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Saturday 12 June 2021

A teenager has appeared in court charged with a fatal stabbing in Hayes.


The 15-year-old boy from Hillingdon was charged earlier today with the murder of Jalan Woods Bell  who was also 15..

An investigation was launched after police were called yesterday to Blyth Road in Hayes where the found Jalan with stab injuries.

He died at the scene. Police are appealing for witnesses, and a post-mortem will take place tomorrow.  

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:08 pm  

A man who pioneered a project in Sutton to reduce hospital stays for care-home residents by up to four days has received the Queens Ambulance medal in the Birthday Honours List.

The Red bag system developed by Jason Morris also reduced the number of patients personal items and valuables that got lost.

Mr Morris, who’s a clinical team manager in South West London has been working for the London Ambulance service for 22 years.

He’s also been involved in developing and improving the air ambulance service.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:42 pm  

Police investigating the fatal stabbing of a 17 year old youth in Streatham on Thursday have charged four people with murder.

Three of the four men, aged 17, 18 and 19, are from the Croydon area and will appear before magistrates later this afternoon or on Monday. The fourth an 18-year-old  man from Streatham who’s also due to appear in court. .

The victim, Denardo Samuels-Brooke, was found in Prentise Road in Streatham with stab wounds on Thursday night after police and ambulance crews were called.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:39 pm  

A man has been rushed to hospital after being stabbed in Ealing.

 Three men have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a man was taken to hospital with stab wounds yesterday evening.

The incident took place shortly after 8pm near Courtfield Gardens.

A Met police spokesperson said officers attended, along with London's Air Ambulance.

The victim is currently being treated although his condition is unknown.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

Two Surrey Chief Officers have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

 The Chief Constable of Surrey Police, Gavin Stephens, and the Chief Officer of Surrey Special Constabulary, Ken Iredale, have both been recognised.

Gavin Stephens, who has been at Surrey for 24 of his 27 years in policing, was awarded a Queen’s Police Medal (QPM).

While Ken Iredale was awarded a British Empire Medal (BEM) for his work on the response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

Parkrun has said it will restart its jogging events.

 After dozens of late approvals from councils and landowners, the public health initiative will return on 26 June.

It comes after Boris Johnson and the former Olympic athlete Sebastian Coe urged local authorities to approve the free 5km runs.

The runs take place every Saturday in local parks.

Parkruns returning include Guildford, Mole Valley, Osterley Richmond, Wimbledon Common and Woking.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

Harlequins take on Newcastle Falcons at the Twickenham Stoop this afternoon.

 Up to 4,000 supporters are expected for the final regular Gallagher Premiership fixture of the season.

Quins are also supporting Pride Month and today's match will be the Club's second "Pride Game".

Harlequins became the first professional rugby club to launch an LGBTQ+ Supporters Group earlier this year.

Kick off today is 3.00pm.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:30 am  

Wandsworth's young people are getting a Covid warning.

The council says cases are on the rise again especially amongst people aged 18 and 30.

The authority is asking everyone to play their part and follow the rules as well as get a regular test.

Surge testing took place in Wandsworth in April after spike in figures; nearby Kingston is currently surge testing it residents.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

There’s been a fire in a storage facility in Fulham.

 Last night, 10 fire engines and 70 firefighters were recruited to put out the blaze on Townmead Road.

The Brigade was called just after 8.00pm and the fire was brought under control shortly before midnight.

Fire crews from Wandsworth and surrounding fire stations attended.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 am  

A serving British Transport Police officer for Richmond Station has been sacked, after assaulting his partner.

Former PC Aaran Simpson was off duty at home in November, when he attacked his partner, who is also a police officer.

Detective Superintendent Peter Fulton says his actions were “completely inexcusable”.

He added that “the public expect our officers to uphold the law” and brought discredit on the service.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 am  

14,000 illegal cigarettes have been seized across Thornton Heath and South Norwood.

It’s after a swoop on four businesses by council officers using sniffer dogs.

The newsagents and corner shops receive a bulletin a couple of months ago warning about the dangers of selling counterfeit tobacco.

Illegal tobacco is often kept away from the counter, and may not include the correct health warnings or be in a foreign language.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 am  

No trespasser has been found at Strawberry Hill station, after reports of one ground the network around Twickenham yesterday morning.

British Transport Police were called at around 6.20am after receiving reports of a trespass.

They say that despite a “thorough search” nobody was located.

The incident caused delays of up to 40 minutes as well as cancellations.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 am  

Two people have been arrested after an assault in Thorpe Park.

It happened in the queue for the RUSH ride at around 4pm on Tuesday.

Anyone who has any information is asking to contact Runnymede Police, or Crimestoppers to remain anonymous.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 am  

Beams for the new Mitcham Bridge have been lowered into place.

Until now, the work has largely been taking place underground.

