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Saturday, 23 October 2021

Harlequins secured bonus-point win over Bath Rugby at the Twickenham Stoop



Supporters of rugby union were treated to another exciting game at the Twickenham Stoop.

Esterhuizen opened the try-tally for the hosts Harlequins within the opening three minutes; Smith adding the extra points.

Visitors Bath Rugby replied promptly with a 3-point penalty, but the hosts extended their lead with Esterhuizen scoring his second in the 15th minute of the game.

Despite this positive intent, momentum shifted in the 24th minute as an awkward tackle on speeding Bath fullback de Glanville saw Quins' Marler shown yellow. This resulted in another frustrating first half for the quartered men; Underhill powered over the try-line for the men in white; converted.

Things worsened for the hosts after they lost possession following a scrum and Bath took full advantage of a high defensive line from Quins, perfectly placing a kick behind them, with the ball rolling into touch just 5 metres from the hosts' try-line.  Bath pushed onward and were playing advantage as Quins were penalised for not rolling away after tackling; Stuart darting over the whitewash.   The extra two points were added and this gave the visitors a five-point lead going into half-time.

Half-time at The Twickenham Stoop: Harlequins 12 - 17 Bath Rugby

With a 5-point deficit, Quins were looking to start strong in the second half.  Bath Rugby kicked off; the ball caught by Quins who box-kicked into the visiting half.  Bath knocked on under tackle handing the hosts a scrum.  They passed the ball from wing to wing before a penalty was awarded to the visitors and  Cipriani sent the ball up the touch-line, landing just outside the 22.

Scrum to Quins, followed by a penalty, allowing the hosts to clear their lines.

Harlequins secured line-out ball but the Bath defense was strong.  The ball was moved from wing to wing but with little territory being gained.

Marchant then gathered from the ruck and made a break through the Bath defensive line before play was halted for a Head Injury Assessment for the visiting scrum-half.

Danny Care opted for a scrum inside the visiting 22.  Quins played the ball quickly; Care passing to Smith who had to stretch to gather the ball.  The fly-half secured it and arched around the opposition, found a gap and over the try-line.  Smith converted his own try and the hosts retook the lead.

Opportunities came and went for both sides; Quins gave away a penalty after getting up to the visiting 5-metre line; Bath breaking through the defense and running the length of the pitch only to be stopped by a desperate try-saving tackle from Green.

The hosts came close to another try as Marchant broke through the Bath defence before offloading to Esterhuizen then onto Smith.  Care then chipped over to the wing for Lynagh but the ball could not be gathered cleanly and was instead knocked on into the dead-zone.  In another attack, Care broke through and chipped over the last man but could not out-step the defence - fans felt he was taken out but play continued and Bath cleared their lines.

Harlequins often make decisions that worry their supporters, and this game was no different.  The hosts earned free-kicks and penalties; each time opting for a scrum despite the kickable points on offer.  The fans needed not have worries as this tactic paid off:  Dombrandt sent the ball to Marchant who leapt for the line, touching down by the corner-flag.

Smith lined up the posts and added the extra 2 points extending their lead to 9 points: 26-17 with just over 5 minutes remaining.

As a rendition of 'The Mighty Quinn' resonated around The Twickenham Stoop, the hosts were awarded a penalty within their own half.  A long kick by Smith took play up to the Bath 22.

The hosts opted for a cheeky short line-out.  Quins started to show off their ball-handling skills as Smith passed to Green, who returned the ball.  Smith danced his way through the defence and passed to Marchant on the wing who crossed for his second try of the game and Quins' 5th.

Full Time at The Twickenham Stoop: Harlequins 31 - 17 Bath Rugby

 Next Sunday: Harlequins vs Saracens

 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:37 pm  

Police are investigating reports that an offensive banner was displayed by Crystal Palace fans during the Premier League game against Newcastle at Selhurst Park

They’ve said any allegations of racist abuse will be taken very seriously.

 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:56 pm  

Manchester City are back within two points of Premier League leaders Chelsea thanks to a 4-1 win at Brighton

The Londoners thrashed bottom side Norwich 7-nil in the lunchtime kick-off.

Watford came back from 2-1 down at Everton to thump their hosts 5-2.

Newcastle remain winless after a 1-all draw at Crystal Palace in their first game since parting company with manager Steve Bruce.

Meanwhile, Burnley are still looking for a victory following a 2-all draw away to Southampton.

Leeds against Wolves finished 1-1.

In the Championship QPR went down 2-1 at Peterborough.

In League One AFC Wimbledon lost 2-nil to Wigan at Plough Lane.

Ten-man Sutton couldn’t complete the perfect come-back going down 3-2 at Rochdale.

Hampton & Richmond Borough played out a goalless draw with Chippenham in their National league South encounter with at the Beveree Stadium.

In Isthmian League action Kingstonian were knocked off the top of the table following a 5-1 loss at Folkstone.

Corinthian Casuals registered a 1-nil win over Hornchurch at the King Georges Field in Tolworth.

 

 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:21 pm  

Champions Harlequins kept the pressure on the rugby union Premiership leaders Leicester after beating Bath 31-17 at the Twickenham Stoop

The Tigers made it six wins from as many matches at the start of the season with a 19-11 victory over Sale.

London Irish were 33-21 winners at Exeter while

Gloucester got past Newcastle 29-20.

 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:11 pm  

Two guided heritage walks have opened in Croydon, as part ofa pilot scheme to highlight the town’s history.

Two guided heritage walks have opened in Croydon, as part ofa pilot scheme to highlight the town’s history. 

