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Saturday, 8 January 2022

Some good news for a Surrey couple finally reunited with the dog they lost eight years ago

 Pet spaniel Cassie disappeared from the garden of their  home in Merstham. Between Epsom and Redhill, in 2013.

Owners Jane and Stewart Wylie thought they’d never see her again, until she was rescued during a police raid on a puppy farm, in West Sussex.

Three of Cassie’s pups, which were also recovered during the raid, have now been found loving homes.

 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:54 pm  

Healthwatch Richmond is urging people to get their vaccinations and boosters

 

Healthwatch Richmond is urging people to get their vaccinations and boosters.

They say it is never too late to get your first dose and that clinic staff are happy to talk through any worries people might have.

They also advise to get your booster jabs if your second dose was more than 3 months ago.

Next week there are various clinics in Southwest London including at West Middlesex Hospital and Harlequins rugby ground.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:52 pm  

Motorists on the M4 at Hayes were amazed earlier today to see a swan waddling across the carriageway

 Witnesses say the bird even stopped and extended its wing to slow down an oncoming lorry.

Fortunately traffic was already crawling along because of tailbacks at Junction 3 when the M4 meets the Parkway.

In November a group of swans brought the M5 in Somerset to a standstill when they landed on the carriageway near the seaside town of Clevedon.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:51 pm  

Never mind “Dry January”, the Princess Alice Hospice in Esher wants us to “Try January”.

Its new campaign is asking supporters to try giving up more than just alcohol, all while raising money for the charity.

This could be cutting smoking, takeaways or even swearing for the month. 

It costs the hospice £10 million each year to provide a range of services to people across Surrey and South West London. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:48 am  

Wandsworth Council is backing mask wearing for children in schools.

The authority says youngsters from Year 7 upwards are expected to wear them in the classroom. 

It’s also offering face coverings to any secondary school that needs them. 

Schools in the borough reintroduced children in phases this week with pupils encouraged to take a Lateral Flow Test twice weekly. 



posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 am  

Teenagers across Hammersmith and Fulham are being encouraged to join the borough’s Youth Council.

It’s a way for youngsters to engage with and discuss topics they feel most affect them 

The council is holding an online information session for residents aged 11 to 18 on Tuesday at 6pm via its website. 

The UK’s Youth Parliament elections take place in May.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 am  

Friday, 7 January 2022

Kensington and Chelsea Council has been awarded over £1 million by the Government to create a renewable heat network.

Large air source heat pumps and an electric boiler will provide heating and hot water to 826 existing homes and businesses.

The scheme is expected to save 1,400 tonnes of carbon per year over the first 15 years of operation.

Around 80% of the homes that will connect to the network are currently heated by two heat networks which are over 40 years old.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

There’s been a surge in accidents involving e-scooters on London’s roads.

There were as many reported incidents in the first half of last year as there were in the whole of 2020 with 258 collisions.

Only 38 incidents were recorded in 2019 according to Met Police data obtained by the Labour London Assembly policing and crime spokesman Unmesh Desai.

Three people were killed over the space of 12 months including 53 year old Anthony Mumford.

The shopkeeper came off his e-scooter while riding it along Heath Road in Twickenham in July. 

Transport for London has banned people from taking e-scooters on its network even if they are being carried, due to the devices causing a number of fires.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Teenagers across Hammersmith and Fulham are being encouraged to join the borough’s Youth Council.

It’s a way for youngsters to engage with and discuss topics they feel most affect them 

The council is holding an online information session for residents aged 11 to 18 on Tuesday at 6pm via its website. 

The UK’s Youth Parliament elections take place in May.



posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

There's a warning schools in England are already struggling this year, due to chronic teacher shortages.

According to the NAHT union, a quarter of schools have seen staffing levels drop by more than 10% because of Covid.

Elroy Cahill is the headteacher Kingsley Academy in Hounslow and is worried about the long-term impact on pupils.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

A further 178, 250 coronavirus cases have been recorded in the UK.

Daily government figures also reveal another 229 deaths within 28 days of a positive test.

As of yesterday, 18, 454 people were in hospital with Covid-19.

That's up 40% on last week and it’s the highest number since the middle of February.

