rate of COVID-19 infections in Surrey is only barely below the average for the South-East.

For the past 7 days, the county is showing 150.0 per 100,000, while the region is showing 150.8.

The gap has been narrowing over the past week, but both have been dropping overall.

Spelthorne has the highest rate, at 219.3, and Reigate and Banstead still has the highest case numbers at 264.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Surge testing for the South-African variant of COVID-19 in Egham and Thorpe has now been finished.

Surrey Chief Fire Officer Steve Owen-Hughes says people “rightly deserve a huge thank you for being so willing to support us”.

The County Council has not said whether more cases of the variant have been identified.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Two people have been arrested after a large quantity of cannabis, cash and a zombie knife were seized during a raid in Chiswick

A 17-year-old female and a 17 year old male were detained but have since been bailed.

The arrests are linked to an investigation into a series of moped enabled, knife point robberies committed at the end of last year.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Fire crews have taken 23 calls to a blaze in Earls Court

The brigade was called just before 10 o'clock this morning.

Most of a flat on the first floor of a converted terraced house of four floors was damaged by the fire and another two flats were damaged by smoke.

Four women were rescued from other flats within the property. They've all been taken to hospital suffering smoke inhalation

The cause is not known at this stage.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:10 pm  

Police are hunting a man in Shepperton in connection with an animal cruelty investigation

It’s after CCTV images emerged of a man aggressively “trap racing” in Laleham Road on Tuesday afternoon. 

Having stopped the trap and unhitched the horse, he allegedly proceeded to beat the horse multiple times with a riding crop. 

He then reportedly beat a Lurcher dog in the trailer multiple times before the dog ran off; both animals were later rescued. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:58 pm  

A 23 year old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a 18 year old was stabbed to death in Parsons Green last night

The teenager died after a fight broke out in Ackmar Road.

The man presented at hospital with non-life threatening injuries and was subsequently arrested. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:40 pm  

England rugby union head coach Eddie Jones believes calls for captain Owen Farrell to be dropped after his performance in the defeat to Scotland last week are "ridiculous"

He's been named in the starting 15 for the Six Nations game against Italy tomorrow at Twickenham.

Jones says he can't understand why people are so keen to put Farrell down after just one poor game.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

The 15-year-old boy who was found dead near a railway line in New Malden has been named as Alfie Lawton

Last Monday evening, police were called to Green Lane Recreation Ground to reports of an unconscious person.

His death is being treated as unexplained but not suspicious, and a post-mortem has been scheduled.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact them on 101, or Crimestoppers to remain anonymous.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:02 pm  

People without COVID-19 symptoms in Staines, Ewell and Woking will have the chance to get tested

Around one in three people with the disease have no symptoms.

The testing is open for people who are not able to work at home, and will use lateral flow tests to provide results within an hour.

Appointments can be booked on the Surrey County Council website.

The dates are:

15th February in Staines

16th February in Ewell

18th February in Woking

From the 15th February, in three pilot pharmacies (Cranleigh, Stoneleigh and Caterham) with more to follow.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:56 am  

This month is a massive month for Mars

Three different missions are heading to the Red Planet, from the USA, China and the UAE.

Pupils at Space Studio in Feltham are awaiting the results with eager anticipation.

Andy Morgan, who Principal at the school, hopes his students could one day lead the way in space exploration.  

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:30 am  

A 19-year-old boy has been stabbed to death during a fight near Parsons Green station

A second boy, of a similar age, was taken to hospital after being injured on Ackmar Road.

Police were called at around quarter to 7 yesterday evening to reports of a fight between three men.

The third left the scene before police arrived.

No arrests have been made.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:31 am  

A man from Colliers Wood is among five charged in connection to prostitution offences

Six addresses were raided by police on Wednesday, in London, Kent, Northamptonshire and West Yorkshire.

They’re accused of offences including human trafficking, drugs and fraud offences.

55-year-old Wladyslaw Kieruc from Colliers Wood is charged with three counts of perverting the course of justice.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:01 am  

Thursday, 11 February 2021

The health secretary insists he's doing everything he can to allow people to enjoy a summer holiday this year

Ministers have faced questions about whether trips away might be possible following recent decisions.

The government's introduced tougher border measures for the UK nationals returning from abroad. 

Heathrow chief executive John Holland-Kaye says the travel industry is on the ropes at the minute. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:10 pm  

Firefighters who are suffering from a serious or chronic illness are being asked to add their names to a national registry

The Norbiton-based Fire Brigades Union has teamed up with the University of Central Lancashire to find the potential link between fire toxicants and cancer.

It's hoped that in the future, it'll lead to preventative health screening, education and support.

