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Saturday 5 February 2022

Eight fire engines and 60 firefighters tackled a house fire on Cumberland Road in Barnes yesterday.

A man and a woman arrived at the property at around ten past three  and heard a smoke alarm sounding.

The fire was under control by five o’clock but part of the ground and first floor was damaged by the blaze.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:08 pm  

The current Well Child Award winners have joined forces to launch this year’s event.

Rhea Talwar from Croydon, Anzah Arwani from Battersea and Gracie Davis from Greenwich are fronting the call for nominees. 

The annual event celebrates the inspirational qualities of seriously ill children and the dedication of those supporting them.  

Last year saw the girls attend a star-studded awards ceremony at Kew Gardens hosted by charity Patron, Prince Harry.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:12 pm  

Used sanitary products are just some of the items walkers at a nature reserve in Berrylands say they’re discovering.

People using Elmbridge Meadows claim littering is blighting the area. 

They also claim the wooden bridge over the Hogsmill River is “unsteady” and the water is clogged with dog foul bags. 

Residents living around the site are calling on Kingston Council to clean it up. 

We’ve contacted the authority for comment.  

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:11 pm  

Croydon Council is launching the Parks and Green Spaces Renewal Strategy 2022-25.

The council is pledging that all our green and blue spaces are clean and safe for everyone to enjoy,

In July 2020 a survey on parks usage during Covid-19 found that 86% of residents valued local parks more than before.

A crucial part of the council’s plans is to further grow and support its dedicated volunteer network.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:15 pm  

Brentford head to Everton in the FA Cup this afternoon looking to spoil Frank Lampard’s first game in charge.

Thomas Frank believes Lampard will have a positive impact during his time in Merseyside. 

The former Chelsea player and head coach was recently named as the permanent successor to Rafa Benitez.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

Mole Valley residents are being reassured reports of untreated sewage being discharged into the River Mole are under investigation.

A report by the BBC has identified the sewage treatment work at Dorking as responsible for the highest number of unpermitted spills. 

Mole Valley Council says it has questioned the Environment Agency and Thames Water that runs the facility.

Thames Water has been contacted for a specific statement on the report. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:55 am  

The 26th Annual Orchid Festival opens at Kew Gardens today.

This year’s event takes its inspiration from Costa Rica. 

Alberto Trinco is one of the designers of the exhibition in the Princess of Wales Conservatory.

He tells us what’s in store for visitors.  

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:57 am  

Plans for a new sustainable bicycle hub powered by its own solar panels at Richmond Station have been finalised.

There will be space for 700 bikes to encourage more active travel whilst providing safe and secure storage.

A smart technology system will give real time information on availability within the hub.

The hub is being delivered by South Western Railway with funding from Richmond Council and the Department for Transport .


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:48 am  

Public consultations are underway into plans to introduce a number of new “school streets” across Wandsworth.

The council wants to create six more outside schools in areas including Roehampton and Earlsfield. 

There are already 19 such schemes in the borough, which prohibit vehicular traffic at school drop off and pick up times.

Number plate reading cameras have been set up at some locations while others use barriers to actively create traffic-free zones. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:06 am  

Private landlords in Kingston are once again being asked to let their empty homes to the council.

There are over 900 households living in temporary accommodation and 3,700 on the register for social housing.

The council says there are hundreds of empty homes in the borough which could be utilised.  

Landlords who offer up their properties are guaranteed an income as well as “incentives.”

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 am  

Friday 4 February 2022

It’s been revealed that Human bones found on farmland in North Yorkshire belonged to two RAF airmen, lost in 1944.

22-year old’s Pilot officer Alfred Milne, from Mitcham and warrant officer Eric Stubbs, from Guildford were on a training exercise when their plane went down near Chop Gate.

The men have been returned to their families and given military burials.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

A government minister says the departure of four Downing Street aides in a single day is a sign of Boris Johnson 'taking charge'.

Five of his closest advisers resigned within a day of each other.

Among them was his long-time policy chief Munira Mirza - who wasn't happy with his comments about Keir Starmer and Jimmy Savile.

Martin Reynolds - who e-mailed staff inviting them to bring booze to the Number 10 garden - also quit.

