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Saturday, 2 October 2021

Chelsea are back on top of the Premier League after a 3-1 win over Southampton at Stamford Bridge

There were also wins for Wolves and Leeds.

In the Championship Fulham suffered their second loss in four going down 4-1 at Coventry.

QPR are up to sixth after a 3-2 win over Preston at Loftus Road.

Luke McCormick’s 90th minute equaliser rescued a point for AFC Wimbledon in their League One match at Plough Lane.

In League Two Sutton registered a 2-nil win at Northampton.

In FA Cup qualification Hampton & Richmond Borough are through to the next round after a 3-1 victory over Wimborne at the Beveree Stadium.

In the Isthmian League Kingstonian’s match at Potters Bar was goalless when it had to be abandoned after 75 minutes due to a waterlogged pitch.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:01 pm  

Youngsters aged 12 to 15 in Merton are to be offered their Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in the coming weeks

Parental, guardian or carer consent will be sought by the healthcare staff administering it.

The majority of recipients will receive their vaccine in school.

This group also includes 12 to 17 year olds at increased risk from infection who will need 2 doses 8 weeks apart. 

 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:54 pm  

In the Women’s Super League Chelsea made it three wins on the bounce after a 3-1 victory over Brighton at Kingsmeadow

They topped the table briefly, but Arsenal are back at the summit thanks to a 4-nil victory at Aston Villa.

They're three points clear of the Blues with four wins from four games at the start of the season.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:26 pm  

Residents in New Malden have raised over £7,000 to fight the proposed redevelopment of the old Tudor Williams site

Rocco Homes has taken its proposal to build a 9 storey block of flats in the high street to the planning Inspectorate in Bristol.

Kingston Council says it is not in favour of the development and will work to get the developer’s appeal dismissed.

The money raised by residents via GoFundMe will be used to employ a Planning Consultant to help residents make their case.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:16 pm  

Two people have been seriously injured in a collision between two cars in Shepperton

 It happened when a black VW Golf collided with a black and green Caterham 7 kit car on Little Lane.

Both were taken to hospital, one person with injuries  which are described as potentially life-threatening.

Surrey Police would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the accident this lunchtime at around 12,45.

A third person was treated by paramedics for minor injuries at the scene and a number of roads in the area remain closed.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:12 pm  

The MP for Tooting and Shadow Mental Health Secretary, Dr Rosena Allin-Khan, has written a guide to mental health services in the area

It focuses on how to support young people and parents.

As well a list of places to get help, it includes conversation starters for parents, a glossary, and descriptions of various conditions.

For further information follow the link below.

https://www.drrosena.co.uk/mentalhealth.html 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:07 pm  

More speed cameras are coming to Surrey.

 The County Council says they’ll be prioritised in areas where excess speeds, congestion, or poor air quality are common.

It adds that they’re listening to residents who are concerned about safety, and that permanent locations will free up police resources.

Funding will be prioritised at the worst collision hotspots.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:10 pm  

Youngsters aged 12 to 15 in Merton are to be offered their Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in the coming weeks.

Parental, guardian or carer consent will be sought by the healthcare staff administering it.

The majority of recipients will receive their vaccine in school. 

This group also includes 12 to 17 year  olds at increased risk from infection who will need 2 doses 8 weeks apart. 



posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:06 pm  

A murder investigation is underway after a man was fatally shot in Croydon.


The 35-year-old victim was found in Birdhurst Road at around 5am.. Paramedics tried to revive him but he died at the scene. 

Officers have issued an appeal for witnesses. They believe the dead man may have attended a house-party nearby before the shooting. 

A post-mortem has yet to be carried out. The victim’s family are being supported by specialist officers.  


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:21 pm  

Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi have named their baby Sienna Elizabeth.

The Queen's 12th great-grandchild was born nearly two weeks ago at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital weighing 6lbs 2oz.

The announcement was made in a post on the Royal Family's twitter account and featured a picture of the newborn's feet.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 am  

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel says Reece James won't be joining up with the England squad.

The defender has been side-lined through injury and missed their Champions League defeat to Juventus on Wednesday.

Tuchel admits he was shocked to see Gareth Southgate had selected James.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 am  

Around 15 million UK households could have to dig a little deeper to keep their homes warm this winter.

The price cap on energy prices has increased today by 12-percent - meaning bills are going up for people on default tariffs.

Audrey Gallacher from Epsom is the deputy CEO of trade association Energy UK.

She says to “sit tight” and do nothing if your supplier goes bust to protect any existing credit.n

She adds that a new supplier will soon be appointed.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 am  

Friday, 1 October 2021

A man from Balham has avoided jail, after tying up his partner and locking her in their home.

In May last year, police attended an address in Kingston.

At this point, she’d managed to free herself and found a key to open a window, which allowed police to get in.

40-year-old Aamir Hussain was immediately arrested upon his return.

He’s been given a suspended prison sentence, 100 hours of unpaid work, a restraining order, and must go on a course.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

Police officer arrested a drug dealer in Surbiton.

They stopped the suspects car and arrested the driver on suspicion of supplying drugs.

When they searched the suspects home address, officers found Class A and B drugs and a large amount of cash.

The suspect’s in custody for possession with intent to supply.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

The Metropolitan Police force has been laying out measures to improve the safety of women after an officer was jailed for the murder of Sarah Everard.

The organisation says those working undercover will now do so in pairs, and it’s urged anyone who has suspicions to 'wave down a bus' or call 999 to check credentials.

Labour MP Yvette Cooper thinks there should be an independent public inquiry:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Rubbish and recycling collections in Croydon are being “severely impacted” by the lorry driver shortage and traffic around petrol stations.

Veolia says their journeys are taking much longer than usual, with some collections being delayed.

Residents are asked not to report missed collections, but instead to leave everything out, and “crews will get to them as soon as possible”.

Sarah Hayward, from the council, says “please bear with us” and they “apologise wholeheartedly”.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Investigators are back at the scene in the French Alps where a family from Claygate was murdered in 2012.

Saad al-Hilli, his wife Iqbal, and her mother, Suhaila al-Allaf, were on a family holiday near Lake Annecy when they were attacked in their car.

The couple’s two young daughters survived, but a passing cyclist was also killed.

No one has ever been charged with their murders. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Police are urgently searching for a missing teen from Battersea.













14  year old Sienna has been missing from her home there since the evening of Tuesday the 28th of September.

She is described as 5ft 6, with long red hair down to her waist and has several facial piercings on her ears nose and tongue.

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


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:05 pm  

A device which could change the lives of millions of visually impaired people is being trialled by a man from Morden.

