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Saturday 31 July 2021

Chelsea football club have announced that fans will need to prove they have been fully vaccinated or show evidence of a negative covid-19 lateral flow test to attend their home games this season

The change begins with the club’s friendly against Tottenham on August 4th and will also apply to the Chelsea women’s team.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:19 pm  

It’s reported that Coulsdon Manor Golf Course has joined the growing list of assets sold off by Croydon Council

The council, which effectively declared itself bankrupt last year, is trying to fill a £1.5 billion hole in its finances.

The highly-regarded 18 hole course is already leased from the council by a private operator.

It’s understood that under the terms of the sale the course will remain open to the public, so long as they pay a daily green-fee.

The figure received by the cash-strapped council hasn’t been revealed.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:25 pm  

Spelthorne Council has been recognised for the support it offers ex-servicemen and women

 The authority has been given the gold award for the MOD sponsored Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.

Since signing the Armed Forces Covenant in 2014 Spelthorne Council has opened a Veterans Hub at Fordbridge Fire Station in Ashford.

They’ve also raised awareness of service issues by training 50 staff, launched a veterans facebook group, and made it easier for council employees to serve as reservists in the armed forces.   

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:18 pm  

A teenager’s appeared in court charged in connection with a fatal stabbing on Wednesday outside Brixton tube station

18 year-old Brandon McNeil of Lollard Street in Lambeth is accused of murdering Shane Jerome, who was 23 and lived in Thornton Heath. 

McNeil was remanded in custody to appear at The Old bailey on Tuesday. 

An 18 year-old man arrested on Thursday over the inciodent has been released without charge.

A 17 year-old has been bailed until a date later in August. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:10 pm  

An investigation is underway into a fire at a Hounslow takeaway

 A woman was led to safety from the building in Kingsley Rpoad, which also contained a number of flats.

Six fire engines and around forty personnel were needed to bring the flames under control yesterday.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:14 pm  

Hounslow council is claiming Boris Johnson’s support for its controversial C9 cycleway through Chiswick

It follows the issue of government guidance which says councils should always leave cycling and walking schemes in place for long enough to make a proper assessment. 

Last week the council decided to extend changes to Chiswick High Road for another 18 months despite fierce opposition from local businesses and some residents. 

The authority says the changes have encouraged cycling and reduced the number of accidents on the road since they were first introduced last winter.   

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:13 pm  

A street-party is underway in Bookham as a way of thanking residents for their forbearance during the pandemic


The party in the High Street features carefully-choreographed Morris dancers, a slient pool Gin Bar and a good deal more. 

It’s been hosted in the High Street by Mole valley District Council along with the Bookham Business Initiative Group and  It’s on till 6 oclock this evening. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:11 pm  

A man's been remanded in custody, charged with murder, after the fatal stabbing of Shane Jerome in Brixton

 The 23-year-old from Thornton Heath was pronounced dead near the underground station last Wednesday.

18 year-old Brandon Aldon McNeil from Lambeth is due before the Old Bailey on Tuesday.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic will head home from the Tokyo Olympics without a medal.

 The men's world number one has lost his bronze medal match to Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta and pulled out of the mixed doubles.

It was a frustrating morning for Djokovic - who threw one racket into the stands and smashed another.

He was attempting to win the 'Golden Slam' - Olympic gold and the sport's four major titles in the same year.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:43 am  

A video about water safety by a man from Feltham has gone viral on Facebook

Danny Norris lost his brother in 1981 in Lammas Park in Staines after getting into trouble in the water.

Since publishing the video, he's received messages from people saying it helped them.

One girl says she was invited to go bridge diving in Manchester, but didn't because of the video, and a man died in the river a few days later.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:27 am  

Hounslow Council has unveiled a new summer programme to help kids learn more about nature and biodiversity.

Activities include pond-dipping, mini-beast bug hunts, reptile handling, learning about survival skills and shelter building.

The free events are being held at Boston Manor Park in Brentford for children aged 5 to 12, as long as they are accompanied by an adult.

It's part of the Reconnecting Boston Manor Park v- a lottery-funded project to restore and improve one of the borough's green lungs.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:40 am  

A man is in a life-threatening condition after an accident on the A3.

 Police were called at 04.49am to reports of a collision involving a car and a pedestrian near the Robin Hood junction by Rydal Gardens.

Officers attended along with London Ambulance Service.

The 82-year-old male pedestrian was taken to hospital where he remains in a life-threatening condition.

His next of kin has been informed.

The driver of the car helped officers with their enquiries. There have been no arrests.

Police are now appealing for witnesses and dash cam footage.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:42 am  

A man has been charged for driving at two pedestrians outside a pub in Guildford.

 The 39-year-old from Guildford was arrested on suspicion of stalking and attempted grievous bodily harm.

He has since been released on conditional bail.

Police are now appealing for witnesses of the incident that took place on Tuesday, 20 July.

At around 10pm, a silver BMW appeared to drive at two pedestrians outside the Weyside Pub.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:10 am  

An 18-year-old man has been charged with murder after a man was fatally stabbed near Brixton tube station.