Here's energy minister and MP for Chelsea and Fulham, Greg Hands:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Rail users should be looking forward to easier journeys after South Western Railway said it would restore services.

The rail operator introduced a temporary timetable with fewer trains on January the 17th due to staff shortages because of Omicron. 

Richmond Park MP, Sarah Olney, was one MP putting pressure on the company to drop the timetable.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

The government's energy minister hasn't ruled out further support for bill payers if the energy price cap rises again.

The chancellor's announced a discount for customers - which will have to be paid back - as tariffs are hiked by almost 700 pounds in April.

He's also cutting council tax for most people to help with the cost of living.

Chelsea and Fulham MP Greg Hands says they can't yet make decisions about potential future subsidies.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

Female police officers have joined a girls only running club in Merton to discuss the safety of women.

 Earlier this year, the met launched “walk the walk” where women joined officers of foot patrols to share their own experiences.

It comes after the kidnap and murder of Sarah Everard last year.

The Met set out a plan in November to make public places safer, stopping violence on our streets, and bringing criminals to justice.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Police are hunting for two men in a white van after an elderly resident was burgled in Byfleet on Thursday lunchtime.

The men knocked on the victims door in Oyster Lane at 1pm claiming to be collecting scrap metal, asking to take a radiator in the front garden.

The victim agreed, and while one suspect distracted them, the other stole £500 from inside the house.

They’re described as being in their early 20s, one has short dark hair, and the other short, with a stocky build.

Anyone with information is urged to contact police on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Hounslow council has received a portion of £26 million worth of government funding for its Green Homes Grant.

This means eligible householders could be entitled to a grant up £10,000 worth to pay for energy-efficient measures.

These include wall, loft and hot water tank insulation and support fitting environmentally friendly pumps and energy-efficient boilers.

The Grant is open to people in social rented accommodation, where the home has a reduced energy rating and a low annual income.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Octopus Energy says it's unlikely to break even this year, despite suppliers being allowed to charge 54% more.

Yesterday it was announced the average energy bill will jump by almost £700 a year in April,  affecting over 20 million households.

Lib Dem leader Sir Ed Davey was Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change between 2012 and 2015.  

The MP for Kingston says the current government should have stuck with the polices he implemented. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:20 pm  

Coronavirus cases are down in Spelthorne, but they’re either up or steady in every other borough in Surrey.

The national rate is around 1,000 cases per 100,000, compared to 1,300 across Surrey.

Woking is the clear highest, at over 1,700, compared to second-worst affected, Waverley, at around 1,500.

However, the rate across the county isn’t as bad as at the start of January, and appears to be holding steady.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

A man has avoided prison, after spitting on four police officers and paramedics while in the back of an ambulance.

Police were called to West Street in Epsom in July last year, where 59-year-old George Cacace from Redhill was threatening medical workers.

He continued to be aggressive when he was taken to Epsom Hospital.

He’s been given a 12-month sentence, suspended fir four months, and had to pay criminal damage costs in relation to the ambulance.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:13 pm  

Royal Mail is investigating claims that staff in Clapham ate cannabis-laden “hash brownies” from an unclaimed parcel

A video seems to show postal workers stumbling around, before sitting down in the office, with a voice reportedly saying “I think it’s weed”.

The postal service says its reminding all staff of the proper procedures for items with no address.

It adds that it expects the highest standards of behaviour.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:38 am  

Chelsea and Fulham are leading the nominations in the London Football Awards 2022

Three of the five best Premier League players are Chelsea, being Jorginho, Antonio Rüdiger and Thiago Silva.

In the best manager category, The Chelsea and Fulham bosses are nominated, but so is Matt Gray, for League Two’s Sutton United.

Sutton’s goalkeeper Dean Bouzanis is up for best goalie, a category otherwise filled with Premier League players.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:49 am  

A number of high street improvement projects are now underway in Richmond

They’re the result of feedback from residents who took part in last year’s Community Conversation Events.   

People were urged have their say on what they want for their high street via a series of workshops. 

Feedback included creating hybrid working space, getting banks and post offices back and making sure streets are green and clean.  

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:24 am  

Today is World Cancer Day

The Royal Marsden, which has hospitals in Sutton and Chelsea, is ranked within the top five cancer centres in the world. 

It’s urging people to mark today’s worldwide event by sharing their cancer stories on social media using the #IAmAndIWill.

