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Saturday, 26 March 2022

Six fire engines and around 40 firefighters were called to a blaze in South Norwood yesterday

 A mid-terraced house converted into flats on Clifton Road, had half of the basement and part of the ground floor damaged by the fire.

Firefighters rescued a woman who was taken to hospital.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:40 pm  

An investigation has begun after a man died in a house fire overnight in South Croydon

 The victim was found in the ground floor extension of the house in sandpiper Road. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

It took an hour for four fire engines and 25 firefighters to put out the blaze, after the alarm was raised shortly after 11pm.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:38 pm  

A formal complaint has been lodged against the Metropolitan Police after a black man was stopped and searched in Croydon, because officers thought he wasn’t dressed for the climate

 

Footage of the incident shared on TIK-Tok has been viewed more than 400 thousand times.

The man, who was searched under the misuse of drugs act, eventually went on his way when nothing was found.

In a statement police said the man had been wearing several layers of clothing despite the warm weather, and he’d refused to cooperate with them.

They said the footage, taken last Wednesday, showed only a small part of the incident and asked people not to rush to judgement.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:37 pm  

Hounslow’s Lampton Park is to host a living memorial to the coronavirus outbreak

The first treey in a special copse was planted last week by the borough’s GreenSpace 360 team.

When fully grown the Liquid Amber will be around fifteen metres tall and will be the focal point of an area providing all-year round colour and shade.

The council is hoping the collection of trees and shrubs will provide an area for people to come together, reflect and remember.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:35 pm  

The search is on across Epsom and Ewell for fifty hidden hedgehog sculptures

 

The event, which lasts until tomorrow has been organised by the Wildlife Trusts. It’s intended to raise awareness of the reasons for the decline in hedgehog numbers in recent years.

Each sculpture found will contain information about how climate change and loss of habitat is affecting the species and hew people can help them survive.

You can find a link to an interactive trail at the link below.

https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/returnofthehedgehogs

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:34 pm  

Pupils at Putney High have launched a new wellbeing podcast.

Called “Thanks for Asking”, it aims to promote good mental health among students and staff at the school.

The first episode focuses on social media, and Tik Tok in particular. 

The youngsters have been discussing ways to set boundaries regarding the platform. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:45 am  

A man from Berrylands is running a marathon for Ukraine in honour of his father-in-law.

Walter Halycz saw the Nazi invasion of his country and was detained in a Prisoner of War camp for four years.

Noel Hollingsworth is now hoping to raise £1,000 for UNICEF to help modern refugees.

If you want to support Noel, you can click on the link here which will take you to his Just Giving page. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:38 am  

It’s hoped a rundown area of sunken fencing in Kew will be turned into a green space and pathway for pollinators.

The Ha-Ha near the Old Deer Park Sports ground is currently prone to fly-tipping.

Volunteers from the Thames Landscape Strategy are partnering with Habitats and Heritage to hopefully create a “unique area.”

The path will be cleared, a natural retaining wall added, the existing wet woodlands expanded, and a reed bed added to capture carbon.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:11 am  

A hide and seek with a difference is taking place across Epsom and Ewell to raise awareness of the plight of the hedgehog.

50 hedgehog sculptures have been placed around the borough to be discovered with the help of an interactive map. 

50% of the prickly creatures have been lost in rural areas since the turn of the millennium.

The hide and seek is taking place this weekend and the maps can be downloaded via wildlifetrusts.org 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:29 am  

Police are investigating the stabbing of a man in Brentford last Thursday evening.

A 31 year old was found with facial injuries at 20:10 on Boston Manor Road and was taken to hospital and later arrested on suspicion of GBH.

A 32-year-old man self-presented at hospital with a stab wound, he remains stable and has also been arrested on suspicion of GBH.

Police are urging any witnesses or anyone with information on this incident to contact them on 101.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 am  

Royal Parks Police say there are no plans to introduce cycling only times in Richmond and Bushy Parks at the moment.

It’s after some people have reported concerns about racing.

Outer Parks Sergeant, Peter Sturgess says it is a problem, and not one just reported by walkers. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 am  

Friday, 25 March 2022

The people of Croydon will elect their first Mayor when they go to the polls in May.

It’s after residents voted last year for a change in how the council is run. 