FBU General Secretary Matt Wrack says "the UK must be willing to step up and protect their own firefighters." 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:06 pm  

A man and woman have been sentenced to five and 12 years imprisonment at Croydon Crown Court

The woman was on the phone to a man whilst driving a black Volkswagen Polo on Peterborough Road in Carshalton, which was stopped by police on 14 August 2019.

Police found a pistol in a Louis Vuitton bag in the passenger seat, and a magazine containing multiple rounds of ammunition.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:04 pm  

The railway worker that died at Surbiton station on Tuesday has been named as 30-year-old Tyler Byrne from Aldershot

Officers were called to the line near the station on Tuesday morning.

Tyler was pronounced dead at the scene.

The investigation into his death continues, and anyone with information is asked to contact the British Transport Police. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:09 pm  

Cases of coronavirus are falling again in all of Surrey's boroughs

For the past week, at least one borough had been steady day-to-day.

Surrey Heath has now joined Mole Valley in having a rate below 100 per 100,000 people, a landmark not achieved in nearly two months.

Reigate and Banstead is continuing to post the highest number of cases in the past week, and Woking has the highest rate of infections. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:07 pm  

The Seething Wells filter beds in Surbiton should be restored as a nature reserve

That's according to the results of an online resident survey by the Seething Wells Action Group.

The survey found there was support for opening-up the historic site to the public with a cafe and visitor centre or a museum.

Kingston Council rejected a planning application for the site last June following a 3,000 strong petition. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:04 pm  

A 23-year-old from Wandsworth has been summonsed in relation to offences including driving with no insurance

The man, who hasn’t been named, will appear in court next month.

Two vehicles were involved in a collision with a lorry on the A3 near Ripley in August.

The road was closed for two and a half hours while officers dealt with the investigation.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Epsom and St Helier NHS trust has made a u-turn on plans to reintroduce parking charges for staff

Bosses say they will offer free parking to staff who need it, as has been the case during the Covid pandemic.  

The Trust originally said that the charges needed to be reintroduced to cope with the demand being placed on carparks.  

The GMB union is now calling for the trust to refund staff who have already paid for parking. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:07 pm  

A woman has been arrested after her car was spotted heading the wrong way along the M25 at Leatherhead.

The driver of the grey Vauxhall Insignia was detained last night.

The woman in her 30s was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and driving while unfit through alcohol.  

The vehicle was only brought to a halt when the officers from the Roads Policing Unit went head to head with it.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:10 pm  

A man has been charged with murder in Croydon

36 year old David Xavier will appear in court this afternoon.

He’s charged with the murder of 30-year-old Andreia Patricia Rodriguez Guilherme. 

Andreia was found suffering stab injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene in Canning Road in December.

Xavier was taken to hospital for treatment to stab injuries and then arrested on suspicion of murder.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:05 pm  

One of the oldest Kingston residents has received his coronavirus vaccine

107-year-old Donald Blouet got the jab yesterday at his home.

Dr Nick Merrifield says there was a “very valid reason” why he didn’t have it until now, despite him being in a priority group, but didn’t elaborate.

The New Malden hub gave 607 people the vaccine yesterday.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:30 pm  

Fire crews have spent the night fighting a blaze at a refuse centre in Epsom

The brigade were called just before midnight to College Road.

150 tonnes of rubbish was alight.

There are no reports of any injuries.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:30 am  

It’s thought Sutton Council will recommend axing all its low traffic neighbourhood schemes at a meeting tonight

It follows a court ruling that implied that the boroughs should not have been prevented from consulting on the schemes before introducing trials.

Sutton will aim to bring back a new process to consult with residents around LTNs in Worcester Park and Butter Hill, as well as 11 school streets.

Worcester Park campaigner Sebastian Fisher-Greene says that while the fight against it has been difficult, they won’t stop.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:14 am  

People in Epsom campaigning to save a community centre from demolition say it’s needed now more than ever

The Wells Centre was closed by Epsom and Ewell Council in 2016 with a view to creating more housing.

The authority says membership had dwindled over the years.

But Vanessa Marchant, from the Epsom Wells Community Association, says this isn’t the case.

 A decision on the council’s application to redevelop the site was deferred at a virtual meeting last July. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:46 am  

Royal Mail insists it's getting things back on track despite Covid-related absences among its staff

A report by Citizens Advice found almost one in 20 people received no letters for the whole of January, leaving many unable to pay bills or missing appointments.

Hampton and Wandsworth have seen a scaled back postal service due to the issues.

The postal service admits it's "disappointed" with the findings, but says its performance is now "steadily improving".

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:32 am  

A renovation of the 40-year-old train lines at Victoria Station has been announced

Most of the infrastructure used in South London dates back to the 1980s, and is some of the most intensively used in the country.

The first phase will take place at weekends, and focus on the stretch between Victoria, Clapham Junction and Balham.

It’s hoped the multimillion-pound upgrades will improve reliability at the second busiest station in the country.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:14 am  

Wednesday, 10 February 2021

People power appears to have prevailed in Kingston.

