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Saturday 6 August 2022

A man from Croydon has entered the Guinness Book of World Records by completing 22 Olympic Triathlons in 7 days.

Triathlete Mark Jones was inspired to complete the gruelling challenge to raise awareness of the charity Steel Warriors.

Mark lost his brother to knife crime and wants to see an outside gym made from recycled knives built in Croydon.

He explains the impact of knife crime on his life.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:18 pm  

Sunbury Walled Garden and Staines Cemetery have been awarded Green Flag status for the 12th year running.

The scheme is managed by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy.

The historic Walled Garden in Sunbury Park was built in the early part of the 18th Century. 

Following years of neglect, Spelthorne Council embarked on a restoration project of the two-acre garden in 1985. 

Staines Cemetery is one of four cemeteries in the Borough.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:50 pm  

People in New Malden are being asked to vote on a new mural for the wall outside the train station.

The Residents’ Association “adopted” the station from South Western Railway earlier this year.

The group has now been awarded £2,500 from Kingston Council to spend on enhancing the area around it.  

Four mural options have been created and people are being asked to vote on their favourite via the website or copy and paste the link below into your browser.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:37 pm  

Wimbledon semi-finalist Cameron Norrie is looking in good shape to challenge at the US Open tennis.

The British number 1 is into the final of the Los Cabos Open in Mexico, beating Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime in three sets.

Norrie will face world number one Daniil Medvedev for the title.

But at the Washington Open, Emma Raducanu and Dan Evans both exited in the last eight.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

Fulham boss Marco Silva says it's obvious their principal goal this season is to stay in the Premier League.

The promoted side start life back in the top flight with one of the toughest challenges - a meeting with Liverpool this lunchtime.

He’s looking at striker Aleksandar Mitrovic to continue the type of form last season and do more than just score goals 

Silva doesn't want to obsess over their position in the table - but hopes they don't continue to be a yo-yo club between divisions.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

Extra patrols and signs are happening in parks across Hounslow, to try to prevent any more grass fires.

The hot, dry weather has caused blazes in Feltham and Hanworth recently.

Litter picks are being organised to pick up glass bottles, and vegetation is being cut back to improve fire breaks.

It’s believed that while there has been “significant damage” due to fires, it’s believed that the areas will recover.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:20 am  

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says just thinking about fixture congestion makes him "angry".

They start their bid to win the Premier League title at Fulham this lunchtime.

Klopp believes the scheduling of the World Cup - which will break up the season by being played in November - is a huge problem.

He's worried about player welfare - but can't understand why nothing's being done about it.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 am  

People in parts of Kingston say Thames Water’s advice to control their water usage is “laughable.”

It’s after water mains burst in Kingston Hill and outside Chessington World of Adventures last month.

In Kingston, it took engineers an hour to get on site meaning nearby roads flooded with over 70 firefighters pumping water away.

When the watermain burst outside Chessington World of Adventures, water was propelled 50 feet in the air.

Residents in The Groves in New Malden also claim water was allowed to run for two days after a burst pipe there despite them reporting it. 

Thames Water is the UK's largest water and wastewater services company serving 15 million customers.

We’ve contacted Thames Water for comment. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

A man from Croydon who lost his brother to a knife attack has made it into the Guinness World Records.

 Mark Jones has completed 22 Olympic distance triathlons in 7 days.

He undertook the task for charity, Steel Warriors which recycles knives into street gyms to empower disadvantaged young people.

Mark says the triathlons have kept him strong. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:09 am  

Friday 5 August 2022

Artists and cultural organisations in Croydon can now start applying for grants of up to £50,000.

The council has opened the first stage of bidding for the Ignite Fund. 

Croydon is next year’s London Borough of Culture. 

Croydon Mayor, Jason Perry says “it is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate our culture and to kickstart our regeneration and restore pride.”

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

A Premier League season like no other begins this evening when Arsenal travel to Crystal Palace.

