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Saturday, 16 April 2022

Glaxosmithkline has announced that its going to buy a Californian cancer treatment company in a 1.5-billion-pound deal

GSK, whose headquarters are in Brentford, says the deal represents a 60% premium on shares in Sierra Oncology, a biopharma firm.

The proposed acquisition bolsters the healthcare giant’s strategy of building a new portfolio of speciality medicines.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:09 pm  

Summer getaway optimism has helped send shares flying in the airline industry

British Airways owner International Airline Group led the FTSE100 index with a gain of 3% or 3.8p to 144p.

EasyJet shares also rose 15p as the industry expects booking for this summer to build significantly after Easter.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:12 pm  

The Poppy Factory in Richmond is looking for volunteers as it continues to celebrate its centenary

The site which opened in 1922, supports veterans with health conditions to find employment.

It’s also responsible for the production of the Remembrance Sunday wreaths and poppies.

Volunteers are needed to help run the charity’s front of house at the factory.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:51 pm  

Pontus Jansson's last-minute header gave Brentford a third successive Premier League win this afternoon against Watford at Vicarage Road

 The Bees took the lead after 15 minutes with a goal from. Christian Norgaard.

The home side equalised just after half time.

The result leaves Brentford comfortably in mid-table, but 19th-placed Watford are now six points adrift of safety.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:41 pm  

Wandsworth Council says there is still time for local groups to apply for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Micro-Grant Fund

The Fund offers grants of between £200 and £500 to run events and £1000 for larger legacy projects.

Events should be inclusive, creative and commemorate the Jubilee for years to come.

Residents are also being encouraged to organise street parties over the four-day Bank Holiday weekend from 2-5 June.

 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:29 pm  

Two Surrey mansions are among property worth £800 million said to be owned in Britain by sanctioned Russian billionaires

Hamstone House near Weybridge is near the top of a list drawn up by investigative journalists from the BBC.

It’s said to be owned by a Cypriot company with links to the billionaire Oleg Deripaska   

Another estate, Sutton Place near Guildford is owned by the oligarch Alisha Usmanov.

As well as country manors the list includes exclusive London properties owned by Roman Abramovich and others,

Researchers say it shows how important the UK has become to wealthy Russians as both investment opportunity and second home.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:27 pm  

A police officer who knocked down and killed a pedestrian in Hounslow has been banned from policing

33 year-old Daniel Francis was pursuing another vehicle along Whitton Road when his car struck 23 year-old Earth-scientist Andrew Brown on a zebra crossing.

Two months ago Francis admitted causing death by dangerous driving when he appeared at the Old Bailey.

He was sentenced to twelve months in prison suspended for two years for the offence, which happened in November 2019.

His ban from policing and dismissal from the Met follows findings of gross misconduct by the Independent Office for Police conduct.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:20 pm  

Brentford boss Thomas Frank admits they’re having a ‘remarkable’ first season in the Premiere League.

Having done enough to avoid the relegation zone this season, Frank says the team has had great focus.

The Londoners can make it three wins in a row this afternoon with a victory over strugglers Watford.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:15 am  

Olympic medalist Iwan Thomas is preparing to take part in a massive charity trek in aid of the Royal Marsden.
The specialist cancer hospital is currently building a brand new £70 million treatment and research facility at its Sutton site

Iwan is heading to Machu Pichu in Peru this September to raise funds for the build. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

Police are appealing for witnesses after an assault in Chertsey at The Victory Pub, Station Road on Wednesday, 6 April.

It happened at around 6:30pm. The victim was punched, kicked, and then pushed through a fence outside the premises.

It’s also believed that a second victim was attacked inside the pub.

The suspect was seen walking towards the train station at around 6:40pm. Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

120,000 people in Richmond have now had their Covid booster vaccine.

A series of pop-up NHS clinics are going to launch next week across the borough to try and encourage more to have theirs.  

The first one will be at the Age UK Twickenham Wellbeing Centre next Thursday between midday and 5pm. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:40 am  

Friday, 15 April 2022

Protesters have blocked four of London's busiest bridges as many of us hit the road for the Easter getaway.

Hundreds of Extinction Rebellion activists were on Waterloo, Blackfriars, Lambeth and Westminster bridges - calling for an end to new fossil fuel investments.

The Metropolitan Police say they're attempting to control the disruption.