Michael Hart was born prematurely and is at risk of going completely blind at any time.

OrCam’s “My Eye” uses artificial intelligence to enable blind and visually impaired people to read and recognise their loved ones.  

Michael explains just one of the ways the device is changing his life.  

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

Firefighters tackled a house fire in Croydon this morning.

The brigade was called to St Saviour’s Road just after 6:30am and the fire was under control 30 minutes later.

The first floor of the mid-terraced house was destroyed by the blaze. 

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


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:07 pm  

A woman in Thames Ditton has launched a GoFundMe campaign to help save the life of her neighbour’s cat.

Pensioner Annette’s feline Oliver was attacked in its own front garden by a dog on a lead.

Work to repair his broken and fractured jaw will cost her around £5,000. 

Lissa Ireland, who has launched the campaign, says Annette takes in many cats who need rescuing and cannot afford the fee.  

To find out more, click here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-annette-save-her-cats-life?qid=f76a3b396f8a173f27501709c5d80aaa


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

The policing minister admits public trust in the police will need to be earned back following the Kidnap in Clapham and murder of Sarah Everard by a serving officer.

Wayne Couzens will never be released from prison.

Kit Malthouse has described the case as a "devastating blow" to public confidence.

The London victims' commissioner Claire Waxman thinks it's reasonable to look into whether a single police officer should be allowed to arrest a woman.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

The policing minister says the murder of Sarah Everard from Clapham by a serving officer has dealt a "devastating blow" to public confidence

Wayne Couzens will never leave prison.

Kit Malthouse has suggested it's reasonable for people to call 999 if they're approached by a lone officer.

While the Met Police is stopping single-person plain clothed patrols.

Former inspector of constabulary, Zoe Billingham, says bigger changes are needed in the ranks themselves.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:21 pm  

The parents of a 15 year-old from Fulham who died from an allergic reaction say they're 'proud' of a new food labelling law in her name

From today, Natasha's Law requires retailers to list all allergens on products such as sandwiches and cakes.

Natasha Ednan-Laperouse died on a plane to France after eating an airport baguette containing sesame.

Her dad Nadim says more progress is still needed.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:18 pm  

13 people have been arrested following the tenth Insulate Britain protest, this time near Heathrow

Officers cleared Junction 3 of the M4 in 20 minutes.

The group says eight of the people involved were released from police custody yesterday after similar protests on the M25.

The activists today were arrested on suspicion of obstruction and conspiracy to commit public nuisance.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:10 am  

A visually impaired man from Morden is one of the first in the country to trial a new “life changing” device

Michael Hart, who was born prematurely and partially sighted, says he is at risk of going completely blind at any time. 

OrCam’s “My Eye” uses artificial intelligence to enable blind and visually impaired people to read and recognise their loved ones.  

 Michael explains how it works.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:25 am  

“There are no words that can fully express the fury and overwhelming sadness we all feel about what happened to Sarah. I am so sorry.”

That's what Commissioner Cressida Dick is saying, following the murder of Sarah Everard in Clapham.

 The killer used his job to pretend he was arresting the 33-year-old.

The shadow minister for domestic violence Jess Phillips says a simple 'sorry' from the Met isn't enough.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:33 am  

Plain clothed officers will no longer be deployed on their own in London, after the Metropolitan Police admitted it needs to earn more trust from women

Former PC Wayne Couzens was sentenced to a whole-life prison term yesterday, for the murder of Sarah Everard in Clapham. 

Glyn school in Epsom has been giving pupils guidance on how to make women feel more safe.

 These students say it's the right move. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:03 am  

Thursday, 30 September 2021

A man who had a knife “locked in position and ready for use” has been arrested in Twickenham.

The man was requested to stop in Wellesley Crescent, and police had to chase him down.

He’s been arrested on suspicion of possessing an offensive weapon and drug dealing.

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


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:39 pm  

A man has been taken to hospital after a flat fire in Thornton Heath.

The brigade are reminding people that candles are one of the most common causes of fire in the home.

They were called yesterday, just after 8, to Garnet Road, after a tea light caused the blaze.

They recommend swapping candles for LED flameless ones.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:48 pm  

A judge has described the murder of Sarah Everard as "grotesque" and told her killer he'll never be released from prison.

Her family say knowing Wayne Couzens will be behind bars forever "brings some relief".

The serving Metropolitan police officer made a fake arrest in Clapham in March, then raped and murdered the 33-year-old.

Home Secretary Priti Patel says the force needs to be held to account.

Mitcham and Morden’s MP, Siobhan McDonagh, says it’s high time to do something about easy access to pornography.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:30 pm  

A landlord who let unsafe properties and operated “in a completely unlicensed manner” has been fined.

Pedros Tenajas from London Corporate Relocation Limited could have “put lives at risk” over failings at a home in Wimbledon.

He’d already been fined £22,000 by Tower Hamlets in 2019 for issuing sham licences.

Him and his company have now been hit with a fine of over £30,000.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:22 pm  

A judge sentencing Sarah Everard’s murderer says there’s never been a moment when he gave the “slightest indication of regret

Wayne Couzens has been given a rare whole life order, which means he’ll never be released from jail.

Only sixty other prisoners are serving that term, out of a total of a population of almost 80,000.

The 48-year-old police officer tricked Sarah by carrying out a fake arrest in March – possibly by suggesting she’d broken Covid rules in Clapham.

Dame Cressida Dick heads up the Metropolitan force and has acknowledged trust's been eroded:

Mitcham and Morden’s MP Siobhan McDonagh still thinks there still is a long way to go to keep women safe.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

The family of Sarah Everard say the world is a safer place now her murderer is in jail.

A judge gave Wayne Couzens a rare whole-life tariff - one that only 60 other prisoners are serving.

The 48 year old ex-police officer falsely arrested his victim in Clapham in March before raping and strangling her.

Baroness Helen Newlove's husband Garry was beaten to death by youths in 2007 and is a former victim’s commissioner.

She says the coming weeks will be tough for Sarah's family.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:30 pm  

The Petrol Retailers Association says more than half of its members' filling stations now have both unleaded and diesel in stock.

But 27 % are completely out of both.

Fuel levels at refineries are normal, but panic buying has caused many forecourts to run dry.

The trade body says garage staff are reporting a 'high level' of verbal and physical abuse.

The Leader of Reigate and Banstead Council, Mark Brunt, says all the area’s services are operating as normal.

He adds that they’re working closely with their partners offering mutual aid.