The majority voted for an elected mayor, which is a change from the current leader and cabinet model. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

Royal Parks Police say there are no plans to introduce cycling only times in Richmond and Bushy Parks at the moment.

It’s after some people have reported concerns about racing.

Outer Parks Sergeant, Peter Sturgess says it is a problem, and not one just reported by walkers. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Police are investigating the stabbing of a man in Brentford last Thursday evening.

A 31 year old was found with facial injuries at 20:10 on Boston Manor Road and was taken to hospital and later arrested on suspicion of GBH.

A 32-year-old man self-presented at hospital with a stab wound, he remains stable and has also been arrested on suspicion of GBH.

Police are urging any witnesses or anyone with information on this incident to contact them on 101.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

A rare carved Falcon, believed to be part of The Great Hall at Hampton Court Palace, has been discovered at auction.

Work to secure its provenance is now underway. 

Sebastian Edwards is Head of Collections at Historic Royal Palaces.

He says, if it’s what is appears to be, it’s a find of historical significance.  

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

A man has been hospitalised following a fight near Tooting Broadway station.

Police were called yesterday just after 3pm.

A man in his 30s later admitted himself to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, which are believed to be as a result of the fight.

In a video shared online, somebody can be seen attacking somebody in a motorbike helmet, then run off.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

A man's been jailed for at least 25 years for murdering his partner's two-year-old son in Thornton Heath.

Kyrell Matthews was left with 41 rib fractures when he died in October 2019.

Kemar Brown was convicted of his murder - while the boy's mother Phylesia Shirley will serve 13 years for manslaughter.

Reporter Shamaan Freeman-Powell's at the Old Bailey.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:18 pm  

Cataract surgery has been carried out on more than 1,000 extra patients across South West London and Surrey.

Epsom Hospital is being used by the NHS for people needing cataracts operations, which do not require overnight stays. 

Health bosses say it has proved so successful that waiting times are now on track to return to normal levels pre-COVID.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Royal Parks Police say they won’t enforce a speed limit on cyclists in Richmond and Bushy Parks.

Officers say, despite complaints about some cyclists going faster than the 20 mph speed limit for car drivers, it’s not beneficial. 

Outer Parks Sergeant Peter Sturgess explains why.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:05 pm  

Former Liverpool chairman Sir Martin Broughton and LA Dodgers part-owner Todd Boehly have had their bids to buy Chelsea shortlisted

Lord Coe is also involved in the consortium led by Broughton.

The Ricketts family, who own the Chicago Cubs baseball team, are also expected to be in the running.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:38 pm  

A woman’s sustained head injuries after being hit by a car in Mitcham this morning.

Police were called just after 11:30 to London Road at the junction with Langdale Avenue to reports a cyclist had been knocked over.

The vehicle also collided with a building and street furniture.

Police are asking that drivers avoid the area as the road is likely to be closed for some time.

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


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

Govia will continue to operate the Thameslink rail franchise for the next three years, despite the firm recently being penalised for contract breaches

Earlier this month, the company was heavily criticised and handed a £23.5m penalty.

It concealed more than £25m of funding for its Southeastern franchise, which should have been returned to the taxpayer.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:16 pm  

Detectives have confirmed they've formally charged Wayne Couzens, who was jailed for the murder of Sarah Everard from Clapham, with four counts of indecent exposure

Last week prosecutors approved charges against the 49 year-old, who was an officer with the Metropolitan police.

It's alleged the incidents took place in the Swanley area in January and February last year.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:01 am  

Curators at Hampton Court Palace are celebrating a possibly historic find

An antiques dealer has handed in a carving of a crowned Falcon, which was Queen Anne Boleyn’s heraldic symbol. 

It appears to match other carvings installed in the ceiling of The Great Hall which is over 60 feet high.  

Head of Collections, Sebastian Edwards, says because of this, it may be a while before the Falcon’s true provenance can be determined. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:36 am  

Anoosheh Ashoori says Boris Johnson failed to respond to appeals from his family while he was detained in Iran, but the PM now wants to meet

He says his mission now is to help other dual nationals, still detained in Iranian prison.

Among those still there is Morad Tabhaz from Hammersmith, who was released briefly but reimprisoned, and has since gone on hunger strike.