Earlier this month protesters blocked oil tankers leaving the Esso West oil terminal in Heathrow.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

A person has been taken to hospital after falling ill at Aldi in New Malden.

London Ambulance Service was called to the supermarket on St John’s Road at 3:25pm to reports of a person who’d fallen unwell.

An ambulance crew, an advanced paramedic, a medic in a car, a team leader and an incident response officer were sent out.

They treated the person on scene and took them to hospital.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

A consortium led by the Ricketts family - which owns baseball franchise the Chicago Cubs - has withdrawn its offer to buy Chelsea.

The bid had attracted protests from some fans, with the patriarch - Joe Ricketts - accused of Islamophobia three years ago.

The move leaves three remaining contenders.

They are consortiums led by LA Dodgers part-owner Todd Boehly, Boston Celtics co-owner Steve Pagliuca and former Liverpool chairman Sir Martin Broughton.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Officers are investigating a burglary in Hounslow.

On Thursday the 7th at around 9pm four men armed with a baseball bat and a crowbar forced entry to a property on Redwood Estate.

Described as having Irish accents and wearing black clothing, they threatened the occupants and stole a large amount of jewellery. 

Any witnesses or anyone with dash cam footage in the area at this time is urged to contact police on 101.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:08 pm  

Richmond’s popular grassed terraces are to close to the public for around 6 weeks.

The green area is situated in front of the row of restaurants on the riverside.

New turf is being laid and footfall will need to be restricted so it can establish effectively. 



posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:17 pm  

The Prime Minister says he expects government plans to send some migrants to Rwanda to be "challenged in the courts"

It's been criticised as "cruel and nasty" by charities, while Labour's called the move "unethical". 

Tens of thousands of asylum seekers who've crossed the English Channel in small boats could be flown to the African country. 

Labour peer Lord Dubs of Battersea came to the UK from Prague in the Second World War - he thinks ministers could encounter problems.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:29 pm  

An extinction rebellion activist has begun a new hunger strike, after being refused bail

Emma Smart from Weymouth stopped eating for 26 days while in HMP Bronzefield in Ashford last year, for her part in Insulate Britain protests.

She’s now being held at Charing Cross Police Station after glueing herself to a government building.

Nine people were arrested during the action at the Business and Energy office.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:15 am  

A man has been convicted of murdering a 16-year-old in Thornton Heath last year

20-year-old Byron Whyne had previously made a series of threats towards Damarie Roye, who was friends with a former girlfriend.

He was also found guilty of attempted GBH relating to a different incident in Croydon in 2020.

He’ll be sentenced at the end of this month.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:05 am  

A concert conductor who has appeared all over the world is taking his own orchestra to Richmond Theatre

The Last Night of the Spring Proms is on the 24th of April.

Anthony Inglis, who started conducting at school at the age of 6 years old, will be appearing with the London Concert Orchestra.

 He says music is a great healer. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:28 am  

It’s not just airport passengers who are being warned to expect big delays this Easter weekend

Train users are also being urged to double check details of their journeys. 

Signalling upgrades and track laying are due to take place at Clapham Junction. 

This means will be no Southern services between Victoria, a linking station for Gatwick Express, and East Croydon over the 4-day break.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:15 am  

A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, after a stabbing in Croydon

Police were called yesterday just after 5.45pm to London Road.

The victim’s condition is currently unknown.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:07 am  

Thursday, 14 April 2022

Two men have been jailed for a burglary in Esher.

















70-year-old David Parsons and 53-year-old Karl West broke into a house in Esher in January.

They woke up their victim who spotted them in his garden shining torches. 

Officers deployed to the scene and began to search the area arresting the pair, who were on foot, a short while later.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:31 pm  

91 visas have been awarded to refugees looking to live in Wandsworth.

This is the 29th highest number for any authority in the country.

As of today, 8,061 offers of accommodation have been approved with an additional 82 underway.

DBS checks need to be completed on all individuals in the receiving household aged 16 or over. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:25 pm  

A house in Mitcham has been closed down for continued incidents of anti-social behaviour.

Merton Council officers were alerted to the property in Radnor Close after neighbours complained about numerous late-night parties. 

Several warning letters were sent to the landlord and tenants last month, which were allegedly “disregarded”. 