The council has agreed to remove proposals for extra charges at the town’s Villiers Road Recycling Centre from its next budget. 

The move to charge residents for dumping DIY materials was made to try and make savings.

But a 3,000 strong petition was launched by residents who claimed the proposal would lead to more flytipping. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

A man accused of causing unnecessary harm to his French Bull Dog has failed to appear in court.

Saied Arab, who was registered as living at Colnbrook Immigration Removal Centre, was found guilty in his absence. 

A warrant for his arrest has now been issued.

The RSPCA was called to a house in Chiswick in May 2019 to reports the dog named King, had a broken leg. 

He had been taken to a vet but the owner refused treatment for the injury, believed to have occurred around three to four days earlier. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Three people have been arrested in connection with a serious assault which in Egham yesterday afternoon.

Officers were called by St Peter’s Hospital around 3pm after a man in his 20s arrived at hospital with serious injuries.

The assault took place in Nobles Way in Egham. 

He remains in a critical but stable condition.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:17 pm  

Croydon residents will get to decide whether they want a directly-elected mayor in October.

Croydon has been run by a “leader and cabinet” model since 2001.

If October’s referendum results in favour, the poll to choose that mayor would be held in May 2022. 

The authority effectively announced bankruptcy in November. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

People in Staines and Egham are being asked to “be on their guard” after four similar sexual assaults in the past six months.

In each case, a young man, either on foot or an e-scooter, approached a woman and sexually assaulted her.

He’s described as white, around 17 years old, five foot seven, and was wearing a black parka and grey camouflage trousers.

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

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:29 pm  

Harvey Price is hoping to become a voice for young people just like him, after becoming an ambassador for Mencap.

The 18-year-old, who's the son of model Katie Price spent time at Epsom Hospital last month after his temperature shot up. 

He is planning to support the charity by tackling online bullying and the stigma around his conditions.

The teenager was born with Prader-Willi syndrome, autism and he has a learning disability.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:28 pm  

A man who carried knives on buses in Wimbledon has been banned from the town centre.

36-year-old Nazim Khan has been sentenced, after a history of assaults, threatening behaviour, and being publicly drunk.

He also can’t sleep rough in the borough of Merton, or drink alcohol except in a pub.

The order is in place until July of next year.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:25 pm  

An 18-year-old has been convicted of a robbing a teenager in Chiswick.

In October 2019, police were called to Elliott Road, after a boy was threatened by a group of men while on his way home from school.

Hasti Haki threatened the boy, and stole £10 in cash from his wallet.

Haki pleaded guilty and has been given a 12-month conditional discharge.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:23 pm  

New Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel says N'Golo Kante is a big part of his plans going forward.

The German tried to sign the two-time Premier League winner when he was in charge of Paris Saint-Germain.

Kante has struggled with injuries for much of this season.

But Tuchel has no desire to see him leave Stamford Bridge.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

A £5,000 reward is being offered for information after series of sexual exposure incidents in Woking.

The money is being put up by Wallington based charity Crimestoppers.

The reports go back over the last 18 months and all took place on Basingstoke Canal towpath.

They involve a range of female victims, from young teenagers to much older people, who were flashed at, or approached.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:41 pm  

Mako Vunipola doesn't believe a lack of game time for some England players in the run up to the rugby union Six Nations is the reason they were beaten by Scotland.

Four of his Saracens team mates made their first appearance of the season in the defeat at Twickenham

Vunipola who's recovered from injury to play against Italy on Saturday, says rustiness wasn't the only problem.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:06 pm  

A buzzard has had to be put down after it was deliberately shot at in Stanwell Moor.

An x-ray revealed the bird was shot twice with an air rifle in the chest and wing.

The RSPCA was contacted after a concerned member of the public found it unable to spread its wings and take off.

The investigation has been handed over to the police. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

A man from Banstead has been arrested after a large quantity of drugs and cash were found in West Norwood.

Detectives stopped a car yesterday and recovered six 1 kilogram blocks of heroin.

The driver, a 49-year-old man, was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply Class A drugs.

Officers then attended a house in Banstead and arrested a 35-year-old man on suspicion of conspiracy to supply Class A drugs.

Officers searched the property and recovered approximately £50,000 in cash.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:50 pm  

Surge testing has been deployed in Streatham in connection to the South African variant of coronavirus.

The government has announced the postcodes of SE27 0, SE27 9 and SW16 will be screened after the variant was found there.

So that’s parts of West Norwood, Streatham and Norbury.

People in these areas are “strongly encouraged” to get a test whether they have symptoms or not.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:33 pm  

The GMB Union is demanding a full refund of car parking charges paid by staff at Epsom and St Helier hospitals.