He arrived home - alongside fellow British-Iranian Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe last week - after spending five years in prison for spying which he denied.

The retired engineer says he isn't sure whether he'll accept the Prime Minister's invitation - suggesting there may be a "bit of opportunism involved in it".


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:21 am  

A man has been arrested after a woman was placed in the boot of a car in Epsom High Street

It happened at around 2.40pm yesterday.

The car was stopped shortly afterwards and the woman was unharmed.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Surrey Police.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:02 am  

Thursday, 24 March 2022

40 firefighters were called to a blaze in South Croydon this lunchtime.

The fire broke out at a detached house on St Augustin’s Avenue just before midday.

The second-floor roof conversion was completely destroyed, as well as part of the first and ground floor.

The fire was eventually under control just after 3:30pm.

The cause is being investigated.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:10 pm  

Our orchards are vanishing according to the National Trust.

The organisation says more than 80% of traditional orchards have been lost across England and Wales since 1900.

It has vowed to plant four million blossoming trees across England, Wales and Northern Ireland by 2030.

Areas to receive the trees will include National Trust sites in Morden and Richmond. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:13 pm  

An 18-year-old girl has been hospitalised after being attacked in Staines.

Police were called on Sunday at around 8.15pm to the Two Rivers Retail Park, after the teen was assaulted outside Pizza Hut.

The suspects are described as two teenage girls and one teenage boy, but there were others present who witnessed it.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Surrey Police.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:45 pm  

A Saudi consortium hoping to buy Chelsea has been told its offer hasn't been taken forward to the shortlist stage.

It's due to concerns over possible delays the Saudi Media Group would've faced in completing the purchase.

Numerous bids have been submitted after sanctions were imposed on Russian owner Roman Abramovich following the invasion of Ukraine.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:44 pm  

The series is based on a fictitious premier league side in Richmond.

It has previously won several accolades at the Emmy's, Critics Choice awards and the Screen Actors Guild.

Now it's won a trophy from the Artios casting awards for the show which features Jason Sudeikis as the football coach.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

A man from Putney has been jailed after pleading guilty to multiple offences including burglary and driving offences.












In January, police attempted to stop 27 year old James O’Neill after he was spotted driving a stolen Mercedes.

He proceeded to ram into two police cars, drove dangerously along the A3 and then fled on foot, but was eventually caught by officers.

Forensics also linked him to two burglaries in West Surrey in July last year.

O’Neill received 3 years behind bars and was handed a 4 and a half year driving ban. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:30 pm  

Three people have been taken to hospital after a house fire in Hounslow.

Two further people were assessed on scene after the blaze on Queen’s Gardens.

The Brigade was called at 1238 and the fire was under control by 1428.

A 25 meter cordon was put in place as a safety precaution whilst two gas cylinders were cooled down.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

NHS leaders across London are joining together to condemn violence against staff.

In 2020, just over 16,000 staff reported they’d experienced physical violence at work over the past 12 months.

Health leaders met on Monday to discuss the reasons for abuse and preventative measures.

Jacqueline Totterdell, Head of St George’s, Epsom and St Helier, says it’s the actions of a “small but rising group” that needs challenging.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

The Flying Scotsman is passing through Surrey today.

The steam engine will be heading through a number of stations including Staines, Virginia Water, and Woking.

Surrey Police is asking people to take extra care if they are planning to watch as viewing platforms are expected to be extremely busy. 

The use of drones for filming is also prohibited near railway lines. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Four fire engines tackled a house fire in Hounslow just after 12:30 this lunchtime.

The Brigade were called to reports of a blaze on Queens Road.

Part of the rear garden and kitchen of the property has been destroyed by fire.

The cause is unknown at this stage.

There are no reports of any injuries.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:49 pm  

Young chefs are battling it out today at the semi-finals of the prestigious Roux Scholarship competition

Established in 1983, it has enabled a new generation of chefs from Britain to train in the greatest restaurants in the world. 

Kenneth Culhane is head chef at the Michelin starred The Dysart Restaurant Petersham in Ham. 

He won the competition in 2010.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:31 pm  

A motorcyclist has received life-threatening injuries after hitting a lamppost in Wandsworth

Emergency crews were called this morning at around 7.20 to Armoury Way, at the junction of Ram Street.