 24 year old Alice Marples has been using the services of the Marsden since she was 4 years old.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:17 am  

A knife fight between schoolkids has reportedly broken out on a bus in Streatham

A video shows two children fighting with large blades on what appears to be the 250 bus yesterday afternoon.

One of them has a phone in their hand and could have been filming,

When police attended, everyone had fled, and enquiries continue.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:55 am  

Thursday 3 February 2022

Brentford manager Thomas Frank says it's "impossible" to say when Christian Eriksen will be ready to play in the Premier League.

He's joined the club as he looks to reignite his career after suffering a cardiac arrest when playing for Denmark at the Euros last summer.

Frank is happy with Eriksen's current condition.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:28 pm  

Merton’s Lib Dem’s say their hopes of “saving” Wimbledon Park from re-development have been “watered down.”

The group is opposed to the All-England Club’s plans to build a 10 storey stadium and 38 new courts there.

Councillors tabled a motion at a council meeting asking the Labour run authority to block the proposal by enforcing covenants. 

 The Lib Dems say the council voted to “respect” the covenants rather than enforce them, allowing for redevelopment to still go ahead.  

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:40 pm  

Police are hunting for a man last known to be living in Sutton.

32-year-old James Paul Hepburn is wanted in connection with an ongoing investigation.

He is described as a white man, of medium build with brown hair and brown eyes.

He also has links to Epsom.

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

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:39 pm  

Harlequins has announced that four further players have re-signed with the Twickenham based rugby club.

Argentinian international loosehead prop Santiago Garcia Botta and scrum-half Lewis Gjaltema will remain.

Harlequins Academy duo Will Trenholm and Lennox Anyanwu are also recommitting. 

29-year-old Botta has already enjoyed three seasons with Quins. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:35 pm  

A developer behind a set of unauthorised extensions in Mitcham has been fined more than £30,000 following a two-year case.

Nizar Mitha erected an outbuilding and three dormer extensions at his property in Streatham Road without permission. 

Merton Council officers first served notices in June 2019 and an appeal by Mr Mitha to the Planning Inspectorate also failed.

He was found guilty of non-compliance with two enforcement notices when he appeared in court. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Around 40% of people aged 16 to 39 in Barnes have not received a COVID vaccination.

Walk in clinics are being set up in areas of Richmond with lower take up rates.

Over 115,000 people have now had the first two jabs and their booster vaccination in the borough. 

Richmond Council says it wants to make it as easy as possible for people to get vaccinated. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

A charity in Southfields has received a shipment of books to help with pre-school literary training.

Learn to Love to Read received it from The Publishers Association, after being chosen to do so by Putney MP Fleur Anderson.

They’ll be going to a school in Wandsworth soon.

The charity provides one-to-one support to children, and helps parents support reading at home.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

A person has been arrested in Ewell for speeding while under the influence.

They were stopped on Banstead Road doing 50 in a 30 zone.

A test showed they were under the influence of drugs.

They have been released under investigation.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

A controversial energy company set up by Sutton Council is to be discussed in Parliament tomorrow

The Sutton Decentralised Energy Network was set up to power the New Mill Quarter, something Carshalton MP Elliot Colburn says it’s not done well.

He’s asking anyone who hasn’t already come forward to speak to him about their experiences.

Sutton Council says they’re giving the project more scrutiny and working to ensure its long term viability.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:39 pm  

Three women who smashed a 3,000 mile Atlantic Ocean rowing challenge have been reflecting on their glory.

Charlotte Irving and Abby Johnson, who row at Lady Eleanor Holles school in Hampton, teamed up with Kat Cordiner. 

The extraOARdinary crew in their boat, Dolly Parton, completed the challenge in 42 days, raising £100,000 for cancer research. 

Kat, who is believed to be the first woman with incurable cancer to take on the Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge, reflects on the row.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:36 am  

People in Kingston are being offered £150 in vouchers to join a Citizens’ Panel

The Government and Mayor of London has set the Council a house building target of nearly 970 homes per year.

 But Kingston says it’s trying to balance high quality affordable developments whilst respecting the character of the town.

 Selected panel members, who will help shape future developments, will need to attend three workshops starting on the 12th of March.  

