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Saturday, 16 July 2022

It looks as though Brentford Football Club will be allowed to upgrade its training facilities at Jersey Road

Hounslow Council’s planning committee voted unanimously to allow the club to replace the current buildings at the ground in Osterley.

They’re due to last five years while the club builds a brand-new performance centre.

The Mayor of London will now be asked to approve the plans.

Work is also underway on a section 106 agreement, to ensure the development brings benefits for the local community. 

 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:15 pm  

Four properties in Kensington and Chelsea are to be returned to the council following a crackdown on tenancy fraud

Checks on various applications flagged fraudulent submissions and an illegal sublet that had been going on for several years. 

One tenant was found to be subletting his council property to three others and raking in over £2,500 a month in rent. 

3,000 people are currently awaiting social housing in the borough.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:43 pm  

A woman who received a parking fine after being stuck in a queue for a car wash in Sutton has lodged an appeal

  According to The Mirror newspaper 69 year-old Colleen Russell was snapped by roadside cameras in the queue at beside the Sutton Court Filling Station on Brighton Road,

 The £100 penalty was issued even though she never actually left her cart. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:17 pm  

Transport for London says the expected heatwave will mean delays and longer journeys for passengers

Speed restrictions are being introduced on parts of the rail and tube networks as a precaution, leading to fewer services than usual.

 TFL is asking us to travel in the heat only when absolutely necessary.

 

 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:15 pm  

Croydon Pridefest is back this weekend.

  It’s returning to Wandle Park today for the first time in two years after last year’s event was cancelled by Coronavirus.

 The free event will celebrate Croydon’s LGBTQ+ community and aim to promote inclusivity and equality.

 Starting outside Marks & Spencer at noon, the Pride parade will travel along North End, through central Croydon, finishing at the park.

 

 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:40 pm  

A man and a woman have died after fatal collision in Battersea.

  Paramedics were unable to save them after they found a mini lying on its roof close to the Latchmere leisure centre at around 3,30am.

 The victims were thought to be passengers in the car.

 Two more people are being treated in hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

 One of them, a 22-year-old woman thought to be the driver, has since been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

 No other vehicles were involved but police are appealing for witnesses to contact them.

 Several roads in the area remain closed because of the police investigation.

 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:13 pm  

Four properties in Kensington and Chelsea are to be returned to the council following a crackdown on tenancy fraud.

Checks on various applications flagged fraudulent submissions and an illegal sublet that had been going on for several years. 

One tenant was found to be subletting his council property to three others and raking in over £2,500 a month in rent.  

3,000 people are currently awaiting social housing in the borough.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

Hammersmith Bridge has been wrapped in foil to keep it cool amid fears of it cracking.

The chains were covered with gigantic pieces of reflective insulation foil to reflect the sun and stop it absorbing heat.

The chains are anchored to the riverbed and regulated to be kept under 13C if any of them reach 18C, the bridge will be shut.

The extreme weather is putting pressure on the £420,000 temperature control system designed to keep the bridge cool.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

Senegal captain Kalidou Koulibaly says he'll achieve a dream by playing in the Premier League after signing for Chelsea.

 The highly sought-after defender has joined on a four-year-contract.

Koulibaly will help ease the departures of Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen.

Chelsea forward Timo Werner has said he can't wait to play with him.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 am  

Plans to reopen Croydon’s Purley Pool and Leisure Centre have taken a step forward.

An independent report into different options for the site has been approved at a council cabinet meeting.

Options include adding an additional floor to create a new fitness studio and extending into the vacant supermarket site next door.

The centre closed in line with Government COVID guidance but was unable to reopen because of its age and condition. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

A Cost-of-Living Hub in partnership with Citizens Advice is planned in Wandsworth to ensure families can access the help they need.

 It’s part of a far-reaching programme to address the cost-of -living crisis which also includes keeping council tax at the same low level.

Other measures include working with schools to reduce food poverty by ensuring all children have healthy nutritious meals.

Some of the policy measures will be subject to discussion and committee scrutiny before they are adopted.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 am  

Friday, 15 July 2022

A crowdfunding campaign to fight the demolition of a leisure centre in Kingston has raised over £4,700.

Campaigners want a legal expert to analyse the case made against the Kingfisher Leisure Centre.

That includes the impact on the council’s policy of keeping the “leafy character” of the area.

Kingston’s MP, Sir Ed Davey, says at the local elections, people voted in favour of the Liberal Democrat’s plans for a new build.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

Surrey police are hunting for a wanted man.










Tommy Lee is wanted in connection with breaching his bail conditions.

He is described as a white make who is around 5ft 9 inches tall.

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


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Police are asking the owner of a Mastiff type dog who bit a man in Richmond Park to come forward.

The victim was injured as he walked into the loos at Richmond Gate at 6pm last Saturday. 

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call Parks Police on 101. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Dame Deborah James has made British Vogue's list of 25 influential women.

