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Saturday, 1 October 2022

Black History Month has begun with a full programme of events across South-West London and North Surrey

 This year’s theme is TiMe For Change – Actions Not Words.

 Among the highlights acclaimed graphic novelist Tobias Tait will lead a distinguished line-up in a panel discussion on October 12th at Hounslow House.

 Wandsworth Council will be premiering a series of celebration and spotlight videos online.

 And Kingston University is organising a month of screenings and debates on subjects including the Black Lives Matter movement.

 Black History month is an annual celebration to promote the contributions of people with African and Caribbean heritage to British society, along with a wider understanding of Black History.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:40 pm  

An inquiry’s underway into the death of a fifty-year-old man on a building site in Esher

He was pronounced dead at the scene after police were called to the former Citizens Advice Bureau location at around noon on Thursday.

Officers  have asked for anyone who was in the area between 7am and 1pm to contact them.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:39 pm  

Graham Potter finally takes charge of his first Premier League game as Chelsea boss this afternoon, some 23 days after his appointment.

He brings his new side to London rivals Crystal Palace.

Potter says it will take time to stamp his style onto the team and insists he isn't worried about being compared to previous boss Thomas Tuchel.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:32 am  

A man who was caught speeding in Richmond Park has said it was “because he needed the toilet urgently”.

He was clocked doing 36mph in a 20 zone.

He’s been given four points and a fine of £199.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:40 am  

Croydon Council has launched a programme of events for Black History Month.

Time For Change: Action Not Words was launched yesterday at Norbury High School for Girls.

It’s to recognise and celebrate the contribution of the borough’s African and Caribbean population.  

Events range from biographical accounts of migration to the UK from the West Indies, to health and wellbeing webinars.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:10 am  

Friday, 30 September 2022

Graham Potter has pledged to help smooth the impact of Chelsea's rapid transition under new owners.

The recently appointed manager will oversee his first Premier League game in charge when they face Crystal Palace tomorrow.

Potter hopes to play his part in helping the club ease through the widespread change.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

A review into a missing persons case, a girl later found in Croydon, has shown there are lessons to be learnt within the force.

Owami Davies was reported missing to Essex Police on Wednesday the 6th of July. 

Reports show there was a delay in Owami's details being added to the Police National Computer, used to share information with other forces.

She spoke to officers in Croydon the same day but because her details were not on the dater base, police did not know she had been reported missing.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Croydon has been granted funding for Whitehorse Recreation Ground to be updated.

The Government recently announced its Levelling Up Parks Fund, of which Croydon has been allocated £85,000.

£47,500 will be used to improve entrances and walkways, the appearance of the park and reopening the old messroom.

£19,000 will be invested to increase the tree canopy while the council will use the rest for maintenance needs and other improvements.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

A 50 year old man has died after a fatal incident in Esher.

Officers were called to a building site on the former Citizens’ Advice Bureau premises at around 12 noon.

Paramedics were called but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Enquires are continuing and police would like to hear from anyone who was in the area between 7am and 1pm yesterday.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

A person has been taken to St George’s Hospital in Tooting after a collision on the A3 at Milford.

Officers were called to reports of a collision between a black Audi TT and a black Vauxhall Astra at 10.45pm on the 12th of September.

The driver of the Vauxhall was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

Police are asking anyone with dashcam footage between Purbrook and Milford around the time of the incident to contact them on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

We’re being urged to stay at least 50 metres away from deer in Richmond and Bushy Parks.

During their mating season, they have “razor sharp antlers” and the red stags can reach up to 30mph.

It’s always recommended to stay away from them, but we’re being told it’s important to be “extra vigilant” during this time of year. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

A police officer for South-West London who “implied” he would sexually assault a colleague has been found guilty of misconduct.

Luis Tickner allegedly invited the woman back to his flat in Tooting, and caused her to have a panic attack.

He denied the allegations at the hearing and when confronted by bosses.

The hearing concluded that he would have been sacked if he hadn’t resigned in December.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:26 pm  

British tennis number one Cameron Norrie has pulled out of his Korea Open quarter-final because of illness

The decision was announced less than an hour before his match with American Jenson Brooksby was due to start.

