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Saturday, 17 September 2022

Twickenham Stoop pays tribute to Her Majesty The Queen ahead of Harlequins vs Saracens

Following the one-minute silence at the Twickenham Stoop in memory of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, both Harlequins and Saracens teams and fans joined together to sing 'God Save The King' led by classical singer Camilla Kerslake, wife of former Quins captain Chris Robshaw.


What followed was an exciting clash between these two London rivals.  The hosts started with a brace of tries from Cadan Murley within the opening 10 minutes.  Saracens clawed their way back through scores from Daly and Malins, before Joe Marchant extended the lead for Quins heading into half time.

Another try from Malins along with Tomkins adding his name to the scorecard for Saracens saw them pull ahead.  Daly used his long-range boot to secure a penalty from just inside the half-way line and Farrell, whose kicking had faltered in the first half under the watchful eye of England Head Coach Eddie Jones, brought it back in line when the pressure was on.

It was an heroic effort from Harlequins - two players earned their first caps in premiership rugby competition; the team played over half the game without captain and powerhouse Dombrandt who had to leave the field in the 38th minute; fly-half Allan carried out a 100% kicking success rate,

Saracens proved victorious at final whistle.

Full Time: Harlequins 27 - 30 Saracens

Head Coach at Harlequins, Tabai Matson, summarised his thoughts in the post-match press conference:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:31 pm  

Harlequins vs Saracens at the Twickenham Stoop
Its round 2 in the English Rugby Union Premiership and Harlequins face Saracens in their first home game of the season.

The Twickenham Stoop anticipates an electrifying game as the London derby sees two teams come together who last fought each other during the 2021/22 semi-final; the Quartered Men coming off second best on that occasion.

Kick-off is 3pm.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:21 pm  

Fulham boss Marco Silva believes the best team won after his side secured a 3-2 Premier League victory last night.
They scored three goals against Nottingham Forest in just six minutes to turn the match around.

Silva told us he was pleased his words at half time made an impact.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:30 am  

Two-time Wimbledon Champion Andy Murray says he was disappointed after Great Britain were beaten at the Davis Cup Tennis.

The team missed out on a quarter-final place as they went down 2-1 to the Netherlands in Glasgow.

Murray and Joe Salisbury lost their decisive doubles match.

The former world number one felt the team had been in with the chance of a ‘really good run’.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:03 am  

Residents at The Royal Star and Garter Care Home in Surbiton have been paying tribute to Her Majesty, The Queen.

The charity provides care to veterans and their partners living with disability or dementia. 

Queen Elizabeth became its Patron in 1953.

Monica describes herself as a Navy Wife. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 am  

Friday, 16 September 2022

Spelthorne Borough Council is preparing to commemorate Queen Elizabeth II.

The Mayor will be holding a Moment of Reflection, outside the Council Offices in Knowle Green from 7.50pm on Sunday.

It’ll be followed by the national minute’s silence. 

Three community centres will also be opened on Monday so residents can gather to watch the state funeral.

 They are Greeno Community Centre, Fordbridge Community Centre, and Staines Community Centre; people must pre-register attendance.  


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

The Prince and Princess of Wales are in Surrey meeting soldiers from across the Commonwealth who'll be involved in the Queen's state funeral on Monday.

These troops performed a haka for the couple at Pirbright Barracks.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

A special service of thanksgiving for The Queen will be held in Worcester Park tonight.

It’s being hosted by the town’s branch of The Royal British Legion.

Members and veterans of the Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Air Force are expected to parade from 8pm. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Knifepoint robbery investigated in East Molesey.

Officers were called following reports that a woman had been robbed at knifepoint on Kent Road on August the 26th. 

The victim was walking along the road at around 7.30pm when she was approached by three men all dressed in black. 

Feeling intimidated, she went to cross the road but was stopped by one of the suspects who revealed what looked like a knife in the waistband of his trousers and told her to give him everything she had. 

The victim handed over her purse containing her wallet and house keys. 

The men then left heading towards Vine Road.

The first male has been described as of skinny build and wearing a black hoodie with grey across the back of the shoulders, black tracksuit bottoms with a grey stripe to the knee.