Replacing the bridge has been a complex task because it influences river flow, and has utilities cables running through the structure.

Funding has also been secured for a cycle lane up to Mitcham Town Centre.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 am  

Friday 11 June 2021

Six-million fewer people passed through Heathrow in May compared to last year.

The UK's busiest airport saw 675-thousand passengers last month - just 10 per cent of pre-pandemic levels.

That was despite two weeks of foreign travel being allowed from the UK again, to a limited number of countries.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

The Council is to light Hounslow House green on Monday to mark the fourth anniversary of the Grenfell tragedy.

The towerblock fire in North Kensington caused 72 deaths and more than 70 others were injured.

Cllr Katherine Dunne said: “As a mark of remembrance Hounslow will join other public bodies and light Hounslow House in green.”

“Our thoughts are with the families and loved ones of those that lost their lives along with the whole Grenfell community.”

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

The family of a pilot who died after contracting Covid is now raising money for The Children’s Trust in Tadworth in his memory.

Nicholas Synnott spent 8 months in hospital in America after picking up the virus on a flight from Heathrow in March last year. 

He managed to leave hospital and return to his home in Surrey just before Christmas but passed away last week.

His family has asked well-wishers to donate to the charity where his daughter works, which supports young people with brain injuries.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

More than 250,000 Coronavirus vaccinations have been administered in Hounslow.

The council created its “Step Up For Hounslow” campaign after the  new Delta variant of Covid was discovered in the borough. 

A 5 week long surge testing programme is underway.  

Council staff are also door-knocking in the Feltham and Bedfont areas delivering PCR test kits. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

A man from Sunbury has been given a 12 month community order after assaulting a Traffic Enforcement Officer.

36 year old Alexander Stavrou pleaded guilty in court to various charges, including racially aggravated assault.

Stavrou received a fine after he parked his car in Hummer Road car park in Egham without paying.

When he returned to his car, he saw the notice and began verbally abusing the Traffic Enforcement Officer and punched him. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

A house in Feltham lost its roof to a fire in the early hours.

The first floor of the property in Riverdale Road was also damaged by the blaze just after 3am.

The residents were all out of the building before firefighters arrived.

It took two hours to get the fire under control. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Train passengers on a part of South Western Railway are being advised not to travel at all this afternoon.

A signalling problem at Surbiton means a lot of routes are operating a replacement bus service.

This includes between Wimbledon and Hampton Court and Wimbledon and Effingham Junction. 

We’ll have a full travel update in 20 minutes. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:05 pm  

The foreign secretary and MP for Esher and Walton says the "ball is very much" in the EU's court over the next stages of Brexit discussions.

Talks between the EU and the UK collapsed earlier this week over rules which govern trade in Northern Ireland.

Brussels has threated to launch a trade war if Britain fails to implement checks on goods entering the country as part of the Protocol.

Dominic Raab says there needs to be greater flexibility on the issue.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

A serving British Transport Police officer in Richmond has been dismissed without notice following a public misconduct hearing.

PC Aaran Simpson was arrested on suspicion of assaulting his partner at a residential address in 2019, and was charged by beating.

At the hearing he answered allegations that he breached the standards of professional behaviour.

The independent panel found that his actions amounted to gross misconduct.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:13 pm  

Plans are afoot to build a state of the art nursery and children’s centre in an historic part of Chelsea.

The development would replace the current Cheyne Nursery.  

Kensington and Chelsea Council is urging residents to take part in the public consultation which will launch on the 29th. 

The build would also include 18 new homes, all offered at social rent.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

A man has been jailed for stealing around £100,000 in jewellery and watches across West London.

21-year-old Kevin Braidich was found to have committed the crimes over the span of more than a year, in areas including Barnes and Chelsea.

He was finally arrested July last year in Highgate, after he attacked the homeowner.

Police and members of the public then fought him down and arrested him.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

More than 42,000 cases of the Delta - or Indian - variant of coronavirus have now been confirmed in England

New fast-turnaround technology has seen the figure rise sharply in the past week - increasing by almost 30,000.

The strain is now thought to be 60% more transmissible and accounts for around nine in ten Covid cases in the UK, as well as surge testing in Kingston.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:05 pm  

Whether or not a tower block will be built in central Fulham will be decided by the Secretary of State

Edith Summerskill House in Clem Attlee Court was first planned in 2013, and had to be redesigned in 2019 after a legal challenge.

The Secretary of State says a public inquiry will be held to help him decide.

Chelsea and Fulham Tory MP Greg Hands says “we need more homes, but not more tower blocks”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:25 am  

A man is in hospital with serious injuries after being stabbed in Clapham

Police were called yesterday afternoon to Cedars Road.

Two men were seen fleeing in the car, which then crashed into another vehicle.

The two then got out and ran away.

