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Saturday, 24 September 2022

Hounslow council is reminding residents that the end of this month marks the deadline for its Equality, Diversity and Inclusion survey

The council says residents’ opinions and ideas are vital in shaping their actions, priorities and policies.

The short survey can be found at haveyoursay.hounslow.gov.uk.

 

 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:54 pm  

No football in the Premier League or Championship today due to the international break

In League Two AFC Wimbledon battled to a 2-all draw at Bradford while Sutton, who played with 10-men for over 20-minutes, went down 2-1 to Salford at Gander Green Lane.

In the National League South Hampton and Richmond Borough lost 2-1 at Dartford.

In Isthmian League action Kingstonian drew 2-all at Bowers and Pitsea while Corinthian Casuals went down 2-1 at Canvey Island.

 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:32 pm  

The London Borough of Sutton and Royal Borough of Kingston have launched e-bikes as part of World Car Free Day.

The authorities partnered with HumanForest to bring 120 dockless electric bikes onto the streets.

Riders have 10 minutes of free hire a day without a surplus unlocking fee. So, a resident could cycle from Kingston to Surbiton or Sutton to Charshalton without any charge.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:09 pm  

Labour's said the goverment's mini-budget favours the wealthy and doesn't do anything for those struggling with the cost of living.

Yesterday the Chancellor and MP for Spelthorne, Kwasi Kwarteng, outlined the largest tax cuts for 50 years and axed a cap on bankers' bonuses.

Sir Keir Starmer has accused the Chancellor of gambling with the UK's finances.

Mike Brewer is the chief economist at the Resolution Foundation.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:13 pm  

Wandsworth Council is developing a new food strategy to make sure more children have access to free meals.

Next week’s meeting of the Children’s Committee will be asked to support the scheme with the help of community partners and families.

Wandsworth foodbank has reported the number of emergency food supplies to local people has increased by 53 per cent since Covid 19.

Plans include working with the charity Magic Breakfast which is preparing a proposal to support free meals in up to 20 schools.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:14 pm  

A play area has been revamped in Putney, with £175,000 worth of upgrades.
It’s been installed at The Pleasance on West Putney’s Dover House estate.

The play equipment is designed for kids up to the age of eight, but the trim trail apparatus is suitable for all ages.

It was funded through a levy on developers designed to help pay for community and infrastructure improvements.




posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

The ceremony for the Mercury Prize will now take place on the 18th of October.
It had been planned for this month but was postponed following the Queen's death.

Harry Styles, Sam Fender and Little Simz are among the acts in the running for the prestigious music award.

The event will be held at the Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith in west London

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

The Chancellor and MP for Spelthorne, Kwasi Kwarteng, has denied he is gambling with the economy after his mini budget sent the pound plummeting.

Yesterday he announced a series of tax cuts – including scrapping the top rate of income tax for the highest earners.

He insists his policies are necessary to boost growth in the economy.

Labour says it’s wrong to cut taxes for the wealthy during a cost-of-living crisis.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

A drug dealer from Richmond has been jailed for life for murder after his victim named him whilst he was dying.

Oliver Muldowny, 36, accused Tim Hipperson of sleeping with his partner and stabbed him in an alleyway on 17th May last year.

The attack happened whilst children were being picked up at a local school.

Muldowney fled the scene but was arrested a few days later. The Judge ordered that he serve at least 29 years.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 am  

8-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer has said an emotional goodbye to tennis as he played his final match before retiring.

The 20-time Grand Slam champion lost his doubles match alongside Rafa Nadal at the Laver Cup late last night.

There were tears at the end from his old rival, Federer’s family, and the man himself.

Team Europe and Team World are level at 2-all after the first day.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

People in Spelthorne are being asked their opinions on new plans to crack down on street drinking.

The council is considering a public space protection order, which would allow police to confiscate alcohol and tell people not to loiter.

Another condition under consideration is not allowing people to urinate or defecate in a public space within the designated area.

Anyone breaching the order could face a fine of up to £1,000, or an on the spot fine of up to £100.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 am  

Friday, 23 September 2022

Croydon artist Stormzy has returned to solo music after nearly three years away with a star-studded 10-minute video.

