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Saturday, 11 June 2022

A recreation ground in Norbiton is set to be turned into a boxing gym.

It’s after a committee agreed to invest more than £172,000 in a project to re-open one of the pavilions on the Kingston Road Rec.

The money is coming from a levy paid by developers in the borough.

The work should take six to nine months to complete, with a future funding application expected to reopen the second smaller pavilion.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:04 pm  

Football fans in Walton say they are still hopeful the town’s football club can be saved.

The management at Walton Casuals announced on Thursday that the hunt for a new owner, launched last month, has been unsuccessful. 

They say they are proud that the club will close with no liabilities or debt. 

Next year would have marked its 75th anniversary. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:01 pm  

A 16-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and attempted robbery in Ashtead last night.

Police were called to Stonny Croft at around 6.40pm following reports of a teenager carrying a knife.

He has since been detained under The Mental Health Act and remains in hospital.

No one was injured during the incident and anyone with information is being urged to contact police on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:25 pm  

Merton Council has been allowed to break its £1 million contract with Russian energy giant Gazprom.

The authority called on the Government in March to allow it to exit its partnership on ethical grounds following the war in Ukraine. 

A Government spokesman has confirmed other authorities will also be able to terminate similar contracts. 

Merton was able to cancel before the contract was set to start at the beginning of April without any legal implications. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:30 am  

Three people have been charged with the murder of a man from Hounslow after his remains were found in Buckinghamshire in 2019.

Mohammed Shah Subhani was discovered in woodland near Beaconsfield after his family reported him missing.

The men, aged 25 and 26, will appear at Westminster Magistrates Court today.

They are also facing counts of perverting the course of justice.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:01 am  

Croydon Police are trying to identify a wanted man.




They want to speak to him in connection with an armed robbery that took place in a bookmakers on October 31st last year.

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


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:30 am  

A special fundraiser cricket match will take place in Sutton tomorrow in memory of a former player.

Joe Lunn passed away on his 19th birthday last year from a rare form of cancer.

He was a member of Sutton Cricket Club, where tomorrow’s match is being played, since he was 7 years old. 

Joe’s dad Dave explains how you can be a part of the day. 

The game starts at midday at the club just off Gander Green Lane. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

Ahead of the fifth anniversary of the Grenfell Tower Fire, residents say they are ‘living in the shadow’ of the tragedy.
The structure remain covered in wrapping with the message “Forever in our hearts” and no decision has made on its future.

A garden is currently one of the ideas, but no plans have been submitted.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:05 am  

Two-time Wimbledon Champion Andy Murray goes for a place in the Stuttgart Open tennis final this afternoon.

The former world number one takes on Australian Nick Kyrios in the last four after a straight sets victory over top seed Stefanos Tsitsipas.

Murray has not won an ATP Tour title since 2019.

At the Nottingham Open, Britain’s Dan Evans plays in the semi-finals against American Jack Sock.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 am  

Friday, 10 June 2022

Hounslow is seeing an outbreak of a type of moth that can cause eye and throat irritation in people.

The council says it’s working to remove the caterpillars of the Oak Processionary Moth, which nest in oak tree trunks and branches.

Residents and visitors are being told to avoid contact with them and report sightings to the Forestry Commission’s Tree Alert Service.

The caterpillars are easily recognisable because of their long white hairs and the way they travel in nose-to-tail processions. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

Three people have been arrested after a vehicle theft in Ashtead on Wednesday night.

Officers discovered the suspect had Stolen a Land Rover.

The two other suspects were also caught driving stolen vehicles including another Land Rover and a motorbike used in the theft.

Officers recovered all of these vehicles as well as a second car used by the suspects.


 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Andy Murray is through to the semi-finals of the Stuttgart Open tennis as he continues his preparations for Wimbledon.

The former world number one got a straight-sets victory over top seed Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece.

Murray will face Marton Fucsovics or Nick Kyrgios for a place in the final.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Hounslow is asking carers to have their say in a new survey.

Its as the council looks to mark carers week with a better understating and awareness of caring. 

It comes as many people take on caring responsibilities alone and the council wants to make sure all carers are aware of the support and help available to them. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Kingston Police are hunting for a wanted man.












They are looking to speak with Ramaz Mikadze in connection with six burglaries between July 2018 and October 2019.

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

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:11 pm  

The world-famous Priory Clinic is set to open a new wellbeing site in Wimbledon Park.