No arrests have yet been made.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:05 am  

A Hollywood superstar has put a bike store in Hampton Wick on the map

He’s best known for his world-wide adventures as Dr Henry Walton Jones Jr in the Indiana Jones movie franchise, but actor Harrison Ford has now put one bike store in Hampton Wick firmly on the map.

The 78 year old spent an hour at Sigma Sports earlier this week while taking a break from filming at Pinewood Studios.

Assistant manager Emma Malisan says he may be Hollywood royalty, but he’s also a man who just loves cycling.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:19 am  

British Airways has furloughed thousands of its staff

The Heathrow-based airline blames the lack of holiday destinations on the UK's green travel list.

The firm's calling for the Government to open international travel "as soon as possible".

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:29 am  

Seven people have been arrested after a teenager was stabbed to death in Streatham

The victim was attacked in the street yesterday afternoon, and was taken to hospital but died soon afterwards.

Police believe they know the identity of the victim and have informed his next of kin.

Four men and three women have been detained.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:03 am  

Thursday 10 June 2021

We’re being told to leave animals alone in parks.

The Royal Parks, which manage green spaces such as Richmond and Bushy, say visitors shouldn’t feed wildlife.

The charity says that in one part of Hyde Park, birds were fed 15 times in a two-hour period.

Excessive feeding encourages seagulls and crows, which kill other birds’ chicks.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:41 pm  

A pickpocket who seems to be targeting restaurant staff in Walton is being hunted by police.

Police have just released details of two incidents on the 10th of May, in the evening.

One happened in the McDonalds in the Town Centre, where a staff member left their bag in their staff area and had their debit card stolen. 

Then in the Anglers Arms, a staff member there had their purse stolen from their bag, also left in the staff room.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:40 pm  

A fashion student has been supplying “care packages” to NHS staff thanks to a grant from Battersea Arts Centre.

Chimna Orji’s “OGBU" Collective” hampers include herbal teas, toiletries and a thank-you note. 

She wanted to recognise those working in the health service, like her mother and sister. 

The packages are named after Chimna’s late uncle Ogbu in Nigeria.   

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:49 pm  

A personal trainer from West Byfleet has beaten off competition from 70 others to be named Trainer of the Year.

Emma Goodman-Horne originally set up a bootcamp for her fellow school-mums 7 years ago.

But she saw her following grow over lockdown as her sessions moved online. 

Emma says the accolade from the Fit & Well Awards is recognition of her hard work and passion. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:44 pm  

Three men are due at Croydon Magistrates’ Court tomorrow charged with murder.

22-year-old Nico Elliot and 25-year-old Nicholas Elliot are accused of the murder of 35-year-old Nathaniel Eyewu-Ago.

Police were called just after 4pm last Wednesday to reports of men fighting in Greenwich; the victim was found with knife wounds.

He was taken to hospital where he remained in a critical condition but later died from his injuries.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:37 pm  

Firefighters have been called to a blaze in Hammersmith.

They were called just after 2pm to a hotel on Shepherd’s Bush Road.

The decking and seating area was destroyed by fire and a small part of the front of the building was also damaged. 

Seven people were out of the building before the Brigade arrived. 

There were no reports of any injuries, and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:34 pm  

Reece James says there hasn't been any boasting about their Champions League win from him and his Chelsea team-mates towards Manchester City players in the England squad.

The wing-back was instrumental as they edged their Premier League opponents 1-nil to lift the trophy last month.

James admits rivalries have been put to one side with everyone fully focused on being successful at Euro 2020.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:30 pm  

The Government has today approved the latest stage of the River Thames Scheme.

The Environment Agency and Surrey County Council are leading the partnership which will reduce the flood risk for 11,000 homes.

This phase will unlock £60 million of the scheme’s £501 million funding so planning work can begin.   

Two new flood relief channels will be constructed at Runnymede and Spelthorne.

There will also be capacity increases at Sunbury, Molesey and Teddington weirs.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

A group of teenagers have been assaulted in broad daylight in Leatherhead.

Police were called to Kingston Road on Thursday last week at 5:30pm after a group of 16 year olds were approached by 10-12 men.

Then men approached the group asking if they wanted to buy drugs.

When the teens refused, the men became aggressive, hitting some members of the group and following them as they tried to get away.

Anyone who has any information or witnessed the incident is urged to contact police on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

£60m has been given to design better flood protection around the River Thames.

The government has approved a business case for the work, after floods in 2014 flooded around 1,000 homes in Surrey.

Areas such as Kingston, Egham and Chertsey are to benefit from two new flood channels.

Runnymede and Weybridge MP, Dr Ben Spencer, says “we must keep the momentum going” and says he’ll work with the government and residents.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

A cyclist is in hospital with potentially life-threatening injuries after a hit-and-run in Staines.

Shortly before 6pm yesterday police were called to Wraysbury Road, near the Lammas Recreation Ground.