The council decided to apply to the courts for a Premises Closure Order which was granted and will last three months. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:20 pm  

Some people crossing the Channel illegally will soon be sent around 4.000 away to Rwanda.

The Prime Minister pointed to a broken asylum system and the need to tackle gangs of people smugglers to justify the controversial plans.

But charities have slammed the move describing it as "cruel and nasty".

The leader of the Liberal Democrats and MP for Kingston and Surbiton, Sir Ed Davey, doesn't see how it'll work.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Chelsea director Eugene Tenenbaum has been sanctioned by the government because of his links to its owner Roman Abramovich.

Together with David Davidovich, another associate of the Russian oligarch, assets worth £10-billion have been frozen.

That’s said to be the largest in British history. 

Mr Abramovich is currently in the process of selling Chelsea.

Bidders have until today to submit their final offer.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:28 pm  

The Marsden March returns this May.

Walkers will march between the Sutton and Chelsea hospital sites.

Money raised will go towards the new Oak Cancer Centre which is being built at the Sutton site.

It’s aiming to start taking in patients in the new year. 

Tara Kelly has been receiving treatment at the Marsden.

She explains why raising money for the Marsden is so important.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

A Met Police officer who knocked down and killed a pedestrian during a police chase in Whitton has been banned from policing.

33 year old Daniel Francis pleaded guilty to causing death by careless driving following the incident November 2019. 

He was handed a suspended jail sentence. 

An investigation found gross misconduct allegations were proven against him and he was dismissed without notice. 

Francis was also placed on the police "barred" list following the Independent Office for Police Conduct hearing yesterday. 

23 year old Andrew Brown was killed as he crossed Whitton Road.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

A campaign from charity Crimestoppers which helps young people in Merton to feel and remain safe, has launched for the second time.

Fearless aims to fight violence, including knife crime, by encouraging youngsters to report their concerns 100% anonymously. 

The initiative includes interactive workshops in schools to help children understand the consequences of criminal activity.   

To find out more, go to fearless dot org.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

The government says a scheme to deter asylum seekers from crossing the English Channel is a potentially "groundbreaking" and a "humane step forward"

Some migrants could be sent 6,000 miles away to Rwanda, and integrated with communities there.

Human Rights Watch says the proposal is unethical, and cruel.

Brentford Labour MP Ruth Cadbury says it's "cruel and inhumane", while Battersea Labour MP Marsha De Cordova says "it's unnecessarily costly and incredibly cruel".

Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he expects a court challenge, but it’s compliant with international law.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:15 pm  

The most expensive takeover in world sport should move a step closer today, with groups interested in buying Chelsea having to submit their final bids by midnight

Groups led by Steve Pagluica, as well as the Ricketts family and consortiums led by Sir Martin Broughton and Todd Boehly, have all been told they must guarantee at least £1bn of investment.

Reporter Mark Kleinman says that's on top of the purchase price.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:24 pm  

Climate activists have climbed on top of an oil tanker at the Chiswick Roundabout

It’s causing widespread disruption and police are advising people to avoid the area.

The Just Stop Oil campaign has been targeting oil tankers across the country in recent days, including at Heathrow.

The group is calling for an end to all new fossil fuel investments.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:04 am  

Lord Wolfson has quit as justice minister following Boris Johnson's fine for breaking lockdown rules

Shadow Justice Secretary and Croydon North MP Steve Reed asks “what does this mean for Lord Chancellor Dominic Raab”.

He accuses the Esher MP of “condoning law-breaking”.

Yesterday, two of the Prime Minister's own MPs called for his resignation over the issue.

The PM, his wife and the chancellor were all given a fixed penalty notice for attending a party in Downing Street in June 2020.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:47 am  

Two free water safety events are to be held in Walton and Virginia Water at the end of the month

The events are being hosted by Surrey Fire and Rescue Service. 

The first is at The Crowns Estate in Virginia Water on Sunday the 24th between 11am and 2pm. 

The second is at Cowey Sale in Walton between 11am and 3pm on the 30th. 

Residents will be able to meet water safety experts from different organisations such as the RNLI and Surrey Search and Rescue. 

They’ll learn what to do in an emergency and watch live water rescue demonstrations. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:24 am  

A “dino dig” is taking place in Tolworth today

It’s part of a number of events marking Triassic Tolworth. 