Putney-based Norrie, who said he was suffering from jet lag after his win in the previous round, returns to action at next week's Japan Open.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:17 pm  

A 50-year-old man has been pronounced dead at a building site in Esher

Police were called at around midday yesterday to a site on the High Street to reports of a concern for safety. 

An investigation into the circumstances of his death is ongoing. 

The Health and Safety Executive has also been made aware.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:03 am  

Brentford boss Thomas Frank says Ivan Toney's first international call-up wasn't tarnished by the player failing to get on the pitch

The striker's netted five times in the Premier League so far this season but didn't play a single minute during his country's recent Nations League matches.

Frank believes that won't dampen what was still a huge honour for Toney.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:34 am  

We're being warned it's the last day we can use the Bank of England's paper £20 and £50 notes in shops, or to pay businesses

From tomorrow, they'll lose their legal tender status, as they're being replaced with new polymer versions.

The upcoming £20 notes will feature romantic painter and long-time Twickenham resident, JMW Turner, while the £50 will have codebreaker, Alan Turing on them.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:21 am  

Around 115,000 Royal Mail postal workers are beginning a two-day strike today in a dispute over pay

The Wimbledon-based Communication Workers Union says it won't accept an "unagreed 2% pay deal" which they claim was "imposed" on them.

Royal Mail says the action makes its financial position worse, threatening long-term jobs.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:59 am  

Thursday, 29 September 2022

Two women from Staines and Worcester Park have been charged with being part of a multi-million-pound smuggling ring.

They’re part of 12 suspected of being cash couriers, transporting large amounts of money in suitcases to Dubai.

The group will appear at Isleworth Crown Court late next month.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:14 pm  

A driver with epilepsy's been jailed for more than four years after killing a toddler in a crash in Ruislip and injuring her dad.

44-year-old Lee Burford from Harrow had taken cocaine before the collision, and also ignored medical advice not to drive because he had fits.

He pleaded guilty to causing 22-month-old Zhaoxi Wang's death in October 2020.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:58 pm  

A man who used to live in Ashford has been jailed for targeting children online.













22 year old Jonathan Woodward has been sentenced to 18 years after using multiple personas to lure children into sexual activity online.

He must serve two thirds of his 18-year custodial sentence with a further eight years extended license. 

Woodward pleaded guilty to 39 child sex offences and Judge Rufus Taylor called ‘the worst I’ve seen for some while’. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:51 pm  

A new exhibition is opening in Richmond tonight, celebrating the 100 year old Poppy Factory.











Personal stories about the veterans who used to hand make the poppy’s are being told in full by the Museum of Richmond.

Vintage poppies and other key artefacts have been brought together which shows how The Factory grew into a bustling local enterprise.

Earlier it was opened by the Lord Lieutenant of Greater London, Sir Kenneth Olisa the Mayor of Richmond, Cllr Julia Cambridge and the President of The Poppy Factory, Surgeon Rear Admiral Lionel Jarvis. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:49 pm  

The results of six consultations on whether people in Spelthorne would benefit from new homes have been released.

White House, Oast House, Thameside House, Ashford Multi-Storey Car Park, Benwell House and Staines High Street were reviewed.

The proposals hope to provide 100% affordable homes to rent for those who could not afford to buy or rent at private market rents.

Spelthorne currently has over 3,400 local applicants on the housing registry waiting which is an almost 100% increase from 2.5 years ago.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:24 pm  

Five puppies have been found abandoned in a box in Morden.

They were found shut in a plastic box on Buckfast Road on Sunday.

Two are believed to be less than one week old, and the other three are around six weeks old.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the RSPCA.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:33 pm  

The Wetherspoon pub in Battersea is among 32 being put up for sale.

The Asparagus on Falcon Road is being sold to try to prevent a £30m loss, down to repairs and an increase in staff wages.

A spokesperson says “this is a commercial decision. We understand that customers and staff will be disappointed with it”.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

CCTV images have been released of a suspect following a sexual assault on a train from Putney.














At just after midnight on the 17th of May, the victim was waiting for a train at Putney when she was approached by a man.

He then followed her and touched her inappropriately.