The podcast presenter who was from Barnes raised more than 7-million pounds for cancer research in her final months before dying from the disease, aged 40.

The fashion magazine says it's celebrating those "shaping 2022 and beyond".

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe - who was detained in Iran - and tennis player Emma Raducanu are also on the list.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

A man from Feltham has been jailed after being found with a large amount of cash and 16 bags of cannabis.

On the 10th of May, police were called to reports of a stolen motorbike that had failed to stop.

21-year-old Riley Ovenden was found to have breached a number of court conditions, and didn’t hold the right kind of driver’s licence.

Sergeant Dan Wood praised the “split-second actions” by officers and the recovery of key evidence.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

We’re being advised to take extra care and look after each other in the hot weather.

Kingston Hospital’s Deputy Chief nurse Sarah Shade has this message.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Molesey Regatta is back this weekend.

Founded in 1867 by Molesey Boat Club, the sporting festival is held over two days to accommodate the amount of entries it attracts. 

Racing takes place on the stretch of the Thames between Sunbury Lock and Hampton Church known as the “Molesey Mile.”

The organisers of the event are urging visitors to make sure they take proper weather precautions as temperatures are set to soar. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

A man has been charged with assault of an emergency worker following an incident in Esher.

25-year-old Abdirahman Mohamed from Edmonton has been charged with robbery, after one was reported on the 7th of July.

He has been remanded into custody to await court.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:33 pm  

The UK’s Health Security Agency is providing assistance to a school in Surbiton after a child came into contact with Monkeypox.

The reception class at Grand Avenue Primary and Nursery was sent home following contact tracing efforts.

Parents are being encouraged to monitor their children for two weeks, and avoid close contact such as hugging.

The HAS says the confirmed case is in the “school community.”

If any unusual rashes or blisters are found, people are being asked to contact NHS 111.

Louise Bishop, Consultant in Health Protection at the UK Health Security Agency, London, said:

“We’re working with Kingston Council to provide public health advice to Grand Avenue Primary and Nursery School following a confirmed case of monkeypox in the school community.

“When cases of monkeypox are identified we rapidly investigate and carry out detailed contact tracing to assess who may have come into contact with them and what their contact was.

“Following our risk assessment, the appropriate health information and advice is provided to the contacts so that they know symptoms to look out for and what action to take e.g. vaccination.

“Any parents concerned about unusual rashes or blisters on any part of their child’s body should contact NHS 111, whilst adults can contact NHS111 or their local sexual health service. Both adults and children should avoid contact with others until they receive advice.”

Background:

This is an evolving situation and we continue to gather and assess scientific data and evidence as it becomes available, keeping our guidance under constant review.

In order to protect patient confidentiality, we are not providing any further commentary on individual cases or settings.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:13 pm  

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel believes competition in the Premier League is as fierce as ever heading into the new season

He's hoping to improve on a third placed finish in the last campaign, as his side trailed champions Manchester City and runners-up Liverpool by more than 15 points.

Tuchel says other teams - such as Tottenham - could also challenge.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:13 pm  

A warning is going out to residents and visitors to Richmond not to use BBQs or light fires in open spaces

The Council says it’s prepared to fine those who ignore the request especially during the heatwave when grass is much more flammable.  

Royal Parks Police is also reminding people that BBQs aren’t allowed in any of the eight parks its officers patrol.  

These include Bushy and Richmond where two disposable sets and bags of rubbish were found discarded last week. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:49 am  

A body which represents firefighters is accusing the government of mounting a "co-ordinated attack" on their pay and conditions

The Norbiton-based Fire Brigades Union says new proposed legislation lacks plans to resource or improve the service and instead would weaken the ability for staff to take industrial action.

A government spokesperson says the responsibility of pay is with the National Joint Council.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:32 am  

As the heatwave continues, Monday is looking like it could be the hottest day ever recorded in Britain

41C or 106F is expected on Monday with a "red warning" in place for the first time ever from the Met Office. 

Thousands of us are expected to descend upon swimming pools , riversides and coastal areas. 

As the temperatures soar, we’ve paid a visit to Hampton Open Air Pool, which is celebrating its centenary. 

80 year old Barbara Alberto says swimming there, in all weathers, has its benefits.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:52 am  

A school in Surbiton has sent reception classes home following a confirmation of Monkeypox "in the school community."

One of the children at Grand Avenue Primary and Nursery has come into contact with a case.

The school has apologised and says it's “obliged to follow these precautionary guidelines”. 

Parents are being encouraged to monitor their children for two weeks, and avoid close contact such as hugging.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:36 am  

There’s been a surge of people in Chelsea and Hammersmith having their watches stolen at knifepoint

Police say it’s increased 60% since the beginning of June. 

In Boltons Conservation Area on Tuesday, at around 10am, a couple were approached by a moped rider who threatened them with a machete. 