A Market Town walk passes through Surrey Street market which has been trading since 1275 and is one of London’s oldest. 

The Old Town walk explores some of the areas mot historic buildings including the grounds of Croydon Minster. 

The borough council, which organised the walks is hoping for feedback. There are more details including maps at the link below.. 


www.croydon.gov.uk/walks


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:37 pm  

People in Hounslow are seeing “severe disruptions” to waste and recycling collections.

The council has issued an apology and says the issue is down to “unforeseen circumstances.”

Anyone who has had a collection missed,  is being encouraged to report it online so it can be re-booked. 

Cllr Guy Lambert, Cabinet Member for Highways, Recycling and Companies said:

"We are currently experiencing disruption in waste and recycling collections across the borough. The pandemic and shortages of qualified HGV drivers have caused exacerbating strain on our excellent Recycle 360 workforce.

This extraordinary pressure resulted in a short interruption to our full waste and recycling service yesterday which is now resolved. The Council and Recycle 360 are working together to effectively respond to the ever increasing demand in the service.

"Despite these challenges we will work hard to continue to provide a regularly uninterrupted service just like we did throughout the pandemic.

"Recycle 360 crews have already commenced work to catch up with every missed collection across the borough. The delay yesterday will regrettably cause some delays for other residents as we work through the backlog. Crews will continue to make collections throughout the week including the weekend.

"Residents are advised to present their bin and recycling boxes for collection on the normal day of collection and leave it out until it has been collected.

"We recognise that delays are frustrating and we're sorry for disruption where it has occurred.

"If your collection has been missed please report it using our online form via our website."


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:12 pm  

A company which organises adult obstacle courses has had some of its deposit withheld following one of its events in Modern Park.

Merton Council says it' having to restore the park to its natural condition after the 'Tough Mudder' event earlier this month.

It says the money was withheld to pay for works after the ground was "churned up".

Bad weather meant that there was more mud than anticipated which resulted in the park's poor condition.

We've contacted the Tough Mudder organisers for comment.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:04 pm  

A dog warden from Croydon has been recognised with a prestigious RSPCA award for the third year in a row.

Tara Boswell has received the stray dog PawPrint award.

Tara has worked for Croydon Council for 12 years, and helps on average over 150 dogs each year.

She finds rescue spaces, foster and forever homes for the stray dogs collected, and also supports the council's neutering programme.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:24 am  

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel is not thinking about recalling Billy Gilmour from his loan spell at Norwich.

The midfielder hasn't started a Premier League game in over a month.

Ahead of the two clubs facing each other at lunchtime, Tuchel says it's up to Gilmour to fight his way back into the first team.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:29 am  

"Essential" conservation work is being undertaken on a number of endangered trees across Richmond.

The borough has one of the most important populations of native Black Poplar in the country.

There are only 7,000 remaining in the entire UK and Richmond is home to over 70 specimens.

Specialised 'halo clearance' work, which began this week, will ensure the trees' future by reducing the negative impacts of completing plants. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:40 am  

Parents in Croydon with kids aged between 12-15 can now book their child in for a covid-19 vaccine on the NHS website for the first time.

 Starting tomorrow, they can take their child to the vaccination centres at Centrale Shopping Centre and Valley Park Surgery.

The Covid-19 vaccination programme will continue in Croydon schools at the start of the new term. 

Available vaccination centres in south west London:

  • Hawks Road Health Clinic, Kingston-upon-Thames,  KT1 3EW
  • Centre Court Shopping Centre, Wimbledon, 4 Queen’s Rd, London, SW19 8YE
  • St Nicholas Shopping Centre, Sutton, 3 St Nicholas Way, Sutton, SM1 1AY
  • Roehampton Vaccination Centre, QMH Carpark Queen Mary’s Hospital, Roehampton Lane, London SW15 5PN
  • The Wilson Hospital, Mitcham, CR4 4LD 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:07 am  

Friday, 22 October 2021

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has confirmed Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner ((pron: tee-mo verner)) will both miss their next two games at least.

Both strikers picked up injuries in their mid-week Champions League win over Malmo.

Tuchel says he won't put a timeframe on Lukaku's return to action.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Five officers are to face misconduct hearings because of WhatsApp messages linked to the murder of Sarah Everard.

She was killed by Wayne Couzens - a serving policeman who was jailed for life last month.

The police watchdog says one of the posts was a highly offensive image, depicting violence against women.

It's outraged Shabnam Chaudhri, a former detective superintendent at the Met Police.

The police watchdog's still examining whether officers properly investigated allegations of indecent exposure made against Wayne Couzens.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

A 14 metre long houseboat has been saved in Chiswick Quay.

Fire crews were called yesterday just before 11 to the marina, where the Dutch barge was submerged and obstructing another boat.

The brigade pumped water from the vessel, and moved both boats to safety.

There were no people involved and nobody was injured.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

A suspected car thief has been arrested while hiding in a garden in Purley.

Overnight, Surrey Police spotted a stolen Jaguar iPace near Reigate.

The driver failed to stop, and was pursed into Purley where they lost control and crashed.

They then ran off on foot, but were later caught.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

MPs have been debating South Western Railway’s proposed timetable changes.

It’s after almost 3,500 people in Richmond and Kingston backed a petition calling for SWR to reconsider its plans.

The train company is considering a number of timetable changes, including ditching some services, from December next year. 

Richmond Park MP, Sarah Olney, is also the Lib Dem’s Parliamentary Spokesperson for Transport. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

A suspected car thief has been arrested while hiding in a garden in Purley.