The second male has been described as of a very large build, wearing a black hoodie with white down the front and a white emblem on the left of his chest. 

He was also wearing black tracksuit bottoms with solid grey stripes all the way down and black trainers.

The third male has been described as of skinny build wearing white trainers, black tracksuit bottoms, a black hoodie which had a light colour around the neckline but a black hood.

L/Detective Constable, Adam Herne, said: "We would like to remind the public that incidents such as this are rare and that we are doing all we can to locate the suspects."

Anyone with information should contact Police on 101 quoting crime reference number PR/ 45220091961

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:39 pm  

A man has been jailed for 18 years for the murder of a woman in Cheam.

57 year old Mohsen Saadi was found guilty of killing 42-year-old Peninah Kabeba in May following reports of a disturbance. 

Saadi had been living at the address in Cheam Park Road for a short period just prior to the murder.

One of the neighbours who called police kept Saadi in his vision and directed officers to him where he was arrested and later charged. 

Detective Sergeant Marc Gadd from the homicide team who investigated Penny’s murder said:

"Saadi is a vile man who took Penny’s life in an act of senseless gratuitous violence.

“I know this has been an incredibly difficult time for Penny’s family and friends but I hope the fact Saadi will now spend a significant amount of time in prison brings them some peace.

“I would like to commend Penny’s neighbours who came to her aid and greatly assisted the police by following her attacker which led to his arrest – their actions were crucial in enabling us to swiftly arrest him."


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

Hundreds of school children have tied ribbons to the fencing at the rear entrance of Surbiton station in memory of The Queen.

The aim is to eventually create a wall of colour that will greet passengers as they disembark. 

Lib Dem leader and Kingston and Surbiton MP, Sir Ed Davey, was on hand this morning to help launch the art project.

He said reading some of the children’s messages to Her Majesty brought tears to his eyes. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:05 pm  

SW London and Surrey's News roundup outside of the official mourning for HM, The Queen.

Conservative peer Zac Goldsmith has been sacked from his position as Animal Welfare minister. 

Baron Goldsmith of Richmond Park was given the role after losing his Richmond Park seat in 2019, then being made a life peer by Boris Johnson. 

However, he still works as Minister for the Pacific and International Environment, a job which has “animal welfare” listed as a responsibility. 

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Police believe they know the identity of a man seen with a knife in Mitcham. 

Emergency crews were called at around 3.30pm on Wednesday to Gaston Road, but couldn’t find the person. 

There have been no arrests or reports of any injuries.

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Two people have been seen having sex at a park in Brentford. 

Police were called at around 9.40am to Carville Park South on Wednesday. 

A report on Nextdoor website claims it happened near the basketball court, and one of the people fled on a bike. 

When police arrived, the suspects had gone, and there have been no arrests. 

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The boss of Leeds United has been fined £10,000 and a touchline ban, after “improper language and conduct” during their match against Brentford. 

Jesse Marsch was given a red card after penalty appeals by Crysencio Summerville weren’t given. 

The Bees won the match 5-2.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:10 pm  

The Mayor of Richmond will host a civic service of commemoration for the late Queen Elizabeth II on Sunday

It’ll be held at St. Mary’s Church in Twickenham and will end with the national minute’s silence.  

People are being warned that the church only holds 600 people and seats will be allocated on a first come first served basis. 

Otherwise, residents are invited to mark the moment privately at home, out on doorsteps or on the street.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:38 am  

Fulham boss Marco Silva is expecting a subdued atmosphere at the City Ground when they face Nottingham Forest this evening

The national anthem will be played at all Premier League matches this weekend, while a period of silence will also take place before kick-off following the death of the Queen.

Silva says it'll be a unique occasion.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:11 am  

Thursday, 15 September 2022

A man from Staines has been convicted of hate related offences after using racial slurs to verbally assault a parking attendant.

On 25th March 28-year-old Osanda Hannadeige racially abused the attendant and knocked the ticket machine out of his hand, damaging it.

He has been handed an 18-month community order, must complete a thirty-day rehabilitation programme and 150 hours of unpaid work.