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:06 am  

Conmen have fraudulently ordered and stolen £500,000 of machinery by pretending to be a legitimate construction company.

The incident happened between the 14th and 21st of January.

The machinery was delivered to addresses in Shepperton, Chertsey and Virginia Water, and then removed.

When the company who provided it followed up with the company they believed ordered the items, they had no knowledge of it.

The missing items include a three-tonne dumper swivel, four loading buckets, and a 17-tonne excavator worth £185,000.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:16 am  

London's mayor's put the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Dame Cressida Dick 'on notice' over sexist, racist and homophobic behaviour among some of her officers

Sadiq Khan doesn't have the power to fire her, but he says the force must 'urgently' show how it intends to 'restore trust'.

The home secretary thinks the inappropriate messages uncovered this week stemmed from a 'failure of leadership.'

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:51 am  

Ryanair and Heathrow-based British Airways have been voted customers' least favourite short-haul airlines, because of refund problems

Consumer group Which? surveyed more than 1,300 people, with one in five said it took them more than a month to get money back from Ryanair.

BA says it's working hard behind the scenes to improve.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:07 am  

The Human League and McFly are the latest bands to announce they’re taking part in this year’s Hampton Court Palace Festival

They’ll join already signed acts including Jack Savoretti and Crowded House when the concerts return in June. 

Artists perform in an intimate 3,000-seat auditorium in Base Court, set against the backdrop of Henry VIII’s 500 year old Tudor Palace.  

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:20 am  

Wednesday 2 February 2022

Sir Mo Farah has joined more than 200 representatives from schools across Hounslow at an event to champion physical activity.

The annual conference, hosted by Sport Impact and funded by Hounslow Council, promotes the importance of children being active.

The event was held at the Twickenham Stoop last week and included a host of workshops for pupils and their teachers. 

Farah attended Isleworth and Syon School and Feltham Community College.

He is considered the most successful British track athlete in modern Olympic Games history. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

People in New Malden have started putting gates around their cars when they aren’t in use.

It’s not to stop catalytic converter theft, but to “fox-proof” the vehicles.   

A number of residents have reported that the animals have been chewing through cables underneath the cars. 

People living in areas such as Green Lane have been sharing pictures of their contraptions on Facebook to help others in need

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Another one of Kingston’s swimming pools could be about to close because of an alleged issue with its roof.

The Malden Centre swimming pool in New Malden is due to close temporarily for two weeks over the February half term.

That’s according to Kingston Independent Resident’s Group which is likening issues there to The Kingfisher. 

That site in central Kingston was closed unexpectedly in 2019 because of roof safety fears. 

That pool is now being completely redeveloped and remains closed.  

Closing both pools leaves residents “without a single publicly-owned swimming pool in the entire borough.”

Kingston Independents has launched an urgent petition asking the council to guarantee the Malden Centre pool won’t remain closed. 

A recent report published by Swim England warns that 2,000 swimming pools could close in England over the next 10 years.

A Kingston Council spokesperson said:

"The swimming pool at the Malden Leisure Centre is in need of some planned essential maintenance to the ceiling tiling.

Due to this, the pool will be closed for a short period of up to two and a half weeks after the February half term, from Monday 28 February. The rest of the facility will remain open as usual.

These repairs are planned and routine. Due to the age of the much-loved Malden Centre, maintenance such as this is occasionally required to ensure that the swimming pool is fit for purpose to be enjoyed by our residents for years to come.

More details can be found at"
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:30 pm  

A bungalow has gone on sale in Wimbledon Village, and it’s believed to be one of the most expensive ever.

It’s right next to the common, and costs just under £2m through Hawes and Co.

It includes two bedrooms, a cloakroom, and a garage that’s bigger than any of other rooms.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

The apple tree flowering times at RHS Wisley are expected to start earlier this year.

Dr John David head of horticultural taxonomy said they are following a trend showing that global warming is causing early flowering.

Scientist are warning that if species get out of sync with each other it could cause an ecological mismatch.

Flowers appearing too early could be hit by frost, damaging the harvest of fruit trees, affecting food supplies of wildlife.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

An investigation into the assault of a woman at her home in Staines on Wednesday evening on the 24th of November 2021 is continuing.