The blue Chrysler failed to stop, and shortly afterwards, an abandoned vehicle was found near Staines Moor, which is believed to be connected.

A 41-year-old man from Bracknell has been arrested, and police are appealing for information.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

The keys to 25 council homes have been given to people in Feltham.

As part of the development, a new community centre has opened its doors, which had host up to 300 people.

One resident, had been waiting for a better home for 14 years, and says “on the outside it looks like an apartment, but it is a home! My home!”.

The council says they will aim to deliver more affordable homes in the future.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:07 pm  

The Prime Minister and Joe Biden are expected to commit to a new Atlantic Charter as they meet face-to-face later

Boris Johnson and the US President will sit down for talks ahead of the G7 summit in Cornwall.

They'll discuss climate change, security and the coronavirus pandemic - as well as the relationship between the two nations.

Trade minister and Chelsea and Fulham MP Greg Hands says transatlantic travel will also be on the agenda.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:13 pm  

A landlord in Mitcham has been ordered to pay over £16,000 for renting out an “unsafe” property

Daniella Mbachu was found guilty of failing to apply for a House in Multiple Occupation licence.

She also failed to install a fire alarm, fire blanket, CO2 extinguisher or fire escape at her property in Hill Road.

Merton Council, which took her to court, says it won’t hesitate to “go after” landlords who break the rules or cut corners.  

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:06 am  

Richmond’s Council leader is asking residents to “do the right thing” and have the Covid vaccine

Over 100,000 people in the borough have had their first jab, and nearly 70,000 have had their second.

Gareth Roberts says “The vaccine is our way out of the pandemic. I believe it is our public duty to have the vaccine.”

Anyone over the age of 25 can now book a vaccination online or by calling 119.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:43 am  

A woman who was arrested following the death of Sarah Everard will face no further action by police

Ms Everard was abducted in Clapham in March, and her body was found in Kent more than a week later.

Wayne Couzens pleaded guilty to kidnap and sexual attack, but wasn’t asked to enter a plea for murder.

The woman in her 30s was arrested at the same time as Couzens, on suspicion of assisting an offender, but has now been released.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:18 am  

A woman is taking Lambeth Council to court today claiming Low Traffic Neighbourhoods severely impact her life

Sofia Sheakh says the LTNs installed during lockdown don’t take into account those with limited mobility, like herself.

The London-wide schemes see some roads closed off to all but essential traffic to help cut pollution and ease social distancing.  

But 47 year old Sofia claims they actually increase pollution in some areas.

We have contacted Lambeth Council for comment.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:07 am  

Wednesday 9 June 2021

England defender Luke Shaw says Harry Maguire is a huge part of the squad - whether he's fit or not.

The Kingston born footballer’s Manchester United teammate remains a doubt for the European Championship group stages as he recovers from damaged ankle ligaments.

Shaw says they're all hoping Maguire be available sooner than later.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

More patrols will be held in Beddington Park this week, after attacks on wildlife.

Two Canada Geese and two baby swans were killed last month, it’s believed using a catapult.

Sutton Council says they’re working with the Met Police, London Wildlife Protection, and the Friends of Beddington Park to investigate.

Anyone who has any information is asked to the contact the Met Police’s Wildlife Crime Unit.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:30 pm  

A man in Addlestone has received a five-year ban on keeping dogs and a £200 fine for three animal welfare offences.

Police were called to Morrisons in Woking on Thursday after a man was seen beating his dogs.

When members of the public intervened, the man started shouting and swearing at them. 

He was sentenced Staines Magistrates Court and his dogs have been confiscated from him.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Twenty-five female police officers are be buddying up with women in Lambeth and Southwark, to hear their concerns about safety.

Women taking part will be able to discuss anywhere they feel vulnerable, what worries they have, and what can be done.

Met Police Commissioner Cressida Dick spoke to the Women’s Institute about it.

She says they’re “really eager to learn from the public”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

The A roads in Wandsworth are the worst kept in London, but the other roads are the best.

That’s what the State of the City report is saying, which gives the carriageways a score of 47%, compared to the 90% target.

However, the local roads are given 96.2%, comfortably exceeding the 85% target.

It also says that aside from the City of London, the borough’s roads are deteriorating the fastest.

We’ve contacted Wandsworth Council for comment.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:30 pm  

Ryanair and Heathrow-based British Airways are being investigated over whether they broke consumer law by refusing to give refunds to customers facing cancelled flights during the pandemic.

The Competition and Markets Authority says companies should have issued them and opened an investigation across the sector in December.

Both companies provided the option to rebook, with BA also offering vouchers.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Two students from Kingston University have created an animated film to raise funds for charity Cats Protection.

Sophie Buckley and Freyja Crisp have produced “Stray – A Lockdown Story” as one of their final university projects.

It’s based on the story of “Potter” who used to visit them at the campus gardens.