Yesterday, it was revealed some staff were paying up to £500 after the Trust reinstated the fees which were suspended due to Coronavirus. 

The GMB has written directly to trust CEO Daniel Elkeles.

A spokesman told us that the car parks have become too busy and demand means charges have had to be reinstated. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

Kingston’s Libraries have received a £9,000 boost from the Department of Culture, Media and Sport.

It’s to be spent on their Reading Friends scheme which teams lonely residents with “befrienders” either online or on the phone.

Regular sessions are designed to spark conversation and fun with users sharing poetry or short stories.

The funding will enable free teleconferencing, collate materials for conversations and provide devices to people without online access.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Over 3,000 children from low-income families in Richmond will continue to receive free school meal vouchers this half term.

The authority says the funding for the vouchers will come from its Winter Grant Fund. 

Richmond says it has been also supplying food support packages for vulnerable children since the October half term.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

A man was the victim of a serious assault in Egham around 3.00pm yesterday afternoon.

Police arrived in Nobles Way after the 20-year-old arrived at St Peters hospital with serious injuries and remains in a critical condition. 

A 22-year-old man from Hayes has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and remains in custody.

A police scene remains in place and anyone with any information who has not already spoken to the police is asked to call 101

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Police are investigating a “serious collision” between two vehicles in Epsom.

Fir Tree Road, at the junction of Reigate Road, has been closed since quarter to 9 this morning.

The closure has now been extended from the car dealership to Hornbeam Close whilst investigations are taking place. 

The road has now re-opened and the accident cleared away.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:10 pm  

Police are investigating a “serious collision” between two vehicles in Epsom.

Fir Tree Road, at the junction of Reigate Road, has been closed since quarter to 9 this morning.

The closure has now been extended from the car dealership to Hornbeam Close whilst investigations are taking place. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:35 pm  

The number of coronavirus cases in the past week in Surrey is below 2,000, for the first time in nearly two months

The rate is down in all boroughs except Woking, where it’s steady.

Reigate and Banstead is still posting the highest weekly numbers, although they’ve gone below 300.

The county’s rate remains below the average for the South East, and for England.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:01 pm  

Police are investigating a “serious collision” between two vehicles in Epsom

Fir Tree Road, at the junction or Reigate Road, has been closed since quarter to 9 this morning.

We’re being asked to avoid the area while they investigate.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:46 am  

A man has been charged after his dog chased a herd of deer in Bushy Park, which resulted in a child being injured

The fleeing animals collided with the child, who was taken to hospital.

The man from Weybridge will appear in court on the 23rd of this month.

People are being reminded to keep their animals on leads in the park, with four deer being killed by dogs since March last year.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:04 am  

Richmond’s neighbourhoods’ inspector has been speaking out about the difficulties of policing during a pandemic

Rebecca Robinson started in the role at the same time that Coronavirus surfaced last year.

She’s told the Talk Richmond Podcast about the type of issues her officers are facing at the moment.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:39 am  

The NHS is launching a new campaign to urge families in Surrey to talk about organ donation

Leave Them Certain follows the law change last year in England, which means all adults are seen as willing to donate their organs.

This is unless they opt out or are in one of the excluded groups.

In Surrey, 540,809 people are currently on the NHS Organ Donor Register, with only 36 people becoming donors in the last year.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:32 am  

More than 400 people who are self-isolating in Sutton have been given special payments by the council

497 residents have so far received £500 each.

Any low-income resident told to self-isolate by NHS Test & Trace, is eligible for the payment.

Sutton Council says it aims to process payments within 48 hours of applications being approved.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:11 am  

Tuesday, 9 February 2021

A new scheme has been set up to try to save British pubs.

'Pub Pledge' allows you to give an amount of money to your local in exchange for a discount when they reopen.

The hospitality industry has been hit hard by coronavirus lockdowns as they’re forced to close for long periods of time.

Founder Jonathan Greensted from Claygate says the idea came from asking one simple question.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

A 10-year-old boy from Epsom has started a mammoth challenge to help other children less fortunate than him.

Mathi Glover is aiming to run and walk 100km in 30 days in support of Save The Children.

He started his fundraiser last Thursday with the aim of raising £60, he has since raised over £400.

Mathi tells us what’s inspired him to take action.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:45 pm  

Detectives investigating the murder of a teenager from Thornton Heath have charged a man with his murder.

Kyall Parnell was 17 when he was stabbed after an altercation on the number 36 bus in Tulse Hill on New Year’s Eve 2017.

The Crown Prosecution Service had earlier decided not to press charges as prosecutors argued it was a case of self-defence.

But 19-year-old Denique Newell was arrested on Monday and charged with the murder.

He will appear at the Old Bailey on Thursday.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:23 pm  

Surge testing will be deployed in parts of Lambeth in connection to the South African variant of coronavirus.

The government announced the postcodes of SE27 0, SE27 9 and SW16 after the variant was found there.