Psychotherapists from the Roehampton Hospital will lead the team at the new base with the aim of making access to treatment easier. 

They say they have seen a “tsunami” of enquiries from people seeking help for depression, anxiety and eating disorders. 

In some cases, the rate of enquiry was 40% high last year than the year before. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Surrey County Council is asking residents to suggest locations for more electric charging points.

There have already been over 400 suggestions, but more are required to make sure there is plenty of coverage across the county.

The council has already secured funding for charge points in locations including Woking and Spelthorne.

Residents are able to have their say on an interactive map.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:04 pm  

Hounslow’s parks team is urging visitors to its parks and open spaces to be aware of Moth infestations.

The infestations of caterpillars can cause eye and throat irritations in humans and cause oak trees to be stripped of their leaves.

They can be easily spotted by their long white hairs and the way they travel in nose-to-tail processions.

The council and GreenSpace 360 are in the process of removing the caterpillars of the Oak processionary moth which nest in oak trees.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:07 pm  

Transport for London (TfL) has indicated it will plead guilty to health and safety failings over the Croydon tram crash.

An inquest last year heard the tram derailed after approaching a curve near Sandilands at 45mph when the speed limit was 12 mph in 2016.

Seven people died and more than 60 were injured. 

FirstGroup-owned Tram Operations Limited (TOL), TfL, and tram driver Alfred Dorris all face criminal charges.

They appeared at Croydon Magistrates’ this morning. 

The prosecutions are being brought by regulator the Office of Rail and Road.

TfL and TOL indicated they will plead guilty to health and safety failings.

Driver Alfred Dorris indicated a not guilty plea to an allegation of failing as an employee to take reasonable care of passengers.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:40 pm  

The number of people using equity release is likely to hit a record high this year.

More than 150,000 home-owners have chosen this as a way to free up cash over the last 2 years according to the Equity Release Council.  

Monica Bradley is the MD of mortgage advisors MB Associates in Cheam.

She says people shouldn’t be afraid of equity release, just because they are older.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:34 am  

Former Wimbledon Champion Andy Murray goes for a place in the semi-finals of the Stuttgart Open tennis this afternoon as he continues his preparations for this year’s Wimbledon.

The former world number one takes on Greek top seed Stefanos Tsitsipas in Germany.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:28 am  

Six fire engines and around 40 firefighters were called to a garage fire in Croydon on Thursday afternoon.

Firefighters tackled the fire which broke out around 4pm  and spread from the garage to two properties and a car.

The fire was under control at about 5.30pm but caused damage to a detached house, a semidetached bungalow and completely destroyed a car and a detached garage 

The cause is being investigated.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:12 am  

Richmond Council will mark this year’s Clean Air Day with several initiatives.

The event next Thursday is the UK’s largest air pollution awareness campaign.

This year’s theme is ‘Air pollution dirties every organ in your body. Take steps to improve your health this Clean Air Day.’  

Residents are being urged to leave their car at home for the day as part of the day’s activities.  

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:39 am  

People in Tooting are being invited to attend an inquiry concerning the redevelopment of sports facilities on Tooting Bec Common.

Wandsworth Council is seeking consent to carry out works at the indoor and outdoor site on the Triangle field.

These include the installation of all-weather sports pitches and floodlights. 

The public session of the inquiry, which is ongoing, will be held next Wednesday at 7pm at The Woodfield Pavilion in Abbotswood Road.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:25 am  

Thursday, 9 June 2022

The Royal Parks has enlisted the help of The Urban Birder, David Lindo, to inspire a new generation of bird watchers.

The charity is responsible for London’s eight royal parks, including Richmond and Bushy. 

 It will be running free sessions for bird watching novices this month and next. 

The initiative is part of the charity’s mission to encourage visitors to keep wildlife wild and observe animals in their natural habitat.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Sue Barker is stepping down as the presenter of Wimbledon after 30 years.

The BBC broadcaster, who's 66, will leave at the end of this year's tournament. 

She says she "will miss it terribly" but feels that "the time is right" to move on. 

Barker was the last British woman to win the French Open in 1976.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:56 pm  

Two-time Wimbledon champion Andy Murray has got a straight sets victory to reach the quarter final of the Stuttgart Open.
He beat Alexander Bublik to set up a quarter final clash with top seed Stafanos Tsitsipas.