You can find the images on our Jackie News Twitter feed.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:02 pm  

The Prime Minister's defended the mini-budget saying it was the "right plan", despite intervention from the Bank of England

It's the first time we've heard publicly from Liz Truss since the plans caused market turmoil.

She's been doing some local radio interviews and says the country's facing "very difficult economic times".

Liberal Democrat leader and Kingston MP, Sir Ed Davey, says the government's "lost total credibility".

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:48 am  

Chelsea women's boss Emma Hayes believes the current international schedule isn't good for players, clubs or countries

Her side beat West Ham 3-1 in their third WSL game last night - but won't play again for over two weeks due to the second break for national team matches of the season.

FIFA are currently reviewing the calendar.

Hayes says changes can't come soon enough.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:11 am  

The government says there'll be no change of course - despite mounting pressure to reverse its costly tax-cutting mini budget

It's triggered turmoil on financial markets - with the pound falling to an historic low against the dollar.

The Bank of England was also forced to launch a bond-buying programme to prevent a major crisis within Britain's pension schemes.

Chief Secretary to the Treasury and Croydon South MP, Chris Philp, says the government is on the right track:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:36 am  

14 benches have been installed across Epsom and Ewell to commemorate the lives lost during the Covid-19 pandemic

Metal benches have been placed in parks including Nonsuch and Long Grove and The Grove in Ewell Village 

Wooden benches and flower commemorations are planned at other spots including Epsom Common, Horton Country Park and Hogsmill. 

The benches have been funded by Epsom and Ewell Borough Council via the Community Infrastructure Levy.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:21 am  

Two aircraft have been involved in a minor collision at Heathrow

The two were on the ground at the time, and it’s believed that the wing of one plane clipped the tail of another. 

There are no reports of any injuries or delays, although people are being urged to check with their airline.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:05 am  

Wednesday, 28 September 2022

Runnymede council could secure thousands of pounds worth of funding to improve the tennis courts in the borough.

A partnership between the council and the Lawn Tennis Association would see £168,000 available for the refurbishments. 

Following final approval by councillors, Runnymede has agreed to enhance the courts and access to the sport in the Borough.

Cllr Chris Howorth said he hopes this will “encourage local people to get outside and commit to getting fit.”


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

England's women's rugby union team will play their first standalone fixture at Twickenham in the 2023 Six Nations.

Simon Middleton's side will face France at the iconic stadium in their final match at the end of April.

They'll also take on Scotland at Newcastle's Kingston Park and head to Northampton's home Franklin's Gardens to play Italy.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

The Chancellor's held a meeting with executives from investment banks - as the turmoil on the markets continues.

Kwasi Kwarteng who is also MP for Spelthorne has explained his strategy to boost growth.

It will include what he's calling a "fully-costed plan to get debt falling in the medium term".

Earlier the Bank of England stepped in with measures aimed at calming the UK's frenzied bond markets.

Labour leader, Sir Keir Starmer, says the Treasury's been reckless.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

A van has been “forensically seized” after a keyless theft in Chertsey.

Police were called to Chilsey Green Road last night after a Ford Transit van was stolen.

However, it was fitted with a tracker, and it was located in Horsell, but with no trace of suspects.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Runnymede Police.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Barnes FC is preparing to play its first home game for 30 years on Saturday.

The club can trace its origins to 1862, when it was set up by Ebenezer Morley, one of the founding fathers of the Football Association.

However, it fell apart in later years, until now, when a team of volunteers have helped it return.

Director Jan Kilsby says they’ve set up a youth academy, carrying on some of the community spirit of the club.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

A Conservative MP's dismissed concerns raised by a global economic body that the Kwasi Kwarteng’s mini budget will increase inequality in the UK.

 

In a rare intervention, the International Monetary Fund's urging the chancellor and MP for Spelthorne to re-think his tax cuts.

Sir John Redwood, a prominent supporter of the new PM has defended the plans and warned the Bank of England against further interest rate hikes.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:12 pm  

England manager Gareth Southgate insists Ivan Toney remains in his thoughts for the World Cup, despite failing to make his international debut

The Brentford striker was part of the 28-man squad for recent Nations League games with Italy and Germany - but didn't play a single minute.