Police say investigation work is likely to affect traffic significantly throughout the day.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:28 pm  

Transport for London is being prosecuted by the regulator over a fatal tram crash in Croydon

Seven passengers died when carriages derailed in 2016.

The Office for Rail and Road says the tram operator, and driver Alfred Dorris, will also face health and safety charges.

Last year, an inquest heard the tram derailed on a curve while travelling over twice the speed limit.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:04 am  

A young chef from Ham will be hoping to get to the finals of the prestigious Roux Scholarship competition today

Kamil Nowak is taking part in the semi-finals where he will cook Dover Sole and brown shrimp on a spaghetti turban.   

Kamil has been Senior Sous Chef at the Michelin starred The Dysart Restaurant Petersham for the past three years.   

He says he’s ready for today’s challenge, even the dreaded unknown aspect. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:33 am  

Chelsea will be allowed to sell tickets to away games for their men's and women's fixtures

The government's amended the special licence the club's been operating under since the sanctioning of Russian owner Roman Abramovich.

Fans will now be allowed to attend away fixtures along as Chelsea don't receive any revenue.

The club want the profits to be donated to war victims in Ukraine.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:25 am  

Princess Alice Hospice in Esher has been handed an ‘Outstanding’ rating following its latest inspection

The Care Quality Commission visited in November and December. 

Several areas of practices were highlighted, including the provision of emotional support to patients, families and carers. 

It costs Princess Alice £10.1 million each year to provide free care, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:01 am  

Wednesday, 23 March 2022

A Conservative Lord is among those criticising the waiting times at Heathrow.

The queues for immigration control are said to have been over an hour yesterday.

Lord Richard Benyon says he’s “embarrassed that for so many this is the first experience of the UK”.

Heathrow says there’s been an “increase in passengers” and apologised for any inconvenience.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

A man has been jailed and fined for stealing parcels in Hounslow.

A man has been jailed and fined for stealing parcels in Hounslow.

Police were called in December to Selbourne Avenue, where three packages had been stolen from a communal area.

They were linked to three previous thefts in the same street, and 41-year-old Marcin Piekarski was identified.

He admitted to stealing the items in an interview, and pleaded guilty.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

A swan rescue centre in Twickenham is at the centre of a new fundraising campaign.

Baron Grey Solicitors is to mark its 100th year by raising £20,000 for the charity. 

The team will undertake a series of sponsored cycles to raise the cash as part of its centenary year. 

Swan Support was formed in 2015 by a group of volunteers and operates a 24 hour a day rescue and rehabilitation service.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Investigations are continuing after a man in his 20s was attacked in a kebab shop in Egham on Saturday.

The victim was left with GBH level injuries, including a broken nose. 

50 year old Inge Larsen was arrested and charged on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and has since been released on police bail. 

Police want to speak to four people seen in Burger Max at the same time as the assault, which occurred at 12.15am.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of a man in Ham.

31-year-old Mirko Naramcic was attacked in Maguire Drive last Thursday night. 

No victims were located at the scene, but three men, including Mirko, presented in hospital with what were believed to be stab injuries. 

Mirko died a short time later. 

18 year old Leone Davies is charged with murder and possession of an offensive weapon.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:51 pm  

Chelsea's Women's Super League clash with Tottenham this evening has been postponed.

It’s after a number of positive coronavirus cases in the Spurs squad.

A statement released by both clubs says the health and safety of players and staff is paramount.

Defending Champions Chelsea are currently second in the WSL, two points behind leaders Arsenal with a game in hand, while Tottenham are fifth.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:41 pm  

Merton saw a 5% increase in hate crime offences last year.

Four fifths of them were said to be racially motivated. 

The Council will launch its four-year Hate Crime Strategy in June, which has been created following numerous public consultations. 

It will work to prevent hate crime, provide victim support and develop ways of tackling suspected perpetrators. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:14 pm  

Former Wimbledon champion Andy Murray says he's happy for Ash Barty but "gutted for tennis".

His comments came after the world number one announced her retirement from the sport at just 25-years-old.

The WTA has thanked the world number one on behalf of "every young girl that has looked up to you".