Overnight, Surrey Police spotted a stolen Jaguar iPace near Reigate.

The driver failed to stop, and was pursed into Purley where they lost control and crashed.

They then ran off on foot, but were later caught.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

A charity in Leatherhead has won a year-long partnership with a leading London law firm.

The Rainbow Trust will be supported by staff at Macfarlanes in the work it does with seriously ill children. 

They’ll help raise awareness of the charity, provide legal advice and provide office space.

Staff from Macfarlanes have already kick-started the partnership by running the Royal Parks Half Marathon for the charity.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

A man has been jailed for 24 weeks after stealing from multiple shops in Staines.

37 year old Richard Reilly was arrested on Wednesday after a two day crime spree.

He was caught taking personal belongings from staff member’s bags in Farm foods in Sunbury and shoplifting in Sainsburys in Stanwell. 

He was arrested for burglary, theft from a shop, common assault and fraud and pleaded guilty at Guidlford crown court yesterday.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Five officers are facing disciplinary action after sharing messages about Wayne Couzens, the on-duty officer that kidnapped Sarah Everard in Clapham common and murdered her.

That includes two from the Metropolitan force and one each from those in Sussex, Dorset and Avon and Somerset.

They'll all face misconduct proceedings following the comments made about serving officer Wayne Couzens, jailed for murdering the 33-year-old.

Shabnam Chaudhri, who's a former detective superintendent at the Met Police, says she feels sick to the stomach.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:06 pm  

One vehicle has been destroyed and another three damaged, after a fire at a supermarket car park in Balham

The brigade were called to Balham Station Road yesterday just before 12.30pm.

They took 22 calls to the blaze.

There are no reports of any injuries, and the fire was under control within 30 minutes.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:14 pm  

A man from Epsom has been jailed, after attacking a stranger late at night in the town centre

The victim was sitting with his girlfriend in Capitol Square in August 2020, when 20-year-old Joshua Gunton approached the pair and kicked the man.

He was initially taken to Epsom Hospital, but then transferred to St George’s for surgery.

Gunton has been sentenced to 26 months in prison, 13 of which will be spent on license.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:18 pm  

Coronavirus cases are rising quickly across Surrey, which is showing a much higher rate of cases than the national average

The county is showing 516 per 100,000 people, while nationally it is 458.

Surrey Heath is showing the highest rate, at 710, as well as the highest percentage increase at 42%.

Elmbridge, which had the highest case rate for a number of days, is now holding steady at 546 cases per 100,000.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:04 am  

MPs will debate South Western Railway’s proposed timetable changes this afternoon

It’s been secured by Richmond Park MP, Sarah Olney, who is also the Lib Dem’s Parliamentary Spokesperson for Transport.

Almost 3,500 people in Richmond and Kingston have backed a petition calling for SWR to reconsider its plans.

The train company is considering a number of timetable changes, including ditching some services, from December next year.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:44 am  

A man is in a serious condition in hospital after a “machete attack” in Earlsfield

Police were called to Garratt Lane just after 2.30pm yesterday.

There have been no arrests so far.

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

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:16 am  

Today marks the first ever Marsden Morning

Thousands of people across the country are getting together to help raise £5 million needed by the Royal Marsden.

The money will go towards building its new Oak Cancer Centre in Sutton.

23 year old Alice Marples has been receiving treatment at the Marsden for a brain tumour since she was 4 years old.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:05 am  

Thursday, 21 October 2021

Cancer Testing South will be back at Shepperton Fire Station this Saturday giving men another chance to have a “PSA” test.

PLEASE NOTE, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO COVID. 

Raised “Prostate Specific Antigen” in the blood indicates inflammation of the prostate which could indicate cancer.

47,500 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer annually leading to a death every 45 minutes. 

Roger MacDivitt from the charity, says anyone aged between 40 and 80 years is invited. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:41 pm  

TfL says it’s important to have an understandable and clear boundary for the ULEZ and doesn’t want to make exceptions.

Twickenham’s MP Munira Wilson wrote to the Mayor of London, asking that Mortlake crematorium and Townmead Recycling Centre be exempt from the zone.

She expressed concerns that it would lead to an increase in fly-tipping, and it’s “morally wrong” to charge access to a crematorium.

It’s due to come in on Monday and will mean some higher polluting vehicles will have to pay extra., in an effort to discourage their use. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:38 pm  

Staff from Kingston Hospital have been out and about teaching people CPR.

On Saturday, they were at Waterloo, giving advice for national restart a heart day.

Therese Sidney, from the Hospital, says “people were genuinely keen to learn and practice this life skill”.

When somebody goes into cardiac arrest outside of a hospital, they have a less than one in ten survival rate.

You can find more information on how to do CPR here.

Link: https://www.resus.org.uk/watch


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:35 pm  

Surrey Police has launched a new campaign aimed at tackling crime over winter.

Normally, during these months, burglaries and anti-social behaviour increases, but recently there’s been a rise in online offending.

The scheme will raise awareness on these types of crimes, see increased patrols, and give advice on how best to secure your home.

From March 2020 to February 2021, residential burglaries in Surrey dropped by an average of 39% across the county. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:58 pm  

A councillor in Sutton has been nominated for a lifetime achievement award.

Marlene Heron has been praised for her “respect, equality, openness and support” at the Local Government Information Unit awards.

Aled Richard-Jones from Wandsworth is up for community champion, for his work bringing residents’ voices into the council.

