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Saturday, 28 August 2021

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel admits he's excited to see how Romelu Lukaku will fair going up against Liverpool's Virgil Van Dijk.

 The European Champions travel to Anfield in the Premier League this afternoon.

Lukaku scored on his debut at Arsenal last weekend.

Tuchel believes his striker will be up for the battle.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

Dams on the famous Pen Ponds in Richmond Park are on the verge of collapse.

The area around the site has now been closed off for eight weeks so the Environment Agency can pin and raise them by eight centimetres.

The Pen Ponds Causeway is a stretch of land between the reservoirs and White Lodge Royal Ballet School.

Increased footfall has also damaged the pathways around the ponds.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

A loss of sales of pies and pints after football stadiums were closed, has impacted the income of Premier League Clubs.

According to new research by GamblingDeals.com, it is estimated the home of Chelsea FC, Stamford Bridge, lost just over £6 million during the pandemic.

Old Trafford in Manchester is estimated to have lost £11 million.

While Brentford Community Stadium topped the survey with an estimated loss of over £5 million in pie sales.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:26 am  

Brentford boss Thomas Frank is looking forward to a reunion with the man he used to work under this afternoon.

 The Dane was the assistant to Dean Smith before he left the newly promoted Premier League club to take over the manager's job at Aston Villa.

Frank knows everything about his good friend - though he isn't sure if that's an advantage for the clash at Villa Park.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:57 am  

Kingston council's hosting a celebration to raise awareness of accessibility issues for the disabled community in the borough.

The Market Square will host stalls from local disability groups, including Mencap, Kingston Centre for Independent Living and Kingston Association for the Blind.

It's taking place on 5 September and will also host seven Kingston Council's own Adult Social Care and involve peer mentors.

It comes a week before International Disability Awareness Day and coincides with the last day of the Paralympics.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

Police have arrested a 49-year-old man in connection with the double murder in Westminster.

On Thursday, officers arrested the man at a London hospital on suspicion of the murder of Sharon Pickles and Clinton Ashmore.

It comes after police conducted a search of a Westminster property on 19 August which resulted in the discovery of 45-year-old Sharon, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

The following day, officers attended a second address following reports of a man being stabbed.

They found 59-year-old Clinton, who was also pronounced dead at the scene.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:11 am  

Friday, 27 August 2021

Hounslow council says it’s going to make School Streets permanent

School Streets, which were first introduced in Hounslow in 1997, aim to restrict motor traffic near schools and reduce the use of private vehicles on the journey to and from school.

New School Street trials were introduced at 23 schools across the borough during lockdown last year.

The council says these schemes will now remain in place with restrictions to cars operating in the morning and afternoon during school arrival and leaving times.

 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:06 pm  

There has been an increase in people camping in Richmond and Bushy Parks recently

Police are reminding park users that tents and enclosures are not allowed within the grounds without written permission.

This is because they can damage the parks habitat.

Tents and enclosures could also potentially cause harm to the resident deer herds.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:22 pm  

A man's being questioned on suspicion of murder after a woman's body was found on the A3 at Guildford on Monday

 Detectives believe 41 -year-old Helen Anderson was killed elsewhere.

 The 52-year-old suspect has links to Finsbury Park in north London.

 Another man, who's 51 and from Hackney, has been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder.

 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:18 pm  

The amount of people using London Underground on the day of the men’s final at Wimbledon was 67% of its normal capacity.

Transport for London has been monitoring passenger numbers since lockdown eased.

Heathrow’s underground stations are also seeing passenger levels at around a third of what they used to be before the pandemic.

Tube bosses are using UV lights on escalator handrails and hospital grade cleaning products at stations. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:38 pm  

A solicitor has been remanded in custody after appearing in court accused of injecting blood into food at supermarkets in Fulham.

Leoaai Elghareeb is charged with contaminating or interfering with goods with intent at three stores in Fulham on Wednesday evening.

The 37-year-old, who's from the same area, will appear at Isleworth Crown Court next month.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:37 pm  

The Home Secretary has greeted Afghan refugees arriving at Heathrow Airport.

Priti Patel spent yesterday at Terminal 4 talking to some of the 370 people fleeing the conflict.

Ms Patel has pledged to create safe routes of passage for Afghans to avoid them travelling on small boats across the English Channel


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:36 pm  

Surrey’s former Police and Crime Commissioner believes China will engage with the Taliban if the West doesn’t.