Former British player Johanna Konta says she's as shocked as everyone else considering Barty is still at the top of the game.



posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:13 pm  

A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of a man in Ham.

31-year-old Mirko Naramcic was attacked in Maguire Drive last Thursday night.

No victims were located at the scene, but three men, including Mirko, presented in hospital with what were believed to be stab injuries.

Mirko died a short time later. 

18 year old Leone Davies is charged with murder and possession of an offensive weapon.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:07 pm  

Women are being invited on foot patrol with Kingston Police.

The “Walk and Talk” initiative involves female officers buddying up and conversing with women whilst on patrol in open spaces.

The aim is to get women to discuss their fears about crime and safety. 

Patrols will take place on April the 25th between 1 and 4pm starting outside Kingston Police Station.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:45 pm  

A former Surrey cricketer is spending his second week on the Ukrainian border helping refugees.

Stuart Meaker set off from his home in his own van to deliver clothing, groceries and white goods. 

He’s now making his way along the Polish border, volunteering where needed.

Stuart says there’s a lack of people who speak Ukrainian and Russian who can translate at pop-up visa processing sites. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:03 pm  

TV Presenter Eamonn Holmes says he was “delighted” to be pulled over by Surrey Police

He says he was stopped on the way into work, following “a lot of car thefts” in his area of Weybridge.

Eamonn thanked the “two young officers in their 20s”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:01 pm  

The old BHS store in Sutton town centre is to be redeveloped 6 years after the company went into administration

40 private offices will be created with room for 500 desks as well as food and drink courts.

A rooftop area offering panoramic views will also open featuring a community-led garden and greenery designed to support wildlife.

The new hub is due to open next year. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:14 pm  

For the first time since August 2020, a high air pollution warning has been issued in London

It’s in place for today and tomorrow, according to City Hall.

Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, says he wants to charge employers for the number of car parking spaces that are regularly used.

He’s warning of a “crisis of filthy air” in the capital.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:04 am  

World number one Ash Barty is retiring from tennis, at the age of just 25

She's shared the news in a video posted on Instagram.

The Australian star explains her perspective changed after winning Wimbledon last year.

She says she's excited to chase other dreams.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:52 am  

Work is underway to make a busy road in Wandsworth safer for children travelling to and from school

A signal-controlled pedestrian crossing is being installed to help youngsters at Floreat Academy. 

Costing around £100,000, it is being built in Garratt Lane near the junction with Wardley Street. 

It is part of a wider series of measures to improve safety for children and their parents travelling to and from primary schools.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:25 am  

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall are off to Ireland today as part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations

Jackie’s Josette Lesser joined the royal couple at the Irish Cultural Centre in Hammersmith last week to mark the start of preparations. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:49 am  

You will have heard his music, but you may not know his name.

Yet John Altman is one of the most prolific composers, conductors and arrangers in history.

He’s now put pen to paper and documented his stellar career in a new book, “Hidden Man.”

He tells Jackie News how he found its title. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 am  

The government has confirmed it’ll pay one third of the cost to stabilise Hammersmith Bridge.

This will take the amount of money they’ve given to £7m.

It’s hoped this phase of the work will take less than a year to complete.

Pedestrians, cyclists, and boats will be able to use the bridge while they take place.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 am  

Crystal Palace defender Tyrick Mitchell says it's his mum's dream to see him play at Wembley Stadium.

The 22-year-old has been called up to the England squad for the first time, and will be hoping to feature in upcoming friendlies against Switzerland and the Ivory Coast.

Speaking to Palace TV, Mitchell admits it's a huge moment for him.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 am  

Tuesday, 22 March 2022

A man from Chessington is among those who have been charged during a week-long crackdown on County Lines gangs.

Surrey Police executed warrants, worked with other forces, and intercepted vehicles, and arrested 19 people.

More than £12,000 was seized, along with 33 mobile phones, and 95 educational visits were made to schools, taxi companies, and landlords.

Detective Superintendent Mark Chapman says they want to “make Surrey a hostile environment for those who seek to exploit the young and the vulnerable”.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

Parks maintenance in Hammersmith and Fulham is going electric.

This means road sweepers, lawnmowers and other power tools used by contractors carrying out work need to be “green.” 