On Monday, Surrey County Council resisted calling a major incident.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Wayne Couzens given whole-life term for murder of Sarah Everard

 


A former Metropolitan Police Service officer was handed a whole-life prison term today for the murder of Sarah Everard.

48 year old Wayne Couzens appeared at the Old Bailey where the court heard how he kidnapped, raped and murdered Sarah.

They were not known to each other.

Couzens was arrested on Tuesday, the 9th of March, over the disappearance of Sarah in Clapham.

Commissioner Cressida Dick said: “Sarah’s kidnap, rape and murder was one of the most dreadful events in the 190-year-history of the Metropolitan Police Service.

“This hearing has revealed the full brutality of this man’s crimes against Sarah.

“I am absolutely horrified that this man used his position of trust to deceive and coerce Sarah, and I know you all are too. His actions were a gross betrayal of everything policing stands for.

“What he did was unthinkable and appalling. He showed himself to be the coward he is through his lies and seeking to minimise his true responsibility for his crimes.

“Police officers are here to protect people, to be trustworthy, courageous and compassionate. His every action is the exact opposite of that.

“As the judge said, he has eroded the confidence that the public are entitled to have in the police. It is critical that every subject in this country can trust police officers when they encounter them.

“The judge went on to say he has very considerably added to the sense of insecurity that many have living in our cities, perhaps particularly women.

“I have followed this investigation very closely, I have been in court yesterday and today. I am absolutely sickened.

“Overwhelmingly, my thoughts are with Sarah, with her family and friends, her loved ones.

“He will now spend the rest of his life in prison.

I hope that will give them some small comfort.

“This man has brought shame on the Met. Speaking frankly, as an organisation we have been rocked.

“I do want to thank everyone involved in bringing him to justice, and doing so swiftly. Sarah’s courageous and dignified family and friends, the prosecution team, and all those who supported the investigation and prosecution.

“The judge recognised and commended the work of our investigators. I echo those thoughts. I saw for myself first-hand their extraordinary determination and professionalism,.

“This is the Metropolitan Police Service I know. It is capable and caring. It is full of people who are good, who work all their lives to protect others.

“I absolutely know that there are those who feel their trust in us is shaken. I recognise that in some people a precious bond of trust has been damaged.

“Our dedication to you, our public, remains undiminished.

“As Commissioner, I will do everything in my power to ensure we learn any lessons.

“I know that what happened to Sarah, and indeed what has happened to other women in London and beyond in recent times, has raised important questions about women’s safety.

“Here in the Met I commit to keep working with others to improve women’s safety and reduce the fear of violence.

“There are no words that can fully express the fury and overwhelming sadness we all feel about what happened to Sarah. I am so sorry.”

Sarah left a friend's house in Clapham at about 9pm on Wednesday, the 3rd of March. She left the property in Leathwaite Road through a back gate onto the A205 South Circular and began walking to her home address in Brixton. She did not return home.

At about 8.20pm the next day she was reported missing. On Saturday, the 6th of March, the Met’s Specialist Crime Command begain investigating her disappearance.

Extensive efforts were made to trace Sarah. On Tuesday, the 9th of March, officers obtained CCTV which showed Couzens with Sarah at approximately 9.30pm on the 3rd of March. 

He was arrested within hours at his home address on suspicion of her kidnap. The next day he was further arrested on suspicion of her murder.

Sarah was discovered on Thursday, the 11th of March, in an isolated rural area known as Hoad’s Wood, in Kent. Couzens was charged with her kidnap and murder on Friday, the 12th of March. A charge of rape was later added following forensic results.

Wayne Couzens transferred into the Met from the Civil Nuclear Constabulary (CNC) in September 2018. 

His first posting was to South Area, serving initially in a Safer Neighbourhood Team, before joining a response team covering the Bromley area in February 2019.

He then moved to the Parliamentary and Diplomatic Protection Command in February 2020 where his primary role was to patrol diplomatic premises, mainly embassies.

Following his arrest, a review confirmed he passed vetting processes. The checks confirmed there was no information available to the Met at the time that would have changed the vetting decision.

Couzens was not subject to any misconduct proceedings during his time at the Met.

Couzens stopped being paid as a police officer immediately following his guilty pleas. This was as soon as legally possible. The MPS held an accelerated hearing following his guilty plea. He was dismissed on the 16th of July.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:23 pm  

Statement by Sarah Everard’s family following sentencing of Wayne Couzens.

 


"We are very pleased that Wayne Couzens has received a full life sentence and will spend the rest of his life in jail. Nothing can make things better, nothing can bring Sarah back, but knowing he will be imprisoned forever brings some relief. 

"Sarah lost her life needlessly and cruelly and all the years of life she had yet to enjoy were stolen from her. Wayne Couzens held a position of trust as a police officer and we are outraged and sickened that he abused this trust in order to lure Sarah to her death. The world is a safer place with him imprisoned.

"It is almost seven months since Sarah died and the pain of losing her is overwhelming. We miss her all the time. She was a beautiful young woman in looks and character and our lives are the poorer without her. We remember all the lovely things about Sarah - her compassion and kindness, her intelligence, her strong social conscience. But we especially like to remember her laughing and dancing and enjoying life. We hold her safe in our hearts.

"We are immensely grateful to the police and legal team who worked on Sarah’s case. We cannot thank them enough for their meticulous and painstaking work and for their constant support. We also send our heartfelt thanks to our family and friends for comforting us through this terrible time."

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:59 pm  

A man from Croydon has been found guilty of stabbing his mother’s partner to death in an unprovoked attack last November.


35 year old Nicholas Jones pleaded guilty to manslaughter due to diminished responsibility. 

He has been handed an indefinite custodial hospital order under the Mental Health. 

Jones attacked Paul McCarroll (pictured) as he sat in bed scrolling through his phone with Nicholas's mother. 

He told officers who arrived at the scene that he had been hearing voices in his head for years.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:56 pm  

Patsy Stevenson from Egham was arrested at the vigil on Clapham Common.

She says that it’s a “shame” that the Met have distanced themselves from Couzens, saying they “don’t see him as a police officer”.

The Met says “we are sickened, angered and devastated by this man’s crimes which betray everything we stand for.”



posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:26 pm  

Volunteers at the Thames in Battersea have found over 27,000 wet wipes in just two days

Charity Thames21 says it’s “clear” that the problem is not going away soon, due to the widespread nature of the problem.

They’re telling people to purchase biodegradable wipes, and not to flush them.