It is Murray’s second grass court tournament of the month as he prepares to play at Wimbledon later this month.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

Three people have been fined for breaking Covid laws by attending a vigil for Sarah Everard on Clapham Common.
Hundreds gathered for an unofficial event after her murder when London was in Tier 4 restrictions in March last year.  

An original planned protest, organised by Reclaim These Streets, was cancelled.

It’s after organisers were threatened with £10,000 fines by the police.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

There has been a spate of road accidents involving deer across Surrey over the last few weeks.
Leatherhead based charity Wildlife Aid Foundation says a number of animals have had to be put down as a result.

It’s currently peak season for fawns and drivers are being urged to bear this in mind.

The charity says juveniles with no road awareness will be venturing out for the first time and will not beused to people or traffic. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

A man has fallen from scaffolding in Southfields.
Firefighters were called to Lainson Street just before 1 o’clock this lunchtime. 

The man had fallen from scaffolding at a terraced house onto a platform at roof level. 

Crews used a 32 metre  ladder to take him to safety and he was treated at the scene before being taken to hospital.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:07 pm  

A physiotherapist at Kingston hospital has been recognised for her service during Covid 19.


Rachel Perry was awarded a British Empire Medal by the Queen and listed in the Queens Birthday Honours list 2022. 

Rachel was nominated by a patient who she cared for during 2020.

Staff were relocated to support with non-invasive ventilation for patients on Kingston’s HDU department.

Jo Farrar, Chief Executive of Kingston Hospital and Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare, said: “During the pandemic so many colleagues came forward to be redeployed to different areas, at times putting their own health and wellbeing at risk. It is wonderful that Rachel’s outstanding efforts have been recognised and she should be really proud of this achievement. Congratulations, Rachel.”

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

The Lib Dem MP for Twickenham is continuing her fight to save Teddington Police Station for community use.

Munira Wilson believes the site could house the Park Road Surgery which urgently needs a new home or be used for affordable housing.

 She raised the issue in Parliament yesterday during a debate on the Levelling up and Regeneration Bill.

 Michael Gove, The Secretary of State for Levelling up agreed that Munira’s proposals made sense and would be considered.

 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:01 pm  

Drivers on Croydon Tramlink are the latest to announce strike action.
The train drivers' union Aslef has also announced today that drivers on Hull Trains and Greater Anglia will walk out later this month.

It’s as part of separate action in disputes over pay.

Unite Union members at Transport for London and London Underground will take part in industrial action on June the 21st.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

A charity in Egham which supports young people in crisis will celebrate its 25th anniversary this weekend.
east to west, works with around 1,800 children and teenagers across Surrey, Hampshire and Windsor. 

During the last 25 years, nearly 35,000 people have been supported by the charity through a wide range of issues.

These include anxiety, grief, low self-esteem and self-harm. 
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Wimbledon's announced there'll be record prize money at this summer's tournament.
The men's and women's singles champions will take home £2 million each.

A total pot of just over £40-million will be on offer at the Championships, which gets underway later this month.

It's a 5.4% increase from the last full capacity tournament in 2019.


 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:56 pm  

Protecting women and girls against violence in Surrey is more important than ever according to the county’s top officer.

Police and Crime Commissioner, Lisa Townsend, is celebrating one year in the role.

Over £4 million has been spent over the last 12 months on projects and services that help victims of abuse to cope and recover.

Ms Townsend says she’s proud of what’s been achieved so far. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:06 pm  

An award-winning garden at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show has been donated to a children’s hospice.
The silver-medal winning Brewin Dolphin was created by designer Paul Hervey-Brookes.

He wanted to build a garden with an emphasis on repurposing and reusing existing materials.

Shooting Star supports 700 families via their two hospices at Hampton and Guildford.

The garden has been taken to the Guildford site.  


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:58 pm  

A charity in Egham which supports young people in crisis will celebrate its 25th anniversary this weekend.
East to west, works with around 1,800 children and teenagers across Surrey, Hampshire and Windsor. 

During the last 25 years, nearly 35,000 people have been supported by the charity through a wide range of issues.

These include anxiety, grief, low self-esteem and self-harm. 
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:04 pm  

There has been some Wheely good artwork at Hounslow’s Inwood Park Cycling Hub.

It comes as the community came together last Saturday to put the finishing touches to a new mural at the hub. 

The event was a warm-up to the National Bike week which started on Monday. 

The project was the result of a partnership between Hounslow Council, Sustrans, and Transport for London’s Healthy Streets Programme.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:10 am  

Disruption to the aviation industry could last for another 18 months.