Southgate says he's still spent a useful few days with players like Toney though.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:59 am  

A man has been charged with attempted murder following a collision in Hounslow

Two people were critically injured in the collision on Sunday, and two others received non-life-threatening injuries. 

24-year-old Choudry Qamar Azad Razaq from Feltham is charged of four counts of attempted murder and driving whilst disqualified. 

Two others have been arrested, with one bailed and another released under investigation.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:27 am  

The head of the Royal College of Policing will admit officers have "at times, lost sight of the basics" in a speech later

Andy Marsh is also expected to say officers simply aren't effective enough and call on police and staff to exercise the highest professional standards.

The Met Commissioner, Sir Mark Rowley, says much more needs to be done in his force:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:14 am  

The half-term getaway will be more expensive than it was pre-pandemic

Consumer group Which? says flights are up over 40% - with the largest hike on fares from Heathrow to Tenerife.

Passengers booking six weeks before departure paid an average of £262 more each way than in 2019 - for the family of four that's an extra £2,000.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:37 am  

A man from Sunbury is taking on the London Marathon to raise money for Hamptons Shooting Star Children’s Hospice

51 year old Paul Chandler is taking on the challenge dressed as the Iconic star wars character Chewbacca.

After serving Harrison Ford at his bike shop many times, they have become friends and decided to take on the marathon together.

The charity have supported Paul’s 16 year old son Dominic after he was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

You can find a link to his go fund me page here.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:02 am  

Tuesday, 27 September 2022

Plans for a new Integrated Retirement Community in Weybridge have been submitted after positive feedback from residents.

They’ve been put forward by living operators Amicala and development partner Socius following 4 months of consultation.

Unlike traditional care facilities, residents own their own home and front door, with more space, to maintain independence and privacy.

Around 600 people responded to plans to repurpose the existing JTI Headquarters, a 10-acre site on Members Hill in Brooklands.




posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:23 pm  

Former Chelsea midfielder Mikel John Obi has announced his retirement at the age of 35

He won two Premier League winners' medals during 11 years at Stamford Bridge.

The Nigeria international - who later had spells with Middlesbrough and Stoke - also lifted the Champions League, Europa League, League Cup and three FA Cups in West London.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:57 pm  

A former Chelsea and Surrey Police officer has been given a senior position in the Met.

Deputy Assistant Commissioner Matt Twist will handle Met Operations on a “long-term temporary basis”.

While at Surrey, he was a Chief Superintendent for three years.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

A man has been arrested for indecent exposure in Epsom.

The incident happened on Friday afternoon, where the man exposed himself to two adult females outside Ewell Grove School.

He then walked off towards Garbrand Walk, officers are asking any witnesses in the area at the time to come forward.

The suspect was interviewed and has been released with bail conditions not to go within 100 meters of a primary school.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

People in Egham are being asked if they’ve been the victim of egg throwing.

Police say they’ve been pointed towards one person but there’s been “enthusiastic discussion” in a concerned Whatsapp group.

The force says that “work has continued” to identify two young suspects and “they’ll be receiving visits in due course”.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Women are being invited to a Walk & Talk with police officers in Clapham to air their concerns about safety in the area.

They’ll join officers on patrol around the Common in an effort to address the concerns and answer any questions the public have.

It is planned for the 7th October at 13:00 starting outside Lavender Hill Police Station.

The aim of the initiative is to start a conversation between the public and officers to restore confidence, ensuring woman and girls feel safe.




posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:05 pm  

Hounslow has been recognised for its efforts of recycling

The Council has been shortlisted in the National Recycling Award’s category for best Food Waste Initiative.

The borough is one of only two London boroughs to be recognised, alongside Hillingdon.

The winners will be revealed at the award ceremony on Tuesday, 6th of December.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:13 am  

Wimbledon’s annual Waggy Walk returns on Saturday

Organised by Wimbledon Guild, the aim is for walkers and their dogs to stroll either 4km or 7km through Wimbledon Common. 

Money raised will be used by the charity to help support older people facing loneliness and isolation across Merton. 