Todays dig is taking place at the station forecourt. 

The month long events are being organised by not-for-profit group, The Community Brain. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:12 am  

Wednesday, 13 April 2022

Northcote Road in Clapham will be pedestrianised again this weekend.

The popular route will be closed to vehicles every weekend until September.

It’s to help give businesses a boost following the easing of COVID rules. 

Having proved successful last summer, the scheme is being repeated this year.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

A champion racing driver has been fined after a racist rant at a Heathrow worker.

48-year-old Jamie Spence saw that £700 worth of damage had been caused to his car while he’d been away.

A court heard how he pulled the arm of a man in a turban, and used a  racial slur, believing he was a muslim.

Mr Spence has to pay around £1,000.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

The ambulance service which looks after Surrey says it has taken over 3,000 calls a day recently.

South East Coast Ambulance is urging the public to use 999 wisely ahead of what is expected to be a busy Easter Bank Holiday weekend.

Staff say they are expecting to answer in-excess of 10,000 calls over the four days.

They’re reminding people of the need to make use of alternatives to calling 999, including 111, if they are not facing an emergency. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

A £10,000 bottle of wine has been stolen from a storage unit in Long Ditton.

The owner of the wine noticed last Wednesday that around 300 bottles had been stolen.

It’s believed the burglary happened between the 26th of March and the 6th of April.

The wine is a Chez Villa Casa wine from California, and will be the only one of its kind in the UK.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

Do you know your Pipistrelle from your Noctule?

Well, if you are planning on visiting Boston Manor Park in Brentford, you may be in with a chance of seeing both types of bat. 

A number of special boxes have been installed across the green space to encourage the flying mammals. 

We’re told the best time to go bat-spotting is in the summer months at sunset or sunrise.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Police have been called in to investigate a fire in Tooting.

Emergency crews were called yesterday at around 12.30pm to Flowersmead.

The brigade were able to see the fire as somebody used 999Eye to live stream the event.

One man was taken to hospital and half of a four-roomed flat was damaged.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

A woman from Weybridge who subjected passengers and a train manager to an unprovoked tirade of abuse has been jailed.

 


49 year old Trisha Clifton pleaded guilty to religiously aggravated behaviour and being in breach of a Criminal Behaviour Order.

While on board a train to Reading she threatened staff while gesturing as if she was holding a gun. 

Clifton’s been handed 6 months behind bars. 



posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Chelsea supporters' group True Blues, led by former captain John Terry, has given its backing to Steve Pagliuca's bid to buy the club

The US billionaire's leading one of four consortiums on the shortlist, ahead of tomorrow's deadline to submit final offers.

Correspondent Mark Kleinman says they're all well-backed and credible proposals.

The club's up for sale after owner Roman Abramovich was sanctioned following Russia's invasion of Ukraine.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

The footbridge which crosses the Grand Union Canal in Brentford is to be replaced.

The crossing, located at Boston Manor Park, closed to the public last year due to safety concerns following an inspection. 

It was showing signs of rot and had become unsteady, making it unsafe for public use.

A new metal span is planned to replace the current wooden one. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

More than 25% of children in the UK are estimated to live with an adult who has experienced domestic abuse and violence.

Now, a new study, is looking to better understand how these young people can be supported when they need help.

The research is being conducted by a number of universities, domestic violence charity SafeLives and Research in Practice.

Professor of Social Work at Kingston University, Rick Hood says often mothers in these situations are treated inadequately.  


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

A two year partnership study with Kingston University is now underway to better enhance the UK’s response to domestic abuse and child protection.

More than 25% of children and young people estimated to live with an adult have experienced domestic abuse and violence.

The study is being conducted with the University of Sheffield, University of Huddersfield, domestic violence charity SafeLives and Research in Practice.

Funded by the Nuffield Foundation, the study comes at a time following the pandemic which saw an increase in children coming into care.

Professor of Social Work at Kingston, Rick Hood says the study is necessary to help understand how children at risk are supported.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:41 pm  

The government's being urged to rethink its move to introduce calories on menus in England

An open letter's been published by eating disorder campaigners saying the change - which came in a week ago - is already having a detrimental effect.

Scotland's also opened a consultation on making calorie labels mandatory.