Insp. Maxine Cilia said, “hate crime is a Surrey Police priority and this kind of behaviour will not be tolerated towards anyone in the community”.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:45 pm  

Police are hunting for suspects that broke into a home in Worcester Park last night.

It’s thought they broke into the property on Woodlands Avenue through the kitchen window at around 8pm.

It’s reported that they stole laptops, watches and jewellery. 

Anyone with CCTV footage in the are or information is urged to contact police on 101.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:44 pm  

More than 100 flights are expected to be cancelled at Heathrow because of The Queen’s funeral.

15% of its 12,000 flights due to take off or land on Monday will be disrupted.

The airport wants the skies over London to be quiet during the two-minute national silence at noon.

No flights will be allowed to take off or land from 15 minutes before the silence starts until 15 minutes after it ends.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:12 pm  

It’s been confirmed Queen Elizabeth will be buried beside her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, in a private service following her state funeral on Monday.

Thousands of people are continuing to file past her coffin Westminster Hall; we’re told the wait is now at least 9 hours in the 4 mile long queue.

Emotions are still high in the room - with many wiping tears away as they leave.

Her Majesty’s lying in state until Monday morning, when her coffin will be taken to Westminster Abbey for an 11am service.

A national two-minute silence will be held at the end.

The late-Queen's body will then be taken through the streets of London before being driven to Windsor Castle, ahead of that private burial.

This afternoon, the Prince and Princess of Wales spoke to mourners at Sandringham.

William talked about yesterday's procession and said walking behind Queen Elizabeth’s coffin reminded him of doing the same following his mother's death in 1997.

Earlier, the Earl and Countess of Wessex lit candles in memory of the Queen at Manchester Cathedral.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:55 pm  

Surrey have returned to the top of cricket's County Championship despite being held to a draw by Northamptonshire.

They're eight points clear of second placed Hampshire going into the last couple of rounds of fixtures. 

Warwickshire's match with Somerset was also drawn.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:52 pm  

Eight times Wimbledon champ Roger Federer says "the message from my body is clear" after announcing he's to retire from tennis later this month.

The 20-time Grand Slam champion, who hasn't played since Wimbledon in 2021 because of a knee injury, will compete in his last professional match at the Laver Cup in London next week.

These fans say he'll be missed.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:48 pm  

In three years’ time, it’ll be the 1,100th anniversary of England’s first King Athelstan being crowned in Kingston.

The borough’s MP, Sir Ed Davey, says that would be a great time for Charles III to visit the borough for the first time as King.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:16 pm  

The Great River Race from Millwall to Ham turned into a procession at the weekend, with attendees placing black ribbons on their boats.

Kevin Webber from Stoneleigh was there, and his efforts have raised £3,000 for Prostate Cancer UK.

He describes the atmosphere at the event.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:14 pm  

Historian Tracy Borman explains why so many are feeling such a loss after the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:37 pm  

South-West London and North Surrey’s News today beyond the official mourning.

A Londis shop in Ashford has been robbed at knifepoint. 

A CCTV picture has been released, following the incident just after midday on Saturday the 13th of August. 

A man entered the shop on Glenfield, threatened the cashier, and stole around £240. 

The suspect has been described as a White man, in his mid to late 20’s, with a dark coloured beard and short scruffy dark brown hair. 

He was wearing a dark coloured t-shirt, with dark coloured shorts and dark trainers. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Surrey Police. 

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The family of a man shot dead in Streatham Hill will be able to view some of the bodycam footage recorded on the night. 

The 24-year-old was killed on September the 5th

Family spokesman Jefferson Bosela told BBC Newsnight that the family would be able to view the footage next week. 

That’s according to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC). 

A plaque has been unveiled for a firefighter from Twickenham who was killed in the line of duty. 

Fredereick Charles Willoughby was “overcome by fumes” while tackling a four-hour fire at the Royal Palace Hotel in Kensington. 

His niece, Liz Acris, says he had a “tremendous sense of duty”. 

It was unveiled by the Norbiton-based Fire Brigades Union, around 100 metres away from where the hotel stood.