Extra officers have been put in place in common locations, and police say they’re already made a number of arrests.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:01 am  

Thursday, 14 July 2022

Croydon’s famous BRIT School is to be honoured with a Heritage Award.

The accolade from PRS for Music acknowledges its “exceptional” contributions to music and the arts over the last 30 years.

The award is routinely handed to institutions which have played a crucial role in the UK music landscape. 

The BRIT School is renowned for nurturing the musical careers for the likes of Adele, Amy Winehouse and Jessie J. 



posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel's refused to comment on speculation linking them with Cristiano Ronaldo and Robert Lewandowski.

They signed winger Raheem Sterling from Manchester City yesterday and allowed striker Romelu Lukaku to return to Inter Milan on loan.

Tuchel tells us, the focus now is at the other end of the pitch.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:25 pm  

Eddie Jones is backing Ollie Chessum to shine in England's rugby union series decider against Australia.

The Leicester lock has been brought in along with Quins’ scrum half Danny Care as one of three changes for the crucial Test in Sydney.

Jones says Chessum's club form has earnt him a starting place.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:20 pm  

A temperature control system worth over £400,000 has been installed on Hammersmith Bridge to try and prevent another closure.

The structure has been shut off to vehicles since 2020, but is open to pedestrians, cyclists and river traffic. 

The pioneering system acts as a giant air conditioning unit for the pedestal chains which must be kept under 13C.

Once they reach 18C, the bridge must close.

With temperatures predicted to hit 34 C next week, engineers say they are working around the clock to prevent this.   



posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

Croydon Tramlink is to be affected by more strikes as train drivers are going on strike at eight companies - in a row over pay.

The walkouts by Aslef members on July 30th will come just three days after separate action by the RMT union across the country.

The latest strike will hit L-N-E-R, Southeastern and G-W-R services, as well as Hull Trains, Chiltern, Greater Anglia, West Midlands Trains and the London Overground.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:59 pm  

Police are hunting for a wanted man who has links to Epsom, Sunbury, Surbiton and Isleworth.












58 year old Edward White-Overton is wanted in connection with a number of assaults.

He is described as White, around 6ft, with short grey hair and blue eyes.

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


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:57 pm  

Police are searching for a missing man from Kingston.













42 year old Thomas Moore was last seen in Upper Ham Road, near to Warners Lane, at approximately 8:15am on Wednesday, 15 June.

He was reported missing Sunday 19 June and hasn't been seen, or heard from, since.

Officers are urging anyone with any information, doorbell footage or CCTV in the area to contact them on 101.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

A post office in Hersham has had £1000 worth of cigarettes stolen during a burglary this morning.

The shop on Molesey Road had its front window smashed in at around 2:45.

The suspect was dressed in all black, possibly wearing a face covering, and fled in the direction of Thrupps Lane.

Police are urging anyone with information, doorbell footage or CCTV in the area to contact them on 101.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

21-time Grand Slam tennis champion Novak Djokovic says he'd "love to be back" at the next two major tournaments - if they'll have him -after winning the Men’s singles at Wimbledon on Sunday.

He was barred from this year's Australian Open due to his Covid vaccine stance, and is expected to miss the US Open next month for the same reason.

The Serb insists he'll respect the decision if he's not allowed to compete.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

A grassfire on shrubland near Heathrow last night took over two hours to get under control.

Around 60 firefighters tackled a blaze the size of three fields in Cranford Lane in Harlington.

The brigade says the recent dry weather has made the ground extremely dry.

Common causes of grass fires include discarded cigarettes and rubbish such as glass bottles which magnify the sun’s rays. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Heathrow's defended its decision to order some airlines to cancel flights, so that it can cap the number of passengers arriving at the airport.

It's been struggling to keep up with the post-Covid summer demand.

Bosses say they had no choice, and that airlines have offered no alternative plan to ensure safe travel.

Emirates isn't complying - calling the restrictions 'unacceptable'.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

A temporary mental health facility worth £8.5 million has opened at St Peter’s Hospital in Chertsey.

New Spenser Ward supports females aged 65 and over who need inpatient mental health care and treatment. 

The facility offers 20 ensuite bedrooms, multi-purpose communal areas and a relaxing garden space.

 The ward will be needed for around two years until a new mental health hospital opens on the former Abraham Cowley Unit site.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

A man from Streatham has been released under investigation after a series of raids by the National Crime Agency

On Tuesday morning, the NCA raided addresses in London and Essex, as part of an investigation into migrant smuggling. 

Three other men have been charged with conspiring to facilitate illegal immigration. 

The arrests are linked to incidents in 2019, where 32 migrants were found in the back of lorries in the Netherlands and France.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:21 pm  

Emirates says it won’t comply with an order from Heathrow to cancel flights

The airport’s imposed a limit on customers for departures over the summer - because recruitment problems mean it can't deal with the numbers it used to be able to.

