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Saturday 2 July 2022

Croydon Council is hoping to expand its Healthy School Street programme this Autumn

The scheme has been proven to improve safety around schools by

closing surrounding roads to cars at pick up and drop off times.

It’s encouraged more pupils to walk, cycle and scoot to school.

Eleven schools are to be considered for the programme over the next month, which began in 2017.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:25 pm  

British Airways and Heathrow have welcomed measures to cancel more flights to avoid travel chaos over the summer holidays

The airport's cutting its spare slots, and operators will have until Friday to put realistic timetables in place.

British Airways says reducing the schedule at Heathrow this summer will offer "certainty" to customers.

But aviation industry Analyst - Sally Gethin – says the statement isn’t very reassuring.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:10 pm  

A new segregated cycleway through the Hammersmith Gyratory system has been completed

The section forms the easternmost part of a three-mile separate cycle-route between Hammersmith and Kew Bridge.

It’s hoped the measure will encourage more people to pedal or walk across what TFL once described as one of London’s most intimidating junctions.

Work is due to be completed soon on remaining unopened stretches of the route in Chiswick. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:44 pm  

Croydon Council wants to do more to beat anti-social behaviour in the town centre

  They are set to consult on a Public Space Protection Order which would provide police with extra powers to tackle the issue.

 The previous PSPO was allowed to lapse but recent figures show that town centre crimes account for 16% of all crime in the borough.

 The Council is also considering whether the measures would be effective elsewhere in the area.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:24 pm  

Consumer group Which? says airlines must be prepared to give up valuable slots at Heathrow to their rivals if queues are to be avolded this summer at the terminals

  Heathrow and British Airways have both welcomed slot reductions with a chance to re-draw timetables and reduce cancellations

 But in a statement Rory Boland of Which warned the measure would only work if airlines ended the wasteful practise of flying near-empty planse to preserve their slots.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:14 pm  

The RSPCA is trying to trace the owners of two puppies which may have been abandoned for up to 24 hours locked in a car in Caterham

  The animals were rescued after passers-by raised the alarm.

 They were brought to safety through a partially-opened window and treated by local vets before being taken to the Millbrook Animal Shelter.

 The charity says it was contacted by someone claiming to be the owners of the dogs but they never turned up to collect them.

 They say the event, on June 19th, highlights the dangers of leaving animals in cars in warm weather.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:13 pm  

NHS England says there’s been a huge rise in the number of people checking for bowel cancer symptoms.

It follows the death of Dame Deborah James who was diagnosed with the condition in 2016. 

The 40-year-old podcaster, who lived in Barnes, died on Tuesday.

The health service says more than 20 thousand visited its website for bowel cancer on Wednesday, up from 2 thousand the day before.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:30 am  

British tennis player Liam Broady is set to take on Australian Alex Der Minorr in round three at Wimbledon later.

The Brit is having his best ever run at the All-England-Club, having already knocked out Diego Schwartzman.

He says winning will be a step towards independence off the court.

He has already earned 120-thousand pounds for his run so far, with 70-thousand more up for grabs today.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:30 am  

Britain’s Heather Watson says she never felt she had missed out on her chance to reach the last 16 of a grand slam.
She has finally achieved her dream at Wimbledon after beating Kaja Juvan in straight sets.

She nearly got into the fourth round seven years ago when she almost pulled off a shock win over Serena Williams.

Cameron Norrie is also into fourth round for the first time, having beaten Steve Johnson.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:11 am  

A man has been convicted of murder after stabbing a fellow resident at a hostel in Wimbledon.
Paul Dalton, 41, was attacked in the early hours of 13th January 2021 after a brief argument with Mongo Bolili.

Bolili, 34, was found guilty at the Old Bailey yesterday.

Police said the attack on Dalton, who was unarmed, was “utterly unnecessary.”

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:05 am  

Surrey’s Adult Learning provision has been rated “good” by Ofsted.
It comes after a review in May, which found “learners and apprentices gain confidence, social and communication skills”

It also reported that the curriculum importantly “improves their employment prospects and prepares them for life and work”. 

Surrey Adult Learning has seven dedicated educational centres which provide courses and training to over 7000 adult learners annually. 
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:14 am  

Friday 1 July 2022

Croydon council’s looking for new foster carers this Pride month, specifically from the LGBTQ+ community.