Mental health charity Mind says people struggling following the shooting of Chris Kaba in Streatham Hill should reach out. 

It says that “the killing of an unarmed black man by a police officer is hard to bear” and that “racial trauma is real”. 

It adds that the event could be “incredibly triggering”. 

The police watchdog is continuing to investigate the incident. 

A pop-up COVID-19 vaccine clinic is coming to Twickenham next Thursday. 

It’ll be at York House on Richmond Road from 10.30am to 4pm. 

No appointments are required. 

The COVID-19 autumn booster is also available to people aged 50 years and older, those aged 5 years and over in a clinical risk group, frontline health and social care staff, and those who care for vulnerable people with weakened immune systems. 

A series of webinars have been launched by the Surrey Wildlife Trust, to help people “take action” to help nature. 

They include ideas on how to create habitats, show examples of the benefits that can have for nature, and how to volunteer. 

They’re free, and you can find more information here: www.surreywildlifetrust.org/whatson/community-action-nature-webinars

 

Fulham boss Marco Silva believes teenage attacker Luke Harris has a bright future ahead of him. 

The 17-year-old - who's made just one senior appearance for the Londoners - has been called up to the latest Wales squad for Nations League internationals against Belgium and Poland. 

Silva says it shows how highly the youngster is rated. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:06 pm  

New Chelsea head coach Graham Potter had to settle for a 1-all draw with RB Salzburg in his first game in charge last night

Chelsea paid tribute to the Queen with a minute's silence ahead of kick-off.

The result at Stamford Bridge leaves the Londoners with just one point from their first two group games.

Despite letting their lead slip, Potter says he can take one big positive from the team's performance.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:41 am  

A 28-year-old man is in hospital following a shooting in Battersea.

On Tuesday night, just after 11pm, emergency crews were called to Fairchild Close. 

No arrests have yet been made.

 Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, or Crimestoppers to remain anonymous.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:05 am  

Foodbanks in England are facing backlash, after some of them decided to close on Monday “out of respect for the Queen”

Wimbledon Food Bank was going to close, but it decided to remain open following criticism online, as well as offers of support. 

The Trussell Trust, which runs many of them, says each bank is an independent charity, and they run sessions on different days and times. 

Some GPs and NHS trusts are also being criticised for cancelling appointments on Monday.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:15 am  

Wednesday, 14 September 2022

Campaign group, Stop Heathrow Expansion, says plans to disrupt flights on Monday don’t go far enough.

The airport has announced flights won’t pass over the capital during The Queen’s state funeral. 

The campaign group says “Heathrow should show respect to all its neighbours, including Windsor Castle, by cancelling the many late-running flights.”

The airport has continued to receive criticism over the summer for allowing flights to take off after 11pm and arrive before 6am.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Hammersmith and Fulham Council have been suspected of satire, following their decision to cancel Car Free Day out of respect for The Queen.

It was due to go ahead on Sunday on King Street.

One person said “I’m watching the traffic jam between TK Maxx  and the William Morris with a patriotic tear running down my cheek”.

A spokesperson for the council says it’s likely to be rescheduled for early October.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

New Chelsea head coach Graham Potter says he wants to foster a strong relationship between the supporters and the team.

He'll be in the dugout for the first time at Stamford Bridge against RB Salzburg in the Champions League 

Potter insists he'll do all he can to make the fans proud after the sacking of Thomas Tuchel 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

All Premier League matches this weekend will begin with a minute's silence to pay tribute to the Queen

It will be followed by the national anthem with fans also asked to applaud during the 70th minute.

This is in reference to Elizabeth the second's 70-year reign.

Big screens and advertising boards will also display tributes, while flags at the stadiums will fly at half-mast.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Campaign group Stop Heathrow Expansion has been responding to news flights will be disrupted on Monday for The Queen's funeral.

Reacting to the latest news that Heathrow will disrupt flights today and on Monday to coincide with events related to the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Justine Bayley, Chairman of Stop Heathrow Expansion, said:

“While we support this move, out of respect to the late Monarch, Heathrow could and should go further.  It should show respect to all its neighbours – including Windsor Castle – by cancelling the many late-running flights that take off after 11pm and even later, and disallowing arrivals in the very early morning, before 6am.