The airline's called the restrictions "unacceptable" and it claims it’s been threatened with legal action.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:35 pm  

Police have started an investigation after Sir Mo Farah's revealed he was trafficked to the UK, under the name of another child

Until now, the Teddington-based Olympic champion had kept quiet about the circumstances surrounding his background over concerns he would lose his British citizenship.

The Home Office says no action will be taken against him.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:02 am  

Part of Richmond town centre has been designated a “safe space” for women and girls on Friday and Saturday nights

Females who feel vulnerable anytime between 9pm and 1am on those nights can go to the area outside the station for help and support. 

The initiative is a joint venture between Richmond Council, British Transport Police, South Western Railway and Street Pastors. 

Richmond is one of London’s safest boroughs and currently experiences the lowest number of crimes per 1,000 people.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:55 am  

A restaurant in South Wimbledon has been closed down due to a heavy rat infestation

Environmental Health officers visited Brazucas Point Café in Merton High Street after receiving a complaint from an adjoining neighbour. 

Upon arrival at the premises, an officer found evidence of extensive rat activity in the food preparation areas. 

Droppings were also found throughout the food preparation area.  

Kitchen equipment was also being stored directly on the floor which was contaminated with rat droppings. 

The business was also found to have failed to register as a food business with Merton council. 

There were no facilities for staff to wash their hands to prevent disease transmission.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:36 am  

Two people have been arrested as part of an investigation into firearms offences at a tower block in Addlestone

Police took action at around 10.30 on Tuesday night at Surrey Towers. 

There has been speculation that they were arrested due to terrorism offences, which the force denies. 

Both remain in custody and the investigation is continuing. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:05 am  

Wednesday, 13 July 2022

Louise Thompson is back in hospital as she continues to suffer health problems seven months after the traumatic birth of her son.

She was diagnosed with PTSD after suffering complications during labour.

The Made In Chelsea star's sportswear brand told fans she'd be taking a break from social media while getting treatment.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:30 pm  

A 16-year-old has been fined after attempting to mug a 12-year-old in Battersea.

The child shouted for help, and a passer-by intervened, and managed to restrain the teen despite being bitten by them. 

The teen was given a youth referral and has to pay a victim charge of £50.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:30 pm  

A Croydon resident stranded in Jamaica has secured a visa for her baby boy, after months of campaigning.

28-year-old Tiffany Ellis has lived in the UK since the age of eight, and gave birth to Xien on April the 30th last year. 

The Home Office refused his visa application in December last year on the basis that the documents were in an unreadable format and he had an “established life” in Jamaica. 

Croydon Central MP Sarah Jones says it’s been “months of chasing” and she’s “over the moon” that the family is now reunited.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:30 pm  

Police have detained a man in Streatham along with three others elsewhere for trying to smuggle migrants into the UK by lorry.

They were linked to two separate events in 2019 where 32 people were found in the back of HGVs in the Netherlands and France. 

Footage of the arrests show the National Crime Agency ram raided a property then lead a man out in handcuffs. 

The men are also suspected of planning to bring migrants to the UK by boat across the Channel.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:30 pm  

A Met Police officer has appeared in court to deny groping a woman in a nightclub in Kingston.

37 year old PC Emeri Ratucoko has denied charges of sexual assault and using threatening or abusive words or behaviour. 

He’s been bailed and is set to appear at Kingston Crown Court next month. 

The officer has been placed on restricted duties which prevents face-to-face contact with the public.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:30 pm  

Two people have been arrested after driving away from police on the Hersham Bypass.

Officers spotted the vehicle with an incorrect registration plate last night.

Several members of the public assisted them in pointing out the direction the vehicle was driven off in.

The suspects ran off but two were late arrested for vehicle theft and driving offences.

 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

Chelsea have completed the signing of Raheem Sterling from Manchester City for £47.5 million.

The England international moves from the Premier League champions to Stamford Bridge on a five-year contract.

Sterling, who sent a goodbye message to City fans earlier today, is Chelsea's first major signing since Todd Boehly's takeover from Roman Abramovich.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:15 pm  

A second man has been charged after the murder of a man from Croydon in July last year.

29-year-old Ernestas Aleksandrovas from Norwood was due in court today. 

Emergency crews found the body of 44-year-old Maurice Nascimento just before 7am, after he’d been attacked multiple times.

29-year-old Arturas Ptickinas, also from Norwood, is due to appear in court next week.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:53 pm  

The Conservative MP for Runnymede and Weybridge is backing Tom Tugendhat for Tory leader.

Dr Ben Spencer says he’s a “clean start” with a track record.

The result of the first round of voting is due any time now. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:49 pm  

A 65 year old man from Surrey has been arrested on suspicion of sending an abusive email to Labour’s Angela Rayner.

A 37 year old man from Kent is also accused of malicious communications relating to an email sent on May the 2nd. 