The incident occurred after the woman, who has since recovered, opened her front door to the assailant in London Road

22-year-old Tyrone Nevers from Selsdon Park in Croydon was charged on suspicion of attempted robbery and wounding with intent but has been released on bail.

Anyone who may able to identify another man in connection with this incident is asked to call 101.

You can find an image of him our Twitter page, just search For Radio Jackie news 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

London Mayor Sadiq Khan is saying “those who seek to divide us will never succeed” on the two-year anniversary of the Streatham Terror Attack.

Two people were injured by Sudesh Amman, who was already a convicted terrorist.

An inquest found last year that it could have been prevented if counter-terrorism officers had intervened, after seeing him buy items for a fake suicide belt.

It was judged that he was lawfully killed when shot dead by police, and their bravery was praised for stopping him.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

The Duchess of Cambridge has taken part in a rugby training session at Twickenham Stadium.

Kate has today officially taken over Prince Harry's former roles as patron of the Rugby Football Union and Rugby Football League.

In taking over the duties, the duchess is the first member of the Royal Family to officially receive one of the Sussexes' past patronages.

The confirmation comes ahead of the start of the Six Nations tournament this weekend.

England's first game at Twickenham is against Wales later this month, following away games against Scotland and Italy.

England Captain Sarah Hunter says its great news for the sport 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

A woman from Croydon has completed a gruelling 11 hour challenge to raise awareness of the young deaf community.

Kate O’Sullivan finished the 26.2 mile “Winter Walk” at the weekend in a time of 11 hours and 26 minutes.

 She’s raised £330 so far for the National Deaf Children’s Society, which supports the UK’s 50,000 deaf youngsters. 

 Kate says she chose to walk for the charity because her youngest daughter Holi is deaf and has cochlear implants. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

A road rage incident between a motorcyclist and the driver of a car took place on Sunday night in Staines around 1am.

The driver of a silver Vauxhall Corsa and the rider of a blue Honda motorbike were seen arguing on Clarence St close to the Iron Bridge.

Anyone with any information or dashcam footage is asked to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers to remain anonymous.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

The home secretary's admitted there's a failure of leadership in some parts of the police force.

Yesterday, a watchdog revealed it had found evidence of racism and misogyny among 14 officers at Charing Cross station in central London.

The Metropolitan Police has apologised - but Priti Patel has told a group of MPs that change is crucial.

Two inquiries are underway, looking at the culture within the force.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:27 pm  

Surrey Police joined with other forces across the South-East to intensify operations to combat “County Lines” drug operations.

They took part in a three-day initiative in January to looking at targeting offenders across all roads using combined intelligence.

The operation resulted in 198 arrests, including for possession with intent to supply drugs, possession of an offensive weapon and robbery.

A total of 69 vehicles and 26 weapons were also seized across the five forces as well as a large quantity of drugs

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Another 700 trees are to be planted in Wandsworth’s parks and housing estates over the coming weeks.

Species include London Plane, Lime, Hornbeam and Birch.

The council looks after around 62,000 trees in parks, commons and open spaces. 

In addition, 50 Cherry trees, donated by the people of Japan,  have also been planted in King George’s Park.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Around 70 firefighters have been battling a blaze at a car garage near Acton Town Underground station

There's been disruption to Piccadilly and District Tube lines.

Gas cylinders inside the garage have been cooled, to stop them exploding from the heat.

The cause is currently unknown.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:20 pm  

A sharp-edged vaping device was thrown onto the pitch during last night’s AFC Wimbledon match

It happened immediately after Cheltenham scored from the penalty spot.

Figures show that behaviour among football fans is getting worse, with arrests at their highest level in years.

Chelsea’s Antonio Rudiger was hit by missiles following their 2-nil win over Tottenham.

The Dons are appealing for information, and say the person will face an indefinite ban.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:14 pm  

A chest trunk has been found floating down a river in Staines


Police believe that it and its contents were stolen in a burglary.

It was discovered on Saturday in the river by Moors Lane.

You can find a photo of it on our Jackie News Twitter feed.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:51 am  

50% of workplace illnesses are thought to be down to a mental health issue

Now, Richmond Borough Mind is launching an online workshop to coincide with “Time to Talk Day” tomorrow.

 It’s hoped it will help reduce workplace absence by engaging employers and employees in conversation.

