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Saturday 29 January 2022

In the Championship Fulham stay top despite being held to a 1-all draw by Blackpool at Craven Cottage

QPR’s good season continued with a 4-nil win over Reading at Loftus Road. Rangers are up to fourth in the table.

In League One AFC Wimbledon are just a point clear of the relegation zone after being held 1-all at home to Shrewsbury.

Sutton’s dream start in their debut League Two season continued with a 2-nil win at Carlisle. The U’s are up to fourth in the table.

Hampton & Richmond Borough lost 1-nil at Ebbsfleet in the National League South.

In Isthmian League action Kingstonian played out a goalless draw at Merstham while Corinthian Casuals were held to a 1-all draw by Worthing at the King George’s Field in Tolworth.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:02 pm  

The Civil Aviation Authority has blocked Heathrow from hiking passenger charges by as much as it would like

The airport says it will take a 300-million-pound hit and that revenues and earnings for the year will be below previous estimates.

The CAA limited charges to 30-pounds-19 per passenger seven pounds below where Heathrow had hoped.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:13 pm  

A serving Met police officer has appeared before Croydon Magistrates charged with six counts of false imprisonment and two of threats to kill


PC Ique Rodrigues-Leite. who is attached to the Roads and Transport Policing Command is also facing charges of ABH, coercive and controlling behaviour and criminal damage.

He pleaded not guilty on all counts when he appeared before magistrates on Thursday. 

The Officer, who’s been suspended from duty,, was bailed to appear on Monday November 14th. At Croydon Crown Court.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:16 pm  

An eighties fitness icon has been putting residents through their paces at a care home in Epsom

 Diana Moran, known to millions of Breakfast TV viewers as The Green Goddess, popped into Appleby House on Longmeadow Road.

She gave them a tailored work-out including standi ng and armchair exercises designed to improve flexibility, strength and circulation.

The class was part of a Let’s Get Physical initiative run by the home’s owners, care UK.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:14 pm  

“The Masked Singer” is back on our screens tonight.

A charity in Richmond has teamed up with the hit-show to encourage families to open-up about their parenting struggles. 

The “Behind the Mask” campaign is the brainchild of Home-Start Richmond, Kingston and Hounslow. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:50 am  

People in Richmond are being asked not to try and remove graffiti themselves.

The council is asking them to make contact if they spot it.

Graffiti is a criminal offence which needs to be reported to police in the first instance.

But the Council says it will remove it, as long as it is accessible, within one working day of notification if it is racist or offensive.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:59 am  

Croydon Hospital staff will form a picket line on Monday.

GMB Union members claim Covid sick pay has stopped for cleaning and portering workers, leaving them on statutory sick pay.  

They’re calling on private NHS contractor G4S to reinstate it. 

G4S has told us;  “The well-being of our staff is paramount. 

“Our employees receive sick pay as per their contractual terms and in line with all Government and ACAS guidelines. 

“Employees who have not been able to attend work due to COVID-19 have received full pay."

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:36 am  

Fulham boss Marco Silva says they are not taking anything for granted at this stage of the season.

They have a 5 point lead at the top of the championship going into today’s home clash with Blackpool.

Silva’s team are aiming for a sixth victory in row.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:32 am  

A decision by the Government to withdraw the School Improvement Grant is being criticised by Richmond Council.

The funding has been halved for this year and next and will be withdrawn completely from 2024.  

Richmond has received £175,500 from this grant over the last year.

The authority says its removal will impact its ability to provide support to schools where concerns are identified.

The Government’s response: “We recognise that there is significant concern, particularly from councils and the maintained sector about removing this additional source of funding. However, given one of the rationales of these proposals is to create greater parity between how school improvement is funded in the maintained and academies sector, which does not receive such additional school improvement funding, after careful consideration of the responses, the government intends to proceed with implementing the proposals.”

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:49 am  

Friday 28 January 2022

Another “school street” scheme in Chessington is being made permanent.

The trial in Buckland Road near Castle Hill Primary came to an end in September 2020. 

But, Kingston Council is going to reintroduce it, adding to its growing list of permanent “school streets” across the borough. 

The initiatives limit motor vehicle access during drop-off and pick-up times to encourage children to walk or cycle to school. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:33 pm  

The Met Police is facing criticism after it intervened to urge Sue Gray to limit publication of her inquiry into alleged Downing Street parties.