Elsewhere, Jonny Thalassites from Kensington and Chelsea is nominated for Environment and sustainability pioneer.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:37 pm  

Mitcham Bridge has partially reopened after more than two years of repair works.

Councillor Martin Whelton says thanks to “residents who have accepted the massive change to their working lives”.

Cycle lanes have been introduced, although work is still finishing works on and around the structure.

Buses are also to remain on diversion for the coming weeks.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:49 pm  

The maker of Dove, Knorr and Marmite is warning it'll have to increase prices further next year.

Unilever says it's already put them up by 4.1% since June but it's not enough to cover continued surges in costs.

Unilever is currently preparing to move its headquarters to central Kingston where it will create 2,000 jobs. 

The Eden Campus includes two-interlinked office buildings, car parking for electric vehicles and a tower block. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:30 pm  

There are calls for more police officers in Twickenham, following the murder of an 18-year-old last week.

The area’s Lib Dem MP, Munira Wilson, says she’ll be writing to the Home Secretary and Prime Minister, since PMQs ran out of time before getting to her.

A 16-year-old has appeared in court in connection with the stabbing.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Reported Covid cases in Richmond remain higher than the London average.

The council says most cases can be seen in people aged 11 to 16 and are linked to outbreaks in schools.

The autumn internationals begin at Twickenham Stadium next month when England takes on Tonga.

Thousands are expected to attend, but despite this, Richmond Council leader Gareth Roberts is not in favour of Covid passports. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Kingston Hospital’s Director of Workforce has received a prestigious award recognising his longcareer.

Kevin Cheatle has been handed an HPMA President’s Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award.

His career spans over four decades in government, the voluntary sector and the NHS.

The Healthcare People Management Association lists Kingston in the top 10% of Hospital Trusts in London.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:22 pm  

Storm Aurore battered the South East of the country last night.

Forecasters are today warning of transport disruption, difficult driving conditions, power cuts, and floods.

The underpass in Central Road in Worcester Park was closed off in the early hours after flooding forced a driver to abandon their car. 

A number of South Western Railway services were also suspended and Surrey Police issued a speed warning after a driver aquaplaned. 

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


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Investigators believe a fire in Thornton Heath yesterday morning was accidently caused by overheating in a hot water system.

Around 150 people were evacuated from a hotel on Dunheved Road at around 8:30am after the blaze was discovered in the basement. 

Four fire engines and around 25 firefighters called to the scene had the fire under control within half an hour. 

There were no reports of any injuries.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:05 pm  

A charity offering horse rides to the disabled is to return to Teddington, after being evicted in July

Park Lane Stables says they’ve agreed a price for their old site, and the funds are with their solicitor.

The charity was told to leave the site unless they bought it, which lead to a successful crowdfunding campaign at the end of last year.

However, the landlord then raised the price of the property, and the group had to leave.

Neil Rodford, from the charity, says there’s been “twists and turns” in the legal process but they want to provide a “secure future” for themselves.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:15 pm  

Water firms across England and Wales have seen a rise in written complaints for a third consecutive year, driven partly by Thames Water

The Consumer Council for Water says they're up 11% percent since 2020, reaching a five-year high.

Almost 70% were disputes over bill costs.

Thames was responsible for 42% of complaints, despite only being responsible for 19% of homes.

The supplier says they’re “determined to do better” and they’re working with the watchdog to improve practices.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:39 pm  

Police have released CCTV after a man sexually assaulted a woman purchasing a ticket at Waddon station

On the 24th of June at 11am, she was outside the station when an unknown man approached her.

He spoke to her, before grabbing her and kissing her without her consent.




posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

Chelsea forward Romelu Lukaku went off injured during last night's Champions League win over Malmo

He was substituted 23 minutes in to the 4-nil win at Stamford Bridge.

The Belgian international is now expected to miss Saturday's Premier League game with Norwich.

Manager Thomas Tuchel says he doesn't regret selecting his star striker.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:41 am  

The Elmbridge Eagles have raised over £8,000 of a Crowdfunding campaign

The 40-year-old club in Thames Ditton needs £17,000 to refurbish its pitches after it was awarded a 25-year-lease. 

Matthew Walker is the club’s vice Chairman. 

He says the lease is integral to keeping rugby league alive in the south of the country.


You can find the crowdfunder here.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:31 am  

Work to make Battersea Bridge safer following the death of a jogger begins today

Transport for London brought the start date for the works forward after Jack Ryan was in a collision with a car in January.

More than 25,000 people signed a petition to improve safety for those trying to cross at the north side of the bridge after he was killed.

Work will include a new signalised pedestrian crossing and a reduction in speed limit from 30mph to 20mph.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:02 am  

A £1m training centre which simulates the conditions of a hospital has opened in Croydon.

It’s part of a deal between Croydon College and Roehampton University, to boost their nursing qualifications.

It includes a realistic six-bed hospital ward, care home settings, and a GP surgery.

Mike Bell, from Croydon NHS, says it means Croydon has “the highest grade of clinical education”.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 am  

A debate on South Western Railway’s proposed timetable changes will take place in Parliament on Friday.

It’s been secured by Richmond Park MP, Sarah Olney, who is also the Lib Dem’s Parliamentary Spokesperson for Transport. 

Almost 3,500 people in Richmond and Kingston have  backed a petition calling for SWR to reconsider its plans.

The train company says it is considering changes from December 2022 as passenger useage across the network has dropped.  


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 am  

The controversial Streetspace scheme in Chiswick has been reviewed, but will go ahead as planned.