 23-year-old Shane Jerome was pronounced dead at the scene at around 8.45pm on Wednesday 21 July.

Eyewitnesses described the attack involving sports cars, a quad bike, and men wearing balaclavas.

It is unclear if a music video being filmed nearby is linked to the attack.

Police charged Brandon Aldon McNeil, from Lambeth, with murder on Friday.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:10 am  

Friday 30 July 2021

A convicted terrorist has been jailed after he was found to be working as a refuse collector in Hammersmith and Fulham

50 year old Andrew Rowe failed to tell police he was driving potentially dangerous vehicles.

He spent two months driving the vehicles across the borough.

Rowe pleaded guilty to nine counts of failing to comply with terror notification orders and has been jailed for ten months.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

A date has been set for the decision on whether a controversial retirement village in Epsom will be green-lit or not.

Two separate applications were submitted for the ex-hospital land, which received hundreds of objections and were turned down.

Guild Living appealed to the government, who have appointed a planning inspector to make the decision on the 17th of August.

The developer says they were “disappointed” by the refusals, and says there’s a “pressing need” for specialist elderly accommodation.

Councillor Monica Coleman says it will be “one of the most significant” planning decisions due to its scale.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

A judge has blocked a crowdfunded legal case that was attempting to stop the rollout of 5G.

The group behind the challenge says it will now look to get a judicial review after raising more than £160,000 for it.

One of the three complainants, a woman from Hounslow, says she has already been harmed by 5G, suffering skin blisters. 

She contacted Hounslow Council last year seeking information about 5G masts and radiation from street lights.  

At the time, the council insisted there was no 5G equipment in the street lighting.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

A man has been jailed at Croydon Crown court for six years and nine months after pointing a shotgun at another man.

32 year old Vicente Forde pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence.

In July last year, he dressed as a delivery driver and brandished a shotgun at another man as he opened his front door in Crystal Palace.

Forde broke the victim’s nose after he tried to wrestle the gun off him.

He was arrested and the firearm was seized which was found to be viable and loaded with two live cartridges.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Battersea Park’s having an eco-friendly make over as hundreds of lamp posts are being upgraded to LED light bulbs.

Not only will this help the council meet its carbon reduction targets, it will also save taxpayers’ money as they last longer and use less energy.

The scheme will take about 12 weeks to complete and is being carried out as part of a £340,000 investment in the park’s infrastructure.

This comes just days after the announcement of a new design for the toddler and junior playground.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:23 pm  

Two building firms have been fined £5,000 each, after a worker fell to his death at a site in Wimbledon.

Philip Drinkwater of Prestige Roofing in New Malden and Dean Glen of DDP Scaffolding in Horley, were in charge at the site in 2018.

Glen installed the scaffolding, and Drinkwater allowed the roof work to go ahead, despite a gap and unsafe ladder access.

The Health and Safety Executive says that a cheap, easy to install scaffold gate would have prevented Anthony Bradley’s death.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:05 pm  

Students have voted the University of Roehampton the sixth best in the UK

The StudentCrowd award is an independent award voted for entirely by students.

According to The Complete University Guide 2022, Roehampton is ranked 70th for Student Satisfaction, and 79th overall.

Vice Chancellor Jean-Noël Ezingeard says “we are very grateful to our students who have taken the time to share their experiences”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:11 pm  

Firefighters were called to a blaze at a takeaway restaurant on Kingsley Road in Hounslow earlier.

The ducting from the ground floor to the first floor was alight as well as a small part of the ground floor and roof. 

One woman was assessed at the scene by Ambulance crews.

The road was closed while the brigade tackled the fire and still remains closed. 

The cause of the fire is not known at this stage.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

An art dealer from Battersea who stole a million-pound pumpkin sculpture has been jailed

39-year-old Angela Gulbenkian also convinced her masseuse to invest £50,000 with her, but then stopped responding when she asked for the money back.

Laura Hoon, from the CPS, says she used her “status and powerful connections” to “concoct a web of lies”.

She’s been sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison, and a confiscation order on the million-pound pumpkin will be set in due course.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:27 pm  

There are calls to keep the electoral map in Runnymede the way it is

The Boundary Commission has revealed its draft proposals, which include moving Egham out of Runnymede into a seat mostly managed by Windsor Council.

Part of Weybridge and Cobham, which are currently in the Elmbridge Council area, are to become part of Weybridge and Chertsey seat.

Runnymede Council says that residents “identify with a specific local authority” and have a “strong community identity” that this undermines.

A consultation is running until Monday.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:06 am  

Today is World Friendship Day, and people in Epsom have a new way to become friends

“Happy to Chat” benches have popped up in the marketplace, with those sitting on them signalling they’d be up to talk.

Councillor Alex Coley says “simply stopping to say hello to someone at the bench could make a real difference”.

June Page from the area’ Age Concern says “a smile goes a long way, especially on World Friendship Day!”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:36 am  

A man from Hounslow has been sentenced to 18 weeks in prison, after attacking two policemen

Last Friday, police were called to a shop in Inwood Road, after reports of an assault.