It’s hoped the switch to electric power will reduce carbon emissions in the borough by 51%. 

It’s also hoped the move will cut down on noise pollution for residents.  


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

The man accused of murdering Sir David Amess also researched other MPs as targets, a court has heard.

Among them was Justice Secretary and Esher MP Dominic Raab, Michael Gove and Sir Keir Starmer.

26-year-old Ali Harbi Ali was allegedly looking at those who voted on air strikes on Syria.

Sir David was killed during a constituency surgery in Essex.

Ali denies all charges, and the trial continues.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

A compensation scheme for sub-postmasters who helped uncover the Post Office IT scandal is being launched by the government.

Hundreds of people who'd been wrongly accused of fraud because of a faulty computer system were awarded 43 million pounds in 2019.

But most of it was swallowed up by lawyers' fees.

Small business minister and MP for Sutton Paul Scully, says it's not fair they receive less than those who weren't involved in the case.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

A shop has been damaged by fire in Twickenham.

25 firefighters were called to the blaze on King Street on Saturday just before quarter to four and it was out around 25 minutes later.

Part of the ground floor shop with flats above was damaged. 

The fire is believed to have been accidental and involved hot works being carried out.

There are no reports of any injuries.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

A man murdered in Ham last Thursday has been named as Mirko Naramcic.











The 31 year old from Twickenham and two other men presented themselves at hospital with stab injuries some time after 11:30pm.

Mirko died a short time later and after a post mortem gave the cause of death as a stab injury.

An 18 year old man was arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in custody.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

It’s believed a vehicle fire in Weybridge this morning was started deliberately.

Officers were called to an address in Pennington Drive just before 3am after a blue Land Rover Discovery was spotted ablaze. 

The fire spread to another vehicle and to the house but no-one was injured. 

A male suspect in dark clothing is reported to have used an object to smash the window of the vehicle.   

He is then believed to have cycled to Castle Road where he placed his bike in the back of a black estate vehicle before being driven away.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:47 pm  

Hundreds of drivers in Surrey have been stopped over mobile phone use at the wheel as part of a road safety campaign.

Police used an unmarked HGV lorry and unmarked police cars to detect those on the M25 not in proper control of their vehicle. 

662 people were injured in road traffic collisions last year in Surrey; 24 of these were fatal. 

During a week of action as part of Operation Tramline, 173 vehicles were stopped across Surrey and Sussex. 

This included checks on 115 goods vehicles, of which 43 were HGVs. 

Because of the size of vehicle, these are the ones which could cause the most harm and risk if there is a road traffic collision. 

Officers found that of the 173 vehicles stopped, 105 were for offences related to mobile phone use. 

There were also 49 drivers who were found to not be wearing their seatbelts. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:43 pm  

Richmond Park’s MP says the Government is attempting to “rewrite” its own involvement in Hammersmith Bridge’s reopening.

The Government has confirmed it will pay £2.93million towards the £8.8million stabilisation project already given the go-ahead.

But Sarah Olney says a cost-sharing deal between the Department for Transport and Hammersmith and Fulham Council was proposed last year.

She says the government’s efforts to reopen the bridge, which closed in 2019 due to structural concerns, have been “far below the mark.”

 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

There's going to be a government compensation scheme for those who helped uncover an IT scandal at the Post Office.

The Treasury says it'll allow sub-postmasters to get the same recognition as those who had their convictions quashed.

Computer glitches wrongly suggested money was missing.

And while £43-million was awarded by the High Court in 2019, members of the group only got a fraction of it.

They included Seema Misra who ran the West Byfleet office. 

The 46 year old was sentenced to 15 months in prison in 2010 despite being eight weeks pregnant with her second child.

She spent 4 months at Bronzefield Women’s Prison in Ashford. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

CCTV video has been released, as part of a six-month long murder investigation in Croydon.





35-year-old Leroy Mitchell was shot at around 5am on the 2nd of October, after leaving a silent disco on Birdhurst road.

Detective Chief Inspector Katherine Goodwin says he went to a number of numbers before the party, so they’re hoping someone will recognise him.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:36 pm  

A minister's defending the government's handling of P&O's sacking of 800 permanent staff, after the transport secretary was made aware the night before

Grant Shapps was told about the job losses - which saw employees made redundant with no notice last week.