That’s according to the chief executive of Heathrow Airport John Holand Kaye.

Mr Holand Kayne said it would take time for the sector to ‘fully recover capacity’ and that measures would be needed to manage supply and demand. 

Earlier in the week Andrew Crawley, former chief operating officer of BA said the reasons for disruption were many. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:33 am  

People across Wandsworth are being invited to explore the history of the borough’s Roma, Gypsy and Traveller community.

A guided walk has been organised by Earlsfield based history project Summerstown 182.

It will look at how nomadic people came to settle in the Wardley Street area and the riverside industries where they found work.

The walk is taking place on Saturday at 2pm in St Andrew’s Church Community Garden. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:16 am  

Two Time Wimbledon Champion Andy Murray faces a big test as he steps up his preparations for this year’s championship build-up in the last-16 of the Stuttgart Open this afternoon.

Two Time Wimbledon Champion Andy Murray faces a big test as he steps up his preparations for this year’s championship build-up in the last-16 of the Stuttgart Open this afternoon.

The former world number one takes on the eccentric Kazakh seventh seed Alexander Bublik, who beat him at Indian Wells earlier this year.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:07 am  

The annual Wimbledon Bookfest returns to the Common today.

The literature festival will feature the likes of broadcaster Melvyn Bragg  and “The Tattooist of Auschwitz” author, Heather Morris. 

20,000 people attended Wimbledon Bookfest annually before Covid when it was a 10 day long event.

This year’s festival is running until Wednesday. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:58 am  

Business in Sutton are being offered free workshops to help them continue their recovery from the pandemic.

Sutton Business Sessions is a new free initiative offering one to one advice and money saving tips.

The council, which is running the Government funded scheme, says building vibrant high streets is a top priority.   

 The sessions are being held online throughout June and July. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:57 am  

Wednesday, 8 June 2022

Thousands of homes across South-West London could soon face disruption to their bin collections if a planned strike goes ahead.

Members of the GMB union are threatening to walk out at two waste transfer stations in Wandsworth and Battersea, in a dispute over pay.

The sites are run by the firm Cory Environmental Ltd and collect domestic and commercial waste before it’s sent to landfill or recycled.

The union is warning that homeowners will see a knock-on effect if the dispute isn’t settled. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:30 pm  

Over 100 vehicles have been stopped in just three days thanks to a dedicated road safety campaign by Surrey officers.

Unmarked police cars and an unmarked HGV lorry from National Highways contributed to catching the law breakers in the act.

The campaign ran from the 30th of May dealing with offences including driving with a mobile, not wearing a seatbelt and drug driving.

Officers completed 82 traffic offence reports, issued four fixed penalty notices and summonsed ten drivers to court.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:56 pm  

A man has been cautioned by police after a member of a flight crew was assaulted on a plane waiting to take off at Heathrow Airport.

Officers were called to Terminal 3 on Monday afternoon. 

A 24-year-old man was arrested and cautioned for common assault.

The Barbados-bound British Airways flight was delayed by nearly two hours.

The 24-year-old air stewardess was uninjured, the Met Police added.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Sir David Attenborough has been knighted for a second time.

The 96 year old from Richmond has once again been honoured for services to television broadcasting and conservation.

Sir David, first knighted by the Queen in 1985, is now Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael And St George.

This is a higher accolade and a nod to his documentaries about the natural world and his campaigning to save it.

He received the award from Prince Charles at Windsor Castle earlier.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Nominations are now open for the annual Reigate and Banstead Volunteer Awards.

The aim of the ceremony is to highlight the work they do in the community. 

Residents can nominate volunteers in four categories including the Young Volunteer Award for those aged between 16 and 25.

The closing date for nominations is Friday, July the 1st. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Residents will take to the streets of Sutton tonight.

They’ll gather outside the Council’s Civic Officers to voice concerns over the future of operations at Beddington Incinerator. 

Sutton Council says there are no plans to increase or change waste types at the site and that includes hazardous and medical waste.

Sutton Council statement on planning application from Viridor for permission to install a slab and diesel storage tank on land to the west of the Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) building to increase fuel storage at Beddington ERF

 

A spokesperson for Sutton Council said:

 

"The Council is not aware of any application from Viridor, the operator of the Beddington Energy Recovery Facility (ERF), to change the current permit as to what type of waste the facility is licensed to process. 