LGBTQ+ carers can often use their own experiences to relate and connect with young people who may feel marginalised.

Executive Mayor Jason Perry said, “We need more foster carers from all walks of life, please do get in touch and find out more.”

The Council currently has 292 carers but need at least 30 more a year to meet the needs of children coming into the service.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Two shop fronts have been vandalised with a catapult in Chertsey.

Police have just released details of the incident on the 18th of May, which took place at some point between midnight and 1am.

The suspect has been described as a man in a black tracksuit with a stripe down the side, and a black bike and rucksack.

You can find pictures on our Twitter feed, just search for Jackie News.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Richmond’s police licensing team is closing down an off licence near Twickenham Green after it allegedly sold alcohol to underage kids.

It’s the second shop in the area that’s had its licence revoked after two children within 6 months were hospitalised for being under the influence.

The decision was made after evidence showed alcohol was sold to underage children several times and that ID had not been requested

The two young children admitted to hospital were found unconscious after consuming excessive amounts of alcohol open spaces.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

Wandsworth Council is continuing to offer free school meals to those in need over the summer holidays.

Families eligible for the scheme will receive supermarket food vouchers instead of the free school meals.

This can be downloaded from a dedicated app and exchanged for food at any supermarket.

Wandsworth’s director of children’s services Ana Popovici said, “Our voucher scheme delivers the funding directly to where it’s needed.”

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Heather Watson is the first British player through to the last-16 at Wimbledon.

She's celebrating the biggest win of her career after beating Slovenia's Kaja Juvan in straight sets.

Watson says she's delighted to be having her best ever run at a Grand Slam.

She'll take on Germany's Jule Niemeier next.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

The Hammersmith gyratory has been transformed to make walking and cycling safer and easier, with new protected cycle lanes and new pedestrian crossings.

The major improvement unlocks a 5km Cycleway from Kew Bridge to Hammersmith with links to key destinations across west London 

Investing in walking, cycling and public transport is critical to the sustainability and success of the capital’s economy and the wider UK economy.

The important changes were developed in partnership with Hammersmith & Fulham Council 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:59 pm  

Heather Watson has reached the fourth round at Wimbledon for the first time in her career.

She's beaten Slovenia's Kaja Juvan on Court One.

Cam Norrie also hopes to go further than he's ever been at the All-England Club when he faces Steve Johnson last on Centre Court.

Defending champion Novak Djokovic goes up against his Serbian compatriot Miomir Kecmanovic

Former French open champion Jelena Ostapenko is through to the last-16 thanks to her victory over Irina-Camelia Begu. Number two seed Ons Jabeur has eased past Diane Parry.

Jule Niemeier and Nikoloz Basilashvili have also progressed.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:08 pm  

Andy Murray has told Britain's Davis Cup captain that he wants to be involved in September's finals in Glasgow.

 Murray went out of Wimbledon in a shock 4 sets defeat to American John Isner

The British team will face the USA, the Netherlands and Kazakhstan in the group stage.

Leon Smith - who has been in charge since 2010 - says Murray can't be guaranteed a place in the team.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

A woman has been assaulted after leaving a party in Walton.

Police were called just after 2am to Trafalgar Drive, after she was dragged along Hersham Road in the direction of the Town Centre.

It’s believed that the suspect was known to the victim.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Surrey Police.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Heather Watson is looking to continue her best run at Wimbledon for five years.

She's about to open play on Court One against Slovenia's Kaja Juvan in the third round.

Cam Norrie hopes to go further than he's ever been at a Grand Slam when he faces Steve Johnson last on Centre Court.

Defending champion Novak Djokovic goes up against his Serbian compatriot Miomir Kecmanovic 

Alexander Bublik and Frances Tiafoe are level at 1-set each, while former French open champion Jelena Ostapenko is through to the last-16 thanks to her victory over Irina-Camelia Begu.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:15 pm  

South Western Railway is equipping its staff with body-worn cameras.

After a trial in June last year, the cameras are being launched at 10 stations, including Richmond and Guildford.

They’ll be worn by guards, ticket inspectors, and customer service assistants.

Christian Neill, from the operator, says they want to stop anti-social behaviour, and “help our customers travel with greater confidence”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:53 pm  

Police are hunting two men suspected of aggravated burglary in Hersham, one of whom was topless during the incident

26-year-old Ryan Mitchell and 29-year-old Kieran Kavanagh are believed to be in the Elmbridge area. 