In South West London, Richmond is reporting a spike in cases, with 2,800 reported over the last week.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

A car has been stolen from a house in Leatherhead.

Officers are appealing for witnesses of a burglary on Sherborne Walk, Windfield, at around 4:30am on Thursday morning.

The suspects forced entry via the front door and stole car keys, a handbag, an Audi RS4 from the driveway and then fled the scene. 

Police are working to identify two suspects caught on CCTV arriving at the location in a Hatchback.

Anyone with dashcam or video doorbell footage in the area is urged to contact police on 101.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Scientists at Kew Gardens have named a newly discovered tree after Leonardo DiCaprio.

It’s to honour his work to prevent deforestation.

The tree has only been found in the Ebo forest of Cameroon, and has been named Uvariopsis DiCaprio.

The Ebo is one of the biggest and mostly untouched rainforests in Central Africa, and its rare plants include the Ghost Orchid, which grows in darkness.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Surrey Police’s Christmas crackdown resulted in a total of 174 people being arrested on suspicion of drink and drug driving.

73 of those were on suspicion of drink-driving, 82 on suspicion of drug-driving, 1 for both and 18 for failure to provide a specimen.  

Chief Inspector Michael Hodder called the statistics “disheartening” and said it’s the “stubborn minority” putting people’s lives at risk.

Driving under the influence could result in a prison sentence, an unlimited fine, trouble travelling abroad, or a fatality. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Pictures have been released of two men in connection with a murder in Brentford.














Police were called to Albany Road on the 12th of November, and found a 20-year-old man and an 82-year-old woman suffered with stab injuries.

Ali Abucar Ali was pronounced dead at the scene, and the woman was later found to have non life-threatening injuries.

Anyone with information is urged to contact police on 101.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

A government minister says he doesn't think any further lockdowns or restrictions are currently needed, despite the pressures on the NHS

The armed forces are being deployed to support hospitals in London struggling with staff shortages caused by a surge in Covid infections. 

The Ministry of Defence says 40 medics will be treating patients - while over 160 staff will help with admin duties.

Small Business Minister and Sutton MP Paul Scully insists officials are constantly "looking at the data". 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:30 pm  

A new £500,000 grant scheme aimed at helping voluntary organisations has been launched by Shepperton Studios

The money will be distributed over the course of ten years and work to benefit the areas of Shepperton and Spelthorne. 

The aim is to help create more opportunities for youngsters and the underprivileged.

The deadline for funding applications is April.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:28 pm  

HMP Wandsworth has been called a “crumbling, overcrowded, vermin-infested prison” in a new report

Charlie Taylor, Her Majesty’s Inspector of Prisons, says it will need “considerable ongoing support”, especially with the “recruitment and retention of staff”.

The report adds it’s hard to see how any progress can be sustained if prisoner numbers increase as planned in April.

However, it notes that staff “were trying to do their best” and there’s a “generally calm atmosphere”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:35 am  

The largest ever display of the Prince of Wales' artwork is going back on show

Prince Charles's watercolours, which he says "transport him into another dimension", depict landscapes from Scotland to Tanzania.

Visitors will be able to see 79 of his works at The Garrison Chapel in Chelsea.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:23 am  

Troops are being deployed in London to support the NHS as it tries to deal with staff shortages because of coronavirus

The Ministry of Defence says about 200 personnel are being made available to hospitals across the city.

The deployment includes 40 military medics and 160 general duty personnel.

Environment Secretary George Eustice remains hopeful the health service won't be under the same pressure as previous Covid waves:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:29 am  

A man from Hounslow who was caught unwrapping a large package of Class A drugs in a park has been jailed

In November 2020, police saw 29-year-old Ibrahim Amana enter Lampton Park, then talk to two men and go into some bushes.

He later reappeared with the package, and upon seeing police, ran off, but was caught and arrested.

He’s been sentenced to 2 years and 9 months for possession with the intent to supply.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:04 am  

Wandsworth has been a hotspot for high-end property sales over £1m over the past year.

It accounted for 11% of sales between £1m and £3m, above both Kensington and Chelsea and Richmond, according to estate agent Bective.

However, sales over £5m were dominated by Kensington and Chelsea.