 

What can and can't go through the facility is strictly controlled by the Environmental Permit, which is awarded and monitored by the Environment Agency - a separate body to the council. 

 

Viridor has submitted a planning application for a new diesel storage tank at the Beddington site. 

 

The application for a new diesel storage tank has nothing to do with the recent permit application Viridor has made to the Environment Agency to increase the amount of waste the facility can treat by 10%. This is a separate application for the Environment Agency to consider and the Council will respond to the EA's consultation when it starts (expected to be later this year). The Council has already set out its concerns to the EA about the proposed increase and will set out a detailed case for its opposition to the application at the appropriate time."

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Parking wardens in Wandsworth are set for strike action.

GMB Union members say they believe they are being underpaid by at least £5 an hour. 

Those who are employed by NSL Parking Services, will be taking industrial action on certain days between June the 20th and 29th.

We’ve contacted NSL Parking Services and Wandsworth Council for comment. 

A Wandsworth Council spokesperson said: "Parking attendants are employed through an operator and the Council has ensured that their current pay level meets the London Living Wage, in line with other local authorities. Despite a number of offers having been made these have all been rejected without any attempt to compromise, and action is being threatened which will have a negative impact on our residents and businesses who rely on parking enforcement in their local area."


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

A minister insists there shouldn't be another confidence vote in the Prime Minister within the next year.

Health secretary Sajid Javid has made the comment during a visit to Chelsea and Westminster hospital.

It’s after fellow Conservative Tobias Ellwood suggested backbenchers could change the voting rules.

Mr Ellwood was one of 148 who tried to oust Mr Johnson, who managed to secure a narrow win on Monday night.

But MP Karl McCartney insists the 1922 Committee hasn't discussed any changes.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

Refurbishment works have now taken place at 11 South Western Railway stations across Surrey.

They include Addlestone, Chertsey, Egham, Stoneleigh, and Thames Ditton.

The £1.5m programme has so far seen 57 stations across the whole network repainted internally and externally.

A further round of repainting will start later this year, which will see a further 40 stations across the network refreshed.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:01 pm  

An investigation is underway into an overnight car fire in Isleworth

One person was led to safety as 25 firefighters from Heston, Feltham and Chiswick fought to extinguish the flames.

They were treated for the effects of smoke by paramedics.

The car was destroyed and the driveway badly damaged of a semi-detached house in Osterley Avenue.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:33 am  

It’s not too late to own your very own piece of Epsom Downs Platinum Jubilee history

We're being invited to bid for one of 15 hats created to mark the occasion by some of the UK’s leading milliners. 

The collection, “Fit for a Queen,” was inspired by the seven decades of The Queen’s reign and was showcased at the Epsom Derby.

The hats are being auctioned off online between now and Sunday in aid of charity, brain Tumour Research. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:52 am  

A man who robbed betting shops in Sutton and Norwood Junction was caught after giving his real name to a ticket inspector on a train

51 year-old Brett Mullan pleaded guilty to five counts of robbery and five more of possessing an imitation firearm.

Police, who suspected he was using the railways to get around, had him stopped by the rail official, after a suspect was identified using CCTV.

Mullan, from Gravesend, threatened staff with a collapsible walking stick which he claimed was a shotgun, and stole almost £3,000.

He’ll be sentenced in August.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:50 am  

A police watchdog has appealed for witnesses following the death of a man pulled from the Thames after a taser was fired on Chelsea Bridge

 A police watchdog has appealed for witnesses following the death of a man pulled from the Thames after a taser was fired on Chelsea Bridge.

 The Met said it was called to reports of a man shouting nearby and waving a screwdriver.

 Officers tried to use a Taser to restrained him before he went into the river on Saturday morning.

 The Independent Office for Police Conduct has revealed they’ve spoken to the dead man’s family and have been reviewing footage of the incident

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:48 am  

Tuesday, 7 June 2022

Kingston International Film Festival is the coming to the town for the first time on June the 24th and 25th.

Films will be showcased from across the world and there will be workshops and talks from industry guests. 

Actor Dougray Scott and ‘Harry Potter ‘and ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral’ director Mike Newell are among the line-up. 

Events will take place across Kingston including at the Rose Theatre, Odeon, and Town House at the University.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Former Wimbledon Champion Andy Murray is through to the last-16 of the Stuttgart Open Tennis.

He beat Australia’s Christopher O’Connell in straight sets.