Both men have been released under investigation.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:45 pm  

Raheem Sterling appears to have confirmed his departure from Manchester City after writing a goodbye message to the club's fans.

The England international is expected to complete a move to Premier League rivals Chelsea. 

Sterling, who's won four top flight titles since joining City in 2015, thanked staff, teammates and supporters, before saying "I leave a man".

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:45 pm  

There's going to be another rail strike.

The RMT union says its members at 13 train companies and Network Rail will walk out two weeks today.

It's because of a row over pay and jobs.

The walk out is expected to affect networks including South Western Railway and Southern Trains. 

The last walkouts caused a week of disruption across the country.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:25 pm  

Plans to build a hotel and homes next to Hampton Court have been approved.

The build had been objected to on the basis on being out of style of the area, as well as on roads.

Campaigners have also been concerned about the effect on traffic being made worse due to the replacement of Mole Bridge.

However, the Planning Inspectorate says it will provide housing, enhance the area, and provide more use for Hampton Court station.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Police are issuing another appeal for information following a fatal shooting in North Cheam two years ago.

 










25 year old Kyle Kelson was killed in Brocks Drive in the early hours of Friday, the 19th of June 2020. 

Today would have been his 28th birthday. 

Officers are reassuring anyone who may come forward that their information will be treated strictly confidentially. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Police are continuing to search for a woman wanted in connection with a “serious assault” in Tadworth.









48 year old Cindy Wright, who also goes by Cindy Treliving, is from Epsom and is known to frequent Tadworth, Sutton and Wimbledon.

8 people have now been arrested and bailed in connection with the incident on July the 2nd in Great Tattenhams Road.

 The victim, who was left with serious facial injuries, continues to receive treatment in hospital.

 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:06 pm  

A man from Leatherhead is trying to fund another ambulance for Ukraine after successfully sending out four

Sergey Storm’s vehicles were driven over by volunteers loaded with vital medical supplies such as wound dressings. 

He’s now trying to fund £7,000 to send another vehicle to the war torn country after one of the original four was shelled. 

Sergey says the process is not easy. 

Ton find out more about Sergey’s Crowdfunder, click here.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:29 pm  

People across Hounslow are being urged to adopt a tree

There are more than 120,000 in the borough and over 300 different species. 

Adopting one is free, but the council does ask that recipients water their chosen tree regularly and clear litter from the roots. 

An interactive map on the council’s website shows all of the trees that are up for adoption.  

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:26 pm  

A parrot has been stolen near Richmond Park

On the 20th of June, at around 8pm, the Macaw was taken and put into a vehicle just outside Sheen Gate.

Police have spoken to a number of witnesses, but are asking anyone with any more information to come forward.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:53 am  

Fourteen drug dealers operating in Hammersmith and Fulham have been arrested

The borough-wide operation saw Met police and officers from the council’s Gangs Unit carry out two raids on properties. 

They recovered drugs including cocaine and cannabis as well as large sums of money suspected to be the proceeds of crime. 

The 14 men and women arrested have now been charged with drug offences.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:31 am  

Croydon Tramlink passengers are facing severe disruption due to a fresh strike by workers

Members of Aslef are walking out today and tomorrow,, saying the 3% pay rise being offered is a real terms pay cut.

TfL calls the action “disappointing”. 

Customers are being advised to check before they travel, and we’ll have a full travel update in 20 minutes.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:22 am  

The school in Chertsey where Dame Deborah James taught before her bowel cancer diagnosis has paid tribute to her

The 40 year old health campaigner passed away just over  two weeks ago, six years after being diagnosed. 

Salesian School says she made an “instant impact” when she joined in 2012 because of her energy, enthusiasm and work ethic. 

Her colleagues say she played a key part in the school’s “outstanding” rating by education watchdog Ofsted in 2013. 

She also led the bid for the school to be a Teaching school; a centre of excellence for teacher training. 

Dame Deborah was promoted to deputy head in 2016. 

The school is asking supporters to donate to The Bowel Babe Fund which was set up by Deborah in the weeks before she died. 

It’s so far raised over £7 million for Cancer Research UK, The Royal Marsden and Bowel Cancer UK.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:47 am  

Plans to redevelop Tooting Bec Lido are one step closer.

An application has been submitted to Wandsworth Council replace the existing pumphouse.

Other proposed works include new filtration equipment, a new pool lining and landscaping around the lido. 

The plans are now subject to public consultation; if they are approved, work is expected to start later this year. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 am  

Chelsea will begin the defence of their WSL title at home to West Ham on the opening weekend of the new season.

Newly-promoted Liverpool will travel to Reading, with Manchester City hosting Arsenal.

The new campaign kicks-off on the 10th of September.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 am  

The inspirational young people chosen to perform the coin toss at Wimbledon are being praised for their caring efforts.

13-year-old Dylan Mulvey from Wandsworth performed the toss at the men’s final on Sunday.