Scotland Yard's asked the senior civil servant to make only "minimal reference" to events now subject to a criminal investigation.

It means her inquiry's findings could be delayed further.

Sir Ed Davey, leader of the Liberal Democrats and MP for Kingston,  says he's worried about any "growing perception of a stitch up".

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:40 pm  

A person has been disqualified from driving for a year, after riding an e-scooter while drunk in Staines.

Spelthorne Police are reminding people that they cannot be legally used on public roads without registration, licensing and insurance.

On Monday, the person was disqualified and fined, after crashing the e-scooter last June.

Nobody else was hurt but the person needed hospital treatment.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:17 pm  

A man from Ottershaw has been arrested on suspicion of burglary.

On the 11th January two suspects smashed the front window of the Baby Services Boutique in Chobham. 

A rocking horse was among the items stolen and police are keen to hear from anyone who may have seen it or been offered it. 

The 26 year old man and a 28 year old woman who were arrested have since been released on bail.  

Police are appealing for anyone who may have information in relation to this incident.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:15 pm  

A woman has been hit by a bus in Richmond.

Emergency services were called to Richmond road just before 3.40pm this afternoon. 

The road was closed while police and the London Ambulance were at the scene

The woman was taken to hospital with injuries which are not thought to be life threatening or life changing. 

No arrests have been made. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:38 pm  

Government minister and Croydon South MP Chris Philp is insisting the planned rise to national insurance in April will go ahead

Mr Philp made the comments as reports suggest Boris Johnson could push it back.

It's over concerns it'll force inflation to rise even more - driving prices up in the shops.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:18 pm  

Hammersmith and Fulham has been named the top council in London for its climate plans

The independent assessment was done by the not-for-profit organisation Climate Emergency UK.

Council Leader Stephen Cowan says “we’re determined to continue leading the way” and put their strategy into action.

Their plans include net-zero by 2030, retrofitting council homes, and create more biodiversity-rich Tiny Forests.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:11 pm  

A former police officer has been charged with a number of sexual offences relating to an incident in Teddington

Former PC Stephen Kyere, who was attached to Hammersmith and Fulham Police, was off duty during the alleged incident in 2004.

He retired from the force in March last year, and misconduct matters will be considered following the criminal process.

He will appear in court on Tuesday.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:19 am  

A charity bus service in Cobham has acquired a second bus to help address transport poverty in the area

Chatterbus was established 7 years ago to help people access shops, job centres and healthcare providers. 

The new service has improved transport links from Cobham to the station, the Free School and Cobham Health Centre. 

Chairman, Sir Gerry Acher, explains how the service operates.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:37 am  

A person has been arrested in Chertsey on suspicion of stealing parcels

Police had found a number of parcels at Gogmore Park, which have been recovered and delivered back to their intended recipients.

An investigation was launched after a report in the Eastworth Road area, with the suspicion that more people had been targeted.

The person was arrested on Guildford Street, and the force says it should “serve as a reminder that you can’t just take other people’s stuff”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:22 am  

More than 6,000 people have voiced their opinions on proposals to redevelop the Kingfisher Leisure Centre in Kingston

The Council says the majority of people felt it would “provide the right mix of facilities” and it was environmentally friendly.

The plans include two new pools, gym facilities and a climbing wall. 

However, the proposed redevelopment of the site led to the resignation of the ward councillor, Jon Tolley. 

At the time, he said he felt plans for the new Kingfisher were “not deliverable and dishonest.”

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:04 am  

Thursday 27 January 2022

People in New Malden have been warned to make sure their sheds and outbuildings are secure.

It’s after a burglary took place in Woodside Road sometime between Sunday night and early Monday morning.

The suspects entered an insecure shed and made off with three bicycles and various bottles of alcohol.

Residents are being urged to contact police on 101 if they have any further information. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

Planes had to abort their take offs at Heathrow last summer after it was found they were infested with insects.

The Air Accidents Investigation Branch says wasp and bee nests blocked speed-measuring probes on British Airways and Virgin Atlantic jets over three weeks.

Two flights were stopped while speeding down runways as the blockages caused inaccurate speed readings.

Investigators say more could happen this year.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

A man from Hounslow has been jailed for sexually assaulting a child.