The students hope the film will raise awareness about the importance of rescuing pets and adoption.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:30 pm  

London's oldest public library still in use will close its doors for three months from Friday.

Repair works are going to be taking place at Richmond Lending Library after it was damaged by a bomb during World War II.

The incendiary device caused a fire in the roof, which at the time was simply boarded over, but the damage has gradually worsened.

A pop-up library will open while the main library is closed.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:30 pm  

Spelthorne Council is “hell-bent” on building on the Green Belt, according to a former councillor who’s just resigned.

Former Spelthorne Green Party leader Jan Doerfel says that the commercial interest of building on the protected land is motivating it.

He says that he’s put forward arguments at council meetings, but they were shot down.

The new leader of Spelthorne Council, Lib Dem Laurence Nichols, told Radio Jackie previously that he wants the local plan revised to “do the minimum possible damage to the green belt, ideally none”.

Cllr Jan Doerfel has tendered his resignation from Spelthorne Borough Council with immediate effect. Cllr Doerfel was elected to Council in 2019 in Staines ward and was the Leader of the Green Party group. A by-election will, therefore, take place in Staines ward by the 22 July and further details will be announced in due course. As Leader of the Council, I am personally sad that Cllr Doerfel has decided to resign. He has done a great deal to raise awareness of climate change and Green Belt issues in the Borough and that fight will continue.

The Local Plan has yet to be finalised and voted on by full Council and we stand by our belief that the housing targets for Spelthorne are unreasonably high. Looking ahead, the Local Plan is the responsibility of the Environment and Sustainable Committee under Spelthorne’s new form of governance. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Surge testing for Covid-19 is underway in Kingston following the discovery of a small number of the Delta or Indian variant.

Everyone aged 11 and over who lives or works in Kingston is being encouraged to take a PCR test, whether or not they're showing symptoms.

Those infected have been told to self-isolate - and their contacts have been identified.

Kingston’s Director of Public Health, Iona Lidington, is encouraging everyone to continue following the guidelines.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:41 pm  

Heathrow based airline British Airways says it's "incredible that the government's seeking to further punish an industry on its knees" - after an investigation into refunds was opened.

The Competition and Markets Authority is concerned BA and Ryanair may have broken laws by not offering cashback for cancelled flights.

Transport secretary Grant Shapps says airlines have a duty to passengers.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:15 pm  

A town square in Egham has been shortlisted for an award, before it’s actually been built.

Planning Resource Magazine says Magna Square will benefit the community with housing, retail and leisure facilities.

It’s due to be finished next year, and will provide 34 affordable flats, and 67 for private sale or rent.

The Planning Awards 2021 are being held today and tomorrow.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:44 pm  

Ryanair and Heathrow-based British Airways are being investigated over whether they broke consumer law by refusing to give refunds to customers facing cancelled flights during the pandemic

The Competition and Markets Authority says companies should have issued them and opened an investigation across the sector in December.

Both companies provided the option to rebook, with BA also offering vouchers.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:57 am  

Surge testing for Covid-19 is underway in Kingston, following the discovery of a small number of the Delta or Indian variant

Everyone aged 11 and over who lives or works in the area is being encouraged to take a PCR test, whether or not they're showing symptoms.

Those infected have been told to self-isolate - and their contacts have been identified.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:04 am  

More than 4 million people in Greater Manchester and parts of Lancashire are being asked to follow new guidance to slow the rise of the Delta Covid variant

The government wants residents to avoid meeting others indoors, and resist non-essential travel.

Richmond’s Director of Public Health is reassuring residents that Covid cases are under control in the borough.

Shannon Katiyo has been looking at the impact the new Delta variant, first detected in India, is having on the town.

There have been more than 3,400 cases of this variant confirmed nationwide since May the 12th.

But Mr Katiyo has told the Talk Richmond Podcast that what’s happening at the moment, is not abnormal. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:33 am  

A Met Police sergeant has been given a final written warning, after using sexist language to undermine a female colleague in front of junior officers

Timothy Brown is attached to the Central West BCU, which covers Westminster, Hammersmith and Fulham, and Kensington and Chelsea.

It was also proven that he made a discriminatory remark towards a transgender woman, and referred to a member of the public in a sexual manner.

The panel found that his actions only amounted to misconduct, not the gross misconduct needed for him to be sacked.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:25 am  

A Priest from St Mary’s University in Twickenham is donning his running shoes to raise money to buy a new chapel organ

Monsignor Vladimir Felzmann is hoping to raise £500,000 by completing 52 laps of The Sir Mo Farah Athletics track, 83 times.

52 is the number of years he has been a Priest while the 83 is in recognition of his age.

He’ll run a total of 1,066 miles.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:14 am  

Tuesday 8 June 2021

A snake has been rescued from a drain at a garage in Kingston.

Staff at the workshop called the RSPCA when they found the Milk Snake last Tuesday.