He was nominated after taking part in an abseil for St George’s Hospital in Tooting.

Meanwhile, 13-year-old Gabia Sakaviciute flipped the coin at the women’s, after caring for her family and neighbours during the pandemic.

Mitcham-based charity Jigsaw4U nominated her, with boss Stephen Loizou saying they’re “extremely proud”.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 am  

People living in a part of Hounslow are celebrating a small win in the fight against anti-social behaviour.

Residents in a road in Osterley held a public meeting after suffering months of drug dealing and assaults as well as an arson attack.

The area’s Met police team has previously said a lack of officers has prevented dedicated patrols in known hotspots. 

However, a CCTV camera network has ow been secured to help tackle the issue. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 am  

Tuesday, 12 July 2022

Fulham Broadway has been closed one of the most out of all the tube stations in London.

18 incidents have seen it closed for 79 hours since 2019.

It’s second-worst, but Kentish Town has been closed due to 17 incidents for 112 hours in the same period.

It’s due to issues such as fire alarm and lift issues, infrastructure problems, and customer incidents. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

A hit TV show filmed in Richmond is up for 20 nominations at this year’s Emmy awards.

Ted Lasso centres around an American football coach who is hired to manage a British football team.

HBO’s Succession leads the awards pack with 25 total nominations, including one for best drama.

The 74th Emmys will be broadcast live from Los Angeles on September the 12th.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Network Rail has launched an investigation into a trackside fire at a bridge in Battersea yesterday.

Officials were called to the site at 4.30am where they found a wooden beam alight. 

Lines on the bridge were closed while the fire was tackled  and two of the three lines were running again by 6.30am.

A walkway was damaged in the blaze and repairs are also due to be carried out. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Airports and airlines are under pressure to be "held to account" after Heathrow announced a cap on daily passengers between now and mid-September.

The UK's busiest airport has told operators to stop selling summer tickets.

It claims airlines didn't cancel enough flights during the recent 'slot amnesty' - but consumer groups are worried carriers could now claim cancellations aren't their fault.

Graeme Buck is from ABTA, which represents travel agents.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Young people from Kingston Academy are being given water safety training on the Thames.

The sessions are being led by Kingston Maritime Volunteer Service.

Record breaking temperatures are expected this week with the river always a popular place to cool off. 

These 14 year old students say the training has been invaluable. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Heathrow's imposed a daily capacity of 100,000 passengers a day.

The caps going to be in place until September the 11th as the aviation industry struggles to cope with pent-up demand following the lifting of Covid restrictions.

The airport's hoping the limit will reduce queue times, delays getting baggage and last-minute cancellations.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Sir Mo Farah has revealed he was trafficked into the UK as a child from Somaliland in west Africa.

The Olympic athlete kept quiet about the real circumstances surrounding his background through fear he would lose his British citizenship.

He grew up in Hounslow and now lives in Teddington.

Colin Carswell is a former Superintendent with the Metropolitan Police and director and co-founder of the Counter Trafficking Network.

He says Farah's case is difficult to comprehend.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:17 pm  

Gary Lineker's the BBC's top earning on-air talent, taking away over one-million pounds a year.

The 61-year-old pundit from Barnes gets paid around 1-point-3 million pounds for appearing on Match Of The Day and Sports Personality Of The Year.

He's been top of the list for five years - despite taking a pay cut in 2020.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Chelsea full-back Reece James says the change of owner has not changed their ambition.

A consortium led by Todd Boehly bought the club from Roman Abramovich in May, ending the Russian's era which saw the Londoners win every major trophy.

James tells us, they've been given assurances they'll still be competitive.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Labour's hoping to spark a general election as it looks to hold a vote of no confidence in the government and remove Boris Johnson

The party wants a vote to happen tomorrow, so Mr Johnson leaves office before the Conservative Party selects a new leader.

Those hoping to be the next Tory leader have until 6 o'clock tonight to submit their applications.

Candidates need to have 20 supporters in order to continue in the race.

Deputy PM and Esher MP Dominic Raab has come out in support of Rishi Sunak, as has Fulham's Greg Hands.

Yesterday evening, Runnymede's Dr Ben Spencer declared his support for Tom Tugendhat.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:04 pm  

We’re being told to “never” use glue traps, after a sparrow fell victim to one

Wildlife Aid Foundation in Leatherhead says it took “numerous treatments over several days” to remove the substance. 

However, they say she now looks “good as new and will hopefully be released very soon”.

 The process is underway to ban the traps, and the charity says “nothing deserves to die in this way”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:15 pm  

A picture of a suspect has been released after a teenage girl was sexually assaulted in Hounslow

She was attacked just after 4pm on the 19th of April, on board the 222 bus in Bell Road.

A man, around 5ft 5in, chubby, and in a dark baseball cap sat next to her, and attacked her when she went to leave.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:49 am  

Sir Mo Farah says it's time for him to be 'honest' after revealing he was brought to the UK illegally as a child

He arrived here at the age of nine using another boy's identity, and enrolled at Feltham Community College in Year 7.