It’s believed the larger family homes was Wandsworth’s key selling point, as families want more space and greenery during the pandemic.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 am  

Thursday, 6 January 2022

A new Kingston University study has revealed ethnically diverse communities are “reluctant” to engage in Covid-19 testing.

It’s down to fears of alienation and stigmatisation and a lack of trust in bodies like the NHS.  

The study was funded by the National Institute for Health Research and UK Research and Innovation. 

This phase of research was led by Professor of Health Psychology at Kingston University, Tushna Vandrevala.

Black and Asian participants relayed that the narrative adopted by the media made them feel responsible for the spread of the virus. 

The overall feeling was that no-one was getting Covid-19 except them and this left them feeling isolated from society.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

Chelsea and Westminster hospitals have changed their visiting policies as cases of Omicron rise.

Anyone entering the sites must wear a “fluid repellent mask at all times unless exempt.”

They must also take a lateral flow test within 24 hours of attending, observe social distancing and refrain from congregating. 

Patients entering A&E may only have one essential person with them acing as a carer, guardian or translator. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

A man arrested in Walton last June has been jailed.













20 year old Elliot Hudson was sentenced to 3 years in a Young Offenders institution after pleading guilty to drug offences.

He was arrested last year on suspicion of possession with intent to supply after 60 grams of cocaine and £100 cash was found on him.

His former home in Walton was searched and a set of scales covered in white powder, a small amount of cash and a number of cracked iphones were also found.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Three flights have been diverted from Gatwick Airport because of IT problems in the air traffic control tower.

Passengers on social media have reported landing at Heathrow instead.

The planes affected had come from Tampa, Antigua and Belfast.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

An Eritrean refugee who took his own life in Mitcham was “stressed” by his immigration status, a court has heard.

Alex Tekle was smuggled into the UK in a refrigerated lorry, after his application to come here legally was rejected.

He was assaulted at a hostel for asylum seekers then became homeless.

His death has raised concerns over how young asylum seekers are treated in the UK.

The inquest continues.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Tui has reached a settlement with survivors and families of the 30 Britons killed during the 2015 terrorist attack in Tunisia.

Grandparents John and Janet Stocker, aged 74 and 63, from Morden were among the victims.

The travel operator says it's done this "without admission of liability or fault" but hopes those affected can "move on".

Seifeddine Rezgui killed 38 people, including 30 Britons, at the Riu Imperial Marhaba hotel complex - dozens more were injured.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

A man from Epsom has been jailed after stealing thousands of pounds from a cash machine.














28 year old Tommy Stevenson was arrested on the 4th December after he was caught at the BP petrol station on Horsham Road.  

He was caught dressed in a cap with the word “security” on it, with gloves, a walkie talkie and a rucksack containing drilling equipment.

The cash machine was found to be seriously damaged and a total of £19,200.00 was taken.

Four other suspects were involved in the theft and the investigation remains ongoing to identify them.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

A fire in Norbiton is believed to have been caused by a portable heater.

The brigade was called yesterday just about 4.30pm to flats above a shop on Park Road.

One man was treated on scene, and the second floor of the building was destroyed.

A spokesperson for the brigade says that heater fires usually start when clothes and bedding are placed too close to them and ignite.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

The family of a man killed in Ewell have paid tribute to their “dear son”.














Cyclist, 36 year old Kenneth Vercruyssen from Epsom, died after a collision with a car on Chessington Road on December the 8th. 

His family has described him as an incredible chef, generous with a humble attitude and a smile that could light up a room.

The investigation is ongoing and police are continuing to appeal to anyone who may have witnessed the collision to contact them on 101.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

There are plans for a major extension of West London’s Cycleway 9

Transport for London wants to develop the route between Brentford Dock and Hounslow. 

The work would include new signals, pedestrian crossings and protected cycle lanes. 

A consultation is open via TfL’s website until the 16th of February.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:41 pm  

More than £400,000 was spent on plans for the replacement ferry for Hammersmith Bridge that was never used

It’s unclear what the budget was for the ferry, but a Freedom of Information request in December 2020 showed TfL put aside £2m for it.

The need for it for was lost in July last year when the bridge partly reopened.