Mitchell is described as skinny, around 5’7” tall, and was shirtless and in light grey jogging bottoms.

 Meanwhile, Kavanagh is described as white, stocky, and was in a white polo shirt.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:56 am  

British success at Wimbledon has continued with three more of them progressing to the third round on day four

Katie Boulter dedicated the biggest win of her career to her late nan, after she beat last year's runner-up Karolina Pliskova to set up a clash with Harmony Tan.

Liam Broady produced a remarkable comeback to beat Argentine 12th seed Diego Schwartzman.

He'll take on Alex de Minaur next after the Australian beat Sutton's Jack Draper.

Heather Watson won in straight sets against Wang Qiang.

She's back in action this afternoon when she opens play up on Court One against Slovenia's Kaja Juvan.

Cam Norrie will try and get past round three of a Grand Slam for the first time in his career in his meeting with American Steve Johnson.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:17 am  

Inspections are continuing at Colliers Wood Tower, after a sheet of glass fell 12 storeys

The council says they hope to have the entire outer edge of the building covered by Monday morning, to reopen Christchurch Road.

Co-op is still open, but this would mean other businesses could open too.

There will still be a 24-hour presence on the site across the weekend to advise and assist residents.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:29 am  

A man from Epsom has taken on the “Accursed Mountains” of Albania for his 18th conquest for charity

Roger Deeley walked for ten hours a day to raise money for the National Deaf Children’s Society.

He says he started when his friend’s daughter was born deaf and supported by the charity.

You can support Roger and the society here.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:02 am  

Thursday 30 June 2022

17th seed Roberto Bautista Agut's become the third player to pull out of Wimbledon because of a positive Covid test.

The Spaniard was due to play his second round match today, but his opponent - Daniel Elahi Galan - has received a walkover.

Last year's runner-up Matteo Berrettini and 2017 finalist Marin Cilic also withdrew this week.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:26 pm  

Heathrow experienced more passengers than it can handle today, forcing it to tell airlines to cancel 30 flights last minute.

As that was happening this morning, the government was finalising its 22-point plan to help make sure the industry can cope with post-Covid summer demand.

It includes ways to recruit more staff.

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has told MPs he wants to see improvements:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:24 pm  

There’s reportedly a warning about linen at St George’s, Kingston and Epsom Hospitals.

The Independent reports that laundry staff have been told about delays and shortages in the pipeline.

There are also fears over staff shortages and manufacturing costs.

A spokesperson for the NHS London Procurement Partnership says they’ve noticed increased price demands and suppliers walking away from contracts.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:18 pm  

Do you know someone who’s efforts within Wandsworth’s Community have gone unrecognised?

Nominations for the Wandsworth Civic Awards are now open, and the council is urging you to put someone forward for the prize.

It can be for anything from helping out neighbours, volunteering, organising a community event or an act of bravery. 

All entries will be considered by a panel of judges and the winners will be revealed at a ceremony on November the 2nd .

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:17 pm  

Police are hunting for two men in connection with a burglary in Hersham at 10:40pm on June the 17th.

They’re looking for 26 year old Ryan Mitchell and 29 year old Kieran Kavanagh who are believed to be in the Elmbridge area.

Mitchell is described as White, skinny around 5’7” tall and was topless and wearing light grey jogging bottoms at the time.

Kavanagh is also White, of stocky build, with brown hair and around 5’9” tall. He was wearing a white polo shirt.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:13 pm  

Free bus passes are to be offered to Ukrainian refugees living in Surrey.

The temporary passes, valid for three months, are to help those who are new to the country get around easily.

Councillor Matt Furniss, said: "I hope [it] will prove very useful for people as they settle into a new life here in Surrey."

A free six-month parking permit is also available for refugees who travelled by car, even is their host has reached their permit allocation.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Police are trying to track down a number of people seen fighting outside a McDonalds in Tooting.

Emergency crews were called on Tuesday at around 1pm to Mitcham Road.

However, when they arrived, the people had fled.

There are no arrests of reports of any injuries, and enquiries are continuing.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Another 19-and-a-half million pounds is being set aside for postmasters who played a crucial role in uncovering the Horizon computer system scandal.