39 year old Zubair Haq was sentenced to 2 years in prison at Kingston Crown Court after pleading not guilty.

He was arrested in June last year after reports of a man acting suspiciously towards a teenage boy in Masefield Way in Stanwell.

Following questioning, Haq was charged with the sexual assault of a child and child abduction.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

People in Richmond are being urged to get planning their street parties for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

This year marks 70 years since Her Majesty ascended the throne. 

Street closure fees will be waived throughout May and June to enable roads to close and residents to party safely. 

Applications are now open on Richmond Council’s website and will close on the 30th of April. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

A college in Weybridge is labelling its Youth Hub a success.

The initiative at Brooklands College offers youngsters careers advice, mental health workshops and connections with businesses. 

50 people have so far been referred to the service, with half of them now in educational training and 7 in full time employment.

Hub co-ordinator, Ben Hyde-Wardle, explains how you can get involved. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

A man from Hounslow has been jailed for his involvement in an attempted murder.

 34 year old Robert Dolan was sentenced to 12 and a half years, along with 3 others, after a man was shot outside a Soho nightclub back in 2019.

He pleaded guilty to assisting an offender, conspiracy to supply Class A drugs and possession of criminal property.

Sheldon Pommell, Richard Palmer and Bolanle Roberts, all in their 30’s, were jailed for a total for 56 and half years.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

A woman has had £650,000 worth of gold bars seized at Heathrow Airport

She had arrived from Singapore, and was attempting to take them on to Chennai.

While she claimed they were for a jeweller, the National Crime Agency found the invoices were fake and the jeweller didn’t exist.

She was allowed to continue her journey and wasn’t prosecuted.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:49 pm  

“Serious failings” in the refurbishment of Fairfield Halls in Croydon mean that the taxpayer will now have to pay the £67.5m bill

That’s according to an independent report.

The council loaned its building company, Brick by Brick money to build it, but no written contracts have been found, and the money has now been wiped.

The report says there wasn’t “sufficient clarity” and “officers treated Brick by Brick as an extended department of the council”.

Current leader Hamida Ali says “over the past year we have transformed the way the council operates”.

However, opposition parties are criticising her for not blowing the whistle on it during her time in cabinet.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:30 pm  

A man has died after falling from a height in Kingston

Emergency crews, including the air ambulance, were called at around 8.30 this morning to Wood Street.

The death is not being treated as suspicious at this stage.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:17 am  

Today is Holocaust Memorial Day

The annual worldwide event remembers those who lost their lives in the Holocaust of WWII and subsequent genocides.     

We’re being asked to light a candle at 8pm and put it in our windows. 

96 Bea Green from Barnes left Germany on the Kindertransport in 1939. 

She says the only way to prevent future atrocities is to teach young people about previous ones.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:34 am  

Air pollution is continuing to fall in Putney High Street

Provisional results for last year show that the annual mean concentration of nitrogen dioxide was 55 micrograms per cubic metre. 

This compares with 69 in 2019 and 58 in 2020. 

Cleaner buses, access to car clubs and electric vehicle charging points are being credited for the decrease. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:28 am  

A man has been charged with a string of offences, after a man was seen shouting in the street and carrying a knife in Ewell

28-year-old Jacob Garber, from the town, is accused of threats to kill, possession of an offensive weapon, and affray.

The police helicopter, armed police, and the dog unit also attended the scene at Chessington Road on Tuesday.

The force says there’s no risk to the public.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:03 am  

Wednesday 26 January 2022

Merton Council has rejected calls to install a Zebra Crossing on a busy road through Raynes Park.

650 people signed a petition calling for one to be created in Cannon Hill Lane near Joseph Hood Rec. 

But Merton Council leader Mark Allison says all traffic schemes need to be prioritised.  

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Crime fell by over 5% across Merton last year making it the fourth safest borough in London.

New Met Police statistics show it was down by 712 incidents on the previous year. 

The rate of crime per 1,000 of the borough’s population also shrank at a similar rate, going from 64.5 to 61.1. 

Almost 2,000 incidents were captured by the council’s CCTV system, which is due to undergo a £1.2 million upgrade. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

A man from Isleworth has been handed a suspended jail sentence following a crash on the M3.

49 year old Matt Barker was in a collision on the slip road near junction 3 in January last year.