The campaign will be the first ever to have a prolonged break through November and December to accommodate the World Cup in Qatar.

Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko are among the new signings expected to make their Arsenal debuts.

While Palace could hand a first start to Cheick Doucoure.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Patrols are being stepped up in a part of Shepperton, to try and prevent women being harassed.

There have been reports of men harassing women when they’re exercising at the Greeno Centre and park.

Police say the behaviour is “inexcusable” and they’re working to make sure “everyone can exercise in peace”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:06 pm  

The NHS has reportedly declined to meet with Merton Council over the closure of a GP surgery in Streatham.

Councillors say they’re expressing “grave concern” over the closure of Rowans “without proper consultation”. 

The authority adds that problems there have been known since 2008, and patients have had to visit other surgeries for appointments. 

It’s closing after one of the doctors handed in his notice, and patients are to receive information shortly.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

A number of garages have been destroyed by fire in Croydon.

The blaze broke out in Westcombe Avenue near the Purley Way at lunchtime.

Two garages in a rear garden were destroyed by fire and a further six garages were also damaged.

The cause is under investigation.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:49 pm  

Chelsea have completed the signing of defender Marc Cucurella from Brighton.

They announced the news on Twitter by mimicking a message posted by the south coast club earlier this week, which had denied the deal.

Meanwhile, Levi Colwill has moved in the opposite direction on a season-long loan.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

46 million people in Great Britain say they've seen their cost of living rise over the past month

An increase in food prices is largely being blamed.

The Office for National Statistics says almost a fifth of people living in the most deprived areas in England are turning to credit to cope.

These people in Streatham are looking to the government for more support.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:17 pm  

A man has been taken to hospital after a stabbing in Mortlake Cemetery

Emergency crews, including the air ambulance, were called just before 4pm yesterday. 

The man’s condition has been assessed as not life threatening. 

There have been no arrests so far, and anyone with information is asked to contact the Met Police.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:37 am  

Three men from Surrey have been arrested in Windsor, after a man was run over with a car

At around 4.15am yesterday, a man in his 30s was in an altercation with a group of men, and sustained serious leg injuries.

A 21-year-old and two 22-year-olds have been arrested. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Thames Valley Police, or Crimestoppers to remain anonymous.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:04 am  

A 12-year-old skier from New Malden is looking to impress in the English Championships later this month

Freya Tresidder attends Surbiton High, but studies remotely so she can spend more time on the slopes. 

She’s been training alongside world cup athletes, and she tells us what she’s learned from them, beyond skiing skills. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:32 am  

New “female-friendly” plasma machines have been installed at the donor centre in Twickenham

Until now, height and weight restrictions meant that only around 5% of donors have been women. 

47-year-old Kate George from Isleworth says receiving donations gave her “her life back”, and enabled to have a son. 

Blood plasma is used to make immunoglobulin, which strengthens the immune system of people with rare disorders.

Ruth is a nurse specialising in blood plasma, and says this about the new machines.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:17 am  

Thursday 4 August 2022

A volunteer group monitoring the Thames in Kingston says its message about water safety is being ignored.

Kingston Maritime Volunteer Service doesn’t tell children not to swim in the river, but it does advise them not to swim near locks.

Steve Collins is head of Kingston MVS.

He says older children aren’t as receptive to the message. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:25 pm  

A GMB union for refuse workers are prepared to have talks to end bin strikes in Elmbridge and Surrey Heath.

It follows an invitation from ACAS the governments conciliatory body. 

The GMB union employees have been on strike since Monday over pay. 

A further two weeks of strikes have been notified. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:33 pm  

Croydon Council wants people to have their say on a new measure to tackle antisocial behaviour in the town centre.

Its after the council launched its six week consultation on a new Public Space Protection Order.

These orders will be used to address concerns such as specific nuisances or problems which are detrimental to quality of life.