It's for people wrongfully prosecuted for false accounting or theft from the late-1990s onwards because of faults in the software.

It's only a temporary move while a wider compensation scheme finishes its work.

Much of the money given out so far has been swallowed up in legal costs - but postal affairs minister and MP for Sutton and Cheam Paul Scully, says there may be more to come:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

The roof of a derelict school in Richmond has been damaged by fire.

The brigade were called yesterday at around 5.30pm to Petersham Road.

There were no reports of any injuries, and the cause is under investigation.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:44 pm  

Flights are being pulled last minute again at Heathrow

There are too many passengers to handle at Heathrow, prompting the airport to cancel 30 of the 1,200 services planned.

The aviation industry's been struggling to keep up with the demand, ever since Covid travel rules were lifted.

Most customers are told they can expect to be re-booked, later.

But for Derek Holland - who's been queueing since half four this morning - that's little comfort.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:48 pm  

Two men are appearing in court today charged with the murder of a man in Hounslow

32-year-old Wesley Angel and 23-year-old Nathan Angel from Ealing are accused of the stabbing of Karamjeet Singh Reel. 

Police were called at around half past midnight on Saturday to Staines Road. 

The two men were arrested on Tuesday, and a third man was arrested yesterday and remains in custody.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:11 pm  

After the second round exits of Andy Murray and Emma Raducanu at Wimbledon, it's down to some of the lower-profile British players to continue the charge

Katie Boulter faces last year's runner-up Karolina Pliskova first on Centre.

Heather Watson's looking to wrap up victory in a match held over from last night, while Jack Draper aims to continue his rapid rise when he faces 19th seed Alex De Minaur last on Number One Court.

Rafael Nadal's the big name in action - he plays Lithuania's Ricardas Berankis.

Iga Swiatek will try to extend her record-breaking winning streak to 37 - she faces Lesley Pattinama Kerkhove.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:02 am  

More flights are being cancelled as the travel industry tries to get back-up to full strength following the pandemic shut down

Heathrow is asking airlines to scrap 30 services today - out of the 1,200 it has planned.

The whole industry’s been struggling to scale-up operations after the removal of coronavirus restrictions - which experts say has left the sector facing 40 years of passenger growth in just four months.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:43 am  

Andy Murray and Emma Raducanu will go no further at Wimbledon after suffering second round exits on day three

It's two-time champion Murray's earliest ever departure from the tournament.

The defeat to American John Isner hurt him.

Caroline Garcia eased past Raducanu - but the US Open champion isn't losing heart.

Cam Norrie's still here - he's into the third round.

Heather Watson resumes her second round match today close to sealing victory over China's Qiang Wang.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:37 am  

A trial's restarted to find out if blood plasma from people who've recovered from covid can help the vulnerable when they catch it

It’s taking place at Charing Cross Hospital in Hammersmith.

Only so-called 'super donors' will be used - they're those who've had the virus and the vaccination - which makes their blood very rich in antibodies.

The earlier study found some benefits among immuno-suppressed people.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:26 am  

Wednesday 29 June 2022

Kingston Council has won an award for its focus on equality, diversity and inclusion

The MJ award recognises authorities for their work to motivate employees and deliver good public services.

They were praised for their work with a race and equalities council to tackle vaccine hesitancy and deliver events.

CEO Ian Thomas has thanked “all our amazing staff and partners” for their work.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:53 pm  

Some public toilets in Tattenham Corner which are the site of “severe sexual deviant behaviour” are to be demolished next month.

They’ve been closed since the start of the pandemic, but people have been doing their business of the outside of the building, which has meant cleaning costs.

Epsom and Ewell Council say they’re committed to building an alternative, and the nearest current facilities are at the cemetery.

Options for a replacement are a new facility at the same site, or at the nearby tea hut or Downs Keepers hut.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:19 pm  

Nine British players have made it into the third round of Wimbledon for the first time since 1984 so far.

Harriet Dart's completed victory in her delayed opening match against Rebeka Masarova in straight sets.

Ryan Peniston has exited today he was comfortably beaten by experienced American Steve Johnson.

Emma Raducanu has been beaten by the French player Caroline Garcia in straight sets.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:40 pm  

Commuters have faced a second day of disruption as strikes on the Croydon Tramlink continued.

Union Aslef is taking the action over a 3% pay rise which it has called a real term pay cut.