They tried to arrest 49-year-old Anthony Cross, but he attacked the two officers while being detained.

People on social media are hitting out at the 18-week sentence, saying it’s an “insult” and “there should be a zero on the end”.

The maximum sentence for assault on an emergency worker is 12 months, and for ABH, which Cross was also convicted of, it’s five years.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:23 am  

A newsagent in Twickenham has had its licence revoked after selling alcohol to teenagers

Two undercover police cadets, aged 15 and 16, were able to make the purchase at Hampton News and Booze.

They were given an on-the-spot fine of £90, and their premises licence is now gone.

Richmond Police says they hope it reduces alcohol-fuelled anti-social behaviour involving teens in the area.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:03 am  

Carshalton and Wallington’s MP, Elliot Colburn, has met with Toyota to try and work out a way to prevent catalytic converter theft.

Sutton has some of the highest recorded incidences of this type of theft in the country. 

Toyota’s newer Hybrid cars are some of the most targeted.

The precious metals in the Prius and Auris tend to be in a better condition than regular engine vehicles and more accessible.

Toyota has provided 20,000 smart water kits to the Police and created a “CatLoc” device as part of its prevention methods. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 am  

Thursday 29 July 2021

T.Rex frontman Marc Bolan is getting another Blue Plaque, this time in Tooting.

It will be on the site of ‘The Prince of Wales,’ a Victorian pub in Summerstown, where he once busked.

His family moved to the area in the early sixties and lived round the corner in a two-bedroom prefab. 

The plaque will be unveiled in September, the same month as his death in 1977 in a car accident at the age of 29. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

Two dogs have needed medical treatment, after being locked in a hot van in Surbiton.

When police arrived, the temperature was 25 degrees, and the dogs were showing signs of heatstroke and were both sick.

Police stayed with the van for nearly an hour and the owner didn’t arrive, and the force says if they weren’t called the dogs would have died.

The incident is under investigation, and if you see an animal struggling in a hot vehicle, you can report it to 999.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

A man who tried to outrun a police officer has been arrested on seven different charges.

Yesterday afternoon, officers were patrolling Bromley and Croydon, when they found three people on E-scooters, two uninsured.

The third person tried running off, but was arrested for charges including drug driving, driving while disqualified, and cannabis possession.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Commuters are being warned that tube strikes next week will coincide with engineering work on the District line.

Drivers will be walking out over a move by TfL that the RMT Union claims threatens the work-life balance and puts jobs at risk.

TfL says no driver has lost their job or been forced to take duties they don’t want to.

There’ll be a walkout for 24 hours from next Tuesday at midday, then another next Thursday.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

People are being encouraged to get tested for hepatitis C, as around half of people with it in South-West London are unaware they have the virus.

St George’s Hospital in Tooting is encouraging people to contact them and set up testing or educational events in the community.

Around 6,000 people have the virus in South-West London, but treatment can take as little as eight weeks.

England is aiming to eliminate hepatitis C by 2025.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

A man has been taken to hospital after a serious accident in Wallington.

Firefighters had to rescue a man from an overturned vehicle after the collision on Croydon Road earlier today.

Ambulance crews took him to hospital to be treated.

Earlier officers has to closed the road between Hillers Lane and Church Road.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Over 60,00 pieces of PPE were handed out in Kingston between March and May last year.

The beginning months of the first lockdown saw 35,000 aprons and 21,000 masks delivered to care workers and critical staff.

The council also says 3,000 households were supported with food packages and prescriptions. 

Over 500 people also became library members when services were forced to move online.  

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

5,000 illegal cigarettes have been found hidden in a shop toilet in Merton.

Across three days, a total of 32 checks were made to a variety of retailers, with contraband found at eight of them.

Councillor Brenda Fraser says illegal tobacco is a “blight” on the community.

The authority says the cheap price makes it easier for people to take up the habit, and its completely unregulated and can contain anything.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

A picture of a suspect has been released, after a number of indecent exposures in and around Woking.

On the 14th of July, two separate women were approached by a man near the Woodlands Avenue car park in Byfleet.

A string of offences has also occurred on the Basingstoke Canal Towpath.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Experts are warning British summer temperatures could regularly exceed 40 degrees - even if we manage to meet our climate targets

The Met Office says the UK's already seeing increasingly extreme weather - with 2020 among the top three warmest, sunniest AND wettest years on record.

Meanwhile more than £860m is being invested in flood protection schemes across the UK over the next year.

In Surrey, £60m is being spent to protect areas from the River Thames.

Emma Howard Boyd from the Environment Agency explains how they select which areas get money.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:17 pm  

We’re being urged to write down the frame number of our bicycles, in case it gets stolen

Police in Brentford recently executed a search warrant and found many bikes.

However, they say it takes “hours” to work out if a “silver Specialized” is actually the one reported stolen.

The force says they “hardly” reunite victims with their stolen cycles because very few people know their frame number.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:45 pm  

A person has died at Wandsworth Common Railway Station

Police were called just after 10 this morning to a casualty on the tracks.