Elsewhere, last year’s Wimbledon sensation Emma Raducanu didn’t get her grass court season off to the best start.

She had to retire injured during her first-round match at the Nottingham Open.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Hounslow Council has revealed £50,000 was spent on funding Jubilee festivities over the weekend.

A total of 77 street parties were held across the borough as well as beacon lighting at Bedfont Lakes and an outdoor movie screening. 

The council is hoping the Jubilee will act as a springboard for Hounslow’s Summer of Culture. 

It will aim to bring together performance, culture, sports and the arts in a series of events.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:59 pm  

A teenager from Shepperton has been handed a police order after stalking a family for four years.

The 16-year-old began his campaign against a woman he knew in December 2018.

The intensity of his stalking got worse over time as he threatened to hurt the woman and her family.

He was sentenced at Guildford Youth Court and handed a 2 year Stalking Protection Order preventing him from contacting the victim.

Commending the victim, Police Constable Daniel Bell from the Runnymede Neighbourhood Policing Team who investigated the case, said: “I would like to recognise the bravery of the victim and her family during what has been an extremely tough and distressing time for them all.

“No one should ever have to live their life in fear or constantly watch over their shoulder like this victim did. If you, or someone you know has been the victim of stalking, please contact us. We have specialist teams and prevention powers to safeguard you and hold the perpetrator to account.”

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Teddington runner Ellis Cross is celebrating another athletics victory, this time in France.

The 25 year old, who rose to fame after beating Sir Mo Farah at the London Vitality 10,000, has completed another personal best. 

He’s won the FAST 5,000 meter race in Paris with a run time of 13 minutes and 46 seconds.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:30 pm  

The mother of music entrepreneur Jamal Edwards says she's in a 'state of shock.'

It’s after Loose Women panellist Brenda Edwards  found out recreational drugs were involved in his death.

She has revealed the 31-year-old suffered a heart attack in February after using the substances.

An inquest at West London Coroners’ Court in Chelsea has been adjourned and is due to resume in around two months.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Emma Raducanu's preparations for Wimbledon have got off to a nightmare start.
Less than three weeks before the tournament begins, she had to retire hurt from her first round match at the Nottingham Open.

She received treatment on her left side and took painkillers, before pulling out at 4-3 down to Viktorija Golubic in the first set.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

Wimbledon MP Stephen Hammond is one of the Conservatives believed to have submitted a letter of No Confidence in Boris Johnson

He had been openly critical of the Government’s handling of the Covid pandemic. 

He spoke to Jackie News as London moved into Tier 2 in November 2020, and questioned the support offered to businesses. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

An investigation is continuing following the death of a man who was tasered by police in Chelsea.

The police watchdog, the IOPC, is investigating after the incident just after 9am on Saturday.

he Met Police says officers were called to reports of a man shouting on Chelsea Bridge Road, armed with a screwdriver.

They used a Taser to try to restrain him, but he fled and ended up in the Thames before passing away.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

Following the success of “No Mow May,” Wandsworth Council is now pushing “Let it Bloom June.”

Residents were encouraged to refrain from mowing their lawns last month to help attract pollinators to their gardens.

Council run parks also received the same treatment and this will continue this month as well.  

Areas to be left unmown include part of Morden Cemetery and Battersea Park. 
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:05 pm  

The Royal Surrey County Hospital is following in Kingston Hospital’s footsteps and preparing to open its first virtual ward.

15 patients at the Guildford based site will receive treatment at home using apps and wearable technology this summer.

Kingston launched its first virtual ward in February to try and take the pressure off inpatient beds. 

Patients who attend A&E can be admitted, assessed and then shown how to use equipment such as pulse oximeters at home. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

Lib Dem leader and MP for Kingston, Sir Ed Davey, says the party will table a parliamentary vote of no confidence in Boris Johnson.

It’s after the Prime Minister passed the Conservative confidence vote last night.

Tory rebels have hinted they're looking at changing the rules, which could mean another ballot within a few months.

148 Conservative MPs voted to oust the Prime Minister.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:57 pm  

Thousands more airline passengers are facing disruption, as over 160 flights due to take off today have been cancelled.

British Airways has axed 124 from Heathrow but insists customers were told in advance.

Many of those due to fly with EasyJet and Wizz Air are also staying put for now.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:30 pm  

Hundreds of GMB members working as Heathrow check in and ground staff have begun voting on strike action today.