So that’s parts of West Norwood, Streatham and Norbury.

People in these areas are “strongly encouraged” to get a test whether they have symptoms or not.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:21 pm  

The number of new coronavirus cases over the past seven days in Surrey is just over 2,000 and falling.

Weekly figures haven’t dropped below that figure since mid-December.

Mole Valley is showing the least cases, with 89 over the past week, while Reigate and Banstead is still top with 318.

Weekly rolling figures have been above 1,000 since mid-October.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

A public consultation has launched on plans to transform the Purley Way over the next 20 years.

Draft proposals for the boundary up to the Valley Retail Park are now available for residents to consult and give feedback.

The area is earmarked for housing, transport, with more public open spaces and social infrastructure.

Three online seminars this month and next and will include a presentation and Q&A workshop. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:35 pm  

A woman who recently arrived at Heathrow from South Africa claims she didn’t have her documents checked, and was through in ten minutes.

Sharon Feinstein told the BBC she even looked for somebody to show her Covid test certificate to but couldn’t find anyone. 

South Africa currently has a mutant strain of the virus, which caused mass testing in a part of Mitcham after a single case was found.

The Department of Health says the government’s measures “have led to some of the toughest border regimes in the world”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:34 pm  

Over 200 health workers at Epsom and St Helier Hospitals are calling on the trust’s Chief Executive to banish parking charges
Lucy Mayer reports:

Response regarding parking charges at Epsom St Helier in light of GMB statement

During the unprecedented times of this pandemic, we have introduced a number of measures to support our amazing staff – including free hot meals every day, and a broad range of measures to aid staff health and wellbeing.  

We did have free parking in place whenever possible from March to January (during which time, parking revenue from staff was less than 10% of the £3.3 million referenced). Unfortunately, as we began to reinstate outpatient appointments and planned care procedures following the first wave, our car parks became far too busy, and we had no other option but to re-introduce some charges simply to manage demand. 

Despite offering all staff access to free and discounted parking options nearby, as well as increasing our free park and ride services and introducing additional pick up and drop off spots, the situation had become so difficult that we were causing large tailbacks onto public highways, and finding a space was so challenging that staff were late for work and patients late for long-awaited appointments.   

Importantly, the parking rates our staff pay are relative to their salary and the vast majority of staff can park for less than the cost of a TfL bus fare to and from work. Furthermore, we are already aligned with the Government’s recent commitment that all disabled blue badge holders, frequent outpatient attendees, parents of children staying overnight, as well as night shift NHS staff, are given free parking at hospitals.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:10 pm  

A track worker has died after being struck by a train at Surbiton station

The incident happened just before midday. 

The Network Rail worker was with two others who are not believed to have been injured. 

Commenting, TSSA General Secretary Manuel Cortes said: “Our thoughts and sympathies are with the worker who has died and their family members. Any loss of life on our railways is a tragedy. 

“It would be wrong to speculate at this time about what has gone wrong, but a full and thorough investigation must take place, so lessons can be learned. Our union has been warning Network Rail about the alarming number of near misses and fatalities we have seen over the past year.  

“Our Network Rail members do so much to keep our railways running smoothly day in day out and must be able to do this in a safe environment. Our union will never compromise on safety, and safety can never be taken for granted. It is simply not acceptable in this day and age that people go out to work and end up losing their lives.” 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:56 pm  

A railway worker has died on the railway line in Surbiton.

Officers were called to the line  at 11.39am following reports of a casualty on the tracks.

London Ambulance Service and London Fire Brigade also attended, however  the 30-year-old man from Hampshire was pronounced dead at the scene.

His family has been informed.

Officers are now working with colleagues at the Office of Rail and Road and the Rail Accident Investigation Branch to establish the full circumstances behind the man’s death.

Detective Chief Inspector Paul Langley said: “This is a tragic incident which has resulted in the very sad death of a railway worker. Our deepest condolences are with the man’s family who are being supported by specially trained officers.

“We are conducting full and thorough investigation into the incident and I would like to encourage anyone with information to please contact us as soon as possible. You can do this by texting 61016 or calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 146 of 09/02/21.”

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:51 pm  

Five guns have been seized during an early morning raid in Norbury

A 24-year-old man was arrested yesterday, and has been released under investigation.

The weapons were found in the kitchen and bedroom, and have been sent for specialist analysis.

It’s part of an ongoing operation to fight crime by seizing lethal weapons.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:15 pm  

An online discussion on diversity and inclusion is taking place to support LGBTQ+ History Month on Tuesday the 23rd of February.

The history of the LGBTQ+ community will be acknowledged along with examining its past, present and future contributions.

Healthwatch Richmond and OUT Richmond are hosting with inclusion campaigner Rafael Campos Valdez leading the event.