Kevin Hurley worked as the Senior Police Advisor at the Ministry of Internal Affairs in Afghanistan at NATO until March of this year. 

He says Afghanistan offers huge global financial wealth.

He believes China will take advantage of the mineral wealth on offer like lithium and copper as well as the vast oil reserves.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:33 pm  

Residents in parts of New Malden claim they are being forced onto water metres by Thames Water without notice.

A number of people say work has started to replace valves in front of their homes, in some instances, restricting access to their driveways.

Thames Water told us three pieces of information were sent out in the spring, but several residents deny receiving them. 

The utilities company says water metres have to be installed because the South-East of the country is classed as “water stressed.”


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:15 pm  

There has been an increase in people camping in Richmond and Bushy Parks recently.

Police are reminding park users that tents and enclosures are not allowed within the grounds without written permission.

This is because they can damage the parks habitat.

Tents and enclosures could also potentially cause harm to the resident deer herds.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:15 pm  

Croydon Council is welcoming what it’s calling a “landmark” 4G deal.

The authority has teamed up with network service provider Freshwave to install additional “small cells” in streetlamps. 

These cells, which boost 4G coverage will be situated, in areas including Thornton Heath and Purley High Street.

The authority says boosting internet connectivity is a priority to help employment opportunities in the borough. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

A free bereavement support service has launched in Richmond.

space2grieve has been founded by a group of volunteers with extensive experience in supporting people dealing with grief.

They’ll offer one-to-one support sessions, working with adults and children without a GP referral.  

Jennie Harris is its co-founder.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

Lambeth Council has agreed to meet with residents protesting against the return of live events to Clapham Common.

Three music and dance shows are being staged over the bank holiday weekend in conjunction with Live Nation. 

The council hopes it will help bring much needed revenue back to businesses in the rea after Covid. 

However, some residents say areas of the common land should not be closed off so only paying visitors can access them.  


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 am  

A school in Putney is being recognised for its environment friendly efforts.

Oasis Academy has achieved Eco-schools Green Flag Status. 

Pupils formed a “Green Team” to work out ways to increase biodiversity, reduce litter, and improve the grounds.  

They built a six-story ‘bug hotel’ and planted pollinator-friendly wildflowers as well vegetables and herbs. 

A pond is also being installed to further encourage biodiversity. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

A man has been arrested on suspicion of contaminating supermarket food with syringes in Fulham.

Shoppers have been told to throw away food bought in Sainsbury's, Tesco and Waitrose on Wednesday evening on Fulham Palace Road.

It’s not known what was in the syringes but the affected foods are thought to be processed meat and microwavable goods.

The man is being held on suspicion of contamination of goods with intention of causing public harm or anxiety.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:18 am  

Thursday, 26 August 2021

A man has exposed himself to a woman and her two young sons in Epsom. It happened at 9am yesterday in Roy Richmond Lane.

The suspect is described as a Black male, around 40 years old, of large build, with black hair and wearing a khaki striped t-shirt.

Police are asking anyone in the area with CCTV installed at home or anyone with dashcam footage to come forward.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:59 pm  

A Twickenham MP is encouraging residents to holiday locally this year.

Following her ‘staycation’, Munira Wilson said, “This summer is an opportunity to explore everything our local community has to offer.”

She’s been visiting tourist attractions in the area to lend support as they reopen following lockdown closures.

This included Marble House and Park, which has just undergone an £8million refurbishment, Turner’s House and Hampton Court Palace.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:50 pm  

Teddington based charity Tearfund says food and water supplies in Afghanistan are limited.

The country is experiencing some of its worst droughts in decades amid the escalating violence. 

The charity is working on the ground, via its partners in Afghanistan, to deliver food packages to some 390,000 displaced people.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:48 pm  

New affordable council homes have been unveiled in Croydon

Next month, 90 families on the borough’s housing waiting list will move into the new town centre apartments at Malcolm Wicks House.

The scheme is part of developer HUB’s 513-home regeneration of the old Taberner House council offices and Queen’s Gardens.

The development has four residential blocks, with shops, commercial space, landscaping to the gardens and a café.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

An electric scooter is believed to be the cause of a fire in Colliers Wood

The blaze broke out at a flat in Garfield Road where the vehicle was charging. 

Lithium-ion batteries, which are often used for e-bikes and scooters can be susceptible to failure if incorrect chargers are used. 