They were pronounced dead at the scene.

Police are working to identify the person, and its not being treated as suspicious.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:48 am  

The congestion charge is to stay at £15, despite the Mayor of London saying it was going to be a temporary increase

Tony Devenish, Conservative Assembly Member for West London, says three constituents contacted him “within minutes” of the announcement.

He argues that it will hit businesses on weekdays and faith groups on the weekends.

Sadiq Khan says the increase will benefit London’s economy, and has also set the hours back so it ends at 6pm again.

A consultation is being held.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:55 am  

A man has cycled 10,000 miles around the UK, powered by peanut butter, to celebrate the Tokyo Olympics

Jamie Ramsay was originally approached by Whole Earth to cycle to Tokyo, but the plan had to change due to the pandemic.

His route took him through South-West London, and he says that he took a moment to pay tribute to his hero Andy Murray in Wimbledon.

Among the things he covered in peanut butter were pork pies, smoked mackerel paté, haggis and welsh cakes.

However, he says this was his favourite.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:41 am  

Works to upgrade a busy part of Hammersmith for cyclists and pedestrians will begin next week

The second phase of the semi-permanent Safer Cycle Pathway route gets underway in King Street.

The pop-up scheme follows on from the segregated cycle lane that was introduced during the first lockdown.   

The long term plan is for one like it to be made permanent, but only once residents have given feedback and traffic data has been analysed.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:33 am  

A pop-up vaccine clinic's opening at Thorpe Park to get as many young people jabbed as possible

People visiting the theme park will be able to get their injection before riding a rollercoaster.

Figures suggest two-thirds of people aged 18 to 29 in England have had their first dose of a Covid jab.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:02 am  

Wednesday 28 July 2021

Richmond Council has appointed its first White Ribbon Champion to tackle violence against women and girls

Councillor Ben Khosea fundraised to support domestic violence charity Refuge during his time as Mayor in 2018.

The council is aiming for VAWG accreditation which will involve a six-stage process over several years.

Councillor Khosea will be working with organisations and businesses to drive forward the council’s own policies and strategies.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

Chelsea goalkeeper Ann-Katrin Berger has signed a new contract with the Women's Super League champions.

The 30-year-old will now remain with the Blues until the summer of 2024, with an option to extend the deal by a further year.

Germany international Berger kept 12 clean sheets in 17 WSL appearances last season as Chelsea retained the title.

Chelsea begin the new WSL season away to Arsenal on Sunday, 5 September.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Croydon is inspecting its high rises, after a scandal over extreme conditions at one of its blocks.

The council says they’ve met over 200 residents of Regina Road face-to-face, after the ITV exposé about a block there.

A new housing board will launch in September, and any tenants who are interested in being on it is asked to contact the authority.

Croydon says they’ve brought in surveyors who will give detailed inspections, which will help inform future upgrades.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Former England under 21s goalkeeper Marcus Bettinelli has joined Chelsea on a free transfer for a two-year contract.

The 39-year-old had been out of contract at the Blues’ West London rivals Fulham - where he made 120 appearances.

Chelsea said Bettinelli would “add strength to its goalkeeping resources following the departure of Willy Caballero.”

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:30 pm  

A surge in drownings has prompted a warning over open water swimming.

The Royal Life Saving Society has described the last week’s deaths as "devastating" and is urging people to cool off in supervised spots.

At least 30 people have died while swimming in lakes, rivers and the sea.

Tim James, from RNLI Teddington, says the most important thing people should be learning is how to float to live. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

A man has been “shoved” off a train at Raynes Park station.

The incident happened just before 11am on the 4th of July. 

The victim was approached by a man on the train who grabbed his phone and started waving it around.

As the victim tried to get help from the guard, he was “pushed from behind” and fell onto the platform. 

He suffered cuts to his arms and lost his glasses.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

The Chief executive at Heathrow along with the travel industry has welcomed the changes in rules for inbound passengers into the UK

From Monday at 4am people, who've been double-jabbed in the United States or in amber-list EU countries won't have to isolate.

Ministers say the move will help reunite people with their family and friends who’ve been separated by coronavirus.

John Holland-Kaye says it's a step in the right direction.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

New pollinator-friendly planters have been installed in Richmond town centre.

The planters, in Church Court and Golden Court, are filled with greenery that attracts bees and other pollinating insects.

They are going to be maintained by Habitats and Heritage. 

Colin Cooper is the new charity’s CEO.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Bushy and Richmond Parks will be hosting discovery tours of some of the Royal Parks’ “minibeasts” next month.

Mission Invertebrate is a free day of bug trails and a chance to get up close and personal with nature. 

Budding environmentalists can meet the parks hidden heroes and learn about their vital roles as recyclers, pollinators and food sources.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

The UK's offering Kenya - which has a population of 52-million - almost 820-thousand coronavirus jabs.

9 million doses of the Oxford Astrazeneca will be shipped out as part of a global effort to tackle the pandemic.