Zoe Davies from Wimbledon Guild says it’s a great way to meet new people.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:59 am  

Two people have been arrested in Chertsey on suspicion of firearms offences

Emergency crews, including the police helicopter and armed officers, were called to Chilsey Green at around 1.30 yesterday afternoon. 

A 14-year-old boy and a 38-year-old man from Virginia Water are in custody.

Three air weapons were seized.

Anyone with information should contact Surrey Police.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:06 am  

Monday, 26 September 2022

Two garages have been destroyed in a fire at a block of flats in Sutton.

 The brigade was called on Saturday, at around 10.20am, to Brunswick Road.

Four gas cylinders were cooled and removed to prevent them exploding in the heat.

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

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:30 pm  

England's winless run has been extended to six matches after their final Nations League game with Germany ended 3-all.

Gareth Southgate's men had come from 2-nil down to lead 3-2 before conceding late on at Wembley.

England, who are already relegated to the second tier, finish the competition bottom of their group with 3 defeats and 3 draws.

Radio Jackie's James Gaffney reports from Wembly.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:19 pm  

Construction has started on a block of affordable housing in Feltham Town Centre.

 The 176 homes have already been purchased by Hounslow Council and its investment subsidiary company.

Half the new homes will be social rented, with the other half to be low rents for key workers and those on low incomes.

They’re set to be completed in 2024.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

A new covid-19 vaccination centre has opened in Staines.

Autumn boosters will be available along with all other doses for those who still need to be vaccinated.

It’s based in the former Decathlon retail unit next to the bus station and Spelthorne Youth Hub.

You must book your appointment to attend the vaccination centre via the NHS website.

https://www.nhs.uk/book-a-coronavirus-vaccination/ 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:07 pm  

Spelthorne police are urging people to ensure their vehicles are locked after a spate of thefts from cars.

They’re asking residents to take the correct security measures after an increase in reports.

They’re recommending you should remove any valuables of your vehicle and never leave them on show.

Lock doors and windows and hide keys and fobs to avoid keyless car thefts.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:06 pm  

England rugby union boss Eddie Jones has handed first call-ups to Northampton's Alex Coles and Saracens' Hugh Tizard.

The pair are included in a 36-player training squad ahead of the upcoming Autumn internationals.

Manu Tuilagi and Sam Simmonds are back in the group after recovering from injuries but there's no place for Danny Care.

England host Japan, New Zealand and South Africa at Twickenham in November.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Police have released an image of a man they want to speak to in connection with a robbery in Ashford.












They’re asking witnesses to come forward after the Londis on Glenfield Road was robbed at knife point on Saturday 13th August.

At around 12:10pm a man produced a knife, saying “give me the money”, then ordered the shop assistant to put £240 in a next bag.

The suspect’s described as a White mam, in his 20’s, with a beard and was wearing a dark coloured t-shirt, shorts and dark trainers.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:13 pm  

Ivan Toney could make his England debut tonight when the side take on Germany in the Nations League.

The Brentford forward has been included in the matchday squad for tonight's clash at Wembley.

Boss Gareth Southgate says Toney's performance won't determine whether he selects him for the World Cup.


England have already been relegated from their group.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:30 pm  

Lifetime tenancies for people in Wandsworth in social housing are being reintroduced.

The council was run by the Conservatives for 44 years, before being taken over by Labour in May.

Their other plans include 1,000 homes at social rent prices, and investing more in homelessness.

Lifetime tenancies were made more difficult to grant in government legislation in 2016, but the measures haven’t been enforced.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:30 pm  

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

Fire crews were called just before 8.30 yesterday morning to Claremont Gardens.

It’s believed the fire was accidental and involved candles.

It’s recommended that we swap traditional candles for LED flameless ones.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:33 pm  

Thousands of staff at further education colleges are beginning a three-day strike in a dispute over pay

Around 4-thousand union members are walking out at 26 institutions across England, including Croydon College.

They argue their wages have fallen behind inflation by 35% since 2009.

Another seven days of walkouts are planned next month.

Janet Farrar, the president of the University and College Union, says they've been forced to take action.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:54 am  

Brentford-based Pharmaceuticals giant GSK has poached Burberry's finance chief to create an all-female executive leadership team

Julie Brown will replace Iain Mackay, who's been in the position for nearly four years. 