Firefighters are urging users to always use the correct charger for the product and buy an official one from a reputable seller.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Berrylands police are reminding residents not to leave deliveries on their doorsteps after thefts in the area

There have been 3 reported incidents of theft of packages from doorsteps on Hobill Walk and The Avenue this month.

If you know you’re going to be out at the time of a delivery, arrange for your parcel to be dropped to a trusted neighbour or family member.

Alternatively, you should install a security light and video doorbell, so you are notified immediately of any arriving packages.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:09 pm  

New Strictly judge Anton Du Beke is to make his pantomime debut at Richmond this Christmas


He’ll appear as Buttons in Cinderella.

Speaking after the announcement earlier, he said; “I'm absolutely delighted to be Buttons at the wonderful Richmond Theatre, see you there my loves!’

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:56 pm  

An independent bookstore in Richmond has started donating profits to charity to help refugees.

Alligator’s Mouth is pledging all sales instore and though its website to Choose Love.

The charity provides aid and services to women and children fleeing war, persecution, and climate change.

Bosses say they are now “urgently” turning their fundraising to support Afghan refugees.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

A man has been arrested on suspicion of contaminating supermarket food with syringes in Fulham.



Shoppers have been told to throw away food bought in Sainsbury's, Tesco and Waitrose on Wednesday evening on Fulham Palace Road.

It’s not known what was in the syringes but the affected foods are thought to be processed meat and microwavable goods.

The man is being held on suspicion of contamination of goods with intention of causing public harm or anxiety.

Shops affected are;

Little Waitrose at 201-207 Fulham Palace Road

Sainsbury’s Local at 179-183 Fulham Palace Road

Tesco Express at 168-188 Fulham Palace Road.

They have all now closed and crime scenes are in place.

The food items affected are believed to be processed meat and microwaveable products. It is currently unknown as to how many items have been contaminated, or with what substance.

Members of the public are advised as a precaution to dispose of any food items bought from these supermarkets yesterday evening.

H&F Council's Environmental Health team are now working with the supermarket branches affected.

If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact the Met Police on 101 or tweet @MetCC quoting CAD 6341/25 Aug.

Photo Credit: Hammersmith and Fulham Council 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

The MP for Richmond Park is urging parents to check out a new campaign aimed at keeping children safe online.

Play Together/Play Smart provides tools and guidance to help mums and dads understand the benefits and risks of internet gaming.

A one-stop online hub deals with setting boundaries on screen time and the issue of in-game spending.

Sarah Olney is citing research from Internet Matters that’s revealed only 42% of parents speak to their children about online safety.  


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 am  

Spelthorne has welcomed 58 Afghan refugees over the past week.

The group includes 10 women and 38 children who are all now in temporary accommodation after a Covid quarantine period.

The housing is being funded by the Home Office with assistance from the council. 

 The authority is now looking for donations of clothing and toys


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

Wednesday, 25 August 2021

Ham House is offering staff Mediterranean working hours.

The National Trust, which operates the building is rolling the scheme out at all of its South of England properties. 

Ham House was forced to close for the first time in August 2019 as temperatures reached more than 40C.

The new hours will include a siesta in the afternoon if staff wish. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Waste contractor Veolia says it is unable to clear parts of Shannon Corner because the land is privately owned.

 The busy fly-over links New Malden and Raynes Park. 

Some residents have complained about the amount of rubbish accumulating there and its use by flytippers.  

Veolia says it regularly clears litter and occasional fly tips.

We’ve asked Merton Council what it is doing to encourage landowners to keep their property clean. 

"We attend Shannon Corner regularly to clear wind blown litter and occasional fly tips. Unfortunately, some of the land is privately owned, so it is not accessible to us.

"We work in partnership with Merton Council, which has recently launched their Love Merton campaign to encourage people to take pride in their borough and help to keep it clean by disposing of their waste responsibly. Residents can find more about the campaign and report fly tipping on the council’s website merton.gov.uk/lovemerton.”


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

The vaccination centre at the Twickenham Stoop is closing after 6 months.

Over 75,000 Covid-19 vaccinations have been delivered at the home of the Harlequins since February. 

However, the rugby club is preparing to welcome fans back for the new league season which starts next month. 

The hub will close on Monday. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

The importance of clinical trials is being highlighted after a drug used for treating Ovarian cancer yielded strong results.

Olaparib is a tablet form medicine which triggers cancer cell death in sufferers’ bodies after surgery and  chemotherapy.