If the British Airways workers vote to take industrial action, they would walk out during the summer holiday period.

The ballot ends on June the 23rd with the result expected the same day.  

Workers say a 10% pay cut imposed on them during the pandemic has not been reinstated.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:01 pm  

England’s rugby squad begins a three-day training camp in Teddington this morning.

Coach Eddie Jones has named a 35-man squad for the event including  Jonny May who returns after a knee injury.

But several regulars are unavailable due to the Gallagher Premiership semi-finals this weekend.

The three-day session at The Lensbury will help prepare the squad for England’s forthcoming tour of Australia.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:09 pm  

An investigation is underway into a fire which badly damaged an end terrace house in Feltham.

It took four engines and around 25 firefighters from Feltham, Heston, Twickenham and Hayes to bring the blaze under control.

There are no reports of any injuries at the property in Brainton Avenue. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:19 am  

An unauthorised encampment which set up in Epsom before the Jubilee weekend has dispersed.

Police had to issue a Section 61 direction to trespassers in Osbourne Way.

The notice gave them until 11 o’clock yesterday morning to leave the land or face arrest or prosecution.

We’re told they did in fact decide to move on. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:15 am  

A cyclist who died in Croydon after a collision with a sports car which failed to stop has been named

49 year old Stewart Grainger from Crawley was treated at the scene by paramedics, but they were unable to save him,.

In a statement his family said it was an "immeasurable loss."

Police are still appealing for witnesses to the collision, which happened outside a BP garage on Mitcham Road in the early hours of May the 30th.

12 hours later, a man in his 30s was arrested when he presented himself at a London police station.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:11 am  

People with Dementia are being offered special tours of Hampton Court Palace

The “Sensory Sessions” are designed to enhance mental health and well-being and are free for participants and their carers.

 They’ll receive a private tour of the palace while taking part in specially designed activities.

 The next session is taking place on June the 23rd

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:25 am  

Hounslow has been forever changed by the Platinum Jubilee according to one of the areas’s MPs.

Seema Malhotra, who represents Feltham and Heston, has cited the Queen’s Green Canopy as one of the lasting benefits of the celebration.

She says the hundreds of trees planted across the borough will be loved by future generations.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:20 am  

Monday, 6 June 2022

London's commuters faced travel disruption across the capital today

4,000 members of the RMT have walked out over jobs cuts and pensions affecting a number of lines.

Stations including Colliers Wood, Hounslow West and Clapham South and Tooting Bec closed their doors this morning.

TFL says it lost millions in fares as people stayed at home during the pandemic.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:17 pm  

Hounslow Council has taken the step of telling residents there is limited cause for concern over Monekypox in the borough

Over 300 cases have now been reported in the UK.

Monkeypox is a viral infection usually associated with travel abroad and is spread by very close contact with someone with it.

Hounslow’s bosses say people should still be alert to any unusual rashes or lesions on any part of their body, especially their genitalia.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:14 pm  

Three people have safely escaped a sinking houseboat in Battersea.

Firefighters were called to the site near Nine Elms Pier just after 5am.

The 22metre permanently moored houseboat was taking on water and had flooded to a depth of 1.5 metres.

Crews worked to pump water from the boat until the tide went out. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:01 pm  

The Deputy Prime Minister and MP for Esher and Walton says he has every confidence that Boris Johnson will survive tonight’s vote.

Dominic Raab, feels the majority of MPs are behind him.  

Boris Johnson needs 180 votes to keep his job.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

Carshalton and Wallington MP, Elliot Colburn is one of the Conservatives who has submitted a letter of no confidence in Boris Johnson.

A spokesman from his office has confirmed he's told his constituents he has handed in his letter. 

Wimbledon MP Stephen Hammond is also believed to have sent a no confidence vote. 

The former minister released a statement following the publication of the Sue Gray report. 

In it, he said “since December I have been critical of the Prime Minister’s behaviour and the culture that existed in Number 10. 

All I can do as a back-bencher is speak out and submit a letter.”

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:45 am  

Travelodge is preparing to open a new flagship hotel in Wimbledon.

  The 77-room complex close to the station on Hartfield Road is one of six new hotels being opened by the group this year.

 Four of them are in London.

 They’re expected to create hundreds of new jobs.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:49 am  

The Tennis Grass-court season has kicked off with the first Surbiton Trophy to be played since the pandemic.

Belgian Alison Van Uytvanck and Jordan Thompson won singles titles.