There were no trams running between Wimbledon, Beckenham and Elmers End.

Another two-day strike is set to take place on the 13th and 14th July.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Dominic Raab has accused Labour's deputy leader Angela Rayner of having "flip-flopped" her position on last week's rail strikes.

Speaking in the Commons, Mr Raab said if she wants to help working people, Labour should be clear in standing up against the walkouts.

The Justice secretary and MP for Esher and Walton was standing in for Boris Johnson who's at a NATO summit during PMQ’s

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Novak Djokovic has had no problems making it into the third round at Wimbledon.

The defending men's champion completed a comfortable straight sets victory over Australian Thanasi Kokkinakis 

Emma Raducanu is following him on Centre Court - with Andy Murray to come later.

British men's number one Cam Norrie is a set up in his second round match - but struggling in the next.

Ryan Peniston's run ended earlier with a straight sets defeat.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:18 pm  

Two men will appear in Wimbledon Magistrates court in custody today charged with the murder of 31-year-old Mirko Naramcic in Richmond.

Steve Collis, 28 of Richmond and Kaia Davies, 20 of Kingston have both been charged with murder and two counts of GBH.

Four other men have also been charged with murder and a woman for perverting the course of justice, they are due in court later.

Mirko and three other men were involved in a stabbing on Thursday 17th March near to Maguire Drive and later attended hospital.

Despite the efforts of medical staff, Mirko died in hospital. His next of kin have been informed.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Two pedestrians were injured after a car collided with them in Feltham yesterday afternoon.

An 84-year-old woman and a 65-year-old woman were taken to hospital after being attended to by paramedics on Green Lane.

The 85-year-old is stable whilst the 65-year-old is in a life-threatening condition.

The driver was a woman, aged in her 50s - stopped at the scene. She was taken to hospital and discharged later that day. She has not been arrested.

Any witnesses are asked to call police on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

A man has been taken to hospital after a flat fire in Hammersmith.

Emergency crews were called just after 9pm yesterday to Goldhawk Road.

One officer says “the flames were coming about a metre out of the window”.

The fire is believed to have been accidental.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Podcaster and campaigner Dame Deborah James from Barnes has died at the age of 40.

 In her last message she tells people to "find a life worth enjoying."

She raised millions for charity as well as increasing awareness of bowel cancer.

Her family shared her last bit of advice on social media - which also advises everyone to "check your poo."

Professor David Cunningham, who was treating her at the Royal Marsden in Sutton, thinks she made a real difference.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:30 pm  

Rain has caused the start of play on day three at Wimbledon to be delayed.

The covers are off but there are still a few umbrellas up in the crowd on Number 3 Court - where they're waiting to see Britain's Ryan Peniston start his second round match with Steve Johnson.

The roof on Centre Court should come to the rescue - with men's champion Novak Djokovic opening proceedings again in a repeat from Monday.

He's followed by matches involving British pair Emma Raducanu and Andy Murray - who could be in for another late night.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have paid tribute to Dame Deborah James who's died aged 40 after being diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2016

Prince William and Kate say she was an "inspirational" woman.

Last month, the Prince visited the health campaigner to personally deliver her Damehood.

She also had a podcast in which she'd raise awareness of her illness - its producer is Mike Holt.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:42 pm  

Merton Council says there’s “no immediate risk” after a glass panel fell 12 storeys from Colliers Wood Tower

However, they’re going to carry out a detailed abseil survey to check each window.

 Mitcham and Morden MP Siobhan McDonagh has written to the Chief Executive of Criterion Capital, saying that needs to take place immediately. 

She says there are also issues with the temperature control in the building, which has allegedly caused issues with the lifts. 

We’ve contacted Criterion Capital for comment.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:07 am  

There was more late night drama at Wimbledon on day two - and there's potential for a repeat this evening

Serena Williams and Harmony Tan played out an epic lasting three hours and 10 minutes - and it was the 23-time Grand Slam champion who went out in a final set tie break.

Rafa Nadal was also made to work hard - but he got through.

Nine British players are into the second round - equalling the record from 1997.

Andy Murray will bring proceedings to a close on Centre Court tonight - after Novak Djokovic and Emma Raducanu return.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:36 am  

Deborah James, the health campaigner best known as Bowel Babe, has died

She passed away earlier at her parent’s home in Woking. 