The focus will be on the history and current state of LGBTQ+ groups in the borough and access to health and social care.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:59 pm  

Young people in Spelthorne are being asked to help bring a smile to people who are feeling isolated.

Volunteer group Purple Angels has launched its “Send a Smile” campaign.

Young people are being invited to write a letter, draw a picture or make a card to send to residents living with dementia.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:44 pm  

A large burst pipe outside Chessington World of Adventures has caused water issues across parts of the Kingston and Epsom boroughs

The postcodes KT4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 12 and 19 have reported no water or low pressure.

Thames Water says they’re working to get things back to normal.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

A former leisure and retail park on Purley Way is set to have multiple tower blocks, including two that are nine or ten storeys tall

That’s a proposal in the 20-year vision for the area that Croydon Council is consulting with people on.

The Colonnades was bought by the council for £53m in 2018, during a period of commercial investment that contributed to their current financial difficulties.

The authority is hoping the Purley Way area as a whole can yield nearly 7,500 new homes and over 40,000 square metres of new open space.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:02 pm  

Police have attended a six-vehicle collision near Headley

We’re being urged to keep our speed down and increase the gap between the next vehicle ahead of us.

Nobody has been injured in the crash.

The force is urging people to avoid the Mill Lane area as it’s “very slippery and icy”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:02 pm  

Police are searching for a man who committed a hate crime in a shop in Epsom, then returned the next day to do it again

On the 22nd and 23rd of January, he used racist language towards a member of staff at the Co-Op.

He was wearing dark blue ripped jeans, black trainers, and his clothes were dirty as if it was work wear.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:55 am  

Kingston Council could be about to go against Government advice by introducing extra charges at the town’s recycling centre

The authority wants to start charging residents to dispose of DIY waste at the Villiers Road site.

DEFRA says “disposing of household waste, including waste from DIY home improvement projects, should be free of charge.”

Resident Helen Hinton, whose petition against the proposal has been signed by over 2,000 people, says the various proposals will make fly-tipping worse. 

 We’ve contacted Kingston for comment. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:34 am  

A large burst pipe is causing water pressure outages across parts of Kingston and Surrey this morning

The KT postcodes 4, 6, 9, 10, 12 and 19 are all reporting either no water or low pressure.

Thames Water says their engineers are working on repairs.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:36 am  

An old Ministry of Defence site in Whitton is finally going up for sale

The MoD announced its intention to sell Kneller Hall, which was also home to the Military School of Music, back in 2016.

Richmond Council then secured Government funding to produce a planning document that would protect the Grade II listed building. 

The new owners will be expected to take the document, known as an SPD, into account in their future development of the site. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:32 am  

A woman has been hospitalised after being attacked by two men in Earls Court

Police have just released details of the attack on the 13th of January in the evening, on Trebovir Road near the station.

It’s not reported that the men stole anything from her, and she had never seen them before.

They’re both described as black, in their 20s or 30s, with dark hair, one being around 6’1” and the other 5’9”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:06 am  

There are calls for prison staff to be vaccinated as a priority.

Putney Labour MP Fleur Anderson says they’re “scared and high risk” and 20 have died.

Vaccine Minister Nadhim Zahawi says “surveillance and monitoring data” will decide who will be prioritised in the next phase of the rollout.

He adds that old age has been the biggest factor in mortality.

Mrs Anderson says she’s “very disappointed” with the response.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 am  

Monday, 8 February 2021

It’s thought a fault in an immersion heater in a boiler was the cause of a house fire in Croydon.

On the 31st of January four fire engines and around 25 firefighters were called to a house on Croydon Road.

Most of the first floor of a two-storey mid-terraced house was damaged by the blaze.

There were no reports of any injuries.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

Surrey Police are asking residents to be mindful when posting pictures of their homes, cars, belongings and livelihoods on social media.

By doing this you could share information to the wrong people and tell them where you are, what you’ve got and when you’ll be out.

As lockdown is set to ease eventually, the burglaries will increase.

They’ve said “don’t become a to-do list for thieves in the meantime”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Trials will be going ahead at St George’s Hospital in Tooting to find out the effects of mixing different coronavirus vaccines.

Scientists currently believe there will be no further side effects than what are currently experienced.

Professor Paul Heath, the Principal Investigator of the trial, is asking people to sign up.

Go to to sign up.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Mole Valley has reported less than 100 coronavirus cases in the past seven days

It’s been many weeks since that milestone was last hit.

Cases are falling in all boroughs except Guildford, which is staying level.

Spelthorne has the highest rate, at 265 per 100,000, while Reigate and Banstead is reporting the most cases, at 358 in the past week.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:16 pm  

The Tesco in Osterley has made “significant changes”, which have been welcomed by Hounslow Council

A prohibition order had been served on them, after it was found that non-essential items and clothes were being sold on the first floor.