Dr Susana Banerjee is a Consultant Medical Oncologist at the Sutton based Royal Marsden.

She explains how the international trial affected the 400 women who took part in it. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Surrey Police is treating the death of a woman on the A3 at Guildford as murder.

A member of the public discovered the body of the female in undergrowth off the side of an A3 slip road on Monday afternoon. 

Two men arrested remain in custody.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:23 pm  

A new lift has opened at Wimbledon Park tube station on the District Line making it the 86th step-free tube station on the underground.

The station is now accessible from the street to platform with boarding ramps so staff can assist customers who need them.

The lift will also facilitate access for people with heavy luggage or with children in buggies 

It joins Wimbledon on the District line and Morden on the Northern line as being a step-free station in Merton.

Martin Whelton, Merton Council cabinet member for Housing, Regeneration, and the Climate Emergency, said: “We welcome these improvements to one of Merton’s busy underground stations that will make travel more accessible. As we recover from COVID making the most of Merton’s outstanding public transport links will be vital in helping our local economy and reducing congestion on our roads.”


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Gatwick Airport is pressing ahead with plans for a second runway despite passenger numbers dropping during Covid.

It aims to convert its standby runway by 2029 with a public consultation due open in two weeks.

Under the plans, its emergency runway would be used for departures of smaller planes.

Gatwick originally lost out to Heathrow in a bid to obtain government approval to build an additional runway. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

The victim of a fatal stabbing in Kingston has been named.



22-year-old Kai Davis was stabbed in Clarence Street at around 4am on Saturday.

He was attended by officers and paramedics at the scene before being taken to hospital where he later died of his injuries.

Two men were arrested in connection with the murder, one was released with no further action, the other has been bailed.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Six fire engines were called to a flat fire in Richmond last night.

At 9pm, the Brigade received reports of blaze at a property on Chilton Road.

Half of the roof was damaged and three people left the building before the Brigade arrived.

Fire Investigators believe it was accidental and involved a lighting transformer.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

The foreign secretary insists 'every last remaining hour' will be used to evacuate people from Afghanistan.

The MP for Esher and Walton, Dominic Raab has responded to questions over just how long British soldiers will be there for.

The Guardian's reported they could leave within the next day or so after Joe Biden refused to delay the withdrawal of American troops.

Former UK Ambassador to the US, Lord Kim Darroch, says it's undoubtedly a very bad moment.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:40 pm  

The MP for Esher and Walton says the UK government will use “every last remaining hour “ to get everyone it can back from Afghanistan.

The guardian newspaper is reporting that British soldiers will leave Kabul within “24 to 36 hours” because of the way the operation is scaled down.

Yesterday the US president rejected calls to extend Tuesday’s deadline to withdraw personnel.

Dominic Raab was on holiday as the Taliban took control- he’s admitted he’d rather have been here



posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:12 pm  

Police are reminding people not to go swimming at Teddington Lock.

Some parts of the Thames are very deep, and sections of water stay cold whatever the weather, putting you at risk of hyperthermia.

Even on a hot day, the main risks is cold-water shock, and the unseen currents beneath the surface can catch you out and pull you under.

Officers are encouraging parents to remind their children of the risks of jumping in the river.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

The foreign Secretary’s admitted - with the 'benefit of hindsight' - he would have returned from holiday earlier, as the Taliban took control of Kabul.

MP for Esher and Walton Dominic Raab's been facing calls to resign - but he insists the UK government got a grip on the crisis.

British troops have evacuated over 9-thousand people from Afghanistan, ahead of Tuesday's deadline to withdraw soldiers.

Mr Raab says everyone involved in the operation is mindful that the clock's ticking.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

A man has been stabbed outside Balham train station.

Police were called to a suspected robbery on Balham High Road at 23:34 last night where they found a man with stab injuries.

The 27-year-old was taken to hospital by Ambulance crews; his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

No arrests have been made and the crime scene remains in place while enquiries continue.

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


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:04 am  

Richmond Theatre will reopen next month after being closed for 559 days.

The curtains will rise at the historic site on the 25th of September. 

Richmond based “Instant Opera” will launch the season and theatre goers will also be able to take backstage tours. 

Theatres were forced to close at the start of the Coronavirus pandemic in March last year. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 am  

An independent inquiry into a new hotel in Staines will start next week.

The Arora Group was awarded a contract to develop Bridge Street Car Park and Hanover House last May. 