It’s believed that it’s an escaped pet, as it’s healthy, and they’re very good at escaping.

Anyone who keeps snakes as pets is advised to invest in a suitable enclosure and a good lock, as well as to microchip it.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:30 pm  

A rogue roofer from Surbiton has now been given a prison sentence, after continuing his practices, even after he got caught two years ago.

James Slater had operated under a number of names, and had 100 complaints against him all over the South East.

The judge referred to him as a “sophisticated con-man” who would either start work then say more was needed, or just take money and leave.

He’s been sentenced to nine months in prison.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:30 pm  

A shop in Northamptonshire has been the final prosecution by Croydon Council, as part of their plan to tackle knife sales nationwide.

Extreme GB in Daventry has been fined £10,000 with £15,000 costs for selling knives to a child.

The three-year clampdown has seen just under £180,000 in fines levelled against online retailers.

In one case, Bright Associates from Croydon sold a six-piece set to a 13-year-old, who had entered his true date of birth during the purchase.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:30 pm  

An 11 year old boy has been robbed at knifepoint in Sunbury.

Police have only just released details of the incident on the afternoon of May the 28th.

The boy was walking in the underpass by the Sunbury Cross roundabout when he was forced to hand over his mobile phone. 

The suspect is described as 16 to18 years old, of mixed race and was wearing a balaclava-style mask with his eyes and mouth showing.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:30 pm  

People in Kensington and Chelsea are continuing to be told to stay at home as Covid cases rise.

There’s been a week on week increase in reported cases from 35 to 55.

The rate per 100,000 for the week ending June the 1st was 39.7, which was above the London wide figure of 36.5.

The council says people should only be leaving home where necessary and remember the basics like hand-washing. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:30 pm  

A man has been taken to hospital after a fire in Wimbledon.

The Brigade was called at 15:41 to a blaze at a house on Midmoor Road.

Half of the first floor was damaged and one man left the property before the Brigade arrived. 

He was treated at the scene and taken to hospital suffering smoke inhalation.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

A statue of Suffragette Emily Wilding Davison has finally been unveiled in Epsom Market Place.

The bronze was due to be revealed to the public last year, but Covid forced the event to be cancelled. 

Emily Davison died after falling in front of the King’s horse at the 1913 Epsom Derby while campaigning for women to get the vote. 

Actress Kate Willoughby created a play based on Emily which she took to Parliament in 2014; she explains why today is so important.  

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

A bronze statue of Suffragette Emily Wilding Davison has been unveiled in Epsom’s Market place.

Ms Davison died after falling in front of the King’s horse at the 1913 Epsom Derby while campaigning for women to get the vote. 

Anna Champness is the co-head girl at Rosebery School in Epsom.

She is pushing for the history of the Suffragettes to be included more in the teaching curriculum nationwide. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

A bronze statue of Suffragette Emily Wilding Davison has been unveiled in Epsom’s Market place.

Ms Davison died at Old Cottage Hospital four days after falling in front of the King’s horse at the 1913 Epsom Derby. 

Epsom MP Chris Grayling says her story is a vital piece of the town’s history that should be marked. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Early designs for a new £500 million hospital in Sutton are going online later this week

The Specialist Emergency Care Hospital will be built next to the Royal Marsden.

It’s one of 40 being built up and down the country by 2030, as part of the Government’s £3.7 billion hospital building programme.

The first online event is taking place on Thursday between 6 and 7.30pm and you can register via

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust will be developing the plans over the next few months before sharing how they have developed following feedback from the community later in the summer. 

This follows a period of public engagement and public consultation run by the Improving Healthcare Together programme, which concluded in July 2020.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:30 pm  

British tennis number three Kyle Edmund won't play at Wimbledon this summer.

The former Grand Slam semi-finalist will not be fit in time to feature at the All-England club after having knee surgery.

Edmund has been out of action since October last year and a date for his return is yet to be announced.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:14 pm  

A police officer's pleaded guilty to kidnapping and sexually attacking Sarah Everard

The 33 year-old went missing as she walked home in Clapham in March - before her body was found in Kent a week later.

The Old Bailey's heard PC Wayne Couzens also accepts responsibility for her killing, but he wasn't asked to enter a plea on a charge of murder.

Reporter Mark White's following the case.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:13 am  

One of history’s most famous women will be celebrated in Epsom shortly

A bronze statue of Suffragette Emily Davison will be unveiled at 11 o’clock.

Ms Davison died at Old Cottage Hospital four days after falling in front of the King’s horse at the 1913 Epsom Derby. 

Christine Charlesworth is the statue’s creator. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:30 am  

A bronze statue of Suffragette Emily Davison will be unveiled in Epsom Town Centre this morning

Ms Davison died after she fell in front of the King’s horse at the 1913 Derby, now often referred to as the “Suffragette Derby.”