That has now been lifted.

The number of people allowed in at any one time has been reduced, the café has been closed, and displays have been removed to aid social distancing.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:54 pm  

Door to door delivery of Coronavirus testing kits in Egham and Thorpe is continuing today

Just over 6,000 homes have now been offered a test with the majority taking them. 

The latest batch have now been sent off for lab processing. 

The variant South African strand of the disease was discovered in the Egham, Woking and Mitcham areas at the start of the month.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

A man has been arrested for driving under the influence of drugs in Staines

Police were on patrol when a vehicle in front of them clipped the kerb.

The vehicle was pulled over and the driver failed a drug test, indicating Cocaine and Cannabis.

He’s been arrested and an evidential blood sample has been obtained.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:20 pm  

A major cycling company says a fire has had a “devastating effect” on their offices in Chessington

On Saturday evening, fire crews were called to Barwell Business Park, where “thick smoke” was billowing across the site.

The UK head of Marketing for Specialized told Cycling Weekly that “there will be some short term changes to certain business operations” but their warehouse is elsewhere.

The fire is believed to be accidental, and there are no reports of any injuries.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:42 pm  

Chelsea are just a point off the Premier League's top four this morning after winning 2-1 at bottom side Sheffield United

It's now four games unbeaten under new boss Thomas Tuchel.

With champions Liverpool just ahead of them, he's pleased they're back in contention for Champions League football.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:03 pm  

Pupils at Hinchley Wood School are some of a number in Elmbridge to receive reconditioned laptops.

The borough's Lib Dems are running a campaign to source tablets and laptops for pupils that don’t have access to home learning.

10 laptops have gone to Hinchley Wood, 13 ex-business laptops to Esher High and 4 more are being prepared for St Mary's in Long Ditton.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:27 pm  

A woman has been taken to hospital after a fire at a sheltered housing block in Kingston Town Centre

Crews were called yesterday, after a resident in the block “was awoken by a loud bang”.

They opened their store cupboard and found the consumer unit alight, it’s believed after an electrical fault.

Two other people left the building before the brigade arrived.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:02 pm  

A six-year-old girl has raised over £1,000 for Wandsworth Foodbank

Lara Scott was sponsored to climb 150 flights of stairs in one day.

She hopes other children will do a stair climb challenge “so we can help the foodbanks”.

One woman who says she lives on Lara’s street says she’s an “inspiration to us all”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:07 am  

People are being asked to come forward for trials that will see different COVID-19 vaccines being mixed

It’s open to people over 50 who haven’t had the jab yet.

St George’s Hospital in Tooting is one of the sites where the trials will be happening.

Professor Paul Heath says they expect no difference in side effects, and it may actually turn out better long-term.

Go to to sign up.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:35 am  

Extra money is being made available to tackle violent crime

The Home Office is spending £35m to try to prevent young people getting involved in criminal activity.

There have been a spate of stabbings in London in the last few days.

Two men were killed and 12 people were injured in unrelated attacks on Friday and Saturday.

That includes a man who was stabbed at home in Thornton Heath, and four people who were hospitalised after an incident in Streatham.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:32 am  

Wandsworth Council plans to freeze its council tax to support residents through the pandemic

It’s also planning to set up a new charitable trust to take donations from higher band council taxpayers to support those worse off.

Ravi Govindia, leader of the council, said that helping residents during the pandemic, particularly financially, was its top priority. 

The council tax recommendations are set out in the annual budget setting report which will be finalised at the next full meeting.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:06 am  

Sunday, 7 February 2021

Over 1,000 people have signed a petition called for the toilets at Ham Gate in Richmond Park to reopen.

The area’s Councillors and MP say it’s had a “prolonged and disruptive impact”.

They say that the nearest alternatives are too far away, and during previous lockdowns people took to relieving themselves in bushes.

The petition is directed at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, but they’re calling it “an operational matter for The Royal Parks”, who we have contacted for comment.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

A man has been arrested for driving under the influence of drugs in Staines.

Police were on patrol when a vehicle in front of them clipped the kerb.

The vehicle was pulled over and the driver failed a drug test, indicating cocaine and cannabis.

He’s been arrested and an evidential blood sample has been obtained.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:45 pm  

A cycle lane introduced in Kew to help with social distancing has led to a surge in people taking to their bikes.

The lane outside Kew Gardens has a system of raised “wands” and armadillos separating cyclists from motorists.

Data collected from roadside cameras shows that the average weekly number of cyclists has doubled to over 800 in recent months. 

Richmond Council is hoping to make the lane permanent but some businesses along the route say it has severely impacted trade.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:30 pm  

Hounslow Council has unveiled its proposed budget for the next financial year.

Bosses say they want to meet the challenges of the pandemic by providing more front-line services.

The budget will also support over 2,800 businesses and discount council tax for nearly 9,000 households.