There have been concerns supply shortages in some African countries inhibited the continuing rollout of their vaccination programmes.

The foreign secretary and MP for Esher and Walton, Dominic Raab, says shipments will start on Friday.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

A fifth arrest has been made in connection with the murder of a 16-year-old teenager from Croydon.

Camron Smith was found suffering from stab wounds on the 9th of July on Bracken Avenue in Shrublands. He died at the scene.

A 15-year-old has been taken into custody and has since been released on bail pending further enquiries at the end of August.

Three men have already appeared in court along with another 20-year-old who was arrested on suspicion but has since been bailed.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Lib Dem run Kingston Council is to be challenged by a new branch of the Liberal Party

The group claims “people are facing the ultimate betrayal of liberal principles” over the future of the Kingfisher leisure centre.

They claim that the redevelopment plans for the site will be agreed “in secret” with funds coming from Guildhall.

Kingston Council has told us that no date for demolition has been decided and won’t happen until the council is given consent.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:11 pm  

The government's considering easing Covid quarantine restrictions for double jabbed Americans and EU citizens travelling to England

Airlines are calling for a relaxation of the rules for those who've had both doses, and today officials are discussing whether that should happen.

British Airways, Heathrow and Virgin Atlantic held a pilot scheme with around 250 fully vaccinated passengers presenting their COVID status.

Only two were turned away, one due to an identity issue, and one because they were vaccinated less than 14 days before travelling.

Heathrow boss John Holland-Kaye says "There is now no reason to delay with rolling out the solution from July 31."

Joss Croft, from the tourism trade association UK Inbound, says American holidaymakers are crucial for the UK's economy.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:24 pm  

There are plans for an £80m kidney care unit at St George’s Hospital in Tooting

It would mean that all kidney inpatient care would move away from Epsom and St Helier hospitals.

The NHS claims that the new unit would attract experts and having all the support in one place will reduce waiting times.

A consultation has been launched on the South-West London CCG website.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:04 am  

A government advisor says vulnerable children in Lambeth, who were subjected to decades of abuse, have been terribly let down

A damning report's found staff at the Council demonstrated "a callous disregard" for those they were paid to look after. 

The council says it's "deeply sorry" for its failings.

Lord Mann contributed a written statement to the inquiry after raising concerns in the past.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:36 am  

There are reports fully-vaccinated travellers arriving into England from the US and EU may not need to quarantine, from as early as next week
Senior government officials are meeting today, to discuss changes to coronavirus travel restrictions.

Aviation firms, including Heathrow Airport and British Airways, say they've carried out a 10-day pilot programme, and believe isolation exemption for double-jabbed visitors can be done.

Reporter Jon Craig says ministers have a lot to think about.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:23 am  

People in Mortlake are celebrating this morning after London Mayor Sadiq Khan refused plans to redevelop the historic Stag Brewery

The plan, by Reselton, was for 1,250 homes, 30% of which would be affordable, and included a secondary school and care village.

Richmond Council outlined its concerns regarding traffic and the increased height and bulk of some of the buildings.

Richmond Park MP Sarah Olney says that would have been “hugely damaging”.

Conservative Assembly Member for South West London Nicholas Rogers says building on it is inevitable, and residents are concerned about the size of it.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:06 am  

Tuesday 27 July 2021

The people of Brentford are benefitting from the football club going into the Premier League, with a new football pitch.

The 3G pitch at the Green Dragon Lane estate has been partly supported by the club’s community sports trust.

Mayor Bishnu Gurung says “we hope to encourage local children to put their trainers on and become more active”.

The new Brentford Community Stadium will host four games during next year’s Women’s Euro 2022.

Picture credit: Hounslow Council. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

British Transport Police were called to Turnham Green Underground station at 8am this morning

It followed reports of a casualty on the tracks.

Paramedics also attended, and a person was taken to hospital for treatment to minor injuries.

This incident is not being treated as suspicious.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

A money launderer has been jailed after trying to trick sniffer dogs at Heathrow using coffee.

30-year-old Tara Hanlon was found to have £2m stuffed inside vacuum-packed bundles.

NCA officer Ian Truby says “she thought she was going to be living a jet-set lifestyle, instead she is now serving a prison sentence”.

Eight other people have been arrested in connection with the network, with one man also arrested at Heathrow with £1.3m in cash.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

The Mayor of London has turned down an application to redevelop historic Stag Brewery in Mortlake.

The plan was for 1,250 homes, 30% of which would be affordable, and included a secondary school and care village.

Richmond Council had already outlined concerns regarding the bulk and height of some of the buildings as well as transport issues. 

The Hammersmith Bridge closure was also a factor, and it meant increased traffic around the site.

Developer, Reselton Properties says its current design had been modified to fit specifications from the Mayor.

Today’s decision by Sadiq Khan had been delayed by the Coronavirus pandemic.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:40 pm  

It's claimed four in ten disabled people struggle to access cash because of bank closures.

A study by Which? has found more than a quarter find it difficult to speak about their services over the phone.

The consumer group is concerned many disabled people are being forgotten about as more providers switch to an online-based offering.