The Home Office says they won’t take any action.

Speaking in the BBC documentary The Real Mo Farah , which airs tomorrow, he says he was sent to live with a woman who mistreated him.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:47 am  

Youngsters from Kingston Academy have been getting water safety training on the Thames

The sessions are being led by Kingston Maritime Volunteer Service. 

Steve Collins is part of the team which patrols the Kingston part of the Thames every weekend. 

He says there’s a big difference when it comes to children being “water-wise.”

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:36 am  

A man in his 60s has died following a collision in Chertsey

Emergency crews were called on Friday morning to the bridge over the M3, between the Twynersh Roundabout on Staines Road and Mill Lane. 

He was taken to hospital but has since died of his injuries. 

Anyone who saw the incident between an HGV and a Mercedes is asked to contact Surrey Police.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:41 am  

Monday, 11 July 2022

Developers of a new retirement community in Weybridge are asking residents for their thoughts on the new project.

Socius wants to repurpose the former JTI building which sits on 10-acres at Members Hill.

It will provide extra care for residents, new community features including a café, hydro-pool, meeting rooms and sensory gardens.

It’s also asking for people’s ideas on what the Pavilion building, a former sports and social club, could be used for. 

To get in touch with your ideas for The Pavilion please see https://membershill.co.uk/ or contact [email protected] or telephone 0800 038 5850. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:30 pm  

Croydon Pridefest is back this weekend

It’s returning to Wandle Park on Saturday for the first time in two years because of coronavirus lockdowns.

The free event, open to everyone, is celebrating Croydon’s LGBTQ+ community, promoting inclusivity and equality.

Starting outside Marks & Spencer at noon, the Pride parade will travel along North End, through central Croydon, finishing at the park.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

A man has been jailed after claiming prizes on a batch of scratchcards he stole from a shop in Putney

47-year-old Henderson Domingo from West Ealing robbed a number of shops at knifepoint, then made off with cash and other items.

Detectives knew of the stolen scratchcards, so were able to track claims and used CCTV to identify him as a suspect.

Around £15,000 in cash was recovered from his home, and he’s been sentenced to 14 years behind bars.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:40 pm  

Dozens more flights have been cancelled at short notice at Heathrow.

The airport says it couldn't handle the number of expected passengers - and it's not ruling out having to do this more over the summer.

Shares in Wizz Air fell earlier after it cut 5 percent of its peak summer schedule to try to avoid problems at terminals.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Two people have been jailed for stealing £170,000 worth of belongings from a house in Stoke D’Abernon on Christmas Eve 2019.







34 year old Gouled Ali has been jailed for 2 years and 3 months and 24 year old Katie McCaferty was given a 2 year suspended sentence.

The pair were caught on CCTV in the area at the time and several of the stolen items were found in his home during his arrest.

McCaferty was also ordered to pay £10,000 in compensation to the victim.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

An investigation's found Birmingham Airport was the worst in the UK for flight delays last year.

Civil Aviation Authority data shows departures were an average of around 12 and a half minutes late taking-off there in 2021.

Heathrow was third-worst, out of 24, with flights taking on average an extra 11 minutes 48 to take off.

Birmingham claims it was under immense pressure on resources and capacity because of coronavirus.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

A teenage girl has been taken to hospital after a fire in Feltham.

Emergency services were called just after 8.30pm to Percival Road, taking 12 calls to the blaze.

It’s believed the fire was accidental and involved a toaster.

We’re being encouraged to check appliances are turned off and unplugged when not in use, unless they’re designed to be left on, like a fridge.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

A blaze in Tolworth has destroyed 5 sheds and 6 gardens after a bonfire got out of control.




40 firefighters were called to a fire on Tolworth Rise North just after 2 o’clock where trees, fences and garden swings were also alight.

 Two men were treated at the scene by paramedics for smoke inhalation.

 LFB are urging people not to have bonfires in this hot weather as the dry heat even the smallest spark could cause a significant fire.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Another 61 flights have been cancelled at Heathrow Airport today.

It's one of a number of terminals in the UK which have struggled to deal with the number of travellers hoping to get away for the summer.

Heathrow's also not ruling out asking carriers to cut more services over the next few weeks - with boss John Holland-Kaye saying it'll request "further action" from airlines if necessary.

Reporter Aisha Zahid has more details

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Nick Kyrgios insists it's not acceptable for a member of the crowd to be speaking to him between points in a Wimbledon final

The controversial Australian objected to someone who was distracting him during his defeat to Novak Djokovic, claiming she was drunk and looked to have had "700 drinks".

Kyrgios says he can't understand why action wasn't taken.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:17 pm  

Tax is the dominating issue among candidates in the Conservative leadership race

11 Tory MPs have announced they are running for the job - which will also see them takeover as Prime Minister.

Spelthorne MP Kwasi Kwarteng is supporting Liz Truss in her leadership campaign.