Planning applications were submitted for temporary piers on both sides of the river, which had gone out for consultation.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:26 pm  

Two people have died in a house fire in Croydon

The brigade was called yesterday to Windermere Road in Addiscombe at around 8pm.

A man and woman were found dead at the scene.

The cause is under investigation by both the fire service and the police.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:07 am  

Chelsea put themselves in a strong position to reach the League Cup final with a 2-nil home win over Tottenham in the first leg of their last-four tie

The second leg takes place at Spurs next week.

Striker Romelu Lukaku was given a first start since apologising for a controversial interview where he said he wasn't happy at the club.

Boss Thomas Tuchel says he was happy with the Belgian's attitude in the game.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:08 am  

Firefighters say shortages because of Omicron have reached critical levels

9.5% of London Fire Brigade staff are off at the moment either because they have Covid or are having to self-isolate. 

Jon Lambe is the London region official at Norbiton based Fire Brigade’s Union.

He says the situation is severe and firefighters are calling out for help. 


Deputy Commissioner, Richard Mills, said: “We currently have 9.5% of staff absent due to testing positive for Covid-19 or having to self-isolate. Throughout the pandemic we have consistently met our attendance targets. These are to get the first fire engine to an incident within a London-wide average of six minutes and a second fire engine within a London-wide average of eight minutes.

“Like all other emergency services we have faced staffing challenges due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We continue to face these challenges as new variants are found and restrictions are updated and changed. We follow the relevant Government guidance closely to keep our staff safe.

"Our fire cover is planned on a London-wide basis. If staff or fire engines at a particular station are unavailable for any reason, we move them from elsewhere to provide cover. This happens daily as standard practice as crews deal with emergencies, carry out community safety work or train away from their station.”

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:02 am  

Wednesday, 5 January 2022

Two police officers have been injured after stopping a man on a motorbike in South Croydon.

The 23 year old was pulled over in Cherry Tree Green last Thursday morning. 

 He became violent during the stop and was detained following taser deployment and a knife was recovered at the scene.

One officer suffered a concussion and a second officer suffered a suspected fracture.

A 23-year-old man has been charged in connection with the incident.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

A mock-up photo of a suspect has been released after a knifepoint robbery in Stanwell.

 

On the first of October, a woman has arranged to sell her phone to one of the suspects.

They gave her counterfeit money and threatened her when she challenged them.

They’re described as two middle-aged Asians.

You can find the E-fit on our Jackie News Twitter feed.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

It’s the age-old post-Christmas question – when exactly is Twelfth Night?

According to the Church of England, it’s today, which means all decorations should be stowed away by midnight.   

Those living in Hammersmith and Fulham can leave their trees out to be collected for free for the first three weeks of the month.

In Kingston and Merton, residents who want their trees collected need to leave them out by or on the 10th. 

Wandsworth Council will collect your trees up until the 14th while people in Croydon should leave them out for 2 weeks from the 10th .

All councils are reminding residents that they will only collect and recycle real trees.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

A man’s been assaulted and robbed in Addlestone.

The victim had agreed over Facebook Marketplace to sell a graphics card worth around £2,000.

He met the buyer outside Tesco in Station Road on Monday at 6.30pm. 

On arrival, the male suspect falsely claimed that he had already transferred the money and fled the scene with the goods. 

The victim gave chase but was punched in the head multiple times.

The suspect is described as white, with a limp and an Irish accent. 




posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Tottenham boss Antonio Conte says his side has plenty of improving to do before they can dream of winning their first trophy since 2008.

He takes them to Stamford Bridge to play London rivals and former employers Chelsea in the League Cup semi-final first leg tonight.

Conte says their opponents are at the level his players need to reach.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

A man who was travelling with his family has been racially abused as he got off the tube at Tooting Broadway.





















Police have just released details of the incident on the 11th of December at around 7pm.

Pictures have been released of two men in connection with the incident.

You can find them on our Twitter feed, just search for Jackie News.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

A former Croydon school teacher has been jailed for 14 years after being found guilty of historic sex offences.

53-year-old Alan Kehoe failed to appear in court and was convicted in his absence; a warrant is out for his arrest.