He was driving his transit van when he crashed into the rear of a Peugeot, shunting it into the rear of a lorry. 

He then fled the scene but was successfully tracked down to nearby woodland by a police dog.

Barker pleaded guilty to three offences and was sentenced to four months in prison, suspended for two years.  

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

Croydon Council has apologised for what it’s calling “historic actions” that led to the new look Fairfield Halls being delivered late and over-budget.

External auditor Grant Thornton’s report has concluded the council at the time failed to ensure proper financial control over the project.

This led to the redevelopment of Fairfield Halls being delivered a year late.

It also cost “substantially more” than the original budget of £30 million agreed by the council in 2016.

The council says an action plan will be put into place to address the findings of the report.

The redevelopment of the site was carried out by Brick by Brick, the council’s own building developer.

The company will be wound up when its current projects come to an end.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Firefighters have rescued an injured man trapped on scaffolding in Wimbledon.

They were called to Aylward Road yesterday lunchtime.  

The man was caught on the first floor, which was a height of 30ft. 

Firefighters were able to take him down to ground level safely where he was taken to hospital.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

A man has been stabbed multiple times during an attack in Tadworth.

The violent assault took place at around 11 last night in Waterfield Preston Lane.

Multiple officers were in attendance including Armed Response Officers as well as the air ambulance.

A 40-year-old man from Epsom has been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm with intent.  

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

The “Lion Man of Chelsea” has died at the age of 76.

John Rendall bought a lion cub from Harrods in the 1960s and would take it for walks along King’s Road.

The big cat, named Christian, was later released into the wild in Kenya after becoming too large for the department store where Rendall lived.

However, when he visited the country in 1971, Christian recognised his old friend, and bounded up to him for a hug.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Thieves have been smashing in through patio doors in order to burgle homes in Staines and Shepperton.

Last Thursday, police were called to Shortwood Common after reports of a burglary at between 5.30 and 6pm.

The next day, the force was called to Dunboe Place, where cash and jewellery were taken.

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

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Coronavirus cases are once again rising in Surrey, after a brief reprieve

Woking has seen a nearly 50% increase in the past 7 days, up to 1570 per 100,000 people.

Across the county, there’s a confirmed rate of 1,100, slightly above the average for the South-East.

Plan B restrictions are being lifted tomorrow, but we’re being urged to remain cautious.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:24 pm  

A cyclist is in hospital in a critical condition after a collision with a lorry in Surbiton

Emergency crews, including the air ambulance, were called at around 8.20 this morning to Ewell Road.

The driver stopped at the scene and there have been no arrests.

Enquiries continue, and anyone with information should contact police on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:16 am  

All eleven secondary schools in Richmond are now rated ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted

This is an improvement from 2018 when three of the borough’s secondary schools had ‘Requires Improvement’ ratings.  

Teddington School was one that recently improved from ‘requires improvement’ to ‘good’ after an inspection in November. 

It was recognised for its inclusive and supportive classroom environment where pupils feel happy and are safe.  

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:21 am  

A drunk driver from Tadworth found to be more than three times over the limit has been disqualified for nearly two years

Across December, Surrey Police cracked down on drink-driving, and arrested 174 people, of which 16 have been convicted so far.

Among them was a 54-year-old woman from Woking who crashed her car into a tree, while also not holding insurance or a licence.

A 51-year-old from New Haw was arrested on the A3 while double the limit, and received the highest fine, at £1150.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:33 am  

A new plan is being put forward for the redevelopment of the old Mortlake Brewery site

Campaigners celebrated last year after Mayor of London Sadiq Khan refused proposals to create over 1,000 new homes there.

Residents and Richmond Council had stated that they were out of keeping with the area and too large. 

Reselton Properties is hosting a webinar at 6.15 tonight to showcase its new proposal.

To join tonight’s webinar, click here

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:49 am  

Tuesday 25 January 2022

A popular park in Kingston has temporarily closed.

Canbury Gardens Playground is undergoing a makeover. 

The Council is carrying out resurfacing, replacing the benches and adding more seating into the area. 

The site is due to reopen on February the 7th.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

Wandsworth Councils planning new ways to make council house heating systems more energy efficient.

Its part of the housing department’s agreement to help the borough meet its pledge to become carbon neutral by 2030.  