“This summer has, once again, shown Heathrow to be a national embarrassment. With so many disruptive late-running flights and its inability to run an efficient airport operation, Heathrow must never be allowed to expand.”

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:45 pm  

Train and coach companies across the south of England are putting on extra services as people head to London to pay their respects to the Queen.

National Express coach company said it was seeing "unprecedented demand" for travel over the period of national mourning as the public head to London to pay their respects.

South Western Railway has said customers should check journey planners regularly for the latest information but services were expected to be "extremely busy on the day of, and in the days leading up to, the funeral".

TfL Rail, which runs the Crossrail services from Reading on the  Elizabeth Line, said it would run a special service with 12 trains per hour on the central section from Paddington to Abbey Wood on Sunday.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

The Royal Marsden has been paying tribute to The Queen.

Her Majesty had been Patron of the hospitals in Sutton and Chelsea since 1952.

Books of condolence have opened at both hospital chapels and can also be accessed online. 

Prince William became President of the Royal Marsden in May 2007, taking over from his mother, Princess Diana who had held that role. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Roadwork closures planned for the M25 this week have been paused.

 

It’s to allow mourners for The Queen to get into and out of the capital easily for memorial events. 

Additionally, all other closures on the motorway network nationally will be postponed until Tuesday.

TfL is still warning people not to drive into central London, but use the transport network instead. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:11 pm  

Mourners have been warned they may have to wait up to 30 hours to file past the Queen as she lies in state in Westminster Hall

Queues are expected to stretch for over four miles through central London as tens of thousands of people prepare to pay their respects.

Kingston based historian and royal author Tracey Borman says this is a huge moment in time for London.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:27 pm  

South-West London and North Surrey’s News beyond the official mourning

A group says “no polluting death machine will be spared” as they prepare to let down tyres in London.

The Tyre Extinguishers Group says that they let out 21 SUVs in two evening in Wimbledon.

Merton Councillor Max Austin says “is not only wrong, exclusionary and dangerous but also stupidly counterproductive”. 

A garden Centre in Ham is trying to extend the hours it can sell alcohol for. 

A petition in support of it has gained nearly 7,000 signatures. 

Petersham Nurseries says it could hold supper clubs more often and have more funds to support their workers. 

It's submitted an application to Richmond Council. 

Two police officers had to be rescued by firefighters, following a collision with a bus in Sutton. 

Two people were taken to a major trauma centre and three to hospital, after the incident on Saturday. 

It happened at around 9.15pm on Carshalton Road, and required five ambulance crews. 

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A consultation is taking place this evening regarding the latest plans for Tolworth Tower. 

People will be able to give their views at Tolworth Broadway Bar Café between 3pm and 7pm. 

You can find more information here: https://tolworthtowerconsultation.co.uk/

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:12 pm  

Heathrow says it's delaying some of its flights to ensure silence during this afternoon's procession for the late Queen

Flights between 1.50pm and 3.40pm will be affected as the coffin carrying Her Majesty is moved from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall.

The airport's also warning of further changes to its schedule on Monday, the day of the funeral.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:43 am  

A festival in Gunnersbury Park is being criticised for going ahead this weekend

Hounslow Councillor Shantanu Rajawat says they’re “extremely disappointed” that it’s happening during the mourning period.

He says it’s “out of keeping with the mood of the nation”.

Waterworks Festival says there’s “no obligation” to cancel, and there are 500 people booked in to work and over 80 artists travelling across Europe to play.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:20 am  

People have already begun joining what's expected to become a four-and-a-half mile queue to see the Queen as she lies in state

Her Majesty's coffin arrived at Buckingham Palace last night - after making the journey from Edinburgh.

This afternoon she'll leave her home for the final time.

The new King and his two sons William and Harry will walk behind the gun carriage carrying her coffin.

It'll then spend four days in Westminster Hall - where hundreds of thousands of people will file past before next week's state funeral.