Sarah Dewing is the founder and chair or the Emily Davison Project.

She says the statue is a way to try and dispel the myth she killed herself for the cause.  

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:38 am  

A Tory MP has pleaded guilty after his puppy chased a herd of 200 deer in Richmond Park

46-year-old Danny Kruger says he lost control of his 11-month-old Jack Russell, named Pebble, in March.

The defence says Mr Kruger was distracted by his seven-year-old son, who was tired after a two-hour walk.

Kruger has been fined just over £700.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:16 am  

Former Transport Secretary Chris Grayling is to have a larger constituency, under new Boundary Commission proposals

 Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer will see his parliamentary boundaries substantially redrawn under the proposed new electoral map of England.

But the seats of Boris Johnson and Chancellor, Rishi Sunak will remain largely unchanged.

The Boundary Commission for England’s published its initial proposals to redraw constituencies to make sure they’re more equally balanced in terms of voter numbers.

Chris Grayling’s Epsom and Ewell constituency is to be expanded to cover Leatherhead.

However, the former Transport Secretary would no longer have control over the area between Nork and Burgh Heath.

Leader of the Lib Dems, Sir Ed Davey, is set to lose control of Old Malden and Motspur Park, which would go to Tory-held Wimbledon.

The current Runnymede and Weybridge Constituency will become Weybridge and Chertsey, with Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab’s seat, Esher and Walton, having pieces taken away to make room.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:06 am  

Staines is to be connected with Hampton Court and Windsor, with the creation of a new jetty.

It’ll allow tour boat operators to pick up and drop off customers.

The council hopes it’ll attract more visitors to Staines.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 am  

E-scooters will be available to rent through TfL, with a number of increased safety measures.

The wheels will be larger, will have a lower maximum speed, and people must take an online course first.

It’ll be trialled in Hammersmith and Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea, and Richmond.

It’ll be priced at between £3.25 and £3.40 for a 15 minute ride.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 am  

We’re being told not to ignore strange noises from our white goods, after a flat fire in Fulham.

Crews were called in the early hours of Saturday to Ranelagh Gardens.

The residents were asleep at the time, and were woken up by smoke alarms.

One man was treated at the scene for smoke inhalation.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 am  

Monday 7 June 2021

The head of Heathrow based British Airways says not allowing travel from the US to the UK comes at a "major cost" to both economies.

He's among top airline bosses - including United and Virgin - calling for transatlantic journeys to resume.

It's claimed businesses in Britain are losing 23-million pounds every day that links remain closed.

BA chairman Sean Doyle says there's an "opportunity" to be had when the Prime Minister and US president meet.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

A cyclist has been hospitalised after a crash in Richmond Park.

Yesterday, the mudguard got caught in the spokes and he went over the handles , according to police.

His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

A tweet theorising that a car caused the accident gained some popularity, however, the driver had stopped to help him and wasn’t responsible.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

A knife has been found on a person at Sutton station.

At the end of May, police in the area were targeting people carrying weapons and drugs on the transport system.

As well as the knife, three were processed for drug possession, and 22 for fare evasion.

The squad says they hope it will be the first of a number of operations.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

UK and US aviation industry leaders are urging Boris Johnson and president Joe Biden to allow transatlantic travel when they meet this week.

America's currently on Britain's amber list, meaning travellers must self-isolate for 10 days.

Bosses from British Airways and Virgin Atlantic were among senior airline figures who've been meeting to discuss the corridor re-opening.

Heathrow's John Holland-Kaye says it's "critical" we establish trade between the two countries.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

A woman’s escaped serious injury after a house fire in Twickenham.

Investigations are continuing into the blaze in Runnymede Road on Saturday night. 

Part of the ground floor of the semi-detached house was damaged by the fire. 

The fire has been recorded as accidental but officers say investigations are ongoing. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

A house has been raided by burglars in Ewell.

Police say the suspects gained access to the property in Kingston Road through the fence gate and kitchen door.

The house was searched in the early hours of Saturday but nothing is believed to have been taken and the owners weren’t in.

The suspects left the scene in a dark-coloured 4x4 vehicle.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Chelsea’s Fran Kirby has been named Women’s Player of the Year at the PFA awards.

She scored 16 goals in 20 appearances last season, and is their all-time leading scorer.

Manchester City striker Lauren Hemp has been named the PFA Women's Young Player of the Year for the third time.

Hemp says the nature of the award means a lot.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:08 pm  

Richmond is one of the boroughs taking part in a new e-scooter trial that launched this morning.

Operators Dott, Lime and TIER have been appointed to host the trials due to their ability to meet strict safety requirements.

Their scooters will be the only legal e-scooters on Richmond’s roads. 

It remains illegal for privately-owned e-scooters to be used on roads, pavements, in parks and town centres. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Roger Federer has withdrawn from the French Open tennis, to conserve his strength for Wimbledon

The Swiss player says he doesn't want to push himself "too quickly" following two knee operations.