Mel Made Me Do It features cameos from Ian Wright, Jonathan Ross and Dina Asher-Smith.

The song has no chorus or hook but features a monologue narrated by I May Destroy You creator and star Michaela Coel.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:12 pm  

A person has died following a fatal fire in West Kensington.

London Fire Brigade was called to a flat on North End Road yesterday just before 3 o’clock in the afternoon.

Firefighters found a person inside the property who was pronounced dead at the scene.

The cause of the blaze is under investigation.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

A new festival focusing on the importance of climate change has come to Thames Ditton.

The Nature and Climate festival is a free event running from today until Sunday, highlighting the importance of looking after our planet.

There are four themes running including rivers and oceans, rewilding, sustainable living and the circular economy.

Environmental journalist Lucy Siegle tells us how you can make your own promise to the environment.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

A new festival focusing on nature and climate has come to Thames Ditton.

The Nature and Climate festival, running from today until Sunday, will teach you how you can play your part in looking after the planet.

There will be talks from world experts, nature writing workshops, learn how to make solar panels and battery storage, amongst more.

Lucy Siegle, an environmental journalist of 20 years, tells us why they’ve hosted this festival.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

A Kingston councillor has told us the borough’s new E-Bikes would be much safer than e-scooters.

Kingston and Sutton councils have launched a joint pilot to bring e-scooter hire to the two boroughs for a six month trial. 

Ian Manders, who holds the portfolio for sustainable transport on Kingston Council says he believes electric bikes are easier to control;

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:10 pm  

The Executive Mayor of Croydon has affirmed the council’s commitment to tackling violence against women and girls in the borough.

Jason Perry said “Women and girls in Croydon have the right to feel safe going about their everyday lives. 

Domestic violence has been on the rise nationally, with Croydon recording the highest levels across London.

The mayor added, “We are determined to keep working with the police and local partners, but also closely involve our communities, as we deliver solutions to keep women and girls safe.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:08 pm  

A dog has been left with “significant” injuries after being attacked by a pack of five other dogs in Chertsey

The owner was walking the dog near to the reservoir on Wednesday evening at around 6.30. 

The owner of the five dogs is described as white, in his 20s, and with an Irish accent. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Runnymede Police.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:16 pm  

A man has been taken to hospital following a stabbing in Fulham

Emergency crews were called to Seagrave Road yesterday just after 7.30pm. 

A man was found with an injury to his arm, and his condition is described as not life threatening or changing. 

A second man has been arrested on suspicion of GBH.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:52 am  

The chancellor's set out his mini budget - telling the Commons 'people need to know that help is coming'

Spelthorne MP Kwasi Kwarteng says he wants to boost growth through tax incentives and reform.

He's reversed a planned rise in corporation tax - on top of the already-announced U-turn on national insurance increases.

And he's announced measures including lifting the cap on bankers' bonuses and a review of planning laws - saying they restrict investment.

Mr Kwarteng's also estimated the cost of freezing energy bills at 60 billion pounds for the first six months.

He’s also abolishing the additional income tax band of 45%.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:04 am  

People travelling across Sutton and Kingston will soon be able to hire e-bikes for their journey

The six-month trial is being piloted jointly by the two boroughs along with the hire company Human Forest,

Subscribers will be offered their first ten minutes free every day.

The chair of Sutton’s sustainable transport committee Councillor Barry Lewis told us he hopes people will be tempted out of their cars;

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:32 am  

The Chancellor will pledge to turn the "vicious cycle of stagnation" into a "virtuous cycle of growth" in his mini budget this morning

Kwasi Kwarteng's set to confirm a series of tax cuts - while also increasing spending.

There'll be more details of the help offered to households and businesses dealing with soaring energy bills.

Economists are worried how all the measures will be paid for.

Andy Hayward owns Thames Side Brewery in Staines
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:17 am  

Thursday, 22 September 2022

Brentford striker Ivan Toney's described a tweet by Arsenal defender Gabriel as "cringey".

"Nice kick about with the boys" was posted following the north Londoners 3-nil Premier League victory on Sunday.