Chelsea and Fulham MP Greg Hands has this morning given his support for former Chancellor Rishi Sunak, and Sutton’s Paul Scully has declared support for current chancellor Nadhim Zahawi.

A committee of backbench MPs will meet later to finalise rules for the race as well as a timetable.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:34 pm  

Heathrow's apologised to passengers caught up in recent travel chaos but warned there could be more cancellations this summer

The airport's had to axe 61 services today - as it struggles to cope with soaring demand.

Boss, John Holland-Kaye says they'll request "further action" from airlines if necessary.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:01 am  

The tennis may be over but shop owners in Wimbledon Village are hoping the momentum of the last fortnight continues

The amount of fans who flocked to the high street gave businesses affected by the pandemic a much needed boost.   

Adrian Mills owns Thai Tho restaurant.  

He says because Wimbledon Village is viewed as affluent, there’s a misconception money is not an issue for business owners.  

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:46 am  

There wasn’t much of an opportunity for teams to get an advantage in the Surrey Cricket League this weekend

Only two matches were played in the Premier Division. 

Balham and Tooting managed to continue their climb up the table with a win against St Lukes by an impressive nine wickets. 

Meanwhile, Ploughmans lost to Spencer Sharks by 3 wickets.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:35 am  

A person has been airlifted to hospital with critical injuries after a collision in Ashford

Emergency crews were called just after 4pm yesterday to Feltham Hill Road, after a silver Ford Transit van crashed. 

Two other people were taken to hospital with serious injuries. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Surrey Police.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:06 am  

Sunday, 10 July 2022

Novak Djokovic has defended his Wimbledon title - winning the championships for a seventh time

The Serb saw off controversial Australian Nick Kyrgios by 3 sets to 1 in a pulsating final.

It's Djokovic's 21st Grand Slam title with him unbeaten on Centre Court since 2013.

 He says Wimbledon has always been a very special tournament for him.
 
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:11 pm  

Iconic supermodel Naomi Campbell has been formally awarded with a PhD from the University for the Creative Arts for her contributions to the fashion industry

The ceremony was held at The Royal Festival Hall in London on Thursday.

The Streatham born supermodel is one of the fashion industry’s most popular figures and has worked for over 40 years.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:12 pm  

14 drug dealers in Hammersmith and Fulham have been arrested

The borough-wide operation brought together the council, Met Police and the borough’s Gangs Unit, the first of its kind in the country.

The searches were the result of a year-long investigation focused on identifying and apprehending suspects in the area.

Two waves of raids were carried out last month, with officers recovering large sums of money and large amounts of class A drugs.

 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:21 pm  

New Malden station is set to receive a new mural

The New & Old Malden Neighbourhood Committee has provided a grant of £2,550 to scenic artist Lionel Stanhope.

One winning design will be chosen from three by residents, with voting to take place through the council’s Let’s Talk portal.

The mural will appear at the entrance and is aimed to enhance the current station.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:44 pm  

Sutton council will provide holiday food vouchers for families in need

Children who qualify for free school meals will be provided vouchers for the full six weeks of the school summer holiday.

The move comes following the approval by the Housing, Economy and Business Committee to cover a shortfall in government funding.

Schools will distribute vouchers by July 22nd and can be redeemed at various supermarkets across the county.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:13 pm  

Surrey Police has joined the global gender equality campaign HeForShe

The aim is to help combat inequalities found within policing, as well as domestic and sexual abuse in society.

The HeForShe movement urges people of all genders to “stand in solidarity with women to create a united force for gender equality.”

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:30 pm  

Kew Gardens is flourishing on Instagram

The World Heritage site scored the most hits on Instagram when pitted against other botanical gardens across the UK.

Essential Living trawled the internet to examine the number of likes and hashtags associated with “instagrammable” blooms.

Kew scored 10 out of 10 for social media engagement thanks in part to its 500,000 Instagram followers.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:07 am  

The Richmond upon Thames Voluntary Fund is aiming to raise a mammoth £100,000 for children’s mental health charities this year

The trust was launched in 2020 by Richmond Council to collect donations from residents for specific vulnerable groups.

The 2022 beneficiaries are Richmond Carers Centre, Off The Record, ADHD Embrace and the Daniel Spargo-Mabbs Foundation.

There is also wider support planned for parents and carers dealing with a child or young person struggling with their mental health.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:24 am  

Co-op stores across Surrey have teamed up with surplus food app “Too Good To Go” to help reduce food wastage

Shoppers can use the app to find and purchase so called “magic bags.”

The bags are filled with food near its expiry date which would otherwise go to landfill and sold at a third of the original value.

More than 5,800 bags have been distributed in Kent, London, Surrey and East Sussex since the end of January.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:26 am  

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