But Earlsfield-based campaigner Hope Virgo, from the Hearts, Minds, Genes Coalition for eating disorders, says they shouldn't rush into it.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:25 pm  

Three men have been arrested as part of a crackdown into catalytic converter thefts in Richmond and Kingston

Police were called just before 10.30 last night to Whitton.

They found a car driving erratically, which failed to stop, and they pursued it towards Wandsworth until it crashed.

Among the accusations are possession of an offensive weapon, and the three remain in custody.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:17 pm  

Opposition parties are calling for the Prime Minister to resign over lockdown breaches - with two polls saying more than half of voters agree

Boris Johnson's apologised after receiving a fine over a June 2020 event where he was presented with a birthday cake.

Spelthorne Tory MP Kwasi Kwarteng is being criticised for his response.

He says “there is a deadly war on European soil and we are recovering from a global pandemic” and “we now need to put this behind us”.

A number of people tweeted the story of an NHS worker who had to call the family of a man on his deathbed due to coronavirus as a reply.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:06 am  

Chelsea's reign as European champions is over after a dramatic 5-4 aggregate defeat to Real Madrid in their Champions League quarter-final

The holders won their second leg 3-2 in the Spanish capital but it wasn't enough to take them through to the last four.

Boss Thomas Tuchel says he's proud of the performance and felt his team deserved to progress.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:39 am  

A teacher from London has been found guilty of grooming two children in the Middle East

49-year-old Paul Shinn taught at a school in the UAE for around 15 years, until he was dismissed in 2019.

He initially gained their trust by offering them gifts and trips, before exposing them to adult materials.

He was convicted of five crimes at Kingston Crown Court, and sentenced to 10 years in prison.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:21 am  

MPs say "emails from outraged constituents are pouring in" after Boris Johnson was fined for breaking lockdown rules

Boris Johnson says he has an 'obligation' to remain in his post as Prime Minister - despite being fined for breaking lockdown rules.

He's had to pay £50 after attending a gathering in Downing Street on his birthday in 2020 where he was presented with a cake.

Two separate polls suggest more than half of voters think he should step down.

Chancellor Rishi Sunak's also apologised - but says he's 'focused on delivering for the British people'.

Twickenham Lib Dem MP Munira Wilson says “emails from outraged constituents are pouring in”, including from an NHS nurse who says the pandemic caused them to be “pushed to the limit”.

Mitcham and Morden Labour MP Siobhain McDonagh says “emails are coming in angrier and more personal than I have known them”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:18 am  

Tuesday, 12 April 2022

US billionaire Steve Pagliuca says he'll be submitting a "substantial and credible" offer for Chelsea later this week - and is confident it'll meet the government's requirements.

He's heading one of four shortlisted consortiums which are attempting to take over the Premier League club from Roman Abramovich, who's been sanctioned over Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

Pagliuca's pledged to continue the team's success and renovate or redevelop Stamford Bridge.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:30 pm  

Dan Evans has begun his campaign at the Monte Carlo Masters tennis with a victory.

The British number two's beaten French qualifier Benjamin Bonzi in straight sets in the first round, winning 6-love 7-6.

Evans knocked out six time Wimbledon Champion Novak Djokovic on his way to the semi-finals at last year's tournament.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Kingston Hospital has launched its “Spring Home for Easter” campaign.

The aim is to get more patients returned to their own homes in time for the long weekend.  

Staff at Kingston are focusing on getting them well enough to leave within the next couple of days.

They’ll work with a patient’s family or carers to ensure the right support is waiting for them. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:30 pm  

A woman and three people have been taken to hospital after a carbon monoxide leak in Clapham.

The brigade was called yesterday just after 10pm to a residential block on the William Bonney estate.

They found the leak was coming from an industrial boiler in the basement.

We’re being advised to fit carbon monoxide alarms, as the fumes can kill in minutes.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

A photo has been released of a man following a burglary in Epsom.

On Saturday, it’s believed two people entered the home on Chessington Road just after midday.

They entered through the front door and stole the person’s car.

The picture shows a man with a facemask pulled down staring at the camera.

You can find the picture on our Jackie News Twitter feed.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:30 pm  

The Polish White Eagle Club in Balham has been honoured in Downing Street.

It’s for the humanitarian aid provided by staff and volunteers. 

They started collecting food, clothing and medical necessities at the start of the war, which were then driven to refugee centres in Poland. 