Almost 43,000 people are diagnosed with bowel cancer each year in the UK.

More than 16,500 people die from the disease making it the UK’s second biggest cancer killer.

40 year old Deborah James was just 35 and a deputy headteacher at a school in Staines when she was diagnosed in 2016. 

Her symptoms had included losing weight, blood in her stools and feeling overwhelming tiredness – but they were dismissed as IBS. 

Deborah began charting her cancer journey writing for The Sun and presenting  the You, Me and the Big C podcast for BBC Radio 5.

She also launched the No Butts campaign with ITV’s Lorraine Kelly to encourage people to check their stools for signs of bowel cancer.

The mother of two announced to her social media followers on May the 9th that she was receiving hospice care at home. 

She received a home visit from Prince William who presented her with her newly bestowed Damehood.

The honour was bestowed upon her by the Queen after her newly established Bowel Babe fund topped the £1million mark in 24 hours. 

It has now raised more than £6 million and counting. 

The money will help Cancer Research UK fund clinical trials and research into personalised medicine for cancer patients.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:24 am  

Tuesday 28 June 2022

Summer festival season is underway.

Croydon-based singer-songwriter band Belle MT performed at BST Hyde Park, sharing the day with Eagles and Robert Plant & Alison Krauss.

Lead singer Matt Belmont spoke to Radio Jackie’s Laura Koonjean about how South West London has influenced his music.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Fulham have offered to buy Manchester United's Brazilian midfielder for £8.6 million.

26 year old Andreas Pereira has been with the club since 2014 and is contacted until 2023, but has been on loan with Flamengo.

There are reports that it’s unlikely new coach Erik ten Hag's plans to keep him on at the club.

He has played 75 games for United and scored four goals during his time with Manchester United.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

£6 million has been granted to make Surrey Roads safer over the next 3 years.

£1m per year aims to improve safety and encourage more walking and cycling around schools, new crossings and speed limits.

Another £1m per year will help tackle speeding including highway schemes, speed cameras and average speed checks.

£200,000 will be dedicated to highway improvements where previous improvements have led to a 30 – 40% reduction in the number of casualties.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

A police community support officer who was stabbed in Esher last week has left hospital and is now recovering at home.

She was attacked just before 3pm last Tuesday while walking through the Old Church Path alleyway.

Detectives have recovered a knife from the scene, which they describe as a paring knife with a black handle and a 9cm stainless steel blade.

Anyone who’s missing that blade or who was in the area at the time is asked to contact Surrey Police, or Crimestoppers to remain anonymous.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

The Health Secretary and the CEO of Moderna have visited St George’s Hospital in Tooting.

It follows the news that the government made a £1bn deal with the pharmaceutical giant to build the country’s first vaccine manufacturing centre.

Jacqueline Totterdell, head of the hospital group, hosted them, and demonstrated the research being carried out there.

Sajid Javid also spoke to a patient involved in the research around boosters.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:22 pm  

Police have released a CCTV image of three woman they want to speak to in connection with a theft in Staines.

£1000 was stolen from a victim on Friday the 24th in the Two Rivers Shopping Centre between midday and 1pm.

Officers believe the women may be able to help with their investigation.

Anyone with information is urged to contact police on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Heathrow Airport's been told it's got to reduce its passenger charges, with demand for travel rising

The aviation regulator says the cap on how much it charges per person will fall from £30.19 to £26.31 in 2026.

Heathrow's been rowing with the airlines, about where to set the cost level.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:26 pm  

Fresh strikes could be on the horizon - as some doctors threaten action if their demands of a 30% pay rise aren't met

Ballot papers are also being sent to more than 115,000 Royal Mail workers.

Meanwhile it's the second day of walkouts for criminal barristers in England and Wales - they're calling for better legal aid funding and support.

But minister and Croydon South MP Chris Philp says the government can't give everyone more money.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:16 pm  

A 15-year-old girl has been sexually assaulted by a dog walker in Ashtead Park

Police say that either on the 6th, 7th, or 8th of June, the suspect walked past the girl multiple times, then followed her and touched her inappropriately. 

He’s described as white, in his 40s or 50s, in New Balance trainers, with a large build but walking a small grey dog on a lead. 