The consultation which will cover parts of South Croydon and Broad Green will run until 15th September. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:17 pm  

The National Archives in Kew is urging parents to take their children for a visit this summer holiday.

The centre is home to over 1,000 years of history and houses documents including the Domesday Book.

Bosses say it’s a great chance to get youngsters excited about British history. 

Children’s tours are free. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:14 pm  

Detectives investigating the disappearance of a 24 year old student nurse last seen in West Croydon have made a fourth arrest.

A 22-year-old man was detained by officers at an address in Croydon last night on suspicion of murder.

Three other men who were previously arrested on suspicion of murder as part of this investigation and remain in custody. 

Owami Davies from Grays, in Essex, left her family home on the 4th of July and was last seen in West Croydon on July the 7th. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:13 pm  

A man has been disqualified from driving, after being caught going at over 100mph near Sunbury

54-year-old Steven Bapuji from Farnborough was caught in September last year on the M3. 

He was also undertaking in the rain at speed. 

Bapuji has also been hit with a fine of over £800, and given a fixed penalty notice for his number plate.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:23 pm  

Nightclubs, bars, and other late night businesses in South West London are to be trained in protecting women and girls

Merton, Kingston, Richmond and Wandsworth have received £200,000 from the government to help keep them safe. 

The money aims to “break down barriers” by raising awareness of local and national services, as well as providing education to bystanders. 

Merton Council leader Ross Garrod says they want to “build structures” to reduce violence.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:07 am  

New Chelsea signing Kalidou Koulibaly says the Premier League has wanted him for a long time

He's finally made the move to England's top league after deciding the time was right to leave Napoli.

Koulibaly's been asked why he chose Chelsea.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:31 am  

Elmbridge Borough Council is hoping to be handed £1 million of Government funding

 The authority wants to spend the money on its plan to improve high streets and help relaunch Walton Playhouse. 

The money would be coming from the  UK Shared Prosperity Fund which is part of the Government’s Levelling Up agenda.

The authority will find out if its bid has been successful in the Autumn.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:48 am  

Students looking to study at Kingston University this September are being urged not to focus on one particular subject option

Exam results are due on the 18th and Kingston says it’s expecting hundreds of calls to its clearing hotline. 

But the advice this year is to do as much research as possible on all courses before receiving results. 

Potential applicants should also make sure they’re ready to phone the Clearing hotline early on as they will get very busy very quickly. 

The University says there has been a perception that Clearing is for students who don't get their expected grades. 

But, increasingly, it’s a shop window for people who have changed their minds, who want to stay closer to home or move away.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:23 am  

Wednesday 3 August 2022

New Chelsea signing Kalidou Koulibaly says he felt he had to call John Terry back for permission to wear the number 26 shirt

 The Senegal international wanted to continue with the same number after his move from Napoli to Stamford Bridge.

Despite Chelsea legend Terry putting the phone down on him to start with, Koulibaly says he got the answer he wanted eventually.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:35 pm  

A third man has been arrested following the disappearance of a nurse in West Croydon.

24-year-old Owami Davies from Essex was last seen in Derby Road on July the 4th

A 32-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of murder, with a 27 and a 23-year-old also in custody. 

Police say the investigation remains a missing person’s one, and their priority is still finding Owami.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:40 pm  

Voting has now opened to nominate a park in Banstead for a national award.

Nork Park is the running to be recognised as the UK’s favourite open space if it reaches the top 20% of votes by the 18th of August.

The Fields in Trust Award champions and supports parks and green spaces.

Nork Park is a popular dog walking spot recognised for its wonderful views with a wealth of rare and unusual plants.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

HMP Wandsworth will “continue to struggle” without a major change in staff.

A report by the HM Inspectorate of Prisons has found that violence has increased since last year, and overcrowding is still an issue. 

The work of the new governor was praised but the report said he battles “very high rates of non-effective staff”. 