For  more information go to 

 Training co-ordinator Kirsty McLachlan, from Richmond Borough Mind, explains the basis for the workshop.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:37 am  

One of Wimbledon Common’s most beloved swans has died after being mauled by a dog

The female, who had relocated from Richmond Park, was around 20 years old. 

Known by walkers as Mrs Ritchie, she was given emergency treatment after the incident at Queensmere Pond on January the 23rd. 

Witnesses are being asked to contact the Ranger’s Office and walkers are being reminded to keep their dogs on leads around the pond.  

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:15 am  

The department which looks after children in care at Sutton Council has been rated “good” in a new report

The news follows an inspection from Ofsted in December.

 It praised the work of staff and noted many teams across the department had been under extra pressure during the pandemic.

 The report also acknowledged areas for improvement, which the Council says it is already addressing.

 This included earlier planning practices to help youngsters in the process of leaving care. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:57 am  

Tuesday 1 February 2022

Two time Wimbledon champion Andy Murray has ended his trial period with coach Jan de Witt.

The German spent the first month of the year with the former world tennis number one but the partnership won't become permanent after Murray's exit in the second round of the Australian Open.

Oxshott resident Murray is looking for a successor to Jamie Delgado, who left his coaching set-up in December.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

A girl from Claygate who was kicked by a horse has become a Young Ambassador for the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance.

Madi was only two when she was hit.

She was flown to St George’s Hospital in Tooting in 12 minutes, where she received life-saving surgery.

As a Young Ambassador, she’ll act as a role model for future supporters, and speak as part of awareness campaigns.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

A man will go to trial after pleading not guilty to causing criminal damage to the Health Secretary’s home in Fulham.

61 year old Geza Tarjanyi was arrested outside Sajid Javid’s house on 3rd January after an alleged anti-vaccine protest.

He’s accused of planning to stick posters with spray adhesive on the property in an attempt to damage it.

He’s been granted conditional bail ahead of the trial set for 31st October.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

A former PE teacher at Twickenham School has been barred from teaching, after attempting to send sexual messages to children.

38-year-old David Bryan resigned in 2020 while under investigation, and was later given a four-month suspended sentence.

The Teaching Regulation Agency has now banned him, saying there was no evidence that he was remorseful.

The offences took place outside of school and didn’t involve pupils.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

A woman involved in a collision in a part of Chertsey last month has died.

Officers were called to Hardwick Lane in Lyne following reports of a serious collision between a grey Kia and a red Mini Cooper.

One driver taken to hospital with minor injuries and has since been discharged.

However, another driver in her 70s, has now passed away.

Officers are appealing for dashcam footage of the accident on January the 17th. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Police have released CCTV images of a man they’re hunting for in connection with a public order and theft investigation in Staines.

Officers were called to Co-Op on the Highstreet early last Thursday morning following reports of a theft.

The suspect later returned to the store and when confronted he was verbally abusive towards staff.

He is described as aged 35 to 40, of a medium build, with mousey short hair and was wearing a black jacket with black joggers.

Anyone with information is urged to contact police on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

A 79-year-old man has died, after collapsing near Battersea Bridge.

Emergency crews were called yesterday morning, just before 7, to the Petworth Street area.

There is no indication that it’s being treated as suspicious.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

A man has been chased down the street in Ashford by men wielding baseball bats.

At around 6.30pm on Saturday, two white men and two black men in hoodies chased the man down Hengrove Crescent.

He ran into a house to escape them, so they threw bricks at it and smashed the front doors.

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

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Richmond resident Sir David Attenborough's among the nominees for this year's Nobel Peace Prize.

The broadcaster's been put forward for his efforts to "inform about and protect Earth's natural diversity".

The 95-year-old's up against Greta Thunberg, Pope Francis and the World Health Organisation.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Insulate Britain protesters are appearing at the High Court in London accused of breaching an injunction to stop their blockades.

The group began their action in September last year - which included blocking the M25, including junction 14 for Heathrow, as well as roads in Birmingham and Manchester.

18 supporters are accused of ignoring a legal ban on their demonstrations.

These activists insist they had no choice.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

A fire in Kingston in the early hours is believed to have been caused accidentally by “an electrical event.”