The force will be stepping up patrols in the area, and are asking anyone with information to contact them.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:05 am  

Emma Raducanu and Andy Murray both overcame recent injury worries to progress to round two at Wimbledon

Emma Raducanu won on her Centre Court debut beating Belgium's Alison van Uytvanck, while Murray recovered from losing the opening set to progress past James Duckworth.

British number one Cam Norrie and defending champion Novak Djokovic also got through.

Two of the all-time greats begin their campaigns later.

Serena Williams makes her return to singles action after a year out against Harmony Tan.

While 22-time Grand Slam champion Rafa Nadal faces Francisco Cerundolo.

Women's world number one Iga Swiatek has the honour of playing first on Centre Court.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:22 am  

A man has been convicted, after a man was found on fire near to Mitcham Common in 2020

34-year-old Raphael Kokkinos from Streatham is said to have killed Jean Loike Guei over a drugs debt. 

His 70-year-old mother, Sophia from Clapham, and his friend, 29-year-old Aaron Williams from Thornton Heath, have been found guilty of trying to cover up the crime. 

They’ll all be convicted at the Old Bailey at a later date.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:06 am  

Monday 27 June 2022

Police have released CCTV images of a man they’d like to speak to in connection with a burglary in Epsom

Yesterday, a coat was stolen from a residential address on Linden Place at around 12:50am.

Officers believe the man seen in these CCTV images may be able to help with their investigation.

Anyone who recognises him or who has information on the incident should contact police on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:43 pm  

Police are investigating a suspected racially motivated incident in Staines

On June 19th, a man was attacked with stones by occupants of a grey land cruiser whilst walking along Chertsey Lane.

The incident happened sometime between 9 and 10.30pm between the Asda petrol garage and Staines Bridge roundabout.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:40 pm  

There are more rail strikes on the way this week - this time on the Croydon Tramlink.

 Members of the drivers' union Aslef are taking industrial action in a row over pay, jobs and conditions.

From tomorrow they’re walking out for 48 hours.

A 3% offer from operator FirstGroup was offered to employees but 150 members of the union have rejected it.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

A motorbike rider has been taken to hospital with serious injuries after a collision in Tadworth.

Police have just released details of the incident last Tuesday, which happened between around 11 and 11.30am on Brighton Road.

The incident at the Tadworth Roundabout involved a Triumph Rocket bike and a white vehicle, believed to be a van.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Surrey Police.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

The MP for Esher and Walton Dominic Raab is coming under fire from the Criminal Bar Association who are on strike today.

Criminal barristers are staging their first day of strike action in a dispute over pay, jobs and workload.

A 15-percent rise has been proposed - but the Criminal Bar Association says this would not apply to the almost 60-thousand backlogged cases.

Mark McDonald is one of those walking out - and says young people are leaving the profession:

Justice Secretary Dominc Raab says the action is "regrettable".
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Firefighters reckon they managed to save 40 homes from damage after a blaze in Norbury yesterday.

The brigade was called to a grass fire on Turle Road where around seven hectares of wasteland, shrubs and playing fields were alight. 

They were alerted at 12:30 and it was under control by 1608; there are no reports of any injures and the cause is under investigation.

Assistant Commissioner Jonathan Smith said: "firefighters worked incredibly hard to save a whole street's worth of houses."

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

The man who was killed in Hounslow on Saturday night has been named as 31-year-old Karamieet Singh Reel.

Emergency crews were called at around half past midnight to Staines Road, where he was found with serious stab injuries.

Detectives say the investigation “continues at pace” but they still need to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Chelsea have announced Petr Cech will leave his role as technical and performance advisor at the end of this month

The former goalkeeper - a Premier League and Champions League winner during his playing days at Stamford Bridge - has been in the job since 2019.

He says it's "the right time to step aside" after the club's recent takeover by a consortium led by Todd Boehly.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:24 pm  

The union behind an upcoming strike of British Airways ground staff at Heathrow says workers have "had enough" of "asking nicely" for a return to pre-pandemic salaries

The GMB's Nadine Houghton insists she's sorry about the disruption it'll cause.

The company says it's offered a 10% one-off bonus - which was rejected.

Nadine insists her members are putting-up with abuse on low wages - giving this example of an incident:
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:21 pm  

Wimbledon is at full capacity for the first time since the Covid-19 pandemic with the 135th staging of the tournament officially underway

British tennis number one Cam Norrie is among the early starters.