The club also helps support some 15,000 children evacuated from orphanages in Ukraine through its work with councils there. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

Armed police searched a house in Banstead yesterday after members of the public reported seeing a gun.

Witnesses called police saying they’d spotted the alleged weapon in a vehicle travelling along the M23 at around 3.30pm.

Officers searched the car at a property and found an air soft pistol, which the owner had purchased legally. 

The owner was given strong words of advice as police say the pistol could have been mistaken for a viable firearm.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

A young person has been arrested in Morden, after being found with a handgun.

Police were patrolling in the area, when a group of youths saw them and ran.

They were stopped, and a search found the black gun.

Officers are investigating the validity of the weapon.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:30 pm  

A man’s been stabbed in Roehampton.

Police were called to Danebury Avenue just after 3 o’clock yesterday afternoon. 

A man in his 20s was found with stab injuries; his condition is not life-threatening or life-changing.

There have been no arrests at this time. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:01 pm  

Chelsea will need to produce one of the Champions League's most memorable comebacks tonight if they're to continue their defence of the trophy.

The holders go into the second leg of their quarter-final at Real Madrid 3-1 down.

They managed to overturn the same deficit against Napoli on their way to winning the competition in 2012.

Ex-Chelsea goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer's hopeful they can pull it off again.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

A motorcyclist is in hospital with serious injuries following an accident near Thorpe Park.

Officers were called to a collision between a Yamaha bike and a Volvo car on the Thorpe Bypass just after 5pm yesterday.

A man in his 30s was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

It's been confirmed the Prime Minister and the Chancellor will both be fined for breaking Covid regulations.

Lib Dem leader and Kingston MP, Sir Ed Davey, has been leading calls for Boris Johnson’s resignation.

He’s now calling for Parliament to be recalled for a vote of “no confidence “ in the prime Minister. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:14 pm  

A photographer, convicted of sexually assaulting an aspiring actress in his studio in Fulham, has been jailed.

55 year old Pascal Molliere from Hampshire, carried out the attack during a photo shoot at a warehouse in 2010.

He has been sentenced to three years behind bars for the assault on the then 22 year old. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Lib Dem leader and Kingston MP Sir Ed Davey's statement in full following news Boris Johnson broke lock-down rules and will be fined.

 Responding to the news, Liberal Democrat Leader Ed Davey said: 

“The country cannot have criminals and liars leading our Government, especially at a time of national and international crisis.

“Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak took the country’s sacrifices for granted, while they broke the law to party in Downing Street. They are not fit to hold office. If they had a shred of decency, they would resign. 

 

“Parliament should be recalled immediately so that MPs can hold a vote of no confidence. Conservative MPs must do their patriotic duty and kick these criminals out of Government once and for all.”


However, it is our understanding that Parliament cannot be recalled unless asked for by the Prime Minister. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:42 pm  

Fire has broken out at a flat in Tooting.

Part of the ground floor of the building in Flowersmead caught light just after midday.

There are no reports of any injuries at the moment. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:07 pm  

The RSPCA is investigating what it’s calling a “shocking” act of animal cruelty in Wallington.

The remains of a husky type dog were found yesterday afternoon in Vanguard Way. 

The exact details of the find are too alarming to report, but the dog was found wrapped in a bin bag. 

RSPCA officers at the scene say they believe its microchip had been removed before it was discarded. 

The charity is liaising with the police and wants anyone with information about the animal to come forward. 

This can be on 101 or to the charity, confidentially, on 0300 123 8018.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:45 pm  

British Airways has told us there is “no truth” in claims staff shortages at Heathrow are because of an issue surrounding pay

It’s as some staff say they are being asked to work on the reduced level of income temporarily agreed during the COVID pandemic.   

BA cancelled around 60 domestic or European flights to or from the airport yesterday and more than 100 last week. 

Bosses maintain the staff shortages are COVID related. 

BA's statement in full:

“Aviation has been one of the industries worst hit by the pandemic and airlines and airports are experiencing the same issues rebuilding their operations while managing the continuing impact of Covid. We are also building a completely new subsidiary at Gatwick while increasing the size of our schedule at Heathrow.

So while the vast majority of our flights continue to operate as planned, as a precaution we've slightly reduced our schedule between now and the end of May as we ramp back up.