The blaze broke out at a block of flats in Richmond Road just before 2am.

The roof of the three-storey building was destroyed by fire. 

There were no reports of any injuries.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

Boris Johnson's heading to Ukraine for talks with the country's president - as western nations urge Moscow not to invade its neighbour

The UK's pledged £88m from an existing fund to help strengthen democracy in Ukraine.

Yesterday the prime minister had to cancel a phone call with the Russian president as he dealt with the partygate row.

But the former foreign secretary Dominic Raab, says the government's working hard on the crisis.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:54 am  

A man has been chased down the street in Ashford by men wielding baseball bats

At around 6.30pm on Saturday, two white men and two black men in hoodies chased the man down Hengrove Crescent.

He ran into a house to escape them, so they threw bricks at it and smashed the front doors.

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

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:17 am  

Intergenerational living has seen a resurgence in popularity during the pandemic providing an alternative option to a care home

Share and Care Homeshare in Wimbledon enables young people to share a home with an older person at reduced rent.

The younger person helps with daily chores and provides companionship reducing isolation and loneliness.

Director Amanda Clarke explains the vetting procedure.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:28 am  

Former Tottenham goalkeeper Paul Robinson believes signing Christian Eriksen could be the "catalyst" for Brentford's Premier League survival

The Denmark international, who hasn't played since suffering a cardiac arrest during Euro 2020 in June, has joined on a six-month deal.

Robinson says it could help take the club to the next level.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:14 am  

A number of deliberate fires have been started at playgrounds in Elmbridge


Photos show a number of burned objects around a seesaw in Littleheath Play Area.

Police say they’ve received similar reports at Coronation Playing Fields, and they constitute criminal damage.

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

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:22 am  

Monday 31 January 2022

The general public will be able to enjoy a dip in Tooting Lido earlier than usual this year.

The pool normally remains open only to members of the South London Swimming Club between October the 1st and April the 30th.

But this year it will be re-opening to all visitors around a month earlier.

A £3 million revamp of the facility is due to start later this year.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:48 pm  

Motorists who break traffic rules in Wandsworth are now being targeted by special CCTV cars.

 The council is to take delivery of two new electric vehicles equipped with front and rear facing cameras.

 They will be used to capture evidence of parking contraventions and some moving traffic offences.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:46 pm  

Brentford have signed Christian Eriksen on a six-month deal, returning to the Premier League just seven months after suffering a cardiac arrest.

The Danish former Tottenham midfielder left Inter Milan last month due to Italian rules banning a device he has had fitted for his heart.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

A 16-year-old girl has been “rescued” after she was found distressed at a bus stop in Fulham Broadway.

H&F Council officers stepped in after coming across, as they said, an intoxicated young woman alone with a much older man. 

The two were sat at the bus stop in the early hours and the male had “his arm around the female’s neck.”

The three officers managed to intercept the pair.

It emerged the girl had met the man in a bar after becoming separated from her friends and he’d offered to get her an Uber.

Hammersmith and Fulham Council has its own 72-person strong Law Enforcement Team; the first such team in the country. 

It patrols the streets, working closely with the Met Police.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Frank Lampard has been confirmed as the new Everton manager after signing a two-and-a-half-year contract at the Premier League club.

The former Derby and Chelsea boss replaces Rafa Benitez, who was sacked earlier this month.

Lampard will have Joe Edwards as his assistant manager, along with first-team coach Paul Clement and Chris Jones as coach and head of performance.

Everton are currently just four points above the bottom three after a run of 10 defeats in 13 matches.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Brentford fans are looking forward to seeing Christian Eriksen playing for them in the Premier League.

The former Tottenham midfielder has signed until the end of the season, returning from a cardiac arrest he suffered in June during Denmark's Euro 2020 match against Finland.

These supporters are thrilled with their new arrival.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

A cyclist has been taken to hospital after a serious collision in Ewell last night.

Officers were called to reports of a collision between a cyclist and a white van on Cheam Road at around 9:30pm.

The driver of the van failed to stop at the scene and the cyclist was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

Police are urging any witnesses or anyone with dashcam footage to contact them on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Some porters and cleaning staff are protesting outside Croydon Hospital today in a row over sick pay.

The GMB Union says the payslips show no sign of sick pay during COVID absences. 