The problem was first noticed when huge mounds were discovered at Battersea, Hammersmith and Barnes, but the group has now identified more hotspots.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:26 pm  

Katie Price could face time in prison after pleading guilty to drink-driving while disqualified following a crash near her home in Sussex.

She also admitted to having no insurance.

Ms Price is reported to have checked into the world-famous Priory rehabilitation clinic in Roehampton.

She's due to be sentenced in December.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:51 am  

A man who threatened staff at the Sainsburys Local in Norbiton with a knife is being hunted by police

One worker was assaulted and sustained a minor injury during the incident on the 5th of September at around 8.20pm.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

Surrey’s policing boss says it’s right that a proposed force move from Guildford to Leatherhead has been paused

Lisa Townsend says working patterns have changed during Covid and the two other options should be looked at.

These are redeveloping the current site at Mount Browne or making the move to Leatherhead more cost effective. 

Ms Townsend says the £20 million already invested in the site in Leatherhead, would be recouped.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:25 am  

A road sweeper driver has been jailed and a company fined £750,000, after a man died in Egham three years ago

36-year-old Cosmin Stanciu was operating the vehicle at night as part of roadworks, when he stopped to speak to nearby workers.

He was concerned they were too close to him, so he manoeuvred, but collided with 40-year-old Daniel Gooch, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Health and Safety Executive found there were “multiple health and safety failings” by contractor Toppesfield.

Investigating Officer Stuart Bonner says “the road resurfacing industry needs to learn” and “every road user has a responsibility to those around them”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:11 am  

There are questions for police about their handling of accusations against Sarah Everard's killer, who faces life behind bars when he's sentenced later

Wayne Couzens was being investigated for his behaviour towards women just days before he kidnapped and murdered her in March.

The former police officer falsely arrested and handcuffed Sarah to get her into his car in Clapham.

Parm Sandhu, a former chief superintendent, worries about the impact.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:02 am  

Wednesday, 29 September 2021

A mum from Carshalton is running the London Marathon to raise money for the Neonatal Unit at St Helier Hospital in Epsom.

 Camelia Garrett’s taking on the 26.6 mile challenge as a thank you for saving her twins lives back in 2003, born 11 weeks premature.

Twins Etti and Owain are turning 18 later this year, some of the staff who cared for them still work in the department.

Camelia has undertaken a gruelling training regime to get ready for the big day and aims to complete the event in five and a half hours.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Couriers at the Ocado depot in Acton are to strike tomorrow, over pay and conditions.

The Zoom facility offers quick deliveries to areas such as Richmond, Fulham and Barnes.

The ISGB union says workers were suffered pay cuts of up to 50% when they were transferred to the Ryde App.

It’s being backed by a number of MPs, including Streatham’s Bell Ribeiro-Addy, as well as the local council.

Ocado says they’re in the process of starting to employ workers directly, with “market-leading” benefits.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

Drivers will soon have to pay £5 to drop people off at Heathrow.

It’s part of the airport’s plan to encourage public transport use and raise funds to cover its £3bn loss due to the pandemic.

It also says that its previous Free Travel Zone that would have offered free public transport, will be replaced with a Sustainable Travel Zone.

Nine other airports in the UK have introduced similar charges.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:07 pm  

Chelsea are away to Juventus tonight in the Champions league at 8.00pm

Chelsea Boss Thomas Tuchel is relishing the prospect of coming up in front of one of the “stellar names” in football for the first time.

As manager of Borussia Dortmund and now Chelsea he has pitted his wits against most of Europe’s biggest teams.

He feels the challenge will make them a better team. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:30 pm  

A brand-new type of theatre has arrived at Battersea Arts Centre this week.

The Interrogation is an immersive audio drama. 

It sees audiences interacting with the show’s protagonist, Charlene, via a mobile app while walking 2km around the site.  

Artistic director Nick Lewellyn explains it’s about the struggles experienced by those who have disabilities. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

A man's been arrested on suspicion of terrorism at Heathrow Airport.

The 25-year-old from High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire was detained this morning.

He's suspected of having committed offences of preparing for acts of terrorism, membership of a banned organisation and receiving weapons training.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Surrey’s head of policing says her officers are just as frustrated by the M25 protests as the drivers.

Insulate Britain demonstrators have glued themselves to sections of the motorway bringing traffic to a standstill over the last fortnight.

They claim they won’t stop until the Government fixes the UK’s “leaky homes.” 

Surrey’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Lisa Townsend says the Crown Prosecution Service needs to uphold the charges. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

Impact Statement for Sarah Everard by her mother, Susan Everard as Wayne Couzens is sentenced.

Sarah Everard, 14th June 1987 to March 2021.

Sarah is gone and I am broken hearted. 

She was my precious little girl, our youngest child. 

The feeling of loss is so great it is visceral, and with the sorrow come waves of panic at not being able to see her again. I can never talk to her, never hold her again, and never more be a part of her life. 

We have kept her dressing gown - it still smells of her and I hug that instead of her.

Sarah died in horrendous circumstances. I am tormented at the thought of what she endured. 

I play it out in my mind. I go through the terrible sequence of events. I wonder when she realised she was in mortal danger; I wonder what her murderer said to her. 

When he strangled her, for how long was she conscious, knowing she would die? It is torture to think of it. Sarah was handcuffed, unable to defend herself and there was no one to rescue her. 

She spent her last hours on this earth with the very worst of humanity. She lost her life because Wayne Couzens wanted to satisfy his perverted desires. It is a ridiculous reason, it is nonsensical; how could he value a human life so cheaply? I cannot comprehend it. I am incandescent with rage at the thought of it. He treated my daughter as if she was nothing and disposed of her as if she was rubbish.

If Sarah had died because of an illness, she would have been cared for. We could have looked after her and been with her. If she had died because of an accident, people would have tried to help - there would have been kindness. But there is no comfort to be had, there is no consoling thought in the way Sarah died. In her last hours she was faced with brutality and terror, alone with someone intent on doing her harm. The thought of it is unbearable. I am haunted by the horror of it.

When Sarah went missing we suffered days of agony, not knowing where she was or what had happened to her. Then, when Sarah’s burnt remains were found, we spent two terrible days waiting for tests to show how she had died, fearing she had been set alight before she was dead - the thought was appalling.

Burning her body was the final insult, it meant we could never again see her sweet face and never say goodbye.

Our lives will never be the same. We should be a family of five, but now we are four. Her death leaves a yawning chasm in our lives that cannot be filled. I yearn for her. I remember all the lovely things about her: she was caring, she was funny. She was clever, but she was good at practical things too. She was a beautiful dancer. 