The army's helping the police and other authorities in London get ready for the Queen's funeral on Monday.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan says it's a massive job.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:39 am  

The people of Hammersmith and Fulham have been sharing their memories of The Queen’s long connection to the borough

 Her Majesty’s first official visit was in 1946 when the then 20-year-old Princess Elizabeth was guest of honour in Fulham. 

Children and staff at Burlington School were marking its 250th anniversary.

 In 1955, The Queen made an official visit to Hammersmith Hospital where she met staff and students at the postgraduate medical school. 

They were following in the footsteps of her grandfather, King George V, who had opened it in 1935.

 42 street parties were held for Her Majesty’s Silver Jubilee in 1977 and a further 36 in the days afterwards. 

This year, some 45 years later, more than 80 parties were held for the Platinum celebrations.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:27 am  

A special service of prayers for The Queen will be held at the Baitul Futuh Mosque in Morden this evening

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community says it “stands united with the nation, and the rest of the world, in paying our respects to her. 

She was the Queen of all of us, regardless of faith, colour, race or background, Our Queen.”  

The prayers at Baitul Futuh Mosque will start at 5.15 and last for 45 minutes. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:04 am  

Tuesday, 13 September 2022

Kingston University says as a University situated within a Royal Borough, the loss of “our Monarch” is particularly poignant.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Steven Spier has been paying tribute to Her Majesty, The Queen.

He says “many of our students, staff and alumni will have their own cherished memories of her reign.

I would like to pay tribute to her outstanding devotion and service to the people of the United Kingdom, the Realms and the Commonwealth over the past 70 years.” 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:04 pm  

It’s been confirmed that extra train services will be running in London for people wanting to go and pay their respects to the Queen.

On Sunday, the Elizabeth Line will operate 12 trains an hour between Paddington and Abbey Wood.

Only a few operators will offering a limited overnight service.

TFL’s urging people to check before they travel over the coming days as road and transport networks are expected to be busy.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:30 pm  

Lib Dem leader Sir Ed Davey says the nation will miss The Queen “very, very much.”

The MP for Kingston and Surbiton has been reflecting on some of his favourite memories of Her Majesty. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:03 pm  

The Queen is due to return to London this evening.

Her Majesty will spend one more night at Buckingham Palace before she is moved to lie in state at Westminster Hall.

Croydon North MP, Steve Reed, has thanked her for her service and pledged his loyalty to new King Charles. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:32 pm  

Chris Kaba's family is calling for police body-cam footage to be shown to them.

Earlier, the firearms officer who fatally shot him in Streatham Hill last Monday following a car chase, was suspended.

The police watchdog's investigating and has already confirmed there weren't any weapons in the vehicle.

His cousin, Jefferson Bosela, describes the impact of the 24-year-old's death.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:43 pm  

The people of Merton are remembering the times The Queen visited the borough

Her Majesty was a regular visitor during her reign including to The Championships at Wimbledon in 1957, 1962, 1977 and 2010. 

Queen Elizabeth most recently Morden, in 2019, when she opened a new development of 70 homes for the Haig Housing Trust. 

The Trust assists eligible veterans in housing need, whether they are transitioning into civilian life or in need of a helping hand.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:14 pm  

Information and arrangements from Surrey Police following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

The State Funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will be preceded by a period of Lying-in-State. Dates and further details of these events will be announced by the Royal Household in due course.

A period of National Mourning for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has now started and will continue until the end of the day of the State Funeral.

Travel information - Radio Jackie will have full travel updates across the period.

Public transport in key locations will be very busy and journeys may take longer than usual.

Further information will be announced by network operators, and you should check your journey before you travel to ensure all services are running as expected.

Transport for London

National Rail

London: advice if you're travelling to London.

Edinburgh: advice if you're travelling to Edinburgh.

Windsor: advice if you're travelling to Windsor.

Balmoral: advice if you're travelling to Balmoral. 

If you see or hear anything that you think is suspicious, speak to a member of staff or an officer, or call us on 101. If you're on a train or at a station, call 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016.

In an emergency call 999

Road closures

There are road closures in central London, in Scotland and throughout the country. 

Please do check if you're travelling in case your journey is disrupted.

trafficscotland

nationalhighways

tfl.gov.uk

If you're paying your respects please make sure you're in a safe location.