The Santander on Hounslow Bath Road closed around two weeks ago, despite strong public opposition on the grounds of accessibility and inclusion.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:11 pm  

Boris Johnson been defending the expansion of Stop and Search powers as a way to get dangerous weapons off the streets.

The Prime Minister also backs the idea of offenders convicted of anti-social behaviour joining hi-vis "chain gangs" to act as a deterrent.

Mr Johnson and Home Secretary Priti Patel met with Surrey Police and Crime Commissioner Lisa Townsend this morning.

Ms Townsend tells us what was discussed. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

People in Hounslow are being offered gift cards and the chance to support charities, in return for getting fit.

The council has partnered with the app BetterPoints to give people rewards.

5,000 points will get you a £5 Sainsburys gift card, equal to around 17 weeks of running two and a half hours a week.

Daily prize draws and points for attending some events are also ways to earn points.

The points will also be able to be spent at certain local businesses.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

A shop has caught fire in Hounslow.

Four fire engines and around 25 firefighters have been called to the property in Bath Road.

Part of the ground floor of a mid-terraced shop with flats above is alight and smoke logging is affecting adjacent shops. 

Three people left the building before the Brigade arrived.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:05 pm  

A 16-year-old boy who attacked six teenage girls on their way to school in Thornton Heath has been jailed.

He cannot be named for legal reasons, but carried out his attacks between November 2019 and November 2020.

Nathan Paine-Davey, from the CPS, says he “prowled the streets” looking for young girls to attack.

He’s been sentenced to four and a half years in custody.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

An inquiry says Lambeth council treated children "as if they were worthless", resulting in them suffering decades of abuse in care homes

An independent report says vulnerable young people were put in the path of sex offenders.

These abusers infiltrated children's homes and foster care with "devastating" consequences.

Raymond Stevenson spent time as a child at Shirley Oaks care home in Croydon, and believes it was infiltrated by paedophiles.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

The Prime Minister will outline new proposals to improve policing and security across England and Wales later

The Beating Crime Plan includes league tables for 999 and 101 call answering times so people can see how responsive their force is.

Each neighbourhood will also have a designated officer as a point of contact to address local issues.

Erica Osakwe is the organiser of the Victims Too campaign and a student at Royal Holloway University in Egham.

She says this should help assault victims.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:57 pm  

Duncan Scott admits it's special to have played a part in making British swimming history

Tom Dean claimed a stunning gold at Tokyo 2020 - narrowly beating Scott who won silver in the 200 metres freestyle.

It's the first time since 1908 that two male swimmers have been on an Olympic podium for GB.

However, there was disappointment for Team GB in the women’s synchronised 10m platform diving.

Eden Cheng from Streatham, and her partner Lois Toulson, placed second-last.

China won the event, continuing their legacy of success in diving. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:23 pm  

The Mayor of London will decide today whether to develop the Stag Brewery site in Mortlake

There are fears that the size of the development will put strain on the area’s infrastructure.

The plan is for 1,250 homes, 30% of which will be affordable, and include a secondary school and care village.

Reselton Properties say their current design has been modified to fit specifications from the Mayor.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:17 am  

The Clink charity has been given £6 million so it can roll out more training kitchens at prisons across the UK

The money, from the Julia and Hans Rausing Trust, will be distributed over 3 years.

Prisoners at sites including Highdown in Sutton, are given 18 months of kitchen training, gaining qualifications along the way.

The hope is that they leave prison with a job lined up,  as charity CEO, Chris Moore explains.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:42 am  

30 shotgun cartridges have been found hidden in a ceiling in Battersea

Police noticed a loose ceiling tile during a sweep in the Surrey Lane Estate.

The Met is this week cracking down on firearms, and Detective Inspector Richard Mullan says it’s a “fantastic start”.

The force is now working to find out who hid the ammunition there.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:24 am  

For the first time in around two months, cases of Coronavirus are falling across almost all of Surrey

Since mid-May, cases have been rising in most boroughs, but it’s revealed that it’s now going down across the board, except in Guildford where it’s stable.

The rate is lower than the national average, and is falling faster.

Reigate and Banstead is seeing the highest rate, at 351 per 100,000, and Waverley is seeing the lowest at 267.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:10 am  

Police are urging people to security mark their tools after someone had theirs stolen in Leatherhead.

The equipment was stolen between the 21st and 22nd of July.

Officers often find the stolen equipment but have no way of tracing the correct owner.

The best way to protect your toots is to security mark your them using an SBD recognised forensic marking or etching kit.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 am  

A drug dealer has been jailed at Croydon Crown Court.

25 year old Darren Baker was sentenced to 3 years imprisonment for supplying Class A and Class B drugs.

This included Cocaine, Heroin and Cannabis.

He was caught dealing in the Thornton Heath Area. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 am  

A man has been detained by police after he climbed onto the roof of a Fulham property using scaffolding.

Officers were called to the scene in Harwood Road around six o’clock yesterday morning.