She was a wonderful daughter. She was always there to listen, to advise, or simply to share with the minutiae of the day. And she was also a strongly principled young woman who knew right from wrong and who lived by those values. She was a good person. She had purpose to her life.

My outlook on life has changed since Sarah died: I am more cautious; I worry more about our other children. I crave the familiarity and security of home; the wider world has lost its appeal. It is too painful to contemplate a future without Sarah, so I just live in the here and now. I think of Sarah all the time, but the mornings and evenings are particularly painful. In the morning I wake up to the awful reality that Sarah is gone. In the evenings, at the time she was abducted, I let out a silent scream: Don’t get in the car, Sarah. Don’t believe him. Run!

I am repulsed by the thought of Wayne Couzens and what he did to Sarah. I am outraged that he masqueraded as a policeman in order to get what he wanted. Sarah wanted to get married and have children, now all that has gone. He took her life and stole her future and we will never have the joy of sharing that future with her. Each day dawns and I think, Sarah should be here, leading her life and embracing new experiences. She had so many years ahead of her.

I don’t know how anyone could be so cruel as to take my daughter’s life. What I do know is that Sarah will never be forgotten and is remembered with boundless love.

I cling on to memories of Sarah, I hold them tight to keep them safe. The other night, I dreamt that Sarah appeared at home. In my dream I held her and could feel her physically. Jeremy was there, we were comforting her, saying “it’s alright Sarah, it’s alright”. I would give anything to hold her once more; I hope I dream that dream again.

Impact Statement for Sarah Everard by her Father, Jeremy Everard

The impact of what you have done will never end. The horrendous murder of my daughter, Sarah, is in my mind all the time and will be for the rest of my life.

A father wants to look after his children and fix everything and you have deliberately and with pre_meditation stopped my ability to do that.

Sarah was handcuffed and unable to defend herself. This preys on my mind all the time.

I can never forgive you for what you have done, for taking Sarah away from us.

You burnt our daughter’s body - you further tortured us - so that we could not see her again. We did not know whether you had burnt her alive or dead. You stopped us seeing Sarah for one last time and stopped me from giving my daughter one last kiss goodbye.

Her body fell apart when she was moved. Her brain and neck bones were removed for months by the pathologist and her body was difficult to preserve so we had to use the services of a specialist embalmer to enable a dignified burial.

All my family want is Sarah back with us. No punishment that you receive will ever compare to the pain and torture that you have inflicted on us.

You murdered our daughter and forever broke the hearts of her mother, father, brother, sister, family and her friends.

Sarah had so much to look forward to and because of YOU this is now gone forever. She was saving to buy a house and looking forward to marriage and children. We were looking forward to having grandchildren. We loved being a part of Sarah’s world and expected her to have a full and happy life.

The closest we can get to her now is to visit her grave every day.

Impact Statement for Sarah Everard by her sister, Katie Everard

You treated Sarah as if she was nothing. Placed more emphasis on satisfying your sick disgusting perversions than on a life. Her life. You disposed of my sister's body like it was rubbish. Fly-tipped her like she meant nothing. She meant everything. We couldn't even see her, she was so badly burnt. Her brain was removed from her skull to check for trauma and cause of death - I still don't know if they put her brain back in her head or whether it is lying next to her body in her coffin.

Shards of her kneecap were returned to us to be placed with her body - shards that you knocked when moving her burnt body from the fridge you had used to hide her and conceal the fire. We are still missing her hyoid bone from her throat, which is being checked to see the force you used to strangle her, to determine how long she may have survived. We know it was broken. Her burnt body still had her necklace and one earring in her ear - the other had fallen from her ear because it had burnt off.

You hear from the police that it takes around 2 minutes to strangle someone. And around 8-10 seconds for them to lose consciousness. At first there is a sense of relief at hearing that your sister might only have been aware of what was happening for 8-10 seconds. But have you put your hands around your neck and tried pushing hard? 8-10 seconds now seems a long time.

You used your warrant card to trick my sister into your car. She sat in a car handcuffed for hours. What could she have thought she had done wrong? What lies did you tell her? When did she realise that she wasn't going to survive the night?

...

I'm constantly replaying in my head - did you rape her, then kill her? Did you kill her while raping her? You get small nuggets of information and the thought process starts again. Your semen and blood were found in your car. So this suggests you raped her in the car. You find out you may have used a belt to strangle her. New horrendous images forming.

You stopped to get a Lucozade and water at a petrol station. Was she still alive at this point? Bound in your car? I am horrified by your ability to flit between what you did and normal everyday actions. Your casual demeanour on cctv was very upsetting and shocking to see. We had to go to the flat and pack up Sarah's whole life - washing left hanging up, half sewn outfits, deliveries waiting to be returned, packages waiting at the door ready to be opened. All signs of a life waiting to be lived - chores to be done, ready for her to return and continue when she got home. But she never got home because a predator - you - was on the loose. Prowling the streets for hours looking for his prey.

You can't comprehend what you are being told when it happened because it is so horrific. Some sort of sick waking nightmare. You can't imagine anyone could do such a thing. You are waiting to hear anything from the police. Every bit you get is different. You hear her body has been found. Then you find out she has been burnt. So badly burnt you can't see her. Can't see her again to say goodbye. The first thought you have in your head after despair and shock is - was she dead before you burnt her? Imagine that even having to be a thought. You find out no soot was found in her lungs which suggests she was burnt after you murdered her. Imagine being relieved to hear your sister was dead before she was burnt.

...

I replay it continuously round in my head. What you may have said to her, what she may have said back, when she realised she was in grave danger and was not going to survive.

Hoping my sister was unconscious and drugged, but we know that was not the case - no drugs found in her body, no trauma to the head. Burst blood vessels in her brain from your strangulation. Which meant she was conscious when you were doing these unfathomable things to her. My only hope is that she was in a state of shock and that she wasn't aware of the disgusting things being done to her by a monster. When you forced yourself upon and raped her. When you put your hands around her neck and strangled her.

It disgusts me that you were the last person to touch her perfect body and violate her in the way you did. The last person to see her alive and speak to her. How scared she must have been. The last moments of her life not with loved ones, but frightened and fighting for her life. I hate to think of her being so scared and alone and that in her last moments she had no one with her. No kindness. I hate that I wasn't there to save her. To stop you. I find it hard to believe she is not just living her own life and sick at the thought that her last moments on this earth alive were so horrific..