But Councillors and residents raised concerns regarding the process which led to Arora Group getting the contract. 

 The investigation into the Waterfront development is expected to take several months.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 am  

Tuesday, 24 August 2021

Wandsworth Council has been praised by Ofsted.

It’s for its commitment to making positive changes in vulnerable children’s lives and ensuring they have a voice of their own.

That’s according to a recent inspection which examined how the local authority works with kids in need of help and protection.

Cllr Will Sweet said, “We want to lead the way” by “putting the whole family at the heart of our children’s services”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:30 pm  

A Chelsea defender has joined Ligue 1 side Lyon on loan.

27 year old Emerson Palmieri, who won Euro 2020 with Italy this summer, is on loan until the end of the season.

He joined the Blues from Roma back in January 2018, helping them win the Champions League, Europa League and Super Cup.

He has since made 71 appearances for Chelsea.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

Firefighters were called to a blaze in Hounslow yesterday.

The brigade was called at 2:25 in the morning to a derelict building on Clarke Avenue.

Part of a plant room of the second floor of the building was damaged by fire. 

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

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

A union's claiming there's been a "potentially lethal" Legionella outbreak on a rail operator's trains.

The RMT union says it's prepared to ballot its members on Thameslink for strikes, which passes through Wimbledon and East Croydon, if urgent action isn't taken to resolve the issue.

The company says a "low level" of the bacteria was found in a small number of toilets which have been drained and bleached.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Two men were knocked unconscious after an assault in Epsom on Friday.

Police are appealing for witnesses after the incident on Ashley Road outside Fever and Boutique nightclub.

Both the victims sustained a number of injuries during the assault, which took place between 3:30-4am that morning. 

The victims have reported they were attacked by a group of four or five men.

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

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

Surrey has welcomed eight new on call firefighters during the weekend who will operate at Walton fire station, among others.

The firefighters have undertaken a modular initial training course over a period of 4 months which included fire ground training.

They also learnt how to use a hose, fire service ladders, breathing apparatus, road traffic collision equipment and much more.

On-call firefighters are members of the community who live or work nearby and respond to emergency calls as and when required.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:30 pm  

Surrey’s former Police and Crime Commissioner, Kevin Hurley, says the Foreign Secretary should be engaging with the Taliban

During his time in the military, Mr Hurley was mobilised for the 2003 invasion of Iraq. 

He served as the Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear materials advisor to the commander of 16 Air Assault Brigade.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:40 pm  

Oxshott resident Andy Murray continues his preparations for next week's US Open tennis tonight

The three-time Grand Slam champion takes on Frances Tiafoe in the second round of the Winston-Salem Open, having cruised through his opening match.

Before that, British number one Dan Evans, who had a bye into round two, takes on Lucas Pouille of France.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:51 pm  

16 and 17-year-olds in England are being invited to book their first Covid jabs

Youngsters aged 12 to 15 and who are "at risk" can also book ahead of going back to school in September.

A new NHS video features young Covid-19 patients urging people to get their jab.

Megan Higgins, a 26 year old special needs teacher from Leatherhead was treated at Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals.

She's suffering from long Covid:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel thinks striker Romelu Lukaku gives them "another dimension"

The 97-point-five million pound signing scored his first goal for the club on his second debut in their 2-nil win over Arsenal on Sunday.

Lukaku says he was pleased with his own performance:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:04 pm  

Two women were taken to hospital and a child treated at the scene after a house fire in Morden


Firefighters were called to Green Lane in the early hours of Saturday morning.

The ground floor and loft area of a mid-terraced house was destroyed by the blaze.

The cause of the fire is not known at the stage and is under investigation.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:18 pm  

Twickenham's MP is encouraging residents to holiday locally this year.

Following her ‘staycation’, Munira Wilson said, “This summer is an opportunity to explore everything our local community has to offer.”

She’s been visiting tourist attractions in the area to lend support as they reopen following lockdown closures.

This included Marble House and Park, which has just undergone an £8million refurbishment, Turner’s House and Hampton Court Palace.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

Young people suffering from long Covid are calling for others their age to get vaccinated.

Ella Harwood, a 23 year old illustrator from Sutton, is sharing her experience in an NHS video.

She was treated at Epsom and St Helier University Hospital when she contracted coronavirus – she was healthy before,  as were the others who're featured.

Data from Public Health England shows 16 to 29-year-olds are most likely to have the condition which remains after recovering from the main virus.