The offences took place between 1994 and 1996 while Kehoe was a teacher at a school in Wellesley Road.

In 2018, one of the victims reported that he had sexually assaulted him while he was a pupil at the school.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel claims Romelu Lukaku can still make a big impact at the club - despite a recent controversial interview.

The striker's expected to return to the squad for this evening's League Cup semi-final first leg with Tottenham.

He was dropped for saying he was "unhappy" at Stamford Bridge.

Tuchel says he's apologised, and it's time to move on.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:31 pm  

Planning permission has been granted for the redevelopment of the Cambridge Estate in Kingston.

The council is to build more than 2,000 homes, a mixture of flats and houses, with 45% of them affordable. 

The planning approval follows a ballot of residents of the Cambridge Road Estate, who voted in favour of regeneration in 2020.

Construction is expected to begin in the summer. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:08 pm  

Some MPs have taken part in the “2 Years in 2 Minutes” challenge

The aim is to sum up the work they’ve done in the two years since they were elected in to Parliament.

Putney’s Labour MP, Fleur Anderson, is one of those who has given it a go.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:45 pm  

People thinking of “hare coursing” in Surrey are being reminded it’s a no-go area

Surrey Police has joined Operation Galileo in an effort to stamp out the blood sport, which is illegal in England.

Hare coursing is the pursuit of hares by certain dogs which chase the animal by sight, not by scent.

Anyone who thinks they may have information on the practice is asked to call Surrey Police on 101. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:23 am  

Youngsters across Richmond and Kingston have been talking about the impact the Covid pandemic has had on their mental health

They’ve been sharing their experiences on the new “Youth Voice” podcast created by the Youth Council.

One student, Abi, says home learning was one of the biggest issues for her.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:21 am  

Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku has apologised to fans for his controversial interview where he said he wasn't happy at Stamford Bridge

He's been speaking to the club's website.

The Belgian is back in the squad for today's League Cup semi-final first leg with Tottenham after holding talks with boss Thomas Tuchel and missing the draw with Liverpool.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:15 am  

Coronavirus cases in Surrey are rising in those aged 60 and over

The rate is falling or steady in most boroughs in Surrey, although it remains high at just over 1,500 per 100,000 people.

Spelthorne is currently showing the highest, at nearly 2,000, which is 300 above second-placed Reigate and Banstead.

Uptake of the booster is higher than the national average though.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:09 am  

Tuesday, 4 January 2022

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel says Romelu Lukaku has apologised for his controversial interview and is back in the squad for tomorrow's League Cup semi-final with Tottenham.

The striker was dropped for Sunday's Premier League draw with title rivals Liverpool after claims emerged that he wasn't happy at Stamford Bridge.

After a meeting between the two, Tuchel is now satisfied Lukaku didn't intend to cause so much disruption.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

7,000 air purifiers are to be installed in classrooms across England to tackle COVID-19.

However, it’s being criticised as not enough, since there are over 300,000 classrooms in the country.

Twickenham Lib Dem MP Munira Wilson says “Boris Johnson is taking parents pupils and teachers for fools when he claims they’re a priority.

St Teresa’s School in Merton is among those trialling a UV purifier. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Six time Wimbeldon Champion Novak Djokovic has been granted a medical exemption to defend his Australian Open title.

World tennis number has refused to confirm if he's been vaccinated but officials will allow him to play in the Grand Slam after what’s being called a "rigorous review process".

Players heading to Melbourne have to be jabbed unless they're medically exempt.

British doubles star Jamie Murray has questioned the decision.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

Spelthorne Borough Council’s gifted special hampers to those in need over the festive period.

106 families in temporary accommodation received treats and presents.

They included donations from local traders across the borough.

The council’s aim was to lift the Christmas spirit of the families who may have struggled after a tough year. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

A Brentford fan has been arrested on suspicion of using racist and homophobic language during their game against Manchester City.

The person is not allowed to attend any Brentford matches until the investigation is over, and may be banned depending on the verdict.

The club says that “abuse is completely unacceptable” and “those who can’t accept that are simply not welcome”.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

A body has been found in woodland near to Tolworth Station.

Police were called to the scene just after 8.30am yesterday by a member of the public. 