How dare you take her from me? Take away her hopes and dreams. Her life. Children that will never be born. Generations that will never exist. Her future no longer exists. The future I was supposed to live with my sister no longer exists. You have ruined so many lives. Sarah is the very best person with so many people who love and cherish her. I want to speak to her and hug her and hear her laugh and go out for dinners and drinks and dancing. All those conversations we can never have. There were so many things I wanted to share with her - trips abroad, being each other's bridesmaid, meeting her babies and being an Aunty, growing old together and seeing who got the most wrinkles. We weren't even halfway through our journey and you took it all away! I feel like I live in a make-believe world. As if nothing is real. I have to pretend because the thought of not having Sarah forever is too hard to bear. A lifetime now seems a very long time.

I should never have to write a eulogy for or bury my little sister. There is no punishment that you could receive that will ever compare to the pain you have caused us. We can never get Sarah back. The last moments of Sarah's life play on my mind constantly. I am so disgusted and appalled. It terrifies me that you have such disregard for a person's life. You have taken from me the most precious person. And I can never get her back.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:05 pm  

34,000 trees are going to be planted across Surrey.

The County Council has been awarded almost £300,000 from the Forestry Commission, and is also putting in some money of its own.

Schools, community groups, and local authorities will be planting them over the next two years.

The authority aims to plant 1.2m trees by 2030.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Princess Diana is being honoured with a blue plaque at her former London flat.

The English heritage mark has been put up in Earl’s Court, where she lived before marrying the Prince of Wales.

She moved there in 1979 with claims she described her time there at the "happiest of her life".


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

A court's heard how a police officer handcuffed Sarah Everard and drove her from #Clapham to Kent before murdering her.

Wayne Couzens is being sentenced at the Old Bailey after admitting the killing in March.

Simon Harding - was one of the leading detectives on the case  

The court's also heard how Couzens later took his family to the wood where he burned Sarah's body.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:11 pm  

We’re being reminded to completely extinguish cigarettes after finishing them, after a fire in Morden this morning

Crews were called just before 7 to Flaxley Road, where they rescued a man from a ground floor window.

Smokers are told that it’s safer to do it outside, and never in bed.

A spokesperson for the Fire Brigade says you can “risk causing a fire which could not only destroy your home but also cost you your life”.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

The business secretary's revealed the government's Reserve Tanker Fleet will be on the roads this afternoon, to deal with the fuel crisis.

 Trucks,  driven by civilians, will make deliveries to forecourts across Britain.

Many have been forced to close while waiting for petrol, while there are still long queues at others.

MP for Spelthorne Kwasi Kwarteng insists the overall picture's improving following days of panic-buying.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:09 pm  

Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng says he "totally rejects" comments by activist Greta Thunberg.

She has accused the UK of being hypocrites on climate action.

The 18-year-old was speaking after a youth event in Italy yesterday, where she raised issue with the continued exploration of oil and gas.

There are just a few weeks until Glasgow hosts the Cop26 climate summit.

The MP for Spelthorne has jumped to the defence of the UK's record on climate.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:36 pm  

Labour says there are long-standing skills gaps in the haulage industry that need to be addressed to tackle the shortage of lorry drivers

The Army's being trained up to help with the delivery of fuel - as some petrol stations sit empty after panic buying.

But the pressures are said to be stabilising.

Business secretary and Spelthorne MP Kwasi Kwarteng insists ministers have taken the right action.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:22 pm  

Nando's, Greene King and Starbucks are among the firms which have formed a new hospitality council, as part of Covid recovery plans

The group will oversee actions relating to the 22 commitments of a financial strategy, launched by the government earlier this year.

The council's co-chaired by business minister and Sutton MP Paul Scully and chairwoman of Prezzo, Karen Jones.

The first meeting will be held later today.

Mr Scully calls it “a real Avengers Assemble” moment for the industry.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:13 pm  

As former PC Wayne Couzens prepares to be sentenced over the kidnap and murder of Sarah Everard in Clapham, the Met Police has issued a statement.

The 33 year old from York was abducted in March whilst walking home through Clapham. 

Former police officer Wayne Couzens will appear at the Old Bailey later today. 

The Met's statement reads "We are sickened, angered and devastated by this man’s crimes which betray everything we stand for. 

Our thoughts are with Sarah’s family and her many friends. It is not possible for us to imagine what they are going through. 

We recognise his actions raise many questions and concerns but we will not be commenting further until the hearing is complete."

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:25 am  

Former police officer Wayne Couzens is appearing in court, where he's being sentenced for the murder of Sarah Everard in Clapham

The 48-year-old kidnapped and killed his victim in March after clocking off from a 12-hour shift.

He targeted her as she was walking home and left her body in woodland in Kent.

Reporter Martin Brunt is at the Old Bailey.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:06 am  

The rollout of Covid vaccines to healthy 12 to 15-year-olds in England is well underway

It’s part of the drive to get more people vaccinated ahead of winter and to keep youngsters in school.

Dr Patrick Gibson is the GP Borough Lead for Richmond.

Speaking to the Talk Richmond Podcast, he says trials of the vaccine in this age group should assuage worries from parents.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:32 am  

Former police officer Wayne Couzens is due in court later to be sentenced for the murder of Sarah Everard in Clapham

He kidnapped and killed the 33 year-old as she walked home in March.

The case prompted protests about the rates of violence against women.

The sentencing hearing is due to last two days.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:15 am  

Some of Kingston’s biggest businesses leaders are requesting an urgent meeting with South Western Railway bosses

Heads from 11 businesses and institutions including John Lewis, Kingston University and Unilever have written a joint letter to SWR.

In it, they express “serious” concerns for the proposed changes to the train timetable which would come in to effect in December next year. 

Unilever is preparing to move its HQ to central Kingston and estimates some 2,000 staff will use SWR services.

Meanwhile, Lidl has based its HQ in Tolworth in a new 250,000 sq ft office which was given the green light back in 2016.

Under SWR’s plans, 20% of morning peak time services from Kingston to Waterloo could be reduced.

South Western Railway says the changes across its network are a result of reduced passenger use over the last year.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:01 am  

Tuesday, 28 September 2021

175,000 illegal cigarettes have been seized at a storage unit in Waddon.

Most of it wasn’t duty-paid, and some is suspected to be counterfeit.

Anyone caught involved in either selling or supplying illegal tobacco faces up to 10 years in prison and an unlimited fine.

Customers can spot illegal cigarettes because they may not contain the correct health warnings or are written in a foreign language.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:30 pm  

The workers at Hounslow Council have been praised for their growth, resilience and positivity during the pandemic.

The authority won an award from the Public Services People Managers Association.

The judges commended the new “values and behaviours” and how they were used day-to-day by officers.