But there will be an increase of just over £63 per year in council tax for most band D properties. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:05 pm  

Twelve fire engines and around 80 firefighters were called to a fire at Barwell Business Park in Chessington on Saturday.

Crews from Surbiton, Kingston, Sutton, Twickenham, Croydon and Norbury attended the fire at a commercial property on Leatherhead Road.

There were no reports of any injuries; the cause is still under investigation.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:03 pm  

Kensington and Chelsea police are looking for a wanted man.

They are appealing for help to trace the whereabouts of 26 year old Christopher Coleman.

He is wanted in connection with a GBH charge in Shepherds Bush green.

Anyone with any information should contact police on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:59 pm  

Chelsea Women’s magnificent club-record unbeaten run in the Women’s Super League has come to an end.

They’ve been beaten 2-1 by Brighton Women at the Kingsmeadow.

Previously, they hadn’t lost in 33 league games.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:14 pm  

Fulham manager Scott Parker had some strong words for refs and VAR after West Ham’s Thomas Soucek was sent off at Craven Cottage yesterday.

The Czech Republic midfielder was shown the red card for an apparent elbow on Fulham striker Aleksander Mitrovic in the goalless draw.

Parker thinks it's a sad sign of the times.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:13 pm  

A barber shop owner in Thornton heath has been fined for breaching covid-19 regulations.

The shop was found operating with over 15 people inside.

Officers took the group's details.

The owner will receive a fine of up to £10,000.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:31 pm  

There are calls for the government-led Test & Trace system to be handed over to local authorities.

Lambeth Council, along with campaign groups like Wandsworth - Keep Our NHS Public, are supporting the move. 

They claim £22 million has been spent on it so far and money is being wasted on the privately-run service. 

Some local authorities are now being passed positive Covid-19 cases the national system is unable to track.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:30 pm  

Police in Croydon have been given more powers to stop and search after a series of stabbings in the capital over the weekend.

Two men have died in separate incidents and 12 other people have been injured.

Public Order Commander, Chief Superintendent Ade Adelekan, from the Metropolitan Police wants to reassure communities.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:30 pm  

The number of people testing positive for COVID-19 in Surrey is at its lowest so far this year.

Just over 2,700 people have been diagnosed in the past seven days.

The rate is continuing to fall in all areas except Runnymede, where it’s steady.

Reigate and Banstead is reporting the most, with 470 cases, notably more than the second-most, Spelthorne, at 292.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

Richmond Park is not a velodrome.

That’s the message from the area’s MP following concerns from walkers and other cyclists about track racing.

Sarah Olney says she advocates more people getting on their bikes, but certain behaviour is ruining it for everyone.

Royal Parks say the Met Police enforces regulations, such as the 20mph speed limit for cars and bikes. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

People in Richmond are being reminded to maintain strict social distancing measures even after they’ve received their Covid vaccine.

The council has issued the advice saying “hands, face, space” needs to continue to be be adhered to.

Presently, it’s unclear if vaccination prevents transmission.

Clinically vulnerable people are being told to take medical advice as to whether they should continue to shield or not.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

A 7 year old boy who died during flooding in Chertsey will be remembered 7 years after his death tomorrow.

An independent inquiry into Zane Gbangbola’s death has been denied despite support from over 100,000 petitioners and organisations.

His parents claim he was killed by hydrogen cyanide gas that was washed out of a nearby landfill site near their home.

But an inquest concluded the cause of death was carbon monoxide released from a petrol-powered pump used to clear floodwater.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 am  

Twelve fire engines and around eighty firefighters tackled a fire in Chessington last night.

They were called at 18:36 to a warehouse unit in Barwell Business Park on Leatherhead Road which was destroyed by the blaze.

Fire crews deployed a drone to provide an aerial view of the blaze and used aerial ladder appliances.

The fire was under control just before 22:30, however, the closure of Leatherhead Road is expected to be in place across this morning.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

Two men in their 20s have died and 12 other people have been injured in a series of stabbings across London within 24 hours.

Police have been given more powers to stop and search following several separate attacks on Friday and Saturday.

The incidents - in various areas, including Kilburn and Croydon, are not thought to be linked.

Chief Superintendent Ade Adelekan is from the Metropolitan Police.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 am  

New proposed parking charges in Wimbledon are just increasing revenue rather than addressing climate change.

That’s according to Lib Dem Councillor Anthony Fairclough who believes that “pollution and not postcode” should pay.

He is challenging the new higher parking charges for people living and visiting Wimbledon that involve scratch card-style permits.

He wants a delay to the introduction of non-polluting vehicles, a low mileage discount and fairer charges for visitors permits.

The Labour run council is also being asked to be more transparent about how the extra cash will be spent controlling air pollution.

We’ve contacted Merton Council for comment.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:06 am  

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