She's previously held roles at AstraZeneca and advised the former Prime Minister Boris Johnson on business and economic issues.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:51 am  

Chelsea boss Emma Hayes believes her side are slowly working their way towards top form after a 2-nil win over Manchester City in the Women's Super League

The defending champions bounced back from a shock opening defeat to newly promoted Liverpool with victory at Kingsmeadow.

Hayes says there were encouraging signs.

 
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:18 am  

Croydon Council has set out plans to support pregnant women and families with new born children

Croydon Partnership Early Years Strategy aims to provide the 32,000 local children aged under five with the support they need.

Parents and carers will be encouraged to take up parenting programmes and will be directed to specialist services quickly.

There will also be more assistance for parents with newborn babies at home or those requiring breastfeeding support, amongst other things.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:31 am  

Thousands of staff at 26 further education colleges across England are beginning a strike in a dispute over pay

Around 4,000 people are walking out over the next three days at institutions including Croydon College.

Members of the University and College Union plan to strike for a total of ten days over the coming weeks, finishing just before the half term break at the end of October.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:19 am  

Sunday, 25 September 2022

A memorial to police sergeant Matt Ratana has been unveiled in Croydon

The memorial was hand-made by young people and incorporates hundreds of epaulettes donated by grieving colleagues from around the world.  

The thoughtful tribute is inspired by Matt’s 29-year policing career and recognises the impact his death had on others. 

Sergeant Ratana was shot dead at a custody centre in Croydon in September 2020. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:10 pm  

A demonstration has been held outside HMP Bronzefield in Ashford calling for an end to imprisoning pregnant women.

It comes after the anniversary of a baby’s death there. 

On Saturday former inmates and women with children were protesting for a change. 

One of the woman who was demonstrating said ‘it was a trauma that will live with me forever’



posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:39 pm  

There’s been a serious collision in Hounslow where four people were struck by a car.

Police were called at around 2.45am this morning to reports of the collision on Taunton Avenue. 

The four people hit, all men in their 20’s were taken to hospital with serious injuries, two remain in a life-threatening condition. 

No arrests have been made but detectives are trying to locate the driver of the Nissan Qashqai which didn’t stop at the scene. 


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:27 pm  

Detectives are appealing for witnesses to an incident in Hounslow during which four pedestrians were struck by a car.

Police were called at around 2.45am this morning to reports of a car in collision with four pedestrians in Taunton Avenue, Hounslow.

The four men, aged in their early 20s, were taken to hospital. Two remain in a life-threatening condition; the other two sustained injuries which have been assessed as life-changing.

The driver of the Nissan Qashqai car did not stop at the scene.

 No arrests have been made at this time. Anyone with information or any witnesses yet to speak with police are asked to call 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:17 am  

Detectives are appealing for witnesses to an incident in Hounslow during which four pedestrians were struck by a car.

Police were called at around 2.45am this morning to reports of a car in collision with four pedestrians in Taunton Avenue, Hounslow.

The four men, aged in their early 20s, were taken to hospital. Two remain in a life-threatening condition; the other two sustained injuries which have been assessed as life-changing.

The driver of the Nissan Qashqai car did not stop at the scene.

 No arrests have been made at this time. Anyone with information or any witnesses yet to speak with police are asked to call 101. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:07 am  

Detectives have released images of two men they want to trace after £2,300 was taken from an elderly woman's bank account.

At around 11.45am on 5 July, the 88-year-old victim was using an ATM at a Tesco store in Oldfield Road, Sutton.

She was distracted by two men who managed to take her card, one of whom later used it to withdraw cash from her account.

Detectives are urging anyone who recognises the men to ring 101.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:42 am  

Yesterday marked a special day for Middlesex Women’s Cricket Club as they were honoured with ceremonial county caps.

At Lord’s Cricket Ground, during the mid-innings interval of England Women’s latest One Day International against India Women, over fifty past and present players of the Club were presented with ceremonial Club caps, in honour of their playing achievements in List-A cricket for Middlesex Women.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:17 am  

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

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

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

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

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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 is passionate about radio and voiceover work.

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