Multiple new homes in the pipeline will be fitted with communal heating systems which, where possible, will not be powered by gas.

As well as two new staff members employed to focus on energy management, individual meters will be installed.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Esher and Walton MP Dominic Raab has dismissed the possibility of replacing Boris Johnson.

That's despite an ongoing Scotland Yard investigation and a civil servant inquiry into claims of coronavirus rule-breaking at Number 10 during lockdown.

Detectives have said their investigation should not prevent the publication of the inquiry led by Sue Gray.

It’s thought it could be published as soon as tomorrow.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:32 pm  

Harlequins’ Joe Marler has withdrawn from England's rugby union Six Nations training camp after testing positive for Covid-19.

The rest of the players and staff have returned negative results and no replacement will be called-up for him.

It's also been confirmed wing Jonny May will miss their opening two matches against Scotland and Italy with a knee injury.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:15 pm  

Would you know what a catalytic converter theft sounds like?

Well, this is it. 

Surrey Police has teamed up with Toyota UK to urge anyone who spots someone lying under a car and drilling to call 999. 

Catalytic converters are fitted to exhausts to reduce dangerous gas emissions, but their metals are extremely valuable. 

There were more than 1,000 converter thefts in Surrey in 2020 and the devices can be removed in under a minute.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

A new laboratory which can run up to 100,000 tests a day has opened at St Helier Hospital.

It’s hoped this will allow more patients to be tested more quickly, so swifter decisions can be made about care.

23 rooms have been knocked together to create an open space, and filled with state-of-the-art equipment.

CEO Jacqueline Totterdell says “pathology staff are often the unsung heroes of healthcare”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:30 pm  

Residents are being encouraged to have their say on the future plans of a popular playground in Mole Valley.

The Council’s working towards upgrading the Cock Lane Recreation Ground in time for the summer holidays this year.

The £90,000 budget is due to be confirmed next month and will fund brand new all-inclusive play facilities for all ages up to 12 years old.

Residents can vote on the style, theme and type of new equipment via the online survey, which you can find on our Radio Jackie website.

Visit to complete a short online survey.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

A crowdfunding campaign helping to raise money for Richmond’s foodbanks is to be extended into next month.

Kew Rotary Club has raised nearly £3,000 of its £5,000 target so far.

The Vineyard’s foodbanks provide three days’ worth of “nutritionally balanced emergency food” in each of their food packs.

Kew Rotarians says a mixture of COVID, furlough and changes to Universal Credit have led to an increase in demand.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Ikea's confirmed its new UK high street store will open next month.

The shop in Hammersmith will open on the 24th of February.

The retailer says it'll offer a wide range of home accessories - and Swedish food.

It's also bought Topshop's former flagship store in Oxford Street.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Police in West Ewell are reassuring residents there is no risk to the public after a man was arrested in the street earlier.

Officers were called to Chessington Road at around 10.30am to reports of a man shouting in the street and carrying a knife.

The police helicopter, armed police and the dog unit also attended the scene.

A 28-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon in a public place and affray, he remains in custody.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

The chief executive of Heathrow is welcoming the easing of coronavirus restrictions for double-vaccinated passengers arriving in the UK

From the 11th of February, they'll no longer have to take a Covid test when they land.

The airport’s boss, John Holland-Kaye says there are still other things the industry's calling for, to boost its recovery and passenger confidence.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Brentford boss Thomas Frank has been charged by the Football Association following Saturday's 2-1 Premier League defeat to Wolves.

The Dane's accused of misconduct towards referee Peter Banks after his side's sixth loss in seven top flight games.

He has until Thursday to respond.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:21 pm  

Unilever has confirmed mass job cuts won’t affect its plans to open a global headquarters in central Kingston.

Around 1,500 senior and junior management jobs are being cut across 100 countries.

The consumer goods giant, which owns brands like Dove, Vaseline, PG Tips and Marmite, says it's part of a global restructuring plan.

Building work on the Kingston HQ, near the marketplace, is underway.

It’s hoped 2,000 jobs will be created there.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:14 pm  

The parents of a teenager from Fulham who died after suffering an allergic reaction to a baguette at Heathrow Airport are to receive a royal honour.

Tanya and Nadim Ednan-Laperouse set up the Natasha Allergy Research Foundation, to fight for full ingredient listings.