There will be access restrictions to Staveley Road between 8am and 7pm, but residents on some roads will be exempt.

It’s been criticised for possibly affecting businesses, and vulnerable residents who need access to deliveries and support services.

The A4 Residents’ Association says they’re “in a mix of shock and depression”, and will have to take “convoluted loops” around town.

The council says they’ve had independent reviewers look at the scheme, and they’re aiming to encourage walking and cycling.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 am  

Despite an arrest by police investigating bike robberies in Richmond Park, patrols are going to continue.

A 16-year-old was arrested on Friday on suspicion of a number of offences, including some relating to a separate investigation.

People have been pushed off of their bikes by people on mopeds in the park.

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


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 am  

Wednesday, 20 October 2021

21 places in both Richmond and Hounslow have been awarded Green Flag status.

One of them, Crane Park, is joint managed by both councils, which Hounslow says shows the importance of working with other authorities.

In Hounslow, the Heath’s car park has been redesigned with a material that allows water to pass through it, rather than non-permeable.

Richmond Councillor Julia Neden-Watts says it’s a “significant achievement” and parks are “an essential aspect of our beautiful borough”.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

Police patrols are being stepped up in a part of Kingston following a spike in anti-social behaviour.

Residents have reported issues, particularly in the evenings. 

MP Sarah Olney has been out on patrol with officers.

She says one of the reasons police numbers are lower is the “mistaken belief that this area is safe and doesn't need a police presence.”


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

The UK's biggest force has become the latest to make changes so police can verify their identity to lone women.

Plain-clothed officers with the Met will make a video call to their supervisor, to prove who they are.

It's after Sarah Everard was kidnapped at Clapham Common and murdered by an off-duty officer who faked an arrest.

The head of the force, Dame Cressida Dick, told a London Assembly committee they must regain the public's trust.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

Chertsey is to mark the centenary of its Town War Memorial with a special ceremony.

The monument was unveiled 100 years ago on the 30th of October 1921.

Chertsey Museum has been uncovering stories about those who lost their lives, their families, and those who returned from war.

The centenary event will take place outside St Peter’s Church on Saturday the 30th at 3pm.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Boris Johnson's promised to hurry up the government's "Online Harms Bill," telling MPs they'll get to vote on it before Christmas.

He says it'll include 'tough sentences' for certain 'foul content'.

Carshalton and Wallington’s MP, Elliot Colburn, has been on the receiving end of anonymous homophobic abuse this year. 

He explains why the bill has taken so long to come before Parliament.  

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

A former ballet tutor at a dance school in west London has been sentenced for thirteen counts of sexual assault.

 



49 year old Yat-Sen Chang from Germany was found guilty of the offences after a two-week trial at Isleworth Crown Court.

At the time of the offences, Chang was a ballet tutor at a dance school in west London.

He’s been handed a 9 year sentence.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:55 pm  

It’s emerged a plane headed for Heathrow discharged raw human waste over a garden in Windsor in July.

A meeting of Windsor and Maidenhead’s Council’s Environmental Health team had to look into the incident.

Human waste on planes is usually stored in tanks and taken away after the aircraft has landed.

But it was found that in this case, a fault with the aircraft may have been to blame for the situation.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

More drinking fountains are being introduced in parks across Wandsworth.

It’s to encourage visitors to cut back on using plastic bottles. 

The council has installed 20 so far in areas including Battersea Park and Tooting Common.

The authority wants Wandsworth to become carbon neutral by 2030. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Chelsea prepare to take on Malmo at Stamford Bridge

Leicester are looking to move off the bottom of their Europa League group this afternoon. 

They get underway against Spartak Moscow in Russia in around half-an-hour.

Later tonight, under pressure Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could do with a win at home to Atalanta in the Champions League.

Holders Chelsea take on Malmo at Stamford Bridge.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:25 pm  

The Met is changing how lone officers in plain clothes will verify their identity and purpose to lone women in the wake of Sarah Everard's kidnap in Clapham and subsequent murder.

The majority of police officers patrol in uniform and in close proximity to other colleagues, but there are limited occasions where a lone plain clothed officer may need to engage with the public.

From today, lone plain clothed officers, including those reacting to incidents whilst off-duty, will proactively provide verification of their identity and purpose to any lone woman they need to engage with using a video call to a uniformed supervisor in one of our police operations rooms. This is in addition to showing their warrant card.

The uniformed supervisor in the control room will conduct the necessary checks and provide reassurance that the officer is who they say they are and that they are acting appropriately. They will also ensure the encounter is properly recorded.

The video call will be made using the officer’s mobile device, but on the rare occasion they don’t have their device, such as when they are off duty, the officer will provide the woman with the telephone number to visually call the operations room directly. All local operations rooms have been equipped with a dedicated mobile device to make and receive these calls that utilise a range of popular video calling services including FaceTime, WhatsApp, Skype, Zoom and Google Duo.

They can also call 999 directly, to ask for verification of an officer’s identification and reassurance from the police control room if they prefer this route, or if video calling is not available for any reason.

The Met has consulted widely with key partners working to tackle violence against women and girls on this process in order to ensure it provides the reassurance that is needed.

Deputy Assistant Commissioner Laurence Taylor, Frontline Policing, said: “It is very unusual for a lone plain-clothed officer to engage with a lone woman. It is simply not how we usually operate but there are some rare circumstances where this could happen and we want to give all the reassurance we can.

“We know we need to regain women’s trust and we fully accept that the onus is on us to verify we are who we say we are and that we are acting appropriately - that’s why we’ve introduced this system.