He was on court for over three and a half hours at Roland Garros yesterday as he progressed to the fourth round of the competition.

Federer says he’s “thrilled” to have played three matches in the French Open, but he’s also cited Wimbledon as his main target.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:07 pm  

A person has been taken to hospital after a collision on the Hammersmith Flyover

Emergency crews were called at around 8.20 this morning to a three-vehicle crash.

The collision caused queues as far away as Brentford, as the rush hour queues due to Hammersmith Bridge being closed were added to.

The person’s injuries are unknown, and police say he was hospitalised as a precaution.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:02 pm  

Reigate and Banstead is showing the highest rate of COVID-19 cases in Surrey, and has been declared an area of concern

Its rate is 70 per 100,000, with 105 cases in the past week.

In January, during a high point for infections county-wide, the area was seeing over 1,000 cases a week.

Epsom and Ewell has also been declared an area of concern, although its case rate is lower, at 45 per 100,000.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:12 am  

Twickenham’s famous Naked Ladies are back

The Italian marble statues in York House Gardens have been restored after years spent exposed to the elements.

Richmond Council says it used the recent lockdown as an opportunity to carry out the repairs.  

The ‘Naked Ladies’ statues were first acquired in 1909 and sit in the riverside gardens.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:34 am  

Despite a strong performance last season, Balham and Tooting are at the bottom of the Surrey Cricket League premier Division table

They're yet to win a match, and were beaten by Wandsworth by 18 runs this weekend.

Surrey Warriors A have 67 points and Wandsworth have 66 points, so are neck and neck at the top.

Sulaiman Khan scored 130 runs for Bec Old Boys, despite his team losing to Surrey Warriors by 28 runs.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:23 am  

A 15-year-old boy is in hospital after eating jelly sweets containing cannabis in Godalming

An adult man is also in hospital, and both are in a serious but stable condition.

Last month, four children were hospitalised after suffering violent reactions in Epsom, as was the case in March in Sutton.

Surrey Police are urging children not to be tempted to try them, as they’re causing substantial harm.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:13 am  

Sunday 6 June 2021

Plans to deliver 600 new council-owned homes for people living in Kensington and Chelsea are a step closer today.

Construction work has started at two sites in the north of the borough.

The Council has appointed Willmott Dixon to complete the schemes.

They were designed following public consultations and are expected to be ready for residents in late 2022 or early 2023.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:34 pm  

Surrey police have hailed the Cazoo Derby Festival a policing success as the first large public event since the coronavirus pandemic.

It comes as it’s the 22nd year that the force has policed all aspects of the prestigious racing event.

This year it was run at a reduced capacity of 4000 attendees attending on each day. 

Surrey police worked alongside its colleagues at South East Coast Ambulance, St John Ambulance, Surrey Fire and Rescue and Epsom and Ewell Council ensuring people enjoyed the event safely.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:18 pm  

A man has been seriously assaulted in Tadworth.

Police are appealing for witness after the man was attacked at the junction of Acres Gardens and Marbles Way around 6.55pm last night.

He was confronted by two men who punched him to the ground and kicked him several times to the head.

The victim lost several teeth, suffered cuts to his head and lost consciousness for several minutes. 

The two main suspects, both believed to be White, left the location in a red BMW, possibly in company with a third man.

Anyone with any information is urged to call police.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:34 pm  

Kingston Council has been celebrating volunteers week this week.

Since last May, more than 1,200 residents have registered to volunteer.

That includes an all-time monthly high of 255 registrations. 

The council is thanking volunteers who have cared for the most vulnerable all across the borough. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:25 pm  

Teddington’s Mo Farah has failed to reach the Olympic qualifying time in the 10-thousand metres at the trials in Birmingham.

The athlete, who grew up in Hounslow, was more than 20 seconds short and admitted he's been struggling with an ankle injury.

But Farah tells us he's still determined to reach the time and compete in Tokyo.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:09 am  

The RNLI’s annual “respect the water” campaign is back.

River Thames users are being reminded to lie on their back and float if they get into difficulty in the water. 

Tim James, a volunteer at Teddington lifeboat station, says

the hot weather can make people less cautious around the water. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 am  

Two youths have been arrested after being caught with a large Rambo style knife in Mitcham.

Officers were patrolling the area when the youngsters made off from them.

After a short foot chase they were detained and the large weapon was found.

Both youths were arrested and the investigation is ongoing.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

Refugees and asylum seekers in Hammersmith and Fulham are being urged to take part in a number of information events.

They will be hosted on Zoom during Refugee Week and be led by experts from organisations such as the British Red Cross.

The workshops, starting on the 14th, will cover a range of topics including employment, health and rights.

The Refugees at Home programme will also aim to connect residents with spare rooms with refugees and asylum seekers.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:02 am  

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