Van Uytvanck beat Australian Anna Rodianova 7-6 7-3 6-2 to take the women/s singles title.

In the men’s contest Thompson from Australia beat American Denis Kurdla 7-5 6-3.

Later this week Emma Raducanu will begin her Wimbledon preparations when she takes part in the Nottingham Open.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:48 am  

The return to work could be a struggle through the rain for many due to a strike by 4000 staff at Transport for London.

The dispute, over pensions and job closures, is likely to affect services on the district line to and from Richmond and Wimbledon and the Northern Line to and from Morden.

Stay tuned to Jackie for the latest travel or follow the travel team live on @Jackie_Travel on Twitter. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:45 am  

An inquiry is underway after a man died following an incident where he was Tasered by police and ended up in the River Thames in Chelsea

Police were called on Saturday morning to a report of a disturbance in Chelsea Bridge Road with a man armed with a screwdriver and shouting.

The man is believed to be aged in his early 40s and died in hospital later that evening.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:44 am  

It’s been revealed that 14 people were arrested during the jubilee Derby meeting at Epsom racecourse.

 Among the incidents police had to deal with was a protest involving six people who walked onto the course just before the start of Saturday’s main race.

Security was tight for the event, which saw the Princess Royal representing The Queen, with an honour guard of forty jockeys.

 Dog units, a public order unit and a specialist drone team from Surrey Police were deployed to ensure the safety of 100 thousand racegoers.  

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:41 am  

Sunday, 5 June 2022

The new Elizabeth Line has proven to be a hit with Londoners, as more than 1-million passengers used the new line in its first five days

Across the whole line, which stretches from reading and Heathrow in the west to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east, more than 2-million journeys were made, according to transport for London.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:02 pm  

Police are continuing to investigate after animal activists ran on to the track at the Epsom Derby as the Princess Royal and her family watched on

Six women from the pro-vegan climate group Animal rebellion entered the area wearing sashes reading “Animal Justice” and laid down on the course just before the start of the Derby at 4.30pm.

It took several officers to remove the protesters.

It comes after activists from the same group entered the ceremonial route on The Mall before Trooping the Colour, later being arrested by police on Thursday.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:06 pm  

A man who ended up in London's River Thames after police fired a Taser to try to detain him has died

Police were called to Chelsea Bridge Road in west London on Saturday morning after receiving reports that a man was armed with a screwdriver and shouting.

The man believed to be in his 40’s was rescued from the water and taken to hospital in a critical condition but died later.

the circumstances of the incident are being investigated by the Met’s Directorate of Professional Standards.

A referral has been made to the Independent Office for Police Conduct.

 

 

 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:16 pm  

Footage has been released showing a boat bursting into flames near to Walton bridge

The footage which was captured by Surrey Live show the sounds of sirens blaring and black smoke coming from the boat 

A firefighter is seen hosing down the flames.

The blaze which broke out at around 1pm was accidental and was put out just after 2.10pm by Surrey fire and rescue.

No reports of any injuries.

 



posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:43 am  

It’s been a long weekend of celebrations marking the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Today is the culmination of four days’ worth of festivities. 

NHS staff have been working as usual across the weekend. 

Dr Charlotte Harrison is clinical director for acute and urgent care at SW London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust in Tooting. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:37 am  

A new ‘come and have a chat about your health’ bus will be stationed at Ham Youth Centre tomorrow.

The mobile, pop-up clinic will provide help and advice on a number of issues including blood pressure and heart disease.

It’ll be there between 10am and 4pm. 

The bus will be visiting various areas of the borough over the next few months with the aim of making health advice accessible


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:34 am  

Flats worth millions of pounds in Croydon have been sitting empty since they were completed more than one year ago.

Neighbours have been left wondering why new residents have been yet to move in 

The council-owned Brick by Brick development in Heathfield Gardens the company developing the flats are in the process of being closed down.

The authority ploughed 200 million pounds into the company in a bid to build homes, but auditors said loans contributed to the council being declared bankrupt in 2020.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:19 am  

An application to redevelop the vacant Grade II listed Tooting Police Station has been submitted to Merton Council.

Telereal Trilliuum is planning to create 62 new 1, 2 and 3-bedroom homes on the Mitcham Road site.

The history and architecture of the building that was given protected status by Historic England in last May is being considered.

The dome room and the internal staircases are some of the key features that are being retained. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:46 am  

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