Sutton MP Paul Scully, whose brief covers small business, insists he knew nothing about the situation - and explains why his colleague didn't intervene.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:26 pm  

A mansion in Wimbledon which formerly belonged to Julie Andrews has gone on the market for £16.5m

West Lodge was built in 1894, and is Grade II* listed, although there are approved plans to redevelop it.

The first floor includes a separate studio apartment, in addition to an en-suite guest bedroom.

Plans for the basement include a cinema room, massage room, and a wine cellar with a tasting room next to it.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:16 pm  

Three men have been stabbed on Hounslow High Street

On Sunday, at around 4.20am, police were called to a non-residential property.

A 26-year-old, a 21-year-old and an 18-year-old were sent to hospital, but the injuries aren’t deemed to be life changing.

No arrests have been made and enquiries continue.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:08 am  

Brentford manager Thomas Frank expects Cristian Eriksen will join up with the Denmark squad eventually, following his recent positive Covid test

The midfielder is due to represent his country for the first time since collapsing following a cardiac arrest at last summer's Euros.

Eriksen's starred for Brentford since returning to action last month.

His club boss hopes he can soon just focus on what he enjoys doing.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:47 am  

Kingston’s Council leader says the authority is working to reduce its housing target set out in the London Plan

Andreas Kirsch says he wants to get the 964 homes per year quota set by Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, down. 

Mr Kirsch says the council’s responsibility is to the 3,000 people who are currently on its social housing waiting list. 

But he says this comes into conflict with some developers wanting to build in the borough. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:25 am  

COVID-19 testing sites in Richmond have begun the process of closing down

They’ll shut at the end of the month in line with Government plans to end free-universal testing.   

The sites will be closed for both pre-booked and walk-in appointments and the centres dismantled. 

The council says people still need to take appropriate measures to help curb the spread of COVID as rates have been increasing.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:02 am  

Monday, 21 March 2022

Police are hunting or two men after an elderly man was defrauded of £1000 in Weybridge.

The suspects are described as south Asian men in their 30s or 40s, and of medium and stocky build, one wearing a black beanie hat and dark shirt and trousers.  

Any witnesses are urged to contact police on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:35 pm  

A man has been left with a broken nose and two teeth knocked out after an assault on a train from Stamford Bridge.

 Police have released images of a man they want to speak to in connection with the assault on Sunday 23rd January at 8:30pm.

Anyone with any information is urged to contact police on 101.




posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:32 pm  

Tyrick Mitchell and Kyle Walker-Peters have both been called up to the England squad for the first time.

 The Crystal Palace and Southampton full-backs have been added to the group ahead of friendlies against Switzerland and Ivory Coast at Wembley.

West Brom goalkeeper Sam Johnstone has also been recalled alongside Aston Villa forward Ollie Watkins.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:28 pm  

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe's calling for an end to the detention of other dual nationals still held in Iran.

The 43-year-old's been speaking publicly for the first time since her release last week.

She says being reunited with her family after six years was 'precious' - but suggested her freedom wasn't 'complete' while others remain locked up.

Sitting next to her was Roxanne Tahbaz, who says her father, a wildlife documentary maker from Hammersmith, should be home too.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

Kew Gardens is the most Instagrammable botanical garden in the world, according to new research.

OnBuy Greenhouses found around 750,000 hashtags associated with it.

That’s nearly three times as much as Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania, which is in second place.

The study praised the 50,000 different plants at Kew.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Richmond Council has met with residents to try and move a proposed sports ground redevelopment forward.

The proposals include a new pavilion at Moormead Rec in St Margaret’s, featuring toilets, a café and sports storage space.

£150,000 has been allocated for the project which has already been approved by the council.  

Friends of Moormead and Moormead Community and Sports Pavillion Charity are working with Richmond Council on it. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:21 pm  

The Deputy Prime Minister has told Jackie News the release of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe could not have happened sooner.

She returned home to London in the early hours of Thursday following six years in jail in Tehran.  

Her initial release on furlough was secured while Dominic Raab was Foreign Secretary in 2020. 

Mr Raab, who is the MP for Esher and Walton, says he really believes Nazanin’s final release could not have come sooner than it did.  