Floral Tributes

The government and the Royal Household respectfully request that no official flowers, wreaths, or tributes be sent from organisations to the location of the State Funeral, Royal Residences or government offices.

Within your local community there may be a place, such as a town hall or place of worship, where members of the public can lay flowers or tributes in memory of Her Majesty. Please check the website of your local authority, or local media for further information.

In all locations you should follow the advice and direction of stewards.

London: A memorial flower garden will be created in Green Park and will be the main place for laying flowers near Buckingham Palace.

Windsor: Flowers can be laid on the Long Walk at Cambridge Gate close to the town centre. Read further information on the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead website.

Sandringham: Flowers can be laid on the estate and visitors will be directed to the correct location on arrival.

Belfast: Flowers can be laid at Hillsborough Castle. Read further information on the Northern Ireland Office website.

Edinburgh: Flowers can be laid at the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Read further information on the Scottish Government website.

Balmoral: Flowers can be laid at the Main Gate to the Castle. Read further information on the Balmoral Castle website.

Cardiff: Flowers can be laid at the areas either side of the City Hall entrance. Read further information on the Welsh Government website.

Commemorative Events

Many community organisations, including places of worship, Local Authorities and charities, will arrange events commemorating the life and service of Her Majesty. This may include holding services of reflection (or similar), as well as opportunities for those with no religious beliefs to pay their respects.

Local Authorities will support the coordination of local events so please check with them or your local place of worship for further details.

Staying safe

If it's not an emergency, call 101 or tell us about it online

If it is an emergency, if someone is in immediate danger, call 999

 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:03 pm  

The hit TV shows "Succession" and "Ted Lasso" have won the top awards at the Emmys

Both shows were repeat winners with "Succession", about a feuding family, named best drama.

While "Ted Lasso", which focusses on the fictional football club AFC Richmond, got best comedy series and acting prizes for its main stars.

The South Korean dystopian thriller "Squid Game" received the award for best actor in a drama.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:05 am  

Seven of the 10 scheduled Premier League fixtures will go ahead this weekend

However, Chelsea against Liverpool and Manchester United's home game with Leeds have been postponed due to events surrounding Queen Elizabeth's funeral.

Crystal Palace's trip to Brighton had already been called off because of a rail strike.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:28 am  

MP for Chelsea and Fulham, Greg Hands, has been recounting one of his favourite memories of The Queen

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:11 am  

The officer involved in the shooting of a man in Streatham Hill has been suspended

Police say it follows a “significant” impact on public confidence. 

Chris Kaba died after his vehicle was stopped by armed officers last Monday. 

The police watchdog is investigating the incident, and the Met says the suspended of the officer doesn’t determine the outcome of that. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:25 am  

Richmond Council is delaying waste collections on Monday until after the Queen's funeral

Townmead Road Recycling centre will also close on the day itself.  

The council says it’s to allow as many people as possible to pay their respects to Her Late Majesty and commemorate Her reign.  

Anyone with bookings for the Recycling Centre will be contacted directly and be able to visit at any time over the next two weeks.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:03 am  

Monday, 12 September 2022

People wishing to see the Queen as she lies in State in Westminster are being urged to plan their journeys.

Her Majesty is due to arrive at Buckingham Palace tomorrow evening.

Transport for London says people should avoid driving into the capital where possible as there are road closures in place.

Travel Ambassadors will be on hand across the tube network to provide assistance and advice.  

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:07 pm  

Labour MP for Feltham and Heston, Seema Malhotra, says The Queen’s sense of duty touched the heart of the nation.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

Well-wishers have created a floral tree in Walton as a mark of respect to The Queen.

Located in the Tumbling Bay area of Sunbury Lane, the tree is covered in written tributes to Her Majesty and flowers. 

Residents say it’s a place for people to go and reflect.

Meanwhile, people laying tributes at Buckingham Palace are being asked to remove plastic from floral bouquets beforehand. 



posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Town halls across the country have been marking the Proclamation of King Charles III ascending to the throne.