We've apologised to customers who are affected by this and to limit the inconvenience have re-booked them onto earlier or later flights on the same day they were originally due to travel where possible. We're also offering them the opportunity to book onto an alternative flight or request a full refund.”


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:02 am  

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel says it would make a "fantastic script" if they were to come back from 3-1 down and beat Real Madrid tonight

The holders are at risk of losing their grip on the Champions League trophy heading into the second leg of their quarter-final in the Spanish capital.

Tuchel admits it's "unlikely" they'll go through, but hasn't given up hope.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:03 am  

A new “borrowing” shop is opening in Hammersmith

The “Library of Things” will work like a normal book library but offer household items like steam cleaners and DIY tools. 

It’s hoped the new community space will help inspire residents to borrow at a low cost rather than buy new things. 

The library will launch in the Livat Mall in June.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:03 am  

The Met Police’s attempt to appeal against a high court ruling over Sarah Everard’s vigil has been thrown out

Judges called it a “hopeless attempt to appeal the facts” and that some of the arguments “lacked coherence”.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan says he welcomes the ruling.

The Met was taken to court by Reclaim These Streets following the vigil for the woman from Clapham.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:06 am  

Monday, 11 April 2022

Macmillan Cancer Support is urging cancer patients struggling with the cost of living to get in touch.

Last year the charity gave over £300,000 in hardship grants to patients in London. 

“Karen” from Worcester Park received a grant after being diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma in 2017. 

She is one of the many patients who need financial help to pay for soaring energy costs.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Over 140 pets have been lost in Kingston over the last year.

That’s according to charity, the RSPCA which has teamed up with Animal Search UK to help reunite missing animals and their owners. 

The organisations will cross reference information on strays coming in to their centres and people reporting their pets as lost. 

Around 10,000 pets were reported missing across the UK last year with owners being urged to make sure their animals are micro-chipped.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Unpaid carers in Richmond are to benefit from free home sensors to help them support vulnerable people as part of a pilot project.

The wireless discreet sensors can monitor movement, temperature and door activity and relay the results to a smart phone. 

It will alert carers by text or email when they are away from the home of person they care for, if any problems arise during their absence.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:59 pm  

The chairman of the world's richest basketball league has joined one of the consortia preparing to table final takeover bids for Chelsea FC.

Larry Tanenbaum chairs the National Basketball Association, or NBA and owns a host of North American sports teams.

According to Sky Sports News, he is among the investors backing Steve Pagliuca's offer for the Stamford Bridge club. 

Mr Pagliuca is the private equity billionaire who has made a fortune from his career at Bain Capital. 

Among the group's other co-investors are said to be John Burbank, founder of the San Francisco hedge fund Passport Capital. 

Also, Eduardo Saverin, the Facebook co-founder who was the first investor in the tech organisation.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

It’s emerged Esher and Walton’s MP, Dominic Raab, was among one of the targets of the man found guilty of murdering Sir David Amess.

26 year old Ali Harbi Ali was earlier convicted of Sir David's murder, and also of preparing acts of terrorism.

Mr Raab is Justice Secretary and also Deputy Prime Minister and someone Ali Harbi Ali had researched before he carried out the fatal attack on Sir David. 

Speaking the week after Sir David’s murder, Mr Raab said abuse, especially online abuse, needs to be dealt with. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

A man has been sentenced to four and a half years in prison after pleading guilty to multiple commercial burglary offences.

 


33 year old Bogdan Florea burgled multiple chemists and pharmacies across Surrey, Hampshire and Thames Valley.  

His eight offences took place between July and September last year.

Areas affected included Walton, Henley-on-Thames, Godalming, and Wallingford.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:51 pm  

A Mini Cooper club in Ockham has joined forces with another mini club in the Midlands to raise money and deliver aide to Ukraine.

A convoy of three minis and two vans from the Midlands club set off to deliver the aide last week and are arriving back to Cobham services this afternoon.

40,000 items were collected for their Ukrainian appeal and around £4000 has be raised so far all together.

Paul Stockden from Surbiton, who’s part of the Ockham mini club, tells us more.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:35 pm  

Some leisure centres across Sutton are to offer free membership to people living with Parkinson’s Disease.

The initiative will be launched in a week’s time on Monday the 11th, which is World Parkinson’s Day.

It will give access to gym, swim and group exercise classes. 