The road was closed off until 3pm while officers engaged with the man.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 am  

Monday 26 July 2021

Four teams at St George’s Hospital in Tooting have been shortlisted for a nursing award.

They’ve been nominated in the categories of surgical, cancer, infection prevention and control, and mental health.

The Nursing Times will crown the winners in a ceremony on the 27th of October.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

The former head of a “dodgy” lettings agency in Weybridge has been sentenced to unpaid community work.

63-year-old was the head of Xenex Developments, which went bust owing nearly £7m and was found to have accounting issues.

He was then banned from being a company director, but it’s been found he was a member of a LLP media company which is also being investigated by HMRC.

The magistrate said the breach wasn’t “malicious” but ordered him to pay court costs and a surcharge of over £2,500.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Hounslow or Kingston may be crowned the best local authority in the UK.

They’ve been shortlisted for that honour in the MJ Achievement Awards.

Hounslow Council leader Steve Curran says the authority has been trying to bring all parts of the borough together in their One Hounslow scheme.

It’s also being commended for their work to tackle digital inclusivity, and their transformation of the workplace.

Kingston leader Caroline Kerr says “to be placed on the shortlist for such coveted prizes is a huge success”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Jack Whitehall says life's been a bit chaotic after his home in Putney was damaged by freak floods.

The comedian's had to stay in a hotel while he promotes his new film Jungle Cruise.

Yellow weather warnings for rain and thunderstorms have been issued across parts of Britain over the next four days.

Jack says he's unsure when he'll be able to move back in.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

A woman has been assaulted in Epsom town centre.

The victim was walking from Ashley Road towards The Parade at around 2.50am this morning when a man called out to her.

He crossed the road and stood in front of her, blocking her way, then sexually assaulted her before running off towards Ashley Road.

The man is described as Indian, in his early to mid 20s, around 6ft 1 tall, of a slim build, and wearing a light-coloured shirt.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Thames Water say they’ve been “working through the night” after floods across London yesterday.

Photo Credit: Justin Douthwaite

The operator says they’ve working with council emergency planners to identify where they can support and respond.

Areas including Worcester Park, Battersea and Hammersmith saw flooding after intense rainfall yesterday.

We’re being reminded not to drive into flooded areas, as you can get stuck and need rescuing.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Heathrow airport has announced losses from the Covid-19 pandemic have hit almost three billion pounds.

It dealt with fewer than four million passengers in the first half of the year.

It took just 18 days to reach that total in 2019.

Chief executive John Holland-Kaye wants the government to relax rules for people who've been double jabbed.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Part of a commercial building in Hammersmith was destroyed by fire after an internal substation caught light.

The LFB was called to Talgarth Road yesterday morning after a nearby resident spotted smoke rising from the roof. 

There were no reports of any injuries.

Fire Investigators believe the blaze was accidental and caused by a faulty compressor.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:05 pm  

South West London Law Centres says they’re seeing unprecedented levels of rent arrears

They’ve set up a free advice line for people in Wandsworth to get legal help about housing.

The advice line for Wandsworth residents is open 12.30 to 2.30pm Mondays, and the Merton line is open 10.30 to 12.30pm Thursdays.

Solicitor Jeinsen Lam says that even though they’re seeing arrears of £20,000 to £40,000, there are still ways to fight it.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:07 pm  

Joey Barton has pleaded not guilty to a charge of assault

The Bristol Rovers manager appeared in court after a woman suffered a head injury at a home in Kew last month.

This morning’s hearing was at Wimbledon Magistrates' Court.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:35 am  

Two children and three adults had to be rescued in Worcester Park yesterday, after their car became stuck in a metre of water

The Fire Brigade says they took over 1,000 calls across London until the early hours of this morning, with ceilings collapsing and basement floods.

We’re being warned there’s an increased risk of carbon monoxide poisoning due to the generators used to dry out buildings.

If there’s a risk of flooding, we’re being told to prepare a grab bag, use sandbags to limit water flow, and move belongings to a higher level if possible.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:05 am  

Heathrow airport has released figures showing just how much of an impact coronavirus is still having on its business

It served the same number of passengers in the first six months of this year as it did in just 18 days back in 2019.

Its losses from the pandemic have increased to £2.9bn.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:37 am  

In the Surrey Cricket League, Balham and Tooting have finally moved off the bottom of the premier Division table after picking up their second win of the season

They managed to beat fourth-placed Ottershaw by a respectable 29 runs.

Ploughmans remain comfortably on top of the table, despite only winning against 7th placed Sutton Challengers by a single wicket.

Meanwhile in Division Two, Harshal Patel put in a stunning performance for Bharat Army, scoring 188 runs against Wimbledon Corinthians A.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:39 am  

A man has been jailed after being found with two machine guns in his backpack near Chiswick Park Underground Station

20-year-old David Longhor from Southall was already being watched by police, when he was seen leaving his home in blue latex gloves.

When he was arrested, he claimed the weapons weren’t his.

He’s been sentenced to nine years and nine months in prison.