This was Wandsworth. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:12 pm  

The Lords have also been paying tribute to The Queen.

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon is Minister of State for South and Central Asia, North Africa, United Nations and the Commonwealth.

He says  Her Majesty is cherished the world over. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:52 pm  

Sir Ed Davey says he was so proud to have been a part of the accession council.

King Charles was proclaimed King at a meeting of the council on Saturday.

The Lib Dem leader and Kingston MP says the day was also tinged with sadness following the death of Her Majesty.

Speaking in the Commons, he says his thoughts are with the family. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:12 pm  

South-West London and North Surrey new roundup outside of the official mourning for Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II

The new commissioner of the Metropolitan Police takes up his role today - after Dame Cressida Dick left her post in February. 

Sir Mark Rowley is expected to address a number of issues that politicians say are needed to "restore trust" in the force. 

The Met's been under intense scrutiny following the murder of Sarah Everard from Clapham by a serving officer. 

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Fourteen campaign groups have written a letter to the new Metropolitan Police commissioner, demanding an end to the use of facial recognition technology. 

Organisations like Big Brother Watch and Black Lives Matter UK say the software is "inaccurate" and leads to mis-identifications. 

They also claim it's being used in areas with a higher number of people from ethnic minority backgrounds.

Streatham MP Bell Ribeiro-Addy has called for the suspension of the officer who shot Chris Kaba in Streatham Hill. 

She says it is “incomprehensible” that he’s still on duty. 

The Independent Office for Police Conduct is investigating the case. 

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 A football coach who sexually assaulted young boys in Lambeth and Putney has been jailed. 

35-year-old Emmanuel Igwebuike, of no fixed address, has been sentenced to 15 years in prison. 

Igwebuike was acting in a self-appointed role as a coach at his own “Jesus Mary Football Academy” based in Stockwell and Putney, and was not affiliated with the FA. 

Detective Constable Elaine Hutton says they’re keen to establish if there are other victims who have yet to come forward. 

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Croydon Councillor Badsha Quadir has died. 

Mayor Jason Perry says it’s a “terrible loss”. 

Badsha was a successful local businessman who lived with his wife and three children in Purley for over 34 years. 

He was first elected to serve Purley ward in 2010. 

He was re-elected by the community in 2014 and 2018 before being voted to represent Selsdon Vale and Forestdale in May this year. 

*

Surrey Warriors Strikers have won the Surrey Cricket League. 

Their final game against rivals Surrey Warriors Spartans was abandoned due to rain, however.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:28 pm  

Town Halls across South-West London and North Surrey are laying out books of condolence for residents to sign

Colleen Harris, Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Wandsworth, has paid tribute to the late Queen.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:11 pm  

The new Commissioner of the Met Police, Sir Mark Rowley, has pledged his allegiance to the new King

Sir Mark is expected to address a number of issues that politicians say are needed to "restore trust" in the force. 

The Met's been under intense scrutiny following the murder of Sarah Everard from Clapham by a serving officer. 

In his speech, he also said how he is “determined to bring more trust, less crime and high standards, and build trust and confidence”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:28 am  

Kingston Council is seeking permission to rename one of the suites in its Guildhall

Councillors have asked Buckingham Palace if they can change the name of the Queen Anne Suite to the Queen Elizabeth II Suite. 

In Merton, council leader Ross Garrod laid flowers outside the civic centre, and other people are encouraged to do the same.

Yesterday, proclamations took place at Town Halls across South-West London and North Surrey.

Mayor of Kensington and Chelsea, David Linsday, has this to say about that.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:04 am  

Sunday, 11 September 2022

Epsom and Ewell’s chamber has a portrait of the late Queen.

 It’s been described by the authority's interim chief executive as "a poignant reminder of duty and personal commitment". 

A spokesperson said councillors and staff were "deeply saddened" at the news of The Queen's death.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:17 pm  

Kingston Council will read its proclamation for King Charles the Third at 4pm today in front of the Guildhall.

It will be read by the Mayor Yogan Yoganathan with an introduction from the Representative Deputy Lieutenant. 

This will be followed by a two-minute silence in her memory of Her Majesty. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:21 pm  

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