Helen O’Conner, from the union, says the response has been “underwhelming”.

A spokesperson says the teams play a “vital role” and the contractor, G4S, says employees continue to receive full pay for COVID-related sickness.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:30 pm  

Brentford were the first Premier League club to make a move on transfer deadline day.

Christian Eriksen has joined until the end of the season, just seven months after suffering a cardiac arrest.

The former Tottenham midfielder, who collapsed while playing for Denmark at Euro 2020, left Inter Milan last month.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:32 pm  

Everton have appointed Chelsea legend Frank Lampard as their new manager

He's signed a two-and-a-half year contract at the Merseysiders to take over from Rafa Benitez who was sacked earlier this month.

Everton are just four points above the Premier League's relegation zone.

He was dismissed from the Blues in January last year after a string of poor results, and has been out of work since.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:44 am  

A 'soup and shake' diet for diabetes patients is being rolled out to more regions in England, including South west London

More than 2 thousand people with Type 2 diabetes have taken part in the programme, each losing on average just over 2 stone after 3 months.

Around half of people who lose weight on a similar diet were able to achieve remission from their diabetes after one year.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:27 am  

Pictures of a distinctive red or orange bike have been released, after a series of parcel thefts in New Haw


On Saturday, a group of three young people on bikes were seen going into driveways, with at least one in a balaclava.

The descriptions don’t match the person suspected of parcel thefts in Chertsey, leading police to theorise they’re unconnected.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:01 am  

Sunday 30 January 2022

A private hire driver has pleaded guilty to raping a woman in Croydon

33-year-old Homayon Ahmadi appeared at Croydon Crown Court on Wednesday 26th January and also pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual assault.

In April 2021, a 41-year-old woman called police to say she had been travelling by cab earlier that evening and that during the journey, the driver pulled over and raped her.

An investigation was immediately launched and extensive enquiries took place in an attempt to identify the suspect and the vehicle.

He will be sentenced at the same court on Thursday, 3 March.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Hundreds of Heathrow Airport staff are threatening to strike during the February half term

The impending strike action comes as a result of ground staff and baggage handlers left feeling disgruntled over low pay.

Workers union Unite is calling for pay rises for its airline members and wants retrospective arrears for 2020 and 2021.

The strikes are said to take place over three days from February 11th.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

St George’s Hospital in Tooting have won £98,796 from SBRI Healthcare to support an historic drive to deliver a net zero NHS

The competition aimed to identify innovations to tackle key challenges and attracted 46 applications.

It was St George’s ‘Dora’ system which won the Tooting hospital the funds.

‘Dora’ is an autonomous clinical assistant that can telephone hospital patients as an alternative to clinical visits, taking pressure off capacity demands.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

94% of Richmond’s residents are happy with the Council’s parks and open spaces.

The results of a two-year satisfaction survey have been published.

They revealed positivity in ease of access to the parks and playgrounds as well as a general feeling of safety when using them.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:51 am  

Merton Council’s leader says he has finally heard back from Royal Mail after more than two weeks.

Mark Allison wrote to the company after residents in the borough reported missing and delayed post over Christmas.

Mr Allison says although he’s had a reply, the issue is far from over.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:50 am  

The overflow car park at Bushy Park is being rewilded.

Mangers, The Royal Parks, wants to convert nearly 1,000 square metres of the Diana Car Park back to its original state.

Its current state is considered “rough, unsealed and a potential health risk.”

The site currently holds 40 cars, and it’s thought the move will not significantly impact traffic levels. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:54 am  

The Queen’s platinum jubilee could be marked by a permanent beacon on Epsom Downs.

It’s thought to be the preferred option of the committee on Epsom and Ewell Council which is charged with looking after the Downs.

Full planning permission would be needed for a permanent installation.

A beacon ceremony on Epsom Downs has already been pencilled in for June 2nd, the date on which the Coronation was held in 1953.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:01 am  

People across Epsom are being urged to have their say on a proposal to close a road at Epsom Downs Racecourse.

The Downs Conservators and the Jockey Club want to shut a section of Old London Road overnight and during the mornings.

This would prevent vehicle access from Tattenham Corner towards the Top Car Park at certain times.

The online survey is available at until the 3rd of February.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:06 am  

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