“We hope that being able to see and speak to a uniformed colleague in what will very visibly be a police operations room, and know that there is a proper police record of the encounter, will provide the reassurance that we understand is necessary.”

 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:23 pm  

Plain-clothes police officers will now video call a uniformed colleague to confirm their identity when stopping a lone women.

Metropolitan Police Commissioner Dame Cressida Dick says the new system's being introduced in London following the kidnap in Clapham Common and murder of Sarah Everard.

The 33-year-old was killed by a serving officer who staged a fake arrest before kidnapping her.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

The business secretary's insisted there will not be another national lockdown

It's after an NHS boss urged the government to bring in its 'plan B' for dealing with coronavirus in England now, because of rising case numbers.

It would mean the return of laws forcing masks to be worn in crowded places and the potential of Covid passports.

But Spelthorne MP Kwasi Kwarteng says winter is always a difficult time for the health service.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

Richmond Park’s MP says crime has been a “running theme” at the coffee mornings she has hosted over the past fortnight

Lib Dem Sarah Olney has already said she won’t stop face to face meetings with constituents in the wake of Sir David Amess’s killing.

Ms Olney has written to Sophie Linden, the Deputy Mayor of London for Policing and Crime.

She’s urging her to explore ways of ensuring residents feel safe in their homes and while out and about. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:17 pm  

Around 100 people have been evacuated from a hotel in Thornton Heath due to a fire

Crews were called just before 8.30 this morning to the venue on Dunheved Road South.

They tackled a blaze in the electrical plant room in the basement, and had it under control by around 9.10.

The cause is being investigated.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:04 am  

St George’s Hospital in Tooting is looking to recruit more pregnant women for a Covid-19 vaccine trial

The Preg-CoV study is looking to understand the best interval time between vaccine doses given to expectant mums.

One in six of the most critically ill Covid patients requiring life-saving care are unvaccinated pregnant women according to the NHS.

Professor Paul Heath, who is leading the study, explains what can be gained from this trial.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:38 am  

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel admits his team are yet to reach their best form this season despite them being top of the Premier League

The European champions could also move to the top of their Champions League group with a win at home to Malmö later.

Tuchel says they're yet to find their rhythm blaming it on playing "too many games".

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:25 am  

“Our streets tend to attract drivers who think they’re The Stig.”

 That's from Kensington and Chelsea Council which has issued 144 fines to nuisance drivers over the last year.

The authority has now decided to expand a Public Space Protection Order to allow officers to target more anti-social drivers.  

It’s after more than 92% of residents who took part in a consultation on the matter supported the move. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:09 am  

Tuesday, 19 October 2021

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel believes Romelu Lukaku's goal drought is down to "mental fatigue".

The club's record £97 million signing has failed to find the net in his last six games. 

After a busy start to the season and a summer playing for Belgium at the Euros, Tuchel feels Lukaku is tired from playing too much.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Fire broke out in Balham earlier.

Part of the ground floor of a terraced house in Thornton Road was damaged by the blaze just after 11am. 

There were no reports of any injuries.  

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

We’re being told that turning our heating down by just one degree can save around 10% of the cost

Energy bills are likely to be higher this year, due to a global shortage and suppliers going bust.

Toby Costin, from advice group Crew energy in Tooting, suggests these other measures:

He also recommends switching to LED lights.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

Labour says government plans to get to net zero carbon emissions by 2050 don't go far enough

Car makers have been told they must sell a certain percentage of electric vehicles, from 2024.

It's as special grants are announced to encourage homes to switch from gas boilers to greener heat pumps.

Toby Costin, from advice group Crew Energy in Tooting, says £5,000 isn’t enough when the cost of a heat pump is around £10,000.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:30 pm  

A 16-year-old's boy's been remanded in custody after appearing in court accused of stabbing a man to death

18-year-old Hazrat Wali died after being attacked at a playing field in Twickenham in south-west London a week ago.

The teenager appeared via video-link from Feltham Young Offender’s institution, and is due to enter a plea in January.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:45 pm  

Around 50 people evacuated a block of flats in Mitcham after a garage fire early this morning

The brigade was called just before 2am to Sadler Close.

Heavy smoke logging affected the first and second floors, and a garage with a vehicle in it was destroyed.

The cause is under investigation, and there are no reports of any injuries.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:31 pm  

Officers investigating a spate of bike robberies in the Richmond Park area have arrested as 16-year-old boy.

He was arrested on suspicion of robbery, attempted robbery, possession of an offensive weapon and allowing to be carried in a stolen vehicle. 

He remains under investigation for the offences relating to the robberies. 

Police were called to reports of a robbery near to the Roehampton Gate entrance earlier this month. 

A man in his 30s was approached by four males travelling on two mopeds who pushed him from his bike, causing minor injuries. 

They threatened him with a machete before taking the bike and riding away from the area. 

On Monday, the 11th of October, a man in his 30s was knocked from his bike by two males travelling on a moped who then stole his bike in Danebury Avenue. 

He was also threatened with a machete. 

He suffered minor injuries as a result of the fall from his bike. 

At around the same time a man in his 50s was pushed from his bike in Roehampton Lane. 

He was approached by two males on a moped. 

No injuries were reported.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:55 pm  

The iconic queue at Wimbledon will return for the championships next year

Covid restrictions meant fans were unable to line-up or camp out in Wimbledon Park in an attempt to get tickets this year.

It's also been confirmed the traditional day off on the middle Sunday will be scrapped.