It mimicked the new England international, who'd published something similar after victory in the fixture last season.

Toney says it's not the first time the comment's been used against him.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:24 pm  

Oxshott resident Andy Murray admits Roger Federer's imminent retirement has made him think about what the ideal way to bow out of tennis would be.

The 20-time Grand Slam champion will partner Rafael Nadal for Europe when they play the Rest of the World in the Laver Cup doubles in London tomorrow.

Murray says watching Federer retire by teaming up with another great is close to perfect.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:12 pm  

More than 40-thousand staff at Network Rail and 15 train operating companies are walking out on October the 8th in a dispute over pay.

It's in addition to a strike on the 1st of October, announced this week by the R-M-T.

The Aslef union's also confirmed its members will walkout next Saturday and then again on the 5th affecting Croydon Tramlink.

South Western Railway has also announced a strike for the 1st October.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:12 pm  

A man from Morden has been charged with the involvement of large number of keyless car robberies in Surrey.

18-year-old Billy Symes was charged with conspiracy to steal motor vehicles and handle stolen goods.

He has also been disqualified from driving and charged with dangerous driving.

He has been remanded in custody and is due to appear at Guildford Crown Court on 20 October.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:20 pm  

Spelthorne Council has been shortlisted as a finalist in this years UK Housing Awards.

It’s for its approach to tackling homelessness within the borough, noting Harper House and White House.

These two facilities were built to provide specialist accommodation for people with complex needs and families awaiting settled housing.

From over 340 entries, Spelthorne is one of ten organisations shortlisted in the ‘Homelessness project of the year – south’ category.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:19 pm  

The health secretary's facing criticism from unions after suggesting one million volunteers could be used to address staffing problems in England's NHS.

Therese Coffey's plans also include a pledge to improve how quickly hospital patients are discharged, cut waiting times for GPs, and give patients more information to compare local surgeries.

But Dr Ravi Tomar from Croydon isn't sure targets like that are the answer.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:30 pm  

Wandsworth Council has announced that the Wandsworth Arts Fringe is back.

The festival showcases creatives from all over the country, offering them a grant of up to £2,000 for their project.

The Wandsworth Grant Fund also supports projects in the borough with awards of up to £10,000. 

WAF’s looking for established and emerging artists who want to get involved in the festival in June next year.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:30 pm  

A cyclist has been taken to hospital after a collision in New Malden.

Emergency crews were called to Cavendish Road near the Fountain Roundabout just before 7.30 this morning.

The cyclist has an injury to his leg after a collision with a car.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:33 pm  

AFC Richmond is going to feature in FIFA 2023.

The fictional football club from the TV show Ted Lasso is going to appear alongside Chelsea and Brentford in the bestselling series.

Players will also be able to pick Lasso as a manager in career mode, and players such as Roy Kent will be up for selection.

Jason Sudeikis says it’s a “dream come true for myself and the rest of the fellas”.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

Emergency crews say there have been no injuries following a collision in Ewell this morning.

The services were called just after 7am to Kingston Road, after a collision between two cars and a bus.

One of the cars and the bus caught fire.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:36 pm  

Roger Federer admits he knew his career was "on very thin ice" after struggling with injury at Wimbledon last year

The 20-time Grand Slam champion will retire from tennis after competing at the Laver Cup, which gets underway in London tomorrow.

Federer says walking away wasn't a simple decision to make, but he's got no regrets about doing it.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:31 pm  

The flag is flying at half-mast at Surrey and Spelthorne Council buildings today, following the death of a councillor

47-year-old Alison Todd served in the Health and All-Age learning departments at Surrey. 

Spelthorne Council Leader, John Boughtflower, says she “always wanted to make things better for our residents”. 

Tim Oliver, leader of Surrey County Council, says she was “she was never shy in speaking up and demonstrating her real passion”. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:27 am  

Iranian authorities have opened fire on protesters, following the death of a woman who broke hijab rules

22-year-old Masha Amini was arrested, with reports saying she was hit with a baton, and she later died in hospital.