Natasha’s law came into force in October, requiring proper labelling on every food item made on the premises and pre-packed.

They’ll receive an OBE for services to people with allergies.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:39 pm  

A shopkeeper from Sunbury who sold Nitrous Oxide to teenagers “without asking any questions” has been fined.

50-year-old Mandeep Singh-Soni also sold counterfeit tobacco and alcohol.

He said he was visited by different suppliers who offered to sell him the goods, which they claimed were genuine, for a cheap price.

Singh-Soni must complete 160 hours of unpaid work and pay £229.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:24 pm  

Police have for the first time confirmed they will investigate 'a number of' parties held at Downing Street, during coronavirus lockdowns

The head of the London force - which covers the Prime Minister's residence - has told politicians, it's as a result of evidence provided by the Government department enquiry.

Met commissioner Cressida Dick says her officers do look into 'serious and flagrant' breaches of Covid restrictions.

Lib Dem leader and Kingston MP Sir Ed Davey says its the “first step towards justice for millions” and he expects the Prime Minister to be questioned.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:23 pm  

Three people have been jailed for a total of 7 years following a modern slavery investigation in Sunbury

Mariusz Moniuszko, Dariusz Sieredzinski and Magdalena Drozdal were found to be running a network of brothels including one in Staines Road West. 

Sieredzinski and one other acted as the brothel’s receptionists, taking client bookings for the vulnerable women they were exploiting.

Police had been working with modern slavery charity, Justice and Care, to safeguard victims and help catch the suspects.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:05 am  

Boris Johnson has more questions to answer, after a birthday event for him was held inside Downing Street during the first lockdown

It's claimed up to 30 of the Prime Minister's staff met for cake and snacks in June 2020, when rules banned indoor social mixing.

Downing Street says Boris Johnson was only there for 'less than ten minutes', and that it was a brief "gathering", and not a party.

Brentford and Isleworth Labour MP Ruth Cadbury says “I've received so many emails from people locally who were unable to see loved ones on their deathbed because unlike the PM they were following the rules.”

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:38 am  

Wandsworth Council is freezing heating, hot water fuel charges and rents for council tenants from April

The authority says the move is possible due to its ability to purchase gas supplies in advance at “very competitive rates.”

The rents freeze will benefit around 17,000 people while the heating and hot water fuel charge freeze will impact over 3,000 residents.

Wandsworth has had one of the lowest council taxes, second only to Westminster,  in the country for a number of years. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:24 am  

Several South Western Railway services have been reinstated following intervention from MPs

The company introduced its temporary timetable last week to help it navigate staff absences due to Omicron. 

But some services through Richmond and Kingston have been restored after MPs wrote to the company’s MD demanding action. 

Richmond Park MP Sarah Olney says it wasn’t the right time to consolidate services anyway.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:03 am  

Monday 24 January 2022

Kingston is getting its own International Film Festival.

The event, which will take place from June 24th - 26th , will showcase short and feature length films and documentaries.

It is a partnership between CEO of Rose Theatre, Robert O’Dowd and film director David Cunningham.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:58 pm  

A nurse has been remanded in custody after appearing in court accused of murdering eight babies.

Lucy Letby allegedly carried out a year-long killing spree from June 2015 while working at a hospital in Chester.

The 32-year-old from Hereford has previously denied the charges, including 10 counts of attempted murder.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:56 pm  

A man’s been fined for cutting the roots of a protected Horse Chestnut tree in Sunbury without permission.

Simon O’Shea was observed by Spelthorne Council’s tree officer undertaking unauthorised works in The Avenue last April.

He pleaded guilty in court and was issued with a £100 fine, ordered to pay a £34 surcharge and £1,522 for the Council’s costs.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

A stolen van adapted to help a disabled boy from Epsom has been returned.

The Ford Transit was one of two stolen from a home in the area, the other was an Audi Q5 which is still missing.

A post by the family on Facebook thanks everyone who said “such lovely things”.

Anyone with information about the missing Audi is asked to contact Surrey Police.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

A number of people in Wandsworth have taken part in research to help improve future Low Traffic Neighbourhood schemes.

LTNs, as they are known, limit vehicular traffic from entering certain roads to reduce pollution.

But many of them were introduced during lockdown without resident consultation. 