A prison service spokesperson says HMP Wandsworth is addressing concerns, providing additional training and reducing its population.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:19 pm  

Network Rail has apologised to Brentford fans, ahead of disruption on the rails on Saturday.

The Bees are hosting Manchester United in their first home game of the season.

However, the Hounslow loop is to close from Saturday to Tuesday between Barnes and Feltham, as part of a scheme to improve signals.

Brentford is advising fans to arrive early and is thanking the train operators for their “clear advanced communication”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:56 pm  

There has been a spate of watch thefts in South London, and police are looking for a specific car to help with their investigation

The force is looking at 12 offences from May to July, including in Fulham, Streatham, and Balham. 

In each incident, the victim was hit with an object then mugged, and it’s believed a silver Audi Q2 was the mode of transport. 

They all took place in the evening or early morning, with times ranging from around 5pm until 2am.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:35 pm  

Richmond Council have gone to the High Court to get a group of travellers evicted from Kew Green

Once the papers have been cleared, they’ll be able to serve a notice on them. 

The authority says that officers are on site to carry out welfare checks

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:28 am  

Investigations are continuing into a large grass fire in Feltham

Around 100 firefighters were called to an area off Hatton Road on Monday evening. 

Around six hectares of land caught light including a cemetery and an animal sanctuary. 

10 people were evacuated as a precaution.

 Fire crews also tackled a blaze on Frampton Road in Hounslow, where around two acres of grassland was damaged. 

We're being warned that even though the temperature has dropped, grasslands will still be incredibly dry.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:08 am  

Richmond’s new Mayor is putting young people at the top of her agenda for the coming year

Councillor Julia Cambridge is former Vice Chair of Education and Children’s Services at the council. 

She’s chosen RUILS as her charity of choice for the year ahead, meaning she will direct fundraising efforts towards it. 

It supports disabled children and adults with long term health and mental health conditions. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:41 am  

There are more delays in store for some South Western Railway passengers following the recent strike action

The line will be closed between Barnes and Feltham via Hounslow from Saturday the 13th to Tuesday the 16th. 

The operator says it’s so essential work can be carried out to improve reliability on the line. 

Buses will run instead. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:29 am  

Fuel works were interrupted yesterday after a protester buried into a hole beside the M25 at Chertsey

Extinction Rebellion campaigner “Digger” locked himself in a tunnel on the ExxonMobil pipeline construction site. 

The gas company is installing a replacement pipe at the site to take its fuel from Southampton to Heathrow. 

51 year old fellow campaigner Woody explains what has made him and others like him take action.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:08 am  

Tuesday 2 August 2022

The MPs for Putney and Wimbledon have come together to object to a major planning project at the All-England Club.

The MPs for Putney and Wimbledon have come together to object to a major planning project at the All-England Club.

 There are plans for an 8,000 seater stadium and 38 temporary use grass courts on the site of Wimbledon Park Golf Club.

 Labour’s Fleur Anderson and Tory Stephen Hammond say it’s an “inappropriate scale”.

 The plans are out for consultation, with Wandsworth Council’s one ending today, and Merton’s ending on the 15th.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:17 pm  

Council leaders in Greater London say are worried about the impact of expanding the Ultra Low Emission Zone.


Council leaders in Greater London say are worried about the impact of expanding the Ultra Low Emission Zone.

 Epsom and Ewell says allowance is required for “essential” places including the A3, M25, and St Helier Hospital.

 The vehicle charging zone is to be to be expanded to areas including Kingston and Merton next year.

 The consultation closed on Friday; we’ve contacted the Mayor of London’s office for comment with no response.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:22 pm  

A 22-year-old has appeared at the Old Bailey accused of murdering a man in Balham.

A 22-year-old has appeared at the Old Bailey accused of murdering a man in Balham.

49 year old Errol McKay died at his home last July after suffering stab wounds to the head and neck.