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon is calling on Iran to conduct a rigorous and transparent investigation, and says violence is “wholly unjustifiable”. 

Police in Iran say she suffered “sudden heart failure”, although her family says she was “fit and healthy”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:05 am  

Surrey will hope to close in on a victory over Yorkshire which would take them closer to cricket's County Championship title

They start day three with a lead of 65 runs over their opponents - who are on 89 for 2 in their second innings.

The Oval has been renamed in honour of former Surrey and England batter Micky Stewart for the match.

His son, Alec, is the county's director of cricket.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:26 am  

Mole Valley Council’s encouraging residents to get involved in The Great Big Green Week

Working with the Surrey Wildlife Trust, the Council is providing all schools with resource packs to help kids to reconnect with nature. 

It’s asking that you pledge to reduce your carbon footprint, participate in a refill scheme or to walk and cycle more often. 

Residents can also support Mole Valley’s Environmental fund and help plant more trees by purchasing a Community Lottery Ticket.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:50 am  

Today is World Car Free Day

In Surrey 41% of emissions come from transport, with around half of that coming from private vehicles. 

Wandsworth Councillor Clare Fraser says “not only is walking and cycling much better for people’s health and well-being it also helps improve the air we all breathe”. 

We’re being urged to leave the car at home today, and instead walk and cycle wherever possible.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:07 am  

Premiership Rugby Cup at the Twickenham Stoop: Harlequins 26 - 30 London Irish

An electric atmosphere welcomed the two london teams for this mid-week fixture under the floodlights: Harlequins versus London Irish at the Twickenham Stoop in the opening round of the Premiership Rugby Cup.

Led by Centurion Charlie Matthews, this team of young and inexperienced players was given game-time in front of the fans.

Despite trailing by 17 points in the opening 12 minutes, Quins fought their way back into contention with tries from Jonny Green, Will Edwards, Sam Riley and Cassius Cleaves (Will Edwards converting 3 out of 4).  Time, however, ran out for the hosts who faced a narrow defeat against their London rivals.  Harlequins still came away with a well earned 2 bonus points.

Full TimeL Harlequins 26 - 30 London Irish

Radio Jackie's Natalie Osborne spoke with London Irish fly-half Rory Jennings after the game:


Harlequins coach and former Welsh international Adam Jones praised the Quins determination and highlighted the importance of opportunities for young players:
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:49 am  

Wednesday, 21 September 2022

Restaurants in Tooting have donated £26,000 to help those affected by floods in Pakistan
Six restaurants participated in a “eat out to help out Pakistan” event on the 7th of this month. They pledged between 50 and 100% of their earnings on that day. More than 1m homes have been destroyed and more than 33m people have been displaced in the flooding.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:49 pm  

Brentford striker Ivan Toney's described a tweet by Arsenal defender Gabriel as "cringey".
"Nice kick about with the boys" was posted following the north Londoners 3-nil Premier League victory on Sunday. It mimicked the new England international, who'd published something similar after victory in the fixture last season. Toney says it's not the first time the comment's been used against him.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:01 pm  

Premiership Rugby Cup at the Twickenham Stoop: Harlequins vs London Irish

In the first home game under the flood lights this season, Harlequins welcome London Irish to the Twickenham Stoop.  These two teams come face-to-face tonight in the first round of the Premiership Rugby Cup where academy and inexperienced players are given game-time alongside more experienced team-mates.

Centurion Charlie Matthews will captain Harlequins; a team that includes two academy players who are set to make their senior debut in the starting XV.

Kick-off: 19:45hrs.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:58 pm  

People in Wandsworth are being asked what they’d like to see during the night time in their area.

The council wants to make the streets “more active, welcoming and safe at night”.

They’ve launched an interactive map where people can drop “virtual pins” on specific locations and add their thoughts.

The responses will be used to create a draft strategy, which will be consulted on later this year and discussed by councillors next year.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Two police officers have been found guilty of sharing sickening messages on WhatsApp with Sarah Everard's killer, Wayne Couzens.

The judge described the comments about tasering children, animals and disabled people as "disgusting".