This week, police are going to be doing more weapons sweeps, warrants, and patrols to crack down on firearms.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:22 am  

The fire brigade took over 600 calls to floods across London yesterday

In Worcester Park, they needed to use a special boat to help five people stuck in a car that got stuck in floods under the railway bridge.

There was around four foot of rainwater, and a police cordon.

The clubhouse at Worcester Park FC has been severely flooded, and a gofundme has been set up to pay for the damage caused.

Elsewhere, Whipps Cross and Newham Hospitals in east London both urged emergency patients to go elsewhere after flooding at the A&E unit.

 We’re being told not to drive into floodwater, as you don’t know how deep it is or what’s in it.

Kingston Police are reminding people that “you’re not driving a submarine”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:09 am  

Sunday 25 July 2021

People in Richmond are being reminded not to hold back and report antisocial whenever they come across it.

Sunday marked the end of Antisocial Behaviour Awareness Week.

ASB has many guises including threatening and abusive behaviour, drug dealing, fly-tipping and vandalism.

Nuisance neighbours, begging, firework misuse and abandoned cars are other types of ASB that should also be reported.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:58 pm  

The RSPCA investigated 206 reports of deliberate cruelty towards dogs last year. That’s the most of any county in the Southeast.

The charity has released the figures today as part of its “cancel Out Cruelty” campaign. By contrast, 77 reports were investigated in Surrey over that time.

One call was to help a Patterdale terrier found abandoned with horrific injuries likely to be from badger baiting.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:48 pm  

Team GB's Andy Murray has pulled out of the men's singles tennis tournament at the Tokyo Olympics.

The Oxshott resident was due to play his opening match this morning but was advised not to compete after a minor thigh strain.

Murray's decided to focus efforts on the double’s competition after his performance alongside Joe Salisbury yesterday, suggested they could be medal contenders.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:46 pm  

The cause of a house fire in Thornton Heath his under investigation.

The brigade was called to the blaze on Moffat Road early Thursday morning where ground floor of a mid-terrace house was damaged.

They were called at just before 4am and the fire was under control an hour later. 

Two adults and three children left the building before the Brigade arrived and were taken to hospital by Ambulance crews.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:45 pm  

Glass Door homeless charity’s annual Sleep Out in Chelsea is back to raise awareness for people experiencing homelessness in London.

The event, which took place virtually last year, is happening on Friday the 1st of October. 

The virtual element will remain to give participants the choice to take part in their garden, school hall or living room floor. 

Last year it raised more than £160,000 with funds going towards Glass Door’s emergency COVID response. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Former footballer Joey Barton has been charged with beating a woman.

Scotland Yard says the victim suffered a head injury in Kew last month.

Barton, who's 38 and currently managing Bristol Rovers, is due at Wimbledon Magistrates court tomorrow.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

It's reported Heathrow Airport is fearing big queues - with border force staff set to be diverted to deal with the migrant crisis in the English Channel.

It's thought as many as 22-thousand migrants could cross the water by the end of the year.

Bridget Chapman, from the Kent Refugee Action Network, is urging more support for young people who arrive in the UK.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

The Low Traffic Neighbour in Kingston has been approved as a permanent fixture after being introduced in September 2020.

The scheme has resulted in a safer, quieter space for pedestrians and cyclists on King Charles Road.

This is subject to ongoing monitoring, additional traffic and air quality surveys, and the creation of a traffic master plan

A new plan for Berrylands will help to mitigate any potential impacts on the roads surrounding the scheme

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

Police were called to a disturbance at a supermarket in Wandsworth on Thursday night.

One woman was taken to hospital with minor injuries and another five people were treated at the scene.

Officers arrested four people for affray and violent disorder and one for grievous bodily harm.

The suspects have been bailed to a date in mid-August.

Officers are asking anyone who filmed the incident to send the footage to the Met contact centre on twitter. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:34 am  

Nearly 86% of Surrey’s recycled waste was processed in the UK last year, compared to just 61% across England.

The county council is trying to stop rubbish ending up in landfill. 

Around 500,000 tonnes of waste from homes, recycling centres, fly-tipping and street cleaning were produced in Surrey in 2019 and 2020.

The authority says that if food waste alone had been recycled instead of disposed as rubbish, £3.5 million could have been saved.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:16 am  

Richmond Council is calling on the government to scrap planning reforms due to come into force on the 1st of August.

The Permitted Development Right will developers to convert commercial buildings to residential use.

It will also enable new homes to be built through a process called Prior Approval without the need for public consultation. 

But Richmond Council says it wants stronger controls on developments. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:15 am  

A charity is partnering up with Chelsea FC to raise awareness of mental health issues.

Mind is launching a series of friendly games to raise money for its mental health advice and support services.

The charity’s survey of 16,000 people revealed a 60% increase in mental health issues during the first lockdown.

Mind works with the Chelsea Foundation and other charities to show how football can be a force for change in the fight for mental health. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 am  

The new head of police for Runnymede says burglaries will get a “thorough investigation”.

James Wyatt says that’s one of his priorities, along with tackling anti-social behaviour.

He says that he wants there to be a visible police presence in the borough.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

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