These residents told the National Centre for Social Research they would feel better about the schemes if they were properly consulted. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

It’s believed a tumble dryer caused a fire at a block of flats in Roehampton.

The brigade was called on Friday to Arabella Drive to the 12-storey-block.

A woman was treated at the scene for smoke inhalation, and ten people left before crews arrived.

A spokesperson says not to ignore strange noises coming from household appliances.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:34 pm  

Brentford manager Thomas Frank has signed a new contract, keeping him at the club until 2025

The Dane oversaw their promotion to the Premier League for the first time in their history last season.

They're currently 14th in the top flight table.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:11 pm  

A defibrillator is to be unveiled at Kingston Grammar School today, three years after a former student died of a heart attack

It’s been installed on the exterior of the Fairfield building, near to where football matches and summertime family picnics are held.

The Robert Allen Life Promotion and Healthy Hearts Trust campaigns for wider availability of equipment at sporting locations.

Since it started, it’s provided them at five locations.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:17 pm  

£67,000 worth of jewellery has been stolen in a burglary in Balham


At the end of December, the home was broken into while the occupiers were away.

Pictures have been released, and police ask that people call 999 if they’re offered for sale.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:56 am  

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel believes their 2-nil win against London rivals Tottenham will give his side renewed belief heading into the final few months of the season

The result consolidated their place in the Premier League's top three before its winter break, after a run of four top-flight games without a victory.

Tuchel says the fixture against Spurs came at a good time.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:49 am  

A man has been arrested after allegedly dropping paint onto the procession at the Kingston Tamil Heritage Festival as it passed through New Malden High Street

The man was arrested on Saturday on suspicion of criminal damage.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101.

A sign was unveiled on the day highlighting how Kingston is twinned with Jaffna, in Northern Sri Lanka.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:37 am  

Sunday 23 January 2022

Banstead Rotary Club have raised 10 thousand 350 pounds for local charities over the Christmas period

Banstead Rotary’s main form of fundraising was the Santa Sleigh which tours around the streets of Banstead Village, Nork, Tottenham's, Tadworth and Preston Hall.

The Sleigh is a popular festive feature in the community and has been touring the streets of Banstead since the 1950s.

Other Christmas activities included the Banstead Village Christmas Shopping Evening, and the Christmas lights switch on.

The distribution of the funds to charities including HomeStart, Age Concern Banstead and Epsom and Ewell foodbank will take place at Cuddington Golf Club over a celebration dinner on 1st March.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

There are calls for South Western railway to scrap its temporary timetable now work from home advice has been dropped.

The operator is working to a reduced timetable to counteract staff absences because of Omicron. 

Richmond Park MP Sarah Olney says now people are being directed back to the office, normal service must resume. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:12 pm  

If you commute regularly on the London underground, you may be surprised to learn of a secret unused station in Hounslow.

What is now a bus garage serving 12 major bus routes used to be a underground station called Hounslow Town station carrying passengers as early as 1881.

The station had two platforms and a signal box but because Hounslow Town was a branch line off the main line its potential was always short lived. 

As traffic on the mainline began to take off the use of the station downgraded and eventually closed to become Hounslow Garage. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:37 pm  

A stray bullet that killed a Doctor in the US state of Georgia is thought to have travelled through a wall before killing him.

31 year old Mathew Wilson from Chertsey was found with a gunshot wound to the head while laying in his apartment bed.

Detectives in Brookhaven who are investigating say the bullet travelled through the exterior wall of the apartment.

Dr Wilson, a astrophysicist had been visiting his girlfriend.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:29 pm  

New research has revealed that Wandsworth has one of the nation’s lowest proportions of missed bin collections.

A study based on Freedom of Information requests to UK councils has been carried out by property website

Wandsworth Council received just over 7,000 missed bin complaints last year out of more than 15 million bin collections.

This means the number of missed collections represents just 0.045% of the total.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:15 am  

Experts at Kingston University’s School of Nursing are welcoming a nationwide report which shows an increased interest in the profession.

Around 29,000 students chose nursing when applying to university last year according to report authors UCAS and Health Education England.

That’s an increase of more than 28% on the year before the pandemic in 2019.

The heads of the university’s nursing department are attributing the increase to widespread media coverage of the jobs nurses do.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:01 am  

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