All members will also be offered a personalised exercise plan and free carer membership will be available, if required.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Croydon North's MP defends the chancellor saying Rishi Sunak's been "very candid" about his financial arrangements

Mr Sunak's referred himself for an investigation into his financial affairs.

He wants to make sure all his interests were "properly declared" after facing pressure over his wife's tax status.

But Labour's shadow justice secretary and Croydon North MP Steve Reed doesn't think that's enough.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

A man and woman have been treated for smoke inhalation after a fire in Clapham

Crews were called this morning just after 3.30 to North Street, to a takeaway pizza shop with flats above.

It’s believed to have been caused by hot embers coming into contact with grease in the extraction system.

The fire brigade is reminding restaurant owners to clean those systems regularly.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:06 am  

Heathrow Airport's recorded its busiest month since the start of the pandemic as remaining coronavirus restrictions in England end.

4.2m passengers went through the airport in March.

That's nearly an eight-fold increase on the same month last year.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:43 am  

Brentford boss Thomas Frank felt his side's performance in their 2-nil win at home to West Ham was their best of the season

The result moves them 12 points clear of the Premier League relegation zone.

Frank says the display shows how far they've come.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:18 am  

Sunday, 10 April 2022

A mural resembling the work of world-famous street artist Banksy has appeared in Church Street, Weybridge

The stencil depicts a child spraying a peace sign onto the wall in red paint, with a small toy aeroplane or rocket at their feet.

 Banksy’s work which features on the sidewall of a Prezzo restaurant seemingly appeared towards the end of March.

The artwork appears at a time when the nearby neighbourhood is receiving attention for being reportedly owned by wealthy Russians.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:08 pm  

A Ukrainian child refugee has received the same doll that she had to leave behind when travelling to the UK.

Along with her mother Tatyana, they arrived to stay with a sponsor family in Epsom and Ewell as part of the Homes for Ukraine scheme.

The sponsor family contacted the baby bank charity Stripey Stork to get help sourcing some practical items.

The charity uses a model similar to a food bank to help provide essentials to families with young children.

Nicola Dawes, founder and chief executive of the charity said it was a moment of joy and connection.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:37 pm  

Staff shortages are the reason for more flight chaos at Heathrow and Gatwick.

Thousands of travellers are facing last minute cancellation to flights and delays to their Easter journeys. 

Some of the airliners effected, Easyjet and British Airways have been hit by covid illness which in turn has led to a shortage of workers. 

Some flights at both Heathrow and Gatwick are now grounded and passengers are urged to contact their flight operator. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:36 pm  

All flights between the UK, Russia and Ukraine have been cancelled because of airspace restrictions.

Many other flights to and from Asia, including those operated by BA and Virgin Atlantic, may be subject to revised schedules.

Heathrow and Gatwick airport are amongst the worst airports affected by the chaos.

Travellers are advised to check with their airline before travelling.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:40 pm  

A father and son duo from Richmond have broken the world record for clothes hanging

Edward and Rowan Draper took on the challenge in aid of the British Heart Foundation as Rowan has a heart condition.

They had to break the record for the time it takes to hang up ten items of clothing as a team of two.

The previous record stood at 1 minute 8.69 seconds, but the pair smashed it with a time of 56 seconds, while raising over £2,600.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:04 am  

A tiny fox cub has been saved after it became tangled in football goal netting in Hersham

RSPCA officers were called to the garden of a house in Celandine Road by the worried homeowner. 

The cub was caught by his neck and paws and couldn’t free himself.

Officers are asking people to consider putting sports netting away at the end of the day to prevent distress to wildlife.



posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:02 am  

Drivers who leave their engines running in Epsom and Ewell are being targeted in an anti-idling campaign

Council officers will engage with motorists and, when necessary, take enforcement action.

Health experts say engine idling produces pollution and increases the amount of toxic air that we breathe.

They recommend improving air quality to help cut heart disease, reduce lung cancer and prevent asthma.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:04 am  

Company owners in Staines have voted “yes” to renewing the town's Business Improvement District

Turnout in the ballot was 54% with 84% voting in favour.

It means that the Visit Staines BID, which includes 300 companies, will remain in position until March 2027.

The aim of the BID is to raise money to attract shoppers and visitors to the town centre.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:42 am  

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