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:18 pm  

A consortium of Chelsea season ticket holders is thought to be among the bidders for the Premier League club

A number of groups put in offers before Friday's deadline, with many promising to give fans a say in how its run.

Roman Abramovich's time as owner appears to be nearing an end after he was sanctioned by the government.

Former Chelsea winger Pat Nevin says he's optimistic there'll be a positive resolution.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:27 pm  

The Metropolitan Police is aiming to appeal the ruling that it acted unlawfully during the vigil for Sarah Everard

The High Court said that the force breached the rights of the organisers during the event on Clapham Common.

The Met says “it’s absolutely right that we are held to account” but they need “absolute clarity” on what’s expected of them by law.

Their defence there was no exception for protests in the COVID rules at the time.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:15 pm  

A dog has been rescued from a house fire in Chiswick

Fire crews were called on Saturday to Binns Road, where one dog ran out uninjured, but another was trapped inside.

The brigade says “there were a lot of possessions and clutter inside the house” and that “hoarding means exit routes can become blocked”.

There were no reports of any human injuries, and the animals were looked over by the RSPCA.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:32 am  

Key workers in Chelsea are getting better access to affordable housing.

Kensington and Chelsea Council has introduced the Key Worker and Intermediate Housing Policy. 

Rental rates will be tied to the lowest London Living Rent and homes will be set aside for those in qualifying professions. 

These include people working in state schools, the NHS and the fire brigade.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:22 am  

The Mayor of London says he's 'extremely concerned' by what he calls the government's 'lack of progress' on Grenfell Tower recommendations

Phase one of an inquiry into the fire in 2017 outlined 12 steps, including to change laws around building safety.

Sadiq Khan says none of the recommendations have been completed.

Though the city's Fire Commissioner Andy Roe says they've implemented new 'policies, practices and training.'

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:37 am  

A third wave of UK-wide university strikes begins today with a five day walkout

Staff at 40 universities, including Royal Holloway in Egham, begin five days of action today, with another 27 next week.

More than 50,000 staff are involved in the action over pay, conditions and pensions.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:21 am  

The Wandsworth Arts Fringe Festival returns in June following a two year hiatus

Over £32,000 has been awarded to 18 creative companies and organisations, some with international acclaim. 

The festival will feature theatre groups, an eco-fashion show and a street party. 

The annual event is being welcomed back to theatres, streets, schools and galleries after two years of social distancing due to the pandemic.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:01 am  

Sunday, 20 March 2022

Hundreds of British Airways passengers were forced to go home without their baggage at Heathrow Airport.

Operational issues were to blame for the chaos which caused cancellation of more than 25 flights on Saturday.

Passengers were left frustrated not knowing what had happened to their baggage or cancelled flights 

The airline has apologised "We know how frustrating this is and our teams are working incredibly hard to return luggage as soon as possible.”


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:53 pm  

The engineering team which created a system which allowed Hammersmith Bridge to reopen has won an award.

They created a temperature control system, which looked at the root of the problem.

The judges at the Bridges Awards say, “no doubt new techniques have been developed which will be published for use on other bridges”.

Work to stabilise the bridge started at the end of last month.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:41 pm  

Croydon Council says it is set to meet its “ambitious” target of installing 400 new electric vehicle charging points.

When the remaining 94 are introduced next month, the authority will have exceeded its original goal, reaching a total of 435.

It’s part of the council’s plans to boost sustainable travel in response to the climate crisis.

The charging points will be spread across 51 different sites in the borough.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:07 am  

Hounslow Council is set to invest a quarter of a million pounds into boosting social care recruitment across the borough.

It’s launching the ‘Hounslow Care Sector Skills Academy.’ 

Funded by the Government’s Covid Grant Scheme, it will allow people to retrain in the social care sector.

No prior experience is needed.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:06 am  

Merton Council has cancelled its plans to enter into a contract with Russian gas firm Gazprom.

The authority has switched to a new supplier but says the decision will have big financial implications.

Merton has instead agreed to award a one-year contract to Corona Energy for gas supplies to its public buildings from next month.

These include council offices, libraries, leisure centres and some schools.

Merton is now asking ministers for financial support to help it make up the lost revenue.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:05 am  

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