Raekwon Hanniford-Brown was later arrested at Gatwick airport.

 A plea hearing has been scheduled for October and he’s been remanded in custody.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:59 pm  

The MP for Sutton is throwing his support for PM behind Liz Truss.

Paul Scully previously supported chancellor Nadhim Zahawi, who is also supporting Ms Truss.

He says she has long-term potential.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:51 pm  

A “safety map” has been produced by a group of youngsters in Hounslow.

The 34 young people aged 11 to 19 are from nine different schools and colleges across the borough.  

Working with a ‘graphic recorder’, their map offers a snapshot of the group’s hopes and aspirations around community safety.

The group also learned about topics including exploitation, radicalisation, and grooming to further inform their work.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

Police investigating the disappearance of a nurse have arrested two men on suspicion of murder.

24-year-old Owami Davies from Essex was last seen in Derby Road in West Croydon on July the 4th

Two men, aged 27 and 23 were detained last night in Croydon and are being questioned. 

Police say the investigation remains a missing person’s one.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:30 pm  

British Airways has stopped selling short-haul flights from Heathrow for at least a week

The airline says the limit on domestic and European trips is due to the airport's cap on passenger numbers.

Tens of thousands of journeys have already been cancelled this summer - as reporter Ashna Hurynag explains.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:39 pm  

Two sisters from New Malden are to feature in a new Channel 4 documentary about bereavement

Good Grief? is hosted by the Reverend Richard Coles and takes a look at his own personal loss following the death of his husband. 

The programme, being aired next Monday evening, will aim to open up the conversation around the loss of a loved one.  

Manuela and Silvana Saragosa will speak about their mother who passed away, while Silvana also lost her partner to suicide.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:27 am  

A man who carried out “armed” robberies at bookmakers across London, including in Sutton, has been jailed for ten years

Officers found that 50-year-old Brett Mullan from Gravesend was travelling to and from his targets by train, and so found CCTV of him. 

On one occasion he was stopped by a ticket inspector, which resulted in him giving his real name. 

When police searched his address, the police found a collapsible walking stick, which he’d wrap in a plastic bag to resemble a gun.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:12 am  

A new environmentally friendly fire extinguisher that will combat wildfires is being developed in Shepperton

Keith Dracup discovered that firefighters were unable to put out the fires with chemicals and water and decided to create a new solution.

The idea for the invention came after friends were caught up in bushfires in Australia nearly 30 years ago

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:36 am  

British Airways has announced it won't sell any tickets for short haul flights from Heathrow for the next week

The airline says it's because of the airport's cap on passenger numbers, and will help customers whose trips have been cancelled and need to rebook.

But it'll mean thousands of seats being removed from sale, potentially increasing demand and inflating prices with rival firms.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:21 am  

A GP surgery in Streatham is to close, prompting fears of pressure on other practices in the area

After one of the doctors at Rowans Surgery gave his notice, the partners decided not to renew the contract. 

They also claim the building is unsafe and they’re suffering staff shortages. 

Merton Council leader Ross Garrod says “we strongly oppose this move and demand answers”. 

Patients registered there are to receive a letter shortly.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:54 am  

Monday 1 August 2022

Saturday marks the 77th anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing in Japan.

Members of Kingston Peace Council will gather at the riverside at 12 noon to hold a minute’s silence for the victims. 

There will also be a vigil outside Bentalls Centre. 

Similar vigils will take place across the world.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

A new specialist school is set to open in Elmbridge.

It will provide high quality specialist education for autistic children and children who have communication and interaction needs. 

Hopescourt School will create up to 80 additional places in its first year of opening in 2024, increasing to 200 by 2028/29.   

Surrey County Council is pledging to increase the number of available specialist school places from around 3,700 up to 6,000 by 2030.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:30 pm  

Support workers have been out and about in Wandsworth to offer advice to people experiencing domestic abuse.