Despite that, vaccine uptake among that age group's lower than average.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

Five men have been jailed for a total for 71 years for the manslaughter for an 18 year old male in Fulham.














In 2019, police were called to Broomhouse Lane where they found a man with serious head injuries.

Amrou Greenidge was mowed down by a car whilst cycling, then attacked by the group, who were all armed with weapons.

Kai McDonald, Anas Osman, Darrel Mortimer, Connor Gwynn-Bliss and Levar Jackson-Scott, all aged between 18 and 21, were sentenced with his manslaughter yesterday.

Amrou was taken to hospital but sadly died there two days later. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

Kingston Council is trying to reduce fly tipping in the borough.

It has teamed up with waste contractor, Veolia to deter criminal fly tippers and educate residents on how to safely dispose of waste.

While Kingston has one of the fewest fly tip report levels in London, hotspots have been identified and are being monitored.

Fly tipping is illegal and carries a variety of penalties including unlimited fines or even a custodial sentence if convicted in court.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 am  

Following the recent spate of bike thefts in Teddington, police are asking ‘how safe is your bike?’.

They have released 10 simple tips to ensure your bike remains safe and secure.

A highly effective deterrent is getting the frame security marked and registered with bikeregister.com.

They also recommend you record details such as frame number, take photos and use D locks to double lock your bike through the frame and wheels.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

A swan has had to have an operation after an incident in Bushy Park.

It was rescued by the Swan Sanctuary after swallowing a barbed fishing Hook and needed surgery to remove it.

Royal Parks police say this is one of the reasons why they engage with those fishing in the park and ask those without a permit to leave.

It’s hoped the swan will make a full recovery.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 am  

Monday, 23 August 2021

A serving prisoner at HMP Brixton says a government-backed kitchen training scheme has helped him to build up his confidence

The clink restaurant, which also operates out of HMP Highdown in Sutton, provides prisoners with an opportunity to gain new skills and qualifications in catering and horticulture. 

He says he's been able to learn new skills - and boost his prospects ahead of his release:

The UK-wide initiative was brought to south London back in 2014 to help reduce reoffending rates once prisoners are released.

It's now being extended to a further 70 sites over the next three years.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

A London based charity is boosting literacy levels in East Africa

Think Malawi works across the country of Malawi supporting educational projects.

In one area, Nkhata Bay, only 7% of women receive a primary education and only 6% of men graduate from secondary school.

Volunteer Andrew Baker from Teddington explains how funding raised is supporting them:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

It's hoped the government's expansion of a prison kitchen training scheme will help to reduce reoffending rates in the UK

It could also drive down the 18-billion pounds a year that's spent on repeated crime.

The initiative, which already runs out of HMP Highdown in Sutton, was launched by The Clink Charity in 2009 and will now be offered to a further 70 sites over the next three years.

Prisons Minister, Alex Chalk, explains the benefits:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:37 pm  

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel says there's much more to come from Romelu Lukaku

The Belgium striker scored on his return to the club in their 2-nil win at Arsenal in the Premier League.

Tuchel says Lukaku is a special player for many reasons:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:30 pm  

Four fire engines and around 25 firefighters have been called to a fire at a derelict building on Clarke Avenue in Hounslow

Part of a plant room of the second floor of the building was damaged by fire. There were no reports of any injuries.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:08 pm  

Oxshott resident Andy Murray is through to the second round of the Winston-Salem tennis Open after defeating American Noah Rubin in straight sets

The former world number one only dropped two games in the match - winning 6-2, 6-love.

The three-time grand slam champion had been due to play Nick Kyrgios but the Australian pulled out with a knee injury.

Murray will play Frances Tiafoe next.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:56 pm  

Police are urging residents in Chertsey to ensure they are locking their car doors





It’s after officers received reports of men trying to open vehicle doors in Riversdell Close in the early hours of Saturday morning.

The men were caught on CCTV footage which police have released.

You can view the images on our Radio Jackie website.

Anyone with any information is urged to contact police on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:49 pm  

Police are looking to speak to a cyclist that was involved in a collision in Richmond Park

The accident occurred between a pedestrian and cyclist on Saturday the 17th of July on the Royal Ballet School Road.

The cyclist is described as a white female, aged in her late 20’s to early 30’s with dark brown hair.

She was in the company of a male cyclist described as white and around the same age.