Officers say that while they await formal identification, the family of Christopher Stanton-Mayers has been made aware. 

The 81 year old went missing over Christmas. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Sir David Attenborough thinks there's been a global "awakening" about the importance of the natural world.

The 95-year-old broadcaster, who lives in Richmond, says people have suddenly become "plant conscious." 

He thinks here's been a revolution in attitudes towards the natural world.

Sir David is presenting a new five-part BBC series called “The Green Planet,” which airs next Sunday.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

A 27 year old man from Putney has been arrested after a police pursuit through New Malden last night.

A vehicle connected to an ongoing theft investigation was identified as being on the A3 by ANPR cameras at around 5pm.

Officers then pursued it to Poplar Grove where they were assisted by the police helicopter. 

The man was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving, failure to provide a specimen and driving without insurance.  



posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

The Nightingale surge hub at St George’s Hospital in Tooting is to be ready on Sunday.

It’s as over 100,000 people a day are being diagnosed with COVID-19, following the spread of the Omicron variant.

The Nightingale hospitals set up in 2020 were never used, and it’s hoped that the eight hubs set up nationwide won’t be needed either.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:32 pm  

Former Chelsea striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink says they can't afford to drop any more points at home if they're to catch Premier League leaders Manchester City

Sunday's 2-all draw with fellow title contenders Liverpool left the Londoners 10 points adrift with 17 more games to go.

Hasselbaink says Thomas Tuchel's side need to play better at Stamford Bridge.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:18 pm  

Two men have been arrested after a fight in Surbiton

Police were called yesterday just before 9pm to Victoria Road.

A man in his 30s is in hospital with a head injury.

The 28-year-old and a 32-year-old have been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and remain in custody.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:29 pm  

A man accused of killing his estranged wife two decades ago in Streatham has pleaded not guilty to her murder.

Zafar Iqbal was charged with murdering Naziat Khan after returning from Pakistan last September.

The 61-year-old appeared at the Old Bailey via a video link from Wormwood Scrubs this morning.

A further hearing is set for Friday.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:04 am  

Sutton are celebrating their volunteers on the 1 year anniversary of the opening of their first vaccination centre

People from the Sutton Volunteer centre have helped patients, checking they have an appointment and managing the queues.

Dr Imran Choudhury, Director of Public Health for Sutton has thanked all of the volunteers for their “hard work and sacrifice.”

Anyone aged 18 and over can now receive a coronavirus vaccine as the The NHS vaccine programme has been extended.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:31 am  

A 15-year-old boy is due in court later charged with the murder of another boy of the same age in Croydon

Zaian Aimable-Lina was stabbed to death in Ashburton Park on Thursday.

A second attack elsewhere that same night made 2021 the city's worst ever year for teen homicides.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:28 am  

A man has died during a fire in Mitcham

The semi-detached house on Beecholme Avenue was destroyed by the fire, and the man’s body was found inside.

The brigade was called just before 3am on Saturday morning.

The cause is under investigation by the fire brigade and the police.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:02 am  

Monday, 3 January 2022

Thomas Tuchel insists Romelu Lukaku will remain a Chelsea player after leaving him out of their 2-all Premier League draw with Liverpool.

The striker - who re-joined the club in the summer - was dropped after saying he wasn't happy back at Stamford Bridge in an interview which aired in the build-up to the match.

But his manager says he's "calm" about the situation.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

A man has been taken to hospital after an incident in Cranford.

Police were called to Cranford lane at the junction of Harlech Gardens following reports of a man lying in the road.

They found a man believed to be in his 50s, with a head injury

He was taken to hospital, his condition is currently unknown.

Anyone with information or dashcam footage of the incident in urged to contact police on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

A flat in Epsom has been damaged by fire.

8 fire engines and their crew were called to a blaze in Jubilee House on Station road at midday.

Its believed it was started inside a flat on the second floor.

All residents were evacuated and accounted for.

There are no reports of any injuries.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel will hold talks with Romelu Lukaku today after leaving him out of their 2-all Premier League draw with title rivals Liverpool.

The striker gave an interview early in December, which was broadcast in the build-up to the match, suggesting he was unhappy at Stamford Bridge.