Charity Hestia ran a stall in Southside Shopping Centre to try and raise awareness of the avenues people can use to get help.   

They also showed a film explaining the different forms domestic abuse can take, including intimidation and control.  

The council is reminding people they can access free advice across the borough including every Monday morning at St Mark’s in Battersea.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:30 pm  

We’ve cheered on the Lionesses, now it’s time to offer our support to the Red Roses.

The women’s rugby team is having a meet and greet day at Twickenham Stadium on August the 11th

The Roses are ranked number one in the world and are unbeaten in their past 23 test matches. 

They are opening their training session at Twickenham on the 11th to their fans before they take on the world in New Zealand.  

Gates open at 10am.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:40 pm  

Around 100 firefighters are tackling a blaze on grass in #Feltham

Around six hectares of land is alight.

Emergency crews say it's producing a large amount of smoke - and wants residents to keep their windows and doors closed.

The cause is not yet known.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:33 pm  

Around 3,000 illegal vapes have been seized in Kensington and Chelsea in a haul worth over £20,000.

The council says retailers are using food brand names such as Fanta or Skittles to encourage young people to buy vapes.  

The issue is believed to stem from US law that prohibits high volume and strength vapes meaning they can longer be sold there.   

Many of the products confiscated carry the US health warning and are being smuggled into the UK. 

Some vapes can leak with the risk of exposure to liquid nicotine which is poisonous and could cause serious harm or possibly death.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

Chelsea is in advanced talks with Brighton about signing full-back Marc Cucurella.

The Spain international handed in a transfer request last week, after Manchester City had a £30-million bid turned down.

Albion value him at £50-million and it's understood Chelsea is prepared to pay that.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:48 pm  

There are fears that there’s not going to be enough electricity in Hounslow to accommodate the housing plan.

The Financial Times reports that the Greater London Authority has written to developers, saying parts of West London could need over ten years to catch up. 

The Mayor’s office says they’re working with network providers and calling on ministers to resolve the issues. 

Meanwhile, the National Grid says it’s a problem with connection agreements at a local distribution level.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:29 pm  

Fire crews have been tackling an “out of control bonfire” near Heathrow Airport.

The brigade was called just before 4pm yesterday, to reports that “several” sheds were alight.

The smoke was seen from the airport, although there are no reports of any casualties or evacuations.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:15 pm  

Police say they are extremely concerned for the welfare of a student nurse last seen in West Croydon three weeks ago.


24 year old Owami Davies left her family home in Grays in Essex on the 4th of July.

Officers say Owami was in a “vulnerable state when she was last seen”.

People in West Croydon are also being urged to check their sheds and outbuildings  and report any suspicious activity.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:33 pm  

Anyone convicted of drink or drug driving in Surrey this month is going to be named and shamed

The police have launched their annual summer crackdown, which sees extra resources dedicated to the issue. 

Chief Inspector Michael Hodder says while drink driving is becoming more socially unacceptable, drug driving is on the increase. 

He adds that they’re to use education, engineering and enforcement to deal with offenders, and focus on vulnerable drivers like motorcyclists and young drivers.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:17 pm  

Some refuse workers in Elmbridge have begun their strike, in a row over pay

It means there’ll be no kerbside collections by members of the GMB union until the 19th of this month. 

A spokesman for Amey says their pay offer of 4.21% is in line with the real living wage, compared to the 28% being asked for. 

He adds that it’s being accepted by other workers across the country.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:45 am  

Fire crews have been tackling an early morning blaze at a disused building in Croydon

Emergency crews were called just before 4.30am to Sydenham Road, to a block of flats that was under refurbishment. 

One man left the building before the brigade arrived and was treated at the scene by ambulance crews. 

The cause is under investigation.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:31 am  

There’s only 0.02 points in it between the teams at the top of the Surrey Cricket League

Bottom of the table Ottershaw lost to second-placed London Gymkhana by five wickets. 