Anyone with any information on their whereabouts is urged to contact police on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:16 pm  

Hounslow police have made a number of arrests over the weekend

On Saturday, officers arrested a male in connection with a burglary in Richmond.

The suspect was linked to the incident back in March via DNA.

Later on in Isleworth, police arrested another person following a vehicle stop in Worton Gardens for illegal entry.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:53 pm  

A motorcyclist has been airlifted to hospital after a serious collision in Dorking yesterday afternoon.

Police are appealing for witnesses after the accident on the northbound carriageway near Stanecroft Care Home around 1.40pm.

The road was closed while the motorcyclist was airlifted to hospital with serious leg injuries.

Anyone with any information or dashcam footage is urged to contact police.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:57 pm  

The government's expansion of a prison kitchen training scheme is expected to take off by the end of the summer.

It'll be offered to an extra 70 sites over the next three years, there’s already one running at HMP Highdown in Sutton.

It's to help further cut reoffending rates - with those involved now a third less likely to.

Chris Moore - who's the CEO of The Clink Charity which runs the initiative - says it's important the public sees how it works.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

Kingston Council says it’s ready to provide sanctuary to Afghan refugees.

The Prime Minister’s promised to help up to 20,000 people as part of a resettlement scheme.

Cllr Caroline Kerr’s said, “we are committed to providing a safe and welcoming place for vulnerable people coming to the UK.”

Kingston was among the first councils to commit to the resettlement scheme for refugees from Syria, in 2015.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

People are being urged to have their say on the Public Space Protection Order around a pregnancy clinic in Twickenham.

The current PSPO which ends in March, was put in place to address concerns around protests and vigils outside the Clinic.

Although there have been no breaches since, councillors are keen for the protection order to be extended.

Cllr Gareth Roberts said, “It is important that people are allowed to access the clinic without being intimidated or distress being caused.”

The consultation runs until Monday the 30th of August.

You can find the link to it here.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 am  

Sunday, 22 August 2021

A cancer patient has been given a new lease of life after taking part in a clinical trial.

 54 year Preeti Dudakia from Purley took part in the SOLO-1 trial at The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust.

The trial was a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) study which tested if patients benefitted from taking Olaparib, a drug that targets inherited genetic faults in cancerous tumours.

Preeti explains how the trial worked for her.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

A number of new firefighters will have their passing out ceremony at Surrey’s headquarters this afternoon

8 new recruits will be joining Surrey Fire and Rescue. 

This follows on from the 34 who passed out at the end of last month. 

The event will be livestreamed on Facebook from 1.30. 



posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:15 pm  

Archaeologists commissioned by Hounslow council to carry out an excavation on the site of an upcoming housing development

on Brentford High Street have unearthed artefacts including a coin dating back to Roman times.

The Museum of London Archaeology was brought in to identify and assess the archaeological interest of the site of the new development.

Among the other finds were two 17th century cellars and hearths believed to be Roman in date.

Brentford Block D which will include 96 council rent homes is part of Hounslow’s programme to build 5-thousand new homes in the borough by 2022.

 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:20 pm  

A Murder investigation has been launched following a fatal stabbing in Kingston

Police were called to Clarence Street on Saturday morning after reports of a disturbance there.

When officers arrived at about 3.45am they found a 22-year-old man suffering from stab wounds.

He was taken to hospital where he later died.

A 19-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and possession of an offensive weapon.

An 18-year-old has also been arrested on suspicion of murder.

A crime scene remains in place and police are appealing for information.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:52 am  

Wandsworth Council says it’s having discussions with the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government and the Home Office about support it could provide to those fleeing danger in Afghanistan

Council leader Ravi Govindia said, “Wandsworth is ready to play its part in welcoming people displaced from Afghanistan into the borough.”

Meanwhile the council is asking residents, businesses or other landlords who could offer a property for new arrivals to rent register their details.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:10 am  

Public parking charges are coming back to Kingston hospital from next month

They were suspended during the pandemic and subsequent lockdowns.  

Tariffs of £2 for one hour or a day rate of £12 will apply.

Parking will still be free for Blue Badge holders who have pre-registered and overnight for parents of children admitted.

 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:06 am  

Kew Gardens’ famous Treetop Walkway is now open again to visitors

 It’s after it closed during the pandemic.

Towering 18 metres above the ground, the Treetop Walkway offers visitors a chance to explore Kew’s arboretum from above.

 

 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:04 am  

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