Jonathon Cobban and Joel Borders - who's since left the Metropolitan Police - will be sentenced in November.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:16 pm  

Brentford forward Ivan Toney says he hopes to one day get an opportunity to play for a top club, to find out how prolific a striker he is.

He’s been rewarded for his Premier League form with a place in the England squad for Nations League games against Italy and Germany.

Toney was asked whether he'd score more for a team higher up the table.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Chelsea have sacked their new commercial director, following “evidence of inappropriate messages”

It’s alleged that Damian Willoughby sent them before being hired at Stamford Bridge, but “runs absolutely counter” to the club’s values. 

He was appointed two weeks ago. 

His lawyers declined to comment on initial findings from the Telegraph, and he has yet to comment on this development.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:06 pm  

People in more than 30 buildings in Putney have allegedly reached out to their MP over safety fears

Labour’s Fleur Anderson says many residents are “trapped in unsafe homes and facing financial oblivion”. 

She’s written an open letter to developers and freeholders in the area to ask them to sign the government’s building safety pledge and fix the properties. 

She adds she will “not hesitate” to name in parliament any companies and organisations who “fail to step up” take responsibility.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:24 am  

New Brighton boss Roberto De Zerbi believes he can help the club become an established top-10 Premier League team

Graham Potter left for Chelsea with Albion fourth in the table.

It's put them in a good position to potentially challenge for European qualification.

But chief executive Paul Barber says no-one's putting too much pressure on De Zerbi - given Brighton nearly went out of existence 25 years ago.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:33 am  

Kids in Spelthorne are heading to Walton Fire Station to learn how to “stay safe and be good citizens”

The Junior Citizen events see primary school students spend a day in workshops learning about fire safety, recycling, and healthy eating. 

It’s taken a two year break due to COVID.

The Mayor of Spelthorne will be attending an event next Tuesday.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:21 am  

Libraries in Sutton are asking for volunteers to help them keep people warm this winter

The buildings will be used as warm spaces to help residents who may be struggling to heat their homes. 

Volunteers will be on hand for a chat and to direct residents to resources and organisations to help with the cost of living. 

Anyone interested should contact Volunteer Centre Sutton.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:09 am  

Tuesday, 20 September 2022

There are calls for a crackdown on the sale of poor quality electrical goods online.

Hammersmith and Fulham Council is backing a campaign by Electrical Safety First for certain e-bike chargers to be banned.

 Martyn Allen, from the group, says “vital regulation” is needed to ensure online marketplaces are responsible for the safety of goods.

 An Amazon spokesperson says they removed some products from sale while they investigate, and encourage concerned buyers to contact customer service.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:12 pm  

The pub group Fuller's is warning that businesses in hospitality are experiencing "unsustainable increases" in energy costs.

The chain has its brewery in Chiswick, and Chief executive Simon Emeny says the crisis will significantly raise its expected costs for gas and electricity.

 But sales for the half year to Saturday were up 21% on a year ago.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:11 pm  

Ivan Toney says it feels "surreal" to be called up to the England squad, as he was still playing in the third tier with Peterborough two years ago.

But the Brentford striker says he "never doubted" his ability - and whether he could play international football.

Toney says he couldn't have done it without his family, though.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Actor Stephen Fry is throwing his support behind a mental health initiative in Merton.

The Daffodil Walk launched last November.

500 bulbs were planted along the River Wandle in memory of Mark Shepherd, a former Met Police officer who died by suicide.

Stephen, who has been vocal about his own mental health, said the Daffodil Walk is so important. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:30 pm  

It’s believed a fire in Streatham Hill was caused by Lithium-Ion batteries.

Fire crews were called on Sunday to Woodbourne Avenue.

A woman was taken to hospital, and a further man and two children were rescued.

We’re being urged to always use the correct charger, buy it from a reputable seller, and unplug them once they’ve finished charging. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:57 pm  

Two people in Stanwell have been fined and had their TV confiscated, after a number of noise complaints.

Carl and Tasleem Smith pleaded not guilty to breaching a noise abatement notice, but the court ruled they’d done so six times.