Meanwhile, the All England Club have submitted a planning proposal to build a new 8,000 capacity show court.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:46 pm  

A 22 year old from Clapham has officially become the world's best water skier.

Joel Poland has clinched the Overall World Champion title at the IWWF World Waterski Championships in Florida. 

The last Briton to be named champion was Mike Hazelwood in 1977. 

Joel’s told Chertsey based British Water Ski & Wakeboard winning was always in his sights.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:45 pm  

The leader of Richmond Council is reassuring residents one week on from the murder of a teenager in Twickenham

18-year-old Hazrat Wali was attacked in playing fields off Craneford Way and died in hospital last Tuesday evening.  

A 16 year old has been charged with his murder.  

Gareth Roberts says although the borough is a safe one, parents need to know where their children are at all times:


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:33 pm  

The Institute for Cancer Research in Sutton has been named one of the most influential and impactful higher education centres

It’s been given the top mark in ten categories in a global assessment.

Dr Barbara Pittam, from the Institute, says it shows their “commitment to work in collaboration with others.”

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:54 pm  

A man has been charged with murder in Feltham

Police were called just after midday on Sunday to Fawns Manor Close, where a man was found with head injuries.

He died the next day, and has been named as 36-year-old Ion Cernei, who lived in Northolt.

36-year-old Eugeniu Rusnac from Feltham attended a police station, was arrested, and will appear in court today.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:37 pm  

Normal business will resume in the House of Commons following a day of tributes to Sir David Amess

The Conservative MP was killed in his Southend constituency on Friday.

The details of a review into politicians' safety is expected in the coming days, after many elected officials shared their experiences of death threats.

Boris Johnson says Sir David always championed people being able to openly meet their MP.

Speaking from his home in Hampton Court, Former Head of the National Counter Terrorism Office, Chris Phillips, says people are always at threat from attack:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:49 pm  

Heathrow airport has just found out how much regulators will allow it to charge over the next five years

That is a range from £24.50 to £34.50,- an increase from £22 per passenger in 2020.

It's not as much as Heathrow had asked for, though, the industry regulator's to make a final decision on the price cap early next year.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:19 pm  

Police in Epsom are taking action ahead of the anniversary of the death of a teenager, after fireworks were thrown at the public in recent years

From Thursday until Saturday, police will be able to order people to leave the area around Christ Church Road.

Borough Commander Jon Vale says they’ve seen young people behaving disruptively through “excessive drinking” and drug use.

He adds they respect those who want to remember their loved one and they’ve made sure they’ll be able to hold a memorial event.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:59 am  

Children at two schools in Richmond have been offered counselling after they inadvertently witnessed a fatal attack on a teenager

18-year-old Hazrat Wali was attacked in playing fields off Craneford Way last Tuesday, close to where students were playing rugby.

Confirming the news, Cllr Gareth Roberts has also praised those who stepped in to try and help him.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:49 am  

Fly-tipping patrols are being increased across Merton

The council says illegal rubbish dumping has almost doubled from 9,000 recorded incidents in 2017 to almost 16,000 last year.

That’s an estimated cost of £900,000 to taxpayers over 4 years.  

Anyone caught dumping waste will be issued with a fixed penalty notice of up to £400 and could face prosecution. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:10 am  

Kingston Council’s Lib Dem leader is resigning after just 18 months in the role.

Caroline Kerr has confirmed the news in the last couple of hours. 

She took over the role from Liz Green at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic in spring last year.

Councillor Caroline Kerr, Liberal Democrat Councillor for Canbury, said, "It is with a heavy heart that I am resigning as Leader of Kingston Council. It has been a huge honour to lead the Royal Borough and this is not a decision I have taken lightly. I will stay in post until my successor has been selected.

"I am extremely proud of the work of the Liberal Democrat Council in serving the people of Kingston, particularly in these most challenging times. Together we have supported Kingston’s residents and our local NHS through the pandemic, we are building the first council homes in a generation and we are investing in two new leisure centres which will serve everyone in the borough for the next 50 years. All whilst we have turned around the council finances after the Conservatives had left Kingston on the edge of bankruptcy under their watch. 

"I became Leader as Covid 19 struck. I was able to draw on my professional experience of helping organisations deal with crisis to support the council through the pandemic. Although Covid is still a threat, the worst of the emergency appears to be over and I feel it is now time for new leadership to take the borough and the Liberal Democrat group on the next phase of its journey. 

"These last 18 months have been a time of unprecedented challenge. It has taken a toll on us all. Like many, I have spent some time taking stock, reflecting on my commitments to the Council, my family and to the residents of Canbury. After much consideration and having led the Council through this challenging period, I have decided that I must stand down as Leader. 

"I’d like to thank staff at Kingston Council, our partner organisations and elected members for their support and commitment to serving local residents. I will stay on as leader until a new leader is chosen. I will continue to represent the residents of Canbury to the best of my ability and to campaign against cuts to peak train services at Kingston station." 

Cllr Margaret Thompson, Mayor of Kingston from May 2019-April 2021, said, "I would like to thank Cllr Kerr for her excellent and diligent leadership for the past nineteen months. Cllr Kerr has led the Liberal Democrat group during the most challenging period the Council has ever had to face, using her skills of crisis management and forward thinking to ensure that the residents of Kingston were as well supported as possible during the pandemic. We look forward to moving on with a new leader to take us into the future and wish Cllr Kerr all the best after this difficult period."

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:10 am  

Monday, 18 October 2021

The debate over MPs’ safety is continuing in the wake of Sir David Amess’s killing on Friday.