Former Chelsea forward Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink tells Sky Sports News, a way needs to be found to reintegrate their 97-point-5 million pound signing.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

Police have released a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to in connection with a hate crime in Chertsey.














On the 16 December, A Parking Enforcement Officer was approached by a man aggressively shouting on Guildford Road at 11:30am.

The man went on to use racially abusive language and pushed the victim.

Anyone who can help with enquiries is urged to contact police on 101.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

A woman has been sexually assaulted whilst out on a run in Streatham.

Police are appealing for information following the attack on Thursday 23rd December at around 5:10am on Streatham Common North.

The suspect reportedly ran off in the direction of Sainsbury’s on Streatham High Street after he assaulted her.

He is described as a tall, of athletic build, wearing dark clothing with a hood and face covering, gloves, white scruffy trainers and an English accent.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:30 pm  

A teenager's been charged with the murder of a 15-year-old boy, who was stabbed to death in Croydon on Thursday.

The boy, of the same age, is due before Magistrates' Court tomorrow.

A second attack on the same night of Zaian Aimable-Lina's death made 2021 London's worst ever year for teen killings.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:35 pm  

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has praised his side's "immense" comeback in their 2-all Premier League draw with Liverpool.

They fought from 2-nil down to salvage a point and remain in second place, although they are 10 points off leaders Manchester City.

Tuchel feels his team were unlucky to find themselves behind early on.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

A motorcyclist has died after a collision in Epsom.

Police were called to reports of an accident on Dorking Road on the bridge across the M25 at 2:40pm on New years day.

Officers are appealing for witnesses of the incident involving a motorbike, a red Citroen DS3 and a black Ford Ranger 4x4.

Emergency services and members of the public administered CPR and staff at the nearby Pfizer building brought a defibrillator to the scene.

However, the man in his 60s was pronounced dead at the scene.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:59 pm  

Brentford have signed Denmark international goalkeeper Jonas Lossl on loan until the end of the season.

The 32-year-old joins from Danish football team Midtjylland with an option to make the move permanent.

Lossl has previously played for Huddersfield and spent two years at Everton without making an appearance.

Meanwhile the Bees Premier League match against Southampton has been re-arranged for Tuesday the 11th of January at 7.45pm.

It was initially supposed to take place on December 18 at St Mary’s but was postponed due to coronavirus.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

Thomas Tuchel insists Romelu Lukaku will remain a Chelsea player after leaving him out of their 2-all Premier League draw with Liverpool.

The striker - who re-joined the club in the summer - was dropped after saying he wasn't happy back at Stamford Bridge in an interview which aired in the build-up to the match.

But his manager says he's "calm" about the situation.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

Police are continuing to question a 15-year-old boy on suspicion of murder of a boy of the same age in Croydon.

The teenager was arrested late on Saturday.

Zaian Aimable-Lina was stabbed in Ashburton Park on Thursday and died that evening despite officers giving him first aid.

A second teenager was stabbed the same evening in Hillingdon becoming the 30th teen homicide victim in London in 2021.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

Sunday, 2 January 2022

The owner of Park Lane Stables in Teddington has been included in the New Year’s honours list

Natalie O’Rourke received an MBE to recognise her services to people with disabilities and to the Teddington community.

Last year she led a high-profile fundraising campaign to ensure the Riding for the Disabled centre could remain in Teddington.

She says, “It’s now time to make horses even more accessible to even more people.”


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:11 pm  

Detectives from the Met Police have arrested a second suspect in connection with a stabbing in south London

15-year-old Zaian (Zay-un) Aimable Lina was fatally stabbed in Croydon on Thursday. A second attack that night made 2021 the worst year for teen killings.

A 15-year-old is being questioned on suspicion of murder. Another boy of the same age has been released on bail.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

The completion of 19 new council homes in Brentford was marked with a visit from Hounslow Council’s leader Steve Curran

Herings Hall Close development was delivered by their Housing Development Team, Lampton Property360 and EcoWorld London.

It includes cycle parking spaces, private open space for residents as well as electric vehicle chargers and solar panels.

This contributes to Hounslow’s commitment to build 1,000 new Council homes by April 2022, which has been reached.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

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