The couple has to pay over £1,200, and also hand over their soundbar and speaker.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Trains from Paddington station in London have resumed after damage to overhead electric wires caused a 27-hour stoppage.

Network Rail says services began again from half-9 this morning but disruption is expected to continue for several hours.

Great Western Railway, Heathrow Express and Elizabeth line trains were affected, disrupting the journeys of many people travelling to London and Windsor for the Queen's funeral.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

A pedestrian is in a life-threatening condition after a collision in Clapham.

Emergency crews, including the air ambulance, were called to Wandsworth Road at around 1am this morning.

It’s believed that the man in his 40s was in a collision with a driver who failed to stop.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:12 pm  

Number plate recognition cameras are to replace road planters in certain streets in Croydon from the end of the month

The 18 month trial covers all routes that are currently part of the Croydon Healthy Neighbourhood scheme.

The council no longer wants to keep the roads closed off with planters but does want to continue to prevent “rat running.” 

The roads where cameras are installed will remain open for eligible residents, emergency services and other priority groups only.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:47 am  

Plans are afoot to turn the defunct Wisley Airfield into a brand-new neighbourhood

A planning application has been submitted to Guildford Borough Council for its redevelopment. 

It includes proposals for 1,700 homes, 8 gypsy and traveller pitches and a commercial hub.  

Residents are being urged to have their say on the plans via Guildford Council’s website.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:11 am  

Kew Palace is being praised for the way it depicts one of the longest Royal relationships in history

Queen Charlotte nursed King George III through bouts of insanity there and Kew proved a haven during the couple’s 60-year reign. 

Historian Catherine Curzon has written a new book, The Real Queen Charlotte and researched their time in Kew. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:12 am  

Thomas Frank insists he remains "very happy" to be manager of Brentford, after being linked with a move elsewhere

Fellow Premier League sides Leicester and Brighton have been mentioned as possible destinations for the Dane.

But speaking after their 3-nil defeat to Arsenal, Frank said while it's flattering to be spoken of so highly, he wants to stay in South-West London.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:24 am  

Two adults and a child have been treated by ambulance crews following a flat fire in Wandsworth

Fire crews were called yesterday just before 1am to Neville Gill Close. 

Part of a flat on the seventh floor of a block was damaged. 

The three were suffering from “slight smoke inhalation”. 

The cause is under investigation.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:01 am  

Monday, 19 September 2022

Major General Tim Tyler is Chair of The Royal Star and Garter.

The charity has veteran care homes in Surbiton, Solihull and High Wycombe.

He pays tribute to The Queen, who had been the charity’s Patron for 70 years. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:39 pm  

Heathrow has apologised to passengers for the day's flight disruptions.

Some 15% of the 1,200 scheduled flights were affected, which is equivalent to a moderate weather event, according to airport bosses.

They say the move is a "mark of respect for Her Majesty, who has been a frequent traveller through Heathrow for over 70 years.”

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:34 pm  

The Queen's family have held a private burial service for Her Majesty, after a final day of public mourning for the late monarch.

She's been laid to rest alongside Prince Philip in St George's Chapel.

The memorial chapel is also the last resting place of King George the Sixth, the Queen Mother and Princess Margaret.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:36 pm  

The Queen has been remembered at her state funeral - and is now making her final journey to Windsor.

Cat Soave's is at Westminster Abbey.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:59 pm  

London mayor Sadiq Khan says every police force in the country has sent officers to the capital to help with the security operation

Head of policing for South-West London, Lis Chapple, is saying to her officers that “the range of emotions will be huge and I know you will do yourselves, your family, the Met Police, and Her Majesty the Queen very proud”

Surrey Police say they “have the honour of serving Queen Elizabeth II one final time”

Kingston based historian, Tracy Borman, explains why today’s state funeral will be like no other  the country has seen before.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:08 am  

Some 15% of Heathrow's schedule will be affected today after the airport said it would stop operations during The Queen’s funeral

More than 100 flights are expected to be cancelled and around 80 others rescheduled. 

There will be no aircraft movements between 11.40am and 12.10pm to support the two-minute silence at the end of the funeral.

There will be no arrivals between 1.45pm and 2.40pm during the procession of the Queen's hearse.