There are calls for surgeries to be held over Zoom and plain clothed police officers to patrol face to face meetings. 

Carshalton and Wallington’s MP, Elliot Colburn, was sent a homophobic death threat earlier this year. 

Speaking to us at the time, he said he feels there is one major factor fuelling this type of activity.  

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

1,000 new council homes have been built in Hounslow in the past 3 years.

The council says they’re “extremely proud” to have hit their target.

The flagship scheme at Bristol Court in Feltham provides 94 homes for older people and residents needing specialist support.

The authority also says their new built at Orchard Road in Brentford will be a blueprint for the future of zero carbon housing.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Thames Water has been fined £100,000 for “unsafe” roadwork practices, including in Purley and Putney.

In October 2019 on West Hill, Thames were found to not adequately sign, light and guard its work site, or provide alternative routes for pedestrians.

Later, on Purley Way, the supplier didn’t provide details of the location, dimensions, and engineering information to TfL.

TfL brought them to court over the acts, although the prosecution has been delayed due to the pandemic.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Surrey County Council pays tribute to Sir David Amess

Surrey County Council Members and Officers have offered their condolences to the family of MP, Sir David Amess who was killed in Southend on Friday while conducting his public duties.

Helyn Clack, Chair of Surrey County Council, said: “Many people across Surrey knew Sir David and recognised his public spirit and steadfast determination to help those people who needed him.

“People like Sir David, who dedicate their lives to public service, should be respected and cherished, and should never feel the threat of violence for doing their best to help others.

“I will be writing to the family of Sir David Amess to offer our sincere condolences for his sad and shocking death. 

“There has been some wonderful memories, recordings, and photographs of Sir David and without doubt he was well loved by his constituents, his party and by friends as well, of course, his family.”

Surrey County Council has reissued safety guidance to Members around conducting public advice surgeries and will be talking to members about their security following on from the tragic events of Friday. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:39 pm  

MPs are to pay their respects to Sir David Amess, who was killed as he met constituents in Essex on Friday.

They'll hold a minute's silence in the Commons.

The Conservative politician's family say their 'hearts are shattered'.

Police are continuing to question a man on suspicion of murder - with officers investigating a link to Islamist terrorism.

MP for Esher and Walton Dominic Raab's admitted lockdowns may have played a role.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:29 pm  

The deputy prime minister says extra time people spent online during Covid lockdowns may have made them more vulnerable to radicalisation

Police investigating the killing of MP Sir David Amess are looking at whether there was a terrorist motive.

Esher and Walton MP Dominic Raab also says abuse on social media has gone way too far.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:14 pm  

The Mayor of Merton says “people can do their bit to protect lives” by getting their booster jab

Mike Brunt received his booster jab at the Wilson Hospital last week.

He’s thanking the “hardworking staff” for their “tireless work”.

People who are eligible will be offered a booster at least six months after they had their second dose.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:17 pm  

Police traced a car stolen from Kingston to the other side of London, and arrested a man in Waltham Forest

The force says they used “pre-emptive tactics” to prevent pursuit, but he rammed the Jaguar into the police car and ran off.

He was chased down and arrested.

No police officers were injured during the incident.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:13 am  

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel says they need to be strong all over the pitch if they're to become Premier League champions

The 1-nil win at Brentford on Saturday maintained their 1 point advantage over Liverpool at the top of the table.

Tuchel insists goals alone won't be enough to win the title.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:41 am  

Politicians will share their memories of Sir David Amess in the House of Commons today

There'll also be prayers and a minute's silence.

The 69-year-old was killed while meeting constituents in Leigh-on-Sea on Friday.

Police have until Friday to question a 25-year-old man arrested on suspicion of Sir David's murder.

Prayers were also held in churches yesterday, with Croydon North MP Steve Reed saying “his killer will not break the relationship between MPs and our constituents”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:27 am  

A motorbike in a collision with three pedestrians caused Kew Bridge to be closed yesterday

Police were called just before 4.30pm to reports of a collision.

None of the injuries are believed to be life-threatening.

Enquiries are ongoing, and anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:39 am  

Sunday, 17 October 2021

A sustainable food project in Wandsworth will stay opened after receiving support from MP Fleur Anderson and 4000 local residents.

Street Cube launched with help from Master Chef Raymond Blanc and won an award for cutting Co2, producing zero waste and using organic ingredients. 

The project has received widespread praise from local residents which launched in 2019 to tackle climate change and give better food for all communities.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:40 pm  

Police are continuing their appeal for information after a collision that left a victim with life changing injuries in Shepperton.

The incident happened on Littleton Lane on 2nd October at around 12.15pm after a black Volkswagen Golf and green Caterham 7 kit car collided.

Detectives are keen to speak to the occupants of a BMW which was not involved in the collision but was spotted turning around at the scene.

The collision left one person in hospital with life changing injuries and a second person in hospital with serious injuries.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:08 pm  

A series of free events have launched at the Royal Docks in East London.

Royal Docks Originals Festival is running across October.

It’s showcasing art, music, family activities and theatre. 

Conrad Murray is a beatboxer from Mitcham and one of the artists taking part.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:39 am  

Struggling families in Surrey are to receive food vouchers this half term.

The County Council will give one £15 voucher per child or young person receiving free school meals.

It’s coming from part of a government fund to help the most vulnerable households during the winter.

Councillor Denise Turner-Stewart says “we are conscious that many families are still facing financial pressure” and hopes the money will “ease the strain”.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:30 am  

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