Councillor Candice Atherton says they want an “environment of fulfilment”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:30 pm  

A former police officer recorded CCTV footage of a collision in Purley on his phone, then put in on Facebook.

Steven Pringle was then asked to provide investigators with his mobile phone, but he wiped it and changed the SIM card.

It was decided that he was trying to pervert the course of justice with this action.

The disciplinary panel ruled that if he was still a serving officer, he would have been sacked.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Kingston Council say they want to create “huge, long-term positive changes” around how menstruation is talked about at work.

They’ve become one of the first ten organisations in the UK to commit to working with charity Bloody Good Period.

Staff at the authority say they would like to “normalise the conversation around periods in the workplace”.

Joe Gray, from the charity, says “issues around stigma, non-discolsure, and a general lack of knowledge” are “common” and have “very real impacts”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Heathrow Airport is the second most polluting airport in the world according to a new report by environmental group Transport and Environment.

The study which ranks all major international airports found that in 2019 only Dubai’s airport racked up more carbon emissions. 

Overall, London had the highest CO2 emissions ranking of any city in the world across its six airports with almost two thirds of that being accounted for by Heathrow.

Campaigners are calling on the government to scrap expansion of the airport under the Airports National Policy Statement which could allow up to 260,000 more flights there per year.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:30 pm  

A garden in Spelthorne has won an award for the third year running.

The Sunbury Walled Garden has again struck gold in the South East In Bloom.

A judge says they were “amazing, beautiful, well maintained to a very high standard”.

Sunbury, Ashford and Staines cemeteries also picked up awards in that category.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:30 pm  

Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante has tested positive for coronavirus and has gone into self-isolation.

Manager Thomas Tuchel confirmed he was not at training as the holders prepared for tomorrow's Champions League Group H match against Juventus.

Kante will also miss Saturday's Premier League clash with Southampton.

His participation in France's Nations League game with Belgium the following week could also be in doubt.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Police in Hounslow are trying to locate a missing man.

26-year-old Najib, who is 6ft tall, was last seen in Ealing on Saturday 25th September wearing a grey tracksuit and grey shoes.

Officers warn that he may appear confused and disorientated.

You can view an image of him on our Radio Jackie website, anyone with information on his whereabouts is urged to contact police on 101.



posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

A scheme that aims to support vulnerable school children in Wandsworth is due to be expanded.

The initiative placed social workers in schools to identify early signs of family needs and reduce the number of referrals to social services.

It started back in May, where five social workers were recruited to support children in 11 different schools. 

Feedback from the schools has been so positive that there are calls for the scheme to be extended to other schools.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

More than a dozen climate activists have been arrested as many as six times for their part in disrupting traffic on the M25 over the last couple of weeks.

Roads near Heathrow were targeted yesterday.

Some people had glued themselves together.

Campaign group Insulate Britain says the arrest tally's now reached 438, despite only 115 people being involved.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Hounslow Police are searching for a missing man.












67 year old Gary was last seen in Hayes on Friday the 24th September.

He is described as 5’10”, wearing a black hoodie, blue trainers and a grey cap.

Officers warn that he may appear confused and act aggressively.

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


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Ten schools in Sutton are going to have traffic restrictions on them at drop-off and pick-up times.

They’re designed to reduce air pollution and encourage families to use more sustainable modes of transport.

It means the borough will have one of the highest number of School Streets in London.

They’ll go live on the first of November, here is the full list:

All Saints' Carshalton Church of England Primary School (Rotherfield Road)

Bandon Hill Primary School and Sherwood Hill School (Beddington Gardens)

Harris Junior Academy, Carshalton (Camden Road)

Cheam Common Infants' and Junior Academy (Kingsmead Avenue)

Robin Hood Junior School (Thorncroft Road)

Cheam Park Farm Junior Academy (Kingston Avenue)

Muschamp Primary (Muschamp Road)

St Elpheges Catholic Infants and Juniors (Roe Way)

St Philomena’s Catholic High School for Girls & St Mary’s Catholic Juniors (Shorts Road)

Cheam Fields Primary Academy (Stoughton Avenue)


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps is urging us all to “play our part” to help alleviate the petrol crisis.

He wants drivers to only fill up as they normally would and not panic buy. 

One driver was filmed filling up numerous water bottles with petrol at the Cobham Services earlier this week. 

This is something Mr Shapps says is plain “dangerous.”

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

A man who exposed himself to a mother and her two young children in Epsom is being hunted by police.













The force has just released information regarding the incident at the Esso petrol station on Reigate Road on the 20th of August.

He’s described as white, balding, in his 40s, wearing a dark blue fleece with a small white emblem on the top left chest area.

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


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:05 pm  

A drinking fountain on Richmond Green that’s over 150 years old has been restored

It now dispenses clean water which people can use to refill their water bottles.

It’s been funded by a council grant, as well as donations from film and TV productions filmed on the Green.

On average, adults in London buy more than three plastic bottles each week.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:22 pm  

A man has been arrested after a fire at Hinchley Wood Primary School

The 19-year-old from Newton Abbot has been released under investigation.

Emergency crews were called at around 11.50pm on Saturday, with police believing that the fire was started deliberately.

Surrey Fire and Rescue says it was a smaller outbuilding that was affected, not a classroom.

There are no reports of any injuries.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:11 pm  

Surrey County Council have not declared a major incident over the petrol situation, but do say it’s “significant”

They’re urging everyone to remain calm, and limit how much they purchase at once.

Leader Tim Oliver says the situation requires “coordination with all our partners”.

He says they’ll continue to monitor the situation closely and work together to ensure public services can still be delivered.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:06 am  

The world’s first openly autistic triathlete has completed the Ironman challenge in Utah

Sam Holness from Kingston swam, cycled and ran despite extreme weather conditions, including sandstorms.

His father and coach Tony says that the first thing Sam did was eat a 14 inch pizza, but then just wanted to carry on.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:33 am  

Naomi Osaka says she's getting the "itch" to return to tennis "soon"

The four-time Grand Slam champion took a break from the sport after her defence of the US Open title came to an end in the third round earlier this month.

She previously missed Wimbledon and the French Open to focus on her mental health.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:26 am  

Two boroughs in Surrey are in the top 25% nationally for coronavirus cases

Epsom and Ewell and Reigate and Banstead are seeing rates of over 400 per 100,000.

However, the number of hospitalisations is down on last week.

The county as a whole has a rate of 311, which is slightly under the national average, but notably higher than the South-East, which is at 270.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:03 am  

Monday, 27 September 2021

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says he's not concerned about his side's defending as they head to Porto for their second Champions League group match.