Meanwhile, top-placed Surrey Warriors Strikers had their game with Balham and Tooting abandoned. 

That leaves Spencer Sharks the only team to have played 14 games so far, cemented with a four wicket victory over Surrey Warriors Spartans.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:13 am  

England women's manager Sarina Wiegman says her team has had a huge influence on others on their way to winning Euro 2022

The Lionesses got a 2-1 victory over Germany after extra-time in the final - in front of a crowd of more than 87-thousand at Wembley.

They’ve been based at a hotel in Teddington throughout the tournament, and there were cheers and celebrations when they returned there last night.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:21 am  

Sunday 31 July 2022

People are being reminded to be careful when having picnics in Bushy and Richmond Parks.

It’s because of the unnecessary impact it has on the park’s deer.

In recent weeks the deer have been captured by Royal Parks swooping on picnics and devouring them including large amounts of plastic.

The Parks are also reminding people that feeding deer is illegal and dangerous.

People are being told to avoid the following areas which are deer hotspots, model boat and playground in Bushy Park and Richmond Gate and Horn Beam Avenue in Richmond Park.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:28 pm  

Richmond council is asking people to share their thoughts on the borough’s iconic views and open spaces.

It comes as the council is looking to protect several views across the borough including Richmond Hill, that maybe impacted by planning and development applications.

People are invited to have their say on the landscapes inside the draft Local Views SPD, the document being used by the council to outline the views they wish to protect.

People have until 5th September to read the document and share their opinions.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:20 pm  

There has been a serious collision between a motorbike and car just before Cobham services on the M25.

Emergency services were called to the scene just after 12.30pm this afternoon. 

The motorcyclist was taken to hospital with serious injuries. 

Three lanes were closed for a short period of time. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:39 pm  

The MP for Feltham and Heston is raising money for a stroke charity following the death of her mother.

Different Strokes helps survivors of working age to optimise their recovery and regain as much independence as possible.

Seema Malhotra says the London West branch “provided a welcoming environment” with classes and social events.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:39 pm  

People in Hounslow who’ve had the catalytic converter stolen from their car are being asked to make sure they report it

The number of incidents in the area has shot up from just 11 in 2017 and 2018, to 320 in 2019 and 2020.

Feltham and Heston MP Seema Malhotra wants to hear from victims and says she’s speaking to industry and Parliament about the issue.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:12 am  

A group of residents in Barnes is proposing to revive the idea of a garden bridge across the Thames

They’ve launched a website to promote the idea of renovating a disused railway bridge as a new art and garden space linking Barnes with Chiswick.

The group has approached Network Rail as well as Hounslow and Richmond Councils about the bridge, which has been closed since 1896.

The last attempt to create a garden bridge over the Thames cost £53 million pounds before it was shelved when Sadiq Khan replaced Boris Johnson as Mayor of London.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:05 am  

A celebration of South Asian Contemporary Arts is coming to Hounslow next month

The festival will feature work by South Asian artists showcasing dance, music and family shows.

The event on the 13th of August will be the first of its kind according to the organisers.

The aim is to give the South Asian community a platform for future events in the borough.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:24 am  

Surrey Police is refuting claims by the Lib Dems that nearly 43% of crimes in the county went un-investigated last year

Chloe Norman has this special report.

A spokesperson for Surrey Police told us: 

The rate of solved crime in Surrey, although reflective of the national picture, is absolutely not where we would want it to be. However, it is inaccurate to say 42.8% of crimes in Surrey go un-investigated. All reports of crime are taken seriously and any viable lines of enquiry will be investigated.  The statistic quoted reflects cases where a suspect has not been able to be identified which may be down to a number of factors including limited evidential opportunities such as CCTV, witnesses, and forensics.

We continue to work with our partners and with the public to strengthening crime prevention and detection rates across the county and a further 150 officers and operational staff have also been recruited this year as part of the national uplift to increase police numbers.

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