He's taking on Spain's Pablo Andujar.

Emma Raducanu and Andy Murray both in action on Centre Court this afternoon.

They follow defending men's champion Novak Djokovic.

Russian and Belarusian players have been banned from competing because of the invasion of Ukraine.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:07 am  

Two of the biggest names in British tennis help get the action underway on Centre Court on day one of Wimbledon

Emma Raducanu faces Belgium's Alison van Uytvanck after defending men's champion Novak Djokovic begins his campaign against Kwon Soon-woo of South Korea.

Andy Murray then takes on Australia's James Duckworth.

Raducanu can't wait to be part of it.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:31 am  

It was a battle of the two giants in the Surrey Cricket League's premier Division this weekend

First placed London Gymkhana went up against second placed Ploughmans, with Gymkhana earning their salt with a 104 run win.

At the opposite end of the table, bottom placed Bec Old Boys managed to thrash third-last Balham and Tooting by 219 runs.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:24 am  

A man has been jailed, after repeatedly attacking a woman, then going on a campaign to try and kidnap her after she fled

27-year-old Michael Maughan, of no fixed address, stayed at hotels in Chiswick and Hammersmith with the victim in April 2021. 

After she informed the police and tried to hide, Maughan visited a salon in Edgware she frequented, and threatened the staff to the point that one resigned. 

At his sentencing, the judge said it was “a campaign of the most appalling treatment many in this court may have seen”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:08 am  

Sunday 26 June 2022

Hounslow residents are being urged to continue recycling to help cut costs , save money, and create a cleaner, greener borough.

Given the national cost-of-living crisis, Hounslow council is investing £3.8 million to tackle waste and litter.

It has also proposed new measures to improve recycling rates in high-rise flats, and roll-out a food waste service to 24,000 flats and schools.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:26 pm  

The London Fire Brigade have confirmed the fire in Norbury on a school playing field and some wastelands, is now under control.

 Believed to have been caused by a wildfire, neighbours of Turle Road were evacuated from their homes at around 12.30, this afternoon.

Plumes of smoke darkened the London skyline for miles around with residents close to Woodmansterne School and Norbury Manor School told to leave their homes by firefighters.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:17 pm  

A hundred fire fighters, with fifteen fire engines, are currently putting out a fire on a school playing field, and some wastelands in Norbury.

Believed to have been caused by a wildfire, neighbours of Turle Road were evacuated from their homes at around 12.30pm, this afternoon.

Plumes of smoke have darkened the London skyline for miles around with residents close to Woodmansterne School and Norbury Manor School, told to leave their homes by firefighters.

Others were urged to keep their windows and doors shut as temperatures are hitting 22 degrees.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:13 pm  

Today is the last day to view a variety of films as part of the Kingston International Film Festival (KIFF).

The festival showcases work by emerging British filmmakers and international talent to help kick-start their careers.

The event was partly funded by Kingston Council with 99 films screened across five local venues over three days.

Supporters have included BAFTA winning director Mike Newell, and Academy Award winning actress Dame Vanessa Redgrave.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:27 pm  

A man was arrested yesterday in Epsom on suspicion of possession with he intent to supply Class A drugs.

 The male was discovered on Miles Road and has been released under investigation, as it carries a longer sentencing guideline.

Surrey Police stated on social media that they don't believe there is a flight rick, but have seized the drugs for further investigation into the case.

They commented 'We want dealers off our streets, and where they belong, for the length of time they deserve'.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:37 pm  

New Malden will host a series of classical concerts as part of MusicFest22

Held at the Methodist Church, the concert aims to celebrate live music from local musicians.

Acts include a church organist, baritone singer, pianist, and orchestra.

The concerts will take place from next weekend until July 16th.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:49 am  

Chelsea Women's manager Emma Hayes has received her OBE for services to football

She was bestowed the honour by the Duke of Cambridge at Buckingham Palace.

Acknowledged for her role in growing the women's game, Hayes says she wants to encourage even more participation.

The delighted Hayes tweeted the honour would live with her forever.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:33 am  

Celebrations for Hampton Pool’s Centenary have kicked off this weekend

The open-air family friendly lido enables ticket holders a free swim whilst enjoying the festivities

The popular Summer Picnic concerts are back on the agenda.

Mark Doyle explains why their annual fundraisers are a unique experience for everyone.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:16 am  

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