The Premier League leaders' 3-all draw at Brentford on Saturday was the first time they'd conceded three in a match since defeat to Real Madrid in April.

But Klopp expects his players to put it right by reacting well tomorrow.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

Private landlords in Wandsworth are again being asked to help house Afghan refugees.

Council leader Ravi Govindia says they’re working hard to find homes for the families themselves.

However, he says that needs to be balanced with the needs of local people, which is why they’re looking to the private sector.

They’re offering a number of incentive packages, which include six weeks rent in advance and up to £3,500.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Insulate Britain protesters breached a high court injunction by protesting at junction 14 for Heathrow on the M25.

Granted last week, it means those involved could be jailed.

Police arrested 53 people there as they blocked the road this Monday morning.

30-year-old Cameron Ford, a carpenter from Cambridgeshire, told us why he’s put his business on hold to join the protest.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

50,000 vaccines have been given in Croydon.

Councillor Rachel Flowers says it’s “now more vital than ever” to continue giving jabs, as people socialise more and the winter approaches.

Walk-in and pop-up clinics are being held for people to have their first or second dose.

It lowers the risk of falling seriously ill with COVID-19, especially if it’s combined with colds or flu.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

53 arrests were made in Heathrow as Insulate Britain protesters blocked the M25 for the sixth time in two weeks this morning.

This breached a high court injunction granted last week meaning those involved could be jailed.

30-year-old Cameron Ford is a Carpenter from Cambridgeshire, he tells us why protests won’t be stopping any time soon.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

A man has been taken to hospital after a shooting in Tooting.

Officers were called just before 1pm to Garrett Lane where they found a man suffering gunshot injuries.

His condition is not thought to be life threatening at this time.

Enquires are ongoing and no arrests have been made.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Wandsworth police are urgently searching for a missing teenage girl.











14-year-old Nyah Connelly was last seen at 9:55am on Friday morning in Balham.

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


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Hounslow police are searching for a missing woman.











32 year old Charmaine was last seen on Friday the 24th September in Southall.

She is described as 5ft 8inches tall.

Anyone who knows of her whereabouts or has any information is urged to contact police on 101.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:11 pm  

A minister's insisted the UK has 'plenty of petrol' as people have been panic-buying fuel, with some filling up jerry cans.

The military could be drafted in to help make deliveries - although the environment secretary says there are 'no immediate plans' to do so.

These people in Hounslow say queues at the forecourt are affecting their daily routines.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

A cleaning company from Clapham has joined forces with The Hygiene Bank to raise money in the fight against hygiene poverty.

Cleanology hosted a Charity fundraiser which raised £14,000, even raffling off a pair of signed Ronaldo and Messi football boots.

Figures show that one in three people struggle to buy the basics for personal hygiene and cleaning products for their home. 

CEO of waste management firm First Mile, Bruce Bratley, said: “In addition to the health implications of a clean home, the mental wellness impact is massive”.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

There are plans for councils across London to work more closely with police, NHS and schools to help vulnerable children.

Sutton is leading the scheme in South-West London, and has secured just under £1m to develop it further.

The aim is to find out what needs are poorly met, and how partners can support them.

Councillor Marian James says it means a new system will be developed to better assess physical and mental health requirements.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

Police say they've made 53 arrests on part of the M25, where climate activists are breaking the law, by protesting again.

Dozens of demonstrators from Insulate Britain have occupied junction 14 for Heathrow.

That breaches a High Court injunction granted last week meaning those involved could be jailed.

Craig Scudders who's from the group has this warning for the government.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:06 pm  

Burglars in Epsom have used a gaming chair to wheel away a 32 inch TV

They burgled a flat in Longford Court on the Watersedge Estate at between 5am and 6am on Friday.

They’re described as two white men in dark clothing, with hoods up, and one was in shorts.

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

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:08 am  

A weekly cap has been brought in today for Oyster card journeys

Daily caps are set at one fifth of the price of a weekly cap, and mean that frequent users don’t pay more than the equivalent weekly travelcard.

So far, it’s only been available for contactless card customers.

TfL says “significant technical development” has allowed it to be rolled out for everyone.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:33 am  

Insulate Britain say “you can throw as many injunctions at us as you like, but we are going nowhere”

They’ve blocked the M25 for the sixth time, at Junction 14 for Heathrow.

According to the court order, the protesters face being imprisoned, fined, or having their assets seized.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:53 am  

It’s believed a fire at Hinchley Wood Primary School was started deliberately

Emergency crews were called there at around 11.50pm on Saturday.

Several roads were closed in the area and a cordon was put in place.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Surrey Police, or Crimestoppers to remain anonymous.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:24 am  

We’re being reminded that “property can be replaced” and not to risk our personal safety during a robbery

Wandsworth Police are running a “concerted” campaign to tackle the robbery of school children, and target offenders.

The force also says to avoid shortcuts such as parks at night, and to stick to busy areas where possible.

Inspector Jonathon Lloyd says “if you are a parent, I’d ask you to speak to your children about how to prevent becoming a victim”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:04 am  

Sunday, 26 September 2021

Heathrow airport have announced a new charge for drop off services.

People will have to pay a £5 charge.

The airport say the funds raised will be used to make up for losses during the pandemic and to produce more sustainable services. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:39 pm  

The MP for Carshalton and Wallington has launched a campaign to improve rail services.

Elliot Colburn wants to introduce full step-free access to Carshalton Beeches station.

He is also looking to get the gap between the platform and train carriages reduced at Hackbridge.

He also wants to restore half-hourly services between Carshalton Beeches and Wallington and London Bridge.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:15 am  

A mystery celebrity is opening the Sheen Common playground today.

A prize will also be given out for the most rubbish collected at the end of the day.

The East Sheen Scout group will give a special performance to mark the opening.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:10 am  

Residents have started moving into a new £90m housing complex in Egham.

The first of four new buildings is now open at Magna Square, and students at Royal Holloway are now living there.

Runnymede Council leader Nick Prescot says it’s a “huge achievement”.

It’s set to be finished early next year, and will include a supermarket, cinema, and homes.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:40 am  

Seven parks in Sutton are to be monitored with sensors, to work out exactly how they’re used.

The council says that the increased usage has meant more rubbish is being left, and there’s growing pressure on the facilities.

As such, they’ll be measuring the number of people using the parks and for how long, to assist with bin emptying and safety measures.

The authority has also announced recently that disabled parking bays in the town centre are to be monitored with sensors as well.


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