There will be no departures between 3.05pm and 4.45pm during the ceremonial procession via the Long Walk to Windsor Castle.

Finally, there will be reduced departures between 4.45pm and 9pm during the committal service at St George's Chapel.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:39 am  

Thousands are expected to line the route for Queen Elizabeth’s final journey from Westminster Abbey to her last resting place in the Royal Chapel at Windsor Castle

Starting at 1 o’clock, the journey will take her through Hammersmith and Hounslow on the Great West Road, and past Staines on the A 30.

It’s the last chance to pay tribute to Her Majesty and Hounslow and Hammersmith & Fulham Councils are hoping a plea to travel on foot or use public Transport will help avoid traffic chaos. 

From the Wellington Arch at 1pm the Royal Cortege will make its way west more than ten miles to Hounslow along the A4,before meeting the A30 at Henley’s Roundabout as the journey continues past Staines to Windsor Castle. 

Roads in the area will be closed for much of the day and parking very limited.  

Meanwhile Heathrow Airport is suspending scores of flights during the Royal funeral to allow for quiet contemplation along the route.  

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:15 am  

Sunday, 18 September 2022

Three of Spelthorne’s community centres are to open their doors tomorrow so people can come together to watch the Queen’s funeral.

The Greeno community centre in Shepperton, The Fordbridge Centre in Ashford, and the Staines Community centre will open between 10 and 3pm.

People who’d like to attend are urged to register first with their local centre.

Most other council services are closed for the special Bank Holiday.

But as a mark of respect council-owned car parks in Spelthorne will be free of charge for the day.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:25 am  

Council leaders in Hounslow and Hammersmith and Fulham have urged residents to leave their cars at home on the day of the Queen’s Funeral.

The Royal Cortege will pass through both boroughs as it travels along the A4 from Westminster Abbey to the Queen’s final resting place at Windsor Castle.

Cromwell Road, Tallgarth Road and The Great West Road will be closed for much of Monday. Closures are also likely to affect the Broadway in Hammersmith.

People wishing to pay their respects have been urged to use public transport or travel on foot along the route.

At Henly’s Roundabout the Royal hearse is expected to turn onto the A30 as it makes its way past Staines and on towards Windsor.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:35 am  

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Lucy Mayer
Lucy is the News and Travel Editor. Find out more about her on the Presenters page.

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Luke Williams
Luke spends his free time playing synthesisers and watching old sitcoms. Journalism helps remind him of the 21st century.

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Chloe Norman
Chloe presents both news and travel - find out more about her on the Presenters page.

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Alex Loveridge
Alex loves watching tennis at Surbiton and Wimbledon and also plays a bit too. He swims at Richmond, but not in the Thames.

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Mike Oban
Mike enjoys playing and watching sports and is a budding football coach.

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Jacqui Kerr
Jacqui enjoys all sports and has had a go at most! She loves talking, current affairs, music, and walking her polar-bear-sized dog.

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David Walker
David´s philosophy is you only live once so go out and grab every opportunity no matter how small.

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Sharmeen Ziauddin
Sharmeen is a massive foodie who lives in Epsom. When she is not working, cooking or looking after her three kids, cat and rabbit she loves going for long walks in the park and looking for cafes with great coffee.

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John Beesley
John lives in Hounslow. He enjoys beer and singing with barbershop quartets and choruses, though not necessarily in that order.

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Clare Whitehead
Clare is a playwright, an experienced voiceover artist and the narrator of several audio books. She loves dogs and ballet!

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Jiji Ahn
Jiji can often be found visiting galleries, trying new cuisines and researching the latest trends and stories.

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Holly Carnegie
Holly presents both news and travel - find out more about her on the Presenters page.

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Simon Hunt
When Simon is not at Radio Jackie, he studies journalism.

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Freddie Hall
Manchester United. Politics. Karaoke (in that order).

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Alex Duke
Alex loves watching football, but also enjoys tennis and Formula One. He swims and hikes regularly and is a self-confessed history nerd.

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Esther Franke
Esther is passionate about radio and voiceover work.
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